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August 15, 2018

The new Sally Hansen Sweetshop Collection inspired by Dana’s Bakery macarons

Who doesn’t love sweets? The new Sally Hansen Sweetshop Collection inspired by Dana’s Bakery macarons, allows you to indulge in sugary treats without the guilt. Let your nails shine bright with these vibrant dessert-esque nail polish hues. The collection features 5 shades of Sally Hansen sweetness.

 

Price ranges from $7.99 to $9.99.

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August 15, 2018

5 Questions to Ask when Searching for the Perfect Gift

There is no formula when hunting for the perfect gift. It will depend on a number of factors, such as the personality of the recipient, the occasion, and your budget, among other things. To make things easier, this post will briefly discuss some of the questions that you should ask to come up with the right decision on the gift to purchase.

How Much is the Budget?

The first thing that you have to do is to determine the amount that you are willing to spend. If you do not have the money, do not stretch it out. Settle for a simple gift. A DIY present can also be a good alternative. Be realistic about your financial status and do not try to give an expensive gift just to prove something. If you want affordable presents that will make the recipient happy, check out personalized gifts from Shutterfly.

What is the Occasion?

Another easy way to narrow down the choices will be the occasion at which the gift will be given. For instance, if it is a wedding gift, choose one that can be used by both of them or perhaps an item that they can use in their new home. If it is for a college graduation, pick something that will be useful for new employees.

What are the Hobbies of the Recipient?

Once you are able to identify the hobbies of the recipient, shopping for gifts can be an easier task. For someone who is into photography, Shutterfly’s canvas prints with the pictures personally taken by the recipient will be excellent. If the person loves to cook, a set of kitchenware will do the trick. For nature-lovers, a miniature decorative houseplant will be well-loved. For those who like gardening, a new set of gardening tools will be good.

What Does the Person Already Have?

You want the gift to be useful to the recipient, which is why you should look for something that the person does not own yet. With this, be observant and see what the person already has and look for something that he or she does not still have. Be resourceful. You can ask around from others to help you decide what to give. For gifts for people who seem to already have everything, give them new experiences, such as a meditation class or a massage.

How do You want the Person to Feel?

What is your goal for giving the gift? If you want the person to feel your romantic gesture, a bouquet of flowers will be more than enough or a box of chocolates with a hand-written note. Do you want that person to feel inspired? You can give an inspirational book or a wall art with inspirational quotes. Meanwhile, if you are looking for a simple gift to provide an instant mood boost, gift cards, wine crates, or scented candles will work

Do not be in a rush when shopping for a gift. Take the time to ask yourself those questions, and once answered, you will find it easier to identify the perfect gift!

 

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August 15, 2018

Beauty Talk , More Summertime Favorites. Are they on your “Bucket List”?

Beauty products can be sexy, trendy, sophisticated, attractively packaged, vegan, glamorous, award winning, classic, newly launched and forever Favorites. Today we are covering a few more of our Summertime Favorites. There may be something right here that is on your Beauty “Bucket List”! Let us know if there is.

Botanical Sunscreen. We love the Australian Gold Natural Spray. It is non-sticky, Antioxidant rich, Water Resistant to 80 Minutes. The Botanical Sunscreen SPF 50 has UVA/UVB protection. It is papaben free, Sulfate free, petrolatum free. It has no dies,  is Oil Free and has no CFC’s.  CFC’s are Chlorofluorocarbons.

Did you know? The Australian Gold Botanical SPF 30 Mineral Lotion is a 2018 New Beauty Award Winner. This too is a non-chemical sunscreen lotion. We love that it is non – whitening. We don’t enjoy looking like ghosts, at least not in the middle of summertime!

 

Australian Gold Botanical Sunscreen New Beauty Award Winner

Australian Gold Botanical Sunscreen New Beauty Award Winner

 

 

Don’t forget protection. Remember to wear your sunscreen all year long. Any dermatologist will tell you that the need to protect your skin from sun damage is a year-round commitment.

