RIMMEL LONDON LAUNCHES THE LONDON LOOK INTERNATIONAL CONTEST WITH RITA ORA

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From 21st December 2015, Rimmel London is inviting make-up addicts everywhere to reveal their vibrant personalities and make-up skills by creating their own London Look via video or picture. Entrants could win a once-in-a-lifetime experience – the opportunity to jet to London to meet Rita Ora and work with her team of Rimmel London experts in the YouTube Space, a state-of-the-art video production studio. Winners will use the latest YouTube technology to film the ultimate beauty tutorial. And if they impress Rimmel, they could become a global Rimmel ambassador, continually creating new online content for the brand. Celebrity status beckons!

Entering is simple: create your best London-inspired make-up look and upload your video or picture on RimmelLondon.com, or follow Rimmel and tag your entry #LONDONLOOK on Instagram and Twitter. Experience in creating videos, pictures or vlogs isn’t necessary, the judges are looking for original ideas, style and attitude.

Rimmel’s Top Tips For Creating The Perfect Entry

Mix It Up: Look at what’s been done before, try to be different and stand out from the crowd.
Have An Idea: Phone box red lip? London eyes? Create a fun theme and title to help viewers understand your #LondonLook.

Set The Stage: Find the perfect backdrop with everything you need at hand.
Lighting: Make sure your face is well lit so it’s easy to see the details of your make-up creation.
Product: Let viewers know which Rimmel London products you are using so they try the look themselves.

Attitude: Be as descriptive as you can and show-off your fun side.
Edit: Cut out any mistakes or boring bits to make your video entry flow more smoothly.

The London Look International Contest With Rita Ora is open from 21st December 2015 until 22nd January 2015. For entry details and contest rules, log onto RimmelLondon.com.

BJs Wholesale Club – Top Ten Toys Holiday Segment

On December 12, 2015 I hosted a Lifestyle Segment at Fox 45 WBFF news station. The purpose of the segment was to share this year’s Top Ten Toys from BJs Wholesale Club.

As the Spokesperson, I was able to discuss the following items:

Doc McStuffins Take Care of Me Lambie

Doc McStuffins Get Better Talking Mobile

Princess and Ice Castle Dollhouse: A BJ’s Exclusive

Star Wars Episode VII Jedi Master Lightsaber

Care Bears Sing-a-Long: A BJ’s Exclusive Bundle

Disney Frozen Ultimate Olaf

Miposaur with BONUS Recharge Kit

BJs has a variety of products for all age groups and delicious array of food items.  This is the perfect time to renew your membership before the new year.  Visit a local BJs Wholesale Club for your last-minute holiday needs!

1907 by Fromm Copper Core Thermal Round Brushes – Product Review

Everyone knows that core strengthening is good for the body. But it’s also great for beauty tools, and that’s why the contemporary beauty tool experts at 1907 by Fromm have given their round brushes a metal makeover. Beauty Brands is proud to introduce 1907 by Fromm Copper Core Thermal Round Brushes.

Featuring a unique copper core barrel, these brushes take style to new heights with unparalleled advantages over brushes with traditional aluminum ceramic coating. The copper coated barrel isn’t just pretty to look at. It also ensures even heat distribution to dry hair 30% faster, while reducing hand and wrist fatigue and minimizing hair damage. Copper is also naturally antimicrobial, destroying 88% of bacteria, preventing dandruff, itching and flaking. And the brushes also provide superior shine.

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Product Review –

The 1907 Copper Core Thermal Round Brushes are truly beautiful in sight.  They’re a great addition to your beauty entourage and the bristles feel very sturdy.  Personally, I like the handle grip which is important in terms of blow drying the hair for a total look.  The brushes also come in 4 different sizes depending on the hair length; adding volume and shine to your tresses.

My hair is in a natural (chemical free) state and I like to blow dry for a length check and trim.  The 1907 Copper Core Thermal Round Brushes made the at-home process easier.  I was able to hold my blow dryer in one hand, along with the 1907 Copper brush and was done in a matter of minutes! Visit the social media handles below to purchase and learn more about 1907 Copper Core Thermal Round Brushes.

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Facebook: @beautybrands

Twitter: @beautybrands

Instagram: @beauty.brands

Hashtag: #beautybrands

Nick Evans for Woodwork Wine – Holiday Tips & Recipes

Food blogger and recipe creator Nick Evans of Macheesmo just for Woodwork Wine has shared holiday tips and recipes with our site!

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If you haven’t seen Nick’s blog, you might recognize him from NBC’s Food Fighters where he competed against some of the nation’s best chefs (and did really well!). You may also know Nick from his recently published cook book Love Your Leftovers.

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1. Do you have any thoughtful or creative ideas for holiday decor?

I’m a bit of a minimalist when it comes to holiday decor. I like to spend my money on food and drink! But, that said, I will usually make sure to have some fresh, seasonal flowers out. This time of year, I always like to grab a few poinsettia plants. They add great color to a room and are a no-brainer for quick holiday decor!

