If your upcoming Valentine's weekend doesn't include the man (or woman) of your dreams and a candlelit dinner, how does this alternate scenario sound? You prepare a warm bubble bath, let your worries melt away, and do something special for yourself - like start a new beauty regime. We'd like to make that fantasy come true with a couple of products made to pamper you. Leave a comment under this post and the following two treats could be yours:
Aroma-Sothys Energizing Bath Essences Tablets
Transform a boring bath into a revitalizing at-home spa with Sothys Energizing Bath Essences Tablets ($26). Made of 100% natural essential oils, these effervescent pebbles play tricks with your senses. As their tonic powers infuse the bath water, your skin, smell, and overall well-being will soak in the benefits. Afterward, emerge from your bath energized and invigorated. If bath time is a refuge reserved for relaxation and you want a downer instead of an upper, see our Valentine's gift guide
for a more calming option.
LashFood Eyelash Conditioning Stimulator
Longer lashes have been a bottomless beauty craving for the past two years. While in 2008 we condensed the vast eyelash growth product landscape into a Five Best
, last month we sorted through the all of the options for lash lovers
- from stimulators to conditioners. On that list is LashFood ($129), a natural nourishing treatment that promises thicker, stronger, and healthier lashes in just two to four weeks. The unique prostaglandin-free formula features biotin (an essential vitamin), arginine (an amino acid), and herbal extracts. As confirmed in our reader's review with photographic documentation,
LashFood does condition and repair the brittle damage wrought by mascara and lash extensions. Whether it will promote visible growth in your lashes is in the eye of the beholder.
Tell us why your eyelashes could use a natural boost and why your body wouldn't mind some TLC. We'll pick a winner from the comments at random on Tuesday. Please be willing to share the love and send in a review of your prize. If you're not a winner this time around, console yourself with these chocolate beauties
Ingredients in LashFood
Water, Arginine, Biotin, Trehalose, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 80, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Angelica Gigas Root Extract, Ephedra Sinica Extract, Sophora Angustifolia Extract, Arctium Lappa Seed Extract, Thuja Orientalis Extract, Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Carthamus Tinctirius Flower Extract, Betillia Stritata Root Extract, Rheum Undulatum Extract (root/stalk/stem), Placenta Protein, Erythritol, Carbomer, Copper Tripeptide 1
Key Ingredients in Sothys Energizing Bath Pebbles
Complex of energizing essential oils (eucalyptus, cardamome, neroli, nutmeg, red thyme).