Archives for May 2014

May 19, 2014

Garage Party Hosted by Harley Davidson

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Garage Party Harley Davidson

Harley Davidson have created the Garage Party™ events are designed with women in mind and offer a fun, no-pressure introduction for non-riders who have little or no prior knowledge of motorcycles. Attendees will learn the basics, including motorcycle controls, bike fitment and what gear and apparel they need to get started and feel comfortable and confident on two wheels. Participating dealers also offer the JUMPSTART™ demo, a stationary test ride experience where women can swing a leg over a real Harley-Davidson® motorcycle, start its engine and learn how to shift through the gears. No riding experience necessary.

Garage Party By Harley Davidson

Garage Party By Harley Davidson

On Wednesday I was invited to participate in a Garage Party event and all I can say is that I spent the whole day gleaming!  It was an exhilarating experience. Personally, I have never considered buying a Harley Davidson.  I can say however, that after this experience I could easily envision a future with my own Harley Davidson parked in the garage. The Garage Party will take place in dealerships throughout the USA and each one will reflect the individual dealerships personality and style. Get ready ladies, this experience it is must!

Garage Party Harley Davidson

Garage Party Harley Davidson

Harley-Davidson is the top-selling motorcycle brand among women in the U.S. Perhaps because more women are realizing the benefits of riding can extend to their daily lives, off the road.  According to a study conducted by Kelton and commissioned by Harley-Davidson, women who ride a Harley Davidson tend to be happier, confident, less stressed and sexier.  As explained by Claudia Garber; director of market outreach for Harley-Davidson,” What Harley Davidson thinks is really sexy is the strong, confident and happy woman. That is when sexy just starts to shine through!”

More Ways Life is Better on Two Wheels

According to the Harley-Davidson Women Riders Survey, the benefits of riding continue:

  • In work: More riders than non-riders (40% vs. 18%) feel extremely satisfied with their careers.

  • In the mirror: More than twice as many riders as non-riders (32% vs. 15%) agree that they feel beautiful daily.

  • In relationships: Women who ride are more content with communication with their significant other (60 percent of riders vs. 38 percent of non-riders) and physical intimacy (51 percent of riders vs. 35 percent of non-riders).

  • In spirit: More riders than non-riders (75% vs. 64%) usually feel content instead of worried, and almost a quarter (23%) of riders report that they rarely or never feel anxious.

For more information please visit www.h-d.com/women to find a Riding Academy class or Garage Party™ event in your area.

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May 19, 2014

Join in on the Fun! Take Part in Best Selling Author Brenda Novak’s Online Auction for the Cure of Diabetes !

Online Auction to benefit Diabetes Research: BrendaNovakForTheCure.org
This is such an exciting time of the year as the month of May presents one of the most amazing annual online auctions where you can bid on an unbelievable variety of items and participate in an event that benefits research for the cure for Diabetes!brenda_thad
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INTRODUCTION
“In leading our organization, Brenda has one simple motivating mission. . . to help fund a cure
for diabetes.

Brenda is an active mother of five whose youngest son, Thad, was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes at the age of five. There began her personal crusade to fight a disease that affects millions. The 2011 statistics on diabetes are alarming — and clearly establish a challenge Brenda is trying to meet: improve lives by helping to raise money to battle this devastating disease. Data released by the ADA January 26, 2011 reveals there are 25.8 million children and adults in the United States — thus 8.3% of the population have diabetes. Another 79 million people have prediabetes. In 2010, 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed.

The major recipient of our research support is the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI). We selected this institute as our primary award recipient because DRI is leading the world in cure-based research.

As a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Brenda has been able to count on her fans and her peers to support her annual online auctions, which runs May 1 – May 31st, helping her raise over $2 million so far!”
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As Beauty and Life Style Editor for It’s A Glam Thing, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and interview Brenda Novak. I’m not only a fan of Brenda’s, but a friend who shares the passion to find a cure for Diabetes.

I’m so proud to be a part of this wonderful event, once again, and delighted to donate an interview with the highest bidder to be published on It’s A Glam Thing, Pretty City, and Examiner , and promoted on Facebook and Twitter.

Visit : http://brendanovak.auctionanything.com
There you’ll be able to register to see all of the unique items and services up for bid, and place your bids, as well!
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The Auction for the cure of Diabetes runs from May 1st thru May 31st!

(Quoted and Paraphrased article was obtained from a provided PR-Fact sheet. Commentary regarding my auction donation was my own description of the service I will be providing the winning bidder.)

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May 18, 2014

Skin Cancer Awareness Giveaway from Jan Marini Research on Facebook!

