Archives for October 2012

October 25, 2012

Inventive Eco-Organic, it’s the Natural Choice

Lets start with the facts regarding Inventive Eco-Organic Anti Oxidant Infusion Balm.  This Anti oxidant Infusion Balm contains Omega-3 which supports essential cellular restoration and promotes healing, Argaon oil, an ancient, rich compound from morrocco and  Vitamin B-5 known to  energizes and restore dry devitalized skin. Inventive Eco-Organic’s Anti Oxidant Infusion Balm is made from fully organic combinations of delightful nut butter, exoticozonated oils, vitamins and herbal extracts. When applying this vitamin infused moisture rich cream to any part of the body you are left with supple nourished skin.  Especially for myself, after having a chemical peel done to my face, I was able to use this product.  I felt that my skin got back to normal sooner then if I had not used this in my post peel treatment.  For Anyone that loves to give the best of the best,  this is it!

Inventive’s Eco-Organic Elemental Mineral Mist is another great product. Wow, very refreshing, I instantly felt a cool down and the aroma was a light cucumber scent.  Being an organic product, you know this one is good for you. It is also excellent for those with acne or Rosacea. Inventive Eco-Organic Elemental Mineral Mist contains Supplement minerals, essential for the efficient skin absorption of vitamins, proteins, hormones, amino acid and enzymes.  It also balances the skin with the perfect PH, helping to cleanse, repair, and rejuvenate.  I love that it is good for dry, oily, or even perfect skin.  Inventive Eco-Organic Elemental Mineral Mist will make your makeup application last longer through the day, whether it is humid or dry,  it is also good for traveling on the airplane when you feel the need to be refreshed- Love.

Crystal Price, Guest Blogger


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October 25, 2012

Elavo is Luxury for Your Eyes

I found the perfect eye cream to help wake up my tired and stressed eyes, Elavo Radiant Eyes. That’s right, even you can have radiant eyes with a dab or two of Elavo Radiant Eyes before bedtime.  Elavo Radiant Eyes is part of a new skincare line, Elavo Skincare, created by New York based, board certified Dermatologist Dr. Ahmet Altiner.  As explained by Elavo Skinecare, “Elavo Radiant Eyes is a powerful antioxidant complex that clinically reduces the appearance of dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles.” Elavo Radiant Eyes peaked my interest because of its claim to reduce puffiness and dark circles around the eye area, which is an issue many of us have to deal with.

Elavo Radiant Eyes contains a powerful ingredient, Titanium dioxide. According to Elavo, “Titanium Dioxide provides effective SPF protection from UVA and UVB rays and thanks to its light-diffusing properties, works as a pigment corrector to instantly reduce the shadows that play off dark under eye circles”. Its natural antioxidants help heal damaged collagen which helps reduce puffiness.  Elavo Radiant Eyes has a very nice light texture which smooths easily around your eyes without leaving a heavy greasy feeling.  I plan on continuing with Elavo Radiant Eyes, and leaving my dark circles and puffiness behind.

Elavo Radiant Eyes is only available for purchase on www.ElavoSkincare.com.

 

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October 24, 2012

Have Fun With BLING STRANDS Glitter Tatoos

Last week I tried the glitter tattoo kit for something different. I like the look of a tattoo but I am not sure if I would want a permanent one. The Bling Strands Glitter Tattoo application is simple: All you have to do is place the stencil on your skin where you want the tattoo to be, and then dab the glitter on until the stencil is completely filled in. The temporary glitter tattoos are great for parties or even just a night out. You can change colors or stencils, and even mix the colors together. They can be easily removed with rubbing alcohol. I know that I will be having more fun with these.  www.blingstrands.com

 

Rachel, Teen Blogger

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October 23, 2012

Meet Aviva

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October 22, 2012

It’s Time to Choose Your “SPROUT”

What do the following items have in common? Corn Resin, Diamonds, Mother of Pearl, Organic Cotton, Bamboo, Mineral Crystal, Recycled Water Bottle Straps, Murcury Free Battery and Recycled Filters, do you give up?  The answer is “SPROUT”, an eco-friendly Timepiece and you will find that each watch will contain one or more of these organic materials mentioned, and they are amazingly eye-catching.  I have been sporting my Sprout  watch all summer long and I love it.  The Sprout I chose was a perfect fit for me. As you can see from the photo abpve, it has a comfy strap, with a cork face.  The elegant gold tone numbers are just the right size, making it easy for me to read.

Sprout  watches are available in an array of styles, colors and sizes.  There are so many styles to choose from that you will have difficulty selecting one. What is so special about the Sprout Timepiece?  As stated by Sprout, their watches are “an eco-friendly timepiece designed to have the smallest possible impact on this great home we call earth“.  Sprout watches are so unique that “80% of the materials used to make sprout watched are natural, low impact, biodegradable, recycleable or renewable.”

