fall favorites tag

I've been tagged by Yiota for the Fall Favorites Tag and I'm so excited so share my fall favorites! Ironically, fall is also my favorite season!

Thanks to Yiota at Pink Daisy Loves for tagging me!

So the funny thing is I live in Southern California so seasons really blend into each other. In the winter, you can go out with shorts and maybe a cardigan and still feel relatively comfortable temperature wise. However, we still have our cool spells (and rain spells, thankfully) because would it be fall without it? (Yes. It would.)

But without further ado…

Favorite eye makeup

I don’t change my eye makeup to go with seasons, rather for how I’m feeling that particular day or to match what I’m wearing. Usually it’s neutrals, although I will say I’m very close to jumping on the metallic train. I have my eye on the Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine (in either 01 Milan or 03 Florence) because I saw swatches on Pinterest that looked gorgeous.

Favorite candles

Anything that smells good. I’m not super picky about my candles, although I do have a blackberry cardamom candle that feels perfect for fall.

Favorite scents

When it comes to perfumes, in general I go for something light and casual but around the fall I like the muskier scents that aren’t too overpowering.

As for an actual scent, the smell after it rains is my absolute favorite.

Favorite nail polish

Typically I’m not a nail polish person. However, my mom and my sister just got me two nail polishes that I really like. One is Chocolate Moose by OPI which is more of your typical fall color, like a light brown that still is flattering on your nails.

The other is Petal Pushers by Essie which is more of a gray color. A year ago this is not something I would have picked out for myself, but lately I’m getting into more interesting / not your regular nail colors while still staying in the neutral zone.

Favorite lip color

I’m not alone (and I’m definitely not original) in saying that for the fall, I prefer darker burgundy, wine colored lipsticks. I just got some Colourpop lipsticks from their Fall Edit and I’m really enjoying using those, even if they’re not ALL wine-colored.

I've been tagged by Yiota for the Fall Favorites Tag and I'm so excited so share my fall favorites! Ironically, fall is also my favorite season!
Top to bottom: Calypso, Viper, Barracuda, Sookie, Hutch

I realize this is not the best quality (for some reason I can’t get my phone to focus while still maintaining a slightly higher exposure so the shadow isn’t so pronounced) but Sookie is the only glossy lip here, more reddish than Hutch, which is reminiscent to NYX’s Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania. Calyspo, almost a lighter shade of Barracuda, is more wearable for everyday purposes along with Viper and its with its purple undertones.

Favorite Halloween costume

I love mythological creatures in general, so anything like faeries and mermaids and goddesses with an interesting / gory twist catch my eye. I also like the idea of taking something normally seen as good and putting a darker twist on it.

Favorite accessories

Scarves make me feel cozy, but rarely is it ever cold enough to wear a scarf (especially as mine are more on the heavier side) so I like accessorizing with hats. I have a few floppy ones and a few baseball caps I recently got, but I’m also in the market for a black fedora!

Psst: if you have places you normally shop and get a good price, let me know!

Favorite drink

When I think of fall, I think of cool nights and misty rain (mostly so I don’t have to close my window) and snuggling in bed watching Netflix with something warm, like hot chocolate. Even better if it’s something like peppermint or pumpkin-y. Chai tea works too.

Favorite TV show

My all time favorite is without a doubt Parks and Rec, but when I want something more mood heavy (and longer than 20 minutes) Sense8 is a great one. There’s a plot, it still has some light moments, and it’s always interesting. Another one I can binge watch easily is The Flash, especially since they just added the second season to Netflix.

But if you have any recommendations, I’d love to hear them!

Favorite movie

Generally I like watching romantic comedies (or just comedies in general) because they make me happy, although lately I’m on the other end of that spectrum with movies like Four Brothers (I swear I watched this twice in a week) or even the Pirates of the Caribbean.

I tag:

Cherie from sinonym

Andrea Tiffany from Glimpse of Glam

Ann-Marie from Face to Curls

And of course, you’re welcome to tag yourself!

What are your fall favorites?


  • Yiotou_La

    Loved reading your answers girl! And the lipsticks you chose are so pretty., I have a thing for dark lipsticks too and lately, I have been wearing plum and berry lipsticks every day! x


    • Sam

      Yesss! I feel like plum / berry shades for fall are a staple!

  • Your lipstick choices in this are so lovely!

    Liz | LotsofLoveLiz

    • Sam

      Thank you, Liz!

  • Carina Vardie

    I need all of those lip colours in my life!


    • Sam

      Aren’t they gorgeous?! My favorite right now is Barracuda!

