Sunday, 10 November 2013

Fall Faves: November Edition


With fall being in full swing, I wanted to share some of my holy grail beauty products as well as some of my must-have items, that I am all about, this fall.  Some are treatment products to help deal with the cold Canadian fall, some are cosmetic colours that you are sure to see a lot of this season, and some fall under the "other" category.  Let's get right into it!


Cosmetics

E.L.F. Lip Exfoliator ($3.00)
This is my "holy grail item".  It is a sugar scrub, that gets off any "chappy-ness" that you may be experiencing with the cold weather - and makes your lips soft and smooth.  It's is always great to use before applying your lipstick, but I use it as part of my skincare routine, where I apply the product to my lips in small circular motions, wipe off any excess, and finish with some Burts Bee's Replenishing Lip Baml with Pomegranate Oil.

Nicka K. Lipstick in "Bordeaux ($1.49)
I'm definitely hopping on the "dark lip" train, this fall.  The colour is exactly what it claims to be - a rich, wine-y, bordeaux colour.  This picture does not do it justice - this brand is so affordable, and super pigmented.  They carry a wide range of colours, so I suggest you check out their website.

Nail Polish ($2.00)
Revlon Nail Enamel in "Autumn Berry" is the perfect shade to pair with Nicka K.'s "Bordeaux".  It is a deep, semi-chrome, that is "just right" - not too dark, not too red.

Revlon Colorstay Base Coat ($2.00)
I use this EVERY time I do my nails.  Especially with the dark colours, to prevent staining.

E.L.F. Makeup Remover Pen ($3.00)
Another "holy grail item".  How many times have you ladies spent a hefty amount of time on your makeup, made a mistake, and tried to remove it with a piece of tissue, your hand, and makeup remover?  Personally, I find that using a tissue and your hands makes the removal a bit unpredictable, and makes your work of art look messy.  Fear no more - this solid-tip pen is small enough to remove any small makeup mistakes, without ruining the rest of your makeup.  Up to this point I've been using it to correct uneven eyeliner wings.

Covergirl Eyeshadow in "Forever Fig" ($2.00)
A taupe-y, mauve-y colour, this shadow is great when you are building up a warm and neutral look.  When used with a primer (no primer in the picture), the colour is a great addition to any makeup routine.


Favourites

Charlotte Russe Skull Crochet Infinity Scarf
One side of this scarf is black, and the other side has a skull image crochet-ed in white, which makes for a great contrast.  It keeps me warm on a breezy day, and jazzes up any plain, monochromatic outfit.

American Eagle Long-Sleeve Shirt
I first saw this shirt when I was browsing the instagram account of one of my favourite youtube beauty sisters/team "Eleventh Gorgeous", and it instantly made the Nirvana song start playing in my head.  Ever since then, any time I saw an American Eagle, I went into "mission mode".  It was originally online, but sold out - however, during one of my trips to the US, I saw it in the sale section - jackpot!

Project Runway All Stars
Image credit - Blogging Project Runway

Is anyone else as excited about Project Runway as I am?  The all star season is always fun to watch, PLUS they have one of my favourite designers from the show - Christopher Palu.  He is a super-talented designer, and his confessionals are HI-LAR-I-OUS - He always says what the audience is thinking. So, I'm definitely cheering for "Team Chris" this season.

Leave a comment below, and tell me what are some of your fall must-haves/favourites.

2 comments:

  1. Mmmm! I am loving that Bordeaux lipstick! I've been wanting to try a very saturated berry/wine shade... however I doubt that brand is in the U.S. :-/ Ah well! I'm sure there is something similar here. :-)

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    1. You should try Nicka K cosmetics, Emily - it's based in NY, also offers a berry colour, and for $1.49 each, it's hard to go wrong!

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