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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Glossybox 20% Special!


Get ready for an amazing THANKSGIVING SPECIAL!

From Thursday the 27th till Monday the 1st of December Glossybox will give 20% off all monthly, 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions, the gift box as well as the special holiday box!

The code is: THANKS

Win A Set of Old Factory Candles! #giveaway #oldfactorycandles

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Win a set of Old Factory Candles: These Candles are made in the USA and are made with soy wax. They burn for 20 hours or more. There are 12 sets to choose from and in each set are 3 candles that are complementary.
US Entrants only allowed and Must be 18 years or older to enter.
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Gift Idea: Old Factory Candles! #oldfactorycandles #candles

old factory candlesDo you find that your house has some odors that are unpleasant? Do you want to relax after a hard day, just sit back and enjoy a good book, light a candle and enjoy the scent? I like to have candles to burn in my house to get rid of some of the cooking odors that I have that are lying around the kitchen. Candles are great for creating an ambience in the house. They help to let me relax and enjoy my evening. Even my kids like to light a candle in the kitchen or living room. We always take safety precautions into consideration too whenever we light candles, just to make sure everything is safe.

I recently tried out a set of 3 candles from Old Factory Candles. The scents were: Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry and Autumn Leaves. Perfect for this time of year. These candles are soy wax based. They come in sets of three 2 oz. candles with different scents. There are 12 different sets available. The candles are made in the United States. What is nice about the sets is that they are themed, such as Fall Harvest (the one I tried), Fresh and Clean, etc. The candles burn for over 20 hours. I liked that the candles are a light yellow color that is unobtrusive so they can easily go with any décor. Also, the candles can be burned one at a time for a subtle fragrance or two at a time for more of a profound fragrance effect. These candles make great gifts. All purchases are 100% guaranteed. If you are not satisfied then you will get a full refund, no hassles, no headaches. Their promise to you. 

My favorite candle of the ones I tried was the Pumpkin Spice. It had the most fragrance out of all of the ones I tried. The Cranberry also had a nice scent. I found that the Autumn Leaves was lacking in scent somewhat and did not give off very much fragrance. I do think that these candles are pretty good, I just wish that the Autumn Leaves had more fragrance. To me it did not give off as much scent as the other two candles. 

Old Factory Candles are available on www.amazon.com. Just search for Old Factory Candles. The set of three candles is $25.00. 

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

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Come Undone: Braid How-To From Celebrity Hairstylist José Eber #JoseEber #hair #braids

marissa webb spring 2015Come Undone: Braid How-To From Celebrity Hairstylist José Eber

Carefree, yet glam, the undone braid combines the best of high fashion and boho style. Seen on numerous red carpets and runways, the key to the undone braid is the soft volume around the top and the ears. Get this coveted hairstyle with a step by step from celebrity hairstylist José Eber
STEP 1: On wet hair, apply volumizing mousse to from roots to ends.
STEP 2: Blow dry using a round brush to really smooth out hair. To get the most volume at the roots, start with the brush close to your scalp and pull upward to give lift. 
STEP 3: Tease your crown and sides of your head, and smooth the top layer to prevent frizz.
STEP 4: Gather hair to the side at the nape of your neck. Make sure hair covers both ears.
STEP 5: Start braiding hair into a 3 section braid. Make sure to start the braid tightly, so it doesn’t fall out and allow the braid to get looser as you make your way towards the ends.
STEP 6: Secure at the bottom with a hair tie.
STEP 7: Pull some sections of the braid to give it a "piece-ier," uneven look and spray your head with hairspray for hold.
José Eber has a full line of professional quality hair tools for salon quality results at home. For more information, please visit www.joseeberhair.com.

