Humio Humidifier

Humio ultrasonic cool mist humidifier and night lamp is the perfect solution to adding moisture to dry or heated air while adding ambiance and decor to any room in your home. Humio is safe and easy to use, easy to maintain, and is a cost effective way to reliably protect your family and home from the many physical discomforts and possible maintenance due to dry or heated air. Humio is designed to add comfort and optimum convenience. It is the reliable and easy way to improve indoor air quality and provide soft lighting to dark rooms utilizing the latest in ultrasonic sound vibration and LED lighting technologies. Humio quietly operates with minimal power and is uniquely shaped to fit into any space adding an excellent touch of class and elegance to any room in your home without distraction. Humio covers up to 100 square feet, consumes less power than a light bulb, and provides up to 10 hours of operation per half gallon tank of distilled water making it perfect for a single room in any home or office.

Humio Humidifier $89.95 at The Body Deli


Dry and heated air is often the cause of many physical discomforts such as nosebleeds, congested sinuses, dry nose, throat, lips, and itchy skin. Also, when dry air is left untreated it can increase the risk of static electricity, cracked furniture, flooring, cabinetry, and peeling paint or wall paper which ultimately leads to costly household repairs and expensive medical treatments. With Humio you can protect your family and home by improving the air quality one room at a time. Humio is also elegantly designed to offer a soothing and relaxing ambiance of shaded colors which softly illuminates and adds style to any room’s decor. Relax and enjoy the soothing lighted effects as Humio rotates from shades of red, blue and green.

Compared to vaporizers which boil water and release a warm steam making a room feel muggy if overused, Humio releases a cool mist which can be used all day without interruption and discomfort also eliminating the risk of burn to young children. Plus, there are no cumbersome filters to replace which lead to added cost.

Functions:


With Humio, when used as a humidifier, you can choose between two levels of humidity - high and low. The ultrasonic sound vibrations, created by a metal diaphragm vibrating at an ultrasonic frequency, adjusts to silently release moisture into the air providing quiet operation, optimum convenience and unsurpassed air quality.

Humio, when used as a night lamp, can stream through a sequence of colors or be paused to adjust to your favorite shade of red, green, or blue. The embedded LED lights at the base of Humio are designed to provide the proper shade of lighting which soothes and relaxes the senses without generating heat or using excess energy. Additionally, the LED lighting mechanism will flash red when the water tank is empty, alerting you to add water when used simultaneously as a humidifier.

Features:


1. 360° Rotating Mist Outlet – A rotating nozzle designed to easily change the direction of the mist. Covers between 80-100 square feet.

2. Removable Neck - Unscrews for easier cleaning and can be used as a handle when transporting the water tank for refills.

3. Half Gallon Water Tank – Approx. stores up to 2L (.5 gal) of distilled water for up to 10 hours of use per tank.

4. Cleaning Brush – Neatly nested in the base for simple storage. Use to clean Humio as needed.

5. Positioning Points – Identifies the correct position where the water tanks rests on the base.

6. Easy Push Button Controls – Adjust Humio to your desired setting with the touch of a button. Each function can operate independently and can be used simultaneously.

7. Aromatic Oils with Humio – Add your favorite essential oils to the oil sponge, slide the oil compartment into place, add water to the Humio and turn it on. Enjoy a cool aromatic mist which not only softens the air but stimulates the senses.

Shine by Heidi Klum Perfume Giveaway

Prizes: Ten winners will receive a bottle of Shine by Heidi Klum.



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Project Runway host, designer and supermodel Heidi Klum celebrated her new fragranceShine, developed in collaboration with Coty Beauty, with a personal appearance on Wednesday, November 30th at Walgreens Times Square. Heidi met with hundreds of consumers who were given the chance to take a professional photo and receive a signed autograph from her.

As a top model, style icon, designer, business woman, wife and mother, Heidi embraces all that life has to offer. Heidi’s multi-faceted radiance is captured in her fragrance: Shine. As a sparkling floral scent which includes notes of juicy pear, spicy pink peppercorn and warm vanilla, Shine captures her effervescence and irrepressible love of life.

The giveaway will conclude on December 20th.

Home Spa Collection Giveaway - $749.88 in Prizes

Prizes: Three winners will receive Olive Essence Kit ($90 value), three winners will receive Spa De Soleil Stay Young System ($99.99 value), and three winners will receive 1 of each of the Mineral Men Anti-Aging Under Eye, Mineral Men Anti-aging Face Scrub, and the Mineral Men Anti-Aging Moisturizer (Full Size Products; $59.97 value).



