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Autumn is coming… which can only mean one thing. The highly anticipated Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is back, PSL fans prepare to experience the original taste of Autumn when it returns on September 5.

 With a combination of Starbucks Espresso Roast, pumpkin pie flavoured sauce and steamed milk, topped with heavenly whipped cream and pumpkin pie spices – cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves – the PSL is set to get you craving cosy afternoons and wooly jumpers. 

We all know Ireland can throw us a curveball when it comes to the weather, so even if it’s too warm for the pump-king of lattes, Starbucks has you covered. The PSL can be enjoyed hot, iced, Frappuccino style or as an iced cold foam macchiato.

Vegan PSL fans, Starbucks have got your back. A vegan sauce is also available, so you too can enjoy the PSL’s acclaimed taste. Scrumptious with a dairy-alternative such as almond or oat, the drink of the season can be enjoyed by removing whipped cream, without compromising on its deliciousness. 

All their drinks can be customised in a number of ways including choosing no whipped cream, or enjoying their smallest size, Short. 

Register for a Starbucks loyalty card or use our mobile app to earn exclusive Starbucks rewards. Once you’re a Starbucks Rewards™ member you can try Pumpkin Spice Latte before it officially appears on menus next week.

Spice up your life this September and share your reunion with PSL on social using #TheOriginalPSL @StarbucksIE

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OK, we have seen a lot of pumpkin spiced makeup recently, but this latest collection is by far the best.

 

@michellevisage loves her #sugarpill Pumpkin Spice eyeshadow almost as much as we love her! 

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The fab folk over at Sugar Pill have created a gorgeous range of pumpkin spiced makeup, and we WANT it.

The set is made up of a highly pigmented eyeshadow and a liquid lip colour, both in a beautiful shade of spiced gold.

This gorgeous duo will set you back €32.50, which is pretty darn reasonable. 

ALSO, if you don't necessarily want both products, you can purchase them separately, with the lip colour costing €17 and the eyeshadow costing €15.50. 

YES PLEASE! 

We are totally loving this!

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It seems as though people will buy almost anything if it happens to be pumpkin flavoured. 

However, we are finally faced with a pumpkin spiced product that is actually gorgeous (and useful). 

Enter: pumpkin spice highlighter.

That's right ladies, we can now get our hands on the prettiest highlighting powder ever, and it happens to be a pumpkin spice shade of orange.

The pumpkin powder is courtesy of Heather Baker’s Etsy shop called Feather River Body.

She stocks a variety of different shades in her line of homemade make up powders, including the gorgeous glistening pumpkin shade. 

We love love love this highlighter. 

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Autumn is finally here! 

The leaves are falling from the trees, hats and scarves are finally acceptable attire AND the pumpkin spice plague is back. 

I call it a plague because it seems as though everywhere I look WHAM… there's a pumpkin flavoured something. 

The latest ridiculous use of pumpkin spice is actually brilliant in a weird way. 

Youtube nail artist twi_star recently posted a video on her channel, and it has the Internet TALKING.

Angel posted a video of her using pumpkin spice as a coating on her nails, kind of like a weird cinnamon flavoured glitter? 

Anyway, the results are gross, and yet we can't help but think there are people out there who will do this! 

What are your thoughts ladies?

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Though they're widely used for cooking in America, a pumpkin is not something us Irish would regularly pick up in the supermarket.

But like butternut squashes, pumpkins can be used in a whole variety of different ways, from soups to seriously moist breads and cakes.

So if you're planning on carving a few jack-o-lanterns this week, save the flesh, bake it for around an hour at 165C, blend it and let it drain over a fine mesh sieve to remove excess water. Then try out one of the recipes below!

Some of these call for canned pumpkin purée, but the homemade stuff will be far tastier.

Pumpkin Protein Shake
The perfect autumn breakfast, with hints of vanilla, honey and banana. Leave out the protein powder and add some vanilla essence or vanilla bean paste if you prefer.

 

Turkey and Pumpkin Chilli
Adding pumpkin, sweet potato or butternut squash to chilli makes it insanely filling – meaning you won't even need rice.

 

Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk and Ginger
Got a winter cold? Try some of this warming Asian-inspired soup, packed with antioxidants.

