Archives for January 2016

January 26, 2016

From, Top Valentine’s Day Gifts


Picks Include:

Love Black Tee Shirt Pure & Organic Enriching Shampoo

Key To My Heart Necklace

Green Wine Bottle Candle

& more!


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January 26, 2016

Celebrity Shine in a Bottle

Gloss and Toss

By Lisa Gal

This light-weight velvety serum is what sets aside Gloss and Toss from other hair shine serums. It speeds up blow-dry time, fights frizz and controls unruly ends all while giving a beautiful polish and shine. Developed by Hollywood hair stylist Billy Lowe it is quickly becoming one of the hottest beauty must haves recommended by leading hair stylists. This miracle serum has been used for nearly a decade behind the scenes, but now you too can share in their secret. A-List celebrities will be taking home theirs this weekend gifted in their Four Seasons Hotel Gift Bag honoring SAG Award Nominees and talent!

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January 25, 2016

Hilary Duff Goes Pink and you can too!


Hilary Duff debuted her pink hair after leaving NINE ZERO ONE salon in Beverly Hills. Co-owners Nikki Lee and Riawna Capri worked with fellow NINE ZERO ONE stylist Amber Maynard-Bolt to tone, cut and color Hilary’s hair for a fun and flirty iced sorbet pink look.

Here is how NINE ZERO ONE created her new ‘do:

Nikki Lee lightened her whole head in order to go fun colors! After she was lightened Amber Maynard-Bolt toned her hair to prepare for the pink. She used a custom color she prepared with Evo products calling it “iced sorbet.” For the finish Riawna added some texture to her short haircut.

For more information on NINE ZERO ONE, visit ninezeroonesalon


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January 25, 2016

It’s a Glam Thing “Win it!” Boston Parents Paper

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Gerard Cosmetics

Pura d’or Pure Organic Hair Care



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January 25, 2016

Base Color Bar is Rockin’ Red Hair


Get Some Base for Your Bae This Valentine's Day

This year, make a Valentine’s Day date to Base Color Bar to refresh your color at an affordable price. Expert colorists at Base Color Bar will help you pull off the perfect shade of red for your red hot V-Day date. Base Color Bar is the first salon if its kind to exclusively offer premium base color at an affordable price. Services range from $49-$69 and clients can expect to be in an out of the salon in 60 minutes or less.

Maintaining red hair can be a challenge. Red is known to be the fastest-fading color and everyday sunlight is a common enemy. This color is high maintenance and now you can be a fabulous red at a portion of the normal price. Some of the most common issues with rockin’ red hair include:

  • Gray hair can be shockingly noticeable with red hair.
  • Sunlight and heat can strip red hair color.
  • The molecule in red hair color is larger and heavier than any other hair color molecule. This makes the color easy to come off while shampooing or in the sun.

This Valentine’s Day, show your hair some love by scheduling a treatment at Base Color Bar.  The salon was founded by Frederic Fekkai trained colorist and stylist, Haleh Lekkos. From root touch-ups for a posh event to glossy toner for your everyday hair health, Base Color Bar uses top of the line hair care products by L’Oreal to enhance your natural red tresses.

Base Color Bar is open from 10am to 7pm Tuesday thru Saturday and is located at 11677 San Vicente Blvd, Suite 215, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

For more information go to or call (310) 820-0505.

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January 25, 2016

High Performance Grooming by Rob Lowe


By Lisa Gal

A powerhouse serum to recharge your post shave skin, by Rob Lowe. Who knew! It’s no surprise he is the Sexiest Ageless Wonder in People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive issue. Lowe’s recently launched skincare line Profile was created to provide access for every man to have healthy, younger-looking skin. Their exclusive formulas rescue, restore and renew. Two of Lowe’s exclusive products, Recharge and Revive will be in the Four Seasons Hotel Gift Bag to honor SAG Award Nominees and talent next weekend. Here’s to happy skin men!

