Archives for June 2014

June 18, 2014

Head on down to ULTA Beauty stores and win with MALLY – June 8th through June 28th

Mally Beauty

Mally Beauty

Mally Beauty recently kicked off a nationwide ‘Selfie’ sweepstakes at all ULTA Beauty locations! A life-sized picture of Mally Roncal is on display at the Mally Beauty product station in each store. Shop the Mally Beauty collection and take a selfie with your favorite beauty guru from June 8th to June 28th to be entered into the Mally Nation Sweepstakes. Each week, 50 winners will be chosen at random to receive a Customer Choice Trio (valued at $55), and one grand prize winner will be chosen at random to score the ultimate gift—a Mally Beauty ULTA Mega Kit. It only takes two easy steps to enter, instructions listed below:

1. Visit your nearest ULTA Beauty location and stop by the Mally Beauty product station. Don’t be shy! Take the perfect selfie with the life-sized Mally cut-out on your mobile device.

2. Upload your selfie to the Mally Nation Sweepstakes Facebook app and provide the following details: your first and last name, email address, and your participating ULTA Beauty store—a drop-down menu will allow you to choose a city, state and ULTA location.

Upon entering, don’t forget to check your selfie on the Mally Nation Gallery located here:


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June 17, 2014

Treat & Conceal is a multi-tasking “must have” product from Miracle Skin Transformer !

This portable tube from Miracle Skin Transformer, called Treat & Conceal, is a power packed , time saving, multi-tasking product you’ll take everywhere you go!

Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal

Miracle Skin Transformer
Treat & Conceal

It’s summer and with the sunny and warm weather, I believe most of us prefer a lighter, quick, and easy prep time on our face with a lightweight product that is able to conceal any skin challenges we may have, and attain the intent of always putting our best face forward!!!

That’s why Treat & Conceal is a “must have” staple in your beauty arsenol! No matter what the season or the reason the white rose and chamomile extract in Treat & Conceal will calm your skin while the “enhanced colored minerals” will help you create the most beautiful finish on your face, even-out your skin tone, conceal dark circles, blemishes ,discolorations, diminish those fine lines, and so much more. I could go “on and on” about this multi-purpose product!

You’ll have no problem finding a color match for your skin, Treat & Conceal is available in:

If you’re looking for “a more youthful glowing complexion, and flawless finish”, get some Miracle Skin Transformer ~ Treat & Conceal. It sells for only $36, and you can find it online at:


Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal

Miracle Skin Transformer
Treat & Conceal

(Any quoted or paraphrased information in this article was obtained from a provided product fact-sheet. Any personal commentary was my own opinion from using this product.”

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June 17, 2014

U.S Postage Just Got HOT!

Car Enthusiast Barry Meguiar Helps Launch New Hot Rods Forever® Stamps at the National Street Rod Association East plus Conference

U.S. Hot Rods Stamp

U.S. Hot Rods Stamp

Hot Rods have captured the attention of people across America since the 1920s, when people began souping-up their engines and transforming their cars for drag racing and exhibition. The world of customized cars still thrives today and is showcased throughout American pop culture in movies, television, car shows and museums.

Now, the U.S. Postal Service is paying tribute to one of America’s favorite hobbies. The U.S. Postal Service honors the “Best of America” by introducing limited-edition stamps that celebrate various American passions, including hot rods. The new stamps appeal to automotive buffs of all ages, celebrating the fast, powerful vehicles that thrill-seekers have been modifying for nearly a century. Be sure to check these stamps out at your local Gainesville, FL Post Office.

Each of the two stamps showcase an iconic 1932 Ford “Deuce” roadster, the most popular hot rod model of its time. The stamps will be available for purchase at major Post Office™ locations across the country and online at and

Barry Meguiar, lifelong car enthusiast, president of Meguiar’s Car Wax and host of “Car Crazy” Television, unveiled the new limited-edition Hot Rods Forever® stamps at the National Street Rod Association (NSRA) Nationals East plus Conference in York, PA.

Barry Meguiar is president of Meguiar’s, Inc. and represents the third generation of the family business his grandfather founded in 1901. He was born in Southern California where the car hobby began shortly after. He currently hosts “Car Crazy” on the Velocity Channel. The show originally began airing on the SPEED channel over 17 years ago when car shows were suffering in attendance and car clubs were decreasing in number. Barry decided to step up with a TV show focused on uniting and growing the global car hobby community.

In this interview Barry discusses

–       His personal hot rodding experience

–       What he thinks of this year’s conference

–       Why he’s helping to unveil the new Hot Rods stamps

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June 17, 2014

A Fabulous Recipe from Chef Daniel Green

Chef Daniel Green

Chef Daniel Green

The gals at It’s a Glam Thing love great food and handsome chefs! We are thrilled to have Chef Daniel Green share a recipe with us here and we look forward to having him back with more!

DANIEL GREEN, the Model Cook(™) is an internationally known Chef and author of 10 best selling cookbooks. Currently seen daily in the United States on television’s ShopHQ, this UK native is sharing the following recipe from his cookbook, HEALTHY EATING FOR LOWER CHOLESTEROL!

Chef Daniel Green


This is an easy dish to make.  If you have any left over, keep in the fridge and save for later- it is good cold as well as hot.  Add a variety of whatever vegetables are in season, to suit your own taste.  Serves 6.
2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable (canola) oil, plus extra for greasing
3 large potatoes very thinly sliced
1 large onion, thinly sliced
6 eggs
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Freshly ground black pepper
Dash of Tabasco sauce
*Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.  Use the oil to grease an 8×12 inch baking tray.
*Heat the oil in a large skillet and cook the potatoes until nearly soft, then add the onion and cook until it is transparent.  Turn into a large bowl and set aside to cool.
*Lightly beat the eggs and pour over the potatoes and onions.  Add the paprika, pepper and Tabasco sauce and mix well.
*Tip the mixture into the baking tray and cook in the oven for about 35 minutes until the center is cooked (it should wobble when shaken).  Alternatively, if your skillet has an ovenproof handle, pour the mixture back into the skillet, cook for a few minutes over a low heat, then place in the oven for 30 minutes.
*Cut into pizza-style wedges and serve.
Per serving: 202 calories, 10.1g fat, 2.1g saturated fat, 0.08g sodium


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June 16, 2014

Love Your Tan With Beyond Bronze By: Fake Bake

In this day and age it seems that tanned skin is the “in” thing, but so is skin cancer awareness. What if there was a way to get a beautiful summer tan without the harsh UV rays? With the Beyond Bronze Self Tan Lotion by Fake Bake. You will no longer have to sit in the sun for hours to get a beautiful tan.

Beyond Bronze by Fake Bake is enriched with the highest quality ingredients and two tanning agents to promote a long lasting supple tan all year long. That’t the great thing with self tanners we don’t have to wait till summer to get a sun kissed glow. Even though the sun can give you a beautiful tan we just have to be extremely careful. Imagine getting a tan in less time and safer environment. Fake Bake has become so popular that even salons throughout the country are using them.

Beyond Bronze by Fake Bake offers a streak free tan, that is paraben free. For best results apply Fake Bake before bed to allow skin to absorb the product. After achieving the desired color apply once a week to maintain and always be sure to apply with gloves unless you want tanned hands lol. (This product DOES NOT contain sunscreen and will NOT protect against sunburn. ALWAYS use a sunscreen when going outside)

For more info on Beyond Bronze and other Fake Bake products log onto

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June 16, 2014

This year the leader in luxury haircare ~ Kérastase Paris turns 50 !

Over the last five decades, Kérastase has set a standard in the professional haircare industry as they continue to prove themselves a pioneer with technological advances, a commitment to developing the highest-performing haircare solutions and the promise of hair transformation to women everywhere.

To celebrate 50 Years of Excellence, the brand is offering consumers a 19.64% discount at to commemorate their year of creation – 1964.

Here are the details:
Start Date: Monday, 6/16 at 6am EST
End Date: Friday, 6/20 at 3am EST
Promo Code: K1964
Offer: 19.64% off and free shipping with any order

Be sure to visit:
Take advantage of this Kérastase 50th Birthday offer!!

Also, take a moment to follow Kérastase Paris
Twitter: @KérastaseUSA
Instagram: kerastaseusa

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

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June 16, 2014

Altchek MD Skincare At ULTA

Altchek MD

Altchek MD

Dr. Douglas Altchek MD, FAAD is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) and a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He established his active private practice in New York in 1980. Utilizing his unique expertise and clinical knowledge, Dr. Altchek has now developed high-performance formulas that are sold at ULTA Beauty stores nationwide.

