Afternoon Delight: Red Door Spa’s Express Red Carpet Blow Dry

There’s nothing like getting your hair looking fabulous, whether it be for the red carpet or so as a pampering treat to yourself. Sometimes finding the time to enjoy a little hair pampering can be tough but thanks to the new Red Door Spa’s express beauty Red Carpet Blow Dry, you can achieve great hair during lunch. You may remember we wrote about saving $10 off a Red Door Spa Blowout when you take and share a selfie, well we finally got the chance to enjoy this wonderful service for ourselves at the Flat Iron Blow Dry Bar. This post is our experience of the blowout we received, which that instantly repairs and smooths the hair for a silky, shiny finish.

The Red Carpet Blow Dry combines deep conditioning using a unique formaldehyde-free keratin protein infusion that strengthens and nourishes lackluster tresses (something I needed after the long winter), along with a revitalizing blow dry to maintain professional results for up to 3 shampoos. Created for all hair colors and lengths, this treatment is the pick-me-up your hair needs. The best part is, this 15 minute treatment can be added to enhance your hair service.

Considering the day I got this treatment, there was a mist in the air (the day called for rain) and the humidity was almost out in full force, my hair held up exceptionally well and the frizz was held at bay for three days. I invite you to take the time to pamper yourself and head to the Red Door Spa in Union Square. Check out pics from the beautiful Blow Dry Bar area at the Red Door Spa Union Square location below:

Red Door Spa Is Open For Spa Week

It’s officially spring so you know what that means……it’s time to pamper yourself without stripping your wallet. that’s right, the $50 Spa Week Treatment deal is almost here. One of our favorite beauty treatment escapes, Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas, is all ready to get you pampered. During National Spa Week, April 21st – 27th, every Red Door Spa location across the country will be offering three of their most luxurious treatments for just $50.00 each. See below for more information on each service offered. There’s even a bonus offer (click on image to view larger).

Feeling stressed? Enjoy the 50-minute Stress Melter Body Treatment, which includes body exfoliation, aroma therapeutic body wrap, and a scalp massage. Does it seem like your skin has turned against you? Then you definitely need Elizabeth arden’s 50-minute Spa Week Facial, a renewing facial that will cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate your skin. If your skin needs extra attention, just add a Microdermabrasion Blast or Oxygen Blast for an additional $50.00. Now if it’s your tired, weary feet that need some love, indulge in a 50-minute Spa week Pedicure heaven with luxe sugar exfoliation and warm cream, reflexology-inspired massage.

As a bonus, Red Door Spas is offering a chance to give your hair come new life during Spa Week, with your choice of a haircut, blowout and finish, or single-process color for $50.00. It looks like you ladies have some decisions to make. whatever service you choose, enjoy them. For more information, contact any Red Door Spa location.

Where Tea is a Pleasure | Good Earth Chai

Anyone who knows me (or has looked up my Starbucks card order history), knows Chai is my favorite tea. Chai is known as a type of Indian tea, made by boiling the tea leaves with milk, sugar, and cardamom. But did you know Chai actually means tea in Hindi? Which mean when you order a Chai tea, you’re actually asking for tea tea….which is a bit funny. Anyway, I love getting creative with my chai, I usually do chocolate chia in the fall and gingerbread chia in the winter and summer it’s all about refreshing cold chai drinks. This is why I love the Chai variants from Good Earth, they’re not afraid to fuse chai with various fruits, spices and roots to create new exciting flavors. The three Good Earth Chai flavors, whose names I absolutely adore, are featured below:WILD CHAILD

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With tantalizing chai spices and smooth caramel flavor, the curiously exotic Wild Chaild gives you the sweet you need with just the right amount of spice to make whatever you’re doing more interesting. We love the subtle taste of ginger, nutmeg, cloves, black pepper, and star anise that add to the exotic flavor mix of this bold chai.

SWEET CHAI OF MINE

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With smooth vanilla and decadent maple flavor infused with traditional chai spices, Sweet Chai of Mine is the perfect way to enjoy some “me” time. Ginger, natural peach flavor, and licorice root are just a few of the ingredients which adds to the smooth and delicious flavor of this tea.

ORGANIC STARRY CHAI

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Ready for an amazingly exotic chai that’s organic? Featuring organic spices that are masterfully blended with a surprise touch of cherry flavor to create a decadent tea experience, Organic Starry Chai will blow your mind. With its mix of organic raspberries and natural cherry flavor mingling with the likes of organic cinnamon, organic nutmeg, organic ginger root, organic licorice root, and organic black pepper, you are sure to enjoy ethereal moments of elation with every sip.

