Archives for August 2015

August 28, 2015



When it comes to ideal summer weather there’s no city better than LA. The weather in LA  can be thought of “pool weather” almost all year long.  What better way to spend a warm LA summer day or night than by the pool. The good news is you don’t have to make the 4 hour trek to Vegas to experience an amazing pool party. LA is home to some of the hottest pool parties scenes you never knew about.


This modern and sleek hotel is located in the heart of down town Los Angeles. Every Saturday and Sunday during the summer months The Standard Hotel hosts a pool party on their rooftop called “BASK”. Aside from the great food and DJ spinning the latest hits, it’s all about the 360 degree view of one of the most popular skylines in the world.


Talk about an iconic Hollywood hotel! The Roosevelt Hotel opened in the mid 1900’s and has remained the place to be scene ever since. In it’s early years, the Hollywood Roosevelt played host to countless icons: Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin and Clark Gable among others. In 1988 David Hockney completed a multi-million dollar mural painted at the bottom of the tropicana pool. The Tropicana sets the standard when it comes to pool parties. During summer evenings you can join in on the fun and experience their “ NIGHT SWIM”. When everyone else is going home, the Roosevelt’s pool party is just getting started.



The W hotel is a brand that people come to expect greatest from. The hotel chain represents luxury with just the right amount of sexy. The pool at the W Hotel Hollywood is located on the rooftop and is surrounded by cabanas, day-beds, and plush lounge chairs. The W calls their summer pool party the “WET DECK”. The name alone should tell you that if you’re not ready to jump in, then it’s probably best to stay home.


Why compete when you can add on? The W Hotel Westwood knows that sometimes the weekend is just too far away. That’s why every Wednesday during summer they host a pool party called the “MID-WEEK HOOKUP”. It’s the perfect way to spend your hump day. This pool party caters to the Angelenos that embrace the “firefighter schedule”: 3 days work and 4 days off.


When attending this pool party please remember not to bring sand to the beach. The pool party takes place Saturdays at Loews Hollywood and is charmingly titled “ FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS”. They’re not saying it’s a singles only party, but they are saying don’t bring your baggage.


The best keep secret is none other than the pool party hosted at the Mondrian/Skybar on Sat. & Sun. called “PLAYA ESCONDIDA”. Considered one of the more relaxed pool parties around town. This pool party is great for couples or groups of people that want to lounge by the pool, occasionally take a dip to cool off, and of course listen to good music.

The pool party scene in LA is nothing short of amazing. Next time you here an Angeleno talk about traveling all the way to vegas for a great summer time pool party, kindly remind them that LA is the place to be.

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August 27, 2015

Head to Toe Glow


Summer skin glow begins in the shower, your shower. You don’t have to shell out big bucks to have younger looking skin. Jump into the shower with dull, dry, dead skin and let Aqua Beauty Ocean Fresh Salt Scrub + Polishing Glove system turn back the hands of time.

This Dual exfoliation set comes with the Salt Scrub and 2 Skin polishing Gloves that works like magic. Aqua Beauty truly turns your shower into a “traveling hot tub.” Just jump into the shower, put on your Skin Polishing Glove and squirt a generous amount of the Salt Scrub in the palm of your hand and rub away that dull, dry, dead skin to renew your skin to smooth, youthful glowing skin.

We all want that youthful, glowing smooth skin that we once had. Your glow is just a click away. With Body Benefits Aqua Beauty Ocean Fresh Salt Scrub + Polishing Glove System in your shower your younger looking skin glow is just a scrub away.

Click on the video to see my results after using Aqua Beauty and get a bonus DIY exfoliating Coffee Mask for your face. Get your head to toe glow. <a href="http://[youtube]” target=”_blank”>

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August 27, 2015

This Week’s Mantra: “Follow your Instinct”

The saying: “Follow your Instinct” sounds simple, but it is actually quite challenging. When you see the same person three times in one day, run into your high school crush at the grocery store, or have a recurring dream about your best friend, FIND OUT WHY! Follow that instinct and launch yourself into the curiosity of where it might take you. There could be a reason our instinct is signaling something to us and following it could make all the difference or lead us to some kind of answer we’ve been looking for. Whether big or small in significance, sometimes our instincts can guide us to a message or wake up call that we are in need of at a certain point in our lives. Following our instincts is a part of our natural human drive! Don’t ignore it or quiet it down; try really listening to what your mind, body and soul are telling you and leap from there. You may find something you were really searching for….


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August 26, 2015

Chips of the Sea

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By Lisa Gal

New and strangely addictive Lime SeaSnax are heading to the 2015 Emmy Nominees and guests staying at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills for Emmy Award Season. They will be among the first to try the new Lime flavored SeaSnax. Once they finish off that delicious pack of seaweed sheets nominees will be able to rip open their Jalapeno Chomperz Crunchy Seaweed Chips and continue their new seaweed addiction all the way down the red carpet. With flavors from Original to Chipotle and Wasabi, you are sure to find your heat. Please check out all their different flavors and products here.

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August 26, 2015

Get Serious About Happiness with LiveHappy Magazine


By Lisa Gal

You can’t help, but be uplifted when you read LiveHappy Magazine. From the front to the back it is chock full of tips and suggestions on how you can be a happier you. With titles like “The Power of Positivity” and “Joyful Havens” it makes you want to delve in and see how people keep peace in a busy world. Some of the Emmy nominees and hotel guests of the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills will receive a copy in their Hollywood Swag Bag. You too can give the gift of happiness, by gifting a year long subscription. Click here to learn more!

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August 26, 2015

A New Era for ‘47 Brand


By Lisa Gal

Sports lifestyle brand ’47 has embarked on a new journey. Collaborating with Black Fives, ’47 can now call itself the first sports lifestyle apparel collection ever produced under license through a public charity. The Black Fives Foundation was created to honor its pioneers and their descendants. Through research, preservation and teaching they aim to engage and inspire youth while promoting the pre-1950 history of African Americans in basketball. Hollywood Swag bag is proud to have them in their bags being gifted to the 2015 Emmy nominees and guests of the Four Seasons Beverly Hills. Please visit to learn more about the Black Fives Era and ’ to order apparel and help support the Foundation.

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August 26, 2015

Providence Style Week

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August 26, 2015

Go For The Gold


I am going to let you in on a secret, really this beauty secret has been out for 65 years and it’s going gold! Are you looking for something to remove your make up? Need a new primer? Looking for the perfect after-shave cream? Or even a nice supple cream for your baby? Look no further because all you need is in this one beautiful gold tube. This is the only product you will ever need, eliminate all those jars on your bathroom counter. Lait-Crème Concentre is so soft, creamy, and smooth feels so rich and luxurious when you spread it all over your face and neck. Lait-Crème Concentre Gold is a 6 in1 multi-tasker: primer, moisturizer, make-up remover, repairing mask, an after-shave cream, and a baby-care product. I have found my new must have! I love how it restores my skin making it so soft and plump. Get in on this secret and get your gold today

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August 26, 2015

Show your “Star Powder” with Gerard Cosmetics

Feel like a Hollywood starlet with Gerard Cosmetics Star Powders in Marilyn, Lucy and Audrey. Each one is designed with these 3 icons in mind and to help you feel like the star that you are. Easy to apply, velvety finish and just the right amount of shimmer to highlight your features. Below I share my Star Powder in Lucy (after my favorite lady Lucille Ball) & give some little tips on how I apply, where and how much you need. Check it out and check out to see how you can get your very own.

Star Powders from Gerard Cosmetics

Star Powders from Gerard Cosmetics

Check out my video on Gerard Cosmetics Star Powder here:

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August 26, 2015

The secret to younger looking skin is Hynt Beauty SUN PREP


I recently received a compliment on my skin when I was told I don’t look my age. That’s a very nice compliment, but I have to admit, I do work on it. I always put sunscreen on my skin before going outside, and I use good skin care products. I try many products, but don’t like everything I try. The Skincare I do like, I use regularly (that’s the key) and they are doing wonders for my skin. My latest find is from Hynt Beauty, formerly Christopher Drummond Beauty, SUN PREP Broad Spectrum Skincare SPF30. This Sun Prep is fabulous, and I love it!

I love that SUN PREP Broad Spectrum Skincare SPF30 is a 3 in 1 formula, a primer, moisturizer and sunscreen all in one. I apply it in the morning after washing my face and before my make-up application. Sometimes I use it only as a sunscreen, and I love using it as a moisturizer especially before bedtime. The formula dries so quickly and is very lightweight which is perfect for bedtime. It also has an amazing scent, like a combination of coconut and florals. After reading the ingredients list (see below**) I knew my skin would be in good hands, after all, I do love the compliments.

SUN PREP Broad Spectrum Skincare SPF30 is so important because it protects your skin from UVA/UVB rays with “anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant rich organic plant extracts such as rhatany root, green tea leaf, wild pansy and licorice that soothe and protect the skin while creating a flawless base.”  SUN PREP Broad Spectrum Skincare SPF30 is perfect for the most sensitive skin.

SUN PREP Broad Spectrum Skincare SPF30 is formulated with ingredients that are safe for your skin and rich in organic plant extracts designed to hydrate and sooth your skin.

*hyntbeauty  lists some the  extracts that make SUN PREP Broad Spectrum Skincare SPF30 so unique“:

*PINE BARK EXTRACT : Slows down skin aging by enhancing skin’s elasticity and hydration levels while improving skin fatigue, improving skin’s smoothness and reducing fine lines. Pine Bark Extract has shown to significantly increase skin’s hyaluronic acid production when ingested as a supplement.
*ORGANIC SESAME SEED OIL: Rich in zinc, an important mineral in our body that can also increase skin elasticity and smoothness and reduce the appearance of age spots. Protects the body from foreign substances or toxins that get in through the skin.
*ORGANIC ALOE VERA LEAF: A powerful anti-inflammatory herb that calms, heals and encourages the production of keratin to rejuvenate tired skin. Also helps boost your daily sunscreen *by blocking up to 30% of ultraviolet rays.
*ORGANIC RHATANY ROOT EXTRACT : A shrub-like plant that grows in dry, high altitudes, its roots are rich in tannins and have effective natural astringent properties.
*ORGANIC GREEN TEA LEAF: A potent antioxidant that protects the skin’s cells from the damaging effect of free radicals. Stimulates microcirculation to enhance the tone and health of the skin.
SUN PREP Broad Spectrum Skincare SPF30 is all Natural, Vegan, Organics-based, PETA Approved, Gluten-free, and Non-Comedogenic. Naturally preserved and free of Toxins, Petrochemicals, Parabens, Nano-particles, Bismuth Oxychloride, Talc, Silicones, Mineral Oil, GMO’s, FD&C dyes, Carmine, and Phthalates.

You will find SUN PREP Broad Spectrum Skincare SPF30

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