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I’m in love with my Chi Ultra Hair Straightener!

I had been using the same, ol’ hair straightener for years, and I finally realized it’s a horrible hunk of junk. So I finally decided I was going to splurge and buy a GOOD hair straightener. I did my research, and lo and behold, everyone agrees – Chi Hair Straighteners are the best.

So off I went to Ulta, where I found this hair straightener, and I bought it on the spot!

Can I just tell you I’m in love, and what the heck was I waiting for? I can’t believe I went years using the same old beat up straightener, when products like THIS existed! It’s amazing! It is the most perfect straightener on the market.

Would I lie to you?


* 1″ tourmaline ceramic plates
* Adds moisture and shine
* Penetrates hair from inside out
* Reduces frizz and static electricity
* Versatile “all in one” ergonomic design
* Professional salon model
* Create silky shiny hair instantly
* Flash quick heating
* Swivel cord

It says it’s $159 on the website, but I only paid $99, so look around I’m sure you can find it for $99 too!

Would you let your child play with a breast feeding doll?

I was just watching Kathie Lee and Hoda – and they were playing with a controversial new doll that allows girls to mimic breast-feeding.

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A controversial new doll is leaving some parents wishing for the good old Cabbage Patch days.

A Spanish toymaker known as Berjuan has developed a breast-feeding doll that comes with a special halter top its young “mothers” wear as they pretend to breast-feed their “babies.” The halter top has daisies that cover the little girls’ nipples and come undone just as easily as the flaps of a nursing bra would.

The doll — called Bebe Gloton, which translates as “gluttonous baby” — makes sucking noises as it “feeds.”

Like many other dolls, Bebe Gloton can cry, signaling she wants more milk.

Although many health care providers promote the benefits of breast-feeding, parents around the world have criticized Berjuan, saying the idea of breast-feeding is too grown-up for young children — and may even promote early pregnancy.

“That’s not cool,” Lori Reynolds, of El Paso, Texas, told “No, I would never get that for my child.”

But other moms said they support the product.

“I think that it’s great that people want to have a doll that promotes breast-feeding,” said Rose Haluschak, also of El Paso. “Most dolls that are purchased come with a bottle. That is the norm in society, an artificial way to feed your baby.”

Dr. Manny Alvarez, managing health editor of, said although he supports the idea of breast-feeding, he sees how his own daughter plays with dolls and wonders if Bebe Gloton might speed up maternal urges in the little girls who play it.

“Pregnancy has to entail maturity and understanding,” Alvarez said. “It’s like introducing sex education in first grade instead of seventh or eighth grade. Or, it could inadvertently lead little girls to become traumatized. You never know the effects this could have until she’s older.”

Alvarez said breast-feeding reduces childhood infections, strengthens maternal bonding and increases the child’s immune system. But introducing breast-feeding to girls young enough to play with dolls seems inappropriate, he said.

“What’s next?” wrote Eric Ruhalter, a parenting columnist for New Jersey’s Star Ledger. “Bebe Sot — the doll who has a problem with a different kind of bottle, and loses his family, job and feelings of self-worth? Bebe Limp — the male doll who experiences erectile dysfunction? Bebe Cell Mate — a weak, unimposing doll that experiences all the indignation and humiliation of life in prison?

“Toy themes should be age appropriate. I think so anyway.”

Come Join us in the BLOGFROG COFFEETALK COMMUNITY: What do you think? Would you let your daughter play with this doll?

Mother’s Day special: Spend $75 – get a free orchid!

Just in time for Mother’s DayCalvin Klein euphoria has partnered exclusively with Macy’s and Calyx Flowers. From April 1 through May15h,e with the purchase of $75 or more from the euphoria fragrance collection, you will receive a beautiful potted phalaenopsis orchid plant from Calyx Flowers.

Qualified customers will receive a redemption gift card at time of purchase with a unique promotion code to log on or call Calyx Flowers and have their orchid sent to themselves or a loved one at no cost.

euphoria is an addictive oriental fragrance that contrasts exotic fruits, seductive florals and a rich, creamy signature.

top: pomegranate, persimmon, lush green accord

mid: dewy lotus blossom, champaca flower, black orchid

dry: liquid amber, black violet, cream accord, mahogany wood

This Spring, Calvin Klein Fragrances introduces a limited-edition product to the best-sellingeuphoria fragrance line, euphoria Spring Temptation. Where euphoria is mysterious, sensual and creamy, euphoria Spring Temptation is light and fresh.

top: pear blossom, guava leaf, waterfall accord

mid: pink lily, dewy violet, freesia petals

dry: creamy sandalwood, white amber, frosted musk

The euphoria orchid promotion is exclusively at Macy’s stores nationwide while supplies last. The promotion is valid for in-store purchases only.

Go here for more info.

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’ 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 to find a spa near you.