Talk of Alabama Lifestyle Segment: Last-Minute Holiday Gifts from JCPenney, Burlington, Neutrogena, and More

During the holiday season, I hosted a Lifestyle segment on Talk of Alabama, ABC 33/40.  The theme for the show was Last-Minute Holiday Gifts.  Retailers that were featured included JCPenney, Burlington, Popsocket, Neutrogena, Zelle, and Hopper.  

Several of the products showcased were a hit amongst families in the local community.  As stated during the segment, JCPenney has a wide range of merchandise and affordable options for loved ones.  Burlington is another one-stop shop for families; carrying toys, pieces of furniture, and even cologne!

Products that captured a tech-savvy audience were Popsockets which is an innovative phone accessory that allows gripping while watching movies and taking selfies.  Additional tech features included were innovative apps such as Zelle and Hopper.

For those that are skincare obsessed, Neutrogena has a new cleanser that transforms from a cream to foam when massaged with water on the face or hands.

To learn more about the products see the listing below and enjoy the segment!

Family Retailers:

JCPenney

Burlington

Skincare:

Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Activated Cream-to-Foam Cleanser

Tech Toys:

Popsockets

Cellphone Apps:

Zelle

Hopper

CLICK HERE:  Talk of Alabama 12/20/18 – Kimberly West

Style + Life + Fashion Men’s Gift Guide 2018: Amazon Echo Input, Beard Care Kit, Fitness Activity Tracker and More

The holiday gift guide for men is finally here!  This guide (or list) is for the woman with a special gentleman who’s either sporty or technology driven.

Shopping for men can be questionable because they’re such diverse creatures.  Some adore growing out their beard while others are inspired by rock climbing!  Either way, we want them to feel valued during the holiday season.

With that being said, take a look at the gift guide below.  Last-minute shoppers will find a variety of items from Amazon that should arrive by Christmas morning.

Men’s Gift Guide 2018

Luxury Slippers & Mules Straight from the Runway: Lucille Slippers

Enjoy the luxury of high end, casual slippers modeled after high fashion looks. With superb quality designer materials, Somersby slippers add a splash of runway to your casual style.

Combining classic elegance with a sense of ease, the Lucille slippers ($99) will be a staple in your chic wardrobe.  Start and end your day in comfort and style with these classic, slippers lined with real fur for the ultimate in fashion and flirty fun.  The Lucille Slippers feature a beautiful embroidered floral motif or luxurious butter-soft leather uppers. The low heel provides just the right amount of lift to have you walking tall from sun up to sun down.

The Blanche comes in Premium leather and textiles but also on-trend velvet which is perfect for the holiday season.  Slip into the comfortable suede footbed for a sleek timeless look.

Choose the Zamora for a classic loafer that will fit your flirtiest dresses and favorite jeans.  These easy-to-wear, sophisticated loafers will transcend time and style in true Somersby comfort.

Starting around $75, these runway looks will make a statement in comfort and quality without the outrageous designer pricing.

Somersby is proudly owned and operated by Lamo Footwear. Lamo, founded in 1995, has expanded in recent years and operates three successful footwear brands. First and foremost is the flagship Lamo brand. Lamo creates outrageously comfortable slippers, boots, and flats for daily wear. Their shoes are available in over 4,000 retail stores around the world, sharing Aussie sheepskin comfort and California style around the globe. Oomphies is a casual and cool footwear brand for kids and toddlers. It gives your kiddos year-round wear that’s both high quality and high value. Trust that your kids can safely explore the world with Oomphies confidence. Somersby rounds out the diverse collection of footwear in the Lamo family with their luxury line of slippers and loafers.

Starting around $75, these runway looks will make a statement in comfort and quality without the outrageous designer pricing.

Somersby is proudly owned and operated by Lamo Footwear. Lamo, founded in 1995, has expanded in recent years and operates three successful footwear brands. First and foremost is the flagship Lamo brand. Lamo creates outrageously comfortable slippers, boots, and flats for daily wear. Their shoes are available in over 4,000 retail stores around the world, sharing Aussie sheepskin comfort and California style around the globe. Oomphies is a casual and cool footwear brand for kids and toddlers. It gives your kiddos year-round wear that’s both high quality and high value. Trust that your kids can safely explore the world with Oomphies confidence. Somersby rounds out the diverse collection of footwear in the Lamo family with their luxury line of slippers and loafers.

Style + Life + Fashion Women’s Gift Guide 2018: Ponchos, Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds, Quilted Card Holders, and More

Take a look at the Women’s Gift Guide 2018.  This guide is a great resource in terms of holiday shopping for your mom, sister, or favorite bestie.

