Tuesday, 29 September 2015

September Favourites

I haven't had a chance to go out and buy anything new this month, I've been so busy! I hope that these favourites don't bore you ♥
 Some of my favourite posts from this month were a Homemade Pumpkin Chai Lattehow to make a Whimsical Braida review of the Lush Twilight Bath BombAutumn ColoursBlushing Burgundy, and My Dream Closet + How I Keep Mine Organized.
My beauty favourites were:

Avon True Colour Eyeshadow Duo in Mauve Glow
I don't have a link for this because it's quite old. I also mentioned this in my Autumn Colours post, so you can read a little more about it there.
I think that this has some really nice shades! I usually don't wear bold colours, like purples, but this is quite toned down. I think that this is a nice little duo for an autumn inspired eye.
NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil
I've had this for a while, but I always forget to mention it. I don't do a lot with my brows, but I usually comb them out and shape them with the little brush on the end, and do a few soft strokes with the pencil. I don't have much to say about it, it's quite good!
Mark First Blush Perfect Flush Powder
First of all, can I say how cute this is? Swirled together, they give a very nice, highlighted blush. Sometimes I just like to use the highlighter in the middle. The only problem I have with it is that it can be quite dark and overpowering if you put on too much.
The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Body Butter
It's funny, when I looked back at my old posts, I had mentioned this in my last Spetember favourites post! I've going through my lotion and body butter to use them up lately, because I can never bring myself to, when I re found my love for this one. I may even go back and get another when I'm done with this tub.
EOS Rachel Roy Lip Balm Collection
These are another thing I re found my love for. I usually don't like tropical scents, but these are an exception. I love how moisturizing they are!
My other favourites were:

Bath & Body Works Leaves Scented Candle
I love a good autumn scented candle. This one, along with the traditional autumn notes, smells a little fresh. It's one of my go-to relaxation candles!
David's Tea Peanut Butter Cup
My friend gave this tea to me for my birthday, and I'm in love with it! It really does taste like a peanut butter cup.
David's Tea Chocolate Rocket
I had this last autumn, and I repurchased it a few weeks ago. It's one of my all-time favourite chocolate teas.

What have you loved this September? Have you tried any of these before?
-Amy

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Autumn Colours

I love autumn! I'm so excited for the colder days, the big sweaters, and the seasonal tea. I love nothing more than curling up with a good book in a big sweater under a massive pile of blankets with some tea.
 In all honesty, I much prefer the darker tones of autumn to the bright colours of spring and summer. So I thought I'd share some of my favourites with you! Just so you know, some of them are rather old.
You can read a review of this here.
I do love a good gold eye. This one is more on the orange side, but I like it nonetheless. Speaking of a gold eye, I've been wanting to try MAC's Amberlights. Have any of you?

Avon True Colour Eyeshadow Duo in Mauve Glow
I find that these two look pretty with a chocolate liner, smudged into a sort of a smokey eye. I'm usually not one to stray away from nude shadows, but these are more versatile than they look!
 Avon Ultra Colour Rich Lipstick in Perfect Plum
There's something so autumnal about a berry lip! This one is a lovely deep plum colour.

elf Moisturizing Lipstick in Ravishing Rose
When I picked this up, I didn't realize quite how dark it was. It makes it all the better for autumn! I love rose colours, no matter the variation.

Both of these are quite dark, and I usually end up blotting them to make the colour less bold.
I got these two in a little set, and I love them! I'd been looking for a colour like ladylike, and I couldn't be happier with it.
A swatch for Essie's Ladylike and A Cut Above

Annabelle Big Show nail polish in Party Red-y
I love a dark red for autumn. This one also has a lovely little shimmer, too.

If you would like a full review or swatches for any of these, please let me know!
Have you tried any of these? What's your favourite autumn colour?

