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The Autumn Blogger Tag 2015

Today my post is the autumn blogger tag! I’ve been wanting to write the tag for so long now as you know just how much I adore the autumn (or fall, depending on where you live). The tag isn’t specifically beauty related, but more of a whole autumn favourites post. I hope that you enjoy having a read!

Autumn Blogger Tag 2015

1. Ok we’re talking coffee’s – what’s your favourite seasonal drink from Starbucks/Costa/Cafe Nero etc?

I hate to add to the biggest Autumn drink cliche but I really do love a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks! If you follow me on my social media, you’ll know my PSL game is STRONG! As soon as they’re released I’m there. With bells on. And hit me up with the whipped cream topping too – if you’re gonna do a PSL, you gotta do it right, right?!

2. Accessories – what do you opt for, scarf, boots, gloves?
I’m all about the boots! I love boots and my favourites recently have been a pair of Rocket Dog cowboy style boots that I’ve almost worn to death and a beautiful pair I got from Topshop many moons ago which definitely add a few inches to my modest height. Autumn is usually my favourite time to find a cool new pair of knee high boots – I usually opt for brown – but I haven’t quite gotten around to it just yet this month.

Leather gloves

3. Music – what’s your favourite music to listen to during Autumn?
I quite like a bit of wallowing on those cold, crisp and sometimes even rainy days. I opt for music artists that soothe the soul like Nina Simone. I also really love listening to swing, jazz and soul but I can’t leave behind my favourite Johnny Cash records for long either – I like to listen to him when I feel sad or unwell as his songs remind me of my dad and somehow that’s comforting. Usually, I’m only a few doors away from my dad as we work in the same area but still, I find it relaxing!

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My well-loved Topshop boots

4. Perfume – what’s your favourite scent for this time of year?
My absolute favourite and signature scent never fails to enchant me every time I wear it but it’s especially special in the autumn and winter. It’s described as a provocative, audacious, unique and glamorous scent and that’s exactly what I feel it embodies perfectly. With a wood and amber base mixed with magnolia and raspberry, it’s an absolutely gorgeous scent and one I am always complimented on.

5. Candles – what scents will you be burning this season?
Well, it has to be Yankee doesn’t it. The king of candles! I love the Candy Corn scent but haven’t actually picked one up yet. My most recent candle purchase to our home is a gorgeously scented Honey and Chocolate candle from Glade which takes me right back to winter in my university halls where my room was always full of candles and lovely and cosy!

My beautiful Lily enjoying her autumn walk

My beautiful Lily enjoying her autumn walk

6. What do you love most about Autumn?
I love making hearty parsnip soups and taking crisp, cold walks with my dogs. I love how everything looks so beautiful in that soft orange and yellow haze and how crunchy the leaves are when you walk along the pavements. I also really love that smell that only seems to come into the air in winter – it always excites me for halloween, bonfire night, christmas and the new year. I also really love getting home and snuggled up in my pyjamas watching movies and drinking hot chocolate and starting my christmas shopping! I love the whole feel of autumn and the promise of winter just around the corner.

One of my beautiful pooches, Alfie, enjoying his autumnal walk in the woods

One of my beautiful pooches, Alfie, enjoying his autumnal walk in the woods

7. Favourite makeup look?
I adore the vampy, glam makeup looks that always feature deep berry shades and fierce eyeliner flicks. There’s something so sumptuous about it that is just so appropriate for autumn and I love it!

Autumn makeup looks

8. What are you looking forward to most in Autumn?
I’m most looking forward to enjoying the beautiful scenery, the return of American Horror Story and of course, Halloween!

Halloween 2015 at the Divers residence. I love our Halloween tree decoration!

Halloween 2015 at the Divers residence. I love our Halloween tree decoration!

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Vivid Pink Autumn Makeup look

Here is the next part of my Autumn/Fall makeup look series! This time I decided to go for a vivid pink autumn makeup theme using one of my favourite blusher palettes from Tilt makeup to add a little drama to the eye in the form of a gorgeous pink transition shade. I used the same palette on the cheeks as a blush and added a pink lip to tie the look together. All products used in this look are listed below.

Pink fall eye

Products used

Face
– MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundation in NC15
– Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 1 Fair
– MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus in NC15
– Illamasqua Sculpting Palette in the shades: Cirrus (to highlight), Heroine (to contour) and Steal (to add warmth
– Tilt blush in Plum Princess
– MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle

Eyebrows
– No7 Eyebrow pencil in brown

Eyes
– Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 1 Fair (to prime and highlight brow bone)
– Illamasqua Sculpting Palette in the shades: Cirrus (to highlight the brow bone and inner corner), Heroine (to contour the crease and act as a transition shade), Tilt blush in Fast Track (to intensify and add colour to the transition shade) Steal (to contour the crease) and Create (to contour the crease)
– HD Brow powder in Carbon (to add depth to the outer corners and underneath along with Illamasqua’s Steal
– MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
– Illamasqua’s Slink eyeshadow (from the Complement Palette)
– MAC Zoom Waterfast Lash

Lips
– Carmex Moisture Plus Hydrating lip balm in Pink

Look out for more autumnal makeup looks coming soon!

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Pin up style Autumn makeup with berry lips

Autumn is well and truly here so today, my post is dedicated to my ‘go to’ autumn (or fall, depending on where you live) makeup look. I love strong liner flicks teamed with a berry lip for this time of year, I think it’s always an elegant and polished option and of course, very pin up which I absolutely love!

I’ll be posting a series of these short posts which will purely be to showcase a makeup look along with all of the products used to create it. I’ve tried to used colours and looks to suit all complexions so I hope you enjoy taking a look and possibly recreating some of the looks too. If you do, go ahead and tag me in them as I’d love to see them!

Pin up style Autumn makeup with berry lips

Pin up style Autumn makeup with berry lips

Products used

Face
– MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundation in NC15
– Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 1 Fair
– MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus in NC15
– Illamasqua Sculpting Palette in the shades: Cirrus (to highlight), Heroine (to contour) and Steal (to add warmth)
– Arbonne blush in Apricot
– MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle

Eyebrows
– No7 Eyebrow pencil in brown

Eyes
– Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 1 Fair (to prime and highlight brow bone)
– Illamasqua Sculpting Palette in the shades: Cirrus (to highlight the brow bone and inner corner), Heroine (to contour the crease and act as a transition shade), Steal (to contour the crease) and Create (to contour the crease)
– HD Brow powder in Carbon (to add depth to the outer corners and underneath along with Illamasqua’s Steal
– MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
– Illamasqua’s Slink eyeshadow (from the Complement Palette)
– Urban Decay mascara in Perversion

Lips
– Arbonne Lip Liner in Berry
– Arbonne Glossed Over Lip Gloss in Hyacinth

Look out for more autumnal makeup looks coming soon!

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