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Hey, Gourd-geous - Put Your PSL on Your Face!

Hey, Gourd-geous - Put Your PSL on Your Face!

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‘Tis the season for that GD drink to make its return to the Starbucks menu. I’m sure your IG feed has already been flooded with cleverly-staged photos of it. Clearly I am NOT a fan of this “caffeinated beverage” (just, no.) but, like most people, I love fall. I love the crispness in the air and the warm gourmet smells that invoke nostalgic memories, like apple pie and cinnamon, pumpkin and clove. I mean, let’s be real, isn’t pumpkin so much more lovely to SMELL than to taste??

So imagine the pure delight of this skincare junkie when she realized you could have your pumpkin spice WITHOUT eating it too! PRAISE BE!!

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Now, when that fall chill starts settling in the air, instead of reaching for a cup of hot liquified pumpkin in a cup, I reach for these products that give me the fall feels and keep my skin looking great too. After all, pumpkin is a natural source of Vitamin A and Beta Carotene, two heavy-hitting antioxidants that encourage cell turnover in the skin. Give your face a gentle polish with this pumpkin-packed duo - and, HECK, light your favorite fall-scented candle while you’re at it! - you’ll appreciate the soft lighting on your glowing skin. Get that selfie, girl! #BasicTingz

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Lia Reese Canada - Vitamin A Pumpkin Cleanse

This cleanser is packed with ALL the yumminess and smells SO. DARN. GOOD. thanks to the merry mix of pumpkin, cinnamon and clove. Use it to start the day, followed with a light toner, moisturizer and your go-to SPF, or as the “second cleanse” step in your nighttime routine after removing any makeup. I like to apply it directly to dry skin and slowly work in sprinkles of water as I massage for a good 2 minutes. With its extra attention to hyperpigmentation, this cleanser never fails to leave a major GLOW!

Order online here!

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Summer Fridays - Overtime Mask

I can’t rave enough about this mask!! 13/10 would recommend it to anyone I happen to be having any kind of conversation with. The newest release from the brand, and the sister to the current cult hit, The Jet Lag Mask (another fave holding shelf status in my fridge), this mask packs pumpkin and apricot seed powder together to decongest and exfoliate dull skin back into glowing form. Scrub in a generous glob for a minute, then turn on your favorite dance tunes and dance it up for 10-15 mins before gently washing it off with warm water, followed by a splash of ice, ice cold, baby.

Available at Sephora.

xoxo

Charlotte Tilbury Launched at Sephora and I am HERE FOR IT!

Charlotte Tilbury Launched at Sephora and I am HERE FOR IT!

Spotlight Series: Beautycounter, Pt. 1

Spotlight Series: Beautycounter, Pt. 1