I can't believe that October is over, mostly because that means this semester is dangerously close to being over, which means it's time to really concentrate on pulling up my grades.
The end of October also means Halloween! I dressed up two times this year, once as Rosie the Riveter and once as a scarecrow. To me Halloween is all about challenging my make up and hair abilities so that's how I chose my costumes.
Let me know which costume you liked better in the comments!
So without further adieu: my October favorites. This month doesn't have a lot of products because I'm on a tight budget and have been trying to limit my spending but have no fear I made up for it by being obsessed with lots of other great stuff.
This palette is amazing! I know I'm kind of late on this one but I have been using it nonstop this month. What I really like about it is that the colors are very shimmery and they stay on really well. I rarely get creases or smudging if I use a primer, and they stay on all night.
2. Broccoli and cheese soup
I am not a soup person. I hate soup. It's chunky liquids which weirds me out, but for some reason I can not stop eating broccoli cheese soup! My favorite is from ABP but it's even good out of a can. I think it's the change in weather that's making me be in a soup mood lately.
This candle is meant to be part of their winter collection but I think it is just really perfect for Fall. It is really sweet and woodsy so it has a nice balance and isn't too strong.
4. American Horror Story
Oh. My. Gosh. This season of American Horror story is so intense. I won't say anything else for those of you who don't/haven't watched it but seriously I think this might be my favorite season. For those of you who don't know, each season of AHS is it's own complete story (new characters, new setting, same actors and actresses) and each season is completely unique and seemingly unrelated. I recently saw an article that said that starting this season they will start to unravel how all the seasons are connected and will also reveal some hints for next season.
5. Gilmore Girls
I hate to admit it but I've actually never seen Gilmore Girls until it came out on Netflix. I am in love. It is so sweet and quirky and I just want to live in Stars Hallow and drink coffee in Luke's diner. The show is really cleverly written and the cast is just so lovable. Plus strong female leads, whats not to love?
This website is awesome! I always get nervous shopping for clothes online because it's always so hard to tell what size to buy because sizes vary so much from store to store. And not only that but it looks great on that size 2 model but will it still look ok on me? This website totally gets rid of all my fears of clothes shopping online. They have a really good community base where people post pictures of them in what they bought and review the clothing item. They also have these people post their size and whether it fit true to size and all that jazz and it just makes it so much easier for me to buy clothing when I can find someone with a similar body type to me and see them wear it first.
Happy November! xoxo Natalie
1. Essie Holiday Collection
Such a perfect variety of colors in a cute mini size. I got this for christmas and absolutely love it and will probably buy the full size bottles of all these colors. Link Here.
2. John Frieda Brilliant Brunette shampoo and conditioner
I love these! They smell so good and held my dark hair dye pretty well. Link Here.
3. Raspberry Peach Macaron Candle from Bath And Body Works
So I normally love really musky/cologne smells for my room but I'm getting really anxious for warm weather so I wanted to make my room smell like spring. This candle smells like you're at a bakery! It is wonderful. Link here.
I am OBSESSED with this app! It takes pictures and makes them into watercolor paintings. It has lots of options of like watercolor style and darkness. It did cost $3 (first app I ever paid for) but I think it;s well worth it. The first night I had it I was up until 3am doing all my pictures.
5. Frank Sinatra
Lately all I have been listening to is the Frank Sinatra Pandora Radio. It is so relaxing and makes good background music or sing-a-long music. Keep an eye out for a playlist.
What are some of your February essentials? xoxo Natalie
A little about me
Natalie. 26. Mechanical engineer. Mining and Minerals Engineering graduate from Virginia Tech. I love pugs, pink, crafting, feminism, makeup, and reading.