Discovering the Next Designer?

Could it be you? The next famous handbag designer? Do you think you have what it takes?

If you love to design and handbags are your passion, then check out this cool contest from Marie Claire and They are looking for the next great handbag designer.

Here is the lowdown:
To enter, simply submit your handbag design. From there, Marie Claire and readers will vote online for their favorite handbags each week, and the top eight finalists will have the opportunity to create the handbag they've sketched. Our panel of judges will then pick the top handbag, and the winner will be flown to New York to be a guest accessories editor at Marie Claire for the day. After the competition, the final eight bags will be auctioned for charity on eBay.

How cool is this? What a fabulous opportunity for us dreamers. If I only had an ounce of artistic ability to be able to sketch out on paper what I vision in my mind. ;)



Great Gift Sets.

Here is a nice array of Gift Sets made up especially for Mother's Day.


 Kiehl's Mother's Day Collection 

This collection includes limited-edition 'Pear Tree Corner' Hand and Body Lotion,  limited-edition 'Pear Tree Corner' Bath and Shower Liquid Body Cleanser,  Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, Olive Fruit Oil Nourishing Shampoo,  and a long-time customer favorite, lightweight Ultra Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15. $47.00



Prescriptives 'Rejuvenating Solutions' Mother's Day Set

Set includes a full-size Intensive Rebuilding Lip Shaper, a full-size Skin Renewal Cream , Intensive Rebuilding Moisturizer, and Intensive Rebuilding Eye Cream. $85.00




Lovely Sarah Jessica Parker Mother's Day Set

The set includes an Eau de Parfum Spray, Soft Body Lotion,  and a Gentle Bath & Shower Gel. $68.00






A New Candle Collection.

Women always love tea. And candles. So how about some wonderfully tea scented candles for a great Mother's Day gift? I just spotted these over the weekend at Bath and Body Works and I knew you would love to hear all about them.

It is a wonderful new collection of tea scented candles that just out from none other than Sarah Duchess of York.

candles_duchess_york.jpgThe tea collection features 5 fragrances, chosen by the Duchess herself, and are each inspired by the very special place that tea holds in her heart and in her home. The candles themselves come to life in white bisque tea canisters adorned with a an English family crest.

The collection:
Loyal-ty - White Ginger Tea fragrance
Tranquil-ty - Green Tea & Mint Leaves fragrance
Royal-ty -
Bergamot Tea fragrance
Digni-ty -
Mandarin Green Tea fragrance
Hones-ty -
Rose Ginger Tea fragrance

These are all 9 oz. candles and retail for $16.50 each. There is also the gift collection available (pictured) that contains a 2.5 oz. sized candle of each of the five fragrances for $49.50.

I love the scents of all of these, and I am even loving them more knowing that a portion of the proceeds benefits the Sarah Ferguson Foundation. Mom would love that too!