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Pamper Your Inner Celebrity
Confession: I’ve been watching a lot of Gilmore Girls recently. By a lot, I mean I bought the series and I’m powering through at least 2 episodes/day. I just veg after work, kick off my heels, get comfy, eat kettle corn and enjoy! I have yet to feel guilty about any of this.
Lorelai and Emily just went on a spa retreat, which looked like it would have been very relaxing if not for the constant bickering (which, of course, is why we love Gilmore.)
This got me thinking, and wham! Suddenly I remembered the gift card in my desk drawer for a 1-hour complimentary massage at a local spa. What? I forgot? Who forgets a 1-hour complimentary massage? It’s COMPLIMENTARY, for crying out loud! What kind of low class nitwit shoves such a glorious bit of plastic in a desk drawer to gather dust and, ultimately, expire? Yes, yes; I did it. But the important part here is that I remembered it!
I remembered, then immediately proceeded to schedule the massage. With my massage now scheduled—Thursday at 2—I’m pondering all the many ways people can pamper themselves. No. Scratch that. The many ways celebrities pamper themselves. If I’m going to ponder pampering, I may as well imagine it celebrity-style, no?
Sometimes (translation: most times) it isn’t exactly easy to find the time/funding to enjoy a weekend at the spa, or even a relaxing, professional mani-pedi. But you can always breathe in, sit back, and relax at home. And try one (or all) of these:
A Good Soak: There are few things as relaxing as a good, long soak in a warm tub. Make it even more relaxing with some Lavender Bath and a good book. Or close your eyes and turn on some Adele. Oh, how I love Adele.
At-Home Pedi: You don’t have to pay big money for a pedi just to show off your sexy platform sandals. With an exfoliant, some moisturizing cuticle oil and an orange stick you can perk up those sad little toes in about 20 minutes! Top it off with my new FAVORITE: Sally Hansen Salon Effects. Love! They say it lasts up to 10 days, but I tried out the houndstooth two weeks ago and my toes still look fab. I get comments on them every day (“Where did you have your toes done?” “Oh, these? In front of my TV!”). I’m trying the leopard next. Meow.
Some Retail Therapy: Want to know what makes me feel truly pampered? New tops hanging in my closet, organized by color; killer purple skinny jeans; a chic packable trench with the promise of a fall getaway; a gorgeous new pair of chunky heeled boots. I’m quite sure Lorelai Gilmore would be agree with me! Ah. Now retail therapy truly is celebrity-style pampering.
If you could pamper yourself any way you dream, what would you choose? I’d choose a trip to Europe, you know, if time and money flowed freely. But for now, I am seriously looking forward to this massage!
Missoni for Target
Excitement is building around the much-anticipated Missoni for Target collection arriving in Target stores next month! Target is partnering with Missoni, the iconic knitwear empire recognized as a symbol of Italian luxury, to introduce an affordable, limited-edition collection for fashion, beauty and home. Target’s largest limited-time designer collection to date, Missoni for Target reflects the Missoni values of family, color and quality across more than 400 items.
Missoni for Target brings a rich heritage of signature prints and patterns to beauty offerings including cosmetic bags, makeup brush sets and hair accessories. In addition to beauty bags and hair accessories, Missoni for Target features apparel and accessories for women, men, girls and baby, as well as home goods including bedding, dinnerware and décor items.
Ranging in price from $2.99 to $599.99, with most items less than $40, Missoni for Target will be available Sept. 13 through Oct. 22, 2011 at all Target stores and Target.com. Pending availability, select pieces from the collection, including a variety of online-only items, will be available for an extended run through early December at Target.com
End of Summer Book Pick!
Are you ready for Labor Day? The last weekend of the summer is often spent poolside living out one final summer’sresolution: to read a fabulous novel. My pick for the weekend - In Seconds by New York Times bestselling author Brenda Novak.
Brenda Novak's latest fashionable tale, In Seconds, about a handbag accessories designer, Laurel Hodges, who’s on the run…for her life. In the whole state of Montana, there's nowhere to hide. Laurel has changed her identity twice, trying to outdistance the men who blame her for the death of one of their own. She's finally found the peace and stability she needs in the small town of Pineview, Montana. But just when she thinks she’s safe — the nightmare starts all over again. The Crew, a ruthless prison gang with ties to Laurel's brother, will never forget and they'll never forgive. And now that they've finally found her again, they'll stop at nothing. It could all end in seconds. In Seconds ($7.99 USD) will be available wherever books are sold and on www.BrendaNovak.com
Nature’s Gate NEW Acai Body Care Products
Acai has long been labeled a “super-fruit” for its high concentration of powerful anti-oxidants and proven health and defense benefits. This small, purple berry is considered nature’s secret weapon and now Nature’s Gate offers a convenient way to nourish your skin with the multiple benefits of this unique fruit.
