5.31.2013

Father's Day Cards



justWinkTM
The Father’s Day justWinkTM collection will make all the dads in your life feel extra special with one of our awesomely handsome cards. Whether dad is a barbeque master or your own super-hero, we've got something he is sure to love in our collection of sweet, sentimental and absolutely hilarious cards. Check out the free justWinkTM app for your iPhone or Android at www.justwink.com for more cards for dad.

Great card for Father's Day. Nice variety of textures on the front of the card. Colors pop and inside reads, "And I'm ridiculously cool, so nicely done, sir. Happy Father's Day."

Party StartersTM
Carlton Cards introduces Party StartersTM, a new card innovation ideal for Father’s Day. Open the card to enjoy a googly-eyed object spring to life in sync to a funny original song.  A great way to jump-start dad’s special day!

Consumers can find Party Starters and justWink™ cards in addition to a selection of other great new innovations from Carlton Cards at participating drug chains, grocery stores and mass retailers nationwide, as well as in Carlton Cards retail stores.

This card is extremely entertaining. Perfect for surprising a special dad on Father's Day. Truly a keepsake item. Opening the card will surprise its recipient with the googly-eyed golf ball moving while playing a catchy tune. Inside reads "Lots of love and wishes for a tee-riffic Father's Day!" 

Treat your dad to one of these cards. We loved them, and we are sure you and your dad will love them too!

About Carlton Cards Ltd.
Carlton Cards Canada is a subsidiary of American Greetings Corporation with corporate headquarters located in Mississauga, Ontario.  Our greeting cards are found under the brand names of Carlton Cards, American Greetings, Gibson, Papyrus, Recycled Greeting Papers, Tender Thoughts and, for French-speaking consumers Entre Nous and Tout en Tendresse.  For more information on the Corporation, visit http://carltoncards.ca/.  You can also follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CarltonCards and on Twitter@Carltoncards.

About American Greetings Corporation
For more than 100 years, American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM) has been a creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products that assist consumers in enhancing their relationships. The Company's major greeting card lines are American Greetings, Carlton Cards, Gibson, Recycled Paper Greetings and Papyrus, and other paper product offerings include DesignWare party goods and American Greetings and Plus Mark gift-wrap and boxed cards. American Greetings also has one of the largest collections of electronic greetings on the Web, including cards available at AmericanGreetings.com through AG Interactive, Inc. (the Company's online division). In addition to its product lines, American Greetings also creates and licenses popular character brands through the American Greetings Properties group. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, American Greetings generates annual revenue of approximately $1.6 billion, and its products can be found in retail outlets worldwide. For more information on the Company, visit http://corporate.americangreetings.com.





5.30.2013

LUSH: Dirty Hair Cream and Dirty Toothy Tabs



Get Dad Groomed for Father's Day!: LUSH Dirty Range ($3.95-$28.95)
 Hair gel, toothpaste and everything in between

Dirty Hair Cream 
What: Dirty Hair Cream
Price: 15.95
Featured Ingredient: Sandalwood Oil
Size: 100 g
How to Use: Rub between your fingers, scrunch and smooth into hair. 
Dirty Hair Cream is a great product, very creamy, moldable. It keeps your hair in place without being hard. It stays very flexible throughout and looks very natural. It has a nice scent that keeps you smelling fresh during the day.
Dirty Toothy Tabs
What: Dirty Toothy Tabs
Price: $4.95
Featured Ingredient: Spearmint Oil
Contains: 40 tablets
How to use: Crunch tablet with your teeth. Use wet toothbrush and brush!

We love Toothy Tabs! Using these instead of regular toothpaste is a treat. The product itself works well and LUSH sells hand-made and natural products that are safe and environmentally friendly. 
After brushing teeth are clean and smooth and leave your mouth with a clean feel and taste. The dirty has a light spearmint flavor and the tablet mixes nicely and foams a lot. 
We love LUSH's selection of flavors, and these toothy tabs are better for the environment. No tubes to throw out, these boxes can be recycled. 
Excellent for traveling and very convenient size. 

Father's Day - LUSH


"This Father’s Day, think outside the box when planning Dad’s special day. LUSH has unique ideas to make your main man’s holiday one to remember, with everything from distinctive scents to gifts packed with pop-approved products. So put down the tie and head to LUSH and pick up something just a bit different to thank him for all he does!"

Squeaky Clean Gifts: LUSH Gift Sets ($42.95-$86.95)
Celebrate Dad with a gift that really packs a punch! He’ll be feeling groovy with a LUSH gift box chock-full of refreshing soaps and best-selling LUSH shower products like our Happy Hippy and Grass shower gels, Sea Vegetable, Karma and Dirty soaps as well as massage bars and body butters. There’s a gift sure to make every Dad smile!


