Monday 14 November 2016

A Few 'Fall' Favourites

I hope you're having the loveliest Monday (as lovely as a Monday can be anyway.)

Technically I don't know if we're actually in 'fall' anymore, but there were definitely some products during the last few months that are worth a mention over here on ASD, since they repeatedly made their way into my routine. I've got myself into a pattern of switching up my make up bag at the start of every month to make sure I use some of the gems that I often forget about, so lets raise a glass to finding old favourites!
The only perfume I've been reaching for lately is Wonderstruck Enchanted by Taylor Swift, which I was given as a gift years ago. I'm not going to pretend to be a fragrance expert since I have no clue how to describe scents, but the notes of this are described as wild berries, pink poppies, white musk and vanilla. Her original perfume (Wonderstruck) had a younger vibe than this one, which is why I think that I'm appreciating it more as I get older and continue looking for that one scent to associate myself with. Most retailers have stopped selling this now which is such a shame, but I get mine from Amazon so there's definitely still a point to me raving about this. Also, major brownie points for the packaging on this - how beautiful can a perfume box be?
Another 'oldie but goodie' that I've constantly been reaching for is the original Naked Palette by Urban Decay, which I still maintain is the best of the bunch and is my go-to for a shimmery eye look. My favourite shades in the palette are 'Sidecar' and 'Buff', a shimmery pink and a chocolate brown, which I pair with 'Naked' for an everyday eye look to wear for university. I love palettes when it comes to eye shadow, so when I find one as good as this it takes a lot for me to put it down and start reaching for an alternative.
Also on the eye shadow train, I've been loving using champagne/gold shades to brighten up my eyelid. I find it extremely strange how our makeup preferences change as we get older (thank god that they do), because before this year I never wore eye shadow during the day and now I feel naked without it. The Stila Smudge Pot in 'Kitten' is a gorgeous champagne cream shadow that I swipe over my lids in about five seconds and consider myself good to go. These shadows stay all day, so although they're a bit of an investment I would 100% recommend them to you guys. As a gold cream shadow to mix it up a bit during the festive season, I've been loving the Topshop Cream Highlight in 'Gleam', which is actually a highlighter but is way too dark for my skin tone. It works wonders as an eye shadow base or on its own though, so not all is lost!

What have you been loving lately?



  1. These all look so lovely. I always thought the seasons were: September, October, November Fall/Autumn - December, Jan, Feb - Winter??


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