All three Good Earth Chai flavors are available on their website. A box of Wild Chaild and Sweet Chai of Mine retails for $4.49 each, while Organic Starry Chai is $4.79 each. Each box contains 18 tea bags.

 

Toast to Spring w/ Cruzan Rum’s Paradise Punch Cocktail

What better way to toast the beginning of spring than with a delicious and refreshing, spring-inspired cocktail. get ready to enjoy a sip or six of the Cruzan Rum Paradise Punch, made with the newly launched Cruzan® Peach Rum. This sweet and fresh rum blends fine Cruzan® Rum with the sweet taste of juicy, ripe peaches that will arouse thoughts and memories of carefree summer days and succulent summer peaches.

Cruzan® Paradise Punch

12 parts Cruzan® Peach Rum
12 parts Ginger Ale
4 1/2 parts Honey Syrup*
3 parts Lemon Juice
Combine Cruzan® Peach Rum, Honey Syrup & Lemon Juice in a pitcher. Stir to mix and refrigerate. Add Ginger Ale right before serving. (Serves 8)

*Honey Syrup

6 parts Honey
6 parts Hot Water
Combine 6 parts Honey and 6 parts Hot Water. Stir and set aside.

Cruzan® Peach Rum is a fresh, succulent flavor to the enticing Cruzan® Rum lineup. Like all Cruzan® rums, Cruzan® Peach is crafted by Cruzan® Master Distiller Gary Nelthropp, whose family has been making rum on the island of St. Croix for generations. Cruzan® Peach is made from tropical rain water and high-quality molasses, it is distilled with a unique five-column distillation process to create the cleanest-tasting rum on the market.

“Cruzan® is constantly searching for the freshest flavors and innovations that will appeal to loyal fans of our rum, as well as those trying it for the first time,” said Brendan Lynch, Senior Director of Rum & Cordials at Beam Inc. “That’s why we are especially excited to introduce Cruzan® Peach to the Cruzan® Rum family.”

“This flavor embodies the spirit of St. Croix and is the perfect addition to any cocktail that rum lovers will want to enjoy this season and beyond,” said Nelthropp.

Cruzan® Peach is available now, the 750ml bottle retails for $14.99. It joins Cruzan® Aged Light Rum, Cruzan® Aged Dark Rum, Cruzan® Black Strap Rum, Cruzan® Estate Diamond® Light Rum, Cruzan® Estate Diamond® Dark Rum, Cruzan® Single Barrel Rum, Cruzan® 151 Proof Rum, Cruzan® 9 Spiced Rum and 13 other flavored rums infused with natural flavors, such as vanilla, coconut, key lime, passion fruit, mango and strawberry.

Samsung Mobile US Launches Next Generation Galaxy S 5

Ladies and gentlemen, the next big thing truly is coming soon. Next month, the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy S5 finally arrives and we are very excited because we’ve been fans of Samsung’s Galaxy range for quite a while. We know why we’re excited, so we’re here to tell you why you should be. The Samsung Galaxy S5 continues with its introduction of new experiences, industry leading technology and meaningful innovations that you never knew you needed.
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The Galaxy S 5 boasts unrivaled experiences, new features designed with you in mind and experiences to improve your everyday life. Imagine paying for things with your fingerprint, expanding your microSD memory card slot to a massive 128GB, enjoying elements only seen on DSLR cameras, such as taking video that adapts to your surrounding light, etc. These are just a few of the amazing things available on the Samsung Galaxy S 5.

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The Galaxy S 5 features a brilliant 5.1-inch display powered by technology that enables you to enjoy amazing new camera experiences, lightning fast data connections, and health and wellness monitoring. With an adaptive Full HD Super AMOLED® display, colors are richer, blacks are darker and you get a faster response time for clearer, high-speed content. The S 5 also boasts wide viewing angles and crisp HD video on it’s bright bold display that adapts to bright outdoor sunlight or indoor ambient lighting – anytime, anywhere!

