Explore the Delights of Earth-Friendly Beauty Products with Herban Renewal Body Wash

Whether you have time to luxuriate in a relaxing shower or you need to jump in and out in your mad dash for work in the morning, using any one of the aromatic array of body washes created by Herban Renewal is going to give you a skin-softening, fragrant, body-cleaning experience. Aromatherapy in a mini-version of pleasurable delight! Seriously, I am not kidding and truly mean it when I say that this line of body washes offers a silky feel with fresh, clean scents reminiscent of some earthly delight.

I love the zing of each one as the scent of each variety wafts up to my nostrils while I am using it. The silkiness of the body wash is amazingly sleek as it glides along my skin, moisturizing it with its nourishing oils. This fact alone makes this a perfect cleaning product for dry, chafed hands that desperately need a gentle touch. After all, just because the label states “body wash” does not mean that is the only good use of this product. I find that these delightful body washes are also great for washing fine delicates that should never see the inside of a washing machine.

Plus, I get a chance to do something nice for the earth while doing something nice for myself. Each product has been carefully blended using the freshest of fragrant botanicals and herbs, moisturizing oils, and in some cases, natural sea salts. I love that these body washes were all-natural, allowing me to avoid harsh chemicals and dyes.

The flagship line, Herban Renewal, offers four unique body wash varieties: Lavender Aloe, Love Aloe, First Rose Aloe, and Mint Aloe. I couldn’t wait to try them all. These are sold in three sizes (1 oz, 2 oz, and 8 oz) at three affordable prices, all of which are currently $8.00 and under. Since the smallest size is so tiny, you can easily keep one in your purse, briefcase, or desk drawer for those times when a light touch of aromatherapy is all that you need for a special pick me up.

I also sampled the line of body wash intended for the younger crowd, Arcelia. The fragrances are a bit more robust, offering an extra bit of zing. This line is earth-friendly as well and caters to the trends of today. Arcelia offers the following three scents: Calming Cucumber, Mango, and String Bikini. All of these are rather invigorating to the olfactory senses and a bit brighter in presentation than the flagship line. I can definitely see my youngest daughter “borrowing” these when she comes home for spring break next week.

In addition to enjoying the variety of fragrances and the silkiness of the body washes, I also loved the fact that the 8-ounce size came with a pump. This is so much more enjoyable for me to use than the typical body wash bottles sold in the store that I need to pour out. The pump offers a touch of that pampering feel that all women love to enjoy.

A word of caution – if you have severe allergies, make sure that you read the list of ingredients carefully before applying any of these products liberally. I haven’t read anything on this, but I like to remind people with allergies to be careful when using any type of fragrant product.

Products provided free to writer for reviewFor a look at the full line of Herban Renewal products, visit http://www.herbn-renewal.com.

2010 SAG Awards Hairstyles of Marion Cotillard, Diane Kruger, and Nicole Kidman

At the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards event, popular celebrities sported sexy and very desirable hairstyles. You can bring photos of the styles to your own hairstylist for help creating gorgeous hairdos for special occasions, or try these hairstyles at home for a fun and faster result. Getting lovely hair like the celebs is no big feat; you just have to know what you are doing.

To create your own SAG Awards hairstyles like those worn by Marion Cotillard, Diane Kruger, and Nicole Kidman, as created by celebrity stylists Robert Vetica, Mark Townsend, and David Babaii. Try these step-by-step hairstyle instructions kindly shared by the celebrity hairstylists who created their looks.

SAG Awards Hairstyle of Marion Cotillard – A Retro Look in the Messy Bun Hairdo
To complement her daring short, white dress, Marion Cotillard needed a hairstyle that made the right statement. She relied on celebrity hairstylist Robert Vetica to create the right hairdo for the occasion. Vetica choose a somewhat retro look that blended a super smooth and shiny hair texture with a bit of a messy, disheveled bun. To keep the look sexy instead of grubby, Vetica made sure the silky shine and smooth texture ended up just right.

To create the same kind of SAG Awards messy bun hairstyle of Marion Cotillard, follow these steps:

1.    Apply Moroccanoil® Treatment or another shine treatment to wet hair so you can amp up the shine effects while also getting an easy blow-dry.

2.    Then, apply Moroccanoil® Hydrating Cream of a similar product to achieve definition and soft, non-sticky hold.

3.    Create a low side part.

4.    Pin-curl the sides in the direction going toward the face.

5.    Pin-curl hair in the back to achieve added movement.

6.    After hair is dry, brush it out.

7.    Make a ponytail using the full length of hair.

8.    Wrap a sparkly bracelet around the base of the ponytail. (Marion Cotillard’s was a million-dollar emerald and diamond bracelet from Chopard.)

9.    Pin the hairstyle and bracelet together strategically into a messy bun.

10.    Complete the look by lightly misting Moroccanoil® Glimmer Shine Spray or a similar shine spray product for a brilliant finish to endure the evening.

SAG Awards Hairstyle of Diane Kruger – A Romantic Side Chignon…

Makeup Tips for Easter

From pink to blue and everything in between, trying new makeup tips for Easter makes your beauty routine so much fun. Easter is a lovely time of year to celebrate and enjoy new and exciting beauty finds as well as all that Mother Nature has to offer. You can do your own thing or follow a few makeup tips for Easter looks you can easily create yourself. Dabble in the beautiful colors of spring or find out the latest additions to your favorite cosmetics brands.

For a lovely look at Easter time or for a simply sweet spring makeover, consider the following makeup tips for Easter shared by professional makeup artists.

Easter Makeup Tips for a Spring Look
Lindsey Caldwell, the makeup artist of Marco Two Union Square in Seattle, suggests lighter makeup and flirty pink glosses and cheeks for spring and especially for your Easter makeup. Now that spring is here, gone are the days of overly dark eyes, Caldwell advises. Instead of a dark and sultry look, she prefers a dewy finish to spring makeup looks.

You can create your own dewy finish for your spring makeup look by adding a small dab of moisturizer to your foundation while also applying a highlighter to your cheekbones. Lindsey Caldwell also recommends a pink cream blush for the perfect “springtime finish.”

“Without going too severe with pastels, light colors within the pink/purple/blue family are always a nice touch,” says makeup artist Erica Maniscalco. “Mac is a good brand to work with because they have a huge range of tones with each color.”

Clean and Colorful Makeup Looks for Spring and Easter
To make the most of your spring and Easter looks, move away from the dark colors and welcome colorful beauty. Try fun spring makeup colors like peach and lilac, pink, and more. Enjoy all the fantastic shades of spring and nature, and try a new look or two for a fresh DIY makeover.

“This season is going to be very romantic,” say the experts at Michael Todd Cosmetics. “Porcelain skin with a matte finish is always the trend for spring. A very clean, but made-up look is what this spring is all about. The eyes will be very simple, yet full of color. Colored mascara will also make a huge comeback. Women are getting edgier and bolder with their makeup so we will definitely be seeing a shift from the sexy, sultry eye to a (way) muted 1970’s look.”

About the Experts:
Erica Maniscalco is a freelance makeup artist based in New York City. For more information, visit www.ericamaniscalco.com.

Lindsey Caldwell, the makeup artist of Marco Two Union Square in Seattle, specializes in makeup application and instruction. For more information, please see http://marcotwounionsquare.com/about/artists.

Michael Todd Cosmetics is a new makeup brand offering more than 1000 products. For more information, please visit www.MichaelToddCosmetics.com.

Kissable Lips in Minutes with Comfort Zone’s Lip Blooming Products

Kissable lips are tempting with their plumpness, sensual contour, and tantalizing look – that’s what makes them so kissable! While it might have been easy to maintain kissable lips when we were young, it isn’t quite as easy a task as it used to be. Time takes a bit of wear-and-tear on all parts of our body, even our lips. As we age, our skin needs better care than it used to need. Our lips need and want pampering!

It is important for us to replenish and rejuvenate our lips if we want our husbands or partners thinking about kissing us more often. After all, what doesn’t tell a woman that she is loved and wanted more than a simple kiss? So, what makes lips so kissable in the first place? Obviously, it has to do with more than just the shade of lipstick or lip gloss that we carefully put on.

