April 12, 2017

Studio 10 Tampa DIY Easter Basket

I had so much fun today on the Studio 10 Tampa Show making a DIY tutu Easter basket. Easter is such a sweet holiday to share with family, friends and children. It’s religious significance is special but it’s also a day filled with magic as the Easter bunny appears alongside Easter bonnets, people dressed in their Sunday best, and of course the traditional Easter egg hunt which calls for a fanciful Easter basket to collect all your darlings sweet finds in! I have always loved making an Easter basket for my daughter and now it’s time for you to learn how to make one yourself.

Supplies: Basket, Tulle in desired color or colors, Ribbon (at least 4 yards), Silk flowers, Other desired embellishments such as crystals, buttons, vintage jewelry, Glue Gun with Glue Sticks, Scissors, and Spray paint in your desired color.

Step One: Spray paint your basket your desired color and let dry.

Step Two: Cut your tulle into 12” x 4” strips.

Step Three: Using two layers of cut tulle at a time use a crochet needle to pull your tulle through the slots in the basket and tie with a simple slip knot. Repeat this step around your basket alternating colors.

Step Four: Use your scissors to trim your tulle around your basket so that it is even.

Step Five: Embellish your basket with silk flowers, ribbon bows, buttons, vintage jewelry pieces around your basket and the basket handle anyway that you like. I love to add a few Swarovski crystals with my glue gun when I am finished for a little added touch. Get creative and have fun making it your Easter basket for your little darling to treasure forever!

 

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January 27, 2017

“His/Hers” Beauty & Grooming on Your Carolina with IAGT’s Enya Flack Today!

Hers is just one sneak peek of products Enya will showcase today on Your Carolina with Jack and Megan

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November 2, 2016

This Holiday Season and beyond, Spongellé will make your Shower time Relaxing and Fun

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Contrary to popular belief, cleansing can be fun no matter what your age is.  How do you make bathtime fun? Spongellé! Spongellé carries a superb line of soap infused bath sponges, pedi buffers, body contour buffers and lotions. Not only does Spongellé cater to women’s bath products but they have items for kids and men too.

I am totally loving my Spongellé Body Wash Infused Buffer in French Lavender. The sponge is loaded with soap and its lather has the most amazing scent. Feel your body exfoliated, cleansed and hydrated just after one use. The sponge itself will give you over 14 washes and will leave your skin feeling silky soft every time. The flower shape of this Spongellé Body Buffer makes it fun and I love using it. Spongellé Body Wash Infused Buffer is formulated to give you a creamy lather containing hesperides, rose, lavender tea, extracts of Yuzu, Edelweiss and Vetiver.

Start your shower with the spongy surface for a comfortable exfoliating effect and as you wet and squeeze the sponge enjoy the lathering effect. Spongellé is Hypoallergenic & Dermatologist Tested. A ribbon is also attached to the sponge so all you need to do is squeeze out the moisture and hang it to dry.

 

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Of course, neglecting your feet in the shower is not an option and Spongellé has your feet covered with the Spongellé Pedi-Buffer. The pedi buffer is also infused with soap and is formulated for your feet but I use it on my elbows too. Each side of the Pedi sponge is textured. One side is slighly rough and provides great stimulation for the feet and removes all the rough stuff. The other side is quite soft and perfect for cleansing and lathering up your feet and toes.Spongellé Pedi buffer is enriched with soothing extracts of Arnica, Sea Kelp, & Peppermint to soften and rejuvenate.  Spongellé Manderine Pedi buffer smells like mandarin and citrus with hints of orange blossom, fresh-cut mint and eucalyptus, it smells amazing. The pedi buffers promises 30 plus applications and is also Hypoallergenic & Dermatologist tested.

If you are ready to have some fun cleansing, visit spongelle.com. You will find a vast array of soap infused products in a variety of scents. There surely will be something for everyone to enjoy. Did I mention Spongellé items are great stocking stuffers?

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November 2, 2016

So Pink by Gap

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So Pink Eau De Toilette Natural Spray Vaporisateur by Gap- I Love it! I sprayed just a bit on and I could pick up the citrus note right away. I especially love citrus scents for this time of the year. My Fall Cornucopia decorative fruit basket is filled with grapefruit, oranges, clementines and pummelos.

There is a flowery scent there too. Lilly I guessed and I was right. I found the description at walmart.com and it mentions sweet pea and musk scents also. It’s $32.99 there with free shipping.

