Valentine's Day Gifts: All Sets for Gifts This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Gifts: All Set(s) for Gifts This Valentine’s Day

This gift set isWhen it comes to gift-giving on Valentine’s Day, it’s always best to give something personal. Nothing is more personal than the gift of fragrance, plus it’s a no-fail option Valentine’s Day gifts. For those special women in your life, we present the following must-have fragrances; these fragrances are sure to excite, and they come with bonuses. We’re sharing the best fragrance gift sets to give the love of your life or your best friend.

Valentine's Day Gifts: All Sets for Gifts This Valentine’s Day

This year, Viktor&Rolf and Valentino are making gifting fragrance even easier with their adorable Valentine’s Day sets featuring their iconic fragrances Flowerbomb, and Donna Born in Roma. Both of these Valentine’s Day gifts will ensure your special someone feels extra loved this year. Zodica captures the true essence of your loved one based on their zodiac traits and turns it into a fragrance as unique as they are, and the power of Jason Wu and Deborah Lippmann combine to bring you the ultimate gift set.

Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Valentine’s Day Box, $125.00 – this beautiful gift set contains a 50ml EDP, 50ml Shower Gel, a 40ml Body Cream, and a Flowerbomb Mini EDP.

Valentino Donna Born in Roma Valentine’s Day Set, $148.00 – this striking gift set contains a 100ml EDP and 30ml Body Cream. The fragrance is born in a trio of the world’s best-selected jasmine flower varieties, blended with vanilla bourbon. It’s also infused with the cool kick of a woody, animalistic overdose in an irreverent twist.

Zodica Perfumery 8ml Gift Set Twist & Spritz, $40.00 – this travel-size, handcrafted perfume is designed based on the zodiac signs and comes in an unbreakable container. They are all cruelty-free, vegan and gluten-free. Our Scorpio fragrance features the following notes.: Oakmoss, Patchouli, Dark Musk, Apricot, Black Plum, Tuberose, Rose, Sandalwood, and Cedarwood. Made with Certified Organic Alcohol Derived from Grapes

Jason Wu x Deborah Lippmann Perfume & Polish Giftset, $25.00 – this Limited Edition collaboration is perfect for the beauty lover. This gift set is beautifully crafted from the inside out. The Eau de Parfum is constructed around one of perfumery’s most prized ingredients: the rare jasmine. Enhanced by an extravagant floral bouquet and sensual woods, the fragrance reflects Jason’s uncompromising passion and attention to detail.

Like we said, giving a fragrance gift set as Valentine’s Day gifts is no-fail. They are sure to love it!! Wouldn’t you love to receive one of these gift sets this V-Day?

NYFW: BLANCORE Fall/Winter 2020 Collection

NYFW The Shows: BLANCORE Fall/Winter 2020 Collection

There’s a certain point in our lives when we transition from childhood to adulthood, giving up all our fearlessness, imaginations, and wonder. The world as a whole changes us; we get more cynical, more beat down, and more stoic, losing our innocence. This transition, this loss, is what inspired the BLANCORE Fall/Winter 2020 Collection.

NYFW: BLANCORE Fall/Winter 2020 Collection NYFW: BLANCORE Fall/Winter 2020 Collection

The theme of the BLANCORE Fall/Winter 2020 collection is an abstractive reflection based on the current society and global issues. With the advancement of technology and human culture, more and more people start to lose their faith and naivete. People fall into money and desire, doing whatever it takes to survive, and concealing one’s pure and kind side.

NYFW: BLANCORE Fall/Winter 2020 Collection NYFW the Shows

“Lost Elf” are the elves born from forgotten memories. Your favorite toy you no longer play with. The memory of your happiest childhood place. These elves live in abandoned toys and dirty trash. They are different from the beautiful and pure fairies from fairy tales. They are from the future. These elves are missed and neglected which reflects on the side of “fine but ignored.”

NYFW: BLANCORE Fall/Winter 2020 Collection

We as humans tend to look at the beautiful side and ignore the bad side. The BLANCORE Fall/Winter 2020 Collection shows us both sides. With design details such as teddy bears and lightweight fabrics to represent some of the good and face masks and lots of layering (re: the weight of the world) representing the bad, we’re left with a collection that forces us to come to terms with our duality. “Lost Elf” represents the forgotten side and another side of beauty just like the trash in our ocean, deforestation, and carbon emission. Yalan Li and her design team find their inspiration for colors, fabrications, and silhouettes based on the image of elves born from these environmental issues. They also found their inspiration through the collisions and contrasts of these things face to face.

If you love the above looks, check them out in motion via video of the models’ finale during their NYFW Show.

What’s the Most Popular Valentine’s Day Candy in Every State?

What’s the Most Popular Valentine’s Day Candy in Every State?

