Posts Written On February 12, 2014

Seven Acts of Canine Kindness

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Seven Acts of Canine Kindness

Did you know that this month marks not only Valentine’s Day, but Random Acts of Kindness month, too? This is a great reminder to always treat ours, and others’, best friends with love, compassion and understanding.

Our four-legged family members give us their affection and loyalty each and every day.  February is a great time to remind ourselves what we can do for them. This is a particularly good time to teach families who may have a new puppy or dog the respect and commitment that our best friends everywhere need, too!  Here are our seven tips to show kindness to best friends this month (and all year long)

Bil-Jac Best Friend Kindness

 

Click to see the other 6!

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That Perfect Valentine’s Day Look for Him @HugoBoss

A lot of you guys may be desperate for a date or dreading this Friday. If you are lucky enough to have a date for Valentine’s Day, make the best you can!

1. Show up on time!

2. Have a great attitude

3. Dress and act normal

4. Put on some Hugo Red

5. Show up with a puppy, if you can’t then a diamond, if you can’t then at least a flower!

Good Luck!

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Hugo Red by Hugo Boss is a Oriental Spicy fragrance for men. This is a new fragrance. Hugo Red was launched in 2013. Top notes are metallic notes, grapefruit, pink pepper and galbanum; middle notes are rhubarb, cedar, pineapple and metallic notes; base notes are tonka bean and amber.

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“An innovative scent requires an innovative source of inspiration and HUGO Red is a great example of this. We wanted to create a perfume for men that captures the idea of pushing boundaries and to achieve this we found an unexpected parallel with the behavior of cold and hot metal. The result of our creation is a contemporary blend of contrasting ingredients, full of cold and hot tension that stimulates the wearer and leaves him feeling energized and ready to challenge himself.” – Will Andrews, P&G Fragrance Creation Team and unique talent, making him a natural fit with the HUGO brand and the HUGO Red concept. In his own words, “I think creativity and pushing boundaries go hand in hand, and originality comes from individuals who are willing to take chances, to bet on themselves”. 

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Glitter & Glam with @Gleambody by Melanie Mills

I have a confession: I have no makeup skills. Every now and then I do a little experimenting, but truth is, I only have one look. I’ve been using a three-color makeup compact… I put the darker color on my lids, the medium color as highlighter under my brows, and if I want to be extra fancy, I put the lightest color in the inner corners of my eye for some pop and line the top and bottom. I just line the top lid for casual outings, and of course, I top everything off with mascara. Don’t get me wrong… it doesn’t look bad, but I am truly a one trick pony when it comes to makeup.

Enter Glitter & Glam, by Melanie Mills ($22).

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This glossy coffee table book is packed with 50 gorgeous how-tos featuring a-list models like Ariana Grande, Audrina Patridge, Brandy and Willa Ford, with easy, step-by-step instructions to achieve each look — all provided by Emmy Award-Winning makeup artist, Melanie Mills! Great for a makeup-skills-impaired gal such as myself.

I was lucky to receive a copy along with products from Melanie Mills’ Gleam cosmetics collection.

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Here’s the scoop on the line:

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Gleam™ Body Radiance ($15 to $40)

Mills’ signature product, Gleam Body Radiance is an all-in-one makeup, moisturizer and shimmer cream for body and face that comes in four signature shades. We’ve all tried shimmer lotions, but this one is noticeably high quality and incredible long-lasting. You can wear it alone,  over makeup or on your body (hit up your collarbone and shoulders for some added sexy).

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Gleam™ Lip Radiance ($24)

Topping Essence’s Best of Beauty 2013 list, Gleam™ Lip Radiance features seven shades of long-wearing, moisture rich, highly pigmented, non-sticky, and anti-feathering couture colors. I liked that this gloss has a good amount of opacity. It’s almost like a liquid lipstick. Very kissable.

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Gleam™ Radiant Dust™ ($59)

Radiant Dust is a luxurious loose powder made from high-grade pearls and all-natural ingredients. This can be used as an all-over shimmer powder for highlighting the face, under your brows and the body. Layer it up with Gleam Body Radiance for added impact.

With my Gleam cosmetics and Glitter & Glam book in hand, I took the leap and tried a new look. I used the Gleam Body Radiance as a highlighter for my skin and Gleam Radiant Dust on my lids, along with some of my own makeup, to achieve this look with the help of one of the tutorials.

