Ahhhhhhh Autumn! I love, love, LOVE Autumn! First off, my thanks to the fab Leigh from Whimisical Adventures of a Magical Mom for tagging me, MWUAH to you, love! If you haven't read her fantastic blog yet, you definitely should, she is the most darling gal with some awesome beauty reviews, and wonderful chitchat that makes you want to make yourself a cup o' tea and settle in for a long read!
I'm definitely all about Fall, forget the Summer with blazing hot weather, scorching sun and bikinis for me? Um.......I think not. ::giggles:: So what am I waiting for?! Jumping into the tag post!....
FAVORITE THING ABOUT AUTUMN
Oh my goodness, what DON'T I love? I adore snuggly sweaters; cool, overcast weather with crisp breezes; warm, scrumptious drinks; pumpkins and bright rich leaves everywhere; Holiday fever....oh heavens....ALL of it! If I had to pick one thing....hmmmm...I agree with Leigh....cold weather! Get outta here sun and 100 degrees! This Irish gal needs her dark, cool, cloudy and crisp weather!
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FAVORITE AUTUMN DRINK
Hahahaha, HANDS DOWN: Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte with Mocha. BOOM! Tastes JUST like pumpkin chocolate pound cake. I tell them to do 3 pumps pumpkin spice and 3 pumps mocha (since they typically do 4 pumps of one flavor, but I like a little extra oomf!). Oh my goodness....it's happy warm Autumn fuzzies in a cup! I seriously shed a little Starbucks tear when it goes away after the Holidays! ::runs off to Starbucks to get one::
(image from starbucks.com)
FAVORITE AUTUMN SCENT/CANDLE
I'm a Scentsy lover (and seriously, if you haven't tried them yet, you NEED to!) and my go-to fav autumn Scentsy bar is the Pumpkin Marshmallow. It's sweet, but not overly so and has a warm, relaxing scent. You can even detect a bit of a graham cracker crust. MMmmmmm.....
(photo from amazon.com)
BEST AUTUMN LIPSTICK
Hmmmm, this one is a bit trickier for me only because I don't wear lipstick that often. I'm more of a play-up-the-eyes gal, but lately I have been wearing Lime Crime's Velvetine in Suedeberry, which is a liquid lipstick. It's a gorgeous bright, vivid strawberry-red but since I emphasize my eyes, I usually just lightly dab Suedeberry on and blend it with my fingertips so it just tints my lips. That doesn't sound like much, but trust me..this stuff is VIVID, and even tinting completely covers your lips and adds bright color. The best part? It lasts for HOURS upon HOURS!
(image from limecrime.com)
(image from limecrime.com)
GO-TO AUTUMN MOISTURIZER
Crisper, cool weather can mean dry skin, so it's always good to have a light moisturizer for Summer and a richer, more hydrating moisturizer for Fall/Winter. My absolute fav these days that has yet to fail me is Origin's Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask. It's not part of their list of moisturizers since it's technically considered an mask, but I use it in place of a moisturizer since it acts exactly like one, just ULTRA hydrating! Love it! It isn't heavy or oily and my skin is super soft when I wake up.
(image from origins.com)
FAVORITE GO-TO COLOR FOR THE EYES
I....I can only pick one?! Haha! Well, this is definitely a hard question for me..but I must say I have been pulling out my Coastal Scents Fall Festival Palette SO often...pretty much every day!
(image from coastalscents.com)
My most-used shades from the palette is the Bright Copper (top row, 2nd from left), Kiwi Green (middle row, far left), and Regalia Purple (middle row, 3rd from left). The New Penny shade (bottom row, 3rd from left) is absolutely gorgeous as a highlight shimmer dusted on top of a vibrant color. It's adds this incredible depth and glow! I actually used some of these shades in my September 2013 Glossybox review post. Gorgeous palette!
FAVORITE AUTUMN MUSIC TO LISTEN TO
Well....I dunno if I could say my favorite music at the moment is AUTUMN music, but I will say I do have one song just absolutely stuck in my head! I can seriously listen to it over and over and never tire of it and it didn't exactly recently come out....Daft Punk's Get Lucky! I think I'm going to blame Bill Nye from his Dancing With the Stars Routine. While not the best technique I've seen on DWTS, it was SO darn entertaining and SUCH fun to watch!....::sigh:: now I need to go watch it again!
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FAVORITE AUTUMN OUTFIT TO WEAR
Unfortunately, it's not quite cold enough to wear warmer, snuggly Fall clothes but my favorite Autumn outfit would be something along these lines: dark skinny jeans; warm, soft, slightly slouchy boots and some of these tops -
Oh heck, anything from venus.com, I'm absolutely obsessed with them these days!
FAVORITE AUTUMN TREAT
I would say the Pumpkin Spice Latte with Mocha, but since I already listed that...hmmmm....probably all the scrumptious breads that everyone starts making around this time...from chocolate chip to pumpkin spice to banana nut to chocolate chip pumpkin banana spicy nut! Haha! All of the above. They all go so perfectly with my Pumpkin Spice Latte....mmmmmmm tasty, tasty!
(image from bettycrocker.com)
FAVORITE PLACE TO BE DURING AUTUMN
With my love of my life, my Hubby, on the couch (me tucked under his arm, head on his chest) warm fluffy blankets completely engulfing us, kitties cuddled all over, warm Pumpkin Spice Mocha Latte in hand and an awesome Meg Ryan or Tom Hanks (or both!) movie on the TV. If it's raining outside....even better! PERFECT, PERFECT Autumn day!
(image from bookeditevents.wordpress.com)
Well that's it for The Autumn Tag from me! My thanks again to Leigh, and my apologies that it took so long for me to do! Now it's my turn to tag some fab bloggers.....
Jordan from Unboxing Beauty
Yuen from The Craziest Paradigm
Lulubelle from Bon Vivant Beauty
Lisa from Ameliorer la Vie
Michaela from I Sold The World
Hoooooorah! Autumn is here!
Happy (Autumnal) Makeuping!