| Beauty
When the weather cools off, and the leaves start turning, nothing is more comforting than warm, sweet and spicy scents - whether in the kitchen or on your body! Blanket yourself in fall aromas with these five indulgent goodies. 

1. Philosophy Trick or Treat Lip Shine Duo, $18. Pumpkin spice and caramel apple? Yes, please! These high-shine glosses smell and taste fantastic, adding a nice sheer hint of color. Though they are a little stickier than we would have liked, we didn’t mind, because Philosophy goodies are formulated without parabens, sulfates, GMOs and triclosan. 

2. Philosophy The Gingerbread Man Scrub, $25. We adore scrubs for this brand. They have the perfect amount of grain (not too soft, not too rough), plus they warm up marvelously as you work them onto your skin in the tub or bath. The spicy, gingery scent of this cookie-inspired scrub is light, and refreshing, and stays on your skin for a good amount of time. 

3. Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Peel, $44. PTR is known for their anti-aging products, and their pumpkin peel is no exception. We loved how soft our skin was after just one use, and the fantastic scent is addicting. Plus, we were originally afraid it might be too much for our sensitive facial skin to handle, but there was no reaction, or left over breakouts!

4. Fresh Sugar Plum Lip Treatment SPF 15, $22.50. Give us a sweet, SPF-laden, sheerly tinted and silky lip product any day. Fresh’s new plum hue is fantastic for fall because it’s sweet, and pairs perfectly with wind blushed cheeks. The twist at the bottom of the stick is great for securing the top nicely, so we don’t have to worry about the top coming off in our bags. Though a little pricey, it will most likely last for months. 

5. Cranberry Joy Shimmer Lotion by the Body Shop, $16. For us, the mouthwatering cranberry scent from the Body Shop is our favorite holiday scent. Though its more reminiscent of Christmas than of fall (to us, at least), the light shimmer it leaves on your skin looks beautiful in soft autumnal light. 

olay total effects plus cooling hydration moisturizer.jpgWe don’t have to tell you just how long we’ve been on the hunt for the holy grail anti-aging moisturizer…obviously long enough to NEED an anti-aging moisturizer. It’s been a long road, but we may have finally hit the jackpot with Olay’s Total Effects 7 in 1 Anti-Aging Moisturizer Plus Cooling Hydration.  

This heavy hitter fights the signs of aging and keeps skin refreshed, providing the benefits of 7 anti-aging therapies plus a burst of invigorating mint-extract complex to keep skin feeling refreshed. It’s lightweight, oil-free, and leaves skin smooth, more even-toned, and definitely younger looking.

Total Effects Plus Cooling Hydration fights 7 signs of aging by:

• Minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
• Soothing dry skin with cooling moisturization
• Fighting dullness for a healthy-looking radiance
• Gently exfoliating to smooth and even skin’s texture
• Refining to minimize the appearance of pores
• With antioxidants, helps protect skin’s surface from free radical damage
• Hydrating to firm the appearance of skin

The moisturizer is a dream under makeup or alone, and hydrates skin with no greasy feel or film left behind; it sinks into the skin quickly and really improves appearance. Since receiving a sample, we haven’t been without it!

$22.99 at

The new color wands from the Sephora Collection are genius. Honestly, they are so brilliant, it’s amazing to us to think that no one ever thought of something like this before (well, maybe they have, but they clearly weren’t memorable enough to mention here.) Each wand comes equipped with six different colors. The Nymph wand (center) comes with clear gloss, light pinks, and neutral peaches. The Siren wand (right) has medium pinks, berry tones and shimmery nudes. Our favorite, though, was the Muse wand (left). It comes stacked with glossy plum, tangerine and a variety of nudes. 

All wands have a mango, peachy smell and flavor. We loved how easy these were to carry around, without feeling like we were toting an arsenal of glosses with us. Think about it, if you were to purchase all three wands, which take up the space of three traditional lip glosses, you’d actually have 18 options! They aren’t sticky, and the darker hues are nicely pigmented, plus the color lasts a decent amount of time. 

Each color connects to the next with their own brush. The only problem we’d foresee having with these is falling madly in love with one or two hues, and running out quickly, since the jars are pretty micro, and we can’t imagine them lasting a huge amount of time if this were the case. 

Regardless, we absolutely adore these color wands, and at $10 each, think they’re a great value, as well.

e4cf520be6295aaa_kate-walsh.jpgOne more reason why Dr. Addison Montgomery Shepard is the coolest chick this side of Seattle Grace…

Kate Walsh recently launched  Boyfriend LLC, a beauty company birthed from her idea that everyone has a boyfriend story to share. Kate’s personal story and inspiration is a breakup that the actress went through five years ago, after which she realized how much she missed his scent. “So I went to a fragrance counter and bought a men’s fragrance and went, ‘Wait a minute, you don’t need a boyfriend to have a Boyfriend! Ding ding ding!’” Walsh told WWD. “All these ideas just wouldn’t leave me alone.”

The scent is described as a floral, warm, woody amber musk, will also launch in Sephora in January, along with another fragrance and possible color cosmetics in the future. Even cooler, the bottle design includes ghostwritten names of former boyfriends,

The five-piece Boyfriend set will retail for $80, and will debut on HSN on November 11th.
8433a0a667ae7f7f_Juliette-Lewis.jpgAt a screening of her new movie Conviction on Tuesday, quintessential rocker/actress Juliette Lewis debuted a softer, more romantic look in the form of loose, flowing waves.

Her stylist, Thomas Dunkin, created the waves and has a few tips on how to get them:

  • Begin by saturating the hair from root to tip with a volumizing product.
  • Separate your hair into medium-sized sections.
  • Twist each section, alternating between a clockwise and counterclockwise direction to create wavy texture that’s full of volume.
  • If you have bangs, blow dry them with a large round brush.
  • Finish the look with hair spray.

get the scoop

subscribe to our free weekly email! rss feed follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Pinterest!

like us on facebook!

subscribe + win


Around the Web: