Showing posts with label Loccitane. Show all posts
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Friday, March 8, 2019

Support International Women's Day 2019 with L’Occitane Solidarity Balm

Each year, to mark International Women’s Day on March 8th, L’Occitane pays tribute to the women of Burkina Faso. It was in Burkina Faso, in the early 1980s, that Olivier Baussan first discovered shea butter -- an exceptional ingredient that both nourishes and protects. Since then, over 30 years of shared history have built a bond between L’Occitane and the women of Burkina Faso. To keep this bond strong, the L’Occitane Foundation has chosen to focus its actions on their economic emancipation by supporting -- in particular -- literacy, training and microcredit programs in Burkina Faso.

For International Women’s Day 2019, L’Occitane has introduced Limited Edition Shea Orange Blossom Fragrance Solidarity Balm ($6) that features a tin with designs in bright and bold African wax prints, replicating those that decorate the clothes of the Burkinabé women. This multipurpose balm contains 98% fair trade shea butter, and is accentuated with a light violet scent. Enriched with Shea Butter, it helps nourish, soften, and protect the lips, body, and hair -- and slips easily into your handbag, so you can keep it with you wherever you go. The L’Occitane Foundation is donating 100% of sales profits to organizations that promote women’s entrepreneurship.

In 2009, the L’Occitane Foundation began working in partnership with the French NGO Entrepreneurs duMonde on a multi-year project. Developed with the microfinance institution ASIENA, it aims to promote economic self-sufficiency and an entrepreneurial spirit among Burkinabé women.

The project focuses on two main themes:
  • Providing financial support for women, so that they can develop income-generating activities
  • Assisting these women by providing socio-economic training, to build up their entrepreneurial skills

“Microcredit has enabled me to start up my business selling dolo. As this business was doing well, I was able to take out three other loans to develop other activities. My standard of living has vastly improved.” - Marie

“I took out a microcredit loan so that I could build up a stock of coconuts and ginger juice to sell on the market. This enables me to complement the income I already make from shea butter so that I can be financially autonomous all year long.” - Barkissa

An ambitious microcredit project -- To date, over 900 women have learned to read and write in the 31 literacy centers opened by the L’Occitane Foundation, while over 6,000 women have benefited from microcredits.

Since the L’Occitane Foundation’s creation in 2006, over 15,000 women have received a support in developing and strengthening their business. In 2014, the Foundation decided to extend its operating field and engaged new actions for women’s leadership on the French territory, with a focus on Provence. To learn more about the L’Occitane Foundation visit L’Occitane Foundation online and to purchase Shea Orange Blossom Fragrance Solidarity Balm visit L’Occitane.

Monday, May 7, 2018

2018 Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts

Hello Beautynistas and Suavies! Mother’s Day is on May 13! Yep -- less then a week! But do not fret because it causes wrinkles and because we have got you covered with some very unique and fun finds -- just for Mom!

Gifts of Nature Mask Trio by Blue Lagoon Iceland ($259): The collection includes Blue Lagoon’s Signature Masks -- Lava Scrub Mask, Silica Mask and Algae Mask -- that is a complete set for whatever Mom’s skin needs and she will love you for it!

L’Occitane Mother’s Day Gifts Sets: With delicious sets that feature the very best of L’Occitane skin care, luxe bath products and fragrance, as well as prices that range from about $90 to $200, there is absolutely a gift set for every mom.

The Ritual Of Ayurveda Balancing Treat Gift Set ($28): This is the perfect way to introduce Mom to the inner harmony of Rituals with shower gel, shampoo, body cream and shower oil. Beautifully packaged, Ritual Of Ayurveda Gift Set offers soothing and aromatic products based on Indian rose and sweet almond oil. Give the gift box a second lease on life by keeping photographs, letters or other items in it.

VOLOOM ($130): This is a volumizing iron that takes seconds to work and provides major, long-lasting volume! We absolutely fell in love with this tiny wonder! It is also the perfect choice for finer, thinner or shorter hair. With ceramic-coated plates and a ¾ inch design, this styler creates little pockets of volume close to the roots without leaving a clear texture in the hair, for natural-looking lift.

