Hey there, beauties! How’s your week going?
Today’s post is going to be a little different as I’m going to be doing the Fall Favorites Tag! I’ve seen several vloggers on YouTube doing this and I want to join in on the fun! This isn’t my monthly beauty favorites… it’s just some of my favorite things for the fall season all around.
Favorite Fall Drink
I have a few favorite fall drinks. First of course is the Pumpkin Spice Latte. I love the ones from both Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts. Been a fan for years and I can’t get enough of them.
Another favorite fall drink is from Dunkin Donuts. I love getting an iced coffee with a shot of vanilla flavor and a shot of pumpkin flavor. Perfect on those days where I want my pumpkin fix but don’t want a hot drink.
And my third favorite fall drink is good old apple cider. But not just any apple cider. I grew up in Michigan and there’s an apple orchard in my hometown called Robinette’s that makes the best apple cider ever (to me). When my dad comes down for the winter I usually ask him to bring me down a gallon or two because I’ll drink this stuff like it’s going out of style when I can get my hands on it.
Favorite Fall Treat
Pretty much anything pumpkin at Dunkin Donuts – pumpkin donut, pumpkin muffin. But I also really liked the apple spice donut they do sometimes in the fall. Back home in MI, I loved getting fresh made apple cider donuts at Robinette’s.
Favorite Fall Movie
I have a few movies I watch every year during the fall/Halloween season – Nightmare Before Christmas, The Crow (which takes place on Devil’s Night/Halloween) and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (I once went to a Halloween screening of RHPS and it was so much fun and just total mayhem).
Favorite Fall Event
Halloween! I love a good scare, but don’t handle blood & gore well, yet I do love Halloween and haunt events during this time of year (but no horror movies fore me, kthnxbai). Since I live in Florida, I have easy access to some of the best haunt events in the country!
There’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios. I actually haven’t been to this one (several of my friends have though), but I want to go sometime… mainly to see the Bill & Ted show, which pokes fun at all the pop culture stuff over the last year. This year is also the 25th anniversary of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando!
Over at Busch Gardens Tampa is their annual Howl-O-Scream event. I’ve done this one a few times and it’s a total blast. First time I went, I wasn’t going to do any of the houses, but the group I was with (all guys) talked me into doing most of the houses with them and I’m glad I did because it was a total rush.
As I’ve mentioned here before, I also write for a theme park website (MiceChat) and have covered Howl-O-Scream for the site a few times. I did have one bad experience a few years ago though when I had to go through one of the brand new houses for that year BY MYSELF and wearing their “Scream Cam” to capture my reactions to everything. Now, going through a haunted house all by yourself is a totally different dynamic than if you’re with a group of people. I was doing good at first, laughing and making jokes, but then the house started getting gory and that “Oh crap get me the f**k out of here!” feeling started to settle in and eventually I froze and couldn’t go any further (turned out I was just a couple turns from the stopping point for the media preview). I was SO embarrassed but they told me off camera they’ve had people refuse to do it, some have run through the whole thing and some even ran away!
But for the chickens (like me), there’s another option – Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World. I’ve done this one a couple times and it’s a lot of fun! I love theme parks at night and Disney really goes out with awesome theme lighting and stuff. Plus there’s trick or treating (even if you don’t wear a costume… since I’m a local I just say “I”m a tourist!”). The parade is fun (but the song is a MAJOR earworm that will be stuck in your head for days). This year the castle show features the Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus!
Favorite Fall Beauty Trends
Well yeah I have to mention my favorite fall beauty trends.
My favorite is dark/vampy nails! I love breaking out these polishes every fall. Bright nails are fun in the summer, but I’ll take vampy nails any day though. Dark reds, purples, black… you name it.
Along with vampy nails is of course vampy lips. I love seeing dark lips on others but never felt I could pull it off myself. Well… I may have been wrong (and I’ll save the rest of that story for an upcoming blog post).
Favorite Fall Fashion Trend
BOOTS! I love I’m at the time of year I can pull out all my kick ass boots and wear them. I’m a girl who loves embellished boots and my favorite pair I own are these ones I got back in I think 2010. They’re by Diba and I got them at DSW. I loved them so much I got a 2nd pair as a backup! I get compliments on them whenever I wear them. Guys, girls… I’ve even had a bunch of drag queens corner me asking where I got them! LOL!
I also love being able to pull out my leather jackets again even though it really doesn’t get cold in Florida until late December (for maybe a week).
And that about does it for my fall favorites! I’m not going to tag anyone specifically, but if you want to do this tag, I say have at it and have fun!
As always, thank you all so much for reading! I hope the rest of your day is a good one and I’ll see you again Friday with a new post! 🙂