Take a look outside. The leaves are changing colors from tropical greens to warm shades of yellow and orange. People are taking nice, relaxing strolls to soak in the chilled, autumn air. They’re laughing with their friends, spouses, and children, bundled up in cozy sweaters and chunky scarves. Warm smiles appear on everyone’s faces. Alright, hold up. I either just described your neighborhood or a cheesy commercial that has nothing to do with the product its advertising. I’ll go with the latter. In all honesty, if you look outside, here’s what you’ll probably see: Business men running out the door, juggling their coffee-to-go, briefcase, and a stack of papers that are seemingly unidentifiable. Stay at home moms pushing their kids out the door and dashing for their cars to make it on time for school. Teenagers from every direction fighting with their parents about why their outfit is appropriate for what ever grade they’re in. After all, being thirteen means you definitely know everything and should be considered an adult, right? Well, I surely thought so. Anyways, the point is, when you look around, you’ll find people from all over stressing to get things done and trying to get back into “the swing of things” for the fall time. But a true beaut knows that every now and then, you need to unwind and spend an autumn night (or two) relaxing with a good book, warm beverage, and a few beauty pick me ups. With all the chaos that surrounds our every day lives, sometimes a nice, lazy day in is just necessary.
1. Nothing says autumn to me like lighting a candle or two. Unfortunately, college dorms have banned lighting candles, or lighting anything for that matter, so I might have to skip out on this one for the next year or so. If you’re looking for the perfect Fall scent, Bath & Body Works has a wonderful selection that will get you feeling warm and toasty in no time!
2. This one is obvious. How could any of us survive the cold weather without a hot beverage? Starbucks is basically the only reason I get up in the morning during the fall/ winter months, but if it is nowhere nearby, or you just want to save the extra few bucks, try making yourself a drink at home. Whether it’s a chai tea, pumpkin coffee, or even some hot coco, this step is definitely not questionable.
3. Now it’s time to start the pampering treatments! There are so many to choose from, but here are a few of my personal favorites. Definitely, definitely, definitely use a face mask! At this moment, I am in love with the Mint Julep Masque by Queen Helene. It will cool your skin while rinsing away black heads and clearing out your pores. Next, you can’t forget about a good lip scrub. During the winter months, smooth lips are hard to maintain, but this power product will make it a lot easier! To make your own, add 1 tsp of olive oil, 1 tbsp of sugar, and 1 tbsp of honey, then, scrub away!
4.Now that you’re feeling all refreshed and clean, it’s time to read a good book and get a little extra sleep. My current favorite book is the Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger (an oldie, but a goodie!), and I definitely recommend you check it out if you even remotely liked the movie. Throw on some warm PJs, and snuggle up with a fuzzy blanket to put an end to your lazy night in.
Xoxo~ Cara & Tal