Archives for June 2013

June 20, 2013

Nails, Nails, Nails Your Best Accessory

Who doesn’t love nail polish?  We all love for our hands and tootsies to look a feel great.  Nail polish has definitly come a long way since Lucille Ball started wearing it.  Back in her day, Lucy would have only worn pink or red nail polish.  There were no crazy blues, greens, or yellows.  That has changed.  Dermelect nail polish comes in a wide variety of colors.  Their newest line is by far the greatest colors yet.

Dermelect nail polish’s new line “ME” is the first peptide infused nail treatment. “ME” is formaldehyde, DBP and toluene free  that gives vibrant, UV protected, smudge free color.  “ME” is water and detergent resistant while aiding in strengthing weak, brittle nails.  This product is NEVER tested on animals. Dermelect Cosmeceuticals’ ME Fearless Beauty Collection is new for Summer 2013. Dermelect’s Fearless Beauty collection contains four creamy hues injected with high-voltage bright pigments, guaranteed to turn heads. FEARLESS (cobalt blue) and MOXIE (Pink), RENEGADE (jade) and BUZZ-WORTHY (lemon). You can purchase the entire collection and other fabulous color nail lacquers at

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June 20, 2013

Brighten Your Hands, Brighten Your Day with L’Occitane



I fell in love with L’Occitane and their delightful fragrances and skincare when I sampled one of their hand lotions and I became hooked. I have several of their fragrances and skincare products and one of my favorite L’Occitane lines is the Immortelle Collection. I use Immortelle Spray Mist on my face almost every morning because I enjoy starting my day with the delicate scent of Immortelle flowers which is the featured fragrance of the Immortelle line, it is simply a fabulous fragrance.

Immortelle Brightening Hand Care SPF 20 is my newest addition to my own L’Occitane Immortelle Collection. This hand Cream is a  triple-action formula that helps smooth hands, even out skin tone and protect against UV rays. After applying this ultra rich yet silky smooth hand cream you won’t believe how soft and silky your hands will feel. My hands are usually in water, in the garden or just exposed to the outdoors so they take a lot of abuse. With L’Occitane Immortelle Hand Care, my hands are protected with SPF 20 sunscreen and its anti aging properties, after all, my goal is to try to maintain nice looking hands and fingers. Isn’t that your goal too?

At, you will find information on Immortelle. L’Occitane Hand Care contains the Immortelle Flower which “grows abundantly on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and has an exceptionally long life. Immortelle flowers produce an essential oil that is known for its anti-aging properties. Bellis Perennis, the daisy flower, opens its petals each day with the sunrise and closes them at dusk. Its flower offers a brightening extract that contributes to a more even skin tone”.

Start your day the L’Occitane way with fabulous fragrances and skincare. Read my feature on L’Occitane Immortelle Spray Mist




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June 20, 2013

With BlingDots You Won’t Lose Your Bling

BG-web54554I’d like to take a moment to mourn on all of the earrings that I have lost in the past.  Now, I’d like to take the time to express how thankful I am that I don’t have to worry about that anymore because I have Bling Guard’s BlingDots. After countless nights of coming home to find out that only one of my earring survived the night, I can thankfully say that I have not lost one earring since I started to use BlingDots—the easy to use disposable backs help to secure earrings in place and relieve my fears of losing earrings. (See diagram below).



Not only do they stop earrings from falling out they also hold earrings perfectly in place in your ear, no more droopy earrings! I have used and loved Bling Guard’s BlingWraps for my rings and Bling Guard has not disappointed me with BlingDots!   Don’t lose your bling, get your blingdots today! blingguard


image - Version 2Rachael Aiello

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June 19, 2013

Get Shoshanna’s Summer Look

S     T      O     R     Y             I       D     E      A     S

How to Get Shoshanna’s Summer Look

Celebrity Hairstylist Angelo David Pisacreta

of New York City’s Angelo David Salon

 Get the Summer muss without the salon fuss— Celebrity Hairstylist Angelo David Pisacreta shares tips on set in the Hamptons for replicating Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss’s look for AVENUE Magazine.

Shoshanna looks radiant on the cover of AVENUE Magazine.  Celebrity Hairstylist Angelo David Pisacreta tells us what he did to give Shoshanna a fun, natural look that works day or night.

Hair and Makeup by Angelo David Salon (


1. Prepare hair for styling by spraying the Angelo Premier Volume Spray ($18.50, available at onto the roots to prep the hair.


2. Once hair is blown out smooth, take sections of hair and wrap it around 1 1/2 inch barrel curling iron before securing with duck clips. Spray with a medium hold spray and let it cool down for 15 minutes.

3. Attach the pre-styled Angelo David Couture Clip-on Extensions (prices may vary) onto hair to add more length and volume.  Release the clips and use the Angelo David Medium Paddle Brush ($55, available at to brush the curls out before parting hair onto the desired side.

4. Pull hair to a loose ponytail then proceed to create a loose chignon. Secure the look with bobby pins.

5. Gently pull the bun to make the look a bit messy, and then finish with a strong hold hair spray.

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June 19, 2013

Caviar is not only a delicacy but it’s also a sought after anti-aging ingredient!

Caviar is a sought after ingredient in many  anti-aging formulas!

Caviar is a sought after ingredient in innovative anti-aging formulas for skin care products!

It’s really fascinating to being able to peruse the new technology that is now available for us to care for our skin!

There are great new finds for anti-aging that intrigue and enlighten me, especially when their benefits are derived from a food source and provide such positive results.

Caviar has been found to accelerate “the natural production of collagen up to 67%!” Along with essential vitamins and amino acids working in tandem and “boosting” this action inside skin cells,”the aging process is actually slowed down by moisturizing the skin.” With a“light moisture retaining film” your skin then gets the defense advantage of from “external effects” such as:
• “UV Radiation”
• “Climate Issues”
• “Dehydration” and
• “Pollution”
When you are able to protect your skin from the detrimental elements listed above, your reward will be a skin that is less prone to lining & wrinkling, and there is also a real encouraging plus...Caviar is known to be effective without “allergic reactions!”

There is a new serum on the market called RG-Cell® that is right up-to-the-minute with it’s technology, geared toward keeping the skin firm with better elasticity, helpful in reducing the look of those fine lines & wrinkles, and yes…it contains Caviar Extract!

RG-Cell® is a clear light weight serum and will fit very easily into your skin care routine. If you are a detail person like I am, I highly suggest you visit their website :

It is very easy to read and educational. There is a video and and area that addresses typical questions you may have. They also provide an “800” number for your convenience, and can purchase your RG-Cell® right on the site.

Quoting from their website,”RG-Cell® can be applied morning or night once to twice daily. Once a day is enough for most people unless there are problem areas like scars or injured skin that needs accelerated healing…then 2 times a day to those specific areas is recommended. Also if you have a specific even where you will be seen in public like a wedding, you might want to use RG-Cell® 2 times a day for a week before.”

I like the options available for using RG-Cell®! Being in the public a lot, I decided to try it 2 times a day for a week, and then use it once a day. As per their instructions, I cleansed, rinsed and dried my skin before application. RG-Cell® needs to be applied on “clean” dry skin. After shaking the bottle 5 times, removing the cap and “gently” squeezing the “bulb tip” dispenser, I applied the serum to my face and neck allowing it to dry naturally for a couple of minutes before I applied my makeup.

RG-Cell® quickly took care of that top surface dehydration that I deal with and that in itself gave my skin a more youthful appearance. I found it very light weight and easy to apply.

Once again, here is the RG-Cell® website:

Check it out and read all about the ingredients in RG-Cell® including Caviar Extract, and their technology.

RG-Cell® might be just what you’re looking for to “ramp” up your skin care regime!!

(Quoted and Paraphrased information in this article was obtained from a provided PR-Fact sheet, and My commentary was from personal use of the RG-Cell® serum.)

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June 19, 2013

Simple, Light, Easy


Sensitive skin can create all sorts of problems for us ladies who are desperately trying to fight the wrinkles that start pretty early and creep up on you quickly unless you really moisturize!  When I was in my early thirties I really hated moisturizers with SPF (I still do) because they generally smell like suntan lotion. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love my suntan lotion when I’m at the beach but I do not want it under my nose 24×7, 365. So, when I opened up the SIMPLE Protecting Light Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen I was pleasantly surprised in two ways.

First, it is nearly odorless, which I truly appreciated. It did not smell like SPF at all. Second, it goes on very lightly, which I also love, because the last thing I want to feel is a layer of ‘stuff’  on my skin all day long. The moisturizer is a light, oil free blend of skin-loving ingredients like Glycerin, Allontoin and Bisabolol, and added vitamins (B5 and E) with absolutely no artifical perfume or dyes, no harsh irritants and is dermatologist tested. The moisturizer is also HypoAllergenic and contains no animal derived ingredients, which is just wonderful.

The product is non-comedogenic, so you shouldn’t have breakouts from this at all.  The product is reasonably priced, great for sensitive skin and good for combination skin, it keeps you lightly moisturized without overloading you, and it is non-scented.


In addition, I’ve been using the SIMPLE Cleansing Wipes. My favorite one is the oil balancing cleansing wipes, since I tend to have the ‘T type skin – which means I have a swipe of oily and then the rest of my face tends to get dry. What I love about these wipes is that they are made for sensitive skin types, AND they have no alchohol and no artificial perfumes and dyes. For the first time, I have really clean feeling skin from a wipe – with no after effects from alchohol or dyes. In fact, I have no idea why any skin product would EVER have alchohol in it anyway….I recommend SIMPLE light moisurizer and SIMPLE cleansing wipes for anyone who is concerned about putting only the purest products on their skin!


