The Fall Favourites TagMonday, November 02, 2015
I was recently tagged by my lovely friend Khila to do this tag, I love tags I think they're a great way of finding out a little more about a person. This tag as you can see from the image above is "The Fall Favourites Tag"and is all about my favourite things during Fall, here in the UK we call Fall, Autumn but for the purpose of the tag I will be using the word fall throughout this post.
1. Favourite Fall Candle
2. Favourite Fall Lip Colour
This is such a hard question for me, I love lip products and own a lot so to narrow it down to just one was such hard work, I've narrowed it down to 2 with 1 being drugstore and 1 high end, both are red too, I love red lips over autumn/winter, I do like berry tones too but theres just something about a red lip and even if I'm not wearing much makeup a red lip makes all the difference. My first choice is my favourite drugstore red lipstick and it's the Kate Moss by Rimmel lipstick in the shade 22.
Number 22 by Kate Moss is a gorgeous bright and vibrant red, the staying power is fantastic even with eating and drinking it's a stunning shade and I love it, it has a satin finish so has a nice sheen to it without being overly glossy. Next I have my high end favourite red, it's the MAC Lipmix in the shade Red, I never hear bloggers or you tubers talking about Lipmixes and they are a fantastic product, I have a variety of different shades and they are all stunning and they can be mixed to create new shades. The wear time of the Lipmixes is absolutely incredible, I adore my Lipmixes. I am going to write a post about my collection of Lipmixes and create some of my own shades too so keep an eye out for that post.
The Lipmix is a matte finish lip product and needs to be applied with a lip brush, it really is stunning and I cannot recommend the Lipmixes enough.
3. Favourite Fall Drink
I'm going to appear really boring now!! I don't drink hot drinks at all so don't indulge in the lovely sounding drinks that are launched each Fall at Costa Coffee and Starbucks I'm afraid, I drink Pepsi Max or water and sometimes enjoy a glass of White Grape & Peach high juice cordial from Asda but unfortunately I sound extremely boring right now, so moving swiftly on...
4. Favourite Fall Blush
I love blush and again this was such a hard choice to make but there is one blush I always reach for at this time of year and throughout the winter months too and that blush is Mocha by MAC.
Mocha is a stunning shade and one that goes well with any lip colour, it is beautiful worn all year round but I mostly wear it throughout the autumn (fall) and winter, it gives a beautiful flush to my cheeks and looks lovely, it is a matte finish and very pigmented and it isn't chalky or powdery at all, I love MAC blushes they are incredible, they last for years and are fantastic quality, I have had Mocha for over 2 years and use it all the time throughout the autumn/winter months and I've not yet made a dent in it.
5. Favourite Fall Clothing Item
I love to wear boots in during Fall and the boots I wear are Ugg boots and ankle boots, I tend to gravitate towards a more chunky style ankle boot and last year got some lovely ones from New look but they do hurt a bit after a while so I recently bought some ankle boots from Primark which are chunky but with a much lower heel, they look great with both leggings and jeans but also skirts and dresses.
And the best thing about my boots is they were only £13.00 which I think is a brilliant price for a pair of boots. I also wear my pleather jacket a lot throughout fall, it has a quilted lining making it warm enough to wear when the weather gets colder, I've had it for quite a few years now though and think that next Fall I'll have to replace it. I also love to layer up with cardigans and wear big chunky scarves or snoods, in the photograph below I am wearing my pleather jacket, with my black Ugg boots and a big chunky snood that was from Primark and a chunky cardigan too.
6. Favourite Fall Movie
My favourite film or movie of all time is Dirty Dancing so I cannot not mention that but I love it when all the horror films are shown on Sky and the TV over the Halloween period, we like horror films in our house with Simon and Lissy being huge fans, I have to mention Halloween the film with Jamie Lee Curtis, its an oldie but a goodie and always on TV at Halloween, I also like the Saw films and love the Purge 1 and 2 so I think those would be some of my favourites.
7. Favourite Fall TV Show
I think I would have to pick The X Factor for this, every Fall The X Factor starts a new season and we watch every week, I'm not sure how I feel about this years X Factor so far but we'll see. I have also recently started to watch Pretty Little Liars, I am very late to the party on this one but I am enjoying it so far.
8. Favourite Thanksgiving Food
Being from the UK we don't celebrate Thanksgiving but at this time of year we start to have more warming meals as the weather gets colder like casseroles and stew and dumplings and I love things like that, Simon is a fabulous cook and makes the most delicious meals, his stew and dumplings is to die for!
9. Favourite Halloween Costume
I don't have a favourite Halloween costume as such, we didn't go to a Halloween party this year, we were invited to one at my friends sons house, he and his partner held one but unfortunately I'm not up to partying at the moment health wise, last year we were out for a meal so didn't dress up but in 2013 for the party we went to myself and Simon dressed as zombie school boy and school girl, it was a really cheap outfit to put together but looked quite effective, my eldest daughter is a MUA so she transformed us with face paint and sfx makeup.
As I said my daughter is a professional MUA so I thought I'd also show you some of her Halloween make up looks as these are my favourites out of all the looks she has created over the last couple of years, she is very talented and self taught too, we are very proud of her.
So that's my Fall Favourites Tag, I hope you enjoyed it.
Thank you for reading, much love as always