Archive: Christmas Must-Have’s

Recapping Jocelyn’s Top 10 Products of 2009!

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Here is my Top 10 list of 2009! I hope you take a second to look through my picks! I think they’re the best. :) Enjoy! 

Jocelyn’s Top 10:

#1: Lola by Marc Jacobsmj-lola-duallr1.jpg

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#3:  Crabtree & Evelyn’s Hand Therapy Collection crabtree_evelyn_new11.jpg

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#5: Dior 2 Color Eyeshadow dior_watery_look111.jpg

#6:  Oscar Blandi’s Luce 23227011.jpg

#7:  Anastasia’s Color Quads anastasia_palette_quad11.jpg

#8:  Zoya’s Matte Polish zp500_posh_cap_sam_rgb_jpg1.jpg

#9:  Estee Lauder’s Ultimate Red Collection estee_lauder_ultimate_red1.jpg

#10:  Icon Brilliant Shine Spray 1033401_21.jpg

Jocelyn’s Christmas Must-Have, Number 1!

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Two years ago, Marc Jacobs launched the wildly successful Daisy. I love Daisy, it’s such a great scent. I never actually splurged on buying it – but everytime I go to a Sephora – or Macy’s I definitely spray it on.

I was recently sent a sample of Marc Jacobs LOLA (in quite possibly the cutest packaging I’ve ever seen) and immediately I want to claim this scent as my own. It is so ME! I wonder if everyone will feel this way. It’s just the best scent ever, probably one of – if not the one favorite perfume I’ve ever smelled.

Those that follow this site probably know that I never really review many fragrances, because I’m so darn picky. But this scent is amazing. It’s so unbelievably intoxicating – that’s a great way to put it. When it’s released – you need to go check it out. See for yourself. You won’t be sorry!

LOLA is my favorite fragrance of 2009 – in my opinion is the best scent of the year. LOVE IT! Perfect Christmas present! Look how beautiful the packaging is!

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 of the fuschia 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 dischia peony with soft touches of rose and geranium.

The base lingers on skin exuding a warm and seductive aura with enveloping notes of smooth vanilla, tonka bean and creamy musk.

“Where Daisy is more innocent and sweet, Lola is more sensual — the name conjures up a flirtatious, warm spirit,” Jacobs told WWD.

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THE COLLECTION

EAU DE PARFUM

LOLA Marc Jacobs Eau de Parfum is a warm floral bouquet. It is playfully alluring and irresistibly tempting. The captivating heart of the fragrance blooms with luscious fuschia peony.

LOLA Marc Jacobs Eau de parfum: SRP $65 / 1.7 fl. oz / 50 mL
$85 / 4 fl. oz / 100 mL

SENSUAL BODY LOTION

A luxurious yet lightweight lotion that delicately envelops the body in moisture, LOLA Marc Jacobs Sensual Body Lotion leaves skin soft, smooth and sensuously fragrant.

LOLA Marc Jacobs Sensual Body Lotion: SRP $45 / 5.1 fl. oz. / 150 mL


SILKY SHOWER GEL

Creating a rich, moisturizing lather that gently cleanses and refreshes, LOLA Marc Jacobs Silky Shower Gel leaves the skin dewy, renewed and lightly scented.

LOLA Marc Jacobs Silky Shower Gel: SRP $40 / 1 fl. oz. / 150 mL

LUXURIOUS BODY CREAM

LOLA Marc Jacobs Luxurious Body Cream is the ultimate indulgence for bare skin. A rich, all-over body cream that lavishly moisturizes and envelops the skin in pure luxury, it leaves skin silky, radiant and veiled in sensuous scent.

LOLA Marc Jacobs Luxurious Body Cream: SRP $50 / 4.9 oz / 140 g

Available August 2009 exclusively at Bloomingdales and September 2009 at select specialty retailers nationwide.

Erin’s Christmas Must-Have, Number 2!

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I love Borghese nail colors, the applicator tip makes it easy to apply without getting it all over my finger tips which I seem to be prone to doing. On top of super cute colors Borghese is super long wearing leaving  you with cute nails thatlast without the chips!

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Borghese Nail Lacquer brings you the newest limited-edition holiday collection – Festivo. This season, add sparkle to your little black dress with the hottest shades in nails. Long gone are dark hues and in are cool metallic’s and rich jewel tones.For a flashy effect, choose from shades like Prima Platinum – a sleek silver infused with glitter, and Gusto Golddust, a rich, yellow gold with a sparkle finish. For a bolder look, choose from shades like Ecstasi Indigo – a deep blue with a hint of shine, or Brava Blackberry – a rich, shimmering shade of maroon. For classic red holiday nails with a twist, go for Festivo Fuschia and Magnifico Magenta – two bright shades of red that are sure to make a statement.

Each shade retails for $8 and is available at drugstores nationwide.


Jocelyn’s Christmas Must-Have, Number 3!

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Crabtree & Evelyn launches NEW CITRON, HONEY & CORIANDER HAND THERAPY COLLECTION of naturally based hand creams, washes and treatments specifically formulated to help hands preserve their youthful appearance. Drawing on a rich botanical heritage, the range features extracts of lemon, coriander and honey – known to soothe dry, irritated skin – as well as myrrh, which has been shown to help condition nails and cuticles. In addition, a unique blend, including thyme, rosemary, eucalyptus, tea tree, golden seal, and willow bark, works together in the rich formulations to leave hands feeling softer and looking younger. The range is free of parabens, lauryl sulfates, mineral oil, and propylene glycol.

My hands and my face suffer the most when the weather changes. My hands seem like they’re always dry! When I received these new products I about did a back flip. I was so excited to try these products, and they totally exceeded my expectations! They are amazing! They have completely transformed my hands! They are so soft, and the results are visible! My hands will never be the same! I’m totally addicted!

I loved these products so much – I bought some to give out this Christmas! They’re awesome!!!

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NEW CITRON HONEY & CORIANDER HAND REMEDY helps reduce the visible signs of aging and leaves hands feeling soft and smooth with a more youthful appearance. In consumer tests, 92% of women who tried the product felt that Hand Remedy left their hands feeling more supple.

Blending the best of nature and science, NEW REJUVENATING HAND REMEDY absorbs into the skin with naturally derived sugar and pea extracts to help even out skin tone and a peptide blend that has been shown to visually plump and improve skin suppleness. Our age defying formula contains a unique time released capsule, including known antioxidants (vitamins C, E, and Tocotrienol) which have been found to minimize the damaging effects caused by free radicals. In addition, botanical extracts of lemon, honey, and coriander as well as a custom blend of natural butter and oils – shea butter, soy, sweet almond and jojoba oils – have been added to moisturise. Free of parabens, lauryl sulfates, mineral oil, and propylene glycol.

Ritual: Apply liberally to hands each night or when additional care is needed to help reveal softer, younger-looking hands. (3.4 FL OZ/$24.00)

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NEW CITRON HONEY & CORIANDER HAND RECOVERY differs from other products on the market because it leaves hands feeling noticeably softer and smoother immediately! Awarded a British patent, the revolutionary formulation contains three sizes of natural exfoliators – fine pumice and two sizes of salt crystals – which polish and retexturise the surface of hands. In addition, botanical extracts of lemon, honey, and coriander, along with a blend of nine emollients, including over 35% Macadamia Nut Oil, Palm and Shea Butters, help condition even the driest of hands. Free of parabens, lauryl sulfates, mineral oil, and propylene glycol.

Ritual: Use 2-3 times a week. Apply while hands are dry. Massage into hands, front and back, to distribute evenly. Rinse with water. (3.5 OZ/$20.00)

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