Laura Mercier Soufflé Body Cream Sampler Set

Laura Mercier Soufflé Body Cream Sampler Set

Laura Mercier Soufflé Body Cream Sampler Set

For Christmas I indulged a little on some bath and body products I’ve been dying to try and the Laura Mercier Soufflé Body Cream Sampler Set, which is to die for I might add! I am so in love with the scents in this sampler I can’t even handle it! Each scent is basically one of my most favorite. It isn’t easy to get that in a sample set most of the time.    The souffles scents are the perfect winter aromas that will make just about everyone want to lick you if not stand near you to sniff about.  The set includes – Almond Coconut Milk, Ambre Vanillé, Fresh Fig, Crème de Pistache.
Pistachios are one of my fave flavors, colors and scents ever! I think it is because you don’t see it every where, with the exception of the color in recent fashion trends. The scent of the Crème de Pistache is dead on! I really did consider eating it but I can only assume that it would have ended badly for me. One of my kittens did let me know it was deliciously lickable for the simple fact he wouldn’t stop licking me until I am sure the cream was long gone.
I must ad mit that I feel as much happiness about the fig scents, flavor and colors about as much as I do pistachio so please do not think I am being disingeniune. I am not. I sincerly do adore the smell, color and taste of Fresh Fig. I do think that both pistachio and fig are not for everyone but the subtle sweet smell of fig is completely perfect for winter weather. You don’t smell overly sweet or artificial. It is just lovely.
Now let us please discuss Almond Coconut Milk! This is not generally a scent found in nature as a combo but together they make you feel like snuggly heaven with those warm scents mixed. This is a scent combination I haven’t really ever seen in beauty products but food wise I can totes see this happening.  I know you might think coconut is just for summer but a hint of coconut done right evokes the same warmth as a hot buttery rum in a polar vortex. Yummo!
Vanilla may be the typical warming scent we all are familar with but this is deeper. The scent isn’t overwhelming or sickening sweet but it is a simple and delish vanilla that makes you want it in your home as a candle. Being that it is a cream which is already smooth and comforting the  Ambre Vanillé scent is an excellent choice to go with the sampler and as a souffle in general.

Product Description:

Laura Mercier’s Soufflé Body Crème sampler collection features four ultra-rich crèmes designed to instantly nourish the skin with vitamins and protein derivatives in addition to shea butter and macadamia-nut oil for conditioning benefits.

You need to try this set if you are at all interested in well made, not your regular old bring lotion scents. I cannot stop using it or smelling myself which might answer some questions as to why my co-workers have been looking at me strangely as of late.

DIY Book Safe

DIY Book Safe

DIY Book Safe

I saw this book safe idea the other day when looking for a fabric book cover project I was interested in. How cute is this?? A great project for kids or to give as a gift! How fun does it look to make and imagine getting a book safe as a gift! Very Sherlock Holmes of you! You can even hide. You can customize the book anyway you want which is of course my favorite part but Lets be honest who doesnt want a book safe seriously!  I found this super cute craft on a new fave DIY blog of mine Caught on a Whim!!

 

Supplies:

Book (Dollar Tree has hard cover books of all different sizes which is perfect unless you have ones at home you are doing nothing with)
Mod Podge
Carpenter Square (a regular ruler is fine too)
Pencil
X-ACTO Knife
Piece of cardboard
Scissors
Sand Paper

Directions:

1. Mark where you’d like the hole to be inside the book (leave an edge that is about ) 3/4 of an inch thick.
2. Use the knife and your ruler to cut through the pages along the outline you drew. Using a square ruler helps create neat corners when cutting.
3. Make sure that when you get close to the last pages you insert a piece of cardboard between the pages you want to cut and the back of the book cover. That will prevent you from slicing through the back cover. (you can leave a few pages at the front of the book as well to make it super secret)
4. Once you finish cutting you will want to touch up the rough spots with some scissors and sandpaper.
5. Next glue the pages together with Mod Podge along the page edges on the inside of the hole and the outside of the book.  Use a little of Mod Podge to keep the pages from wrinkling due to the moisture.  You can do multiple applications  but once the pages wrinkle the effect is not pretty.
6. Place wax paper between the wet pages and the book cover to keep the book from becoming glued shut. Stack heavy books on top to apply pressure to the pages so they will dry flat.

