Hello my lovelies! Today I thought I'd show you some items that are currently resting on my vanity table and are not really being used. These are my 'fall/winter' products, if you will... Now, I'm really not up to trend and I don't limit myself to specific shades/colors for specific times of the year, but the reality is that I just don't feel like wearing some products when it's hot and humid outside (not that we actually had a proper summer here in Slovenia). :)
When temperatures start to rise and girls start to wear super short pants (*with their buts sticking out*) I normally begin to steer away from heavy/full coverage foundation and just go for my trusty mineral foundation (Lily Lolo is my holy grail). I've been wearing Illamasqua's Skin Base religiously all throughout last winter and a bit in spring as well, so I know I'll be digging it out of my 'stash' again, when temperatures start to drop.
Nail polish is also one of those things I do 'adjust' as the seasons change. I'm not super strict about it and will wear whichever shade I choose, but I normally reach for nudes, pinks, light blues, even yellows when summer sets in. But in the colder months I find myself applying darker and richer shades. Some of my favorites are Ciate's Burlesque and Cabaret - amazing shades for fall/winter.
Something that also changes in my daily routine depending on the season is my perfume of choice. Throughout winter I was obsessed with Illamasqua's Freak and used up the 30 ml bottle I had before purchasing the full size 75 ml one, but when spring faded into summer it just started to feel a bit heavy on me and I started reaching for the lighter perfumes in my collection (like Estee Lauder's Sensuous or Jessica Simpson's Fancy). Another perfume that I really adore wearing in the colder months is Versace Crystal Noir. This one is actually not too heavy and I can pull it off in warmer months as well, but I just don't reach for as often as I do in fall/winter. :)
|From L to R: Liz Earle in Raspberry, Elizabeth Arden in Wood Rose Cream, MAC in Plumfull|
And last but certainly not least are my fall/winter lipstick shades. From time to time I'll try to pull off a red lip, but most of the time I tend to go for berry-toned lipsticks. Now, seeing the swatches above you're probably thinking that these lipsticks are pretty light and suitable for summer as well, and you're right... but they really are all a bit more berry-toned and do appear darker on my lips than some of the others I have in my collection. I usually go for lighter, brighter and more nude shades in summer. I've recently showed you my top 5 lip products, so go check that post out if you'd like to see what I love wearing at the moment. :)