Beauty Must-Haves for October & November

ssssHey my beauts, I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend so far! I have been counting down the days til it was the weekend, what a week…. I have been struggling to try to find the motivation to pick up my blogging again as I do have a few ideas in mind for blog posts in the near future. I finally picked up the motivation today to write a blog post for you guys…. have patience with me as I am trying dearly to get out of this strange funk I have been going through.  I decided to write this blog post today on different products I have been loving recently and strongly recommend for you beauts to try out! I decided to label this blog post for the month of October & November, even though October has come to an end, I have tried out these products through those months. I am well aware that some of you may be thinking, ” wow lyss, some of these products are super old and I don’t know why you are not sharing newer products with us?“. Yes I know some of these products are older ones, but some of my subscribers and viewers may have never even tried these products before, both old and new. I know for a fact that I absolutely love reading reviews and what YouTubers or bloggers recommend when it comes to any kind of product especially beauty related.   Feel free to pass by some of the older products if you wish to do so, but I do highly recommend all of these. I am so happy I finally tried out some of these products, especially the older ones, as I completely fell in love with every single one. Okay, okay…. let’s get into this post shall we?


So the first product that I am going to share with you guys is this lovely line of “Lip Lingerie” within the Nyx Cosmetics. Guys….. GUYS. Can we just take two seconds to take into account how beautiful these are. I actually had one of my friends recommend trying this beauty product out for myself, and was raging about the amazing shades! I finally stopped by at Shoppers to grab two of these shades to try out for myself. These liquid lipsticks are a bit on the pricey side for a drugstore product. They are around $10.00 each, but they are well worth it considering lipsticks at Sephora are like $40.00 each. If you are willing to splurge on this drugstore product you will not be disappointed one bit, trust me. I purchased two shades. The first was in the shade , “Embellishment”, and it is simply a more purply shade which looks absolutely beautiful lined with the retractable  lip liner by Nyx Cosmetic in the shade “Jewel“.  Honestly guys, this shade looks so sophisticated and beautiful on let alone just chilling in the bottle. This shade reminds me something Kylie Jenner would wear for sure no doubt.



(Guys, I can’t even deal with this shade! Literally, go out and buy it right this second). Also, I just wanted to mention that this liquid lipstick leaves your lips feeling like satin and is a long-wear lip stain. I literally only have to apply this lip stick again to touch it up if I am drinking alcohol or something. The other shade that I decided to purchase was in the shade “Satin Ribbon“. I decided to line this lip stick with the retractable lip liner by Nyx Cosmetics in the shade “Vanilla Sky”, which compliments the shade quite nicely. I really like this shade as well for a more natural and neutral/nude look. I really think both shades however, are appropriate for night-time and day-time looks or events. The only downfall that I am going to mention about these shades and the entire collection in general is the fact that all the shades are extremely similar in colour. I am probably going to purchase more of the shades and include a try on/demonstrate blog to show you beauts all the shades!


pallThe next product that I am going to rave to you beauts about is this amazing deal I found while looking online on the Sephora website. I am honestly not too sure if they still have this deal going on right now or what but I highly recommend looking into it if you have not seen this before. Apparently, this deal was going on last year as well, but I really wasn’t into the whole online shopping thing whatsoever. Now I found myself constantly looking at products online and what to purchase next with my spending money! This product is absolutely beautiful and the packaging is unreal. It is called the “Urban Decay, the perfect 3some vault”. This package includes all three urban decay makeup eyeshadow palettes. When I saw this online for a limited time online and that you could purchase all three palettes together for only like $150.00, I could not believe it. Each palette individually is around $66.00, so technically if you bought all three of these palettes individually, you would be paying around $200.00 + tax.  I have only really tried the Naked 2 palette before, and sadly left this at a friend’s house who lives far away! I knew I needed to get my hands on one again because I absolutely love the brown tones and shades. I also wanted to try the original Naked Palette as well as the beautiful Naked 3. I have always been skeptical about purchasing the Naked 3 Palette because of the pinkier shades, as I am always used to applying brown shades to my lids. I am so happy I found the courage to try this flawless palette as the shades are absolutely gorgeous and they honestly look so gentle on your eyelids. You can obviously play around with all the colours located within these 3 palettes for more dramatic or subtle looks. I know these palettes are more on the older side, but you literally can not go wrong with any Urban Decay shadows. They are always so pigmented and you can create endless looks for both day-time and night-time. I think you can only purchase this package online, so go look for it now!


