October Beauty & Lifestyle Favourites 2018

October Beauty & Lifestyle Favourites 2018

Another month has come and gone. I am totally not ready for the onslaught of Christmas decorations that I’ve seen at every department store and online retailer I’ve visited in the past three weeks. We just hop right along from one thing to another don’t we? Sephora already has tons of “holiday” releases, which I take with a grain of salt because they started in AUGUST this year. Good grief!

I want to take a moment to appreciate all things Fall that I have been loving before we completely forget that Fall even happened. Mother nature already has! Let’s talk October Beauty & Lifestyle Favourites!

Lifestyle Favourites

I’m starting with lifestyle favourites because I feel like my lifestyle-y choices actually do change between summer and fall. For one I’m drinking a lot of Pumpkin Spice Lattes… and I’ve pulled out my Pumpkin Chai Tea from David’s Tea! Tis the season for everything pumpkin.

Crazy Rich Asians Book | October Favourites 2018

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

I heard about this book from a girl at work and made a mental note to read it a few months ago. When I heard that the movie came out I decided that I should get on that… My brother in-law drew my name for Thanksgiving-Christmas (we did holidays early because everyone is out of town at the end of December) and this was one of the books he gifted to me. I devoured this book, the lifestyles of the crazy rich were horrifying and yet fascinating to me! There was so much family drama and politics, I couldn’t put the book down. I will admit that most of the characters don’t have any dimension but the culture shock of this book kept me reading.

B&BW Caramel Apple 3-Wick Candle | October Favourites 2018

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Bath & Body Works Caramel Apple Candle

I thought the Pumpkin Pecan Waffles candle was the best thing I ever smelled until I picked this one up. It reminds me of making caramel dipped apples when I was a teenager, this scent is mouth watering. Now I’m craving apples!

Champions TV Show | October Favourites 2018


I started watching the new Mindy Kaling TV show Champions with my husband, it’s pretty good! I liked the Mindy Project so I wanted to give this show a chance. It’s about a man who runs a gym with his brother and the problems that arise when his estranged 15(ish) year old son comes to live with him. I don’t think it’s the best thing I’ve ever seen but we both laughed a lot.

Too Faced Gingerbread Girl Melted Matte Lipstick Review

Beauty Favourites

Some of my current beauty favorites are products that I’ve featured before, for example I am still very much loving the Caudalie SOS Thirst Quenching serum that I repurchased in my Fall Sephora Haul. To avoid sounding like a broken record, let’s instead talk about some products that are new to me!

Too Faced Sweet Smell Of Christmas Lipstick Swatches

Too Faced Holiday Melted Matte Liquid Lipsticks

I’m in love with my Christmas Melted Matte lipsticks! The Sweet Smell of Christmas Set is considered a holiday release BUT there’s a pumpkin spice lipstick in there so one could argue that it’s a Fall release… Technically it was! My favourite lipsticks in the set are the Pumpkin Spice and Hot Buttered Rum lipsticks. I’m also really liking the new Too Faced Gingerbread Girl Melted Matte lipstick which I’ve reviewed here!

Soph Extra Spice Palette Review

Soph Extra Spice Eyeshadow Palette

I love this MUR palette! The mattes are so pigmented for what you pay. The Extra Spice Palette retails for $15USD and the oranges and yellows are amazing. I also love that it comes with lots of pretty plummy shades, and a bright metallic silver. The colour story is totally up my alley this season. You can find my review + 3 Makeup looks with the Extra Spice Palette Here!

KL Polish in Point Zero & November

KL Polish

I’m still loving my KL Polishes. It’s one of the best creme formulas that I have ever used, the polish goes on so smoothly and the bottle hasn’t thickened at all. My favourite shades right now are November and Point Zero. It may be Fall so you’d think I would be about more autumnal colours on my nails but I really love nude polish! These two shades are cozy and go with any outfit.

