Archives for March 2013

March 30, 2013

Hatch Into Spring With Duri Cosmetics Nail Colors!


Duri Cosmetics has an awesome selection of nail polishes. What better way to hatch into Spring than with Duri Nail Colors. There are so many colors to choose from and I was able to find every color I was looking for. They are easy to use, easy to apply, and when they are dry, your nails will look fabulous. Whether you choose a solid color or you decide to be creative, with duri Nail colors you will never have a bad nail day.


Adrienne, Teen Blogger

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March 29, 2013

Great Teeth Whitening Product

Not only do stained teeth make you look older but in today’s society, one is often scrutinized if their teeth are dark yellow or stained. There is no reason to put up with having the stigma of stained teeth with some great products out there to alleviate this problem. Kit:PenTogether 

If you want a fast teeth whitening product that is comparable to a visit to the dentist but costs a lot less money…Try Whitening Lightning’s Dial A Smile: Professional Home Teeth Whitening System!  I tested this break through product and it works incredibly well.
You can use Whitening Lightning in the convenience of your own home.  It is similar to the way professional offices whiten your teeth in that instead of those messy trays, they use the LED light technology.  The directions are easy to understand.  You basically dry your teeth, apply a solution to numb your gums to protect agains sensitivity, apply the whitening gel and then place the LED light into your mouth and let it sit for 20 minutes.  The handy color chart will have you seeing instant results.  The process guarantees anywhere from 1 to 7 X whiter teeth.  You get about 3 whole treatments so each time you use it, it will whiten your teeth even more.  I found my teeth to get about 3-4 shades whiter the first time I used it.  I am happy with these results!   
For those of you who are cautious of various chemicals, Whitening Lightning just launched another version of the kit that uses only natural products to whiten the teeth called Dial A Smile: Zero White Professional Home Teeth Whitening System.  The active ingredient in this system is baking soda.  The baking soda combined with the LED light make it too a very effective teeth whitener.  

Both of theses whitening systems are a great alternative to having to go to a dentist’s office in terms of convenience, cost and results.  I recommend this product line 100%.  You will be really impressed with your smile after using these products.  For more information go to
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March 28, 2013

You’re invited to NIEVES LAVI New York • Sharon Lavi , Sam Nieves and Diana & Jeffries 2013 Spring Trunk Show!

Here is where you’ll want to be on April 11th from 1PM to 3PM :

Enjoy a delightful afternoon amidst the latest in Spring fashions for 2013!

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March 27, 2013

Active Wear Brand Lolë is hosting a special event in New York City on Saturday, April 6th , celebrating the 2013 Yoga Journal Conference

Are YOU in New York on April 6th, 2013?


• TO: A LOLË Yellow Yoga Session COMPLIMENTARY COMMUNITY CLASS with Master Instructor Elena Brower
Lolë is proudly hosting this special event celebrating the 2013 Yoga Journal Conference in New York City!

• WHEN: Saturday, April 6, 2013

• WHERE: The Hilton New York, New York City

• TIME:1:30-2:30pm

• INSTRUCTOR:Elena Brower

• AVAILABILITY:Limited space, PLEASE arrive early

As a highlight of the 2013 Yoga Journal Conference : Active wear brand Lolë is hosting a complimentary community class, the Lolë Yellow Yoga Session , led by Virayoga founder Elena Brower on Saturday, April 6, at the Hilton New York. Lolë is bringing its “Live Out Loud Everyday” message to the public, welcoming experienced yoga practitioners and novices alike, through the company’s global program of mass yoga events. Brower will teach a revitalizing class featuring cleansing poses and tranquil meditation to further Lolë’s vision of spreading access to the healing benefits of yoga.