(Naked 3 Palette)


(Naked 2 Palette)


(Naked Palette)

The next product that I am going to be discussing with you beauts is this unreal foundation that I have finally gotten my hands on. If any of you know me well, you know that I do not really ever purchase high-end foundation from Sephora, I literally love sticking to my drug store ones. Do not get me wrong, I absolutely love my drug store ones that I have tried in the past and still purchase my foundation from Shoppers. However, I have always been interested in finding a really good foundation for my nights out or my “bar nights”. I have heard so many reviews on this high-end foundation and finally decided to splurge on it. This foundation is called the “Allnighter Liquid Foundation” by Urban Decay. I think I pretty much only watched one review video on this foundation and was sold. I could not believe how full coverage it was and how long it lasted throughout the night, which was exactly what I was looking for. I went to Sephora and asked one of the ladies to match my skin with the correct shade (strongly recommend this step, especially if you are going to pay that much money, you want to be wearing the proper shade for sure). I bought the foundation for $50.00 in the shade 2.0. Obviously, this is extremely pricey so I deff only use this on special occasions and not for everyday wear.

nnnI can proudly say that this foundation provides me with the proper coverage that I need since my skin is often a red pigmentation. I am going to show you guys a picture, unedited, of the difference between my skin with no foundation (right side) and with the allnighter foundation (left side). As you can see I have a lot of red pigmentation on my cheeks…. why I will never know, that is just how they have always been! I am also wearing this foundation with all the photos that I will be posting within this blog post, just so you guys can literally see how bomb this really is.





“You are beautiful in your own way”



The next product that I have to share with you guys my sister recently gave to me and I really do love it! It is from Lush and it is called “Feeling Younger” which retails for around $20.00. This is a skin tint that gives you that gorgeous glow when applied to your face before applying your makeup. When I use this, I still go in with my moisturizer and then apply this to my face. I honestly have noticed a difference when applying this before my makeup as it gives off a beautiful glow and highlights my cheek bones. I honestly recommend trying out this product for yourselves and let me know what you guys think!


okThe next beauty product I have for you beauts is an oldie but a goodie. I honestly have only really tried one setting spray and that one I purchased at my local drugstore. I have always been skeptical about purchasing a high-end setting spray because I really do not know if they actually “work” or I am just thinking they do haha! I finally decided well what the heck, ill try out the small version of this beautiful setting spray by Urban Decay labeled, the “Allnighter” setting spray (might as well go big or go home). There are different types of setting sprays but realistically I will probably want one for an evening out and so forth. I have to say I really was surprised at how well this worked. This spray literally kept my makeup on all night long for my 23rd birthday. I usually just apply a few squirts to my face then voila… you are golden! I even tested this out on my liquid lipsticks by NYX and noticed right away the texture my lips felt after applying this spray… it was amazing. I purchased this at Sephora for $18.00 as it was the little version of it, just to see if I really did like it. Honestly guys, if you have not been to Sephora before and you finally go in to purchase something… waiting in line they literally have shelves of travel size products that will get you…. it is so unfair but it literally gets me every time.

The next product I have for you guys I received from one of my “100 rewards” from Sephora. It is this cute travel & sample size of Benefit’s “Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel“. I have to say the packaging for this product was super cute and got me right away! I honestly have always loved the packaging for Benefit Cosmetics, they are always so adorable and literally grab your attention like that!  I am pretty sure the lady gave me the “medium-golden blonde” shade or “3”. I am pretty sure this is the right shade for me, I mean… she looked like she knew what she was doing ! If you are unsure, be sure to just ask! The applicator is super easy to use and I have always been a fan of having great brows!


dThe next beauty product is again an oldie but a goodie. I know I know guys, I should have been ontop of this product when it first came out, but it really did not appeal to me at that specific time. I have always been a fan of contouring and highlighting your face, I think these steps are so important when trying to create that “flawless” complexion. I honestly have just always stuck to one bronzer for contouring and a cream highlighter for highlighting my face. I finally was walking through Sephora the other day…. no surprise.. and decided hey… why not finally try this product out? I think I was kind of scared and nervous to try out this product, just because there are so many shades within the palette that you can use on your face. I actually pinterested what shades go where on your face cause I literally had no friggen clue! I can honestly say that I am in love with the “Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit“, in the shade Light to Medium. I purchased this for $52.00 but it is so worth every single penny. The finished look that is achieved from this kit is absolutely flawless, and it is crazy to think it is literally from 6 different shades. It is also extremely easy and simple to work with as well, so do not be scared like I was!

Well my beauts, that pretty much sums up my beauty must-haves for the months of October and November. If I do purchase more products soon I will be sure to post another beauty blog about these products and my reviews on them. I really hope you guys benefitted from this post and enjoyed reading it. Be sure to follow my channel/page for more posts to come in the near future! Also check out my other social media accounts as well


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Thank you beauts, enjoy the rest of your weekend & Much love xo.

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