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Cashmere Does A Body Good

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Who doesn’t love cashmere? The soft, cozy decadence of finely woven fabric… there’s nothing more comfortable, or sexy to the bod then cashmere.

Well, Bath & Body Works newest line of body products, True Blue Spa, asks this question: “Ever wonder what liquid cashmere feels like?”

Introducing Shea Cashmere: the perfect combination of softness and luxury (and unlike the real thing, it’s actually quite affordable!).

Rich shea butter and creamy vanilla are whipped to perfection to create a rich and sensual bathing experience (hey, that should be the advertisement…). The creams are thick and moisturizing and the smell is pure vanilla bliss with a dose of something almondy (great Fall scent, P.S.). End result -products have a silky feel leaving body soft and delicious. Cashmere soft? I don’t know if I’d go that far, but I do give props to the marketing campaign!

The line consists of bubble bath, body cream, body lotion, shower cream, hand cream and foot cream. Choose your cream of choice and rock the “liquid cashmere!” I heart the foot cream – it’s incredibly moisturizing and smooth – and there’s nothing I hate more then going to bed with dry, cracked hands and feet!

PRICE TAG: $14.50 -$18.00

BTW – Has anyone been on the Bath & Body Works site recently – they’re like the new Sephora – SO MANY BRANDS to choose from (including some of my faves: C.O. Bigelow, Molton Brown, and Vincent Longo!) Click HERE to have a look…

Bath Time is Fun Time

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From Fellow Beauty Whore, Di Gaeta:
(recommendations for a divinely blissfull bathing experience…)

“If I learned anything this Valentine’s Day, it’s that beauty is all about the bath. Besides being a great place to distress, which we all know is the best way to avoid those dreaded wrinkles, it’s a great place to exfoliate. I’m all about exfoliation, as you devout beauty bloggers know, and I’ve found the greatest one of all time. Everything I’m about to share with you, by the way, is courtesy of the geniuses behind the Standard Hotel in downtown, LA, one of my favorite places to stay.
So, I begin my bath with a good old-fashioned classic: Yes, ladies, this childhood best is still just as good as you remember… with a sexy, hot pink bottle and a scent of cherries, clean laundry, and bubble gum.
Once you’ve soaked till your pruney, pull out a jar of C.O.Bigelow’s Lemon Sugar Body Scrub. This little jar of heaven leaves you brightened and moisturized. Once you’ve gotten out and lightly towel dried, follow it all with C.O. Bigelow’s Lemon Body Cream. This Stuff is so thick and perfect for winter and I’m not exaggerating when I tell you it smells exactly like a lemon sugar pie. Yummy!

Till next week, you little pretties……

Xoxo Di”

Di in the bath

Coconut + Vanilla = Divine Bliss

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Bath and Body Works can be credited for making bath time a little more splendid. From their self named body care line, to the all-natural C.O. Bigelow products, Bath and Body Works has earned a place on each of our product shelves.
Their latest creation, Ile de Tahiti, is the newly launched end-all to dry skin.
As the company states,
Tamanu nut is known throughout the islands to soothe and heal the skin; it falls naturally from the sacred ™Tree of 1000 Virtues™
Monoi de Tahiti is also known to the people of Tahiti as ™Sacred Oil™; this native island recipe of coconut oil and Tiare flower has long been used to hydrate the skin and hair
Tiare Flower is like an open window on a warm Tahitian night: Precious Tiare Gardenia is entwined with crushed Bamboo wrapped by exotic Ylang-Ylang, tropical Frangipani and opulent Tuberose, then warmed.

With such exotic ingredients, it’s no wonder that the Ile de Tahiti collection smells and feels like a day in the tropics… a blend of coconut and vanilla linger long after bath time.
My favorite product is the Hohonu Tamanoi Balm (right). Although I can’t pronounce the name, the creamy ointment not only smelled delicious, it also hydrated one-hundred times better then any lotion. Try using it after shaving, it’s like a natural soother for sensitive, chapped skin.
I also recommend, the Hua’I Coconut Scrub (left). It contains coconut pulp and vanilla beans to exfolliate and Tamanoi nut oil to moisturize. Trust me when I say, it smells good enough to eat (but don’t…)!!!

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