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The new camera features and simplified controls, paired with the 16 megapixel rear facing camera elevate the photo-taking experience, which means sharper photos and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for less grainy selfies. With the Galaxy S 5’s HDR (aka dynamic range of luminosity), you can see what your photos will look like before you even take them, while the amazing 4K allows you to take video in four times the HD resolution.
  • Phase Detection Autofocus: Advanced auto focus speeds for capturing a shot quickly – first smartphone with phase detection autofocus, a feature usually found in DSLR cameras
  • Real-Time HDR: High Dynamic Range (HDR) preview mode makes it easier to choose when to use HDR – like trying to photograph a beautiful sunset. It also enables users to capture HDR photos or videos with no shutter lag or post-processing.
  • Selective Focus Mode: Blur images near or far for a creative, one-of-a-kind shot
  • Shot and More Mode: The camera chooses and recommends Drama Shot, Best Photo, Best Face or Eraser shot after the picture is taken to create the best photo
  • Studio: Add effects to photos and edit movies with a complete suite of editing tools within the Gallery

The features we’re really looking forward to is the Ultra Power Saving Mode, Water Safety, and the Built-in Fingerprint Sensor. Is your battery running low? In Ultra Power, the Galaxy S 5 will reduce itself to a battery power, monochrome-colored saving mode, giving you more power and longer battery life. Just as with the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active, if you drop the S 5 in water, it will still function (no need to rush to find some rice like with other phones). the built-in fingerprint sensor unlocks and locks the Galaxy S 5 and provides secure password protection to use PayPal for secure payments. The Galaxy S 5 also supports the latest mobile wallets, including Isis (a consortium among various carrier partners) and Google Wallet™.

The Galaxy S 5 is packed with leading technology enhancements, including Quick Connect, which locates the nearest devices to share content, files, or your screen through Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi® or Wi-Fi Direct™. Features Download Booster, an innovative Wi-Fi technology for boosting data speed by bonding Wi-Fi and LTE simultaneously for the fastest browsing, streaming, downloads, and better coverage than ever before whether you’re at home or on the go.

With S Health™ consumers can access health info, track and map workouts and make and track healthier eating choices right on the Galaxy S 5.It also boasts the world’s first built-in heart rate monitor (HRM) which provides real-time data before and after your workout when you place a finger on a sensor by the rear-facing camera. Key platform components of S Health include:

Nutrition: Meal tracking and planning with nutritional information
Fitness: HRM, exercise log, mapped runs and location tracking

The Galaxy S 5 will be available in Electric Blue, Copper Gold, Charcoal Black and Shimmery White. Accessories will include a Wallet Case, S View Flip Cover, and Wireless Charging Covers and Wireless Charging S View Flip Covers in an array of colors. It will be available to U.S. next month across various channels including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, MetroPCS and U.S. Cellular. Samsung Experience Shops in Best Buy, as well as Amazon, Costco, RadioShack, Sam’s Club, Target, and Walmart, will also carry the Galaxy S 5.

iLuv Debuts Stylish and Protective Cases for Samsung GALAXY S5

By now we’re all excited for the Next Big Thing from Samsung aka The Samsung GALAXY S5 (which we will be highlighting in another post). While you anxiously await its arrival next month, we have a lead on some hot new mobile accessories from iLuv, specifically phone cases and protective accessories, for the anticipated device. iLuv’s new line of cases features updated versions of some of iLuv’s most popular, stylish and protective cases for Samsung GALAXY S5. Some of the cases in their new range include:

Snoopy Series: Hardshell Case for GALAXY S5

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Jstyle® is a premium wallet and protective case for the GALAXY S5 made with full-grain, top-grade leather with a matte finish. The case contains three credit card slots, one ID window, and two slots for cash and business cards. Jstyle® conveniently maintains access to all ports and controls including the camera.
FlightFit: Dual-Layer Case for GALAXY S5

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FlightFit features a fused two-layer construction to guard devices with double the protection. The case is customized to fit securely on a GALAXY S5 while maintaining access to all ports and controls. FlightFit is available in three fun colors to suit anyone’s style.

Vyneer: Dual Material Protection Case for GALAXY S5

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Vyneer features a polycarbonate shell with a TPU frame. The translucent base allows users to show off the beautiful GALAXY S5 while the soft TPU frame protects the corners and edges of the phone from dings, scratches, and dents. Vyneer maintains access to all GALAXY S5 ports and controls.

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This privacy film protects the contents of a user’s phone screen from the eyes of nosy strangers. Featuring a five-layer construction, this film is also weatherproof and keeps the GALAXY S5 safe from scratches and cracks.

 Glare-Free Protective Film Kit for GALAXY S5

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This film kit not only protects the GALAXY S5 screen from scratches but also prevents screen glare when the phone is used in brightly lit areas.

Clear Protective Film Kit for GALAXY S5

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This film kit features a four-layer construction to protect the GALAXY S5 screen from scratches without interfering with touchscreen sensitivity.

