EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone Giveaway



3 winners will receive a ecoTOOLS™ by Alicia Silverstone Overnight Bag (a $19.99 value).

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This large bag is sturdy and durable and features easy-to-grip handles that make it ideal for travel. The two interior compartments are removable and versatile to help keep contents clean and tidy.




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ecoTOOLS™’ latest venture: a collaboration with accomplished actress and environmental activist Alicia Silverstone to produce a brand-new cosmetic bag collection, ecoTOOLS™ by Alicia Silverstone.



Launching in December 2009 at Walgreens and Target stores, the line includes a complete set of five cosmetic bags, ranging from a brush bag with a brush set to an overnight bag. The perfect addition to holiday travel or a stylish stocking stuffer, each bag is produced with a natural hemp material and uses a recycled PET lining. Renowned for its environmentally-friendly cosmetic brushes, bath accessories, and new bath & body care collection, ecoTOOLS™enters unchartered territory with an eco-conscious set of cosmetic bags. This holiday season, Alicia and ecoTOOLS™ will show how simple it is to be eco-friendly and fabulous, one sustainably stylish step at a time.

As ecoTOOLS™ continued to grow, parent company Paris Presents, Inc. aspired to extend its reach further. Not only were they looking to inspire consumers by taking small, but smart, steps towards making the world a greener place, but they were also searching for a voice to exemplify that message. The solution was simple: cultivate a relationship with a solid spokesperson and develop products that would be accessible, affordable and beautiful. As an avid fan of ecoTOOLS™ and notable environmental activist, Alicia Silverstone was a natural choice.

With ecoTOOLS™ by Alicia Silverstone, it’s never been easier to be green and gorgeous. The collection, which features some of Alicia’s favorite flowers, offers sleek design, natural materials and fabulous functionality.


The giveaway will conclude December 15th.

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Hard Candy Rocked at the AMA's



Taylor Swift was the big winner at the 2009 American Music Awards. Whitney Houston was honored and Adam Lambert brought some controversy to Sunday’s night’s show in Los Angeles. But it was the nominees and presenters who attended the GBK Pre American Music Award Lounge and stopped by the Hard Candy suite that truly experienced music to their ears.

Hard Candy provided makeup applications with celebrity makeup artist Maital Sabban utilizing the most buzzed about collection of the year. Top performances from the collection included: Painted Lady, Walk the Line, Lash Tinsel, Kal-eye-descope and Eye Candy. Additionally, Hard Candy’s iconic Just Nails polishes were on hand and received rave reviews.

Suite attendees included: Leona Lewis, Colbie Caillat, LaToya Jackson, Demi Lovato, Pussycat Doll Carmit Bachar, Candace Cameron, Dancer Karina Smirnoff, and recording artist Jordyn Taylor. Additionally, Hard Candy will be on the sets of Melrose Place, future Twilight movies, Pussycat Dolls videos and tons more movie, television and music videos. Word is spreading like wildfire that Hard Candy is the “it” brand of celebs, makeup artists and cosmetic junkies.

Hard Candy is colorful, tempting and addictive and it’s reemerged as a beauty leader at the largest retailer in the world.

Hollywood Hotties Stay Irresistibly Kissable

There’s no doubt we wouldn’t jump on the chance to smooch any of these three hot, Hollywood babes. So what do a vampire, an America Idol and TV’s sexiest Upper East-Sider all have in common you may ask? They all keep their luscious lips soft, hydrated and kissable with eos Lip Balm Smooth Spheres ($3.29).

Adam Lambert, American Idol

As American Idol’s Adam Lambert gets ready to drop his new album, For Your Entertainment, on November 23rd he makes sure to load up on this balm to prevent his money maker from getting chapped.

Kellan Lutz, Twilight, New Moon

Kellan Lutz knows that all the attention will be on his fangs and pout, so it’s important he keeps his lips soft and smooth.

Ed Westwick, Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl

Let’s face it, who doesn’t stare at Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick’s desirable mouth each week? Now we know he lathers up on eos before he gets ready for that passionate kiss with Blair.