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HomeSpaCollection was launched in 2007 as an e-commerce store where you can shop for advanced and high-quality body, hair-care, and skin products, which are are free from parabens, mineral oils, and other harsh ingredients that were previously available only in spas and high-end beauty retailers. Their products are for all kinds of skin types – from teens to post-menopausal and beyond, and are affordable!

HomeSpaCollection products have been featured in Health, Marie Claire, O, OK,Organic Spa, Redbook, Shape, USA Today, Vogue, and more. They have also been seen on several television shows, and given buzz on several radio stations.

These are must-have products for you, family and friends. Shop at HomeSpaCollection to get those gifts, and receive Free Shipping on all orders over $75! Applies to US Residents only.

The giveaway will conclude on December 10th.

Shakira at the 2011 Latin Grammy Awards



Hair Look:

Wella Professionals Celebrity Stylist Andy LeCompte was hard at work behind the scenes of the 2011 Latin Grammy Awards, creating not one, but three different hairstyles for award-winner and performer Shakira. First Andy created a loose, sexy up-do for her walk down the red carpet, next, he let the singer’s hair down for some glamorous waves for her award wins and then a more rock and roll style as she took center stage with a performance.

1. Wash hair with Wella Professionals Enrich Shampoo and Conditioner to maximize volume and shine.
2. Prep wet hair with Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier Style Primer, then blow-dry the hair with a large round brush.
3. Spray hair with Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Spray to create matte texture to create the loose – slightly undone look.
4. Pull back the rest of the hair in a loose, natural piece-y chignon and pin it with a mixture of bobby pins and long T pins.
5. Pull down a few loose pieces and use a curling iron to give them a slight curl.
6. Spray the finished look with Wella Professionals Dynamic Fix 45 Second Crafting Spray to set.



1. Hair was washed with Wella Professionals Enrich Care regimen to condition hair for a silky smooth result without weighing it down.
2. Apply Wella Professionals Extra Volume Styling Mousse directly to a vent brush and comb from the root to the end for thorough application.
3. Blow dry the hair completely smooth with a ceramic brush.
4. Spray hair evenly with light application of Wella Professionals Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray and separate hair into small sections and use a medium to large barrel curling iron to set loose waves.
5. Spray hair with Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Spray to create matte texture to create the loose – slightly undone look.
6. Use Wella Shimmer Delight Shine Spray to add extra natural shine to the hair.
7. Aerate hair with fingers then set with Wella Professionals Stay Firm Finishing Spray to control fly-aways, tucking the hair behind one ear and giving it an all-over polished look.



1. Blow out hair with Wella Professionals Flowing Form Smoothing Balm to create lots of body and lift, and then set hair in Velcro rollers.
2. Take a 1 ¼ inch curling iron and curled and pin hair in horizontal sections.
3. Let hair set for about 20 minutes and then brush hair off to one side with a boar bristle brush.
4. Lift bang area with a rattail comb and spray with Wella Professionals Stay Firm Finishing Spray.
5. Spritz the hair with Wella Professionals Shimmer Delight Shine Spray for an all over radiant glow.

Burt's Bees Partners with One Warm Coat

This holiday season Burt’s Bees is partnering with One Warm Coat to help provide warm coats to those in need during the winter months. Join Burt’s Bees on https://www.facebook.com/burtsbees (between 11/2 and 12/31) for a Tacky Sweater Party to kick off a warm and buzzy holiday season. When you bundle up with a tacky sweater Twibbon over your Facebook pic, Burt’s Bees will donate $1 to One Warm Coat (up to $25,000).



Burt’s Bees is giving thanks to its Facebook fans for being well and nice this year with a bevy of special gifts doled out daily from 11/28 to 12/31. Enter everyday for a chance to unwrap one of four gifts or win them all! Gifts include a special Holiday Beeswax Lip Balm, Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream (3oz.), Body Lotion (1oz.) or a surprise digital gift.

Making Up to the Shades of Fashion



Credit: Vogue Sewing, 1967

YonKa Creme 93 Protective and Balancing Cream Giveaway

Prizes: One lucky reader will receive Crème 93 (a $50 value) by Yonka Paris.

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YonKa Creme 93 Protective and Balancing Cream hydrates and rebalances the T-Zone and combination skin from environmental aggressors. Aromatic essences, humectants and emollients work synergistically to rebalance the skin's essential protective film. Stimulates the skin's ability to repair itself. The epidermis is balanced to feel smooth and velvety. T-zone complexion is instantly revitalized and enlivened with no sign of dehydration. Self adjusts moisture level associated with combination skin through a scientific aromatherapeutic cocktail of normalizing phyto sources. Skin is thriving with vibrancy and clarity.

