Tomorrow marks the end of October; yet, luckily, it makes a graceful parting as it leads the holiday which imparts l o a d s of candy. If everything were that peachy, there would be no 'Breaking News' to interrupt the season finale of Lost; October has also dropped the thermometer to below freezing, where I live, at least, and has left me with no time to visit the pumpkin patch. In other words, this month has been a busy one. Without much time to dig into the depths of my stash, I've been left with a rather scarce 'October Favorites' titled page in my notebook; but as I round up the mere five products that have served me well throughout the month, I can't help but smile at their rather genius and amazing egos.
I've been mixing things up--slightly--on the skincare front with a few new replacements as I've said sayonara to some old favorites. To fill the sun-sized void of exfoliating toners in my stash, I picked up the Aveda Botanical Kinetics Exfoliant. I'm obsessed with exfoliating toners and have made my way through numerous bottles of the stuff, but I've been using this one long enough to say that it's the favorite out of the ones I've tried. The texture is dreamy, being not too thin or thick and a little goes a long way. Also, the scent smells gorgeous--herbal, but not in a medicinal way.
As the leaves fall one by one, I can sense the ever-approaching winter season fast approaching--i.e. moisture dosage time. And I've been doing just that. I've been swapping out my previous scar-busting oil for a moisture packed alternative: the Josie Maran 100 Percent Pure Argan Oil. Why do I love it? It never fails to initiate a plump and nourished complexion come six-fifteen a.m. and it's unscented aroma means it doesn't smell funky (like others I've tried).
In the morning, I've been slapping on the Kiehl's Skin Rescuer Stress Minimizing Hydrator. Significantly, it's reduced a lot of the redness in my skin and never falls short of being an amazing morning moisturizer. It quickly sinks into the skin, leaves nearly a matte finish, yet leaves my skin with a not too dry-not too oily bit of nourishment.
On the makeup front, I've dug the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free out of my stash to cover my daily coverage needs. Although I used to find the formula lacking on my dehydrated skin, I now see that the stuff is blemmin' amazing. With a primer underneath, it lasts all. day. and supplies the perfect amount of coverage.
Similarly, when I first purchased the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil a while back, I wasn't wowed. I had never used a brow pencil before and was a little shocked at the too full-on look that it gave to my overage made-up face. Yet, after a good two months use, I can now say that, first, I look so much better with some added length to my brows and, second, a more defined arch. So, I've fallen head over heals for this waxy, wind up, triangular shaped pencil *cue heart-eyed emoji*.
So far, November is looking much more leisurely, but I still have no doubt that I won't continue to love these busy-bee used products. I know this post is coming at you a wee bit early, but I've got to get my Halloween costume sorted.