July 26, 2017

4 Epic Romantic Cruise Ideas to Make Your Vacation Together Memorable

You’ve made arrangements for a romantic cruise vacation to escape from it all with your beloved – now what? There are a number of ways of customizing your cruise in a way that makes sure you two are the focal point of your whole trip.

If finding a way of isolating yourselves onboard becomes problematic because of numerous other passengers, here are four ideas to make it feel as though you’re the only people on the cruise vacation.

Enjoy a couple’s massage at the spa

When you’re unwinding with a romantic partner that you deeply love, relaxation can take on a sensual dimension. Take advantage of the spa offerings on your cruise ship and enjoy a couple’s massage, private hot tubs or saunas, and perhaps VIP villas where you can spend an entire day leisurely lounging.

Arrange for a day on a private island

If the romance is unmistakable when you feel like you have a small corner of an island all to yourselves, how much more exclusive would it feel if you and your beloved spend a good part of the day alone on an island? When you want to avoid the beaches crowded with families, you might want to consider boarding a cruise ship that has its own private island.

Splurge on a special celebration

You might want to celebrate a special milestone in your relationship or you may simply want to have a little spontaneous fun together. Either way, arranging for a special event on a cruise boat will certainly make it memorable.

Most cruise services, including thamesdinnercruise.co.uk, have special romance offers including roses, chocolate-covered strawberries and sparkling wine delivered to your room. Bubbles, flowers and cakes definitely inject flair into the special occasion, so consider making them a part of your quiet evening together on the romantic cruise.

Or to make an even bolder statement, arrange for a ceremony for getting married or renewing your vows during the cruise. Do some research and shop for cruises that offer special proposal packages if you’re planning on getting engaged while on vacation. One great idea would be finding a private location that features a photographer and event coordinator.

Have a course-by-course dinner on your balcony

You can arrange for a nice candlelit dinner with a two-top in the cruise ship’s main dining room if you and your significant other are okay with dining with the masses. However, the thought of trying to enjoy each other’s company while in a crowd is not always appealing.

Rather than dine out with the rest of the passengers, treat yourself and your romantic partner to a special multicourse gourmet dinner without having to step foot outside your cabin. A majority of luxury cruise lines can provide you and your spouse with a complete course anywhere on the ship, including your balcony, at no extra charge.

With careful planning, a bit of research and a lot of love, you can organize for the most unforgettable romantic vacation with your and the love of your life.

Bio:

Tracy A. Damon has worked as a cruise ship manager in the vacation industry for 13 years and has written numerous articles and blog posts on topics related to cruise vacations. Learn more about romantic cruise dinners at thamesdinnercruise.co.uk.

 

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July 25, 2017

Make a Splash at the Beach This Summer – Seven Cosmetic Procedures That Will Get You Swimsuit Ready

 

Swimsuit season can be a reason to show off the body in an itsy bitsy bikini or grab the terrycloth cover-up.  Suddenly, those spider veins, bulges and sagging body parts that have been hiding under layers of winter clothes are on full display.

The impulse is to jump start a diet and exercise plan.  The reality, however, is no Pilates class or low carb diet can fix Aunt Ellen’s saddlebags or your mother’s size A cup breasts.  Genetics and age-related hormonal changes will always be at work.

Thanks to advances in cosmetic surgery there are plenty of procedures that can enhance your appearance.  Here, just in time for summer, are seven of the most popular, some of which are so minimally invasive you can hit the beach within a few days of being treated.  

The Lunchtime Quickie

If you’re close to your ideal body weight but fighting fat on your thighs, tummy, flanks, bra roll or arms, Coolsculpting is an option.  This FDA approved technology safety and effectively freezes fat to improve the contour of those nasty bumps and bulges that are resistant to exercise and diet.  Within four to 12 weeks after the treatment, the body eliminates the crystallized frozen cells, giving patients visible and long-lasting results.

“Because Coolsculpting only takes a couple hours, this is one of the procedures patients can do on their lunch hour and then head back to work,” says Dr. George Bitar, an award-winning plastic surgeon based in Northern Virginia who has performed more than 10,000 cosmetic surgeries.   

For stubborn fat, a more aggressive approach would be liposuction. The results are immediate and allow for better contouring.  Doctors can even use the liposuction for abdominal etching, creating a perfectly natural looking six-pack abs in roughly an hour.