Available in three mouth-watering flavors; Summer Fruit, Honeysuckle Honeydew and Sweet Mint and packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos Lip Balm Smooth Spheres are guaranteed to keep lips sensationally soft and smooth this season!

Axe Hair Care Giveaway


25 winners will receive a coupon for a Free AXE Hair Product.

Axe Hair is the perfect stocking stuffer for all the men in your lives!

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Also, check out the AXE Hair Hot Tweeters promotion that just got started on Friday. The top 10 well haired guys, at the end of each month, will win a haircut ($50 gift card) and an array of AXE Hair products. Guys compete and girls vote. If you know any guys, please encourage them to participate!



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The giveaway will conclude December 7th.

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Review: Sleek Med Spa

Don't let the name fool you: SLEEKSkin is not just for the finely contoured face, It's for the taut and young, the loose and old, the scarred the splotchy, the spotted and the spotless. It's a full service collection of problem solving products specifically formulated to ease every skin woe known to woman and man.

Culled from over a decade of experiential body shaping, SLEEKSkin is the creation of SLEEK MedSpa. Since its flagship doors opened in 1999, SLEEK has challenged the very nature of MedSpa and blurred the line between clinical body sculpting and total face and body rejuvenation. Having perfected the in-office state-of-the-art treatments that improve appearances from head-to-toe, SLEEK has pooled its fine tuned wisdom of the human body and focused it with laser-like precision on a line of skin solutions tailored to replicate their cutting edge treatments. Suffice it to say that
SLEEK knows a thing or three about the beauty of skin and its malleable properties, not to mention its limitations.



Oily-acneic skin is one of the most difficult to treat however, the Oily-Acneic Skin Kit ($199.95) is effective in keeping oil in check and breakouts at bay without stripping and over dry. Clients will see a reduction in sebum and clearer complexion while forgoing the distress of harsh ingredients which dehydrate and irritate. The skin is brought back into balance.

Step 1 - De-Clog: Refine, cleanse and refresh your face with this gentle, but effective cleanser. It is enriched with Alpha Hydroxy and Beta Hydroxy Acids to reach deeply into blocked pores to rid skin of trapped oils and toxins. It will also help you maintain a clear complexion and allow exfoliants and peels to penetrate more deeply into the skin. This is the key product to use on a daily basis to keep those acne flair-ups at bay.

Note: Pump a dime-size amount into the palm of the hand; rub hands together to create a light lather and massage into skin with fingertips for up to one minute. Rinse with water and pat dry.

Key Ingredients: Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Tea Tree Oil

Price: $38.95


Step 2 - Tame: Tame will control and balance facial oil. It packs a powerful punch with a blend of Salicylic, Glycolic and Alpha Hydroxy Acids. This product was created to help detoxify, tone and refresh the skin. The combination of acids is balanced and gentle enough to restore the skin's pH level and enhance the regeneration process of the skin.

Note: Apply to cotton pad and sweep the skin; allow to absorb before applying other treatment products.

Key Ingredients: Gingseng Extract, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Witch Hazel

Price: $38.95


Step 3 - Clear: Clear is a lightweight exfoliator and moisturizer in one that is ideal for all skin types. Without a hint of oiliness, it will help reduce buildup throughout the day by quickly absorbing into the skin, mattifying the surface and gently cleaning clogged pores. It will help your skin stay hydrated, mattified and clarified.

Note: Apply to clean skin and allow to dry. Apply daily or as directed.

Key Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Seaweed Bio-Peptide Extracts

Price: $78.95


Step 4 - Matte: As an advanced moisturizer, the Matte combines the natural Willow Herb and Salicylic Acid to help limit sebum production, reduce pore size and maintain a flawless complexion. It truly delivers hydration to combination, oily and / or Acneic skin while fighting off breakouts and subduing excessive oil production.

Key Ingredients: Willow Herb and Salicylic Acid

Price:
$72.95


Reviewer's Notes:
As someone who has combination skin, I have a tendency to breakout on an occasion. Therefore, I was eager to give the Oily-Acneic Skin Kit a try even if it meant foregoing my usual skin care routine. I'm very pleased (and astonished) with the results that this skin treatment helped me achieve.

