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Last Minute Gift Ideas: Mother’s Day‏

Still have last minute shopping to do for Mother’s Day? Here are some gift ideas that won’t break the bank while saving time AND showing your appreciation.

· Walk over (no driving required!) to your local drug and department store to pick up the perfect fragrance:
o Beyoncé Heat Rush ($59 for 3.4 fl oz.: Department stores nationwide): Heat Rush instantly captures attention with sparkling top notes of passion fruit, blood orange and Brazilian cherry.
o Reveal by Halle Berry ($35 for 1.7 fl oz.: Mass merchandisers nationwide): Reveal opens with a sparkling burst of naturally fresh, fruity top notes.
o Faith Hill True ($31.50 for 1.7 fl oz.: Mass merchandisers nationwide): The perfect complement to Faith’s first fragrance which embodies her strength and confidence as a woman.
o Celine Dion Pure Brilliance ($33.50 for 1.7 fl oz.: Mass merchandisers nationwide): Pure Brilliance is an exhilarating fruity floral that opens with a sparkling combination of Pear, Apple, Green Leaves and Freesia.
o GUESS Seductive Wild Summer ($52 for 1.7 fl oz: Department stores): This scent opens with vivacious notes that signal a true summer scent: lushly floral with a musky base.
o Baby Phat L♥V ME ($28 for 1.0 fl oz.: Target and Walgreens, nationwide): This powerful, flirtatious fragrance captures the essence of feminine strength.

· Avoid the crowds and opt for an online destination with guaranteed shipping:
Visit usa.L’Occitane.com for guaranteed shipping by Mother’s Day – with these mother’s day gift sets , the work is “virtually” done for you:
-A Blossoming Gift of Peonies (with a Mother’s Day card included) ($70): This kit features the newest edition to the Peony collection: the Pivoine Flora Eau de Parfum – a dramatic floral elixir that creates a fragrant bouquet. The kit also includes the Pivoine Flora Shower Gel, Pivoine Flora Body Lotion, Pivoine Flora Eau de Parfum and Bonne Mere Soap in Rose & Milk.
-Pamper Mom’s Delicate Hands ($26): A mother’s hands are hard-working – this Mother’s Day, gift her with a pampering assortment of nourishing hand creams from L’OCCITANE. This gift set includes their best-selling, super smoothing Shea Butter Hand Cream, the NEW Pivoine Flora Hand Cream and the limited-edition Cherry Blossom Petal-soft Hand Cream.

· Bypass the dreaded mall and find your zen at a local spa:
Surprise your mom or a mom-to-be with an off-beat body treatment from Mama Mio Skincare. The brand offers invigorating treatments such as Bootcamp for Butts and Bootcamp for Tummies, as well as “Mama’s Touch” treatments such as the Yummy Tummy. Visit Mamamio.com to find a spa near you.

KeSARI BEAUTY LAUNCHES THE TRIPHALA RADIANCE COLLECTION

Indian beauty rituals are the most coveted –yet least talked about –global traditions. India is the #1 exporter of hair, yet Indian hair care is not practiced around the world. KeSARI Beauty is a new product line formulated with time-honored, Indian extracts and modernized for today’s beauty rituals, including the Indian Hair Oil Serum with Saffron, Sea Buckthorn Oil, and Jojoba Seed Oil, and the Indian Clay Masque, based off of Indian bridal rituals. The complete KeSARI Beauty collection is available on HSN.com and on air on HSN next Thursday, May 12th.

KeSARI BEAUTY LAUNCHES THE TRIPHALA RADIANCE COLLECTION

KeSARI, a new skin care line inspired by India’s natural healing ingredients and ancient traditions, announces its first complete product collection, Triphala Radiance. Comprised of the Pore Minimizing Indian Clay Masque, Triphala Radiance Firming Serum, Dark Circle Brightening Eye Cream and a Indian Oil Hair Serum, all four products are formulated with time-honored, Indian extracts and modernized for today’s beauty rituals. The Triphala Radiance Collection launches on HSN and HSN.com on May 12th, 2011.

