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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

Scentbird is a Fragrant Mother’s Day Gift that keeps on giving!

Posted on: April 24th, 2015


Your choice of a 30-­‐day supply of designer perfume is just a click away New York, NY (April 2015) –

Newcomer to the fragrance market? Scentbird provides a stylish and modern, yet convenient and affordable way to keep your fragrance game on point. For $14.95 USD per month, subscribers to Scentbird will have access to a 30-­‐day supply of over 350 top designer fragrances, including Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Hermes, Gucci and Marc Jacobs delivered directly to their door in a sleek and beautiful purse-­‐sized spray. The 0.27oz-­‐sized bottle (about the size of a rollerball) contains your choice of perfume. Subscribers can choose their fragrance based on suggestions from Scentbird’s TruScent™ Recommender, which leverages a database of thousands of scent profiles and 500,000 reviews by real women. Or, find their match searching by brand, mood, occasion or personality. Customers create a queue of different scents they want to experience in the coming months, or continue on with a scent they feel connected to for as long as they want.

Born out of frustration with the “perfume graveyard”—expensive bottles of designer perfume collecting dust on every woman’s dresser—Scentbird was created to provide an alternative for women of today that is both practical and exciting. Mariya Nurislamova, CEO of Scentbird states, “The number one reason women buy perfume is to find something new or different. In fact, most women 18 to 34 no longer believe in having a signature fragrance. These women are used to living a life on their terms, changing their scent on a whim and matching it to an outfit. Expensive perfume bottles that last for years just cannot keep up with a modern woman’s lifestyle.“ With Scentbird, the world of fragrance opens up. Clients have an affordable option to experiment with new scents and to mix up their routine without having to spend hundreds of dollars or commit to one single bottle for years. However, the tactile experience of purchasing a new perfume is not lost. Scentbird perfumes are beautifully packaged and simple to use, and the sophisticated black atomizer is nestled in a luxurious velvet pouch. And with a platform that is friendly to both the indecisive customer and the fragrance-­‐wearer who knows what she likes, Scentbird is a practical option for every type of personality. To become a scent-­‐savvy member of Scentbird and indulge in this affordable luxury at

Scentbird is the perfect gift to give mom the luxury of designer perfume without having to guess….and it keeps on giving!


No Nonsense Celebrates Earth Day

Posted on: April 22nd, 2015

pantyhose recycling

No nonsense, who offer a stylish array of tights, leggings and socks, has the perfect program to help readers reduce their ‘fashion carbon footprint’ – by recycling their tights!

  • While we love the way sheer hosiery and stylish tights look on legs, we’re not as thrilled to see them in landfills. NoNonsense has developed the first tights recycling program that repurposes the Nylon/Spandex blend found in many tights, and turns them into things such as park benches, running tracks, car insulation, and playground equipment.
  • Simply visit to download a mailing label, box up your used tights and pantyhose (they will accept all brands), and bring them to your nearest shipping location. No nonsense collects them all and sends everything to a recycling facility.

Sinful Colors are Sinfully Fun

Posted on: April 21st, 2015


Spring has sprung!! This means “out” with the winter colors and “in” with the “NEW”  Sinful Colors and they are fabulous. My girls and I had fun this weekend trying to decide which Sinful Colors we should start the season off with. We loved them all. Of course, Tempest (light lavender) is one of my favorites. This color is light, springy and looked beautiful with just a single coat.


There are 24 vibrant colors in the NEW 2015 Spring Collection ranging from Mattes, Opalescents, Bloom Blasts, Citrus Twists and so many more.


I tried Bloom Blast Flower Power over my favorite color, Tempest and the effect was amazing and perfect for spring. Sinful Colors are easy to apply as the brush is the perfect size. The most difficult  part was trying to decide which colors to choose from. I think we are off to a good start.


View the entire collection and the NEW Spring Sinful Colors at www.sinfulcolors Sinful Colors can be found at most drugstores nationwide at at a fabulous price as low as $1.99.

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