October Favourites

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October was a great-but-challenging month for me when it came to my writing work. I had some pretty intense deadlines and I'm happy to say I met all of them on time! On the flip side, I spent most of October with my head buried in my manuscript. I didn't have time to experiment with a lot of new products-- most days I skipped makeup all together and threw my hair up in a ponytail so I could get writing. That said, I'm expanding my favourites a bit to include more than just beauty products because there are a couple other things I've been loving this month.

Clarins Éclat du Jour Moisturizer - My aunt has the most beautifully flawless skin and it is one of my life goals to have skin that glowing and fresh-looking when I'm her age. I finally asked her what products she uses and, without hesitation, she recommended Clarins. I've almost finished my first pot of Éclat du Jour and I'm obsessed. It smells fresh and a little sweet-- like orange blossoms--and I look forward to putting it on every day. This particular formula is best for women in their twenties and I will definitely be repurchasing it. 

Makeup Forever Artist Palette in Nudes - I bought this ages ago when I started getting into higher end makeup and I literally wore it every day for months. I have no idea why I stopped wearing it but I've rediscovered it this month and fallen in love with it all over again. The colours are gorgeous, incredibly pigmented, and stay put all day. If I had to pick one eyeshadow pallet to take with me to a deserted island, it would be this one.  

Hunter Tour Rain Boots - It's been raining a lot this October in Toronto and every time it does I'm grateful for my Hunter boots. They're comfortable, they keep my feet warm and dry, and they're a stylish finish to a fall outfit. What more could you ask for?

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins - This book was on my October Reading List and I've barely been able to put it down. Now I understand what all the fuss was about! The Girl on the Train is a super-entertaining and easy read that keeps you guessing all the way through. Even though it's a thriller, I'm finding it to be the perfect book to unwind with at the end of the day since it's such an engaging and easy read. 

What have you been loving lately?