“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” Robert Frost
Ahh, love is in the air. Valentine’s Day is that time of year when chocolate hearts become a part of the food pyramid, when red is everyone’s color, and Hallmark cards seem to say exactly what every gal wants to hear from her man.
As your organic voice of reason, I want you to fully indulge this Valentine’s Day. January was incredibly cold and dreary. And if you’re in Chicago, well, you are living a reality version of winter wonderland. Ladies, you need this Valentine’s Day to get your groove on. However, in 2011, the first thing that comes to mind is getting you and your honey bunny in the mood organically, right? So I’m going to tell you everything you need to bring sexy back, organically, this Valentine’s Day.
Jason Satin Shower Body Wash
As you get ready for your romantic night out, you need a healthy, organic body wash that will do the trick, while keeping you ever-so-naturally fragranced. I love Jason Satin Shower Body Wash in Herbal Extracts. Just a pump or two on your organic loofah and your skin will glow. It kisses skin with clove and sage extracts all while maintaining its dependable parabens free, no lauryl sulfates formula. Plus, it’s easy on your wallet. At just $14.95/30 oz, you can grab a recycled bottle and still have money left over to spend on those red stilettos you’ve had your eye on.
At Home Soothing Facial
Valentine’s Day is the day when his eyes are only on you (we hope). Think smooth skin, no harsh chemicals, but shoestring budget. No worries!
Here’s a home mask: oatmeal, yogurt and honey. Combine one tablespoon of oatmeal with one tablespoon of yogurt. Mix well. Then take a teaspoon of warm honey and gently mix into the other two ingredients. Get into a relaxed position and apply the mask. Let it settle on your face for approximately 10 minutes and then rinse away to reveal softness. And kissability, of course.
Crabtree & Evelyn’s New Ultra-Moisturizing Butters
Luxurious, delicious kisses. Pucker up dolls because this is one item you must have in your clutch this Valentine’s Day. Although not organic, Crabtree & Evelyn have found a no parabens, phthalates, sulfates, or mineral oil way to your lips. These new lip butters are composed of shea, coca, illipe, and kokum butters and provide all the shine one could wish for.
Try the Vanilla Crème Brulee, Crème de Menthe or Citron Crème & Honey. At just $7.50/.49 oz at www.crabtree-evelyn.com.
Jurlique Maintain Balance Kit
Which dinner date would be successful if you’re dripping with oiliness on your T-zone? Jurlique, an Australian brand we’ve come to know and love because of their extreme purity of ingredients, has created a Maintain Balance Kit to maintain skin’s natural balance and PH levels. The kit contains a Foaming Cleanser, Rosewater Balancing Mist, Herbal Recovery Gel, and Balancing Day Care Cream. $40 (for a $65 value).
With love in the air, so is the giving at BeautyStat.com. Leave a comment below for your chance to win a bottle of Jason Satin Shower Body Wash (bonus points for posting this link on your Facebook wall – we’re on the honor system here).
– TessMarie Golcher
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