Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and your family a happy and blessed Thanksgiving Holiday!

Thank you for your continued support throughout the years! We look forward to a continuing relationship with you!

From our family to yours... HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sexy Is Back!

Ok, boys, hold on to your hats! It's that exciting time when the sexiest fashion show alive comes to network television... The Victoria's Secret 2008 Fashion Show! The show took place in sunny Miami, Florida, at The Fountainebleau Miami Beach! How perfect! It's the city for the sexy!

I remember back in the day when bra and panty commercials were band from network television here in the United States. Times have definitely changed. Not only will you see bras and panties all over your television screen during commercial breaks, but you'll get to watch a full hour of GORGEOUS women prance around in the sexiest lingerie with their flirtatious winks and blown kisses, up close and personal on your HDTV for super clarity!

Here's a sneak peek at what's in store for the sexy runway extravaganza!

VS Model Marisa Miller
VS model Karolina KurkovaVS Model Heidi Klum
Special guests to perform are Usher and Mariah Carey!

Catch the 2008 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show to air on Wednesday, December 3rd at 10pm EST.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Tickle Me Pink

Lately, I've been OBSESSED with the color Fuchsia for my home. Fuchsia is the new Brown (as far as I'm concerned). I just love Pink, Pink and more Pink… Hot Pink, that is! Aren't we just tired of browns, creams and greens? It's so safe! I should know because that's all that surrounds me in my NY apartment!

Here are some bold and beautiful ideas to brighten up your room with a bold statement, without getting too Barbie dream house.

And, but of course, you MUST include a Pink Diamond Helen Julia Candle scented in Cotton Candy; packaged in a fuchsia pink ribbon for your pink decor room!

If you have some interior design suggestions with using a splash of color, please include your suggestions and comments. I'd love to hear what you have in mind.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

United "Penny" Service

That's right, it won't even cost you a penny for shipping when you purchase on! Helen Julia is now offering FREE SHIPPING (Ground Service) for website orders now through 12/1/08. We understand every penny counts nowadays and the little things like "shipping" can make a difference. There is not a minimum amount for this promotion. Buy one candle and shipping will cost you nada!

Tis the season to be jolly...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

First Lady to Fashionista!

The future First Lady, Michelle Obama, is already setting fashion trends. This First Lady mean business all the way down to her shoes! With her 5'10 inch supermodel height, sleek and taut frame, she is giving high-end fashion designers something to "sketch" about! Michelle Obama is fearless and fierce! She is a woman that can stand on her own without any comparisons and a force to be reckoned with! There's no doubt about that!

Designers such as Thakoon, Narciso Rodriguez, Moschino, Isabel Toledo and even J.Crew have been worn by Michelle Obama.

(Tunic by Isabel Toledo)
(Dress by Narciso Rodriguez)(Ensemble by J.Crew)
These gowns have been predicted to be worn by Michelle Obama for the Presidential Inaugural Ball. I cannot wait to see which dress will be the chosen one.
(Design by Oscar de la Renta)
(Design by Oscar de la Renta)(Design by Oscar de la Renta)
Michelle Obama exude confidence and strength as we witnessed her journey throughout this presidential election side by side with her husband, Barack Obama.
"This might be a confusing journey if I were 30 or 20. But at 44, fortunately, I'm more comfortable with who I am and I'm more clear about who I am. Had I done this 10 years ago, I don't think I could have done it with as much enjoyment. It would have been more painful. Now all the hard stuff really just rolls off your back."

(Quote from an interview with MORE Magazine that's currently being sold on newsstands now)

I look forward to watching her fashion sense as the new First Lady of The White House!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

You're Hired!

As this recession continues, we cannot help but to feel helpless and worn out during job searches and a competitive string of interviews. Change is coming but we have a ways to go before we see our economy turnaround for the better.

Here are a few tips for your interviewing process. With so many candidates competing for the same job, employers are getting savvy with their trick questions to make it easier to narrow down their best candidates. So, to keep you in the top three if not the one that is hired (the chosen one) review some of these simple questions that may seem standard but is really more of a ploy to decision making.

Tell us about yourself.
What they're really asking: What makes you special? Why should we hire you?

Tips: Prepare several selling points about yourself. Give a quick "elevator speech" that overviews your experience and achievements.

What are your greatest strengths?
What they're really asking: How do you perceive your talents and abilities as a professional? Will you be an asset to our organization?

