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I absolutely adore chocolate! Not just any chocolate, mind you. If I am going to eat chocolate, it has to be worth the indulgence because I don't need wasted calories. I need my chocolate to be luxurious, rich and decadent. Well, I found it! I found the kind of heavenly chocolate that only dreams are made of in the form of tinyB Chocolates.
I was given the chance to try out tinyB Chocolate's brigadeiros. tinyB Chocolate's brigadeiros are a heavenly Brazilian cousin to the chocolate truffle, with a smooth, creamy texture but no hard shell.
They taste as delicious as they look! Is your mouth watering yet?
Brigadeiros have an interesting history. They were invented by Brazilian women in the mid-1940s as a product to sell to raise funds for the women’s rights-conscious presidential candidate—Brigadier Eduardo Gomes. They were the Brazilian MAGA hats or HOPE posters of their day! Brigadier Gomes didn’t win the election, but “brigadeiros” became a national tradition and are still made across Brazil to this day. Now, San Franciscan and tinyB founder Renata Stoica (a Sao Paolo native) is using her old family recipe to bring the tradition to America. Renata infuses the brigadeiros with flavors that remind her of home, like passion fruit, pineapple, cayenne pepper, and Brazilian coffee.
Brazil. Bossa nova. Beaches. And now brigadeiros! That’s the essence of tinyB chocolates. They capture the excitement, romance and richness of Brazil in the magic of its favorite national chocolate treat.
Made fresh to order with two-day delivery guaranteed anywhere in the continental US, tinyB offers the hands-on care and service of a local family-owned business blended with international charm and panache.
But at its heart, tinyB is about the happy love story between Renata, a beautiful Brazilian chocolatier, and Andrei, a San Francisco tech entrepreneur. They fell in love, got married and started tinyB in their kitchen as a way to share their love for each other and for brigadeiros with San Francisco and the world.
Renata’s special recipe heightens the chocolate intensity, without the bitterness of dark chocolate or the sweetness of extra sugar. Hand-dipped coatings offer a variety of sensational taste treats.
Just as Renata fell in love with Andrei, I fell in love with tinyB after the first taste! (Of course my husband grabbed the box and we fought over them, which is not a very romantic story, but we did learn to share.) I have never tasted chocolates so fresh, as if they were just made!
Each tinyB is handcrafted and gently placed in gift boxes that are detailed with care because they want you feel that they're made just for you - which they are.
Perfect for sharing, giving and enjoying. Client gifts. Wedding favors. Holiday gifts! Enter to win a box below!
Enter to win! One winner will receive a 15-piece box of brigadeiros from tinyB Chocolates(ARV: $34)
How? It's easy! Just enter to win using the GiveawayTools form below. Good luck!
For more information, visit tinyB at: https://www.tinybchocolate.com
You may say that “Love is the *ultimate* gift...” but a material gift would be sweet, too. So if you are looking for that perfect way to show mom how much you appreciate her, if you want to make your mom feel like a Queen. Here we have a special and unique idea for you.
Before share the idea of Mother’s Day 2018, you should know when is Mother's Day in 2018? Mother's Day in 2018 is on Sunday, the 13th of May (13/5/2018). In the United States, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. In some countries it was changed to dates that were significant to the majority religion, or to historical dates. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, Mother's Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in Lent (Mothering Sunday). And in most Arab countries, Mother's Day is always celebrated on the 21st of March, which is the Spring equinox. Although Mother’s Day is not a federal holiday, however it’s widely celebrated as a special day to honor all mothers and motherhood.
At UniWigs.com we have a special way to honor the women who raised us - Wigs and Hair Pieces(most of them are Hair Toppers).
Why wigs or hair toppers should be a better choice for your Mother’s Day gifts? First, wigs is really the unique idea. We have saw so many gifts ideas for Mother’s Day, such as: flowers, a live plant or tree, bring mom breakfast in bed, Cook mom a special meal, bake a cake, make a homemade gift, jewelry even a card... etc. We are not saying that they are not so good, but don’t you think these are so common and no surprise to your Mom? If your Mother is over 40+, choose a LaVivid Wigs for her is a better idea. LaVivid Wigs is a collection of caucasian wigs which means all of them are designed with the white women in mind. Go check them and you will find that each of the wigs colors and hairstyles are perfect for skin tone and natural hair color of white women. Enjoy more customer show for LaVivid Wigs below:
LaVivid Wigs also have some much younger colors can be chosen from if your mother like the fashion hair color. We have more and more customers that only 20+ years old. Girls love the breathable cap and the much cheaper price than 100% human hair wigs. The most important reason is that it will looks just like your own hair, no one know it’s a wig if you don’t tell them.
Second, if your mom has hair loss problem, our hair toppers collection should be your best choice. Toppers and top pieces are helpful solutions for beginning to mid-progressive stages of hair loss or for those ladies who just want to add fullness to the crown/top area of their head. If your mom don’t suffer hair loss for long, toppers is the best alternative to a full wig! We have 3 different caps can be chosen from, if you are new to toppers, we may need to share this with you:
Allowing a smooth skin base top that resembles your own natural scalp. A mono top mimics the look of natural hair growth and provides hair parting for the greatest versatility in styling.
Another great choice if you want to ensure the front hairline simulated your own. It is very light weight and breathable which is perfect for hot days!
SILK TOP BASE
The most realistic scalp the market has to offer today. Perfectly hide the knots and you don't need to worry about any other techniques to make the knots invisible or less visible.
If you still don’t know how to choose a topper, email to our customer service firstname.lastname@example.org or just call to us:
Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM PST, TEL: 626-810-2938
Monday-Friday 5:00PM – 1:00 AM PST, TEL: 909-895-6421
Also good news is, we special offer 25% OFF for all of these wigs and hair pieces now, you can save your money with code “Lovemom” until the 13th, May, but if you want to receive the gift before Mother’s Day, you should really hurry up to choose one now. Usually you can receive the hair in 3 days if you are in USA, for the other places in the world, it will takes much longer time, maybe a week.
But if you don’t like the wigs or toppers idea for the Mother’s Day, never mind, a Anthropologie Metallic Visor maybe a good choice. Because she knows the key to looking young is all in good sun protection. This wide-brim visor looks chic on the beach, and folds up without losing its shape when traveling. Anyway, we just want to share a unique ideas for your Mother’s Day gifts.
1. If you missed this big sale for Mother’s Day sale 2018, don’t worry, we have some regular coupon can be used, you can get 15% OFF with code REG15 or M15 if you place the first order on computer or mobile. After that you can get 10% OFF with code Blog10 for every of your order.
2. Keep your eyes on our website UniWigs.com, usually we have weekly deal every week, which you can save more than usual for a hair that you dream for.
3. We special offer custom-made service just in case you need a very different cap size for the hair loss area.
4. Usually it need 2-3 weeks produce time for the hair toppers, because all of them are 100% hand-made.
5. Different toppers have different density, if you want the hair much thick, choose the 150% choice.
6. All of the toppers can be restyled as you like because all of the hair are 100% remy human hair.
7. Before decide whether to buy one, go find more about UniWigs on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
If you weren't able to get Mom the perfect Mother's Day gift, don't fret! Clarins has gifts that can give Mom a glow that can make her look as if she just returned from a tropical place! Unless you can afford to buy your mom a trip to an island paradise, the NEW Clarins Sunkissed Color Collection is the next best thing!
This sun-kissed collection of glow-enhancing cosmetics makes me look and feel like a bronzed-goddess. Bring on the sunshine, I am ready to show some skin!
Clarins’ iconic Bronzing & Blush Compact is back with a limited edition design, featuring pink flamingos and palm trees. Three gradients of warm matte shades and the ultra-fine texture create a flawless and glowing complexion. Skin is hydrated and protected all day long, thanks to a vegetal Micropatch and Anti-Pollution complex.
I love the way this bronzer looks on my skin. It gives me that beautiful, radiant touch that just adds that 'extra' glow to warm up my complexion.
This product has four retractable shades: black, purple and turquoise to perfectly line and define the eyes, and a fuchsia lip liner adds a pop of color to your skin. All four shades are enriched with Black Acacia and Sunflower Wax Complex to comfort eyelids and lips.
I am thrilled with this perfect invention of four products in one! It is so much fun to switch things up and add an unexpected pop of color when I am in the mood.
These new limited edition shades are oil-free and offer a creamy texture that instantly blends into the skin to contour, define and illuminate the complexion. Infused with plant extracts, its multitasking formula delivers hydration and protection against pollution and free radicals.
I love the way this primer makes me skin look and feel! It gives me a hint of color, and it looks completely natural.
Clarins’ best-selling Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil comes in a new shade – Blackberry. Leaves lips with a glossy plum finish. A soothing blend of Hazelnut and Organic Jojoba oils help protect against dehydration to visibly restore beautiful, nourished lips.
My lips feel luscious and sexy with this heavenly formula, and the shade is gorgeous!
Clarins Sunkissed Summer Color Collection will be available on www.clarins.com and at all Clarins counters nationwide starting May 2018.
Mother's Day is a few days away, and if you still need an idea for the perfect gift for Mom, think SHOES! A woman can never have too many pairs of shoes.
As a woman, we all want to wear beautiful shoes, but sometimes after the day is through, we can’t wait to kick them off. When it comes to dress shoes, I will usually pass and wear something a bit more comfortable and plain instead. But now I don’t have to! Thanks to Rockport shoes comfortable styles, I can wear that eye-catching pair of heels without the painful consequences!
That’s why I am more than relieved to be wearing these beautiful Total Motion Kalila Pumps.These pumps are available in a large spectrum of hues and colors. The color I am wearing is Blue Snake Patent and I absolutely love how they look and feel. Aside from Rockport shoes head-turning styles, they are so comfortable.
I never imagined that style could feel that way. Inside, they have a thick foam lining that cradles your foot like a glove. This retention foam footbed lets you take each step of the day with guaranteed comfort. These are perfect to wear to really any dressy event, and even better to enjoy a date night out.
Now, style doesn’t have to be such a pain! Rockport has such a wonderful variety of shoes from casual, active, dress and more!
Rockport shoes ensure comfort all day through. In the reviews and comments found on their page, you can easily make a decision with all the highly rated reviews which makes picking that pair even easier. You are sure to find the perfect pair of shoes (or two, or three for yourself and/or for Mom for Mother's Day!
For more information about Rockport or to check out their huge selection of shoes and other gift ideas, go to: http://www.rockport.com/rockport/all-womens-shoes
Product received. All opinions are my own.
This year for Mother's Day, give Mom a gift that keeps on giving. One unique gift idea that I think is perfect is a DIY Gardening Kit! Back to the Roots has a wonderful collection of Indoor Gardening Kits that make it easy for Mom to grow her own vegetables and herbs right in her kitchen!
These DIY Gardening kits are 100% Guaranteed to Grow — no backyard, green thumb, or extra tools required. Just add water & watch them grow!
My own mother loves tomatoes, but is not much of a gardener. (Neither am I.) There is nothing quite like the fresh taste of freshly grown tomatoes. In fact, when I smell the vines, I am transported back to warm, sunny summer days as a child, running trough the sprinklers next to my dad's vegetable garden. I decided to order my mom the Back to the Roots Tomato Self-Watering Planter so she can grow her own cherry tomatoes!
My dad still plants his wonderful garden each May, but it isn't as easy for my mother to go out to the garden to pick tomatoes for her salads or just to snack on. With the amazing Back to the Roots Gardening kit, she will have her fresh tomatoes at her fingertips all throughout the year. Grow cherry tomatoes indoors by watering just once a week!
The Back to the Roots Tomato Self-Watering Planter is the easiest way to grow your organic tomatoes indoors and at home. The planter uses ancient watering technology in the form of an olla pot that you can fill just once a week and watch it grow!
Plus, the biochar technology in the soil lets you grow right out of the planter, on your windowsill or tabletop, with no draining needed. No chemicals, no transplanting, and no messy drainage holes.
I have been wanting one myself, so I just might be ordering two! (Or three?) You can never have too many cherry tomatoes!
For more information or to place an order go to: https://backtotheroots.com/
This Mother's Day, give your mom a gift that she will love. This year, I have chosen to give my own sweet mother Christie Brinkley's Authentic Skin Care for her Mother's Day gift. My mom deserves the very best, and Christie Brinkley's skin care is definitely the best! My mother is a beautiful woman. (Inside and out.) She has always taken very good care of her skin. She has tried many skin care regimens over the years and has spent a lot of money looking for 'that miracle product' that we have since learned, does not exist! But Christie Brinkley Authentic Skin Care comes pretty close!
Me and my beautiful mother
Below is a sneak peek of my mom's gifts that she is getting for Mother's day. I have listed each one along with a description and my thoughts of each product.
RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream~ This richly hydrating cream is the perfect daily moisturizer for use under your makeup or alone. My mom loves it because it keeps her skin supple and it has a very nice fragrance. My mother loves skin care products that have an uplifting scent.
COMPLETE CLARITY Facial Cleansing Wash~ This gentle facial wash removes all traces of makeup, as well as eye makeup without irritating the eyes. It makes the skin clean and ready for the next facial product. I love how it keeps my skin from becoming oily and shiny.
RECAPTURE 360 Night Anti-Aging Night Treatment~ What a richly penetrating night cream! This night cream absorbs perfectly and is not at all greasy or heavy. My skin is transformed upon wakening.
Refocus Eye + IR Defense~ Dark Circles Under Eyes Treatment with Bio-Copper Complex~ This formula is perfect for getting rid of dark circles and bags under my eyes.
Uplift Firming Neck and Decollete Treatment~ A luxurious, fast working cream that targets the décolleté and neck area with ingredients that help firm, smooth, brighten and rejuvenate the look of the delicate skin of the neck and chest. Uplift supports a firmer, smoother neckline. This is my mom's favorite product in this line.
Not only does Christie Brinkley have amazing skin care products, she has also recently created cosmetics that are beyond perfect! I was given the chance to review a gorgeous eye shadow palette, flawless foundation and richly hydrating lipstick.
FOREVER FLAWLESS Professional Finish Foundation - Its DNA damage-reducing formula contains Broad Spectrum SPF 40 protection. It’s powered by peptides and biomimetic ingredients that attract and bind moisture to the skin and infused with IR Defense.
This perfectly formulated foundation has skin care ingredients along with the most flawless, skin luminizing shades to enhance and beautify your face and neck.
Prime Time Day to Night Nudes Eye Shadow Palette contains a curated collection of perfectly-balanced color, professionally-developed to deliver easy, elegant, day-to-dazzling evening looks.
PURE RADIANCE Illumination Facial Oil~ A fast absorbing, luxurious blend of restorative bio-mimetic omega oils that visibly support skin's natural lipid barrier helping to protect skin from aging and damage. Targets skin discoloration and signs of photo-aging.
Lip Beautifully Moisturizing Lipstick is a non-feathering, no-fade formula developed to pamper lips with hydration and single-stroke, incredibly-rich color. It lasts a long time, too!
For more information, please visit: https://christiebrinkleyauthenticskincare.com
Don't Miss Kneipp’s Black Friday into Cyber Monday beauty sales!
- Everything in store and online is under $15, excluding gift sets
- To purchase a Family Loyalty Card, you get an additional 5% off
- Free Shipping all weekend long!
Go get your shopping on so you don’t miss these amazing deals!
Order here: Kneipp.com
The Holidays are around the corner once again. Can you believe it? It is time to be planning out your holiday shopping list. It is never too early to be purchasing gifts and putting them away.
When it comes to the ladies in your life, there is no better gift than that of beauty. Hard Candy makes it simple with their new Hard Candy Holiday Kits for 2017.
Hard Candy's new Holiday Kits are not only high quality beauty products, but completely affordable, too! I know that I am going to stock up on them. I have sisters, daughters and nieces that will love these. Hard Candy cosmetics are definitely not cheaply made. I am impressed with all of their products.
Hard Candy's Holiday Gift Sets are Available for a great price point at Walmart and Walmart.com.
As fall temperatures are starting to set in, face care is more important than ever to prevent dryness. With products from Kneipp, you can prepare, activate and cleanse your skin with their wide, moisturizing selection.
Kneipp Almond Blossom Lightweight Face Mask – “Soft Skin” ($4, Kneipp.com)
Invigorate, freshen and vitalize the skin with this face mask. Well tolerated by sensitive skin, the cell-protecting vitamin E and the nourishing almond oil makes the skin noticeably smoother. With the variety of plant-based ingredients, the moisture level of your skin will increase over 24 hours.
Kneipp Lady’s Mantle 24H Face Cream – “Reactivation” ($30, Kneipp.com)
With its combination of natural ingredients and lady’s mantle extract, this cream is suitable as a day and night cream. It protects the skin from photoaging and free radicals, while the smoothing intensive care pampers the skin with long-lasting moisture and a gentle fragrance
Kneipp Almond Blossom Cleansing Milk – “Soft Skin” ($15, Kneipp.com)
Gently cleanse and remove any make-up without drying out your skin. This cleansing milk contains high-quality, nourishing almond oil and vitamin E, giving the skin a soft, silky appearance.
*From now until October 1st, ALL face care products are 25% off on Kneipp.com.
August 15th is National Relaxation Day! Did you know that? I didn't either, but I am happy to celebrate it! Who doesn't love to relax?
Indulge in a moment of pure tranquility and keep the relaxation going with Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Sereine Relaxing Pillow Mist.
The scent blends essential oils with florals for a fragrance that evokes a sense of calmness. Spray the fragrance onto your sheets or into the air in your bedroom, and allow the soothing scent to provide an instant feeling of well-being and allow you drift away to peaceful relaxation.
Available for $18 at ULTA Beauty
AUGUST 15TH- CELEBRATE NATIONAL RELAXATION DAY WITH KNEIPP
National Relaxation Day is coming up on August 15th, and Kneipp is here to help you slow down, unwind and relax.
From relaxing to muscle comfort, Kneipp’s Massage Oils contain essential oils and give off enchanting fragrances, the perfect addition to your stress relieving massage. The key ingredients in each oil offers something special to help you relax.
Kneipp Arnica Massage Oil – “Joint & Muscle”
Consisting of arnica and ginger extracts, shea butter, sunflower oil and almond oil, this massage oil nourishes, relaxes and moisturizes the body. In addition, it is one of the best post-workout remedies as it helps relieve pain and inflammation from joints and muscles, while also relaxing the body.
Kneipp Lavender Massage Oil – “Relaxing”
With natural lavender essential oil, this intensely pampering massage oil unfolds its balancing, aromatherapeutic effect on the body and mind while massaging.
The lavender is also known to help calm and relax the body and mind, improve mental well-being, promote better sleep and ease pain and tension.
Complete with jojoba oil and almond oil to nourish and hydrate the skin, the oil spreads easily and absorbs slowly to allow the maximum benefits of a relaxing massage.
Kneipp Almond Blossom Massage Oil – “Soft Skin”
Best suited for those with sensitive skin, the almond oil has a high level of essential fatty acids, providing intense nourishment to the skin and supporting the natural regulation of skin moisture. The special fragrance enchants your senses and ensures pure relaxation.
Price and availability : $23 and available on Kneipp.com or Kneipp locations in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.
**In honor of preparing for International Relaxation Day, there will be a promotion where ALL Kneipp Oils will be 50% between August 11th and August 13th.