(RED) Brings Together The World’s Biggest DJs + Pop Artists To Release DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES2 On iTunes Out Now


AVAILABLE NOW at iTunes.com/DanceRED


"(RED) Brings Together The World's Biggest DJs Pop Artists To Release Dance (Red) Save Lives2 On iTunes Out Now Album To Kick-Off This Year's World Aids Day Celebrations Together With Calvin Harris, Avicii, Katy Perry, Swedish House Mafia, Robin Thicke, Tiesto, Deadmau5 And More.

“(RED) Brings Together The World’s Biggest DJs Pop Artists To Release Dance (Red) Save Lives2 On iTunes Out Now Album To Kick-Off This Year’s World Aids Day Celebrations Together With Calvin Harris, Avicii, Katy Perry, Swedish House Mafia, Robin Thicke, Tiesto, Deadmau5 And More.

Following the global success of the 2012 DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES MUSIC COMPILATION – which topped the iTunes dance charts at #1 in 33 countries – (RED) together with today’s hottest electronic and pop artists, today release DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES(2). Produced in partnership with Capitol Music Group’s Priority Records, DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES(2)is available now exclusively on iTunes, where it immediately debuted at #1 on the Dance Chart: iTunes.com/danceRED.

The ultimate soundtrack to this year’s WORLD AIDS DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATIONS, the DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES(2) compilation features new remixes of some of the biggest names in pop and electronic music such as ROBIN THICKE, KATY PERRY, TIESTO, CALVIN HARRIS & ELLIE GOULDING, MARTIN SOLVEIG and MAJOR LAZER, as well as original collaborations from BAAUER & RL GRIME, DEADMAU5 & ERIC PRYDZ and DADA LIFE & JOSH WINK. The album costs $9.99 and ALL proceeds from the sales of DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES(2)go to the GLOBAL FUND TO FIGHT AIDS.

Beginning on November 30 in Sydney, Australia where (RED) will be renewing its partnership with Stereosonic Festival, DANCE (RED) SAVE LIVES(2)will kick off the annual dance party taking place across the 2013 WORLD AIDS DAY WEEKEND. Sets by many of the biggest names in dance music, including CALVIN HARRIS, DAVID GUETTA, ARMIN VAN BUUREN, SEBASTIAN INGROSSO, AXWELL and more will be live-streamed on VICE’s electronic music and culture channel – THUMP, bringing fans an unforgettable live global music experience. Continue reading

Maserati Ghibli on Stage in Los Angeles at the Start of the “Opposite of Ordinary” Era

North American Debut for the Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition Concept

Maserati Ghibli

Maserati Ghibli

Maserati celebrates the North American roll out of the all-new Ghibli at the Los Angeles International Auto show, following the highly successful worldwide launch of the Quattroporte in January. Also making its North American debut is the exclusive Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition concept featuring a unique color scheme, special mirror polished rims on tone and an elegant interior upholstered in fabrics made in cooperation with the prestigious Italian fashion house.

The complete Ghibli range graces Maserati’s all new display, and simultaneously begins deliveries to the vastly expanding Maserati retail network. The four-seat GranTurismo MC, first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March, also takes its bow in North America. All models will bridge Maserati towards the real challenge within the next few years in terms of product range expansion, production volumes, commercial and marketing strategy.

As Maserati embarks on its 100 years of car crafting in 2014, one very important promise that keeps popping up in discussion for the next 100 years: that we will forever reject, forever deny, forever revolt to the uniformity of car making: we will always be the absolute opposite of ordinary.

Maserati chose to unveil its new brand look and marketing communication in Los Angeles because this modern, trend-setting ever-changing, and artistic city inspires Maserati. It inspires us to continue to be the absolute opposite of ordinary. While some automobiles are inspired by basic geometry, our cars are simply … inspired.

And while the fully new Maserati stand is an artistic interpretation of our brand image and its future, this art also stems from us tackling modern world efficiencies, technologies and quality manufacturing, head on.

North American Roll Out For Ghibli

The all-new Ghibli marks a turning point in Maserati’s history; for the first time ever Maserati presents simultaneously two four-door sedan models.

The Ghibli’s design emphasizes its more dynamic driving characteristics and expresses an altogether more aggressive personality while still maintaining clear links with the larger Quattroporte. The outline of the body gives this four-door sedan a coupe-like appearance, and the sinuous grill and headlights hint at feline aggression. The grill takes its inspiration from the current GranTurismo but traces its origins back to the classic A6 GCS of the 1950s.

The Ghibli also maintains Maserati’s distinctive C-pillar, which delivers much of the car’s coupe-like stance and carries the classic trident logo, carrying on a tradition dating back to 1963.

The side profile is dominated by a swage line that runs from the traditional Maserati air intakes behind the front wheels and finishes at the rear lights.

Inside, the Ghibli sets itself apart from the Quattroporte. Its unique dashboard design perfectly matches its sportier and more youthful character without losing any of the luxury expected from Maserati. The Ghibli nevertheless succeeds in combining its sporty nature with the typical spaciousness of an executive model.

The design of the Ghibli is based on a far sportier concept than the larger Quattroporte. The car offers a choice of two 3.0 liter V6 twin turbo gasoline engines, coupled to an automatic eight-speed transmission with either rear wheel drive or Q4 all-wheel-drive.

The more powerful of these V6 units is installed in the Ghibli S: this develops 404 SAE HP at 5,500 rpm and delivers 406 lb-ft of torque from only 1,750 rpm. This unit is found on the Ghibli S Q4 with all-wheel-drive.

Maserati Ghibli S Q4

Maserati Ghibli S Q4

The Ghibli S Q4 with all-wheel-drive accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds, while the S version with rear wheel drive takes just 0.2 seconds more. The Ghibli S Q4 has an indicated top speed of 175 mph.

Thanks to an impressive 345 HP of power and 369 lb-ft of torque, the Ghibli’s second 3.0 litre V6 turbo gasoline engine option also delivers 0 to 60 mph acceleration in just 5.5 seconds. Both engine options are equipped with parallel turbochargers and have been developed by Maserati Powertrain in collaboration with Ferrari Powertrain: both are produced by Ferrari in Maranello. Continue reading

The Infiniti Q30 Concept Makes North American Debut

THE INFINITI Q30 CONCEPT, the next step in Infiniti’s strategy to expand into new premium segments, made its North American debut at the 2013 Los Angeles International Auto Show. It will be on display at the Infiniti booth at the show, which runs through December 1, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Infiniti Q30 Concept Makes North American Debut.  (PRNewsFoto/Infiniti)

Infiniti Q30 Concept Makes North American Debut. (PRNewsFoto/Infiniti)

The sleek, seductive Q30 CONCEPT is the design vision for a compact Infiniti vehicle with a contemporary, individualized character for a new generation of premium customers. The compact premium segment is forecast for significant growth with the entry of young-minded affluent customers.

“The Infiniti Q30 Concept is highly predictive of a new head-turning premium compact that we will launch in early 2015,” said MICHAEL BARTSCH, VICE-PRESIDENT, INFINITI AMERICAS. “It is the perfect addition to our current portfolio of advanced sports sedans and coupes, luxury performance crossovers and full-size SUVs.”

The Q30 Concept has a compact footprint geared to the global trend of younger customers entering the premium sector in search of a product that suits their urban lifestyle,” added Bartsch. “The concept’s vision is to be the alternative to the practicality and conformity in the compact car segment.

The Q30 Concept shares key Infiniti design cues with the new 2014 Infiniti Q50, while charting even more adventurous design language and sculpting. It also incorporates dramatic design cues from visionary Infiniti concept vehicles – Essence, Etherea and Emerg-e.

The shape of the Infiniti Q30 Concept deliberately challenges convention – fusing the dynamic design and sportiness of a coupe, the roominess of a hatchback and the higher stance and visual presence of a crossover. Infiniti designers were given the freedom to explore seductive alternatives to traditional premium automobile brands.

