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Fall / Autumn Essentials

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Hello there!  I’ve been M.I.A again and I do apologize.  I have been extremely busy with a new chapter of my life (something which I cannot reveal just yet) and it has been taking up a lot of my time.  I will however share the news with you as soon as I can.  As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, we are experiencing fall / autumn here in Namibia at the moment and I thought I would share with you some of the essentials that you’ll need during the season.

Delicious tasting hot beverage

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I’ve become obsessed with Chai Latte ever since my sister introduced it to me.  We usually get it from Mugg n Bean and it is definitely an essential during autumn.  If you want something that lasts a bit longer (in the sense that you can make it every day) and tastes just as delicious, definitely get yourself a pack of Hug In a Mug.  It comes with 10 sachets and they also come in different flavors; I highly suggest trying the Hazelnut Cappuccino.

Dark Lipsticks

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Autumn means going darker with your makeup looks, which means darker lips.  Dark lipsticks are therefore an essential if you want to recreate those Instagram worthy autumn makeup looks.

Dark Nail polish

During autumn darker nails are also an essential to fit in with the autumn mood and to match your autumn inspired outfits.  Dark blues, maroon, black and plum/purple colors are some of the colors you can go for during the season.

Scented Candles

An absolute must have during the season!

Go-to jacket

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A cute go-to jacket that will go with basically all or majority of your outfits is definitely an autumn essential, especially during those chillier days.  A denim jacket is a good go-to piece, as they will not let you break out in a sweat or make you feel too hot when wearing them, but will still keep you warm during those chillier days and they can be matched with almost any outfit.

Boots

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Those that know me know that I’m a sucker for some cute boots.  These are an autumn essential, as you want to keep your feet warm when it does start to get chillier, plus styling an outfit with boots just creates the perfect autumn look.

Cute Comfy Sweater and Sweatpants

During the autumn & winter months I tend to go into hibernation, which means chilling inside and catching up on some series or curling up with a good book and that usually requires a comfy sweater and some sweatpants.

Fall Movies / Series / Books

This one definitely relates to the previously mentioned essential, as you need a good book / tv series/ movie to curl up with.  I will be posting a list of suggestions of series / movies to check out that are perfect for autumn, so definitely be on the lookout for that post.

Fall Music Playlist

During any season and for every occasion a dope playlist is definitely an essential.  Head on over to my previous post here, to check out my playlist featuring some cool autumn inspired tunes.

Pretty Scarves

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Scarves can be used for those chillier days, but they can also act as an accessory in order to spice up an outfit.

But that is it for this post; do let me know what your essentials are during fall / autumn.  Also, do follow me on Instagram, I will be trying to post more content there more often.

Until next time!

xoxo Lilanie

 

 

 

 

 

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Fall / Autumn Music Playlist

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Hello there beautiful people!  As can be seen by the title, this post will include my favorite tunes for Fall, or Autumn as it is known here in Namibia.  I know, I know, autumn is not officially supposed to start until the 20th of March, but in my mind as soon as the calendar hits the 1st of March, it means the beginning of Autumn here in Namibia.  I therefore thought it would be cool to compile an autumn inspired playlist to help get you (those in parts of the world also experiencing autumn at the moment) and myself in the Autumn mood.  I do advice those who are currently not experiencing the season to still listen to this playlist, because there are some really cool tunes on this playlist that I know you will appreciate listening to.  Also, if you want to listen to any of the songs I mentioned, you can click here to listen all of the songs listed below on YouTube, as I’ve created a playlist there.  I am going to stop rambling now I promise, here are some of my Autumn inspired songs that will probably be experiencing the replay button more than once:

