Monday, October 31, 2011

What I'm Loving: October

I just want to start off this post by saying...Happy Halloween! I hope everyone had a great October! (I sure did!) I had so much fun this month with friends and family that the month just flew by. Its so hard for me to believe that November is tomorrow! Anyways, here are my favorite products from the month of October.

1. Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner- Love this! Have a review on it. Click here.

2. Taylor Swift Wonderstruck- wore this literally all month long! I also have a review here.

3. Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque- Amazing! Click here for review. 

4. Essie Licorice- Perfect black shade!
5. OPI Last Friday Night- great to wear over the Essie color.

6. Lace Shirts- Great way of dressing up any plain outfit!

7. Nutella Hot Chocolate- Learn how to make some here!

TV, Music && Movies:
8. The Vampire Diaries- This is a repeat from last month, but I just LOVE this show!
9. The New Girl- This show is so funny.
10. Without You- David Guetta feat. Usher- awesome song! Listen to it if you haven't already.

P.S.- This is my last Blogtober post. *sad face* I had so much fun doing this! It definitely was a lot of hard work, but I'm proud for not giving up on it.


Sunday, October 30, 2011

My Life: Outstanding October

My name is Audrina && this is my life.

The monthly posts are posted only at the end of every month, reflecting on my month. This month was October and I have to say it was outstanding!

Spirit Week: For those of you who don't know about Spirit Week click here for a description. The themes at my school this year were Monday Neon Day, Tuesday Blast from the Past, Wednesday Western Day, Thursday Celebrity Day and Friday School Colors Day. This is the first time I dressed up for everything. It was so much fun!

Homecoming Game: This is probably the most fun I have ever had in my life with my friends. The evening started of with the Homecoming Parade. I didn't get to go to that, but my friend Elena was in it because she was a candidate for Homecoming Queen. After the parade Elena came to my house to picked me up. We drove to Subway and had dinner there with my friends Clayton, Kaylee and Annie. Clayton's sandwich is something I will never forget. It was BEAST. Then we went to Elena's house because she lives right by our school and waited for a few more friends to come. Once John, who is Elena's boyfriend and one of our other friends, Audra came we finally decided to go to the game. We stayed till half time to find out if Elena won or not, which she did! Then we went to John's house and ate donuts from his sister's new sweets shop that is opening in November. Then we went to Clayton's house and watched I Love You Man. Finally I walked over to my house since Clayton only lives three houses down from my house. Literally the best time I have had with friends and something I will never forget. Especially all the inside jokes.

Hanging out with friends: I got to hangout with my friends so much is month. I loved it! From seeing Footloose (Click here for my review) to going to homecoming to going on shopping trips to just walking around the neighborhood, its all so much fun.  I love my friends!


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Last Minute Halloween Costumes

For those of you who haven't noticed Halloween is in two more days! I know if your reading this post you probably have no idea what you want to be for Halloween. If you put it off this far I'm guessing you don't care enough about Halloween to spend a bunch of money on a costume. Here are three of my favorite looks, that use items in my own closet.

Sailor Girl

Thing you can use:
  • A blue and white stripped dress
  • Or wear a stripped blue and white shirt with navy shorts
  • Red heels
  • Anchor necklace
  • Sailor hat
  • Navy colored hair bow
  • Dramatic smoky blue eye makeup


Things you can use:
  • Polo Shirts
  • High Waisted Shorts
  • Suspenders
  • Huge Sweater
  • Knee High Socks
  • Old Sneakers
  • Nerd Glasses
  • Top Knot Bun

Greek Goddess

Things you can use:
  • White Sheets
  • Or White Dress
  • Leaves & Vines to make hair piece
  • Gold Smoky Eye
  • False Lashes


Friday, October 28, 2011

How to: Top Knot Bun

Top knot buns are a fun way of glamming up a boring hair bun. These are the steps I take to achiving this look.

