Archives for October 2017

October 3, 2017

Need a HEADSHOT? Casting made simple has you covered!

Everyone needs a good headshot, even kids. It is your first impression to the world on social media, job applications and casting calls. Forget expensive photoshoots and professional cameras, take the perfect headshot right on your cell phone.


Follow these expert tips from Kristen Sanne, Creator of Casting Made Simple, to achieve a callback-worthy headshot at home:

  • Background – Choose a neutral background like a plain or brick wall, nice fence or simple greenery without any distracting objects
  • Lighting – Natural light makes your skin look vibrant and creates a natural appearance. If taking pictures indoors, avoid direct sunlight and make sure to turn off flash
  • HDR Mode – High Dynamic Range creates a single picture with more detail and greater range of tones and colors
  • Auto-Focus – Tap the screen to focus your camera
  • Hold Steady – Use a tripod or prop your phone against a solid surface to ensure a clear picture
  • Leave Space – You can always crop the photo afterwards to guarantee even spacing
  • Have Fun – Most importantly have fun! Candid photos can make the best headshots
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October 2, 2017

For soft glowing skin try a little Healthy Glow Facial Hydrator from Belli Skincare

I have combination skin and am always looking for a face moisturizer that is light, while still moisturizing and has some extra benefits to help with breakouts or redness. The Belli Healthy Glow Facial Hydrator is a light moisturizer that can be used morning and night, and is rich in botanical humectants that refine and soften skin texture. The Belli brand is formulated to deliver safe, effective products for every stage of life, including pregnancy and nursing. While pregnancy safe products are not a direct concern of mine at this point, Belli’s products are OB/GYN & Dermatologist recommended, allergy tested, paraben-free, gluten-free, cruelty-free, free of artificial dyes or fragrances, and medically researched, which I think anyone can get behind and benefit from, pregnant or not.

Soothing chamomile helps neutralize skin irritants and it provides an antioxidant boost of vitamin C and grapeseed oil which leaves skin with a healthy glow. The Facial Hydrator is non-greasy and absorbs quickly, leaving your skin feeling soft, with a brighter and more even skin tone. The lotion has a very natural, refreshing citrus scent which I love. The packaging is sleek, easy to use and travel friendly, so you can throw it in your make up or gym bag without worrying about a mess!

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October 2, 2017

Donna’s on-the-go beauty kit

These are miniature versions of roller lash mascara & Nars orgasm blush

I need an easy way to keep myself fresh with small amounts of products that I need at any given time

Donna Spangler Actress & Producer

As an actress, producer & business woman, I am often on the go.  Weather it is on a formal trip or just a day trip, I need to have my beauty items handy to look & feel my best.  When we are on the road or going places where we may need to primp or completely do our makeup or freshen up, it is great to be prepared with a little beauty kit with all the essentials needed to look your best. The problem is taking everything you need in normal size containers you may need a suitcase. I have come up with a solution for this!
Donna’s on-the-go beauty kit made with samples

Beauty kit


In today’s world, we want to look our best at all times with the least amount of effort. I have come up with essentials every girl should have on hand, so you will be able to look fresh whether you are on the go, staying overnight with your boyfriend or simply need a touch up. Stash these necessities in your purse, and you will always be prepared.

I love samples. It gives me a chance to try high-end products of all sorts. Since you receive ample amounts in small packaging, you can make a full-on beauty kit to haul along in your purse. This can be very effective, especially when you may be out somewhere away from your packed arsenal of at home products.

First, you need a case for your makeshift beauty kit. It should be something you can fit easily into your purse. I used a handy foldable holder that I had received from a business flight, but you can also get a makeup holder at the 99 cents store or any drugstore. Just make sure it is somewhat flat and can be comfortably stowed in your purse.

Next comes the fun part. You need to get the ingredients to put into your kit. Take a trip to the department store and get samples of makeup base that fits your color, creams, perfumes, liner, mascara, gloss or whatever useful items you can find. I like the samples that are in flat packets because they are easy to fit into the kit. The other alternative is to have the salesperson make samples for you. High-end lines usually have tiny plastic containers the size of a quarter with tightly sealed lids that will work for your kit as well. Gather all the essentials possible in one visit.

You can also gather the beauty freebies attained through larger makeup purchases. These items tend to be smaller and can be easily stored in your kit. Figure out when makeup lines are offering free gifts, and keep track any ‘points’ you’ve accumulated (Sephora’s point system gives spectacular yet small gifts). Sephora also sells small beauty items as you are standing in line which are great for your beauty kit as there is everything from small hairspray and mascara to pint size foundation.