When you are viewing Sprout watches, you would never think they were earth friendly because they look so fashionable.  Most of us never associate recycleable and fashionable at the same time.  For example, The Owl Sprout watch below has diamonds for eyes and includes some Mother of Pearl, very elegant.  Sprout timepieces are designed for Men, Women and Children.  You will  have a difficult time choosing one of these delightful eco-friendlywwatches, but you won’t have a difficult time wearing it.  You won’t want to take it off.  It’s time to choose your Sprouthttp://www.sproutwatches.com/

 

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October 22, 2012

My interview with Soccer Star Cobi Jones and Sports Medicine Specialist, Dr. Bert Mandelbaum about their educational clinics for young athletes that instructs them in preventing sports injuries!

Soccer Star Cobi Jones, and Sports Medicine Specialist , Dr.Bert Mandelbaum have partnered with DePuy Mitek to initiate the Sports Injury Prevention Program for young athletes.

I recently had the opportunity to interview Cobi and Dr.Mandelbaum. These two men are very committed to this program and I’d like to introduce you to them both.

Soccer Star – Cobi Jones

(COBI JONES-Quote): “After I suffered a labral tear in my hip while playing soccer, I realized that many sports-related injuries can be prevented and I dedicated myself to helping young athletes learn more about injury prevention. As a player, I was fortunate to work with coaching and medical staffs that underscored the importance of utilizing injury prevention exercises, which contributed to my healthy and long playing career. In working with DePuy Mitek, I’m excited to educate athletes regarding the FIFA 11+ injury prevention warmup!”

Get to know Cobi even better by viewing this video, Cobi Jones-A Day in the Life , sponsored by DePuy Mitek .

Now meet:
DR.BERT MANDELBAUM :

Director of the Santa Monica Sports Foundation and FIFA Medical Officer for the 2012 Olympics.

(DR.MANDELBAUM – Quote) “As one of the lead physicians for the U.S. National Teams, I know that even the most conditioned athletes experience sports injuries. Unfortunately, injuries suffered as a result of playing sports may have long-lasting consequences, such as discomfort or pain, for years to come. It’s especially important that young athletes, parents and coaches put an emphasis on sports injury prevention and, if an injury occurs, seek appropriate medical attention.”

You’ve heard FIFA mentioned above by both Cobi and Dr. Mandelbaum. “ FIFA (pronounced FE-FAH ) is the acronym for (Quote “The Fédération Internationale de Football Association. ( In English – International Federation Association of Football, and referring to the game of soccer in the U.S.)”

There’s a “warm-up” program called FIFA 11+. It’s goal is to reduce and help prevent injures in young athletes. (Ages 14 and above.) ( Quote) “By leveraging the body’s natural defense mechanisms it helps these athletes become more resistant to injuries by instructing preventative techniques.”

There are free educational clinics in 16 U.S. cities that focus on tools and information from the FIFA 11+ program that are geared to young athletes, parents and coaches that stress the importance of preventing “sports-related” injuries. (Quote) “Cobi can demonstrate some of these “warm-up” moves that kept him on the field, and Dr. Mandelbaum will speak about the importance of preventing and treatment of the sports-related injuries!” There are online videos as well!

For more information about Clinics around the Country and FIFA 11+, I refer you to : http://www.facebook.com/SportsInjuryPreventionProgram

Being able to personally speak with Cobi Jones and Dr.Bert Mandelbaum, I could only imagine what an experience it would be for a young athlete to be able to get FIFA 11+ training and education from these seasoned professionals! They are so energized and focused on total well being and positive encouragement!

When I spoke with Cobi, I had wondered how the FIFA 11+ program was being received. He said that there was a not only a good response from coaches and the young athletes, but from the parents as well. That was great to hear as I think it’s great that there is a program that can instill preventative training into these young athletes that will keep them healthy, and strong and less prone to injuries.

I asked Cobi if he enjoyed doing these clinics, and he “very” enthusiastically shared that he really enjoyed “giving back” by doing what he’s doing. How lucky for a younger athlete to be able to learn from someone who has excelled in his sport like Cobi has!

I was also curious about finding out if Cobi missed playing Soccer professionally. He told me his soccer career was great, but there was no doubt that he would always miss the roar of the crowd during the games.

I needed to move along to Dr. Mandelbaum so I wished Cobi ongoing success and all the best with his many future endeavors.

Dr.Bert Mandelbaum was a joy to speak with, as well. I had wondered if there had been any changes in the FIFA 11+ injury prevention program for younger athletes. He told me that this was a work in progress in Southern California since the 90’s, and percentages have shown that the program is going in the right direction.

