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March 28, 2017

Manic Panic will donate $1 to Pets Alive

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One of the most used phrases is – “Animals are a man’s best friend.” As much as truth as this saying holds, 15 million warm-blooded animals worldwide are tortured and beaten daily. How is it that someone could harm some of the most compassionate, kind and affectionate animals who are our “best friends?”

MANIC PANIC is out to better the lives of abused and tortured animals everywhere to help to fight against animal abuse! When you post a pic, tagging @manicpanicnyc, #ManicPanicPets AND MANIC PANIC hair color, Manic Panic will donate $1 to Pets Alive. Pets Alive is a no-kill animal rescue. Their mission is to improve the lives of companion animals everywhere by any means possible, including rescue, adoption, advocacy, collaboration, intervention and education.

Help in taking a stand to end animal cruelty! The campaign starts NOW and will be running through April 7th.

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March 27, 2017

You can have bolder darker brows with Osmosis Colour Brow Gel

“Mom! What did you do to your eyebrows? They look really nice. “There is one thing I can tell you about my kids, especially my daughters, they are very honest with me. They will never say something looks good on me if it doesn’t. When my daughter noticed my eyebrows, I knew Osmosis Colour Brow gel was a great choice for me. My eyebrows have become a little sparse with age and Osmosis Colour Brow Gel filled them in easily and quickly. With a little practice (just a few times), I darkened and defined both brows in as little as 1 minute.

I like the gel better than brow pencils because the gel goes on with the attached angled brush and the results look very natural. The brush allows you much control when filling in the spaces or adding a bit of length. The gel is also very blendable.  Osmosis Colour Brow Gel Collection is available in 4 shades.

I like the following features: The brow gel is water-resistant and  smudge-proof. There is no flaking and no fading. My brows looked just as bold at 10 pm as they did at 8 am, therefore, the gel lasts all day. Osmosis Colour Brow Gel is Gluten-Free and Oncology Friendly.

Osmosis Colour Brow Gel is formulated with emollient beeswax, and this unique gel formula dries quickly while mimicking actual hairs to give you full arches in a flash.

I don’t have gray eyebrows but according to Osmosis: “To cover  grey hairs, simply dip a clean mascara wand into your brow color, painting each side the desired color. Mix and match tones to coordinate with hair color.”

Here are my actual before and after photos

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March 27, 2017

Different Types Of Kurtas To Complement Your Style

When it comes to traditional dressing for Indian men, nothing blends with such perfection as the sherwani-dhoti duo. It definitely offers the deadliest combination to create amazing brilliance in terms of elegance and niche tastes of the Indian culture.

Apart from sherwani dhoti, another traditional Indian style for men is the kurta-pajama option. This is another evergreen dressing option for men, which never goes out-of-fashion. Wearing the right kurta pajama would not only make your appearance dapper, but also super rocking during those summer days.

Speaking of kurtas, there are different types available. Have a look:

HyderabadiKurta Pajama

It is the perfect classical option to start with. An all-time favorite, this option comes with thread-work spread around the collar and holes to insert buttons. These kurta-pajama jodis are the best for any event, be it a small get-together or attending a reception party, or some auspicious ceremony.

Punjabi Kurtas

These are the traditional dress code of Punjabis, mostly Sikhs. These types of kurtas are basically straight-cut and come down to the knee-length. They are available in the plain or the embroidered style. Speaking of the embroidery style, they are divided into 3 styles: Phulkari, Bandhani and Muktsari. The Phulkari style features flower embroidery patterns, the Bandhani style comes with bandhani patterns, and Muktsarikurtas are named primarily due to their area of origin, i.e. Muktsar.

SherwaniKurtas

This type of a kurta is designed exclusively for high-end parties and wedding events. They are designed in different styles and fits. They are mostly available in monochromes of white, red, and black. They are also available in pattern-based embroidery prints. The deep-cut sherwanis blend perfectly, with skin-tight churidars.

