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December 11, 2017

Here’s to a New Year and a New You with SERICA™ MOISTURIZING SCAR FORMULA

Scars…whether they are on your face or on your body, visible or not, can make some people feel self conscious or just plain uncomfortable. With the warm weather just around the corner, we strive to look as good as possible, especially our skin. If this is the case for you, consider Serica™ Moisturizing Scar Formula. This scar formula is wonderful!  It’s silky and non-greasy and rivals top scar treatments like Bio-Oil and Mederma.

*Serica™ Moisturizing Scar Formula works well with  procedures such as chemical peels and plastic surgery that may result in scarring. So, while you can wear heavier makeup to conceal this or bury it under clothing,Serica™ Moisturizing Scar Formula can help the healing process so that skin looks terrific when the warmer months roll around.

*Serica™ Moisturizing Scar Formula is a dermatologist-recommended treatment designed to improve the look and feel of scars. Formulated with a proprietary blend of phospholipids, silicone and Amazonian Pracaxi oil to improve the appearance of old and new scars, moisturize and reduce roughness, and promote a more even skin tone. 

  • The key features inSerica™ Moisturizing Scar Formula are:

    *Amazonian Pracaxi oil, the hero ingredient, is derived from the seed of the Pracaxi tree found in the Amazon rainforest and contains essential fatty acids that promote skin elasticity and moisture retention. 

    *The formula’s patented silicone ingredient provides skin barrier protection and reduces water loss while allowing oxygenation. Soft, elegant texture and quick-drying formula with no staining, and no greasy or sticky feeling

    *Ideal for use on any type of old or new scar resulting from surgical procedures, lacerations, burns, cuts, and acne. Apply to affected areas three times a day or as directed by physician. You will see visible improvements in thickness, color, and overall scar severity in as early as one week.  Proven to reduce the appearance of scars as well as the leading scar product.       Retail Price / Availability: $34.99 (1.0 oz. pump) at Walgreens locations nationwide and online at

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About Cynova Laboratories:

Cynova Laboratories was founded by professionals with a long history in the pharmaceutical industry, Cynova currently offers two products in the cosmetic and dermatology market: Serica™ Moisturizing Scar Formula and Serica™ Moisturizing Stretch Mark Formula. Cynova Laboratories is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PCCA.


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December 11, 2017

Princess Madeleine of Sweden Wears a Bespoke Séraphine Gown!

December 11, 2017 –  Princess Madeleine of Sweden wore a custom made gown by award winning British maternity brand Séraphine at this year’s Nobel Prize award ceremony, held at the Stockholm Concert Hall.
The one of a kind gown was designed in London by Séraphine founder Cécile Reinaud, and made to measure by Séraphine‘s team of talented in-house tailors. In a soft vintage mauve shade, the bespoke maternity gown was crafted in pure silk, and features a sumptuous hand-beaded overlay in precious gold lace, providing a unique jewel encrusted finish.
Princess Madeleine, who is expecting her third child in spring 2018, is known to be a fan of Séraphine, having previously worn bespoke creations by the brand while expecting her son Prince Nicolas.
Cécile Reinaud said: “It is a huge honor to be asked to create a gown for such a prestigious event, and I am thrilled with the result. The Princess wore it beautifully.”
Séraphine is the maternity brand of choice for expectant royals. The brand has dressed all three Swedish Princesses through their previous pregnancies, as well as being a favorite brand of the Duchess of Cambridge. Séraphine is no stranger to creating bespoke styles for royal clientele – In 2015 the brand created a bespoke maternity wardrobe for Princess Madeleine’s sister, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. Séraphinehas also created several bespoke pieces for The Duchess of Cambridge, including the iconic purple maternity coat, which she wore on her arrival in New York with Prince William to kick off their first royal visit to the United States.
As well as dressing royalty, Séraphine is well known for its impressive celebrity clientele, having dressed a host of A-listers including Jessica Alba, Gwen Stefani, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, Mila Kunis and many more through their pregnancies.
Photos courtesy of the official Facebook page of Princess Madeleine of Sweden
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December 11, 2017

Today it was a “Beauty Bake”

I am always happy to see our friends at Good Day Charlotte and share beauty news with the team there, the viewing audience and you! Today it was a “Beauty Bake“!

