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Valentine’s Day Giveaway Alert – Rosy lips to Kiss With @Vaseline Lip Therapy and #@MariBelle Chocolates

Friday, February 7th, 2014



There is no better time to have kissable soft lips like the present. That’s why Vaseline’s new portable Lip Therapy  in Rosy Lips are going out with you. In the new tiny portable size  jar you can carry around in your purse for full on moisture in a rosy new tint.

This Valentine’s Day, Vaseline is spreading the love by offering the chance to win a box of MarieBelle chocolates and a jar of Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips! Want to win?  Leave a comment with your email , retweet the article  and tag it

#Rosylips @VaselineBrand


*Contest ends on 2/12 at 3:00pm EST.

Win this box of chocolate from Maribelle

Win this box of chocolate from MariBelle



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Glam Holiday Shopping With L’Occitaine

Monday, November 4th, 2013
Glam Shopping at L'occitaine

Glam Shopping at L’occitaine







L’OCCITANE will throw its first Glam Holiday Party with a special meet and greet hosted by YouTube Personality, Jessica Harlow, who will share her holiday beauty and shopping tips! Guests shopping theL’OCCITANE flagship boutique in New York’s Flatiron District will be treated to custom cocktails (with any $25 purchase) and enjoy complimentary signature L’OCCITANE beauty rituals such as hand massages, mini-facials and fragrance layering. With any $65 purchase, shoppers may also receive aL’OCCITANE Glam Survival Kit filled with L’OCCITANE favorites like Almond Shower Oil, Shea Butter Hand Cream, NEW! Fleur d’or & Acacia Lip Gloss, Verbena Eau de Toilette and Magic Key (a very clever accessory, made to savor every drop of the beloved Shea Butter Hand Cream). So stop byL’OCCITANE and celebrate this holiday season the Provençal way!


WHO: L’OCCITANE and YouTube Personality Jessica Harlow


WHERE: L’OCCITANE Flatiron Boutique – 170 5th Avenue @ 22nd Street


WHY: Celebrate the season and get a jump-start on holiday shopping at L’OCCITANE’S Glam Party!


WHEN: Thursday, November 7th 5:00PM-8:00PM









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New you for the holidays? Organic inspired beauty gifts items

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Since many of us have particular beauty issues we focus on wouldn’t be only fair to give the gift that keeps on giving. Consider your giftee and think about  their lifestyle. The two in mind  for me were making changes and  I wanted find gifts based on beauty needs I’ve heard them discuss and keep the gifts in the natural relm.  As both are making the transitions to vegetarians. If you are in the same boat I’d suggest any of these items.

The Gift of beautiful hair 

I have several friend that are constantly at battle or something with their hair . Frizzy, limp, lacking volume are just a few of them.A gift like this fromJONATHAN product  will be perfet. Jonathon offers these fantastic hair kits to address our most common hair woes. Each kit is under $18.00.What I like  about this line by JONATHAN is the fact that the products are all 100% vegan This would also be on target for the holiday grab bag limit of $20.

Jonathan Hair gift sold @Duane Reade

Another item by JONATHAN that can gift beautiful hair  for the long haul is the Beauty Water Purification System.( .$95) Yes , a system. How does it work?Basically it is installed to your shower just like any other shower head. But this one takes your shower water and turns it into hydrating pure PH balanced water. It is designed to remove synthetic toxins , metals , chlorine and other damaging items from your water. In turn this new PH Level will help keep your in tact as it strips away build up and leaves just  soft healthy hair  with lasting color.  The filtered system will last for six months before needing a replacement. (refills $55.)

Side benefit : Your skin will love the new PH balanced shower.

The Beauty Purification system by Jonathan product.


Giving the gift of good face

As for cosmetics a brand that has come to my attention is 100%Pure Cosmetics. Taking a cue from the name the cosmetics are  vegan, natural ,and organic made with  fruit pigments. Many of the products,such as the a beauty editor favorite 100% pure check stain is infused with anti aging vitamins and antioxidants. Two of my faves are the  All you need gift box ($59.) and the  sland Kiss palette.

All you need gift box

This box includes:

• Fruit Pigmented Pretty Naked Trio
• Fruit Pigmented Double Ended Lip Gloss
• Black Pearl Creamstick Eye Liner
• Fruit Pigmented Black Tea Mascara
• Perfect Naked Berry Lip Cremestick

Island Kiss palette

Island Kiss includes  : Mango , Coconut , Guava, Cocao, Passionfruite and Pineapple.

100 Percent Pure





11 days till Christmas : My 5 Scents for Holiday Gifting

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Every season brings along the latest must have s. when it comes to fragrance it’s so personal.
I love trying new scents . My tastes tend to lie on the floral clean scents. But like most this can also change depending on mood ,time day and time of the month etc.But all of these scents have one thing in common they make beautiful gift ideas with collectible framework.

Here are five scents that will capture at least one of your many moods daily and make a scentfull gift for someone special on your list.

Reem Acra
Introduces its first ever fragrance called Reem Acra eau de Parfum. The bridal designers first foray into beauty landed the fragrance exclusively at Saks $125.00.The scent is light and very pretty with a touch of amber, organge blossom and ginger.

Sidebar- Tried it ,liked it a lot . Wore it for a few hours and liked it more as the night went on .



