Potpourri Plus Best Products

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Clarins Cosmetics: A Company That Cares About Its Customers And Our Earth...

Clarins is a company defined by its unique expertise in plants and respectful of biodiversity. Using the best plants in their optimal concentration, combining nature, science and respect to always create more efficient and distinct products, that is Clarins!

Plant gold, the most precious, most active and richest part of the plant extract: the essential oil. Designed in 1968 by Jacques Courtin-Clarins, the 100% natural range of pure plant extract oils is still a staple of the Clarins brand.

Driven by a continuous innovation approach, the Clarins Group, within its research units based in France on the Pontoise site, validates some sixty new raw materials each year and studies around 300 new plants, provided by the company’s globetrotters. For Clarins researchers, innovation is attained through biomimicry. This approach, which consists of observing nature and being inspired by human designs, stimulates the creation of innovative products.

The botanist Jean-Pierre Nicolas and his association Jardins du Monde continue the tradition of natural remedies. From Madagascar to Burkina Faso through Guatemala, he travels the world on the hunt for rare plants. He learns the best way to use them from people groups. Then he returns to France, where he introduces the Clarins researchers to new species. The partnership with Jardins du monde is one of those fostered by Clarins as part of its initiative to preserve and promote the botanical diversity of our planet.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Andis: The Finest Trimmers and Clippers...

For more than 90 years, no other brand knows as much about tools for personal cutting, trimming and styling better than Andis. Andis Company, a family held business founded in 1922, has produced the finest quality clippers, trimmers, dryers, blades, curling irons, and flat irons to assure the highest level of results, manufacturing the majority of clippers made in the US. From heavy-duty motor clippers to lightweight adjustable blade models, cordless models to ear trimmers, quiet-operating Andis clippers handle the whole grooming job, head, ears, and body. Barbers, stylists, groomers, and consumers rely on the quality and design of Andis products to get the job done easily and perfectly. We try to find better trimmers each year but always find ourselves coming back to Andis. Their quality and pricing can't be beat!

Andis is constantly coming out with new, innovative products to help make people look and feel better. Their entire line is top notch.

Ralph Lauren Men's Boxer Briefs, Tees, and Socks: Classic, Refined, Comfortable...

For five decades, Ralph Lauren Corporation has been a global leader in the design, marketing, and distribution of premium lifestyle products, including apparel, accessories, home furnishings, and other licensed product categories. Ralph Lauren's Polo clothing is classic and authentic. Combining the time-honored aesthetic of East Coast Ivy League casual style with proper English refinement, Polo Ralph Lauren is a true symbol of the preppy lifestyle. Polo's look combines a well-worn feel with an aspirational sensibility. Polo Ralph Lauren has redefined American style.

Ralph Lauren's distinctive brand image is one of the world’s most widely recognized families of consumer brands. Reflecting a distinctive American perspective, they have been an innovator in aspirational lifestyle branding and believe that, under the direction of internationally renowned designer Ralph Lauren, they have had a considerable influence on the way people dress and the way that fashion is advertised and celebrated throughout the world.

Their men's boxer brief, tee shirts, and socks are classic, comfortable, and look great after hundreds of washings. There are many different styles, fabrics, and colors to choose from. You just can't go wrong with Ralph Lauren's Polo apparel.



Saturday, November 25, 2017

Fitbit Smart Fitness Watches: Everyone Needs A Reliable Fitness Buddy...

Fitbit is a team of passionate people dedicated to health and fitness who are building products that help transform people's lives. While health can be serious business, they feel it doesn't have to be. They believe you're more likely to reach your goals if you're encouraged to have fun, smile, and feel empowered along the way. In 2007, Fitbit's founders, Eric and James, realized that sensors and wireless technology had advanced to a point where they could bring amazing experiences to fitness and health. They embarked on a journey to create a wearable product that would change the way we move.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Faber-Castell: For The Child In All Of Us...

Whether you are looking for professional products for your business or fun products to use at home, Faber-Castell has you, and your drawing board, covered. They manufacture high quality, professional art supplies for all levels. Honestly, once you use their products, you’ll know why! You will become spoiled with the quality of their amazing felt tip pens, colored pencils and gels. There are hundreds of fantastic products in their line so that you can use your artistic skills to create masterpieces...even if they're just for your own family to enjoy!

Faber-Castell was established in 1761 by the cabinet maker Kaspar Faber and it's one of the oldest industrial companies in the world. The company is the world’s leading manufacturer of wood-cased pencils with a varied range of products for writing, drawing and creative design, as well as decorative cosmetics. Faber-Castell is renowned for its high quality, innovative products, commitment to tradition, and environmental awareness.

Travelpro: Super Light, Super Durable, Great Looking Luggage...

We only work with one company year after when it comes to luggage and that's Travelpro. They have a large variety of extraordinary pieces to choose from. Whether you're traveling by car, plane, bus, train or boat, Travelpro offers the best line of luggage that will take care of 100% of your needs. Hundreds of thousands of people rely on Travelpro as their luggage choice because of its durability, looks, lightweight, and quality. With so many great collections to choose from, it's all a matter of preference. You can't go wrong with any.

Travelpro was developed by a pilot and it has all of the qualities that flight crews and frequent fliers desire including amazingly durable construction, travel-tested features, premium fabrics, innovative design and high-quality materials built to go the distance.

We do have a few of our own favorites...

Max-Lite 4. Travel light with Travelpro's lightest collection ever. Amazing innovation has been thrown to this ultra-lightweight collection of 4-wheel Spinners and 2-wheel Rollaboard luggage. This beautiful 12-piece set comes with all of the features you've come to depend on and love including their patented Contour Grip on Spinners, zippered side mesh pockets, full-size lid compartment zips that open for pressed shirts, adjustable hold-down straps to keep contents snug, plus a unique expansion design and custom full-bottom tray for more stability. It looks and feels like the best luggage out there but its price will shock you.



Wednesday, November 22, 2017

JBL and Harman Kardon: Music Never Sounded Better...

We have been featuring JBL and Harman products for many years because they are beautifully designed manufactured, sound fantastic, and are priced reasonably. They keep on going, and going, and going, and never let you down. HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and connected services. With leading brands including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon, Mark Levinson and Revel, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company’s software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile.

We love their entire lineup, but especially the following products.

Soundgear. 
You can actually wear your headset around your neck now with great comfort and sound. This
innovative hands-free and ear-free wireless sound solution provides immersive audio around the neck for an intimate sound experience. JBL Soundgear offers a new way of experiencing personal sound. JBL Soundgear is designed to be worn around the neck for a hands-free and ear-free intimate sound experience.

No matter the activity, users can create their own personal sound zone without the closed-off feeling of a headphone. Whether doing house or office work, engaging in virtual reality or watching a movie from a tablet, JBL Soundgear empowers users to create their very own listening environment while staying connected to their surroundings.

Soundgear pairs JBL’s Signature Sound with an innovative, wearable design, giving users more freedom to transform daily activities. Built for comfort and versatility, the lightweight wearable features a sleek, ergonomic shape that leans gently on a user’s shoulders. The rubber anti-slip treatment ensures the device stays put when moving around, and soft-touch fabrics provide long-lasting comfort.

JBL Soundgear is wireless and connects seamlessly through Bluetooth to smartphones and tablets. Users can enjoy mobile virtual reality headsets, such as the Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream View, using the wearable sound device to create a powerful audio experience revolutionizing mobile gaming and entertainment. Additionally, the wearable sound device ensures users are always connected, packing up to 6-hours of playtime before having to recharge.

The device is also built with a versatile, dual-microphone conferencing system with echo and noise cancelling technology to ensure sound clarity for crystal clear conversations. The echo cancelling mic also allows users to take phone calls without the worry of sound quality or interruption.

“Audio is such an important aspect of life and the JBL Soundgear is a new way for consumers to experience sound without feeling closed-off from their surroundings,” said Michael Mauser, president, Lifestyle Audio Division, HARMAN. “Whether playing the hottest new mobile virtual reality games, watching a movie or taking a conference call, the Soundgear provides users with a pervasive sound experience in total freedom and comfort. It’s a totally new way of experiencing sound, by wearing it.”


JBL LINK Series.
Immersive JBL sound is now available with the Google Assistant. Experience JBL voice-activated speakers with the Google Assistant, combining intelligence with high-definition JBL Sound. Available in three models, the LINK 10, LINK 20, and LINK 300 give consumers rich, full-range sound and instant access to their favorite music through voice control.

JBL LINK is a hands free voice-activated speaker series with the Google Assistant built-in. Users can stream music, ask questions, manage everyday tasks, and easily control smart devices around the home -- simply by using voice commands. By saying “Ok, Google,” the device can help perform tasks like playing a favorite song, finding delicious recipes for dinner parties, or even checking traffic before leaving the house.

Merging JBL’s signature sound and Google’s voice assistant technology, JBL LINK speakers bring together a powerful listening experience and a conversational voice assistant. The LINK speakers feature high-definition music streaming with Chromecast built-in, providing an elevated music experience, best-in class sound quality and endless entertainment from the most popular music and entertainment apps, all through a simple voice command.

“We are thrilled to pair JBL’s incredible legacy of award winning sound with our growing line-up of voice-controlled speakers,” said Michael Mauser, President of the Lifestyle Audio Division at HARMAN. “JBL LINK is a first-class wireless smart speaker that allows consumers to entertain and enjoy world class sound in a sleek package.”

LINK 10 and LINK 20 speakers are designed to be highly portable with 5 and 10 hours of battery life respectively, and the IPX7 waterproof design gives LINK even more versatility for enjoyment outdoors. LINK 300 delivers more powerful sound. Multiple speakers can be easily linked together for a big, bold multi-room listening experience—within reach of any home Wi-Fi network.

JBL Reflect Fit.
We love this product. The JBL Reflect Fit elevates workouts with new sport heart rate tracking headphones. JBL sport headphones are perfect for an active lifestyle. Whether you’re training for a marathon or working out at the gym, the headphones have a perfect mix of style and performance so you can move with ease. JBL brings you the sound of motivation!

These Bluetooth-enabled, behind-the-neck sport headphone provide heart rate updates and best-in-class ergonomics. The wireless sport headphone packs in premium features to give fitness enthusiasts the best sweat session during every workout. Engineered with heart rate monitoring capabilities, athletes can simply touch a button to hear voice updates of their heart rate and access real-time data to get the most out of every warm-up, pull-up or run. The in-ear heart rate tracker is strategically located in the earbud, eliminating the need for an additional device while working out.


JBL Reflect Fit designed with IPX-5 sweat proof material is compatible with the most popular fitness apps so athletes can access all of their workout stats in one place. In addition, it’s highly reflective cables mean athletes can feel safer working out in low light settings.

The sport headphone packs up to 10 hours of audio playback before having to recharge. To ensure athletes are always in touch with their mobile phones, the headphone includes a built-in microphone for crystal-clear calls and a vibration alert within the neckband to make users aware of incoming calls in the gym or on-the-go.


UA Sport Wireless Train Headphones.
These training-proof wireless headphones feature UA SuperVent fabric ear cushions and JBL TalkThru technology.

UA Sport Wireless Train headphones are equipped with premium design features ideal for gym-goers. Under Armour’s proprietary UA SuperVent fabric technology helps to keep athletes cool and dry to eliminate overheating and excessive sweating. The vented, anti-slip compression headband provides additional heat management and secure fit so it comfortably stays in place. Built for rugged durability and sweat resistance, all materials and finishes withstand intense workouts. To ensure protection in gym bags, the headphones come with a durable, sport carrying case that also features UA SuperVent fabric.


