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Own Natural Skin Care
What: The new Northern California-based line uses fragrance-free plant extracts and restores lipids to boost skin cell and collagen renewal.
Why: Nonsudsing cleansers and matte face lotions so gentle you’ll forget you’ve used them — until you look in the mirror.
Where: Available at ownproducts.com, $12-$25.
What: Painter, journalist, and antiques market addict Mary DeYoe restores vintage mirrors using elbow grease and self-taught calligraphy.
Why: Original and commissioned quotes range from coy (“Oh, yes indeed”) to kooky (“I am just one bubble bath and a bottle of gin away from absolute perfection”).
Where: Available at mdydesigns.com, $50-$450.
What: Minnesota-based, small-batch artisanal caramels come in simple flavors (classic, turtle pecan, chocolate, espresso, and French sea salt) and mix ’n’ match options for endlessly addictive snacking.
Why: Gift sweeties (or yourself) with caramel-of-the-month-club subscriptions for single-wrapped and bite-size treats.
Where: Available at poorboycandy.com, $8-$33.
DailyCandy on GoWatchIt
What: Check out the curated channel of films that has our team buzzing. Updated monthly, it’s your guide to what to see and where it’s showing.
Why: True film buffs track movies from their announcements to when they hit theaters and beyond. Create a universal queue and receive alerts when your favorites arrive on Netflix, iTunes, VOD, and more.
Where: Visit our channel at gowatchit.com.
What: Connect the simple nylon string to your headphones, then loop it around your neck to keep wandering buds close to your collarbone.
Why: Put an end to dangling cords between silent jam sessions.
Where: Available at quirky.com, $6.
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