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Think MIYU this Valentine’s Day

Posted on: January 23rd, 2015


This February, give the gift of an at-home spa retreat with a healthier twist on chocolate! This limited edition “made with love” gift set is sure to send hearts fluttering! SRP: $50.00 (retail value $65)

A Valentine’s gift inspired by love… MIYU’s made with love kit includes their award- winning hydrate mi beauty tea + serum- mist essence pairing, a limited edition love sweet love chocolate chai tea, a gorgeous heart- shaped loose leaf tea infuser and an adorable mini wooden spoon.

MIYU’s “made with love” Kit Contains everything needed to make your Valentine’s Day a smashing success!
• 1 – hydrate mi beauty essence, 2.7 fl. oz.

• 1 – hydrate mi beauty tea, 16 sachets

• 1 – love sweet love chocolate chai loose tea, 25 g pouch

• 1 – heartstrings loose leaf tea infuser

• 1 – mini wooden spoon

MIYU made with love can be purchased online at

Geluxury Slippers are like walking on Air

Posted on: January 20th, 2015



I never thought in my wildest dreams that a gift as simple as a pair of slippers would bring me so much comfort and joy. I’m talking about my new pair of Geluxury Slippers that I never want to take off. If you are not familiar with Geluxury Slippers, let me fill you in. Geluxury slippers are moisture infused with 7 natural botanical and essential oils. The gel pad is sewn into the slipper so when you slip them on your feet you immediately feel a soothing cool sensation on your skin along with luxurious cushiony comfort.

Make sure you wear your Geluxury Slippers at least 2 to 3 times a week for 20 to 30 minutes a day to achieve maximum hydration benefits. They are made of Polyester and spandex and will fit snugly to your feet. The slippers work beautifully for feet with cracked heels, damaged cuticles, dry skin or just wear them just for the comfort, you will love them!

Geluxury Slippers are made with SmartGel® Technology. Geluxury patent pending lining isInfused with 7 Therapeutic Botanicals and Ceramide; Solid-textured and non-greasy with no clean up require; Enriched with Aloe Vera, Green tea, and Willow; Built to last for hundreds of treatments and Dermatologist tested.”

Geluxury Slippers ($39.95) are available in to chic fabrics (leopard) shown above and a cuddle cow print. and they are available at

Color Me Recreates the Flawless Face Look from the Golden Globes

Posted on: January 16th, 2015


At last week’s Golden Globe Awards old favorites and exciting new comers collected awards and accolades at the legendary Beverly Hilton. For many, the Red Carpet fashion still held center stage with looks as varied as the celebrities that wore them. However throughout it all one key beauty look reined supreme, the flawless face, chiseled cheekbones and dewy youthful quality sported by everyone from Emma Stone and Jennifer Aniston to Kate Hudson and Joanne Froggatt. “If your foundation isn’t perfect,” says Global Makeup Artist and founder of Color Me, Eric Jimenez, “your whole look is off. The good news is that getting that perfect skin is easier than you think.”

Here, Eric shares his tips:

• Start by using your sonic makeup applicator, Color Me, to apply your favorite (color matched) liquid foundation or BB cream. The device, which pulsates at a rate of 15,000 pulses per minute, helps to smoothly and evenly apply your foundations and creams ensuring you have an airbrushed and flawless look. Remember to season your sponge if it is brand new, before applying the foundation to your skin.
• Next set the look with a pressed or loose powder. Turn on the device and swirl over the powder to pick up the pigment all while shaking loose any excess. Apply over your face for an even and velvety finish.
• Now for the contouring! Suck in your cheekbones to find the natural hollow in your face. Using a bronzer or a powder one – two shades darker than your natural skintone blend the color in the hollow towards the hairline using your Color Me.
• Add another dot at the hollow of each temple and blend. You can also blend down your jawline to give the impression of a more defined jaw and neckline. Your color me will soften the edges and make the contoured hollows more natural.
• Highlight the cheekbones to make them stand out even more with a cream highlighter or luminizer dotted just along the cheek bone, under the brow bone, at the cupid’s bow, and along the bridge of your nose to catch the light and make your features look even more defined.
• Finish the look with ultra-curled and long lashes and a natural or bold red lip for a glamorous show-stopping style.

Red carpet to reality in no time.

