There’s just something about Fall that makes me want to think about all my Beauty Favourites and Essentials, I’m terrible at doing my nail polish, I always get so frustrated because I swear when I paint my toenails, that pedi and polish could survive anything whereas about 1 hour after painting my fingernails it’s usually chipped already! What gives!? However, These two shades of pink and lilac-grey are so chic and pretty and so nice and muted for Autumn and I’ve been wearing them so much!
Oh Autumn, the season for Bold, darker and more Vampy lip colours! I do tend to wear lipsticks a lot, especially because it’s the only thing that stops me from biting my lips when I get stressed or my anxiety kicks in. These two are my favourites right now, for Weekends I love the dark plummy “Doesn’t Matte-r” by L’Oreal Paris and for Everyday I love the M.A.C. “Twig”.
I usually tend to gravitate towards lighter fragrances that have rose notes in them BUT the exception is Tom Ford Perfumes and then this one that My Mum introduced me to from Diptyque: The 34 Saint Germain. It’s so warm and spicy with subtle notes of Cardamom and Vanilla (at least that’s what I smell) It’s perfect and I actually have it in this Solid Perfume instead of the bottle of liquid perfume because it’s lighter and easier to carry around in my handbag! if you love warm, spicy, Sensual fragrances then this is the scent for you!
My Face base: I have (this year) realised the importance of Primer before your foundation if you want your foundation to last more than 2 hours before it fades away! I’ve tried some expensive ones, that have been good and I’ve liked but I have to say that this one from Rimmel London that’s all of about $6 is the best I’ve used so far and my foundation still looks fresh at 4pm when I get off work! As for my Foundation, there’s always been a lot of love in The UK for No7 cosmetics and I always used to use their skincare and mascaras but never tried their foundation until I want hunting for this one in Ulta in The US this past weekend. Specifically because the reviews were so good and it had the Life & Luminate serum in it which is so good for your skin and is a firm fan favourite in The UK beauty/ skincare world. This foundation does not disappoint!
I’ve become so obsessed with Fedoras this year especially these gorgeous Lack Of Color Australia Fedoras (seriously, I have this fedora in 5 colours now!) for eagle-eyed Lade Gaga Fans, you may recognize this hat as the one that she wore in her recent album cover in pink (I have that pink one – though I only found out after purchasing it that she had worn it) this Forest green hat called “Silent Woods” is probably my favourite (in case you’re wondering the pink one is called “Stardust” and I have a navy one called “Nightfall” a grey one called “Silver Mist and an Ivory one called “Ivory Bone”. I rarely leave the house without a fedora hat on now.
As you may know, if you’ve been following my blog for a while, I suffer from bad anxiety at times and some days it can be hard to find happiness and joy. I found this book by a local Seattle author when I was in Bellevue recently and it’s so great with it’s lists and tips to help you find ways to find joy and happiness each day it’s perfect for anyone who suffers from anxiety and low moods.
Finally as the Weather turns chillier, it’s good to keep your skin hydrated and protected against the elements and nobody said you had to spend a fortune on a luxe brand serum, this one from Pixi by Petra at Target is great and, bonus, it smells of rose!
What are you loving this Fall season? Let me know in the comments below!
Happy Friday and for all my Fellow Canadian’s, Happy Thanksgiving Long Weekend!