Clearly, I’m on a sweater kick this fall.
I took some pictures of the details of my morning yesterday because it felt like a beautiful day. The weather is getting really chilly, to the point where layering is necessary. I walked out the door and could feel my nose being tickled by the crisp air. The trees where I live are letting go of the last of their leaves, but some are hanging on. They have beautiful colors and textures to them. It truly feels like it’s the week of Halloween.
There is also a cloudiness that surrounds us now, because the golden fall days are behind us. Now are the cloud grey days that will stay for awhile. Truly, I don’t really mind it, because it makes for great pictures.
I got these awesome socks at the store Francesca’s. They were having a deal for accessories and I splurged on some socks at the beginning of the season. With my black chelsea boots, I thought they looks kind of witchy.
I wore my cape from Forever 21 with the new H&M sweater that I just bought. I’ve had this cape for so long, and it’s still so warm and great for fall. I love the look of the grey cape and the grey sweater, because the different materials are a beautiful contrast together.
How are you enjoying your week before Halloween?
Sweaters are my go-to’s almost every day, so this time of year is wonderful when I can snuggle up in them.
The only issue was, I really wanted a Christmas sweater. I know that Christmas is very far away and I need to get it together. But I predict that when all the Christmas sweaters come out, they’ll be overpriced and snatched off the shelf. I wanted to get a head start on finding my perfect holiday sweater, but that led to me going and buying a few more things! Before I knew it, I had collected a little haul for myself.
All of these really do have a winter theme because they all remind me of Christmas or winter beauty care. I stopped at Ulta to treat myself to a few new things to help my dry skin and I bought some basics at H&M. I’m also aware that I already bought a sweater at H&M this month, but I don’t even care. Both of them are my all time favorites, I might have to just wait a little to wear this new one.
Christmas Deer Sweater- As I was looking around H&M, my eyes fell on this and I picked it up right away. I imagined myself near Thanksgiving time or in mid december wearing it while drinking hot chocolate. I decided right then and there to buy it! I don’t have any other sweater like this and I’m proud to own my first “Christmas sweater,” eve if it was $35. It feels slightly scratchy, but it honestly kept me so warm that I had to take it off because I was roasting, so it’s great for freezing cold winter days.
Wine and White Basic Tees- You might say, “Heather, this is a winter haul, why did you buy t-sirts!” Well, because winter is about layering and honestly, you might need a good old basic t-shirt. They were having a 2-For-$10 deal which is insane. The quality of the shirts is great and you can’t go wrong with a staple plain shirt to go with your outfits.
Sally Hansen Miracle Cure- The fall and winter makes my nails flake like crazy (which is really gross) so I bought this to combat it, and so far it works great!
Simple Cleansing Micellar Water- I watch so many Youtubers who use this cleanser or something similar, and they rave about the results. I think it’s because it’s very light and still washes away bacteria and extra makeup. I use this after already cleansing because I feel like it gets everything else off for good. Also, It’s so cheap! This is my first time using Simple products and I’m very happy with it. I think it’s worth repurchasing!
Maybelline Color Sensational Matte in “Siren in Scarlet”- Ok, this color is very bright. I put it on and thought, wow, that is pretty red. However, I don’t have a great pigmented red that packs a punch like this one. I think this will be perfect to wear around the holidays with my Christmas outfits and such. The matte is very useful because it stays in place all day, but it really doesn’t crumble or seem too dry. I think this is their new collection out, so go check them out because the formulation is wonderful!
Let me know what you’re planning to buy to get ready for these colder winter months! I know it’s early, I’m just being enticed with the coziness of November.
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Something about wearing neutrals on your eyelids with a bit of glitter just screams “October!” to me. This month I’ve been trying to wear a natural eye look because my schedule is crazy and I honestly don’t have time for anything else. I found that with some earthy browns and minimal liner, you can get a nice fall style without going all out. I also have been pairing my simple eye with this cream blush that gives a rosy, natural tint to my cheeks.
