2018 Holiday Gift Guide: This Holiday Season, Give Your Loved Ones the Gift of Self-Care With Braun

Braun’s range of female & male products will be the holiday gifts that make those near and dear look and feel great

We’ve all been there – that moment of panic when you realize that you don’t know what gift to buy for that special person in your life to show them that you care. Whether it’s your partner, parent or friend, make sure those closest to you not only look, but also feel great this holiday season. With Braun’s innovative and high-quality beauty and grooming tools, you can give the gift of self-care so your loved ones can feel confident during the moments that matter all year round.Procter and Gamble Logo

Braun, a subsidiary of Procter & Gamble founded in Germany in 1921, develops and manufactures a wide variety of small domestic appliances that marry technical innovation, reliable quality, and distinctive design. These range from electric shavers to beauty products. Braun products enjoy worldwide distribution.

Whether you are a thoughtful planner or a last-minute shopper, Braun offers a unique range of products at various price points and customized to accommodate different routines. Combining sophisticated design and innovative technology, Braun creates the perfect gift for the tech lover in your life – or for the loved one who simply wants to look and feel their best every day, thanks in part to their beauty or grooming routine.

FOR HER

Braun beauty and hair removal devices are the perfect gifts for the busy woman who doesn’t have time to shave or wax regularly or the beauty-obsessed woman that loves trying something new in her routine. Help her discover her new beauty secret.

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The world’s first smart epilator, the Braun Silk·épil 9 SensoSmart™ features new SensoSmart™ technology, which helps you to epilate with optimal pressure to remove even more hair in one stroke for up to 4 weeks of smooth skin. (Photo: Business Wire)

The world’s first smart epilator, the Braun Silk·épil 9 SensoSmart™ features new SensoSmart™ technology, which helps you to epilate with optimal pressure to remove even more hair in one stroke for up to 4 weeks of smooth skin. SensoSmart™ technology gently provides guidance via its light-signal so that you do not push too hard – while precisely removing even the shortest hairs that wax can’t catch. Cordless and 100% waterproof, the epilator can be used in the bath or shower for gentle hair removal. The Silk·épil 9 SensoSmart™ set features 7 extras, including a facial cap and additional bikini trimmer. Available at Amazon for $149.99

** Holiday Coupon: Get $20 off Braun Silk·épil 9-890 SRP with clippable coupon automatically applied at check out on Amazon

Braun Silk·épil 5 SensoSmart™

Cordless and waterproof, the Braun Silk·épil 5 SensoSmart™ epilator can be used on dry skin or in the bath or shower for extra comfort and convenience. Perfect for beginners, the innovative SensoSmart™ technology guides your epilation so you use the right amount of pressure, removing even more hairs in one stroke. The starter set comes with 5 extras, including a skin contact cap, a shaver attachment and trimmer attachment for sensitive areas like the bikini line. Available at select online and in-store retailers for $89.99

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Cordless and waterproof, the Braun Silk·épil 5 SensoSmart™ epilator can be used on dry skin or in the bath or shower for extra comfort and convenience. (Photo: Business Wire)

** Holiday Coupon: Get $10 off Braun Silk·épil 5-890 SRP with clippable coupon automatically applied at check out on Amazon

Venus Silk·expert 5 IPL powered by Braun

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Venus Silk·expert 5 IPL gives you the gift of long-lasting smooth skin while saving you trips to the salon. (Photo: Business Wire)

Venus Silk·expert 5 IPL gives you the gift of long-lasting smooth skin while saving you trips to the salon. The SensoAdapt™ technology provides safe, fast and effective IPL treatment for permanent visible hair reduction that you can use from the comfort of your home. SensoAdapt™ technology is FDA-cleared for use on face and body and always ensures the right light intensity for your skin tone, giving you noticeable results in as few as four weekly treatments. Available at select online and in-store retailers $399.99

Venus Silk·expert 3 IPL powered by Braun

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Perfect for first-time users, Venus Silk·expert 3 IPL powered by Braun is a more accessibly priced IPL device providing visibly reduced hair growth after just twelve weekly treatments. (Photo: Business Wire)

Perfect for first-time users, Venus Silk·expert 3 IPL powered by Braun is a more accessibly priced IPL device providing visibly reduced hair growth after just twelve weekly treatments. SensoAdapt™ technology reads your skin tone to adjust to the perfect degree of light intensity, and the gentle mode allows users to use more comfortably on sensitive areas such as the underarms and bikini. Available at select online and in-store retailers for $299.99

** Cyber Monday Deal: Get $50 off Venus Silk·expert 3 IPL BD 3001 SRP on Amazon

FOR HIM

Give him the gift of a clean, smooth and comfortable shave with Braun’s innovative and high-quality premium grooming tools. Whether you’re shopping for the perfect gift for dad, brother or a friend, Braun’s premium products will provide him with an unmatched shaving experience each time he performs his grooming routine.

