Photo Credit: depositphotos.com
The other day my husband and I decided to take a long, leisurely country drive. We put the top down on the jeep, climbed into the car and took off for hours, meandering through small towns, winding lanes and waterfront streets. I don’t know what it was that day — maybe it was a perfect storm of the warm temperature outside, the clean air quality, and the plants in bloom — but whatever the reason, at times we’d get a whiff of fresh flowers and it made me yearn for a new summer fragrance. Though citrusy scents are usually my thing and are an ideal choice for summer’s steamier days, this time around I’m feeling tuned into a light, fresh floral — Something to bring me back to this perfect day
Photo Credit: depositphotos.com
For me, going big with clothing, hairstyles and desserts has always led to disastrous results so I’m not particularly a fan of super-sized anything, but there’s an exception to every rule. There is something to be said for jumbo-sized beauty products. I don’t mean the latest trendy shades that will be over and out in a New York minute or the products with a short expiration date that could go bad before you have time to use them up. Instead, I’m talking about those tried and true products that are part of your daily regimen or the super high end, extra luxurious beauty products that light up your guilty pleasure zone every time you use them.
Here, my Supersize Wish List:
Crème de la M
“Your perfume is about you, your joy, your curiosity and your experience of the world,” says Tara Swords, founder of Olfactif, the monthly subscription service that delivers under-the-radar, often-hard-to-find indie fragrance samples directly to your door. But there’s a big difference between the perfumes you find at the department store and those that you might not ever see or sniff first-hand (and there happen to be a lot of them)…
Just how do indie scents differ from their mainstream counterparts? Swords explains, “Smaller fragrance houses have less pressure to make a big profit on every product they launch, and that gives them freedom to a lot of things. They can follow whatever
Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 8th. If you’ve yet to select a proper gift, you can never go wrong with flowers, brunch or a pampering spa treatment. But if you’d like to up the ante this year and wow your mom as well as any other extra special women in your life, BITB has got your covered. Choose something personal, practical, pampering or precious.
SOMETHING PERSONAL – My Burberry Eau de Parfum ($125) is crazy beautiful because of its elegant fresh floral scent with lemon and peony notes that echo a spring blossom garden with rain-tipped flowers, but the fact that you can engrave the bottle with up to three characters is what will make her gasp with delight. Choose her initials, e
- MEET PAUL J. CARNIOL, MD – NEW JERSEY FACIAL PLASTIC SURGEON AND PRESIDENT OF THE AAFPRS
- MEET JAMES BECKMAN, MD – PLASTIC SURGEON AND FOUNDER OF THERADERM CLINICAL SKIN CARE
- MEET RAMAN KAPOOR – REGISTERED DIETICIAN AND CO-FOUNDER OF NEA MEDICAL AESTHETIC CLINIC
- MEET A.J. HANLEY, CO-OWNER OF THE HUMANE COMPANY
- MEET JILLIAN BRIDGETTE COHEN – CEO & FOUNDER OF VIRTUAL HEALTH PARTNERS