It might be somewhat rare for the worlds of beauty and food to collide, but it certainly can be a beautiful thing when they do. For instance, when my fingernails recently donned “A Oui Bit of Red”, I dreamt each morning of nibbling a croissant and sipping a café au lait at a bistro table on some unknown Parisian sidewalk. This image was certainly more beautiful than my reality - shoveling yogurt into my mouth between answering emails and returning phone calls.
Even more than perfectly manicured hands, lip balm is a necessity for my ever-dry lips, but finding the perfect brand has been less than an easy task. Too waxy, too drying, too fragrant, too tingly – it is an extensive list of grievances. Then, a few weeks ago, a coworker graciously gifted samples of lip balm, inspired by food and the seasons. She and her husband are responsible for these absolutely addictive Stewart & Claire balms, which are custom made to order. I am currently addicted to Autumn’s gingery smell and find myself reapplying much more than needed. These balms are organic and have a forewarned shorter lifespan than other commercial balms, so I am parting with two and spreading the love to Washington DC and Virginia. Check out the Stewart & Claire website and become addicted too!