Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
There was a creature stirring, and honey, it wasn't a mouse.
Your stockings clung to your body with care,
In hopes that your paramour's touch soon would be there
With Coco De Mer's luxe winter lingerie fare your inner Christmas vixen will sleigh your lover at 1st sight! Ensuring you very Haute Christmas Night....
When he sees you in La Perla's Red Light Slip
- he'll whistle, shout and worship your frame! "How Dashing! how, Decadent! now, Prance, Oh Vixen! Thank the Comets! Thank Cupid! oh, how you look amazingly sizzling! To the top of the stairs! on top of the bed ! Now dash away that Slip! Let me see your Butterfly Merkin in all it's grandeur and flare!"

Oh look at his eyes-oh how they twinkled! his dimples how merry! His cheeks like roses, his nose like a cherry! His succulent mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the grin on his face made his teeth glisten like snow. He sprang up from the bed, to his bag as he whistled, And gave you the Lorelei PVC Plunge Bra & uber cute Suspender Knickers - overjoyed with delight you felt like soaring the sky
As you admired your gift you heard him exclaim, ‘ere he has more treats tonight, "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!

Louise Galvin: Tis the season to deck the halls & your hair with Lousie Galvin's Natural Hair Care Collection

At this time of year, we all long for classics, - eggnog, "Twas the Night Before Christmas," "Auld Lanf Syne." However, when it comes to holiday looks from our mane to our skin, the holiday standards have nothing to do with whether mice are stirring or Old Saint Nick! We, ladies are all about intrinsic sexiness that never goes out of style - smoldering curls, sleek hair, tumbling waves, high shine color and luminous skin. In comes mane maestro Louise Galvin- her eponymous natural hair care collection are your must have holiday tools, needed to archive these timeless looks (no matter the trend, hair or skin type). And talk about a holiday bonus: these timeless effects won't break the bank and with Louise Galvin products it takes little to no time to execute. We'll lift a glass (of our famous eggnog) to that.

Holiday Look: Smoldering Curls
Tool: Volumising Kit £25.00

Louise Galvin's Volumising Kit is a moisture-rich styling secret weapon that builds body and offers a long-lasting dose of high-impact volume. This hair-perfecting must-have also fights fly-aways and puts you in full control of your mane. Use the spray and velcro rollers for a haute off the runway look!

Holiday Look: Sleek Straight Hair
Tool: Deep Conditioning Treatment £9.95

Deep Conditioning Treatment brings an element of power to your haircare regimen. Louise Galvin has formulated this phenomenal treatment to provide healing benefits to your hair. This treatment is a unique and intense curative formula based on vegetable proteins that rapidly improves the condition of the hair.

To use: Massage into wet, freshly shampooed hair and scalp to stimulate. For best results leave treatment on for 3-15 minutes. For best results: use a hot, wet towel over a plastic cap. Rinse with cool water. *LPB Note: The product slightly hardens as it dries; proving that the hair takes the moisture it needs and does not over condition like some treatments providing immediate moisture improvement to all hair types without weighing it down... Superb!

Holiday Look: High Shine Color...
Tool: Vitox £25.00

Louise Galvin's Vitox Kit is a complete program that repairs and prepares your hair and preserves the intensity of your color with a proven color protection factor thanks to it's revolutionary formula of oxygen and vitamins. The easy-to-use three step kit protects your color and reveals your hair's natural radiance. Step one preserves your hair color, step two provides in-depth repair and color protection, and step three repairs and detangles hair on a daily basis.

Holiday Look: Tumbling Waves
Tool: Conditioner for Thick or Curly Hair £24.00

This unique, hair and scalp conditioning treatment quickly and thoroughly absorbs into the skin and hair. Helps increase firmness, elasticity and vital hydration, leaving skin and hair feeling velvety-smooth with no oily residue. This antioxidant-rich conditioner replenishes precious oil to the skin and hair that are lost over time, while protecting from harmful free-radical damage. Plus, the sulfate-free formula won't strip hair color and essential oils from hair and skin. Your Waves will be unbelievable!

Holiday Look: Luminous Skin
Tools: Hand & Body Lotion £13.95

Hand & Body Lotion by Louise Galvin is an ultra rich, remarkable cream that instantly rehydrates, increases moisture retention, smooths and plumps, increases elasticity and firmness, rejuvenates, repairs, and provides environmental protection to dehydrated skin on the hands and body. Works for all types of skin - worth every penny...added bonus has a 12 month shelf life!!!!

*Haute Mom Alert*
Tool: Mother To Be Treatment £26.00

This Haute Mom approved formula improves elasticity to support and maintain a beautifully healthy mane. Its properties allow it to calibrate according to your hair fibers' particular emollient needs. It absorbs immediately, softening hair upon contact, and rinses clean without leaving a residue. Cumulative results mean that hair improves continually with regular use during your pregnancy... what's not to love?

