October 2016

By Candice Sabatini


Fall into October’s Beautyscopes!

Aries, your competitive nature will come into play this month and your career goals will be turned up to maximum speed. In the end, you’re going to be successful, but there will be some bumps along the way. During those stressful times, you know you’ll want to have your best face forward, and nothing does it better than a perfect pout. From NARS, the new Velvet Lip Glide is your go-to choice for smooth color saturated lips. These non-sticky, semi-matte lip glides go on easily and give full coverage that’ll last all through those boring meetings and work dinners. From sexy nudes to bold brights to delicious darks, you’ll want to have all of them to match your mood.

Available: Sephora

Famous Aries: Reese Witherspoon, March 22; Alyson Hannigan, March 24; Katharine McPhee, March 25; Kristen Stewart, April 9; Victoria Beckham, April 17; Jennifer Garner, April 17; Kate Hudson, April 1

Venus is in the house Taurus and October is month of love for you. If you’re in a relationship, things should be going smoothly or if it’s been a bumpy road, a positive reconciliation is on the horizon. If you’re single and looking for romance, the stars are aligned for you to start something grand. For eons, women have captivated men by batting their eyelashes, and now you can bat one out of the ballpark with the GrandeLASH Enhancer System which contains peptides and vitamins. The set includes Grande Lash-MD, GrandeLINER and GrandeMASCARA which all work together to give you the longest and most luscious lashes you’ve ever had. Available: Grande Lashes Taurus Birthdays: Amber Heard and Bettie Page, April 22; Uma Thurman, April 29; Christina Hendricks, May 3: Erin Andrews, May 4; Adele, May 5; Dian Mills, May 10; Lena Dunham, May 13, Megan Fox, May 16

October could well be a very lucky month for Gemini. The planets are aligned for success in business and love, so if you’re looking for a fresh start in either of these, this is a perfect time to change things up. That twin personality of yours makes you a total accessory addict as you love to change up outfits with the addition of something very on-trend. Sunglasses from Aspire are the perfect choice. This is no ordinary pair of glasses. Besides being great looking, Aspire frames are created using 3D technology which allows the company to catch all the au courant looks and interpret them quickly. Then there’s the comfort and technology: Aspire frames are 50% lighter and thinner than typical plastic frames, and even lighter than most titanium frames. They have a “barely there” feel that you’ll love all day. So nice not to have to choose between fashion and comfort, now you can have them both.

Available: For a store near you, see

Gemini Birthdays: Tina Fey, May 18: Bob Dylan, May 24, Pam Grier, May 26; Heidi Klum, Marilyn Monroe and Amy Schumer, June 1; Angelina Jolie, June 3; Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp June 9; Venus Williams, June 17; Zoe Saldana, June 19; Stevie Nicks, June 26;.

Cancer, this month could be a bit stressful for you hon, and your private life is taking away attention from your career. But don’t worry, in the end, you’ll be fine and everything will be in balance again. Stress takes its toll on your skin and you need all the help you can get. Visit a spa and have a professional facial when you can, but everyday carry the Kelley Quan Pocket Spa around with you. This pocket sized personal humidifier is what you need all day long to refresh and rehydrate. The Pocket Spa is an ingenious creation that uses nano-technology to break down ordinary water into the tiniest particles that can penetrate the epidermis and replace lost hydration. You can even use it on top of makeup without mussing it at all. Even if not stressed, this little hydration system will keep your skin feeling plump and soft. It’s also great for airplane travel.


Cancer Birthdays: Meryl Streep, June 22; Frances McDormand, June 23; Deborah Harry, July 1; Princess Diana, July 1; Frida Kahlo, July 6; Wendy Williams, July 18; Kristen Bell, July 18; Gisele Bundchen, July 20; Selena Gomez, July 22

In the relationship jungle, October will be an easy month for you Leo. In terms of love and seduction your stars are aligned. You’ll feel like you’re bathed in a wave of harmony all month long and your love life will make you purr like a kitten. Is your post-summer beauty routine in alignment too? Have you taken care of that mane of yours, or is it still looking like too-much-sun fizzle? You know how great masks are for your skin, well, your hair is crying out for one too. Tame the mane the French way with the luxurious Masque Quintessence by Leonor Greyl which is rich in nourishing nut oils. This eco-friendly deeply hydrating hair mask will repair even the most damaged hair making it soft and silky. You’ll shine with pride Leo!

