Whether you like bar soap, a fragrant gel, or something rich and creamy, you can never really have too many body washes in your bathroom beauty stash. From the relaxing to the stimulating, here are 10 of the best, all for under $10.
But if you're looking for something with less of a playful design, go with the brand's Honey Pumpkin Stout offering or try Samhain, a mix of fir needle, damp woods, black patchouli, and pumpkin pie spices. You can also go bobbing for apples (well, almost) with Streuobstwiese, a bright green soap featuring the forbidden fruit, apricot, and grassy scents.
The line includes the following scents:
Indulge Me — Contains hints of vanilla and caramel, and is guaranteed to "bring out the kitten in every cougar." Young ones do like their sweets.
Soothe and Relax Me — Formulated with soothing seashore scents, accompanied by the tagline: "With one squeeze all her clothes fell off — a real Loose Women!" Ahem, a real loose woman, indeed.
Zest and Refresh Me — An invigorating scent with notes of grapefruit. Instructions: "Apply regularly and wait for a large diamond to appear." I think I'll stick with Match.com, thank you very much.
Walk With Me — No tagline here, just some nice refreshing peppermint-scented foot cream and scrub to revitalize those toes. Am I the only one thinking about Twin Peaks?
Stacey Parks, spa director at Spa Claremont in Berkeley, CA, explains, "Chocolate induces a euphoric feeling on an emotional level, so it just makes you feel really good, and it nurtures your well-being as well as your body." That's not it, though. "Chocolate is antioxidant, and the darker the chocolate the better, because it does help to boost the body's natural collagen production," she adds. If you just happen to be in the Bay Area, treat yourself to a chocolate manicure or pedicure at the Claremont. Or, for something you can do at home, this quick and easy DIY cocoa soak is perfection.
Be sure to check out more Valentine's tips from Stacey:
Getting the guy in your life into the spa
Two scents (and one massage technique) your guy will love
It's the time you've been waiting for all year long. Not only is it Movember but it's also... wait for it... National Pomegranate Month. While you contain your excitement, let me explain exactly why pomegranates are so great. A superfruit, pomegranates are high in antioxidants and are known for their restorative qualities. In fact, all products featured in the Pomega5 line are made by using extractions from pomegranate seed oil. To add a little pomp and circumstance to your life, try the refined, fruity-floral scent of Marc Jacobs Pomegranate Splash ($68). And for a hint of red on your lips accompanied by a shimmery-sweet finish, Labello Fruity Shine Pomegranate ($6) is a perfect little treat. Just wave your mouse over the images above for more information on the products, and if you're really feeling inspired, check out ShopStyle for even more pomegranate beauty options.
The following post was written by Olympic athlete and mom Kerri Walsh, two-time gold medalist in pairs beach volleyball.I've been an athlete my whole life. I've been so lucky and blessed to have enjoyed a healthy and strong body for most of my days. Aside from a few shoulder surgeries, some busted ankles, a bad back here and there, and two pregnancies, I've managed to maintain a high fitness level and a healthy weight throughout my athletic career. I am truly grateful for this!
Now that I'm 32 and still fighting my way back into fighting shape (and into my favorite jeans!), I no longer take my health and fitness level for granted — to put it simply, I can't! The comeback trail, thus far, has been riddled with good times and positive strides, but also with newfound aches and pains and knick-knacky injuries. I'm still carrying some extra weight, which is humbling and has taken some of the figurative and literal pep out of my step.
To see how Kerri's taking care of herself, keep on reading.