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Marvelous You
By Melissa Miller




MarvelousYou.com owner, Margaret Ann De Pippo, has an eye for elegant and scentful bath and body products. She carries the much sought after Italian Erbe line, based on traditional Italian herbal prescriptions.

Erbe has reached cult status for its fragrant and healing body creams and natural, aromatic treatment shampoos. Calendula Body Cream ($29.50 for 7oz), made with vegetable and essential oils, is a soothing and super hydrating skin treatment. It’s also recommended for stretch marks and pregnancy skin care.

Erbe Body Cream is also available in Lavender or Bergamot as well as in a gentle, pH balanced Bath and Shower Gel ($22 for 11.5oz) and Soap ($23 for 10.5oz/3 bars). Not to be missed is Erbe’s Lemon Hand Cream ($15 for 2.6oz).

This refreshing, non-greasy hand treatment is composed of sweet almond oil, calendula, lemon, cucumber, avocado and evening primrose. This has been a staple in my bag for over ten years. It provides a superb mid-day pick-up with its zesty lemon fragrance. Erbe also makes an impressive facial skin care and hair care range.

Another popular line is Speziali Fiorentini by Derbe from Florence, Italy; Speziali Fiorentini Marvelous You can barely keep the Citrus Blend or White Musk Body Ultra Rich Body Creams in stock ($19.00 for 5 oz). These heavenly scented creams are wonderfully silky and moisturizing, truly in a class by themselves.

Packaged in tubes and boxes with gorgeous artwork, these make lovely gifts, as do the matching Bath and Shower Gel ($16.00 for 10oz), Soap ($15.00 for 9.9 oz/3 bars) and Perfume Oil ($15.00 for .04oz).

Other scents available are Florentine Iris, Vanilla, Green Tea, Honeysuckle, Sandalwood, Passion Flower and Black Tea. The Vanilla Perfume Oil is simply gorgeous, warm, sexy and not too sweet. If you’ve been searching for the perfect vanilla fragrance – look no further.

Another Marvelous You bestseller is the Cali Cosmetics line of bath and body products from the Cali Beauty Farm on the outskirts of Rome. These special formulations are in rich olive oil, beta-carotene and vitamins A and E.

The Moisturizing Body Scrub ($19.00 for 8.5oz) provides a splendid gentle exfoliation with a delicate scent. It leaves the skin baby soft without any oiliness. The detergent-free Gentle Shower and Bath Gel ($16.00 for 8.5oz) contains lettuce leaf to soften and sooth the skin, and amica montana which has antiseptic and healing properties.

The range also contains Hand and Body Lotion ($19.00 for 8.5oz), Moisturizing Olive Oil Soap ($14.00 for 5.75oz), Foaming Bath Oil ($18.00 for 8.5oz), Moisturizing Foot Lotion ($19.00 for 6.4oz), and my personal favorite, Moisturizing Foot Scrub ($19.00 for 6.4oz), which gives those calluses a thorough workout.

A Marvelous You plus is that all products made in every scent and product type are carried for each brand. I always get frustrated, when shopping for an item such as body lotion, if I also decide to purchase the matching shower gel and body oil and I’m told that only the lotion from that line is carried at that particular place. I therefore appreciate the convenience of one stop shopping offered at Marvelous You.

MarvelousYou.com also carries I Coloniali, Korres Natural from Greece, Terra Nova, Amourelle Candles and a unique assortment of high-end European facial skin care including the exclusive Margy’s Monte Carlo skin care line.



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