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Gilles Montezin's bridal collection

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 by Jacqui Pini

Gilles Montezin's bridal collectionEvery woman wants to looks her best on her wedding day and now designer Gilles Montezin is here to help! He has introduced his first bridal collection which includes a waist slimming construction called “Le Cinch™”.

“Le Cinch™” is a version of the traditional corset – but it gives nearly twice the figure enhancing impact. The dresses are designed to be comfortable and help the bride get a flawless hourglass profile! According to the company, the "Le Cinch™" offers a bride a reduction of two to four inches from the waistline.

Dresses range from $4,000 - $7,000 retail.

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Virtual spa destinations

Thursday, June 25, 2009 by Jacqui Pini

From Tibet to Vermont, MySpaShop.com features one destination per month for their “Virtual Spa Journey.”

For example, this month’s journey is to the luxurious Caribbean island of Anguilla and tour guide Linda Hauser brings readers on a picturesque tour of the island through photos and text. Next stop is the spa. Experts have combed the spas of Anguilla to find the best products for you to purchase and use at home. These include polishers and lotions infused with seaweed and algae, healing stones, such as turquoise, sodalite and agate.

Visit MySpaShop.com for more information.

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Celeb's design for Lilly Pulitzer

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 by Jacqui Pini

In honor of Lilly Pulitizer's anniversary, many stars (including Brooke Shields, Gweneth Paltrow and more ) came out to the the Lilly Pulitzer NYC boutique and designed their own limited-edition, one-of-a-kind Mommy & Me designs to raise funds and awareness for Epidermolysis Bullosa, a rare inherited skin disease which affects young children.

The items are available at LillyPulitzer.com and in stores!


Great last-minute Father's Day gift

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 by Jacqui Pini

If you are looking for a great gift for Father's Day you may want to check out Giftybox.

How it works:

  • The gift-giver selects a theme based on whatever suits the personality of the recipient: winery tour/tasting, spa & well-being, adventure.

  • Once the theme is selected and paid for, the recipient receives a guidebook filled with many great options so that he can choose the specific activity

According to Giftybox, these are examples of some of the gifts you can choose from include:

The Adventure Giftybox: Select from 100+ outdoor adventures on land, water & air. Examples of adventures: llama trekking, windsurfing, paragliding, Canope tour, etc... What you get: 1 all-inclusive Gift Pass for the Adventure of your choice, a 120-page color guidebook and $80 of additional savings for even more adventures. SRP: $89

The Winery Tour Giftybox (for Two) Choose from 70+ wineries for a tour, tasting and bottle of wine Always a guided tour, tasting and complimentary bottle of wine What you get: 1 all-inclusive Gift Pass for a guided tour, tastings for two and a complimentary bottle of wine, a 152-page color guidebook and $80 of additional savings and/or free tastings at 5 additional wineries SRP: $59

Spa & Well-Being Choose from 120+ venues nationwide for a full spa or well-being treatment Examples of treatments: sports massages, acupuncture, life coaching, personal grooming, etc... 1 all-inclusive Gift Pass for a full treatment, a 188-page color guidebook and 5, 2 for 1 specials so you can try additional treatments with a friend SRP: $89

As an added bonus, Giftybox is offering buy 1 Spa for Men Giftybox and get 1 free just for Father’s Day with coupon code: FATHERDAY09.

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My review of the EZ Comb

Monday, June 15, 2009 by Jacqui Pini

After a while I get sick of ponytails and I think clips are very late 90s, so when I heard about the EZ Comb I was definitely interested. For $10 you get 2 EZ Combs, 1 similar to the one you see in my hair and a black one. They are a simple tool to get a quick French twist. There are directions on doing several other styles, but I stuck to the basic few styles I could handle (and like). So, would I recommend purchasing the EZ Comb? You can decide for yourself based upon my pros and cons.

Pros: The EZ Comb is very comfortable, made well and gives some good options for some different hairstyles. It is inexpensive and seems so far to be durable. It is a good piece for the office or if you are traveling and want a relaxed way to keep your hair out of your face.

Cons: I have thick hair and it feels really secure, but if I am moving around a lot it tends to loosen up and fall out. I am not sure how well it would work on really thin or short hair for the same reason. I would not attempt to wear it running or anywhere you need a secure ponytail.

