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Josie Maran’s TSV on QVC May 24th…Don’t Miss It!

Posted on: May 22nd, 2015


Josie Maran’s TSV will be featured on QVC, May 24, 2015.

Introducing, Josie Maran Argan Total Confidence Collection, Love and Light, exclusively available on QVC’s Today’s Special Value! This collection of argan oil goodies will love and care for you so that you can focus on showing the world your amazing, unique, totally confident light! 100% Argan Oil will deeply moisturize your skin, while Aragn Daily Moisturzer SPF 47 Protect and Perfect delivers all natural protection with a light tint. The Argan Black Oil Mascara will lengthen, condition and nourish your lashes and finally the Argan Color Stick will add pop of color for natural looking cheeks and lips!

Violife’s Slim Sonic Toothbrush Makes Traveling a Breeze

Posted on: May 14th, 2015


How many of you live by your electric toothbrush? Do you ever get into a dilemma when you have to pack it to travel? There are no more dilemmas with the Violife’s Slim Sonic ToothbrushThis sonic powered, portable toothbrush promises a sparking smile with 22,000 brush strokes per minute. It’s like traveling with your electric toothbrush but it’s practically 1/10 the size.  There are no cords to plug in and you will have more space on the vanity for other toiletries. Not only is the Violife’s Slim Sonic Toothbrush easy to travel with, you can take it anywhere. It is conveniently enclosed in a stylish case and no one will ever know it’s a toothbrush.

A great feature with Violife’s Slim Sonic Toothbrush is that when you use your toothbrush, the case keeps the toothbrush clean. If you are not traveling, you can easily brush your teeth on the go.  After brushing, simply cover the bristles and put it in your purse, drawer at work or gym bag. The next time you use it, it’s clean as a whistle.

The colors are cute and stylish and if it’s too difficult to choose one, you might have to choose two. For your convenience, Each Violife’s Slim Sonic Toothbrush comes with a free  replacement head and AAA battery, so you’re ready to go as soon as you open the package!

The Slim Sonic Toothbrush retails for $15 online via

Summer Skincare Tips from Jan Marini

Posted on: May 12th, 2015

Jan Marini, CEO of Jan Marini Skin Research, is a pioneer in the professional skincare arena. She has more than three decades of experience researching and developing new and innovative skincare technologies. Below are three of her top beauty tips to help keep skin protected and youthful during the summer months.



· Sun exposure breaks down the Disulfide bonds in hair, causing color fading (think of that $200 color service), brittleness and breakage. Remember, your scalp is an extension of the same skin that is on your face and it requires the same attention! Cumulative sun exposure, throughout the year, damages and ages the scalp and, as a result, compromises and decreases the factors that promote luxurious, full, healthy hair.

· Be sure to use a conditioner or leave-on spray that contains a sun protectant…and, wear a hat!

· Your lips are one of the most vulnerable and most exposed areas and, often, the most forgotten.

· To prevent skin cancer while keeping your lips soft, hydrated and supple, generously massage sun protectant into the lip area.

· There is a widely spread misconception that it is wise to stop using glycolics, retinols, etc., during the summer months. Not the case! These powerful, gold standard tools can prevent a significant amount of damage, and repair damage that hasn’t yet surfaced while reversing superficial signs of aging and enabling skin to more effectively respond to UV radiation.

· Remember, your skin ages every day and you need to consistently apply medically and clinically validated topicals that can truly assist in keeping your skin looking healthy, vibrant, refined, hydrated and luminous. Taking a break, especially during a period of more intense sun exposure, only compounds the aging process and further compromises your skin’s ability to repair and rejuvenate.

Boost Your Beauty From Within With BeautyScoop

Posted on: May 7th, 2015



Warm weather is upon us, and that means it is time to get our hair, skin and nails into tip-top shape. BeautyScoop, a breakthrough nutritional beauty supplement will solve all your beauty woes in no time by working from within to enhance beauty at a cellular level.

