I’ve never done one of these before. But with the greatest month of the year coming to an end, I think it definitely calls for a bit of a look back. I had a lot of favorites this month; ranging from books, to makeup products, to music, as I’m sure you all did, too and sharing them with you is going to be the start of something exciting; Monthly Favorites coming your way every month going forward! Maybe I can introduce you guys to some new things and vice versa. You know, classic word-of-mouth.
Starting with makeup! I’ve only slightly strayed from my usual products when I received these three in my Sephora Play Box. The first is the Urban Decay Optical Complexion Primer. Like your typical makeup primer, I put this product on my face before applying foundation. I’ve found that it has a great texture, makes my face appear poreless, and allows my foundation to sit nicely on my face, without absorbing too much into my skin. I’ve tried out multiple primers (Smashbox, Benefit, etc.), but I find myself especially drawn to this one. Definitely going to purchase the full size once income allows!
The second product is the Makeup Forever Ultra HD Skin Booster. When I first received it, I was unsure of not how, but when to apply it. The directions said to apply before putting on your foundation, but what about primer!? So, I made a bold move, and mixed both the UD primer and the Skin Booster together and I have to say, it makes for one beautiful combo. The skin booster is refreshing and makes my face appear to be a hell of a lot smoother than it really is. Mix it with the primer and the pores are gone. Cannot complain. Will purchase.
Lastly, the Tarte Rain Forest of the Sea Marine Boosting Mist. SO GOOD! I use it as a makeup setting spray and out of the two I’ve tried (Urban Decay and Boscia) it’s my favorite. Not only does it work, but it is so refreshing I can hardly stand it. 10/10.
This candle has been an essential part of my October. I light it up, turn out my lights, crawl into bed, and let the aromatic scents of sage, juniper berry and eucalyptus relax me to complete elation. Sounds a little exaggerated, but the smell is, in my opinion, the perfect scent for fall.
I did a mystery book review that you can check out here on this next October favorite. In a dark, dark wood by Ruth Ware. It’s an easy read, but a read you will not be able to put down. It’s suspenseful, it’s thrilling, it’s spooky, it’s everything you could want for a Fall read.
Quickly, music. This album is old news, but it reminds me of fall (perhaps because that’s the time of year I discovered it) and it’s one of those albums where every song is a bop and a half. Check it out if you have the chance. Language & Perspective // Bad Suns.
What were some of your favorites this month? I’d love to hear ’em!