Archives for May 2014

May 31, 2014

Whip Your Feet into Summer Ready Shape!

Skyy Hadley

Skyy Hadley

With the weather warming up, it’s time to whip our feet into summer-ready shape! Skyy Hadley has the perfect at-home recipe to give your feet a relaxing experience while soothing and exfoliating the skin for super soft results!

Skyy Hadley

Skyy Hadley

Skyy Hadley’s Recipe for a Light Cucumber Shell Mask

o   Start with 2 whole cucumbers (one per foot), 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of olive oil; mix in a blender until pureed.

o   Pour the mixture into a bowl and heat it up to warm temperature.

o   Place half of the mixture in a large Ziploc baggie and half in a second baggie.

o   Slide feet right into each baggie, rubbing cucumber mask until each foot is fully soaked.

o   Leave on for 5-10 minutes then rinse with warm water.

o   The cucumber is extra refreshing and reviving for tired toes, the lemon helps exfoliate and the olive oil deeply moisturizes for super softness.

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May 29, 2014

True Beauty

We all know that there are all kinds of beauty. Some are blessed with physical beauty, others with a beautiful mind, and still others with a beautiful spirit. Author, educator, actress, producer and poet Maya Angelou possessed all of these. She lived a long and full life, yet many of us who admire her and her work are saddened at her passing yesterday at the age of 86.

I especially love her poetry. Her rich and powerful words resonate with so many of us, regardless of any perceived cultural, religious or economic differences. Phenomenal Woman, one of her most well-known works, is one of my favorites because in it she reminds us that all women are beautiful:

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

~Maya Angelou

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May 29, 2014

Le Feu de L’eau Natural Soy based Candles are a must this Summer!

Le Feu de L’eau

Le Feu de L’eau

INTRODUCING LE FEU DE L’EAU BOUTIQUE LUXURY CANDLE COLLECTION

 

Le Feu De L’eau Boutique Luxury candles are a  fine-art inspired collection of colorful, organic, sculptural candles, featuring bespoke water textured patterns and chic, natural scents. Le Feu de L’Eau, or “The Fire of the Water,” was founded by Los Angeles based creators Jo Strettell, a veteran fashion and celebrity makeup artist, and Wendy Polish, a fine art trained designer. These creative industry insiders, and longtime friends, joined forces to create a line of one-of-a-kind candles that allow anyone to bring a beautiful and functional custom work of art into their home.

Each natural soy based candle is individually hand sculpted under water—so no two are ever alike—using an original high temperature technique. This pioneering process, first invented in the late 1960s by Polish’s father and refined over the years by father and daughter, creates distinctive striations of vibrant color, unique sculptural shapes, and sophisticated organic designs. Featuring Polish’s hand mixed colors and Strettell’s custom blended fragrances, these luxury votives burn for up to 80 hours to bring premium, nature inspired ambiance to any room.

Unlike traditional candles, every Le Feu de L’Eau offering is named for its unique hue, rather than its scent. This signature convention celebrates color above all and frees users to discover and explore each fragrance without preconception. Available in 10 stunning colors and scents, find “the fire” that inspires you.

View the entire collecton at  http://lefeudeleau.com/#2

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May 28, 2014

DONT MISS Nordstrom’s Last Beauty Trend Event of the Season this Weekend! !

Last Beauty Trend Event of the Season!  DON'T MISS OUT!

Last Beauty Trend Event of the Season!
DON’T MISS OUT!

This weekend – May 30th and 31st – swing by your local Nordstrom for
their Beauty Trend Event! Join Nordstrom Beauty for one-on-one time with their savvy beauty experts and industry insiders. They will share the latest beauty tips and tricks while you’re pampered with a free makeup or skincare consultation. Afterwards, get access to FREE deluxe samples and exclusive gifts with purchase (while supply lasts). Admission is free — so don’t miss it!

To RSVP or for special accommodations, simply call or stop by your favorite cosmetics counter, located within Nordstrom.

Join The Fun This Weekend At:

Nordstrom Northshore

210 Andover Street
Peabody, MA 01960
978.278.7400

Nordstrom Providence Place
6 Providence Place
Providence, RI 02903
401.621.3111

Nordstrom San Francisco
865 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415.243.8500

About the Trends:
Pretty Striking: http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/beauty-trending-now-pretty-striking
Midnight Bronze: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/midnight-bronze/3712411

Follow Nordstrom Beauty:
Twitter: @NordstromBeauty
Facebook: http//www.facebook.com/nordstrom
Instagram: @Nordstrom
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/nordstrom
Blog: http://blogs.nordstrom.com/beauty

Last Beauty Trend Event of the Season!  DON'T MISS OUT!

Last Beauty Trend Event of the Season!
DON’T MISS OUT!

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

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May 28, 2014

Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage

May is National Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.

From a beauty perspective, constant and unprotected sun exposure causes skin damage, aging, pigmentation, wrinkles, sagging, and leathering.  Most of us know the general protective procedures to help prevent skin melanomas.