Enya flack It's a Glam Thing Fox News Charlotte

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December 11, 2017

“Beauty Bake” on Good Day Charlotte

Good Day Charlotte FOX Enya Flack


Today Enya Flack  presented a segment on FOX Good Day Charlotte called “Beauty Bake”,  beauty products with common baking ingredients in the name of the product or in the product formulation. To include:

Civilized Cosmetics Organic Sugar Scrub Vanilla

Utama Spice Cocoa Love Body Butter

Tiffany Haas’  FullBeat Lip Collection includes:

Raisin Lipstick – a deeper red shade

A Creamy Lipstick Enriched with antioxidants, Vitamin E and other lip pampering emollients.

Ginger Spice Lip Stay – Liquid Metal extremely long-lasting matte lip colors. Smooth, rich opaque color.  This formula offers a fierce and fabulous matte, yet metallic finish, to give your lips a shine that stays on.

BCL Spa Milk & Honey with White Chocolate Massage Cream

Massage Cream Milk + Honey with White Chocolate

LAVANILA The Healthy Deodorant in Pure Vanilla

Essential oils of soft vanilla and freesia are comforting and clean.This All-Natural, freshly scented deodorant provides superior, long-lasting odor protection. Soothing essential oils blend with powerful anti-oxidants and beta glucan technology for daily defense and nourishment. Clinically Tested. Dermatologist Recommended. No Aluminum. No Paraben. No Propylene Glycol. No Harsh Chemicals.

LAVANILA also offers  Healthy Body Butter in Pure Vanilla


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December 11, 2017

Mompreneurs Krista Teare & Lisa Caruso Are Keeping It Stylish While Making It Big!

Krista Teare and Lisa Caruso are two best friends and mothers who came up with a brilliant idea, raised thousands through crowd funding and now have one of the top family must-have products on the market, The Toddler Monitor – a device that helps parents track when their kids leave a room in the house!

It’s A Glam Thing sat down with the two to find out how they balance motherhood and entrepreneurship, while still keeping their stylish fashion ways intact!

NICK NORTHSTAR: How would you describe both your own personal fashion styles – both while at home and while working?

KRISTA TEARE & LISA CARUSO: If Lisa and Krista had to be compared to one of the “Sex and the City Gals”, in terms of their personal style, Lisa would fall into the Carrie category (high fashion and at times risque) and Krista would fall into the Charlotte category (classy and traditional).

NN: The word “Glamorous” can mean many different things… what is its definition to you both?

K&L: Being glamorous is about feeling great in what you are wearing whether it is a glitzy party dress (stereotypically glamorous) or a really great pair of jeans and boots. It is about embracing your personal style, wearing clothing that fits your body, and rocking it!

NN: People think of inventors all dressed up in lab coats and such… what was your attire while creating the Toddler Monitor device during those long hours and while in the factories overseas?

K&L: Lisa’s “uniform” typically includes ripped jeans, a blazer, and 5 inch heels. On a more casual day, substitute the blazer for a vintage T and badass jacket. Krista’s “uniform” typically includes a great little dress, a blazer, and ankle booties. On a more casual day, substitute the blazer for a cute cardigan.

NN: What is your advice to anyone, such as other mothers out there, wanting to pursue their dreams and create their own products?

K&L: Take the leap and then take it one step at a time. Be iterative in your approach and test your concept along the way. Don’t be married to your product. You need to know when to walk away if you are the only one that thinks that it is a good idea. Be resourceful and use your network. People want to help and talk about what they know so just ask them. Do it yourself. There are so many tools including Kickstarter, website tools, social media, etc. that enable you to start a company with very little financial investment. Leverage government funding. The applications are a crazy amount of work but the support can be invaluable. Negotiate. Negotiate. Negotiate. Seriously. Most of the time there is some wiggle room, and if you ask and the answer is “no” then nothing lost. Be relentless. There will be times when you want to quit – DON’T! Ideas are a dime a dozen…executing on your idea day in and day out is the real challenge. Go into business with your “ride or die partner”. We like to compare our relationship to that of a sibling…you may not agree and will probably disagree but at the end of the day, you are a team . You need to be able to have tough conversations and move on. And most importantly, you need to have fun with this person as you are going to spend a lot (like, a lot) of time with them.

NN: How has the Toddler Monitor product/company changed your lives since creating it?

K&L: We are certainly busier than we have ever been! We have learned so much, met so many great people, and it has given us the confidence to start thinking about what is next.

NN: What does the future hold for you both from here?

