Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Hello babydolls! September has come and gone and now we're onto my FAVORITE MONTH EVER IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE EVER EVER EVER - October! Ahh, so excited. October also brings a lot of new (and hopefully positive) changes (just left my job, putting another bid on a house) along with Halloween (my favorite holiday EVER EVER EVER). Let's not even get started on hayrides, pumpkin picking, B&BW fall candles, Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes and how obsessed I am with them.

Without further ado, let's check out what I was lovin' in September!

Olivia Frankenstein Rocky Horror Lips Zipper Bag 
Hopping right into my favorites with this amazing Rocky Horror lips zipper bag by Olivia Frankenstein on Etsy. I think this is meant to be a change purse but it's definitely big and sturdy enough to use as a make up bag. For example, I can fit about 8 of my Sigma Beauty eye brushes, about two lip sticks, the Naked Basics palette and a little more in there without popping the seams. Not to mention, Olivia Frankenstein is awesome to work with and can even custom make whatever you're looking for!

Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes
I <3 these kind of books! Bergdorf Blondes is such a light, fun and girly book to sit by the fire with. Amazon.com sums up the book pretty well without giving away too much:

If you think Brazilian is a nationality, that PJ's are pyjamas and that Beyond is somewhere far away, then you have never met a Bergdorf Blonde. Plum Syke's heroine is British but has moved to America, working for a glossy magazine. She takes us with her into the glamorous world of Park Avenue Princesses who careen through New York in search of the ever elusive 'Fiance,' the perfect fake tan and that Chanel from the sample sale. In a fabulously witty style, Plum Sykes makes us root for her glorious heroine all the way from New York to the South of France and back by PJ (private jet.) She will get her Harry Winston and her Vera Wang wedding dress yet!

Bath & Body Works Fragrance Mist in Honey Autumn Apple
Ah, the smell of autumn! You guys have no idea how much I love B&BW's fall scents. Unfortunately, this one in particular is from last year and wasn't re-released this year. Wah. It smells like a yummy, warm, candied apple mixed with pears. It just smells amazing. 

Top Notes: Crisp Red Apples, Sparkling Anjou Pear, Watery Clementine, Juicy Blackberries
Mid Notes: Sparkling Nectarine, Pink Peony, Vanilla Orchid
Dry Notes: Golden Amber, Tonka Bean, Touch of Honey
Maybelline Clean Express! Makeup Removing Lotion
I'm really loving this! I absolutely loved the Maybelline Clean Express! Classic Eye Makeup Remover so I thought I'd give this a go. This lotion boasts that it removes, cleanses and moisturizes - and I agree! It says to massage this into your skin and then rub (not wash) off with a towel. I definitely noticed that it removed the majority of my full face make up (I went back with a makeup removing wipe and noticed there was a tiny bit left over). I also noted that my skin didn't freak out from it nor feel greasy.

Rich & Buff Exfoliating Cuticle Cream by Sephora by OPI
Rich and buff? Just how I like my guys! Kidding, kidding. I bought this when I needed an extra $10 thrown into my Sephora bag to get free shipping. I figured hey, why not try it since my cuticles are always super dry. I ended up really liking this! I don't know if this a big cuticle miracle worker but I do like that it's not greasy and makes my cuticles smooth for the time being. The scent is kind of weird though. It's a mix between perfume and a Crayola crayon.

Cynthia Rowley Eyelash Curler
Oh wow. Excuse the grossness on the curler. I didn't even notice all the mascara on it until now. Whoopsies! This curler is my go-to to make my eyes pop! I never noticed the difference curling your lashes could make versus just wearing mascara. I used to be terrified of eyelash curlers. I mean, c'mon, they look like weird torture devices! I found this curler super cheap at TJ Maxx and love everything about it!

 Kat Von D LadyBird True Romance Palette
OH EM GEE! I first saw this palette on my girl Megan (MegBeautyXO)'s beauty blog and fell in love. It's such a fun, yet classy palette with colors that are perfect for autumn. I think this will definitely be in my fall arsenal! This palette comes with eight matte eyeshadows and a matte eyeliner.

Kat Von D LadyBird True Romance Palette

Sephora Real Birthday Turn-Ons! Benefit They're Real! Mascara & Watt's Up! Highlighter
Did you know if you're a Sephora Beauty Insider, you get a cool birthday present from them? I'm so thankful I received this (with a purchase from Sephora, of course!) because I would've never known how awesome They're Real and Watt's Up! are. First off, I swear, this mascara is the equivalent of a padded bra. Watt's Up! is a fantastic champagne highlighter. I feel like this highlighter might work better on tanned/darker skin then fair skin.

Sephora Real Birthday Turn-Ons! Benefit They're Real! Mascara & Watt's Up! Highlighter

Maybelline Voluminous Million Lashes Excess Mascara
Another mascara that's totally been rockin' my socks! I love a mascara that makes my lashes look naturally nice and long and this does the trick. I've never experienced clumping nor smudging with this.

Zoya Hunter
Ahh. How gorgeous is this kelly green from Zoya's Cashmere Collection? Check out my review of Zoya's Cashmere Collection here!

Favorite Songs:
Work Bitch - Britney Spears
The Fox (What Does a Fox Say?) - Ylvis
Royals - Lorde
Whatever She's Got - David Nail
We Were Us - Keith Urban & Miranda Lambert
Chillin' It - Cole Swindell

Favorite Bloggers:

Favorite Videos:

My apologies in advance. This song (as silly as it is) will be replaying in your head all day.
Love this tutorial! I feel like I need MAC Rebel in my life now.

If you haven't seen this, you need to. Now!

What were your favorites in September? Who's excited for fall?

* Some products were sent to me from the company for review. All opinions are my own.