It’s always bathing suit season in LA, but how do you keep that dewy summer fresh-faced glow, healthy hair, svelte body, and a signature scent going all year round when the sun goes down at 5 PM? Here are my favorite fall finds that have popped up in gift bags, parties, and events, or have been friend-recommended, that are not too costly and help you slide into fall.
1. Smooth Sexy Hair Smooth Extender
This nourishing smoothing masque is new, and has been my perfect solution for dry highlighted hair that spent way too much time in the summer sun and salty ocean. After using only once, my hair felt like silk. I couldn’t find a conditioner anywhere that would save my dried out locks. Featuring coconut oil as the key ingredient, Smooth Extender is perfectly balanced to repair dull, damaged, or frizzed-out strands by replenishing the proteins in the hair and preventing color fade with UVA/UVB protection. Hair will have the smoothness and polish it deserves. ($19.95)
2. Uma Oils
Facial oils seem to be the new hottest thing for anti-aging and moisturizing the skin without looking oily. The luminosity oil or Ultimate Brightening Face Oil actually locks in hydration for the day. This can replace your serum and moisturizer. After about a week, my skin was more supple and had a nice glow. However, the oils do have a scent from the flowers they are extracted from because they are essential oil rich, and the strong smell may have to take some getting use to, but fades quickly.
Sourced from family farms in India, the 6-9 essential oils are selected and blended together to produce the top benefits. The Uma oil bottle lasts a long time and the price is not cheap, so please use our Promo Code: lalascoop for a 20% discount.
3. Pinrose Perfume
I am extremely picky when it comes to scents. I know it when I like it. I don’t want to smell like an old lady, too spicy, or too flowery. I want to smell sweet and fresh. Boy, did Pinrose.com figure out how to come up with mind-blowing scents. I am in love with them all thanks to discovering their petal packs in a gift bag – single dose fragrant sachets. You can even pick and choose and order a pack of various scents. I quickly ordered a bottle of Renegade Starlet, a scent made from a mix of gardenia, jasmine, and freesia. Surf Siren is a breezy blend of lavender and neroli. Sugar Bandit, so sweet and sexy, is made from vanilla, cedar wood, and white chocolate while Merry Maker made from a refreshing blend of nectarine, rose, and plum piqued my senses. Not even a year old, this scent-sational company is on its way to sweet-smelling success.
Hop on to their fun site to find a scent that matches YOU by taking their fun quiz from instant right brain reactions. For 1 fluid ounce, it will run you $50, but with our coupon code LALASCOOP, take 10% off your order.
I have been addicted to Arcona products now for years. The milky cleansing pads are one of my favorite products because they clean your face so well and smell so yummy. The smell is such nice way to go to bed, even when you are too tired to wash your face. I’ve used these after a workout or while camping on my back and shoulders. The cleansing, toning, hydration pads are infused with protective antioxidants to leave you glowing and refreshed. The Arcona Studio located right here in Santa Monica is the ultimate skin care line with results that work. Ingredients include cranberry extract, vitamins, phyto-nutrients and essential fatty acids. The Arcona Triad Pads helps neutralize free radicals with vitamin E tocopherols and tocotrienols. Skin is nourished and restored with omegas 3, 6 and 9 and rice milk.
10. EOS Lip Balm
The first time I saw this cute little orange ball that you screw in half, with the small letters inscribed with ‘eos’ (evolution of smooth) surrounded by wings, I used it as perfume on my wrists. I had no idea until day three it was meant for my lips. This new improved lip balm ball smells so tangy fresh no wonder it is called Orange Blossom. This ball of lip balm goes on easy and comes in every imaginable flavor, like vanilla mint, strawberry sorbet, and summer fruit. The luscious scents I’ve seen sold at Target and CVS will keep you smelling like summer as you slide into fall. ($3)