Archives for February 2014

February 28, 2014

SENSAI is the way to your Sun Kissed Glow



With summer only a few months away, it’s hard not to day dream of tanned skin, bikini bods and beach hair. No need to wait to get this look,  Sensai is the way to your “Sun-Kissed” glow. Sensai Self Taning for Body is a creamy, self-tanning gel for your body. It glides easily offering hydration while your achieve silky bronze skin. You only need to apply the gel 2 to 3 times a week to maintain your perfect color. Would you want to harm your skin for a tan, of course not. Turn to Sensai for a safe, fun and fabulous golden glow.

Sensai Self Tanning for Body is available at and
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February 28, 2014

Sprout/Gui​liana Rancic/Osc​ar the Grouch

E! News’ Giuliana Rancic celebrates the upcoming Academy Awards with Sprout, the 24-hour preschool network, and Oscar the Grouch, who will host this weekend’s “The Sunny Side Up Show” as part of Sprout’s special “Oscar” Weekend.

Oscar will kick things off at the Sunshine Barn this Friday, February 28th, and will be joined by Giuliana throughout the weekend to talk “all things fashion…or not!” In addition to its original and gold standard series, Sprout will also air the Academy Award-nominated Room on the Broom and Gruffalo’s Child, as part of its special “Oscar” Weekend programming.


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February 27, 2014

Stop Sweating and Start Swiping


Ever walk out of the house and wonder “did I put deodorant on”.  I know I have and with working with the public, smelling good is a must.  I used to carry my deodorant with me as a just in case factor but lugging it around took up quite a bit of room.

When I started using Swipe Travel Deodorant, I didn’t have to worry anymore.  Swipe is a single-use deodorant wipe that come individually wrapped and are eco-friendly.  Made with Tea Tree extract, Swipe provides all day protection from perspiration and is strong enough to last even the hottest of days.

Next time you ever leave your house with worry, “don’t sweat it, Swipe it”.  Check them out on

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February 27, 2014

Mascara You Can Leave Home Without…Sensai 38℃


Everyone has a beauty item that they can not leave home without. Mine is lipstick, I have tubes of it everywhere. Yours might be a favorite fragrance, a piece of jewelry or a favorite accessory. Whatever your favorite beauty item is, I can assure you, with Sensai Mascara, you CAN leave home without it. My daughter’s wear Mascara regularly and Jenna’s lashes are looking better than ever with Sensai 38 ℃ Mascara, one of several beauty products from the Kanebo Sensai Collection.

Jenna told me that one of the features she ikes about Sensai 38 ℃ is its staying power. “I apply it once and it stays on throughout the day, I never have to reapply it”.  She also says that ” It spreads really well and with only one dip in, I can get the mascara on all my lashes.  I can wear it all day without it running or smudging. Also, with the brush bristles being small, I feel like I have more control while appling it and there is absolutely NO flaking”. 

As stated by Sensai, the “Kanebo Sensai Collection is based on the precious qualities of Japan’s Koishimaru silk combined with the most advanced skincare technologies”. You might be wondering what Sensai 38℃
means, 38 degrees Celcius which is the temperature of water needed to wash the mascara off your lashes. This sensational mascara is formulated to resist gusty winds, tears and humidity, what spectacular features. This formula also makes Sensai 38℃ smudge-resistant and the fibers contained in the mascara separates, strengthens, conditions and lengthens your lashes.  Sensai 38℃ is offered in two shades, it will be a tough decision as both colors are fabulous.

“The Kanebo Sensai Collection is based on the precious qualities of Japan’s Koishimaru silk combined with the most advanced skincare technologies”
. The Kanebo Sensai Collection has an exquisite line of cosmetics including skincare, body care and hair care options. Sensai Cosmetics can be found at


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February 26, 2014

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

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February 25, 2014

Your skin will thank you for using Lavanila – The Healthy Body Butter!

