October Favorites

Hey there! I hope you all had a great Halloween. I dressed up as a flapper, and if I say so myself I think it turned out amazing! Check out my Instagram for photos! What did you dress up as this year, or did you do something else fun?

Anyway, I have some products I’ve been loving this month that I can’t wait to share with you! Scroll down to see!

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I love statement items during fall, like this phone case and this chunky necklace from Forever21. This phone case is actually something I designed as part of a collaboration and giveaway with CaseApp. If you’re interested, pop on over and read about it, or join the giveaway here! I’m giving away a $40 coupon to design your own custom phone or computer case.

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It’s so important to stay hydrated as the weather gets colder, and these two products are my most used currently! This Burt’s Bees chapstick in Mango is delicious smelling, and the Jersey Shore Sun lip conditioner with Vanilla Coconut Cream is just divine! Both keep my lips hydrated all day. The Jersey Shore Sun product is my favorite though, because it’s all organic!

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Speaking of hydration, I’m sure everyone’s hair is needing some love right now as the temperatures change. This Organix Argan Oil hair mask is doing wonders for mine! It claims to be an intense moisturizing treatment, and I would say that’s very accurate! Using this once a week is keeping my hair soft and healthy.

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I love red for fall, especially lips and nails! This Forever21 polish in Sangria is the perfect shade! You get what you pay for with Forever21, but I find this lasts a surprisingly long time.

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What are you loving this October? Are you currently using any of these products? Let me know in the comments, and don’t forget to stop by the giveaway for a chance to win a $40 coupon to CaseApp! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Love Kiki

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All opinions are my own; this is not a sponsored post.

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What’s In My October Ipsy Bag?

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Happy Saturday! I’m home in Vermont on October break, and it’s so nice to be home 🙂 I’m excited to share with you what I got in my Ipsy bag this month! If you’re not familiar with Ipsy, it’s a subscription bag service that sends you 5 higher-end makeup products for just $10 a month! To get an idea of past bags, you can check out my May or August bags, or visit the Ipsy site. The theme this month was Alter Ego, kind of a Jekyll and Hyde makeup idea. The bag was gold on one side a black vinyl on the other. However, other than a dark purple nail polish and a pink lipstick, I didn’t get anything that really reflected this theme. This month’s bag was really heavy on skincare! Let’s dive in, shall we?

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First up: a BB cream with SPF 30, made by Purlisse. I was super excited to receive this, as it was the first foundation/bb type product I’d received in an Ipsy bag. It claims to have “natural looking coverage and a flawless finish”, and the high SPF is a great plus! I can’t wait to try it. It retails for $32 for 2.4 oz. Find it here!

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 Next, two more skin products: a hand cream and an exfoliant. The hand cream, by Be Delectable, contains shea butter, coconut oil, and aloe vera. It comes in both scented and unscented versions. I have the coconut and cream scented version and it smells divine. Pick it up for only $12 here!

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The exfoliant is Dr Brandt’s Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant. This is probably the most expensive product I received this month. To purchase this from Sephora, it’s $78 for 2 oz or $99 for 3.5 oz. Talk about expensive! I can’t wait to try this out. You can find it here.

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This is my favorite out of this month’s picks: The Balm’s Meet Matt(e) Hughes Long-Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Charming, a mauve shade. This is the definition of long-lasting! I swatched it for review yesterday when I took these photos, and it’s still on my hand! I’d definitely recommend a good makeup remover with this. I love the color and I can’t wait to wear it. Pick one up over at The Balm for $17.

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I got another nail polish this month, and I was a bit disappointed. It seems like every bag I get lately has another nail polish! I’m not a huge fan of the color, although it is very pigmented and lasts well. I couldn’t find a price for this, but apparently you can get it directly from Ipsy here. If you like these types of shades though, I would recommend it.

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Overall, I enjoyed this month’s bag, but I’d like some more variety next time! It really was a bit heavy on the skincare. (And no more nail polish please haha.) Do you subscribe to a subscription service? What do you think? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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All opinions are my own; this is not a sponsored post.

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