May 19, 2018

GADGIT GIRLZ Are Keeping It Covered & Swig Is Keeping It Cold and more.

Lizzie Scarf

Lizzie Scarf

 

GADGIT GIRLZ, Alita & Celeste, are right on target with their Lizzie Skin Wear for “Anti- Lizard skin”.  Chest and neck wrinkles and skin cancer are caused due to excessive sun exposure.  This fabric is UPF 50+ for neck and decolletage sun protection. Wear the Lizzie while enjoying a game of  tennis or golf,  walking your doggie, sitting in the sunny outdoors or just because it looks good on!

This GADGIT GIRLZ scarf has got us  covered. It is one size fits all. The fabric helps keep you cool. It will keep skin dry in hot and active environments. It is treated with MICROBLOK Technology, an anti-microbial that prevents odor and growth of bacteria, fungi and mold for better health and hygiene.  It’s great to know that a small piece of pretty fabric can do so much good. It has a button closure in back and is available in multiple patterns and colors. I posted a photo of my Lizzie on Instagram awhile back and have worn it many times since, most especially when I am gardening. It helps to keep my neck and decolletage from getting bug bites too. Shop Lizzie at GADGIT GIRLZ HERE.

Remember May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Use a sunscreen also. Note also the Lizzie Scarf will keep you warm in the cooler seasons also.

Swig Drink Ware in Hydrangea

Swig Drink Ware in Hydrangea

 

Now, I think it’s time for a Swig . The summer season is right around the corner and we all want a good reusable insulated bottle or tumbler to keep our summer beverages of choice cold. Swig designs are premium, classy, fun and colorful and sweat free drink ware that keep beverages oh so cold, seriously cold ( hot in the winter too, but that’s for another time).

You’ll find an array of drink ware like bottle, tumbler, wine and flute designs. There is even a 12. oz combo cooler. Swig frequently introduces new colors and sizes and featured collections. You will want to follow Swig on Instagram and Facebook for any new additions.

There is much technology behind the Swig drink ware. You can find out about that at their website HERE. You can learn about Tracee Mathes who launched Swig in 2017. You can shop and pick your color. Oh my gosh, the colors are fabulous. You’ll see designs in Pearl, Maroon, Crimson, Orange, Berry, Hydrangia, Ocean, Mint Pink and so much more. There are stainless steel and glitter colors too. Some are designed with a word or a phrase. These are definitely “Worth a Look”. Raise your champagne filled flute to a friend, exchange a word of cheer and take a Swig.

I’ll top this post off with a mention of 4Ocean. The story of 4Ocean can be found HERE . In less than 2 years, 4Ocean has removed 629,942 pounds of trash from the ocean and coastlines. 4Ocean currently operates out of multiple countries and employs over 150 people worldwide. They have cleaned the ocean and coastlines in 27 countries so far.

4Ocean Whale Bracelet

4Ocean Whale Bracelet

 

Right now you can purchase a Whale Bracelet (pictured above) available only through May. So you will need to hurry. It’s $20. It’s a limited edition. When you purchase the 4Ocean Limited Edition Whale Bracelet, 4Ocean will remove one pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines as well as help save whales. Support the 4Ocean cause. The Whale Bracelet is available in partnership with Whale and Dolphin Conservation.

My niece Rachel proudly wears her 4Ocean Coral Restoration Bracelet in support of helping to restore the coral reefs. Find out about The Coral Restoration Foundation HERE.

Check back to the WEBSITE to find out which organization and cause the 4Ocean June partnership will be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 17, 2018

Lay-N-Go, Revisiting Lay-N-Go and a New Video Soon To Come!

Lay-n-Go Pink Chevron

Lay-n-Go 20 inch Pink Chevron

 

LAY-N-GO is a product worth revisiting! It’s a beauty essential. Elizabeth Colen, Fitness Expert and Life Coach, It’s a Glam Thing, featured the Lay-N-Go in a TV segment in Indianapolis a year or so ago.  The presentation was met with much enthusiasm about this simple but “oh so helpful” product.

Elizabeth has prepared a video spotlighting the Lay-N-Go. The video will be available soon. Stay tuned for that.  Elizabeth will showcase the Lay-n-Go® COSMO in Pink Chevron print. It is available in 20 inch, 21 inch, 22 inch and a mini size.