*LPB NOTE... We are absolutely obsessed with the Natural Hair Care Line... a must have for all hair types!*

To learn more about Louise Galvin and her amazing natural hair care products check out louisegalvin.com
Without Further Ado....


Thank you for all the entries and be sure to check back next month when we will be giving away another haute piece from the Amrita Singh Collection... Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Personify Your Scent With Fragrancenet.com!

Like Fashion, fragrance is just as integral component to your overall 'feeling' and look. Think of fragrance as your little black dress, signature lacquered lip, status bag and favorite shoe. It's adaptable and versatile and can be worked at any time, for any occasion. How you accessorise and peruse your scent defines the difference between casual daywear, evening chic or night out on the town - this may seem daunting but the masterminds at FragranceNet.com have it all down pack!
With FragranceNet.com you choose from a plethora of scents (some rare and uber hard to find) at such good price points you will not believe your eyes! With the scents you choose when and how you translate your look, depending on how you feel, where you are going or even the reaction you want. For us women, create evening drama by dressing up the soft and sensual outfit with tantalising scent that is not only pleasing to your senses but won't break the bank - thanks to FragranceNet's wallet friendly finds! With FrangranceNet.com the effect will be both elegant and sexy. Fear not men - the site also boasts a pretty impressive array of colognes for you to choose from making your look exudes an air of casual confidence!

*LPB NOTE: FragranceNet.com offers Free U.S. shipping for all orders over $70 and a gift-wrapping service starting at $3.99. Use the coupon code PETITE at checkout for an exclusive 10% discount only on FragranceNet.com*
We all have many different facets to our personality - which we here at LPB love to celebrate! Since this is the world of La Petite Blog - we've teamed up with FragranceNet.com to host the Fab Five Fragrance Giveaway! FragranceNet.com's site is designed to allow the ultimate in fragrance self-expression, and these 5 scents (our personal faves) are the perfect scent any doll should have in her arsenal! With each representing a different personality trait - we want to gift 5 lovely dames with one scent each! Choose from provocative ALIEN by Thierry Mugler, irrepressible WHITE PATCHOULI by Tom Ford, sensual MARC JACOBS DAISY by Marc Jacobs, daring FLOWERBOMB by Viktor & Rolf or hypnotizing Stella McCartney by Stella McCartney. Do the following for your chance to win one of these must have scents!

1. Email us your full name, address and personality trait (please choose from provacative, irrepressible, sensual, daring, and hypnotizing) with 'FAB 5 GIVEAWAY' in the subject line to
GiveMeLuxe@LaPetiteBlog.com

2. For an additional entry tweet 'Gimme My 5!' to @LaPetiteBlog

The contest will end on Monday, January 4th so hurry and enter before it's too late.

*Note this contest is to US residents only - don't worry International gals, we're working on some haute giveaways just for you!*
I WANT MY FIFTEEN MINUTES OF FAME!

To say Andy Warhol was an iconclast is an understatement - the same can be said of the, author, beauty mogul and Lipstick Queen - Poppy King! Her Warhol inspired uber rich lip gloss collection inspired by the 'Fifteen Minutes of Fame' quote is superb! The collection (from 1 - 15 respectfully) aren't an all-or-nothing hues. One swipe creates a sheer lip stain, while several applications dial things up to a bolder note - perfection...


Sprinkles The Season!

With Thanksgiving long gone and Christmas fastly approaching, it's safe to say we're in holiday season territory. And what better way to get you through the season than with a fabulously festive confections? In comes SPRINKLES - the mecca of Le Cup Cake and the original when it comes to cupcake bakeries based in Beverly Hills. Since we here at LPB only travel out west for our stylist jobs our craving for the magnificent confection (thanks to Candace Nelson - owner of the brand) has taken over us - we've decided to make a homage to the decadent treats - hoping that some wonderful person will send a CUPCAKE MIX assortment for Christmas (Santa, do you hear me?) Until then we're be dreaming of the mouth watering treats and heading to WILLIAMS-SONOMA to pick our some of our fave flavors to give out to our nearest and dearest, n'est-ce pas? Cue the Christmas carols!
The CUPCAKE Mixes from chocolate, red velvet, Spice (perfect for the season) and my personal fave Pumpkin have such a rich, scrumptious flavor. Each mix contains only premium, all-natural ingredients such as Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon vanilla and the essence of fresh fruit. Inside each package, you'll find the signature confectioner's "dots" that finish Sprinkles cupcakes so irresistibly. Each mix makes a dozen cupcakes and includes a simple recipe for a complementary frosting - you will be loved for seasons to come each time you make this!