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The giveaway will conclude November 20th.

Couture Gel Nail Polish Kit



Savvy women worldwide have discovered Couture Gel Nail Polish. This is the first UV gel nails polish system designed for home use. Come discover the instant drying time, ease of use and gorgeous colors offered by Couture Gel Nail Polish! You can achieve a perfect gel nails manicure with the Couture Gel Nail Polish Kit. The Gel Nail Polish Kits have everything that you need for 3 week gel manicure.

A Model's Beauty Basics Your Skin and Wallet Will LOVE!

Well one of America's Next Top Model All-Stars, Bianca Golden, shares her favorite beauty basics/must-haves every woman can take advantage of to achieve glowing skin that wows everyone without spending all of your hard earned cash. Below are 5 Beauty Basics Bianca swears by and why she loves them.



1) Cetaphil Moisturizer - "Works the best and is super affordable too."
2) Cetaphil Facial Wash - "Simply amazing!"
3) Lip Balm - "Chapped lips make you unkissable."
4) Oil of Olay Makeup Wipes - "They take everything off. A definite must-have for after photoshoots that works great for everyday use too."
5) Water - "Does a girls skin right inside and out!"

The Body Deli's Pumpkin Spice Scrub



Special gourmet batches made only once a year by their Cosmetic Chefs. This decadent Ayurvedic Pumpkin Scrub ($32) smells delicious and feels divine. Get your scrub while supplies last!

Experience the rare and pure treat of Pumpkin Spice. Made with Raw Certified Pumpkin and spices, this decadent scrub polishes away dull skin while leaving a delicious aroma on the skin. This unique and very special body scrub is formulated with rich organic African Shea, organic Cocoa and organic Virgin Coconut Butter. These amazing butters soften and leave the skin feeling hydrated, soft and buttery. Extra fine grain sea salt is used to create a gentle exfoliating skin polish that refines and smoothes the skin. Nutrient rich precious oils further enhance this spa quality experience. Pure all natural therapeutic essential oils and organic spices are used to impart the healing essence of true aromatherapy.

Fresh Ingredients: Extra Fine Dead Sea Salts, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Virgin Coconut Butter, Organic Safflower Oil, Organic Avocado Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E , Vitamin C, Lecithin, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Benzoin, Thyme, Allantoin, organic Rose-Hip Seed Oil, Organic Evening Primrose Oil, Organic Comfrey Extract, Organic Carrot Seed Oil, Organic Chamomile, Rosemary Oil, Potassium Sorbate & Pure Essential Oils/Spices: Pumpkin, Tumeric, Sweet Paprika, Ginger, Allspice Blend, Nutmeg, Clove, Cinnamon.

HANA Elite Flat Iron 1" 100% Ceramic Review

Misikko is devoted to your hair. Here you will find your next flat iron, hair straightener & professional hair dryer as well as the advice of their professional beauty experts on site and on the phones. They pick and choose the absolute highest quality hair straighteners and beauty tools in the industry so you can select from their CHI Flat Iron section or from any of their other straightening iron brands to keep you looking good and feeling fabulous. Whatever you decide to buy, you can be well assured that you'll be receiving the Best Blow Dryer or Best Flat Iron . They treat all their customers like they're professional stylists and and with Free Same Day Shipping, you don't have to wait to get a great deal on hair straighteners, hair dryers, and more.




I have used the Hana brand in the past and was never left disappointed. It's one of my few favorite brands when it comes to hair styling tools. Therefore, I was eager to give the HANA Elite Flat Iron 1" 100% Ceramic (Reg. $359.99 Sale Price: $239.99) a whirl.

The day that I received the HANA Elite Flat Iron 1" 100% Ceramic was like waking up on Christmas morning. Not only I received the flat iron, but I also received a bevvy of other items (ceramic hair brush, HANA Shine Shield Thermal Protectant, Bobbi Brown make-up brushes, purple scented petals, and a few other things). That goes to show that Misikko will go above and beyond to keep their customer a long-time customer. They also have very friendly customer service, which is greatly important when ordering online.

The HANA Elite Flat Iron 1" 100% Ceramic is slick and slides through my hair effortlessly without drying out or snagging my hair in the process. With any flat iron, I highly recommend using a thermal protectant beforehand. The HANA Shine Shield Thermal Protectant came in handy, because I had recently run out of a thermal protectant. Not only it provided my hair the protection that it needed, but it also gave it superior shine. Not all thermal protectants are good for my hair, because I've had some to dry out my hair. As for the flat iron, I can't rave enough about it. It makes my hair sleek, sexy, shiny, and straight.

