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A CUPPA CLEAN
Have a tough time getting going in the mornings?
Here's something interesting: caffeinated soap.
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It's for real. It's called Shower Shock and is an all-vegetable-based soap scented with peppermint and infused with caffeine!
You're skin is supposed to absorb the caffeine and you leave the shower all perked up.
It's available at www.thinkgeek.com, a site that describes itself as a source of "stuff that would appeal to the thousands of people out there who were on the front line and in the trenches as the Internet was forged."
It's $6.99 a bar.
USE YOUR HEAD FOR MOM
It's so difficult to find something that's pretty yet substantive, but I held out hope for these adorable and very festive white chocolate truffle bonnets.
They're handmade by Moonstruck Chocolate and they're available for Mother's Day.
Flavors: raspberry frappe, lemon mousse, orange mousse, and summer mint tea.
They look better than they taste, but they might be a good conversation starter.
They're $24 for eight. Available at moonstruckchocolate.com.
If you're in need of a tiara or a veil -- the kind worn by brides, not princesses in mourning -- www.veilshop.com may be able to help.
The site offers veils in 10 colors (white, diamond white, light ivory, etc.), 10 edge finishes and six lengths. Combined with a variety of layers and other embellishments, www.veilshop.com offers about 250,000 veil and headpiece combos.
The site is a little creepy. The veils are shown on a mannequin who looks dead. But once you get past that, the site is fairly easy to navigate.
The average veil and headpiece set costs $120.