Archives for September 2013

September 30, 2013

Regenerate your skin with Radical Skincare


RADICAL SKINCARE offers AGE-DEFYING products and the EXFOLIATING PADS are on my list of skincare “must-haves”. Last year I wrote about Radical Skincare Neck Firming Gel and now I can’t wait to try the Exfoliating Pads which are getting great reviews. These deep-cleansing pads harness the potency of Glycolic Acid, Chamomile, Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids in combination with fruit acids to exfoliate, smooth and soothe skin while improving firmness and overall texture.

Radical Skincare Exfoliating Pads are formulated at maximum levels as these powerful ingredients penetrate skin to reveal a bright, fresh, youthful complexion. The innovative formula provides immediate exfoliation and preps skin to better absorb the antioxidant benefits and restoratives of other products in the Radical Skincare line.

After just two weeks of use, after nightly cleansing, Radical Skincare Exfoliating Pads will reduce coarse crows feet by 50% and significantly improve skin firmness, texture and elasticity.


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September 30, 2013

Thank you BFF for my Modella Purse

Modella Purse Kit

I just received a Modella Purse Kit as a gift from a friend and I just love it!!! Modella Purse Kit is a 5 x7 purse case that can store and protect anything and everything!  It can easily double as a hand held mini purse.  A single compartment stores make-up and personal items neatly and cleanly.  The exposed colored zipper adds a dash of fashion and security.  Modella Purse Kits are affordable and come in fashionable, pretty patterns.  Don’t let this small size purse fool you.  Modella Purse Kits are perfect for keeping in your purse to organized them.  I use my Modella Purse Kit to take to the beach to organize my items in my beach bag.  It holds my cell phone, keys, money, sunglasses, lip balm, and sunscreen.  Now, I never have to search through a big beach bag if I need any of these items. They are all in one place safe!  Also, I never have to worry about the pesky sand or losing my belongings.  I love it so much that I am purchasing another one for my gym bag for school.

Thank you BFF for my Modella Purse Kit!

You can find Modella Cosmetic Bags and Purses in assorted patterns in most major drug stores nationwide.

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September 30, 2013

Recover – E Cucumber Eye Pads equals Refreshed and Replenished Eyes


My friends came over and wanted to have an inexpensive spa party at my house. I’m always on the hunt to find great, inexpensive, lightweight products and really found a tiny treasure with Earth Theraputics Eye Pads. We thought they were absolutely adorable and they smelled great, but weren’t sure how they were going to work.  Luckily, I didn’t have to chop up cucumbers or break tea bags apart for the treatment. The six women let the eye pads refrigerate for twenty minutes and then we put them on our eyes. Honestly, it was the favorite product of the evening. My friends couldn’t believe how the pads relieved puffiness and dark circles around their eyes. I actually fell asleep as I found the smell delightful and soothing. The pads are infused with real cucumber extract, vitamin E and a beneficial blend of nutrients. We all went shopping the next day and purchased pads to keep our eyes refreshed for the next six months!!!  

We found Recover-E Cucumber Eye Pads and Rejuvenal-C Orange Eye Pads (which I can’t wait to try)  at Kohl’s Department Store but they can also be found at and


Liz Vachon, LICSW

Wife and Mother of two

National Keynote Speaker on Bullying


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September 27, 2013


image002-1Joico Continues Annual Push to Increase Awareness and Raise Funds. Breast cancer never takes a holiday and Joico’s annual efforts to raise funds for research and increase awareness doesn’t either. Their efforts to support the fight to end cancer transforms this year to its “Style for A Cure” campaign in a year that has also seen Joico transformed in image and purpose. The Style for A Cure campaign includes special pink product promotions – top stylers JoiMist Firm hairspray and JoiWhip foam offered in a sleek, metallic pink sheen that graduates from top to bottom. These top stylers will be available on special in a “2 for $22” duo deal coming this September/October. 

The campaign also continues to offer marketing support for salons and professional stylists who wish to hold their own breast cancer-related events. Joico’s do-it yourself BCA website continues to be a source for salons and stylists to create and promote their very own local efforts to help the cause. As Joico embarked on a new and transformative vision at the start of 2013, it launched itself into a whole new stratosphere when it revealed its new look that ranged across vibrant new product packaging, to fresh and bold new imagery speaking more to a strong lifestyle-focused brand, while also re-invigorated its science roots through DNA-based technology to change the industry. Joico’s commitment continues to go strong with the company once again supporting their long-standing partner City of Hope for their yearly fundraiser culminating in Las Vegas this July in its Annual Spirit of Life Gala.  With Sara Jones, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Joico/ISO/Minardi having been the 2011 City of Hope Spirit of Life Award Recipient, and long-time supporter and board-member, this relationship continues to flourish.  Also continuing on from 2012 will be Joico support for the cause via Beauty Systems Group, and special edition products to specifically benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure (Joico duos JoiMist Firm and JoiWhip, also in specially-designed pink packaging).  Additionally, the Joico BCA page at is becoming increasingly robust as it celebrates the salons and stylists who continue to participate in Breast Cancer Awareness and fundraising events. The online destination also offers a roster of turnkey, downloadable breast cancer programs—including cut-a-thons, silent auctions, “Touch of Pink” ribbon events and service and product promotional programs—that salons can customize to their individual businesses and communities.  Each program features posters, planners, letters, press alerts and other printables.

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September 26, 2013

Watch Enya Flack’s “Shades of Fall” Segment on Your Carolina

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September 26, 2013

See My “Shades of Fall” Segment on Your Carolina

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September 26, 2013

“Shades of Fall” on Your Carolina with Enya Flack

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September 26, 2013

Dr. Brandt’s sold-out, must-have detoxifying anti-oxidant water booster in goji-maqui is back by popular demand!

When Dr. Brandt first launched his revolutionary anti-oxidant water boosters, they became an instant hit. Fans were clamoring for this must-have detox tool that leaves skin youthful, luminous, and radiant from the inside out. Back by popular demand, this sold-out favorite returns as a web and in-office exclusive. For the month of September only, dr. brandt is making this must-have product available for 25% off as a special introductory offer.

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Detoxifying Antioxidant Booster is Back!!

Dr. Fredric Brandt, a renowned dermatologist and skincare expert, began his career at Sloan-Kettering focusing on cancer research. While seeking to fight this deadly disease, Dr. Brandt became a pioneer advocate for the use of natural antioxidants to fight free radical damage and effectively combat premature aging. This led to the development of his unprecedented antioxidant water boosters, bringing Dr. Brandt’s groundbreaking discoveries in internal medicine to skin. These powerful boosters improve overall health and skin radiance while slowing the signs of aging. Packed with proven age-fighters that provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxifying benefits, Dr. Brandt’s breakthrough water boosters fortify skin with the building blocks of health and youth in delicious goji-maqui flavor.

“Goji-maqui water booster is a convenient and extremely effective way to naturally detoxify, while defending your skin and body against the dangerous daily assault of free radicals,” explains Dr. Brandt. “Just squeeze a dropper full into your 8 oz. water bottle and enjoy a daily dose of skin health.”

dr. brandt detoxifying anti-oxidant water booster® goji-maqui features an exclusive combination of purifying superfoods Goji berry and Maqui berry for total body detoxification and visibly healthier, younger looking skin. This potent antioxidant blend contains more than 90 percent polyphenols—equivalent to more than 15 cups of green tea—for a delicious detox, that’s decaffeinated, sugar, and calorie free.

The benefits of these powerful ingredients include:

Goji berry
•Antioxidant and potassium rich
•Natural diuretic
•Regulates blood pressure
•Rids the body of excess fluids and toxins

Maqui berry
•Rich source of antioxidants
•Powerful anti-inflammatory
•Protects against toxins, chemicals and free-radicals
Full of vitamin C, calcium, potassium and iron
Ranked within the highest anti-oxidant abilities on the ORAC scale—a standardized test used by the UD department of agriculture to measure anti-oxidant levels in food

HOW TO USE: Add one dropper full to a cup of hot or cold water daily to rid internal systems of toxins, combat premature aging and promote overall health.

WHAT IT COSTS: $39 (25% off exclusively for the month of September)

WHERE TO FIND IT: Available at or at Dr. Brandt’s Medical Offices in New York (323 East 34th Street) and Miami (4425 Ponce de Leon Boulevard)

Also find Dr. Brandt online at :

Facebook: drbrandtskincare

Twitter: @drfredricbrandt

Instagram: drbrandt

Pinterest: drbrandt

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

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September 26, 2013

Lavanila Forever Fragrance Oil is the perfect gift for any party!

Lavanila Fragrance Oil

The definition of “regift” in the Merriam Webster dictionary …… “to give someone a gift that was previously received from someone else.”  A friend of mine had a “Regifting Party”.  Everyone who attends this party must bring a item that they once received as a gift. The item has to be new and unopened.  After the delicious appetizers and exquisite drinks, it was time to exchange the merchandise. In between all the oohing and aaahing, I opened my regifted item……. Lavanila Forever Fragrance Oil!  First of all, I love the brand Lavanila, I am very familiar with its reputation! Lavanila is an all natural company that uses only the finest ingredients in all their products. The roll-on sweet almond oil is a luscious blend of sparkling grapefruit, fresh cedarwood and warm Madagascar vanilla bean scent.  It is a clean, uplifting citrus fragrance and is made without Parabens, Petrochemicals, Phthalates, Silicones, Propylene Glycol, Mineral Oils, Synthetic Dyes, Sulfates, Chemical Sunscreens, or Aluminum.  It is All Natural! 

The roll-on oil sensuality melts into the skin to hydrate and last twice as long as traditional fragrances. Lavanila does not test on animals and is made in the USA!  The Lavanila Forever Fragrance Oil is also available in Vanilla Coconut and Pure Vanilla and, retails for $25.00 for .27 fl  Well this was one time I did not feel cheated or angry to receive a regifted gift.  It was a genuine hit!  The funny part of this story…. as the party continued into the night, I ended up chatting with the women who presented me with her regifted item.  She was complimenting me on my scent throughout the conservation.  Well, I really didn’t have the heart to tell her…. it was her regifted gift “Lavanila Forever Fragrance Oil.  Her loss – my gain!

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September 26, 2013

It’s A Glam Thing’s “Shades of Fall” Segment on Your Carolina

Happy to switch into fall mode and welcome the hues that adorn the natural horizon, Enya Flack of It’s A Glam Thing will present “Shades of Fall” – beauty, fashion and accessory items in popular shades for this Fall season.

Color cosmetics – Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics make up artists suggest shades for Fall  like Lipsticks in Spicy, Bistro, and Kranberry & Pressed Eye Shadows in Gilded, Czar, and Topaz

Nails – Keeki Pure and Simple provides perfect nail colors for Fall that are non-toxic and made of a 100% biodegradable formula. There are shades of many colors of the season. Midnight Snack (black) still casts its spell this Fall, shades of greens are favorites, neutrals work all year and full on metallics are a Fall hit.

Jewelry – Michelle Vancanegham of Malibu Hippie tells us Turquoise & Plum are two of the hottest color pops for fall especially on  black lava rock like Malibu Hippie’s  Paradise Earrings ($55) Paradise Bracelet ($65) Paradise Necklace ($85)

Hair color – IT&LY HAIRFASHION pros suggest  a series of color conditioners called Riflessi for trending Fall shades of  Rich Browns, Reds and True Blondes. RIFLESSI Color Renewal Mask provides numerous benefits to today’s serious colors with 10 rich shades. After 4-5 applications, most hair will be restored sufficiently to support permanent color services!


  • Blondes – deliver soft reflexes in honey and sand shades on lighter hair

  • Reds – refresh, balance and intensify all the reds, copper and mahogany shades

  • Browns – intensify the richness and depth of all browns

  • Plum – gives shiny purple accents

  • Black – adds deep reflexes to dull black hair and helps even tonality in gray hair

  • Silver – ideal to eliminate the tendency of gray hair to become yellowish. Also eliminates brassy undertones in blondes.

Guys –  get on board with the new go-to neck wear of fall. is a well known online retailer for quality men’s neckties, bow ties, cuff links and handkerchiefs. There you will find ties galore in solids, prints and patterns for Fall 2013.

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