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New Dr. Miracle Curl Care Collection; A Naturalista’s Dream

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Hello Mavens,

It’s April already and that puts us four months into the new year. With Spring blooming everywhere, I’ve decide to talk natural with all of my fellow “naturalistas out there! March madness included the coveted launch of Dr. Miracle’s New Curl Care Rehydrating Shampoo
Nourishing Conditioner Frizz Control Serum Soft Hold Creme Weightless Moisturizing Creme and Boosting & Defining Leave In Conditioner,
stylishly FAB paraben and sulfate free natural hair care line, which promises to keep curls firm and moist for 24 hours. Now this is one of the reasons why I love my job. I had the pleasure to review the entire collection courtesy of Dr. Miracle. I had no idea what I was about to experience!

Let’s just say that the Dr. really has a faithful evangelist here! Media Maven was astound to discover that it was finally possible to have the same renowned benefits of what makes Dr. Miracle so good, in addition to it being paraben and sulfate free – is like watching President Obama win the election for the first time (all over again).

127438_Handbags_6608_20120227_160x600 A new trend is in the air. Texture is taking over! FYI… more than 50% of African-American women no longer chemically relax their hair and the multicultural community has finally begun to embrace our naturally curly hair textures. The need for treatment and styling products designed to preserve and enhance our hair is at an all-time high! Rocking our “naturally” grown waves, curls, coils and kinks has become more than a just a widespread style or money-saving faze to avoid the salon. It’s actually a lifestyle. It…like any commitment, takes time and energy! When we invest our time, money and energy into a beauty regimen, it’s essential to receive the right tools from a trusted brand, that we already know will get the job done! Trial and error isn’t “liked” here, which means “there will be no trying of “new-never-tried-before” products!” That’s why Dr. Miracle’s created this amazing collection which guarantees to “help users get and keep long, healthy, beautiful curls – Dr. Miracle’s.”

  • The shampoo is so silky and smooth to the touch. The formula is gel based and has an amazing smell, which calms and sets the mood. The minty tingle blends “with aloe – to soften and improve elasticity”, “coconut and vitamin E – to nourish and soften curls”, “vitamins A, E and Panthenol – to nourish curls as it gently cleanse”, “coconut and jojoba oil and vitamin E to moisture, soften and condition”, “jojoba and protein to strengthen and moisturize,” to deliver lustrous volume and moisture (moisture barrier *coating*) in “natural” harmony.
  • The conditioner is bliss in whipped form. It adds the perfect cherry to top the cleansing “ritual” of the Rehydrating Shampoo.

This “Leap Year”, let Rebirth, Renewal & Refresh be your guides (much like your very own personal fated Goddesses). Primp up that beach beauty hair regimen with Dr. Miracle’s  summer sizzling look to compliment those bikini ready FABshionably stylistic bods!


Scented Nail Polish Gurus Launch Two New Collections

Hello Darlings,

The Tuff Scent Mother/Daughter duo have done it again, launching two new collections that are guaranteed to be this year’s favorites. The “Timeless” collection features a twist on the classics with Ink/French Lavender, Pure/White Flowers and Majesty/Plum Blossom.

The “Lyrical” collection will add the perfect amount of glitz and glitter with Curtain Call/Tropical Breeze, 4 Ever/Orchid, Purrr-O-Gative/Pink Bouquet, 1 Luv/French Vanilla and Soak Up The Sun/Coconut.

Check out these eight new colors and scents, which are available at $10 per bottle NOW, at and


Tuff Scent was originally founded in 1996 by Lisa Arnbrister. The line was inspired by Arnbrister’s young daughter who was coloring her finger nails with scented markers. The scented polish became an overnight global sensation retailing at 2,000 stores worldwide. The line quickly developed an “A List” celebrity following and has been featured on everything from Oprah, Good Morning America and Fox News to In Style, Vogue, W, and Cosmopolitan just to name a few.