 

Pumpkin Chai Scones
These scones get their spicy flavour from cinnamon, cardamom and ground ginger – they'll be perfect eaten warm with butter and some hot chocolate or coffee.

 

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Energy Balls
Breakfast on the go? Grab a few of these and a banana or handful of almonds and you'll be all set. If you don't have have brown rice syrup, sub in honey or agave nectar.

 

Carrot and Pumpkin Bread with Cider Glaze
Carrot cake's moistness and rich flavour is only improve by the addition of pumpkin. Yum.

 

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Don't bin the seeds, roast them with some salt and pepper for a tasty snack. You can also do this with butternut squash seeds. Win.

 

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Your hair colour doesn't just have to be blonde, brown or black these days.

From your fave Starbucks drink to puddles of gasoline, colourists are taking their inspiration from anything and everything – with VERY exciting results.

Here are a few we're gagging to try…

1. Pumpkin Spice hair
Have hair as basic as your beverage with this new autumn colour trend, which sees hair dyed a rich shade of red with copper undertones. Looking to get on board? Ask your colourist for a "soft copper hue."

 

2. Oil slick hair
This one is perfect for brunettes, as it involves no bleaching. Shades of dark purple and green are layered onto brown or black hair, giving an iridescent look that looks strangely like a puddle of gasoline. The colours last longer than lighter shades like red and pink too, so there's far less upkeep involved.

 

A photo posted by Kasey O'Hara™ (@hairbykaseyoh) on

 

3. Colour-block dip dye
Could this look be any more Gwen Stefani? The rocker first stepped out with purple and black hued hair shortly after announcing her divorce from Gavin Rossdale, and she updated the ends to a brighter blue this week. Yes, you need some serous hair confidence to pull it off, but we love the results.

 

4. Sand art hair
This high-intensity colour burst is named after those childhood sand art projects we were all forced to do in primary school. Hair is separated into sections, with a layer of green, pink, blue or purple applied to each piece. Neon nostalgia… we love it.

 

A photo posted by Kelly 0 (@hairbymisskellyo) on

 

5. Opal hair
Go for a softer take on the 'rainbow hair' trend with this opalescent look. First, hair is lightened to a pearl pink colour (not too far off grey), and then layers of colour are added for a washed-out, lightly coloured look.

 

6. Pixel hair
This one has been knocking around since early 2015, but we're still trying to wrap our heads around the mind-blowing effect. The 'splashlights' effect is achieved by colouring square blocks of hair and then blending each section together.

 

A photo posted by Philip Ring (@phildoeshair) on

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The pumpkin-spice trend is on fire right now! 

Between pumpkin-spice scones, lattes and even soda drinks, the sweet treat has been taken to a whole new level. 

Vanilla ice cream, Oreos, pumpkin spice mix and salted caramel sauce combine in a decadent milkshake that you'll want to be sipping all through autumn. 

And if you love eating Oreos with milk (we know you do), then you'll love the creamy texture of this easy-to-make shake. 

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 tablespoon ground allspice
  • 4 Oreos (plus the rest of the pack for dunking)
  • 3 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 glass of milk
  • Salted caramel, for drizzling

1. Mix the cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger and ground allspice together – this is your pumpkin spice mix. 

2. Blend the spice mix, Oreos, vanilla ice cream and milk. 

3. Pour mixture into a glass and drizzle with caramel sauce. 

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Jones was the fizzy drink of choice for every teenager back in the 2000's. 

The red and blue-coloured drink was (and still is) popular for many, but now the soda brand has welcomed a pumpkin pie flavour to it's crew. 

With over a month to go until Halloween, it seems the world is becoming obsessed with pumpkin-flavour everything, from spiced lattes to scones and even pumpkin-spiced cupcakes. 

The autumn flavour is only available for a limited time, adding to the line of both strange and classic flavours that has built a cult following over the years. 

But pumpkin-pie isn't the only limited-edition flavour that is going to spice up your life as Jones have also introduced Blood Orange and Lemon Drop Dead; all in time for the festivities next month.

The autumn launches are each covered with haunting cartoon zombie and mummy faces, adding to their thrill of the scary day. 

The limited-edition drink will be available online and in selected stores. You can find your nearest store here

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