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Friday, December 31, 2010

Hautelook Deal of The Day : Erica Anenberg Soiree Necklace

Oh geez, how cute is this Erica Anenberg Soiree Necklace? Totally reminds me of a golden version of Hello Kitty's cute little red bow. 22k gold plated brass with an 18" chain and on sale today for a nice, affordable $38. Retail value is $170 so at 78% off methinks this is quite a steal. Perfect birthday gift, right? *nudge nudge wink wink* ;)

Sanrio Friends Earrings

Oh my, I have really been MIA this month! The good ol' "irl" has been getting in between me and my blogging (*shakes fists*) and lets just say it involved a great deal of packing and unpacking things. In any case, I'm all settled now and ready to get back to what matters most... bringing you lots and lots of cutesy goodness. Happy new year!

Giveaway : Pureology Holiday 2010 Collection (1/21/11)

The holidays are almost officially over, but fret not, Pureology has one last holiday gift for you: the gift of great looking hair. For the 2010 holiday season, Pureology created three glorious limited edition gift sets that are the perfect treat for yourself, friends and family to make that perfect first new year impression.

PRESS RELEASE: "Whether it’s a stocking stuffer or a hostess gift at your next holiday soiree, Pureology offers the perfect gift to suit every taste, especially sustainable ones. As an ongoing supporter of Global Green USA, Pureology Serious Colour Care is working towards a more sustainable future and will offer a special promotion this holiday season. With the purchase of every holiday kit, receive $10 off a $50 Global Green USA PureGreen membership and enter to win two tickets to Global Green USA’s 2011 Pre-Oscar party (visit www.pureology.com/holidaygg to enter). Global Green USA’s Pre-Oscar party is attended by A-list celebrity supporters, and features musical performances by some of the most popular musical talent, including Maroon 5, Sheryl Crow, and Gavin Rossdale.

Holiday Essential Repair Holiday Gift Set: Present this beautiful gift box featuring Pureology’s luxurious, reparative daily care system to the “hostess with the mostest.”
  • EssentialRepair Shampoo (10.1 oz. retail)
  • EssentialRepair HairCondition (8.5 oz. retail)
  • EssentialRepair ColourMax (8.5 oz. retail)
  • Price: $54.00

Hydrate Stocking Stuffers: Hydrate hair during the winter months with top selling HydrateShampoo and Condition! Products come in a chic purple satin clutch/cosmetic bag. In addition, seal split ends with EssentialRepair SplitEndCorrectingTreatment.
  • Hydrate Shampoo (10.1 oz. petite)
  • Hydrate HairCondition (8.5 oz. petite)
  • EssentialRepair SplitEndCorrectingTreatment (.5 oz. petite)
  • Price: $19.00

PureVolume Stocking Stuffers: Plump up holiday stockings with the petite size PureVolume System packaged in a holiday party-ready white satin clutch/cosmetic bag.
  • PureVolume Shampoo (2.0 oz. petite)
  • PureVolume Condition (2.0 oz. petite)
  • PureVolume ThickeningMist (1.0 oz. petite)
  • Price: $19.00
Availability: October 2010 in salons while supplies last. Visit Pureology.com for a Pureology salon in your area .

About Pureology Serious Colour Care: All Pureology formulas offer an industry first: Longer Lasting Hair Colour – Guaranteed! For more information visit Pureology.com or Become a Pureology Facebook Fan. Please note, Pureology products can only be guaranteed authentic when purchased from a salon. We request that you do not credit drugstores, “beauty websites” or other unauthorized retailers.

About Global Green USA: Global Green USA – the American arm of President Gorbachev’s Green Cross International – was founded in 1994, and is a national leader in advocating for smart solutions to climate change that benefit humanity by saving energy, reducing CO2 emissions, improving health, creating green jobs, and securing a more sustainable future. For more than 15 years, Global Green has greened nearly $20 billion in new school and affordable housing construction; authored multiple state and national laws and policies on green building, climate change and energy-efficiency; and responded to environmental disasters from hurricanes, to chemical weapons dumping, to sea level rise and the melting of the poles.

