October 2016 Favorites

My excitement for the upcoming holidays is truly unreal! But before we dive into all the holiday celebrations I’m sharing a few of my October favorites with you. They’re not many, just a few (but they are all awesome), so enjoy:

Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded by Hannah Hart: For those of you who do not know Hannah Hart is a Youtube content creator (most known for her series 'My Drunk Kitchen'), comedian, and author (check out her first book "My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut"). While a lot of her online content is very funny and genuine she always tries to relay a deeper message to her audience, so when she announced she was writing a memoir I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Her memoir dives deep into her childhood struggles, coming to terms with her sexuality, mental health, and just working through the rough patches in her life. It's one of those reads where you'll want to give her a huge hug and thank her for sharing her stories with the world. What I most like about the book is that she brings a lot of awareness around mental health and the government systems surrounding it, truly an eye-opener. I had the pleasure of meeting her during her New York City book signing and I could honestly say she's just as amazing in person as she is online. This is an amazing read, I can't say enough good things about it (Hannah you should be beyond proud of yourself), definitely check out the book and feel free to check out her Youtube channel here.

Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pure Primer: For me primer is an essential part of my makeup routine. It helps with the longevity of my makeup and keeps my face from looking like a total grease ball. I use a combination of primers, but this works really well for filling pores and giving your skin a smooth appearance. Its smooth velvety texture allows it to is easily blend and leaves a natural matte finish. This one specifically is oil-free which is great for combination to oily skin types (the regular version will work better on drier skin). It works both under cream and powder products, I highly recommend this product.

Crocheting: I know this is really random, but when I was younger my mother used to crochet things all the time, she’s beyond gifted in this craft. Even though she did teach me and I did go through phases where all I wanted to do was crochet, I haven’t done it in years. Then one day while in Michael’s I thought I would croquet a throw blanket; ten balls of yarn later I’m still working on it, but I’m truly enjoying it. It’s also a great activity to do while watching TV (if you’re like me and can get easily bored while watching TV) or just to wind down at the end of the day. You can also knit if that’s your skill; I’m horrible at knitting, but both are just as satisfying. If you’re a beginner, click here a really good tutorial to watch and follow.

Joanne album by Lady Gaga: I’ve never considered myself a huge Lady Gaga fan, but this album is amazing! Many content creators I follow are fans and where promoting her album so much I had to give it a listen, and I’m glad I did. The album is more of an edgy/mellow mixture, with a bit of pop thrown in. A few of my favorite songs are Diamond Heart, A-YO, Million Reasons, and Grigio Girls (which is off the deluxe version which I highly encourage you to listen to).

Be sure to let me know what some of your October favorites were in the comments below. Also, who else is already listening to Christmas music, just me?!