Archives for 2017

June 12, 2017

DIY ​tips to prep​ skin for smooth, bump-free hair removal this summer

 

FROM THE PROS:  Deanna Renda​, Founder of Naples Soap Company ​would love to share her simple DIY ​tips to prep​ skin for smooth, bump-free hair removal this summer.​

  1.   Cleanse – cleansing the skin can prevent infections and remove dirt from the treatment area. The easiest way to cleanse the skin is to have a warm shower or bath that not only cleanses, but opens up the pores.

    2.  Exfoliate​ -​ ​A gentle exfoliation to the skin improves circulation and promotes regeneration of the skin cells.  This can be achieved through loofahs, washcloths, scrubs, and brushes.  You can also use body scrubs with sea salt which is gentle on the skin

    3.   Soften Hair and Skin – heat and moisture is the most effective way to soften the hair and skin – use of a good, natural shaving cream can also be the key to a bump-free bikini area.

    4.  Minimize Friction – when moving an implement across your skin to remove hair, it is important to resist friction – this can be accomplished using soap or cream.  Soothing and creamy elements such as shea butter help the glide, so look for the right blend.

    What to do if you break out in pimples after removing hair?

    1.      Soak a cotton swab in alcohol-free witch hazel and preferably cold aloe vera and apply to the bumpy area.

    2.      After the witch hazel and aloe vera have evaporated, apply a few drops of pure, cold- pressed argan oil to the area. Use a gentle soap to eliminate further irritation.

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June 12, 2017

Wine & Weight

Now that the weather is great, we tend to congregate by a body of water with a chilled bottle of wine but how do we enjoy those glasses of wine and stay on track with our diet?   Here are a few things you can do so that you can enjoy those nice evenings with your friends while sipping some wine.

  1. Know calories – Find out the calories in the wine(s) you drink. I know it’s not sexy but Moo Moo’s aren’t sexy either.  Check the internet for the calories of your favorite wines, I would go with your top 5, make note of it and when you go out ask for that wine so there are no surprises.
  2. Drink in moderation – Two (2) or more glasses of wine in one night is considered a heavy drinker for a woman.  For men, it’s three (3) or more glasses.  Women who drink about four drinks or more at one event (at least once a month) have larger waists than do moderate drinkers.  So, try not to hit your max drinking limit in one night.  Have that glass of wine, sip on it, fellowship and enjoy your friends.
  3. Choose Red –  Drink dark, dry red wine if you can.  Studies have shown that there is a compound in red wine that can block the growth of fat cells.  Red wine can increase your good cholesterol levels, improve digestion and metabolism. Go big red!

Proceed to the nearest body of water and grab that bottle of red wine, pour yourself a drink, sit back with your friends, watch the sunset and enjoy those beautiful evenings.

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

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June 12, 2017

Benefits of Weight lifting for Women

Back in the 80’s Jane Fonda, Richard Simmons and Denise Austin ruled with their aerobic workouts and women were moving.  We started buying matching leg warmers and head bands and kicking and screaming like the rest of the women. It was a movement that got us moving for sure, however we are now in the 21st century and we need to build on that aerobic phase.  While we are doing all those aerobic exercises we are burning fat and muscle but let me tell you what you can do that will burn almost only fat (even around that belly) lifting weights.  Yes, ladies it time to pick up some dumbbells and lift.  Here are just a few benefits to lifting weights.

  1. You burn more calories – while you burn calories doing aerobics once you stop exercising you stop burning calories.  However, when you are done lifting weights your body will continue to burn calories.  Do you hear me?  You can be reading this blog and burning calories.  You can be watching TV and burning calories.  You can be eating and burning calories.  I think you get it.  If you lift weights your body will burn more calories.
  1. Stronger bones – Lifting weights will make your bones stronger more dense.  The more you lift you are decreasing your risk of osteoporosis.  You can also improve muscle mass and balance. You don’t want to be the lady in the commercial “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”.
  2. Mood Stabilizer – When you lift weights your body releases endorphins which I call natures happy pill.  Endorphins can enhance your mood, fight depression, reduce stress and anxiety.  Lifting weight can put you in a better mood and help you get your happy back.

