Archives for February 2016

February 5, 2016

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Adding Dots and Bows on Short Nails

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February 5, 2016

DIY on the FLY Box of Roses

DIY Box of Roses


In honor of the month of February, Valentine’s Day and the celebration of Love especially for the love of beautiful roses; I thought I would share with you my latest video and a DIY on the FLY box of roses craft project.  This is so easy anyone can make it and the real beauty is that you can make this any time of the year for yourself, as a gift or as a centerpiece for any holiday, event or life celebration.  Be sure to check out my YouTube channel and my new web series DIY on the FLY at and please like, share and subscribe. Each week I post new DIY on the FLY video craft project tutorials for your home and lifestyle. They’re always chic, easy, super fun and budget friendly to make!

Here’s how you make a gorgeous box of roses…

Supplies: box, plastic liner, disposable plastic container that will fit into your box or Saran wrap to line your box, wet floral foam, floral tape (optional), spray paint or wrapping paper to decorate your box (optional), ribbon (optional), scissors, blue painters masking tape for stripes (optional), flowers (various varieties of roses and peonies work beautifully).
Step One: Use your masking tape to mask off a design for your box. Such as: Stripes. (this is optional) Next, use your spray paint to paint your box in your desired color. Option Two: Use decorative wrapping paper, old sheet music or photos to wrap or create a collage with ModPodge on the exterior of your box.
Step Two: Line your box with your plastic liner, container or plastic wrap.
Step Three: Cut your wet floral foam to fit inside your box. When your floral foam is cut to fit; saturate it well with water and put it into your box. Optional: Use your floral tape to create a 1” grid on top of the box as a guide to insert your roses into the center of each square.
Step Four: Cut your roses at a 45 degree angle so that they are the correct height to fit just over the top of your box. Insert your cut roses into your wet floral foam or into the open areas on your tape grid.
Step Five: Add a Ribbon band, bow or handwritten message of Love and Voila! You’ve just created a lovely box of Roses!

Lastly, be sure to email me photos of your own creative box of roses so that I can post them on both of my blogs. I would love to brag about you! Email your photos to: for consideration.


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February 4, 2016


Gerard Hydra-Matte Liquid Lipstick

Gerard Cosmetics Hydra-Matte Liquid Lipstick in Cher

A medium rosy brown with warm undertones. Inspired by Cher, one of the most powerful women in music. This color looks gorgeous on me!  “Lisa, your lip color is beautiful”. “Your lips look great”. “That is such a pretty color”.  Shall I go on?

Gerard Cosmetics has a Hydra-Matte Liquid Lipstick Bundle Sale going on right now. Find the color(s) you love! When you do, you won’t be able to live without it!

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February 4, 2016

How to Stop Blame Game in Your Relationship


Blame games occur often in relationships, particularly, when the problem arises and no one admits his or her fault. Every person bears some flaws. Most of the time, a person tries to defend his or her stance by putting the blame on others. When a person undergoes a negative experience, certain defenses develop in mind. These defenses do not allow a person to trust others. However, continuation of blame game does not make partners happy and may lead to separation, but there are ways to work on this issue and live a happy life.

Avoid Framing Case

When conflict takes place, it is easy to bring allegations on partner’s character with all kinds of proof. You may start pointing out incidents where your partner has failed to perform the prescribed task.

Framing case against your partner is problematic. Once you start to see your partner in a certain way, you often judge his or her actions in a negative manner. You often treat innocent comments as critical ones. Here, you need to maintain a balanced perspective on situations that occur. You can learn how to deal with such a situation by visiting good sources of relationship management like

Maintain Calmness

When you enter into a relationship, you would notice how certain things set you off, when defenses are at work. The withholding attitude or the bad mood of your partner can make you land in the primal state and the situation becomes worse when the behavior reminds something painful from the past.

Most of the time, your instinct would direct you to enter into loggerhead with your partner. This would not solve the issue. When you feel triggered, you should relax before you react. You keep your partner’s temper under control by calming down yourself first.

