Archives for April 2015

April 24, 2015

Scentbird is a Fragrant Mother’s Day Gift that keeps on giving!


Your choice of a 30-­‐day supply of designer perfume is just a click away New York, NY (April 2015) –

Newcomer to the fragrance market? Scentbird provides a stylish and modern, yet convenient and affordable way to keep your fragrance game on point. For $14.95 USD per month, subscribers to Scentbird will have access to a 30-­‐day supply of over 350 top designer fragrances, including Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Hermes, Gucci and Marc Jacobs delivered directly to their door in a sleek and beautiful purse-­‐sized spray. The 0.27oz-­‐sized bottle (about the size of a rollerball) contains your choice of perfume. Subscribers can choose their fragrance based on suggestions from Scentbird’s TruScent™ Recommender, which leverages a database of thousands of scent profiles and 500,000 reviews by real women. Or, find their match searching by brand, mood, occasion or personality. Customers create a queue of different scents they want to experience in the coming months, or continue on with a scent they feel connected to for as long as they want.

Born out of frustration with the “perfume graveyard”—expensive bottles of designer perfume collecting dust on every woman’s dresser—Scentbird was created to provide an alternative for women of today that is both practical and exciting. Mariya Nurislamova, CEO of Scentbird states, “The number one reason women buy perfume is to find something new or different. In fact, most women 18 to 34 no longer believe in having a signature fragrance. These women are used to living a life on their terms, changing their scent on a whim and matching it to an outfit. Expensive perfume bottles that last for years just cannot keep up with a modern woman’s lifestyle.“ With Scentbird, the world of fragrance opens up. Clients have an affordable option to experiment with new scents and to mix up their routine without having to spend hundreds of dollars or commit to one single bottle for years. However, the tactile experience of purchasing a new perfume is not lost. Scentbird perfumes are beautifully packaged and simple to use, and the sophisticated black atomizer is nestled in a luxurious velvet pouch. And with a platform that is friendly to both the indecisive customer and the fragrance-­‐wearer who knows what she likes, Scentbird is a practical option for every type of personality. To become a scent-­‐savvy member of Scentbird and indulge in this affordable luxury at

Scentbird is the perfect gift to give mom the luxury of designer perfume without having to guess….and it keeps on giving!


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April 22, 2015

Celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22nd, and every day with natural earth-friendly beauty brands that are effective and chemical free!

Kermit the Frog was wrong, it IS easy being green!

Earth Day is the perfect time to get behind these earth-friendly, all natural beauty treats

Mad Hippie
• emerginC scientific organics
• Whitening Lightning ZERO White
• FABY Nature
• Heaven by Deborah Mitchel




Blending the “mad scientist” formulations with “hippie” natural mentality, Mad Hippie skincare is all-natural and filled with active ingredients that actually work. With formulas that combine antioxidants, peptides, bioavailable vitamins and alpha hydroxyl acids, the Mad Hippie collection treats signs of aging, including environmental and sun damage.

NEW Vitamin A Serum – $32.99
Face Cream – $25.99
Eye Cream – $24.99
Vitamin C Serum – $33.99
Exfoliating Serum – $34.99
Antioxidant Facial Oil – $24.99
Cream Cleanser – $15.99

Via: & select Whole Foods Markets

emergnC  Scientic Organics Collection

emergnC Scientic Organics Collection

emerginC’s scientific organic range is 100% natural and at least 70% organic, throughout the collection. Formulated without parabens, petro-chemicals and synthetic fragrance, the scientific organics products are not only good for your, but work too! For every product sold, emerginC will plant a tree in an indigenous area with the Plant-It 2020 campaign.

NEW citrus-kombucha body wash – $36
NEW peptide booster serum – $ 85
kombucha cleanser – $35
spirulina toner – $30
phytocell serum – $75
phytocell detox mask – $50
phytocell cream – $87.50
eyelight cream – $65
eyelight serum – $55
at-home facial peel + clarifying kit – $90
grape stem cell, white tea + seaweed body butter – $45
in lips we trust – $24
coconut-argan body oil – $54
ginger-lime sugar scrub -$45
trial/travel set – $89

All products available via:
Now through Earth Day, emerginC will be planting 2 viable, indigenous trees in non-harvest locations for every Facebook page like they receive.
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Whitening Lightening ZERO WHITE Collection

Whitening Lightening ZERO WHITE Collection

The ZERO White Collection contains no harmful peroxide and is ideal for anyone looking for a more green way to effectively whitening their teeth. This one of a kind treatment utilizes an all-natural blend of botanicals and baking soda with a sweet gel mint flavor that will not cause any pain or sensitivity post-use. The ZERO White products restore teeth, crowns, veneers and caps to a natural white, completely pain and chemical free.

ZERO White Teeth Whitening System – $115 via:

ZERO White Teeth Whitening Pen – $29 via:

FABY Nature  Collection

FABY Nature Collection

FABY borrows the colors of the Earth and revitalizes them in six lustrous shades with the FABY Nature collection. This new formula puts an emphasis on protecting the environment without sacrificing the quality of the product. The polish glides on perfectly, dries in minutes and is long-lasting, ensuring vibrant and luminous color. The ingredients, 87% of which are of natural origin, are derived from the manufacture of wood pulp, cotton, maize, cassava and other raw vegetable materials and are not derived from petroleum. Safe and eco-friendly, FABY polishes come in a glass bottle, a material that is both ecological and recyclable.

Etruscan Clay – a grey with an antique and refined flavor
Afromosia – a deliciously deep chocolate brown
100% Cashmere – a natural, light beige nude
Cymbidium – a green with sharp orchid tones
Peau d’Ange – a fun, light coral
Silk Cocoon – nude with silk and cream undertones

$23 via:

Heaven by Deborah Mitchell

Heaven by Deborah Mitchell

Using only natural and organic ingredients, the new Stratosphere collection by Deobrah Mitchell is a favorite of A-listers including Kate Middleton, Victoria Beckham, Mariska Hargitay, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kate Hudson and many more. With proprietary ingredients like ABEETOXIN, a bee venom that mimics botox, this anti-aging line provides instant and long-lasting results.

Bee Polish – $23.84 to $79.45
Age Defiance Cream – $23.84 to $138.25
Bee Venom Mask – $23.84 to $174.79 (Silver), $349.59 (Black), $743.67 (Gold)
Heavenly Eyes Regenerating Complex – $71.51
Chamomile Desensitising Hydrogel – $23.84 to $79.45
Clarifying Serum – $60.07 to $122.28
Cleanse & Foam Wash – $52.44 to $100.11
Divine Cream – $23.84 to $138.25
Dream Oil Serum – $60.07 to $122.28
Hydro Cleansing Milk – $23.84 to $79.45
Youthful Moisturizer – $23.84 to $71.51
WillowBee Mask & Cleanse – $117.99
Vanilla Pod Hand Cream – $55.62
Silk Skin BeeBee Cream – $79.45 (Honey, Caramel, English Rose)
Overnight Success Oxygen Cream – $23.84 to $195.13
Peppermint Clarifying Hydrogel – $23.84 to $79.45
SOS Oil Serum – $60.07 to $122.28
LIA Oil Serum – $60.07 to $122.28
New Edition Cleansing Cream – $23.84 to $100.11
Orange Flower Cell Renewal Hydrogel – $23.84 to $79.45

All products are available via:
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April 22, 2015

More pics “Sais Quoi” goes RAW

With any good fashion show comes practice and preparation! Time to “Sissy that Walk”-(RuPaul)

Photos courtesy of Mason Hartenstein

Photos courtesy of Mason Hartenstein

Photos courtesy of Gina Sais Quoi

Photos courtesy of Gina Sais Quoi

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April 22, 2015

“Sais Quoi” goes RAW

Hair, makeup, fashion and a runway it could only mean one thing… Fashion Show! Last Thursday, Gina Sais Quoi designs graced the runway at the first RAW Artists show of the 2015 season at The Orpheum in Tampa, FL. Having been in front of the camera and working the runway most of her life, Gina Sais Quoi is a veteran when it comes to her shows.

Sais Quoi goes RAW photos courtesy of Cameron Balmer

Sais Quoi goes RAW
photos courtesy of Cameron Balmer

RAW Natural Born Artists is an organization to help up and coming artists to showcase their talent. With everything from musicians, fashion designers, makeup artists and more, RAW is every talents dream. Gina knew that RAW was for her when she did her first show. “Everything about a RAW event is so organized and well put together, not to mention very stress free” (Quote by Gina Sais Quoi)

Sais Quoi goes RAW Photos courtesy of Cameron Balmer

Sais Quoi goes RAW
Photos courtesy of Cameron Balmer

When picking her models and her team Gina looks not only at the outer appearance but also the inner appearance. To her these girls are going to be looked up to and admired. They are real people. I was invited to be one of her models alongside many beautiful young ladies who are from all walks of life. Students, mothers and career woman, Gina Sais Quoi designs says it all!

The “Sais Quoi” team:
Models: Monique Buscemi, Aimee Nicole, Kaitlyn Smith, Reiko Hardy, Elyse Christine, Megan Damaron, Elizabeth Francis, & Annie Hatcher
Makeup Artists: Mason Hartenstein, Aimee Nicole
Hairstylists: Cameron Balmer, Manna McCloud, Monique Buscemi, Mason Hartenstein

Behind the scenes GSQ Photos courtesy of Gina Sais Quoi

Behind the scenes GSQ
Photos courtesy of Gina Sais Quoi

If you want to see more about Gina and also more about RAW check out as well as

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April 22, 2015

Celebrate Eco-friendly Nail Treatments from Lauren b.

Let’s celebrate Earth Day!!!   Paint your earth and your nails green with Lauren B Beauty Nail Couture ( This revolutionary nail treatment system is 5-Free, eco-friendly, vegan friendly, contains no harsh chemicals and are proudly crafted right here in the US! From base to color to topcoat, the groundbreaking treatment system is good for your nails, highly functional and fashionable!

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April 22, 2015

Le Couvent des Minimes Celebrates Earth Day

Today is Earth Day! Be good to the earth and to yourself this year by snagging some amazing all-natural/eco-friendly products. .

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Uplifting Moisturizer

Le Couvent des Minimes offers a range of natural skincare, fragrance, and bath and body formulas inspired by centuries-old therapeutic recipes. The brand’s new Eau de Matines Refreshing Body Moisturizer is bright and uplifting with a refreshing blend of Orange and Lemon, and a finishes with touches of Cedar and Basil for a warm and woody finish. What is even more uplifting?

Le Couvent des Minimes donates 1% of total sales to the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary association to support health and childhood projects.

View the complete collection at

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April 22, 2015

No Nonsense Celebrates Earth Day

pantyhose recycling

No nonsense, who offer a stylish array of tights, leggings and socks, has the perfect program to help readers reduce their ‘fashion carbon footprint’ – by recycling their tights!

  • While we love the way sheer hosiery and stylish tights look on legs, we’re not as thrilled to see them in landfills. NoNonsense has developed the first tights recycling program that repurposes the Nylon/Spandex blend found in many tights, and turns them into things such as park benches, running tracks, car insulation, and playground equipment.
  • Simply visit to download a mailing label, box up your used tights and pantyhose (they will accept all brands), and bring them to your nearest shipping location. No nonsense collects them all and sends everything to a recycling facility.
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April 22, 2015

Get the Perfect Look with Real Techniques Sculpting Brushes

Collector's Edition Sculpting Set

 I loved  Real Techniques Collector’s Edition Sculpting Set. Coming from a person that regularly contours their face, these brushes are perfect for the job. The sculpting brush is a wide, angled brush that is great for applying bronzer and creating perfect contours.

My personal favorite is the fan brush. The fan brush, which is a set exclusive, works excellently for sweeping away excess, loose makeup, but it also softly applies layers of powder. I noticed that it works especially well for highlighter because if you’re not careful, highlighter can be really overpowering and too intense. But with this brush it helps you add a perfect amount of highlighter so you look flawless.

And last, there’s the setting brush. This brush is also perfect for applying highlighter and bronzer if you want your makeup to look more precise in specific areas. For example; applying blush in the apples of your cheeks and not the hollows. With all this being said, if you want flawless contours and perfect highlights go get yourself a Real Techniques Sculpting Set of brushes!