Check out the Australian Gold FAQ page HERE. This brand has come a long way in the sun protection category of products.

 

Mehron Makeup Brazen Mascara

Mehron Makeup Brazen Mascara

 

 

Brazen Mascara by Mehron Make up comes in a tube container. We love it for summer because it is water resistant, not waterproof. That makes for better and easier removal. Mascara, it’s application and it’s removal must be just right to keep your lashes healthy.

These next products are NEW from Cetaphil, a favorite classic skin care brand. In summertime your beauty and skincare routines need to be modified. We love the Cetaphil Gentle Foaming Cleanser. It makes your skin feel comfortable and refreshed from sweat, pollutants, dirt and other summer gunk. It lathers up foamy and airy and manages to gently remove even stubborn sunscreen.

 

Cetaphil Gentle Foaming Cleanser

Cetaphil Gentle Foaming Cleanser

 

Cetaphil Hydrating Eye Gel-Cream helps the delicate skin around the eyes to stay hydrated. Summer weather especially  stresses the skin around the eyes. With its blend of hayfever, dry eyes, sun, sweat, itchy eyes, and  sand, you may find yourself rubbing your eyes more than ever during the summertime. And squinting wrinkles! No one wants those! Your skin will feel soft, soothed and refreshed as this product works its magic to brighten and smooth under eye circles, hydrate skin and keep you looking well rested all season.

 

Nubian Heritage Body Lotion Fragrance Free

Nubian Heritage Body Lotion Fragrance Free

 

We have posted about and highlighted Nubian Heritage products in the past. This brand is an It’s a Glam Thing favorite.  This summer we are loving the Nubian Heritage Fragrance-Free Shea Butter and Aloe Body Lotion and Body Wash for sensitive skin. In the summertime we really slather it on! Layers of sunscreen, extra deodorant, bug spray and more. For us, summer carries a whole new set of rules when it comes to wearing fragrance.  You don’t want to ooze with a mixed and unmatched aroma. Keep it simple and go with fragrance free products more often than not. The Nubian Heritage Lotion hydrates and conditions with Shea, Cocoa Butter and Vitamin E. The Body Wash helps to keep and restore the skin’s moisture balance.

 

Rosewater Skin Tonic No. 047

Rosewater Skin Tonic No. 047

 

Summertime is a time to add Rose Water to your beauty routine. Rose water is a multi functional wonder.  Its mild astringent properties help tighten the pores, gently tone the skin and radiate your complexion.

 C.O.Bigelow ROSEWATER SKIN TONIC No 047 with Rose Extracts and 5% Witch Hazel, 5% Chamomile, 1% Calendula and Salicylic Acid works well with all skin types. Just saturate a cotton ball or pad with tonic and apply it to face and neck for a wonderful “Perk me up!”. I absolutely love the soothing smell of the C.O. Bigelow Rosewater Skin Tonic.

C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries is a trusted brand established in 1838! Check out the website HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

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August 15, 2018

5 Reasons to Shift to the Diva Cup…

Women go through various health problems and are harmed by various infections. Their private areas are often exposed to various bacteria and germs which can be dangerous and can affect those areas and infect. To get rid of this problem, a new invention is the diva cup, which keeps them healthy and it also protect their private areas during menstruation.

Diva cup is a menstrual cup having the shape of a bell, and it is placed internally. This cup sits low in the canal of the vagina, gathering the menstrual flow. This has reduced the itchiness that the women feel by using tampons or pads. This cup is an alternative to the traditional hygiene methods used by women during menstrual cycles.

Why one should switch to the diva cup?

Diva cup does not need to be changed more often: This statement is not fully true as sometime it may be needed to change frequently. This diva cup needs to be changed every 12 hours mainly during morning and night and this proves to be very beneficial for women.

They find this cup more convenient as it saves them from any harassment or embarrassing situation due to any inconvenient leak which are generally caused by tampons or pads. To maintain comfort, it is recommended to empty the cup and clean it more often whenever they get opportunity. This is more hygienic than the pads and is very efficient in providing women a safe menstrual period which is a phase full of irritation for them.

