Fall is here; we’ve even had real snowfall in my city. My fall favorites include all of the items that I have been loving in the last 6 months. As for makeup, I made a separate post on my favorite fall eyeshadows; so I’ve only mentioned a gorgeous highlighter here. I have some great household finds & some food favorites to share too!
The 1.5 L pot is glass and the filter/infuser is made of stainless steel. It pours smoothly and the top fits snuggly. This is great for visual people! Wash with vinegar or lemon juice before using. Purchased for $16.99 at a local Asian market.
1. Pre-warm the pot by adding the hottest water you can get from your tap inside and cover.
2. Boil water (2 cups) on your stove top or in a kettle. when the water almost reaches a boil, pour the warming water out of the teapot.
3. Add loose tea to the infuser. (1 tsp of loose tea for every 8 oz. of water) and place inside the teapot.
4. Pour the boiling water over the tea leaves & into the teapot.
5. Cover with the lid & steep for 3-5 minutes.
6. Remove the strainer/infuser and cover again.
7. Pour and enjoy.
Each packet is the equivalent of one lime wedge. The ingredients are: citric acid, lime oil & lime juice. The crystallized lime has a natural, tart flavor that I love! I have also tried the lemon packets but they were less flavorful. True lime retails for $3-4 per box of 30 packets.
Becca Rose Quartz Shimmering Skin Perfector, Pressed
Becca Rose Quartz Shimmering Skin Perfector is a beautiful soft pink shade with cool undertones. It has a soft & buttery texture, like Champagne Pop, is build-able and long lasting.
The packaging is unbelievably girly, pretty, and pink. I love it! Becca Pressed Shimmering Skin Perfectors retail for $38 for .25 oz (Rose Quartz was Limited Edition.) Compared to Champagne Pop, Rose Quartz is obviously much more pink toned. Champagne Pop has more of a soft peachy gold tone.
Auromere Ayurvedic Pre-Shampoo Conditioning Oil
For the longest time we were applying melted coconut oil to our hair weekly as a treatment. Now I swear by the Auromere Pre-Shampoo Conditioner. It is a thin, green oil that you apply before showering . I leave it on 20 minutes & then shower with shampoo and conditioner.
The oil has a sweet, mildly nutty scent that reminds me of nut butter. I apply the oil mainly to the ends of my hair but it won’t make my hair greasy if I apply it to the scalp area. The Auromere Ayurvedic Pre-Shampoo Conditioner retails for $11.21 for 7 oz on Amazon.
Ingredients: sesame oil, coconut oil, ginger lily oil, khus khus oil, nutgrass oil, neem, brahmi, castor leaf, bringaraj, tulsi, and wheat germ oil
To avoid fragrance & chemicals we decided to give wool dryer balls a chance. They work great! No static in the clothing, the clothes come out wrinkle free & soft and the balls are reusable. Dryer Sheep retail $9.99 for 2 balls but there are tons of wool dryer ball options available online.
Halo Top Ice Cream
Halo Top Ice Cream is low-calorie, low sugar, and high protein. It is super creamy (it is real ice cream) and gets its sweetness from organic stevia & sugar alcohol. It is easy on my stomach and has a surprisingly rich, smooth, satisfying texture & flavor for being low calorie. There are a lot of available flavors but I have only been able to find 7 flavors locally. The fruit flavors are exceptionally good but I gravitate towards the chocolate mocha chip and mint chip.
Halo Top retails for $6 locally. Check their store locator for availability near you!
The ground was blanketed in snow here and I have been enjoying grabbing snapshots of the falling snow. Fall is on its way out but my fall favorites will work well with the winter months too!