5 Autumn Essentials

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We are almost in the middle of Autumn and days are getting colder each day and we are not so far away from Winter. Like every other season I have some essentials that I can’t go without in this season (I won’t even mention coats and boots as my Autumn essentials). 

Autumn Essentials


If you’re leaving home so early, you will know how freezing it gets and never get your head cold, otherwise it will give you so bad headache.


It is a multipurpose essential. It keeps you warm and if you don’t have a hat and it is cold you can just wrap around your head! Also it changes the look of your outfit, so win win.

Lip Balm

I use lip balm quite a lot, however, especially in colder days it is a product that I can’t leave without. If I go a day without applying it, my lips will be so dry and I can’t use any lipstick.

Hand Cream

We probably use hand creams frequently, however, it gets used a lot in colder months. If you want soft hands like baby skin then you shouldn’t forget using it a few times everyday. You should have a look at my post Let’s Talk Best Hand Creams.

Dark Makeup

This is one of the thing I like doing in Autumn. Bold lips and bold nails are perfect for a/w and I seem to wear them frequently. If you’d like to see my autumnal look then please check my post Minimal Autumn Makeup.

These are my 5 Autumn Essentials. What are yours?

Let's Talk Lip Balm
October Favourites 2015
  • Ellie Adams

    Totally agree with every single one of these. I need to repurchase a lip balm and love the original burts bee’s too! Cosy scarves and dark makeup are definitely autumn favourites too!


  • My hands get so dry I have to use hand cream at least 3/4 times a day which I don’t complain about, but I just need to find one which I really love! Otherwise of course I agree with all your picks!


    • Finding a good hand cream is kinda hard and once you find one then you can always rely on it.

  • We’ve had exceptionally warm days here lately! 😀
    Anyway, my fall favorites are definitely dark lipsticks and rich, warm eyeshadows. And just like you, I can’t go without hand cream and lip balm.

    • It was cold last week and this week it was almost 20 🙂 If I go a day without lip balm, my lips get so dry straight away.

  • All very important essentials! You know I love a scarf 🙂 I love bold lipsticks and nails too. Have a lovely weekend Ela. Gemma xx

  • This reminds me to get a good hand cream this winter. Going to check out Neutrogena.

    • It is really good, you should definitely give it a try.

  • I use lip balm constantly in the winter! Nothing is worse than knowing you don’t have it because then your lips feel terrible all day!


    • Indeed! My lips get dry straight away if I go a day without using it.

  • I love everything in this post. I have recently purchased the Burt Bees lip balm but not sure if I prefer it over my carmex!? I shall just wear it more and see how it goes for me.

    Sara Ali | http://www.saraswonderland.com

    • I prefer the original to pomegranate one, it just doesn’t smell right. I haven’t tried carmex, I will have a look at it.

  • I love bold lips, even in another seasons! ❤
    This lip balm save my lips all the time, it’s great.



  • Love this post! You can’t beat a good hand cream at the moment!

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  • You can’t beat a good hand cream and lip balm when the weather switches!


  • Nice post! I think lip balm is definitely my essential as well, and I love wearing scarfs in colder weather since it keeps me warm! Thanks for sharing x

    Lina / lina-khalifa.blogspot.com

    • I like wearing scarves any season and lip balm is a must! xx

    • I like wearing scarves any season, lip balm is a must! xx

  • Nadia

    Definitely very essential essentials hon 🙂
    I always forget the hand cream! So bad.
    One other important item I have on me at all times is a hand sanitizer, but that’s every season 🙂 Huge scarf person as well <3
    Hope you're doing ok, girlie. Hoping things are progressing a little. Thinking about you and hope you enjoy your weekend 🙂

    xox Nadia

    • Hand sanitizer is a must for me too as I use the public transport a lot 🙂
      My fiance and I were trying to get everything sorted so I was away from blogging for over a week *sigh*
      We got the confirmation of the papers being approved after we cancelled everything which is really annoying. Now we are trying to get a new date. Thank you so much, Nadia! You are always so sweet!
      Have a great weekend xx

  • I can’t go a day without lip balm or hand cream either! Burt’s Bees is one of my favourites!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

    • My hands and lips get so dry without using them daily!

  • Pauline

    These are a must have! Thanks for sharing hun! <3 I always do darker make up when it's autumn but sometimes I'm not brave enough D: It's so out there!


    • Sometimes I feel the same way. I like how it looks however not brave enough to wear them a lot. x

  • I have been doing glowy, dewy skin makeup recently and my go to clothes is my leather jacket and infinity scarf. And on my ‘slim days’, I wear my leather jeggings too. xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I really need to get leather jeggings, they look nice! xx

  • Pretty much all of the above. i don’t wear a hat that often, but I regret not bringing it with me whenever I am out and about for a longer period of time.

    Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • I can’t leave home without a hat in the mornings (especially when it is really cold) otherwise I have headache all day long.

  • I agree with you on scarves! I love them for keeping cosy in the cooler weather! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • They keep you warm and look stylish. I like your scarves 🙂

  • I’m all for dark lips during this time of year! Great picks! x


  • Love the hand cream – that’s definitely an essential this time of year all through winter!! 🙂

    Layla xx


  • Hand creme and a lip balm are an absolute essential and I carry them with me wherever I go.


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  • Caliope Couture

    I also love bold nail colours during the colder months. And hand cream is really essential as well but I also need gloves 🙂

    Christina ♥ https://caliope.name

    • I hardly wear gloves then end up regretting it 🙂 x

  • I love dark berry makeup this time of the year too! I normally use Carmex in Winter but I want to try out Burt’s Bee too 🙂

    Velvet Blush

    • I haven’t tried Carmex one, it will be a next product I should try 🙂 xx

  • Sorana Nistor

    I think lip balm is the most important for autumn !!!



  • Scarves and burts bees lip balms are definitely two of my autumn essentials. Love them!

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

  • I really love the Burt Bees lip balm and just got another one last week as I recently ran out. My lips get super dry in the fall/winter months that I’m always loading up on this stuff haha. I do want to try and get some cute hats this year though.. just trying to find the perfect one is usually the challenge! Lol. Hope ur having an awesome weekend:-)


    • My lips get so dry if I go a day without using a lip balm, I just can’t go without it! Finding a perfect hat is definitely a challenge however once you find one then you can’t leave home without it 🙂 x

  • I always keep hand cream on my desk at work and am constantly reapplying it! Darker makeup in Autumn Winter always look chic! x


    • I carry one in my bag so I can apply it whenever I need it. It is funny how my colleagues stare at me when I apply hand cream or lip balm 🙂 x

  • Nice picks! I always have Burt’s Bees lip balm on my purses 🙂


  • Nice photos, great items

    kisses Adela Acanski

  • Great essentials list lovely! My hands are soooo dry at the moment so I’m definitely in need of some good hand cream. I absolutely love bold lips for colder months too! Xx


    • Bold lips are perfect for this time of year, I love how it changes the whole look xx

  • I can’t live without lip balm or hand cream during winter! I love the EPIC Blend lip balms and Burts Bees for the natural ingredients x

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

    • Me too, my hands and lips get so dry in colder months so leaving home without them is a big mistake! xx

  • I bough the famous 107 by Kate Moss few days ago and I am loving it . 🙂


  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Great picks. 🙂 Like yourself, I just couldn’t go without a lip balm – I have the Burt’s Bees one and I really like it, but lately I’ve been reaaally loving EOS lip balms. 🙂 <3 Thanks for sharing!


    • I really want to try EOS lip balms however I haven’t had a chance to pick one up, thanks for reminding me 🙂 xx

      • Kay (shoesandglitter)

        I’m sure you’d love them, dear! I recommend the Strawberry Sorbet one especially (pink packaging) x

  • SamanthaSeries

    Haha yes a scarf is a must-have! When I am cold at work or in class, I simply wrap it around myself because it’s like a blanket 🙂

    Samantha Series | bloglovin

    • I don’t leave home without a scarf and I do the same, just wrap it around and keep myself warm 🙂

  • Rajwant Kaur Singh

    Couldn’t imagine facing these frosty days without hand cream or lip balm
    & totally agree that a scarf can change your look and is a must have for warmth
    Great picks

    What Raj Wants

    • It is important to keep the skin and lips well protected in cold days 🙂 xx

  • Great products! I love the polish shades! Great for Autumn!!!

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • Shwetali

    nice post. Cant imagine cold days without lip balms and creams 🙂

    • Thank you 🙂 I can’t leave home without lip balm and creams 🙂

  • I agree, hand cream is definitely one of my Autumn essentials, my hands get so dry! I’d also say that a nice, long, padded coat is a must, as being cold makes me so moody lol.

