september favorites

Orly Nail Polish in Glowstick: When I saw this nail polish in Ingrid‘s video (btw, if you’re not subscribed to her on youtube…you need to…immediately!), I immediately ran to Ulta to pick it up for myself. It is the most perfect neon highlighter yellow in the entire world. It goes completely opaque in two coats, which is incredibly rare in a neon polish, but I like to layer it over a white polish to really make the color pop. It is kind of in-your-face bright, but just put it on your nails! It makes me happy every time I look at it!

Butter London Nail Polish in Bluey, All Hail The Queen,  Knackered, and Matte Finish Topcoat*:
Coterie just recently launched, and it’s already become a website that I visit daily. It’s a daily deals website like Hautelook, but it exclusively features beauty products. They had an incredible deal on Butter London polishes last week. They’re normally $14 each, but they were offering a package with three full-size polishes and a full-size Matte Finish top coat (normally $18) for $36. That’s almost half off of the retail price, so I was thrilled that I was able to score this set as an iFabbo member! The colors are so unique!

Vegas: My friends are probably going to laugh when they see that Las Vegas is one of my favorites. I’m a huge homebody, so I always thought that I would hate Las Vegas. Much to my suprise, I love the classier bits of the city! I had a great time on my first trip, and this time was just as great. We went to a few incredible restaurants, and Ryan and I went to see Cirque du Soleil’s Ka with some friends! It was such an incredible show, and I can’t wait to visit again! Side note: I am OBSESSED with my new  Lauren Conrad nude platform sandals in the photo from Ka. They’re incredibly comfortable, and they go with everything!

My Heisenberg Shirt: If you think that you won’t like Breaking Bad, you’re wrong. I honestly don’t know anyone who hasn’t become completely obsessed after starting it. I had to pick up a Heisenberg shirt (and one for Ryan- they’re were BOGO 50%!) after the season ended to get my Breaking Bad fix. 

Birchbox: Even though I’ve been subscribed to Birchbox for over a year, I’m still surprised each month when I find it in my mailbox. I loved the Color Club nail polish in my box this month, and I was able to cash in my Birchbox points from previous boxes to get two makeup palettes ($60 value!). 

Hourglass Film Noir Mascara* and Script Eyeliner*: I’ve been loving this eyeliner and mascara all summer. Both products are on the pricey side, but if they are both very high quality. The mascara is great at really packing on product at the base of the lashes without getting clumpy. The eyeliner has a very thin, stiff brush, so you have complete control of the product.

Lilly Pulitzer Jumbo Agenda: I have a busy crazy schedule, so I need to be super organized with my calendar. While I love my Google calendar that syncs to my iPhone, I still need to have my trusty paper planner with me. This year I chose the Lilly Pulitzer jumbo agenda, and I’m completely head over heels in love. It’s huge, girly, and it comes with stickers! What more could a girl ask for?

Glade Expressions Line*: This month I was able to test out two products from Glade’s Expressions line* through BzzAgent, and they are incredible. I usually go for more expensive home fragrance products like Bath and Body Works or Yankee Candle, but I was completely impressed with both scents that I tested. Pineapple and Mangosteen is the yummiest tropical fruit scent, and the Fuji Apple and Cardamom Spice is a wonderful fall cinnamon apple scent! My apartment smells incredible, and I’ll definitely be purchasing these products in the future!

Thank you to everyone who has followed Ashley Brooke from its previous location to this new URL! What were your favorites this month? Anything I should be trying out?

*I received Coterie’s Butter London package through iFabbo. The Hourglass products were sent for review. I received the Glade Expressions products through BzzAgent. All opinions expressed are my honest and genuine thoughts.


  1. September 28, 2012 / 3:41 pm

    Nice faves โ™ฅ<br />Love your blog!<br />Check out my blog… I have a giveaway running :)<br /><br />

  2. September 29, 2012 / 8:54 am

    I love the nail polishes you chose! Now following you back, xoxo.

  3. September 29, 2012 / 12:53 pm

    I love that neon color! Im following back! <br />

  4. September 29, 2012 / 1:24 pm

    Your blog is gorgeous!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!<br />

  5. September 29, 2012 / 2:21 pm

    Love the colors. And isn&#39;t butter london the best?<br /><br />Thanks for linking up yesterday for the blog hop!<br /><br />xo<br />SEL [co-host]<br />

  6. September 29, 2012 / 7:05 pm

    hi! im a spanish male blogger. Maybe you like my style and want to follow me. Kisses<br /><br />

  7. September 29, 2012 / 7:51 pm

    Totally loving your Glowstick nail color!