With 90% of Americans regularly treating themselves to a sweet, frozen dessert, it’s no wonder we go crazy for candy on Valentine’s Day. Chocolate is the old favorite, but there’s more variety than you might think when it comes to picking the perfect Valentine’s Day candy for your sweetheart.

For a long time, conversation hearts — those sweet candies with phrases like “be mine” and “xoxo” on them — won the battle of the sweets. But this year there’s a new top pick for Valentine’s Day candies. Here’s a breakdown of what’s sure to sell out when people are buying sweet treats for their sweethearts this year.

Which Candy Won Out?

For a long time, SweetHearts conversation hearts dominated the Valentine’s candy market. But they suffered a set back last year when they failed to appear on store shelves. That had a significant and lingering effect on conversation hearts.

In their place, treats like M&M’s are moving up. M&M’s claimed the number one spot in three states this year: Arizona, Kansas and New Jersey. That may be in part due to the drop off in conversation hearts. But M&M’s Cupid’s Mix and Cupid’s Message products also quickly became favorites since hitting the market.

Heart-Shaped Boxes Reigned in 2019 CandyStore.comSource: CandyStore.com

Of course, the old staples are still well represented. Things like heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, Hershey kisses and chocolate roses placed in the top three for several states. Don’t count on these longtime favorites disappearing any time soon. Alongside M&M’s and conversation hearts, gift boxes, chocolate roses, and general chocolates appear as frequent contenders for each state’s favorite Valentine’s candy.

Here’s one you may not have considered: Cupid corn. Often associated with Halloween, candy corn is also making a push during Valentine’s Day. While candy corn, in general, is falling off as a favorite among consumers, there are some places, like Michigan, where the candy is still incredibly popular on Valentine’s Day and other holidays.

Other Valentine’s Day Facts

Candy isn’t the only thing consumers are concerned about when it comes to Valentine’s Day. Many are ready to throw down some serious money to make their loved one feel special for the holiday.

In fact, consumers are expected to spend $30.19 on family members this year, which is up from $29.87 last year. Friends will get about $14.69 (compared to $9.78 in 2019) and co-workers will see an average of $12.96 spent on their gifts (compared to $7.78 in 2019). Even pets are getting some love, with people expecting to spend an average of $12.21 on pets, up from $6.94 last year.

Overall, consumers are predicted to spend about $101 this year, which is up from $93.24 in 2019. That’s still down more than 60% compared to a decade ago.

And where will all that money go? A lot, $5.8 billion, is expected to be spent on jewelry, with another $.43 billion spent on a nice evening out with a significant other. Candy is predicted to account for $2.4 billion, with flowers close behind at $2.3 billion. Smaller amounts will be spent on things like gift cards, greeting cards and experiences.

Source: CandyStore.com.

If you’re still thinking about what to get your special someone for Valentine’s Day, consider picking up the most-loved candy in their state (have fun with the interactive map directly above). After all, there’s a good chance they’ll also be a fan.

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: Maurice Lacroix SS2020 Collection

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: Maurice Lacroix SS2020 Collection

Once again, it’s time for fabulous fashion. Of course, we always make time for fashion. You may notice our emphasis on time and fashion; which is exactly what the Maurice Lacroix SS2020 Collection during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week is all about. Timepieces, much like fashion, is very personal. Boasting 30 years of Swiss luxury watches, Maurice Lacroix presented a collection of classic yet fashion-chic watches you will surely want to make your own.

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: Maurice Lacroix SS2020 CollectionAdeline Ziliox SS2020 at PFW

The bold and ultra-feminine collection from Adeline Ziliox was the canvas to perfectly display the Maurice Lacroix SS2020 Collection. Each Adeline Ziliox SS2020 look featured embroidery with subtly designed emotional landscapes; These landscapes play on transparency to illustrate the rhythm of life. Models graced the catwalk at the Le Marois in Paris private mansion with Maurice Lacroix timepieces gracing their wrists.

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: Maurice Lacroix SS2020 Collection
In the spotlight of the Maurice Lacroix SS2020 Collection, is the woman; with the launch of the exceptional Masterpiece Embrace watch. This watch reflects a fusion of artistic expression and technical innovation thanks to its retrograde calendar and an atypical small second display. Two hearts twirl around, representing the ups and downs of each love relationship while remaining united thanks to a perpetual embrace. This watch is available in two versions. One with a blue aventurine dial and the other with a white mother-of-pearl dial, enhanced by the light radiation of the small second indicator.

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: Maurice Lacroix SS2020 Collection

The Fiaba line was also in the spotlight with the new Fiaba Moonphase. Combining functionality, glamour, and elegance, it features a moon phase indicator, a dial set with diamonds and an infinite number of details that will delight even the most aesthetic. This model is available in three versions, including a two-tone watch. This duo of novelty watches boasts a myriad of possibilities. With these two models, each woman will find the watch that reflects her personality.