Get a Smooth Tummy and Defined Arms

With significant weight loss, pregnancy and aging it’s not uncommon to have loose skin.  “A tummy tuck, which takes roughly two to three hours, will tighten the abdominal muscles to create that firm, sleek stomach, and waistline.”, says Dr. Larry Lickstein, a Harvard-educated, board certified plastic surgeon at the Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute in Northern Virginia.  For that hanging skin that looks like “bat wings,” an arm lift is often advised.  It involves removing excess skin and residual fat to create a firmer arm.  It can even be combined with liposuction for a more defined look.

Dr. Larry Lickstein

Show Off Your Cleavage

Google trends report breast augmentation is highest between June and August.  For the procedure, the scar can be placed either in the under-arm (axillary), the crease under the breast, or at the lower border of the areola.

According to Dr. Bitar, who specializes in the auxiliary breast augmentation, there are many advantages to this approach.  “Muscle and breast tissue are not cut, there is also minimal bleeding, less scarring and a shorter recovery time with minimal complications,” he says.  “The milk ducts are not touched, so the risk of losing the ability to breast feed after a breast implant with this approach is negligible.”

Dr. Bitar

Look Good Coming and Going

Women now not only want to be fit and toned, but they want Kim Kardashian’s derriere.  The Brazilian butt lift is a relatively simple procedure where the fat is harvested from the belly and around the buttocks through liposuction and reinjected to create a heart or ideal round shape. The procedure yields natural results with minimal recovery time.

Wear Short Shorts with Style

Dread showing your legs?  There are vein treatments to fix those ugly blue and red veins that spread across your legs as you age.  Sclerotherapy, for example, involves injecting the veins with a saline solution.  The veins then scar and are reabsorbed into the body. In most cases, the treated veins will fade within a few weeks.

Finally, before you undergo any procedure, do your research.  Make sure the surgeon has done hundreds if not thousands of procedures and is affiliated with a good hospital. Also, think twice before traveling abroad for cheaper surgery.  As Dr. Bitar advises his patients, “Three things you don’t want to compromise on: your parachute, your scuba gear, and your plastic surgery!”

 

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July 24, 2017

Your New Favorite Skincare and Whole Health Products Are On Another Planet…Vanity Planet

PETA-certified beauty company makes it easier than ever to step up your beauty game without breaking the bank

LOS ANGELES, California – (July 18, 2017): There is nothing more exciting than trying a new beauty product – the thrill overtaking you as you unwrap the pristine packaging, your imagination running wild with the possibilities on your horizon if this product delivers on its promises. The trouble is, most products don’t. Afterward, all that you’re left with is a familiar feeling of frustration, and dreaded buyer’s remorse – all that money wasted, all those possibilities vanishing into thin air. There’s nothing worse!

Vanity Planet is done with the muss, fuss and failed promises, and they figure you’re done with it, too. So, they’re on a mission to end frustration, banish buyer’s remorse, and create an entirely new, hassle-free experience, designed around unleashing a “bold, more confident you.” On this Planet, you won’t find piles of empty promises, or products that cost you an arm and a leg but don’t deliver. This beauty company believes you shouldn’t have to spend your entire life savings – or rely on ingredients that are tested on who-knows-what – to look and feel like the glam fox you truly are.

Offering only PETA-certified, cruelty-free solutions for your skin, hair, health, and well-being, Vanity Planet provides everything you need to polish your inside and outside, because true beauty means tending to both. The best part? Nothing on Vanity Planet will break your bank: shop their best-selling face or body brushes that stimulate circulation and restore your natural glow, or grab an all-in-one makeup tool kit. Can’t decide what to get your bestie for her Birthday? Gift her body soaks and rare oil blends or a complete smile and nail care collection. There is seriously a gift for everyone on Vanity Planet!

Can’t decide which product is right for you? No sweat. Vanity Planet’s live chat support team is available 24/7 to customize your experience and provide one-on-one advice, giving you all the tools you need to feel confident about your purchase. Pair that with their simple online return process, and you’ll never again have to battle with buyer’s remorse. Discover the online experience that leaves shoppers “speechless,” and explore the company’s complete line of face and body brushes that buyers are calling “the best purchase” of the year. You’ll feel like you’re in another world!

