Posts Written On December 2015

Sexy Stocking Stuffers

static1.squarespaceHoliday shopping can sometimes be a real bore. Even with the convenience of online EVERYTHING, the joy of gifting can get lost in the clicks. offers the most unique gifts that put the spice back into your shopping lists!

With out of the box fun and flirty gifts for your girlfriend, boyfriend, bridal party, sorority sisters and hey! even yourself… Luz de la Riva makes the perfect sexy stocking stuffer!


Luz de la Riva Sahara Shimmering Massage Oil


Give your skin a touch of sparkle this holiday with Sahara Shimmering Massage Oil. This shimmering body oil’s fragrance has been composed of natural aphrodisiacs which impart intoxicating aromas on the skin. Made with natural oils including coconut, jojoba almond and sesame oil, she will leave your skin feeling radiant and smooth. Who needs tinsel, when you have Sahara?


Price: $38.00



Luz de la Riva Lulu 24k Edible Massage Oil


It’s no surprise that the Lulu Edible Massage Oil tastes and feels luxurious, but now you can literally indulge yourself with an experience fit for Cleopatra with Lulu 24k! The addition of 100% edible 24k gold flakes make the oil an extra special treat for the body. Made with organic ingredients and oils and formulated with natural pheromones, Lulu 24k will certainly keep you feeling hot even when the temperature drops!

Price: $40.00



Luz de la Riva Holiday Gift Set with Purchase


For the month of December, Luz de la Riva will be providing this sexy gift with purchase for ALL orders placed in the entire month! The sleek gift box includes mini versions of some of the brands best sellers including a Lola Body Wash, Sophia Soy Wax Candle and Sahara Shimmering Oil. Add this gift set to your sweeties stocking, or keep it for yourself! Nobody’s watching (but Santa!)

Price: Free, with any purchase for the month of December



Stocking Stuffers For The Beauty Addict


Stocking stuffers are gifts small enough to fit in a Christmas stocking. These inexpensive smaller gifts can be anything from candy to a lipstick and are usually given as an addition to the actual present. Here’s your Stocking Stuffer guide for the beauty addict in your family!


Ciaté London 3 Piece Liquid Velvet

This limited-edition set with three mini, matte Liquid Velvet™ Lip Slick lip colors is perfect for the holiday season ($22.00).

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Yog Nog Bath Bombs

This luxurious bomb is sure to warm you up cold, frosty evenings ($6.95).


Earth Kiss Face Mask

Earth Kiss face masks not only deep-cleanse your skin and draw out impurities, but also help to rejuvenate the very essence of your being, while increasing your energy levels and relieving stress and anxiety.


Makeup Academy Holiday Collection 

The holiday makeup kits are the perfect stocking stuffers for beauty enthusiasts ($15-$20).


Santa’s Lip Scrub

Smooth and soften lips with our scrumptious, cola-flavored lip scrub ($8.95).

Formula X 5-Piece Customizable Nail Polish Collection 

This customizable collection has one full-size top coat and four full-size Formula X nail polishes of your choice ($10.00).



Rosy Christmas-Red

This pint-sized package contains fan favorite Rose Jam Shower Gel and Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner for soft skin and decadent, floral showers all winter long ($16.95).


Try The World Pop-Up & Exclusive Sneak Peek of Thailand Box

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Gourmet foods from around the world are now available in one convenient location!


Last Tuesday night, was invited to attend an evening of international food and drink to celebrate the launch of Try The World’s dynamic pop-up boutique. 


Try The World’s pop-up store (118 Orchard St. at Delancey) will be open every day from 10am – 7pm through Dec. 29, selling boxes from Spain, Japan, Paris and the limited-edition Holiday Box.

Try The World‘s upcoming Thailand box will be a great way to kick off the new year. The box features 8 novelties, available in various versions. Listed below is a sneak peek to awaken your appetite of what’s to come!

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Jasberry | Jasberry Rice | Roi-Et & Yasothon

A new strain of rice, jasberry is packed with antioxidants and fiber, making it one of the most healthful varieties. It’s also GMO-free, organic, and fair trade: Siam employs only small-scale producers and shares a third of their profits with farmers and cooperatives.

  • supports local community
  • all-natural or organic
  • sustainably grown

Nittaya Thai Curry | Curry Paste | Pathum Thani

Centuries ago, Thai cooks took inspiration from Indian curry to create a distinct variation using fresh herbs. Based on their traditional family recipe, Nittaya has gained a reputation for quality, making this curry a new staple in home kitchens in Thailand.

  • all-natural or organic
  • family business
  • traditional recipe

Lumlum | Tom Yum Soup Spices | Lamphun

A perfect balance of sour and spicy, Tom Yum Soup is known for its medicinal properties. The lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, and chilies in this set are harvested from a small village in northern Thailand and make it easy to cook your own soup at home.

  • traditional recipe
  • all-natural or organic
  • sustainably grown

Chiwadi | Coconut Flower Syrup | Samut Songkhram

A popular sugar replacement, this hand-harvested syrup is made by collecting the nectar that flows from coconut flowers when the blossoms are cut and bruised. The producer, Chiwadi, provides fair wages and funds local projects in western Thailand.

  • traditional recipe
  • supports local community
  • all-natural or organic
  • sustainably grown

Virgin Coco | Coconut Crispy Rolls | Kanchanaburi

In Thai, these crumbly cookies are called thong muan—and loaded with symbolism because of it: thong means gold, so giving these cookies to someone as a gift is seen as a wish for wealth. They’re particularly delicious alongside traditional Thai tea.

