19 Rose-Scented Beauty Products You’ll Need This Spring
If there’s one thing we love more than pretty product packaging (try saying that three times fast), it’s products that leave us smelling amazing. To us, there’s no scent more universally beloved than the smell of roses. You can mist it on your hair, swipe it on your lips or, like Kim KW, use it to cleanse your skin. Not only will you smell great, but rosewater is also a naturally moisturizing ingredient, making it the perfect post-winter pick-me-up for your skin. With spring just around the corner, we’re sharing our favorite rose-scented beauty buys for every beauty need.
1. AERIN Beauty Rose Lip Conditioner ($28): Between the intensive skin conditioners and calming rose scent, this AERIN lip conditioner will quickly become a staple in your everyday beauty routine.
2. Aesop Damascan Rose Facial Treatment ($75): This facial treatment is the perfect solution for dry winter skin. With a blend of 10 plant extracts, this sweet-smelling treatment provides maximum hydration.
3. The Body Shop Wild Rose Hand Cream ($10): Use this hand cream daily for a rose hip oil moisture boost that will help even out your skin tone.
4. Chloé Roses De Chloé ($120): Chloé’s signature eau de toilette blends notes of white musk, amber and heart of Damascena rose essence for a delicate floral scent that will linger all day long.
5. Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist ($18): Calming rose extracts help this mist balance pH levels for the perfect mid-day refresher for your skin.
6. Korres Wild Rose Daily Brightening & Refining Buff Cleanser ($28): Korres’ exfoliant is gentle enough to be used every day to help uncover smooth, luminous, sweet-smelling skin.
7. L’Occitane Rose Aurore Radiant Hand Cream ($21): For beautiful hands that are soft to the touch, use this hand cream, which has the added bonus of smelling like delicate white roses.
8. Olivine Atelier Love + Roses Beauty Mist ($36): A beauty mist that can be used to refresh your hair, makeup and skin all while smelling like thousands of rose petals? We’ll take ALL the bottles.
9. LUSH Rose Jam Shower Gel: Begin moisturizing in the shower with this indulgent rose and lemon-scented shower gel that will leave your skin ultra hydrated.
11. L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Soft Creme – Rose Hart ($26): Your skin will never feel softer than after using this body cream. It’s rich enough to soothe dry skin while its light texture helps to absorb quickly.
12. Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater ($7): The rosewater in this facial spray will help rejuvenate dry, dehydrated skin and set your makeup for a budge-free look.
13. Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask ($45): Counteract signs of aging with this cooling gel that uses rose stem cells blended with rose extracts to repair fine lines and wrinkles.
14. REN Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil ($48): After a long, hard day, nothing will feel better than a warm bath with this soothing rose bath oil.
15. Smith’s Rosebud Salve ($6): There’s a reason this lip balm is a cult favorite among beauty pros and novices alike. Its light brush of color looks perfect on every skin tone, while the rich moisturizers keep your lips smooth for hours.
16. Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Cleansing Gel ($38): Fight a dull complexion with this rose stem cell cleansing gel. The light touch of the rosewater will have your skin looking and feeling clean and rejuvenated.
17. SU:M37 Cleansing Stick ($32): A cleansing stick may be a foreign concept, but just one swipe from this SU:M37 stick will turn you into a convert. This cleanser is packed with coconut oil, camellia oil and rose petals for a formula that leaves your face clean, refreshed and smelling great.
18. Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner ($10): Toner is that magical beauty buy that falls in between a cleanser and a moisturizer. Not only is Thayer’s toner non-drying, but the rose petal water makes each swipe of this product incredibly soothing on your face.
19. By Terry Refreshing Cleansing Gel ($52): Kim K mentioned this as one of the many beauty products in her routine, and for good reason. This rose-scented gel works to gently dissolve makeup and any traces of pollution to leave your skin clean, toned and luminous.
Have you tried any rose-scented beauty products that didn’t make our list? Let us know in the comments below!
Welcome to Selfmade Finance School, our new money series with Block Advisors to help small business owners with their tax, bookkeeping, and payroll needs year-round. This week, we explore the tax implications of bringing family members into your business.
The question for today is this: Does hiring your family members make sense for your business? Let me be clear. This is not a piece about whether hiring your family members makes sense for your relationships with those family members. As someone who is part of a family business, I could fill up a lot more than 600 words on my opinions about that. For today's purposes, we focus on whether it makes sense from an overall "good business and tax implication" perspective. As it turns out, there is a decent amount of tax nuance when it comes to employing your family. Let's break it down based on relationship to the employee:
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Spouses Who Are In Business Together
Personally, if I had to be in business with my husband, it would not go well. However, many couples build viable, strong businesses together and I say, good for them! Depending on how you have your business entity structured, it will make a big difference on the tax treatment of you and your spouse working as partners. Because a business jointly owned and operated by a married couple is generally treated as a partnership for Federal tax purposes, the spouses must comply with filing and record keeping requirements imposed on partnerships and their partners. The election to file two Schedule C (Form 1040) forms, (one for each spouse) permits certain married co-owners to avoid filing partnership returns, provided that each spouse separately reports a share of all the businesses' items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit. Under the election, both spouses will be subject to self-employment tax and on net earnings from self-employment and receive credit for Social Security earnings.
One Spouse Employs Another
If you have a dynamic where your spouse is an employee of your business, then your spouse's wages are subject to income tax withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes. If you are self-employed (not a corporation or a partnership), your spouse's pay does not have to be included in your federal unemployment tax account (FUTA) contributions and payments. However, if your business is a corporation or a partnership you must include that spouse's pay in your unemployment tax contribution calculation.
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You Employ Your Child
First, let's be clear. I work in my family business, but I am an adult, so I am treated just like a normal employee. However, if you, for example, run a family restaurant and want to hire your children under 18 to work for you, there are some tax benefits. But first, you should check with your state for rules on how many hours minors can work (in non-agricultural jobs) and reference the Fair Labor Standards Act for information on limitations on the kinds of work children can perform.
"This is an often overlooked or under-utilized strategy. Paying your children for true services they provide in your business can be a powerful tax-saving tool," says Cathi Reed, Block Advisors Regional Director. "If you are a sole-proprietorship or single member LLC, and the child is less than 18 years of age, the business is not required to withhold FICA or payroll taxes. The child can use his or her standard deduction against income you pay."
You Hire Your Parent
Oh dear. If you are brave enough to do this, know that you will need to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes on your parent's wages and make the appropriate withholdings, but you don't have to pay unemployment taxes. Now all you have to do is convince your parent that you are the boss. Have fun with that!
Is Hiring Family Members Worth It For The Tax Benefits?
"There are some positive tax advantages to hiring family members. It's important to treat a family member like any other employee. Hiring your children can result in substantial savings for businesses. Make sure your child has real, age-appropriate work to do and a reasonable pay rate, comparable to other employees. Consult with a Block Advisors small business certified tax pro to ensure that you are complying with all requirements," advises Reed. "Block Advisors, a team within H&R Block, is dedicated to meeting the tax, bookkeeping and payroll needs of small business owners year-round. To start working with the tax experts at Block Advisors, visit blockadvisors.com."
In my opinion, you should not hire a family member solely because of the tax benefits. You should always hire based on whether that person is right for the job and keep in mind how this hire could materially impact your relationship with that person and others in your family. Finally, as I mentioned, make sure you have a tax professional on your team when making these determinations. As you can see, things can get a little tricky!
*All details were sourced from IRS.gov and blockadvisors.com