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Entrepreneur/ Writer/ Radio-Host

Monday, December 2, 2013

It's Cyber Monday And Here are Five Websites that Your Should Order From Year Round

December 2, 2013 is Cyber Monday. While millions will be purchasing goods and services to give during the holiday season, I would like to suggests five sites that should be book marked to return to over and over throughout 2014.

1. The Gilded Nut Snack Co.

If you know a pistachio connoisseur, The Gilded Nut Snack Co. is the perfect gift to give them.  Formerly John's Nuts, The Gilded Nut Snack Co. was founded by John Powers in 2012 and has fast become a favorite gift to give my corporate clients, family, and friends. I order the original blend for my snacking pleasure. The Gilded Nut Snack Co. also make excellent gifts for the holiday party host.

The Gilded Nut Snack Co. never uses preservatives, flavor additives, food colorings, binding agents, added sugar or other unhealthy ingredients. The Gilded Nut Snack Co. flavored pistachios are made in small batches with jumbo size U.S. Extra #1 pistachios from California, first cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, and pure herbs and spices. The pistachios are cholesterol free, heart-healthy and rich in protein and fiber. Your taste buds will love them, and your body will be grateful.
You can order them on line here.

2. Wifed Up Tees

With so many negative images of women, especially women of color, on television, seeing a movement to promote positive relationships had me hooked at "hello". Last year, I was introduced to the creative genius behind  Wifed Up tees, Dana Body. I was immediately impressed with her tenacity to keep her dreams alive to not only create a fashion line but a movement. Her tees are made of soft fabrics with hot designs, and poetry written by Dana. Wifed Up offers a fashionable voice for well deserving wives.
Genma Holmes on air interviewing Traci Otey Blunt in a Wife Up tee.
Whenever I wear a Wifed Up tee, the compliments are non stop. I have worn my tees with jeans, evening pants, dressed up a pencil skirt, and added pizazz under a blazer on causal Friday. Buy a tee that will empower, inspire, and motivate today's fashionista. You can find Wifed Up designers tees here.

3. Kara's Creations Jewelry

An attorney, pr professional, and an event planner, Kara Thompson began designing jewelry to relax. Encouraged by family and friends who would often buy her dazzling pieces right off her arm, Kara launched Kara's Creation Jewelry. Kara's Creations Jewelry specializes in original, handcrafted beaded pieces in semi-precious gemstones and unique materials that complement any outfit or occasion.

Genma Holmes on News Channel 5 Urban Outlook wearing Kara's Creation Jewelry.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Kara's Creations are enjoyed by customers around the country.  In addition to the pieces on our website, Kara's Creations can also create a custom design just for you. At a recent trunk show in Nashville held at Essence Day Spa, I bought several bracelets that made their media debut on my wrist in several interviews. Every television and radio host and producer raved about my beautiful combination that made my media appearances even more festive.  If you desire a custom creation, please email Kara at for information. To see more of her beautiful baubles, click here.

4. Windsor Neckwear

Windsor Neckwear, founded by Mike McPherson and Mace Neal, III,  offers handmade 100% woven silk bow ties and neckties with high thread counts, self tipping and wool blend inner linings to create a neckwear masterpiece that you will enjoy for years to come.  Each silk neckties and bow ties are limited edition because only 25 pieces of each design is offered. Windsor Neckwear believes in making quality products along with providing excellent customer service at a supreme value.  

In 2013, I got to know Mike and Mace personally. Their commitment to their family and community was my motivator to buy bow ties for several of my customers.  I also wear their bow ties...often. Windsor Neckwear has been featured in numerous publications like Mocha Market, the Nashville Business Journal, the Nashville Scene, and the Nashville Post to name a few.  

Windsor Neckwear has recently launched their line of men shoes.  They are running specials throughout the holiday season, so stock up on accessories for the man with impeccable taste. To see more of their neckwear line and other men accessories, go here.

5. Solo Noir

Men have become as conscious of their skincare as women. And rightly so. You only get one chance to make a first impression. Solo Noir, founded by Andrea Polk, is a complete grooming line for men featuring 100% organic 2-in-1 grooming products. For years, the male grooming market has been overlooked and Solo Noir is the solution to the market's void. Solo Noir offers cutting edge skin care technologies coupled with organic ingredients to achieve skin perfection in our consumers. 

The handsome men in my life have all suffered from various skincare issues. The products that I gave them would often aggravate their problems. On a trip to California, my oldest son bought Solo Noir at a boutique. He noticed right away that his skin felt different. His skin did not feel "stripped" or "peely". After several weeks of use, he recommended the line to his brother and his father. They are now loyal users of Solo Noir.

 Solo Noir addressed their battle with constant ingrown hairs, blotchy skin imperfections while restoring skin elasticity. Solo Noir also moisturizes and protects as well as promotes smooth and healthy skin.

Solo Noir is a provider of premier grooming products for men. To see the full line of skin care products click here.

Please let them know I sent you. Happy Shopping!

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