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Mother’s Day Gifts for The Mom Who Loves Timeless Fragrances

As any woman will tell you, a tranquil fragrance can leave you feeling like you’re floating, relaxed, and revitalized. Just like an invigorating fragrance can energize and exhilarate you. What if you can give the gift of these well-being feelings to the women in your life this Mother’s Day?  Today we present those products, the Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Sereine collection, and Avon Little Black Dress, that any woman would love to receive as Mother’s Day gifts.

For The Mom Who Needs Tranquility: Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Sereine collection

Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Sereine collection
Inspired by the serene setting of the Convent in the South of France, this collection will help mom indulge in a moment of perfect calm and serenity. The collection features a selection of premium products, like the nourishing hand cream and the blissful pillow mist, designed to indulge mom in total relaxation, and is available on usa.lecouventdesminimes.com, and select products at ULTA Beauty. The collection includes:

Botanical Cologne of Serenity ($38.00): Inspired by the breathtaking surroundings of the Convent, this botanical fragrance captures the tranquil waters of a lake high in the mountains of Haute-Provence. Made from an original recipe, the fragrance blends delicate lavender and bergamot for a relaxing scent, while lily of the valley, rose and blueberry notes combine over base notes of warm cedar for a revitalizing finish.

Moisturizing Hand Cream ($8.00): Light and silky, this indulgent hand cream helps to soften and hydrate dry hands. The fragrance pays homage to the Original Recipe with a signature blend of lavender and mandarin, leaving hands lightly scented.

Relaxing Shower Gel ($12.00): Inspired by the relaxing setting of the Convent, this rich, plant-based cleansing base gently cleanses skin while leaving behind a revitalizing fragrance.

Relaxing Foaming Bath ($19.00): Create an atmosphere of well-being with this luxurious, cleansing foam. Made from an original recipe, the foam combines lavender with mandarin for a calm, restful scent.

Relaxing Pillow Mist ($18.00): Drift away to peaceful relaxation with this gentle mist. The scent blends essential oils with florals for a fragrance that evokes a sense of calmness. Simply spray the fragrance onto your linens or in your bedroom, and allow the soothing scent to provide an instant feeling of well-being.

For The Mom Who Loves Elegant Fragrances: Avon Little Black Dress

Avon Little Black Dress
Just like any LBD, which embodies classic elegance, Avon’s The Little Black Dress fragrance ($25.00) is a perfect addition to your list of Mother’s Day Gifts. The Little Black Dress is the first in a new fragrance collection designed for the woman who appreciates the finer things in life. The Oriental scent, originally launhed in 2001, redebuts in a midnight-black cap with peek-a-boo pump and black-backed bottle featuring accents in shimmering gold.

Timeless and classic, Little Black Dress opens with sparkling citrus notes of fresh Italian lemon oil, sourced from the finest lemon groves in Italy. The scent develops to reveal a delicate floral heart of exotic white jasmine essence, with warm and captivating sandalwood finishing the scent, with deeply creamy, woody notes. To purchase The Little Black Dress fragrance, visit AVON.com to shop online or locate an Avon Representative.

What are your thoughts on these aromatic Mother’s Day Gifts?

High Style, Low Cost | Avon’s Raising the Bar Handbags

We wanted to shine another spotlight on the incredibly spectacular accessories from Avon, we’ve already highlighted the stunning Avon jewelry pieces, this time around, it’s all about Avon’s Raising the Bar Handbags. We’re loving the chic bag shapes, bold and classic colors, the sophisticated and modern details that are ever present on the bags without the high retail cost. If you want the look of luxury without the high-end price point, check out these two Avon handbags we’re dying over:
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We couldn’t help but fall for the stunning Raising the Bar Tote (left), which features patent-leather like and faux pony-fur, dual top-handles, goldtone hardware, removable shoulder straps that lets you wear it as a tote or crossbody; this gorgeous bags retails for only $45.00 as if you needed another reason to love it more. Our other favorite is the Raising the Bar Crossbody, a stunning leatherlike bag that boasts a leopard-print, faux pony exterior, and goldtone hardware. This chic crossbody is a steal at only $25.00. Both handbags boasts Avon’s iconic 4A Heritage Logo, which symbolizes their 50 years of customer service excellence, and make excellent gifts.

What are your thoughts on Avon’s Raising the Bar Handbags? Do you have a favorite?

