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Great Gifts for Brides, Dads
and Grads

Isn't it funny how you can be 2,500 miles away from home, completely immersed in the here-and-now of a gorgeous dress displayed in a shop window, when suddenly you are slammed with an unexpected blast from the past? Which is what happened to me while on a business trip to Manhattan just last week. There I was, strolling down Fifth Avenue, gazing longingly into the window of Saks at the gorgeous display of cocktail gowns and thinking that the flirty little dress on the right would make a great wardrobe acquisition, especially with the strappy new sandals I had just picked up on Zappos, and in fact would be perfect for a dinner party that evening at River Café. Was just turning to head through the doors when I almost ran smack dab into a girl coming out of said store, arms laden with packages. I stopped to help her retrieve a couple of the smaller boxes which had fallen in our near collision, both of us apologizing laughingly, when who should walk out the door behind her but Scott, my old college beau! We hugged with surprised delight, then he introduced me to his new wife, Emily, who I had just nearly knocked over and who I was prepared to dislike on principle (you always dislike the girl your ex marries even if you did break up years before he even met her) but was completely won over when she exclaimed, "Oh She She! I am so glad to finally meet you! Scott just thinks the world of you!" Turns out they were in town for a family wedding and were doing a little bridal shower and wedding shopping (with very little luck since Scott is allergic to shopping, as I recall, and Emily didn't really know her way around the city.)

"We were just going to grab a quick lunch," Emily said. "Why don't you join us? Scott says that you are the one girl he knows who has made shopping into an art form, and I would love to get some ideas from you about a clever bridal shower gift as well as wedding gift ideas, a graduation gift for my little brother and possibly something for the dads, with Father's Day just around the corner. Please say yes!" she implored.

Well, flattery will get you everywhere, so I immediately agreed and we headed to the Bryant Park Grill for an afternoon of food, fashion and fun (with the new wife of an old boyfriend! Go figure.) Emily and I hit it off immediately, bonding over grilled salmon and a shared love of Christian Louboutin heels and truly unique jewelry, then ditched Scott in Midtown when we headed out to do some serious shopping reconnaissance. The results of our afternoon tête-à-tête and retail rampage for your perusal and possible application in the near future:

Bridal Shower Gift Ideas:

  • Lingerie. This is a given. Every bride needs new undies! In fact, Emily said that she threw out absolutely everything and bought all new lingerie for her new life as a newlywed. What a fabulous idea! (He does not need to know that you once wore giant granny panties and a ratty brassiere! Plenty of time for that later.) Be creative—fill a gorgeous lingerie bag with a new pair of Hanky Pankies for every day of the week. Or wrap up an exquisite lacy bra and matching panties —always welcome!
  • Fabulous new perfume - Roses de Chloe, a delicate blush-hued blend of damascena rose essence, bergamot, and magnolia accord capture the spirit of femininity in a luxurious bottle crowned with a silver cap. It looks fabulous on my dressing table! And yes, I did treat myself as well!
  • Unique jewelry, particularly if it is hand made. I love the personalized necklaces from The Silver Loft. It makes a lovely keepsake for her special day and besides, what bride-to-be wouldn't love a funky new piece of bling?!

Wedding Gift Ideas:

  • I always like to give a gift that will remind the happy couple of me (in a good way) every time they look at it! A pair of  sterling silver key rings are a great choice.
  • A beautiful sterling silver, pewter, or crystal frame for their first photo as man and wife. I guarantee this gift will have pride of place on the mantle for years to come.
  • A gorgeous vase or piece of original artwork that the couple will look at fondly and say, "Oh, our dear friend She She gave that to us at our wedding. We absolutely treasure it."