Eva Mendes for VIOLET GREY #VioletGrey #EvaMendes


In her very first photo-shoot and interview since giving birth to her daughter Esmeralda Amada with longtime love Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes sat down with her friend and VIOLET GREY founder, Cassandra Huysentruyt Grey, for VIOLET GREY’s digital publication The Violet Files. The usually private actress opens up, discussing everything from the parenting values she shares with Ryan, to her excitement about her expanding her New York & Company collection to the comfort she gets from the chatter in online mom forums.

Stunning on location in the powder room at Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA, the story has just gone live at VIOLETGREY.com.


On what her nights look like now:
“I thought my wild nights were over but these are some of the wildest nights I’ve ever had.” 

On motherhood and life with Esmeralda:
“Everything is a struggle for her. For instance, I haven’t thrown up since the '90s and she’s thrown up twice since we started this interview. Motherhood is cake compared to what it’s like to be a baby.”

On the name, Esmeralda Amada:
“Ryan and I both love the Esmeralda character from the Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and just think it’s a beautiful name. Amada was my grandmother’s name. It means “beloved” in Spanish.”

On steering clear of the paparazzi and the spotlight during her entire pregnancy:
“Whether we like it or not, privacy is going to be very difficult for Esmeralda. I think it’s unfair but that’s our reality. So Ryan and I decided early on to give her as much privacy as we could. And my pregnancy was the first opportunity to give her that.”

On her collection with New York & Co:
“My inspiration for the holiday collection actually comes from my VIOLET GREY Christmas story I art directed last year. I wanted to bring affordable elegance to the collection for my favorite time of year. Practically, I wanted to make a dresses that made women feel beautiful.” 


ABOUT VIOLET GREY: Founded by Cassandra Huysentruyt Grey, VIOLET GREY began in 2010 as a private dressing studio for red carpet clientele. The studio naturally evolved into a luxury content and commerce beauty company that includes an exclusive brick and mortar flagship store located on Melrose Place in Los Angeles and an editorially rich online destination—THE VIOLET FILES, a digital magazine dedicated to documenting Hollywood beauty culture in collaboration with celebrated storytellers in fashion and film.

VIOLET GREY showcases Hollywood’s HERO products, curated by its community of stars and artists exclusively for VIOLET GREY.



Beauty.com Introduces Edun's Grey Wool Felted Drawstring Pouch as Gift This Holiday Season #GWP #Beauty.com #Edun #holiday

Complimentary with Beauty.com purchases of $150 or more, the designer bag is available only while supplies last*

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Beauty.com, a division of drugstore.com, inc., makes holiday gifting easy this year with the exclusive Grey Wool Felted Drawstring Pouch from EDUN. A global fashion brand founded by Ali Hewson and Bono, EDUN actively works to promote commerce in Africa. This product-filled wintry, wool pouch was made in Kenya and is available now on Beauty.com for shoppers who spend more than $150 at the prestige retailer. The Grey Wool Felted Drawstring Pouch and its contents can be found at www.Beauty.com/Edun
"When Beauty.com asked us to design a bag, I wanted to explore the use of texture, which was a strong concept for our fall collection," says EDUN Creative Director Danielle Sherman. "Drawing from the grey felted wool we used for our diamond runway, we wanted to create a unique bag that related directly to our show. EDUN's mission is to create trade in Africa and this pouch is made with one of our key partners in Kenya. We hope you like it!"
The limited edition Grey Wool Felted Drawstring Pouch comes filled with 17 prestige beauty samples in both deluxe sample and full sizes. The bag and its contents have an approximate combined retail value of more than $170 and contains:
1. PHYTOPhytodefrisant
2. Alterna Caviar Perfect Iron Spray Mini
3. Nick Chavez Plump 'N Thick Leave-In Thickening Creme Conditioner
4. H2O+ Night Oasis Overnight Eye Complex
5. bareMinerals 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow SPF 15 Barely Nude
6. Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich Body Wash
7. Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich Shampoo
8. Go Smile AM Toothpaste
9. Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer
10. Nuxellence Jeunesse Youth and Radiance Revealing Anti-Aging Care
11. Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum
12. Nails Inc Gel Effect Nail Polish Hyde Park Place
13. Caswell-Massey Soap
14. Jane Iredale Tantasia Self Tanner
15. Bliss Deluxe Mini LS BB
16. First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Polish
17. Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins Mineral-Enriched Renewal Cream
18. An offer for you from the Beauty.com site

This Cyber Week, shoppers can look to Beauty.com to easily find items that are great for gifting such as pretty sets from Origins and Jouer, value sets from bareMinerals and PETER THOMAS ROTH, and skin care and spa favorites from Clarisonic to GlamGlow. For great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, customers can check out the Gifts With Purchase tab where they'll find offerings from Erno Laszlo, Caudalie and Amika. Beauty.com continues to launch new-to-site offerings across hair care, cosmetics and nail care categories including cult favorite Rita Hazan, makeup and tool line Ramy Beauty, and popular nail brand Nails Inc. 
For seasonal beauty content and product information, beauty fans can visit the Beauty.com Advice & Trends pages to find beauty tutorials, nail art how-to's, and skin care advice. The Beauty.com Video Library showcases new product offerings as well as makeup demonstrations with Beauty Director at Large Romy Soleimani. Followers of the Beauty.com blog Beauty Close Up will find a more in depth look at what Romy is using in her kit backstage, on set and at home.
As always, Beauty.com customers receive every day benefits like 5% back on every purchase, the free sampling center, 100% color match guarantee, and a shared online shopping cart with Beauty.com's partner site, drugstore.com.** 
* The Grey Wool Felted Drawstring Pouch is only available at www.Beauty.com with any $150 purchase while supplies last. Offer may be applied only once per household. Free gifts cannot be returned for refund, credit, or exchange. A minimum purchase does not include shipping charges, applicable tax, backordered items, out of stock items, or specially handled products. The free gift including its contents has an approximate combined retail value of more than $170. The free gift will be added to your shopping bag when you reach the minimum purchase threshold.  May not combine with some offers. Void where prohibited by law. We may make changes to or terinate this offer at any time. Your use of this site shall be deemed as your acceptance of our Terms of Use. 
** Free standard shipping is available only on purchases of $35 or more, and does not apply to gift cards/certificates, bulk orders, or orders over 20 pounds. With drugstore.com dollars™, customers receive a credit to their account equal to 5% of any eligible purchase. Customers cannot earn or apply drugstore.com dollars™ to gift certificates, gift cards, discounts, free items, past purchase, or non-shipped, undeliverable or returned items. drugstore.com dollars™ cannot be redeemed for cash. These offers are only available on www.drugstore.com and www.Beauty.com.  
About Beauty.com® – The World of Beauty Online® Beauty.com, Inc., a division of drugstore.com, inc., is a leading online destination for prestige beauty products. The web store provides a highly personalized shopping experience and offers more than 350 brands from widely recognized to niche, hard-to-find products. 
About drugstore.com™ For 15 years, drugstore.com has been a leading online provider of health, beauty, and vision products. Shop a great assortment of more than 80,000 items ranging from everyday basics to hard-to-find favorites. With competitive prices, unique categories and free shipping for orders over $35** all in one convenient location, the drugstore.com web store is truly the uncommon drugstore®.
About EdunEdun is a global fashion brand founded by Ali Hewson and Bono, in 2005, to promote trade in Africa by sourcing production through-out the continent. In 2009, Edun became part of the LVMH group. LVMH provides essential support to fulfill this vision. Danielle Sherman was named creative director in April 2013. Her first collection debuted during NY fashion week, September 2013. The collection includes a range of ready-to-wear, handbags, and jewelry.
About Danielle ShermanCreative Director Danielle Sherman, was born and grew up in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from New York University with a B.F.A. in Art History and previously studied at F.I.T. and Parsons Los Angeles. Prior to joining Edun, Danielle co-founded the row with Mary Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen and was Alexander Wang's Design Director of 'T'. Danielle's design sensibility dates back to her paternal grandparents, Samuel Sherman and Renee Shaw, who owned the leading design company 'Samuel Sherman'. Based in London during the late 1960s, the collection was worn by famed personalities like Patti Boyd, photographed by Helmut Newton, and sold to top retailers throughout Europe and the US.
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Great Gift Idea: Farmhouse Fresh Body Milk Travel Lotion #FarmhouseFresh #handcream #holiday

