Archives for January 2013

January 28, 2013

Fashion Inspiration: Black and White

Say what you will, but for me, nothing beats black and white as the perfect go-to fashion color combination. Dressed up or down, this classic pairing just always seems to work.

Here’s a photo I found of my beautiful friend, Miami model Marion Vijar on Facebook this morning. She is rocking this look and has even coordinated her iPhone cover! Thanks for the inspiration Marion! As always, you look fantastic:)

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Have a great week everyone!

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January 28, 2013

For Flu and Cold Symptoms, Kiss My Face !!

Feeling under the weather?  Is that nasty cold or flu bringing you down? If so, then it’s time to hit the shower and Kiss My Face. Don’t kiss my face, but lather up with “Kiss My Face Cold and Flu Shower Gel”.

Kiss My Face Cold and Flu Shower Gel is by no means a cure for those nasty symptoms associated with the flu, but a shower with Kiss My Face will provide you with temporary relief from your cold or flu and give you an exhilarating shower that will make you feel energized and refreshed.

I can tell you from experience, having had the flu a few weeks ago that Kiss My Face literally opened up my nasal passages and I was able to breath again which made for a super enjoyable shower. What causes this exhilarating feeling while showering? Kiss My Face Cold & Flu Shower Gel is infused with botanicals including eucalyptus, fennel, Horehound and other aromatics. Kiss My Face is formulated with skin soothers such as Olive Oil, Aloe Vera and Allantoin.

Kiss My Face Cold & Flu Shower Gel is a natural product  because “it is made primarily of natural ingredients with minimal processing. Natural ingredients are extracted directly from plants or animals as opposed to being made synthetically”.

When lathering with Kiss My Face Cold & Flu Shower Gel you will immediately smell the aroma of the Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus is also a fabulous skin soother because it cools your skin and the blend of natural ingredients will clear your senses and leave you feeling refreshed for hours. The smell of the botanicals lingers on your skin and it is a very delightful fragrance.

You don’t have to actually have a cold or flu to enjoy the benefits of a refreshing shower with Kiss My Face Cold & Flu Shower Gel. This shower gel can be used by everyone. My husband is using it on his face and enjoys the way the aroma clears his nasal passages without irritation. Kiss My Face Cold & Flu Shower Gel is formulated for all skin types and does not contain any sulfates, glutens, petrochemicals, parabens, phthalates, artificial fragrances, is vegan friendly and is not tested on animals.

Kiss My Face Cold & Flu Shower Gel is available for $10.95 at Whole Foods and kissmyface.com.

 


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January 28, 2013

Lotion Lab’s Moisturizing Wipes is the Answer for Dry Skin

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It’s that time of year when the air is going to keep getting colder and drier.  Because of my super dry skin, I always carry lotion on me.  However, that often leads to greasy leaks and spills in my purse.  What better way to solve that than Global Beauty Care’s “Lotion Lab Norwegian Dry Skin Intensive Lotion Wipes.”   Each towelette is filled Moroccan Argan Oil, Vitamins A and E, Cocoa and She Butter to make your skin feel extra silky smooth.  Just one of these convenient towelettes has enough lotion to cover almost your whole body with its non-greasy formula.  It smoothes away dry, rough skin and leaves any dry and irritated skin feeling relieved, soft, and moisturized.  It is pH balanced and hypo-allergenic.  They are so convenient, so easy to use, and don’t come with a risk of lotion spilling in your bag.  They are fantastic, and I carry them with me all the time.  The dry winter air is no longer a problem in my life.

Lotion Lab Moisturizing Wipes are available in 3 formulas:

***Body Moisturizing Wipes with Moroccan Argan Oil are formulated for those with dry or rough skin. They contain Vitamin A and E, essential Fatty Acids and Proteins.

***Norwegian Dry Skin Intensive Lotion Wipes are formulated for those with severely dry skin and contains Glycerin, Dimethicone and Vitamin E.

***Body Moisturizing Wipes with Cocoa & Shea Butters and is formulated for dry skin and has a soft, delicate fragrance and is rich in antioxidents, emollients and Vitamin A and E.

Lotion Labs Moisturizing Wipes are available in drugstores nationwide and at Globalbeautycare.com and Drugstore.com.

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Guest post by Jenna Raheb

 
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January 27, 2013

Inspired by the upcoming Feature Film “Beautiful Creatures” Pür Minerals has created a Limited Edition Collection Palette, plus there’s also a chance to win a trip to Hollywood for two!