Jan Marini Skin Research is having a Skin Cancer Awareness Giveaway on Facebook on May 22nd!

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Did you know 1 in 5 Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime? Sunscreen is an important tool in the fight against skin cancers. Take the first steps towards taking care of your skin and preventing future damage with the antioxidant-rich broad-spectrum Marini Physical Protectant SPF45 and correct signs of past skin damage and aging with the C-ESTA Face Serum.

Enter for the chance to win a C-ESTA Face Serum & Marini Physical Protectant SPF45 ($135 value) by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/JanMariniSkinResearch/app_694907843879884.

Be sure to “LIKE” Jan Marini Skin Research on Facebook for contest updates! Ten winners will be randomly selected on May 22nd.

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

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May 18, 2014

Safety Meets Fashion With Snap2Live

I love to write about products or accessories that are on a mission.  In this case this accessories mission is to encourage everyone to help save a life simply by putting on your seat belt.  Snap2Live is a belt that looks and feels like a real seat belt. Only difference between this belt and the one in your car? The Snap2Live belt comes in a variety of colors to match every outfit in your wardrobe.

Snap2Live has not only become a life saving organization, it has also become one of the latest fashion trends to hit the market.  I can remember when I was in high school there were a few “cliques” that were very eccentric and wore your not so typical fashion trends.  Believe it or not I saw many of them wearing a seat belt as a belt. First I was thinking “what did they cut their seat belt out of their car and personalize it?” But that’s when I learned that the seat belt belt was a very “in” fashion trend.

Me Modeling Snap2Live Belt

Me Modeling Snap2Live Belt

Now at 23 years old my fashion sense has changed alot and the seat belt belt has become one of my favorite accessories. Snap2Live is not only extremely fashionable but just knowing that I am wearing something that has so much meaning behind it is the part I love best.  We can all use this awesome belt as a friendly word of caution to anyone who notices it.  Not only does the  belt attract attention even the package it comes in is another friendly reminder.  On the box there are your friendly reminders such as “Don’t text and drive”, and “Don’t drink and drive” and more.

I think this cause is an awesome fashion statement to make.  Being that car crashes are the number one cause of children in the U.S. we really need to take a stand and put an end to this right now.  So join the pledge at

www.snap2live.com get your very own belt and help to save 5 million lives by the year 2020. 

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May 18, 2014

Beauty expert and celebrity manicurist Skyy Hadley’s perfect “at-home” recipe for summer ready feet !

Summer is right around the corner, the weather is warming up, and all those wonderful sandals are waiting in your closet to be worn! I don’t know about you, but I panic when I take a look at my feet! Glam Gals….It’s time to whip our “winter feet”, into summer ready shape!

Thank goodness beauty expert and celebrity manicurist and pedicurist 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’s Recipe for a Light Cucumber Shell Mask:
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• 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.
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• Pour the mixture into a bowl and heat it up to warm. Place half of the mixture into a large Ziploc baggie, and half in a second baggie.
• Slide feet right into each baggie, rubbing cucumber mask until each foot is fully soaked.
• Leave on for 5-10 minutes then rinse with warm water.
• The cucumber is extra refreshing and reviving for tired toes, the lemon helps exfoliate and the olive oil deeply moisturizes for super softness.

Mission accomplished! Thanks Skyy, for this great revitalizer for our feet !!

Now all “you” need to do is polish your toes with your favorite summer polish, confidently slip into your comfy summer sandals, and “summer here we come”!
image004my fave combination. What’s yours? Be creative, enjoy and really express yourself! It’s the perfect way to show off your beautiful soft, smooth feet and accent whatever sandals you choose to wear!

Finally…Get ready for the compliments, and let the summer begin!

For more information about Beauty Expert and celebrity manicurist Skyy Hadley go to:
http://www.asuwishnailspa.com

(Quoted and Paraphrased information in this article was obtained from a provided PR-Fact sheet. Any personal commentary was my own opinion regarding suggestions for polishing techniques. Special thanks to Skyy Hadley for sharing her terrific “at home recipe for getting our feet soft and smooth” for summer…..or anytime! ,Skyy Hadley – http://www.asuwishnailspa.com)

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May 17, 2014

Keepsakes for those who have lost a loved one from Three-Fourths of an Ounce

Where many other cultures have traditions regarding death, it seems that in our society it’s often difficult to express one’s self and come up with the right things to say to the person who is grieving the loss of a loved one. Even more of a challenge that can be downright overwhelming is when you are the person who has suffered the loss and are emotionally overcome.

Speaking from my own experience when my mom who I cared for passed away, there was such a void! Even after all of the well meaning and appreciated sentiments that were expressed to me…the emptiness remained!

Lauri London Freedmann, a New York-based entrepreneur and creator of Three-Fourths of an Ounce, simply stated the intent of her wonderful new company by saying , “I sincerely hope that Three-Fourths of an Ounce will help all of us feel connected to those we love who are no longer here and those who we wish to support when they are grieving.”

I believe Lauri’s exquisite appropriate “keepsakes” from Three-Fourths of an Ounce, will fill the “void” to help you better communicate with a grieving person, and bridge their emptiness with a tangible modern memorial by giving them something to feel , hold , touch, wear, or view, not only through their “grieving “, but always as an ongoing “remembrance” of the loved one that has passed on.

Let me share two of these beautiful items created by well known artists and designers for “Three-Fourths of an Ounce“:

Weight of the Soul ($200)- The back story is that “110 years ago a physician named Dr. Duncan Macdougall wanted to prove the the existence of the soul scientifically. According to Dr. Macdougall, when a person died their body lost three-fourths of an ounce. He therefore determined this to be the weight of the soul.”

Weight of the Soul - Designed by Ted Muehling

Weight of the Soul –
Designed by Ted
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“Weight of the Soul” was designed by celebrated artist and jeweler Ted Muehling. It’s an understated lovely piece that would serve well as decor on a desk or a dresser, a perfect “worry stone”, and even a “constant companion” in your pocket. Each stone is unique, and weighs exactly three-fourths of an ounce!

You’ll also enjoy this stunning Mourning Pendant ($1050) that is hand-carved in black jade, and created in limited editions of three by the distinguished jewelry designer Gabriella Kiss.

Mourning Pendant - Created by Gabrielle Kiss

Mourning Pendant –
Created by Gabriella Kiss

Additional Items you may peruse, get a description, price, and purchase include:
• Memory Beads
• Condolence Stationery
• Ubuntu Blanket
• Mourning Stationery
• Birthday Remembrance Candle
• Mourning Band Ring
• Compassion Bracelet

Learn More about:
• Entrepreneur, Lauri London Freedman
• The Design Partners
• Beyond The Objects: The Three-Fourths of an Ounce Journal
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• Contact Information
by visiting Lauri London Freedman’s:THREE-FOURTHS OF AN OUNCE: http://www.3-4oz.com

(Quoted and Paraphrased information in this article was obtained from a provided fact sheet and the website-http://www.3-4oz.com)

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May 15, 2014

Harley-Davidson Fun in NYC

Me having fun at a Harley-Davidson event in New York City on Wed. night

Harley Davidson in NYC

Harley Davidson in NYC

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May 15, 2014

Reduce Pain in a Cool way with Skincool Ice Rollers

Skincool Ice Roller

Skincool Ice Roller

My Hansderma Skincool Ice Roller could not have come at a better time. I recently had some minor knee surgery and there is an area that I need to ice several times a day. I am having a big problem with ice packs. They are too big for the area that needs icing and they can be very uncomfortable on the skin. The Skincool Ice Roller is perfect because I can roll the chilled roller over an isolated area rather than have an ice pack cover skin that doesn’t need to be iced!  The Skincool Ice Roller allows you to focus on the area that needs icing.

The skincool Ice Roller has so many uses. Try cooling your eyebrows before and/or after plucking, waxing or threading. Let’s face it, dripping ice cubes and face cloths aren’t comfortable. The Skincool Ice Roller works beautifully on insect bits, just roll over the itchy, irritated area for fast relief. I found myself rolling the Skincool Ice Roller over my joints and a few aching muscles and it felt so cool and relaxing.

Another nice feature with the Skincool Ice Roller are the removable rollers. The rollers easily pop on and off for easy freezing and the handle doesn’t need to be chilled which makes rolling comfortable because the handle is at room temperature.

Skincool Ice Rollers are offferd with a plastic roller or stainless steel roller and I have both in the freezer now. I find that the stainless steel roller feels slightly colder but I love both rollers the same.

Skincool Ice rollers can be found at: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007UMQ410

 

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May 14, 2014

Trending lip colors for spring with Whitening Lightning® Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss!

I love the trending look for lips this spring! What’s “Hot” this season? Well, it’s a new and different approach from what we usually see. “Lips” are in the spotlight with terrific colors that really make a statement!

Here’s what you’ll see the fashion savvy stars wearing on their lips:
Bright Orange
Berry, &
Bubblegum Pink

Check out the celebrities pictured below, then RECREATE your lip look for spring with the irresistible newest Whitening Lightning ~ Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Glosses !

