Archives for February 2016

February 29, 2016

Revitalize your skin with Silk’n ReVit

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There is one thing I have learned from reviewing various kinds of skin care, and that is, you rarely see immediate results. I have gotten immediate results from moisturizers as far as the softness of the skin is concerned. However, when you are dealing with fine lines, wrinkles, texture and tone, you do need to be consistent with a skincare product before giving it the boot. The same rule applies to skincare devices. I have been using a device called Silk’n ReVit, a DIY Microdermabrasion tool for a little over a month now and it’s a great skincare device, one that I am starting to see results with. It’s the perfect tool because you can use it in your home and take it on the go.

Silk’n ReVit is a microdermabrasion tool which gently exfoliates your skin, removing damaged and dead skin cells. It’s a hand held device making it easy to store because of it’s size. As you can see from the photo above,  Silk’n ReVit comes with three tips, Coarse for heavy exfoliating; Medium/Fine for gentler treatments,  especially for sensitive areas and Precision/ Fine for small or hard to reach areas. The Medium tip is working wonders around and under my eyes.

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The Results? With continued use of Silk’n ReVit, you will improve the texture of your skin, and soften the look of wrinkles, scars, age spots and acne scars.

The treatment only takes a few minutes and you will see the exfoliation results when replacing the disposable felt tip located inside the device (see photo above). You will see the damaged skin cells that have been removed using Silk’n ReVit’s vacuum stimulation process. Remember to place a new round felt (included) in your device before each treatment. Silk’n ReVit’s diamond peeling tips are the magic behind this fabulous tool.

I have noticed a smooth texture to my skin and smaller pores but don’t just take my word for it. I have been using this tool on a family member for the same amount of time and just a few day ago the comment from him, yes, the person is a male, is that his face feels and looks so much better.

Treat your face after cleansing with water and follow the instructions in the manual. Simply brush your skin in gentle motions for best results. Treat each area for up to 5 minutes. Wash your face after your treatment with cold water and follow up with a moisturizer. An SPF30 sunscreen is also recommended to protect your skin in between treatments.

What is nice about Silk’n ReVit is that it can be used every 3-4 days, and each session typically lasts 10-15 minutes. You don’t have to treat your face everyday to get amazing results.

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The perfect moisturizer to use around your eyes is Silk’n Eye Cream with Squalane. This eye cream is designed to use around your eyes after your microdermabrasion treatment. Silk’n Eye Cream with Squalene will help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles.  According to Silk’n, this eye cream is “Specially designed to protect the delicate area around the eyes, Silk’n Eye Cream is effective, fast-absorbing and instantly hydrates the skin.” What is nice about this eye cream is that it absorbs quickly and you can apply makeup right after applying your eye cream.

The magic behind Silk’n Eye Cream is the combination of Persian Silk Tree extract and Asteraceae Siegesbeckia Orientalis Extract to gradually lift the eyelids, creating a more youthful and vibrant appearance. Persian Silk Tree extract is known to protect skin cells and aid in the fight against glycation. This helps combat the sagging effect of droopy eyelids.  Squalane is also used to stimulate collagen and effectively strengthen skin.

Silk’n Eye Cream is Paraben free and can be used daily.

Available at www.silkn.com

 

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February 29, 2016

Amy Adams at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party by Laini Reeves

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Celebrity Stylist Laini Reeves Styles Amy Adams for the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

The Look: Braided side part and loose waves
The Inspiration: Laini was inspired by Amy’s gorgeous and sexy Versace gown
Get the Look:
· Step 1: Start with wet hair and create a severe side part with a thin comb

· Step 2: Protect the hair! Apply ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care Thermal Protect Spray from roots to ends

· Step 3: Next, work ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care Style Spray from roots to ends to create a natural, brushable hold

· Step 4: Take a thin section of hair from the shorter side of the part, divide the section in three, and begin to braid. As you continue to braid, add small sections of hair into the braid

· Step 5: Secure the braid at the nape of the neck with a small bobby pin

· Step 6: Blow dry the hair. Then, begin wrapping small sections of hair around a 2” curling iron barrel

· Step 7: Loosen the curls with a flat brush

· Step 8: Spray ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care Firm Finish Spray to secure the look

Products Used: ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care – a line of vegan, gluten-free, and sulfate-free haircare products. Please let me know if you’d like to receive samples of any of the products used for this look!
· ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care Thermal Protect Spray, $20

· ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care Style Spray, $20

· ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care Firm Finish Spray, $22