  8. September 29, 2012 / 8:33 pm

    Aww, I loved this post! Your blog is so cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. September 29, 2012 / 8:37 pm

    I&#39;m definitely adding that Orly nail polish to my wishlist! Love your blog, and thanks for following! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. September 30, 2012 / 5:06 am

    I cancelled my Birchbox subscription because I got the same basic stuff monthly ๐Ÿ™ But I always want to re-sign up since it&#39;s like a surprise (sort of) each week lol.<br /><br />Thanks for visiting my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. September 30, 2012 / 5:27 am

    Great choices. Love the favorites.<br />Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking it. Hope to keep hearing from you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. September 30, 2012 / 5:28 am

    Following you now. &lt;3

  13. September 30, 2012 / 5:29 am

    That nail polish color is soooo cute!!<br /><br /><br /><br />

  14. September 30, 2012 / 8:15 am

    Thanks for following dear, I&#39;m following back now….nice blog here!<br />XOXO<br />Ylenia

  15. September 30, 2012 / 8:38 am

    I really want to try Butter London!<br /><br />Thanks for your comment, following you back :)<br /><br />Laura xo

  16. September 30, 2012 / 8:56 am

    Super cute post dear and gorgeous blog!<br />Following you on Bloglovin and GFC! Hope you&#39;ll follow me back! &lt;3

  17. September 30, 2012 / 1:08 pm

    I love this post. Really like you blog, would love you to check out mine too! Now following. Naomi xx<br /><br />

  18. September 30, 2012 / 4:45 pm

    i love those nail polishers, cool colors.<br /><br />xo<br /><br />

  19. September 30, 2012 / 5:03 pm

    Just got to love Instagram! :)<br />All the best,<br /><br />Jana &amp; Vanessa from charming Berlin โ™ฅ

  20. September 30, 2012 / 5:26 pm

    i love all the polish you&#39;ve included in this post – it&#39;s one of my favorite things to buy ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. September 30, 2012 / 8:00 pm

    Hi dear ๐Ÿ™‚ I love your blog! Would you like to follow each other?

  22. September 30, 2012 / 11:28 pm

    I was also a part of the Glade Bzz Kit and loved it as well. I also agree that Breaking Bad is a pretty great show. i haven&#39;t tried any Orly polishes but I hear good things. Great post, I love to what other peoples favs are :)<br /><br />-Kristin<br />

  23. October 1, 2012 / 2:00 am

    oh, i love the color of that polish on your nails! so cute. lovely blog! <br /><br />lindsey louise<br /><br />

  24. October 1, 2012 / 7:16 am

    Love the Neon Nailpolish!

  25. October 1, 2012 / 9:17 am

    I love butter London nail varnishes.

  26. October 1, 2012 / 10:31 am

    I like your blog so much! This is my first visit here but definitely not the last ๐Ÿ™‚ Would you like to follow each other? :)<br /><br /><br />XOXO,<br />Monika<br />

  27. October 1, 2012 / 10:49 am

    I love all your favorites! Thanks for joining us in the Monday Blues blog hop! ๐Ÿ˜€

  28. October 1, 2012 / 11:03 am

    Love those yellow nails!<br /><br />

  29. October 1, 2012 / 2:54 pm

    Great favorites!! We loved our Birchboxes this month too! And the Hourglass mascara is one of the best!! Thanks so much for following! We are following you now too! :-)<br /><br />Jayme &amp; Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  30. October 1, 2012 / 4:17 pm

    i saw the LP planner at paper source and loved it! so cute! btw, thanks again for stopping by my blog and for the sweet comment. loving yours and now following along.

  31. October 1, 2012 / 7:09 pm

    that nail polish is sooo mesmorizing

  32. October 1, 2012 / 8:11 pm

    That is the best yellow neon polish I&#39;ve ever seen! Awesome find.

  33. October 1, 2012 / 9:02 pm

    Hi! Thanks for your sweet comment and follow! I&#39;m following you too! Keep in touch<br />xx<br />

  34. October 1, 2012 / 9:09 pm

    I also wanted to buy the Lilly Pulitzer journal – it looks so cute!!! Love the bright yellow nail polish ๐Ÿ˜‰

  35. October 1, 2012 / 10:11 pm

    That polish is Fabulous!!<br /><br /><br />Would you like to follow each other? I am now following, Please check out and follow my blog at Thanks it means a lot to me.