Hana Elite Features:

  • 100% Solid Ceramic Plates Never Peel or Degrade
  • Tourmaline infused into the heating elements for maximum thermal protection
  • Large Integrated Ceramic Heaters with Full Plate Coverage for the Most Consistent, Conditioning Far Infrared Heat Possible
  • Ceramic is naturally hygienic, protects color & retards fading
  • Unique black ceramic plates won't discolor with use of products or hair dyes
  • Adjustable Temperature Dial - 5 Settings from 140-450° F for All Hair Types
  • Flash Heats in Seconds with Instant Compensation for Heat Loss
  • Safe to use on Damp to Dry Hair
  • Beveled Edges mean Easy Curled, Flipped, Spiked or Straight Styles
  • Ergonomic Handle Design with No-Slip Grip
  • Smooth Grooves Keep Hair Strands Separate and Snag-Free
  • Sleek luxury matte finish
  • Tangle-Free Salon Quality Cord Swivels 360°; Convenient Hanging Loop
  • Energy Efficient at 38 Watts
  • Independent On/Off Switch
  • Includes Luxe Heat Proof Storage Pouch, Heat Proof Silicone Mat, & Special Edition Tin Case
  • Two Year Warranty

The product(s) in this review was provided to the reviewer for keeps and 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 Latest Kardashian Beauty Craze



Read her lips. Khloe makes a statement about the new “it” lip with the Glitteratti Collection by Violent Lips. When it comes to trendsetting, no one does it better than the Kardashians. They know what’s hot right now, and that’s Violent Lips, a line of temporary lip tattoos that guarantee pout-perfection. For Halloween weekend, Kendall and Kylie made bold beauty statements with the Purple Cheetah ($14.95) and Union Jack ($14.95) patterns, and now Khloe strikes a pose with a design from the sparkling, ultra-luxe Glitteratti Collection.

Khloe is rocking Silver Glitteratti ($14.95), proving that Violent Lips aren’t just for Halloween. They deliver the ultimate long-lasting glam look to take you from a glittering holiday party to a sparkling New Year’s Eve kiss.

Please Do Try These At Home: Your Favorite Nail Trends Made Simple

Nails are a big hit this season. From the runway to the red carpet, designers and celebrities alike are touting trendy nails as the hottest must-have beauty accessory of the moment, and it’s not as simple as knowing the right colors anymore. This year, more than ever before, fashionable ladies are sporting complicated nail patterns, painted in seemingly impossible designs– and they’re doing it themselves! If you’re an average working woman, you probably don’t think you have the time to achieve what seem to be complex styles: but you do! Here, Creative Director of Pretty Woman USA, Aija Vilemsonne, fills us in on what’s in this season, and gives us the knowledge to execute these trends at home.



Ombre

“My personal favorite trend at this moment is Ombre. It looks professionally done if you have the patience for it, and all you’ll need are two different shades of polish. I always recommend using a top coat and a base coat, and find that having a makeup sponge handy can help to clean up any mess and tighten up the edges of the colors,” says Aija.

How-To

  • · First,make sure that your hands are moisturized, clean, and dry. That’s the first step to any successful manicure, and should be a standard practice.


  • · Apply your base coat and the base color; Aija recommends two coats, depending on the polish used. This will show as the lower color on your nail, closest to the cuticle.


  • · Use a paper bowl to pour a small amount of the second color, the one that will appear at the tip of your nail, and dab a tiny amount on your makeup sponge. Do this slowly and carefully, never applying too much at a time. This will help to keep the mess manageable.


  • · This is important: make absolutely certain that your nails are fully dry before applying the second color. Dip the makeup sponge into polish and dab the tips of your nails in quick, short strokes. Make sure to cover the end of your nail.


  • · The top coat becomes a blending tool with this style. It will act as a re-wetting agent to bleed the two colors together, and keep your color lasting and solid.




Stripes

“Stripes are a trend that is slightly more time consuming, so save it for the weekend or a stress-free night. Even though they take a little longer to apply, the look is complicated and beautiful, and looks very well put together in anysituation. Whether you’re at brunch or out for a night on the town,stripes can work with any look,” Aija explains.

How-To

  • · Test your colors out on your nails beforehand. Make sure that they look good together. To make your stripes pop, contrasting colors always work best. It helps to cut the brushes on the polishes you are using into more narrow versions of themselves, thus eliminating the need to touch up every few seconds.


  • · Using the lightest shade, apply a coat of polish to your nail, allowing time for drying.


