Monthly Favorites: October
Tomorrow is the last day of October and I can barely believe it! I feel like this month flew by, but honestly this whole year has flown by! Monthly favorites are some of my absolute favorite YouTube videos to watch, and when I started this blog I knew I wanted to include my own version. While most of these favorites may fall under the “beauty” category, I also wanted to include just my general favorite products that I have been loving this month!
My first favorite for the month has to go to this foundation. I picked this up when I was doing my friend’s makeup for her wedding and then I started loving it myself! It is my go-to foundation specifically for a night out or for an event. It is waterproof, sweat proof, basically bullet proof. The reason I love this for events is also because it has no SPF in it, therefore there is no flashback if anyone is taking photos. I think this foundation glides right on, and the “nourishing” aspect doesn’t make it too drying for me. You can also use this as a foundation or as a concealer, and as a previous fan of the Pro Longwear Concealer , I actually prefer this new version more. I pick this as my must-have for any brides as well!
Price: $6.50 regularly but they constantly have sales for $3.50
Now for a non “makeup” favorite item! October is my favorite month of the year. Yes, my birthday is in October (which is fun I can’t lie), but I love October because it finally starts to feel like fall! I am one of those people who loves pumpkin EVERYTHING and I think fall scents are by far the best. So when October rolls around it is totally acceptable for me to decorate my house and make everything smell like fall and I take full advantage! Every year I can’t wait for the release of the Bath and Body Works fall candles and wallflowers, and this year I discovered what I think is my favorite scent of all: Marshmallow Fireside. I can’t even describe how delicious and warm this smell is! I have been obsessed and buying more of these all month so I just had to include it here.
I have seen these little liquid eyeshadows all over YouTube, and I always wanted one! I finally decided to pick one up from Ulta, and basically now I want them all. These are amazing!! If you want to add a little something to an eye look for a night out, these are perfect. The sparkle and glitter is so pretty! I picked mine up in the shade “Smoldering Satin” and I think the undertone of this is great. It’s like a taupey/brown with silver and I specifically thought I would use it with my Natasha Denona 2 palette which I reviewed in my last post. I wore this shadow when I met Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper (also in a previous post) and I received complements on it all night long. Also, the staying power is impressive! Once you apply this to your lid and it dries, it isn’t going anywhere. I do suggest doing your eye makeup first with this because when initially blending, there will be fallout. But once it’s set, you are good to go!
Colourpop Ultra Metallic Lip in “Zebra” and “Kween”
Price: $6 each
If you love makeup, you have probably heard of this up and coming company Colourpop that offers insanely good products for an extremely low price. They are taking the makeup world by storm, and the fact that they launch in Sephora this week just proves that. I started buying from Colourpop around 3 years ago when the only thing they sold was eyeshadow pots! They have grown a lot, and actually one of my favorite products they have now are their liquid lipsticks and glosses. When I start transitioning into “fall” makeup, I always reach for those deeper, richer colors. I also am a big fan of the metallic looking lip to pop on with a cozy sweater (might as well hand me a PSL). These lip products hit all of that for me! They are not drying, they have the perfect amount of metallic (not too much at all), and they stay put. What more could you ask for?
Bath and Body Works Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte Line
Did I mention that I love the scent of marshmallows and pumpkin? This line from Bath and Body Works is my favorite! The thing that I love about Bath and Body Works is the COUPONS. They have probably some of the best coupons out there because I almost always end up getting free items. So in order to pick up the entire line, I had to strategize and stack coupons. Basically they almost always offer “spend $10 get a free item up to $13.50”. Then I use my 20% off coupon, and on top of that they usually do “buy 2 body care items, get 1 free”. All of these combine for such a good deal! This was my first time using the shower body scrub, and I have to say I think it is such a nice touch. Exfoliating feels so nice and leaves you so soft! Then I like to use the matching lotion and body spray and voila! I match my house and smell like a marshmallow pumpkin fall-obsessed person :).
There you have it, my favorite items during the month of October! Let me know what your favorite products were this month!