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March 13, 2018

Crest 3D White No Slip Whitestrips Teeth Whitening

Crest 3D White No Slip Whitestrips®. They really don’t slip!  Teeth Whitening can have dramatic benefits for appearance and self-confidence.  I love my teeth to be white and  healthy. My whitening method of choice for many years has been professional, direct from my dentist, whitening trays and gel.

Crest 3D White No Slip Whitestrips

My New Fave! Crest 3D White No Slip Whitening and Therapy Kit

Recently, my trays became discolored and started breaking down. I decided to try something new before making an appointment for a replacement tray fitting and purchase. So, I tried Crest White Strips but I found them to be flimsy and slippery. I just couldn’t get them to adhere properly. If they did finally adhere and I talked or put my lips together, they wadded up.  I got frustrated so I stashed the remainder of them away. I continued to use my trays and finished up my last syringe of Dental Office purchased whitening gel.

Then I found out about the new Crest 3d “NO Slip” Whitestrips. Did I miss them at my local Walgreens? Did they not have them in stock when I made my last purchase there?  Wow! What a difference.  These “NO Slip” Whitestrips actually stay in place and are easy to apply and provide comfortable wear. The no-slip grip is amazing. The strips stay put until you take them off. And you do need to make an effort to take them off which is a good thing. They say you can even drink water with them on.  I wouldn’t imagine drinking water with them on but if the need is there, it is doable.

I got the Crest 3D White “No Slip” Whitening & Therapy. It’s a kit that offers the Whitestrips and Crest’s new Enamel Strengthening  Serum/Toothpaste.

The kit comes with with 28 strips. Fourteen are for lower teeth and the other fourteen are for upper teeth. It comes with a tube of the fluoride anti-cavity enamel Strengthening Serum/Toothpaste.

I am going to use this for a trial of 14 daily treatments. If I love it as much or more on day 14 as I do now, I’ll definitely stay with it.  It’s priced friendly at $44.99.



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March 12, 2018

Different Types of Rhinoplasties

Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that changes the shape and structure of the nose. People undergo rhinoplasty to make their noses smaller, larger, or more symmetrical. Because there are so many different cosmetic goals that involve the nose, there are a variety of different types of rhinoplasty. During your consultation with a rhinoplasty surgeon, you will discuss what type of procedure is best for you.

Open and Closed Rhinoplasty

Open and closed rhinoplasties use different incision techniques. During an open rhinoplasty, your surgeon will make an incision in the skin that separates your nostrils, which will let them directly see the bone and cartilage underneath. This technique is usually recommended for more complex rhinoplasties.

During a closed rhinoplasty, your surgeon will only make incisions on the inside of your nose. With this technique, the surgery and recovery time are usually faster. You can expect less swelling and discomfort with a closed rhinoplasty than with an open one. Also, there will be no visible scarring.

Reduction and Augmentation Rhinoplasty

Reduction and augmentation rhinoplasties both alter the shape of the nose. A reduction rhinoplasty will make the nose smaller and more proportionate to the rest of the face. Depending on the shape and structure of your nose, your surgeon may remove bumps on the bridge of your nose, reduce an elongated nasal tip, or narrow down flared nostrils.

An augmentation rhinoplasty makes parts of the nose larger and more balanced or symmetrical. Your surgeon may perform bone or tissue grafts to add volume to the nasal bridge or tip. They may need to take cartilage from the nasal septum to add to the rest of the nose. If your septum doesn’t have enough cartilage, they may also remove some from your ear or ribs.

Reconstructive Rhinoplasty

Reconstructive rhinoplasty fixes the nose after damage or trauma. Many people who undergo reconstructive rhinoplasty have had a surgery to remove cancer that affected their nose, and some have had facial injuries that caused disfigurement.

Depending on how much damage was done to your nose, you may need multiple surgeries to completely reconstruct it. The surgery usually requires the doctor to take grafts from other parts of the body to restore the missing or damaged tissue.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Ethnic rhinoplasty uses the same surgical techniques as the other forms of the surgery, but it usually refers to the surgeries performed on people of Middle Eastern, African, Asian, or Hispanic descent. People of these ethnicities often have softer tissue in their noses, so surgeons take extra care during the procedure. Many people worry about losing their ethnic facial features during a rhinoplasty, so surgeons are also careful to maintain their patients’ unique facial structures while helping them reach their cosmetic goals.