About Vanity Planet: Not your average beauty company, Vanity Planet makes no apologies for their shameless focus on looking good. They believe that when you look good, you feel good and that you shouldn’t have to spend your entire paycheck in order to get your hands on top-notch, cruelty-free body and skin care. Their full line of products includes everything buyers need to feel fabulous from head to toe. From top-rated face and body brushes to essential makeup tools, mouth care, and nail treatments. Visit VanityPlanet.com to explore their full collection, and get social @VanityPlanetStore on Instagram.

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July 24, 2017

It’s a Glam Thing’s JULY’S GIVEAWAY FEATURING THERAGROW AWARDED TO ONE LUCKY WINNER

BEAUTY NEWS!

WOMEN WITH HAIR LOSS FIND HAIR REGROWTH IN A HELMET

www.theragrow.com 

Over half of women experience hair loss by the age of 50. There are many women out there who experimented with hair color, straightening and other styling methods that involve chemicals that weaken hair. Also stress is also a culprit for hair loss plus hormonal changes. To fight the battle of thinning hair women typically turn to topical products which don’t deliver the results they hope for. Also, most women are not candidates for hair transplants.

For the many women who suffer with hair loss and the self-consciousness it leads to; finally, there is a discreet FDA cleared at-home product designed strictly for women called Theragrow™ $495 http://theragrow.com/ 

Theragrow is a helmet that harnesses the power of laser light to minimize hair loss and promote hair growth. It delivers the same precise wavelength and dosage of energy proven to rejuvenate hair follicles and effectively regrow hair.

HOW IT WORKS:

Click the link to see video:http://theragrow.com/

Theragrow allows the necessary wavelength between 670 and 686 nanometers to penetrate deep enough to reach the base of the hair follicles and stimulate growth; a depth of 3 to 5 millimeters. No other light source, including devices using LED light, can achieve this.

By treating the base of hair follicles, Theragrow’s proprietary cold laser technology ensures the mitochondria, the energy generator of hair cells, is reactivated. The mitochondria then produce cell energy that is absorbed by hair follicles stimulating new hair growth.

The lightweight Theragrow helmet houses 40 individual lasers. It provides maximum scalp coverage to treat all areas affected by androgenetic alopecia, the condition suffered by most women reporting hair loss.

After the first treatment, the process of halting hair loss and rejuvenating your hair follicles to grow healthier, stronger, thicker hair begins. Laser light therapy targets the stem cells at the base of hair follicles. It’s working deep beneath the surface even before you see visible results.

The inventor of Theragrow, Tamin Hamid Ph.D, who is a former NASA scientist and Biomedical Engineer, is excited to provide a viable, cost- effective solution specifically for women who haven’t seen adequate results from topical treatments. She explains, “women cannot take the only prescription drug available because it is only FDA cleared for men so this is a solution for women that will deliver results. More than 90% of women in a recent user group reported positive results from treatments delivering the precise weekly amount of laser light energy you get with Theragrow.” 

Low-level laser light technology has been proven to repair, improve and grow hair in women. Within the first three months Theragrow leads to reduced hair loss and increased thickness and density. Within six months there’s a fuller appearance and feel to hair with more body, there’s also visible new hair growth at the top and crown of the head. At that nine month mark hair regrowth is significant.

Theragrow is used for 20 minutes, 4 times per week and you can read, watch TV, work on the computer while wearing it. It’s quiet and cordless FDA cleared over the counter medical device to promote hair growth in women. It is not to be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or have been diagnosed with cancer. 

Retail Price: $495.00

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July 19, 2017

HOW TO HANDLE EVERY SHOE CHALLENGE WITH EASE USING THESE TIPS

Shoes and slippers are a very important part of our lives. As we need clothes shoes are equally important. To make our feet comfortable and protected we need good and comfortable shoes and slippers. Shoes add on to our all around outlook. Shoes have to be maintained, kept clean and looked after carefully so that it provides us comfort. Still, there are some problems which we can face with the shoes. The material and the construction of the shoe may cause a problem. Instead of just hiding away the pair of shoes in your cupboard causing problem we can try fixing it up with some easy solutions.

