ROBIN’S PICKS & GIVEAWAYS – Pamper Yourself This Holiday

This new fragrance, CLOSER by Halle Berry, borrows from the masculine and is perfected for women.  It marries the opposing fragrance facets, enveloping the masculine fougere accord with a luscious feminine blend of violet flowers and mimosa, one of Halle’s favorite flowers, and a presence in all of her perfumes.  It is a strong, sexy confident lasting scent.  I’m a huge fragrance fan, and I’m enjoying this one!

GIVEAWAY: To win a free bottle, drop a note to, and indicate why you’d like to try the fragrance.  Be sure to include your full name and mailing address.


Body Innovations®, a new line of home massage products, is a brand of Helen of Troy Limited, a designer, developer and worldwide marketer of brand name personal care and household consumer products.   The Body Innovations line features several personal massagers. I had the pleasure of sampling the BIMA7506 Rechargeable Personal Massager.  It has a quiet and powerful massage motor with two speed intensities.  The small size allows it to easily slip into a purse and includes a storage pouch.  It is sold at Walgreens and  I’m a huge fan of massage, and I appreciate the feel and convenience and affordability of this model.

GIVEAWAY: To win a free massager drop a note to, and indicate why you’d like to try it out.  Be sure to include your full name and mailing address.


KORRES Basil Lemon Body Butter
This rich, luxurious body butter, made in Greece, is a pampering  treat for tired, dry skin. It helps soften, moisturize and rejuvenate the look and feel of your skin while indulging your senses with the zesty fresh scent of juicy lemons and a hint of basil. It contains shea butter, quince extract and a proprietary blend of sunflower, almond and avocado oils.  Great for dry elbows, heels and knees.  This moisturizer is a treat!





This limited-edition collection features:

Full size Magic Light Contouring Trio in Santorini

Full size Cherry Lip Gloss in Pale Pink

Deluxe size Quercetin & Oak Antiageing Primer

Deluxe size Volcanic Minerals Volumizing Mascara

 Beautifully packaged and presented, it makes for an elegant gift, whether for yourself or a makeup lover in your life.  Follow Korres on Facebook.



Bed of Nails got its start in Sweden, and now they are making strides in the. U.S……from athletes from the NHL RedWings to Hollywood A-listers like Kate Beckensale and Jennifer Lopez.  Available in both pillow and mat form, they feature non-toxic plastic spikes. Similar to acupuncture, the pressure of the rounded spikes against the skin may help the body release endorphins, the body’s very own “happiness drug” which provides a sense of joy, energy and pain relief, and oxytocin, which makes you calm and relaxed. Everybody reacts differently to Bed of Nails, and the effects can even vary from time to time; You may feel tired, hungry, happy, alert.   It makes for a unique experience!







Quest Nutrition, a Southern California-based functional foods company, is premiering Quest Cravings, its new line of high-protein chocolate candy, including Peanut Butter Cups and Chocolate Crunch Bars.  They provide 20+ grams of protein per serving, with only 1-3 grams of active carbs and no sugar.  

Entering the nutrition market just two years ago, Quest Nutrition originally launched Quest Protein Bars, its popular line of high-protein, high-fiber, low-carb bars.  People can now enjoy a high-protein confectionery line that is comprised of non-Dutch processed 100% chocolate, rich in amino acids, containing no soy, no trans fats and absolutely zero sugar added. 

I had the opportunity to sample the Peanut Butter Cups, and my son and I enjoyed.

Their products are available online and in stores across the U.S., including GNC and The Vitamin Shoppe.  View Quest Nutrition’s entire product line at Like Quest on


Note: Thanks to the featured companies for providing product samples.