  36. October 1, 2012 / 10:21 pm

    Oh my gosh, Coterie sounds a-mazing!! I&#39;m heading over to check it out right now!

  37. October 2, 2012 / 12:39 am

    Thanks for popping by my blog! I have just followed you! Loving the bright nail varnish!!<br /><br />

  38. October 2, 2012 / 1:02 am

    omg that shirt is awesome!!! I love it. I&#39;m so addicted to that show I can wait to see the new season!

  39. October 2, 2012 / 1:02 am

    oh, I&#39;m a new follower by the way haha<br />

  40. October 2, 2012 / 1:48 am

    Love the bluey Butter London nail polish! <br />I&#39;m a new follower ~ xox, Pam<br />

  41. October 2, 2012 / 1:50 am

    I always have a paper agenda, too! It helps me remember everything!

  42. October 2, 2012 / 7:22 am

    Thank you:) terrific blog; very vibrant!

  43. October 2, 2012 / 9:05 am

    Thank u so much for your lovely comment, I follow back of course!<br />I love your blog and your whole style! Great job ;-)<br /><br />Ohhh I&#39;m so jealous of these amazing Butter London nail polishes!!!I cant find them anywhere here yet..<br /><br />

  44. October 2, 2012 / 1:14 pm

    I love the neon nail colour. Very cool! I bought my husband that same Heisenberg shirt. He loves it. That show certainly is addictive. Following you back! :)<br /><br />

  45. October 2, 2012 / 2:33 pm

    Hello! Coming to visit ya from JoKnows ;)<br />Where did you get the Heisenberg shirt – missed that on the post if you did mention.<br />We have an obsession here too ;D<br />Love your blog.<br />xo<br />Ella<br />@ Lifeologia

  46. October 2, 2012 / 3:35 pm

    Following from Tuesday tango! ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. October 2, 2012 / 4:45 pm

    love love love those butter london colors!<br /><br />thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, i&#39;m your newest follower on GFC and bloglovin! please visit my blog and follow me too? i think you&#39;ll like my outfits :)<br /><br /><a href="; rel="nofollow"></a>

  48. October 2, 2012 / 5:51 pm

    That nail colour is just amazing!

  49. October 3, 2012 / 3:05 am

    Great pics! I love the nail polish colors. <br /><br />Jessica @ <a href="" rel="nofollow"> Sunny Days and Starry Nights </a>

  50. October 3, 2012 / 3:05 am

    Great pics! I love the nail polish colors. <br /><br />Jessica @ <a href="" rel="nofollow"> Sunny Days and Starry Nights </a>

  51. October 3, 2012 / 3:05 am

    Great pics! I love the nail polish colors. <br /><br />Jessica @ <a href="" rel="nofollow"> Sunny Days and Starry Nights </a>

  52. October 3, 2012 / 3:05 am

    Great pics! I love the nail polish colors. <br /><br />Jessica @ <a href="" rel="nofollow"> Sunny Days and Starry Nights </a>

  53. October 3, 2012 / 3:05 am

    Great pics! I love the nail polish colors. <br /><br />Jessica @ <a href="" rel="nofollow"> Sunny Days and Starry Nights </a>

  54. October 3, 2012 / 3:56 am

    beyond obsessed with that nail polish! going to check ulta for it tomorrow :)<br /><br />p.s. i&#39;m your newest follower :)<br /><br />xo brie<br />

  55. October 3, 2012 / 4:14 am

    a heisenberg t-shirt!!! omgoodness! i can already tell we&#39;re friends ๐Ÿ™‚ i LOVE breaking bad…. <br />i need to catch up on the episodes though!<br /><br />love your blog!<br /><br />xoxo<br />nicole

  56. October 3, 2012 / 9:42 am

    nice pics!

  57. October 3, 2012 / 10:15 am

    Ohmygoodness that neon polish is incredible! Must go pick some up ASAP.<br /><br />Thanks for commenting on my blog! I really like yours and am your newest follower!<br /><br />Melanie<br /><a href="; rel="nofollow">Style to Stage</a>

  58. October 3, 2012 / 10:32 am

    Love the nail colour! ๐Ÿ™‚ That&#39;s definitely something special ๐Ÿ˜€ Have a nice day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. October 3, 2012 / 1:35 pm

    I got the same campaign from Bzzagent! Stuff smells amazing!! Aaaaaaaaand I have an awesome Lilly Pulitzer planner too! Mine is almost like yours! I love it!

