Perfect Gifts For Mom!

May 13th marks Mother’s Day! L’Occitane is here to help you find the perfect gift for the mom who deserves more than just a card.

A Blossoming Gift of Peonies: Pivoine Délicate Collection
Give mom flowers that she can display AND wear with L’Occitane’s NEW Pivoine Délicate Collection. Lovingly called the flower of a thousand petals, the peony reveals dazzling pink hues and subtle floral scents. The gorgeously packaged Pivoine Délicate products consist of irresistible fragrances and makeup that resembles the peony’s gorgeous pink shades and subtle scents. The collection includes Eau de Toilette, Hand Cream, Shimmering Powder, Eau de Toilette & Lip Gloss Duo, Lip Shine, Lipstick and Lip Balm. Price: $12 to $45.

Brighten Her Day: Immortelle Brightening Collection
We all need a little pick-me-up at times, and moms sometimes need it more often than the rest. This Mother’s Day, introduce mom to L’Occitane’s three new products in the Immortelle Brightening collection that are enriched with a new extract, Garden Nasturtium. This new ingredient will boost action to leave skin instantly dewy and youthfully radiant and will brighten any day. The additions include Brightening Essence, Brightening Moisture Cream and Brightening Hand Care SPF 15. Price: $30 to $58.

Nourish and Adore: Shea Butter Collection
Moms are without a doubt the most nourishing people we know, so give her a gift that will nourish her skin and her senses. The women of West Africa use Shea Butter to protect their skin and their children’s skin against everyday damage. L’Occitane has enhanced their Shea Butter collection with four new products containing shea concentrates and prebiotics, which shield the skin leaving it soft, supple and perfectly nourished. The additions include Ultra Rich Face Cream, Cleansing Milk, Protective Face Cream SPF 20 and Ultra Gentle Moisturizer. Price: $22 to $42.

All L’Occitane products can be purchased at L’Occitane boutiques nationwide or at

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Perfect Pink for Spring!


I had been looking for the perfect pink for Spring and lucked out with Exude Pink #2. Its a soft petal pink but has enough punch to not wash me out. I love the minty scent and the creamy texture feels amazing on my lips.

Exude Lip Creme – Pink #2
This exceptional formula is lightweight, comfortable and moisturizing. Enhanced with a smooth minty scent, The crème lush finish comes from the custom formula of vitamin E & C mixed in a creamy gel texture.


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Megan Fox Covers Jalouse Magazine’s April Issue!

The 25-year-old Megan Fox  is Jalouse Magazine’s April Cover Girl. She looks amazing, I love the mix of her bad girl image and the classic wardrobe.

Megan is making press rounds to promote the opening of her new film Friends With Kids, she spoke a little with Jalouse about her role in the movie, and the role she plays in real life on photo shoots.

Check out some excerpts from the interview with Jalouse below:

On her role in ‘Friends with Kids': “I’m Mary Jane, the character played by Adam Scott thinks he is her soul mate. But he has a baby, I’m very independent, and he disapproves of her lifestyle.”

On shooting magazine covers and ads: “I hate taking pictures, I never watch them, otherwise I would have wanted to change everything. I prefer not to see any and trust the photographer, who knows his job.”

On being labeled based on her looks: “I live well with my image, I cannot complain, I would not trade my place with an unattractive girl.”

Be sure to check out the whole article and the rest of the photo shoot over at Jalouse.



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Has Photo-Shopping Gone Too Far?


Above left is  Demi Moore, modeling for Helena Rubenstein’s 2012 campaign and to the right  is a recent candid of Demi Moore. While I agree we all have our bad days and look better when we have had time to make ourselves up. This photo shows how far beauty advertising has gone from the truth. I am not against a touch up here or there to clean up a picture but when the pictures are so glaringly different that falls into false advertising.

In comparison Intelligent Life did something shocking had their cover model Cate Blanchett appear Photoshop free!

March/ April issue of Intelligent Life Photo: INTELLIGENT LIFE

While Cate’s un-retouched photo shows her wrinkles it also shows a real live beautiful older woman.

The magazine’s editor, Tim de Lisle, explained the reasoning behind the un-retouched image in his editor’s letter: “When other magazines photograph actresses, they routinely end up running heavily Photoshopped images, with every last wrinkle expunged. Their skin is rendered so improbably smooth that, with the biggest stars, you wonder why the photographer didn’t just do a shoot with their waxwork.”


What do you think? Do you like the perfected Photoshop look on models? Or should we have a limit to how much retouching can be done on product adverts?

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