K&L: Continue to do cool, challenging stuff with cool people that challenge us everyday. We are so thankful for the support we have been given by so many people who shared their time, experience and resources with us. We hope that we will be able to do the same for others in the future and contribute to other entrepreneurs’ journeys. We do have some plans for future products within the Toddler Monitor family as well as other products, for the aging population. Stay tuned as we have lots more to come…

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December 9, 2017

It’s a Glam Thing “Beauty’s Best” Holiday 2017 Vertere Restorative Night Cream

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Enya Flack, It’s a Glam Thing with Vertere Skincare Restorative Night Cream


It’s a Glam Thing “Beauty’s Best” Holiday 2017

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December 8, 2017

‘Tis the Season to Give Back! The Gift that Supports Local Children’s Hospitals!


Shop With Compassion This Season With the Hat That Gives Back!

We all love giving back, but it’s hard to choose where to put our money. While so many of us excited to shop for our loved ones during this season, this time of year also allows us to support causes we believe in. This holiday, make charity feel good with the stylish, compassionate (code)word Hats!

Actively supporting children’s hospitals in 30 cities across the U.S., (code)word Hats is dedicated to encouraging people to give more than just their money into the community. Tirelessly working to craft not just a hat, (code)word Hats is an outlet for people to invest back into the area code they know and love.

Check out how your hat gives back with (code)word Hats:

  • 30% of profit goes back to the children’s hospitals that serve each area code
  • Proceeds go to support several local hospitals including Children’s of Alabama, Seattle Children’s, Huntsville Hospital Foundation, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Norton Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and more
  • Features local area code on front of hat, with name of city on the back

You’ll never feel guilty about shopping for the latest (code)word Hats designs – the brand that gives back!

About (code) word Hats

(code)word Hats is a philanthropic brand that encourages people to make an investment back into the charitable efforts of their communities. Currently, they’ve had the opportunity to support children’s hospitals in 30 cities across the US, and have no plans to slow down.


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December 7, 2017

Molly Sims Wears Birdies!

LOS ANGELES, CA – December 6, 2017 – Molly Sims shared a photo on Instagram today wearing Birdies! The model looked cute and comfy posing in her Blackbird Birdies slippers ($140,
Birdies slippers are a new type of footwear that combines the structure and fashion of designer shoes with the comfort and softness of the most luxurious slippers. Other celebrity fans include Meghan Markle, Emmy Rossum and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Photo Credit Instagram
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December 7, 2017


What can be worse than the onset of an unsightly skincare emergency the day of a big event such as a wedding, reunion, business interview, or first date? Have you ever cancelled a first date because a cold sore erupted? How about an acne breakout the morning of your sister’s wedding or worse… your own? With tips and insights is board certified dermatologist, Dr. Margarita Lolis to help us handle these common emergencies within 24 hours.

Problem: Hives, Redness and Allergies

Solution: When you realize a certain food, beverage, cream or cosmetic triggered an allergic reaction discontinue use or consumption. As for treatment Dr. Lolis suggests using hydrocortisone cream which can be purchased at the drug store and should always be on hand. Also take an allergy medication such as Claritin or Zyrtec. Try a cotton compress of apple cider vinegar which is an anti-septic and anti-fungal that pulls any toxins out of the skin. A compress with whole milk is also very soothing.

Problem: Puffy Eyes

Solution: Cool tea bags, cold cucumber slices work wonders to constrict blood vessels and reduce swelling when applied for 10 minutes. You don’t need to see a dermatologist for any kind of treatment for this beauty issue however be sure to invest in a good eye cream and keep it in the fridge. Applying eye cream morning and at bedtime will help.

 Problem: Cold Sore

Solution: “Most dermatologists will offer cortisone injections to tame a cold sore given its ability to rapidly address inflammation. This doesn’t take very long to do so many dermatologists will tell you to come in the same day. If you can’t get an appointment get your doctor to issue you a prescription for Famvir, Acylovir or Valtrex,” Dr. Lolis suggests. “Applying a lemon tea compress, applying witch hazel oil or peppermint are some natural ways to treat a cold sore,” she adds.

Problem: Cystic Acne Breakout

Solution: Resist the urge to squeeze and soak in rubbing alcohol. “This is such a common response and people end up making the pimple worse not to mention scarring their skin. Cystic acne is deep and if treated correctly beneath thesurface it could remain a bump and not a red, scabbing mess,” warns Dr. Lolis. The secret to destroying a deep cystic pimple is to get a steroid or cortisone shot. “What the dermatologist will do is inject a diluted glucocorticoid right into thepimple. You’re basically getting a concentrated dose of steroid molecules that are naturally produced by our bodies responsible for regulating metabolism, inflammation and immunity. Within one or two days of injection into a cyst, thesteroid will shrink the inflammation producing relief of pain and almost immediate cosmetic improvement,” explains Dr. Lolis. If you cannot get to the dermatologist apply a paste of baking soda with water then remove it within 20 minutes. Natural clay can also work very well as could a sea salt compress. Sea salt, especially directly for the ocean only takes 20 minutes to dry up skin.

