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October 1, 2018

Dr. Christopher Zoumalan (Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon) Revolutionary Scar Healing Cream SKINUVA

Dr. Christopher Zoumalan (Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon) Revolutionary Scar Healing Cream SKINUVA

 

Skinuva Scar Therapy

 

Everybody has something that they don’t like about themselves. For me, it’s my scars. I have mild cystic acne scarring and surgery scars. Some I embrace. Some I hate.

People tell me that they only notice the cystic acne scars when I draw their attention to them. I still want them to go away.  Others tell me that my very noticeable skin cancer surgery scar is pretty. That particular scar is on my decolletage area. I think that one is pretty too!

The cystic acne scarring goes back to my teen years when pimples weren’t trending. Dr. Sandra Lee aka Dr. Pimple Popper, with millions and millions of social media followers, was not around to give the world a better understanding of how to take care of acne and to create awareness of this sometimes devastating skin condition.

My second round of scarring is a result of a Laparoscopy. Those “small” incisions, were not so small after all!

Lastly, the years of cumulative damage caused by UV radiation caused my one pretty skin cancer scar and two not so pretty ones.  But, hey, I am alive to talk about them!

With my acne, I was too young to think about the long term effects of my pimple popping. When I had the laparoscopy surgery, I thought the scars would fade after time. They didn’t. The skin cancer surgery scars range in age from 2 years to 15 years. It was not until just that 2 years ago that I realized there are skin therapy products to minimize scars.

If you are looking at healing post-surgery or simply want to minimize any scar damage try  Skinuva Scar Therapy.

For the last twenty years advancements in the effectiveness of scar creams has barely changed which is why Skinuva Scar Therapy is so different.

By applying it twice a day for a minimum of three months Skinuva can help improve the appearance of scars twice as effectively as silicone cream. A silicone cream by my understanding moisturizes, reduces scar itching and protects the wounded/scarred area. Where as Skinuva scar Therapy uses selective growth factors help improve the appearance of scars.

It can be sued effectively under sunscreen which is very important to me. Remember using it sporadically won’t get the job done. Use it as directed for a minimum of three months.

Skinuva Scar Therapy is founded by Dr Christopher Zoumalan MD FACS, a renowned Beverly Hills-based Board-Certified Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, who is an expert in healing and eye surgery. He has spent the past several years investigating wound healing and how to best manage surgical scars in his patients that undergo surgery.

I am sure you will be hearing more about Dr. Zoumalan here at It’s a Glam Thing.

Skinuva Scar Therapy is available at http://www.skinuva.com/ in two sizes; 30mL/1fl. Oz  ($60.00) and 50mL/1.7fl. Oz ($90.00).

Be sure to check out Dr. Zoumalan using Skinuva to help improve a patient with severe scarring on the Doctor’s TV HERE.

Purchase at http://www.skinuva.com

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October 1, 2018

Fizz Boom Bath Tangerine Tempter Bath Bomb. Make It Yourself!

Fizz Boom Bath!

 

Fizz Boom Bath! We love to eat ripe tangerines in the Fall. Isabel Bercaw and Caroline Bercaw, co-authors of Fizz Boom Bath! teach us how to make a “Splash” this Fall with a Tangerine Tempter Bomb for a fun and luxurious bath time!

 

Tangerine Tempter

 

Tangerine Tempter (Page 21)

 

MAKES 3–4 BOMBS

 

WHO DOESN’T LOVE THE TANGY FRAGRANCE OF A FRESH, RIPE TANGERINE? THIS VIBRANT FIZZER WILL HAVE YOU CANCELING YOUR EVENING PLANS IN FAVOR OF A SOAK!

 

2¼ CUPS (497 G) BAKING SODA

1¼ CUPS (288 G) GRANULAR CITRIC ACID

¼ CUP (24 G) CORNSTARCH

¾ CUP (180 ML) OIL

1 TEASPOON TANGERINE FRAGRANCE

½ TEASPOON ORANGE LIQUID COLOR

3–4 SPHERE-SHAPED MOLDS

 

1 In a large bowl, mix together the baking soda, citric acid, and cornstarch, and divide into two equal parts.

 

2 Separately, combine the oil and fragrance, and divide into two equal parts, coloring half orange and leave the other half uncolored.

