Archives for April 2018

April 5, 2018

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April 5, 2018

How to Dress for a Midweek Night Out

When you think of a night out on the town at the weekend, typically you’ve got a separate section of your wardrobe that is meant for those instances. It may be that you go a bit glam, perhaps a bit more stylish and trendy, but there is a very clear look that you are usually working to achieve. When it comes to enjoying a night out during the middle of the week, what to wear can be more difficult.

Not to worry as we’ve put together a number of great ideas and tips that will help you to throw together the perfect midweek appropriate outfit for a night out.

Take the Activity into Consideration

Before you even start to think about what may be fashionable and trendy at the moment, it’s important to take the activity or event into consideration. What you plan to do should be the main driving factor behind what you wear.

Let’s take, for example, one of the hottest new activities from Breakout Games, the Cincinnati Escape Room is just one of many locations. This event has you locked in a room filled with clues that you need to find and put together in order to solve the mystery and escape the room before time runs out. Clearly, you’ll want something comfortable as you’ll be rushing around a room searching high and low, so heels and a dress isn’t exactly the ideal outfit.

A Fitted Blazer

One piece that can complete an outfit and add instant fashion to it is a fitted blazer. You can be wearing your favorite comfy jeans, and a simple white tee, then throw a blazer on and suddenly you’ll look put together. Blazers are able to elevate outfits and also help to give you structure and shape. If you want to pick up a blazer that is versatile and will work with everything in your wardrobe, opt for a solid neutral shade such as navy, grey, brown, or standard black.

Dark Wash Denim

Jeans are a staple in everyone’s wardrobe but not every pair fits with the activity you are doing. For a night out on the town in the middle of the week, jeans work perfectly, but again, you can elevate your look by going with a dark wash. You’ll still have the comfort and versatility of jeans, but the dark wash helps to make them look a bit more dressy and polished.

A Romantic and Fluttery Top

The final tip is to pick up a romantic fluttery style top. This is perfect for date night and going out with friends. It can be paired with leather pants for an edge, jeans for a casual look, or dress pants if you’re going somewhere fancy.

Add a Little Polish to Your Wardrobe

When it comes to the perfect outfit for the weeknights. it’s all about taking those pieces you already have, that are comfortable and flattering, and then looking for ways to add a little polish to them.

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April 4, 2018

Puffy Cheeks & Double Chins? They could be signs of “facial water retention”

Try this 3-Step Puffy Face Rescue Plan to get your face looking tighter, trimmer, and sexier.
If you’ve been trying various diets and exercises to get your body looking trim, yet puffy cheeks and double chins insist on hanging around, your problem could be due to facial water retention, the accumulation and retention of excess fluid in the face, chin, and neck.
A women’s skincare creator, Vicki Southard, says it’s possible to sculpt cheeks and reduce double chins caused by water retention. “Many of us are facial water retainers and don’t even know it.”
Here are the typical symptoms:

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You wake up in the morning with puffy eyes and/or puffy face and neck
* You experience rapid weight loss or weight gain, especially around  your upper body, face, and neck
* Double chins are ‘in the family’
* You are one size from the waist up and another size from the waist down
According to Vicki, the most common causes of facial water retention are allergic food reactions from what we eat, including salt, sugar, MSG, food colorings and preservatives, alcohol, and tobacco.
Reactions to environmental pollution, toxic chemical fumes, allergens like pollen and animal dander can also puff up the face.In a small percentage of women, hormone imbalances and glandular issues can also keep facial fluid levels high.
There are THREE SIMPLE STEPS which in most cases can successfully address the common causes of facial water retention and swelling:
The 3-Step Puffy Face Rescue Plan:
1. Discover the foods and environmental factors which seem to trigger your allergic reactions and avoid them. You may need to keep a diary of things you eat and things you do that seem to precede the bouts of swelling and puffiness.
2. Get enough sleep to feel rested and feel fresh
Lack of sleep can cause you to retain water and look tired so get more than enough sleep as often as possible
3. Flush out impurities and toxins lodged beneath the skin with The Face Wrap facial sculpting treatment.
Environmental toxins, as well as chemicals and impurities from cosmetic products, may be irritating the tissues just beneath the skin, causing a buildup of fluids, giving your face a puffy or bloated look.
The 60-minute Face Wrap home facial treatment uses natural minerals and salts which enter the skin and flush out the accumulation of toxins.
“With the impurities flushed out, the key reason for facial water retention is eliminated, and the face appears much thinner and trimmer,” says Vicki.
THE FACE WRAP KIT