  • I have been enjoying reading this tag from some of my favourite bloggers so love that I’m reading it from you too! Barracuda and Sookie are so pretty! I need to hunt them down.

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    • Sam

      Yay, thanks Shireen! and YES, Barracuda is my favorite so far, it’s so pretty.

  • Nice to read a little more about you! 🙂 Fun tag. I really like those lipsticks, perfect for autumn 🙂

    Hope you’re having a good start to the week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Sam

      I agree, the lipsticks are a huge hit! Hope you’re having a great week too, Mica 🙂

  • Yara & Jude

    Love this post! Love knowing all about your favourites!

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    • Sam

      Thank you!

  • We share so many favourites! I also love the smell of rain – no one I know seems to understand! And those lip colours are gorgeous! Looking forward to the next favourites! <3


    • Sam

      Thanks Eilidh! Whaaat, that’s so funny almost everyone I know also loves the smell of rain haha

  • Vanessa

    I love burgundy nails for the fall, I literaly wear burgundy nail polish until spring.
    But the Essie nails polish sounds really nice.

    • Sam

      Burgundy in general is a beautiful color for fall!

  • Thanks for tagging me 🙂 This is quite funny haha because I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the blogger recognition award!
    I also like darker stuff for Halloween haha it’s fun dressing up as evil and scaring people
    I also really enjoy watching Parks and Recs, its such a hilarious show to watch anytime of day. I probably say this way too often but I definitely recommend Greys Anatomy if you are looking for a good show to watch. Or New Girl, also Gilmore Girls (by the way the revival is coming up sooo soon!)

    ~Andrea Tiffany~

    • Sam

      Oh, awesome! Haha thanks Andrea Tiffany! Oh yeah I’m all caught up on New Girl but I haven’t tried Grey’s Anatomy yet. Although I’ve seen a few episodes on TV, I’ve never actually sat down and started watching from ep 1. I’ll have to give it a shot though; thanks for the suggestion 🙂

  • Nina

    These are gorgeous lipstick shades for fall.
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    • Sam

      Thanks Nina!

  • Those lip shades though!!!! Ugh, I love fall shades. People at my office don’t really wear bold lipstick colors, so I’ve shied away from my collection, but I really need to start wearing fall colors again. For TV shows, I’ve been loving the new show Designated Survivor! It keeps me on the edge of my seat. And for a feel good, Jane the Virgin is a big-time fave.

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    • Sam

      Oh, I’ve never heard of Designated Survivor. Is it on Netflix? And yes, I’ve heard about Jane the Virgin! I think I watched the first few episodes when it first came out but I haven’t kept up with it, so I’ll have to check it out again. Thanks for the suggestions, Sora 🙂

  • Rosy Flynn

    I need to move to California! I can’t believe you can still wear shorts in winter. I live in scotland and I’m already whipping out my scarves again ready for a long, cold winter.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

    • Sam

      That’s what I love about living in SoCal, and the biggest problem if I decide to eventually move. Nice weather year round, but I’m such a baby when it comes to extremes!

  • Oh man, I just made a colourpop order and am already lusting over the shades Viper and Calypso 🙁 and I bloody love candles too, I need to stop buying them haha! Have a lovely day 🙂


    • Sam

      Calypso is sooo great for everyday wear too! Haha I know what you mean though I have a huge wishlist from Colourpop and then they just keep adding new shades!

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    • Sam

      Thanks 🙂

  • I looove a good burgundy lippie in the fall too 😀 It automatically makes me feel “fall” if that’s possible lol. I also love a good rom com! If you’re looking for affordable hat options, definitely check out forever 21! They usually have a better selection in stores than online, and of course everything is very affordable 🙂

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

    • Sam

      Yeah, I really need to check out F21 in person, I’m usually on it online but my friend said the same thing about their selection!

  • I love mythical costumes aswell. I’ve seen so many gorgeous mermaid costumes on Instagram over Halloween! X

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

    • Sam

      Yes, mermaids are such a cool choice in my opinion! And, not too difficult to put together.

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    This tag got me in a proper autumn mood! 🙂 Really enjoyed reading your answers, hun. I love hot chocolate all year round as well, but especially in autumn! Also, I really like your lipstick picks. I’ve heard such fab things about Colourpop but have yet to try them myself! The darker burgundy shades seem to be right up my alley. 🙂 <3 Also, I've also been watching The Flash lately, it's definietly a good option for a light watch! Thanks for sharing. xoxo


    • Sam

      Thanks Kay! Colourpop is a great choice, especially considering the price of their stuff. Once I got one thing from them, now I’m just racking up the lippies! Ooh, yeah I’ve watched the first season of The Flash but haven’t yet started the second. I have to get on that!