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Dr.-Bronner's-Citrus-Orange-Pure-Castille-Soap.jpgWe’d been hearing about the magic for years. Literally, years. But, until recently, we hadn’t taken the amazingness of Dr. Bronner’s Citrus Orange Liquid Soap for a test ride.

Well, color us impressed. This soap not only smells fantastic but works up into a pretty incredible lather with less than a dime-sized amount poured out of the bottle! The scent is definitely citrusy, but not at all fake or cloying—it’s fresh and clean with just a touch of zestiness.

We were definitely a little skeptical of how well this soap would lather up since it starts as a very watery liquid. But it really does turn into a delightful mass of suds in just seconds when poured onto a pouf, a washcloth or even just your hands.

Plus, this soap is formulated with organic orange, lemon and lime to stimulate and invigorate the skin. All the oils are certified organic, and the packaging is made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. Pretty cool, right?

Dr. Bronner’s Citrus Orange Liquid Soap retails for $6.39 at
Best-Moisturizers-Under-20.jpgWhen you think of moisturizer, you might not realize that there are many out there that are absolutely amazing and don’t cost a pretty penny! It’s common to think that the less expensive the moisturizer, the less good it will do. But we’re here to tell you that’s not always the case— these five moisturizers are all fantastic, and they’re all under $20!

Pond’s Dry Skin Cream
This moisturizer is hypoallergenic and perfect for super dry skin. Truth be told, we love all things Pond’s!
$4.99 at

Eucerin Original Moisturizing Lotion
One of the very best moisturizers out there, especially for dry skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
$11.99 at

Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion
The moisturizer that was formulated for dry, sensitive skin. Say goodbye to redness and irritation.
$10 at

Burt’s Bees Beeswax Moisturizing Creme
Beeswax, vitamins and botanical oils ensure that your skin is soft, smooth and exceedingly radiant.
$14.99 at

Biore Nourish Moisture Lotion
Not only is this moisturizer oil-free, but it contains SPF 15 so your skin is protected all day long.
$9.99 at
shower-gels-under-25.jpgI’m a self-professed shower gel junky, my linen closet has been known to overflow with them as I covet every scent I can get my hands on in every formula imaginable. But I will admit that while I’m a sucker for their frothy goodness, I have a select few that are near and dear to my heart!

First up is Philosophy Sugar Sprinkles Funnel Cake Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath. The smell of this shower gel is simply heaven-sent yummy, but it’s the formula that I love the most. Many of Philosophy’s bath products pack a tri-power punch, and while I don’t use them as shampoo often, it’s saved me a time or two (think post workout lifesaver).
$16 at

Next is a drugstore wonder that is actually my current go to. Caress Silkening Body Wash Tahitian Renewal won’t set you back more than $5 and smells divine. Best of all it has these exfoliating beads in it that leave my skin feeling exfoliated and fresh.

I’ve previously discussed my desire to smell like a baked good at all times — Cake Beauty Desserted Island Supremely Rich Bath & Shower Froth aims to keep me on this mission. It smells like a coconuty-vanilla concoction and is extra thick and luxurious. Between the smell and the feel of my skin I find myself intoxicated.

Many of us suffer from acne on our bodies, and yet very few companies do anything to address this problem. I’m psyched to say that Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Body Wash Pink Grapefruit  is gentle enough to use even on sensitive skin. It is great even if you’re not experiencing a breakout and the pink grapefruit scent is light and refreshing.
$5.79 at

Last, but certainly not least, is Soap & Glory Clean On Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel. This great shower gel also has a citrusy scent that almost smells sparkling, but it’s the super cleaning power that I love. It will help your skin get, and stay clean, something every girl wants in a shower gel.
Six-Best-Mascaras.jpgIt’s often said that even if you don’t wear a stitch of makeup on your face, you should wear mascara. It makes your eyes pop and wakes them up even if you’ve only had a couple hours of sleep. Below, the six mascaras we can’t live without—and they’re all $20 or less!

Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes Waterproof Mascara
This waterproof mascara won’t rub off even if you cry your way through a romcom.
$19 at

Benefit BadGAL Lash Mascara
With this mascara, your lashes were just born to be bad.
$19 at

Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
A mascara tailored specifically for your bottom lashes? What could be better? (The answer: Nothing!)
$10 at

CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara
Lush, long, out-to-there lashes can be yours with just a few swipes of this magic formula.
8.99 at

L’Oreal Double Extend Lash Boosting Serum + Mascara
On one end? A fantastic serum that coats your lashes with lush primer. On the other? A mascara that makes your lashes so long, they’ll hit your glasses (if you wear them). It’s a win win.
$10.39 at

Maybelline Volum’Express The Falsies Mascara
Want the look of false lashes without the hassle of them poking your eyes all night? This is definitely the mascara for you.
$7.49 at
keira-knightley-10262011.jpgKeira Knightley hit the red carpet recently with her eye lashes in full effect. Every single lash, top and bottom was present and accounted for and decked out in mascara. The dramatic effect was stunning and reminded me that your lower lashes can make an impact, too.

The trick is to use the right mascara. This is where Clinique’s Bottom Lash Mascara comes in handy. The super small wand makes getting those pesky lower lashes a cinch and the look is high impact and super dramatic! Get Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara for $10 from

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