Lavanila Body Butter

Lavanila Body Butter

During the winter months, I find my skin dry, rough and scaly, begging for care!  I need to bring my skin back to life especially since Spring is around the corner and I will be shedding my winter clothes and showing more skin.  I started my mission to find a moisturizer product free of harsh chemicals, won’t clog my pores, provide relief to my cracked and itchy skin and healthy, of course!  Yes, I do ask for a lot — it is my body and I want to take care of it!!!  I love the company Lavanila so I did some research on their Healthy Body Butter.  I was convinced after the first application!  I applied the Lavanila – The Healthy Body Butter on my body right after stepping out of shower which allows the moisturizer to trap some water still on your body.  This product means the difference between dull skin and smooth, supple skin!  It is super rich but goes on light and creamy, not heavy.  It does not clog my pores.

The Lavanila – The Healthy Body Butter is a feast for the skin.  It melts straight into the skin, fast absorbing, leaving the skin feeling soft, smooth and nourish.  After using Lavanila – The Healthy Body Butter daily, I found it actually helped improve my skin tone and texture.  The quality and appearance of my skin was richer and healthier.  It is a long lasting hydration, moisturizing butter which deeply moistens the skin with pure Shea & Cocoa Butters blended with powerful antioxidants and essential oils.  Lavanila – The Healthy Body Butter also conditions skin with super anti-oxidants GojiBerry & Kakadu Plum, minerals, and vitamins to keep skin healthy and youthful.  All Natural Ingredients!  No Petrochemicals, Phthalates, Propylene glycol, Mineral oils, Silicone, Synthetic dyes, Sulfates, or Parabens!  I tried the Pure Vanilla scent which was a comfortable, calming, soft scent that lingers in the air without being overpowering or strong. I, also, love the convenient flip-top tube the product is packaged in.  I can throw it in my bag without worrying that it will break or leak.  I definitely will be repurchasing Lavanila – The Healthy Body Butter as soon as I run low.  Your skin is your body’s largest organ, so treat it the healthy way with Lavanila – The Healthy Body Butter!

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February 24, 2014

Stress-free Shopping and Fabulous Pricing at CVS


As many of you know, CVS/pharmacy is not just your neighborhood pharmacy, CVS offers so much more. Recently, my husband needed a decongestant and it was off to CVS of course, where else would we go. While he was shopping the cold and flu aisle, I was filling my shopping cart with an assortment of items ranging from beauty care to greeting cards and I took just a peek at the never ending assortment of snack and goodies that my daughters can’t resist.


I was well aware that CVS/pharmacy carries their own brand of health and beauty aids, I just didn’t realized how many there were. Having four children, I know from experience that CVS/pharmacy brand medicines are much less expensive than name brands. I always found the quality to be the same and sometimes the the quantity was more. I also wondered how CVS/pharmacy brand held up to name brands that we all know and love.

I put my daughters to the test because, like many of us, they are always looking for quality along with reasonable pricing. It was the beauty and shampoo aisle that they headed for first. They chose products like shampoo and conditioner with Argan oil, dry shampoo, make-up removers, nail polish removers and moisturizers. They also found  a facial scrub that they liked and that went into the carriage along with our other products. My hushand even found a sale on diet soda and he was pleased.



My girls found some of their favorite “must-have” products in CVS/pharmacy brands like CVS Deep Moisturizing Body Wash which is Paraben free, Make-up Remover-Cleansing Cloth Towelettes and SPF 30 Sunscreen, also oil free and won’t clog pores. Other favorites were nail care like CVS Nail Polish Remover, a Nail Polish Corrector Pen and a Cuticle Pen with Almond Oil. The girls enjoy using the products we bought very much.

One of my daughters also made a good point. She said when she runs out of her favorite name brand product and can’t get another one for whatever reason, CVS/pharmacy usually always has a comparable products which works out great for her so everyone wins. Many of CVS/pharmacy brands are 20-30% less than the national brand so why pay more. Visit your local CVS/pharmacy and see for yourself.

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February 24, 2014

In New York ? RSVP now to attend Butterfly Studio Salon’s “Day of Styling & Story Time”

What a fun & special event to enjoy with your little girl or boy at the
Don’t miss out on this fun and memorable event!

Sunday, March 2nd-11AM – 1:30PM

Butterfly Studio Salon :

149 5th Avenue (between 21st & 22nd Street) – New York City – Located on the 2nd Floor

• Author and Illustrator SUJEAN RIM will read & sign copies of BIRDIE’s BIG-GIRL HAIR

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

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February 24, 2014

Moisturize and Save with Vaseline


Moisturize and save in seconds with the following deal from Vaseline. Get up to $4.00 off Vaseline® Spray & Go Moisturizer or Vaseline® Men Spray Lotion.

You can get a $2.00 off coupon immediately and then #SprayItForward by sharing the offer with friends and when one friend signs up, you’ll receive an additional $2.00 off (inclusive of the following products: Vaseline® Spray & Go Moisturizer, Vaseline® Men Spray Lotion or St. Ives® Fresh Hydration Lotion).

Visit the direct link below to claim the above offer (valid from 2/10-3/9):


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February 24, 2014

Tips from Sam Villa on the Fastest Way to Straighten Hair

February, 2014 (New York, NY) – Anyone who straightens their hair knows it takes both time and skill, and they wish they had more of both. Sam Villa, founding partner of the Sam Villa® brand and education artistic director for Redken 5th Avenueadvises, “slow down to speed up,” meaning slow down the pass with the flat iron so heat and compression can straighten hair faster.

Sam Villa

Sam Villa

Fastest Way to Straighten Hair

·       Clean hair straightens better, so start out with either shampooed hair the day of or night before…or use a dry shampoo. Actually, the dirtier hair is, the more it will smell when compressed with an iron.  If hair has excess oil, that is fine, oil adds slip and helps protect hair.

·       Always work with a heat protectant product, because heat causes damage, products are not an option, they are a necessity to protect hair, reduce frizz and add slip – especially on medium to coarse hair textures.  Apply Redken Align 12 protective straightening lotion to each section before compressing.

·       Wrap dry (brush in X pattern with blow dryer directing heat on top of the brush) hair with the Sam Villa Pro Results Ionic Dryer and Sam Villa Paddle Brush, stretching hair to reduce curl pattern and help smooth (if hair is already dry, skip this step).

·       Section hair in half above the ear, so the crown/top layers are pinned up and the rest is left down.  Very quickly, randomly compress sections in the bottom half with a Sam Villa Sleekr straightening iron – you don’t need to be precise, because no one sees this hair.

·       Take down a section from the top half (all the hair that everyone does see) and pass the iron slowly (remember: slow down to speed up). Hair texture will come into play – coarser textures will take more pressure and a slower pass.

·       Continue taking down sections until the entire top half is straightened.

·       Finish with Redken Control Addict 28 strong hold anti-humidity hair spray, or for compromised hair, apply Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine.

Super Fast (For those with straight hair from scalp to mid length and texture from mid length to ends)

Using a center part, isolate the hair that needs to be straightened by putting both sides into loose ponytails and compressing with a Sam Villa Sleekr straightening iron.  Just keep the elastic loose to prevent creating a mark and don’t touch the elastic with the iron or it could melt or create a line.

Other tips and techniques can be found on

Sam Villa is founding partner of the Sam Villa® brand, Education Artistic Director for Redken 5th Avenue and Stylist Choice Award Winner for Favorite Platform Artist and Educator (2012, 2011 and 2007).  He is the pro that teaches the pros how to do hair.  Check out his new consumer website ( for hot tips, tricks and techniques for achieving professional results at home, including professional recommendations for the tools needed to recreate the looks – Sam Villa Signature Series brushes, combs, thermal tools and blow dryers. Facebook: SamVillaBrand; Youtube: SamVillaHair; Twitter: @samvilla; Pinterest: SamVillaHair; Instagram: @SamVillaHair + #SamVillaHowTo. Contact: Glow Communications

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