Like in the 80’s the aerobic movement was big, let’s make lifting weights the big thing in the 21st century for women.  Go ahead run to the store and buy yourself a matching set of dumbbells.

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

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June 10, 2017

Show Dad He’s a 10 this Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, treat that special man in your life to some unique skincare from it’s a 10. Their skincare collection, he’s a 10 will make him feel like he’s a 10. he’s a 10 Miracle 3-IN-1 Body Wash,  Miracle Defining Gel, and Miracle Pliable Paste won’t disappoint.

Miracle 3-IN-1 Body Wash has an amazing scent and not only covers your body, but acts as a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Multi purpose products are very convenient because you can eliminate two products and achieve the same results with only one.

Hair Care is also in the Men’s he’s a 10 collection. Miracle Pliable Paste is perfect for the man who wants a flexible hold. The formula glide through the hair with ease and has no sticky residue. Miracle Pliable Paste contains Microcrystalline wax which helps deliver a clean, flexible hold.

How do I know this?  My sons use it.

Miracle Defining Gel compliments Miracle Pliable Paste by providing extra hold for sleek, structured styles without flakes. Relax ladies, he’s a 10 offers hair care products, and hand creams for women too.

he’s a 10 belongs to the Leaping Bunny Program which supports cruelty free products.

It’s a 10 Haircare’s new men’s collection and TENZING Skincare’s new grooming collection will be offering Father’s Day promotions.

Take advantage of this special, He’s a 10, will be 15% off now through June 21st. Just enter “fathersday” before checking out.

TENZING Skincare is currently offering 20% your entire purchase now through Father’s Day, June 18th using code FATHERSDAY on tenzingskincare.com.

 

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June 10, 2017

Find the perfect skinny tie during wedding season or any occasion

Listen up, grooms! Your wedding day can be full of hassle and stress, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on your look–let DAZI take care of your tie. With a whole lot of style and impeccable taste, these high-quality, skinny ties come in various unique designs, styles and colors that will perfectly match any suit or outfit, without breaking the bank! Gear up all your groomsmen with DAZI’s discount on bulk wedding packages.

June is upon us, which means wedding season is in full swing. And even if you’re not the lucky groom, a wedding is one of those rare opportunities to drink on the house, show off those dance skills, and most importantly, dress up to the nines. Ditch the office get-up and step into something more fitting for the special occasion – DAZI high quality ties!

Get through wedding season in style with the different designs from DAZI:

· Deep Sea: Perfect for any occasion, wear this simple, white floral print that blends in nicely with the light shade of green.

· Beachside: Make waves at your next wedding with this Beachside skinny tie! Bright blues mixed with radiant red florals, you’ll be the most popular guy at your table in this tie.

· Mr. Romantic: Looking to meet your future Mrs. at a summer wedding? Mr. Romantic will make you the second-most-talked-about dude on your buddy’s big day!

Whether it takes place in a beautiful church, a cool city rooftop, a sleek wedding hall or the white sands beaches of some exotic island, snag a DAZI skinny tie and you’ll look like a million bucks at any wedding – just make sure you don’t outshine the groom!

Visit www.daziusa.com

About DAZI

After struggling to find great ties at low prices, DAZI founder Nate Ipsen began to design and sell skinny neckties at competitive prices. The mission of DAZI [daw-zee] is to provide customers with a line of unique ties of unbeatable quality.

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June 9, 2017

Karite Shea Butter is natural, sustainably sourced and has philanthropic ties…it’s a winner

Karite Shea Butter Creme Mains hand cream is an awesome new skincare brand created by three sisters from Ghana who worked to develop a hand cream that was as close to the raw, unrefined shea butter they used growing up. The cream is simple yet concentrated, so a little goes a long way, and it’s incredibly soothing for any dry skin or cuticles. Made with a unique blend of palm and organic coconut oil, and shea butter, it is hypo-allergenic, anti-aging, and contains vitamins A and E to help restore skin nourishment and moisture. I love how rich the formula is while also feeling light and non-greasy once it is rubbed in- and it smells amazing.

With organic and sustainably sourced ingredients from Ghana, this product supports the livelihood of rural African women and their communities. Besides just finding a product I like that has good results, finding a product that is natural and sustainably sourced and that has philanthropic ties is a double win.
You can find Karite Shea Butter Creme Mains hand cream  www.mykarite.com
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June 8, 2017

Summertime Beauty Challenge! How to Achieve the Best Bikini Skin Zone.

The quest for a perfect bikini zone is for many women, an epic process of trial and error. The goal of course is to achieve a perfect, bump-free, baby-smooth bikini area. With so many hair removal options available it can take forever to find a routine that works. For many women laser hair removal has become the be all end all option to permanently remove unwanted bikini area hair, however it’s important to get the facts and find someone reputable to do it. Below, Jenya Titova, Instructor to Asthetic Mentors and Physician’s Assistant to Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Leonard Hochstein of Hochstein MedSpa in Miami, Florida dishes out the dos and don’ts for perfect bikini zone skin, whether you shave, wax or laser. Choose what’s right for you and stay in the zone!

Shaving

  • Do keep the razor sharp and new! Replace your razor every two to three weeks.
  • Do go slow! Ingrowns and irritation comes with quick motion. You want to go slower around the bikini area given angles and harder to reach areas. Slide the razor slowly and irritation will lessen.
  • “Pay attention to how you skin reacts when shaving. Do you get bumps and redness? If so you need an exfoliating and moisturizing routine,” suggests Jenya Titova.

Laser Hair Removal

  • “You really want to shave the day before,” advises Jenya Titova whose skincare expertise spans over a decade. “The laser can locate the follicles easier when shaved. It’s very important to use a clean, new razor to avoid having any lingering bacteria that could cause contact dermatitis (a delayed allergic reaction) after your laser treatment,” she adds.
  • Avoid coffee. Or anything with caffeine, really, it has been said to increase sensitivity.
  • Be rested and hydrated. Your pain receptors will be higher if you’re fatigued and dehydrated.
  • Ask your technician to try different paces.Each technician has his or her own technique. Some perform in quick bursts, while others use a slow, continuous pace. One technique may feel better on your skin than the next.
  • Avoid tanning.Both tanning beds and the sun can be harmful after exposing your skin to laser, avoid both and put on SPF! “In warm weather climates, this is always a concern because women are always outside at the beach or pool. If you’re getting laser hair removal avoid the sun entirely for at least 3 days before your laser treatment,” cautions Ms. Titova.

Waxing

The key to successful waxing is skin prep a week before the waxing is scheduled. Exfoliation and moisturizing are essential. “You want the skin to be supple and not dry. It’s much less painful to wax skin that is moist as opposed to dry,” explains Ms. Titova.

Find the right wax. Hard wax is usually a honey color and is peeled by the technician using her hand, as opposed to the paper strips used to remove soft wax. It is commonly said that hard wax is less painful and better for skin. There is also sugar wax, and many other varieties that boast different benefits.

Make sure your hair is long enough. “This is often a downside to waxing. Hair should be at least ¼ of an inch long for wax to catch it. Many women never allow hair to grow this long making waxing a more difficult option especially if hair is coarse,” advises Ms. Titova.

Don’t shave in between sessions. Shaved hair grows back harder and coarser, as opposed to waxed hair, which grows back thinner each time. Shaving in between sessions ruins the benefits of waxing.

About the Expert:

 Jenya Titova, MHS, PA-C/ Director of Medspa Operations

Jenya Titova comes to Hochstein Medspa with over 12 years of experience in several high volume, distinguished dermatology and aesthetic practices in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida. She graduated with Alpha Eta and Summa Cum Laude Honors, in the top three percent of her class from Drexel University in Philadelphia. Since that day, helping patients reach their health and beauty goals has been a passion of hers.

Jenya is highly experienced in the fields of laser medicine, cosmetic fillers, neurotoxins and dermatology. She has even mentored many roundtable discussions and presentations for Physicians and Physician Assistants at medical conferences on new and current medical and cosmetic dermatology therapies.

Prior to leading the launch of Hochstein Medspa, Jenya spent over 3 years working side by side with Dr. Hochstein, complementing his surgical practice with variety of aesthetic medicine services.

