October is already here! I hope you like this month's favorites. If I had to choose just one beauty item to get from this list here it would be the limited edition YSL Limited Edition Summer Addition Couture Palette. The formula for these shadows are so much softer than the regular YSL eye shadow palettes and this color combination is only exclusive to Bloomingdales. Once these sell out, they are gone! Hope you enjoy some of my favorite items from September!
1. Function of Beauty Shampoo and Conditioner (8 oz bottle set start at $26)
I'm almost out of my Function of Beauty shampoo and conditioner and am about to reorder a new set. This personalized shampoo and conditioner helps you create your own haircare system for your needs. There are over 450 million different possible variations of their shampoos and conditioners and all of their products are free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, GMOs and triclosan. Since I reviewed it earlier this summer, they have now added more colors and fragrances to the mix. You can also choose how light or strong you want the fragrance to be. (Coquette review)
2. Champagne Splits Shimmering Skin Perfector® Mineral Blush Duo ($38 at Sephora)
I've been pretty loyal lately to my NARS blushes but this one I have been wearing daily since I bought it. It's got a bit more color to it than NARS Orgasm but it still is a coral tone that works with a lot of skintones out there. I don't use the highlight color each day though. I like it but find it too shimmery for everyday wear and use it for when I'm going out or when I really want to look more made up. (Coquette review)
3. YSL Limited Edition Summer Addition Couture Palette ($60 at Bloomingdales, limited edition)
This has been my go-to eye palette ever since I bought it. I actually bought a Naked 3 palette over the summer and have barely used it now thanks to this one. All of these five colors are so flattering and subtle. For day to day, I tend to use just two colors and for a night out have used all of them which is so rare for me to use all the shadows in a palette at once. The powders are so soft that they blend amazingly well. These colors really enhance your eyes and don't overpower your face. It's been giving my Asian eyes some good dimension that's soft and subtle. The center color is this soft purplish brown that I feel like is the key to the entire palette! This is limited edition so hurry before it's gone! (Coquette review)
4. Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre Luxe Color-Lasting Lip Lacquer in High Society ($22 at Bloomingdales)
I'm so glad that Charlotte Tilbury is now available in Bloomingdales in the U.S. because I'm now able to try out her beauty products before I buy. This lip gloss is everything because it's in the perfect neutral shade. I can wear it alone when I'm going for a light makeup look or layer it on top of lipstick when I want more color and shine. It's not sticky at all. You know how I don't like sticky gloss. I also like that the packaging is compact and not heavy. It fits in even the tiniest of mini bags! (Coquette review)
5. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout ($10.21 on Amazon)
This is the story about Lucy Barton and her lifelong quest for love and it's meaning through her family and relationships. The story starts with Lucy in her 50-60's, thinking back to the past when she was in a New York City hospital battling an illness and how her mom came to visit her for five days during the 1980's. It's within those days that we flip back to the past or jump to the present and hear how Lucy is feeling about everything from growing up poor to her love for her two daughters. This book is a short book and you'll find yourself blazing through it because it's so easy to read. I devoured it quickly in a matter of days and for someone who has a child, that is no small feat. I find myself re-reading lines beacause they carry so much weight to them -- I savor the words and try to uncover the layers of meaning below the surface. If I could define this book it two words it would be: Subtle beauty. You'll definitely enjoy reading this book. I just borrowed Strouts Pulitzer Prize winning book, Olive Kitteridge.