First though, I wanted to give you a refresher on the fabulous Lay-N-Go product.

What is it? ” The Lay-n-Go COSMO is a patented cosmetic bag that allows you to see all of your cosmetics at once, and clean up in seconds. No more digging and dumping in a traditional black hole make up bag. The raised lip keeps make up and brushes from rolling off the counter. The Cosmo is machine washable and wipeable!  Home or away!  Do your daily make up routine at the gym, or in your office, on a clean dry surface. Pull the drawstring cord and the Cosmo cinches completely closed to stow or travel. Pack the Cosmo in your suitcase, tuck it in your overnight bag. The Cosmo conveniently fits anywhere! COSMO is a smart and easy 4-in-1 solution, clean surface, quick cleanup, carryall, and storage.”

Here are some behind the scenes things to know.

  • Amy & Adam Fazackerley founded the company and the Brand.
  • Lay-n-Go’s first product was a play mat!
  • Press features includes product spotlights in ShopSmart, on the Today show, in Real Simple, in Parents magazine, on FOX News and so much more.
  • Did you know that your guy can have his own men’s Lay-n-Go too.

Stay tuned, and we will have a video for you soon! (Pictured below, a few available styles & sizes)

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May 16, 2018

Annie Hatcher Looks Stunning in YBF Cosmetics

Annie Hatcher & ybf Cosmetics

Annie Hatcher & ybf Cosmetics

 

Annie Hatcher looks simply stunning in this photo of her wearing ybf Cosmetics  Lipstick & Lip gloss duo. Annie has prepared a video (at a Florida beach!) of her using the products, describing the shades, explaining why she loves them and more.  Check back soon for the video and in the meantime check out everything Lips at ybf Cosmetics Here.

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May 16, 2018

Hot Tools Professional The CurlBar Set, Steps to Create You Own Glamour Waves

CurlBar Waves

Hot Tools Professional The CurlBar Set can help you achieve waves as those on the lovely model pictured above.
STEP 1: Select the desired barrel for the size of curl you need.
STEP 2: Set the desired temperature according to the hair texture.
STEP 3: Wrap hair around the CurlBar beginning near the handle. Twist the hair with each wrap for spiral curls. The thickness of each curl depends on the density of the hair.
STEP 4: Clip each curl and let the set cool for tighter, longer lasting curls.
STEP 5: Beginning at the nape, release one curl at a time and spread it horizontally without disturbing the wave pattern.
STYLIST TIP: “A proper blowout with a heat protective smoothing cream will prevent frizz in the curls and add shine. Finish each curl with a lightweight spray that holds without stiffness to maintain movement.”
–Detra Smith, Artistic Director for Helen of Troy / Salon Owner

CurlBar steps 1 2

CurlBar steps 3 4

Find Hot Tools items HERE.

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May 15, 2018

Summer Time Hair to Lips and Body to Bras – 5 products that are “Worth a Try””

Sofia Reyes photo from glamour.com

Sofia Reyes photo from glamour.com

 

Summer time,” Hair ” it is. It has been awhile since we have mentioned White Sands . I really don’t know why because White Sands products are always a favorite. So here we are, for summer our editors love the White Sands Infinity Firm Hold Finishing Spray. It’s Humidity proof and I can assure you, use this, you can sweat all day and still have great hair. And, it has UV protection! Note: as with any hair spray/finishing spray, hold the can 10 to 12 inches from hair.  You want hair, not straw! Again, the White Sands brand is a forever favorite.

 

 White Sands Infinity Firm Hold Finishing Spray

Cute beach twists (pictured on Sofia Reyes above) are perfect summer styles. Remember, we want twists Not “tangles”. From Milk & Sass  The Macaron for Hair is an It’s a Glam Thing “Fave”. We love it so much, we featured it on a morning TV segment not too long ago. It’s a detangling hairbrush and compact mirror. The Macaron for Hair works on all hair types. The cover pops on and off to protect the bristles and display the perfect compact mirror.  This is great for untangling wet hair. It also works to untangle dry hair. And, we know that beach hair sometimes needs a good safe detangling before washing. It comes in the cutest colors!