Add a sample perfume of your choice. I recommend a black or brown eye pencil, earth tone shadow, sample mascara (I like ARMANI – and they are small!). If desired, throw in a couple of packages of Advil for those emergency days. Remember one feminine product (tampon), and put in a flat comb and hair band so that you can tie back your hair when you wash your face. A few Q tips and cotton balls are a must – store them in a tiny sealable baggy.

Pick up some shine eraser sheets (Elf Brand makes a great one). Get a pocket-sized toothpaste and
toothbrush. I have

Dental Floss

gotten these items in hotels as well as in airline kits, or you may already have a few saved. Also add a small dental floss or put two or three dental claws into the kit.

You can also add any samples or small packed products that you think you may need. Go to the section in the drug store where they have the samples. Other items to consider are razors, baby wipe samples, mouthwash, face wash, etc

I also like collecting hotel items because they can be used in your kit. When it is put together, it should supply you with what you need for one day or night out. It is great if you are spending the night at a friend’s house and want to appear fresh without bringing a suitcase.

You can keep your kit in your purse or car so you will be prepared to look, smell and feel your best at all times. This inexpensive condensed beauty kit is incredibly handy, and you will be glad you took the time to have it constantly within your reach. Knowing you are prepared to wow in any situation will give you a priceless piece of mind.


6 Q tips, 2 cotton balls, samples of eye makeup remover or cream to remove makeup, and tissues (there is nothing worse than running eyes at the end of a night. These essentials can fix this pesky problem)

Put the cotton balls, Q tips and tissues into a small sealable plastic baggie

One black liner to re-apply for later

One black or brown mascara

Brown or earth toned eye shadow

Blush in your favorite color (I like NARS orgasm), brush for application

Your favorite color lip liner

Lighter lip gloss to go over liner

Add a few samples of foundation in your color and bolting powder paper

Get some perfume samples perfect for your kit

Small tube toothpaste, toothbrush, floss and gargle (Remember, these should all be sample sizes)

1 feminine product, small comb, ponytail holder and package of Advil

With this kit, you will be ready for your on-the-go life and always look your best!

There are also mini flat irons & curling that are as tiny as a few inches long.

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October 2, 2017

4 Ways To Upgrade Your Style

There comes a day when you look in the mirror and don’t really care for the image that’s looking back. This has to do with your style and it’s nothing to worry about. The good news is that it can be fixed and changed for the better.

Your style represents who you are and tells the world what kind of person they’re dealing with. Altering your style is a modification everyone goes through at some point and may even do it multiple times. Focus on where your look has been in the past and where you picture it going. See four ways to upgrade your style.

Declutter your Wardrobe

The only way to alter your style is to see what you already have by decluttering. Tackle your closets and drawers and start a donations, give away and keep pile. Try on your clothes and only hang onto items that you love and wear. This is your chance to let go and stop holding on for the wrong reasons. The more room you make, the more new clothes you’ll be able to fit in your closet.


Your style isn’t only about your clothes. It encompasses your life, attitude and way you carry yourself. Consider a shift in your job or location where you’re living. Search apartments in Pensacola, FL and envision yourself starting over in a beautiful community where the sun’s always shining. A fresh outlook may be all you need to get the rest of you in order. Find a place that makes you happy and excited to get out of bed each day. Decorate your new place according to your updated style and enjoy the joy it brings to your life.   

Get A New Hairdo

Changing your hair style is an excellent way to reinvent yourself. Alter the color or length and feel good in your own skin. You’ll feel better in your clothes and more confident in your appearance overall. Find someone you can trust if you’re making major changes and let them offer advice if you’re unsure about what way you want to go. If you’re changing your clothes around, it only makes sense that you’d want a hairstyle to match. Keeping your hair and nails nicely groomed sets the foundation for the rest of your style.

Wear Prints & Patterns

Break out of your blacks and whites and start buying more prints and patterns. Incorporate them into your shirts, pants, shoes and handbags. It may feel strange at first, but you’ll get used to it once you start trying these types of clothes on and wearing them out in public. Start with a few staple pieces to get yourself more comfortable sporting funky designs. This is also your opportunity to incorporate more color into your wardrobe.


Don’t panic if you get dressed and aren’t happy with what you see. All it means is that it’s time to revamp and refresh, so you’re back to feeling confident and fabulous. These are four ways to upgrade your style.

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October 1, 2017

Breast Cancer Awareness Month/ ShoeDazzle

 ShoeDazzle is offering 100% of their net proceeds of the below style to Susan G. Komen during the month of October.

Hurry, get your pair today!

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