I am absolutely in LOOOOVE with autumn – every year I fall for it again. what I love most about it is that you can start to wear your favourite jumpers (and yes I do have a new favourite jumper every.single.year.again), eat the most delicious apple cakes and drink hot chocolates for no special reason. this year I wanted to share my favourite bits and bobs with you guys.
it was freeeeaking hard to select the best to write about in my blog and I wanted it to be a good selection of different things.
autumn for me is always the start of using a teeny tiny bit more makeup to keep my (very sparely) tanned face quite a bit longer golden and bronzed. so I decided it was definitely the best choice to start with the makeup utensils I adore at the moment.
Tanya Burr is one of my fave bloggers/youtubers and so is her new makeup collection. the colours are AAAmazing and they stays on all day long! I bought loads of things from the christmas and the selfie collection, but I’m only going to talk about the bits I used almost ever day since they arrived with the post.
the season to sparkle palette is gorgeous! I know the season to sparkle seems to be christmas – but honestly, it’s NEVER (and by never I mean absolutely NEVER) too early to start A.) chirstmas decorations and B.) christmassy colours in makeup. so I used the season to sparkle palette so so many times in the last few days, because it’s simply amazing. it contains a creamy eye shadow stick in a light colour, a liquid highlighter, a super cute nude lipgloss, two beautiful glimmery eye shadow colours and one matte one.
I used the lightest eye shadow for the whole lid, the medium one to contour the outer corner and the darkest one under the eye to give it a bit of a -smokey eye- touch. when I’m a little lazy I only put on the light eye shadow stick and it looks just adorable!
the liquid highlighter is quite golden but has a nice shimmer and doesn’t look too shiny for the day – I love it! last but by no means least: the lip gloss: it is good pigmented and doesn’t stick, so that’s fine. i like to use it with another colour like a light burgundy or a cute brown tone.
all in all: altough I don’t really like the packaging of the pallette (it kinda looks like a cheap supermarket palette), Tanya Burr’s season to sparkle is going to be my autumn/winter and early spring time favourite – i can feel it!!!
let’s get to my clothing fave… since I’m back from the USA the weather has become a lot cooler and I have lived in this jacket!!! it is warm cosy and -oh so beautiful-
it has a masculin cut but fits perfectly well – and because it’s quite long it always keeps you warm and kind of let’s you feel like Sherlock Holmes, and who on earth doesn’t want to feel like Sherlock? Well, I definitely do!
you can combine this jacket with everything in your closet – it still looks amazing and attracts all the attention! I like to wear it with brown or black ankle boots and my baker-boy hat from OVS.
bakerboy hat: OVS
scarf: vero moda
boots: tom taylor
lastly I wanted to share the most delicious recipe with you! one lazy evening i decided to make a -kind of- healthy peanutbutter – i just gave a bunch of peanuts in my Philips food processor and mixed until I got the texture I wanted. it was DELICIOUS and without any naughty additions (like sugars etc.) BUT I didn’t really know what to do with it hahahaha
so I thought i’d make something tasty to munch while watching the oldest episodes of FRIENDS. I feel like you can never really go wrong with cookies as they look, smell and taste amazing!
you will need:
3/4 cup butter softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup peanut butter
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
preheat the oven to 180°C
mix the butter, sugars, peanut butter, eggs and vanilla together until combined.
add in the flour, soda, and salt in and mix until just combined then fold in chocolate chips.
using an ice cream scoop, scoop the dough onto ungreased cookie sheets. (6 per sheet, these will be large, thick cookies!) use your hand and slightly flatten each scoop of dough.
bake for approx 12-14 minutes, until they’re golden.
makes approx. 18 cookies.
these are my november favourites and not gonna lie; I’ll probably go with them until the end of winter next year – but they’re definitely worth it!
what are your favourites for autumn and early winter? is there anything you can’t live without in this season? I’d love to hear from you ❤