Beauty News NYC Giveaway: Chris March Vaseline Jars, Sweets Last Minute Gift Idea & Decadently Affordable Stocking Stuffers.
December 19, 2011
Reader Giveaway: Chris March Vaseline Jars - Bring On the Crystals!
By Yasmin Jorge
Bravo "Mad Fashion" star and famed costume designer Chris March has collaborated with Vaseline® to design limited-edition bejeweled Vaseline® Lip Therapy® Original jars - and we're thrilled to offer our dazzling readers a chance to win one! Customized with gorgeous Swarovski crystals, these miniature cuties will add a little sparkle to anyone's holiday season.
Blinged, adorable and portable, new Vaseline Lip Therapy Original jars
contains effective petrolatum to instantly soften lips, while providing
an effective layer that locks in moisture. The formula can also be
mixed with lipstick to create a fab gloss or used on its own for a
Here's how to enter your chance to win. First, friend us on Facebook at BeautyNewsNYC. Second,
send us your name, address, phone number and Facebook ID to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'll select a winner at random on December 29th. Please note that you
must have a US mailing address and all information must be present in
your email or you will not be entered.
In addition to winning a special Chris March Swarovski jar through Beauty News NYC, glam gals can also try logging on to http://www.VaselineLipTherapy.com on December 19, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT
for a one-day flash giveaway. We're fans of the eccentric lovable
designer, who has outfitted the likes of Meryl Streep, Madonna, lovely
drag queens, and more.
Decadently Affordable Stocking Stuffers
By Yasmin Jorge
We're down to the wire with the holidays - and the mad dash is on for
thoughtful presents and stocking fillers. Here are some last-minute
ideas that will make everyone feel special and smell yummy too. You'll
be angels, not Scrooges, when giving these goodies.
The Body Shop® offers an extensive range of
ready-made and personalized treats sure to spread seasonal cheer and
joy. Heck, we're always happy getting products from this innovative,
responsible retailer any time of year!
The new Candied Ginger Collection warms and invigorates with a therapeutic combination of sweet and spicy notes, while the Spiced Vanilla Collection cocoons and pampers with an indulgent blend of aromatic spices and oriental flowers. The popular Cranberry Joy Collection
bursts with a mix of festive, fruity sweetness. Collection items
include body butters, body and hand lotions, soaps, shower gels, lip
balms, candles, home fragrance oils, and more
- all scrumptious and sure to spoil.
Yardley soaps are a pleasure to give and get. These
indulgent, vintage-chic, oval bath bars are made with natural
antioxidants and creamy moisturizing properties to soothe and soften the
weariest Santas. They are available in six classic botanical fragrances
including English Lavender, Oatmeal and Almond, Lemon Verbena, Aloe and Cucumber, Cocoa Butter, and Pomegranate Rose.
Yardley soaps are available at all major drugstores nationwide.
Twirl by Kate Spade is so joyous and
crisp, we may wrap bottles and put them under our trees. Here's a scent
that will make you want to pick up that party dress and dancing shoes
after exchanging gifts. Fragrance notes are pink watermelon mingled with
blackberry and red currant, and enhanced with orange blossom, star
jasmine, tiare flower and sweet magnolia. Twirl is finished with
luminous musks and a touch of French macaron (straight from the
patisserie, of course). Your partner will happily nibble on you, a
modern day Holly Golightly
- sexy, playful and ready to celebrate.
The Twirl Collection includes eau de parfum, body cream, body lotion,
and shower gel. It is available at Sephora shops and online at http://www.sephora.com.
Happy holiday shopping, pretty elves. And stock these treasures for yourselves too.
The Perfect Last Minute Gift Idea - Holiday Sweets
By Candice Sabatini
Need that last minute gift, but still unsure of what to buy to thank
them for all the favors? You owe them something and you know it. Face
it, they have all the gizmos they want, and another tchotchke will only
sit on a shelf and collect dust. Send them something delicious and
irresistible now, and they may even consider inviting you to their place
in the Hamptons next summer!
Sweet Sally's mission is "Yesterday's memories
delivered today" and if you grew up in NYC eating amazing mandel bread,
outrageous rugelah and oh...don't even get me started...those delicious
black & white cookies, then this delivery-only bakeshop is calling
out to you. Gift them the Hanukkah Bucket of Treats.
Eight treats, a different one for each night of the holiday, includes
individually wrapped mandel bread, coconut macaroons, big apple crackle,
chocolate and raspberry rugelah, a jumbo chocolate chip cookie, and a
brownie. And just for good luck, there's some chocolate gelt and
dreidels too. And if your friends are waiting for Santa instead of
Hanukkah Harry, Sally has been baking for them too, so send Christmas
tree and poinsettia cookies that they'll rave about. All products are
fully kosher and use no preservatives. Gluten free pastries are also
available. Oh and order a little something for your home too
- force yourself bubbelah.
We all know Petrossian for their divine caviar and
smoked sturgeon, and when it comes to sweets, again, they don't
disappoint. There are lots of choices and hard to narrow it down to one
fave. Try this Apres-Midi Tea Basket, a wicker basket
filled with pretty tins of Earl Grey and Green teas, lemon scented
sugar, a dozen yummy macaroons, eight marvelous Madeleines, a bar of
light-as-air nougat, a pecan lemon cake, and peach coulis which is truly
decadent drizzled over the cake. With a gift this elegant and
delicious, you won't have to fish around for compliments.