May 7, 2013

What Every Mom Wants for Mother’s Day, a Candle From Krigler


What every mom wants for Mother’s Day…to enjoy their special  day with a charming gift that will calm and relax them throughout the year! Picking the right gift for mom is stressful. You don’t want to send the wrong message with a gift that is associated with housework. This year I plan to give my mom a Krigler Scented Candle No.43. This is not just any candle, the name is historically well known from the 1920’s for their expertly blended fragrances. New additions were added to their classic fragrances including the scented candles which burn for 40 to 800 hours! Lighting a Krigler candle transforms your environment into to a spa like sanctuary. Peaceful, quiet moments will always reflect back to you, the gift giver.

Krigler Candle is a luxurious, elegant scented candle, a floral combination of Tuberose and Rose Wood. It smells incredibly rich and romantic. This is the perfect time to show our mothers and grandmothers our appreciation for the care they have given us through all the years!

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May 6, 2013

Avon’s New Flor Violeta Fragrance is Perfect for Mother’s Day


Avon has a wonderful new fragrance available that would be a perfect Mother’s Day gift!  Flor Violeta by Avon captures a sense of elation and enchantment revealed in an unexpected moment.  Joyful, bright and radiant, Flor Violeta is the perfect fragrance for any woman this Mother’s Day and is a great representation of the face for the scent, Kate del Castillo.  This fragrance features Natural Green Apple Extract, Raspberry Leaves and Dewberry scents as its top notes, Violet Blossom, Sun-Ripened Currant and Pink Peony as middle notes, and Soft Musk, Cedarwood and Warm Sandalwood as base notes.  You can purchase Flor Violeta at or from any Avon Representative.

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May 4, 2013

Celine Dion’s new Fragrance is SENSATIONAL


Singing the lyrics of Titanic, “My Heart Will Go On”, I decided to try Sensational. Sensational Eau de Toilette Spray is a dynamic floral fragrance by the famous Las Vegas ballad, Celine Dion, created by the famous perfumer Maurice Roucel. This perfume evokes the power and magnetic charisma of Celine Dion herself. Top notes consist of icy pear, crisp apple and plum with a heart of are orris, mimosa (Dion’s favorite flower) jasmine and freesia, with base notes of elegant amber, musk and sandalwood which makes a very fresh, bright combination.  It has a very light, floral scent that is not overpowering but lasts all day. With such a diverse collection of ingredients, Celine Dion Sensational is a special “everyday” scent, sweet, subtle, and feminine, perfect  for a casual day, to wear at school, work or any occasion.  The 2008  perfume launch coincided with Celine Dion’s tour called Taking Chances.  A wonderful Mother’s Day present because this icon touches the soul of many women, not only with her captivating voice but now with her fragrances!


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May 3, 2013

Celebrity Stylists Beware, Amika Obliphica Blow Up Spray is Here

Amika Blow Up Spray  is one of the best hair products on the market!!!! My hair is thick and curly and on my shelf, I have many products to maintain and moisturize my curly ringlets. The present style, however, is straight, glossy hair. There are ten spray bottles to curl or straighten my hair falling off my vanity. Every day, I rifle through the many bottles to help give my hair the moisture and shine for the desired look of the day. My husband shakes his head and cannot believe the amount of money and different products it takes to make my hair look beautiful. Every time I go to the hairdresser, they offer to sell me another product expected to do miraculous things to my hair. The confusion, shopping and money with all these products were making me crazy until I found Amika Blow Up Spray. The spray delivers volume and shape while moisturizing your hair. I could not believe the results, and literally threw away ten spray bottles.          
My friends came over for the holiday and I was very excited to show them the results of the Amika Blow Up Spray. My hair was beginning to look flat, as it had become late in the afternoon. I bent my head over and sprayed each section and this revolutionary Ultra-lightweight mist brought my hair back to life. My friends were laughing and said it looked like a celebrity hairstylist transformed my hair in one-minute. The spray is easy to apply, not greasy, adds volume and lasts a long time.  My favorite ingredient the sea buckthorn berry in the product helps to repair split ends and eliminate frizz.  The argon oil vitamin C, Omega 3, 6, and 9 make it safe to use on color-treated hair.  Amika Blow Up Spray has helped me to become clutter free, I only need this spray for curly or straight hair!!!
Liz Vachon, Guest Blogger
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May 2, 2013

This Mother’s Day, Give the Gift of Thymes


This Mother’s Day, give the give of Thymes. Rich in emollients, this delicately fragrant hand cream in incredible, it  feels like a conditioning treatment for your hands. Thymes Temple Tree Jasmine Hand Cream has delightful fresh scents of jasmine temple, tree blossom, honeysuckle, yang yang and damask rose. All of these fragrances are soaked in coconut milk, making your skin feels so soft and silky. Soothing Madonna lily extract and velvety monoi butter nourish your skin as Shea butter, Safflower, Sunflower, and Vitamin E help protect your delicate skin.

No need to wear perfume when wearing Thymes Hand Cream, it’s like a 2 in 1 product. I have also tried the Moonflower scented products from Thymes and I have to say I always feel good about putting this company’s line on my skin, I love it all!. It’s just the perfect hand cream, thank you Thymes!!

This Mother’s Day, give the gift of Thymes. Visit




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May 1, 2013

Heidi Klum’s Fragrance is Truly a “Surprise”


SURPRISE! I was never one for floral scented perfumes, but after trying Heidi Klum’s new fragrance SURPRISE, I was amazed.

At first, the fragrance opens up with strong floral-citrus notes, giving a hint of apricot or mandarin oranges aroma, and adding a touch of what smells like, pink rose petals. Toward the end, the fragrance mellows out on a striking scent of spicy, warm and earthy sandalwood.