Partnered Spotlight Deal


Introducing White by Vera Wang

Flower PowerWhite by Vera Wang
Feminine floral details adorn the White by Vera Wang Spring collection, available in stores now exclusively at David’s Bridal. See below for the best ways to add a dose of flower power to any occasion.
Organza petals and soft petal prints add femininity for formal occasions while floral-inspired accessories, like organza flower booties, crystal orchid hair accessories and floral sashes, add something special for any day.
To view the entire collection, please visit:
 One-Shoulder Organza Dress, $198 (left) – Organza Ball Gown with Petals, $1,498 (center) – Floral-print Taffeta Ball Gown, $$1,148 (right)
Platform Bootie with Organza Flowers, $98 (left) – Crystal Orchid Clip, $98 (right)
Floral Sash, $78 (shown in Blush, Ebony and Ivory)

Diamond Diva Deals, Discounts & Promos; New Year’s ReSoulutions Issue

Hello Darlings,

It’s amazing how much stress and pressure can accrue during the day! In my case, I have an active & soon to be 1 year-old son who demands approximately 79% of my daily attention; but this is in addition to my two teen divas and my blogazines (my other babies) with editorial tasks such as interviews, content reviews, partnered/affiliate issues…this can go on and on!

But, what keeps me balanced is my daily ritual. I am a natural water creature, meaning I thrive best in and around water. Whenever I have to relax & release, it’s usually during my bath time. Something about the flow of the water seems to purify and renew my essence as I vividly witness the daily stresses trickle down with every beaded drop!

But on another note, shopping also gives me a sense of satisfaction as well! But this Budgetista finds it very hard to pass up on deals and promos. With all of this in mind, I’ve embarked on an interesting journey to provide you, my readers the very best.  So look out for Shop-A-Holiq Boutique, coming soon to Media Maven! Here you will find premium products at unbeatable prices – from some of the most trusted and coveted leading designer brands available on the web; who also happen to be our partners ;-) ! Promos will be published daily in addition to the Diamond Diva Deals! This campaign is for my fellow Shopalistas who adorn the diva-centric trendsetting attitude!

Check out these promos and drop us a note (in the comments, on Facebook or Twitter) explaining why you love our promos so much! Trust me, your emails, comments and tweets truly make my day!


XOXO Sapphire Kharyzma, Media Maven

For FOUR days only get up to $50 OFF orders from now and save on for 2012. Check out the new arrivals and be the first to get what’s now and what’s next! See details below:

  • Get $25 off you purchase of $150 or more from! Promotional Code: BOLDLOOK (Valid 1/12 – 1/15/12)
  • Get $50 off you purchase of $250 or more from! Promotional Code: BOLDLOOK (Valid 1/12 – 1/15/12)

Media Maven brings you massive savings on the Beautorium January Clearance…Save up to 50% on Natural Beauty

Kick off the new year with these hot new promotions at The Body Shop!




And don’t forget, The Body Shop

Make 2012 the year of great skin with an updated regime from Sephora. This month Sephora is all about skincare with products & promotions to help you find the right routine. Their annual Skincare Sample Bag is bigger and better than ever, with 14 top selling treatment samples. Get yours free with any $25 purchase while supplies last. And don’t forget – you can always book a personal skincare consultation with one of their experts at your local Sephora store!

Here are some coveted promos:
Free Deluxe Sample of Algenist Firming & Lifting Cream with any $25 Purchase. Code: FIRM
$10 Fresh Soy Cleanser & Supernova Mascara Duo. No Code Needed.
Three Days Only: VIB Members get Free Shipping on all orders. 1/13 – 1/16. Code: SHIP4VIB

And let’s not forget Media Maven’s personal skincare faves!!!

Brazilian Peel $78

Boscia Black Luminizing Mask $34

Philosophy Purity $40

Ole Hendrickson Truth Serum $48

Clarisonic Mia2 $149

Moms, your kids will absolutely adore you if you Redeem for a FREE Mystery Kit and World Map with Highlights Top Secret Adventures Order! No Code Required & also a FREE Book & Tote with Highlights Puzzle Buzz Order! No Code Required.

Save 20% on select Nicorette stop smoking items at! Offer ends 01.31.2012.
Instant Coupon: Save an additional $3 off ONE Align probiotic supplement at! Offer ends 01.28.2012.
Receive a Weight Watchers Magazine 6-Month Subscription with purchase of any Weight Watchers scale $24.99 and up on! Offer ends 01.31.2012.
Buy select One-A-Day multivitamins for $12.99 at! Offer ends 02.15.2012.
Instant Coupon: Save an additional $15 off ONE Alli Weight Aid (90 count) at! Offer ends 02.15.2012.
Save 20% on Slim Fast bars and shakes at! Offer ends 01.31.2012.
Save 20% on Slim Fast bars and shakes at! Offer ends 01.31.2012.
Redeem your dollars now!
Get 20% off your medicine cabinet basics at! Offer ends 1.14.2012.
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New Customers ¿ spend $50 at and get free shipping + a $100 gift code! Offer ends 12.31.2012.
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New Customers: Receive $5 off $30 or $10 off $50 on your first non-prescription order! Offer ends 12.31.2012.

Keeping with the whole “beauty” theme, this week we’re focusing on how Lily Lolo’s stunning mineral cosmetics can give you the extra boost during the dull winter months with an airbrushed complexion that everyone will admire. With a wide variety of mineral cosmetics available in a multitude of shades, you can’t go wrong with Lily Lolo!

If the thought of a flawless face isn’t enough, Lily Lolo offer FREE DELIVERY on all orders over £50 and will also send TWO FREE SAMPLES when you spend £20 or more!  Free delivery at Lily Lolo with orders over £50

The generous people at Lily Lolo understand how hard it can be to get the right colour for your skin. That’s why they are offering two free sample sized products with every order over £20! Once you add your full sized items to your basket, you will have the choice to choose two of the following sample products; Mineral Foundation, Finishing Powder or Mineral Bronzer. All these sample products are available in a variety of shades to help you choose the perfect make-up for your skin tone and condition. Free samples at Lily Lolo with orders over £20!

Find your perfect mineral foundation shade with the Lily Lolo Ready Set Glow (£11.99) sample starter sets, available in Light, Light Medium and Medium. These nifty little kits contain 3 sample size foundations in three colour varieties and also include flawless silk finishing powder and a baby Buki Brush.

Lily Lolo’s Eye Spy Kit (£14.99) gives you the choice of three vibrant mineral eye shadows, packaged beautifully in a pretty gift box. Make your own colour collections with your choice of 29 shades, all ready to be mixed and matched in your Eye Spy Kit box. This is a great present for someone who starting to experiment with make-up, or for the make-up savvy girl looking to create a new look.

Lily Lolo Eye Spy Kit
Give your cheeks a treat with Lily Lolo’s Mineral Blush (£7.29) available in 10 beautiful shades. Available in both matte and shimmer, this soft and silky blusher is lightweight enough to create buildable coverage, making this loose blush suitable for every look. Evergreen Promos
Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Customizable Get Started Kit – $35.00 with any bareMinerals Original or Matte SPF 15 Foundation- a $166 value- at!

SOMEDAY By Justin Bieber; Last Minute Beauty Gift With Iconic Design

Hello Darlings,

Need a last minute gift? What better than giving an Justin Bieber’s #1 selling fragrance for her, SOMEDAYPlus, the net profits from the fragrance will be donated to charity (Pencils of Promise and The Make-A-Wish-Foundation.

Justin Bieber is a global superstar, with a #1 album in 17 countries. He is the undisputed king of social media, with truly electrifying stats: over 1 billion views on YouTube… over 27 million Facebook fans… and over 15 million followers on Twitter. And now he has turned his attention to fragrance– Justin’s inspired approach to his first scent showcases his desire to connect with his fans, and to incorporate his life experiences into his work. He is the first male artist to develop a fragrance for his female fans first, deepening the relationship he has with them.

“SOMEDAY is the idea that we can change the world, make our dreams come true, and even be with the one person that means everything.” said Justin Bieber. “Giving back has always been incredibly important to me, but let’s be honest… I wanted to create a fragrance for my female fans that I can’t get enough of… that I want to get next to and I can’t stay away from.  I know they’ll love the scent, but also the opportunity to support some amazing charities. It’s a gift that gives back.”


Committed to the spirit of giving back, Justin has teamed up with Give Back Brands to create a fragrance for her, with the net profits going to charity. Give Back Brands has a simple vision of partnering with entertainment artists and other top talent to create and market world-class products, then donating the company’s proceeds to designated charities, including the favorite causes of the company’s celebrity partners.


Justin wanted SOMEDAY to be more than just a fragrance: it is pure energy, a state-of-mind that inspires and is the reason we never say never.  It is full of the passion and confidence that drove Justin to the top of the charts.  SOMEDAY is playful, fresh yet flirty and anything but ordinary… a fragrance Justin personally finds irresistible.

Justin’s fragrance for her is an addictive fragrance that evokes a sense of sexy, modern sophistication.  It takes off with a splash of fruity mandarin, pear and wild berries, continues with fresh notes of jasmine and creamy florals and ends with warm hints of vanilla and soft musk.  SOMEDAY captures Justin’s message of having the ambition to achieve anything, while always remaining true to oneself.


Mandarin, William Pear and Wild Berries


Jasmine, Water Lily, Creamy Florals and Coconut Orchid


Sandalwood, Vanilla and Soft Musk


 Fans will have the chance to take home a piece of Justin’s heart with SOMEDAY and its iconic design. The bottle incorporates the colorful energy for which Justin has become known in an unforgettable, sculptural form. Layers of hearts create the cap, bursting from the glass bottle and exploding into your world. Playful, thought-provoking, fresh yet flirty, and anything but ordinary, the bottle is affixed with a removable crystal heart lock and key from Justin, so fans can carry his heart around with them wherever they go.


  • Eau de Parfum Spray, 1 Fl oz               $35
  •  Eau de Parfum Spray, 1.7 Fl oz            $45
  •  Eau de Parfum Spray, 3.4 Fl oz            $55
  •  Swept Away Hair Mist, 5 Fl oz              $20
  •  Touchable Body Lotion, 6.7 Fl oz         $25

All prices are manufacturer’s suggested retail prices in US dollars. Available in at retailers nationwide, including Macy’s, Sephora, Dillard’s, Belk, Nordstrom, Boscov’s, Ulta and other fine department stores.


JUSTIN BIEBER SOMEDAY by JUSTIN BIEBER 1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray $45

JUSTIN BIEBER SOMEDAY by JUSTIN BIEBER 0.34 oz Eau de Parfum Rollerball $18




Media Maven’s Black Friday Cyber Monday Shopping Madness!

Hello Shopalistas,

Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving with your family & friends. The constant buzz about “door buster” deals, discounts & promos for the holiday shopping madness will continue throughout the weekend! I have the insider scoop on some of the best brands that are leading the trendsetting – making FABshionable stylistas into coveted tastemakers! From babies, kids & teens,  to men’s and women’s diva deals. You are guaranteed to find something for that special someone in your life! Check out these fashion & beauty deals from Media Maven’s faves & associate partners to receive the best available prices for your holiday shopping, courtesy of Media Maven ^_^!

Macy’s Cyber Monday Madness

Best in Fashion

Cyber Monday Specials + Free Every Day Shipping Sitewide with $75 Purchase at! Valid 11-28-2011 Only

CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL: Buy One Get One Free sweaters at! Offer valid 11/28 only.

CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL: Buy One Get One Sweaters – Plus Sizes at! Offer valid 11/28 only.

CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL: 50% off tops at! Offer valid 11/28 only.

CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL: 50% Dresses at! Offer valid 11/28 only.

CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL: 50% Coats at! Offer valid 11/28 only.

CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL: Buy one get one Sweaters CASHMERE at! Offer valid 11/28 only.

Shop for Handbags & Accessories on Sale at

Bare Beauty

CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL: Bare Escentuals bareMinerals And Away We Glow Set only $54- A $152 value at!

CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL: Bare Escentuals bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 8.0 in The Cocktail Hour only $40 at!

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL: Benefit POREfessional Ind Sample, deluxe SDS + deluxe frag in a bag w/$50 purchase at! (Act Fast ALERT!!!)

Shiseido Bio perfume 3 pc gift at! Offer valid 11/24- 11/28 only.

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL: Rihanna Holiday Tote Bag gift with purchase at! (Act Fast ALERT!!!)

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL: Rihanna Holiday Tote Bag gift with purchase at! (Act Fast ALERT!!!)

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL: Exclusive Stila Girl Palette at! (Act Fast ALERT!!!)

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL: Justin Bieber Black Friday Gift Set at! (Act Fast ALERT!!!)

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL: Justin Bieber Black Friday Gift Set at! (Act Fast ALERT!!!) - Stocking Stuffers

 Buy the Borghese Royal Beauty Gift Set ($153 value) for $55 at! While supplies last.

It’s good to be flawless. Discover the latest in skin care at!

Shop our limited editions for the most wonderful time of the year at!

Get ready for your close-up with Smashbox’s Fall Collection, Girls on Film—at!

Shop our stocking stuffers under $25 at!

Get 50% off de-luxe brand products at! Offer ends 11.30.2011.

Get Cabbage Patch Kids for only $27.99 ($7 off!) at Offer ends 11.28.2011.

Spend $30 on de-luxe products and get a free 2 pack of SaVON de-luxe French Milled Soaps in Pure Rosemary Mint at! Offer ends 11.28.2011.

Protect your baby – BPA-Free products at

Shop Baby & Mom at!

Shop for great deals on baby care basics at

The Body Shop

Cyber Monday Exclusive: 3 for $30 on all products at The Body Shop. Valid 11.28.2011 Only!

Cyber Monday Exclusive: Free Shipping on all Orders at The Body Shop. Valid 11.28.2011 Only!

 Sephora, Inc.

Great Gifts for the Teen on Your List!

Shop Sephora’s Best Selling Gift Boutique

A brilliant assortment of our best samples—free with any $25 online order. Code: MYSTERY

Free shipping with any $25 purchase. Code: SHIPNOW

Black Friday Exclusives: 10 specials. $10 each. Stock up before they’re gone! (Act Fast Alert!!!)

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Isabelle Grace Jewelry Offers Personalized Pieces For Every Bride, Bridesmaid, And Flower Girl, To Cherish

Hello Lovelies,

Wondering what bridal party princesses really want to receive on the big day? Jewelry, of course! offers beautifully handcrafted pieces that can be personalized with the big day’s date, stones, names, and special messages of praise and celebration. The bridal party will forever cherish these pieces and look upon them with fond memories of the big day!

For The Bride


Congratulate brides and help them celebrate their engaged or newlywed status with these elegant pieces made of fine (.999) silver or 22kt gold.

Pictured left to right, top to bottom: Love Monogram ($175)- a gorgeous tag that features the initials of the engaged or newly-wedded couple, Anniversary Tag Necklace ($190)- a fine (.999) silver piece that commemorates the bride’s special day, LOVE Dog Tag Necklace ($140)- the bride will love this fine (.999) silver and 22kt gold-accented tag featuring your own special message on the back, Signature Mini Tags ($125)- the wedding queen will forever cherish these fine silver layering pieces that feature a sparkling cz, Sweet Hearts Name Charm ($135)- these custom-made, fine (.999) silver necklaces can be inscribed on the front and back with the bride’s name and congratulatory messages, The Christina Necklace ($385)- the bride will adore this piece featuring a round tag with the word LOVE in 22kt gold, a Fleur de Lis “dog tag” accented with 22kt gold, and a Deluxe Birthstone “Mini”, Love Locket ($285)- this fine (.999) silver “locket” style pendant customized with a special message will become the bride’s favorite accessory, Script Name Charm with Amour Tag ($205)-brides will go gaga over this necklace that pairs the classic (.999) silver Script Name Charm with the lovely sterling silver and 22kt gold-accented Amour Charm, Tall Script Tag with Heart Outline Charm ($230)-a lovely arrangement featuring the Gold Outline Heart Charm and the fine (.999) silver Script Tall Tags inscribed with “love” and the bride’s name, Butterfly Charm Necklace- this charm inscribed with the bride and groom’s names will forever celebrate the big day.


