Thursday, October 31, 2013

Pumpkin Pie with S'mores Icing & Pecans Recipe


All I've been hearing about lately is pumpkins. From the start of September until the new year it seems like pumpkins are on everyones minds. They are an item that gets played around with by restaurants, fast food strings, bloggers and food enthusiasts everywhere with the mention of fall. From pancakes to lasagna, pumpkin has been creatively added to so many dishes, some of which I would love to whip up myself. I will admit to feeling just a little left out being that I don't like the taste of pumpkins all that much but not to worry, I still have some recipes of my own to share with you all. 


In my Pumpkin Butterscotch Chip Muffins recipe post, I mentioned that my husband had requested a pumpkin pie recently. What kind of wife would I be if I denied him America's favorite fall desert. Of course I added a little spin of my own to this classic pie with some s'mores icing and chopped pecans on top. 


This creamy with a crunch spiced up pie had some great proportions and the crust to filling ratio in each slice was pretty much spot on. My husband was thrilled with the results which I was happy to see since my baking adventures aren't always too successful. If you are having a Thanksgiving dinner and need to accommodate some guests this will be a great choice for desert. It's really simple to stir up, even for novice bakers like myself.


Pumpkin Pie with S'mores Icing and Chopped Pecans 

Ingredients:

1 15 Oz Can Pumpkin Puree
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Allspice
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Eggs
1/3 Cup Vanilla Almond Milk
1 Store Bought Graham Pie Shell
Hersheys S'mores Desert Icing
Chopped Pecans

Method:

1. In a large mixing bowl combine the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, allspice, salt, eggs and vanilla almond milk. Stir till smooth but thick in consistency.

2. Pour this filling into a store bought graham crust and preheat the oven to 400.

3. Bake the pie for 35-40 minutes or until it has set. Try not to open the oven door while it's baking at all to ensure the top doesn't crack or fall. 

4. Once it is baked through take it out of the oven and allow it to cool completely.

5. Add icing to the entire top of the pie. I smoothed out the top and then made a rim with around the pie crust using a decorators tip. 

6. Sprinkle chopped pecans all  around the perimeter of the pie keeping them to just a few inches in width. 

7. Slice and serve.

Do you stock up on pumpkin this time of year? What kinds of recipes do you like to cook and bake using pumpkins? Let me know in the comments form. I love hearing from you!

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

October 2013's Kitchen of The Month

My birthday has come and gone and that means the month of October is actually almost over- how did it disappear like that? I love choosing interesting kitchens each month (often found on pinterest and google) to share with you.  Pinning home decor inspiration is my obsession lately and lots of lovely kitchens have passed through the vicinity that is my pinterest wall. With the purchase of my new house I've been getting into design quite a bit which is causing me to learn loads about my personal design style too. My new kitchen took a lot longer to be finished then I initially thought it would. It is finally almost completely done. (Yes I have been living in a house without a kitchen for the past month and yes it has been driving me insane) The lighting is done, the cabinetry is finished and as I wait for my chosen counters to get installed I am picking some faucets and tile for my back splash. I have been contemplating whether or not to share some of the photos from the whole house construction and designing process. It feels so personal to be sharing it online and yet I feel like it's really important to explain some of what I've learned in the process. At this point I'm pretty sure I will be sharing some of it after all. I look forward to doing so!


This months kitchen is packed with grey- one of my favorite colors at the moment in regards to design. Some of the details I love are the floors which give this room a country feel in my mind, the blue island which is so unique and also adds the perfect pop of color to the space. The stools are rustic and charming and I am so crazy over the mixed materials look for the backs plash area. I do think the  window shade is a bit much here. I would have done something like drapes that lets in a little more light. I also would have done a different color for the faucets, something lighter..but that's just me. 

What do you think of this kitchen? Love it or hate it? Leave me a comment below letting me know, I love hearing from you!

Disclaimer: Some pictures in this blog post are from google or pinterest. If a photo is yours and you would like it removed then please contact me by email: gittyktz @ gmail dot com or in the comments form below and I will gladly comply immediately. 