Available: Nordstrom

Leo Birthdays: Halle Berry, August 14; Anna Paquin, July 24; Helen Mirren, July 26; J.K. Rowling, July 31; Martha Stewart, August 3; Viola Davis, August 11; Mila Kunis, August 14; Jennifer Lawrence, August 15; Loretta Devine, August 21

Virgo, this month the Sun and Jupiter are your rulers and the combo of the two will reward you with professional achievements and career opportunities and monetary rewards. So while you might be enjoying some extra cash, don’t be frivolous and splurge too much….tho’ a little splurge is good. You’ll be bathing in the spotlight at times, and you want to make sure those gorgeous stilettos are comfortable. Get yourself some Steppies, a clear gel ball-of-foot cushion that will make your shoes easy to stand in for hours. Simply insert in the front half of your shoes and breathe a sigh of relief. They’re guaranteed to stay in place, no glue needed, and the clear gel pad is invisible even in strappy sandals.

Available: Steppies

Virgo Birthdays: Blake Lively, August 25; Salma Hayek, September 2; Beyonce, September 4; Chrissie Hynde, September 7; Pink, September 8; Jimmy Fallon, September 9; Amy Poehler, September 16; Anne Bancroft, September 17

A smooth October is in store for you Libra. Your balanced lifestyle doesn’t have many ups and downs this month with career and home taking precedence over new love interests. You like things to be even, and that pertains to your skin as well. Unfortunately, the summer sun has left you with some uneven skin tone and spots. Cheer up; we’ve gone to the land down under to find the solution. The Jojoba Company Australia, from New South Wales, has created Jojoba Pigmentation Oil with 100% natural ingredients. The family owned business grows their own jojoba, which is a wax ester, not an oil, and combines it with other good-for-your-skin oils to create a wonderful oil that evens out skin tone, and lightens age spots and freckles. It’s also excellent for eczema, and other skin irritations. It’s safe enough for babies too.


Libra Birthdays: Olivia Newton-John and Serena Williams, September 26; Julie Andrews, Gwyneth Paltrow, September 27; October 1; Ashlee Simpson, October 3; Kate Winslet, October 5; Rachel McAdams, October 7; Sigourney Weaver, October 8; Freida Pinto, October 18; Kim Kardashian, October 21; Marion Cotillard, September 30

October is the perfect month to focus on personal goals that give meaning to your life Scorpio. You have the ability to take on grand tasks, charity projects and enjoy a sexy, love life. A perfect must have item for you is the Breast Cancer Crusade Sweet Cherry Blossom Candle by Avon. You know how committed to curing breast cancer Avon is, and you know what wonderful products they make, so combine the two, and add a little romance with this 3 wick candle that’ll scent your home with cherry blossoms, red fruits and soft sandalwood. It’s only $10 and $2 of every purchase will be donated to the Avon Foundation for Women. Buy a few; it’s a perfect last minute gift to keep on hand.

Available: or your local Avon representative

Scorpio birthdays: Katy Perry, October 25; Emma Stone, November 6; Grace Kelly, November 12; Jodie Foster, November 19; Ming-Na Wen, November 20; Goldie Hawn, November 21; Jamie Lee Curtis, November 22

Hold on Sagittarius, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride early in the month but the second half of October will be smoother and happier. So there’s that. Your head is full of grand projects and your mission is to find supporters. Work hard and keep the positive energy flowing and they’ll be on your side, and the last two weeks of the month will have less pressure on you. It’s the little things that help keep life smoother, like the Bumpit Bowl for example. It’s the perfect kid’s bowl, unbreakable it absolutely cannot be tipped over. It sticks to any nonporous surface until you decide to lift it off. But wait, wait there’s more! The bowl can be used with the two small divided sections or the large bowl section. It’s microwave and dishwasher safe, and it’s not just for kids. Adults will love it for travel in cars, trains and planes and for picnics.


