October Monthly Gems – Fall Inspired Edition

fall inspired monthly gems

October has come and gone and we are getting so much closer to the end of the year! I decided to make my October monthly gems to be a fall inspired edition since I absolutely love this time of year. There are so many gorgeous colors outside and it’s the time when we transition into our fall wardrobe and beauty products.

One of my favorite eye shadow palettes of all time is the Urban Decay Naked2 palette. I like how you can achieve a soft neutral look as well as a more dramatic smokey eye for a fun night out. There are shimmery colors as well as matte shades. It comes with a double ended shadow and blending brush so there’s no need to use a separate brush. Naked2 is my favorite out of all of the Naked palettes because not only is it perfect for fall, but you can wear these colors year round!

fall inspired monthly gems

Fall is also about wearing the perfect lip and nail colors. I couldn’t do a fall inspired monthly gems post without featuring what I love to wear on my lips and nails!

Let’s me start out with the very top product in the picture below, and then we’ll follow up with the products laid out below from left to right. I received this NARS Velvet Matte lipstick pencil in Cruella as a birthday gift. It is a long lasting crayon with a smooth matte finish. This is an amazing red color with blue undertones and it will look great with soft eye shadow colors.

If you haven’t tried Sephora’s cream lip stains, you absolutely need to! I have it here in the far left in Marvelous Mauve #13. Unlike a lot of lip stains, this is very long lasting and doesn’t dry out your lips. They come in several colors but their mauve shade is my favorite!

The first nail polish that I’m sharing with you is Bahama Mama by Essie. It is a pretty deep plum color that will help your outfit pop! It looks great with a black outfit or a lighter neutral color.

fall inspired monthly gems

Next up, we have a MAC lipstick in Shy Girl. It is a creamy nude color with a soft shine. What I love about this is that the formula is very moisturizing. This lipstick will go well with a smokey eye look that you can create with this palette.

Another nail polish that I love is Sally Hansen’s Commander in Chic. It’s a rich taupe color and I like how it dries quickly with a semi-matte finish. I would pair this color with soft colors so it can really stand out.

Bad Habit by ColourPop is a pretty dusty mauve color. It is a tad brighter than the Sephora cream lip stain but I don’t think it’s too overpowering. It dries smoothly and doesn’t transfer without a good quality makeup wipe.

This wraps all of my favorite fall inspired monthly gems! Thank you so much for tuning in! Please let me know if you have tried any of these products or if you have any recommendations for me!


    • Polly
      November 3, 2016 / 11:35 PM

      They certainly are!

  1. November 2, 2016 / 8:54 AM

    I love the Naked 2 pallet, it has so many gorgeous colors.

    • Polly
      November 3, 2016 / 11:36 PM

      Yes, it does! The shades are amazing!

  2. November 2, 2016 / 9:32 AM

    I’m so upset that many of these brands are not available in Greece.

    • Polly
      November 3, 2016 / 11:36 PM

      Oh no! I’m so sorry! 🙁

  3. November 2, 2016 / 10:09 AM

    This is such a cute post!! I have the Naked 2 palette and I swear by it, it’s all I use! Such a high quality product. Thank you for sharing!


    • Polly
      November 3, 2016 / 11:37 PM

      I’m glad you like it too! Thank you for visiting, Diane!

  4. November 2, 2016 / 10:48 AM

    I think I’m totally going to buy that MAC lipstick! I love trying out new colors:). Love hearing your beauty buys-these are really fun:)

    • Polly
      November 3, 2016 / 11:39 PM

      Thank you very much, Terumi! Hope you like the MAC lipstick!

  5. November 2, 2016 / 11:59 AM

    Loooove my Naked 2 palette! I just used it on Halloween to do makeup effects but it’s so great for everyday, too!

    • Polly
      November 3, 2016 / 11:40 PM

      It’s such a fabulous palette, isn’t it?! 🙂

  6. November 2, 2016 / 1:38 PM

    That Color Pop gloss is gorgeous!

    • Polly
      November 3, 2016 / 11:41 PM

      Thanks! It’s one of my favorite shades!

  7. November 2, 2016 / 2:32 PM

    The naked palettes are my holy Grails! I love the second one as well. It’s so versatile especially with the gold tones. And a matte black is a necessity!

    • Polly
      November 3, 2016 / 11:43 PM

      I agree! You can create so many great looks with it!

    • Polly
      November 3, 2016 / 11:46 PM

      It’s such a pretty color!

  8. November 2, 2016 / 8:25 PM

    I love LAX or Rooch ultra matte lippies from Colour Pop. I also recommend blackberry baby nailpolish by Milani <3. I've heard good things about Sephora Lipstains 🙂 I have Rebel lipstick by MAC and it's a nice purple with red undertones its perfect for fall.

    • Polly
      November 3, 2016 / 11:48 PM

      Yes, MAC Rebel is so pretty! I need to check out those Colour Pop lippies that you recommended. Thank you so much!

    • Polly
      November 3, 2016 / 11:49 PM

      Thank you for visiting! 🙂

    • Polly
      November 7, 2016 / 8:55 AM

      I love them too! 🙂

    • Polly
      November 7, 2016 / 8:55 AM

      Yes, it does! Thanks for visiting, Heather!

    • Polly
      November 7, 2016 / 8:56 AM

      Yes, it is! I use it all the time!

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