Archive for April 19th, 2011

A New Survey Reveals What Women Can Do Without

Although I’m as vain as the next person, I must admit I was somewhat surprised by the recent findings of a national survey commissioned by L’Bel USA that gauged women’s attitudes on beauty, products, and lifestyle choices. According to the survey, women are willing to give up coffee, chocolate, and even sex for one week rather than part with their favorite beauty product. It also reported that they would more likely give up their favorite pair of shoes or jeans than their favorite skincare or makeup product. Conducted by TNS, the online survey reached a national sample of 1,321 American women ages 18 and 0lder. Some other interesting findings included the following:

Three-quarters of women (76 percent) report that they carry a makeup/skincare-related product in their purse regularly. Lipstick/lip gloss (63 percent) topped the list of items.

The top-ranked item that women reported as being a must-have when going out at night was their lipstick/lip gloss. Six in 10 women (59 percent) prefer lip gloss to lotion (17 percent), fragrance (12 percent), foundation/concealer (9 percent), and mascara (6 percent).

While I rarely leave the house without mascara, I’d probably do more than just consider it before going cold turkey on chocolate. Then again, I have a ravenous sweet tooth. What would you go without?

The Leading Hotels of the World Offers
Club Members Hometown Benefits

As Bon Jovi likes to ask, “Who says you can’t go home?” (Yes, that’s the Jersey girl in me shining through.) And now home is even more enticing for members of The Leading Hotels of the World’s Leaders Club if their hometown is London, New York City, or Paris. Club members residing in the metropolitan areas of those three cities can now enjoy “Home Benefits,’ which includes specials and food, complimentary cocktails, spas products, and more at Leading Hotels in their home city. The program was launched in these particular locations because they all have multiple Leading Hotels and large numbers of Leaders Club members. “Home Benefits are an exciting new way to engage our Leaders Club members,” says president and CEO Ted Teng. “We are constantly looking at way s to provide value to our customers and increase business to our member hotels. These extended Leaders Club benefits encourage members who live in the vicinity of London. New York City, and Paris to experience the exceptional facilities and services of nearby hotels without spending the night away from home.” To find out more about the program, click here.

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