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December 31, 2014

Happy 2015 eyes start now!

Beauty starts from within and where better to start than with the eyes? These 6 simple yoga exercises for the eyes will help strengthen, tone as well as help stimulate circulation to the eye area and can possibly help improve vision. As a bonus these exercises will also help relieve the everyday eyestrain from the use of computers, reading etc. Have fun and follow along with me.

eye exercises

eye exercises

Click the link to check out how you can strengthen stimulate circulation in your eyes here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmwXtqPswF8

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December 31, 2014

How you can transform your skin, wardrobe, hair and wellness in just 72 hours

All of us look to the New Year as a time to make changes in many aspects of our lives.  We’re giving you a twist on traditional New Year’s Resolutions.  We call this New in 72 – ways you can transform your skin, wardrobe, hair and wellness in just 72 hours.  It’s a beautiful and exciting way to kick off your 2015!

Skin
Skin care expert and Founder, President/CEO of Vertere Skin Care, Bethany Hilt, offers the following tips to see a visible difference in your skin within 72 hours:

Drink coconut water daily – Coconut water is not just a great hydrator due to its electrolyte content, but it also contains cytokines and lauric acid which are used in the process of cell growth and their regulation. Coconut water has significant anti-aging, anti-carcinogenic and anti-thrombotic properties which helps to minimize skin aging, balance PH levels and keep connective tissue hydrated.

Add a facial loofah to your cleansing routine – Regardless of the cleansing modality you’re currently using, whether it’s your hands or a Clarisonic, use a facial loofah gently once a day.  This boost of manual exfoliation can quickly eliminate dead skin cells and polish your skin to perfection.

Vertere’s Dramatic Transformation Cream SPF 15 – To build on the tips above and see a visible difference in your skin within 72 hours, use Vertere Skin Care’s Dramatic Transformation Cream SPF 15 daily.  A consumer test panel, beauty editors, bloggers and testimonials like this consistently report seeing a visible difference in their skin within 72 hours.

Wardrobe
Celebrity wardrobe stylist Newheart Ohanian, who recently styled singer Estelle as well as spreads for Interview Germany, Vogue Taiwan and Elle Mexico, offers these pro principles for refreshing your wardrobe within 72 hours:

Create ‘uniforms’ in your closet

Organize your closet according to the staples of your ‘uniforms’

Make these items the staples of your ‘uniforms’ to create go-to look:

A little black dres

A crisp white shirt

Black blazer(s)

Cashmere sweaters

Tux trousers

Jeans

Turtlenecks

Pencil skirts

Refresh your wardrobe with new key items and accessories such as a cashmere camel coat, ankle booties, a good military boot and stackable bracelets.

Hair
Celebrity hairstylist, Kozmo Fahringer, who has perfected the tresses of hundreds of models as well as celebrities such as Brooke Shields and Isabella Rossellini, relies on one go-to product to create a blowout that lasts 72 hours –  Phytovolume Actif.  Just spray it into damp hair, blow dry and style.  Your style will last for 72 hours without being crunchy.  Use dry shampoo on day three if necessary.

Wellness
Marcia Camino, yoga expert and founder of Pink Lotus Yoga Studio, recommends three types of meditation that are lesser-known to create improved emotional and spiritual health within 72 hours.  These practices have shown to have a positive affect even after just one session, so practice one, two, or all three for three days straight and note the profound shift in your psyche:

Yoga Nidra (Yoga Sleep) – Yoga Nidra helps your mind and body relax deeply because your subconscious comes to the forefront and your analytical, judgmental mind falls away.

Yin Yoga – Here, we investigate postures held for several minutes each that not only open the body  for greater flexibility but also clears the mind by training the brain to ‘stay put’; necessary in our stressful world.

Freeform movement  –  At Pink Lotus Yoga Studio, we sometimes get out of our yoga minds and just shake it!  We turn on danceable music for several minutes and ask students to explore creating movement from the heart rather than the head and to enjoy themselves while moving. Moving/Dancing is one of the best meditations in motion around; it can bring on “ananda” (happiness).

Here’s to you making visible improvements to these aspects of your life in just 72 hours to kick off 2015 in a powerful way!

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December 31, 2014

New Year’s Eve DIY Glam

My DIY under $10= Glitter and Glam Champagne, Wine or Beverage Bottles

This is one of my favorite simple DIY ideas (under $10) to Glam out any party especially your New Year’s Eve celebration! It’s inexpensive, easy to do and it’s a fun way to present a bottle of wine or champagne as your next hostess gift.

It’s as easy as spray adhesive and glitter!

Glitter and Glam

Glitter and Glam photo credit: madiganmade.com

Step 1: Apply spray adhesive suitable for glass to your bottle

Step 2: Sprinkle Glitter on the bottles in your desired color, colors or pattern

Step 3: Prepare to Wow your friends, family and guests!

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December 30, 2014

Get Creative

Get Creative with your next party!

Get Creative with your next party!

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December 30, 2014

Product shots from Enya Flack’s Christmas Day Fashion segment

wearing Lindy Bop

wearing Lindy Bop

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December 29, 2014

Sofia Vergara Wears PilyQ!

LOS ANGELES – December 26, 2014 – Sofia Vergara posted a photo on Instagram wearing PilyQ recently in Hawaii! The actress looked gorgeous in her Coconut White Eyelet One-Piece as she celebrated the holidays poolside with family and friends (Price Available Upon Request; www.pilyq.com).

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December 28, 2014

Join A Revolution – Life Time Fitness Commitment Day on January 1, 2015

JOIN A REVOLUTION !!

JOIN A REVOLUTION !!

Life Time Opens Its Doors to the Community During Commitment Day Festival 2015…

As the battle of the bulge wages on in America, we’re seeing skyrocketing obesity rates and lower life expectancies among children. Life Time–The Healthy Way of Life Company – https://www.lifetimefitness.com/en.html, aims to inspire positive change by opening its doors to the community and hosting one million workouts across the country during its Commitment Day Festival (January 1), Fun Run (January 1-4), and Indoor Triathlon Workout (January 4, 2015).

Set to take place at 113 Life Time destinations from coast to coast, the Festival will feature healthy family events all weekend long. In addition, 52 Life Time destinations will host the annual Commitment Day 5K Fun Run on January 1st for all ages and abilities as participants join together in a symbolic commitment to lead healthier, more active lives in 2015. Plus, in partnership with IRONMAN, on January 4th, 79 Life Time destinations will host an inaugural Indoor Triathlon Workout to encourage and educate people of all athletic abilities on the sport of triathlon.

The Commitment Festival is open to both members and non-members and will kick off on January 1, 2015 with the Commitment Day 5K Fun Run taking place in 52 cities in 24 states. Commitment Day Festival offers a variety of educational and entertaining events, including:

Daily Fit Talks and Workout Workshops – The FIT Talks series is designed to educate and empower participants with approachable, relevant, and simple life-changing actions, such as breaking up with sugar, eating fat to burn fat, and why counting calories won’t lead to long term results. Participants may also attend a Workout Workshop in which they’ll have an opportunity to learn and burn with a new workout, such as ViPR, LT Connect, Strength and Flexibility, Battling Ropes, Upper Body Strength & Tone and more.

Jan. 2nd Alpha Madness – The Life Time Alpha program is designed for anyone looking to lose weight or enhance performance. Participants will start with a Get Connected Seminar to introduce heart rate training via LT Connect, which helps them train smarter not harder. From there, they’ll have the opportunity to compete against themselves in an Alpha Workout focused on functional movements suitable for all ages and fitness abilities.

Jan. 3rd Yoga Commitment Jam – Yogis and beginners alike will de-stress from the holidays and kick off a commitment to yoga with 90-minute Vinyasa Flow class suitable for all ages and abilities.

Jan. 4th Indoor Triathlon Hour powered by Life Time Tri and IRONMAN – Redefine your 2015: commit to tri. If you’ve ever wanted to try a tri, this is where to start. Inspiration without intimidation, the 60-minute indoor workout will feature a 10-minute pool swim, 30-minute spin, and 20-minute treadmill run. Athletes of all abilities from beginner to experienced are invited. All participants who register for and attend the Indoor Triathlon Hour ($25 fee) receive a lifestyle training shirt, swim cap, race bib, $20 off a $100 purchase at – http://www.ironmanstore.com , one free month of Masters swim lessons with Life Time Swim (new participants only) and $10 a new LifeSpa service of $50 or more, plus, are eligible for a chance to win one of three slots to the 2015 IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship in Zell am See-Kaprun, SalzburgerLand, Austria or, one of five slots to a Life Time Tri Series race. Learn more about event locations and registration at www.indoortri.com . Limited spots available per club.

Life Time will be opening its doors to the public during the Commitment Day Festival with a goal of getting one million people through the door to commit to a healthier life in 2015.”

JOIN A REVOLUTION !!

JOIN A REVOLUTION !!

What a great way to start a new year!!

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

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December 26, 2014

Pictures after the show

After my segment aired Christmas Day on Good Day Carolinas and the show ended, we had “breakfast” cooked by chefs from Emeril’s restaurant e2 🙂

on set

on set

On set

On set

Breakfast

Breakfast

 

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December 26, 2014

Join a Revolution – Life Time Opens Its Doors to the Community During Commitment Day Festival 20

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As the battle of the bulge wages on in America, we’re seeing skyrocketing obesity rates and lower life expectancies among children. Life Time–The Healthy Way of Life Company aims to inspire positive change by opening its doors to the community and hosting one million workouts across the country during its Commitment Day Festival (January 1), Fun Run (January 1-4), and Indoor Triathlon Workout (January 4, 2015).

Set to take place at 113 Life Time destinations from coast to coast, the Festival will feature healthy family events all weekend long. In addition, 52 Life Time destinations will host the annual Commitment Day 5K Fun Run on January 1st for all ages and abilities as participants join together in a symbolic commitment to lead healthier, more active lives in 2015. Plus, in partnership with IRONMAN, on January 4th, 79 Life Time destinations will host an inaugural Indoor Triathlon Workout to encourage and educate people of all athletic abilities on the sport of triathlon.

The Commitment Festival is open to both members and non-members and will kick off on January 1, 2015 with the Commitment Day 5K Fun Run taking place in 52 cities in 24 states. Commitment Day Festival offers a variety of educational and entertaining events, including:

  • Daily Fit Talks and Workout Workshops – The FIT Talks series is designed to educate and empower participants with approachable, relevant, and simple life-changing actions, such as breaking up with sugar, eating fat to burn fat, and why counting calories won’t lead to long term results. Participants may also attend a Workout Workshop in which they’ll have an opportunity to learn and burn with a new workout, such as ViPR, LT Connect, Strength and Flexibility, Battling Ropes, Upper Body Strength & Tone and more.
  • Jan. 2nd Alpha Madness – The Life Time Alpha program is designed for anyone looking to lose weight or enhance performance. Participants will start with a Get Connected Seminar to introduce heart rate training via LT Connect, which helps them train smarter not harder. From there, they’ll have the opportunity to compete against themselves in an Alpha Workout focused on functional movements suitable for all ages and fitness abilities.
  • Jan. 3rd Yoga Commitment Jam – Yogis and beginners alike will de-stress from the holidays and kick off a commitment to yoga with 90-minute Vinyasa Flow class suitable for all ages and abilities.
  • Jan. 4th Indoor Triathlon Hour powered by Life Time Tri and IRONMAN – Redefine your 2015: commit to tri. If you’ve ever wanted to try a tri, this is where to start. Inspiration without intimidation, the 60-minute indoor workout will feature a 10-minute pool swim, 30-minute spin, and 20-minute treadmill run. Athletes of all abilities from beginner to experienced are invited. All participants who register for and attend the Indoor Triathlon Hour ($25 fee) receive a lifestyle training shirt, swim cap, race bib, $20 off a $100 purchase at ironmanstore.com, one free month of Masters swim lessons with Life Time Swim (new participants only) and $10 a new LifeSpa service of $50 or more, plus, are eligible for a chance to win one of three slots to the 2015 IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship in Zell am See-Kaprun, SalzburgerLand, Austria or, one of five slots to a Life Time Tri Series race. Learn more about event locations and registration at www.indoortri.com. Limited spots available per club.

 

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December 25, 2014

Party Style on Good Day Carolinas

On Good Day Carolinas on Christmas morning, I will present an assortment of party fashion and style items to include:

On Good Day Carolinas

On Good Day Carolinas

Watch the video here: http://itsaglamthing.com/video/new-year-style/

Rhonda Shear Shimmer Seamless Tanks. They come in black and red shimmer ($29.90). This New year, treat yourself to this fabulous shimmer tank from the Rhonda Shear collection! Comfort stretch • Silver fog foil gives shimmer effect on outside only • Easy dual sizing • Wide non-adjustable straps • Fabric: 95% nylon, 5% spandex

https://www.rhondashear.com/seamless-shimmer-tank.html $29.90

Rustic Cuff was created by Jill Donovan. Cuff bracelets have adorned the wrists of some of the most beautiful and powerful women throughout history. So why not start off the New Year with beauty and power of your own with a Rustic Cuff. Rustic Cuff can be found in over 250 stores across the country as well as on Nordstrom.com and in select Dillard’s stores. Rustic Cuffs are available in prices ranging over and under $100. For a complete list of retail locations visit at www.rusticcuff.com

Fold-Over clutch from Alex and Ani’s new Gabriel Collection in the beautiful Amethyst color ($168) was inspired by Archangel Gabriel, the sacred messenger, this divine clutch securely holds your treasured belongings. The Path of Life symbol is embossed on the leather by artisans, making the bag a perfect, meaningful accompaniment to the day’s adventures. Featuring a unique fold over functionality, a leather zipper pull fringe, and a zip top, this clutch travels with you from day to night seamlessly. http://www.alexandani.com/handbags-1/gabriel-fold-over-clutch-amethyst.html

Kitsch Bun Pins, ($24)Kitsch Bun Pins are a perfect accessory for instant style for your hair this New Year season. Simply put your hair up into a top knot and place a Kitsch Bun Pin in front for the perfect finishing touch! Available in designs like: Deco, Crystal, BoHo and more. http://www.mykitsch.com/bun-pins/

Lindy Bop Designs are obsessed with fashion, the vintage kind! For generations, fashion has adapted as the decades have passed. Taking a closer look at the 40s and 50s, it seems like these decades had the biggest impact on the classic styles which we still wear today. There were many style icons who influenced the direction in which fashion followed. At Lindy Bop you will find styles like ‘Gina’ Glamorous Golden & Black 40’s 50’s Vintage Tea Party Dress, ‘Valerie’ So Sophisticated, Polka Dot Edged 50’s Vintage Swing Dress, ‘Cindy’ Popularly Pretty Polka Dot Print Vintage 50’s Party Dress, ‘Lisette’ Exquisitely Elegant Deep Blue Lace 40’s 50’s Style Party Dress and many more designs. www.lindybop.co.uk

Carmen Steffens Shoes are sold worldwide. Founded in 1993, Carmen Steffens manufactures extremely exclusive, limited-run products that are very diverse and of the highest quality. Carmen Steffens Shoe designs include wedges, boots , flats and heels perfect for ringing in the New Year. Price range upwards of $100 http://www.carmensteffens.com/ Carmen Steffens collections also include handbags and accessories.

 

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