Hello, sweet and lovely friends! I hope your Halloween was wonderful and that you have been enjoying these first few days of November! Our Halloween was spent at my aunt’s historic home- which has such a deep and special place in my heart. We’ve had Halloween there every year since I was 4 and when Alexander came along, she started the tradition back up so that he could have the same wonderful experience that I did. There is something amazingly sentimental about watching your little ones walk up and down the same streets you did decades ago with so much enthusiasm for trick or treating!

Nov. 1st  marks the day in our house that we get the Christmas books out of storage and play Christmas music while we pour over them. I had a migraine, so I had to lay there with earplugs while Alexander sat and read (looked at pictures) for 1.5 hours while I was laying down. We have a lot of traditions and I love them because they help to focus on the reason for the season and the spirit of giving instead of the “WHAT IS SANTA BRINGING ME!?!?!?!” thing. Also, that gives us 2 full months to bake cookies to take to shut-ins from church, pick out a Christmas tree, make gingerbread houses, collect toys for charities, sing carols, spend as much time with family as humanly possible, and bake (again)!

Now, it’s Friday, and Friday Favorites are back!!! If you’re a Sephora Insider, below are my top must-haves from the sale:

This clarifying face mask is no joke. I LOVE how my skin feels and looks after I take this mask off.

This is my FAVORITE foundation of all time thus far. I like the shade Milkshake for super pale does and Angel Food if I want a bit of color. I will only apply it with this. I have a stockpile. You’re going to need this to clean it, btw. MAGICAL how it removes all foundation from my sponge and brushes. Trust me. So great and worth it!!!

I use these daily: my holy grail primer and setting spray.

Best home peel system EVER. Adore it, and I swear by it in the winter months!

My favorite brow pencils are this one and this one.

I wear this blush every single day. I LOVE it!!

Hair products are always a good time to stock up!! I love this dry shampoo and this texture spray!

If you have VIB access now- BUY it at 20% off now! Sephora Rouge members get two weekends to shop top holiday beauty finds at a whopping 20% off with code ROUGEBONUS. 

November 9–12: All VIB members will receive access to shop holiday event products at 20% off with code VIBBONUS (the perfect excuse to share with your followers your current must-have products, or what new products you are loving this winter)



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