WHERE TO BUY: PureABBA.com, ULTA, Ricky’s, and professional salons

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February 29, 2016

Elizabeth Colen’s the “Paper Plate” workout

It's a Glam Thing Elizabeth Colen

The Paper Plate Workout with It’s a Glam Thing

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February 29, 2016

KELLY ROWLAND ROCKS OSCAR RED CARPETS

THE SUPERSTAR ATTENDED ELTON JOHN AIDS FOUNDATION’S OSCAR VIEWING PARTY AND KEVIN HART’S POST-OSCAR PARTY

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DRESS: LAQUAN SMITH

SHOES: MANOLA BLANIK

JEWELRY: LORRAINE SCWHARTZ

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February 29, 2016

Kerry Washington and Rooney Mara looking gorgeous on the red carpet

 

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Last night, the most elegant looks came out on the red carpet for the Oscars! The superstars looked fabulous with luxurious lashes and captivating ‘dos to smoky shadow. Kerry Washington and Rooney Mara modeled their glamourous Oscars’ looks with natural and rule breaking beauty!

Recreate these head turning makeup looks with the below tips! Both of the looks can be recreated using Younique’s top-selling product Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+, which sells at least one unit every 10 seconds* and increases lash volume by up to 400 percent.The look: Naturally beautiful with a mohawk styled ponytail

The look: Naturally beautiful with a mohawk styled ponytail

Skin:
Naturally highlight glowing skin by using Younique Refreshed Rose Water, SRP: $29, to add hydration and subtract redness and oil!
Makeup:
Get Kerry’s smoky eye by using various shades of brown shimmer eyeshadows. Use black eyeliner on the inner rim of the eye and on the eyelid to fully outline the eye for drama!

Take lashes to the next level by applying two coats of  Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+, SRP: $29. First, apply an even coat of the Transplanting Gel to the lashes. Immediately apply a layer of Fibers over the Transplanting Gel. Seal the fibers by applying one more coat of the Transplanting Gel.

Finishing the look: Keep lips natural by adding a clear gloss (try Younique Lucrative Lip Gloss in Loyal, SRP: $15) for shine!

Hair:
Create a tousled ponytail by adding volume straight from the root. Take loose wisps in the front of head and spray with hairspray first. Sweep hair back loosely on the front and tight on the sides to add interest from the front. For maximum hold, apply extra hairspray to hair (try Thicker Fuller Hair Weightless Volumizing Hairspray SRP: $4.99)!

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Rooney Mara
The look: Powerful makeup and a shiny, knotted hairstyle
Skin:
Rooney’s look is beautifully futuristic. Apply a face and eye primer for glowing skin that will stay porcelain-perfect all day long!

Makeup:
Use a nice neutral eyeshadow palette to create warm, smoky brown lids (Try Younique Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palette 1, SRP: $49). Amp up lashes by applying a few coats of Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+, SRP: $29.

Create striking brows by using a precision brow liner pencil Younique Moodstruck Precision Brow Liner, SRP: $19. Then, to create the appearance of thick brows, brush on Younique Moodstruck Precision Brow Gel, SRP: $19 which contains buildable fibers, similar to the Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+.

Apply a soft blush on the cheekbones to obtain a windy winter glow. (Try Younique Moodstruck Minerals Pressed Blusher in Sweet, SRP: $29).

Finishing the look:
For the eye-catching two toned lips, first line lips with a deep red shade then apply a crimson red lipstick to both lips. (Try Younique Moodstruck Precision Pencil Lip Liner in Primal, SRP: $15 and Younique Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick in Stinkin’ Rich, SRP: $19).

Hair:
For this slick, triple bun style, start by using a comb to divide hair into a series of severe parts. Use an elastic band to tie the top hair into a ponytail and proceed to include the hair into the next layers ponytail. For the third and last part, twist hair around finger until it coils up. Use bobby pins to secure hair in a low knotted bun. For extra hold and shine, use a lightweight gel to keep hair in place night (Try La Bella Max Hold Styling Gel, SRP: $2.59).

 

 

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February 29, 2016

Get Emma Roberts look at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

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Avon Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen worked with Emma Roberts for last night’s Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Below is how to get the look from Lauren.

Lauren’s Inspiration: Graphic glam.

Eyes: To create a modern look, she lined only the center of the lower lash line with Avon Glimmersticks Eyeliner in Blackest Black and didn’t use any eyeshadow in order to create a more graphic look. She finished the eyes with Avon Big & False Lash Volume Mascara in Blackest Black.

Face: Lauren started with Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. She added Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush and added Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Classic Aura.

Lip: She finished off the look by applying Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Ravishing Rose to her lips.

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February 29, 2016

Oscars Get the Look: Chrissy Teigen – Mary Phillips – Simple Skincare

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Here is a step-by-step breakdown of Chrissy Teigen’s Oscars skin and makeup look, compliments of her makeup artist, Mary Phillips.