Never Bring Things Back From the Past

When the blame game starts, it goes out of control. No one becomes ready to admit fault. Nobody can emerge as a winner through arguments. If you wish to improve your relationship, then you have to ensure that you should not speak any point, which is related to the past.

You have to shed your previous thoughts for ensuring the flow of positive feelings between you and your partner. This, in turn, allows you to drop your reactive defenses. Further, you can exchange feedbacks with each to lead a happy life.

Analyze Your Patterns

When you have calmed yourself and have stepped away from the argument, you start figuring out your patterns. When you get triggered, it is crucial for you to observe the moment. You have to analyze if you have overreacted. Is your reaction anything to do with the past?

You can think about what sets you off and the patterns that influence your relationship. Here, you need to accept that a couple is formed with two persons having different mindsets. You have to respect the compassion and differences when you are at confrontation with your partner.

Be Bold to Receive a Feedback

When you initiate a dialogue, it is important to listen to the points, which your partner says. Feedback should not be avoided. Do not think that you would be devastated when you receive feedback. A feedback has the power of bringing transformation to one’s life by helping him or her to live with honesty.

Develop the Sense of Compassion

When you start identifying your defenses and those of your partner, you would know why your partner behaves in a particular manner. When you find the reasons of getting triggered, you can develop the sense of compassion.

In order to stop the blame game, you need to calm down yourself first. Then you can easily analyze yours as well as behavioral patterns of your partner and ask for feedback. This way, you can settle for a happy deal with your partner.

Author Bio – Jenice Decosta is a life coach expert. She has prevented couples from getting separated by solving blame game issues. To know more about her tips on happy relationship, visit





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February 3, 2016

Beautiful & Yummy, but oh no!

I exercised some serious willpower when I passed these up!

delicious candy treats

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February 2, 2016

PURA D’OR Hair Care – Therapy, Reinforced by Nature.


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For Her, For Him – Pure, Proven Powerful!



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February 2, 2016

Top 10 Amazing Birthday Gifts for your Sister



There are many special women in our lives. Our mothers, aunts, friends, mentors and daughters are incredibly important but sisters are the best. You might get into fights due to little disagreements but your sister is and will always be your sister. You will always love her. Sisters have watched you grow, helped you in keeping your secrets from mum and dad, she’s been as excited over your first kiss just as you were and she has never forgotten your birthday or wedding anniversary. It is therefore very important that you reward them with an awesome gift on their birthday. The following gifts will surprise her and even deepen your love for each other.

  1. Themed Birthday Party

With her travel destination in mind, plan a birthday party with all the details of that place. A Paris based Party and cake with every invited party dressed in the high French designs; she will be over the moon. If she is fond of a book or a TV- Series, take the opportunity to create a themed party around her favourite fantasy world. All guests should also dress in line with the theme. Be sure to carry tissue.

  1. Jewelry

A good quality piece of jewelry custom-made for them speaks volumes. Sisters are meant to be appreciated and valued. A golden pendant with a locket or one with her initials and they will definitely keep her smiling.

Knowing your sister’s personality is a role that you have to undertake throughout your lives. A fashionista would love glam earrings, if she is sentimental; the engraved, printed or stamped jewelry will be a perfect match for her while your girly-girly sister would love a delicately molded necklace. While picking the perfect metal, consider her preference; some love gold, others silver. Make her happy.

  1. Books

Sisters take care of each other in all aspects of life. Even if your sister isn’t a big reader, introduce her to the world of books. Whether your sister loves comics, science, history, art or travel, you will always get the right book. It is important for your sister to grow educated and learn all as well as travel. You travel through books. For your book loving sister, get her that book she has been talking about for months. She will appreciate your efforts further if you get it signed by their favourite author.

  1. Gadgets

Pampering your younger siblings/ sister with the latest gadget in her colour and with the best camera features never goes wrong. They might have been dreaming about that gadget for nights. Add a preferred type of music in the player and some family photos. You never know, she might even turn out to be the best web and software developer!

  1. Movie Tickets

If your sister loves Star-Wars movies and one is premiering on the big screens, get her tickets. She will love them. You can enjoy sister moments with popcorn/ ice cream. You won’t go wrong with this.

  1. Gift Basket

Some sisters are hard to please and yours might be one of them. To avoid the disappointment from a single gift, get her a beautiful gift basket with the best wine, chocolate, jewelry, perfumes, lotions and hair accessories. You will be thanked, and hugs and kisses will be flowing your way.

  1. Savings Account

Teaching your sister good saving habits will have to start from somewhere. Open up a savings account for them and put in a few dimes. To avoid spending, let them have a target and a dream item/ service to save up for. This will inculcate good financial management habits in their lives and you’ll be glad you did that later in life.

  1. Weekend Get-Away

For your outgoing and lover of travelling, you can gift her air tickets to her favourite destination. The two of you can use that time to bond and catch up. You rarely get the time to catch up on everything in the fast paced society.

  1. Shoes

Well, ladies love shoes! Get your sister a beautiful pair of heels and she will love you a little more. A good shoe speaks volumes of an individual’s personality. Let her know this as you gift her.

  1. Spa Session

Ladies and girls love being pampered. A spa session with your sister and mother or your sister and her daughter or friend will be appreciated. Sometimes, all they need is to get away from their busy schedules, relax and bond.

Showing sisterly love is very important because a sister means the world. You might get into fights but she is your sister and you should appreciate them.

Author Bio

Curtis Johns is a relationship expert and a jewelry collector. He advices couples and families on the importance of gifting; however small the gift might appear. Visit his blog ‘Family-Collections’ to learn more and have a look at some of his jewelry collection.




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February 1, 2016

Prefer natural skin care? Kensington Apothecary has affordable100% natural products that are superb!

This article is the first in a two-part series featuring Kensington Apothecary’s 100% natural products created by brand designer, Claudia Carey Batz.

I’ve been in the beauty business for over three decades and have always been a skin care fanatic. As Beauty Editor for It’s A Glam Thing, I’m constantly on the lookout for skin care lines and products that not only pique my interest but are noteworthy and enjoyable to share with you, the reader. Kensington Apothecary is one of those skin care lines!

When Kensington Apothecary Rose Oil Cleanser caught my eye,  I had personally been looking to try just the right oil cleanser for my skin to maintain a hydrated, soft, youthful look year round. I started using this light weight rose oil as autumn began fading into winter. My skin has kept a consistent softer feel and texture, even now, as we are in the heart of the cold, windy winter season.

Kensington Apothecary Rose Oil Cleanser $24.00

Kensington Apothecary
Rose Oil Cleanser

Here are just a few of the of the Rose Oil Cleanser’s natural ingredients:

•Rosa Damascena Flower OIi

• Olea Europea (Olive) Seed Oil

• Prunus Persica (Peach) Kernel Oil

On the Kensington Apothecary Rose Oil Cleanser page, you’ll find the full list of ingredients, benefits, and instructions how to use Rose Oil Cleanser.

The Rose Oil Cleanser is such an enjoyable product. Here’s my personal routine. In the evening, I put a pump of the rose oil in my hand. Then, I begin to apply the oil in an upward gentle massaging motion starting at my décolletage and gently gliding the oil up my neck, under my chin, and my facial area to achieve a thorough cleansing. I then use a soft wet warm facial cloth and remove all of the oil. It not only feels good but imparts an excellent clean and lifted feeling to my skin. In my opinion, it’s very relaxing before bedtime, as well! I repeat this in the Morning, and enjoy a fresh start for my day and a soft, moist canvas for my makeup.

Kensington Apothecary  now recommends that you follow with the tonic, skin Serum and facial Oil of your choice.  You can Design Your Routine right here!!

With the Kensington Apothecary natural approach,  affordable price, and the ability to design a routine to fit your needs, I decided to write a second feature.

In fact, I “designed” my routine and look forward to synergistically using the products recommended for my skin type. I can’t wait to share those products and  results with you in my upcoming second article.

You won’t want to miss this second feature, as it will also include an interview with the Kensington Apothecary creator, Claudia Carey Batz!

