Friday, September 21, 2012

Gingersnaps, Flannel & Boots

I know I am not the only one loving this great weather that we have been having (aside from the extreme rain on Tuesday). To me this weather means the beginning of fall. And when fall is here that means three of my favorite things get to resurface: gingersnaps, flannel & boots!

Instead of making snickerdoodles as a treat for someone's birthday I decided that it was time to start delving into fall and begin making gingersnaps.  This amazing cookie is one of my favorite things to make in the fall and winter (just to clarify snickerdoodles are my spring and summer cookie and ginger snaps are my fall and winter cookie). They have a wonderful flavor and make you feel so warm and fuzzy inside! Great for eating when a chill starts developing in the air. 

With the slightly chilly weather I was even able to wear one of my lighter flannel shirts with some tall boots and skinny jeans! Definitely one of my favorite ensembles! The shirt and the jeans I am wearing are from Cabi. They are so comfortable and fit amazingly! 

My boots that I have on are from Aldo. The other boots that are spread around are from: Aldo, Ninewest, Piperlime (Cynthia Vincent), Ann Taylor, Clarks and various pairs purchased at Macy’s, Off Broadway and Nordstrom Rack. 

I love doing a fresh luminous look for the beginning of fall and not totally bringing out the fall and winter shades just yet. So I chose some bright pinks to do all the talking and did a very simple eye. Btw this is also a great trick for a super quick look that looks very put together and show stopping but doesn’t take up your whole morning. 

Doing a bold lip is the best way to have a beautiful face of makeup that can truly be done in five minutes. Start with the foundation and work it into your skin with your fingertips (Diorskin Nude Foundation). It gives a beautiful flawless look to your skin without it looking like you have on foundation. Next conceal if needed, dust a bit of translucent powder on areas where needed (to ensure there will be no creasing later) and warm the face with some bronzer (Bobbi Brown in Golden Light). 

For the cheeks use a bright pink and dust it on the apples of the cheeks and blend out toward the hairline slightly (Dior Blush in Rosy Glow). For the eyes put some black liner in your lash line and use an angled brush to smudge out a bit into a slight cat eye. Bobbi Brown trick: over top to add more dimensions to the lash line use a liquid liner (DiorLiner). Prime your lashes (DiorShow Maximizer) and darken them with your favorite lash plumping and volumizing mascara (DiorShow Extase). 

Finally put on your lipstick (LancĂ´me Color Design in Posh Pink) and voila! you are ready to go out the door! 

Fall is coming swiftly so start bringing your boots and flannel out of hiding and stay cozy! Try out the makeup look and simplify your morning routine, so you can enjoy this beautiful weather while it is here!

Enjoy & Be Beautiful!

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