October Favorites

2014-10-30 11.14.08Holy cow, how is it already the end of October!? I feel like I was so excited for October to get here, and it’s already gone, and I still feel like it’s just started! At least the upcoming months are fun ones too! Here’s my favorites for the month of all things pumpkin, fall, and the such. 🙂

  1. Band Aid Friction Block Stick

2014-10-29 22.12.27I bought this stuff towards the end of summer, but forgot about it, until I really needed to break in some shoes in the middle of September. It works so well, that I needed to put it in my October favorites, so I could tell you about it. This stuff is perfect to use when you’re breaking in flats, heels, or any other shoes that seem to rub on parts of your feet and leave painful blisters. If you apply this before wearing your new shoes, and keep the container with you throughout the day for any “touch ups,” you won’t get any blisters. It’s amazing.

  1. Studded Kiss Lipstick Set by Kat Von D

2014-10-30 10.58.53I’ve recently been getting into lipsticks. I’ve mentioned before that my lips are constantly chapped, making it harder to get away with wearing matte lipsticks, but I finally caved and got this lipstick set, which includes 9 different lipstick colors. I think my two current favorites from this set are “Bachelorette” and “Lovecraft.” Either way, I am not disappointed at all with these beauties and I know I’ll use all of them at some point. Also, one full sized Studded Kiss Lipstick is $21 dollars, but this set including 9 sample sizes (which are still pretty big) is $39 dollars at Sephora, so I think it’s worth it if you want multiple color options to try out.

  1. Petco Dog Treat Bar

2014-10-30 09.43.45Petco recently had a sale on their dog treats from their treat bar, making them half off their price per pound, which is typically under $5 dollars. I got my fur baby over a pound of a variety of healthy dog treats and cookies for under $3 dollars, and Gabi loves them all…especially the ones that look like little chocolate chip cookies (and they smell like chocolate chip cookies too!).

  1. Lush Sparkly Pumpkin2014-10-13 23.01.37-2

Since I was sick for an entire week this month, I found that I got a bit more stressed out that I do on a normal basis. Probably because I felt like I lost an entire week out of the month when it comes to getting things done. It was nice to have something to help me relax at the end of the night with this bubble bar from Lush, and the scent actually helped open my nasal passages through the end of my cold.  It also lasted for multiple baths, as opposed to the bath bombs…just a small crumble of this under running water makes the whole bath bubble up.

  1. Madewell Rangeplaid Scarf

2014-10-18 13.41.27I already have a plaid scarf, which I mentioned in my December favorites last year, but I decided that I needed another one…in a different color scheme. So now, I can pretty much wear a plaid scarf with every outfit. If one doesn’t work, the other one will! There is one difference between these two scarves though. This one is huge, and doubles as a shawl, which makes me love it even more.

  1. My Tiny Pumpkin

2014-10-29 22.13.09It wouldn’t be October without a pumpkin somewhere in the house. I picked up the tiniest one I could find at Whole Foods to keep on my desk next to my almost empty Teakwood & Tobacco candle I mentioned in my August Favorites.

  1. Halloween Puppy Chow

2014-10-24 18.04.29Yes, this is one of the things I made myself, and the recipe can be found here. But it’s addicting. I made an entire batch, and it’s really hard to stop eating it. It’s definitely a delicious fall-inspired snack that lasted me through the second half of October. I’m even considering creating more varieties for the upcoming months, inspired by different seasonal flavors! Ginger cinnamon puppy chow anyone?! Also, Happy Official National Candy Corn Day! 😀

  1. Tazo Calm Tea

2014-10-30 09.10.25This tea got me through my miserable cold this month. It was soothing on my sore throat, and when I could no longer taste, it would open up my sinuses just enough so that I could smell the chamomile. It also tastes really good when you’re not sick too!

  1. Happy Socks

2014-10-29 22.16.18If you read my Pop Sugar Box review, you’ll see that I got a pair of these in my last box, that are very similar to ones I already have. I’ve been wearing my tall riding boots a lot this month, and these socks are perfect for those. They also come in fun colors and patterns, so they are great to wear when you want something cute peeking out from your booties.

Thanks for checking out my October Favorites!  What were yours this month?  Let me know in the comments!

Bows and Arrows,


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