Graduation Gifts for Guys:

Graduation Gifts for Girls:

  • Jewelry. Every girl loves it. Every girl wants it. A charm bracelet or personalized necklace is always a great choice, and makes a fabulous memento. Or a funky piece of jewelry which says you appreciate her unique style.
  • Gorgeous photo album. Keep all of your graduation day memories in one organized and stylish location.
  • grown up handbag. After all, she has been hauling all of her goodies around for the last few years in either a canvas backpack, or the tote bag that you got at a trade show. Clue her in to her future sense of style with a truly gorgeous handbag

Father's Day Gift Ideas:

Give dad the gift of perfect grooming with all natural, luxury skincare line ARCONA. Treat Dad with ARCONA’s range of men’s products that are created for his unique skincare needs and specially designed to be multi-functional and easily incorporated into men’s busy, daily lives. Take the pampering a step further and indulge dear old Dad with the Men’s Performance Facial or 50 Minute Massage at the ARCONA Studio in Santa Monica, CA.  In honor of this special holiday, ARCONA is offering a 20% savings on the men’s skincare range, Men’s Performance Facial and 50 Minute Massage from June 1st-June 15th!
 

Philip B. Nordic Wood Hair & Body Shampoo is the perfect gift for fathers of all ages.  Nordic Wood is a one step cool, refreshing cleanser that tones and hydrates. This hair & body shampoo will nurture the hair and skin with rich extracts of: Norwegian spruce, balsam fir, white pine, cedarwood and camphor, while relieving internal tension and stress.

G-SHOCK GA300-1A Watch 
CASIO’s shock-resistant G-SHOCK watch is synonymous with toughness, born from the developer Mr. Ibe’s dream of ‘creating a watch that never breaks’. Each watch encompasses the 7 elements; electric shock resistance, gravity resistance, low temperature resistance, vibration resistance, water resistance, shock resistance and toughness. The watch is packed with Casio innovations and technologies to prevent it from suffering direct shock; this includes internal components protected with urethane and suspended timekeeping modules inside the watch structure.

Kings of Cole (www.kingsofcole.com) offers a selection of luxury loungewear for men that would make for a great gift for all of the fashion-forward dads out there.

Our Full-Zip Hooded Sweatshirt is the perfect hoodie for men, (and the perfect boyfriend hoodie for women). They are insanely soft, and are cut longer and more tailored, creating a clean and sophisticated look. Our hoodies are adorned with rose gold colored zipper and hardware detailing.

Portovelo SHOES are great for the dad who's on-the-go! With a name that translates to "bringing travel and love", Portovelo shoes believes in "helping the world go places" as their designers are self-proclaimed addicts of traveling the globe and doing good. These slip-on shoes are light-weight, chic and super comfortable and as if all that isn't wonderful enough, Portovelo gives back to the community by directly providing 15 meals to a child in need for every pair of shoes sold! Click here to read more about their remarkable partnership with Flourishing Futures NGO in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. This Father's Day, give dad the gift that gives

Men’s grooming expert, Vaughn Acord is a top international stylist and men’s groomer shares his must-have gift ideas for Father’s Day: “For me, this is the best gift you can give because he is always going to use them, whether around the home or at the gym and even the office”, says Vaughn. “I like to bundle several products that I know are go to’s and some newer items so they can experiment. My V76 Bar Soap and Barber’s Powder are a perfect mix of something of retro and new, no matter their age or style.”

Geoffrey Beene, a leading designer menswear brand that offers head-to-toe dressing options that combine style and quality at a great price has the perfect gift for dad this Father's Day - even for the dads that never seem to need anything! Geoffrey Beene is available at Macy's.

Happy shopping girls!

xoxo,

She She Me

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Fabulous Finds Just in Time!

Kate Spade Saturday Has Arrived on MyHabit!

Kate Spade Saturday is...Cool, colorful and playful. Casual and chic. It's all about bringing the weekend spirit to every day of the week. Shop women’s apparel, jewelry, shoes, handbags and home goods by Kate Spade Saturday at up to 60% off from June 3rd to 6th!