Excellent Karma For Like Ever & I Will Love You

Fundraiser June 22, 2013

Fundraiser June 22, 2013

 

 

One of my closest friends has recently found out his 6 year old nephew has been diagnosed with Lymphoblastic Leukemia. This is a difficult thing for any adult to go through not to mention a child. Since there is only so much one family can do they have decided to have a fundraiser to help! Any little bit goes a long way. Please click here to read more about Doug and his family as well as see what you can do! There will be a fundraiser on June 22nd with food, drinks, fun, games, raffles and many other things! Once I have more details I will of course, keep you posted. Please help me help my friend and his family as this cause is very important to me and I don’t reach out like this often and let’s be honest can you resist that little face?!?!?!?! I don’t think so!
Please also share this link or post anywhere and everywhere you can! If you would like to donate a product or service for the raffle or even a gift to Doug or his family feel free to e-mail me info@fashionistajonz.com. I appreciate any help for my friend and this super little boy!
Being that I have no idea what exactly Lymphoblastic Leukemia is as I am sure many of you don’t either here is what Wikipedia says: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a form of leukemia, or cancer of the white blood cells characterized by excess lymphoblasts.
Malignant, immature white blood cells continuously multiply and are overproduced in the bone marrow. ALL causes damage and death by crowding out normal cells in the bone marrow, and by spreading (infiltrating) to other organs. ALL is most common in childhood with a peak incidence at 2–5 years of age, and another peak in old age.
Cure is a realistic goal. ≥94% of children have continuous disease-free survival for 5 years and appear cured. 30-40% of adults have continuous disease-free survival for 5 years. [1][2][3]
Acute refers to the relatively short time course of the disease (being fatal in as little as a few weeks if left untreated) to differentiate it from the very different disease of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, which has a potential time course of many years. It is interchangeably referred to as Lymphocytic or Lymphoblastic. This refers to the cells that are involved, which if they were normal would be referred to as lymphocytes but are seen in this disease in a relatively immature (also termed ‘blast’) state.

 

Betsey Johnson Home Collection

I know tis the season to give but I gave myself the best holiday gifts ever!! I was perusing Macy’s for some gifts and low and behold my one and only Betsey makes stuff for the home!! I wish she made more I would legit go broke outfitting my apartment with anything she put on the market. I don’t even care how tiny and silly or how expensive! I would get on that! So while I did just that I thought you might also enjoy the awesomeness that is Betsey Johnson Home!! Don’t be jelly and if you aren’t you totally should be!  This year now that I am single I have managed to treat myself to many an awesome thing I normally wouldn’t have and I don’t even feel guilty about it! Not one bit!
Betsey Johnson Wine Stopper, Silver-Tone Glitter Owl Wine Stopper
Betsey Johnson Wine Stopper, Silver-Tone Glitter Owl Wine Stopper
Betsey Johnson Owl Wine Stopper. I am soo very into owls! Especially when they are super glittery and will be atop my wine bottle!!!! How adorbs! I could not live with out it! Lest we forget this bad boy is pink and yellow which happen to be 2 of my fave colors!  I really had no choice in the matter.  It screamed buy me buy me! Now! Product Description: Own the night with this wine stopper from Betsey Johnson. A glittery owl perches atop the metal and rubber wine stopper for a whimsical touch. Item comes packaged in a signature Betsey Johnson Gift Box. Approximate length: 4-1/4 inches.
Betsey Johnson Skull Watch and Clock Set

Betsey Johnson Skull Watch and Clock Set

Betsey Johnson Skull Clock and Watch Set. Hello glitter skull! Nice to meet you and own you and love you for ever and ever. This fab clock doesn’t really match much in my house but ask me if I care really?!? it is so my style and I must have it!  Product Description: This watch and clock set from Betsey Johnson is so fab it could wake the dead. Includes a leather watch and small clock with a glitter-covered skull and 26mm case.
Betsey Johnson Shot Glass Set, Set of 2 Ceramic Jungle Critter Shot Glasses

