It's like a car wash for your dogs! Let me explain. The Hydrosurge RapidBath ($80) attaches to a faucet and then combines water, air, and your pup's fave shampoo to all stream out the same time. Not only does this simplify the typical elaborate endeavor of wetting, adding soap, and lathering them up, but there are massaging jets to pamper your pals in the process. Plus, it's totally less messy because you have one hand to hold the dog and one to hold the unit. The total set also includes an indoor/outdoor hose, shower adapter and that bonus "Paw Monster" cleaning tool for their yucky feet. Lucky dogs and lucky you!
If you are planning an outdoor trip this camping season, you know that you're in for a bit of a dirty (possibly smelly) pet while you're away from the luxuries of your groomer or bathtub. So how do you keep your shrub and mud loving pets clean, or at least keeping them smelling that way? As nice as taking a dip in a freshwater river can be, it's not always the best way to keep clean. Learn about this great alternative when you read more
Oh, honestly, I can't take the cuteness. Just look at how ridiculous these Clean & Slobber soaps are. I'm nearly incapacitated by their twee packaging, but I'll try to tell you about the product itself. Pop Ink's triple-milled soaps are packed with essential oils, and they have a lavender-and-verbena scent. But really, they could smell like Milk-Bonz and I'd still be cooing at these little '70s-style woofers. They're $18 for a set of four at Wishing Fish, and while these might cost a little more than a bar of Ivory, they'd make great "just because" gifts for the dogaholic in your life. Now Fido can have her Kiehl's bath goods and you'll have yours, too.
Welcome to the second installment of Beauty Bloopers. A beauty blooper can be anything from a brow wax gone wrong to having lipstick on your teeth. So don't be shy—share your stories and I'll post some of them here on BellaSugar (anonymously, of course).
Since it's The Honeymoon's Over week here in Sugar-land, I thought it would be appropriate to share a "couple" incident. I'll let our anonymous newlywed take it away...
I love taking baths to relax and unwind, and I like trying unusual and colorful kinds of bubble baths. My husband, however, is more into showering, so usually he lets me bathe alone. One day he thought it would be romantic to take a bath together, so I directed him toward my bath supplies and let him run the tub. But we couldn't have known the disaster that would ensue...
To find out what happened, read more
I've just discovered a new line of cosmetics called American Beauty. I know that it has been in magazines, but I guess that I just glanced over the ads. I'm not sure why I did, since Ashley Judd is the spokesperson and looks outrageously gorgeous in each and every one of the campaign shots. The line launched in 2004 as a collection of products targeted at the spirited, classic, busy and luxury-seeking American woman.
As I surfed the website, I've come to realize that it is actually even more than just cosmetics. The brand also includes skincare, fragrances and bath and body items at affordable prices. There are over 35 different items and over 150 shades to choose from, all of which you can order online. Also, everything is packaged in light blue which mimics the color of the sky on a sunny, bright day. America the beautiful, indeed! Has anyone tried this line?
New from Victoria's Secret is the Beauty Rush Body Care Collection. The scented bath and body line was inspired from the enormously popular Beauty Rush Lip Gloss that made mouths water all over the world. Not only is the gloss juicy and ridiculously shiny (I mean that in the best possible way, of course) but the catalog photos definitely helped to put the rush in Beauty Rush!
The new collection consists of six fruity scents and flavors: Appletini, Grapefruit Blast, Strawberry Fizz, Passion Fruit Pop, Grapesicle and Slice of Heaven. Each flavor has its own Body Mist, Body Drink Lotion, Body Zing Moisturizer Gel and Body Glimmer Wash. Currently, you can purchase any two products within a flavor line for $18. Get ready to spritz, slather, smooth and lather up for a sexy and delicious summer!
Back in May, when I wrote about Me! Bath products, everyone seemed to agree that its ice cream fizzies were a deliciously cute way to jazz up your soak time. Well, now the LA-based company has three new scents, all of which are inspired by Asian delicacies and flowers. To see these new varieties of "ice cream," just read more
I think — or at least, I hope — that the organic-beauty trend will soon be as big as organic food, and brands like Nature Girl are expertly leading the way. I could have easily fallen in love with this line based on the packaging alone; I love the simple bottles and the colorful, bubbly script. But when I started reading more about these bath oils, shampoos, facial cleansers, and moisturizers, I was really smitten.
Sold at Anthropologie and online, Nature Girl uses all-natural and organic ingredients grown on family-run farms. Not surprisingly, the products are also free of synthetic fragrances and dyes, and Nature Girl shuns animal testing. The brand also donates a portion of its profits to women's and environmental causes. These products are a little pricey, but I'm willing to pay more to support the organic cause. To see the products I'm most excited to try, read more
Even when it's iced, tea is hot right now. The trendy drink is available in an astounding number of varieties — from green to chai to yerba mate — and every day, it seems, I read about another health benefit of drinking tea.
It's no wonder, then, that tea has filtered into cosmetics. On Friday, I told you about three cosmetics with chai-inspired names, and today, I'm serving up a trio of treats that actually contain tea as an ingredient.
Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Face Mist ($28) is a tonic for your face that helps to tighten your pores and gives your skin a glow. It's infused with African red tea, white tea, and pomegranate, all of which contain antioxidants.
For two more tea-infused products, read more