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July 28, 2005

Scintillating Scents

Candle_1 How many times have you walked into your favorite restaurant, or stepped onto a trail in the woods, inhaled deeply and announced how wonderful it smells? Good smells make us feel good. It's that simple. That's why we absolutely love aromatherapy!  Here's some great ideas to fix your mood and create balance in your life:

  • For a little pepper-upper: Try geranium, orange, or sandalwood, whose properties are believed to bring happiness and contentment, in a light body spray.
  • A bit irritable: Itch that scratch with the scent of lavender.  Fill up a bubble bath with lavender or try it in a soothing lotion. 
  • Super-stressed: Jasmine, rose, and chamomile are your best bet.  Make yourself a warm cup of tea and enjoy the scent as you take a time-out from crazy life.
  • Invite energy: Look for some citrusy orange, peppermint, or ginger candles to set-up around your room and let the good vibes flow!

What do you think?  Do you love aromatherapy?  Tell us how you like to relax!

July 28, 2005 in Fun Stuff | Permalink | Comments (1)

July 26, 2005

The New Tan-Tastic YOU!!

Coral Shell Chandeliers Barton Springs, tubing in New Braunfels.... you've recently spent many sun-filled hours perfecting that gorgeous bronze glow... now it's time to show off the sizzling new you!!  So get together all your girls and head out on the town--- but, before you do, be sure to accentuate that red-carpet tan with this season's must-have accessories:

  • Flirty and Fun Halters:  Show of those shoulders with a shimmer of satin, or just go for you basic black--- either way, you're sure to attract mega-attention!
  • Dress it up: love the halter look, but going for more refined?  Be it a dinner date or a cocktail party, a backless dress is a classy way to show a little skin.
  • Keepin' it real: show off those sun-kissed lips au-naturale! Choose a gloss or a balm like Blue Q's Queen lip balm (SPF 18, with a hint of strawberry!) instead of your usual old lipstick.
  • Glam it, don't clam it:  bring the beach to the bar with a little shimmery shell--- the season's hottest jewelry trend!  From chandelier earrings, to dangly bracelets, add intrigue to your wardrobe with these little conversation pieces.

Texas summers may seem to last forever, but don't forget fall is fast approaching, so catch those rays while you can!  And remember, always wear sunscreen.

July 26, 2005 | Permalink | Comments (2)

July 25, 2005

Survey Winner!!

survey_winnerCongratulations to Jessica Davis, Emeralds Customer Survey Winners! Spend your 50 bucks wisely!

And for all the rest of you Emeralds Shoppers... feeling lucky? Take the survey, cross your fingers, and win 50 bucks a week! Yes, it is that easy.

July 25, 2005 | Permalink | Comments (3)

July 18, 2005

Survey Winner!!

survey_winnerCongratulations to Mary Tinsley, Emeralds Customer Survey Winners! Spend your 50 bucks wisely!

And for all the rest of you Emeralds Shoppers... feeling lucky? Take the survey, cross your fingers, and win 50 bucks a week! Yes, it is that easy.

July 18, 2005 | Permalink | Comments (1)

July 15, 2005

Magic and Mayhem!

Hp For all you closet Harry Potter fans -- you know who you are! -- anxiously awaiting JK's sixth installment... well, you didn't hear it from us, but if you crave a way to celebrate it's midnight release with a bang, look no further than our neighbors, Austin's own BookPeople, who seem to have a magical obsession of their own with our wand-weilding hero.  With fire dancers, a magician, trivia games and contests, a costume competition, tasty treats a la Amy's Ice Cream, plus a big surprise from the Alamo Drafthouse... this is a party fit for witches and wizards of all sizes!   Books will be handed out at exactly 12:01 a.m., but BookPeople is sure to keep you occupied until that fateful moment.  And yes, I'll admit it -- I can think of no better way to spend my Friday night.

For the more mature Harry Potter enthusiasts: you've seen Harry's cinematic debut, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by now; now see it in a new (and completely hilarious!!) light... Brad Neely's (a comic-book artist from right here in Austin) parody, Wizard People, Dear Reader, is a narration that replaces the movie's original soundtrack (think the Pink Floyd and Wizard of Oz combo, The Dark Side of Oz). Warner Bros., may not be exactly thrilled, but we (like Neely) just choose to think of this as an "art form".  Check it out... you won't be disappointed!!

July 15, 2005 in Austin Events | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 11, 2005

Survey Winner!!

survey_winnerCongratulations to Stacy Clayton, Emeralds Customer Survey Winners! Spend your 50 bucks wisely!

And for all the rest of you Emeralds Shoppers... feeling lucky? Take the survey, cross your fingers, and win 50 bucks a week! Yes, it is that easy.

July 11, 2005 | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 08, 2005

Super cool babies!!

trumpettebaby2When I was a baby, I'm pretty sure I didn't wear anything even remotely as cool as these! It was all ruffled socks and lacy clothes for me. But who says baby's can't be stylish too? Maybe they cry because for the first several months of their lives they are trapped by baby blue or soft pink...and there is only so much pastel a kid can take!! Bold colors--colors as loud as their squeals, now that is baby style sure to enduce giggles instead of tears. These baby socks are 100% cotton, for comfy warmth, with rubber grippers on the soles for easy practice walking! That baby'll be cruising around sporting these snazzy socks in no time; hey, throw on some shades and Versace baby suit and Rodeo drive, here we come.

July 8, 2005 in Fun Stuff | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 05, 2005

Survey Winner!!

survey_winnerCongratulations to Candace Wilson, Emeralds Customer Survey Winners! Spend your 50 bucks wisely!

And for all the rest of you Emeralds Shoppers... feeling lucky? Take the survey, cross your fingers, and win 50 bucks a week! Yes, it is that easy.

July 5, 2005 | Permalink | Comments (2)