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The moment I see pumpkin spiced latte’s hit the counter at the coffee shops, my heart skips a beat. It’s officially turning fall, and I could not be more excited for cozy nights curled up with my hubby with a warm scented candle and a good movie. Still not convinced to let go of summer? Check out a few fall favorites below along with a couple of inspiring fall quotes to jump-start your spirit for autumn.
“Fall Breeze and Autumn Leaves”
My skin is the first to notice the change
Where I live, the weather changes faster than the elite runners at the Boston Marathon, especially this time of year. One minute, I’m in my gladiator sandals, the next minute I’m covering myself in blankets and pulling out sweaters and scarves. Oh and my skin definitely takes a hit. My skin tells me it’s ready for a change the minute I take off my jeans. You know exactly what I mean don’t you? The 5 minute scratch session right after you pull off your jeans and your skin is so rough and dry. Oh it’s just me huh?
The minute this happens I have to pull out something that I can depend on to relieve my dry, rough skin all day. As a child my mom would lather my skin in the Aquaphor® Healing Ointment before bed and when my children were born she passed down all her mommy tips of how to best use it to care for her grandchildren. My love for the brand runs deep and we always have a jar on hand or a small tube in a bag.Aquaphor® has a NEW Ointment Body Spray that is easy to apply even on hard to reach places like your back. This spray is just what I need for the fall because it immediately soothes, and relieves dry, rough skin all day. I really appreciate how the continuous spray evenly coats my arms and legs giving my skin a radiant and healthy looking glow. The spray is fragrance free in case you were wondering – no pumpkin scent is available by the way!
“I never met a pumpkin I didn’t like”
There is no fall in my house without candles
When it comes to scented things, I am not a floral lover at all. I much prefer the fall scents, like the ones that make your mouth drool when you walk past the cinnamon rolls in the mall. Think homemade vanilla ice cream, gooey cinnamon buns, pecan pie, caramel apple, and toasted marshmallowy kind of scents. Those top my favorite scent list way beyond anything floral scented. So when fall comes around I just can’t wait to get my hands on the Pure Natural Soy Candles. I usually get Pumpkin Mocha, Pumpkin Bread Pumpkin Spice and whatever other pumpkin scent I can find. I really like soy candles because they are non-toxic since they are made of vegetable oil, have a lower melting point (so the wax itself doesn’t get as hot), and soy candles release no known carcinogens into the air.
“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.” – Bryant
There’s no lipstick like this one
Every fall I pull out my rich deep burgundy, aubergine and maroon lipsticks. This color is a really gorgeous and what I love about it most is how unique it is. The color is something between a burgundy, a plum and a brown but with a metallic finish that is just so pretty I can’t help but wear it almost every day. The lipstick comes in a jumbo pencil making the application very quick and because the color is so opaque with just a few strokes you’re good to go. It dries down to a matte finish but the metallic finish gives off the illusion of a shine and yes this lipstick will stay on all day with just a little fading around the lip line at the end of the day. I get so many compliments when I wear this color and I made sure to pick up a brand new one this fall because I don’t want to be caught without it.
As you can see I’m a very simple gal. Do share your fall faves with me in the comments below!
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