Archives for August 2012

August 31, 2012

Paul Mitchell Protools Are A Real Smoothy

This past summer, my daughter Adrienne ditched her morning hair routine of curling or straightening for a more relaxed look.  Let’s just say there were a lot of headbands and ponytails flying around here this summer.  With school starting soon,  Adrienne has already started to prepare for her early morning hair routine and the Paul Mitchell Limited Edition Express Ion Smooth Peacock is on the top of her ‘Back to School Must-Haves”.   Adrienne has been looking for a smoothing iron tool that will  give her perfectly straight, smooth hair. She has been using the Paul Mitchell Limited Edition Express Ion Smooth Peacock for a few weeks now and is loving it.  The peacock printed design gives the iron a feminine touch and it even comes with a matching flat brush to help you achieve a smooth look.

These are a few thoughts Adrienne wanted me to share with you: “Whether you have mermaid waves or an afro of curls, the Paul Mitchell Limited Edition Express Ion Smooth Peacock will, for sure, straighten every strand of hair.  I have tried over 4 brands of flat irons prior to using Paul Mitchell’s Smoothing Iron and none has exceeded my standards like the Paul Mitchell Limited Edition Express Ion Smooth Peacock.  The smoothing iron has  2″ ceramic plates that distribute the heat from the iron onto your hair nice and evenly”.

“Some of the features I like is the 9 foot cord so I am not limited to using it in the bathroom.  The longer cord allows me to use the iron in almost any room in the house.  The smoothing iron heats up in no time.  By the time I brush my teeth, it is heated to 400*. Paul Mitchell Limited Edition Express Ion Smooth Peacock is also designed to prevent creases and dents because the edges are beveled, unlike many smoothing irons which crease, cut and catch your hair.  That is a very uncomfortable feeling, by the way. Paul Mitchell Smoothing iron makes hair straightening fast and easy with fantastic results.  Paul Mitchell Limited Edition Express Ion Smooth Peacock is attractive with it peacock print, making it fun and stylish looking”.

Check out the before and after pictures below.  Adrienne has very thick, wavy/curly hair and she loved the results she got.  Smooth and easy is the key with the Paul Mitchell Limited Edition Express Ion Smooth Peacock

Paul Mitchell Limited Edition Express Ion Smooth Peacock  is available ONLY in professional salons and Paul Mitchell schools.  Price varies upon location.

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August 31, 2012

See What the Glow Is All About with AVON

The Bronzing powder from the Avon Glow Line was very light and compact. The makeup brush was great for applying the bronzer evenly. The light bronze is good for fair skin tones looking for a naturally tan look. The deep tan bronzer is better for a sun-kissed look. The compact is great for slipping it in your purse and can be applied wherever because of the built in mirror!

LIPGLOSS – Looking for long lasting color and shine? The lip gloss from the Avon Glow line offers just that. With many vivid shades to choose from, you’ll never go a day without looking dull. The gloss held throughout an entire day of being active. Some of the shades that are included in the Avon Glow Line are pink, purple, orange, and bronze, and these are the shades that shown above.

NAIL POLISH- Being teenagers, we love to express ourselves in the craziest shades of nail polish. The Avon Nailwear brings vibrant colors for all seasons. Aqua Fantasy is great for standing out in the sunny weather of spring and summer. On the other hand, Venus is more suited for the cooler seasons of the year like fall and winter. Not only did they offer bold color, the polishes dried fast and were chip-proof for 4-5 days. We would absolutely recommend Avon Nailwear Pro for strong and healthy nails.

 

 

– Rachel and Julia, Teen Bloggers

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August 31, 2012

Look Beautiful With Mally Beauty

To celebrate the launch of Mally Roncal’s newest website mallybeauty.com, my daughter Adrienne took out her favorite Mally eye makeup to demonstrate what she learned from Mally Beauty’s tutorials.

For those of you who are not familiar with mallybeauty.com, this newest website offers a wealth of information.  You will find Dashboards where you can receive Mally updates all in one spot, Auto Deliveries, Ratings and Reviews of products, Wish Lists and our favorite, the How To Library.  The How To Library is loaded with detailed demonstrations on how to use Mally’s “High Performance Makeup” and learn Mally’s secret beauty tips and tricks using the  various kinds of makeup in Mally’s Cosmetics line.

