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Perfect Gifts For Mom!

May 13th marks Mother’s Day! L’Occitane is here to help you find the perfect gift for the mom who deserves more than just a card.

A Blossoming Gift of Peonies: Pivoine Délicate Collection
Give mom flowers that she can display AND wear with L’Occitane’s NEW Pivoine Délicate Collection. Lovingly called the flower of a thousand petals, the peony reveals dazzling pink hues and subtle floral scents. The gorgeously packaged Pivoine Délicate products consist of irresistible fragrances and makeup that resembles the peony’s gorgeous pink shades and subtle scents. The collection includes Eau de Toilette, Hand Cream, Shimmering Powder, Eau de Toilette & Lip Gloss Duo, Lip Shine, Lipstick and Lip Balm. Price: $12 to $45.

Brighten Her Day: Immortelle Brightening Collection
We all need a little pick-me-up at times, and moms sometimes need it more often than the rest. This Mother’s Day, introduce mom to L’Occitane’s three new products in the Immortelle Brightening collection that are enriched with a new extract, Garden Nasturtium. This new ingredient will boost action to leave skin instantly dewy and youthfully radiant and will brighten any day. The additions include Brightening Essence, Brightening Moisture Cream and Brightening Hand Care SPF 15. Price: $30 to $58.

Nourish and Adore: Shea Butter Collection
Moms are without a doubt the most nourishing people we know, so give her a gift that will nourish her skin and her senses. The women of West Africa use Shea Butter to protect their skin and their children’s skin against everyday damage. L’Occitane has enhanced their Shea Butter collection with four new products containing shea concentrates and prebiotics, which shield the skin leaving it soft, supple and perfectly nourished. The additions include Ultra Rich Face Cream, Cleansing Milk, Protective Face Cream SPF 20 and Ultra Gentle Moisturizer. Price: $22 to $42.

All L’Occitane products can be purchased at L’Occitane boutiques nationwide or at usa.loccitane.com.

First Look: Madonna’s Truth or Dare Fragrance Commercial

Truth or Dare Fragrance
Truth or Dare by Madonna is a contemporary and sexy reinvention of a classic, robust signature white floral. The unique blend of narcotic florals, balanced with addictive woods and vanilla, create a scent that is timeless yet modern, simultaneously dark and light. The addition of gourmand notes such as Vanilla and Caramelized Amber makes the fragrance stand out from traditional floral fragrances and gives it a contemporary edge. Experience the opulent and sensual scent of Truth or Dare by Madonna with the new fragrance collection for women.

$24.00-$68.00

Mischa Barton Launches Fashion & Beauty Line!

Not sure I ever wanted to take a page from Micha’s style book but for those of you who hankering for the Barton look you are in luck. With prices ranging from $55 for a Ruffle Tee to the $200 Annie Ragamuffin dress or get crazy and splurge for the $350 Aspen Waistcoat . She is also launching a cosmetic and body line with everything from body lotion to lipstick.

Mischa Barton hasn’t exactly been heralded by the fashion elite over the years, but that’s not going to stop her from sharing her, um, unique sartorial sense with the world.

That’s right, due to popular demand the erstwhile O.C. actress had gone and launched not only her own clothing line, but her own e-tail site as well.

Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Mischa’s Place…

Says the British-born starlet: “Together with the help of my Mum Nuala, my inspirations are brought to life using elements of my personal style. Our Collection has grown and developed to reflect the consumer and myself over the seasons, whilst maintaining a consistent theme.

“I hope you enjoy my designs and have as much fun wearing them as I did designing them!”

We’ll give her this: Mischa left no consumer stone unturned. Or unbranded, for that matter. It’s not just clothes and accessories up for sale on the stylista’s site, but Mischa Barton-branded lotions, body butters, soaps, candles and an entire makeup line.

And she’s not stopping there. While the site delivers to the U.S., U.K., Canada, France, Spain, Sweden and Germany right now, there are rumors afoot that Barton has plans to open up a brick-and-mortar store in London later this year.

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Introducing Murad’s NEW Pomegranate line!

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about Murad’s new line of pomegranate products. I was lucky enough to receive two of the products to try, and I had to share them with you! I tried the Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser and the Energizing Pomegranate Moisturizer.

I have used Murad products for years – and so to try NEW products was like Christmas morning for me.

I am absolutely in love with these products. The cleanser is gentle – yet effective. It makes my skin tingle, which I love. The moisturizer is so wonderful. I don’t think there’s any shimmer in it, but my skin looks like it’s glowing all day when I wear it. My skin has felt healthier – more firm. My pores are smaller, and my skin overall – looks amazing.

In case you missed my post a couple weeks ago – here’s why Murad is going with pomegranate – and why it’s so good for your skin!

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.

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.

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.

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!

Minimize Cultural Stress

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.

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.

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.