Archives for August 2013

August 19, 2013

Liberty Nails for Liberty Days


For this nail design I used Sally Hansen The complete salon manicure “Red my Lips”. For the middle finger I used a basic white and glitter from Duri Cosmetics called Icicle. And for the blue stripes and red heart I used thin nail art bottles that can be found in most stores. For the base coat I used Sally Hansen Double Duty which can also be used as a top and base coat. For the topcoat I used Sally Hansen: Hard as Nails Hard as Wraps Acrylic Gel + Nylon. This topcoat is my absolute favorite because it really does not chip for over a week. It makes the nails have an acrylic gel effect that makes it last longer. I did this design on my mom for the Fourth of July. I think that it’s a really cute idea for liberty day!

Leiyana, teen blogger and Nail Art enthusiast

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August 18, 2013

Katharine Hepburn ~ An Independent Woman by Ronald Bergan

Katharine Hepburn:“Show me a actress who isn’t a personality and you’ll show me a woman who isn’t a star!”

Katharine Hepburn An Independent Woman

Katharine Hepburn
An Independent Woman

Katharine Hepburn had a charming charisma that radiated her own unique persona throughout her life that was irresistible, high spirited, and defined her special presence as a trail blazing independent women and one of the true super stars of all times.

Author Ronald Bergan’s timing was perfect as he was the only person to whom Ms. Hepburn gave her “personal blessings” to write this wonderful book, Katharine Hepburn, An Independent Woman!

So many previous biographies had not been accurate and Ms.Hepburn was quite angry. She “allowed” Ronald Bergan into her apartment in New York City, to set the record straight and write this book! Mr. Bergan described her reflections,“perceptive” and penetrating”…”These are not the sound bites of a Hollywood celebrity but of an aging beauty re-examinig her past with a critical eye.”

This is a beautiful book with stunning photographs of Katharine Hepburn in various stages of her life,”on and off the set”, along with some of her phenomenal vivacious full color “Head Shots.” Most of these are “full page” pictures, and truly treasures to behold!

Ms.Hepburn was way ahead of her time, and in Mr.Bergan’s book you’ll be able to capture the essence of her many diversions from the composed “Katharine Hepburn”. Through it all, however, you’ll see that Katharine Hepburn “always remained her own woman!”

This amazingly well written book will capture your attention as it wisks away all the “mythological perceptions” of the “starlet”, and “unveils the real woman!”

Katharine Hepburn An Independent Woman easily receives a 5-Star review, and I encourage you to visit : to purchase your personal copy.

About the Author:“Ronald Bergan is the author of a number of books including “The United Artists Story”, “Jean Renoir:Perfections of Paradise”, and
Great Theatres of London”. He is also co-author of the highly acclaimed “Faber Companion to Foreign Films”. While Living in france, he taught literature, theater, and film at the Sorbonne, the British Institute in Paris, and the University of Lille. Bergan now lives in London.”

    Katharine Hepburn An Independent Woman     by Ronald Bergan

Katharine Hepburn
An Independent Woman
by Ronald Bergan

(Quoted and Paraphrased information in this review was obtained from a provided Press Release-Fact sheet. Any personal commentary was my own opinion from reading this book.)

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August 18, 2013

For Delicious Skin turn to St.Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub


Nothing feels better than having a smooth soft face no matter what time of year it is. Exfoliating is extremely important to your skin because exfoliation removes all of the dead skin that is making your skin feel rough.  St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub is the perfect exfoliant to do this job. Not only is this scrub hypoallergenic, it is formulated withut parabens. St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub has a sweet fresh scent to it as well. St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub contains 100% natural exfoliants that will leave your skin glowing and feeling smooth. St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub is also Sulfate and paraben free.

For all of the self tanners out there, St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub is the perfect exfoliant before applying your favorite self tanning product. St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub will remove the dull skin leaving your skin smooth and looking radiant.

St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub is easy to use, simply splash some water on your face, place St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub on your finger tips and gently massage it all over your face. Once you have completed your exfoliation, rinse off the scrub with water. This product can be used 3 to 4 times a week to obtain the best results.