I love that the spray is a well regulated fine mist. I mist it on my body, just about everywhere and a quick mist to my hair. I also mist my clothes the night before I wear them. I always feel like a kid when I sometimes spray the mist and walk right thorough it after a shower!

So Pink comes in a simple but classy pink and white box (pictured). The formula seems to be tinted with pink which reflects through the bottle so it displays wonderfully.

I have been having fun with layering scents lately. I layered So Pink by Gap over a Bath & Body Works Fine Mist of Golden Magnolia Sun and the combo smelled great.

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June 1, 2016

Gifts TO Congradulate Your Graduate

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Today, I shared some of my favorite gift ideas for you to congradulate the graduate in your life on the Good Things Utah morning show. We had a blast and I think everything was a huge hit! To help save you time searching for the perfect gift here’s a list of my favorite gift giving ideas!

1. Yogibo-Although it’s exciting to go off to college a dorm room bed isn’t the same as your comfortable bed back home. I have just the solution! Yogibo Max. It’s furniture that conforms to your body using special microbeads. The MAX stretches out to 7 feet and becomes a chair, recliner, sofa or bed. You can stand it up in the corner so it is out of the way or use it as a gamer chair, a couch for two, and a comfy place to study or just hang out with your friends. And as if that’s enough there’s also the Traybo. It’s the ultimate lap top tray made of the same special hi-grade beads and stretchy fabric used in the big Yogibo’s, with a bio-friendly bamboo top creating the perfect carry and go solution to study comfortably virtually anywhere. These are both practical and useful gifts for the graduate on your list. Yogibo Max is available in fifteen fabulous colors to choose from. Price $239.00 The Traybo is available in three colors to choose from for $39.00.
Chyron: www.yogibo.com
2. WeMontage-What is WeMontage? WeMontage is a large photo collage on removable wallpaper. The wallpaper is a premium, fabric-based material that adheres to textured and non-textured surfaces. Now you can create the perfect removable photo wall sticker using photos of family, friends or pets for your college bound student to stick on their dorm room wall. When your graduate is feeling homesick WeMontage allows them to have photos of all those that matter most close by to comfort them and it makes a great conversation piece at the same time. Prices range from $59.99 to $119.99
Chyron: www.wemontage.com

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3. Kites & Ivy-What could be better than receiving an unexpected subscription care package at college? It’s a fun surprise that every college girl will enjoy. Each box will include a variety of carefully selected bath and beauty products, accessories, and other fun essentials. Items could range from face and body lotions, hair products, nail polish, makeup, a headband, a scarf or a tumbler – and so much more! Our boxes are ALWAYS worth substantially more than the retail price! Whatever the surprise, you can be assured that we seek only the BEST for our boxes. Each care package is mailed
out four times a year. Two times each semester according to each universities calendar so you can be sure your care package will be delivered at the right time. I think this is such a fun gift to give to graduates and Kites & Ivy makes it easy by offering several options to choose from such as sending a Single box for $32.99, a box Two times a year for $61.98 or a box Four times a year for $115.96.
Chyron: www.kitesandivy.com
4. Bamboo Spark by Wacom-Take notes, draw out your ideas and take them from paper, to the cloud, to bringing them to life. Your paper notebook has brought you this far. Now take your ideas even further. The Bamboo Spark is a smart folio with a smart ballpoint pen, and a spot for your favorite paper. It lets you write by hand, and saves your handwritten notes locally or within the cloud for editing, archiving and accessing anywhere. Next just press a button and that’s it! The Bamboo Spark is simple to use, and makes it easy to bridge your paper notes with the digital world. As an artist, designer and product developer I am so excited about the Bamboo Spark and this cutting edge technology. If you have an engineer, fashion or interior designer, product designer, graphic or  ine artist and so much more this makes the perfect gift for the graduate on your list! Price $159.95
Chyron: www.wacom.com
5. Moshi-Aerio Messenger Bag and Helios Lite Backpack are perfect for graduates! Moshi prides itself in creating innovative and extraordinary products to enhance the mobile lifestyle with an emphasis on aesthetics, durability and reusability. Whenever possible, they use recycled and/or naturally bio-degradable materials for packaging and boxing which I appreciate. What I love most about the Aerio messenger bag and the Helio lite backpack is that they are ergonomically designed so that they are lightweight and water-resistant. I also love the leatherette and aluminum accents,
which to me has an air of simple sophistication. It’s all grown up and perfect for graduates as they enter into this new exciting phase in their lives. The Aerio holds up to a 15” laptop or tablet and the Helios Lite Backpack has a fully padded compartment for laptops or tablets up to 13”. $119.95 and $149.95.
Chyron: www.moshi.com

I hope these gifts bring joy to a most joyous occasion!

