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Santa Letters Expose Santa Has Real Mouse Helpers!

In a recent interview about the handling of Santa letters, Santa himself revealed a long kept secret. Mice help organize and maintain the many letters received at the North Pole. This news is shocking because it is the elves that have long been given credit for helping Santa with every detail of the Christmas preparation.

Santa Claus disclosed in an interview with the North Pole Gazette that Christmas letters begin pouring into his mailbox as early as September every year. Santa said that he realized he could not keep track of the gazillions of letters by himself, and he stressed that he did not want to overlook even one of those carefully crafted notes. Santa said that his elves are too busy making toys to assist with such a task so he had to be innovative in finding helpers.

As he looked around the North Pole he thought about the many animals that live there. It’s true that birds and fish often help with the delivery of the santa letters but they live outdoors, Santa needed help after the letters arrived, after they are in his house. Suddenly, like a bolt of lightning Santa thought about the thousands of mice that live with him and Mrs. Claus. The fact is that the mice like to stay indoors, where it is warm and cozy. And they are always asking what they can do to help out, but in the past it seemed their size kept them from being very helpful at all. However, even a little mouse can help organize mail.

Santa immediately set out to teach his mice how to organize the mail in a way that would expedite the entire system. Santa and Mrs. Claus labeled baskets for each of the various countries and for each type of animal. All the mice had to do was place each letter in the appropriate basket. This meant that a santa letter from a dog would go into the dog basket and a letter from a rabbit into the rabbit basket, and so on.

Hailei Corin, is Santa’s little public relations guru and she states “Santa can now insure that everyone that sends a letter to him will receive personalized letters from santa. It seems this has eased Santa’s mind immensely as he shared one of his greatest worries in the past was that he would somehow miss a few letters, and children somewhere waiting for letters from santa would be disappointed”.

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Clinique Launches New, Limited Edition Bamboo Pink Make Up Collection

The Bamboo Pink Collection f r o m Clinique is inspired by the wearable and subtly seductive hue Bamboo Pink, one of Clinique’s best-selling lipstick shades. Featuring a range of classic, best-selling products together with several new, limited edition make up treats, The Bamboo Pink Collection is the must-have make up kit to get a glow this summer.

Exclusive f r o m Clinique at Debenhams and online at clinique.co.uk, The Bamboo Pink Collection is being launched for summer 2009 and contains ten summer make up essentials. This includes; Lipstick, an Allover Colour Face Powder Compact, Long-Last Glosswear SPF 15 Lip Gloss, a Cabana Blush Quad, a Bamboo Pink Blush Brush, a Colour Surge Eye Shadow Quad, a Cream Shaper Eye Liner, a Quickliner Lip Liner and a Naturally Glossy Mascara in Black.

The new look features a natural pink lip available in a choice of two best-selling lipstick formulas; Long Last or Butter Shine, complimented by Long Last Glosswear SPF15 and Quickliner for Lips to help lipstick stay put. The subtle lip is accentuated by beautiful warm browns and muted pinks on the eye with the Colour Surge Eye Shadow Quad and Cream Shaper for Eyes. An allover, soft luminous glow for the face is created using the Fresh Bloom Allover Colour Powder Compact and a new, limited edition Cabana Blush Quad. To finish the look, Naturally Glossy Mascara in Black lengthens, glosses and enhances lashes ensuring they stay silky and flake-free.

Adding further dimension to this collection is the beautifully crafted ‘bamboo’ packaging featured on select items within the collection.

Allergy Tested. 100% Fragrance Free. Ophthalmologist Tested. Non-Comodegenic.

Exclusively available to Clinique counters in Debenhams and Online at clinique.co.uk only.

About Clinique
Introduced in 1968, Clinique was the first ever dermatologist-created, prestige cosmetic brand. Today, Clinique’s mission remains what it was f r o m the beginning: to provide the highest quality and most effective collection of products to enhance every skin type and tone. The brand’s customised approach and quality products – all meticulously tested and carefully formulated with the latest science – have made Clinique one of the leading skin care authorities in the world. All make up and skin care products are allergy-tested and 100% fragrance free. Clinique offers products for men and women of all ages and ethnicities. Clinique is sold in more than 130 countries and territories, and over 16,000 sales locations.

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Gandhi Hurwitz Plans New National Bridal Directory

Baltimore videographer Gandhi Hurwitz noticed that most of his calls for shooting wedding videos were coming in between 11a.m. and 2p.m. each day. An astute observer of industry trends, Hurwitz tracked this one to its source. It turns out more and more brides are planning their weddings online at work, a trend that coincides with the advent of high-speed Internet. Hurwitz, who has been shooting wedding videos since 1989, has parlayed his keen eye and thorough knowledge of the business into a cutting edge, deeply interactive online community for both brides and wedding professionals.


A tech-savvy, nimble newcomer to the online bridal industry, Hurwitz offers state-of-the-art streaming video uploads to users of his new website, TheBridalGuides. This and other unique, user-friendly services created by Hurwitz’s webmaster, Larry “Fresh” Scott, are reinventing the business model for bridal Bigfoots such as The Knot and Wedding Channel. A bride-to-be can browse thousands of local and national vendors and print online coupons from Hurwitz’s site, all without logging in. With a few clicks, she can register on the site for free and build her own personalized wedding website which her guests can interactively visit. The Bridalguides.com. 

Using the site’s unique BridalTV streaming video, the bride and her fiancé can upload personalized video invitations to their guests. Later, guests can watch the wedding videos online — including video clips uploaded from their own Bluetooth cell phones. (Click on “BridalTV” on Hurwitz’s homepage, TheBridalGuides.com , and watch Will Smith singing at a private wedding shot by Hurwitz’s associate, Visions Unlimited of Baltimore.)

Other click-to-use features include an interactive photo gallery, online RSVP and guest book (guests can leave messages here), gift registry, maps, hotels and city details. The bride can use the site’s ePlanner tools, read articles, and chat in bridal forums. Best of all — the bride and her guests pay nothing for these services.

Where brides go, vendors follow. Having himself been frustrated by the limited interactivity of other bridal websites — having to call an 800 number and play endless phone tag to changes ad postings, for example — Hurwitz says he has tried to create a site he as a wedding professional would want to use. By pricing his vendor services at less than half the cost of higher profile bridal sites, he has made his site “a lot more user-friendly for a lot less money”.

Each vendor has complete, click-to-use control over its personal interactive ad space, including streaming video uploads, photo gallery, unlimited article publishing, coupon generation, and customized search engine placement. All changes can be made online. Vendors can visit the bridal forums as well as vendors’only forums for tech chat.

tBigfoots, look out. Lunch hours aren’t what they used to be for brides-to-be, and the smart money is on TheBridalGuides.com To arrange an interview with Gandhi Hurwitz for more information on this subject contact sale@thebridalguides.com

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Thomas Sanderson To Exhibit Across The UK

Thomas Sanderson, Europe’s largest manufacturer and supplier of conservatory and window blinds, has revealed the full scope of the home improvement shows it plans to attend throughout 2009.

Thomas Sanderson will be exhibiting all over the country this year at a wide variety of different shows including The Ideal Home Show and Grand Designs in London, RHS Chelsea, Hampton Court and Tatton Park and local events such as The Royal Bath and West show.

At this year’s exhibitions, Thomas Sanderson will be showcasing its entire collection of conservatory blinds, window blinds and shutters, with the latest range of made to measure conservatory blinds including Pleated, Pinoleum and Metal Venetian. A full selection of shutters and window blinds will also be on display, including Roman Pinoleum, Pleated, Duette, Silhouette, Wooden Venetian and Metal Venetian products. The company will also have some exclusive show offers which are not normally available, including a complementary £250 Gift Voucher and free prize draw.

Thomas Sanderson’s exhibition team will be on hand to offer advice and information on all its products and will be able to arrange a free home consultation with a Thomas Sanderson designer local to the customer.

Ian Bayne, Exhibition Manager at Thomas Sanderson, said: “Exhibitions are a great way of getting out there and presenting all the latest trends and styles in window coverings for the home and conservatory, and it’s the ideal opportunity for customers to come and talk to us about their specific needs.”

This year, Thomas Sanderson will be exhibiting at no less than 25 shows throughout the UK and Ireland.

About Thomas Sanderson:
Since 1991, Thomas Sanderson has grown f r o m a family run business to an international company offering products and services throughout the UK and Ireland. The company is Europe’s largest manufacturer and supplier of conservatory blinds in addition to supplying window blinds and window shutters.

Thomas Sanderson has remained true to its roots, offering a local service and continuing to make its relationship with each and every customer its main priority. The company takes pride in ensuring the standards of service on offer match the high standards of its products.

Established as the market leader for over 17 years, Thomas Sanderson now offers businesses the opportunity to be associated with a national company, backed by local service. Thomas Sanderson has developed ‘refer and reward’ partnerships with over 1300 home improvement specialists, allowing them to offer their customers a complete range of products that add the finishing touches to any home improvement project, and with minimum fuss.

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Clinique, a leader in skin care and make-up innovation has launched High Impact Curling Mascara where 24 Hour Curl Meets 24 Hour Wear

Clinique, leader in skin care and make-up innovation, has announced the launch of their latest advance in long wearing mascara.

High Impact Curling Mascara is designed to provide dramatic volume plus extreme long-wearing non-smudging curl for 24 hours. Ideal for the woman who wants it all – big, bold lashes, long-wearing formula and astonishing curl that stays all day.

The new formulation introduces thermal technology to curling mascara. This long-wearing, innovative formula lasts 24 hours without running or smudging, but can be removed easily with warm water. A blend of lightweight Polymers and Silica provide a smooth, thin film that when dry, holds the curl in place without weighing down the lashes. And, with less wax in the formula, colour stays truer. Perfect for all lash types, New High Impact Curling Mascara won’t flake, clump or smudge. And, like all Clinique mascaras, it is not only Ophthalmologist Tested but it is also appropriate for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

Clinique’s new brush applicator is specifically designed for this formula, featuring a curved brush to elongate and curl lashes for a more lifted appearance. Clinique’s exclusive brush distributes and coats lashes evenly, making them appear to stretch instantly with every stroke while the brush’s curve sets the curl in place. It is the perfect make up essential to make an eye-opening statement

The new High Impact Curling Mascara is part of Clinique’s New First Blush, Spring 2009 makeup collection, a simple, soft and completely feminine trend for Spring. Cheeks are the focus, showcasing a natural, youthful glow with New Quick Blush. Eyes are simple with a monochromatic wash of colour with Limited Edition Fresh Bloom Eye Shadow whilst lips are romantic and glossy with Long Last Gloss Wear SPF15. This wearable collection can be custom-fit to create a variety of looks for any occasion and is perfect for every skin tone.

The new High Impact Curling Mascara will be available in Black and Black/Brown at Clinique counters nationwide from February.

About Clinique 
Introduced in 1968, Clinique was the first ever dermatologist-created, prestige cosmetic brand. Today, Clinique’s mission remains what it was from the beginning: to provide the highest quality and most effective collection of products to enhance every skin type and tone. The brand’s customised approach and quality products – all meticulously tested and carefully formulated with the latest science – have made Clinique one of the leading skin care authorities in the world. All makeup and Skin care products are allergy-tested and 100% fragrance free. Clinique offers products for men and women of all ages and ethnicities. Clinique is sold in more than 130 countries and territories, and over 16,000 sales locations.

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BedroomPleasures has announced that the Hitachi Magic Wand is now available in the UK, after previously only being available in the US

BedroomPleasures, one of the largest online sex and lingerie companies in the UK, has revealed that the Hitachi Magic Wand is now available in the UK, after previously only being available in the US.

The Hitachi Magic Wand has been available in the US for 25 years but following an increase in demand for the product in the UK and numerous requests from customers who had seen the product while in the US, BedroomPleasures decided to import it, with an increase of 20% in sales of the item this month.

Although the Magic Wand is marketed as a gentle massager, BedroomPleasures received reports from customers using the device for the first time as a vibrator and achieving their most intense orgasms ever.

