October Favorites

Today I want to talk about a few products I’ve been using lately that have fast become favorites.

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The best part about the six products I’ll be discussing in this article is most are under $10! Some of these have been around for a while but I only just started using them and I seriously wonder why they’re not more popular.

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First, I have to discuss Scentsational Candles, and specifically the ‘Resolute’ scent. I found this soy candle at TJ Maxx in Brentwood, Nashville probably a month ago and loved the masculine, fresh aroma. I typically gravitate towards candles, soaps, body washes and shampoos branded for men because they smell less ‘fussy’ and busy than products marketed toward women. The crisp freshness of ‘Resolute’ is both calming and inviting but awakening all at the same time. I also love the modern black matte and silver packaging. I’ll definitely be keeping the jar to stash small items in after it’s burned out. Now, when I go into TJX, I buy up all the candles they have in stock in this scent. I find these for $7.99 but if you can’t find it at TJX you can snag it from the company’s site HERE. I’m really curious to know what the other scents smell like in the collection.

On to item number two! You may recognize the Fabric Fresh spray by the Laundress from Rachel Zoe’s 2015 Fall Box of Style. I’ve been using Laundress products since moving to Nashville in June (and especially love their room spray and ironing water) but had never tried the fabric fresh spray till last month. This spray is like Febreeze for your clothes. It’s the perfect size to stash in your carry-on or office bag for freshening up after a long day or when you arrive at your hotel and take those plane-scented clothes from your suitcase. I’ve easily been able to extend the life of an outfit between washes with this spray! Buy it HERE.

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Boogie’s hair cream is another one of those products marketed for men that I love. I found it on the Dollar Shave Club website (which I highly recommend), and decided to try it after reading the description. It was $10 and is extremely similar to Living Proof’s Style Extender Primer. The Boogie’s cream makes my hair manageable and soft without taking away any of the texture and bounce. It’s very important though to use a very small amount otherwise it is a little greasy. I use slightly less than a pea sized amount (my hair is long) and work it through the bottom two-thirds of clean, towel dried hair. Buy it from Dollar Shave Club HERE.

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If you’re a makeup trend junkie than you’ll know how difficult it has been to get your hands on that perfect mauve matte lipstick color (thanks, Kylie Jenner!). Mac’s (now cult) classics like ‘Whirl’, ‘ Velvet Teddy,’ & ‘Faux’ are constantly sold out and carry a $17 price tag each. Enter ‘Whipped Caviar’ by NYX. It’s the perfect mauve matte and is one of the longest lasting, richly pigmented, smoothest lipsticks I’ve ever tried. After wearing it the past month I compared it to some of the higher end lipsticks, as far as wear goes, and the others couldn’t hold a candle to how long the NYX lasted. I will 100% be re-buying ‘Whipped Caviar’ when I run out! I got it HERE for $5.99.

I’ve had this Anna Sui Forbidden Affair perfume since Valentine’s Day but didn’t start wearing it till this month when I ran out of another scent that I typically wear. Instead of going out and buying something new I decided to try this one. I love this perfume because it smells a lot like Viktor & Rolf’s Spice Bomb and Victoria’s Secret Bombshell, all in one. I always get asked what I’m wearing when I have it on and it’s only $22 on Sephora HERE

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L’Oreal Paris Infallible Makeup Extender spray is my new beauty secret weapon. I spray this on my face (according to the instructions on the bottle) after all of my makeup is complete. This spray has helped my makeup stay smooth and in place through the oppressive Nashville humidity and I get so many compliments on my makeup when I’m out since using this spray. I found mine at Walgreens for $16.99.

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And that’s it for October favorites! What have you been loving this month?