Fabulous Friends: Fall Favorites

Fall is my favorite season. With the changing leaves, cooler weather, and outdoor activities, how could you not enjoy yourself? In addition to loving Fall, I also love Fall fashion. Therefore, I wanted to know what my friends’ favorite fall trends were. Here is what they said:

  • 8 friends said their favorite Fall accessory was scarves
  • 1 friend mentioned how she loves colorful scarves that look good with jeans, boots, and a solid colored shirt
  • 1 friend said she goes for a “good, neutral pashmina” which is an Indian scarf made of fine cashmere wool- she wears it kind of like a shaw and it looks effortlessly pretty!
  • 3 people mentioned their go-to is infinity scarves. 2 people said they love big sweaters because they’re cozy and warm (both items are worn by Miley Cyrus on the right)

The next biggest thing mentioned by my friends were boots (5 people said this). 2 people specifically said they loved tall chocolate riding boots for the Fall (pictured to the left). Another 5 friends named one of the following boot trends (from left to right):

1. Combat boots                     4. Short Boots
2. Doc Martens                       5. Black Riding Boots
3. Tall Tan Frye Boots             6. Fringe Boots

Other trends mentioned by my friends were peacoats, stud earrings (“perfect for everyday or you can get snazzy and dress them up”), pumpkin spice lattes, and beanies.

Lastly, I wanted to share my three favorite trends for Fall. They are a tribal printed sweater, layered clothing (my friend also mentioned this), and a wine purse! These trends go perfectly together!

Have a fantastic Fall!
— Emily

Fabulous Friends-GUYS EDITION: Favorite Cologne!

Anyone shopping for a last minute gift for a father, brother, or boyfriend? I think cologne would be the perfect gift! My friends and I have talked about it in the past and we all agree that it definitely makes a guy more attractive it he is wearing cologne! I polled 18 guys and got a variety of responses for favorite colognes and fragrances! If you want to read the individual notes or see the costs of each cologne, then just click the name. Here are the results!

The most named cologne of the 18 guys was the Lacoste Essential Eau de Toilette with 3 votes! This cologne is described as “Masculine, Modern, Classic. Composed of unique fresh and spicy notes, built on an elegant woody base. Essential combines aromatic and sexy woods with rich fruit notes, linked with a transparent, floral heart.” The lasting power is known to be 6-10 hours. One of my friends said, “Love it. It gets the ladies what can I say.” Overall this seems like a great pick!

I was definitely not surprised to hear that a lot of people’s favorites were from the Polo Collections. I can definitely see these being a go-to scent.
3. Polo Blue Eau de Toilette– 2 votes (This is my favorite scent on a guy. Smells so good!)
4. Polo Big Pony #2 Cologne– 1 vote
5. Polo Double Black Eau de Toilette– 1 vote  


These next two colognes each got 2 votes! On the left is Armani’s Acqua di Gio and on the right is Bleu de Chanel. The Chanel cologne is a favorite of Brandon Bryson’s who is a consultant from TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids.

Other fragrances mentioned were the Old Spice Deodorant Body Sprays. I’m definitely familiar with this product because both my brothers use it. I also agree that they smell awesome and seem stronger than other deodorant body sprays. I think that every guy should have a can of this in his bookbag or workout bag. A specific scent that was mentioned to me in case anyone needs a specific recommendation is Old Spice Champion.

Here are the other fragrances that all got mentioned!

1. Curve Kicks for Men– 1 vote
2. Armani Black Code– 1 vote
3. Bvlgari Aqva Pour Homme– 1 vote
4. Gucci Guilty– 1 vote
5. Lynx Africa (this is the European brand of Axe and this particular scent smells so good!)- 1 vote

1. Burberry London Eau de Toilette– 1 vote
2. Diesel Fuel For Life– 2 vote
3. Dolce&Gabbana Pour Homme– 1 vote
4. American Eagle Real– 1 vote

I hope this post was helpful! Leave a comment if you like any of these or if you have a favorite cologne!
– Emily

Fabulous Friends Panel: Favorite M.A.C. Products!!

Hey everyone! So I’ve done a few of these Fabulous Friends post in the past but in case you haven’t seen them, I basically surveyed my friends and recorded their answers for you all! I hope this helps if you plan to go to M.A.C. soon!

Zoom Lash Mascara

Bronzing Powder
Select Moisturecover Concealer

Technakohl Eyeliner in Black (2 people mentioned this!)
Eye Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in Smolder
Lip glosses

Dazzleglass in Bare Necessities

Makeup Brushes
Eyeshadow Brushes

Tell me your favorites! 🙂

Fabulous Friends Panel: Favorite Bath & Body Works Scent and Item!

