Archives for July 2012

July 24, 2012

IT&LY For Your Hair

As a hairdresser (celebrity stylist in the making lol) my favorite thing  is styling.  Getting to add volume, shine and ending it with hairspray is something I just love doing.  Out of all the different products I have used I would have to say my favorite line is Purity Design by IT&LY Hair Fashion.  To see all the great products in the line visit:

Pay special attention to the Purity Design Pure Molding Wax. It’s definitely an It’s a Glam Thing “Fave”!

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July 24, 2012

Selena Gomez Dazzles Wearing AVON at the Teen Choice Awards

Celebrity makeup artist Karan Mitchell worked with young starlet Selena Gomez for last night’s Teen Choice Awards. Inspired by Selena’s hot pink D Squared dress, Karan gave Selena a fun, flirty look with lots of lashes and pink lip gloss.

Karan focused on Selena’s eyes, layering shadows, liner and applying false lashes. She kept her skin super dewy by applying foundation with a dampened sponge and adding concealer under her eyes and on the t-zone for extra brightness. To give her that sunkissed effect, Karan contoured her cheeks with bronzer under the cheek bones and applied blush to her cheekbones for a rosy glow.

Below are the products that were used to get Selena’s look–all are available on or through Avon representatives nationwide.


8-in-1 Eye Palette in Paradise Greens
Big Color Eye Pencil in Night Glisten
SuperExtend Extreme Mascara in Black


Ideal Flawless Matte Mousse Foundation in Natural Beige
Ideal Flawless Concealer Stick in Neutral;

Hawaiian Shores Bronzing Petals

Hawaiian Shores Bronzing Petals
Be Blushed in Golden Rose


Big Color Glossy Lip Pencil in Glossy Angelic

Rachel, Teen Blogger, It’s a Glam Thing


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July 23, 2012

Katie Holmes Debuts Luxuriously Long Locks for ELLE (August 2012)

Hair Look:

Katie Holmes debuted luxuriously long hair and blunt bangs as she channeled her inner bombshell for the August cover of ELLE magazine.  This is a sexy side to the star, 33, that we haven’t seen before.

Wella Professionals Celebrity Stylist Andy LeCompte went for blunt bangs, then used Wella’s Velvet Amplifier volumizing serum to add rock ‘n’ roll tousle to the classic cut.

Feeling inspired? Here’s some tips on how to achieve the perfectly bouncy blow-out at home:

Andy LeCompte creates lightweight style by starting with a healthy foundation for hair using Wella Professionals Enrich Shampoo and Conditioner.  Prime wet hair with Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier to smooth out hair follicles for the ultimate end-look. Wella Professionals Natural Volume Styling Mousse gives hair flexible movement with a soft hold when blow drying hair with a round brush.

Stylist: Andy LeCompte, Wella Professionals Celebrity Stylist

 About Wella Professionals Styling

Wella Professionals Styling represents a refined collection of international salon favorites and iconic products recently innovated to create an extensive range destined for hair greatness.  The new products combine wet styling, dry styling and finishing products, with each range offering four levels of hold.  Wella Professionals Care and Styling launched in May 2011 in professional salons across North America.  For more information, visit

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July 23, 2012

BORGHESE ~ ONE DAY SUMMER SALE Tomorrow! Don’t miss out!!

Glam Gals , You know how we all love Borghese and here’s a “heads up” for a One Day Summer Sale on Tuesday, July 24th, I know you won’t want to miss out on!!

Starting at 12:01am (EDT) through 11:59pm (PDT) the promo code for 30% off all purchases (except Villa di Borghese Spa At Home Accessories) will be SUMFUN!

Enjoy a wonderful Borghese shopping spree!!

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July 21, 2012

Are Your Hands Ready For The Red Carpet?

Are your hands ready for the red carpet? They will be, with Sebamed’s Hand & Nail Balm. Without a doubt, this three-in-one moisturizer will have your hands and nails looking glamorous in no time. Three key ingredients make Sebamed Hand & Nail Balm a sensational moisturizer, Keratin, Vitamin B5 and Coconut Oil. What is so special about these ingredients? Vitamin B5 helps aid in skin regeneration, Keratin strengthens your nails which helps prevent breakage and Coconut Oil helps soften cuticles.

One of the problems I have been dealing with is dry cuticles, and nail breakage.  An attractive nail should not have a  combination of the two.  I have been using  Sebamed Hand & Nail Balm for several weeks now and have already noticed that my cuticles look better. When your cuticles look good, your hands and nails look good. When your skin looks great you feel great.  Another nice feature about Sebamed Hand & Nail Balm is that it is non-greasy and absorbs rapidly into your skin. I use it several times a day, especially after washing my hands and we all know that hand washing especially hand sanitizers, are ia big culprit when it comes to dry hands.

How many of you are Gel Manicurs wearers?  According to SebamedThis dermatologist-recommended balm is a deep moisturizing treatment that will improve the look, feel and health of your hands and nails between each manicure”.

While using Sebamed Hand & Nail Balm, you will notice improvement in the elasticity of your skin for a more youthful, healthy appearance. Sebamed Hand & Nail Balm also restores the elasticity of your nails which will make them less prone to breakage.  Sebamed Hand & Nail Balm is suitable for all skin types as well as sensitive and problematic skin as confirmed by dermatological tests.

If you want younger healthier looking hand and Nails, Sebamed Hand & Nail Balm is a must-have! And it WORKS!!

Sebamed Hand & Nail Balm is available at, CVS, Costco, and








This 3 in 1 moisturizer is the only one you will need to get your hands looking their best. and it WORKS!


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July 21, 2012

Teen Vogue Celebrates Back to School Shopping August 11th, 2012

Teen Vogue Celebrates Back-to-School Saturday on August 11

Consumers are invited to shop at more than 30 fashion and beauty retailers nationwide 
for exclusive
 Back-to-School Saturday discounts, giveaways, and more.


WHAT:           Get ready, get set, get shopping! Teen Vogue is declaring August 11, 2012, a national shopping holiday: Back-to-School Saturday. The go-to source for style-conscious teens and 20-somethings invites consumers to shop the best of back-to-school fashion, beauty, and more on BTSS.

On August 11, shoppers can take advantage of exclusive discounts, giveaways, and more at dozens of retailers nationwide. They can also download the Teen Vogue Insider app for iPhone and iPod touch to check in at participating stores, earn points to win exclusive Teen Vogue prizes (such as a trip to NYC and a $1,000 shopping spree), and map BTSS sponsors nearby locations. Plus, in Los Angeles, shoppers can check out a Back-to-School Saturday fashion show at The Grove, featuring Teen Vogue’s must-have styles for fall and makeovers provided by Maybelline.

WHO:             Participating retailers with exclusive Teen Vogue Back-to-School    Saturday offers include:

  • ·         Aéropostale: 30% off and a free pair of sunglasses
  • ·         AG Jeans: 15% off
  • ·         Clinique: Three-step consultations with an expert
  • ·         Dior: Deluxe sample at Sephora
  • ·         Express: $15 off $30
  • ·         Gap: 30% off
  • ·         Guess: 20% off denim
  • ·         H&M: 20% off
  • ·         LeSportsac: 20% off
  • ·         Maybelline: Limited-edition makeup bag
  • ·         Music & Arts: 15% off accessories, 30% off in-stock print music
  • ·         Shiseido: Gift with $25 purchase
  • ·         Staples: $5 off $25
  • ·         And many more!

WHEN:           Saturday, August 11, 2012

WHERE:        Participating retailers in cities nationwide.

Adrienne, Guest Blogger

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July 19, 2012

Take Me Away with Enchanted Embrace…Calgon’s Newest Fragrance

Calgon recently featured a Spritzing Vanity Station at Life&Style Summer Style Bash, debuting its newest addition to Calgon‘s Sensual Collection,  “Enchanted Embrace”.  What a romantic name …quite appropriate for a fragrance that has a romantic and sexy scent.  This event, held in New York City, sounded like a fabulous event.  Many celebrities attended and stopped by Calgon’s Spritzing Vanity Station to get their favorite scented bracelets.  Many of Calgon’s  fragrances were on display.  Kara Laricks, Fashion Star winner, had this to say about Shimmering Mist, The gold gives some shine to my skin and inspiration to my gold jewelry“.  Other featured fragrances ready for spritzing were Angelic Kiss, Flirty Tease, and Femme Inferno.  Carrie Keagen, host of VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live is a Femme Inferno girl.  She walked up to a male model and said “I heard you smell good”.

Enchanted Embrace is available in a Sexy Fragrance Mist and a Shimmering Moisture Mist. I especially enjoy the very delicate fruity and floral scent mixed with a light aroma of vanilla.  The combination of all three has made Enchanted Embrace a new favorite.  Enchanted Embrace Shimmering Mist  has a very cooling effect on your skin.  Just spritz and smooth all over your body for a light shimmery glow.  The fragrance and soothing feeling of the mist  was quite delightful. I am enjoying  Calgon’s newest Sensual fragrance.

Treat yourself to Calgon’s Sensual Mist Sampler Gift Set and enjoy all four Fragrances, Enchanted Embrace, Angelic Kiss,  Flirty Tease and Femme Inferno.

At Calgon is offering  a $1.00 off coupon on your next purchase.

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July 18, 2012

Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela!

Nelson Mandela Day

A friend of mine from South Africa reminded me that today was Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday. It is a happy, festive day in South Africa. It is the day the South African people celebrate the birthday of their beloved former President and anti-apartheid hero, by doing good works in his honor.  South Africa is not the only nation inspired by Mandela. The United Nations General Assembly in November 2009 proclaimed July 18th as “Nelson Mandela International Day”. It is the first time that the UN has dedicated an International Day to an individual.

