My first pick is Clarins Beauty Flash Balm. I have heard about this product for ages, but only recently decided to test the waters so to speak! And I wish I would have dove in earlier. This one product can be used in three different ways:
1. as a primer: press onto skin and immediately apply makeup.
2. as a leave on mask: press on to skin and leave on for 20 minutes.
3. as a mid afternoon pick me up for your face: press onto skin OVER makeup to refresh skin.
Personally, I just use it as a primer and a mask. I tried using it over my makeup one afternoon and it did not do anything for my face, and in fact it made my makeup look worse. BUT like I said, for a primer or as a mask, this stuff works great! You can buy it here for $45.00.
My next pick is Jimmy Choo's latest fragrance, "Flash." This smells amazing! I actually bought it when it first came out a couple of months ago and wore it off and on, but throughout October it seemed as if I reached for it everyday. It is a heavier scent than most, which makes it perfect for the change in weather as we approach the colder months. Because I am absolutely horrible at describing scents, this is how Jimmy Choo describes it on their site: "Pink pepper, tangerine, and strawberry open the fragrance with a fresh, sparkling introduction. Heart notes of strong, exotic white flowers reveal a sexy character. A base of white powdery woods leaves a lasting impression, both seductive and modern." You can buy it here for $55.00 for 1.3 oz or $98.00 for 3.3 oz.
My next beauty pick is Josie Marans Argan Illuminator. I only recently picked this up from Sephora, but I have since incorporated it into my everyday beauty routine. You can pat this on top of your foundation to highlight specific areas of the face or you can mix it in with your foundation for an all over radiance. You can even use it on the rest of your body as well, such as collar bone, legs, etc! It has a very natural finish and the bronze color is just right! You can purchase it here for $28.00.
My last beauty pick is Laura Merciers Silk Creme Foundation. I go back and fourth between foundations pretty often, BUT when I want a full coverage foundation that does not dry out my skin, this is my number one pick. The finish is beautiful, especially when mixed with the Josie Maran Argan Illuminator. It covers up any blemishes beautifully and looks very natural. The finish of the foundation by itself is more on the matte side, however, when paired with the illuminator, it gives the perfect dewy look. Definitely a staple in my makeup collection. You can purchase it here for $43.00.
My next pick is a fashion favorite this month! It is my spikey ear cuff that I picked up from Forever 21. Isn't is great?! I haven't really seen anything like it and am totally obsessed! It looks like it is no longer available online at Forever 21, but some may still have it in stores. You can also find similar styles here.
My final pick are these round sunnies from target! I love the shape of them, and they definitely fit the oval glasses trend, am I right?! You can find them here for only $16.99! I like spending less money on trendier items, because, well trends come and go. I would rather splurge on classic pieces!
Hope you enjoyed! Let me know what you loved this October!