THE FACE WRAP KIT

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April 4, 2018

Maya Smith -The DOUX Haircare Line for Natural Curls is blowing up on-line

Maya Smith, Black-Female Creative Director, Stylist, Inventor, Innovator, Natural Hair Advocate and Mom of 5, takes her indie hair care line, The Doux®  to mass market with brilliant 90’s hip-hop inspired packaging that cannot be ignored. After two decades researching and mastering natural curls; Maya delivers a brand that shows natural curly hair who’s boss. Check out her story and this awesome new brand getting blogger buzz and blowing up on-line

THE AWESOME STORY BEHIND THE DOUX:

There’s something NEW for girls with natural curls of all types and textures. The Doux® (pronounced The Do) is a “new school” modern hair care system with an “old school edge.” With packaging that is bold and bright and product titles inspired by 90’s hip hop, The Doux is a bold new line that took two decades to perfect for those seeking a way to smoothing curly, kinky, and wavy hair into both, curly or straight styles.

Created by Maya Smith, a 25-year celebrity stylist and International Curl Master, The Doux was first launched in Europe in 2011 in response to her passion for helping people master the hair they were born with. STRAIGHT, NATURAL, CURLY, or RELAXED, according to The Doux, if you grew it, it’s ALL GOOD. “I was living in Germany at the time, had my own salon there and my specialty was helping clients to transition to a relaxer-free lifestyle. I’m obsessed with people maximizing the potential of the hair they were born with. Mastering curls is my passion and purpose,” explains Smith.

The people felt her passion through her products. The Doux blew up overseas so much so that it caught the attention of media in the USA. “Once we started getting press in the states the demand for The Doux was incredible. I had to return to the states and see this vision through,” Maya Smith explains. In 2014, Maya opened The DOUX Salon™ in Macon Georgia’s historic Downtown district and started selling her professional grade products at her salons and on-line.

Fast-forward three years and a lot of work and dedication, The Doux arrived in Target stores in the winter of 2017 into 2018; no easy feat for an indie brand. “We are so excited to bring The Doux to the masses. It’s 20 years in the making. We listened to 20 years of feedback from actual clients from Minneapolis to Morocco. We listened to what people wanted, a salon grade, high quality product that delivered on its promises. Helping people to manage and maintain their natural hair and celebrate their own bold, unique style is what the last 25 years of my professional life has been about,” Maya Smith shares.

The Doux also redesigned its packaging, with the intention to disrupt the category. Maya did all the of the package design herself bold with bright colors, which is the opposite of the more subdued look you see on the shelves currently. “I’m a fan of 90’s rap so I wanted to incorporate lyrics and titles in the packaging,” adds Smith. With titles such as Bonita Afro Balm, Mousse Def, Sucka Free, Fresh Rinse, and The Light, The Doux will most definitely catch the eyes of Millennials and Gen X’ers alike.

The Doux is now available at select Target stores and online at TheDoux.com

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April 4, 2018

Molly Sims Wears Miranda Frye and Shares a Photo on Her Blog

 
Molly Sims shared a photo wearing Miranda Frye on her blog. The model mommy accessorized her beachy look with Miranda Frye’s Whitney Threader ($50), Cora Necklace ($76) and Large Leslie Hoops ($60; www.mirandafrye.com) while recapping her vacation in Mexico!
Photo courtesy of Molly Sims
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April 3, 2018

Judith August Cosmetics Products are a Media Favorite

Judith August Cosmetics is a media favorite cosmetic line. Supermodels, Make up Artists and women (and men) nationally and around the world all have their “Star” product or more.

Plus Model magazine

Plus Model magazine featuring Judith August Cosmetics Color Lift Beauty Blush

 

You will find Judith’s Color Lift Beauty Beauty Blush in this current issue of Plus Models magazine.  You will find a product coupon and a product bundle give-away both online and in print in a national newsstand publication soon,  (keep checking back, you will find it here too) regional magazines are covering the line also and a vast variety of products have been seen on morning TV shows throughout the US. Needless to say, It’s a Glam Thing, is probably one of the biggest of Judith’s fans!

Did you know? Judith August Cosmetics is celebrating it’s 30th year in business so image where the products have traveled! TV, Newspaper, Runway, Magazines, Photo shoots, Movie sets, all over the world. Wow!

Did you know? Judith’s journey began as a fashion model in Los Angeles and New York!

Judith Circa 1960's

Judith Circa 1960’s

 

You can meet her right here: https://judithaugustcosmetics.com/meet-judith/

Welcome to Judith’s World of Cosmetics.

 

NOTE:  THE COLOR LIFT BEAUTY BLUSH IS ON SALE AS OF THE TIME OF THIS POSTING!