Altchek MD Doctor's Remedy

Altchek MD Doctor’s Remedy

Dr Altcheck’s philosophy on creating a great skin care line is both simple and profound. As stated by Altcheck, “ Skin care products have to be both preventive and corrective. In essence, it is ineffective to create a corrective product unless you are also creating a preventive product!”

Dr. Altchek developed his formulas for women and men after he realized that many other brands focused only on correcting the signs of aging or preventing environmental damage through anti-oxidant activity. His unique approach combines the best of both worlds with the goal of making healthy skin easy to achieve with just a few simple products. His collection is designed to help protect the skin from daily stressors that contribute to premature aging and correct existing damage.

Dr Altchek’s greatest desire has been to create non-invasive products that really work. The collection offers anti-aging treatments that are easy to use and work rapidly together to seriously improve skin’s radiance, remove impurities, as well as correct fine lines and wrinkles while protecting against future damage. Dr. Altchek uses alpha hydroxy acids, resveratrol, Vitamin C and formulas rich in anti-oxidants to address the visible signs of aging and provide healthy and more youthful looking skin.

Each product from the Altcheck skincare line is designed to work synergistically with one another. It is for this reason Dr Altcheck has been mindful to create a great, effective skincare range at affordable prices.
The Altcheck MD collection includes:

Daily Exfoliating Cleanser works to reveal clean, smooth skin that is ready for the next steps in the Doctor’s skincare regimen.

Altchek MD Exfoliating Cleanser

Altchek MD Exfoliating Cleanser

Altchek MD Glycolic Renewal Pads micro-exfoliate and smooth fine lines while improving skin tone and radiance.

Altchek MD Renewal Pads

Altchek MD Renewal Pads

Eye Repair Cream keeps your eyes from telling your age with superb hydration, skin strengthening vitamins and antioxidant protection. This cream is excellent for puffiness and fine lines.

Altchek MD Eye Repair Cream

Altchek MD Eye Repair Cream

Eye Gel Pads help reduce the appearance of fine lines and puffiness while hydrating the sensitive and fragile skin under the eyes. It is a perfect treatment before a night out.

Altchek MD Eye Gel Pads

Altchek MD Eye Gel Pads

Brightening Serum is a key product in the Doctor’s Skincare regimen. It helps increase radiance while improving uneven skin tone.

Altchek MD Brightening Serum

Altchek MD Brightening Serum

Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 effectively improves the texture, moisture and luminosity of your skin.

Altchek MD Daily Moisturizer

Altchek MD Daily Moisturizer

Night Treatment leaves a velvety feel on your face as it helps restore and replenish moisture- while you sleep. Doctor’s Skin Remedy is a multi-purpose treatment that protects, softens, soothes and calms the skin.

Altchek MD Night Treatment

Altchek MD Night Treatment

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June 16, 2014

When to Start Shaping Eyebrows

Boom Boom Brow Bar

June, 2014 (New York, NY) – How young is too young when a unibrow is involved?  Teenage girls have enough on their plates, they shouldn’t stress about unwanted facial hair. “Encourage your kids to come to you if something is bothering them, like their eyebrows.  Find a good professional that can shape brows, but not too much because they are so young and if too much is removed, it may not grow back,” explains Boom Boom, owner of Boom Boom Brow Bar.


It’s all about being open and having good communication – if young girls sneak tweezing, the damage is done to the hair follicle early and could lead to a lifetime of no growth or bad brows.  Seriously!!  “Yes, hair that does not grow back is GREAT in certain circumstances, but not because you butchered your brows at 9,” says Boom Boom.  “I mean, we’ve all made mistakes (wink, wink).”

The average younger age that Boom Boom shapes is about 12.  She even believes that starting at 10 is fine if a professional is involved…and if a unibrow is in play, then even earlier.  “It’s all about boosting confidence – there’s no reason a young girl should have to walk around feeling less than fabulous about herself.  We can save this world, one brow at a time!” she adds

Now teenagers will be teenagers, so if they have that rebel streak and make more mistakes than others, they can always use a powder to fill in holes or sparse areas.  Boom Boom Brow Boostiers brow powder (comes in four colors) fills in holes, extends the length and makes brows look fuller. Simply brush brows up and out and apply powder – it’s much more natural looking than pencil. These mineral powders are hypoallergenic and free of fragrance, oil, talc, dyes and fillers, are virtually weightless and deliver rich color pigment. Comes in four colors (Aretha, Tina, Bette and Dolly).  When choosing a color, try to match natural hair undertones – go lighter for a more natural look or darker for a dramatic bolder look.

