This month I’m splitting my favorites up into lifestyle and beauty. October is my favorite month of the year, which could have been the reason I have so many favorites. I must have been feeling extra favorite-y this month? I had to stop myself from adding more to this list too. I won’t be splitting them up every month, but this one would have gone on way too long if I hadn’t.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Palette / A lot of palettes have come out recently that I have to resist the urge to buy, but this one sparked my curiosity. I ended up going for it because of the unique shades. Part of me still wants Subculture, so the similarities between Prism and that palette appealed to me. I’m really happy that I bought it and the colors are unique and beautiful. It has some really fun colors in there that make me want to step outside my comfort zone.
Nyx Angel Veil / I hate hate hate how much this costs, because drugstore makeup shouldn’t EVER be over $10 in my opinion. I bought this for the wedding makeup I did. It made all the girls’ skin look great and I’m happy it’s in my collection now. I feel like this is a primer that would work well for anyone, and performs like a high end product.
Bright yellow gold eyeshadow / Last month was a bronze eyeshadow phase, this month is yellow. I love anything bright gold/ Fenty Trophy Wife color. Wodabe in the Juvia’s Place palette has a beautiful one, ABH Prism has a stunning one that leans more mustard, and Colourpop Telepathy is my other favorite. Bright yellowy golds give the effect of wearing a bright color, but in a more wearable, less intimidating way.
Conair Curling Iron / I was in a tight situation where I needed a curling iron and didn’t have access to mine. I bought the cheapest Conair one I could and ended up loving it. It’s been awhile since I have used a curling iron with a clamp and I’m enjoying rediscovering how to do it.
Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s oil / The ends of my hair are quite dry, andthe type of oil that I use on it really matters. If the oil is too thick is makes my hair look wet rather than hydrated. This one sinks in quickly and a little bit goes a long way.
Drybar Triple Sec / I’ve had a bottle of this for so long that I only use on one off special occasions. It was on it’s last leg so I went ahead and just used up the rest and went hard, spraying it all over my hair after I had curled it for my best friend’s engagement party. My hair lasted all night, smelled good, and the style lasted almost a whole week. This stuff rocks and is a bomb hair product.
Ponds Cold Cream / This makeup remover has been around forever and I finally bought it. The best makeup remover EVER is Philosophy Purity, but it’s pricey and I’m trying to find a good alternative. This one works well and makes my skin feel hydrated. The only annoying part is you need to use a hot washcloth to wipe it off, because just water won’t do it.
L’oreal Sublime Bronze Towelettes / These were purchased in an act of desperation. I was on a business trip in Virginia and the self tanner I had done at home was getting really sketchy. I made a CVS trip and decided to give these towelettes a try… (P.S. where I live doesn’t have these stores so this was a first time experience and the store was a little sketchy but they totally had all the products I needed.) They have a self tan smell but that fades immediately and leaves you with beautiful even tan that isn’t messy and made me feel glowy with healthy color.
Cetaphil Moisturizer / Lightweight, unscented, hydrating- my ideal face lotion. It’s good for nighttime, everyday under makeup, and for anywhere on your body that needs moisturizing. It’s such a people pleaser product. Egyptian Magic is still my favorite moisturizer of all time, but this one is second because it’s so easy and inexpensive.
Cicapair Tiger Grass / I mentioned this in a recent haul post and need to tell the world about it. This lotion makes redness disappear and delivers SPF so I use it as on weekdays before work on top of my moisturizer. It’s a great alternative to foundation if you aren’t looking for a lot of coverage. My skin has been breaking out quite a bit lately and I really like dotting this on zits because it zaps any redness and helps me forget about them.
OPI It color / Mustard is such an on-trend color and this one was so fun to wear on my nails this month. Yellow nails sounds off putting, but somehow works so well. I found myself staring at my hands so much when I wore this shade.
Sally Hansen Wine Stock / I “needed” a ultra dark oxblood red nail polish. I wanted something that looked like Essie Wicked, but I don’t like the brush on that one. SH Wine Stock looked like just the ticket. This polish is the perfect mix of red and plum. The drawback is that it’s more of a jelly finish, so it’s not full coverage. Unless you want to use six coats of it, use another color underneath. I used a maroon nail polish underneath last night, then applied two coats of Wine Stock. The finish is SO shiny. Ideally it would be fully opaque on it’s own, but I like that I have been able to get two looks out of it- blackened red with a dark polish underneath, and a brighter black cherry with a red base underneath.
Thank you for reading! I wish I had a little more in the makeup category this month, but I’ve just been loving a lot of the same products I have mentioned in previous months and trying to rediscover the awesome products I already have. Happy Halloween!