Archives for April 28, 2013

Mother’s Day Gifts that Give Back Avon sponsored feature

These fundraising products are from the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade Collection (Breast Cancer Awareness products) and Avon’s Empowerment Collection (Domestic Violence Awareness products). Both collections donate 100% of the net profits to their respective cause.



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Avon Breast Cancer Crusade Watch




  • ·         Only $20
  • ·         Available in all black and black with pink trim
  • ·         100% of the net profits (Black/pink trim watch – $14 and Black watch – $13.90) will be donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade
  • ·         Available now
  • ·         Hi-res image of Fergie available upon request



Breast Cancer Crusade Tennis Bracelet



  • ·         Only $5
  • ·         100% of the net profits ($3.64) donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade
  • ·         Silvertone with light rose crystals and pink enamel-look ribbon motif.
  • ·         Comes with a FREE breast health resource guide
  • ·         Available now






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Empowerment Charm Necklace



  • ·         Only $5
  • ·         100% of net profits ($3.80) donated to Avon’s programs dedicated to ending violence against women
  • ·         Faceted faux stone and silvertone disc with infinity symbol
  • ·         Comes with a FREE domestic violence resource guide
  • ·         New product
  • ·         Hi-res image of Salma available upon request


Achieve Radiant, Healthy Lips with the Colorfast Tint+ Moisture Balm From Sally Hansen

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You really can have a lip crayon that saturates lips in hydrating, ultra-conditioning color and lasts for over an hour! The New Colorfast Tint+Moisture Balm from Sally Hansen this spring is the answer! I received a few of these to try out and loved the color and moisture balm. I love that I don’t have to use a separate moisturizer. The convenient “chubby” crayon visibly improves lips’ condition and texture and gives your lips a luminous sheen. The color can last up to 5 hours and the color is soft and natural. They also have a great price of $4.99 each! Available shades: Blackberry Honey, Get Mauve’n, Happy Berry, Health Nut, In the Pink, Made Me Blush, Nude N’ Natural, Pumped Up Plum, Reddy for Anything and Spirited Spice. You can find them where Sally Hansen products are available at chain drug stores and mass retailers nationally.

Self Disclosure: I received products to review but opinions are my own.

Spring is in the “hair” Conair sponsored Giveaway!

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Spring is in the “hair”, and this season’s hottest runway hairstyles are easy to replicate with Conair’s newest hair products featuring the latest in technology.

Whether you’re wanting chic and sleek or flirty, tousled curls, Conair can help you easily create the look you want without a team of stylists with its new brush and hair appliances. We’re sure you’ll have people asking, “who did your hair?!”

I love Conair products so I was thrilled to receive the Conair 1 1/8 Inch Flat Iron with Bamboo-Carbon Ceramic Technology (model CS91) to try out and was impressed at how simple it is to use!

Customize your look with Conair! This sleek new versatile flat iron helps you achieve the hairstyle you desire whether it’s smooth hair in seconds or even curls. It has an easy-glide nano bamboo carbon ceramic surface which is one of the latest technological advances in hair appliances. Ultra-smooth plates glide through hair fast and styling product residue removes easily after each use.  It features bamboo extract which is known for its strengthening properties, and the ceramic evenly distributes heat to eliminate hot spots that can damage hair. I love how my hair didn’t look frizzy at all!

The new easy-glide floating plate is designed with a little give to “float” in the iron. This provides better contact with hair and eliminates gaps to achieve straighter results faster.

The carbon provides maximum anti-static and anti-frizz protection for high-intensity shine and manageability. The ribbed texture on outer housing guides hair to curl as you turn the iron to create more volume. It’s an easy way to add shape to straight styles.

This tool is designed for all hair types from fine to curly to most resistant and has 30 heat settings that reach up to 410°F. It has a 30-second heat-up and a uniform heat recovery system to maintain a constant temperature. The Conair 1 1/8 Inch Flat Iron with Bamboo-Carbon Ceramic Technology is available at mass retail, as well as at, for an average retail price of 40.99.

I also received the Conair® Carbon Smooth Extra-Large Thermal Round Brush and love this brush! My hair almost looked like I just came from the salon…almost!

Shape up and style your hair beautifully like the pros! This sleek looking new brush features the latest Carbon technology. The Carbon properties on the barrel help to quickly blow dry hair, curb flyaways, add shine and reduce static providing gorgeous professional results. The new wavy bristle technology helps to gently grasp hair firmly making blow-dry styling easy! It smoothes and strengthens coarse, curly, or wavy hair and can create soft waves or curls.

The Conair Carbon Smooth Extra-Large Thermal Round Brush is available nationwide at mass market and drugstore retailers starting in April, as well as at for an average retail price of $9.99.

I don’t usually use curlers but loved the ones I received from Conair.  I received the Conair AdjustaCurl™ Self-Grip Rollers. I love these because they are so easy to use and you can use them so quickly! My hair seems fuller at the bottom so it was great to add lift to the top of my hair!

If you’re looking for root volume, lift or customized curls, you can now achieve it all with just one unique hair roller! With Conair AdjustaCurl™ Self-Grip Rollers, you can create easy, root volume or curls of any size based on how tight or loose you roll them up.

To use, start with the adjustable piece out flat and roll it to the size volume or curl you desire. Add extra volume by rolling hair into the root volumizer roller, or, create classic curls, waves or smooth styles by rolling hair into standard rollers. With tourmaline’s iconic technology, the Conair AdjustaCurl™ Self Grip Rollers reduce static electricity, making for a chic and shiny end result. Once you’re finished styling, the Conair AdjustaCurl™ rollers become flat again to stack and store for ultimate portability.

The Conair AdjustaCurl™ Self-Grip Rollers are available nationwide at Kmart and Rite Aid, as well as at for an average retail price of $14.99.

I am excited to announce this special Springtime (Mother’s Day) Giveaway!  One subscriber will win both the Conair® Carbon Smooth Extra-Large Thermal Round Brush and the Conair AdjustaCurl™ Self-Grip Rollers. You must be a subscriber to enter! Next, leave a message below telling us your favorite hair styling tip or favorite springtime fashion! Deadline to enter is May 3rd, 2013 at midnight. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries!