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February 19, 2013

Revitalize Your Hair – Right At Home With John Frieda

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Anyone who looks at my photos sees that this is the case. One of the biggest challenges, in my opinion, is maintaining shine and moisture to the coif. The hairdressers are all pushing a new thing called the Glaze – and it’s a great thing to do. But there’s no need to tag on an additional fee when you get your hair cut or colored…just use the John Frieda product Clear Shine in the convenience of your own home. You get amazing results without the cost.

“Your hair is your most important accessory,” says Barbara Walters, who never goes anywhere or is photographed without her hair perfectly coiffed. There’s nothing more true in my book, and The Clear Shine formula doesn’t contain color, so everyone of any hair color shade, whether natural, highlighted or color-treated, can experience clear, dazzling shine every day.

I tried Clear Shine on my hair – which is highlighted and very blond (with some grey underneath but Shhh, don’t tell anyone!), and my 12-year-old daughter tried it on hers (non-color treated). The results were stunning.  With my hair, I found it shinier and clearer than ever – and its ammonia-free, dye-free formula didn’t change my color or alter anything – just made it has a nice shiny ‘sheen’. On my daughter’s hair, the result was even more dramatic – her hair has an auburn tint naturally and it brought it out even more. Her hair is also fairly course and the Clear Shine made it less porous and beautiful than before.

The Clear Shine patented formula is versatile enough to include in your everyday morning routine or you can use it as a once-a-week shine surge treatment. We prefer to use it once every week or every two weeks. Shine results intensify over time, so the more you use it, the more you shine.

In combination we also tried another amazing John Frieda product – Root Awakening which we loved even more than Clear Shine! My daughter’s hair is course and we have an extremely hard time finding a product that will hydrate her hair without making it greasy. My daughter also has a horribly dry scalp and we have been searching for a solution for it and the dandruff shampoos don’t really help much.

My hair is extremely dry so it goes without saying that I benefit from any moisture, but hers is a bit tricky. We both tried this product for a week, and in combination with the Clear Shine, found our hair moist, shiny and amazing. She now uses it every time she washes her hair and I cycle it in between another product I use. This hydrating and nourishing conditioner infuses the hair and scalp – smoothing your hair while hydrating parched strands of hair with Eucalyptus, and energizes with a dash of Peppermint! Root Awakening is basically the perfect thing for breakage prone hair or dry scalp – and we have both in my family!   http://www.johnfrieda.com

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Julia is a writer, blogger, book author

and mom from Boston, Massachusetts

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February 11, 2013

Get Into the Spring of Things with Avon Eyeshadow Quads

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I love the colors in the Avon Eyeshadow Quad!  I tried the “Freshcut Greens” and the colors blended smoothly with no dividing lines or creases.  The colors are perfect for me which helps me to really love this quad.  Four compatible colors come packaged in a locking compact with a nice mirror that is large enough to actually see what I am doing.  Avon was thoughtful enough to put a small diagram on the back suggesting how to use the four colors most effectively.  Never hurts to have a little guidance for those of us that are used to only wearing one or two colors.  Of course, it is always nice to read “Made in the USA” on a product when I am spending my hard earned money.  Thanks Avon for a really nice product!

Shop Avon products at www.avon.com or contact your local Avon representative.

Guest Post by Sharon Hatcher

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February 7, 2013

Give the Gift of Romance With Krigler Perfume

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Ever since my New York City Trip last May, I have been addicted to Ultra Chateau Krigler 212. I decided to return to the New York City’s Plaza Hotel to sample Krigler Perfume Splendid Gold 211.  Krigler Perfume Splendid Gold 211 is unique and a captivating fragrance which whisks you away to escape a little adventure. It is pure elegance and delivers a sumptuous interpretation of gold (rich, strong, soft and delicate) that is perfect for any season.  It is $165.00 for a 1.7 ounce bottle at Krigler.com and at the Plaza Hotel in New York City, .  The scent is highly concentrated, so you only need to use the tiniest drop to rejuvenate the escape. The scent last all day with a delightful fragrance of Australian Amber and Pineapple notes from Costa Rica, mingled with Bergamot, Peach, and Star Jasmine.  The notes of Lily, Tobacco, Sandalwood, Musk and Vanilla will lavish you, stirring a spirt of exotic strength.  It is truly one of my favorites!