Stop your cold sore in its tracks with Carmex

Posted on: January 13th, 2015


We all know to well about that sensation. The itchy tingly feeling, the slight soreness and all we can do is wait until the dreaded Cold Sore shows itself. I usually suffer from at least one cold sore a year and when I get one, I am miserable. I don’t even want to touch my face. I can forget about make-up and my beloved lipstick.

After reading the history of Carmex at their website  (see below)** I decided I would try the product. This year I will be prepared and will have Carmex Cold Sore Treatment in my handbag waiting for that dreaded day.


**Alfred Woelbing, like many people, suffered from cold sores. Unlike many people, he had an entrepreneurial spirit and a knack for kitchen chemistry.

Alfred decided to solve his painful condition for himself, and concocted a remedy for his cold sores. In 1937, he began making Carmex by hand, pouring the lip balm into the familiar yellow-capped jars in his kitchen.

His sales method: visiting pharmacies one by one. If they weren’t interested, he gave them a dozen jars for free—along with a postcard to reorder. In no time, the pharmacies sold the free samples and the reorder forms starting coming in.

Alfred produced Carmex from home for many years, moving into a full production facility in the 1950s, and then to their current manufacturing site in 1975. About 100 people (including Alfred’s grandsons Eric and Paul Woelbing) continue to produce our original formula in its trademark little jars, and have expanded the line to include ultra hydrating Carmex Moisture Plus® as well as soothing skin care products.

Carmex Cold Sore Treatment is a tiny tube that discretely fits into the smallest of spaces.  “Carmex® Cold Sore Treatment works on contact to block pain and itch while minimizing the appearance of your cold sore. ”  Carmex Cold Sore Treatment contains Benzocaine which blocks pain and itching. Carmex TriPLEX formula will smooth and fill the cold sore helping to minimize its appearance.

Hopefully I will get lucky this year and the cold sore will pass me by but just in case, I have my Carmex.

Amal Clooney at the Golden Globe Awards

Posted on: January 12th, 2015

For her first major red carpet moment post-wedding, beauty Amal Clooney stunned tonight at the Golden Globes in her classic Dior gown that was paired with a timeless and chic beauty look by makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury.

When asked how this look came to be, Tilbury beams, “Amal knows and loves my products – she wears my Matte Revolution Lipsticks in Walk of Shame, Bond Girl and Amazing Grace. I went into today knowing what she likes, so I created a retro beauty look inspired by the silver screen sirens that fits her classic style.”

Here are a few key steps that makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury used to create the look:

1. Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask was used to create a veil of perfection on the skin. Charlotte then applied Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream to the entire face followed by Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow to create a flawless soft focus and an instant “spotlight” effect, which acted as the perfect base to the Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder foundation in 7 Medium.

2. Charlotte applied Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher concealer in 2 Fair and 3 Medium underneath the eye. Rid the face of any unwanted oils with a dusting of Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder in 2 Medium down the middle of the face only to keep Amal’s skin dewy and fresh.

3. Next, Charlotte used Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift in Cara D to perfect brows and shape the face.

4. To bring out the golden highlights in Amal’s eyes, Charlotte applied the pop shade from Luxury Palette in The Dolce Vita across the lids. Charlotte Tilbury Rock ‘N’ Kohl Eye Pencil in Barbarella Brown was applied around the eye. To soften the liner, Charlotte Tilbury The Classic in Sophia was applied over the top. Charlotte applied three coats of Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes to the top lashes and only one coat to bottom lashes to create an open-eyed look.

5. To add an unbeatable red carpet-worthy glow, use Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow to highlight and sculpt the cheek, nose, jawline and temples.

6. To create the perfect cheek, Charlotte used both Cheek to Chic in Love Glow and First Love across the cheekbones.

7. Finish with the perfect velvety, red lip by using Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Savage Rose along with a mixture of Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Night Crimson and Matte Revolution Lipstick in Red Carpet Red.

8. Charlotte applied Charlotte Tilbury Multi-Miracle Glow for moisture and a dewy finish followed by Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body to sculpt and illuminate the limbs.

Start the Year off Curly with Carol’s Daughter

Posted on: January 6th, 2015



During the last three years or so, I have tried various shampoos, conditioners and most recently, hair oils and masks. I am always looking for hair care products that will reduce my frizzy, dry, color treated and very curly hair. Over the last year, I have noticed my hair thinning which concerns me. My hair stylist told me that I am very lucky I have curly hair. Curly hair hides the thinning, all I need to do is keep using a really good curl product. Carol’s Daughter Marula Curl Therapy is one hair care product that is working quite well for me.