All of the items featured can be purchased from Amazon.  How awesome is that to order gifts that will come to your front doorstep!  Also, there’s a variety of products (and price points) that’s sure to make anyone smile.

Don’t worry, the next gift guide will feature holiday gift options for the special men in your life!

Kim Kardashian West The Glam Bible Makeup Collection

Kim Kardashian West released her latest collection from KKW Beauty titled, Glam Bible.  It’s stated to be the one-stop for achieving the infamous sultry look.

The Glam Bible Collection features a six-pan eyeshadow palette, a Crème Eye Liner, false lashes, Crème Lip Liner, two Crème Lipsticks, lip gloss, blush, and highlighter — all for $150.

 

 

It’s Time! Here’s A Sneak Peek at Amazon’s Cyber Monday Deals

Amazon today released a selection of deals that customers can take advantage of throughout Cyber Monday Deals Week. Starting tomorrow, November 24 through December 1, customers can find deep discounts across a wide selection of the season’s hottest products across every department, from Amazon Devices to toys, electronics, fashion, beauty and more. All of Amazon’s Cyber Monday deals can be found by visiting amazon.com/cybermonday as well as on the Amazon App. Customers can also shop Cyber Monday deals in Spanish by visiting the Cyber Monday Deals Store via amazon.com/espanol or on the Amazon App. Amazon offers the largest free shipping selection in the country with hundreds of millions of items shipping for free in time for the holidays.

CYBER MONDAY DEALS: GREAT DEALS AND TOP PRODUCTS

With new deals launching daily, customers can set Watch a Deal alerts using the Amazon App (to download, visit amazon.com/mobileapps from mobile browser), and never miss out on a deal. Simply click Watch this Deal on any item and the customer will then get a notification when that deal is about to go live. Plus, Prime members can enjoy 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals. The deals included below will be available on various dates and times between November 24 and December 1, while supplies last, at amazon.com/cybermonday or on the Amazon App.

Amazon Devices

 Electronics

  • Save on select monitors and modern laptops
  • Save on NETGEAR networking essentials
  • Save on Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones, Noise Cancelling, with Alexa Voice Control
  • Save on Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker
  • Save on Sonos Beam and Sonos Sub
  • Save more than 40% on Prismacolor, Paper Mate, Sharpie and Mr. Sketch coloring supplies
  • Save on a Samsung unlocked phone
  • Save on Arlo Security Cameras
  • Polaroid 43-Inch 4K Smart TV, only $129.99
  • Polaroid 55-Inch 4K Smart TV, only $199.99
  • More than 15% off select Samsung QLED 2018 TVs
  • More than 15% off select Samsung NU8 Series 2018 TVs
  • Save up to 15% on LG Electronics 2018 Smart 4K TVs
  • Sony’s XBR55X900F Amazon’s Choice High Performance TV (2018 Model), only $1,098.00

Toys

  • Save up to 50% on select toys from NERF, Hasbro Gaming, Play-Doh and more
  • Save up to 30% on select LEGO
  • Save up to 30% on learning toys from Learning Resources
  • Save 10% on Melissa & Doug customized toys
  • Save on STEM and Learning toy favorites
  • Save on Monopoly, Transformers, and more toys from classic brands
  • Save on Trolls DreamWorks Poppy Large Hug ‘N Plush Doll and more stuffed animals
  • Save on Littlest Pet Shop Chic Charms and more
  • Save on Marvel Titan Hero Series Mega Collection Action Figures and more movie toys
  • Save up to 30% on select Tegu Magnetic Wooden Blocks

Fashion

  • Save up to 50% on kids and baby apparel from Amazon brands, including Amazon Essentials, Moon and Back, and more, now starting under $15
  • Save up to 50% on select Lands’ End Clothing
  • Live in the moment with up to 50% off select activewear from Champion, New Balance, Puma and more. Capture your experience with HD photos and videos from your perspective with Spectacles
  • Stay Warm this Winter with Columbia – Save up to 30% on select Columbia Outerwear & Accessories
  • Save up to 40% off select Jewelry
  • Save up to 40% off select Men’s Styles, including outerwear, sunglasses and footwear
  • Stay cozy all season with up to 40% off select sleepwear, slippers and robes
  • Save up to 50% off select Crocs Shoes
  • Save 30% on Vincero Men’s and Women’s Watches

