Fall/Winter Makeup Look

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Now that sweater weather is among us and the days are shorter. I find myself taking a lot longer in the dark mornings spending more time getting ready for the day. I  thought I would write a little post about what I’ve been loving. The last couple weeks I have been loving to rock a deep burgundy smokey eye look. I have a tendency to stick with what I know for face makeup and then play up my eyes depending on the season I’m in. During the summer warmer months I love going a bit more natural with  only light eyeliner and mascara. I have been loving playing up the eye and adding more warm tones with blushes and bronzer. ** Disclaimer I’m not a makeup artist and I don’t claim to be! I’m just a girl who is a little obsessed with pretty makeup things. 🙂

Here’s the products I’ve been using lately.

Maybelline New York Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser

Neutrogena Skin Clearing Complexion Perfector in “Fair 10”

Revlon Colorstay Concealer in “Fair Clair”

Cover Girl Professional Loose Powder Loose Powder in “Translucent Fair”

E.L.F Contour Palette in “Assorted”

No7 Bronzer in “Caramel”

L’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Blush in “Barely Blushing”

L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator in “Rose”

E.L.F eye primer in “Sheer”

Maybelline New York Brow Drama in “Deep Brown”

Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in “Metallic Taupe”

Revlon Colorstay in “Addictive Intoxiquant”

E.L.F Eyeshadow in “Matte for Plum”

Physicians Formula Eye Booster in “Ultra Black”

Mary Kay Eyeliner in “Black”

Mary Kay Lash Love Lengthening Mascara in “I ❤ Black”

Physicians Formula Organic Wear Bigger! Better! Lashes Mascara in “Ultra Black”

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt Mascara in “Blackest Black”

Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara in “Blackest Black”

Remember makeup is fun and all. But please remember it’s more about who you are and beauty isn’t defined in how you do your makeup. Have fun and explore! Practice makes perfect!

What is your go to Fall/Winter makeup looks? Do you shake things up seasonal?

 

 

 

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Pumpkin Picking

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One of my favorite Fall activities is the classic pumpkin patches. A couple weekends ago my friends and I decided to make the trip and  make a morning of going through a corn maze and pick pumpkins.

When we arrived we instantly were taken back by all the fun activities. A large hay slide, zip line, kid train rides, duck races, play ground, and a hay jump pit! That probably are designed for kids under the age of 7. Yet, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be like kids for a couple of hours.

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We loaded up our car on the last beautiful Fall day. In the low 60’s with a slight wind- what more could you ask for? At this corn maze every year they make a new design. This year it was Frankenstein! I was so proud- we conquered it in less than 20 minutes! What!?

I have so many amazing memories as a kid- once October comes along go to a Pumpkin Patch and picking up a pumpkin, going through mazes, and picking apples! As well as my mom would allow my brother and I to pick up a sweet treat! I remember our favorite were honey sticks!

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After we went down the slide and rode across the zip line we decided to start going through the pumpkin patch. It’s amazing how much fun it is to go through patch after patch trying to find just the most  PERFECT pumpkin! I always think it brings ownership over something when you go out and pick it out. I mean grabbing one at your local supermarket will work but I don’t think it is as much fun as the experience of picking one up at the pumpkin patch is.

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Whether you pack up your car and head to the pumpkin patch or head to your local supermarket. Pick up your pumpkins and let’s get the festivities going!

Do you like to carve or paint your pumpkins?

 

Season of Gratitude

“October is my favorite color”

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Something about this season brings out the best in people. A renewed sense of joy and a purpose in their daily life. Maybe with a change of season and seeing a fresh perspective in your daily life things change. Your attitude changes. Your mood changes. I know for me that is the case in my life. Once September 22nd comes every year- I know there is going to be something different coming. A new season. Something exciting.

Autumn it’s no surprise that it’s my favorite time of the year.  I get so excited that I don’t think my physical body can actually handle all my excitement. Everything about it. I love it! I love the smell of freshness in the air, the crunchy leaves, the warm colors, pumpkin everything, the chunky scarves… and my list could continue. Something changes in this season- yes, in the tradition of the sense something does change the nights get longer and the days get shorter. But the art of gratitude comes back. I don’t know if it’s because Christmas is right around the corner and people are trying their last ditch effort to get onto Santa’s nice list or if they are genuinely remind just how fast a year truly goes by.

During this season I want to slow down- I want to spend better quality time with my family and friends I want to bake pumpkin bars in my kitchen. I just want to spend that extra time with the people that I know are in my life for a deeper purpose. And the best way to say “thank you” is giving them my time, to let them know they are important to me that they matter. Yes, this should happen every season- but something about this season adds something different. People aren’t running every which direction aren’t always on the go or attending this or that. I find during this season people come together- around their dinner tables or loaded up in their cars chasing the peak of the perfect fall foliage.

We see the word “gratitude” or “thankful” a lot during this season.  And honestly I don’t think that’s a mistake. I do believe we need to carry those words as reminders all year long. Yet- I know it can be difficult to remember when it’s out of sight out of mind. And now is the perfect reminder.

As October is just beginning and the most magical time of the year is finally here. I start viewing things new and exciting. I am a home body by nature- I love being home. I love having that sense of security, calm, and relaxation. I have found that in a new season I have a sudden urge to de-clutter, renew, and update things. With the longer nights I tend to find more people become (seasonal) home body’s *don’t know if that’s a thing.. but just made it up.* the home becomes a hub of togetherness and warmth and a safety blanket.

Why not spruce it up a bit? Make it a place to wind down, entertain, and re-energize. I don’t think that’s why there is such a huge surplus for dinning sets and decorations this time of the year. I think that’s the case because this is what people are lacking.

It makes things new and exciting again. It’s like this time of a year is a jump start. More quiet nights at home cuddled under a blanket with a hot drink in hand deep in conversation or nestled around watching a movie. Or loading up the family in the car heading to the pumpkin patch.

Last week my friend Monica and I went on a quick little day trip to see the fall colors. Let me tell you- it’s amazing what you can find! It’s crazy what happens when you are a grown women but you see leaves on the ground you instantly want to kick or throw them up in the air.

Autumn is the season where changes are happening yet I am blindsided by the beauty around me that I almost forget that things are actually dying. Every year I reminded that Autumn is a season that reminds me that change can be beautiful. That it isn’t scary of the unknown. To slow down- enjoy the scenery.

Something about Autumn…