There are so many fragrances to choose from this season. My new favorite everyday scent right now is Marc Jacobs “Biscotti” Splash Scent (sold exclusively at Nordstrom). The fragrance was inspired by the delectable treats found in patisseries, with notes of freesia, orange flower, pistachio blossom, and vanilla that combine into a truly crisp and fresh scent. Seriously, my mouth literally waters with each spritz in the morning. But don’t get me wrong; you won’t smell like a bakery because the vanilla is barely detectable. And since this is a 10-ounce bottle, you can spray as much as you want as often as you want without offending those around you. But you need to act quickly because it’s a limited edition, and you know you can’t have mine if Nordstrom runs out. [$68, Nordstrom] Keep reading »
One of the top reader emails we get concerns what presents would be good for a guy. After all, giving gifts to your girlfriends is easy: Half the time, you can just pick out something cute you’d love for yourself, give it to your bestie, and know you did the right thing. Guys? Not so simple. Looking for suggestions? Here are the 10 best presents we’ve found for our male friends and lovahs, satisfaction guaranteed. Keep reading »
If you’re a lover of lady mags like we are, then you’ve probably noticed advertisements for Balenciaga Paris in almost every April issue. It’s kind of difficult to get the full effect with those paper fragrance testers so I got my hands on an actual bottle of this new scent. My first thought after the first spritz was: “old money.” Keep reading »
I normally stick to simple hoops or tiny stud earrings, so it’s a little odd that I’m so drawn to this elaborate snake earring. I just can’t help loving how it winds around, going through a regular hole and wrapping itself up the ear. What would you pair with it in your other ear? Or would you buy two and wear both at once? [$25, GothicPlus via The Daily What] Keep reading »
The Body Shop has long backed good causes — remember last year’s safe sex lip balm? — and this month the company launched a new campaign in an effort to raise awareness about the sex trafficking of children and young people. Through its LemonAid effort, The Body Shop will donate $15,000 to organizations working to stop sex trafficking, and we can’t think of a better cause.
The LemonAid campaign coincides with the debut of The Body Shop’s new Sweet Lemon line. Made with lemon seed oil from fruit handpicked on the Italian Riviera (how glamorous!), these bath and body products should keep you and your skin refreshed with lots of anti-oxidants, vitamin C, and a fresh citrus scent.
WIN THIS! We’re giving away a set of Sweet Lemon products from The Body Shop, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us your best tip for waking up in the morning by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 1. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner on Friday, April 2. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!
UPDATE: The winner is bexbales for this comment:
I keep two spoons in the freezer. While I am waiting for my coffee to brew in the morning I press the cold spoons to my eyes. Literally no matter how sleep deprived I am, the cool sensation wakes me right up and any trace of puffiness or dark circles disappears. I always end up looking fully energized!
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All the cool girls — from Oprah to Cameron Diaz– have been spotted wearing accessories by Anna Beck Designs, and the Bali-made jewelry just got even more affordable. The new Kecil collection features sterling silver and 18k gold plated necklaces with your choice of charm: a starfish, heart, or floating O. The style’s so versatile you’ll end up wearing it on a daily basis. (And by versatile, we mean its reversible — in case you’re not into mixing metals.) [$55, Anna Beck Designs]
WIN THIS! We’re giving away an Anna Beck Designs Kecil necklace, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us your best fashion tip by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 25. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner on Friday, March 26. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!
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