With the help of Carol’s Daughter Marula Curl Therapy Gentle Cream CleanserMarula Curl Therapy Softening Hair Mask and Marula Curl Therapy Softening Serum, my curls are soft, bouncy and have a vrey natural look. I know that the scent of products aren’t everything but Carol’s Daughter hair care collection smells wonderful! Remember, after shampooing, make sure to leave the Softening Hair mask on for at lest 5 minutes for best results. Carol’s Daughter Diffusing & Styling Lotion has become one of my favorite curling “must-haves” and my daughter is using it too. After applying the styling lotion, I usually air dry my hair ,scrunching it from time to time. The results are worth it as my hair wis soft to the touch and i have curls that are natural, the way they should be.

Carol’s Daughter Marula Oil Collection is “packed with Marula—a rich oil harvested for 12,000 years in Madagascar that instantly restores and softens your curls”.  This amazing Collection contains absolutely NO Parabens, Petroleum, Mineral Oil and no artificial colors. Carol’s Daughter is specially designed to pamper and treat your hair with healthy ingredients. Once you start using the products you will see results immediately.


The best way to see results is to purchase the Carol’s Daughter Murula Curl Therapy Collection (shown above) which includes:

*The Marula Curl Therapy Gentle Cream Cleanser, “a luxe pampering sulfate-free cleanser that nourishes hair for easier detangling and styling.”
*The Marula Curl Therapy Softening Hair Mask,  “a rejuvenating deep-conditioning treatment that gives curls the extra moisture they need to be restored and stay soft.”
*The Marula Curl Therapy Softening Serum, “a nutritious blend of hair-softening oils that leaves you with glossy, well-behaved spirals that make any style easy to perfect.”
*The Marula Curl Therapy Diffusing & Styling Lotion, “a rich styling cream that adds supreme definition to curls and waves for perfectly styled hair that is never stiff or dry.

* Info taken from Carol’s Daughter website

You can purchase Carol’s Daughter Hair Care Collections and Skin Care products at and the history of Carol’s Daughter at

QVC Features Josie Maran—TODAY ONLY!!!

Posted on: January 5th, 2015

Introducing, Josie Maran Argan Pure Complexion 5 Piece Collection exclusively available on QVC’s Today’s Special Value!


This collection of skincare and face beautifiers infused with argan oil will help you achieve healthy, glowing skin this New Year! Argan Cleansing Oil removes dirt, while the 100% Pure Argan Oil hydrates your skin. The Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation and Brush provides even-toned skin care benefits and finally the Argan Color Stick adds a pop of rosy pink to your lips and cheeks!

This exclusive deal is only available today! Value: 85.00  Price: 69.96

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Cross Pens are gifts of luxury that last a lifetime

Posted on: December 19th, 2014


I remember when I received my first Cross pen. The pen was presented to me for my 8th grade graduation. It was a gold pen with my name engraved on and I was so excited to have such a beautiful pen. Forty years later, I still have that pen, I have always treasured it. Cross pens have a way of doing that, they are truly a gift that lasts a lifetime. Cross pens have an elegance about them whether they are presented to men, women or young adults. Cross Pens definitely make a statement. I always turn to Cross for birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, graduations and they make perfect Holiday gifts. My beautiful pen is a Cross Botanica (shown above). It is gorgeous as the intricate details in the pen make it more beautiful than it looks in a photo.

Cross offers so much more than just pens. Their pen and pencil gift sets are extraordinary and each design is unique. Cross also has a wide range of accessories which are perfect for gift giving.


Cross is a 168 years old company and they are is celebrating their Peerless Pen’s 125th anniversary by bringing back the art of writing. You can win your own Cross Pen by entering the contest below:

The Search for The Peerless 125: “For 168 years, Cross has been creating luxurious writing instruments to ink what matters. For the 125th anniversary of the Peerless pen, Cross is celebrating those who are Peerless, and those who are making a positive mark on history, by launching a contest on One nominated Peerless individual is being awarded with a special edition Peerless Gold Pen with a Ruby garnet that is worth $3,900 (only 125 are being made), and 125 second place winners are being awarded with the traditional Peerless line. Yes, Cross is awarding 125 luxury writing tools!”

