Archives for June 2018

June 30, 2018

FACEatelier Ultra Skin Foundation is Peta Approved. We Love That About It And More

FACEatelier Ultra Skin Lightweight Foundation

FACEatelier Ultra Skin Lightweight Foundation


FACEatelier Ultra Skin lightweight foundation is oil and fragrance free, non comedogenic and Vegan and those are just a mere few of the key selling points for me.

It’s high quality formula provides a long-lasting satin finish with light to medium coverage. The creamy texture provides for an airbrush-like look. There are 11 shades of  Ultra Skin’s for  the lightest to the richest complexions (neutral to a cool brown with yellow/green/red undertones).

Note: Ultra Skin’s undertones will cancel out much of the red caused by rosacea or other skin conditions. 

The primer is built right into the foundation. Love that! And, you don’t need a powder to set it. The pump applicator and tube make it perfectly easy to use. The formulation is suitable for all skin types and is water and sebum resistant for great performance in the hot and humid weather. I must state that it performs well in cold, dry winter conditions also.

The pros at FACEatelier recommend using a foundation brush to ensure smooth and clean application. You can use your fingers also and easily with the pump applicator. Whether you use a make up brush or your fingers remember to  use the formula sparingly as a little goes a long way.

The pros at FACEatelier also say to start in the T-zone and work your way out, patting the product onto the skin, not with long swipes but by dotting.  The pros call this “stippling.”

Ultra Skin sets by itself to a flawless, satin like finish.  If you powder, do so sparingly as too much will accentuate skin imperfections and fine lines and wrinkles.

Peta Approved. Cruelty Free. Leaping Bunny approved. @FACEatelier

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June 28, 2018

Dr. Whitney Bowe x Mott50 UPF Swimwear Capsule Collection New for Summer 2018

Sonja_Dr. Whitney Bowe x Mott50 UPF Swimwear Capsule Collection

Dr. Whitney Bowe x Mott50 UPF Swimwear Capsule Collection

Dr. Whitney Bowe x Mott50 UPF Swimwear Capsule Collection – New York-based celebrity dermatologist and author of The Beauty of Dirty Skin, Dr. Whitney Bowe, has teamed up with Mott50, the first anti-aging fashion brand with built in sun protection, for an exclusive collaboration just in time for summer.
The collection, debuted on June 25 providing an amazing added layer of protection from the sun in and out of the water in two chic styles for women and one adorable option for girls.
As a leading dermatologist, Dr. Bowe understands the serious need for sun safety and has long been a fan of UPF (ultraviolet protection factor) swimsuits both personally and to recommend to her patients. Dr. Bowe will not recommend a product unless it is backed by studies and science, which is why she initially became a fan of Mott50’s products. Dr. Bowe was also drawn to Mott50 for their vibrant colors, sleek styles and high-quality fabric.
“I always name UPF swimsuits as a summer essential for myself, my family and my patients,” explains Dr. Bowe. “As a dermatologist, I know the importance of protecting skin from sun exposure but I’m also a realist. I’m not going to tell my patients to stop living their lives outdoors. With the Dr. Whitney Bowe x Mott50 UPF Swimwear Capsule Collection, I’m thrilled to provide a chic and safe active wear option for women and their children.”
Each item in the collection is available in an exclusive Spiked Melon shade and features UPF 50 protection, the highest UPF rating available. This meaning it blocks 98% of UVA and UVB rays due to combined factors like fiber structure, density of weave and dye components of the fabric. For context, a simple white tee shirt has a UPF of 3, almost no sun protection! While sunscreen is still a necessity for any exposed areas, there’s no need to apply (and re-apply) to areas covered by the clothing, making the pieces ideal for those who are in and out of the water throughout the day.
The Dr. Whitney Bowe x Mott50 UPF Swimwear Capsule Collection consists of:
·        Sonja ($118): This flattering swim dress is the perfect multi-functional piece, whether you’re wearing it as a dress or cinching up the sides to wear it as a top. Made with soft, quick-drying and breathable swim fabric, the lightweight top offers UPF 50 protection from sun damage and features a sleek, sport cut and half zip closure.
·        Mila One-Piece ($118): This sleek one-piece is stylish yet surprisingly comfortable to wear. Made with soft, quick-drying UPF 50 fabric, it’s an easy option for water activities like swimming and paddle boarding.
·        Mini Mila ($44): The perfect, chic mommy and me option. Protect your little one with UPF 50 fabric for all of your outdoor adventures.
In addition to her UPF collection, Dr. Bowe recommends a 360 approach to healthy radiant skin that targets skin inside out and outside in. She works with all of her patients to ensure they’re focusing on a healthy diet, supplements, and topical skincare, including sunscreen.
Get #thatSUNSAFEboweglow
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June 27, 2018

