Fall Beauty Must Haves

It almost seemed as if summer would never end; busy schedules, festival fun and market weeks. At last, the first day of fall sprang up on us and collectively we embraced it.

While the digital requests of beauty tutorials continue to flood my DMs and inbox, I thought I’d appease the masses by sharing how I will beautify this fall.

Here is a list of my top 5 beauty must-haves. 

1. Hourglass Seamless Finish Foundation Stick


I’ve been using this foundation for over a year at the sugguestion of a sales rep at Nigel’s Beauty in LA. For years I swore by all things MAC Cosmetics, but this is a welcomed change. Retailing at $46, a hefty price to pay for glam but the finish on my skin is well worth the investment. I also suggest purchasing the foundation brush from Hourglass for a truly “seamless” application.

2. FLESH Thickstick Foundation


Note: I use this as my under-eye concealer.  

I wanted to know what all the internet fuss was about and was pleasantly surprised by this product. Now, for my gals that like a HEAVY beat, this product is for you! Flesh Firm Flesh Thickstick Foundation is a super-portable, multi-purpose foundation stick in shades that deliver a creamy, buildable pay-off. Thickstick is face makeup that lets you cover, conceal, contour and highlight on your own terms. Best of all, it's formulated to look like your skin. It’s exclusively available at Ulta for $18. 

3.  KISS Ready-to-wear Nails


soooo this is a must-have product and a beauty life hack. When I moved to LA I could not find a nail salon that I liked or loved. Total bummer! That is until I stumbled upon these beauties in my neighborhood CVS. Better than the “Lee Press On Nails” of yesteryear, these Kiss nail sets are literally a beauty life saver. They are quick, easy, and on-trend. I’m able to use and reuse a single set several times over with about a week of extended wear. If you’re in between nail techs, this may be the perfect beauty remedy.

4. SheaMoisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Body Wash


AH- MAZING. The best way to describe it. I’ve use SheaMoisture body products more than their hair products but rarely saw this formulation in the stores I shopped. I typically use their Hibiscus and Superfruit body washes but I was pretty geeked to find this gem in one of my NYFW gift bags thanks to designer Korto Momolu.

This body wash will leave your skin feeling like silk. I couldn’t believe how soft my skin felt after just one use of it. With the changing of seasons and the brutal winter to come, this is the perfect product to add to your beauty regimen to keep you skin hydrated, soft and beautiful. 

5. Crest 3-D Whitening Strips 


Honestly, you have no excuse for your teeth being anything less than pearly white. I often get questions about how I get my teeth “so white”, the answer: Crest Whitestrips.

For around $30, you can have a pure white smile after just one application depending on your succedaneous condition. I whiten with Crest strips about once every year and a half or so, sometimes even longer. Believe me, people notice! Smile!

While beauty is in the eye of the Beholder, there are a few things here on earth we can do to make glam a little bit easier. Happy shopping. 

xo - Janelle  


Swatch Watch: Colourpop Matte Liquid Lipstick

How awesome are the fab people over at Temptalia.com! I found this swatch matrix, yes matrix, on pinterest and had to share. 

They provide a full review on the product HERE and below is an epic collage of all 25 shaded of the upcoming ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

Have you tried Colour Pop? Share your experiences and matte shade in the comments. 

xo - Janelle

August Pick of the Month: Birthday Suit by Mischo Beauty

When the gorgeous Kitiya Mischo of Award-winning cosmetic brand Mischo Beauty, revealed lacquer nail color "Birthday Suit", my heart nearly skipped a beat. How amazingly gorgeous. I've been known to keep my nails, much like my wardrobe- matte and chic. I always gravitate to rosey mauves and femine neutrals. 

In walks "Birthday Suit".... the real beauty MVP, at least for me anyway. She is my August Beauty Pick of the Month. You're right Mischo Beauty, this is LIVING! 

And if the hue alone doesnt captavlite you, the health and wellness ethos will. All Mischo Beauty products are free of formaldehyde, DBP, toluene, formaldehyde resin, camphor, ethyl tosylamide, xylene and parabens. Can you say GIRL POWER at its finest?!

Shop the entire collection at www.mischobeauty.com

xo- Janelle

Brand Intro: DESSANGE Paris

A symbol of French luxury and arbiter of the covetable ‘French Girl’ style, hair care brand DESSANGE Paris is the creator of some of most recognizable hair styles in history including the iconic “Coiffé-Décoiffé” – a tousled undone look created by DESSANGE Paris founder Jacques Dessange that was the style du jour for French icons like Brigit Bardot.

DESSANGE PARIS Purifying Clay Balancing Pre-Shampoo Mask - $11.99

This first clay-in-mask pre-shampoo regulating treatment specifically targets an oily scalp with a breakthrough skin purifying technology. The 30% mineral green clay concentration works to absorb sebum excess and regulate oil production over time while the professional application brush, allows for even, targeted coverage. The scalp is left deeply purified, helping to drastically reduce excess oil production. Dating back to ancient times, the virtues of clay have been used for centuries in cosmetic and therapeutic remedies to absorb sebum, eliminate toxins and serve as an antiseptic. Use once a week on dry hair, applying it generously to the roots with the application brush. Leave on hair for five to ten minutes and rinse thoroughly.

DESSANGE PARIS Purifying Clay Balancing Shampoo - $9.99

The second step to the Purifying Clay system, the pro-vitamin b5 enhanced shampoo helps to minimize oily roots and produce soft, perfectly balanced hair. The pro-vitamin b5 is known for its protective properties of the fiber capillary, helping repair and soften the hair from roots to ends. Your hair and scalp will become rebalanced and with the added benefit of a light cherry, violet, and vanilla scent. After using the pre-shampoo mask, rinse hair with the regulating shampoo to help balance hair.

Thank you DESSANGE for spending product! I absolutely love the collection. 

xo - Janelle

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