Renowned yoga instructor and author of the “Mindful Living Book, Art of Attention” , Elena Brower will be teaching throughout the class intensive weekend. Her special Saturday Lolë Yellow Yoga Session is dedicated to Lolë’s signature cheerful color. Brower will lead participants through a thoughtful sequence that combines cleansing twists with blissful meditations in order to create a safe, collaborative, fully present community. Brower has previously led Lolë’s debut White Yoga Session in Paris for 2,000 participants, followed by a class this January in Salt Lake City, and will bring the Lolë White Yoga Session to Santa Barbara on June 1st for the event’s third installment. Internationally known for her skilled ability to bring tranquility to to student’s minds and strength to their bodies Brower is thrilled to partner with Lolë to touch so many lives this April.

Nathalie Binda, vice president of Lolë marketing says, “Elena is a great friend to Lolë and a wonderful incarnation of our values. She believes that everyone should be able to harness the power and energy inside themselves, and we as a brand strive to help people do that every day.”

As a silver sponsor of this exciting conference, Lolë is proud to be a part of the 18th annual event. Yoga Journal Magazine created the conference in 1995 in order to give readers and yoga lovers an opportunity to practice under the world renowned instructors they covered and to create a community of dedicated teachers, students, and vendors. After its initial success in San Francisco, the event moved to Colorado for 16 years. In 2003 it was expanded to several locations across the country, including New York City. Lolë is proud to present the brand’s latest collection at this year’s event, as well as to foster community between Lolë wellness ambassadors and yogi’s nationwide.

• ABOUT Lolë:
At Lolë, wellbeing means a lifestyle inspired by the quest for balance between urban living and nature, and the pleasure of varied physical activity. Live Out Loud Everyday! With a genuine concern for people and products, the company turns consumption into investement by offering long lasting versatile collections that are feminine and functional for urban women. Born in Canada and still entirely designed in Montreal, Quebec, Lolë clothing can be found at more than 1,500 points of sale around the world, in Ateliers Lolë and online at:
Make sure to take a moment to visit the Lolë website !

You certainly don’t want to miss this wonderful event and exciting opportunity, so be sure to “Save The Date, and “Don’t Be Late”:

DATE: Saturday, April 6
TIME: 1:30-2:30pm
PLACE: Hilton New York, New York City
INSTRUCTOR: Elena Brower
Availability: Limited space, please arrive early

(The above Quoted and paraphrased information was provided from a Press Release-Fact Sheet.)

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March 26, 2013

Make no mistake about it, MAKE is Great!


Make no mistake about MAKE makeup, it is a great product!!!  MAKE is the first for benefit colour cosmetics line launching on  The blush is a sheer, satin, soft-focus delicate finish that is long lasting  The Terra Cotta color was absolutely beautiful and created a soft delicate look to my skin. I have applied many high-end blushes and was amazed at the reasonable price of the MAKE make-up.  The blush came in a small, beautiful square box fitting very nicely in my purse.  It was the first time people have actually commented on the color of my blush and asking where I bought the product.

The MAKE foundation came in a light rectangular bottle making the application process very easy to use.  I was amazed with the velvety fluid foundation and how it diminished any skin imperfections and hid the lines and wrinkles on my face.  The foundation color was an exact match to my skin, making it look completely natural.  My skin actually had a soft glow, helping to gain back some youthful years.

The last product I was able to try was the lipstick.  I absolutely loved the packaging and small rectangular tube of the lipstick.  The pigment was neutral and went along with any color scheme I choose to wear for the day.  The lipstick was luscious and long lasting and the best part was it did not bleed on my lip-line.  A minimal amount of lipstick went a long way and moisturized my lips all day.  My husband even tried to plant a kiss on my lips and did not cringe when he tasted the lipstick!!!


Presently, I am going on the  to purchase the eye shadow and eyeliner.  The product not only helps to make women beautiful but also one-third of all sales will support the non-profit organization, the We See Beauty Foundation dedicated to accelerate women-led, worker owned cooperatives. MAKE has certainly made my life easier by making me beautiful and supporting women in the workplace.

4481_1046410411674_7883755_n Liz Vachon, Guest Blogger

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March 26, 2013

You are cordially invited to a L’Occitane Spring Happy Hour in New York!

