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Bath & Body Wallflowers -cha chingg.

So I've always been a fan of the Febreeze plug-in air fresheners, but recently, I became flexible with my brand choice and switched to these. A friend mentioned the Wallflowers to me last fall. I'm glad I decided to cash in on her suggestion, because these are fantastic.

I went with the Aromatherapy Wallflowers in Eucalyptus Spearmint. This is the Stress Relief Aromatherapy fragrance at Bath & Body Works. The eucalyptus clears the mind while the spearmint uplifts and improves focus. I love how the combination of the two smells - it gives off a relaxing, yet refreshingly crisp scent.

The Eucalyptus Spearmint Aromatherapy line includes other products such as body lotion, body wash, sugar scrub, hand soap, hand cream, massage oil, body mist, bath salt, sudsing scrub, shampoo, conditioner, and my personal favorite, pillow spray for all your home linens! This scent holds the #1 on my list, but the Lavender Vanilla Aromatherapy is intoxicating as well. If you're looking for an effective plug-in air freshener that lasts, try out the Wallflowers. A++



Now THIS is a product I want to try!

So I've been reading reviews on this product, and it seems like tons of people love it. I'm definitely hit up Sephora soon and pick one up to see for myself. I'll be sure to follow up on the blog soon with my product review! If you've tried this mascara or the plumper, please share your experience.



FYI: Gladiator Sandals

Gladiator sandals are a fun trend, but not all girls can wear the same pair of sandals. We all have different body shapes, and we have to be smart about the items we choose. The bulky nature of this popular shoe style adds flare to any outfit. This flare, however, comes with a set of rules. If you are short and wish to look taller, do NOT wear black gladiator shoes with thick straps.

A dark strap around the ankle cuts off the leg and makes it look shorter than it actually is. In this situation, we can go by the pageant shoe philosophy: to elongate the leg, choose a shoe that is neutral in color and has thinner straps! It gives the illusion that the leg keeps going into the foot and makes you look not only taller, but slimmer as well.


shower gloves actually work!

I made a random trip to The Body Shop the other day and inherited a pair of free shower gloves...

I've seen these before and thought the idea was a complete joke - I mean, who wants to wear gloves in the shower? Although the actual act of putting on gloves while showering is a little out of the ordinary, the benefits definitely trump the awkwardness of using this bath accessory.

I use an exfoliating scrub with the gloves, and my skin is noticeably smoother after my shower. Here's a link to the gloves I've been using: http://bit.ly/showergloves

One of my new favorite things...