1. Gather hair at the top of your head.
2. Place your hand were your hair ends.
3. Start to twist youe hair and stop one you have fully twisted it. 
4. Grab your hair from the bottom of the twist and start wrapping the top around it.
5. Secure bun with a clear elastic.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Lorac Shimmer & Shine Collection Holiday 2011

Lorac is a brand which I have been wanting to try for a very long time. I think I will finally purchase something from them this holiday season. That "something" is the Lorac Shimmer & Shine Collection. The best part of this set is that out of the seven items included six are full size!

This set includes:
  • Lorac Eye Shadow in Serenity (shimmering light bronze)
  • Lorac Eye Shadow in Shimmer (shimmering white)
  • Lorac Eye Shadow in  Dark Brown (matte dark brown)
  • Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer (only mini product in the set)
  • Lorac Multiplex 3D Lip Gloss in Polished (light opalescent pink)
  • Lorac Visual Effects Mascara in Jet Black
  • Lorac Black Microfiber Makeup Bag
This set is $37 at Sephora


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Finding the Perfect Jeans

What's better than putting on a pair of jeans that makes you look and feel good? This guide is to help you feel and look hot, no matter what body type you are.

Try jeans with a short inseam. Jeans that bunch at the ankles have a messy look and actually make you look shorter! I shorter length will show off your legs and make them seem longer. When looking at jeans, also see if there is shading down the center of the thighs or contrast stitching on the waistband. The shading makes your legs seem more toned, and the stitching defines your waist to show off a tiny frame!

Try jeans with a long inseam. Jeans in an extra-long length will make your legs look really long. When looking at jeans, try on some with the higher waistband on your hips so your legs look super long! Also check out some distressed wash jeans, they draw eyes to your legs. Don't be embarrassed of your height, embrace it!

Flat Butt
Try some jeans with a faded back. The amp up your backside with fading under the butt! A light-denim wash fills out your booty even more! Jeans with flap pockets will lift your butt to make it look high and tight. Darts on the butt pockets make your butt look rounder. Folded pockets add texture to fill you out in a cute way :)

Curvy Butt
Dark wash jeans are a must. Dark wash stretch jeans give you a sleek look. Plus, they hug and boost your butt so it looks great! Jeans with studs along your hips frame and sculpt your butt. Jeans with a higher back don't show your butt when you sit. Grey jeans are also a cool and slimming alternative to dark blue jeans.

Curvy All Over
Try straight leg jeans. Go for a fit that doesn't dig or cling; that way, you can show off your curves without over exaggerating them! Shaping straight leg jeans 'suck in' your tummy with a special panel, so all eyes are on your legs! Stretchy straight leg jeans will hug your curves without bunching.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser

I came across this cleanser called Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser by Aveeno at the drugstore a two years ago. Ever since then I have been repurchasing this every October. I guess that says it is working pretty great for me. It claims to improve skin's tone and texture and clears up blemishes without overdrying, leaving skin soft, smooth and even looking.

Image from here.

How to use?
Just it like anyother facial cleanser.

How often to use?
I use mine every moring and night starting middle of October going into November. I do this because my skin gets very dry because the seasons are transitioning during this time, but I can't use a cream cleanser because that leaves my skin feeling oily all day long. (I have naturally oily skin, but when summer changes to fall my skin gets dry.)

Nice Scent
Removes Makeup
Help Prevent Over Dy Skin
Soft Skin

Runs out quickly


Monday, October 24, 2011

Kardashian Kolors Nicole by OPI

Nicole by OPI is joining the Kardashian/Jenner family to launch Kardashian Kolors, new nail lacquer shades inspired by these six gorgeous women- Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Kendall and Kylie Jenner and mom Kris Jenner.  

“We are so excited to work with everyone’s favorite TV family the Kardashians to share a diverse collection of fashion-forward shades,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director.

Top row, left to right: All Kendall-ed Up, Sealed with a Kris, Kim-pletely In Love, Khloé Had a Little Lam-Lam, Kourt is Red-y for a Pedi, Rainbow in the S-kylie.
Bottom row, left to right: Disco Dolls, Listen to Your Momager!, Wear Something Spar-kylie, It's All About the Glam, Follow Me on Glitter, Kendall on the Katwalk, My Empire... My Rules.

