As the lovely Lauren is moving house this week, she offered me the opportunity to guest post on her blog. I hope all is going well with the move!
My name is Anne and you can usually find me at http://www.lindalibraloca.blogspot.com
Now that everybody seems to get into holiday mood I thought it would be a great time to round up my fall favourites. Quite a few of them will accompany me all through winter.
You can clearly spot a color theme in my picture, and it is true, oxblood has been my favorite color during this fall (and last, to be honest).
On my nails I have been wearing Essie´s "Sole Mate“"more than anything else.
I am a true Essie fan girl, and this pretty oxblood shade is everything I love: Opaque in one coat (although I always do two), long-lasting and stunning against pale winter skin.
When I want a really bold, dark lip, MAC „Dark Deed“ is my go-to color. Sadly it was limited edition, but Temptalia has a great Dupe List on her page if you are looking for a similar color. You will definitely need a lip liner with this one, and I usually color in my whole lip with the liner before applying the lipstick. That way the color lasts longer (about four hours when you aren't eating or drinking.)
The perfume I have been loving lately is DOLCE&GABBANA Intense Eau de Parfum, not only because of the pretty red and gold packaging.
It was a present from Mr. Loca, so I was apprehensive at first. In my opinion, gifting a perfume almost always goes wrong, but this is one of the rare occasions it worked perfectly well. There is a hint of citrus, flowers and sandalwood, smelling warm without being overpowering. The perfect everyday fall scent.
To protect my pout, Nuxe Rêve de Miel is used twice a day. This matte looking lip balm contains honey, known for its nourishing properties. The consistency is quite thick. If applied in the evening, I can still feel it on my lips come morning.
On my face I have been using Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair II. The heating and the cold winds take their toll on my skin, but this serum, applied every night before my moisturizer, fights redness and fine lines at the same time. A winning combo!
Non-beauty favorites, receiving a honorable mention here, are Hot Chocolate (with marshmallows, hmmm), thick knitted scarfs (oxblood, obviously, with tiny specs of glitter) and scented candles. Shown here is a small Yankee Candle in the scent "Honey and Spice". Don't be fooled by the size though, burning it for half an hour scents my whole apartment.
Looking at all those beautiful things I think it is time to cozy all up and ignore the rain against my window.
What are your favorites this season? Tell me in the comments below!