June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque: Pumpkin is a staple ingredient for a TON of beauty products since it has a ton of benefits for your skin. This peel is fantastic; it won’t dry you out and my face feels fresh and rejuvenated after using it.
Z Gallerie Zig Zag Canvas Bag: I love a good chevron, especially when it’s black and white and perfect for day time. I want this tote for the beach, especially since it matches nearly all of my bikinis.
Epicuren Pumpkin Apple Spice Peel: Pumpkin is fall, let’s face it. I recently tried this Pumpkin Apple Spice Peel and it’s pretty fantastic. You can actually smell the pumpkin and spice in the product and my skin was left feeling really refreshed.
Greek-Key Mirror: I’m in the process of looking for a some mirrors for my living room and this key-patterned version just might be a winner.
Pumpkin Gnocchi with Brown Butter Sage Sauce: If you aren’t already reading my friend Felicia’s food blog, you should be. She cooks (and also Instagrams) the BEST, I repeat BEST, food ever. Gnocchi is one of my cult favorites so this fall version is next on my to-do list.
So even though LA doesn’t exactly have a traditional fall season, I still feel the need to surround myself with my usual fall traditions from NYC…little pumpkins from the supermarket, apple cidar and Lamas Beauty Pumpkin Spice Polish. I’ve been using this facial cleanser for some time now and I have to say, it’s really impressive. Not only does it smell good enough to eat but it really does a great job of exfoliating and cleansing the skin. Anyhow, I recently came across this yum recipe that’s not only amazing for your skin but also tastes amaze… this is now added to my list of fall traditions…leaves or no leaves in LA.
Want to make your own? Kayla Fioravanti, ARC Registered & Certified Aromatherapist and the Co-founder and Chief Cosmetic Formulator for Essential Wholesale has an awesome recipe for a Honey Pumpkin Spread that’s especially good for dry skin.
5 tablespoons canned organic pumpkin
1 teaspoon agave sweetener
1 tablespoon softened organic butter
Combine everything together and mix well to make a smooth paste. Make sure your face is clean before applying and spread the Honey Pumpkin Spread over your face in an even layer. Leave on for 15 minutes then rinse off.
So, as everyone knows, I’m obsessed with beauty products and candles that smell like food but until recently, I’ve never been that into pumpkin. A friend of mine mentioned that every fall she lights a pumpkin candle in her room and relaxes while reading…this seemed like such an A-mazing idea to me that I ran out to Bath & Body Works and picked up this Slatkin candle. The sweet smell of whipped pumpkin puree and freshly baked pie crust are blended with the richness of buttery caramel and a succulent seasonal fruit medley of ripe plum, crisp apple and juicy nectarine. Mmmm, so fall.