Golden Door Spa Yuzu Collection: Yuzu Face & Body Mist ($34) is an all-purpose conditioning mist for face and body, and is amazing for on the go. Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub ($58) is a deliciously aromatic and invigorating body scrub contains an extraordinary combination of selected ingredients to immediately improve the appearance of the skin. Yuzu Body Moisturizer ($44) is a lightweight, fast absorbing and super hydrating body lotion that rejuvenates both body and mind.

Proenza Schouler Arizona ($130 Exclusively At Sak’s): Inspired by nature, this scent includes an innovative floral accord of white cactus flower never before used in perfumery combined with a creamy orris sparking your spirit of discovery. This is the perfect Spring & Summer scent!

Need more ideas? Check out TME's Gifts For Her and Fragrance sections!

Monday, April 16, 2018

2018 Mother’s Day Gifts from L’OCCITANE

Team TME has had a long love affair with L’Occitane. And we don’t try to hide it! This brand is not only high quality, but it gives back to communities around the world and offers varying price points so that you can always find something special. This Mother’s Day, which is May 13th, gift mom with L’Occitane’s luxurious gift sets, featuring their award-winning skincare and fresh, floral spring fragrances -- all divinely packaged and ready to gift!

Divine Gift Set ($189): Empower Mom to shine from the inside out with this gift set made up of L’Occitane’s Immortelle essential oil along with the Immortelle Divine Foaming Cleansing Cream, Divine Lotion, Divine Cream and Divine Eyes.

Terre de Lumière L’Eau Gift Set ($89): Introducing L’Occitane’s new floral fragrance – Terre de Lumière L’Eau. Gift Mom with a sweet, delicate floral scent with this set of Perfume, Shower Gel, Body Milk and a Purse Spray (perfect for days when she’s on-the-go!) 

Almond Gift Set ($89): Make Mother’s Day the ultimate at-home-spa experience with this soothing and moisturizing gift set completed with 2018 Mother’s Day Gifts from L’Occitane’s luscious Almond Milk Concentrate, Shower Oil, Supple Skin Oil, Delicious Hand Cream and Soap.

Shea Butter Gift Set ($89): Because every mom deserves to indulge especially when it is with the most treasured ingredient, Shea Butter. Give mom the gift of nourishment from head-to-toe with this set of L’Occitane’s Shea Butter Hand Cream, Foot Cream, Extra Gentle Milk Soap, Shower Cream, and Ultra-Rich Body Cream.

Lavender Collection ($89): Embrace the aromas from the fields of Provence in Mom’s home with the gift of Lavender this Mother’s Day, leave the body feeling revitalized, relaxed and entirely stress free with L’Occitane’s Lavender Foaming Bath, Hand Cream, Candle, Perfumed Sachet and Bonne Mere Lavender Soap.

Available at L’Occitane boutiques and online, now until May 13th, these sets are filled with L’Occitane’s best products for rejuvenating the body and mind, giving both you and Mom the gift of relaxation!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

L’Occitane 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

We’re a tiny bit late on bringing this one to you, but it’s soooo worth the wait! This holiday season pamper your loved ones with luxurious gift sets from L’OCCITANE. Capturing the essence of Provençal beauty, each gift is filled with our cherished formulas, wrapped in festive ready-to-give packaging. There’s nothing that we aren’t completely in love, most especially since L’OCCITANE has partnered with UNICEF, however if there were one complete must-have it would be L’OCCITANE’s Luxury Advent Calendar … read on to find out why!

As we stated above, this holiday season, L’OCCITANE has partnered with UNICEF to help thousands of children around the world. From now to December 25, L’OCCITANE will donate $4 from each Shea Butter Collection and Shea Butter Deluxe Collection Gift Sets purchased to UNICEF, up to $120,000. In addition to their work with UNICEF, L’OCCITANE Shea Butter favorites are harvested in Burkina Faso in a sustainable and fair trade partnership with the women who produce it.

