Friday, March 02, 2018

Better Bets by Rhonda Erb

The "Everyone Wins" Nominee Gift Bag 2018

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“I am so excited to get my results in a couple weeks…and I am really hoping to find out I am related to Meryl Streep!” Distinctive Assets founder, Lash Fary, is anxiously awaiting the outcome of his DNA testing by 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service, one of the exceptional items of swag included in this year’s “Everyone Wins” Nominee Gift Bag.

Lash Fary

For 16 years, Lash and his team at Distinctive Assets have pulled together an eclectic mix of goods and services to create the ultimate gift bag for the top 25 Oscar nominees in the categories of Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Actress and Best Director. The bags will be conveniently delivered to the stars’ doorsteps in the week before the Oscar telecast.  “My favorite part of doing this particular gift bag is hearing the stories of celebs redeeming and enjoying their gifts,” says Fary, “This is a true perk for them and an easy way for them to go shopping from the comfort of their own homes.”

Win or lose on Sunday night, Hollywood A-listers like Timothée Chalamet, Denzel Washington, Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronin, Meryl Streep, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Mary J. Blige, Allison Janney and Octavia Spencer will be able to congratulate or console themselves with fabulous trips, luxury beauty products and a variety of practical items, the total value of which has not been disclosed by Fary and his company. “Over the past 16 years, the value of individual gifts has just continued to grow,” he says, “Whether that’s a $40,000 Tanzania Adventure or a lifetime supply of Oxygenetix cosmetics. As the value proposition of participation has been proven over and over and over again, brands are willing to do more and spend more on the gifts themselves.  Especially when they are going to 25 of the biggest names in the world.”

As for Fary’s personal favorites, “I am also irrationally excited about our world class beauty line up this year:  Oumere, Healing Saint, Look Fabulous Forever, MZ Skin, D. Thomas, Paiva Skincare, and on and on and on. As someone who gets a lot of celebrity requests to help find beverage sponsors for their charitable events, I am really happy that Jarritos is providing a pallet of their great tasting flavored sodas to a charity of the nominees’ choice.”


Here is what your favorite nominees will receive in the ultimate swag bag this year:


INTERNATIONAL EXPEDITIONS

A 12-night Tanzania Adventure for Two: Arusha to Zanzibar!  This bucket list journey includes private air transportation once in country, all private meals, spa services, nightly sundowner cocktails, hot air balloon safari with champagne breakfast, private safari guide and vehicle, chef-guided cooking lessons, wild game drives and walking safaris, horseback riding, snorkeling, lodging at Serengeti Migration Camp (one of the “Top 10 Hotels in the World”) and much more!

www.ietravel.com


NEVERMISSED

The NeverMissed dating app allows you to digitally turn a fleeting moment into an introduction.  This is a chance to “recharge your dating life” (thus the Morphie charger physical gift item). if you’ve already found your soul connection, unlike most gift certificates this one is completely transferrable; share it with someone in your life who is still seeking their soul partner. The NeverMissed app officially launches on May 25, 2018, so Oscar nominees will get to be part of their pre-launch.

www.nmtheapp.com


23andME 

One piece of who we are is our ancestry. People who receive their genetic results from 23andMe see the percentage breakdown of their ancestry from 31 different populations around the world. You can also open your world to see where your DNA is from and how you might be connected to other people.   23andMe is named after the 23 pairs of chromosomes that contain your DNA! Our service provides you with over 75 genetic reports about your health, traits and ancestry. You can even participate in an optional feature called “DNA Relatives” and find people who share similar DNA with you.

www.23andme.com


HALO, PURELY FOR PETS

Halo, Purely for Pets will once again provide nominees the opportunity to “feed it forward” by having a 10,000 bowl donation made in their name to an animal shelter or rescue of their choice. Nominees will also receive a 4-pound bag of Halo Small Breed Holistic Chicken & Chicken Liver Recipe, a 3-pound bag of Halo Indoor Cat Holistic Healthy Weight Grain Free Game Bird and a jar of Halo Liv-a-Littles Chicken dog and cat treats.

www.halopets.com


KOLOA LANDING RESORT AT POIPU 

Experience an escape exactly like nothing else. Stay 6 nights/7 days in a two bedroom, deluxe ocean view villa + go on a zipline adventure on the state’s longest zipline, soar over the entire island on a helicopter tour and take a sunrise catamaran tour of the breathtaking Napali Coast.

www.koloalandingresort.com


GOLDEN DOOR 

A week of total mind, body and spirit renewal for two at the world’s #1 destination spa.  Golden Door gives 100% of its net profits to end child abuse and transform young lives.

www.goldendoor.com


HEALING SAINT by DR. JANE 360 

A year’s supply of Healing Saint products including:

Luminosity Skin Serum which uses polypeptide complex and natural botanical extracts to gently and effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines, fade age spots, minimize uneven tones and increase luminosity. Healing Saint Hair Follicle Stimulant which replaces what has been lost due to aging and replenishes the essential growth factors, preventing further hair loss.

www.drjane360.com


JARRITOS

Jarritos, the iconic Mexican soda, is committed to helping celebrities and their charitable causes and will be providing ample product for an event of their choosing.  Available in 11 great tasting flavors.

www.jarritos.com


ALEXIS SELETZKY, CELEBRITY TRAINER

A Package of 10 Personal Training Sessions with one of Los Angeles’ premier trainers, Alexis Seletzky.

www.alexisfitnessla.com


ALLÉL

A 1 year supply of ALLÉL's unique DNA based skincare program.  Developed in Sweden; made in Switzerland.  This world class skincare is matched to your DNA-based needs.

www.allel.com


AVATON LUXURY VILLAS RESORT

Avaton Luxury Villas Resort, a proud member of Relais & Châteaux, is a stylish and contemporary beachfront escape overlooking the sparkling turquoise waters of Halkidiki, Greece.  It consists of an exclusive collection of 16 villas. Most of them have private pools with in-built sunbeds which tantalize the feeling of relaxation in Mediterranean gardens.

www.avaton.com


BANGARANG

The Positive Cube is a handmade wooden box filled with 199 cards of positive actions and quotes. For every Positive Cube purchased, a donation is made to a charity or a cause.

www.gobangarang.com


BLUSH & WHIMSY MAGICAL COLOR CHANGING LIPSTICK

Blush & Whimsy is a New Mexico startup creating beautiful products straight out of a fairy tale. Our first product line is a color changing lipstick that interacts with the pH and temperature of your lips to create a pink that is uniquely yours!  Always cruelty-free, always paraben free!

www.blushwhimsy.com


CHAO PINHOLE GUM REJUVENATION 

Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation® is a breakthrough alternative to conventional gum grafting which requires no cutting, no sutures and little to no downtime. This minimally invasive procedure takes just a few minutes per tooth, done through a few small 'pinholes’ made in the gums which heal quickly, in many cases overnight.

www.pinholegumrejuvenation.com


CHARLESTON & HARLOW CANDLE CO.

This pair of luxury soy candles are made from the finest pure ingredients, offering a multi-dimensional scent experience.

www.charlestonandharlow.com


CHOCOLATINES

Chocolatines’ newest collection in its Chocouture line, the Jewelry Box holds cocoa “jewels,” each handcrafted to perfection.  Flavors include Lavender Honey Amethyst, Lemon Sage Topaz, Lemongrass Gyokuro Green Tea Emerald, Blueberry Bombay Sapphire, Smoky Sea Salt Caramel Onyx, Pomegranate Balsamic Ruby, Champagne Diamond, and Ginger Sake Pearl.

www.chocolatines.com


COOK YOURSELF HAPPY: THE DANISH WAY

Food, family and Denmark, this inspirational cookbook celebrates the very best of Danish cuisine with over 100 delicious and authentic dishes – written by Caroline Fleming, one of the leading stars of the reality TV show Ladies of London.

www.quartoknows.com


CURLEE GIRLEE

Children’s book, empowering young girls to love all their unique features

www.curleegirlee.com


DANDI PATCH

An Amazing underarm sweat patch. Traps in all sweat and odor. Leaves you completely dry all day long.



