Better than Tea Bags

Recently, Derm fillers have been introduced to hide dark circles and lines under your eyes. Eeks! thumbThe thought of a needle going into an eye socket is not appealing. The next option is coverup! As like many things, the project of covering this area has been lifelong. Even as a kid, there was a ‘dark shadow’. As a teenager or young adult, using any old product usually works. Skin changes as we get older so along with these changes our routines also need to change.
No amount of eyeshadow, liner or mascara can make up for puffy, dark and wrinkling skin under the eye. Ignoring this vital area effects how your makeup looks and how ‘rested’ you appear. We all know how important it is to slough the skin on the face, but how much attention do we give the undereye area? We exfoliate the face with products, either buffing or hydroxy and stay away from the eyes. You have been told to be careful of this fragile area, so the tendency is to cleanse, treat and leave alone. That doesn’t necessarily fix the problem of darkness.

Enter Exuviance concealer, that not only covers but also treats. Yes, both at the same time. Some products promise to conceal, but the puffiness prevails. There is a solution that works for all eye issues and best news of all it doesn’t cost a lot. $24.00
Exuviance CoverBlend Multi-Function Concealer creates a more even tone while fighting the signs of aging. This makeup concealer hides dark under-eye circles, age spots, acne, scars, fine lines and wrinkles for a smoother, more even complexion. The water-based formula applies evenly without feeling heavy on your skin. This makeup can also efficiently cover tattoos (think job interview). With each application, this product will give your skin a smooth, even and beautiful look. Use this concealer to achieve full coverage and hide any skin flaw.
This anti-aging product exfoliates with a polyhydroxy acid (fights against dark sports), which helps improve an uneven tone and texture. The exfoliating ingredient also hydrates and strengthens skin to minimize fine lines and wrinkles. Rich antioxidants work to neutralize free radicals and keep the skin looking healthy. Made without oils and fragrances, Exuviance CoverBlend Multi-Function Concealer is gentle on even the most sensitive skin. With a variety of shades to choose from, you can find the perfect color to flatter your complexion. Conceal and correct your skin with this medical makeup which is not about a ‘cute’ name with fluff; this is a one-step miracle.

For those of you that like to DIY:


Put a teaspoon of baking soda in a cup of hot water or chamomile tea and mix well. Moisten a cotton diskette mixed and put it under the eyes. Leave it to act for 10-15 minutes. Rinse your face with water and apply a moisturizer. You’ll notice results immediately



Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless Headphones: crème de la crème


If you have experienced the noise involved in air travel these days (screaming kids, loud mouthed adults), then you have contemplated the beauty of shutting them all out and enjoying your flight. Noise canceling headphones are always an option, but not always optional. Bowers Wilkins P7 wireless headphones may just be the answer to literally blocking unwanted noise out.xBowers_Wilkins_P7_Wireless_6.jpg.pagespeed.ic.ihkzDit1d4

These headphones come in an attractive quilted leather case and are easy to fold to fit into any purse or bag. Even if you choose to just carry these, with a credit card and lipstick you will be styling.



The experience of wearing these upscale headphones is in the sound and comfort. Instead of merely blocking out the sound, you will feel as though you are entering into a room filled with music. You can then lean back, and smile as the world goes by, noisy as you chill with music in your head instead.




TerraNova Continues 46 Years of Trend-Scenting with Earth Inspired Skin Care

‘There’s a little bit of a hippie in all of us. Especially on a day like today, the total eclipse. Peace.

TerraNova Continues 46 Years of Trend-Scenting with Earth Inspired Skin Care

 New Patchouli Glycerin Soap Expands on Company’s Hippie-Chic Aroma Made Popular in the 70’s

sb-265-12-c-2tTerraNova’s Patchouli Glycerin Soap Bar is formulated with 100% vegan base & essential oils.

San Francisco, CA – February  27, 2017 TerraNova continues with their tradition of peace, love and happy scents with the introduction of their pure Patchouli Glycerin Soap Bar formulated with a 100% vegan base and Traditions Patchouli Essential Oil which was made popular during TerraNova’s inception in Berkeley, CA and the height of the hippie movement in 1970.

Forty six years later, TerraNova continues to set the “bar” on naturally derived personal care with its exceptionally formulated Patchouli Glycerin Bar Soap that uses earth-friendly ingredients including pure patchouli essential oil, a rich woodsy scent with notes as sultry as they are sophisticated; and an unusually high concentration of vegetable…

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Bathing, Japanese Style

Bathing in Japan is a leisurely, ritual that is not hurried. In America, we tend to prefer the quickness of a morning shower. We miss out on the tension relief that only a soak in a deep tub can offer Although public bathhouses are not accessible here as they are in Japan, we can recreate the same type of experience in our own home.

The key to Japanese bathing is to clean before you enter the bath. If you have a separate shower, you can achieve this by installing a small wooden stool, and wooden slats for the floor. You’ll want a bucket of water (drawn from the tub) to scrub with a brush. At this time you would you use your soap and washcloth, getting as clean as you possibly can. The next step is to enter the bathtub.bath-and-body-works-sponge

A Japanese bath is deep and considered a soaking tub. You can add bath salt or bombs, but that is all. The object is to soak, relax and to meditate. Lighting can be low, either dimmed or with candles with incense in cherry blossom for the ambiance of Japan.






After soaking, then you return to the shower to clean again. Afterwards, you step back into the bathtub. This practice is repeated, and the result is the feeling of serenity, and your troubles wash down the drain.



Beautiful Bath Bombs on a Budget

Ms.Bubble believes that bath bombs make bathing fun and relaxing. It’s one of the life’s pleasures that is simple as well as indulgent, Money doesn’t grow on trees, and spending $8. to $10 on one gorgeous bomb from Lush may not be on the grocery list this week. No, you don’t have to go without, if you do a little shopping around you can find the best deals in sometimes the most unusual places.

CRAFT WAREHOUSE is a fun store filled with ‘crafts’ of course, but also ideas on creating fun projects. Finding an array of bath bombs was a pleasant surprise. There are lots of fragrance combinations like “Black Raspberry Vanilla,” “Kiss Me” and “Petal Dance.” The “Honeysuckle” is a beautiful maize color that transports you back to the time you picked these sweet petals full of honey as a kid. Although these bombs don’t float on the water, you will derive just as much pleasure as you would spending twice the amount of money. You can buy 3 of these bombs for $10.

Expose the bath bombs from their wrapper and let the scent permeate the air. Good things come in small packages, and these little gems are definitely worth a trip to the craft store. You never know what else might inspire you to create as you gather up a piece of tranquility wrapped up in cellophane.



“Kiss me”



Summertime with the JBL Everest 300 Headphones means the Living is Easy

Summer isn’t complete without attending an outdoor concert surrounded by people of like music mind. If you are like most of us, the weekend comes and goes, and a lot of great music events are just out of our reach. Either because of other obligations, location or finances we miss out on this indulgence. What better way to get the beat on than with a set of outstanding headphones that look, feel and sound as if you are grooving with the best of them.

The JBL Everest 300 is compact (folds to fit into your purse) and lightweight. The sound is amazing and transforms the listener into an experience that you would normally only get if you were sitting center stage in an arena. Big news is that they only cost $149.95, or simply put,  a month of lattes. The Blue tooth easily connects to your music source, and you can control the sound with just a small adjustment. The built in microphone is clear and picks up those calls if you don’t mind the interruption.

You’ll love the way the JBL Everest 300’s sound, look and feel. Wear them whenever you sense there’s just not enough music in your life. Whether moving to the music doing housework, yard work or no work at all. You can choose from Hot Pink, Red, Black, Blue or White. These are colors that pop and make wearing them almost as fun as listening to the music. The headphones are ergonomically designed to fit the unique contour of your ears. You’ll experience the unparalleled comfort that allows you to listen to your playlists longer and enjoy it more. Earbuds cannot compare to the level of sound and comfort that these beauties produce.

Wearing headphones says that you are enjoying music in a world of your own. Going to a concert can be fun, yet the privacy and solitude of listening to music in JBL Everest 300’s offer a private performance. That is unless you find a friend with a pair of JBL Everest 300’s to connect wirelessly. It’s nice to have that option, yet with or without a friend, you’ll still have fun. No matter where you go or what you are doing, #JBL, #headphones, #personallistening



Oprah’s Pick

“We get so worried about being pretty. Let’s be pretty kind. Pretty funny. Pretty smart. Pretty strong.”
—Britt Nicoleproject_image_icon_lemystere2

When you hear that it’s an inside job, it is. Regardless of whether we are speaking of how we see life and think, but also how we look to the outside world. We spend more time and money on our outside appearance that we neglect our lingerie. Besides being ‘lovely’ on the inside, changing how we think about our lingerie will make us look and feel better.