This month Pureology provided me with samples of their EssentialRepair Holiday Gift Set & PureVolume Stocking Stuffers to test out at home. Being a huge fan of the Pureology Hydrate system (which comprise my current daily staples), I was super excited to try out both the EssentialRepair and PureVolume lines, neither of which I had ever tried before. Thank you Pureology, I just luvs ya!

The Pureology EssentialRepair system: Like Hydrate system, these products have an amazing scent that isn't synthetic smelling, too perfumed or too heavily floral scented. The scent is actually really the perfect complement for the holidays with the slightly woody, slightly minty essence of Rosewood combined with Jasmine and Ylang Ylang... truly invigorating! The system itself works wonders on damaged hair. My hair is quite long and thick so the bottom tips of my hair tend to dry out and become somewhat crispy with faded color and some split end formation (oh yes, that does sound like a mess). The EssentialRepair system was awesome with softening up, hydrating and bringing some life to those severely damaged ends (great for those times between trims). While the other portions of my hair weren't as smooth and as when using the hydrate line, I would definitely recommend this system for anyone with all over damaged hair (particularly brittle hair) that has been damaged due to bleaching, coloring, etc.

The Pureology PureVolume system: Another great line, the PureVolume system contains Lavender, Papaya, and Lemongrass scents and is slightly sweeter smelling than the Hydrate and EssentialRepair lines (the conditioner is especially sweet smelling). My hair is very thick, so in the past I've normally stayed away from volumizing shampoos because volume has pretty much been the one thing I don't want. However, in the past few years I've started embracing the thinning shears and a little extra volume no longer hurts. The PureVolume line does add some nice volume, but as expected this comes at the expense of some hydrating effect. The roots of my hair do tend to be somewhat oily so I sometimes have problems with over greasiness when I use moisturizing shampoos- the PureVolume line provides a nice counter to that effect. As a daily sort of shampoo, I would recommend this line to those with moderately healthy, fine hair that needs some extra oomph.

Pureology is generously offering one reader a PureVolume Stocking Stuffer consisting of a petite size PureVolume System packaged in a white satin clutch/cosmetic bag ($19 value)!

To Enter: Visit the Pureology website & leave a comment letting me know a product you'd like to try (that wasn't mentioned in this post) or something you learned about the company.

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This giveaway will end January 21, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST. Open to US readers only. Good luck!

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*I was provided with the products mentioned in this post free of charge. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post &
was not obligated to give a positive review of the product. All opinions expressed here are mine. *

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Modern Classics Eames style rocker : $79 (originally $300) @ Hautelook

The "Plastic Molded Rocking Chair" from Modern Classics is currently on sale on the Hautelook website for $79 (originally $300, 74% off). The rocker is a great piece for anyone - from nursing mothers to kids to... well, anyone that just happens to like a modern, classy piece of furniture. I've always wanted to pick up an Eames reproduction rocker and with prices never seeming to fall below $250 the $79 price tag is quite tempting!

Friday, December 17, 2010

New Items from Sweetdolls on Etsy

Just dropped by Sweetdolls on Etsy (one of my absolute favorite Etsy sellers) to see whats new and was super pleased to find lots of cute new goodies! If you're still looking for a great gift for a youngster or just someone who is young at heart, Sweetdolls are a great option (they also ship super fast). Dawn, the owner of Sweetdolls, also does amazing customs!

Ericailcane Originals & Prints @ FIFTY24SF Gallery

Kinda cute, kinda creepy works from Ericailcane...

Entertaining with Oneida

I love to mix and match dinnerware sets for a casual, warm look - but some occasions really beg for matched sets. For both occasions I completely adore the durability, sensible looks and affordability of Oneida's "Culinaria" dinnerware collection. The amazingly sturdy, classy looking stoneware pieces come in a wide range of colors that are great for creating both single and multi-color table place settings.

