Archives for May 2014

May 12, 2014

Bumpy Arms Be Gone With Soap & Glory

With summer coming tank tops and short sleeve shirts will be in your wardrobe and sometimes the worst problem areas are on our arms. It seems no matter how many times we work out that part of our arms we still have those nice little bumps and no tone in our upper arms. Wouldn’t it be great if there was some miracle in a bottle that we could use to help smooth and tone those areas to get us summer ready?

Soap & Glory's The Firminator

Soap & Glory’s The Firminator

Fear not, for there is Soap & Glory’s Firminator Targeted Arm Toning & Smoothing Formula will get rid of those nasty bumpy arms. Now I have never been one to “follow the instructions” on a product like this. Meaning when it said to use it on my arms, I decided to try it on my upper legs as well. After one week I could see a difference in the bumps on my legs and the bumps on my upper arms.

The Firminator is infused with Soft Focus Spheres that help disguise the bumps. It also has caffeine that helps improve your skins elasticity and Smoothbump spheres that exfoliate as well. While the product is on and absorbing into your skin you may feel a heating and/or tingling. When you feel this it will let you know that the product is working. Only thing I want to point out and, this is coming from experience, is you may not want to put this on after you shave your under arms and your legs because if your legs are anything like mine they will burn like there is no tomorrow. What I have done is I have used regular lotion and let the pores on my legs absorb the moisture for a few hours then right before bed I put on The Firminator.

Soget summer ready without th hassle of an arm workout that does not work and just spread on the miracle. You can get The Firminator at:

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May 12, 2014

Enviable fuller and thicker looking hair can by yours with NIOXIN!

I was quite thrilled when given the opportunity to try Nioxin. My hair is fine, wavy, and for as long as I can remember I’ve always tried products to achieve more volume in my hair. As I got older it seemed to me that it wasn’t just volume I was looking for, as I had literally noticed that my hair had gotten a bit thinner! That really bothered me.

While researching the Nioxin website to learn more about their product and read that *”78% of people, male and female, will experience thinning hair, I actually was amazed but not surprised considering what was going on with my hair!

Here are the products that I was able to try:



NIOXIN DIAMAX™ is a product that you leave in your hair. With a combination of “Niacinamide”, “Panthenol”, and “Caffeine”, DIAMAX provides the ability to increase the “diameter” of each of your hair strands, and actually permeates your hair giving it more volume and ease of management.

As a result, working on the outside and inside of your hair you’ll find that your hair will become stronger, more durable, and be less inclined to experience breakage!



NIOXIN REJUVENATING ELIXIR is a great product to repair hair that has been “color treated” or is “damaged or dry”! Apply and leave in your hair after you’ve shampooed. While your hair is still damp take a small amount of the product and work it “evenly” throughout your hair. ELIXIR, conditions and gives support to the “hair shaft”, protecting and helping damaged hair. It’s very light weight, and helped diminish the dull, dry appearance of my hair.



NIOXIN VOLUMIZING REFLECTIVES™ is the product that really got my attention. This product will help strengthen your “hair shaft“, and NOT cause a product buildup on your scalp OR hair. Most impressive to me is that it’s alcohol free!

In the past, I think I used too much product on my hair thinking that it would give me more volume. Fact being, I now realize that I was actually weighing down my hair and defeating my purpose. Nioxin offers a “lighter consistency product” that seems to work throughout the “hair shaft” and not just sit on top of the hair.



NIOXIN THERM ACTIV PROTECTOR is a spray with “Lightplex” that addressed some of the things I was looking for to help with my dry hair, and get some body as well! It gave a nice shine to my hair, and I used it to shape and hold my waves in place to achieve a soft finished look to my hair. It’s suggested that you use it on medium to course hair. For me, I had no problem using it on my fine hair!

I just had to share Nioxin with my brother, Robb, who also has a wave to his hair, but has had challenges with thinning hair in his crown area. After trying the products, here is what he had to say:
“I’ve been using the NIOXIN ELIXIR and DIAMAX for about a week. I have to say my hair feels and looks thicker. I had been complaining that my hair felt dry, like hay and now MP (my wife) says it feels soft. I liked it so much we bought Nioxin shampoo and conditioner to compliment the system! I am using it alongside my prescribed product, so it seems like a success.”

I also wanted to get an opinion from MP’s mom, Joyce! Joyce is a lovely woman who has been troubled with thinning hair. She wears a fashionable short hairstyle, but wanted to give DIOXEN a try! After Joyce tried the products she said, “Thanks for the NIOXIN VOLUME ENHANCER. I used it this morning and honestly my hair definitely feels fuller! The fullness means a lot to me who has thin hair. It also is not a greasy product but nice and smooth.
Thanks again.

If this article has caught your interest, and you are dealing with thinning hair, I really recommend you visit the Nioxin website!

There you’ll be able to:
• Do an online consultation right on the website.
• Learn all about the products Nioxin offers.
• Find out more about your specific product needs.
• View videos that will show you how to use the products.
• Purchase products… They even have thinning hair system kits, and so much more!

Take a moment and go to the website:

Nioxin’s advanced technologies provide real solutions for making the most of the hair you have, transforming the hair care industry and bringing hope and confidence to men and women everywhere.” ~ Quoted from the Nioxin website listed above, where you can learn more about this innovative company.

(“Quoted“and/or “Paraphrased” information in this article was obtained from a provided fact sheet, and The *source of the quote used regarding the percentage of male and female thinning hair is *from (credit): Global Segmentation 2006 Study among 20,000 salon clients in 17 global countries. Personal commentary was my opinion from my use of the Nioxin products provided to me.)

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May 11, 2014

A Mother’s Unexpected Angel

Being a mother is the most challenging and gratifying job in the world. Good mothers desire the best for their children, instill good values and provide opportunities to foster development and growth.

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Today we celebrate all mothers and especially mothers that care for children with special needs. We celebrate their love, dedication and devotion. These mothers fight for their children’s well-being, societal prejudices, and focus only on creating an environment that allows their child to live to their highest potential.

The Ramzan’s desired nothing more than to have a child. Eventually their dream came true and they were told that they were having a beautiful baby. Soon after routine genetic testing, they were informed that it was a high-risk pregnancy. Despite the news, the couple’s spirits remained high. There were never any doubts for the Ramzan’s. They continued with the pregnancy knowing, no matter what, their precious child would be the ultimate extension of their love.  Mandy Ramzan is now mother of a beautiful little boy with Down syndrome.

For Mandy raising a child with Down syndrome is a joyous and fulfilling experience because having children is joyous and fulfilling experience. After all, we are all here to love and grow.  A mother’s love is not based on a child’s ability, but on a mother’s innate ability to love, accept and give.

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Having a child with special needs can be a challenging journey, especially if the family does not have the right type of educated support.  Understanding this, a group of online mothers who had experienced the birth of their own child with Down Syndrome, reached out to Mandy for support and guidance.  It was from that very moment that a special relationship was born and the idea for a collective group of stories recounting each individual mother’s experience was created.  It was within this group that Mandy contributed to the book ‘Unexpected’.  Stories of a Down Syndrome diagnosis as told by families from around the world.

It is hoped that the book “Unexpected” helps new parents with a child with Down Syndrome understand that they are not alone and that there is a lot of hope and abundance for their child’s future. The purpose in compiling these stories is to add to the resources for new and expecting parents with a T21 diagnosis. – Down Syndrome.  Participant families desired to share their experiences and stories so that they can provide a realistic view of what it means to welcome a baby with Down Syndrome into a family.

Having experienced the birth of a child Down Syndrome, these parents understand that expecting or new parents are likely to be scared, confused, anxious, or even terrified and generally those feelings are also accompanied by deep love and concern for their new or unborn baby.  It is the hope of Mission T21 that through photographs and words, expecting or new parents will be able to glimpse into the their child’s future. It is hoped that these parents will not feel segregated and alone and that they will more easily accept their baby and all that may come. It is intended that through these story, these new parents will see their baby as a blessing, just like any other child.

These are wonderful uplifting stories of discovery through the eyes of parents.