    • Long padded coat is a must, definitely agree with you! x

  • Serene Kurd

    Definitely agree with all your essential picks! My hands get really dry with the weather change & so hand cream is a muuust! I always carry lip balm too for the same reasons 🙂

    Serene | I Am Serene L

    • I can’t go a day without hand cream and lip balm, I hate when my lips and hands feel dry 🙂

  • Winfred

    I love how your autumn essentails are in red
    It’s that time of the year to keep warm
    lovely post

  • Erin Russell

    I love all your pics, 107 is my go to for an autumn red, and that maybelline Drama is stunning 🙂


    • I keep recommending 107 to whoever ask what I am wearing 🙂

  • A hand cream for the colder month is a must, my hands get extremely dry but the Neutrogena cream is amazing to get them back into normal state x

  • Amazing post, I love to visit this blog, to be honest I have the same five autumn essentials, thank you for sharing!!!



  • Great tip! Will probably have this items handy if we have autumn here in our country… 🙂
    By the way, nominated you for the Versatile Bloggers Award Ela! ^_^

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    • Aww thank you so much 🙂 I will make sure to check it out! ^_^

  • Kiki Rampone

    These are all so true! I never can get enough lotions and creams this time of year. Great post!

    xo Kiki


  • Love your picks!!

  • Definitely something warm and sweet like Starbuck’s Caramel Brûlée latte, lip balm, hand cream, a scarf and hat and super warm and pretty coat.

    xx Yasmin


  • Looks like you’re tempting for color red this winter, dear? Agree with you fall essentials, Ela! Mine would look like yours. 😉

    xoxo Ira

  • clara mcmillan

    Lovely things! That color is so pretty!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire


  • Amanda Baca

    Wow, nice collections, love these products, thank you for share these!!!

  • OMG, lip balm, that’s my ultimate essential for fall (and winter too). And I also like dark make-up during these months too. Great list, babe!;)

  • Great essentials. Loving the nail varnish shade and maybe oat importantly the lip balm!

    Jenn | http://www.jenniferjayne.blogspot.co.uk

  • Diane

    I completely agree, these are essentials for the fall!! I completely agree, I can’t live without lip balm!



  • Oh yes the fall essentials <3 I love the lipbalm from burt's bees!

    ♥Selina | Selinas Inspiration

  • I’m so with you on the Burt’s Bees balm and the Norwegian Formula hand cream!
    Loving the look of the lip shades there too, shall investigate those next time I get a chance 🙂

    Misia xx | gowashyourface.com

    • I can’t stop getting berry products, they look so pretty 🙂 xx

  • LOVE bold lips in autumn!! And you’ve just reminded me that I need to get a scarf ASAP. These are the things I love about fall!


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  • Laura Clark

    I never go anywhere without at least two lip balms on my person. I get so uncomfortable talking to people when my lips are dry. I need to remember to put hand cream in my bag!



    • I feel the same way and also it kinda hurts when it gets dry!

  • Love all your essentials☺ Especially lip balm and dark makeup ♥♥


  • Diana Horsfall

    I care hand cream all year with me, because I dont like a feeling after I wash my hand 😉


    • I hate it, that’s why I make sure to apply it after I wash my hands 🙂

  • Lip balm and hand cream are definitely must haves for me during autumn as I hate the feeling of dry skin!

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

    • I am the same way, I hate it so I have to use them constantly:)

  • Apart from dark makeup these are my essentials too.
    Anyway, I just nominated you for the Liebster Award, would love to read your answers! 🙂

    • Thank you so much, I will make sure to check it out 🙂

  • I agree with you. I don’t tolerate cold very well so the hat, globes and scarf are always in my bag. I sometimes even wear shawls as a blanket outside my house. And my skin is really sensitive, so hidration is key. Thanks for sharing!



  • Great post! Lip balm is definitely a must for me, too!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

  • Nice tips Ela…Fondamental for this cold season!!! Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),

    Eniwhere Fashion
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  • Indeed dark makeup is essential for the Autumn

    Diwali OOTD on Style.. A Pastiche

  • I absolutely love the dark makeup! <3

    x, Kat of Nested Thoughts
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  • I love your essentials! I would say mines are dark makeup as well, boots, scarves, a leather jacket and lipbalm.
    Have a nice day xx


    • Leather jacket will definitely keep you warm. Have a great weekend xx

  • Oh yes, bold lips are amazing for fall. It’s the only time when I wear it (:
    Nati xx

  • Hand cream is a must! Definitely need that during the winter.


  • Dark color for lips and hand cream are surely essentials for me!


  • Samileen

    I love scarves, and that makes autumn that much more loved cause I get to wear my big, snuggly scarves :), and hand cream I think it’s a year round thing for me as my hands are drier than the desert haha.

    Sam || Beautydetour

    • I need to get a really big one too, I am sure it will keep me warm in cold days 🙂 My hands feel that way when I am out for long time!