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Another Fall Eye Makeup Tutorial: Green & Gold

My 3 year old son is fascinated with the crisp fall leaves easily accessible  to him whenever we spend any time outside lately. Like most kids would, he stomps through them enjoying how they crunch under his feet. I've been thinking about putting together a centerpiece like this one to dress the table up a bit for fall. One with pine cones and leaves would be lovely in my opinion. While we were out and about last week I told my son to choose some pretty leaves with that in mind. He has picked up some nice ones and we have quite the collection now. Time to get working on that project! As I looked at the leaves closer then usual I realized how many beautiful colors run through them from purple to gold, burgundy, bronze and green. When I next did my makeup I was really inspired to do something in that color theme. And that is how this weeks video eye makeup tutorial came about. I've been using green alot which you may have seen in the last purple and green eye tutorial video.  I imagine this will not be my last fall related eye makeup tutorial too, there are so many great color combinations to choose from! I pulled out my Smashbox Shades of Fame Eye Shadow Palette again since it has a amazing dark green shade and a gold cream eyeliner- just what I needed. Watch the video here or read towards the end of the post where I will insert it as usual. If you would like to recreate this look then please keep in mind that you do not necessarily need to use the specific items I did, you can choose from any pieces you already have in your makeup bag. Whatever you do, have some fun with the looks you create as we head into winter! 


Products & Brushes Used:


Steps to Achieve the Look:

1. Apply the E.L.F. Mineral eye shadow primer to entire eyelid, inner corner of the eye and lower lash line area. This prevents powder shadows from creasing or moving around at all. 

2. Using a flat shader brush like the Mac 239, pack the dark green color "Safari" from the Smashbox Shades of Fame Pallet onto the lid from lash line to crease.

3. Take the light brown color called nude on a blending brush like the Mac 217 and apply it to the crease area blending the two colors. This shade acts as a transition between the first  green shade and the one that goes down next. 

4. Add the bronze gold color called "Praline" just above the crease with that same blending brush.

5. Apply the dark brown color "Mocha" to the outer corner only and blend it out a bit still using the blending brush.

6. With the ELF studio small Angled Brush take the Gold cream eyeliner and line the lower lash line and a bit underneath it as well. Then add some to the inner corner of the eye, meeting it with the color on the lower lash line.

7. Apply the light ivory color called "Bliss" to the brow bone area using the ELF Eyeshadow C Brush.

8. Line the upper lash line with Anastasia Beverly Hills Covet Waterproof Eyeliner in Astral. It can be messy since it's supposed to be a bit smokey and not too precise looking.

9. Apply mascara to the upper and lower lashes. Mac Zoom Lash Mascara gives voluminous lengthened lashes which is why I used it.



 Do you change up your makeup looks when a new season arrives, or do you stick to the same eye looks every day? Let me know in the comments! 

P.S. Happy Birthday to me, I am 24 today! 

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Bruschetta Recipe


Happy Thursday! I can't believe another week has come and gone and it's almost the end of October already too. The crisp cool air is unmistakable now so I've had to pull out my coat, boots and hats. The days are growing shorter as they do every year, beckoning winter. It's beginning to feel like the perfect soup weather over here. Pull out your fuzzy socks and turn on the fireplace and then cook up some soup for warmth and comfort. It's the perfect antidote to the cold weather. I've shared my fill of hearty soups over the years, some of the ones I love most are my Roasted Garlic Zuchinni Soup, Tomato Basil Orzo Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons and of course my Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls is not to be beat when the weekend rolls around. 


Whenever I cook soup as a part of dinner I kind of get stuck in a rut in regards to what side dishes to serve along with it. Soup feels filling at first but give it 15 minutes and you'll probably feel hungry again. Salads are always a good choice and garlic bread is usually my first thought. I almost always end up throwing together some brown sugar fries too. Today I am offering another option that is usually my next choice after garlic bread. It takes no time to throw together, the flavors work wonderfully together and  you end up with a impressive appetizer to serve to family and guests. If you can cut up bread and veggies you can do this. Bruschetta is a traditional Italian dish. Although there are many different variations to choose from utilizing mushrooms, all sorts of cheeses and vegetables too, tomatoes are most commonly used. Those are the ones you'll be served when ordering from most dairy restaurants. Keep in mind that you can do this any way you like so if you want to keep it non dairy skip the cheese and any of your favorite veggies can replace the tomatoes if your not a fan. I've been serving this in my house for years and first put the recipe out when I'd just started blogging. I'm bringing it back today, here's the recipe:


Bruschetta

Ingredients:

I Baguette/French Bread Cut Diagonally into 1 Inch Slices
1 Large Tomato, Chopped 
1/8 Cup Olive Oil
1 Red Onion, Chopped 
2 Fresh Cloves of Garlic, Chopped Small
1/8 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
1 Teaspoon Fresh or Dried Basil and Parsley
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1 Tablespoon Parmesan Cheese

Method:

1. Slice your french bread. 

2. Preheat oven to 350

3. Brush each slice of bread with some olive oil and place them on a foil lined baking sheet. Place them in the oven for a few minutes and allow them to crisp and toast a bit but not burn of course. 

