Now that we've watched, and adored the video let's talk soap.
This adorable set of three gifts soaps comes with detachable quotation cards (below), and three superbly aromatic candlenut soaps. My love for Juara's candlenut line goes back a long way and this exotic soap set is the perfect introduction to the fabulousness of Indonesian skincare. With Candlenut oil, Rice Bran Oil, Shea Butter and Juara's signature scent, this is the perfect gift for you summer beach house hostesses.
Right now you can also enter the code "Earrings" at checkout and with a purchase of $50 you get a FAB pair of Earrings Free!!!! Enjoy!
With a stunningly beautiful array of Italian-made diffuser fragrances, glass blown vases , and hand crafted accessories, Casa di Francesca makes otherworldly dreaminess a very reasonably priced element of home decor. Both the clear glass vases and the artful Murano Glass Diffuser Set, inspired by one of Francesca's most unforgettable memories - her trip to the beautiful island of Murano, house inspiring palletable scents. Reminiscent of the great glass artworks of Italy and famous throughout the world for the brilliance and ingenuity of its hand blown glass, the enchanting Murano vessels are simply beautiful. Enjoy!
In celebration of the first anniversary of the launch of Sensuous, a scent that “every woman wears her way,” Estée Lauder unveils this, my favorite Touch-On Solid Perfume. This fragrance redefines the traditional fragrance structure of Top, Middle and Base notes. Instead, a Warm core is surrounded by Feminine, Luminous notes.
Mandarin Orange Pulp
Sensuous Touch-On Solid Perfume
0.09 oz / 2.6 g $120.00 (available July 2009)
Delicate, yet provocative, the Touch-On Solid Perfume is traditionally one of the most sensual ways to wear fragrance. Applied directly to the pulse points, the unique, creamy texture responds to the most seductive parts of the body: the décolletage, wrists, behind the ears and the backs of the knees. Enjoy!
Her performance, her persona, her rockin' 10 piece all female band showed me more about beauty than I've learned in two years of beauty blogging. Watching the spectacle of music, dance, acrobatics, and theatre that intersect on Beyonce's stage, one gets the feeling that she is more than an excellent dancer, a talented vocalist and one of the most beautiful women ever made. She is, it seems, a channel. Unlike many of us who bury our talents where no one can see, criticize, or steal them, Beyonce is brave enough to lay each and every one of her gifts (not to mention emotions) before the world.
My friend Julia tells me that as a little girl, B used to sing until she couldn't sing any more to the patrons (including Ms. All about the Pretty herself) in her mother's Houston hair salon. B was born with it.
B also happens to be entirely kind and somewhat daunted by the prospect of people's reactions to her. Poor girl tried to have a normal conversation with four fully grown women who could barely speak after seeing her performance. We all settled for hugs, handshakes and one professionally taken photo. I learned on this sweaty southern summer night that beauty, in its truest form, is divinely given and decidedly unapologetic.
Thanks to Beyonce and her incredibly hard working team (including the aMAzing all-female band and hot HOT dancers) for what was one of the best nights of my life.
The Lanesborough, London's centrally located luxury hotel, is offering some seriously sumptuous summer (spa) savings. My travels in the UK are, sadly, limited to a long layover in Heathrow airport. For those of you lucky enough to be hopping across the pond in July or August (and arriving on a Friday or Saturday) rates are set at £255/night (normally £435) with a minimum two night stay.
Your two nights in a Deluxe Single, Executive Single or Deluxe Double room includes: 24-hour butler service; Sony VAIO laptop in-room; mobile phones for use inside the hotel; pressing service tea and coffee served daily with wake-up calls; a bowl of fresh fruit and assorted sweets; and mineral water.
Their Spa Studio is also offering a complimentary back massage upon purchase of La Prairie or Comfort Zone facials. (Facial prices start at £85.) Enjoy!
Girls, Tammy Fender is taking skin care up a notch or ten. Her perspicacious perspective on beauty and skincare is informed by twenty years of aesthetic expertise and passionate research. If you don't frequent Southern Florida, please (I beg you) acquaint yourself with her organic skincare line. The Lavender & Fo-ti Formula No. c-129 cleansing milk is the best cleanser I have ever, ever encountered. In fact now that my bottle is mostly empty I have re-filled it with water and use the diluted solution as a powerful organic makeup remover. Without further ado, here is the legendary Tammy Fender.
My memories of beauty products begin with my grandmother and her love for crèmes and oils. To this day, I continue to embrace applying my oils and crèmes as a sacred moment, beginning and ending each day.
At what age did you start wearing makeup?
I can’t recall a specific age, but I love wearing make-up for evening and special occasions. I think the key is finding a balance between your natural radiance and the way makeup can highlight your best features….for me it is a little mascara and lipstick.
If you could apply only one product for the next month what would it be?
My quintessential Serum is an all-in-one for me because it offers pure protection and nutrition in its most concentrated form, feeding the cells with vital energy and nutrients while it moisturizers, replenishes and restores – I use it several times a day as a serum, moisturizer (face, hands, elbows), applied to my lips, around my eyes and to the ends of my hair for health and shine.
If you could give one product to all women in the world what would it be?
As I would want for myself, I would share the Quintessential Serum, a best-selling cult favorite.
If you could ban one harmful ingredient from all beauty products what would it be?
What is your favorite skincare ingredient?
Bulgarian Rose…it is considered one of the most valuable essences of all, requiring more than 7,000 petals to produce a single drop, and has been recognized by the earliest healers for its curative and beautifying attributes. Having the highest frequency of all the essential oils on the planet, Bulgarian Rose is the most powerful cell rejuvenator, bringing balance, harmony, health and beauty.
What is the last product you created?
My newest product creation is the first in my Professional Treatment Series, the Skin Tone Lightening System. This 2-part system utilizes potent botanical brighteners and powerful natural ingredients to treat and correct hyper-pigmented and uneven complexions. This system is the first of its kind drawing on botanically based ingredients to provide professional caliber results at home.
Who is the business woman you most admire?
I admire Alice Waters as a pioneer in the organic food movement and her passion for sharing the purest, healthiest and happiest way of life through consuming the living energy of the earth. Her work is simply an expression of her truest being.
Whose beauty do you most admire?
I see beauty in all beings; being open and receptive to all forms of beauty allows me to honor, embrace and learn from the beauty I see in each person.
What was your best Spa experience?
My best experience was the day I came to my spa on my birthday (as a client!) and felt the nurturing and healing experience of holistic treatments from my dearest friends. The energy and happiness was all encompassing.
Besides your own, what is your favorite brand?
I love brands that offer hand-made products because you can really feel the art of their creation and the love and energy that comes through such products.
- Softlips® PURE are lovely little lip balms.
- USDA-certified organic.
- Pomegranate, Honeydew Peppermint, Acai Berry, Papaya and Chai Tea.
- Mounted on recyclable packaging that’s printed with vegetable-based ink.
- Retail price of $2.99.
- Sold at many drugstores nationwide, including, Target.
Here's a little more about Anara Spa at the Grand Hyatt Kauai: