Back to School Beauty - Light Up Your Senses and RELAX!

Does going back to school - or falling backing into a work routine - get you down?

First - stop. Take a deep breath. Let the stress out by taking a moment of silence. RELAX.

In these last minute days of rushing around before back to school, I have found myself needing more than just a few moments of peace. And I have found the most wonderful candles that I have been lighting up all around me to aid in my much needed relaxing. They are from a new company called Lumiere Candle Co..

lumiere.jpgLumiere candles are created with the highest quality materials infused with natural fragrances. Their specialty soft wax and enhanced concentration provides a superior candle that fills the room with a delicate scent. All of Lumiere candles are free of unnecessary dyes and additives - making for a cleaner home and environment.

The candles ($15)  are available in an assortment of 16 classic scents that will fill the room with the most beautiful bouquet of fragrance.

My favorite fragrance is Exotic Pomegranate - the wonderful scent blend helps to rejuvenate my mind - helping me on my journey toward LESS STRESS.

Take one to the dorm (if it isn't against fire code) or into your office, and enlighten your senses.



How great is it that one of our readers won the Essie Set from the Coutorture giveaway? Congratulations, Ana R. from California!

She won the Essie Set courtesy of BeautifulMakeupSearch and Essie. And a big "Thank You!" to Coutorture for bringing the giveaway to us.




Back to School Beauty - Take the Cake Set

So going back to school may not be as exciting as traveling, but you need the same portable essentials - especially when it comes to body care.

Cake Beauty has done the most adorable set entitled Take the Cake Set, with three great bath and body care items. Tucked away in this decadent cosmetic bag are deluxe travel sizes of the following:

cake_set.jpgIt's A Slice Bath & Shower Froth - A rejuvenating and cleansing bath and shower froth rich in oils. Supremely rich suds shower your skin in nourishing bubbles. It smells divine - like an orange-creamsicle (as do the rest of the products in the set).
It's A Slice Supremely Rich Body Mouse - This body mousse will leave your body sweet, smooth, and smelling delicious all day long.
It's A Slice Creamy Body Buffer - A brand newbie from Cake, this is a soft, creamy, all-over-body scrub infused with jojoba beads and apricot seeds.

This handy set is available now at CakeBeauty and selected Nordstrom department stores for just $30.