Sagittarius Birthdays: Scarlett Johansson, November 22; Nicki Minaj, December 8; Miley Cyrus, November 23; Christina Applegate, November 25; Tina Turner, November 26; Kathryn Bigelow, November 27; Tyra Banks, December 4; Judi Dench, December 9; Taylor Swift, December 13

With Mars and Pluto in Capricorn right now, nothing can stop you this month when your mind is set on something. Your entrepreneurial spirit is in top form right so look to initiate actions to increase business and strengthen brand and image, even one that’s a bit cheeky. If income has been sluggish, this month should start to get back on track. Speaking of image, there’s nothing like a great lippie to boost spirits and confidence. The Lip & Cheek Stain from The Body Shop does double duty, something your practical self will appreciate. The lightweight kiss of color is available in 9 shades that range from soft pink to bright red to deep berry and lasts all day. For lips, apply with the attached wand and blend with wand or fingertips. For cheeks, apply a few dots to the apples of your cheeks and blend with fingers or brush. Available: Body Shop

Capricorn Birthdays: Helena Christensen, December 25; Jared Leto, Dec 26, Tracey Ullman, December 30; Katie Couric, January 7; Joan Baez, Elvis Presley January 8th, January 9, Pat Benatar, January 10; Kirstie Alley, January 12; Betty White, January 17; Dolly Parton, January 19

This month you’ll be in the mood to seek wide open spaces and new adventures Aquarius. It’s the perfect month for romantic travel or a spiritual journey. If you’re in a relationship, a trip may rekindle and renew the flames of romance, and if you’re single, you might just meet that special someone. This is your month! Speaking of renewed relationships, have you tried Carmex Lip Balm lately? You’ve been taking that little tube for granted haven’t you? It sits all alone in your medicine cabinet or at the bottom of your handbag waiting for you to need it. But now, there’s a new Carmex Comfort Care made with Colloidal Oatmeal. NYC Dermatologist Dr. Neil Sadick explains, “Colloidal Oatmeal is a key ingredient in topical beauty products because it’s an excellent, natural skin moisturizer. And it contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties ideal for dry, sensitive skin - especially on the lips.” There are 3 flavors, and all are formulated with cold pressed cranberry seed oil and housed in a new wider applicator. So pucker up and renew your romance with lip balm, and who knows what other romance will happen as a result?

Available: Major drugstores and

Aquarius Birthdays: Geena Davis, January 21; Ellen DeGeneres, January 26; Oprah Winfrey, January 29; Kerry Washington, January 31; Shakira, February 2; Elizabeth Banks, February 10; Jennifer Aniston, February 11; Christina Ricci, February 12

Pisces, your imaginative and sensitive nature really comes into play this month. It’s a good time to become involved in group projects for social interaction. Also, you’re concerned about finances, so be fiscally conservative right now. Rev up your social life and save some money by inviting friends over for dinner and having everyone lend a hand in the preparation. Make it all fun and easy with the Mistral Mini Mandoline, the only mandoline that slices in 2 directions so fruits and vegetables are sliced and julienned twice as quickly. It’s designed to use on the counter or in a hand held vertical position, and has a safety setting and hand guard so that there are no trips to the emergency room. Bon appétit.

Available: UrbanTrend

Pisces Birthdays: Ellen Page, February 21; Drew Barrymore, February 22; Chelsea Handler, February 25; Rashida Jones, February 25; Elizabeth Taylor, February 27; Patricia Mills, March 1; Carrie Underwood, March 10; Eva Longoria, March 15

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