Friday, October 31, 2008

L'Occitane - stocking stuffers for kids and all

As Sophia of L'Occitane commented on my last blog entry for the yummy hand cream, L'Occitane is certainly jingling along to Santa Clause lane with tons of great gift ideas for candy cane season. I always struggle for stocking stuffer ideas for kids as you've gotta be careful with finicky parents. This year L'Occitane has solved my problem as I've found a very cute Animal Soap Set for $8!! The limited edition contains 3 animal soaps and is sure to delight young children. Good bait to keep your kids clean too ;-) Enriched with Shea Butter, these pure vegetable soaps softly cleanse and protect children’s precious and delicate skin and are hypoallergenic.

For adults, don't forget to check out the Hand Cream Bouquet Sophia mentioned. The set is a great deal and includes all of the below for just $45:
• Verbena Hand Cream 1 fl. oz.
• Rose Hand Cream 1 fl. oz.
• Honey & Lemon Hand Cream 1 fl. oz.

• Shea Hand Cream 1 fl. oz.
• Cherry Blossom Hand Cream 1 fl. oz.
• Lavender Hand Cream 1 fl. oz.

You can also request a free sample with your purchase here.
L'Occitane rocks!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Alright "limited version" fans! Here's some more stuff I recommend.

My dear colleague gave me a truly kind gift the other day. A mini-set of new travel sized L'Occitane goodies! I LOVE L'Occitane and there was a time when my BF almost bought the whole line of the Lavender series for me when he couldn't think of anything else for V day, sweet ;-) So when I received this thoughtful gift, I was so excited. It's totally perfect for my upcoming biz trip to NY. She said that the limited edition Honey & Lemon Hand Cream was supposed to be superb, and OH MY! I almost licked it off my hand, LOL. It smells absolutely yummy! Such a great gift as honey and lemon are my two favorite flavors and the hand cream is very rich with shea butter. According to L'Occitane, the honey is imported from Provence, ahhh, another French luxury! Other goodies were the "RIZ (Rice)" series and the foaming rice cleanser - it even comes in a pump-style fitting. Such an amazingly convenient design for a travel sized bottle, I can't wait to use these soon :-) Make sure to snatch some up if you're hitting the road!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Intelligence at it's best!

Sephora cosmetic stores are addictive. Once I set foot in Sephora, why do I always end up spending so much time?

The answer is simple, good solid marketing. They know how to dazzle. New products have prominent placing and the store is easy to navigate. I love how you can compare similar products side-by-side without having to tour different cosmetic counters like a department store.

My friend and I spent a good 30 min. in Sephora this weekend, and of course I ended up with another product to add to my makeup bag.

Bare Minerals' "Mineral Veil On-The-Go", winner of "The Best of Sephora." This product is donned with a "Limited Edition Sephora 10 Year Anniversary" copy on the package and any limited edition is sure worth exploring. It's basically a small powder brush (retractable) filled with Mineral Veil powder that flows through the brush when you powder your face. It provides the ultimate translucent finishing touch to makeup, infusing skin with softness and light for airbrushed perfection. It gently absorbs oil and minimizes the appearance of lines and pores. I found it to be amazingly light and it really keeps my face fresh all day long! For a mere $28, this is a steal and now I don't have to carry a bulky brush and compact together :-) Intelligent design at it's best!