Home Furnishings

  • Save up to 30% on furniture, lighting and décor from Amazon brands, including Rivet and Stone & Beam
  • Save up to 25% on AmazonBasics products, such as kitchenware and electronics
  • Save up to 20% on Nod by Tuft & Needle mattress
  • Save up to 40% on Keter’s Outdoor Living, Gardening & Outdoor Furniture selection
  • Save up to 40% on Bounty Hunter Metal Detector
  • Save up to 38% on BakerStone Pizza Box, Gas Stove Top Oven (Stainless Steel)
  • Save up to 35% on select mattresses, furniture and area rugs

Household Essentials

  • Save up to 30% on snacks, nuts and trail mix from Amazon brand Happy Belly
  • Save up to 30% on top selling Sports Nutrition
  • Save up to 25% on Grocery top sellers
  • Save up to 30% on select baby monitors
  • Save 30% or more on luxury beauty deals, including items by Clarisonic, FOREO, and Babyliss
  • Save 30% on Beauty & Personal Care Products
  • Save 50% on AncestryDNA Genetic Testing Kit. Only $49

Smart Home

  • Save up to 50% on the Hive Heating and Cooling Smart Thermostat Pack
  • Save up to 50% on Ecobee Sensors
  • Save up to 35% off select Sengled Smart Lighting

Gaming

  • Save $20 on a Oculus Go
  • Save $50 on a Oculus Rift
  • Save $200 on a HTC Vive Pro
  • Save $100 on a HTC Vive Headset
  • Save 50% on a Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Save 50% on Lego DC Supervillains
  • Save $30 on a Dragonball FighterZ

Audible, Music, & Books

  • Save $40 on an Echo (2nd Gen) when you sign up for a discounted Audible membership at $6.95 a month for the first 3 months (53% off)
  • Save 20% on the Audible Romance Package for the first 3 months
  • Save up to 80% during the biggest Kindle books deal of the year! Choose from over 400 Kindle best-selling books, including Girl, Wash Your Face, a #1 Amazon Charts and New York Times bestseller
  • Customers who purchase Amazon Echo, Fire TV devices, and CDs and Vinyl who haven’t yet tried Amazon Music Unlimited, can get 90 days free of the Individual Plan. Renews automatically, plans starting at $7.99/month after. Listeners in US can get unlimited access to more than 50 million songs, ad free, with hands-free listening with Alexa on their favorite devices.

Pets

  • Save up to 30% on Coolaroo The Original Elevated Pet Bed Large and more
  • Save on ABO Gear Aussie Naturals Happy Habitat Portable Cat Tent and more
  • Save on Pet ‘n Shape All Natural Dog Chewz Beef Bone Treat for Medium Sized Dogs, 4 Count and more

Sports & Outdoors

  • Save up to 30% on JanSport
  • Save 30% on Marmot
  • Save up to 20% on High Sierra
  • Save up to 25% on all Assault Fitness cardio equipment
  • Save up to 20% on the FITBENCH Flex
  • More than 22% off Life Fitness IC1 exercise bike
  • Save up to 30% on water bottles and hydration packs from CamelBak
  • Save 20% on Thule
  • Save 30% on outerwear from Columbia

Automotive

  • Save 30% on NOCO Car Battery Jump Starters
  • Save 30% on Trico Force Beam Wiper Blades

Small and Medium-sized Businesses on Amazon HandmadeAmazon Exclusives and Amazon Launchpad

  • Save 20% on Karolina Laura jewelry and accessories
  • Save up to 40% on Lorenzen Candle Co products
  • Save 20% on The Paper Medley Holiday Gift Tags
  • Save up to 30% on select Nixplay Digital Photo Frames
  • Save up to 30% on select Cocoon Cam baby monitors
  • Save up to 30% on Cubii Pro Under Desk Ellipticals
  • Save up to 38% on Rocketbook Erasable, Reusable Wirebound Notebook
  • Save up to 38% on Ninety7 SKY TOTE Portable Battery Base for Amazon Echo (2nd Generation)
  • Save up to 38% on LectroFan Micro Wireless Sleep Sound Machine and Bluetooth Speaker
  • Save up to 38% on GrowlerWerks uKeg 128 Ounce Pressurized Growler for Craft Beer
  • Save Up to 20% off windshield sunshades by Kinderfluff

IMDbPro Annual Membership Special Offer: Exclusively for Amazon Prime Members, beginning Nov. 26 for a limited time, save $50 on a new annual membership to IMDbPro, the essential resource for the entertainment industry. IMDbPro offers members comprehensive information and tools designed to help entertainment professionals achieve success throughout all stages of their career, including the IMDbPro app for iPhone and Android. Go to www.imdbpro.com to learn more.