 

  • Blisters

 

This seems to be the most common problem with shoes. Every foot is different in shape and dimension. If the shoes are a little tight it rubs against the ankles causing blisters. This can cause discomfort and it pains when you wear shoes. If proper care is not taken the blisters can get infected and result in serious problems. To avoid this we should ensure to buy shoes that are comfortable. We should always try the shoes on before selecting them. While trying it on we should also have a trial walk with these shoes. This may help us to judge the comfortability of the shoe which would avoid blisters.

 

  • Shoes can cause body pain

 

These days shoes are manufactured to please the eye rather than for comfort. This is the reason why the wearer can experience pain in certain parts of the body. If correct types of shoes are not used the common pains a person can experience are back pain, knee pain, ankle pain and plantar fasciitis. Very high or very low heels can be the reason for these pains. Tight shoes can reduce blood circulation leading to bunions. This is another common problem if you do not wear the right type of shoes for a particular activity. To avoid this kind of pains it is very important that we choose shoes according to the occasion of the work we are doing.

 

  • Sweaty feet

 

If the shoes are tight and uncomfortable they may lead to the feet getting heated up and perspiration. This will lead to skin problems and would also produce an unpleasant odor. While selecting shoes you should always ensure that they are not too tight. Socks should always be worn to reduce the friction between the feet and the shoes. The socks must be changed and cleaned regularly to maintain hygiene. Sweaty feet can cause fungal infections. It is also advisable to wash your feet. Shoes should also be cleaned and dried regularly. Sprinkling talcum powder in the shoes before wearing it and also applying available ointment to reduce sweat can also help.

 

  • Incorrect walking style

 

The life of the shoe can be reduced and many health problems created because of improper walking style. If a person does not work properly the body weight fails to spread evenly. This may lead to undue pressure on certain parts of the body causing it to bear additional stress. Different types of pain are also caused because of this. Certain parts of the shoe wear off quickly due to incorrect walking styles. It is very important for us to learn proper walking postures.

 

  • High Heels

 

High-heeled shoes may be very attractive for young girls today. They look cool with skimpy outfits and help you increase height. However, use of high heels for a very long time can turn out to be a disaster for your feet. It will lead to ankle pain and at times back pain too. It may also lead to some mishap while walking as it is very difficult to keep your balance on high heel shoes. Minimum use of high heels is always advised if not stopped completely.

 

  • Loose shoe towards the heel

 

When you wear loose shoes they may tend to slip away causing this comfort to the wearer. Wearing thick socks and using an insole can help in tightening the shoe. Buying proper fitting shoes is advisable.

 

  • Calluses

 

The hard dead skin tends to form on the soles of the feet and the sides of toes which can be very difficult to get rid of. To prevent this it is very important to choose the right fitting shoes. Wearing socks would also help.

Shoes can bring about a few problems in our daily life. It is easy to handle them if we are aware of the problems misfit and the wrong shoes may cause to us.

 

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July 18, 2017

Julia’s new Eyebrow Tinting Video featuring the TASSi Hair Band


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July 17, 2017

Tune in with Enya Flack tomorrow – WBTV “Beauty, Cool as a Cucumber”

Enya Flack of It’s a Glam Thing presents “Beauty, Cool as a Cucumber” Tuesday morning with Christine Sperow & John Carter, WBTV 8 AM morning News.

Osmosis Mist

You’ll love the products presented!

  1. Osmosis Skincare’s Clear Plus Activating Hydration Mist

http://www.osmosisskincare.com/ClearPlus.aspx

Websitehttps://osmosisskincareproducts.com/

  1. NXN Nurture By Nature Skincare Adrenaline Burst Cooling Deodorant Body Wash

https://www.2minuteclub.com/members-lounge/product?productId=99

Website – www.2minuteclub.com

  1. BCL Spa Deep Soothe Cooling Therapy (To aid in tension relief)

Available at your local beauty supply store or spa

Website – www.bclspa.com

  1. Hansderma SkinCool Ice Roller (Freeze it, Roll it, Enjoy it)

http://www.hansderma.net/skincool-ice-roller

Website – www.hansderma.com

  1. Dove Cool Cucumber Beauty Bundle (Antiperspirant & beauty bars)

Product info here: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Dove-Cool-Cucumber-Beauty-Bundle-4-count/54215078

Website: www.dove.com

Available at drugstores and mass retailers

 

 

 

 

 

 

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July 16, 2017

Why high quality grip socks are the best choice today

Do you like to work out by activities such as Yoga, dancing, martial arts, travelling, and ballet? Do you need to work on hardwood floors every day? Since working out requires a lot of sweating and exercises, you need the perfect balance and comfort to go about with these. The world today has the technology and spirit to provide you with the best comfort you can ever get. Here, in this case, you can use high quality grip socks. The next big question – What are grip socks?

