Hey Friends! Happy November! Can you believe that October has come and gone? I’m a little sad that it flew by so quickly because it’s one of my favorite months. I still think it’s crazy that the holiday season is literally around the corner! I’m ready but I’m not.
Also, can we talk about the time change? I feel that as I’ve gotten older my body is on a time clock, so when the time changes, I get seriously thrown off. I was wide awake on Saturday at 5:30 because my body was thinking it was really 6:30. Not a fan. Hopefully I can get back on track soon because that extra hour of sleep is actually making me more tired. Is anyone else feeling off track?
Now on to the good stuff! I’m sharing some beauty and fashion finds that I can’t get enough of! Here’s what I loved in October.
+ Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops $29// I had seen so much hype about these tanning drops all over Instagram, so I figured why not give them a try. I finally saw what all the hype was about! They are super easy to apply and DO NOT leave you looking orange (because who wants to look like they rolled in a bunch of Doritos?). I take a little bit of my Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer (I do this in sections on my face,forehead & neck) then add 1-2 drops and start applying it to my face. I do this in sections because I want to ensure that it is completed rubbed in (remember to wash your hand afterwards). Once I have applied it all over my face I let it dry (which it takes like maybe a minute or so) then I apply my makeup as normal.
I love that they have three different shades of drops that you can choose from (I go with the violet for a dark tan) allowing you to customize the tan you want. Another great thing about these drops is that they have color-correcting technologies to help even out your skin tone, so that it looks as natural as possible (again you’re not going to look like a dorito). All drops contain avocado, chia seed and coconut oils. Lastly another reason why I love these drops is when I get a spray tan, my face typically fades faster, so these help give me some color again. Seriously get y’all some of these!
+ SuperGoop! CC Cream $36// I purchased this during the Sephora VIB sale back in May because once again, I had heard great things about it. I don’t wear CC creams, as I like full coverage foundations. However, I figured if I take a trip to the beach/pool this could possibly be perfect for a little bit of coverage and it has SPF 35 in it. I applied it with my fingers all over my face and then went back in and buffed it out a little more with my beauty blender. I was really surprised with how much coverage this offered without being full coverage.
I really liked that my skin still looked really smooth and natural while still having some coverage. It does contain apple extract which helps the skin appear smoother and brighter. Once I was done getting ready, I went to the pool and hung out with my girls and it stayed in place (this may vary for some people). I think this product is great for those of us who like to wear a little something at the beach/ pool. If you like lighter coverage this is also perfect as well. I will note that though it does contain SPF 30, they still suggest that you use a water resistant sunscreen as well.
+ Charlotte Tilbury Magic Eye Rescue $60// I am a huge lover of the Magic Cream, so I knew this would not disappoint. The first time I used it was the night we had landed in Germany. I was a little jet lagged and my under eyes needed some serious TLC. I applied a little bit of this cream under my eyes, went to bed and woke up seeing a huge difference! It looked like I had been sleeping for hours upon hours. The bags and circles were significantly reduced and my eyes looked much brighter/smoother. So glad I decided to pack this in my bag for my trip! It is on the pricey side but when it comes to skin care, I don’t mind splurging on products that work.
+ Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover $19.50// So this isn’t exactly a new favorite but I remembered how much I loved it this month and wanted to share again. I practiced a Halloween look that required a ton of makeup (including black eye shadow) which I knew might be a pain to take off in the end. I took a little bit of this on a cotton ball and the makeup was off in seconds. I’ve tried other eye makeup removers where I had to use so much product that it felt like I had ripped my eye lids off. This is so not the case with this remover! This stuff is super gentle which is awesome! It also is not greasy which I really appreciate.
+ Village Naturals Cold & Allergy Relief $19.52// Anytime I am sick or feeling under the weather, I pour a pack of these in my bath water. It may not make my sickness go away but it sure does make me feel better. Perfect for making you breathe better as well if you suffer from allergies like myself.
+ St. Tropez One Night Only $18// I love a good spray tan but sometimes I don’t have time to go get one or apply self tanner myself. This stuff is awesome if you need a little color for one night only (if you don’t want to spend money on a spray,etc). It’s extremely easy to use and doesn’t leave you looking orange. I apply it like lotion all over my body and smooth it into my skin. When applying it I don’t use a mitt because it’s just a lotion but of course if you apply it without one, wash your hands. Once it is smoothed in all over, I let it dry for about 5 minutes and go about my business. I really like that it stays on throughout the day and doesn’t rub off on my clothes (or at least it hasn’t yet) while giving me a healthy glow. It’s also super easy to come off because you just jump in the shower and it’s gone.
