Fall Favorites Tag

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I LOVE me some fall weather, fashion, activities, & movies!

Fall is right up there with Christmastime in terms of most exciting times of the year in my book! One of my favorite YouTubers, Jaclyn Hill, started the “Fall Favorites Tag” a couple of years ago and since then, hundreds of other YouTubers have done the tag. Since I haven’t ventured into the YouTube world, I thought it would be fun to do the tag in blog form!

 

1. Favorite Fall Candle

Alright, confession time: I’m kind of a fall/winter candle FREAK. I’ve done my absolute best to narrow it down to just one fall candle, but I couldn’t choose between these two!

I’m big on the Bath & Body works candles and my favorite for the colder seasons is Marshmallow Fireside. I don’t know exactly how to describe it except that it’s not exactly what I was expecting. It’s not sickly sweet or smoky. Call me crazy, but it smells just like you’re cuddled up in a warm blanket, sitting by the last campfire of the season with an ooey gooey s’more pressed up to your nose. If it were at all possible for that scenario to have a smell, this candle would be it.

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My other favorite fall candle is a Brookside candle called Harvest Spice that I got from TJ Maxx a couple years back. It’s a warm, spicy, sweet pumpkin scent and it’s so inviting and cozy. I burn it almost every day in the fall and even into the winter months. This scent just makes my house smell like home to me and I love it! (I can’t find this candle anywhere online! So sad!)

2. Favorite Fall Lip Color

I’m so incredibly indecisive (personality flaw) so I have 2 favorite fall lip colors, too!

My first fave is Wet n Wild’s Megalast Lip Color in Black Cherry. It is so vampy and beautiful and the undertone compliments my skin and eyes really well. Sometimes I wear it with a full face for a more glam look, but I usually wear it with “barely there” makeup (just brows, mascara, and concealer). It puts a fall twist on whatever look you’re wearing which I love, plus vampy fall lip colors excite the heck out of me. (And did I mention this is only $1.99?!)

My second fave is Ofra x Kathleen Lights Liquid Lipstick in Miami Fever. It’s a super pretty spiced pumpkin color that looks completely different on every single person I’ve ever seen wearing it. (Search #miamifever on Instagram and you’ll see what I mean!) I love to wear it by itself, but I also love to mix it with red lip liner for a deeper, more spiced look. Simple face makeup + winged liner + mascara + Miami Fever = perfect fall makeup look.

3. Favorite Fall Drink

I never feel like it’s truly fall until I have some mulled hot apple cider. My mom used to make it when I was growing up so the smell of it reminds me of being in my childhood home. Warm, spicy, and sweet… it’s by far my favorite thing to drink in the fall!

4. Favorite Fall Blush

I love the e.l.f. Cosmetics Powder Blush Palette in “Dark” for fall. It ranges from peach-toned to berry-toned which is perfect the the transition from summer to winter. I especially love to mix the top-left shade with the bottom-right shade.
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5. Favorite Fall Clothing Item

I might be totally cheating here, but fall accessories are my favorite. Scarves, hats, boots, jackets… yes, please! I just love all the cozy accessories fall brings. You can take any outfit, throw on some fall accessories, and bam! – You’ve got yourself a fall outfit. Give me ALL of the beanies, knit scarves, leather jackets, and suede booties. That is my happy place.

6. Favorite Fall Movie

My ALL TIME favorite fall movie is Halloweentown. I probably watch it close to 10 times every fall season because I just love it that much. I love Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge, and Halloweentown High. (I’m not a fan of Return to Halloweentown though. Sorry, Sara Paxtson, but you ruined it for me.)

P.S. I may or may not have just ordered this shirt for myself this morning

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7. Favorite Fall TV Show

The two fall premieres I am counting down the days to are This is Us and Law & Order: SVU. I could watch these shows every day of the year, but they’re premiering later this month and I’m super excited! And if you haven’t watched these shows yet, well… 10/10 highly recommend.

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8. Favorite Thanksgiving Food

My mom’s sweet potato casserole. Hands. Down.

(I hadn’t even thought about my first vegan Thanksgiving until this very moment! Cheat day or no cheat day, that is the question… update to come.)

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9. Favorite Halloween Costume

In kindergarten, I was the pink ranger from the Power Rangers and that’s probably my favorite costume I’ve ever been. (Wish I could find a picture!)I’m not big on parties or anything like that, so as an adult, I never really have a reason to dress up on Halloween!

 

If you enjoyed this Fall Favorites Tag, I encourage you to do it yourself! It’s fun! Here’s the list of faves:

Favorite Fall Candle

Favorite Fall Lip Color

Favorite Fall Drink

Favorite Fall Blush

Favorite Fall Clothing Item

Favorite Fall Movie

Favorite Fall TV Show

Favorite Thanksgiving Food

Favorite Halloween Costume

 

Thanks for visiting my blog! Hope to see you again soon!

xoxo Emily

The Christmas Tag!

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FIVE DAYS until CHRISTMAS! YAY, YAY, YAY!

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year! I love Christmas… who doesn’t?!

I’ve seen this tag floating around and I thought it’d be a fun little post for the week of Christmas! Enjoy! xoxo

 

1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie/s?

The Santa Clause and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! I love me some Tim Allen 90’s humor and I’m pretty sure Jim Carrey was made to play the Grinch.

2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?

We exchange with my side of the family on Christmas Eve, then Ryan and I exchange on Christmas morning and we exchange with his side of the family on Christmas day as well.

3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?

Yes! One of many funny memories of my dad. One year when I was about 7 or 8, my parents bought all of us kids a karaoke machine for Christmas and we were so excited because we all love to sing. But my dad (who we learned later secretly bought the karaoke machine for himself) sang on that thing all day long and we harldy got a chance to play with it because he was having so much fun with it! We used to tell my dad he couldn’t carry a tune if it had a handle, but that didn’t stop him from singing! I can’t help but laugh when I think of my sister and I sitting in the living room huffing and puffing at my dad singing song after song on the present he bought “for us.”

4. Favourite festive food?

I love homemade Christmas cookies. It doesn’t feel like Christmas without them! I also really like hot chocolate around Christmastime. (Can you tell I have a serious sweet tooth?)

5. Favourite Christmas gift?

I really don’t know! I always love my Christmas gifts, but I can’t think of one that stands out for any reason. I never ask for much; I’m bad at coming up with a Christmas list. So I’m always very pleased and surprised with everything I receive. I’ve never focused on the gift aspect of Christmas.

6. Favourite Christmas scent?

The smell of a Christmas tree! There’s nothing better than the whole house being filled with the pine tree smell. I even light pine scented candles to really fill the whole house with the scent.

7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?

We do our big Christmas celebration at my mom’s house every year on Christmas Eve. I love it! Being with my family makes me so happy.
8. What tops your tree?

A gold, sparkly star!
9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?

I think I remember asking for a trampoline for a couple of Christmases in a row, but I never got one. That’s probably a good think, in retrospect, because I probably would have broken a bone or something!

10. What’s the best part about Christmas for you?

The best part of Christmas for me is just the happiness and bliss it brings. Getting to celebrate the birth of Jesus with my family and friends while we’re all warm and cozy, laughing and being happy together… there’s nothing in the world that compares to that!

 

Thanks for visiting my blog! I wish you all a very blessed, Merry Christmas. Comment down below and let me know what some of your favorite Christmas traditions are!

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If you’d like to do the Christmas Tag, here are the questions:

1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie/s?
2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
4. Favourite festive food?
5. Favourite Christmas gift?
6. Favourite Christmas scent?
7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
8. What tops your tree?
9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?
10. What’s the best part about Christmas for you?

xoxo Em