Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Best Things in Life are FREE!!

With the holidays behind us, it’s time to start anew. We believe in keeping our inventory fresh so we’re clearing ALL our holiday items, holiday gifts, year round pre-wrapped gifts and soap stock to make room for all 2011 goodies.


These offers are valid only while supplies last. There is a maximum of 10 freebies per order so only the first 10 holiday items, holiday gifts, year round pre-wrapped gifts and soap will be matched with free products. No promo code is required and you will be prompted at checkout to select the free products of your choice. This offer is available in stores and online at www.lushusa.com.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Celebs Love LUSH!!

Guess who was spotted at LUSH in Beverly Hills? Long-time LUSH fan, GWEN STEFANI! No doubt she was picking up some bath bombs as stocking stuffers or New Year's Party gifts!

The New Year is a great time to kick off your eco-friendly resolutions and LUSH is just the place to help you get started on the road to a safer, healthier lifestyle. We believe in living a LUSH life:

We believe in making effective products from fresh, organic* fruit and vegetables, the finest essential oils and safe synthetics.

We invent our own products and fragrances. We make them fresh by hand using little or no preservative or packaging, using only vegetarian ingredients, and tell you when they were made.

We believe in buying ingredients only from companies that do not commission tests on animals and in testing our products on humans.

We believe in happy people making happy soap, putting our faces on our products and making our mums proud.

We believe in long candlelit baths, sharing showers, massage, filling the world with perfume and in the right to make mistakes, lose everything and start again.

We believe our products are good value, that we should make a profit and that the customer is always right.

* We also believe words like fresh and organic have honest meaning beyond marketing.


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Go Under the Veil, Not the Knife

It’s every woman’s dream to look absolutely perfect on their wedding day, but some brides-to-be take it to the extreme. According to a study by Cosmetic Surgery Today, the number of brides going under the knife before their big day has risen 25 percent. With shows like E!’s BridalPlasty, glorifying the women’s decision to turn to surgery, the number is sure to rise...

Famed plastic surgeon, Dr. Garth Fisher has experienced this strive for perfection in his own practice, as many brides have come to him for pre-wedding consultations. His most recent bridal patient, Donna Gregory, worked with him to come with a more moderate plan, but did you know that Dr. Fisher actually turns away 40 percent of his patients?!

Dr. Fisher’s reasoning is that they simply because they do not need it! Luckily, he offers an alternative to plastic surgery to ensure that brides look perfect on their wedding day. His CellCeuticals Biomedical Skin Treatment system, gives a more affordable option to plastic surgery. Each skincare product works to leave skin looking fresh, flawless, and visibly younger in just a few weeks!


Sunday, December 12, 2010

It's Not Too Late to Enter the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway at Sassy Pepper!

On the 11th Day of Christmas...

In case some of you are confused...
YOU HAVE UNTIL MIDNIGHT DECEMBER 13th TO ENTER ONE, TWO, OR EVEN ALL OF OUR GIVEAWAYS! The winners will be announced the 14th.

Having said that,
On the 11th day of Christmas Pepper donated a scarf that she bought at a Christmas boutique just yesterday! Don't you love supporting fellow crafters? I will also have you know that the proceeds of this scarf have gone to help a Mother and Child shelter. I have always wanted to learn to knit or crochet, but this is even better.

Made with lovely homespun yarn in black with brown and cream specks.
You will be cozy warm and stylish!



Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Great Gifts at Fabulous Savings - tarte's Friends & Family Sale!

Are you looking for some last minute gifts for your girlfriends, your mom, your sister...or even for yourself??? Well, tarte cosmetics is featuring their Friends & Family promotion now through Dec 13th with 40% off your order with the code FFDEC at checkout.

Take advantage of this fantastic offer while supplies last!

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Jack-A-Pillow, Part Jacket, Part Pillow. All Comfort!

My brother is a serious outdoorsman. In fact, his idea of the perfect honeymoon for his new bride was a backpacking trek through Yosemite National Park. (Thankfully, my sister-in-law, Girly, who is not only uber-stylish but very sensible, anticipated just such an adventure and booked a non-refundable week in Turtle Bay on the north shore of Oahu instead!)

