October Favorites: Beauty & Lifestyle Products of the Month


First off, I can’t believe its already November!  Everyday I look back and think, where in the hell did 2016 go! Well, with another month down I thought I would share some of my October faves! For some reason I have not been able to keep my hands off of these items, and I find myself reaching for them almost every day.

1. Lush’s Fairy Dust: Sparkling Dusting Powder

I am a HUGE fan of Lush, especially now that they have expanded their brand beyond soaps and lotions. I will admit, when I first bought this product I was a bit skeptical that I would like it, but for $6.95 I thought what the heck. Although it wasn’t a necessity, i’m so glad I bought this product. To apply I use a big fluffy makeup brush and dust the powder all over my chest and shoulders to give it a little sparkle. It’s basically a highlighter for you’re skin and who doesn’t love a highlighter. And did I mention it smells AMAAAAZING! Well, more like bubblegum, and I don’t mind smelling like a walking piece of bubblegum.

2. Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer

So I have a love hate relationship with this concealer…more love now than hate, because I finally got my perfect color. When I first tried this concealer, I wasn’t a big fan because apparently, I was using a color that was too light for my skin tone. I don’t usually go for a super strong highlight under the eyes.  After returning it back to Sephora and repurchasing it in Caramel (was using ginger), all I can say is that this concealer is super lightweight under the eyes and is great for everyday use.

3. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick

I have never used a stick foundation before, I usually stick with liquid foundations, but lately I have been dying to try a stick foundation. Let me just say that my one makeup obsession is hands down foundation. I’ve heard a lot of great things about Bobbi Brown’s cosmetic line, but never had the chance to try any of her products, so I decided to pick up her Skin Foundation Stick in Golden Honey (5.75) and Golden (6.0). First let me just say that I’m not going to go into too much detail about the foundation because I will be doing a product review soon, but MY! OH MY! do I love this foundation! It’s packaging is so convenient and it looks so natural on the skin.

4.  Invisible Light Translucent Powder Duo

I usually don’t go for products by BareMinerals, but when the sales associate at Sephora recommended this, I was in the market for a finishing powder and decided to try it. This setting powder really surprised me! I love using the matte powder to set my under eye concealer and find that it’s great for absorbing excess oil throughout the day. The glow powder is great for setting the rest of your face and leaves your skin looking bright and refreshed.

Saved the best for last.. 🙂

5.  You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson

I stumbled on this book when I was visiting a local bookstore in Boulder, Colorado. Thank God for the remaining bookstores, or where else will I be able to wander aimlessly looking for my next good read. You Can’t Touch My Hair is unequivocally a masterpiece of 2016. Not only does this book discuss the “politics” of natural hair, and why it’s inappropriate to ask to touch it, but it also dives into bigger issues surrounding race, gender, and pop culture. Like many comedians do, Phoebe incorporates humor in her book by making it fun to read while it penetrates the deepest depths of your soul. Please, do yourself a favor and get a copy of her book. It’s a must read!

Welp! That’s it for now. Thanks for reading! <3




  1. November 9, 2016 / 5:54 PM

    I need that Nars concealer, seriously everyone talks about it.
    Anyways, love your style, keep it up! 🙂

    • jadeandolive
      November 9, 2016 / 6:00 PM

      Honestly rightfully so! At first I was like eh, but it really grew on me. And now i find that it is the best when i’m going for natural looks. Thank’s for your comment. 🙂

  2. November 12, 2016 / 6:47 PM

    I’m in love with your blog 🙂
    Keep up the good work!

    Christine xx

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