Filler Rhinoplasty

A filler rhinoplasty is a non-surgical option to enhance your nose. During this procedure, your doctor will use injectable fillers to smooth out bumps or sharp angles, change the shape of the nasal tip, and restore symmetry. Most fillers only provide temporary results, but they’re usually very effective. However, filler rhinoplasty can only add shape or volume to your nose. If you want to reduce the size of your nose, you’ll have to choose a different option.

Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty, also known as secondary rhinoplasty, fixes problems that occurred during a previous nose surgery. Although most people are happy with their original rhinoplasty results, a number of things can go wrong.

An inexperienced or unqualified surgeon could botch the procedure and leave the patient feeling even more unsatisfied with their nose than they were before the surgery. The first rhinoplasty could cause breathing issues or other functional problems. The patient could experience a facial trauma or injury while the nose is still healing, which could affect the results. In some cases, patients simply aren’t happy with the results and want to make additional improvements.

Revision rhinoplasty can be done with an open or closed technique. Depending on what the patient wants to change, the surgery may be more complex than the first rhinoplasty. However, patients undergoing revision rhinoplasty can usually have the same expectations for the surgery and the recovery period as they did for their first procedure.

Dr. Andrew Frankel is a renowned rhinoplasty specialist in Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Frankel board certified in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He specializes in nasal surgery and has years of experience with rhinoplasty. During his residency, he won multiple awards for his research on rhinoplasty.

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March 12, 2018

Planning Tips for a Glam Sports Night at Home

Whether you’re a football, baseball, or basketball fan, nothing beats watching the big game on a wide-screen TV with all the home comforts close at hand. Sure, it can be fun spending the evening at a local sports bar with your friends, but if you would rather chill at home with your family and close friends, planning a glam sports night is a better option. To help ensure your sports night goes off without a hitch, even if your team loses, read on for some useful tips.

Indoors or Outside?

If the weather is good, it makes sense to host your sports night outside. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, you can buy or rent a projector and watch the big match on a large screen. You will have more room outside in the backyard and the kids can play in the pool while the adults get stuck into the on-screen action.

To make sure your garden looks super glam, light scented garden candles to ward off nasty pests and hang solar string lights in the trees and shrubs.

If the weather isn’t playing ball, bring the fun indoors. Remove all the clutter from your living area and bring in some extra seating so everyone has somewhere to chill. The kids probably won’t want to watch the big match, so provide some activities for them to do in another part of the house.

Preparing Food

Buckets of popcorn and takeout fried chicken always go down well with the guys, but this is your opportunity to do things differently. Instead of resorting to junk food, have a go at making some tasty snacks. Pocket Change Gourmet has some great recipes, including one for a delicious pepperoni pizza ring. Don’t forget to cater for the kids too – they’ll probably be happy with pizza!

Another option is to fire up the BBQ. On a warm summer’s evening, cooking some pre-match steaks and ribs on the BBQ is simply divine.

A Selection of Drinks

It goes without saying that you will need a selection of drinks. Nobody will be thrilled if the beer runs out mid-way through the match and you have to go to the local market to buy more supplies.

Beer is probably the default option, but depending on who you invite, it is worth having a selection of wine and other alcoholic beverages on hand, too. If you want to add a touch of glamour to the proceedings, why not prepare cocktails? There are some easy cocktail recipes online. As long as you have the staple ingredients in your booze cupboard, you can mix up some buckets of margarita, Long Island iced tea, or Manhattans. Your guests will be thrilled!

Don’t forget to provide a selection of soft drinks, too. Mocktails are a good choice, especially if you have kids – they will enjoy feeling grownup if you let them have their own special “cocktails”. If the weather is hot, have plenty of thirst quenching cold water available.

Sports night at home doesn’t have to be boring. With the right food, drinks, and atmosphere, you can have a ball!

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March 12, 2018

Jasmine Sanders wears daniel patrick! 

