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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, www.danielpatrick.us 
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March 12, 2018

SALLY HANSEN’S NEW INSTA-DRI NAIL COLOR

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

image: bowlero.com

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 www.bowlerocorp.com/designourshoes. 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, www.donnamizani.com).
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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 Walmart.com . 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, www.cynthiarowley.com) accented with gorjanaHarbour Hoops in Gold ($60, www.gorjana.com).
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March 8, 2018

5 Facts You Must Know About Preventing Dental Problems

Dental issues affect everyone from adults, teens, and children. The major cause of tooth decay is a sticky film called plaque which is basically a pile of bacteria that forms on teeth after taking sugary foods. If you don’t deal with the plaque in good time, the bad bacteria start producing acids that eventually attack the enamel. And that is how a dental starts to form. If the gums recede away from the teeth in conjunction with increased prevalence of periodontal disease, the roots of your teeth become exposed to the plaque. Note that the roots are protected by cementum which is softer than the enamel hence are more prone to deterioration and very sensitive to temperature changes. This article shows how you can avoid these dental problems including how to properly use a toothbrush.

  • Brush twice a day to deter cavity formation

After taking a meal, a super sticky film starts to coat your teeth’s surface with bacteria. This plaque not only sticks to the front but also in between, back, side, and underneath gums. You can always feel it with your teeth. If you brush your teeth properly with the best electric toothbrush, two times in a day, you will get rid of the plaque thereby minimizing the risk of cavities and gum diseases.  

  • Do not brush too hard

Applying too much pressure when brushing can cause gum recession. Brushing harder is not the right way to remove food debris as it wears out the outer surface as well as the gums. Think about brushing like using sandpaper; the more pressure applied, the harder it scrapes off the surface. Don’t forget that your teeth wear off as you age so you don’t have to put them through another ordeal of hard brushing that exposes your sensitive roots. You better buy a toothbrush with soft bristles and brush in gentle circles when you reach the gum line.

  • Avoid starch and sugars

Sugars are foods for the bacteria that decay your enamel to create cavities. When starch is metabolized in your mouth, the bacteria feed on it and an acid is released which is not good for your teeth. So, any time you munch sweet bites or drink processed sodas and iced coffee, you are eating for two- you and the bacteria found in plaque. Avoiding sugars is a bit challenging because they are also found in fruits which still need for healthy gums. Some of the best foods for your teeth include dairy products, meat, and non-acidic veggies. If you eat sugars without brushing in between, you are accelerating the rate of dental decay in your mouth.

Every time you take in these junks, you create a conductive environment for the bacteria that attack your teeth since they use the food residues to thrive. Give your mouth a break from acidic attacks by adapting to a 4-meal nutrition plan every day. If you have to take coffee and sweet drinks, finish them within 30 minutes and then switch to water. Keep in mind that how often you eat has a huge impact on teeth decay.

  • Floss your teeth every morning

The plaque builds up at night as well so it is a great idea to floss your teeth in the morning. Even if you brush every night and feel clean when you wake up, the plaque continues to coat the teeth. This is especially important if you breathe through your mouth during sleep, something a dries up saliva. You can brush before or after breakfast; the idea is to eliminate the bacteria that grows overnight.

  • Always keep your mouth wet

Mouth dryness is one of the reasons that the bacteria grow fast. Saliva is critical as far as teeth cleaning and fighting cavities go. It washes away food residues and contains anti-bacterial qualities that neutralize the negative effects of the acids produced by the bacteria. So, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that saliva repairs and restores healthy teeth. If you have a dry mouth problem, which results from a medical condition, you need extra protection e.g. drinking a lot of water or using saliva-boosting rinses. There is also certain toothpaste in the market that may help prevent a dry mouth condition.  

These dental care tips apply to kids too. Pass on to them so they can escape chronic childhood diseases. Make it a habit to check with a dentist for screening and suggestions on how to avoid oral cancer. A routine check-up is the first defense against dental illnesses. Are you aware that dental problems can affect your entire health? If left untreated, gum diseases such as gingivitis advance to serious diseases characterized by bone loss. Be sure to brush your teeth with soft-bristled toothbrush, floss, and eat gum-friendly meals.

 

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March 8, 2018

It’s the Luck of the Irish from Hard Candy Cosmetics

Strike gold this St. Patrick’s Day with the Hard Candy St. Patrick’s Day Collection made complete with the Metal Glaze Liquid Metallic Foil, Just Glow Baked Highlighting Trio and the Stroke of Gorgeous Long Wear Eye Liner Pencil.  Call it the luck of the Irish because this collection of products in shimmering gold will leave the skin feeling fabulous, radiant and glowing.

Hard Candy Metal Glaze Liquid Metallic Foil, $5

A cooling, ultra lush metallic liquid you can wear over brows, eyes and lips

Infused with coconut water for hydration, this intense foil is smudge proof, budge proof and offers p to 12 hours of wear

Hard Candy Just Glow Baked Highlighting Trio, $9

Wear one baked powder at a time or mix and layer for custom color

Apply to the bridge of your nose, brow bone, under eyes and top of skin and blend in

Hard Candy Stroke of Gorgeous Long Wear Eyeliner Pencil, $5

Dynamic eye pencil glides color on that lasts all day

Easily apply powerful, vibrant color that stays soft for blending and then dries to a long alsting finish that will not budge

The Hard Gold Metal Glaze Liquid Metallic Foil, Just Glow Baked Highlighting Trio, and Stroke of Gorgeous Gold Eyeliner is available at Walmart and Walmart.com.

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