Reduce exposure to harmful chemicals: Tampons are made by using cotton and various compounds ant it can be assured that some chemicals are added to it. These are potentially harmful for the body. To add fragrance to the product, the producers apply various chemicals. These chemicals are not healthy for the body and can damage the body when used for a long period. Most of the sanitary products are by-products of bleaching process.

The diva cup does not include any chemicals in it and is totally safe to be applied by women. These cups are not at all harmful and can give better results when used for a long time. This cup is made by remembering the defects of the conventional sanitary products like tampons and pads.

No extensive link to Toxic shock syndrome: Tampons are generally associated with a high risk of getting toxic shock syndrome. The experts are not fully sure but they believe this. Generally, many bacteria reside in our body which are generally harmless but can harm and infect the body if they are left to overgrow. Staphylococcus aureus is a bacteria which is associated with this syndrome. Tampons are thus highly exposed to the risks and thus the experts do advice everyone for menstrual cups which are generally believed of not carrying any major risk when used.

Save money: Though the cost of buying the diva cup can seem to be costly and it can be seen as a very costly device, but this cup reduces the monthly expense of buying pads. This cup also saves the time of the users as it reduces their trips to pharmacy to buy sanitary pads and tampons. Thus this diva cup is very essential as well as beneficial as it provides comfort to women in various ways.

Do not cause dryness: As we know that the tampons have various chemicals in it, they absorb the blood. Tampons soak up the menstrual blood in the vagina which cause discomfort to women and results in dryness, irritation, risk of abrasion. The diva cup is made to collect the blood and not absorb it. Thus they do not cause any irritation to the vaginal part such as itchiness, dryness. This cup provides comfort to the private parts during the menstrual cycle and it prevents the body from being damaged by various internal and external factors.

No doubt, these five reasons are enough to show that the diva cup is much more efficient and better than the conventional sanitary products. These are made by keeping various things in mind along with the difficulties that women face when using pads or tampons.

Making the cycle of menstruation leakage free is thus a great advantage and thus women can freely go anywhere without the thought of being embarrassed anywhere. This cup maintains a hygiene environment of the vaginal area and the main motive is to save the body from various harmful bacteria.

Those who have used this product, highly appreciate it as they have experienced a better menstrual cycle with more comfort. Check out this review here and see how women are appreciating the new product and are highly satisfied with it. Thus we can finally conclude that this diva cup is a better and cleaner sanitary product that can help women in various ways. – Article bl01

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August 13, 2018

AISHA JONES WARDROBE STRATEGIST UPDATES WARDROBES AND CHANGES WOMENS LIVES

Aisha Jones, Wardrobe Strategist, author and speaker inspires women to be more confident by enhancing their wardrobe, while giving back at the same time.

Image from AishaJones.com

Image from AishaJones.com

 

Many women fall into the trap of not only under utilizing their wardrobe but are even unaware of simply steps they can take to go from fashion passé to fashion forward in a matter of seconds. Most women also do not know that they can actually pair high-end fashion lines such as Prada with every day consumer retail outlets such as Target, resulting in a highly fashionable wardrobe while not breaking the bank account. How is this possible? Thanks to Aisha Jones, her company not only inspires, but truly helps women achieve current fashionable looks while capitalizing what is currently in ones closest and offers a plethora of resources including educational membership programs, one-on-one consulting and much, much more.

“My main goal is not just to transform a women’s closet and but inspire confidence by helping women dress to impress,” said Aisha Jones, CEO and Wardrobe Strategist. “I have had the privilege of working with women in multiple industries and the results have been outstanding across the board. I am pleased that my website offers the ultimate resource for fashion for woman across the board.”