DELICACIES CANDY & CONFECTIONS 

Our gift package includes three flavors of our organic, vegan and small-batch lollipops.

www.delicaciesbakery.ca


D.THOMAS CLINC DNA TREATMENTS

Award-winning, London based celebrity skin specialist and laser expert Debbie Thomas offers you the chance to experience the D.Thomas Signature DNA Head to Toe - your best skin for face and body. The magic and science of laser and light is used to ‘soft focus’ your skin’s imperfections from head to toe.

www.dthomas.com


EPIFRUIT 

A wooden crate filled with California oranges, along with an EpiFruit gift card.

www.epifruit.com


ESTHER FAIRFAX

Private Lotte Berk Barre Method class for the nominee and up to 6 of their besties.

www.jillrosejacobs.com


FACE IT

Face It and Eye Love It combo set:  the new way to wash (love) your face and eyes.  Set includes reusable face and eye makeup removers.

www.clothinabox.com


HAPPIEST TEE

Luxury American-made t-shirts and sweatshirts that celebrate iconic happy places around the world like Los Angeles, NYC, London, Paris and Australia.

www.happiesttee.com


HASBRO 

Hasbro’s hilarious DON’T STEP IN IT game (ages 4+) creates instant laughter as family and friends do their best to avoid stepping in – you guessed it – POOP compound! The player to make it to the end of the mat while stepping in the fewest poops, wins!

The block-stacking game of JENGA is moving off the table! In the JENGA PASS CHALLENGE game, players stack the hardwood JENGA blocks on the included platform to build their tower. The last player to successfully stack a block and pass the platform without causing the tower to crash to win.

www.hasbrotoyshop.com


HYDROXYCUT ORGANIC

Now there’s a powerful new way to lose weight that has USDA Organic certified ingredients, Hydroxycut Organic from America’s #1 selling weight loss supplement brand.

www.hydroxycut.com


INCEPTION OF BEAUTY 

A gorgeous 10-piece marble makeup brush set. Designed specifically to make it easy to apply powder, cream and liquid formulas to the face, getting a flawless application is super simple. These dream makeup brushes come in our sleek black brush holder,​ designed to keep your brushes stylishly organized at home or on the go​.

www.inceptionofbeauty.com


JUSTICE FOR VETS CHALLENGE COIN

Justice For Vets is the only national non-profit organization that connects veterans in crisis with veterans treatment courts, saving their lives, families, and futures. The Justice For Vets challenge coin is a symbol of our collective responsibility to leave no veteran behind. Veterans fought for our freedom, Justice For Vets fights for theirs.

www.justiceforvets.org


KALLIOPE NYC

Do you have unreasonable fears or bad memories that hold you back? Kalliope has helped thousands of people overcome their irrational phobias and bad memories. All you need to bring is eighteen minutes of your time and an open mind.

www.kalliope.nyc


LE CÉLINE EYELASHES EQUIPMENT

The whole collection. 5 products from our #daily, 5 products from our #party, 5 products from our #luxury, 5 products from our #goddess collection and 3 #equipment products from LE CÉLINE packed in a glamorous gold & black LE CÈLINE box.

www.leceline.com


LIWU JEWELLERY 

Jewelry inspired by the beauty and meaning of ancient Celtic symbols and Chinese Calligraphy characters. ‘Liwu’ means gift. All pieces are Made in Ireland.

www.liwujewellery.com


LOOK FABULOUS FOREVER

Look Fabulous Forever is a makeup brand with products specially formulated for older women. The Prime Collection contains three products which are essential when you’re older. Smooth Like Silk Face Prime is brilliant for smoothing fine lines and filling open pores; Never Feather Lip Prime stops lipstick from migrating into fine lines around the lips and Smooth Out Eye Prime which prevents eye makeup from migrating and sitting in creases.

www.lookfabulousforever.com


LUXURA DIAMONDS

Ethically sourced limited edition diamond necklace and pendant featuring a conflict free Canadian diamond from the Arctic and gold mined and refined exclusively in Canada, custom-made by boutique jeweler LUXURA DIAMONDS.

www.luxuradiamonds.com


MY MAGIC MUD

My Magic Mud is the first toothpaste to combine activated coconut shell charcoal and bentonite clay. It is made with all-natural and wholesome ingredients that remove plaque, teeth stains and toxins that cause bad breath, resulting in a brighter, whiter smile!