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I also had the  pleasure to indulge in Krigler Oud Azur 75212 which is timeless!  The scent transports you to the outdoors of the French Riviera with White Pepper from Sumatra, Ginger from India and Rose from Provence mingle with notes of Sicilian Papyrus Wood and Oud from South East Asia, finishing off with Musk, Australian amber, Oliban and Leather. It’s glorious oriental fragrance that fuses the Far East with sophistication!  The cost is $235.00 for a 1.7 ounce bottle also at Krigler.com  and at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

Well worth the richness!!! To my surprise this impeccable quality luxury brand, Krigler, also offers custom fragrances, bath and body products!

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February 7, 2013

Heidi Klum Introduces Her Seductive New Fragrance SURPRISE!

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For Heidi, surprise is a way of life.   Her extraordinary joie de vivre inspired the creation of Surprise!, a tantalising fragrance that captures Heidi’s fearless spirit, sophisticated glamour and irrepressible sense of fun.   Pull the ribbon to unveil the surprise inside…“Surprise will excite your senses!  It’s vibrant, playful and sexy,” says Heidi.  “You’re in for a Surprise!”

Explosive Yet Sexy Floral:  Reflecting Heidi’s multi-faceted personality, Surprise! is built around explosive, elegant and sensual notes, creating a sexy floral fragrance with an unexpected exuberance.  It opens with a joyful burst of juicy mandarin extracts and spicy pink pepper for a luminous and dynamic top note.  At the heart, an ultra-feminine bouquet of rose petals and magnolia creates a refined radiance.  Finally, the magnetic drydown of benzoin and milk of sandalwood delivers a warm, sensual and unforgettable trail.

Surprising Design

Heidi has ensured that the surprises keep coming… Surprise! is presented in a striking rectangular bottle that looks as if it’s been wrapped up by beautiful black, gold and pale pink ribbons. Through the clear glass, we see the pink juice inside, giving a gorgeously glamorous and feminine feel.  Most dramatic, however, is the oval-shaped black cap, which adds a playful element of surprise thanks to its open-sides.  The bottle is packaged in an elegant, glossy pink box decorated with the same exciting ribbon design.  As a finishing touch of luxury, the words ‘Heidi Klum Surprise’ are written across the front of the pack in a gold, bold, contemporary font.  The overall effect is utterly compelling – this fragrance is just waiting to be unwrapped!

Are you ready to be thrilled?   Revel in Heidi’s playful sensuality with Surprise!, her fiercely feel-good fragrance.

Price: 1.0 fl. oz. – $28 Available: Mass Retailers and Drugstores Nationwide

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February 4, 2013

Bring Out Your Adventurous Side With Lancome Gel Liner

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Normally I am not very adventurous with makeup. I typically go for very natural colors that I know look good on any eye color. Yet after years of using every shade of glittery brown, I mixed it up in a very subtle way.  In addition to my neutral brown eye shadow I lined my top lid with a nice, thick line of Lancôme gel liner. But not just any Lancôme gel liner, the one I use is GREEN! It is a gorgeous green-blue color, number 500 called Emerald Seductive! And it sure is seductive! It does not look obnoxiously green on the lid, which is great for the everyday look I want to achieve. What I love most about this liner is that it makes my green eyes really stand out! I get complemented on my eyes every time I wear it! Besides making my eyes standout this liner is great because is smooth to apply and does not smudge throughout the day! It is both smudge proof and waterproof! Over all it is a great, easy to use, gel liner that can add some seduction to any look!
Find yur adventurous side at http://www.lancome-usa.com3605970183837_500EMERALDSEDUCTIVE_LINERDESIGN
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January 29, 2013

Fall In Love With Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs

ouBG-412W_mxI would like to share my love for a luxury perfume that I simply fell  head over heels for…Orangers en Fleurs is a new release from the legendary House of Houbigant, a perfume house with a history dating back to 1775. Orangers en Fleurs means a celebration of the Orange Tree. The Orange Blossom is a symbol of fertility, innocence, and marriage by excellence, because Orange Trees produce both flowers and fruit at the same time.  Orangers en Fleurs is a fully realized orange blossom fragrance that presents the combination of tuberose and orange leaf absolute. The moment I sprayed it on, the delicately balance of honeyed floral note of ylang, jasmine, rose, cedar, nutmeg, and musk composited an airiness of vibrance and pleasure. The lighter treatment of orange blossom and spice combo provides a lift of a clean, modern fragrance. The long lifespan of the scent lasts forever on the skin. This fragrance goes a long way, I have been spraying a little on around 7:00 am and 12 hours later I can still catch whiffs of it.  When I wear this scent, I feel elegant and glamorous, but not overdone. This sophisticated perfume edition is showcased in  a handmade hardwood lacquered box with an engraved emblem. The bottom is a stunning modernized version of an original Baccarat Crystal bottle, specially designed for the brand in the 20th century.

