Archives for September 2016

September 29, 2016

Celebrate National Coffee Day With Sally Hansen


The day coffee aficionados look forward to all year is finally here. To celebrate National Coffee Day Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador, Madeline Poole, created a nail look inspired by java.  For the nail look, Madeline used Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Birthday Suit and Totem-ly Yours to create a coffee bean mani.

National Coffee Day Nail Look  Step-By-Step Guide
Step 1
Start by applying 2 coats of Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Birthday Suit to all the nails.
Step 2
Using a striping brush, outline a semi-circle shape on the pinky nail using the color Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Totem-ly Yours. The shape should resemble the shape of a coffee bean – oblong and round.
Step 3
Fill in this semi-circle and repeat this process in a flip-flopping manner down the nails. The feel should be organic and random in placement.
Step 4
After painting the coffee bean outlines. Allow the nails to dry a few minutes and then apply one coat of SallyHansen Miracle Gel Top Coat.
SHARE THIS POST ON: Twitter | Share on Facebook | Google + | Pinterest
September 28, 2016

Visualize Your Future


Our mind is a powerful tool that works for us in many ways. Many successful people from the POTUS, CEO’s, airline pilots and even our most honored athletes competing in the Olympics have learned the skill of visualization. To say that they learned it, is an understatement, they have mastered it! I am going to share with you an activity you can do to get your powerful tool engaged. Let’s start with something simple, make a vision board. Simple right? For those of you who don’t know what a vision board is, let me explain. A vision board is what you create by placing all the things you desire onto a poster board where you can visually see your dreams. You will need a few supplies to get your vision board started. Most of these supplies you may already have.

– Poster board
– A stack of different types of magazines ~ Personal Photos ~ Images from the internet
– Glue/Glue stick. (Now if you are really crafty you can get really fancy with it and use glitter, markers, ribbons, etc.)

Suggestions to get you started:

– Set aside about an hour to complete your vision board.
– Create a relaxing atmosphere.
– Sit quietly and set the intent. Ask yourself: What it is you want? What is the life you want to live?
– Cut out images that represent the life you envision.
– Place the photo of yourself in the middle of the board or your most sought after goal.

Once you have all your material arranged on the board the way you like it, glue. Take a picture of your vision board and use as your screen saver, place it somewhere you can see it daily.

Get more info about Elizabeth Colen, Confidence and Conditioning Coach on Fit Mind, Fit Body and Fit Soul.

SHARE THIS POST ON: Twitter | Share on Facebook | Google + | Pinterest
September 27, 2016

Get ready for the holidays with Schulz & Malley Regiment Gift Set for “Him”



Schulz & Malley Trading Company has just introduced a fabulous grooming set specifically designed for men. I am bestowing their newest Regiment Gift Set to each of my two sons this holiday season. I am hoping that this gift will be an incentive for them to shave off their excess facial hair so “mom” can see those handsome baby faces. Seriously, even if they just use the products to feel better, that’s the most important thing. My husband thinks that they will really like the “shave set” as he calls it because he is enjoying his own Regiment Gift Set.

My husband is very fussy about the products he uses on his face and won’t use anything with a strong scent. Schulz & Malley Trading Company’s Regiment has the perfect scent. It’s light and mild but definitely masculine. The scent is perfect for those who don’t want to smell like a strong scent of cologne after using their shaving products.

The Regiment includes a Cleansing Face Wash, Pre-Shave Oil, Brushless Shave Cream and After Shave BalmSchulz & Malley products are made with proprietary blends of natural ingredients, including essential oils, antioxidant vitamins, humectants, peptides and algae extracts. The products work quite well, if they didn’t, my husband wouldn’t still be using them.


  • The Cleansing Face Wash is a mild formula that can be used both day and night It won’t dry or irritate the skin.
  • The Brushless Shave Cream will give you the closest shave ever. Softens Hair. It contains Aloe Vera leaving your skin soft and ready for shaving.
  • Pre-Shave Oil is rich in botanicals and provides slip and glide for a friction‐free, effortless shave. Have a tough or stubborn beard? Pre Shave Oil will prepare his beard by softening stubborn hair for a clean, close shave. My husband also points out that the Brushless shave cream is very convenient for traveling.
  • Lastly,  the After Shave Balm soothes and  moisturizes skin. With a blend of Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, Grapeseed Extract, Cooling Menthol, Chamomile Extract and Oat Kernel Extract he will feel so good he will want to shave again. He will smell fantastic too!