  • India Benjamin

    Gloves, hat, scarf and hand cream are definitely my autumn must haves! A hot water bottle for home too 🙂

    Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

    • Hot water bottle is a must for my bed haha, I like how hot my bed gets 🙂

  • Amazing collections, thank you for share this!!!
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  • I love scarfs in the winter, but they have to be a certain fabric eitherwise I get a rash! 😮

    For me though, lip balm is a must no matter the season!

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    • That doesn’t sound good :/
      Totally agree with you, lip balm is a must for anytime!

  • the italian glam

    I really need these goodies for winter

    great selection, babe



  • My 5 autumn essentials are a lip balm, a cozy cardigan, aroma candles, dark nail polishes, and some hot chocolate 🙂 xx

    Guide to powders // http://www.keenonbeauty.com

    • Ah these are the things I missed… Hot chocolate and aroma candles… evening couldn’t get any better 🙂 xx

  • Yes to lip balms and I swear I have mine everywhere! My lips are naturally very dry so lip balms help a lot. I also can’t be without hand creams and so far I am obsessed with Delectable hand creams!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • Hand creams are essential! I never leave home without it x
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

  • In winters I always have chapped lips, so lip balm is a must for me 🙂

    • I have dry lips if I don’t wear lip balm so I have to wear it all the time 🙂

  • Stevie

    Lip balm is definitely an essential! Have never really been into scarves before but I’m absolutely loving them this year! xx


  • I use this color show nail polish- I feel like it’s so long lasting 🙂 Scarves are totally a cold weather essential for me too

    Rachel xx

  • isabel selles

    nice review!




  • I love the pictures , happy weekend!!!kiss

  • Danielle

    I’m like you and need all these items. My lips and hands get so dry during these cold months that I need to use a lip balm and a hand cream often. Have a great weekend!


    • My hands get dry so dry when I am out in the cold so I have to use it all the time.
      Have a great weekend!

  • Winter is seriously about the hydration – which is so funny when you think about it because it tends to be the wetter months of the year (guess the moisture is all in the sky and not in our skin, LOL). I always have to have hand cream and lip balm within arms reach. Thanks for sharing these.
    Have a great weekend.

    • Look like cold can be so drying too 🙂
      Have a great weekend x

  • The Sunday Mode

    I get so dehydrated in winter, it wreaks havoc especially on my lips and hands so a nice lip balm and hydrating hand cream are musts for me.


    • I hate that dehydrated feeling so a lip balm is a must for me.

  • These are the perfect essentials for autumn. I would have to say that a versatile scarf is one of the best things to have in your wardrobe. We can wear it around your neck, your head, wrapped around as a shawl. Gotta love it. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

    • Totally agree with you! Don’t leave home without a scarf 🙂

  • I love the overall autumn shade on all the products. Great choice of products 🙂

    Lu | http://www.balgarka.co.uk

  • I bought the famous 107 few days ago and I am loving it 🙂


  • Lauren Letizio

    My lips and hands have been getting SO dry and we are in San Diego where it honestly doesn’t get all that cold…I mean maybe high 50’s early early AM. But it is such a necessity to use a good hand cream and lip balm…I am going to try your recommendations because I ran out of my hand cream in my purse so need a new one. Thanks for the recs love!



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    • It gets really cold here in winters so a good protection is an essential x

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  • Jennifer Bachdim

    Great autumn favorites, I love the hand cream, it’s a really good one.

    Love, Jennifer

  • I like the idea of darker make up in Winter time, berry shades are lovely

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  • Sarah Pratley

    I love the Burt’s Bees lip balms – I couldn’t live without them!


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  • Becky Hughff

    I love Rimmel by Kate lipsticks – such good longevity!


  • Adaleta Avdic

    I love this post because these are definitely the main essentials starting with hand cream. SLATHER ME UP with all of that hand creams so I don’t have to shake anyone’s hand with a dry and cracked hand from not enough moisture! Hat is definitely needed and I wish I brought one with me on this trip! xx, adaatude.com

    • That dry hand feeling is so bad, I hate it and if I don’t apply enough amount then my hands don’t recover for days x

  • Creme Rose

    Love the Rimmel Kate Moss Lipsticks!
    Great Post Ela 🙂
    x Arwa | cremerose.blogspot.com

  • Lovely! Rimmel is a great quality high street brand with a great variety of choices. My favourite Autumnal picks are mainly from NARS however for the high street I would opt for Rimmel lips or L’Oreal. Laura http://www.shehearts.net x

    • Nars products are great however for more affordable option Rimmel and L’Oreal are good! x

  • WestCoastWives

    Hand cream is always a go to i forget to grab! your hands are the window to your age and if you don’t protect them you will look weathered and OLD. Great reminder!