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Get Glitter & Glam in book retailers nationwide, as well as leading online sites like Amazon, Barnes & Noble and more. Get Gleam online at www.gleambymelaniemills.com

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Love Blush Look for Valentine’s Day for Her

Don’t overload your Valentine’s Day outfit with too sexy reds and bubble gum pink!  Have a sophisticated outfit for white and blush for a perfect lunch date celebration.  This year, we will not be going out for dinner for the day of love but rather a lunch!  I think this is the perfect way to keep things casual without too much pressure on either sides.  Valentine’s Day is not just for lovers!  If you have a friend who needs some cheering up, make this day special for him or her just by spending time together. As I always say, love is a rainbow spectrum and not everything has to be sexual or relationship based!  It can be about friendship type love too.  Here are some gift ideas for your girlfriend, wife, friend, sister, neighbor….!
The beautiful Kenneth Cole stainless steel watch says It’s TIME TO FALL IN LOVE! It’s $125 and a super present. Every time she checks the time, she will be reminded of your love. This sleek timepiece combines classic and contemporary styles, crafted in stainless steel with a crystal-encrusted bezel and detailed with a transparent hot pink dial. Love Blush
Lacoste is so amazing and this new fresh scent is best transitional fragrance to introduce spring.Modern, iconic and breathtakingly simple, LACOSTE celebrates the debut of EAU DE LACOSTE, the new signature fragrance for women from the brand that captures the playful and sensual spirit of an enduring legend. The Fragrance Creating a fragrance that celebrates the iconic traits of a fashion brand and translates them into a sensorial experience is the charge of the P&G Design Team together with the fashion brand. “For EAU DE LACOSTE, the universe of the brand is very clear: the iconic crocodile, the petit piqué cotton and the classic lineage of the fashion label,” says Antoine Delgrange, Global Marketing Director P&G Prestige. “So we looked at turning this simple fashion design philosophy into a feminine and beautiful sensorial experience,” he adds. The result is a fragrance that captures the simple luxury of the refreshing feeling of pure white cotton on skin. To evoke the crisp, clean nature of cotton, a bouquet of white flowers brings to life the fresh, cooling caress of the fabric and conveys the sense of purity that white symbolizes. Channeling a mood of soft sensuality, creamy balsam tones add a resonant base. EAU DE LACOSTE is built on a classical fragrance structure, where the fragrance evolves smoothly from top to base notes over time, but superimposing modern ingredients on traditional ingredients, to generate a much lighter fragrance profile. EAU DE LACOSTE effervesces with sparkling freshness via juicy top notes of White Pineapple, with Mandarin and Bergamot from the unspoilt Italian region of Calabria. Expressing the purity that lies at the heart of the LACOSTE brand, the elegant, white floralcy of Orange Flower, Jasmine Sambac are woven with the almost textural quality of Pineapple Flower to create a delicately clean, natural femininity. A creamy and voluptuous sensuality lingers at the base, resonant of Sandalwood and Vanilla enveloped with Vetyver and Peru Balsam. Says Antoine Delgrange: “There is something truly sophisticated about a fragrance with a simple and unpretentious formula.”Eau de Lacoste Pour Femme is available at Lacoste boutiques and www.lacoste.com

Eau de Lacoste Pour Femme 50 mL $56

Beautiful!

 
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Love Your Pets Giveaway @SureFitInc

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I love dogs!  There is no question about that. Not only do I love my dog, I also love my friends dogs!  But you know what we all have in common?  Our dogs shed, they shed a lot… Actually I met Pocky because her owner and I were talking about best brushes to get the most hair off the dogs! (ZoomGroom). If you love your dog, you can win these 2 sofa covers from our friends at Sure Fit.

image003Cotton Duck Sofa Pet Throw $49

image002Deluxe Comfort Cover Chair ($59.99)

To win these, send a pic of your pets on your sofa by tagging @heydoyou/@surefitinc on Twitter and @heydoyou/@@surefitslipcovers on Instagram!

Good luck!  Winners will be chosen 2.17.2014

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Be Mine Valentine Royal Taste Chocolate Truffle by @Prestat

PRESTAT – U.K’S Royal Chocolatier, brings their regal confections across the pond with a collection of truffles sweet enough event for a Princess (the Duchess Kate + husband William are fans!)..even the guys will find these stately treats delectable..the Sea Salt & Caramel truffles are a favorite of the HRH Prince Harry!

Give a loved one the gift of a sweet legacy with this box of 12 artisan truffles by historic London chocolatier Prestat, founded in 1902.

The heart shaped box contains 12 different truffles, each is different and thought through from concept to execution. The flavors included are: Tropical Cinnamon, St. James’s Coffee, The 1895 Gianduja, Pistachio Summer, Sicilian Key Lime, Hazelnut Feuilletine, Sweet Sea Salt, and Ginger Fire, Orange and Frankincense, The Earl Grey, Coconut Oasis, and Marc de Champagne Jubilee.

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PRESTAT Truffles
Pink Marc de Champagne Chocolate, London Gin, Milk Chocolate Marc de Champagne, Sea Salt & Caramel, and Red Velvet.
Retail $24.00 (each)
Available for purchase: prestat.com
Even if you don’t have a Valentine this year, get a box to share with your friends over Rom-Com Netflix and a pajama party!
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