Get Dad Groomed!: LUSH Dirty Range ($3.95-$28.95)
Whether he’s fixing the car or taking out the garbage, getting his hands dirty is just what Dad does! Here’s some potent picks for cleaning up his act from hair gel, toothpaste and everything in between!




La Vie en Rose Aqua Summer 2013

La Vie en Rose has some fantastic swimwear pieces this season! From tropical prints, to pin-up glamour, this brand has something to suit your every need.

Their 2013 swimwear line has timeless pieces in black, and this line also gives us fun summery floral numbers as well. We especially love how flattering their swimwear looks and highly recommend this number below! 
This is a swimsuit during the day and can convert into a dress at night! Their retro chic item of the summer, 2 in 1 number is chic and classy while its gather's are extra forgiving and its bandeau is extremely flattering. 



S-XL
$69.95
Comes with: Molded foam cups and removable halter straps
Available in Black


Such a fun playful number to go to the beach in. Fun print, with pink detailing. La Vie en Rose has very soft material for their swimwear. 

Palm Tree Mix and Match ESP Bikini Top





XS-XL
$39.95 (top) $34.95 (bottom)
Same print available in different styles

Be sure to visit their website at lavieenrose.com or one of their stores! You can currently get 10$ off with the purchase of a swimset. They have a fantastic selection of swimwear as well as accessories for the beach. 

5.21.2013

Caudalie Draining Herbal Tea


"Nutricosmetics, ingestible beauty products that work from the inside out, are undeniably one of the fastest-growing segments of cosmetic products. Aside from capsules and bars, herbal teas and vitamin-enriched beverages are quickly gaining popularity in the world of nutraceuticals.

Both Caudalie and Inovacure have responded to the demand with beautifying beverages.

Raise your glass to reduce the signs of aging, eliminate toxins and feel beautiful! Choose from a refreshing cranberry cocktail or a warm soothing herbal tea – Cheers! "



Inovacure ($55):
The first concentrated vitality cocktail that’s collagen based and enriched with antioxidants. This Anti-Aging formula helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and enhances skin quality.


Caudalie Draining Herbal Teas ($14):
A delicious blend of red vine, cinnamon, blueberry, cassis and sweet orange zest, these herbal infusions were exclusively created for the Vinothérapie® Tisanerie des Spas. Part of Caudalie’s contouring regimen, they accelerate the elimination of water and toxins for an immediate sensation of well-being.

Caudalie's tea is very enjoyable. The flavor is rich and woody with a slightly sweet after taste. It is not overly strong. 
After a few days this tea has helped bloating as it drains the water in your body.
We highly recommend giving this a try!

What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Petro-Chemicals- PhthalatesWhat else you need to know:These delectable teas are 100% natural, Ecocert/AB certified, and caffeine free. Each purchase includes 20 sachets

5.17.2013

Mondor

"On March 11-17, 2013, figure skating fans from around the world gathered in London, Ontario for the 2013 ISU World Figure Skating Championships. The best 200 figure skaters in the world, from over 50 different countries competed at the event at the Budweiser Gardens in London….and Mondor was on the ice!
Canada’s own leading brand of high performance tights and competition apparel for skaters around the world, was delighted to team up with Skate Canada at the Championship. Mondor outfitted the flower girls, and after each performance the brand offered a new style of figure skating tights to the skaters – tossing the tights on the ice in lieu of flowers. During the closing ceremonies, the athletes expressed sheer delight over the chance to be one of the first to wear this new sku (3322).  To date, the feedback has been phenomenal!"


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Tights can make or break an outfit. We recommend Mondor for chic tights that suit your needs. The two products tested both had a soft comfortable feeling on the leg, were easy to put on and take off, looked great in appearance, and didn't roll much at the waist. They also added a dressy feel to our look!

Sizes come in small, medium, tall and extra tall. 

Visit Mondor's Website to shop online or find a retailer near you! 

5.08.2013

Icebreaker T-Shirt....Giveaway!

"Just in time for warm weather, Icebreaker introduces its Spring/Summer 2013 t-shirt line for both men and women. Three guest artists were invited to create graphics that bring contrasting ideas together in new and surprising ways for this collection. 

The three artists are: Penny Stotter, a New Zealander who creates silhouette-based screenprints, Adam Haynes, a US artist whose playful designs bring together elements as disparate as a caravan crossed with a turtle, and Ed Hepp, a US artist whose prints contain an element of surprise and discovery."













