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By Nieves Natural Handmade Body Care

Nieves Rathbun is an enchantress. You may think we're exaggerating, but the proprietor of By Nieves cosmetics commands an ethereal realm, can do magic, and wears diaphanous gowns. Be honest: Isn't that who you want mixing the elixir with which you anoint yourself each morn? Rathbun learned chemistry at respected skincare companies Zia and V'tae, and later secluded herself in an oaken library to learn more via ancient tomes, rune-reading, and witches. From her charm-protected laboratory, she produces "C" Perfect Skin, a blend of precious oils and vitamin C; the Balm, which is "safe to use everywhere"; and spirit-lifting Bath Salt. Men are often drawn to Cloud of Protection, a freshening spray keeping you safe from "illness, bad vibes, and stinkiness." Recent Facebook post by Rathbun: "I just found out Queens of the Stone Age love Cloud of Protection!" Find By Nieves potions at Five and Diamond, Swankety Swank, and Glama-Rama.

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