The collection launches November 25, 2011


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara

Image is from Maybelline

Maybelline came out with a new "Great Lash" mascara, I'm sure most of you remember the original Great Lash mascara which came out a long time ago. Honestly, I hated that mascara! I was really skeptical about buying this new formula, but for the great price I couldn't resist!

Image is from Maybelline

The old mascara had a horrible brush and the formula was too wet! Their new mascaras new brush called "Great Little Grabber", it's suppose to give you lots of volume, no clumps or mess. The formulation is quite similar to the old great lash mascaras, but with a wand like this it works pretty good. I can see a huge difference made between this and the old one.

Click here to purchase.


Great Brush
Adds Volume

Same Old Wet Formula (but works well with new brush)
Clumps If More Than 3 Coats Are Applied


Saturday, October 22, 2011

My Life: Cut Loose, Footloose

My name is Audrina && this is my life.
Last night I went to go see Footloose with a couple of my friends. I honestly didn't have high hopes for it at all, but my friends talked me into it. The movie stars two newcomers, Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough and one guy we all know and love, Dennis Quaid. I thought the movie was actually pretty good! The acting was believable, the dancing was good and the clothes were very cute. I think it is a great movie to see whether your hanging out with the girls (like me!) or on a date.

I don't own image. Got it from here.

"City kid Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock 'n' roll and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace." -IMDb

Really fun, cute movie to watch for pass time. Plus, Kenny Wormald is really enjoyable to stare at!


Friday, October 21, 2011

Viva La Juicy

Everyone has their signature scent, this is mine. It is Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy. I wear this scent all year long. I have been using this for two years and am now on my second bottle. Even after two years of wearing this scent at least once a week, I still get compliments on it! People are always saying "You smell good!" or "What perfume are you wearing?" I love the packaging of the bottle. It has a necklace on it as well as a bow that you can remove and wear.

Wild Berries, Mandarins, Honeysuckle, Gardenia, Jasmine, Amber, Caramel, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Praline


Overall Review: 10 out of 10.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Shoes of Prey

Ever seen a pair of shoes and loved them, but there is something missing or something on them that you could live without? Well now you can be the designer of your own shoes, whether it be flats, gladiators or heels. How you may ask? Shoes of Prey!

They ship all over the world, at a 4-6 weeks time frame. Well, considering that these customized shoes will be hand-made, I don’t see why we should be demanding the work to be at a shorter time frame. There are so many options and different ways to design your shoes. They are different colors you can choose from and different type of material you can have your shoes made of. There's other a gallery where you can look and get inspiration. One downside is that the shoes are expensive, since they are custom made and handmade. Will you try this out or is it not worth the money?


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

A few weeks ago, I finally purchase a Urban Decay's 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner. These were just recently released, so they can be a little hard to get a hold of certain colors of depending on where you live.
Image from Urban Decay

I will repurchase. I know I said I will never use liquid liner again after discovering my love for gel liner, but I take it back! I used to never wear eyeliner because it took too much time in the morning and I was bad at it, but this is seriously so easy to use and it dries so fast.

Click here to purchase.


Easy To Apply
Brush Makes Percise Lines
Dries Quickly
Very Pigmented
Lasts All Day
Cute Packaging
Wide Variety Of Colors



Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My Life: Nutella is Love

My name is Audrina && this is my life.

One of my most favorite Fall/Winter drinks is hot chocolate. So, when I was at my friend Corrine's house on Sunday we decided to make some. She showed me how to make hot chocolate from Nutella. I loved it so much that I went to the store today and grabbed a bottle of Nutella and as I type this my Nutella hot chocolate that I made five minutes ago sits next to my laptop. You guys literally HAVE to try this, its so good!

