Archives for March 2015

March 20, 2015

Today is World Oral Health Day

image004.jpg@01D062FEAs today, March 20th marks World Oral Health day, brush up in style with Violife’s Slim Sonic Toothbrush. This sonic powered, portable toothbrush delivers a sparking 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. Each Slim Sonic comes with a free replacement head and AAA battery, so you’re ready to go as soon as you open the package!The Violife’s Slim Sonic Toothbrush is available in a variety of bright colors and patterns to suit your style, the Slim Sonic comes with a free replacement head and AAA battery so you’re ready to go as soon as you open the package!                                                                     

The Slim Sonic Toothbrush retails for $15 online via

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March 20, 2015

I am Loving my Glo Minerals


I love Glo-Minerals makeup and have recently used two different products that I’ve never used before. They were Glo-Minerals eye shadow and their Precise Micro Eyeliner. First of all, the eye shadow is amazing. I got a really subtle color by the name of “Sand Pebble” and it goes on super smoothly with amazing color. It looks great, but it also works with any eye color and brings more attention to your eyes by making them appear brighter. Plu,s since it’s a very subtle color, it’s perfect for people that are more into natural looking makeup rather then darker colors like black.


As for Precise Micro Eyeliner in the color “Charcoal”, I love this eye liner a lot. First of all, the eyeliner itself is very thin which allows you to create perfect, intricate, lines that are usually very hard to achieve with normal eyeliner. And the color is a very nice subtle gray which is very nice if you want to wear eyeliner, but do not want to have the really heavy, overwhelming look that black eyeliner can create. Plus this eyeliner has great pigmentation and stays on for a long time without smudging. Personally, I wore this eyeliner all day and it looked nearly the same as when I put it on. So if you’re looking to achieve natural looking makeup with long lasting color, give Glo-Minerals makeup a try.


Rachael Murray, Teen Blogger

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March 19, 2015

Jamacian grilled chicken wings recipe

I love trying out new recipes and when I came across this recipe I could not resist! So simple and easy to do. Can be baked or grilled! For more on this recipe and others check out ENJOY!!!!

Chicken Wings

Chicken Wings

Serves: 6

Jerk marinade (your favorite) 3 cups
Garlic, chopped 3 Tbsp
Thyme, fresh chopped 1 Tbsp
Allspice, ground 1 tsp
Water 1 cup
Scallions, sliced 1/8″ 4 Tbsp
Chicken Wings whole, thawed 5 pounds
Jerk Seasoning Dry* as needed

Add the jerk marinade, garlic, thyme, allspice, water, and scallions in a large bowl and mix well using a whip to evenly combine the ingredients. Add the chicken wings to the marinade, cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator on the bottom shelf.
##Make sure the chicken wings are fully thawed this helps the chicken to fully absorb the marinade.
##Marinate the chicken wings for 18 to 24 hours before cooking. The longer the marinating time, the more flavorful the wings will become.

After marinating is complete, remove the wings from the marinade and place in a clean bowl. Lightly season the wings with the dry jerk seasoning and lay on a sheet pan with the wing tips face down. Bake the wings at 350ºF for 20 – 25 minutes or until fully cooked. Remove from the oven and place in the refrigerator to chill to 40ºF.

Make sure the wings are drained well after being removed from the marinade or the seasoning will not fully adhere to the wings.
The wings are cooked with the wing tips face down, to allow more even cooking and removal of excess fat from the chicken skin.
By pre-cooking the wings this prevents flare-ups on the grill during the final grilling procedure

Heat your gas or charcoal grill to medium heat. Place the chilled wings on the grill and grill for 2 ½ – 3 minutes on each side. The skin of the wings should develop a crisp texture and a mahogany like color. Make sure the wings are fully heated to 165ºF.

Wings can also be placed on the grill directly from the oven to express the cooking process.
Allspice or pimento leaves can be placed on the grill during the grilling process to give the wings a light smoked flavor.

Serve hot with your favorite beverage. (recipe & picture courtesy of

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March 19, 2015

Feel the Glamour with Juicy Couture’s Hollywood Royal


It’s New! It’s Eye Catching! It’s simply amazing and it’s going to be an added adornment on my daughter’s Bureau! It’s Juicy Couture’s Limited Edition Eau de Toilette Hollywood Royal! Juicy Couture fragrances are my daughter’s favorite and she has just about all of them. The fragrances not on her bureau are with her at college. She will be so surprised to find her early birthday present next to her other Juicy perfumes when she comes home.

Juicy Couture’s Hollywood Royal is definitely a fragrance every age group can enjoy. I even  find myself  gravitating to her fragrance collection and spritzing on Juicy perfumes and  Hollywood Royal is no exception. I’ve already tried it and I love it!

The fragrance is a mature scent with hints of fruits and a “sexy mix of jasmine sambac and cashmere wood”. As explained by Juicy Couture,Cashmere wood, vanilla, marshmallow and soft musks fuse together in the dry down to create the signature scent that defines a Hollywood Royal.”

Juicy Couture Hollywood Royal is a perfect fragrance to give as a gift, maybe Mother’s Day perhaps! As you can see by the bottle’s design, this fragrance it meant to shine and captivate! I read the inspiration behind Hollywood Royal and it is quite unique.

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A natural jetsetter, she has been around the world, but to her there is no place like Los Angeles. Only here can she surf the Malibu waves by day and transform into a fashion darling by night, walking Hollywood’s hottest red carpets. Her coveted wardrobe makes the front pages daily, and with admirers emulating her look, nothing is more important than her defining signature scent – Juicy Couture Hollywood Royal.

The Design of the bottle is adorned with stars representing Hollywood glamour and Juicy Couture’s Hollywood Royal could not be any more glamorous.


A girl can have the best of both worlds with Juicy Coutures Rollerball Duo. This compact, purse size fragrance contains Juicy Couture Hollywood Royal Eau de Toilette at one end and Viva la Juicy Eau de Parfum at the other end. Each end of the rollerball carries .17 fl. oz.  You can find Juicy Couture fragrances in Ulta Beauty  or

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March 19, 2015

5 Glam Spring Style Tips!

Spring is here and so here are my 5 Glam Spring Style Tips to get you all ready for the warmer weather ahead…


Style Tip 1:
The Perfect Length
Length is key when rocking the flare jean. Make sure the hem is skimming the surface of the ground. More than a half inch off the ground is too short. When in doubt it’s best to go longer. We have the Malibu Flare Jean in three lengths (short, regular, and long) available to ensure you get the best fit.

Style Tip 2:
Perfect Proportions
In order to make the most impact with the flare style, you’ll want to consider your proportions, which means really playing up that long, lean line of the pant leg. Go with a top that mimics that same length, such as the Provence Sweater. Wear it open over that tucked in top to accentuate your waistline. Long, layered necklaces are the perfect finishing touch.

Style Tip 3:
The Right Shoe
Selecting the right shoe is critical when wearing flare jeans. Heels are a fantastic choice because they really add to the illusion of length and height. The combination of heels and flare jeans will result in “legs that go on for days” and certainly turn heads. Or, you might want to try a flat sandal for a casual boho-chic weekend vibe. We recommend staying away from any closed flat shoe (for example: loafers, ballet flats, or boots) as they can detract from the illusion of longer legs.

Style Tip 4:
Elongate With Color
A column of color is an easy way to make the flare jean ultra-sophisticated. Try going head-to-toe in white by pairing the White Wide Leg Jean with the Origami Pocket Tee. Throw on a denim jacket and some blocked heels and you’ll be a style maven!

Style Tip 5:
Emphasize Your Curves
The flare jean was made to flatter the female figure. The wide leg and high waist work their magic to balance out your shape. To draw attention to these details, tuck in your shirt and wear a cute belt. The result is flattering and feminine.

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March 19, 2015

Daddy’s Girl Brings Us To Tears!

Watch the latest video from 21-year-old country singer and former Survivor contestant Baylor Wilson… it will just bring you to tears.

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March 19, 2015

Take a seat on Your Carolina

Today I presented this “Take a Seat” easy at-home exercise session today on “Your Carolina with Jack and Kimberly”:

Your Carolina

Your Carolina

Watch the segment here:

Take a Seat

Equipment Needed:


1st Workout

Sit at the edge of the chair both feet planted on the floor

Extend your right leg out with your heel touching the floor (keep foot flexed)

Lift your leg to the height of you knee and place down and touch heel on floor

Repeat 10 times

Then hold leg level to knee then rise it above your knee and bring back level to knee

Repeat 10 times

Do the same motion on other side

2nd Workout

Sit at the edge of the chair both feet planted on the floor

Lift your right leg and swing it to the right so that you feel the pull in your inner thigh

Return your leg back to the front and repeat for 10 times

Do the same on motion on the other side

3rd Workout

Sit at the edge of the chair bring your right knee in towards your chest and then push forward (Keep foot


Repeat 10 times

Do the same motion on the other side

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March 19, 2015

Just in time for spring fashion

Today I presented Pretty Fashion and Accessory items just in time for Spring.

On Good Day Carolinas

On Good Day Carolinas

Watch the segment here:

Items include:

Laura Ashley Is showing a lot of floral print blouses and tops under solid color cropped cardigans like this Laura Ashley Red Cropped Cardigan. Or, wear this knit cardigan with high-waisted trousers or a shift dress for a polished finish. This Cropped Cardigan is right on trend! ($54)

Again, from Laura Ashley, we have a pretty Spring look with the Laura Ashley Mini Patent Tote Bag. The vibrant hue of this sleek mini tote bag will add a pop of colour to your look this Spring season. With a slick patent finish, this bag also features a zip closure, internal pockets and is finished with cool silver-toned hardware. ($60)

Spring is all about flowers and embracing your feminine side. Nothing says Spring better than this pretty and functional WOMANSWORK Rose Pattern cotton Sun Hat . It is fully lined and machine washable. This Sun Hat blocks more than 95% of UVA and UVB rays! ($27)

Speaking of Sun Protection, Spring has made its way here and more of us will get outside into the sunshine. It is important to wear the right eyewear too. Be sure to protect your eyes this Spring! Etnia Barcelona Sun Glasses are a celebrity favorite and recently Selma Blair, Ryan Phillipe and Mark Paul Gosselaar were spotted wearing Etnia Barcelona Sun Glasses while out to lunch in Los Angeles. The lenses used at Etnia Barcelona eyewear are the most technologically advanced in the world,made by Barberini SpA, in Italy. They are made with toughened natural crystal lenses.They provide 70 times better vision than any plastic lens. With maximum UV protection, there are many collections with many designs for men and women and unisex. (Adult Glasses range over $100).

While stepping out this Spring. Sport a pair of Dr. Scholls Athletic shoes, casual shoes or sandals. We love Dr. Scholls Lace Up Reef Sneaks (Sneakers) in pretty Spring colors . The iconic Dr. Scholl’s shoes combine comfort and fashion into all styles. (prices vary)

Actress Eva Mendes Multicolor Collar Necklace is designed with a bevy of beautiful Spring colors. It is very feminine and it is (under $50)! You can wear it with a high collared shirt, a sweater, a fancy blouse, a top or a Spring dress. Eva Mendes collections have everything from necklaces to overcoats. Her jewelry category includes: bracelets, necklaces, earrings, watches, rings and pins so there is plenty there to add to your Spring jewelry armoire.

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March 19, 2015

One of a kind spring fashion from Ella Bing

Reshaping Fashion with Ella Bing

(Tampa, FL) Ella Bing ( is proud to announce the release of their Spring 2015 Collections. This season’s inspiration of hand crafted essentials is centered on the Nautical lifestyle by choosing patters, colors and fabrics that lend themselves to classic Nautical charm. These colors such as deep blues, bold reds and bright yellows are elegantly paired with classic Nautical vibes such as checks, anchors, bold stripes, madras and more.

Ella Bing is releasing a full line consisting of 14 new bow ties and 14 new neckties ( They are also including new lapel flowers and pocket squares. Along with an already growing catalog, Hand turned wooden razors ( and Handcrafted wooden sunglasses ( will both be making an appearance in the Spring. These two products will make great additions to our already stellar lineup and turn heads throughout the world of fashion.

Ella Bing

Ella Bing

In the world of mass production, it is very rare to find a company that outs as much pride into their product like Ella Bing. No item is mass produced and all items are handcrafted with care, taking in every finest detail. That’s the Ella Bing way.

Whether you’re shopping for the Spring or shopping for a special occasion, show someone their #1 with a unique, one of a kind, handcrafted gift of style.

Ella Bing wooden sunglasses

Ella Bing wooden sunglasses

About Ella Bing:

Ella Bing is a family owned business ( specializing in both cloth and wood bow ties as well as other male fashion and lifestyle accessories. The company was founded after the loss of a brother and son, Matthew Kraus. The Kraus family honors Matthew’s spirit, infectious personality and love of fashion with handmade custom bow ties, much like Matthew himself would have worn. Matthew lives on in timeless style via Ella Bing and his family. The work is centered on quality, presentation, attention to detail and customer service. What’s more, 10% of every sale goes to the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. This is the handcrafted gift that keeps on giving.

For more information on Ella Bing and this line visit:

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March 18, 2015

DIY envelopes for your next party

I love this simple DIY idea for making an envelope.
Use a square paper doily and fold the sides in around your card or invitation. (You can find these at Joanne Fabrics or Michaels Craft Stores) Fold the sides and bottom in around your card or invitation so they overlap slightly.  Make sure to leave enough room to slide in your card or invitation. Use a clear glue stick to hold them in place. (See photo for folding example)

DIY enveleope

DIY enveleope

Finally, you can add a wax initial stamp, sticker, or label for an added touch to seal your envelope. Simple, inexpensive, elegant, and a truly unique way to set the tone for your special occasion.
Have fun, and then send me a photo of your beautiful creation to post or let me know how it goes!

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