Take some time to check out this 100% natural ingredient product via the links above, and I look forward to publishing the second  Kensington Apothecary article the end of February, or first week in March.

Kensington Apothecary Rose Oil Cleanser $24.00






(Any quoted or paraphrased information in this article was obtained by a provided PR-Fact Sheet, and (, for décolletage clarification.  Any personal commentary was my opinion from using this product, provided to me.)
































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February 1, 2016

“Win It” – PrivateRX Valentine Contest

Enter at this link “For him and her”:

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This Valentine’s Day, give the gift of intimacy with PrivateRx Personal Vaginal Lubricant. Our all natural lubricant is specially formulated to mimic your body’s own natural lubrication and help keep you and your partner warm through those romantic nights!
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ONE Pink & ONE Blue Fleece Robes
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Valentines Day Chocolate Sampler
  • Entries will be accepted from 1/28/16 until February 14th 2016 @ 11:59pm
  • There will be Two (2) Winners, Each Announced on Monday February 15th
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February 1, 2016

Demi Moore at the Screen Actors Guild Awards

Demi Moore at the Screen Actors Guild Awards

Makeup by Charlotte Tilbury

Demi Moore SAG Awards Presenter

By: Melinda Lombardi:

Saturday night SAC Award presenter Demi Moore stunned in a vintage Zac Posen gown with a timeless and elegant makeup look created by makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury.


When asked about the look, Tilbury said, “Demi and I wanted the makeup to match the elegance of the Zac Posen gown. I chose to go with my signature Dolce Vita eye look to enhance Demi’s amazing green eyes.”


Below, Tilbury shares the key steps she took to create Demi’s look:


  1. To prep Demi’s skin and ensure a flawless canvas, Charlotte applied Magic Cream to the entire face and then Magic Eye Rescue to the eye area. Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow was applied to create a flawless soft focus finish, which acted as the perfect base to the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation in 6 Medium (NEW – available in March 2016).


  1. Charlotte applied Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand in Shade 2 underneath the eyes, then used The Retoucher Concealer in 3 Medium where needed and rid the skin of any unwanted oils with a dusting of Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder in 3 Dark.
  2. Next, Charlotte used Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift in Cara D to perfect Demi’s brows and frame her face.


  1. For the eyes, Charlotte applied her Luxury Palette in The Dolce Vita to make Demi’s green eyes sparkle, and then applied Charlotte Tilbury Rock ‘N’ Kohl in Barbarella Brown in a feline flick on the top lash line to elongate her beautiful lashes. The eyes were finished with Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara on top and bottom lashes.


  1. Charlotte then used Hollywood favorite Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow in Light-Medium to highlight and add a subtle glow.


  1. Charlotte applied Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blusher in onto the apples of Demi’s cheeks.


  1. To complete the look, Charlotte lined Demi’s lips with Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Hollywood Honey and followed with Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl.




Charlotte Tilbury – Magic Cream

Charlotte Tilbury – Magic Eye Rescue

Charlotte Tilbury – Wonderglow Instant Soft-focus Beauty Flash
Charlotte Tilbury – Magic Foundation, 6 Medium 
Charlotte Tilbury – Mini Miracle Eye Wand, Shade 2

Charlotte Tilbury – The Retoucher Conceal & Treat Stick, 3 Medium
Charlotte Tilbury – Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder, 3 Dark
Charlotte Tilbury – Filmstar Bronze & Glow Face Sculpt & Highlight, Light-Medium



Charlotte Tilbury – Rock ‘N’ Kohl Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil, Barbarella Brown
Charlotte Tilbury – Luxury Palette, The Dolce Vita

Charlotte Tilbury – Full Fat Lashes, Glossy Black

Charlotte Tilbury – Brow Lift, Cara D



Charlotte Tilbury – Cheek to Chic Blusher, Ecstasy 



Charlotte Tilbury – Lip Cheat Lip Liner, Hollywood Honey

Charlotte Tilbury – Matte Revolution Lipstick, Bond Girl





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