Because my brother loves the great outdoors, I am always on the lookout for unique gifts that he can put to good use on his adventures. This holiday season I am getting Jack-A-Pillow jackets for him and his wife. These lightweight jacket not only insulates for warmth and keeps you dry, but it also transforms into a plush head pillow when you tuck it into its interior pocket!! Check it out today at merrell.com




Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

6 Tips For Successful Online Shopping

Think putting an item in your online shopping cart guarantees it is yours for purchase? Think again!

Doesn't it seem that holiday gift shopping starts earlier each year? In fact, many consumers have already started their holiday shopping, and if they haven't yet, they will do so very soon. Not surprising is that millions of Americans will continue with the conventional, stress-induced, anxiety infused way of shopping. Fortunately, there will also be millions of smart, savvy consumers who will do all of their holiday shopping in a far more relaxing environment – from the comforts of their home.

Still, even the most educated online shoppers may not know there are short cuts and even faster ways to ensure they get the deals they want before products sell out!

6pm.com, the online retail site where brandaholics go for their daily fix of the brands they crave in men's, women's, and children's apparel, footwear and accessories, offers SIX tips for successful online shopping:

Tip #1

Make a List. You will save a lot of time and energy if you make a list of exactly whom you are buying for and what they like. Simply jot down the names and personalities of your potential gift recipients, and leave it next to your computer.

Tip #2

Do your homework. Visit your favorite sites and understand the various promotions they will be offering on specific days. If you are looking for a specific product, check to see if they sell it first rather than waiting for the day of the sale. Also, it’s wise to comparison shop prior to making purchases so you aren’t wondering if you got the best deal.

Tip #3

Establish an Account! Make sure you have an account established and login before you start to add things to your cart! Believe it or not, some sites allow you to “shop” and add things to your cart, but when you go to check out, you realize you haven’t established an account with the site, and you’ll have to do so before you can make purchases.

Tip #4

Shop Early! Many promotions sell out in a matter of hours and some of the hottest selling items can disappear in minutes! Most online sales start at midnight – so if there is something you really want, set your alarm to ensure you’ll get it!

Tip #5

Shop Fast! Although shopping online is a more relaxing experience, products do sell out quickly. On many sites, putting an item in your cart doesn’t reserve it for you! If you put items in your cart, then save the order to finish later, when you go back to finalize, your cart may be empty. If someone else is shopping and put it in their cart and goes to purchase it, sites pull it from available inventory, and when you go back to purchase; it may be out of stock! As the saying goes “you snooze you lose!”

Tip #6

New Tabs make Browsing Easy! Many browsers now offer “Tabs.” To utilize tabs, find a category you are interested in, right-click that category, and select the option to open that link in a new tab. You will then have the ability to continue to browse the main results page, and when you’re ready to make your final selections, you can just click on all the open tabs and finalize your order.

ABOUT 6pm.com

6pm.com is the online site where brandaholics go to get their daily fix on the brands they crave in apparel, footwear and accessories for up to 75% off every single day! For more information visit www.6pm.com




Tuesday, November 16, 2010

For the holidays, the grab bag from tarte exclusively at Sephora!


tarte is offering a limited-edition, seven-piece value set of some of our favorites exclusively at Sephora.com. For only $42 (value: $173), the grab bag includes:
  • sunburst face beaded bronzing facial moisturizer
  • eyeshadow in luuucy I'm home (shimmering deep blue-grey)
  • hEYE Impact in slate (shimmering slate shadow/ navy liner)
  • double-duty eyelining brush
  • slide tin lip balm in mouth off (vanilla-mint flavored sheer raspberry)
  • double dose in pomegranate punch (sheer sparkling red) and acerola rush (sheer sparkling golden peach)
  • reusable "natural beauty" makeup bag

Makes a fabulous gift for your girlfriends, sister, mom or even for yourself!


Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Peace Love World Send Positive Style Statement!


Last Sunday on Kate Plus 8 (TLC), the Gosselin kids took on Alaska decked out in hoodies and t-shirts from PEACE LOVE WORLD.


And just lastweek Kourtney Kardashian’s son Mason sported PEACE LOVE WORLD as part of his Halloween outfit.


