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January 19, 2017

From the Pros: 6 Beauty Essentials for Every Girl on the Go

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Especially during the holiday months, people are on the go. They are putting in hours in the office, only to head home when the 5:00 whistle blows so they can transition to party mode with their co-workers, colleagues, and family members. Although it may seem there isn’t enough time to maintain beauty routines with all the hustle and bustle, there are some tricks of the trade that will keep every girl on the go looking refreshed and feeling just as energetic.

“Being on the go, especially during the holidays, can be draining and exhausting,” explains expert traveler Tina Aldatz, chief executive officer of travel wellness company Savvy Travelers. “The good news is that you don’t have to compromise on your beauty routines. It’s all about knowing how to keep up with the essentials on the go, which is what we specialize in.”

Here are 6 beauty essentials for every girl on the go:

  1. Take Offz. These wipes are perfect for being able to get the make-up off between going from the office to quickly getting on the holiday party face. There’s no worry about going home to clean off your face, when you have these handy in your purse or bag. Plus, if you have had one too many pomegranate martinis, these are a quick and easy way to cleanse, tone, and moisturize. Just keep a few wipes next to your bed. There’s no rinse needed.
  2. In the Klear. It’s estimated that cellphones have 10 times more germs than a toilet seat does, and you end up touching it hundreds of times per day. You can help stay healthy and beautiful by carrying these wipes to use on your phone.
  3. Bottomz Up. You always want to feel fresh and clean “down there,” even when you are having a busy day and can’t fit in a shower before heading off to your next event. These intimate wipes will keep you feeling fresh and clean on the go. These are also great to use before and after your monthly wax, helping you to stay fresh from head to toe.
  4. Lift Offz. Many people may have nicely painted nails at the office, but by time you go to leave there and head to another function you realize your polish is chipped. These handy wipes will quickly remove the nail polish and keep you looking great. And after the party is over and you need to take off that party red, this single wipe will not only remove the polish from all 10 nails, but will moisturize your cuticles, and leave your hands feeling clean and clear.
  5. Speak Eazy. Forget trying to carry around a toothbrush. These oral care wipes are perfect for after that morning coffee and before your goodnight kiss. You will never have to worry about red wine or coffee stains on your teeth. Every party girl should keep these in their clutch for a water free mouth wash experience.
  6. No Sweat. The last thing you want is to be sweating and stinking as you head to your holiday party. These discreet personal wipes are for that little black dress, because white flakes of deodorant are not cute. These wipes are gym bag ready for your 2017 fitness resolutions, too!

“We created our collection of wipes because we personally have busy lives and understand the hassles that we women go through, not just every day, but especially during the holiday party season,” added Aldatz. “That’s why we created our designed wipes. There is no longer a reason to sacrifice things like feeling fresh and clean just because you are busy and have places to go.”

The designer beauty wipes are convenient and easy for anyone on the go to carry with them at all times. They help make for a smooth transition from the office to the evening hot spot or party. The wipes are all individually wrapped, making it easy to carry them in a purse or bag, and to keep some in a desk drawer, car, or gym and yoga bag. Those looking for an ongoing gift may want to consider enrolling their special lady friend into the Savvy Travelers subscription service, called “Wipeaholics.” This will keep a monthly supply of 30 must-have wipes being delivered each month to their mailbox.

Savvy Travelers offers a no-rinse line of products that help to keep travelers healthy and lends a convenient collection of problem solvers for beauty and wellness needs. Savvy Travelers designer beauty wipes are curated for the “on-the-go” sophisticated savvy travelista! No water? No problem!  The company offers a line of pre-packaged individual cosmetic wipes that are a savior in flight, in your car and out and about when you still want to feel clean and refreshed. For more information, visit the site at: www.savvytravelers.com/wipes.

About Savvy Travelers (www.savvytravelers.com/wipes):
The Savvy Travelers collection of designer beauty wipes, are curated for the sophisticated on-the-go travelista. Savvy Travelers keep ladies fresh and fabulous from head to toe, one swipe at a time, offering products in convenient kits and single-use packets that are disposable, eco-friendly and made in California!  No Water? No Problem! Follow @Savvy_Travelers on social media and like us on Facebook.

