Fall Beauty Essentials 2017

Fall Essentials 2017

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Candles, lipstick, coffee and POTATOES! Thats right…potatoes. These have been my fall essentials and let me tell you…I’ve been soaking up as much fall as I can get. Anyone else hear about the impending heat wave coming up? I’m sorry, I thought I lived by the ocean breeze. I don’t know about you but I could go for some true fall weather right about now. While we’re at it lets throw in a few trees with huge burnt orange leaves and a large chunky knit sweater too. In true makeup junky fashion I’ve been leaning hard into the joys of fall beauty products. A girl’s gotta get her fall fix somewhere right? So far I have found my favorite eyeshadow palette, nail polish range, and lipstick formula for this years fall season.

Fall Beauty Essentials

So Why Potatoes?

Lets start first by addressing the POTATO in the room. I’m doing a potato cleanse for ten days where I literally just eat potatoes! You’re also allowed non-starchy vegetables, spices, and sauces as long as they are oil and fat free. So far, I am loving it. I can guarantee that i’ve never eaten this many potatoes but would you believe me if I told you that I’m still not tired of them? I’m on day eight!

Fall Beauty Essentials

This Fall’s ‘It’ Eyeshadow Palette

Now we can move on to more exciting matters! My first fall beauty find this year was the Too Faced Just Peachy Velvet Matte Eyeshadow Palette. The second I laid eyes on this palette I knew I had to have it. I am all for shimmer and glitter but sometimes I struggle finding the exact matte shadow that i’m looking for. Not only is the color selection to die for but the blend-ability of these shadows is top notch. I for one do not enjoy having to blend for days. I can easily and quickly whip up day and night time fall makeup looks with this amazing palette. Did I mention it also smells amazingly of peaches? Because it does!

Fall Beauty Essentials

You Are Going To Want This Nail Polish

Another fall beauty win this year was the KL Polish fall 2017 collection ’70’s Vibes’. I have used and loved a few different nail polishes from KL Polish but this was the first collection that I was ALL in for. I love each and every color in this bundle and feel like they satisfy all of my fall desires when it comes to manicure color.

Not only are the colors on point, but the formula for KL Polish has impressed me more than any other before. My love for nail polish really developed in college. At that point in life I was buying most of my nail polishes from Forever 21. They were inexpensive and they served their purpose. After graduating into a more steady income, I was able to dabble a bit more with Essie and OPI.

Eventually I gave in and was going to the nail salon every two weeks to get a gel manicure or acrylics. I was tired of spending time neatly painting my nails and waiting for them to dry just for them to chip two days later. All of that changed with KL Polish.

Fall Beauty Essentials

KL Polish Fall

What is KL Polish?

KL Polish was founded and created by a beauty YouTuber by the name of KathleenLights. Kathleen was the first beauty YouTuber I ever watched and fell in love with. It didn’t take long to discover that Kathleen was a devout nail polish lover. When she announced that she would be starting her own nail polish line, I knew it would not disappoint.

There are bountiful reasons why I am in love with KL Polish. First off, the packaging is beautiful. I am especially partial to the soft touch matte brush handle. It fits very nicely in your hand and does not feel like it will slip around. Second the brush is wide and short. This took some getting used to at first. However once you figure it out, it is perfect for getting an even application of polish quickly and easily.

Thirdly, I was pleasantly surprised to find that even if you apply a thick coat it dries down hard and in a short amount of time. Anyone else relate to waiting patiently for your nails to dry only for them to imprint on the first thing you touch? The worst!!! This has never happened to me with KL Polish.

And last but definitely not least…the longevity of this polish is unbeatable! Obviously it isn’t a gel polish, so it is going to chip. But the amount of days I can go with no chipping is better than any other. And when it does chip it is only a tiny bit at the tips. I just can’t say enough about this polish. I am a die hard fan. If you are looking to buy a new fall color, this is the line for you!

Fall Beauty Essentials

Lipstick Lovers Look Here!

Lastly there is only one lipstick that I have been wanting to put on my lips through this whole dry heat season. That lipstick is made by Milani Cosmetics in the shade Naturally Chic. Not only is this shade a beautiful rose nude but the formula is perfect. Creamy and comfortable while still being slightly flat. I’m not fond of a shiny glossy lipstick and sometimes matte lipsticks can be super uncomfortable. This formula in this shade in particular has been my saving grace! I also love the scent of this lipstick which may sound strange but I swear it smells like pink starburst.

Milani Lipstick Fall

Milani Lipstick Fall

Fall is my FAVORITE

Fall Beauty Essentials

Although this fall weather has been anything but ideal…I am so happy that I have fall beauty to dive deep into. This year has definitely not left me disappointed. I am so happy to have discovered that the season of fall officially lasts until December 21st! Out of the three beauty products I mentioned in this post, which one intrigued you the most? I’d love to know any of your favorite fall beauty products this year. Leave a comment below!

xoxo, Aly

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I wanted to make sure to give a HUGE shoutout to my sister Elizabeth. Today is the due date for her to give birth to her first child, a girl, and my first niece. Even so, she took the time yesterday to snap a few fall photos of me for this post [thanks Liz!]. I also got to take a few fun photos capturing the last few moments her sweet girl gets to spend in her belly. I’ve attached below a few of my faves, enjoy!

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  1. Awwww I loved reading this blog post! First off, congrats on almost completing the potato diet! So proud of you! (I don’t think I could do it) I ended up buying the palette because I know how much you’ve been enjoying it and I used it this weekend and loved it! I can’t wait to play with it some more! I also have been loving Chloe from KL Polish. I can’t wait to paint my nails Cozy In There? next! I am so excited for your sister to give birth to her baby!! I can’t believe today is finally the day!! 🙂

    1. Thank you love I’m so happy you enjoyed reading it! and you could totally do the potato diet! Especially because you aren’t too fond of cooking. It’s so simple and satisfying! I’m glad you’re loving your too faced just peachy palette! I want to see the next look you do! We should do our makeup together again soon, that was so fun. and yes! I have Cozy in there? on my nails now and can’t wait to get my nails done so I can play with the other colors!

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