GlamMasters Judge Zanna Roberts Rassi Talks Fashion and Health for Your Eyes

Fashion journalist Zanna Roberts Rassi

Fashion journalist Zanna Roberts Rassi


GlamMasters judge and TV personality Zanna Roberts Rassi kindly gave us some time for a video interview about the importance of protecting your eyes and staying fashionable while doing so.

Today is National Sunglasses Day! According to a survey by The Vision Council, following prolonged UV exposure American adults report experiencing symptoms including: trouble seeing, irritation in the eye, wrinkles around the eyes, and even cancer on or around the eye.

Whether wrap-arounds, rimless or studded with rhinestones, sunglasses are vital for shielding eyes from harmful UV rays and diminishing glare that can cause distractions while driving, working, and playing. Sunnies are not only a health necessity, but a fashion must! Fashion journalist Zanna Roberts Rassi makes protecting our eyes easy with advice for style and comfort.

Her is our interview with Zanna just for It’s a Glam Thing fans. #sunglassselfie #nationalsunglassesday

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June 26, 2018

Lolita “American” from Arcopedico USA for July 4th

Lolita American – July 4th is almost here, I thought I would share a peek at these cute flats from Arcopedico USA . The Lolita ‘American’ celebration flats are adorable and timely.

Arcopedico Womens Lolita American

Arcopedico Womens Lolita “American”


“Designed for the active lifestyle, Lolita features Arcopédico’s Elstech technology. This fabric flexes and forms to the foots natural shape while being breathable. A blend of Lycra materials offers a lightweight design”.

Lolita’s twin arch support sole gives all day support and makes for such a comfy shoe.  The Heel Height is 1 inch.  The insole is removable. They are machine washable, Vegan and easily pack-able.

The Lolita ‘American’ has an manufacturer suggested retail price of $75.00. You can order your pair online and at select shoe retailers throughout the United States. But this is just for a limited time so you must order quickly. Love these!

You can check out other Arcopédico’s Lolita Designs at Amazon.


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June 26, 2018

Alessandra Ambrosio’s Under $100 Pendant Necklace

LOS ANGELES, CA – June 23rd, 2018 – Victoria Secret model, Alessandra Ambrosio, was photographed shopping in LA over the weekend with her son Noah. She accessorized her monochromatic look with Parpala Jewelry’s Lou Coin Necklace. Alessandra’s pretty pendant necklace is available for purchase online at  for $82 and in lengths ranging from 14 inches to 24 inches.
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June 26, 2018

Microblading The 6 Most Asked About Questions

June, 2018 (New York, NY) – Now, there are more ways than ever to get big bold brows with a gorgeous arch, and microblading is becoming one of the most popular!   It’s a semi-permanent procedure (similar to tattooing) that uses a special tool to create hair-like strokes on the brow line that give the appearance of thicker fuller brows. Kait Paige, microblading expert, at Boom Boom Brow Bar (30 Greenwich Avenue), outlines the 6 most asked about questions:

  1. Who should get microblading?

Those who want to redefine their eyebrows by filling in gaps, finessing the length, width, density and color, and it’s great for sculpting a beautiful arch.  It looks completely natural.

  1. What is microblading?

A temporary pencil is first used to map out the shape of each brow.  Then, a topical numbing cream is applied and a special microblading pen is used to draw on semi-permanent individual fine strokes of color on the skin that look like natural hair.

  1. Does it hurt?

The pain can be similar to waxing, threading or plucking, but the numbing cream reduces discomfort.