  • Shea Butter Collection ($74): As L’OCCITANE’s most beloved ingredient, shea butter is the star of this luxurious body care set, offering protection and nourishment of the skin. It includes Shea Butter Hand Cream, Foot Cream, Ultra-Rich Body Cream, and Extra Gentle Milk Soap.
  • Shea Butter Deluxe Collection ($104): Upgrade your Shea Butter Collection gift set and make it Deluxe! This collection of shea butter favorites includes your entire skin and body regimen from start to finish. It includes Shea Butter Ultra-Rich Body Cream, Intensive Hand Balm, Foot Cream, Shower Cream, Extra Gentle Milk Soap, and Shea Light Face Cream.

L’OCCITANE Collection Gift Sets
  • Almond Collection ($74): Sourced from Haute-Provence, the coveted almond oil helps nourish, moisturize and beautify the skin. This luxurious gift set comes complete with an Almond Shower Oil, Almond Milk Concentrate, Delicious Hand Cream, Almond Delicious Soap and Supple Skin Oil.
  • Lavender Collection ($74); Sourced directly from farmers’ cooperatives in Haute-Provence, L’OCCITANE’s certified P.D.O lavender scent offers much-needed moments of calmness and tranquility. Give the gift of relaxation with this collection of Lavender Foaming Bath, Perfumed Sachet, Hand Cream, Hand Wash, Body Milk, and Bonne Mere Lavender Bar Soap.
  • Terre De Lumiere Collection ($79): Discover L’OCCITANE’s 2017 fragrance launch, Terre de Lumiere, inspired by Provence’s Golden Hour, with zesty and aromatic top notes, and signature lavender honey. This premiere gift includes L’OCCITANE holiday limited edition Terre de Lumiere Eau de Parfum, Gentle Shower Gel, Body Lotion, and Perfumed Soap, wrapped in luxury silk gold tissue.

  • L’Homme Cedrat Collection ($79): The perfect gift set for the men in your life, L’Homme Cedrat is the essence of escape, inspired by the sailors of Arles with a crisp freshness and aquatic notes. Give the signature L’HOMME Cédrat Cologne Eau de Toilette, Shower Gel, After-Shave gel cream, Cologne Soap.
  • Divine Collection ($189): Rich in immortelle essential oil, this advanced anti-aging set features our best-selling Divine Cream, Divine Eyes, Divine Foaming Cleansing Cream, and Divine Youth Oil, to leave skin feeling more vibrant, radiant and younger-looking than ever.

The Limited-Edition Favorites
  • Classic Advent Calendar ($69): This highly anticipated advent calendar is back for another year and sure to please any crowd by revealing a surprise beauty essential on each of the 24 days leading up to Christmas! Sample L’OCCITANE’s most beloved ingredients for a luxurious body and skin experience.
  • NEW! Luxury Advent Calendar ($124): New for 2017, we are taking L’OCCITANE’s coveted advent calendar and providing shoppers the ultimate gift for the beauty obsessed. This beauty treasure chest includes 24 surprise and delight moments featuring everything from premium fragrance to body care and face care. Treat the senses to coveted ingredients from the South of France including Verbena, Shea Butter, Immortelle, Almond, Cherry Blossom, Rose, and more.
  • Best of L’Occitane Collection ($124): Web Exclusive - Surprise and delight someone on your list with the crème de la crème from L’Occitane. This deluxe set includes a combination of best selling bath and body products with luxurious ingredients straight from the South of France including Shea Butter Hand Cream and Foot Cream, Almond Shower Oil and Milk Concentrate Immortelle Cleansing Oil Make-up Remover, Lavender Foaming Bath and Extra Gentle Lavender Soap.
  • Luxury Travel Treats ($42): These travel-size favorites are perfect for the jetsetter in your life and come wrapped in a perfect carry all pouch! Products include Shea Butter Light Comforting Cream, Almond Shower Oil, Almond Milk Concentrate, Shea Butter Hand Cream, Shea Butter Foot Cream, Verbena Shower Gel, Verbena Body Lotion, Aromachologie Repairing Shampoo and Aromachologie Repairing Conditioner.

Holiday Sets, Baubles & Stocking Stuffers
  • Holiday Baubles ($14 each): The perfect delight & decoration to add to your tree, these bauble sets – available in Shea Butter Bauble, Verbena Bauble and Cherry Blossom Bauble – include a Hand Cream, Extra Gentle Bar Soap, Leaf Soap or Shower Gel, and Body Lotion.
  • Crackers Collection ($34): A jovial upgrade to your traditional ‘Christmas crackers’, this entertaining set is more than just fun – pop them open to enjoy your favorite L’Occitane minis! Includes Cherry Blossom Shower Gel, Bonne Mere Peach Bath Cube, Cherry Blossom Hand Cream, Almond Shower Oil, Bonne Mere Olive Bath Cube, Almond Hand Cream, Aromachologie Relaxing Shower Gel, Bonne Mere Rosemary Bath Cube and Lavender Hand Cream.
  • One For You, One For Me ($54): Treat yourself too! Give the gift of delectable hand creams in L’OCCITANE’s most cherished scents. Formulated with nourishing Shea Butter, this moisturizing set features 1 oz. hand creams in the delicious scents of Shea Butter, Rose Heart, Vanilla Bouquet, Zesty Lime, Cherry Blossom and Lavender. There is one for you, your bestie, mom, sister or special someone!
  • Beauty Oils Collection ($69): Web Exclusive - Love your skin this winter and discover L’OCCITANE’s best-selling Almond and Shea Butter enriched-oil duos to unwind and indulge after a long holiday season. Revive and hydrate skin with this collection of Almond Shower Oil, Supple Skin Oil, Shea Butter Cleansing Oil and Shea Butter Fabulous Oil.

All these items can be found online at L’Occitane and in-store except where noted.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

L’Occitane Fall 2017 Launches

For 15 years, the L’Occitane researchers have studied the anti-aging properties of Immortelle, the eternal flower that never fades or wilts even after it has been picked from the ground, and patented formulas featuring the exceptional ingredients of the flower for its best-selling Immortelle Divine skincare collection. After three years of intensive research, L’Occitane unveils the new generation of L’Occitane Immortelle Divine, an advanced anti-aging collection to target visible facial lines and wrinkles for smoother and more radiant skin.

L’Occitane 2017 Immortelle Divine Skincare Collection:
  1. Divine Cleansing Balm ($44) - The Divine Cleansing Balm, inspired by Korean skincare, melts softly onto skin to dissolve dirt, oil and makeup, even waterproof makeup, while nourishing the skin. Its rich butter texture transforms into a light oil upon contact with the warmth of the skin. Enriched with organic Immortelle Essential Oil and antioxidant Vitamin E, its unique formula cleanses skin effectively and gently. Complexion looks and feels dewy and luminous.
  2. Divine Foaming Cleansing Cream ($39) - Debuting a new Immortelle-inspired design with K-Beauty influence, this luxurious cream transforms into moisture-rich lather foam with water. When applied to the face, it creates a "cushion" between the skin and your fingers, to cleanse skin gently without over-drying. It effectively removes impurities and all traces of makeup. Enriched with Immortelle Essential Oil, and antioxidant Vitamin E, the Divine Cleansing Cream helps to smooth, revitalize and illuminate the skin with each use. Perfectly cleansed, skin regains softness and suppleness.
  3. Divine Cream (New Formula Launching September 2017) ($110) - With a striking new design and higher concentration of organic Immortelle Essential Oil, compared to our previous formula, this award-winning miracle cream addresses multiple signs of aging, and works to create skin that looks smoother, nourished, and more luminous. Formulated with Immortelle Essential Oil, a Vitamin C derivative and complex combination of seven natural based active ingredients, this best-selling luxurious, rich moisturizer reveals a youthful glow. Apply to clean, dry skin and gently massage until absorbed. Use morning and evening on face and neck, avoiding the eye area.
  4. Divine Youth Oil (New Formula Launching September 2017) ($99) - This luxurious Immortelle Divine Youth Oil reveals younger-looking skin from day one and helps fight visible signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles while nourishing and refreshing. Paired with a complex of seven natural plant oils that are selected for their high concentration of essential fatty acids and nutrients, its lightweight and silky texture melts seamlessly into the skin. The result is younger-looking skin starting day one that looks more radiant, smooth, and youthful. For all skin types, use after serum and before moisturizer every day.
  5. Divine Serum (New Formula February 2018) ($119) - This intense serum holds a high concentration of Immortelle and Myrtle essential oils for younger-looking skin. Enriched with a Vitamin C derivative and seven natural based active ingredients, the velvety, gel-cream formula works to reveal a complexion that looks more firm, radiant and luminous. For all skin types, use after toner and eye cream and before oil and moisturizer every day.
  6. Divine Eye Balm ($94) - Enriched with organic Immortelle Essential Oil and a blend of seven naturally-derived ingredients, this cream-based balm with a rich melting texture, contains a unique, innovative formula to reveal visibly firmer, smoother, and more luminous, younger-looking skin. For all skin types, use as an eye mask or moisturize around eye area.
  7. Divine Eyes ($79) - Calling on the power of organic Immortelle Essential Oil, Buckwheat Extract and other naturally derived active ingredients, this powerful blend helps to visibly smooth the appearance of fine lines and target skin aging surrounding the eye area to reveal a more youthful-looking appearance. For all skin types, use after toner and before serum and moisturizer every day.
  8. Divine Cream Mask ($134) - Formulated with a blend of anti-aging organic Immortelle Essential Oil, nourishing Shea Butter, and Cistus Extract which is known for its relaxing properties, this creamy mask has a rich, melting texture that absorbs into skin for firmer, smoother and more luminous results.

Beginning September 2017, the new Immortelle Divine Collection will introduce new product offerings along with enhanced and fan-favorite formulas featuring a higher concentration of the Immortelle essential oil. L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Collection will be available online and in L’Occitane boutiques.

Friday, August 4, 2017

TME Travel Must Haves Continued

We realize how completely fortunate that we are to be able to follow our passions. And yes, travel is a major passion for all of us here at TME. As we wander, or receive a special package, as is the case with our top Summer 2017 Must Have, each member of TME will find amazing products that simply make traveling more enjoyable. Of course, we would be completely remiss to not share these luscious items with our beautiful readers. So without further ado, let’s get to the latest travel-friendly beauty essential finds!

Our first, and thus far top Summer 2017 Must Have is the ELEMIS x Misha Nonoo Luxury Travel: Essentials for Her ($104). This is a limited edition, elegant travel bag that is packed with the most essential skin care items that you’ll need no matter whether you’re headed on a long-haul flight or a weekend at the beach. Misha was born in Bahrain, lives in New York, and studied in London and Paris -- Does it get any better than a gorgeously designed bag with perfectly curated products from someone who truly knows jet setting?!? Not to mention the price is an absolute bargain!

ELEMIS x Misha Nonoo Luxury Travel: Essentials for Her – Inside:

  • Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser 
  • Balancing Lavender Toner
  • White Flowers Eye & Lip Make-Up Remover
  • Papaya Enzyme Peel
  • Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
  • Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream
  • Frangipani Monoi Body Oil

Of course, you need a little more than just skin care products when participating in summertime wanderlust. These beauty finds will not only keep you looking and feeling good while you travel, keep in mind that travel sized products are a fabulous non-committal way to try out new products without breaking the beauty bank!

  1. OGX Shampoos & Conditioners ($2.99 each) in travel size. We’ve become huge fans of this drugstore brand! OGX’s various formulas smell delicious and have amazing efficacy!
  2. When we travel, we like to travel light and L’OCCITANE Almond Shower Oil ($9.50) pulls double duty as the perfect shaving companion and body moisturizer. Don’t forget a razor! Venus Snap with Embrace Razor in Cosmo Pink ($9) is a must-have for travel, and actually for all occasions.
  3. We just discovered this bit of heaven -- Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rose and Nirvana Bourbon Dry Shampoo ($14) that extends the life of your blowout, even in the summer heat!
  4. Sometimes we overdo on vacay and our hair pays the price. For strands damaged by sand and salt, Maui Moisture Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Shampoo & Conditioner ($2.99 each) are the ultimate hair savers! 
  5. Keep hands smooth and freshly scented with L’OCCITANE Shea Butter Rose Heart Hand Cream and Verbena Cooling Hand Cream Gel ($12 each).