On February 14th, 2013 the Feature Film “Beautiful Creatures” opens in the theaters. I watched the trailer and it looks like a really good movie with supernatural and magical undertones, conflicts between the “good” and the bad”, adventure, special effects, and romance! See for yourself!! Here is the link to the trailer: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1559547/

Now, the exciting part! Pür Minerals, a company well known for their Mineral line of cosmetics and treatment products that have healthy ingredients while offering great coverage with a natural radiant look on your skin, has created a fantastic Limited Edition Collection inspired by the Feature Film,”Beautiful Creatures”!!

Inspired by the Feature Film “Beautiful Creatures” Pür Minerals has created a Limited Edition Palette!

Personally, and as a makeup artist, I can only say that this is a “Fab” collection of colors! I couldn’t describe it better than Pür Minerals quote,” Whatever your mood, whim or occasion, claim your look with this supernatural collection from the Complexion Authority™. Pür Minerals newest makeup palette is equal parts of charming and dangerous. Embrace the light and dark beauty within eight otherworldly shadows, one sultry eyeliner and on luscious lip gloss.”

From a “Beauty Editor’s” point of view, I would put this collection in a “MUST HAVE” class!
The color choices are so workable and versatile! The Black Magic (Charcoal) eye pencil is the perfect finish for your eye, whatever look you are trying to achieve. You can apply a thin line and smudge it for the “charming” look or, a bold definition when you are in a “daring” mood! The Lust (Sheer Pink) lip gloss is the perfect color ! You can wear it alone for a soft “enchanting” look, or over a defined stronger lip color for your more “dramatic” moments. The shadows cover a full spectrum of possibilities! You’re only limited to your imagination with the “Beautiful Creatures” Collection”!

And there’s more !! Go to :http://www.Pür Minerals.com and find:
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• Beautiful Creatures inspired looks
• Games
• A chance to win a “TRIP FOR TWO TO HOLLYWOOD”

and:
You may also purchase your “Beautiful Creatures” Palette
(Remember this is a Limited Edition while supplies last, so don’t miss out.)

5-Stars for this “creatively inspired” Palette! Great job, Pür Minerals!!!

Pür Minerals ~ “Inspired by the Feature Film “Beautiful Creatures” Limited Edition Collection”
http://www.pürminerals.com

• Pür Minerals does not test its products on animals •

(quoted and/or paraphrased information in this article obtained from PR fact sheets (PürMinerals), and Beautiful Creatures link from www.imdb.com)

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January 26, 2013

It’s a brand new year and a great time to consider the renewal of your skin! Board Certified Dermatologist, Doris Day, MD shares some great advice how you can rejuvenate the outer appearance of your skin to reflect the youthful beauty you feel on the inside!

I believe, at one time or another, we all take a look in the mirror and don’t see the person we feel on the inside looking back at us. Whether it’s a lack luster skin that should have been given more care, a tired look from stress and overwork, or just the need for little a pick-up as we start to age, the good news is, it’s not too late.

You must always remember that we posses an inner beauty that is endless, but… sometimes needs a little outer assistance. Nowadays there are so many options available to “revitalize” your skin in a non-invasive manner.

This article features an interview with Board Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Doris Day who will enlighten you about some of the new options that are available, and what you need to do to help re-awaken the “inner beauty” in your outer appearance, once again.

Board Certified Dermatologist
Doris Day, MD

Before we get to the interview, I’d like to introduce you to Dr.Day via some highlights from her admirable background quoted directly from her biography:

• Doris Day, MD is a board certified dermatologist who specializes in laser,cosmetic and surgical dermatology on the Upper East Side in New York City. Her private practice includes national and international celebrities.

• She is also a frequent guest expert for Good Morning America, GMA Health, and The Mike and Juliet Show, and has had several appearances on CNN, the Today Show, iVillage, The Tyra Banks Show and many other television and internet events, as well as features in major women’s magazines including In Style, Allure, Vogue, Glamour, W, and Redbook. She has also been a frequent guest host for Healthy Life on ABCNewsNow, and has a monthly column in Health magazine.

• Her most recent book is entitled, Forget the Facelift: Turn Back the Clock with Dr Day’s Revolutionary Four-Step Program for Ageless Skin (Avery/Penguin Publishers). It is an easy to understand detailed and information-packed resource to rejuvenate your skin, as well as easy to make recipes and inspiring advice for inner and outer beauty, as well as recipes and advice for inner and outer beauty.

