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May 24, 2017

6 Reasons You Should Choose the Caribbean for Your Wedding

We all dream of having our weddings in the most beautiful locations in the world. Your wedding day is supposed to be the most memorable day in your life. The good thing is that you can choose some of the events for the day. You can choose your favorite location, guests, activities, and the time for each activity. However, you cannot control some events like the weather or traffic delays on your big day. Choosing the perfect location and season for your wedding day is important because of such events. The location also determines the experience that you and your guests have on the day. If you want to have the most memorable wedding day, consider having it in the Caribbean. If you live here, you know that you do not need to go anywhere in the world to host your events. However, if you live in another country, here are the top reasons why you must have your wedding in the Caribbean.

1. Favorable Weather

One of the most important considerations when choosing a wedding location is the prevailing weather conditions. If you take a risk and choose a wedding date in a cold season, you are likely to experience rain or snow fall on your big day. Most people choose to get married in the spring and summer. However, you do not have to wait until these seasons come around to get married. The Caribbean has dry weather conditions throughout the year. When one region experiences stormy weather, you can choose a different region along the Caribbean with perfect weather for your wedding. For instance, any region outside the hurricane belt is perfect for an outdoor event. Most parts of the Caribbean experience cool, breezy nights even during the hottest months.

2. Saving Costs

Did you know that you can easily spend less on a destination wedding? To many people, this sounds unachievable. One of the best places to host your wedding is on the sunny Caribbean beaches. The beautiful scenery eliminates the need for expensive décor. In addition, you can enjoy amazing discounts from service providers when you book during the off-peak season. The best months to enjoy discounts or bargain for lower prices are May and November. Another aspect that many people ignore about destination weddings is that not everyone will be able to make it to the wedding. When you host a local wedding, you will feel obligated to invite all your friends, family, colleagues, and schoolmates. With a destination wedding, you can reduce the number of guests, which translates to a smaller budget for the day. You will only have the most important people in your life attending your wedding.

3. Perfect Setting and Background

Every girl has imagined walking barefoot on a sunny beach in her wedding gown. Your dream can come true if you choose to get married on the best island in the Bahamas. Some people think that planning a beach wedding is complicated, which is untrue. The same effort that goes into a conventional wedding is enough to pull off a beautiful wedding on an island. If you want the most beautiful photos for your wedding and honeymoon, head over to the Caribbean. The good thing is that you can visit the locations and check the settings before booking any location.

4. Access to Experts

You may be hearing about this for the first time, but the Caribbean has been a favorite destination for years. Consequently, many recreation centers including hotels and resorts have been designed for weddings and social events. You do not have to worry about accommodation and entertainment for your guests. In addition, you have access to qualified and certified wedding planners in the region. A local planner will charge you an extra fee for traveling to the destination. You can negotiate a better deal with Caribbean planners, who will also help you identify reliable service providers. Just like any other wedding or event, you need to meet with the service providers and communicate your expectations. Caribbean planners will also advise you on all the legal documents and information you need before your big day.

5. Convenience

For most Caribbean weddings, couples have everything done in one location. It is cheaper and convenient for their guests. In fact, most locations offer this package to couples at a subsidized rate. This means that you can host your guests in a beach resort and have your wedding ceremony and reception at the same place. You have no worries about your guests getting lost or looking for parking spots in the city. The Caribbean is also a perfect honeymoon destination. You can choose one location for the ceremony and then spend your honeymoon exploring other beautiful spots in the region.

6. Geographical Diversity

Choosing a Caribbean destination means that you have access to more than 7,000 islands for your location. Each island has unique features. You can choose the best island in the Bahamas or move southwards to Trinidad and Tobago. The location of the Caribbean Sea near the equator gives all the regions that border it blue tropics. You can access the Caribbean coast from some states in Central America such as Panama, Mexico, and Costa Rica. If you live in any other states or nearby cities, take a flight and explore the destinations in the Caribbean. One visit alone will give you new ideas on how you can make your wedding day perfect and memorable.

Conclusion

The Caribbean is the best location for any couple that dreams of a memorable destination wedding. Hundreds of couples fly to the region with their loved ones for their dream weddings. The beauty of choosing the region for the most important day in your life is that the weather is favorable throughout the year. This means that you can get married at any time without considering the season in your state. You can have a sunny summer wedding on one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Caribbean hotels and resorts are designed to host small and large social events. In addition, you have access to professional planners in the region that will help you make your day memorable.

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May 23, 2017

WBTV & Your Carolina

John Carter, WBTV & Enya Flack

John Carter, WBTV & me

 

Last week, I had a great time on set with John Carter, WBTV. Yes, John can talk “botanicals” & “beauty”. Looking forward to tomorrow with Megan and Jack, Your Carolina.  We always have a ton of fun!

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow on Your Carolina I’ll be showcasing products from:

www.tassi.com

www.lavanila.com

www.hypenails.com

www.deckofscarlet.com

 

 

 

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May 22, 2017

The Under $6 Lipstick Rita Ora Wore To The Billboard Music Awards

Celebrity Makeup Artist Kathy Jeung worked with Rita Ora for last night’s Billboard Music Awards – below is a breakdown of the look! Kathy used Rimmel London’s brand new Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour to get Rita’s nude matte lip, it’s available now exclusively at Ulta.com!

Who: Rita Ora at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards

The Inspiration:  Rita wore a black and white, crystal and lace dress by Francesco Scognamiglio. Kathy was inspired to pick up on the accents of the dress by going with smoky eyes with silver & gunmetal accents and shimmery highlights on the skin.

How to Get the Look:  

Lips

Kathy lined Rita’s lips using Rimmel London’s Exaggerate Lip Liner in Innocent to give added shape and staying power. She finished off the lips by applying Rimmel London’s brand new Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Latte To Go.

Skin

Kathy applied Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer all over Rita’s cleansed face to create a smooth mattifying canvas for makeup. She then applied Rimmel London Match Perfection 2 ‘n 1 Concealer in shade Light with her ring finger in a tapping motion underneath Rita’s eyes, erasing dark circles. Kathy applied Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation in Sand with a flat foundation brush in broad strokes over Rita’s face, and blended with a damp sponge, giving Rita a sheer, natural looking matte finish. Kathy set the foundation with Rimmel London’s Stay Matte Long Lasting Press Powder, helping to keep Rita’s forehead, sides of the nose and cheeks shine-free.

Cheeks

Kathy used Rimmel London Kate Moss Sculpting & Highlighting Kit in Coral Glow to highlight the tops of Rita’s cheekbones, above her jawline and down length of her nose. She contoured the hollows under her cheekbones, just under her jawbone and under her chin using a narrow wedge brush and applied the blush using a rounded brush on the apples of her cheeks and extended towards temples.

Using a large fluffy brush, Kathy dusted Rimmel London’s Natural Bronzer in Sun Bronze along Rita’s hairline, temples, cheeks and under her chin. She also blended into the face to soften the contour.

Eyes

Kathy applied the beige shade of the Rimmel London Magnif’Eyes Shadow Contouring Palette in Grunge Glamour all over the eyelid to browbone as a base color and browbone highlighter. She highlighted the crease and lower lash line using the grey shadow. Using a thin brush, Kathy added the silver color shadow along and above smudged black line. She lined Rita’s eyes using Rimmel ScandalEyes Bold Liquid Liner with its unique soft pointed applicator, to draw a medium line along Rita’s lashes, then subtlety blending and smudging with black shadow from the Rimmel London Magnif’Eyes Shadow Contouring Palette in Keep Calm & Wear Gold. Kathy then used Rimmel London Magnif’Eyes Eye Crayon Due in Witness White to smudge the area around the inner corners of the eyes. To finish the eyes, she applied Rimmel London’s brand new volumizing, clump-free Shake It Fresh Mascara to lengthen and thicken Rita’s lashes.

Brows

Kathy gave Rita a strong brow, using Rimmel London Brow Shake Filling Powder in Brown. She then used Brow This Way Brow Styling Gel in Clear to keep stray hairs in place.

Where to Find Them: Rimmel London products are available at chain drug stores and mass retailers nationwide. Visit www.RimmelLondon.com for store locations and to try the newest products with Rimmel London’s exclusive Get The Look App available on iTunes and Google Play. Rimmel London’s new Shake It Fresh is available now at Target.com and Rimmel London’s Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour is available exclusively at Ulta.com.

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May 22, 2017

More 12 of 2,201 Print all In new window Lucy Hale Carries Tyler Ellis x Petra Flannery Clutch

LOS ANGELES – May 18, 2017 – Lucy Hale was photographed carrying a clutch from the Tyler Ellis x Petra Flannery collection last night at The CW Network’s 2017 Upfront party at Avra Madison Estiatorio in New York City. The Pretty Little Liars star accessorized her dress with the Lou Clutch in Black (www.tylerellis.com).
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May 22, 2017

Tips on what to do when Sidelined by Injury

When you are unable to do your normal routine, you may tend to feel discombobulated, I know I do.  Recently, I was sidelined from an injury and had to stay home for two weeks, those two weeks’ seemed like a life sentence. When you have an injury, and is sidelined you may be biting at the bit to get back to work and to hit the gym but instead of focusing on what you can’t do, lets focus on the things you can do. So here are some suggestions that may be helpful to you when you are sidelined from an injury.

  1. Meal planning: While sitting at home all day, I just want to eat, eat and sleep.  Which is okay but I must make sure I have the healthy choices to choose from.  Now that you have time on your hands you can sit back and plan a menu.  What a luxury, you can sit back and create a menu that you have total control over.  When creating that menu make sure you have breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner and snack for the whole week. While you are at it, try a new healthy recipe.   Once you get your menu complete make your grocery list.  In many cases, if you are home bound, you are not likely able to drive to the store; but don’t’ fret, there are services that you can use that will shop for you and deliver right to your door.
  2. Learn something new:  I figure if you can’t work on your body why not work on your mind.  There are so many quick online classes you can do to better your career or just something you have always been interested in but never had the time.  If not an online class, try reading that book you bought several months ago, but never got around to reading it. Now’s the time to relax with a good book.
  3. At home projects:  We all have that list of things we want to get done around the house but we just don’t have the time.  Now you have time.  Go ahead and tackle something on your list.  For me, it’s organizing my closets.  Everyone has their own rule of thumb when it comes to cleaning out their closets. What works best for me is, if I haven’t worn it in the last two years I need to just let it go. You can get cash for clothes.  It’s simple all you do is find your local re-sale clothing store, take in your clothes, and they pay you cash or you can trade for a whole new wardrobe.  There are also many organizations that you can donate your clothes to as well.  The bottom line is, you have no reason to hold on to those jeans you wore in high school. So, look at your check list and pick which one you are ready to tackle.

We all hope that we don’t have to use these tips for sitting at home from an injury, but hey, life happens and you know the old saying, when life gives you lemons make lemonade.

Get more info about Elizabeth Colen, Confidence Coach on http://www.MsFitOne.com.  Fit Mind, Fit Body and Fit Spirit. 

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May 19, 2017

Under $100: Vanessa Hudgens Coachella Sun Hat!

LOS ANGELES – April 22, 2017 – Vanessa Hudgens shared a selfie wearing Hat Attack on Instagram while at Coachella in Indio this weekend! The Powerless star looked festival chic in her Monogrammed Hand Embroidered Sun Hat ($96; www.hatattack.com).

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May 19, 2017

Delilah Belle Hamlin Wears ROCKINS!

LOS ANGELES – May 15, 2017 – Delilah Belle Hamlin was photographed wearing ROCKINS to the Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber host Best Buddies Mother’s Day Brunch in Malibu, CA sponsored by David Yurman this weekend. The model showed off a chic look with wide leg pants accented with a ROCKINS Classic Skinny Scarf in Gold (price available upon request, www.rockins.co.uk). Similar styles currently available at Nordstrom.com, NeimanMarcus.com and FWRD.com.
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May 18, 2017

Safe Solutions for 6 Common Beach Body Concerns

Summer is approaching! It’s the time of year met with mixed emotions. On one hand you’re excited for the warmer weather, open toe shoes and weekends at the beach or pool. On the other hand you dread revealing the stubborn cellulite, dull skin, stretch marks, scarring from breakouts on the chest shoulders or back not to mention coarse hairs.

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, offers some insights and tips on these top 6 beach body concerns.

  1. My skin is so pale!

It’s been way too long since you have seen a glimmer of sunshine and realize how your skin matches the white of your office walls. You want to avoid tanning beds and load up on sunscreen. “Opt for a bronzing cream or spray tan instead of tanning beds. Many of the women who come to me for facial procedures including Botox, fillers and laser treatments could have slowed down the aging process by being vigilant about sun protection and avoiding tanning beds,” cautions Dr. Brandow.

  1. I have acne scarring on my shoulders and chest.

The quickest and most permanent way to remove these infuriating scars is with a laser. “Lasers are a very efficient way to remove scars and improve over all skin texture with minimal side effects. Patients are pleased with the fast results, which can be seen after the first treatment with optimal results by end of a treatment cycle based on your own needs,” explains Dr. Brandow.

  1. I exercise but there still that little bit of tummy flab.

Stubborn tummy flab won’t disappear even with all of that exercising and dieting. Some people who have had children even consider a full tummy tuck. “It is very important to find a doctor who understands all options and can recommend one that will address your specific concern. Some pricey non-invasive body contouring procedures will offer a temporary result making it necessary to repeat them,” advises Dr. Brandow whose specialty is the Jersey Shore Tummy Tuck given his practice’s proximity to the Jersey Shore.

  1. Cellulite.

There is no easy way to remove cellulite; you are either using a coffee scrub or going in to see the doctor for a laser procedure. Dr. Brandow recommends the professional treatment called Smartlipo, which is a small laser that goes into the skin and melts the fat away. Smartlipo is a less invasive procedure than liposuction, is costly and time consuming but the results can last up to five years.

  1. Stretch Marks.

An inevitable result of weight fluctuation, are stretch marks.

Coolbeam laser is a new hit to eliminate stretch marks thanks to Kim Kardashian, who posted on her Snapchat about the procedure. Dr. Brandow explains, “lasers are far less invasive than a surgical procedure, which has a much longer recovery time.” Another option for stretch marks that Dr. Brandow recently spoke of on a recent TV segment is using PRP (platelet rich plasma), which involves pricking the scarred region with a special roller instrument then using the body’s own plasma to stimulate healing and collagen regrowth. “This is the same thing as the ‘Vampire facial’ but done on stretch marks. Results are incredibly impressive,” he says.

  1. Unwanted body hair.

Hair removal is always a beach season battle. For a more effective long-term hair removal option, Dr. Brandow highly recommends investing in laser hair removal. “Laser hair removal is the most permanent way to remove unwanted body hair. It takes ups to 6-12 treatments offering the best results.” Waxing is a popular option, which can last up to 3-6 weeks depending on how your hair grows. It is the quickest and long-lasting hair removal technique that doesn’t require any laser and it can be done at home.

Dr. Brandow also reminds people to check with their dermatologist for an annual skin screening before exposing themselves to another season of sunshine.

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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May 18, 2017

Dana’s Bakery May flavor of the month – Sour Gummy!

Just when you thought macarons could not get any yummier, they did!  New from Dana’s Bakery, it’s sour, then it’s sweet! Pucker up and enjoy Dana’s Bakery May flavor of the month – Sour Gummy! Available until the end of May, grab a box before they’re gone from DanasBakery.com for $30.

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May 18, 2017

Malibu Times “It’s a Glam Thing” Beauty Box Win it

Today in the Malibu Times. Enter to win this It’s a Glam Thing Beauty Box! http://www.malibutimes.com/

Malibu Times It's a Glam Thing Beauty Box

Malibu Times “It’s a Glam Thing” Beauty Box

You will get products from:

Pura d’or www.purador.com

Dr. Ronald D. Blatt’s PrivateRX products

Petal Fresh www.petalfresh.com

&

Gerard Cosmetics www.gerardcosmetics.com

 

All in a pretty keepsake box.

 

Enter to win at today at: http://www.malibutimes.com/

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