October Favorites – Round Up (what I loved in the month of October)


October Beauty Favorites

I can’t believe November is here already! October flew by, but if you are anything like me, you are so excited for the holiday season! This past month I discovered some amazing new favorites and i’m so happy to be sharing them with you! Maybe some of these products will make the perfect holiday gifts.

*some affiliate links used – ALL opinions are my own HONEST opinions. 


I felt as if this month I struck gold when it came to beauty products! I got my hands on some AMAZING products that blew my mind.

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Renaissance Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette If you follow me on instagram – @EllDuclos  then you know just how much I am LOVING this palette. I know I am late to the modern renaissance palette party BUT, ever since I got my hands on this palette, I can’t stop using it! The pigmentation is incredible and the shades are so creamy. I have especially been loving the red and pink toned shades for the outer corners of my eyes, and the Vermeer shade for the inner and base. This is such a great fall/winter palette. So excited to create holiday looks next! Here is a Halloween look I created using this palette. October favorites - Halloween look

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

October Beauty Favorites Another palette that I have been loving is the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette. This palette has an array of colors to choose, from pinks to browns and purples. I love this palette to help create smokey eye looks as well as neutral everyday looks. The best part is every time I open the palette, I can smell peaches. It’s so great!

HUDA Beauty – HighLight Palette 

Highlighter by huda beauty

This highlight palette is EVERYTHING. It even gives you steps/tips on where to put each shade. Creates the perfect amount of glow for everyday + glam use!

Tarte – CC Under Eye Correcter

October Beauty Favorites I bought this on a whim, and I am pleasantly surprised. I love this under eye corrector. I suffer from dark circles and this helps to really brighten my under eye! It’s creamy and creaseless. So glad I gave this product a chance!

Bobbi Brown Bronzer – Natural

October Monthly Favorites I absolutely adore Bobbi Brown products. Their bronzer in natural is the perfect tone for my fair skin. I am super pasty, white in the winter months so having this bronzer to add warmth to my face is everything. It gives me a natural bronze glow, without looking orange or muddy. I love it!

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick – GingerBread Man

October Beauty Lip Favorites The Too Faced Melted line is incredible. I picked up this shade because it was so popular and I wanted to see for myself! I am OBSESSED…it’s smells like gingerbread!!!! This shade is perfect for the fall. It’s a brown/orange toned liquid lipstick that dries matte. It can be a little drying on the lips if you aren’t used to matte liquid lipsticks, I suggest adding a gloss. The pigmentation is amazing and long lasting. You can’t go wrong. Here’s what it looks like on! Gingerbread Melted Matte Lip by Too Faced

NYX Lingerie Lip – Embellishment

October Lip Favorites - NYX Lingerie Line I recently tried out the NYX lingerie line because another blogger recommended it. I am so happy I tried this line out because I am now obsessed. The formula is long lasting and very wearable. I love that it also creates a “fuller” lip effect. Call me crazy but, when I am wearing this lippie, my lips look fuller! Featured Below. Nyx Lingerie Embellishment

Maybelline Metallic Lipsticks – Smoked Silver

Smoked Silver October Lip Favorite I am sure you all have heard me RAVE about the Maybelline metallic line. I can’t rave about them enough! I was so impressed by this line. The shades were so fun for Halloween looks! My favorite shade is Smoked Silver. It’s a wearable shade that you can wear for glam, fun, and natural looks! Smoked Silver + NYX Embellishment is the dream duo! I love these together and separately. It looks so stunning on! October Lip Product Favorites

Moroccan Magic Lip Balms

October Lip Balm Favorites I recently became a partner of Moroccan Magic because I love their lip balms so much. During the winter months my lips become cracked and dry. These lip balms help to keep my lips moisturized and soft! They are affordable and can be found at your local CVS nationwide! My favorite is Rose.