Florabotanica by Balenciaga
This floral dream of a fragrance was launched this fall. The graphic print bottle alone is a stand out for the vanity table .Fragrance Notes that make this blend include orange blossom, ginger, and amber.Now available exclusively at Saks, $125.

Take a look at Kristen Stewart, Actress, and brand spokesmodel on her image of Balenciaga.YouTube Preview Image




Unplugged by Jon Bon Jovi for her and him

Looking for that chic  gift a the couple who has everything? This may be it . Unplugged is the first fragrance for the Rockstar Jon Bon Jovi.I really liked his choice in packaging from the shape to then design. The women’s fragrance is a Floral oriental type ,while the men’s Unplugged is woodsy highlighted by spicy bourbon .$30





Marc Jacobs Dot 

Introduced early the fall Dot the  fragrance is inspired by Marc Jacobs love of polka dots .Dot is a lush  floral scent enhanced with red berries, jasmine and vanilla .Flirty and fun, the super cute bottle could not be passed up for gifting. Your friend or significant other will thank you dearly . Find Marc Jacobs Dot in specialty shops nationwide or $92


Marc Jacobs Dot for Holiday $89


Marc Jacobs Dot gift set $92







Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Holiday Collection

For the girl who is flawless like a Diamond this collection will be the perfect gift idea. This season Victoria’s Secret decided capture glamour in a bottle with three collections .Bombshell Diamond ,Bombshell Platinum,and Bombshell Sparkle. The collections feature the signature fragrance , lotion and mist.  Find them all @victorias’s secret exclusively.
For dazzling scent that lingers.

For golden glimmer and silky, fragrant softness.

For a kiss of luminous fragrance.


Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Diamond collection






The Diamond Collection by Victoria’s Secret








Technology and the Fashionista : Holiday gifting 2012

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Have you decided on who gets what on your techie gift list or still procrastinating? Well you will love what’s up for grabs for your favorite tech lovers.

New to the market is Windows 8 phone, launched just a few weeks ago and now available on Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. it’s available in purple, yellow , blue and of course black.The most important update Windows 8 is the camera features. This camera has improved greatly and is now an 8 mega pixel . It also added a great little feature for parents called the Kids Corner. When the little ones decide to play games on your phone they can have their own box to play games and such with out disturbing your data. Text blocks can be even more customized by sizing. And of course the Windows 8 office features keep you connected with a mobile office. Pricing at about $99 with 2 yr contract.

Here is a short video from the Windows 8 launch

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(video courtesy of #VMEnterprises)


Another phone everyone is talking about would most definitely be the Samsung Galaxy S111. This phone is absolutely fantastic.Texting while talking, Android Apps and Google Play connect you to everything you need. Amazing features like Buddy Photo share allow you to literally beam photos between friends. SShare documents through the group share feature Blog, add photos , record video edit, you can do it all with this phone  This phone is  the only phone I know of that launched on  5 carriers at the same time T-mobile, Verizon, AT&T, US Cellular and Sprint for about $199.00 But check your carrier for special deals.

Add to to the gift with a Samsung Flip Cover in one of seven bright vibrant colors. $39.99 each or bundles of two for $49.99  and four at  $99.

Samsung Galaxy SIII


Evaluation :  Tested it for a month .This one is a life changer.


Vtech Connect to Cell

This phone by VTech is made for the busy person who has horrible cell service a home. We used it in the office since most of our time is spent there and cell service was virtually non existent.

V-Tech’s Connect to Cell $79.90

Here is what our tester Rebecca discovered “Overall, the sound quality and range of operation is excellent. We can walk all through the theatre without losing the signal. The phone is better suited for a home environment than a business environment, as we are unable to pick-up any line except Line 1 and cannot hold/switch to other lines. Also, you must pick-up the line while it is ringing. We are unable to pick-up the call once it has been picked up by another phone and placed on hold. In other words, it is perfect for a home environment with one line, but is not suited for a business environment with multiple phone lines and extensions.” She then added “We have been able to use it despite the drawbacks mentioned above”

Evaluation: Great for the home or one-two  person office.


Sol Republic Headphones

Sol Republic inspired by Michael Phelps $149.99

These are great for the guy in your life that seems to break every pair of headphone and earbuds . Sol Republic products  have been called indestructable. so much so that Olympian and music fan Michael Phleps  worked with Sol Republic to debut Michael Phelps inspired interchangeable series of headphones. Anthem HD provides a higher clarity to ensure deeper bass and crisp vocals.The SOL REPUBLIC Track HD Anthem headphones feature an exclusive red, white and blue design with a portion of all proceeds benefitting the Michael Phelps Foundation.

These are some nifty items that wont break the bank and still keep your loved one up to date on the latest .

Tech Extra:

Music lovers will love Mu$ic Biz

Music lovers and mobile gamers have something new starting on December 12th.  Mu$ic Biz is the first mobile app that allows the music lover to become the music producer. Take your artist create tunes and match them up to your favorite producers like including BADBADNOTGOOD, Jake One, Frank Dukes, Marco Polo, Mr. Porter, MoSS, Rich Kidd and Ryan Hemsworth, whose beats are featuring within the game. Industry producers working with artist like Tyler the Creator and Casey Veggies, and established rap veterans, such as 50 Cent and Ghostface Killah, are now available to gamers themselves.

The Mu$ic Biz

The Mu$ic Biz