Trick or Treat

Halloween is here and so is the brutal winter with it’s long and dark cold days to wreck havoc on your beautiful skin, hair and your upbeat summer spirit. Well, you can’t change mother nature but you can use some wonderfully made products with her naturally healing ingredients to prevent the damage and lighten up your dark days of winter a bit. So here are a few winter treats for you for a glowing and cheerful winter.


Treat #1: We all know that exfoliation helps to reveal a smoother, brighter and more radiant complexion by shedding dead cells and getting rid of all the unwanted flaky skin. Unlike harsh acid peels, enzyme peels gently break down the dead skin cells without the burning or irritation effects that you normally feel with acid peels. Enzymes are also high in antioxidants, vitamins etc. which further help to nourish and strengthen your skin. The best peel I have tried so far is by Sunshine Botanicals called the Pumpkin Power Peel, a winner of the “Beauty with a Conscience” and the “Best Facial Peel” awards by Natural Solutions Magazine for the year 2008 and 2009. This professional grade peel has a delicious pumpkin smell and comes with everything you need for 6 complete treatments which includes the prep cleanser, peel, an after serum and a DVD.  Perfect treat for the holidays and the cold harsh winters. Check out this video below for more details.



You could also try the Mychelle Incredible Pumpkin peel which has also won an award by Natural Solutions Magazine and gives great results. This product is available at your local whole foods which makes it more accessible. The nice thing about Mychelle is that they offer samples which gives you a chance to try before you buy. If you don’t want to spend money on any products then you can try mixing some pumpkin puree with olive oil and brown sugar to make your own delicious home-made pumpkin  treat.



Treat #2:  Use a nourishing oil on your skin every night. Adding Oils to our skin not only helps with dry skin but they also helps to balance out oily skin which might put an end to a lot of your skin woes or might at least reduce them. Some of my favourites include Pangea Balancing oil, Alaffia Baobab oil, Shea terra Marula oil and Rose Mountain Herbs Wild Rose oil. I have read some nice reviews about One Love Organics youth preservation serum (Rachel Zoe loves this line), Intelligent Nutrients anti-aging serum and Ila face oil. Most of these are available on Spirit Beauty Lounge, an online store that also offers samples so you can try samples before you decide to buy.




If you want to save money here, you can buy unrefined and cold pressed grape seed, olive or coconut oil and add your favourite essential oils to the base oil such as tea tree, lavender or sandalwood to make your own nourishing oil treat.




Treat #3:  If you love lip balms that smell like chocolate or cocoa butter then you might want to try the Badger Cocoa Butter balms. They smell amazing and also help alleviate dry lips. You can try their classic balms which are smoother and more moisturising but I personally love their Cocoa Butter ones. If you are addicted to the smell of chocolate then these will make a luscious winter treat for your lips.






Treat #4:  Have your tried Clarisonic brushes?  This is great tool to brighten and freshen up your skin. This is one machine that can give you some seriously positive and noticeable results. You can try the Mia one, which is a smaller travel version of the original.



If you don’t want to spend a lot of money then you can buy the Shiseido The Skincare Massage brush, which doesn’t have the sonic action but still provides great results.

Treat #5:  Have you tried Alaffia’s handcrafted Shea Butters?  These are smooth, moisturising and nourishing with an ingredient list that is short and readable. These are available at Whole Foods and you can try out the testers before you decide to buy.  







What are your favorite skincare products for winter?  Do you like making your own? Do you believe in magic potions? Skincare is a tricky concept for many but I think the simplest products usually do the trick. Have a scary awesome Halloween!!  🙂

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  52 comments for “Trick or Treat

  1. October 26, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Haha, Pumpkin Peel is very in time :)) I should try it soon.

  2. October 26, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    the pumpkin mask looks so good 😉

  3. October 26, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    The pumpkin mask sounds great and I love Badger lip balms, they’re so good! x

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  4. October 26, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Love it.
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  5. October 26, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    This is the Perfect Halloween Beauty Post…YAY..love it. Thx doll.

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  6. October 26, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    just perfect for halloween time!!!
    i’ve never heard of pumpkin peel!
    thanks for sharing this.

  7. October 26, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    This is such a good post because I’ve already noticed my skin is getting dry and especially for the face, winter skin is harsh. I have a Clarisonic and your so right they exfoliate well, wish I had the small Mia one. And that Cocoa Butter chapstick looks great, I want to try it. thanks for sharing!
    xoDale

  8. October 26, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    I love cocoa butter…. and shea butter. I just love butter XD

  9. October 26, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    during winter, i have to use very thick hand cream. i like how you highlighted each thing with spider webs. it looks great!

  10. October 27, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Thanks for the tip on the pumpkin mask! I’d love to try Te Clarisonic soon too!