We hope that you check out, and enjoy our travel essential suggestions. And ... Have an amazing weekend wherever you go! xo ~Team TME

Friday, May 26, 2017

Summer 2017 Beauty and Grooming Essentials Part Two

Hey! Before you run off to parts known and unknown to kick off what is going to be the best summer ever, we wanted to make sure that you had a whisper about the best beauty and men’s grooming essentials for Summer 2017. Check out “Summer 2017 Beauty and Grooming Essentials Part One” and read on for even more products that are going to make this season sizzle!

For The Guys: TME has always had a really strong male readership. We love that! And it was a specific endeavor on the part of Yvonne to bring the guys into the fold. We still find it kinda cute that the guys can be a little shy about asking questions. Don’t be! You deserve to pamper yourselves just as much as the ladies.

Our current favorites just for our guys … L’Occitane’s Cade Collection ($65) - rich with woody notes of juniper, sandalwood, pink pepper and rosemary, this set includes Cade Shaving Cream, Cade Shower Gel for Hair and Body and Cade After-Shave Balm. L’Occitane’s Mer & Mistral Collection ($75) – is bursting with zesty and sweet citrus, along with rosemary, pine and cypress! This is such a fresh and clean fragranced collection that had every member of Team TME in complete agreement that you need this for Summer 2017! The Mer & Mistral Collection includes Mer & Mistral Eau de Toilette, Shower Gel and Body Lotion. If you haven’t gotten one of Harry’s Shave Sets, treat yourself. A few years ago, Yvonne gave a Harry’s Razor to her “has everything, needs nothing” brother and he hasn’t used another brand since. Team TME’s Harry Pick; Harry’s Daily Face Wash ($7) and Harry’s Truman Razor Set ($15) that includes Truman Razor Handle, Foaming Shave Gel, 3 Blade Cartridges, and Travel Blade Cover. Rounding out our picks for the guys is the Evolutionman Sport Guy Kit ($80) that includes Nu Noir Face & Body Wash, Moisture Protect SPF 20, Lip Balm SPF 15, EVMAN Sport Bottle, and EVMAN Square Dopp Kit Bag.

Lovely Locks: Wouldn’t it be amazing if the summer breezes didn’t blow up our hair? Sun at the beach, chlorine poolside, humidity … oh vey! Before you resign yourself to donning that hat that you bought for Coachella, Team TME has a few other options for controlling unruly summertime hair.

Sun and After Sun Hair Care: Phyto Plage Protective Sun Veil ($30) – this lightweight sun mist protects hair and guards color from UV damage or Macadamia Professional Sun Shield Dry Oil Veil ($20) with its delicious coconut cream scent, this pre-sun treatment spray shields hair from harmful rays. When you’re done playing in the sun, Macadamia Professional After Sun Leave-In Repair ($20) is perfect, as it absorbs instantly and helps nourish summer hair.

Wash It Out: There are so many shampoos and conditioners, but a few new ones that we are loving for the summer are the TRESemmé Bontanique Collection that includes TRESemmé Bontanique Shampoo and Conditioner ($5.99 each) which are infused with coconut milk and aloe vera.  There is also Macadamia Professional Endless Summer Sun & Surf Shampoo and Conditioner ($20 each) that keeps hair protected against UV rays while you’re soaking up the sun … and against chlorine and salt while you’re splashing around in the pool and ocean. Our final recommendation is Phyto Plage After-Sun Rehydrating Hair & Body Shampoo ($24), which is the perfect one-step cleansing gel to wash away sand, salt, and chlorine from hair, leaving it deeply moisturized and super-soft.

Stylin’: Beachy waves are a timeless summer look. Actually, we saw a lot of beach waves during Fashion Week. The relaxed gentle wave seems to fit just about everyone – no matter face shape or hair length … and even hair texture. Beach or “Boho” waves are just as appropriate for the office as for the beach. To achieve the look, it begins with the correct styling products. Our current favorites; ALTERNA Haircare Bamboo Beach Summer Ocean Waves Tousled Texture Spray ($22) and the BEACHWAVER Pro ($199.99), an innovative professional rotating curling iron invented by celebrity hairstylist and TME favorite Sarah Potempa. If you’re looking for volume, Caviar Anti-Aging Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist ($28)! 

