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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