Posts Written On November 24, 2010

(T.O.) hugTO Cookies & Champagne

Ladies, let’s mix, mingle, eat cookies and drink champagne!
So how does it work? The hugTO ladies have broken it down for us:
♥ Bake (4) dozen cookies the weekend before the event, bring all your baked goods with a card explaining your baked creation. Please no store-bought.
♥ Don’t bake? You can still come! Just buy the appropriate ticket.

♥ We set-up everyone’s cookies in a giant sugary spread!
♥ Bring (2-3) big containers or giant ziploc bags to store your new cookies in.
♥ Everyone moves around the table and takes home one of each cookie.
♥ Eat the extras, while networking with 200 of the coolest hip + urban girls in the city.
♥ Sugar coma ensues! Shop the HUG Mini Christmas Market of local vendors & artisans.
Easy as pie… or in this case, COOKIES! *yes yes I have many a cheesy moment ha ha ha*
Step your cookies up and show us what you got! If you have a really good cookie recipe, we would all
LOVE to try it! he he he 🙂
Thanks to Lisa and Wendy for inviting us!
See you next Tuesday!!
peace and love
♥Bella♥

ps: Did I mention I have TWO tickets to giveaway??? First person to email me saying “I LOVE cookies!!” wins!
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Coty acquires Philosophy

COTY INC. TO ACQUIRE PHILOSOPHY, INC. – Yep! That’s right. I just received this press release. How exciting. Two great beauty brands are come together to create a stronghold as a pillar in the industry. I think this is a great move for Philosophy. When I heard the the founder Cristina Carlino speak at CEW about her experince in creating products for the ‘forgotten woman’ I knew exactly what she meant. These products have landed time and again on Oprah’s favorite things. This now, will become yours as well. Big congrats to Cristina for being a success story and for inspiring dreamers like me.

Beauty Giant Adds Premier Skincare and Cosmetics Products to Its Coty Prestige Division

NEW YORK, November 23, 2010 — Coty Inc., a leading global beauty company and philosophy, inc., a premier skincare and cosmetics company, today announced that Coty has agreed to acquire philosophy from The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager.

The acquisition of philosophy will allow Coty to further strengthen and expand its Coty Prestige division, which will manage the philosophy portfolio. philosophy is a beauty brand focused on skin care, with an important presence in fragrance, bath and body and color cosmetics. Founded in 1996, philosophy has created a strong emotional connection with its consumer, thanks to the unique combination of brand approachability and product performance. The philosophy product line, which is sold in QVC, Sephora,

Ulta, Nordstrom and other premier retailers, is expected to generate sales of more than $200 million in 2010 and consistently earns top beauty industry awards.
“philosophy is one of the beauty industry’s most prestigious brands and a fantastic addition to the Coty family,” said Bernd Beetz, CEO, Coty Inc. “This acquisition will allow Coty to strengthen its presence in the skincare category, which is one of our key strategic objectives.”

“philosophy is a perfect fit with Coty. We have a common focus on innovation, passion for brand development and entrepreneurial culture,” said Michele Scannavini, President, Coty Prestige. “We believe the brand still has significant growth potential in the US and tremendous opportunities in the international markets.”

“philosophy’s success is driven by providing women with products that deliver results and inspiration. We thrive on innovation and are extremely excited to join Coty, a company that shares our passion for delighting consumers with superior products. We look forward to significant growth as part of the Coty global portfolio of brands,” said Ken Stevens, CEO, philosophy, inc. He added, “I am grateful for the wise counsel and confident support that Sandra Horbach and the Carlyle team always provided to me in the running of this business.”

“philosophy has achieved great success under our ownership thanks to the hard work of Ken Stevens, his management team and philosophy’s many devoted associates,” said Sandra Horbach, Managing Director of The Carlyle Group. “We recognize and thank philosophy founder Cristina Carlino for creating this unique brand and for her years of dedication to the company. Coty is an outstanding partner for philosophy, and we wish them continued success.”

 

“My dreams were bigger than my debt. And I had a really really big debt.” – Cristina Carlino Founder of philosophy beauty

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(T.O.) Why I LOVE it ♥: Oh Lola…

Why do I love it? What’s not to love about LOLA by Marc Jacobs?? From the first time I smelled it, I fell completely in love with it! I knew the fragrance gods were smiling down on me when I was asked to try out the LOLA Marc Jacobs Perfume solid bracelet!
A fruity, floral, sexy and modern perfume, that’s perfect for me!
It’s cute and chic, will fit in all your purses (big or small) so you can carry it everywhere, and it smells GREAT! Did I mention it lasts ALL day?!
What makes up this heavenly fragrance? Top notes are pink pepper, pear and grapefruit; middle notes are peony, geranium and rose; and the base notes are vanilla, musk and tonka bean. It just sounds so damn DELICIOUS! I give it two thumbs up, and if I had extra hands I’d do a double thumbs up on all of them! The fragrance gods have really been good to me this year 🙂
peace and love
Bella

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(NY) Snacks

Sure there are no Ketchup chips in the US but… there are a lot of different kinds of snacks i’d love to try. Have you tried these?  I am sooooo curious 🙂

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CONTEST: Meet Trey Songz ~ Yuuuuup!

Mr. Steal Yo Girl is the new face of Rocawear, he’s coming to Toronto for the OMG Tour, and hitting the Yonge Street Foot Locker store to meet his biggest fans. We are soooo excited to give one HeyDoYou reader and 4 friends line by-pass tickets to meet Trey Songz.

Excited? OF COURSE! Here’s how it works…

Follow @shayxoxo_HDY on twitter & hit me with your most creative @treysongz tweet… let me know whyyyyy you LOVE the Passion, Pain & Pleasure of Trey Songz the most… tell me an interesting @treysongz fact… tell me something I don’t know… I’ll retweet some of the best tweets and let the RT’s speak! Then 1 lucky winner & four friends will be picked! We’re looking for creativity from his biggest fans, so make it amazing… YOU may get the chance to meet Trey Songz here in Toronto!

so…
  1. follow @shayxoxo_HDY on twitter
  2. send me your most creative @treysongz tweet
  3. I’ll retweet some of the best tweets and let others RT **hint: make it retweet-worthy
  4. 1 lucky winner is picked
  5. GO w. 5 friends to MEET TREY SONGZ

Feel free to holler for more info at shesshayxoxo@gmail.com, GOOD LUCK xo

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