• New York,  Toronto,  WorldWide

    Better Sleep Right This Way

    Guess which fairy tale is my favorite?

    Sleeping Beauty!

    Good sleeps are the best thing in life.

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    What’s better than a good night’s sleep? The benefits seem to be endless. Below some products and tips to help you have your best sleep ever.

    Molton Brown’s Ylang-Ylang Body Wash is blended with yuan zhi extract and Madagascan ylang-ylang oil to help you re-balance after a long day and bring harmony to tired minds. Use this during your nightly wash to create a relaxed mindset getting you ready for a peaceful sleep. Find it at moltonbrown.com for $30.00.


    Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Night Cream does exactly what you’d expect: makes you feel renewed! You’ll awake feeling that your face has been restored to its natural smooth and firm texture! Find it at  for Burt’s Bees for $20.00.


    Getting a good night’s sleep also depends on how you treat the inside of your body. Here are some tips suggested by Sophia Ruan Gushee, author of A to Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Our Toxic Exposures, on how to get your healthiest sleep.


    1. Develop a routine: Sticking to a schedule will help you fall asleep faster.


    1. Detox your bedroom: Turn WiFi and other devices off at night. If you can’t, then create as much distance as possible from WiFi routers and turn WiFi devices to airplane mode. Crack the windows open to allow toxic fumes to escape.


    1. Avoid technology before bedtime: Turn off your TV or computer a few hours before sleeping as the blue light emitted from video displays can confuse your body clock and keep you awake.
  • New York

    Us The Duo and Burt’s Bee Balm

    Husband and wife folk-pop group and Republic Records recording artists, Us The Duo – Michael and Carissa Alvarado – have been making waves this year with their hit single “No Matter Where You Are” and their viral 6-second Vine covers.  Now, the musical duo is lending their talent to Burt’s Bees to create songs inspired by the different Burt’s Bees lip balm flavors.

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    Us The Duo vaulted to prominence via Vine early in 2014. Their #6SecondCovers gained major traction, but it was their medleys that launched them to stardom on the platform catching the attention of many publications and causing their social media following to grow over 4 million.



    Tad Kittredge, Associate Director of Marketing at Burt’s Bees explains, “Us The Duo’s lip-centric Vines and their compelling love story caught our attention. We’re thrilled to see how they musically interpret the flavors of our natural lip balms with their flare for delightful six-second riffs. Check out the debut Coconut & Pear Vine with the lyrics, “Coconut & Pear, you’ve got the flowers in your hair. And we’re in love.” Or enjoy the all-new Wild Cherry ode, “Wild Cherry, I like to savor. Pull it out ya pocket and uncap the flavor.”

  • New York,  Toronto

    3 Pretty Pinks from @BurtsBees

    There can never be enough pink lip products in my life. 3 really exciting new pink products coming out in Feb from Burt’s Bees are perfect for the wintery weather we are having in Toronto and New York these days. With just a splash of color and a ton of moisture, one of these 3 will become your new favorite must-haves in your coat pocket.

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    *Burt’s Bees Lipgloss $12.99

    A beautiful day time lipgloss with micro silver and pink shimmer within a sheer gloss. This gloss comes with a doe foot wand and debossed honeycombs on the cap for easy grip for unscrewing. It contains the goodness of fruit oils, sunflower oil and also beeswax too.  It has a really yummy vanilla fragrance and jojoba esters. With 12 colors – Autumn Haze, Fall Foliage, Sweet Sunset, Sunny Day, Ocean Sunrise, Rosy Dawn, Spring Splendor, Summer Twilight, Evening Glow, Ruby Moon, Nearly Dusk and Starry Night.

    These will be available in stores early Feb!


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    *Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm – $7.99

    This lip balm comes in a double cardboard outer tube and a standard swivel bottom stick. It is deceiving how big it actually is because of the outer packaging but the lip balm inside is just regular size. A perfect container to reuse for bobby pins and Q-tips! It is made with the goodness of Burt’s Bees beeswax with just the perfect hint of color and coconut oil along with floral waxes (Ylang yang and Jasmine).  Colors include: Sweet Violet, Red Dahlia, Rose, Hibiscus, Pink Blossom, Petunia, Blush Orchid, Caramel Daisy and Honeysuckle.

    All 9 shades are in stores early January.

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    *Burt’s Bees Lip Shine – $9.99

    This squeeze tube lipgloss has an amazing scent! It is fruity, fresh and reminiscent of your favorite candy. Wearing the Lip Shine on it’s own or over lipstick is perfect. It gives off a non-sticky shine without glitter or shimmers. This one is by far my favorite of the three because of the convenient squeeze tube, the moisture factor and the natural apricot scent. It provides a wash of glassy color and nourishing hydration.