The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

Review: Tarte Cosmetics Crown Jewels Lipgloss Multi Gift Set



Tarte Cosmetics Crown Jewels Lipgloss Multi Gift Set ($39) is a kit featuring three boxed sets of glosses — each containing five lip glosses. It can easily be coverted from 3 gifts to one - your choice. Better yet, you can give away two sets and keep one for yourself!

This Set Contains:

- Glittering Green Goddesses Set: (sheer nude-peach, sheer beige, sheer sweet pink, sheer cotton candy pink, sheer shimmering cinnamon)
- Dazzling Divas Set: (dazzling warm sand, dazzling gold, dazzling orchid, dazzling violet, dazzling coral-pink)
- Twinkling Trendsetter Set: (twinkling strawberry, twinkling melon-pink, twinkling fuchsia, twinkling brick-red, sheer raspberry)

These mini glosses will give you the ultimate shine and shimmer that you're opting for. Each gloss has a gourmand scent that makes it almost good enough to eat. I love each set, but the Dazzling Divas Set (shown in the middle of the picture above) takes the cake! I love just about anything that sparkles, and this set certainly does not disappoint!

Thanks to t5 super fruit complex™, these glosses are highly pigmented and glide on so smoothly. Each box set features an easy-tear perforated tabs, you can simply and cleanly tear each set out without a trace! Each individually boxed set comes complete with a removable gift-giving label on the front and a beautifully etched note on the back—so no wasteful wrapping paper or cards needed! They've done all the work to make you the ultimate gift giving queen this holiday season.

Tarte Cosmetics Crown Jewels Lipgloss Multi Gift Set is available at Tarte Cosmetics and Sephora.

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LashFood Giveaway



One lucky winner will receive LashFood (a $129 value), a natural eyelash conditioning stimulant.

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Move over full lips. Eyelashes are the next beauty must-have for 2009-2010. From the pages of magazines to Hollywood’s red carpet, batting full, luxurious lashes is the latest “It” accessory. No matter how many coats of mascara or layers of extensions we apply, it seems like we can never achieve the look without getting the “Tammy Faye Baker” effect. Mascaras and lash extensions are unforgiving on eyelashes, leaving you with dry, brittle, and damaged lashes. LashFood is a new natural conditioning stimulant for thicker, stronger and more beautiful lashes in just 2 to 4 weeks!

“Many women denote their eyes as their best feature,” says Jane Kim, President and Founder of LashFood. “Long, full eyelashes have always symbolized femininity and exudes Hollywood glamour. For great eyelashes, it used to be either you had them, or you didn't. Now, with LashFood we can all have captivating eyes like legendary femme fatale Brigitte Bardot and iconic supermodel Twiggy. At LashFood, we provide consumers with the best eyelash care products to enhance their natural beauty.”

LashFood’s breakthrough natural ingredients, including Biotin an essential vitamin, Arginine a natural amino acid, and herbal extracts, helps promote the natural growth and strength of eyelashes and eyebrows. The result: your lashes become thicker, darker, and longer with this revolutionary conditioner.

How to Use LashFood?

The LashFood applicator is very similar to a liquid eyeliner applicator. One should apply the stimulating serum nightly along the root of the lashes. For faster results, apply the serum in the morning and in the evening. LashFood does not disrupt the daily application of make-up or other skincare routines.

What is in LashFood?

LashFood is formulated with the highest grade all natural ingredients available, and is designed to condition, repair, restore, and create longer healthier and more beautiful eyelashes and eyebrows. LashFood retails for $129 and will last up to 5 months.

When Can I Expect to See Results?

One should begin to see the lash line becoming thicker, fuller and healthier looking in just 2 to 4 weeks. LashFood will continue to prove results over time if used on a consistent basis.

Can LashFood be Used with Eyelash Extensions?

LashFood is a natural and water based product designed to be used with natural lashes as well as with eyelash extensions. LashFood can coincide with any daily mascara or eyelash extension product.

The giveaway will conclude November 30th.

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Prestige Cosmetics Will Launch New Products in February

Four new Prestige® Cosmetics products that are set to launch in February 2010.