  1. Eryn Allen Kane – Slipping
  2. James Arthur – Naked
  3. Julia Michaels – Heaven
  4. ABT LST NT – Somebody
  5. Daniel Caesar ft H.E.R – Best Part
  6. Grace – New Orleans
  7. Johnnyswim ft Vince Gill – Lonely Night in Georgia
  8. Sigrid – Dynamite
  9. The Shires – I Just Want To Love You
  10. X Ambassadors – Unsteady
  11. Julia Michaels – Issues
  12. James Bay – Move Together
  13. Sia – Helium
  14. Alex & Sierra – Scarecrow
  15. Ed Sheeran – Lego House
  16. Phillip Phillips – Home
  17. The Neighborhood – Sweater Weather
  18. Ed Sheeran – The A Team
  19. John Mayor – The Age of Worry
  20. Florence The Machine – The Dog Days Are Over
  21. Ray LaMontagne – Trouble
  22. Jocelyn Alice – Bound To You
  23. Ray LaMontagne – Let It Be Me
  24. Alex & Sierra – Broken Frame
  25. Alex & Sierra – All For You
  26. Hozier – Take Me To Church
  27. Phillip Phillips – Unpack Your Heart
  28. Ed Sheeran – Autumn Leaves
  29. Calum Scott – Dancing On My Own
  30. Calum Scott & Leona Lewis – You Are The Reason

But that is it for this post, do let me know in the comments what songs you like to listen to during the fall time.

Until next time!

xoxo Lilanie

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Rihanna – Wild Thoughts Inspired Makeup Look

Hello there beautiful people! Summer is almost at an end here in Namibia and I therefore decided that I need to do one more summer makeup look, before it is actually officially over.  I chose to create a Rihanna inspired makeup look from her music video Wild Thoughts, because I think it is the perfect summer look and I absolutely LOVE the color combo.  It is something I wouldn’t normally create and wear, but I need to step out of my comfort zone a little bit and I loved how it turned out.  Also, I do know that this is not the exact shade she used for her look, but it was the closest I could find in my makeup kit.  Without further ado, here is how you can create this makeup look:

All the colors I used are from the ELF Little Black Beauty Book (Warm Edition) Palette.

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The eye makeup

I started off by filling in my eyebrows with the Catrice Eye Brow Stylist Pencil in the shade Date with Ash-ton.

I then applied the LA Girl Concealer all over my eyelid to prep my eyes and then set the concealer with some translucent powder.

I started off by applying the main color, which is this teal shade all over my eyelid.

I then took this black color and applied this onto the outer corners of my eyes and blended it out.

To darken the look a little bit, I further went in with this brown color and applied this in the crease area and extended it upwards.

I then applied the Essence lash Princess Mascara to my top lashes.

After I finished my face makeup, I went back to my eyes and just put a bit of the teal shade, followed by the black shade under my lash line and applied the Essence Lash Princess Mascara to my bottom lashes as well.

 

The Face Makeup

I started by applying my foundation and used the Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 220 (Natural Beige)

I then went in with my concealer and used the LA Girl Pro Conceal Concealer in the shade Creamy Beige.

To set my foundation I used the Yardley Absolute Translucent Loose Powder.

I then did my contour with the Absolute New York Pro Contour Palette and used the Catrice High Glow Mineral Highlighting Powder in the shade Light Infusion only on the bridge of my nose.

For blush I used the Jordana Blush Powder in the shade Rose Silk.

For my lips I used the Wet n Wild Lipstick in the shade Cherry Frost.

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And that concludes this makeup look.  I hope you love this look as much as I do.

Until next time!

xoxo Lilanie

 

 

 

 

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Valentine’s Day Makeup Look

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Hey there! With it being Valentine’s Day and all, I thought I would create a pretty Valentine’s Day look for you to wear, whether you’re going on that date with someone special or for wearing to that girls date night you planned with all of your single friends.   I absolutely LOVE this eye and lip combo and I hope you do to.  Without further ado, here is how you can create this look:

The eye makeup

I started off by filling in my eyebrows with the Catrice Eye Brow Stylist Pencil in the shade Date with Ash-ton.

I then applied the LA Girl Concealer all over my eyelid to prep my eyes and then set the concealer with some translucent powder.

I started off by applying this light brown shade from ELF Little Black Beauty Book (Warm Edition) Palette in the crease area and extended it a bit above the crease as well.

