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December 23, 2012

What's Hot? Fashionable "In Crowd" Jewelry

Farrah KarinaFarrah Karina Jewelry was launched in June of 2011. Farrah was born in Los Angeles, California and was raised in Palm Beach, Florida. Where she had the best of two very different fashion worlds. She wanted to find the happy medium where clients could mix her finds with things they already had at very reasonable prices. Farrah wanted to find pieces that were unusual yet practical. She is known as “The Go To Jewelry Girl” because she is your jewelry stylist at your finger tips. clear cali wrapThe line can be found online and she also has a fan page at . The jewelry can also be spotted in spas such as The Omphoy Ocean Resort Spa in Palm Beach Florida to Spa Cara also located in Palm Beach. The pieces are also carried in several boutiques such as Le Reve Boutique, Envy, She’s The One, The Sunflower Room, Aristokids, and Eye Of The Needle to mention just a few in Palm Beach County where Farrah Karina resides. The Cali wraps were a hit at FredSegal Yoga in Santa Monica, California. A boutique in Tennessee called Chocolate A La Maison also caught on to Farrah’s trends and has a few Farrah Karina pieces. Farrah Karina Jewelry was a hit at last years Green Expo Emmy Gifting Suites. You coudn’t find one celebrity walking around with out a Farrah Karina cali wrap adorned as a hair piece or as a wrap bracelet. Fiona necklaceFarrah Karina is slowly grabbing the attention of followers in Canada, Australia, Singapore, and many more countries. Celebs such as Sofia MilosBai LingPenny Marshall, Radha Mitchell, Katie ClearyMaria Conchita Alonso, and Beverly Mitchell to name just a hand full can be spotted sporting Farrah Karina Jewelry pieces. The Cali wraps have stuck with the line because they have gotten so much notariety that Farrah plans to continue carrying the wraps. Farrah has seen quite a few write ups in Miami Living Magazine, where she was called a “Fashion Gem”, La Costa Magazine called her “up and coming”, and Palm Beach Women Magazine awarded her one of ten Palm Beach Women Achievers for her success thus far. Farrah Karina has been currently working on trunk shows in her locale of Palm Beach and her recent trunk show donated a percentage of the proceeds to The Boys And Girls Club Of America. She loves dogs and is also an advocate for Peggy Adams Rescue in Palm Beach County. Farrah Karina is in the works for a trunk show at Jose Eber’s Salon in Beverly Hills, California. She will continue to find you exciting finds at reasonable prices. Farrah Karina’s goal is to become a world renowned name in everyone’s home.

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December 22, 2012

Do It Yourself Hairstyles

Looking for a great Holiday Do? Try one of these great step by step hairstyles.

The Top Knot, similar to the Carrie Bradshaw moment

1.Brush out your hair so that it’s nice and smooth
2.Flip your head over and put your hair in a high ponytail at the top of your head and secure with a hair tie. (Use a hair tie color closest to your hair color)
3.Twist, braid, or simply wrap your ponytail hair around the hair tie to create a smooth “knot” and secure with a second hair tie.
4.Use bobby pins to secure any loose pieces.
5.Spray with a little bit of hairspray and use to smooth out any frizzies.


For something softer:

1. Create a deep side part when hair is wet
2. Then blow dry hair using hands.
3. Next, with a one 1/4 inch curling iron, curl your hair.
4. Then pull your hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck, leaving a few pieces in front to frame the face,
5. Secure with a piece of hair from the underneath by wrapping it around the base of the ponytail; this creates a beautiful, clean hold.

*****You can also pull your hair into a chignon


For something in between, (half up do) :
1. Once hair is dried, used a one inch curling iron and curled from the bottom of the hair to create tousled undone waves. 
2. Leaving a few pieces in front to frame the face, pull the hair from the sides to the center and secure with bobby pins.
3. Leave the rest of the hair down, in front of the shoulders to keep the look modern. 
4. To secure the look, apply Hairspray to maintain the look.


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December 21, 2012

Our Stockings Are Getting “JUICY” This Year

It’s never to late to pick up those last holiday gifts. I have to say that stocking stuffers are always the hardest gifts for me to find and I always wait until the last minute to pick those up. As it turned out, my last minute shopping was a success. I found the perfect gift to fill a few stockings with, Viva La Juicy/Viva La Fleur Rollerball Duo (shown on left).  I couldn’t believe it, two of my daughter’s favorite fragrances combined into one, this is just fabulous.

