My Beauty Favorites — Week of September 4-10, 2017

I’ve spent a lot of this week worrying about other parts of our great country.  Especially Texas and Florida.  I am thinking of all those affected by those horrible storms.

I’m also sad about the fires in Oregon. I’m originally from Oregon and I drive through the beautiful Columbia River Gorge on the way to see my mother every year.  I was just there in June.  Next year, unfortunately it will look so much different.

Even through all the sad things the weather has been bringing, I have been test new products to help the transition to Fall (which can’t come soon enough)!

WEN Fall Ginger Pumpkin Cleansing Conditioner

WEN Fall Ginger Pumpkin Cleansing Conditioner ($40 for 16 oz) As the first seasonal collection launched by WEN by Chaz Dean, the Fall Ginger Pumpkin line kicked off the creation of many seasonal lines to come. Formulated with the WEN exclusive amino acid complex and peptides, making the collection best for all hair types. This seasonal collection includes a Cleansing Conditioner, Treatment Oil and Replenishing Treatment Mist.

What I think:  This really smells like Fall!  It has the creaminess of pumpkin with a kick of ginger.  The Cleansing Conditioner is used instead of shampoo and conditioner.  It’s very creamy and moisturizing.  This is great for dry and damaged hair.

Purchase at  www.chazdean.com

Alba1913 Galenic Leave-On Mask

Alba1913’s Galenic Leave-On Mask ($53 USD 1.76 oz ) Made with Shea Butter, BioActive Vitamin A and Parsley Extract, this product is designed to restore healthy looking skin and radiance overnight. Its formula nourishes and brightens the skin tone.

What I think: This mask is like getting extra sleep at night!  It makes my skin glow by morning and look so rested.  It has a fresh scent and I like that it sinks right into my skin, and doesn’t irritate it.

Available at www.alba1913.com

The Hollywood Silk Solution

The Hollywood Silk Solution Pillowcase ($45 USD) Made with the highest grade of long fiber mulberry silk and high grade cotton, the Hollywood Silk Solution is made to reduce bedhead, decrease tugging on delicate facial skin and extend your blowout. Now, you can truly get your beauty sleep this year. Available in: Pink, Caramel and White

What I think: Silk pillowcases are great for the skin!  I really liked this once because although one side is silk, the other is cotton.  That keeps it more affordable.  It is still really luxe and in the morning, my skin is smooth.

Available at www.thehollywoodsilksolution.com

What are you loving this week?  Leave a comment and let me know!

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Love Your Pumpkin Lattes? Try Pumpkin In Your Beauty Products!

Pumpkin seems to be the prevailing flavor of the season — pumpkin pies, muffins, savory dishes and of course pumpkin spiced lattes!

If you love to eat pumpkin, you may want to try fabulous pumpkin beauty products.  Below are some of my current favorites

Philosophy Pumpkin Icing Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath
Philosophy Pumpkin Icing Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath

Philosophy Pumpkin Icing Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath ($18 for 16oz) — rich, warm and decadently delicious, pumpkin icing satisfies your sweet tooth and lifts your spirits. indulge this season with a multi-tasking formula that delivers a rich, foaming lather to gently cleanse and condition, leaving skin and hair feeling soft.

What I think: I love the sweet, pumpkin-y scent of this product!  I like to use it when I take a bath, because it gives thick, rich bubbles.  I have shampooed my hair with it, too, and it leave my hair very soft!

Available at http://www.philosophy.com

Desert Essence Pumpkin Spice Hand Repair Cream
Desert Essence Pumpkin Spice Hand Repair Cream

Desert Essence Pumpkin Spice Hand Repair Cream ($8.99 USD) — A high concentration of organic oils and extracts provide intense moisture to the skin and aid in the repair process. Organic Jojoba Oil, similar in structure to our skin’s oils, deeply penetrates the skin, leaving it soft and supple. Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil, with high levels of Vitamins A, C, E, and K, plus zinc, helps combat daily environmental stress on the hands. A proprietary blend of Organic Pumpkin Seed and Licorice Leaf Extracts helps to even skin tone and fade the appearance of age spots on the hands. Certified to NSF Organic Standard.

What I think: This muted orange colored hand cream is so moisturizing.  It has a spicy (not sweet), natural pumpkin fragrance.  I love that it is organic and all natural.  Perfect to help hands stay hydrated during the cold season.

Available at http://www.desertessence.com

Good Earth Beauty Spiced Pumpkin Brulee Perfume
Good Earth Beauty Spiced Pumpkin Brulee Perfume

Good Earth Beauty Spiced Pumpkin Brulee ($22 USD) — Starts off with top notes of sweet, creamy pumpkin cake batter, mixed with an underlying rich vanilla caramel, ending with hints of spice. ..35 oz roller bottle. Mod perfumes are highly concentrated (they contain no diluting agents like alcohol or water)  You only need to use a small amount – it should last throughout the day. Vegan, organic, cruely free and gluten free.

What I think: If you are looking for a sweet, pumpkin scent, try this natural perfume.

Purchase at http://www.goodearthbeauty.com

Bath and Body Works Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte Hand Soap
Bath and Body Works Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte Hand Soap

Bath and Body Works Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte Gentle Foaming Hand Soap ($6.50 USD) — The Gentle Foaming Hand Soap Delivers a cloud of luxurious foam that transforms into a rich, creamy lather to gently wash away dirt and germs, while soothing Aloe and nourishing Vitamin E leaves hands feeling soft, smooth and lightly scented with creamy pumpkin, toasted marshmallows and praline.

What I think: I love purchasing Bath and Body Works hand soaps once a season.  They have tons of great Fall (and Winter) scents, and that means many different pumpkin soaps!  I like this one because it is sweet and creamy — you can smell the pumpkin, coffee and even the marshmallow!  I keep this one in my bathroom! Don’t forget to check out their sales, I always try to get my soaps on the 5 for $18 sales, but they are usually 4 for $15, which is a great deal, too.

Available at http://www.bathandbodyworks.com

Do you like the scent of pumpkin?  If so, which products are you loving?  Leave a comment and let me know!