The Aisha Jones Media Company offers an unprecedented membership program, including a free membership and other paid levels for additional resources. Other highlights include an educational fashion blog and fantastic videos that truly help woman dealing with day-to-day wardrobe challenges. Last but not least, website visitors can sign up for the Aisha Jones newsletter, enjoy weekly You Tube videos and much, more. Most importantly, this CEO believes in giving back and this is where the 100 Dresses Challenge comes into play. The goal of this non-profit campaign is to donate 100 dresses to the nonprofit organization Dress For Success. This Pretty Little Things campaign not only helps women when going to an interview, but the goal is to make deserving women feel beautiful. As of today, the Aisha Jones company only needs 77 dresses to meet this lofty goal.

“I am very proud to be working with Dress for Success,” Aisha Jones, CEO and Fashion Strategist. “I truly believe that with one dress for a woman, it will not only become a favorite, but be a catalyst for changing a life.”

About Aisha Jones

Aisha is dedicated to making the world more stylish, one person at time, one outfit at a time.

As a successful entrepreneur, Aisha enjoys over 10,000 followers via AishaJones.com, her social media channels, her Stylecast podcast, and The Clique email newsletter. The membership programs are widely popular, and Aisha Jones is the former Accessories Editor for the San Diego Examiner.

www.aishajones.com

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August 13, 2018

Kut From the Kloth Offers Early Access to Fall and Spring Collections – See them today!

Kut from the Kloth offers an exclusive sneak peek at their fresh Spring line at the upcoming Project Women’s showcase, kicking off today, August 13th at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. UBM’s Project Womens connects buyers with a curated collection of “the best emerging and established women’s brands” and highlights “contemporary and season less lifestyle fashion brands,” like Kut from the Kloth. This month, Project Womens provides a unique chance to chat one-on-one with Kut from the Kloth’s designer, Evelyn Ober, and to clothe yourself in the best of the season, as you explore a hand-picked selection of the brand’s Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 pieces.

Fall is electric with pops of color throughout the array of sweaters, feminine blouses, vegan leather and fur jackets.  Kut from the Kloth’s exclusive fur jacket collection is made with plush, high quality, vegan fur, designed in high fashion looks at an affordable price. Kut’s denim offering this season is all about decorated Jeans. Decorated with buttons, sequins and embroidery and incorporating a street look, the Kut denim collection will include bottoms with neon athletic trims, phrases and plaids.  Kut from the Kloth continues with hem details, whether it be diagonal, curved, fray or straight. Ankle length continues to be strong for the season with unfinished hems in fringes or hanging threads. Skinny ankles are the strength of the line featured in dark to medium washes. Emerging silhouettes are the ankle kick flare as well as the long flare.

Spring season is all about shades of energetic yellow and blush pink, and Kut’s up-and-coming line is overflowing with soft, romantic ruffles. Ties, tassels and lace create a desert-inspired background with colors of mint haze, oat beige and olive green.  Hand detailing, embroidery and beading add delicate texture, standing out in stark contrast to bold, flavorful splashes of stripes. Soft fabrics are incorporated into the line, while earthy textures of linen and cotton make their debut as the line goes back to nature.

NEW this season, Kut from the Kloth will be launching its Premium Heritage Denim Collection.  The Heritage collection is American-made and designed using high quality denim, achieving the integrity of heritage American denim looks by manufacturing in Los Angeles, the heart of denim manufacturing. The heritage denim collection establishes a vintage look, becoming more authentic the more they are worn. The collection will be using laser technology achieving eco-friendly styles (no chemicals are used). The Heritage Collection also provides a great value and retails at $108 in all of Kut from the Kloth’s 18 styles.

Visit KutFromTheKloth.com to discover the bold spirit of this contemporary emerging brand, designed to keep you on-trend and on-budget season after season.

About Kut from the Kloth:

Embodying the spirit of California, Kut from the Kloth is a vibrant, contemporary lifestyle brand.  With innovative fabrics, a flawless fit and sophisticated style, the Kut collection is designed with your busy life in mind, so you can confidently go from day to play. Our premium quality denim is as diverse as you, “kut” for your body at a great price and made with the best value and quality. We are passionate about creating exclusive LA-inspired, fashion-forward looks that are made with love just for you. #LoveLife.  Keep up with our latest fashion finds at KutFromTheKloth.com, and follow @KutFromTheKloth on Instagram to see how we #LoveLife.

