Glade Expressions….We Like!!

We at Vive La Luxe just got our Glade Expressions BzzKit….we are in love! These come in fabulous scents: Cotton & Italian Mandarin, Lavender & Juniper Berry, Pineapple & Mangosteen, and Fuji Apple & Cardamom spice. I just brought home the Lavender & Juniper Berry diffuser – my room smells so good. No plug, no batteries needed! Products are priced at around $5-10. They’re widely available, relatively inexpensive, aesthetically pleasing, AND refillable. They’re a really great way to add a finishing touch to a bathroom or living room to fall in to season (see what we did there?)

Check out ViveLaLuxe’s Facebook for some AWESOME coupons courtesy of BzzAgent so you can get your own Glade Expressions and express yourself.

Fab Coupon Code – Yankee Candle

Here’s an awesome coupon code to help you set the fall mood in your home – use

CATF112

when you purchase two large jars, and get two for free!

We picked up Autumn Wreath and Happy Halloween

for ZERO dollars!

What are some of your Yankee Candle Fall Favorites?

Healthy Fab Hair…..

It’s not a dream, it’s affordable! BzzAgent gave us the opportunity to try out this new product from Garnier Fructis, for free! We LOVE it! We’ve been using the Triple Nutrition and it is working wonders for our over processed hair. Shampoo and conditioner that not only works, but is priced at under $5 – can it be any better?

Check out www.bzzagent.com to learn all about their campaigns and how you can try awesome new products for free, just for your honest opinion.

Anxious for Spring?

Paris in the Spring...Yes Please!

We are anxious as well. You are not alone!

The road to spring is sometimes long (and cold, and windy, and…ugh) depending on where you live, so for us Jersey girls a collection of cardigans is never a bad idea.

Fuzzy Cardigan Sweater $24.80 @ Forever21

I personally love the way a cotton cardigan feels. It can still be fashionable without looking like a blanket as long as you find the right style. Making sure something FITS is always important too! Forever21 has a fuzzy cardigan sweater for under $25! You can pair this with a shoulder bearing dress and some tights and boom! Seasonably appropriate. If you’re like me, sundresses and spaghetti straps litter your closet. When it comes to cold weather I run the risk of looking like a fool if I don’t pair it accordingly.

Princess Seam Dress $19.99 @ Target

Love Love LOVE this dress from Target. It is simple but fashionable and most importantly, it’s comfortable! I’m about a size 11, 5’8″ and a D cup. I know all too well how difficult it can be to dress yourself especially when the clothes you want are built for a size 4 but are available in 10 and up. My good friend Sukanya over at Glitter and Vodka has a wonderful post about this issue which is definitely worth a read.

Coincidence & Chance Tulip Dress $19.99 @ Urban Outfitters

 This dress is on sale right now at UrbanOutfitters.com. It’s a great find for under $20 and is yet another piece you can mix and match with sweaters. Don’t be thrown off by the colors and stripes. Go for a solid cardigan or a blazer if you’re looking to glam it up a bit. Accessorize accordingly with a pair of earrings or a cocktail ring. You absolutely can go overboard and run the risk of looking like, well….

Yikes. I apologize for the scare, but all Jersey girls don’t look like that and I needed to make a point here. For those of you that still have your browser opened and aren’t completely shaken by the horror above I have one more tip to keep your head up for those spring days.

Iced Coffee! I am a bona fide coffee lover and there’s nothing more I enjoy than a delicious iced coffee on a(n almost warm) day. Head over to Dunkin’ Donuts Philly area Facebook page for sweet coupons and promotions. Free coffee always tastes better! Janae and I are both BzzAgents. BzzAgent is a pretty sweet website which let’s you participate in campaigns to sample new items to review, once you register of course!