India, a land of inspiration, fantasy, color, beauty and mystique, is home to an estimated 13,000 plant species, 18 official languages, and over 1000 dialects. A culture based on spirituality and serenity, India embraces the intricate practices of beauty with ancient and sacred traditions that continue to guide the rituals of daily life. KeSARI modernizes ancient traditions to create a beauty product that women can use as a daily ritual for beautiful, radiant skin and hair. Inspired by eastern beauty methods, KeSARI ingredients have been advanced to create the most efficacious firming products available:

Pore Minimizing Indian Clay Masque with Triphala Radiance Complex
$29.50/6 oz

Pore Minimizing Indian Clay Masque is KeSARI’s crown jewel of the Indian bridal tradition. Minimize the appearance of pores and renew skin’s brilliance with this unique facial masque. Featuring Triphala Radiance™ complex, Saffron, Indian clay, Kokum Butter, Aloe Vera, and Hyaluronic Acid; this masque deep-cleans, minimizes the appearance of pores, and moisturizes the skin. The result is an unparalleled glow and radiance.

Triphala Radiance Firming Serum
$49.50/1.7 oz

Triphala Radiance Firming Serum is comprised of three transforming herbal extracts Amla, Bibitaki and Haritaki, that fuse together to replenish and reawaken skin, imparting pure and natural radiance. Triphala is the ultimate remedy, enhancing skin clarity and bringing dull, tired skin to life.

Dark Circle Brightening Cream with Triphala Radiance™ and Eyeseryl® for Puffy Eyes
$37.90/ 15 ml

Counteract three prime signs of aging around the eye area—moisture loss, reduction of elasticity, and free radical damage—with the beauty secrets of India for a well-rested look. A unique combination of Indian Botanicals, Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, vitamins C and K1, and Chamomile results in smoother, brighter, and firmer-looking skin for your complete eye area.

Indian Oil Hair Serum with Triphala Radiance™ Silk Complex
$31.50 /4.4oz

Indian Oil Hair Serum with Triphala Radiance™ Silk Complex is a remarkably light serum that conditions hair by combining the most efficacious extracts from the Indian hair care tradition. Formulated with Saffron, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, and vitamin E, this serum helps hair achieve revitalization, lasting frizz reduction and incomparable luminescence. Leaving hair silky, soft, and manageable, it’s perfect for all hair types, and is safe for everyday use.

KeSARI means Saffron in Hindi. The expensive and potent natural resource is known as the Spice of the Gods and has been used in Indian beauty rituals for centuries to firm and smooth dry skin. Coming from the dried stigmas of the saffron crocus, it takes 75,000 blossoms or 225,000 hand-picked stigmas to make a single pound. One ounce of saffron is literally worth its weight in gold.

All products available on www.HSN.com

KeSARI, a ritual of beauty. Uniting 5,000 years of ancient wisdom from India with modern science.

Winner announced

Congratulations to our winner Heather!

Such a fun and interesting read! This is the perfect book for sitting on the beach or poolside, not only fun but educational. The right perfume can make people think you lost weight!!! I need to find that perfume and a nice cupcake. Good luck on this great contest!

About the book
Top Cosmetic Scientists Answer Your Questions about the Lotions, Potions and Other Beauty Products You Use Every Day

Based on the blog at TheBeautyBrains.com, this informative book cuts through the confusing, misleading, and sometimes false information that beauty companies bombard consumers with and provides scientific answers to hundreds of questions about cosmetics.

Official Links
http://thebeautybrains.com

http://twitter.com/thebeautybrains

About The Beauty Brains
The Beauty Brains are a group of chemists who have more than 40 combined years of experience developing and testing beauty products at major cosmetic companies including Proctor & Gamble, Unilever and Alberto Culver. Perry Romanowski, the public face of the Brains, has spent the past 18 years researching and developing products to solve consumer problems in hair and skin care. He is also the coauthor of Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry, an introductory textbook of beauty science.

