The 5 Beauty Products You Need To Invest In Before Fall

It’s truly mind-blowing that August ends next week, basically marking the end of summer. It still feels like June. Just sayin’. Everyone knows September 1st is the unofficial start of fall, so it’s now or never to start thinking about our inner basic betch. Whether or not you choose to accept it, fall is coming, which means you should also probs start digging out your comfiest oversize sweaters and make moves for fall fashion. Not only do the cooler temperatures affect our layered outfits, but they also affect our glowing skin that we worked so hard to perfect this summer. As we all know, cold and windy days make our beauty routines a living hell. To mentally, emotionally, and physically prepare yourself for how to transition your beauty routine in the coming weeks, here are some of the best beauty products you’ll want to get your hands on.

1. Invest In A Hair Mask Treatment

If your hair has somehow remained miraculously unharmed by the ocean’s evil wrath this summer, then you’re already winning and I hate you. Laying out and day drinking in the middle of a hot summer’s day can take a toll on us in more ways than one, one being our hair. To restore some life back into dry, damaged hair, invest in a nourishing and conditioning hair treatment you can use once a week.

Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment 

2. Incorporate Moisturizing Facials

Let’s be real. How many times did we fall asleep with a face full of makeup on this summer? Or better yet, fall asleep under the sun, thanks to too many spiked seltzers? The end result is never pretty, so we kind of have to make up for that before it gets worse. Start by treating yo’self with a hydrating treatment that enhances your glow and makes your face feel soft af.

GlamGlow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment

3. Extend Your Summer Glow

As usual, we can never have nice things, and if by some rare chance we do get to have something nice, it doesn’t last long. FML. In this scenario, I’m not referring to like, long-lost relationships, a bottle of wine, or a new uncracked iPhone screen. I’m referring to the tan we worked too hard on for it to go unnoticed. Consider using an extender that continuously brings out your summer glow and helps prolong fading for as long as possible.

Tan Luxe Tan Booster

4. Use Gentle Cleansers

From here on out, you’ll want to stay far, far away from anything harsh, drying, or too strong on your face. Prep your skin for the colder weather by washing your face with a gentle cleanser, preferably one for sensitive skin types. This helps keep natural oils in and prevents your skin from becoming flaky too soon.

Burt’s Bees Face Cleanser for Sensitive Skin

5. Exfoliate Your Lips

Fall is most definitely the season of lipsticks. I mean, our obsession for vampy colors is real since each year we stock up on a ridiculous amount of shades to maybe wear like, once. #NoRegrets. To prep and prime your lips for the utmost flawless application, start using a conditioning lip scrub. The exfoliator will gently remove dead skin and keep your lips plump, smooth, and ready for endless swatching this fall.

Fresh Sugar Lip Scrub

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5 Must-Have Pieces That Will Transition Your Summer Wardrobe To Fall

Labor Day plans are underway for many and unfortunately for everyone, this means summer is truly coming to an end. While it will be hard saying goodbye to summer Fridays at work, flirty wrap dresses, and being able to go out without a jacket, it is admittedly nice to welcome a cool breeze, eagerly await the arrival of the v basic PSL, and ditch the dresses for comfy office attire that finally caters to both the temperature outside and tundra temperatures in the office. Despite it being mid-August, it has been rainy, chillier than the norm, and all around depressing. Lol, hi, fall. It’s right around that time when you should be considering how to transition from your summer aesthetic to head-to-toe black. Here are five fall you should definitely have by the time September rolls around, so you’re fashionably (and mentally) prepared for next season.

1. Dr. Martens Pascal Virginia 8-Eye Combat Boot

The gross humidity has been making it rain more than ever. This is a dilemma for not only my hair, but also my feet. Sandals in the pouring rain? How about not? Same goes for a chunky rain boot, which is absolutely not cute in the office. This only leaves combat boots. While it may still be pretty warm outside, these are the perfect go-to when you’re faced with crappy weather, yet torn about wearing a cute dress. Obviously getting a pair in black is a must.

2. Astr The Label La Cienega Dress

Fall is my favorite season for many reasons other than pumpkin everything. I love it because the heat is no longer suffocating, but the wind is light enough to feel cool and refreshing. This basically means I can still wear some of my summer dresses layered with tights, chic booties, and maybe an oversize sweater. As temps dip, go for a midi-length dress style with sleeves, so you’re hot enough to hit up happy hour, but covered enough if the night gets brisk.

3. Noisy May Leather Look Jacket

Soon enough, we’ll be needing a lightweight jacket to throw over our club outfits. However, it doesn’t need to be bulky and inconvenient to carry. Leave it to the OG of fall jackets, the black leather jacket. It makes you look somehow badass and equally as chic, regardless of the outfit underneath.

4. Free People Shadow Crew Blouson-Sleeve Sweater

I’m based in New York, so before you @ me in the comments about how LA is like, still thriving and living its best life in the summer heat, it doesn’t mean the city is insusceptible to chilly 70-something degree nights, ok? Eventually, we will be reaching into our drawers for our comfy oversize sweaters, and when that moment comes for you as it did for me this morning, all I’m saying is you can lighten a layered look by pairing a lightweight sweater with shorts, linen pants, or even a skater dress so you don’t freeze but also don’t get pit stains.

5. Zara ZW Premium Boot Cut Portobello Blue Jeans

I have not been a fan of boot-cut jeans since like, maybe the 6th grade? However, I’m doing this thing called adulting, and although my behavior often resembles that of a 19-year-old, my fashion attire has got to mature sooner than later. For fall, everything looks best when it’s darker in color. Swap out bleached, light-wash skinny jeans and Mom jeans for a vintage-looking boot cut or skinny pants with a raw hem. The style elongates your legs and makes them look that much better in a block heel or ankle bootie.

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