B&BW Aromatherapy Foaming hand Soap

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Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Hand Soap

I picked up some of the B&BW aromatherapy line for the first time and I’m so glad I did! I have the Eucalyptus stress relief hand soap and it has the most relaxing scent! I know that these hand soaps are rather expensive compared to what you can find at the supermarket but they make my home feel cozier to me so I don’t mind the extra cost.

What were you loving in October?

Thank you for reading! I’m bringing back monthly favourites as an experiment for the rest of the year and I’ll see how it goes. I hope you guys enjoyed reading about my October Beauty & Lifestyle Favourites, let me know what you’re loving lately xx



  1. December 29, 2018 / 3:05 pm

    I also enjoyed Crazy Rich Asians. I agree that there was literally no character development, or even character description in the book. It’s hard to tell if this can just be attributed to poor writing, or if the purpose of this was to really make the focus be on the material items. It’s common to have one character, even the protagonist, be pretty underdeveloped because then the reader can easily put themselves in their shoes, but all of the characters had no description! I haven’t read anything else from this author so I don’t really know what their overall writing style is like. Have you seen the movie yet? I really enjoyed it! (and I have a thing for asians lol).
    I love nude nail polishes in the Fall!

    • AlwaysCleia
      December 31, 2018 / 3:48 am

      And there was SO much description of the material items. I felt like the author was kind of showing off his knowledge of designer labels at times lol But I really wasn’t expecting a masterpiece, it was a fun read!
      I just watched the movie with my Mom for Christmas. She asked for the DVD so we watched it together lol. I enjoyed it! I could tell they dropped a few plot arcs but you can’t ever fit everything into a movie. I hope they make a second one!

  2. November 5, 2018 / 11:40 pm

    Such great faves, I didn’t realize crazy rich Asians was a book but I think a lot of the stuff coming out is either in comics or are books lol. Anyway, I’ll have to take a look at the book if I can find it at my libraries.
    And I had a feeling those liquid lippies were gonna make it as well as the extra spice palette. Still mulling it over in my head lol.
    And… that reminds me, I have an aromatherapy body lotion with eucalyptus from B&BW which I loooove. I got it on sale last year very very cheap, I wonder if I can find more of them this year.

    • AlwaysCleia
      November 7, 2018 / 4:36 am

      I’m sure your library will have it, it’s pretty popular! Just be prepared for a very confusing family tree on page 1 lol!
      They’re all really nice but probably not necessties!
      Oh you should take a look! They have sales all the time, the aromatherapy line is great!

      • November 8, 2018 / 12:23 am

        I saw the book at target yesterday haha I will look it up soon I’m almost done reading another trilogy so I’ll need new books to read lol

        • AlwaysCleia
          November 8, 2018 / 1:49 am

          Oh what are you reading right now? I’m always looking for recommendations!

          • November 9, 2018 / 12:04 am

            I’m reading the Strain trilogy. I finished reading the second book last night because I just couldn’t put it down! It’s about high tech vampires, post apocalyptic mixed with some horror. It’s really well done in my opinion, they also have comic books AND it was made into a TV show. Alex and I are digging it so much that we ended up buying the books, and we found the full TV series as well as the comic issues. We bought it all. We’re only waiting on a bid through eBay on Saturday, hopefully we can get the full first run of the comic issues 🤣🤣

          • AlwaysCleia
            November 9, 2018 / 9:24 pm

            I’ve never heard of it! I’ll need to check it out, it sounds interesting. Once I finish the ten books on my shelf that I’ve been telling myself to read for a year, I’ve been so bad about keeping up with my goodreads goal this year xD
            That’s cool that its a comic series and a TV show!

