A random thought: you can really tell autumn is here when you see squirrels running around with walnuts! Truth to be told, I haven’t seen one, but my parents did and this is a real indicator that Indian summer is far gone. Although autumn calls for berry lips, my September was all about nude. Since my sister got me the one from Essence in shade cool nude 02, my perception of nude lips changed completely. This pink undertoned nude is just right for my a bit darker skin tone. I like to pair it with Essence longlasting lipliner in shade plum cake 07, which has a pink undertone too. I just use it to line the lips, otherwise it is just too dry.
L’Oréal Paris mascaras are among my favorites, so it isn’t surprising that I bought two Volume Million Lashes Luminizer mascaras for hazel eyes that were on sale for € 3 each in Maximarket! Unfortunately, you can hardly get them in the stores now, but the Volume Million Lashes have practically the same plastic brush. It has a slightly violet formula which is supposed to enhance brown eyes. Truth to be told, it is very flattering and I’ve been wearing it non-stop throughout the whole month!
When the weather gets a bit colder and windy, my hands are the first to know. They immediately become so dry that a hand cream is a must in my bag. I’ve been loving the Almond SOS Care hand cream by Afrodita for hands and nails. Almond oil and shea butter help regenerate the skin and make it really soft, plus it has a creamy almond scent that I love. Talking about hands, I’ve also been using the Essence Caring nail oil, usually after removing the nail polish. I just need some nail care once in a while, my nails are so exhausted because of constant use of nail polish and acetone remover… and then I wonder why they are so brittle!
I also rediscovered my love for St. Ives apricot scrub, it is among my all-time favorites. It gently removes dead skin cells and somehow removes dry skin patches. Love, love!
As for the non-beauty favorites, I’ve been wearing my new poncho from Tally Wejl constantly. These colors go together with every single outfit, it really is a must-have fashion item this season. In addition to that, jewellery always plays a huge role in complementing my outfit and this H&M rose gold stud necklace goes well with almost everything too!
Last but not least, candles are a huge contributor in achieving a perfect autumn atmosphere. I’m currently using this Ikea candle that smells like fresh cookies! Which reminds me, I have to start baking soon, cinnamon cookies work just as well, they make the whole house feel like Christmas holidays :)