BhopaliKurtas

Are you from the Royal Bhopal families? These kurtas are the traditional attire of Bhopal Royal family during the British era. These days, they have become a popular fashion statement for the Gen-X. With certain modifications in cutting and texture, these garments are catching the attention of people. If you are looking for a gaudy, yet light attire, simply opt for a BhopaliKurta, with tapered churidar to create that perfect royal look. You can complement your dressing by including a contrasting colored shawl.

LucknowiKurtas

When you discuss kurtas, overlooking the Lucknowi style would be a serious sin. These are light in weight and are embroidered, with the famous LucknowiChikan. The best embroidered Lucknowikurtas can be extremely expensive and create a nawabi look at parties and weddings.

When wearing kurtas, focusing on the bottom wear is crucial. Instead of the lose-pitted pajamas, you can swap them with tight-fitted tapered churidars for a more dashing look.Kurtas can be also paired, with slim-fit chinos and khaki trousers. The traditional Indian kurtas can also be worn, with light-washed denim trousers or printed pants. But, when selecting the footwear, opt for loafers or stylish moccasins. Make more impactful dressing, with the inclusion of a Nehru Jacket or a Modi Coat. The color of jacket/coat should be perfectly contrasting to the basic attire. Beige, brown, and black are often preferred in these cases.

Author Bio: Emma Gold is a fashion designer. She has worked, with several renowned brands. She has designed some ethnic Indian kurta and sherwani for men.

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March 27, 2017

Eugenia Kuzmina Stars in TV Pilot, Perfect

Eugenia Kuzmina Stars in TV Pilot Perfect

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Its A Glam Thing friend, international supermodel and actress, Eugenia Kuzmina just finished taping a lead role in a hopeful new comedy pilot, Perfect. Kuzmina stars as supermodel Alanna Rodchenko who must endure the trials and tribulations of everyday life. The series chronicles her up down career set against the backdrop of a ruthless Hollywood. Episodes will tackle Alanna’s experiences as a single and dating mother, ex-wife, and the many dysfunctional people she meets on a daily basis.

Written, directed and produced by Jerry Corley (Stretch), other producers include Anthony Turk (Crazy World), Sandra J. Payne (Life With Kat & McKay) and Kuzmina. The pilot also stars Marie Del Marco (Life With Kat & McKay), Shaka Smith (Fit Club), Corley and Turk. The pilot episode was produced under a SAG-AFTRA contract.

Kuzmina has graced the covers and pages of countless magazines world-wide including GQ, Vogue, Marie Claire and Shape. She has starred in campaigns for Cartier, Neiman Marcus, Buffalo Jeans, Replay Jeans, Lancaster Cosmetics and others. She was discovered by a fashion designer in Russia as a child and soon found herself walking the runways of Paris, Tokyo, New York and other major cities. Kuzmina is currently focusing on pursuing work as an actress in film and television.

Its A Glam Thing wishes our friend and Glam Girl, Eugenia the best of luck with this new venture!

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March 27, 2017

Spring Cleaning your Refrigerator: Get Rid of the Junk (food)

It’s almost time for Spring cleaning.  I know a lot of us do Spring cleaning, we clean the walls, windows and floors.  Do you clean out the kitchen?  Yes, I know we clean the refrigerator while Spring cleaning; but I am not talking about taking the food out and cleaning the shelves and putting the same food back.  I am talking about cleaning the refrigerator out of unhealthy foods.  When you take the food out, read the labels of the merchandise you have and determine if they are worthy to be placed back on your clean shelves. Here are the 4 things I want you to look for on the food labels.

1.  Serving Size – make sure you know how many calories are in 1 serving.  Keep in mind, if you eat more than 1 serving, make sure you multiply that amount.  Here is an example, if 4 crackers are 40 calories and you eat 8 crackers take 40 X 2 = 80.

2.  Fat –  You are looking to see how much fat is in each serving.  You generally want less than 10 grams of fat per serving.

3.  Sugar – Check the label to see how much sugar it contains per serving.  Sugar is tricky because your sugar intake is based on a day not by meal.  It is recommended that women consume no more than 6 teaspoons or 24 grams a day and men should not consume more than 9 teaspoons or roughly 36 grams per day.  You can spread it out for the day or splurge on one sugary treat a day.  I generally try to spread it out throughout the day but it is your choice make it easy for you.

4.  Fiber –  You want to see how many grams of fiber are in each severing.  You are looking for a least 3 grams per serving.  If it is less than 3 grams you can just consider it junk food.

Keep in mind if you have more than 1 serving, you must multiply each category by the servings you consume.  Once you have cleaned out your refrigerator move on to your pantry.  When you are done, you can either donate your unopened food items to a homeless shelter/church and just throw away the opened other junk.  Only have healthy food in your clean kitchen.  Your body will love you for it!

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

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March 24, 2017

Eco-friendly ways of traveling

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When it comes to getting from A to B, whether that is commuting to work, visiting friends or picking up your groceries, you want to balance comfort, style and costs. If you are tired of paying for taxis, there are lots of better ways to travel that don’t have to cost the Earth.

The healthy way – If you can incorporate more exercise into your day by walking or cycling to some of your destinations, you will find yourself getting much fitter. If you incorporate this into your routine, then you may not have to go to the gym each evening, freeing up some extra time in your evenings.

Cycling might not always be practical depending on the journey, but it is becoming increasingly popular with more cycle lanes and facilities for cyclists in most cities and towns. Plus, you may even be able to get your employer to help with the purchasing of a bike if they run a cycle to work scheme. This means you could get an efficient, top of the range bike at a highly discounted rate.

Buy an eco-friendly car – Years ago, eco-friendly cars tended to be incredibly expensive with limited models to choose from. However, many more manufacturers now offer eco-friendly models that are reasonably priced. The Toyota Prius is a popular choice, as is the Honda Insight. You might be surprised at how affordable this option is nowadays, and how glamourous it can be with celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio who also drives hybrid cars.

If you’ve yet to pass your driving test, then why not start now? For starters, you can book a quick theory test and study for it with ease, due to the accessibility of the online content and practice tests. Check this site out for more details.

Car sharing

Car sharing or car pooling is another increasingly popular option for people who are looking to reduce costs and help reduce the emissions of driving alone. Your workplace may have a scheme where employees sign up for car pooling. There are also a handful of taxi companies who also offer car pooling services.

Public transport

Public transport has come a long way in recent years. The government invests heavily in the public transport system and there are many different ways to travel these days. You can often get reduced fares if you buy an annual or monthly ticket, and taking public transport gives you time to read or do other things whilst on your journey that you wouldn’t be able to do if you were driving.

It can really help you relax before and after work, plan future errands, or give you time to prepare for meetings and play catch-up at work. If your travel time is 30 minutes each way, then that is an hour of your time you could use efficiently rather than spending it behind a wheel, stuck in the traffic of commuters.

All these options are exceptionally eco-friendly. Not only can it work wonders four our planet, but it can help you, too.

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March 23, 2017

Christina Milian Wears 21HM!

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LOS ANGELES – March 23, 2017 – Christina Milian was photographed wearing 21HM last night while on the red carpet at the Power Rangers premiere in Los Angeles! The singer debuted her new blonde hair and showcased a sultry look in her burnt orange gown and 21HM‘s Cia Body Chain ($35; www.21hmboutique.com).

 

Photo by Getty Images

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March 23, 2017

emma Arterton: The Secret to her Glow!

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Gemma Arterton attends the Prince's Trust Celebrate Success Awards at the London Palladium on March 15, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

LOS ANGELES, CA – March 23, 2017 –  Actress Gemma Arterton was spotted at Tracie Martyn’s 5th Avenue Spa yesterday in New York City to prep for the red carpet premiere of her new film, Their Finest this week.  The actress visited Tracie Martyn after her long flight and received their signature trademarked Red Carpet Facial®which can erase the hardship on skin from traveling.
The restorative and relaxing Red Carpet Facial® treatment is beyond wrinkle-reducing; it helps to lift, firm and contour the jawline, cheek bones and delicate eye area. It encourages collagen formation through suppressing its breakdown and energizing the skin, while improving elasticity to defy gravity.  For more information, visit: www.traciemartyn.com.
   For images gettyimages.com.
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March 23, 2017

From the Pros: Stretch Mark Solutions…What Can Be Done Safely?

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Women of all ages regardless of height, weight, or parental status are susceptible to stretch marks. This is a simple fact. Another fact, which will hopefully make you feel a bit better, is that supermodels yes, the bikini models you see in Sports Illustrated and Victoria’s Secret, have stretch marks. If you’re like the 95% of the women out there you prefer them gone. Dr. Kirk Brandow, founder and director of the Brandow Clinic in for Cosmetic Surgery in Philadelphia who has appeared on national programs such as Good Morning America and 20/20 offering insights on cosmetic surgery, shared the real deal on stretch mark solutions with several facts on popular procedures and topical options to prevent and remove stretch marks. Here’s what he has to say.

Option #1: Topical Creams & Preventative Foods

“There are a variety of topical treatments, the ones with cocoa butter are the trend, but they won’t do much if anything to improve severe stretch marks. These creams and oils perform better when used as preventive measures because fully developed stretch marks are rarely skin-deep,” explains Dr. Brandow.

Gelatin powder has been suggested as a great way to get more collagen into your system. Coconut oil mixed with beeswax is said to prevent stretch marks especially when applied throughout the day. Eating foods rich in vitamin C can help prevent stretch marks from the inside out. Adding things like red peppers, parsley, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts are good bets.

Option #2: Lasers

Many women who have post pregnancy stretch marks turn to lasers to eliminate this unwanted scarring. Kim Kardashian recently announced via her Snapchat that she would undergo laser treatments to rid her stretch marks. The Coolbeam laser, which is the one Kim Kardashian is going with, requires up to 5 treatments at around $5,000 per treatment which adds up to $25,000. Lasers are known for high level of safety and efficacy and most patients come away very pleased with the result. The treated area heals rather quickly, within a week to three week

“Lasers are far less invasive than a tummy tuck, which has a much longer recovery time. Lasers do have some risk in that they can burn the skin or cause tissue damage. Therefore, it’s very important to choose a doctor who knows what they are doing,” advises Dr. Brandow.

Option #3: Platelet Rich Plasma with Micro-needling

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been around for the past two decades and used to help athletes like Tiger Woods and Alex Rodriquez recover from injury. A few years ago, the “Vampire Facial” made headlines when Micro-needling was added to the procedure offering a vibrant, smooth, flawless complexion. The results were so great that cosmetic surgeons started to explore other parts of the body such as stretch marks on the buttocks, breast, arms, thighs and abdomen.

This calls for blood to be taken from the patient then put into a machine that separates the platelet rich plasma from the blood. It is then spread over the face after the micro-needling is completed. The micro-needling is a process where a pen-like tool with several tiny needles at the tip is carefully guided over the affected area making microscopic holes on both the outer and inner layers of skin. These holes are so small that they heal within a few hours. The process triggers a healing response in the dermis layer which is what causes the fast fading of stretch marks. Doctors recommend micro-needling with PRP over any other treatment because the results are significant and the cost is about $1000 per session. “Micro-needling with PRP is a combination that offers a fast, in office option, with excellent results and is less costly than lasers,” explains Dr. Brandow who was recently on TV speaking of the procedure.

Dr. Brandow adds that the advantage of micro-needling with PRP for stretch marks over lasers is a lesser chance of scarring and skin discoloration. “Skin on the body is more susceptible to hyperpigmentation than on the face making Micro-needling is a safer option for ethnicities with varying skin tones. This is a big advantage over cool beam lasers, IPL or chemical peels,” he explains.

Option #4: The Tummy Tuck

This is the gold standard offering the best results however it’s invasive and the recovery time is longer. Known as abdominoplasty, the procedure removes excess skin in the abdominal region and tightens the muscles. The stretch marks below the belly button are discarded along with the excess skin. “The tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that comes with risk so typically candidates must be non-smokers in good physical health as certain they will not want more kids after surgery. It’s is the only option for complete and permanent stretch mark removal. Recovery time can be up to 6 weeks and again it is critical that one chooses a reputable doctor. A botched tummy tuck can lead to off-centered belly buttons, long thick scars, and dangerous infections,” warns Dr. Brandow.

