Holiday Gift Set from KORRES Natural Skincare Products

KORRES has bottled up the intoxicating scents of Greece that capture the magical moment when the sun kisses the sea. Debuting December 1st, KORRES will introduce The Indulgence Collection, a series of limited-edition holiday gift sets, each featuring a super-sized luxurious Shower gel (1L) and Body Butter (400 ML) duo.

The Indulgence Collection is available for only $39 and offered in five scents:

  • NEW! Mediterranean Vanilla Blossom: A creamy vanilla, delicately wrapped in soft white florals warmed by the Mediterranean sun.
  • NEW! Unscented: Pure & unscented, this rich, luxurious body butter to deeply soften, smooth, and nourish the skin.
  • White Grape: Crisp fresh white grape, wrapped in soft peach blossom, with a hint of Aegean Sea breeze.
  • Cucumber Bamboo: Dive into this lush & delicate scent of Cucumber and Bamboo – tranquil & pure.
  • Cashmere Rose: Envelop your senses with petal-soft wild roses warmed by the Mediterranean sun.

Click here to learn more about skincare products.

SHOP THE LIST: LIKEtoKNOW.it Releases the Top Shopped Items of 2019

On behalf of LIKEtoKNOW.it – the first app to provide 100% shoppable inspiration letting users shop real looks from influencers and tastemakers – has announced their curated, data-backed list of the top influencer-driven products of 2019.

Just in time for the holidays, LIKEtoKNOW.it’s Most Loved Products list reviewed billions of products shopped by over 14M users to determine the top shopped products from their favorite influencers from fashion, home, beauty, lifestyle, and family categories.

Beach Day Hair Care: Carol’s Daughter Products For Summer Hair Routine

Don’t let the fun in the sun dry out your hair. Keep your tresses hydrated and happy with nourishing good-for-you products. Throw these in your beach bag or make them part of your summer hair routine for the sunny days ahead. 

 
 

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Prep your mane for long, sun-filled days with Carol’s Daughter Coco Crème Curl Quenching Deep Moisture Mask. It helps add deep moisture, touchable softness and improves manageability.
No time to deep condition before your beach day? No problem. Spray Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner in between your swim/tan rotations.
Give your curls a boost with Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Refresher Spray. The lightweight mist remoisturizes, redefines and renews hair without weighing it down.

Father’s Day Gift Box Sets: Beards, Gym Rat, and Coffee Lover

Do you have a dad in your life who needs a fun, one-of-a-kind gift that fits your budget? KELLER WORKS natural & organic bath, body and grooming products put together some thoughtful gift box sets that any dad would truly dig.

BEARD OIL SET; $40
This antiaging oil blend of grapeseed, jojoba, argan and rose hips oils are great for softening facial hair and moisturing skin. Apply by putting a little on your fingers and rubbing into the beard and skin.

PATCHOULI BEARD OIL: A mix of patchouli and lime gives this beard oil and refreshing earthy scent.

CEDAR WOOD BEARD OIL: This blend of cedarwood, tea tree, and lavender will leave you smelling like a lumberjack.

SANDALWOOD BEARD OIL: This sensual beard oil contains sandalwood and tangerine.

GYM RAT BOX; $27
Been crushing it at the gym lately? This set is for you! This box includes Keller Works chilling Cold Flash Roll-On Oil to keep you cool during a workout, high magnesium Muscle Soak Bath Salts, and our Chillax Magnesium Spray – recovery must-haves!

Cold Flash Roll-On Oil
Send a cool tingle of peppermint down your neck if you feel overheated, apply to temples for tension relief, or use to stay cool while working out.

Muscle Soak Bath Salts
Keller Works bath salts are a combination of high-magnesium epsom, dead sea salt, mineral salts, clays, and essential oils.

Chillax Magnesium Spray
Keller Works spray can be applied to your feet at night before bed, on your arms or trunk for a mid-day refresher, or directly on an aching muscle. These oils are 50/50 magnesium chloride and water, so be sure to dilute them for sensitive skin and babies. The skin may turn red and tingle upon application. This spray also contains a light blend of our Chillax essential oil blend.

COFFEE LOVERS BOX; $16
This box contains Keller Works Daily Grind Body Scrub, Vanilla Lip Balm, and Daily Grind Soap.

