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5 Great Perfumes for Women

The winter season is here and it brings a great reason to invest in some new perfume to suit your style for the season. 2010 is home to the release of a wide variety of perfumes from designers, celebrities, you name it. But not all of them were worthy enough to make the list of this season’s hottest new scents. So which ones were?

Heat Ultimate Elixir – Beyonce

Released in department stores and online everywhere in September of 2010, Beyonce’s new Heat Ultimate Elixir perfume is arrived just in time to complete your winter beauty collection. Heat Ultimate Elixir is an exotic blend of cedar, amber, vanilla and red vanilla orchid to create an irresistable scent that is sure to satisfy your fall cravings.

Hypnotic Poison Eau Sensuelle – Christian Dior

Bitter almond, vanilla orchid, jasmine and orange blossom come together beautifully in this exciting new celebrity perfume scheduled to hit stores in September. The perfume is a variated floral twist on 1998’s Hypnotic Poison, also released by Christian Dior. However, the perfume is not slated to be released within the United States.

Reveal – Halle Berry

Although Halle Berry’s new perfume Reveal isn’t due to hit the US shelves until 2011, it will be available in the fall of 2010 outside of the US and most likely online. The scent is scandalously seductive with its hints of honeydew melon, mimosa (yum!) and peach. The celebrity perfume has a slight woody scent that is true to Halle Berry’s nature but is enhanced with floral accents that make it hit among both women and men.

Bombshell – Victoria’s Secret

The next hot new addition to the Victoria’s Secret line of perfumes is Bombshell, which is exactly what the name suggests. Every bit as seductive and alluring as you would expect, Bombshell is going to be released for purchase in September of 2010. And if it’s anything like the previous releases in the Victoria’s Secret line, it’s a scent to die for.

Purr – Katy Perry

After playing the stakes high in Vegas and kissing a few girls, Katy Perry is releasing her own celebrity perfume accurately named Purr in November of 2010. Purr is a delicious mixture of green bamboo, apple, Bulgarian rose and vanilla orchid. It is a perfect scent for the upcoming season, but good luck putting it down at the end of autumn. You’ll be craving this one all year long.


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Perfume for Her: Romantic Gift Ideas

Christmas is coming up quickly and time is running out to get your hands on the best perfume for her this Christmas. In 2010, many new perfumes for women hit shelves and have been a huge success. One such perfume was Beyonce Heat by Beyonce. The commercial for Beyonce’s perfume may have been banned, but the success and love for her new fragrance has soared to new heights and has become a hit perfume for her.

This Christmas, show your love and treat her like a princess with the new Vera Wang Princess perfume gift for her. Combinations of vanilla orchid, cashmere wood, orange blossom and sugar marshmallow make this perfume for her a delicious holiday treat that she is sure to fall in love with.

The great thing about giving perfume for her this Christmas is that you are giving her something that says “I Love You” in a sexy scent that you can both enjoy this holiday season and for months to come. 212 Sexy Perfume by Carolina Herrera is a great choice if you’re looking for a sensual and warm perfume for her that will entice the romance this holiday season. Blends of cotton candy and florals make this perfume a great Christmas gift for her that could only be appropriate for a woman as sweet as she is.


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Best Gingerbread House Ideas: Gingerbread House Pictures

Gingerbread House Pictures and Ideas

One of the greatest things about Christmas is that it’s the perfect time to build a gingerbread house. And what makes a gingerbread house wonderful? The creativity, of course. The possibilities when making a homemade gingerbread house are absolutely endless, limited only by your creativity and ideas. Some gingerbread houses are small, some are large. Some are simple while others are elaborate and intricately detailed.  Because there are so many possibilities, sometimes just knowing where to start can seem overwhelming. For that reason, I’ve gathered up some of the best gingerbread houses pictures to give you a head start on some great ideas for your gingerbread house decorations.

