The Body Shop’s Chocomania line
Just launched this February, The Body Shop has created a new bath and body line that includes 12 community fair trade ingredients such as aloe leaf from Guatamala, coconut from Samoa, and cocoa beans from Ghana. The line ranges in price from $4-$16; shop in-store or online!
Accessories Council’s Valentine’s Day Event
Accessories Council President Karen Giberson was on board to provideValentine’s Day gift ideas alongside world-renowned astrology expert Susan Miller, who matched gifts with the various signs. My sign, Cancer, had the suggested gift of Fresh Sugar Lip Polish, which includes real brown sugar crystals to gently buff away dry flakes, meadowfoam seed, jojoba seed, and grapeseed oils to nourish the lips, and shea butter for long-lasting moisture. This was a great pairing, as it was definitely my favorite (and most-needed) item! other suggestions and products included OPI newest nail polish line, Godiva chocolates, Chicbuds earbuds, CuffLink iPhone carrying case, Jing Ai Skin bronzer, Mavi Eyes cufflinks, and Calvin Klein sunglasses from Marchon.
Folli Follie for Valentine’s Day
Originally from Greece and with hundreds of retailers around the world, it’s easy to see why Folli Follie has become so popular. With style and value at it’s core, it’s easy to find many items amongst the watches, jewelry, handbags, and small leather goods that you’ll want to take home with you. I visited one of the two New York City locations, the store in SoHo on Prince Street to pick out a fabulous piece of Valentine’s Day jewelry for myself, courtesy of the brand (see above for my chosen ring). Peruse their offerings online or search for a store closest to your neck of the woods.