Friday, December 11, 2009

holiday gift guide: give Splendid Littles

Who doesn't want to have the best-dressed kid on the block? There are so many cute clothing companies out there so when a celebrity--who can splurge on practically anything--chooses one over the others, we want to see what's so special about it. Nicole Richie has been dressing her kids, Harlow and Sparrow, in Splendid Littles and was recently photographed with her family, including Sparrow wearing a Splendid Littles striped onesie. Turns out the clothing brand offers lots of adorable options when it comes to baby clothing, including the three-piece thermal romper set shown here ($99). There are cute tiered dresses and leggings and tunics for toddler girls, plus long-sleeve fleeces and hoodies for toddler boys. Replenish your kids' wardrobes or shop for yourself (think cozy leggings, thermal henley tops and pjs too). Buy all your holiday baby gifts at

Thursday, December 10, 2009

holiday gift guide: give Redken

There are tons of gift sets out there for women but what about the men in your life? Don't they deserve something just as special? Redken saves the day with two great grooming kits. The Grooming Essentials Gift Set ($21; pictured here) is the all in one kit designed to gently cleanse hair and skin. It includes Redken For Men go clean daily care shampoo to hydrate the scalp, and strengthen the hair, grip tight holding gel that provides excellent control and shine without flaking when styling hair, and cleanse acid balancing cleansing bar to gently cleanse, smooth and refresh the skin. Or pick up the Mint Essentials Travel Kit ($12.50) for all his travel needs. The four products from the Redken For Men Mint Active Line all come in travel sizes that are airport security friendly: mint clean shampoo, cool finish conditioner, mint fix sweat-resist gel, and new mint rush hair & body wash. There's also a sample packet of mint shape forming paste to keep his style in place. Visit to locate a Redken For Men salon in your area.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

holiday gift guide: give ACE

It's easy to get wrapped up in holiday shopping for the kids but don't forget your significant other. If he's anything like mine, he won't want anything excessive and won't be happy with something he doesn't really need, like the ACE Dual Action Trimmer ($21.99). Not only will it keep his face smooth and groomed, but it also features a two-sided trim system with a rotating head for nose and ear hair and a reciprocating head for sideburns, facial and neck hair. Granted, you may not need or want to know all these details of your husband's private grooming routine but he'll be impressed. Find it at or get more info at

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

holiday gift guide: give kiss

Tweens are always difficult to buy holiday gifts for--one day one thing is cool, the next day it's SO five minutes ago! With Holiday Party Kits from Pink by Kiss ($7.99), you won't have to worry about whether or not you're hitting the mark. Most tweens love to dress up and get creative--but while most already own several trendy dresses and all the necessary accoutrements, now they can get cool, unique, acrylic nails too and do their own manicures at home. Holiday Party Kits come with 60 press-on nails that fit snugly on small fingers including 20 design nails, and 40 solid nails in order to mix and match and wear on more than one occasion. All they have to do is find the right sizes and press in place . For more info, go to or head to your nearest Rite Aid store before January 1st to stock up.

Monday, December 7, 2009

holiday gift guide: give Weleda

Every mom needs a little R&R now and then (actually more now, than then). But with little time to slip away, we have to make do with the resources at our disposal.
The new Pomegranate Regenerating Body Care Kit from Weleda offers the perfect escape, even in the comfort of your own bathroom. Why pomegranate? Says Weleda's European holistic esthetician Lilith Schwertle, “As we age, our skin’s own rebuilding functions begin to slow. The active ingredients in pomegranate seed oil, including fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants, help encourage your skin’s natural regeneration process.”
The kit contains hand cream, body oil and body wash.
Hand Care: It does everything a good hand cream should do--ie, moisturizes skin and makes hands look more youthful--but it smells amazing too! Thanks to those Turkey-grown pomegranates. It's recommended to be used twice daily for four weeks to prevent roughness, but I definitely felt a difference after only three applications.
Body Oil: I typically prefer macadamia nuts that are chocolate covered but those blended into this innovative formula are just as sweet. Apply twice daily to preserve skin's elasticity and firmness. Don't forget your neck and decollete area.
Body Wash: Use it with a loofah in the bath or shower to exfoliate dead skin cells and leave your skin glowing. While you're lathering up, vanilla, sandalwood, blood orange and neroli make it a rejuvenating aromatherapy experience.
Go to Whole Foods or and stock up on this great stocking stuffer for yourself and your other mom friends.