Moment, The First Fully Reflective Helmet

The First Fully Reflective Bike Helmet Is Gaining Ground On Indiegogo

Cycling is an activity that people of all ages and skill levels can enjoy. Whether you take the occasional trip around your neighborhood with your family or you prefer to hit harder trails across the country, this type of exercise is great for your health. An adult cyclist usually has a level of fitness that is equivalent to a person 10 years younger as well as a life expectancy two years above the average for their demographic. Although this and other health benefits of cycling make it an excellent pastime, it can quickly become dangerous.

Moment, The First Fully Reflective Helmet

Many people use their bicycles on the same road as motorized vehicles, but the two are far from equal in terms of speed, force, and protection. Auto accidents are among the top five most common types of personal injury cases. When these accidents involve someone on a bicycle, they often occur because the driver of the car did not see the cyclist.

Luckily, there is a new product on the market to solve this problem. An Indiegogo campaign is about the launch for the first fully reflective bike helmet, called Moment. This helmet shines bright and gives cyclists protection at night without the use of batteries or LED lights.

Moment, The First Fully Reflective Helmet

Instead, the Moment helmet is made of a next-generation, lightweight synthetic material. This material makes the helmet durable, heat resistant, and stiff. It features a reflective surface that wraps all the way around the helmet and is 50 times larger than the reflective surfaces on an average helmet. This means that a moving vehicle can spot you from almost 500 feet away.

Moment, The First Fully Reflective Helmet

In addition to superior reflection, the Moment helmet’s design includes a unique ventilation system. With this system, the reflective bike helmet pulls cool air in through its front and pushes that refreshing breeze over the head with special air channels. While it circulates cool air, the ventilation system allows warm air to escape.

According to the campaign on Indiegogo, Moment gives cyclists the ability to extend their riding time to long after the sun has set. For those who work long hours in the office and can only hop on their bike after dark, this ability is essential for their health. For serious cyclers, Moment provides them with the protection and aerodynamics they need for their sport.

The Moment reflective bike helmet is not for sale quite yet, but you can sign up to access their 50% off Super Early Bird deal and receive the latest news and updates from the campaign.

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: Yanina SS20 Couture Show

Completely captivating our fashion senses is Yanina’s new Spring/Summer 2020 couture collection. This new collection marks a new chapter in the history of Yanina, celebrating 25 years of dressing women around the world, and presenting 13 couture collections during Haute Couture week in Paris. The stunning Yanina SS20 Couture show is an ode to freedom and boldness; it magnifies the female body with chic and timeless pieces. Journey with us as we get better acquainted with the luxurious collection.

Paris Haute Couture Fashion WeekYanina SS20 Couture Show

Stepping aside from her usual noble and discreet black and white style, designer Yulia Yanina reveals the additional facets of her work with colors and flowers in her in SS2020 couture collection. The collection is inspired by the legendary beauties of the sixties; Audrey Hepburn, Catherine Deneuve, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Lee Radziwill, all of whom created the most memorable images of their generation.

Yanina SS20 Couture ShowParis Fashion Week: Haute Couture SS20

The Yanina SS20 Couture show is bursting with color, nude illusions, exquisite embroidery, and fringe. The very elegant and edgy jumpsuits will remind of such legends as Cher and Jane Fonda; striking mini skirts evoke the iconic style of Jean Shrimpton and Twiggy.

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While bold color is prominent, classic black and white looks (many with pops of color added) make this collection and fashion lover’s dream. Favorite looks from the Yanina SS20 Couture show include black dresses with the signature embroidery of filigree work, the nude illusion garden looks, and of course every look prominently in bold hues. Be still our hearts for that standout fuchsia Dusker with 3/4 sleeves and embroidered detail. We want that in our closet. The Yanina SS20 finale look was also a showstopper. The starry gown is what we imagine the midnight sky would look like if the stars were somehow visible during the day.

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

What are your thoughts on the Yanina SS20 Couture show? Did the sixties inspiration speak to your soul as it did ours? We’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions on this beautiful collection.

PFW: La Métamorphose SS2020 Collection

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: La Métamorphose SS2020 Collection

Haute Couture design sisters, Ewa Gawkowską and Margaret Szczęsną Marek are back with their La Métamorphose SS2020 Collection during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. Inspired by the heart-melting poems of Sully Prudhomme, their ethereal Les Couleurs de l’Âme collection (roughly translated to “The Colors of the Soul”) celebrates the evanescent nature of women that inspired Prudhomme. Our first introduction to this stunning female designer label was their La Métamorphose Spring Summer 2019 Collection, a stunning pastel vision also inspired by women and poetry.

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We loved this excerpt from Sully Prudhomme’s poem

Deep in my heart, behind my brow,
There is a soul, invisible but manifest:
The suspicious will look for it;
I spread it, then feel it!