In the summer months I love to wear clear gloss. I am addicted to Plumping Glosses. “Do plumping glosses really work?” I have tried many and I feel, personally, that yes, they can.  The issue is finding on that does. Some are super stingy others are more gentle on the lips. Some are super expensive and others are price friendly. Try Hard Candy Max Pout Plumping Serum. You can get this at Walmart for only $6 in 12 fl. oz. Compare it to Two Faced Deluxe Lip Injection Extreme for $28 in.14 oz.

For first timers or (non invasive) plumping addicts, this works well.  Note, May is skin cancer awareness month so remember, during the day use a lip sunscreen first but if daytime sun is not an issue wear it bare to plump lips instantly and minimize the appearance of lip lines (if you have any). It’s formulated with  hyaluronic acid which does the trick.  Personally, I do have lip lines so I blur the gloss a bit above and below my lips to help out with those lines. At night before bed, I really layer it on and around. It’s available in an array of colors too. You can wear it alone or on top of lipstick. See my tips on layering gloss over lipstick here.

Hard Candy Max Pout

Get your body ready to show off some skin with Brazialian Bod Buff. This soothing scrub and mask is a yellowish gold color formulation with specks of green tiny beads. It smells so fruity good and I feel like I am finger painting when I use it. It can be used as a scrub on wet skin or a mask on dry skin, an all over body mask! If I had only one word to describe the Sol de Janeiro Bod Buff it would be “amazing”, wait “fun”, and “smoothing”. Ok, so one word won’t do. Use it for, as it says on the packaging, “Touch-me-now Brazilian Babe Skin”. This is a product that I will not part with even though my niece asked sweetly.

Right now, we are loving the Bra Bridge Breast Shape Enhancer. If you want more support, more cleavage, less support, less cleavage, depending on your outfit, your mood, or the occasion, the  Bra Bridge will get the job done. It’s easy to use, really, I tried one. I plan on using the nude/beige Bra Bridge tonight with a pretty floral print on a desert sand background with lace top.  I need just a bit more support for this top to look as pretty as it should. These are great to control bouncing at the gym or dance class too.

Bra Bridge

 

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May 14, 2018

Dynamikos Brand of Eye Wear, the Praise Keeps Coming

Dynamikos brand of eye wear. Reference original posting here: http://itsaglamthing.com/2018/05/07/dynamikos-brand-eye-wear-many-stories-tell/

Orian Rose Gold Dynamakis Aviator Sunglasses

Orian Rose Gold Dynamakis Aviator Sunglasses

 

I promised previously that I would share my favorite style of Dynamikos Sunglasses. Orian Rose Gold! (pictured on model above. photo taken from dynamikos.com).

Brown or Bronze lenses have been my lens colors of choice with a grey pair here and there. The Dynamikos gradient Rose color totally grabbed my attention. I needed a change in the accessory department this year. New Sunglasses, sunnies, shades, whatever you may call them, are always a great confidence booster. The Orian Rose Gold style boosts mine to the moon! Here is some info on this design provided by the Dynamikos website:

Specs and Material & Warranty and Care

  • Transform your world with rose-colored aviator-style luxury eye wear. Hand-crafted in Japan, these rose-gold sunglasses feature a tortoise accent brow bar and temples. Take flight.
    • Frame Fit: Wide to Wide
    • Material: Metal
    • Measurements: 61-14-136
    • Hinge: 3 barrel
    • Lens: 100% UV and UVB protected, scratch resistant, CR-39/li>
    • Lens color: Rose gradient
  • We stand behind our promise of quality. If a manufacturing defect arises within one year of ownership, we will replace the frames or lenses free of charge upon verification of the defect. Learn more about our warranty here.Sunglasses collect tiny particles of sand, ocean salt, pool chemicals, lotion, and sweat. These elements can wear down your eye wear over time. Rinse with clean water and wipe dry with a microfiber cloth on a regular basis.

You will notice the lenses provide 100% UV and UVB protection . That means that the glasses protect your eyes from both UVA and UVB radiation. This Aviator style and size protects not only my eyes but the delicate skin around my eyes. These lens provide a clear, sharp and satisfying image.