Daily Grind Body Scrub
Made with fresh roasted Carpe Diem coffee grounds for maximum caffeine, this caffeine-infused scrub is great for waking up your skin and fighting cellulite.

Vanilla Lip Balm
Keep your lips kissably soft with this balm made with beeswax, mango butter, coconut oil, shea butter, grapeseed oil, and vanilla extract.

Daily Grind Soap
This bar contains locally roasted Carpe Diem coffee. Caffeine can reduce the appearance of cellulite and coffee grounds exfoliate dead skin.

Keller Works soaps are handmade, organic, and cold-process. They have a thick, creamy lather and last 6-8 weeks. This bar contains organic coconut oil, organic and sustainable palm oil, organic refined sunflower oil, raw shea butter, rice bran oil, castor oil, Carpe Diem Coffee, coconut milk, and vanilla oil.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide : Something for The Fashionista, Beauty Enthusiast, and Athletic Mama

We have a little something for the mom in your life whether she’s a Fashionista Mama, Athletic Mama, or the Beauty Enthusiast.

MARSTÉ 
for the “Fashionista Mama” – available at marstefashion.com
Why Mom Needs Marsté: Marsté is made of high-quality material with attention to details. Marsté is designed for real women with real curves and runs size 0-22. 
1. Seattle High-Lo Sweater ($90) with Madrid Bodycon Midi Skirt ($90)
2. London Long Cardigan ($160) pairs well with [as seen in the right corner) Moscow Pleated Trouser ($90) & Rio Tank Bodysuit ($40)
3. Berlin Snap Midi Dress ($140)
4. Dubai Ruched Maxi Dress ($75)
5. Nairobi Wrap Skirt ($80) with Monte Carlo Back Zip Bodysuit ($60)
Makeup Geek
for the “Beauty Maven” available at Target, Target.com and at makeupgeek.com
Why Mom Needs Makeup Geek: This budget-friendly makeup brand is kind your pockets and is the animals with cruelty-free products.
1. Makeup Geek Brow Duo – 1oz ($12.99)
2. Makeup Geek Eyeliner ($11.99)
3. Makeup Geek Iconic Lipstick – 0.07oz ($14.99)
4. Makeup Geek False Lashes Graceful – 1 Pair ($7.99)
5. Makeup Geek Highlighter Compact – .25oz ($19.99)
6. Makeup Geek Eye Shadow Summer Surprise – 4ct ($21.99)
7. Makeup Geek Eye Shadow Purple Passion – 4ct ($21.99)
8. Makeup Geek Eye Shadow Naturally Nude – 4ct ($21.99)
IBKÜL 
for the “Fit Mama” – available at ibkul.com (select styles available on Amazon.com)
 
Why Mom Needs Ibkül: This activewear is fashionable and can go from the tennis court or golf course to a leisure outing with the kids. IBKÜL is moisture wick and has an Icefil technology in the fabric that decreases your body temperature as you sweat and move. 
1. Andrea Print Mock Neck Top 10176 ($96)
2. Ariel Print Long Sleeve Polo 11177 ($96)
3. Solid Short Sleeve Polo (available in long sleeve Polo 81000 – $88)
4. Lucky-Key Print Skort with Faux Wrap 26287 ($98)
5. Zazu Print Sleeveless Mock Neck Dress – 56291 ($126)

Mother’s Day Storefront Now Live: Amazon Curated List

Mother’s Day is coming up, and whether you’re searching for something for a new mom, mother-in-law, grandmom or dog mom, Amazon is here to help. Today, Amazon launched its new curated Mother’s Day storefront to help customers find the perfect gifts to celebrate mom this year (and all year round). The storefront offers an incredible selection of quality, top-rated items for moms – with top picks across beauty, fashion, home, electronics, sports and more. Check out some of our favorite gift ideas below, and amazon.com/mothersday for even more.

Seeking additional inspiration to celebrate mom this year?

