Shades of Living

Monthly Roundup - September

Here we are again, for another Monthly RoundUp. While the first three weeks of September felt like summer, fall has kicked in over the last week. Which brings me directly to my first point, so let's get started.

Fall/Winter Fragrances
With dropping temperatures, I can finally put the lighter fragrances to the side and reach for the more intense perfumes. One of my all time favourites is "Cinema" by Yves Saint Laurent I just can't get enough of this oriental scent. While it is on the pricier side, it is for sure worth the money. The base notes amber, vanilla, and white musk linger on your skin for hours to go - so a little goes a long way.

Robert M. Drake
I love to read that's why I am always on the search for a great book. During September I discovered the work of Robert M. Drake through Instagram. I haven't read something like this in a very long time and I don't have the words to describe his stunning style of writing. If I have made you curious, check out his Instagram page, there you'll find a lot of great snippets of his books.
P.S.: Make sure to follow me on Instagram. I post daily, beauty and fashion related stuff.

The Magnificent Seven
For me, the movie year so far was mediocre, most of the movies I watched didn't live up to my expectations. Last Sunday, I watched The Magnificent Seven with my Dad, and I was pleasantly surprised. I am not such a huge western movie fan like my dad, and I must admit I haven't seen the original from beginning to the end, but after this remake, I will surely catch up on it. My dad, who knows the classic movie inside out, loved this remake, too. So if your're up for some good movie fun, I highly recommend The Magnificent Seven.
Oh, it also has an impressive cast like Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Matt Bomer and Chris Pratt, to name a few.

Scented Candles
Another advantage of the colder weather, I can lid my scented candles all day long and not just on chillier summer evenings. Like with perfumes I love the warmer scents such as vanilla, caramel and so on. They create this cosy, pleasant atmosphere, where I can completely lock out everything that is currently on my mind. Do you have any recommendations for some delicious scented candles?


So that's it from my side for the month of September. What kept you occupied this month? Let me know, until then...

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