To shave or not to shave...


Meet DERMAFLASH 2.0: This sleek device does the trick for exfoliation while removing peach fuzz, dead skin cells, and built-up debris. Dermaflash also evens out your skin tone and allows makeup to set evenly on your face. Your skin feels smoother and you're left with a healthy glow. It's super easy to use and takes about 5-10 minutes, so if you're someone always on the go and can't quite take the time for an office visit, this product will happily meet your needs. I've personally been shaving my face for years, I was never a fan of peach fuzz or dry skin so when Dermaflash developed this patented, safe and hygienic at-home device, needless to say, I was thrilled to receive it and now experience it first hand. 


1. Cleanse your skin with the PREFLASH cleanser and pat dry.

2. Insert a new Edge into your DERMAFLASH and start the treatment right in front of your ear, at the top of your cheekbone.

3. With your other hand, hold your skin tight and use short, feathery strokes. Glide the DERMAFLASH inward towards your nose over the contours of your cheek and the entire side of your face.

4. Avoid the eyelid, eyebrows, hairline, and sides of the nose and lips. 

5. Don't go over any facial area more than once. 

6. After - apply a thin layer of the POSTFLASH hydrator or one of my favorites Instytutum's Serum or lifting cream over your face and enjoy your glow!

7. Once a week is all you need - your peach fuzz will not grow in thicker!

 Small enough to travel with

Small enough to travel with

 Dermaflash comes with: blades/cleanser & hydrator / charger / Make sure to remove the plastic covering inside the charger before using. Remove the blade before placing into the charger. Dermaflash was invented by a woman for women so thank you, Dara Levy, for giving women an option to safely and happily get rid of unwanted facial hair and exfoliate dry skin at home.

 Instytutum Products I use with Dermaflash / Use Discount Code BEFLAWLESS

Instytutum Products I use with Dermaflash / Use Discount Code BEFLAWLESS


 Pull your skin tight and use short, feathery strokes. Glide the DERMAFLASH inward towards your nose over the contours of your cheek and the entire side of your face. Be sure to skip over any cuts or pimples. Enjoy the look of your smooth skin after you apply your makeup.

 Buster - Always Curious...

Buster - Always Curious...

Dispense your used blade with the push of a button. It's that easy, that safe. Send me an email if you have any questions. 

                         “Confidence breeds beauty.” Estee Lauder

Thank you for reading.. xo janet


Are you familiar with Veronica Beard? Veronica & fun is that... this sisters-in-law duo are double the fabulous fashion and they just opened their doors here in L.A. on Melrose Place and have quickly turned into the hottest boutique.


I don't have a lot of red in my closet, but I sure love these red boots. I'm getting more wear out of them than I thought I would.  This gray cropped cashmere is from White + Warren


The perfect blushing bag from Mansur Gavriel - Mini Lady Bag


Calling all jean jacket lovers... from Veronica Beard - The Cara Jean Jacket  is a season-less wardrobe staple. 

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Add these Veronica Beard Flor Sandals to your summer collection.

“There’s a shade of red for every woman.” —Audrey Hepburn
xo janet


If you're a mother you know this look!! And I'll take it any-day. Who knew being a mom would bring so much joy... Trust me, I am holding on tight...but honestly I let go daily. I had this handsome boy late in the game and beyond grateful to be a mother. My husband and I have raised an independent thinker, traveler and blessed to be part of his journey. To all of you mothers out there... and yes to the moms of our special 4-legged beings. Have a fabulous day. To my mom... I love you, thank you for being a stron female and always letting me go to experience my journey. 


Mother's Day is quickly approaching. Are you still deciding what to get your mom, grandma, sister or friend? I know there's a lot of lovely and inspiring women in my life that I enjoy celebrating on this day and every day. I've put together a list of a few items that will hopefully spark an idea for your shopping list.

ANTHROPOLOGIE HOME GOODS: Anthropologie has unique and fun home goods right now that include pretty plates, cheese boards, glasses and more.

 Give your Mom a big KISS with this  Boca Mug

Give your Mom a big KISS with this Boca Mug

DISH TOWELS: Lighten up the kitchen.

