Archives for June 2013

June 30, 2013

Experience summer in Provence with the captivating Provencal Eaux de Colonge Collection from L’Occitane!

You can always look to L’Occitane for just the right aroma for any moment! I must say that the presentation of this summer’s Provencal Eaux de Cologne Collection, along with it’s subtle refreshing aroma that brings summer in Provence to you with merely a light mist of fragrance…is truly magnifique!

The tall etched “generous” 10.1 ounce spray bottle,inspired by “the architecture of the Provencal Fountains” is absolutely stunning!!!

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L’Occitane’s –
Eau Ravissante

I received a bottle of Eau Ravissante and love to start the day by surrounding myself with the whisper of “ Mediterranean bergamot , and Damascena essential oils” that produce lovely “soft floral” with “fruity citrus tones” that are very subtle, yet lingering! (Price:$52.00)

L'Occitane's Eau Captivante

L’Occitane’s –
Eau Captivante Cologne

Eau Captivante provides a “woody” and “sparkling green” scent with aromatic Provencal herbs, lime, and the “essential oils”, Mediterranean mint and basil.” Eau Captivante is an aroma that both women and men will equally enjoy!

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L’Occitane’s –
Eau Universelle

L’Occitane’s Eau Universelle is another aroma that can be worn by women and men! It’s a wonderful clean and refreshing scent of citrus fruits. “Mediterranean bergamot and grapefruit essential oils create a very long lasting and invigorating freshness of “sunny citruses,” that are perfect for the warm summer weather!(Price:$52.00)

Here’s a great bonus!! If you’d really like to keep cool and fresh, or just need a “pick-up”, you may refrigerate any of your L’Occitane Provencal Eaux de Colognes! Let me tell you …. That’s refreshing!!

Visit the L’Occitane website:,82,1,30979,0.htm

Remember: Keep cool and refreshed this summer with L’Occitane Provencal Eaux de Colognes, and experience summer in Provence no matter where you live!!

(Quoted or Paraphrased information and images in this article were obtained from provided PR-Fact sheets,and the L’Occitane website. My commentary is from personal use and experience with the provided L’Occitane product.)

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June 28, 2013

Rimmel London Scandalized

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Mascara

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Mascara

When it comes to wearing makeup, Mascara is like a girls best friend. Personally, I can’t leave the house without putting on a little bit. Whether your going on a date, getting ready for a night out with the girls, or running out of the house late for work, the lashes are something every girl wants to be longer, bolder and fuller. When somebody looks at your face the first thing they notice are two things: your eyes and smile. The perfect solution to this is to apply Rimmel London Mascara.


This is the perfect mascara for any occasion. Its Scandal eyes formula creates a subtle but daring look to your eyes that make people want to look… maybe even a double take! If your going to go see a sad romantic movie and knowing your going to shed a tear or two you don’t want your makeup running down your face. Rimmel London Scandal eyes is also waterproof! Perfect for any eye color. To spice up your eyes even more, add some eye shadow to complete the look. I would recommend this mascara to anybody. Definitely stocking up on this one!

Rimmel London products are available at chain drug stores and mass retailers nationwide. Visit for store locations and to try the newest products with Rimmel London’s exclusive Virtual Makeup Tool.

0-7Christina Carlino, Make-up Enthusiast & Teen  Bloggger

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June 28, 2013

“White House Down” How to Hairstyle



On Tuesday, June 25th at the Ziegfield Theater, actress and style-icon Maggie Gyllenhaal attended the New York premiere of ‘White House Down’ donning a knit Christian Dior peplum dress complemented by a chic pixie crafted by Sebastian Professional Lead Stylist Thomas Dunkin.


To achieve Maggie’s minimalist hair look, follow Thomas’ tips:

1.)    Begin by saturating hair with Sebastian Professional Potion 9 Lite.

2.)    Let hair dry naturally to allow for the hair’s natural movement.

3.)    Once dry, add shine and texture by applying Sebastian Professional Shine Crafter Wax throughout.

4.)    Finish hair with Sebastian Professional Shaper Original Hairspray.

 Visit the Wire Image link below for images of Maggie at the NYC ‘White House Down’ premiere:[171171592]/|Maggie%20Gyllenhaal:202607:SpecificPeople|&ep=1/60/1&s=3

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June 27, 2013

Beauty in Seaweed

If it’s good enough to put in your body, it’s good enough to put on your skin. That is what I have always said and believed. With Repechage Beauty from the Sea skin care, you can experience an all-natural skin routine made with seaweed with results you will not believe.   CEO and Founder of Repechage Lydia Sarfati has created the first line of seaweed- based skincare released in the U.S. She is the developer of the 4 layer facial and opened the first day spa in 1977 in Manhattan.

