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Archipelago-Botanicals-Candle.jpgCall it an obsession, call it a fascination. Whatever you call it, we love candles. Truth be told, we have dozens upon dozens of candles in our house. But none are quite like the Archipelago Botanicals Ribbons of Love Soy Candle.

A blend of grapefruit, clementine and pomelo notes are invigorating, captivating and totally tantalizing. The scent fills our living room without becoming overpowering, which is tough to find in a candle. We also love the pretty pink wax held within the sleek white jar. The candle contains almost 70 percent natural soy wax, and it burns for about 90 hours! Yes, you read that right — 90! Can you believe that?

And as if that weren’t enough, the candle was conceived and created by the women of Archipelago to raise awareness and funds for research and treatment of breast cancer.

There’s just so much to love about this candle, wouldn’t you agree?

The Archipelago Botanicals Ribbons of Love Soy Candle retails for $30 at
So, it’s been pretty obvious that we’ve been obsessed with nails lately, as seen here and here. Last spring, we were all over pinks, purples, corals and greens. Fall brought on greys of all varieties, followed by glitzy golds, glitters and silvers during the holidays. Now, in the onset of spring, neutral, natural nails have been spotted on tons of our beauty icons and celebrities (like the close ups we have above pulled from this year’s Oscars.) 

Though bright posie pinks and minty greens scream spring, we’re loving the more understated, whispering sheer and pale peaches and pinks. The lack of color gives your hands a seamless, clean look. Plus, they are less fussy, because chips are less visible!

Give one of these six must-have-for-spring colors a try, and breathe a breath of fresh, neutral air!

1. China Glaze Sunset Sail; $6.50,
2. Essie Shop til I Drop; $8,
3. Essie A Lot of Shekels; $7.79,
4. OPI Dulce de Leche; $5.25,
5. Rimmel London Bare Naked; $4,
6. Revlon Peach Smoothie; $4.79,

What can we say — St. Patrick’s Day brings out the lucky leprechaun inside of us! We’ve decided to bring you a host of green products guaranteed to bring a little fun into your beauty routine. Last up — skincare!

Green-Beauty-Products-Skincare-Image-1.jpgMario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Lotion
We love every cleansing lotion (AKA toner) MB puts out — this one, which contains witch hazel, deep cleans even the most stubborn of pores.
$15-$45 at

SUPER by Dr. Nicholas Perricone Detox Elixir
Want a refreshing mist of goodness throughout the day? This spritz — formulated with nourishing watercress — minimizes pores and keeps skin looking super glowy.
$30 at

Kiehl’s Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner
Cucumbers may just be the most refreshing ingredient on the planet. Kiehl’s has certainly used that to their advantage with this toner that’s good for every type of skin imaginable.
$11-$27 at

La Prairie Cellular Energizing Body Spray
Part fragrance, part skincare, this luxurious spray smells amazing and leaves behind a radiant glow.
$115 at

The Body Shop Tea Tree Cleansing Wipes
We’re a sucker for a good cleansing wipe — and, since these not only make our skin tingly clean but contain fresh-smelling tea tree oil, they’re a winner in our book.
$12 at

Green-Beauty-Products-Skincare-Image-2.jpgClark’s Botanicals Ultra Rich Lip Balm
Ultra rich is right. We feel as though our lips have been bathed in silk every time we slick this sweet-tasting balm across our pout!
$19 at

Freeman Avocado & Oatmeal Facial Clay Mask
We’ve been told practically since birth that avocados and oatmeal form the best mask ever for the skin. Well, Freeman sure did us a favor by combining the two ingredients into this super-luxe mask!
$3.99 at

David Yurman Fresh Essence Eau de Toilette
This fruity floral — notes of apple, cassis and juicy red fruits combine with rose, peony, water lily and crisp greens — brings a welcome note of spring.
$85 at

St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Cleanser
You’d be surprised at how far one pump can go! Expect to lather up with the best of them.
$6.59 at

Kiss My Face Grassy Mint Peace Soap
Olive and coconut oils moisturize, grassy spearmint energizes, castile cleanses gently … and this soap, quite literally, cleans EVERYTHING.
$15.99 at

Tata Harper Restorative Eye Cream
Diminish fine lines and wrinkles, get rid of dark shadows and make skin appear brighter and younger? Um, sign us up.
$90 at

Ever felt silk between your fingers? Well, we hadn’t either, until we washed our locks with Dove’s Advanced Care Intense Damage Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner. We were originally hesitant to try it, because, no matter how dry our hair feels sometimes, we wouldn’t necessarily consider it damaged enough to need “intensive repair.” But it smelled nice - clean - and we’ve always had good experiences with Dove products, so we gave it a whirl. 

