By BR Tabatha
Bye bye bikinis! See you later jandals!
The cooler months are coming - and we're ready for them!
We're done with watching our carefully applied makeup slide off our faces. Tired of our straightened hair rebelling. Done with all things light and bright.
Sure. summer's great, but Autumn? Autumn's got a charm all of its own - and here's why we're here for it.
When your hair gets it frizz on during high humidity in summer there's no hiding the fact that it's a hot mess. But in Autumn you can rock a messy bun with a few strands of hair framing your face and it's stylish. Chic. Purposefully windblown. And super easy to pull together when you've missed your morning alarm because you've snuggled under the blankets a little too long.
In summer flushed cheeks are usually paired with sweat beading your forehead. In autumn flushed cheeks make you look like you've just enjoyed a brisk healthful walk around the park. Best of all? You can fake it with a good blush.
No. More. Shaving. Tuck the razor away. Hide the wax strips. Cover your legs and pits in cloth of some kind and let things run wild!
When summer comes we are quick to kick off our shoes, trim our toe-nails and either apply nail polish ourselves or head to a salon to have it done for us. But hands up who, over the course of summer, get lazier and lazier at trimming or removing polish, or reapplying, and by the end of the season you're rocking gnarled patchy-coloured toes? Best bit about Autumn? You can cover those toesies up and forget about em for a good six to eight months. Maybe more if New Zealand decides spring's only showing up in the form of showers and chilly winds.
The last reason to love Autumn? Makeup, of course! Yes you can wear whatever colours you want anytime you want - but there's something delicious and cosy and ever so embracing of the season about pulling out a vampy purple nail polish, swiping a rich berry tone over your lips, or smoking up your eyes with darker shades to match the mood of the darker months.
Pass the hot chocolate. Load us up with Whittakers. Hit us up with binge-worth tv shows. We're ready...
Autumn. Bring it on!
So, are you a fan of all things autumnal? What do you love? What do you hate? And we're not joking when we say we want your tv recommendations...