I feel like as we approach the end of the year time is going by faster and faster! This month has been another whirlwind and I can’t believe how quickly it went by. As evidenced by the fact that I only wrote SIX blog posts this month, October has been a very busy time for us! Here are some things that I’ve been enjoying this past month:
Beauty Bakerie Lip Whips
Okay seriously, I know I just wrote an entire post basically raving about these but I am seriously obsessed. Since I wrote that post I’ve bought 3 more colors and I absolutely adore them all! I got one new matte shade, Honey – a light pink which is pretty much my perfect lip color and may end up being my wedding day lip color – which I’m wearing in the photo above. I also got two metallic shades this time! The ones I got were Rosé Posé (middle), a beautiful light pink with gold metallic shimmer, and Royal Tea (right), a darker maroon also with gold shimmer. I had never used metallic lipstick before but these are so beautiful! I think they will look great for the holidays as well 🙂 I’ll most likely write a post reviewing those 3 colors soon with actual swatches but I am loving them so far!!
This only came out on the 27th so it wasn’t technically an all-month favorite, but this game just came out for the Nintendo Switch and we LOVE it so much!!! On the surface this looks like a typical Mario game where you have to explore, fight Bowser, rescue Peach – the whole nine. But the thing I love about this game is that there is SO much more to do outside of the main storyline. There’s tons of areas to explore and cool things to find and even after you beat the game there’s still so much more to do!! It gives it a lot of replay value for me and I have really enjoyed playing it the past few days.
Another thing that only came out at the end of October so it feels weird to call it an October favorite, but omg I’m obsessed. I won’t spoil anything here if you haven’t watched it but Stranger Things is a Netflix series that everyone seems to be in love with, and for good reason. It’s so good!!!!!! If you like 80s-era spooky monster-y stories with really cool characters and fabulously retro style, you will love it. I loved the first season when it came out last year and I tried to resist watching all of season 2 in a single day when it came out last week, because I didn’t want it to end! The new season took all the great things about season 1 and ran with them and UGH I just loved it so much! I already want to watch the whole thing again – and I could, because with only 9 episodes it’s easy to binge them all in one day haha
Jerrod Maruyama Kingdom of Cute Backpack
While my mom was visiting me for a few days this month we of course did some shopping at Disney Springs, and I nearly ran to the register when I saw this for sale. This Kingdom of Cute series debuted a few months ago I think? And I’ve had my eye on this backpack ever since, but it was sold out for what seemed like forever. And obviously you can see why – it’s so cute!!! So when I saw it back in stock and it was my first shopping trip after our 40% holiday cast merchandise discount started…it felt like fate. I’ve been using this at work and in the parks and have gotten so many compliments on it. The first day I took it to the park I had 4 people stop me and ask where I got it!! It was a great purchase and I love it so much. If you’re in WDW and looking for this too I got mine at the Marketplace Co-Op in Disney Springs!
Sigma is known for having really great makeup brushes, but I’ve always found them to be a little expensive for my budget so I don’t have very many. However…Hautelook recently had a Sigma event (I wrote about Hautelook here if you don’t know what that is) with AMAZING discounts and I finally decided to take the plunge on this set of 5 face brushes. The set normally retails for $90 and I got it for 45 aka half price!! And I’m so happy to report that these brushes are great! I normally use a beauty blender for foundation but lately I’ve been using the round top one (F82) and I love how it looks. The brushes included in the set are F80, F82, F84, F86 and F88, and they work really well for powder as well as cream/liquid products. I’ll probably write a full review post soon but I am loving them so far!
At Target recently we randomly decided to try these candles from a brand called Signature Soy and we ended up absolutely loving them. I only use soy candles because they burn more cleanly and imo the scents are stronger, and these are no exception! The first few we tried were Cinnamon Pumpkin Muffin (which has been sold out at our store since, rip because it’s AMAZING) and Through the Woods, which smells like a Christmas tree and we promptly went back and bought a bigger size haha. We also ended up picking up Autumn Harvest, Hickory Hearth, and Give Thanks – which should make all the Thanksgiving fans out there feel good haha. Anyway I love these candles and I can’t wait to try out Christmasy scents!!
Those are some of my favorite things for this month! Like I said, a lot has been going on this month…wedding planning, exciting job stuff, moving into a new apartment – it’s a lot! But these are the things that made me happiest this month 🙂 I hope you enjoyed this post and as always thank you for reading!