Falling Into Fall

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Is it safe to say that fall is officially here… I’m not completely sure if it’s acceptable to say that quite yet since fall doesn’t technically start until next week but who can deny all things fall related. There’s pumpkin spice lattes, fairy lights, cozying up by the fire, and we can’t forget taking pictures of the leaves changing. For me, one of my favorite things about Autumn is switching  up my makeup routine and lets be real is there anything better then falling into fall…

The contents of my base hasn’t changed much since the last time we spoke. I’m still reaching for that hydrating primer, followed by a skin-like BB cream and covering that pesky undereye area. Giving the skin a little color with bronzer is an essential for the fall season. I’ve been grabbing an oldie but a goodie – the Clarins Bronzing Duo in 02 Medium. I’m a huge fan of a good 2-toned bronzer and I don’t think I could ever not use one. A blush that seems to always make its way into my makeup bag this time of year is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure –  a soft plum.

For seriously low-key fall makeup days, I’ve got it all narrowed down to one of the ultimate fall makeup palettes – the Urban Decay Naked Palette. Sweeping Naked, a medium-toned matte brown into the crease followed by Buck, a darker version of Naked to define the outer corner. To top off my eye look, I curl my eyelashes and apply numerous coats of the L’oreal Voluminous Superstar Waterproof Mascara – a duo ended mascara with a primer on one end and the black mascara on the other. I can’t figure out if I’m a 100% sold on the idea of having to apply a primer before my mascara. All it does is tint my lashes white and once I go over it with mascara it doesn’t completely go away.  A new found love of mine in the brow department is a drugstore offering, the Maybelline Brow Satin – a 2-in-1 brow product offering a retractable wax pencil on one side and a small sponge loaded with powder on the other. As far as the retractable pencil goes, it has a very fine point making it easy to define the arch of your brows while maintaining the natural aspect. In terms of the sponge I’m not quite sure entirely how I feel about it, I’ll have to get back to you on that.

The last step to any good makeup look is lips. I’m not one for wearing a full-on lipstick on an everyday basis, I’m more of a quick one swipe lip color kind of girl and I achieved that with the Colourpop Lippie Stix in Kiddo. A blog post will be coming very soon with a full review and a haul featuring all Colourpop lip products.

The Wishlist

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Hide those wallets of yours, cause if you’re  anything like me, hearing about what people most desire (beauty wise that is) makes me immediately want to jump online and start adding everything they’re talking about in my cart.

  • Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel: The cleanser I seem to hear only good things about has finally stole the top slot on my wishlist. A gel-oil cleanser claiming to remove all the days impurities and makeup all while the leaving the skin feeling balanced and nourished along with a multitude of other benefits. Sounds convincing doesn’t it… if you’re like me though you like to go into the beauty world and do a little investigating and so far so good.
  • Sarah Chapman Skinesis Ultimate Cleanse: Yet another cleanser on my shopping list, do you see a trend here? I feel like as of this year Sarah Chapman has blossomed and that has definitely sparked an interest in my heart.
  • Sarah Chapman Skinesis Professional Cleansing Mitts: The least appealing aspect of washing my face is having your wet washcloth drip all the way down your arm but there is no need to worry anymore, Sarah Chapman has us covered with her professional cleansing mitts. All you have to do is soak the mitts in warm water, slip four fingers into them and wipe away cleanser, makeup and grime.
  • Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation: I love nothing more then a matching foundation and concealer duo and as I’ve recently picked up the Wake Me Up concealer, I feel it’s only right to give the foundation a go. The only problem – I haven’t heard of the foundation being in the states. So if anyone of you happens to know where I can snatch up this foundation let me know.
  • By Terry Ombre Blackstar: I have a weakness for cream shadows especially when they’re in crayon form. A raved about eyeshadow crayon in the beauty community is from By Terry. From what I can see the shade selection is gorgeous – ranging from a classic bronze to a dark midnight blue. There is no denying anyones love for these. Some of my most beloved posts are The All-Star Ombre Backstars from Lily Pebbles and Eyeshadow Sticks: 3 Ways from Vivianna Does Makeup. 
  • Diptyque Jasmin Candle: A candle lover like me can’t possibly resist not purchasing a full size of a Diptyque candle. A while ago I had a small size of the Jasmin candle and let me tell you that candle smelled absolutely amazing. The only problem is have you seen how expensive those candles, in all honesty though I definitely think they’re worth the price tag.

The Spring Water

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A facial mist is something that has always intrigued me and when I spotted the La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water I snatched it up and haven’t looked back since. As a brand La Roche-Posay has continually sparked my interest in their skincare range – from their micellar solution to the beauty blogger classic Serozinc.

This spring water has become apart of my daily skincare routine – morning and evening. A step in between cleansing and moisturizing I thought I never needed is now something I can’t seem to live without. The coolness of the spray instantly refreshes your skin leaving you wanting more or in this case spraying more. This product is ideal for people with skin on the drier side as there is an almost instant boost of hydration.

There is no denying my attraction to this spring water but with the good comes the bad. The spraying mechanism lets out a rather large amount of the water at once which means it pretty much goes everywhere. I can assure you that the tops of your shoulders will feel damp after using this so normally I have to go in with a towel and dry up.

My verdict regarding this product is that it gets a A+ in my skincare book. I’m not sure if it’s a must have for everyone to have in their skincare cupboard but it is definitely for me. Next time I’m browsing the skincare aisle I’ll for sure be picking up a backup of this.

Have you tried this thermal spring water?

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