Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt’s Bees who co-founded the natural cosmetics company, has died. He was 80. An image of Burt’s face with his untamed beard was featured on Burt’s Bees product labels.
If you are anything like me you absolutely love makeup but sometimes find quicker is better. Especially if you don’t have a lot of time in the morning. Lately I have been looking up other makeup artists to learn their techniques and have also been looking up different techniques on the internet. One quick makeup “hack” I have found to be very useful lately (and a big money saver) is taking some contact solution and putting a couple drops into an old, flaky mascara. The solution will help smooth out the dried up mascara inside the tube so that you can use it all up. But word of caution, if you have had the mascara for longer than 3 months be sure to discard it. Having any makeup product past a certain point can result in infections, breakouts and more.
I know that many times I would go an buy a whole new thing of mascara not knowing that there was still mascara left over in the tubes. When I found out about the contact solution trick I couldn’t wait to share it. Now we can all save money & time and have beautiful lashes once again! So check out the contact solution trick and let me know what you think.
Today I presented “The Resistance Band workout.”
Watch the segment here: http://wspa.com/2015/07/03/its-a-glam-thing/
The Resistance Band workout
Hold resistance band taunt shoulder height, arms width apart
Open arms as wide as you can
Return arms back to starting position (make sure band stays nice and taunt)
3 sets 10-20 reps
Place band both hands to your left side and rise your right hand up in a V motion
Bring hand back to left side (nice and controlled going up and down)
3 sets 10-20 reps
Place band both hands to your right side and rise your left hand up in a V motion
Bring hand back to right side (nice and controlled going up and down)
3 sets 10-20 reps
Violife’s Slim Uno Portable Manicure Kit is one of the cutest and practical nail accessories I have come across in a long time. I love that this accessory has four attachments to cure any nail emergency at any time, at home or on the go. Violife’s Slim Uno is available in a variety of bright colors along with a travel pouch so you can take it with you everywhere. The manicure tool has four attachments and is located in a sleek pen-like container. I especially like this feature because the tools are always clean and ready for use.
As you can see below, the four attachments include a Cuticle Pusher, Shaping File, Emery Board and Buffer Board. The attachments provide everything you need for your manicure, a quick touch up or a nail emergency (which I have all the time). Violife’s Slim Uno is battery powered (battery included) and come with 2 Replacement Pads, 1 for the emery board and 1 for the Buffer. Slim Uno does an incredible job on acrylic nails. The power of the tool allows the emery board to shape and smooth broken and chipped nails in no time and with ease. This manicure tool will become your best find.
Violife’s Slim Uno Portable Manicure Kit makes a perfect gift. I am putting one in a basket I am making for my niece’s bridal shower. My daughter wants a Violife’s Slim Uno Portable Manicure Kit to take to school in the fall. You will find Slim Uno along with other great travel products at www.violife.com
Have you ever been on vacation and found it hard to keep up with your skincare routine? If you are anything like me, when being on vacation you dont want to be bothered with things like that. Mainly because you may get tired :). I know its horrible for a beauty enthusiast to say. Having spent about 3 1/2 days in St. Augustine FL, with the incredible heat I found that there was no reason to do to much knowing it would get sweated off but still lathered up with sunscreen. I love my skincare routine so today I am going to share my steps on how I “baby step” my way back into a healthy skincare regimen. By healthy I mean no more soda, alcohol, fried foods etc. You know all the stuff we tend to eat and drink when on vacation lol.
When I got home the first thing I did was unpack all my skincare products and put them back in their original places. I did this thinking that if my mind was set to know they were back in place I would automatically do it tonight. If I kept them in their bag then it would probably be that I would not cleanse my face at all. Next, I went straight to the fridge and filled my water bottle up. Another “mind trick” that if it was already done more than likely I would start drinking and filling it up from then on.
Next get rid of all junk food!!! Junk food is one of the culprits to breakouts, dry skin etc. It literally will suck the life out of your skin. If that means finishing everthing then go ahead and do so but it will be out of the house. This will also help if you want to start back on your healthy eating. I find that if I do that then I have no choice but to eat all the healthy stuff. *wink* lol
So these are just 3 “mind tricks” you can take to help you get back in the swing of things. If you have any other ones I would love to hear how you get things started. Have som skincare fun!
A Message from the PROS: ARE YOUR FEET READY TO BARE IT ALL?
Will your feet dare to go bare this spring and summer? Whether you prefer gladiator styles or simple flip flops, your feet go on display as soon as the weather warms up and they stay that way almost until the first frost. However, if your feet have been stuck in boots all winter, you may need some foot repair that goes beyond an ordinary “pedi.”
The good news is CeraVe® has made it so easy to begin treating your feet, helping to conquer dryness and rough patches on your heels and the balls of your feet. CeraVe® Renewing SA Foot Cream, previously available only at a podiatrist’s office, is now available in the drugstore and it can help your feet in several key ways.