FUN SHOES: Who doesn't enjoy shoes...glorious shoes.

APPLE WATCH: I use mine every day and have become attached to it. It's great to receive incoming calls and texts on, as well as tracking your workouts and fitness stats. My favorite highlight of the Apple Watch - It tells me when to stand up and reminds me to take deep breaths.  

COZY PJS: One of my favorite items to gift and receive is a comfy pair of PJs.


WORKOUT WEAR: Can't go wrong with the Sweaty Betty lifestyle and fitness brand. Their new collection launched at Nordstrom this month.

NEW PURSE: Time for a new bag? 

HAT ATTACK: What's better to enjoy the beach or pool with than a stylish hat? Protect your skin, while looking fab.

Who doesn't love or need a good soak in the tub! Osmia Organic Tea Bath

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Can't leave out the gifts from your 4-legger. Love this Capri Collection - Collar & Leash 

 Coming Soon!  Franne Golde  - The Grateful Gardenia Petite Capsule Collection 

Coming Soon! Franne Golde - The Grateful Gardenia Petite Capsule Collection 

FRANNE GOLDE:  I have teamed up with Franne Golde to bring our readers The Grateful Gardenia Petite Capsule Collection. Our sizes run up to a petite size 12. You can sign up on Franne's website to be notified when they arrive! We're so excited to bring to you our passion for fashion and that "easy breezy" style along with Franne's "magic pants."   

                    "I've never met a leopard print I didn't like"     Diana Vreeland           Have a wonderful Mother's Day, I hope it's full of love. Thank you, Derek, for our beautiful son. xxo Janet



If you're in the the mood for shopping and saving, Intermix is having up to 75% sale, and adding new items everyday. I've added my favorite find, this Amelia Bow Tie Floral Top. Have fun shopping, there's a lot of great finds!  


Yes.. these boots are comfortable and a fun burst of color. This Gucci bag is about 15 years old, it's always a good idea to invest in those pieces that really never go out of style, so if you have a few hiding in your closet...bust them out! 


Earrings from Encircle NYC


Ciao for now! 

xoxo Janet


Are you ready for a healthy meal for you and your family in under 10 minutes? Are you a fan of health and wellness...feeling fulfilled and energized? Check out Daily Harvest, they're on a mission to make nutrient-dense, plant-based foods more accessible than ever before....and might I add so satisyfing!


If you and your household are on the go and you'd love to be consistent with healthy food but find yourself short on time? Daily Harvest is a personal favorite and a convenient way to eat healthily, and... yes,  Super Fast. They focus on convenience without compromise. They deliver the meals frozen to your doorstep, and you can pick from a variety of different types and flavors. You Choose from Smoothies, Harvest Bowls, Soups, Lattes, Overnight Oats, Chia Parfaits, and Sundaes. You can get weekly or monthly deliveries and pick the amount of cups you want each week or month. There's a lot of buzz about Daily Harvest; Serena Williams along with Gwyneth Paltrow, Shaun White and Bobby Flay who was so impressed he begged the founders to let him invest. Use Discount Code gratefulgardenia at checkout - 3 free cups in your first order!


So Simple - Go to their website and begin to build your box. Choose any combination of superfood eats / 2-check your doorstep / 3 -pop in your freezer, blend, soak or heat / 4- Feel energized and healthy! 

Don't forget to Use my discount code:  gratefulgardenia at checkout.    *3 free cups in your first order!

I can't tell you how delicious these are. After you blend your organic smoothie pour back into the cup and off you go!  It's such a great feeling when you find healthy meals and snacks that satisfy you & your household.

It's Convenient - It's Customizable - The Family Loves It - Plenty of Variety and you're treating yourself to a "daily harvest"

 Use my Coupon Code gratefulgardenia for 3 free cups in your first order!

Here's to your health. Please email me for any questions or DM Daily Harvest. Follow Daily Harvest on their Instagram @dailyharvest  Facebook @daily Harvest


Bloomingdale's is having a major friends and family sale from April 6th-15th. You can get 25% off and for every $100 you spend you get a $25 gift card. You don't want to miss out! I've scoured the site and picked some of my favorite items from my most-loved brands.