Kids are projecting positive messages with their clothing, and making a stand on the fashion scene. Even the dancers and stars of Dancing with the Stars have been wearing PLW each week during rehearsals!

This fashionably positive brand was created with the intention to spread peace, love and happiness whenever--and wherever—possible through their super soft casual wear with signature themes. PEACE LOVE WORLD has already won the hearts of celebrities Ellen DeGeneres, Angie Harmon, Taylor Swift and the cast of So You Think You Can Dance.


Check out the the gorgeous styles at PEACE LOVE WORLD and send a positive message this holiday season with the gift of a super soft and stylish tee!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Merrell and Patagonia for a Warm Winter Holiday!

Looking for a great holiday gift for the outdoor enthusiast in your life (or for yourself!)? Check out these great boots from Merrell and Patagonia to cozy up the holidays.

Merrell's Tempest High is high on the hip-meter. Great for partaking in snowy revelry in waterproof, warm comfort. Not you average snow boot, it maintains decadent warmth with 200 grams of low-bulk insulation and an insulating fleece lining. It also keeps feet dry thanks to a waterproof breathable membrane. Cushioning comfort from the Air Cushion in the heel and stride-specific QForm Comfort will make her jump for joy. Offered in Black, Huckleberry, Brindle and Silver Birch.


If you crave the outside even when everyone else retreats inside to escape wild and wooly weather, Merrell's Graz Waterproof fits right in. Waxy, water repellent leather uppers stand out with style, and stand up to cold with multiple thermal features: fleece lining, 200 grams of PrimaLoft insulation, ColdProof Ortholite insulating footbed and an ActiveHeat reflective insole buried inside high-performance cushioning and support. Siped soles with 5mm lugs and durable, secure lacing over a bellows tongue give you top to bottom comfort and control. Offered in Brown/Stone.

Minimalist and eco-chic, the Patagonia Bandha Tie keeps a low profile but is never humdrum and the faux shearling lining keeps feet toasty warm. A recycled rubber heel (20% recycled) provides traction and a cushioned heel strike. Offered in Marsh Green or Dried Vanilla.

For the guys, the stable Das Boot Mid keeps your feet warm and dry amid frozen crud. The waterproof snow boot sports a coated TexTuff leather rand/upper (recycled) for heavy protection that's still light on your feet. 100% recycled polyester mesh provides long term durability. PrimaLoft Eco insulation and Polartec 200 lining lend warmth and comfort.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Celebrate Halloween with Rock & Republic!


Please join Rock & Republic in celebrating Halloween in style this Friday, October 29 at the Rock & Republic store at 105 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. Come by for treats and cocktails and don’t forget to wear your favorite Rock & Republic jeans as a part of your Halloween costume and compete to win a $500 shopping spree!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Shopping Addicts Meet Your New BFF

Shopping addicts – meet your new BFF: Wishpot.com, a (free of charge) social shopping site and universal gift registry that streamlines all of your online shopping and quite simply, makes your life easier! How does it work? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3: 1 – sign up. 2 – download the Wishpot button to your toolbar. 3 – go shopping! While browsing your favorite sites, simply drag and drop items you like into the Wishpot button – items from not just 1 site, but from anywhere on the net. Meaning you can say buh-bye to countless bookmarks and retailer-specific wish lists! With Wishpot all of your fave online finds are consolidated into one centralized place. And isn’t that easier than spending hours trying to find that must-have pair of boots you spotted on oh wait – what was that website?

You can choose to set price alerts to keep your wishes within budget, request monetary contributions (tactfully!) for large-ticket items, consult Wishpot Experts and even other users for helpful shopping ideas & tips, and choose to save or share your lists with family and friends. Use for any occasion in which you might want to drop a friendly hint (holidays, your upcoming birthday, housewarming party, bridal party, Mother’s/Father’s Day – after all, there’s nothing wrong with getting what you really want!), as an organizational tool to plan said occasion, or to simply store and compare your favorite things, travel/vacation packages and more!