Guest Post by Julia Tanen

Julia is a writer, blogger, book author

and mom from Boston, Massachusetts

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June 18, 2013

Meet the Designers: Artists Closet

Update: Artists Closet will reveal a sneak peek at the their upcoming fashion show at Give & Glam. Meet and greet with featured designers: Vinija Varghese, Elizabeth McLaughlin, Iryna Kavalenka, Kaleigh Guay and June Monteiro.

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June 17, 2013

Beauty and Quality Wrapped into MAKE Cosmetics


I have tried a ridiculous amount of make up. For all of the products I try, most of them get forgotten about and pushed to the back of my make-up draw; however, there are a few products that are essential to my collection. MAKE make-up’s silk lipstick in the color Deep Flesh, glitter eye shadow in the shade Alabaster, and the custom finishing effects pallet in Matte/Dew have become my most indispensable summer make-up items.

Beauty comes more naturally in the summer. The sun gives my face a natural bronzing, my eyes are brighter, and the salt water from the beach naturally clears my blemishes. Because I feel confident in my summer skin, I like to use a small amount of products in my daily make-up routine—only the best essentials, so obviously I reach for my MAKE make-up!

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The lipstick in the color Deep Flesh (shown at left) is the perfect summer time nude! It is only about one shade pinker then my natural lips yet it really makes my lips noticeable in an effortlessly pretty way.  The lipstick has a great hydrating formula so it is super moisturizing and doesn’t dry out my lips or make it obvious that I am wearing lip color. It is also feather-resistant meaning it wont smudge around your lips!

Around my eyes I like to use a little bit of the glitter shadow in Alabaster (Shown on left). The gorgeous pinkish color with lots of shimmer brightens my eyes while lasting all day, even in the summer heat. The shadow has a flawless satin-finish that blends really well and looks amazing around eyes!


Last, but not least is MAKE’s Custom Finish Effects- Matte/Dew pallet! This truly is the ultimate skin perfector! The pallet comes with two colors, a peach gel formula which creates a matte finish and a pink moisturizing formula that leaves skin looking dazzling and dewy. This is my miracle product because the matte product fixes my nose, which tends to get too shiny AND my checks which tend to get dry!

Overall, MAKE make-up is exceptional because they are simply quality products!

As noted on their website:,  MAKE is a cosmetic brand that finds beauty in inspiration. Its mission is to encourage self-expression through color by fostering contemporary collaborations between makeup artists and creatives worldwide. MAKE is the first for-benefit beauty brand on We See Beauty and is Made in New York. 

0-10Rachel Aiello, Guest Blogger

Wearing Make Cosmetics

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June 17, 2013

Ateevia Botanica is my New Best Friend


There is nothing better than rubbing a pain reliever on your sore joints and have it actually work. Ateevia Botanica is my new best friend. I have been using Ateevia Botanica 2 or 3 times a day, usually in the evenings for achy joints, and lower back pain.  I must say, I am actually seeing signs of relief.

What is Ateevia Botanica? as stated at their website, “Ateevia Botanica is an all natural topical treatment for the long-term relief of persistent joint aches and muscle discomfort. The deeply penetrating botanical formula is safe and fast-acting. Recommended by physicians, physical therapists, and chiropractors to soothe joints, muscles, and tissues”.


What I like about Ateevia Botanica is that it has the consistency of  a thin oily paste, oily enough that you can easily massage a small amount into the skin where your troubled spots are but does not leave your skin greasy. It absorbs into your skin after a few minutes of massaging.

Ateevia Botanica is  an all  natural formula that is one of the most therapeutic topical analgesics existing today. As taken from their website, “PRIME Therapy contains commonly occurring plant antioxidants, such as flavonoids, lignans and certain fatty acids that are anti-inflammatory in nature, which we derive from a patented extraction formulation of oils including borage, pumpkin, sunflower, grapeseedand safflower“.

I never thought of having a topical anesthetic as a staple in my medicine cabinet. As I am getting older, I am noticing more aches and pains so Ateevia Botanica will be a staple from now on.

My husband is even using it at night for his achey sore wrists from Carpel tunnel Syndrome. Ateevia Botanica works best for artheritic joints, tendinitis, plantar fascitis, bursitis, sports strains and lower back pain. You can learn more about these conditions at and see if Ateevia Botanica might be a good choice for you.

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June 15, 2013

Glamour is….

1. An air of compelling charm, romance, and excitement, especially when delusively alluring.
2. Archaic A magic spell; enchantment.

Escada | Resort 2014

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