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The new rage of the West? Vaginal Steam Baths.

The Crazy Spa Treatment You’ve Never Tried: Vaginal Steam Baths–Coming to a Spa Near You?

Glamour.com reports on an unusual new spa treatment hitting the U.S.

Quite possibly the strangest spa trend of the moment? The vaginal steam bath. What sounds, well, completely bonkers, though, has been popular in Asian countries for years and it’s now gaining steam (sorry, couldn’t resist) here in the U.S. for its so-called health benefits. What is it, and should you try it?

Here’s how the Los Angeles Times describes the new spa trend of the moment: “Pungent steam rises from a boiling pot of a mugwort tea blended with wormwood and a variety of other herbs. Above it sits a nude woman on an open-seated stool, partaking in a centuries-old Korean remedy that is gaining a toehold in the West. Vaginal steam baths, called chai-yok, are said to reduce stress, fight infections, clear hemorrhoids, regulate menstrual cycles and aid infertility, among many other health benefits. In Korea, many women steam regularly after their monthly periods.”

In fact, some woman swear by vaginal steam baths–saying they help reduce depression and help with fertility. LA resident Niki Han Schwarz told the LA Times that it worked for her. After five steams, she had fewer aches and pains and went on to get pregnant at the age of 45, after three years of trying to conceive. She and her husband, an orthopedic surgeon, are now determined to introduce vaginal steam baths to Southern California women. Their Santa Monica spa, Tikkun Holistic Spa, offers a 30-minute V-Steam treatment for $50, reports the LA Times. And, lest you think this is just a female thing, the spa is offering a similar treatment to men, to steam their southern regions.

Just found it is available in my hometown, maybe I will sign Jocelyn up to check it out for us!

From the Jade Sauna: Tea Chair

Have a glass of green tea and prepare for another new experience, the tea chair. The tea chair is made of cedar wood and is a non-invasive douche. Warm steam rises from a mixture of herbs are placed beneath the chair. Warm vapors rise through an opening in the center. Through regular use, this gyno-steam is believed to prevent PMS and yeast infections. Mothers who have recently given birth are encouraged to use the gyno-steam in the healing process.

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After 15 years in the shoe business, Jimmy Choo launches its first fragrance!

According to Stylist, the Jimmy Choo is launching their first fragrance, to be sold exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue starting January 15th.

The fragrance will be called Jimmy Choo.

“We’ve transitioned into a lifestyle luxury brand, and it seemed like the next natural step for us,” Tamara Mellon, co-founder and chief creative officer of Jimmy Choo, told WWD at a London event to launch the fragrance. “Fragrance is such an important accessory for women — I think it will have a very broad reach. Our customer is every woman.”

The juice, three years in the making, was created by Olivier Polge of International Flavors & Fragrances, and it’s a fruity chypre with green top notes, as well as exotic tiger orchid, sweet toffee and Indonesian patchouli notes.

“You have to — fragrance is something that’s very… personal,” said Mellon, to a room full of beauty editors at the New York launch event, where she revealed that her favorites as a teenager included Opium and Anaïs Anaïs. “I love the smell of green fresh notes, they’re in the top notes of our fragrance. I like things that are sensual, so that’s how we came in with the patchouli.”

“We wanted to create something that was an object of desire, that you would be proud to have on show,” said Mellon of the Murano-glass-inspired perfume bottle. She has a history of using the Italian material for chandeliers in some of the first Jimmy Choo stores.

More info at the source!

New from Anastasia Beverly Hills: Line Erasing Crème

Introducing the latest launch from Anastasia Beverly Hills: Line Erasing Crème Advanced, formulated with InstaLift™ Goji and Anastasia’s patent Balkan Botanical Infusion. This product launches at Nordstrom’s ‘Winterize Your Skin’ event in January.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Line Erasing Crème Advanced With InstaLift™ Goji
US $65.00 / 1.58 oz.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION & WHY IT’S A MUST HAVE
The next level of skincare. Features an advanced blend of Instalift™ Goji, Tocotrienols and High Performance Moisturizers. Improves skin’s overall health and appearance while fighting to reduce the signs of fine lines, wrinkles and aging.

FEATURES & BENEFITS
· Instalift™ Goji – Tibetan Goji berry, clinically proven to give the appearance of reduced fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.

Derived from the Tibetan Goji Berry, Instalift™ Goji is an isolated active glycopeptide that combines the skin’s lifting and firming strength of both proteins and polysaccharides. This powerful antioxidant provides immediate lift and, as discovered by clinical studies, improves the appearance of skin firmness by 26.8% within one hour of application.

· Balkan Botanical® Infusion – our exclusive antioxidant rich complex, helps soften, soothe and hydrate skin.
· Tocotrienols – perhaps the most important part of the Vitamin E family, Tocotrienols are known as extremely effective antioxidants. Tocotrienols are about 50 times more potent than tocopherols as antioxidants.
· High Performance Moisturizing Blend – Organic Jojoba Oil, Rosehip Oil, Black Currant Seed Oil
· PhytoCellTec™ Malus Domestica (Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture) – Cells cultivated from a rare Swiss apple that enhances skin vitality while reducing the appearance of crows feet and skin appears firmer.
· Paraben Free
· Clinically tested non-irritating formula
· Dermatologist tested

ANASTASIA’S TIPS/ HOW TO USE
Gently apply to entire face in the morning and evening after Line Erasing Serum.


Stocking Stuffers with Style

Whether you are looking for a stocking stuffer, grab bag gift or just trying to pick the perfect present, here are a few gifts that are sure to please your friends, family and loved ones this holiday season.

I love these kits, I have a few travelers on my list and this is the perfect gift!

Philip Kingsley’s Jet Sets are the perfect present for the girl or guy on the go. Each set contains a generous yet airplane friendly sized 75 ml shampoo and conditioner duo along with three Elasticizer sachets to keep locks looking fabulous… no matter where the holidays take you! Don’t worry, Jet Sets are made for all types: Body and Volume Set, Body and Shine Set, Soft and Shiny Set, and the Take Comfort Set.
Price: $34
Availability: www.philipkingsley.com

One of my favorite new cleaning lines, the products all smell amazing and I love how they are safe for my family.

Gift the eco green gal or guy with Eco Clean, an indigenous Denmark cleaning product range made from all natural ingredients. The range consists of Dish Soap, All Purpose Cleaner, Glass Cleaner, Bath, Kitchen, and Toilet Cleaner and lastly Hand Wash in three great scents, Lavender, Wild Fruits, and Grapefruit & Lemon.
Price: $4.49
Availability: www.alice.com

A great addition to a New Years resolution to get in shape and be healthier!

Give the ultimate gift of all, perfect health for the New Year! While we can’t turn back time, we can take 10 years off our biological age with The Organic Pharmacy Detox Kit. The ten-day regimen fits into everyday life without hindering your routine and motivates you to look towards long-term changes, improving vitality, health, and digestion!
Price: $274
Availability: www.theorganicpharmacy.com

The new OMG! Mascara and Glitter liner is so cute. Perfect for any makeup addict  on your list its add the perfect sparkle to your New Years Eve look.

Stuff your stockings with the new RAMY Beauty Therapy: OMG! Over Mascara Glitter & Liner. OMG! is the first of its kind with its revolutionary 2-In-1 Mascara Wand and Eye Liner Applicator. Created to work in perfect harmony, the wand and liner make the glitter application easy-to-use for the beauty beginner or the makeup junkie. Great to add a sparkle to your holiday outfit all season long!
Price: $24.00
Availability: www.ramy.com and select Duane Reade Look Boutiques

Disclosure: Some of the above mentioned products were sent to me for an honest review.