October Favorites

This series is new to #TMYM! I decided to bring this new series to my blog to share with y'all what I've been loving every month. Watching favorites videos on YouTube is one of my favorite ways to pass time, so why not bring it to my blog? It's a great way to share with y'all that I have really been loving over the past month, whether that be fashion, beauty, food or lifestyle.

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  1.  Fall Harvest essential oil diffuser recipie.
    • Over the summer, my Dad was gifted a diffuser by YoungLiving. He never got around to using it, so I picked it up and brought it with me to Purdue. This past month, I have been getting so much use out of it! I've been pinning recipes like crazy, and this is my favorite for the fall. What's nice about diffusers is  that you can leave it on after you leave your house ((unlike a candle)) and come back to a fresh new scent!
    • Follow my Pinterest board "essential (oil)" for more tips, recipes and hacks on how to use your essential oils!
  2. Facial Oil
    • Facial oils have always been a favorite of mine, but it has taken me some trial and error to find my perfect fit. Last month I started loving the BioOil my Mom picked up for me while in Poland. Although I could not find the direct link to the product online, I found some similar options. Even if you have oily-skin, do not stray away from facial oils. Ingrid Nilsen just put out a video regarding her skin routine for oily skin, in the video she described why facial oils can actually work well with oily skin and described some of her favorites to use.
    • This Fresh Skinberry Skin Nutrition Booster has also been one of my previous favorites. Don't let the price point scare you, my bottle lasted me over a year!
    • Although I have never tried the Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil, there products (like the face wash) has never disappointed ... plus it's a nice price point.
  3. RocksBox subscription
    • This past month, RocksBox reached out to me to review some of there products and there program. Y'all know that I never review or advertise products / companies that I do not 100% believe in! For people like me ((who hardly buy trendy or cute jewelry)), it's a perfect way to get a custom tailored fit of jewelry sent to your door step.
    • I've been loving the Taner Bar Mini Stud by Gorjana. Previously working in the Jewelry department at Nordstrom, I was introduced to so many amazing brands. Gorjana was one of my favorites, so I was pleasantly surprised to receive one of their classic studs in my box!
    • Use my code "themoreyoumerlotxoxo" to get your first month free with RocksBox! If you really don't like the subscription after the first month, no pressure to stay or pay ((but I am sure you'll fall in love)).
  4. Chunky white sweaters
    • After ordering a beautiful over-sized vintage sweater from Shop Worth Knowing, I have been obsessing over white knits.
    • I am in love with this vintage cotton turtleneck. It's perfect for a chilly fall day, paired with some dark wash jeans & riding boots.
    • SheIn is a great website to pick up some trendy pieces for less; it's like a TJMaxx but online! I found this gorgeous knit for $27.
  5. Raw-hem Paige denim
  6. Maroon structured tote
  7. Over-the-knee black boot
  8. YoungLiving essential oil: Orange & Thieves
    • As I talked about before, essential oils have become a part of my ((almost)) day to day life. Ever since I was introduced to YoungLiving from my parents and my close friend, I have been obsessed with enw recipies and making my healthy lifestyle, even healthier and cleaner. For the fall, I have been loving Thieves and Orange. If you scroll back up to my #1 October favorite, you will see one of my favorite fall time recipes to defuse in my room or kitchen! Not only do pure essential oils have great health benefits but they can aid in making your space smell delicious.
      • I plan on doing a post with one of my close friends who swears by essential oils in the next coming months. I find them to be very informative, especially after these oils have become increasingly popular over the past couple of months!
    • Although you can purchase essential oils anywhere ((I have gotten some from TJMaxx before)) I would suggest only purchasing from reputable brands, especially if you want to consume or use them topically / medicinally. I love using my Thrive Market account to purchase my essential oils, but I also love Young Living and have heard some others swear by DoTerra.
  9. Bath & Body Works candle: Leaves
  10. Becca X Chrissy Teigan
    • Thanks to my wonderful Momma for gifting this pallet to me. Ever since I received it, I have been loving it every day. Although I stray away form the two brighter tones for the colder months, I love bronzer to keep my face warm and not as pale during the fall / winter.
    • Here is a similar bronzer / blush duo by Elf. Fun fact, Elf does not test on animals!

I hope y'all like this new monthly series I have brought to TMYM! Like I always say, do not hesitate to email, comment or DM me with any questions. I would love to hear y'alls input and if you'd like to see more!

XO. Natalie.

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