It’s that time of year again — pumpkin season! If you grew up in the suburbs like I did, you’ll know that those unmistakable gourds are impossible to ignore come October. They line nearly every doorstep, with or without the jack-o-lantern faces for which they’re known. I don’t think I’d mind if I never saw one again … pumpkin overdose, if you will. But I’m definitely not mad about the slew of pumpkin-related beauty products that appear when the leaves start to fall!
Here’s eight pumpkin products that will have you pining for eternal autumn!
I love having a manicure, but get bored at the nail salon, so I was thrilled about Red Carpet Manicure’s new At-Home Gel Manicure line. The line, which includes a LED light to help set your gel polish, gives you everything you need to do your own gel manicures at home. Why bother with gels? They last much longer — up to two weeks — and won’t chip and crack like regular manicures. Buying everything you’d need to do it at home will cost around $80, which is equal to about three salon gel manicures, so it’s totally worth it. Plus, Red Carpet already has more than 20 great colors, with more coming this winter! Gel on!
Well, technically, I’m keeping my brown eyes brown (I like them that way) but want to experiment with lining them in blue. Nars’ larger than life long-wear eyeliner in “Rue Saint-Honore” should add some drama to my fall face, making my natural eye color pop. Cobalt here I come.
We’ve been huge fans of Elemis’ line of skincare products for awhile — especially their lime and ginger lotion, which gives you the effect of a tropical vacay when you can’t actually even afford to pay the rent. Elemis’ new Spa at Home collection gives you literally dozens of ways to relax at home. Their Quiet Mind Relaxing Bath Elixir can be dumped in the tub after a long day for a mellow, tension-releasing soak. Scented with patchouli and eucalyptus, it should do the job quick.
Two of my guilty pleasures: pretty personal style blogs and nail polish. Often these two things go together, as I end up discovering nail polish shades I might not have considered upon the manicured hands of chic ladies whose looks I covet. Case in point: for the last few weeks, I have been trying to find a nail salon that carries this exact shade of hot pink after seeing it on one of my favorite style blogs, Could I Have That? Thus far, I have been bitterly disappointed because apparently it was discontinued. Luckily, I have been able to find it on the web, so I’m just gonna bite the bullet and buy a bottle for myself. Uh, please save one for me, okay?
Isn’t it the worst when someone in your office or home slathers on a pungent, overbearing lotion that invades your whole space? I think so too. That’s why I love Atopalm’s body moisturizer. It’s not that it’s totally scentless — I find totally scentless moisturizers very suspect — it’s just that the fragrance is so pleasantly mild that it won’t overwhelm your senses or make you dizzy. How good is it? My cubicle mate, the lovely Ami, asks me for a few pumps of it on occasion. So you’ve got two Frisky staffers’ seals of approval!
You could never tell by the gleaming chip-free polish on my toes that there is a horror show happening on the soles below. Walking has been my main source of transportation for the last 10 years and I have the callouses to prove it. Trips to the salon soften things for a few days, but I need something to use at home in the week between visits; that’s where the Emjoi Micro-Pedi comes in. Unlike metal scrapers and razors, this battery-powered foot buffer smoothes away callouses without butchering the tender skin beneath it. Now, who wants to give me a foot rub?
Embarrassingly, I have a little bit of a face glistening problem in the summer. Okay, it’s more of a full-on face sweating problem. Especially when the humidity hits. I shall worry about face sweat no more because all of my powder prayers have been answered with MAC’s new magically cool liquid powder. Not only does it set makeup, minimize shine, and increase radiance, but when applied it has a cooling effect, like spraying a fine mist on your face. Miraculous!
Our morning routines are all so individuated and specific and weird. Like for instance, I can’t get my day started without spending at least 20 minutes in bed with my cats. It’s not my decision — it’s up to Pony and The Colonel (the cats, you know). I also NEVER eat breakfast at my house. Weird, right? So, I decided to ask the rest of The Frisky staff how they get their days going — and I want to hear about yours, too. Tell us about your morning routine — and your must-have products — in the comments! Keep reading »
Time for some real talk. We love summer, but the bane of our existence come July is one thing — sweat. Specifically, sweat pouring from places our deodorant stick usually doesn’t see — under our breasts and beneath our derrieres. These curves come with a price — a damp, sticky one. One recent summer day saw us applying Speed Stick to our underboob region in a fit of desperation — that’s when we realized we needed something more hardcore. Enter Silky Underwear Dusting Powder by LUSH, which is designed to keep those sexy lady areas dry and comfy. Because there’s nothing more uncomfortable or unsightly than two half moon-shaped sweat stains under your girls.