Betsey Johnson Shot Glass Set, Set of 2 Ceramic Jungle Critter Shot Glasses

Betsey Johnson Jungle Critter Ceramic Shot Glasses Set of 2.  I don’t really do shots like that nor do I need more but I had to have them to at the very least match my new coasters! I will display them for th world to see and be envious of! Because that is what a true fan really does.  Product Description:Party like an animal with this set of ceramic shot glasses from Betsey Johnson. Whimsical jungle scenes make drinking fun. Items come packaged in a signature Betsey Johnson Gift Box. Approximate diameter: 2-1/4 inches.
Betsey Johnson Coaster Set, Set of 4 Ceramic Jungle Critter Coasters

Betsey Johnson Coaster Set, Set of 4 Ceramic Jungle Critter Coasters

Betsey Johnson Jungle Critter Ceramic Coasters, Set of 4. These make super cute holiday or house warming gifts but I really needed them to make me as a human complete!! I actually have a bunch of wood furniture in my home so coasters aren’t a completely reckless purchase.  Plus they are soo darn cute.  Product Description: Animal attraction. This four-piece ceramic coaster set from Betsey Johnson will make you eager to set down your drink. Each coaster is leopard trimmed for a bit of wild style. Items come packaged in a signature Betsey Johnson Gift Box. Approximate diameter: 3-1/2 inches.

Vino To Go

 

Speaking as someone that has a love for all to-go cups I must, absolutely positively must haveVino2Go! What a better way to take a stroll on the beach with your cutie, or a drive around town looking at the holiday decorations, on picnics, evenings out doors! Much cuter than other alternatives. I mean come on!! Does it get any fancier then that? You know you have used coffee to go mugs or water bottles before, don’t lie, I know I am not on my own here!! It lacks a certain panache I think. DISCLAIMER I do not, repeat DO NOT condone drinking and driving, but I have been known to make a roadie (with a designated driver) once or twice in my day! You can use them for other beverages such as champs or sangria or even perhaps a marg!!! You can even decorate them yourself to make them personalized (I understand that is a personal addiction I have but everyone else is free to have the same addiction I am willing to share).
These amazing lil cups can be purchased right here and come in several different colors. Every adult should own a few of these. As a matter of fact I know just who I will be purchasing these for this holiday season!!

Insect Lore Ladybug Land

Insect Lore Ladybug Land

Insect Lore Ladybug Land

 

 

Insect Lore Ladybug Land is one of the funnest things ever!! I got one of these for my niece because it looks soo super cool. I love lady bugs and really what little girl doesn’t right. Besides being educational it is kind of really cool. I think it is good to get your children excited about science and especially our environment. This could segway into many cool projects and crafts for your kids. Insect Lore has other cool sets for butterflies, earthworms even frogs! I love it.

 

Product Description:
Witness the magic of biology as tiny larvae bloom into beautiful ladybugs. The ladybug metamorphosis kit is a colorful, see-through habitat that provides kids with an up-close look at the miracle of nature. Features: Colorful, see-through Ladybug Land habitat. Mail-in certificate for ladybug larvae and food -15-20 larvae, shipped separately. It includes a magnified viewing lens fun-filled fact and a instruction guide. You can watch in amazement as the larvae shed their skins and extend their delicate new wings. Then set them free into your backyard, where they will contribute to the living ecosystem. A wonderful journey for little nature a lover, this one-of-a-kind kit makes the wonders of the world real, tangible and fun.

Spring Scent GiveAway Round 2

Bath & Body Works Sweet Pea Gift Set

Bath & Body Works Sweet Pea Gift Set

 

Sweet Pea is a great sent for the spring, which is coming sooner rather than later! Get a jump start on spring! All you have to do is click here and you are entered to win! The winner has 48 hours to send me their contact info and pay the shipping via my Paypal account when the contest ends on March 26, 2012. If the winner doesn’t contact me within that time we will start the contest all over again!
If you want to win a little something extra all you have to do is FRIEND MEon Facebook (it doesn’t count if I have to friend you or if you) and FOLLOW ME on Twitter & all my boards on Pinterest. Once you have done that just comment on this blog post (your entries do not count if you only leave me the info and do not actually friend or follow me) with your Facebook and Twitter & Pinterest names below. If you win the contest I will send you a surprise with your gift set! It’s that easy!!