Reese Ankle Straight Leg With Fray Step Hem, Exclusive

A Kut from the Kloth Exclusive that we are loving right now! Reese Ankle Straight Leg With Fray Step Hem

 

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August 9, 2018

5 Reasons to Shift to the Diva Cup

Women go through various health problems and are harmed by various infections. Their private areas are often exposed to various bacteria and germs which can be dangerous and can affect those areas and infect. To get rid of this problem, a new invention is the diva cup, which keeps them healthy and it also protect their private areas during menstruation.

Diva cup is a menstrual cup having the shape of a bell, and it is placed internally. This cup sits low in the canal of the vagina, gathering the menstrual flow. This has reduced the itchiness that the women feel by using tampons or pads. This cup is an alternative to the traditional hygiene methods used by women during menstrual cycles.

Why one should switch to the diva cup?

Diva cup does not need to be changed more often: This statement is not fully true as sometime it may be needed to change frequently. This diva cup needs to be changed every 12 hours mainly during morning and night and this proves to be very beneficial for women.

They find this cup more convenient as it saves them from any harassment or embarrassing situation due to any inconvenient leak which are generally caused by tampons or pads. To maintain comfort, it is recommended to empty the cup and clean it more often whenever they get opportunity. This is more hygienic than the pads and is very efficient in providing women a safe menstrual period which is a phase full of irritation for them.

Reduce exposure to harmful chemicals: Tampons are made by using cotton and various compounds ant it can be assured that some chemicals are added to it. These are potentially harmful for the body. To add fragrance to the product, the producers apply various chemicals. These chemicals are not healthy for the body and can damage the body when used for a long period. Most of the sanitary products are by-products of bleaching process.

The diva cup does not include any chemicals in it and is totally safe to be applied by women. These cups are not at all harmful and can give better results when used for a long time. This cup is made by remembering the defects of the conventional sanitary products like tampons and pads.

No extensive link to Toxic shock syndrome: Tampons are generally associated with a high risk of getting toxic shock syndrome. The experts are not fully sure but they believe this. Generally, many bacteria reside in our body which are generally harmless but can harm and infect the body if they are left to overgrow. Staphylococcus aureus is a bacteria which is associated with this syndrome. Tampons are thus highly exposed to the risks and thus the experts do advice everyone for menstrual cups which are generally believed of not carrying any major risk when used.

Save money: Though the cost of buying the diva cup can seem to be costly and it can be seen as a very costly device, but this cup reduces the monthly expense of buying pads. This cup also saves the time of the users as it reduces their trips to pharmacy to buy sanitary pads and tampons. Thus this diva cup is very essential as well as beneficial as it provides comfort to women in various ways.

Do not cause dryness: As we know that the tampons have various chemicals in it, they absorb the blood. Tampons soak up the menstrual blood in the vagina which cause discomfort to women and results in dryness, irritation, risk of abrasion. The diva cup is made to collect the blood and not absorb it. Thus they do not cause any irritation to the vaginal part such as itchiness, dryness. This cup provides comfort to the private parts during the menstrual cycle and it prevents the body from being damaged by various internal and external factors.

No doubt, these five reasons are enough to show that the diva cup is much more efficient and better than the conventional sanitary products. These are made by keeping various things in mind along with the difficulties that women face when using pads or tampons.

Making the cycle of menstruation leakage free is thus a great advantage and thus women can freely go anywhere without the thought of being embarrassed anywhere. This cup maintains a hygiene environment of the vaginal area and the main motive is to save the body from various harmful bacteria.

Those who have used this product, highly appreciate it as they have experienced a better menstrual cycle with more comfort. Check out this review here and see how women are appreciating the new product and are highly satisfied with it. Thus we can finally conclude that this diva cup is a better and cleaner sanitary product that can help women in various ways.

