Archives for June 2013

June 25, 2013

NEXXUS Hair Care Made Just for You


 NEXXUS Salon Hair Care offers a wide variety of hair care products depending  on your hair concern.  Everything from frizz to moisture NEXXUS has it all.  The Hydra-Light line of products gives hair advanced hydration and is infused with lightweight, deep-sea minerals that will not weigh the hair down.

NEXXUS Hydra-Light line has four products.  Shampoo, Conditioner, Root lift mist and leave-in conditioning foam.  Not only is this line great for people with fine hair it is also great for people with thick, course hair as well.  Even though many people with thick hair want to have frizz free, soft hair  Hydra- light offers that as well.  After Shampooing and conditioning add the leave-in conditioning foam for all day frizz free shine and root lift for added volume. 

The great thing about NEXXUS hair care is that you can mix and match each product.  Each one is designed to do exactly what it says so you don’t have to worry. 

For more info, how-to hairstyles and where you can get your very own NEXXUS hair care visit

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June 24, 2013

Summer Heats Up with Author Avery Flynn’s new novella “Jax and the Beanstalk Zombies”

The wait is over!!! Jax and the Beanstalk Zombies is HERE!! Take a moment to view the trailer and get a sneak preview of Avery Flynn’s just released novella!

Rave reviews are already coming in:
RT Book Reviews ~ “Snappy, smart, thoroughly romantic, Flynn’s first Fairy True book is great, imaginative fun. The deeply sensual past shared by the main characters is an ideal counterpoint to the dark, wacky and rapid-paced adventure… 4 Stars”
Darynda Jones, New York Times Bestselling Author ~“Avery Flynn leads us into a shimmering magical world with a sexy twist that is pure, unadulterated fun. I loved this story!”

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Jax and the Beanstalk Zombies
by Avery Flynn

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Author ~ Avery Flynn

Regarding Jax and the Beanstalk Zombies, as Avery says,“You know there’s trouble ahead when zombies aren’t your biggest worry.”

Make sure you visit Avery Flynn’s Website:

Find out more about Jax and the Beanstalk Zombies:

Purchase Jax and the Beanstalk Zombies at:
Amazon (Kindle)
Barnes & Noble (Nook):
….And other fine online booksellers!

“Jax and the Beanstalk Zombies” by Avery Flynn
Published by: Lyrical Press

In my opinion, romance author Avery Flynn’s alluring, clever, and quick witted style of writing has delivered a 5-Star read you’re bound to enjoy!

(Quotes and paraphrased information provided by All Images provided by Avery Flynn. Permission to use the Jax Trailer video from Avery Flynn. My commentary in this article expresses my personal opinions.)

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June 24, 2013

Tan and Lovely…Everyone Goes “Ah!”


Does looking for a self-tanner make you dizzy?? Literally going into a department store makes your head spin with the hundreds of self-tanning products you can choose to buy. Look no further, Vita Liberata has delivered the sun to you in a bottle and makes you glow from the moment you put it on.

We all want to be summer ready and look like the Girl from Ipanema.  “Tall and tan and young and lovely, the girl from Ipanema goes walking and when she passes each one she passes goes-ah!”

You will get that, “AH!” when using Vita Liberata. Looking like a bronze goddess is easier then ever. Vita Liberata is an innovation in self-tanners and skin care. You get a tan that looks so natural and skin so silky that it looks like you just beached it.


Vita Liberata is an easy to use product that glides evenly, easily and dries quickly.  A subtle tan develops over a short time making you glow with the essence of the sun. Applying is as easy as moisturizing your skin. Both face and body Vita Liberata can be used regularly to maintain a healthy skin glow.

Vita Liberata is non-toxic and contains 80% organic extracts and has no smell. It is 100% free from parabens, perfume and alcohol. Vita Liberata contains a unique moisture-lock system with a gel formulation that is extremely conditioning and keeps your body feeling silky and smooth.

Keep your skin looking tan and feeling smooth, be the Girl from Ipanema year round. Be the girl who makes everyone go, “AH!”

