Archives for October 2014

October 22, 2014

Fall Into Your New Style

Get your new fall color at none other The Salon Professional Academy in The Villages, FL. My beautiful new style was done by soon to be graduate and soon to be Salon Jaylee employee, Alexa Stafford. With my massive curly hair, Alexa stepped up to the challenge. With help from her awesome educators, Mrs. Chestnut (Livia Chestnut) and Mrs. Young (Ashley Young) she knocked it right out of the park.

Photos Courtesy of The Villages Salon Professional Academy

Photos Courtesy of The Villages Salon Professional Academy

I have always loved red, but I wanted to “fall” it up with some highlights in the front. After the color was done and my hair was “chopped” off it was time to style. Using proTENAJ products, Alexa once again knocked it out of the park.

New hair

New hair

I always enjoy getting to go back to the school and encourage the students to follow their dreams and to show them how they to can take this industry by storm. Keep going you guys! There is so much to learn and experience!

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October 21, 2014

DIY Remodeling With Anitra Mecadon

Anitra Mecadon, star of the DIY shows “Mega Dens” and “Blog Cabin,” is not afraid to to get her hands dirty. In this video, Anitra Mecadon chats about remodelling your home’s asset! Your bathroom!

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October 20, 2014

Get Celebrity Shine With A Little Toss

Now that red carpet beauty is right at your fingertips with Gloss & Toss Shine Serum and Fortify Hair and Nail Supplement. Created by celebrity hair stylist Billy Lowe, Gloss & Toss are must have beauty products. Gloss & Toss really shows us that beauty is not only on the outside but starts in the inside as well. All products have NEVER been tested on animals and has received the LEAPING BUNNY certification. This is the highest cruelty-free seal of approval.

When I first received Gloss & Toss I couldn’t wait to try out the shine serum and the supplements. Always having trouble with acne, split ends and splitting nails, the Fortify supplements are what I dove into first. We have all heard the phrase ” you are what you eat” right? Whatever we put into our bodies will eventually make its way on the outside. Fortified with BIOTIN, Ginkgo Biloba and Grape Seed, each tablet is a miracle in a capsule and soon you will start seeing what you eat. (forgot to mention they are also Soy-Free). In the first 3 days I started noticing a difference in my skin, my acne was clearing up, my hair was softer and my nails where no longer breaking every time I touched something. Now that was just the first 3 days, you can imagine my surprise after the first week.

Gloss & Toss Supplement

Gloss & Toss Supplement

With all the excitement from the supplements I had totally forgotten that I also received the Gloss & Toss Shine Serum. This light-weight non greasy formula is not your grandma’s remedy for shine, frizz free, humidity resistant hair. First applying it to wet hair, I blow-dried my hair in no time flat and then proceeded to put more in after flat ironing focusing mostly on my ends which are really dry. It was almost like giving my hair a drink of water. The greatest part of this product is it will not build up on hair and it will last through a couple washes.

Gloss & Toss Shine Serum

Gloss & Toss Shine Serum

No wonder so many celebrities are in love with this product. It is definitely “celebrity shine in a bottle”.
So don’t be shy, go to to get your very own celebrity hair, skin and nails! Also be sure to check out their other products simply by clicking their “shop” tab.

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October 20, 2014

Nautica Life is a Fabulous Fragrance I Think Every Guy Should Wear


If you read my blogs, you already know that my sons and husband call the shots when it comes to purchasing a new Men’s fragrance. I won’t even make an attempt at it. I am forever ripping out sample fragrances from magazines and I just can’t get their interest until…….one of my sons, a college junior set his eyes on Nautica Life Eau de Toilette Spray. “That’s the one, that’ the one that I like”. Enough said, let the Holiday shopping begin. It didn’t surprise me that he liked the scent of Nautica Life, it’s the type of scent that is quite masculine and I suspect the girls like it too. This exquisite fragrance is a combination of Natural Sage, Provence Lavender and Natural Violet Leaf to reinforce the masculine aura. With classic notes of refined Hinoki Wood, Organic Tonka and marine Seamoss create a seductive alluring  masculine scent that every guy will love, I know I won’t mind if my husband wears it, it smells divine! Trust me, If my boys like it chances are yours will too.Nautica Life

Nautica Life  is available in a gift set, perfect for any occasion and also a Body spray which I definitely plan on purchasingfor the holidays.  You will find Nautica Life  in most fine department stores nationwide

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October 20, 2014

Renew Skin With Concealer

Skin Renewing™ Concealer

Jo MousselliTM is proud to announce the arrival of Skin Renewing™ Concealer. This product reveals a renewed complexion with anti-aging properties formulated to provide a three-part holistic rejuvenation to the skin. With continued use, the look of lines and wrinkles are diminished as skin appears visibly smoother, plumper, firmer, brighter, and more hydrated. Skin Renewing™ Concealer comes is 2 shades – Neutral and Fair.

This three-part holistic concealer provides the following benefits:

Corrective Prevention: Stimulate age intervention deep in the skin with encapsulated dipeptide Carnosine and antioxidants Silybum Marianum (milk thistle) fruit extract, and Tocopherol (Vitamin E) delivered effectively via a liposomal complex. This trio of age-fighters work together to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, revitalize skin, increase elasticity, and prevent the stiffening and breakdown of collagen through glycation.

Hydration & Anti-Inflammation: Inhibit inflammation, microbial invasion and dryness with Australian Myrtle Oil and Bisabolol (derived from German Chamomile), both offering hydrating, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties to soothe redness, heal blemishes and plump the skin.

Youthful Radiance: Counteract the look of dark shadows, lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, and uneven skin tone around the entire eye area and throughout the face with long wear, light diffusing pigments.

Additional benefits:

 Medium coverage. Long wear and water-resistant
 Ideal for entire eye area and face. For all skin types, including sensitive and mature
 Specially formulated to be compatible with Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions
 Dermatologist tested
Skin Renewing™ Concealer is the first product in Jo Mousselli’s new line and is available through salons and spas offering Xtreme Lashes® Eyelash Extensions as well as on our website. To learn more, visit

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October 20, 2014

Enrich and refresh your skin with 5-Star reviewed Sublime Beauty® Pure Luxury Mask !

A facial mask, in my opinion, is one of the essentials and “must haves” you really need to include in your skin care regime.

Sublime Beauty® Pure Luxury Mask Anti-Oxidant Rich $45

Sublime Beauty®
Pure Luxury Mask
Anti-Oxidant Rich

A mask will help keep the top surface of your skin fresh and clean allowing better absorption of the other products that you apply.

I personally found that use of the Sublime Beauty Pure Luxury Mask provided a ten minute wonderfully relaxing experience for me, and the perfect boost my skin needed. I like to mask once a week to keep my skin looking fresh and more youthful. Depending on your skin needs, it may also be used twice a month for its anti-aging benefits.

Here are some key ingredients contained in the Sublime Beauty Pure Luxury Mask:
• Collagen
• Vitamin E
• Cucumber
• French White Clay

The Sublime Beauty Pure Luxury Mask is very effortless to apply and remove. With my fingertips I work the white creamy mask upward from just under my jaw around my entire face. I do not apply the mask around my eye area or lip area. After ten minutes, using a soft wash cloth with slightly warm tepid water, I gently sweep the mask off my face and am “rewarded” with a healthy rosy radiance to my skin that looks and feels just like I had a profession facial!

As the season changes and we move into fall, it’s a great time to begin treating yourself to regular Sublime Beauty Pure Luxury Masks right in the comfort of your own home!

It’s easy to understand why the Sublime Beauty Pure Luxury mask receives 5-Star reviews!
In fact, I’m delighted to add another 5-Star review to their list….Congratulations Sublime Beauty!

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(Quoted and/or Paraphrased information in this article was obtained from, & Any personal commentary about the Sublime Beauty Pure Luxury Mask was my own opinion from using the product provided to me.)

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October 17, 2014

Transitioning into Fall Beauty

Transitioning into Fall Beauty


Now that summertime is over, it’s time for us to switch gears and start looking ahead towards the coming months of Fall and Winter. A change in climate also means a change in our daily beauty routine. Here are some of my favorite tips!


Preventing flaky, dry skin.

Most of us associate wearing SPF with summertime or being under direct sunlight when in fact, the sun is always out, even when it’s barely visible behind the clouds. Wearing SPF when leaving the house is an absolute must! Sunscreen prevents free radical damage to the skin and can delay the aging process along with a healthy diet free of simple carbs, sugar, excess salt, and dairy. Along with combatting dry skin, I usually take an Omega-3 supplement which boosts hydration. If you’re not the kind of person to be militant about taking supplements, I recommend consuming a diet rich in good fatty acids like avocados, almonds, fish, kale, and flaxseed.

Preventing dry hair, dry scalp.

Cold weather is synonymous with having dull and brittle hair. To keep your hair soft, healthy, and strong throughout the colder months, refrain from shampooing as frequently as shampoo can strip your hair of its natural oils, causing the glands to overproduce.  If you can’t stand to go for days without washing your hair, I recommend a dry shampoo. I also like to add a little bit of hair oil (Moroccan Oil makes a great one) before my hair dries to prevent split ends and add moisture. Finally, if all else fails, use a homemade hair mask. A simple, effective hair mask I use is one made of ½ cup of plain yogurt. I simply massage it into damp hair and leave it in for half an hour after which I rinse it out with warm water.  The lactic acid in yogurt helps add moisture to your hair while cleaning as well.

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October 16, 2014

Relieve Stress and Tension With These Simple Forehead Exercises

Ever wonder why people say “don’t frown, smile”? It has been said that it only takes 13 muscles to smile and 37 to frown. One part of our faces that shows some severe signs of aging is our forehead. Every frown, smile, laugh or form of stress will embed itself causing fine lines and wrinkles. See these forehead exercises that will not only reduce fine lines and wrinkles but will also help ease tension and reduce stress.



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October 15, 2014

Achieve Flawless Skin with Miracle Skin Transformer


I can’t say enough about Sarah McNamara’s Miracle SKIN Transformer Triple Active Night Treatment. I absolutely love it. It’s a great cream that works its magic during the night. When I wake up, my skin is not dry but rather soft to the touch and feels amazing. The wonderful feature about this night cream is that it acts as a 3 in 1. It’s an exfoliater, moisturizer all while containing powerful anti-aging benefits. One cream that does it all, I love it even more!

Miracle SKIN Transformer Triple Active Night Treatment contains advanced M3 Complex, formulated with high levels of active ingredients to help resurface skin’s texture, minimize discoloration, and repair the appearance of photo damage, revealing radiant and healthy looking skin as well as helping to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s a Night Cream that improves skin’s elasticity, and helps firm and tone overnight. One of the essential ingredients is derived from sun flowers helping to improve your skin’s hydration by up to 65% within the first three hours. With the cold winter months fast approaching, the heat dries out my skin so this is the perfect cream to resolve those issues .

Miracle SKIN Transformer Triple Active Night Treatment is suitable for all skin types. Simply apply the Night Treatment to your face, neck, and chest using a gentle circular motion. For best results, use every night. I have been using Miracle SKIN Transformer Triple Active Night Treatment and love how my skin looks and feels.


Miracle Skin Transformer SPF20 FACE is also amazing. If you use foundations to cover up skin imperfections and red blotches you will be surprised at how well this product works, I am having amazing results. Miracle Skin Transformer SPF20 FACE  is a 5-in-1 tinted skin enhancer designed to Hydrate, Prime, Enhance, Mattify & Protect your skin. I put a little more than apea size amount on my fingertips, rub together gently and apply to my face. The formula feels like velvet and dries instantly. It’s not heavy or thick and spreads evenly. Miracle Skin Transformer SPF20 FACE immediately covers the red blotches and skin imperfections resulting in a smooth even toned finish while  giving you the sun protection you need. Did I mention you can hardly see pores and fine lines, it’s fantastic. I truly reccommend this to anyone you needs their foundation every day. See for yourself and get yours here at

Meet the founder of Miracle Skin Transformer, Sarah McNamara at


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October 15, 2014

“Pretty Smart Beauty Gadgets” On Your Carolina

Whether you want to get rid of unwanted hair, tame or dry your hair faster, get sparkling teeth, get ready quicker or just plain relax, I suggest gadgets that can help.

Your Carolina

Your Carolina

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The WheeMe relaxation robot is designed to make the user relaxed and free from stress. It is palm sized and vibrates while it moves. Simply place it on top of your back and let it do the rest – decreasing blood pressure, decrease in anxiety and more are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to WheeMe’s benefits. The WheeMe robot has smart tilt sensors that prevents it from falling off your back, that way you can enjoy a long, stress relieving, treatment, without any concerns.

WheeMe has 3 relaxation modes: Vibration, Caress, And Tickling with the unique ‘Tingle Fingers’ accessory designed for a delightful tingling sensation.

Violife SLIM Sonic Toothbrush is a portable toothbrush available in a variety of bright colors and patterns, the Slim Sonic delivers a sparkling smile with 22,000 brush strokes per minute. The slim, mascara-style vented cap design is ideal for your handbag, gym bag or desk drawer.

Marco Norma is a world renowned hairstylist and designer of YOBRUSH. This brings consumers & “beauty-istas” a new way to reduce clutter in a purse and simplify life. It’s a dual purpose product. Designed for harmless tough detangling, windy days, after sports activities, to use at the gym, or anywhere “on the go”, YOBRUSH keeps you looking good while protecting your iPhone! It’s built right in to the case. In various colors it is available for the iPhone 5 and soon will be available for the iPhone 6.

Lindo Twist-n-Roll tweezers gently removes hair in a one twist motion. Its gentle and works like threading or tweezing. This little device will make your face look smooth and rid of unwanted hair on the upper lip, cheeks, neck and chin area.

The BLO & GO is a hands free blow dryer holder created to make styling your hair quicker and easier. It attaches instantly to almost any smooth flat surface like mirrors, windows & countertops. It’s like having an extra hand to hold your blow dryer while you dry and style your hair.

The CVS/pharmacy Fogless Shower Mirror is guaranteed fogless for life. It makes caring for your face in the comfort of the shower easy. For the guys it is perfect for close, comfortable shaves. Its is great for home and travel. It comes with a Squeegee and Travel pouch. Water in the easy-fill reservoir neutralizes the mirror and air temperature to eliminate fogging and specially designed suction cups adhere to virtually any wall surface and detach easily. The squeegee wipes away water drops.

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