Find Bliss Mandarin and Mint at Sheraton Hotels & Resorts!

Just another reason to vaca. Sheraton properties throughout North America are rolling out new bath amenities, through an exclusive partnership with Bliss®, and serving up Starbucks® products, both coffee and Tazo® teas. The guest room refresh is one component of a larger effort to revitalize the guest experience at Sheraton’s 408 hotels across 75 countries, and is currently rolling out nationwide.

“Shine by bliss,” a bath amenities line created exclusively for Sheraton, features fresh Mandarin and mint-scented shampoo, conditioner, soap and body lotion and is offered in Sheraton’s standard guest rooms. A refreshing shower gel and an exclusive body sponge will also be offered in upgraded rooms for Starwood Preferred Guests (Jammahs, are you reading?), in Sheraton Club rooms, at Sheraton Resorts and to VIP/Suite guests. Bliss thermal shaving cream from Bliss’ new ‘Homme’ Improvement line will also be provided to Club and VIP/Suite guests.

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Handle with Care

Itchy love handles – no, thank you. At my bookclub meeting on Wednesday, several gals were complaining about love handle itch due to the dry winter weather. I’m experiencing this as well and it’s not sexy, dolls. But it’s easy to combat. I’ve been taking care of my dry handles with LATHER Bamboo Lemongrass Body Crème $22. Here’s the review I just wrote for it for Total Beauty:

Pricey for a body crème, but if you’re in the market and are looking to indulge, you’ll find a winner in LATHER’s piquant, therapeutic hydrator. Its thick, deeply moisturizing formula is perfect for smoothing rough elbows, knees, and heels that have endured rough winter months. The lotion penetrates quickly to recharge dull skin. Essential oils combined with bamboo extract encourage new cell production and impart a light scent that subtly remains without overpowering your perfume.

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Lancome Gift with Purchase at Macy’s

From now until February 24th, choose from three vibrant cosmetic bags in berry, aqua or sunset (I’m partial to sunset) when you spend $28.50 at any Macys Lancôme counter. With your cosmetics case you will receive samples of Lancôme’s classic hits: Trésor Eau de Parfum fragrance, Définicils mascara, Bi-Facil, Rénergie Microlift R.A.R.E. face and eye cream, Color Design eye shadow quad and lipstick.

You will also find a mini tip card with step-by-step instructions on how to create Natural and Dramatic looks with the products included.

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Vintage Valentine’s Day Gift

I just bought myself this vintage Italian poster of To Catch a Thief for Valentine’s Day.

I was inspired after attending a bookclub meeting at my friend Courtney’s apartment where she had an enormous print of THIS. And I thought, why on earth DON’T I have a gorge vintage film poster with my hollywood bombshell of choice in Italian?

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Win a Mac Book Air!

Lauren is giving away a Mac Book Air on This Next!
Here’s how you play:

1.) Recommend products you can’t live without (shoes, handbag, peanut M&Ms)
2.) Tag them “Air”
3.) Multiple entries increases your chances of winning

Good luck! I’m totes playing. My laptop is not working right now after the move. For some reason, the cord got yanked and now it won’t charge, nor will the cord stay in. The metal prong inside the laptop that attaches to the cord is broken. Feel free to volunteer any advice. I’m on the verge of calling the geek squad!

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"If you Wanna be Taken Seriously, you Need Serious Hair."

I was watching Cashmere Mafia last night (I kind of love it, although the lesbian plot twist is pretty unconvincing), and I almost died when I realized that Zoe Burden works as some kind of high powered woman on Wall Street in the same building (7 WTC) where I work! I feel very “mind for business and body for sin” right now. Except I don’t decorate my body with shoulder pads as Tess did in Working Girl. A bit of trivia: Working Girl was also filmed in the former pre 9/11 7 WTC.

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"Dune" it Well

Remember I told you how much I adore Guerlain Tan Booster? But you know I don’t enjoy a powder, so I’ve been on a quest for a cream bronzer substitute in the SAME exact light tan color as my beloved Guerlain bronzer and I’ve found the perfect thing. Prescriptives’ TechnoTropics Collection for Spring 2008 includes a product called Blush More or Less $21.50 in Nantucket Dune. This stuff is perfection in a compact. I’ll still use my Guerlain when I actually have a real tan (like, 2 months out of the year because I’m the fairest of them all!) and on my arms and décolletage (it’s DIVINE for that). But on my face in the meantime, it’s Nantucket Dune all the way.

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Miami-Based BBJ Readers: The Makeup Show Miami Takes Place on February 24th and 25th

The Makeup Show Miami will take place on February 24th & 25th, 9:30am-5:30pm both days, at The Miami Beach Convention Center, located at 1901 Convention Center Dr., in Miami Beach, Florida. Inspired by Cuban Café Culture, the “look” for The Makeup Show Miami captures the essence of South Beach with glowing skin, dramatic eyes, and sun-kissed hues of sunset golden brown, orange, teal and coral. If I had more vaca time, you better believe I’d be getting myself to this show!

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