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Wed 11.11
Here's Why Bathing in Chocolate Might Be Just As Good As Eating It

Here’s Why Bathing in Chocolate Might Be Just As Good As Eating It

Bathing and eating chocolate both sound pretty fabulously indulgent (and I hate the word fabulous!). As I write this, I’m munching on some brandy-infused chocolates I bought at Demel while in Vienna. You have to pop each chocolate whole into your mouth or risk some liquid dribble. Needless to say, it’s making it a bit easier to deal with my 4 p.m. slump.

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Mon 11.10
Full-Bodied Skin Care

Full-Bodied Skin Care: Splurge vs. Save

Anti-aging shouldn’t stop at the neck. In fact, hands are one of the easiest places to spot someone’s age; they’re rarely cared for as well as the face is, and the rest of the body often ends up equally overlooked. If you really want to stay soft skinned, you must pamper yourself from head to toe…

Fri 02.28
Frugal Friday

Frugal Friday: Epsoak Epsom Salt

With all the luxe salts I buy, my love of baths has recently been turning into a financial liability. Before someone decided to stage an intervention, I took matters into my own hands and tried the DIY route. It doesn’t require a chemistry degree or anything too complicated – just your sense of smell!

Mon 01.06
Farmhouse Fresh Sweet Cream Body Milk Lotion

Farmhouse Fresh Sweet Cream Body Milk Lotion: WARNING – Do Not Eat

Packaging isn’t everything in the beauty world, but when a sumptuous product finds its way into equally delectable packaging, the must-have effect goes through the roof. That’s how I feel about everything from Texas-based Farmhouse Fresh beauty, especially their Sweet Cream body milk lotion.

Wed 10.16
Frugal Snob

Frugal Snob: Kneipp Bath Benefit Kit

I’ve grown up using Kneipp. It’s widely available in Germany where my family is from so when I started seeing it here a few years ago it brought back all kinds of memories. They make great pampering products, and they’re guilt-free because they’re fairly inexpensive – spas are great, but really at times all we need is a nice long shower or bath to feel rejuvenated!

Mon 07.22
Jabonería Marianella Soaps

Jabonería Marianella Soaps: All in the Family

From the rejuvenating face and body bars to the moisturizing antioxidant milk bars, every last one of Jabonería Marianella’s natural soaps smells wonderfully fragrant and feels just as divine. As a mom, I love that it’s a mother-son operation!

Thu 07.04

Frugal Snob: Salma Hayek’s Nuance

I’m a huge fan of Salma Hayek because of her entrepreneurial ventures. She’s the woman behind Cooler Cleanse and in 2011 she launched a range of beauty, hair, and skin products called Nuance, sold exclusively at CVS. I was sent a few skin product to try out and was impressed at how light and clean the scents were.

Wed 05.15

Kai Body Buffer: One for the Record Books

My showers clock in at record time. I can shampoo and condition my hair, wash my body, and clean my face in two minutes flat, but I’m always looking for ways to beat my own time. Just as Olympic runners cut down on their records with the help of the best gear, so I will … Continue reading Kai Body Buffer: One for the Record Books

Fri 05.10

Herbacin Lemongrass + Ginger Shower Gel: Power Plants

Being sick for a week really chipped away at my senses and spirit, but one shower with this stimulating Herbacin gel and I feel like I’ve come back to life. The invigorating scent helped clear up my sinus congestion, while the aromatherapy alleviated tension. Creator Herbacin has been around since 1905 growing their own ingredients, … Continue reading Herbacin Lemongrass + Ginger Shower Gel: Power Plants