-Amy

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Blushing Burgundy

I've already started dressing like it's autumn! But to be fair, where I live, autumn only lasts until mid to late November. I can already feel the chill in the air, even though the Autumn equinox hasn't happened yet.
 As you all know, I'm a huge fan of second hand shopping. I usually don't buy clothes at garage sales, but this skirt caught my eye. Burgundy is one of my favourite colours, especially for autumn. And I love the button detailing on the front!
 As soon as I saw this hat in American Eagle, I knew it was for me. I've been trying to grow my hat collection, as right now it's pitifully small. I think that bowler hats are so cute, but I try not to look like Charlie Chaplin in them! (There's nothing wrong with Charlie Chaplin, that's just not the look I'm going for).
 I got this sweater last year, and it's perfect for winter. It's pretty heavy and chunky, and that means I don't have to wear a jacket with it in autumn! Honestly, who doesn't love a cozy sweater?
You can probably tell that these shoes are pretty old, but they're my favourites. I pull them out every autumn and wear them with practically everything until it gets too cold.

Outfit Details:
Second-Hand Skirt SimilarSimilar
Dynamite Sweater Similar
American Eagle Bowler Hat
Old Boots
Old Tights

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

{Review} Lush Twilight Bath Bomb

There's nothing better than a relaxing bath, especially when you've had a particularly bad day. I wasn't having that great of a day when I reached for the Lush Twilight Bath Bomb, but it became a little better. Read on if you'd like to hear about this relaxing bath bomb!
First, let's look at what the website says about it:
"Recreate the magic of a starry night in your bath water" "lavender and tonka absolute to fight the demons of insomnia and soothe your stressed out body and mind"  "It changes color like the sky at dusk, from pinks to purples and darker still"

I think that all of these claims were true for me. This bath bomb completely relaxed me. Twilight is quite big and could probably be used for two baths, but I just used it for one. I'm really happy I decided to, because it was amazing!
I didn't read the description before I got this bath bomb, so I thought it would just be a light pink or purple. However, I was pleasantly surprised. It turned the water a gorgeous navy blue, just the colour of the night sky.
Because I didn't red the description, I also didn't know that it had glitter in it. If you dislike glitter, this bath bomb is definitely not for you.
Luckily, I absolutely LOVE glitter. And there was a lot of it in this bath, the water was completely filled with silver glitter! It really looked like a starry night sky, and I thought it was amazing.
Overall, I would definitely reccomend this bath bomb, as long as you like glitter!
Have you tried this before? What do you think of it?
-Amy

Friday, 11 September 2015

Autumn Wishlist

I'm back with another wishilist this season! I'm in love with all of the things that I featured today ♥
1. Queen Of The Woods Pendant from Jubly Umph
This little pendant looks so magical and whimsical! I love the little illustration, anything that have to do with the woods seems so autumnal to me.
2. Cotton Candy Ring from Unicorn Crafts
This is such a cute and cheery ring, I love it's bright colours! I have a total sweet tooth, even when it comes to jewelery.
3. Panna Cotta from Chotronette
I can't get over how gorgeous this dress is. It's like something from my dreams, it's everything I ever wanted in a dress!
4. Notebook With Flower Watercolor Illustration from The Twenty Fingers
What can I say, I'm a total sucker for a pretty notebook. And a floral print? Yes, please!
5. Kristina Skirt from Shabby Apple
In my opinion, this is such a perfect autumn skirt. I can just imagine walking through crunchy leaves in it!
6. Running Fox Necklace By And Mary from Little Moose
I love foxes. As a kid, if something had a fox on it, I just had to have it. In all honesty, I'm not that different now.
7. Randi Gold from Bait Footwear
I'm going to say it again, but these look like the perfect summer-to-autumn transition shoes. I love the vintage style and that mustard colour!
8. Prince Deer Ring from Good After Nine
Deer were another one of my animal obsessions as a child. This ring reminds me of Bambi, one of my favourite Disney movies of all time.

