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Jocelyn’s Christmas Must-Have Number 10!

Hello again everyone! It’s that time of year again! Erin and I will be couting down our top 10 favorite products of 2010!! We hope you enjoy these products as much as we have. They’d be perfect Christmas presents, trust us! We’ve tried a lot of products over the year, and these are our absolute favorites!

My Must-Have #10 is Marc Jacob’s Velvet-Edition Lola Fragrance!

Lola is hands down my favorite scent, and now I MUST HAVE this new Limited Edition bottle! Love it!!

To celebrate her first anniversary this fall, LOLA surprises us with a collectible, limited edition bottle. Chic, fashionable, and more luxurious than ever—introducing LOLA VELVET EDITION.

Reflecting Marc Jacobs’ sophistication mixed with a touch of mischief, LOLA is dressed in a new bottle with a soft, velvety cap. Marc’s velvet creation shows off a rich new wardrobe – playful, stylish and unexpected.

The voluptuous 50 ml LOLA is reinvented in a sophisticated yet light-hearted design. The colorful flower petals blooming from the cap have an added soft and velvety texture that’s irresistible to touch.

The bottle is reimagined in a vibrant shade of violet. The glass is frosted, adding a warm and comfortable radiance with a gold logo.

The gold outer carton is designed with the same violet border and multicolored flower – Chic, with an elegant finish.

*Bottle Designer: Marc Jacobs

The new VELVET EDITION Features the Original LOLA fragrance in a luxurious limited edition bottle.

Flirtatious and playful, this captivating fragrance is the essence of the LOLA woman.

LOLA is a warm floral bouquet – irresistibly alluring, vividly tempting. The fragrance is an intoxicating swirl of rich layers, wrapping the skin in sensuous florals blooming with a signature note of the fuchsia peony.

Lola sparkles with fruity topnotes of delectable bright Pink Peppercorn, seductive Pear D’Anjou and succulent Ruby Red Grapefruit. The ultra-feminine heart is highlighted by the lavish Fuchsia Peony with soft touches of Rose and Geranium.

The base lingers on the skin exuding a warm and seductive aura with enveloping notes of smooth Vanilla, Tonka Bean and creamy Musk

LOLA MARC JACOBS VELVET EDITION EAU DE PARFUM SPRAY 50 ML e 1.7 FL OZ SRP: $68

Available exclusively at Bloomingdales and at select specialty retailers nationwide.

Countdown To Clear Skin!

I was really excited to try this line as my skin was  waging an all out war on me the last few weeks. The line is pretty straightforward an AM/PM cleanser, Acne Treatment and Moisturizing sunscreen. The first few days I was using the product I was worried my face almost seemed worse but then about the 5th day and voila my skin was clearing.

Now in my 2nd week my skin looks and feels great. If I even start to get a tiny blemish I use the intense treatment gel and poof its gone. I really like that this 3 step process doesn’t dry my skin, it leaves it feeling clean and oil free. One of the best features of this product for me is it leaves my skin matte all day long and I mean all day. I have never found a product to combat the shine my face gets throughout the day. With GOClear my skin is as matte and smooth at bedtime as I started in the morning. I love it!

Go Clear Acne Regimen ($83 Value)

What it is:
A daily-use trio designed to purify, clarify, balance, and protect the complexion.

What it is formulated to do:
This advanced skincare ensemble features three essential skincare steps: an acne-treatment lotion designed for all-over use; a hydrating daily cleanser that eliminates impurities, removes makeup, and contains gentle exfoliating granules; and a fast-absorbing, oil-free, moisturizing sunscreen that provides UVA / UVB sun protection, complexion-enhancing botanicals, and a matte finish.

This set contains:
– 1.0 oz Intensive Acne Treatment Salicylic Acid 2%
– 4.4 oz Clarifying Cleanser AM/PM
– 1.7 oz Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 15

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Synthetic Dyes
– Petrochemicals
– Phthalates
– GMOs
– Triclosan

What else you need to know:
GoClear is committed to creating products work well for all types and tones of skin, and are free of potentially irritating ingredients, which can cause post-treatment dark spots for acne sufferers. The products in the 3-step Acne and Blemish Regimen do not contain alcohol, propylene glycol, lanolin, PABA, or artificial dye or fragrance, and are all oil free and allergy tested. GoClear does not formulate with benzoyl peroxide.

Research Results:
In an independent clinical study of the GoClear Intensive Acne Treatment – Salicylic Acid 2% conducted on people of all skin tones (Fitzpatrick Scale I-VI):
– All panelists stated that the product was easy to use.
– 66% improvement in acne severity was achieved after just three weeks of use.
– By the end of the 6-week study 97% of all panelists had experienced a decrease in their total number of acne blemishes.
– At the end of the study 73% of the panelists stated that the treatment helped to decrease the occurrence of the brown spots after a blemish was treated.

$70

Disclosure: Complimentary samples of this product were sent to me to provide an honest review.

Gifts That Give A Hint

At LUSH we tell it like it is, so if you need help telling your dirty friend to take a bath, your tweeting niece to give her thumbs a rest, or your high-strung aunt to just chill out, we’re here to help. This holiday address uncomfortable situations with ease, and give gifts that give a subtle (but obvious) hint.

For those who need to chill out
Chillin’ with my Gnomeys ($14.95)
This shower gift is a fast acting chill pill, perfect for your friends who are constantly hurried and stressed.

