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Clients wait all year long for Bluemercury’s annual Holiday Shopping Party. During this once a year event, shoppers can receive up to 20% off all items in store, including high-end cosmetic, skincare and home brands rarely seen discounted such as La Mer, Revive, Oribe, Chanel, and Jo Malone.

Throughout the THIRTEEN N.J. locations, the promotions are taking place on the below dates. FOR ONE-DAY ONLY.

Enjoy treats & cocktails while completing your holiday shopping. Clients who spend $175 receive a deluxe gift bag. Bluemercury is also offering holiday sets from proprietary cosmetic and skincare lines, Lune+Aster and m-61.

See below for more information on those products plus new launches.

BLUEMERCURY N.J. HOLIDAY SHOPPING PARTIES:

·         Marlton Square – Tues., November 29, 2016

·         Marlton 2 – Wed., November 30, 2016

·         Princeton – Thurs., December 01, 2016

·         Englewood – Thurs., December 01, 2016

·         Summit – Thurs., December 01, 2016

·         Denville – Fri., December 02, 2016

·         Westfield – Fri., December 02, 2016

·         Shrewsbury – Tues., December 06, 2016

·         Bridgewater Commons – Tues., December 06, 2016

·         Montclair – Tue., December 06, 2016

·         Tice’s Corner Marketplace – Wed., December 07, 2016

·         Brook 35 Plaza – Wed., December 14, 2016

·         Ridgewood – Fri., December 16, 2016

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Simply Stylist, which is a Beauty & Fashion conference which brings like-minded women together, took place this past weekend in New York City. Attendees enjoyed a full day of expert panel discussions presented by influencers who are leaders in the worlds of fashion, beauty, blogging and tech. The networking events, mixers and workshops that were scheduled throughout the day were designed to help attendees connect and build lasting relationships with other style-obsessers, companies, brands and even potential employers.

If you couldn’t be there this year, no worries – check out all the fun below!

A general view of atmosphere at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) Guests are seen at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother)Founder Sarah Boyd and Catt Sadler are seen at Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) A general view of atmosphere at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother)Lauren Bushnell, left, and Catt Sadler speak at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) Denise Caldwell, Lilliana Vazquez, Claire Sulmers and Gwendolyn Floyd speak onstage at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) Guests are seen at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother)Claire Sulmers, left and Vanessa Simmons are seen at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) Guests interact at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) Guests interact at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) Guests interact at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) Guests interact at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) A general view of atmosphere at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) Annabella Daily speaks at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother) Guests are seen at the Simply Stylist New York Fashion and Beauty Conference at YOTEL on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Soul Brother)

This post is sponsored by Pottery Barn. All opinions expressed are my own.

Once Halloween is over it seems as if the holidays fly by us. In just a few weeks we have Thanksgiving, then the first day of Winter followed by Christmas and New Years Eve. Where does the time go? Last holiday season my son was only a few months old so this will be the first time he really gets to enjoy all of the craziness as well as traditions held by our family. In between all the get togethers and parties, I really enjoy just relaxing at home with the little one and my husband. The work week is hectic as is – throw in all the extra holiday stress of meal planning and present purchasing and I’m all for a quiet and cozy evening on the couch.

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Thanks to Pottery Barn I now am ready for those chilly nights at home. This Ruched Faux Fur Throw is amazing! It’s super plush and soft and perfect for cuddling up with my loved ones while catching a movie on TV or just relaxing on the couch with a warm lemon tea and a book. It’s also really chic and luxe so just tossing it over the couch gives it a little extra flair. And I can’t forget about these Faux Fur Booties! Not only are they super cute but they are extremely soft and comfortable.

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My son at the tender age of 14 months also seems to be a big fan of relaxing during the beginning of this hectic holiday season and absolutely loves wrapping himself up in our faux fur throw. I’m taking it all in too because I know how busy the work load will get soon during this time of the year. I think it’s super important to make sure you leave time for yourself during the week and just appreciate quiet time.

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How do you relax during the holidays?

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with AstraZeneca and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

October is National RSV Awareness Month. 

What is RSV?

RSV is a common seasonal virus that typically occurs between November and March in the US and is the leading cause of hospitalization for babies in their first year of life. Premature babies are particularly at risk for developing severe RSV disease due to their underdeveloped lungs. Nearly 100% of infants will contract RSV by the age of 2. 

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RSV is something I am all too familiar with. This past March, at the tender age of 6 months, my son ended up getting it. As a first time mom I always made sure to be extra precautious when out with him and I carried, as well as used, hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes like it was my second job. Letting my guard down just ONE time is what ultimately led to him getting sick. The weather that day was beautiful and I decided to head to the park to stroll around just so we both could get some fresh air. I ended up passing by the newly renovated kids park and thought it was about time he got to try out the swings. He laughed and smiled so big while on them and we truly had such a great time. A few days later I noticed he just wasn’t himself. He wasn’t very active, had a runny nose and had a slight fever. Within 24 hours of noticing those signs, I also noticed his breathing was different and his fever spiked. When I brought him to the pediatrician he was diagnosed with RSV and we were given a nebulizer to treat him. I drove myself nuts upon returning home retracing my steps and trying to figure out who he was around that could of passed this on to him when it hit me — THE PARK! I was so in the moment that day I never wiped down the swing (ok, I know that might be extra but I still feel like I should have done that) or his hands when he got off. I have a ton of pictures and videos of him on the swing and his hands are in his mouth the whole time! I felt so defeated as a Mom at that point but my main concern was getting him better. I knew RSV was not your typical cold but as a first time mom, all of this was new to me. The next day it was even worse and we ended up having to take him to the hospital. He was having a tough time breathing since he was so stuffy which basically led to him to not wanting any fluids and I feared he would end up dehydrated. Seeing him in that mini hospital gown and watching what he was going through was so heartbreaking but it was a relief when we got the OK to go home. I had to monitor him closely for the next few days and it was such a great feeling once he was back to himself.

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I wanted to share my experience with RSV because any child can catch it – even those who have a mom, like me, who is extra when it comes to trying to keep their child germ free.

Now that you know what RSV is, let’s talk about the signs as well as some ways you can help prevent RSV. Babies lungs are fragile and it’s important us parents know how to keep our little ones safe this season. Severe RSV disease can cause up to 125K infant hospitalizations and around 200 infant deaths in the US each year. 

What are the signs of RSV?

-coughing or wheezing that does not stop

-troubled breathing / gasping for breathe

-fever over 100.4

-bluish color around mouth and fingernails

– spread out nostrils or caved in chest when breathing

*Please call your baby’s healthcare provider if you see these symptoms of RSV

How do I prevent RSV?

RSV disease is spread just as easily as the flu. Sneezing, coughing and toughing are all examples of ways RSV can put your infant in risk.

 -Wash your hands throughly before holding your baby and make sure others do the same

-Keep your young baby away from large crowds, young children and people with colds

-Wash your baby’s toys, bedding and clothing often -Don’t let anyone smoke around your baby. Tobacco irritates babies airways and can affect the growth of their lungs.  

*There isn’t a cure for RSV diesease but there are measures you can take to prevent it.

Visit http://bit.ly/RSVProtection to learn more about RSV disease and how to help keep your child healthy this RSV season! #LittleLungs #RSVAwarenessMonth

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Demi Lovato charges her iPhone on the go with her new Mezzi handbag.
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Product Name: Mini Cosima
Price: $325.00

How cute is that bag! I am in lovee with it.

MEZZI makes wearables for women who refuse to standstill: #GIRLbosses, dreamers, achievers & everything in between. By integrating tech into gorgeous handbags, they make it possible for you to stay connected & inspired from commute to cocktails, without ever having to go home. They believe in never having a dead battery, in staying connected but living in the present, in independence & in community. All bags from Mezzi feature integrated seamless technology by charging your iPhone batter 3 full times before needing to charge the bag. The bag also contains an in-bag light makes it easy to find your credit card in your bag at night, in addition it contains custom pockets to keep your tech organized and scratch free.

Check them out HERE.