On Your Own Wedding Day

As the bride, you deserve the utmost attention on your big day! Complete your look with these fancy accessories that will become staple pieces in your jewelry box for years to come.

Pictured left to right, top to bottom: Posh Coin Bracelet ($50)- this graceful piece featuring silver coin pearls and oxidized silver links will look stunning with your wedding gown, Posh Coin Drops ($35)- complete your wedding-day look with these earrings featuring white coin pearls and gold-filled link chains, Charlotte Earrings ($32)- freshwater baby pearls paired with vermeil or sterling silver puffed beads make these earrings the perfect touch to your wedding day look, Simple Coin Pearl Earrings ($29)- simple, sweet and sophisticated, these lovely coin pearls will pair perfectly with your wedding dress, Blanca Necklace ($70)-this sophisticated piece featuring white agate briolettes will be admired by everyone on your big day!


For The Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids deserve only the best jewelry gifts for all the hard work they put into the wedding preparations. All of these pieces will be treasured for years to come.

Pictured left to right, top to bottom: Elena ($95)- this simple and elegant initial charm will become a staple piece in all the bridesmaids’ everyday wardrobes, Elisabetta Necklace ($155)-this sterling silver charm can be inscribed with each bridesmaid’s initials…a true gift from the heart, Estrela Necklace ($155)- this sophistcated initial charm features a lovely oxidized Labradorite Gemstone Chain that truly makes it one-of-a-kind, Name Bar Necklace ($165)- bridesmaids will love layering this fine-silver bar charm with longer necklaces, Signature Floating Pendant ($125)- this gorgeous (.999) fine silver initial accented with 22kt gold will show how much you appreciate all your bridesmaids’ hard work, Signature Initial Necklace ($125)- bridesmaids will adore these necklaces that feature a fine (.999) silver disk inscribed with their own initials, Hammered Initials ($36)- show your bridesmaids how much you care about them with these edgy, fine (.999) silver initial necklaces, Vermeil Mini’s ($55)- bridesmaids will love these pieces’ high polish finish, Script Name Charm w/ Gold Heart ($155)- this simple, sweet and unique piece is sure to become your bridesmaids’ fave jewelry piece, Signature Initial Bangle ($135)- bridesmaids will love wearing this piece alone or stacked with other bangles for a bohemian look, Signature Initial Bracelet ($145)-this fine (.999) silver disc accented with 22kt gold will become a staple piece in all your bridesmaids’ jewelry boxes, Live. Laugh. Love. Necklace ($90)- this piece helps bridesmaids celebrate today, pay homage to yesterday, and live life to the fullest, Live. Laugh. Love. Bracelet ($36)- bridesmaids will love pairing this bracelet with all their everyday outfits, Zodiac ($145)- bridesmaids will adore these necklaces that feature their special sign.

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For The Flower Girl

Your flower girl deserves a one-of-a-kind gift for playing such a huge role in the wedding. Help her feel like a lovely princess with these charming pieces.

Pictured left to right, top to bottom- Sweet Celebrations Necklace ($68)- the flower girl will love wearing this adorable piece with her favorite outfits, Sweet Celebration Bracelet ($48)- like its matching necklace, this piece will become the flower girl’s favorite accessory, Initial Tag Bracelet ($50)- flower girls will love showing off this fine (.999) silver bracelet.