Last week, I took a trip to Sephora. Yeah, I realize that I should just start paying rent there…but this time, I had a good excuse. I accidentally fried my hair and was in desparate need of a miracle (aka a new jar of Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment). But while I was browsing around, the cutest blue and brown bottle caught my eye.
LAVANILA, famous for their vanilla scented fragrances (Vanilla Blossom, Vanilla Grapefruit, and Pure Vanilla) just added another player to the team. Vanilla Coconut is an indulgent blend of coconut, hints of monoi Tiare (a Tahitian white flower), and a warm sensual base of Madagascar vanilla bean. This new addition is, in my opinion, the best of the bunch – and its creamy, yet refreshing scent comes just in time for Spring.
And here’s the kicker… LAVANILA’s breakthrough fragrances are infused with natural fragrance oils and 100 percent active botanicals. So given that skin absorbs 60 percent of what you put on it, it’s nice to know that every spritz feeds your skin with antioxidants, amino acids, essential vitamins, and minerals.
Vanilla Coconut is available in a 1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray ($56) and 8 oz Vanilla Coconut Body Butter ($25). Available at lavanila.com, Beauty.com, and Sephora.
Peony is one of my favorite flowers (ranunculus and hydrangea are the others, if you must know) – so I suppose it’s fitting that my new beauty favorites are the peony-scented body products from Red Flower.
The Japanese Peony Cleansing Body Wash and Moisturizing Body Lotion soften and delicately fragrance skin with an essential oil blend of Bulgarian rose, lily-of-the-valley, lemon blossom, and Japanese peony.
And I love the fact that the brand’s cleansing body washes and moisturizing body lotions are created with pure flower extracts and nourishing botanicals – so the list of ingredients doesn’t leave me confused and tongue-tied.
Red Flower is available at redflower.com.
Have you seen those Axe commercials? You know…the ones where the guy mists himself with the aerosol spray, which makes him irresistible to women? Well, I think I’ve found the sophisticated, female equivalent.
Panpuri Inner Peace Body Butter isn’t your average lotion. This exotic moisturizer leaves skin sensually soft and the scent is absolutely intoxicating. Honestly, this product is so sexy that it might as well come packaged with a Barry White CD.
The body butter instantly sinks into and hydrates skin, while the floral-oriental fragrance is simultaneously heady and relaxing.
Additionally, there are no added perfumes or fragrances; only 100% pure essential oils (Ylang Ylang, Turmeric, Moist 24 of India, and Olive) are used to create Inner Peace.
Panpuri products are available on Amazon.com. You can also visit panpuri.com to find a retailer near you.
Hate to wait? Jergens understands.
Natural Glow Express Body Moisturizer is the quick way to a healthy, natural-looking summer glow. With this breakthrough moisturizer, you will begin to see color after the first use. When used daily you will get more than a full shade of natural summer color in just three days. Start on Wednesday, and you’ll have fabulous natural-looking summer color by the weekend.
Available in medium and medium/tan shades.
Click here for a free sample.
Just because your feet have been incased in Uggs this winter doesn’t mean that you should neglect them. Spring will be here sooner than you think – so it’s time you paid your tootsies some attention…and Jaqua has the perfect sweet treats for you feet.
Jaqua’s Buttercream Frosting Body Polish and Buttercream Frosting Fabulous Foot Crème are just what you need to put your best foot forward.
Step 1: Fill a warm basin of water and soak feet. Scrub each foot with a generous amount of the exfoliating Pink Buttercream Frosting Body Polish and soak them some more. This fine-grained natural sugar scrub is made with fruit extracts, kukui, macadamia, sesame and sweet almond oils to hydrate your skin, while removing the dead stuff!
Step 2: Dry off feet and apply our New Buttercream Frosting Fabulous Foot Crème to your feet. Your skin will love this luscious treat for tired feet, formulated with fruit extracts, beeswax and almond oil.
Step 3: Take 30% off when you buy the Buttercream Frosting Fabulous Foot Crème and Pink Buttercream Frosting Body Polish.
Promo Code: FEET4U
Offer expires: 2/20/08
I, Spoiled Pretty
Take you, Frilly Lilly Lemongrass Sage Hand Cream
To have and to hold
And keep, at all times, in my purse
From this day forward
Until summer do us part
I could wax poetic – all day long – about this divine hand moisturizer.
Typically, if someone complains about chapped hands, I graciously offer them the use of my hand lotion. Not anymore. With its zesty scent and adorable damask packaging, this tube is all mine. Go get your own.