Check it out now...you'll thank me later!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Get Naturally Beautiful with a Detoxified Beauty Routine

Get Naturally Beautiful With a Detoxified Beauty Routine:

Tips from SpaRitual Founder Shel Pink

From eco-friendly, to organic, to sustainable, to wild crafted, the labels of green products alone are enough to overwhelm the average consumer. What is the best way to beginning exploring these categories?

A beauty regimen is an excellent place to start dabbling in natural products, as the average individual slathers, lathers, rubs and sprays up to ten different skin care products on his or her body every day. This means that the average woman is exposing her skin to up to 130 chemicals in her daily beauty routine alone. As a result, women absorb up to five pounds of chemicals a year.

The founder of SpaRitual, Shel Pink recently addressed the “Women in Green” forum about the importance of becoming a conscious consumer, detailing what to look for and what to avoid in buying personal care products. Below, please find Shel’s top tips for choosing healthier products that are equally effective.

In order to find products that are truly organic (at least 70 percent), study labels for products that are Certified Organic or USDA Organic.








Look for products made with certified organic ingredients. While these products may not be 70 percent organic overall, they contain organic ingredients. Other certifications to look for include products labeled as vegan and products that are not tested on animals, signified by the leaping bunny symbol.




It is also extremely important to check the ingredient list for each product, paying special attention to the ingredients near the top of the list, as they compose the majority of the formula. Common ingredients to avoid include parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate and other preservatives.

In becoming a conscious consumer, the most important step is for people to educate themselves to develop their own knowledge base. Several outlets to investigate include:

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Celebrate FAB's FIrst Birthday with free prizes!

It's First Aid Beauty's birthday! Celebrating FAB's First Birthday with giveaways everyday until October 29th! For the first two weeks the site is live, there will be a giveaway EVERYDAY. Go to FirstAidBeauty.com and sign up for a chance to win!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Adidas Moves Pulse wants you to Show Off Your Moves for a chance to Win $15,000 for your school!!!

Adidas Moves Pulse is encouraging students across the United States to create short videos showing the nation their “ultimate moves.” Videos of anything from sports to dance to music to debate—all the ways you can play—will be entered in a nationwide contest with a $15,000 prize for the winner’s school. As of September 15th, students can visit www.pulsefragrance.com to upload their videos and find all the contest rules. The winner will be announced December 12th, 2010.

Moves Pulse is a dynamic new fragrance duo for those who enjoy staying active and experiencing each day to the fullest:

Adidas Moves Pulse her is a vibrant, floral, fruity fragrance. It opens with a refreshing burst of Pink Lady Apple, Blood Orange and Mirabelle Plum top notes. Then, the feminine fragrance unfolds to reveal a delicate floral heart of Indigo Violet, sweet Freesia and Night Jasmine, before moving into a warm, sensual base of sexy skin Musk and creamy Woods.

Adidas Moves Pulse him is a fresh, spicy, woody fougere fragrance. Top notes of Yuzu leaves and bursts of Watermint join the stimulating aroma of Coriander. Mid-notes of Violet leaves, Artemisia and Vetiver capture a fresh, dynamic heart of invigorating freshness. Finally, rich base scents of warm, woody Cedar and sun-drenched Woods are wrapped in the masculine magnetism of Musk.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Celebrate 50 years of Hello Kitty and Sanrio!

Celebrating 50 years of Sanrio, Hello Kitty® and her friends have joined forces with Target to bring the party to fans of all ages with Small Gift — the 8 week mobile pop-up tour — that kicks off in San Francisco on October 23rd. Bringing this fun, inspired and unique experience directly to fans through the newest trend of fashion trucks, two trailers wrapped in super cute graphics debut in Justin Herman Plaza on Saturday, then travel to Pier 39 on Sunday before hitting the road on their cross country tour!

Inspired by Sanrio’s “small gift, big smile” philosophy, Small Gift will provide a super-fun atmosphere for
all to share their love and appreciation for Sanrio and their myriad of characters. Guests can immerse
themselves in the Sanrio experience while playing games, entering contests, sharing photo ops with their
favorite characters and enjoying the interactive space with other fans. Devotees will have the opportunity to purchase “50 must have” collectible products featuring Hello Kitty®, Little Twin Stars®, My Melody®, Patty & Jimmy™, Tuxedosam™, Keroppi®, Badtz-Maru®, and Chococat®. Be sure to get there early – goody bags will be handed out to the first 50 people in attendance! Also, stop by the Sanrio spin wheel for the chance to win prizes including Target gift cards. Small Gift is free to the public.

