September 30, 2014

September Favorites

How is September over already? Seriously, how is it over? I'm utterly confused as to how today is the last day of September. 

It was a wild month, emotionally, but a boring month, socially. September was weird and for the first time in my life, I wasn't sitting in a hot, sticky classroom. This was and still is an adjustment. 

I'm kind of glad to see September go and for October to start. October has always been very good to me so I'm definitely looking forward to it. Also, my social calendar is filled to the brim with fun events all month so hopefully that'll help me get out of my post-grad funk.


Even though September wasn't my favorite, there was still a lot of stuff I loved--hence, my favorites.

I'm still getting the hang of these favorite posts so bare with me.


//Beauty Blender: Do I even have to say it? This was in my "Recent Beauty Haul" post and I'm obsessed. I was skeptical at first because it's "just a sponge" but it really is so much more than that. It applies concealer and foundation flawlessly and effortlessly. I haven't tried it out with a true liquid foundation but I used it with my Rimmel Stay Matte Mousse foundation and it applied like a dream. This is a staple that everyone should have-- I use it everyday.

//Pumpkin Spice Lattes: #BasicBitch and I don't care who knows it. I usually reserve all fall related things until it gets crazy cool outside but I was so tempted this month. I did wait, until the 2nd week in September to start enjoying PSL's but I couldn't help it. I get mine iced from Dunkin Donuts before work and hot from Starbucks on the weekends. Give me pumpkin everything!

//Color Whisper in Mocha Muse: I've had this color for almost a year now and I just rediscovered it. Color Whispers by Maybelline are the perfect mix of lipstick and balm, in a fun little tube. I've been experimenting more with actual lipsticks but sometimes I'm lazy or don't want a full blown lip color so I've been reaching for this. It adds a touch of shine and moisturizers at the same time so it's perfect.

//Milani Runway Lashes in Black: During the day, I don't like to look too made up. Sometimes I won't eveen put on face makeup, just throw on some eyeliner and mascara. I have a few different mascaras that I use for different occasions because they give me thicker and fuller lashes. Sometimes I just want a natural looking lash and this is where Milani Runway Lashes come in. I got this in my HerConference goodie bag and just started really using this. It has a thin brush which still makes my lashes thick and full but not too much. It gives a very natural, no mascara look that I love. You can however, build this up to give you dramatic lashes as well.

//Bustle App: Okay, this is a weird favorite to have but it's recently discovered and I love it. I follow Bustle on Facebook and love reading their articles, everything from entertainment to lifestyle to beauty, it's an awesome website. I discovered a few weeks ago that they have an app and it's made my life. I love reading articles on my way to work and at night before I got to sleep. It makes things easier and is just really cool.

//Once Upon a Time: I spent the entire month watching this show on Netflix and I'm obsessed. I was in need of a new show and there didn't seem to be a better time to start one. I tried watching Once Upon a Time when it first premiered four years ago but couldn't get into it. Now, I can't get enough. I finished the third season on Friday night, just in time for season 4 to premiere on Sunday. Fairytales, curses, and love stories? What more could you want from a show?

//Big Little Lies: I received this book courtesy of the Birchbox/Birchbloggers monthly book club and was so excited to read it! I finished it within two weeks and am floored at how incredible it was. There is nothing like getting lost in a good book! Look for a full review on this baby in the next few weeks. 

What were your favorites of the month? Tell me in the comments!


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