+ I shared our photos before but we finally went to a Pumpkin Patch and my husband was a good sport about it. He even took photos of me and didn’t complain. Lol. Though I need to work on his photo taking skills. He’s getting better.
+ October is our wedding anniversary month as well. So of course it’s a favorite! We celebrated our 1 year anniversary on October 27th. Time seriously flew by and it feels like we just got married yesterday. It’s been a great year and I can’t wait to see what we have in store for us this year.
+ These leopard booties I have been wearing them like it’s going out of style. They are extremely comfy and so cute! They still have several sizes in stock!
+This sweater is so darn cozy! I love that it’s over sized making it easy to pair with jeans and leggings. I ordered my usual size (Medium) and could have done a small as well but I like my sweaters a little on the bigger size.
Have you tried any of my monthly favorites?
What did you love in October?! I’d love to know in the comments!
These are great holiday gift ideas for me to get my wife. I am always searching for something she doesn’t know about and surprising her. Thanks for sharing.
Trent I’m glad I was able to give you a few gift ideas for your wife. If you get any of these for her, hopefully she likes them!
Thanks for sharing this! I’ve wondered how the tanning drops are for a while now so I’ll have to try them. Also, SuperGoop is one of my favorites – their SPF hand cream is something I never leave home without.
Morgan the tanning drops work really well! I too had always wanted to try them and finally decided to get some and really happy I did. I need to try that hand cream because my hands are getting a little dry with the cooler weather.
Oh, I have heard so much about the Isle of Paradise Self Tanning Drops! It’s nice to hear how it works and I’d love to see a before and after. Fall is such an awesome time, not too cold nor hot and absolutely perfect for oversized sweaters – nice color!
Rebecca they def work! I will have to take a before and after soon! I always forget to take those photos. I love Fall and it has gotten much colder here this week, so I love being able to wear my sweaters.
I have heard such good things about the Isle of Paradise tanning drops! I definitely want to try them in the future!
Kasey I was shocked with how well they worked! I always worry about tanning products turning me orange but these don’t!
Happy anniversary! 🙂 My hubs HATES taking pictures.. so when I finally get one of him, his is SO grumpy looking. I have not tried any of your favorites. BUT this month I have been loving my Kristen Ess gentle shampoo and conditioner, & my black ripped up leggings from amazon.
Thank You Ashley! My husband does as well but he takes a few to make me happy. Lol. I have heard really good things about Kristen Ess products! I bet those leggings are awesome!
The Isle of Paradise drops are high on my beauty wish list! Every time I go in Sephora I spray the tanning water all over my legs and arms, it really works!
Chelsea the drops are really good! I have not tried the tanning water yet but I may need to soon!
I love your leopard boots! Great October picks!!
Thank You Kristine! They are some of my favorite booties. 🙂
So many great things here! I need to try the eye cream. It sounds fantastic!
Christa the eye cream is really awesome! I’m glad I finally decided to try it out. Well worth the splurge.
Never heard of the SuperGoop! CC Cream, but honestly it seems like I need to try it. I don’t like full coverage foundations so definitely that is something I use regularly.
Melissa it is a really good CC Cream! So many people have raved about their products and I finally gave in to trying them. I think you will like the cream because it has coverage but not a lot. If you try it let me know. 🙂
What a fun monthly favorites list! I was so excited to learn more about the Isle of Paradise tanning drops, but then super bummed to find out that they have avocado in them (since I’m super allergic). I’ll have to test a couple other brands that are similar. I hope you had a wonderful anniversary! I hope the beginning of the holiday season is wonderful for you, and that your body adjusts to the time change soon!
Thank You Stephanie! I’ve heard that Tanologist are also some great tanning drops (not sure what ingredients it has in it). I love the Isle of Paradise one’s though! We had a wonderful anniversary! I’m slowly adjusting to the change but it’s gotten better. 🙂
Our anniversary is in October too! We celebrated 8 years on the 29th. I need some of that magic eye rescue on the regular what with 3 kids 6 and under, lol.
Emily Congrats on your anniversary!!! So exciting! The Magic Eye Cream works so well for me. 🙂
I am such a newbie when it comes to skincare so this is all interesting stuff to learn! I like the sound of the magic eye cream – I always get bags or circles under my eyes and it would be great to have something to help with that.
Becky I hope these gave you some ideas for some new skin care products. I know when I don’t get enough sleep my eyes look so bad. I love the magic eye cream! It really helps my under eyes out.
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