The Hitachi Magic Wand is an electric massager intended for massaging muscles as well as erogenous zones. It was first used in the 1970’s as a medical device but is now one of the more widely known sex toys. The device features a soft, round flexible head measuring 2.5 inches in diameter with a nine inch handle. The Wand provides two levels of vibration speeds; 5000 and 6000rpm, that are controlled by a hand switcher located on the handle. Unlike many vibrators, the Magic Wand is plugged into a wall socket rather than using battery power.

Like other personal massagers, the Wand can be used as a muscle massager for soothing and relaxing sore muscles and nerves, with the intensive vibrating movements of the device against the muscles providing the increased blood supply to the areas that helps regenerate the tissues and release the painful sensations.

These properties have also helped the product become well known as a sex toy. It can be applied to the genital area or the anus for erotic simulation and can be used by men, women and couples. Some physicians have recommended the Magic Wand to women to increase genital sensitivity and enhance arousal.

The massager’s effectiveness as a sex toy for women has been widely publicised by a variety of sex writers, as well as appearing on nationally syndicated TV shows in the US, magazines and radio programs.

About BedroomPleasures.co.uk:
Formed in 2003, with the aim of selling high class sex aids of any nature on the internet, BedroomPleasures is now one of the largest online lingerie and sex toy companies in the UK, stocking over 3,000 products. BedroomPleasures serves hundreds of happy customers every day and provides same-day dispatches to the UK, Europe and beyond.

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The Internet’s most popular wedding favor store offers the largest selection of favors and gifts at enviably affordable prices

AmericanBridal.com, the Internet’s most expansive collection of unique and affordable wedding favors, today announced a new era in economical wedding planning with the largest collection of affordable wedding favors — f r o m edible, customized and keepsake to theme and do-it-yourself wedding party favors, customers can shop by color, season or price.

“As seen in the film ‘Bride Wars’, wedding planning can be draining for the couple and their wallets, but thanks to our selection of just about any type of party favor imaginable, this portion of the planning is easier than ever,” said Shirley Tan, founder, AmericanBridal.com. “In 2009, we usher in a whole new era in wedding favors, where the customer will find exactly what they want, without spending a lot of money or looking like they purchased cheap wedding favors.”

During a challenging economy, it’s possible to find savings on wedding expenses by shopping around for wedding favors, and even lower honeymoon and travel fares. With less corporate dollars being spent on events, venues such as hotels and restaurants may be more likely to negotiate, especially for off-peak days and times.

Founder Tan offers additional suggestions on money saving ideas in her wedding book “The Bridal Handbook by American Bridal.” The book will be available for sale at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and AmericanBridal.com later this year. For a limited time, customers can receive an additional 50 percent off on select clearance items by entering the coupon code “clearance50” at checkout.

AmericanBridal.com is a popular destination for wedding favors, bridal shower favors and discount wedding favors, now serving and shipping to U.S. and international customers.

AmericanBridal.com offers the most extensive collection of wedding favors and accessories such as party favors, wedding invitations, personalized gifts, wedding ideas, wedding flowers, cake toppers, thank you cards, wedding guest favors, shower favors, wedding jewelry, wedding decorations, wedding centerpieces, bridal shower games, wedding programs, bridal jewelry, bridal shower invitations, place cards, usher gifts, wedding albums, wedding announcements, favor boxes, unity candle, wedding anniversary gift, wedding checklist, wedding bells, wedding napkins, wedding veils and much more.

About AmericanBridal.com

AmericanBridal.com is the online source for unique and affordable wedding favors and accessories. For every theme or season, AmericanBridal.com has the most extensive selection of products that are guaranteed to make any wedding an unforgettable event for the bride and groom and their guests. F r o m fun and unusual to traditional and elegant, Americanbridal.com specializes in personalized wedding favors, attendant gifts, wedding ceremony accessories, unique bridesmaids gifts and groomsmen gifts, bridal accessories and jewelry, and themed wedding favors. AmericanBridal.com offers the selection of a showroom with the convenience of online shopping and superior customer service at prices that can’t be beat. For more information, please visit us at www.AmericanBridal.com.


