Monday, 28 October 2013

My Top 5 Favourite Nail Polishes: Fall

I wanted to make this a seperate post from my Fall Beauty Must-Haves post...not really for any particular, just because I felt like it. Sooo here it goes!

#5: mark Mini Nail Lacquer in Blue Bella
Such a great dark blue for the fall; most people tend to stick to browns and purples but every now and then I like to play with blues and even golds and reds. One coat is all it takes for a long lasting-life with this nail lacquer! 
Blue Bella (right)
#4. Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Glosstini in Sangria
Just like I said, I like to play around with reds in the fall. Sangria is such a great bright red that doesn't really scream "summer", but is still a fun colour. 
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#3. Cutex in Merlot
This purple nail polish has the perfect amount of shimmer to it; it's almost got like a silver undertone to it, as well.
I've had this nail polish for a while, and it's so old that I couldn't find a picture of it online (camera is not only having difficulties with the new computer, but is not even working anymore), so I had to resort to taking a picture of it with my webcam...Please excuse my face.

#2. Cutex in Chocolate
I don't own that many brown nail polishes because I don't think they look that good on my pasty skin, but just like the Merlot polish, Chocolate has a nice silvery-shimmery undertone to it.
Again with the webcam...I tried to look cute this time.

#1. Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Wine Stain
This is a great deep purple colour; it doesn't require a top coat because it has one built in, so there's one less step to having the perfect nails for fall!
xx Mandy

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Fall Must-Haves: Fashion

This is the second part to my Fall Must-Haves posts. Today's is all about Fashion: sweaters, boots, pants, get it! So here it is!!


We all know that it gets pretty chilly in the fall, so that means it's sweater weather! I don't even know how many sweaters I own, or if I could explain to you how excited I get when I can finally where them. I prefer chunky knits: they're warm, suuuuuper comfortable, and are always cute- no matter how ugly the print may be! My favourite place to hunt for the cheapest and best sweaters are at thrift/gently used clothing stores....if you can't find any good sweaters in the women's department, try looking in the men's, that's where I usually find the best ones!

Ok so since I usually wear large sweaters in the fall, 5/7 days of the week I will wear leggings. They're a staple item for fall and you won't be pulling off the whole "leggings as pants" look if your sweater goes past your butt. A nice, simple pair of black leggins will do for those patterned sweaters, but if it's a solid colour sweater you're wearing, don't be afraid to try out an aztec print pair of leggings!

It's boots season!!!! Riding, combat, and ankle length boots are trending like craaazy right now! I think something that every girl should have in their closet is a pair of tan riding boots. They go with absolutely everything! I have a pair of bright red Doc Marten knock off boots in my room that I haven't gotten out yet, but I'm super excited to wear them again! That's about as bold and daring as I'll get in the fall and winter. Also, when wearing riding/tall boots, make sure you wear a pair of long socks that you can find in pretty much every shoe store. They complete the look!


Back to chunky knits- scarves are the perfect accessory for fall! I have 290587304957 pairs of knit infinity scarves (yes, that's a lot, I know). Not only do they keep your neck warm, but they're one of those things that can effortlessly make your outfit look 1000 times better. Now, technically you can wear hats and mitts in the fall because some days can get really cold, but I'm going to save talking about them until my Winter Must-Haves post.

Hope you guys enjoyed this post! Oh and the reason why I'm not uploading any of my own pictures is because we just got a new computer and for some reason it won't pick up my camera when I plug it in. Guess I'll have to figure out what's going on with that.

xx Mandy

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Fall Must- Haves: Beauty

Hey guys! IT'S FINALLY FALL!!! I am sooooo excited for all the fall things; drinking hot drinks to stay warm, wearing scarves, BOOTS SEASON...sorry but boots season is probably my favourite season. Alright, I think it's time to get into the must haves- enjoy!

I had to put the lips category first because in the fall I really like to play around with darker lip products, mostly reds.

Almay Liquid Lip Balm in Apple a Day
This lip balm is definitely my favourite product mentioned in this post- it's hydrating and it's the perfect colour for fall! I'm super impressed by these lip balms because they're hydrating, have a little bit of colour to them, and they aren't sticky. Can't wait to buy the other shades!

Avon Lipstick's in Pink Peach, Fiery Red, and Mauve Ice

Pink Peach, Fiery Red

Mauve Ice

I've already done reviews on these lipsticks, but I'd just like to quickly bring them up again because these colours really are perfect for fall! They also moisturize your lips and last all day!

L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick in British Red

Such a pigmented lipstick and it's literally the perfect shade of red with just the right amount of sheen to it. Here's a tip though: make sure you look into a mirror while applying it or else it will smudge everywhere.

Revlon Lip Butter in Red Velvet
 You've heard me rave about my love for the Lip Butter's so I won't go on about this one too much. This colour is such a deep red/brown that sometimes I have to work up the nerve to wear it, but I always get great feedback on it!


In the fall, I really like to keep my eye makeup simple since I want to focus on the lips more. I tend to stick to the basic winged out eye liner look, so my must-have is the Maybelline Master Precise Eye Liner Pen. It's a great thing to use if you're a beginner, and because it's a pen it's really easy to control.

Next post will be my fashion must- haves!

xx Mandy