Crazy to think summer is quickly coming to an end + that means it’s time to ‘fall ahead’ hehe to fall! With changing seasons comes a change in your hair, skin + makeup routine to match your fall wardrobe + the weather. I wanted to round up some of my favorite go to products that get me through the summer into fall months + hopefully you’ll try them + love them too!
I LOVE some darker hues for fall paired with my go to neutrals. Whether it is a bold lip, a smokey eye or even a darker nail color, it makes me feel fierce with a side of sass 😉 hehe One of my MUST have essentials for any bold fall makeup look is mink lashes. I am currently loving a few different pairs from Private Label Extensions, the Ella, Lola + the Eden. Their lashes are 100% Mink -100% Hand Crafted -Double and Triple Layered!
Skincare is so important year round, but especially when temperatures change + things begin to cool down. You need to make sure your skin is hydrated + well taken care of. I have learned over the years, the better you treat the skin, the more it thanks you 😉 One of my skincare favorites is the Mario Badescu Green Tea Facial Spray. I bring this EVERYWHERE. I have a large bottle at home + then travel size ones on me at all times. Whether I am on vacation, running errands or working, a little spritz makes you feel instantly refreshed!
Last but not least, haircare! After sun + chlorine damage from summer adventures, fall is a great time to take care of your hair + restore it back to it’s glory (I personally love this hair mask from Living Proof). While over the summer I tend to wear my hair in a bun or natural, in the fall and winter I love to do it up + my go to styling tool is the Beachwaver S1! This curling iron does wonders..why? It has a motor so the iron moves + does the curling for you…it cuts down styling time by almost half + it is the only iron I use on my hair anymore!
Isn’t the best feeling in the world when you are having a good hair day…you know, when your hair has the perfect amount of volume, bounce + shine and is actually able to last the whole day? Yea…well thanks to Amika hair care and pro tools…that day is everyday! I am always game for trying new products, especially if they promise me fab hair in under an hour that actually lasts all day (yup then you have me sold).
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Amika sent me some awesome products that I am for sure in love with (heck the Perk Up dry shampoo they sent me I already ran out of because I am that obsessed with it :p). They actually sent me the perfect after product to dry shampoo…Dry Conditioner! This is the first time I ever heard of it but I totally love it and it smells delicious (is sniffing my hair periodically throughout the day awkward? haha) These products are perfect for me because I try not to wash my hair everyday A) So it prevents my hair from getting to flat + B) Because it’s actually not good to wash your hair everyday (I learned this back when I was a receptionist at a hair salon on Long Island during my college years).
When I use dry shampoo + dry conditioner a day after washing my hair, it gives my hair a little texture, making it ideal for when I want to curl my hair…which brings me to the next amazing Amika product I tested out, the Amika Switch Kit which comes with this awesome interchangeable curling wand that you can swap out the heads for a curling iron whenever you feel like…all the parts match with the swivel base and it is super easy to put together + take apart.
It actually took me a while (and my roommate’s help) to teach me how to use a curling wand haha I have always been traditionally a curling iron kind of gal for fear of burning my fingers, but it is actually pretty easy to do and quick once you get the hang of it. So it’s awesome that whichever way you are most comfortable, Amika provides an option most suiting for you and your hair!So I had to share this little outtake from this shoot…Ali told me to make a funny face, well here it is haha #LongHairDontCare duh 😉
Now after the curling process comes what you need to finish off the look and have your hairstyle hold all day…Amika’s Touchable Hairspray! It has great hold without that ‘crunchy,stiff‘ feeling some hair sprays give you.