To learn more about Schulz & Malley Trading Company please visit The products are also available on QVC.coma nd other retailers across the country.


SHARE THIS POST ON: Twitter | Share on Facebook | Google + | Pinterest
September 27, 2016

Moms and Fashion- Useful Fashion Advice for Busy Mothers


Mothers are busy and their time is consumed by balancing their jobs, chores, and making sure the children are taken care of and they end up having no time for their needs. You know how important it is to take care of your wellbeing to avoid feeling stressed, irritable and unfulfilled.

Taking care of yourself includes monitoring your health and maintaining your image. If you do not take care of your style, you will not be happy with the image that the mirror reflects each day. This will lead to low self esteem and lack of confidence. If you devote some of your time to looking good, you will feel happier and everyday will be an exciting opportunity to be fashionable.

Basic Pieces

  • Contrary to popular belief, being stylish is easy. Look fashionable everyday by investing in basics or essentials.
  • A stylish wardrobe should contain several basic items in neutral shades or colors. These types of pieces are regarded as investments because they are timeless and always in style. They are easy to wear with other garments and form the foundation of your wardrobe.
  • Basic pieces include stylish white shirts, cardigans, jeans, black pants and leggings.

Different Accessories

Accessorize your basic pieces with items such as scarves that not only make sure you are warm butalso look stylish. Other accessories that can add a touch of style to your pieces include necklaces, rings and bracelets. Choose accessories that you like and invest in functional ones such as shoes and bags.

Hair Styling

If you do not have the time to visit your hairdresser on a regular basis, make an effort to learn simple and flattering hairstyles. Several tutorials, blogs and other forms of information are available online to help you learn different hairstyles and how to keep your hair healthy.

Anyone who owns or runs a home knows how important it is to maintain a clean environment. A dirty home causes misery, discomfort and reflects negatively on your image. Professional maids are dedicated to keeping your home clean and enabling you to focus on other crucial tasks.

Enhance with Simple Makeup

If you lack the patience and time to apply makeup, simple fixes such as concealer will instantly brighten up your face. Makeup products such as foundation and mascara can help you look radiant. Use simple makeup techniques to enhance your features.

Trendy and Modern

If you want to be trendy, look for pieces that are easy and comfortable to wear. Trendy clothing is usually fun and modern. Combine your trendy items with your basic pieces for a unique look. Fashion and style are all about investing in your appearance and having fun. Try on different clothes, buy new items and make some bold statements with your fashion choices.

Hire a Tailor

Hiring a good tailor can positively transform your entire wardrobe. The best clothes feature the right fit and should accentuate your body shape. Tailoring is worth every cent because it enables you to alter and customize your clothes for a better fit. Being a mother does not prevent you from looking young and stylish.


SHARE THIS POST ON: Twitter | Share on Facebook | Google + | Pinterest
September 27, 2016

Idina Menzel Carries Tyler Ellis!


photos by Getty Images

LOS ANGELES – September 26, 2016 – Idina Menzel carried Tyler Ellis to the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas this weekend. The newly engaged singer looked sleek in a black jumpsuit accented with her Tyler Ellis Lee Clutch in Black Satin with Swarovski Crystal (price available upon request,

SHARE THIS POST ON: Twitter | Share on Facebook | Google + | Pinterest
September 27, 2016

Only a few more days to Enter September’s Surprise Beauty Box

It's a Glam Thing Beauty Box

It’s a Glam Thing Beauty Box

One lucky winner will receive an It’s a Glam Thing Beauty Box™ (valued at over $200.00). Your Beauty Box™ will include the newest, most unique, tested and true beauty products that we love and adore. Each box will include a selection of Full Size products chosen especially for you from our team of beauty experts. Enter today!



  Also featured in this month’s giveaway, a Back to School Special from DOVE and

This super cute must-have gift set will help make the transition back to school easier. This Back-To-School Essentials Giveaway includes Dove Advanced Care as well as a backpack, planner and notebooks from!
Dove’s Advanced Care Antiperspirant offers 48 hours of odor and wetness protection plus added skincare benefits with its NutriumMoisture formula for softer, smoother underarms. Available in 15 different fragrances at drugstores.
SHARE THIS POST ON: Twitter | Share on Facebook | Google + | Pinterest
September 23, 2016

From the Pros: 5 Common Things That Happen When You Lose A Noticeable Amount Of Weight


5 Common Things That Happen When You Lose A Noticeable Amount Of Weight 


Whenever someone chooses to commit to a weight loss journey, it’s not just a physical transformation that happens, but a mental transformation as well. Regardless of how long it takes for people to reach their goal weight, there are significant things that occur along the way that impact their body image and confidence. For all of the positive reinforcement once receives, they might also notice some negativity or odd reactions from those they are close to. Read on for tips and insights from leading experts that will offer clarity and solutions for anyone seeking to transform or who already has.

  1. You shed friends along with pounds.

Dr. Sanam Hafeez PsyD a NYC based licensed neuropsychologist, a teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College, explains that, “It is normal to lose friends as you lose pounds. As you see the payoff from the lifestyle changes you’ve made you may feel disconnected with friends who may still eat and drink things you no longer do. You’re evolving,” offers Dr. Hafeez. She also adds that, “It’s common to notice jealousy, and digs. You may even experience exclusion from dinners out presuming you wouldn’t want to indulge.”

Have faith that your true friends will love you at any size. “It will actually be difficult to tolerate any gossip, negativity or activities that are counterproductive. The last thing you need are people who bring you down when you are doing something positive for your well being. Look out for yourself. At times that may mean distancing from certain people,” advises Dr. Hafeez.

  1. Loose skin becomes the new thing you notice.Once you reach your goal weight, you may love how you look in clothes but naked in or a bathing suit is a whole other story. This is most common when weight loss is significant. Even when weight training is part of the regimen, loose skin does happen.

Dr. John Zannis a board certified plastic surgeon based in New Bern, North Carolina frequently sees and treats patients who went through a weight loss transformation. According to Dr. Zannis, “Loose skin can gather at the stomach, under arms, breasts, buttocks, inner thighs, face and neck. The more significant the weight-loss is, say 50 pounds and above, the more likely a plastic surgeon is sought out to explore body lifts that specifically address loose skin after weight-loss.”

  1. You have more energy, are excited about life and can do more!

As you change your diet, add daily exercise to your new lifestyle and see the weight melt off, you gain energy! You don’t feel the need to hit the snooze button anymore. You may wake up energized for that 7am powerwalk or you may be inspired by that beautiful new dress you get to wear to work, another dress size dropped. Yay!

“Use newfound energy to your advantage, encourages Dr. Hafeez, your brain is forming new neuropathways as your perception about your body starts to change. That flight of stairs that was once an obstacle is much easier. Simple things like putting on shoes, picking up toys and pushing a vacuum are done with ease. As you take notice of what your body can do, you gain more confidence and want to do more. This energizes you both physically and mentally,” she adds.

  1. Shopping gets interesting.

It is common to get overwhelmed with options now that you can shop the way you always dreamed of.  Perhaps your new strong, shapely legs have inspired you to wear dresses again for the first time in years. Or after always covering your arms, you may opt for sleeveless tops. Either way, trying new looks outside of your comfort zone can be daunting. Dr. Hafeez advises to, shop on your own or with someone you really trust. “It is important that shopping is made to be fun by approaching it as a style experiment. Don’t expect everything to look perfect just because you are a much smaller size. Some things will work, others won’t. Look for clothes that feel good. When you smile in the mirror that’s a sign you’re on track.” 

  1. You make yourself, your health and well being top priority and start to inspire others.

When you lose a noticeable amount of weight other people want to know how you did it and how you are keeping the weight off. Your immediate family may also adapt to your dietary changes and experience weight loss by association. When your kids see you wake up every morning to exercise they see that anything worth having requires commitment. Your significant other may be inspired to also lose weight. “When you take care of yourself and are in a positive mindset, it has a positive impact on everyone you interact with. When the mind and body are aligned you love the way you look and feel, you’re happy and someone others can look up to.”

For information on Dr. Sanam Hafeez visit:

For information on Dr. John Zannis visit:

SHARE THIS POST ON: Twitter | Share on Facebook | Google + | Pinterest
September 23, 2016

Murder, She Wrote


Folklaur Chevrier could easily be cast as the fictional sleuth Nancy Drew. After all, the actress spent the last ten years pursuing a cold case in her native Ontario, Canada. What began as a curiosity soon became an obsession and ultimately a screenplay called “Innocence,” which is starting to garner buzz as a hot property, most recently whispered about at the Toronto International Film Festival. Inspired by Chevrier’s painstaking research, “Innocence” tells the story of a woman determined to find out who killed her childhood friend, a mystery that has lingered for two decades. In an exclusive, Folklaur shares her thoughts on “Innocence” for the first time!

NN: We hear you’re a real-life Nancy Drew! Please tell us how you first became interested in the cold case that would eventually inspire your screenplay “Innocence.”

FC: I was searching for a real-life story to explore and develop. One day, there it was on the front page of our local newspaper, the 20th Anniversary of an unimaginable small-town tragedy. A 9-year-old girl had been murdered and her killer had never been caught. The article had a gut-wrenching photo of the mother standing at her daughter’s grave. The image and story was just the beginning. What struck me was that there were still so many unanswered questions.

NN: As you researched the cold case, at what point did you realize it could be adapted for the screen?

FC: I immediately so the potential of adapting this story for the screen. It was so different from anything I had ever heard of. What I discovered in my research was, to me, both disturbing and inconceivable. It led me to an obsession to unearth the truth and honor this innocent child and her family.

NN: We understand that “Innocence” is a fictionalized version of the cold case. How do the two stories differ?

FC: I realized certain dramatic elements could be used to explore what might have happened while maintaining the integrity of the story. And there is a lot of story and sharing every detail wasn’t feasible. Fictionalizing the basic true narrative allowed me more flexibility to tell the story I thought was most compelling.

NN: What are the challenges of fictionalizing a story like this?

FC: There were almost too many challenges to count! One thing I new was extremely important was to tell a great story. I think that’s one reason the script is being talked about now. As an actress, I think of myself as a storyteller, but I’m not a screenwriter. I was fortunate to be able to collaborate with two outstanding writers (Douglas Nyback and Michael Goodin) who saw both the big picture as well as the nuances of telling this kind of story.

NN: Did you have a role in mind for yourself in “Innocence?” If so, which character and why?

FC: Yes, and you won’t believe which part I saw myself playing! Believe it or not, it was the role of the murdered child’s mother who I renamed “Pat.” The real “Pat” is a lot older than I am. She’s 71-years-old now. I had the privilege of interviewing her during my investigation. Although I’m not physically a match for her, I was moved by her steadfast resolve to find the truth. Thankfully, I’ve never endured anything close to what she’s faced losing a child in such a horrific way, but at some level, I understood her. As actors, we seek to illuminate the human condition in all of its situations, and always, always seeking the truth. I hope that’s what we accomplished with “Innocence.”

Visit for more info and follow Folklaur Chevrier @FolklaurChev

SHARE THIS POST ON: Twitter | Share on Facebook | Google + | Pinterest
September 22, 2016

You never need a wash cloth if you have a dew puff


If you use a washcloth to wash your face, I found just the thing to replace it. The Dew Puff is our new washcloth. This little puff is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and strong enough to give your face and neck the gentle cleansing it deserves. My husband and I each have our own Dew Puff and we like the way it cleanses. One of the things I noticed about the Dew Puff  is the way it is contoured like a teardrop.  This shape enables you to focuss on a large area or zoom into small spaces like the corners of your eyes (not in your eyes of course) and ears. Unlike a washcloth which has to be laundered after each use,  with the Dew Puff, simply rinse out and let dry and it’s ready for another use. The best thing about the Dew Puff is that you can use it alone by just adding water or add a bit of your favorite facial cleanser, you don’t need much, just a drop.

The Dew Puff not only aids in cleansing but its material allows you to exfoliate for bright and glowing skin. The Dew Puff  is an organic sponge made of pure plant fibers, mainly, the root of konjac, a plant native to Asia (also known as Elephant Yam).  Don’t let the hard texture scare you. Once you wet it, the Dew Puff becomes soft and ready for gentle cleansing.

The Dew Puff is Chemical Free, biodegradable and vegan approved. Have problem skin? No worries, The Dew Puff  is perfect for every skin type and is available in three different types of sponges:

  • Original – Use alone or with one’s own favorite cleanser
  • Bamboo Charcoal – Removes toxins. Perfect for blemish prone skin.
  • Asian Clay – Removes impurities for a healthy glow. All the ancient benefits of clay.

You can purchase your Dew Puff at, you won’t be disappointed.

SHARE THIS POST ON: Twitter | Share on Facebook | Google + | Pinterest
September 22, 2016

Petal Fresh As Seen on Extra TV!

I see one of our “Faves” Petal Fresh Coconut Body Butter! in The Hollywood Swag Bag  (HSB) Featured on EXTRA! TV Emmy Weekend 2016 .



SHARE THIS POST ON: Twitter | Share on Facebook | Google + | Pinterest