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Travel Amenity Kits
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We’re thrilled to introduce a skillfully collaborated collection of Bella Lucce’s bestsellers, now offered in TSA-friendly sizes tucked inside chic cotton travel bags. Our new Travel Amenity Kits enable you to take your favorite Bella Lucce luxuries for face and body on the road no matter where your travels may take you. Whether you’re off on an adventure by plane, train or automobile, we wish you happy travels!

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From Morocco With Love

Shop Bella Luccè's nonprofit to discover a treasure trove of handmade Moroccan luxuries and learn how adding beauty to your life can change the lives of indigenous Berber people.
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Latest Obsession
Inspirational Jewlery from LuluBug
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My teenage daughter recently left for a summer service trip to Thailand. I was scouring Etsy for a piece of inspirational jewelry to give her when I stumbled upon LuluBug. I’m smitten with her whimsical, original designs in sterling silver. My Chloe scored a locket that said “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams…” but I’ve got my eye on several other pieces as well. Who could resist the “You are my sunshine” necklace?

Ingredient of the Month
Crushed Freshwater Pearls

Crushed Freshwater Pearls: Celebrated by Asian women and ancient Chinese pharmacopoeia for more than 3,000 years, pearl powder has a rich history and a myriad of legendary tales about its use at the Imperial Palace. Created by pulverizing real freshwater pearls, it is reputed to boost skins brightness and is rich in both amino acids and trace minerals.

Find it in: Shiitake & Green Tea Antioxidant Serum, Detoxifying Giinger-Wasabi Masque, Orchid & Crushed Pearl Body Creme

Food For Thought

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma- which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

- Steve Jobs

Home Spa Rituals
Lavender- Honey Milk Bath

3 tbsp. Dried Lavender Flowers*
1 1/2 cups Whole Milk or Buttermilk
1/3 cup Honey

Process lavender flowers in a blender until they become a powder, turning off the blender and scraping down the sides as necessary. Whisk together lavender powder, milk, and honey in a glass bowl, then pour into a jar. Before each use, shake the jar and pour half of the mixture into the bath. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Makes enough for 2 baths.

*Dried lavender flowers can be found in the spice section of gourmet and specialty stores. (Recipe courtesy of the National Honey Board)

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Last minute holiday gift ideas

December 21, 2011

This season, my Celie and I decided to make gourmet gifts for friends, families and teachers and we were so thrilled with the results that I wanted to share them with you. These are truly so fast and easy that...

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The Keys to Healthy Summer Skin

July 15, 2011

As the country suffers under a record-setting heat wave, I thought now might be a good time to brush up on some important tips for beating the summer summer temps and keeping your skin looking a healthy as possible. 1....

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7 tips for shopping smart while shopping indie

March 7, 2011

In this industry, we are spoilt for choice. There is no shortage of small, independent beauty companies offering a variety of products and that's a fantastic thing for consumers. However, as consumers we have a responsibility to perform our due...

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A peek inside our shea butter processing facility in Uganda

August 12, 2010

While in Uganda, I had the chance to observe the process of turning raw shea nuts into finished Nilotica shea butter, known as "moo yao" in Langi, the local language. There’s a fascinating, labor-intensive process behind that creamy shea butter...

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A visit to an authentic Moroccan hammam

October 1, 2009

Moroccan hammams are traditional bath houses that have played a vital role in Arab cultures for hundreds of years. Local women congregate here to relax, nourish themselves, visit with friends and catch up on town gossip. The hammams truly are...

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The Keys to Healthy Summer Skin

July 30, 2009

The mercury is rising, the sun is shining and summer rolls on. While I love all the goodness summer brings (trips to the beach, lazy days with the kids, lots of family and friends and POPSICLES!), I dread what this...

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A peek inside an argan oil cooperative

July 2, 2009

As I have come to discover recently, Moroccan women are a special kind of beautiful. I have long studied their indigenous beauty rituals and have found them fascinating, so I jumped at the chance to visit an argan oil co-op...

