October 2017 Favorites

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October is my favorite month of the year for many reasons. The major one being it is the month my birthday resides in. So many other exciting things happened as well and I can’t wait to share my favorite products from the last thirty one days with you!


Sephora Birthday Gift

Getting free stuff on your birthday is one of the best parts, am I right? Sephora (and Ulta) offer a free gift for the month of your birthday. I went to my closest Sephora and picked up the Tarte mini gift set (no purchase necessary, this is free stuff that really IS free). I love Tarte products so I was happy to see Sephora offering this as one of the birthday options. This blush and liquid lipstick set is totally up my alley. The shades of both products are a dusty mauve that work well when worn together. The liquid lipstick in the shade “Birthday Suit” has a mousse-y texture, it may not last all that long but it feels great on the lips. It looks like my natural lip color just taken up a notch, it is so pretty and wearable that I don’t mind having to reapply throughout the day. The real star here however, is the blush. The mini compact packaging is just adorable and Tarte is very well known for their Amazonian Clay blush formula. This product lasts all day on me and I really do mean all stinkin’ day long. No blush lasts on me as long as this one does. I am so happy that it is a great everyday shade because I will be wearing this all the time. If your birthday is in November or December, run don’t walk to Sephora (or go online) to pick up your gift.

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Platform Sneakers

I am obsessed with shoes and have been for as long as I can remember. Typically the addiction is based around heels but a new fave has come around this month. Sneakers are very on trend and so comfortable, definitely a win-win style. The sneakers in particular I am referring to are ones that feature a platform sole. They are cute as can be and if they end up making me a bit taller, so be it! These styles range from edgy to cutesy and I cannot get enough. If I am going to be wearing flat shoes they have to look amazing! All my fellow vertically challenged girls out there should follow suit so WE can finally answer the question “how is the weather up there?”

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Dressing Up

Halloween jump starts the holiday season which I am a HUGE fan of. While I may not be into the scary and gory aspects of this holiday, the dressing up part I can whole-heartedly get behind. I adore wearing costumes and getting to paint my face, which I am sure this blog just reiterates. Being able to become whoever you want is such a beautiful freedom that we do not always get. I had so much fun during this week and was stoked with the creations I came up. Minnie mouse & Daisy Buchanan from the Great Gatsby were my choices this year! They may not be the most original but that’s okay, because it is all about having fun. No costume? No problem, that is where makeup skills come in handy! What is your favorite costume you’ve ever donned?

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Tarte Cosmetics Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint

tarte cosmetics Amazonian clay 12-hour blush

Women’s Kyah Flatform Slip-On Sneaker -Gold Metallic

Warner Zip Suede Platform Sneakers

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