MY LONGEST LASHES (SRP $7.50)


- Prestige’s Maxi Length Complex ingredients significantly increase hair growth potential.

- Strengthens and thickens lashes while maintaining length and fullness.

- Improves structure of the hair follicle so lashes are less likely to fall out, and nourishes and smoothes to give you healthier looking lashes.



SKIN LOVING MINERALS LASTING MOISTURE LIP GLOSS (SRP $7.25)


- This ultra-gentle, non-sticky mineral gloss provides sheer color and hours of lip loving moisture for even the driest lips.

- Vitamins and natural emollients ensure that lips stay silky and soft even after the color is removed!

- Prestige’s P10 Complex provides healthy looking, radiant color and shine.



MY BLACKEST LASHES (SRP $6.50)


- True carbon black mascara that gives length and dramatic color with just one stroke.

- Doesn’t clump, flake, or smudge.

- The soft brush is the perfect tool to pump up the volume in your lashes.



COLOR TREAT ANTI-AGING LIPSTICK (SRP $6.50)


- Prestige’s Lip Boost Complex hydrates lips and uses anti-aging technology to revitalize lips to make them look softer, fuller and healthier.

- Instantly re-shapes and re-defines the contours of the lips for a younger looking pout.

- Increases lip volume and fullness, and helps prevent premature lines and wrinkles in the lip area with continued use.

Dr. Robb Akridge of Clarisonic Offers Skin Care Tips



Wiggly, wrinkly necks might look good on Fido but not so adorable on you.

According to Dr. Robb Akridge, “as we grow older, we lose collagen and elasticity in our skin, including the neck area. The skin in the neck area is very thin and has few sebaceous oil glands and, consequently, little natural moisture, so signs of aging tend to appear.”

If you’re going to stick your neck out (other options of course include strict wardrobe adherence to turtlenecks and scarves), make sure you’re aptly caring for it… That’s why practicing a skin regimen rich in hydration and anti-aging benefits is equally important as face and eye care when it comes to guaranteeing a more youthful looking neck. Combat dry texture, uneven pigmentation and sunspots with regular sonic care cleansing.

The Clarisonic Skin Care System is gentle enough for the neck area, and effectively polishes away rough areas while helping to prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

“And don’t forget,” adds Dr. Akridge, “Fight gravity every step of the way by applying your moisturizer to the neck area in an upward motion.”

Review: Sponge Skincare

Detail + care are the core values of Sponge Skincare. Originally formulated by a doctor for the care of his pregnant patients without the intent to sell, more than 30 years of research has enabled sponge to pinpoint nature’s most powerful plants thru a chemical-free extraction process. Sponge products are hand-blended, and each cream has a base of first pressed extra-virgin olive oil to promote firming, anti-oxidant and overall health benefits to the skin.

Sponge uses only the finest organic and wild-crafted ingredients which are naturally extracted by boiling the plants, herbs and flowers to particular temperatures and times based upon the maturity and the region in Greece it was grown to retain the highest amount of nutrients and vitamins. It is a slow process but it is also very pure to help ensure that your skin will ultimately benefit.

The highest sustainable growing standards are upheld where their plants, herbs and flowers are nurtured and harvested. They have also developed a method of testing products for safety and efficacy that is cruelty-free, which has been accepted by the Dermatological Society of Europe.



I can't get enough of any type of body lotion. The Galaktoma Somatos Body Milk ($65) is no exception. It moisturizes very well despite the very thin, lightweight texture. Peppermint cools and refreshes, St. John's wort smoothes, virgin olive oil increases radiance and olive leaf neutralizes free radicals with antioxidants. It smells absolutely fantastic! This sumptuous body milk keeps my skin feeling well pampered and moisturized throughout the day without having the need to re-apply. It absorbs rather quickly (within 5 minutes) and doesn't leave a tinge of greasiness or stickiness behind. For extra pampering, you can mix it with 2-3 drops of Ladi Avokanto Avocado Oil ($100) and apply it to moist skin following a bath or shower.