Based in nature and backed by science, BeautyScoop is a revolutionary beauty supplement that’s clinically proven to deliver more perfect nails, hair and skin in just three weeks. Developed by Dr. Michelle Yagoda, an internationally acclaimed celebrity facial plastic surgeon, and Dr. Eugene Gans, a world renowned chemist and inventor, the unique formula underwent ten years of rigorous, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized independent research. A light powder, BeautyScoop was designed to provide peptides, lipids and other key nutrients like collagen, hyaluronic acid, biotin and anti-oxidants in a way that’s easy for the body to absorb. With a subtle vanilla flavor, the powder blends effortlessly into juices and smoothies.

How to Use: Simply mix one scoop of powder into any of your favorite drink recipes each day for at least three weeks to give your body the building blocks it needs for more perfect nails, hair and skin.

BeautyScoop offers measurable, proven results in these three areas:

· Strong Nails: Say good bye to broken, brittle nails. With the power of peptides, lipids, biotin. zinc and calcium, BeautyScoop delivers longer, stronger, faster-growing nails with fewer ridges and marks. In clinical trials, 99% of participants reported stronger, healthier, more perfect nails in three weeks, with 79% reporting a noticeable difference in the very first week.

· Lustrous Hair: Optimize hair growth and reduce shedding for thick, flawless, flowing hair. Made with a patented formula in an organic certified factory, BeautyScoop fortifies split ends and strengthens hair, even repairing the damage done by harsh chemicals. The unique formula conditions and nourishes the scalp, while jumpstarting the vitality of each hair follicle on a cellular level, and providing each strand with the essential fatty acids and proteins it needs for shine, manageability, and resilient growth. An incredible 84% of users reported improvement in their hair, in just three weeks.

Youthful Skin: Get radiant, hydrated, younger-looking skin with just a drink a day. The advanced formula features special peptides and lipids, known as SPLs, collagen and hyaluronic acid which provide the skin with the building blocks it needs to create younger, healthier skin. BeautyScoop diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and heals dry, cracked skin with intense hydration from the inside out. In clinical tests, 61% of participants reported a noticeable difference in their skin in just three weeks.

AVAILABILITY: One month supply, $70; three month supply, $210 at

Turn the Heat up this Mother’s Day with Beyonce’

Posted on: May 2nd, 2015


Beyoncé Heat Wild Orchid is one of the best fragrances you can give to that “special lady” in your life this Mother’s Day. Beyoncé Heat Wild Orchid has a wonderfully fragrant and feminine scent, and the pink perfume bottle is so elegant and eye catching, who wouldn’t want this on their bureau. I know I wouldn’t mind. What is especially nice about this fragrance is that it is totally affordable. You definitely won’t have to break the bank to purchase this exquisite fragrance which can be found for $20 or less at retailers nationwide.

Beyonce’ explains her fragrance best, “The fragrance opens with a sparkling allure of the tantalizing trio of pomegranate, coconut water and boysenberry. Honeysuckle and blooming magnolia frame the butterfly orchid to create a bold bouquet. The base showcases simmering sexy notes of blond woods, skin musks and gilded amber adding to its sensuality.”

Beyonce’ has created many beautiful fragrances and this one is no different. I would be so excited to receive a bottle of Beyonce’ Heat Wild Orchid this Mother’s Day and your Mom will too!

Surprise Mom with an Exquisite Gift Set from Lancome

Posted on: May 1st, 2015

 Mother’s Day Gift Sets From the Legendary Lancôme Fragrance Collection


La Vie Est Belle: $102 ($123 Value): For the woman who lives in the present—filled with honesty, truth, and gratitude—life truly is beautiful. Help her celebrate her own unique path with this elegant collection of 2.5 Fl. Oz. EDP Spray, 1.7 Oz. Fl. Body Lotion, and 1.7 Oz. Fl. Shower Gel in one of Lancôme’s premier scents. Made with perfumery’s most precious ingredients, La Vie Est Belle entwines the elegance of iris with the strength of patchouli and the sweetness of praline. Floral notes of sambac, jasmine, and Tunisian orange blossom are added in the form of sublime absolutes.


