October Beauty Favorites

I'm writing this from my couch, snoring pup on my right, and realizing that it's only Wednesday. I want it to be the weekend because I'm exhausted. But then I want time to slow down, because my favorite month of the year is almost over. October was a good month, but too fast. 

Here are my beauty favorites:

The end for an everyday lipstick/I-wish-my-lips-were-really-this-color is over. This is Sophia Loren No. 1 for Dolce Gabbana. It is gorgeous.

It looks light and perfect for day time.

Sally Hansen Fall Polishes--These have pretty much been on my nails for the past couple of months. Straight from the runway for NYFW, these are the some of the shades they used. These are perfect for fall, just saying. The bottom right three shades are sheer, making them day-time friendly!

And here's the part of the show where I decided to just take one big pic of the rest of my faves. 
  • Cailyn O!Wow Brush--This brush does everything from makeup to blush to moisturizer. It is so soft and give the most beautiful finish.
  • Olivia Palermo for Ciate Smoky Palette--You want the perfect fall palette with beautiful buttery satin shimmers and matte shadows? This is it. The quality is that of Lorac Pro. You can see how well-loved this palette has been.
  • Makeup Geek Brushes--I bought some face and eye brushes and LOVED ALL of them. Soft and great quality.
  • Colgate Optic White Platinum--After the whole charcoal debacle that left my teeth YELLOW, I was instantly thrilled with the results. I posted before/after pics below--click on the pic to make it bigger. The after pic is exactly 3 minutes after using the toothpaste just once!! Thanks Kiki for letting me know about it!

I talked about this a little on Monday, but making videos is something I love to do. In this one, I'm giving a recap of my life for the month, sharing my favorites, and hate-its. Check it out:

The main reason to watch? Charlie is in his Halloween costume at the end and it is ADORABLE. Don't believe me? Just watch! ;)

What are your beauty faves for the month?

Extra Elle:

  • Still behind on everything, so hang in there y'all! I am slowly getting caught up.
  • Although it's been rainy all week, I have been enjoying the brief cool temps and seeing the leaves change.


  1. I can totally relate! How is it not the weekend yet?! Love this lip color, it's a gorgeous color on you!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  2. Ugh, this week really is dragging! Loving that lipstick! The color is gorgeous on you and love that it's a great color for everyday! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. I seriously thought it was Thursday until just now. UGH. I think that lipstick is gorg. and Olivia P can seriously do no wrong. I am adding that toothpaste to my "to buy" list - that's awesome!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  4. I feel the exact same way! I wish we could have a do over for October! That lip color is gorgeous on you. I have seen these brushes every where, but I have been reluctant to try them. I will have to give them a shot now that you recommend them.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  5. October also flies by way too quickly for my liking -I already wish I could just go back in time a few weeks and savour it all a bit more!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  6. I need to get my hands on those makeup geek brushes!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  7. I need to try me some optic white. Really wanting to do a teeth whitening.

  8. So I'm not a fan of Olivia because I did not like her 'high and mighty' vibe on the City, but that make palette is gorgeous.

  9. Oh...em...gee....Charlie in that hat...I die! :D
    And I want that Olivia Palermo palette now....waaaaaah!

  10. Gorgeous lipstick, gorgeous you in yellow and cutie patootie Mr. Charlie!! Come on weekend, get here!!!! ;-)

  11. I just got my first ever Sally Hansen nail polish. Are they really as good as they claim?

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  12. I like the Sally Hansen too! It has a nice thick brush. It's a great formula--now if I could only learn to paint inside the lines

  13. I can't believe October is almost over! So crazy. I need that toothpaste stat.

    xx, Carly | carly blogs

  14. I cannot believe Halloween is this weekend! Charlie is adorable in that costume! I really want to try the Colgate optic white and that brush!

    Doused In Pink

  15. I had no idea that Olivia Palermo worked together with Ciate on an eyeshadow palette, this is the first time I've read about it online. Must try to hunt it down.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  16. The Olivia Palermo for Ciate Smoky Palette looks really nice!