Our lips need to look good in order to be tempting for someone to kiss. This means doing away with lines and creases that tend to allow lipstick to cake or appear wrinkly on our lips. It’s all about moisturizing our lips and maximizing on the smooth, silky feel that lips are capable of having.

Fortunately, lots of products have been created to help us with the task of pampering our lips to baby-fine softness and kissability. I’ve been on a mission lately to discover a product that works for me while being fun to use as well as tasting good. Having gone through an array of chapsticks, some of which certainly tasted terrific while others did not, some of which glided on easily while others did not, and some of which brought back the plumpness of my lips while others did not, I am now on a mission to try a few other products.

Comfort Zone has come up with the Lip Blooming System- a set of three integral products designed to nourish and rejuvenate this delicate area of our face. I was offered a free gift of this Lip Blooming System for the purposes of reviewing it, so I saved the $64 I would have spent to obtain it. It’s worth the price though if you like to get kissed. In all honesty, this product is as much for our lovers as it is for us. After all, there’s a lot more kissing going on once your lips become glisteningly kissable in a matter of days.

The Lip Blooming System features a Lip Blooming Scrub, Lip Blooming Balm with an SPF of 10, and a Lip Blooming Gloss. The Lip Blooming Scrub is supposed to be used once or twice a week, depending on the condition of your lips. I like the way this one feels on my lips when I massage it into them. My lips felt more alive afterward too- kind of like they had received a giant dose of Vitamin C, which they actually did.

The Lip Blooming Balm with an SPF of 10 is designed to keep our lips kissable by restoring moisture as well as protecting them from the sun. Since I like the outdoors in the warm weather, this is an especially important factor for me. Since our lips are such an important facet of the way that we look, it is critical to take time to pamper them.

The final product, Lip Blooming Gloss, is great on its own or over lipstick. It glistens and tempts with its shiny, kissable appearance. There’s nothing like a little bit of gloss to get across the message that you want to be kissed!

Products provided free to writer for reviewI received all three of the above-mentioned products for the purposes of reviewing them. I’m glad that I did as my lips look and feel better, especially when receiving a few extra kisses. Get yourself a few extra smooches too while treating your lips to a bit of pampering!

For more information on Comfort Zone products, please visit http://www.comfortzone.it.

Shape Up or Slim Down with Shape Wear by Bubbles Bodywear and Yummie Tummie

While we may love our bodies, many of us can agree that we may not have been blessed with all the right curves in all the right places. Of course, some of us may have had the right shape at one point in time, but often with age, those curves migrate to other places, leaving us looking for a comfortable and affordable solution that doesn’t involve paying for plastic surgery. That’s where body shape wear comes in!

Whether you have a bit of a tummy that you’d like to hide or a nonexistent butt that you desperately wish would bump out just a bit, you can find a sexy solution in body shape wear. Wonderbra® first brought women a chance to enhance their cleavage and show off their busts, even if their genes blessed them with a little less than they would like. Now women can enhance or reduce the appearance of various body parts, all with a simple garment to do the job.

Body Shape Wear to Slim Down
Control top pantyhose and other leggings have long offered women the chance to compress their legs for a sexier look and full support. Body shape wear and slimming body wear have come a long way, now offering clever and discreet ways to slim your thighs, slenderize your tummy, and even minimize love handles and other unwanted extras.

Reaching out to assist in slimming and shaping, Yummie Tummie offers body shape wear and body shapers to slim your middle section smoothly and comfortably. The company offers a wide variety of tank tops and slips, among other products, in countless colors, styles, and patterns. Yummie Tummie body shape wear products are cute, colorful, and designed to be seen.

Approved by celebrities such as Heidi Klum and Oprah, Yummie Tummie features a special panel around the tummy area that slims and tightens right away. Other celebrities who have worn Yummie Tummie products include Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Lauren Conrad, Tyra Banks, Kimora Lee Simmons, Bobbi Brown, and Tina Fey.

Celebrity stylist and fashion designer Heather Thomson created the Yummie Tummie brand and product line to offer celebs and consumers a sexy solution to body shape wear needs. Yummie Tummie products are available in just about every color of the rainbow and in many shapes and styles. I received a black Yummie Tummie tank to review, and the slimming action is effective yet comfortable. The body wear tops truly are cute enough to be seen rather than hidden beneath your clothes.

