Things have been pretty quiet on my blog and Instagram for the month of November, and that’s because I was struggling with some personal things, and just needed to take a step back from the Internet for a bit. My head feels a little clearer now, and I feel like I can take on more things again aka my blog, which I have been happy to get back into.
I have a few different posts I’d like to do for the month of December, so I hope you’ll stick around for them. Seeing as it is already December, I figured I should start with my Fall Favourites before winter officially arrives. Here’s what I’ve been loving over the last few months:
Revlon Volumazing Mascara* Pretty much the only mascara I have reached for throughout the fall months. I actually didn’t have high expectations for this mascara, so I think that’s why I really fell in love with it. The brush shape is the real winner here, as it hugs my lashes perfectly, so I am able to coat my lashes from root to tip, and it also helps to fan my lashes out. You do need a few coats to build up the volume, but overall I love how this mascara makes my lashes look. It also does not clump, smudge or flake throughout the day, and the mascara has not dried out at all even after months of use—it still performs just as great.
Scrub Inspired Champagne Sugar Lip Scrub My lips were really chapped throughout October, so I decided to give this lip scrub a try, which I found at Whole Foods. I opted for the Champagne Sugar one, which smells and tastes like sweet lemon. It has great grit to it, and it completely softened my lips, and eliminated any dryness. I have used the Lush lip scrubs for years, but these ones by Scrub Inspired are not only cheaper, but they’re also Canadian made and don’t have any added dyes or flavouring like the Lush ones do. I also love that this lip scrub only contains five ingredients—sugar, grapeseed oil, avocado oil, sweet orange essential oil, and lemongrass essential oil.
Modèle Collagen Lip Treatment* I love how this lip treatment looks and feels on the lips. It wears like a lip balm, but also has very subtle shimmer to it, so it looks pretty just on its own, but it also makes a wonderful, moisturizing base for lipstick. Though you’re supposed to use this regularly for noticeable results, I do find this always makes my lips feel firmer and more plump, which is awesome. If you apply this three times a day, for at least a month, it claims to visibly increase lip volume by 40%, so I might actually put this to the test in the new year, and then share my results on here. Regardless of the results, it’s still a great lip treatment.
Bath & Body Works Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte Shea Butter Hand Cream I actually don’t like most of the pumpkin scents from Bath & Body Works, however, I do love this one. It has a bit of that pumpkin spice scent, but it also has a strong note of vanilla to it. And seeing as vanilla is one of my favourite scents, it’s understandable as to why I love this one. On top of that, this is a good, everyday hand cream to keep in your handbag, as it is lightweight and absorbs quickly into the skin. Unfortunately, as this is one of their fall scents, it’s no longer on their website, but I’m sure you could still find this scent in-store.
Wood Essence Pumpkin Pie Triple Candle Another fall appropriate product I have been loving is this candle, which I got from Shoppers Drug Mart. This candle has three, layered scents to it which are Pumpkin Pie, Autumn Harvest and Pumpkin Spice. I love the crackling of this from the wooden wick, as I find the sound so relaxing, and the crackling is loud enough that I can still hear it even when I’m watching a movie. This candle also burns evenly and very slowly—I’ve been burning this candle constantly and have still yet to reach the second tier.
The Haunting of Hill House As a huge fan of Mike Flanagan, I was beyond excited for this series to be released, and it did not disappoint whatsoever. As most people probably know now, it’s a take on Shirley Jackson’s novel of the same name, but instead of a paranormal investigation of Hill House, this series focuses on the Crain children, and the events surrounding their childhood at Hill House. Flanagan sets the pace slow, which I love, as it really allows us to get to know every member of the Crain family—specifically the children—as it weaves seamlessly between the past and present. The Haunting of Hill House is told exceptionally well from start to finish, and is perfectly creepy. There are also no cheap jump scares in this, however, there is one particular scene that actually caught me so off guard that I screamed out loud.
And fun fact: If you didn’t know, there’s also dozens of ghosts hidden throughout the series, which I found really creepy, as they’re hidden in plain sight, but there’s never any attention drawn to them, which makes them all the more unsettling to see.
What products have you been loving throughout the fall season?