While at Premiere Orlando, in the midst of my hectic schedule, I got to stop and experience a relaxing facial from Repechage Skin Care.  While there I learned all about how their seaweed is found by professional divers in the oceans of France and brought back to Repechage headquarters in New Jersey.  After my facial was over (I didn’t want it to end) I also got to experience their line of mineral makeup and bring home samples of their new line of hair care as well. 

Everything I tried from Repechage I LOVE. With me having extremely sensitive skin, there are only a few lines of cosmetics, and hair care that I can use. Repechage is one I can. 

When I got home I gave myself a head to toe treatment with the Hair Spa Seaweed Mask, Hair Spa Serum,  Hydra Medic  7 Step skin care and topped it all off with Perfect Skin Liquid Foundation.  It was my own home spa day from the sea J

Every product is formulated with select seaweed plants.  Little did I know there are various kinds of seaweed and each product as its own special blend.  The only kind of seaweed I thought there was is the kind on sushi lol.

Next time you are looking for a relaxing spa day, a clean and natural way to cleanse your face, or give yourself an at home hair treatment, go for Repechage Beauty from the Sea products. To see where you too can find a Repechage salon, and get your own at home treatments visit

The Sea Awaits!!!!




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June 27, 2013

Dress Up Your Home July 4th with Hen House Linens


Planning a 4th of July bash to kick off the season of fun in the sun? Decorate your home with playful prints from Hen House Linens that are sure to get you and your guests in a summer-ready state of mind. The bold blue of Bargello Navy and the rich red of Devine Scarlet make these the must-have, 4th of July patterns to dress up every room in your home.

Bargello Navy

Bargello Navy

Transform your living room into a summer retreat with Pillows in Bargello Navy, a vibrant blue featuring rolling geometric patterns. Turn your kitchen into a sunny summer brunch spot with a Tablecloth in Devine Scarlet, a stunning red pattern with swirling white arabesques. Accessorize with Napkin Rings and Dinner Napkins in both of these prints as the finishing touches.

Hen House Linens

Hen House Linens

Make your 4th of July celebration one to remember, and get ready to celebrate the start of summer with Hen House Linens.


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June 27, 2013

Love Your Lashes with Mink


Eyelashes are BACK!!!!!  Since their first appearance in 1916, false eyelashes have come a long way.  While at Premiere Orlando, I got to try out the newest trend in false eyelashes.  Lash Love’s 100% Siberian Mink Fur Eyelashes come in an assortment of styles to match everyone’s personality. Co-Founders, April and Kristyl Nelson, create their lashes with love and care. Lash Love’s mink fur eyelashes are only made with fur collected during the mink’s shedding season. 

Until I met Lash Love I had only worn false eyelashes one other time.  I was a little nervous about how they would look on me.  When Kristyl slipped me into a pair, I had no idea I was even wearing them.  They were very light weight, soft and natural looking.  I felt like a movie star (also it could have been the crystals on them as well 🙂 lol).  

With Lash Love eyelashes you can skip a big part of your daily makeup routine.  When in a hurry (like most women today) you can put on a pair of your Mink Lashes and not even have to worry about eyeliner, mascara or eye shadow.  They really open your eyes and give the illusion that you had spent hours getting ready. 

So next time you are in search of false eyelashes, I strongly suggest Lash Love.  You too can pick up a pair of Mink fur lashes at Beauty is in the eyes.

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June 27, 2013

Unleash Endless Styling Possibilities with White Sands Undercover Styling Spray


White Sands Undercover Styling Spray

White Sands Undercover Styling Spray

I got hooked on the product line of White Sands a while ago. My first experience with White Sands was with Orchid Bliss Shampoo and Conditioner.  I can not live without it now!  It gave my hair shine, strength and controlled my frizz!  I felt confident and  safe using this product on my hair.

I have been looking high and  low for a styling spray that actually “WORKS”! Again I turned to  White Sands…..and sure enough (they never let me down) I found  it!  White Sands Styling Spray is a do-it-all hair spray that provides high shine and hydration to style for a beautiful looking head of hair. It controls the frizz with thermal protection for  curly, sleek, straight, beach scrunch, 20’s wave or 60’s flips natural  feeling hairdos!  Anything can be imaginable with White Sands UnderCover Styling Spray. It is the first gluten and paraben free product with extreme moisture for endless styling possibilities.

