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Friday, November 1, 2013

October Favorite Things

Yes, it is that time again. My favorite things from the month of October. I had a Friday Favorites post not too long ago, so this may mirror some of those things, but goodies are goodies no matter whatcha do.
Matt Maher and Sarah Reeves


I am really enjoying listening to my local Christian radio station. It has changed call letters so I can't remember their new designation but they used to be WIBI. It could be WBGL. But don't quote me on that. The song that has really caught my attention is Lord, I Need You by Matt Maher. Here is a link to a YouTube video so you can listen to it if you would like.

My new music find has been Sarah Reeves. She has been on the christian scene for quite a while but I just discovered her. I love the covers she does on her personal YouTube channel, especially one called Oceans. I think I should suggest she do the song, Desert Song by Hillsong. I love that tune.

Lotion and Smelly Good Things

My favorite smell of the month, well, the last two months, has been the scent of Cashmere. I don't know how this smell has eluded me for so long, but it is dang awesome. I love it. I have a small hand lotion from Bath and Body Work's Tru Blue Shea line that is in this Cashmere scent. I picked up this hand lotion for $5 on one of their sales, and I pray that they aren't discontinuing it right when I am discovering it.

Another Cashmere lotion that has been on my radar is Cashmere Glow. It is in the Bath and Body Work's Signature collection. My mom bought a travel size of this scent last year when it first came out but back then my nose liked different things. This year, my nose is loving Cashmere Glow. During that same trip last year to B&BW I picked up a few travel sized items. one was in Honey Autumn Apple, this year they renamed that scent Vermont Honey Apple. So I picked up a bigger bottle of it in September. The fall B&BW scents are really my total favorite lotions. I have the Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin and the Aspen Caramel Woods.

In the arena of body mists. Twilight Woods from B&BW continues to be my favorite, but Twilight Mist and Vanilla in the Body Fantasies series is a good second. You can pick those up at Walgreens. I got them on sale 2 for $10.

Makeup Stash

I actually have a makeup stash now. It is amazing. I haven't worn makeup in years and suddenly it is my new obsession. These things pictured above are my favorites for the month of October.

Baby Lips
Before last month, I had no idea these even existed. I have nearly every flavor/scent, whatever you call them, in this line. I just adore them. Some of them give me a little tint on my lips and some just provide moisture during this fall/winter time when lips tend to turn to cracking and chapping.

CoverGirl Wet Slicks.Fruit Spritzers
These are a little more pigmented than the Baby Lips, but they provide the same type of moisture for my lips. If you are afraid to try lipstick, then these are a great alternative. Plus, they are in fashion fruit flavors like Watermelon, Fig and Caramel Apple.

How can you not love Chapstick? It is my go-to lip product on all levels. I picked up this MixStick at Walgreens and it is in Caramel and Green Apple. And I am particularly fond of the caramel end of the stick. Love it. I also got a few limited edition Chapsticks in the flavors Apple Cider, Gingerbread Kiss and Candy Cane.

Maybelline/CoverGirl Eyeshadow Quads
My go-to shadows for this last month have all been along the lines of a natural looking product. It is usually in the family of the mauve, pink, neutral, beige, brown or copper. They seem to look the best on my skintone. I must be an Autumn face type. Favorites here are CoverGirl Country Woods quad, Maybelline Chai Latte and Opal Lights quads plus the Maybelline Eye Studio shadow in Copper Chic.

As for foundation, it has been Maybelline all the way. I picked up a Fit-Me Foundation stick in shade 115 and found it awesome in its convenience. Plus, I also got the liquid foundation in the same number. Then last week, I decided to try me some whipped Dream Matte Mousse Foundation in Light #2. It is pretty neat. And it makes applying the foundation with a brush easy.

I have a few lipsticks that are really moist and give me a good amount of color. L'oreal's 620 Mica and Wet n Wild's Mega Shine in Barely Legal are the ones I pick up the most these days. But I do like a few other L'oreal shades from the nude section

My go-to blush and jumbo eye pencil has been ones I picked up at Dollar General. They come from a line called L.A. Colors. The blush is called Natural but looks like a dark bronzer. And the jumbo eye pencil is in the shade Sand Castles. I like to use it as a cream base for my eyeshadows so they really pop. The other cream bases I like to use are the Smokey Shadow Blast sticks by CoverGirl in pink or beige or the Color Tattoo paint pots by Maybelline

Face Lotion
I have been using an eye cream which is a generic for some brand, not sure which, made by Equate. And it really seems to be helping my under eye circles. Plus I picked up a sample of Ponds Rejuveness lotion that I use practically every day and night.

Makeup Remover
Neutrogena has been my go-to brand for makeup removing. I have the Oil Free Eyeshadow Remover and the Neutrogena Makeup Wipes. I just finished a blue package and now am using a pink package that smells like grapefruits. I love these things. They make taking off makeup a breeze.

Well, that's it for this month's favorites. I hope you found something in there that was of value. 

Have a great day and stay beautiful.

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