For the office lush
Glögg shower gel ($8.95/ $16.95/ $24.95)
Is your office mate often stumbling in a bit late after a long night at the pub? LUSH’s spicy shower gel is just what they need to get the message, inspired by traditional English Glögg, a warming, fruity mulled drink, excellent for keeping you nice and toasty.

For the kid who needs to leave home
Smell of Freedom ($49.95 30ml/ $19.95 9ml/ $12.95 Solid)
College graduation happened years ago, yet the nest is not so empty. This woody, spicy scent is designed to be motivational and inspirational, so it’s perfect for the child who needs a little nudge in the right direction.

For the insomniac
Golden Slumbers bath bomb ($6.00)
If someone you love is having trouble catching their Z’s, then perhaps you need to give them a bath with sleep-inducing Golden Slumbers.

For the social media addict
Christmas Tweets ($27.95)
We all know someone who is constantly updating their social media status. Filled with vanilla and marzipan scented goodies, this gift also has Smitten hand cream to soften and protect those hard working fingers.

For the smelly person
Christmas Washes ($59.95)
Full of seven shower products, this traditional looking gift will appeal to the stinky masses. It contains the spicy Glogg shower gel and New Shampoo Bar, zesty Sexy Peel and Mandarin’s Tea Party, and Buffy skin conditioner and a mini Sugar Scrub to scrub away the excesses of the season.


Cyber Monday Deals!


Cyber Monday on ULTA.com

The Deal:
· On Cyber Monday only, make a minimum purchase of $25 dollars on ULTA.com and receive a free travel bag that includes 12 free product samples.
· Choose from 3 different travel bag color pattern

The holiday shopping season is here and we wanted to share with you OLEHENRIKSENS incredible Cyber Monday specials.

Take advantage of their limited time promotion just in time for the holidays! On November 29th, otherwise known as Cyber Monday, holiday shopping has been made simple with OLEHENRIKSENS kits, perfect for any age and personality! With discounts of up to 67% off, OLEHENRIKSEN has never offered such great deals until now with these deluxe sample kits, sold exclusively online at www.olehenriksen.com.

All About Eyes- $25 (value of $45)
Purifying eye make-up remover soothing, oil-free extract-infused wipes dissolve even the most stubborn eye makeup without irritation, leaving the delicate eye area feeling soft, supple and hydrated. Fresh start eye creme made of avocado oil, grape seed oil, spirulina, wheat germ oil, and vitamins A and E helps diminish lines and wrinkles in the delicate eye area, protects against future damage, and provides a smooth foundation for eye makeup. Ultimate lift eye gel, which Kate Gosselin refers to as Botox in a bottle is an eye gel with aloe vera that moisturizes, calms, and heals, Calendula extract responsible for energizing and softening, Cucumber extract which tightens pores and acts as a decongestant, and Eyebright extract provides a quick fix for brightening eyes. Fatigue, puffy and irritated eyes, and fine lines disappear with this terrific hydrating revitalization product.

Lighten Up Kit-$28 (value of $52)
Hands Forward SPF 15 helps guard against signs of aging by pairing shea butter and sunscreen to deeply nourish and protect the skin.

Enlighten me lightening pigment serum even out and lighten any skin type with THC, lactic acid, lemon and mulberry extracts.

Hand and Body Perfection-$48 (value of $28)
Rub n buff sea salt scrub with lemongrass oil for a zesty scent, uses sea salt to clarify, while lavender oil gives the ultimate spa relaxation feeling to calm and soothe.

Hands Forward SPF 15 helps guard against signs of aging by pairing shea butter and sunscreen to deeply nourish and protect the skin.

Muscle comforts non-greasy formula relieves tired muscles and softens and hydrates overworked feet. Peppermint oils invigorate and soothe, while detoxifying seaweed extract helps reduce excess fluid accumulation around the ankles.

Evening Perfection-$28 (value of $56)
Firm action mask made with fine clays and herbs, firm the skin and provide an instant lift, leaving skin feeling soft, smooth and calm with a refined texture.

Pure perfection, made with antioxidants, glycolic acids, and natural oils nourish, and protect the skin, and repair wrinkles.

Who wants to wake up at 5 AM on Black Friday when you can get equally amazing deals from the comfort of your own home on Cyber Monday? The following skincare and beauty brands are offering fabulous savings to make your Cyber Monday (Nov. 29th) anything but boring!

Clarisonic

All “Skincare Pairs” that are purchased this Cyber Monday will be 20% off. Products such as the Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System, Opal Sonic Infusion, brush heads and cleansers bought in pairs will be included in this special. There is free shipping on all orders as well as a free gift with purchase: a Limited Edition Pink Brush Head (Normal), 6 oz. Gentle Hydro Cleanser and travel bag ($65 value).

Availability: www.clarisonic.com

Glowology

On Monday, November 29, buy one product online and get a 2nd one free!

In order to receive this offer, use the discount code: nov29. This code is not valid with any other offer.

Availability: www.glowologyskincare.com

CleanWell

All CleanWell products purchased on Cyber Monday will be an additional 30% off. Use the discount code CM30 at checkout.

Availability: http://shop.cleanwelltoday.com

Tweezerman

Enjoy free shipping on all orders over $45 and a free gift with any order over $75.

Availability: www.tweezerman.com