How to win:



*Write 'Icebreaker T-Shirt Giveaway' on the Subject Line

*Contest is open to Canadian addresses only


Give away closes on May 19 at 11:59 pm and winner will be chosen at random.



Goodluck!
The Winner has been notified
There is an Icebreaker contest going on on their Facebook page. If you visit their page you can increase your chances of winning. icebreaker.com/tshirts






LUSH Cosmetics "The Mermaid"



" The ocean is vast and deep, full of amazing creatures that deserve to be cared for and loved. LUSH Cosmetics, passionate about protecting the world’s oceans, will be launching a limited edition bath bomb called The Mermaid, with all sales being donated to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to further their good work. This gorgeous blue bath was inspired by “The Mermaid Song” written and performed by artist Ysanne for “The Coldwater Project” album.

Ysanne’s “The Mermaid Song” is being released in partnership with Sea Shepherd and LUSH Cosmetics, where all proceeds from the song download will be donated to Sea Shepherd, and their ocean conservation efforts. “The Mermaid Song” is the first release from“The Coldwater Project”, an eclectic collection of 13 songs by Ysanne, featuring a symphony orchestra. Every song is paired with a non-profit organization and an exclusive brand to support a variety of important issues.

For the last 36 years Sea Shepherd, founded by Captain Paul Watson (a co-founder of Greenpeace), has been dedicated to marine wildlife conservation. Their mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans and to conserve and protect ecosystems and species for future generations."

Launching May 13th, The Mermaid bath bomb will be available ONLINE ONLY at www.lush.ca while supplies last and customers will also be able to download “The Mermaid Song” directly from the web sites mentioned above.

The Mermaid bath bomb ($4.95): For a sea-inspired experience, we’ve added some of nature’s finest ingredients to this blue bombshell – sea salt and seaweed. Packed with minerals, salt helps the body rid itself of toxins, while seaweed softens and soothes skin. Lavender instantly relaxes the body and mind, and lemon oil adds a bright, uplifting touch. Just lay back and sail away to shores of uncluttered thoughts, softer skin and warm, blue seas.



To learn more about Sea Shepherd, Ysanne and LUSH Cosmetics please follow the links below:



5.05.2013

Jan Marini Bioglycolic Resurfacing Body Scrub


Skin Prep – By using an exfoliator and moisturizer prior to applying sunless tanner, it ensures the color will be spread evenly and properly absorbed into skin
What : Jan Marini Biglycolic Resurfacing Body Scrub
Price: $37
Features: Suitable for all skin types, immediately softens body skin, moisturizes and soothes with a natural fragrance
Key Ingredients: Glycolic Acid, Polished Granules, Plant Extracts
How to use: Apply to skin and gently massage. Do not apply to broken skin or irritated areas.

Gentle and refreshing, and gets rid of rough, dead skin. Great to use before shaving legs and prevents body blemishes. It leaves your skin cool and looking fresh!


Santalia Daily Balancing Serum



"Before summer begins, get your skin beach-ready with the help of natural and effective Sandalwood. Sandalwood has been prized for centuries for its cleansing and healing properties and is a key ingredient in Santalia skincare.

New to the US, Santalia’s line of skincare products are an effective natural treatment to clear, calm and smooth skin. Scientific testing demonstrates that Sandalwood oil is several times more effective in controlling bacteria, stopping inflammation and even restoring balance to the skin than Tea Tree Oil.

The Santalia Daily Balancing Serum is the perfect combat for oily skin and breakouts. Its lightweight formula, a unique mixture of organic Sandalwood oilKakadu Plum or Australian bush food, Lemon Myrtlelaminaria digitata and zinc  helps counteract excess sebum (oily matter in the skin) production, decongests clogged pores and fights blemishes.

The benzyl peroxide, sulfate, artificial fragrance, dye and preservative-free serum leaves skin clear, stable and balanced."

This serum leaves your skin feeling refreshed. It heals and prevents, and is made from an natural blend of sandalwood oil.

The Santalia Daily Balancing Serum retails for $34.95 and is available for purchase online via www.santaliashop.com.


