It's the beginning of October which means September favorites are in season! Check out what I've been liking throughout the month.

It’s October and that means it’s my birthday month! I’m really excited but also nervous because there’s just a lot going on this month, so I might miss a post or two. But let’s get on to my September favorites!

There’s not a lot this month because I was mainly focused on finishing samples and finally getting around to throwing out some long overdue makeup, but I hope you enjoy nevertheless.

Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub

I was right to think that this was going to become a fast favorite of mine. Since I first hauled it, I’m still loving it. It smells absolutely amazing, makes my lips feel smooth and hydrated without adding a layer of balm over it, and a little goes a long way. Which is great, because when I first saw it, even though I knew I wanted to try it out, I was nervous about the small pot not lasting me very long. I mean, $11 isn’t the cheapest for a tiny lip scrub. However, I’ve barely made a dent!

And it’s not as messy as you might think. Because you only need the bare minimum, there’s not a big mess to clean up after. Granted, you should still be over the case just in case, but I thought it would be much worse given scrubs in general.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream with Sunscreen

If you guys have read my skincare routine with all Kiehl’s products, you’ll know that this was my favorite of the bunch. It was rich without being greasy, made my skin feel ultra-smooth and nourished for the day. It left no white cast and didn’t have a heavy sunscreen smell. Although the SPF rating wasn’t the best, it’s nothing that can’t be solved with an extra layer of sunscreen.

The Good Place

Part of me hates watching Netflix originals, because they’re all new and only have one season up, so it takes a while for the next season to arrive. I’m still waiting on the next Grace and Frankie season!

However, I can’t help myself when something with an interesting summary pops up. Basically, the main character dies and is now in The Good Place. I wish I could say more about it, but there are a few plot twists that I really don’t want to give away. Either way, I found it much more interesting than it sounds. Episodes are only 20 minutes long, and even though the idea is that they’re all dead and in The Good Place, it’s light and entertaining.

Violette _fr

I have been binging Violette’s YouTube channel for the past week. Her French accent is so soothing, and almost all her videos are under 5 minutes. It is a beauty channel, but not like your average beauty guru. She really does add the French element to it, doing her makeup quickly and with her fingers, usually in a public place or even sometimes in the car (something I wish I could do). It’s cool if you live in New York, as a lot of her places are cafes and whatnot in New York.

She’s definitely inspired me to be more expressive with makeup, and potentially try out some different colors and add some glitter to my arsenal. But she also has very chill, laid back looks. I would highly recommend checking out her channel; I love the vibes and the simplicity of everything, and again, almost every video is less than 5 minutes, so they’re really easy to watch.

What have you been loving through September? What’s something you’re looking forward to most in October?

  • I’m really enjoying violette too! she’s such a breath of fresh air amongst those influencers that are all, yaAAAaaAAasSSSssSS!!!! yknow? though i still do enjoy me some jaclyn hill when the mood hits. I’m so hesitant on buying a lip scrub just because it’s so easy to diy your own, but I’m also wondering if the store version really is that much better!

    • Sam

      omg I definitely know what you mean. as much as I still like to watch jenn im and stuff, violette is so different.

      I was hesitant about buying the lip scrub at first too! especially since I make my own body scrub and they really aren’t that different, if at all. for me, it just came down to something I just wanted to try, good or bad. I figured it was a one time splurge, just to see. at the very least, having the tub there reminds me “hey! scrub your lips!” since it’s prepackaged as opposed to making it myself, where I just made it when I wanted to use it.

  • Yesss! I love Violette too and like Becky said, she’s a breath of fresh air. No heavy contouring, no crazy highlighters or eyebrows, she’s just ‘real’ and I can so relate to her!

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    • Sam

      I know, I can’t believe it took me so long to find her channel!

  • I love the lush lip scrubs too! Great roundup x

    Tiffany Tales | Lifestyle & Beauty

    • Sam

      thanks Tiffany!

  • Yeah lush scrubs are amazing 😀

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

    • Sam

      yeah, I’m debating about getting another but this one will definitely last a long time!

  • I’m always looking for new Youtubers to follow so thank you for recommending Violette! I watched one of her videos and you’re right, her voice/accent is very soothing and I like how sweet and simple she keeps her videos!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

    • Sam

      right? I binged her like crazy as soon as I found one video! so glad you like her too!

