I just found my new favourite blog. I have a huge girl crush on the lovely gals from The Duck and The Owl! They’re a fun duo who write about their love of books, pop culture, and all manner of awesomeness. I was reading their “About Us” page and I almost lost my goshdarn mind when I discovered their love for two of my favourite things: Zooey Deschanel (of “New Girl” fame) and the TV show Parks and Recreation. I heart their blog pretty hard, and intend to spend the next few weeks stalking them. That is all.
Anyhoo I noticed one of their posts “Autumn Tag.” It’s basically an uber-fun beauty quiz that you get tagged in, and then tag others! Huzzah! So get your chops round my answers:
Favorite thing about Autumn?
I love the colours- there’s something about the red/ gold of fallen leaves that makes my heart sing. Don’t even get me started on crashing through piles of crispy leaves! Muchos yay.
I love coffee, so during autumn I like to treat myself to some of those delectable flavoured syrups. Hazelnut or cinnamon this time of year- they just make you feel warm in your tummy. However PLEASE DO NOT SPEAK TO ME OF PUMPKIN SPICED LATTES. I had one the other day and it tasted like disappointment and broken dreams. With just a hint of pumpkin.
I have been waiting for autumn just so I could have an excuse to start wearing slightly heavier scents again! My old favourite is “Maitresse” by Agent Provocateur. It smells so lush and seductive that it makes me blush just describing it to you. It’s a blend of white lotus petals, ylang-ylang, musk and violet. As if that wasn’t enough, the name literally translates as “Mistress.” Is it… is it hot in here or…? *fans self*
My fave lipstick this autumn is Revival Red by Maybelline- it’s a gorgeous deep red, so classy! It makes me feel imperious and fancy in an Old Hollywood manner.
Go to moisturizer?
Always and forever, Olay Beauty Fluid.
Go to colors for the eyes?
Sigh- erm… I don’t usually do eyeshadow due to my oil-slick eyelids (if I do, it ends up sliding down to my chin). But always oodles of mascara!
Favorite band/singer to listen to?
I love soul music, especially old school Motown. And I really feel like autumn is the best time to crank up a bit of Stevie Wonder. When I have to leave the house on these cold mornings, I listen to “Bad Mamma Jamma” to psych myself up.
Favorite outfit to wear?
I never met a pencil skirt and Mary Janes combo that I didn’t love.
Hot chocolate, but the really good kind where they’ve literally melted a slab of chocolate and poured it into a cup. Then covered it with whipped cream and sprinkled MORE CHOCOLATE on it. You know, the kind where you have to go and lie in a darkened room afterwards to recover.
Favorite place to be?
Anywhere with WiFi!
Now I’d like to tag these two gorgeous ladies:
Tag- you’re it!