October is spooky season and Fall is officially in full swing. There’s something special about the changing seasons and excitement in the air as the days grow shorter and the air crisp and cool (well, at least in some places. 😅) What are your October plans? Check out our current fall favorites and share yours with us on social media!
What we’re listening to
"Bury a Friend" — Billie Eilish 🎶
The eerie chorus of this song is just what we need to update our Halloween party playlist. A bit more haunting than “Ghost Busters” and “Monster Mash,” Billie Eilish’s ominous tune is complete with unexpected background screams that have us imagining we’re walking through a creepy cemetery on Halloween night.
Stranger Things 📺
A missing boy in a small town, creepy, top-secret government experiments, and a very strange little girl...what more could you ask for to get you in the spooky spirit? This series is the perfect show to cuddle up with a blanket and binge tonight.
What we’re smelling
Pumpkin Spice 👃
Is pumpkin spice still basic? We don’t even care. If you’re not a coffee lover or candle lighter, grab a bottle of the spices (or make your own with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and ginger) and sprinkle it on your toast, tea, or mix it in whatever you’re baking this week.
Homemade Chili 🎃
This recipe is a staple for busy fall nights because it’s one of those dishes that gets better over time. With just a little prep, you can leave it simmering for hours in the crockpot and come home to a delicious smelling house and fully cooked meal at the end of a long day. Here’s our go-to recipe.
1 lb ground beef (at least 80% lean)
1 cup chopped onions
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped, or 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp chili powder
2 tsp chopped fresh or 1 tsp dried oregano leaves
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika
½ tsp salt
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (15.5 oz) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed.
1 can (15.5 oz) pinto or cannellini beans, drained and rinsed.
Shredded cheddar cheese
Green onion (chopped) or jalapeño (deseeded and minced)
- Brown the beef, onions, and garlic over medium heat until fully cooked (about 10 min) then drain excess liquid. Transfer to a slow cooker.
- Add in spices and the can of diced tomatoes and let simmer on low for 4-6 hours.
- 15 minutes before serving, add in the drained and rinsed beans and stir.
- Add salt and pepper to taste and serve with shredded cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream and green onion or kick it up a notch with jalapeño.
What we’re sipping
Pumpkin Apple Shandy* 🥃
This cocktail by Jennifer Meyering is the perfect light and easy recipe to get you in the fall spirit. Pro tip: Decorate the rim of your glass with sugar and pumpkin spice mix if you want to be a little extra! Find the full recipe here!
Latest beauty obsession
Micellar Water 💦
This one needs a blog of its own to go over all the benefits micellar water has for your skin, but for now, we’ll just leave it with...we’re obsessed! Use it with a Kubwipes wipe to take off your makeup, double-cleanse, and keep your skin hydrated. It’s a game-changer for attracting makeup, dirt, and oil to its micelles without drying out your skin in the process. Do you use micellar water in your routine?
Costume Party! 👻🎉
“Dance, dance, dance until you die!” Even if you’re not under the spell of the Hocus Pocus witches, it’s fun to dress up in costume and get down and boogie. Are you going with a funny pun-intended style costume, classical scary, or cheerful and fun? Whatever you choose, make sure to grab your KubWipes to touch up any makeup mishaps on the go, or have as a handy cloth for any accidental party fouls. KubWipes are multipurpose and useful in any sticky situation!
Monthly mantra 💙
“The trees show us how lovely it is to change and let things go.” -Unknown
If you’re still holding on to your old facial cleansing and makeup removal routine then it’s time to make like a dead leaf and let go. 🍁 Try KubWipes 100% Cotton Dry Wipes in your morning and night routines and start seeing the difference in your skin.
Candy corn was originally called “Chicken Feed.” 🐔🌽
Aren’t we glad they didn’t stick with that name? 😅😂 Cluck Cluck!
Trick to try
🧛♀️Spooky Makeup Removal 👻
If you’re planning to do a full face of costume makeup this Halloween, complete with realistic bloody gashes and ghoulish skeleton teeth, then be sure to let KubWipes 100% Cotton Wipes help you remove it all at the end of the night. Grab a wipe and wet it with your favorite micellar water and gently remove makeup in circular motions. The large, textured wipe helps remove every last bit of makeup from all the nooks and crannies of your face, while the silky, soft cotton protects your skin’s natural barrier. Remember, you can rinse out your wipe with water and reuse it so you’re not wasting a million tiny cotton pads! Follow up with your regular facial cleanse and wake up to sparkly clean skin and no nasty post-Halloween breakouts.
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