Beauty Lifestyle

The Roundup: October


October was a very buys month here on Thirteen Thoughts. You guys really seemed to enjoy my blogging and lifestyle posts the most this past month.

In these ROUNDUP posts, I’m listing and linking all content that was published over the last month and I’m also sharing which posts were the most popular ones. Before I give you the roundup, I want to let you guys know that Saman of A Beauty Detour just started a new series on her blog, High Tea and Beauty, and I was lucky enough to be featured in her first post from these series. We talked blogging, marriage, beauty and life. If you’d like to get to know me a little better, please check out her blog post!

Let’s get to the roundup!



Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Mascara

Drugstore Skincare Products I’ve Been Using since High School

Perfect Autumn Pick Me Up for Your Skin

PIXI Natural Contour Powder in Shape and Shadow


Instant Relief for Dry and Flaky Skin

13 Beauty Tips to Try This Fall

10 Lipsticks I’m Loving This Fall

Lovin’ Lately

Sick Day Makeup: How to Look Your Best When You’re Feeling Your Worst


Autumn Pamper

IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream Illumination

Five Drugstore Products I’m Loving Right Now



5 Steps to Living a Healthy Positive Life

BIG MAGIC- Creative Living Beyond Fear

How to Stress Less and Live More

Casual Monday- OOTD

How to Become a Morning Person in 10 Easy Steps



How to Write a Kick-Ass Blog Post

6 Simple Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog

How to Drive Traffic to Your Old Blog Posts



Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potato

Cranberry Coconut Apricot Raw Bars

No-Bake Skinny Pizza (Vegan)


Three of the most popular posts last month were:

6 Simple Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog…..


…..How to Write a Kick-Ass Blog Post


…and 13 Beauty Tips to Try This Fall


Which post was your favorite? What kind of blog posts are you forward to the most? Wishing you all a happy November!




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    November 1, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    I loved your ‘How To Be A Morning Person In 10 Easy Steps.” I found that especially helpful as I’m definitely not a morning person, and I found your ideas very thoughtful. I enjoy reading all of your posts, though! Thanks for your beautiful work on Thirteen Thoughts!


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      Paula @
      November 1, 2015 at 3:09 pm

      Aww thanks so much Savannah, you’re so sweet! I can already see that
      yesterday’s post was also very popular, I’m so glad that you enjoyed it
      so much!!

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    Kat M
    November 1, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Great bunch of posts and incredible photography! So many products I want to try on there :D

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    November 1, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Amazing post and pics! xx

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    Chaste and Beautiful
    November 1, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Lovely roundup and plus pictures!

    Chaste &

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    Danielle Beautyblog
    November 1, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    So impressed that you get that many posts up a month, I struggle with one a week! I think the makeup ones are my fave, I do love a nosy through people’s makeup! Enjoyed your feature on Sam’s blog too!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

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    November 1, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    This is such a nice idea to share on the blog every month. Kudos for being so consistent on your lovely blog. :)

    Miriam ♥ A whole lot of serendipity

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    Sophie Sierra
    November 1, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    So many incredible and awe-inspiring posts Paula! Always in amazement of the variety and range of gorgeousness you post in a week, let alone a month, you’re kicking ass with every blog post beauty, but especially of course with the “how to write a kick ass blog post”! ;) :D You know how much I looove your OOTD posts so I’m deffo gonna have to name check that one as a sure fire favourite :)

    And I’m super excited that you’re featured on the first of Saman’s High Tea and Beauty series. Absolutely adored reading more about my favourite gal in the world, such stunning, stunning photos of you Paula and I definitely felt a little choked up, especially when you talked tattoos. I’ll never stop admiring you, your soul, your beautiful-ness or your bravery! Love you Paula! <3 <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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      Paula @
      November 3, 2015 at 9:25 am

      Aww Sophie, I don’t even know what to say, you always say the sweetest, kindest things! I’m really happy you like my OOTD posts, because if it wasn’t for you, I’d never start doing them haha ;)

      Aww stamp it now!!!! Thank you for always being so sweet Love, Love you more!!! <3

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    November 1, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    So many incredible posts! I can’t wait to go through them all tonight x

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    A Little Dose of Makeup
    November 1, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Gorgeous post! I love all the information you put in here! Can’t wait for next months!

    xx, A Little Dose of Makeup

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    November 1, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    stuffed sweet potato? YUM

    love the blog too, girl! if you get the chance i’d love for you to check out my blog and let me know what you think! (maybe even follow? no pressure though!)

    hope you have a wonderful week. :)

    love, rach.

    So, hi.

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    Joanna Joy
    November 2, 2015 at 2:18 am

    This vegan pizza looks delicious! I also really appreciate the knowledge you share in your posts about blogging. Your posts are always so well written and knowledgeable. When I see your posts pop into my email box, I am inspired to keep going even on the toughest and busiest days.

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      Paula @
      November 3, 2015 at 9:29 am

      Aww that is such a sweet thing to say Joanna, thank you so much!! I’m really happy you’re enjoying my posts!!

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    Nikola Hessová
    November 2, 2015 at 2:50 am

    So many great posts Paula! And I realized that I missed one!Oh no!! I have to read it r i g h t N O W! :))

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    Linda Libra Loca
    November 2, 2015 at 4:38 am

    Can I just say you take amazing pictures? I enjoy reading posts about Blogging (obviously), if I feel like I really learn new things, and skincare reviews the most.

    Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    November 3, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Okay I love all your posts, no genuinely. Specially the lifestyle and blogging tips are my favorite.

    And hey thanks for the mention you are a sweetheart.

    Sam || Beautydetour

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    Isabelle Goodall-Munroe
    November 4, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    I always find your blog posts so helpful and informative, taken some of your photo advice with setting up my blog! Im an avid reader!

    You’ve probably answered this somewhere before, but I wondered what camera you use to take your photos? Needless to say they’re perfection!

    ♡ |

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