The retail prices for iLuv’s Samsung GALAXY S5 accessories range from $9.99 to $69.99 and will be available at iLuv.com and select retailers.

Sponsored Post: Keep Your Active Lifestyle w/ JustGoGirl!

Seeing as we’re in full Olympic Games mode, this is the perfect time to talk about something no one actually talks about, Exercise-Induced Urine Leakage in Female Athletes or Athletic Leaks. While performing vigorous, stress-induced, high-impact, or strenuous activities and workouts, some elite female athletes (which includes teens to older women) suffer athletic leaks, a condition most think may be due to abdominal pressure.

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Sometimes experiencing this uncontrollable condition can dissuade these athletes or very active women from enjoying their very active lifestyle but thanks to a new creation by Brooke Solis, the answer to athletes leaks has been found with JustGoGirl!.

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A few of us got the chance to meet with and get first-hand knowledge from the JustGoGirl! Founder and CEO, a fitness-obsessed mom of five herself, she found that after the birth of her first child, she leaked when she went running and although she tried several products, nothing gave her the comfort and protection she desired, so she just created her own.

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How amazing is the JustGoGirl! Pad? It is 1.5 cm (a little over 1/2 inch thin) in size, absorbs up to 140 ml (a little over 1/2 cup of fluid), is shaped to fit a woman’s form and is undetectable under all your clothing (you can even wear it with a thong). JustGoGirl! is the perfect combination – it’s as thin as a pantyliner and provides as much absorption as those bulky incontinence pads – giving you the best of both worlds. So ladies, get back to running 10 miles, gymnastics, yoga or doing your Insanity workouts. Leave the extra pants and bulky pads at home and be rest assured you won’t ever again be embarrassed by athletic leakage.

I had a chance to try out JustGoGirl during the crazy snowstorm we had during Fashion Week. Running from show to show, you barely have time to stop…even to use the restroom plus with the exertion of navigating through mountain-high snow dunes, you can really get quite a workout. Thanks to this neither issue stopped me from my very busy day

Want to try a FREE SAMPLE for yourself? Click http://justgogirl.com/order-pads/ to try a 2 Pad Sample Pack. Want to know more this great product? They’re just a click away.

This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

GIVEAWAY | Dry, Cracked Winter Skin? Get a Honeywell Humidifier

Thanks to polar vortex one and two, we seem to be living in a frozen tundra, making our battle with dry, winter skin even more of a exhausting one. Not only do we have to fight against the freezing dry air outside, we have to come home to the dry air from our heaters. During the winter, humidity levels can drop as low as 10%. That’s drier than the Sahara Desert. To compensate, we pile on moisturizers which can cause clogged pores and break outs. There is a better way to relieve dry, winter skin. You can relieve cracked, scaly skin and chapped lips by adding moisture to the air in your apartment with a humidifier. Supple, hydrated skin during wintertime can be achieved, even if you’ve been in the glacial outdoors for hours, with a cool or warm mist humidifier. Honeywell has several outstanding warm and cool air humidifiers that add much-needed moisture to the air in your home and your skin. Today we feature three of their models that are $70.00 and below:

Designer Series Filter Free Cool Moisture Humidifier (HUT-300)

The Honeywell Designer Series Filter Free Cool Mist Humidifier provides soothing moisture to help temporarily relieve dry air discomfort in a sleek, modern design that brings comfort and style to any room in the house. The HUT-300 quietly provides a continuous stream of soothing moisture you can see and feel and fits seamlessly with any décor. It retails for $69.99.

Filter Free Warm Mist Humidifier (HWM-340)

The new Easy-to-Care Filter Free Warm Mist Humidifier provides warm, soothing moisture in less than one minute. The unique top fill design and filter-less system makes it easier than ever to temporarily relieve dry air discomforts. This model has an added benefit of releasing moisture that is up to 95 percent bacteria-free. It retails for $44.99

Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier (HUT-150)

The Honeywell Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier provides soothing moisture to help temporarily relieve dry air discomfort in a streamlined, aerodynamic model that is ideal for use on a bedside table or office desk. Incredibly quiet when in use and filter-free, this model fits seamlessly into any environment to provide soothing dry air relief for better home comfort. It retails $39.99

How would you like to keep your skin moisturized throughout this overly drying season? We’re giving you the chance to enjoy supple skin and avoid the dry, scratchy results of winter with a chance to win one of these Honeywell Humidifiers. That’s right, one of these great Honeywell Humidifiers can be yours. To enter to win, see the Rafflecopter entry below: