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If you have more bad hair days than good, listen up because we have found the answer to problem hair...something with which I have a lot of experience. I was contacted by hbl's PR Rep and after briefly reading a little about the products, I quickly agreed to try them. I selected the Shine & Seal Hair Care System which includes the Hydrating Shampoo {10.1 oz.}, Hydrating Conditioner {10.1 oz.} and a free bottle of Shine and Seal {3.4 oz.} ~


The conditioner is the thickest I have ever tried and goes a long way as does the Shine & Seal...a dime size is all that is needed before styling. I used these products in tandem and could tell before I even picked up the blow dryer, the texture of my hair was different, there wasn't a trace of "the frizzies" even though it was almost 90% air dried. After blowing it out, there was not a hair on my head that was "fuzzy". The drying time was also dramatically reduced. I was so amazed that I headed right back to the website to find out what is in these products. Creator and CEO, Patrick Dockry, states "It's really what's not in hbl that makes the difference". The products are free of sulfates, parabens, allergens and are gluten free. Proteins and keratin amino acids repair and strengthen hair. Because hbl products are pH balanced and sulfate free, they gently cleanse the hair without stripping the color, opening the cuticle, or damaging fragile hair. SOLD! 



There's a product recommender on the website to assist with determining the right system for your hair type or dilemma. Since you won't want to be without these products when away from home, travel packs are also available. If you do not love how your hair looks and feels after trying the products, hbl offers a 120-day money-back guarantee! Although, something tells me you won't be needing it. Each hair care system purchase also includes a free gift. The Shine & Seal Hair Care System which we received retails for $62.90 {worth every penny} and includes a free bottle of Shine and Seal, a $30.95 value. For healthy, shiny, and soft-as-silk hair visit hblhaircare.com.



Chic Giveaway! ~ One lucky reader will have gorgeous hair because the hbl team is giving away the Shine & Seal Hair Care System that we received!

Please read carfefully: To enter, complete one, or all, of the following and leave a comment below for each entry completed including bonus entries {each comment = 1 entry}. Please be sure to include your name and/or twitter ID.
  • Visit hblhaircare.com and leave a comment below telling us which of their other products you would most like to try.
Bonus Entries {Optional} ~ 
  • Like Chic Luxuries on Facebook and share one of our posts about this giveaway.
  • Follow @ChicLuxuries on Twitter and tweet about this event, sample tweet ~ Want gorgeous hair? Enter to win @HBLHairCare system on http://ChicLuxuries.com ARV: $100 #contest #giveaway cc: @ChicLuxuries
  • Follow Chic Luxuries on Pinterest and repin one of our pins about this giveaway.
Contest ends 11:59 PM ET May 5, 2013. For Complete Rules and additional Gifting Events, please visit our Chic Giveaways page.



Thank you, hbl, for gifting us your awesome hair care system and for sponsoring this giveaway.

Photos courtesy of hbl hair care.


Mother's Day Gift Guide


Welcome to our Mother's Day Gift Guide 2013. We've gathered some of our favorite finds for Mother's Day gifting and, of course, we've included another fabulous giveaway we think you will  as much as these chic luxuries. The winner will once again choose their favorite prize from our gifting closet found HERE. And be sure to keep checking back for more chances to win as new gift ideas are added.


Inspired by the hit television show, Revenge, the stunning INFINITY X INFINITY Collection by Helzberg Diamonds captures lead character Emily Thorne's father's mantra "I love you infinity times infinity". Created by award-winning desiger, Udi Behr, the collection emphasizes the double infinity insignia symbolizing endless love. What a beautiful way to tell Mom you love her! And with prices ranging from $49.99 to $1,299, there is a gorgeous piece to fit every budget. Be sure to sign up for Helzbeg Diamonds' newsletter for exclusive offers and savings. We hear there will be FREE shipping from April 1 through Mother's Day with code Freeship25. The entire INFINITY X INFINITY Collection can be found at Helzberg Diamonds' stores nationwide and online at Helzberg.com.


For evenings out and special occasions, Mom will love this Silvertone Retro Glamour Watch from GUESS Watches. We call it Simple Elegance.  Gorgeous crystals accent a Mother of Pearl face with Roman numerals. The design is beautiful and the thin wristband ultra feminine. Available for $90 at GuessWatches.com.


We ♥ Avant Garden Decor and this Horse Trough Floor Planter Stand by CobraCo is one of our favorites from their collection. Fill it with colorful plants, tie a pretty bow on the side and surprise Mom with a gift she'll enjoy all summer. I just love the coco liners that are in these planters...so attractive and doesn't make a mess when watering. Avant Garden Decor carries a large selection of matching planters in different shapes to create your own English Garden. I can't wait to put it in my new backyard...if I ever get there! :) $67 at AvantGardenDecor.com.



Getting a good night's sleep is so important at any age. Mom will wake up refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to greet the world with Rise & Shine Serenity by Verilux. This is such a cool product! The light gradually decreases during the sleep cycle {5-60 minutes}. providing the body cues to fall asleep naturally. In the morning, the light begins to illuminate and the audio begins to play 15 minutes before the set wake-up time. A calm alternative to a blaring alarm clock or radio. We love the chic design of the Serenity. It also has a snooze feature and battery backup. Soundscapes include morning birds, ocean and stream. $99.95 at Verilux.com.


Mom will look beautiful in these Green Onyx Earrings from Isabelle Grace Jewelry. Accented with Blue Topaz and Citrine with golden french wire hoops. The green is a bit deeper than appears in the photo, reminds me more of an emerald which is the color of the year and the birthstone for May. Handcrafted, petite and exquisite. $95 at IsabelleGraceJewelry.com.




The Emerald Labyrinth Scarf is made of jacquard silk and handpainted exclusively for Gads. Lightweight in the year's hottest color, it will be a perfect accent to cardigans and tees this Spring. It also looks awesome with the Isabelle Grace earrings above ~ Mom will think you searched for hours looking for the perfect matching accessories. Made in the USA, it measures 10-1/2"W x 60"L and retails for $48 at GadsToGo.com.


The eyn for the iPhone 4/4s is perfect for the Mom on-the-go who doesn't want to be bogged down with a heavy handbag. In addition to holding the iPhone, it has an inner pocket to hold bills, credit card and/or key, a mirror and a wrist strap. The rubber coating is available in several chic colors ~ purple, chartreuse, pink, turquoise, orange, black and red. A kickstand feature for watching videos and facetime chatting completes the design. An iPhone 5 case is also available. Both are $29.99 at eynproducts.com.


After what we spend on coloring and highlighting our hair, we want to make sure the color lasts. Fekkai's Advanced Salon Technician Color Care Travel Favs Kit is perfect for vacations in the sun or even to try the line at home. The color care kit includes luxurious shampoo, conditioner, anti-fade topcoat, sheer hold hairspray, mini comb and a chic travel case. It will keep her hair shiny and gorgeous and prevent the color from fading. $43 at BeautyCollection.com.

For a special gift Mother's, Grandmothers and Godmothers will treasure for years to come, hang cherished family photos from the six heart clips in the Umbra LoveTree Photo Display. Design includes additional molded three-dimensional hearts. Glass encased and measures 17-1/2 x 20-1/2". $40 at Umbra.com.




No matter what her age, every woman wants her skin to look radiant and wrinkle-free. Many Moms tend to take care of family first leaving little time for a skincare regimen. Moms also tend to buy for their children before spending on themselves so Murad's Rapid Collagen Infusion will be a special treat. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hydrates and helps maintain youthful collagen levels. A 1-oz. bottle retails for $78 at Murad.com.
Simply luxurious ~ The du Hammam candle by Le Palais des Thes combines the delicate scents of green tea, orange blossom, rose petals, and crystallized fruits to beautifully scent the home. Mom will enjoy a bit of "me" time relaxing while enjoy the beautiful fragrant bouquet. $49 from us.palaisdesthes.com.   

Add some sparkle to Mom's busy day with Graphique's "The Cover" for the iPad 2, 3 or 4. The shimmering Rose Bling cover includes magnetic strips which transform the iPad from typing to movie mode positions. A camera opening and sleep/wake mode add the finishing touches to this stylish cover. $29.99 at graphiquedefrance.com.




Chic Giveaway! ~ One lucky winner will select the prize of their choice from our gifting closet found HERE*.

Required Entry: Visit at least three of the websites featured above. Leave a comment below letting us know which of their products, other than those featured here, would you most like to try/own. Please leave a separate comment for each brand visited. The more websites you visit, the more chances you have to win. Each comment = 1 entry.