 Real Techniques Collector’s Edition Sculpting Set can be found at Kohl’s and Ulta Stores or
Rachael Murray
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April 22, 2015

Chatting Glam With Dr. Sergio Alvarez!


Dr. Sergio Alvarez is one of the top plastic surgeons to the stars working out in Miami, befriending the likes of Miley Cyrus, Heidi Klum, Elton John, Audrina Patridge & countless others, and he gave It’s A Glam Thing a few moments of his time to chat glam and beauty, along with some tips of the trade.


What is the definition of glam and beauty to you?

I believe beauty comes in many different forms. It also changes from culture to culture, from person to person, and from time to time. What we in North America have set as the “ideal of beauty” isn’t necessarily what Europeans or Middle Easterners find as “beautiful”. I truly believe that beauty is rooted in someone’s character, which ultimately presents through his or her external features. It is how they groom themselves, how they dress, and how they present themselves; and that is different from person to person. In plastic surgery we are privy to an individual’s insecurities about their bodies, but I think it is amazing how addressing those issues for each individual changes the way they think and feel. It still boggles my mind how much plastic surgery can change a person’s life and how they feel about themselves.

What trend in the cosmetic surgery world do you see happening a lot these day?

Trends are a huge part of our field but I like to separate out the marketing from the science, because the marketing is way ahead of the science. From a scientific trend, fat transfer is the hot topic in our field today. We are seeing some amazing results from transferring fat to the face in small quantities due to the fact we tend to lose fat throughout our face in our later years. In Miami specifically where this trend is being seen clinically is in what we call down here the Brazilian Butt Lift. We transfer a large quantity of fat into the gluteal regions to help shape and enlarge the gluteal silhouette. Women come in asking to look like Nicki Minaj or Kim Kardashian.

What is the number one compliant most females have when they come in for a consultation?

One of the most common complaints I typically get from women is that they don’t feel they fill out or accentuate their curves in clothing. I think a lot of women have a desire to look great naked, but also have a desire to feel they can make an outfit look amazing by filling it out or accentuating their curves.

Why do you normally turn down potential patients?

When I turn down a patient it typically is due to a lack of understanding about expectations. I think that understanding one another is key to having a happy patient. If I don’t feel like a certain patient understands or accepts the limitations of what I am able to provide I would rather decline the patient than have an unhappy patient down the road.

Does your offices sell any types of beauty products besides the surgeries you perform?

Yes I have a medispa component to my practice as we like to offer a one-stop shop for ones beauty needs. I have aestheticians that provide an array of facial and bodywork. We currently carry the new Zein Obagi products called ZO but are always on the lookout for the newest and hottest products that work!

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April 22, 2015

Best beauty drugstore buys under $15 !

Are you aware that Drugstore shopping is “SO IN”? Did you know that drugstores have hidden gems ALL over especially in the haircare/skincare aisle? Is your budget a little “tight”?

Well read on…
Below are some of the BEST items that you can find, right in your fave local drugstore, at an amazing price!


It’s true!! ALL of the above-pictured items are available for under $15, and you can find them at any of your local CVS, Walgreens, ULTA and Duane Reade retailers !
Conair Mini Velvet Touch Brush – for easy on-the-go styling!
scunci Hair Ties – from the colorful Braided 3x Stronger to the pastel Comfy Collection and more!
scunci Jewel Bobby Pins – get glam, FAST with these gorgeous bobby pins (a perfect accessory to pick up at the drugstore!)
Touchback Root Touch-Up and Root Touch-Up Wand – You’ll NEVER have to leave home with your roots showing! Can you believe these are available right at your CVS, Walgreens or Duane Reade (no matter where you are, there’s always a place you can get this!)
3-in-1 Sensitive Touch Wipes, Refreshing Foam Cleanser, Waterproof Makeup Remover and Bright Now BB Cream -a COMPLETE set of the AMAZING brightening products from LUMENE!

So head on over to your favorite drugstore, grab a shopping cart, and get ready to have some fun, save money, and look terrific with your “Beauty Bargains”.

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