• Dr. Day is a member in many relevant national organizations, and she is a medical advisor for Allergan, Medicis, Sanofi, and Bioform.

• She is also a is a talk show host for Doctor Radio, on Sirius 114 and XM 119, with her own bi-monthly two hour live dermatology call-in radio show, and is a freelance medical journalist for several medical and other scientific and internet publications.

• After graduating from Columbia University with a degree in English, Dr. Day completed her masters in journalism at New York University and earned her MD at Downstate Medical School in New York. She completed her residency in dermatology at Cornell University College of Medicine with the title of Chief Resident.

Now, enjoy an informative interview with Board Certified Dermatologist, Doris Day, MD!

Question #1:
• WHAT ARE SOME OF THE LATEST INNOVATIONS AND BIG TRENDS IN SKIN CARE FOR 2013?
DR.DAY : “The good news is that there are outstanding , innovative, combined, synergistic treatments that can jumpstart our way to looking our very best. One treatment I really love is Ultherapy . It’s the only FDA device approved for lifting and that can have good dramatic results without looking like you’ve had anything done, and with minimal downtime. It can be a bit uncomfortable, but it’s easy to do and can be combined with skin care, laser, chemical peels, along with Botox Cosmetic to complete the package and have you look your very best.”
 
Question #2:
• WHAT PROCEDURES DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR A SKIN DO-OVER, AND HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU ARE A CANDIDATE?
DR.DAY: “It’s good to have a conversation with your dermatologist. Start by having a look in your mirror. See what bothers you and bring that to the attention of your doctor. A lot of times when patients point things out , I’ll kind of point to the source of it and it’s not exactly what they’re seeing. I then explain how I can help them improve it in a way that will look very natural, and will make them not only look their best now, but have a lasting effect over time”.

Question #3:
• HOW DO YOU KEEP YOUR SKIN LOOKING GREAT AFTER YOU HAVE THE PROCEDURE?
DR.DAY: “Depending on what procedure is done there are things you can do to maintain and enhance those results. Things like using retinoids, antioxidants, and peptides. Of course, use your sunscreen every day, and that’s very important, as well.”

Question #4:
• WHAT TIPS DO YOU HAVE FOR COST-CONSCIOUS CONSUMERS LOOKING TO BUY TREATMENTS IN THE NEW YEAR?
DR.DAY: “I think that’s where patients have to be the most careful. If you’re doing a treatment to look and feel your very best, it’s important not to cut corners. I have patients coming in who have gone someplace where they thought it was a great deal, and they found one of several things. One is,it wasn’t the deal they thought it was, it ended up being more expensive, and they didn’t get the results they wanted. Two, they didn’t always get the product they thought they were getting, so I would therefore caution you with things like Botox Cosmetic, for example, where there are no generics. If you have any questions your doctor should be able to answer them for you to your satisfaction. If you would like, they should be able to show you the bottle so you could see there’s a hologram that tells you that you are getting the real product, and not something else. So those are questions that are ok to ask, but I find that it’s much better to save and prioritize, and to try not to cut corners because your results can be very different!
                                                                                                
Question #5:
• WHERE CAN WE GET MORE INFORMATION?
DR.DAY: “You can go to
http://www.asds.net

Thank you, Dr. Day for this enlightening interview….
Make sure to also visit Dr.Day’s comprehensive website for additional information!

http://www.myclearskin.com Dr.Doris Day’s website for cosmetic treatment information, skin care products, Dr.Day’s blog, and much more!

(Quotes and/or paraphrased information in this article obtained from received PR Release Fact sheets, and audio interview from Dr.Doris Day)

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January 25, 2013

It was a fun time with Megan on “Carolina Now”

Watch HERE for products from RedEnvelope.com , Menza, ROX MPLS, NaiLuv  & Betty Boop.

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January 25, 2013

Love Your Hair!!!

I have always had great luck with all the Alfaparf Semi di Lino Haircare Products.  As a licensed professional hairdresser, I have tried many different hair products but none compare to Alfaparf.  My hair is naturally curly, and very coarse so many times my hair has felt very dull and it just lies there like a bump on a log.  It’s very annoying!!!!!

Out of all the Alfaparf shampoos and conditioners my favorite is the Rejuvenating Shampoo  and Balm.  Even though this shampoo and balm is made for anti-aging, it is great for someone, like me, who is CONSTANTLY changing the color of their hair.  I have been many different colors throughout my career, from dark dark red to platinum blonde.

