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March 31, 2016

How to Choose Pro Tools Training Video Tutorial


Pro Tools is a software that is taking DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) to a whole new level. If you are a music producer or a music production student, then you learning about Pro Tools is more of a necessity to you. With this software, you will be making the best music of all time. Not forgetting to mention the software’s high Definition (HD) audio capabilities.

All you need is an external hardware interface attached to your computer and of course Pro Tools. After which you will be able to create your own audio recordings and productions. With a training tutorial that is perfect for your Pro Tools version, you can start making your first Pro Tools recording. My bet is, at the end of it all, you will be glad you used Pro Tools.

As fun as this may sound, it might be tricky trying to use Pro Tools especially if you have zero knowledge about music production and audio recording. Most people find working with Pro Tools a bit frustrating. Luckily, there are training video tutorials online that you can view and review whenever you are stuck. Whether you opt for Pro Tools and Pro Tools HD, or Pro Tools Express, or Pro Tools MP9 or Pro Tools SE, browse to these training tutorials online and you will do just fine.

However, with the internet flooded with all kinds’ information; the good and the bad, it might be a bit daunting trying to find the best ProTools Tutorial. To ensure that you choose videos that are useful, informative and reliable, read on.

  • Choose a tutorial that will give you the basic knowledge about Pro Tools

This is the very first step for you, especially if you are a beginner or a first timer in the digital audio studios. In this tutorial you are most likely to learn about audio production; how to record your audio, how to import the audio and how to use Pro Tools to produce your audio.

  • Choose a tutorial that tackles on the Pro Tools editing Basic

Now that you have your audio recorded and imported, it is time to edit it into something finer. Your second tutorial should teach you how you can move, delete, trim, or copy your audio. Basically, this process is very important for any audio recording. Therefore, ensure that you know your editing modes and tools well.

  • Choose a general tutorial that talks about how to make music in Pro Tools

Such a tutorial should give you an overview of the what, the why, the when, the where and the who’s of Pro Tools software families.

Pro Tools is clearly one of the most popular Digital Audio Works stations. Most people prefer this software for professional audio productions, music productions and film productions. If you are a music lover who finds writing and performing your own music to be fun, then you will have even more fun using Pro Tools.


Dwayne Johnson is an expert author who focuses on music, theatre and arts. Dwayne has managed to write over one hundred informative pieces about audio video production. He has also given a few hints on where you can get a Pro Tools Tutorial or any other audio music production training tutorial that will be useful to you.






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March 31, 2016

Three Cheers for Biosil!

As the old saying goes “The proof of the pudding is in the eating” I was told by a gal working at my local health food store that Biosil would greatly improve issues that I was having from my hypothyroidism, specifically with my hair and nails. For nine months now I have faithfully taken Biosil and have seen a noticeable improvement in my skin, hair, nails, and joints! Knee pain that I used to suffer terribly from when running, skiing and or playing soccer has become almost non-existent. My hair is thicker and my nails seem to grow faster. And the weirdest one of all…. my grey hairs seem to be fading, which I might add was even verified by my colorist. Then on top of it all I stumbled upon Christie Brinkley who appears to be touting all of the same things and then some. How fantastic does she look for 61! Collagen… Collagen… Collagen.

In researching Biosil it appears to be an advanced collagen generator, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, strengthening and thickening hair, improving skin elasticity as well as strengthening nails.

Honestly this is one of those things that you just need to try out for yourself and do some reading up on reviews of the product. Definitely worth giving it a go!


About Barb:

Barb was born and raised in Calgary Canada. She moved to Vancouver to go to UBC and pursue her dream of becoming an actress. She spent 30 years as a commercial actress as well as spending a year abroad modelling. She has always had an avid interest in natural ways to maintain looking youthful.  Natural Beauty has given her a creative outlet to explore the products available in todays market.

About Christy:

Christy was born and raised in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. She started acting in the theatre at age 10 and by the time she was 12 Christy was working regularly in the film and television industry. Christy was also an athlete and excelled in track, soccer, and basketball. After high school she backpacked through Europe and then continued with her education at the University of Victoria. Christy has always been very intrigued by health/wellness and exploring beauty from the inside out. She is an avid researcher and her curiosity and advocation for advanced beauty regimens allow her to explore many unique practices and products.  Christy still lives in Canada with her husband and three daughters. She is currently an entrepreneur and stay at home mom. 