Problem: Chapped Lips

Solution: “Use lip balms not waxes and go natural with ingredients such as almond oil, vitamin E or A and make and at home paste of sugar and honey to use as an exfoliator. You want to exfoliate lips in the shower when temperature is warmer,” Dr. Lolis advises. Dry lips are always a beauty bummer especially when they crack and bleed. If chronic chapped lips are an issue, you may experience flare ups when lips are especially sensitive. “Your lips lack a tough outer skin layer which is why they are a darker color from the rest of your skin. Plus, there are enzymes in our saliva made to break down fats and proteins which is why when we lick our lips it makes matters worse.

About Dr. Lolis:

Dr. Margarita Lolis, M.D. is a board-certified cosmetic, medical dermatologist and a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon with over 20 years of experience. In her practice, she addresses common skin concerns such as acne prevention and treatment in both teens and adults, sun-damage, skin discoloration, wrinkles, changes to skin texture and loss of volume. On the medical side, she is a trusted expert in melanoma and over-all skin health. Dr. Lolis prides herself in honoring facial symmetry to deliver a natural look to her clients. She always recommends a healthy skin care regimen plus lifestyle habits that are aligned with her holistic approach to beauty. Dr. Lolis is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Mohs Surgery, and the American Society of Anti-aging. Her practice, Skin, Laser, and Surgery Specialists is in New York City and Bergen Country, New Jersey.

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December 6, 2017

Tips For Online Dating Success This Holiday Season

As the cold winter months get closer, you might be wanting someone to spend them with. There’s a reason behind that: it’s “cuffing season.” Introduced to Urban Dictionary in 2011, it’s the time during fall and winter when singles get serious about finding a partner to be “cuffed” to, or tied down with.

Naturally, it’s also the time of the year when online dating sites see a spike in user activity. If the cold weather has you yearning for a partner to cuddle with, then here is your guide:

1. Look Inward

Look at cuffing season as a time to reflect on past relationships. Be honest with yourself about why you want a relationship and you’ll be a lot better off, not only through winter, but also for the long-run.

For instance, if you’re making impulsive decisions online in pursuit of a partner just because you want someone on your arm at holiday gatherings, you could be making yourself more susceptible to online dating scams. Studies show that impulsivity is a major trait of victims.

Above all, a confident mindset will help keep you cozy through winter (with or without someone else).

2. Update Your Online Dating Profile

With so many other singles wanting to be “cuffed” and thus turning to online dating this winter, a good impression will help you stand out. Make sure you’re not presenting yourself falsely, or you can bet that your first date will be the last.

Replace old photos with current ones that get good attention. Doing something interesting in your photos is the perfect way to start meaningful conversations.

Also, consider the kinds of messages you’re sending. Be honest and approachable in your profile and your chances of finding someone special will increase.

3. Look Out For Scammers!

Cuffing season brings out the online dating scammers just like Black Friday brings out the holiday shopping sales. With an influx of online daters looking for someone to be cuffed with, there will inevitably be more fraudulent profiles to look out for.

Is your match a scammer? Here are a few signs:

• He or she is “out of the country.” International business people and members of the armed services make easy cover stories for scam artists.

• He or she asks for money. (The request might even come at a made-up sob story). Treat any requests for money as a clear red flag for a scam.

• He or she expresses love or affection too much, too soon. Anyone wanting to push a relationship forward too fast likely has other – malicious – motivations.

The nightmare of falling for a scammer or a predator-in-disguise won’t compare to the negative feelings of being “un-cuffed” this winter, so don’t skip these basic online dating safety measures:

• Look at his or her social media profiles. If the information from one social network to the next is not consistent, consider this a reason for more research before continuing to engage with this person.

• Check the person out by running a background check. A comprehensive background check service such as will give you information about addresses, aliases, criminal incidents and known associates.

• Let your intuition be your guide.

Remember that cuffing season brings an increase in online dating activity, which means higher chances of coming across a scammer.

We hope this guide helps you have a Merry Cuffing Season.


Justin Lavelle is the Chief Communications Officer for BeenVerified, often used by online daters to make sure their date is who they say they are. The company’s mission is to help people discover, understand and use public data in their everyday lives. With millions of app downloads and millions of monthly visitors, BeenVerified is a leading source of online background checks and contact information. BeenVerified allows individuals to find more information about people, phone numbers, email addresses and property records.

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