OCTOBER FAVORITES – ROUND UP
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.
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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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
SKIN CARE FAVORITES
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.
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.
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.
HAIR CARE FAVORITES
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!
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”
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
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!
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!
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.
I love this lighting to help with my “selfies”!
This lighting helps with any photos you take indoor, especially flat lays!
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! firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
TV SHOW FAVORITES
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