Business to Business: Customers shopping for work can save big on items for their business right now. This holiday season, as an Amazon Business customer, business deals provide great end-of-year savings opportunities. From items for the office, including electronic devices, to new luggage for business travelers, Amazon Business offers deals for businesses across industries, of all sizes.

  • Save 15% on Rubbermaid Commercial Oven Thermometer
  • Save 30% on top-rated 3D printers from Dremel
  • Save up to 50% off select children’s books  (for educators)
  • Save 20% on ViewSonic M1 Portable Projector with Dual Harman Kardon Speakers and Built-in Battery
  • Save over 30% on DYMO labelers and labeling supplies
  • Save up to 35% on Pentel and BIC writing tools
  • Save up to 70% on Samsonite 2-Piece Luggage Sets
  • Save on SanDisk 200GB micro SD card

BUY GIFTS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST, INCLUDING YOURSELF

According to a recent survey commissioned by Amazon and conducted online by The Harris Poll, nearly 9 in 10 Americans (86%) experience stress during the holiday season, with one of the primary stressors among those individuals being what gifts to buy for people on their lists (58%). Amazon’s Cyber Monday Deals Week offers deals across curated Holiday Gift Guides making it easier than ever for customers to find the perfect items to give their friends, family, colleagues or themselves this holiday season. The recent Amazon/Harris Poll survey also found that Cyber Monday is a shopping holiday when many customers treat themselves, with 59% of Cyber Monday shoppers purchasing Cyber Monday deals for themselves.

MORE WAYS TO SHOP DEALS THIS HOLIDAY

Let Prime Wardrobe Get You Primed for the Holidays! A convenient, time-saving and fun way to shop stress-free for all of your holiday wearing occasions, Prime Wardrobe lets shoppers fill their Prime Wardrobe cart with eligible styles – from clothes to shoes to accessories – try them on at home and take up to seven days to decide what to keep. Customers will only be charged for the items they keep, and can easily return items that don’t work for free.

Twitch Stream: Amazon and hosts, Kinda Funny Games, will share all of the best holiday deals, tech toys, and offers for Gamers via the Games channel on Twitch live throughout Cyber Monday (Nov. 26) from 1pm – 4pm PT. In addition, customers can watch out for exclusive surprise announcements, trailers, and more. To tune in visit: twitch.tv/amazongames

Treasure Truck: Discover great gifts you never thought of on Treasure Truck. Opt-in at amazon.com/TreasureTruck to receive notifications for same-day offers – order the item and pick up at the truck the same day. Each time the truck rolls, you will find a can’t-miss gift or delicious seasonal food item. Today, gift givers who act fast will find the Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit, as featured on Amazon’s Top 100 Toys list, on the truck in select cities, while supplies last.

Shop in Store: With more than 100 Amazon store locations—including Amazon 4-star, Amazon Books, and Amazon Pop-Up—in 22 states nationwide, customers can shop Cyber Monday deals as well as highly-rated gifts, devices, and smart home accessories in-store this holiday season. Find the Amazon store nearest you.

AmazonSmile: Customers can support their favorite charity while they shop this holiday season. Customers who start their shopping at smile.amazon.com will find the same Amazon they know and love, with the bonus that AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the purchase price of eligible items to the charity they choose.

 Shipping and Delivery: All Amazon customers in the U.S. can shop hundreds of millions of items with free shipping, including products across the wide assortment of Cyber Monday deals, and for a limited time with no minimum purchase amount on orders delivered through the holiday season. Items ordered with free shipping typically ship within 5-8 business days. The majority of Prime members in the U.S. have access to one-day or faster shipping across millions of items, in addition to Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 100 million items, reserved exclusively to all Prime members. Prime members can also shop groceries from Whole Foods Market, through Prime Now in as little as an hour, in more than 60 cities, and grocery pickup in as little as thirty minutes in select cities. Additionally, Prime members can use Prime Now to get ultrafast delivery on tens of thousands of items across dozens of categories, including some of the best deals from Amazon.com, in 30 major cities.

 

Amazon Expands Free Shipping to Everyone for the Holiday Season

This holiday season Amazon is giving customers even more convenient and faster delivery options. Starting today, November 5, and for a limited time, all Amazon customers can enjoy free shipping with no minimum purchase amount on orders that will arrive in time for the Christmas holiday. This offer applies to hundreds of millions of items – the largest free shipping selection in the country. Plus, tens of millions of Prime members can shop with FREE Same-Day Delivery, now available on more than three million items – the largest same-day selection in the U.S. including the best gifts like toys and electronics, as well as home, fashion and everything you need to enjoy the holidays. Additionally, Prime members in more than 60 cities can receive delivery in as little as an hour from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now, making holiday feast planning even easier. This is, of course, on top of the unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping that Prime members enjoy every day on more than 100 million items. Learn more or start a Prime free trial to get the best of shopping and entertainment from Amazon at amazon.com/prime.