Now that the weather is officially cold, I have fallen in love with my Lorac Pro palette again to give me that earthy vibe.
Lorac Pro Palette- If you still haven’t bought one of these, what are you doing?! The colors are glittery and extremely pigmented if you want an extra shine for a special night. But for everyday, my favorites have been taupe and black, which give a dark and rustic vibe. I also love the red tones in this palette, they remind me of the turning trees.
Natural & Organic Cream Blush- I never thought I’d be using this product as much as I have. I’m always skeptical with cream blushes because I doubt my ability to blend. But I actually feel like this formula gives you a lot of control and is very buildable. I generally think brushes are a good idea to blend cream blush, but since this is so small, I have to use my fingers. I warm the product up first and then dot it on my cheekbones before blending lights with my fingers. I usually build it up to a nice rosy flush, so I apply it twice.
What have you been wearing during October? PS! Sorry for picture quality. I left my camera at home.
Three day weekends really get me all mixed up.
I was positive today was Monday! I realized I had a blog post to put up for today and scrambled to get the pictures up. Basically, I was in desperate need of new makeup brushes. There’s nothing wrong with my old ones, but I need more of them. I never ever wash mine, and because of this, they are disgusting and my face breaks out. With more brushes to use, there is less dirty brushes and more time to clean some.
I only have one real techniques brush, and it’s actually one that came in this, so now I have two but I don’t even care.
The first one pictured is the Deluxe Crease Brush. I used this a couple days ago to put a very glittery shadow into my crease. All my other crease or blending brushes are quite small, and I was happy that this evenly blended every line. I hate having to go over the same spot over and over until it’s even. This brush made that so quick and simple, I was done in no time.
The second one is the Base Shadow Brush. I used this to pack on a shadow that isn’t usually pigmented, and it was a dream. It caught all the product and didn’t just fluff it around. Everything stayed right in the center of my eyelid. I have a few brushes that I use specifically for this, but this one is by far my favorite. I’m so happy to have another one in my collection. A basic shadow brush is always needed, and I never have a clean one.
The third one is the Brow Brush. I admittedly didn’t use this for my brows. The brush was way too big for them! I have a brow brush (MAC 266) and I never stray from it. But this is an excellent liner brush. There are a lot of times I want to use a shadow as a liner and this gives a perfectly straight line without being too harsh. It’s also perfect for getting on your lower lash line. I always needed a good brush for this, but my 266 was way too thin!
The last brush is the Fine Liner Brush. This is the brush I already had, but it’s also the brush I have to clean the most. Since this is for liner, you really have to clean it right after use or it gets disgusting, and this thing brush gives a straight, precise line every single time.
Have you used these? I know they are SUPER popular and I’m really late to the game, but I want to know your opinions.
Hello everyone, NOTICE :: Do you live in New England?
If you do, you know that the fall foliage this weekend was at its peak!!
I went to a Harvest Fair this weekend in Granville, which is a very small town right behind the town I live in. I wore my brown riding boots and got many compliments on my outfit, which was so lovely! This weekend was Columbus Day weekend, and the weather and trees were ideal for going to a fair. I couldn’t believe how beautiful the leaves were, even the ones settled on the ground. It was warm enough to wear a dress without tights, but not too hot that I was uncomfortable. A light sweater was perfect for the day.
I included a few shots of amazing landscapes and houses that looked so interesting to me as I walked around.
As well as some very unhealthy fried dough (which I ate a lot of) there were small craft stands and small businesses in tents that you could walk around and look at. I love craft fairs and this mixed my love of fall, crafts, and festival food all together at once. I had such a nice time looking at homemade soaps, alpaca-knitted scarves, and other miscellaneous items. I ended up buying a very overpriced door stop that was literally a brick wrapped in a nice print of corduroy (which I tweeted about with much buyer’s regret). It was mostly nice to talk to people and see what they were selling, even if you didn’t buy anything.