Have you even smelled these two fragrances? I can see why Adrienne had a hard time choosing between the two, she just couldn’t decide.  The Two scents included in the roller ball duo are Viva La Fleur and Viva La Juicy and they both smell absolutely divine. Now she can have both scents in one beautifully designed rollerball.

I was captivated by Viva La Juicy Eau de Parfum. This sweet scent combines wild berries and mandarin with delicate playful notes of  vanilla, sandalwood, amber, caramel, praline and jasmine. It is a playful and fun fragrance, and I can see why the girls love it. Viva la Juicy La Fleur Eau de Toilette is a breathtaking fragrance that captures the feeling of love’s first embrace, it is a very romantic fragrance, so how does a girl choose between these two fragrances.  Well, they don’t have to choose anymore.

While shopping, I found another sensational gift idea, Viva La Juicy Rollerball & Lip Gloss Duo (shown on right). This duo holds the same fabulous scent of Viva La Fleur Eau de Toilette at one end and a beautiful shimmering sparkly pink lip gloss on the other end. Now I had a difficult time choosing between the two.

I have just purchased the last of my stocking stuffers with Viva La Juicy/Viva La Fleur Rollerball Duo and Viva La Juicy Rollerball & Lip Gloss Duo. It’s not too late to pick up those last few gifts and stocking stuffers from Juicy Couture,  I found mine at and you can also find them at




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December 21, 2012

My Favorite Skin Serum


I came a cross Arianna Cellular collagen Face Serum and just love it.  The very first time I tested it I found great results. The next day my skin was soft and supple. Although it is expensive, it only takes a little bit of product to get results. Here is some information on the product.
 Cellular Collagen Face Serumarianna


 Active Dead Sea minerals have been combined with a rich blend of natural plant extracts, essential oils, Collagen & Vitamins A, C & E to create this lightly textured Serum.  

This is more about the skincare line: Arianna Skin Care

Beauty comes from the inside with Dead Sea Minerals Skin Care

Arianna Beauty was founded in 2007 by CEO, Miri Torres. Miri’s vision for Arianna is to show people that beauty and health come from the inside, and treating yourself well is a promise you need to make to ensure growth and happiness. Born in Israel, Miri arrived in the United States when she was 22. Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in high school, she had several chemotherapy treatments, which drastically altered her weight and appearance. During that trying time, Miri found that her beauty and energy were restored through natural treatments, confidence from building her business, and an overall healthy lifestyle.

Arianna Beauty now sells the products that Miri used in her own personal restoration. In the past six years Miri has built a successful network of Arianna Skin Care stores in Boston, Martha’s Vineyard and Newport. In these stores, you will find an oasis that sells mineral make-up, skin care, bath accessories and beauty products.


Active Dead Sea minerals have been combined with a rich blend of natural plant extracts, essential oils, Collagen & Vitamins A, C & E to create this lightly textured Serum.


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December 20, 2012

Welcome Guest Bloggers.

We welcome our fabulous guest bloggers to it’s a glam thing. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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December 20, 2012

My holiday glamour tips.



The holidays are meant to be joyous. What better way to celebrate the festivities than to dress up and go GLAM for your holiday events? When going to parties- wearing red, silver, gold and sparkling black are all great choices for this jubilant time of the year. Fancier dresses and pantsuits are always great choices too. If you opt to wear jeans, be sure and pair them with high heals and a catchy top. Add vibrant accessories to give your look an extra shot of glitz and glam. Don’t worry about too much glitz because it is appropriate for this time of the year.

It is also bewitching to pump up your makeup. If you are going to an evening event, consider smoky cat eyes. Also, adding a bit of shimmer to the eyelids can be incredibly alluring especially if it is silver, gold or bronze.

If you play up the eyes, be sure and wear a lighter lip color. If you want to go with bright red lips, do your eyes in a natural way and add a sleek eyeliner to complete that glamorous seductive package.

Your hair should be flowing and not too sprayed down. Straight hair is sexy as long as it is smooth and has no frizz. If you can do so, treat yourself by going to a blow out bar. These wonderful alternatives to a full service hair salon have popped up in many areas and are popular for their cost effective blowouts and styles. They can blow your hair smooth or add curls and specific styles. I find these bars to be very good at what they do because all they do are blowouts and styling all day long.

