Calorie-free beauty: Thanksgiving treats to indulge in
Indulge without packing on the pounds this holiday season with a Thanksgiving-inspired beauty routine. From cranberries to pumpkin pie, we’ve rounded up the best foodie beauty items to help you celebrate the season!
Delight your pout with the tart taste of Cranberry Joy lip balm from The Body Shop (Thebodyshop-usa.com, $6). The light berry tint and soft shimmer are perfect for a subtle touch of color, and best of all, the cranberry scent will invoke Thanksgiving memories all year long.
While Thanksgiving is the time to be a glutton, don’t forget to sneak a vegetable or two into your meal. Double up on the antioxidants this year by incorporating carrots onto your plate and into your beauty routine. Just Say Yes to Carrots has an array of items to keep you glowing, like its Scalp Relief Shampoo (YestoCarrots.com, $9), which is chock-full of Beta-Carotene and Vitamin A to soothe dry scalps.
Enjoy a creamy holiday tradition sans fat with Philosophy’s Old Fashioned Eggnog 3-in-1 Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath (Philosophy.com, $16). This holiday goodie does it all while satisfying your eggnog craving. Trust us, your hair and skin (and nose!) will thank you.
What holiday celebration is complete without a glass of wine? Aficionados of the bold and fruity beverage have a new reason to toast the holiday season — wine shower gel! Lush Cosmetics’ Glogg Shower Gel (Lushusa.com, $9) livens up bath time with a blend of organic red wine, brandy, cinnamon and clove.
Who doesn’t enjoy a cool, crisp glass of sparkling cider on Thanksgiving? Give your skin a taste of this holiday favorite with a splash of Fresh Apple Sparkling Pore Emulsion (Yesstyle.com, $25). Made by South Korean skin care company Skinfood, the treatment contains green apple extract and carbonated water to tighten pores and control oil.
For a crisp and fruity indulgence, spritz on Bath & Body Works’ Honey Autumn Apple Fragrance Mist (Bathandbodyworks.com, $14). The festive perfume melds red apple, sparkling nectarine and a touch of honey for a refreshingly yummy scent.
You won’t need to spend all day in the kitchen to enjoy the decadent scents of vanilla and spice. Instead, turn to Whish, a skin care company known for its yummy scents and paraben and sulfate-free beauty products. The limited edition Vanilla Spice scrub (Whishbody.com, $38) will conjure up images of your favorite bakery while keeping your skin baby smooth.
Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without a slice — or two — of pumpkin pie. Instead of going back for seconds, splash on Demeter’s Pumpkin Pie Perfume (Demeterfragrance.com, $40). You’ll enjoy the warm, rich scent of pumpkin, cinnamon, sugar and cloves without all the fat. Even better, this perfume will please you and your man since pumpkin pie is said to increase men’s arousal by 40 percent.
If you dream of overloading on sugary treats like pumpkin pie, candy apples and whoopie pies, you’re not alone. Thankfully, Bath & Body Works is serving up a variety of items that smell good enough to eat with its Liplicious lip glosses (Bathandbodyworks.com, $8). From Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin to Winter Candy Apple, there is a sweet treat for every sugar junkie.