“This holiday, customers can enjoy free shipping with no minimum purchase amount on orders that will arrive in time for Christmas, including items from Amazon’s expertly curated Gift Guides across electronics, fashion, home, and toys,” said Doug Herrington, Senior Vice President of North American Retail at Amazon. “With hundreds of millions of items available for free shipping to all Amazon customers and more than three million items available with Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery, customers can enjoy the largest selection of items that are fast and free.”

Doorstep delivery and convenient pick up:

  • Free Shipping This Holiday: All Amazon customers can shop hundreds of millions of items including every product category with free shipping, and now for a limited time, there is no minimum purchase amount on orders delivered through the holiday season.
  • Delivery as Fast as Today: Tens of millions of Prime members can shop with FREE Same-Day Delivery on more than three million items. Place an order in the morning and receive eligible same-day orders before bedtime that very same day, seven days a week – even Sunday.
  • Two-Day Shipping on 100 Million Items: Free Two-Day Shipping is available to all Prime members in the U.S. on more than 100 million items with no minimum purchase amount all year.
  • One Hour Grocery Delivery + Pickup: Prime members can shop groceries from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now in as little as an hour in 60 cities, and grocery pickup in as little as thirty minutes in select cities – making holiday feast planning or last-minute baking even easier. And even beyond groceries, Prime members can use Prime Now to get one- and two-hour delivery on tens of thousands of items across dozens of categories in 30 major cities, perfect for last-minute parties, gifts or travel.

Every Day Made Better with Prime

Prime was designed to make your life better every single day. Over 100 million paid members around the world enjoy the many benefits of Prime, including the best of shopping and entertainment from Amazon. In the U.S. that includes unlimited access to award-winning movies and TV episodes with Prime Video; unlimited access to Prime Music, Prime Reading, Amazon Photos, Twitch Prime; early access to select Lightning Deals, one free pre-released book a month with Amazon First Reads, and more. Prime members can also get deep discounts on select popular products at Whole Foods Market plus an additional 10 percent off hundreds of sale items. Prime was built on the foundation of unlimited fast, free shipping, and members receive Prime FREE One-Day Shipping and Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery in more than 8,000 cities and towns, two-hour delivery with Prime Now in more than 30 major cities and unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 100 million items. Start a free trial of Amazon Prime at amazon.com/prime.

About Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews.

Amazon Prime Now: The Holiday Shopping Procrastinator’s Delight

Prime Now, Amazon’s superfast delivery service, will deliver up until 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 24 – coming to the rescue for last-minute holiday shoppers. Whether you need to buy one final gift or re-stock on holiday party supplies and decorations, Prime Now has you covered and can deliver those items to customers’ doors within one hour or less!

Featured Photo from Daily Mirror

Since launching in Manhattan in December 2014, Prime Now has expanded to more than 30 cities across the U.S. and includes more than 20 local stores and thousands of restaurants in the service. In select cities, Prime Now also offers delivery of beer, wine and spirits. Some of the hottest items available for superfast delivery this holiday season include:

Prime Now offers Prime members free two-hour delivery windows for delivery by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 24 when they order by 9:00 p.m. local time. Through Prime Now, customers receive free two-hour delivery and one-hour delivery for a fee. Prime members can shop on www.primenow.com or download the Prime Now app, available on iOS and Android devices, and receive real time status updates on their order.

Soft Surroundings Hug-Me Cardi and Wine Bottle Stoles Review: Holiday Must-Haves

Being cozy is a fashion staple during this time of the year.  Yes, it’s glamorous to wear backless sweaters and knee boots but being warm is more important.

Soft Surroundings is the perfect shopping destination for luxury and comfort.  The name alone speaks volumes and has something for everyone on your holiday list!

At home, I am known for being chilly and wearing a full robe.  In the midst of putting up my Christmas tree and running errands, I opted for my Hug-Me Cardi.  Let’s start by saying my life revolves around this fur jacket.

I watch movies in this jacket.  I go to the grocery store in this jacket.  I bake holiday treats in this jacket.  I have a glass of merlot in this jacket.

Aside from the Hug-Me Cardi being ultra soft, it has very easy, readable care instructions. Simply machine wash on cold and tumble dry.  It’s not like most fur jackets that loose shape and form.

To find and purchase the Hug-Me Cardi or Wine Bottle Stoles, visit your local Soft Surroundings or shop online.

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