www.mymagicmud.com


M·Y·O COSMETIC CASES

The M·Y·O Cosmetic Clutch is designed to empower you, not weight you (or your handbag) down. No bigger than a large cellphone, this all-in-one magnetic makeup clutch offers a more reliable, streamlined, travel and eco-friendly cosmetic solution, allowing you to completely customize your on-the-go beauty selections like never before.

www.mycosmeticcases.com


MZ SKIN

Soothe & Smooth Collagen Activating Eye Complex:  A firming eye cream that contains a tri-peptide to stimulate collagen and elastin. Albazia Bark Extract detoxifies and strengthens capillaries, reducing dark circles and puffiness. Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramides restore moisture and plump and smooth fine lines

Hydra-Bright Golden Eye Treatment Mask:  A gold infused, anti-ageing eye treatment mask saturated with a complex of active ingredients to smooth and minimize the appearance of fine lines. Contains collagen, hyaluronic acid and seaweed to brighten dark circles, reduce puffiness and restore hydration. Improves elasticity and firmness around the eye.

www.mzskin.com


99 CREATIVE WOWS – WORDS OF WISDOM FOR BUSINESS

This 99 Creative WOWs —Words of Wisdom for Business Celebrity Creativity Kit! includes the newly released motivational quick-read business book, 99 Creative WOWs—Words of Wisdom for Business and a vivid array of creativity supplies to capture every celebrity’s favorite WOWs.

 www.99wows.com


NURSE GIGI

Full face skin rejuvenation using non-invasive aesthetic procedures:  Two sessions of fractionated erbium laser resurfacing treatment, followed by PRP (platelet rich plasma) and an LED light session to speed up the healing process.

www.nursegigi.co


OUMERE SKIN CARE

No. 9 Daily Chemical Exfoliant is the most powerful anti-aging product in skin care. Formulated with alpha, beta and poly hydroxy acids, No. 9 gently exfoliates dead skin, while promoting the making of new skin cells naturally. No. 9 has the added benefits of promoting collagen, removing fine lines, alleviating acne, balancing oil levels and deeply moisturizing the skin.

www.oumere.com


OXYGENETIX

A lifetime supply of revolutionary Oxygenating Foundation (breathable formula that promotes healing and provides complete coverage) and Oxygenating Hydro-Matrix (attracts oxygen while delivering PCA, HLA and Multi-Tocophenals).

www.oxygenetix.com



PAIVA ALOE, GORGEOUS! LUXURY CLEANSER & MASK FUSION

The First Psychodermatology Line, for your Skin, Psyche’ and soul, offering free therapeutic coaching for clients. Enjoy this gluten free and vegan fusion, plus our exclusive logo necklace to remind you to fly into empowerment.

www.michelepaiva.com


PEPPERFACE

Combining safety with fashion, we offer a stylish pepper spray. Our lightweight, sleek and dependable pepper sprays allow our customers to Stay SAFE in STYLE. We use our platform, and our partnership with the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCDSV), to become both an awareness symbol to end violence against women and also to provide effective prevention against assault.

www.pepperface.com


PETA’s RED CARPET READY BATH BOMBS

Kindness to animals is the theme of PETA’s (cruelty-free and vegan) bath bombs! Each bubbly bath bomb dissolves to reveal a fun fact about a kind actor who has a soft spot for animals.

www.peta.org


POSH PRETZELS

2 tier gourmet pretzel gift box from Posh Pretzels, which are unlike any other pretzels in the market. Unique flavors, attention to detail, sophisticated packaging, and product versatility are what sets Posh Pretzels apart.  Having just one bite is simply imposhible!

www.poshpretzels.com


PROVEN

PROVEN is a new beauty startup that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to create personalized skin care products for consumers. Customers fill out an online quiz and receive a unique skin profile based on findings from PROVEN's skincare database. The database, nicknamed 'The Beauty Genome Project' was built using bots to analyze >8 million customer reviews, >100,000 skincare products and >20,000 ingredients.

www.tryproven.com



QUINCY HERBALS SLIMMAX DETOX TEA

This all-natural herbal tea and its soothing peppermint provides slimming and digestive benefits, especially aiding in getting rid of stubborn belly fat. Made with 100% organic and responsibly-produced ingredients. This weight loss tea has hints of papaya leaf, hibiscus and ashwaganda, with other weight loss herbs sourced from all over the world. Our unique blend of herbs in this loose-leaf tea work together to detoxify the body, speed up metabolism and help you lose weight.

