Fall DIY Beauty Tips

This fall you can reap the beauty benefits of your favorite seasonal ingredients with these genius DIYs.

Fall DIY Beauty

After a summer spent slathering on sunscreen and spending tons of time outdoors, it’s no shocker that by fall your skin could use a serious pick me up. Not to mention the fact that issues like chapped lips, frazzled hair and an uneven complexion are often intensified by the change of season.

Nevertheless, as we transition from summer into fall, these common complaints are actually easy to address. Check out our Fall Beauty Tips, below, to find out how you can keep your glow looking gorgeous and your skin moisturized and smooth well through fall so you’re ready for winter!

1. DIY Lip Scrubs – Store bought lip scrubs often contain chemicals and ingredients that can actually make lips more chapped! Your safest bet is sticking to homemade lip scrubs so you know exactly what you’re slathering your pout with. One of our favorite (and edible!) lip scrub recipes uses ingredients you probably already have at home. Combine 1/2 cup Coconut Oil, 1/2 cup White Sugar and 10 drops of Peppermint Oil. Once a thick paste is form, store in the refrigerator in a sealed container.

2. Vitamin C Serum – If you soaked up a little too much sun this summer (wearing SPF of course!) then you’re likely seeing some skin issues flare up. Breakouts, dry patches or an overall dull complexion are some signs that you’re skin needs some soothing. Luckily, Vitamin C has been shown to reverse sun damage, while also stimulating collagen production that perks and plumps parched skin. Another bonus – it lightens sun spots! Deliver a serious dose of the beauty elixir with Vitamin C Serum that you can DIY at home. Mix 1 teaspoon Vitamin C Powder, 1 teaspoon distilled water, 1 teaspoon glycerin and a few drops from a Vitamin E capsule. Mix ingredients until resolved and store in dark glass bottle. Apply at night to clean skin.

3. Pomegranate Face Masks – By now you’ve probably heard that pomegranates are packed with the antioxidants responsible for keeping skin healthy. And while we love snacking on the tart fruit that will soon be in season, there’s an even better way to reap the beauty benefits from this ingredient. Simply blend pomegranate seeds in a blender to create a thick place and apply to skin. Once it’s dry, wash off with cold water and pat dry. You can expect to see less breakouts, improved hydration and firmer skin thanks to the natural healing properties of this super-food.

Noelle Chehab is the Senior Writer at Spa Week Daily. 

Mani Monday: Best NYFW Nail Art

This Mani Monday, we bring you the very best manicures that we’ve seen at NY Fashion Week!

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Fashion Week is in full swing, and while we love the new fall fashions, we’re particularly obsessed with all of the gorgeous manicures we’ve been spotting during the NY shows. From models to designers to fashion bloggers and more, check out all the gorgeous manis that we’ve been coveting, and check back to find out how you can DIY your own at home!

We can’t decide which we love more – this simple yet chic mani or the adorable lady bug-encrusted clutch!

Matte is definitely back this fall, as evidenced by this gorgeous shade at the Christian Louboutin show.

Charlotte Ronson tried out floral details to compliment her nude pedicure. We definitely approve!

We LOVE this ombre glitter manicure! We will absolutely be trying to DIY this one in the future.

The nail look at the Nanette Lapore NY Fashion Week show was “waves crashing to shore.” So gorgeous!

Zoya polish was used to create this interesting geometric mani at the Creatures of Comfort runway show.

Noelle Chehab is the Senior Editor of Spa Week Daily. 

Must-Have Fall Beauty: Borghese Eye Shadow

Get ready to take your eye makeup look to a whole new level this fall, thanks to an irresistible new palette from Borghese.

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You probably know Borghese as an iconic beauty brand known for their famous masks and luxury skincare. This fall, however, the brand is sweeping the makeup field—in a way that you can’t help but stare at.

The brand new Eclissare palette includes a stunning spectrum of 12 eye shadows in colors that, unlike the usual palette, are absolutely ALL usable. The first look at this palette induced sheer awe at the beauty of the colors and the endless combinations that they can be used in. Some of the shades are matte, while some are more luminous and have a bit of a sparkle, perfect for layering and creating an array of looks to take you from day to night and beyond!

The 12 well palette will be sold for $55 starting this September—and mark your calendars, because these will be flying off the shelves!