The Braun Series 9 Shaver

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The Braun Series 9 is the perfect one-stroke grooming tool for the guy who appreciates a top-notch shave. (Photo: Business Wire)

For the man who deserves the very best – gift him the world’s most efficient and exceptionally gentle shaver, the Braun Series 9. With its innovative design and superior comfort level, the Series 9 will make him look and feel in control every day. For the ultimate, bespoke shave, the Series 9’s smart AutoSense technology adapts to beard density and gives power just where he needs it. Featuring shaving elements unique to Braun, including a specialized golden Titanium coated trimmer, the Series 9 is engineered for superior efficiency and gentleness on his skin. Available at Target, Walmart, and Amazon (MSRP: $324.99)

** Cyber Monday Deal: Get 25% off the Braun Series 9 (9291cc) SRP on Amazon

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Britain’s Largest Makeup For Men Brand Arrives In Canada & The United States

Britain’s largest makeup for men brand, MMUK MAN, has officially sailed across the Atlantic ocean, to provide its premium men’s cosmetics range in North America. With the growth in makeup for men in recent years and the increasing demand for their cosmetic and skincare products, MMUK MAN has teamed up with online retail store Moda Men, to build its brand awareness and streamline services for its customers based in Canada and the United States. 12737410-moda-men

This award-winning men’s makeup brand offers everything the modern man desires and more, with over 70 luxurious cosmetic products, designed specifically for men’s skin in their range – currently unrivaled by any other male cosmetic house across the globe. MMUK MAN is a trusted brand, used by more than 100,000 gentlemen all around the world, also boasting incredible feedback of their products, highlighted heavily on their 5-star rated Trustpilot page.

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A selection of products in the MMUK men’s make up range.

When asked about their launch, MMUK MAN CEO Alex Dalley states, “We’re incredibly excited to announce the launch of MMUK MAN in Canada and the United States. We’ve put an awful lot of work behind this launch, as we strive to make the brand the number one and most recognized in the world. More and more North American men are picking up their grooming game and with the natural progression leading us into makeup for men – we couldn’t be more in a better place. We continue to help men put their best face forward and providing an exclusive online store where gentlemen can shop in comfort and confidence is just the first step of a huge journey in the rise of male makeup right to the top. Together, we will continue to bulldozer the boundaries of beauty.

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A selection of products in the MMUK men’s make up range. (Visit http://www.modamen.co for details.)

Visit http://www.modamen.co for details.

Frédéric Fekkai Acquires Frédéric Fekkai Brands

Founder Returns to Iconic Haircare Brand and Establishes Leading Beauty Portfolio Including Luxury Beauty Brand Bastide

Portfolio Creates Significant Opportunities for Collaboration and Growth

Frédéric Fekkai, in partnership with Cornell Capital LLC (“Cornell Capital”), has announced the acquisition of Frédéric Fekkai Brands (“Fekkai Brands” or the “Company”), the beauty and haircare brand that Mr. Fekkai founded under his namesake in 1996, from a group of investors.

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Frédéric Fekkai. Photo Credit: Pamela Berkovic

Founded by Mr. Fekkai more than 20 years ago, Fekkai Brands develops and produces hair and body care products, including shampoos, conditioners, treatments, hair fragrances, and styling products. Additionally, the Company owns and operates a number of premier salons across the U.S. Mr. Fekkai sold Fekkai Brands in 2008.

Selling the Fekkai brands is an ownership group of Dilesh Mehta, Tony Bajaj, Joel Ronkin and Amy Sachs, which purchased the business in 2015. Joel Ronkin, exiting CEO of Fekkai Brands added: “Frédéric is an accomplished entrepreneur with a proven track record of building highly desirable brands. We are confident that his return to the Company will be instrumental in fueling its growth and driving innovation.”

Blue Mistral LLC, a holding company founded by Mr. Fekkai and Cornell Capital, will own and operate Fekkai Brands together with Bastide, the fast-growing Provence-based provider of luxury fragrances and hand and body care products that Mr. Fekkai has led since 2017. As Chief Executive Officer of Blue Mistral, Mr. Fekkai will further accelerate the growth of the Fekkai Brands and salons by placing a heightened emphasis on education, innovation, and the customer’s overall experience while leveraging opportunities for collaboration with Bastide.