 

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January 19, 2017

Red Carpet Slim Down Secret… ITEM m6 Shapewear!

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LOS ANGELES – January 17, 2017 – Felicity Huffman recently wore ITEM m6 shapewear while attending the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards! The actress showed off her svelte and defined figure in a gold and white pantsuit enhanced by the Shapewear Pants Shorty ($88 www.itemm6usa.com).

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About ITEM m6: 
The ITEM m6 BODY+ EFFECT stands for the unique combination of compression and shaping technology. Put on ITEM m6 and you immediately experience a sense of lightness – you feel fit and balanced. The shaping effect shapes your legs to give you an even more beautiful silhouette and perfectly smooth skin. This is what makes ITEM m6 an innovation for everyone who appreciates premium quality fashion and wants to do something good for their body.
Photo credit www.gettyimages.com 
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January 18, 2017

butter LONDON + Project Runway Jr. Winning Look | Episode 4, Day to Night

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Last week on Project Runway Junior®, Tim Gunn asked the designers to create looks that took their models from day to night using their own unique point of view. The butter LONDON makeup needed to be just as versatile. For the winning look, the show’s Key Makeup Artist, Scott Patric, drew a blended out cat eye for a smoky effect while keeping the rest of the look neutral.

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Too intense for your regular daytime look? Skip the eyeliner and create a something more subtle, playing up cheeks, brows and lashes. When day turns to night, use butter LONDON’s Wink Eye Pencil in Union Jack Black to line the outer edge of your upper lashes and smudge it out by using a small eyeshadow brush to recreate this winning look.

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January 18, 2017

Project 7 – Great Tasting and World Changing

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by Lisa Gal

The mission behind Project 7 is to make an impact both in America and abroad, by partnering with non profits. They do this by selling specialty gum and mints dedicated to bringing great flavor back into your day while at the same time giving back to 7 areas of need. All of their products are proudly made here in America, great tasting and world changing.

A pack of their luscious preservative free bears will be included in the Hollywood Swag Bags being gifted this month to guests and nominees staying at The Four Seasons Hotel honoring SAG Awards Weekend. Live. Give. Smile. Click here for more information on Project 7 and their mission.

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January 17, 2017

Gloss & Toss in Style

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by Lisa Gal

What are your hair challenges? Is it dull? Dry? Does it tangle easy? What ever your struggle, Gloss & Toss has your solution. What began with a single product has spread into a collection not only for the Hollywood Elite, but perfect for anyone who wants red carpet hair at home. In addition to their Hair Shine Serum the Gloss & Toss brand now includes Dry Shampoo, Root Lift, Leave-in Conditioner and even their own detangle brush for wet or dry hair. We are happy to have them back in our Hollywood Swag Bags honoring the Screen Actors Guild Awards later this month. For more information about the Gloss & Toss line click here.

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January 16, 2017

A Tale of Two Eye Creams

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I recently had an amazing opportunity to sample two best selling eye creams from Made from Earth Skincare Line. The two creams are Chamomile Eye Therapy ($22.99)* and Somaluxe Stem Cell + Collagen Moisturizer ($54.99)*Both products were very nice and I enjoyed using them. I would like to share with you my thought regarding both:

 

The two skin care products are very different with only a few similarities; Both are used once a day, morning or night and both the Chamomile Eye Therapy and Somaluxe Stem Cell + Collagen Moisturizer reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve overall skin tone. There are however, several big differences;
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One difference between the two products is that the Chamomile Eye Therapy is designed as a moisturizing eye treatment and Somaluxe Stem Cell + Collagen Moisturizer is designed to be used as an eye treatment as well as a moisturizer for your face and neck. Chamomile Eye Therapy, when used as directed should be used for “5 days, with a break of 2-4 days between applications to allow the skin to naturally heal and support itself.” as stated in the directions. It does state that Chamomile Eye Therapy will not harm your skin if you choose to use it everyday but for optimal results, use for 5 days then take a break for 2 to 4 days. Chamomile Eye Therapy can be used under the eye and on the eye lid. It is formulated with roman chamomile which gently calms the eye area as well as Vitamin C and advanced minerals, helping to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and help with lighteningng dark circles.