Bonus Entries {optional} Leave a comment for each bonus entry completed. Each comment = 1 entry.
  • Follow @ChicLuxuries on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway, sample tweet ~ Mother's Day Gift Guide #Giveaway ~ Pick your Prize from @ChicLuxuries http://ChicLuxuries.com #contest #sweeps #win
  • Follow us on Pinterest and repin our pin about this giveaway.
  • Like us on Facebook and share one of our posts about this giveaway on your wall.
Contest ends 11:59 PM ET May 12, 2013. For Complete Rules and additional Gifting Events, please visit our Chic Giveaways page.



Many thanks to each of the brands featured who provided images and review products to facilitate this article. 



Centrix Q-Zone Dryer Giveaway

With Earth Day just around the corner, we want to tell ya'll about an eco-friendly and energy-efficient hair dryer. If you have hair like mine that has a life of its own and takes forever to dry or you blowout your hair often, you will LOVE LOVE LOVE Centrix Q-Zone Dryer by Cricket. 



First, the eco-friendly packaging is made from 100% recycled materials. The Q-Zone Dryer is ergonomically designed for ultimate comfort for both righties and lefties. It's an energy efficient, 2-speed, 1500 watt performance equaling that of an 1875 watt dryer.  Using ionic technology to reduce drying time, this ceramic tourmaline dryer produces shiny, healthy, damage-free hair results.
My hairstylist would lovethe lightweight design as drying my locks gives her quite a workout. Even its patent-pending IQ {Insanely Quite} technology is eco-friendly by reducing salon noise pollution. It's not completely noiseless, but it is much quieter than any dryer I've used and I've tried quite a few over the years. It's nice to be able to listen to music while drying your hair or hear the doorbell, or if someone's calling. Family members will appreciate the quietness too. It has a concentrator attachment which I suggest using if you have curly hair and want a straight look. It can also be used with Cricket's diffuser. The Centrix Q-Zone Dryer is available at select salons across the U.S. We found it on sale for $149.95 at folica.com {regularly $249.95}.


Chic Giveaway! ~ In honor of Earth Day next month, our generous friends at Cricket are gifting one Chic Luxuries' reader the Centrix Q-Zone Dryer! YAY! 


Please read carefully: To enter, complete one, or all, of the following and leave a comment below for each entry completed including bonus entries {each comment = 1 entry}. Please be sure to include your name and/or twitter ID.
  • Visit CricketCo.com and let us know in addition to the Q-Zone Dryer which product is on your wish list.
Bonus Entries {Optional} ~
  • Like Chic Luxuries on Facebook and share one of our posts about this giveaway on your wall.
  • Follow @ChicLuxuries on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway, sample tweet ~ #Win a Centrix Q-Zone Dryer from @CricketTools on http://ChicLuxuries.com ARV: $250 #contest #giveaway cc: @ChicLuxuries
  • Follow Chic Luxuries on Pinterest and repin one of our pins about this Giveaway.
Contest ends 11:59 PM ET April 22, 2013. For Complete Rules and additional Gifting Events, please visit our Chic Giveaways page.

Many thanks to Cricket and their PR team for gifting us the Q-Zone Dryer and sponsoring this fun giveaway.




Photo courtesy of Cricket



Gotta Get It ... and a Giveaway! ~ March Edition

Welcome to our Gotta Get It ... and a Giveaway! ~ March Edition. Checkout our latest finds and then visit the websites to enter to win your choice of a fabulous prize from our gifting closet found HERE.


Add a bit of chic to your patio, deck, front porch, or garden with the CobraCo™ Basket Plant Stand from Avant Garden Decor. We love that it has its own coco liner. Three curved legs, a textured black finish and an open design give it a French Country look. Filled with Spring flowers, it would make the perfect Easter gift. Measuring 14" wide by 15" high, it retails for $21.95 at AvantGardenDecor.com.




The coolest belt on the planet is the "Sandra" Soda Pop Top Belt from Escama Studio. Made from recycled aluminum and hand crocheted, it is available in several colors and in two sizes, medium {39"} and large {43"}. The oval nickel buckle has a brushed matte finish. The unique belt is lightweight and quite a conversation piece. Beautifully crafted and comfortable to wear. $80 at escamastudio.com.



Prai 24K Gold Wrinkle Repair Creme is a superior product that moisturizes skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and it feels LUXURIOUS! Infused with 24K gold and power peptides, it glides on like silk and leaves skin with a golden glow. The packaging is as exquisite as the precious creme. A 1.7-oz. jar retails for $60. Sign up to become a Prai Insider {it's free to join!} and receive 25% off all future orders, a free gift with first order and complimentary shipping. praibeauty.com.



This "boyfriend" watch by Sprout Watches fits right in with Spring wardrobes. We love its cornflower blue color, light up dial and engraved navy wooden bezel. The eco-friendly watch is lightweight and made from corn resin which will not break down during regular wear and use. Wear it with just about everything in your closet. It's item #ST/6500MPLB and retails for $80 at sproutwatches.com.



Dress up jeans or a casual outfit with Lotus Jewelry Studio's Ava Earrings in silver. Handcrafted in the USA, these lightly hammered earrings reflect the light to add a fun shimmer around the face. They measure 1" round and have french wire hooks. Perfect to wear to the office or all weekend long. $60 at LotusJewelryStudio.com.



Turn your bath into a relaxing spa experience starting with this adorable Bath Cupcake Duo Birthday Cake and Buttercream. The frosting creates a bubble bath when run under water and the cake bottom is a bath fizzy. Too cute!! They smell as yummy as they look. Makes a sweet gift, but you'll definitely want one for yourself too. Gift boxed the set of two retail for $15 at RosieMade.com.

Next treat your skin to Juara's Candlenut Hydrating Shower Gel. Candlenut oil is known for its hydrating power and velvety feel. The unique and beautiful fragrance combines lush greens, delicate freesia, bergamot, rose, white blooming jasmine, with hint of fresh coconut. You will love it! A 12-oz. bottle retails for $28 at juaraskincare.com.




It wouldn't be a spa day {or any day for that matter} at my house without a sugar scrub! I'm on a mission to try every sugar scrub made in the USA. Our latest find is from Simple Sugars. Made with all-natural ingredients and specially formulated for sensitive skin. I tried several scents Pink Grapefruit was a burst of sunshine, Vanilla was warm and comforting and my favorite was the Almond Body Scrub. A 5-oz jar retails for $10.95 at simplesugarsscrub.com



We are so impressed with UMBERTO Beverly Hills. Their products are all outstanding values and their Repair Treatment Masque is no exception. This is a cream masque which should be used weekly to restore dry, damaged, or color treated hair. It moisturizes and deep-conditions to help eliminate frizz and leaves hair feeling strong and healthy. I can't wait to use it after a swim while sitting in the sun. And the price? Just $9.99 for a 6-oz. jar at Target stores or online at Target.com.



The EatSmart Precision Retro Kitchen Scale will liven up your kitchen and add a bit of whimsy and nostalgia to your cooking and meal preparation. It includes a removeable stainless steel bowl with is dishwasher safe. It's oversized dial is easy to read and measures up to 11 lbs. Regularly $39.95, it's currently on sale for $27.95 at amazon.com.



Some of the best-tasting lipsticks we've found are from Red Apple Lipstick. Not only that, it's gluten, paraben and allergen-free. It provides great coverage and is long-wearing. We found the shades a bit deeper than they appear on the website, but we easily lightened with a bit of shimmery gloss. $17.50 at redapplelipstick.com.


Chic Giveaway! ~ One lucky winner will select the prize of their choice from our gifting closet found HERE*.

Required Entry: Visit at least three of the websites featured above. Leave a comment below letting us know which of their products, other than those featured here, would you most like to try/own. Please leave a separate comment for each brand visited. The more websites you visit, the more chances you have to win. Each comment = 1 entry.

Bonus Entries {optional} Leave a comment for each bonus entry completed. Each comment = 1 entry.
  • Follow @ChicLuxuries on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway, sample tweet ~Gotta Get It #Giveaway #2 Pick your Prize from @ChicLuxuries http://ChicLuxuries.com #contest #sweeps #win
  • Follow us on Pinterest and repin our pin about this giveaway.
  • Like us on Facebook and share one of our posts about this giveaway on your wall.

Contest ends 11:59 PM ET May 1, 2013. For Complete Rules and additional Gifting Events, please visit our Chic Giveaways page.

*Please note: Winners of giveaways ending prior to the close of this giveaway will be selecting from the same list of prizes, therefore, not all shown will be available.  We will be adding new items after each winner selects their prize.





Many thanks to each of the brands featured above for providing products and photos for this editorial.

 

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