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Secret to Soft Hair and Skin


Winter wind, cold, and dryness is making our skin and hair extremely dry and we’ve needed more help than ever. To the rescue are some products we’ve found locally that work wonders. Kiehl’s at South Coast Plaza just launched a Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream ($52) that infuses skin with essential hydration while improving elasticity by 1/3, reduce wrinkles, and smoothing skin’s texture.

Our favorite British based Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics at Fashion Island is the go to place for hair care products that aid  dry, limp, and flat hair, and the experts at LUSH say the problem can be attributed to your scalp. LUSH makes scalp treatments and restorative shampoos to help your hair look remarkable. Our favorites include Roots Healthy Scalp Cream ($19.95) made with honey to soften along with some extra virgin olive oil to strengthen and condition the hair.

Blousey Shampoo ($29.95) is LUSH’s first shampoo specifically for color-treated hair made with softening and conditioning bananas that help lock-in moisture. They also add rose, blackcurrant and juniperberry, with a little thyme and rosemary oils to repair the scalp.

R&B ($22.95) is a secret weapon styling cream that controls frizzy, flyaway hair. The “hair finisher” uses softening ingredients of organic avocado butter, oatmeal, olive oil, extra virgin coconut oil, jojoba oil and candelilla wax since they are conditioning to the hair and scalp. And it smells heavenly of orange blossom and jasmine. Off the beaten path, is Keys Tortuga Super Emollient Lotion that we find at Mother’s Market ($26.95). It’s a super emollient creme and rapidly moisturizes even super dry skin. It contains avocado, black cumin and anti aging carrot seed oil. It’s 100% natural, vegan, gluten-free and biodegradable. We can’t live without it in the winter.

Kiehl’s Since 1851 is at South Coast Plaza. 714.427.0998
LUSH is at Fashion Island in Newport Beach.


Mother’s Market & Kitchen now has seven locations in Orange County: Anaheim Hills, Brea, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Laguna Woods, Santa Ana and Irvine.

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Grab Some Pies


Now’s the time to stock up on delicious Marie Callender's pies, Marie’s Whole Pie-To Go Sale just kicked off through February 28. There are more than 30 varieties of Marie Callender’s pies to choose from costing only $7.99 plus tin.

Marie Callender’s popular selections include slightly tart and sweet lemon meringue; a crumbly cinnamon streusel topped French apple; rich vanilla coconut cream; and ripe berry double-crusted pies.

Pie sale excludes cheesecakes, seasonal fresh fruit pies, and promotional pies. 
Visit for a complete listing of pies. 

Marie Callendar’s has locations in Anaheim, Buena Park, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Irvine, Orange, Placentia, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach and Westminster.

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Working Wardrobes


Join Smart Women for Working Wardrobes on Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach for its informative and fun Fashion for Breakfast event. Emmy and Academy Award winning makeup artist Michael Westmore will be sharing beauty tips and tricks in support of a great cause.

You have an option to purchase a ticket for $50 or join as Smart Women member. Smart Women support the mission of Working Wardrobes, Working that empowers disadvantaged people to overcoming difficult challenges to confidently enter the workforce and achieve self-sufficiency.

Pacific Club is at 4110 Macarthur Blvd. in Newport Beach.

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Rock On Orange County!


The 2013 OC Music Awards Showcase Series is underway bringing us free live concerts throughout Orange County leading up to the OC Music Awards Ceremony on March 9 at the City National Grove of Anaheim.  Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana for the Best Live Band Showcase featuring performances by Nilu (8 p.m.); Golden Afternoon (8:45 p.m.); Lowly Spects (9:30 p.m.); Preacher’s Sons (10:15 p.m.); and Moonsville Collective (11 p.m.).

DJ’s from KROQ will host each Showcase event and four music industry veterans will judge the Showcase Series on musicianship, originality, song composition, stage presence and show attendance. The five finalists in the Best Live Band will progress to the Showcase Series Finals, a free show at House of Blues Anaheim on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

The Constellation Room is at 3503 South Harbor Blvd. in Santa Ana.

Visit to learn more and see complete schedule / lineup.

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