I was almost in tears over how this came out blurry,
despite my many attempts to stay in focus. My apologies!
And you'll find out such interesting tidbits as my:
- Mug of the Month
- FAVE thing I did in September
- FAVE post for the month
- Results of the Finish 5 Before Fall tag (spoiler: I did all but 1)
- All-time favorite surprise guest (ok, not really a surprise, there)
|pics via Amanda's Instagram.|
And I couldn't end this post without mentioning some beauty products, right? These are all samples I was sent. First up is the Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiageing & Antiwrinkle Face Serum. I love some serums and this helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles while improving skin elasticity and firmness. Sephora, $62
Ok, so how about a little something more budget-friendly? One of my go-to purchases is always a Freeman Mask. Here are 3 you need to try:
The Goji Berry Mask is perfect for dry skin (me!) as it just soaks into the skin. The Cucumber is a classic peel-off mask for renewing skin. There's also a pomegranate version that peels off too. Fun stuff that works and they're affordable. Mix it up and multi-mask--place the hydrating one on dry areas, a peel off on oily areas, etc. ULTA $3.99
So your skin is set, but what about that hair? I enjoyed trying out the Smooth + Sleek line from Alberto VO5. The stand out products for me were the shampoo and conditioner, and the classic Hot Oil Therapy. So good. Drugstores, $3.99+/-
Are there any fellow lip balm addicts out there? I keep lip balms in just about everywhere I can pop them in. Every bag, drawer, etc. I immediately gravitated towards these Epic Blend Premium Lip Balm from Canada (btw I love Canadians--hi Emmy and Kathy!). These are high-quality lip care products from top-shelf natural ingredients you can pronounce! They aren't greasy, just yummy and amazing. They have moisturizing, vegan, and hemp versions in amazing scents. $12.99 per 4 pack epicblend.com
If ya follow me on Instagram, you've already seen my love for this Neutrogena Visibly Even BB Cream. It has been amazing at covering my forehead bruise (work hazard) and my random sunburns (right above my brows, it looks like they've been waxed but they've not!). Oily skin friends should give this a try too. SPF 30 and it comes in 2 shades (light and fair will like these best). $14, drugstores
What products have YOU been loving lately?