Protect and Hold: Of course your only option for beautiful summer hair is not bound to beach waves. Peruse our Summer Beauty section for hairspiration and the tools for achieving those easy styles are plentiful. Our current favorites; Kérastase L'incroyable Blowdry ($40) to complete protect your locks; Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oleo Complex ($58), Phyto Phytolisse Ultra Glossing Finishing Serum ($30), Alterna Bamboo Kendi Oil Dry Oil Mist ($25), and Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Perfect Texture Finishing Spray ($28). For on the go, we love Bosley Pro BosRenew Volumizing Dry Shampoo ($19) and Macadamia Professional Style Extend Dry Shampoo ($25).

The Tools: Anything that makes our lives easier is a major plus, especially when it comes to our hair or makeup during the summer. Perhaps, these two collections maybe oddly paired but we loved these so much that we had to mention them to our favorite people … our readers! Artis Fluenta 9 Brush Set ($450) and the invisibobble Original Secret Garden Collection ($25), which is a limited edition collection of hair rings that are perfect for a sleek ponytail or pinless chignon.

Have a safe and amazing holiday weekend! ~xo Team TME

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

L’Occitane Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Team TME has had a long love affair with L’Occitane. And we don’t try to hide it! This brand is not only high quality, but it give back to communities around the world and offers varying price points so that you can always find something special. This Mother’s Day, gift mom with L’Occitane’s luxurious gift sets, featuring their award-winning skincare and fresh, floral spring fragrances – all divinely packaged and ready to gift!

Divine Collection ($190): Show mom how precious she is with this extraordinary skincare regimen infused with L’Occitane’s unique immortelle essential oil, prized for its outstanding skin rejuvenating properties. This set creates skin that looks and feels radiant, replenished, and more youthful-looking, featuring the Immortelle Precious Cleansing Foam, Immortelle Divine Lotion, Immortelle Divine Cream and Immortelle Divine Eyes.

Terre de Lumière Gift Set ($98): Introducing L’Occitane’s new Gourmand Aromatic fragrance—Terre de Lumière. This gift set, featuring L’Occitane’s newest fragrance, is a reflection of the “Golden Hour,” a special time of day in Provence at dusk as the sun falls and the sky fills with golden and purple light. The air is filled with the most fragrant fresh and warm Provençal scents. This set includes Terre de Lumière Eau de Parfum, Shower Gel, and Beautifying Body Milk.

Néroli & Orchid Collection ($78): If you are looking for a special Mother's Day gift to show mom how much you admire her, choose this sweet fruity and floral blend of Néroli & Orchid combined with Tunisian Néroli, an orange blossom essence, with White Orchid absolute from Madagascar, for the sweetest bouquet of the season. This gift set includes an Eau de Toilette, Body Milk, and Shower Gel.

Shea Butter Collection ($74): Celebrate L’Occitane’s most treasured ingredient, Shea Butter, which is at the heart of this incredibly luxurious body care set. This special set includes best sellers from L’Occitane that protect, nourish and revitalize skin from head-to-toe. Including everything mom will love, this glorious gift contains the Shea Butter Hand Cream, Foot Cream, Extra Gentle Milk Soap, Shower Cream, and Ultra-Rich Body Cream.

Lavender Collection ($74): Be whisked away to the dreamy fields of Provence with this premium collection of soothing, instantly calming lavender products. Including a Lavender Foaming Bath, Hand Cream, Candle, Perfumed Sachet and Bonne Mere Lavender Soap, this set will leave the body feeling nourished, relaxed and stress-free.

Almond Collection ($74): Sourced from Haute-Provence, almond oil has the natural ability to nourish and beautify the skin, with a light, luscious scent. This wonderful gift set, complete with Almond Shower Oil, Milk Concentrate, Delicious Hand Cream and two Delicious Bar Soaps, will leave mom’s skin silk, soft and radiant.