The year was 2003, and I had just begun working for Nordstrom in the Lingerie department. Regardless of having had my lingerie store, nothing prepared me for the nuance of fitting every shape and size of bra for women. Starting at AAA to GGG, Nordstrom gave me my first initial ‘correct’ way to fit.

It was during this time that Le Mystere 9955 Dream Tisha T-shirt Bra received rave reviews on the Oprah show as one of her “Favorite Things.” Suddenly the store could not keep up with the demands for this bra and the onslaught began. We took lists of names so that we could call clients as soon as their size arrived. The power of Oprah reached far and wide! The revolution had to do with a fit for most that they had never experienced before. Not only did their clothes fit better and more flattering, but they were much more comfortable. Suddenly life was transformed, and in the meantime, Le Mystere changed the way we thought about bras. Dream Tisha Bra #9955

These bras come in the widest range of sizes and designs allowing those that had in the past settled for nondescript/ boring lingerie, to stepping out into the prettiest of laces and fabrics. Regardless of size, they had a product that Oprah-approved. #Le Mystere

Today, Le Mystere goes beyond support with beautiful styles and fabrics. You will feel special just wearing this brand. You will feel pretty from the inside out.

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B & W’s Luxurious Zeppelin

For many, the word Zeppelin either recalls the unfortunate airship from 1937 or the epic band from the 1970s. Change that word in your dictionary- the Zeppelin from British speaker manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins is nothing but a fun machine. Now in its third generation, this wireless wonder brings you the best in Wi-Fi speakers with a touch of class in design.

For those of you not familiar with the brand, B&W has spent decades developing speakers for your living room that are crystal clear and well defined. Their top of the line speakers is used in England’s legendary Abbey Road studios to produce many of the albums you know and love. Thanks to WiFi, Ethernet and Bluetooth access, streaming music from Spotify or Tidal, your Bluetooth and AirPlay just got easier.

What impressed me the most when I visited the B&W factory in England this year was the care and commitment given to each their products. From the manufacturing floor to the design room, each employee is proud of the end creation. I saw the first Zeppelin as well as the current version side by side. I fell in love with the elegance of the white version (also available in black) you see here. I knew that it would be a perfect addition to our home; sleek and smart. The decorative mesh speaker grille blends with the smooth rear surface and looks at home with any décor, perhaps even beside a bathtub.


Counterintuitive electronic devices have no place in my world. The rear of the Zeppelin has a big button with the universal on/off symbol, and once you plug it in and power up, pairing with your smartphone takes a total of about 30 seconds. When you have it right, the small, LED embedded in the Bowers & Wilkins logo glows a soft blue. Once finished music selections and volume is all controlled by your smart device.

I resisted the urge to play “Stairway to Heaven,” for obvious reasons, yet Paul McCartney’s “1985” always makes me smile and shows off the prodigious performance the Zeppelin provides. Of course, I’m purchasing the review sample, and that white beauty now sits desk side to accompany me while working every day. No matter where you decide to place yours, you’ll be proud to show it off. Kudos to Bowers & Wilkins for combining music and technology in such an artistic way.


Cozy time of year!

_13340717Flannel pajamas get a bum rap for being ‘unsexy.’ There isn’t anything more sexy than a woman who is comfortable, warm and cozy. When the temperatures go down and the nights become longer, you don’t need to wait for bedtime to put on your favorite jammies. You will find that flannel conforms to your body and the more you wear it, the more comfortable they become. Gone are the oh so dull motifs of the past. Today you can wear some of the fun schemes created by PJ Salvage. Take a look at the line up at Nordstroms for instance. I love the themes that have strategic meaning like, sheep that are knitting or Flamingos in different poses. Not juvenile yet can bring out the kid in you.


Take a clue from the changing leaves and temperature. Cozy up with a brand new pair of flannels and a cup of hot cocoa topped with marshmallows. By the way, why not slip a beautiful panty and bralette underneath. Cosabella comes to mind when you want sexy and comfortable at the same time. When you get hot at night, either because of heat, or intensity you’ll be covered. #Cosabella
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If you haven’t heard of PJ Salvage, check them out and have some fun. Why stop with just one order? There are lots of fun Christmas themes and let’s face it; December 25th is just around the corner. #PJ Salvage

PJ Salvage at Nordstroms


P.S. Don’t forget to make a steaming cup of hot cocoa, from Hershey’s. This original recipe is the best.