I am thrilled to rejoin Fekkai Brands and eager to reconnect with the salons, teams, and consumers,” said Mr. Fekkai. “This acquisition will provide me the opportunity to reinfuse my passion for innovation into the brand while reigniting its growth and guiding Fekkai Brands through its next chapter in a modern and exciting way.”

The opportunity to partner with Frédéric, a proven entrepreneur in the beauty sector, as he returns to the helm of his iconic brand is truly compelling,” said Henry Cornell, Senior Partner of Cornell Capital. “Leveraging Cornell Capital’s cross-border network and operational expertise, and Frédéric’s deep relationships and reputation within the industry, Fekkai Brands is well-positioned to succeed in the growing global cosmetics and personal care industry.

‘Let’s Go Gifting’: Nordstrom Launches its 2018 Holiday Campaign Celebrating the Joy of Gifting

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This holiday season, Nordstrom wants to make shopping fun with Gifts That Do Good, Gifts That Inspire, and innovative services that help make the holidays completely stress-free in-store and online. The marketing campaign was produced by Nordstrom and directed and photographed by Theo Wenner, who has worked on original campaigns for Chanel, Chloe, and Topshop/Topman, as well as editorials for Vogue and Rolling Stone. The cast includes Guinevere Van Seenus, who began her modeling career walking a Nordstrom fashion show as a teenager, as well as longtime Nordstrom customer and model Jan De Villeneuve, who has been gracing runways for over 50 years.

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The campaign includes a colorful, cheerful video that will run on Nordstrom.com and on the retailer’s social and digital platforms, print and out of home. A national TV commercial will launch on November 5.

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Campaign visuals from the 2018 Nordstrom ‘Let’s Go Gifting!” Holiday campaign to run in O: The Oprah Winfrey magazine  (Courtesy: Nordstrom PR)

GIFTS THAT DO GOOD

Giving back feels good any time of year, but particularly during the holidays. From gift cards that give back, to gifts that do good, Nordstrom is making it easier than ever for customers to find the perfect gift.

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Campaign visuals from the 2018 Nordstrom ‘Let’s Go Gifting!” Holiday campaign to run in InStyle magazine (Courtesy: Nordstrom PR)

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Campaign visuals from the 2018 Nordstrom ‘Let’s Go Gifting!” Holiday campaign to run in US Harpers Bazaar magazine (Courtesy: Nordstrom PR)

  • Gift Card Give Back Nordstrom donates 1% of all gift card sales to nonprofits across the U.S. and Canada. This year alone, the company has donated over $7.5 million to more than 600 organizations.

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  • Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals™ In partnership with its customers, Nordstrom is supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals™ (CMNH) to make a difference in the lives of children. Now through December 24, Nordstrom invites customers to support CMNH through the purchase of $10 giving cards at any Nordstrom full-line store in the U.S. and Canada. All donations will stay local to the community in which they were given, including 55 network hospitals in regions with Nordstrom stores. The donations will fund critical treatments, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care for children and their families across the U.S. and Canada.

  • Nordstrom Signature Nordstrom is introducing a new cashmere collection featuring beautiful designs for women, men, and children. Select products within the collection are produced in factories where Nordstrom has partnered with BSR’s HERproject to implement workplace training programs on topics like health, finance, and gender equality. Since 2007, Nordstrom has partnered with BSR to launch worker empowerment programs in 27 factories around the world, reaching more than 18,000 workers.

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    Campaign visuals from the 2018 Nordstrom ‘Let’s Go Gifting!” Holiday campaign to run in US Elle magazine (Courtesy: Nordstrom PR)

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    Campaign visuals from the 2018 Nordstrom ‘Let’s Go Gifting!” Holiday campaign to run in US Marie Claire magazine (Courtesy: Nordstrom PR)

  • Treasure & Bond Nordstrom donates 2.5% of net sales from this exclusive, private-label brand to programs that empower young people to make a difference in their community. To date, the company has donated $2.5 million. This year, Treasure & Bond is supporting WE Charity, which provides educators and students with curriculum and educational resources that help them gain an understanding of the root causes of pressing social issues and provides the tools necessary to take action and make an impact. Treasure & Bond features laid-back wardrobe staples with an Americana aesthetic for women, men, children, as well as home, a new category that launched this year.