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May 4, 2016

Essenza Blends Artisan Hand Soaps make great gifts for any occasion

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I thoroughly enjoy Essenza Luxury Hand SoapsMy family got a little spoiled this past winter because I had a different handsoap in each of our bathrooms. We all enjoyed the luxurious hand soap along with the fragrances each one carried. Scents like Autumn LeavesPumpkin Chai Latte and French Lavender filled the bathroom with their delicate scent each time we washed our hands. I was excited to see Essenza’s new line for the 2016 Spring and Summer, Essenza Blends Artisan Hand Soap. I’ve already ordered my Essenza Blends hand soaps and I am making a basket filled with them for my Mom this Mother’s Day.

Essenza Blends Artisan Hand Soap come in bright 16oz. plastic colorful bottles, and Essenza Blends are great for adding a touch of color to your home or office home as well as keeping your hands soft and smelling fresh. The colors and patterns are fun and stylish and you will definitely be able to find a color to fit your bathroom or kitchen.

A brief description of each scent is below:

  • Bamboo & Aloe combines top notes of Amazon rain, fresh aloe and White Pear with middle notes of Bamboo, Guava, White Orchid and bottom notes of Coconut Milk and Musk.
  • Mandarin & Coconut Water contains fruity overtones like sweet mandarin orange and sun-ripened mango mix along with tropical notes of coconut water, Hawaiian hibiscus and jasmine on a warm musky background.
  • Sea Salt & Mineral blend exudes calming freshness by combining salty, ozonic and aquatic notes with a soft fruity accord while the scent of tropical flowers and coconut water mingle on a creamy base of vanilla orchid, sandalwood and musk.
  • Lavender & Honey blends the scent of freshly picked lavender with sheer citrus and floral notes to create a fragrance that is bright, warm and sweet with subtle hints of honey and soft musk.

Essenza Blends Artisan Hand Soap are now available for purchase Amazon.com and Drugstore.com and are reasonably priced at only $4.99 and will make great gifts for any occasion.

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May 4, 2016

Make Mother’s Day special with a gift from Wendy Mignot Fine Pearls and Leather Jewelry

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Looking for a new piece of jewelry that feels beachy chic yet sophisticated and elevated enough to gift Moms and fill summer editorials?  Introducing Wendy Mignot, Fine Pearls + Leather Jewelry ®.

Designer Wendy Mignot tools Tahitian, South Sea, and freshwater cultured pearls, with exotic gemstones, sea glass, shells and treasured shipwreck coins in jewelry collections offering styles both casual chic for a day at the beach, and elegant edge to flaunt for cocktails and more. Not your mother’s traditonal strands of pearls each signature design is hand-crafted and strung on soft, hand-rolled leather and tied with precision and care. 

While Wendy Mignot has garnered inspiration for her namesake designs sailing exotic coastal locales in St. Barts, Central America, Panama, and the Caribbean, both she and her husband Jean-Noel now design closer to shore and her flagship store, La Vie Est Belle, located in Seaside, Florida.

Wendy’s collections of necklaces, bracelets and earrings are entirely handcrafted in the USA and available at La Vie Est Belle, fine jewelry, and specialty stores worldwide, as well as @http://www.wendymignot.com

For Mother’s Day gift guides please note there is a special site wide 10% discount on orders! 

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May 3, 2016

Make Jeffrey James Botanicals part of your Mother’s Day Celebration

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Left all your Mother’s Day shopping to the last minute? Get it all done in one shot in the click of a button at Target.com, where you’ll find all of mom’s youth-preserving essentials from Jeffrey James Botanicals.

Avoid the ‘black hole’ that is the Target store (because who can bypass those cute bikinis that are now hanging?) and fill your online cart with Jeffrey James Botanicals’ luxury organic skincare. Deliver a spa experience right to mom’s door – the brand has everything she needs for an at-home facial, from serums, to masks and everything in between.

