Super Amazing Gift Set Deals From Lush!

I walked by the Lush location in Lahaina on my last day in Maui, and was blown away by the amazing sale they’re having on their holiday gifts! Buy one, get one free on all holiday wrapped sets, or buy any holiday product, get two free!  The sets were already a great value, but considering how great this promo is, now is the time to stock up if you’re a Lush fan.  I should mention that aside from already being gift wrapped (most of which are in non-holiday paper so they are perfect for all occasions) they come with a surprise 15% off coupon inside.  I discovered that lovely surprise when  I gave my little sister the You Shall Go to the Ball Gift Set for Christmas.  I checked with the sales rep., and the sale is going on at all locations (and online) until they run out.  Get them while you can!

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Interview with Karen Cosgrove, Spa Director of the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

While vacationing in the Big Island of Hawaii, I spent 5 heavenly days at the Four Seasons Resort in Hualalai, soaking up the sun and enjoying the sensation of having sand underneath my feet. I’m generally a big explorer on my vacations but the Four Seasons offered so many great activities and services that I didn’t leave the property during my stay.  The adventures would have to be saved for Maui; this portion of my trip was all about having no agenda and unwinding from all the running around I do in NY.

Well I picked the perfect place.  The Four Seasons Resort offers guests a sports club which includes a strength gym, cardio gym, rock climbing wall, half basketball court, sand volleyball court, outdoor lap pool, work out classes (including fitness, yoga, and pilates), tennis courts, golf course, hikes, as well as a full service salon and spa.

Considering the array of options (especially on the spa menu), the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is the ultimate destination for wellness and relaxation.

Having taken full advantage of the amenities the property had to offer, I was very excited for the opportunity to interview the woman largely responsible for making this establishment so great, Hualalai Director of Sports and Spa, Karen Cosgrove.

Pretty Connected (PC): How long have you been in the spa industry?

Karen Cosgrove (KC): I have been in the spa industry for 11 years. I spent 3 years in the Middle East in Qatar and Egypt, 4 years in the Caribbean before ultimately coming back to the US, where I worked in California and Arizona before moving to

Products Come and Go, But This One Always Remains

I’m often amazed at the sheer number of beauty products I have amassed over the years.  Everything from multi-purpose face masques to multi-fragranced foot lotion is stored away (no easy feat in my small Manhattan apartment) for the day I decide to truly pamper myself.  But despite my arsenal of expensive and fancy products one thing I cannot live without is the inexpensive, no-frills, classic miracle worker that is Aquaphor Healing Ointment.  This award-winning, clinically proven formula works like a charm on my dry, cracked, winter-in-New-York lips and rough, dehydrated cuticles and elbows.  This stuff is seriously amazing.  Not only is it extremely effective but it feels luxurious, works quickly, lasts for hours and gives your lips a nice glossy sheen without any funny taste or stickiness.   I buy the small on-the-go tubes and stow one in every handbag

Price: $5.79 for 2-.35oz tubes (also available in additional sizes).  Visit for more information.

By Melissa Udoff

More Honest Than Your Grandmother, the dating and social networking site dismissed roughly 5,000 members due to complaints that these members had gained weight.  Apparently they should have thought twice before putting up those holiday pictures, which showed they had packed on a few pounds.

According to the New York Daily News, Founder, Robert Hintze believes, “As a business, we mourn the loss of any member, but the fact remains that our members demand the high standard of beauty be upheld. Letting fatties roam the site is a direct threat to our business model and the very concept for which was founded”

And that’s what you get for joining a site that accepts new applicants only if existing members deem you attractive enough.

In other news, has a Facebook fan page.   And we’ll accept you as a fan whether you’re old, young, fat, thin, bald, ugly, gorgeous, dumb, smart… Click HERE to become a fan.