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Don’t be caught off guard during mistletoe season. You may think that just by using a good lip balm (personally Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 is my fave) your lips will be properly cared for. WRONG! Our lips, like every other part of our body, can be in dire need of a good sloughing sometimes. This is why I heart the Smashbox Emulsion Lip Exfoliator. It has a peppermint-y smell and is actually edible, but that’s not what makes it so great — it’s how it removes dead skin, and leaves lips feeling soft and totally kissable that’s so wonderful.

You can get Smashbox Emulsion Lip Exfoliator for $18 at Sephora.com.
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I have a love affair with heels. The higher … the skinnier … the sleeker … the better! My feet, however, do not share my love for heels. Oh sure, when I get a new pair they long to be put in them, but after about 5 minutes — enough time for me to ooh and ah in the mirror about how great they look — they are ready to be released and left to their favorite, au natural state. Then I found Cake Beauty Cake Walk Triplemint Foot Creme and my feet were soothed into submission. This amazing lotion is meant to “soothe, cool and nourish” your feet, and it delivers on all three. It also left my feet feeling soft and smooth, an added bonus for pedi-queens! My feet still scream after time spent in heels, but now I think it’s because they like the pampering they receive as a result of the complaining.

You can get Cake Beauty Cake Walk Triplemint Foot Creme (along with their divinely made hand cream) for $26 at Sephora.com.
gosmile.jpgIf dazzling white teeth are on your must have list, then GoSMILE’s teeth whitener products are for you. With one of their Smile Whitening System kits you have everything you need to see your teeth get brighter and whiter in no time at all. They also have maintenance (or Touch Up kits) and primers to help reduce sensitivity. My favorite part is how quickly the product dries once it hits teeth. You just crack the little ampoule and spread it across teeth and within seconds you’re talking and breathing like normal (those pesky whitening strips always seemed to leave a nasty film in my mouth).

The GoSMILE Smile Whitening System is available at for $89 skinstore.com.
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 Sephora.com.

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 Target.com.

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.

I’m one of those people who never leaves the house without mascara. A quick swipe instantly brightens my eyes and wakes up my face, and it’s typically the only makeup I wear when I’m in a rush. I often experiment with different mascaras in search of that perfect lash, so I was very excited to try the new Voluminous False Fiber Lash™ from L’Oreal. The mascara features “a unique blend of long and short nylon and rayon fibers — the same material used to make false lashes.” A false eyelash look with my natural lashes? Let’s see:

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I applied one coat of mascara to the right eye above. I was really pleased with how full and curled my lashes looked, you can really see the difference between the two eyes. The best part about the mascara was that after hours of wearing, there was no flaking and the mascara didn’t run like many other mascaras I’ve tried, so my eyes looked just as good at the end of the day as they did at the beginning. And speaking of the end of the day, the mascara washed off easily with just soap and water (a prerequisite for me when it comes to mascara, I hate using makeup remover!)

The results? I just found my new go-to mascara.

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Create the most outrageous false lash look with our newest, most technically advanced volume mascara - Voluminous False Fiber Lashes. With the power of sculpting fibers this dual fiber mascara wraps each lash to boost, sculpt & volumize building an incredible false lash look.

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