I really feel like October just started so writing this favorites post is a bit off. Don’t get me wrong I’ve definitely seen my fair share of PSL and pumpkin picking instas so I know fall officially happened. October was great and November should be even better! (We’ve got something super exciting coming to WDA soon!!) Anyway, let's get into my favorite things from October!
It’s no surprise that I love my Lorac palettes. I’m not ashamed to admit I’ve got both pro palettes and so happy I managed to get my hands on the first mega pro palette that came out around last Christmas. This month they released the mega pro 2 and I couldn’t pass it up. These shadows are so beautiful, easy to work with, and such a good formula. Do I think you need all four? Probably not. Do I think I need all four? Yes absolutely.
I’ve had my eye on Nightmoth for sometime now and knew after talking about my favorite fall lipsticks it was time to add it to my collection. Don’t get me wrong, MAC lipliners are so expensive and I think you can find some great dupes at the drugstore but dark purples are my THANG so I didn’t mind investing. It’s the perfect base for any vampy shade, it adds a little depth and dimension. Lately I’ve been deepening the outer corners of my lips and creating a subtle ombre, I’m into it.
I have to be honest, I wasn’t a huge fan of Too Faced Better Than Sex when I first purchased it. The formula is a little more wet than I typically like my mascaras. I set it aside and used some other favorites but recently rediscovered it when I was cleaning out my collection. I decided to give it a try and I LOVE it. It’s the perfect consistency now. It adds lots of volume and some length to my lashes. I don’t know that I’ll repurchase just because I have some drugstore ones that I enjoy but I really loved it this month.
This month I've added a completely new product (and technique) to my beauty routine. I've never really attempted contouring aka I am always running late and have little time to experiment in the mornings. I finally had a chance to play around with contouring and I'm digging it. I use NYX Taupe for it, even though it's considered a blush. It's the perfect shade for my skin tone, not too ashy but not too dark. Definitely recommend giving it a shot, shoutout to youtube tutorials to help me out!
Hand in hand with contouring is highlighting. I've loved Mary-Lou manizer for some time now but paired with taupe, I'm in love. It gives the perfect glow to any look. Since I have oily skin, I'm surprised how much I love this product. Highlighting can be tricky when I do everything to make my skin look as matte as possible. I focus it just on the high points of my cheekbones and really love the look it gives!
I mean … you’ve seen me in swing dresses here and here so did you think they weren’t going to make my favorites for the month? I feel like every time I get dressed, I reach for one. And I can totally get away with it too because I have so many colors and you can accessorize them a million different ways. I don’t see these babies going anywhere.
Last month I talked about my taupe Steve Madden booties and guess what? I found them in black! I was at DSW returning something but if you know anything about me you know seldom leave places empty handed so I decided to browse around. I am so happy to add these to my closet. They’re super comfortable and go with literally everything. I just need to find them in a cognac color and I’ll be set!
I’ve had these bracelets for a few months now but I’ve been stacking them a ton this month. They’re just an easy layering piece that again, match with absolutely everything. I’ve been really into mixing stripes and leopard lately #adventurous. Sometimes I break them up, sometimes I wear them together. I keep these in my purse because they’re the perfect last minute addition to any outfit!
The queen is back. ADELE, I have missed you. Pretty sure the entire world is in love with Hello and I am no exception. Safe to say I’ve listened to this song close to a million times already. It’s definitely going to be on repeat until 25 comes out in late November. If you haven’t heard it yet please please please go watch the video. Plus her makeup in it is serious praise hands emoji.
It’s October and although I’m not a huge PSL girl, I did watch Hocus Pocus every night for a week straight. Beetlejuice, Nightmare Before Christmas, The Adams Family, Sleepy Hollow, and Halloweentown have also been on my TV a little too much this month but I don’t even mind.
I still don’t know how I really feel about this season of AHS. I think I’m into it but not too sure. I’ll give it a couple more episodes before I decide either way. Also, I’ve got to admit even though I told you I wasn’t a fan of Coven; I miiiiiight have watched it this month. Still not in love with it and definitely doesn't beat the first two seasons but after giving it a second chance, I don’t think it’s quite as bad as I thought. Plus when I’m rocking my black dress, new booties and a deep lip I feel like Madison Montgomery. On Wednesdays we wear black.
What were some of your favorite things this month?
Anything I need to check out?!
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