    The Lip Shines come in 6 colors – Whisper, Blush, Wink, Flutter, Pucker, Smooch

    Look for these colors in store early Feb 2013

    More info on www.burtsbees.ca

  • WorldWide

    Sweet Showertime with @Gudhappens

    Sometimes in the summer, I have to shower 2-3 times a day because it is sooooo hot and I get so sweaty!  In the colder winter months, I prefer a creamy, milky body wash like Dove but in the summer, I love the clear shower gels. I love to just douse my loofah and make lots and lots of suds for that really clean feeling.

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    Gud from Burt’s Bees has been my go-to for the summer!  With fantastic but not overwhelming really fresh scent like red grapefruit, pear, orange – it is the perfect pick me up with a summer breeze.  The great thing is, the scent is not overly girly or manly so everyone can use it!Screen Shot 2013-06-29 at 2.11.18 PM

    It has a easy snap/pop open lid and fun colors that will make it easy to use in the shower. It is natural too!  It retails for less than $6 and you can get it at your local drugstore or Target.

    Find out more on http://twitter.com/gudhappens

  • New York

    Call Me Groovy Red Ruby @GudHappens @carlyraejepsen

    Last week, I went to BRUSH near Union Square to check out the new Groovy Red Ruby lineup for GUD. You know that I love the GUD products and this just made me oh-so happy!

    I even made 2 VINE vids: 




    Scrumptious mini grapefruit creme brulee


    A mini pink grapefruit macaroon! Yum!c11d12867c6411e2a12822000a9f18f6_7

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    The products

    They gave us a funky blowout after a shampoo with the products. I left smelling and looking fab 🙂

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    Güd, the millennial natural personal care brand from Burt’s Bees, has joined forces with multi-platinum, GRAMMY® nominated singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen. As the brand’s first spokeswoman, Carly glammed-up to shoot her new print ad that takes place in a dream shower turned recording booth. Jepsen belts out her favorite tunes while indulging in the energizing hair and body care products in güd’s new Red Ruby GroovyTM line.The print ad will appear in May issues of leading fashion, beauty and lifestyle publications such as Glamour, Allure, and Cosmopolitan.

    “I spent the day getting dolled-up in a little bit of old school fashion and playing with some amazing products,” says Carly of the experience. Behind the scenes, Carly dished about her new single, “Tonight I’m Getting Over You,” which launches today with a video premiere on VEVO.

    GUD by Burt’s Bees

    When güd was searching for the embodiment of the brand, Carly was an obvious choice. Her high energy, sing-along sound which is self-described as “flower-child pop” is a perfect match for güd’s mash-up of indulgent fragrances and natural* formulas with names like Orange PetaloozaTM and Pearanormal ActivityTM.


    “To be able to use a brand that you know has natural ingredients but also smells scrumptious is the best of both worlds,” says Carly. “I love these products because I know I can count on them, they’re good for me, and make me feel beautiful.” Fans can visit www.facebook.com/gud to receive a special “güdee” from Carly.

    Make sure you pick these up this week!

  • New York

    Hint of Lip: Soft colors

    There is a new breed of lippies in town and they are kissable, sheer and so easy to apply that you don’t even need a mirror. More than a lip balm, less goopey as glossy and less tricky than lipstick. They are not tints and they definitely make me smile. They are great for a natural look which is very in style for spring and summer. Everyday wear is absolutely recommended for colors like these.

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    1.Everyday Minerals You Pierce My Soul & Love Birds ($6.99):

    DSCN4208A wearable shade of berry, this lip shade easily translates from day to night. Sumptuous and sweet, Everyday Minerals hand crafted this hue with rich Amazonian butters like Cupuacu and Murumuru, the finest Jojoba Oil, French Lavender essential oil, and hints of Sweet Orange to pamper your lips like never before!

    2. Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter ($6.49) Strawberry Shortcake

    Buttery balm with beautiful shiny color to give you baby soft, healthy glowing lips on the Revlon site they say that 94% of women felt lips were softer, smoother, and instantly hydrated! They are unscented and unflavored but they do have juicy names. 20 shades available.

    3. Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer $5.00

    Nourishes and moisturizes lips with Vitamin E and Beeswax. It is also enriched with Sunflower and Coconut Oils and has Peppermint flavor. I love the skinny tubes and it comes in 12 shimmering shades.

    4. Maybelline Color Whisper by Color Sensational ($5.94)

    So perfectly slippery – Pure color pigments suspended in a weightless gel. There are no oils or waxes. I am totally love with these gel colors. I promise you these colors look good on everyone. There are 20 shades