CLINIQUE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH PETRA NEMCOVA’S HAPPY HEARTS FUND

LEADING BEAUTY BRAND JOINS THE MISSION TO OFFER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES TO CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD.

CLINIQUE, a leader in global beauty, is on a mission to spread smiles across the globe, by reinforcing its long-standing commitment to children and education. Today the brand announced a multi-year partnership with HAPPY HEARTS FUND, an international charity founded and led by PETRA NEMCOVA, helping to build and rebuild schools in areas affected by natural disasters.

PETRA NEMCOVA launched HAPPY HEARTS FUND in 2006 to bring hope to the lives of children affected by natural disasters. As a survivor of the 2004 INDIAN OCEAN TSUNAMI in Thailand, she witnessed the devastation of communities, families, and children. By focusing on rebuilding and building schools in areas affected by natural disasters, the fund helps provide a safe haven for children, and a sense of normalcy.

Education is the single greatest opportunity one can give to a child.  It is the passport to brighter possibilities, transforming individuals, families and communities along the way.  With Happy Hearts, it is our mission to put a smile on the face of every child we touch.  Petra’s passion and commitment to this cause have been an inspiration to everyone at Clinique, and we feel that together we can accomplish great things.” LYNNE GREENE, GLOBAL BRAND PRESIDENT, CLINIQUE, ORIGINS AND OJON.

On December 1, 2012, the brand will introduce a LIMITED EDITION HAPPY HEART 30ML FRAGRANCE for $37 (SRP). $10 from the sale of each fragrance will go directly to HAPPY HEARTS FUND. CLINIQUE has also created a LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT for $16 (SRP), with the message “Make Someone Happy,” a mantra the brand hopes will inspire everyone to consider the act of giving and sharing during the holiday season. $5 from the sale of each T-shirt will go to HAPPY HEARTS FUND. Both products will be sold in the US and Canada, exclusively.

CLINIQUE chose to partner with HAPPY HEARTS FUND to reinforce the brand’s long-term commitment to children and education. HAPPY HEARTS FUND is active in six countries and has built or rebuilt over 70 schools and kindergartens. Since its inception, the Fund’s programs have benefited more than 41,000 children and 340,000 community members. Through this partnership, CLINIQUE and the Fund will develop educational institutions for children globally.

PETRA NEMCOVA, FOUNDER and CHAIR of HAPPY HEARTS FUND, echoes CLINIQUE‘s emphasis on education and sentiments about the partnership, saying, “I am very excited about this partnership as we share so many of the same philosophies with Clinique and I know that together we can give more children access to education, the most important and empowering tool for their futures. Together we will create many Happy Hearts.”

 

SUGAR-FREE SODA ALTERNATIVE, CASCADE ICE, CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH FESTIVE, HEALTHY DRINK RECIPES

SPARKLING WATERS A FAVORITE AMONG FAMILIES AS A HEALTHIER ALTERNATIVE TO SODA

The holiday season is upon us and not everyone can and/or will want to go too far off their diet or otherwise overindulge. But never fear, the UNIQUE BEVERAGE COMPANY, LLC welcomes you to join in on the holiday spirit with one of its most popular beverage lines, CASCADE ICE ZERO-CALORIE WATER. Whether you’re prepping the Thanksgiving turkey, or hanging the holiday mistletoe, be the “hostess with the mostest” and use Cascade Ice to mix up the perfect holiday drinks!

Cascade Ice Zero-Calorie Water is free of unnecessary and unhealthy “extras” found in other flavored waters, like calories, sodium, caffeine, gluten and sugar. Compared to many popular soda brands which can contain upwards of 38 grams of sugar, Cascade Ice beverages are sugar-free and full of flavor.

The brand has over 21 delicious and unique flavors including CRANBERRY POMEGRANATE, MCINTOSH APPLE, ORANGE MANGO, and COCONUT. The sparkling waters have a delightful “fizz” combined with natural fruit juices. CASCADE ICE also has a line of skinny cocktail mixers in 6 classic flavors including MARGARITA, COSMOPOLITAN and APPLE TINI.

This season, choose from holiday drink favorites like the HOLIDAY-JITO, MRS. CLAUSE-MOPOLITAN, CHANUKKAH COLADA or KWANZAA-TINI to serve at your gatherings! To make for your little ones, simply leave out the alcohol and serve. Continue reading

BURPEE’S AMAZING NEW VARIETIES FOR 2013

GARDENING FIRSTS FROM THE FIRST NAME IN GARDENING

For millions of Americans, weary of long winters, nothing signals spring like the arrival of their ANNUAL BURPEE CATALOG in the mailbox. Turning page after page and seeing the brilliant colors of vegetables and plants, perennials and annuals, awakens the imagination as loyal customers begin to plan the contents of their garden each spring. And even though the catalog itself has been a perennial favorite, it’s a sure bet that readers still does not know the ending of the story.

The BURPEE COMPANY was founded in Philadelphia in 1876 by an 18 year-old, W. ATLEE BURPEE, with a passion for plants and animals and a mother willing to lend him $1000 dollars of “seed money” to get started in business. Within 25 years he had developed the largest, most progressive seed company in America. By 1915 he were mailing a million catalogues a year to America’s gardeners. Over the years, BURPEE has introduced numerous breakthrough varieties in its 136 years, including the first white sweet corn, the ‘Big Boy’ tomato, the first white marigold, Iceberg lettuce and ‘Sweet Seedless,’ the world’s first seedless tomato. GEORGE BALL, Chairman and CEO, says these outstanding new varieties will make 2013 “a blockbuster summer in the garden.”

BURPEE is America’s most trusted supplier of vegetable and flower seeds, offering only the best-of-the-best open-pollinated and hybrid varieties to our customers. As they have done for the past 135 years, Burpee provides its customers with the latest varieties that offer improved yield and disease resistance. Not only do they offer an extensive line of new hybrid and tried and true heirloom seeds, the company also serve their organic garden customers by offering a vast selection of certified organic varieties that are produced in compliance with all USDA and State organic guidelines.

W. ATLEE BURPEE & CO. ON DECK SWEET CORN: Burpee, the country’s leading home gardening company, introduces the first-ever sweet corn specially bred for containers. (PRNewsFoto/W. Atlee Burpee & Co.)

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AVON’S CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL: AVON LAUNCHES VIVA, A BOLD NEW FRAGRANCE BY FERGIE

KICK OFF THE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON WITH A SPECIAL PREVIEW OF FERGIE’S NEW FRAGRANCE AVAILABLE ON CYBER MONDAY

Avon announced today it will launch FERGIE‘s third fragrance, VIVA, with a special advanced preview on Cyber Monday, months ahead of its February 2013 launch. As a highly-anticipated follow up to Fergie’s two fragrances, OUTSPOKEN and OUTSPOKEN INTENSE, VIVA will be available to customers through their AVON REPRESENTATIVES on this day only as part of an online exclusive beauty gift set. This limited edition holiday special will feature the full size VIVA FRAGRANCE, MATCHING SHOWER GEL, BODY LOTION, and other Avon beauty products.

Viva by Fergie, the a bold new Avon fragrance for women

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