 

3 Add the oil mixtures to each batch of dry ingredients and combine.

 

4 Mix each batch separately with your hands until each mixture becomes the consistency of wet sand. Wash and dry your hands between each mixing segment. (If you don’t like to get your hands messy, you can wear rubber gloves for this part.) The more vigorous your mixing style, the better the ingredients will be distributed, so don’t be shy. Five minutes of stirring, compressing, and kneading should do the trick.

 

5 As you press the mixture into the molds, gently swirl the orange and white mixes together with a spoon handle.

 

6 Press the mold halves together and let the bombs dry for 24–48 hours.

 

7 Once they are completely dry, remove them carefully from the molds. If you only have one mold, you can also gently remove the bombs as you make them and lay them out to dry on a flat surface. Try not to touch them until they harden.

The team at It’s a Glam Thing recommends Fizz Boom Bath! in hard cover for a holiday gift!

Fizz Boom Bath © 2018 by Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc. Da Bomb is a registered trademark of Da Bomb, LLC. “Sisterpreneurs” is a trademark of Da Bomb, LLC. Photography: Evi Abeler. First published in 2018 by Rock Point, an imprint of The Quarto Group 142 West 36th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10018 USA.

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October 1, 2018

Scandic Line Smoothing Serum with Chamomile. It’s On Our Skincare A-List!

Scandic Skincare by Scandic Beauty,  Swedish luxury skincare, recently shared their Ung / Young Line Smoothing Serum with us. Not only is this an A-List skincare product but the dispenser bottle is so pretty in a lovely powder blue hued container. The dropper applicator is another plus. We love the dropper for dispensing the perfect amount and for better beauty hygeine.

 

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Here is what is noted on the website about the Ung / Young Line Smoothing Serum.

“Restore Firm Revitalize. ‘Ung’ serum mimics the firming, skin tightening effects of snake venom (BOTOX®-like) effect- without the snake venom. The power of four potent peptides provides immediate and long-term firming and reduction of wrinkles.  It also provides the naturally soothing effects of Chamomile, Lavender and Orange peel oils, along with a plethora of botanicals to nourish the skin back to health and youthfulness. Excellent for all skin types – including sensitive skin.”

The price is $85 and let us tell you that it is definitely worth this price. I don’t know how many drops are in the jar but it seems like an endless amount.

I personally love that it goes on smoothly with no stinging or irritation. I use it twice a day. On my face and neck and decolletage. My upper lip lines are bothersome to me and my neck is starting to get some wrinkles and is a bit crepey.

The Ung / Young Line Smoothing Serum seems to be the start of something great for my skin!  The other gals here got to try a dab of the serum but I snatched it up super quickly for myself!  Thank goodness I did.

All of the products in the line are  vegan and free of animal testing, gluten, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, and SLS’s.

You can pair Ung with Klar, Ren, and Skön or Naturlig so you really want to spend some time learning about all the products on the Website.

Use this chart to find the best product to target your specific skin concerns – CLICK HERE

For best results choose a cleanser, a pre-serum, a serum and a moisturizer.

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October 1, 2018

HellCat Maggie’s Launching Today! The First Whole-Plant CBD Skincare Line In The US

Hellcat Maggie’s Founder, Maggie Glover, shares some exciting news!

 

Hell Cat Maggie's Crystal Clearing Crystal Ball with Face Oil Moisturizer

HellCat Maggie’s Crystal Clearing Crystal Ball with Face Oil Moisturizer

 

I’m Maggie Glover, previous sufferer of bad skin, and founder of Hellcat Maggie’s – the first whole-plant CBD skincare line in the US made specifically for problematic complexions that use organic, non-comedogenic ingredients. Unfortunately, most skincare products are packed with ingredients that clog pores and cover up the symptoms, rather than treating a bad complexion. A few years ago, I had a terrible breakout unlike anything I had ever had before. Though I was used to monthly hormonal pimples on my chin and annoying clusters of clogged pores here and there, this breakout covered my cheeks, forehead, and nose. Suddenly, I had the face of a teenager – except I was 32, and I also had the beginnings of fine lines and wrinkles. I teamed up with my dermatologist and aesthetician to find out exactly what works, and why most beauty products out there are missing critical ingredients.

I created a CBD skincare line fully compliant with federal and state legislation. Hellcat Maggie’s is 9-free – so no formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, camphor, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, parabens, or acetone.  We work with small farms to secure high CBD hemp plants that are grown organically without any pesticides or synthetic substances, and all sourced hemp plants are tested and confirmed to contain less than 0.3% THC.

The team here at It’s a Glam Thing is anxious to give these products a try.

Congratulations Maggie!

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September 30, 2018

Echo celebrated 95 years of print, pattern and color with style star Natalie Lim Suarez.

Echo celebrated 95 years of print, pattern and color with style star Natalie Lim Suarez.

Natalie Lim Suarez

Natalie Lim Suarez

 

Last Thursday at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street in NYC, Echo celebrated 95 years of print, pattern and color with style star Natalie Lim Suarez(@NatalieOffDuty) and declared  September 27th, the first ever National Scarf Day!

There are over 1,500 national days. Let National Scarf Day be one of your favorite days to celebrate style in 2019 and each year to come!

#nationalscarfday #echonewyork

Link to sitehttps://www.echodesign.com/

Link to calendarhttps://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-scarf-day-september-27/

 

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September 28, 2018

Post Summer Blues? Neuropsychologist with 5 Things to Do to Boost Your Mood This Fall

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For many people the end of summertime means back to school and back to the grind. Companies launch into their 4th quarter which means the summer slack off season is done and it’s time to get serious as we close out the end of the year. Between the dip in temperatures, shorter days, work and family demands, it’s no wonder people feel sad to part with summer. We connected with Dr. Sanam Hafeez, Neuropsychologist and Teaching Faculty at Columbia University in New York City to explain why people get the post summer blues. We also offer some things to do to boost the mood as we say goodbye to summer and hello to fall.

  1. Ease into the routine.

A lot of people expect to hit the ground running immediately after Labor Day. Allow yourself a solid two weeks to a full month to get back into the swing of your fall routine. You can’t expect to go from a more relaxed summer mindset into a rushed pace. “A lot of people make the mistake of going from summer ease to fall hustle and they end up running themselves down leading to a cold. You want to get a realistic handle on the fall routine and make decisions about how much to take on. Planning ahead helps,” explains Dr. Hafeez.

  1. Go outside and play anyway!

The fall means a break in humidity and beautiful crisp air. It’s common to go from 80-degree temperatures to mid 60’s within a month. You can still enjoy your deck, barbecuing, reading in a lounge chair, having a catch in the yard, or going for a walk in nature. “Get outdoors and avoid spending weekends in hibernation which only makes people feel lethargic and depressed,” advises Dr. Hafeez who has been featured on national TV talking about Seasonal Affective Disorder.

  1. Get things done that you put off during summer.

Before the weather takes a turn for the cold and holiday hustle ensues, take advantage of the cooler fall temperatures by tending to things like, auto repairs, home projects, pet care, medical visits, and financial assessments. “When we make a decision to accomplish things we’ve put off and then follow through, we feel more in control and this reduces stress,” explains Dr. Hafeez. Something as simple as taking a few hours to tidy up the yard, clean out the garage, get rid of clothes can elevate the mood.

  1. Recap the summer with a look back at photos and gratitude.

At the end of each season it’s such a great ritual to do a recap. Look back into your social media feeds for the photos posted and memories made. Consider creating a summer photo album with highlights from vacations, pool days, family barbecues, weddings and any other fun that was had.

  1. Start brainstorming next summer’s vacation and must-do activities.

“You really want to move into a forward-thinking mindset instead of longing for the past. This summer is over and another one will come. Brainstorming with the family on where to go next, is a fun way to get excited about what’s ahead. When we think about possibilities it elevates our mood so grab an issue of a travel magazine and get inspired,” suggests Dr. Hafeez.

  1. When in doubt, get a makeover!

Nothing elevates the mood more than a day of primping and prepping. When we are putting the summer clothes away and pulling out the fall clothes we get to edit our wardrobes and make a list of the new things we want to add. Shopping for new clothes isn’t just limited to the kids heading back to school. A new hair color or style can also mark the start of a new season in a fun new way. “Self-care isn’t limited to meditation, juicing and massages. Finding that perfect fall jacket, shoes, new shades of cosmetics can do a lot to lift spirits,” Dr. Hafeez shares.

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 Instagram @drsanamhafeez or www.comprehendthemind.com

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September 28, 2018

Styling Tips to make you Taller in Your Casual Kurtis

If you consider yourself short, then there are an instance when thinking about what to wear, you may wish that you were just a few inches tall. If you love Indian wears, and you are under 5″4, you may find it challenging to find the right sizes of casual kurtis for your daily use. However, you should not let this temporary challenge in your way of getting most from your dressings.

There are a few tips and tricks you can use to create an illusion of height and rock any attire just as if you were actually of that height. Discussed herein are a few of the tricks you can use to style kurtis and look as great just as you would have if you were just a few inches taller.

Use slimmer palazzo pants to pair your kurti

Let your kurti and bottoms have the same color shades

The first tip to create an illusion of height for your casual-kurti is to pair it with slimmer palazzo pants. One thing you will appreciate about these pants in addition to making you look taller is that they are always in season all the time and you can’t also ignore the fact that they are smart, trendy and will suit most body types. Irrespective of your height, you will most certainly appear taller than you actually are with these pants.

If you create a strong contrast between your bottom and your kurti, it will be easy for people to quickly notice where the kurti ends, and this will not aid in helping you look taller since people can easily gauge your height from the height of the kurti. In as much as you may be uncomfortable in keeping the two in the same color family because you have a range of option to work with, it is one of the best ways to create an illusion of height.

With a solid color for both the kurti and the bottom, it is easy to create a vertical line in your frame which will easily fool people that you are taller. Also, ensure that both the kurti and the bottom will be of the right fit and if possible, you should consider colors such as purple, red, grey, navy blue, and black. You will never go wrong with these colors.

Use medium flared skirts for the bottom

Many ladies may not think of this as a good idea, but when you want to create illusions of height, with or without kurtis, flared skirts will always get the job done. With kurtis, consider a medium flared skirt with a straight kurti that terminates just below your knees. With such a setup, you will appear to have a petite frame which will create an illusion of height and it will also contribute towards your edgy looks.

Pair your kurti with slim pants

It is a fact that irrespective of your height, slim pants will always make you appear taller than you actually are, and this is one of the best ways you can use to look taller in casual-kurti if you are vertically challenged. All you have to do is to take your kurti then have it together with slim pants which will help to create a straight line in your vertical, thus making you appear taller. The best kurti for pulling this look should be the straight designs.

Use kurtis with elongated patterns

Kurtis will elongated patterns are very good in creating illusions of height compared to those with horizontal strips. While you shop and you wish to get kurti for more height, go for those with vertical plackets or those with vertical strips. Other than creating an illusion of more height, they will also make you look fuller if you had a slim or a petite frame.

Go for V-necks over mandarin collars

It is surprising that you can also use the shape of the kurti collar to create an illusion of height, though so many people never think of this. V-necks has a way of making you look taller, and this is a universal fact has been accepted all over the world. This is because V-necks make the neck to appear elongated unlike neck shapes such as mandarins which will make you look shorter since they are very close to the neck.

Don’t be afraid of wearing heels

Heels are being used be several short people all the time to create illusions of height, and if you are short and you wanted to appear tall in your casual kurtis, then despite every other thing we have talked about, you should never be afraid to rock your heels. The heels will add you a few inches which will not only make you taller but also give you some nice and stylish looks despite your height.

To completely nail it with heels in creating an illusion of height, consider going for straight kurtis that flatters your frame. If you are not comfortable with pencil heels, consider wedges or platforms that will come along with style and comfort.

Use a skinny belt on your waist

Broad belts are known to divide the body into half and this will without a doubt make you look shorter. Skinny belts, on the other hand, will not create any division and will help to define your waist without necessarily diving your body into two parts. The belt you opt for, however, should share the same color with your kurti because you don’t want it attracting unnecessary attention to where people should not be focusing.

Go for minimal accessories

The other trick to make you appear taller in your casual kurtis is to consider very minimal accessories. As usual, less is always more when it comes to getting your accessories right. It is important that you avoid things like chokers, oversized necklaces, or any form of danglers. For the best looks, consider light jewelry such as sleek chains paired with matching pendants. You can also consider a pair of studs and a very trendy clutch bag to complete the casual look.  However, if you want to see things as they really are with the best affordable prices, you can visit stylecaret.

 

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September 27, 2018

Adore your Skincare, I Adore Mine!


I don’t routinely use neck creams. Whatever moisturizer I am using, I will use on my neck and chest. I recently found a neck cream that I really enjoy and have been using it consistently which is rare for me. Adore Cosmetics offers  Performer Sculpting Neck Serum. I loved the feel of it from the fist application almost 3 months ago. I really needed a good neck cream. My neck is a little saggy and has lots of fine lines. I knew from the start the sagginess would not go away but if he fine lines were minimized, I would feel much better.

I applied Performer Sculpting Neck Serum morning and night (just a drop) and I can honestly say the fine lines have minimized which surprised me, but it did work. My neck is not perfect, but to me, it looks much better.

Not only did Performer Sculpting Neck Serum  diminish the appearance fine lines in my neck and décolletage area, it gave me an overall  appearance of a younger looking neck. Performer Sculpting Neck Serum has a pleasant scent. It is also very high end so thankfully,  just a drop covers my neck completely.

What makes Performer Sculpting Neck Serumso unique?

The key to Performer Sculpting Neck Serum success is their patented plant stem cell formula. The exclusive Plant Stem Cell formula provides your skin with a smooth texture. “We amplify this nutrient’s action with Vitamin E to freshen the skin. Allantoin hydrates dry skin, while Pro-Vitamin B5 moisturizes and plumps the appearance of the skin. Extracts of chamomile, green tea and other botanicals soothe and refresh skin”. “Stem cells have shown great potential to treat critical conditions like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. Adore Cosmetics uses the same type of technology for beauty using stem cells found in organic fruits and vegetables.”

Consistency is the key for best results. Learn more about Adore cosmetics here:  adorecosmetics.com/pages/about-us

 

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September 27, 2018

Lavaa Lashes – Cardi B’s Go-To Lashes!

Whether you want lashes that WOW! or lashes with a more subtle look, consider Lavaa Lashes.  Lavaa Lashes are luxury cruelty free mink lashes. Their lashes last up to 30 wears and have a lash style for every personality.  They also offer faux lashes made of synthetic fibres that is vegan and lasts 10-15 wears!

Cardi B is among one of her famous fans – the rapper recently wore the Mischief Lashes in her Ring and Taki Taki videos, as well as wearing to numerous events and adding to her day to day looks.

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September 26, 2018

Abbie Cornish Wears Accessory Concierge & LIVEN CO.

Abbie Cornish was photographed wearing Accessory Concierge and LIVEN CO. at the premiere of A Star is Born at The Shine Auditorium in Los Angeles last night. The actress accessorized her all white look in Accessory Concierge’s Gold Linear Cuff ($30, www.accessoryconcierge.com) and LIVEN CO.’s Crescent Moon and Star Pave Post Earrings ($350, www.livenco.com).
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