Vita Liberata is found at

LaurieLaurie Payne, Guest Blogger

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June 24, 2013

Be Devious with White Sands Hair Care

How to Make Curls Last 15 Hours: Hair Secrets from Lifetime’s Devious Maids

“The 15 Hour Products” department head hairstylist Richard Boggs uses for the cast’s sexy tousled waves

  Created by Desperate Housewives’ mastermind Marc Cherry with executive producer Eva Longoria, Lifetime’s new TV series Devious Maids stars Susan Lucci, Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sánchez, Edy Ganem, and Judy Reyes. With the show featuring a simply beautiful cast with gorgeous tresses to match, department head hairstylist Richard Boggs shares his secrets for how he makes the cast’s sexy tousled waves last for hours on end with his special mix of White Sands Hair Care to create “The 15 Hour Products”.


“We are so excited for the debut of Devious Maids! The show has a large cast, 15 actors. Sometimes, all working on the same day,” reveals hair department head stylist Richard Boggs.

“So, we love working with White Sands Hair Care Products because it’s reliable and there are no surprises. With as large of cast as Devious Maids, I work with two assistants, who assist me in creating and maintaining the looks of all our lovely actors which range from Susan Lucci to Anna Ortiz and Roselyn Sanchez. At any given point, you will see White Sands in our hands assisting in creating their desired looks.”


“The 15 Hour Products” for a flawless waves after a 15 hour day of shooting:

White Sands is a staple back bar item as well. When an actor steps into the trailer for a 4am call time, we shampoo and condition with White Sands Vegan Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner to thoroughly cleanse, while infusing a vital moisture balance back into each strand.

This is followed up with a generous amount of White Sands Curl Up in Silk Mousse from the scalp to the ends of the hair shaft. This is a must for a 15 hour shooting day!

I always stress to my staff to start from the ground up and section off one-inch partings starting at the nape area, and spray the entire head with White Sands Liquid Texture Firm Hold Thermal Styling Spray. This thermal protectant is our secret to keep styles in place on set even after a long day of shooting. Plus, the hair has an amazing glass-like sheen!

With these one-inch sections prepped for hold and shine, use a large barrel curling iron, utilizing the Marcel styling technique from roots to end.

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June 24, 2013

Get Bikini Ready With BIC Shavers


Are you ready for bikini season?! If you don’t think you are, try BIC Soleil Shave and Trim razors. There are 3 razors that come in the pack, and the best part is that there is a bikini trimmer to go along with it! I never used a bikini trimmer before, but realized I should have a long time ago after I used the BIC trimmer. It is so easy to use, all you have to do is slide the trimmer over the razor head and trim away! There is no pain, and you will be smooth as ever. If you don’t want to use the trimmer, just use the flexible razor by itself. I highly recommend this shaver if you want to be confident during bikini season!!! It can be found in most drug stores and Walmart, for a good price!


603419_250384101731302_1183489197_n2-150x150Rachel L., Teen Blogger


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June 23, 2013

Get the Look of the Stars with Organix




Get Lauren’s Look

With Her Organix Hair Care Must-Haves

Ever wonder how celebs like Lauren Conrad get such glam and gorgeous locks? Look no further than Organix to find the hair care must-haves this Cali girl can’t live without.


 To keep her hair looking and feeling healthy, Lauren treats herself to Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Renewing Treatment at least once a week. This hydrating formula restores hair’s inner health by infusing antioxidant argan oil to strengthen, increase elasticity and add brilliant shine. After curling her hair, she uses Organix Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Dry Styling Oil to smooth any frizz and flyaways. This moisture restoring oil repairs damage caused by heat and styling tools to increase strength, boost shine and fight frizz.

Thanks to Organix, you too can use Lauren’s self-proclaimed beauty obsessions to achieve healthy, Hollywood-worthy hair.


The Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Renewing Treatment and Awapuhi Ginger Dry Styling Oil are available for $7.99 each at Rite Aid, Walgreens, CVS as well as other major retailers.

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June 22, 2013

UK high street fashion comes to the US

Arcadia group is responsible for bringing many UK high street fashion companies to the US for fashion divas to relish in. They feature many brands such as Diva, Dorothy Perkins, Top Shop, Top Man, Miss Selfridge, Wallis and Evans.

I was extremely fortunate to attend their fall and winter showing at the Bryant Park Hotel this week. I am definitely looking forward to this coming season trend. It was fantastic to see figure friendly clothing that is super chic!