Mother's Day - Spa Sonic





Exfoliates, Cleanses and Smoothes 
"Clear Complexion Technology  |  Non-Irritating  |  Comparable to Clarisonic Plus Skincare System
The Spa Sonic Skin Care System Face & Body Polisher set includes:
  • 1 Body polishing unit
  • 2 Small facial brushes
  • 1 Large body brush
  • 1 Facial buffer
  • 1 Pumice stone
  • 1 Battery four pack
Spa Sonic delightfully deep cleanses the entire face & body, tones the skin, and makes you feel great.  Spa Sonic Skin Care System Face and Body Polisher is a waterproof device which is ideal for use in the shower, bath and sink.  It operates with 4 attachments (all included):  a small brush for the face, a large brush for the body, pumice for rough areas, and a facial sponge for micro dermabrasion and reduction of fine lines.  The Spa Sonic's dermal penetrating action promotes rapid absorption of skin care products.
Four removable rotating brush heads offer a variety of benefits:
  • Small facial brush: cleanses your face by getting deep into pores
  • Large body brush: cleanses entire body deeper than loofah & body sponges
  • Facial buffer: aids in moisturizer absorption & microdermabrasion to reduce fine lines and dark spots
  • Pumice stone: can smooth out rough areas such as elbows, knees and heels
Features:
  • Exfoliates, smoothes & softens skin
  • Recommended by dermatologists
  • Can be used with your favorite cleansers
  • Tightens & reduces size of pores
  • Supports the reduction of fine lines & dark spots
  • Eliminates dirt, makeup & oil
  • Safe & effective for all skin types
  • 4 bonus attachments included
  • Long lasting AA battery four pack – no need to charge
Spa Sonic tested comparably to the Clarisonic® Plus Skin Care System in an independent study conducted by the leading consumer testing laboratory (STR/Shuster Labs 2010).  Made with Clear Skin Technology, the Spa Sonic brush heads were specially designed by dermatologists, to deep clean while being completely non-irritating.  The Spa Sonic has been only sold in the finest Spas and Salons all over North America until now!  The Spa Sonic is now offered to the general public, which allows you to "Bring the Spa Home" and treat yourself to a Salon level experience."

Drugstore.com – $44.99 from April 15th to May 5th and on the home page product spotlight - that’s 40% off of $69.00!

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Violent Lips





Price: $14.95 contains 3 lip appliquéesWhat: Violent Lips Temporary Lip Tattoos
Where to Purchase: Violent Lips, Ulta Beauty, Sephora or view their store locator
Features: Formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Fragrances, Synthetic Dyes, Phthalates, GMO's, Triclosan
Instructions
1. Remove appliqué from the stencil. Make sure your lips are dry, clean, and free from any product
2. Measurement #1: Align and center the top edge of the appliqué to the top edge of your lips. Measure the width of your lips with your mouth open to a relaxed 'Ahh' shape
3. Cut the width to your measurements using the vertical dotted lines as guides
4. Measurement #2. Measure the depth of your lips with your mouth open to a relaxed 'Ahh' shape. The depth of the appliqué should match your outer lip. The appliqué should not go inside your lip (where your lips naturally stay wet)
5. Cut the depth to your measurements using the horizontal dotted lines as guides. 
6. This step applies to the top lip only. Gently fold the appliqué in half. This makes applying the appliqué to the curve of your top lip easier. 
7. Peel the plastic film off the appliqué
8. While keeping your mouth in the relaxed 'Ahh' shape, apply the sticky side of the appliqué to your lips. Generously soak the paper backing in water using a cotton ball or sponge until the paper backing slides off easily.
9. Seal and smooth the appliqué with a generous amount of water using your cotton ball. Repeat Steps for bottom lip.

Follow the instructions on the back of each application or watch Violent Lips' online tutorials to help apply the product. The tattoo itself is applied and sealed using water, much like a temporary tattoo. The patent-pending appliqué removes easily with mineral or baby oil and a textured wipe


Lasts between 4-8 hours depending on skin type and care
To remove: Saturate the lips with mineral oil or baby oil. Wait 60- 90 seconds then wipe off with a textured wipe. 

Tutorial video at violentlips.com


I love the idea of these. What a perfect accessory for nights out and special occasions. I can see some of these being terrific for Halloween and similar occasions.

Application is straight forward and will get easier the more times you use these.

This is such fun way to do something different with your makeup that you can't do by yourself
Seeing these types of designs and patterns on the runway has never been more simple to recreate!

Violent Lips has created a great product that it sticks on well. The color is vibrant and stays on for long periods of time.

I always do a bit of research before trying any beauty product and thought it was fantastic they had a tutorial video on their official website showing you how to put these on. Even without the video, you still will find application straightforward ( especially if you have applied temporary tattoos in the past)

Cutting the tattoo is the ‘hardest’ part, but that can be easily practiced with a plain piece of paper. You could shape some plain white paper to your lips and use the perfected shape on the lip tattoos themselves as well.

Placing the tattoo is the most important part but the great thing is once you place the sticky part down you can still move it and place it on your lips again, just as long as you haven't soaked it with water yet.

Take your time for the first time and it'll work out beautifully. Your lips will be daring and glamorous! Such a great accessory.