Aretha: Black brunette brown – think Queen Latifa, Lucy Lou and Salma Hayek

Tina: True chocolate brown – think J Lo, Sophia Vergara and Sandra Bullock

Bette (most universal color): Cool light brown undertones – think Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Anniston, Jessica Alba and Christina Aguilera

Dolly: Blonde with warm reddish hint – think Amy Adams, Emma Stone and Nicole Kidman

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.  She makes waxing fun and affordable for everyone, just walk-in to 35 Seventh Avenue or one of three Ricky’s NYC locations (Murry Hill/369 Third Avenue, Soho/590 Broadway and 39th Street/1412 Broadway #BoomBoomAtRickys).  Check out what’s cooking on Facebook

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June 16, 2014

Feel Tight with SKIN TIGHT

Mio Skincare

Mio Skincare

It’s that time of year again…SUMMER!  It’s time to take out your sleeveless shirts and dresses and of course…Bathing Suits. What does this all mean? It’s time for Mio Skincare’s Skin Tight Body Serum. Skin Tight tightening body serum is just the nudge your skin needs to  help with tightening, smoothing and ultra softness.

I use many of Mio Skincare products and Skin Tight is sensational. The founders of Mio skincare are firm beliveres in giving you Fit Skin For Life, and indeed they have.

You only need 1 or 2 applications of Skin Tight a week and after only one application, you will immediately feel the serum work. After 30 days, you will see maximum results. I am focusing on my neck and arms and after applying Skin Tight, I feel a slight tightening sensation as the serum dries and starts to work its magic. The refreshing herbal scent smells fantastic and really gets you going in the morning.

Skin Tight is designed to firm “crepey, overstretched tummies, knees, bumpy backs of arms, thighs.”  Skin Tight tightening serum also offers a gentle exfoliation which you can’t even feel as you massage it into your skin. After applying, yuo will feel the softness of your skin, it’s amazing!

Use Skin Tight anywhere on your body. As stated by Mio Skincare, “This retexturising serum is multi-purpose. Boobs, tummy, backs of arms, tops of legs and droopy knees can all benefit from a little ‘lift, tighten and tone’!”

Another great aspect with Skin Tight is that you don’t have to give up your favorite body moisturizers and lotions. Simply apply Skin Tight as a base  and allow to dry for 15 minutes before using other products.

Skin Tight tightening serum offer the perfect skin tightening, retexturizing, and brighter for uneven crepey skin. Skin Tight contains exfoliating Papaya Enzymes, hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, brightening Vitamin C, antioxidants Pomegranate and Green Tea and their unique firming Oat Protein Complex  fights off future wrinkles and sags.

The summer has just begun and its never too late to pamper your skin and give it a little something extra like tightening with Mio Skincare’s Skin Tight tightening Serum.

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June 13, 2014

Butterfly Studio Salon stylist Jason Dougherty provides step-by-step instructions to create “Daenerys’ braided looks” from Game of Thrones at home!

The season finale is just days away, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be dreaming of the gorgeously intricate hairstyles that have adorned season 4 of Game of Thrones all summer long.

Butterfly Studio Salon stylist Jason Dougherty presents his expert step-by-step guide on how to create one of Daenerys’ fabulous braided looks, so you can get the elaborate, ethereal hairstyle right at home!

• Split hair down the middle and part out a section around the temple of the head to be used for this top braid.
• Place a light gel or serum like Shu Uemura’s Touch of Gloss on the crown for shine.
• Then create an inverted braid along the head on both sides and connect in the back.
• Prep the remaining hair with Oribe’s Dry Texture Spray.
• Start a Waterfall Braid along the head on both sides and connect with the first braid.
• Finally, use a curling wand to curl the hair.
• Use your hands and a comb to backcomb the hair for this textured messy look. Place an ornate necklace as a headpiece for an added touch.

CREATE THESE LOVELY LOOKS, and be the envy of any occasion!

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Much gratitude to Butterfly Studio Salon’s Jason Dougherty for sharing the steps to creating these breathtaking Daenery’s braided styles! Our readers will be forever grateful!!

(Quoted and Paraphrased information in this PR-Article was obtained from a provided Fact-Sheet and images. Thanks to Butterfly Studio Salon, and Stylist Jason Dougherty.)

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