Founded by former football player Jeffrey James, his namesake brand was created with the belief that true beauty comes from within and guides everything we do. All products in the Jeffrey James Botanicals line are formulated with over 80% certified organic ingredients, using all-natural scents and showcased in beautiful Italian glass packaging. Focused on giving your skin the finest minerals, botanicals and more that it needs to create beauty from within, Jeffrey James Botanicals delivers a truly luxurious, organic experience in the comfort of your own home.

 

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March 24, 2016

A Malibu Times “Win It” with Out of Africa

Look what you can enter to win in today’s Malibu Times newspaper! A bevy of products from Out of Africa Shea Butter.

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February 2, 2016

Top 10 Amazing Birthday Gifts for your Sister

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There are many special women in our lives. Our mothers, aunts, friends, mentors and daughters are incredibly important but sisters are the best. You might get into fights due to little disagreements but your sister is and will always be your sister. You will always love her. Sisters have watched you grow, helped you in keeping your secrets from mum and dad, she’s been as excited over your first kiss just as you were and she has never forgotten your birthday or wedding anniversary. It is therefore very important that you reward them with an awesome gift on their birthday. The following gifts will surprise her and even deepen your love for each other.

  1. Themed Birthday Party

With her travel destination in mind, plan a birthday party with all the details of that place. A Paris based Party and cake with every invited party dressed in the high French designs; she will be over the moon. If she is fond of a book or a TV- Series, take the opportunity to create a themed party around her favourite fantasy world. All guests should also dress in line with the theme. Be sure to carry tissue.

  1. Jewelry

A good quality piece of jewelry custom-made for them speaks volumes. Sisters are meant to be appreciated and valued. A golden pendant with a locket or one with her initials and they will definitely keep her smiling.

Knowing your sister’s personality is a role that you have to undertake throughout your lives. A fashionista would love glam earrings, if she is sentimental; the engraved, printed or stamped jewelry will be a perfect match for her while your girly-girly sister would love a delicately molded necklace. While picking the perfect metal, consider her preference; some love gold, others silver. Make her happy.

  1. Books

Sisters take care of each other in all aspects of life. Even if your sister isn’t a big reader, introduce her to the world of books. Whether your sister loves comics, science, history, art or travel, you will always get the right book. It is important for your sister to grow educated and learn all as well as travel. You travel through books. For your book loving sister, get her that book she has been talking about for months. She will appreciate your efforts further if you get it signed by their favourite author.

  1. Gadgets

Pampering your younger siblings/ sister with the latest gadget in her colour and with the best camera features never goes wrong. They might have been dreaming about that gadget for nights. Add a preferred type of music in the player and some family photos. You never know, she might even turn out to be the best web and software developer!

  1. Movie Tickets

If your sister loves Star-Wars movies and one is premiering on the big screens, get her tickets. She will love them. You can enjoy sister moments with popcorn/ ice cream. You won’t go wrong with this.

  1. Gift Basket

Some sisters are hard to please and yours might be one of them. To avoid the disappointment from a single gift, get her a beautiful gift basket with the best wine, chocolate, jewelry, perfumes, lotions and hair accessories. You will be thanked, and hugs and kisses will be flowing your way.

  1. Savings Account

Teaching your sister good saving habits will have to start from somewhere. Open up a savings account for them and put in a few dimes. To avoid spending, let them have a target and a dream item/ service to save up for. This will inculcate good financial management habits in their lives and you’ll be glad you did that later in life.

  1. Weekend Get-Away

For your outgoing and lover of travelling, you can gift her air tickets to her favourite destination. The two of you can use that time to bond and catch up. You rarely get the time to catch up on everything in the fast paced society.

  1. Shoes

Well, ladies love shoes! Get your sister a beautiful pair of heels and she will love you a little more. A good shoe speaks volumes of an individual’s personality. Let her know this as you gift her.

  1. Spa Session

Ladies and girls love being pampered. A spa session with your sister and mother or your sister and her daughter or friend will be appreciated. Sometimes, all they need is to get away from their busy schedules, relax and bond.

Showing sisterly love is very important because a sister means the world. You might get into fights but she is your sister and you should appreciate them.

Author Bio

Curtis Johns is a relationship expert and a jewelry collector. He advices couples and families on the importance of gifting; however small the gift might appear. Visit his blog ‘Family-Collections’ to learn more and have a look at some of his jewelry collection.

 

 

 

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