• Some Autumnal Favourites

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    I’ve always loved autumn. It gives me a feeling of warmth and coziness, not to mention the TV shows I love make a return, I can dig out my jumpers and scarves, curl up on the sofa with a blanket and oh, eat cake.  It’s just so comforting and we all need that from time to time.  I also like to think of it as an opportunity to take stock of the year so far.  Autumn is a stark reminder that the year is soon coming to a close and I find I get a sudden surge of motivation to make things happen and to tick things off that list.

    Of course, it’s also that time of the year when I get an excuse to dig out those vampy nail varnishes as well as not feel bad about wearing a warm-toned neutral eyeshadow, yet again.  So, with autumn now well and truly underway, I’m sharing my favourites that get me into that rustic, autumnal vibe.

    Dolce Vita Eyeshadow palette by Charlotte Tilbury & Lorac Pro Palette, Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon in bronzed Garnet & Mac eyeshadow in sketch

    I’m probably not the only girl who collects a variety of warm, neutral eyeshadow palettes.  I’ve got a fair few and those with the orange and red undertones, in particular, add a twist to the more traditional smokey eye look.  I’ve got a number that I’m reaching to now such as the Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in The Dolce Vita, which has a stunning mix of colours.  It’s always the reddish-brown on the top right that stands out to me and I love blending it into the outer corners.

    Charlotte Tilbury Luxury eyeshadow palette in the dolce vita

    Centre: Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palette in The Dolce Vita

    The Stila Eyes are the Window Shadow Palette in Soul is another favourite of mine for this season as it has a mix of shimmers and mattes in gold, plum and chocolate-brown tones.  You can read my review on this palette here.  I’m also trying to use those forgotten about palettes lately and I don’t really know why my Lorac Pro Palette has gone untouched up until now.  Garnet, Sable and Espresso are gorgeous autumnal shades with Taupe brilliant to blend into the crease and Gold and Champagne helping to brighten things up a bit.

    Stila Eyes are the Window shadow Palette in Soul

    Stila Eyes are the Window Shadow Palette in Soul

    Lorac Pro Palette

    Lorac Pro Palette

    For the single shadows, I always come back to my MAC Eyeshadow in Sketch for that über pigmented reddish-brown with a plum undertone.  It works beautifully in the crease, as well as the outer corners and for swatches you can see my post here.  I’ve also mentioned my love for the Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencils before and Bronzed Garnet, in particular, is perfect as it has a golden, reddish undertone.

    Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon in Bronzed Garnet & MAC eyeshadow in Sketch

    Centre: MAC Eyeshadow in Sketch and below: Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencil in Bronzed Garnet

    Nail Inc Nail Polish in Tate & Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Rouge Noir

    From left to right: Nails Inc Nail Polish in Tate & Chanel Le Vernis Longer Nail Colour in Rouge Noir

    Autumn is when the vampy nails come out and no surprises the Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in the cult classic Rouge Noir takes centre stage.  For a slightly brighter and more reddish plum, Nails Inc Nail Polish in Tate is just as pretty.

    It’s not only the makeup and beauty colour palette that changes.  With my summer clothes effectively stored away, the jumpers and cardigans are all within easy reach now and as always there is a lot of black, but I’m also drawn to mustard, greens and burgundy – a great way to add a splash of colour.

    Mustard jumper and green and burgundy cardigansBlanket scarf with Viktor & Rolf Bon Bon eau de Parfum

    Talking of a splash of colour, this checked blanket scarf is a year old from Accessorize, but by far my favourite.  I love the bright fuchsia pink, navy and mustard colours in this so even when I’m feeling cold in the house and need something to warm me up, I can still look stylish!!

    I do love my tea.  It’s certainly a very British thing and this “hello gorgeous” mug from H&M Home is my star buy.  I’m sure it’s for cappuccino or lattes but since I don’t drink those I make my tea in it instead and get that cafe feel at home.  I should probably throw in some marshmallows too!

    Hello Gorgeous MugCardigans and nail varnish

    Even better is a candle burning in the background.  I’ve yet to buy a Jo Malone or a Diptyque candle and instead just stick to high street buys.  As much as I love my luxury purchases, I can’t seem to justify spending a crazy amount on a candle.  This Dark Orchid & Patchouli Fragranced Round Candle Jar is only £6 from Next and is the perfect autumnal scent for the home: warm and sweet.

    Viktor & Rolf Bon Bon eau de Parfum & My Burberry eau de parfum

    From left right: Viktor & Rolf Bon Bon eau de Parfum & My Burberry eau de Parfum

    Next Dark Orchid & Patchouli Fragranced round Candle Jar

    Lastly comes fragrance.  As the weather gets colder, I go for the more warmer perfumes but I still like those floral notes to be at the heart of my fragrance.  My two favourite autumn scents are Viktor & Rolf Bon Bon eau de Parfum, which is a sweet caramel concoction and My Burberry eau de Parfumwhich is more of a floral with a warm, candy base.  Both are not too overpowering or sickly sweet either.

    So it seems like I’m pretty much set for autumn, but what about you?  What you are you enjoying this season?

    Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon in Bronzed garnet




    1. October 16, 2017 / 4:06 pm

      It’s such a pretty palette x

    2. October 8, 2017 / 3:19 pm

      I really need to test that perfume out x

    3. October 8, 2017 / 3:19 pm

      Yeah I only managed to get this when i went to the US otherwise it’s hard here in the UK X

    4. October 8, 2017 / 3:16 pm

      They are both lovely palettes x

    5. October 8, 2017 / 3:09 pm

      I know what you mean, these need to be worn lightly x

    6. October 8, 2017 / 3:07 pm

      YeahI pretty much wear neutral eyeshadows all-year round x

    7. October 7, 2017 / 8:21 pm

      Yes much fancier with that! x

    8. October 7, 2017 / 8:21 pm

      I love Armani Diamonds so must try that one xx

    9. October 7, 2017 / 8:20 pm

      Yes it is a stunning palette x

    10. October 7, 2017 / 8:19 pm

      Ahh thank you. I did still see that mug in the UK the other day – shames it’s sold out in Finland it is pretty for sure x

    11. October 4, 2017 / 3:38 pm

      So happy it’s finally Autumn. I love this time of year too.
      That Stila palette is such a goodie – one of my favourites


      • October 5, 2017 / 12:19 pm

        This Stila palette is gorgeous x

    12. Roxana
      October 4, 2017 / 2:58 pm

      Amazing post! loved it and also your pics are great and in perfect melange with the text! I also love the colours from CT and the nail polishes. <3


      • October 5, 2017 / 12:17 pm

        Thanks so much. Gotta love a dark nail in autumn x

      • October 5, 2017 / 12:14 pm

        Rouge Noir is just stunning x

    13. October 4, 2017 / 7:56 am

      So many beautiful products here! I need to dig out my Lorac Pro Palette and use it more. I need to check out the candles in Next and smell both of those perfumes. Beautiful photos, as always! xx


      • October 5, 2017 / 12:10 pm

        I don’t know why my Lorac Pro palette had been neglected. It has so many lovely shades x