January 28th, 2015
Seven Things you Never Knew about Weddings



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January 27th, 2015
Create the Soul Map to your Destiny at Bloom Retreats Mallorca



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Discover your life purpose and true calling at beautiful Bloom Retreats nestled between the Mediterranian and the Tramuntana mountains, adjacent to one of Mallorca’s oldest monasteries this March 17th - 21st. Have you been feeling that you are here to fulfil a purpose but are not sure what that could be? Our soul constantly communicates with us through symbols as well as through the realms of dreams, subconscious associations and archetypes to show us our true path. It is only when our soul purpose or destiny aligns with our conscious will that true miracles of manifestation can happen.

Soul Journey: We start by uncovering the symbols, messages and signs your soul has been sending you since you were born using works of art, literature, poetry, songs, stories, dreams, myths and fairy tales that have strongly resonated with you since childhood. Your Soul Map is deeply personal. It doesn’t need to be understood by anybody else nor by your rational mind. Your Soul knows what it means and then the true co-creative and miraculous process of manifestation can begin.

Create Your Soul Map: Join facilitator Monika Evans on this profound and life changing journey of Soul Discovery. Internationally renowned painter and illustrator Arturo Rhodes will share his expertise to turn your Soul Map into an artful collage that will continue to guide you as you travel towards your destiny.

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Accommodation: The house is set in magical surroundings with stunning views to the sea with two swimming pools and a choice of spacious and shaded terraces for eating and sunbathing, all within the old walled monastery garden of olive, orange and lemon trees. There are a total of four bedrooms and three bathrooms inside the main house, including the en suite master bedroom with its own terrace, plus two separate, charming casitas, one with its own fireplace. Single and twin accommodation is available.

About Deia: Steeped in history, the village of Deia has inspired many works of art and is best known as the home of the late Robert Graves, the English poet, novelist and scholar. With its iconic terraced olive, lemon and orange groves and spectacular setting, Deia is the perfect location for a BLOOM break to nourish your senses, empower your dreams and create your future.

Testimonial:

“I had the pleasure of creating my Soul Map with Monika and it was an insightful and joyful process that has given clarity and perspective in moving forward in my life.”

-Robin Johnson, Greatmystery

Retreat Fees in Pound Sterling:

£650 + VAT for a Twin Sharing
£750 + VAT for a Single Room
£850 + VAT for the Master Bedroom with private terrace

Your price includes:

• 4 nights accommodation
• Full board with delicious vegetarian meals
• Morning Meditation (optional)
• Guided Walks
• Visit to Arturo Rhodes’ studio
• Instruction and all art materials
• Plenty of quality time to relax and enjoy your beautiful surroundings

Your Exclusive Offer:

Mention the promotional code ‘SoulSeedMedia’ by February 15th 2015 for a complementary 1 hour Cranio Sacral treatment, Reflexology or Massage!

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January 27th, 2015
How To Get Your Brows Into Shape For 2015



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Most of us focus our New Year’s Resolutions on areas like our fitness, finances and career but if the most googled beauty questions of 2014 are anything to go by we should be shifting our attention to our eyebrows.

2014 seemed to be the year of the brow with stars like Cara Delevingne spearheading the “bigger is better” trend. However with big brows, comes big responsibilities- that is to keep them looking tidy and chic, not wild and bushy! So it’s no surprise that one of the most googled beauty questions of 2014 was how to shape eyebrows, according to Refinery 29.

The shape of your eyebrows can have quite a dramatic effect on how your face looks and an incorrect eyebrow shape can frame your face in an unflattering way. Trips to the salon to get your brows professionally done can be an expensive and time consuming process. Thankfully there are many great tutorials and guides available online to help achieve the perfect brow shape at home.

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For a no heat, no fuss hair removal option, try the Nad’s Facial Wand Eyebrow Shaper (RRP $13.95).The slim line, twist action wand applicator makes taming unruly eyebrows and unsightly facial hair easy! A must have on-the-go solution to hair removal, it’s the perfect size for popping in your handbag.