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. I would like to take some time to mention a few things we should know about cancer in and around the eyes and how it can be prevented.

The Eyelids are highly susceptible to Skin Cancer. According to skincancer.org, the upper and lower eyelids, eyebrow, inner and outer junction of the eyelid and lid margins are all susceptible.

Make sure your sunglasses are of sufficient size to shield the eyes, eyelids, and surrounding areas. The more skin you cover, the better.

The link between sunlight and eye melanomas is not proven, but some doctors think that sunglasses do reduce eye melanoma risk.

Where your sunglasses year round, even when there is no visible sun.

For tips on things like “Finding the best style to flatter your face”, visit the Dynamikos Journal HERE.

The Dynamikos experience has been a great one.  Thank you Dayna Lee Cornelius and team.

 

 

 

 

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May 13, 2018

Style & Co., a Clothing Brand “Worth a Look”

Style & Co. Peplum Top at Amazon

Style & Co. Peplum Top at Amazon

 

Style & Co. at the close out store.

I recently checked out a close-out retailers women’s clothing section.  The round clothing racks were bunched together and not very organized. They, actually, were barely organized at all. I walked among them slowly and with a plan of attack.

I narrowed styles I would explore down by color; white, ivory, black, navy blue and by style; short sleeve and sleeveless. No buttons.  Into about  the second half hour of looking, I found a top by Style & Co.  It was priced fantastically at $9.99. I grabbed it and carried it to the register without looking any further. (image above)

I wore it the next day with a pair of Black Danskin Yoga Pants. My pant of choice these days. The top can nicely be styled up or down.

My mom loved it and suggested I try to find another one, maybe in navy blue.  I  did not feel like hitting the close out store again.  I, instead, searched on line and found another of the Layered Look Scoop Neck Top, (pictured below in black), the same style but in Navy Blue as my mom suggested. It was priced at a little over $20 on Amazon.  I purchased it quickly.  It was the last one in size medium. I never got to experience the fit in a size small but the medium seemed to do just fine. The top was delivered to me  two days later (which is today). I am as happy with it as I was with the close out store purchase.

The Style & Co. top has a few descriptions on Amazon. They each vary a little. Here is one:

  • Knit: cotton; woven: rayon
  • Scoop neckline
  • Peplum ruffle hem
  • Sleeveless
  • Machine washable

 

I wanted to share this brand with those who have not heard of it and a reminder to those who have.  It is available at Macy’s stores also and is “worth a look”.

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May 10, 2018

Vogue and W Magazine noted Keltie Knight’s one-of-a-kind Anna Wintour earrings

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Keltie Knight attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Keltie Knight attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Vogue and W Magazine noted that Keltie Knight’s one-of-a-kind Anna Wintour earrings were scene stealers at Monday’s Met Gala. With rumors swirling that this might be Wintour’s last year with Vogue, and thus her last year hosting the Met Gala, Keltie and jewelry designer Courtney Prince decided to honor her  and the earrings are now available for auction on Charity Buzz.

These custom earrings feature a hand embroidered 3 dimensional rendering of Ms. Wintour’s visage with Swarovski crystals and hand painted floral detailing. 100% of the proceeds from the auction of the Anna earrings will be given to Doloris Petunia’s Flower Girls charity of choice, Camfed, an international non-profit dedicated to empowering girls and women through education.

Keltie Knight is an Emmy-winning television personality and Entertainment correspondent. She has been a correspondent and weekend co-host of CBS’s The Insider, and co-anchored CBS’s broadcasting of national events such as the Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Grammy Awards Red Carpet. Knight was able to combine her entertainment and entrepreneurial expertise into a podcast she co-created and co-hosts, The LadyGang. With millions of millennial women downloading the show every week and after debuting at #8 on the iTunes podcast charts, the show remains in the top 100 podcasts in the world. A television series surrounding Knight and her co-hosts Becca Tobin and Jac Vanek has been picked up at E!. Knight is frequently seen contributing on The Talk, CNN, HLN, and and as a moderator for Vanity Fair. Keltie is a staple on every major red carpet, with best dressed mentions in Vogue, Elle, Glamour, US Weekly, People Stylewatch and The New York Times.