We think it perfectly describes the La Métamorphose SS2020 Collection, which was overflowing with its feeling of lightness, transparency, and grace. This transparency of the french tulles is sublimated with the chiffon, the silk, satin, and taffeta, in a whirl of jewel tones and true pastel colors.

PFW: La Métamorphose SS2020 Collection PFW: La Métamorphose SS2020 Collection

While the La Métamorphose SS2020 gowns were stunning, we found ourselves completely enamored with their pantsuits and trousered looks. While they were essentially structured, the pants still looked light and elegant. We especially loved the pant looks which boasted a flowing maxi jacket, asymmetrical dress, and chiffon train.

Paris Fashion Week

The term “pretty in pastels” does not do this collection justice but the looks are just oh so dreamy. We love a celebration of the feminine and the romantic and the La Métamorphose SS2020 Collection honors both. As with their Spring/Summer 2019 collection, this collection was filled with layers of strategically placed feathers, stones, embroidery, and flowers.

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We’re excited to see what their next collection will be. We want to see if they will continue being inspired by poetry and women. Are you as excited about PFW as we are? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this Paris Fashion Week show.

How To Celebrate National CBD Month This January

How To Celebrate National CBD Month This January

CBD is taking off in the U.S. with the market expected to triple in size and reach $1.3 billion by 2022. People all across the country are using it to treat physical ailments, reduce stress, and bolster beauty products and skin care creams. Chefs and mixologists are even using it as a critical ingredient in foods and beverages.

With its popularity booming, it is only reasonable to back up for a moment and answer some underlying questions, the most important being: what is it?

How To Celebrate National CBD Month This January

CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid or molecule from the cannabis family. It can often be produced precisely and manufactured into oils and vapors for cleaner ingestion. It is entirely free of THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive element present in marijuana.

What is National CBD Month?

January is National CBD Month. What does that mean? According to its founders, the purpose of this dedicated month is “to raise awareness, provide education, and bust myths about one of the great wellness breakthroughs of our age.”

How To Celebrate National CBD Month This January

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January 2020 is the first National CBD Month on record. The same organization began inviting men and women across the U.S. to celebrate CBD day starting two years ago on August 8, 2018.

National CBD Month aims to nurture growing awareness, banish stigma, and educate the general public about the many safe uses of the cannabinoid. Thanks to legislation passed in 2018, namely the 2018 Farm Bill, farms can now legally grow and distribute hemp and hemp-based products like CBD. Shortly thereafter, CBD ranked as one of the topmost searched wellness trends in the United States, coming in at number four in April 2019. Searches for CBD beat out searches for veganism, vaccination, exercise, and meditation.

You can celebrate National CBD month by asking your doctor about its medical uses, researching distributors who practice safe and sustainable production, and posting on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram about your experiences using the hashtag #NationalCBDMonth. National CBD Month also has its own Facebook page! For updates throughout the month, follow cbdMD on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or sign up for the official cbdMD email newsletter.

What are the benefits of CBD?

CBD packs a whole host of potential benefits. Ongoing studies show that CBD may help adults get relief from pain, cancer-related symptoms, anxiety and depression, and acne. What’s more, it may provide protective benefits to patients’ heart health and brains.

Those suffering from epilepsy have been using CBD to reduce instances of seizures for years. CBD can be used to help treat muscle spasm in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and possibly even improve sleep and overall quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease as well. If you think CBD could help you or a loved one with a condition like this, be sure to ask your physician. As 96% of hospitals and 78% of physician’s offices now use electronic health records, your doctor should be easily able to review your medical history and tell you whether or not CBD could help you.

What products are made with CBD?

It is more than safe to say that products containing CBD run the gamut. While oils, pills and capsules, lotions, and topical treatments are most popular for medical, skincare, and pain relief purposes, there are many other types of CBD products out there.

CBD Tea from Good Company Tea

You can choose from a variety of CBD-infused beverages, including coffee, tea, juice, or even beer. They even make CBD pet treats for pets with chronic pain symptoms. Companies also make hygiene products such as CBD toothpaste. Brushing with CBD toothpaste twice a day may offer benefits on top of removing plaque and getting your teeth clean, such as decreased inflammation and protection from bacterial and fungal infections.

How To Celebrate National CBD Month This January

CBD is gaining traction and may even be one of the top wellness trends of the past couple of years. If you would like to enjoy all the benefits of CBD during National CBD Month, choose at-home products carefully. Look for labels that stipulate that products have been lab-tested and/or the U.S. organically grown. If you enjoy a CBD-infused beer or meal at a restaurant with CBD as a key ingredient, ask your server about where they get their CBD and plan accordingly. Remember, it takes up to two hours to fully feel the effects of edible and drinkable varieties!

Try CBD before January is over and you just may find yourself starting your year off in a rather relaxing state of mind.