Orangers en Fleurs will be exclusively available at Bergdorf Goodman http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/category.jsp?itemId=cat20042 and Neiman Marcus http://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/Houbigant-Paris-Orangers-en-Fleurs-Eau-de-Parfum nationwide.  Houbigant Paris Orangers en Fleurs is available in parfum 100ml/3.3 fl oz. and retails for $600.00.  Eau de Parfum 100ml retails for $180.00.

My love for this perfume could be your new love too…..You will not be disappointed!

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January 28, 2013

Lotion Lab’s Moisturizing Wipes is the Answer for Dry Skin

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It’s that time of year when the air is going to keep getting colder and drier.  Because of my super dry skin, I always carry lotion on me.  However, that often leads to greasy leaks and spills in my purse.  What better way to solve that than Global Beauty Care’s “Lotion Lab Norwegian Dry Skin Intensive Lotion Wipes.”   Each towelette is filled Moroccan Argan Oil, Vitamins A and E, Cocoa and She Butter to make your skin feel extra silky smooth.  Just one of these convenient towelettes has enough lotion to cover almost your whole body with its non-greasy formula.  It smoothes away dry, rough skin and leaves any dry and irritated skin feeling relieved, soft, and moisturized.  It is pH balanced and hypo-allergenic.  They are so convenient, so easy to use, and don’t come with a risk of lotion spilling in your bag.  They are fantastic, and I carry them with me all the time.  The dry winter air is no longer a problem in my life.

Lotion Lab Moisturizing Wipes are available in 3 formulas:

***Body Moisturizing Wipes with Moroccan Argan Oil are formulated for those with dry or rough skin. They contain Vitamin A and E, essential Fatty Acids and Proteins.

***Norwegian Dry Skin Intensive Lotion Wipes are formulated for those with severely dry skin and contains Glycerin, Dimethicone and Vitamin E.

***Body Moisturizing Wipes with Cocoa & Shea Butters and is formulated for dry skin and has a soft, delicate fragrance and is rich in antioxidents, emollients and Vitamin A and E.

Lotion Labs Moisturizing Wipes are available in drugstores nationwide and at Globalbeautycare.com and Drugstore.com.

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Guest post by Jenna Raheb

 
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January 24, 2013

A Berry Beautiful Way to Exorsize Ezcema

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I have a confession to make. When I went to a jewelry store I was so ashamed of my hands, that I would not take my hands out of my pockets. My eczema was so bad, that I would not let anyone see how bad my hands looked, even with my most obsessive passion – jewelry.  My husband is starting to get worried that I’m going to replace my wedding ring, now that I can show my hands off.

I came across a product, Sibu Beauty, which is the ultimate in skin hydration. This product has a hidden ingredient — Sea Buckthorn Berries — which grow wild in the high altitude of Tibet. Sea Buckthorn cream hydrates, softens and rejuvenates skin…it is for all skin types and contains 100% natural ingredients. I have tried a multitude of products to get rid of eczema on my elbows and hands, always to come up disappointed until these magical berries appeared in a product.
Literally, in one week the eczema vanished. I use it every day now – and after 48 years of being ashamed of my hands, I cannot believe my hands are smooth and silky, and my elbow disease is gone
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There are also many other products that I highly recommend and already use daily. The Sea Buckthorn Nourishing Daytime Facial Cream, which promotes tissue recovery and helps restore blemished skin to its natural beautiful state. The nourishing body cream has transformed my scaly dry legs into smooth silky softness that I never imagined.
Now let’s get to the real thing. The Sea Buckthorn Hydrating Serum is a light non-oily serum infused with vitamins, hyarluronic acid, and sea buckthorn extract. This is the magic serum that has cured the eczema – I put this on and then the cream over it. It fights age without damaging chemicals and protects against environmental stress.
Believe it or not, the other startling thing about this product is that it’s not expensive. The starter kit is only $60.00 —  http://www.sibubeauty.com/ compared to department store products that start at $95 per item and go up – and really don’t do a thing.
This product has 100% natural ingredients that truly work on your skin. An added bonus is Sibu Beauty has an amazing aroma when you put it on – its an infusion of the berries, with other all natural elements…just makes it addictive. I can’t wait to put it on tonight.
Below are before and after photos of my elbows, after one week my ezcema has disappeared.
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January 21, 2013

