How to Stuff a Christmas Stocking! Video for your TGiF!

Oh Beauty,
Today is a sweet juxtaposition of life. On one hand, about to go out for a birthday celebration, on the other, I woke up to see Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots band has died, and then, it’s time for Shabbat, and Hanukkah and for life to be celebrated in so many ways.In the meantime, here’s a Friday #TGiF video for you-it’s the ever fun and spunky “How to Stuff a Christmas Stocking: Beauty Edition”

Enjoy.  Let me know what is the one beauty item that I missed in this stocking?

Here are the products in the video:
Cross C3P0 pen
Chella Beautiful Eyebrow Tools
Burt’s Bees Hand Creme
Burt’s Bees squeezable lip balm
7th Heaven masks
Soap & Paper Factory
Mally Lip Gloss
Shiseido Benefiance Lip Treatment
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polish

So, God speed healing to the Weiland family. Life goes on.

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Burt’s Bees “Best Kiss Face” contest!

Get on the braid brigade. See the 15 trendiest styles of the season

Hairstyle Crash Course: Mastering the 15 Hottest Braids

This is a hairstyles article
For those of us with butterfingers, those gorgeous braided updos trending on Pinterest seem impossible. Until now. Instead of resorting to your usual boring ponytail, you too can wear the coolest braids with this expert tutorial. With these pro tips and product recommendations, now even the clumsiest can be a braiding guru.

The cult classic
Burt’s Bees® Beeswax Lip Balm
has been tingling and soothing lips with a minty sensation for over 20
years – naturally! Its all-natural formula contains peppermint oil that
lifts spirits and gets you ready to pucker
up. So this September, Burt’s Bees invites you to purse those lips and
upload your
“Best Kiss Face” to the Raise Your Burt’s contest for a chance to become the next
Natural Champion of the Beeswax Lip Balm!

Raise Your Burt’s contest (now live!) will name the
#1 Beeswax Lip Balm fan—the Natural Champion–the
person who cares about living a natural life just as much as Burt’s
Bees does. Lip balm lovers can choose between 8 different categories for
submission, and most creative
entries will be selected for the following prizes*:
  • 40 semifinalists will win
    100 personalized lip balms
  • The
    two most passionate of these contestants will be featured in the
    2013 Burt’s Bees Lip Balm Campaign
  • But only the
    #1 Beeswax Lip Balm fan will become the
    Natural Champion, winning a weekend extravaganza of pampering, products and a private concert at an eco-friendly, 5-star hotel and spa for himself or herself and
    three friends!
Visit the Raise Your Burt’s tab on the Burt’s Bees Facebook page for more information:
 (*see contest page for a complete listing of prizes and contest rules)

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June National Pollination week: watch Burt talk to the Bees

Hi Gorgeous-rarely do I post a full press release-but this is too important, dear to me-and worth you time to read. If you can’t do that-then just watch the video. It’s important. Thank you!

It turns out Bees do more than most people realize–for such small, short-lived creatures, they do a lot of heavy lifting to keep life on Earth in balance. In fact, one third of the most delicious and nutritious foods on Earth simply wouldn’t exist without bees. Because they are instrumental to biodiversity, they are what scientists call indicator species, so they function as a buzzing alarm system for the health of our planet’s ecosystem.

And the alarm is sounding. Since 2006, colonies of honey bees have seen population declines at around 30% each year. Some of the declines are attributed to a mysterious evacuation of the hive by its workers, which soon spells collapse for the hive, hence the name Colony Collapse Disorder or CCD. Researchers around the world have been focused on trying to solve the mystery, but most agree there is no singular threat. Rather, bees and honey bees in particular are facing a number of challenges—pollution, exposure to chemicals, disease, parasites, poor nutrition, even changes in climate.

Nearly every scientist agrees that all bees need nesting habitats and a variety of healthy flower food to thrive–and they’re in short supply. Humans have used up all the land–we’ve planted crops from field edge to edge, lawns from yard to yard (no bee food there), and fancy ornamental plants where once scruffy natives used to stand. In most agricultural settings today, bees find only one kind of food for days and weeks on end. Not only boring, but not very healthy.

As P2’s Executive Director, Laurie Davies Adams, explains, “Each of us lives in a habitat, and we have the opportunity, in fact, the responsibility, to nurture and promote healthy habitat. By sharing a bit of lawn, a school yard, a farm border, an office landscape or a roadside with blooming pollinator-friendly plants, we create a connection that supports healthy ecosystems and a sustainable future. All of our actions join to build something invaluable to the very plants and pollinators that feed us.”

Burt Shavitz, co-founder of Burt’s Bees was a beekeeper. His bees made the wax in their first Beeswax Lip Balm, so bees aren’t just in the name. That’s why Burt’s Bees is collaborating with bee experts at the Pollinator Partnership and artists to get people to care about bees.

This June for National Pollinator Week, Burt’s Bees will premiere BURT TALKS TO THE BEES, a wonderfully fantastical and wildly educational series of three short films created by Isabella Rossellini, actor, director and uncanny Burt impersonator. You will meet the bees–the queen, the workers and the drones—so we can all become familiar and sympathetic to their plight. Rossellini’s uncanny ability to combine scientific accuracy with storytelling creates a zany, lighthearted approach to environmentalism that piques viewers’ curiosity just enough to care about a disappearing bug.

“At Burt’s Bees, we’ve always taken Colony Collapse Disorder and the health of the honeybees very seriously,” says Burt’s Bees Vice President of Customer Strategy and Marketing, Jim Geikie, “The opportunity to work with Isabella on this film project has given us the chance to shed light on this important issue in an incredibly artful and theatrical new way that I think viewers will really enjoy.”

Coinciding with the launch of the films, Burt’s Bees will launch a website providing all the information and tools people need to do their part for the bees—everything from guerilla gardening to tips on hanging out with bees fearlessly. If each one of us invites bees into our space by planting even a patch of bee food, together we can create a veritable bee sanctuary–and a more sustainable future for all.

To view the film series and create wild for bees, visit


Burt’s Bees has been offering distinctive earth-friendly, natural health and beauty care products for 25 years. From a beekeeper’s backyard in Maine to the leading edge of natural, Burt’s Bees knows natural health and beauty care solutions from head-to-toe. The brand creates products for total skin health that keep The Greater Good™ top of mind. Burt’s Bees has approximately 400 employees with products available in the United States and over 35 countries worldwide as well as on its website No petrochemicals, no phthalates, no parabens and no sodium lauryl sulfate. Not tested on animals.


Established in 1997, Pollinator Partnership is the largest 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated solely to the health, protection, and conservation of pollinating animals. The Pollinator Partnership’s mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research. Visit for more information and to download a free pollinator friendly planting guide for your ecoregion.
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Burt’s Bees Refreshing lip balm with pink grapefruit
7 Healthy Tips for a Happier You

Sometimes we need a breather from life’s stresses. So show yourself a little TLC with these tactics for a healthier, happier you

7 Healthy Tips for a Happier You

This is a stress and women article

It’s easy to get so bogged down by life’s to-dos that you forget about your own health. But fitness and lifestyle expert Tanner Martty says it’s never too late to take charge of your body and mind. See his seven secrets for refreshing yourself from the inside out now.

Get rejuvenated

Hello Gorgeous! Graduation is here as well as summer heat! The Burt’s Bees line is such an easy to access natural product that is good for you! This lip balm is sweet, smooth and like the name says, refreshing! It’s just under $3 at your local Walmart- so pick one up for the summer travels!
Learn more at
And here’s a bit about it from the website: I know I like mine! Apply with a lip liner to add a bit of color to your lips!

“A revitalizing experience, Burt’s Bees Refreshing Lip Balm with Pink Grapefruit contains nutritious oil from the seeds of tropical pink grapefruit, which are rich in powerful vitamins C and E. Your lips will be left feeling refreshed and moisturized with a delicious sweet citrus flavor”.
Burt’s Bees Refreshing Lip Balm with Pink Grapefruit:

100% natural

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GUD by Burt’s Bees: you need it for a Fat Tuesday late night wash for Ash Wednesday
7 Best and Worst Sugar Substitutes

Sugar substitutes can cut out the calories, but are they killing you? Find out which ones to sweeten your tea with here

7 Best and Worst Sugar Substitutes

This is a weight loss diets article

The promise of a shot of sweetness without the calories makes it hard to pass up a pack of Equal or Splenda. But researchers have found that these go-to sugar substitutes can not only make you hungrier, but even cause cancer. Avoid the carcinogenic culprits and stick to the healthful ones with this roundup.

Get facts

Hello soon to be sweet smellin’ Gorgeous!
I’ve been playing with my samples from the new
GUD line of natural body care by Burt’s Bees. I say you need some now for your Fat Tuesday so you can have it tomorrow to wash up and absolve yourself before Ash Wednesday mass.

So far my experience with the Gud products is pure love! Love it! So rich and thick-moisturizing, good smelling and happy feeling! woo hoo!

Best of all-these products are all paraben, phtalates, sulfates, free as well as cruelty free and made right here in the United States of America! Burt’s Bees GUD is good!

Enjoy this short video reveiw then get to the Targets and get you some!

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Burt’s Bees, The Buttes and me!
Anti-Aging Advice for Your 20s, 30s, and Beyond

See what your skin needs when you reach each milestone birthday

Anti-Aging Advice for Your 20s, 30s, and Beyond

This is a anti-aging skin care article

Love the idea or loathe it, getting older is a fact of life. And just as your metabolism can’t handle the late-night food binges or lack of sleep anymore, your skin care regimen also needs to be tweaked with every big birthday. Find out how to address your specific issues and meet your skin’s needs now.

Get advice

Hello Gorgeous!
While I was attending Spray Tan Camp at The Buttes in Tempe AZ-I brought along a wee bottle of hand sanitizer. That’s it in the photo.
I also got a nice bag of sample honey menthol natural throat drops. Did I mention, I love menthol cough drops?
These samples are perfect for me! I did enjoy testing the hand sanitizer because as you know, if you have ever been to a conference in a hotel room it’s just two sneezes and hand shake hellos away from being as germy as a school bus.

The Honey with Menthol and Eucalyptus oil drops are a sweet, smooth, calming throat drop and the hand sanitizer makes for a clean yet moisturized hand by using witch hazel and aloe vera.

You can find more about it on the main website here, but what I think you should really be looking at is the amazing story of how Burt’s Bees got started. Go read and enjoy and I’ll be back with more beauty in a bit!
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