  • 1 cup of Milk
  • 2 tablespoons of Nutella
  • Pinch of Cinnamon
  • Whipped Cream
  • Mini Marshmallows

Pour about 1/4 of the milk into a saucepan on medium-low heat. Add the Nutella and whisk until blended. Slowly stir in the remaining milk. Add a pinch of cinnamon and whisk until hot and frothy. Carefully pour the mixture into a mug, add whipped cream, and mini marshmallows.


Monday, October 17, 2011

Grow Long, Healthy Hair

Growing out your can be a long process! Here are my top ten tricks to making that process go by a little faster.

1. Make sure you drink lots and lots of water. It's healthy for you, your body, and your hair.
2. Get small trims every once in a while to prevent split ends that can travel up your hair.
3. Don't use a lot of heat that will damage hair.

4. Massage your roots with olive oil. Olive oil makes hair healthy and long.
5. Eat healthy! Foods vitamins and minerals help hair growth.

6. Don't do really tight hairstyles that will pull and tug on your hair causing breakage.
7. Wear it natural. Give it a break!

9. Use a good quality brush, like a wide tooth comb that doesn't break your hair.
10. RELAX! Stress can cause excess hair loss.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Essie Cocktail Bling Collection

Essie's new collection Cocktail Bling is filled with gorgeous colors for winter. Consisting of six new jewel-toned shades the collection was inspired by the precious stones and metals that we like to accessorize ourselves with. Think of rubies, sapphires, and emeralds.

Bangle Jangle: A Light Lavender
Bobbing for Baubles: A Dark Sapphire
Cocktail Bling: A Pale Grey
Brooch the Subject: A Soft Nude
School of Hard Rocks: A Muted Green
Size Matters: A Ruby Red

$8 per bottle

Which colors will you get?


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Trend Alert: Sweater Dresses

Just because its not Summer anymore doesn't mean you can't wear dresses. Here are some of my favorite ways to wear a sweater dress. Be warm and stylish!


Friday, October 14, 2011

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque claims to help dry up pimples, rinse away blackheads and shrink enlarged pores. I have been using this masque for 3 years now, which says a lot since I'm the type of person that likes changing products all of the time. Click to here purchase.

How to use?
Cleanse your face and neck. Apply masque generously all over the face or dab it to problem areas. Let it dry for about 15-20 minutes. Then wash it off with lukewarm water.

How often to use?

Use it about 1-2 times a week
Don't overdo it or your skin will get use to it and it won't work as well.

Refreshing your skin
Does what it claims to do
Smells good
Great for all skin types

None (for me at least)



Thursday, October 13, 2011

Clinique Blended Face Powder

After I apply my foundation I always have to apply a powder to set it or else I feel like my makeup is incomplete. The Clinique Blended Loose Face Powder is something I have been using for three months now. I got this product because I was getting sick of my MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural. Now don't get me wrong, I love my MSFN but I just needed a change. Plus I found that the slight shimmer in the powder didn't work well with my oily skin. So when I was at Sephora one day a girl who works there showed me this powder and I got it.
This powder gives light coverage and evens out my skin tone, and I don't feel oily or shiny at all! I am currently using this on over my Cover Girl Nature Luxe Foundation, and the combination is amazing! It almost feels as if you aren't wearing any makeup at all. I have naturally oily skin, but when I wear the power it make the oilyness all go away.  It also doesn't give a caked on look. You can touch or rub your face and it won't come off. The package comes with an application brush, which works well with the product however I'm not a big fan of the brush because it is not very soft like my MAC brushes, so I just use my MAC brushes instead.

Click here to purchase.


Reduces Oiliness
Reduces Redness
Not Cakey
Natural Look

Small Color Range
Brush Not Soft


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Marc Jacobs Daisy

One of my go-to scents for Fall is Marc Jacobs Daisy. I know most people would think that its more of a Spring scent, but personally I just love it for Fall. Here is a review on the perfume. Overall I just really love the scent I think its great for all ages specifically teens to mid thirties, but any one can work it! I love the scent! I think its very feminine and girly without being too sweet. Its great for work and school. A bonus is the packaging of the bottle. Its just so adorable! It looks so cute just sitting on my dresser. I find myself looking at it ever once in a while and just smiling.

