Despite having 31 days of Halloween fun, it just doesn’t seem like enough, right? The first couple days of November I usually experience “Post-Halloween Blues”, and then I start getting amped up for Christmas. (Does anyone really celebrate Thanksgiving anymore? 😦 ) Now that it’s November, we’re shifting into Turkey Time; also known as the month of loosened belt buckles, pumpkin pie, Macy Day Parade, and the ever-so-popular “Day of Death by Consumerism”. But first, let’s look back at some great October faves:
Colourpop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Bumble- Nothing screams “autumn” more than brown lipstick. If you’re a bit tentative and aren’t ready to apply some chocolate colored lippie, this is the shade for you. Bumble is a true terra cotta color, and looks fabulous on all complexions. It’s a darker nude that will get you in the holiday spirit. Depending on your coloring, this lippie can lean more red or brown. This shade wears very comfortably, doesn’t settle into lip lines, and lasts for hours. A must-have! Pick one up here.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Whiskey- When you have light eyelashes, sometimes black mascara and eyeliner can be a bit too much. If you want to go for that “No Makeup” makeup look, it’s a dead-giveaway. Whiskey is a matte brown with crazy pigmentation and blendability. I’ve been using it to tightline and it’s perfect for a softer look. As you can see, I’ll be picking up a new one soon, I’m almost out! Buy it here.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette- Now that Strobing is the new makeup trend, highlighters and luminizers have been flying off the shelves worldwide. I’ve had this palette for almost a year now, and it’s a stellar product. There are three shades: one neutral (dim light), one pearlescent (incandescent light), and one golden beige (radiant light). These finely milled powders can be used in a multitude of ways; as a highlight (Incandescent is perfect for that!), as a subtle bronzer (Radiant light), or as an overall face powder to give your skin a beautiful glow (Dim light). There are some magical properties in these babies that smoothen your skin and blur imperfections, helping you look flawless in every light. This is a bit pricey at $58, but with the VIB Rouge and VIB sale currently going on (20% off everything!), you can pick this up for $46.40. Splurge on one here.
Lush Cosmetics Baked Alaska Soap- This gorgeous bar soap was so popular last holiday season it’s back again this year! Grapefruit, lemon myrtle, and ylang ylang oil make this a zippy citrus with a touch of sweetness, just perfect for the holidays. In store this soap looks like a giant snowball, but when cut open a vibrant green and blue with red and yellow orbs is revealed. Every slice of soap is different, that’s the beauty of it. Baked Alaska gently cleanses and tones the skin, it isn’t drying or moisturizing. Grab a slice here.
What about some non-beauty loves? Here’s what I was obsessed with this October:
American Horror Story- Yep, I’m a total wimp when it comes to scary stuff. Anything paranormal, count me out! However, this show is SO good. Currently on Coven, which is definitely my favorite. Murder House was pretty great too though.. is it wrong that I find a sociopathic shooter attractive? Darn you Evan Peters! ❤
Disneyland Halloween Party- Attending the annual Disneyland Halloween Party has been a family tradition for the past couple years. The wait times are significantly shorter, people wear the coolest costumes, special food items, and you get loads of candy! I wore my brand new Shield logo shirt, with a hidden glow-in-the-dark Hydra symbol. As per usual, it was an awesome night. 🙂
What were some of your favorite things from October? Let me know! 🙂