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October Favorites

Happy Sunday! It has been such a busy week and weekend with work, schoolwork, birthday party and the Spartan Race!! I was so excited and nervous about the race. I didn't know what to expect but was up for the challenge. It was a bit tough for me but I pushed and had motivation from my son, boyfriend and coworkers that I did the race with. I'm so proud that I completed the race and I would actually do it again! Here is a pic of my medal, shirt and headband. I am still super sore lol!!

I normally have videos for my favorites but I didn't have the time this month so its a regular post. I don't have too many things to talk about but let's get into my October Favorites!

Elf Cosmetics Blush Palette in Dark

I couldn't resist when I saw this palette in the Elf store. I saw Jaclyn Hill and Carli Bybel talking about this palette on their channel and I love it! I am trying to wear blush more often and have been reaching for this palette a lot. These colors are right up my alley and look so good on my complexion. The blushes are pretty pigmented and I just love them. The palette is 6.00 and can find it at any drugstore that sells Elf. Here are swatches of the blushes.

NYX Cosmetics Conceal Correct Contour Palette in Dark

I started to notice that concealer alone is not hiding how tired I look and the dark circles when they are visible. I learned about color correcting from watching YouTube and wanted to give it a try. I saw this palette in Ulta and have been loving it. I love how smooth the cream product applies and blends out so well. I have noticed a big difference in my under eye area. You can tell which shades I've been using a lot lol. I haven't tried the contour shades yet but plan to soon. Here is what the palette looks like,

Cover Girl Outlast All Day Primer

This primer was supposed to be in a future post but I had to talk about my new holy grail primer now. This primer is everything right now! If you didn't know, I have a pretty oily T-Zone and find myself blotting away the excess oils during the day. This primer really controls the oils and I don't have to blot away anything during the day. It blurs out imperfections and minimizes the look of large pores. I don't even reach for any of my other primers anymore since I started using this one. This was about 7 or 8 dollars. I highly recommend trying this primer if you have combination skin or an oily T-zone.

Eyeko Black Magic Mascara

I previous talked about this mascara in my Shopping My Beauty Samples series which you can read HERE! I have been using this mascara all in October and still love this mascara. I just love the way it makes my lashes look!!

Anastasia Beverly Hill Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown

I know I'm late on this eyebrow product but it sat for a long time. When I first used it, I really didn't like it too much. I think I used too much and just put it away. I figured that a little bit of this product goes a long way and really see the hype about this product. I love how my brows look and this is the perfect shade. It is well worth the money.

YSL Black Opium Roller Ball Perfume

I was at work one day and stopped by my coworkers desk. She went to Sephora on her lunch (yea there is a Sephora within walking distance of my job and its a problem lol) and had this perfume. She said she was looking for this because it was sold out for a while. I smelled it and was at Sephora buying this on my lunch lol. This perfume smells so amazing, it is nothing like I smelled before. I just fell in love with it and have been wearing it every chance I got last month. If you are ever in Sephora or see this perfume, just smell it lol!

Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow in Medium/Dark

When I don't have time to do my brows with the Anastasia, I have been reaching for this. I talked about this product in Shopping My Beauty Samples as well and just love it. This makes doing my brows so easy in the morning when I don't have time and I just love the way my brows look. I use this with my NYX Eyebrow powder to do my brows. This is a sample size but I plan on purchasing the full size.

So that is it for my October Favorites. What were your favorites last month? Comment below and let me know. Enjoy the beginning of the week and see you guys Thursday!!

Have you checked out my previous post, Shopping My Beauty Samples??

~**Drea Notes**~

Did I mention how sore I am? Lol! My legs hurt the most, will not be wearing heels this week lol!

Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week?? I can't wait to spend time with family!

I have a Sephora VIB haul coming soon! I went in there with a list but then saw something. You will see what I got when the haul goes up!


  1. Congrats on completing the Spartan race! That is a great accomplishment. That Nyx concealer palette looks really nice. I might have to pick it up. I also have the ELF blush palette.

    1. Thanks Tanya! It will be a while before I do another one lol! Let me know if you pick up that Nyx palette, I think you would like it! Thanks for reading!!

  2. Congrats on completing the Spartan Race......I have future plans on competing in one. Oh, and I just recently bought that Elf Palette and yes, it is the bomb!!!

    1. Thanks E! Just make sure you train before completing one lol! This blush palette seems pretty popular! Thanks for stopping by!!

  3. What an accomplishment...congrats on the race! The Elf blush palette is amazing...I have had my on it for a little while

    Keisha xo

    1. Thank you Keisha! I'm glad I picked it up and well worth it! Thanks for stopping by!!

  4. you've convinced me to go to sephora (twist my arm) and give this a sniff! i'm always looking for a new scent.

    1. Let me know what you think Elle! Thanks for stopping by!!


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