Thursday, February 11, 2016

Rose Scented Products for Valentine's Day

Are you looking for ways to add romance to your Valentine’s Day this year? Le Couvent des Minimes’ rose-scented Botanical Cologne of the Cloister collection will have you smelling better than any bouquet of flowers!

With hints of rose extract, geranium, cedar, grapefruit, and ginger, this all-natural French line of Silky Shower Cream, Soap, Lip Balm, Hand Cream, Body Gelée, and Cologne will give you a fresh and delicate scent. If you’re working on any rose product round-ups or Valentine’s Day stories, The Cloister Collection is perfect! It not only leaves you smelling sweet and floral, but its plant-based ingredients are chosen for their beneficial properties.

  • Silky Shower Cream – The Silky Shower Cream Recipe of the Cloister gently cleanses the skin, leaving it perfumed with floral and luminous notes.  $12.00
  • Soap Bar – The Botanical Cologne of the Cloister Soap Bar gently cleanses the skin, leaving it moisturized and delicately scented with floral notes.  $7.00
  • Smile Lip Balm – Rose and Berries – The Smile Lip Balm in Rose and Berries helps nourish and repair lips, providing lasting moisture and protection for lips day after day.  $9.00
  • Cloister Hand Cream – The Botanical Cologne of the Cloister Hand Cream helps soften and moisturizing hands with its light and non-sticky formula.  $8.00
  • Moisturizing Body Gelée – The Body Gelée is moisturizing and refreshing, absorbing into skin and leaving it supple and delicately scented.  $18.00
  • Botanical Cologne of the Cloister – The Botanical Cologne of the Cloister gives a feeling of joy and well-being, leaving the skin with a sparkling and luminous fragrance.  $38.00

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Get Red Carpet Ready with Robin McGraw Revelation!

Whether you’re hitting red carpets or the town this award season, it’s time to shine on your night out with must-haves from  Robin McGraw Revelation.

  • Absolute Glow Purifying Facial Cleanser ($19.95): Glam up your skin by giving it a healthy glow. This gentle & lightly foaming cleanser helps reduce pore size, while also controlling and balancing oils in the skin for a softer, smoother complexion. 

  • True Ruby Red Lip Gloss ($10.95): Give your lips the “red” carpet treatment with brilliant color and a subtle shimmer. This lip gloss is lightweight and compact, which makes it easy to slip into your purse as you head out the door. 

  • Lippy Lovey ($3.95): Ensure your lips stay moisturized with this perfect lip balm infused with soothing jojoba oil and shea butter. Lippy Lovey is packaged in a charming heart-shaped, twist-off container, so you can take it around with you everywhere you go!

  • Handy Candy Wipes ($1.25): Feel refreshed all night, with RMR’s handy antibacterial wipes. Made with aloe and Vitamin E, so your hands will stay soft and smooth with every use!

New Ballet Flats Built for Walking!

Vionic has new additions to their collection of science-meets-style ballet flats built for walking. Perfect for the winter to spring transition, Vionic's fun and functional Surin and Minna ballet flats may look dainty, but are anything but! Both styles conceal ultra-supportive podiatrist designed technology that allows women to say goodbye to band-aids, blisters and bunions while wearing a flirty ballet "flat" style. 

Surin Ballet Flats $119.95 : Vionic's Surin is the must have ballet flat for spring, with lovely laser cut patterns adorning the shoe’s supple leather. 

Minna Ballet flats 119.95 *Additional colors available, Vionic's Minna is a classic ballet flat offered in finishes included Leopard printed haircalf and textured snake. Slight elasticity in the topline gives added comfort and a rubber sole and arch support make it the perfect travel companion. 

Vionic ballet flats feature their patent pending podiatrist-designed technology, helping them prevent and relieve plantar fasciitis and other pain in feet, knees, legs and lower backs  By realigning feet to their natural (neutral) position, Vionic flats support the foot and counteract the daily grind of walking on hard and unnatural surfaces – with a stylish twist. Vionic shoes and flats are recommended by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and renowned integrative medicine doctor, Andrew Weil, MD.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Something Blue...

