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October’s Festive Fall Haul

Halloween is in the rearview window, which means it’s officially Christmas season for yours truly! This month’s haul is all about scoring deals for products I am definitely enjoying as soon as I get my hands on them and other products I will revisit on Christmas morning. Yes, I will wrap those holiday sets I bought and put them under my Christmas tree as a gift from Beauty Santa to me. Okay, enough rambling … Let’s get to my awesome fall haul!

I was not intrigued by much of the Ulta Gorgeous Hair Event, so I only picked up the Pattern Intensive Conditioner ($25, On sale for $12.50) since I loved my previous experience with the travel size version. I am currently using the Briogeo Be Gentle Be Kind Banana + Coconut Nourishing Superfood Conditioner as part of my pre-poo treatment, so it will be a minute or so before I return to slathering my coils in Pattern. My other Ulta haul were obviously influenced by the bomb discounts Ulta is always throwing at us. For Kim Kardashian West’s 40th birthday, we got 40% off KKW Beauty or KKW Fragrance. None of the makeup or fragrances really spoke to me, so I settled for the KKW Beauty Concealer Brush II ($18). I’ve used it once since hauling it. I really love how well the brush blends out my concealer, but I could do without the sponge. With a $15 off $75 coupon, I hauled my holy grail body moisturizer, Kiehl’s Creme de Corps ($80). Along with that discount, I got more moisturizers with the Hempz Beauty Break of 3 full size body moisturizers! 

KKW Beauty Concealer Brush II

For the first time ever, I got to experience the Sephora Friends and Family Sale where I scored 20% off my purchase! My order was mostly skincare with the Origins Mask Delights Mask Essentials Set ($20) that I planned to wrap and put under my Christmas tree along with plenty of sheet masks, Farmacy Coconut Gel Sheet Mask – Hydrating ($6), Wishful Thirst Trap – Cocoon Mask ($9), Dr. Jart+ Dermask Water Jet Vital Hydra Solution ($6) for my weekly masking sessions. I’ve enjoyed the Dr. Jart+ mask before, but the other masks are new to me, and I’m super excited to try them. I also picked up the Dr. Jart+ Focuspot Micro Tip Patches – Blemish ($18) to those big bumps that need a little more TLC. On the makeup side, I only hauled the Urban Decay The Finger Brush ($26) that has been on my list for the longest time.

Origins Mask Delights Mask Essentials Set

This month’s haul includes some fashion, y’all!!!! Thanks to the effervescent Betsey Johnson curating a limited-edition collection at Torrid, I can finally have something with her girly, rocker, eclectic vibe in my closet! There were so many cute clothes and accessories, but the must-have buys for me were the Betsey Johnson Rhinestone Combat Booties ($108), the Betsey Johnson Black Checkered Platform Oxfords ($64), and the Betsey Johnson Leopard Tulle Skirt ($88). I can’t wait to rock those bejeweled boots!! 

I got double discounts at Sephora this month because the Holiday Savings Event started for Rouge on October 30th. As a Rouge member, I got first dibs on the holiday sets I’ve been eyeing for weeks. I saw Kay from Kay’s Ways on YouTube tweet about placing their order around 1am. That motivated me to place my order for the Briogeo Merry Multi-Masking Kit ($36), Glow Recipe Glow Together Set ($34), and the Sol de Janeiro Biggie Biggie Bum Bum Cream ($76) immediately in fear of those products selling out while sitting in my cart. 

This might be one of my best hauls in the past few months! I am probably most looking forward to adding the Betsey Johnson collection to my wardrobe. The biggest surprise was how much I enjoyed that KKW Beauty Concealer Brush. They really should make that full size and lose the sponge.

Share the deets of your Fall Haul in the comments!