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Halloween does not have to just be for the kids, here are some Halloween themed lifestyle items to treat yourself this year.
Halloween Smoothie and Pumpkin Pie Almonds
Why not start your day off with a healthy treat - because let's face it the rest of the day is blown with sweets. This was a simple and easy Halloween smoothie that's both good for you and great to try. I've paired it with some Pumpkin Pie Almonds, so yummy! This is what you'll need for the smoothie:
Halloween Charcuterie Board and Bubbly
Ya’ll know how I feel about a good charcuterie board. Halloween should not be any different. I took the traditional charcuterie board and Halloween the mess out of it. You can really add anything you like on it! To make this board I used:
I hit up the dollar store and found all my cute Halloween decor and board. I also found the perfect “spooky” flute to enjoy some bubbly with your charcuterie board.
Halloween Skincare: Face Masks and Bath Bomb
Treat your skin with these cute themed facial mask in three different varieties:
Ghost Mask: Pore-refining egg white. This egg white mask helps refine the look of pores and express oil for a “boo-tifully” smooth complexion.
Pumpkin Mask: Moisturizing Pumpkin. This pumpkin mask helps nourish and soften the look of skin.
Bat Mask: Detoxifying Charcoal. This detoxifying charcoal mask helps remove built-up dirt and oil for a complexion that’s fresh and squeaky clean.
Why not "treat" yourself this Halloween Bubble Bath Bomb? That sounds pretty sweet to me. Indulge in a night time bath with bath bombs that dissolve with a spooky surprise inside. I got this sweet Bath Bomb and Masks from Amazon - perfect ending to a great Halloween night in. PS - It smells AMAZING
Halloween Nails and Makeup
Treat yourself to some beauty this Halloween. Whether it comes to some festive nails, makeup or makeup that could be candy - I got a few picks from Ulta that you should check out:
Someone come pinch me, I had a dream collaboration with Dior at Saks in Atlanta. A few boss babes and myself got to sip champagne, view the latest collections and of course we dropped some coins.
Thank you to everyone at Dior X Saks Atlanta for making our shopping experience amazing and for partnering with me - a dream.
Stay tuned for what I got!
It’s the perfect time to add some Fall staple pieces into your wardrobe! What better way, than for less with Clothes Mentor.
Check out what I snagged, all under $100 TOTAL
🧡 Gold Aviator Glasses
🧡 Tory Burch tote
🧡 Madewelll tank top
🧡 Banana Republic blazer
Make sure you head over to your local Clothes Mentor and check out their Fall arrivals!
Press play and sound on 📣 I’m spilling the tea on some of my favorite travel products. Do you have some of these? Which will you be taking for your next trip?
Pumpkin Spice came early this year, but no worries you’re girl got you! I’m sharing some of my favorite Pumpkin Spice favorites in beauty, skincare, body and foods that you need to try.
Pumpkin Spice Skin
You know I love me some great skincare! Did you know Pumpkin is great for your face? You need to try out this Pumpkin Enzyme Mask from Peter Thomas Roth. This mask is a three-in-one skin resurface that exfoliates with Pumpkin Enzyme.
To finish out your Pumpkin Spice skincare routine finish off with Peter Thomas Roth Bright & Plump Moisturizer. This anti-aging and brightening moisturizer formulated with d collagen and THD ascorbate-a mega-potent, ultra-stable form of Vitamin C.
Pumpkin Spice Body
The season is changing and so is our Fall/Winter body skincare routine. I’m loving this Pumpkin Spice Vanilla Chai Body Mask from Hempz. It smells just as amazing as it sounds as well. This mask is a rinse off, daily body mask helps hydrate, condition and soften skin. Pumpkin-Puree like consistency provides soft, smooth even application.
If you check out the body mask, then make sure you try Hempz Pumpkin Spice & Vanilla Chai Herbal Body Moisturizer contains pumpkin seed and vanilla extract to help seal in moisture and leave your skin soft and beautiful. It helps deliver heavy moisture and essential nutrients to help hydrate your body.
