Can you believe that it’s the middle of March already! And even more shocking, it’s Autumn (apparently good ol’ Brisbane didn’t get the memo)!!
The new season brings with it many changes (hello ankle boots, hot tea and comfort food) to our routine, beauty being one of them. Because after all, when the weather changes, so does our skin and hair.
Whether it is because of the excessive exposure to Vitamin D, salty air and balmy nights or because ‘beach chic’ becomes a legitimate style from December through February (meaning you can totally not wash your hair for 3 nights in a row), summer seems to do wonders to our body. Whatever the scientific reason for this is, it’s safe to say everything changes in Autumn, and then again in Winter, so there’s no better time to pucker up, lather up and nourish your body from head to toe.
But how, I hear you ask?!
With these beauty prodz!
The Body Shop Vitamin E Hand & Nail Treatment – because dry, cracked skin is never a good look. This nail and hand treatment is an antioxidant protection for soft hands and stronger nails, is suitable for all skin types and is the perfect size to fit in your handbag for regular use.
Kester Black Water Based Nail polish Remover and ‘Prenup’ Nail Polish – because the nail polish remover is peach scented, pastels are perfect for the transeasonal months and Kester Black is proud to be completely ethically produced.
Benefit ‘They’re Real’ Mascara – because a good mascara is a year-round must. This little gem is one of the best mascara’s I’ve used over the years and I’m in no way ready to try something new.
Schwarzkopf Professional OSIS+ Refresh Dust – because dry shampoo is perhaps the best invention ever, at least where the beauty industry is concerned. This new Schwarzkopf product will do wonders for day-old hair that needs a little freshen up.
Lush Solid Shampoo Bars – because they’re economical, naked and self-preserving. Also because over here at Brisbane Threads we love all things Lush, and these solid shampoo bars are most definitely included. And the best part – these bad boys can get you through 80 washes, so even if you wash your hair daily, this will (almost) last you until Winter!
Laqa & Co. Fat Lip Pencil in Jimmy Bastard – because a bold (but not OTT) lip is the perfect autumn look when keeping the eye makeup simple. This watermelon shade works for every occasion, from weekend coffee, boardroom meetings, family dinners and a romantic date night. Perfecto!
Go-To Lips! Super Balm – because it actually is a super blam! Beauty guru Zoe Foster Blake is a god dam legend, and Lips! is the proof. It smells so good you could eat it (but probably shouldn’t) and you can feel it healing chapped lips within seconds, so it’s essentially a hero.
JBronze Medium Tanning Mousse – because everyone loves a little bit of streak-free, natural-looking colour on their legs. Autumn is a funny time of year where you’re still in your summer threads (at least in good ol’ Queensland) but you just don’t have that summer glow to your skin any more. Fake tan to the rescue! I jumped on the JBronze (tanning products created by former Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins) bandwagon early and have never looked back.
So tell us, what’s your Autumn beauty must-haves? We’d love to hear them, and you know, share some tricks of the trade.