4.  Cut up your tomato, red onion and garlic and put them all in a medium sized bowl.  Add whats left of the olive oil, the balsamic vinegar, basil, parsley and some salt and pepper. Mix to combine. 

5. Remove the toasted bread slices from the oven and top them each with a tablespoon or so of the tomato mixture. Sprinkle each one with some parmesan cheese and serve right away. 

What do you like to serve alongside soups? Leave me a comment letting me know, I would love to get your ideas!

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Balm Bahama Mama Bronzer Review



You may remember that huge haul I did a while back from Drugstore.com. It was then that I was first introduced to The Balm cosmetics. They are a fairly new company but they hit the beauty world with a bang and are extremely talked about on every beauty interface. Since their launch, they've expanded beyond makeup and now offer hair, nail and skin care products too. They are often found on Hautelook offering deals of up to 50% off original prices so look out for that if you have something you've been wanting to try.

 From what I've picked up so far, I do think they offer some pretty nice powder products. I was so disappointed when my Mary Lou Manizer cracked into a million specks of dusty powder just a few weeks later and although it creates the biggest mess, I've still used it almost every day since. This one on the other hand is not one I utilize daily but it has become my number one choice for contouring my face lately.

What The Balm has to say about their bronzer: "Finally, a Caribbean getaway in a compact. This matte bronzer creates the look of beautifully tanned skin without any orange undertones for a fresh-off-the-beach glow. Bahama Mama also doubles as the perfect contour powder and matte brown eyeshadow. Yes this tropical beauty keeps busy!"

Keep reading for more details:


Color:  This bronzer is cool toned and very dark brown in color. I was thrilled to see that there was no orange undertones (no oompa loompas here) but I'd have to say the color is definitely a bit dark to use as a bronzer. I tend to use it for contouring my cheekbones, nose, forehead and chin instead rather then brushing it all over my face to bronze. I have also used is as an eye shadow and found it to be a great crease color. I do think the matte finish is the thing I love most with this one since it gives a very natural look. (the tiny specks of shimmer in nars laguna are still super pretty). It's also extremely pigmented so very little needs to be used with each application!

Texture: The consistency is soft, not chalky and finely milled so it picks up onto my brush like a dream and goes on with a swipe.

Packaging: Like I talked about with the Mary Lou Manizer, I am not one for cutesy packaging and definitely don't think a girl in a bikini was really necessary as a cover. The cardboard packaging does feel a bit junky as well but at the same time it is light, compact and easy to travel with. The mirror included is a handy add in too.


Price: $20 is a bit hefty a price to pay for a bronzer especially one of it's size. Nevertheless, in comparison to Nars Laguna or Benefits Hoola I think it's a steal for the high quality powder it is. Will it make me think twice when it comes time to decide to repurchase? For sure! Especially since I am in love with a Wet N Wild Bronzer that costs me just under $4!

Photo Friendly? I would say it looks just fine when photographed.

Recommended Skin Types: I believe it would work well with all skin types because it isn't too matte or chalky to be used on dry skin and it hasn't caused any issues when my skin was on the oilier side. In fact I haven't noticed it interacting badly with my skin in any way at all.

Scent: No noticeable scent.

Lasting Power: This product lasted really well on my cheeks without fading or oxidizing at all. At the same time, the base I wear always optimizes or effects the longevity of my powder products.

Application Tips: Being that it's a bit darker then a typical bronzer, I would recommend applying this to the cheek bone area and any other areas you may want to contour with a tapered brush and then blend it in well.  


Overall:

The pigmentation, texture and longevity are fantastic. The packaging is definitely not my favorite but it is still quite travel friendly since it's so thin and small. Because I have so many less expensive bronzers that I like just as much I don't know that I would repurchase so quickly but we'll just have to wait and see when I finish this one. 