Designer Courtney Prince has been in the fashion business for over a decade, creating bespoke accessories and hand-crafted jewelry for those who have a pulse on fashion from Selena Gomez and Heidi Klum to influencers, counting Chiara Ferragni and other top bloggers as early fans. From Vogue to NY Times fashion, Prince’s designs have graced the pages of the top publications. Courtney Prince is also the Creative Director of world renown Doloris Petunia Flower Girls.

 
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May 9, 2018

Dona Bela SHREDS Created With Textile Remnants

Dona Bela Shreds!  I had to post the above photo before continuing because I love this design (ClassicLT CLT-8028). I wear scarves a lot.  Lately, throughout winter, the styles I have worn have been big and bulky, faux fur, infinity, snood, pocket scarves, shawls and chunky knits.  Everyone of them I love and choose with great thought and consideration of my moods, wardrobe, temperature variations and winter skin tone. I feel lost when I put them away until next season. I depend on scarves as a wardrobe staple.

This Spring season, I have packed away my wardrobe of cold weather scarves and replaced them with a few (at least for now) of Dona Bela Shreds. I have some scarves from years past and, of course, I will purchase  a few more for this Spring and Summer season. Bela Dona Shreds are so unique and are actually referred to as neck wear. I like that. The brand has a fabulous story behind it. The one of a kind designs are created with refurbished textile remnants. These designs provide a thoughtful & unique model for sustainability. You can read more about the mission of the Dona Bela Shreds site right HERE.

Dona Bela Shreds fit my lifestyle. For Spring and Summer, I am most comfortable in a fitted T, a Denim or Khaki Capri  and a “throw on and go” scarf. I wear some flats or a cute wedge sandal, my favorite Dynamikos sunglasses and a cross-body bag. I’ll bring along a cute stylist jacket for a chilly night.

Take a look at a few more Dona Bela Shreds Designs below and let me know what you think or better yet, check out the website, the sale items, take a peak at the brand’s Instagram page and order for yourself and, or a friend. You won’t be disappointed.

Dona Bela Shreds Neckwear

Dona Bela Shreds

dona bela shreds neckwear

 

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May 8, 2018

Kate Bosworth at The Met Gala Hair Styled By Celebrity Hairstylist, Michael Silva

Kate Bosworth at The Met Gala

Kate Bosworth at The Met Gala

 

At The Met Gala 2018 celebrity hairstylist, Michael Silva x Cricket Co. Tools styled Kate Bosworth’s hair for the red carpet by creating a sculpted rose chignon with a cross part. Michael’s clients also include Megan Markle, The Kardashians, and Ashley Graham. See below for step-by-step and details:

“I saw the dress and immediately thought of the iconic sculpted hair that you see within catholic sculptures and paintings” – Michael Silva, Celebrity Hairstylist

Look: Sculpted rose chignon with a cross part

Inspiration: Heavenly Bodies Met Gala theme and Kate’s Oscar de la Renta dress along with it’s veil.

Step By Step

  1. Wash and condition the hair, add setting gel along with a good serum and detangled the hair using the  Cricket Co. Ultra Smooth Coconut Detangler Comb 
  2. Using a paddle brush and  Cricket Co. Ultra Smooth Coconut Detangler Comb dry the hair section by section
  3. Create a center part, and part hair horizontally leaving out small section of hair in the front to create a cross shaped part using the Silkomb Pro-55 Wide Toothed Rattail 
  4. Secure hair tightly in a pony tail using elastic string, wrapping it around the pony tail and tying
  5. Split pony tail hair into 4 sections and use a high heat flat iron like Cricket Co. Centrix Ceramic Styling Iron
  6. Saturate the hair with gel and wrap each sectionaround the ponytail center to create a sculpted bun.
  7. Using a good high heat flatiron create an S wave/finger wave style with the small section of hair at the front, next saturate the hair with styling gel like R+Co strong hold gel and lay each section flat sculpting it toward the forehead, down and back towards the ear on each side with the Silkomb Pro-55 Wide Toothed Rattail 
  8. Last, use white setting paper to secure shape while drying and apply a heavy coat of hair spray to set the style

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