If your 2015 beauty resolution is to finally master shaping your brows, then here are some handy brow shaping tips from Nad’s CEO and brow expert, Sue Ismiel:

a.) The inner edges of your brow should line up with the outside of your nose.

b.) The highest point of your arch should be where the diagonal line extending from the outside of your nose to the outside of where your pupil would hit.

c.) The outer edge of your brow should taper off at the point where your eyebrow and the diagonal line from your nose to the outside corner of your eye would intersect.

d.) The bottom of your outer and inner edges should line up horizontally.

Check out Nad’s Hair Removal online, nads.com.


January 24th, 2015
Accessory Report: Big Bang NYC



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From L-R:

Double Trident Collar, $325 | VIA

Cigar Hammered Band Set, $85 | VIA

Boyfriend Chain Bracelet, $150 | VIA

Tiny Baguette Studs in Peach Crystal, $58 | VIA

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From L-R:

Rising Moon Cuff Brass, $145 | VIA

Hex Harness Bracelet | VIA

Moon Gorget Necklace, $295 | VIA

Sacred Geometry Cuff, $300 | VIA

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January 23rd, 2015
Lash & Line: Lovely Looks from Ugly Magazine



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1. Benefit Cosmetics Real Tease Mascara & Liner Set, $22 at ulta.com

2. Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Precision Glide Eyeliner, $22 at macys.com

3. It Cosmetics Hello Lashes Extensions, $24 at itcosmetics.com

4. Clay Pot Amazonian Waterproof Liner, $21 at tartecosmetics.com

5. Make Up For Ever Ink Liner, $23 at makeupforever.com

6. 100% Pure Black Tea Long Last Liquid Eye Liner, $25 at 100percentpure.com


January 21st, 2015
Smell of Seduction: Top 8 Sexy Scents



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Scents bring sharp images and emotions to our minds. This works, too, when it comes to your love life. Certain scents overwhelmingly appeal to men and women when it comes to the romance department. Scent is so important that Dr. Alan Hirsch, director of the Smell and Taste Research Foundation, says, “Your first impression is to a large degree based on smell. So we talk about love at first sight, we really should be talking about love at first sniff.”

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means love is in the air. Why not increase your seductress factor a couple notches? Indulge in these hard-to-resist scents, proven to enhance your chance of romance.

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1. Cinnamon

Try: Marvis Cinnamon Mint Toothpaste, $12 at Barney’s

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2. Vanilla

Try: Agonist Vanilla Marble Perfume Spray, $195 at Neiman Marcus

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3. Lavender

Try: Whish Lavender Restoring Body Oil, $28 at rickysnyc.com

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4. Ylang Ylang

Try: Molton Brown Ylang Ylang Body Lotion, $42 at moltonbrown.com

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5. Jasmine

Try: Oscar Blandi Jasmine Oil Hair Serum, $16 at Macy’s

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6. Orange Blossom

Try: Leilani Bishop Orange Blossom Roll On Fragrance Oil, $77 at Ron Robinson

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7. Peppermint

Try: Grown Alchemist Peppermint Purifying Body Exfoliant, $34 at grownalchemist.com

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8. Black Licorice

Try: Skin Inc. Licorice Serum RELIEVE, $45 at Sephora


January 20th, 2015
Deal Alert: Estée Lauder and Lisa Perry Gift with Purchase



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Due to the most recent Estée Lauder launch - buyers will receive a Lisa Perry Gift with Purchase, only available on esteelauder.com. The line, capturing the spirit of the 1960s and 1970s, is full of bold colors and dots. These visuals are also captured in this season’s gifts, complete with a selection of Estée Lauder skincare and other makeup must-haves.

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To get the deal, click HERE.


January 11th, 2015
Hollywood Headturners: Glam at the Golden Globes



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Allison Janney/stylist: Jill Crosby

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Chrissy Teigen poses in the Aquafina space at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards red carpet

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Leslie Mann lets her hair down at the Golden Globe Awards

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“Jane the Virgin” star and 72nd Annual Golden Globe Award winner Gina Rodriguez at the Aquafina’s red carpet space

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Felicity Jones/stylist: Tommy Buckett


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Best Supporting Actress Nominee Jessica Chastain wears Piaget Limelight Couture Précieuse Earrings & Exceptional cuff in white gold with diamonds for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards

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Amy Poehler stopped by Aquafina’s space on the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards red carpet


January 9th, 2015
The Benefits of Oil Pulling



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Try: Oil Pulling, $15 from GuruNanda

The act of swishing an Ayurvedic formulation called Pulling Oil pulls the oil soluble  toxins and harmful microbes residing in the mouth from the fat cells. When practiced regularly, oil pulling can reduce inflammation. That is because as the level of toxins in the toxic fat decreases, the body withdraws water around them and reduce inflammation. Oil pulling can help improve oral and systemic health, which can help alleviate tooth decay, bad breath, headaches, migraines, diabetes, asthma and acne, as well as whiten teeth. Here are some good reasons to check it out:

1. Shield: General immune system, mouth and gum health, teeth problems, halitosis, cold, flue, sore throat, virus.
2. Oregano: Flu, cold, virus, sore throat, swollen glands, cold sores, herpes, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antibiotic, anti-viral.
3. Clove: Mouth and gum, analgesic, anti-biotic, antiseptic.
4. Frankincense: Analgesic, cold and flu, mouth surgery, mouth trauma, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory.
5. Geranium: mouth and gum, throat, laryngitis, analgesic, antiseptic.
6. Grapefruit: Cleansing, detoxifying, anti-septic, antibacterial.
7. Lemon: Cleansing, detoxifying, cold, sore throat, anti-septic.
8. Lemongrass: Herpes, halitosis.
9. Melaleuca: Cold, flu, immune system, braces irritation, gum and mouth sores, congestion, herpes, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antiseptic.
10. Myrrh: Mouth, teeth and gums, cold and flu, tonsillitis, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antiseptic.

Source: onegoodthingbyjillee.com


January 8th, 2015
Beauty Read: The Everyday Supermodel by Molly Sims



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Molly Sims wasn’t born looking the way she does on television and in print. From the mouth of the “supermodel next door,” The Everyday Supermodel: Tips, Tricks, and Trade Secrets for a Happier, Healthier, More Stylish You is the latest title from Sports Illustrated model and Las Vegas actress.

Sharing her hard earned beauty, fashion, fitness, and health secrets in this fully illustrated four-color guide, she dishes on bad hair days, weight issues, skin problems, career setbacks and fashion disasters. So, what’s the secret to that seemingly perfect supermodel look and confidence? She works hard to look good . . . and she’s tried everything.

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A fun and practical guide, Sims tells stories from her life with her own tried-and-true tips, as well as advice from the best in the business of beauty, health, fitness, and fashion. The ultimate guinea pig when it comes to looking good and feeling good, she’s learned what works–and what doesn’t–and is prepared to share it all with women everywhere.

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So, what did we learn from Sims? Here are our five top favorite tid-bits:

1. Change Up Your Workout: Doing the same thing over and over again causes imbalances in the body. Sims swears on variety to create balanced muscle development.

2. Rid Yourself of Cellulite: According to Sims, massage can work to break up the stored fat and toxins that she believes contribute to some of the lumps and bumps known as cellulite. Try regular, deep tissue massage for nixing unsightly cottage cheese.

3. Making Your Eyes Pop: Sims says to use mascara and lots of it! For that extra oomph, use a cream-colored eye pencil to tightline the inside of the bottom lashes.

4. Every Women Should Have: A shoe that steals the show. Pair it with something simple to get that everyday supermodel edge. It’s the perfect way to look stylish without doing anything.

5. Eating Fat: If you are trying to lose weight, Sims says that the more fats you eat (good or bad) the more calories you are taking in. Always keep portion control in mind with all foods, even healthy fats or ones that have excess oil.

Want to learn more? Find out all about Sims’ personal weight loss strategies, anti-aging secrets, style advice, and much more. Filled with insider secrets, easy to follow hair and makeup tutorials, on-the-go workouts, healthy recipes, and look good/feel good advice, The Everyday Supermodel will transform the everyday woman into the very best version of herself.

The Everyday Supermodel: Tips, Tricks, and Trade Secrets for a Happier, Healthier, More Stylish You | Dey Street Books, $24.99




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