We don’t about you, but come Friday, all our frazzled little mind can think of is sun, sea and relaxation. Namely, a vacation.
But if a great getaway is not on the cards, how about a little pampering in the comfort of your own home?
Distant Shores Bubble Heaven – $12.99 This sumptuous elixir leaves skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated, while long-lasting bubbles provide an indulgent soak.
Celebrity favorite, Champneys Spa Indulgence has unveiled its newest bath and body products: Distant Shores.
Distant Shores Body Scrub – $11.99 The non-abrasive, natural texture of Sea Salt gently exfoliates, leaving behind soft, polished, glowing skin.
The range is inspired by the tropical paradise of Caribbean and South Sea islands and infused with scents of citrus oils and mango and passion fruit extracts, the three new skincare treats in the collection leave skin feeling soft and pampered.
Bold, daring and seductive, red continues to dominate.
Women’s Wear Daily announced Pantone’s top colors for Spring 2013, one of which was Poppy Red. While designers are moving toward incorporating these colors into their collections, try out this season’s hottest color right now by incorporating shocks of Poppy Red into your beauty routine!
Take the trend for a test run early this fall with Boots No7 Poppy King Rain Drops, an exclusive collection of five sheer, moisture-rich lipstick crayons. The charmed collection, with perfectly matched Poppy Red options, is great for vamping up a chic daytime look, and can be layered for a bolder hue to make lips dramatic for evening outings.
You can purchase the Poppy Red at Target and now select Boots skincare products can be bought at this NYU bookstore.
Though her relationships never seem to reach long-term status, Jennifer Love Hewitt, serial dater and author of The Day I Shot Cupid, doesn’t seem to mind doling out relationship advice. She may not be able to keep ‘em around long, but you can’t say she doesn’t know how to reel ‘em in, “I carry McCormick’s Pure Vanilla [in my purse] — the baking kind — and dab it on my neck,” she tells Us Weekly. “Men are attracted to the scent! One time, I put it on and four different guys were like, ‘You smell amazing!’”
While we aren’t big on reaching into our spice rack to attract the opposite sex, her latest bit of male ensnarement techniques isn’t so off the mark: Vanilla has been touted to be an aphrodisiac, so you may pull in a hottie or two from the scent alone. But Vanilla has some other great benefits too: according to Alan Hirsch, MD, founder of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, “If you smell a delicious aroma before you take a bite of something indulgent, you’ll lose the sensory excitement earlier,” he explains, “this cues your body to feel content sooner, so you’ll eat less.” So ensnare a man AND lose some weight? Add pampering to the equation we say, screw chocolate, bring on the vanilla! Here, some amazing vanilla-scented products for your triple-threat needs.
FixMySkin balms moisturize, heal, and smell delectable.
Sure, you can get Vanilla extract at Target, but you’ll also fine Boots Extracts Vanilla Body Butter for a total body experience!
In the market to just make that scent work for your love life? Naked Princess The Vanille Blanc Body & Boudoir Spray is an inviting & seductive eau de parfum that can be used as room fragrance, body spray or to scent linens and lingerie.
Have a vanilla-style shower with Vanilla Flame by güd (the new line from the Burt’s Bees people) Natural Nourishing Shampoo and Natural Softening Conditioner.
Or if you skipped the shower today, and need a hair touch up brush on some Shampowder dry shampoo which will absorb any oils and leave you smelling vanillafied!
Light this up in the kitchen and skip that fatty snack! Caldrea fragrance diffuser.
Where else to really get the benefits oof vanilla than right on your lips? Three Custom Color Specialists’ Candy Cloud 9 Lip Gloss, a subtly sweet, vanilla scented lip gloss is bursting with the alluring qualities of vanilla extract – minus a trip to a drug store.
Get a man, eat less and reduce your cellulite? Spongeables Anti-Cellulite Shower Gel in a Sponge. It’s formulated wit the best clinically proven anti-cellulite ingredients, along with cleansing gel and moisturizers topped off with a Vanilla Orchid-Black Tea scent.
Light a vanilla-scented candle like Dixie Bits 100% Soy Candle in the sweet, warm scent of Grapefruit & Vanilla!
And another tip: Want to know what else Jennifer Love Hewitt grabs to attract the hotties? Girlactik Beauty!, an affordable luxury cosmetic line. She loves the Girlactik glosses in nudes and pinks!