One busy morning, I sprayed White Sands UnderCover Styling Spray on my dry hair and then  I braided my hair….. it held in all day with an ultimate shine.  That night rushing around, trying not to be too fashionably late for  an event. I did not have the time to shower and style my hair (the  story of my life) so I unbraided my hair and went on my way. The natural, soft feeling waves were to die for!  Another time I sprayed  White Sands UnderCover Styling Spray after shampooing my hair, I let  it dry naturally for a scrunch, texturizing look. Never the stiff,  wet or greasy look.   never have to worry about “A Bad Hair Day” I love spraying this product on my hair before straighten it too. The  shine and softness of your hair is like stepping out of a salon.   Now  I understand why they named this styling spray “UnderCover”… unleashes the secret to providing endless styling possibilities for a different look everyday! You can find this spray and more fabulous products at whitesandsproducts

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June 26, 2013

Find Your Natural Glow With Clinique

Clinique CC Cream

Clinique CC Cream

I was recently browsing the make-up counters at my local mall looking for a lightweight foundation. I recently ran out of my favorite one and needed something to replace it quickly. I wasn’t sure which brand to choose and I thought to myself, “ my mother has been using Clinique for as long as I can remember, maybe I should give it a try“.  The first thing I had to learn was the difference between BB Cream and CC Cream.

Now the question is: What is the difference between BB Cream and CC Cream?

I actually did a little research and found that Alexis Wolfer editor of told ABC News, “In general, BB creams tend to be more preventative and CC creams more corrective. So while a BB cream will likely have anti-aging elements and treat breakouts, a CC cream will focus on existing issues.”  

After speaking with a knowledgeable Clinique salesperson, it was decided that a CC Cream was what I was looking for. Clinique’s Moisture Surge CC Cream fit the bill. This CC Cream was the perfect fit for my complexion and after selecting a shade from 9 choices, I was on my way to a beautiful complexion and was very excited about it. Clinique’s Moisture Surge CC Cream is a lightweight cream designed to correct skin tone, allowing you to have the best looking skin possible. Clinique’s Moisture Surge CC Cream also contains SPF 30 and Vitamin E offering you great skin protection.

Clinique’s Moisture Surge CC Cream was created using advanced color correcting technology that uses light, giving you radiant, glowing and healthy looking skin. Depending on your skin concern, you might find that dull skin will appear brighter, yellow skin will appear to have a peachy glow, blotchy red skin will be neutralized and skin imperfections are immediately corrected. I tend to have blotchy skin and after using Clinique’s Moisture Surge CC Cream you will never know I had blotchy skin, it works to perfection.  

Clinique’s Moisture Surge CC Cream can be used alone or can be applied under your foundation. It is suitable for all skin types, is oil-free, non acnegenic, Dermatologist and Ophthalmologist tested.

Find your natural glow with Clinique’s Moisture Surge CC Cream

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June 26, 2013

Nurisha™ Naturals has developed high quality safe skincare products that are beneficial for all ethnicities and skin types!

This was the first time I’ve had an opportunity to try Nurisha™ Naturals. As their website states, “Nurisha’s goal is to make beauty uncomplicated for modern women.” I truly appreciate that, and Nurisha™ has accomplished that intent with their line of products for skin and body!

Nurisha™ offers:
“The highest quality and naturally derived ingredients in their product line with… products that do NOT contain parabens, sulfates, phthalates, artificial colorants, and fragrances!”

Your benefit ~ “ A lovely complexion that is healthy, glowing, and products that are suitable for all ethnicities and types of skin!” Nurisha™ Naturals is a very convenient and easy to use line of skin and body care products .

I received three Nurisha™ products to try:
• The “New” Purifying Facial Cleanser Treatment
• The “New” Peptide Concentrate Eye Gel
• The “New” Moisturizing Facial Treatment

Before I share my experience with the trio of products from Nurisha™ Naturals that I used… I must say that after using Nurisha™ a couple of days, I realized that these three products delivered the “feel” that I’m used to on my skin, to attain a sufficiently cleansed and hydrated face, neck, and firmer look to my eye area! That’s impressive for me, being person who has a tendency to use a number of products to care for my skin! Oh… there are additional products I’ll purchase on Nurisha™ Naturals website, but these three products really did the trick!

First, I cleaned my face with the Purifying Facial Cleanser !

Nurisha™ Naturals Purifying Cleanser

Nurisha™ Naturals
Purifying Cleanser

Talk about versatility, with the aloe vera which is one of my favorite healing ingredients, and chamomile , known for it’s calming value, Purifying Cleanser was so comfortable and cooling on my skin.

In addition, this Purifying Cleanser has a blend of botanicals that really stimulate your skin as it thoroughly cleans, and yes …removes your makeup, too!

