Happy first day of fall! I am so excited for all that fall brings – including new fashions and (yes!) makeup. Fall is a fun time to reevaluate our wardrobes, and I also love wearing a little more makeup this time of year. I love to ge the fall fashion issues of my favorite magazines and check out all the new makeup trends.
Inspired by fall changes in color (both natural and human-made), I wrote my latest quiz: What’s Your Autumn Lipstick Personality? I loved writing this quiz, and it made me realize that Blogthings definitely should have more beauty quizzes 🙂 Give it a go and let me know what you think. Do you change up your makeup in the fall?
While summer is definitely the season to get a pedicure, this time of year is my favorite for manicures. There are so many fun colors to play with, and I love how fall such a great season for fashion in general. As we experiment with new fall looks, I love making manicures a part of that as well. And I love how manicures these days are so whimsical. All the colors, designs, and even bling inspire me.
I am not usually one to treat myself to a manicure in a salon, not when I can DIY it for a few cents and an afternoon of Netflix watching. Besides, if I paint my own nails, I can change them as often as I’d like. So I’m always on the lookout for new manicure looks, and I spend a lot of time thinking about what your manicure may say about you.
Take my latest quiz to see what manicure style matches your personality: What’s Your Manicure Style? Let me know what you get and what you think of your result. Do you like to get manicures? Would you get one like the one in your result?
Discussion question: When was the last time you got a manicure? Did you DIY it or get it done in a salon?
As far as the world is concerned, summertime is peak toe season. It’s the prime time to have feet on display, and I think we all like our piggies to look their best. (This goes for you too guys! I think sandals look great on guys.) I don’t always have polished toenails, but I try to enjoy them in the summer. I do them myself, because I’m too cheap and impatient to get a pedicure. I just get my supplies together, turn on a movie on Netflix, and get to painting.
I just read that the newest nail color for summer is denim. Cute idea, but I think I’ll stick with basic colors, like red. Red never goes out of style, and there’s a shade of red that looks good on everyone. Red nail polish signifies bold, “look at me” nails and toes. Red is a color for when you’re feeling confident… or for when you need a confidence boost. You can never go wrong with red!
Because I am feeling summery, I thought it would be fun to devote a whole image quiz to red nail polish. I stuck to five shades, although I know there are thousands to choose from 🙂 If you’re a guy (or not a nail polish fan), you can still take this quiz. The results are gender neutral and not beauty related. If you don’t do your own nails, just pick the color you think would look best on someone else: The Red Nail Polish Test. Let me know what you think of your result below!
Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):
Are you the type of person who is super attuned to scents? I think scents are really fascinating, and I’m starting to be interested in the psychology of aromatherapy. Isn’t it amazing how a particular scent can make us feel happy, calm, or nostalgic. Scent is very powerful, and I think the types of scent a person is attracted to says a lot about him or her. I have noticed that people seem to automatically pick scents that match their personalities quite well.
There is a lot of research being done about the therapeutic benefits of scents, and I’m apt to believe it. Being in an area with a terrible scent can be such a downer. On the other hand, when I enter an area that smells nice (all time favorite smell: the exotic, subtle floral scent of the Venetian casino in Las Vegas – what do they do to make it smell so good?), I immediately feel more optimistic and serene. Ah, the power of scent!
I am still discovering what sort of scents I like. One thing I know for sure is that I like scents that are light and more natural. I love lavender, vanilla, citrus, and even something like mint. I think heavier scents are nice in theory, but I never feel too comfortable wearing them. And of course, there’s nothing worse than being around someone in public who’s put a little too much scent on.
What about you? Does scent play a big part in your life? Is your home filled with scents you love? If so, my latest quiz is for you: What Scent Are You?
Take What Scent Are You?, and let me know what you get. I’m also curious – what are some of your favorite scents? How do you incorporate your favorite scents into your life?
I wish I could be one of those women who pull off really outrageous eye makeup. Forget pulling it off… I’m not even sure I have the eye-hand coordination to put it on 🙂 So instead I wrote this quiz: The Wild Eye Makeup Test
What do you think of it? Comment below and share your result / impressions!
I love lip gloss. It’s a great way to polish your look quickly, especially when you don’t have time to put on a lot of make up. Plus, a lot of lip gloss moisturizes your lips, which this dry lipped Texan definitely needs.
The color of lip gloss you choose says a lot about you. Don’t believe me? Take my latest quiz: The Lip Gloss Test
Comment below to let me know what your result was and how accurate it seemed!