Archives for October 2013

October 31, 2013

butter London offers 30% this Weekend!

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Wanted to share some exciting butter LONDON news with you – the Friends & Family event starts today, October 31st! Snag the perfect holiday gifts or stock up on your favourite butter LONDON products at 30% off your entire order.

http://www.butterlondon.com

PROMO CODE: FFHOLIDAY

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October 31, 2013

butter London Offers 30% off this Weekend!!!

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Wanted to share some exciting butter LONDON news with you – the Friends & Family event starts today, October 31st! Snag the perfect holiday gifts or stock up on your favourite butter LONDON products at 30% off your entire order.

http://www.butterlondon.com

PROMO CODE: FFHOLIDAY

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October 31, 2013

Celebrity Beauty Guru, Skyy Hadley Shares her DIY Beauty Secrets

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Pumpkins are more than just for carving on Halloween, they’re rich in vitamins and nutrients and can do wonders for the skin! Celebrity beauty guru, Skyy Hadley, shares some ways to incorporate pumpkins into your beauty routine this fall.

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DIY Face Mask
Pumpkins are rich in Vitamins A and C and contain various enzymes that help nourish and brighten the skin making them perfect to use in facials. Below is an easy recipe to create your own pumpkin face mask at home.
*Mix one can of pureed pumpkin in a bowl
*Stir in a cup of plain yogurt, 4-5 tablespoons of honey and a 1/4 teaspoon olive oil
*Wash face and while face is still moist apply the mask using your fingers in an upward motion
*Let sit for no more than 10 minutes and remove with warm water and washcloth
*There will be leftover mask so seal it in a closed Tupperware container or have a girls’ spa night!

Blemish Treatment
Pumpkin contains the acne fighting vitamins E and T (aka Torulitine) and can aid in reducing pore size and preventing the appearance of pimples, blackheads and blemishes. Cut open a fresh pumpkin and slice it you would a cantaloupe. Rub the fleshy side against your face after cleansing twice a day for healthier looking skin.

Moisturizer
Natural enzymes found in pumpkins are great for hydrating, soothing and softening dry, cracked hands and feet. Keep the fleshy/stringy pumpkin parts you pull out when carving and work a small amount into your hands (as if you’re washing your hands) and rinse with warm water. Your hands will instantly be smooth and soft.
*TIP: Mix 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree in a small bowl with 2 tablespoons of Vaseline and apply to extra dry heels and cover with socks overnight for an ultimate moisturizing treatment.

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October 31, 2013

Own this Fab Mini Rose Leopard Print Cashmere Scarf! Hover Over Image to Purchase!

Minnie Rose - Cashmere Leopard Print Scarf

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October 30, 2013

Love this, You will too! Hover over image to purchase!

Theodora and Callum - Topeka Wearable Art Scarf

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October 30, 2013

Asking for your support to The House of Lizzie Borden

I have always appreciated the positive feedback and support that I have received from my readers at It’s A Glam Thing. Some of you may know that in addition to writing, documenting, and researching about beauty, health, and lifestyle, I am also an actress and producer. I am currently working on a new film, “The House of Lizzie Borden”, which is slated to shoot in two weeks time (November 11th). It will be a horror/thriller that is loosely based off of the gruesome but true story of Lizzie Borden. Right now we are working within the confines of a tight budget and are barely able to pay all our crew members for their time and work. As a result, we have put up a campaign on IndieGoGo in order to cover just the basic costs of producing, shooting, editing, and marketing the film. I would be so absolutely grateful if you would head over to the site, http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-house-of-lizzie-borden, and help us make this film the best that it can be! Any donation, large or small, would be so greatly appreciated and even if you can’t donate, please help us by spreading the word about this film!

Hope you all have a lovely day!

Love, Donna

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October 30, 2013

Suffering from Extra Dry Skin? Curel is the Answer!

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I have some friends who suffer from extremely dry skin, especially in the fall and winter months. The indoor heat doesn’t help their situation and sometimes their skin gets so dry, their skin cracks. They don’t have to say a word, you can see it on their hands and fingers. “What do you do to help the dry skin?”, I ask. They have great results with Curel Ultra Healing Intensive Lotion, they swear by it.

Curel Ultra Healing Intensive Lotion has been clinically tested and proven to heal and protect your skin for 24 hours. Curel will help the driest and most irritated skin and you will feel the softness and smoothness return to your hands and skin after your first application. Curel is designed to heal your skin’s moisture barrier, this helps the skin lock in valuable moisture over time.

Curel Ultra Healing Intensive Lotion offers Advanced Ceramide Therapy. As stated by Curel, “Research proves that dry skin typically occurs when skin’s ceramide levels are depleted.  While traditional lotions only hydrate skin’s surface, Curel® moisturizers work at the source of dryness to replenish skin’s ceramide levels. – not just relieving symptoms, but actually improving skin performance.”

Curel Ultra Healing Intensive Lotion promises to give your skin 24 hour protection from dryness and absorbs quickly, therefore, providing instant relief to your dry and irritated skin. Curel Ultra Healing Intensive Lotion is dermatologist tested and is suitable for all skin types you can even use Curel on your face. Cruel was made especially for you and your sensitive skin.

For more information on Curel skincare products please visit www.curel.com Curel Products can be purchased in most retail drug stores nationwide.

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October 30, 2013

Hen House Linens are an All Occasion “Must-Have”

 

You’ve got the “Monster Mash” playing, a delightfully demonic jack-o’-lantern grinning on your doorstep and a candy jar filled to the brim for trick-or-treaters – make sure your table is dressed up and ready to meet your ghoulish guests too this Halloween with the perfect patterns from Hen House Linens!  Unique and “boo-tiful” selections from Hen House Linens including Potholders, Cocktail Napkins, Cook’s Aprons, and Cocktail Aprons, will allow you to play hostess while throwing a spook-tacular Halloween party!

Hen House Lines offers fabulous decor for all occasions. Visit henhouselinens.com

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October 30, 2013

Haille Steinfeld “Get the Look” at Ender’s Game Premiere

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Hailee Steinfeld walked the red carpet at the premiere of her latest film Ender’s Game. Hailee looked as glamorous as ever with help from Celebrity Makeup Artist Steven Sollitto. The Oscar nominee sported a fantastic, white sequined Yves Saint Laurent top with playful red lips, paired with tailored black pants for a polished, stunning look.

Below, Steven Sollitto spills his secrets to achieve Hallie’s flawless look, as she walked the red carpet last night! Please let me know if you are interested in running this look along with a giveaway of the Bioré Pore Unclogging Scrub – essential for creating a clean, healthy, and flawless canvas.

“Nothing can be taken for granted on such a big night,” Steven explains. “So, to make sure Hailee’s skin looked its best we started by using Bioré Pore Unclogging Scrub to exfoliate and refine the skin. I can’t express how important a clean healthy canvas is for makeup. The Bioré Pore Unclogging Scrub feels fresh, lathers beautifully, and smells clean. A little attention to your skin before a big night goes a long way.”Biore

Here are Steven’s tips for creating the look:

  • ·         To make sure Hailee’s skin looked its best, we started by using Bioré Pore Unclogging Scrub to exfoliate and refine the skin. I can’t express how important a clean healthy canvas is for makeup. The Bioré Pore Unclogging Scrub feels fresh, lathers beautifully and smells clean. A little attention to your skin before a big night goes a long way.
  • ·         For moisturizer I used a Light Cream before applying a MAC Face and Body foundation, which I find works well on most women. Plus, this foundation allows me to go light or heavy depending on the area of the face.
  • ·         Originally we were going to do a wet glossy red lip to match the top. We all loved it but then thought about the longevity of the look. I didn’t want her worried about her lips as she was doing interview after interview, so we used the Jouer Riviera Gloss to help mimic the sequins of her top.
  • ·         To highlight the eyes, I used purples hues to bring out the gold in her eyes. To start her eye, I brushed shadow a bronze all across her lids and underneath her bottom lashes from Votre Vu called Copper Suede. Then, in order to give her some definition at her lashes, I used NARS Gel Liner in Tatar (this is a purple that reads black to most people, but it is softer) as well as MAC’s Strong Willed Pencil, which I smudged back and forth for a softer look. Next, I took a small but wide eye shadow brush and swept MAC Red Violet under her lashes and out at the corners of her eyes. I lined her inner bottom lids with Laura Mercier’s Violet Pencil. Two Coats of Benefit Bad Gal Lash in Black and her eyes were ready for those flashes on the red carpet.
  • ·         On Hailee’s cheeks, I can’t help but use Laura Mercier’s Praline Creme Cheek Blush – I just love the color. A very up-to-date choice in all its peachy apricot.

With her hair pulled tight up in a sleek high pony, Hailee looked the young star she is.

Bioré Pore Unclogging Scrub- A soap-free, creamy pearlized formula designed to lift away pore-clogging dirt and oil. The cleanser contains exfoliating microbeads to unclog pores and salicylic acid to prevent blackheads and breakouts from forming, keeping your summer complexion fresh and clear. $5.99; Select food, drug and mass merchant stores. www.Biore.com

 

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October 30, 2013

10 Reasons Why I Am Obsessed With DDF Clarifying Hydrator

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As some of you might be aware, I have a bunch of incredible interns who work for me (at my other job, not at blogging!)…and from time to time they come up with product recommendations that should get ‘out there’.  Christy Savery, who is a Bentley College business student, talked about a product so much that I asked her if we could write about it. She’s 22 years old, and she has – you know – like – actually still got oil on her skin (unlike me who hasn’t had oily skin since, like, I don’t know, my last pregnancy (and my youngest is 11). So without having to do the math on my age, you get it!
Anyway, the product that Christy wanted me to pass on to you is called DDF Clarifying Hydrator. Here are the reasons why, as she says, ‘I am obsessed with DDF!”

  1. Minimizes the look of sebum build up— sebum:  microscopic glands in the skin that secrete an oily/waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate and waterproof the skin—this makes it a great product for people with acne-prone skin

  2. Controls the oily shine

  3. Keeps my skin looking clear all day long

  4. Makes my skin feel extremely soft

  5. They had it at Marshall’s for only 15, originally $42

  6. Clears up my skin and makes my pores look smaller

  7. It doesn’t feel like it sits on my skin, really hydrates

  8. Great under foundation or cochlear because it’s not thick consistency

  9. Gentle to the skin

  10. Includes ingredients like: aloe vera, marigold and ginger extract, witch hazel and glycerin.

If you are on the younger side, and you struggle with oily skin on a regular basis, you should go and find this fabulous product. Christy happened upon it in a Marshall’s – so her next challenge will be to find it at a reasonable price.  And if you have grown kids or teenagers, it might be a nice little gift to give them!

http://www.ddfskincare.com

0-86Guest post by Julia Tanen

Julia is a writer, blogger, book author

and mom from Boston, Massachusetts

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