Products provided free to writer for reviewFor more information on Yummie Tummie, visit http://yummietummie.com.

Body Shape Wear to Enhance Curves
If your problem areas tend to be more along the lines of not having enough curves, you can use body shape wear as a solution for this body need as well. Wonderbra can enhance your bust, giving your breasts a boost or a good lift, creating attractive cleavage and helping to enhance your wardrobe options. If you would like to shape up a flat butt, Bubbles Bodywear now gives you the opportunity to enhance your curves in the right places.

Bubbles Bodywear offers padded panties and derriere lifters to give women with flat behinds the chance to enhance their shape in jeans, work pants, skirts, dresses, and more. The Bubbles Bodywear product line includes both padded panties and panties and briefs that are designed to lift and accentuate your rear without padding. The double-O panty acts like a thong but has more support and coverage in other areas. This garment has no coverage on the cheeks but does have a thong-like strip to keep you covered up. The design of this panty is meant to lift and shape your butt without padding.

I received a selection of body shape wear from Bubbles Bodywear to check out and mention as options for women who would like to enhance the shape of their butts. The colors and styles of the Bubbles butt-enhancing panties are astounding. Some of the panties had removable pads in foam or silicone while others required no padding at all. Red, black, and nude are three popular colors that I received, in styles ranging from padded boyshorts to briefs, and even some in lace.

While I’m not sure that I personally need padded panties as I feel my butt is adequately shaped, I can truly see the benefit of these cool and unique undergarments for women who may have more of a boyish frame or quite simply, a flat butt.

Don’t be surprised if you go to the Web site for Bubbles Bodywear, though. This company offers so much more in body shape wear than butt-enhancing panties and accessories. I also received a set of pasties – cleverly named Boobles silicone nipple covers, and thigh shapers, and if you go to the site, you will see the many accessories and shape wear options available, from tops to bottoms and everything in between. Bubbles Bodywear even offers shape wear for men!

Products provided free to writer for reviewFor more information on Bubbles Bodywear, padded panties, and other body shape wear options, please visit www.lovemybubbles.com.

St. Patrick’s Day Makeup Tips

Show off your festive and fun side with a great St. Patrick’s Day makeup look. You can easily do your own makeup for a night out on the town or for a special Irish party on St. Patty’s Day. From green eye shadow to green eyeliner, mascara, and more, consider these tips for a fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day makeup look.

“St. Patrick’s Day is a little more fun and I like to do something with the holiday like using greens and browns for color schemes,” says makeup artist Erica Maniscalco, who always has great tips on fun and creative makeup looks.

You can play up the eyes for a special focus on St. Patrick’s Day makeup. There are so many shades of green and brown to choose from, and you’ll be sure to make a bold statement, no matter what your eye color.

A new cosmetics brand, Michael Todd Cosmetics, launched last December and now offers more than 1,100 products to tempt your sense of beauty and style. For St. Patrick’s Day, Michael Todd recommends a simple yet colorful look for your eyes. The brand offers frosted, crème, and matte eye shadows in countless vibrant colors, including “Hunted,” “Moss,” and Mint.

Michael Todd Cosmetics also offers a fabulous Forest Green Fiber Lash Mascara to truly enhance your St. Patrick’s Day makeup look. If you are going to enjoy some green beer, why not dress up your eyelashes with a vibrant and beautiful green mascara?

Remember, if you are putting the most color emphasis on your eyes, you will be best suited to play down your lips, cheeks, and face. St. Patrick’s Day beauty can be so much fun. Don’t forget to do your own St. Patrick’s Day manicure or nail designs, too!

About the Experts:
Erica Maniscalco is a freelance makeup artist based in New York City. For more information, visit www.ericamaniscalco.com.

Michael Todd Cosmetics
is a new makeup brand offering more than 1000 products. For more information, please visit www.MichaelToddCosmetics.com.

How to Get Gorgeous 2010 Grammy Hairstyles of Jennifer Lopez, Colbie Caillat, and Taylor Swift

Create Taylor Swift hair - A soft and curly chicnon for the Grammy's is a sweet look for your hair or hers. Photo by PRPhotos.com.Special events in the celebrity world are a great place to look for new and exciting hairstyles. From the A-listers to the up and coming, you can enjoy wearing the same kind of celebrity hairstyles as the stars, young and old. From the recent Grammy’s, you can try to create your own hairstyles like those worn by Jennifer Lopez, Colbie Caillat, and Taylor Swift.

Celebrity hairstylist Luke O’Connor shares the following tips to help you create beautiful Grammy’s caliber hairstyles at home. Simply follow these instructions to create a hairdo like Jennifer Lopez, Colbie Caillat, or Taylor Swift.

The Look:  Long Glamour Waves of Jennifer Lopez
“Jennifer Lopez embodied vintage Hollywood at its best,” says Luke O’Connor, who styled J-Lo’s hair. “Her soft, sultry waves completed the look, bringing a casual elegance to her stroll down the red carpet.”

To re-create Jennifer Lopez’s hairstyle at home, follow these steps by Luke O’Connor:

1.    Shampoo and condition hair with the Suave Professionals Healthy Curls line (or a similar shampoo and conditioner designed for curly hair).

2.    Apply Suave Professionals Healthy Curls Styling Foam (or a similar styling foam product for curly hair).

3.    Part hair down the middle.

4.    Blow-dry the mousse completely into the hair on a medium to low setting.

5.    Starting six inches from the roots, spiral-wrap two-inch sections of hair around a 1.5 inch curling iron to get glam curls.

6.    Soften hair with fingers.

The Look:  The Dressed-Up Wave of Colbie Caillat at the Grammy’s…

Relax and Enjoy a Good Book: So Into You by Sandra Hill

If you are up for some lighthearted fiction with a touch of sexy playfulness to it, So Into You by Sandra Hill is a perfect pick. The story brings readers into the life of the heroine, Grace O’Brien, as she tries to hide from the truth. Grace has led an interesting life as a rebellious teenager, ex-nun, championship poker player, treasure hunter, and folk healer. She has secrets as do most of us, but the biggest secret of all is the one that she hides from herself – her love for Angel.

So Into You engages readers with the behavior of the hero, Angel Sabato, who runs from what he believes to be the truth and the antics of the most animated woman in the Bayou, Tante Lulu, who tells it like she sees it. As I read the book, I found each new chapter to contain believable events and real-life people. However, personally, I found too many metaphors, too much slang, and too much “talking in the head” for my own personal liking.

If you enjoy reading a book that focuses on dialogue, then you will thoroughly enjoy this one. If you prefer a touch of mystery, you are not going to find much of it in this book. I found the heavy use of metaphors and the constant use of dialect a bit too annoying. I like a book that I can read without trying to get around the text. While there is only a touch of bad language, I didn’t enjoy its use either as I personally find it unnecessary in a good novel. However, if certain words are in your vernacular, you won’t have any problem reading So Into You. It isn’t the kind of book that I am going to pass on to my mother to read as I already know what her reaction is going to be.

So Into You is perhaps best for the younger crowd (under 40) who are looking for romance in their own lives or something to wile away a few hours of boredom. I could put this book down without qualms and for me that is reason enough to say that I could have done without it. Nothing in the storyline had me clamoring for more.

The storyline is transparent from the very beginning of the book, so if you are looking for some cloak-and-dagger type of reading, this isn’t the story for you. The plot is rather lightweight for my tastes, but for women who enjoy a novel to relax by, So Into You offers an easy-to-read story presented with a touch of humor, a lot of sex talk, a steamy sex scene, and quite a few colorful characters.

While the book speaks of emotional reactions – love, sadness, guilt, anger, and more, I did not empathize with any of the characters. The build up to each of these feelings is too riddled with “talking in the head” instead of actual emotion from the characters. Maybe I am just too old-fashioned in my tastes for books, but I would rather feel what the characters are feeling than read what they are saying to themselves while conversing with others.

A graduate of Penn State, Sandra Hill works as a freelance writer and education editor. She enjoys writing lighter fiction such as what you will discover in her latest book, So Into You.