With the winter months fast approaching, I start taking my skin care SERIOUSLY. It’s important for me to keep my skin soft, clear of break outs, and fresh daily. Here are a few products that have helped my skin this past month.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

Skin Care Favorites I seriously swear by this stuff! It’s an affordable micellar water that you can get at any drugstore. This stuff takes off every bit of my makeup! I will use this before my daily face wash. Even the waterproof make up will come right off, leaving not a trace of makeup on my face. If you want to make sure you aren’t leaving your pores clogged by hard to get off makeup, I suggest purchasing this. HOLY GRAIL.

Clarisonic – Mia 1

My Go To Skin Care Product Favorite I absolutely LOVE my Mia 1 by Clarisonic. This is a sonic cleanser that is gentle enough to use daily, but super effective! It helps to minimize my pores and keep my skin clear of crazy breakouts! I just put a little bit of my daily face cleanser on the brush, power it on, and get to cleansing.


My hair had been very dry from the summer sun and coloring it so much. I was in need of a product to help bring moisture and softness back to my damaged hair. I finally found the product that WORKS!

Biosilk – Silk Therapy Line

Hair Care Favorites This line has changed my life! I absolutely love this shampoo and conditioner combination. I used to use Biosilk back in the day, but recently gave it a shot again after receiving it. I was so impressed. These both help to restore my dry, damaged hair.


Here are a few random odds and ends that I LOVED during the month of OCTOBER.

TJ MAXX 3 Drawer End Table (For Beauty Storage) / 2 Tier “Cupcake Disply”

Random Beauty Favorites This past month, my makeup was collecting and I had no where to put all of it! I finally invested in make up storage that I found at my local TJ MAXX. Who doesn’t love TJ MAXX?! They always have the best home decor at affordable prices. Now I have make up storage AND I used a cupcake display to showcase my everyday essentials!

Yankee Candle Melt Cups

Yankee Candle Melt Cups I recently started using melt cups instead of candles because I like to have a scent circulating through my home at all times. I am a momma to 4 fur babies so it’s important to keep my house smelling fresh! I have been obsessed with the fall and winter scents this past month. Sugar Cookie is sweet and leaves my home smelling like Christmas dessert! I also LOVE Balsam Clove and Magical Frosted Forest. Those two scents make my home smell like a Christmas tree and there really is nothing better! And for all my apple lovers, Red Apple Wreath + Apple Spice are a fall time staple! These melt cups will seriously FILL your home with goodness!

Style Collective 

I’m sure if you have been following me for some time now, you know how much I love Style Collective! If you are a beauty/fashion blogger you will LOVE style collective. It’s a place where female bloggers/influencers can go to connect and learn how to be successful at blogging! I love the support and sisterhood feel that Style Collective gives. It’s also helped me to meet some AMAZING ladies!

Site Ground 

As I always say, Site Ground has always been my personal favorite! Site Ground is a self host for your blog (which I always recommend everyone do!) They are affordable and offer AMAZING services. My blog has never ran better. Their server speed is incredible, high security, and a super knowledgable + fast responding support team. If you haven’t decided on a self host for your blog yet or if you are looking to make the transfer, I definitely recommend site ground! They even will help you transfer your site at no additional cost which is the best.

Limo Box Lighting + Neewer Ring Light

I have been loving my lighting to help take higher quality images! If you don’t use lighting for your indoor images yet, I recommend it! Using lighting helps to create more bright, white toned, clear images as opposed to yellow, dark toned, and blurry images. Once I started using lighting my photo quality increased as did my following.

Neewer Ring Light

Grow Your Blog Traffic

I love this lighting to help with my “selfies”!

Limo Studio Box Lighting

Grow blog Traffic with this lighting

This lighting helps with any photos you take indoor, especially flat lays!


Blog Coaching

This past month I actually started my blog coaching services and it has been so successful and fun! I absolutely love talking one on one with other bloggers and helping them pursue their passion! I still have some spots available for next month if you are interested, send me an email! laurenduclos@aim.com


I have been jamming out this past month! There has been SO many amazing songs that I have been loving. I’m very particular about my music, however I love all genres! So here is a variety of what I have been loving.