www.quincyherbals.com


QUIP 

Quip is the first modern oral care brand, combining beautifully simple, gimmick free electric toothbrushes with honest dental tips and brush head and supply deliveries, to make the perfect brushing routine more simple, affordable and enjoyable.

www.getquip.com



REIAN WILLIAMS FINE ART

Commissioned original work of art from a Master of Emotive Realism. "Art is an Emotion. Whether it is from the artist or the viewer, it is meant to give a message. We can each get our own different messages as well as our own different emotions.”

www.reianwilliamsfineart.com


ROUGE MAPLE 

For discerning palates, gourmet fine foods, featuring the unique flavor of rouge 100% Pure Organic Maple Syrup and his sister brand blanc by rouge gourmet products.

www.rougemaple.com


SAFETY DOG LEASH 

A safety device for walking your dog preventing losing control of the dog’s leash by a sudden tug. As it is also attached to the walker’s wrist, it also allows for “hands free” opportunities for using both hands for texting, tying a loose shoe string, placing both hands in one’s jacket for winter walks and much more!  The Safety Dog Leash is most useful in being able to attach it and your dog to an inanimate object such as a chair while dining outside or a fence or post to secure your dog.

www.safetydogleash.com


SAFI KILIMA TANZANITE 

This trendy bracelet features five tantalizing oval tanzanite stones joined by an infinity motif and finished with a unique sliding adjustable clasp.

www.safikilima.com


SHOP MODERN INNOVATIONS

This brilliant ​Levitating Bluetooth Speaker features incredible sound quality and striking visuals. High-tech 4.0 Bluetooth wireless system means it's both effective and easy to play your favorite music and media. The levitating ball can also be used as a standalone speaker without the base. ​Noise reduction technology ensures the sound clarity of your music and hands-free calls.

www.shopmoderninnovations.comb


SOUTHERN WICKED LEMONADE

An ALL-Natural, Gluten-free, Organically-sweetened full size (750ml) bottle of Southern Wicked Lemonade Moonshine and EXCLUSIVE First Samples of SWL’s newest proprietary blend to be released in Spring 2018: “The Hemi” by Director Anthony Hemingway. #WhyBehaveWhenYouCanBeWicked

www.wickedlemonade.com


THE GREEN GARMENTO

The GIGANTOTE is a multi-use, expandable tote that works like a basket. Great for laundry, storage, soccer games and wardrobe changes! Plus get your dry cleaning naked and skip the plastic with a 4-in-1 reusable bag! Responsible for taking close to 3 million pounds of plastic out of the eco system all across the US and in 25 counties.

www.thegreengarmento.com


TOTALEE HAIR

Breathe new life into your hair with essential oxygenated oils and powerful superfoods.  TotaLee Haircare lives at the intersection of science and beauty, merging “State of the Heart” naturally-derived ingredients with phenomenal formulas for TotaLee incredible hair.  Designed for all hair types, celebrity hair stylist Lee Rittiner believes gorgeous salon hair can start at home.

www.totaleehair.com


VAYA 

Tyffyns are lunchboxes designed to ensure you enjoy your meal at its freshest. Made from food-grade stainless steel, Tyffyns use vacuum insulation technology to keep your food the way you pack it, warm or cold. Carry the Tyffyn in style with the BagMat shoulder bag which unzips to become a full place mat.

www.vayalife.com


WETSLEEVE

Designed for anyone with an active lifestyle, this innovative and lightweight product offers the ability to “wear” hydration on-the-go without disrupting your athletic rhythm. Worn right on the forearm, the Wetsleeve comes with an embedded 12oz refillable reservoir made of FDA approved food-grade materials and a mouthpiece towards the wrist. The sleeve is ergonomically fitted, compresses after every sip to minimize sloshing, features a breathable mesh layer to avoid sweat buildup, and has built-in insulation to keep contents cool.

www.wetsleeve.com


YOUTH BLAST 

Revolutionary anti-aging supplement from Age InterventionRX that builds collagen from the outside in and inside out. Bonus Gift:  creator Renee Lynn’s proprietary age-erasing 24k Gold Facial protocol.

www.youthblast.net


 -Rhonda Erb

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