Archives for July 2016

July 31, 2016

Mom and Baby will love these …

Enya Flack, Beauty & Lifestyle Expert with It’s a Glam Thing presents products that Mom and Baby will love.

(Watch August 1, Studio62 with Jamarcus Gaston)


The “Shea Baby” line of Baby skincare products is brand NEW and includes:

Bar Soap

Bubble Bath, 100% Natural and Tear Free

Gentle and Creamy Baby Lotion

Wash & Shampoo

These Shea Butter based products are Pediatrician recommended. They nourish and protect baby’s delicate skin. A key ingredient is calendula, an herb that is very beneficial for baby’s sensitive skin.

www.outofafricashea.com

 

The “Organic Pharmacy” Stretch Mark Oil is a during and after pregnancy “must have” skin care product for Mom.

 

Wheat germ, Rose Hip and Marigold are combined with Neroli and Lavender to keep stretch marks at bay and keep skin soft and subtle.

 

The “Organic Pharmacy” Bilberry Complex Cream promotes healthy veins and legs and reduces swollen feet. The cream contains, Ginger and Aesculus to improve circulation and is a help for swollen feet and legs.

www.theorganicpharmacy.com

 

Calming Everywhere Spritz gives little ones a gentle nudge to help them relax and unwind. It contains organic and sustainably grown ingredients in a Break proof plastic bottle. It helps keep germs away. It’s great for misting baby’s room before bedtime to help with a good night’s sleep. It is allergy tested and is scented with French Lavender.

 

I Love You Massage Oil is a safe, gentle, and effective non-greasy oil that hydrates and moisturizes with essential oils like Ylang Ylang and Sweet Orange. It’s great for applying right after baby’s bath, before towel drying. A portion of the proceeds from sales of I Love You Massage Oil are donated to Breast Cancer Research Programs.

www.californiababy.com

 

The “Something Salty” backpack in a Charcoal Canvas fabric allows Dads, older brothers, and Uncles to easily stow away their “stuff” to free up hands and arms for cradling baby on the go.

http://www.somethingstrong.com/back-packs/

 

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July 27, 2016

The Winner of April’s It’s a Glam Thing’s Surprise Beauty Box is…..

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Congratulations Lorie P. from Aiken, SC. You are the lucky winner of our Surprise Beauty Basket. Your gifts will be arriving shortly and we hope you enjoy your beauty products from the following companies:

PURA D’OR Scalp Therapy Purador.com

Out of Africa Shea Body Hand Cream Outofafricashea.com

Hair2Wear  www.hair2wear.com

Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick  Gerardcosmetics.com

Apothederm Brightening Cleanser Apothederm.com

Bath and Body Works Shower Gel & Lotion   bathandbodyworks.com

PrivateRX Cooling Pads and Soothing Serum   privaterx.com

Almay liquid foundation  almay.com

Rockstar White  rockstarwhite.com

CVS Anti Aging Therap    cvs.com

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July 26, 2016

Sally Hansen introduces “Royal Splendor”

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SALLY HANSEN introduces its new line of Miracle Gel colors called “Royal Splendor”. You will not be disappointed in these 7 amazing colors.  We love Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel because the polishes last several weeks and are chip resistant. Remember to use Miracle Gel2X Volume Top Coat with the Miracle Gel shades to experience the long-lasting benefits as well as a high gloss finish. The beauty of Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel is that no lights are needed for the polish to harden. Apply Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in 2 easy steps:

First, apply two thin coats of Miracle Gel color to clean, bare nails. Then, apply one coat of the Miracle Gel Top Coat. Natural light cures the polish, yielding a manicure that resembles a UV / LED cured gel polish. It removes easily with regular nail polish remover.

The “Royal Splendor” collection features seven new regal shades:

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  • Plush Blush This powder pink features a Hall Of Mirrors-esque iridescence
  • Frill Seeker Stop searching, you’ve arrived at the perfect resplendent, creamy-peach shade
  • Regal Rosé Wine and dine — or let them eat cake — in a sparkling pale peony
  • Mauve-olous Take the throne in this beige-tinged medium-pink tone
  • Off with her Red! Hold court with this vibrant, true red
  • Can’t Beet Royalty Bring it to the boudoir in this rich maroon
  • Prince Char-mint A refreshingly Versailles-worthy pale verdant hue

Price & Availability: The Miracle Gel™ Royal Splendor Collection, SRP $9.99 each and are on store shelves now.  View all that Sally Hansen has to offer at SallyHansen.com

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July 26, 2016

I’m Heading back to school with DOVE

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Dove carries some of the best body washes. I love the creamy texture and the thick lather. The scents of the body washes are fantastic especially Dove’s newest scent, Purely Pampering Sweet Cream with Peony.  The sweet peony scent lingers on your skin long after you wash and it smells so so good. I love how my skin feels after washing and I especially love that Dove is Dermatologist Recommended. Dove has NutriumMoisture™ technology which will treat your skin with natural nutrients. Your skin will feel soft and refreshed.

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I have already stocked up on Dove body washes and soap bars to bring back to school. The body wash is 21 oz. and will provide me with many showers. I plan on leaving a soap bar at my sink to wash my hands and of course the fragrance of the soap will make the bathroom smell great. The Dove soap bars also contain ¼ moisturizing cream for added moisturizing. You can find Dove products at stores like CVS, Walmart, Walgreens and Target.

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July 26, 2016

Kat Graham Carries Henri Bendel!

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LOS ANGELES – July 25, 2016 –  Kat Graham was photographed carrying Henri Bendel to the Entertainment Weekly Annual Comic-Con Bash in San Diego this weekend. The Vampire Diaries’ star looked sleek and sexy in all black accented with Henri Bendel’s Party Starter Box Clutch in Black ($64, www.henribendel.com).
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July 26, 2016

Beauty Bucket List 10 Unexpected Must Do Things

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Want to look, feel and think more beautifully? We called upon several experts in dermatology, longevity, psychology and even plastic surgery to bring you 10 unexpected things to consider adding to your beauty bucket list. They are…

  1. Only drink water for 30 days. Imagine the benefits to your skin, hair, nails and overall body when you cut out sugars, caffeine, alcohol, and anything artificial and go straight H20. Dr. Christopher Calapai D.O. anti aging and stem cell specialist says, “be sure to drink pure water and if it gets boring add lemon, lime, or blueberries. Within the first week you will notice skin that is plump, glowing, clear and soft. By the second week people will take notice asking what you have done. The difference, for those who stick to a water only beverage plan for 30 days is astounding.”
  1. Ditch all facial products for a month. Look at your bathroom countertop and drawers. Product overload is common. Perhaps you bought into the promises of one product then jumped to another and another. Clear the clutter and clear your skin. Dr. Kally Papantoniou a board certified dermatologist in New York urges people to get rid of old expired skincare products and get back to basics. Using a simple non comedogenic facial cleanser and a moisturizer with SPF each day for a month will allow the skin to heal itself and return to a natural state. After 2 weeks of a simplified skincare regimen you may see fewer and less intense breakouts, less dryness or less oil.
  1. Change your hair color and style.

It’s quite common for women to drastically change their hair after a break-up but why wait for an emotional upheaval? Have long hair? Try a pixie cut! Have a short brown bob? Go blonde! Dr. Sanam Hafeez, NYC based licensed neuropsychologist and teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College, explains that our hair is a huge part of our identity. “When we really want a change in our lives, the fastest way to shift your mind towards forward progression is to alter our appearance in a major way. The best part with experimenting with hair is that it can grow back and you can enjoy different styles during the grow out process.”

Give the girls a lift or go smaller!  Dr. John Zannis a board certified plastic surgeon from North Carolina, says that breast augmentation done to mothers who breastfed multiple children is a game changer. “These women come in to see me feeling as if their breasts don’t match their zest for life. They want them lifted and fuller and back to what they were before breastfeeding.” Further women whose smaller frame can’t handle large breasts leading to back and neck strain and even nerve damage can benefit from breast reduction. “Breast reduction changes lives. I have seen it in my practice. Women feel free going from an F cup to a full B. No more neck aches and shoulder pain not to mention bra straps digging into skin.”