 

She She Me's Favorite Things

Babyliss MiraCurl Nano Titanium Curl Machine

The Babyliss MiraCurl Nano Titanium Curl Machine is a the world's biggest innovation in hair curling since the invention of a curling iron. The Babyliss MiraCurl Curling Iron is a professional automatic curl machine where you simply put the hair you would like to curl in the machine and within seconds you will achieve the perfect long lasting curl. Inside this Babyliss Pro Perfect Curl Machine is the new MaxLife Pro brushless motor, which provides precision control for all curl types. Control the time, curl direction, and temperature which allows you to achieve the curl type that you want with perfect results every time.

 


Travel With Clark's Botanicals

Just in time for summer travels, Clark’s Botanicals has the perfect travel essential to bring along for an extra refresher. The Clark’s Botanicals Cellular Lifting Moisture Mist is a multi-tasking wonder!  This alcohol-free, anti-bacterial liquid treatment is designed to both refresh and replenish your skin, all while delivering a multitude of powerful anti-aging ingredients.  The miniature bottles are perfect for travel; just toss one in your carry-on or tote bag to keep up with an easy skin care regimen while on-the-go!

Motives® Cosmetics by Loren Ridinger

Protect your skin while getting a healthy - and safe - summer glow!

Cellular Laboratories De-Aging Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+
Motives® Bronzing Lotion

Cellular Laboratories® De-Aging Day Creme SPF 20

Cellular Laboratories® De-Aging Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ - Single Tube (3.4 fl. oz./100 mL)   Motives? Bronzing Lotion Cellular Laboratories® De-Aging Moisturizing Day Crème with Sunscreen SPF 20 - Single Jar (2 fl. oz./60 mL) 

$5 Flat Rate Shipping on cosmetics, skin care, fragrances, makeup kits and cosmetic brushes at Motiv 


Vacation Travel Essentials

Summer is finally here! Do you have all the essentials for your warm weather getaway? In addition to your book, cell phone and ear buds here are some beauty essentials you must pack.

 

Soap & Glory The Firminator Targeted Arm Toning and Smoothing Formula

A formula for a smooth, toned, and firmed appearance that helps to give you T-shirt ready arms. This formula features ELASTICBOOST-A™, SMOOTHBUMP™ spheres, and multivitamin kukui nut oil to smooth and moisturize skin, as well as soft focus spheres to disguise bumpy arms.

 

Soap & Glory The Firminator Special Bikini Body Formula 

A bikini body moisture and smoothing formula that’s proven to help visibly firm, tone, and reduce the appearance of orange-peel skin. Featuring D-PUFF-7D™, ENERGINSENG-VC™, and ELASTICBOOST-B™, plus peppermint and litsea cubeba citrus toning oils, this special bikini body formula is proven to help visibly firm and tone skin on the thighs. Don’t head into swimwear season without it.

 

NUDE Skincare Miracle Mask

Prep your skin for the sun with this exfoliating mask to transform dull, tired, and uneven skin. This mask consists of naturally potent glycolic acid with exfoliating rice beads to refine pores revealing an instantly renewed, brighter, and smoother looking complexion.

 
KMS California HAIRSTAY anti-humidity seal
About: Don’t let humidity prevent you from having fabulous hair on your spring break vacation! Instead, beat the heat with KMS California HAIRSTAY anti-humidity seal. This spray shields hair from frizz, while providing a shiny, weightless finish. It also provides heat protection for styling tools. Simply shake and spray onto dry hair to seal in finished style with 24-hour weatherproofing protection.

A Fresh Face is Never Out of Style

Day after day, season after season, the skin on our face takes a beating. Between dry, red skin from the cold of winter and oiliness from summer, one beauty trend fights all of the elements — a fresh face! With the help of Palladio Beauty, glō therapeutics, GOLDFADEN MD and Dermelect Cosmeceuticals, fight back against Mother Nature to maintain a glowing, fresh face all year-round.

 

Make the start of your skin care routine as fresh as your first cup of coffee in the morning. Palladio Beauty Foaming Cleanser & Makeup Remover is a gentle cleanser with Grapefruit Seed Extract that removes impurities while hydrating the surface. Remove last night’s makeup and dead skin cells for an ultra-clean look and feel.

