As the outrageousness of Halloween settles down, it's time to settle into the cozy feeling that November brings. From leafy scents to a variety of seasonally festive hair accessories, here are a few comforting beauty goods we think you should know about right now.
Los Angeles-based brand Wildfox Couture is known for its cheeky screen prints and bohemian flair, and for Fall 2010, they've taken it up a notch with a sassy, spooky collection inspired by the world of witchcraft. The lookbook tells the story of three friends that discover white magic and inevitably cast spells that bring their fantasy wardrobes to life — they also whip up one sexy love potion along the way. With Halloween tomorrow, I devour this hauntingly delicious collection.
See the rest of the Fall collection when you read more.
There are sweaters that keep you warm, then there are sweaters that make a statement while doing it. This textured, printed, bright-hued batch will keep you styled and cozy all season long. So, if you crave a Fab Fall sweater that pulls double duty, like maybe a poppy red blazer-style knit ($82), or a hot leopard print ($68), click on the items above and shop away!
The lady apple — also known as a wax apple or api in France — is one of the fruit's oldest-known varieties, reportedly dating back to the first century. It was grown throughout Europe (and said to be a favorite of French royalty), later making its way to North America. These apples (which are unrelated and not to be confused with Pink Lady apples) ripen from October to early the following year; when selecting, pick fruits free of bruises with sturdy stems. To see how to make the most of them, read more.
Fall 2010 nail polish collections are certainly sophisticated, but when it comes to the season's most playful holiday, it's time to have some shimmery, wacky fun. Last year for Halloween, we saw lots of sparkle and vivid hues, but this year, there's plenty more creative flair added to the mix. See what I mean now.
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Last Monday, Yogen Früz unveiled Pumpkin Spice, a non- or low-fat dessert made with naturally flavored syrup. Days later, Pinkberry announced its new offering, Pumpkin Pinkberry — nonfat yogurt made with pumpkin purée, nonfat milk, and nonfat yogurt, topped with whipped topping, honey grahams, and cinnamon. And rival Red Mango? Well, it was ahead of the soft-serve curve, offering Pumpkin Spice as a returning flavor this season after successful sales last year.
Have you tried any of these flavors?
Although 2009's wet Summer caused flooding and harvesting problems, less rain, a hotter season, and planting of a larger crop have helped out production at Libby's, the canned-pumpkin company that processes 95 percent of the solid pack pumpkin sold in America.
That's great news for the 50 million pumpkin pies that'll be made this holiday. Have you had a hard time locating canned pumpkin so far?
British stylist Umberto Giannini passed away nearly 10 years ago, but his namesake brand lives on. This week, at the Glam Hair Show by Umberto Giannini, models walked the runway sporting some serious avant-garde hairstyles. With dark and bold makeup to match and the lighting set to low, it was all so very dark and twisted — so very Halloween. So gather up the heavy-duty hairspray, an obscene amount of bobby pins, and a curling (or crimping) iron, and see how you might be able to incorporate these wild styles into your Halloween costume look.