I absolutely adore this gingerbread house cabin. With the red roof and the beautiful detail, just looking at this photo has me wishing for a winter getaway in a beautiful log cabin.

If you’re looking for gingerbread house ideas that have a little more Christmas spirit in them, this peppermint gingerbread house packs a lot of inspiration. With a candy cane walkway and peppermint roof tiles, this one sure is one minty holiday treat.

I love how creative this particular gingerbread house is. It provides a simple yet unique design idea that you could easily create at home on your own. Using your favorite cookies and starting with the largest, stack a few cookies on top of one another to create your tree. Then, drizzle white icing over the top of the cookies and let it run down the sides of your “Christmas tree”. Voila! You’ve got a unique gingerbread house idea that’s packed full of sweetness :o)

Having a Christmas wedding? This particular gingerbread house design is certainly fit for a princess and if you or someone that you know is going to be having a Christmas wedding, consider creating or custom ordering a gingerbread house centerpiece to accent the big day.

The great thing about gingerbread houses is that there are no limitations, leaving you free to create a unique, colorful gingerbread house like the one pictured here. With so many colors and interesting shapes, kids and adults can all enjoy creating a great gingerbread house.

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Hot Christmas Gift for 2010: White Topaz Personalized Ring

When shopping for Christmas jewelry, one popular style that is adored among many is the the white topaz ring. Since it is the purest form of topaz, with no impurities, it is often used in the place of a diamond. Since it is so beautiful, yet much more affordable (usually within $100 – $400) than diamonds are, you may often find that white topaz is used as a common replacement for the birthstone of those who were born in the month of April. But it certainly isn’t the imitation factor that makes white topaz rings so desirable. In fact, it is instead the meaning behind the gem.

Two Hearts as One Personalized Garnet and White Topaz Reversible Ring

Whether it is for a birthday, Valentine’s Day, Christmas or just because, giving a white topaz ring is an excellent way to say “I love you” with genuine emotion. There is perhaps no other gem that is so capable of expressing trust, love, communication and warmth than with white topaz. In fact, there are even those who hold the belief that the gem itself has the power to protect against misfortune and calm the soul. For this reason, the popular gem has become a common placement in promise rings for those who wish to say something that will forever be remembered.


Another great feature of this type of topaz is that when there is a thin layer of titanium placed underneath the topaz, there is an ending result of “Mystic Topaz” which results in a shimmering burst of many colors when light strikes the gem in a particular way. In truth, it doesn’t matter what occasion calls for these beautiful rings or even if there is an occasion. When it comes right down to it, these particular gems make a wonderful gift that will ultimately be treasured for an entire lifetime to come. That’s the kind of gift that essentially becomes priceless.




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How to Curl Ribbon for Presents and Gifts

How to Curl Ribbon

With the Christmas holidays coming up and the many other gifting occasions throughout the year, learning how to curl ribbon can help make those gifts even more beautiful. Your friends and loved ones will appreciate the extra creativity that you put into wrapping their present.
The great thing about learning how to curl ribbon is that there are endless possibilities when it comes to what you can create. All it takes is a pair of scissors and some ribbon of your choice. It can be decorative Christmas ribbon, polka dotted ribbon or simply varying solid color ribbon of your choosing. Unlike ribbon which is already curled and has limited options in colors and designs, curling your own ribbon provides an opportunity to be creative. You may wish to coordinate your ribbon with the look of the gift wrap or gift bag that you are using or you can choose contrasting colors that compliment your gift wrap. The choices really are endless.

To start, cut a section of your selected ribbon approximately 10-12″ in length. The width of the ribbon isn’t very important. In fact, you can alter the look of your finished gift by using curling ribbons of varying widths and lengths, just be sure that they are of sufficient length to achieve the desired curl.

With the blades of the scissors opened and a firm grip on one handle and blade, press one end of the ribbon firmly between your thumb and the blade. Maintaining a firm grasp, pull the entire length of the ribbon tightly with your other hand across the blade of the scissors. When you complete the length of the ribbon, release it and you will have a newly transformed, and curly, ribbon.