Goldfaden MD Fresh A Peel 1.7oz 

Treat yourself to a spa-like experience in your own home! GOLDFADEN MD Fresh A Peel is a Lactic Acid and Multi-Fruit Enzyme exfoliating peel that removes common impurities your skin may be faced with. This natural approach deeply penetrates to rid any leftover bacteria and dead skin cells while ensuring your complexion stays hydrated. Use up to three times a week, this natural product leaves your skin happy, healthy and youthful.

Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Outcrease Retinol Trifecta Serum (N/A) Skincare Treatment 

You’ve cleansed and moisturized; now it’s time to diminish those bothersome fine lines and wrinkles. Fight the signs of aging with supercharged Dermelect Cosmeceuticals Outcrease Retinol Trifecta Serum. Using Retinol for creating new, healthy skin cells, Retinyl Palmitate to soften tough skin and Retinyl Acetate to restore sun damage, Outcrease works to take years off your appearance.  Suitable for all skin types, apply a drop to problem areas for an overall improvement in texture, color and liveliness.

  Create a flawless, clean slate that allows for long-lasting makeup throughout the day. Palladio Beauty Herbal Foundation Primer applies smoothly onto skin for an instant pick me up. Enriched with Aloe Vera and Chamomile, this primer keeps skin looking healthy, fresh and free of imperfections. After cleansing, apply a small amount all over the face for a satin finish.

Whether at the beach or taking a mid-day stroll, protecting your skin against harmful sun rays is just as important as cleansing daily. Before leaving the house, apply glō therapeutics Moisturizing Tint SPF 30+ for oil-free, seamless coverage. While preventing dryness and acting as a barrier for the skin, Iron Oxide and Titanium Dioxide provide a sheer tint of color to keep your face glowing all day long.

 

Keep your look in place with glō minerals Loose Matte Finishing Powder. Using Rice Powder to absorb excess oil, apply over makeup or bare skin to leave a silky smooth matte finish for all day wear. The powder can also be used under eyes to catch fallen eye makeup and on lips before color application.

 


No Make-Up Monday - Bioré Make Up Removing Towelettes

Less is More! The “No Make-up Monday” trend is widely spread over the Internet. Before you use the hashtag, try Bioré Make Up Removing Towelettes to show your true, natural self. Great skin begins with cleansing, and Bioré continues to prove itself as the skincare expert with its tried-and-true products.

Biore Makeup Removing Towelettes Remove it! Bioré Daily Makeup Removing Towelettes: Fight daily build-up with Bioré’s makeup-removing towelettes that instantly dissolve makeup, dirt and oil. Strong enough to lift waterproof mascara, they're actually better than the leading towelette. Perfect for home or on the go, these towelettes instantly dissolve pore-clogging cosmetics without leaving a greasy residue. Use before exercise, reducing your chances of getting post-workout blemishes.
 

Also, say Goodbye to Acne with Bioré Acne Clearing Scrub. This mandarin mint scented scrub helps clear blemishes and prevents new ones from forming. Targets deep-down dirt and oil for a clearer, healthier complexion in only 2 days. Not only does it treat blemishes, over time it helps prevent new ones from forming by clearing away impurities.


New From Lancôme Paris
LIP LOVER DEWY COLOR LIP PERFECTOR

A breakthrough way to get coveted color without sacrificing moisture

  This Spring, Lancôme gives women a whole new way to show lips some amour. For the first time, get three luxurious, lip perfecting benefits in one—the hydration of a balm, the vivid shine of a gloss, and the intense color of a lipstick—with Lancôme’s newest addition, Lip Lover. This revolutionary formula drenches lips in eight hours of moisture, smoothes fine lines, and adds an eye-catching dose of shimmering color in 18 saturated shades.


Le Feu de L'eau

Introducing Le Feu de L’eau. Founded by veteran celebrity makeup artist Jo Strettell and her longtime friend and designer Wendy Polish, all of the natural soy based candles are individually hand sculpted under water—so no two are ever alike—using a process that Wendy’s father actually invented. Their Le Feu Violet candle, or The Fire of the Violet, is their new scent for spring.  