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March 29, 2016

It’s a Glam Thing wants to share some exciting news from John Frieda


John Frieda® Hair Care is pleased to announce that Blair Fowler has joined it’s House of Experts — a group of haircare authorities who collaborate with the brand, maintaining its salon quality formulas and helping consumers navigate the line.
Fowler is the team’s first vlogger, marking a new era for the hair care industry and expanding what it means to be an expert. She will work with the brand to introduce fans to new offerings designed to bring salon-quality results into the home like Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ and Visibly Brighter™ Shampoos, Conditioners and In-Shower Treatments showing every woman firsthand how to achieve her ultimate hair colour right in her own shower!

You can get more information and view Blair’s introduction video here:

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March 29, 2016

Enjoy Skyy Hadley’s Rejuvenating Hot Cream at-home Hand and Foot Treatment


Celebrity manicurist and owner of As U Wish Nail Salon, Skyy Hadley’s shares her Rejuvenating Hot Cream at-home Hand and Foot Treatment! Below is a step by step guide to make this at home.

1) Remove all nail polish with a gentle polish remover
2) Begin by sloughing off winter’s dead and dry skin with a homemade sugar scrub (salt scrubs can be drying or irritating) made of sugar, a few drops of vegetable glycerin and a few drops of an uplifting essential oil such as peppermint or rosemary.
3) Gently rub hands together to scrub away dullness. Use a wash cloth to rub the scrub into your feet. Remove scrub with a warm wet cloth.
4) Next, Skyy tells consumers to not soak fingers or feet in water. By doing this you are actually drawing the moisture OUT of your skin
5) Instead, heat up 4 plastic baggies full of a thick, luxurious cream and add a few drops of an invigorating essential oil such as tangerine, ylang ylang, or chamomile, they all work great. Heat until very warm but not too hot. Hands and feet need only need about 2 minutes in bags for moisture to penetrate to the skin.
6) Remove hands and feet from bag and massage cream into skin, wiping off any excess
7) Make sure there is no cream on nails before applying polish.

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March 29, 2016

Reasons for Being a Good Tenant that Landlords Love


Being a tenant is not just about living in someone’s house and paying the rent. The relationship you build with the property owner is just as important. You may never have to meet your landlord and may only be dealing with him or her through third parties but being in his or her good books is beneficial to you.

For most people as long as they pay the rent no matter how inconsistent or erratic that may be is enough. A good tenant is one who pays his or her rent on time, lives peacefully with his or her neighbors and does not break the terms of lease. If your activities as a tenant has the attention of the landlord for all the wrong reasons, then just know you do not make the cut of being a good tenant.

Here are reasons why you should make it a point to be a good tenant:

It gives you leverage during any lease negotiation

During your lease renewal, you will have good leverage that will help you get more favorable terms. A tenant that does not have to be reminded when rent is due or who has received enough citations from the management because of uncomely behavior will not have much to use to have the landlord not increase charges during the lease renewal. You may even not get a chance to renew but a notice to vacate at the end of the lease.

It affects your mortgage application positively

If you are a first time applicant for mortgage, the financial institution may have to look at your rent paying patterns as a gauge of how you will make your payment. This will be present in your rental history report. It therefore pays to pay your rent in time, as this will indicate in your history. A poor rent paying record will see the mortgage company not giving you good credit terms as you may seem as a credit risk. If you are withholding rent due to a bad landlord, then you look for an alternative since how you pay rent does have consequences regardless of the reason of poor rent paying record.

You will always have your landlord’s attention

Being a good tenant means that you will always get the attention of your landlord or property management company. Do you have a problem with your utilities? The good record will see you get prompt responses and service. Do you want some changes or modifications done to your house? Then you can be sure that you will most likely get a more positive response.

You will always have a secure tenancy

Being a good tenant secures your tenancy. This means that you will not get a notice to vacate any time soon, which might disrupt your life. If the rental unit is located in a good neighborhood close to your workplace or good schools, you would want to secure it to the best of your ability. The first step is to ensure that you have paid your rent on time and that you give your landlord the most minimal fuss.


