Fall Favorites Roundup

Well everyone, it is OFFICIALLY Fall (does happy dance by myself). I have put together some of my favorite things to wear, do, and drink in the Fall, enjoy! 

To Drink:

Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Go ahead, call me a basic white girl. I deserve it, especially because I am sitting in a Starbucks drinking one in my yoga pants as I type this. But sorry I am not sorry because these drinks are the bomb. Maybe it is because they are seasonal so the excitement that you can only get them for a limited time is part of their appeal but they also taste freaking good. Plus, Starbucks has added real pumpkin flavor in them this year! So if you don’t get one because you don’t want to be “basic” I feel sorry for you because you are really missing out.

Green Tea

I drink (hot) green tea all year round, but I especially love to cuddle up with a hot cup and read a book on Sundays in the Fall.

To Wear:

L’Oreal True Match Foundation

This is not news if you have read some of my other post so I won’t bore you with a repeat of my love letter to this foundation. You can check out my thoughts on it here.

Berry colored lipsticks

Fall=darker lip colors and my favorite shades are berry tones. Here are a couple of my favorite choices:

Top to Bottom: Mulberry, Touch of Spice, Divine Wine, Craft, Patina

Bite Beauty Mullberry

Maybelline Touch of Spice(matte), Devine Wine(matte).

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Craft

Stila All day Liquid Lipstick in Patina

Boots 

I got these Guess riding boots last year from Macy’s so I don’t have a link but I love these. The color just screams Fall and they are very comfortable. The only negative is that the buckle on them presses into my skin when I cross my legs (beauty is pain right?)

  

To Do:

 Pumpkin Patch 

I feel like a kid again when I go to a pumpkin patch. They are so fun and a great activity to do with the family. I went with my 2 sisters, their husbands and my nephews last year and everyone had a blast. Burwinkel Farms is pretty close to me so if you are around the Cincinnati area you should check it out. In addition to the pumpkins they have corn mazes and activities for the little ones. It is sure to be a good time!

Burn Fall Candles

Bath and Body Works Candles and I are in our own little love affair. Please don’t try and come between us, we are very happy together. J But seriously I love candles in general but there really is nothing better than being in a house (or condo in my case) that smells like Fall. I buy at least 2 (when they are 2 for $24) every year in Fall. This year I bought Sweater Weather and Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow. They smell heavenly and the scent really does linger throughout my entire place. If Bath and Body would only bring back Blueberry Pumpkin Patch and Cinnamon Sugared Doughnut all would be right with the world.

What are some of your Favorite things about Fall? Leave them in the comments below!

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Lush Cosmetics Haul

Lush Haul

They recently opened a stand-alone Lush Cosmetics store in Kenwood Towne Center. It was previously just a stand in the beauty department at Macy’s. They were having their “Grand Opening” so I may have gone a little crazy…(shocking, I know).

I discovered their Mask of Magnaminty from watching various beauty vloggers so I tried it a year or two ago and really liked it. I think of it as the original Glam Glow mask, but half the price. It leaves your face feeling minty fresh (a good thing, trust me) and squeaky clean. Oddly enough, the Mask of Magnaminty was not one of the items I walked out of the store with. But here is what I did get my hands on:

Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub

I had been hearing all sorts of good things about Lush’s Ocean Salt face and body scrub and I have been interested in trying new exfoliators so I made sure to grab one while there. Now let me preface this by saying I have a VERY sensitive face. The scrub is infused with vodka and this did not go over well with my skin. It burned, not unbearably, I could deal with it but I don’t really think that is what it should feel like. I don’t want a scrub to inflict pain on me. I want it to feel good and somewhat relaxing. But that is just me personally. The salt that is used to exfoliate just felt harsh on my skin. Also, I found it left a sticky/rubbery feel to my face when it was done. It kind of made me want to wash my face again, but I didn’t (this feeling went away once I dried my face with a towel). Lots of people rave about this product, but it just was not for my sensitive face and me.