Mary Phillips on Chrissy Teigen’s Oscars look:
“When doing Chrissy’s makeup, I took into consideration the gorgeous Marchesa burgundy floral gown with the sheer and golden portions that were woven through. It was very romantic and ethereal, but overall – completely stunning.

She’s very genuine as well in herself–what you see is what you get. That’s one of the things (of many) that I love about her, so what I want to do with her makeup is just go off of that. That’s what I tried to convey with this look: just sexy, real, confident and making a large emphasis on keeping the skin as dewy and glowy as possible–even though she already has that naturally.”

SKINCARE PREP
· Skin was prepped with Simple Skincare Micellar Cleansing Water, lending it that instantly clean feeling

· Next, I used Simple Skincare Replenishing Rich Moisturizer, which absorbed right away and sealed in moisture. It created a great base that enhanced the makeup

· The last step for skin prep was using the Simple Skincare Protecting Light Moisturizer with SPF 15 as an eye cream. SPF products can create a sheen and radiance so you almost don’t even need an illuminator. I gently patted it on the orbital bone of her eye area–you want to be extra sensitive when applying anything to the eye area
FOUNDATION
· Using varying shades of foundation gives the most realistic effect for sexy, healthy 3-D skin. I layered Lorac Sheer POREfection Foundation—which is like a foundation and highlighter in one–with a blush brush and Beauty Blender
MAKEUP
· To mattify the skin, I applied Lorac POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder

· The Lancôme Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer was applied under the eye, down to the cheek area, on the outside of the bridge of the nose, outside the mouth, and along the cupids bow

· I added super sheer and barely there Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder to contour

· To set the makeup and add additional radiance, I dusted a little Lorac Light Source on the forehead, bridge of the nose, apples of the cheeks and chin
CHEEKS
· Just a little bit of Lorac Color Source Buildable Blush in Tinge was added to the apples of the cheeks and to the upper crest of her forehead near the hairline
EYES
· I used the lighter colors in the Lorac Unzipped Palette for lift and highlighting and the darker colors for depth and pop.

· On just the top lashes in-between the lash hairs, I added Lorac Front Of The Line PRO Liquid Eyeliner in Black to add a thicker, bolder lash without the heaviness of a liquid line sitting on top. Then I used Lorac Front Of The Line PRO Eyepencil in Bronze

· Eyes were finished with Lancome le Curler and Lorac Pro Mascara
BROWS
· To create dimension in her brows, as with her skin, I used a few shades of the Lorac Brow Pencil to brow “contour”

LIPS
· Lorac Pro Matte Lip Color in Nude and Rose Brown were applied with a lip brush for a smooth, luxe finish

· Lastly, I applied Lorac Alter Ego Gloss in Socialite all over with a brush for a subtle shine that wasn’t super glossy

Find Simple Skincare on Instagram @SimpleSkincare
As the sensitive skin experts, Simple Skincare is kind to skin. All Simple Skincare products contain no dyes, no artificial perfumes and no harsh chemicals that can upset skin. Products are made with multi-vitamins and are hypoallergenic, paraben-free, dermatologist tested and non-comedogenic.

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February 29, 2016

Lizzy Small Graces The Red Carpet

Lizzy Small, Actress, Singer

Lizzy Small, Actress, Singer

It’s a Glam Thing friend Elizabeth “Lizzy” Small and contributing IAGT blogger ! Yes! We are honored to have Lizzy share her thoughts, successes and experiences with It’s a Glam Thing.

Here she is looking stunning on the Red Carpet during the Oscar festivities. We all love you Lizzy!

Lisa xo

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February 28, 2016

Saoirse Ronan at the Oscars – Get her hair look

The Look: Sultry, youthful and voluminous

Saoirse Ronan at the Oscars

Saoirse Ronan at the Oscars

 

The Inspiration: Celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel was inspired by the construction and details of the Calvin Klein dress. “I wanted to give her an undone, textured blowout with a brushed out beautiful wave hand raked back away from the face,” he says.

 

How to Get the Look:

  •  He started by applying John Frieda® Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full™ Mousse all over the roots on towel dried hair. He then air-dried the hair with 100% cold air to achieve maximum volume.
  • Then using a medium sized round brush, he dried the hair applying hot air to form the style.
  • Then he divided the hair in two-inch sections and wrapped each section into a Velcro roller allowing it cool and set. He did this throughout the entire head.
  • Before removing the rollers, he sprayed John Frieda® Luxurious Volume Forever Full™ Hairspray to set the look. He then removed the rollers, applying more spray to a Mason Pearson brush and brushed the hair into soft textured sexy waves.
  • He then backcombed the front pieces of hair to create height for a sexy sultry side swept effect.
  • To finish, he misted John Frieda Luxurious Volume Forever Full™ Hairspray to lock in the style for the night.
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