By Mary N. DiZazzo

Ciao bella,

You've always wanted to be a Rockette. Now you can be a "Lushette" and live out any of your dreams.

Lush, the fabulous cosmetic groceria should be opening soon close to you. So keep the ears and eyes open for the nearest natural handmade products galleria.

For now, visit Lush in Boston at the Newbury Street location, the closest Santa's home of Lapland!

Indulge your skin and your senses with the scents of Christmas. The Christmas Cracker Bubble Bar slice is a holiday fest by itself. Fragrant and creamy is the Jingle Bell Bath Bomb for one or two with the wonder of Cognac oil, orange oil, glitter, and confetti. It's scented with gardenia. Heavenly scented to make you candy delicious is Angel Delights Soap. That's just to name a few; a galore of much more awaits you. Mr. Butterball Snowman bath bomb is Frosty's fav. It contains real bits of soothing cocoa butter with subtle hints of chocolate and sensuous vanilla.

I was strolling through the streets of New York City and lo and behold, the new Lush residence. I noticed their fresh facial bar on ice. A unique array of concoctions for whatever ails your mug. These potions must be refrigerated and used within three weeks of purchase.

New York City being far from home and frig, I purchased a cold one, Cosmetic Catastrophe, made with blueberries and calamine.

So on Thanksgiving morning, while feasting our eyes on the parade in Times Square, my Dad, David, and I enjoyed the magical benefits of Cosmetic Catastrophe. Our smooth skin was ready to attend our Thanksgiving party later on.

Taking care of what you have now will surely pay off as Mother Nature taps on your door. Be fragrant and alluring this holiday season with a visit to Lush.

Buona giornata.


Have you missed any of Mary's columns in the Post-Gazette? Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns on her website She is a third-generation cosmetologist and owner of Mary for Nails, etc. natural nailcare salon in Andover, and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183. She also sees select clients by appointment in Boston at (617) 742-6881.