 

 

 

 

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April 2, 2018

Designing An Engagement Ring As Unique As Your Relationship Just Got Easier Thanks To Enchanted Diamonds!

Purchasing the perfect engagement ring can seem like an impossible task: how to find the faultless piece of jewelry that not only fits with your style and budget, but also manages to represent everything that’s special about your relationship. While there’s the cut, color, carat, and clarity to consider, ultimately it all comes down to finding something that you and your significant other will both love. 
 
Luckily, Enchanted Diamonds, a leading online jeweler specializing in bespoke engagement rings and quality diamonds, has made this ‘not-so-small’ task easier than ever before by providing the entire world with insider access to New York City’s master jewelers without ever having to leave your home. A huge benefit of shopping online when you’re looking for an engagement ring or diamond is access to a larger selection, allowing you to find the perfect fit for your unique needs, wants and budget.
 
With experience spanning generations, Enchanted bypasses the layers of middlemen and pushy salespeople, providing you with superior service and craftsmanship—so you can make the most of every moment! Plus, every single piece is custom-made to your specifications directly with the help of an Enchanted expert; so you’re not just buying another mass-produced commodity, you’re actually commissioning a work of art!
 
Check out these three styles designed by Joshua Niamehr, Founder/CEO of Enchanted Diamonds, to help spark some inspiration:
 

Additionally, Enchanted Diamonds custom creates a wide variety of jewelry from pendants to earrings to bracelets, which is especially great for special occasions like Mother’s Day, graduation, birthdays, and anniversaries—essentially whenever you’re looking to purchase a luxurious gift for your loved ones.
 
ABOUT ENCHANTED DIAMONDS: 
Enchanted Diamonds, a leading online jeweler specializing in bespoke engagement rings and quality diamonds, is a family owned and operated business headquartered in New York, New York. Founded in 2012 by Joshua Niamehr, a 2nd generation jewelry designer and 4th generation diamond dealer, Enchanted has quickly become a disruptor in the diamond industry for bridging the online and offline worlds.
, For more information, please visit:www.EnchantedDiamonds.com
 
FIND US ON SOCIAL: Instagram/Twitter: @EnchantedNYC | Facebook: @EnchantedDiamonds
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April 2, 2018

Seven Tips for Improving Your Smile

 

 

You may only get one set of adult teeth, but the good news is that today, there’s no need to simply accept what you’re given. With dental technologies and treatments constantly improving and evolving, it’s easier than ever to achieve the smile of your dreams with the help of your dentist. Your smile is the thing that most people notice about you, and a smile that’s stained, damaged, crooked, or even including some gaps can cause embarrassment and massively impact your self-confidence. If you’re smiling less because you don’t like what you see in the mirror and you don’t want others to see your teeth, then it may be time to make a change. Here are some of the top methods of improving your smile today.

#1. Better Dental Care:

First and foremost, improving your dental care and hygiene routine is essential to improving your smile, and can often create great results on its own. For example, if you have slight staining, a good whitening toothpaste may be able to help you brighten your smile whilst simply taking better care of your teeth will help you avoid decay, cavities, and other oral problems. There are several things that you can do to improve your oral hygiene routine, for example, investing in an electric toothbrush or flossing more regularly.

#2. Tooth Whitening:

More often than not, people are embarrassed about their smile because their teeth are stained or discolored. This is not surprising; our teeth go through a lot every day. Simply drinking coffee or tea regularly, or consuming dark foods, can cause your teeth to lose their bright, white shine. Thankfully, teeth whitening is an easily accessible treatment today – in some cases, simply cleaning and polishing the teeth will provide the desired result, or special tooth bleaching and whitening treatments will add the extra level of sparkle you want. Speak to your dentist about the tooth whitening options available to you.

#3. Consider Dental Implants:

Even if you practice good dental hygiene as a regular habit, there are many reasons why you could be missing a tooth. Perhaps you’ve been unable to reverse gum disease, have lost or cracked your tooth in an accident, or have had a tooth removed. In some cases, teeth that are already damaged or broken may need to be removed to improve the overall health of your mouth. If you don’t like your smile due to gaps, dental implants could be the best option for you. Instead of dentures and bridges, which aren’t always the most comfortable and sometimes don’t stay put, a dental implant acts just like your natural tooth, with a titanium implant that fuses to your jaw and acts like a brand-new root. Check out Arthur Glosman DDS for more information on dental implants.