NEW Nature’s Gate Classics Acai Body Care contains nourishing, antioxidant-rich berries, nut oils, and butters that defend skin against drying, damaging conditions while restoring moisture and softness. It is the perfect way to incorporate the fruit into your daily beauty routine!
Açai Extract and Oil deliver a dose of potent antioxidants, while Cupuacu Butter softens skin with natural emollients, while the exclusive 7 Natural Moisture Boosters blend hydrates and restores the skin’s natural moisture barrier. The formulas also contain Camu Camu, which is known for its high Vitamin C content, and have an invigorated aroma to keep you charged and energized!
Nature’s Gate Acai Velvet Moisture Body Wash
Nature’s Gate Acai Velvet Moisture Liquid Soap
Nature’s Gate Acai Body Lotion
Clean Up And Get Dirty With LUSH!
At LUSH we love our fresh handmade products, we love our customers and we love it…when it rains men! Not just any men, but those who carry with them a fragrance of spearmint and herbs. That’s right – a Dirty man. LUSH is proud to present the new Dirty fragrance collection and to announce the return of It’s Raining Men Shower Gel. Check out why we’re in love with both!
Complete your Dirty collection with Dirty Perfume ($3.00 - $29.95). Available in four sizes, this uncompromising and fresh fragrance stands at odds with its name. It's a no-nonsense scent that hits you with intensely crisp spearmint, thyme and tarragon, and the subtle smell of calm seas. Dirty is an invigorating, cathartic breath of fresh air that stirs up something primal.
Hallelujah, It’s Raining Men Shower Gel ($8.95 - $24.95) is back for good! This divine shower gel was a limited edition product from our Valentine’s Day collection and customers clamored for it after it was gone. We read the e-mails, heard the pleas and have made it a permanent member of our shower gel collection. Scented with our best-selling Honey I Washed the Kids fragrance, your skin will be left deliciously soft and extremely lickable.
SPF All Year Long
Summer may be coming to an end, but it is never too late for SPF protection with Aubrey Organics Natural Sun. The line boasts sixall-natural, broad spectrum mineral sunscreens that are safe and effective for the whole family. These chemical free sunscreens protect against the damaging effects of UV exposure, plus with two products for after sun care there’s something for everyone!
My personal favorite is the Aubrey Organics Natural Sun SPF 30+ Active Lifestyles Tropical Scent. Not only does it smell amazing, but it’s also biodegradable,so I don’t have to worry about harming the fishies when I go for a swim!
Aubrey Organics Natural Sun SPF 30+ Active Lifestyles Tropical Scent and the whole Natural Sun Collection are available at www.Aubrey-Organics.com and health food stores nationwide.
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HKNB Featured on Project Runway
Available Exclusively on Amazon
In the August 25 episode of Project Runway Season 9, Project Runway designers met Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn at the New Balance Track & Field Center and were challenged to create apparel to wear with a new Heidi Klum for New Balance lifestyle shoe, available in two colors and sold exclusively on Amazon. The winning apparel styles featured during the episode will be available for pre-order beginning August 26. The shoes featured during the episode are now available at www.amazon.com/HKNB
“I love a fashion sneaker that doesn’t look like it belongs in the gym, which was the inspiration for my new Heidi Klum for New Balance sneakers and my Project Runway challenge this season,” said Klum. “We gave the designers a chance to stretch their legs on the track a bit in my HKNB sneakers, which was definitely a change from their normal day! The designers created some really fun pieces to go with the sneakers. I love the winning looks we chose and am excited to be able to offer them as part of my Heidi Klum for New Balance collection on Amazon.”
Celebrate the Endless Summer Sale at Rebecca Minkoff
BargainJill grew out of one woman’s desire to one-up her husband, to complement his Mars, or however you’d like to look at it. BargainJack.com launched in May of 2006, happily serving up tech deals and guy-centric things. Jack’s wife, feeling that her fellow ladies were being largely neglected in the midst of a plethora of flash drives, plasma TV deals and manly ramblings, decided to take things into her own hands and bring some balance to the world of online bargain shopping sites.
BargainJill was created, devoted to bargains related to looking great, decking out the home, and keeping the kiddos fully stocked with whatever their sticky little fingers require. Jill has been bargain shopping from clearance racks since she was en utero thanks to a fine family pedigree of bargain shopping ladies. Husband Jack taught Jill to hone her skills and take them online. Now no clothing or home furnishing deal is safe from her watchful eye. Unlike other websites, Bargain Jill doesn't only include one-day deals and doesn't require membership. Check it out today!
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