Hi all! As you can see I took a mini break from blogging the last few days – not intentionally, but it’s been busy times over here!
Summer is winding down…I know we technically have until September 22 but let’s face it – our Canadian climate simply doesn’t want to give us the real summer experience until then. Keeping that in mind, I’ve been trying to really soak up these last few weeks of warm days and bright evenings by seeing my family, getting outside and relaxing when I can. My job really gets busy once September 1 hits so I’m all about savouring the days I can actually start work at 9 and leave at 5 (they’re rare, but they happen now – not in the fall)!
I have mentioned here before though that I’m a fall baby, and it simply is my favourite season. So even though it’s a bummer summer is almost behind us, I’m always one to welcome autumn with open arms. Admittedly my brain has already started transitioning and the fall shopping has begun, including boots, some new skirts and tops and a new Kate Spade bag I got in the sale they recently had on. I couldn’t help myself.
It also means I’ve started wearing some of my go-to fall beauty looks. They’re my favourite! Deep red lips with fresh porcelain skin (it’s a season that embraces my pale skintone!), earth-toned eyeshadows and smokey eyes…I just can’t get enough. I recently grabbed Kat Von D’s new Studded Kiss lipstick in Vampira (a recent weekly want) and I couldn’t wait to start wearing it. The formula wears exactly as promised – matte, opaque and long-lasting. I still think I want to get it in the liquid lipstick formula because I just love it so much, but for a traditional lipstick this stuff kicks ass and the colour is absolutely perfect to get that deep, burgundy red that’s so fitting for fall.
My new fave. Image Source.
I’ve got lots of new products to tell you about in the coming weeks I’ve been able to try, including Maybelline’s new Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch foundation! I just purchased it this week and wore it for the first time instead of my usual foundation and oh my god – it’s honestly amazing, and even more impressive as a drugstore product. I’ve never worn any foundation that actually makes me look airbrushed. It’s so lightweight and has great coverage…gah, I can’t wait to do a full write up! Stay tuned for more info.
How are you enjoying these last few weeks of summer? Are you as excited for fall as I am?