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The dreaded “P” word

July 1, 2008

When people realize what I do for a living, they typically have a few questions. More often than not, their first question is “how did you get started doing THAT?” I realize that starting a beauty company from your kitchen...

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QC stands for Quality Control

June 20, 2008

In my house, it also stands for "quit complaining", but that's a story for another day... As a refined women of excellent taste, you are likely aware of the countless bath and body products on the market today. As a...

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Proud to be phthalate-free

June 12, 2008

Bella Luccè is proud to announce that our entire product collection is now certified phthalate-free. But what is a phthalate anyways (and how in the hell do you pronounce it)? Drop the “ph” and say it “thal-ate” and you’re well...

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Bella Luccè just got greener…

May 19, 2008

I am thrilled to announce that Bella Luccè has just been certified as “Carbon Balanced” by TerraPass. We’ve purchased 79 tons of carbon offset credits to neutralize the full extent of our in on-site power consumption, corporate travel, computer...

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Make it an Indie Holiday

November 17, 2006

Those of you who know me personally are well aware of my usual holiday scramble. I start my shopping sometime between December 17th-20th and it's a full-on marathon right up until Christmas Eve. I don't mean to do it that...

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October is Fair Trade Month

October 6, 2006

By now you’re likely somewhat familiar with the buzz words “fair trade.” As the concept of organic materials has seeped into almost every facet of modern society, so too is the concept of fair trade gaining speed. And with good...

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Surviving Summer Humidity 101

July 10, 2006

We’re in the midst of a doggedly hot summer and the mercury seems intent on setting new records every day. Having lived most of my life in the Deep South, I’ve grown rather accustomed to air so thick with humidity...

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Soda Pop & Ice Cream: Waxing Philosophical About
Business Ethics

July 6, 2006

I stumbled upon a fascinating story yesterday while perusing CNN.com and its details occupied a large portion of my thoughts last evening. I read the story several times and it proved fertile ground for an intriguing discussion with my husband....

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The Etiquette of Spa: Part 3

June 19, 2006

There is a particular etiquette to spa-ing and understanding what to expect will only enrich your experience. Keep these tips in mind next time you hit the spa! Requesting Specific Times & Therapists Book well in advance to ensure the...

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Speaking the Spa Lingo: Part 2

June 12, 2006

You may feel as though you’re reading a foreign language the first time you peruse a spa menu. The spa industry has its own unique terminology and learning to understand what you’re reading can take a bit of adjustment. Here’s...

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Learning to Spa: Part 1

June 9, 2006

The spa business is certainly booming. In America alone, consumers spent $11.8 billion dollars between their visits to day, medical, resort and destination spas in 2004. The U.S. has more than 86.7 million square feet of indoor space located within...

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The Keys To Healthy Summer Skin

June 3, 2006

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Celebrate Earth Day 2006

April 22, 2006

Today is Earth Day, a celebration of all things natural and a time dedicated to understanding our environmental impact. This is one my favorite days of the year...I encourage you to do something special today to honor Mother Earth. 1....

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Chicken Skin Syndrome, Demystified…

December 2, 2005

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The Perfect At-Home Pedicure

September 8, 2005

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Staying Safe In The Sun

July 5, 2005

We’ve all heard the omnipresent warnings about sun exposure, so I’ll spare you the lecture about how dangerous the sun’s rays can be. It’s my sincere hope that if premature aging doesn’t convince you to swear you off sun-worshipping, then...

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Becoming A Savvy Web Shopper

June 20, 2005

What could be more blissful than munching on chocolates as you relax in your pajamas, shopping the latest designer goods in the comfort of your favorite chair? We can't think of a single thing...and, apparently, we're not alone. There's no...

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Understanding Preservatives In Skincare

June 6, 2005

Ever wondered about the fuss surrounding preservatives in skincare? Sit back and buckle up: we're here to help decode the mystery and separate fact from fiction, offering up more than you likely ever wanted to know about cosmetic preservatives. Why...

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Six Tips For Healthy Summer Skin

May 2, 2005

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