The result is a very modern design with a sleek silhouette, dynamic character and artistically sculpted, individualistic interior design. It features a dramatic exterior shape, particularly the body sides, which include bold sections, deep undercuts and intersecting lines. Continue reading

Bacardí® Rum Unleashes “Untameable” Attitude Worldwide With New Look, Feel and Marketing Campaign




Everyone has a story and the BACARDÍ brand and family’s story can be summed up with one word: “Untameable.” With more than 150 years of uncompromised passion triumphing against extraordinary odds, BACARDÍ is the rum brand with tales where the truth is better than any fiction. Fearlessly honoring its legacy, the brand with “Irrepressible Spirit” written in its DNA, announced the launch of “BACARDÍ Untameable Since 1862,” a new global marketing campaign that tells the stories behind BACARDÍ rum, its origins in Cuba and inspires consumers to embrace life and live boldly to showcase their own “Irrepressible Spirit.”


The television, digital and print ads embody the true grit and determination that sustained the rum brand and helped it thrive. The advertising will feature headlines such as, “We Remember Prohibition – It was a Blast;” “Some Men are Kicked Out of Bars – Others are Kicked Out of Countries;” and “Earthquakes, Fire, Exile, Prohibition – Sorry Fate, You Picked the Wrong Family.

1-original BACARDÍ Untameable Since 1862 outdoor advertisement - 'Exiled, outlawed, imprisoned and always free.'

The ads offer snapshots of the BACARDÍ history during prohibition, exile from Cuba, and showcase how the Bacardí family had the original irrepressible spirit to overcome earthquakes, fire, war and revolution—none of which could defeat their spirit, because “True Passion Can’t Be Tamed.” The campaign is designed to engage millennial consumers to pursue their passions no matter what—much like the Bacardí family did—encouraging camaraderie and strength of character.

“BACARDÍ Untameable Since 1862” will be supported by 30-, 60-, and 120-second TV advertisements, as well as robust outdoor billboard, print and digital executions. The television spots—named “Procession,” because of the frame-by-frame timeline and sequence of events viewers experience—were directed by award-winning Dante Ariola, star actor Jordi Mollà and has voiceover of actor Jason Isaacs. The ads, filmed on location at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ouro Preto, Brazil, are highly stylized and have a blockbuster movie feel. The ads exude a realism that commands attention—engaging consumers to feel that with every sip, the BACARDÍ brand story is their own.

“BACARDÍ Untameable Since 1862” was launch in the United States and Mexico on November 20, and will be launched in India and Australia in December, followed by other markets in spring 2014.

The new bat logo is a creation inspired by BACARDÍ bat hand-drawn designs from the early 1900s.

The new bat logo is a creation inspired by BACARDÍ bat hand-drawn designs from the early 1900s.

BACARDÍ is known for its passionate drive, regardless of circumstance, convention or expectation. The campaign pays tribute to the brand’s enduring popularity, continuing ingenuity and connects with consumers as it inspires them to ignite the bold, ‘Irrepressible Spirit’ within us all,” said Dmitry Ivanov, Senior Global Category Director of Rums for Bacardi. “Taking a global creative approach with the ‘BACARDÍ Untameable Since 1862’ campaign allows us to focus all of our marketing resources against a single powerful idea; an idea that’s completely ownable to BACARDÍ as it is rooted in the brand’s history and the Bacardí family’s attitude to life.” Continue reading

Apps Take Center Stage at the 2014 International CES

CEA MoDev Hackathon, Wall of Apps, and Mobile Apps Showdown featured at CES

With a wide variety of events and programming dedicated to app innovation, the 2014 International CES® is the largest app event in the world, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, producer of the annual International CES. The 2014 CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Apps have become an integral part of our everyday lives, from use in phones, computers, tablets and wearable CES-Logo (1)technology,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “The 2014 CES is the prime destination for developers, manufacturers and software providers to experience the world’s largest gathering of app innovation. The app innovation at CES offers the opportunity for networking, showcasing technology and hackathons focused on this growing tech space.”

The app story at CES includes competitions, educational sessions and events that showcase the best of the app world. This year CES will feature: CEA MoDev Hackathon, Wall of Apps and a Mobile Apps Showdown.

During the second annual CEA MoDev Hackathon, developers will compete on the world’s technology stage at the 2014 CES. The competition will feature more than 100 award winning developers who will compete individually or as teams for up to $100,000 in cash and prizes. The event will take place in the Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4301 on Tuesday, January 7, 2014.

