This is a tag that has been doing the rounds on Youtube over the past few weeks, and having now seen that it has reached the blogosphere I quite fancy giving it a go. I don't usually do these sorts of posts, but I love getting into the spirit of the new season and embracing all the things that come with the bitingly cold Autumn/Winter weather. It's so easy to only see the bad bits (think waking up when it's still dark etc.), but there are lots of lovely things to enjoy as the night start drawing in, so why not celebrate that?
1. Favourite Autumn/Fall lip product?
It's a toughie. I have recently dug out a couple of the infamous Revlon Lip Butters in Autumnal shades, as they had been sitting in my collection and feeling a little bit unloved over the warmer months. Cherry Tart is a bright red shade, while Raspberry Pie is a beautiful berry, both being wuite sheer but buildable. However, I have got my eye on some many new lip products and have just ordered myself a Mac Lip Pencil in Cherry and a couple of Mac lippies, and I'm also planning on giving the new Rimmel Kate Moss Matte ones a go this weekend to see if they can live up to their reputation. All in all, I am all about deep berries, plums and dark reds at the moment.
2. Favourite Autumn nail polish?
Another difficult one, as this changes on a weekly basis! I adore Topshop Hidden Treasure (multi-tonal metallic green) and Essie Sure Shot (dark magenta duo-chrome), but I've popped the Model's Own Mirrorball and Winter Wonderland collections on my Christmas list as I do love a bit of glitter and sparkle to jazz up my nails, especially during the festive period!
3. Favourite Autumn Starbucks drink?
I'm a year-round fan of the Hazelnut Latte and White Cafe Mocha, but I am always tempted by the Gingerbread Lattes come the run-up to Christmas. However, I've ordered this on a number of occasions, and while sometimes it's lovely, other times it really is not, so I'm undecided on that one! Although I'm a Starbucks girl, I must admit I'm keen to try the Costa Salted Caramel Latte, which sounds just divine (although from what I've heard it's not all that either) :(
4. Favourite Autumn Yankee Candles?
I love it when they bring out all the Christmassy-scented candles. Apple Cider, Banana-Nut Bread and Sparkling Cinnamon all sound delish.
5. Favourite Autumn Scarf/Accessory?
Well, I love being able to layer up and accessorise, and I have a plethora of printed scarves to choose from! They are definitely a style saviour at this time of year, as when it gets too cold, and all you can wear is a super-heavy coat, you can start to feel like you're wearing the same thing all the time. Throwing on a scarf gives any outfit a new lease of life. I also like knitted hats, of various types - this year I am enjoying chunky-knit bobble beanies. Oh, and earmuffs are a must for blustery Autumn walks, I don't care what anyone says!
6. Haunted house, haunted hay ride or haunted corn maze?
Well, with the latter two (I assume) being American things, I can't say I have ever experienced them, and I've only ever been in a haunted house at a fairground. They can be pretty fun if you really get into the spirit of them though.
7. Favourite Hallowe'en Film?
To be honest, I'm not really all that into Hallowe'en these days and don't often bother with it any more. Don't get me wrong, I love getting into the spirit of things, but this is just one day of the year that doesn't really mean much to me. If someone is having a party or doing something special then of course I'll go, but I won't go out of my way to organise something. Christmas and birthdays, however, are a COMPLETELY different matter!
Anyway, the film. Well, I'm not the hugest fan of horror films, not because they scare me but because I just don't have the patience to watch them! Having said this, The Orphan is pretty freaky!
8. Favourite sweets to eat on Hallowe'en?
Again, not really my thing, but if there's an excuse to eat chocolate then I'll take it. I also used to love Haribo Sour Mix.
9. What are your favourite things about Autumn?
Snuggling up in a onesie by the fire with a nice hot cup of tea and a good book, having whipped cream on top of my lattes and hot chocolates and not feeling bad, being cosy in bed while the rain drums against the window pane, long hot baths and relaxing evenings in catching up on blog reading and of course, doing some blogging of my own.
I am tagging:
If anyone else would like to do this then please feel free :)