In the field beauty medicine, Jenya set her skills apart from her peers by becoming an instructor for Aesthetic Mentors, where she trained physicians, new to aesthetic world, on techniques of enhancing patients’ appearance with cosmetic fillers and Botox. She is skilled in the use of Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma, Volbella, Belotero, Botox, Kybella among others. Jenya’s laser experience includes skin resurfacing with Halo and BBL by Sciton, tattoo removal, DiVa vaginal rejuvenation, Thermi RF skin tightening and Coolsculpting, to name a very few. Sclerotherapy and other cosmetic dermatology services are also within her skill set to address nearly any of your skin appearance concerns.
Jenya Titova’s heritage enables her to offer patient care in Russian and Ukrainian languages, as well as her “European touch” and vision of beauty and health. As she states, “Only through good communication top quality results are realistic and easy to accomplish. With that, I know my patient is sure to leave our medspa happy and satisfied.”

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June 8, 2017

Stunning Hillary Scott wearing Swarovski at the CMT Music Awards

Nashville, TN – Hillary Scott, of Lady Antebellum, attends the 2017 CMT Music Awards wearing the Hologram earrings from the Swarovski Fall/Winter 2017 Collection.

www.swarovski.com @Swarovski #BeBrilliant

Photo Credit: Michael Loccisano / Getty Images

About Swarovski

Swarovski delivers a diverse portfolio of unmatched quality, craftsmanship, and creativity. Founded in 1895 in Austria, the company designs, manufactures and markets high-quality crystals, genuine gemstones and created stones as well as finished products such as jewelry, accessories and lighting. The Swarovski Crystal Business is run by the fifth generation of family members and has a global reach with approximately 2,800 stores in around 170 countries, more than 27,000 employees, and revenue of about 2.6 billion euros in 2016.

Together with its sister companies Swarovski Optik (optical devices) and Tyrolit (abrasives), Swarovski Crystal Business forms the Swarovski Group. In 2016, the Group generated revenue of about 3.37 billion euros and employed more than 32,000 people.

A responsible relationship with people and the planet is an integral part of Swarovski’s heritage. The global Swarovski Waterschool education program has reached 461,000 children on the world’s greatest rivers, and the Swarovski Foundation, set up in 2013, works to support culture and creativity, promote wellbeing, and conserve natural resources to achieve positive social impact.

www.swarovskigroup.com

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June 8, 2017

Amber Valetta and Delilah Belle Hamlin Carry Tyler Ellis

New York, NY  – June 5, 2017 – Amber Valetta and Delilah Belle Hamlin were photographed carrying Tyler Ellis to the CFDA Fashion Awards, at Hammerstien Ball Room  on June 5th, 2017 in New York City. Amber Valetta is a vision in this bold coral dress pairing her look  with Tyler Ellis, Lee Clutch in Black Velvet ($1595,  www.tylerellis.com). Meanwhile Delilah Belle Hamlin proves there is power in wearing pink, parring her Grecian goddess dress with Tyler Ellis,  Lilly Clutch in pink (Price Upon Request)
photo credit www.gettyimages.com
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June 8, 2017

Doesn’t Dad deserve a Legacy for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is the perfect occasion to give that special man in your life cologne. If he is anything like my husband, he will love the cologne if it is a gift but he will never buy it for himself. This Father’s Day I found the perfect cologne, Empire Lyon’s Legacy Fragrance For Men.  I gave my children a few cologne options to choose from and Legacy got the “thumbs up” !

LEGACY is a sophisticated cologne with an alluring masculine scent.  This spectacular fragrance “opens with a sparkling blend of bergamot and lemon water with an atomic heart of lavender buds, crisp geranium and clary sage”  It also carries scents of  warm amber, vanilla suede and tobacco leaf.
LEGACY was launched by Cristiano Ronaldo in 2015. It was inspired by the Twentieth Century Fox highly acclaimed Television series “Empire” created the visionary Lee Daniels. The bottle design represents “striking gold”. “The idea expressed literally via the gold nugget design of our fragrance candle design and metaphorically expressed via the gold hue, crocodile trim, and Jeweled facets caps of the bottle designs.”    The Empire “E” pendent adorns the fragrance bottle magnificently.
Empire Lyon’s Legacy Fragrance For Men Eau de Toilette Spray 3.4 oz is Available at EmpireFragrance.com and Macy’s.
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