Happy shopping!

Thanks for reading!

xoxo Janet


I have been posting many of my favorite outfits and beauty products on Instagram with direct links on where to buy these items via  I know this can be a bit confusing, I've included a step by step of how to do this and I hope this can clear up any questions. Send me an email or DM me on my Instagram account. I'll be happy to send you direct links if you're not on Instagram or Facebook.


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1. Follow me on Instagram @janetgunngratefulgardenia 

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2. Download the app

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3. Follow me on the app

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4. Screenshot my Instagram posts

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5. Whenever I post a picture you can screenshot the photo and it will send it directly to the app for you to shop! You can also sign up for emails and my outfits or product picks will be sent directly to your inbox! It's that easy!

Thanks again for following and subscribing! I always appreciate your kind comments.    xoxo Janet


Getting "schooled" by Anine Bing


I am a fan of any blazer Anine Bing designs. She focuses on statement pieces and luxurious basics without chasing trends or fads. Blazers never lose their appeal and give you that polished look along with a little glam.


This Petit Alice Bag comes in two sizes and colors. You can shop the post here.


I've added this Vintage Chanel Flower Pin from  Rocks & Silk.   Call boutique for availability. 

 Earrings by Encircle NYC

Earrings by Encircle NYC

Is anyone else excited as I am that highrise jeans are back? Do you have a favorite pair of highrise? Every woman needs a crisp blazer in her closet, and a grey pinstripe is classic. This fitted and cropped blazer can also be worn alone with a silk cami and paired with your favorite denim, for extra versatility.

Go be Fabuous!

xoxo Janet



We Go Big We Go Bold

Last year Chico's reached out to me for a little social media love and since then it's been an exciting experience filled with love. In February, Chico's invited a group of influencers to NYC to meet and chat about being a woman, being bold and what that means. We celebrated how it's not about growing old, it's about growing bold and really enjoying this journey of living our life without rules that have been placed upon us. These meetings have led to beautiful relationships and lots of fun! Not only is the Chico's team of women wonderful, smart and supportive, they're open and ready to blow the doors open to Living Your Best Life. It's not all about clothes, it's the message. Below are a few fun photos of their Spring Launch, How Bold Are You Campaign at Joe's Pub along with speeches from influential women including Former Editor in Chief of More Magazine, Lesley Jane Seymour and award winning actress, Tracee Ellis Ross and a special performance by actress and singer, Molly Ringwald. 


Tracee Ellis Ross - Breaking down another societal taboo, Chico’s emboldens women to embrace their age by sharing how bold they are. Chico’s discovered that most of the women interviewed don’t feel middle-aged at all nor do they define themselves by their age. They enjoy expressing themselves through fashion and living life on their terms. Check out the video.

Photos: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Chico’s


Yes, that's Molly Ringwald from Sixteen Candles who recently turned 50. Molly performed with her band on stage here at Joe's Pub


NYC MARCH 12: Lesley Jane Seymour speaks onstage at Chico’s #HowBoldAreYou "Our goal is to inspire women everywhere to join together in the next necessary movement: The fight against ageism."


NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 12: Bloggers (L-R) Tonya ParkerJamie LewingerLisa Hale and Susan Kanoff


Tanya FosterElaine DavisCatherine Grace O’ConnellDeborah Boland

Chico’s celebrates every moment in a woman’s life and encourages her to grow bolder rather than older. 


Chico’s President, Diane Ellis:  “We are a company for women, run by women, celebrating women. Our stated mission is to support fabulous, fun, and fearless women in all that they do. We are uniquely positioned to speak authentically on aging with positivity."


Thank you Chico's for bringing us all together. Getting to know you and all these beautiful women has been a gift and a daily dose of inspiration. #wegobigwegobold

Photos: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Chico’s)


This Olie face oil has brought a welcomed rosy glow to my skin and is giving back to those in need. Olie Biologique is launching its first collaborative product, RoseGlow Drops Daily Radiance Face Oil, with LA-based lifestyle blogger and one of my favorite influencers Melissa Meyers.