Ultimately stretch marks are an unfortunate reality that comes with pregnancy, puberty and any other weight or muscle gain where the skin is stretched. There are preventative measures one can take. Be very weary of anything that seems too good to be true and always consult with a credentialed doctor when considering any kind of cosmetic procedure. 

About the Doctor:

Dr. Kirk Brandow, founder and director of 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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March 20, 2017

How to Manage and Treat Your Oily Hair

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Hair will always make or break a person’s look. Right make-up, right attire will not be of any use if the hair just not right. There are those frustrating days when we all end up having greasy and oily hair. So, why hair ends up getting oily? Sebaceous glands are to be blamed for over producing oil and making hair greasy. Sebaceous glands control the shine of the hair as well. The best way to control the excess oil is by washing hair with shampoos, formulated to manage such problem.

Before choosing the right shampoo to wash away your annoying oily hair, you must remember to do some research work. Not all the shampoos available have the ability to take care of your need. You need to check the ingredients of the shampoo very carefully. A list of the best shampoos for oily hair will help you to treat your hair correctly.

  • Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo– These shampoos have been formulated to remove almost 90% of residues which is making your hair sticky and greasy. This shampoo will help in cleaning the hair. After 5 days of styling, you can turn to Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo for removing all the stuffs which makes your hair oily. You can use this shampoo once in a week. It will keep your hair fresh and bouncy.
  • Maple Holistics Natural Degrease Shampoo for Oily Hair–This is the ultimate therapy for oily scalp. This shampoo has been formulated to control the moisture and utilise the right components in a way which balances sebum. This shampoo is made from all the natural ingredients like Rosemary, lemon and basil. It cleanses the hair very carefully, without sucking the entire moisture out of your tresses. This shampoo works like wonder in stimulating the hair cell renewal. Be rest assured that it will not cause any damage to your coloured hair as well.
  • Biotique Bio Walnut Bark Body Building Shampoo–This shampoo is best known for making your hair look bouncier and fuller. It is a combination of all natural ingredients like walnut, amla, reetha and many more. All this ingredients in turn helps in regrowth of hair, making it shiny and adding volume. It will work like magic in decreasing the oily residue and making your hair fresh.
  • Alterna Bamboo Style Cleanse Extend Translucent Dry Shampoo–This is a dry shampoo spray which removes the excess oil. This shampoo removes impurities from the hair. Keeps the hair clean and sparkling with long lasting effect. This definitely qualifies in the list of best shampoos for oily hair. It has two important ingredients mango and coconut. Don’t worry about the moisture of your hair, as this shampoo promises to be gentle on your hair in removing the excess oily stuff and not the entire moisture. Try it for once and you will end up loving this shampoo for sure.
  • Organix Org Scalp Therapy Australian Tea tree Shampoo–One of the most reviewed brands available. It contains neem oil which soothes itchy scalp. It balances the scalp and hair. The natural ingredients don’t harm coloured hair as well. This shampoo makes greasy hair bouncy. Works good on oily hair. Try it once you won’t regret.
  • Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo for oily hair problem – This shampoo with Oat milk is great for oily hair. One of the best shampoos available for annoying oily hair, has got loads of benefits stored for your hair. The good news is, this shampoo contains loads of vitamin B, which fixes the damaged hair. You will love your hair after using this shampoo, it promises to keep your hair soft and silky.
  • Batiste Light & Blonde Dry Shampoo – The best thing about a dry shampoo is, you don’t need to wet your hair daily and wait for it to dry up. It has Oryza Sativa (rice) starch as it primary ingredient, this helps in absorbing too much oil from the hair. This shampoo also adds life to limp and greasy hair.

This is just a small compilation of  best shampoos for oily hair, there are other shampoos which helps in reducing the excess amount of oil from your hair. Be a little careful while choosing the shampoo. Check the ingredients and happily style your hair.

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