Christopher Michael works for a property management company and has seen the difference a good tenant-landlord relationship makes to a rental history report. Visit his blog for more information.


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March 29, 2016

Spring Savings at CVS/pharmacy!

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Starting this week, CVS/Pharmacy is offering an exclusive $4 off deal to customers who purchase either the Internal Vaginal Moisturizer or The Personal Vaginal Lubricant! This deal is ONLY available at CVS/pharmacy and is for a limited time. Don’t miss out!!


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March 29, 2016

Sally Hansen is the exclusive nail partner for DKNY



Sally Hansen is excited to be the exclusive nail partner for DKNY and to create the nail looks for the Fall 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week. “We wanted a playful look that mixes it up with a graphic design and tones from the 90’s,” explained Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, DKNY Creative Directors.

“When I think of DKNY, I think of the cool inspiration of the 90’s, the color palette of black, gray, white, neutrals, and strong graphic shapes. I knew the nails needed to feel equally sharp. The girls each have their own personality, a variety of hair styles and thus, a variety of nail styles as well. Using two colors, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Dark Hue-mor, a deep navy and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Commander in Chic, a muddy gray-purple, we created four different nail looks which will be randomly applied to the girls backstage. Every girl will have a unique combination of flare.” – Madeline Poole, Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador

unnamedCommander in Chic and Dark Hue-mor are part of Sally Hansen’s award-winning Complete Salon Manicure collection that infuses trend-setting shades with an expert-quality formula to deliver salon-caliber results. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure delivers seven salon manicure steps in one bottle. Chip-resistant strength joins gel-quality shine. Runway-ready color meets nourishing benefits. Plus, with a built-in base and top coat, it’s all you need to achieve a professional manicure at home.

Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole is a nail artist working in New York and LA. Trained as a painter, Madeline discovered the world of on-set manicuring, immediately recognizing that it was a culmination of all of her talent, interests and expertise. Her unique ability to craft innovative nail designs, impeccable execution, and emphasis on skin care has made her one of the most sought after names in the beauty industry. As part of her collaboration with Sally Hansen, Madeline helps set the artistic direction for a new generation of modern nail looks and collections globally with her fashion-forward vision.


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March 28, 2016

On set at Studio 62

A screen shot for you and a link to the clip: “Beauty and Grooming for Her and for Him”… at Sudio62 with Jamarcus Gaston


 Studio62 with Jamarcus Gaston

On Set Studio62 with Jamarcus Gaston


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March 28, 2016

Illumination Creme, Beard Savers and more on Studio62

Hi everyone, today I join our friend Jamarcus, Studio62 with Jamarcus Gaston”  with great beauty and grooming products for him and her.


Beard Saver

Bluebeards Original Beard Saver


For Her: Gerard Cosmetics BB Plus Illumination Creme  is a versatile product that can be used in a variety of ways. The product’s golden undertone adds dimension and a youthful glow to any complexion. Wear it alone, use it as a cream highlighter, as a primer or mixed in with your favorite foundation or moisturizer. BB creams are famous for their anti-aging, hydrating and brightening properties and with the boost of illuminating particles from this creme, they (the illuminating particles) help to hide imperfections.


For Him Jack Black Dry Erase Ultra Calming Face Cream with Hydromanil™, Ginger Root, Vitamins C & E. This powerful, non-greasy cream provides immediate and lasting moisturization for dry skin, calms sensitive skin, and helps reduce redness and irritation.


The formulas traps essential moisture and aides in the repair and replenishment of the skin’s natural protective barrier. Fortified with skin comforters and anti-irritants, it calms irritated skin and helps reduce redness.


(Note: + Hydromanil™ is a special patented moisturizer)


For Her: Pura d’or Pro Organic Rosehip Seed Oil is USDA Organic, 100% natural. Enriched with essential fatty acids (Omega 3, 6, 9). As well as Natural Retinol Acid (Vitamin A) and Vitamin C. This Rose Hip Seed Oil is cold pressed and unfiltered.

Regenerates skin cells, stimulating collagen production

Reduces the appearance of scars and stretch marks

Restores pH balance to soothe skin

Soothes scalp and encourages root health


(Note: the cold pressing method keeps all of the nutrients in the oil)

For him: BlueBeards Original Beard Saver alternative to beard oil.