          • November 10, 2018 / 3:21 pm

            Yeah definitely check it out, hopefully you like it 😀 and if you know of any horror books let me know! I need more suggestions 🙂
            And awh I only started reading again about a year ago.. I LOVE IT! It just sucks because I only have a short amount of time to read each day and I usually always read at night, I literally stayed up two nights ago to finish the 2nd book in this trilogy!! And I read like another 50 pages or so last night and went to sleep at around 1am and I still didn’t want to put it down!! LOL
            Yeah so if you’re not interested in reading it at least you have the option to check out the TV show, I’m gonna wait till I’m finished reading it to binge watch the series haha 😀

          • AlwaysCleia
            November 12, 2018 / 2:27 am

            I don’t read much horror these days, my husband is really into stephen king though. I’ll let you know if he gives me any recommendations!
            It’s really hard to find time to read. I plan on reading by the pool lots when I go to AZ next week! I do that too, I’ll get super into a book and not want to put it down! The next time I look I realize it’s 3am and I have to get up for work in four hours xD
            I will definitely check out the show!

          • November 12, 2018 / 11:47 pm

            Awesome thank you!
            And have fun in AZ!!!!!!! 😁😁😁😁

          • AlwaysCleia
            November 13, 2018 / 1:33 pm

            Thank you I’m excited!

          • AlwaysCleia
            November 15, 2018 / 12:46 am


  3. November 5, 2018 / 5:22 am

    I really want to watch the movie but maybe I should read the book first? That candle sounds amazing! I’m planning on picking up the Too Faced liquid lispticks this month or next month depending on the sales lol. Fab post as always x


    • AlwaysCleia
      November 7, 2018 / 4:22 am

      I haven’t seen the movie yet so it’s hard to say 🤔 People I know who haven’t read the book enjoyed the movie so I think you’re fine either way.
      Yesss I hope you love them! Thanks for reading!

      • November 7, 2018 / 4:37 am

        I watched the movie last night and it was amazing! 💗

        • AlwaysCleia
          November 7, 2018 / 3:35 pm

          That’s great to know! I think I’ll be seeing it next week 🙂

  4. November 4, 2018 / 9:54 pm

    Crazy Rich Asians is such a fun series! I read the original book years ago and kept following the series as the books came out. Definitely over the top but a fun read – I think the books are better, but the movie did it justice!

    I love the scents of those aromatherapy hand soaps! My husband is a fan of them too because the bottles and scents are gender neutral compared to the fruity or floral scents, haha.

    • AlwaysCleia
      November 5, 2018 / 1:39 am

      I need to watch the movie and pick up the next book asap!

      Oh yes good point, I picked up the pumpkin cupcake scent for our bathroom and my husband won’t use it xD he says soap should smell like soap 😅

    • AlwaysCleia
      November 4, 2018 / 6:07 pm

      It’s good! Very different from what I normally read but i enjoyed it 🙂

  5. beautybyraji
    November 2, 2018 / 9:40 pm

    I so want to read crazy rich Asians. Did you see the movie yet ?

    • AlwaysCleia
      November 3, 2018 / 8:17 pm

      I haven’t yet no! I hope to watch it soon!

      • beautybyraji
        November 3, 2018 / 8:46 pm

        I liked the movie , bit of a feel good chick flick

        • AlwaysCleia
          November 3, 2018 / 9:26 pm

          I need to see it asap!

  6. November 2, 2018 / 4:13 pm

    I haven’t made time for reading at all lately but I’m definitely interested in reading Crazy Rich Asians at some point. Have you watched the movie? I need to watch that too lol.

    • AlwaysCleia
      November 3, 2018 / 8:16 pm

      I haven’t watched the movie yet but I heard that it was really good! I don’t read nearly enough so it was nice to get back into it 🙂

  7. November 2, 2018 / 2:35 pm

    that candle sounds absolutely lovely & those nail polish shades are gorgeous! 💖

    • AlwaysCleia
      November 3, 2018 / 8:15 pm

      It is! It’s already halfway burned, I want it to last forever!
      I love KL Polish so much 🙂 Thanks for reading! xx

  8. November 2, 2018 / 10:06 am

    Omg, I have to read crazy rich asians, I heard it was amazing, and I’m glad you liked it! Are you going to read the second part to the series as well? You know what’s so funny, I have just bought an apple candle in the past few days, and I’m completely obsessed with it. I’m already worried about making it run out, and me not finding another one in TJ Maxx! Great post Cleia xxx

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