You guys know I love tag blog posts – and even though I wasn’t tagged by anyone to do this post, I still thought it would be fun to do. I tag anyone who would like to do this blog post and remember to add a couple of photos to make it even more interesting!
Favorite candle scent?
Ooooh, tough question… I’m guessing we’re talking about an Autumn / Winter scent here in which case I will have to go with ‘Vanilla Chai’ from Yankee Candle. It’s a deliciously rich and spicy mix of ginger, cinnamon and vanilla (smells exactly like a Chai Latte).
Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate?
I will have to go with coffee AND tea…I’m quite weird when it comes to the colder months because I need a coffee in the morning to wake me up. I love eating rusks (especially Ouma Condensed Milk rusks) during the colder months and I only eat rusks with tea – coffee changes the taste of the rusks too much for me. So I usually have a coffee in the morning and then a tea (Early Grey or Ceylon) with rusks in the afternoon.
What’s the best Autumn memory you have?
It’s not really a memory because it happens every year – we have the most beautiful trees in the area where we live and during Autumn, their leaves start to change colour but not all the leaves change at the same time so you have this amazing ombré of yellow, orange, red and burgundy that happens all in one tree. Stunning!
Which makeup trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eyeliner?
I love dark lips during the colder months – not necessarily on myself but some girls look really stunning with a dark lippie. Winged liner, for me, isn’t really season specific – you can rock any season of the year! I have been eyeing the new Rouge Edition Velvet lippies from Bourjois, these shades are perfect for Autumn and Winter.
Best fragrance for Autumn?
Diesel Loverdose – floral, yet spicy. It is described as opening with star anise and mandarin. Sambac jasmine, licorice and gardenia petals form the core of the composition, placed on an oriental base of amber, vanilla and woody notes.
What is Autumn weather like where you live?
Our Autumn days are usually quite chilly early morning and late afternoon but with sunny weather during the day. This year, though, we’ve had some pretty cold weather already…eeeek!
Most worn sweater?
Probably my cream cable knit sweater from Forever New.
Must-have nail polish this Autumn?
It changes each year – in 2013 it was Essie Bahama Mama but this year it’s Essie For The Twill Of It OR The Lace Is On (sorry – couldn’t choose).
Neither…I prefer to stay indoors when it’s chilly but definitely NOT watching sport. I’d much rather curl up on the couch with steaming cup of tea while watching a series like ‘The Following’ or ‘The Walking Dead’.
Skinny jeans or leggings?
Leggings, I find they are a lot more comfy than skinny jeans. And I tend to overindulge during the colder months and jeans are too constricting on the days when I really indulge – haha!
Combat boots or Uggs?
Probably combat boots – I’m a big fan of boots during the cold months.
Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?
Not sure, really… We don’t have pumpkin spice drinks or pumpkin pies here in South Africa, so it’s hard to say. If I think about it, though, pumpkin spice consists of cinnamon, ground ginger, cloves, nutmeg and allspice. Chai spice consists of cinnamon, ground ginger, cloves, cardamom, star anise and fennel…which could be quite similar. I love a good Chai Latte, so I would probably be all over a Pumpkin Spice Latte too.
Favorite Autumn TV show?
We don’t really have season specific series here, but at the moment my favourite TV show is ‘The Following’.
What song really gets you into the Autumn spirit?
See, now this question is geared more towards you guys in the northern hemisphere because Autumn means Thanksgiving and Christmas is just around the corner over there. I can’t think of a specific song that really gets me into the chilly-month-spirit but I will let you in on my favourite song of the moment: Sara Bareilles – Brave.
P.S. Not my feet…I wish my toes were that cute!