I'm wearing it here as my contour layered under some of wet n wilds color icon bronzer in bikini contest and mary lou manizer.

What should I try from The Balm next? I've been eyeing their new Balm Voyage Pallette and the TimeBalm Concealer. Leave recommendations in the comments form, I love hearing from you!

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Monday, October 21, 2013

My Fall Essentials


I wasn't over excited for the start of fall this year, but to be honest I've sort of embraced it now that it's here. Last year I talked about some of the things I love most when the cold weather hits and I thought it would be really fun to do that again. As I do every Sunday, I've also uploaded a video to my YouTube channel so watch it here or towards the end of the post where I'll insert it as usual if you are interested in seeing these things in further detail. My favorite thing about Autumn which soon will beckon the start of Winter is the cozy feeling of it all. I love the idea of getting all bundled up in an over sized sweater on the couch with a book. The golden leaves that crunch below my feet as I walk home with my son make the season even more enjoyable and of course I wouldn't be a good food blogger at all if I didn't say something about comfort food and drink. Who's excited for Thanksgiving and Chanuka, or Thanksgivika this year anyways since they fall out together? I hope my kitchen gets installed soon so that I can start baking up some holiday themed treats to share with you as I do around most holidays or special occasions! (it should be finished within the week, but we will have to wait and see!)


It seems as though I constantly have a candle burning somewhere in my house since I love the smell of the Bath & Body Works ones. There are some that I pull out exclusively with this time of year though and those are the spicier ones that smell like baking and leaves and fireplaces. I was so disappointed when I finished my favorite hot chocolate candle at the end of last winter. It definitely needs to be replaced and I plan to pick up a few new ones too. Leave me your recommendations!  At the moment I love Marshmallow Peppermint, Winter Night and Hot Buttered Rum- sadly also almost finished off.

I love tea all year round as I'm sure I've mentioned plenty of times but as soon as the cold weather hits it is something I begin to drink constantly sandwiched between cups upon cups of hot chocolate and coffee of course! This Bigelow Green Tea which comes in K Cup form to be brewed by my Keurig is absolutely fantastic. I love that it has healthy antioxidants in it's makeup which means it's also healthy and good for me.


In regards to beauty in fall, it was super difficult for me to choose just a few items from each category since I adore so many nail polishes and lipsticks from my collection. For nails I cannot be without a burgundy, dark purple and gold and so I picked Essie's Berry Hard (on my nails now), Revlon's Fall Mood and Essie's Carry On all of which I am sure to be wearing so much in the next months. And for the lips I just chose 2 along with a lip balm to keep my lips hydrated and prepared to wear them. I do have a blog post from last year discussing 5 of my favorite bold lipsticks and as they have not really changed I will link that here. At this specific moment I am in love with Revlon's Matte Lipstick in Really Red as well as Revlon's Ultimate Liquid Lipstick in Premium Pink and although the Kiss of Milk & Honey Lip Balm by Nivea isn't my favorite of the ones they offer, my lips drink it up this time of year. I am currently finishing it off and plan to go back to the pink tube when I do. While we're talking about keeping hydrated I am going to mention one of my favorite face moisturizers of all time (not photographed) that will never leave my skin care routine no matter what others I dapple into. It's the Aveeno Ultra Calming Daily Moisturizer and it sure keeps the dry flakes away when my skin gets a bit dull with the weather.


This season is all about getting cozy  for me with warm sweaters, boots of course and my cold weather style staples which are scarves and knitted beanies. Two that have rose to the top of the pile amongst my scarves of late are this grayish brown animal print with skulls from Forever 21 that I mentioned in my last haul. &this mustard yellow one that I bought in Target last year which is long and fringed and so yummy around my neck.


Those are my fall essentials or favorites if you'd like. What are you favoring when the cold weather arrives? Is it good old comfort food, some wardrobe staples or perhaps a beauty item that can't be beat? Let me know in the comments form below, I would really like to know!

Look out for even more fall and winter themed posts and videos because I sure am in the mood of them now! And for those of you in Australia or other parts of the world where it's now getting warm, you can always bookmark this one for later but know that I envy you greatly right now because sun is my best friend!