  1. How long does it take?

Approximately 1.5 to 2 hours for the first service.

What is the maintenance?

The area must heal, peel and fade which takes up to 10 days; touch up is done 6 weeks later and takes about 1hr and 15 min. 10 days is the time it takes to heal.  Apply oil Vitamin E to area to promote healing and retain pigment; No makeup, tinting of lashes/brows, sun, soap, sauna, steam, Jacuzzi, swimming for 7-10 days; Once healed, wear sunblock to protect color; Do not use products that contain AHA’s, Vitamin A, Retinol, glycolic or lactic acids – pigment will fade.

  1. How long does it last?

1 year – excessive sun exposure, exfoliants, oily skin and smoking tend to cause fadage earlier.

Appointments scheduled @ 516-972-7406, follow on Instagram @kaitpaigebeauty. Cost $500, includes one time touch up scheduled 2 weeks after initial service (for maximum results).

Malynda Vigliotti (aka Boom Boom) is obsessed with brows – 350K + served at Boom Boom Brow Bar in NYC!! It’s fast, convenient, affordable and FUN!! Just walk-in! Happy Hour every Monday – Friday.  Check out what’s cooking on Instagram: @BoomBoomBrowBar; Facebook: @BoomBoomBrowBar and Twitter: @BoomBoomBrowBar.

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June 25, 2018

Arbonne hasn’t failed me yet

Summer has arrived and its time to make sure my skincare regime stays consistent. I want my skin to be hydrated and soft. Pool water and sun can be brutal on you skin and Arbonne has not failed me yet. Arbonne’s skincare line, RE9 Advanced Prepwork is exquisite. I love the fact that both my daughter and I can use it as its formulated for all ages.

I start my day with Arbonne RE9 Advanced Prepwork Cleansing Polish. This cleansing polish is so soft and silky, you barely feel the exfoliants, that how smooth it is. I recommend this product to many of my friends because it has no fragrance. This is a big issue with people in my pier group. If it has a fragrance they run from it.   RE9 Advanced Prepwork Cleansing Polish is formulated with the exfoliants lingonberry and apricot.  This cleansing polish gently buffs away dull and dead skin cells, makeup and excess oil.  After use, your skin will feel fresh, look brighter and feel softer. It is so gentle that you can use it morning and night. 

Arbonne RE9 Advanced Prepwork Cleansing Polish is gluten free, and is allergy and dermatologist tested.

It’s a Glam Thin gloves that “Part of the proceeds from Prepwork goes to supporting the Arbonne Charitable Foundation®’s mission to empower teens.”

After using the cleansing polish you really need a great sunscreen and protect your precious skin. Arbonne’s RE9 Advanced Prepwork Soft Focus Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen offers some great attributes.

A couple of them, at least for me, is that it acts as a moisturizer and lightly tinted foundation. It is lightweight so you won’t have that heavy greasy feeling on your skin especially if you are outdoors and sweating.  RE9 Advanced Prepwork Soft Focus Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen creates a photo-filtered, soft focus effect to blur the look of pores and baby lines. Soft Focus Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen contains 100% mineral-based sunscreen and is Vegan.  I use it under my makeup and it works beautifully.

 RE9 Advanced Prepwork Soft Focus Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen is formulated with vitamins C and E, antioxidants, omegas and polyonutrients.  It is also gluten free, and is allergy and dermatologist tested.

Arbonne carries an extensive line of skincare ranging from various lines of skincare, makeup, Bath & Body, Nutritional items and Hair Care.  The summer is just starting, grab your Arbonne today, it won’t fail you.


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June 25, 2018

What To Wear On a Girls’ Night Out

Getting together with friends to go out for the evening is something that everyone should do from time to time. It doesn’t have to be a weekly occurrence – once a month, or even fewer times a year, is enough to have a good time and enjoy one another’s company. Taking a break from the norm and trying something different is good for us, as it being with people we like. Yet it can be difficult to know what to wear, and choosing the right outfit can take a long time (perhaps even weeks if you want to start really early). Here are some tips on what to wear on a girls’ night out that will leave you feeling comfortable and looking style; the perfect combination.