Yes it is time for another questionnaire with my fabulous friends panel 🙂 This time I decided to ask my friends what their favorite item from Bath & Body Works was! As you all probably know by now, I am completely obsessed and cannot get enough of this store. Here are some scents or items that you may like to try! They are still having their huge sale so this may be a good time for you to try new stuff! Please please let me know what your favorite scent or item from Bath & Body Works is because I would love to try them out!!!! (P.S. I believe this store is only available to people in the US and Canada.) Here is their website! www.bathandbodyworks.com

#1) Now the number one most mentioned scent from Bath & Body Works was SWEET PEA. It is one of the unique smells from B&BW and has notes of Sweet Pea Petals, Watery Pear, Freesia, Fresh Raspberry, and Soft Musk.

#2) There was a tie for the second place and one of the scents was DARK KISS! I myself also love this scent! 🙂 This has notes of sensual incense, Mirabelle plum, and night musk. My friend also said that she loves it in the body lotion form!

#2) The other scent that tied for second place was of course the ever so famous WARM VANILLA SUGAR. I am a huge fan of this; I spray it on my pillow every night before I go to bed 🙂 This is known by its traces of Vanilla Absolute, Basmati Rice Water, and Creamy Sandalwood.

Honorable Mentions:
(Above from Left to Right)- Japanese Cherry Blossom, Exotic Coconut, Cherry Blossom, and Twisted Peppermint.
(Above from left to right)- Eucalyptus Spearmint, Lavender Chamomile Mist, Pineapple Mango Home Fragrance Oil (for Scentbugs!), and Cucumber Melon.
(Above from left to right)- Fresh Market Apple Handsoap, Lemon Vanilla, and my favorite, Berry Vanilla.
Please let me know your favorites! I will almost certainly go out and buy them lol. Have a great day! 🙂

Fabulous Friends Panel: Favorite Mascara

New survey! I asked my lovely friends what was their favorite mascara and they all responded with wonderful products. The majority of the products mentioned were from Maybelline so I guess they are the favorite of this survey! Let me know what is your favorite mascara or if you have tried any of the mascaras that are mentioned! I want to know your review on them! (Click on the mascara name to shop them.)

The mascara that was mentioned the most was the Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara! I personally use this mascara and would definitely recommend it as well! The wand is very large and makes no clumps at all. It is a very good volumizing mascara, stays on all day, and does not flake. Maybelline claims this mascara will give you 9X the volume.. but I would say it is more like 3X. This mascara comes in regular and waterproof formulas. It can be bought at drugstores for $5.69.

Other responses:

1) CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume– Drugstores $8
2) Maybelline Falsies Mascara– Drugstores $7.50
3) Maybelline Pulse Perfection Vibrating Mascara– Drugstores $15- My friend told me that the vibrating motion completely separates and lengthens each lash. She said it is pricey but completely worth the money!
4) Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara– Drugstores $7- This was the second most mentioned mascara from my friends!!
5) Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara– Drugstores $8- My friend said she likes this mascara because she has short lashes without it. However, she said it is hard to get off.
6) Dior Extase Mascara Sephora $28
7) Rimmel Glam Eyes Lash Flirt Mascara– Drugstores $7.49- My friend that uses this has very long and defined lashes everyday so to say at the least, this product works very well!
8) Rimmel Max Volume Flash Mascara– Drugstores $7.49

9) Beauty Rush Mascara– Victoria’s Secret $7

Now if you decide that you want a higher end mascara rather than drugstore mascaras (except Dior Extase) mentioned above, then my friend suggested getting the Sephora Favorites Lash Stash Mascara Deluxe Sampler. This is a $140 value but you can purchase it for $40! It includes mini mascaras so you can buy the full size if you like it! It features:

– 0.31 oz Too Faced LashLight Mascara in Black (full size)
– 0.11 oz Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara in Pitch Black
– 0.1 oz Tarte MultiplEYE Clinically-Proven Lash Enhancing Mascara in Black
– 0.1 oz Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara in Black
– 0.141 oz Blinc Kiss Me Mascara in Black
– 0.207 Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Mascara in Black
– 0.20 oz Buxom Lash Mascara in Blackest Black
– 0.14 oz Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara in Black
– 0.09 oz Sephora Collection Advanced Lash Booster in Black
– 0.16 oz Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara in Onyx
– Tarte Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler

What is your favorite mascara? Let me know in the comments!

Fabulous Friends Panel: Favorite Perfume

So every now and then I like to hear what kind of products my friends are using. I surveyed 15 friends about what is their favorite perfume and fragrances; here is what they told me! If you are looking for a new scent, any of these would be good to try! Also, here is the link to a site that has some of the perfumes at discounted prices and they are 100% authentic. http://www.fragrancenet.com/

Click on the perfume’s name to go directly to their individual websites!                                                 

  1. Ralph Lauren Hot
  2. Bath&Body Works Dark Kiss
  3. Daisy by Marc Jacobs 
  4. Intimately Beckham
  5. American Eagle ’77     
  6. Ralph Lauren Rocks 
  7. Very Hollywood by Michael Kors
  8. True Religion 
  9. Hollister Malaia    
  10. Viktor Rolf’s  Flower Bomb 
  11. Vera Wang Princess (More than 1 person mentioned Princess)
  12. Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture (More than 1 person mentioned this one)

Let me know your favorites!
– Emily