October 2015 Beauty & Lifestyle Favourites

November 3, 2015

October was a blast, filled with a ton of fall-festive activities and food. But I’m a little happy to see it come to an end, as the arrival of November means I can officially begin the countdown to Christmas!

As you can probably tell by the title of this post, today I’m sharing some favourites from the month we just bid farewell to. I didn’t wear a ton of makeup during October, but I do have a few stand-out products as well as a couple random favourites to share with you.

Beauty Products:

Covergirl The Super Sizer by LashBlast Mascara

I have a whole post on this product, here. But to summarize…it’s amaze-balls! It makes my eyelashes so long and supple and doesn’t flake throughout the day.

E.L.F. Studio Flawless Concealer Brush

This brush makes applying concealer a breeze! Bonus – I found it across the border for just three dollars! It’s super fluffy, soft and the perfect size to use on the delicate under eye area. It’s the perfect density to blend, without dragging or removing any of the product.

I have used the crap out of this product, as you can probably tell by the beat-up packaging. It’s barely recognizable with the writing rubbed off. But I still adore it, especially during this time of year when the weather takes a toll on my pout. I apply a small amount religiously before bed and it works overnight to rehydrate and heal my chapped lips.

Marshmallow Fireside Bath & Body Works 3-Wick Candle

This scent is my obsession right now! It has a blend of creamy vanilla with a twist of masculinity…like a woodsy cologne.  Literally like marshmallows toasting on a campfire, but not quite as smoky as you would expect. My only problem…it was available for a limited time during the fall and once this one has burned down, I’ll be sitting with fingers crossed waiting to see if it will be on shelves again next year.


Scream Queens

I watched the first episode while on a treadmill at the gym and I can only imagine what onlookers thought of my facial expressions. This show is bizarre, a little grotesque and vulgar, but also insanely cheesy and comical. Somehow, I’m addicted. Emma Roberts is a gem in her evil role and the addition of Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Nick Jonas and Ariana Grande make for a priceless cast.

Once Upon a Time on Netflix

The writers of this show are so creative! I love how all of the fairy tale characters intertwine and the stories I remember from my childhood are reimagined. What I don’t like however, is how Peter Pan is (was) portrayed. If you’ve never seen the show before, I won’t spoil it for you. But for those of you who are on the storybook bandwagon, I’m sure you understand what I mean.

Smoothies for Breakfast

My favourite combination is mango, banana, spinach, chia seeds, yogurt and coconut water. I find that it keeps me full until lunch time and I have less junk food cravings throughout the day.

Halloween Makeup Tutorials on YouTube

During the month of October, I was literally in awe of some dramatic Halloween makeup looks posted to YouTube. Like this American Horror Story Freakshow inspired look by Desi Perkins, or this twisted fortune teller makeup by Nicole Guerriero, and this glam mummy created by Lustrelux. These girls are insanely talented and deserve all the praise they can get. It’s evident that a ton of work is involved in each video and I love how each introduction is like a mini-movie in itself.  Sure, Halloween is over, but maybe you’ll find inspiration from these videos (like I did) for your costume next year.

I hope you enjoyed my first ever monthly favourites post. I am going to try to do them on a regular basis from now on.

Ps. Hope you’re having an amazing week so far!!!


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