Five Things

 {homemade honey crisp caramel apples}
Well it seems like fall is officially here, and I am definitely feeling it. Are you in a fall mood yet? On a side note I just wanted to remind you that if you have any questions for me or if their is a certain tutorial you'd like me to do please leave a comment or email me. Enjoy your weekend beauties! xo
 {Fresh apple cider being made at Yates Cider Mill! (my favorite cider mill)}
 {a couple of skulls for the kitchen}
 {sky high hair}
 {an apothecary jar filled with tealight candles in my living room}

10 Beauty Secrets Every Girl Should Know

 Nails stained from dark polish
• Stick your nails into lemon halves for five minutes and your nails will brighten up instantly.
Skin is always dry
• After you shower towel dry and apply lotion. This way moisture will be locked in and scaly skin will be gone.
Balancing out shimmer
• If you are going to have shimmery eye makeup; have matte lips.
 Make your manicure last
• Apply a thin layer of clear coat every day beginning at the tip.
 The Perfect Red Pout 
• When deciding on a red lipstick it is critical you get one that  goes good with your undertone. If you are warm undertone you will want warmer reds, and if your undertone is cooler you will want a cooler red. Find out your undertone here.

Conditioning 
• Always condition from your ears down.
 Cleaning makeup brushes 
• Is important to fight against breakouts and potential bacteria. You should clean your brushes a minimum of once a month.
Funky hair trends
 • During the Peter Som Fashion Week Spring 2012 show the models had a touch of peach streaked into their hair. To get this look without dying your hair dust bright blush into your hair or ponytail for the same effect without the damage.
Chipped nails and no time to change
• add glitter or the newest trend crackle polish (which I hate) on top to disguise the look of chipping.
Is this polish wrong for me?
If your cuticle looks red, brown, or darkened when a polish is applied, the color is wrong for  you!

Do you have any beauty secrets you want to share?

PS Next week I will post about what I use on my hair!

Homemade Apple Sauce

One of the many things that I love about Michigan is being able to go and pick apples. Come fall time every year my mum and I go out to our favorite apple orchard and pick apples. Then comes the caramel apples, apple pie...etc. My mum always makes my dad apple sauce every year with the fresh apples. This year I actually paid attention to how she makes it, and it's so easy I just had to share it with you! 
 
Mum's Homemade Apple Sauce
Ingredients 
5 apples; diced
1/2 c. fresh apple cider (if you dont have cider you can use water)
1/4 c. sugar
few dashes of cinnamon

Directions
Over medium heat simmer the apples in the cider or water with the lid on until they can be smashed with a fork. Just before you smash the apples stir in the sugar and cinnamon. Remove from the heat and smash your apples until they are the consistency that you'd like. Serve cold. 

How To: Create a Hair Bow

For most of my life I have been wearing my hair up in a ponytail, braid or some sort of messy updo. A while ago I showed my hair in a hair bow, and I received numerous requests to see just how it's done. It's easier to do a hair bow if you have shorter hair (you'll get a prettier bow).  If you have long hair like mine just be armed with lots of bobby pins to complete the look.

Root Candle Basket Giveaway

• Since 1869, Root Candles out of Medina Ohio has been family owned and is in it's fifth generation. 
•  Amos Ives Root founded Root Candles
•  Root Candles have been made in America since 1869
• Founder A.I Root was close friends with Helen Keller  and the Wright Brothers!  
 
Giveaway
A basket filled with fabulous Root products worth $200! Seriously who wouldn't want to win this?

Here's how to enter
you must follow Fashion meets Food 
if you you do not have a blog please leave your email address!

• Mandatory: Visit the Root Candle website and tell me what your favorite candle scent is.
•  What is your favorite fall memory?
• Blog about my Root Candle Giveaway (3 extra entries)
• Facebook the Root Candle Giveaway (3 extra entries)
• Tweet the Root Candle Giveaway (3 extra entries)


 Giveaway ends Wednesday, September 28th. If you win you will be notified via blog comment or email. xo 

Five Things

 {Apple picking with Mum at Miller's Big Red}
Last Friday I headed home to Michigan on one mission.... to go apple picking with my mum. A tradition that we have done every year since I was basically a baby. While we were able to go to Miller's Big Red apple orchard and pick some amazing apples we were both sick and feeling very under the weather - which meant that shopping really didn't take place... at all.
 {Finally found the Missoni ballet flats only to return them due to toe cleavage}
 {Mum's homemade cream puffs}
 {mini pumpkins at the orchard and cider mill}
{current nail polish: China Glaze Street Chic and China Glaze Peachy Keen for the accent finger}

Ballet Flats... Love Them or Hate Them?

Flats can always make any outfit look classy and put together. I am only 4'11 so I usually avoid flats and wear heels. However with flats in every single store I have myself wanting a pair. I began to try pairs on, and the problem I found is toe cleavage.... it's not a sexy look. Does anyone else have that problem? What is your favorite brand/pair of flats?

Whimsical Runway Ponytails

While going through pictures from NYFW SS12 I noticed a trend...ponytails are a must and there are so many creative ways to do them. From bumps, to bubbles and added in braids I am loving the looks and definitely will be recreating them. What do you think of these ponytails?

PS my boys.... the Detroit Tigers are AL Central Division Champs <3

Don't forget you can still enter my candle giveaway!

Five Things

{Gorgeous macaroons from Sucré New Orleans}
After a long week I have never been so glad for Friday to arrive. I am headed home to Michigan to spend some much needed time with my mum. Shopping, baking, enjoying macaroons and watching Sweet Home Alabama. What are you up to this weekend?
{my new favorite candle brand Root
{homemade chicken noodle soup on cold nights}
 
{my handbag for fall a leather Tod's bag}
 
{caramel and waiting for apples}

What I love about Fall and a Giveaway

1. boots
2. dark, taupe and pumpkin colored nail polish
3. cozy blankets
4. caramel apples
5. fall decorating
Giveaway
 Two lucky winners will each receive three Bath and Body Works fall themed candles.

Here's how to enter
You must be a follower of Fashion meets Food
Don't have a blog? You can still enter just leave your email!

 • Which set would you like to win?
Set 1 (on the left): Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, Apple Crumble and Pumpkin Caramel Latte
Set 2 (on the right): Cinnamon Sugared Donut, Pumpkin Caramel Latte and Salty Caramel
• What is your favorite part of fall?
• Add Fashion meets Food to your blogroll ( 3 extra entries)
• Blog/Tweet/Facebook about this giveaway (5 extra entries)

Good Luck! The giveaway ends Monday, September 19. 
The winner will be notified via blog or email.