Alfaparf Rejuvenating Shampoo and Balm has made my hair feel healthier and has diminished the appearance of split ends.  I definitely recommend this product to anyone who wants the life and vitality back into their hair.  http://www.alfaparf.com/index.php?lng=2

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January 25, 2013

Take the 7-Day Hair Challenge

 

Take the 7-Day Scalp & Hair Challenge to achieve stronger, more beautiful hair in 7 days guaranteed[1]. 99% of hair’s natural strength and beauty comes from the scalp, and with Nutrium10 — a rich blend of 10 vitamins and nutrients — Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy™ is helping women to feed the scalp*.

TAKE THE CHALLENGE :  visit the Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy™ Facebook page to receive free product samples so you will be able to see the change for yourself! We’re so confident you’ll be amazed by the results after 7 days, we’re offering a money back guarantee**.

If you are interested in taking part, please send a mailing address and we will ship you product as well as all the tools you’ll need to help you change the game when it comes to perfecting strong, beautiful hair.

[1] Due to less breakage when combing vs. non-conditioning shampoo

*Refers to stratum corneum

**Money Back Guarantee refers to purchased 12.9 oz products

 

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January 24, 2013

A Berry Beautiful Way to Exorsize Ezcema

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I have a confession to make. When I went to a jewelry store I was so ashamed of my hands, that I would not take my hands out of my pockets. My eczema was so bad, that I would not let anyone see how bad my hands looked, even with my most obsessive passion – jewelry.  My husband is starting to get worried that I’m going to replace my wedding ring, now that I can show my hands off.

I came across a product, Sibu Beauty, which is the ultimate in skin hydration. This product has a hidden ingredient — Sea Buckthorn Berries — which grow wild in the high altitude of Tibet. Sea Buckthorn cream hydrates, softens and rejuvenates skin…it is for all skin types and contains 100% natural ingredients. I have tried a multitude of products to get rid of eczema on my elbows and hands, always to come up disappointed until these magical berries appeared in a product.
Literally, in one week the eczema vanished. I use it every day now – and after 48 years of being ashamed of my hands, I cannot believe my hands are smooth and silky, and my elbow disease is gone
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There are also many other products that I highly recommend and already use daily. The Sea Buckthorn Nourishing Daytime Facial Cream, which promotes tissue recovery and helps restore blemished skin to its natural beautiful state. The nourishing body cream has transformed my scaly dry legs into smooth silky softness that I never imagined.
Now let’s get to the real thing. The Sea Buckthorn Hydrating Serum is a light non-oily serum infused with vitamins, hyarluronic acid, and sea buckthorn extract. This is the magic serum that has cured the eczema – I put this on and then the cream over it. It fights age without damaging chemicals and protects against environmental stress.
Believe it or not, the other startling thing about this product is that it’s not expensive. The starter kit is only $60.00 —  http://www.sibubeauty.com/ compared to department store products that start at $95 per item and go up – and really don’t do a thing.
This product has 100% natural ingredients that truly work on your skin. An added bonus is Sibu Beauty has an amazing aroma when you put it on – its an infusion of the berries, with other all natural elements…just makes it addictive. I can’t wait to put it on tonight.
Below are before and after photos of my elbows, after one week my ezcema has disappeared.
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Guest post by Liz Vachon

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January 24, 2013

AMIKA Is A Brand I Trust !

My long hair is really important to me. It sounds a little crazy, but I love my hair. Every time I go to the hairdresser my mom begs me to get more than a trim yet I would never cut off more hair then I have to. Because my hair is so long it is important to keep it healthy. An essential way I do this is with hair masks. One of the best ones that I have tried is the AMIKA Obliphica Nourishing Mask. It is a really great product enriched with Moroccan Argan oil and other healthy vitamins for hair. This hair mask also contains Obliphica oil which help with shine, restores vibrancy, and helps repair split endsPlus, AMIKA is a great brand for hair care. I used their line of hair straighteners for years and my trust in the AMIKA brand only increased after the use of their hair mask.

While in the shower I cover my scalp in the mask and let it settle while I wash up. By the time I rinse, my hair is fully moisturized and feeling healthy and strong. It also really helps with tangles while adding lots of shine. After using my AMIKA Obliphica Nourishing Mask my hair feels at its healthiest- it looks it too!  http://www.folica.com/brands/amika

Guest Post by Rachel Aiello

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