Looking at the photos below, Adrienne is a quick learner.  Using the tutorials and then adding her own touches, Adrienne created her own unique look using the following products to achieve her beautiful eyes.

To achieve this delicate and eye-popping look, Adrienne used the following products;  Ever Color Eye Shadow/Duo in “Twilight”,

Eye Shadow Duo in Pretty Lady, Evercolor waterproof eyeliner in Midnight and Mally’s best selling make-up item, Volumizing Mascara.

Adrienne says that “The Volumizing Mascara definitely volumizes and it  brings the whole look together”. Mally says her Volumizing Mascara is “made with an Italian base, Japanese pigments and a secret brush, it helps you build WOW lashes to the hilt”.

You definitely want the WOW! effect and you can achieve this with Mally Beauty Products which can be found at mallybeauty.com and qvc.com.

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August 30, 2012

Sharing a contest with you

We took this info from Lisa’s blog because we wanted to share this  “Win it”! Lolly Clothing is stylish, chic & casual and Lolly wants us back to school in style by offering one of our teen blog readers the chance to win a $50 gift certificate!

“Their collection is bursting with easy basics which embody artisan and textile patterns as well as innovative washes, organic prints and bohemian silhouettes, which are ideal for back to school college students or women going back to work, after an adventurous summer.

From fabulous dresses and tops to pants, skirts, and scarves, Lolly has something for everyone and with a $50 gift certificate makes shopping a breeze. – Lolly Clothing (http://www.lolly-clothing.com)”

E-mail: lisa@itsaglamthing (dot) com for your chance to “win it”! In the subject line type: I want Lolly

You can find out what stores sell Lolly Clothing on their website but with a $50 gift card, you can shop online and get a deal.

This is what we want from Lolly- Sporty Genny Ikat Top

 



 

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August 29, 2012

Glamourize in your Sleep

Beauty rest!  I know you have heard that getting a good night’s sleep is essential for your overall general health. What if I told you that one simple little thing on your bed could cause wrinkles and ratted up hair? You would think I was crazy wouldn’t you?  Well, yes I will admit that, but I am serious.  Your cotton pillow case can hold debris in it’s fibers and that nasty debris can get in your pores causing wrinkles, acne etc.

With Morning Glamour Silk Pillow Case you can get that great night’s sleep both inside and out.  The silkiness of the pillow case can give you a smooth  feel and make you feel all refreshed and relaxed in the morning.  Morning Glamour even helps protect your hair from becoming a knotted mess.  I can remember my mom bought me a silk pillow case when I was younger for a wedding I was going to. I had my hair done in french braids and in order to keep my hair from getting frizzy I used the silk pillow case and it really helped.

I suggest using Morning Glamour not just as a “must” but as a “want”.  After having experienced the feeling of Morning Glamour  silk pillow case I suggest you get one yourself.

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August 29, 2012

5 “Must Haves” in my Ballet Bag

 

Being Junior in High School and A Soloist for the State Ballet of Rhode Island, my time is very limited so I have to make sure my ballet bag is always packed. There are always a few essentials items that I “Must Have” in my ballet bag, and these might be good ideas for you too.

Must Have #1: Tweezerman Match Box Itty Bitty Files are a must.  My fingernails and toenails must always be smooth because I can’t risk tearing my tights, and it does happen from time to time when I have had a rough edge. These itty bitty nail files come in pa matchbox package of 12,so I can share with my friends.

www.tweezerman.com 

Must Have #2: Murad’s Skin Perfection Primer is a great product to have before applying makeup, which we do often at the ballet. I like Murad;s Skin Perfection Primer because it helps control acne breakouts, reduces the appearance of pores, and controlsshine.  Aftr all, who wants to have a shiny face when they are on stage, or anyplace for that matter. www.murad.com

Must Have #3: Eylure Naturalites Eyelashes are another important accessory.  Available in assorted styles and sizes, they are reusable and come with their own adhesive, which is very convenient.   They are easy to use and takes little time to apply.  When I want my eyes to POP onstage, I use Eylure Naturalites!

www.eylure.com

Must Have #4: I always like to carry a fragrance in my bag and Lavinella “Summer Vanilla” Roll-on is the perfect one for me.  This fragrance has a delicate vanilla scent. It is subtle enough that I can roll on  as often  I like without it being over powering. Lavinella roll-on comes in a very slim bottle which fits conveniently in my ballet bag.

 www.lavinella.com

Must Have #5: I have at least 6 Mia Hair Accessories in my bag at all times.  I love the Braidies, which is a hair braid headband.  They look like real hair and one size fits all and comes in 2 sizes, thick and thin.  When I wear my hair in the bun  I wear  the Braidies.