From the Oneida website:

"A Brilliant Statement. Enhance your table with the Culinaria dinnerware collection, a solid color pattern that has long wearing durability. Circular banding and a Restaurant Rolled Edge line the outer portion of this mid-rim shape, providing a pleasing tactile quality along with easy handling. Culinaria offers a broad color palette, so designing your own custom table presentation will be effortless."
  • Twice fired, Vitrified durable stoneware, glass-like finish
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe
  • Mix and match Culinaria's colors for a unique table presentation

Oneida recently provided me with a 16 Piece Service for 4 of their Culinaria dinnerware (round) in the "A La Mode" color (a cream/off white)- which is pictured above. The set includes 4 each of dinner plates, salad plates, soup bowls and mugs. The 16-piece set has a retail value of $160 but can be purchased for $79.99 on the Oneida website. The pieces feel strong and solid, but not too heavy, giving each piece a very reassuring feeling of durability. The A La Mode color I selected is a nice understated cream color which is quite pretty and works well as a neutral that can be easily mixed & matched or used alone. Each piece of stoneware has a nice size that is large enough for adults/larger servings but appropriate as well for children or smaller portions. My favorite piece from the collection is definitely the mug! The shape and size of the mug and handle is extremely ergonomic and has a lovely feel when handled.

Oneida creates wonderful pieces that would be a great accompaniment to your entertaining at home (think: holidays) - from dinnerware to flatware to drinkware to cookware Oneida has an amazing selection of kitchen products worthy of taking a peek at.

Check out the Culinaria collection and more on the Onieda website!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Darling Clementine

Currently loving the gorgeous designs from Norway based design firm Darling Clementine. Everything from the simple (but bright) color palettes to the dainty (but angular) drawings screams perfection. Check out their webstore full of prettiness here: http://darlingclementine.bigcartel.com/

Darling Clementine also has an awesome Tumblr which can be found here: http://dcstudio.tumblr.com/

Moleskine x Pac-Man

In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Pac-Man, Moleskine has produced some great limited edition Pac-Man Moleskine notebooks. Major want!

Moleskine Pac-Man Pocket Notebook (3.5 x 5.5)
Yellow (plain) and Black (ruled), $14.95 each

Moleskine Pac-Man Large Notebook (5 x 8.25)
Yellow (lined) [not pictured] & Black (ruled), $19.95 each

Be sure to also check out the uber cute stop motion promo video for the collection as well:

New Vintage 66 Line by Alex and Ani

New "Vintage 66" & "Ooh La La" collections from new Alex and Ani line Vintage 66. Lots of pretty gold and silver jewelry with a just the right amounts of edge and pretty. Metal, crystals, stones and jewels galore!

Click on the images below to view the collections:

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holiday Shopping with CSN Stores

We're coming down the wire for holiday shopping (eek!) and while the internet is always a great option for picking up awesome gifts, shipping deadlines are closing in fast!

I actually picked up a few items from csnstores.com yesterday with an estimated delivery of the 17th, giving me some ample time to... well, not stress out. If you're in more of a rush, CSN also offers some expedited shipping options as well (I simply selected the free shipping offered for my products). Whether you're looking for an awesome kitchen knife, a pair of winter boots, a full length mirror, or a corner tv stand for your new TV- CSN covers lots of bases.

Here are a few of my last minute internet shopping picks for the holidays (all with the option of free shipping):

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mayle Holiday 2010 Pop Up Collection

First off, I want to apologize for being a little bit behind on drawing my Pureology and Areaware giveaway winners- I'll be drawing names later today (and if not, definitely within the next couple of days), I promise! 100% Pure giveaway winners will also be posted up soon as well. Congrats to everyone that won & a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to comment on the blog and enter our giveaways this year!

Secondly, Mayle's Holiday 2010 Pop Up collection is now available to view and purchase online. Jane Mayle's now nearly defunct line had been one of my absolute favorites for years and when the brand disappeared I think a little piece of me died. But the current Pop Up collection does help bring a little bit of joy back into my heart...