And it struck me: Indian summer is gone, the leaves are and have been changing, Halloween has passed, and we're in that cold but not snowy period of late fall that comes before the holidays but after apple-picking season.
I personally love the late fall, and not just because I'm a scorpio. And not because we gained an extra hour of sleep last night (or in my case, an extra hour of drinking before last call). When the leaves fall completely and the temperatures drop, there is nothing like a cashmere sweater or a cute guy wearing one to make you love the cold. And what better way to draw one in (a guy that is), than by making yourself smooth as butter and sweet as sugar?
Here are my favorite picks for fall and winter beauty products. You have an easy four months to enjoy these, and considering the risk of winter-dry skin and lips, I recommend stocking up. There's no better antidote to wool and layers than body butter that smells like spiced vanilla.
Victoria's Secret Ooh La La Body Shimmer, $29
Bath & Body Works Bath Fizz in Twisted Peppermint, $3.50
The Body Shop Body Butter in Vanilla Spice, $20
philosophy Flavored Lip Shine in Pumpkin Spice, $12
Victoria's Secret Shimmer Swirl Lotion, $12 or 3 for $25
philosophy Flavored Lip Shine in Ooey Gooey S'mores, $12