Roots

I cut 6 inches off my hair last November (might as well have been 16 inches for me because I covet long hair). Ever since I cut it I have been trying to grow it back out. I came across the Roots hair treatment and thought it sounded promising. I usually put a coconut oil mask on my hair for a treatment (probably not as often as I should). But this caught my eye so I thought “Why not?” It is a deep moisturizing conditioning treatment that is actually meant to go on the roots of your hair (hence the name), which is really where your hair grows from. I have used it twice and so far I really like it. Just run a decent amount from roots to the ends of your hair and leave sit for 5-10 minutes. Then shampoo and condition like normal in the shower and VOILA! You have shiny, silky, and healthy looking hair!

Eau Roma Toner Water

Toner water, how I love thee. It is just so refreshing on your face and it has a smell to it that I can’t really place but for some reason makes me think of being on a beach vacation so when I spray it I feel calm and happy. It is not a harsh toner that has alcohol in it. It is very soothing, which makes my sensitive face happy.

Mint Julips Sugar Scrub Lip Service Lip Balm

So I am at the counter checking out and the cashier tells me if I spend like $9 more dollars I get the free gift. She might as well have told me I would win a new car because I couldn’t find something fast enough. I grabbed a lip scrub and lip pot from the counter and was not disappointed when I got home. The lip scrub is amazing. I have pretty dry lips, especially in the winter so I need to scrub if I want to wear a matte lipstick, my obsession in the Fall and Winter. I rub the scrub (that rhymed!) all over my lips in a circular motion and then I take a wet washcloth and gently rub the excess sugar off my lips. I then go in with my Lip Service lip balm and I am ready to go. My lips feel plump and super fresh. Definitely worth the impulse buy at the counter.

The Free Gift

Well first off, it was wrapped up like a real present (A+ Lush!) and it came with the Dream Cream Hand Cream, Sea Vegetable Soap Bar, and a Comforter Bubble Bar. I did not love the soap bar; it again left my body with that sticky feeling. I went back in with my regular body wash afterwards. I did like the hand cream and as far as the bubble bar, I haven’t used it yet but I am excited to try it in the bath very soon!

Overall, I was extremely satisfied with my products purchased. I will use the Ocean Salt to exfoliate my body instead of my face so it doesn’t completely go to waste and I am sure I will be back soon to purchase a new Mask of Magnaminty.

What are your favorite Lush products? Let me know in the comments below!

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Get to Know the Person Behind the Blog

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  1. I love making lists 🙂
  2. I need at least 8 hours of sleep at night or I cannot function the next day
  3. I am an introvert
  4. I am a homebody
  5. I’m very close with my family
  6. I have a very obsessive personality
  7. I listen to music when I am happy, sad, bored, etc.
  8. I have severe anxiety
  9. My favorite TV couples of all time are Cory and Topanga (Boy Meets World) and Pacey and Joey (Dawson’s Creek)
  10. I would usually rather watch a movie I’ve seen a million times than one I’ve never seen
  11. I play with my hair and laugh when I am nervous or anxious
  12. My biggest regret is not going to Ohio University for college
  13. I try to believe that everything happens for a reason, no matter how hard it is at times
  14. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Communication
  15. I am 5’6″
  16. I’m a Taurus
  17. I  over-think everything (even this list)
  18. I’m usually late on trends because it takes me awhile to like them
  19. I had an extreme obsession with Britney Spears when I was younger. So much that I glued a bendy straw to headband to create a “microphone” and would sing her songs in front of my mirror
  20. I am obsessed with long hair and mine cannot grow fast enough
  21. I have a fascination with actors, actresses, and their lives behind the scenes
  22. I love watching TV and movie bloopers
  23. I love singing in my car
  24. I hate making small talk
  25. I think I am an awkward person
  26. I like the experience of drinking coffee the same, if not more, than the taste itself
  27. I am a hopeless romantic at heart
  28. I do not watch sports (even if I am at a game, I’m usually not paying attention. It just does not interest me and I don’t know why)
  29. I may or may not have a small shopping problem, especially with makeup
  30. I love buying new books to read, so much that I have a stack of books waiting to be read
  31. I do not like to watch scary movies
  32. I like to write poems
  33. I could spend hours reading the “quotes” section on Pinterest (really just Pinterest in general)
  34. I love watching home movies, even if I’m not in them
  35. I learned to rap all the words to Salt n Pepa’s None of Your Business in 5th grade and can still do it to this day

That is all for now. Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

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