Dark Jeans

Jeans are one of the most versatile pieces of clothing around, and no matter whether you have booked tickets for a show at or you are going out to a club, or you’re planning on drinks and a meal (or all of the above), jeans will suit. The style of the jeans (bootcut, skinny, even flared) is less important than the color. Choose dark jeans (either dark blue or black) because they look much smarter than faded ones, and try to avoid anything with rips or holes in them. This might be fashionable, but they don’t look elegant.

Pay Attention To Your Top

If your jeans (or pants, or perhaps even a skirt) are plain in color, then you can really go to town on your top and wear something bright and colorful. You can choose all kinds of patterns too and really anything that you like the look of because it’s not going to clash with your bottom half. Some colors suit people better than others, and if you already know what works for you then you know where to start looking. If you’re not sure what your best color is then you can try on a few different shades and even ask the sales clerk in the store what looks better if you can’t decide.

Remember not to tuck your top into your bottoms as it isn’t always the most flattering look. If you want something to break up the length of your top then you can add a belt, but it’s not necessary and whatever you are wearing will look just fine without it.


Adding jewelry and accessories to your look will make even the plainest of outfits look glamorous. The key is not to overdo things when it comes to the extras, otherwise it will look unbalanced, and you could even feel over-dressed for the occasion. If you’re not sure how much to wear, start with a little and bring some items with you that you can add later when you have gauged the kind of evening that has been planned.


Boots are the ideal footwear to wear on a night out. Not only are they more comfortable than heels, they look modern and you can find them in any style to suit. Plus they work perfectly with jeans, bringing the whole look together.

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June 25, 2018


Expert Neuropsychologist —Gives 7 Hacks for Body and Mind

Since January we’ve been bombarded with ads urging us to slim down and “get your body in shape by summer.” “Lose weight by Memorial Day.” While some women manage to meet their weight loss goals in time to feel confident in their swimsuit, the majority of us don’t. While we can disguise unwanted pounds in heavy layers during winter, in summer there’s nowhere to hide when you’re invited to that pool side BBQ. Why should we have to hide? We turned to Dr. Sanam Hafeez, New York City based neuropsychologist and Teaching Faculty Member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College to give us some tips on how to boost body image despite the number on the scale.

  1. Recognize (and Stop) all the fat talk.

“Women are notorious for commiserating when it comes to body image,” says Dr. Hafeez. If a woman says, ‘I’m so fat,’ the other woman might feel like she has to say ‘no, I’m the fat one.’ ‘Have you seen my thighs?’ Then there’s this back and forth over whose body is worse to elevate the other person. “Even women who don’t feel negatively about their bodies will engage in this behavior and eventually, it can make them feel worse,” says Dr. Hafeez. Dr. Hafeez suggests taking the lead in offering compliments to friends and steering the conversation away from negative self-talk which serves no one.

  1. Don’t compare yourself to the ‘Insta thin.’

Comparing your “booty” or thighs to the countless fitness influencers on Instagram will do nothing to bolster your self-image. Instead, follow and like beautiful photos of healthy foods, plated and perfect. “You want to encourage well-being not get yourself down by comparing yourself to women who work out with trainers, are significantly younger and whose livelihood it is to be a swimsuit model. Comparison leads to discouragement, warns Hafeez.”

  1. Focus on improvement.

When it comes to your body, focusing on what you think is a problem area is just going to make you feel worse. Once you’ve acknowledged what you want to work on, focus on ways to improve and celebrate what you’ve accomplished so far. “If you haven’t reached your fitness goal understand it is a work in progress. Stick with it. Working out will also raise your endorphins which help to induce feelings of pleasure and reduce anxiety naturally,” says Dr. Hafeez.

  1. Be kind to yourself and commit not to a size, but to a lifestyle.

Doing something kind for your body serves as positive reinforcement. “You want to stay focused on the bigger picture. It’s about a healthy lifestyle not looking like a swimsuit model,” says Dr. Hafeez. Did you try new healthy recipes, opted out of dessert, drank water instead of coffee or diet sodas? Then praise yourself and treat yourself to a massage, a nice long uninterrupted shower with music, a pedicure, a facial or a delicious smelling body lotion.