  1. Learn to meditate.Want to appear 5 – 10 years younger within a month? Start meditating. Studies have shown that people who meditate are more optimistic, more calm and able to remain focused. They seem to breathe more deeply and have this general vibe of self-awareness. People who meditate know how to declutter their minds of worrisome thoughts that only perpetuate accelerated aging and illness. Dr. Hafeezencourages her patients to meditate by engaging all 5 senses. “When we sit or lay still and focus on our breathing and immediate surroundings we become fully present.”
  1. Get a skin check up, head to toe by a pro.People mistakenly think that total body skin screenings are for the pale and cancer prone. This is not the case. Even people who never burn in the sun should have a check up. “There are places where precancerous moles like to hide such as in the scalp, behind ears, in-between toes and under nails,” explains Dr. Papantoniou. “It’s always good to be safe and get moles and other growths looked at as we age.”
  1. Get it “fixed.” Maybe you broke your nose playing soccer at 14 and it never healed right affecting your breathing not to mention making a common cold a catastrophe. Now that you’re an adult and your facial bones have settled into place consider a nose job. Dr. Zannis, warns that a broken nose can complicate breathing which can lead to sleep apnea and a host of other sinus issues. “Most of the time it’s not only a cosmetic issue it goes deeper than that. It’s important that the functionality of the nose is a priority. Many of my cases have experienced an injury to their nose which not only affected the appearance but their breathing.”
  1. Buy a luxurious bathrobe. Admit it those robes found at spas and 5 star hotels are comfortable, really really, really comfortable. It’s amazing how something so simple can really make you feel so beautiful. “Adding a touch of luxury to your life is a kind way to pamper yourself. Women of all shapes and sizes have body issues so if it feels great to wrap your body in a plush terry cloth robe go for it!, offersDr. Hafeez.

Go back to bedtime. When we sleep our body repairs itself. When we are overworked, over worried and sleep deprived our bodies don’t have the time to regenerate. This leads to a slower metabolism, poor organ function and sallow, wrinkled skin. “As we age we need a set bedtime and wake-time. The sleep cycle is pivotal for cellular turnover. New mothers often see more wrinkles and a difference in skin texture and radiance because they are awakened several times during the night,” offers Dr. Calapai. Ideally adults need between 6 and 8 hours of sleep each night.

  1. Get those earlobes repaired!From the most simple ear lobe repair for a torn ear lobe, to the more complex repair of ear gauges, you can now have your ear lobe back. Dr. Papantoniou offers this procedure in office, with local anesthesia and stitches that are dissolvable. “The ear heals very quickly and scars are minimal. The ear can be re-pierced 2-3 months after having the repair surgery,” she explains.

Regardless of where you are on your beauty journey of life know that how we feel matters most and feeling good from the inside always makes the outside more healthy, vibrant and beautiful.

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July 26, 2016

Tammy Fender Friends & Family Sale Starts August 1st

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From August 1st though August 8th, Tammy Fender Holistic Skin Care will be offering a 20% Friends & Family discount to all Tammyfender.com shoppers. You’ll be able to treat yourself to the expert aesthetician’s most luxe, deeply healing and ultra-nourishing products, from the brand’s beloved Bulgarian Rose Water ($65 retail, $52 with discount) to its age-defying Quintessential Serum ($175 retail, $140 with discount).

WHEN: Monday, August 1st – Monday, August 8th

WHERE: www.tammyfender.com

HOW: Shop as you normally would on www.tammyfender.com. Discount will be automatically applied at checkout.

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July 25, 2016

Salon styled hair, thanks to Centrix Heat Boss Brush

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Salon styled hair, thanks to Centrix Heat Boss Brush Collection!  This brush is available in two different sizes, 1.50″ and 1.75″. In using the 1.50″ brush for myself, I have taken note of a drastic change in my hair texture after blow drying my hair with this round brush. Because this brush contains a chrome plated barrel, it makes it super easy to brush through tangly hair effortlessly and seamlessly resulting in perfectly smooth hair. The great thing about his brush is how customized you can make it. The heat can be monitored depending on the thickness of your hair type! If you are someone with fine hair, than leaving the dial open is a great option to create the best results. If you are someone like me, with medium to thick hair, leaving the dial closed will lock in the heat just by pressing the dryers barrel downwards. Even down to the handle bar, this brush is top notch. It is perfectly fitted to comfortably style and perfect your hair. I love it! It’s my secret weapon when I can’t get to the hairdresser and I need a “do it yourself” blowout!

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July 25, 2016

3 skincare rules you probably don’t know

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Advice from the pros at SKIN TYPE SOLUTIONS: You know you shouldn’t be going to bed with makeup on and (hopefully) that you should be using an antioxidant each morning, but there are quite a few skincare rules that most people just don’t know. From the real reason why you shouldn’t use expired drugs to combining two of summer’s most commonly used products, CLICK HERE for three essential skincare rules to follow (and keep an eye out for more in the months to come)!

KNOW YOUR SKIN TYPE

The Skin Type Solutions System evaluates four facial skin attributes to scientifically determine your Baumann Skin Type.

Skin Type.® Dry (D) vs. Oily (O) Your skin’s oil production and ability to hold onto water determine your skin’s hydration status and tendency toward enlarged or clogged pores.

Sensitive (S) vs. Resistant (R) Sensitive skin types experience acne, redness, burning, stinging or frequent rashes. Resistant skin types rarely suffer from inflammation, and need stronger ingredients.

Pigmented (P) vs. Non-pigmented (N) Pigmented skin types experience discoloration, while Nonpigmented skin types are even in color. This parameter is independent of ethnicity.

Wrinkle prone (W) vs. Tight (T) Wrinkle-prone skin types require anti-aging ingredients, while Tight skin types are teenagers and others who are not yet ready for aging prevention.

Skin Type Solutions will customize and prescribe the proper skincare regime for you today.

To Find a doctor near you visit: http://www.stsfranchise.com/#!current-franchises/c1iim

 

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July 24, 2016

Abba Pure Performance Hair Care Styles your Curly hair to perfection

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If you have curly hair that is unmanageable at times (especially on hot and humid days) you need to add ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care to your beauty cabinet.  

ABBA Pure Performance Hair Care offers products catering to all  hair types. Abba Pure Perfection for color treated hair; Pure Moisture for damaged dry and brittle hair; Pure Volume for Lifeless and fine hair; Pure Gentle, gentle enough for children and Pure Recovery designed for decreasing heavy build-up and removes impurities. Last but not least, I am loving Pure Style specially formulated for curly hair.

What makes Abba Pure Performance Hair Care so unique?  As stated by ABBA, “for over 25 years ABBA® Pure Performance Hair Care has been a leader in product formulation. We were the first brand to make 100% Vegan hair care products and our Gluten-Free ProQuinoa Complex™ delivers performance, protein and purity like no other professional salon brand on the market.”

There are several products in the Pure Style line,  ABBA Texturizing Cream, Curl Prep Spray and Curl Finish Spray.  They are exactly what my curly hair needs to keep in in control. After washing your hair, apply a small amount of the texturizing cream. I prefer to air dry and the texture cream creates curls with definition without the volume and frizz. The combination of Olive butter, Sunflower extract andProQuinoa Complex™ repair and moisturizes my hair beautifully. You will feel the difference after your first application. ABBA’s Tip for the Texture Cream: Layer on throughout the day for increased separation.

ABBA Curl Prep Spray hydrates your curly hair while allowing you to style your hair either by air drying or blow drying. ABBA’s tip for Curl Prep Spray: Use on all hair types for texture. Curl Prep Spray is formulated with Lemongrass, Orange Peel Oil, ProQuinoa Complex™.

Abba Curl Finish Spray works to perfection. Apply the spray after you have finished styling and your hair will stay in place for hours.  Curl Prep Spray will give you a firm hold without stiff, sticky buildup. Curl Prep Spray is formulated with  Avocado, Grapefruit and ProQuinoa Complexand is perfect for all hair types. ABBA’s TIP for Curl Prep Spray: For a wet look, use ABBA® Volume Gel, comb into style and finish with spray.

ABBA has a commitment to purity. Their products are never tested on animals. They are 100% Vegan, Gluten-Free and made without Parabens*, DEA*, Phathalates, Synthetic Color Additives, Sulfates and Sodium Chlorides.

You can find the ABBA Pure Performance product line at Ulta.com. Learn more about ABBA at www.pureabba.com

 

 

 

 

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