Salivating for more? Enter our Sprinkles Giveaway ! We're gifting one uber lucky winner with Sprinkles Cupcake Mix in Pumpkin & Red Velvet! Do the following for your chance to win:

1. Tell us how you will incorporate the cupcakes during the holidays.

2. Email your full name & address to the following: GiveMeLuxe@LaPetiteBlog.com The contest ends tomorrow 12/23/09 so hurry and enter for your chance to win!

* Note the contest is open to US residents Only*



Well, it’s nearly Christmas and we haven't even bloged about our present ideas - we hope our boyfriends (yes dolls - it's plural!), BFFs, & sisters are tuning in.
Haute Girls like to play too... From Left: FASHION RULES!™ Board Game, STYLE SAVVY, Nintendo DSi Console

The world of fashion is fun, glamourous, mysterious, exciting, and filled with over-the-top characters living colorful lives. It’s bigger than life - and has its own colorful history and lexicon. It’s movie stars, designers, models, makeup artists, hairdressers and socialites, photographers, magazine editors, stylists and agents makes it a topic one can easily get obsessed with. In come 2 games a haute red blooded fashionista needs in her life stat! FASHION RULES™, looks like a coffee table book, and plays like a trivia game where no detail is too trivial, with fabulous graphics, figurines - traversing the worlds of Hollywood, New York, Milan, Paris, London and Tokyo - with little side trips to Ancient Egypt and Greece - this game will have everyone at the edge of their seats - a must have treat this season. Now if board games aren't your thing and you would rather build your own world of luxe with STYLE SAVVY - the Nintendo produced STYLE SAVVY you can build your own boutique, signature look (down to the shape of your lips -- Dr. 9021-who?) and luxuriate in over 16 in-game designer labels.... Rachel Zoe will have nothing on you after you play this haute game!

Life Would Be Just Dreamy if We were dolls - From Left: ZipBin® Mini Mansion Doll House, Comme des Garçons' Jingle Flowers Limited Edition BARBIE

First up,
Comme des Garçons' Jingle Flowers limited edition BARBIE designed by Rei Kawakubo - yes I'm a barbie girl, and this (for the very first time), Barbie dressed by Rei Kawakubo, as a part of Jingle Flowers, Comme des Garçons' new no nonsense theme for the Xmas holidays. Wearing a sleeveless silk-lined floral dress in the Jingle Flowers photo-style print graphic, which features a full asymmetric-cut skirt that stands away from the body, this limited edition Barbie forms part of the Barbie Collector Platinum Label Collection, and comes in its own box featuring the Jingle Flowers print, and display stand.... I need this under the tree! While I dream about my haute barbie I would love to gift the petite filles in my life with the ultra cute ZipBin® Mini Mansion by Neat-Oh! - this petite treat unzips from a bin into a playmat that has a runway, closet, and even a pool on the inside of the top. At less then $10 it's a must have toy that will not break the bank and will surely bring delight to a little girls' life! Don't have any little girls in your home? Don't fret - in 2010 Neat-Oh! will be offering 47 products new products for both boys & girls including six new LEGO® ZipBin® items and new Hot Wheels ZipBin® Products.

SHOPLIST
Want to gift a lovely litte dame with the ZipBin® Mini Mansion by Neat-Oh!?
Enter our 24-hour Haute Holiday Giveaway!


Send us your full name, address with 'HAUTE HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY' in the subject line to GiveMeLuxe@Lapetiteblog.com
We will annouce the winner tomorrow (12/23/09) and will overnight it to you in time for the holidays..

Good Luck!
* NOTE The Contest Is Open To US/CANADA Residents Only*

Monday, December 21, 2009

LIPSTICK IS IT!


















It's
no secret that make up artists like to go to extremes. The resurrection of lacquered lips at nearly all the shows prove correct.. While most dolls are a little hesitant about wearing lipstick - don't be! The new breed of lipsticks are rich in color, ultra hydrating and packs on camera ready shine! Take a look of our current faves from Urban Decay ...


From Left to Right

Hotpants : As smooth as butter, this pink makes our eyes seem brighter and our cheeks rosier

Buzzkill : This wine hue lipstick will soon be a classic! The color is unbelievably chic...

Jilted : Unbelievable—a deep red that looks good on everyone. The best part? It's as hydrating as a balm but stays put for hours.


With the change in weather, our skin have been suffering. Thank goodness, then, for the beauty buffers that have come to our rescue!
Renée Rouleau
Triple Berry Smoothing Peel, $85
reneerouleau.com

Unlike some home peels, you don't need to convert your bathroom into a laboratory to use Renée Rouleau Triple Berry Smoothing Peel . The triple threat is as strong as anything we blasted our lackluster skin with in high school, but our newly glowing complexion is far from adolescent.