Hershey’s Hot Cocoa



Rain, Rain Go Away

At a time that the change of seasons mean a little more rain, and in the Pacific Northwest that interprets to a lot more; taking a warm bath seems appropriate. Reflect back to a time when things were more simple, and the choice of bath products a little more limited, and remember Neutrogena Rainbath.


Neutrogena Rainbath Refreshing Shower and Bath Gel, Original, 16 Fl. Oz

This shower/bath gel has a clean, just rained scent that is suitable for anyone and everyone. You can again use this for shaving as well as bathing. I love the simplicity of using a pump and the consistency of applications.

For those of you with dry skin Rainbath has conditioners that soothe and soften.


If you love the scent, you may want to also try Terranova’s Rain.
Terranova’s Rain Perfume Essence is a combination of green clover, lily of the valley and musk. The remarkable result is clean and sensuous. Although it’s not a usual feat to dance in the rain, you may feel as if you have done just that when you wear this scent.
Terranova Rain Perfume Essence 0.3 fl oz Rollette Bottle

Don’t stop with the perfume, layer again with Rain Lotion and Deodorant. You will feel fresh and ready to meet the day, or prolong the night. To go off the beaten path in the area of lotions, try Rain Remedy Lotion. You can apply this cream to anywhere on your body that is dry. Including nails, hands, feet and even your hair frizzies. I love the fact that this can be used by everyone in the family and is an easy way to control dryness wherever you may find it.

“Terranova Tip: Slip on a pair of socks after applying cream to feet before bedtime for an ultra moisturizing foot treatment! ”


Although the seasons won’t change for months again, and the weather is inclement you can still take a few extra moments out to enjoy a bit of Mother Nature from the confines of your bathroom. So let it rain, when you surround yourself with the fresh scent, you won’t be saying “Rain rain go away.”


A Mu-so muse

Muse: A person who inspires artistic expression.

Naim’s Mu-So QB does exactly that. This gorgeous compact system is an inspiration to listening to music; its elegant design and dramatic lighting captivate you before you even begin to play music.


Recently chosen by EISA as their Compact System of the Year, the Mu-So QB has the technological heart to back up its magical soul. A pair of pistonic bass drivers on the left and right side of the cube will have you discoing around the bathroom (or wherever you choose to place it) before you know it. Just to get a little bit retro, I was streaming some tunes from my past, and with a little help from TIDAL, I was a dancing queen once again. Beep, beep!

Ms. Bubble’s six top disco faves (click on the link to stream in TIDAL)



Donna Summer – Bad Girls



The Trammps – Disco Inferno



Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive



Chic – Le Freak



Ohio Players – Skin Tight


KC and the Sunshine Band – Shake, Shake, Shake Your Booty



This miniature masterpiece has an ambiance about it that feels like a quiet candlelit café in Paris. Except, when you turn this little beauty on you get everything but quiet. By just touching a lit button, a swirl of light finds your Bluetooth and instantly you are connected. The soft light that emanates from the Mu-So QB provides a beautiful experience. All that’s missing is the disco ball.

Should the orange you see here on the outside, not be to your liking, other grilles are available in red, blue, and black. I suggest them all, in case your mood or décor should change.naimaudio_mu-so_qbPriced at $995, you can find one at finer HiFi stores that carry the Naim brand.


#Naim, #Mu-So QB



Tips to Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

Terranova presents valuable information from the Mayo Clinic on lowering the risk of Breast Cancer.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and TerraNova will be be joining forces to fight breast cancer with National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® (NBCF) to continue their mission of Helping Women Now® by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services.

2016-tn-breast-cancer-awareness-banner_retail_1600x575_rd-2-1Proceeds from purchases of TerraNova’s Tuberose Collection & White Ginger Collection will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (10/1/16-10/31/16)

Although some things like family history can’t be changed, certain changes in lifestyle have been shown to decrease breast cancer risk even in high-risk women.  Here are some tips to lower your risk from The Mayo Clinic:

  • Limit alcohol intake – Based on research done between the link to alcohol consumption and breast cancer, the general recommendation is to limit yourself to limit yourself to less than 1 drink a day.
  • Don’t smoke – There is increasing evidence that suggest that…

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