Fragrance has a way of bringing me back to a different time and place and lemon is by far my time travel of choice. One whiff of this citrus scent never fails to usher me back in time to my honeymoon in Italy. While traveling in Capri, my newly minted husband and I sipped limoncello while reclining under an abundant and fragrant canopy of lemon trees. It was heaven!
I’m far from alone in my lemon love. Aromatherapists also love it because lemon is known to have properties that can elevate the mood and increase energy levels while actually decreasing stress as well as anxiety levels. The lemon fruit’s light, fresh, intoxicating, citrusy fragrance also happens to be ideal for summer’s
Air Wick Gentle Color Changing Candle ($6.99)
For decades, many a romance has started in the flattering glow of candlelight. And in recent years, scented candles have come to represent the ultimate in hostess and holiday gifts. In fact, you may have received one just yesterday. But like all good things, there has been progress. Firstly, scented candles have become regular consumer goods and the prices have become much more acceptable. And for me, the Air Wick Gentle Color Changing Candle ($6.99) has upped the ante with “new technology”—yup, even a candle can have this—because it actually changes color when lit! It’s quite magical. Okay the secret is that it’s run by an LED
Your tree is decorated, the gifts are wrapped and tied, the turkey is stuffed, and the chestnuts are roasting. With all that off your checklist, you have some time to take care of yourself . The stress of being on the go and all the last minute details can wreak havoc on your complexion. Indulge in the ultimate gift that lasts for years – pampered skin.
Great skin starts with proper cleansing. Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser ($20) soothingly works for all skin types and its rich natural oils with coconut and nourishing shea butter is perfect for this time of year. Or for
He’s so vain! Kidding! You can’t blame your guy for wanting to look, smell and feel his best. You wouldn’t have it any other way! Whether he’s a lover, friend, dad, brother or husband, if he’s special – and we know he is – then show a little love for your honey sweetie macho man. Choose from moisturizers to keep his skin baby soft or facial scrubs to give him that glow. We’ve rounded up a baker’s dozen of terrific items for every budget and lifestyle to make him feel good from head to toe. Follow our tweets for more information and daily reminders.
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