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Brand Introduction- Anthousa Collection and contest!


Congrats to our contest winner Maggie! Stay tuned for more contests shortly.

Anthousa Collection

I was really excited to try the samples of the Anthousa home fragrance line and they were even better than I hoped. The candles smell so great, I just opened the box and the scent filled the room. They have the perfect fresh smell without overpowering you, with kids and a husband my house can get downright weird smells. Now when I come in I smell my wonderful Anthousa fragrances.

 On top of the to die for candles, Anthousa has a line of fragrance oils that are simply delicious. These would make a great hostess gift for the holidays just make sure to get one for yourself!


Yum! I am not sure how this scent sparkles but it really does, when lit this candle fills the room with a bright sparkly bouquet of fruit.  My kids favorite they always want me to light the “fruity” candle.

Pomegranate and Mint

A burst of sparkling fruit notes: pomegranate, dragon fruit, white peach and winter berry, interwoven with a touch of hibiscus and fresh freesia intermingles with a refreshing mint quotation.



I want to carry this candle with me everywhere I go! With my heightened sense of smell in pregnancy I am running from one overpowering scent to the next. Anthousa’s  White Gardenia candle is my happy place of smells I love to burn it while I am in the shower or bath if I close my eyes I can pretend to be in a spa where kids can’t break in!

White Gardenia

A luxuriant accord of white gardenia flower interwoven with fresh lily and jasmine blanc, underscored with sensual notes of rich moss and white musk with a lingering hint of lotus blossom.



GARDEN TRIO – Bougainvillea 1768, Pomegranate & Mint, White Gardenia

I am in love with the sample of the Anthousa Garden Trio I was sent. It comes in these cute little vials and a beautiful silver tray to diffuse the scent. Its amazing how long the scent lasts even when it appears to be gone my room still has a perfectly fresh scent. My favorite of the Garden Trio has to be the Bougainvillea 1768 I am not sure how to even describe the scent it is simply the best. 


Now you can try the fabulous Anthousa Home Fragrance line. I have a sample of the Garden Trio line and a silver diffusing tray for one lucky winner.


* There will be 1 winners.
* Winner will receive one sample of Anthousa’s Garden Trio home fragrance and diffuser tray

* To enter just join become a fan of the Anthousa Facebook page or comment on their discussion board then leave your name and email info in our comments
* Contest runs Monday, 11/16/09 to Friday, 11/20/09
* US residents only
* Please only enter once
* After the winners have been announced, you will have 48 hours to respond.

Good luck!

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Double Reader Giveaway: New AminoGenesis Instant Wrinkle Filler & nuNAAT Hair Mask

Congratulations to our winner Adrian! Please watch your inbox.


* There will be 1 winners.
* Winner will receive AmnioGensis Gone in 60 seconds & NuNAAT Hair Mask
* Enter by leaving your name and email address in the comments!
* Contest runs Wednesday, 11/04/09 to Tuesday, 11/11/09
* US residents only
* Please only enter once
* After the winners have been announced, you will have 48 hours to respond.

Good luck!


Gone in Sixty Seconds by AminoGenesis-

New for Winter 2009, Gone in Sixty Seconds by AminoGenesis Skincare is an instant wrinkle filler that contains a scientific blend of oxygenating peptides, micro-collagen and firming proteins that tighten, firm and reduce puffiness all day long. Advanced patented technology time releases key ingredients all day long.

Gone in Sixty Seconds features InstaFirm Protein, an exclusive protein technology that instantly starts to firm and plump wrinkles, creating younger-looking skin within seconds. Clinically proven OxyPeptides increase skin respiration and oxygenation by as much as 745%, and Gamma-Aminobutryic Acid (or GABA) is present to help the body relax the muscles causing wrinkles. Price $19.99


Karite Special by nuNAAT –

Karite Special, an intensive treatment for restoring dry and damaged hair, is rich in Shea Butter, which revitalizes the hair’s capillary fiber leaving hair soft and silky as well as luxuriously fragranced.

* Karite Creamy Shampoo
o Formulated with Shea butter, one of the richest emollients available, the Karite Creamy Shampoo gently cleanses while restoring shine and silkiness to dry and damaged hair. Price $6.49
* Karite Conditioner
o Nourishes, protects and moisturizes dry and damaged hair while restoring elasticity, moisture and silkiness. Price $6.49

New Contest! Get a bright smile for Fall! WINNERS ANNOUNCED


Congratulations to our 3 contest winners: Kathryn P, Lisa and Christie please check your email inbox ladies so we can get your prizes out!

With all the great dark lipstick colors out for fall you need white teeth to show off your best smile. One of my favorite ways to keep my smile white  is the Rembrandt 2 Hour Whitening Kit, you can get a great bright smile while watching your must see t.v. 

The kit is so easy to use I just mold the tray with warm water to make a personalized  fit for my teeth.  The process is mess free an there is no pain involved like some other kits I have tried. Now 3 lucky readers can win one of these great kits and be on their way to a bright and beautiful smile!