Tips: Sell yourself. If you don't promote your strengths, nobody else will. Prepare six or seven responses. Be "confidently humble."

What are your greatest weaknesses?
What they're really asking: How honest are you being about yourself with us? How realistic are you?

Tips: Present your weakness as a positive. Don't talk too long or emphasize your downfalls.

Why are you interested in working here?
What they're really asking: How dedicated are you? Do you have a passion for this type of work?

Tips: Keep your answer simple and to the point. Stay away from such responses as, "Many of my friends have worked here." This response isn't very impressive.

Why should we hire you?
What they're really asking: Can you convince us you're "the one?" Can you sell your "product?"

Tips: Make a powerful statement about the value you'll bring to their organization. Toot your own horn, but be wary of sounding arrogant.

Where do you see yourself five years from now?
What they're really asking: Will you only be here for a year before moving on, or are you committed to staying here for awhile? Are you a stable person? Can you set goals for yourself?

Tips: Be aware that they might not want to hire someone who will only be around for a year or two. Feel free to say that you have one goal at the moment: to be the very best employee for that particular job.

What are some of your hobbies?
What they're really asking: How well-rounded are you? What do you do outside of work that might transfer positively into the workplace?

Tips: Emphasize any hobbies or activities that may relate to the job. Help the interviewer learn more about you and perceive you as a person, rather than a job candidate. Therefore, don't just answer questions, respond to them.

Would you be willing to pursue an extra certificate or credential?
What they're really asking: How is your attitude? How flexible are you?

Tips: Tell the interviewer how important professional growth is to you. Understand that the person who will impress the interviewer the most is the one willing to do the extra work.

What were you hoping we'd ask today, but didn't?
What they're really asking: Is there anything special about yourself that you want us to know?

Tips: Consider this a "show and tell" opportunity. Use materials from your portfolio to convince them how valuable you'll be to their organization.

Do you have any questions for us?
What they're really asking: Are you prepared to ask questions? How interested are you in this position?

Tips: List five or six questions on an index card. Ask at least one question, even if all of your prepared questions have been answered. Never say, "No, you've answered all of my questions."

It's important to sound natural and thoughtful when replying to such questions, don't let your responses sound 'canned' or rehearsed. It's important to make the interviewer feel as though you've given serious thought to their question and are genuinely interested in the job.

This article is courtesy of AOL Business "Hidden Meaning of Interviewers".

I wish you continued success with your job search!


Friday, November 7, 2008

Give Thanks

Holiday season is rapidly approaching us. I cannot believe it! What a year this has been! From high gas prices, financial market crashes, massive layoffs, and a new President in the White House! PHEW!!! I'm exhausted from it ALL! However, happier times awaits us to bring family and friends together.

Thanksgiving is about sharing and learning to appreciate what is, right now... Giving thanks to the positive and blessings that surround us daily, whether you recognize them or not. They're right in front of us. Just stop, look and pay attention.

While you're preparing your beautifully decorated dinner table for your guests, I would suggest burning these Helen Julia Candles to set the Fall/Winter mood during the Thanksgiving holiday.

(photo courtesy of Williams Sonoma Home)

(Sexy Suede Soy Candle scented in Vanilla Sandalwood)

(Chocolate Pear-adise Soy Candle scented in White Chocolate & Golden Pear - also available in RED RIBBON for Holiday)

"Thanksgiving is about everything we have is a gift from God - even our sorrows."

The Thanksgiving tradition created by Pilgrims was established to honor God and thank Him for His blessings and His grace.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Historic Moment!

CONGRATULATIONS to the future 44th President of the United States of America, Barack H. Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama!

"Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see."

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Just Point & Click!

With a new President of the United States chosen in just a few hours, we cannot help but to feel anxious, excited and relieved (well, almost relieved)! This Presidential Election has been the most exhausting I've ever experienced and it's finally over! However, this recession and current state of the economy is still in effect and has us all feeling the pressure and strain through our wallets!

This is why Helen Julia has participated in the Gift Giveaways Sweepstakes with PointClickHome. That's right, "GIVEAWAYS"! 10 lucky winners will be awarded a Helen Julia Luxe Candle (4 scents to choose from).

If you are not familiar with PointClickHome, maybe these names will revive your memory:




These magazines are the online home decorating resource through PointClickHome. So, don't just sit there, enter now for your chance to win a Helen Julia Luxe Soy Candle amongst other great gift giveaways now through December 31st!

Here's to CHANGE for the next 4 years!!!