Oh how I ♡ New York! Here is an invitation to an unforgettable event that I know all of you lucky “New Yorkers” will want to attend!

It’s officially Spring, and…..


When you arrive:
• Put a spring in your step with L’OCCITANE’s new Almond Collection and cocktails created by bartenders from the Michelin starred restaurant Rouge Tomate. Mixologists will be whipping up seasonal, South of France-inspired cocktails as an ode to L’OCCITANE’s birthplace and love of natural ingredients.

• Pair a cocktail with organic bonbons from NewTree gourmet Belgian chocolatiers for the ultimate indulgence.

• Next, experience the revolutionary hula hoop cardio workout from Hoopnotica. Exercise gurus from the trendsetting studio will be on hand to teach attendees how to sculpt their waists and tone their core!

Throughout the night, consumers will be pampered with:
• Body sculpting rituals, mini facials and receive exclusive special offers on L’Occitane’s favorite products.

• Customers will also receive a complimentary L’Occitane mini shopping bag filled with a L’OCCITANE and Rouge Tomate Recipe Guide featuring four exclusive cocktail recipes and L’Occitane favorites like Almond Shower Oil, Shea Butter Hand Cream, Lavender Body Lotion and Immortelle Cleansing Foam with any $50 purchase.

So save the date and entice your senses with a visit to L’Occitane’s Spring Happy Hour where you will experience a truly indulgent, luxurious and sumptuous escape to France.

L’OCCITANE Flatiron Boutique
170 5th Avenue @ 22nd Street
Thursday, April 4th 5-9PM

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March 26, 2013

Two for One Cleansing from BABOR is Perfection

What could be better than a sensational cleanser? How about cleanser that is a sensational toner as well. BABOR has created that cleanser, just for you. BABOR’s Gel & Tonic 2-in-1 is a cleanser and toner combined and is the only cleanser you will need to thoroughly cleanse your face and skin at the end of the day. BABOR’s Cleansing Gel 2-in-1 will thoroughly remove dirt, make-up and other impurities on your skin leaving you feeling clean and refreshed. As most of us know, toner is a very important part of the cleansing process. Toner removes the last traces of  impurities on your skin and BABOR’s Cleansing Gel 2-in-1 delivers an effective cleansing and toning all in one step.

BABOR’s Cleansing Gel 2-in-1 contains pansy extract and salicylic acid which help to deep clean your skin and also works at eliminating existing blemishes. I found that putting a few squirts of the cleansing gel onto a wash cloth and swirling the cleanser around my face, was the most effective way to use the cleansing gel.  The cleansing gel has a mild but pleasant minty scent that rinsed off easily. BABOR’s Cleansing Gel 2-in-1 is suitable for all skin types and is amazing for hydrating your skin, leaving you with fresh, smooth radiant looking skin.

BABOR has other amazing skincare products and you can find them at

BABOR can also be found at the finest luxury resorts, leading day spas and cosmetic boutiques around the world.


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March 25, 2013

Tanning on the Glow


Everyone loves a nice clean even tan right? Even us pasty white, translucent girls who burn very quickly when exposed to the sun. I have never been to a tanning bed either, because of the recall on the bulbs. I would rather be safe than sorry. I see all these woman (and young teenage girls) spending hundreds of dollars to use a tanning bed when all they are really doing is damaging and aging their skin. I mean who wants to look like an old aged leather suitcase when they are in their 30s? No one am I right?

During the time I was in beauty school, I learned all the different skin diseases and cancers associated with overuse of harmful UV rays. I am not evening kidding you, the diseases and cancers out there are scary.

There is a solution that takes all of 5 minutes to do and you can do as much or as little as you want. Fake Bake’s aerosol spray on tanner, Bronze on the Glow, will give a nice, crisp, even tan without the UV’s. Another great thing about this spray on tanner does not make your skin appear orange. Filled with all organic ingredients, Bronze on the Glow will make your skin look and feel great without clogging pores. Also, enriched with a subtle shimmer, Bronze on the Glow will give you a “dance the night away” radiant glow.

So next time you are planning a trip to the tanning salon or the beach, think again. Bronze on the Glow will give you a great salon tan right in the comfort of your own home. Beauty is only skin deep but when the skin’s unhealthy so is the beauty.

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March 25, 2013

First Aid Beauty to the Rescue

FIRST AID BEAUTY (FAB) has become one of my “must-haves” and has become part of my daily skincare regime. FAB, founded by Lilli Gordon, has created a skincare line, “dedicated to creating smart, effective solutions for even the most sensitive skin.”  The exciting news is that FAB has just launched DUAL REPAIR, a brand new way to treat aging skin.  According to FAB, “DUAL REPAIR is clinically proven to Reduce Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Brighten & Improve Skin Radiance & Improve the Texture of the Skin.”

We all have something on our face that can be corrected and beautified. I have severe acne problems accompanied by redness and some face products tend to make my face more irritated. I am finding that FAB DUAL REPAIR POWER SERUM and FAB DUAL REPAIR FACE CREAM are giving me tremendous results.

DUAL REPAIR POWER SERUM is a soft cream like base that doesn’t feel oily or greasy. I apply the serum to my face in the morning and again at night after cleansing my face. DUAL REPAIR POWER SERUM is designed to address fine lines and wrinkles and contains Diacetyl Boldine and Siegesbeckia Extract which helps calm and tighten pores, improving overall skin tone.

After applying DUAL REPAIR POWER SERUM, I apply DUAL REPAIR FACE CREAM and I am finding that it is doing a fantastic job at calming my inflammation, giving me a more subtle look. “DUAL REPAIR FACE CREAM provides moisture to your skin helping to nourish and rejuvenate the look of your skin”. FAB products are formulated without parabens, harsh chemicals or colorants.

First Aid Beauty DUAL REPAIR FACE CREAM has recently been chosen as Good Housekeepings’s fave for 2013!

I love my First Aid Beauty DUAL REPAIR and I know you will too once you give it a try.










First Aid Beauty Dual Repair Face Cream is a definite must have for those problem areas. We all have something that can be corrected and beautified. With First Aid Beauty Dual Repair Face Cream  you can do just that. I have severe acne problems and redness that some face products tend to make my face more irritated. With First Aid Beauty Dual Repair Face Cream it calms my inflammation and gives me a more subtle look.


The First Aid Beauty Dual Repair Serum is a soft cream like base and doesn’t feel oily or greasy. Next is the day and night cream which also doesn’t have an oily or greasy shine to it. I apply the serum and face cream in the morning right after I cleanse and before I put on my makeup. I also put it on at night after cleansing and removing my makeup.“The Serum also doesn’t have an oily or greasy shine to it,”

I love my First Aid Beauty and I know you will too once you give it a try.



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March 25, 2013

My interview with the creator of INFINITY Hair Building Fibers – Denny Smolinski

When covering the American Beauty Show in Chicago earlier this month I had the opportunity to catch up with Denny Smolinski, the creator of a great solution for men and women dealing with thinning hair and hair loss… INFINITY Hair Building Fibers !

Denny Smolinski and me in the INFINITY booth at the American Beauty Show in Chicago! (March 2013)

I met Denny at a previous show in 2012 and was in total awe with his amazing product, INFINITY. The before and after pictures were unbelievable, and I immediately thought of that cowlick I had in the back of my wavy very dark hair that would separate when the wind blew and my white scalp would show through!! I wondered if INFINITY could fix my problem?

One of Denny’s friendly staff members sat me down, determined my hair color and what shade of INFINITY I should use. In a few shakes of the very easy to use INFINITY Hair Building Fibers, my problem was solved, and I’d never have to worry about that cowlick again! My hair also looked thicker, and I couldn’t have been happier!

Another plus is the super Fiber Locking Spray for use after you apply INFINITY! It will keep your hair looking great until you wash it.

