I’m trying to avoid using terms like “Fall Transition” because I’m afraid the Pumpkin Spice Troll will find me and attack with all the PSLs Starbucks can make. That said, I’m really loving this rosey-mauvey (totally a word) polish color from OPI. It’s call Yucatan If You Want. Seriously, this color is the best. More pink than a nude, but not quite day-glow or bubblegum. And it’s not so dark it looks brown. I’m just not ready for the browns yet. I will say the one downside to this polish (and most OPI products I’ve found), it chips like a son-of-a-bitch. Seriously, THE NEXT DAY there were chips. But it’s so pretty that I just keep the bottle around for any touch ups.
As for makeup this month, ugh, here I go again, I’m starting to transition out of the more golden, bronzey (also a word) looks of the summer, in favor of more subtle, matte looks. The Urban Decay Naked Basics palette is perfect for something neutral and simple, but still allows for depth with the gradual tones. I might go digging in some other palettes for complementary shades to go along with the basics palette, but for the most part, this one is all you need for anything from just a bit of color, to a classic smokey eye.
To go along with the Naked Basics look, I’ve also given my black liquid liner a bit of a break. I’ve been using this brown eyeliner from Loreal right in my lash line. I draw a crude line and then go back and smudge the hell out of it for a hint of smokey, but not enough to make it look like I’m going full Kardashian. It can seem like a subtle change, but for someone like me who ALWAYS reaches for the jet black liners, it’s enough of a difference that it even makes the hubs say “hmm…there’s something different here…”
A coworker of mine refers to my hair as unicorn hair. It just keeps growing. I’m pretty sure the last time my hair was this long, I was still in grade school. To keep the ends hydrated, so I can go as long as possible between trips to the salon, I have fallen in love with Aussie’s 3 Minute Miracle. On the days I wash my hair, I’ll get it good and clean, and then generously slather my locks in this wonder product, clip it up, and continue with the rest of my shower routine, rinsing my hair last. It makes my hair so soft and shiny, and really does wonders for the ends of my hair, especially considering all the heat I end up using in a week to style. Also, it’s super cheap, like $3 cheap!
And now for the non-beauty favorite for the month. I received these amazing Mantraband bracelets that happen to plastered all over my Facebook feed at the moment. I love simple jewelry that is understated but beautiful at the same time. The website has so many different sayings, quotes, and mantras that would fit just about any situation that requires someone to just take a moment and breathe. I like to mix my metals when it comes to the jewelry I wear on a daily basis, so having a bracelet in each metal is perfect if I want to wear them all at the same time, or mix them up with the jewelry I already have. They are lightweight but tough. I haven’t taken off the rose gold bracelet since I got it and there is not a single scratch on it.
Alright September, bring on the Fall!