“By taking some time for you, and doing something that makes you feel physically great, it’ll help you’ll feel well emotionally,” Dr. Hafeez explains.

  1. Undo the negative programming about your body.

Undoing negative thoughts about our bodies doesn’t happen overnight. Here are a few questions to consider when feeling down or anxious about your body.

How would it feel to savor the sensation of warm sun on my skin?

How would my body feel immersed in water on a stiflingly hot day?

How might swimming help me relax or exercise more?

What am I willing to do to reach my goal weight?

What 3 things can I appreciate about my body right now?

“It may also help to remind yourself that most people at the beach or pool are feeling sensitive about their bodies, too. They may not show it, but that doesn’t mean they are totally secure, happy and confident with their body.”

  1. Focus on the fun!

The majority of us live in climates where the summer is over quickly. Do you really want to spend the summer complaining about your body or, would you rather have fun? Think about how relaxing it will be to enjoy that good book with the sound of the waves in the background, napping under the umbrella, warmer temperatures, backyard get-togethers and night swimming in the pool. “You can spend your summer obsessing overcellulite or, you can enjoy time with your kids eating homemade fruit pops. Always choose fun,” suggests Dr. Hafeez.

  1. Finally, remind yourself why you are here?

You are so much more than your body. What are you doing with your life, besides obsessing about your body? Are you a parent who is raising confident kids, a student advancing your education, a loyal friend, pet owner, or a self-employed trailblazer? Focus on all you do, and want to do, with your mind and body. You’ll quickly realize you have more to offer the world than a 24-inch waist.

About the Doctor:

Dr. Sanam Hafeez PsyD is a NYC based licensed clinical psychologist, teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College and the founder and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. a neuropsychological, developmental and educational center in Manhattan and Queens.

Dr. Hafeez masterfully applies her years of experience connecting psychological implications to address some of today’s common issues such as body image, social media addiction, relationships, workplace stress, parenting and psychopathology (bipolar, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, etc…). In addition, Dr. Hafeez works with individuals who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), learning disabilities, attention and memory problems, and abuse. Dr. Hafeez often shares her credible expertise to various news outlets in New York City and frequently appears on CNN and Dr.Oz.

Connect with her via twitter @comprehendMind or

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June 25, 2018

Coconut & Papaya Liquid Hand Soap and Hand Cream from Nubian Heritage

Nubian Heritage Coconut & Papaya Polishing and Renewing Hand Cream

Nubian Heritage Coconut & Papaya Polishing and Renewing Hand Cream


Coconut & Papaya Liquid Hand Soap and Hand Cream, for all skin types, combination skin, dry skin, oily skin.

The Nubian Heritage brand is a favorite here at It’s a Glam Thing. We have posted about products from the brand a couple of times past.  Here is a reminder of the last posting that we did. It was an Earth Day posting.

Today is Earth Day, Celebrate the Day with Nubian Heritage

Today we wanted to take the time to mention the Coconut & Papaya Polishing and Renewing Liquid Hand Soap and the Coconut & Papaya Polishing and Renewing Hand Cream.

The hand cream is absolutely lovely. The smell can’t be beat for this time of the year. The formula includes Vanilla Extract, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and Papaya Extract.  There is no need for perfume with this hand cream, especially if you smooth it onto your elbows and knees  too. That is, if you are not lucky enough to have the body lotion and the rest of the Coconut & Papaya collection of products.

The Hand Cream nicely compliments the Coconut & Papaya Polishing and Renewing Liquid Hand Soap.  The Hand Soap also is formulated with the Papaya fruit extract, coconut oil and vanilla extract plus, of course, Shea Butter.

There are other quality ingredients in both products and all ingredients are ethically traded. The ingredients are balanced to exfoliate, nourish and renew your skin. The products are cruelty free. What you won’t find in these formulations are parabens, sulfates, phthalates, paraffin, mineral oil, petroleum, DEA synthetic fragrances or artificial coloring.

You can purchase Nubian Heritage products at your shopping outlet of choice including The Vitamin Shoppe, Amazon and . These are very price friendly for such quality products.

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