It’s all about statement jewelry full of flair and color. Necklaces are big a bold, earrings elegant and full of color and bangles designed to be worn in multiple sets!

Animal print is on trend and will be featured in a lot of clothing designs. Faux Fur in all its different colors, patterns and textures is highly in vogue this season. There are many furry creatures rejoicing in this notion and its great to see that fashion designers are embracing new textiles to create this elegant life like look.


Shoulders are definitely emphasized in many of these collections. Some designs sported studs and rhinestones and others have a sequins and pearls. Biker influence was also prevalent in a lot of the jacket designs. The thing I love most about this coming season trend is that jackets and coats are rich in colors and texture. Embellishments and bling are definitely in for the festive months. Dresses are elegant and edgy all at the same time so get ready to look fabulous at all your end of year parties.


Post by:Melinda Lombardi

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June 21, 2013

Summer is here and HairMax kicks off the season with Summer Savings on their “Secret Weapon” to conquer Hair Loss ~ LaserCombs!

Summer officially starts today! To kick off the season, HairMax is offering a special summer saving of $50 off their Lux 9 and Professional 12 LaserCombs.

Simply enter the code: SUMMER50 at checkout to redeem your discount.

HairMax Professional LaserCombs


Did you know that approximately 80 million men and women suffer from heredity hair loss according to the American Association of Dermatology (AAD)? Women make up 40% of American hair loss sufferers, yet the issue continues to be thought of as a strictly male condition. HairMax offers a proven solution to preventing and correcting hair loss for continued growth and fuller, thicker hair for both men and women.

The HairMax LaserComb works to:
Stimulate Hair Growth
• Reverse the Thinning Process
• Revitalize Hair Follicles
• Increase Density and Fullness

HairMax products are available at ULTA Beauty, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Harrods and Bergdorf Goodman stores as well as online via: and

To use the discount code visit:
Remember to enter the code: SUMMER50 at checkout to redeem your discount.

(Promotion for HairMax LaserCombs “Summer Savings” discount code information provided via a PR-Fact Sheet.)

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June 21, 2013

Have Hair That is Fit for A Beauty Queen

If you are like every woman out there, you might have watched the Miss USA pageant over the weekend and thought “How do these beauties just happen to naturally have 3X more hair than I??!”  Well, you might not realize this, but over eight MILES of hair extensions were used in the Miss USA 2013 competition that took place over the weekend to aid them in achieving their flawless looks.

The good news is that, thanks to extensions, you too can have Miss America hair. Yes, you too can rock  the cascading curls, the sun-kissed highlights, the long-luxurious layered mane, and dramatic volume at the crown (pun totally intended)  with the help extensions – both permanent and clip-in, depending on the commitment level you are seeking.

I wanted to introduce you to a top-of the-line brand that is fit for a beauty queen SHE by SO.CAP.USA. Made in Italy using only 100% human hair, SHE by SO.CAP.USA’s commitment to quality is unparalleled.  The extensions come in over 90 colors and three textures (wavy, curly or straight) making your Miss USA look easy to achieve in minutes and instantly add length, volume and texture to your hair.

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Erin Brady, Miss USA 2013



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SHE by SO.CAP.USA Clip-In Extensions

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June 20, 2013

BMR Facial Toner is Mine for Review…and I Couldn’t be Happier

BMR Facial Toner is mine for Review and I couldn’t be happier…As you may know, BMR Beauty is known for its expertise in muscle wellness and understands that what is beneath the skin defines the way you look. Educated in the art of improving the body from the inside out, the pioneer in at-home beauty technology has created a beauty device that has revolutionized the way we care for our face: the FDA-cleared BMR Facial Toner (valued at $395).

Anti-aging technology is a popular subject among all women and the BMR Facial Toner is a great alternative to expensive in-office treatments.  The product uses the same electrotherapy technology found in top spas and dermatologist offices.

I am delighted to report that I have been chosen for the BMR Facial Toner review program and will begin my in-home treatments on June 20th for a period of 12 weeks. Every 6 weeks I will report my results and my experiences with the BMR Facial Toner with you. This sounds exciting and I can’t wait to begin my treatments. For more information on the BMR Facial Toner please visit their website at
Don’t forget to check back in 6 weeks and see how my review program with BMR Facial Toner is going.



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