Much before fall kicked in, my closet had started to witness the color transition. The shift from brights to fall shades like deep reds, greens and browns was becoming evident. This skirt was the first amongst the fall picks, and if you remember this post: I couldn't wait to wear the skirt in summer, so I paired it with a bright top and voila !!!
Talking about the most coveted fall colors: tan, olive green, blush, burgundy to name a few, are making a rage this season. I am so very overwhelmed, and while planning this look; I couldn't control wearing two shades together. Suede is another trend big this fall and as a customary blogger ritual, I had to have something in suede. So when I saw this, I knew it was another fall piece that was making it's way to my closet right away. I love how the two neutrals pair well and the booties add the doze of edginess to this otherwise plain Jane look.......what say ????
Checks and plaid happen to be my favorite, pick-me-up print this time of the year. There is this fun element to the two prints, which makes them a closet-staple for the falls; and if the print happens to be in a fall-trending silhouette like this A-line skirt---- then there is no looking back !
I picked out this wool-blend checks skirt recently from H&M and waited on it for a week or two, before the weather got any cooler and just when it happened last week, I busted it out and paired the same with a printed jacket and OTK boots. Sometimes random prints when paired together make for the cutest fall outfits.! .....What say ????
As with every change in season: your closet goes through that seasonal metamorphosis, I believe your makeup and beauty deserves that transition too. I don't mean a complete haul when I say 'transition' , but a little formula-switching-game becomes necessary. Especially now when the air is dry and your skin that has harbored a lot of damage from the summer sun- a lil TLC will never hurt.
I believe in brand-loyalty and using the same beauty brands all year round, but a different formula is my motto for avoiding those skin-woes, pertaining to the changing seasons. Same applies to my makeup, I would stick to the same brand but try on a different formulation. As we were approaching the end of summer, my focus had already shifted towards buying products that were more fall-skin-friendly. So when ULTA BEAUTY ( #UltaTrendAlert ) approached me for a beauty product review post, I couldn't feel any blessed. I was already using most of the brands that they were offering for review, so part of my fears of trying on new products disappeared in a flash.
I chose three products, that I thought were well-suited for this fall weather beauty game.
1) URBAN DECAY NAKED SKIN BEAUTY BALM ( medium ) - I am a girl who embraces natural beauty and when it comes to applying makeup-" less is more " for me! Beauty balm has been the best invention made in the foundations department. They have the coverage and the moisturizing element, but without being too cakey. I have been using this forever and the results are insane. Use it just by itself or under your makeup- both gives a flawless skin look.
i ) It is a glide-on silky formula with SPF 20- a must all year round.
ii) It is enriched with optical blurring pigments that instantly evens out skin tone and minimizes pores
iii) Hydrates and moisturizes without being greasy
iv) Comes in a two other colors, so there is one for everyone.
i) It has a minty-earthy smell, which sets me off. It could be just me but otherwise I don't see no reason for not using it.
2) BARE MINERALS ROUND THE CLOCK CREAM-GLIDE EYELINER ( black ) - If you follow me on Instagram , you would remember the post where I was being grumpy about bleeding eyeliners. I was so appreciative of all the problem-solving-product recommendations that came along. Ever since then I was on the lookout for the best match for my needs and then this one came my way.
i) High-intensity color with effortless glide
ii) Perfect for waterline use or tightlining
iii) Resists smudging & budging, would be good for the colder days when the watery eyes make you raccoon like
iv) Specially designed sharpener included
v) Available in nine other shades
3) EXUVIANCE PERFORMANCE GLYCOLIC PEEL- This one's my favorite from the trio of products I ordered. I was due for my semi-annual facial anyways, but was having appointment issues with my dermatologist. Agreeably this one couldn't arrive at any better time. This two step, fifteen minutes peel is insanely good, even my neighbors/friends noticed it....wink wink! The package includes six weeks, twice a week use supply and I have already used it three times and can see the remarkable difference it has brought to my sun-damaged skin. I would totally recommend it for the in-between facials use.
i) Refines pore size and improves skin texture
ii) Visibly diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
iii) Improves clarity and brightness
iv) Brightens and even skin tones
v) Provides an all-over healthy glow, suppleness and smoothness to skin.
i) It left red spots on my face after use, which disappeared after a couple of hours. It could be my sensitive skin but otherwise I love it.
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Disclosure- This post was sponsored by Ulta Beauty , all the above products were sent to me for review purposes only. All opinions and views are my own.