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That's Amore

by Sarah A. Freiseis
Valentine's Day - a time for chocolates, champagne, red roses...and so much more if you know what to look for. At FashionLedge.com we enjoy indulging ourselves in the luxury of love. Inspired by all things romantic, we're delighted to share style and skincare items that are sure to get you in the mood. Drop the hint to that special someone, treat yourself, or someone else! In Love Classic Petal Bubble Bath from Lollia blends Olive Fruit, Avocado oils, and Vitamin E to create a moisture rich perfumed formula infused with Apple Blossom, Jasmine, and Living Rose. The Italian glass bottle with decorative key topper is the perfect packaging for the pourable suds (475 ml). Available for $34 online at lollialife.com. Add some aromatherapy to your bath time bliss, or anytime with Way Out Wax. Escentual Love is made with 100% soy wax and pure essential oils. A cobalt blue glass contains a candle of soothing scents of lavender, patchouli and rosewood. Get yours via wayoutwax.com.

Another bath, or anywhere compliment that intoxicatingly invites you to get into the mood is the Natural Dark Chocolate Face Mask by ECCO BELLA. The gluten-free, vegan product is rich in iron, magnesium, vitamins, and antioxidants, without water or preservatives, and is 70% organic including ingredients cocoa powder and safflower oil. Get this guilt-free chocolate treatment for $26.95 delivered straight to your door: www.eccobella.com. Moisturize more with an after suds soften-up from L’Occitane. The Hugs & Kisses Shea Duo nourishes and protects lips and hands, prepping them for romantic moments to come. The Moisturizing Organic Shea Lip Balm (.5 oz) and the Shea Butter Mini Hand Cream (1 oz.) sell for $12 and $10 respectively, and $19 as a set online: http://usa.loccitane.com. Top it all off with total body allure thanks to Sula’s Champagne Sugar Eau de Parfum. This sweet scent features rich notes of champagne, ginger, sugar and candied fruits. The 1 oz. (30 ml) bottle is available in a square spritzer at online retailers like amazon.com.

Beyond beauty, there’s the bod to consider. Spice things up with swim well before summer. Victoria's Secret aptly named Angels, Islands & Oh-So-Sexy 2012 swim campaign has got fingers clicking with catalog happy, and rightly so. See for yourself, Brazilian inspired styles for those who dare to wear: victoriassecret.com. Looking for something with more coverage, how about some spunky little numbers from XOXO? Lovely, as a lady in red, black, and white, or any of those combinations would do just right. Spots, dots, and stripes for interest too, pick up some punchy pieces at a Macy’s or at a Dillard’s store near you.

No better time for jewelry than the present we always say. Here’s our recommendation for a unique V-Day start to a stacker, Betty Carré ring(s). Wear one, two, or ten - prices range from $30 to $188. Pick your 18 Karats of pleasure at http://www.bettycarrestore.com/. If you want to step it up with star style, we suggest accessorizing with Jacquie Aiches Fine Jewelry Collection. Jacquie’s designs blend precious metals, gemstones and other organic materials into personal treasures since 2008. Sold in over 250 retailers worldwide, the line has a celebrity studded following to include the likes of: Rihanna, Penelope Cruz, Halle Berry, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Aniston, Alessandra Ambrosio, Vanessa Hudgens, and Faith Hill. We hope you’ll enjoy some of our tips for giving gifts that offer sentiment and evoke the spirit. Love is in the air, and everywhere else too!