2. What should we bring as a hostess gift when invited to somebody’s home?

Don’t bring a dish unless you were asked to bring one or it is a potluck. If the person has planned a whole meal, then throwing another dish into the mix might make things confusing. You can’t go wrong with a nice bottle of wine. This year, I always have a few extra bottles of Woodwork Zinfandel to bring to holiday parties!

3. Can you provide a delicious appetizer recipe or any meal planning suggestions?

My new favorite holiday appetizer barely needs a recipe. Lay out a few cups of seedless grapes on a baking sheet and sprinkle them with some olive oil, salt, and sugar. Roast them at 400 degrees until they are bursting, about 20 minutes. Scoop those into a serving bowl and let them cool off a bit. Serve the roasted grapes with goat cheese over crackers.

4. Do you have any fun traditions that will inspire us?

For me, the holiday season is not only about tastes, but about smells. In my house, we always start a simmer pot early in the morning. I’ll toss in some cinnamon sticks, lavender, allspice berries, and whatever else smells good and let it gently simmer for a few hours. It makes the whole house smell amazing and it’s something we look forward to every year.

5. Are there any additional tips or ideas that you would like to leave with us?

Don’t spend all your time in the kitchen! I love to cook and love to put out an impressive meal, but during the holidays you also get a chance to see people you may not see again for a year. Spend time with them as a first priority, even if it means taking some shortcuts on meals!

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Christmas in Baltimore and Festive Activities

Baltimore city is an amazing mixture of the historical and the modern and would be a great end-destination for any time of the year, but during Christmastime, it is something special. The community in Baltimore comes together in harmony during the holidays and offers some of the most charming and entertaining festive events. From residents creating a world-renowned light show to bringing in traditions and entertainment from across the Atlantic, Baltimore, Maryland is the place to be during Christmas. We’ve compiled a list of the many ways to enjoy the holiday season in this captivating seaside city” from the BLT.com

Click on the link to read more:  Christmas in Baltimore

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Packing Tips for The Everyday Girl – Infographic

It’s no secret that I’m a Pinterest addict and this week would be no different!  I’m packing for a holiday trip and want to ensure that everything’s organized.  My biggest obstacle is planning my attire for the entire week.  There’s nothing worse than realizing I left something at home and instantly start to locate the nearest Target.

Regardless, there are some girls that get it right (in terms of packing.)  We all know them and recognize them in the airport. They’re the ladies wearing dark sunglasses, a Tory Burch Carry-On, bottled water, and portable cellphone charger.  This elite group of women are effortless, cool but most importantly have not left anything.

To help the rest of us (that are like myself) with packing tips, I want to share the infographics below.

Click on the photos to visit the site that provides more details for proper packing.

 

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Holiday Travel Essentials – Must Have Products

With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what essentials you need to bring for your holiday travel needs.  Pack light by bringing only the most important essentials.

Your 6 Holiday Travel Essentials

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1. The Refresher: During this crazy time, you want to clean and refresh your face AM and PM. For one that refreshes skin and foams away makeup and impurities –

Lumene’s Bright Tough Refreshing Cleansing Foam ($10.99, CVS)

2. The Best Face Base: You want to look airbrushed, who doesn’t? For an optical line and pore minimizer with instantly beautifying effect –

Lumene’s Bright Now Line & Pore Minimizer ($19.99, CVS)

3. The Perfect Brows: For easy shaping and filling go to the all-in-1 helper –

Smashbox Brow Tech To Go ($28, Sephora)

4. The Winter Glow: Get the perfect rush of color with a silky powder blush –

Smashbox Blush Rush ($24, Sephora)

5. The Perfect Red Lip: Pucker up with the perfect pout in your favorite holiday shade –

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick ($20, Sephora)

6. The Secret Weapon: Through all the highs and lows of the holiday season, make sure you have a spot treatment on-hand to fight against any surprise breakouts –

DDF Acne Control Treatment ($46, DDFSkincare.com)

Lupita Nyongo Star Wars Premiere – Lancôme Get the Look

 

Last night, at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere, actress Lupita Nyongo look glamorous on the red carpet. The Lancôme ambassadress captured eyes in a classic, yet modern look. “We went for old Hollywood glamour complete with red lips and winged liner, but with an unexpected twist, ” explains Barose.  “The addition of an intense metallic silver liner created an element that made the look both classic and futuristic.”