The price might be a bit steep for some, but it is a highly recommended product, especially if you're looking for something that contains the healthiest ingredients for your skin!



I've never tried anything quite satisfying as the Ladi Avokanto Avocado Oil ($100) as far as skin care goes. I don't think I have had this avocado oil for even 2 months, and I'm almost ashamed to say that I'm about out. It is that addictive! I honestly didn't expect the avocado oil to smell so good, but this one has a highly fragrant scent. This avocado oil contains the highest quality of avocado oil mixed with olive leaf and vitamins D and E. These ingredients work together to restore, firm and condition skin while neutralizing free radicals with potent antioxidants.

I don't use this on my face since I have sensitive skin. I'm afraid that this would cause me to breakout even though they recommend this product for all skin types. Therefore, I have also been using this product as a body moisturizer. It is even safe enough to use in your hair. Once in awhile I will apply it on my ends to nourish dry ends, and it works!

The Sponge Skincare collection consists of 11 hand-blended, wild-crafted products for face and body. You can discover Sponge Skincare at SpongeSkincare.com, DermStore, and in-store at Barney's New York. Sponge Skincare created an exclusive line at Richard Gere and Carey Lowell's award winning Bedford Post Inn.

The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

Sharing Holiday Tradition



This year, Thymes, the brand synonymous with bringing extraordinary experiences into everyday life, introduces an exclusive online holiday offering.

Big or small, touching or outrageous, give Thymes a peek inside your favorite holiday tradition and you could win over $500 in Thymes gifts, wrapped and delivered, for six people on your Holiday shopping list. (Plus a little something for yourself, of course!)



Log on to http://www.thymes.com before December 7th and submit your favorite holiday tradition. You may even get to knock a few people off your holiday list in one fell swoop! Thymes best-selling holiday fragrance, Frasier Fir, makes a beautiful gift for a family member, friend or co-worker.

To get the story-telling started, their own Thymes Staff has written some of their personal Holiday traditions here.

Meet Leslie Blodgett and Get an Autographed Bottle of Bare Skin

If you’re going to be in or around NYC or Tampa next week, RSVP today for your chance to meet Leslie Blodgett — and get a bottle of Bare Skin autographed!

Leslie will be making two (2) in-store appearances to celebrate the launch of her exclusive new fragrance collection, Leslie Blodgett Perfume Diaries! Come talk beauty with the woman behind the Bare Skin scent, sample the fragrance, and if you’re one of the first 100 to buy a bottle on the day of the event, Leslie will sign it!



Sephora Times Square
At 42nd Street and 7th Avenue
Wednesday, November 18
5:30-7:30 PM
RSVP here!

Sephora International Plaza
2223 N. West Shore Blvd.
(Cross-Streets: West Shore & Boy Scout Blvd.)
Thursday, November 19
6-8 PM
RSVP here!

Leslie Blodgett Perfume Diaries purchase required for bottle or packaging to be autographed. Autograph possible but not guaranteed after first 100 bottles have been purchased on day of event.

IZUNAMI Giveaway



One lucky winner will receive a One Inch Styler (a $209 value) from IZUNAMI.

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IZUNAMI®’s single mission is to produce optimum haircare appliances for “True Professional” stylists. All of their resources are dedicated to researching and developing the most innovative hair tools that produce the best result. IZUNAMI®’s superior quality components and craftsmanship, along with sleek ergonomic design, guarantees the best styling while maintaining the health of your client’s hair. Their inspiration comes from true professionals who deliver performances beyond expectations. IZUNAMI® strives to meet those expectations with limitless possibilities.

The giveaway will conclude November 26th.



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Master the Smoky Eye in 5 Easy Steps



Smoky eyes are a popular look for dramatic beauty that turns heads and
never goes out of style. The following tools are all you need to turn your
pretty peepers into sultry, smoky eyes.



Light Eye Shadow
for Base Color


Begin by blending a light base color across your entire lid from the lash base all the way up to the brow. Sally Girl Eye Shadow Connecting Compact in Beige ($0.99) contrasts nicely with dark shadow.



