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1. BATHING BLISS

Bella il Fiore's indulgent Champagne Wishes mineral bath salts and Happily Ever After bubble bath come in two fragrances sure to perk up the tub: Honeysuckle Grapefruit and Sugar Blossom. bellabeauty.net




2. A LIGHT TOUCH

The 100-percent pure soy oil Lavender candle from Heirloom not only lifts the spirit with its fragrance, but also leaves skin soft and smooth when the warm oil is applied to it. heirloomcandles.com

3. LAVENDER LIFT

The captivating Pur Désir de Lavande fragrance from Yves Rocher is a fresh herbal floral scent with lavender essential oil and soft wood notes. Wear it and be transported to the lavender fields of Provence, France. yves-rocher.com

4. ARTFUL AROMA

Skeem's delightful collection of perfumes can be used to fragrance either the body or a room. Scents include Sea Spray, Lilac Dandelion and Tea Leaf, a blend of herbal tea and sage. skeemdesign.com

5. PETITE TREAT

Good things do indeed come in small packages with Mistral's charming shea butter travel soaps, available in such tempting fragrances as Gardenia, Melon Pear, Milk and Wild Blackberry. mistralsoap.com

6. SCENT TO GO

Crazysticks, the totally portable solid perfumes from Crazylibellule and the Poppies, are available in fun fragrances like Le Baiser (The Kiss), Blue Orchidée and Vanilla Moka. We love the whimsical packaging, too. crazylibellule.com

7. HAND RELIEF

With an exotic scent of tiare blossoms, La Compagnie de Provence Marseille's Extra Pure Exotiques Hand Lotion contains shea butter, olive oil and vitamin E to treat dry skin. lcdpmarseille-usa.com

Eight brand-new products you just have to check out

A QUICK RECOVERY

Joico Moisture Recovery Styling Crème is a lightweight, creamy formula that features a blend of marine botanicals and minerals to help prevent dehydration, a light silicone blend to shield hair from heat-styling damage, and grapeseed oil to help improve hair's moisture retention, softness and elasticity. joico.com




A BRUSH WITH FATE

Diane Products Satin Ionic Brushes, distributed by Fromm International, leave hair smooth and shiny. Each brush in the line features a comfortable, rubberized grip and a red satin finish. Choose from a nylon-tip cushion brush, reinforced-boar vent brush (shown here) or a reinforced-boar styling brush. frommonline.com

FIGHT THE FLAKES

Nioxin Scalp Recovery Soothing Serum hydrates and maintains scalp's natural moisture balance and fights symptoms of scalp irritation and flaking with a formula consisting of antioxidant-rich green tea polyphenols and pyrithione zinc. It can be used post-chemical service to help calm itchiness and dryness. nioxin.com

A CLEAN SLATE

Naturally Clean by Essie is a nail-care system of five products that safely cleanses and restores hydration to hands and nails with a blend of essential oils and botanical ingredients. Shown here, the Purifying Hand Wash rinses away dirt and bacteria and the Purifying Nail Polish Remover removes polish without stripping the nail of hydration. essie.com

TEXTURIZING TREAT

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Texture is a lightweight paraben-free styling cream that tames frizz and defines curls while providing them with moisture. Containing extract of rhodiola, a plant from Siberia, this formula also helps protect hair from heat styling and UV rays while reducing the damage caused by everyday styling and environmental stress.
alternahaircare.com




A CUT ABOVE THE REST

Millennium Series shears by Kasho Shears are made from a high carbon stainless steel alloy that has superior resistance to corrosion and wear. These shears feature blades that only touch at the point of intersection, which provides cutting edge durability while reducing cutting edge resistance to a minimum and considerably limiting hand fatigue. kasho-usa.com

SMOOTH AS SILK

Redken Iron Silk 07 ultra straightening spray, part of the Heat Styling range, seals in shine and smoothness, as well as strengthens and protects hair when using a flat-iron. Heat-Endure Technology helps to soften hair with conditioning agents while protecting it from thermal damage for ultrastraight frizz-free hair with a weightless, shiny finish. redken.com

SMOOTH OPERATOR

The ProFoil Professional Shaver by Andis contains hypoallergenic titanium foils that combine with high-speed precision cutting for a fast, smooth, irritation-free shave. It also features a machined cutter that doesn't clog, enlarged foil holes for a closer shave, and a precision slide-up trimmer to trim mustaches, sideburns, beards and finish off short, close-cropped hairstyles. andis.com

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