Strawberry, Violet Leaves, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Gardenia, Violet Petals, Jasmine Petals, Musk, Vanilla, White Woods.


Overall Review: 9 out of 10


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

How To: Dry Hair Repair Masque

Does the harsh Fall/Winter weather cause your hair to become dry? Well here is a quick and easy do it yourself hair masque that will help avoid dry hair.

Picture is not mine, got it from here.

The masque fortifies your hair with the essential omega oils from the avocado and olive oil, hydrates and repairs from the banana’s potassium, and strengthens with the protein from the egg.

½  Avocado
½  Banana
1 Egg
½ Cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Blend together well. Massage into your scalp and cover with a shower cap. Chill out for 20 minutes and then wash your hair clean.
Have trouble with dry skin too? Check out my post for that here.
Too lazy to make this at home? Click here for my review on a awesome hair masque.


Monday, October 10, 2011

butter LONDON Nail Polishes

If your a nail polish addict like myself, five months ago you probably had a panic attack when you found out butter LONDON was going to now be sold at your local ULTA. (your wallet probably had a panic attack too.) Here is my over all review on these polishes plus my top picks!

butter LONDON Knees Up

butter LONDON Chimney Sweep

butter LONDON Marrow

I was kind of hesitant to buying this brand of polish because it is double the price of OPI and Essie polishes. However, being the nail polish addict that I am I had to try out the brand. I finally caved this past weekend after thinking about it all summer long and purchased three colors for Fall. The butter LONDON polishes dry fast and lasted almost 2 weeks. I love them, but I don't think I will buy more unless there is a limited edition color that I really love.

Click to Purchase. 

$14.00 per bottle

Great color
Easy to apply
Long lasting
Fast drying


What do you think? Will you try it out?

PS- It's the 10th day of Blogtober! I can't believe I haven't quit yet! I think I might just be able to keep up with this for the rest of the month. Wish me luck!


Sunday, October 9, 2011

My Life: It's Kind Of A Funny Story

My name is Audrina && this is my life.

Last night I watched this move call It's Kind Of A Funny Story starring Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis and Emma Roberts. It really made me realize that everyone is unhappy with their lives. You can be the coolest, richest, most attractive person ever and still be unhappy. I now know that I'm not alone. This movie really touched me and made me cry. I started thinking a lot about my life after watching it && I now realize that I shouldn't be like "Ugh my life sucks! WaaWaahWhha!" But, I should think about the positive things in my life and why my life is awesome. I should stop worrying and   


"A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward." -IMDb

Go watch the movie. I promise you won't regret it!


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Look for Less: Rachel Bilson

Get Rachel Bilson look from these photos taken on October 6th for a total of $89.20. I know it may seem like a lot, but get this Rachel's shoes from this outfit are $130 alone! Just imagine how much that dress is...WOW!

Alternatives to Rachel's Things
Dress- $27.80
Blazer- $29.90
Shoes- $25.80 (IN TAUPE SHADE)
Sunglasses- $5.80


Friday, October 7, 2011

Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque

My hair always starts getting dry and losing its shine in October. To maintain its shine I like to use hair masques. For the past few years I have been using homemade masks just because I didn't really know of one that was good quality at the store. But, two weeks ago I went shopping and came across this hair masque.

I am in LOVE! I use this once a week and it leaves my hair soft, shiny and manageable. My hair tangles quite easily but I find that this deep conditioner has repaired a lot of damage and it keeps my hair from knotting up. It's a bit pricey but it's worth every penny.

Click here to purchase.

1oz- $4
3.4oz- $15
8.5oz- $30
16.9oz- $49

Softens hair
Adds shine
Smells great
Protects against heat damage



Thursday, October 6, 2011

Just a Hint of Leopard

I know what your thinking. Another leopard post? Really Audrina? Honestly, this is a warning for you that you need to go out and buy something leopard print or I will drive you insane with more leopard print posts. (Is that threatening enough? Hope so.) So, this post is all about how to  add a hint of leopard print into an outfit you already own with out having to spend a lot of money. (Click on store name for direct link to item.)

