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Sweet Scent Giveaway: Xela Aroma White Linen Candle

Back in 2000, Maryann Mihalopoulos, a seasoned attorney turned part-time entrepreneur, converted her passion for ambrosial fragrances into a sweet side business she called Xela Aroma. The brand peddles a dreamy lineup of candles and diffusers, each made and manufactured with essential oils, right here in Dallas. This week, one lucky winner will be able to take home the Classic White Linen Candle. The serene blend of chamomile, patchouli, cyclamen, jasmine, violet and musk promises to soothe your senses; and if the aroma on its own doesn’t suffice, the candle’s lovely packaging and 14-ounce, gold-trimmed jar might do the trick.

Enter here to win.

Katherine Burks is a ShopTalk intern.

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Giveaway: Goldfaden MD Exfoliator and Skin Brightener

As a self-proclaimed beauty fanatic, I am always on the hunt for exfoliators, moisturizers, and skin brighteners that can supercharge my skincare regimen without leaving behind unwanted irritation. Stanley Korshak’s new Goldfaden MD lineup has my attention. The brand says it steers clear of harsh chemical add-ins to make room for organic, all-natural ingredients and peddles a […]

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Sunkissed Scent Giveaway: Lavanilla Vanilla Summer

I’m already a fan of Lavanilla, a brand that aims to make the fragrance experience a healthier one. Perfumes, if you are unaware, are full of chemicals. Lavanilla, on the other hand, focuses on essential oils and leaves out the mineral oils, synthetic dyes and fragrances, chemical sunscreens, aluminum, and sulfates. Typically, with perfumes on the natural end of the spectrum, I find they don’t last long without the powers of synthetic ingredients, but Lavanilla leaves a lingering sweetness that lasts all day. Everything the brand makes is vanilla-based (Vanilla Grapefruit, Vanilla Blackberry, etc). I wear the Pure Vanilla perfume almost daily and slather on the Vanilla Lavender body butter nightly. The limited-edition Vanilla Summer variation has me drooling. The list of the notes alone should sell you: tropical mango, juicy pineapple, creamy coconut milk, island sugar cane, and Madagascar vanilla. That’s a serious vacation elixir. I’ve got one to give away. Enter here to win.

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