To-do lists are often equated with stress and busyness, but this round-up of recommendations is designed to wind you down when your period arrives. Here’s what to watch, read, listen to, buy, and do for some maximized downtime during that time of this month.
October means but one thing: the arrival of spooky season. Cooler nights, black cats, and swirling spirits converge in a pleasantly familiar—and chilling—kickoff to the holiday season. This month, we suggest embracing all things uncanny, from bloodsucking party girls and modern ghosts to Lana Del Rey’s supernatural singing voice. Here, the Pill Club’s picks for October, each selected to better celebrate the eeriest time of the year.
Every October, the veil between creepy and cool becomes impossibly thin. For easy evidence of the annual confluence, we recommend a viewing of Netflix’s Night Teeth, which stars Debby Ryan, Lucy Fry, and Sydney Sweeney as the bloodthirsty It girls of Los Angeles’s underworld. “Painting the town red,” means something entirely more sinister in this latest take on a favored trope: that of the attractive, menacing, and somehow aspirational vampire.
Online dating just got even scarier. In this new book by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger, an internet romance turns into a dangerous and mysterious game after Wren Greenwood is ghosted by her new flame, Adam Harper, whose every online presence disappears along with him. But with a visit from a private investigator who reveals Adam’s ties to three missing women, Wren’s devastation soon morphs into fear and intrigue—and a highly charged search for the truth.
Lana Del Rey’s haunting voice, whimsical lyrics, and melancholic melodies are the ideal soundtrack for languid October days. Enter Blue Banisters, the singer-songwriter’s eighth studio album, which releases later this month. Given that Del Rey deactivated her social media accounts in September, Blue Banisters is bound to provide a welcome fix of her characteristic brand of highly stylized, Americana glamour.
The Y2K beauty revival is alive and well with Glossier’s new Monochromes. A cultish shadow trio approved by Olivia Rodrigo and Naomi Osaka, each Monochrome palette features three coordinated shades in matte, satin, and metallic finishes that can be layered or worn alone. A present-tense bonus: The compacts are reusable, recyclable, and even refillable.
Elevate Your Safe Sex Game
With cuffing season on the horizon, there’s no better time to re-up your approach to sexual health. The Pill Club is here to help with this endeavor with a new collection of condoms and lube sachets featuring stylish packaging and playful messaging. Because even with October’s collection of horrors, there’s truly nothing scarier than giving up your agency.