Spice up your fall beauty routine
Yum, it's fall! While many of us see fall as the winter prequel, it's a time of wonderment. From pumpkins to cranberries to cinnamon and apples and more, fall is pretty much the best time of year, in terms of food. Everything is warm, cozy, spicy and rich -- who wouldn't love it? Especially if you can wear what you eat...
Are you ready to put your favorite sweet fruits of nature to good use -- without taking in a single calorie? Believe it or not, there are some great affordable ways to incorporate our favorite flavors of fall into our beauty routines!
Next time you're in the shower, you will absolutely be thinking of me. That's because I'm about to introduce you to Desert Essence Organics Green Apple & Ginger Conditioner ($9). It's wallet friendly, yes -- but beyond that, it's 100 percent vegan and wheat- and gluten-free, with no parabens or other scary chemical ingredients. (As a bonus, it smells great!)
Another fabulous option is Burt's Bees Extra Energizing Citrus & Ginger Root Body Wash ($8), another natural plant-based wunderkind that conditions skin gently, leaving it glowing and silky smooth.
After you're done pondering my greatness while taking your shower, try massaging JASON Cranberry Hand & Body Lotion ($7) into your skin to seal in the benefits of that shower gel. It contains antioxidant-rich cranberry oil, green tea and vitamin E to nourish skin deeply.
Obviously all a girl wants is all-day makeup that doesn't damage her skin or wallet. For all-day tint and softness, you must try Covergirl Outlast Lipstain in Cinnamon Smile ($8). The pinky-brown shade is flattering on a wide range of complexions, and you won't have to reapply all day! A light dusting of Milani Powder Mosaics Multi Color Blush Bronzer & Brightener in Sunset Spice ($9) adds warmth and radiance to our skin, and helps extend our summer tan just a bit longer. Of course, our nails need some attention, too, and Essie Jelly Apple Nail Color ($8) is way healthier for us than giving in to our candy apple cravings.
Enjoy that fall harvest, baby -- you've never looked hotter!