Product provided free to writer for reviewI received this book for the purpose of reviewing it and I have offered my honest opinion. Give yourself a chance to disagree and grab the book for yourself.

Are Your Lips Chapped? Remedy for Super Chapped Winter Lips – Neosporin Lip Health

Try Neosporin Lip Products like Daily Hydration Therapy and Overnight Renewal Therapy to battle chapped lips.Are your lips chapped? If you live in a cold climate, chances are you’ve experienced some pretty chapped, sore lips from the bitter cold winters. Keeping your lips healthy and hydrated can really combat winter’s bite. Neosporin now offers a great remedy for super chapped winter lips. Neosporin Lip Health products, available as Daily Hydration Therapy in a squeeze tube and Overnight Renewal Therapy white petroleum lip protectant in a small tub with screw top.

My husband and I have used traditional Neosporin on extremely chapped lips for quite some time. Imagine our delight when we come to find out that Neosporin has actually formulated product specifically meant to help lips chapped due to the elements or any reason at all. Both Daily Hydration Therapy and Overnight Renewal Therapy products are compact and fit nicely in a pocket, purse, or in your medicine cabinet.

Try Neosporin Lip Products like Daily Hydration Therapy and Overnight Renewal Therapy to battle chapped lips.The Neosporin Daily Hydration Therapy product comes in a handy little squeeze tube with a twist cap. The applicator delivers a thin strip of lip therapy product that you can easily smooth over your lips and then smack them together to spread the lip product for even coverage. Because it contains sunscreen (SPF20), Neosporin Daily Hydration Therapy truly lives up to its name as a great option for daily lip care and preventing lips chapped by exposure to the sun.

The texture and consistency of the Neosporin Daily Hydration Therapy product is rich and creamy, delivering supreme hydration to lips whether chapped or not. This product is safe for reapplication as needed and helps to hydrate as well as protect against sunburn. There’s really no taste to this product that I can notice, and it is pleasant to wear on your lips as often as needed.

Neosporin Overnight Renewal Therapy is rich and emollient, offering overnight rejuvenation of your lips. When applying it with your fingertips, the product feels like soft, smooth butter. The active ingredient of white petroleum provides full coverage of your lips to soothe chapped lips and to heal cuts and cracks. This product has a lightly sweet and very slightly fruity aroma, but again, no taste.

TheProducts provided free to writer for review tube of Neosporin Daily Hydration Therapy is .35 ounces and retails for under $6. The jar of Neosporin Overnight Renewal Therapy lip protectant is .27 ounces and retails for under $6 as well. You can buy these products at your favorite drugstores and mass market retailers, as well as online at Amazon.com. For more information, visit Neosporin Lip Treatment online.

LLB Spring Scavenger Hunt Contest

Enter our Scavenger Hunt giveaway for a chance to win Hey Dude After Shave.To help usher in the springtime and wish away the winter, Life Love Beauty brings you the Spring Scavenger Hunt Contest. You can enter for a chance to win one of several great prizes, including Hey Dude After Shave, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Phytoceutical products, and more to be announced. Read on to find out how you can enter!

The Spring Scavenger Hunt contest asks you a few questions that should be easy to Enter our Scavenger Hunt giveaway for a chance to win Phyto-C Icy Blue.answer by navigating around Life Love Beauty. You can browse through our categories and sub-home pages or you can use our site’s search feature to help you find things quickly. See below for a link to our scavenger hunt list so you can get started!

Read on for more instructions on how to enter our giveaway for a chance to win one of our exciting prizes.

Prizes: Our Spring Scavenger Hunt Contest features a variety of prizes, including:

* Hey Dude After Shave
* Mary Kay Cosmetics
* Phytoceutical Collection products valued at $191
* And more to be announced…!

Eligibility: Open to residents of the United States (including Hawaii) age 18 and up or age 13 through 17 with written parental permission. One entry per person. All state and local laws apply. Void where prohibited.

Time Frame: Contest begins Friday, March 5 and ends Tuesday, March 16 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Enter for a chance to win Phyto-C Moisturize Cream. Enter for a chance to win great Mary Kay products. Enter for a chance to win Phyto-C Eye Firming Cream.

Rules: Please read these instructions carefully and follow accordingly. Please note: You MUST follow the rules in entirety to be eligible for a chance to win this contest.

1. REQUIRED: Fill out our quick and easy Scavenger Hunt form on Survey Monkey to enter. Answer as few or as many questions as you like. (Afew are required.) The more correct answers you get, the better chance you have to win.

2. Include your real email address in the entry so we can contact you if you win.

We will email you to collect your shipping info if you are selected as a winner.

Note: When you enter, you will automatically be subscribed to the Life Love Beauty Monthly Newsletter. (If you are already a subscriber, you won’t need to subscribe again.) You can opt out at any time. We will never give away or sell your email address.

How to win:
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Romantic Desserts, Sweet Dessert Beverages, and After Dinner Drinks to Try at Home

Try dessert for two for a romantic evening.It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day or even a special occasion to enjoy a romantic dessert at home with your sweetheart. You can really maximize the romance of your meal with a decadent dessert or a rich and inviting after dinner drink, cocktail, or liqueur. Romantic desserts and sweet and dreamy dessert beverages offer more than just a delightful taste, so take the time to enjoy them once in a while.

Romantic desserts need not be extravagant and difficult to prepare. On the contrary, some of the best desserts-for-two can be store-bought or special ordered. Of course, you can always go to the trouble of creating a romantic dessert recipe from scratch to impress your significant other, but it may not always be necessary.

No matter if you plan to make your own romantic desserts or purchase something that is premade to enjoy, consider the following suggestions for desserts and after dinner drinks to enjoy.

Romantic Dessert Ideas
From decadent chocolate cake with raspberry sauce to chocolate-covered strawberries, the list oBanana Splits can be a romantic dessert to share.f romance-inspiring desserts and treats goes on seemingly forever. Remember the most important thing about selecting your dessert options is to ensure you and your sweetheart both like them. To some men, chocolate chip cookies, while simple, may even be romantic if prepared especially for them.

Consider these ideas for romantic dessert ideas:

–    Banana Split
–    Chocolate-covered Strawberries
–    Chocolate Fondue
–    Crème Brulee
–    Baked Alaska
–    Hot Fudge Sundae or Banana Split for Two
–    Pie of any kind with Whipped Cream
–    Strawberry Shortcake with Extra Whipped Cream
–    Triple Chocolate Cake (or some variation)

Keep Reading: Romantic Dessert Beverages and After-Dinner Drinks…

Weekly Deal Dispatch – Hot Deals and Promo Codes for Online Shopping

Free Gifts From Our Top Brands at ULTA.comEveryone loves a good deal. That’s why we are going to be bringing you the hottest deals we can find on the Web each week so you can save money and get the most for your bucks. Because we’re going to be updating this very same page with the new deals each week, you can feel comfortable bookmarking this page and coming back as often as you like to check up on the great deals and promo codes on the Web with our partners and other exciting offers we find.

Enjoy these deals and promo codes for March 2010:

Saving money and getting good deals allows you to select nicer gifts for family and friends. Try to find great presents at a fraction of the cost, allowing you to choose memorable gifts for those you love.

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Keeping up with the latest fashions can become a hard habit to break, but also an expensive hobby. When you scour the Web for deals and discounts at your favorite stores, you can save yourself some money as well as frustration.

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Where would your spring look be without cosmetics? Celebrity makeup artists love Smashbox products, and you will too. Score yourself some hot new makeup products and try all the trends of the new season.

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Smashbox Cosmetics – Enjoy this great deal by Smashbox Cosmetics… get $25 off your purchase of $100. Get all your spring makeup colors and revamp your look for the fresh air and warmer temperatures. Valid through 3/31/2010.



For all the odds and ends on your shopping list, you can get many things at Walgreens and the store even offers you a substantial savings. Preorder some of your health and personal hygiene needs or simply shop for the things you love.

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Walgreens – Get $10 off your $50 purchase using this banner. Stock up on those items you always need to have, or find a way to pamper yourself while getting great savings. No expiration date yet.


Stay tuned for more weekly and monthly deals on items you can really use and great ways to save money on things you would be buying anyway. Enjoy!