“Nelson Mandela International Day” is not only a day to honor Mandela, but it is a day to celebrate his achievements in freedom, justice and democracy. He has spent his life serving humanity. He spent 67 years from 1942 until his retirement from public life in 2009, working for equality in the African nation. He has been instrumental in creating a democracy towards a non-racial, non-sexist South Africa. After spending 27 years in prison, he became President where he gave priority to conflict resolution and race relations. He promoted and protected human rights, gender equality, the rights of children and other vulnerable groups. He strived to uplift and aid poor and underdeveloped communities. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated that “Nelson Mandela is a living embodiment of the highest values of the United Nations…..He is an exemplary global citizen.”

It is a day when people in South Africa try a little kindness-67 minutes worth-to reflect the 67 years Mandela worked for equality. Whether it is 67minutes to a humanitarian cause, or simply by just doing a good deed, regardless of whether the action is big or small, isn’t it a wonderful idea to change the world for better? Here’s hoping it becomes more than a once a year event!

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July 17, 2012

Brighten Your Day the KARUNA Way

Karuna, “The Mask Experts,” has designed seven unique one-step, no-rinse formula masks.  Featured here, is the  The Karuna Brightening Treatment Mask.  The Karuna Masks were created for women who wish to pamper themselves with the most unique delivery system.  As stated by Karuna, they use “highly specialized ingredients that are custom blended to deep condition your skin to deliver specific results through an innovative delivery system”. Karuna Skin Treatment Masks help to deliver instant results.

Karuna’s Brightening Treatment Masks contain Grapefruit Seed Extract, which shields your skin from environmental toxins, while  rare Asian plant extracts help to create a fresher-looking, smoother-feeling complexion. Karuna believes that after experiencing the mask just once, your skin will feel calmer, brighter and fully moisturized.

I had the pleasure of pampering myself with a Karuna Brightening Treatment Mask.  The directions were very clear and easy to follow.  As you can guess, the side of the mask that is applied to your face is the side with the specially blended beauty product on it. I spread out the Karuna Mask evenly on my face and although the directions stated to relax for 10 to 20 minutes, I strongly suggest relaxing for the full 20 minutes. By doing this,  you will get the most benefit from Karuna’s  paraben-free custom-blended beauty product.  After you peel the mask off, massage the remaining product into your neck and hands. You will find the Karuna Mask to be very soothing.

The mask itself is an  all-natural fiber cloth, retaining 50% more moisture than synthetics, the Karuna cloth is “green” being made from bio-degradable wood pulp.  Karuna has created  7 different kinds of masks for individuals with specific facial needs.  You can choose from Brightening, Clarifying, Age-Defying, Hydrating, Karma, Exfoliating and Eye Renewal.  The Karuna Masks are sold in 4-packs at and there, you can learn more about Karuna masks and watch a How-To video and see just how easy it is to use the Karuna  Masks.   You will also find Karuna on Facebook  at

Brighten Your Day the Karuna Way…Today!




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July 17, 2012

WAI Hope

WAI Hope Organic Skincare


Knowledge is power. We as a culture have become more aware of what we put into our bodies. We have become more conscious of reading labels and looking for pure ingredients. Reading labels is important not only in our foods, but in our cosmetics. “Everything placed on the skin is absorbed into the bloodstream in just 37 seconds.  It is vital that we use the best products made with organic, genuine ingredients to help our skin and overall well-being. Not just for ourselves, but for others that we care about.” Says WAI Hope Organic Skincare founder Vincene Parrinello.


A cancer survivor, with nurses training, Parrinello began creating a line of skincare products for herself and people like her whose skin changed after taking medications, having a serious illness or experiencing quite a bit of stress. All of these factors age the skin by damaging the chromosomal DNA telomeres and disrupt the cells ability to repair itself. These products are made with certified organic ingredients here in the USA manufactured in FDA compliant facilities.


The result is a cyclic skin care regime, for all skin types, where organic ingredients and holistic, authentic formulations can help transform your complexion or just help it look healthy and vibrant. The first part of the cycle begins with the skin care line offers resistance to damage from environmental factors such as UVA/UVB radiation and pollutants as well as free radicals, poor diet, medications, lack of sleep and improper exercise. Impurities are released from the skin with proper balanced cleansing. The skin’s appearance gets renewed by exfoliation and stimulating cell turnover, optimizing skin renewal. Cell damage is then repaired and offset by nourishing the skin with essential vital nutrients from genuine ingredients masterfully developed to replenish compromised skin. Skin is provided critical hydration to enable better resiliency and “rebound behavior” associated with more youthful complexions.


From an ex-scientist point of view, I love the process and ingredients that WAI Hope uses. The raw materials and ingredients are protected and” cleaned” with a special oxygenation process that kills all microbes and microorganisms while enhancing the natural antioxidant properties of the actual ingredients. Ingredients include blend of organic melons that stimulate collagen and elastin, cactus extracts which help trap moisture and release oxygen, and rare Red Fijian Seaweed which has clinical findings that it possesses anti-cancer, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.

I have seriously started looking at labels on everything! We are exposed to enough environmental toxins and radicals…..putting more in or on your body doesn’t make sense! Finding organic and holistic products that renew repair and protect skin……well worth a try! I am loving them!


For more information on WAI Hope see

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