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Somaluxe Stem Cell + Collagen Moisturizer is formulated with Plant Stem Cells, peptides and Amino Acids. It is designed to stimulate new skin cells, collagen production and skin cell longevity. Included are Peptides and botanicals to soften skin texture and add firmness. Unlike the Chamomile Eye Therapy, Somaluxe Stem Cell + Collagen Moisturizer is recommended for long term use leading to clear, luminous skin and minimizes fine lines and wrinkles over time. Somaluxe Stem Cell + Collagen Moisturizer is gentle and effective enough to be used everyday and you will not have to use additional moisturing. This is one feature that I loved!

I found myelf using Chamomile Eye Therapy for the first 5 days (Monday through Friday) and taking a break over the weekend. There was a short period of time that I had a dry patch on my eyelid and the Chamomile Eye Therapy was a little bit irritating to the area but overall I really did like it.  If I had to choose one, I would go with the Somaluxe Stem Cell + Collagen Moisturizer because I liked the fact that I could apply it to my entire face and neck (the eye area included) as a moisturizer.  If you are just looking for an eye treatment only, then I would recommend Chamomile Eye Therapy. I had good results with both creams.

Another fabulous feature about Made from Earth Skincare is that you will NEVER find harmful ingredients in their products like: Petrochemicals and Phthalates, Parabens (Methyl, Propyl, Butyl), Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate,Diazolidinyl Urea and Mineral Oil and Cosmetic Fragrances.

You really do need to use skincare for several weeks or more before you notice differences with your problem areas but it is worth it. You will find an extensive line of skincare ranging from cleansers, moisturizer, serums  and much more at www.madefromearth.com

*The price of the Made from Earth Products did not affect my opinion when writing my review

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January 16, 2017

Glam Makeup on a Student Budget

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As you work on your masters of counseling programs online the whole idea of being able to live and afford a glamorous lifestyle doesn’t usually coincide with a student budget. What if we told you that you could create that glam makeup look for that special night out on a very limited student budget? Yes, it is more than possible – it just takes a few key products and tools.

Drugstore Makeup vs. High End Makeup

While it would be wonderful to scoop up all those high end makeup products you see in the pages of style magazines, the fact of the matter is that these items are extremely expensive. They typically don’t work with your student budget therefore that idea is tossed aside.

Here’s the thing, today, more than ever, consumers are being presented with fabulous dupes of high end products. These dupes not only rival their high-end counterparts giving you very similar results, but in some cases the drugstore dupes even perform better.

Think Old School Hollywood

Even if you don’t plan on going full-glam on a regular daily basis, which let’s face it, no regular person does – there are still some key items worth owning in your collection. These are items that you can easily add to your look that will elevate it and take it from everyday student to glam and put together. Maybe you and your friends are looking to head out for a night on the town, why not go that extra mile and get glammed up.

Now as far as the “glam look” goes, think old Hollywood as your inspiration. This means a clean and classic face, with a bold lip. What makes this look even better is that you’ll only need a couple of key pieces.

Building Your Makeup Collection

In order to create that glammed up look you’ll want to make sure you’ve got a medium coverage matte foundation that creates that flawless canvas to work on. There is no need to purchase high-end foundations; the key is finding the perfect match to your skin tone. It’s always a good idea to top the foundation off with loose or pressed powder to give you an airbrushed look.

You will want to keep everything on your face fairly clean and minimal. You can go for a bit of sparkle on your eyes, perhaps in a gold tone, but again you don’t want anything too bright or glaring. Instead, focus on doing thick black eyeliner and plenty of black mascara. Right now rose gold is the “in” color, so add a touch of this shade to the apples of your cheek to add that bit of warmth.

Next is the focus of the look: your lips. Old Hollywood glamor was famous for its bold lip, so opt for a rich berry, red, or burgundy shade that will really pop.

Ready to Hit the Town

Now that you’ve created that flawless, elegant, and oh so glamorous look with minimal expenses or work it’s time to put your college counselor studies aside and go have some fun.

 

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January 16, 2017

5 Types of Personal Online Loans for Mothers

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Juggling a career as a mother and managing a household is a herculean task. This is more so for new mothers and single mothers. With escalating costs of goods and services, you will always find yourself struggling financially. However prudent you are in financial management, at one time or the other, you might need an extra source of income to boost your income. Banks and credit unions don’t have loan products designed specifically for mothers and it is advisable to seek alternatives.

