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Some weeks are simply exhausting weeks. We cram so much into our schedules that we hardly have time to relax. After a few weeks or a few months it can catch up to us.This last week it happened to me. I hit a wall...got sick and could barely move off of my couch. Nothing...no energy for anything, no emails, no appetite and no putting on my makeup. Finally I surrendered and dragged myself late afternoon on Tuesday for a doctor's appointment. Thankfully I did and finally Thursday I started getting my energy back.I know the secret to keeping a healthy...

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The eyes are the windows to the soul....In the speakeasy world of 42 Dubonnet, the wink of the eye is the secret password to the most alluring you.  This week I engaged in an exercise known as eyegazing, where you stare into another person's eyes for a sustained period of time…4 minutes to be exact.  Have you ever stared into someone's eyes for a long period of time? It's uncomfortable, isn't it? The practice of eyegazing originates back to Ancient tantric tradition as a way to deepen intimacy. In recent years, Eye Gazing Parties have become a fad that fast became a popular...

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Last week I went to Cuba for the first time. As the prohibition era was once a time of hidden speakeasies, until recently for most Americans Cuba had been hidden.During the 1920s, the time of prohibition, many Americans went to Cuba. Vibrant bars sprung up to ease the Americans into their a new era of no libations. Little did anyone know only a few short decades later, Cuba would become the new prohibition to the Americans.Right before I left, I spoke to an old Cuban guy here in Miami. He reminisced about the old Havana, Cuba...I could see a twinkle...

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We all have our little secrets! This week we'd like to share three with you about 42 Dubonnet. Secret #1 Our first secret is that 42 Dubonnet is the address of our imaginary speakeasy. Our Art Deco packaging reflects the Prohibition era secrecy of the address. Dubonnet and all of our lipsticks and lip glosses are named after drinks that were popular during Prohibition.   Secret #2 The second secret is about our packaging. We support the Everglades Foundation and inside our packaging there is a pattern showing a scene of wildlife in the Everglades. That scene is the background...

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A few weeks ago, we sent Valentina Patruno, Miss Venezuela World '03,  samples of 42 Dubonnet Makeup. We waited with baited breath. She was so sweet and kind and shared a video of her opening our package and share how much she loved the packaging. So far so good! But would she like our products? We hoped that once she tried our products, she would love them. We hoped, but of course you always worry and wonder. Last week, my mom and I were so thrilled she shared how much she loved our product on instagram. She said "Loved loved...

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