Saturday, 13 October 2012

deep autumn plums.

hello girlies,

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend so far!

I have really been enjoying wearing all of the beautiful fall colours. I have been making a combination of wearing deep, dark plums on my nails, lips, and eyes. I am just absolutely in love with this shade!

Firstly, I will start off with my nail colour:

O.P.I.'s "Every Month is Oktoberfest", is a beautiful deep, dark, plum shade, with gorgeous undertones of red and blue. Depending on which way this polish hits the light, it can have many different shades ranging from dark blue, to an almost maroon red. I LOVE the way this colour looks on my nails, a lot of people are asking me what shade I am wearing too! It's just beautiful. It is a perfect shade for the fall season, along with matches some of the other looks I have been wearing as well.

My eye makeup I have been wearing lately:

The eye shadow I have been using for the outer corner of my eyelid, is L'Oreal's Color Infallible in the shade "Burning Black". I have no idea why they called it that, I see more of a purple than black...oh well! Anyway, this eye shadow is wonderful - very pigmented, perfectly coloured - it matches almost bang on with O.P.I's "Every Month is Oktoberfest". The only downfall, I found, of this eye shadow is that it is very powdery which makes it almost impossible to have no shadow fall down onto your lower cheek while trying to apply. It's a very simple fix though, just hold some tissue where the powder will fall and you will have no problems :). 

For the base of this look, I used Maybelline's Color Tattoo in the shade "Painted Purple". I found this a perfect colour to bring out the intensity of the other shade "Burning Black". It also does a very good job at holding all the eye shadow in place, this look lasted me a whole night with no smudging.

Finally, I will finish my post with the lip look I have been deeply in love with lately:

This deep, plumy, vampy colour is M.A.C's lipstick in the shade "Dark Side". I was a little reluctant in using such a dark colour, since I do not own a dark lipstick like this. Turns out, it matches my fair skin tone perfectly. I feel awesome when I wear this lipstick, haha. It is another perfect fall colour to bring out within the season!

What are your most favourite fall colours to wear altogether?
Are you a fan of dark lipsticks?

Enjoy your Sunday <3


Tuesday, 9 October 2012

candles of the moment.

Happy October everyone!!

The leaves have now turned into fabulous shades of red, orange, yellow, && brown. Have been taking my camera outside a lot lately (got a newwww camera!!! how exciting is that?! Canon EOS Rebel T3i && I am absolutely in LOVE with it! So much better than the little Canon Elf I was trying to use. Loved that one to bits, but is in no way comparable to my new one!). Have been taking pictures of the beautiful trees && the ground buried in gorgeous colour.

Just this past weekend was Canadian thanksgiving. My family all got together at my parents house and we indulged our taste buds with a delightful turkey dinner. Was delicious!

While my parents were preparing the food, I decided to go to Bath and Body Works to pick up some candles to set the scent for the atmosphere for the get together. Let me tell you, BOY was I a little bit late in getting myself in there on time to get all the fabulous fall scents. ALL of the soaps were gone, && most of the three wick fall candles were gone as well.

Luckily, I found a small counter with some single wicked candles. They had such a pretty design on the glass && was just a perfect size that I had to get them. If you don't want the large quantity that the three wick candles have to offer, yet want something that will last a little longer than the 4oz mini candles, these candles are perfect.

They had about four scents left, cannot remember them all because I was so delighted that  they actually had the scent "Leaves" left! Picked up two of the "Leaves" scent && " two of the "Farmstand Apple" scent as well, simply because they are such a perfect fall aromas.

I'm sure a lot of you already know what the "Leaves" candle smells like already! If I had to put it into words, the smell definitely reminds me of leaves, thanksgiving cooking, cinnamon, && best of all, reminds me of Halloween altogether (which, is a great definition of the month of October). It reminds me a little bit of the scent of mulled wine as well, if any of you have smelt that before. Bath and Body Works states that the scent "Leaves" is "[l]ike an afternoon spent playing in a pile of freshly fallen leaves, this fragrance embodies all the richness of the season and features a medley of ripe delicious apples, red berries and golden nectar". Well done Bath and Body Works! As usual, their scents are very very close to the actual label on the product. "Leaves"' happens to be a prime example!

If you are a fan of going to the apple orchard && picking out the finest, freshest apples - like I am - you will surely enjoy the scent of "Farmstand Apple". Let me tell you, this is an exact replica of an apple orchard scent. The smell of apple is just so apparent within this candle! As soon as I was done typing that sentence out, I checked the description of what Bath and Body works states about this candle, && look what they said!: "This sparkling orchard favorite reminds us of a bright sunny day picking apples. Made with notes of McIntosh apple, ripe pear blossom and woodsy oak". Like I said, very apple orchard-y. 

Very pleased with these scents, lit them during the thanksgiving get together, && have them constantly burning throughout my apartment :).
 I have found the true essence of fall. 

What have you been doing to enjoy the autumn season?
What are some of your favourite Bath and Body Works candles?