Since my MacBook's camera sucks and I look like something that just crawled out of the crypt (I'm in my pyjamas and still have hot wings-flavored chip crumbs all over my face - no shame; those things are GODLY), I figured I'd adapt the YouTube tag that's going around into text and photo form. So sue me.
01 - Favorite fall lip product
Revlon's Just Bitten lip stains. I've had the same one since they first come out aeons ago. They're cheap, cute, and really do work well. Dark lips are an easy fall trend to get into and look great on anyone. Tip: the lighter your skin, the more red-toned your shade should be. Deeper skin colors look best with purples and plums.
02 - Favorite fall activity
I honestly just enjoy being outside before -30 weather hits. I like to take walks up the shopping district with my boyfriend, crunch through leaves, and cuddle up under a blanket with apple cider and a magazine. Autumn is such a cozy season.
03 - Favorite Starbucks fall drink
Duh, pumpkin spice latte. How is this even a question? Tall, non-fat, half-sweet, no-whip (in case you were wondering; I like to pretend to be healthy sometimes). Second Cup makes a mean one, too, and it's much cheaper.
04 - Favorite fall candle
I went to Bath and Body Works for the first time a couple of weeks ago and took advantage of their 2 for $25 deal. I've never really been a candle person, but the Cranberry Woods scent is absolutely decadent; I nearly died smelling it in store (and I'm sure the saleslady thought I was insane because I was absolutely giddy over purchasing it). I've been burning it while I study and it really does perfume my whole apartment, as well as make studying a little more enjoyable.
05 - Favorite fall accessory
I've been rocking lots of toques lately. I guess that's more of a winter thing, but I've recently discovered that I have a new-found affinity for them all year round. They're an easy solution for that "what-do-I-with-my-hair-this-morning-I-slept-in-and-don't-have-time-to-shower" dilemma (or, if you're like me, you just dgaf about styling your hair because nothing stays put in this windy, dry weather anyway) AND they look cute. Lately I've been obsessed with animal print ones and have been alternating between pandas and koalas depending on my outfit. They're also perfect for tucking in my too-long bangs that always seem to misbehave (and that I'm too poor to get done).
06 - Haunted house, haunted hay ride, or haunted corn maze?
I don't even know what hay rides are - are they an American thing? (Maybe I'm just a crappy Albertan; who knows.) I also have never been to a corn maze (insert sad face) but really want to go to one. I think getting lost in towering foliage would actually scare me much more than the cheap shock value of a haunted house.
07 - Favorite Halloween movie
I love love LOVE horror movies. If I could be paid to watch them all day, my life would be made; I would gladly let myself rot in front of the TV. The absolute best ones are the '80s classics like Halloween and Friday the 13th, although I do have a strange love for the Saw series (even though it got really convoluted and ridiculous) as well as psychological thrillers like Hide and Seek.
08 - Favorite candy to eat on Halloween
Rockets. Nothing beats 'em. Mouthful of sugar = happy Kristen. Plus, the packages are so small that you can justify eating like 15 in one sitting.
09 - What is your favorite thing about fall?
I can wear just a sweater outside and not freeze to death. Uh, yup. Oh, and Halloween, of course. (I'm gonna be a panda.)
TOQUE | panda - $10, Tally Weijl
LIP COLOUR | Revlon's Just Bitten Lip Stain and Balm - $8.99, Walmart (or any drugstore)
CANDLE | "Cranberry Woods" - $19, Bath and Body Works