Archives for October 2012

October 31, 2012

My interview with Deborah Geigis Berry


Family Planning expert and mom, Deborah Geigis Berry shows us  how to have a treatful Halloween….Thanks Deb!


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October 30, 2012

Say Goodbye to Stress with Sebamed


There are few things I love more than spending a few hours at my favorite LA day spa. I firmly believe that it’s every woman’s duty to give herself a well-deserved pampering at one of these fabulous places at least once a month.  But, if you’re looking for a great do-it-yourself spa experience, I suggest trying Sebamed Spa Shower.

Sebamed lets you bring a little spa treatment to the privacy of your shower at home with a brand new product from this popular dermatologist-recommmended skincare brand.

You’ll start to feel yourself relax from the first time you open the bottle.  Formulated with water lily extract, the clean and calming botanical scent even smells like a spa.

Aside from smelling great, Sebamed Spa Shower also maintains your skin’s natural moisture balance while you’re showering.  Since it’s completely soap-free, your skin won’t be left feeling dry and tight as with some other products.  It leaves your skin feeling hydrated and smooth all day long.

Give it a try and put a little “ahhhh” into your shower!

It retails for $14.95 and can be found online at

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October 29, 2012

Achieve An Instant Natural Glow Gradually

Supergoop Gradual Self-Tanning Sunscreen Mousse is an antioxidant-infused moisture rich whipped lotion for the body and it is a broad spectrum SPF 20. Working in a Dermatology office, I know the benefits of a “safe” tan. I know that burning rays and harmful tanning beds are one of the most leading causes of premature aging and self induced skin damage.

I always enjoy trying new self tanning products and I found myself pretty surprised with how much I loved Supergoop Gradual  Self-Tanning Sunscreen Mousse SPF 20. It felt great going on and has a light cucumber scent. Supergoop Gradual Self-Tanning Sunscreen Mousse SPF 20 is really soft and has a velvety touch, with easy application. It is also free of parabens and oxybersone.

Supergoop Gradual Self-Tanning Sunscreen Mousse SPF 20 will make you feel really good about putting this on your largest organ, the skin. This product gives you an instant natural glow with no greasy feel. After only one week of application I have a healthy tan. Visit check out their sensational sun protection products.

Crystal Price, Guest Blogger

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October 29, 2012

Enjoy Everyday Beauty With Everyday Minerals

I was recently introduced to a unique line of makeup, Everyday Minerals. The great thing about Everyday Minerals is that their makeup is an all natural, vegan and eco-friendly makeup line. Everyday Minerals offers an irresistible selection of products, consisting of colors for cheeks, eyes, lips, as well as foundations, concealers and brushes.

Everyday Minerals offers custom kits that allows you to choose the look you want to achieve and they tell you the colors that would suit you the best. The website is fun, and  after choosing my custom kit of a Lavender and Gray daytime look, I knew exactly what products were needed right down to the colors and brushes to use.  I didn’t have to figure anything out and the pictures also were a great help.

Many of Everyday Minerals products, like the cheek and eye color are delivered in the form of loose powders, they are not pressed. I loved working with the loose powders and when applying the powders with the correct brushes, you will be amazed at how easy it is to achieve your special look. With one sweep of a brush you will have the perfect cheek color or eye color you are looking for.  Everyday Minerals eye colors are also suitable for your eyebrow too.  With a dab here and a dab there, you will have the perfect eye color and astonishing eye brows.

Everyday Minerals Makeup Brush Collection is amazing. The angled brow and liner brush allows you to apply your eye color with precision.  My favorite is the Itahake Brush, shown below.  Their brushes, especially the Itahake brush is so super soft and luxurious that you wont want to use any other  makeup brush on your skin. All of the brushes are soft and silky, you must try them for yourself.

Everyday Minerals is not only an all natural, vegan and eco-friendly makeup, it is also gluten free and cruelty free, and that is amazing.  Another interesting fact about Everyday Minerals, as stated by them, “10% of all Everyday Minerals purchases go towards the acquisition and conservation of Austin Hill Country for Wilderness Preservation. To date, Everyday Minerals has rescued 28 acres of land, with an ultimate goal of rescuing 1,000 acres under Wilderness Protection by 2025.”

You can have everyday beauty and help the environment too, with Everyday Minerals.

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October 29, 2012

Orange flavored New Carmex Lip Conditioner has arrived to keep your lips soft, smooth, and hydrated!

I instantly “fell” for the New Carmex® Lip Conditioner! I love all of the Carmex® pampering and soothing products, but this little yellow tube with the easy to apply slanted tip really got my attention!

New Carmex® Lip Conditioner

First, the orange flavor made from real oranges is terrific:-) I like the fact that it has a “matte” finish, hydrates my lips, and is not “waxy” feeling or “sticky”. I’ll wear it under and over my lip colors to keep my lips looking “healthy, moist, and smooth”!

I immediately purchased some tubes for my makeup case! Carmex® Lip Conditioner is PERFECT for men as well as women!

In fact, from a makeup artists perspective I’ve found that many of the male clients I’ve worked with on commercials or TV shows needed some hydration to keep their lips from getting a dry look especially when they were doing a lot of talking. I recently had to make up the commentator and panel for a televised political debate and was able to put Carmex Lip Conditioner to the test!

In the past, products I’ve used on men’s lips generally had to be applied and then blotted so their lips would not appear greasy or unnatural looking. The matte finish of the new Carmex® Lip Conditioner turned out to be a great choice for the men, especially with all of the talking and questions that were being exchanged throughout the program. Their lips maintained a nice healthy and never dry appearance.

Let’s face it, bottom line, men’s lips get chapped and dry just like women’s and Carmex® Lip Conditioner is a great solution!!

So Glam gals… when you get your Carmex® Lip Conditioner make sure to pick up some extras for the men in your life!! You sure can’t beat the suggested retail price of $1.99!

You’ll also find that the more you use it, you are going to find a “residual moisturizing effect on your lips!”

Quoting the president of Carma Laboratories, Paul Woelbing , “For more than 75 years Carmex has built trust by making fast-acting, deep penetrating, non-greasy formulas. Customers love that the new Lip Conditioner does more than provide a protective barrier. It actually penetrates the lips providing immediate moisturization as well as long-lasting relief.”

For me, I like the quick penetration in this formula which happens to be (Quote)”a custom blend of 13 moisturizing ingredients (including Aloe Butter, Cocoa Butter, Lanolin, and Vitamin E) that condition lips to maintain a healthy, supple look and feel.”

Look for new Carmex® Lip Conditioner at national food, drug and mass stores in the U.S.

Did you know that (Quote)”Carmex® has been the most pharmacist-recommended lip balm; ranking number one in a national survey of over-the counter lip balm products by Pharmacy Times magazine.”

The Carmex® website is very interesting and you’ll be able to find lots of information about the family owned Milwaukee-based Carma Laboratories that has manufactured Carmex® brand lip balm for 75 years.

(Any quoted or paraphrased information in this article is from client press releases or fact sheets.)

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October 28, 2012

This Is One Of My Faovrite Things!

The Bed Head Groupie 1 inch Mini Ceramic Deep Waver is one of my new favorite things! It’s a hair tool that creates loose waves and adds texture to my hair. I even went on line at and it received a 5 star rating. I know there is a full size version but I like the mini size. It’s cute and I think that it does the same work as the full size waver. It heats up super fast and cools down quickly. Take a look at my before and after pictures and when you go to the site, go to the Virtual Style tab and see how you will look with different hairstyles!