Surprise V-Day Contest

Surprise Valentine's Day Gift

Surprise Valentine's Day Gift

 

I decided I wanted to have another contest for Valentine’s Day because I love you guys that much! Valentine’s Day is one of my most fave days of the year.  Single or attached it doesn’t matter a day of love is something everyone could use more of!  I have mentioned I get free samples and gifts all of the time so I would like to share them with you! The winner will receive a special Valentine’s Gift from me to show my appreciation for my readers! What you have to do is tell me what your ideal Valentines gift would be then friend us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter. IN ORDER TO WIN YOU MUST FRIEND ME ON FACEBOOK AND FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER (if you have a twiiter account).  Once you have done all 3 leave a comment on THIS post with your Twitter and Facebook names and what your ideal gift would be! I will choose a winner on Monday February 13th and post their name on Facebook! The winner has 48 hours to send me their shipping and contact information.
I would love to to hear from all of you! I hope you enjoy and good luck! USA contestants only please.

Dale & Thomas Are Amazing

Dale and Thomas

Dale and Thomas

 

I have major gum in my hair for this one! I must apologize to Dale & Thomas because they sent me an amazing sampler for Halloween and then for the holidays and I was soo swamped I completely forgot to write a review!
This is not to say that I didn’t enjoy their treats so which is why I forgot about the review because there could be nothing farther from the truth. I hadn’t heard of Dale and Thomas (no I never watched Oprah, you must think that is blasphemous, so I had never heard.) until a friend of mine was raving about how much she loved their popcorn. I love popcorn in general, it pops into pretty white fluffy clouds of deliciousness need I say more, so I figured I should contact them about doing a review. Once I received their sampler of a varitey of chocolate, carmel, parmesan, popsters and pb heaven I must have been in such a food euphoria that I forgot to write about how amazing Dale and Thomas customer service has been to me by allowing me to try their yummies. I completely apologize and think that to make up for it everyone should go out right now and buy their 6 bag sampler pack which is only $14.95! That is a crazy good deal if you ask me.
Once you open those bags you will not want to share!! You have 16 different choices of either sweet or savory corn varieties. Did I mention their products are gluten-free and Kosher??!! If you aren’t a popcorn fan I promise after eating one of Dale & Thomas’ popcorn poppsters you will be a changed individual! Hello CHOCOLATE COVERED POPCORN BALLS!
I am not just raving about Dale and Thomas because I feel guilty but because I good company with excellent service is hard to find. The prices are amazing, the product tastes even better and the fact that they remember me and my blog is almost impossible, when I didn’t, with the high volume of business they do.
So if you want to give someone you love something way cooler than a big ol’ box of chocolate try Dale & Thomas! I promise you will get more than a kiss a gratitude for it!

V-Day Trinkets That Make My Heart Sparkle

One of the loveliest days of the year is almost here. I know the holiday was invented as a way to sell consumers crap but that being said if you have anyone in your life that you love why not take a day (besides everyday) to show that person you love them. The way to my heart as the bf has learned over the years is directly through the 3 G’s: Glitter-Glamour-Gossip! Seeing as he is useless for gossip I trust him with the first two Glitter and Glamour and let me let you know he gets it right every time. Here are a few things I would love to have for V-Day and I think you might want them too!!!

Labradorite and Gold Snake Ring

Labradorite and Gold Snake Ring

 

I know this reminds you of something straight out of Harry Potter but today I am in a dangerous fashion mood. I think this ring is crazy hot! I’m not a huge fan of reptiles but when mixed with jewelry I feel they are just exquisite! Get 10% off all orders, including sale items. No Minimum Order.Enter Code :Valentine

pyramid-wrap-cuff

Pyramid-Wrap-Cuff

 

I have a thing for pointy jewelry. I’m not sure if I like the idea of accessorizing with potential weapons or if I like to be prepared for anything. Either way this is a snazzy wrap bracelet. I haven’t seen many akin to it and I don’t think you will either.Shop House of Harlow, shophoh1960.com!

Chevron Ring

Chevron Ring

 

You have been seeing the chevron pattern more and more for the past few years so jump on the bandwagon! It is a simple pattern that always comes back. I am sweet on rose gold and I am not sure why but this ring def makes me swoon!Spring Into New Arrivals at House of Harlow! Shop Today!

Simone Bangle

Simone Bangle

 

The Simone Bangle is currently on sale for $20! I am in love and it is perfect for a night out on the town!!! I love wooden jewelry esp when it is paired with metal!25% Off Site Wide at Amrita Singh with code: VDAY12