Archives for December 2013

December 19, 2013

Cleansing Water is Now in a Wipe

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I know this may sound horrible coming from a licensed cosmetologist who also specializes in skin care, but I do not enjoy washing my face at night. The only result from that is embarrassing, “hard to get rid” of acne. After discovering Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water wipes I can remove my makeup in one swipe. Cleansing Spa Water wipes are oil and alcohol free and is infused with 6 essential herbs to protect the skin.

They are made with the thermal water from the Yumura Hot Springs in Izumo, Japan. I have used many different kinds of makeup wipes that say they are infused with such and such things and I end up not being satisfied or breaking out in a horrible rash.

With Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water wipes I have not had any problems. They nurih my skin and remove all traces of makeup from my skin to my eyes. Koh Gen Do Cleansing Wipes can be found at your local Sephora stores or online at www.sephora.com

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December 19, 2013

GLOSSYBOX is Beauty that keeps on Giving Month after Month

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I recently received my first GLOSSY BOX gift and I can’t tell you how excited I was. If you are not familiar with GLOSSY BOX, you are in for a BEAUTY-full treat. GLOSSYBOX is a beauty subscription, and after filling out a beauty profile and selecting your monthly plan, each month you will receive a wrapped box containing 5 luxury sized samples from famous beauty brands. You will receive a GLOSSYBOX  at the end of each month.

November’s GLOSSYBOX, shown above, contained 5 name brand products at an incredible value. EMITE Makeup Micronized Eye Shadow, Color Protection Color Protecting Leave-In Oil Treatment from MASTEY, NICKA K Professional Eye Shadow Brush, Jojoba Radiance Cleansing Polish by THE ALOE SOURCE and a VINCENT LONGO Duo Eye Pencil. The nice thing about GLOSSYBOX products is that you can sample different products each month and the sizes are compact so you can take them with you on the go and use them throughout the day.

GLOSSYBOX was offering a limited edition Holiday Box and it is currently SOLD-OUT , but here is a sneekpeek of what is in store for you with December’s GLOSSYBOX (shown below) so don’t miss out on the beauty, fun and surprises each month.

Beauty and the Box

GLOSSYBOX  subscriptions are available in 4 plans:  1 month, 3 month, 6 month, or one year, you decide. Shippping is always free. Remember, each monthly GLOSSYBOX contains 5 high end beauty products contained in an elegant gift box along with a product description guide.

You can view all the trendy and popular beauty brands and start your subscription to GLOSSYBOX or give a gift subscription to someone special today by visiting  http://www.glossybox.com

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December 19, 2013

PayPal Payments Expert Jennifer Hakes

When most people think about last minute holiday shopping, they think of one thing – long lines! Is it worth standing in any line at all during the holidays?

In this interview, PayPal Payments Expert Jennifer Hakes explains how technology is streamlining last minute holiday shopping for consumers now.

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To find out some interesting information on PayPal by expert Jennifer Hakes click on this link!

http://kef-media.com/imt/holidayshopping/glam.html

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December 19, 2013

Discover THYMES Frasier Fir Collection

Fresh, clean, yet subtle – these are qualities that describe all of Thymes’ fragrances.  Not only are they perfect for life’s significant moments, but also for your daily routine.  During seasonal holidays or even all year round, Thymes Frasier Fir Collection weaves the time-honored tradition of perfumery into your home with the fragrance Frasier Fir.

Original Frasier Fir products including a Hand Lotion ($16), Hand Wash ($14), Home Fragrance Mist ($18), Reed Diffuser ($60), and Candle ($28), a crisp just-cut forest fragrance fills your bathroom, kitchen, or bedroom!These mountain fresh, revitalizing products are available for purchase on http://www.thymes.com/

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December 19, 2013

Shop at CVS where Generic is Better

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I recently tried the CVS facial cleansing power brush and the oil free acne scrub. They are both compared to name brands of Olay and Neutrogena and I couldn’t tell any difference between them. They are much cheaper and work just as well. I use the facial scrub and power brush together and I noticed it reduced the oil on my skin, and the brush made my skin feel so smooth.

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The oil free acne scrub has a great smell of pink grapefruit, and as you can tell in my picture I was a little excited to use it before I took the picture!! They are both gentle enough to use every day. The power brush already comes with two brushes and two AA batteries. Is not harsh, but gentle on my skin to remove the excess makeup and dirt after a full day. The oil free acne scrub really goes along good with this. The power brush is only $20 which I think is a great deal compared to Olay’s brush which sells for about  $30. Since this brush is water resistant, I always use it in the shower to make it much easier. I would definitely recommend these two if you’re looking for an effective way to refresh your skin!

Rachel, Guest Blogger

 

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December 18, 2013

NAHA 2014 Entries Now Accepted

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Show Off Your Skill!
Compete with the industry’s finest in the most prestigious photographic hair and makeup competition in North America. Entering NAHA not only highlights your skills and adds prestige to your portfolio, but also allows you to join the ranks of the industry’s most talented artists.
ENTER NOW!
Visit probeauty.org/naha for details. Entries are due February 5, 2014. PBA members receive discounts on entry fees.
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Celebrating 25 Years of Beauty

NAHA is proud to celebrate 25 years of recognizing the beauty industry’s most talented artists. Since its humble beginnings in 1989, NAHA finalists and industry elite have brought this iconic photographic beauty competition to new heights year after year. Thank you for celebrating 25 incredible years of talent with us as we look forward to many more amazing years to come!

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December 18, 2013

Elegant Gifts and Exquisite Skincare from MIYU BEAUTY

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I love gifting skincare. Many of my friends do not have the time to pamper themselves, therefore, they need a little extra help. I found some exquisite skincare from MIYU Beauty which will make perfect gifts. This elegantly packaged set is called HYDRATE MI PAIRING and is described as “a pairing of beauty essence and tea to hydrate from the inside out.”

This particular set is quite unique and it immediately captured my interest. HYDRATE MI PAIRING consists of HYDRATE MI Beauty Essence (facial mist) and a light and fruity tea blend (16 sachets tea), both complimenting each other. A beauty mist along side a nourishing tea blend, I think that is quite unique, don’t you?

HYDRATE MI Beauty Essence, as well as the tea are both rich in nutrients and provide instant hydration to your skin. Simply close your eyes and mist onto your face. Lightly massage into your skin before moisturizing. The mist provides a refreshing feeling, especially on a warm morning or after a hot shower. HYDRATE MI Beauty Essence contains wild pansies effectively boosting hydration by 20% in 28 days. “Sodium hyaluronate binds up to 1000x its own water weight, attracting much needed water to the skin. Signs of thirsty skin disappear, leaving skin dew-kissed”.

A hot cup of tea really hits the spot now that the cold weather is upon us. This tea is fabulous and it is not only tasty but nutritious as well. The tea has a light and delicate fruity flavor made from green rooibos, goji berries which deliver a healthy dose of Vitamin C, necessary for collagen production. The  rose petals and snow pear essence make the  aroma  magical. This is the perfect hot drink  if you do not drink enough water, drink too many caffeinated beverages, travel frequently, live in dry climates or just naturally have dry skin. HYDRATE MI PAIRING offers an irresistible way to hydrate your skin and body.

HYDRATE MI PAIRING will make the perfect gift for someone who you know needs extra pampering. The packaging is elegant with the tea is  enclosed in a cute little drawstring bag which you can use for all sorts of things afterwards.

Visit www.miyubeauty.com  and view their other products which all make fabulous gifts.

 

 

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December 18, 2013

The Lavender Experience With L’Occitane Eau De Cologne

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I had never found a fragrance that was so inviting and comfortable until I tried L’Occitane en Provence’s Lavande de Haute-Provence Eaude Cologne. It captures an appealing freshness of aroma, the combination of ripe fruits, floral, and woody musk notes which play together!  L’Occitane en Provence Lavande de Haute-Provence Eau de Cologne is an unsex scent which is so surprisingly sophisticated with the light, breezy scent of lavender. The scent of lavender is known to relieve stress, uplift your mood and calm your senses.  Although it is known for being relaxing, it also has something rejuvenating about it.  It is different from the original lavender perfume, but every bit as lovely.  There is no obvious essential oil smell with this perfume, only the soothing, rich lavender scent.  This radiant, longevity scent makes it so easy to wear, lifting up your spirits with confidence and happy expectations.  It is an escape to a dreamy, perfect, blissful day.
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I love the fact that it comes in huge bottle which is an invitation to splash it generously all over my body!  I enjoy spritzing it on my bed sheets, pillows, bath towels, and my closet full of clothes. I also, add a few drops to my bath water for a soothingly Zen and Provencal atmosphere. The aroma of L’Occitane en Provence Lavande de Haute-Provence Eaude Cologne makes my thoughts wander of fields and fields of amazing, gorgeous, wild purple lavender stalks swaying in the winds of South France, smelling herbal but slightly flowery at the same time. You will love and enjoy this fragrance when you want to wear something simple, fresh, and timeless!  L’Occitane en Provence Lavande de Haute-Provence Eaude Cologne is available at L’Occitane boutiques, online stores, and www.loccitane.com.  It retails for $52.00 for 10.1 fl.oz.
 
Laurie Carcieri
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December 18, 2013

Baking with Beauty on Studio 10 Wed.

We all love to try the next best beauty product, but what exactly is in those products? Let’s have a “Holiday Beauty Bake” with an assortment of baking ingredients and beauty products that utilize those ingredients in their formulations.

I’ll explain why these ingredients that line the grocery stores baking aisles work well in our skin care products. I will present this segment tomorrow on Studio 10 Tampa/St. Pete!

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Nutmeg- can help you achieve smoother and healthier skin by helping you treat several skin problems. It can help eliminate blackheads and unclog pores.

Lemon- Lemon juice can help diminish the appearance of scars and age spots. Is also a great natural treatment for acne and the removal of blackheads. Lemon juice is also a great exfoliator if you have oily skin.

Peppermint- Menthol in peppermint oil cools tired skin, brightens dull skin and helps to control excess oil production. By controlling and eliminating excess oil on the skin, peppermint oil can help prevent acne and clogged pores.

Chocolate- Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants that can help smooth out wrinkles and soften the skin. It makes a great exfoliator that will help remove dead skin cells. Chocolate is also a great moisturizer and can help reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Vanilla- Vanilla has natural anti-aging qualities. It also makes for a great moisturizer that will help rejuvenate the skin and making it feel soft.

Sugar- It is a safe and natural exfoliator that will help remove dead skin cells. Will not clog your pores. Will help eliminate blemishes and will help balance skin’s natural oils.

Some of the beauty products that include these popular Baking ingredients are:

www.jessicacosmetics.com
www.pranaspaceuticals.com
http://us.karinherzog.com/
http://www.evanhealy.com/
http://www.lavanila.com/
www.bathandbodyworks.com

We all love to try the next best beauty product, but what exactly is in those products? Let’s have a “Holiday Beauty Bake” with an assortment of baking ingredients and beauty products that utilize those ingredients in their formulations.

It’s a Glam Thing’s Annie Hatcher explains why these ingredients that line the grocery stores baking aisles work well in our skin care products. She will present this segment tomorrow on Studio 10 Tampa/St. Pete!

Video will post soon:

Nutmeg- can help you achieve smoother and healthier skin by helping you treat several skin problems. It can help eliminate blackheads and unclog pores.

Lemon- Lemon juice can help diminish the appearance of scars and age spots. Is also a great natural treatment for acne and the removal of blackheads. Lemon juice is also a great exfoliator if you have oily skin.

Peppermint- Menthol in peppermint oil cools tired skin, brightens dull skin and helps to control excess oil production. By controlling and eliminating excess oil on the skin, peppermint oil can help prevent acne and clogged pores.

Chocolate- Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants that can help smooth out wrinkles and soften the skin. It makes a great exfoliator that will help remove dead skin cells. Chocolate is also a great moisturizer and can help reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Vanilla- Vanilla has natural anti-aging qualities. It also makes for a great moisturizer that will help rejuvenate the skin and making it feel soft.

Sugar- It is a safe and natural exfoliator that will help remove dead skin cells. Will not clog your pores. Will help eliminate blemishes and will help balance skin’s natural oils.

Some of the beauty products that include these popular Baking ingredients include:

www.jessicacosmetics.com
www.pranaspaceuticals.com
http://us.karinherzog.com/
http://www.evanhealy.com/
http://www.lavanila.com/
www.bathandbodyworks.com

– See more at: http://lisacocuzza.itsaglamthing.com/#sthash.88QXoyf1.dpuf

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December 17, 2013

The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook by Tina Ruggiero is a must read !

Registered Dietician, Tina Ruggiero, M.S., R.D. has recently released her latest book titled The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook!

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Tina Ruggiero, M.S., R.D.

Tina has now written two “highly-acclaimed” cookbooks. Her first, The Best Homemade Baby Food on the Planet, blazed a trail for this “best selling” author who besides being an “award winning expert in nutrition”, is also a recognized television personality, and media spokesperson.

Read more about Tina and get to know this extremely talented woman who creates delicious recipes and teaches you a whole new attitude about food and health. Tina’s website is a terrific presentation of her expertise including recipes, how-to videos, a trailer about her new book, The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook…along with so much more!
Visit: http://www.tinaruggiero.com

I’m so happy to “pass along” an “exclusive” recipe from Tina that will be absolutely wonderful for upcoming holiday events, and get togethers. Furthermore, you can enjoy sharing Tina’s Recipe with special friends and family members in keeping with a tradition that has been popular in many families throughout the years.

Tina says she believes in “bold taste and instant gratification – but with health, simplicity and enjoyment at the forefront of our minds.” This is a unique recipe. It contains tuna that Tina chose to use because “it’s a heart-healthy protein that is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and is easy to use.”
Best of all, the recipe is easy to make and amazingly tasty!

Make Merry , Celebrate, and Savor Tina’s Exclusive Recipe:
Smokey Mediterranean Tuna Dip ~ Created by Tina Ruggiero, M.S., R.D.

Yield: 1 ½ cups
Time: 15 minutes

4 oz. low-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
2 oz. reduced fat sour cream
1 (5 oz.) can tuna packed in olive oil, drained
2 Tbsp. finely chopped onion
1/3 cup/2 oz. finely chopped cucumber
2 Tbsp. finely chopped dill
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
½ tsp. smoked paprika
½ tsp. sriracha sauce or other hot sauce, or more to taste
¾ cup/3 oz. chopped tomatoes
2 Tbsp. capers
1 Tbsp. chopped parsley
Toasted bread and crudité to serve

Place the cream cheese, sour cream, tuna, onion, cucumber, dill, lemon juice, smoked paprika and sriracha sauce. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place in a serving bowl. Toss together the tomatoes and capers. Sprinkle over the tuna tip. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with toasted bread and crudité.

This is a great dish that will bring in lots of compliments, and give you the pleasure of knowing that it’s healthy too!

Are you aware that “The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that everyone, including pregnant and breastfeeding women, increase the amount of seafood they eat to 2 to 3 servings each week for heart and brain benefits. At a time when people are told to limit many foods, seafood is among the handful of “winning” foods Americans are encouraged to eat more of for their health?”

Take a moment to view this video. It will enlighten you with some additional information about seafood and it’s benefits.

I was curious about one more issue that I think we all have experienced at one time or another, and that is dealing with a “fussy eater“. During the holiday season or anytime, it’s always good to get some help in this area!! Tina came to the rescue. She shared the following advice and favorite kid-friendly recipe ingredients to help kids eat tastier and healthier meals.

Quoted from a recent interview Tina had with Baby Zone:
▪“Eggs are an ideal vehicle for creative dishes since they’re virtually the perfect accompaniment to other ingredients-sweet or savory. They are a nutrient-rich food as well providing essential vitamins, minerals and protein. Fish is my other favorite ingredient. Options are endless as are the nutrient benefits of fish.”
To get kids to eat veggies
, such as zucchini, Tina adds them to a Curried Veggie Pancake recipe. She says, “Now the kids ask for this recipe. They like the dollar-sized pancakes for a snack which is just fine with me.”
Her favorite go-to meal for kids? Black bean burgers, that includes brown lentils hidden in the mix. She suggests serving them with slices of avocado and low-fat sour cream or Greek yogurt!
For the holidays,
she says she likes the idea of keeping things exciting by serving a new entrée or side dish, in addition to the traditional dishes!”

With all of this information from Nutrition Expert-Tina Ruggiero, we can educate ourselves, and with a few easy adjustments in our food choices consume delicious food that is healthy for us…and…even deal with a “fussy eater”, when necessary!

What a positive way to start the new year!

The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook by Tina Ruggiero, M.S,R.D.
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(Quoted and paraphrased information in this article was obtained from a provided PR-Fact Sheet, and www.tinaruggiero.com. Sincere thanks to Tina Ruggiero for providing the wonderful recipe for this article.)

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