Lifestyle, Personal

Monthly Favorites | October 2019

Hello friends!

This month, my focus shifted from listening to Podcasts to jamming out to some of my most loved music at work.  I could not stop playing music, so that’s where a lot of my favorites are this month!  I’ve had some really crazy things happen, so as usual my excuse is that I didn’t have a ton of time to focus to the things I really enjoy!

Music:

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Musical Soundtrack: It’s not a monthly favorites without finding some new musical that I love listening to, and this month is no exception!  I’ve fallen in love with the Hunchback soundtrack – in particular, the following songs: “Olim”, “The Bells of Notre Dame”, “Hellfire”, and the Finale!

Change Your Mind by Miike Snow: This song is definitely not my usual style, but the upbeat, jazzy sound has me grooving every time I hear it!  It’s from the 50 Shades Freed soundtrack, and there’s really not much else to say other than I love it.

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Beauty & Fashion

New at Ulta | September 30 – October 27, 2019

Hello friends!

The holidays are now upon us, and to be honest I’m pretty excited!  In this iteration of New at Ulta, we have tons of minis and gift sets, which are by far my favorite thing to buy/get!  There’s also quite a few different lip kits; this time of year is when I go a little wild with buying mini lipsticks for review!

I’m pretty excited to also see KKW Beauty now at Ulta – I don’t love buying from brand websites so now I have easy access to another pretty popular brand!

New at Ulta | September 30 - October 27, 2019 - A Midwest Belle

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Monthly Makeup Basket | October 2019

Hello friends!

Today I wanted to share the products that I’ll be playing with in October and (hopefully!) getting a review out on them soon.  Let me know if you’re especially curious about anything you see and I’ll try to prioritize getting a review out on them!

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Base:

Make Up For Ever Step 1 Smoothing Primer: I haven’t had much testing time with this primer, but the fact that it’s supposed to help minimize the look of pores is definitely something I’m interested in trying!

Wet n Wild Photofocus Foundation: I’ve heard decent things about this foundation & I’ve gotten the chance to wear it a few times, but it’s been a while since I’ve really worn a full face so I want to see what I think for sure.

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Lifestyle, Personal

Monthly Favorites | September 2019

Hello friends!

September was a very tech-heavy, busy month for me!  I have a ton of new favorites to share with you all – plus, my biggest accomplishment to date of starting my own Podcast!  I also heard some great music & watched some exciting videos; hopefully you all enjoy like I did!

Podcasts:

What's New Around the Barn

What’s New Around the Barn?: Obviously one of my favorites for September is the brand new Podcast that I launched!  It’s a horsey podcast and the first episode is all about me and my horse experiences.  I’m beyond proud of this Podcast so I’m going to talk about it for basically the rest of my life!

“Horse Stories with Our Listeners Part 2, Sept. 25, 2019 by Horseloverz” Horses in the Morning: Not only did I launch my first podcast episode, I was also on one of my absolute favorite podcasts as a guest – Horses in the Morning! I got to share my experiences and play a little game with Jamie and Glenn and couldn’t have had a better time!

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Beauty & Fashion

New at Ulta | September 2 – September 29, 2019

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It looks like Holiday season is now upon us!  I had a real love for the new eyeshadow palettes this time around – 6 of the new items are palettes!  Additionally, I’m really loving the little kits that come out and had quite a few on this list.  I just feel like kits are an amazing way to try a lot of different products/colors at a much more affordable price – plus, I have too much makeup to ever go through, so the smaller products make me feel like there’s a chance of finishing them!

New at Ulta

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Beauty & Fashion

Colourpop Creme Lux Lipstick “Belle” | Review

Hello friends!

In true Colourpop fashion, when I ordered from their website I just had to get free shipping, so I put a few things in my cart to make it up to $30 – no surprise the stunning Disney collection helped get me there!

Colourpop Creme Lux Lipstick "Belle" | Review - A Midwest Belle

Color: Belle is a deep mauve-pink with warm undertones. It’s definitely on the neutral side in terms of a pink, but I don’t think I could say it’s a nude like I had originally thought when purchasing. Colourpop’s website describes it as a “rosy berry”, which I think is very accurate.

Finish: Despite the name of this lipstick being “creme”, I think the finish is closer to a satin-cream.  It’s not as creamy looking as other bullet lipsticks, but there is a bit of shine so it’s not a flat matte either.

Colourpop Creme Lux Lipstick "Belle" | Review - A Midwest Belle

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Lifestyle, Personal

I Have a Second Website – Plus a Podcast!

Hello friends!

You might have noticed that I’ve been a little less active than normal these past few months – part of that was the fact that I moved, but I have a much more exciting reason for being a little MIA.

I started a Podcast!

What's New Around the Barn

I have dreamed of starting a Podcast for years, but I’d never really known what a good topic would be.  Well, since I’ve gotten back into horses lately I thought I could share what that experience has been like!

I totally get that horses aren’t really everyone’s cup of tea, but I’m so passionate and in love with everything surrounding them that I had to share!  I’m really hoping that you’ll give it a try and see what you think; stop by my website for more information on the Podcast, as well as my social media channels. I plan on sharing each new Podcast episode, any YouTube videos that go live, and other information I think is important for horse people to know!

You can find my Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts and more by searching “What’s New Around the Barn?”.

I hope to see you there; happy listening!