I love the idea that Cross wants to revive the lost art of hand written notes. I remember way back when when my husband (then boyfriend) and I handwrote notes and cards to each other, they are keepsakes I will always treasure. I still write my own cards and notes and Cross hopes you too, will continue to do so. I love my new Cross pen and I truly enjoy writing with it. I will treasure it for another forty years!!!! 

Gifts for every member of the Family including your pets

Posted on: December 18th, 2014

It is officially almost the most wonderful time of year! Make gift-giving a cinch this year by finding the perfect present for everyone on your list with these fun finds for the season. See below for holiday offerings to gift your favorite foodie, beauty junkie, and even your pet!


dr. brandt Best of Brandt Holiday Kit ($80),

Give the gift of radiant skin with this gift set featuring Dr. Brandt’s coveted best sellers from the XYY, DNA and house call collections for a complete beauty regimen. This quartet of products preps & rejuvenates to ensure youthful skin transformation!


Petsmile Pet Toothpaste ($25) and Applicator Swabs ($9),

Pamper your pet for the holidays by keeping their teeth clean the smart way with no brushing, begging, or bargaining required. With Petsmile® Pet Toothpaste, created by the humans who brought you Supersmile®, your dog can have healthy teeth and gums plus fresh breath with just a simple swipe.




Skin & Co. Roma Umbrian Magnifico Bath Set ($52), $58

The exfoliating set for your winter season, smooth away and enjoy these lush scents straight from the Mediterranean. Each exfoliator features the finest, handpicked Italian extracts and oils used for traditional healing and therapy in Italy.


Dana’s Bakery Holiday Macarons ($30 for a box of 12);

Known for putting a unique American twist on the quintessential French treat, Dana’s Bakery is spicing up the lineup with unique holiday flavors including Sugar Cookie, Egg Nog, Nutcracker, Hanukkah Gelt and Jelly Doughnut. The festive (and naturally gluten-free) macarons will make ultimate gift for your favorite foodie!


Enjoy Truffles for the Holidays

Posted on: December 17th, 2014


When I hear the word “Truffle”, I immediately think of those decadant chocolate candies which are so irrisistible. Until recently, I didn’t know that there was another kind of truffle. Those truffles are a kind of subterranean fungi, meaning, they are a mushroom that grows underground. There are specials oils extracted from this type of truffle which is used for cooking and is also found in skincare.

The skincare line I am talking about is Skin & Co. Roma Umbrian Truffle. You must try Umbrian Truffle Body Lotion, it is exquisite. You will feel the softness of your hands and skin after the first application. This thick and rich lotion is formulated with anti-oxidants, vitamins and acids essential for achieving healthy skin. As stated by Skin & Co., “The olive oil and shea butter in the formula creates an intensive moisture treatment. Also contains argan oil that softens the skin and prevents sagging and aging of the skin. And lastly sodium hyaluronate to brighten and keep your skin firm. Truffles for the skin are a major luxury. You deserve it!”

Sabatino Truffles is the parent company to Skin & Co. Roma, a skincare line that infuses their luxury beauty products with these very same one of a kind truffles, bringing the luxurious Mediterranean experience to everyone around the globe! Skin & Co. Roma’s newest line, Umbrian Apothecary Umbrian Truffle features premium skincare and body care products infused with the potent, organic truffle extract and is sold at Select Look Boutiques at Duane Reade and Walgreens Stores Nationwide.

Umbrian Truffle Skincare contains: Olive Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Argan Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic aloe Vera Juice, Organic Rose Extract, Truffle Extract, Organic Rosemary Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, and Tocopherol
Umbrian truffle does not contain: Sulfates, Parabens, Mineral Oils, Phtalates, Petrolatum or Paraffin


One way to sample this luxourous skincare line is to purchase an Umbrian Truffle Holiday kit. This kit is also the perfect gift to give anyone who appreciates quality skincare.

Here’s the kit to surprise your family and friends with Stocking Sized to stuff your Holiday Stockings! Whether they love Truffle or Sicilian Orange, here’s a kit that embraces both collections! This gift includes, 3 pcs Truffle Body Gel, 3 pcs Sicilian Body Gel, 2 pcs Sicillian body Lotion, 2 pcs Truffle Body Milk packaged in a Holiday Bag, perfect for gift giving. View the entire collection of gifts sets and skincare at

Learn about Sabatino truffles, their uses and their skincare line at

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