  1. What are grip socks used for?

Grip socks are specially designed for providing a strong grip for the activities that require you to be barefoot. These high quality socks are the best choice since they are great for balance and comfort. As a bonus, these socks also keep your feet cozy and warm & fit nice and snug. Barefoot workouts and barefoot fitness are the latest trends today with the activities that let you be fit and stay healthy. Moreover, these socks can also be used by the elderly as a unique alternative to the usual slippers.

     2. Benefits of grip socks

There is more – these socks are able to decrease the probabilities of transferable foot infections and thus protects your feet with utmost care. Do your feet smell bad after a workout? Well, you need not worry now. These socks are your best companions since they reduce the smell your foot gets after a long workout – yes, that’s right!

     3. Comfort of grip socks

These special high-quality socks are highly compatible and durable. Due to extensively high skid resistance, these socks are the best choice of design today. These ensure high performance and increase your comfort. The socks have special materials and formulas that prevent you from slipping while working out in all the categories of barefoot activities you love to do.

     4. Socks for jumping

Do you love jumping? How about jumping on trampolines? Sounds fun, right? Who wouldn’t love jumping on these marvellous foam pits? These springy playgrounds are the best to sweat out your calories and trampolines are the one-and-only fun way of workout. There is a way by which you can amplify the fun at the trampoline parks by wearing trampoline grip socks.

    5. Secret behind the grip

So how actually do these socks provide such perfection and grip in the jumping rounds of the trampoline parks? These socks and the printing process used to produce these socks use are way much different than the usual methods of using dye sublimation that is currently there in the marketplace. Ankle socks are highly recommended socks and the best ever for trampoline jumping. They use ankle protection with elastic band at the position of your cuff to cover your ankle. These also use heavy material of special yarn used to weave out these fantabulous socks making them durable and strong. These socks also have web squares that allow the sock to breathe freely and thus gives the comfort your feet desire. These socks also have rubber grippers that are herculean and tight enough so that no grippers drop while you are having the best time of your life jumping.

      6. Socks for sport

What about Dodgeball? Do you like playing Dodgeball? Well, you can increase the level of fun and excitement in dodgeball by smooth-sailing feet. How? These grip socks are the best choice here too. They provide you with the best grip, balance and are great for such jumping sports

     7. Technology used in trampoline socks

Since there is a lot of jumping and fun involved in trampolining, there are chances that you may lose your socks. But the cuff elastic band technology used in the trampoline socks is so great and fit so well to your feet that you need not worry about losing them. The technology assures you the fact that these grip socks won’t easily slide off when you are jumping happily.

     8. Advantages of grip socks

These grip socks are great, no doubt. And the ideas and the technology used in these socks to give you the best comfort and balance makes it sound as if it may be expensive. It is exactly opposite of that. With great comfort and high quality, these socks are cost effective and thus highly popular for the barefoot workout and fun activities that makes you jump. There is another awesome thing about these grip socks. Some of the companies even allow you to custom design your own grip socks, cool – isn’t it? Get ready to design your own gripper socks and create your own fabulous custom logo!

Now that you know about how cool – super cool – these grip socks are, you might be considering buying them. Well, these high quality grip socks have risen to top the charts of awesomeness and are indeed the best you can get for all the activities you love to do. These socks being cost effective are what makes it really popular among people and thus is the best choice indeed today!

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July 14, 2017

Get The Look – Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara just debuted new bangs on her Instagram! Get her look without the commitment using Hairdo Clip-In Bangs.

 *Note: This celebrity is not wearing Hairdo products, but we wanted to show you how to get the look by using them.

These bangs change up your look in an instant, while blending seamlessly with your own hair. This 5″ long blunt cut bang with 9 1/2″ face-framing sides can be trimmed by a professional stylist if needed, and is available in a variety of salon-inspired colors. Going out with a bang has never been so much fun—or so commitment-free! ($29; Extensions.com)

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July 13, 2017

My Go-to Glam & new brow routine

Video by Julia Nell

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