Sanrio fans can stay up to date with the remainder of tour by downloading a special iPhone app, which
provides a truck locator along with updates on upcoming stops, info on product, launches and fun character facts. You can also follow the tour and other 50th Anniversary celebrations at sanrio.com/smallgift, Hello Kitty’s blog and Sanrio and Hello Kitty’s Facebook pages (facebook.com/Sanrio and facebook.com/hellokitty).

Justin Herman Plaza
1 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Saturday, October 23rd
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Pier 39 – East Park
The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94113

Sunday, October 24th
11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.



Thursday, October 14, 2010

Five Shoe Trends Worth Investing In

Are you ready to pull together your look for fall, but wondering which shoe styles will best help you put a stylish foot forward? This fall Brazilian shoe designer Luiza Barcelos introduces classic yet trendy styles, all available at www.endless.com. Check out these five new versatile trends worth investing in.

Aw132 Flat: Nothing like a sweet rosette to help day-to-day outfits blossom. This lovely leather flat from Luiza Barcelos flaunts an almost irresistible simplicity, perfect for pairing with livelier prints and patterns and versatile enough to complement frocks, skirts, denim and more. Price: $184


Qv022 Peep-Toe Bootie: Soaring height and an unexpected elastic vamp offer glam edginess in this pump from Luiza Barcelos, that'll work beautifully alongside on-the-town frocks and other straight-from-the-runway looks. Fashioned in embossed leather, this platform also features a flirty open toe and refined leather outsole. Price: $268

Jb017 Oxford Bootie: This glam bootie walks the linebetween sophisticated pump and edgy oxford. Crafted in supple suede, this bootie's lace-up closure creates a luxuriously rippled vamp for a coquettish silhouette, while a chunky heel and platform keep the soaring loft wearable. On Sale! $189.75


Vc035 Boot: A dual palette and moto-minded studs up the ante of this fabulous boot from Luiza Barcelos. The slouchy shaft shows off the top-grade leather, a skinny toe keeps the look on the dressy side, and the chunky heel and pull tabs offer a dash of cowgirl flair. Try this pull-on boot with short hemlines, over denim, and with shorts and tights for an unbeatable finish. Price: $358

Vy007 Pump: Topstitch detailing accentuates the soft-to-the-touch suede of this fabulous pump from Luiza Barcelos. Perfect with suiting for the office and with frocks for after-hours plans, this pump features a foot-flattering shaped collar, a chunky heel for comfortable loft, and a sweet tie embellishment for a feminine finish. Price: $195

Friday, October 08, 2010

7 For All Mankind Warehouse Sale!! LA, San Francisco, New York & Chicago

Woo Hoo!!! Just got back from the 7 For All Mankind Warehouse Sale at the Hilton in San Francisco and I SCORED!!! We are talking 8 pair of jeans!!! Adorable jeggings, perfect straight legs, beautiful bootcuts, and even a pair of cords! I also snapped up a couple of gorgeous tops to go with my new jeans! I can't believe what a great deal I got! YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS!!!


Tuesday, October 05, 2010

7 For All Mankind Warehouse Sale!! LA, San Francisco, New York & Chicago

The FIRST time to visit San Francisco, this premier "7" denim shopping event will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12pm -8pm and 10am -6pm at the Hilton San Francisco and will give shoppers the opportunity to preview over 30,000 pieces of 7 Jeans for All Mankind denim, outerwear and sportswear - at prices up to 80% off retail!

The Warehouse Sale will also be encouraging shoppers to “Think Pink” and show their support for breast cancer awareness by wearing pink to the sale. The Warehouse Sale will be making a donation to breast cancer research at the close of the 4-city tour.

The sale will then move to New York City October 15 – October 17 at the Metropolitan Pavilion and round out the tour with a first time appearance in Chicago October 22 – October 24 at the Great Hall in Union Station.