  • There will be 3 winners.
  • Each winner will receive Rembrandt 2 Hour Whitening Kits.
  • Enter by leaving your name and email address in the comments!
  • Contest runs Tuesday, 10/20/09 to Tuesday, 10/27/09
  • US residents only
  • Please only enter once
  • After the winners have been announced, you will have 48 hours to respond.

Good luck!

Rembrandt 2 Hour Whitening Kit

* Clinically shown to visibly whiten teeth in just two hours for whiter teeth today
* Contains a proprietary BIO-AVAILABLE® peroxide that starts working immediately on contact
* The fastest whitening treatment available from REMBRANDT®
* COMFYTRAY™ applicators mold under hot water to form to teeth and make for an easy and comfortable application


Now that you have a great white smile here are a few great products from Rembrandt to maintain your pearly whites:

I love this mouthwash it leaves my mouth feeling clean much longer than  just brushing alone. The formula is nice and gentle so it doesn’t burn while cleaning.

REMBRANDT® Plus Peroxide Whitening Mouthwash

* A first-in-category mouthwash that whitens and contains fluoride for enamel restoration
* Formulated with BIO-AVAILABLE® peroxide that starts working immediately on contact to powerfully whiten
* Visibly whitens teeth in twelve weeks and strengthens enamel when used just twice daily
* Infused with a premium blend of mints that deliver a long lasting fresh mint flavor
* Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) FREE for gentle and effective cleansing


A great super fresh toothpaste leaves my teeth looking and feeling great.

Rembrandt Plus Peroxide Toothpaste

* Unique formulation contains fast-acting BIO-AVAILABLE® peroxide to begin visibly whitening teeth on contact
* Clinically shown to whiten teeth with daily use
* Low abrasion formula for gentle and effective cleansing
* Available in Fresh Mint and Wintergreen flavors



Congratulations to our winner Jenny!


  • There will be 1 winner.
  • Winner will receive Hydroptimale THI3 Light & Comfort Hydrating creams, and a Hydroptimale THI3 Hydrating Mask
  • Enter by leaving your name and email address in the comments!
  • Contest runs Friday, 10/23/09 to Friday, 10/30/09
  • US residents only
  • Please only enter once
  • After the winners have been announced, you will have 48 hours to respond.

Good luck!

As the winter months are upon us, harsh winds and dry air damage your once vibrate and radiant complexion. Everyone strives for healthy and hydrated skin all year round, and Sothys has the solution. Sothys offer the ultimate solution for dried-out skin: Hydroptimale; a third-generation hydration system created to reinforce the skin’s water reservoir.


Hydroptimale THI3 Light & Comfort Hydrating Creams: Patented Sothys complex Optimizer SC regulates water flow through the skin the Molecular Patch acts as a pseudo-skin. Made of osmolytes encapsulated in algae and vegetable polymers, it assures ultimate and long lasting protection and hydration, at least 8 hours. Filagrinol® complex containing extracts from pollen, wheat germ oil, soybean and olive hydrates, softens and improves the overall function of the skin. Sothys’ Hydroptimale Creams produce instant hydration improvement in the skin by up to 82% after three hours. After continuous use for one month, hydration can be improved by 66%. (Price: $55, 1.7 oz)

o Recommended Usage: Apply morning and night to first reduce external signs of dehydration and increase skin suppleness.


Hydroptimale THI3 Hydrating Mask: Hydrating Mask offers an instant solution to any type of dehydrated skin, plumping the skin with moisture for a healthy lift and glow by re-balancing the water exchanges within the skin and lessening the tightening sensation associated with dry or dehydrated skin. Beetroot extract balances water movements in and out of the cells to improve their metabolism while plant-based complex Filagrinol retains and optimum moisture in the top layer of the skin with extracts of pollen, soybean oil, olive oil, and wheat germ oil. (Price: $33, 1.7 oz)

o Recommended Usage: Apply after sun exposure, post-laser or microdermabrasion, before or after glycolic or chemical peels, post party or during vacations.

According to Caroline Rushworth, Director of Education for Sothys, “dehydration is one of most prevalent conditions affecting all skin types. It is the first sign and cause of premature aging, therefore, good hydration is imperative for the health and good condition of the skin. Hydroptimale THI3 is a revolutionary multi dimensional hydration program containing patented active ingredients to reestablish optimum moisture levels in all layers of the skin. Once hydration is restored the skin will appear more youthful, the metabolic functions are improved, the skin is radiant and balance achieved.”

About Sothys

In 1946, Sothys was a beauty institute in Paris, where a list of exclusive customers enjoyed fine French products created by Dr. Hotz, a medical biologist. Sothys was acquired by the Mas family in 1966 and chairman Bernard Mas decided to add to the beautiful Sothys range and increase its availability. By 1970 Sothys had entered the United States market under the direction of esthetician Christian Garces. Sothys became an instant hit for estheticians looking for a professional, results- oriented product line. Over two decades later, it continues to be the forerunner in an extremely demanding industry. Much of Sothys’ success is due to its focus on education. Not content to simply sell its products, Sothys offers continuous, complementary education to estheticians and therapists who want to learn not just about the products, but about the industry in general. At the Sothys Institute in Miami, and at regional Sothys offices across the Nation, classes are offered, with topics ranging from hands-on body workshops to cosmetic chemistry. For more information, please visit