These procedures would include:

  • Not to burn.
  • Avoid tanning and UV tanning booths.
    • To cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
    • Use a high quality broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15                    or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
    • Apply of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.
    • Keep newborns out of the sun. Sunscreens should be used on babies over the age of six months.
  • Examine your skin head-to-toe every month.
    • See your physician every year for a professional skin exam.

Did you know healthy foods and supplements to also help with the fight against skin cancer?  I had the pleasure of speaking with expert Dr. Mitch Gaynor.  In the interview Dr Gaynor provides us with unconventional information on how to prevent malignant melanoma.

Dr. Gaynor

Dr. Gaynor

Here are some of Dr Gaynor’s tips on fighting Melanoma.

  • Drinking 3 cups of green or black tea every day leads to a decrease in skin cancer.
  • Eating more leafy green vegetables; kale, tomatoes, carrots
    • Take a baby aspirin every day; cuts down inflammation.
  • Turmeric, gives curry it’s yellow color, inhibits melanoma
    • Blueberries (pterostilbene) & black raspberries are inhibitory against melanoma
  • Magnolia Extract contains Manganol and Honokiol, which inhibit the formation and spread of melanoma.

About:

Dr. Mitchell has appeared on Dr. Oz and Martha Stewart Living. He is an assistant attending physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and clinical assistant professor of medicine at Weill Medical College. He is also founder and president of Gaynor Integrative Oncology, where he practices an integrative team approach to oncology using the best of allopathic and eastern medicine to develop the best treatment plan for each patient.

For more information please visit please listen to the audio interview:

For more information on Dr Mitch Gaynor please visit:

Websites: http://www.gaynoroncology.com/ and http://www.gaynorwellness.com/

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May 27, 2014

Pure and Clean Skincare from LaBelle

LaBelle DAy Spa & Salon

If you have oily and acne prone skin, you won’t want to miss learning about LaBelle’s Purifying Mask and LaBelle’s Instant Blemish Resolve.

Bella Schneider, creator of LaBelle, is known internationally as a product formulator and Crystal Award  Winner as well as starting her first LaBelle Day Spa & Salon in 1976.  Bella is currently  launching her new retail line of leading-edge skincare products.

Labelle’s Purifying Mask is one of them and it is a mask like no other. This is the  perfect remedy for acne and oily prone skin which several members of my family have. Labelle’s purifying Mask can be used several different ways, with fantastic results. The Purifying Mask is like a moisturizer. It is soft and non drying and applied like a moisturizer after cleansing your face in the morning and/or at bedtime. Purifying Mask absorbs excess oil on your skin helping to reduce breakouts. The Beard lichen powder that it contains is a natural alternative to antibiotics and purifies skin. After using Lebelle’s Purifying Mask you will immediately notice dry, soft skin and when used under make-up, which I do, your skin will feel dry all day.

Instant Blemish Resolve with Salicylic Acid

One of my daughters recently requested that I find a facial product which contains Salicylic Acid. Salicylic Acid is used in many acne products to help clear and prevent pimples in acne sufferers.  LaBelle’s Instant Blemish Resolve with Salicylic Acid  was perfect for her. She applies the liquid every night before bed and notices that her breakouts dry up overnight and is really pleased with the results she is getting. According to Labelle, “Instant Blemish Resolve with Salicylic Acid “is the key to a quick cure. Our antibacterial blend is highly potent, yet gentle enough to dab on blemishes morning and night. Treats existing spots and prevents new ones”.

Visit labelledayspas.com and view ther complete skincare line.

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May 26, 2014

May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

HSN asked It’s A Glam Thing to share our summer skin care routine since May is skin cancer awareness month.  I have composed a video sharing my skin care rituals for my incredibly oily skin.  In the summer my skin tends to be more oily and breaks out even more.

See what I do here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFtJcf4zKFQ

Be sure to check out http://www.hsn.com/shop/skin-care/bs0011 for more info on skin care and other beauty needs!

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May 21, 2014

Experience Arbonne With Me

Non-toxic, Vegan, Gluten Free, Botanical Based Sunscreen for all your family this summer!

Arbonne International is a health and wellness company which has formulated many skin care lines. It was originally developed by Petter Morck who intended to provide skin care products unparalleled in quality and effectiveness. Petter, together with a group of leading bio-chemists, biologists and herbalists, fulfilled his vision and founded Arbonne in 1975 in Switzerland and then launched in the United Stated in 1982.  The company continues to foster relationships with top MD’s and recently the Integrative medicine division of the Mayo Clinic. Arbonne formulas are based on botanical skin care principles and are formulated without animal products/by-products, parabens, gluten, formaldehyde donating preservatives, PABA or petrolatum based ingredients such as phthalates, mineral oil, petrolatum, benzene, toluene.