Dark Black Shadow to Define Eye Contour


Using an eye shadow brush or sponge applicator, blend Palladio Baked Eye Shadow in Jet Black ($6.99) from your lash base to just below the crease. Then, dip the Femme Couture Flat Eyeliner Brush ($5.99) into the shadow and line along your lower lashes for the ultimate smoky effect.



Light Black Shadow to Intensify Crease Contour


Apply a charcoal eye shadow such as Femme Couture Baked Eye Shadow in Black Cloud ($6.99) in the crease. Blend it with the darker shadow and extend it up toward the eyebrow.



Pearlescent Color for Added Impact


Add a pearly eye shadow directly under your eyebrows and in the interior corner of the eyes to really make them pop. Try Palladio Baked Eye Shadow in Snow ($6.99).



Eyeliner for Definition, Mascara for Volume


Draw a line along top and bottom lashes with Palladio Liquid Eyeliner in Shimmer Black ($5.99). And last, apply two coats of Femme Couture Curl Couture Mascara in Blackest Black ($7.99). It goes on thick without clumping, and its curved brush helps curl lashes.



Eyes are said to be the windows to a person's soul and with the Real Colors Glitter Eyes Glitz 'n Glam Kit ($12.99) many eye looks can be created. A compact kit that lets you create all-over lid color, define eye contour, intensify crease contour, light up your eyes, define eye lines and volumize eyelashes.

Find it online at SallyBeauty.com and in stores during November & December!

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Review and Giveaway: Calidora



One lucky winner will receive a Calidora Revitalizing Vitamin B Serum (a $68 value) and 2 winners will each receive Calidora Balancing Masque and Calidora Moisturizing Masque from Calidora Skin Clinic.

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No matter what your age, your skin condition or your desired outcome, Calidora Skin Clinic is here to help nurture, restore and maintain the health of your skin.



Calidora Revitalizing Vitamin B Serum ($68) is a great serum! It will help even out your complexion and facial skin tone while combating the signs of aging with Vitamin B complex and a combination of Cassia Angustifolia, and Hyaluronic and Salicylic Acids.

First, wash your face with a good cleanser (we love Healing Seed and Pangea Organics Egyptian Calendula & Blood Orange Facial Cleanser) and tone. Gently massage the Calidora Revitalizing Vitamin B Serum on your face, neck and decolletage until the serum is fully absorbed into the skin. The best time to apply this serum is in the morning or evening before going to bed to reap full benefits.



The Calidora Balancing Masque ($35) goes on so smoothly. It draws out the impurities, and will make your face gorgeous as a Botticelli painting. It contains hydrated Organic Green Silt, which is rich in minerals and trace elements. With the addition of Avocado Oil, Aloe, Panthenol and Vitamin E, it removes impurities and excess oil without drying the skin.

The Calidora Balancing Masque is suitable for all skin types.

The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

The giveaway will conclude November 26th.



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Clarisonic Opal

Clarisonic's brand new innovation combines sonic technology with their Anti-Aging Sea Serum. You have seen the amazing benefits of their sonic cleansing — softer, smoother skin — now experience what sonic infusion can do for your skin. Clarisonic Opal provides an immediate reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that lasts for hours, and with results that build over time.

Clarisonic Opal will arrive in limited quantities in January 2010.



Do you have an amazing Clarisonic story to tell? Has Clarisonic made a difference in your life? Inspire them with your story, photos and videos in their Clarisonic Super Fan Contest, and you could be named a Clarisonic Super Fan.

Note: Be sure to draft your story and upload photos and videos to a media sharing site such as YouTube or Flikr before you complete the entry form.

100 Clarisonic Super Fans will be selected to try the new Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System before it becomes publicly available.

This contest will conclude on December 6th, 2009.

The Beauty of Vitamin C

‘Make sure you get your vitamins!’ We hear this all the time – especially right now, with Flu season approaching us. Little do we know that our skincare routine needs a dose of vitamins as well, especially Vitamin C!