  • · Depending on the size of your nail, apply about two stripes of darker colors on either side of the nail, leaving space for the original color’s stripe.


  • · Apply a second coat of the original, lighter color, but only on its designated area. Touch up the darker color with an extra coat over those particular stripes.


  • · Allow ample time for drying. In this exercise, the top coat can be your worst enemy if you are not careful to make sure that your nails are completely dry. Once you’re sure, add the top coat for an added sheen and protective layer.




French

Aija says, “No matter what trends come and go, I know that the classic French will always be a sought-after look for nails. I constantly get questions about creating the perfect French manicure at home, and although it is very simple, most people don’t have a solid set of tips for application. The French is a classic because it is endlessly wearable; no matter what occasion, it looks pulled together, sophisticated, and well-placed.”

How-To

  • · Aija recommends using the Pretty Woman French Nail Guide, available in Rite Aids nationwide, as a quick-fix to creating the materials yourself. However, if you don’t have a kit handy, you can use household items.


  • · Take a thin strip of either masking tape or the strip from the Nail Guide, and apply it across the top of your nail, just below the edge. Make sure the line is straight.


  • · Use a light pink or nude color to apply color over the nail, including over the tape. Allow time for drying. Next, remove the tape and apply the white polish above the tape line, covering the tips of your nails.


  • · Allow time for drying, and then apply another coat of the pink or nude shade on the base of the nail. This will darken the color without taking away from the brightness of the white.


  • · Apply top coat.

“Nails are all about personality. Take these trends to the next level by using fun colors, and take the time to dedicate to your nails. This season, everyone will be checking them out!” says Aija.

5 Tips to Achieve Shiny Healthy Looking Hair this Fall/Winte​r Season

Shiny, glossy and vibrant—the three hair attributes on women's wish lists worldwide. How do you achieve it? As temperatures drop, you find yourself with a little more time to maintain and upkeep your appearance. With these tips from Italian born Pirri brothers, you will end up with gorgeous glowing tresses. Try these simple tips at home and watch your hair lifeless hair come to life.



Wash Your Hair Properly

Your simple daily regime could be all wrong. Washing your hair properly keeps you hair healthy and shiny, while keeping your scalp free of dandruff. Are you washing away the dull and bringing in the shine? To properly wash your hair completely soak your locks with lukewarm water, rinsing for about a minute or two. Rub a small amount of shampoo, about the size of a quarter, into your hair and massage your scalp gently. I recommend trying Pirri Elements Mediterraneo Daily Shampoo. This product normalizes the hair, scalp and PH balance while keeping your hair looking healthy and shiny. Completely rinse your hair of all shampoo. Grab a wide-tooth comb and gently comb out any knots prior to applying conditioner. Rub a small amount of conditioner, about the size of a quarter, and leave in hair for about 3-5 minutes. With your wide-tooth comb,brush and rinse your hair. Make sure to rid yourself you hair of any products by rinsing thoroughly. End with a rinse of icy cold water. The cold water will close the pores of your hair so you end up with shinier hair as it dries.

Dry Your Tresses Properly

Now that you have mastered washing your hair properly, it does not end there. With the cold weather, air drying is a big no-no. Since you find yourself grabbing the blow dryer more often, you must blow out your hair properly to achieve the best results. Gently pat you hair dry with a towel after showering, removing any excess water. Brush and detangle your locks by gently brushing with the same wide-tooth comb used in the shower. When blow drying, point the nozzle down from scalp to ends of your hair. The nozzle should steadily follow your brush at a 90 degree angle leaving you with shiny hair. Be sure to thoroughly dry your hair.

Maintain Shine

Over-brushing your tresses will only lead to a greasy mess. And with the wind at its peak this season, try to avoid brushing you hair regularly. Put on a hat to avoid tangling from windy weather. Also, avoid stroking or touching your hair often or at all. This will also make your hair greasy. Avoid blow drying your hair on a daily basis to maintain healthy hair. To protect your hair, apply a heat protection spray when blow drying. And, don’t wash your hair everyday.

Trim It

Don’t be scared of a trim. A regular trip to your hair salon can really transform your hair. So grab your coat and drive to meet your favorite stylist to trim off those split ends that will result in a dry and damaged look. Have some extra time? Ask your stylist to deep condition your hair. You will leave flaunting a shiny and healthy looking do.

Homemade Mask

Has the cold weather kept you cooped up at home? Create a mixture of mayonnaise and avocado oil. For every half a cup of mayo, use 1 teaspoons of avocado oil. Apply for at least a few hours prior to showering, cover with a shower cap. Rinse thoroughly prior to applying shampoo.