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Beauty Must-Haves

Everyone wants to look their best and our latest beauty finds will help you feel beautiful inside and out. After visiting the featured websites, be sure to send us an email to win the prize of your choice from our gift closet, details below.

aromatherapy shower kit

One of the things I love most about a spa is the glorious relaxing aromas. Now you can turn your shower into an at-home spa experience with Essio's Aromatherapy Shower Kit. The kit contains the shower diffuser attachment and three organic essential oil pods ~ Breathe {peppermint and eucalyptus to decongest}, Passion {sweet orange, lavender, cinnamon and patchouli to awaken} and Unwind {bergamot, lavender and sweet orange to relieve stress}. Each pod contains enough oil for 3-5 showers, replacement pods are available for $19.99 for a box of 4. The Starter Kit retails for $44.99 at

Beauty starts from the inside and Ultra Woman™ Daily Multi Vitamin Packs eliminates the guesswork out of which vitamins to take each day. The 30-day supply of vitamin packs that support energy metabolism, bone and joint health, heart and circulatory health, and healthy hair, skin and nails. This Limited Edition set includes a bonus Zumba DVD and CD to help kickstart your summer exercise routine.  $49.99 sold exclusively at Vitamin World stores and

hydropeptide facial peel

HydroPeptide Anti-Wrinkle Polish Plump Peel it a two-step at-home peel that delivers the benefits of microdermabrasion without the peeling or downtime. Simply massage Peel 1 into skin for 1-2 minutes, leave on and follow with Peel 2 leaving on for 2 minutes. Peel 1 contains microdermabrasion crystals to brighten and polish away wrinkles. Peel 2 includes plumping and hydrating peptides, lactic acid to brighten and even out skin tone, and green tea, cucumber and chamomile to calm skin. Use to soften elbows, knees and feet too. $78 for the set at

L'Occitane's new Jenipapo Shower Oil will fill your shower with a delightfully light scent of fresh cut flowers in Springtime and leave your skin delicately perfumed and hydrated. It's a refreshing way to start or end your day. A 8.4 oz. bottle retails for $25 at

The right hairbrush is essential to keep hair healthy and create that "just left the salon" look. The Philip B's Large Hairbrush has ultra dense bristles to gently grip hair and polish each strand. The brush adds shine and provides the smoothest, frizz-free blowout. Nylon reinforced boar bristles are gentle and moisturizing and the satin-finished ergonomic handle is comfortable to hold. $75 at

Mineral Fusion's Sheer Moisture Lip Tints are long wearing, ultra moisturizing and have a natural vanilla mint flavor. Made with natural ingredients and cocoa butter, it's amazing how a lip pencil can hydrate lips so incredibly. Every Mineral Fusion product is vegan, eco-friendly, gluten free and plant based. Available at Whole Foods markets nationwide for $9.99. For more Mineral Fusion products visit

John Freida Styling Tools by Conair's Salon Shine Dryer is powerful and compact, perfect for tucking into a suitcase or overnight bag. The 1875 watt dryer has advanced ionic conditioning to help smooth hair while drying it quickly with the included concentrator attachment. Or attach the diffuser for frizz-free curls. Great size to keep at the office too for those "hair emergencies". Finish with a cool shot to set the style. $39.99 available at select drug stores. 

With the humidity as high as it's been already, a waterproof mascara is definitely a must-have! Smashbox's Full Exposure Waterproof Mascara stayed put in 100° weather and in the pool. It also curls and adds volume. Ophthalmologist approved! In jet black, $20 at

Osmotics Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin C Patches are worn overnight for a dose of Vitamin C for your skin. Vitamin C stimulates collagen production and helps prevent and repair sun damaged skin. May I have a case, please? Place over laugh lines, crows feet, between brows or wherever you see those pesky lines at bedtime, and voila, overnight lines are smoothed out and less noticeable. A box of 12 treatments retails for $48 at

Keep your hair color from fading in the summer sun with Sebastian's Halo MistThis lightweight multi-us mist provides UV protection and has a pleasant scent. Spray on damp hair before blow drying to add shine and keep fly-aways in check. A 3.4 fl. oz bottle retails for $18 at

Milani's Baked Blush is the perfect way to add a little sunshine to your checks without the damaging rays. In a range of luminous shades that will leave your skin with a healthy glow at a price that can't be beat. Housed in a pretty compact for $7.99.

CloSYS Anti-Cavity Fluoride Toothpaste whitens teeth, removes stains, kills bacteria, and helps prevent cavities. CloSYS is one of the few toothpastes available that does not contain sulfates (foaming agents), which has been linked to allergies, mouth ulcers and canker sores. The clean fresh mint taste leaves breath fresh for hours. A 3.4 oz. tube retails for $5.99.

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    Many thanks to each of the brands featured for providing products and/or photos for this editorial. 


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