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Beauty Innovations to Make Your Fall Days a Breeze

Fall Beauty Innovations

As someone who’s not much of  a “morning person” to begin with, Fall’s late sunrises certainly do not make things any easier (not to mention the cooler, drier temperatures that wreak havoc on your hair and skin).  The good news, is that there are some awesome (and fun) products available to help you make your Fall mornings and days easier, and some that may even allow you to catch a few extra zzz’s.

1. Deborah Lippmann “Genie In A Bottle” Illuminating Nail Tone Perfector

In Fall especially, I love a gorgeous oxblood or navy nail polish.  But we all know the frustration that is removing it: stained nails and cuticles, and yellowed tips…ugh.  However this handy polish by Deborah Lippmann is changing the Fall nail game.  Simply apply a coat under your favourite polish to  protect and enhance your natural nail tone.  You can also wear it on its own for natural, luminous looking nails.

2. Urban Decay Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil

Much like my choice of nail colour, Fall also inspires me to bring out my darker berry, brown, and purple lipsticks and glosses.  After all, what better way to change up your look than with a statement lip, right?  The problem is, sometimes the “statement” is that your carefully-applied lipstick is now feathering and bleeding outside the lines (grrr!).  Solution? Urban Decay’s Ultimate Ozone Multipurpose Primer Pencil.  Line the outside of your lips with this clear pencil for long-lasting lip colour that stays where it’s applied.  Want even more staying power?  Apply it under your lipstick to help it last all day.  But wait, it gets even better.  You can also use this product as a primer when covering up blemishes and fine lines, and as a beauty eraser to correct any makeup mishaps (example: for those fun times when your mascara ends up on your cheek instead of your eyelashes).  This multi-tasker is a Fall must-have!

3. Conair InfinitiPro “The Ultimate Brush”

The dry air this time of year means there’s a good chance that your freshly straightened hair is going to be visited by Fall’s good friend: static electricity.  And no matter how much product or water you add, sometimes it just seems as if it’s never going to leave.  This handy hair innovation by Conair, “The Ultimate Brush“, contains a battery-powered (2X AAA) ionic generator that acts to “neutralize the static charge, smoothing the cuticle for an instant shiny, frizz-free finish” (conaircanada.ca).  That’s right, the static in your hair can now be turned off with the slide of a switch. Dreams do come true.

4. Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer

Now that we have our dry, static-y hair problem solved, it’s time to show some love to our skin.  There’s two things about applying moisturizer that frustrate me: 1. waiting for your skin to dry after the shower, and 2. waiting to get dressed while your moisturizer soaks in.  Luckily, this Wet Skin Moisturizer by Jergens solves both of these problems.  Simply apply to your skin before you exit the shower, and then pat dry with a towel (no need to rinse!)  Because your pores are open from the heat of  the shower, your skin is more receptive to absorbing moisture.  In fact, studies have shown this product actually moisturizes 2X’s more, and in half the time, than with ordinary lotion.  In a nutshell, this means you can sleep in a little longer and have gorgeous, moisturized skin.  Where can I sign up for a lifetime supply?

Have you tried any of these products?  Are there any beauty innovations you’re loving?  Let me know in the comments below! 

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Featuring Vegan Pure All In One


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Being a vegetarian, my favourite food during Thanksgiving isn’t the Turkey (or even the Tofurky for that matter), it’s the pumpkin pie!  Using Vegan Pure All In One, you can have this yummy pumpkin pie protein smoothie for breakfast, lunch (or hey, even dinner) and have it be good for you.  What better way to use up those Thanksgiving-baking leftovers?!

Before I get to the recipe (and my review of it), let me tell you a little bit about the benefits of Vegan Pure All In One.  While you can use it as part of a pre or post workout shake, my personal preference is to use it to make a healthy breakfast smoothie.  Being a vegetarian who doesn’t always get the nutrients she should from what she eats, and also someone who tends to skip breakfast in general, I love that this product is a quick, simple way to start your day right.  If you’re in a crunch for time, simply mix a scoop of it with water, and you’re good to go!

One serving has:

  • 16g of complete vegan-derived protein (equivalent to 3 eggs)
  • 1.5g of Omega 3 Oil (equivalent to 2.3 servings of salmon)
  • 2 cups of fruits and greens (equivalent to 2 servings of kale)
  • 1 billion probiotics (equivalent to 1 cup of yogurt)
  • Over 4g‘s of fibre (equivalent to 1 apple)
  • 50% of the daily recommended intake of vitamins and minerals

Vegan Pure All In One is 100% vegan, non-GMO, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and contains no artificial flavours or sweeteners.  It is available in both Chocolate and Vanilla flavours, with 9 servings per container.  Did I also mention it’s only $19.97 at Wal-Mart!?

The Recipe:

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Now, let’s get to our yummy pumpkin pie smoothie!  The recipe I used is from SkinnyMom.com, with a couple of slight modifications.

For this recipe (makes 1 large serving), you’ll need:Vegan Pure 2

  •  ½ cup 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • ½ banana, sliced
  • ½ cup vanilla almond milk (I used skim milk instead)
  • 5-8 ice cubes
  • 1 scoop Vegan Pure All In One Vanilla
  • ½ tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice (I added some cinnamon as well, once blended)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Simply blend all the ingredients together until smooth, and voila! It can be Thanksgiving any time of the year (or day).

My Review:

Vegan Pure 4This smoothie has a smooth and creamy texture, and tastes true to a pumpkin pie with a slight hint of banana.  The Vegan Pure All In One powder blended easily with the rest of the ingredients, without altering the taste in any way.  I’ve also tried this protein powder mixed with some strawberries and peaches and it was just as yummy.  You’ll notice a slight green hue when mixing it in with lighter coloured ingredients.  I like that it tastes great on it’s own simply mixed with water, but doesn’t overpower when mixed into a recipe such as this pumpkin pie one.  Overall,  I highly recommend Vegan Pure All In One.  It’s affordable, good for you, and good for the environment.

What kind of smoothie will you make?  Let me know in the comments below!

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