Updating Your Makeup for Fall

To me, fall is the most beautiful season of the year. During this amazing time, I love to travel to a nearby mountain town in order to look at the colorful leaves on the trees. Besides shopping for new clothes, I also strive to update my makeup when the weather gets cooler outdoors. I prefer wearing pastel colors of makeup such as pink, peach, and lavender during the spring and summer months. However, when fall arrives, I like to start wearing darker, richer shades of color such as red, burgundy, and amethyst. These darker shades of makeup complement the black, chocolate brown, and gray colors of fall clothing in my closet. On this blog, I hope you will discover smart tips to help you update your makeup collection for fall. Enjoy!

All Is Calm: 3 Relaxation Techniques for the Holidays

Beauty & Fashion Blog

November and December are widely hailed as the most wonderful time of the year. The air is cool and crisp, winter fashion staples like hats and scarves come back into vogue, and holidays seem to fall as thickly on the ground as the snow. However, if you're hosting parties, making cookies, planning meals, or purchasing gifts, the holiday season can also be the most stressful time of the year—and it can be hard to know how to take a break and a few deep breaths. So if you're looking for a few ways to relax this holiday season, even if just for a half hour, then here's what you need to know.

Take a Bubble Bath

Sure, you remember to jump in the shower every day or two to get the grime of department stores off of you, but this isn't about getting clean, it's about taking an hour or so to yourself and rejuvenating your body. A bath bomb from a company such as Flowersong LLC is perfect for this kind of relaxing bath. Not only does it release fragrant smells that can calm both your mind and spirit, but it can also make your bath water look beautiful, helping to uplift your mind and fill you with the deepest sense of relaxation. Try to schedule 45 minutes to an hour for your bath, and take 15 minutes afterward to shower off and ease back into your day.

Have a Cup

Everyone has a beverage indulgence that they save for either the wintertime or for special occasions—and being run ragged definitely counts as a special occasion. Whether it's hot cocoa, a special blend of spiced coffee, eggnog, juice, or a more adult choice such as a cocktail or an Irish coffee, make your drink and sip it slowly, not doing any more work until the beverage is completely gone. This will help you to slow down, breaking you out of a frenzied state that you'll probably whip yourself into. Remind yourself that you're only human.

Indulge in a Power Nap

If you're the type whose worries keep them up at all hours of the night, then this tip is for you. Power naps (roughly defined as naps lasting less than half an hour) help to rejuvenate your brain, making you more alert, better at decision making, more dexterous, and able to finish tasks more efficiently. Even if you feel like you got a full night's sleep last night, a power nap can still make you feel much better and more ready to tackle your next holiday challenge—so set your phone's timer for 25 minutes and hunker down; you'll wake up better than you laid down.


29 November 2016