Tuesday, November 27, 2012

All I Want For Christmas is...BOOTS!

The weather outside is getting pretty frightful, which definitely puts me in the mood for toasty warm footwear!  Check out a few of my favorite holiday finds from Sundance Catalog!

Out of Alaska comes the snowmobile reincarnated as fleece lined sneakers, sporting waterproof uppers of leather and wool with bright, fat, all-terrain soles.  The perfect footwear choice for running errands in the snow!  The Mackenzie Snow Slip-on By Sorel®

A favorite newly re-minted, exquisite leather with a statuesque hidden wedge platform that’s stable and comfy. Lugged rubber sole.  Perfect fashion find for winter weather!  The Joan of Arctic Wedge by Sorel 

Sleekly stunning knee boots, inspired by vintage equestrian footwear, are finished with natural leather lacing on lightly distressed leather. Unlined, partial zip and leather sole.  The Hyde Park Boot.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Shu Uemura ups the ante on holiday savings!

  • 25% off plus free shipping on orders of $90 or more
  • Now until November 27th, 2012 11:59PM PST.
  • Promo Code: SHU25

Stock up for holiday gift giving!!

Save 25% OFF*, plus receive a deluxe sample with any order and free shipping with any $40 purchase. Use code CYBER at checkout.

Cyber Monday Offering from Thymes - TODAY ONLY!

As many eager shoppers log on to receive virtual steals and deals this year, Thymes will give away a FREE Frasier Fir Candle with any order placed of $50. Decorated with pine needles and enclosed in a clear cello bag tied with a festive red ribbon, this candle’s value is $17 and is a limited edition for Cyber Monday only.

Thymes is dedicated to enhancing the quality of your daily life through the transformative power of fragrance.  Check out some of the fabulous gift ideas at Thymes! 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Honest Company Products Introduces New Lip Balm Trio!

Women's most trusted product essentials brand - The Honest Company - is expanding their chic, effective and always 100% non-toxic product line with a brand new organic lip balm trio.

Three distinctly delightful organic lip balms providing naturally enriching, nourishing, and soothing lip care for the whole family! Gentle for kids, luxurious and indulgent for moms and dads. Each set comes with one soothing and refreshing Lavender Mint, warm Sweet Orange Vanilla and Purely Simple to bring extra gentle relief.

Use it daily for happy, healthy lips and with the confident to know that you aren't putting any synthetic ingredients or flavors in or on your body!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Benefits of Pomegranate for Winter Skin

November is officially National Pomegranate Month; and what better way to celebrate the powerhouse antioxidant rich fruit than to utilize its benefits in all aspects of your life? From healthy, beautiful skin to lower stress levels, the pomegranate is a valuable resource in helping jumpstart your complexion and your mood.

Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA and author of The Water Secret: The Cellular Breakthrough to Look and Feel 10 Years Younger, shows us six ways pomegranates can help your skin look younger and your body feel healthier.

  1. Build Youth Back into Your Skin
Summer berries aren’t the only way to get your antioxidant fix. The pomegranate, a winter fruit, has powerful antioxidants that assist in the cellular renewal process and help cells stay plump with water. It also boosts anti-aging agents, helping to maintain skin’s collagen levels, and fights oxidative stress that ages us internally and externally. You can eat pomegranate to reap the benefits but also look for topical products that contain Pomegranate Extract to help fight free radical damage and promote overall skin health.

  1. Decrease Inflammation
Winter weather is known to inflict a mild inflammatory reaction in exposed skin, like the face and hands. Studies have shown that Pomegranate Extract significantly reduces the activity of proteins that cause inflammation. It also reduces the production of pro-inflammatory compounds produced by cells isolated from cartilage.

  1. Increase Your Oxygen Intake
Exercise is great way to increase oxygen flow. However, the cold winter weather can make it challenging to get daily exercise. Research shows that eating organic pomegranate seeds and drinking pure pomegranate juice can increase oxygen levels to the heart and skin cells, making the skin look fresh and smooth--without having to hit the gym!

  1. Minimize Cultural Stress
Don’t let the winter blues and the pressures of the holidays send you over the edge. A study found that having pomegranate juice every day resulted in lower stress hormones and a reduction in blood pressure, which leads to healthier, happier skin. Volunteers in the study reported feeling less distressed and more enthusiastic in their general well-being after consuming pomegranate juice.

  1. Boost Your Natural SPF
Many people think that sun damage is only prevalent during summer months, yet the sun’s harmful UV rays can damage skin even through overcast weather. One of the most important foods to combat sun damage is pomegranate, which contain polyphenols, like ellagic acid. Murad’s clinical trials show roughly a 25% improvement in SPF when a pomegranate extract supplement is added to a diet because it boosts natural sunscreen levels. If topical sunscreen also contains pomegranate extract, there is an additional improvement in SPF by 20%. Studies have also shown the application of pomegranate to the skin minimizes the risk of developing skin cancer.

  1. Help Banish Breast Cancer
Murad recently partnered with City of Hope to help raise funds for breast and women’s cancers research, education and treatment. So it only makes sense that the internationally acclaimed hospital would find the pomegranate to be as amazing of a superfruit as Murad did. City of Hope researchers identified six chemicals in the pomegranate that suppress aromatase — a substance in the body that helps produce estrogen. About 70 percent of breast cancers need estrogen to grow, so pomegranate is a prime candidate as a breast-cancer-blocking super food. Other scientists have also detected two substances in the fruit with the potential to fight both colon cancer and diabetes.

CHROMATICgallerie - New Colors & Heel Heights!

Ready to rock the holiday season in style?  CHROMATICgallerie has officially expanded their collection of fun and colorful 2" and 3" pumps to include a 4" heel! To celebrate this momentous occasion the collection has also released a variety of great new colors in leather, suede and patent.

From Lemon Meringue to Scarlet Fever and Barrier Reef Blue this collection has color options for every outfit. And with each pair retailing for only $88 why not get one to match each?

Plus, with each pair of shoes being completely customizable this collection is empowering girls everywhere with the power of CHOICE by allowing you be the hands on designer of your perfect dream shoes. With other shoe lines where there was one heel height, CHROMATICgallerie now has three to choose from. Where there was no wiggle room, they have multiple widths to match your feet (Narrow/Medium/Wide). Where there was sore feet, they have cushioned insoles. And where there was bland, they have a rainbow of custom-created hues all viewable at: http://bit.ly/MJturN

What are you waiting for? Get to the CHROMATICgallerie website and create your dream shoes! http://bit.ly/MNj3Yd

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Nature's Gate Sweepstakes!

In honor of the brand’s 40th Anniversary, Nature’s Gate is hosting a sweepstakes on their Facebook page for the ENTIRE month of November. 40 lucky contestants will receive over $40 worth of assorted Nature’s Gate products! CLICK HERE to enter and please find all details/rules below and good luck! 

·         Entry period:  Nov 1 – Nov 30

·         Must “like” Nature's Gate Facebook page to enter

·         Prize:  over $40 worth of assorted Nature’s Gate products

·         Number of winners:  40.  Winners chosen at random

·         1 entry/person but entrant can get additional entries by sharing the link provided after entering.   Additional entries will be rewarded for every friend that enters using the link.

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