Trésor: $104 ($125 Value): This classic, floral, semi-oriental fragrance honors the radiant allure of the eternal woman, and reminds us that love is a treasure to be cherished. Featuring a 3.4 Fl. Oz. EDP Spray, 1.7 Oz. Fl. Body Lotion, and 1.7 Oz. Fl. Shower Gel, this sumptuous Gift Set will envelope her in a succession of singularly exquisite notes. Rose, muguet, and lilac blend with the sparkle of apricot blossom. Soon after, Trésor becomes an insatiable mélange of heliotrope and iris, evolving into a sensuous profusion of sandalwood, amber, and musk.


Miracle: $92 ($101.50 Value): Joyful, empowering, and inspiring, this spicy floral fragrance captures the sudden and sublime revelation that life is extraordinary miracle. Show gratitude for the gift of life with this premium Set of 3.4 Fl. Oz. EDP Spray, 1.7 Oz. Fl. Shower Gel, and 1.7 Fl. Oz. Body Lotion. Bursting with the zest of fresh freesia, peppery ginger, sophisticated magnolia, and warm, serene amber, this best-selling fragrance brings modern serenity to the everyday.

Lancome Fragrance Gift Sets can be found at Fine Department Stores Nationwide



View Some Amazing Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Posted on: April 30th, 2015

unnamed-15Le Mieux Skin Perfecter

The Skin Perfecter uses ultrasonic technology (28,000 ultrasonic vibrations per second) to deeply cleanse pores. The ultrasonic waves create a sudden formation and collapse of bubbles in a liquid form called cavitation. This formation creates a micro-jet like current that increases the permeability of the cell walls, allowing molecules to be more easily transported through the outermost layer of the skin. This in turn pushes out any impurities and cellular debris.

$189 via


Trophy Skin RejuvadermMD
This handheld microdermabrasion system combats signs of aging, spots and sun damage. Featuring four adjustable power levels, the handheld RejuvadermMD is a compact microdermabrasion treatment that offers the portability and power. $199


Violife Personal Misting Humidifier
Violife has removed the bulk and added some style to this decade’s old beauty and health device. The Personal Misting Humidifier delivers the same ultra-fine mist found in large humidifiers, but can conveniently move from place to place. Available in a number of different colors and patterns, the Personal Misting Humidifier uses ultrasonic vaporizing to moisturize the air, creating your own personal climate in almost any space. This light-weight, portable humidifier is ideal for travel – all you need is a standard water bottle and power outlet! $40


emerginC scientific organics trial/travel set

TSA and environmentally friendly, what could be a better combination? emerginC scientific organics, the 100% natural, paraben and synthetic fragrance-free line, with a minimum of 70% organic ingredients in every item, introduces their first trial/travel set. This conveniently packaged set includes six of scientific organics top-selling products. In addition to emerginC’s ongoing commitment to healthy skincare, for every travel set sold, they will plant a tree in an indigenous area, around the world.  The emerginC scientific organics’ trial/travel set includes: spirulina toner, kombucha cleanser, peel pad (3), eyelight cream, phytocell cream, and phytocell detox mask.
$89 at spas nationwide and online

unnamed-19Heaven by Deborah Mitchell Bee Sting Facial Kit
This kit contains the very best of Heaven to make your skin look younger, smoother, firmer and brighter. Using only natural and organic ingredients, the new Stratosphere collection by Deobrah Mitchell is a favorite of A-listers including Kate Middleton, Victoria Beckham, Mariska Hargitay, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kate Hudson and many more. The Bee Sting Facial Kit includes: Silver Bee Venom Mask, SOS Serum, Formula B Eyes, Bee Polish, Orange Flower Hydrogel, New Edition Cleansing Cream, Divine Cream and Age Defiance.  $415.53
unnamed-20Topganic Shampoo, Conditioner & Treat Hair Mask Set

Derived from ancient apothecary blends for the elite and royal, Topganic is the first hair care line to effectively combine natural oils, extracts and minerals from the Dead Sea. This gift set is available in two targeted lines that specifically treat hair concerns: Argan Oil from Morocco for Dry & Colored Hair and Obliphica Oil from Russia for Thin, Brittle & Color Treated Hair.  $29

unnamed-21FABY Fabulous Mini Collection Set

From the brand new nail lacquer company, making its way stateside from Italy, this gorgeous collection of 4 mini nail polishes from FABY’s Fabulous collection feature high shine, quick dry time and a chip resistant and long wear formula. Includes Plastic Jewels and Neon Lights turquoise, Sugarful white, the firm and fizzy green Mint Bubbles and Hula Hoop Pink.

