Fall Fun Friday’s prompt is to include fashion, beauty and accessories that are seasonal favorites or special autumn pieces.
In previous fall fashion posts, I’ve mentioned my plaid obsession and shared a wishlist for spooky inspired attire but the truth is, I don’t have much to feature fashion-wise. My biggest seasonal change may be swapping out my Indians tees for sweatshirts as the baseball postseason gets underway. Due to the extreme heat here this week, I’ve yet to even switch over my summer clothing for warmer wear. Boots, scarves, blazers and layers will come with cooler weather.One way I treat myself during October is to get a fall-centric manicure; darker colors, perhaps a playful or halloweenish vibe. Deathly Hallow-nails was my theme choice and I’m happy with how they turned out. The polish is Mood changing gel which shifts from metallic green to cerulean blue. I wanted them to last a bit longer, also I don’t have the dexterity for line work, so I had gel applied. I imagine it would be simple to replicate with the right tools and better skills than I posses. My nail color stays in the blue zone except for when I’m at work, so either my fingers are colder, or being there brings more Slytherin out in me.
The onset of sweater weather may not excite me as much as it used to, but I embrace changing my body care scents for fall, just as I do with home fragrance. The Bathing Garden is my go-to once per season and released an unexpected (to me) apple collection addition in early August.Woodland Apple- $9.75 “An 8 ounce creamy sugar scrub with added shea butter. Smells of lush rosewood blends with canded green apples and vanilla.” The infusion of shea makes a looser textured scrub than other TBG versions I’ve tried. Dusted with tiny leaves and brimming with rustic seasonal charm, this woody blend could have sprung straight from a sleepy hollow glen.The choice of green apples emphasizes the brightness of the fruit gilded with a silky sweet glaze. A rustle of crisp air whirls by murmuring of cedar and comforting rosewood. A scent I’ll wrap myself in like a cozy scarf. I regret not grabbing a matching lotion, but a handful of these scrubs remain on the website.Bobbing for Apples- “Smells of sweet candy apples, strawberries, and hints of hay and dirt.” First, I must say how much I appreciate Shannon’s generous sample sizes. A 2 oz. depth scrub is sold by some vendors and she gives ’em away. Secondly, I am in a fall fit over this scent! Freshly raked leaves, still green with earth and and wet with dew appear initially, before punchy vibrant pink apples announce their tangy presence. The scent of a glowing ray of autumn sunshine.Last I checked there were 3 of these full-size scrubs available, and if I wasn’t refraining from buying wax, I’d love to try the home fragrance too.
In retail body care news, I have all the heart eyes for the essential oil aroma trend edging out fragrance oils. When Bath and Body Works promoted new fall aromatherapy scents I got grabby hands and wanted almost all of them. My choices were Comfort– a vanilla and patchouli favorite and Bergamot, can’t get enough of that green citrusy floral musk these days. I optioned the buy two, get two event and stacked a coupon for around $20, but I’ll return for the Patchouli and Peppermint eo’s, they’re gorgeous scent standouts.
How about you? Any special products or accessories that you go for to get in the autumn mood? Please share and don’t forget to see what fun fashion, fragrance and beauty my friends are showing off this week. Find them below:
Julie @ The Redolent Mermaid
Sandra @ Finger Candy