Beauty

My cousin kids that I have OCD because I shower twice a day. In reality I just really like to feel squeaky clean all the time. There’s nothing wrong with that, right?

Recently my bathing ritual has become that much more relaxing and fabulous with the addition of a new soap. Aveeno Hydrating Fig & Shea Butter Body Wash is beyond delicious. I’m very sensitive to scents so I have to be careful not to pick-up anything that is really floral in essence or I’ll spend precious shower time sneezing my brains out. This fig infused concoction is simply perfect. Not to sweet, not too spicy — it’s truly just right and leaves my skin feeling super soft. Get thee to your local drug store immediately and pick up a bottle. Fig is so in.

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philosophy holiday cookbookAttention foodie beauty mavens: philosophy has cooked up something totally scrumptious just in time for the holidays. The philosophy holiday cookbook includes six, 2 oz. bottles of recipe-inspired 3-in-1 shampoo, shower gel and bubble baths. Indulge, calorie-free, on seasonal favorites, red velvet cake, cinnamon buns, spicy pear cobbler, pumpkin spice muffin, gingerbread and double rich hot cocoa. Gentle enough for every day use and decadent enough you’ll feel spoiled for doing so, the philosophy holiday cookbook allows you to treat yourself, without ever having to turn on the stove.

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Peppermint Williams-Sonoma Essential Oils CollectionI have intense allergies to heavily perfumed scents so this limits my candle, soap, and make-up purchases to the more mild and/or hypoallergenic in nature. Fittingly enough the product aromas that never bother my eyes and nose are those more commonly found in the kitchen realm. This means I buy candles that smell like sugar cookies, vanilla, and pumpkin and shy away from anything floral or pine. One of my favorite scents though is peppermint.

During the holidays Williams-Sonoma releases a set of hand soap, dish soap, and lotion that blends cool, refreshing peppermint oil with basil and eucalyptus. Trust me when I say that these soaps and lotions will make your whole house smell like Santa’s workshop. Plus you can feel great about using these minty Earth-friendly products as they contain no parabens, ammonia, or chlorine, and they’re never tested on animals.

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Blissful Bath Fizzy Bath CupcakesMerry Citrus! Bath time is da bomb with fizzy, skin-softening cupcakes from Blissful Bath. Richly scented with a festive holiday blend of ripe raspberries, sweet plum, scrumptious vanilla, and refreshing citrus, this adorable, Christmas-themed cupcake would make an excellent stocking stuffer or girlfriend gift. In the mood to indulge? Fizzy bath cupcakes won’t make you fat, and with offerings like Pink Champagne, Blushing Bride, Glitter Girl, Jamaiican Me Crazy, and Kisses From Kauai, you might find you need a couple … cause really, cupcakes without the guilt? Ah-mazing!

[Product submitted by Carrie].

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LoveLeeSoaps: Oreo CookiesOMG these cookies are calorie free! The catch? You can’t eat them. Well you can, but a bout of intestinal distress and a mouth full of film later, you’ll regret it. These cookies aren’t for munching—they’re for washing. Made with moisturizing shea butter and a crème soap filling, these handmade, chocolate-scented Oreo cookie soaps (sold in sets of three) are as functional as they are cute. Not a cookie monster? More a flan man like Yummery’s Puerto Rican Poppi, CK? There’s a soap for you too. Indulge away, but remember LoveLeeSoaps are for lathering; though you’ll likely be tempted, do not put them between your teeth.

[Product submitted by Jen].

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Bare Escentuals Sweet Obsessions Eyeshadow SetThis collection of nine dessert themed eyeshadows will give you decadently flirty eyes so start practicing your “come hither” stares now ladies. What gentleman can resist the allure of Strawberry Mousse, Spiced Biscotti, or Berry Flambé? These pretty color combos may be calorie-free but they’re still bursting with the potential to cause some very guilty pleasures to take place. For once in your life it will be OK to have the Meringue and the Truffle too. I think a glass of champagne is in order now, don’t you?

[Product submitted by Susie].

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I Love Candy Corn Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath While candy corn is available all year round it really only seems appropriate to indulge in a handful at this time of year. Instead of adding extra calories to your diet though you can simply lather up to experience the familiar sweet scent of this beloved candy. The I Love Candy Corn Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath is the perfect way to warm up after walking home from work on these chilly Fall nights. Whether you gift this treat to your best girlfriends or keep it all for yourself I’m sure you’ll find plenty of reasons to use every last drop.

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