I can say this fragrance has an ever so changing beautiful composition…no wonder is it called, “Surprise”. The perfume will definitely excite your senses and put you in a cheerful and playful mood!! This is one floral scent I enjoy. Consider Heidi Klume’s exceptional fragrance when choosing your Mother’s Day SURPRISE!

Head over to: for more of Heidi’s surprises!


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Cheri Suntree Adkins, Guest Blogger


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April 30, 2013

Keep Your Body in the “Glow” Not in the “No”


Have you ever had a regrettable encounter with a self-tanner? You take your product home and follow the directions on “how to apply.”  You are excited to look in the mirror and expect to look like a bronze goddess only to look like a blotchy bronze mess.  Fortunately, we have the product for you, the Bronze Buffer self-tan remover sponge. The Bronze Buffer sponge is the best buy to rid your body of any orangey residue left by a less than adequate self-tanning product.  The Bronze Buffer sponge is effortless to use and removes unwanted self-tanning blunders quickly.  It is handy product that will keep your body in the “glow” not in the “no.”

Bronze Buffer was developed by former beauty editor turned freelance beauty writer and blogger Paige Herman-Axel. As stated by Paige Herman-Axel, “Being in the beauty business for 15 years, I’ve tried countless self-tanners to achieve that ‘I just got back from vacation’ glow without actually leaving my own home. While some products work better than others, I was always searching for a product that could fix mistakes or remove color in a fast and easy way, so I decided to create it myself”.

Learn more about the Bronze Buffer self-tan remover sponge and how to use it at
You can also find Bronze Buffer at where you can see photos of this remarkable Buffer Sponge in use.

Laurie Payne, Guest Blogger

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April 25, 2013

Age Gracefully with Plantscription by Origins



Can you age gracefully? I think so..Can you age naturally? You should try..Believe it or not, by the year 2050, the average global age will jump from 28 to 40. By 2018, 65-year-olds will outnumber those aged five and under for the first time in history. As the overall population matures, companies will continue searching for ways to help us slow the aging process. Powered  by nature, proven by science, this new 100% natural new product from Origins Plantscription line give you smooth, soft skin without all the chemicals.

You may love Raspberries for their anti-oxidant properties as well as the Vitamin C and their digestive benefits, but guess what it can do to your face? Apparently, when you condense the plant stem cells of 300,000 Raspberry Plant Stem Cells into a small jar, you can visibly reverse signs of aging. For years you girls have raved about the Plantscription Anti-aging Serum – and now you get even more great benefit from this product.

The cream also has an SPF of 25, and has the collection’s signature anti-aging powerhouse ingredient, African Anogeissus.  According to Origins, the cream works on four major signs of skin aging by helping to correct the appearance of lines and wrinkles, lifting, smoothing skin’s texture and reviving bounce.   I have only been using the product for two weeks, but I definitely see results in terms of texture, as well as the lighting up of red spots and darker spots. While I haven’t had the opportunity to try the Plantscription Anti-Aging Serum, it appears that, from what people say about it, the two would be a powerful duo together as well!



Guest Post by Julia Tanen

Julia is a writer, blogger, book author

and mom from Boston, Massachusetts

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April 24, 2013

Life is GUD. Pretty Pretty Pretty Pretty….GUD


Today, I looked down at my arms and was brought right back to why I often wish I lived in a warmer climate rather than Boston!  Ouch!  It’s April and I’m experience really dry skin, not too happy skin.

So tonight, I looked down and, oh yes, once again, my legs were dry, arms were dry. I mean, really? It’s April here in Boston. So I grabbed a new moisturizer I recently picked up, called GUD by Burt’s Bees. GUD is as the name implies – it is GOOD!  The cream goes on easily, is just the right consistency, makes your skin shine and like all Burt’s Bee’s products it’s also somewhat protective. The scent is luxurious smelling and it feels great, doesn’t feel greasy, goes right into your skin, and is fast acting.

With key ingredients like Shea Butter, raspberry leaf, and soybean oil – many of them organic – you can’t go wrong. Plus, there are absolutely no parabens, phthalates, or petrochemicals, your skin is happy as can be. In addition the product is not tested on animals, and the packaging is made from 25% post-consumer plastics. The scent I tried out the Red Ruby Groovy which is grapefruitier than a grapefruit.  This is a moisturizer formulated for normal skin and if you prefer something other than  grapefruit and thyme, GUD Hand cream is available in Floral Cherrynova, Vanilla Flame, Orange Petalooza and Pearanormal Activity.

If you are like most of us who are always looking for a great moisturizer – you will love this product. For more information go to


Guest Post by Julia Tanen

Julia is a writer, blogger, book author

and mom from Boston Massachusetts


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April 23, 2013



Are you looking for the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, I found it, Beyonce Midnight Heat Perfume!!!  My mother is very difficult to please on this special holiday and has absolutely everything.  I wanted to surprise her with something unique and fabulous, not the same old brands of perfume.  Beyonce Midnight Heat is different from other celebrity scents from the bottle design, to the attention to detail. The fragrance is tropical and reminds of my mother on a warm summer night in a beautiful floral dress, sipping an exotic drink.  The scent is a lovely blend of patchouli and succulent plum and the bottle is symbolic with the fragrance.  The packaging is purple and silver, the bottle inside is a crystal tower of purple fragrance with a square crystal cap.  Once the fragrance sprayed, my mood was lifted from the cold, dark, winter to the warm breeze of summer.  The fragrance could not have caught my attention at a better time, it is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day!!!




Liz Vachon, Guest Blogger

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