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Balsam Hill Introduces New Slim Artificial Christmas Tree

Thomas Harman, CEO of Balsam Hill Artificial Christmas Trees, proved last year that True Needle™ technology is the best way to create realistic artificial Christmas trees. The realistic look of the Balsam Hill trees earned kudos from the Wall Street Journal, NBC’s Today Show and Good Housekeeping.

This year, Balsam Hill looks to keep the buzz going by introducing the Fifth Avenue Flatback Christmas tree, the first True Needle™ tree with a space-saving, slim design. Priced at $399, Christmas tree stands seven feet tall with 400 lights and 1536 premium branch tips. More importantly, its half-back tree shape allows it to rest right up against any wall, saving floor space in narrow areas or tight spaces.

“It’s perfect for our customers who live in apartments in big cities or have smaller living rooms,” states Harman. “Our slender trees give you the option of taking up less floor space, while still having plenty of sturdy, lifelike branches to hang your ornaments.”

While it’s too early to tell if the new half Christmas tree will be a hit, it’s likely that demand will continue to grow. Artificial Christmas tree sales showed a 10% growth year over year in the past five years, according to the National Christmas Tree Association, with U.S. consumers purchasing 9.2 million artificial Christmas trees in that time. With the reusable nature of artificial trees, the market is likely to see even more people turning to them to celebrate the holidays as environmental concerns grow.

For more information about Balsam Hill’s slim Christmas tree please visit www.balsamhill.com

About Balsam Hill:
Credit: Jennifer Faulkner Balsam Hill’s mission is to create the most realistic artificial Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and Christmas garlands ever produced. With over 20 different styles of pre-lit Christmas trees, pre-lit Christmas wreaths, and pre-lit Christmas garlands, Balsam Hill strives to offer a high quality product to satisfy any holiday style. To learn more about all our trees including our new
slim Christmas trees, visit www.balsamhill.com.

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The Harley Medical Group Announce Surgeons Having To Turn Patients Away As Botox-Devotees Binge

The Harley Medical Group, the UK’s largest cosmetic surgery provider, has announced that its surgeons are having to strongly recommend that patients opt for smaller doses of Botox and are even having to turn patients away who demand treatment they don’t need.

The move mirrors recent reports from the States which suggest that women are binging on Botox to the point where their faces look frozen. Suffering from so-called “Wrinklerexia”, some Botox-devotees become so obsessed with their crease-free image they begin to see lines where there are none and binge on Botox to get a freeze-frame face.

Liz Dale, Director of The Harley Medical Group, said: “Used properly, Botox is a fantstic cosmetic surgery treatment giving smoother, tighter and more youthful looking skin. But like with any procedure, it’s highly unadvisable to have more done than is necessary. At The Harley Medical Group all Botox treatments are administered by specially trained doctors who will look out for signs of a Botox ‘habit’ and will advise patients according to their individual needs.”

The Harley Medical Group has noticed a surge in bookings for Botox treatments but men and women in the UK are predominantly opting for ‘Baby Botox’, a lighter variation of the the treatment. Baby Botox only uses extremely low doses of the toxin, resulting in a very subtle and more natural effect.

Dr Nick Milojevic, Botox Doctor at The Harley Medical Group commented: “When used correctly, it’s extremely difficult to see if someone has had a Botox treatment. Botox has a fantastic preventative benefit, helping to prevent more wrinkles from forming whilst stopping lines and creases already present from deepening.”

The Harley Medical Group is the UK’s largest cosmetic surgery provider, performing more procedures and with more clinics than any other cosmetic surgery provider. It has been established for over 25 years and is one of the most highly-regarded Cosmetic Surgery Groups operating in the UK, with over 400,000 procedures conducted to date. All of The Harley Medical Group’s clinics are registered with the Healthcare Commission. There are now 23 clinics in the UK and Ireland.

The Harley Medical Group is renowned for introducing and pioneering most new surgical and non surgical techniques to the UK and Irish markets, such as Aesthera PPx, Laser Hair Removal, Cool Touch Laser, Silk Touch Laser, Collagen for lines and wrinkles, Laser for snoring, Tumescent Liposuction, LPG cellulite treatment, etc. All new treatments and techniques are first thoroughly researched and tested before they are submitted for approval by the Group’s Medical Advisory Committee.

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