Archives for April 2012

April 18, 2012

It’s your First Crush?

Acne. Frustrating isn’t it? We all have had it at one point in our life or another and getting rid of it can be a pain. I know, I have tried one remedy after another and that includes natural remedies that can be done at home. No matter what it still seems to pop up all over the place.

After trying so many products, I finally got rid of my nasty acne using one new and improved product. This product is First Crush Grape Seed Skin Care face wash. First Crush is a 3-in-1 cleanser, toner, and treatment that not only fights present acne but also fights future blemishes and is great for people with sensitive skin. When compared to other products, First Crush’s 3-in-1 not only saves you money but also got rid of the hassle of remembering which one is first and which one is last. That means no more multi product and less cost. For the first time in a long time I am confident in my own skin and I don’t feel like people are looking at my breakouts.

With its light weight milk like texture, First Crush is easy to apply, easy to remove and makes your skin feel refreshed, energized and acne free with just one wash! Even though it takes a couple weeks to see your first results your skin already “feels” the effects. Let me tell you, when you can feel it then you WILL see it. It’s just amazing what it does to your skin.

It’s time to get rid of all those pointless, skin drying products and start using First Crush Grape Seed Face wash. It’s not sold in stores so go online at for your first purchase of First Crush. It’s time to discover what it can do for you!

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April 17, 2012

TREASURE that “Special Lady” with “COFFEE IN THE RAW” from Barista Bath and Body

Our Mother’s Day Celebration continues with a special treat,  A Mother’s Day Gift Set called  “Coffee Treasures”.  Treat your special someone to a “Coffee in the Raw” experience from Barista Bath and Body Works.  This Mother’s Day,  present your special lady with a beautifully detailed Golden Treasure Chest.  Inside this golden Treasure Chest, you will find many treasures.  What kind of treasures you might ask?  You will be pleasantly surprised!

This elegantly crafted chest includes 5-2oz. coffee based products:    Perk It Up  Energizing Shampoo, Soothe Those Jitters Moisturizing Conditioner, Triple Shot3 Coffee Shower Gel, Room for Cream Exotic Origins Body Cream, Pump of Flavor Refreshing Body Mist and a full size Froth Indulgent Coffee and Peppermint Lip Balm.

What makes Barista products so special?  All of Barista Bath and Body – b3 – products are formulated with organic coffee, coffee extract, essential oils and herbal extracts to maximize the therapeutic benefits of coffee.  Barista products are also paraben-free, phthalate-free and sulfate free. The aromas are also quite invigorating and with all of the health benefits associated with coffee, this Treasure Chest makes the perfect gift for your loved one.

visit and learn all about the benifits of coffee in their products, for example;

Did you know that applying caffeine to your body through shampoo helps with premature hair loss?

Did you know that caffeine assists in lowering the risk of skin cancer?

How about the fact that coffee is a major contributor of antioxidants?

Learn how cremes containing caffine help reduce the appearance of cellulite when applied to the skin;  learn more about these facts plus more, at their website

You can purchase “COFFEE TREASURES exclusively at and give your special someone all the benefits that coffee offers.

The “COFFEE TREASURES” Gift Set has a retail value of $39.25 but is available for Mother’s Day for $28.00.


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April 17, 2012

KRIGLER Celebrates 100 Years of Chateau 12 with Ultra Chateau Krigler 212


My good friend Laurie and  guest blogger,  recently came back from New York City   with  “A GIFT  IDEA FOR A SPECIAL WOMAN WELL WORTH IT”, Ultra Chateau Krigler 212.


Ultra Chateau Krigler 212 is my most recent perfume discovery and the perfect, classic gift for really any woman on Mother’s Day.

This inspiring scent is wearable without being overtly sweet.  Notes of Lily of the Valley, Iris Magnolia, Violet, Rose and Jasmine take center stage with a sensual essence of Musk.  Light, contemporary, sexy, and refreshing, Ultra Chateau Krigler 212 rich base features Amber, Cedar, Damascus Plum for a lingering scent that infuses with a joie de vivre.

This fragrance is surely unique, which makes this scent wearable from morning to evening.  Ultra Chateau Krigler 212 is so luxurious on the skin and is one of those fragrant perfumes that can easily become a woman’s signature scent.   Scent is the strongest line to memory so every time she smells it, she will be reminded of your love and appreciation.  Trust me, she will love this perfume more than another mug with “#1 Mom” slapped on the side of it.

