Today I’m doing something a little different. and participating in an “I Love Fall Tag”! I was tagged by Maggie from Blush and Blooms, who’s also a fellow Ohioan! It’s definitely fall here in Cincinnati, and I’m even questioning if it feels more like winter. Answering these questions made me realize I’m not super fun during fall, but oh well. I see it as the pregame to Christmas. Thanks for the tag, Maggie!
1. Favorite Fall Lip Product?
This actually reminds me that I haven’t bought any good lip colors for fall! I wore a nice deep red lip color last fall, but it ran out. I love wearing a darker lip for fall and winter, and think it helps hide how pale I am at the moment.
2. Favorite Fall Nail Polish?
I have two nail polish colors that I’ve been wearing a lot lately: OPI’s Malaga Wine & OPI’s Onyx. The first is a deep red and the second is a gorgeous black. One of my favorite things about fall is being able to wear dark nail polish!
3. Favorite Starbucks Fall Drink?
Due to my nut allergy, I stopped drinking Starbucks a few months ago. Yes, it was hard at first, but I’ve gotten used to it. That means no fancy drinks for me, which is fine. My mom has actually been making homemade whipped cream, so when there’s any left over, I’ll use a ton of it for my coffee.
4. Favorite Fall Candle?
I haven’t bought any pumpkin-scented candles yet, but I’m a traditionalist who loves her Yankee Candle Macintosh. You might say it’s a year-round scent, but I think the apple aroma smells extra nice this time of year! I also have an unhealthy obsession with the Thymes Frasier Fir candle. Oh. My. Gosh. this candle is seriously the best! I know this is a fall-themed post, but in my mind it’s never too early to start burning a nice Christmas scent ;).
5. Favorite Fall Accessory?
Since I’m always cold, I need an accessory that will keep me warm! I love my Michael Kors black and white fingerless gloves (worn here). I’m probably in the minority of wearing gloves right now, but it’s so cold to me! I’m not sure if this counts as an accessory, but I’ve also been wearing this gorgeous powder blue coat from Trend Boutique a ton lately. It seems like we went from summer to winter, and bypassed fall, so I’ve been prepared with my warm wardrobe.
6. Haunted House or Haunted Hayride?
Not to be too much of a Debbie Downer, but neither! I’m just not a big fan of being terrified, to be honest. The last time I went to anything haunted was in 8th grade, and it was a haunted corn maze. I went with a friend’s family, and screamed the entire time, even sprinkling a few choice cuss words in there as well. I couldn’t help myself, I was terrified! I don’t like experiencing scary things, and I don’t like watching them either.
7. Favorite Halloween Movie?
Growing up, I always watched The Nightmare Before Christmas. I’ll still watch parts of it from time to time when it’s on ABC Family. Sadly, there are parts of that movie that creep me out. Yes, it’s animated, but it doesn’t take much to freak me out. As a backup option, I can never pass up a Charlie Brown Halloween special. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown anyone?
8. Favorite Candy to Eat on Halloween?
I’m obsessed with Starbursts, but only the red and yellow ones! I have an apothecary jar in my bedroom full of Starbursts, but only the orange and pink ones. I’ve eaten all the others.
9. What Is Your Favorite Thing About Fall?
I think my favorite thing about fall is all the pumpkin-flavored options out there! I always make homemade pumpkin cookies each year, and we actually make our own puree. It’s become a tradition, and gives me a good excuse to eat a lot of cookies.