(photos courtesy of www.farmhousefreshgoods.com)

A few months ago I did a review of some products from a skincare line called Farmhouse Fresh. I liked the products I tried and was ecstatic to be able to try out these Travel Body Milk/Hand Lotions. There are 4 scents to try out. These make great gifts, stocking stuffers or Hanukkah gifts. The lotions are infused with natural oils to provide lasting softness to the skin: Rice Bran oil (rich in Vitamin E), Jojoba Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, and Sesame Oil.

Fresh Melon Body Milk Travel Lotion 2.4 oz.Tube $14.00
Farmhouse Fresh Fresh Melon Body Milk
This is a silky lotion is a cool and juicy slice of fresh melon! It has an irresistible green melon and natural cucumber extract blend. It is refreshing. The scent makes you happy from the moment it hits your skin. The lotion sinks right into skin, leaving it feeling soft and hydrated. It comes in an adorable decorative cow box with the statement “Our Cows Eat Fruit Cocktail”. The lotion is 90.5% natural, is vegan, is paraben-free, sulfate-free and is also gluten-free.

Sweet Cream Body Milk Travel Lotion 2.4 oz. Tube $14.00Farmhouse Fresh Sweet Cream Body Milk
This lotion is a delicate moisturizer that leaves skin feeling light and velvety. It has notes of warm sweet cream, a very light and sweet scent. A treat for skin that is dry. The scent takes you away to a fine morning tea with scones and heavy cream. This small tube is perfect for traveling. The box has the saying, “Our Cows Eat Cookies” and is perfect for gift giving. Like all of the Farmhouse Fresh products, this lotion is paraben-free, sulfate-free, gluten-free and is vegan. It is also 90.5% natural. 


Backcountry Caramel Body Milk Travel Lotion 2.4 oz. Tube $14.00

Farmhouse Fresh Backcountry Caramel Body Milk
This scent is a caramel lovers dream. It is a warm, sleepy vanilla-cinnamon scent. The best-selling Sweet Cream Body Milk has been infused with a golden-caramel fragrance that rivals the finest crème brulee. The feel of the cream is light, and it pours like milk. This silky vegetable-based lotion will keep skin soft and hydrated throughout the day. It is made with the special blend of oils for the most hydration possible. The decorative box reads, “Our Cows Eat Cookies”. This lotion is 97.5% natural and like all of the Farmhouse Fresh products is vegan, paraben-free, gluten-free and sulfate-free.

Ginger Sorbet Body Milk Travel Lotion 2.4 oz. Tube $14.00Farmhouse Fresh Ginger Sorbet Body Milk
The ginger scented moisturizer leaves a ginger and grapefruit oil scent behind and is reminiscent of a creamy, delicious sorbet. You will want to double-dip with this lovely lotion. It leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated. It comes in a decorative box with the statement, “Our Cows Eat Sorbet”. Like all of the Farmhouse Fresh products this lotion is vegan, paraben-free, gluten-free, sulfate-free and 90.5% natural.

My favorite of these lotions has to be the Sweet Cream. The scent is light, sweet and easy to wear. The lotions are not thick, but are thin enough to use all over the body or as hand creams. They sink right into the skin so, you do not have any greasy feeling left over. They hydrate and give skin good moisturization right away and it lasts a good while. These lotions make great gifts. Give one or two as stocking stuffers or give all of them for Hanukkah gifts. They are large enough that you can keep them on your desk for work or use them for all over body lotion.

Until Next Time~
Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie
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