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Loving Lately | October 2017 Favourites

October 2017 Favourites | Erin Elizabeth

My favourite month of the year is coming to and end, but you know what that means…only one more month until it’s socially acceptable to put up the Christmas tree! (That’s right, I said the “C” word).

Before October leaves us for another year, I’m sharing a few things I’ve been loving lately.

 

Reads (+ a Playlist)

I loved reading this article where Derek Harvey paints a pretty relevant picture of why we need to start expecting less and accepting more, and that’s probably the best life advice I’ve ever heard.

Have you ever dined alone at a restaurant? Went to a movie solo? I was inspired to “date myself” after reading these ideas from Wit & Delight. I haven’t done so yet, but I see it happening in my near future.

Do you have a nighttime routine? I’ve got my morning routine down pat thanks to (finally) quitting the Snooze Button, so my next life improvement will be my pre-bedtime rituals. This article has some great tips for doing so. 

On repeat this month: this playlist courtesy of Caroline at Un-fancy. It’s comforting, nostalgic, and perfect for a slow Sunday afternoon (or any day, really). Grab a cuppa coffee, light a pumpkin-spiced candle, and turn this up to fill your home with the ultimate Fall vibes.

 

Things

Would you believe me if I told you I’ve never used a face mask? True story, up until a few weeks ago. My skincare routine is very basic: I only ever wash with water and I moisturize with coconut oil, so trying new products always seems elaborate, and truthfully, a little daunting. Anyway, my face has been breaking out more than usual lately (I blame it on the move to a new city, different climate, etc.) so I decided to try something new. I found the Sukin Natural Skincare line at my local health store, and tried the Purifying Facial Masque.

I’ve only used it a couple of times, but it makes my face super soft and plump-looking(?) if that’s a thing. This isn’t sponsored or anything, and I’m not even sure my review counts because I’m kind of biased, haha, but I’m sharing anyway because I love it. The best part is, Sukin products are vegan, use no nasty chemicals, and are cruelty-free; three things that are highly important to me.

October 2017 Favourites | Erin Elizabeth

Another product that I recently started using is this wooden hairbrush from Urban Spa. Wooden peg brushes are not only better for your hair and scalp, but also for the environment since they don’t use any plastic material. I first learned about the benefits of a wooden hairbrush from one of my favourite YouTubers, Holistic Habits, and finally picked one up from the local health store earlier this month. My hair is noticeably more shiny, plus, it’s a mini scalp massage every time you brush your hair. What’s not to love?!

SCRUNCHIES! Depending on who you talk to, hair scrunchies are totally becoming a thing again. They might not be for everyone, but for people with super thick hair like me, they are the best-kept secret to a perfect messy bun.

That’s all for October! Did you read any great articles this month? Have any face mask recommendations for me? I’m all ears!

Oh, and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

 

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