  11. Jay
    October 27, 2011 at 2:40 am

    hmmm, i wonder what they taste like . 😉

  12. October 27, 2011 at 3:59 am

    So many great tips!! I really want to try that pumpkin mask now!

  13. October 27, 2011 at 6:31 am

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  14. MM
    October 27, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Great tips, honey! Thank you for sharing them!! I would love a pumpkin mask!!

    xoxoxo

  15. October 27, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Thank you so much for commenting on my blog! Love this post, super useful and true!!!

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  16. October 27, 2011 at 9:40 am

    I really enjoyed reading that post 🙂 but when it comes to my tricks then I guess I actually don’t have any, hehe 😛 I use different creams for feet, hands and body, sometimes 100% natural oils too. nothing very special 😛

  17. October 27, 2011 at 10:38 am

    nice original halloween post

  18. October 27, 2011 at 1:32 pm

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  19. October 27, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    It’s perfect for halloween, what a great idea !
    It’s a so great halloween beauty post.

  20. October 27, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    This is great! You really do have to change up your beauty routine when the weather changes. That pumpkin peel looks amazing! I have to try it.

  21. October 27, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Loved the tricks and I will try some “made at home”. 🙂

  22. Val
    October 27, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    I believe I need to have a pumpkin peel in my life…SOON!

  23. October 27, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Great tips! Thank you!
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  24. October 27, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    this is the only beauty trick or treat post i saw this halloween! great idea! 🙂

  25. October 27, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    great post! i especially like treat number 1!
    what a great and unique way to look at halloween!

  26. October 27, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Thanks for the tips on making your own products, such a money saver!

  27. October 27, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    great products! I think I should try something out!

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  28. October 27, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Hello!!
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  29. October 28, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Hey girl! Thanks for the comment! That pumpkin peel looks great and the lip balm looks like something I need to check into. I’m your newest follower and I have loved reading thoguh your blog! You can follow back if you like!

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  30. October 28, 2011 at 2:17 am

    Mmmm … Shea butter. It always feels so rich when it sinks into my skin. 🙂

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  31. October 28, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    I’m loving these treats!!! I have a Clarisonic and love it! It really cleanses your skin.
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  32. October 28, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    I love the pumpkin peel!!!

  33. October 28, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Nice product recommendations. I agree, moisturization and exfoliation are super important during the colder months.

  34. October 29, 2011 at 12:33 am

    great post, thanks for the tips 😉
    Kisses!

  35. October 29, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    a pumpkin mask would be great to celebrate 🙂
    great post
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  36. October 29, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Thanks everyone! I am glad you loved this post. 🙂

    xx

  37. amy
    October 30, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Definitely going to try the pumpkin puree, olive oil and brown sugar. Thanks ever so for the skin tip. I’ll let you know the results . . .

  38. October 31, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    So so lovely.

    Everything pumpkin….I had pumpkin cheese cake on Saturday….simply divine.

    xx
    Have a beautiful week.

    Pris

  39. October 31, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    This is such a great fall face product post! I need to try the oils you are mentioning, anytime the weather changes my face breakouts! and I love my Clarisonic, although costly it helps!

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  40. October 31, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Cool blog!!! Love the post!
    xoxo
    Vicky

  41. October 31, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    great post!

    xoxo navy & orange

  42. November 1, 2011 at 1:14 am

    I really like your cute Halloweeny post! Lip glosses look interesting. Happy Halloween!
    hugs from New York,
    xx
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  43. November 1, 2011 at 2:22 am

    ooh, i love your treats!!

  44. November 1, 2011 at 4:35 am

    Happy Happy Halloween!! such fabulous suggestions! xx

  45. November 1, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Very nice post. I love your tips… and tricks…
    xo.
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  46. Sam
    November 1, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Oh, I’ve heard there were bad snow storms! And that in October (ok, now November)! In an odd way it’s going to be 20 degrees here on Thursday, while it’s also fall.
    Anyway, these are some great ideas!

    Sam

  47. November 1, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    hi! I am new to your blog. and loved this post. great tips for the winter! have a Cupcake sweet winter;)

  48. LV
    November 1, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    I love this post! you always have such amazing tips!

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  49. November 1, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    The pumpkin mask looks very rejuvenating! And very useful for us who don’t celebrate Halloween now and have pumpkins on stock 🙂
    Thanx for the following! Love your blog <3

  50. November 2, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    pumpkin stuff is so cool 🙂
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  51. November 2, 2011 at 4:46 pm

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  52. December 6, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Love this post! I had a pumpkin mask years ago that I loved…it was on Oprahs favorite things list and I can’t for the life of me remember the brand! Good picks here!!!

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