Archives for September 2012

September 25, 2012

Shape Up Your Brows with Tweezerman


As my daughter Adrienne nicely put it, “Nothing is more annoying than tweezers that don’t tweeze, but there is nothing annoying about Tweezerman tweezers”. That was the experience I recently had when I was trying to find a “tweezer that worked”. She told my I could borrow her Tweezerman tweezer but to make sure I returned it to her, and I can see why. Tweezerman tweezers are truly amazing and they really do work. E every unwanted hair I wanted removed came out on the first try. With Tweezerman, I shaped my eyebrow quickly and easily.  These stainless steel mini slant tweezers have “perfectly aligned, hand-filed tips to ensure precision”.

Tweezerman has also just introduced the Mix ‘N Match Runway Prints Collection available in Neon Pink or Blue and available exclusively at Sephora.

You will find an assortment of Tweezers in many colors and prints along with a wide variety of beauty tools at

 “Tweezerman award-winning Slant®” is small enough to fit in a wristlet. Tweezerman is a “must have”, in your beauty tool collection.  Shape up your eyebrows with Tweezerman.
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September 24, 2012


It’s not to late for a chance to win a CLARISONIC ACNE CLARIFYING COLLECTION (valued at $169.00).  This collection includes the Clarisonic Mia 2,  a unique cleansing system which works with the plush Acne Cleansing Brush Head to gently flush pores and remove impurities from the skin along with the CLARISONIC ACNE CLARIFYING CLEANSING SET  (valued at $47.00).

My daughter Adrienne has been using the Clarisonic Mia 2 for three weeks now and she loves it. Cleansing her face with the Clarisonic Mia 2 has become part of her nightly routine. 

Adrienne says, “The  Acne Clarifying Brush Head is amazing!  It’s bristles are very soft and plush and it feels like more area of my skin is being cleaned.  Since using the Clarifying Brush Head, I noticed that I have had fewer acne outbreaks .  This product is absolutely amazing.”   

The Clarisonic Acne Clarifying  Brush Head is safe for all acne prone skin.  Its extra plush bristles help to throughly cleanse your pores.  As stated by Clarisonic, “Velvet-like bristle tips are uniquely textured to provide an ultra-gentle cleansing action on sensitive, compromised skin.” The Clarisonic Acne Clarifying Brush Head fits on any Clarisonic cleansing devise and if used twice daily, will last approximately 3 months.

Remember to Enter to win your personal Clarisonic Acne Clarifying Collection go to  the It’s a Glam Thing Facebook page here:  and share with us your personal acne-related story and you will automatically be entered for a chance to win.  There is no limit to qualify to win. One entry is allowed per person. The lucky winner will be chosen by September 30th and will be announced right here at It’s a Glam Thing.Or…. you can enter to win by e-mailing lisa (@) itsaglamthing (dot) com and leave your story with Lisa. Use CLARISONIC  in the subject line.Good Luck! Hope you are the lucky winner!


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September 23, 2012

Fiafini Skincare Making the Wonders of Marula Oil Available toEveryone!

Being an avid traveler, one of the things I love when I travel is to seek skincare particular to a region, especially when those regions can be environmentally rough on the skin. When I see the natural products that generations of women have used to protect and nurture their skin, I not only take note, I make sure I obtain some and these products . Without fail, these products always become a mainstay in my beauty regiment. My beauty stash looks like it needs a passport, from Argan Oil produced in Morocco, to Kukui Oil produced in Hawaii; some of the best treasures from travels can transform your skin! Thankfully I have a kindred spirit in Stasia Serafini, one of the three sisters responsible for bringing us Fiafini Skincare ( which harnesses the power of Marula Oil.

When Stasia Serafini discovered a small vial of pale golden Marula oil from South Africa, little did she know that this tiny African treasure was about to transform her life. Used for centuries by South African women in the care and beauty of their complexions, Marula oil is a potent, powerful and pure anti-aging wonder. Ten times more stable on the skin than olive oil and rich in vitamin C, this remarkable oil is naturally chemical-free, and safe for all skin types, even sensitive. After using this amazing oil on her face for only a few months, Stasia noticed some pretty incredible results: reduced fine lines and wrinkles, smoother texture and incredible suppleness. She was not only delighted, she was eager to find more of this wonderful product, but there was little to be had in the US. Knowing that there had to be hundreds of other women in the world who had been on a similar search as her, Stasia realized the time had come for her to bring her skincare odyssey to life with Fiafini Skincare.

Some of these remarkable discoveries happen by chance. Stasia embarked to create a product line that will give women everywhere access to this remarkable beauty miracle. She was efficacious in her search for natural, toxin and petrochemical free, vegan and recyclable products that were both powerful and safe enough to be used by women of all ages. Ingredients from cacti and hydrating desert botanicals, proven antioxidants such as green tea and avocado, the Fiafini skincare line harnesses the power of Marula Oil to give your skin advanced anti-aging and antioxidant protection that delivers visible benefits and results that you will see and feel.

The skincare line which consists of Exceptional Skin Serum, Delicate Cleaning Emulsion, Devine Hydration Moisturizer, and Deluxe Anti-Aging Eye Cream has been clinically tested as well as tested with real woman to guarantee miraculous anti-aging results. The results show that;

• After using the complete Fiafini system 2 times a day for 7 days, skin showed up to a 127% increase in natural moisture levels.
• 88% of women strongly agreed their skin felt smooth and soft after using Divine Hydration Moisturizer for only one day.
• After just one use of Deluxe Anti-aging Eye Cream, 85% of women noticed visibly more hydrated skin around their eyes.

The line is available at, online at such sites as,, as well as at select stores. Finally, clinically-proven skincare that harnesses the legendary antioxidant power of South African Marula beauty oil for advanced anti-aging benefits available to women everywhere!

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September 22, 2012

UV Protection for the Hair


Ever since I was little I have always had a bad luck with the sun.  With my fair skin and freckles I would load up on sunscreen, LITERALLY.   I swear my mom would put the whole container on go me and now that I am older I rarely go out into the sun. Of course when I do I still load up on the sunscreen.

Now being a hairdresser I have realized that skin is not the only part of our body that needs protection.  Believe it or not our hair (colored or not) can get the same effect from the sun.  It may not get sunburned but it can change color from the UV rays and if it’s colored, the hair color can fade.

Now we don’t have to worry about that anymore with Paul Mitchell’s new UV Color Protection spray mist.  With just a few sprays all over your hair, the mist will give your hair 24 hour protection in even the hottest sun.

Having colored my hair red (the hardest color to keep) everyone has told me that with time it will fade from sun exposure and from washing it.  Paul Mitchell is 9 step ahead of you when it comes to your hair and the sun.  Sun Recovery Shampoo  and Hair Masque to protect and prolong your gorgeous color.  So no more haircolor fading or sun damaged hair.

With all things Paul Mitchell go to and see more.


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September 22, 2012

Shape Up Your Brow With Tweezerman

Nothing is more annoying than tweezers that don’t tweeze, but there is nothing annoying about Tweezerman tweezers.  Tweezerman tweezers are perfectly aligned and made of stainless steel.  Tweezerman tweezers have slanted tips that grasp every unwanted hair.  The tweezers I am using now are from Tweezerman‘s Mix ‘n Match Runway Collection with a choice of colors, Neon Pink or Blue.  I found that I could  easily shape my eyebrows very quickly and efficiently.  Tweezerman doesn’t only offer amazing tweezers but they have an amazing eyelash/eyebrow brush too.

Say goodbye to clumpy mascara! You will love The Tweezerman Folding Ilashcomb. The folding ILashcomb has gold teeth that are perfectly spaced so it will brush right through your mascara covered eyelashes.  With the Tweezerman Folding Ilashcomb,  you will have the most beautiful eyebrows and eyelashes you ever had. Both tweezers and Ilashcomb are small enough to fit in a wristlet.

The Mix ‘N Match Runway Prints Collection is sold exclusively at Sephora.

You will find an assortment of Tweezers in many colors and prints along with a wide variety of Beauty tools at






Adrienne, Teen Blogger


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September 21, 2012

Camouflage Cosmetic Creator, Makeup Artist, and Author, Judith August has “Gotcha Covered” !

When it comes to the world of camouflage cosmetics,Judith August is the Glam Gal you want to get to know!

Visit Judith’s awesome webpage : and find a solution for just about anything! Whether it be dark circles under your eyes, problems with rosacea, uneven skin, etc., I’m telling you, you’ll find a “fix” for your problem from this former New York and Los Angeles model who has celebrities galore loving her products!

I also want to introduce you to her exceptional news letter below that I know you’ll enjoy!

And yes, that gorgeous blonde at the bottom of the page is “Super ModeL” Heide , one the many celebrities, and entertainers that have raved about Judith’s “Everything Pencils” which have appeared as “ Must Haves” in numerous Beauty and Fashion publications! The “Everything Pencil” is portable, easy to use and naturally covers with ease!

You can check out a vast array of terrific products on Judith’s website, including the “Everything Pencil”. You’ll also be treated to some great pictures of Judith when she was modeling, along with many tips to keep any “imperfections” you may have, undercover.

Go now !! Visit & like Judith August’s Facebook Page , enjoy the wonderful tutorial, and learn how to create your own “Sexy Smokey Eyes” !

(Copy of Judith’s newsletter courtesy of Judith August Cosmetics.)

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September 21, 2012

Nourish Your Hands With Soap & Paper

Are you looking for an “all natural” and paraben, phthalate, and  petroleum free hand cream???  Well look no further….. Soap & Paper Factory hand cream is packed with the best oils Mother Nature  provides to nourish your skin.  With the cold nip soon entering our  air, our  hands will start to dry out really fast! Soap & Paper Factory Marine Hand Cream is infused with moisturizing, ultra-hydrating shea butter meadowfoam, borage oil, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids to feed dry skin throughout any season. This luxurious, long lasting hand cream will hydrate and soothe the most fatigued, dry, rough skin for a  smoother, younger look. It absorbs quickly without your hands feeling  greasy.  I love the natural scent of “Marine”, it is not too perfumery but has a touch of fresh citrus, basil and green tea leaves. It comes in a beautiful floral design, recyclable, aluminum  tube which is easy to store in a desk drawer, car compartment, or pocket book.  Other fragrances include Geranium, Gardenia, Lavender, Green Tea, Verbena and Jasmine and they all can be found at  

Soap & Paper Factory Marine Hand Cream is on the top of  my list for hydrating my skin….. the natural way!


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September 21, 2012

Layla Hologram Effect Nail Polish

Layla Hologram Effect Nail Polish – Glitter, shimmer, and shine, every girl could use a little of that! Layla nail polish has some great nail colors, and the Hologram Effect is no exception. This color is so funky and looks professionally done when applied myself. The awesome thing about it is that the colors pretty much change in whatever light you are in. The nail polish itself is not so thick, so I used 3 coats. Otherwise, I am absolutely in love!

Rachel, Teen Blogger

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September 21, 2012

Elite Theraputics Is Platinum in Skin Care

“Renowned and Board-Certified Radiation Oncologist”, Dr. Kevin L. Schewe, has created a skin care line like no other, Elite Theraputics. As stated by Elite Therapeutics, “Through his years of extensive clinical cancer care, personal research, and testing of various skin care products, Dr. Schewe became absolutely convinced that Vitamin E technology forms the cornerstone of protection, maintenance, and repair of damaged skin”.  Combining the highest quality ingredients, exclusive blends of complexes and compounds, Elite Theraputics was born.

I had the opportunity to try an amazing anti-aging, anti-wrinkle creme from Elite Therapeutics skincare line, Elite Platinum Creme. My hope was that Elite Platinum Creme would address my signs of aging and reduce wrinkles on my face and around my eyes. After using Elite Platinum Creme for several weeks now, I can honestly say that I can visibly see a difference when I look in the mirror. My skin is much softer and smoother, and the creme has reduced some of the fine lines around my eyes, I am truly amazed. I plan on continuing with with Elite Platinum Creme as part of my daily skincare routine.  I can’t wait to see the results after several months.

What makes Elite Therapeutics different from other anti-wrinkle cremes? These four revolutionary ingredients:

Apple Stem Cell Technology, a fruit-derived, all-natural apple stem cells that are clinically proven to reduce size, depth and intensity of wrinkles. Apple Stem Cell Technology is a “nature plus science elixir” infused with youth mimicking proteins, literally promotes skin immunity, while also helping to preserve the healthy look and vitality of your skin”.

Penta-Peptide Complex™  which is a “potent combination of five anti-aging protein peptides specifically targeted at helping improve dermal hydration, elastin proliferation and DNA protection”.

E Factor-8 Complex™ offers the  most complete and pure forms of Vitamin E. “Serving as essential nutrients the body craves, especially when deprived or under distress, pure Vitamin E is one of the most potent antioxidants and protectors against free radical damage.”

Hyaluronate Acid Crosspolymer, is important for  hydrating the skin and helps in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines to give your skin a healthy, plump, smooth and glowing appearance. “With the ability to hold five times the water binding capacity of hyaluronic acid, this ingredient plumps the skin on a molecular level”.

Without a doubt, Elite Therapeutics has created a line of skin cream worth trying out if you are concerned about the wear and tear aging and stress can cause you, and it really does show through time on your face..  Elite Platinum Creme is Paraben-Free, Hormone Free, Phthalate-Free, Cruelty-Free and Fragrance Free.  Clearly, Platinum Creme is designed for all skin types.

Visit and learn more of the history behind Elite Therapeutics and view their entire skincare line.

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September 20, 2012

NEW! Polish & Co.

Fall is just about officially here. Autumn trends are set with jewel tones abundant. Autumn colors such as midnight blues, vampy purples, blood red burgundy’s and warm pumpkin are popular and for nails too. Polish & Co. offers an array of colors, such as “Eggplant Parmesan” – the perfect deep purple burgundy, “Jeans 2 Tight” – a dusky deep blue & “Too Shy” – a muted nude taupe & many more. Check the selection at:

Look at this fabulous set of nails that our teen blogger Adrienne did using Polish & Co. colors. Thanks Adrienne…looks great!

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