  • I love the Lush lip scrubs, especially the bubblegum one! x

    • Sam

      that’s the one I hear the most about! I was actually thinking about getting popcorn next though, have you tried that one?

  • Yiotou_La

    I love to discover new youtubers and thanks for this recommendation, will check her out asap! x


    • Sam

      glad to help out!

  • You’re like the third person to mention The Good Place as I scroll through blog posts today! Gotta watch it! I like how Violette makes doing makeup so easy, and I’m like “yeah I can do that too” but lol n o i am wrong… her skin looks so goooood!

    Cherie ✿

    • Sam

      really?! I haven’t seen it anywhere, and tbh, I probably wouldn’t have watched it if it didn’t pop up on my netflix for a solid week, lol. very entertaining, though!

      saaame, girl, same. it always looks so easy when other people do their makeup. I wish I was blessed with those skills, but alas, I’m too lazy!

  • I’ve scrolled passed The Good Place or Netflix a few times but haven’t watched it, maybe I should. :]


    • Sam

      definitely check it out, it’s a fun, quick watch 🙂

  • I want to try the lip scrub. I think it will be worth it.

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    • Sam

      if you find yourself constantly having to put on lip balm to keep your lips hydrated (like me) it definitely is!

  • Great list!! i love Kiehl’s


    • Sam

      thanks lesley!

  • Ooh The Good Place sounds really interesting and I am on the cusp of finishing Mad Men, will dive into that next! Thank you for sharing xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    • Sam

      awesome, i hope you like it!

  • Aah! I LOVE the good place! Honestly wasn’t expecting it to be so good! Kinda hate that it’s only one episode a week!

    xo | Cindy Elena

    • Sam

      i know, it ended on such a cliffhanger!

  • Mariann Yip

    I love julep’s lip scrubs! I’ve been loving keeping myself moisturized!

    • Sam

      oh, I wasn’t aware julep had a lip scrub, definitely going to check that out!

  • love the good place! wish there were more episodes out too 🙁

    • Sam

      right? it’s so easy to get through the whole season!

  • I am seeing Kiehls anywhere from beauty bloggers, i should try this brand very soon,.
    Much Love,
    Zarrah | The Bandwagon Chic

    • Sam

      yeah, i really liked what I tried from it!

  • barbiegirl06

    Great post and favorites! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Sam

      thanks for reading!

  • Isabelle

    these are lovely favourites. I really want to try that lip scrub. My lips were so bad for a while but are now good, maybe because where I live has been hit with humidity haha!

    • Sam

      the lip scrub is so nice for whenever my lips are feeling gross, I would recommend trying it out!

  • Caitlin

    The lush scrub is one of my favorites too!

    Beauty & Colour | Vegan Lifestyle Blog

  • I was planning on doing a lush haul soon, so I’ll check out the lip scrub and love the videography of violette _fr! but man.. the good place is definitely one of my favourites as well. I normally wait for a whole season to be out before binge-watching it, but as soon i discovered it I just can’t wait. Though i really wished the episodes would be longer or at least more episodes in the season 😭 😭 😭

    Sam Hodgett || Beauty, Food & Lifestyle

    • Sam

      I know, shows that only have 12 or 13 short episodes in one season are the death of me!

  • I love Lush products, I adore the bubblegum & chocolate orange lip scrubs and they’re so good for this time of year. Always after new Netflix recommendations so will check out The Good Place -I can’t wait for Stranger Things! Not long now!
    Jaz xoxo

    • Sam

      ooh, I haven’t seen the chocolate orange, but that sounds so appetizing! YES, I’m so excited for the second season, can’t wait til it comes out!

  • October happens to be my birthday month too! Oh my, the mint julips lip scrub sounds so amazing! Gonna have to check that out 🙂

    cabin twenty-four

    • Sam

      oh, sweet! happy early (or belated) birthday! 🙂

  • Laura

    I love Lush lip scrubs, but I can never use it up before it get bad 🙁


    • Sam

      ah, I know, they last so long!

  • I love Kiehl’s products, but never tried the sunscreen Will give it a try and Lush lip scrub sounds amazing!
    Have a spooky Halloween 🙂

    • Sam

      yeah, I was surprised I liked the sunscreen version better than the original!