 RoseGlow Drops Daily Radiance Face Oil features a blend of rosehip, sea buckthorn, pomegranate, raspberry, camellia, pumpkin and carrot seed oils, which are known to improve skin’s radiance and texture. This oil has been formulated for use on all skin types, and has deep moisturizing properties that are perfect for dry or aging skin. As with all of Olie Biologique products, the oil is organic, paraben-free and has zero synthetics, toxins or chemical irritants. 


The new facial oil combines an antioxidant-rich blend of organic fruit seed and plant botanicals to deeply hydrate skin, reduce inflammation, and brighten complexion.. The oil also combines ylang-ylang, palmarosa, and frankincense essential oils with mood-boosting properties perfect for any time of day.


Linda Thompson, founder of Olie Biologique, is a pioneer in face oils of all types, and says of this launch, “We think everyone should have access to our line of face oils, the modern moisturizer, but the reality is that beauty and skincare products are a luxury to many, especially to those for whom fresh produce is out of reach. RoseGlow Drops deliver much-needed nourishment to the skin and also to those in need: one bottle sold means one week of fresh fruits and vegetables via Project Angel Food.”

 Linda Thompson - Founder  Olie Biologique / Richard Ayoub - Executive Director / Project Angel Food / Melissa Meyers - Founder - The Glow Girl

Linda Thompson - Founder  Olie Biologique / Richard Ayoub - Executive Director / Project Angel Food / Melissa Meyers - Founder - The Glow Girl

Melissa and Linda shared a desire to create a product that would give back. Five dollars from the sale of every bottle of RoseGlow Drops will go towards Project Angel Food to provide a week’s worth of fresh fruits and vegetables to those battling serious illnesses.


The campaign surrounding RoseGlow Drops promotes their mission by encouraging fans to share their photos with the hashtags #theglowthatgivesback, #unselfishselfcare and #selfcareforgood. I'm so proud of Melissa and her partnership with Olie and the fact that every bottle gives back to Project Angel Food.


I use to be apprehensive about applying oil to my face, I would just imagine the possible breakouts. Now, these RoseGlow drops are a welcomed part of my daily routine. When I travel I apply over my face a neck. Not only does it feel fantastic, but the fragrance is beautiful. During the day just pat a little onto your skin and you're good to Glow! 

Olìe Biologique is a complete brand of bespoke, organic, oil-based and nourishing skin rejuvenators for men and women – and are even safe enough for babies. Olìe oils are finely handcrafted and harmonious in design with devotion to clean, non-competing ingredients.  With minimal packaging and maximum benefits, our certified organic skincare oils are harvested without taking advantage of the earth. 100% pure and equally luxurious, Olìe Biologique products contain the best botanical ingredients proven effective throughout time. 

I wish Melissa & Linda much success with the RoseGlow Drops and their partnership with Project Angel Food. #justkeepglowing

xo Janet


Valentine's Day Countdown. I've put together a few gift ideas for Cupid's day to treat your man, your mom, your bestie, or yourself. Have fun spreading a little LOVE on Valentine's Day and every day.


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Stunning rose arrangement from J'Adore Les Fleurs

  Bedhead  - Wild thing 

Bedhead - Wild thing 

Bring out the "Wild thing" in you this Valentine's Day

 All you need is LOVE...  Sydney Evans Jewelry - 

All you need is LOVE... Sydney Evans Jewelry - 

  Queen Bitter  - $70. 18 1/2 inches

Queen Bitter - $70. 18 1/2 inches

Each test tube is handmade fresh when you order and individually hand poured with high-end organic ingredients which will evoke the holistic aspect of the mind, body and spirit connection. What a loving way to treat yourself. Great Gift!!


 Love this message!   AHA Life: Shaving Kit Bag

Love this message! AHA Life: Shaving Kit Bag

 Ok.... I laughed out loud when  I saw this!

Ok.... I laughed out loud when I saw this!


If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever. ~ Winnie the Pooh