  60. October 3, 2012 / 2:35 pm

    That agenda is gorgeous…love the Pulitzer design ๐Ÿ™‚ And Butter nail polish too, it&#39;s great stuff.<br /><br />Following you :)<br /><br />&lt;3 Cambria<br />

  61. October 3, 2012 / 2:47 pm

    Hey lovely…thanks for popping over to my blog and returning the favour!!<br /><br />Im your 100th follower xx<br />

  62. October 3, 2012 / 4:39 pm

    I love the neon nail polish. Thanks for all the great links!!!<br /><br />XOXO Tiffany<br />

  63. October 3, 2012 / 10:02 pm

    Lovely photos! Great blog, so I&#39;m a new follower =)

  64. October 4, 2012 / 1:26 am

    I love that you love Vegas… we are going. And we are going to wear our matching Lauren Conrad nude pumps!<br />Also, love your Lilly agenda…and your entire blog.

  65. October 4, 2012 / 3:29 am

    That neon nail polish is amazing!! Also loving that planner. Awesome blog, I&#39;m glad you found me because now I have this little blog to add to my list of fabulously fun reads ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. October 4, 2012 / 2:05 pm

    thanks for following my blog! I was just looking through yours and love your style! Can&#39;t wait to follow.

  67. October 4, 2012 / 3:32 pm

    Cute blog! Love that neon polish + isn&#39;t that Lily Pullitzer agenda the best? I got one this year too, it&#39;s the cutest thing! New follower ๐Ÿ™‚ <br /><br />xo

  68. October 4, 2012 / 6:19 pm

    Super cute nail polish and I love the LP notebook!

  69. October 4, 2012 / 6:47 pm

    I love your nail polish. Wonderful post.<br /><br />Tracy @ <a href="" rel="nofollow"> Sunny Days and Starry Nights </a>

  70. October 4, 2012 / 6:47 pm

    I love your nail polish. Wonderful post.<br /><br />Tracy @ <a href="" rel="nofollow"> Sunny Days and Starry Nights </a>

  71. October 4, 2012 / 6:47 pm

    I love your nail polish. Wonderful post.<br /><br />Tracy @ <a href="" rel="nofollow"> Sunny Days and Starry Nights </a>

  72. October 4, 2012 / 6:47 pm

    I love your nail polish. Wonderful post.<br /><br />Tracy @ <a href="" rel="nofollow"> Sunny Days and Starry Nights </a>

  73. October 4, 2012 / 6:47 pm

    I love your nail polish. Wonderful post.<br /><br />Tracy @ <a href="" rel="nofollow"> Sunny Days and Starry Nights </a>

  74. October 4, 2012 / 8:24 pm

    I have a totally weird obsession with air freshener so that glade air freshener looks amazing to me! How did you get into doing reviews for Glade? Very interesting. I just found your blog and I&#39;ve loved getting to know you better. I&#39;m excited to follow along!<br /><br />New follower :)<br />bonnie<br />

  75. October 4, 2012 / 8:51 pm

    Love your favorites and I&#39;ve wanted to try Birchbox for a while! Must do it soon!

  76. October 4, 2012 / 9:57 pm

    Well that Breaking Bad shirt is a definite MUST HAVE. Hubby got me into the show!!! I also need a planner and a notebook to make sure I keep track of my work life! I&#39;m always on the road and at a new place every day lol!

  77. October 6, 2012 / 2:16 pm

    orly glow stick is amazing!!

  78. October 8, 2012 / 8:19 am

    great pictures and impressions! I love your neon nails, is is such an eyecatcher! The outfit with the skirt is gorgeous as well!<br /><br />Hope you visit me on my blog<br />

  79. October 8, 2012 / 2:11 pm

    Thanks for following my blog ๐Ÿ™‚ I love love the nail polish colors, very pretty.<br />Great Blog :)<br /><br />Leslie ๐Ÿ™‚

  80. October 8, 2012 / 7:27 pm

    That planner is so pretty! x

  81. May 27, 2014 / 12:16 am

    Hi beautiful,<br />I was just browsing through &amp; stumbled upon your lovely blog – It looks gorgeous and it has interesting posts that I can relate to. I&#39;m now following you via gfc, keep in touch love x<br /><br />Benish | <a href="; rel="nofollow">Feminist Reflections</a>