Whether you wear your hair up or down, loose curls are provocative and feminine. If you are doing your own hair, a curling iron can add those romantic curls. Just remember to not heat up the iron too much or to not hold it on your hair too long as to not burn your hair. (I know this may sound obvious but you would not believe how many gals out there burn and damage their hair with curling irons.) Use a light hair spray after you get your mane the way you like it. Add tasteful decorations in your hair if it goes with your choice of clothing. This can be a playful way to be festive for the holidays!

An important thing to remember is that you need a hairstyle you can be comfortable in and feel beautiful about. Remember that taking a bit more time for yourself is not only ok, it is a positive step to making yourself feel good about yourself during the holiday season.

When you are all done putting your holiday look together, go out and have a great time! Be confident and flaunt your glitzy self. Own your glamorous look! Go out and shine! The most important thing to remember is that confidence is always the sexiest accessory!

Donna Spangler, author of the best selling book How To Get A Rich Man is a noted beauty and fitness expert and a regular guest on talk shows nationwide. Her tips for helping everyday women achieve their best can be found in magazines and on blogs and

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December 20, 2012

Welcome Donna.

Welcome to It’s a Glam Thing Donna. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Lisa xo

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December 20, 2012

Travel in Comfort with Hastens

With 100% duck down the Hastens Travel Pillow is the perfect accessory to guarantee a little beauty rest while you’re travelling during the holidays – whether by air, train, or automobile. Or use it as a makeup bag and zip it up with your loose beauty items with the rugged blue check fabric out. Then when you have settled in to your seat for your long trip reverse the pillow to expose the soft cotton and down interior.
Price: $110

WHERE TO FIND IT: Hästens Stores nationwide;

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December 20, 2012

Jump Start Your Skin This Winter With Brazilian Peel

This is the perfect peel to jump start the skin during winter (and party season!) The patented, self-neutralizing Brazilian Peel firms and tones skin, and reduces fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, and uneven skintone, all the while helping you maintain a radiant, youthful complexion. Formulated with 30 percent glycolic acid, the nourishing antioxidant açaì, and the innovative Q-Mag Neutralizer, Brazilian Peel is the first professional-strength peel designed to deliver deeper, long-lasting results at home.
Price: $78.00; four applications
Where to Buy:

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December 20, 2012

Last Minute but Fantstic Gift Ideas from Beauty Bar

For Your Fashionista Sister

Give her the gift of glam with the Stila Cosmetics Snow Angel Color Palette, featuring festively fabulous, limited-edition hues, including eye shadows, blushes and a waterproof


For Your Serene-Keen Yoga Teacher

 Help her stay zen through the busy holiday season with soothing fragrances, like The Healthy Fragrance from Lavanila in Vanilla Blackberry, a decadent blend of blackberry, raspberry, velviet iris and warm vanilla infused with pure essential oils to calm and comfort your body and

For Your Well-Groomed Other Half

 Keep him clean-shaven and smelling so sexy with the Hommage Shanghai Shave Set and Declaration, the spicy, invigorating and utterly alluring eau de toilette from

For Your Always-Elegant Mom

She looks nothing less than posh and polished all the time, so give her a scent to match her sophistication with the diptyque Oriental Spruce Scented Candle, which evokes the world’s most legendary and beloved fir tree, filling the air with comforting, warm

For Your On-Trend Best Friend

Your BFF sparkles and shines from head to toe, and Deborah Lippmann’s Nail Lacquer in Let’s Go Crazy will be the perfect glittering final touch to her look this holiday

For Your Retro-Chic Hostess

She throws the best parties and has a one-of-a-kind sense of style, and the Malin + Goetz Rum + Lime Hand Wash Set fits right into her retro-chic design aesthetic. Gorgeously packaged in a vibrant box set, it includes hydrating soaps that foam up into a luscious lather. The deliciously addictive Rum and Lime scents turn hand-washing into a totally indulgent

Stocking Stuffers Under $30

For that hard-to-shop for acquaintance, offers a wealth of options that are sure to please everyone, like the Bliss Mistletoe Musts Lip & Hand Care Duo, which includes the fabulous lip balm and high intensity hand cream.



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