Archives for September 2010

September 29, 2010

Bobbie Thomas, Today Show Style Editor, is on the road with the LATISSE® Wishes Challenge Seminar

The first time I interviewed Today Show Style Editor, Bobbie Thomas, the LATISSE® Wishes Challenge  was just getting underway.

It was June, and Bobbie  explained how LATISSE® was the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment available to grow eyelashes longer, fuller and darker, and how Make-A-Wish Foundation®, a well know organization  that  grants wishes to children with life threatening illnesses, partnered with LATISSE® along  with three Challenge Team Ambassadors Kathy Ireland, Bobbie Thomas, and Chelsie Hightower to not only raise money for Make-A-Wish, but create a great opportunity for consumers  to try LATISSE®

As we concluded that interview, the LATISSE® Wishes Challenge was off and running. From the start, it was a win-win situation.

To participate all you had to do was choose your team, (Kathy, Bobbie, or Chelsie), and make a minimum donation of $20.00. Allergan, the makers of LATISSE®, would double your donation (with a maximum donation of $250.00) and send you a LATISSE® free trial certificate valued at $120.00.

On Monday, September 27, I had the pleasure of speaking with Bobbie, once again, while in Chicago doing a LATISSE® educational seminar. There was such a great energy in her voice I knew she had some good news to share with me.

To date, the LATISE® Wishes Challenge had not only raised $377,998, but extended the campaign through November 30, 2010.

Not only do you still have time to get involved , but there are 3 addional seminar events coming up where you’ll have an opportunity to meet Bobbie Thomas  in person and get the scoop on the latest fashion trends!!  You’ll also “Get in the know” about LATISSE®  from a nationally known oculoplastic surgeon with expertise in facial aesthetics.

Check the list below, and come on “GLAM GALS”…. There is NO cost for this educational seminar, but seating is limited, so RSVP today!!  At the event, you’ll receive a free LATISSE® trial certificate, and opportunity to schedule a complimentary appointment with a local doctor to find out if Latisse® is right for you.

This is one event you won’t want to miss!

ATLANTA – Oct. 4 at 6:30-8:30 p.m.To RSVP, email or call 310-309-1010  Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
PHEONIX – Oct. 18 at 6:30-8:30 p.m.To RSVP, email or call 310-309-1010               Hilton Scottsdale  6333 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85250
LAS VEGAS – Oct. 25 at 6:30-8:30 p.m.To RSVP, email or call [phone number coming soon) The Venetian Las Vegas 3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109
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September 29, 2010

Keeping that warm summer glow….

Keeping that Warm Summer Glow….

B. Bronz


Let me just say that I wish I had discovered B. Bronz last spring…..but now that I have found them, I am going to be keeping that subtle tan all year long! Now I am not one for tanning…………blonde, blue eyed and VERY fair…..I normally get described as the pale one……and there are times I make Casper the friendly Ghost look tan! My mother developed skin cancer in the 1980’s and it was then I ever gave up trying to get a tan.  I have tried self tanners, but they always end up looking streaky and (gulp) even worse, make me look orange.  Tanning booths definitely not my style, and would never use one after the World Health Report on them.  I’ve been tempted to try the airbrush tanner, but even when I’ve been at the hair and beauty shows, I’ve seen people orange and looking like “The Jersey Shore” cast.  So, I’ve told myself that I had to accept that all those cute shorts and short skirts would never work because my legs would blind someone! Well, pale no more!

Not a dark tan, and better yet, not an orangey tan, just a subtle flawless natural looking tan.  Kind of like I had spent the summer in Maui! And man, does it ever make the blue eyes pop! And who is to thank for helping me overcome letting some skin show?? Kelly Richardson of B. Bronz.  ( Of course it doesn’t hurt that Kelly was added to the list of InStyle Magazine’s 2009 “Beauty Blitz” list of tanning “Pros” .  Her products are also used by the most commanding individuals including: The San Francisco 49er Gold Rush Cheerleaders; Contestants competing for the titles of Miss California and Miss Oregon; and all of the competitors in the International Natural Bodybuilding Association and the Natural Olympia. A demanding bunch indeed, as they depend on their looks for their livelihood.

Kelly, who has worked in the tanning industry for almost a decade, created B. Bronz when she became tired of searching for products and solutions that fit all of her clients needs.  She researched and revised and has finally made her results available to the tanning world.  Most importantly, these products are used by individuals throughout the world who desire a natural looking flawless tan to enhance their daily lives.  The entire line is paraben free and uses essential oils of coconut for a fresh fragrance.  There are also body care products in the line designed to enhance and lengthen the life of the tan including exfoliating scrubs, body wash and moisturizing lotions. 

The entire process took about 2 minutes.  And I was dry in almost the same amount of time; it was done in a mobile tent with no mess.  The minimum development time is 6 hours, and the tan will last 5-7 days.  Maximum time is 12 hours and the tan should last 7-10 days.  Of course moisturizing twice daily will help prolong the tan as well.

Realizing an industry need for proper training, Kelly founded the Airbrush Tanning Training Center and began teaching classes throughout the US and Canada.  Her training classes have been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox and its affiliates.  She is also a feature writer in industry magazines including Les Nouvelles and Dermascope.

I would highly recommend those spas and salons that are looking at getting into the tanning world give Kelly a shout.  The equipment costs are minimal, and there is no loss of product.  Well worth checking into getting a larger client base! 

And for those of us New Yorkers, we can call on Vanessa at La Viva Glam Mobile Tan, .  Nothing beats having a tan done in the privacy of your choice!

