The Fall Tag!

fall

Hi everyone!  How was your weekend? It’s a bit chilly this Tuesday and I for one, am welcoming cooler temperatures.

Speaking of cooler weather, I saw this tag on Nicole’s site PrettyRuffLife (who by the way is hosting a giveaway) and thought it would be a cute post for today.  Let’s jump into it!

What is your favourite Fall colour?

I would have to say orange (in all its variations), burgundy and red-hued browns. These make for lovely eyeshadow colors.

What is your favourite Fall lip product? 

I would say that a good lip exfoliator is key during fall.  I don’t really stick to wearing certain lip colors for fall but no shade looks good with flaky lips so I make sure to keep handy my Sara Happ Lip Scrub. This stuff is ah-mazing!

What is your favourite Fall accessory? 

A scarf and nice coat.

What is your favourite Fall nail polish? 

A dark, vampy nail color is always fun and OPI Linkin Park After Dark fits the bill.  I also love orange shades like OPI Chromatic Orange and though I have’t tried this one yet, the curry yellow shade, Never a Dulles Moment, from the Washington DC OPI collection looks so unique and fun.

What is your favourite Fall scent? 

Anything that has cinnamon mixed in.  So weather it’s pumpkin cinnamon or apple cinnamon, I’m in.

What is your favourite Fall fashion?

Boots, coats and comfy leggings. I’m also a huge fan a warm fluffy socks.

What is your favourite Fall Starbucks drink? 

I don’t indulge in them often but I have a few.  The first is of course, the ever popular Pumpkin Spice Latte.  I’m also loving the Chile Mocha Drink they have this year and nothing beats a classic and luxurious hot chocolate.

What is your favourite thing about Fall? 

Cooler weather, leaves changing, candles, leggings and the scent of fall offerings and the seasonal treats.

What are you being for Halloween? 

I’m not sure yet but in the past I’ve dressed up as a zombie and the Evil Queen from Once Upon A Time.

What is your favourite fall hairstyle?

I have no clue what fall hairstyles consist of but the quickest thing for me is to throw my hair in a bun so I guess I’ll say that.

That’s it for this post!

What are your favorite aspects of fall? 

Stephanie

July Favorites 2016!

July Favorites

Happy Tuesday and second day of August!  How was your weekend?  If you follow me on Instagram, you got a sneak peek of a new exciting opportunity that’s happening in my life.  I’m setting up shop inside a studio and will be offering skin treatments twice a week very soon!  I am so excited and nervous at the same time.  Those who know me know that it has been a very bumpy road for me in the esthetics arena but here I am and I am so thankful that God has provided this opportunity for me. 🙂

Here’s a picture of the room I’ll be renting.

Facial Room

In other news, July has come and gone which brings us to my monthly favorites post.  Ready to see what I’ve loved this month? Keep reading!

Sol de Janeiro Brazillian Bum Bum Cream 

I’ve seen this item floating around on Instagram and has been recommended by a few beauty blogger friends so I picked one up while I was at Sephora. A blend of guaraná, nourishing cupuaçu butter and coconut oil helps your body look and feel its smoothest and tightest. I love the coconut smell of this and how it provides skin with intense hydration.  The texture of my legs looks a bit smoother so who knows what will happen with continued use.

Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne 

I received this last month for my birthday and I absolutely love it.  It’s woodsy without being overpowering and perfect for any season if you ask me.

Jo Malone Mimosa and Cardamom Cologne 

Along with the Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne, I got a sample of the Mimosa and Cardamom one and it smells so delicate and nice.  Based on the suggestion that you can layer the fragrances, I blended it with the Wood Sage and Sea Salt and guys, it’s such a great combination.  With scents of mimosa, cardamom, tonka bean, sandalwood, heliotrope, Damask rose, it softly mellows out the woodsy aspect of the other cologne if you want a more subtle and sweet version of the Wood Sage and Sea Salt.  I highly recommend it.

Benefit Cosmetics Dew the Hoola Soft Matte Liquid Bronzer 

Featured in my July Play! by Sephora bag, this liquid bronzer is very easy to use and looks natural on my skin tone.

Marcelle Xtension Plus Curl Mascara 

A sample that came with my July Birchbox, this mascara does not leave my eyelashes clumpy and does a nice job of providing a fan-like effect.

MAC Powder Blush in Melba

Another item from my birthday haul, I’ve been using this blush almost every single day because it just looks so natural and blends in effortlessly.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Shine Lipstick in Fairest 

The last item on here from my birthday haul, this lipstick is sort of like a MLBB shade that’s just a tad darker. I love using it alone or layered over my ColourPop Echo Park liquid lipstick to create a customized shade that has a little bit more shine and hydration. The magnetic cap is a neat feature.

9Round Kickbox Fitness 

At the beginning of this month, I joined 9Round Kickbox Fitness and though I leave looking like a super sweat drenched mess, it’s also a lot of fun.  With all that goes on in my life at times, it feels so good to just punch out your frustration. There are no class times which is nice because you can pop in anytime you have 30 minutes to work out and be done or do some extra rounds.  Plus the owner, Dan, is very helpful and has modifications available in case you need it, which I do at times.

July Favorites End

That’s it for this month!  What are your favorites and do you have any advice/suggestions for starting your own business? Let me know in the comments below! 

Stephanie 

Current Workout Playlist 2!

Music

Hi everyone!

I’ve decided to compile another music playlist that will (hopefully) keep you moving throughout the summer. Enjoy!

Chris Brown- Turn Up the Music 

Lady Gaga- Applause 

Fitz and the Tantrums- Handclap

Linkin Park- Habit

Rise Against- Satellite 

Billy Idol- Rebel Yell 

Usher- More 

Ricky Martin ft Pitbull- Mr. Put It Down 

Sia ft Sean Paul- Cheap Thrills 

Nadia Ali- Rapture (Avicii Remix) 

Calvin Harris ft Rihanna- This Is What You Came For 

Kaleo- Way Down We Go 

Tell me, what’s on your playlist at the moment? 

Stephanie 

Out Sick For the Week!

out sick

Hi everyone!

First of all, I’d like to thank you for all the birthday wishes I’ve received this past week/weekend!  It really made my day. 🙂  I haven’t responded to them here on the blog but I will get to them soon enough.

Unfortunately, I came down with a sinus infection and I’ve been feeling super tired and drained. But if all turns out okay, I’ll be back next week.  In the meantime, you can always keep up with me on Instagram to see the latest and greatest in my life.

Thanks so much for the support! 

Stephanie