Clark's Botanicals
Nourishing Youth Serum, $115
clarksbotanicals.com

The rich texture isn't greasy, so we can eradicate dry patches without looking like the victim of an oil spill. Your skin will look refreshed - so much so people will assume you had a procedure done!
Exuviance
SkinRise Bionic Tonic, $40
neostrata.com

In one swift motion, Exuviance SkinRise Bionic Tonic Detoxifying Towelettes clean and condition your winter worn skin with powerful antioxidants, green tea, eucalyptus and cucumber. It also delivers a quick shot of intense hydration to parched skin.. needed for this season.

DDF
Acne Control Treatment, $42
ddfskincare.com

For acne prone skin, the rich DDF Acne Control Treatment targets both existing and future blemishes as well as dehydration - the nighttime treatment leaves skin soft and blemish free!

Surreal Heels

While many have concluded McQueen's last S/S 2010 show as one note - I beg to differ! The collection was a reptile-patterned, digitally printed confection of utter beauty. The shoes alone gave me goose bumps...






















SPJ does not endorse any of the products nor the HM Series - she's just one uber Haute Mom!

Who says you have to be Heidi Klum, Angelina, and all those other celebs whose gestational explosion, rapid postpartum subtraction and the items they peruse on a paparazzi filled day to day basis (that is lovingly detailed in the pages of Us Weekly) to luxuriate yourself and your bébé in the latest and greatest items out? Here we put together our MUST HAVE HAUTE MOM ESSENTIALS List - Ladies (and gents) take note ...


Sarah Jessica Parker is not only a fashion trendsetter, she was one of the first celebrities to discover how the style and functionality of the Kokopax Classic Carrier puts it well above other framed baby carriers. So much prettier than those hiking carriers, Kokopax creates a product that is lightweight enough for daily and indoor use. And baby will love viewing the world from up above!



Mattress protectors have been around...well, as long as little ones have been leaking during the night. So, what sets them apart?
Natural Mat has created an organic mattress protector with self-ventilating properties that reduce the risk of SIDS and a water resistant feature that will wick away moisture from the baby while still preventing wetness from reaching the mattress. Can be used for newborns or even potty training tots!




Nothing is cuter than watching our little ones assert their independence by feeding themselves. However, most food ends up on the floor than it does in their mouths! Tinytongs has developed a cool eating utensil, perfectly designed for little fingers. Gives babies confidence, gives floors a break!

Tinytongs
Single & 4-Pack (Multi Color)
$7.99 - $24.99
tinytongs.com




When it comes to nursing tanks, Glamourmom has us covered! The Full Bust Long Tank was designed to support fuller busts (up to a size J!), expand and contract to accommodate changing bodies, as well as provide the right length for post-partum coverage. Can be layered, worn as lounge wear, or even pajamas. They seem to have thought of everything!





Glamourmom has provided a free Nursing Bra Full Bust Long Top for purposes of this review.”



When it comes to pregnancy, the bane of a Haute Mom's existence is stretch Marks. Looking at those angry, red, claw marks makes us feel anything but Haute. So why not do all in our power to diminish (and even erase!) these unsightly scars? Mama Mio's Goodbye Stretch Marks is clinically proven to reduce stretch marks by 70%. I say, why even wait until you get stretch marks..start using it as soon as you find out you're pregnant!







Pamper yourself with Mama Mio's Smoothie Kit. Keeps skin elastic, supple, and moist. In this economy, we won't reduce our spa treatments, but we will do them at home. Haute!








Sometimes it's difficult to get through a pregnancy with our boobs unscathed. So if you're feeling like you need a pick-me-up, Mama Mio has developed the products for you. Bootcamp for Boobs comes with their award winning bust firming cream, a tummy toner skin tightener, and even a 3 minute exercise programme which will not only lift your boobs, it will lift your spirits!



LA PETITE BLOG EXCLUSIVES

Mention code lpb20 for a 20% discount on any order on tinytongs.com

Mention code lpb10 for a 10% discount on any order on kokopax.com

Mention code lpb10 for a 10% discount on any order on naturalmatusa.com

***HAUTE MOM GIVEAWAY***
1 Lucky Winner will win a Glamourmom tank of her choice!
Enter our HM Essentials Giveaway by doing the following:
1. Email Your Full Name and Address to GiveMeLuxe@LaPetiteBlog.com with HM Essentials in the subject line
2. Follow Line Rothman of Glamourmomtwitter.com/linerothman & LPB twitter.com/lapetiteblog and tweet “From Mom to Glamourmom!” for an extra entry

The contest ends on Jan 4th 2010!

*note this contest is open to US / CANADA residents only*

- Shima Green
Haute Mom Correspondent