Archives for July 2013

July 26, 2013

It’s Just a Little Pain with a whole lot of Gain with NAD’S

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It’s official, I never have to go to a beauty salon for facial waxing again, I found Nad’s. At first, I was a little skeptical to try Nad’s Facial Wax Strips. I was concerned about possibly creating a waxy mess or maybe applying it wrong and making things worse. I had all these thoughts about everything that could go wrong if I tried waxing at home. Well, once I opened the box, I realized this waxing project was going to be as easy as pie. The double sided facial wax strips which have “softer fabric technology”, are pre-waxed, eliminating hot wax application without the mess. Your face is a very delicate area and with Nad’s Facial Wax Strips, once applied, removes unwanted facial hair in just a few treatments from your face, upper lip or chin.

There is a little pain involved, but not nearly as much as experienced at a salon. It really wasn’t bad at all and Nad’s Facial Wax Strips did its job quite well. The price is right too!  A box of Nad’s Facial Wax Strips  contains 24 strips which will last me months. Also included are post wax calming oil wipes which help reduce irritation should it develop and the wipes also remove any excess wax left on your skin. I especially like that I can use Nad’s in the privacy of my own home or pop a box in a travel bag and take them with me.

Nad’s Facial Wax Strips are hypoallergenic, fragrance free and are designed for sensitive and delicate skin. Read what It’s a Glam Thing’s Beauty Editor, Vicki Fischer has to say about Nad’s Facial Wand Eyebrow Shaper. I am definitely trying those next.

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Eyebrows can really be frustrating! It seems they always need tending to!  Tweezing, has never been my forte. Not only is it time consuming, but for some reason the shape is never as precise as I’d like it to be. I’ve made some “over” tweezing errors that would take some time to grow back and fill in again.
Well there is a solution! I was so happy to get the opportunity to try Nad’s Facial Wand Eyebrow Shaper from our It’s A Glam Thing East Coast Editor!
This easy to use precise little shaper lets me apply the the gel remover exactly where I need it! No mess, and no more errors! My brows cleaned up very easy using Nad’s and are shaped just like I like them! The skin underneath my brow is so smooth and clean. It’s amazing how much better my eye makeup applies using this method of hair removal!

The instructions are easy to follow, not only am I thrilled to see that there are 24 treatments in the kit, but I can also remove hair on my upper lip and chin area as well!

Nad’s gets a 5-stars rating from me for the convenience, ease of application, and a longer time in between hair removals! Great Product!

View Nad’s entire wax removal line at www.nads.com Nad’s can also be found in drugstores nationwide.

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July 26, 2013

Give The Gift of Luxury and Elegance With Krigler Perfume

A gift from Krigler is a gift of Luxury and Elegance. In order to appreciate the beauty behind Krigler’s exquisite perfume collection, I want to tell you about their fascinating history. Krigler Perfume, a New York-Monte Carlo base namesake house, was founded in 1904 by Russian born, Albert Krigler. It was his “desire to create unique luxury fragrances made with the finest ingredients from around the world.” During the 1920’s Krigler Perfume was enjoyed around the world by many, including celebrities like John F. Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, and Grace  Kelly. Enjoy learning more of Krigler’s intriguing timeline and history at http://www.krigler.com/inside-krigler.html .

If you are searching for a special fragrance this holiday season, search no more. Krigler Perfume has dozens of perfumes and gift selections. One fragrance in particular I have to mention is Jazzy Riviera. This unique fragrance was created in 2010 in recognition of the Jazz Era in Cap d’ Antibes, France. This fragrance marked the 100th Anniversary of the opening of the Krigler Atelier in this french coastal town. In creating Jazzy Riviera, Albert Krigler was inspired by many of his noteable friends like  Pablo Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Dorothy Parker. I can only describe Jazzy Riviera as having citrus topnotes of Bergamote, Lemon and Citrus. I enjoyed this intriguing fragrance at first scent.

Krigler has introduced their One-Of-A-Kind Scent, Topaze Imperiale 13.  This fragrance is truly my favorite fragrance from Krigler thus far. The fragrance is truly intoxicating, containing my favorite scents of vanilla and citrus. According to Krigler,“Topaze Imperiale evokes the undeniable allure of this precious stone. Intriguing top notes of Vetiver, Musk and Sandlewood lead to an addictive heart of Vanilla, Neroli and Oud before leading to the magnetic base that is accented by notes of Amber, Galbanum, Rose and Mandarin”. I sampled Topaze Imperiale 13 earlier today, and all I can say is I can still smell this delicate scent on my wrist and it smells simply devine. I wouldn’t mind finding this perfume in my stocking this Holiday Season.

Krigler’s Exclusive Perfume Boutique is only found in New York City and Monte Carlo and their online store is http://www.krigler.com/shop-online.html


 

 

 

 

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July 25, 2013

Sea Salt Never Tasted So Good

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Sea Salt Never Tasted So Good

Ouidad and Dana’s Bakery Team Up to create Sea Salt Inspired Macarons

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This summer, indulge in sea inspired products without ever having to step foot on the beach thanks to Ouidad and Dana’s Bakery.  In honor of the launch of the Ouidad Wave Create Sea Spray, the Curl Experts are collaborating with Dana’s Bakery to create an exclusive Sea Salt Caramel Macaron.  During the month of July, the 100 people who purchase these macarons will receive a full size Ouidad Wave Create Sea Spray and a special offer to ouidad.com and Ouidad flagship salons in New York and Santa Monica. Only a few Sea Salt Sprays are left – don’t miss out!

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Ouidad Wave Create Sea Spray ($23 at Ouidad.com)

  • ·        An exclusive wave making complex of natural seawater and mineral rich sea salt crystals creates a tousled texture
  • ·        Ideal for straight hair that has slight texture, as well as curly hair
  • ·        Transforms hair into windswept waves
  • ·        Free of parabens, sulfates, silicones and synthetic dyes
  • ·        Sea Water and Sea Salt create volume and texture
  • ·        Algae extract and Sea Kelp condition the hair and add superior shine

If you’re in the New York City area this summer, be sure to make an appointment at the Ouidad New York City Flagship Salon and receive a complimentary glass of champagne and macaron every Friday during the month of July.

Happy Summer!

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July 25, 2013

The Dark, Light, and Seductive, side of Lady Gaga’s new fragrance – LADY GAGA FAME!

There’s no doubt that Lady Gaga, is a very beautiful young woman, talented singer, musician and performer. Her “sultry” demeanor always seems to be present whether she’s presenting her “darker” side, espoused by the younger crowd, or her “lighter” side when she’s sharing her vocal talents with seasoned singing stars like Tony Bennett with whom she recently teamed up with and recorded a Jazz Album. That kind of diversity gives Lady Gaga her ability to captivate audiences of all ages!

Just as Lady Gaga dons very creative and unique attire as she changes her persona to embrace whatever venue she is engaging, her new fragrance LADY GAGA FAME is no different!

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On the “Dark” side, in it’s oval shaped glass bottle, LADY GAGA FAME actually IS a black fluid! However, as you spray this delightfully intriguing scent it’s clear, rendering the “Light” and that ever present “seductive” appeal!

I find this one of the most subtly captivating fragrances I’ve tried! LADY GAGA FAME is available at “retailers worldwide”. I highly recommend that you go to a department store and personally give it a try!

I’d like to share this description of LADY GAGA FAME from the press release information I received that states,”The scent is built around three main accords- dark, sensual and light.”
The Dark accord : “inspired by Belladonna, the deadly nightshade possessed by haunted beauties since the 18th century.”
The Sensual accord :
“A fusion of dripping honey, saffron and apricot nectar.”
The Light accord:
“The rich floral layer of crushed Tiger Orchid & Jasmine Sambac expressing timeless beauty.”

“Those above three accords bring about floral and fruity elements, with the principal ingredient inspired by Belladonna balancing the whole fragrance and giving LADY GAGA FAME its signature as a scent.”

That truly articulates the essence of Lady Gaga’s distinct fragrance!!

I believe LADY GAGA FAME could easily appeal to the “dark”, “light”, and “sensual” side of anyone’s personality with the perfect compatibility and harmony of the ingredients , and be appreciated by all for it’s uniquenessjust like the intrigue of Lady Gaga herself !

LADY GAGA FAME is Lady Gaga’s first fragrance. It was launched through her own Haus Laboratories in affiliation with Coty marking another new breakthrough from this multi-enterprising entertainer! !”
LADY GAGA FAME gets a 5-Star review! Give it a try! You never know….It might bring out a whole new side of your personality!

As Lady Gaga says, “Enjoy the first ever fragrance from Haus Laboratories. FAME, a beautiful prospect with a dark heart. X GAGA”

(Any Quoted and/or paraphrased information in this article was obtained from a provided PR-Fact Sheet. Bennett/Gaga jazz Quote from:http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/lady-gaga-and-tony-bennett-set-to-record-jazz-album-in-june-20130322#ixzz2ZyaJHHlz. Any personal commentary is my own opinion, and view regarding my use of Lady Gaga Fame,that was furnished to me.)

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July 25, 2013

Have Some Fun and Enjoy the Sun with Australian Gold

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I never thought of sunscreen as being a “fun” beauty product until I was introduced to Australian Gold Sun Care. They have a sunscreen specifically designed for your face called Sheer Coverage 45 Faces Sunscreen. Not only is it a Broad Spectrum SPF 45 but it is also a self tanner. I thought to myself, “How much fun is that, a sunscreen to protect your face from the harmful rays of the sun while getting a little bronzing too!”

The Australian Gold signature fragrance smells fantastic. I love how my face and neck look, with a little color before I walk out the door. Knowing that it was in done safely, makes Australian Gold Sheer Coverage 45 Faces Sunscreen so appealing to me (several applications may be needed depending on your desired color). This gradual self tanner is water resistant for up to 80 minutes and the Native Australian Acacia Extract provides antioxidant benefits. Australian Gold Sheer Coverage 45 Faces Sunscreen is formulated with a Unique, non-oily InvisiDry™ formula which absorbs quickly without a shiny residue.  Sheer Coverage 45 Faces Sunscreen is Dermatologically tested and hypoallergenic, perfect for you delicate facial skin.

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I love the idea of spray on sunscreen and Australian Gold has that covered as well. Australian Gold Sheer Coverage Spray-SPF 30 is a fantastic product, one that the entire family is enjoying. This continuous spray sunscreen allows you to easily spray your body without missing the hard to reach areas. Australian Gold Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is also formulated with the, non-oily InvisiDry™ formula which will absorb quickly leaving no shiny residue.   Australian Gold Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is water resistant for up to 80 minutes and contains Kona Coffee infused bronzers enabling you to have that bronzed look the safe way. I am having so much fun with Australian Gold.

Please note that is as always important to use sunscreen on your skin when there is sun exposure. Sunscreen aids in reducing your risks of skin cancer and that is something really worth reducing, so don’t forget your sunscreen. Start your skin protection with Australian Gold and have fun using it!

http://www.australiangold.com/

 

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July 25, 2013

Be a Superstar!

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I love my naturally straight hair, but sometimes I wish it had a little more volume and body. So when I tried TIGI Bed Head Superstar Thickening Spray, I noticed that there was more lift in my hair. It is not sticky and feels natural which is a big plus. It’s good for fine to medium hair texture, at any length. It works especially well when you spray it through the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. I even used this when my hair was dry and wet, so it works either way! Perfect if you want that ‘Queen for a Day’ look!!  Visit Ulta.com to purchase or visit www.bedhead.com for a salon near you.

Victoria Beckham SPICE-d up their new bob with TIGI BedHead Superstar Queen for a Day Thickening Spray!  (see photo below)

Mitchel Wilson, Creative Director for the TIGI Learning Lab, explains how you too can create a posh new ‘do.  “Keeping a bob full of volume is the key to rocking this style.  Prep strands with TIGI Bed Head Queen for a Day Thickening Spray to add the perfect amount of body and lift while maintaining natural movement.” explains Wilson.

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Rachel I., Teen Blogger

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July 23, 2013

Summer Style from AVON

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My aunt surprised me the other day when she came over with a bunch of Avon goodies. In the bag was a complete outfit including a gorgeous blue dress, sandals to match, a great handbag, and a beautiful necklace! To top it off, there were even sugar cookies that were shaped as the sandals, dress, and the bag I got!

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I love the neckline of the dress because it is adjustable and braided, and the belt is removable… how could you go wrong for a summer dress!? I was so glad the dress fit me, but especially the sandals! They are adorable and can go with almost anything! I am not too crazy about necklaces, but I loved this one because of the colors of the beads.

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The handbag has a cute tassel to add a little style, too. The Blue Goddess Dress, Beaded Escape Toe Loop Sandals, Beaded Baubles Statement Necklace, and Handbag can all be found on Avon.com for reasonable prices!

 

Rachel I., Teen Blogger and High School Junior

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July 23, 2013

Safety is Supergoop’s Middle Name!

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Spending the summer at the beach, I always need to feel confident that I have the right sunscreen. I recently tried Supergoop SPF 50 + Antioxidant Infused Sunscreen Day Cream. This product is Paraben, Fragrance and Oxybenzone free and made in the USA which is why I was drawn to this sunscreen! Supergoop is committed to formulating skincare products infused with vitamins and antioxidants, and free of controversial ingredients. I just can’t use any type of sunscreen, I have very sensitive skin. Supergoop products comforts my worries of breakouts or rashes and nourishes my skin without clogging my pores.   The fears of skin cancer and early skin aging by the sun is one of my main concerns as to many others. I spend peak hours of my day in the sun which is the most dangerous time. Supergoop SPF 50 + Antioxidant Infused Sunscreen Day Cream stops my uneasiness. Whether I am swimming, kayaking, hiking, running or just relaxing with my toes in the sand, I know my skin is protected against UV rays and reapplying after 2 hours helps protect me from sunburn. Supergoop is water resistant and needs to be reapplied 80 minutes after sweating or swimming. Supergoop SPF 50 + Antioxidant Infused Sunscreen Day Cream forms a physical barrier against all damaging sun rays to the body’s delicate skin and you can actually feel this protection, immediately when applied. This sunscreen is oil and shine free so I don’t feel sticky or greasily. It improves skin elasticity with each application.

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Also, on a daily basis (every morning), I apply Supergoop SPF 35 Sunscreen Save Face A.M. Moisturizer which is lightweight and oil free so my face feels protected against the sun and replenished with vitamins and antioxidants. Super charged blueberry antioxidant helps prevent and repair damaged cells and improves skin texture and elasticity. Supergoop SPF 35 + Sunscreeen Save Face A.M. Moisturizer is an oil-free base which provides protection compatible with very sensitive skin types. It is water resistant so reapply 40 minutes after sweating or swimming. It is a great A.M. moisturizer and an advanced protection from the dangerous UV rays. Again I feel confident that my body and my face is protected from the sun with Supergoop and I can concentrate on my daily activities without worrying about my skin being as red as a lobster at the end of the day! My conversation with my summer time friends on the beach always starts out with a chat about which sunscreen is better and healthier. When the sun sets and I am walking off the beach with an empty bottle of Supergoop Sunscreen, I know my choice of sunscreen won!!!  Everyone needs to feel confident that they are protected from the sun’s harmful rays.  Supergoop Sunscreen Products will not let you down….  Safety is Supergoop’s middle name! www.supergoop.com

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Wife, mother of 2, fitness and outdoor enthusiast

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July 23, 2013

New Promotions and Initiatives from emerginC… Read all about them , right here!

Help Your Skin. Heal Your Planet!
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Help the environment as you help your skin with emerginC’s new initiative, emerginCeeds. With every product purchased, emerginC will include a packet of USDA organic mixed lettuce and arugla seeds to help start your own vegetable garden.

In addition to the new “Ceeds” initiative, emerginC will also continue their ecological promise of planting one tree in an indigenous area around the world, for every product sold.

To view the entire emerginC line, please visit: http://www.emerginc.com.


emerginC Summer Beach Special Extended Another Week

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Continuing this week, emerginC will gift their Vitamin C, Hemp, Avocado & Argan Body Lotion (normally $45) to customers who purchase one of their sunscreens.

About emerginC’s spf 30+ sunscreen:
emerginC’s spf 30+ contains all natural ingredients to protect and nourish skin, including vitamin C, which improves tone and texture by removing dead skin cells, ultimately diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that often result from sun exposure. spf 30+ also uses the antioxidant power of vitamin E and green tea, as well as the soothing and hydrating effects of aloe vera, which also stimulates cell growth. Other active ingredients in spf 30+ include sea buckthorn extract, licorice root, maritime pine bark extract, and panthenol. Also available in tinted spf 30+ for those wanting an even cover-up. Price: spf 30+ $37 / tinted spf 30+ $39

This week: receive a vitamin C, hemp, avocado + argan body lotion FREE with purchase of an emerginC SPF 30+ sunscreen.

The offer is only valid at httw://www.emerginc.com for the remainder of this week.

(Shared with permission from emerginC Public Relations source)

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July 22, 2013

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