My Autumn Evening Routine

13 October 2013


Autumn is well and truly here. The fire is lit, it's dark by 6.30pm and leaves have turned that gorgeous crisp brown shade and fallen to the ground. With the recent cold snap, I've fallen in to an evening routine that goes a little something like this...

I purchased the Mandarin Cranberry Yankee Candle a couple of weeks ago, and it's perfect for this time of year. I love the smell of oranges and this candle fills the room with that scent, so it was always going to be a winner. It's a double wick candle which feels like it'll burn forever as it's huge. If I'm not lying in bed reading on my kindle (I've been hooked on Philippa Gregory books lately) I've been using up the last of my Philosophy Christmas Cookie bubble bath. Yes, it's a little too festively titled for October, but it smells delicious and there's nothing like a nice hot bubble bath to warm you up - there's a full review of this coming a little closer to Christmas. Whilst I'm in the bath I like to use Philip Kinsley's Elasticizer on my hair (review here).

Taking my makeup off is one of my favourite things to do of an evening, and I like to follow that up with the Origins Drink Up Mask (review here). This smells amazing, and leaves my face feelings soft and smooth, countering a day's worth of central heating. Whilst I wait for this mask to do its thang it's nail painting time. Nails Inc Savile Row and Chanel Frenzy are my favourite Autumn shades. One of the two has been on my nails constantly all month. Once my nails have dried and I've completed the rest of my skin care routine, I've been layering on the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair II. I reviewed this earlier in the week, I know I'm ready for bed once I apply this.

20 comments

  1. Now it's autumn I start getting obsessed with Yankee candles at the moment i'm switching between "Be Thankful" which smells really sweet and cinnamony and "white christmas" which smells like a christmas trees... I know it's early for that one but it just makes the room smell so cosy! x

    whatsonyourtulips.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. That Chanel polish looks nice :)
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)

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  3. I'd really like to have that Yankee candle haha! I really need candles for this season :)
    Love the products you've chosen! The Chanel nail polish looks wonderful.

    Great post!
    X Valérie
    scribblesofvalerie.com

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  4. I love burning a candle and doing an evening pamper.
    I have been using the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair II for a little over a month and my skin is looking so much better & healthier since I stated. It is amazing
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  5. Love these kinds of post, the nails inc polish is gorgeous!x

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  6. Lovely post, everything looks so warm and cosy together :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  7. Sounds like an amazing evening! That candle sounds incredible, and I really love the look of the Chanel Frenzy.

    http://bigbeautybag.blogspot.com/

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  8. This sounds like the perfect evening. The candle sounds like it smells divine.

    Hmm maybe...

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  9. you know. i never actually know waht to do while i have a sheet mask on and doing my nails sounds brilliant. why have i never thought about that??!!
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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  10. Wonderful pictures and i love yankee candles. <3

    xoxo
    Sabrina :*

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  11. The candle sounds amazing, I love Christmas scents so much that I could probably have them all year round :o). Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Ooh the Philosophy Bubble Bath sounds delicious, I have the cinnamon buns one and it addictive :)
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. That candle sounds lovely! I love the OPI nail envy - it definitely has worked wonders for me x

    Jordan-Alice

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  14. luv da candul. y u need 4 nail culurz?

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  15. Just discovered your blog - it's wonderful! Keep up with the good work! xx
    Merrie from The Chicc Boutique

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  16. Thank you for your comforting comment on my blog! :) I just saw it now haha I'm so glad I clicked your blog! you're doing such an amazing job with the pictures and all! I'm definetely following! Also I really need to get that candle! I'm so obsessed with candles but left them all at home haha so it feels rather not cosy in my room but I'm sure it will get better with a candle! <3

    Andrea xx
    savingsimplicity13.blogspot.com

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