I asked him if he does a lot of traveling with the FIFA 11+ clinics. Dr. Mandelbaum, Director of the Santa Monica Sports Foundation, said that he does do some traveling, but works a lot with the local physicians at local clinics.

He was very articulate and clear about the fact that “we are what we eat, drink, and do”!
I believe that is exceptional input for all of us whether we are athletes or not… He also made a point that pulls everything together very nicely, by adding that “it’s all about prevention and enhancing the (athlete’s) ability to play the game.”

Dr.Mandelbaum had such great views, and was so knowledgeable. I really appreciated the time I was able to spend with him, and with Cobi.

I’ll remind you again to visit the Facebook link listed above to get information about the Sports Injury Prevention Program !

The program’s “Twitter Handle” is: www.twitter.com/@MitekSportsMed

To learn more about the DePuy Mitek, a global leader in orthopaedic sports medicine visit:
http://www.depuysynthes.com

(quotes or paraphrased information from PR Fact Sheets, and Wikipedia for the FIFA Acronym.)

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October 20, 2012

PAUL MITCHELL Supports the American Cancer Society

 

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Paul Mitchell has released their bestselling Pro Tools and stylers in an inspiring pink graffiti print.  Featuring uplifting words of hope, Paul Mitchell Limited Edition Pink Tools and Stylers support the American Cancer Society with a fun and stylish new look!

 

 

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October 19, 2012

The Way To Amazing Brows is Joey Healy

I recently discovered this amazing eyebrow powder and it’s from the Joey Healy Eyebrow Collection of Luxe Brow Powders.  Before I tell you how you can have amazing eyebrows, I want to introduce you to Joey Healy.

Joey Healy, is a premier eye-brow specialist, professional make-up artist and a licensed esthetician based in New York. “Founder of The Joey Healy Eyebrow Collection, Joey focused his infatuation with flawless eyebrows into the development of chic, modern cosmetic line that delivers truly exquisite product”. Joey Healy’s talented make-up work can be seen on covers of international magazines, runways, television even the New York City Ballet.

Two products in the Joey Healy Collection that I am having amazing results with are the Luxe Brow Powder and the Duo Brow Brush. The Duo Brow Brush is an essential tool because it allows you to apply the Luxe Brow Powder precisely and effortlessly to your brow area.  You will be amazed at how easy it is fill and define your eyebrows. The angled brush, which is made of cruelty-free boar and badger hair is perfect for transferring the brow powder to your brow, the results are amazing. The opposite end of the brush, called the spoolie, ensures proper placement of the powder and will sweep your eyebrow right back into place. I find that brushing my brows allows me to trim them properly so that they look well groomed.

If you have eyebrows that are starting to become sparse, this is the product you won’t want to leave home without.  The Luxe Brow Powders are fabulous and so easy to apply. With a few dabs of Luxe Brow Powder on your brush, lightly fill in the areas that need touching up.  The powder blends right in, so much so, that you can not tell the difference between the powder and the brow.

The Luxe Brow powder is available in six shades and at http://joeyhealy.com/ you can view Joey Healy’s extensive line of eyebrow necessities.  To have the perfect Brow you need to have Joey Healy.

 CELEBRITY EYEBROW STYLIST JOEY HEALY NAMES THE FIRST ANNUAL BROW AWARD WINNERS FROM THE EMMY RED CARPET

GINNIFER GOODWIN – ONCE UPON A TIME

Ginnifer Goodwin rocked a prominent yet well-edited shape that worked perfectly to enhance her delicate bone structure,” says Joey.

To get the look, Joey suggests The Joey Healy Eyebrow Collection Brow Architect Stylo in Molasses

 

HAYDEN PANETTIERE – NASHVILLE 

Hayden Panettiere brought Nashville glamour to the carpet flaunting “flawless, full brows that transformed her from a girl into a woman.”

To get the look, Joey suggests The Joey Healy Eyebrow Collection Luxe Brow Powder in Corduroy, paired with the Duo Brow Brush

 

 

JANUARY JONES – MAD MEN

 Joey hands out his Brow Award for Best Brows on the Red Carpet to January Jones who he says “hit the mark with luxuriously thick eyebrows pitch perfect in a soft chestnut tone.”

To get the look, Joey suggests The Joey Healy Eyebrow Collection Luxe Brow Powder in Equestrian, paired with the Duo Brow Brush

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October 18, 2012

PEVONIA Promotes PINK PRIDE Proceeds

                 

Pevonia will be supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation this October in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A portion of the proceeds made throughout the month of October, from the Esthebuste Line, will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to hopefully get one step closer to finding a cure.

Daytona Beach, October 1, 2012 – Every 2 minutes, there is a new breast cancer diagnosis in the United States. Every 14 minutes, a life is lost to the disease. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Pevonia will be donating a portion of October proceeds from their Esthebuste Line to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Breast Cancer Research Foundation funded research has helped save lives and significantly improved the quality of care and survivorship for tens of thousands of breast cancer patients in the past decade and a half (Bcrfcure.org).

