Autumn is my favourite time of year. I mentioned it a little in my Autumn post a few days ago but I decided to write about the 'I Heart Fall' tag too. I much prefer the word Autumn and I've found a lot of people from the UK have started calling it Fall too which is upsetting because Autumn is such a pretty looking and sounding word.
Favourite autumn lip products?
I need a good lip balm in the autumn as my lips dry out extremely fast so while I usually use Burt's Bees I always keep a pot of Vaseline handy in my handbag for emergencies. I love deep berry red's and plum's for autumn too so Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in shade 04 and MAC's Ruby Woo are favourites along with MUA's shade 13 and Bare.
Favourite autumn nail polishes?
I tend to stick to deeper colours in the autumn and unless I'm going out I don't use bright shades. However, since receiving Revlon's Cherries In The Snow I've loved it and worn it a lot. I've also loved MUA's deep purple toned nail varnish and Essie's Recessionista.
Favourite autumn beverages?
I'm going to be predictable and say Starbucks pumpkin spice latte with an extra shot of espresso. I can't lie, it is my favourite drink. I'm also partial to a hot chocolate in the evenings complete with whipped cream and marshmallows.
Favourite autumn scents?
I'm currently obsessed with Ritual's Sacred Fire candle in White Patchouli & Cedar Wood which I reviewed a few days ago. It's still burning strong daily and the scent is so beautiful for autumn and winter. Yankee candles in Cinnamon Stick is also a staple in my house. I'm a fan of vanilla scents but in the autumn I like to warm them up with cinnamon to add depth.
Favourite autumn fashion accessory?
I have too many to choose one. One of my favourites are 100 denier tights. I love opaque tights but I've not experimented with coloured tights yet as being a woman with quite thick thighs I don't feel they'll suit me so the staple tights are always in black. I'm fond of ankle boots, knitted berets and printed scarfs and pashminas too.
Haunted house, haunted hay ride or haunted corn maze?
Honestly, I've never done any (unless you count the haunted houses in fairgrounds which you obviously don't because they're awful) so I can't answer this. However a haunted corn maze sounds like a barrel of laughs.
Favourite Halloween movies?
Hocus Pocus because it was the first Halloween film I ever saw when I was younger and became addicted. It's a tradition to watch it at least once every October now. I also enjoy The Nightmare Before Christmas and (don't judge me, I was an impressionable child and it's stuck with me) Halloweentown. I'm a huge fan of scary films so I have a whole host of horror films in my collection but none of which I watch religiously on Halloween, just as the mood strikes me to whip one out.
Favourite candies to eat on Halloween?
Anything I can stuff into my mouth. I'm partial to Bailey's chocolate but they tend not to give that to children as trick or treat sweets. I've always wanted to try candy corn since that episode of Sabrina with the river of candy corn coming from her dining room doors? You know what I'm talking about!
Favourite autumn memory?
Last Halloween Layla and I completely forgot about sorting out a costume so I put her in a witches costume and painted eyeliner symbols all over her face. It started to rain so we stayed inside with Amelia dressed as a pumpkin and stuffed our faces with food while the girls promptly decided to jazz up their outfits with whatever was in their clothes drawers. It seems simple and boring but it's one of my favourite recent memories just because of the simplicity. Things don't always go to plan.
What are you dressing up as for Halloween?
It's Halloween today so I was originally going as my boyfriend and him as me. He's not too fond of the idea now it's here and now he knows we'll be going on a bus to my sister's Halloween party with him in a wig, dress and padded bra without being viciously drunk. I'm thinking of going as the token girl in horror films who's addicted to some sort of intravenous painkiller. Smudged eyeliner, deep purple lipstick, an all black outfit and a bandage on my arm. However, around these parts people won't even turn their heads but my Dad may have a bit of a heart attack when I threaten him to either give me chocolate or I'll egg his house.