So what are you waiting for? Go pick up America’s #1 Scrub Brand today! You can find St. Ives in most retail stores nationwide and at


536299_451074174902909_1687754059_nAdrienne Raheb, Teen blogger




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August 18, 2013

Worship the Sun With OBAGI on Your Skin


Obagi Sunscreen

We are always hearing that we need to wear sunscreen every day and study’s prove that the benefits of daily sunscreen use are real and measurable. I am always looking for a broad spectrum sunscreen lotion that reduces the risk of skin cancer and premature aging. It is very important to me as I spend my summers living on the beach and exercising outdoors. Doing research on sunscreen, I learned that “Broad Spectrum” means UVA coverage which prevents and delays aging and reduces skin cancer. I came across OBAGI Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 which is non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, non-acnegenic, and dermatologist tested. It is PABA free and fragrance free for all skin types which is my number one priority. OBAGI Sun Shield is formulated with 10.5% zinc oxide and 7.5% octinoxate which is a complete anti-aging sun protection with UVB absorption and UVA blockage and helps prevent sunburn.

OBAGI Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is an award winning sunscreen which provides a high level of protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays. I loved applying it to my skin, it was non greasy and completely sheer with an elegant matte finish that feels great on your skin. It dried without residue or shine. OBAGI Sun Shield did not feel like I had a sunscreen on. My skin felt rich. OBAGI Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 (3 oz.) suggested retail price is $46.00 and available for purchase in dermatology, plastic surgery, and other aesthetic physicians’ offices. OBAGI Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is one of the best sunscreens I ever used….. healthy ingredients, no sunburns, reduces skin cancer, and prevents aging!  Worth every penny!

To view Obagi’s complete skin care line please visit;


Laurie Carcieri

wife and Mother of two

Fitness and Outdoor enthusiast

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August 18, 2013

Look Tight, Feel Tight, Sit Tight with Soap & Glory


Sit tight! That’s right, I can finally sit and not feel guilty about it. When I am working, I am mostly sitting… at my computer. Wouldn’t it be great to have a body firming serum at work while I am sitting. Soap & Glory has the answer, Sit Tight-Inense XS Special Super Strength Body Firming Serum. This serum is an amazing product that is applied to your thighs, before getting dressed. A specially designed roller ball massage applicator, the NEW CIRU 360 Massage Roller (shown above), allows you to easily apply the firming serum to your thighs, leaving your hands clean. The massage roller helps stimulate circulation and reduces the appearance of  “orange-peel” skin on your thighs.

What is in Sit Tight Intense XS which aids in the firming?  As stated by Soap & Glory, “this first-of-its-kind multi-action body firming serum contains our exclusive FIRMIGEN™ CAFFEINE COMPLEX; ginseng DETOXYBOOST™ TECHNOLOGY; PRESSOCAPSULAR-FIRM PLUS™ SYSTEM (with microspheres that release caffeine when you sit on them); and PUFFDRAIN 82™ – a special combination of peptides that –when massaged- can help to stimulate circulation and visually smooth out back of the leg bumps”.

Sit Tight is so easy to use, simply turn the massage roller head to the ON setting and open. Gently squeeze the tube until you see the serum, then massage and roll on your thighs. Sit Tight has a great refreshing scent and after I rolled the serum on (which feels cool and refreshing) soon turned into a slight warming sensation which was very comfortable and is quite normal.

Soap & Glory shared results conducted in the UK (independent user trials). It was stated that users of Sit Tight-Intense XS.noticed that their skin looked firmer, tighter and less dimply after just 4 weeks of use. The trial sounded great to me, and therefore I am a Sit Tight user. Sit Tight Intense XS is also Sulfate and Phthalate free which is an important purchasing factor for many people.

As you know, diet and exercise are very imprortant to look and feel healthy. I like Soap & Glory’s motto, “Consume less calories or exercise more”Sit Tight Intense XS is not a cure for dimply or orange peel skin, but Sit Tight Intense XS will definitely help you reduce the appearance of orange peel skin and “visibally firm, rehydrate and recontour the skin”.

Sit Tight-Special Super Strength Body Firming Serum is really a great serum and I plan on continuing with it. Check it out for yourself at





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August 17, 2013

Time to Rise and Shine as you wake up Dormant Stem Cells to Reveal a Younger, Radiant Skin!

Wake up dormant stem cells with a concentrated restorative skin serum from Timeslip solutions called RG-Cell!

Wake up dormant stem cells with a concentrated restorative skin serum from Timeslip solutions called RG-Cell!

RG-Cell is a new technologically advanced serum that contains a unique proprietary blend of stem cell activators that are programmed to protect your skin and fight aging at the cellular level for a beautiful, more youthful complexion with just a few drops a day.

Introducing RG-Cell
Introducing RG-CELL

This scientifically proven process reactivates dormant stem cells for effective skin rejuvenation and regeneration. By using Double-layered Nano-Encapsulation Technology, RG-Cell has effectively improved delivery into dermal layers of the skin unlike ever before. The recently patented technology guarantees that the cosmeceutical penetrates deeply into the skin, reaching the basal layer where the stem cells reside.

“The formula awakens dormant stem cells, teaching them new tricks on how to differentiate, proliferate and migrate to areas of imperfect and aging skin,” says founder Dr. Luiza Petre. “By stimulating fibroblast production of collagen, skin’s firmness and elasticity increases while the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are reduced for smoother, radiant and more youthful-looking skin.”

RG-Cell contains a list of impressive ingredients which numerous studies have shown to be both safe and effective:
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Just apply RG-Cell morning or evening, once or twice daily. Generally, once a day should be enough for ongoing use unless there are problem areas like scars or injured skin that needs accelerated healing, If this is the case, twice a day application is recommended. With once a day usage a bottle lasts approximately 30 days.

You may purchase RG-Cell for $99.00 at doctors’ offices and spas across the nation, or visit their website at:

(Quoted and Paraphrased information in the article was obtained from a provided PR-Fact sheet.)

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August 15, 2013

Get Perfect Beach Hair everyday!

got2be beach trippin

got2be beach trippin’

My hair is naturally straight, so I love putting a few waves in it for something different. I absolutely love the look of the naturally wavy beach look, and found that göt2b beach trippin’ saltinfusion WAVING SPRAY does a great job with that. The natural salts infuse voluminous waves that last all day. The great thing about göt2b beach trippin’ WAVING SPRAY it is that there is no “crunchy” feeling after you put it in mainly because of the moisturizing ingredients conted in the spray. Plus you can use it on dry hair, or wet hair, blow-dry or air dry! Get those beautiful  mermaid waves in the sun or shade! you can also find got2be hair products at most major drug stores nationwide.


Rahel, teen blogger

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August 15, 2013

Feel Like a Glistening Godess with JERGENS natural GLOW


jergens-naturalglowfirmingdailymoisturizer-7.5ounce-1I was so excited to try this product, as in the past, I would lie in the sun for hours and damage my skin. The other self-tanner products usually had a bad odor, so I would not use them and put nice smelling lotion on and relaxed in the sun. Jergens Natural Glow does not have the terrible “self-tanner” scent, in fact, throughout the day, there is no smell at all and nobody would ever know you have on a self-tanner.  The Jergens Natural Glow application is fast and easy, and the best part is there is no streaking.  The color is a beautiful beige brown, not orange and I have a beautiful healthy glow within three applications.  I would definitely recommend the product it is easy to use, has a great glow and is very inexpensive.

My friend recently introduced me to Jergens Natural Glow Firming Daily Moisturizer. I can’t believe I missed this one on the store shelf. Not only will this moisturizer give you added color after a few uses, but will also help reduce the appearance of cellulite in as little as 7 days. Remember, Jergens Firming Daily moisturizer will not eliminate cellulite but will lessen the appearance. Best of all, it really does work. In a world that can be quite hazardous being exposed to the sun, we definitely don’t want to tan that way.  When people ask you how you got your great looking color, tell them Jergens, it’s as simple as that.

Jergens Natural Glow also carries sunscreens and you can find Jergens products at retail stores nationwide.


Liz Vachon, LICSW

Wife and Mother of two

National Keynote Speaker on Bullying

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August 15, 2013

Summer is in Full Swing With Cocktail Glasses by LOLITA

Summer is in full swing, and happy hours just got a whole lot happier with Designs by Lolita’s brand-new Cocktail Glasses. The collection takes classic favorites, like the mojito and the piña colada, and brings them to life in the design of the glassware itself. Vivid, hand-painted details all but whisk you away to the tropical paradise these cool cocktails remind you of. Designs include:


Lolita Mai Tai

“Mai Tai” –(above) the perfect summer cocktail: sultry, yet cooling and refreshing at the same time, and the vibrant tiki design on the front is a fun addition.

Lolita Hurricane

Lolita Hurricane

“Hurricane” –(above) the drink made famous in the Big Easy’s French Quarter gets a new twist in the pink-and-blue tempest design of this glass.


Lolita Mojito

“Mojito” – (above) muddle your mint and enjoy this refreshing favorite “Rum Runner” – be your own captain and choose whichever variation of this classic you wish. The pirate design is a reminder of the original meaning of a “rumrunner,” (below) and your friends just might try to smuggle this glass from you!


Lolita Rum Runner

These tropical-themed, tumbler style 16-oz. glasses each feature a recipe on the and come in a signature gift box. To view the Complete Cocktail Collection visit

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August 15, 2013

Meet the beautiful actress-comedienne Syd Wilder who’s comedic talent has her headed right to stardom!

Syd Wilder has that enviable combination of beauty and humor that gives her the opportunity to excel in the entertainment business and appeal to so many fans with her vast variety of artistic expressions.

Actress-Comedienne Syd Wilder

Syd Wilder

After graduating early from high school, Syd headed from her home town of Atlanta, Georgia straight to Hollywood to fine tune her acting and comedy talents and train at the celebrated American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Almost instantly, she was playing opposite John Schneider, in the role of ‘Tammy’ in Syfy’s sci-fi action thriller SUPER SHARK. She also played a number of supporting rolls and was in the Syfy’s sci-fi horror TV movie PIRANHACONDA along with Rachel Hunter and Michael Madsen. Syd played the part of one of the “snake’s ill fated” victims ‘Vicki’. (This TV movie aired on June 19th.) She then appeared as ‘Becky’ in a romantic-comedy from Synergy Pictures called THE LOVE Section, opposite Mekhi Pfeifer.

Gracing the big screen, Syd was “known for her breakout role as ‘Angel’, with Seth Rogan, James Franco, and Jonah Hill in and apocalyptic horror comedy from Sony Pictures THIS IS THE END! Image 6

Due out in 2014 Syd portrays the “alluring temptress” , alongside Mischa Barton, Billy Zane, and Jonathan Bennett in a “highly-anticipated” romantic drama MINING FOR RUBY, from Lock and Monkey Productions! This looks to be a really great movie!!

Syd’s a terrific actress, and quite a funny lady as well with her witty “unfiltered” sense of humor, outspoken pointers on relationships, a newly released hysterically funny parody video “How to Take a Slutty Selfie, and ….performances at The Flapper’s Club that they’re still “talking” about!!!

Take a moment to view her COMEDY REEL:

This “Brunette Beauty” has really “set off a spark” in the world of comedy, and if you are fortunate enough to live in the Los Angeles area , here are two of her upcoming appearances you WON’T want to miss!

AUGUST 16TH 2013 – THE BELLY ROOM with Hasan Minhaj-8:00pm PST


You go girl!! These are some great venues …

I invite all of you readers to check back here in September! I’ll be interviewing Syd Wilder and I can promise you this will be one interview I know YOU’LL really enjoy!!

Syd will tell it like it is and I can’t wait to find out more about “this former ESPN Cheerleading Champion, gymnast and dancer who maintains an active lifestyle and keeps fit with Pilates, yoga, and dance classes.” Also….find out some “go-to dating secrets, fashion and beauty tips”, oh yes…. and a lot more!!!!!

(Quoted and Paraphrased information from provided PR-fact sheet. Any personal commentary is my own opinion.)

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