All posts tagged: fall

Fall Makeup Must Haves!

Yay for Fall makeup!! In this post I’ve listed my essential cosmetic products for the cooler months, and have tried my best to entice you to try them out as well-yeah, I’m that friend. 1- Bronzer: Even though I love cozy sweaters and warm scarfs, I’m still a little bitter that the sun has gone into hiding and with it, my tan. To keep from looking sickly {it happens to the best of us}, I like to apply a small amount of my NARS Laguna Bronzer, just for some definition and warmth. Don’t go crazy though, less is more when it comes to bronzer in the colder months! 2- Fall Eye Palette: I love playing with warmer eyeshadows in Autumn and this shadow quad by Maybelline in 02Q Natural Smokes is perfect! You can easily transition your look from day to night with these colors, and they look great with a nude lip! Not to mention how convenient it is having all the colors for one look in the same palette. I give this two …

Photo Diary: Midterms Are Over!!!!

Midterms are over and I couldn’t be more relieved. My two main concerns of the past few crazy/hectic weeks were as thus: study my little heart out, write the best midterm papers possible, and don’t OD on coffee. I managed to complete the first two, the last one is debatable-I may or may not still be twitching. To celebrate the end of the week and gloriousness that is Midwestern Fall,  I decided to head down town for the afternoon. Accompanied with my current read {The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling} and my camera I set off for my {little} adventure. The streets were full of life and the people flowing in and out of shops at an easy pace made for quite the relaxing afternoon. I am so fortunate to live in such a culturally diverse town full of many different people, beliefs, and ideas. While the pictures I captured on my outing don’t do it nearly enough justice, I think they tell, a little bit, about the amazing place I get to call home …

My Top Fall Makeup Essentials!

When I think of Fall, I think of cozy blankets, warm sweaters, leaves on the ground, and a change in my makeup routine! Changing your makeup a little from season to season is like changing your purse. You’re not going to haul that massive pink beach tote through the snow are you? Unless you are planning a pre-holiday vaycay to Hawaii, I’m going to go with NO! Same goes with makeup. A little tweaking with your makeup products each season can make all the difference. Fall is a cooler month, so typically we reach for more neutral clothing and our makeup should compliment that. I’ve put together some of my essential makeup products for Fall 2012! 1: Cute Makeup Bag! If you don’t have one, get one. Nobody wants to borrow lipstick from someone who’s makeup is stored in a ziplock bag! 2: It’s said the eyes are the windows to the soul, and the eyelashes are the curtains. Ok, I may have made the last part up, but big, bold lashes are hot and …

Fall Favorites!

Now that Mother Nature has turned the thermostat down, its time to bundle up in oversized sweaters, soft scarves, and sip your favorite holiday drink! My favorite part of Fall would have to be the fashion. {Obvi!} I can’t get enough of the rich textures, deep colors, and festive accessories. Put them all together and I’m in Fall fashion overload, and I love it! I’ve put together a collage of some of my favorite fashion items for Fall 2012. (And yes, Starbucks is a fashion statement). 1: Oversized Sweater! Nothing screams I’m going to enjoy my evening relaxing in style like an oversized sweater. Paired with some leggings and boots, this is perfection. 2: One lip, two lips. Red Lips… I’m in love. A ruby pout is being featured on every fashion forward girl’s lips at the moment. It’s uber-classy and a definite attention grabber. If I can rock it, so can you. Trust. 3: Studs, Studs, Everywhere! This iPhone case takes rocker and merges it with function. It’s a simple way to be a …

Yummy Pumpkin Pie Martini!!

Pumpkin Lovers Rejoice! Last weekend my roommate, Dora, and I decided we wanted to moonlight as bartenders. Our first order of business: creating the ultimate fall drink! After viewing drink idea after drink idea on Pinterest, we came up with the Pumpkin Pie Martini! Just like every other Pumpkin Spice Latte lover in the U.S. of A, Fall just isn’t the same without devouring pumpkin flavored everything! Because of this, pumpkin was the main inspiration behind this yummy drink. We headed to the grocery store to get all our ingredients and got our bar tending on! This drink is great for any fall party or if you’re in the mood for pumpkin pie with a kick! Ingredients: – 4 ounces Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie Liqueur – 4 ounces Cake Flavored Vodka (We used Smirnoff Iced Cake) – A sprinkle of cinnamon – 4 ounces of milk (feel free to add more if the flavoring of the pumpkin pie liqueur is too strong for your liking) – One graham cracker square – Chocolate sauce Instructions:  -Graham …