Tuesday, December 22, 2009

We Wish You A Merry Christmas...

... and a Happy New Year New!

May this holiday season bring you warmth, love and good cheer!

(image courtesy of Point Click Home)
Wishing you all a wonderful Happy Holiday from our family to yours!

Helen Julia New York Staff

Monday, December 21, 2009

Feel Good Mondays: Have A "Mary Mary" Christmas!

Christmas is just 4 days away... "On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree". If you are anything like me the anxiety begins the week of Christmas. I cannot wait to give and receive gifts. Love is in the air and everyone is extra kind this week (excluding those bah humbuggers)!

Holiday music sounds extra special the week of Christmas. Here is Mary Mary's rendition of "Carol Of The Bells":

Remember, it is not about how big or small a gift is, it's the gesture and thought that counts!

Happy Monday and Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Everybody Hates Chris

At least that is what VIBE is saying in their comeback relaunch issue. The hip hop urban magazine, VIBE is making their way back onto the hip hop scene second time around. Who else would be the perfect celebrity for VIBE's double cover to grab your attention to take a second look none other than Chris Brown and new comer hip hop star Drake! Drake has come a long way from the Canadian high school sitcom Degrassi: The Next Generation.

OK, so you're not really interested in hip hop; then I'm sure this will tickle your fancy... Helen Julia is featured as one of the top 10 winter essentials to get you through those cold winter days that are right around the corner!

C'mon... you know you enjoy a good hip hop gossip story! They're always juicy!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Get'cha Groupon!

Tis the season to be saving, fah la la la la la la la la... Helen Julia is Today's Side Deal on Groupon! A $20 voucher is worth $40 on Helen Julia! You know there is always a "minor" catch. You have until midnight to take advantage of this once in a blue moon sale! And.... shipping is a flat rate of $5 for your entire order! So... get'cha groupon, get'cha groupon, get'cha groupon!

Happy Shopping and Saving!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Feel Good Mondays: Be Kind

We are smack-dab in the middle of holiday season and the pressure is on! Whether we're ready or not, everything surrounding us is a constant reminder the holidays are here. With that said, be kind to those who may not be as fortunate during this time of year. Sweet gestures like "thank you", expressing a small token of appreciation or even extend a hug to someone who may need it will go a very long way.

Hug someone today just because it is a kind gesture to offer. Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.

Happy Monday and Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Barbie Dress Up

I was so moved and impressed when I saw this article on Black Barbie's Auction by Vogue Italy. How appropriate is this issue for everyone of all ages and ethnicity's, especially during this time of year. On her 50th anniversary, Barbie celebrated Vogue Italia's Black Issue, the acclaimed and innovative edition that impressed the fashion world in July 2008. Society is changing and Barbie is ready to assume her role as a protagonist. Black Barbies are now more popular than ever and are becoming a new kind of icon. The most famous doll in history has always been a silent witness of human life, changing her look and style according to events and trends in the real world. Now Barbie is ready to talk to the world. And she begins her new life with Vogue Italia by celebrating black beauty.

These images are breathtaking as barbie transforms playfully into a visual glamorous lifestyle icon... AMAZING! Vogue Magazine's are notorious for taking fashion above and beyond to the next level!

(images courtesy of Vogue Italia)
I am suddenly inspired to create The Barbie Candle Collection by Helen Julia! ;-) Stay tuned...

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Black Friday is officially over! Cyber Monday is in effect! Get your major discounts and deals when you shop online! Cyber Monday refers to the Monday immediately following Black Friday, the ceremonial kick-off of the holiday online shopping season between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The countdown begins until Christmas is here! That means crowded malls, difficult parking, long lines, rude customers fighting for the last Elmo, Wii Fit and Playstation 4 (PS4). I cannot keep up with what's hot and what's not! Shop online to AVOID the in-store chaos!

Helen Julia is giving away a Zippo Candle Lighter ($14.95 value) with every purchase of $50 or more. FREE SHIPPING is also included on all orders! We have extended our Zippo Candle Lighter promotion through December 11, 2009. FREE SHIPPING on all orders (no minimum amount required) expires on Tuesday, December 1st!

No promotional code necessary! Free Shipping and Free Zippo Candle Lighter is automatic!

Happy Shopping!!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Can You Keep A Secret?

The sexiest fashion show of the year has arrived! The Victoria's Secret 2009 Fashion Show is Tuesday, December 1st @ 10pm EST on CBS! These bombshell beauties have an amazing show prepared just for you! Lace, feathers and wings have never looked so fashionable. Get ready, sit back and enjoy the show!

While we're speaking of bombshell beauties, Sessilee Lopez, Victoria's Secret fashion model, has partnered with Helen Julia to create Sessilee Lopez's holiday candles scented in Amber, Jasmine, Sandalwood and Musk; Helen Julia's Cashmere Cloud Soy Candle. Sessilee Lopez is considered fashion's next IT girl, the new generation of supermodels! Sessilee Lopez has graced covers of many fashion magazines including Vogue Italia.

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season filled with plenty of joy, laughter and cheer! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Have A Fabulous Thanksgiving!

It's Thanksgiving Eve and I am still in disbelief tomorrow is Thanksgiving! What a year this has been! Life comes at us fast and hard and have its share of negative experiences such as losses, setbacks, disappointments and unfulfilled dreams. These experiences can overwhelm us at times to the point where we focus only on negatives and lose sight of the many blessings that are showered on us on a daily basis. Let's take this time to count our many blessings and focus on what to be thankful for!

(image courtesy of PointClickHome.com)
From our family to yours… Happy Thanksgiving from Helen Julia New York

Monday, November 23, 2009

Feel Good Mondays: Take The Edge Off!

That time of year is officially here! Holiday Season!!! We can all use "something" to take the edge off from the spending frenzy we are pressured into! So, with that said I have to refer and suggest this product that I have recently tried a few days ago... INA CRYSTALS! Ohhh Myyy Goodnesss!!! INA CRYSTALS is a detoxifying white gold crystal bath salt that is equivalent to a 3-day detox program! I kid you not!!!

Empty the entire container into bathtub filled with 6" of water and allow to completely dissolve. Fill your tub with 98 degree water and submerge for 30 minutes. Let me just tell you every woman (and man) should try this! Trust me, you will thank me later! After my first INA CRYSTALS bath I felt like I just had a shot of Tequila without an actual intake of alcohol. I felt GREAT!!! (wink)

Ok, so here comes the $$$.... it's $85 for 35.2 oz! That is a steal! Compare a 3-day detox diet to a bath salt pamper session... You do the math!

I would suggest you do this on a Friday night while you have the weekend to recoup and relax for a few days (or a day/night when you do not have obligations and errands to attend to the next day). Your body will thank you forever!

You can purchase INA CRYSTALS at any Space NK Apothecary store location.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I look forward to hearing about your experience!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Light It Up!

That would be lighting your Helen Julia Candle with your new chic Zippo Candle Lighter! So now we are past Indian Summer and the cold weather has made its entrance whether we're ready for it or not! It's the perfect time to sit back, relax and light a candle! Why not do it in style! With every $50 purchase from Helen Julia you will receive a new FREE Zippo Candle Lighter now through December 1st (one lighter per order)!

No promotional code is necessary. If your purchase is $50 or more, you will automatically receive your free gift. Show your friends how sophisticated you are! Save your book of matches for your incense. Whip out your Zippo instead!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pick Me UPS...

As in United Parcel Service to be your FREE shipping method when you shop with Helen Julia! We are offering shipping absolutely FREE (Ground Service) on your entire order now through November 21st. No promotional code necessary. Just SHOP and shipping will automatically be FREE!

The holidays are approaching us FAST! Thanksgiving is in two weeks! My goodness... I cannot believe it myself! Stock up on your favorite Helen Julia candles while shipping is FREE!

Tis the season to be jolly... fa la la la la la la la la... :-)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Oh Ramona!

The outspoken, no nonsense Ramona Singer of Real Housewives of New York that is! Ramona Singer will be the celebrity hostess for Vaz Beauty Event on November 18th!

The girls night out beauty event will feature great brands in skincare, haircare, cosmetics, body care and fragrance. Helen Julia is a featured vendor at Vaz Beauty Event, so stop by The Society Room of Hartford to check us out! The timing is perfect to get a jump start on holiday shopping!

Enjoy a fabulous evening amongst fabulous women!

Click here for more details on Vaz Beauty.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pumpkin Schmunkin'

We're just a few days away from Halloween. That means fun Masquerade and Halloween parties to prepare for. What are you going to be for Halloween this year? I think I'll stick to a Venetian Masquerade Mask.

For this Halloween, bring family and friends together with festive aroma's like pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, Starbucks Pumpkin Latte (let's face it, you'll need that boost of caffeine before and after taking the kids trick-or-treating), and of course Helen Julia's Sexy Suede Soy Candle; a nice balance of down to earth woody sandalwood and musk sweetened with just the right balance of vanilla.

(Remember, shipping is FREE now through November 21st! No Promo Code necessary.)


Monday, October 26, 2009

Feel Good Mondays: Friends Til The End!

I am not referring to a Chucky Doll from the movie Child's Play, although Halloween is just a few days away! There's nothing that feels good about a horror flick with creepy characters (who am I kidding). I'm referring to great friends that are by your side through thick and thin.

Friends are your family. The ones you can call on for anything and everything. When you just need an ear to listen to you without any judgment. Someone to be your date on date night when you've been stood up. You can trust them to be completely honest without sugarcoating what you need to hear. They are a great support system and your dream team.

Good friends come and go. Great friends are around for a lifetime. This is dedicated to my great friends who have stuck around through the season, did not need a reason and are still around for a lifetime! Do you know who your great friends are?

Happy Monday!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Lights, Camera, Preston!

"Oh Preston!" is what clients repeat after renowned event designer, Preston Bailey, has transformed raw, ordinary spaces into sumptuous, theatrical environments!

From a tree that encompasses an entire ballroom to twenty-foot-tall floral peacock sculptures! Now that is what I call an imagination! Preston Bailey's event designs are a visual show!

(images courtesy of Preston Bailey)
Preston Baily just relaunched his GORGEOUS new website. We don't expect anything less than perfect when it comes to Preston Baily. Just call him Midas as whatever he touches turns to gold! My kind of designer!

Preston doesn't stop at event designing. He also has a beautiful collection of invitations!

In my clear crystal ball I see Preston Bailey and Helen Julia cross paths in the near future! That would be something to sing about!