Arbonne 30+ sunscreen is unique because it contains plant botanicals that create a nurturing, jam-packed with antioxidants sunscreen. Not only do these antioxidants and anti aging ingredients help your skin remain youthful, these botanicals help offset the sun’s oxidating properties. Unlike many of its competitors, this sunscreen just melts into your skin and does not give even a glimmer of a grayish white film to the skin.   Arbonne uses a combination of Natural and chemical sunscreens.  Zinc is primarily the natural sunscreen ingredient because it works as a physical barrier on the skin. Chemical sunscreens, Oxybenzone and Avobenzone have also been added to enhance sun protection and are needed to give a sunscreen both UVA/UVB protection. All companies must follow this FDA Mandate. After many tests and research Oxybenzone and Avobenzone have been found to be the only true UVA blocker against Melanoma.

Arbonne Sunscreen

Arbonne Sunscreen

Arbonne also offers a 30+ sunscreen in their ABC baby line.  This is not only great for kids, but also for adults who tend to burn more easily.  Babies, men and women with even the most sensitive skin have been able apply this product without any reaction to the skin.  The sunscreen glides on effortless and does not create a white paste on the skin.

Arbonne Baby Sunscreen

Arbonne Baby Sunscreen

Lip Saver offers high 30+ sunscreen protection for your lips. It also includes anti aging ingredients to help moisturize your lips. Unlike many protective lip care chap sticks on the market, Arbonne does not use petroleum or mineral oil.  These oils only dry out your lips and are highly toxic.  It is like eating gasoline!

Arbonne Lip Saver

Arbonne Lip Saver

For more information about these fabulous products please visit: http://melindalombardi.myarbonne.com

For ordering assistance please email and information about 20% preferred client discount please email: melinda@myarbonne.com

 

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May 21, 2014

Freshen up with a Fresh Tip

Fresh Tips

Fresh Tips

 

Did you ever have one of those days when you want the world to see how happy you are and your breath prevents you from doing so? I know, we’ve all had those days. I assure you, all you need is a Fresh Tip, that’s it,  just a simple Fresh Tip will have you feeling fresh and confident and ready to face the world “up close”.

What is a Fresh Tip? They are disposable mouth fresheners that brush your teeth, tongue and gums and freshen your breath while on the go. They are sugar free and come in 2 fabulous flavors, peppermint and bubblegum.

I have been carrying my Fresh Tips in my handbag and they really have come in handy. Tooth brushes are not practical to carry around during the day and a Fresh Tip will help keep your breath fresh and your teeth clean at any time. Fresh Tips are especially helpful after meals when on the go. They even have a toothpick-like curve on one end for your convenience and absolutely NO water is needed!

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Dr. Deborah Luis, founder of Fresh-Tips is a dentist and mom concerned about oral health. Dr. Luis, along with her husband Rene Luis, launched Fresh-Tips as a “fun and effective way to cure bad breath on-the-go

Dr. Luis recently told “It’s a Glam Thing”, “In addition to being a dentist myself I come from a family of dental professionals and I designed Fresh-Tips to be effective and not abrasive on teeth,tongue and gums. Fresh-Tips is made with xylitol, which we dentists love, because it helps reduce plaque in the mouth and helps fight cavities.”

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Fresh Tips are easy to use, simply place one in your mouth and suck on the white mint like you would a lollipop. You can spin it, swirl it and toss it around in your mouth. They are fun and effective!

Fresh-Tips are designed to be non abrasive on your teeth, tongue and gums.  They are also made with xylitol, which dentists love, because Xylitol helps reduce plaque in the mouth and helps fight cavities.

Order your Fresh Tips today and don’t leave home without some. http://www.freshtips.com/

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May 19, 2014

Brush Your Way To Healthy Skin

There are many sunscreens and sunblocks on the market today with SPF ranging from 2 to 100. There are also a variety of applications one can use when choosing a sunscreen and sunblock.  There are lotions, sprays, mousses, foams, roll-ons and sticks but did you ever try a brush-on sunscreen?  Well, you can now with Brush On Block Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30. That’s right, sunscreen in the form of a brush on, very clever.  When you try it, you will understand exactly what I mean.

Brush On Block Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 was created by Susan Posnick, Mary Kay’s personal makeup artist, as well as a beauty professional and skincare expert. Having been diagnosed with skin cancer herself in the 1990’s, Susan Posnick researched and developed Brush On Block. Brush On Block Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 is designed for the entire family and is very easy to use. It provides instant coverage and is non-irritating to the skin. Because the mineral powder is not absorbed into the skin, it will not clog your pores, so it is ideal to use on your face, especially if you have acne prone skin so teens and young adults will love it.

With a twist of the container, the brush pops up and you can brush the mineral powder onto your skin. When you are finished, and with another simple twist, the brush slides back into place. Brush On Block Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 will fit conveniently in your book bag, sports pack, pocket, even a bike pack. It is so convenient to carry and is extremely clean to use.  Say good bye to messy applications, or greasy residue. With  just a quick “brush on” of this natural mineral powder and you will have the full protection from the sun you are looking for.  You can re-apply as often as you like.

Brush On Block Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 contains the active ingredient titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. It is also important to note that Brush On Block Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 is sweat and water resistant and comes in a Patent-pending, self dispensing, refillable brush.

You can find Brush On Block Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30  along with refills at www.brushonblock.com and at hsn.com and brush your way to healthy skin.

 

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