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GIFTS THAT INSPIRE

Nordstrom aims to be THE destination for unique holiday gifts at a range of price points, from a chic Topshop faux fur shoulder bag for $48 to showstopping Gucci boots for $1,790, including emerging brands and exclusive items.

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November 27 – Treasure & Bond Patterned Pullover

  • Daily Drops Beginning November 27 through December 18, Nordstrom will release exclusive, limited products each day called ‘Daily Drops,’ to create a sense of discovery in-store and online throughout the shopping season. Products will be added to Nordstrom.com/holidaygifts at 6:00am PST, as well as on the @Nordstrom Instagram. ‘Daily Drops’ will feature exciting, new-to-market items and styles from brands like Something Navy, Christian Louboutin, Charlotte Tilbury, Rothy’s, Treasure & Bond, Le Labo, Sant & Abel, Hugo Boss x Jeremyville, and Rag & Bone x Mickey.

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  • Gift Guides Based on top-demanded categories and search terms by Nordstrom customers, the company is introducing a persona-based gift guide featuring curated and unique ideas for 11 customer personalities. Examples include The Tech Collector, The Luxe Lover, The Traveler, The Witty One, and the Do-Gooder, among others, and can be found on Nordstrom.com/holidaygifts.

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Lands’ End Makes It an Easier and Merrier 2018 Holiday Season Filled with Great Gifts, Traditions, and Warmth

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There are gifts, and then there are gifts from Lands’ End. Each item is thoughtfully designed, meticulously crafted and made-to-order with ease so that the gift giver and recipient alike can experience the delight of quality, the heart of five-star customer service and the integrity of a company that cares. Lands’ End today unveils its 2018 Holiday and Christmas Collection filled with something special for everyone on the list. The complete collection can be found in the Holiday Shop at landsend.com.

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With its new Scientific Warmth Ratings Guide Families on Outerwear Choices, Lands’ End Offers a Coat for Every Level of Warmth this holiday season

There’s a quality at Lands’ End that permeates everything we do. From our designers to the pickers and packers in the warehouse, we carry with us the heart of first-rate customer service. We strive to make the holiday season easier for busy families with quality gifts that they’ll be proud to present,” said Gill Hong, EVP, chief merchant and head of international at Lands’ End.

Lands’ End offers timeless, classic style and is a part of many family traditions with gifts such as fine cashmere sweaters and our handstitched, personalized Needlepoint Stockings. But we’re also modern, with gift ideas that are social media friendly, easy to shop and heartwarming during this busy season, making Lands’ End the smart stop for all our customers’ holiday shopping.”

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Lands’ End Makes It an Easier and Merrier 2018 Holiday Season Filled with Great Gifts, Traditions, and Warmth

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‘Tis the season for sharing memorable moments on social media. Soon, pages and profiles will be lit up with holiday scenes including favorite gift ideas. Lands’ End offers gifts ideas for social media mavens that will look great when scrolling on smartphones and tablets.Hol_hires_1

For a primo family photo “op,” family Christmas pajamas in the same Rich Red Multi Plaid will look fantastic for the Christmas day around-the-tree shots. Kids’ graphic tees in holiday themes including snowflakes, a Christmas tree and snow plows bring personality to holiday baking pics. For outdoor snow play shots, consider colorful down coats and jackets with faux fur trim around the hood along with vivid, cold-weather accessories including the Fair Isle Stripe Scarf, Beanie Hat and Convertible Mittens. Buffalo Check in red and navy can be seen throughout the Lands’ End gift collections in sweaters, wraps, slippers, accessories and more. This pattern stands out in just about any photo and brings the holiday spirit. Felt Animal Slippers for women with delightful creatures such as a sheep, polar bears, and even a cow will pop on the page when shown photographed alongside the Kids Critter Slippers with a snowman, a penguin and more.

Even the family dog has a place at Lands’ End. Look for a complete collection of dog vests, dog beds, collars, leashes and even dog treats and a new Pup Tent at Lands’ End. Since pets are special, plus make the most adorable photos, customers are encouraged to tag their dog sporting the latest looks from Lands’ End with #LandsEndPets. Continue reading

Cochine Launches in Bergdorf Goodman

Luxury Fragrance Brand Enters Premier Retailer in NYC This Month

Created in 2009 by fragrance and skincare expert Kate Crofton-Atkins to capture the distinctive charm and romance of Saigon, Cochine is pleased to announce its rollout this month to premier luxury retailer Bergdorf Goodman in New York City.Cochine logo

Since my first trip to New York, I have always loved visiting Bergdorf Goodman, and now to have Cochine in this iconic store is a dream come true,” says British founder of Cochine, Kate Crofton-Atkins. “I am truly delighted to introduce Cochine’s unique collection of home fragrances and bath and body products to Bergdorf Goodman’s clientele, who appreciate the exceptional service that Bergdorf’s provides and the art of perfumery for the home.