  • traditional recipe

Eros | Dried Fruit | Bangkok

Families in Thailand generally buy produce from trucks that drive up and down the street to announce what’s available. These fruit and vegetables form an important part of the Thai diet. Locals enjoy the fresh or dried variety as a snack during the day.

  • all-natural or organic
  • traditional recipe

Chaidim | Herbal Tea | Chiang Rai

Chaidim grows their own organic aromatics in northern Thailand to create healthful tea blends, such as these three made with lemongrass. A natural tonic, lemongrass has anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, antioxidant, and therapeutic properties.

  • all-natural or organic
  • sustainably grown
  • supports local community

Wangderm | Thai Iced Tea Kit | Chiang Rai

The milky and grassy flavors of Thai iced tea make it one of Thailand’s best-loved beverages. This kit is made by Wangderm, a company established on the site of the old royal palace in Bangkok that is committed to preserving Thai culture through food.

  • traditional recipe
  • family business

***Siammit | Spicy Rice Crackers | Suphanburi

Thailand is the second largest exporter of rice in the world, and rice forms the base of almost every Thai dish. These crackers are a wonderful variation on the staple grain: crunchy and full of flavorful spices, they’re an addicting snack that’s great with tea.

  • traditional recipe

***Minemadame | Taro Chips | Saraburi

A starchy root vegetable, taro tastes similarly to a potato, but is richer and milky in flavor. It’s generally sold fresh, cooked, or fried in markets in Thailand. True to Thai tradition, these chips are sweet and salty—a delicious snack at any time of day.

  • traditional recipe
  • all-natural or organic


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LIT NYC – inspired by wearable technology and a city that never sleeps

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This new and innovative cosmetic brand is inspired by wearable technology and a city that never sleeps. Products include nail polishes and lip gloss, both featuring an LED lighted cap for precise application.

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LIT NYC Nail Polish ($7.50; CVS)

High tech LED lighted nail cap makes applying your polish easy while giving your nails a professional look. Salon quality long wearing and high shine finish. Free of formaldehyde, camphor, DBP, formaldehyde resin and toluene. Available in 24 colors!

LIT NYC Lipgloss ($7.50; CVS)

High tech LED lighted cap illuminates the lip and a convenient mirror on the bottle allows for precise application anytime, anywhere. Serious shine and sexy color in sheer and cream formulas can be worn alone or over any lip product. Available in 12 shades!


LIT NYC Holiday Lights Duo ($15; CVS)

Limited Edition Set Includes: LIT NYC Nail Polish with high tech LED lighted cap and LIT NYC Lip Gloss with high tech LED lighted cap

Available in: Mistletoe Kisses, Winter Wonderland, Chill Out, Jingle All The Way



Winter Makeup with Hard Candy Cosmetics

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Each season brings new beauty trends and this winter is no exception!


Indulge with deep brown, gray and metallic shades that offer warm hues for the winter months.  The new Hard Candy Shadow Sphere Baked Eye Shadow palettes includes a range of ten coordinated hues, a mirror and two applicators for on the go application.  Available in three different shades that will help achieve the perfect winter look.


Hard Candy Shadow Spheres Baked Eye Shadow, $8.00

  • Portable eye shadow palette with a range of ten coordinated hues, a mirror and two applicators
  • Baked shadows that can be used wet or dry for build able intensity
  • Dark shades can be used wet, as eyeliner to achieve a sultry smoky effect
  • Available in three different shades including Light N Night, Nudes N’ Roses and My Bright Life

The Hard Candy Shadow Spheres Baked Eye Shadow palettes are available at Walmart and


New App Alert: MINDBODY


MINDBODY has just launched its new mobile app today! The MINDBODY App, available for free on the App Store, Google Play and Amazon, expands on the company’s previous MINDBODY Connect® app, using location and past activities to help people find, book and pay for personalized wellness experiences – from yoga, Pilates and personal training, to spinning, acupuncture, massage and more – in their community or on the road.

Features Include:

  • Deals
    •  Recommended deals appear right on the app’s Home screen, encouraging users to try new and complementary activities at their favorite locations or beyond.
  • Schedule
    •  With one universal login, users can access the real-time schedule of any business within the MINDBODY network. Users can also instantly view their own, combined schedule of upcoming sessions at multiple businesses on one screen.
  •  Ratings and Reviews
    •  After every class or appointment completed, users are prompted to rate and review their experience. By aggregating these genuine reviews, the MINDBODY App enables wellness seekers to make more informed decisions, increasing consumer engagement with wellness providers around the world.
  • Wearable Integrations
    • Users can also connect their Fitbit activity tracker with the app to see personal activity data achieved during each workout: total active minutes achieved, total calories burned and average heart rate. Heart rate information is only available with Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge.
  • Favorites
    • After someone books a class or appointment through the app, that business is automatically saved as one of their Favorites, making it easy to book future sessions.
  • City-by-City Wellness Month
    • MINDBODY will promote the new app in major cities nationwide throughout 2016 with month-long promotional events, startingJanuary 2nd in San Francisco. The “Book It, Love It.” wellness month will include daily events, free and discounted classes, special promotions and more, all designed to encourage people to find and book what makes them feel their best, every day. Event examples include beach fitness classes, couples massage, nutrition counseling and happy-hour workouts.


For more information about the new MINDBODY App, visit