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Editor's Picks: Gift-Worthy Perfumes

A fragrance is such a great gift for a special someone. It's substantial but not too expensive, depending on which kind. And the good ones come in such pretty bottles.For an incredibly unique perfume, Immortal Perfumes pictured above, offers a combination of beautiful scents and rich, romantic history.

My personal go-to fragrances tend to be the Victoria's Secret perfumes. Scents like Sexy Little Things Noir by Victoria's Secret come in such beautiful packaging, though I'm partial to the scent of VS Pink and VS Sheer Love.


A fragrance can serve as a sentimental gift. With scents like Lollia In Love, Lolliamakes for a very sweet gift. I love the floral prints and unique packaging for their other items like bath soap and lotion. If it isn't being given as a romantic gift, for example, a lotion and bath soap set is much more suitable. For a nice sampling of the different scents, try this Lollia Little Luxe Gift Set.


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Skinny Berry Crisp



This skinny berry crisp is so great to help you stay on track. It's just over 250 calories with no sugar or butter, and the fiber from the oats and berries will leave you feeling full with just one serving. It's also pretty easy, so you can have it whenever that sweet tooth strikes. I really prefer homemade and antioxidant-rich treats like this whenever I'm trying to get back into shape. It's not just some processed low-fat quick fix. It's something that will fuel my body, will keep me from feeling hungry, and will make me feel good about what I'm eating. Those things are crucial when it comes to staying motivated with a healthy eating plan. It's such a healthy dessert, you could even make it for breakfast. Add in some raw almonds or walnuts for healthy protein. *This recipe is for a single serving. Double it up to serve two, or make four servings in one regular-size pie pan!


INGREDIENTS
  • 3/4 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 of one large banana
  • one and 1/2 tsp vanilla (use seeds from one and a half vanilla bean if you can)
  • one and 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • one and 1/2 packets Stevia
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place the berries into a small bowl and add one tsp vanilla, half tsp cinnamon, and one packet Stevia. Stir to combine.
  3. In a separate bowl mash up half a banana with half tsp vanilla, dash of nutmeg, half tsp cinnamon, and one half packet of Stevia. Stir until most of the lumps are gone.
  4. Stir in a half cup of oats and combine thoroughly.
  5. Place your berry mixture into a small baking dish or ramekin then top evenly with the banana-oat topping.
  6. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!

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