LOS ANGELES, CA – March 12, 2018 – Jasmine Sanders posed for a social media photo today wearing daniel patrick. The model looked fashion forward while riding horses in her Parachute Track Pant ii / black + red + ivory $350, 
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March 12, 2018


Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Formula gives you instantly beautiful nails! The newly upgraded 3-in-1 formula with built in base and top coat, boasts an updated bottle, a revamped formula and really nice shade additions. With Insta-Dri, you can get an extra day of wear and up to 33% more chip resistance.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri® Nail Color "Buff and Tumble"

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri® Nail Color

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri® Nail Color’s newly upgraded 3-in-1 formula with built-in base and top coat offers shiny, extended wear in a single step. The new Insta-Dri is housed in an updated bottle with a  new logo and comes complete with color-matched caps for easy shade choice.  The revamped formula delivers an extra day of wear and chip resistance. Up to or almost 3x as many consumers preferred the new formula versus the former.

Insta-Dri’s brush covers in one stroke. One stroke, one coat, and you’re done. The fresh updated shade palette co-created by Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole features gorgeous new hues that dry in 60 seconds, all in a single coat.

Insta-Dri is full coverage, offers longer lasting results and is streak-free. From soft, subtle neutrals to bright tones that pop, here are the latest vibrant shades to join the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri range.

Muted And Modern NEW shades are Champagne Supernova, White On Time, Taupe To Go, Buff And Tumble, Petal To The Metal, Silver Stallion, Heather Hustle, Thyme Is Money (Pictured above: Buff and Tumble)

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March 11, 2018

Bowlero #BeBowled Shoe Design Challenge

Bowlero Corporation (formerly Bowlmor AMF), the worldwide leader in bowling entertainment, is excited to announce the launch of its “BeBowled: Shoe Design Challenge,” offering America’s aspiring designers and bowling’s biggest fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to redesign the iconic bowling shoe.

#BeBowled Bowlero shoe design contest


Bowling has come a long way over the last century and Bowlero Corp’s portfolio of brands, led by its lead center brand, Bowlero, has completely revolutionized the bowling industry. From upscale amenities to inventive food and beverage offerings and interactive arcades and amusements, Bowlero has upgraded the bowling experience and has seen overwhelming success. What hasn’t changed? The shoes. That is, until now.

The #BeBowled: Shoe Design Challenge will give the country’s aspiring designers the chance to put their creative talents to the test as they redesign an American classic and launch a new shoe for a new era in bowling entertainment.

Here’s how it works! Starting NOW, contestants can officially enter their design submissions online at Contestants can submit their best designs by April 16th when the submission window officially closes. In late April, five finalists will be announced and in late June they will be flown to New York City to see their designs live during an epic fashion show set on the lanes at Bowlmor’s Times Square flagship location.

What’s at stake? A cash prize of $2,500 and something way more important: Legacy. The winning designer will see her or his shoe professionally designed, produced, and distributed to more than 75 Bowlero and Bowlmor locations nationwide, rolling out in 2019.

“Bowling is the ultimate American pastime and the shoes that go along with it are iconic, but outdated,” said Colie Edison, Chief Customer Officer for Bowlero Corp.

“This contest will inspire designers to reinvent the bowling shoe just like Bowlero has reinvented the bowling business,” Edison continued. “We can’t wait to see all of the bold new shoe designs!”

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March 9, 2018

Becca Kufrin Wears Donna Mizani on The Bachelor: After the Final Rose!

LOS ANGELES, CA – March 7, 2018 – Becca Kufrin wore Donna Mizani on The Bachelor: After The Final Rose episode last night on ABC. The new Bachelorette glowed in a Donna Mizani Leona Dress in 24K ($167,
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March 9, 2018

Hard Candy Be Bold Glitter Mascara

Hard Candy was founded in 1995. The company’s first product was nail polish.  I believe I was one of the first to buy a bottle! Fast forward to 2009, Hard Candy announced a partnership with Wal-Mart making it available to the mass market.

Hard Candy Stroke of Gorgeous Be Bold Glitter Mascara is a new offering. The mascaras come in  intense opaque shades that last colorfully for long time wear. They are available in 10 shades and come with a great quality mascara brush. They are only $5!

