Archives for January 2014

January 25, 2014

Don’t Miss The Red Event in Boca Raton Florida

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If you’re in south Florida this February don’t miss “The Red Event” at Ress Plastic Surgery, ressplasticsurgery in Boca Raton. From February 10th to the 15th, Dr. Andrew Ress, named Boca’s best surgeon, will be offering huge discounts on Dysport and dermal fillers like Radiesse and Restylane as well as some medispa treatments like Venus Skin Tightening.

Those who schedule treatments that week will also be invited to stay for a bit after their treatments and enjoy cocktails and lite refreshments. There will also be a GWP of “Resscue”, collagen cream (an 80$ value) for anyone who schedules and appointment to receive both Dysport and dermal filler injections.

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January 25, 2014

Style Week Northeast 2014 Melted the Snow in Providence

 

From Sunday to Saturday, Style Week Northeast 2014 melted the snow in Providence with many sizzling designs from local, talented fashion artists. This week long fashion show is one of the most inspiring and exciting events of the city held at The Providence Biltmore, a landmark hotel.  Throughout the week, the runway located on the 17th. floor, glowing under two big beautiful chandeliers brought fashionable New Englanders together to sight the fall 2014 collection.  I had the opportunity to witness a glimpse of surrender from these designers as they released their work to the little state of Rhode Island.  Colorful fabrics, modern shapes, big bows, street wear energy, sheer patterns, sparkles, and even a children’s clothing line rocked each night of the week!  Before the models embark on the runway, people gathered to mingling, chat and take selfies.  As the room darken, people headed to their seats and then there was silent.  The attitude of the crowd was anxious and curious.  Music started to echo with excitement and creativity was in the air!  All attention was shifted to the runway to embrace the collections of the designers who have spent months in preparation for their show.  I deeply respect and admire the passion, hard work, and creativity that goes into constructing each collection piece.  Each and every designer was simply amazing but one artist made me gasp!  Nick Pini designer of Pini, a rising star, originally from Norfolk, Massachusetts!  I absorbed his style, creativity, and elegance of each piece that walked down that runway and it reminded me of why I love fashion so much!  His clothes showcased a common theme of lightness, grace, strength, and simplistic.  Nick Pini has always been fascinated with art and femininity.  He started out drawing at a very young age but was not interested in fashion until he attended college.  His inspiration for his latest collection was tropical storms and palm trees blowing in the wind and the rain.  Nick explained, “In the conceptualizing process, I was influenced by the 90’s, my former obsession with the spice girls and the digital age and throughout the development of the pieces.”   “I really kept my color palette simple.”  As I interviewed Nick, I retained his sense of self that seemed crucial to his color palette collection.  “I kept things simplistic, I think it is relaxing to look at something beautiful and not be overwhelmed.” One model pranced a black dress with gold embellishments, the front was the shape of a shift dress but the back was truly a gold frame unveiling the beauty of the women’s curved back. “I design for women who love authentically handmade and unique pieces,” said Nick.  A classic, tasteful design gave one model a peek-a-boo effect with flared, lace pants.  The modern top was a relaxed and easy look, draping layers of fabric along the back to one side.  A look that could be worn during the day and simply slips into the night.   It was a spectacular, wearable collection.  Every model wearing Pini’s design showcased a piece of artwork.  Samples can be purchased at Flaunt Boutique in Smithfield.  Of course, I needed to ask Nick, what was his plans for the future….  He thanked me for all my fun questions and said, “I plan to open my own Pini stores one day!”  As I look into the crystal ball…..  I see a steady stream of shoppers waiting in a long line wrapped around the block to get into Pini’s store and then I see myself, first in line!

Another glamorous year of style, creativity, and elegance via fashion with the collaboration of local businesses and designers. www.pini.co

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January 24, 2014

Allu Skin Care has Captured the Secret for Looking “Forever Young”

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There are many skin care products on the market that target our number one concern,  anti-aging. I am always on the lookout for this type of skincare especially unique skincare lines and the “Forever Young Collection”, from Allu Skin Care is my most recent find.

Dr. Samir Bute

Dr. Samir Bute

Allu Skin Care’s Forever Young Collection was formulated by Dr. Samir Bute. “Dr. Samir Bute unlocked the secret to the recipe’s power and made what’s now known as the world’s most powerful Egyptian skin therapy: Allu”. – See more at: http://www.alluskincare.com/unlock-the-secret/  It was Dr. Bute’s extensive research that led to his conclusion that bitter almond along with other essential botanicals are the secret to Allu’s success and its “secret to eternal beauty”.

As stated by Allu, “Scientists and doctors could see why ancient Egyptian doctors might have believed Allu to be a “potion of youth” – the mixture smoothes decades of lines from smiles and sun, rounds off wrinkles, and helps the skin draw moisture from the air, leaving it silky and soft to the touch.”

Forever Young Collection consists of four products containing very special botanical ingredients and when combined, helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles for a smoother, softer look. One of the key ingredients found in Allu is Neroli. Neroli was used by Cleopatra and she was thought to have the most beautiful skin. Neroli, as well as Bitter Almonds are key to rejuvenating aging and tired skin.

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Other important botanicals found in Allu are Beta-Arbutin for skin brightening, Green Tea for protecting against free radical skin damage, Grapeseed Extract protects collagen and elastin and White Lotus pulls moisture from the air to refreshed your skin. Allu Skin Care has an amazing video which spotlights their four exquisite products in the Forever Young Collection. They are Allu’s Facial Cleanser, Eye Serum, Ultimate Skin Therapy (anti-aging cream) and the Lip Plumper.

What I enjoyed about this video (see below) is that is explained each product, what is was, what it contained and how to use them. I never thought of applying the eye cream the way it was shown on the how-to video. I learned the proper way of applying Allu’s anti aging cream, and with a few Q-tips, this anti-aging cream was magical.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33akZepMg9M

Allu’s Facial Cleanser is perfect with it’s delightful mild citrus scent. I was left with a clean and fresh feeling, one that I loved. The Eye Serum can be applied both day and night and provides instant lifting and tightening in 60 seconds, Amazing! Allu’s Anti-Aging Cream is contained in a pyramid and you really get the sense you are using ancient egyptian skin care. Both Eye Serum and Anti-Aging Cream contain botanicals that help relax facial muscles over time giving you a smooth appearance. Allu’s Lip Plumper is a fabulous product and can be used under lipstick or alone. You can use it throughout the day and my lips have never been softer.

“An independent clinical testing facility performed a study to test Allu’s skin-healing powers. Dozens of female volunteers lined up to test Allu over a period of four weeks. The results were overwhelming, but expected. The percentage of women who noticed significant:”

Increased skin hydration and moisturization: 100%
Reduction of age spots/skin discoloration: 75%
Decrease in fine lines and wrinkles: 87%
Improved skin tone: 94%
Smoother skin texture 94%

As you can see from the results, Allu’s Forever Young Collection  covers every skincare concern and should be part of your skin care regime.  You can purchase Allu and learn more about the ancient Egyptian secrets at

http://www.alluskincare.com/

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January 23, 2014

Cozy’s Complete Guide To Girl’s Hair By Cozy Friedman

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with hugs, kisses and gorgeous, creative hairstyles from Cozy Friedman. This Valentine’s Day, give your special little girl a sweet – and stylish – treat. Cozy Friedman, author of Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls’ Hair, shows you how to create chic, one-of-a-kind looks that are the perfect touch for a look of love this Valentine’s Day. See below for two looks from the book!

Guide to Girl's Hair

Guide to Girl’s Hair

The Heart Braid

A true sweetheart of a look.

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Guide to Girl’s Hair

What You’ll Need: Wide-tooth comb, fine-tooth comb, decorative hair clip, ponytail holders

 

Step 1: Start with damp hair (either towel-dried or misted) that has been thoroughly conditioned. Try So Cozy Sweet Strawberry Conditioner ($11.95) on your little sweetheart’s hair. An ultra-gentle formula, it brings out the natural body and shine of her hair. So Cozy Sweet Strawberry Conditioner effectively eliminates frizzies, flyaways and tangles, so her hair is left smooth, silky and smelling, yes, so very sweet.

Step 2: Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle the hair. Then, use a fine-tooth comb to part the hair down the middle of the head. Clip one side up right above the ear.

Step 3: On the other side of the part, use the fine-tooth comb to gather a thin section of hair from the crown. This section should measure about two inches from the hairline to the top of the head.

Step 4: Divide this section into three, and begin a French braid at the crown, curving toward the temple, then toward the back of the head, like the top lobe of a heart. You will be lifting hair into the braid only from this side of the part. Leave no loose hair in front of the ears.

Step 5: When you reach the center part at the back of the head, secure the braid with a ponytail holder. If the hair is very long, end the braid about mid-ear – the ends will hang down the back.

Step 6: Unclip the hair on the other side of the part and repeat the process. Secure with a ponytail holder.

Step 7: Join the ends of the braids together in the back, fastening them with a decorative bow or ponytail holder to create the bottom point of the heart.

 

The French Braid Headband

A glam style that will have everyone saying, ooh là là, tres chic.

Guide to Girl's Hair

Guide to Girl’s Hair

What You’ll Need: Wide-tooth comb, fine-tooth comb, ponytail holders, jaw clip, decorative bobby pins

Step 1: Start with damp hair (towel-dried or misted), and use a wide-tooth comb to detangle the hair.
Step 2: Use a fine-tooth comb to draw a horizontal line across the crown from the top of one ear to the top of the other. From the line, comb the hair forward to the face. Pull the hair in back of the line into a ponytail holder or jaw clip so it stays out of the way.
Step 3: Choose which ear you want the braid to start from. Tilt the head so the ear you’ve chosen is facing up toward the ceiling. Begin making the braided headband using the hair in front of the part.
Step 4: Once you’ve reached the other ear, secure the braid with a ponytail holder. You can tuck it behind the ear and pin it in place with bobby pins. Remove the ponytail holder or jaw clip used in Step 2, and style as you like. Finish by adding sparkly or decorative hairpins through different parts of the braid.

PRICE: $15.95

WHERE TO FIND: Barnes & Noble stores and all online book-seller sites.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.socozy.com

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January 22, 2014

Red Cross “NEW” Pet First Aid App

IN TIME OF EMERGENCY WE ALL WANT TO BE WELL EQUIPPED AND WELL INFORMED SO WE CAN LOOK AFTER THE ONES WE LOVE.  OUR PETS ARE A SPECIAL AND A LOVED PART OF THE FAMILY, THEIR SAFETY SHOULD ALSO BE ON HIGH PRIORITY IN TIMES OF EMERGENCY.

THERE ARE APPS TO HELP YOU DURING TORNADOES AND HURRICANES  AND NOW THE RED CROSS HAS ONE FOR PETS TOO!!

THIS NEW “ PET FIRST AID APP ” BRINGS A “VIRTUAL VET ” TO HELP IN ANIMAL EMERGENCIES!

LAURA HOWE, OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS AND VETERINARIAN DR. DEBORAH MANDELL TALK TO US ABOUT THIS VITAL APP THAT IS HELPING SAVE BELOVED PETS IN TIMES OF EMERGENCY.

 

Red Cross Pet First Aid Interview

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO ON THE LINK BELOW:

http://kef-media.com/smt/rcpets/glamthing.html

Red Cross Pet First Aid App

 Purchase the app here: http://www.redcross.org/mobile-apps/pet-first-aid-app

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January 22, 2014

Dana’s Bakery has the Perfect Superbowl Treat

Kick off Superbowl Sunday the right way by enjoying Dana’s Bakery macarons while rooting for your favorite championship team. A unique spin on showing team pride, now you can show some love by having desserts to match your team’s colors. The delicious flavors – Broncos Chocolate Peanut Butter or Seahawks Sea Salt Caramel – might even make it difficult to pick a team to root for.

Dana's Bakery

Dana’s Bakery

Get your limited edition Superbowl macarons in time for Superbowl Sunday by ordering at www.danasbakery.com or 800.477.1816. Last day for delivery is January 28th.

 

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January 20, 2014

Boom Boom Shapes up Your Brows at Next Artists Beauty Lounge February 6th

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January, 2013 (New York, NY) – To kick off New York Fashion WeekNext Artists hosts an exclusive bi-annual Beauty Lounge.  This year, in celebration of the BIG BOLD BROW, they invited waxing maven Boom Boom, owner of Boom Boom Brow Bar, to whip those f/suckers into shape!  They rep Arizona Muse, so the brows have to be GORG! The event is February 6th at Dune Studios – a lux loft filled with the pros that make it all happen and industry elite getting pampered, love it!

Aside from top designers, creatives, editors, models and celebrities drinking champs and getting dolled up, the lovelies such as Anja Rubick, Arizona Muse and Marloes Horst, usually stop by to get primped for the week too.  Just remember, once those brows are set – DON’T TOUCH THEM!!  Get them shaped only once a month and don’t touch them in between – if more love is needed, try a growth serum like Boom Boom Brow Job – in 3-4 months brows will rock.  NYFW Brow Survival – with all the partying, running around, early mornings and drama, it’s tough to look rested.  Try these tips for faking it.

  1. Use a nude liner like Boom Boom Push-Up brow highlighting pencil (matte side) to line the lower lids of eyes to make them look bigger and brighter.
  1. Apply a shimmery nude color (the other side of Push-Up, sparkle) on the inner corners of eyes to animate.
  1. Use a highlighting pencil on the brow bone to enhance bone structure and boost eyes.

Malynda Vigliotti (aka Boom Boom) really is the flashiest waxer in NYC.  She’s obsessed with brows, (over 30,000 served at Boom Boom Brow Bar in NYC), and sees no reason why everyone shouldn’t have thick, gorgeous eyebrows in 2014! Website: www.boomboombrowbar.com; Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/boomboombrowbar and Twitter: http://twitter.com/boomboombrowbar.

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January 20, 2014

Zap Your Zits Right at Home With TANDA

For the past few months I have been breaking out with severe acne all over my face  and no matter how much makeup I put on you could still tell I had it. I tried all acne treatments but still was not satisfied with the results. The acne on my face does not clear up as easily as the acne I sprout on my chest and my back (disgusting I know but hey it happens). It felt like my acne was getting worse and in the end I felt like giving up. But I am not one to give up easily on something that I feel very strongly about and I knew for a fact there was something out there that would treat my acne without drying or irritating my skin.

I have found something that actually works and is like stepping into the dermatologists office without the cost.  The TANDA Clear Acne Light Therapy Treatment has cleared my acne in less than a week.  Yes that’s right Light Therapy, the same technology that is used in a dermatologists office, is now available in the comfort of your own home.  The whole set comes complete with the light itself, the pre-treatment gel, charging station, and for those with very sensitive eyes a pair of goggles that will help with the brightness of the light.

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The biggest question I had was “How does it work”?  Well, after some research I have found that the secret is in the LED light.  The clincal levels in the blue LED light is designed to kill acne-causing bacteria and will also help to prevent future breakouts.  Now before I had mentioned that it cured my acne in less than a week, I want everyone to know that just because that worked that way for me does not mean it will be the same for others.  Some may take longer, some not so long.  You really have to give the Tanda LED Light sometime to get into the pores and kill the bacteria that causes the acne.

If you are interested in trying the product or want to see some TANDA related products visit

www.tanda.com Your skin will that you 🙂

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January 20, 2014

Michelle Dockery’s Glamorous Lancome Look at the 2014 SAG Awards

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Inspired by a modern, “French” Bianca Jagger, makeup artist Jordan Long gave Michelle a bold, red lip for the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Keeping her skintone natural, Long created a flawless complexion using Lancôme’s New Visionnnaire [1 Minute Blur] Smoothing Skincare Instant Perfector. To make the bold red lip really pop, Long applied a liner to color the entire lip and then layered with an apple red lip color.

FACE:
  • New Lancôme Visionnaire [1 Minute Blur] Smoothing Skincare Instant Perfector
  • Lancôme Translucence Pressed Powder
EYES:
  • Lancôme Artliner 24H in Gold
  • New Lancôme Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Dancing Rose
LIPS:
  • Lancôme Le Crayon Lip Contour in Garnet
  • Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Lipcolor in Red Addiction
 
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January 19, 2014

Julia Roberts is Stunning in Lancome at the 2014 SAG Awards

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Inspired by a modern, “French” Bianca Jagger, makeup artist Jordan Long gave Michelle a bold, red lip for the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Keeping her skintone natural, Long created a flawless complexion using Lancôme’s New Visionnnaire [1 Minute Blur] Smoothing Skincare Instant Perfector. To make the bold red lip really pop, Long applied a liner to color the entire lip and then layered with an apple red lip color.

FACE:
  • New Lancôme Visionnaire [1 Minute Blur] Smoothing Skincare Instant Perfector
  • Lancôme Translucence Pressed Powder
EYES:
  • Lancôme Artliner 24H in Gold
  • New Lancôme Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Dancing Rose
LIPS:
  • Lancôme Le Crayon Lip Contour in Garnet
  • Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Lipcolor in Red Addiction

NAIL NOTE: Manicurist Lisa Jachno applied Lancôme Vernis in Love in Flacon Blanc on her nails and toes.

 
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