Monday, 26 October 2015

Autumn Tag and Sweater Weather Tag.



Last week I was tagged by Alisa from As Told By Alisa to do the Autumn Tag. And because I was struggling for inspiration, and what to post, I though why not :) I also did the Sweater Weather Tag and didn't post it so I'm gonna put both. There's some repetition but never mind :)


Autumn Tag


1. Ok, we're talking coffees—what's your favorite seasonal drink from Starbucks/Costa/Cafe Nero, etc?
I'm not a coffee girl really, I usually have the drinks with no coffee in like Caramel Cream Frappe from Starbucks. HOWEVER, last year I totally got in to the Gingerbread Latte from Costa. It's strange, maybe I like it so much because you can't really taste the coffee for the gingerbread. Plus gingerbread is my favourite kind of biscuit.

2. Accessories—what do you opt for: scarf, boots, or gloves?
I have a new pair of boots that I'm absolutely besotted with. They are the Dr Martens Sylvia. They look like the original boots but are much more feminine, and they're fur lined! Perfect for this time of year.

3. Music—what's your favorite music to listen to during autumn?
My music taste doesn't usually change seasonally, and I don't listen to music too much anyway. Just usually what I like.

4. Perfume—what's your favorite scent for this time of year?
Again my perfume tends not to change. I wear Coco Chanel Mademoiselle all year round. However when it gets colder I do like a switch occasionally to No.5.

5. Candles—what scents will you be burning this season?
I love lavender, at the moment my favourite candles are lavender and geranium. I also really love the sanctuary candles that you can get in the gift sets at this time of year.

6. What do you love most about autumn?
The cold. I love cold, and I hate it when I'm too hot in summer. I love to wrap up warm, in the dark early evenings, and watch tv with a blanket and my dog. It goes dark at around 5:30 pm here now since the clocks went back yesterday.

7. Favorite makeup look?
Warm pinks and browns. I love the Naked 3 Palette for this time of year. A previous post of mine that you can read here is a mini tutorial for a Mauve Autumnal Look.

8. What are you looking forward to the most in autumn?
Early nights and good tv. All the best shows start around this time of year. I also love watching all the beauty gurus on YouTube and their halloween makeup tutorials :).



Sweater Weather Tag

1. Favorite candle scent?
I usually go for the clean cotton or fluffy towels type, but recently I’ve really been loving anything Lavender, which is odd because I didn’t used to like Lavender, but I have these candles, Lavender and Geranium, they’re beautiful.
2. Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
I drink a lot of fruit tea in winter, I really love Twining’s Echinacea and Raspberry.

3. Do you switch up your makeup routine for the season?
A little. I’m loving warm browns and mauve pinks.

4. Favorite Thanksgiving food?
Well, I’m British, so I’ll go with Christmas. It has to be onion and sage stuffing, no meat. My grandma’s home made is amazing.

5. Hats or scarves?
Scarves. Hats mess up my hair.

6. Most worn sweater?
I actually don’t really have any anymore. I used to wear them a lot, but I’m a cold weather person, so I don’t usually wrap up when it’s cold. I shall have to buy something new for winter.

7. Must have Fall nail polish?
Anything dark in colour, I like oxblood colours and dark greys.

8. Football games or jumping in a pile of leaves?
Neither. I am neither a fan of football, or bugs.

9. Skinny jeans or leggings?
Leggings because you can wear 2 pairs for extra warmth. But jeans because they’re warm also. Oh I don’t know, both!

10. Boots or Uggs?
Well I have 4 pairs of Uggs, and I love them. I’ve had them for a couple of years now. But I also have a new pair of Dr Marten boots, Sylvia, they’re beautiful. Quite feminine but also good sturdy boots. And they’re fur lined to keep my feet warm :)

11. What is your #1 favorite thing about Fall?
The cold. Being able to snuggle and use blankets. Never being too hot. Dark early evenings.

12. Do you have a song that gets you in the Fall mood or just a song you're loving at the moment?
Not really actually. I don’t listen to chart music much anymore.

13. What is the Fall weather like where you currently live?
Cold! Last week it was still warm and I was so annoyed, waiting for it to be cold. And this week it’s freezing. And I love it :).


Sorry if this post is short or not interesting to you, there will be more coming this week, as it's half term and I have a little more time.



Monday, 19 October 2015

My Week on Instagram.








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Friday, 9 October 2015

Mauve Autumnal Look featuring Naked 3 Palette.


Products.

Mac Eyeshadow in 'Blanc Type'.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. Colours 'Nooner' and 'Darkside'.
 Mac Liquidlast Liner in 'Point Black'.
Benefit Roller Lash.
 Mac Lustre Lipstick in 'Syrup'.



Tools.

Zoeva eyeshadow brushes.



This is me with no eyeshadow, just foundation and concealer.

 So I started by applying 'Blanc Type' allover my lid right up to the brow. Once the look is finished the cream coloured shadow, although matte, will act as a highlight under the brow, like how you'd use concealer there.
I then applied 'Nooner' from the naked palette roughly, just above my crease (to make my hooded eyes seem deeper).
 Blend blend blend!
 Then I took 'Darkside' from the same palette and applied that in the outer v, and blended.
 Then I grabbed my absolute favourite eyeliner, Mac Liquidlast. It doesn't budge which is great. You can just draw whatever line you'd like, whatever you'd usually wear and what suits you.
 Mascara. Roller lash. Amazing.
 The finished eye.
 Then I applied Mac Syrup Lipstick to my lips, which is another mauve colour.
Then whatever else you like. I used Mac Blush in 'Dainty', Benefit High Beam, Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade applied well blended, and some lashes.

I thought that this was a lovely look for Autumn/Fall, I feel like mauve is such a great colour for this time of year and seems to be everywhere at the moment. I think I'll be wearing this look a lot over the next couple of months. I hope this inspires you to experiment with makeup for Autumn.