Sep 23, 2010

Happy Fall!

Ah, fall.  I love this season, mostly because it means the month of October is right around the corner!  I can't wait to deck out the blog!

I enjoy autumn because of the colors, the scents and the weather.  We in Los Angeles seem to have beautiful spring-type weather all year round, but that doesn't mean I don't miss having actual seasons.  That's why I have learned to put in the extra effort into holidays since the weather doesn't make the difference.

So here are my picks for fall:

Lierac Paris Hydra-Chrono Baume Extreme, $50.00
I am obsessed with this lotion!  First of all, it's pink.  For whatever reason, I feel more inclined to put it on my face because of the color.  Whatever.  Second, my skin is never dry when I put this on! My friends, you all know how obsessed I am with skincare.  I put on all the bells and whistles before I go to bed to make sure my skin is clear, which can dry it out at times.  Using this moisturizer before applying salycylic acid treatments makes sure my skin is supple 24-7.  I also wear it when I run to the gym to keep the wind from drying my face out!  Trust me, a little goes a long way, which justifies the price (but I got mine for free -- the perk of being a beauty reviewer)!
The balm utilizes 7% Aqua-pump complex, red micro-algae and TMG, a naturla amino acid to restore your skin's natural moisture.  It also includes 5% glycerin to soften and plump the skin, and let me tell you ladies -- IT WORKS!
The best part?  You can purchase it at CVS, Duane Read or online!


Pumpkin Patch candles, Dark kiss scents
Bath and Body Works has a new line for fall called Dark Kiss: a mix of plum, vanilla and other assorted fragrances.  It smells divine.  No, really, the other day I got into the elevator and a coworker told me I smelled like an angel.  Just sayin'.
Also, I love lighting my Pumpkin Patch candle at night.  It literally smells like a pumpkin pie has been baking in the house! And considering we haven't gotten our gas turned on and we've lived in the apartment since June, there's no way we've been baking (guess I should get on that, yeah?).  Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin smells delicious as well and it even comes in this adorable Scentportable for Halloween (for your car)!


Mulled Wine
Oh lordy.  Don't get me started on mulled wine.  I don't know if it's the cloves or because it reminds of a certain "tradition" we had every November in college.  Regardless, I bought a crockpot last year solely to make mulled wine.  There are a ton of different ways to make it, but my favorite has to be from my former boss and hosting extraordinaire Rachel Hollis.  She's not only amazing at what she does, but she's a one-woman comedy show.

Lauren Moshi tees and sweatshirts
I love boys clothes.  Why?  They don't fit me particularly well, they're not flattering at all (especially with my behind), but they are so soft that it makes me feel like I'm not wearing any clothes at all.  Awesome. 
However, I found a brand that's soft and made for women!  Lauren Moshi designs pieces that incorporate an alternative form of art and unparalled fabric.  Her new line includes skulls... and anyone that knows me knows my odd love for skeleton heads!  Trust me, I don't get why either.  Turns out I'm not the only person who likes Lauren Moshi:  Reese, Taylor and Miley all enjoy her stuff as well.

Orvis Sweatshirts, $69.00
Orvis gives Lauren Moshi a run for her money with these softies.  Made out of cotton yarn with a fleece interior, you're never going to want to take this thing off.  Yeah, okay, it's a bit expensive for a sweatshirt, but you won't be complaining once you put it on!  Great for curling up on the couch or going on a brisk run.  (Note: for men and women!)


Barielle Fall 2010 Collection: Style in Argyle
I love these autumn polishes!  Aura Angora reminds me of a beautiful leaf and Wool You Marry Me? is a unique, plum-inspired take on your normal brown. $8.00 at Ulta stores or online.

Red studded scarf from Michael Stars, $54.00
This scarf won't be available until 10/15, but Oprah gave everyone a preview in her magazine.  It gives your normal scarf a little edge, so you could wear it out to a concert or on a date and feel dressed up, even if you're wearing tights and a tunic.  Scarves are an essential item for me in the fall, besides a classic trench and...

... Knee high boots!
And guess what? Target wants to make my life bank account miserable by selling various (adorable) styles for $40.00 or less.  Seriously?  I don't need more of an addiction to this place.  Another favorite of mine is DSW.
Like these for $34.99
Love these for $29.99

I'm sure I'll have more posts like this in the future... I can't get enough of the fall!  Until then, curl up on the couch in your new sweatshirt, light that pumpkin candle and enjoy a glass (or three) of mulled wine. Mmmm!

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