My brother, a national cinematographer, is a real INFINITY fan, and I’ve also introduced INFINITY to my husband, and a number of friends. They all had various hair problems that were easily resolved by using INFINITY Hair Building Fibers!

(Quote)”Infinity Hair Loss Concealing Fibers® are a safe, natural and affordable solution to thinning hair. Infinity hair fibers were developed for women and men experiencing thinning hair who want the illusion of a full head of hair!”

Now it’s time to share the “magic” of INFINITY with you! Why don’t we start with the interview I had with Denny Smolinski.

VICKI: Tell us a bit about yourself, and how you came up with the concept of INFINITY.
DENNY: I am a computer geek by trade but have the entrepreneur spirit and I am always looking for new and unique ideas. I came up with the concept of Infinity Hair Building Fibers by seeing various women and men struggle with thinning hair and hair loss. Very few people have the extra money to purchase hair transplants or other costly alternatives. Infinity is an inexpensive and easy to apply alternative.

VICKI: How long did it take you develop this amazing product?
DENNY: It took me 3+ years of developing the formula & packaging for Infinity Hair Loss Concealing Fibers®. The unique packaging design is both eye catching and ergonomically designed with a soft touch grip to prevent slipping from your hand when applying.

VICKI: Who are your “Targeted clients” that will benefit from using INFINITY?
DENNY: The people that would be our “target clients” would be both women and men who have thinning hair. Many people are surprised when I tell them 70% of people who purchase and use the product are women. Most people think of men when you mention thinning hair.

VICKI: How do you go about choosing a color for your hair?
(1) Look in the mirror. Look at your hair root color in the thinning area. This is the color to order.
(2) Always look to match your root color even if you have highlighted ends.
(3) When in doubt, choose the darker shade. For example if you have trouble deciding between medium brown and light brown, choose medium brown

VICKI: How easy, for the average consumer, is INFINITY to apply and use?
DENNY: Infinity is very easy to apply. The details of the process are as follows:
–simply style your hair with favorite styling product, make sure your hair is dry
–shake the bottle of Infinity Hair Fibers over the desired area(s) and lightly pat the area of application to allow the fibers to simply fall into place
–Spray on the Infinity Fiber Locking Spray

Our motto is simply: Shake, Style & Go

VICKI: Once applied, how can user’s feel confident about INFINITY’S “staying power” during their daily activities?
DENNY: Infinity Hair Fibers were developed by using Nano Fiber Technology. When applied, Infinity Hair Fibers create a natural bond to your existing hair, for a fuller, natural, undetectable look. Infinity Hair Fibers stay in place up to the next wash and even hold up under perspiration, wind or rainy conditions, allowing for full coverage at all times. Infinity Fiber Locking Spray will help ensure the fibers stay in the desired areas of application.

VICKI: How can our readers learn more about INFINITY, and purchase your product?
DENNY: Readers can learn more about Infinity on our website at
or call 855-HAIR-FIBER (424-7342). The website contains: videos, before & after pictures, FAQs, testimonials and where to purchase Infinity.

VICKI: I can’t thank you enough, Denny, for taking the time to tell us about INFINITY, and creating such a great product that will help so many people with thinning hair look and feel more confident about themselves!

That was a very informative interview, and now I’d like to show you some before and after photographs that are even more encouraging:

MALE: Before and After ~ INFINITY Hair Loss Concealing Fibers®

Female: Before and After ~ INFINITY Hair Loss Concealing Fibers®

MALE: Before and After ~ INFINITY Hair Loss Concealing Fibers®

Well, now it’s your turn! There’s no reason to fret about thinning hair, wide parts, or even an unruly cowlick like I have!

Visit :
or call: 855-HAIR-FIBER !
View the INFINITY Video:

5-STARS for INFINITY!! A great product, Denny! Congratulations to you and your team!!

If you are a salon professional, consider carrying the INFINITY products for your clients! They will love it

(Any quoted or paraphrased information in this article was obtained from the client interview. My commentary is from personal use of this product.)

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