Post Malone – I Fall Apart Cold Play – Hymn For The Weekend Halsey – Bad At Love Lorde – Homemade Dynamite NF – Let You Down FGL – Meant To Be & JAZZ MUSIC – (Getting me PUMPED for my NYC trip)


I have been BINGE watching a few shows. Some, you might ROLL your eyes at (still a teen at heart) The Challenge Dirty 30 The Voice Dancing With The Stars Stranger Things Season 2 Are You The One This Is Us Riverdale

Those are my Round Up Favorites for this month. I hope you had a productive, fun month like I did! Can’t wait to have a great holiday season! Let me know in the comments what you have been loving this month!

Until Next Time, xx ELL



  1. November 1, 2017 / 12:01 am

    i am loving Too Faced Melted Matte Liquid Lipstick – GingerBread Man! it is the perfect fall color. i might have to pick that up myself! xo

  2. November 1, 2017 / 12:06 am

    Love this post! I seriously adore reading product reviews from real people that I know I can trust! Thanks so much for taking the time to make this. Also how obsessed are you with that micellar water!?! It changed my life

    • ellduclos
      November 1, 2017 / 12:44 am

      Thank you so much!! And it seriously is the best omg!!!!

  3. November 1, 2017 / 12:13 am

    I’m absolutely loving all your eyeshadow palettes! Your Halloween look is so festive, yet beautiful too, thanks for sharing this! <3

  4. November 1, 2017 / 12:15 am

    Can’t believe that halloween look is achievable with the ABH palette! Need to try the clarisonic mia, though it’s a bit pricey but it looks as if it’s so worth it! Need to switch to using micellar water from now on too.. Great round up Ms. Ell!

    • ellduclos
      November 1, 2017 / 12:45 am

      Thank you so much darling! Always so sweet!!

  5. November 1, 2017 / 12:37 am

    I just finished Stranger Things Season Two! I loved how it ended!

    • ellduclos
      November 1, 2017 / 12:45 am

      Ah I can’t wait to finish it! But sad to finish it too!

  6. November 1, 2017 / 12:56 am

    Ohh! I want to try that Too Faced Sweet Peach palette. I love those sweet, fall colors <3

  7. November 1, 2017 / 3:08 am

    Nice Blog. Do you keep a running list or just decide at the end of the month? I can’t believe October is over.

    • ellduclos
      November 1, 2017 / 4:58 am

      At the end of the month I think of what I used most + decide that way!
      I know right ?? Time flies! Yay for holiday season!

  8. November 1, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    Definitely trying out the Huda Beauty palette!

  9. November 1, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    Modern renaissance is my absolute go-to! Nothing compares I swear lol x

  10. November 1, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    Loved these favorites!! The modern renaissance palette is definitely on my wish list!! I have to pick that NYX liquid lipstick up in that shade!!

  11. November 1, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    I have the Maybelline Metallics. Have you had a chance to try the L’Oreal infallible metallics yet? I think the Maybelline ones are really good especially for being under six dollars. But the infallible ones are even better.

    I also love the Garnier micellar water. It’s awesome for cleaning make up brushes too. I dip them in the water and wipe them off on a towel and they’re clean. It also helps get stains out of your beauty blender.

    I love this list it has so many wonderful products on it.

  12. November 2, 2017 / 5:41 am

    Love all of your picks for October. I just became an ambassador for Moroccan Magic too! I am in love with their natural chapsticks, plus they are so pretty! Also, I live by my clarisonic! Once I started using it, it changed my skin for the better! I even take it out of town with me now too! Great post and beautiful pictures!

  13. November 2, 2017 / 10:44 am

    I like everything from your list. ABH Modern Renaissance Palette and Too Faced Peach palette have been on my wish list for so long. If you would only have to choose one, which would it be? I am thinking about ABH one?

  14. November 8, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    So many lovely things, now my “must buy” list is growing! I have never tried Huda beauty, that highlighter palette looks so beautiful!

  15. November 21, 2017 / 10:27 am

    So many useful informations, thank you for sharing. It really saves up my time when looking for new makeup possibilities.

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