BECKY SHER | Hype Sugar scrub will wake your senses
School is back in session, and long days of baking on the beach are over. Sigh. No more sleeping late and sitting down at the breakfast table only to learn that lunch is being served. Sigh again. If you're anything like us, it's going to take more than a blaring alarm clock to get you in fighting form this fall.
Luckily, we've found our savior -- Grapefruit Peppermint Exhilarating Sugar Scrub. The gooey exfoliating scrub is one of the latest creations from Bath & amp; Body Works, the chain that gave the world shower gel and body lotion in every scent known to the nose. But the scoop on this sugar scrub -- part of B & amp;BW's Aromatherapy Awake line -- is the burst of mind-clearing fragrance when you unscrew the lid. The citrus-mint combo provides some major pow -- talk about a wake-up call! Plus, its gentle exfoliators buff your skin ultra-smooth. And if the sugar scrub isn't enough to shock your system, stock up on other aromatherapy products in the Awake line, like restorative body oil, invigorating body wash and refreshing facial mist. Look for the products, which range in price from $10 to $20, at a Bath & amp; Body Works store near you.
Betcha thought you were too cool for Crayola as soon as you learned to write in cursive. Think again -- the crayon company has come up with a product that even the hippest teens will clamor for. (Don't turn up your nose at us -- have we ever led you astray?) With Window FX markers, you can decorate windows and mirrors with words and drawings to your heart's content.
Our suggestions? Use the opaque markers to decorate your school's windows on homecoming weekend. (The more intimidating the better -- though we only advocate polite messages, of course.) Decorate the windows of your pal's car on her birthday. Freak out your little brother by drawing a crazy monster on the bathroom mirror. The markers come in eight basic colors, like orange, pink and white, and they're washable, so your message isn't permanent. Pick up a pack for about $4 wherever Crayola products are sold.
XBecky Sher writes Hype for Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service. You can write to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.