CeraVe® Renewing SA Foot Cream contains salicylic acid, ammonium lactate, ceramides, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid. You won’t find this quintet at your local nail salon! Salicylic acid and ammonium lactate help by exfoliating dry, rough skin, loosening dead skin cells; smoothing and softening skin to let your skin’s natural beauty shine through. Without eliminating this dry top layer, nothing can really get in to begin the work of making your feet ready to go bare! Ceramides, the foundation of the CeraVe® brand, help replace lipid levels in compromised skin to help repair, restore and maintain the skin’s natural barrier. They also help by preventing water loss from the skin. They nourish and hydrate with CeraVe® patented MVE® controlled release technology.
Niacinamide supports the skin’s natural production of ceramides and fatty acids essential for restoring and repairing the skin barrier. Finally, hyaluronic acid works as a humectant that attracts water to the skin and ensures that skin remains hydrated.
For your own foot care regimen, cleanse feet with CeraVe® Hydrating Cleanser. Apply moisturizer and follow with CeraVe® Renewing SA Foot Cream. Do this twice a day before sandal season begins to get your feet ready for any and every style of footwear your heart desires. Dry, rough skin should never be a deciding factor in what shoes you buy. If your feet look great, only your wallet should have a deciding vote!
CeraVe® Renewing SA Foot Cream is available at many podiatrist offices, and now online, at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide with an SRP of $10.99 (3 oz. tube). For more information, please visit: www.cerave.com.
About Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC:
Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC, is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in
the areas of dermatology, eye health, consumer healthcare and other pharmaceutical products. More information about Valeant Pharmaceuticals can be found at www.valeant.com.
Temperatures hitting 90 degrees or more in many parts of the country this week have a lot of us heading to the beach or the pool trying to keep cool. But with such a wide range of swimsuit trends this year, there’s something out there to help every woman look HOT! Here are some of the hottest swimwear trends for 2015 that I shared on FOX46 “Good Day Charlotte” this week:
Trends #1 & #2: Flutter Tops and Tribal Prints
Fluttery, flouncy tops and tribal prints will be everywhere this summer! My first model, Rachel Petsiavas, looked amazing in this fabulous Tribal Set from Despi Beachwear.
Whether you choose fringes (like this one) or soft ruffles, these tops are a super cute way to add volume to the look of your bust without padding. And they’re great for adding movement when you walk! Also be on the lookout for fresh and bold detailed tribal patterns in a multitude of colors in women’s swimwear this summer. Find this look at www.despibeachwear.com
Trend #3: Sheer Mesh Panels
Fellow Glam Gal Elizabeth Colen wore this white hot one-piece from Minnow Bathers to illustrate the trend toward mesh paneling. It’s a great way to show “a little something” while still being mostly covered!
The Eddie Bather has a curved central mesh panel in front and is sexy low cut in back. It’s fully lined and available in sizes XS-XL. If you like a more sporty or athletic look, this could be a great option for you. Want to add a little more glam? Try some silver and gold jewelry-inspired temporary tattoos! Get the Eddie Bather at www.minnowbathers.com
Trend #4: High-Waist Bikini Bottoms
Hannah Sailor showed one of my favorite of this year’s trends: High-Waisted Bikini bottoms. As you might guess, these are a great option if you don’t happen to have perfectly sculpted abs and hips. But the Cassie suit from Cleo Swim by Panache really does look fantastic on a wide variety of body types. Either way, this classic retro look helps create a beautiful hourglass figure and will have you feeling super confident walking around the beach!
Cleo Swim by Panache is the perfect swimsuit line for women who wear a size D-cup and larger. www.panache-lingerie.com/us/products/list/cleo-swim-by-panache
Trend #5: Cropped Tops
Crop tops are not only popular on the streets this year, but also on the beach. On the street, they are meant to reveal a little skin; at the beach, use them to cover up a little!
The Kalos Crop Top from Guria Beachwear is a great example of this trend and Amanda Knolle looked super sexy sporting this look! The top is made of high-quality swimwear material, but is perfect for wear in or out of the water.
Pair it with Guria’s cute matching crochet detail bikini bottoms (in American and Brazilian cuts) and a gold body chain for a summer beach look that can’t be beaten! Find this fabulous swimsuit combination and many other great options at www.guriabeachwear.com.br!
Trend #6: Sexy One-Pieces
Many thanks again to Guria Beachwear for providing the perfect example of my final beachwear trend: the Sexy One-Piece. Brittany Bass wowed in this classic glam look! The Favela – Plunge One-Piece in American and Brazilian cuts is an unmistakable reminder that the maillot is no longer considered matronly and that all sorts of women now realize that skimpier does not always mean sexier… Ooh-la-la!