  • Inspired gifts for everyone in your life. Amazon’s Gift Finder is the easiest way to find mom a gift she’ll love. Encourage mom to put together her own Amazon Wish List to ensure she gets exactly what she wants this year.
  • Shop fashion designer and television personality Whitney Port’s favorite handcrafted gifts for mom, on Amazon Handmade.
  • Give mom the gift of a sparkling clean house with help from Amazon Home Services
  • Give mom the gift of entertainment on-the-go with an Audible membership.
  • Prime makes every mom’s life easier, so what better gift is there this Mother’s Day? Visit amazon.com/giftprime to get your loved one three months ($39) or one year ($119) of Prime. In addition to unlimited fast, free shipping, Prime members enjoy unlimited access to award-winning movies and TV episodes with Prime Video, more than two million songs and thousands of playlists with Prime Music, unlimited access to Prime Reading, one free pre-released book a month with Amazon First Reads, and more!
  • Support a local small business and shop for mom on Amazon Storefronts.
  • For even more great Mother’s Day options, check out Amazon Home’s gift guide, which offers inspiring gift ideas for every mom including the mom who loves to cook, the entertainer, the gardener, and more. Also shop favorite picks from Martha Stewart, Giada DeLaurentiis and Cortney Novogratz at www.amazon.com/mothersdaygiftguide.
  • Want to show your mom how much you care with music? Amazon Music customers can simply ask, “Alexa, play the ‘Dear Mama’ playlist” in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android, or on all Alexa-enabled devices. Or, if you’re looking for a soundtrack to stream while making a nice breakfast for mom, try “Alexa, play music for Mother’s Day Brunch,” to hear hits by Dua Lipa, Khalid & Normani, Shawn Mendes, and many more.

A Few of Our Favorite Gift Suggestions for the ….

Foodie Mom

 

Design-Loving Mom

 

Active Mom

 

Beauty-Loving Mom

 

Fashion-Forward Mom

 

Pet Mom

 

Techie Mom

 

New Mom

 

Book Loving Mom

Valentine’s Day Date Night Prep

Prepping for Valentine’s Day can be a chore, but with the help of these date night essentials, you’ll be out the door and fully prepped in no time! These easy to apply, fast acting formulas will make your date night prep a breeze!

  • Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer (Target.com; $10.99): No time to moisturize? Don’t sweat it. This in shower wet skin moisturizer is the ultimate time saver. Simply apply on wet skin with the water turned off, and feel instantly moisturized just moments later. When used daily, you can end dry skin for good!
  • Jergens Brilliance Flawless Effects Moisturizer (Amazon; $11.99): This skin-perfecting moisturizer will give you all the confidence to wear that little red dress this Valentine’s Day! Going a step further than hydration, this moisturizer instantly perfects skin by blurring imperfections and improving overall skin tone on the spot.
  • Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color in Pink Blink ($4.99;Target.com): The perfect date night pink, with the ultimate perk- 60-second drying. Simply apply one coat, dry, and be on your way!
  • Josie Maran Vibrancy Paint Palate ($42.00; Josiemarancosmetics.com): For the final touch, and ultimate ease, add some color to your look with this multipurpose palate. Each blendable shade is perfect for eyes, lips,

5 Steps Towards Perfect Valentine’s Celebration

Life spins at warp speed, so it’s more important than ever to make time to show your loved one that you adore and cherish them. Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion.Sleepletics7199-BEDDING-CHALK.jpg

You know how you want to celebrate – just the two of you, spending a cozy night in, ending the evening with cuddling in bed, enjoying the sheer luxury of Celliant® Performance Sheets. More than beautiful and sleek to the touch, these sheets also show you care. Made with mineral-infused fibers that convert body heat into infrared light and reflect it back into the body’s muscle and tissue in a natural, safe way to promote a temporary increase in blood flow and local circulation. Just imagine how good you’ll both feel.  For a limited time, you can buy one set and get a second set half off with the promo code: LOVE at sleepletics.com.