After one wash, and about 2 minutes of conditioning, our hair felt light, clean, but nourished. The comb effortlessly made its way through our wet tresses. We purposely did not put any hair serum in our hair, or blow dry it, because we wanted to see how our hair felt air dried and sans serum. 

Well, we couldn’t believe our fingers when our hair dried a little later. In the past, our hair only felt this soft after the salon. If we can get silky, shiny, light, airy hair with just a drugstore shampoo and conditioner, why spend over $20 a bottle on our favorite salon brands? Not sure, but what we know is, we have a new favorite go-to shampoo and conditioner! $4.75,

What can we say — St. Patrick’s Day brings out the lucky leprechaun inside of us! We’ve decided to bring you a host of green products guaranteed to bring a little fun into your beauty routine. Now up — hair and body products!

Hair-Body-Green-Image-1.jpgHerbal Essences Drama Clean Refreshing Shampoo
We’ve continued to be impressed with the amazing scents that come forth from every Herbal Essences product. This one — formulated with berry tea and orange flower — is no different.
$3.99 at

Organix Hydrating Teatree Mint Shampoo
If you want your tresses to shine, this is the shampoo for you. It hydrates, it nourishes, it conditions … after two shampoos, we didn’t even need conditioner!
$6.99 at

Demeter Fragrance Library Clover Pick-Me-Up Cologne Spray
We’ll say this for Demeter — they have a knack for making every fragrance smell exactly like its namesake. And this holiday-appropriate scent is no different! We prefer it as a room spray, but if you want to smell like the four-petaled plant, you sure will!
$20 at

help I’ve cut myself Bandages
Seriously, have you ever seen more adorable bandage packaging? This little box contains 2 sizes of bandages — 16 total — and is so discreet, it even fits in your tiny clutch.
$4 at

Bodycology Coconut Lime Shower Gel & Foaming Bath
If you want a shower gel that lathers and foams in no time, this is the one for you. It’s a bonus that it smells so delectable.
$5.29 at

Hair-Body-Green-Image-2.jpgDavines Momo Conditioner
Moisturizing. Revitalizing. Just a couple of the words you’ll come across with this rich conditioner, guaranteed to bring life back to even the most lifeless of locks.
$25 at

Kerastase Masque Age Recharge
We have yet to meet a Kerastase product we didn’t love. And this mask — which transforms fine, brittle hair into lustrous, Rumpelstiltskin-worthy tresses — has most certainly joined the ranks.
$60 at

H20+ Sea Marine Revitalizing Shampoo
Marine collagen, natural aloe leaf and wheat protein volumize and promote shine. It’s the best of both worlds!
$4-$20 at

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Yokan Craft Texturizing Melt
We beg you not to be scared of the green jelly lying within this little green tub. Once applied to the hair, it creates the most amazing piecey texture!
$33 at

New York Streets Condition Mist Leave-In
We’re suckers for cute packaging, and this leave-in conditioner — complete with an interesting NYC-esque photo at the front — most certainly doesn’t disappoint. It’s a bonus that our hair is super-soft after each use.
$18 at

Green-Beauty-Products-Hair-Body-Image-3.jpgWeleda Skin Food
If you want your hands to be super soft and silky, this hand cream is the way to go. It’s a bit greasy upon application, but once it skins into skin, voila! Say goodbye to dryness and chapping.
$18 at

Cures by Avance Algae Loofah Bar
We love this product for its interesting look alone! The nubby texture exfoliates and cleanses amazingly well to boot.
$11.50 at

Crabtree & Evelyn Aloe Vera Conditioning Hand Wash
Soothing aloe vera extract, harvested from the plant’s innermost leaves, ensures your hands will be softer than ever before — so go ahead and wash up!
$18 at

Lush Avobath Bath Bomb
We just never get sick of bath bombs — and this one, created with moisturizing avocados, sure makes us unbelievably happy.
$6.25 at

Dove Go Fresh Cool Moisture Beauty Bar
Truth be told, Dove soap was the first beauty product we remember using. And throughout the years, it’s remained one of our go-to standbys — least of all for the refreshingly cool scent of cucumber permeating through the bar.
$4.29 for 2 bars at

Tweezerman Slant Tweezer in Green Apple
If you don’t own a pair of Tweezerman tweezers, you simply aren’t living. We have more pairs than we can count — but this bright green pair has definitely moved to the front of the pack. (Bonus: they grab every. single. hair.)
$20 at

Clarins Gentle Beauty Soap
Not only is this soap certified organic, but it’s gentle enough for use on the face and body. Can you say that for most of the cleansers in your beauty cabinet?
$15 at

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