Last year when we went to the same fair, there was a beautiful mitten stand and I begged for a pair of them for Christmas. I was overjoyed to see them in the same spot, and spent a lot of time poking around and picking some that I wanted. Look at the amazing designs and colors! This made me so excited for winter that I had to stop myself and say, “Hey! It’s only October!”
I had my heart set on picking apples, but apparently a lot of the trees in New England are passed by and have been picked. But we still went to a popular apple farm and got some mulled cider. Cider is one of my favorite things in the world, and having it on a beautiful Autumn day with my family was just as good as picking apples. This particular farm is amazing and always makes the best cider. We actually watched them demonstrate how they make it. The smell was delicious and I didn’t want to leave!
Inside the barn, there were paintings that we took a look at, even though we look at them every year.
The apple farm and the surrounding area was really beautiful. It is a hike up from the craft portion of the fair, which is far down a hill. But the top of the hill was open and gorgeous to look at. The air was so crisp and reminded me of being little and exploring.
The trees were so beautiful surrounding us. I never wanted them to stop turning colors! I hope they still stay on the trees for a bit longer as this is my favorite time of year. You can see the beautiful colors on the mountains all the way back in the last picture.
Do you have any harvest fairs where you live? What are they like?
It seems like the entire internet is obsessed with the fall Lush that’s come out. I waited patiently until I could finally go, and I was grabbing things left and right. I picked up the new Halloween things (they were out last year too) and a few other things too.
I know this isn’t a big haul, but I don’t have much money to be spending on Lush, especially since I can only take baths at home and not at school. But I knew some of you would want to see this, so I took some pictures of them! Lush is so magical during the fall and winter. I went in and there were decorations and everyone was so cheerful. If you haven’t stopped in lately even just to browse, you should take a look.
I also want to say that the glittery Lush treats are always my favorite. I don’t think you can overlook the beautiful pumpkin or the revamped bubbleroons. They are always amazing and I can’t wait to relax into a hot bath on a crisp Autumn evening. This most certainly is one of the best parts of Autumn.
Lord of Misrule: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this is one of my favorites. I say that a lot, but this has always been my all time favorite that I look forward to with seasonal releases. The smell of this is something you honestly can’t put into words. My advice is, just go sniff it. The color of it is a festive wine color and there are popping candies!
-The crown design on Lord of Misrule was inspired by the one worn by the ruler of the Pagan Feast of Fools, where a lowly peasant became Lord for a day.
-This Bath Bomb features Fair Trade vanilla absolute; the world’s first!
-Although commonplace today, black pepper was incredibly expensive in Medieval Europe.
Honey Bee: This bath bomb is very special to me because it was the first Lush product I ever bought! I was feeling nostalgic and thought it was time I tried it out again.
-A bath treat for the whole family; even the most sensitive of skins.
-Honey naturally moisturizes and softens as you soak in the caramel-colored waters.
-Sweet wild orange, perfect for gently cleansing and toning the skin, brightens your mood.
Sparkly Pumpkin: This is one of those fall bath items that smells amazing and sparkles brilliantly so you feel like your even got just a bit more festive.
-This pumpkin shares its scent with our Mr. Punch soap from LUSH Christmases past!
-Lime and grapefruit oils give this Bubble Bar an uplifting scent.
-A gold shimmering exterior will leave you sparkling in and out of the bath.
Rose Jam Bubbleroon: This was always one of my favorites, but they reformulated it so that it makes more bubbles AND they made it look like a sparkly rose!
-Want more of a great thing? Each Bubbleroon is made for two baths!
-Hop in the tub for the silkiest, softiest, rosiest-scented bubbles you’ve ever had.
-With Fair Trade Shea Butter in the base, Bubbleroons treat the skin to a softening and moisturizing soak.
What were your favorites out of these? And let me know what you’ve been buying at Lush!