We are strong believers in the power of flowers. And so was 11th century Persian physician Ibni-i-Sina (Avicenna), who spoke extensively on the amazing effects of roses. He likened their health benefits to today’s “mind-body” therapy. In fact, during the blooming season the ill were carried to and submerged in wells filled with rose pulp residue. (Micozzi)
So while everyone may not get (or even want) a bouquet of long stems for V-Day, there are a number of amazing rose-scented products that you can douse yourself in like they used to do back in Avicienna’s day (you know, without the hassle of getting hoisted into a rose well). AND— I’m pretty sure I read somewhere that Cleopatra seduced her lovers by bathing in rose-infused water. I figure if it worked for her, it can’t hurt. Plus, these products will surely last you much, much longer. One thing is clear, whether you’re single or hitched, the sweet smell of roses has the potential to brighten your day—and potentially your skin too. A double win.
In honor of Valentine’s Day and pretty little things in general, we took to Etsy and selected a few gorgeous vintage lingerie pieces that’ll make your little romantic heart pitter-patter. It definitely does not have to be a special occasion to wear something sexy to bed. In fact, donning a cute nightie anytime is a good time to increase your bedtime mojo. Here is a breakdown of our favorite designs by the decade:
Hey Dolls…Check out vol. 1 in the #SexyIsTheNewSassy vignette video series. This first vid. features my Valentines’s Day take on a SWEET leopard mani. Y'all know my heart beats for a beautiful leopard print! 😍 #swoon Stay tuned… another video drops tomorrow! Thanks for the love, my loves!!!