Scoring on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day is almost here and, if you don’t completely detest this made-up,  Hallmark holiday like me, you should be planning a huge to-do for your beloved about…two weeks ago!  I’m sure most of us think the trick to scoring points (among other things) on Valentine’s Day is with opulent dinners, sexy underwear and those highly sought after, sky blue jewelry boxes (hint hint).  But we here at VLL think it might be time to give Valentine’s Day a bit of a facelift this year!  So we decided to research some of the best gifts to give your man/lady this year to guarantee full copulation by night’s end.  We will cover everything from the ostentatious lover to the more financial conscious, heavy petter.  No matter what your relationship (or financial) status, you will find something here to make that special person smile. Just because I will be spending the entire day in my jammies, eating ice cream, doesn’t mean you have to be just as miserable as me 🙂

Click for more hilarious bitter Valentine's Day cookies
Click for more hilarious bitter Valentine's Day cookies

Let’s get to the list, shall we?

Shea Terra Organics are high on our list of favorite beauty products!  The majority of their products are made with all organic ingredients yet they keep a very affordable range that makes it easy to indulge.  We are absolutely head over heels for their new Dark Chocolate, Sugar Stone Exfoliating cream.  It is 99.7% natural while also containing Glycoloc acid that breaks down dead skin bonds and helps clear discoloration.  The best part, however, you might have guessed from the name. When you open the jar you are hit with the rich, decadent smell of fudge brownies….Mmmm!  I literally had to remind myself that it wasn’t food!

Shea Terra Organics Premium Chocolate Exfoliating Cream in White and Dark Chocolate

For a Valentine’s Day suggestion: Set up a special, private spa in your home for your Valentine and surprise them with a full relation massage with sweet smelling essential oils beautiful candles.  Finish off the massage with the Dark Chocolate cream, paying special attention to the hands and feet of which we carry a lot of pressure throughout the day.  They will enjoy the relaxing massage and you will definitely enjoy your sweet smelling partner!

Gunmetal Flask $24.99

If you and your honey are more hardcore lovers, check out this cute gift idea!  Engraved his and hers flasks.  Decorate with initials or a special messages of love so they can remember how much you love them while they are getting wrecked!

Iamastuffedanimal.com $79.00

Most girls LOVE stuffed animals!  I can admit, I still have a few around in my room for whenever im feeling kinda down in the dumps.  So, this year, think about getting your gal (or guy) a personal stuffed toy…of yourself!  This is a perfect gift for long distance sweethearts that spend time away from each other.  Spray with their favorite perfume/ cologne and its like they never left!

Bag Hook *Prices Vary*

This next gift is just a brilliant idea.  The purse hook is a handy device to give your lady friend that will keep her from having to but her newest Balenciaga bag on the floor.  If you are anything like me, you’d rather sit holding your bag for the entire night than put in on the dirty ground where it can be stolen or worse…scuffed!  The purse hook will take care of that and its a fairly inexpensive way to show your lady you care about her opulent shopping habits.

If you have a little more breathing room in your wallets this Valentines day, might I suggest visiting gifts.com Experiential Gifts section.  There you will be able to choose the city that you are in (or your Valentines day destination if travel is apart of your plans) and then choose from hundreds of Experiential Gifts that you both will remember for a life time!  They cover everything from spa treatments to helicopter rides and more!  Just pick a city and find the perfect experience for you and your boo.

http://www.gifts.com/ideas/experiential

Perfect Valentine’s Day Shades!

Get inspired to give yourself a sweet (or sassy) Valentine’s Day manicure

with some of Vive La Luxe’s favorite shades!

Teenage Dream – with flash
Teenage Dream - no flash
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Ate Berries in the Canaries
Ate Berries in the Canaries - no flash
OPI's Bubble Bath

Bubble Bath is also Giada De Laurentiis’s favorite shade!

Check out a pretty cool article from Architectural Digest thanks to DOORR.

OPI's Pinking of You

What are some of your favorite Valentine’s Day shades? Let us know!

Philips Satin Perfect Epilator

Already interested? Check out some reviews from Amazon.com by clicking here.

Vive La Luxe was just invited by BzzAgent to try out a the Philips Satin Perfect Epilator! We couldn’t be more excited, you know how we love new products. We’ve never used an epilator before and can’t wait to see the results so we can share them with you.

How many of our wonderful readers currently use an epilator? Any tips?

Stay tuned, we’ll let you know how it goes !

BzzAgent is an awesome word-of-mouth program which allows us BzzAgents like us to try new products and services and then share them with you. You can get more info at their website!