Archives for December 2013

December 17, 2013

It’s Not just any “Bum”: It’s Sun Bum


Be a “Sun Bum” even in the dead of winter with Sun Bum Flavored Lip Balm. This time of year, with the cooler air and snow, your lips, as well as your skin, tend to dry out and can become painfully chapped. The Sun Bum Flavored Lip Balm is rich in Aloe and Vitamin E so you can moisturize your lips as well as protect them from the harmful UV rays.

Sun Bum comes in 6 flavors: Key Lime, Coconut, Pink Guava, Mango, Pomegranate and Banana. These flavors will even make Santa feel like he is right on the beach.  Sun Bum is not tested on animals and is Petrochemical and PABA free. So if you need a last minute holiday stocking stuffer visit Maybe you can even sneak one in for yourself *wink*

Happy Holidays everyone!!!

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December 17, 2013

Pump up the Volume with NEUMA’S neuVolume Blowout Mist

Neuma neuVolume Blowout Mist

My daughter Jenna is a big fan of Neuma. She has been using Neuma hair care products for quite some time now, and loves them. She told me recently that she has added Neuma‘s newest product, neuVolume Blowout Mist to her hair care regime and really likes it. Jenna has dry, damaged hair with split ends, mainly due to excess heat from her blow dryer. Neuma’s Blow Dry Lotion has helped her hair tremendously. She likes Neuma’s neuVolume Blowout Mist because it has a different application which she finds easy to use  and is getting great results. 

As a graduate student and having limited time, Jenna can create a fabulous hairstyle at home instead of spending that valuable time going to a salon. Neuma’s neuVolume Blowout Mist offers her that luxury. Jenna simply sprays neuVolume Blowout Mist on her damp hair from mid shaft to ends and she blow dries as usual for tangle-free, all-day body and bounce. She likes that her hair is fuller and shinier and when her hair looks great, Jenna feels great!

Neuma’s neuVolume Blowout Mist is formulated with a blend of plant extracts and essential oils, similar to what you will find in a salon, therefore achieving a salon quality blowout at home. It also contains Color-extending formula with UV Guard™ adding long-lasting body, volume and enhanced shine.

NeuVolume Blowout Mist contains Phyto Color Complex, a mixture of plant extracts that restores natural health and shine while maximizing color retention; Phyto UV Shield: a blend of certified organic plant extracts and essential oils, it enhances color vibrancy as well as shields it from UVA and UVB oxidation; Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract: rich in vitamins B2, D, A, E and K and potassium, it helps prevent moisture loss; therefore keeping frizz at bay and hair manageable; Maltol (Roasted Sorghum Malt): adds volume and body to hair and Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle) Seed Extract: a powerful antioxidant that protects hair from free radicals.


When you enjoy Neuma hair care products as much as Jenna, she was thrilled to know some of her favorites are available in an “On the Go Travel Pack”. She was sure to pack her “On the Go Travel Pack” on a recent vacation.  The set, Neuma’s neuSmooth (shown above), contains 4 of her favorite Neuma products. She knows she can maintain her healthy hair without having to pack full size bottles. It’s very convenient, which is a necessity when traveling. Neuma “On the Go Travel Packs” are available in 6 formulas designed for your individual hair type. The products come in an adorable zip top bag which will make a perfect cosmetics bag or small accessory bag. Neuma “On the Go Travel Packs” make great stocking stuffers and fantastic gifts.

All NEUMA hair care products are available at select salons nationwide; visit for locations near you.

As stated by  Neuma, “NEUMA was developed by a leading team of cosmetic chemists, whose challenge was to create a professional performance hair care line that would be free of toxic ingredients, especially those suspected of contributing to human or environmental health problems; they succeeded. All products in the line are made of vegan formulas—free of synthetic fragrance, synthetic aroma chemicals, artificial dyes and all known carcinogens, neurotoxins, and skin sensitizers—and are never tested on animals. The brand has collections for all hair types, including a wide range of styling products, and is safe for color treated hair. With NEUMA, hair is left soft, shiny, manageable and healthy”. 


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December 16, 2013

Melissa Joan Hart Loves Athena 7 Minute Lift

Did you know? Melissa Joan Hart is a fan of Athena 7 Minute Lift!

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December 16, 2013

Awaken Your Face with Immortal 3-in-1 Facial Glaze

Immortal 3-in-1 Facial Glaze

Immortal 3-in-1 Facial Glaze

Make-up is a powerful tool for women to express themselves, enhance their natural beauty and/or boost self-confidence. Having the time to apply make-up is always a concern, never mind the talent because no one wants to look like a circus clown. As for me, I don’t have the time, the patience or the skill to apply. I never had a good relationship with make-up so I just gave up. Exploiting the naked face for a run, a hike, or at the gym is fine. Being dressed in the white collar environment, communicating with the public, I feel you need to look polished and finished. Without make-up, your outfit, shoes, pocketbook, and hair style seems undone. I was searching for a convenient, practical compact make-up that could add a pretty lip color, a sweep tint to my cheeks and a shadow in the socket above my eye, all in one, for a fresh glow that is pleasing, cheerful and sexy! Glen Badessa, president and creator of Immortal Cosmetics, carefully researched women that were juggling a career, a family and a household who want to have a polished face without the fuss of multiple cosmetics, brushes or applicators. Yes, we want it all and we want to look good trying! The 3-in-1 Facial Glaze by Immortal Cosmetics is an easy, quick, effective way to transform a tired face to a refreshed look in minutes! When I first applied the 3-in-1, I was impressed at how it glided on my skin and was comfortable to wear. I always frowned on make-up that was cakey or powdery which made it challenging for me to apply it well. I hate the heavy feeling of many brands of make-up on my face. We will not even discuss how the powder make-up settles into the fine lines and wrinkles which makes you look older and aggregates around dry skin for a not so pretty outcome.


The 3-in-1 Facial Glaze made my face feel silky, luxurious, and smooth adding a radiant glow evenly. It comes in three gorgeous shades: Golden Pink – a fresh, bright sheer color with gold undertones. Great for light skin and blondes. Mauve – a deeper sheer pink tone for medium to dark complexions. And my favorite Nu-Bronze – a shimmery sheer warm bronze tone for olive and dark complexions which is like capturing the radiant glow of the sun without ever catching a ray! The 3 glaze colors can be worn separately or together wearing the bronze on the eyes, mauve on your cheeks and the golden pink on your lips! The 3-in-1 Facial Glaze lets me enjoy my time without feeling the need to babysit my face with constant touch-ups! A make- up that lasts all day or night without fading, melting, or setting into fine lines is a keeper! An eye shadow, lip color, and blush all in one product has become essential for every on the go woman revealing a mood or an interior life! The functional, practical compact size is built to go places – no one wants to lug around their entire make-up case. The 3-in-1 Facial Glaze by Immortal Cosmetics is travel-friendly for a pocket, purse, desk drawer, or car compartment. Everyone can wear the 3-in-1 Facial Glaze because the sheerness of the product works with your own skin tone to customize your own individual look. A perfect holiday gift for all your friends and family! I cannot live without the 3-in-1 Facial Glaze, it made my life easier and prettier! Immortal 3-in-1 Facial Glazes are available online at

Glen Bedessa, president and creator of Immortal Cosmetics (shown above), applies 3-in-1 Facial Glaze to Laurie Carcieri

Guest Blogger, Laurie Carcieri


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December 15, 2013

Join me for a Beauty Bake on Your Carolina TV

We all love to try the next best beauty product, but what exactly is in those products? I’ll discuss a “Holiday Beauty Bake” with an assortment of baking ingredients and beauty products that utilize those ingredients in their formulations in a segment on Your Carolina on Monday Dec. 16.

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Your Carolina 12/16/13

Video is HERE:

Nutmeg! Jessica Cosmetics Body Treats Lotion is formulated with Nutmeg and Black Cherry, which is also another popular baking ingredient. Jessica Vartoughian, the founder of Jessica Cosmetics was recently awarded Glamour Mexico magazines “Glam” award!

Prana SpaCeuticals Shikoma Sugar Dust Exfoliating Scrub – First you’ll want to smell it, amazing! It is formulated with turbinado sugar to exfoliate the driest skin. About Turbino sugar: It is sugar in the raw for pure cane sugar extract.

You can satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt with Choco2 from luxury Swiss skincare brand, Karin Herzog. This product deep cleans, detoxifies and hydrates using only the finest ingredients – including real Swiss chocolate, Karin Herzog’s patented oxygen formula and potent vitamins and minerals. Active oxygen boosts the skin’s ability to hydrate and nourish, accelerate cell regeneration and restore optimal skin function. You’ll want to try the other chocolate products in the line.

Evanhealy Lemon Thyme Facial Tonic is formulated with a thyme cultivar (Plant) with sweet and refreshing notes of lemon. It’s an important part of a holistic protocol for blemished, teen and impure skin. It minimizes appearance of pores, absorbs excess oil, hydrates, tones and enlivens all skin conditions.

LaVanila is a healthy deodorant comes in Pure Vanilla (which is being featured) , Vanilla coconut (another popular cooking ingredient), Vanilla grapefruit and more. This is an all-natural, freshly scented deodorant. Soothing essential oils like Vanilla blend with for daily defense and nourishment. Clinically Tested. Dermatologist Recommended. No Harsh Chemicals.

Bath and Body Works Twisted Peppermint Body is a blissful blend of refreshing peppermint, sugared snow and vanilla buttercream, frosted with fresh balsam and a hint of musk. It is fortified with nutrient-rich ingredients like protective Vitamin E and fast absorbing Jojoba Oil, the ultra-nourishing formula delivers 16 hours of continuous moisture.

About these ingredients:

Sugar- 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.

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. 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.

Nutmeg- achieve smoother and healthier skin by helping you treat several skin problems. 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.

Black Cherry- Black cherry juice protects your skin from being damaged by harmful ultraviolet rays. Has great anti-aging benefits.

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.

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December 15, 2013

A Red Carpet Manicure with “A Touch of Bling”


I might not be walking the red carpet but my nails are certainly ready for it. With the Red Carpet Manicure Pro Kit, I was actually able to give myself a gel manicure and when I was finished, my nails actually looked like they were done at a salon. Seriously, I am quite impressed with the results. I have a nervous habit of picking at my nails and after one week, my nails still look fantastic. The gel polish is hard as a rock and there isn’t a chip in sight.
The Red Carpet Manicure Pro Kit is a fantastic system and the manicure process only takes 1/4 of the time a salon would take with the same results, BEAUTIFUL NAILS. Red Carpet Manicure Pro Kit contains everything you see displayed above: a 6 watt professional LED LightPrep Max Adhesion Sanitizer, Structure Base Coat Gel, Led Gel Polish, Brilliance Seal and Shine Top Coat, Purify Pre & Post Application Cleanser, Erase Gel Nail Polish Remover, Revitalize Nourishing Cuticle Oil and an easy to follow instruction booklet.

red Carpet Manicure


As you can see from the photos, you can give yourself a beautiful gel manicure in your own home, without expensive nail salon visits.  I love how my nails  looked  in an amazing brilliant color called “Red Carpet Ready” and they are definitely Red Carpet Ready, just in time for Christmas.


Put your creativity to the test with Red Carpet Manicure’s Limited Edition color duet Gel polishes, A Touch of Bling . Each Kit contains 2 LED Nail Gel Polishes and the colors are AMAZING!  A Touch of Bling color duets are formulated to be used with the LED light. You can even use the polished on your toes! Each color duet includes one base coat and a high glitter shade. I already picked out my next manicure with A Touch of Bling color duet “Looking Like a Million” (green) and dripping in Luxury (silver). I am even considering purchasing some of Red Carpets Manicure’s nail art tools and really show my creativity for New Year’s Eve.

As an added bonus, on the packaging  of each color duet is a QR code in which you can scan and find a holiday nail art tutorial using the two colors or visit The ideas for dazzling nails are endless.


Red Carpet Manicure also makes the perfect gift for any nail art enthusiast. Visit and view their amazing color selection. You can also purchase your Red Carpet Manicure Pro Kit and A Touch of Bling color duets from

Guest Post by Jenna Raheb

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December 15, 2013

Tune in to Joey Healy on Bethenny!


Watch JOEY HEALY raise eyebrows next week! Be there as he shares his top beauty secrets, rehabs a mega Fan’s eyebrows and reveals a major surprise to her studio audience!




WHEN: DECEMBER 16, 2013 11am

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December 15, 2013

John Frieda’s Hot Airbrush is Hot Hot Hot!!!


Our latest John Frieda hair appliance, an early Christmas present for my youngest daughter, is definitely getting a thumbs up. John Frieda Salon Shape Hot Air Brush is the newest hair tool my daughter requested to achieve a certain look that only the hot air brush will accomplish. Adrienne loves all of her John Frieda hair appliances and she is always creating new looks. Whether it is braids, ponytails, straight hair or curls, we never know what kind of hair style she will be sporting when she emerges from her room.

John Frieda Salon Shape Hot Air Brush has amazing features like 2 heat settings and a “cool shot” setting to lock styles in place. Adrienne likes the titanium ceramic coated barrels that John Frieda hair appliances have so she never has to worry about damaging her hair due to hot spots that can happen with other hair appliances.

With John Frieda Salon Shape Hot Air Brush she will get even heat with every use and with 500 watts of power she is able to add super volume to her hair with ease. Adrienne says that another nice feature of the hot air brush it that it “really helps reduce frizz and adds much volume and shine to your hair”.

You can achieve fabulous hair styles this holiday season and beyond with all of John Frieda hair appliances.  John Frieda hair appliances can be purchased at drug, mass and food retailers nationwide.

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December 15, 2013

Be a part of Commitment Day ~ What will “you” commit to in 2014?

What Will You Commit To in 2014….
A healthier lifestyle? A better diet? Quit smoking once and for all?



As America’s health continues to take center stage with rising obesity rates, a generation of children facing serious health consequences, escalating health care costs and controllable diseases growing out of control, Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company ( is hosting its second annual Commitment Day 5K Fun Walk/Run events and its inaugural support of the American Heart Association’s “My Heart. My Life.” healthy living initiative.

Commitment Day is a broad social movement uniting individuals in 5K Walk/Run events across the nation each January 1st, celebrating the commitment to lead healthy, active lives. In 2014, events will be held in 38 cities across the country, with tens of thousands of individuals joining together to declare their commitments to healthy eating, exercise, family, respect, giving and a healthy planet. More than 40,000 people took part in the inaugural Commitment Day launch in 29 cities on January 1st, 2013.

Commitment Day 5K Walk/Run events will be held in the following cities on January 1st, 2014:
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Commitment Day fun walk/runs will also be hosted at select Life Time locations including:
• Cincinnati, OH
• Cleveland, OH
• Columbus, OH
• Indianapolis, IN

For more information about Commitment Day , or to register for a January 1st fun walk/run near you visit:

(Quoted or Paraphrased information obtained from provided PR-Fact sheet.)

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December 12, 2013

This Holiday, Don’t Forget Your Baby-G


Are you still searching fpr the perfect Holiday gift! Surprise that lucky lady on your list with an accessory brand that celebs love? From supermodel Jessica Stam to pop stars like Ke$ha and Lady Gaga, Baby-G is an iconic timepiece brand with some serious style makers on their roster this season.

The BA110 line features five fashionable designs in black, white, platinum and matte translucent hues with large watch faces brushed with gold, rose gold and silver. The BA111 line includes two monochromatic metallic watches in gold and pink champagne, with the BA112 collection highlighted by two jewel-colored, multi-tonal models. Not only are the watches fashion-forward, but they are equipped with Baby-G’s trademark functionality – water and shock resistance, multi-city times, daily alarms and much more. Priced at $120, the watches are the perfect gift-able accessory for women of all ages – from the busy, multitasking mom to the trendsetting fashionista.

Locate a store near you and select your Baby-G


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