 

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SKIN/FACE:

v  Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate

v  Miracle Cushion Liquid Cushion Compact in 555 Suede

v  Translucence Mattifying Silky Pressed Powder in 550 Suede

EYES:

v  Color Design 5 Pan Color Palette in Style Section

v  Sourcils Gel Waterproof Eyebrow Gel-Cream in Noir

v  Artliner Liquid Eye Liner in Noir

v  Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eye Liner in Lumiere

v  Hypnôse Mascara in Black

CHEEKS:

v  Blush Subtil in Shimmer Petite Pomegranate

v  Le Duo Stick in Suede

LIPS:

v  L’Absolu Rouge Lip Color  in Absolute Rouge

v  Le Lipstique Lip Colouring Stick in Sheer Chocolate

 

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Queenstown Premium Outlets Holiday Entertainment

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Happy ho-ho-holidays! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Queenstown Premium Outlets is celebrating the season. In addition to extra festive holiday hours and special offers on quality brands throughout the entire month of December, guests are invited to Queen Anne’s County’s premier shopping destination Saturday,December 19 and Sunday, December 20 for festive frolics the whole family can enjoy.

On Saturday, December 19 from 12 – 4 p.m., Santa will make his final stroll through the center before heading home to the North Pole. Shoppers are invited to spend time with Ol’ Kris Kringle and submit their final gift requests. Guests are also welcome to take a photo with Santa, using their phone or camera, to keep as a souvenir and post on the center’s Facebook page at facebook.com/queenstownpremiumoutlets.

Shoppers are invited to take a break from holiday shopping to enjoy Yuletide entertainment provided by Bells of the Bay—a local hand bell choir. On Sunday, December 20 beginning at 2:30 p.m. near Auntie Anne’s Pretzels and finishing at 4:00 p.m. near Pepperidge Farm, shoppers can sway along to the holiday classics and listen to the sounds of the season.

WHAT:                                 Queenstown Premium Outlets Strolling Santa and Hand Bell Choir entertainment

 

WHEN:                                Saturday, December 19 from 12 – 4 p.m. & Sunday, December 20 from 2:30 – 4 p.m.

 

WHERE:                           Queenstown Premium Outlet 441 Outlet Center Drive
Queenstown, MD 21658

 

MORE INFO:                   For more information on this event, please visit premiumoutlets.com or facebook.com/queenstownpremiumoutlets.

 

 

Prime Now: Amazon Holiday Items to One-Hour Delivery

Just in Time for the Holidays: Prime Now Adds 4,000 New Items Available for One-Hour Delivery

From top gift-giving items across toys and electronics to wrapping paper and baking supplies, Prime Now has added thousands of items this holiday so you can skip a trip to the store and stay focused on doing the things you love

Starting today in Manhattan, Prime Now has added delivery of beer, wine, spirits and items from Eataly to the service

In under a year, Prime Now has grown from one location to more than 20 metropolitan areas across the U.S.

SEATTLE–Dec. 10, 2015– Amazon.com announced that it has added more than 4,000 items to its Prime Now service just in time for the holidays. Whether it’s a big-screen television, top toys and gift-giving items or supplies for yuletide baking, Prime Now has everything customers need to skip a trip to the store this holiday season.

“In the year since we first launched Prime Now for customers in Manhattan, we’ve grown rapidly to more than 20 metropolitan areas across the U.S. and we are excited to continue to expand our offerings whether that’s adding beer, wine and spirits in Manhattan starting today or continuing to increase the number of local stores and restaurants in the service,” said Stephenie Landry, worldwide director of Prime Now. “This holiday, we’ve also added thousands of products to Prime Now and we’ll be delivering up until midnight on Dec. 24—we are a procrastinator’s dream, offering tens of thousands of items that can be delivered right to your door in an hour or less.”

Prime Now is offered exclusively to Prime members:

Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, Orange County, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego, Seattle and Richmond. In select cities, in addition to the products offered by Amazon, the service also includes deliveries from local restaurants and stores. Through Prime Now, one-hour delivery is $7.99 and two-hour delivery is free.

Some highlights since launching Prime Now include:

  • The fastest order delivered to date was a four-pack of Starbucks Vanilla Frappuccino to a customer in Miami. The delivery was made in under 10 minutes;
  • In Seattle where the company offers one-hour delivery of beer, wine and spirits, the top-selling beer is Elysian Brewing Company’s Space Dust IPA and the top selling wine is Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon. Starting today, Prime Now is adding beer, wine and spirit delivery in Manhattan;
  • Prime Now customers in Baltimore, Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle enjoy free, for a limited time, one-hour delivery from local restaurants. The most popular cuisines ordered through the service so far are American and Thai; and finally
  • Delivery from local stores is offered through Prime Now in Chicago, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Portland and San Diego. The most popular items ordered by customers for one-hour delivery from grocery stores include organic bananas, avocados, tomatoes and organic apples. Starting today, Eataly is being added to the lineup of local stores offered in Manhattan and Prime Now Chicago is adding local store delivery from Plum Market, Sprinkles Cupcakes and My Fit Foods.

You can see some of the top-selling items by city through Prime Now in the accompanying infographic. To learn more about Prime Now, visit www.amazon.com/primenow.

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