To read or download these stories please visit:

Since Ryan’s birth Mandy has also been involved in creating a non-profit called Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network. This organization helps provide accurate information for people expecting a Child with Down Syndrome.

As stated on the Diagnosis Network website:

“We are women from all over the United States who each have a child with Trisomy 21 – Down Syndrome.  They have a great desire to ensure women who receive a DS diagnosis are provided with current information and support.  We come from varying political and religious beliefs and have a pro-information stance.

The Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network (DSDN) supports families with current information and real-life accounts of life with Down syndrome during the prenatal to early childhood phases. DSDN is committed to facilitating unbiased, family-centered discussion of Down syndrome within the medical community.  We strive to cultivate a culture of acceptance and inclusion for people with Down syndrome at all stages of life.”

 For more information and to donate to this incredible non-profit charity, please visit:

On behalf of It’s a Glam Thing we would like to wish the Ramzan’s family the very best! We would also like to commend all the families that have contributed in helping

spread positive awareness and information on these wonderful children.



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May 9, 2014

Have a Sexy Pucker With Soap & Glory

Here is my review of the Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss! Hope you enjoy.

View the video here:

You can purchase Sexy Mother Pucker at and

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May 8, 2014

Don’t miss the Beauty Trend Event this weekend, May 9th and 10th, at a Nordstrom near you!

The Beauty Trend Events this year at Nordstrom have been exceptional!


MAY 9th and 10th !

This weekend, May 9th and 10th, make a point to be sure to swing by your local Nordstrom and experience one of Nordstrom’s Beauty Trend Events! 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 Braintree
250 Granite Street
Braintree, MA 02184

Nordstrom Cherry Creek
2810 East First Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Nordstrom Cherry Hill
2000 Route 38
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Nordstrom Fashion Show
3200 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 81909

Nordstrom Glendale
102 Caruso Avenue
Glendale, CA 91210

Nordstrom Keystone
8702 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Nordstrom MacArthur
301 Cumberland Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

Nordstrom Richmond
11812 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233

Nordstrom Roseville
1131 Galleria Boulevard
Roseville, CA 95678

Nordstrom Southpoint
6910 Fayetteville Road
Durham, NC 27713

Nordstrom Spokane
828 West Main Avenue
Spokane, WA 99201

Nordstrom Tyler
3601 The Galleria at Tyler
Riverside, CA 92503

Nordstrom West Farms

600 Westfarms Mall
Farmington, CT 06032

About the Trends:
Pretty Striking:
Midnight Bronze :


MAY 9th and 10th !

Follow Nordstrom Beauty:
Twitter: @NordstromBeauty
Instagram: @Nordstrom

(Quoted or Paraphrased information in this PR-Article obtained from a provided PR fact sheet.)

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May 8, 2014

A wonderful Mother’s Day special for M❤M from emerginC

Now through Mother’s Day, receive a free emerginC crease ease gel ($135 value) with the purchase of an emerginC crease ease emulsion at:

A great gift from emerginC for your M❤M this Mother's Day!

A great gift from emerginC for your M❤M this Mother’s Day!

The crease ease gel and crease ease emulsion from emerginC are intensive, no-needles, line-relaxing creams that target fine lines and creases all over the face. Using clinically studied peptides and herbal extracts, the crease ease products significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

To receive this special offer, type “MOM” into the customer notes section when checking out.
Treat your Mother with a special gift from emerginC this Mother's Day! Treat your Mother with a special gift from emerginC this Mother’s Day! Visit: http//

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

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May 7, 2014

On the Air with Mario Lopez


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May 7, 2014

Dana’s Bakey makes Mother’s Day so Sweet


Searching for the perfect gift to give your mom this Mother’s Day? With May 11th quickly approaching, it’s time to get moving! Luckily, Dana’s Bakery has made it easy with her unique and delicious cocktail inspired Mother’s Day “Adult Juice” box, consisting of Margarita, Cosmopolitan and Peach Bellini (yum!). They are now available for pre order at

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May 7, 2014

Thinking about Mothers Day Gifts? Think about Korres



Still searching for the perfect (last minute) Mother’s Day gift? Korres has the solution! Treat your mother with the Korres Luxury Body Butter Trio!  This trio is a blend of skin-quenching and aromatic Body Butters and is ideal for the upcoming Summer months.

Korres Luxury Body Butter Trio: These beautifully scented, creamy Body Butters are enriched with natural shea butter and quince extract to soften, moisturize, and rejuvenate the skin. Sunflower, almond, and avocado oils deeply nourish, help improve skin elasticity and smoothness, and provide head-to-toe hydration. Each Body Butter contains a blend of over thirteen unique natural butters, emollients, extracts, and oils known to soften and revitalize dry, tired skin. The three aromatic scents include: Vanilla Guava, a blend of tropical fruits with a warm aroma of vanilla; Jasmine, which bursts with a captivating aroma of newly opened jasmine buds; and Apple Blossom, which features a crisp blend of freshly blossomed apples. 

Price: $39

Where to Purchase:

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May 7, 2014

Start Spreading The News! Boom Boom Brow Bars Arrive at Ricky’s NYC! Opens May 2014 (wink, wink)

BoomBoom Brow Bar

Boom Boom Brow Bar

May, 2014 (New York, NY) – It’s the hook up of the century, Boom Boom, owner of Boom Boom Brow Bar – the eyebrow queen of NYC, is now in Ricky’s NYC at four locations for super FUN waxing-a-go-go. Real brows for REAL people, 7 days a week 11-7, walk-in!

“As the original NYC one-stop-shop for all things beautiful, Ricky’s is so excited to partner with another hometown hero! Ricky’s and Boom Boom share the same goal – to make each and every New Yorker more badass, bold, and most of all, BEAUTIFUL! – Roger Quesada, Ricky’s NYC

It’s a beautiful relationship, Boom Boom and her waxing mavens will put staff through Boom Boom Boot Camp to ensure their signature BIG BOLD BROWS are done in 10 minutes, with no arch left behind. It really is the most fun anyone can have removing hair – services include brow tints and brow/lip waxes. Shop at Ricky’s NYC and get an affordable, fun beauty pick-me-up in 10 minutes…what’s not to LOVE?!! Want more? Check out Happy Hour every Monday-Friday 4-5, and get a FREE lip wax with brow wax!

“You asked, so we’re doing it – no more lines on the weekends, just head to Ricky’s in your hood,” says Boom Boom who will blanket NYC with Brow Goodness at Ricky’s 39th Street, Ricky’s Soho, and Ricky’s Gramercy at 27th Street – BOOMing brows for ALL. “We offer walk-in services because it’s so much more convenient and we have the client sit up to better access their brow shape. We’re known for our big bold brows, which are very hot right now,” she adds.

Leave it to Ricky’s to provide NYC with the best in brow services by partnering with Boom Boom Brow Bar. Just one more example of why the stores are as unique and ever-changing as the customers who shop them! New Yorkers are definitely not going to find a service like this at the corner drug store or small niche beauty shop.

Malynda Vigliotti (aka Boom Boom) is the flashiest waxer in NYC. She’s obsessed with brows – 100,000+ served at Boom Boom Brow Bar in NYC – and sees no reason why everyone shouldn’t have thick, gorgeous eyebrows. After all, they are the most important feature on the face and THE best accessory EVA! Boom Boom knows there’s no such thing as natural beauty, but she does believe a perfectly done brow is an instant eyelift – no Botox necessary! She makes waxing fun and affordable for everyone, just walk-in! Website:; Facebook:; Twitter:; Instagram:

Ricky’s NYC has been a part of New York’s urban-chic culture for twenty five years. Playing host to a diverse, cult-like following of clientele, Ricky’s is synonymous with beauty and funky sophistication. From style- conscious teenagers and their suburbanite moms to Hollywood celebrities and their professional stylists, Ricky’s relevance in the world of beauty and fashion influences with limitless reach., Contact: d2 publicity, ereka@d2publicity.comshay@d2publicity.com212.421.6485.

Boom Boom Brow Bar at Ricky’s NYC Locations: 590 Broadway, 369 3rd Avenue, and 1412 Broadway


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