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October Must-Haves

Another month rolls in, and so I'm rolling out my must-haves for October. I had a little fun this time around, choosing some out-of-the-ordinary styles with Halloween in mind. To take a look at my picks,



  • October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so if you're planning to shop, why not think pink? Keep coming back to BellaSugar for pink-ribbon beauty suggestions each weekday.
  • Take a cue from Anna Sui's spring runway look and try a burst of color on Halloween. No need to go permanent with your new shade—you can get a wig for as little as $12.99 online!
  • Big hair is back! Check out my how-to-tease guide, and try a volumizing hair spray (like this Herbal Essences version) to hold it all together.
  • Dark nails are huge for fall, but if you don't want to go with black or deep red, why not try a deep blue hue? The trick is to get a blue that's almost black, so it won't look too Warped-Tour-circa-1998. Check out some of my color suggestions (including a surprisingly affordable one from Nars) or head to your drugstore for Sally Hansen's Midnight Frost shade.
  • MAC is just about to launch Mattene, its new collection of semi-matte lipsticks. I've had a chance to try them out and I'm in looooove. The colors are beautiful, the pigment doesn't disappear, and the formula doesn't dry out your lips. I think you'll be impressed!

I've shared my favorites, but now it's your turn. What do you absolutely have to have this month?

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Angiebaby Angiebaby 8 years
UPDATE!! I've tried the hairspray and aside from the really strong fruity smell, I like it! It's no shaper but it does have good hold and comes in a close 2nd, thanks for the tip!!
Angiebaby Angiebaby 8 years
Okay I'm gonna try the herbal essences hairspray on your recommendation. I'm so addicted to my shaper plus that I hate to use anything else, but shaper is so darn expensive so we'll see how the new spray works for me! I'll update y'all when I've tried it. ;)
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
I bought the Russian Navy over the weekend!! And I use the Herbal Essences Set Me Up hairspray and I love it!! Not crusty here!! hehe :nerdgirl:
bp21sugar bp21sugar 8 years
i just bought the opi nailpolish russian navy last week and i loooooove it! everyone compliments my nails
skinnyforme skinnyforme 8 years
i love that girls hair style in the small picture in the upper lefthand corner.
james-bond-girl james-bond-girl 8 years
I have that hairspray...but if you put more than a light spray in your hair and then brush or comb the area later it gets all crusty, so you have white hairspray flakes in your hair that looks like dandruff :/
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
I bought some black polish but am afraid to try it. I really want the OPI Russian Navy color but it was sold out everywhere I went last Saturday.I've also purchased the Loreal HIP eye pencil in the deep blue color and LOVE it. I paired it with the soft wheat color from my Pop Beauty Blue Eyes Eye Cake and it looks fabulous! :makeup:The one other item I can think of is Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow in Scratch, other than that, I've been buying all my must haves! :)
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
I bought some black polish but am afraid to try it. I really want the OPI Russian Navy color but it was sold out everywhere I went last Saturday. I've also purchased the Loreal HIP eye pencil in the deep blue color and LOVE it. I paired it with the soft wheat color from my Pop Beauty Blue Eyes Eye Cake and it looks fabulous! :makeup: The one other item I can think of is Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow in Scratch, other than that, I've been buying all my must haves! :)
soco210 soco210 8 years
Jes from Rock of Love is awesome! I never ever like the pink hair deal, but she totally can pull it off and shes so pretty! I'm glad she won! That being said, the NARS Orgasm Multiple is a must have a long with at least one Mattene and I am going to look for the NARS polish immediately! Or at least the Lippmann one! YAY for fall!
soco210 soco210 8 years
Jes from Rock of Love is awesome! I never ever like the pink hair deal, but she totally can pull it off and shes so pretty! I'm glad she won!That being said, the NARS Orgasm Multiple is a must have a long with at least one Mattene and I am going to look for the NARS polish immediately! Or at least the Lippmann one! YAY for fall!
Cherryluv Cherryluv 8 years
I can't wait for MAC to release the Mattene collection!! *WOOT* I'm gunna go broke this Thursday...can't wait! Hahah! :D
veronicaraye veronicaraye 8 years
I love dark nails in the fall, & those Mac lip shades sound very cool. Can't wait.
ccsugar ccsugar 8 years
I just bought that hairspray! Love it!! :pepino:
karisaamy karisaamy 8 years
That pink hair reminded me of Jes on Rock of Love. I love her hair, it's looks so cute, fun, but not too much.
Glosslizard Glosslizard 8 years
I definitely want one of the MAC Mattenes, I'm thinking Cafe Matte. I'm also trying to decide whether I need to splurge on the Chanel palette.... mmmmmm, Chanel!
Beauty Beauty 8 years
I'm not sure, Tatti33, but my guess is that you'd have to ask for it — if they have any left, they probably aren't promoting it very much. Good luck!
tati33 tati33 8 years
I want to try to get the Nars Nail Polish. Do you know Bella if the discount is available at retail stores where they sell Nars?
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