A daily dose of En Pointe’s Eclairci C Renewal Serum ($85) will result in a luminous, healthy complexion. Dr. Rodgers’ proprietary Bio-Energy Complex, infused with a high dose of green tea and Vitamin C, promotes collagen synthesis, reduces pigmentation, and helps eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This Vitamin C enriched product has many benefits including: skin lightening antioxidant; promotes collagen synthesis, MMP inhibition and DNA-protection

A diet full of Vitamin C can keep the sniffles away. A skincare care routine full of Vitamin C can keep those wrinkles away!

Vitamin C – what a beautiful thing!

Nature's Basin Giveaway



One lucky winner will receive Badger Organic Body Balm for Cuticle Care, Inara Babassu Milk Bath Packet, Pangea Organics Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom Soap, Weleda Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream and Weleda Calendula Bar Soap from Nature's Basin.

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Nature's Basin is committed to bringing you the finest quality natural & organic beauty care, facial care, skin care, makeup, body care & more from around the world. Nature's Basin believes that natural, organic and mineral
based products should be exceptional in results and quality. They want to make sure that not only will their products help you look your best but also help you feel your best as you support your healthy lifestyle and our earth.

Nature's Basin natural & organic beauty care products are formulated with ingredients from natural sources, such as plants, flowers, fruit, vegetables, etc. They select products that do not contain any synthetic chemicals, including parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, fragrances, or dyes.

$15 off $99+ with coupon code: BCCODE15 Exp. 11/23/09
$30 off $149+ with coupon code: BCCODE30 Exp. 11/23/09

Merchandise must total $99 or $149 or more, respectively, before taxes and other charges for promotion to apply. Offer expires on 11/23/09 at 11:59 pm (PT).

The giveaway will conclude November 21st.



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Review: NAYA Organic Body Care



NAYA Organic Body Care is handcrafted using old fashioned remedies and methods in order to provide you with high quality, sustainable, organic products that nurture you and the Earth!

Their Organic Body Oils are made by grinding herbs and mixing them in healing blends of almond, olive, shea, jojoba, Vitamin E, evening primrose and rose hip seed oils, where they are then placed in the sun. The sun extracts the healing properties of the herbs in to the oils, which are then strained using unbleached cheese cloth. At this point the oils are bottled by hand and then topped off with a variety of organic essential oils.



Every drop of the Linden Flower Organic Body Oil ($34) is moisture rich, therapeutic and natural. Linden Flower is known to fend off depression and anxiety, and I can see why since the smell of this body oil is very uplifting. Without even a bit of greasiness, it sinks into the skin quickly leaving my skin feeling soft and silky.

This body oil packs a powerful KO of anti-oxidants and herbal blends. It contains Extra Virgin Olive Oil (oleic acid and antioxidants), Vitamin E Oil (healing and nourishing), Linden Flower (calms nerves), Yarrow (soothes muscles), Shea Oil (anti-aging properties), Cleavers (clean skin and blood), Geranium EO (lifts spirits and breaks up cellulite), Lavender EO (calms body and mind), and Almond Oil (emollient).

Protect your skin in the upcoming frigid winter temperatures and cure those winter blues with Linden Flower Organic Body Oil.

You might you want to also check out their other body oils:
Lavender Orange Blossom Organic Body Oil ($32), Garcinia Fruit Organic Body Oil ($30), Rose Hips Organic Body Oil ($34) and White Lotus Organic Body Oil ($32).

The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

Review: Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil



Luckily, I had the opportunity to try out the Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil ($16 - $230). I've been using it on my hair everyday for the last 3 months, and I've noticed a major difference with this product and the Perricone MD Skin & Total Body ($140) that I've been using. My hair has grown much faster. My hair also doesn't have a dull moment either since my hair is much shinier and healthy looking. I also apply it on my ends, and it works beautifully at treating and preventing breakage. It is much easier to work with when you wait until it solidifies in cooler temperatures.

Honestly, this is about the only hair product (besides shampoo and conditioner) that I use on the regular basis now. There is really no need to use any other hair products right now. I apply it on my skin occasionally, because it works really well as a skin moisturizer. I received the 32 FL. oz jar ($27.50), and this will last a long time since a little bit goes a long way. If you buy one 32 FL. oz jar until November 8th, you will receive another one for free!

The product in this review was provided to the reviewer for the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.