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October Favorites 2017

Happy November! And that means it’s time for my October favorites. I love November and December, it’s my favorite time of year. October was a whirlwind of a month, I felt busy all the time but it was a good busy. I had numerous shoots and even started working on my December content for Christmas.

While it was a busy month, I still had time to try some new products that ended up being some current favorites. I always say that these are my favorite kinds of posts but they truly are; so i’ll keep saying it. A few of these products are from my e.l.f. haul and my bedtime essentials, but this is a little more of a thorough review and insight into the products.

Often when I do posts like hauls or first impressions, my favorites will show you what all I really enjoyed from those hauls. I tried a few new things this month and I am anxious to share what I think about them! Lets get started with my October Favorites.

October Favorites 

Simple Foaming Cleanser

I picked this foaming cleanser up from my local Walmart and I am in love with it! My skin has been better and clearer lately so I wanted to find a cleanser that was not just for acne but just a normal, sensitive skin cleanser. I have never really used any Simple products but I might just start trying more! While I am not someone that is obsessive about all natural products I do appreciate the idea of “simple” for my skin care.

I have bad allergies and very sensitive skin so this product is perfect for me. The foam is also amazing! I had never used a foaming cleanser but I am sold on them! They really allow your face to get nice and clean and you use less product. It was easy to include this in my October favorites, I knew from the first use that it would be eventually in a favorites!

L’Oreal Infallible Foundation Blender

After seeing many beauty vloggers use this sponge, I decided to see what all the fuss was about. I’ve never tried the real Beauty Blender (too expensive for a sponge) but I cannot image it being any better than this sponge. It is bouncy, and extremely easy to blend out foundation. It doesn’t soak up too much product and it really expands when dampened. I love the shape of the sponge as well; its pointed for under the eyes and has a flat bottom to apply on the rest of the face. I don’t like dense and hard brushes so this bouncy and light sponge from L’Oreal. I highly recommend this sponge for all my beauty lovers out there! It’s probably my favorite product from my October Favorites.

Wet n Wild Color Icon Contouring Palette in Caramel Toffee

I first used this product a few years ago when I first started learning to contour but I had the lighter shade. I wanted a new bronzer and I remembered how much I loved the Wet n Wild palette ones. My Walmart was sold out of the lighter shade so I took the plunge and tried the darker one. Turns out, it’s actually a perfect shade for me! It’s not to warm but perfect for my fair skin tone. I am a big fan of these contour palettes! I don’t really use the highlight shade but the contour shade is too perfect not to use. I don’t really like how just the bronzer’s that Wet n Wild sell swatch so I stick with the contour palettes.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

I mentioned this powder in my “high end worth it products” and I couldn’t help but bring it to my October Favorites. I have been using this powder every time I have done my makeup this week. I normally hate translucent powders but this one it too perfect. It is smooth and keeps my foundation set in place all day. Influenster sent me this complimentary many months ago and I have loved it ever since. The powder has a bone tone to it but it doesn’t apply colored at all. I love how soft the powder is and doesn’t really make any mess so far!

Mini Happy Planner in Market Floral 

While its a little before the new year, I bought a new planner and started using it. I love the size of the mini because it fits perfectly in my purse and I can carry it everywhere. I always tend to get big planners and then they sit on my side table, never being used. These are unmarked 12 month calendars- you can start and stop this planner whenever you want. Michael’s has many different designs and plans; I purchased the “Market Floral” design. It is full of pinks, golds, and flowers- nothing more perfect for my style. And they are currently on sale, so go get one! It has been a huge help for me these last few weeks.

BH Cosmetics 124 blending brush 

BH Cosmetics has some really good quality brushes. I purchased a “Sculpt & Blend” set and this was one of the brushes. I normally use the Real Techniques powder brush but this has been my favorite powder brush this month. It’s a perfect size and density. It’s fluffy but still fairly hard. I love that it comes to a point because it is perfect for under my eyes. I highly recommend this brush and this whole set actually. Last month, I shared a few more of their brushes in my monthly favorites.

What were you loving this month? Let me know in the comments! XX

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12 Comments

  • Reply kym

    those candles are so gorgeous!! I love your set up

    November 4, 2017 at 5:02 am
  • Reply Taylor

    Ohh love your cozy set up for all these photos! Makes me want to cuddle up in a blanket and enjoy this fall season. Also, I just implemented a planner in my everyday life, and its been awesome!

    November 4, 2017 at 5:49 am
  • Reply Jennifer

    Oh my goodness! I love my foundation blender…it is amazing!! And you are so right about having a good set of brushes-they really do make a world of difference in your daily beauty routine!! Love your choices for October’s favs!!

    November 4, 2017 at 6:42 am
  • Reply Emily Moore

    Oooh I have been looking for a really nice foaming facial cleanser! I have really sensitive skin, too, so it sounds like this will be a perfect one to try! Thanks for sharing!

    November 4, 2017 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply Jess

    I love seeing your favorites! I have actually used a couple of these products myself and love them as well!! I will have to try out that brush.

    November 4, 2017 at 1:43 pm
  • Reply Alyssa Bouma

    The beauty blender has been a total game changer for me! Loved reading about your favorite beauty products for this month!

    November 4, 2017 at 4:15 pm
  • Reply sarah

    the beauty blenders are so expensive but so worth it, they totally change the game. Thanks for sharing all of these with us!

    November 5, 2017 at 12:26 am
  • Reply Lacey Fincher

    How fun! I’ve been looking for a new face wash, I will have to try that Simple one out. I also bought a new planner this past month and it is definitely a new favorite.

    November 5, 2017 at 1:47 am
  • Reply Shuttertreasure

    I probably won’t be using these myself, but I’ll pass this on to girls /guys who might find this interesting. Thanks for sharing!

    November 5, 2017 at 3:35 am
  • Reply Heather Scott

    Yesss I have a lot of these items currently. Love Simple skincare!

    November 5, 2017 at 4:00 am
  • Reply Sarah M Holladay

    Thanks for sharing more of your favorites! I find new things I want to try every month… but this time that foundation blender is calling my name. I’ve still never tried one!

    November 5, 2017 at 4:47 am
  • Reply Kym

    Oooooh no you shouldn’t have showed that makeup now i want all of it.
    Your set-up is so gorgeous and cozy i love it.

    November 5, 2017 at 5:27 pm
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