BRIGHT ORANGE:

NICOLE RICHIE

NICOLE RICHIE

LUPITO NYONG'O

LUPITO NYONG’O

KATE BLANCHETT

KATE BLANCHETT


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Whitening Lightning Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss has vivid orange Color called SUMMER FUN that wears well on all skin tones! A “sizzling” color to wear this season!

BERRY:

KERRY WASHINGTON

KERRY WASHINGTON


EMMA WATSON

EMMA WATSON


MARGOT ROBBIE

MARGOT ROBBIE

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Whitening Lightning Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss has of deep berry shade called SEDUCTION that is truly a color for “all” seasons , and will look lovely with any of your spring ensembles!

BUBBLEGUM PINK:

CAMILLA BELL

CAMILLA BELL


SOPHIA BUSH

SOPHIA BUSH


KAYLEE COUCO

KAYLEE COUCO


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Whitening Lightning Color Your Smile Lip Gloss has a girly pink color called PINK TIARA that not only a imparts a nice color lift to your face, but brightens up your whole spring image!

I had an opportunity to try two of these new Whitening Lightning glosses! The unique packaging for their lip gloss has a perfect little mirror on the side of the container and a cap that lights up when you remove the applicator, letting you apply or touch up your gloss “anytime and anywhere“! I was quite impressed before I even applied the gloss which I in turn found to be a perfect consistency! I prefer a hydrating/moisturized look and feel from a lip gloss, and that’s exactly what the Whitening Lightning Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss provided!

Whitening Lightning Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss will decrease lip wrinkles, increase your lip volume , and moisturize your lips. Your lips will feel and look great! It contains Collagen Peptides that “rapidly speed up cell renewal to increase your lip size painlessly and safely”!

Take a look at my lips before: (I took some before and after images so you could really see how nice the Whitening Lightning Gloss enhances, smooths, and colors your lips.)

Vicki's Lips BEFORE Whitening Lightning Gloss

My Lips BEFORE Whitening Lightning Gloss


Vicki's Lips AFTER:  Wearing Whitening Lightning SUMMER FUN lip gloss

My Lips AFTER:
Wearing Whitening Lightning SUMMER FUN lip gloss


Vicki's Lips AFTER: Wearing Whitening Lightning TIARA PINK lip gloss

My Lips AFTER:
Wearing Whitening Lightning
TIARA PINK lip gloss

Now you’re all set with the “In” colors for the season, at a reasonable price of only $22-$24 for a generous sized product!

Place your order at: http://www.whiteninglightning.com

Wait till you see of the beautiful “Classic Collection and Exotics Collection” of Whitening Lightning Color Your Smile Lip Glosses! I know you’ll be back for more!

ABOUT WHITENING LIGHTNING:Quoting some information about Whitening Lightning, they also have, and are known for their very popular line of “fast-at-home whitening products for your teeth that are safe and easy to use, available in over 100 countries, and getting great attention in the professional field, and amongst Hollywood celebrities, and consumers alike. The products are gluten-free, cruelty free, an never tested on animals.”

Find out more information when you visit: http//www.whiteninglightning.com

(Quoted and/or Paraphrased information in this article was obtained from a provided PR-Fact sheet along with celebrity images for use in the article. Any personal commentary about Whitening Lightning Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss was my personal opinion from using products provided to me. Before and After Lip images courtesy Vicki L. Fischer.)

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May 13, 2014

Add Radiance to your skin with beautyADDICTS Face2Face

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I don’t usually use cream foundations because I find them to be heavy on my skin. They also add extra moisture to my skin and that isn’t a very comfortable feeling. I do like loose powders but they don’t provide me with the coverage I need like a liquid or cream foundation does. I have a friend who uses beautyADDICTS cosmetics and suggested that I try their Face2Face Foundation and on her recommendation, I did just that.

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I have been using Face2Face Foundation quite a bit since receiving it and I am very pleased with the results. I tested the foundation on the top of my hand first and like that it was very light and dried almost like a powder. The same was true when I applied it to my face. I usually use my fingers as opposed to the sponge and it went on flawlesslessly. I added a bit of face powder to finish the look and was very pleased with the results.

Just the fact that Face2Face Foundation is rich in Vitamins A and E and Green Tea to soothe and protect makes it an even better product for me. It also contains Dermaxyl which helps to smooth and hydrate your skin, and its Advanced Microsphere Technology helps diminish the look of fine lines for a radiant and youthful appearance.

I really couldn’t ask for a better creme foundation than beautyADDICTS Face2Face Foundation.

You will find other fabulous cosmetics, tools and video how-tos at beautyaddicts.com

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