The gloom and chill of winter days can make you want to eat everything in sight and hibernate the months away until May.
We discovered a healthy snack alternative called NatureBox. The company sends healthy snacks directly to your door monthly. For example, our box included carrot chips, roasted garlic pumpkin seeds, chipotle maple almonds, cinnamon spiced granola and country ranch peas. The snacks come packaged separately, but we decided to mix them all together to create a delicious trail mix. Serving up to twenty people, and with each food package under 190 calories per serving, it’s a great buy for families of all sizes. Another plus is that NatureBox contributes to feeding the hungry through their partnership with Feeding America.
Each NatureBox is priced at $19.99 and can be purchased on the website (naturebox.com).
Short of a magic beauty wand? No problem. Here are a few products that check all the boxes.
Liz Earle’s Super Balm
Sure, it’s a bit of a splurge ($29), but this balm is a one-stop shop. It can be used anywhere from head to toe to soothe and hydrate. The texture of the balm is a little gritty, similar to a lip scrub, and is made with natural ingredients including Vitamin E, Rosehip Oil and Neroli Oil that give off a pretty strong, but not unpleasant, aroma. I used the Super Balm specifically to target my dry hair and noticed my frizz decrease too. Read More
Our sense of smell shapes our memories, experiences, and perceptions of the world. Not only what we smell, but what we smell like ourselves is a significant part of our personal identity. My best friend has worn Thierry Mugler Alien for years, and I will forever associate the scent with our friendship and happiness. But what if you went on a date with a guy whose scent you couldn’t stand? Maybe not even a matter of cologne, it’s just his natural body odor. For many, that’d be a deal breaker.
Enter the new frontier in dating: pheromone parties. Here’s the scoop: guests are asked to sleep in a t-shirt for three consecutive nights. After the third night, they freeze the shirt in a Ziploc bag to “lock in” the scent. Then, at the party, bags are marked male or female and guests go around smelling the bags. At the end of the night, guests pick the bag that they find smells most attractive, and they meet the person behind the scent. Crazy! Seems like an all-together kooky idea, but we think they’re on to something. If scent shapes our perceptions of one another so significantly, then pheromone parties seem, well, logical.
Maybe sniff testing isn’t on your calendar this Valentine’s Day, but you can still play around with fragrance to make yourself a hot commodity. Here are a few date-night fragrances that we find magnetic:
In honor of “Skyfall,” the newest 007 flick that premieres today, I’ve put together a James Bond inspired giveaway.
3 people will have the chance to win the new 007 James Bond Fragrance ($40) and the Art of Shaving’s best selling Elements of the Perfect Shave Kit ($115)
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If I’m The Beauty Girl, my husband is The Beauty Guy. He’s earned this title. He dutifully tests all of the grooming products I shove in his face, leave on his side of the sink or as was the case with this latest one, put on his “Honey Do” list while I was away over the weekend. Read More
We’ve heard of hair transplants for bald spots…but for your brows? Yes, the latest advancements in hair transplantation are allowing doctors to use hair from the legs and nape of the neck to bush-up eyebrows. Whether they’re pin thin from aging or from being tweezer happy (pluck too much and the hairs will stop growing back), this procedure takes filling in brows to a new level. While I do encourage a full, hearty frame for your face, which has been emphasized from season to season on the runways, I’m not that
Would you consider this procedure?
I’m wearing EvolutionMan Nail Paint in Stand Out. Formulated for a man (yes, really…have you heard of “guyliner
“?) yet equally wearable for a woman. I can’t tell you how many compliments I’ve gotten wearing this metallic charcoal. It’s all about the matte finish — edgy and elegant. And the color pops against my turquoise Coach Madison wallet.