Personal online Loans are a Godsend to mothers at a time when banks are more stringent than ever when giving financing. If you have a financial emergency, your bank will not come through as it might take weeks before your loan is approved. If you are like most consumers, your credit rating might also disqualify you for an affordable loan which makes online lenders even more convenient.

These loans are processed quickly and you can apply and receive approval from the comfort of your home. As a mother, you might not have enough time anyway to queue at the bank for hours only not to get approval. If you are looking for a quick source of cash to meet a shortfall, online loans are the best option.

All these financial products are tailor-made to reflect your needs and ability to pay. There are different loans that mothers can qualify for depending on their unique needs. Here are just a few of the loans you can apply for to improve the value of your life and that of the entire family:

  1. Auto loans: If you have just welcomed another bundle of joy into the family, you definitely need a larger car. Your bank might not be interested in offering another car loan to the family and in case you have poor credit profile, the rates might be too high. An online auto loan helps buy a family car to suit your growing number at the best rates.
  2. Student loans: If you are thinking of joining evening classes, a student personal loan will come in handy. These loans are pegged on your income and the terms are flexible enough. With increased competition in the workplace, it is advisable to advance your education to position you in leadership roles.
  3. Maternity loans: One advantage of online lenders is the fact that they are continuously coming up with innovative financial products. If you are about to go for maternity leave, you can apply for an online loan that will help you prepare for your new baby. Welcoming a new baby is costly because you have to build a nursery from scratch, buy clothes and also cater for the rest of the family.
  4. Bad credit loans: Like most credit card users, it is highly likely your credit rating has taken a hit since the last recession. Mothers do most of the shopping and when the bills pile they may end in default. Bad credit loans target consumers like you and they don’t involve background checks.
  5. Emergency mothers’ loans: In case you have an emergency, online lenders will quickly process your loan application and disburse your loan to enable you sort the problem.

Talk to a reputable online loan provider and get a tailor-made loan to meet your cash shortfall today.

Author Bio

Peter McDonald is a banking expert specializing in personal online Loans. Based in New York, he has over 21 years in the financial sector. Visit his website to find out more. You can also follow him on his twitter handle @

 

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January 14, 2017

Jasmine Sanders Wears Lili Claspe!

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LOS ANGELES – January 13, 2017 – Jasmine Sanders shared several photos on Instagram recently wearing Lili Claspe! The model enjoyed her vacation in Anguilla while posing in the Lili Claspe Dinah Body Chain in Gold ($165, www.liliclaspe.com).
Photos courtesy of Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/golden_barbie/
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January 12, 2017

Bioré Skincare Partners with Bella Thorne for New Acne Line

Bioré® Skincare announces actress Bella Thorne will be featured in the brand’s upcoming campaign for a new trio of acne-fighting Charcoal and Baking Soda products launching in early 2017.

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Bella has starred in scores of television series and films and her honesty and openness about her personal struggles with acne have made her an especially relatable and inspiring celebrity among teens and young women.

Bella is the newest member of Bioré’s skincare squad, joining Shay Mitchell as the face of the brand. Bella will be valiantly waging the fight against acne by helping Bioré® Skincare launch its three new acne products, all of which are formulated to target the specific skin types that cause acne, attacking it right at the pore problem.

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The new collection includes a trio of serious #SkinWarriors formulated to get to the root of acne-prone skin. The exfoliating Bioré® Baking Soda Acne Scrub is a cleansing scrub for combination skin which gently removes pore-clogging dead skin cells while also banishing existing breakouts with salicylic acid. The Bioré® Charcoal Acne Scrub for oily skin contains exfoliating beads and skin-polishing micro crystals that clear away dead skin cells without irritating skin or stripping it of moisture, while also soaking up sebum. And finally, the Bioré® Charcoal Acne Clearing Cleanser, a refreshing daily liquid cleanser for oily skin, achieves a deep, pore-clearing clean without over-drying. Natural charcoal absorbs oil, while salicylic acid treats existing pimples and prevents new ones from popping up.

Bioré® Skincare products may be purchased in select food, drug, and mass merchant stores. For more information, visit www.biore.com.

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