Thursday, 14 November 2013

sweater weather TAG

Hello all :)

So for today's post I decided to do the Sweater Weather Tag that has been floating around the internet world.


Instead of just giving you my answers to the questions, I took some pictures as well - so almost a review to every answer!!

Okay, here we go!!!

1. Favourite Candle Scent?

This happens to be one of my favourite candles at the moment, it will change very soon, because I am going to be purchasing all of the holiday scented candles very soon. Trying to use up my fall scented candles first though. Thus, this is my most favourite candle scent at the moment. It's Bath and Body Works' "Autumn" 3 wick candle. Website describes the scent as "A crisp fragrance blending pomegranate, red apples and fig, topped with fir balsam and cedarwood."

Initially I was drawn to this candle because of the elegant packaging. Pier 1 did an excellent job with this. Very, very similar scent to Bath and Body Works' candle "Leaves", even has a similar name - "Autumn Leaves". It is one wick, but oooo so exciting - it crackles!!! I love that effect because it sounds like a little fire is going on, and living in an apartment that doesn't have a fireplace, this candle is as good as it gets. Pier 1 Imports' website describes the scent as "Invigorating eucalyptus, woody cedar and gentle notes of clove, cinnamon  and musk - in a decorative tin..."

And finally, who doesn't love the scent "Leaves" by Bath and Body Works. Bought a bunch of these at the beginning of the season, because I even like to burn this one throughout the winter months. ADDICTED. Website describes the scent as "Golden nectar, juicy mandarin and red apples are spiced with cinnamon and harvest berries."

2.  Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate?

To be perfectly honest, I really do like all of those. But if I had to pick, it would be coffee right now, seems to be the number one thing I order at Starbucks...only because I happen to be in love with the Pumpkin Spice Latte...along with the rest of the world. What I brew at home is Starbucks' Blonde Roast coffee - I do not like my coffee super strong, and this is their weakest one.

Tea would be my second favourite, as I rarely drink hot chocolate. This is my favourite tea flavour at the moment - Stash's Cinnamon Apple Chamomile Tea - it has just been perfect for these chilly autumn days and tastes a bit like apple cider :)

3. What's the best fall memory you have?

Hmmm, this one is tough, I think the one I remember most when I think of the autumn months is based mainly around Thanksgiving. There was one Thanksgiving at my parent's old house, where we lived near a bunch of my friends from elementary school. I was in grade six, so bed time was a little later and I was allowed to venture on the street we all lived on with my friends (without parents!!). I remember my grandparents were over for dinner, and we had a lovely time - great food and good visits.When they were getting ready to leave, I remember my friends came to the door and called on me to come play outside, and I was allowed to go for the first time - while it was later on in the evening . We didn't really do much but walk around and talk and do silly sixth grader things, but for some odd reason that particular circumstance sticks out in my memory whenever I think of autumn and Thanksgiving. 

4. Which makeup trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged liner?

I do love both trends. But my every day makeup look doesn't contain winged eyeliner anymore - I have been going for very neutral looks. So I would have to say, dark lips - considering my lippy collection does have a lot of dark lip colours. What is in the picture above is Milani's Lipstick in Sangria - a review will be up of that soon :)

5. Best fragrance for fall?

Well, I don't really have very many options within my collection of fragrances, simply because I am trying to use up all that I already own, in order to have the excuse to buy all new ones! So right now, I would have to say my best fall fragrance is Bath and Body Works' "Dark Kiss" perfume. I never wear this one in the warmer months, it just seems like a 'sweater weather' type fragrance. Website describes fragrance as "A tempting blend of black raspberry, Mirabelle plum, amber, dark vanilla bean and sensual balsam."

6. Favourite Thanksgiving food?

I love it all. If I had to choose, it would definitely be stuffing and gravy - I could live without the turkey and the potatoes and the vegetables - the thing I crave the most is definitely stuffing. My mom, she just cooks the best stuffing ever! <3

7. What is the autumn weather like where you live?

Cold. This fall has been surprisingly okay...still cold, but not as cold as is just starting to get really cold and rainy now.

8. Most worn sweater?

I am totally in love with cardigans, but recently went shopping with my friend at Ardene's and found some shawl/poncho like things and fell in love with those as well. In the picture above are my favourite sweaters at the moment. The top olive coloured one is a cardigan and the other two are the shawl/poncho style ones.

9. Must-have nail polish this fall?

I love love love nail polish. I don't have one that I can pick, I just don't. So I chose four!!! Top is O.P.I.'s "Every Month is Oktoberfest" (have an earlier blog post on this: ), next is Revlon's "Fall Mood" (suits the season perfectly I, the classic red one is O.P.I.'s "All I Want for Christmas (Is OPI)" (going to be wearing this a lot throughout the winter season - blog post will be up in the next month), and then last but not least Essie's "Merino Cool" (have an earlier blog post on this as well: ).

10. Football games or jumping in leaf piles?

I don't really do either...I live in an apartment so I don't have to rake any leaves, plus I've jumped into a leaf pile and was joined by a few frogs, and that really freaked me out. So...I'm going to have to say football games. My boyfriend is a huge football fan...I don't really watch all the games with him, but I must say I do enjoy the super bowl gatherings we have or attend - always good company and good food!

11. Skinny jeans or leggings?

Leggings, leggings, leggings. You rarely find me in anything else...especially since you can find pretty printed leggings anywhere. Or you can choose leggings that are a colour different from the typical black colour you would think leggings come in. Above are my favourite leggings to wear - one pair that's printed and one pair being an ox blood red colour (love that colour in the fall). I purchased both pairs at Target.

12. Combat boots or Uggs?

I do own both, but I definitely prefer combat boots. I find they are better for walking in and are much more water resistant. The boots I have showing above aren't your typical combat boot, but I'm going to make them count anyway. I love the buckles, and they only go up halfway on your calf. They also have faux fur on the inside, which keeps my toes nice and toasty throughout the chillier months. Purchased these on - model is GALE, and I believe they are still available on the site. This website happens to be an amazing place to get shoes/boots on the cheaper side.

13. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?

My First Ever Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks...Had to log it with Instagram!
YES! All I have to say.

14. Favourite fall TV shows?

I am going to be putting up a blog post of all the television shows I am working my way through at the moment, but I will list my most favourite of them all right now: The series "Arrow" happens to be my most favourite show out of everything I watch right now. It is a 'super hero' type television show, but it is very, very well written, and can I just mention it has one of THE most hottest and built lead characters. I suggest you check him out ladies!! And following Arrow, would probably be the series "The Walking Dead". I just recently started to watch this series, and let me tell you, I caught up really fast. Could NOT stop watching it and now I'm sad that I'm all caught up and can only watch one episode a week *tears*.

15. What songs really get you into the fall spirit?

Phew, there we are finished! If you made it all the way to the end, congratulations, that was definitely a long one. Took me a long time to type it all out, so Thank You!

I TAG all of you to do this as well! It's quite a lot of fun :)

cheers&&enjoy all of this 'Sweater Weather'!

amy, xoxo. 

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