Which of these is your favourite?
-Amy

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

How To: Whimsical Braid

You may be wondering why I call this whimsical. It's just messy, you say. Well, I raise to you this question: do you think that faeries would have time to make their hair nice and neat? I don't think that they would. I do think, though, that they would take the time to stop and put some fresh flowers in their hair.
Before we start, I'd like to say that I'm by no means a hair expert. If this doesn't work for you, that's ok! If you have an idea on how I could do something better, I'm all ears.
 You Will Need:
♥ A clear elastic
♥ Bobby pins
♥ Fresh flowers (optional)
♥ Lots of time and patience to let your hair dry
1. Starting with wet hair, make a simple braid. Don't worry about it being neat, mine certainly isn't.
2. Wait for your hair to dry (this may take a few hours). Your braid should be fuller and have more volume.
3. To make your braid even bigger, use your fingers to gently pull it apart.
4. Intertwine your flowers in your braid and use bobby pins to keep them in place. I cut some sweet peas from my backyard and placed them from darkest to lightest, but do whatever works for you. You could also use paper flowers if you'd like.

If you try this I would love to know! You can leave a comment down below or email me at littlemoondragon@outlook.com.

Also, please let me know if you have any hair tutorial requests ♥
-Amy

Friday, 4 September 2015

Homemade Pumpkin Chai Latte

To me, this is such a perfect autumn drink. It seems so warm and cozy! Pumpkin and chai tea are both some of my autumn staples, and I thought that it would be nice to mix the two together.

You Will Need:
♥ 2 chai teabags
♥ 1 cup milk of your choice
♥ 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
♥ 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
♥ 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
♥ 1/8 tsp cinnamon
♥ 1/8 tsp ginger
I added some caramel sauce made using this recipe, but it's totally optional

What to do:
1. In a small saucepan, heat your milk
2. Leave on low and steep your teabags in the milk for around 8 minutes
3. Stir in your pumpkin and maple syrup
4. Add in your vanilla extract, cinnamon, ginger, and caramel (if you're adding it)
5. Pour into your favourite mug and enjoy! If you'd like, top with whipped cream. I was going to until I found that we had run out.

If you end up trying this, I would love to know! You can leave a comment below or email me at littlemoondragon@outlook.com

If you need more pumpkin, check out my Mini Pumpkin Chai Pies (Dairy + Gluten Free) or my Pumpkin Spice Latte Pushie.
-Amy

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

My Dream Closet + How I Keep Mine Organized

There are so many things that I'd like my dream closet to have.
First off, I'd want it to be big and airy. I'd want lots of room to keep those big, full skirted 50s style dresses I love so much. And on that note, I'd love a few of those dresses themselves.
I'd also love a shoe shelf. Maybe an old ladder painted some pastel colour to keep all of my shoes organized and on display.
I would love to have a little, vintage vanity in my closet. How amazing would that be? Or maybe a huge, ornate mirror.
 But I don't have this closet, so I have to come up with other ideas to keep my current one organized and to make it as close to my dream closet as possible. I thought that I'd share some things that have helped me with all of you.
One way that I like to organize my clothing is by colour. That way I can see what I have in a certain colour if I'm looking to pair it with something. You could also sort your clothes by style or article of clothing, depending on what would be more helpful to you.
In terms of shoe organization, I try to keep it simple. I like to put them all in a row, or maybe on a shoe rack or two. Really anyway but just in a big pile. I'm trying to remind myself to not just throw my shoes on the floor when I get in!
For jewelry organization, I try to keep a few organized spots. For brooches and rings, I'll put them in a little dish. For necklaces, I tend to hang them on some sort or rack or hook. That way, they don't get all tangled up.

If you're looking for a place with your dream closet, compass.com might help. I'm not planning on moving anytime soon, but I'm sure that if I was, it would be quite helpful. I'm absolutely horrible at doing things like that on my own!

How do you like to keep your closet organized? What would your dream closet be like?
-Amy