The braid adds a unique and stylish look. Tony Ties, are a must too. These no tug hair ties (leopard print being my favorite) hold my hair back in a ponytail before I make my bun.  Tony Ties come out easily without pulling on my hair.  Mia Hair Accessories come in 5 natural Hair colors. www.tonytail.com

 

 

 

Adrienne, Teen Blogger

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August 28, 2012

Attention all Glam Gals ~ Medicine Mama’s Apothecary has created a product just for you!

Before I tell you about the product created just for women, I’d like to introduce you to the mastermind of Medicine Mama’s Apothecary, Donna Steinmann. I don’t know Donna personally, but she’s from my favorite place in the world, beautiful Ojai California!

Medicine Mama’s Apothecary is an organic processor and handler. Their products are all certified organic! In fact, every product that they create is made in-house at the apothecary in Ojai. Plus, they are all crafted by hand and only pure, organic and natural honey bee ingredients are used in the creation of Donna (The Medicine Mama) Steinmann’s products.

The product I’ll be sharing with you in this article is a wonderful cream that (quote) “alleviates feminine skin discomfort.” It’s called Vmagic™!

V Magic™ ~ "Medicine Mama's intimate wellness cream"

Unlike many creams you may find “over the counter”, Vmagic™ consists of 100% natural ingredients with no chemicals or artificial properties. In fact, (quote) “the 100% natural ingredients with organic anti-bacterial and antifungal properties, as well as Sea Buckthorn aid in the repair and care of women’s most tender skin.”

Some of the benefits of Vmagic™ include:
(quote)
• Alleviation of symptoms as itching, burning, soreness, dryness and tenderness associated with imbalance of a woman’s personal feminine area.
• It soothes irritated skin and rashes associated with waxing and shaving; aids in recovery of cosmetic surgery; and can safely be used daily as a moisturizer and lubricant providing nourishment and rejuvenation to a woman’s intimate feminine area.

Find out about the precise combined blend of ingredients in Vmagic™ intended to bring out their most powerful health benefits in the product, learn more about other Donna Steinmann’s healing products, and read wonderful comments from users on Medicine Mama’s website at:
www.medicinemamasapothecary.com

You may also find Medicine Mama’s Apothecary on Facebook!

Vmagic™ may be found and purchased for $24.95 (2oz jar) at “natural retailers” across the nation or on the website listed above.

A 5-STAR review for Vmagic™ and Medicine Mama’s Apothecary !

NOW ~ SAVING THE BEST FOR LAST !! In this article you’ve heard a lot about one of Medicine Mama, Donna Steinmann’s unique products! How would you like find out more about an all in one healing skin cream called Sweet Bee Magic and SEE how Medicine Mama’s “Magic” is made? You are invited to be part of a “Behind The Scenes” Webinar at The Medicine Mama’s Apothecary!!

Medicine Mama, Donna Steinmann

This exclusive Webinar will be held on
Wednesday September 5th, 2012! :
1:00pm PST / 4:00pm EST or 4:00pm PST / 7:00pm EST

You won’t want to miss out on this amazing opportunity to see and hear the Medicine Mama, Donna Steinmann share the “Magic” of her all purpose “SWEET BEE MAGIC”, healthy, pure, healing, nourishing, protective cream and all of it’s uses!

RSVP NOW to: sarah@crierpr.com to participate in this informative Webinar! Be sure to specify if you will be participating at 1:00pm PST / 4:00pm EST or 4:00pm PST / 7:00pm EST !!!
Instructions for login will be sent upon receipt of rsvp.

Again…. RSVP to : sarah@crierpr.com to attend!!

(Credit: Sources for any quotes or paraphrased information in this article from Media Resources, and Medicine Mama’s Apothecary website.)

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August 28, 2012

Voluminous Eyelashes are Guaranteed with Borghese

BORGHESE Superiore Mascara

Are you on the search for voluminous lashes? They are guaranteed with the Borghese Superiore Mascara. As you can see in my pictures, this mascara showed the full potential of how long my lashes could be. I have so many brands of mascara and as soon as I tried Borghese, I fell in love immediately. Even though it is a little pricey at $20 dollars, I would say it’s worth saving your money for!