Long before the beard boom, a husband and wife cooked up a solution to beard itch in their kitchen. These leave-in conditioners are truly a beard oil alternative, leaving your beard soft and healthy. They are non greasy and  take care of the sensitive skin underneath men’s facial hair. Perfect for keeping itch away in the scruffy stages, and just as adept at keeping fuller beards under control.


For her: Out of Africa Shea Butter Body Washes are nourishing and perfect for all skin types especially delicate skin. They are made with Pure Unrefined Shea Butter and essential oils. Naturally rich in vitamins and antioxidants A, E and F . They are available in scents like geranium, lemon verbena, grapefruit, vanilla and lavender plus unscented. (Men like them too!)


For him: Dove Men + Care Body & Face Wash fights skin dryness. The ultra-light, hypoallergenic formula locks in natural moisture, hydrating the skin making it  healthier and  stronger skin.  All Dove Men+Care Body Washes are powered by MICRO-MOISTURIZERS, which activate on skin during lather for healthier, stronger skin.


NEW Removes Oil Control body wash removes oil without over drying and helps maintain skin’s hydration levels

Clean Comfort body wash is a mild formula with a refreshing scent

Extra Fresh body wash is an invigorating cleansing gel with a touch of menthol for a cooling sensation

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March 28, 2016

The amazing benifits of powder found in Alitura The Clay Mask


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Andy Hnilo, founder and creator of Alitura The Clay Mask formulated this amazing mask with the following in mind; “Encourage New Skin Cell Growth. Exfoliate Dead Skin. Stimulate Blood Flow. Reduce Pore Openings.” 

The Clay Mask was created after Andy was the victim of a serious hit and run accident which left him severely injured. Andy was a runway model and an extremely physically active individual and stated the following: “The most critical tool for healing my exterior was a hand-crafted blend of unique, specialized ingredients from around the world that I formulated myself. Thus, the Alitura Clay Mask was born.”  More on Andy Hnilo’s story can be found here, The Clay Mask



There are several elements of The Clay Mask that I found most appealing. The Clay Mask is a powder which you mix with water until you reach your desired consistency. Therefore, The Clay Mask will never dry out from sitting on the shelf too long. The powder is easy to mix and doesn’t get lumpy. The Clay Mask can be used not only on your face but anywhere on your body. Both Men and Women can enjoy the benefits of this unique facial and body treatment.

The Clay Mask purifies, exfoliates, reduces pores and encourages the growth of new skin cells. There is nothing like the feeling of relaxation once you have treated your skin to The Clay Mask. While The Clay Mask is drying, imagine all the impurities on your skin being drawn out and what you will have remaining is beautiful skin. I have been using The Clay Mask one or twice a week on my neck and face and must admit, my skin feels fresh and looks vibrant after each use.

I found the following ingredients listed on Alitura Website:

Alitura’s The Clay Mask is formulated with 10% L-Ascorbic Acid, the highest quality Vitamin C, which is extremely absorbable. L-Ascorbic Acid brightens the skin by radically reducing the effects of sun damage and spotting.

6-hour Grass-fed Colostrum: Colostrum is a natural source of many vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and amino acids. Rich in growth factor IGF-1, 6-hour colostrum assists in the regeneration of skin cells. I loved the fact that The Clay Mask is blended with  Freshwater Pearl powder which benefits your skin greatly by minimizing sun spots and evens skin tone. American Ginseng clears blemishes with its refreshing, blood-building properties. Organic Kelp powder offers topical nourishment for your skin by penetrating pores and drawing out impurities.

Of course, let’s not forget about the importance of the unique blends of clays. Rhassoul Clay: Direct from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, provides the detoxifying effects. It helps improve skin elasticity, unclogs pores, and removes harmful, excess surface oils. Pyrophyllite Clay contains over 70% of the mineral silica maintaining elasticity in our skin. Calcium Bentonite Clay is a highly absorbent quarry-mined clay helps with the extraction of acne-producing toxins and metals tighten inflamed pores. Kaolin Clay helps purify, nourish, and heal different skin types and is a key ingredient in the anti-aging process.

So, there you have it, the vitamins, minerals and unique blend of Clays giving you the best-looking skin a body can have. Find it at Alitura Naturals

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