Archives for September 2015

September 21, 2015

Body Butter with Flavor

Whish

Remember when you were a little girl and your mother had the best hand lotion ever? You know the special lotion that stayed in her room sitting on that mirror on her dresser, next to her fancy perfume. Remember the smell of it as she pumped a small amount into the palm of her hand and gently rubbed her hands together? I do, I also remember thinking one day I will have special lotion, now I too have my own special lotion. Thanks to Whish!

Whish is so special it’s not called lotion it’s called Body Butter. Whish has an exciting new line called the Soda Fountain Collection, exclusively offered at Nordstrom stores nationwide. This collection has four great scents Black Cherry, Ginger Melon, Orange Cream and Key Lime. When you pump a small amount into your palm the air is instantly filled with the scent and you imagine yourself sitting at the counter at the ice cream parlor, swinging your legs to the music playing on the juke box. This body butter goes on so smooth, rich and creamy my skin feels moisturized and hydrated for hours.

Go ahead and get your body butter at www.Nordstrom.com and pick the flavor that is going to keep your skin silky smooth all day.

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September 21, 2015

Get the Look: Motions Hair Care styles small screen sirens

The stars were out on the red carpet Sunday evening, rocking hot styles designed by celebrity hair stylists Ursula Stephen, Vanessa Sims and Danielle Milian using Motions® Salon Hair Care products.

Styled by Vanessa Sims

“We were inspired by Grace Kelly and old Hollywood glamour.” – Vanessa Sims

Uzo Aduba on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards

Uzo Aduba on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards

 

How To:

  • Use Motions Versatile Foam Styling Lotion and Motions Straight Finish Leave-In Conditioner on wet hair and blow dry with a round brush

  • Next, spray Motions Light Hold Working Spritz and wrap sections of hair around a 1-1.25” barrel curling. Use single prong clips to pin and set the curls

  • Remove the pins and brush through. Use a wide tooth comb to create a side part

  • Slowly gather hair into a low side ponytail. Secure ponytail with a bungee strap

  • Pin the curls up with 3” pins and finish with Motions Indulgent Oil Spray for Hair & Scalp to add shine

Products Used:

  • Motions Versatile Foam Styling Lotion ($4.99)

  • Motions Straight Finish Leave-In Conditioner ($6.99)

  • Motions Light Hold Working Spritz ($4.99)

  • Motions Indulgent Oil Spray for Hair & Scalp ($6.99)


Styled by Ursula Stephen

“I was inspired by the clean silhouette of her Calvin Klein gown.” – Ursula Stephen .” – Ursula Stephen

Laverne Cox on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards

Laverne Cox on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards

 

How To:

  • Apply Motions Versatile Foam Styling Lotion on damp hair and blow dry with a round brush 

  • Wrap medium sections hair around a 1″ barrel curling iron and curl upward 

  • Set the hair with a ‘doobie’ by parting the hair down the middle from the crown to the nape and then wrapping around the head in a circular motion. Secure with bobby pins

  • Unpin and brush out the curls with a paddle brush. Spray Motions Light Hold Working Spritz to hold the look

Products Used:

  • Motions Versatile Foam Styling Lotion ($4.99)

  • Motions Light Hold Working Spritz ($4.99)

Styled by Danielle Milian

“Christina’s stylish new haircut is youthful and great for everyday looks but a big Red Carpet event inspired us to create a statement look. We went with a sleek yet soft wave which looks glam and cool at the same time.” – Danielle Milian

styled by Danielle Milian

Styled by Danielle Milian

How to: 

  • Use Motions Light Styling Foam on wet hair and blow dry completely. Flat iron hair at the roots for a polished look

  • Next, create ‘S Waves’ using a flat iron and alternate the direction of the wave with each layer

  • Rub a small amount of Motions Shine Enhancing Pomade on fingertips and Separate the waves. Pin into place behind the ear with bobby pins

  • Set the look with Motions Oil Sheen and Conditioning Spray and smooth edges with Motions Shine Enhancing Pomade

Products Used:

  • Motions Light Styling Foam ($3.99)

  • Motions Shine Enhancing Pomade ($3.99)

  • Motions Oil Sheen and Conditioning ($3.99)

Motions Salon Hair Care products are available at beauty and barber supply shops, food, drug and mass-market retailers nationwide, as well as online at drugstore.com. Visit www.MotionsHair.com for additional product information and tips. 

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September 21, 2015

Burt’s Bees award worthy skin & lips

 

Ariel Winter at the Emmy's

Ariel Winter (Modern Family)  looking stunning at the Emmy’s!

Makeup Artist, Toby Fleischman, created the ultimate lip and flawless skin for Emmy-nominated actress, Ariel Winter and here is how Toby did it…

THE LIP: She and her team were all undecided as to whether they go with a red lip to match the red gown or keep everything simple and clean.

THE SKIN:

(Photo credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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September 21, 2015

RIP Jackie Collins, you will be missed

Novelist  Jackie Collins

© Evan Agostini/Invision/AP In this Feb. 24, 2013 file photo, author Jackie Collins arrives at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars Viewing and After Party in West Hollywood, Calif. 

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September 20, 2015

DON’T BE CAUGHT UNPREPARED! 4 THINGS YOU MIGHT NEED IN A MOMENT’S NOTICE….

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Quick! Think about four things you might need in a moment’s notice….

1. A condom

2. An EpiPen

3. A cold sore treatment

4. An inhaler
For anyone who is allergic to bee stings, or who suffers from asthma, number 2 and number 4 are no-brainers, yet they are too often forgotten! An asthma attack on a crowded subway or all alone in a hotel room can be catastrophic. A condom? It goes without saying! If you don’t have one, you may be seriously out of luck.

But, what about a cold sore treatment? Until very recently, including cold sore treatments on a list of things you might need in a moment’s notice would not have made much sense. But now, a new drug is changing that! An important FDA-approved cold sore drug, with a totally revolutionary technology, can help treat cold sores in several key ways . . . yes, even in a moment’s notice! Sitavig® (ACYCLOVIR), 50mg Buccal Tablet may help abort, shorten the duration, and increase the amount of time between episodes when taken within one to six hours of the prodrome phase. Sitavig® represents a treatment breakthrough in the herpes labialis (HSV-1 cold sore) category, because of its unique vehicle and delivery system.

The thing about Sitavig® is that it should be applied within one to six hours of the “prodrome” phase of a cold sore. This is the time when no lesion is visible, yet anyone who has ever had a cold sore understands it to mean a cold sore is on its way. When applied to the gum above the incisor tooth, Sitavig® can literally help you avoid a flare!!!! Yet, timing is everything. People who know about Sitavig® generally carry one with them at all times to take advantage of the “window of opportunity” offered by this new drug. Packaged in two blister packs, one prescription allows you to immediately treat the oncoming episode while the other can stay packed away in your purse or even your gym bag for the next time you feel that all too familiar tingle on your lips.

Phase III Study Proves it Works!
A Phase III, randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study1 including 775 subjects demonstrated that a single low dose of Sitavig® acyclovir 50mg buccal tablet improved all clinical parameters of labial herpes when applied shortly after symptoms occurred. Most notably, Sitavig® decreased duration of episode, increased the percentage of blocked lesions, and delayed by 105 days the recurrence of the next herpes episode.2 It is well known that the standard of care, systemic antiviral drugs, are typically prescribed at high doses in the treatment of HL. However, Sitavig®’s innovative drug delivery system that provides a high sustained-release local exposure of acyclovir in the oral mucosa, while having low systemic absorption, supports its evaluation as single low dose in the treatment of HL.

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Sitavig® (acyclovir), 50mg Muco-Adhesive Buccal Tablet is indicated for the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores) in immunocompetent adults.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Sitavig should not be used in patients with known hypersensitivity to acyclovir, milk protein concentrate, or other components of the product.

Sitavig has not been studied in pregnant women or in immunocompromised patients and no interaction studies have been performed. Sitavig’s safety and efficacy have not been established in pediatric patients. Sitavig is a Pregnancy Category B product; therefore it should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus. It is not known if Sitavig is excreted in breast milk; however, systemic absorption is minimal. In a controlled clinical trial Sitavig’s most common side effects (greater than or equal to 1%) were: headache (3%), dizziness (1%), lethargy (1%), gingival pain (1%), aphthous stomatitis (1%), application site pain (1%), application site irritation (1%), erythema (1%) and rash (1%). In the same trial these side effects ranged from 0%-3% for placebo.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit fda.gov/medwatch.com or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
See attached Full Prescribing Information.

1Bieber T, et al. Efficacy and Safety of Acyclovir Mucoadhesive Buccal Tablet in Immunocompetent Patients With Labial Herpes (LIP Trial): A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Self-Initiated Trial. J Drugs Dermatol. 2014;13(7):791-798. View study (link will lead you to the JDD site).
2SK Tyring, el al., a single application of acyclovir mucoadhesive buccal tablet reduces recurrence of herpes labialis in a randomized double-blind phase 3 study: Exploratory results, Journal of Investigative Dermatology. May 2014. Volume 134, supplement 1:s91.

About Cipher Pharmaceuticals:
Cipher Pharmaceuticals is a growing specialty company with a focus on dermatology. Our goal is to develop and acquire best-in-class skin care solutions for unmet medical needs. Cipher has everything it takes – strong financials, a robust and growing product portfolio, and savvy executive leadership with proven commercial execution capabilities – to change the face of dermatology treatment for patients and healthcare professionals throughout North America. cipherpharma.com

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September 20, 2015

Park Avenue Fashion Week comes to Orlando

A lot of excitement is coming up in the Bay Area here in Florida. Not only is football season back, the temp is getting cooler, but also Park Avenue Fashion Week is making its way to Orlando. I can never seem to get away from the excitement of designers, models, runways and more. And with Park Avenue Fashion Week in just 29 days, I can hardly sit still. This 7 day event will take place October 11-17 with an Emerging Designers Contest, and will celebrate the Winter Park fashion retail and design community. Saturday the 17th will be the runway event under a beautiful 20,000 sq. ft. tent, you will not want to miss. This epic event is presented by Harriet Lake. One featured designer will be dear friend ( whom I met at the M.I.A to the Bay Fashion Show) the Pharaoh of Fashion Mr. Lance Stephens A.K.A Hakatre.

Tickets are on sale now at parkavenuefashionweek.com! Come join for fashion, meet & greets, trunk show, VIP events & SO MUCH MORE!!! See you there and stay tuned for more leading up to the event.

PAFW

PAFW

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September 20, 2015

Eye Rescue Serum. Natural. Organic. Australian

Briese

By Lisa Gal

Not all eye serums are created equally. Gently scented with Rosewater Briese Botanicals Eye Rescue Serum is full of the good stuff with none of the bad stuff. This serum immediately cools and revives the eye area while providing long-lasting hydration. The small list of the ingredients are all included for a purpose, like the Muntries (known as Emu Apples or native cranberries) Extract that treats dark circles and puffiness and Quandong Extract for strengthening capillaries, both sourced from Australia. Briese Botanicals contains far stronger concentrations of ingredients and antioxidants than the synthetics currently used in the skincare industry. The natural ingredients are proven to be powerful for a range of skincare challenges. The Eye Rescue Serum is being gifted to the award show nominees in their Hollywood Swag Bags at the Four Seasons Hotel this weekend.

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September 20, 2015

Insider Tips from Plastic Surgery Consultant Francesca Camp

Do I Need It

By Lisa Gal

Do I Need It? (And What if I Do)” is a book written by Francesca Camp, a licensed aesthetician, to help individuals through the entire process of plastic surgery. With firsthand experience as a plastic surgery patient after an accident that changed her life, Camp is now mentoring others who face similar circumstances.  According to her site Francesca is also developing a line of skincare to be used before, immediately after, and long after surgery is complete and that can, in some cases, put surgery off indefinitely. Which at times can be a better alternative. The book along with one of her skincare products will be gifted to the award show nominees staying at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills this weekend. Click here to get sign up for your free trial kit.

 

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September 20, 2015

The Abaco Club, Heaven on Winding Bay

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By Lisa Gal

Experience the Bahama’s like you have never experienced them before, at The Abaco Club on Winding Bay. Few places in the world are as peaceful (or astoundingly beautiful) as this exclusive resort in the Caribbean. This international sporting club is sophisticated and private, two things that celebs love to hear. The award show nominees staying at the Four Seasons Hotel this weekend in Beverly Hills will be receiving a 5 day, 4 night stay gifted to them in their Hollywood Swag Bags. 186 miles east of Palm Beach with over 650 square miles of beaches, bays, coves and cays, The Abacos offer visitors not just a relaxed way of life, but an inspired way of living. This is the Bahama’s at their best!

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September 20, 2015

I am Ron Goldman’s Sister

MediaCircus

By Lisa Gal

Advocate, writer, mother, friend, daughter and Ron Goldman’s sister, Kim Goldman is set to release her 2nd book titled Media Circus in just a few days. Years spent locked inside the prison that are her courtroom memories, Goldman has now committed her life to being a victims’ advocate. In 1997 her family joined together and penned the book “My Name Is Ron“, a book dedicated to her brother who was brutally murdered. Ten years later she would be back to writing, reluctantly being a contributor on “I Did It, Confessions of the Killer“, which spent 6-weeks on the New York Times Best-Sellers List! Her labor of love, as she calls it, “Can’t Forgive” came 7 years later and will be released in paperback form this week along with “Media Circus“. The red carpet nominees will be receiving a copy of the much anticipated “Media Circus” this weekend in their Hollywood Swag Bags being gifted at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.

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