I have gathered a list of my Fall favorites that I have truly enjoyed this month for different categories.
Sweet potato is so versatile, it can be made to sweet dish or a savory. Different spices mix well with the sweet potato and it’s easy to prepare. Something that I want to try with sweet potato is to pair it with marshmallow in casserole. That sounds interesting combination and I have understood that it’s one of the American traditional cooking. If someone knows the best recipe for sweet potato mash with marshmallow casserole or the origin of this dish, share in the comments! 😊
Something food/health related I have tried in my nutrition is BCAA’s (Branched-Chain Amino Acids). I have tried the SportLife Nutrition BCAA’s in Cola which has been good, at first the taste is quite sweet. I’ve been adding it to my water when going to the gym, although I don’t remember to take it everytime with me.
BCAA contains three essential amino acids (leucine, isoleucine and valine) which for example enables the increase in muscle growth, fix muscles and fatigue quicker during and after workouts and also reduces muscle soreness. These essential amino acids can’t be made with your body, they come from your nutrition. (Bodybuilding.com article on BCAA’s) I’m fascinated about these BCAA’s and other amino acids as a part of your nutrition. For me this is just an experiment if BCAA really makes a difference during a workout and decreasing muscle soreness.
Beauty & Fashion
Burgundy and dark green clothing and accessories are my Fall favorites. I have whipped out my Fall scarves and other accessories that have kept me warm during the drop of temperature. These are my favorite colors anyway, even when if it’s not the Fall season. 🤫
For beauty I have been enjoying the red, orange and yellow makeup looks, mainly red and orange has been my go to colors for a while. Also I have been wearing false lashes few times this month, I’m not the best at applying falsies but I like the look of them with colorful makeup looks. I purchased a yellow eyeshadow singlet from Essence in color 24 dare to shine. It’s not the best, but it does the job as a crease color or in a cut crease with white base. The formula isn’t as pigmented as I have wished. My holy grail eyeshadow palette, Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance, has been in a lot of use.
Balmain glasses in the style BL1509S which I got in March for reading and slight myopia. I can say that I have been enjoying wearing these glasses a lot. I have always wanted circular glasses. When I had the opportunity to get them, you already knew it I had to have them. I like the look of these glasses and the mix of black and gold is on point. These frames are quite big but I love them. I would say that the hardware part has a little rosiness mixed with the gold and the Balmain logos either on the sides. Whenever I wear these glasses I feel like I’m an artist or a hustling business woman. 💁🏼♀️💼😛
Watch & Listen
I have been watching Netflix and especially Rupaul’s Drag Race season 10 (my favorite was Miz Cracker 💁🏼♀️and I’m obsessed). I have also watched all things related to cooking e.g. Masterchef Australia season 10, Sugar Rush and also documentaries e.g. The Magic Pill.
Music that I have listened has changed a little for the Fall, but I still listen mix of genres. Latest artists that I have listened have been RuPaul 😆(American, Born Naked and Remember Me: Essential, Vol. 1), Rob Zombie (Hellbilly Deluxe and Past, Present & Future) some Alice in Chains, Kendrick Lamar, Tove Lo and of course my favorite The Weeknd (My Dear Melancholy).
For this Fall I have piqued my interest more on the different foods, ingredients and food experiences. Something that I would like to try out is creating my own cured egg yolks, more molecular gastronomy dished and purchasing my own pasta maker machine (the old fashioned).
For fashion I would like to invest on a good and supporting sports bra, running jacket and reflectors that looks neutral (without any disturbing logos or shapes and that also could be easily added to different clothing). For beauty I would like to try out different primers and finally have a primer that suits me the best and works with different foundations. Also I need to find or create my own super flashy and big lashes and get more bright eyeshadows for a certain future plan. 😜
And finally I have started to collect some books or just books that have some kind of a meaning to me. So far I have two books that I bought from the Combo thrift store; Tommy Tabermann’s Suudelma (1977) which was Tabermann’s first prose and another book that I purchased was Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None (1939) which I think I read in high school. I might do a separate post on the books that I have purchased later on.
Hope you like this and tell me your own Fall favorites! 🍂