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Best 10 sites for under $100

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 by Jacqui Pini

Everything in the entire issue of Lucky magazine for July (on news stands now) is under $100! And, on top of that, they've complied a list of best 100 sites for under $100, "the best of the best for finding the most stylish and largest selection of items under $100." Here is a sneak peak with a top 10 preview:

  1. Urbanoutfitters.com

  2. Needsupply.com

  3. Target.com

  4. Shopnastygal.com

  5. Forever21.com

  6. Gap.com

  7. Etsy.com

  8. Swell.com

  9. Yesstyle.com

  10. Modcloth.com


Avoiding and treating bad breath

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 by Jacqui Pini

Do you feel like you take great care of your teeth- but cannot seem to kick bad breath? We were provided the following tips from NYC dentist Dr. Lee Gause, DDS of the Smile Design Manhattan.

Dr. Lee Gause's Tips For Avoiding Bad Breath
· Flossing is essential to good hygiene and imperative to avoiding bad breath.
· Not skipping meals is key. Eating helps get rid of bacteria on the tongue and stimulates the washing action of saliva that helps avoid bad breath.
· Constant snacking is bad for oral hygiene and breath since your saliva doesn’t have time in between meals to wash away food naturally.
· Mints add fuel to the fire by increasing the amount of sugar in solution in the mouth which literally feeds the bacteria that causes bad breath.

Dr. Lee Gause's Tips For Treating Bad Breath
· After eating, clean the mouth by brushing or rinsing with mouthwash to help prevent bad breath.
· Drink water regularly- this helps saliva to wash away bacteria.
· Regular cleanings with a dentist or dental hygienist are mandatory. Try to visit the dentist twice a year to maximize prevention.
· Sugarless gums, like Trident, Dentyne, or Orbitz are actually good for teeth. These chewing gums increase salivary flow which has a bathing or cleansing effect on the teeth. However, be careful! Excessive gum chewing can cause TMJ (Tempromandibular Joint) pain and clicking.
· Most people don't know that there is more than one kind of dental cleaning. If a person has persistent halitosis a deep cleaning (usually takes 2 to 4 visits and requires numbing) may be needed to remove tartar under the gums


Sephora's new Beauty Studio

Thursday, June 4, 2009 by Jacqui Pini

Stop by your local Sephora store to check out their new Beauty Studio. At the Beauty Studio you can get a free, fast makeover, a make-up lesson and you can learn about today's hottest looks in make-up. You'll even leave with a how-to guide so you can recreate the look at home!

This weekend Sephora stores are offering lessons in using HD make-up, how to layer lip products to get the "perfect pout" and how to get the perfect "smolder, smokey" eye make-up.

Also, in honor of the launch of these new Express Service, Sephora is offering double bonus points for Beauty Insiders in US retail stores when you shop from June 5 through June 7, 2009 (June 19-21 in Canada). Visit Sephora's events page for more details!


Update- free shipping from our friends at Bernardo

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 by Jacqui Pini

We have a terrific update from our friends at Bernardo! They are offering free shipping through June 15th exclusively to readers of Indulge!

Just enter coupon code Freeship09 at checkout to take advantage of this great offer!

Rumored to have owned 16 pairs of Bernardo's bright "Miami" flip-flops (right), Jackie O. once again started a fashion trend that continues to this day. Fans of Bernardo shoes include Jennifer Garner, Beyonce, Hillary Duff, Halle Berry and me. This is probably the only line I have ever gone through and really liked every single shoe.

The website is filled with great vintage looks, information about the history and quality of the shoes and there is even a section of pet pictures with Bernardo shoes ... winner could get a pair of Bernardos. I wonder if I could get Casey to sit still long enough to get a shot of him with a pair of Bernardos ...?

Anyway, my favorite are the Matrix (perfect with shorts, a dress OR pants), the Miami ( they are chic flip-flops and any fashion trend Jackie O. starts I am automatically behind) and the Mojo Stones are flashy and fun.



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The secret to Leyla Milani's hair

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 by Jacqui Pini

Leyla Milani's hairLeyla Milani, the lovely #13 model on ‘Deal of No Deal,’ is known for her luscious locks. Her beautiful hairstyle was created by celebrity hairstylist Allen Edwards, and now you can get this look yourself.

Instructions on recreating Leyla’s curls per press release:

Allen creates Leyla’s soft look by using a special technique called “Blow Curl”. This simple technique entails blowing 80% of the moisture out, winding the hair around a small brush, rolling the last 3 inches of hair and letting it curl around the brush. Pin the hair to your head and let it dry.

Leyla Milani's hairAllen Edwards Salon + Spa is located in Brentwood and Woodland Hills, California. He has a new hair product line called Allen Edwards Shear Force, which he uses on Leyla.

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