UA Sport Wireless Train’s revolutionary TalkThru technology enables athletes to easily have in-person conversations without having to remove their headphones. At the touch of a button, music seamlessly fades out while three JBL microphones heighten the surrounding conversation. Athletes won’t lose focus while getting a quick cue, form tip, or just saying hello to friends. One more touch of the TalkThru button restores playback and keeps any gym-goer focused.

UA Sport Wireless Train includes a Speed Charge Battery, which users can charge for an hour of workout time in just five minutes, and play for up to 16 hours when fully charged. Additionally, the headphone is tuned with JBL Charged Sound, a sport-optimised, acoustic research-based sound signature custom developed by JBL for Under Armour headphones.

Steve Madden Backpacks: Amazing Backpacks For Amazing Prices...

What began as a modest $1100 investment in 1990 has developed into one of the most iconic brands in footwear. From a factory in Queens, NY, Steve Madden has revolutionized the shoe industry, merging years of experience with unique and creative designs. Inspired by rock and roll and his New York roots, his vision to provide on-trend women and men with an outlet to express their individuality is innovative, daring, and inspiring. Steve’s innate understanding of trends and unparalleled willpower have resulted in millions of customers worldwide and propelled his designs to the forefront of fashion. He has expanded the Steve Madden brand into a true lifestyle and destination for footwear, handbags and accessories, sold in over 80 countries worldwide. It’s about authenticity. It’s about embracing individuality. It’s Steve Madden.

Monday, November 20, 2017

LenzO by Valstech iPhone Underwater Housings: Take Awesome Pictures Underwater, Too!

ValsTech is a private Canadian corporation founded in 2012 by underwater camera housing pioneer Valentins (Val) Ranetkins. In 1978, Val founded Aqua Vision Systems Inc., where he developed the revolutionary underwater housing known as the “Aquatica.” This breakthrough in housing technology became the underwater workhorse for National Geographic Magazine, as well as the preferred tool for many renowned underwater photographers. In 1988, Val started Amphibico, and over the next 10 years developed and manufactured several ground-breaking underwater video products including the “Amphibicam” housing for the Sony F900 HDCAM series. During this time, he also designed and introduced innovative award winning features like electronic camera controls, underwater push buttons, interchangeable optics, unique housing latches, underwater microphones & hydrophones, and foolproof underwater sealing systems. Val and his team bring more than 80 years of experience in the design and manufacturing of housings to ValsTech. This experience and know-how is being applied to the creation of unique underwater housings, which enable many of the iPhones to produce outstanding quality images, both underwater and in aquatic environments.

The LenzO is an amazing gift for anyone who loves taking pictures from their iPhones, for anyone who loves photography in general, and for anyone who loves taking underwater photos. It's a great gift that will be cherished and used for many years.

The LenzO for iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus boasts a host of features, including a dome lens designed to provide an optically precise camera view underwater with no soft corners or distortion, built-in color correction filters, a depth rating of 100 meters (330 ft), and ergonomic controls to access all native smartphone camera functions, without the need to install custom apps. “People are amazed when they discover operating the LenzO is just as easy as operating their iPhone," says Anthony Lenzo, Executive Vice-President. The housing is also buoyant (to avoid the loss of the product) and each one is individually tested to guarantee the protection of the smartphone. Targeted towards the SCUBA community, boaters, sailors, and outdoor enthusiasts, the LenzO provides the perfect solution for both consumer and professional users who are looking to take their smartphone with them in, around, and under the water. “More than 80 years of experience goes into every LenzO housing. When you pick up a LenzO you can feel the difference this experience makes," says Valentins “Val” Ranetkins, ValsTech founder and CEO. ValsTech has a collaboration with Jean-Michel Cousteau and the Ocean Futures Society. As part of this collaboration, some proceeds from the sales of their blue Ocean Futures Society housing goes towards the foundation’s conservation efforts.

Features of this extraordinary product include: It is machined from solid aluminum, increasing its durability and depth rating; it's a housing designed with the professional's needs in mind; protect your phone from the elements, without sacrificing needed controls; optical dome lens designed for smartphone use, both on land and underwater; optical domes are scratch resistant with anti-reflective coating; underwater field of view same as on land; no distortion or soft corners; unique dome port safety locking mechanism; built-in optical selfie dome lens; two internal “flip” UR Pro color correction filters for accurate underwater colors; ergonomically designed controls with access to all smartphone camera functions, including 4K mode; access to stills, video, bursts, panoramic, time-lapse, and square shooting modes; sleep/wake push button saves battery and reduces overheating; no special apps to install; works with native camera app; dual tripod mounts.






Sunday, November 19, 2017

Craftsman Snowblowers: They'll Have You Wishing For Snow...

No one wants to shovel snow, especially when there's a foot or more of it. And paying others to do the job for us, over time, can cost as much as purchasing a snow thrower and doing the job easily, yourself. However, operating a snow blower is always a noisy experience for the user and everyone within your house's range. That is all changing now, with Craftsman's two new snow blower models.

(Craftsman has been around since 1927 and they are America's most trusted brand. Craftsman manufactures a line of tools, lawn, and garden equipment that is controlled by Sears. However, you can also find their tools in Kmart and other hardware stores. Consumers love Craftsman brands which include Craftsman, Craftsman Professional, and Craftsman Industrial. In addition to snow throwers, there are general mechanic's tools, portable hand power tools, lawn mowers, work benches and stationary power tools, garage door openers and many other offerings.)

Saturday, November 18, 2017

'Tis The Season For Celebrating and Gift Giving: Great Ideas For Men and Women...

If you're looking for some great ideas as gifts for men and women, Nordstrom has a great selection:


Vans Old Skool Sneakers.

Calibrate Textured Sweaters.

Tile Mate Key Chains and Tile Slim Cardholders. Neve lose your keys or wallet again!

UGG Olivert Boot for Men.

Ted Baker London Makeup Bag.

Rebecca Minkoff Heart Wristlet.

Kate Spade Cat Phone Crossbody.

Steve Madden Fuzzy Slipper.

Make + Model Pajamas.

Kendra Scott Birthstone Necklace.

Gorjana Power Gemstone Beaded Bracelet. Strive For Balance; Love Without Limits.












Friday, November 17, 2017

Our Favorite Toys: The Best Toys For The Best Kids...

Toys are items that are used in play. Playing with toys gives children many valuable tools that they can use in all aspects of their life. Creativity, imagination, sharing, solving, and so much more. Toys can be comforting, amusing, and very enjoyable.

Here is a list of the toys we think your children will enjoy this year. It's a great starter list to complete those wish lists and fill their holidays with hours and hours of imaginative, innocent, play.
Fingerlings. 5 Years and Up.


Hatchimals Surprise.


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Collector's Edition...A Great Superhero Collection For All Fans...

This awesome collection brings your favorite heroes and their epic new saga to life! Exploding with all the excitement, intensity, and quality fans expect from Marvel and Capcom, this Collector's Edition is destined to become the showcase of every fan's personal collection. The package includes a number of goodies, including statues and replicas, sure to delight many fans.



XBox One X: Microsoft XBox Gets Better Year After Year After Year...

We have tested every platform over the last thirty years. There's only one thing that has been consistent for us: Microsoft's Xbox, year after year. It never disappoints and always excites. We have never waivered from this amazing company that continues to improve its products year after year.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

LEGO: Your Child's Creativity Deserves The Very Best..

Everyone loves LEGO products, from kids to adults. There's something about building wonderfully creative projects that makes you feel proud and accomplished. In addition to the fun and joy it brings, for young children the imaginative play is a key element in their growth and development. LEGO products stimulate the imagination and the emergence of ideas and creative expression. All LEGO products are based on this underlying philosophy of learning and development through play. LEGO is our favorite company in this category.

The LEGO group's motto is ' Only the best is good enough.' LEGO founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen (who still owns it to this day) began making wooden toys in 1932. High quality and safe products have remained the focal point for the LEGO Group throughout the years and continues to this day. LEGO products are tested rigorously to live up to the strictest safety and quality standards as well as their own expectations. This is why children and adults turn to LEGO products over and over again.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Energizer Rechargeable Batteries: Save Money And Time With Batteries That You Can Use Over And Over...

Energizer is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of primary batteries, portable flashlights and lanterns. Energizer is a global leader in the dynamic business of providing power solutions with a full portfolio of products including Energizer brand battery products, Energizer MAX premium alkaline; Energizer Ultimate Lithium; Energizer Advanced Lithium; Rechargeable batteries and charging systems; and portable flashlights and lanterns.

Energizer's rechargeable batteries, the world's number one recharge brand, will be a lifesaver in your household. Think of all the money you will be saving on all of the electronics that use batteries in your home. Energizer's rechargeable batteries will be worth their price just for the savings you will benefit from on video game controllers alone. Energizer's batteries are also great for remote controls, boom boxes, cameras, toys, headphones, flashlights, and much more.

Energizer is a name you can trust.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Kelly Gerber: Gorgeous Dog Tag Jewelry...

This is our favorite jewelry this season for so many reasons. First of all, did we mention that it's gorgeous. Simple, classic, exquisite all at the same time. And, second, it's very personal and meaningful because it features pictures of people (and animals) that you love.

Since 1993, Kelly Gerber has celebrated her love of jewelry, photography and fashion. It is often said that time flies. And with it goes the most cherished experiences of our lives - the first loves, the childbirths, the weddings, romantic vacations, graduations, anniversaries...the list endless.

The truth is, life is a series of precious moments. Now you can wear them close to your heart. Forever. Kelly created the Sophie Rose collection to be just that, a timeless gift. This collection was created shortly after 9-11. They take your treasured photographs, with a magical process on either sterling silver or 14 kt gold photo dog tags you can keep loved ones & beloved pets too, close to your heart. A jewelry keepsake done in the highest fashion to be worn with jeans or evening clothes. Her clients tend to be real jewelry lovers, claiming their favorite piece of all (including the big baubles which Kelly does as well) is their personalized charm necklace. These designer dog tag necklaces are for the luxury jewelry wearer as well as the low key jewelry lover.

Kelly's collection is filled with love and sentimentality. She is one of the original private jewelers. Her success can be attributed to her great sense of style and eye for trends as well as timeless classics. A veteran shopper, stylist and jewelry advisor, Kelly combines her talent and expertise to her clients with the full perspective on what's missing in their jewelry wardrobe.

Kelly can help you find exactly what you need to complete your look. Choose a gift or redesign an old piece into something fabulous.

Kelly's jewelry has been seen on many celebrity moms, such as daughter in law Cindy Crawford, Brooke Shields, Julianne Moore, Heather Locklear & Faith Hill. Kelly's collection and her vision continue to grow.

Sophie Rose and Kelly Gerber Collection are also available by private appointment or trunk shows.

Reach out to Kelly for private appointments to Renew & Redo. Breathe new life in to old memorable jewlery and create new beautiful modern pieces

Kelly resides in New York City with her daughter, Sophie and their sweet dog, a havenese named Cookie Jar.

We will forever be a fan.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

No Chewing Allowed: Chocolate Truffles That Literally Melt In Your Mouth...

If you love chocolate, and you especially love truffles, look no further. These mouth-watering truffles will melt slowly in your mouth so that you can experience their yumminess for longer than the standard chew-and-swallow time it normally takes to enjoy a truffle. Take your time and let your senses enjoy these truffles for as long as you can.

They highly recommend no chewing because their truffles are uniquely defined by their taste, melting profile, and smoothness. So if you’re chewing it, you’re missing the entire, wonderful experience. Do it right!

Squeeze the truffles gently between your tongue and upper palate and they will start to melt immediately. Move it around your mouth and feel the rich flavor come alive. Enjoy the creamy feel of smoothness…Mmmm… Love them!




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