AVON’s Fall 2014 Jewelry Collection

We admit it, we can be distracted with beautiful shiny things but then what woman doesn’t love great looking jewelry. Especially when they are so amazingly affordable. Hence that is why we are so in love with AVON’s Fall 2014 Jewelry Collection. If you’re ready for a modern mix of sophistication and chic accessories without breaking your bank, you should definitely explore this collection.

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Featured above are the Boho Chic Glam Necklace ($19.99), Sophisticated Statement Necklace ($19.99), Modern Mix Multi-Chain Necklace ($24.99), Boho Chic Glam Bracelet ($12.99), Sophisticated Statement Drop Earrings ($9.99), and the Sophisticated Statement Bracelet ($12.99).

These pieces will compliment your fall looks perfectly, the above six, and much more, are available now on www.avon.com. Is AVON’s Fall 2014 Jewelry Collection peeking your interest? Do you have a favorite piece?

Make Them Green with Envy with Amazon.com Beauty

One of the hottest and most anticipated hues for this upcoming Spring 2013 is Emerald. The newly announced 2013 Pantone Color of the Year has beauty lovers positively “Green with Envy”. Thanks to Amazon.com Beauty, you can get a head start on the beauty competition with their wonderful array of Emerald beauty offerings for eyes, nails, hair and body.

What beauty products are you looking forward to rocking in 2013’s color of the year?

Celebrate Life with Avon’s Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Crusade Products

Can you believe Avon has been helping to raise awareness and find a cure for Breast Cancer for 20 years? It’s true! Avon launched its Breast Cancer Crusade in 1992, a program that helps raise funds and awareness with sales of pink ribbon products. This year Avon presents some wonderful fundraising products available

The above Breast Cancer Ribbons Scarf is 100% poly and measures 36″X36″ and retails for $10.00 with 100% of net profits or $8.06 being donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.

The Breast Cancer Crusade Watch is a cool and sporty way to support the cause. Available in two sizes, the oversized quartz watch features gunmetal plating and a black silicone strap. The striking black face has a magenta ribbon and magenta hands. 100% of net proceeds will be donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade ($14.00 for the Small size, $13.90 for the Large size).

The above Breast Cancer Crusade Pin (which retails for $3.00) is made from Silvertone with rhinestones with 100% of the net profits or $2.16 being donated and the Breast Cancer Crusade Tennis Bracelet (retail $5.00) is made from Silvertone with light rose crystals and pink enamel-look ribbon motif and measures 7″ L with 1″ extender. 100% of the profits ($3.64) will be donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.

The above Nailwear Pro Nail Enamel in Pink Power is actually currently sold out but you can purchase the Speed Dry+ Nail Enamel in Ballerina (see below) at the same price of $2.99. For every bottle sold, Avon will donate $1 to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.

To purchase these and other Avon Foundation fundraising products go to www.AvonFoundation.org.

Avon Launches Advance Techniques Professional Hair Color Collection

I’ve stated how many times that I love and not afraid of color – that goes for all color, not just in clothing, shoes, and accessories but in hair as well. I may not keep my hair short (I don’t think I have the right face shape for it) but I do love to color it. I’ve been honey blonde, chocolate brown, a ravishing redhead, a devilish blue-black and several colors in between – even now I’m sporting a color called chocolate cherry, so when I got the invitation to get familiar with Avon’s new Advance Techniques Hair Color Collection with the amazing Lorri Goddard, Celebrity Colorist and Avon’s new and first-ever Global Hair Color Expert. I was beyond ecstatic to attend and not ashamed to say, the first to arrive.

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This is Avon’s first hair color launch in the US and they have partnered with Lorri to help empower women to achieve healthy, salon-beautiful hair at home. The Advance Techniques Hair Color Collection is a complete hair color system that equalizes porous damaged hair prior to coloring for even, true application and lasting results. The three-step system primes (a pre-treatment mends damaged, porous areas), colors and treats (with Shea Butter and Lock-In Technology) hair to deliver rich, radiant healthy looking color that provides 100% gray coverage. The collection includes 25 hair color shades (10 blondes, 4 reds, 9 brunette and 2 black shades)

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We got some amazing tips from Lorri on how to select the correct shade (she advises that you go no more than 3 levels darker and 2 to 3 levels lighter than your natural/uncolored shade), properly color our hair at home (something that was always a battle for me with this thick hair of mine), and tips to help maintain our color – which includes getting your hands on a great product from Avon – Avon Advance Techniques Color Protection Lock-In Treatment, a product she uses on her celebrity clients

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Want to try out the amazing new hair color range from Avon? You are merely days away as the $7.99 Advance Techniques Professional Hair Color will be available beginning next month exclusively through Avon Representatives.

