September Favorites

October is here and Fall is upon us, and that means it’s time for another monthly favorite of all the goodies I used, tried and am loving.

But this time it’s a bit more mixed instead of the usual themes that I often do, since I have a filter, a drink, a camera lens and even a wig that I have tried for last month, that I thought were Some of these things go from big investments (or at least for my budget) to things that were totally free at the grocery store that I thought were really good.

So check out my September faves!

Vignette Filter
I used this filter on this picture and the pictures down below.

I am fully aware that the vignette filter is not a new filter since I have used it in the past and even recently on my Instagram pictures. But I have now just started to use it on my pictures for my blog a few weeks ago, through a website called fotoramio, and I think it’s really cool! I love how it gives my pictures this shadowy, slightly dark but intense depth of field, that in my opinion no other filter does justice doing. To me, it can make a photo look a little more dynamic and even more interesting, especially if I take my photos in the sunlight, which I did for these photos in this post. I also love this filter because it gives my pics a more Fall-like essences without having to edit it too much, which is something I’m always aiming to do with my pictures, now that it’s officially Fall.

Gold peak coffee

So this was actually a free item at my local Kroger grocery store, since they always have free coupons on Friday to try out different products. And normally I am not a coffee person and will not make an effort to drinking it at home, in a bottle or even at Starbucks. I will only drink coffee at home or from elsewhere if it’s literally free (like in this case) or to see what all the hype is about like I did with Starbies. But normally I just don’t drink coffee. However, this coffee was surprisingly delicious and very sweet, which is exactly how I like my drinks to be. I did share this with the rest of my family to taste, but I kinda didn’t want to share the rest, because I secretly just wanted it all by myself because it was that good.πŸ˜˜β˜•

My wig
This wig is by Outre, and is the synthetic half quick wig in the color black.

I’m the type of person where I will wear out a hairstyle so much, that I will end up getting sick of it and will want to do something entirely different. So that’s why I thought getting a wig might cure my indecisiveness with my hair, and give me more options to do something new with it, due to it being longer, fuller and just more versatile on how I want to wear it. So that’s why I got a half wig with a curly texture, to make it easier to blend with my natural hair, since it was designed where I can leave out the front part of my hair to do more unique styles. It’s most definitely something that’s a bit out of my comfort zone giving that I haven’t worn a wig in years, but I actually really like it and think it looks really good.

My new camera lens
This lens looks really good with the vignette filter, and really enhances the quality.

For the longest it seemed like I couldn’t get this lens for the life of me. It seemed like every time I tried to buy it something would intervene and I couldn’t just get it, which was so annoying. But thankfully, I was able to get it last month and am so happy! This bad boy came used but in like-new condition on Amazon, with a sigma filter, a lens cap, a hood and a small drawstring bag for whenever I need to put it away. The name of it is the Nikon AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8G Lens, and comes fixed with a aspheric view, which makes it more zoomed and focused. Overall, this lens is perfect, and is a great lens for beginner photographers that don’t want anything too overwhelming (like me) since it’s very simple to use with great quality and focus. So now that it’s finally mine, I’m so-so happy because I’m finally able to use it and showcase its beautiful pictures with you guys, which is so exciting to me!

And that wraps up all of my September faves. Let me know your thoughts about all the items and products I tried out for last month, and if you tried them out before or not. Thanks for reading, and I will see you guys next week.



14 thoughts

  1. You look absolutely lovely in the photos! And I have actually been in the market for a new camera lens recently and your one seems great, it’s just such a shame that I have a Canon camera hahah. Hope you’ve had an amazing weekend!

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    1. Oh thank you! And yeah unfortunately Nikon only makes lenses for Nikon and Canon only makes lenses for Canon.πŸ˜•
      I hope you had an amazing weekend too, thank you for reading!πŸ’•


  2. That wig looks amazing!! Also, I have no idea about different lenses, I only have one, but the way you describe that lens, and seeing the photos you shared, I’m very curious about it πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you Angela! Yeah this lens is really good, you should definitely check it out for your new Nikon D3400 that you got.

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