Featured Photo from French Institute Alliance 

As to the important details that come before? Flowers, cards, dinner, chocolate and such that set the stage for that perfect time together? Not to worry, Sleepletics™ has scoured the country for what may be the best of the best in each category. Pick your favorite and enjoy the most romantic Valentine’s Day ever:

FLOWERS

Flowers speak volumes — and never make a sound. Yet since the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans they’ve represented love. Choose something classic or talk to the florist about a personalized arrangement. You can’t go wrong with flowers. Two top-of-the-line flower vendors are presented here:Session 2-009.JPG

The definitive symbol of romance, roses are the specialty at Ode à la Rose. Co-founded by two Frenchmen, the flowers are sourced from eco-friendly farms and arranged à la Parisienne. Colors range from the descriptive Snowball to Black Magic and many in between. Verifying your Valentine will like the flowers, you’ll be sent a photo of the bouquet before it leaves the workshop. Same-day delivery in NYC and Chicago, and next-day delivery to over 1,400 cities in the Northeast. odealarose.com, 646-660-4351.

For something more offbeat, a bit rustic in style, contact Farmgirl Flowers of San Francisco, that ethically sources its blooms, 80 percent of them in the U.S. Listed in Architectural Digest’s 2018 “7 Best Local Flower Shops Across the Country with Beautiful Design,” each of its bouquets are one-of-a-kind, and most are delivered in owner Christina Stembel’s signature burlap wrap. Delivery is available to the lower 48. farmgirlflowers.com.

CARDS

A surprise is one of the most important elements of a Valentine card, and what better way to achieve that than to make it yourself or find one so unique it’s truly a keepsake. Two faves:

With Duco® Cement glue a pretty vintage key to the front of folded, white card stock, and surround it with the phrase, handwritten in red, “You hold the key to my heart.” Then write your personal message on the inside. Make it totally unforgettable by using a key that fits a new car’s ignition or a jewelry box containing a gift-wrapped trinket or two._DSC5545.jpg

You can find instructions for making sliceform kirigami cards online, but the easier thing to do is to buy a Lovepop® card. The intricate 3D paper sculptures, of which there are myriad formats, from a bouquet of flowers to a fluttering butterfly, are designed by naval engineers on software and then handcrafted. Either way, they are truly works of art. lovepopcards.com, 888-687-9589.

DINNER

The essence of the perfect Valentine’s dinner is to serve something that while exceptional, will definitely please your loved one such veggies for a vegetarian, or salmon if they like fish. Two easy-to-prepare meals that look gorgeous and taste incredible are:

Eggplant Florentine with Fire-Roasted Tomato Sauce & Toasted Ciabatta. Colorful and architectural in presentation, it’s completely vegan, yet so scrumptious meat lovers enjoy it just as much. The recipe can be found on purplecarrot.com.

Steak au Poivre. Nothing is more refined than this dish, a renowned favorite of 5-star restaurants around the world. Fast prep gives you more time with your love, few ingredients mean less time in the kitchen. Find the recipe on epicurious.com.

CHOCOLATES

Chocolates have evolved enormously over the past few years. There are still plenty of extraordinary classics, but also a multitude of new ones using offbeat ingredients and looking more artistic than ever before. Two companies with choices galore that you should consider:

ROYCE’ has been making exquisite confections in Hokkaido, Japan, an ideal location with its cool climate and clean air, since 1983. Available in stores throughout the US, vdabannerbox-775x800.pngthe selection ranges from the unusual – Prafeuille Chocolate Maccha – to such straight shooters as Pure Chocolate Venezuela Bitter.  For store locations, visit https://order.royceconfectusa.com/pages/royce-store-locations. They’re also a member of the World Cocoa Foundation, which promotes social and economic development as well as environmental stewardship in cocoa-growing communities.

MarieBelle, established in New York’s Nolita neighborhood by Maribel Lieberman in 2000, and singled out by Oprah as a “favorite thing,” suggests such items as champagne truffles and single-origin chocolate ganache for Valentine’s Day. Not only mouthwatering delicious, the chocolate’s packaging is tongue-in-cheek fun. mariebelle.com.

BED LINENS

As noted, there’s only one choice when it comes to bed linens when you want to end Valentine’s Day on a high, Celliant Sheets. Not only elegant, available in sophisticatedSleepleticsTan.jpg blue, chalk, tan and light grey, but they are also an FDA- determined medical device and general wellness product that helps people fall asleep easily, stay asleep and wake up refreshed and energized. Could there be a lovelier way to start a new day? And, don’t forget the promo code: LOVE.

Make this Valentine’s day, and night, to remember with gifts of joy for your love’s body, mind, and spirit.

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