To get you started with the palette, Borghese celebrity makeup artist Adora showed up how to re-create some of the sexiest eye makeup looks from this year’s Emmy’s using the gorgeous shades from Eclissare!

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Get the look: One of the nights best-dressed, Julia’s makeup was a winner. Her version of the smoky eye pulled from taupes and browns to complement her skintone. Adora likes Veil to lay a foundation for the eye and shimmery Wane in the crease. Line the bottom lid with Downfall the entire way around and the lower lashes only on the outside. ­­­­

 

 

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Taylor Schilling

Get the look: This is a great opportunity to experiment with burnt shades of bronze like Impact and Muse, which are complementary on many skin tones. Start by sweeping on Ascend from the lash line to the brow bone sweep for your base. Next, apply Muse from the crease down to the outer lash line, sweeping up and out to elongate the shape of the eye. Carry this color beneath the lash line as well. Line the upper and lower lashes with Wane to complete the transformation.

Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily.

Mani Monday: Best Nails at the VMAs

This week, celebrities decked out for the year’s craziest night of music bring us some massive mani-inspo.

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The VMAS are known for being one wild night. Between the crazy outfits, unforgettable performances and star-studded guest list, the VMAs are the awards show that no viewer wants to miss. Not to be forgotten on that list are the amazing beauty looks that come out of the show each year! With manicures being such a style staple these days, it’s no surprise that MTV has a mani cam on the red carpet for the big event. For this week’s Mani Monday, we bring you three of our favorite looks from this year’s show:

Katy Perry

Channeling Britney circa 2001, Katy Perry showed up to the VMAs clad in a denim dress to impress, with nails to match! We love that she used her manicure as a continuation of her outfit inspiration.

Rita Ora

Winner of most unforgettable manicure of the evening has to go to Rita Ora. Adorned with diamond spiders and ruby bows, The Hollywood Reporter claims that this manicure cost Rita a whopping $56,000!

Ingrid Nilsen

CoverGirl Ingrid Nilsen only posted a preview of her gorgeous look on her Instagram page…you can see how the final product came out with this pic from the VMA mani cam. We want to try this one ourselves!

What was your favorite VMA mani this year? Tell us in the comments below!

Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily.

Olavie’s Wine-Inspired Antioxidant Skincare

Olavie’s new spa-inspired skincare line uses antioxidants found in chardonnay to deliver a double dose of relaxation!

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Little else is more relaxing than wine and the spa, so Olavie’s move to combine the two in a luxurious and beauty boosting skincare line is sheer brilliance as far as we’re concerned. Built on the idea that the same antioxidants we benefit from by drinking wine could be used in spa-inspired products, Olavie ‘s new line promises to restore and rejuvenate even the driest skin.

There are antioxidant infused products for every skin malady, and Olavie even has a convenient travel kit for the girl on the go! You can easily transform your at-home bathroom into a relaxing spa escape thanks to products like the Antioxidant Bubble Bath, packaged in a gorgeous wine-inspired bottle. Check out all the luxe offerings you can score at Olavie.com and let us know which product you plan to try first!

Sugar ScrubAntioxidant Sugar Body Scrub

This all-natural sugar scrub incorporates shea butter and six natural oils that seamlessly slough off dead skin while infusing moisture and nourishment. Available at olavie.com.

Bubble BathAntioxidant Bubble Bath

Get a visceral spa experience in the comfort of your own bathroom thanks to this rich bubble bath chock-full of nutrients. The pomegranate and botanical scent is divine. Available at olavie.com.

OilAntioxidant Body & Massage Oil

Grape seed, jojoba, macadamia, avocado and coconut oils combined have the power to transform even the scaliest skin, and the non-greasy formula makes it perfect for everyday use. Available at olavie.com.

LotionAntioxidant Body Moisturizer

This isn’t your average body lotion – not by a long shot! The Olavie formula boasts anti-aging benefits, and the chardonnay and grapefruit scent is oh so relaxing! Available at olavie.com.

TravelTravel Sample Kit

Your skincare regimen doesn’t have to suffer while you’re on vacation. This set of sugar scrub, body moisturizer and body butter will keep you perfectly pampered for your whole trip! Available at olavie.com.

Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily.