Archives for May 2017

May 29, 2017

Introduce Dad to Beard Guyz this Father’s Day

The question of the month is…What should we get dad for Father’s Day? On Father’s Day we honor special men in our life. In our case it’s my husband who is also a dad. I must say that they rack their brains out on this holiday. I’m prepared to answer their question with two words… BEARD GUYZ!!!!   The best thing about Beard Guyz is that he doesn’t need to have a beard to enjoy some amazing products from their line. Beard Guyz or Van der Hagen products offer that special man in your life the ultimate essential grooming experience right in the privacy of his own home.

Some of the Luxury Sets include:

Luxury Badger Shave Set, $39.99.. with its pure badger hair brush, Hypoallergenic luxury shave soap with an Apothecary Mug an Acrylic combination brush & razor stand this gift set is sure to be a winner.

Luxury Boar Shave Set, $29.99.. includes a 100% natural boar bristle brush, a Hypoallergenic shave soap, an Apothecary mug and an Acrylic combination brush & razor stand, this is also a great gift and the prices of these sets are quite affordable.

One of my husband’s favorites is Beard Guyz Daily Wash. He throughly enjoys this face wash. He uses it in the shower and he like the scent.  The most important feature is that he like how the Daily Wash cleanses and how his skin feels afterwards.  Beard Guyz Daily Wash is formulated with a “A blend of 35 natural and organic botanical and fruit extracts combined with Keratin and Protein to clean and moisturize.”  The Daily wash also provided  antiseptic and anti-inflammatory benefits helping to improve blood flow. The Daily Wash is suitable for all beard types

My husband doesn’t use hair conditioners routinely but Beard Guyz Deep Conditioner has been an exception. It works well on your skin after cleansing and he adds a little to his hair at the same time. Deep Conditioner has a ” blend of 25 natural & organic oils, butters, extracts, vitamins and conditioners chosen for their benefits to the hair and skin”. 

What if the Man in my life has a Beard?  Beard Guyz has you covered.

**Beard Guyz offers products such as Beard Scentz, which helps eliminate odors and helps prevent germs and bacteria growing on the skin.

** Beard Butter moisturizes your skin beneath the beard helping to avoid itchy flaky skin.

**Beard Guyz Nighttime Beard Growth Serum  is the perfect nighttime solution for facilitating hair growth, Rehydrating dry hair. It also has a refreshing fragrance.

Beard Guyz has the perfect array of products that will allow you to put together the perfect Father’s Day gift whether he has a beard or not.

You can find Beard Guyz at  most large retailers nationwide like Amazon.com, Beardguyz.com, CVS, Duane Reade, Target and Walgreens

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May 29, 2017

A healthy Anti-Cellulite Creme from Definitions Skincare

Definitions Skincare Anti-Cellulite Creme is definitely a product that you must have ready and waiting for you especially in the summer months. I started using this Anti-Cellulite Creme on my arms and because of it’s silky soft feel and great vanilla scent, I use it as a moisturizer too. I love how my arms look and feel. This Anti-Cellulite Creme does not erase the imperfections of your skin but softly tightens and smoothes, therefore reducing the appearance of dimpling and smoothing fatty areas.

Definitions Skincare Anti-Cellulite Creme is formulated with “Lipocare Technology” allowing the creme to effectively firm and smooth your skin. I am using it on my legs now and will use it consistently throughout the summer. This creme has a blend of natural and organic ingredients including antioxidants such as Vitamins E + C. It’s goal is to helps reduce and prevent cellulite dimples on the stomach, thighs and legs.

It’s best to use the Anti-Cellulite Creme after exfoliating your body. After applying the creme to your body, do not wipe off. It goes on smoothly and has a fabulous scent.

Definitions Skincare Anti-Cellulite SkinCreme, like all its skincare products and  treatments are free of parabens, synthetic fragrances, and dyes and can be found at dermatology offices and top spas worldwide.

You will find an arrray of top of the line skincare at www.definitionsskincare.com

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May 29, 2017

CHAMILIA SUPPORTS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY IN MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER IN OCTOBER 2017

CRANSTON, RI (October 2017)—In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, Chamilia (www.chamilia.com), a Swarovski Company, announced that it will donate a portion of each purchase from its new “Brave & Strong” charm to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer initiative. The sterling silver charm with a lightly oxidized finish features the word “Brave” on one side and “Strong” on the reverse; both sides are accented with four Rose Swarovski Crystals (US MSRP $45). It can be worn on all Chamilia bracelets and neck chains.

“We create something unique and special in support of women fighting breast cancer every year,” said Chamilia Vice President, Global Merchandising and Marketing Catherine Ottaviano. “This cause is on the forefront of the issues our customer faces, and it’s important to us that we support women who are fighting breast cancer in some way. Chamilia is a brand that works for women who wear their hearts on their sleeves. We support these women in their struggles and their celebrations.”