If, by chance, your first attempt at learning how to curl ribbon is unsuccessful, simply repeat the above procedure until you have achieve the desired look.

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Beautiful Christmas Bouquet Flower Arrangements

Best Christmas Flower Arrangements and Gifts

Aside from those who may have allergies, there are few people who don’t like receiving flowers as a gift.  Many people associate flowers with spring time, anniversary’s and Valentine’s Day, but the Christmas holidays are just as appropriate of a time as any to give flowers as a gift.

The festive colors in these Christmas flower arrangements set them apart from standard flower bouquets, with beautiful splashes of reds, golds, whites and greens. In fact, these particular bouquets have so much Christmas spirit that they would even be excellent choices if you’re looking for that perfect Christmas centerpiece for your holiday dinner table.

Candlelight Christmas Centerpiece (Christmas)

Candlelight Christmas Flower Arrangement and Centerpiece

Candlelight Christmas Centerpiece features vivid red and snow-white blossoms nestled in fragrant evergreens with pine cones, berries, bows, and twin taper candles.

Candy Cane Basket Bouquet

Say ‘Season’s Greetings’ with a cheery basket bouquet of fresh pine, traditional red and white blossoms, and festive holiday trim.

Very Merry Basket Flower Bouquet

This popular holiday bouquet features festive red and white flowers, fragrant pine, and all the trimmings in a compact little basket bouquet that’s perfect almost anywhere.


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Best Christmas Gifts for Mom in 2010

Cook or Be Cooked, Wii Game

With Christmas just around the corner, finding the best Christmas gifts for Mom is a high priority on many Christmas lists. Sometimes, coming up with gift ideas for mom can become hectic as the holiday season gets into full swing, but fortunately, this Christmas gift guide will help you find a perfect gift for mom. Whether you’re searching for jewelry, perfume or unique gifts for mom, you won’t have to look much further for that perfect Christmas gift.

Presents for Her: Perfume

What woman doesn’t love a great perfume? This Christmas, the best perfumes are going quickly, so you may want to get your hands on that perfume gift set before you miss your chance. When it comes to perfume 2010 gave way to many new scents that are absolute must-haves this Christmas. Beyonce Heat perfume by Beyonce, is a huge hit among women and having just been released, this one is flying off of shelves quickly. If you’re looking for something a bit more classic, Obsession Gift Set by Calvin Klein Gift Set for Women is another great gift option that almost never fails with Mom. Pleasures Perfume by Estee Lauderis also classic scent that Mom will love, while Coco Pure Perfume by Chanel is a great choice if you’re looking for something a little fancier.

Jewelry for Mom This Christmas

This Christmas, capture the love that rests in every mother’s heart by giving Mom a beautiful piece of jewelry that she can cherish for years to come. The Forever In A Mother’s Heart Personalized Heart-Shaped Birthstone Pendant is a spotlight gift this year and a personal favorite of mine because you can personalize this heart-shaped necklace with the birthstones of each of her children. Another great idea is to give her a special piece of jewelry that will always remind her of this Christmas. The Gift Of Love Sterling Silver Diamond Gift Box Pendant Necklace: Gift For Mothers is a great gift idea this Christmas that will forever hold a special place in her heart. Setting atop the 24K present is a genuine hand-set diamond. 

Unique Gifts for Mom

If Mom loves spending time in the kitchen, consider getting her a video game that she will actually love. The Food Network Cook or Be Cooked, Wii Game will give Mom a chance to be a pro chef in her very own virtual kitchen cooking up more than 30 different gourmet recipes. Even better, she’ll love that each of the recipes are authentic so when she’s done playing, she’ll be able to try out those great recipes for real.

With any luck, hopefully this guide has given you some great ideas for Christmas gifts for Mom, but you’d better hurry, there are only a few days remaining until Christmas, so get your hands on that perfect gift while you still can.

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