Your Valentine's Date Night Look!

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, now is the time to start prepping for the perfect date night look! 

Go with a matte lip thanks to Avon’s NEW True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick! Featuring Avon’s True Color Technology, new True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick delivers a flawless matte finish without a drying effect, giving you color that never cakes, cracks or compromises. The weightless formula glides on easily for a velvety smooth finish. Plus, the lipstick seals in moisture, ensuring that you get shine-free color that wears comfortably hour after hour. Available in 12 chic shades that stay true and maintain their matte finish, it’s your new makeup must-have. 

PRICE: $9 
AVAILABLE: February 2016
WHERE TO BUY: Visit to locate an Avon Representative or to shop online

The Fragrance
Encapsulated in a pair of sleek, minimalist bottles in silver and gold silk screen, new Avon Attraction for Him and Her embodies the energizing, electrifying spark between lovers and complement each other seamlessly. The sexy-long lasting fragrance of Avon Attraction for Her delivers a tantalizing first impression, while Avon Attraction for Him instantly captures your attention – delivering a first impression that is undeniably intriguing. 

PRICE: $30 each
WHERE TO BUY: Visit to locate and Avon Representative or to shop online.

The Hair
If you don’t have time to ramp up your hair colour before date night, John Frieda can change your shade quickly and easily – in the shower! The John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Brighter Collection illuminates warm honey and caramel tones in brunette hair to make it look naturally lightened by the sun, while the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Visibly Deeper Collection noticeably deepens and enriches brunette colour in the shower. Or if you need a quick fix for your roots – John Frieda’s Root Blur Colour Blending Concealer is a temporary root cover-up that lets you blend your ideal colour match to disguise dark roots or grey re-growth instantly and seamlessly.

PRICE: Brilliant Brunette Collections $9.99 each, Root Blur $19.99 each

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Monday, February 01, 2016

MAC Flamingo Park Collection At Valley Fair Mall in Santa Clara

M∙A∙C Cosmetics and Santa Clara’s Valley Fair Mall invite you to a fun-filled, spring-time event celebrating the M∙A∙C Flamingo Park collection. The festivities will feature live multi-dimensional performances, picnic-themed stages, topiary sculptures, theatrical croquet games and whimsical makeup applications done by talented M•A•C Artists.

M•A•C Cosmetics Regional Media Artist, Bradford Crespo will also be on-site for makeup applications.

The M•A•C Flamingo Park collection lets you plunge into the punchy pleasures of pink in a freshly made batch of scrumptious colours that let you have your cake, and wear it too. Glisten pretty on a sunny day with Powder Blush, a fun way to bring delicious colour to your cheeks. Paint it pink and get your just desserts anytime, but be ready to share! The collection will be available in-store through March 19 and at

WHEN:   February 4 – 6
               11a.m. – 8 p.m.

Flamingo Park Event
Performances every 20 minutes

WHERE:  M∙A∙C Valley Fair Mall
                 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd  
                 Santa Clara, CA 95050       


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Rain, rain go away! But just in case it doesn't check out the fab sale at Sperry!!

Spring may still be a few weeks away and it looks like the rain, sleet and snow are here to stay... for awhile at least.  Need some sweet rainboots to see you through these muddy/slushy days?  Check out the fab styles at Sperry!  And many of them are on sale now too! 


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Fab new book, Orison, on KindleScout!

On of our favorite authors, Braden Bell, writing under the pen name Brandon Gray, has an awesome new YA book up on KindleScout! If it gets a lot of votes, Amazon will publish and help distribute it. And if you vote and it wins, you get a free e-book copy! Voting is FREE and super easy. Just go here (and tell your friends!) You have to be signed in to Amazon.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Chic Sketch’s 10 Biggest Fashion Moments from the Golden Globes on Sunday evening.

The fabulous Golden Globes fashion round-up was created by Emily Brickel Edelson, the talented artist behind Chic Sketch, a fashion forward mobile app that sketches photos into Instagrammable fashion illustrations by real fashion illustrators in a matter of minutes.

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