We will have some photos for you soon of the mascara in action on one of our beautiful models beautiful eyes.

Suggested use: Apply only to lower lashes for a POP of color or layer it over your regular mascara.

Our model and I love Marilyn Monroe and we thought the packaging looked great laying on this photo at our office.

Available at Walmart and . Stay tuned for more!

Hard Candy Be Bold Glitter Mascara

Hard Candy Stroke of Gorgeous Be Bold Mascara Glitter Colored Mascara


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March 8, 2018

L.A. based makeup artist and official Ipsy Creator Roxette Arisa’s top makeup tips with Deck of Scarlet #07 Palette.

Set Your Face

  1. Skin Prep: Before you apply foundation, don’t forget to treat your skin with a light weight oil or primer. By moisturizing your skin, your makeup will flake less and stay on longer!
  2. Foundation Time: Apply a breathable foundation like, Too Faced Born This Way with a beauty sponge. Gently tap in the foundation all over for optimal blending.
  3. Conceal Imperfections: Brighten up your under-eye area with a full coverage concealer like, Tarte Shape Tape. It blurs to perfection, removing those “divots” seamlessly. When applying, I like to use a small brush so you can target the area without overdoing it. This will ensure that you’re using the correct amount without causing cakey-ness.
  4. Set It: Before moving on to color, set your foundation and concealer. I use the Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder because it has a peachy undertone that helps to cancel out discoloration.

Look Nighttime/Dramatic Look

  1. Prime Your Peepers: Find a light weight primer that will keep your shadows in place. I use the Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer because it’s sheer and doesn’t feel heavy as you build on it. Dab it on with your ring finger until it’s fully absorbed.
  2. Apply Your Base Shadow: For a multi-dimensional look, use the “Bronzed” eyeshadow in the new Deck of Scarlet #07 Edition Palette. The hues have a beautiful copper undertone which will add a slight shimmer. Apply the shadow to you lids with a medium blender brush, then, take a smaller brush, like a small domed shader brush, and use it to define your crease and soften out the edges.
  3. Lash Love: For a dramatic evening look, first apply a layer of mascara to your top lashes, then pop on some fluffy lashes for added volume and length. I love Lilly Lashes in Mikonos. To apply, simply add a little glue on to the band and place them atop your lash line.
  4. Color Vibes for the Eyes: Enhance your inner eyes with a bright, bold color. Using a small round brush, tap on the Deck of Scarlet turquoise color in, “Bora Bora” and apply it to the inner corner of your eyes. This adds a delicate, yet impactful, touch of color while also making them look brighter and more awake.
  5. Bottoms Up: Define your eyes by lightly lining your bottom lash line with the “Bronzed” shadow. You can use an angled shadow brush or a medium round brush to line the bottom and smoke it out. Then, using your brush, connect the bottom to the top to fill in that empty space at the outer corners of your eyes.
  6. Line Em Up: Finish off your eyes with the “Goddess” waterproof eyeliner and apply it to your water line for a kiss of shimmer.
  7. Get Cheeky: Using a blush brush, swirl on some of the Deck of Scarlet, “LoveSick” blush and blend backwards starting at the apples of your cheeks.
  8. Highlighter Life: Highlighter really amps up a natural daytime look. “Roxstar” is one of my favorite highlighters and it pairs perfectly with “LoveSick.” I tend to be a little extra, so I use a nice fluffy brush, like a flat top foundation brush, and apply a little on my forehead, chin, and cheekbones
  9. Pucker Up: For a nice full lip, use the Deck of Scarlet “Foxy” lip liner to outline around your pout. The formula is super creamy and prevents feathering and bleeding. Then, apply, “Sweat Away” for a deep, versatile look.

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March 8, 2018

Auli’i Cravalho wears Cynthia Rowley & gorjana!

LOS ANGELES, CA – March 8, 2018 – Auli’i Cravalho was photographed wearing Cynthia Rowley & gorjana jewelry to the premiere of Rise last night in NYC. The actress showed off a playful look in Cynthia Rowley’s Rainbow Wallflower Ruffle Dress ($395, accented with gorjanaHarbour Hoops in Gold ($60,
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