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January 25, 2016

Toast Vodka is Lighting up the Scene


By Lisa Gal

Toast Vodka is back at it again…Miami born Toast Vodka will be in the Four Seasons Hotel Gift Bag to honor SAG nominees and talent next weekend with prime placement on the credenza of the hotel! The first vodka with a new twist, GOLD MEDAL ULTRA PREMIUM VODKA made with coconut water, 6x distilled, Gluten Free, Non-GMO. When the bottle is done you even get a little keepsake. Did you know their corks are made of glass and can be re-used to cork your wine bottles?

Drink it straight or on ice, because celebration is worth it! A toast to live. To love. To us. Be the life of the party, but please Drink Responsibly.

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January 24, 2016

Celebrate Healthy for Chocolate Cake Day on January 27th


You can celebrate and stay healthy for Chocolate Cake Day – January 27th! Indulge in your favorite dessert without the guilt thanks to celebrity nutritionist, Kimberly Snyder and her recipe for Triple-Layer Raw Chocolate Mint Cream Bars. They’re the perfect chocolatey treat that’s beauty food approved!

Fun Fact: In its raw form, cacao contains many beneficial rejuvenating and antiaging elements, including antioxidants and magnesium – so go ahead and celebrate with your new favorite sweet, we guarantee you won’t even miss the cake!


Kimberly first made this recipe in lieu of a birthday cake for a close friend which she now shares in her latest book, The Beauty Detox Power. The multiple layers of these Triple-Layer Raw Chocolate Mint Cream Bars add some prep time, but it is well worth it! A little piece goes a long way, and you can store these bars in your fridge for a few weeks – plus, they are loaded with beauty beneficial ingredients like dates, almonds and even avocados making them the perfect guilt-free treat!

Please see below for the full recipe, and let me know if you’d like additional info or images.

Parchment paper, for lining the loaf pan
1⁄2 cup raw almonds
1⁄2 cup raw pecans
1 cup medium Medjool dates, soaked and well drained
1⁄4 cup cacao powder Pinch of sea salt
2 small ripe Hass avocados, peeled and pits removed
1⁄3 cup minced fresh mint
1⁄3 cup coconut nectar
1⁄4 teaspoon organic peppermint flavor
1⁄4 cup melted coconut oil
1⁄4 cup coconut oil
1⁄4 cup raw cacao powder
2 tablespoons coconut nectar

Line the bottom of a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Be sure to leave an overhang so it’s easier to remove the finished bars. Set aside.
Prepare the base. Combine the almonds and pecans in a food processor, and process to form to a coarse meal. Add the dates and process until the dates are broken down. Add the cacao powder and salt and pulse to combine. The nut-date mixture should stick together when pressed between two fingers. Press the nut-date mixture into the bottom of the prepared loaf pan and set in the freezer to make a crust while you prepare the filling.
Prepare the filling. In a high-speed blender, process the avocados, mint, coconut nectar and peppermint flavor until smooth. You may need to stop the blender and scrape down the sides a few times. Add the melted coconut oil and blend for a few seconds to combine. The mint mixture should be thick and creamy. (If your blender doesn’t process the mixture very well, try blending it in batches until smooth.)
Remove the loaf pan from the freezer. Pour the avocado-mint mixture on top of the nut-date crust, smoothing it out with an offset spatula or the back of a spoon. Return the loaf pan to the freezer and let the avocado-mint layer get firm, at least 1 hour.
Prepare the chocolate topping. You’re almost there! Last layer, here we go. Whisk together all the ingredients in a small bowl until smooth.
Remove the loaf pan from the freezer once again and pour the chocolate topping on top of the avocado-mint layer, smoothing it out quickly with an o set spatula or the back of a spoon. Return the loaf pan to the freezer one last time and allow the top- ping to set, at least 1 to 2 hours.
To cut this into bars, remove the triple-layer block from the loaf pan by pulling up on the parchment paper. Set it on a cutting board. Place a sharp serrated knife in a jar of hot water for several minutes, wipe it with a kitchen towel, and then, using a light sawing motion, cut the block into squares. It’s okay if the top cracks (I think it actually looks pretty that way), but try to keep all the layers intact. Warm the knife in the water as needed to cut all the squares.
Store the bars in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a 3 weeks (if they last that long!).

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January 24, 2016

Kiehl’s, since 1851


By Lisa Gal

Kiehl’s provides premium all over body care for both men and women. Their design concept is simple, without the hype. They are very generous with their sampling program which should be exciting for the celebrities who will receive Kiehl’s Lip Balm and Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque in the Four Seasons Hotel Gift Bag to honor SAG Award Nominees and talent. They will also receive gift cards to the Kiehl’s Spa and Barbershop to enjoy after they walk the red carpet. Tried and True, that’s Kiehl’s.

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January 23, 2016

How to Buy Men’s Wedding Rings without Spending Too Much


Are you getting married? Are you looking for a wedding ring for your fiancé? You must be thinking that your wedding ring should really be an attention stealer as it is the symbol of your intense love, commitment and dedication to your life partner. However, do not get swayed by this sentiment. Most jewelers take advantage of your sentiments and offer exorbitantly priced wedding bands.

You often end up spending a fortune on the wedding band even though good quality wedding bands should come at quite reasonable prices. No special effort has gone into the making of a wedding band, still mainstream jewelry industry is always asking for high prices just to exploit your feelings and sentiments associated with the most special day of your life. However, here are a few effective suggestions that will help you buy fabulous wedding bands at reasonable rates.

Avoid Buying from a Chain Retailer

If you are thinking of saving money on a wedding ring, it is best to stay away from a chain retailer. Unfortunately, most of you make this mistake simply because chain retailers are easily accessible nationwide also; they are the most trusted for buying diamonds. However, if you are hard up on cash you should not buy from chain jewelers as they are known to mark up diamond prices to almost double the cost.

In case you had made up your mind to buy from one of these big stores, you should try to negotiate and do some bargaining if possible. Often chain jeweler managers slash the prices if negotiated. However, most of these high-end jewelers do not give in to your persuasions and never negotiate prices. But you should always ask and see. You never know, you could be lucky.

Choose Diamonds Just Short of Critical Weights

Size and carat weight are important while buying a diamond wedding ring for your partner. Most diamonds are usually cut in half or whole increments because pricing is determined on those thresholds. Instead of opting for 1.00 carat diamond, you could consider looking for something that is around 0.95 carat. Manufacturers prefer cutting to critical weights simply because pricing seems to be tiered as per those values. If diamond has been cut to less the critical weight, the value goes down and so you can get it at remarkably less price.

Diamond prices are said to be increasing exponentially per carat. So if you are looking for 2 carat you could buy 1.95. It is basically the same thing, but far cheaper option. A great collection of men’s wedding rings are available online.

Purchase Diamonds Online

You could really get incredible diamond deals online. Buy a diamond ring for your fiancé as prices are remarkably less out here and you could choose from a really wide and impressive collection. You could notice a minimum of 20 per cent price difference between in-store prices and online prices.

Online jewelers are known to be very price competitive and their distinctive feature is that the mark ups are incredibly low. If you purchase a loose diamond, it would be really economical. You could get the setting done locally.

Pay in Cash and Do Not Carry Plastic

It is best to buy the wedding ring by paying in cash and not on credit. It is not really a wise idea to buy the ring on credit. Two main reasons for staying away from paying for the wedding ring with credit card are- you could end up accumulating a considerable interest charges in case you let the balance simply drag on and you could miss out on your savings. A much better idea is hoarding cash till you are ready to afford the wedding ring.

Author Bio: Samantha Rink is a jewelry designer and art connoisseur. She runs a blog and an Instagram profile on which she shares pictures and links to pretty new pieces. She recommends sites like





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