  17. Loving these picks! :)

    Dani | www.styledvariety.com

  18. I need to try that Colgate Optim White, and that lipstick is gorgeous <3

    Green Fashionista

  19. That lipstick shade looks absolutely gorgeous!! You have perfect teeth, I'm so jealous xD Happy autumn! it's always so fleeting isn't it? :D xx

    elizabeth | ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | bloglovin follow for follow
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  20. Is October really almost over? :( :( :( it is my favorite month, too!

  21. I love the yellowish color nail polish! Perfect fall color! And I can't believe the difference the tooth paste made. I'm gonna have to check that out! And Charlie...what a cutie! Will he actually keep that hat on?

  22. Again I'm sooo happy you love the toothpaste! The long term results are the best! Without it, my teeth are so coffee stained it's embarrassing. (; haha

    Things I didn't mention on Youtube..... I LOVE that mug. I think it's so cool how it's haunted mansion wall paper. Love that ride! Secondly, I'm seeing this strange types of foundation brushes everywhere. I can't decide if it's something I'd like or not. I'm not awesome at using a brush for foundation application. Literally there's only been one brush I could master. (;

  23. I need that toothpaste because there is no way I'm using charcoal and while I don't need perfectly white teeth, I'd like them to look a better. Thanks, tea, for nothing except your tasty goodness.

  24. I can't believe what a difference in your teeth after 3 minutes! They were white before but now they are incredibly white!

  25. What a nice palette! This Colgate toothpaste is really effective! Your teeth are perfectly white! Have a great day!


  26. Aww Charlie :)

    That's crazy about the charcoal toothpaste. Thanks for sharing. That Sophia Lauren Dior lipstick is gorgeous! Nice to see you doing a video again ;)

  27. Those sheer fall nail colors look great! That lip color is such a nice shade. And, wow your teeth look amazing!


  28. I love that toothpaste! I'm currently using it once a day (I brush my teeth at the gym every day). That's awesomse you had such great results really quickly!

  29. Your teeth look so white! I really love that toothpaste too. and that lipstick is the perfect color!


  30. I love the eye shadows very much. Unfortunately the toothpaste didn't work for me - I was very excited about it, but it caused a very bad allergic reaction, so the whole tube went straight in a bin. :(

  31. I was feeling overwhelmed with my life too this month. Glad we're both making it through. Hang in there! Loved the video! Charlie is so cute. I wish my dog would let me dress her up, but she sulks if I try to put anything on her. lol

  32. I love these videos and seeing what you're loving and hating each month. Helps with my shopping! Charlie looks adorable (as always) in his costume

  33. 1. That lipstick is gorgeous! 2. I'm getting that toothpaste tomorrow!
    Sincerely, Sara

  34. That shade is so beautiful!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

  35. I'm so intrigued by the Cailyn O!Wow Brush! I'm all for birthday months, and your Disney mug is so pretty :)

  36. Holy cow your teeth look noticeably white and I love that lipstick!

  37. The weekend starts for me right now (well after I finish my next blog post) and we have a long weekend too because of the races! Boom! I really need some DT and puppy cuddles. I haven't seen my fur baby all week and I miss that cheeky face and our walkies too. I need fresh air immediately.


  38. I didn't know about this Sophia Lore collaboration, it looks great, what for a beautiful color! After that, the Olivia Palermo palette - that is really beautiful - got the second place for me! I feel so worn out this week, and I am also longing for Saturday :)

  39. That DG lip color is fabulous!!!! Is that make up brush your favorite foundation one or is there a holy grail that you like the best? My beauty blender is falling apart and it makes me angry to spend another $20 on a sponge!! I think I want to go back to brushes because they last longer and clean better.

    Girl, I for one appreciate your videos!!!! I know that work and time goes in to them and you can really tell when you watch them. I have HBD or K instead of ok. People are so lazy!!! Charlie is the cutest darn cowboy that I ever did see :)

  40. I love Sally Hansen nail polishes. They are one of my fave products too! Great list!

  41. ELLE! I got a shout out! I FEEL FAMOUS!!!!!

    I LOVED hearing your voice! You are THE cutest!!!!! Hope to see more videos in the future!

  42. That DG lip color is really pretty. I used to watch Makeup Geek videos all the time, I'll have to check out her brushes.


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