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September 26, 2010

Systeme 41

Systeme 41-The Next Stage in Skin Science

When was the last time you felt confident enough to leave the house without any makeup? Or you felt good enough about the look and feel of your skin that you didn’t feel the need to wear any makeup at all? Tough question……….even if you are blessed with good skin, getting older, harsh effects of the environment and sun, drying effects of cosmetics all take their toll….

When you are young, the layers of your skin are full of moisture and have a natural elasticity.  When the outer layers of our skin age and dry, they are replaced by new cells from the underlying skin layer.  That’s what makes your skin stay firm, fresh and glowing.  In order for your skin to retain a youthful appearance, it is critical that the correct nutrients penetrate the top layer of skin and reach the deeper, renewing layers of skin.    Healthy skin however, is hard to penetrate. It has to be.  It protects us from free radicals, everyday pollution and stress.

The lipid layer in skin also acts as a shield against irritants.  This layer also provides an effective barrier to the ingredients in most creams and lotions.   Most commercially manufactured skin care products also contain surfactants, which strip the protective layer off so that the ingredients in the product formula can penetrate the new skin layer.  However, this leaves the young, delicate skin cells underneath vulnerable to the elements that damage and age your skin.

Systeme 41 ( is a 100% natural ingredient skin care system that delivers dramatic age-defying results.  Systeme 41 contains over 20 of the most advanced skin science nutrients available today.  It works to defeat lines, wrinkles and other visible signs of aging down to the deepest levels of your skin.  Finally, you can look as young on the outside as you feel on the inside!

The Systeme 41 Skin Care Essentials kit provides 5 superior treatments , Gentle Purifying Cleanser; Revitalizing Eye Treatment; Systeme 41 Nourishing Day Crème; Systeme 41 Restorative Night Treatment; and Systeme 41 Rejuvenating  Masque.  Each treatment is designed to give your skin the hydration, nutrition and protection it needs to keep it healthy and young looking for years to come.

And Systeme 41 is 100% guaranteed.  If you don’t notice a difference in the way your skin looks and feels, you can return the unused products, no time limit, no questions asked for a complete refund.

I can say from my experience, my skin felt smoother, more hydrated and has a natural glow to it.  Fine lines are disappearing and I have been told by many of my friends that my skin looks more luminous!   Going out without makeup is not a problem!  Growing older may be inevitable, but thanks to Systeme 41, looking older doesn’t have to be!

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September 23, 2010

From Across the sea

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Hello there! I am sorry for my absence. I had booked a trans-Atlantic cruise about a year and a half ago on a relatively new cruise ship company, MSC (short for the Mediterranean Shipping Company).  We traveled from Kiel, Germany to New York City. They were offering a two-for-one price to the Australian market, and a friend in Australia thought that we had to make the journey! I have always wanted to do the Trans-Atlantic, as my ancestors had done coming over from Ireland, and with the special pricing, it was a no brainer to book!  And taking a cruise that was 95% Aussies guarantees it was a lot of fun!

MSC’s Poesia is a new ship, built in 2008, and is kept in immaculate condition.  I found the staff very friendly.  While I am certain that there is a huge difference between travel on the QE2 and on a two for one deal, I found that bang for your buck, it was an incredible trip.  They are also advertising many introduction trips and low fares, so if cruising cheap is a priority check them out at I did have my hair done by David while on board.  I found the hair salon and spa to be top notch.  I must admit I was not a big fan of the buffets, however I would highly recommend doing the ala carte restaurants for meals. 

Of course while overseas, I did manage to check out some beauty and fashion! I was extremely lucky enough to find a fabulous outdoor flea market in Copenhagen that specialized in clothing.  At the time, my luggage had been misplaced by Lufthansa, so it gave me a much needed excuse to go clothing shopping.  Given the exchange rate, I was able to clean up……….even scoring a full length Mongolian lamb jacket for less than $ 40/US.  I am hoping to include Copenhagen in any trip that I may do to Europe just as an excuse to shop! It is a beautiful city.

And a trip to Europe would never be complete with a trip to the beauty counters……. And just going into a Boots drugstore is heaven!  Not only for the cosmetics, but also for the funky jewelry! I stocked up on the series 7 line, and especially the protect and perfect intense beauty serum which was voted the best wrinkle smoother for 2009.  The entire line is fabulous, and you can also get much of the line at Target stores here in the states.  Other great finds were Rapid Lash, a non prescription eyelash enhancing serum and Sanctuary’s Spa Facial In-A-Box, which contained all of the ingredients in a professional spa facial treatment to give you the full benefit and visible results at home.  The Sanctuary’s brightening facial gave you some relaxing moments while at sea.

It was a memorable trip! And it is wonderful to be home!

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September 17, 2010

Travel Glam

I am traveling but will be back and tell everyone all about it soon.  I’ll be very busy when I return…out and about in NYC and reporting for It’s a Glam Thing.

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September 9, 2010

Raspberry Antioxidant Liquid Lipstick by Korres

I believe lips are the focal point of our face. They are always in view when you interact with people throughout your day. When I am doing makeup I will often create a clients mouth first, and they will instantly feel more confident, as I make up the rest of their face.

Lip color truly does pull your look together and really makes a difference in your finished appearance. In most cases, though, you need multiple products to achieve that look.

Well look no more!

Korres, with their advanced technology, has created a long lasting liquid lipstick that gives you the ability to not only fill your lips with color, coverage , and shine , but offers ongoing hydration with natural antioxidant ingredients from Raspberry and Pomegranate extracts… Did I mention that raspberry oil helps with UVA and UVB protection.

Raspberry Antioxidant Liquid Lipstick is available in very wearable shades for all, including

  • Soft Pink
  • Nude Beige
  • Natural
  • Fuchsia
  • Red
  • Berry

Find out more about  Korres and their other natural products at : &

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