I don’t have dry skin, but it does get dehydrated, and this cleanser really felt good, and did not leave my face feeling tight or dry… just clean!! (Price:$32.00)

Next, I used the Peptide Concentrate Eye Gel.

Nurisha™ Naturals Peptide Concentrate Eye Gel

Nurisha™ Naturals
Peptide Concentrate Eye Gel

The information from Nurisha™ said it’s benefit was to “smooth, soothe, and tighten”! Those are three priorities I have for an eye care product! Once again I felt very confident about using this Eye Gel . It also contains aloe vera , which helps with skin inflammation, and keeps the delicate area around your eye area hydrated. One thing I learned from Nurisha’s product information that I didn’t know about aloe vera was that “it contains antimicrobial properties that kill bacteria.” With all of the cosmetics, and mascara that we use around our eye area, that benefit is a great preventative measure !

Another great ingredient in the Eye Gel is Hyaluronic Acid. It’s another “fave” ingredient of mine, and over the years I’ve used and liked it for it’s ability to keep moisture within the skin! Nurisha™ also makes note of Hyaluronic Acid’s “anti-aging qualities that also restores elasticity and firmness” to the skin!

Two other important ingredients in the Peptide Concentrate Eye Gel are “periwinkle and Licorice.” Together they “help reduce puffiness, those annoying dark circles, and diminish wrinkling around the eye area” which is crucial if you want to maintain a youthful appearance! (Price:$45.00)

I finished my routine with the “Jojoba and Vitamin E Moisturing Treatment”

Nurisha™ Natural Jojoba & Vitamin E Moisturizing Treatment

Nurisha™ Natural
Jojoba & Vitamin E
Moisturizing Treatment

The Moisturizing Facial Treatment is another example of Nurisha’s useful advantages for all skin types! The primary natural ingredients consist of jojoba which is non-comedogenic. Simply put, it will moisturize your skin without clogging your pores! Partnered with Vitamin E, that will not only keep your skin “ protected against the elelments, but also contains “anti-oxident properties” that will assist the skin to “retain it’s natural moisture content.”

Once again, Nurisha’s resourceful Moisturizing Facial Treatment will help control oily skin, “quench” dry skin, and with “naturally derived” ingredients it’s mild enough for sensitive skin! Quoting Nurisha,“Moisturizing Facial Treatment is great for all skin types, as it helps to restore balance to all major skin concerns.” (Price: $37.00)

Visit Nurisha™ Naturals website to learn more, and to see their other products for face and body! You may also purchase your products here, as well:

Then be sure to take a moment to check out their Facebook Fan Page!:

(Any quoted or paraphrased information in this article provided by Nurisha™ Naturals PR-Fact sheets, and from Any personal commentary was my own opinion about the product that I personally used.)

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June 25, 2013

Get Swimsuit Ready With BIC Soleil Shavers


Bic Bella


Bic Shave & Trim

Get ready for bikini season with shavers from Bic’s Soleil Collection. The Soleil collection features Bella and Bic’s newest addition,  Shave & Trim. Everyone in my family uses disposable razors and now the ladies in the house have two more options to choose from and they are not complaining.

We just received our complimentary shavers from Bic’s Soleil Collection and they asked for our opinion and without a doubt, “We are thoroughly enjoying them.” What we love about these shavers is that they are disposable, they are affordable and they work! Let’s not forget about the great smooth shave they provide.


Bic Bella

The Bic Soleil Bella is a beautiful aqua color shaver, featuring 4 flexible e-z rinse blades, and a soothing moisture strip enriched with coconut milk. Bella’s curvy, non-slip handle prevents the shaver from slipping out of your hands while in the bath or shower, a fabulous feature I might add.


Bic Shave & Trim

Get Swimsuit ready with Bic Soleil’s newest pink shaver, the Shave & Trim. As stated by Bic, “Soleil Shave & Trim provides women with a simple solution that delivers a flawlessly smooth shave and allows them to safely and evenly trim their bikini area with the convenience of a slide-on/slide-off trimmer.”

My girls like the features of the Shave &  Trim which include 3 flexible blades allowing for a smooth shave, a pivoting head with a rubber grip for extra comfort, three Vitamin E enriched lubricating strip and especially the slide-on slide-off trimmer for simple bikini trimming. For Beautiful Silky Smooth legs start with Bic Shavers.  feelthesoleil

Bic’s Bella and Shave & Trim come packaged in sets of 3 for under $8.00.

Visit our give-away page and enter to win your very own set of Bella & Shave & Trim.   Enter now, giveaway offer ends on June 30th.

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