1. Headbands- Pictured: Delia*s
2. Belts- Pictured: Buckle
3.Nails- Pictured: Sally Hansen
4.Scarf- Pictured: Top Shop
5.Flats- Pictured: Charlotte Russe


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

All About Eyeshadow Primers && Bases

Does you eyeshadow crease? Or fade through the day? Or not show up vibrantly? If any of these apply to you then fear not, all you need is to read this article and then go buy a eyeshadow primer or base!

Difference between eye pimers and bases:
Primer is used to prevent any sort of creasing of your eyeshadow. Creasing of your eyeshadow makes it look crusty, which you don't want. Primer also helps your eyeshadow blend out easier while its on your eye and last all day long.
Bases are usually a plain cream color that is used to help make your eyes pop or to make them look more refined. Sometimes, the base will be tinted. For example, if you're going for a look with purple eyeshadow, you might want to use a base that has a purple tint to it, so that the finished look looks really nice. White eye bases will make the eyeshadow you are using appear a lot more vibrant.

Now on to my favorites.

Urban Decay Primer Potion $18
Lorac Behind The Scenes Eyeshadow Primer $20

Bare Esentuals Prime Time Eyelid Primer $16
Loreal De-Crease Eye Primer $8

NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils $3
MAC Paint Pots $16.50
Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows $18
Maybelline Dream Mousse Shadow $6-$8


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Pretty in Pink for Brest Cancer Awareness

As most of you know October is Brest Cancer Awareness Month. Beauty brands release some pretty of the prettiest pink products to help donate money to find the cure.I think it is really great that so many companies are supporting such a great cause.  All of these nail polish brands are donating to breast cancer this October.
Essie Raise Awareness, OPI Pink of Hearts, AVON Pink Power

Support BCAM purchase something for the cause or better yet find the cure.


Monday, October 3, 2011

Kim Kardashian Belle Noel Hair Chain

Earlier today I was browsing around on RevolveClothing and came across Kim Kardashian's new line call Belle Noel. I was obbsessed with the hair chain ever since I saw it on an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. So, I had to get it! It's a really fun way to glam up a pony tail. What do you guys think of the hair chain? Yay or Nay? For me definatly a Yay! (since i purchase one) I think it will be a huge trend for Winter.

Image from
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Here is what Kim said about it on her website "I’m kind of obsessed with this hair chain I designed for my new line Belle Noel for Pascal Mouawad. I came up with this along with the designer, Brooke, and I think it’s so unique and fun!"

$45 in shade Gold

Click here to purchase.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser

There has been a lot of hype over the Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser since it came out. But is it really worth all the money? Or is it like every other face wash out there?

I was really hesitant to buying this product because it is so pricey. This is more expensive than the cleansers I usually use, but it works so well that it is worth it! It has a great, creamy texture that feels wonderful on my face, and a clean, natural scent. I have oily skin and my cousin who also uses this has dry skin and it works amazing on both of us. It doesn't over dry her skin and it removes oiliness from mine. I will definitely recommend this.

3oz- $10.00
8oz- $20.00
32oz- $45.50

Leaves Skin Feeling Clean
Removes Makeup & Oil
Hydrates Skin
Smells Good
Leaves Skin Feeling Soft


Will you try out this product?


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Halloween Coustume Ideas!

Happy first day of October! Now I'm sure the number one thing on your October To-Do List is to get a Halloween costume. Right? Hopefully these celebrities can inspire you and help you pick the perfect Halloween costume.

Anne Hathaway as Cleopatra

Kim Kardashian as Wonder Women

Tyra Banks as Paris Hilton

Tyra Banks as Kim Kardashian

Lauren Conrad as a Flapper

Heidi Klum as Transformer

What's your favorite celebrity look?

P.S-I'm taking part in Blogtober which is blog everyday in October. So expect posts everyday this month!