The brand's Face Treatment ($32), used in step one, is a very mild soap in bar form. It has just the perfect amount of sudsing action with a faint, fresh nonsynthetic aroma. Skin feels clean and refreshed after use, with no painful stinging sensations or can't-move-my-face tightness. See more when you keep reading.
If only we all had a golden egg-laying goose during the holiday season to keep us from racking up all that credit card debt. While an actual argent avian may not exist, there are still plenty of goosey gifts worth their weight in gold. If we're running with the egg theme, these sweet Kate Aspen Nest Egg Pink Soaps ($30) are a fancy little gift. And for something slightly more practical, there's always the Ped Egg Pro Foot File ($10). If you'd rather go with the goose, this Nostalgia Organics Goose Bumps Clove Apricot Scrub Soap ($8) has perfect packaging, and this Neil George Perfect Hold Hairspray ($22) is packed with hydrating gooseberries. Fans of abstraction need not despair either, since this goose-patterned BCBG Feather Headband ($23) fulfills all the day's requirements classily and subtly.
When a reporter confronted Mr. Dewester, a public defender, about profiting off gross racism, his response was as follows: "Racism? Our country was built on racism. If it didn't sell, we wouldn't sell it." He added that many of his customers found the soaps amusing, and that anyone who was offended was too politically correct. "How about gay people in our country?" he mused. "Would they be offended by 'Gay Johnny' and 'The Fairy' soap?" Well, since you asked, yes.
What would you do if you encountered a product with packaging like this?
Traditionally, the 12 Days of Christmas begin on Dec. 25, and last until Jan. 5. That's a lot of celebrating, no? But since Christmas is just 12 days away, let's partake in a bit of preholiday revelry Bella-style. Using the classic tune "The 12 Days of Christmas" as inspiration for our anticipation, let's kick off this series off with the first day: a partridge in a pear tree:
Top off that fancy updo with Marc by Marc Jacobs Save the Birds Hairclips ($25) or the seasonally-appropriate Isn't It Pheasant Headband ($17). Get fruity (smelling) with Philosophy's Philosophy I'm Dreaming of White Pear Gel ($16) or Pre de Provence Apple Pear Soap ($7). And for a bit of glisten with a sweet finish, Love and Toast Prickly Pear Lip Balm ($17) or Kiehl's Lip Gloss in Pear Tree ($15).
Sometimes I come across a beauty product and think, "I can see where they were going with that, but . . . no, definitely no." Whether it's because the science behind the product isn't really there or because the ingredients are just a little too gross to make them feasible, the following five products could all use a little bit of thoughtful redesign.
Ah, holiday treats. What could be more beguiling than the sweet seasonal flavors of gingerbread, peppermint, and snickerdoodle? And what could be more deceptive than disturbingly realistic holiday-themed soaps? Can you tell which of these are holiday delicacies covered in icing, and which ones are nice-smelling but probably foul-tasting soaps?
Ding! Every time a bell rings, an angel gets her lipstick, er. wings. And since 'tis the season for angelic ways, let's take a look at a few cherubic beauty goods. It turns out that shades of pink and blue, along with metallic accents of silver and gold, seem to dominate the color schemes of what beauty product manufacturers seem to think these celestial beings embody. So blast Aerosmith's "Angel," and check out these discoveries below:
- For your hair: Wash your locks (or body) with Philosophy's Snow Angel Gel ($16), give your style some hold with Nick Chavez's Angel Wings Light Hairspray ($22), and top off your coiffure with the delightfully sweet Giddy Giddy Angel Wing Felt Hair Clips ($16 for two).
- For your body: Nostalgia Organics's Angel Kiss Peppermint Joy Soap ($8) will awaken the senses — and maybe even your spiritual side.
- For your face: For a sweet touch, Boots No7's Stay Perfect Lipstick in Angel ($10) is a sweet pink accent. But every angel has its own set of problems, hence the Becca Fallen Angel eye makeup palette ($45), which includes a not-so-sinful opalescent peach highlighter, tawny peach lip and cheek crème, sheer peach gloss, and crème brush.