Verbena Collection ($74): Mom will feel refreshed and revitalized with L’Occitane’s invigorating verbena-infused collection, featuring notes of rose, geranium and lemon tree. This set includes a Verbena Eau de Toilette, Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Perfumed Sachet and Cooling Hand Cream.

Rose Collection ($74): Give mom a lasting bouquet of roses with this collection of fresh and velvety Rose-fragrant products, which is sure to please the senses with a marriage of Roses notes from Grasse, Bulgaria, Morocco and Turkey. This set includes Rose et Reines Eau de Toilette, Shower Gel, Body Milk, Hand & Nail Cream, and Bonne Mère Soap.

Shea Happy Hands Collection ($60): Pamper mom with the calming and smoothing benefits of L’Occitane’s all-time favorite hand-care treatments including a Shea Butter Hand Cream, One Minute Hand Scrub and Nourishing Nail & Cuticle Oil.

Ultimate Hand Cream Collection ($50): Experience the full range of L’Occitane’s favorite luxurious hand cream scents. This set includes Cherry Blossom, Almond Delicious, Shea Butter, Roses et Reines, and Lavender Hand Creams

Savons de Provence ($30): A perennial favorite, this collection of four, vegetable-based bar soaps is the perfect gift for the mom who loves to entertain. This set includes Shea Butter Extra-Gentle Soaps in Lavender, Milk and two Verbena scents.

Rose Discovery Collection ($28): Give the gift of this gorgeous collection, featuring Rose de Reines Eau de Toilette, Extra-Gentle Soap, and Hand Cream.

Cherry Blossom Discovery Collection ($28): Embrace the sweet florals of the springtime with this delicately scented Cherry Blossom, capturing the soft and feminine notes from the first breeze of spring. This set includes Cherry Blossom Eau de Toilette, Perfumed Soap, and hand Cream.

Classic Hand Cream Trio ($28): A true beauty must-have for mom’s purse, a trio of delicately scented L’OCCITANE hand creams to help nourish and protect hands anytime, anywhere. This set includes Shea Butter, Cherry Blossom and Almond Delicious hand creams.

La Flamme Candle ($10): Love, celebrate and give with this verbena scented candle which L’OCCITANE has created in partnership with Marie Claire to raise funds for the education of women. 100% of profits from the sale of each candle will be donated to 3 chosen charities; She's the First (United States), Toutes a L’Ecole (Cambodia) and Entreprenuers du Monde (Africa) in order to help transform the lives of thousands of young girls.

Available at L’Occitane boutiques and online, these sets are filled with L’Occitane’s best products for rejuvenating the body and mind, giving both you and Mom the gift of relaxation!

Monday, March 20, 2017

New Spring Launches From L’Occitane

Happy Spring 2017! Yes, today marks the first day of Spring and while it may not feel like cherry blossoms and sunshine, perhaps a few new products from one of our favorite brands may do the trick to shoo away the winter blues.

L’Occitane has added to what has become an iconic collection for the brand -- its Divine Collection -- with the latest edition being the Divine Eye Balm. Enriched with organic Immortelle essential oil and a blend of 7 naturally-derived ingredients, this cream-based balm with a rich melting texture contains a unique, innovative formula to reveal visibly firmer, smoother, more luminous and younger-looking skin.

Also launching for Spring 2017 is L’Occitane’s Aromachologie Relaxing Pillow Mist ($20), for which any TME member can attest that L’Occitane’s Aromachologie products are sent from heaven! Made with essential oils, this mist can be sprayed in your bedroom to create a calming atmosphere that promotes relaxation and well-being. The relaxing pillow mist contains the essential oils of lavender, bergamot, mandarin, sweet orange and geranium. It has been proven to be effective at creating a soothing sensation, conducive to a peaceful, relaxing night's sleep.

The Divine Eye Balm ($84) is currently available online at L’Occitane and in L’Occitane boutiques. Aromachologie Relaxing Pillow Mist ($20) will be available in the United States starting March 22, 2017 online at L’Occitane and in L’Occitane boutiques.