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August 9, 2018

ybf Is Celebrating Their 10th Anniversary With A Beauty Collection Special. 24 Hours Only

ybf (your best friend) beauty is celebrating their 10th anniversary with the specially curated “Best of ybf Collection” hitting ybfbeauty.com for a 24-hour exclusive event!

 

This Friday only, August 10th for the 10th anniversary, ybf is offering this collection of their star performers for the special price of $39.50.

 

“Best of ybf Collection”

“Best of ybf Collection”

 

ybf is celebrating flawless skin and brows that wow with this 4-piece offering of Stacey’s best-selling Perfect Prep Face Primer, Neutralizing Crème and Illuminating Crème Duo, Higher Brow-er Power Brow Highlighter and #1 seller, the Automatic Eyebrow Pencil.

The “Best of ybf Collection” includes:

  • Perfect Prep Face Primer: Keep your foundation and concealer in place while smoothing and refining the appearance of skin’s surface. This primer helps extend the wear of your makeup and acts as a mattifier, controlling shine while keeping skin hydrated.
  • Neutralizing Crème and Illuminating Crème Duo: No look is complete without ybf neutralizing crème, custom formulated to help counteract the appearance of ruddiness and skin discolorations. The yellow tone creates a flawless effect on your face, warming your complexion as it equalizes its hue. Use the illuminating crème and its pearl-like pigments to create a soft-optic and light-reflecting sheen.
  • Higher Brow-er Power Brow Highlighter: ybf’s double-ended illuminating brow highlighter accentuates your brow shape by catching and reflecting light. Carve out your brow with the matte side first and then add shimmer to the brow bone and inner corner of the eye.
  • Automatic Eyebrow Pencil: This universal eyebrow pencil delivers 22 different shades of color in one pencil. It changes color based on the amount of pressure applied for a natural match every time. Plus, there’s no need for sharpening- the innovative automatic sharpening allows you to twist up for a fresh, fine point with each application.

  

Price: $39.50 ONE DAY ONLY! (A $76.61 value)

Availability: Only available at this price August 10th for the brand’s 10th anniversary at ybfbeauty.com

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August 8, 2018

Microfeathering A Spinoff from Microblading

 

 (New York, NY) – Semi-permanent makeup is fire right now, and Kait Paige, microblading expert at Boom Boom Brow Baris one of the top artists in NYC.  Her newest service is Microfeathering, a service for people who want to lightly fill out the brows they already have, versus Microblading, a more aggressive approach to crafting brows…sometimes from scratch.

Microfeathering is a technique used for clients that don’t need or want their entire eyebrow done. Like if they have gaps or sparse areas on a certain part of the eyebrow, for example, the fronts and ends of the brows that tend to stop short. Paige matches an exact color to the natural brow shade, and like microblading, uses a special tool to make tiny incisions into the brow that look like hair.  She uses the existing brow hair as a starting base and fills in hair like strokes where needed. Her signature look is achieving arches where the real hair cannot be differentiated from the microfeathered strokes.  Cost: Partial (front or ends) $275; Full Brow $500.

“Not everyone is a candidate for microfeathering.  Most studios and cosmetic tattoo artists have websites that list the contraindications and who can’t have it done. Do your research and if you’re unsure, you can always consult your doctor,” says Paige.

Paige suggests finding a cosmetic tattoo artist whose work you admire and who has their Tattoo license from the state they practice in. “And, do not go somewhere because it’s the cheapest, this is a semi permanent tattoo on your FACE that lasts over a year, so choose wisely,” she adds.

Appointments scheduled @ 516-972-7406, follow on Instagram @kaitpaigebeauty

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August 8, 2018

Get a Sizzling Sunset Look with these Nail Polish Hues

Allow your nails to come alive and play in the sparking sun with Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Sunset Splash Collection. Give your nails a gradient summer splash with the “Sunset Splash” collection which features 6 shades. From glamorous sunset sky to glitter gradients this collection definitely has you covered.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gels Last over 2 weeks, just ask my daughters. It’s all they use.

 

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