Unlike traditional candles, every one of the candles are named for their unique colors, instead of their scents, and the ladies put together boards for their inspirations behind each color on their website.


Frizz-Free Hair with Carol's Daughter Sacred Tiare Collection

Summertime means heat and humidity, which is serious frizz inducing weather, but don’t let it get the best of your hair! During this frizz enhancing weather – reach for Carol’s Daughter’s NEW Sacred Tiare collection, exclusively available at Target. This anti-frizz, anti-breakage collection consists of 6 products that will each help to leave your hair smooth and silky, even in the worst of the rain. Sacred Tiare is ideal for those with frizzy, dry or damaged hair as, it helps to restore strength and prevent future damage.


Get ready for the sun!

Summer is finally here and protection is no joke this time of year.  Check out these classic cult favs from Sun Bum:

Sun Bum Continuous Sunscreen Spray is my favorite sun care product because of it’s ease alone.  It sprays evenly out of a can that has a turnable open/close cap.  It also smells like a tropical dream.  Available in SPF 15, 30,50 and 70, for every level of protection. 

     

The 1st Makeup SPRAY PRIMER from Skindinavia

Introducing a brand new makeup category, the makeup primer spray! SKINDINAVIA’s The Makeup Primer Spray and The Makeup Primer Spray Oil-Control are applied as a micro-fine mists that energizes skin and preps your face as an oil-free canvas for long-lasting makeup wear.

These new lightweight, breathable, silicone-free and paraben-free makeup primer sprays are loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and our proprietary temperature-control technology. Clinically-proven to soothe redness, prevent breakouts, control the appearance of oil, even out skin tone and reduce large pores over time!


Introducing
Lancôme’s NEW French Riviera
Summer Color Collection 2014

This summer, escape from the heat and take a dip into the refreshing waters of the French Riviera with Lancôme’s NEW Summer Color Collection. Inspired by the alluring Cote d’Azur, the sophisticated collection is comprised of modern marine blues for an effortless je ne sais qois.

Experience the breathtaking colors of the legendary French coastline inspired by the brilliant blue of the Riviera and the sparkling gold of the sand.

Start your Summer look with the NEW Color Design 6-Pan-Palette in Azure Chic and add accents with NEW  Le Stylo Waterproof in Marine Chic and Golden Riviera for the perfect blend of summer shades.

Extend your lashes with NEW Cils Tinted Mascara in Noir and Lancôme’s classic mascara, Définicils


Introducing Philip B. Oud Royal Thermal Protection Spray

  Philip B. is thrilled to announce his newest product to the Oud Royal Collection – the Philip B. Oud Royal Thermal Protection Spray. This product is being called a time released hair perfume with benefits. The sexy, lingering hair fragrance plumps up your hair and shields it from the blast of blow-dryers and the scorch of hot irons. Created with a mix of botanical hydrators and a potent L-Amino Acid Complex, this product is perfect for both protecting hair and nursing it back to health.
The multi-purpose, weightless formula acts as a pre-styling primer, detangler, pool/beach mist, and leave-in repair treatment. Use in conjunction with the rest of the Oud Royal Collection for undeniably smooth, shiny, and flawless-looking hair.

Minimize Your Pores with Korres

Improve your complexion this spring with these must-have Korres beauty products that reduce pore size. Visibly minimize the appearance of pores with Korres Pomegranate Balancing Cream-Gel Moisturizer and Pomegranate Mattifying Primer. Adding this combination of pomegranate products to your beauty routine – will mattify skin, minimize pores and reduces redness – giving you picture perfect skin.

  Pomegranate Balancing Cream-Gel Moisturizer: A lightweight moisturizer that provides a matte finish and pore-minimizing properties while leaving skin soft, hydrated, and balanced. 
Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Face Primer  Pomegranate Mattifying Primer: A water-based mattifying, pore minimizing, and skin-perfecting primer.

       


 

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