*Receive 10% off now through May 11th  USE CODE: MOTHERSDAY2015 on all online purchases. $24.50
unnamed-22Life Time LifeSpa

For the mom that’s always busy and stressed out, treat her to a day at LifeSpa. Located in Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life destinations across the country, LifeSpa is the largest full service salon and spa in the nation with 98 locations across the country, including 1,400 highly trained technicians who deliver more than 1,000,000 customized treatments a year, LifeSpa treats its guests from head to toe, offering services for hair, skin, body and nails.

Shea Yeleen and ABAN have Created the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

Posted on: April 29th, 2015



This year, exclusively for Mother’s Day, Shea Yeleen (the fair trade shea butter skincare brand**) and ABAN (A Ban Against Neglect)  have partnered for a second time to come up with a fabulous beauty bag, the Shea Yeleen/Aban Beauty Bag.

Let me just say that this is an amazing collaboration. Not only is Shae Yaleen and ABAN helping mothers in sub-Saharan Africa, but their Beauty Bag is made from up-cycled plastics and the key chain that adorns them are crafted from recycled from glass (see photo below). I have my own makeup bag crafted in a traditional Ghanian print, there are four brilliant prints to choose from, and the prints are quite beautiful.

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Proceeds from the sale of the Beauty Bags help mothers in sub-Saharan Africa, pay for regular every day necessities for their children such as education, clothing and food, through jobs that provide a fair wage in safe working environments.

The Shea Yeleen/Aban Beauty Bag is a multipurpose zip case made to feature traditional Ghanian prints. With the purchase of a bag, you will receive a Shea Yeleen Lavender Honeysuckle Body Butter and a Lavender Ylang Ylang Shea Butter Soap.  I could smell the Lavender  as I unzipped the bag and the scent was amazing.

All of Shea Yeleen butters, balms and soaps are made with 100% unrefined shea butter, sourced from women-run cooperatives in Ghana. These Beauty Bags are perfectly designed for make-up or you can use it as a lunch bag or sewing/craft bag which I am tempted to do. Any Mother would love receiving this special gift knowing that the proceed will be going to a most worthy cause, MOTHERS!

**“Shea Yeleen International is a unique social enterprise that includes a 501(c)3 nonprofit and a commercial entity that sells high-quality, unrefined shea butter products. Our mission is to promote sustainable economic development in rural sub-Saharan Africa, empower and train women-owned shea butter cooperatives, and educate consumers in the U.S. about natural beauty care products and fair trade.”

Purchase a Shea Yeleen/Aban at


Give a Little Scent of France this Mother’s Day with LeCouvent des Minimes

Posted on: April 28th, 2015
Cologne of Love Le Couvent des Minimes for women and men

Le Couvent des Minimes

Inspired by the devotion of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary who welcomed and cared for those in need, the Botanical Cologne of Love gives a feeling of well-being and serenity.”  What a lovely inspiration and a perfect gift for a special lady in your life this Mother’s Day.

Known as the Botanical Cologne of Love, Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Aimable has an incredible light and alluring scent which I am going to delight my Mom with this Mother’s Day. I know she will love this fragrance.

Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Aimable has a distinguished scent of  Orange Blossom along with 5 Plants selected for their beneficial properties.

ORANGE BLOSSOM for softness, BERGAMOT for serenity, WILD ROSE for hydration, NASTURTIUM for radiance and PETITGRAIN for harmony.

Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Aimable is perfect as an after shower or bath indulgence or use as a fragrance any time of day or night. This exquisite, sparkling, scented water perfume will delight your senses with its soothing fragrance.

Le Couvent des Minimes also has a fabulous  scented hand cream set that will keep mom’s overworked hands hydrated. Included are three new fragrances, Minimes, Aimable, and Matines, the Le Couvent des Minimes hand creams naturally moisturize hands with Shea Butter and Beeswax, leaving them softly scented. From citrus, to orange blossom, to an earthy cedar and basil, there is a scent for every mom and the perfect gift for Mother’s Day.

Purchase you Mother’s Day gifts at

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