I then took this darker brown color from the ELF Little Black Beauty Book (Warm Edition) Palette and applied this in the crease area as well.

Next, I went in with this burnt plum metallic color from the HD Nude Palette (which is the 5th color) and applied this to my eyelid.

To darken up the look a little, I added this dark brown from the HD Nude Palette to the outer corners of my eyelids.

I then applied the Essence Lash Princess Mascara to my top lashes.

After I finished my face makeup, I went back to my eyes and added first the burnt plum metallic and then the darkest brown shade under my lash line and then went in with the Catrice High Glow Mineral Highlighting Powder in the shade Light Infusion on the inner corners of my eyes.  I then applied the Essence Lash Princess mascara to my bottom lashes as well.

 

The Face Makeup

I started off by applying my foundation and used the Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 220 (Natural Beige)

I then went in with my concealer and used the LA Girl Pro Conceal Concealer in the shade Creamy Beige.

To set my foundation I used the Yardley Absolute Translucent Loose Powder.

I then did my contour with the Absolute New York Pro Contour Palette and used the Catrice High Glow Mineral Highlighting Powder in the shade Light Infusion as my highlighter.

For blush I used the Jordana Blush Powder in the shade Rose Silk.

For my lips I used this gorgeous Essence Lipstick in the shade Purple Power.

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But that concludes this makeup look; I really hope you enjoyed this post.

Until next time!

xoxo Lilanie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Single Girl’s Guide to Surviving Valentine’s Day

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  In my previous post (which if you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check it out here – it’s a Valentine’s Day Playlist) I promised that I would do a guide on how to survive Valentine’s Day if you’re single, and here it finally is:

  1. Treat Yourself

You most definitely do not need someone in your life to buy you chocolate / flowers or that cute fluffy teddy bear you’ve been eyeing every time you find yourself in the store.  Go out and spoil yourself a little by buying those things for yourself!

  1. Pamper Yourself

Valentine’s Day is all about love and that includes showing yourself some love as well, which is why that pamper session you’ve been putting off because you feel  slightly guilty about spending money on pampering yourself should definitely become a reality! Go out and get yourself a massage, a manicure / pedicure or even all of those things!  You can even have an affordable pamper session at home by taking a nice long bubble bath and pouring yourself some of that wine you’ve been saving for that special occasion.

  1. Stay away from social media

Your social media will DEFINITELY be flooded with declarations of love, mushy pics of couples happily in love and people posting about what they got on valentine’s day from that special someone.  If you’re one of those people that might get upset or sad by all of this, I would highly recommend staying away from social media for the day.

  1. Have a night out with all your single friends

*All the single ladies, All the single ladies, All the single ladies, now put your hands up!* If you’ve read this, go back and sing it out loud, come on I dare you! Makes you feel a little bit better doesn’t it? Now gather all of your single friends and have a fun night out on the town.

  1. Have a movie / series marathon

There is no better way forgetting that it’s Valentine’s Day then by binge – watching all of your favorite series or movies.  I’d suggest staying away from the romance genre and opting for something a little lighter like some comedy.

  1. Don’t text your ex

Even though you might be feeling a little lonely on this day, texting your ex is a big NO – NO.  There is obviously a reason why you’re not together anymore and you don’t want to make the same mistake twice just because you’re feeling a bit lonely.

  1. Just Another Day

In those moments that you’re feeling extra single, remember that it’s literally just another day! You’ve made it this far being single, so what’s stopping you now?!

  1. Be grateful

Be grateful that you’re single and don’t have the extra stress of having to figure out what to buy your partner or feeling the pressure of making sure that they have the most magical night ever.

 

I absolutely hope that these tips will be helpful in making your day special and remember it is after all you that is in charge of your happiness and how you spend not only Valentine’s Day, but each day of your life as well.  With that said, I will leave you with this quote by Carrie Bradshaw: “Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you, now it means you’re pretty sexy and you’re taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with.”

But that is it for this post…until next time!

xoxo Lilanie