Aveeno Dry Shampoo is a Real Root Booster

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I have the type of hair that gets oily very quickly. I can’t put a lot of product in my hair so I have to rely on shampoos and conditioners to keep my hair frizz-free.  Because of this, I have tried many different types of dry shampoo.  After about a year of experimenting, I’ve finally found one that I’m going to stick with, Aveeno’s “Pure Renewal Dry Shampoo.”  I spray it on the roots of my hair the day after I blow dry and straighten my hair and it instantly gives my hair a cleaner, dryer look.  It also gives my roots a little bit of a boost which adds volume to my hair.  The Active Naturals formula used in this product is also safe for color-treated hair.  So whether you dye your hair or not, this dry shampoo will definitely give you that freshly washed and styled look that every girl wants.  So don’t waste your time and money trying all different types of dry shampoos to figure out which one works best.  Just take my word for it and start using Aveeno’s Dry Shampoo.

As stated by their website, http://www.aveeno.com/pure-renewal-dry-shampoo. “This exclusive ACTIVE NATURALS® formula is infused with Balancing Seaweed Extract which instantly revives hair for healthy manageability. The formula is sulfate-free and designed to remove excess oil and impurities to help boost volume. Developed by our expert team of scientists and eco-friendly celebrity hair stylist, Patrick Melville”.

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Patrick Melville’s quick how-to for achieving polished party hair (low chignon):

1.       Blow-dry hair with Mason Pearson Brush or round brush, when hair is dry, spray hair with the AVEENO® Dry Shampoo at the root to create texture

2.       Take a small tail comb and tease very gently at the root throughout the head, flip hair upside down and break up hair with your finger

3.       Grab hair at the nape and secure with hair tie, this should create a little texture and softness around your face

4.       With the tailcomb, gently tease the ponytail to create more texture, spin ponytail around to create a chignon at nape of neck and secure with a straight pin or bobby pin

5.       Break up with fingers on the bottom, use a lightweight hairspray to secure in place, finish with a sparkly headband or clip.

You can find a complete range of Aveeno products from skin and hair care to baby care at http://www.aveeno.com.

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January 17, 2013

Necklace Saver came to my Rescue

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While packing my suitcase to take a well deserved vacation after the hectic holiday, I organized my necklaces with my planned outfits for the trip. I placed each jewelry piece in a Ziploc bag and placed  them in a pocket in my carry-on bag. Reaching my destination, I unpack my items to realize my jewelry pieces were tangled.  I did not have the time to spend untwisting my necklaces… let me remind  you…I was on vacation!!!!!  When I returned home, I set some time aside to find a solution to my problem, and I did!!!!

The Necklace  Saver was the answer to my problem. The Neckace Saver keeps necklaces tangle free for “on the go” and organized at home without taking up extra space!  The necklace tree and the jewelry box is not something I want to display, besides, they take up too much space.  Besides, I never know which piece of jewelry is in which jewelry box.

The Necklace Saver aims to solve all of my problems. It keeps necklaces from tangling and twisting with the others. It takes up very little space in my suitcase and my drawers. Most important, it is made from organza with iridescent pastel colors that are pretty, yet see through so you can easily pick out the necklace you are looking for with ease. The Necklace Saver is quick and easy to use with its uniquely designed, patent pending sleeve – unclasp the necklace and hold the top end.  Hold open the mouth of the  Necklace Saver and insert necklace into the tube.  Grasp other end of necklace at the bottom end of tube, bring two ends together and clasp necklace closed. Tie the ends of the Necklace Saver together.

The  Necklace Saver comes in 3 widths and 2 lengths, so you will be able to accommodate all of your necklaces and bracelets!  Yes, I use them for my clasp bracelets too!!!!  I absolutely LOVE this product !!!! While keeping my jewelry pieces well organized and tangled free, I am also supporting a good cause!   Part of the profits from Necklace Saver are donated to orphanages around the world!!!

Find out where you can order yours at http://www.necklacesaver.com/

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