The Wall of Apps returns for the 2014 CES and will showcase the most innovative apps of the year. Located in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC), the Wall of Apps at CES is a hands-on, curated display of the best apps available for iOS, Androids, Blackberry and Windows Mobile. The Mobile Apps Showdown at CES will put select apps to the test.  App producers who think their innovation is the best will have four minutes to demo the app, and a winner will be determined by an audience applause-o-meter.  There will also be an online vote for a separate online winner.  Gary Dell’Abate and Jon Hein from the Sirius XM channel are slated to host the Mobile Apps Showdown on Thursday, January, 9, 2014 in the LVCC, North Hall, Room N255.

CEA Brings Hi-Res Audio to the 2014 International CES

New TechZone and Conference Sessions Highlight Next Generation High-Resolution Audio Technology

With the evolution of high-resolution audio (HRA) technology and in response to growing market demand, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced the Hi-Res Audio Experience, a new TechZone featured at the upcoming 2014 International CES®.  Produced by CEA, the Hi-Res Audio Experience will showcase the latest high-resolution audio content coming to market and the latest technologies that will give consumers the highest quality listening experience. The 2014 CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies and is scheduled to run January 7-10, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics CES-Logo (1)Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $203 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed.

CEA research shows that consumers are ready to embrace high resolution audio.  The research indicates that the appeal of high quality audio electronics extends beyond enthusiasts and that the appeal of hi-res audio extends far beyond higher quality audio devices. CEA finds four in ten (39 percent) of consumers with a moderate interest in audio indicate they are willing to pay more for high quality audio electronics devices and that nearly six out of ten (60%) of consumers with a moderate interest in audio are willing to pay more for higher quality digital music.  Nine in ten consumers say sound quality is the most important component of a quality audio experience.

Market trends indicate that consumers are poised to embrace high-resolution audio, creating tremendous new opportunities for CE manufacturers and the music industry,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA. “With recent HRA announcements from a number of music labels, digital retailers and CE companies, we’ve created this new TechZone to help drive category growth and give our attendees the opportunity to explore the game-changing quality of high-resolution audio.  Visitors also will meet leading creatives from across the industry.”

Located in The Venetian’s Bellini Ballroom, the Hi-Res Audio Experience is anchored by hi-res digital download pioneer and leader HD Tracks and features companies including Acoustic Sounds Super HiRez Store, Blue Coast Music, Mytek Digital and Native DSD Music.

A variety of hi-res audio products also will be demonstrated or on display in the Tech Zone.  In addition, several manufacturers will have hi-res products on display in their rooms in the Venetian Tower and in their booths across the CES show floor.

For the past 25 years, my brother and I have dedicated our lives and our company to pushing the envelope in sound quality and we apply this same passion to music downloads,” said David Chesky, co-founder and CEO of HD Tracks. “Now we are pleased to join with a number of other artists, music stores, and electronic companies at CES to take high fidelity music reproduction to a new level that was never before even imaginable.”

In addition to cutting edge exhibits, the Hi-Res Audio Experience will feature its own conference track at the 2014 CES with sessions including:

Welcome to the Hi-Res Music World, 1-2 p.m., Tuesday, January 7

Featuring top executives from both major and independent labels who will discuss, along with their digital retail partners, the challenges and opportunities associated with licensing and distributing hi-res music.

Meet the Hi-Res Music Creators, 3-4 p.m., Tuesday, January 7

Exploring topics including the key advantages to working in hi-res formats; the availability of recording tools; and the importance of meta data in enhancing the overall listening experience.

Hi-Res Audio for Every Lifestyle, 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, January 8

Examining the variety of hi-res devices that are available today and the challenges related to marketing and promoting them.

The 2014 CES will feature 20 market-specific TechZones highlighting innovation across 15 different product categories. Companies interested in exhibiting in the new Hi-Res Audio Experience should contact Kristen Nafziger at knafziger@CE.org or 703-907-7648. For more information on the 2014 International CES, visit www.CESweb.org.

Tether Tools Launches Consumer Tech Accessory Holiday Gift Guide


At Christmas, more than at any other time of the year, many people are gifted with high tech devices that are, unfortunately, at the top of the list for thieves looking to ruin your holiday. It’s not enough to give that special person the iPad they have asking for. You also have to make sure that someone else doesn’t end up enjoying it more. Not to mention breakage, if is sometimes unexpected and unavoidable. Tether Tools is excited to announce a Holiday Buying Guide designed to accessorize all the technology gadgets that will be given this holiday season.

Tether Tools® is a design and manufacturing company providing innovative custom photography equipment and accessories for in-studio and on-location shoots. Tether Tools is committed to providing high quality versatile tethering and workstation solutions for professional and enthusiast photographers. Tether Tools also supplies gear for musicians, filmmakers and other creative professionals.

The complete guide contains iPad/Tablet, SmartPhone, Laptop and tech mounting tools to help children, parents, musicians, professionals  – anyone really – use their gadgets at home, on the job or on the go.

iPad Utility Mounting Kit

iPad Utility Mounting Kit

For the Tech Lover

For those who can’t live without their device, Tether Tools helps mount, wear and power personal devices, safely and securely.  Designed for the tech-obsessed.

— iPad Utility Mounting Kit – enables iPad mounting virtually anywhere.

Rock Solid External Power Bank – portable power bank with option to power or charge two devices (iPad, tablet, phone, camera, etc.) simultaneously.

— StrapMoore & Extender – secure battery packs or power strips to the leg of a desk, eliminating adhesives

— JerkStopper Computer Supports – keeps any cable connected to computers

— JerkStopper Flat Mount – secure cables under a desk & out of the way with these adhesive mounts

— JerkStopper In-Line 4 Pack – keep cables together without tape and prevent cable damage

— JerkStopper “A” Clamp – secure cables where needed with the 1” or 2” clamp Continue reading

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to Deliver Keynote Address at 2014 International CES

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced that Yahoo CEO, president and director Marissa Mayer will deliver a keynote address at the 2014 International CES®. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2014 CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mayer’s keynote address is slated for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, in the LVH Theater. Her address willCES-Logo (1) be part of the Tech Titans keynote series, where CEOs from the most powerful companies in technology present their vision for products, services and networks that will shape the next wave of innovation.

As a defining innovator making waves in the online and mobile space and a fresh breath for the industry, Marissa Mayer is a perfect addition to our Tech Titans keynote series,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “We’re thrilled to welcome her to the CES stage to share her strategic vision for the evolving tech landscape.”

Mayer was named Yahoo CEO in July 2012. Prior to Yahoo, she was vice president of local, maps and location services at Google where she oversaw product management, engineering, design and strategy for the company’s suite of local and geographical products, including Google Maps, Google Earth, Zagat, Street View and local search for desktop and mobile. During her 13 years at Google, Mayer held numerous positions, including engineer, designer, product manager and executive, and launched more than 100 well-known features and products. She is listed as an inventor on several patents in artificial intelligence and interface design.

In addition to the Tech Titans series, additional keynotes at the 2014 CES will be held as part of the Technology Innovators keynote series. This new series will offer insight by innovators, thought leaders and disruptors – the “rock stars” of their industries. It is a stage for those with big ideas that are reframing the way technology will impact our interaction with the world today, and in years to come.

The 2014 CES will feature more than 3,200 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across 15 product categories. For more information on the 2014 International CES, visit www.CESweb.org.

CEA Announces 2014 International CES SuperSession Program

Sessions to highlight the 2nd screen experience, sensor-based hardware and disruptive technologies

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced a dynamic lineup for its  2014 International CES® SuperSession conference program. Covering game-changing technologies and trends, SuperSessions spotlight well-known industry experts and out-of-the-box ideas and discussions. The 2014 CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, CES-Logo (1)Nevada.

From sensors and robotics to 3D printing and the rise of the 2nd screen, the 2014 SuperSessions will cover industry developments that are changing the way we consume and interact with technology,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events and conferences, CEA. “With industry leaders, tech executives, futurists and innovators, CES SuperSessions will feature the voices that are shaping our industry,”

The 2014 CES SuperSession Program will address industry topics including the 2nd screen experience, sensor-based hardware, inspiring innovation and emerging technologies with sessions including:

The Brand Matters SuperSession: Technology as Muse – Inspiring Innovation

Throughout history, muses have inspired artists to create their greatest works – Picasso, Dante, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hitchcock, Woody Allen, even The Knack (“My Sharona,” anyone?). Could technology be today’s version of the muse? In this SuperSession, visionaries from the worlds of entertainment, education, publishing and advertising discuss how technology pushes them to test the boundaries of their creativity. (January 7, 2014, 10-11 a.m. LVCC, North Hall N255)

2nd Screens Are Reinventing the TV Experience

The proliferation of 2nd screen tablets and smartphones has given TV programmers, operators and marketers a new way to reach viewers with a treasure trove of data, and new personalization and recommendation capabilities. Join these 2nd screen pioneers who, by adding a companion “little” screen experience to sports, reality series, awards shows and prime time programming, are making the “big” connected screen even bigger. (January 7, 2014, 1-2 p.m. LVCC, North Hall N255-257)

Current panelists include:

Tracey Garvin, Senior Vice President, Sony Home Entertainment

Luis Goicouria, Senior Vice President, PGA Tour

Anthony Zuiker, Creator and Executive Producer, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

CNET’s Next Big Thing: The New Hardware

Sensor-based hardware innovation is thriving in unexpected places. Startups and companies with no tech history are developing whole new device types for our homes, cars, and bodies. This panel investigates where traditional manufacturers stand and which new players are leading the hardware revolution. (January 7, 2014, 3-4 p.m. LVCC, North Hall N255-257)

Current panelists include:

Mike Bell, VP and GM, New Devices, Intel

Julie Larson-Green, EVP, Devices and Studios, Microsoft

Sonny Vu, CEO and founder, Misfit Wearables

CES 2015: How Today’s Emerging Technologies Will Affect Tomorrow’s Devices

The week of CES sets the stage for the year’s product launches, but it can be difficult to tell the fads from the future. This session from Engadget will feature some of the top names in the world of 3D printing, alternative interfaces, wearables, robotics, transportation and home automation to separate the fads of today from the game changing technologies of tomorrow. Brian Heater, Director of Media for Engadget, is slated to moderate the SuperSession. (January 8, 2014, 10-11 a.m. LVCC, North Hall N255-257)

Moderator:  Brian Heater, Director of Media, Engadget

The CES SuperSessions are part of the 2014 CES conference program, featuring keynote addresses from leaders of Audi, Cisco, Intel, Sony and Yahoo. The 2014 program will also include a robust lineup of conference tracks, sessions and speakers exploring innovations and trends in the tech industry. View the full CES conference program at www.CESweb.org. The 2014 CES will also feature more than 3,200 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services across 15 product categories. For more information on the 2014 International CES, visit www.CESweb.org.

Nail It This Holiday Season: China Glaze® Nail Lacquer Announces Holiday Nail Art Contest

Enter China Glaze Holiday Nail Design Contest for your chance to win $1,000! The China Glaze Holiday Nail Design Contest is now open. Submit your design and enter to win.

Celebrate the season in colour with China Glaze® Nail Lacquer. The leading nail polish brand announces the How Will You Live in Colour This Holiday Season? Contest. Participants enter their best holiday-themed designs to win cash prizes and China Glaze® collections. ‘Tis the season to top those tips in glitz, glam and festive flare. Go with the classic, throw in a twist-on-traditional or create a unique holiday concept. Contestants will receive a unique URL to share via social media when online voting begins on Dec. 15. Online voting ends on Dec. 31 and the top 25 winners will be submitted to the judging panel for placing. To enter, visit www.chinaglaze.com/chinaglazecontest between Nov. 15 – Dec. 20 and upload a holiday-themed nail art look, using only lacquer – no embellishments, please.

The top 25 finalists win:

Grand Prize – $1,000 Visa Gift Card

2nd Prize – $500 Visa Gift Card

3rd Prize – $250 Visa Gift Card

22 Congratulations Winners – 12 pc. China Glaze® Happy HoliGlaze Collection


The expert judging panel includes top celebrity manicurists and bloggers:

Kandi Yamz           Miss Pop               Chelsea King

@KandiYamz        @MissPopNails   @ChelseaQueen

Winners will be officially announced via www.chinaglaze.com on or about Jan. 31, 2014.

The China Glaze® How Do You Live in Colour? Holiday Contest is open to residents of the United States as well as Canada (excluding Quebec), France, Mexico and the United Kingdom. China Glaze® nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information regarding the contest guidelines and Official Rules, please visit www.chinaglaze.com.

Flash Some Lash Into The New Year: Ardell® Announces Holiday Lash Contest

Let faux fringe glamourEYES you this New Years Eve. The world’s leader in lashes announces the Ardell® Glamour Eyes Holiday Lash Contest. Contestants can enter to win cash prizes and Ardell® product with a photo of their favorite lash look inspired by everyone’s favorite holiday for new beginnings, sparkle and shine – New Years Eve. What better way to celebrate than starting 2014 looking fabu-lash?

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To enter, contestants must visit www.ardelllashes.com/ardellcontest between Nov. 15 – Dec. 19 and upload a photo of their favorite lash look following the guidelines specified on the website. Contestants will receive a unique URL to share via social media when online voting begins on Dec. 20. Online voting ends on Jan. 10, 2014 and the top 25 winners will be submitted to the judging panel for placing. The expert judging panel includes top beauty social media mavens Alana Dawn, Carine Bernedo, Julie San Agustin, and Karen Sarahi Gonzalez.

The Ardell® Glamour Eyes Holiday Lash Contest is open to residents of the United States as well as Canada (excluding Quebec), Mexico and the United Kingdom.

The top 25 finalists will win:

Grand Prize – $1,000 Visa Gift Card

2nd Prize – $500 Visa Gift Card

3rd Prize – $250 Visa Gift Card

22 Congratulations Winners -$50 in Ardell® Product

Winners will be officially announced via www.ardelllashes.com on or around Jan. 31, 2014.

2013 Ugly Holiday Sweaters Collection Launched By Stupid.com

The holidays are all about parties, and no holiday party is complete without ugly holiday sweaters.  Whether it’s an actual ugly sweater party, or just an event that needs a little holiday cheer, these totally outrageous knit sweaters are the perfect cure for the common holiday outfit. With 5 new styles of Ugly Holiday Sweaters, online retailer www.Stupid.com has created a line of tacky, tasteless, but above all, hilarious sweaters to wear to any Christmas party or festive event this Holiday season.

The Ugly Holiday Sweater Collection from Stupid.com.  (PRNewsFoto/Stupid.com)

The Ugly Holiday Sweater Collection from Stupid.com. (PRNewsFoto/Stupid.com)

They’re crude, tacky, distasteful, and above all else, funny – but then again, politically incorrect is always in style at www.Stupid.com. Here’s the Stupid.com 2013 Ugly Holiday Sweater Collection:

The “Toilet Santa” Sweater – The time to whip out your Holiday best is here again! This Sweater is completely Knit, just as if Grandma made each and every, tacky, stitch for you! They’re super comfortable and cheesy, the perfect combination for any and every Holiday celebration. Santa sits atop his Toilet as if you just barged into the restroom unannounced. How adorable and cute! Anything Santa does deserve to be immortalized on gift wrap, wreaths, lawn ornaments and such. Find those warm and fuzzy feelings whenever you wear this glorious Christmas gem. Let’s get Chestnuts roasting and bells jingling everywhere.

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The “Granny Got It” Sweater – The Ugly Holiday Sweater tradition continues with this Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer Sweater. Is it warm, snuggly and a winter must? Check. Is it tacky, but in the best way possible? Check. This 100% cotton Knit, Sweater features Grandma in her hair rollers and walker being tossed aside by some unaware Reindeer carrying a whole lot of cargo into the Christmas night. What was Grandma even doing in the path of these Reindeer? Why would she be on the roof or the road? Did these Reindeer intentionally seek her? Will she press charges? Continue reading

Deck The Halls With Hen House Linens: Festive Colorful Linens For Your Holiday Table

Get in the spirit of the season with HEN HOUSE LINENS TABLETOP ACCESSORIES that prep your home for seasonal celebrations. With a goal to make homes feel comfortable and cared for, Hen House Linens’ offers quality tabletop items such as table cloths, place mats, and quilted chargers, all in zesty prints and colors perfect for making your holiday meal one to remember all the way through to the New Year. Mix and match to get classic color schemes like green on red, or accent reds with deep gold for a table that feels rich and full of love. Or create your own design scheme. Either way, your holiday table will shine and you will be the belle of the ball.

Founder Jenny Davids, a native of North Carolina, was raised in a tradition of true southern hospitality and says “Nothing defined that experience more than our family gathering around the table to share a simple meal. We call it gracious living.”

I very much agree with her when she added that “It’s all about making the people you welcome into your home feel comfortable and cared for. (This includes the people that live in that home with you!) It’s that intangible that makes you want to linger at the dinner table or pull up a chair and visit. It’s about hospitality without feeling stuffy or too proper. It’s knowing that this time right now is special.”

The Hen House team of incredible women includes  “in-the-Hen House” designer and creative director Katherine Poole (who also happens to be her college roommate and dear friend), her neighbor Lee (and inspired photographer), her intrepid office crew, as well her “supportive, creative, opinionated mothers, girlfriends, sisters, muses and stalwart friends that have graciously tested new product, modeled, opened their homes for photoshoots, found the perfect shade of red, carpooled my children and on occasion fed my husband“.

The 2013 Holiday Collection included the following design highlights:

Chevron Holiday: A familiar pattern that feels at once nostalgic and modern, the Chevron print gets a joyful update with shades of red and green. The fresh zigzag wakes up your home in the form of Chevron Holiday Placemats and Dinner Napkins that instantly transform a dinner into a merry party. Mix the prints with solid reds and greens or pair them with contrasting, subtler prints.

he fresh zigzag wakes up your home in the form of Chevron Holiday Placemats and Dinner Napkins that instantly transform a dinner into a merry party.

he fresh zigzag wakes up your home in the form of Chevron Holiday Placemats and Dinner Napkins that instantly transform a dinner into a merry party.

Ornamental Scarlet: Decorations aren’t just for evergreens—inspired by vintage glass Christmas ornaments, Ornamental Scarlet features a modern interpretation of retro ornament shapes, festively hanging and twinkling and spreading holiday cheer. The simple yet colorful print accents the table beautifully.

Garden Gate Ochre: A classic pattern looks ultra-lux in a dark gold Ochre, and adds warmth to any table. You get dressed for special occasions, and so should your table. The Garden Gate Ochre Table Runner sets the mood for a holiday dinner that brings everyone at the table together, and pairs sumptuously with red or green—just add soft candlelight.

Linked Up Scarlet: A simple pattern in a holiday-ready red grounds your décor and adds holiday spirit effortlessly. The Linked Up Scarlet Tablecloth is the perfect backdrop to contrast any holiday pattern from the Chevron Holiday to the Garden Gate Ochre for a Pinterest-worthy table setting.

All prints are available at www.henhouselinens.com and at select retailers in the following essential sizes and sets: 60” Square Topper Tablecloth ($55), 70” Round Tablecloth ($57), 70” x 90” Tablecloth ($70), 70” x 108” Tablecloth ($78), Dinner Napkin ($9.50 each), Runner ($22), Cocktail Napkins ($24 for a set of six), Placemats ($9.50 each).

Black Friday Deals from LORAC Cosmetics

LORAC PRO Palette shade Pewter was voted by fans as their most loved eyeshadow.

LORAC PRO Palette shade Pewter was voted by fans as their most loved eyeshadow.

LORAC Cosmetics is thrilled to announce their participation in the biggest shopping event of the year. The beauty mavens have spoken. LORAC PRO Palette shade Pewter was voted by fans as their most loved eyeshadow. To celebrate, LORAC has created an exclusive Sephora.com (www.sephora.com) and Sephora inside JCPenny set. The chic, cult-favorite hue retails for $10 (a $39 value) and includes a complimentary 3-in-1 Waterproof EyeLiner in Ultra Black. This is a great way to replenish your PRO Pewter shadow without splurging on LORAC’s PRO Palette – so don’t miss out.  The offer is ONLY available on Black Friday (while supplies lasts). In addition, The Stylist Palette, $15, is available at www.Ulta.com on BL. In stores, Ulta is offering the Solid Gold (warm version) and Platinum Status (cool version) eye shadow palettes with 5 gorgeous shades for $12 each.