Rachel

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August 26, 2012

Five “Must-Haves” in My Ballet Bag

As a Junior in High School and a Soloist for the State Ballet of Rhode Island, my time is very limited so I have to make sure my ballet bag is always packed. There are always a few essential items that I “Must Have” in my ballet bag, and these might be good ideas for you too.

Must Have #1: Tweezerman Match Box Itty Bitty Files are a must.  My fingernails and toenails must always be smooth because I can’t risk tearing my tights, and it does happen from time to time when I have a rough edge. These itty bitty nail files come in a matchbox package of 12, so there are plenty of mini files to share with my friends.

www.tweezerman.com 

Must Have #2: Murad’s Skin Perfection Primer is a great product to have before applying makeup, which we do often at the ballet. I like Murad’s Skin Perfection Primer because it helps control acne breakouts, reduces the appearance of pores, and controls shine.  After all, who wants to have a shiny face when they are on stage, or any place else for that matter. www.murad.com

Must Have #3: Eylure Naturalites Eyelashes are another important accessory.  Available in assorted styles and sizes, they are reusable and come with their own adhesive, which is very convenient.  They are easy to use and takes little time to apply.  When I want my eyes to POP onstage, I use Eylure Naturalites!

www.eylure.com

Must Have #4: I always like to carry a fragrance in my bag and Lavanila “Summer Vanilla” Roll-on is the perfect one for me.  This fragrance has a delicate vanilla scent. It is subtle enough that I can roll on  as often  I like without it being over powering. Lavanila roll-on comes in a very slim bottle which fits conveniently in my ballet bag.

 www.lavanila.com

Must Have #5: I have at least 6 Mia Hair Accessories in my bag at all times.   Braidies are a great acccessory.  They are headbands that look like a hair braid.  They are one size fits all and comes in 2 sizes, thick and thin.  When I wear my hair in a bun I wear the Braidies. The braid adds a unique and stylish look. Tony Ties, are a must too. These no tug hair ties (leopard print being my favorite) hold my hair back in a ponytail. Tony Ties come out easily without pulling on my hair.  Mia Hair Accessories come in 5 natural Hair colors. www.tonytail.com

 

Adrienne, Teen Blogger

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August 25, 2012

Lisa Hoffman Combines Fragrance with Elegance

Just when I thought  jewelry couldn’t be any more unique, I found Lisa Hoffman Fragrance Jewelry. Lisa Hoffman has brilliantly created a line of jewelry  that combines fragrance and fashion.  I have been wearing one of Lisa Hoffman’s  beautiful Fragrance Necklaces with a filigreed charm attached. What is unique about my necklace is that inside the charm are tiny scented beads. The beads carry the fragrance inside the charm.   As I wear my Fragrance Necklace, every so often I can smell the subtle but fragrant scent the charm carries.

The Fragrant Beads come in 5 intoxicating scents; Tuscan Fig, Tunisian Neroli, Japanese Agarwood, French Clary Sage and Madagascar Orchid.   You can refill the charm with new beads every few weeks, more or less, depending on your preference.  As an alternative to the Fragrance Jewely, these 5 scents are available in Eau de Parfum.

Tuscan Fig is the scent I chose through their unique application called iscentify.  At http://www.lisahoffmanbeauty.com/iScentify  a video is featured that explains exactly how iscentify suggests the fragrance that is perfect for you.   It is an amazing application, one that you must try, especially if you are not sure of the scent you would like.   You can choose more than one scent  in your charm or alternate scents depending on your mood, the choice is yours.   Another nice feature about Lisa Hoffman’s  Fragrance Jewelry is that the fragrance never touches your skin.

The Lisa Hoffman Fragrance Jewelry Collection consists of Bracelets, Necklaces and Earrings. They are available in a variety of finishes, like antique bronze or  14 kt gold plated  as well as a variety of charms.  View their exquisite line of Fragrance Jewelry at http://www.lisahoffmanbeauty.com/shop/fragrance-jewelry.  Lisa Hoffman Fragrance Jewelry is also found at www.HSN.com

Refills for your Fragrance Beads are also available at both websites.

Combine Fragrance with Elegance with Lisa Hoffman Fragrance Jewelry.

 

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