Avon ANEW Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Forget the 80’s, it was all about the 90’s as guests and 90’s icons helped Avon ANEW celebrate their 20th Anniversary. Guests took a walk down memory lane back to 1992, the year ANEW launched. The event was a true flashback to the 90’s, complete with 90’s memorabilia (I am obsessed with the Slap Bracelet), 90’s sweet treats, the hottest 90’s music, as well as special appearances from supermodel and ANEW spokesperson, Paulina Porizkova and 90’s TV icon, Alfonso Ribeiro (aka Carlton Banks from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air!).

Enjoy some great video highlights from the event including interviews with Alfonso Ribeiro and the non-aging Paulina Porizkova as well as highlights from the night’s festivities:

During the event, ANEW’s two latest products were also introduced during the event: Genics Eye Treatment  and Clinical Resurfacing Expert.

Guests enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres, great cocktails and some 90’s candy favorites like Ringpops, Laffy Taffy, Warheads, Fun Dip, Gumballs and Nik.L.Nips

To celebrate ANEW’s 20th Anniversary, Avon is offering their biggest savings ever. Log on to http://shop.avon.com/shop/default.aspx?col=2&omnCode=Shop_Home for amazing savings.

Enjoys a few more photos from the great event

The Daily Style Sessions

One thing I’ve learned while covering Mercedes Benz Fashion Week is attending anything by the Fashion Week bible, The Daily, is a must for survival. I had the pleasure of attending The Daily Style Sessions at the Stone Rose Lounge – an exclusive retreat where guests recharged physically, mentally and technologically (outlets are like found diamonds during fashion week)

The first (and hopefully not the last) of The Daily Style Sessions featured several of my favorite vendors. Upon arrival, I was greeted by some of the hottest styles of fashion forward sunglasses from Silhouette Eyewear

There were so many cool styles to try, it was so hard to select a favorite style. My next stop was John Frieda for a much needed touch up and frizz control to my wind blown hair which had turned from chic waves to a wild mess thanks to the humidity

After getting my tresses tamed, I learned all about the latest skincare breakthroughs from Avon – another addiction to their Anew line of products.

Avon’s Anew Genics Treatment Cream, a treatment designed to stimulate your Youth Gene’s activity, which slows down with age. Genics improves the appearance of skin discolorations by up to 100% and can look up to ten years younger. Next up was indulging in the powerful sound from SOUL by Ludacris Headphones at the listening stations

I fell in love with the above SL150, which fit my head perfectly and comfortably (love the quilted headband) – I so wished I got to take one home but alas….After getting into a nice groove from the music (it’s amazing how music can put you in a great mindset), I needed to completely relax which led me to the amazing complimentary spa services from Equinox massage therapists and brow specialists (though I only had time for a massage – it was so needed)

Throughout the event, guests were treated to hors d’oeuvres from Benchmarc Events by Marc Murphy to pair with refreshing toasts from Asahi Beer, Liquid Lightning, and ZICO. And several took advantage of The Macallan® bar which offered guests to sip the fine single Malt Scotch Whisky and indulge in three custom cocktails highlighting sweet, sour and umami flavors

It was then on to BlackBerry to recharge my completely dead battery, catch up on emails, tweet about my experience and learn about what’s new including new handheld devices and new accessories for the must-have BlackBerry Playbook

And right next to BlackBerry was an amazing company called Coveroo, which makes custom cases and covers for any gadget allowing you to personalize every electronic device in the world. They were on site to engrave any design you wanted on your phone including your name, company logo, image, etc.

My cellphone cover went from this (beginning of engraving process)

to this quirky image etched on it (the final image says “Blah Blah Blah”)

As you can imagine several people were very excited about Coveroo, including actor, Richard Kind (Spin City, Curb Your Enthusiam, etc) who couldn’t wait to get his device personalized

Speaking of celebs, since I could only attend during a limited amount of time so I missed the other celeb attendees which included Michelle Trachtenberg, Christina Milian, Sheri Shepard, Kelly Rutherford, etc. Though I couldn’t stay for the entire event so I missed the following – The Daily Style Sessions featured live performances by Theophilus London, Ellie Goulding, Mike Nouveau, Jared Evan, Sabi, Graffiti6, Sean Fightcats, Frankmusik, Kieren Taylor, Nicole Atkins, Light Asylum, Brenmar, Miguel, Autobot of Flosstradamus, Peggy Wang of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Deluka, and more.