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Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday Fashion: Affordable Boots For Fall & Winter 2013 (Under $50)

This weeks Friday Fashion installment is all about boots. With fall in the air I'm sure I'm not the only one thinking about them. Riding boots, ankle boots, heeled booties, knee highs, over the knee, I love them all! There are so many to choose from too, with every shop showcasing their best. At the same time it can sometimes be tricky to find ones that are comfortable, budget friendly and versatile enough to wear with all of your upcoming fall and winter looks. Not to worry, I've got you covered with a great array of boots from every category, color and material. Great news, they are all very affordable all being under $50 and just right for the new seasons. Here are 21 of my picks, I think there is definitely something there to suit everyone. Happy shopping!



Which of these look like something you'd want to wear as the colder weather heads our way? Let me know what you've been eyeing in regards to fall fashion recently and any other opinions you may have in the comments form below! 

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Beauty Tip of the Week: Proper Brush Care


Makeup brushes are the essential tool in most makeup routines. There are endless options to choose from on the market today but many of them can get pretty pricey if you want to invest in a great set. Read about my most used makeup brushes here if you are looking to purchase some. Whether or not yours were costly, you will want to take proper care of them. If brushes are incorrectly cared for they can not only deteriorate very quickly but also spread germs and bacteria which can cause annoying breakouts too. & That's the last thing we want. Clean brushes will help keep your skin clear and assist them in lasting you that much longer. The good news is that I am going to share some of my tips on properly caring for your brushes today, so get ready for some scrubbing!

When To Clean Your Brushes

Clean your brushes as soon as you take them home for the first time and after that you'll want to do so on a regular basis.(Ideally, do spot treatments daily and weekly deep clean) By doing so you will be removing old makeup, oil and dead skin cells, dirt, dust and bacteria all of which can be extremely harmful to the skin.


Choose Your Brush Cleaner

There are a whole slew of brush cleansers designed with makeup in mind and they are available all over the web. You can also create your own with any easy DIY brush cleaner recipe. I plan to do a post on that in the next weeks. Look out for it! My favorite store bought options are: A) the Japonesque Proffessional Brush Cleaner which is a spray spot clean treatment that smells citrusey like grapefruits and oranges. or B) the Johnsons Baby Shampoo. I use the Japonesque one when I'm looking to do a quick on the go kind of clean that will also dry quickly so I can use them soon after and I tend to do so every other day. I go for the Johnsons option when I want to give them a deep clean and usually do so once a week. The "no more tangles" version not only smells amazing but also leaves my brushes feeling brand new and super soft.


How To Clean Them 

Using a spot treatment kind of spray cleanser, hold your brushes hair down and spray it on all ends being sure to get in the center of the bristles too. Once you've sprayed it a few times wipe it gently on a piece of prepared paper towel. You will see lots of product coming off onto the paper towel. Allow it to dry completely, laying sideways on the paper towel before using it. 



Doing a deep treatment cleaning is a bit different. If you have a soap that you like you can use it straight up. I put two squirts of the Johnsons baby shampoo in a plastic cup and add warm water. I then stir it so that the water and soap come together for a more sudsy consistency. Place you brush in the water and wipe it on the sides of the cup to remove some of the product with friction. Be sure that the water only reaches the brush hairs and not the ferrule (the piece that is situated between the brush hair and handle and holds it together) as the warm water will melt the glue and it'll then fall apart. Lift it out of the water and allow it to drip off, then wipe it gently on a prepared paper towel as you would when spot treating. Allow it to dry laying sideways on a fresh paper towel for about 24 hours before using.



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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Eggplant Parmesan Boats with Penne Recipe


During the final days before our move I was looking for quick and easy dinner options to throw together. I was also attempting to use up some of the ingredients in my fridge and pantry. I love having the challenge of figuring out what to cook with a few random ingredients. And that is how this came about. It's a really fun twist on classic eggplant parmesan which I might mention I've managed to mess up terribly twice. I need to work on that version but that might have to wait until my kitchen is finished being installed. I will get it right, I'll tell you that much. The eggplant boats you see here are hollowed out and stuffed with cooked penne, roasted eggplant, parmesan cheese and tomato sauce. They are then topped with some melted mozzarella cheese to finish. They're kid friendly but nice enough to serve to guests so it'll make everyone happy. I've stuffed red peppers and tomatoes before but never eggplant so this was a first for me. One thing I know for sure, I will be cooking it up again since my family simply loved it. 