#4. Orthodontic Treatments:

If crooked or overcrowded teeth are the main reason you are unhappy with your smile, you might want to consider orthodontic treatments, such as braces, to correct this issue. Today, braces are no longer just ugly ‘train track’ options for teenagers – as more and more adults take steps to get straighter teeth, there are options suitable for everybody’s needs. For example, if you only have slight crookedness, you may be able to get clear, removable braces, which will gently move your teeth. Usually, you’ll be able to wear them overnight and whenever you’re at home, so there’s no need to worry about wearing braces in public. Or, if a fixed brace is a better option for your needs, speak to your orthodontist about the possibility of clear fixed braces or braces that are fitted out of sight behind the teeth. Braces can also be used to fix an overbite using elastics that train the jaw into a new position.

#5. Crowns:

If your biggest smile issues come from teeth that are discolored, a crown could be the right treatment option for you. Crowns are used to make your tooth stronger, along with improving its outward appearance. If you have a tooth that is weak or broken, your dentist may recommend a crown for protection or restoration. Crowns can also be used to attach dental bridges, which are artificial teeth joined to adjacent teeth or implants.

#6. Veneers:

Dental veneers can be an excellent option for anybody who wishes to completely change the appearance of their teeth. Veneers are slim shells of strong, tooth-colored porcelain, which cover the entire front side of your tooth to improve its appearance. In most cases, veneers will only be used once it is impossible to improve the appearance of the teeth any other way without risking further damage, harm, or pain to the patient. When getting veneers, they will be based on your natural teeth and smile using a model of your mouth. Bear in mind that unlike bonding, it’s essential to remove a small amount of enamel from the teeth to accommodate the veneers and keep them in place.

#7. Regular Dental Visits:

Of course, damage to the health and condition of your teeth can also have a massive impact on your smile, so it’s important to ensure that you’re going to see your dentist for regular check-ups. It’s easy to visit your dentist for a quick check-up at least twice a year and it can have some great results for your smile. When visiting your dentist, they will be able to spot any early signs of problems such as tooth decay that could ruin your smile in the future and recommend early treatment to ensure that your pearly whites are preserved. In addition, don’t forget that regular dental check-ups will also help you prevent serious diseases such as oral cancer, as your dentist is trained to spot the symptoms of diseases like this. Book a deep cleaning session with your check-up to keep your teeth in even better condition.

Today, achieving and maintaining a bright, white smile is easier than ever thanks to the wide range of dental and orthodontic treatments and services available.

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April 2, 2018

April is Rosacea Awareness Month, input from Dr. Jeremy Fenton and a skincare line you’ll love to try

April is Rosacea Awareness Month. Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that plagues millions of Americans. It’s estimated that over 16 million people are afflicted with rosacea in the U.S. There are many myths about rosacea, including the assumption that it will just go away on its own. Here are some rosacea truths and myths from Dr. Jeremy Fenton of Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City.

Dr. Jeremy Fenton

Dr. Jeremy Fenton

 

It’s ok to skip the SPF in the springtime
False:
It’s imperative to wear SPF 30 at all times on exposed skin–even in the winter and spring and especially if you’re prone to rosacea. “I recommend wearing a zinc oxide based sunscreen of SPF 30+ and zinc concentration of at least 5%.  UV exposure can not only cause intermittent flares of rosacea, but it can cause chronic damage that leads to persistently worse symptoms such as redness and dilated vessels,” says Dr. Fenton.

Rosacea can’t be treated at home
False: “One of the newest treatments for rosacea is Rhofade, which is a topical prescription medication that constricts the blood vessels and can help reduce redness and flushing.  It has a lot less risk of side effects than some previous medications that were known to sometimes trigger a rebound flare,” says Dr. Fenton

Rosacea is due to skin being dirty or unclean
False: “There is believed to be an association between rosacea and the normal mites that live on the skin and other components of the microbiome; however, excessive cleaning of the skin will not resolve rosacea. In fact, cleaning the skin too much can lead to dry skin which causes rosacea to flare.  It’s best to use a balanced, mild cleanser,” explains Dr. Fenton.

Thank you Dr. Fenton for this important info. We appreciate you sharing this with us and our readers.

This gives us the perfect opportunity to introduce a line of skincare products we recently learned about. Snow Fox Skincare presents this info (below) on it’s website.

Snow Fox Skincare

Snow Fox Skin Care

“Our formula was designed especially for issues such as redness, environmental irritation, oily T zones, dry patches, hyper-pigmentation & clogged pores.

Although it was initially formulated for hypersensitive, troubled skin, consumer trials have shown amazing efficacy on all skin types.*

After winning media mentions and topping “best skincare” lists worldwide within a year of launch, the Snow Fox Skincare range is a cruelty free, plant based way to happy, healthy skin!

*please consult your dermatologist before use if you are allergic to natural peppermint oil or ginseng.”