Rachel, Teen Blogger

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October 28, 2012

GeoDeo Is The Next Generation Of Freshness

Over the past years, there has been an increase in the demand for  natural and organic deodorant products.  I love that people are finally catching on to the countless benefits of natural deodorants, and it is about time!  Geodeo Natural Deodorant Plus is a new natural deodorant line.  This product removes the daily build-up of toxins and impurities in your body with a Detox Complex.  I love how it glides on and is long lasting from morning to evening (24 hour odor protection).  Geodeo’s odor fighting enzymes neutralize odors instead of covering them up with strong perfumes smells. This deodorant has bamboo and aloe to nourish and soften my skin instead of heavy cream that clog pores. It is important to me that this deodorant is invisible so it does not stain my clothes. Made in USA and the container is recyclable!!!!!! Geodeo is the next generation of freshness!  Geodeo is available in several fabulous fresh scents.  Find your favorite at

Laurie Carcieri, Guest Blogger



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October 26, 2012

Enter to Win a $150.00 Giftcard at

Shopping sisters Liz Lange and Jane Wagman have partnered with Maggy London to give their readers a special treat. Maggy London will gift two lucky readers each a $150 gift card to use at, a must visit destination for the most fashionable (and affordable!) fall trends. Winners will be announced on Shopafrolic’s Facebook and Twitter pages on November 2nd. For details on how to enter

 Liz and Jane’s favorite Maggy London Looks 

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October 26, 2012

Are you in a time crunch? Always “on-the-go”? Here are some great 30 second tips for “quick & easy” hairstyles!

Vanessa Fernandez of Butterfly Studio Salon

Vanessa Fernandez of Butterfly Studio Salon has some great ideas for “Quick hairstyles” that will get you out the door in no time!

Here are three glam 30 second on-the-go tips from Vanessa using one of my favorite hair care lines…. Davines!

For a quick messy/chic look, try using the natural texture of your hair and a texture spray (like Davines For Wizards No. 14 Sea Salt Primer) to create separation. Flip your head upside down; spray, scrunch, and smooth your hair up, twisting it until it’s in a bun shape. Secure with a hair tie.

This is a great style to get hair out of your face quickly and still look cute. Using naturally air dried hair, create a deep side part and craft a braid using three small sections of hair and pulling towards the back of your head. Secure with 2 bobby pins by crossing one over the other.

Setting hair in 2 braids can create natural waves. With your hair about 15% dry, apply a texture cream (try the Davines Defining Styling Cream) and divide hair into two sections. Create one braid on each side, allowing both sections to sit for several hours. Remove braids, flip head over and shake out for beautiful, wavy hair. Apply a medium-hold hairspray (Davines For Wizards No. 9 Structuring Mist) to keep waves flowing.

Here are the Davines products used by Vanesssa:

Davines For Wizards No. 14 Sea Salt Primer

Davines Defining Styling Cream

Davines For Wizards No. 9 Structuring Mist

I use these products not only at home, but am never without them in my Professional Makeup Case. They really work great, are terrific tools for styling, and very versatile!

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October 26, 2012

Big Hair, Big Personality

“The bigger the hair the smaller the hips”… just one of the many lessons Fran Drescher taught us in her show “The Nanny”. Ever since I have become a hairdresser, I noticed that big hair is the trend. Just like leggings and ballet slippers big hair is making it’s come back. I guess my mom was right, trends do repeat themselves.

One of the most frequently asked questions I get is “how can I make my hair bigger”? I know how hard it can be to make your hair bigger when it just doesn’t want to cooperate. That’s when you need to crank out Clairol Professional PRO4 PLEX Volumizing Mousse. With an extra strong hold to keep your style intact all day, PRO4PLEX mousse is also safe to use on color treated hair as well as not leaving your hair feeling sticky or greasy.

So when you need a little volume boost, grab your Clariol Professional PRO4PLEX to give you a long lasting all day hold and get the height you desire. Just be sure to take your heels off when going through a door so you don’t hit your head. 🙂

Be sure to visit and see just what Clariol products can do for you.

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