I used the regular large sized eggplants for this one since they were the ones I had in the fridge at the time but the smaller ones can be used too. If you'd like to have it healthy you can switch up the penne for some whole wheat or brown rice pasta. The great thing is that this dish is very filling so a simple side dish of salad or fries will suffice along with it if you are serving it as dinner and all of the eggplant that gets scooped out goes right back into the filling too so no wasting happens.  If you like eggplant parmesan at all, you are going to love this one! 

Eggplant Parmesan Boats with Penne

Ingredients: 

2 Large Eggplants
1 Box of Penne Pasta 
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 Small Sweet Onion
1 Clove Garlic
1 Tsp. Oregano
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 15 oz Can Tomato Sauce
1/3 Cup Parmesan Cheese
1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese

Method:

1. Remove the stems from the eggplants and slice them in half lengthwise. Then, carefully cut the inside out of the eggplant halves and cut it into small cubes. 

2. Place the hollowed out eggplants and the cubes in the same roasting pan but separate. Sprinkle both with salt, pepper and olive oil and preheat the oven to 375. 

3. Chop up the onion and garlic and add it in with the eggplant cubes. 

4. Once the oven has heated, put the roasting pan in the oven and let the eggplants cook for about 20 minutes or until they are softer and cooked through. 

5. In the meantime bring a pot of water to a boil on the stove top and add your penne pasta. Allow it to cook almost all the way through and then strain it. 

6. Combine the pasta, roasted eggplant cubes, a little bit of salt and pepper, 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese, oregano, tomato sauce and parmesan cheese in a large bowl. Mix well. Then spoon the mixture into the hollowed out eggplant halves. Fill them all to the top and put them in the oven for 15 minutes on 350. 

7. Add the other 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese to the tops of the eggplant boats in the last 5 minutes so that it melts but doesn't burn and then serve.

What is your go-to dish to cook up when you are short on time? Let me know in the comments form, I'd really like to know!

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Nails of The Day: Metallic Purple & Green with Essie For The Twill of It


Todays nail of the day post is one of the shades I grabbed during my most recent trip to my local nail supply store. Essie's For The Twill of It is a multi chrome shade shifter with metallic properties that goes from glittery green to purple and grey which is why it caught my eye in the first place. It seemed like it would be one of those perfectly sophisticated fall shades and it is! In fact it's been all I've worn on my nails for the past month or so, yes I like it that much! 

If you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you will know that I often favor Essie nail polishes and that although I'm pretty terrible at self manicures with my "two left hands", I hoard nail polishes like nobody else. As if I don't have enough polishes, I'm already eyeing 3 more colors from this latest Fall Essie collection.   


 I've found that the OPI polishes last on the nails the longest, the Sinful Colors stained my nails badly and the Covergirl ones although extremely beautiful didn't paint on very easily. Amongst many others, I've also tried Revlon and China Glaze but either way I always end up back to Essie somehow. The higher end polishes are tempting me as well lately. I would love to buy some from Chanel, Estee Lauder and Butter London to name a few although a part of me says they won't be any better then any of the ones I already own no matter how hefty the price tag.


Now that the weather is growing colder I'm excited to get back to the darker nail shades and this is going to be one I frequent alot. Does it not just scream boots, scarves and falling leaves? The formulation is simply perfection. With one coat you've got an opaque streak free layer of color and it dries speedily so it's quick and easy to use. I like the brush on it but I have noticed that I need to wipe it off on the side before going to put a coat down since it comes out of the bottle with far too much product. It also chips fairly quickly lasting about 24 hours at the most which isn't great at all but doesn't bother me much since I'm used to doing touch ups anyways.



I'm pretty sure this is not only one of the best polishes I've tried from Essie EVER but also the coolest one in my collection at the moment. It reminds me so much of my favorite duo chrome purple and green shade from the Wet N Wild Comfort Zone Eye Shadow Palette which I haven't stopped talking about lately. 

It was almost impossible to photograph this nail polish since it comes out looking completely grey if it's not in a specific lighting, I assure you that whether the photographs are doing it justice or not, this color is absolutely gorgeous in person! 


Have you picked up any shades from the Essie Fall Collection: For The Twill of It as of yet? If you have, which is your favorite? Please feel free to leave your nail polish recommendations and any other remarks in the comments form below, I absolutely love hearing from you!

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