Pevonia’s Esthebuste Line is suitable for all skin types and offers natural extracts in order to provide healthier skin. The Restore Neck & Bust Cream firms and tones the delicate neck, bust, and décolleté areas. Enriched with a potent blend of Kigelia Africana, Chamomile, and Vitamin E, this cream helps to reduce visible signs of aging, smooth overall texture, and improve skin elasticity.  The neck and bust areas will appear visibly restored and youthful. With just a few drops of the Restore Neck & Bust Concentrate, you will notice the difference in your skin as it targets and fights the signs of premature aging in the area between the chin and lower bust line. Kigelia Africana and Chamomile work together to improve skin tone, hydrate and increase elasticity, visibly repair sun damage, and rejuvenate the neck, bust, and décolleté areas.

Pevonia strives to give more women the chance to join the 2.5 million breast cancer survivors. As the most common cancer in American women and the leading cause of death in women ages 40 and 55, your October Esthebuste purchase can bring researchers closer to finding a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime.The Esthebuste Line is available online at www.pevonia.com as well as at prestigious spas & salons worldwide.

About Pevonia: The most powerful ingredients in skincare come from the safest source – nature. For the past 20 years, Pevonia has been the leader in delivering natural skincare solutions to the finest spas and professional aestheticians worldwide. Pevonia’s award-winning products and in-spa treatments are coveted by celebrities, influencers, and consumers worldwide for their aesthetician-proven ability to deliver outstanding skin solutions that restore, rejuvenate, and revitalize all skin types.


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October 18, 2012

Give the gift of luxurious hair this holiday season with “Macadamia Natural Oil”

Macadamia Natural Oil has developed an outstanding line of Hare Care Products.  Combining the  benificial properties of Macadamia Nut Oil and Argan Seed Oil they formulated an  extensive line of hair care product that will not only heal and nourish your hair, it will revitalize and rejuvenate even the most damaged hair.  If you know the backgrounds of these two oils, you will understand why this is true.

At http://www.macadamiahair.com learn about their products and the history of both Macadamia Oil and Argan Oil.  I have heard so much about these two oils and I know many haircare and skin care lines contain Argan Oil, but I really hadn’t heard much about Macadamia Oil until now.  After visiting their website, I became very knowledgable of the benefits of these two oils combined,  and what they would do for my own color treated and stressed hair.  According to their website, the benefits of the Oils “Together, macadamia oil and Argan oil replenish the hair’s natural emollients with the high content of essential fatty acids found naturally in both of these exceptional oils.  The combined benefits help to nourish and protect the hair from harmful UV rays while repairing hair follicles for improved elasticity  and shine”.

My daughter Adrienne and I had the delightful experience of trying the Macadamia Natural Oil through their  Luxe Travel Set.  The Luxe Travel sets included everything we needed to try out Macadamia Nut Oil and we were glad we did.  My daughter especially found Macadamia Natural Oil Hair Care, sensational and she will be featuring her experience with Macadamia Nut Oil soon.!

Macadamia Rejuvinating Shampoo is a sulfate-free, paraban-free and colorsafe shampoo designed for all hair types.  Using both the shampoo together with Macadamia Moisturizing Rinse, you will notice right away how manageable and soft your hair will be.

I especially like the Macadamia Nourshing Leave-In Cream.  The leave-in cream helps with detangling curly hair and it really does leave your hair silky soft.

Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment is one of my favorites.  It can be used daily and is perfect for all hair types, especially dry and damaged hair like my own.  This Healing Oil Treatment also helped detangle my  hair leaving me with a frizz-free finish (which is a huge plus for my hair type, curly). Macadmamina Oil Treatment is also beneficial for color treated hair, helping to  reduce fading and offering natural UV protection.  You won’t believe how soft my hair is after applying it.

Macadamia Natural Oil has their own Healing Oil Infused Comb that works in conjunction with their Healing Oil Treatment. This special comb is a wide toothed comb and  provides even distribution of the Healing Oil, leaving no residue on your hands, detangling hair and leaving your hair smooth and shiny.

Another one of my favorites from this line is the Macadamia Deep Repair Masque.  This once or twice weekly treatment helps to revitalize dry, damaged hair.  Besides containing those two “beneficial Oils” we talked about, the Hair Repair Masque also contains tea tree oil, chamomile oil, aloe and algae extracts allowing for long-lasting conditioning.

Did I mention that Macadamia Nut Oil Hair Care Products smell fantastic, you hair will too!  This is a hair care system you have to try for yourself. http://www.macadamiahair.com

Give the gift of beautiful, luxurious hair this Holiday season with  Macadamia Natural Oil

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