Pumpkin Spice Beauty
We can’t forget to get “spicy” with our beauty essentials this fall. I found two “Pumpkin Spice” themed beauty products. Let your nails have some seasonal fun with these Pumpkin Spice Gel Nail Strips from Dashing Diva Gloss. These are full-cover rich color and flawless chip-resistant gel shine that lasts up to 14 days. This festive set features a warm orange color, perfect for captivating that fall feeling. What I love about these, they are no fuss manicure that you can DIY.
One of my favorite lip brands, Boxom has released a “spicy” fall lip plumper called Pumpkin Chai Latte Lip Cream (sweet pumpkin spice scent), and YES it smells just like Pumpkin Spice! If you’re ready to perk up your pout with a full-on plump lip then grab one of these before they run out.
Pumpkin Spice Snacks
It’s all about the Pumpkin Spice snacks! I know we are familiar with Pumpkin Spice coffee and all the great pumpkin beer out right now, but let's not forget about these seasonal gems that you really should give a try. I know some or all of these may not sound tasty, but I assure you THEY ARE.
What’s my daily body skin routine look like? Well I’m spilling the tea. Palmers' Hydrate Replenish Body Oil and Coconut Hydrate Daily Body Lotion are my top picks when I want my skin to feel oh-so-silky-soft with lasting hydration for 48 hours of moisture. Palmers' is packed with antioxidants with their super ingredient of Green Coffee Extract, Certified Organic Coconut oil, Paraben & Phthalate Free.
Are you ready to give your skin a ‘glow’ up? First use the Palmers' Hydrate Replenish Body Oil after your bath/shower, then follow up with Palmers' Coconut Hydrate Daily Body Lotion, #thankmelater. Be sure to pick up at your local Walgreens, CVS, Target or Walmart.
Ladies, are you looking for the right shade of nude lipstick? Often times especially for women of color, nude lipstick can apply as ashy - and we don’t want ashy. Do yourself a favor and check out Qute Cosmetics matte lipsticks, especially this perfect nude called “honour”
Be sure to follow Qute Cosmetics and check out the feature in Herald Beauty last week.
It’s the end of Hot Girl Summer ya’ll. That means when we can, get in these last pool days here in Cincinnati. Regardless whether you’re in the Tri-State Area or not, you can use these Poolside Essentials to make the most of your pool day solo or with your crew. You know me, I do everything a little “extra” so I have to have the right supplies for this Boss Babe.
Poolside USB Portable Fan
Hear me out. While sitting Poolside it can get HOT, so what better way to make sure you’re still cooling off then with this cordless, blameless fan I found off Amazon. Let me tell you, looking cute in the heat hits different after 30. What I love about this fan is its completely rechargeable with a USB, it has various fan settings and it has an internal light that you can change to whatever color you want. Trust me, with this bad boy you’ll look like the coolest, boggiest boss babe at the pool.
Wine Cooler Bag
Your cooler game has stepped up. This is the perfect solo wine cooler bag for your luxe pool day experience. What I love about this bag is the color - I mean you can’t go wrong with translucent Pink. This will keep your wine or whatever beverage you decided to sip on by the pool cold.
The Perfect Snack: Mini Charcuterie Bites
Now, ya’ll know how I feel about charcuterie boards - how perfect are these mini charcuterie boards I found at Target. This saves time on making your own, when you can just stock up on these in your fridge, pop one out when you’re headed to the pool and enjoy poolside during your luxe pool day.
While its our last #hotgirlsummer pool day, we still need to make sure we are taking care of your skin as well.
Bliss Blockstar Sunscreen
Bliss Blockstar Mineral SPF is just what you need! This is a 100% mineral sunscreen with no chemical sunscreens, irritation, white cast, chalkiness, greasy sheen or clogged pores.
Black Girl Sunscreen
This sunscreen is broad spectrum with an SPF of 30. It is lightweight and eliminates all white residue. It has been specifically crafted for women of color.
Shea Moisture Gotu Kola & Raspberry Seed Oil After-Sun Body Glee
Revive and rehydrate skin after a long day in the sun with this moisturizing, refreshing after-sun gelee treat! This lightweight nourishing formula, infused with Gotu Kola and Aloe, helps to balance hydration while leaving skin with a sun-kissed glow.
Morgan Angelique Owens is the author of "Finding My Sparkle" and Founder & CEO of the MAO Brand, Professional Pretty, and Curvy Cardio, LLC.
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