Archives for 2017

June 24, 2017

Bella Magazine Party

Thank you to Bella Magazine and Camila Alves for having me at your cover issue party! The party was at Sofitel Hotel and Restaurant last night in Beverly Hills. It was so great to meet the editor and publisher of the magazine that covers the luxury lifestyle of both New York and Los Angeles. Dermalogica Skin Care sponsored the party, handing out free samples and a certificate for a 20 minute treatment–thank you Dermalogica!

Camila was so sweet and remembered meeting my mom at the “Sing” Premiere with her husband Matthew McConaughey. Thank you again Bella Magazine and Camila for a great night!

And if you haven’t yet, go checkout Bella Magazine and pickup a copy of this month’s issue with Camila Alves as the cover girl!

Best,
Lizzy XOXO

P.S. New music and live show is coming soon!!!

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June 22, 2017

YouCam Celebrates National Selfie Day

With National Selfie Day just around the corner, YouCam, the #1 downloaded beauty augmented reality app, will let you instantly perfect the art of the “Selfie”. YouCam is the number one interactive platform offering users the complete beauty journey, from selfie expression to makeup experimentation, and empowerment through social sharing. YouCam launched in 2014, and in only three years’ time, they have amassed over 400 million global downloads.

Did you know these “Selfie Stats?”
Since 2012, the word “Selfie” grew in popularity more than 17,000%
93 Million Selfies are taken everyday
#Selfie has 304 million posts on Instagram
36% of people use filters and apps to edit their Selfies

In Addition to the above overall Selfie stats, the YOUCAM apps have their own astonishing numbers!

Over 400 million global downloads to date
More than 16 billion selfies have been taken on the YouCam app since their launch in 2014
30 million Selfies taken daily
800 Million minutes are spent on Selfie Cam every month
Over 140 Million users look to YouCam’s beauty circle social platform to discover beauty and fashion inspiration
Over 40% of users spend more than 5 minutes per session perfecting their selfie

On the YOUCAM app, the top selfie-taking locations around the world are:
Disneyworld, Florida
Top of The Rock, New York
Empire State Building, New York
Big Ben, London
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
Colosseum, Rome
Eiffel Tower, Paris
Disney Land, Paris
Burj Khalifa, Dubai

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June 21, 2017

Top 5 Celebrities Who Look Great Over 45 / How to Get Their Look

There are celebrities who seem to get better with age and maintain their looks while others seem to be at war with aging. From lip injections and fillers that make faces look oddly distorted; to full face lifts that lead to slanted eyes and an expression-less appearance, we can’t help to notice when celebrities get it so wrong. In a sea of over-the-top plastic surgery, there are many celebrities who may have had a procedure or four, but managed to preserve the integrity of their faces. Dr. Kirk Brandow, founder and director of the Brandow Clinic for Cosmetic Surgery in Philadelphia; who has appeared on national programs such as Good Morning America and 20/20, shared his list of the top 5 celebrities who look great over age 45 and explains why.

The best part, these images are from the Instagram accounts of these gorgeous ladies so the photos are current and in many cases, unretouched. Let’s begin.1.

1. Salma Hayek, age 50. Latin women with olive complexions age very well and Salma certainly fits into this category. She was gorgeous at 30 and she’s stunning still. “She looks incredible. She doesn’t appear to have had anything done. Amazing!” says Dr. Brandow. “For women looking to achieve this look there are simple things such as Botox to the forehead to prevent eyes from falling and to keep eyebrows in their natural position,” he adds. “You want to maintain your natural features and knowing the right moisturizer, make-up, plus sticking to a healthy diet, helps to maintain a youthful glow from the inside out. To achieve a look like Salma’s, most women would have to go the route of a mini face lift in their 40’s which offers a more natural look for 6-10 years without the distortion of excessive fillers,” he adds.2.  Kris Jenner, age 61.

While the Power “Momager” admits to having cosmetic procedures, she’s transformed herself into an elegant, age appropriate grandmother. Kris Jenner is on record saying she’s had a facelift, uses fillers yet, her look is sophisticated and not at all scary. “She looks great at 61. Her skin is radiant, her face has expression, there’s great symmetry and her features are soft.  She is an excellent example of someone who has embraced surgery to improve her eyelids with blephorplasty, her face with a facelift, and fillers in a very conservative fashion to get a nice, natural, ageless look.” explains Dr. Brandow.

3. Cindy Crawford, age 51. Cindy Crawford’s look is iconic. She knows this and makes sure she keeps things as authentic as possible. “With Cindy, it’s all about those classic eyebrows and lips. Both have been beautifully maintained. Her eyebrows aren’t freakishly high. They look the same as they did in the 90’s. Her lips aren’t any different either. A lot of women over inject their lips distorting their shape and lose their uniqueness. The idea is to preserve, not change,” suggests Dr. Brandow. “Again, women often go too far with fillers leading to a puffy look when they can achieve a more natural look with a mini facelift which lessens the need for the fillers making the mini facelift a more cost-effective option over time,” he adds.

4. Jennifer Lopez, age 47. Jennifer Lopez is another Latina who looks at father time and gives him a wink. Her body is amazing and you can tell she has a healthy lifestyle. “I have patients in their 30’s saying they hope they look like J-Lo when they reach their late 40’s which is why they are getting procedures now. Jennifer Lopez is truly the hardest working woman in show biz who looks like she sleeps full 8 hours every night a very important part of the anti-aging regimen,” Dr. Brandow advises. It is possible that she does minimal things such as Botox or fillers, but in a very conservative way.”

  1. Jennifer Anniston, age 48. When you see re-runs of the hit 90’s TV show Friend’s, you can easily compare a 26-year-old Anniston in her role as Rachel Greene, to how she looks two decades later.  You immediately can see how Jennifer Anniston has aged with grace. “She is another laid-back celebrity who ages with elegance. Her body is toned and strong and her face looks fresh and natural. As women age they lose volume in their lips. So, it is important to keep lip injections subtle and factor the overall shape of the mouth,” advises Dr. Brandow.

 

About Dr. Kirk Brandow

Dr. Kirk Brandow, founder and director of the Brandow Clinic for Cosmetic Surgery is a plastic surgeon with 2 locations in the Philadelphia metro area and a 3rd one at the jersey shore. Named a “Top Doc” in Plastic Surgery by Philadelphia Magazine as well as nationally recognized for one of America’s “Best Plastic Surgeons” of this decade, Dr. Brandow is a trusted expert who has developed many innovative, minimally invasive procedures for the face, body and skin. He has been featured on local, national and international television programs including 20/20, CNN’s Headline News, Good Morning America.

 

 

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June 19, 2017

Under $30: Laverne Cox’s Red Carpet Jewelry!

Los Angeles, CA – June 14, 2017 – Laverne Cox was photographed wearing Traci Lynn Jewelry today in NYC! The Orange is the New Black actress accessorized her chic black and white dress with the Sparkle Adjustable Ring in silver during her appearances at SiriusXM and Good Day New York ($28, www.tracilynnjewelry.com).
photo credit www.gettyimages.com and www.startraksphoto.com
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June 19, 2017

Don’t Forget to Enter It’s a Glam Thing’s June’s Surprise Beauty Box Giveaway

July Giveaway

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!

 

 

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June 18, 2017

WBTV & Summer Beach Time Essential Beauty

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Monday on WBTV Morning News presented by It’s a Glam Thing‘s Enya Flack:

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Hair wrap

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NXN Fresh Star Foaming Cleanser

Chi.com

CHI Rose Hip Oil Dry Shampoo

trufora.com

Titanium Day Cream with SPF30

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Exfoliating Mitt

 

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June 16, 2017

3 Ways Dogs Can Help Fight Addiction

In a previous article, we talked about the things caregivers need to know about how addictions originate. Helping children or family members suffering from addiction isn’t always the easiest thing to do. It is even more difficult when you’re the one fighting the addiction because things are much more complicated from that point of view.

Experts are now suggesting dogs as the perfect pets for people fighting addiction. Dogs are great in many ways, especially at times when you need companions the most. Here are the top three ways dogs can help fight addiction.

The Emotional Battle

The most difficult thing to deal with in cases of addiction is the emotional side of things. Addicts often have low self-esteem and find trying to get away from their addictions is a lot more difficult because of it. If you’re experiencing this issue too, getting a dog could be the perfect solution to try.

A close friend of mine got sober almost immediately after finding out that her dog had cancer. The strong bond she developed with her dog and the drive to help the dog survive the illness gave her the right emotional boost to fight addiction. She ended up reading Canna-Pet reviews and using the product to help with her dog’s symptoms, as Canna-Pet supplements can help ease the pain of cancer in pets.

Dogs also have the ability to build strong, deep relationships with their humans. This kind of relationship – the way a dog greets you happily after a long day at work or how they rest their head on your lap to cheer you up at the right moment – is invaluable to those fighting addiction.

Good Chemicals

There is a long list of benefits to gain from caring for and playing with pets, particularly dogs. These experiences allow the brain to release feel-good hormones such as dopamine and serotonin. As your body produces more of these hormones, you will feel better about yourself and much less dependent on the addictive substances you normally consume.

The same experiences also reduce withdrawal symptoms greatly. Things such cravings, sadness, and hostility are easier to deal with when you have a good companion – or several of them – around. The presence of a dog is known to aid relaxation and will also reduce most withdrawal symptoms down to a minimum.

Alternative Activities

Of course, having dogs as pets comes with a lot of responsibility. You have to take them for walks regularly, feed them at the right time, and assume other responsibilities along the way. Fortunately, these routines also help with the fight against addiction.

The additional exercise you get from taking your dogs for a walk, for example, will help your body physically recover much faster. Your improved metabolism will result in better sleep at night, faster cell regeneration, and fewer withdrawal symptoms in general.

At the same time, having routines and extra activities to do will keep your mind from thinking about getting a drink or consuming the addictive substances that hooked you in the first place. Combined with the other benefits dogs bring into your life, a pet dog is a great way to make your fight against addiction – or the fight of a loved one – easier.

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June 15, 2017

Dr. Marder Total Relief Shampoo & Conditioner on Sale Here

“NEW” & SALE priced at Target.com
Total Relief Shampoo & Total Relief Conditioner is 20% off on Target.com from 6/18 – 7/1/17.
You will want to take advantage of this low pricing!
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June 14, 2017

Top Blouse Designs for Wearing Wedding Sarees

 

Designer blouses are the best type of blouses that can be worn with modern sarees. Their charm and appeal is subtle and adds edge to the personality and you get the attention you deserve.

Previously Indian ladies were accustomed to only few styles of draping and blouse types. However, designs have drastically changed now. These days, an urban woman wants to look unique as much as possible. Nevertheless, her dressing sense is reflected in her outlook and appearance.

Saree is a staple cloth in India that has undergone several changes. It has also emerged as a sensual outfit and is even worn at Cannes by the Bollywood stars. There are different types of sarees. Contemporary party wear sarees are different from the modern ones. These are designed exclusively to give the traditional look. One of such saree is the pattu sarees.

Let us have a look on how to enhance the pattu sarees.

New age look

Most of the designer pattu sarees are inspired by indo-western look. With these types of sarees, you can wear noodle strap blouses, halter neck blouses, backless and heavily worked back patterned blouses. You must give special attention to neck designs of blouses. If you want to show off your even toned bare back, you can settle with lace backless chiffon material.

On the other hand, if you want to go for a classy and traditional look you can go with the choli design or look for alternatives with sleeves. You must also keep the color and tone of your skin in mind while making one. Not only should it compliment your skin color, but also your personality.

Most of these designs will include pads that will cut out the requirement of wearing bras. However, you must give your fit properly for having the most suitable fit. Once you have figured out your pattern and styles, you can yourself create a versatile variety of blouses, which you can wear from time to time.

You can play with the embellishments. From heavily embellished blouses to minimal work you should choose accordingly. Wear blouses according to your occasion.

Readymade or boutique designed blouses

You may wear your pattu saree with a readymade laced blouse or one designed in a boutique. Both of them can be mixed and matched. Buying readymade blouses from online stores will definitely save time.

On the other hand if you want a flawless fitting, you must go for a tailor made alternative. Obviously tailor made designs will take time but you cannot get the perfection from readymade. You can also design your blouse according to the pattern, designs, work and style of pattu sarees.

Tips to choose a style for pattu sarees

Style is all about being comfortable & confident. Unless you don’t know what suits your body type or skin, it is difficult to garner attention. If you are tall, you can opt for circular or square blouses but remember that you must avoid V-shaped and U-shaped blouse neck designs. For pattu sarees you can.

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June 13, 2017

The Spony Baseball Cap is the coolest Cap ever

The Spony Baseball Cap is the coolest Cap ever. I have to get one but the hardest part of this order is “What color should I choose?” Here is what I found out about Spony Baseball Caps:

  • Patent-pending Convertible Women’s Ballcap
  • Back center seam constructed with separable Velcro closure instead of sewn shut
  • Added pockets provided inside cap to keep Velcro on side flaps from coming in contact with hair
  • Can be worn as a regular closed ballcap AND as an open-backed ponytail cap
  • Made in the USA
  • Open up back of cap for ventilation, and close up back for protection from rain or extreme weather
  • Whether you’re on your way to the gym, a busy mama, or your hair just refuses to cooperate, Spony has your back. Take your gym routine to the next level with the perfect blend of fashion and function!
  • Check out the cool video below to see how this cap really works

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