Cochine’s entry into the fabled Fifth Avenue shopping destination begins in mid-October with a strong assortment of Scented Candles and Reed Diffusers in four of the brand’s exquisite signature fragrances, Agarwood & Amber, Vanille & Tabac Noir, White Jasmine & Gardenia and Tuberose & Wild Fig, as well as stunning 4-Wick Candles in Vanille & Tabac Noir and White Jasmine & Gardenia. All Cochine products are made in Vietnam and France using the highest quality essential oils and ingredients, ethically and sustainably sourced.

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Cochine White Jasmine & Gardenia Range

Luxury Votive Candles, ideal for travel, are available in Vanille & Tabac Noir, White Jasmine & Gardenia and Tuberose & Wild Fig. Cochine’s offerings also extend into the Bath & Body category, with their elegant Hand & Body Wash and Hand & Body Lotion in White Jasmine & Gardenia and Tuberose & Wild Fig. Cochine devotees will also discover the brand’s beautiful NEW fragrance, Cedar & Vietnamese Oud, available in an exclusive limited edition slate grey candle glass decorated with an intricate silver lattice design. A perfect scent for holiday gifting and sumptuous winter evenings, Cedar & Vietnamese Oud is inspired by the incense-filled temples found hidden deep in the forests of Central Vietnam. Rich, velvety tones of Cedar and Sandalwood are blended with the precious resins of Amber and Oud. Top notes of Lotus Flower combine with leathery, smoky base notes to create this deeply luxurious fragrance.

Cochine’s plans to support sales include advertising in Bergdorf Goodman’s Holiday Catalogue, hosting in-store staff trainings, coordinating with Bergdorf Goodman on marketing initiatives and providing dedicated in-store sales support during the holiday season. With distribution throughout Europe and Asia, Cochine’s expanding distribution in the USA since launching here in 2017 also includes key retailers Kuhl-Linscomb in Houston, TX; Candle Delirium and Malibu Colony in Los Angeles; Anthem in San Francisco; and Shoppe Birmingham in Birmingham, AL.

For stores worldwide see www.cochine.com/pages/store-mapper for a full list of retailers.

SHISEIDO Relaunches New Makeup Collection Centered Around Four Innovative Textures

BEAUTY REIMAGINED. BEAUTY MADE WITH SOUL.

The relaunch of SHISEIDO Makeup is the latest exciting and innovative chapter in the brand’s extensive history. A pioneer in the beauty industry since 1872, SHISEIDO is disrupting the beauty space yet again by ‘Gifting Japan to the World‘ with a cosmetics collection that is modern, minimalistic, visionary, expressive and creative.

“The focal point of the range isn’t simply the extraordinary colors or its incredible performance, but the unique, sensorial textures,” says Jill Scalamandre, President, bareMinerals, BUXOM and Global Development Shiseido Makeup.

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SHISEIDO MAKEUP – VisionAiry Gel Lipstick (Ginza Red)

Also, by choosing to develop the range in New York City, SHISEIDO has taken a unique global approach to the makeup relaunch of this iconic brand. Working in tandem with the company’s headquarters in Tokyo as well as tapping into SHISEIDO’s vast team around the world, this collection is the result of an ongoing international collaboration that defies languages, time zones, and borders.

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SHISEIDO MAKEUP – WhippedPowder Blush (Sonoya)

The brand’s new mantra—”Beauty Reimagined. Beauty Made With Soul.“—is reflected in the entire collection. The result is a weightless range of 21 products and 125 shades that are classified into four sensorial textures comprising of Inks, Gels, Powders and Dews.

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SHISEIDO MAKEUP – Aura Dew (Lunar, Solar, Cosmic)

 

Inks redefine the collection with products that provide graphic precision and extreme intensity, while Gels rediscover products that juxtapose a durable, high-impact finish with a featherweight feel. Powders reinvent traditional pigments of the past via breathable, buildable, and bendable formulas, while Dews, a new category, recreates light to transform the surface of the skin. The collection also includes five handcrafted brushes reminiscent of ancient Japanese calligraphy. Continue reading