While I much prefer the heat of Summer over the brisk Fall we’ve been having, September and October did at least mark the discovery of a few new holy-grail beauty and fashion items. Let’s get started!
The Body Shop’s newly released nail polishes can definitely play in the big-leagues. Their polish applies easily and evenly, dries fast, and has impressive wear-time. I especially love the colour “Almond Kiss”, which is the perfect neutral for pairing with your every day work-and-play attire. Other favourites? The colour “The Body Shop Green”, (an ode to the colour of their logo), and “Crazy for Blue”, a gorgeous, glossy navy.
I always find waiting for nail polish to dry so inconvenient; there are a million other things I’d rather be doing. That’s way this product has become a staple in my nail polish routine. Paired with The Body Shop polish above, my nails were fully dry in about 10 minutes, and lasted upwards of 8 days with little to no chips (which speaks to the quality of both this top coat, and the nail polish above). It’s also extremely affordable, and can be purchased for around $4.00 a bottle at Wal-Mart.
This jacket has been a part of American Eagle’s line for the past few seasons (and has come in other colours as well). I toyed with buying it in the Spring, but finally purchased it at the end of Summer. I wasn’t 100% sure that I’d get the wear out of it that I’d like to, but I was wrong. This jacket is extremely versatile (not to mention super comfortable). I’ve most recently paired it with a black t-shirt dress, and also with leggings (which you can see in this post, and on Instagram here). American Eagle offers great sales fairly often (usually around 40% off with free shipping), so be sure to sign up for email notifications!
If you invest in one pallet, this should be it. The eyeshadows are perfection: thick, creamy application, and beautiful tone and pigmentation. All you need to create a subtle day-look, or evening smokey-eye drama is in this 6-eye shadow pallet. My favourite colours are “Stark” and “Cover”, which give eyes a “no-makeup” makeup look. All you need to do is add a little bit of “Undone” to the outer corners of your eye, and your ready for after-work cocktails or a night on the town!
Newly released by NARS, these lipsticks are flying off the shelves, and all with good reason. Beautiful pigmentation and smooth application, one swipe is all it takes to obtain long-lasting lips that are sure to make a statement. The luxe packaging also includes a magnetic-closure lid. The colour I’ve been loving? Audrey: described on the Sephora website as “red currant”. In the tube, this colour looks like a darker-toned red, but on the lips, it’s much more like a rich berry or wine tone. I wore this to a recent event (where food and drink were involved), and never needed to reapply throughout the night. You can check out a picture of me wearing this on Instagram, here.
Time for some real-talk: the truth is, that every time you wear your favourite heels without socks or pantyhose, the dead skin and bacteria left behind (gross, I know) is there permanently. Shoe cleaners and sprays will help mask any build-up or scent, but the bacteria will always remain. An easy way to prevent this is by wearing these no-show socks from Payless. A pair will run you around $3.00 (they come in nude and black), and will help ensure your new shoes stay fresh for many walks and dances to come!
What have you been loving? Let me know in the comments below!