TEN TRUTHS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT YOUR COSMETICS:
1. Curling Shampoos Don’t Work!
2. Wearing the right fragrance can actually make people think you have lost weight.
3. While brushing your hair does temporarily help distribute natural oils, in the long run brushing “100 strokes every night” strips layers of cuticle and weakens hair.
4. There is no proof that tourmaline flat irons perform any better than the less expensive non-ceramic versions.
5. Sunscreen is one of the best cosmetics you can use to keep your skin looking young and wrinkle-free.
6. Spit on a zit may not be an old wives’ tale after all!
7. There is a difference between antiperspirant and deodorant. Antiperspirant actually stops you from sweating, while deodorant just masks the odor.
8. No cosmetic will make your nails grow longer and stronger, but you can do things to improve their condition.
9. Urea is found in cosmetics, but it does not come from urine!
10. Multiple types of parabens are used in formulas to ensure that your personal care and cosmetic products are as free as possible from disease-causing microbes.

To find out the details to all of the above truths (and dozens more!) pick up a copy of CAN YOU GET HOOKED ON LIP BALM? Top Cosmetic Scientists Answer Your Questions about the Lotions, Potions, and Other Beauty Products You Use Every Day.

Available at these fine stores:
Amazon
Indigo
Barnes & Noble
Borders
Books-A-Milllion
Indiebound
Walmart

Contest:

* There will be 1 winner.
* 1 Winners will win a $25 Sephora gift card and a copy of “Can you get hooked on Lip Balm?”!
* To enter tell us your first fragrance purchase. Then leave your name and email info in our comment section on MakeHerUp!
* Contest runs Friday, 4/29/11 to Friday, 5/06/11
* US and Canadian residents .
* Please only enter once
* After the winners have been announced, you will have 48 hours

Sample & Prizing courtesy of Harlequin

Giveaway is open to US & Canadian mailing addresses only


Makeup Tips Fit for a Princess‏


With a true “happily ever after” soon upon us, the world eagerly awaits what look a 21st century princess will don on her big day. If Kate Middleton’s classic poise is any indication of her fairytale wedding appearance, she is sure to look nothing short of picture perfect. Celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff gives her beauty predictions and tips for how the leading lady can enhance her flawless features for the grand event. A glamorous and classic look will be the perfect accessory for Kate’s subtle charm, because after all, a princess deserves to feel (and look!) like royalty.

· For her wedding ceremony, Ashunta recommends that Kate:
o Highlight her natural beauty with a look that glows from the outside in:
0 Mary Kay TimeWise Luminous-Wear Liquid Foundation provides a radiant backdrop for her gorgeous look

o Play up her flawless bone structure by sculpting her cheekbones with the perfect bronzer. A hint of peach blush on the apples of her cheeks will create a slight contour to her oval face:
0 Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Shy Blush provides a healthy and natural glow

o Dress her lips with a subtle and soft shade to emulate her timeless beauty:
0 Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Sweet Nectar adds light sheen and color to lips for a classic look

o Adorn eyes with neutral colors and accent with wispy lashes:
o Mary Kay Mineral Eye Colors in Cinnabar, Silky Caramel and Crystalline will emphasize her earth tone eyes
0 Finish off with Mary Kay Ultimate Mascara in Black to make eyes pop

· To celebrate wedded bliss, Ashunta recommends giving Kate’s look a burst of color for a more regal reception look:
o A bright lip is a fun way to spice things up:
0 Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Hibiscus provides a pop of magenta for a look fit for a princess
o A soft smokey eye could transform Kate’s look from demure to allure:
0 Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Iris could add a hint of plum to bring a little something into Kate’s ceremony eye look