Sep 122012



Say bye bye to summer. But all is not lost…it’s time to re-evaluate your current beauty routine and tweak some things around to get ready for the fall season.

One of the easiest ways to ‘FALL in love — as pastels and mints are so last season– is to totally ditch them for some rich and vibrate dark tones. Chocolates, Burgundy, Red, Black, Navy, and even some ‘mauve-esque-like’ grey tones. Not much of a “color” girl?  nudes look great in all seasons. Since the holidays are coming soon, be sure to stock up on your glitter top coats to add the perfect amount of glisten to your fingertips!

The beach’s summer waves were good to us, but now it’s time to bring out the sleek pony tails and top knot buns. Pin straight hair looks great too! Women also tend to go a few shades darker in the fall — so it this isn’t your ‘thang’ — to change your color, try going for a new haircut. Adding layers, bangs, and other face framing styles can definitely add a much softer look– at the same time, give your tresses a boost of volume. Remember, healthy hair is always in! Sso be sure to bump up your deep conditioning regimen.

Since the weather isn’t so hot and sticky anymore you can start bringing out your favorite makeup items from the back of your drawer. Full brows are really in for fall since they frame the face so lovely and add structure to your entire look. If you weren’t blessed with much action in the eyebrow department, try adding an eyeshadow or brow pencil in the same shade as your hair color to just fill in your brows lightly.

Remember to follow the natural shape of your brow and keep it minimal.

For the eyes, play with your eyeliner and experiment with neutral hues like browns and dark greens to add some color without being too dramatic for the day time. Now is the perfect time to bring out your favorite reds and richer lip colors. For day time, even adding your infamous “your lips but better” color will make all the difference in pulling everything together! So bring out all of your nudes and taupe colors too.

Its time to trade in those tropical and fruity/coconut scents for some warm and comforting fragrances. Some of us have our signature year round scents that we tend to stick to, but you can always add some scented lotions or mists to give you that extra seasonal kick. Warm and spicy scents tend to really be in for fall, since they really mesh well with the colorful leaves. When shopping for fragrances look for key notes like Amber, Ginger Orchid, and Sandalwood.If they tend to be a bit too strong or masculine for you, try a soothing scent with warm vanilla to make it a bit more softer!

Try Lush Vanillary ‘scent-sational’ new fragrances — an intoxicating(ly) attractive, smooth, velvety and delicious base of vanilla, blended with tonka bean and jasmine. Vanilla is a clever little aroma; it evokes comfort and a sense of calm for some while creating the feeling of confidence for others. Whatever its effect may be, there is no denying that you’re going to eat this fragrance line up . . . or at least wish you could.

Vanillary is a great addition to the new line that was inspired by the Vanilla Fountain bath bomb which has been an instant hit since it first appeared on LUSH’s shelves. The comforting vanilla scent with natural vanilla absolute – the posh stuff made from vanilla pods – with a touch of restful sandalwood, a note of burnt caramel and a strand of sensual jasmine creates a complex bouquet that is sure to get some sweet attention. Just Spritz and Enjoy!!!


Each of LUSH’s solid perfumes is made with a blend of 30% fragrance, pure vegetable waxes and jojoba oil. Made with Fair Trade and organic ingredients, they apply easily onto the skin and are very concentrated, so a little goes a long way and lasts for hours. The new Vanillary scent is reminiscent of toffee, this gorgeous fragrance will have you wanting to lick your wrists … or those of the person you smell it on! It’s vanilla, with a strand of sensual jasmine woven into the sweeter notes. Keep this handy solid perfume in your carry-on bag for an instant uplift throughout your journey. (Vegan). Rub on to skin at pulse points (and anywhere else you like) for long-lasting fragrance, deep moisturizing and gentle softening.