ULTA Chateau Krigler 212  can be found at the Krigler boutique located in New York City’s Plaza Hotel.

This exquisite perfume along with candles, bath and body products, atomizers (spray perfume) and other fine skincare products can be found at Find us on Facebook


Laurie Carcieri, Guest Blogger

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April 16, 2012

TRENDING: Spin Classes!…Again:)

Looking for an amazing workout where you can tone up and burn loads of calories in about an hour or less? Well, look no further than your neighborhood spin studio. I know, I know….you’re saying “wasn’t spinning popular in [like] the late 90’s”? Well, yes…but, according to SHAPE magazine, spinning is a fitness trend that is definitely back. And, celebrities like Lady Gaga, Calista Flockhart, Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise are big fans.


So, trying to keep up with the apparently popular-again fitness craze, I decided to check out PEDAL, one of LA’s newest studio cycling facilities. Located in the historic Arroyo Seco neighborhood near the Rose Bowl, they offer indoor cycling, TRX suspension training classes and outdoor group runs and rides.  Director Bryan Yates says they’re also active sponsors of several local fitness events including today’s Team Bicykillers Wine & Spin Event benefitting the AIDS Lifecycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

Spin classes at PEDAL

So what draws celebs to places like PEDAL? Well, it’s pretty hard to pass up the benefits*:

  • Weight Loss: Spinning burns calories at a high rate — often 400-1000 calories in a 1-hour class.
  • Strength: In your core, legs, glutes and back
  • Body Shaping: Melt away flab and cellulite
  • Emotional: Spinning produces a huge endorphin rush in the brain, leaving you feeling refreshed, satisfied and accomplished.
  • Heart Health: High intensity cardio activity improves your overall health, reducing the risk of heart disease.
  • Joint Health: Spinning is a safe, low-impact workout. The circular motion eliminates pounding on joints and lower back, making it a great way to get in shape without damaging your body.

Olympic Athlete Shevon Stoddart

Athlete Shevon Stoddart, a member of Jamaica’s 2004 and 2008 Olympic track team, has been training at the PEDAL faclility 2-3 times a week during her preseason prep for the 2012 Games in London. She told me that spinning is her “little secret” and says that it helps her cardio and allows her to get workouts in without putting extra pounding on her legs.

She looks amazing….okay, I think I’m sold!


(* Fitness information courtesy of PEDAL – A Spin Studio, 266 Monterey Road, South Pasadena, CA 91030)

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April 13, 2012


Mother’s Day is fast approaching and “It’s A Glam Thing” is ready to celebrate with unique and fabulous gift ideas to honor that “Special Lady” in your life.  Whether it’s your Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Niece or Special Friend, we have some wonderful gift ideas to help you honor that “Special Someone”.

Indulge that “Special Lady” with Gifts from Bella Il Fiore’s newest line, Spa J’Adore.    Every lady would love to receive a pair of J’Adore Spa  Slippers. These comfy flip flops are a perfect accessory to slip on after bathing or  just for relaxing. They are plush and soft, making you feel luxurious.

While your feet are feeling luxuriuos, slip on  a J’Adore Spa Headband.  This plush quilted headband holds your hair back while washing your face and also prevents your hair from getting wet.  Who says you can’t feel luxurious while washing your face.

At you will find a unique assortment of cosmetics and beauty essentials.  Consider Bella’s new “Shine On Lip Gloss”,  available in six shades offering a “smooth and flawlwess application every time”.

Bella Il Fiore also offers bath and body products ranging from body and hand creams to scrubs and gift sets. There is something for everyone.       

Bella also has a chic Travel Cosmetic Bag. This fun and feminine cosmetic bag  has a vinyl exterior which makes it easy to keep clean  and is available in four stylish and sassy prints.  It is just the right size to hold your cosmetics.


Visit for all product details

FREE SHIPING on orders of $30.00 or more.

 Bella Il Fiore is also on Facebook
  Now through April 20th, Bella is offering 30% off your order. Visit their Facebook page to retrieve the coupon code.
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April 12, 2012

The Benefits of Steam

One of my favorite things  I enjoy when I have a facial is the steam machine! Besides relaxing me completely, facial steaming also serves many beauty and health advantages. Steam generates high temperature and moisture that open the pores of your skin. The external layer of the skin is softened, unclogging pores, and the warmth of the steam increases circulation helping to remove impurities and toxins built up in the skin. Be it make-up, blackheads, dead skin cells, even pollution, there is hardly any debris that facial steaming can’t fight!

Steaming also delivers oxygen, water and nutrients to the skin. The end result is deep cleansed, re-hydrated, and glowing skin! Steaming also has an added bonus; inhaling the steam stimulates sinus drainage, opens sinus passages getting rid of allergens, relieving nasal congestion. If you are an allergy sufferer like me, even a few minutes spent inhaling steam is a God send!

Ideally, a proper skin care routine includes facial steaming. It is highly recommended that steaming become incorporated into a weekly beauty routine so that skin may get rid of the harmful toxins and effects that it constantly is exposed to on a daily basis. Unfortunately most of us don’t have the time and/or the money to be making weekly visits to the spa for facials. And even for someone like me who knows the benefits of steaming, I find that I rarely make the time, because of the time involved and the mess. Thankfully there are facial steaming kits available that take seconds to activate.

HAAN, a recognized worldwide market leader and innovator in engineering steam technology, has begun its foray into the beauty world with the introduction of HAAN Therapeutics. Founded in Korea by Romi Haan, this young housewife and mother set out to solve a problem. How can you get the floor sparkling clean without investing a lot of time and without using harsh chemicals? Like most great entrepreneurs, she was frustrated by the time and effort to keep her household clean and sanitary, and looked to develop easy to use products that would clean and sanitize. The answer was surprisingly simple: Steam. When heated and applied properly steam kills 99.9% of household germs, bacteria and viruses and easily powers away dirt and grime. She began with an easy to use steam mop and has created a line of innovative steam products, synonymous with serious engineering, quality materials and stringent manufacturing standards.

As a wife, mother, business woman and faithful salon client Romi knows how challenging it can be to maintain the skincare and makeup routine that professional estheticians and makeup artists suggest. Turning her eye to the Beauty World, Romi has created a brand that uses her knowledge of steam innovation, and merged ancient wisdom with the latest advancements in skin care technology. A blend of science and splendor and the result are unique products that are easily used in the comfort and convenience of your home that yield professional quality results.

In addition to an amazing SAI Complex Activator home steam facial machine that is quick, and easy to use, Romi has developed an anti-aging skin care line that is built around a complex of Steam Activated Ingredients (SAI) that were globally sourced and incorporated into each component. Their specially calibrated Activator optimizes each ingredient within the SAI Complex and aids in the delivery of the formula into the deepest layer of your skin. These concentrated serums allow for easy customization for what your focus is, whether it is wrinkle reduction, blemish control or skin brightening.

If you are looking to seriously start keeping up with an at home steaming program, that can achieve the level of effectiveness seen in professionally only facial treatments, and combine it with a skin care line that utilizes that healing benefits of steam, check out the HAAN Therapeutics and Romi Beauty (


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April 11, 2012

Is it a Gumball? No Its a lip balm

To tell you about the EOS Lip Balm Smooth Spheres is my guest blogger. My mom, Sharon Hatcher. She tried EOS and fell in love with it. Here is what she has to say.

Lip balm with so many flavors to crave…..
And oh such good stuff too! EOS (Evolution of Smooth) lip balm is 100% natural and packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, Shea butter and jojoba oil. It does a great job of keeping your lips moist, soft, & smooth… just the way you, like them. These attractive pastel colored, egg shaped containers offer 6 flavors of the smoothest lip balm I’ve ever encountered. Flavors to meet your cravings and even to meet your special needs like “Lemon Drop SPF 15” and “Medicated Tangerine”. Other flavors you might crave are “Summer Fruit”, “Strawberry Sorbet””, “Honeysuckle Honeydew” & “Sweet Mint”.

Previously my lip balm always got lost in my purse, but the unique sphere shape of this special product makes it easy to find. One reach into my purse and my fingers instantly recognize the shape and grab my lip balm for a quick replenishment to my hungry, dry lips.

EOS Organic Lip Balm Smooth Spheres can be found at many major retailers like Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens and CVS and also at

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April 11, 2012

Be You, Not Them

 Hi Everybody!  I am so excited and honored to be the newest member of the “It’s a Glam Thing” team! 

As an actress, reporter and television spokesperson, I’ve had the chance to work with some incredibly gifted people in the entertainment, fashion and beauty industries.  And from each of those experiences, I’ve learned a lot.  But one of the most important lessons I’ve learned over the years is that no matter “who you’re wearing” or whether or not your lip color is “in” this season, there’s one thing that’s for certain….no one does “me” better than “ME”! 

Like a lot of others out there, I remember in junior high school wanting so desperately to be one of the cool kids in the “in” crowd.  I begged my parents to get me the same shoes the popular girls were wearing and the same clothes.  I was an avid Teen Magazine and Tiger Beat reader and was always trying the latest beauty trick in hopes of being invited to someone’s birthday party or a movie or whatever.  But…..and I’m sure you know where this is going…..I never did.   No one ever invited me to a single party or movie or even a date until I went to college.  (Pitiful, huh?)  

The thing is, in truth, beauty and style are 100% subjective.  So, while I sincerely hope that you will all enjoy reading the ideas and advice I’ll be sending your way here in my new blog, I also hope that you’ll take my tips and make them your own.   As we say here in Hollywood, in my book you are all “FABULOUS”!  And if you have a tip or two for me,  don’t be stingy….SHARE!  Because no one does “you” better than “YOU”!

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April 10, 2012

It’s a Glam Thing is proud to welcome!

It’s a Glam Thing is proud to welcome Enya Flack, actress & television personality to our blog team. Check back soon for beauty & style tips, product reviews, Hollywood insider news, Q & As and more with this stunning beauty. XO

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April 9, 2012


The beautiful and talented founder of Skinnygirl, Bethenny Fankel, is a very busy woman. Not only is Bethenny a successful entrepreneur, TV star, chef, and author, but a wife and mother as well.

Bethenny’s creation of the very well designed Skinnygirl treatment products will not only share with all of you busy glam gals a complete collection of Face and Body Solutions that she herself has found effective, but the confidence that her beneficial products will do the job that they are supposed to do at an affordable price. Another plus is that the products are all made in the USA with no animal testing.

You’ll be able to find out more information about Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl Face and Body Solutions and the complete array of products that are available for you by going
You may purchase your products on the website link above, at Nationwide Walmart stores, or on : (search Skinnygirl)

I had the opportunity to try the Skinnygirl Tinted Moisturizer with Vitamin E and Broad Spectrum SPF 15. I have a lighter skin tone so the Sand Tint was perfect for me. (Beige and Mocha tints are also available.)

The Tinted Moisturizer has a terrific delivery system. When you take off the cap, there is a brush right in the tubelike container. You lightly squeeze the tube, the product comes through the brush, and you apply the product directly on your face. It’s so convenient and easy!! What I like about the way it’s dispensed is that it really evens your skin and blends perfectly using the brush. The finish is just right and it feels so nice on your skin.

So why did Bethenny create Skinnygirl Face and Body Solutions?
(QUOTE from Bethenny) “I created the new Skinnygirl beauty products to offer an honest, practical alternative to the overpriced products out there. Will you wake up 20 years younger? No. Will you look and feel fresher, perkier, and ready to take on the world? Absolutely.”

I think that’s what most of us look for when it comes to keeping up our appearances,
and there are some really neat solutions for you in Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl products.

From products for your face and body, collections for your bath, and for mommies, along with awesome customized kits… SKINNYGIRL FACE AND BODY SOLUTIONS has it all!

Make sure you visit:


One LUCKY winner will have an opportunity to win a Skinnygirl Tinted Moisturizer with Vitamin E and Broad Spectrum SPF 15. All you need to do is send an email to: lisa@itsagalmthing(dot)com. In the subject line write SKINNYGIRL TINTED MOISUTUIZER and your color choice. ( Light- SAND, Medium- Beige, or Mocha -for a deeper skin tone). The winner will be notified the beginning of May by email.
Good luck everyone and many thanks to Bethenny Frankel and Skinnygirl Face and Body Solutions!!!

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