There are more than 400 exclusive charms available from the Chamilia brand. The line is made from sterling silver or 14 karat gold and features genuine Swarovski Crystals, Swarovski Zirconia, or Murano glass. The brand follows strict Swarovski guidelines for quality and aesthetic standards.

Chamilia’s Brave & Strong Charm in support of Breast Cancer Awareness will be available July 14, 2017, at many of the brand’s more than 1,000 retail partners worldwide and on the Chamilia website, www.chamilia.com.

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About Chamilia
Based in Cranston, RI, Chamilia is an American company that was established in 2002. Since its purchase in 2013, it has been a member of the Swarovski Group, a world leader in quality and innovation. Each of the more than 400 exclusive charms available from the brand are made from .925 sterling silver or 14 karat gold and feature genuine Swarovski Crystals or Zirconia, or Italian Murano Glass. The brand follows strict Swarovski Group guidelines for quality and aesthetic excellence. For more information, please go to www.chamilia.com.

About Swarovski
Swarovski delivers a diverse product portfolio of unmatched quality, craftsmanship and creativity. Founded in 1895 in Austria, Swarovski Crystal Business designs, manufactures and markets crystals, natural and created gemstones, finished products such as jewelry, accessories and lighting. The company’s film division, Swarovski Entertainment, produces artistically accomplished feature films with global box-office appeal. The Swarovski Foundation was set up to honor the philanthropic spirit of the company by supporting creativity and culture, promoting wellbeing and conserving natural resources. Now run by the fifth generation of family members, Swarovski Crystal Business has a global reach, with over 2,350 stores in about 170 countries and more than 25,000 employees, www.swarovskigroup.com.

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May 29, 2017

36 Hours Left!! 25% OFF MEMORIAL DAY SALE

It’s finally here but there’s only 36 hours left!!

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* excluding special sets, discovery kits and sample sizes

use code MDAY17 at checkout

Code valid throughout Tuesday, 5/30/2017.

 

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May 28, 2017

Donna’s Beauty Check List

I am a mature woman and have dealt with many of the things that can make one appear less beautiful and older if they are not addressed. That being said, I put together a list of beauty items that can help a woman look both youthful and healthy, no matter her age.  In my next articles I will address how to achieve the below list in detail.

Donna Spangler actress/ Producer

  • Donna’s Beauty Checklist
    Face
    How is your skin? Examine it. Is it smooth? Acne? Hydrated? Evenly toned? Dry? Flaky? Sun damage? If your skin is heavily damaged, you might want to consider a light chemical peel.
    How are your eyes? Red? Clear? Puffy? Circles?
    How are your brows? Are they bushy or trimmed well? Coloring?
    Are your lips plump and even? Chapped?
    Any facial hair? A simple laser treatment will take care of this evil.  Also, plucking or buying an inexpensive facial hair remover is an option as there are many on the market today.
    Lashes – Are they lush and healthy or sparse and short?
    Makeup – wearing too much can be extremely off-putting. Learn the perfect amount to highlight your face. Enlist the help of a friend or professional if you need guidance. There are also some great makeup videos on YouTube.
    Hair
    Is your hair healthy? Thick? Well-groomed?
    Is the color rich and flattering to your complexion? Do you have roots?
    Is the style up-to-date and becoming? Split ends? Frizz?
    Is it shiny or dull?

    Thick healthy hair or the appearance of is important

    This is my body at 54 years old! I am quite prod as I work out 3 to 4 days a week for about 1 hour in the morning!

Body
Is your body fit? Too heavy or too thin?
Is your muscle tone lacking?
Is your body skin sagging?
Do you have discolorations on your body?
Are your fingernails and toe nails groomed?
Are you in proportion? Top and bottom?
Skin color – way too tan/pale?
Is your skin dry and flaky?
Body hair?

Hygiene
Are your teeth clean, brushed and smelling good?

Are your teeth yellow? Missing? Stained? In need of orthodontics? Teeth are crucial to a beautiful face.
Have you showered?
Is your hair clean, groomed well?
Are your clothes pressed, well thought out and appropriate for where you will be going?
Next take a look at your overall package. Look at yourself honestly and write down the things you like and the things that you would like to work on. This may be painful as no one wants to face their flaws, but in order to change something you don’t like, it is essential to address it first.

After your candid evaluation, you need to make a list of your goals and objectives both physically and mentally. Set realistic goals, and give yourself a timeframe. I like to make both short and long-term goals and reward myself for each accomplishment as I make it. Great satisfaction comes from achieving these goals and you will feel so much better about yourself as progress is made.

“I plan on being bikini ready even into my 80’s”  – Donna Spangler

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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 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

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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