Here is a HUGE “Thank you” from us on this statement from Fox Skin Care “We support animal rights and rescue charities across the globe and promote the use of cruelty free beauty products.”

How does Fox Skin Care apply to Rosacea Awareness Month ?

Inspired by her own personal struggles with rosacea and hypersensitive skin, Snow Fox Skincare Founder Phoebe Song, set out to develop the perfect skincare collection for all skin types – everything from sensitive to oil to dry, cracked skin. Frustrated by a lack of options to find a product to treat her dry, irritated, and swollen red skin, Phoebe developed Snow Fox, formulated with premium all natural, organic ingredients, to address the needs of these problematic skin issues, including rosacea. Snow Fox is answer for those suffering from rosacea and looking for a soothing solution.

Snow Fox Soothing Facial Cleansing Mousse, $35

  • A powerful and gentle formula that removes dirt, oils and impurities from your face without stripping your skin of moisture
  • This nonirritant refreshing formula is made from organic peppermint oil extract that provides natural, cooling antimicrobial protection
  • Key ingredients include Citric Acid, Peppermint Oil and Aloe Vera Leaf

 

Snow Fox All in One Detox Mask, $30

  • A powerful mask that moisturizes, brightens and evens out skin tone while tightening pores
  • Essential oils work to extract impurities from deep within the skin
  • Key ingredients including Peppermint Oil Extract, Aloe Vera Leaf and 100% Organic Cotton Sheet

 

Snow Fox Day and Night Defense Multi Cream, $55

  • Locks in moisture, repairs and protects the skin from environmental stressors
  • This multipurpose product can be used as a primer, a day cream, a night cream and even a mattifying foundation or BB cream blender
  • The cream is formulated with antioxidant Ginseng Extract and also works against fine lines, wrinkles and evens out hyperpigmentation
  • Key ingredients include Olive Fruit Oil, Ginseng Extract, Jojoba Oil and Macadamia Oil

Take the time to learn more about Rosacea during this month of April, Rosacea Awareness Month.

 

 

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April 1, 2018

Like magic a woman with the right hairstyle will shine.

H-Town’s own Charmeka Augustine-Young, is bringing magic to the multi-billion dollar hair industry. This traveling Celebrity Hairstylist is the ultimate transformation specialist. Charmeka is known for her magical hands. She isn’t just your average hair stylist. This southern belle is a licensed beautician with well over 7 years of experience in the hair industry. She has mastered the art of all hair types.

Fused Hair and Extensions

Fused Hair and Extensions

Charmeka  is the sole proprietor of her luxurious hair suite and luxury virgin hair line, located at 16754 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Lands, TX 77479.  She also takes pride in treating clients with alopecia, thinning hair or balding. Her diverse clientele and talents intertwine, allowing a variety of options for women to choose from.  There are various weaving methods which include Fusion extensions, Malaysian weaves, net sew in waves, micro link extensions, and natural hair care.

Since her beautiful foray in the beauty industry began, Charmeka has grown her celebrity clientele tremendously, as her timeless work has been seen on some of the hottest celebrities such as the Real Housewives of Atlanta starlet, Cynthia Bailey, and VH1’s Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’s, Erica Mena.

Her cutting edge work has also been seen on major platforms such as New York Fashion Week, the Premiere Show, the internationally renown Bronner Bros Hair Show, and My Black is Beautiful.

Fused Hair and Extensions

Fused Hair and Extensions

Like many hairstylists, Charmeka is most known for her hair styling versatility and well roundness which sets her apart in an oversaturated market. With resilience, drive, and passion, this emerging hair mogul’s greatest joy is bringing a woman’s crown from glory to glory to make their day a little brighter.

Fused Hair and Extensions

Fused Hair and Extensions

About Charmeka Augustine-Young
Traveling Celebrity Hairstylist & Extension Specialist, Charmeka Augustine-Young, is a trend setting licensed beautician, and weave specialist hailing from H-Town. Her cutting edge work has been seen on some of the hottest stars such as Cynthia Bailey, Erica Mena, and more. With a diverse clientele, Charmeka specializes in all varieties of hair types, and has served as a platform stylist in the internationally renown Bronner Bros. Hair show, the Premiere Show, and My Black is Beautiful Campaign. With her diverse hair techniques ranging from everything in between to Fusion extensions, Malaysian weaves, net sew in waves, micro link extensions, and natural hair care, Charmeka’s great joy is bringing every woma’s crown from glory to glory, and using her innate gifts to give back to the community.

Follow Charmeka Augustine-Young via Instagram @fusedhairandextensions | Website: fusedhairandextensions.com/

All Photos Credit- @spikethedesigner

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