October 15, 2013

I can not live without my St. Ives


It’s a Glam Thing Guest Blogger, Rachel Aiello, just can’t live without her St. Ives Body Wash. She says. “I must have St. Ives Purifying Sea Salt Exfoliating Body Wash in my shower caddy. After every use my skin is always soft and never dry. Plus, it is the only body wash that I truly trust because I know that it is, paraben an phthalate-free, dermatologist-tested, AND hypoallergenic. You really can’t not go wrong using this body wash. The formula of the body wash contains 100 % natural ingredients such as mineral salt, glycerin, and pacific sea kelp extract to help exfoliate the skin while moisturizing it. And unlike most natural or organic bath products, St. Ives Purifying Sea Salt Exfoliating Body Wash is only $2.99 for a 13.5 oz bottle and $4.89 for a 24 oz bottle! So cheap! I highly recommend trying it out!”


If you don’t need an exfoliant, why not cleanse and moisturize with St. Ives Cucumber Melon Body Wash? After washing with Cucumber Melon, your skin will immediately feel soft and will smell fantastic. Imagine, cleansing with the crisp scent of cucumber melon surronding you, I can’t even describe the aroma, you really have to try this one yourself.

St. Ives carries an incredible line of affordable skincare ranging from exfoliants, body washes, facial products and hand and body lotions to name a few. You can view them all at http://www.stives.com/


 Rachel Aiello, Guest Blogger & College Student

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October 15, 2013

Hard Candy Cases Supports Breast Cancer Awareness


Hard Candy Cases has a Fabulous and Fashionable new fall line of cases, HarvestCraft Sliders for iPhone 5, 5c and 5s, visit  Hard Candy Cases. In addition, for October, Hard Candy Cases is offering all of their pink cases at a discounted price for a very important cause, Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Your 20% off code is: BCAM20

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October 11, 2013

Mally Beauty supports Breast Cancer Awareness


As a mother, daughter, and woman, Mally Roncal, Celebrity Makeup Artist and President / Founder of Mally Beauty has been personally touched by breast cancer. To stand with other women who hold this cause close to their hearts, Mally is offering an uplifting seven piece collection, the Brightest Days Are Ahead Kit.

With each purchase, a donation will be made to the Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation’s breast cancer fundraising efforts (FFCF). FFCF leads the industry’s fundraising efforts for innovative breast cancer research and provides grants to the nation’s most distinguished breast cancer research hospitals and foundations.


Housed in a beautiful tote that reads “your best days are ahead” the Brightest Days Are Ahead Kit holds:

§  NEW Perfect Skin Illuminating Refiner with a brush and sponge

§  Perfect Prep Under Eye Brightener in Lighter

§  NEW Luxury Lipstick in Pilar Pink

§  Evercolor Shadow Stick in Empowering Lilac

§  Evercolor Starlight Eyeliner in Fearless Brown

§  Mally Inspirational Bag: To remind you, wherever you are, that “Your Best Days are Ahead”

The Mally Beauty Brightest Days Ahead Limited-Edition Kit retails for $59.98 (MSRP: $140.00) during the month of October.  mallybeauty.com

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October 10, 2013

Get That Sunkissed Hair That’s Soft, Curly And Luxurious




Pureology’s Gold Definer is an amazing product that gives blondes the lift, hold and shine that it needs. With a combination of Olive, apricot, and jojoba oils it helps bring out the optimum brilliance in my hair. It also uses a Keravis-infused complex that help strengthens my curly hair and makes my blonde color last longer. One of the best features about this product is the texture. It has a lightweight feel and never weighs down my hair; perfect for my curly hair and any humidity during the day. You have to be careful you don’t overload your hair with it, because you only need a little to achieve the perfect volume. You can apply it wet or dry; warm it up in your hands first then spread it in your hair. This product is especially great for people with highlights; it really brings out the golden tones in my hair.

Highlight Stylist Sea Kissed Texturizer is the perfect product for my hair. I was amazed at how well it worked! This is a product that you spray in your hair when it needs a little extra texture. It is great for my curly hair; it defines and does an incredible job at moisturizing too. After using this product my hair comes out wavy and weightless; it gives me the perfect beachy waves without being sticky or frizzy. It works great for people like me with thick hair as well as people with thin hair. I feel like I get better results when I use it with dry hair; however, it works fine with wet hair too. This is a great product to use before I blow out my hair; my hair comes out beautiful every time. If you use this with the Gold Definer and the Bodifying Illuminator, it will give your hair the ultimate boost. It gives my already curly hair a tamed beachy look with some of the salt spray while still keeping my hair hydrated.

The Bodifying illuminator is more like a mousse for people with highlighted hair. Because my hair is already curly I don’t use mousse regularly; however, it is a lightweight formula that adds body and lasts throughout the day. It creates a lot of great body and gave my hair a multi-dimensional shine. This is another product that you only need a small amount to be effective; too much might create your hair to become somewhat straw-like. It is a great product for frizz control. It is best used by dispensing a small amount into your palms and apply to damp hair before blow drying. This is another lightweight product that does not feel greasy to the touch at all and is perfect if you want more curls in your hair.

You can learn more about Pureology and purchase the perfect Pureology product for your hair color at pureology.com


Guest post by Julia Tanen

Julia is a writer, blogger, book author

and mom from Boston, Massachusetts


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October 7, 2013

keeki Pure & Simple and that’s exactly why I love it!


Throughout my life while applying nail polish on my nails and toes, I always wondered what the ingredients or should I say the chemicals put into that bottle of nail polish and nail polish remover. It cannot be healthy,  just the harsh smell knocks me dead with concern!  So I went on a mission to locate the healthiest products to make my nails and toes colorful but free from harsh solvents!!! My mission was a success!!!

Keeki Pure & Simple is a company that produces safe, pure and healthy cosmetics and body products for girls!  No harmful ingredients, and is earth-friendly and animal-friendly!  Keeki Pure & Simple nail polish is a completely non-toxic, 100% biodegradable, vegan and gluten free formula making your nails and toes the prettiest they can be!  Free from pthalates, formaldehyde, acetone, and toluene (google those words, your heart will stop beating). Keeki Pure & Simple is the safest nail care line on the market or should I say, safest on the planet!  No damage to your nails or the environment!  I AM IMPRESSED WITH KEEKI PURE & SIMPLE!



My favorite fun color is Sour Apple Slushie.  I love how Keeki Pure & Simple nail polishes glide on with no smelly chemicals to pollute your nose (or your family noses) or the atmosphere!  The nail polish is long-lasting too but with the 26 rockin’ colors that are pretty and will entertain you, you will want to change your polish everyday to match your outfit or your mood!

I am, also, overwhelmingly impressed with is Keeki Pure & Simple polish remover!  Low-odor, acetone-free, hypoallergenic, and gluten-free!  Amazingly Keeki Pure & Simple Polish Remover does it’s job right, removes the nail polish, not nail protein called keratin, from your nails. I appreciate healthy and safe products, of course that work and hold up to their standards!  Keeki Pure & Simple nail products are just what the title says……. Pure and Simple!   www.keekipureandsimple.com

179902_2273854583663_993585435_nLaurie Carcieri








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October 6, 2013

Rive Supports “Be Bright Pink”


Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings women from all over the world together in support of a good cause. Glass water bottle company Rivé, has joined the fight by creating these one-of-a-kind water bottles wrapped in the iconic breast cancer pink ribbon with 10% of proceeds going to Be Bright Pink.  Bright Pink is the only national non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women, while providing support for high-risk individuals. “With over 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer estimated in 2013 alone, I felt it important to leverage the physique of the Rivé water bottles to benefit a charitable cause. Breast cancer not only affects so many women but also their friends, families and loved ones. I wanted the Rivé brand to be impactful and what better way than donating Bright Pink,” says Rivé Founder, Jillian Craig.  Good for you. Good for your loved ones. Good for the environment. And a good way to consume water in a stylish way while giving back to a good cause.

About Rivé: Rivé is an innovator in water bottle engineering and design. Through sleek shapes, bold colors, and fashion-inspired artwork, Rivé water bottles transform a colorless, odorless, tasteless substance into an experience that excites the senses. Composed of glass – the only packaging considered safe by the FDA – they’re also safe, sustainable and affordable ranging from $15-$20. Sold at www.riveusa.com and at national Target stores.

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October 2, 2013

ORLY FX NAIL LACQUER is Pretty in Pink this October

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, ORLY is re-introducing the Pretty in Pink Collection in which 20 percent of the profits will go towards Cancer Schmancer. Founded by actress and cancer survivor Fran Drescher, Cancer Schmancer is an organization that focuses on education, prevention and early detection of cancer. The Pretty in Pink Collection includes one all new glitter shade, Pink Your World. The three Lacquers in the Pretty in Pink Collection include:

Fight On: Chunky Pink Glitter/Blue PearlPink Your World: Pink Glitter w/Holo and Gunmetal GlitterYou Are Not Alone: Cool Tone Pink Glitter  http://www.orlybeauty.com/

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October 1, 2013

MURAD Supports Breast Cancer Awareness and City of Hope


Did you know?

One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. For the 3rd year in a row, Murad is uniting with City of Hope and will donate 10% from the sale of its Hydrate for Hope set to benefit City of Hope’s breast and women’s cancers research, treatment and education programs.  The Hydrate for Hope set, which comes with a hot pink cosmetic bag, includes Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture that features a luxurious blend of super-hydrating ingredients that quench skin and restore youthful resiliency and tone, making it the most opulent moisturizer ever to appear in the Murad line.

Hydrate for Hope will be available in October on murad.com for $49.50 (a $65 value).

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October 1, 2013

Catch The Fall Edition of the Affordable Art Fair New York City


The Beauty of Art

The Fall Edition of the Affordable Art Fair New York City


A pop of color on the lips is all the rage from the runway to reality.  Celebrate this beauty trend and capture this look permanently at the Affordable Art Fair New York.  The piece (pictured above) by Houston artist, Mitch McGee, is a four colored wood cut print.  The proceeds of this artwork will help aid those most affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Each piece in this edition of 15 is signed and numbered, and printed on acid free arches paper.  It is 30 x 22 unframed and can be yours for just $100!

Returning to New York City on October 3rd – 6th, 2013 at the Tunnel in West Chelsea, the fall edition will house art that the beauty obsessed are sure to love, including the Mitch McGee collection.  The fair will feature over 50 innovative galleries with work by artists from around the globe.

General admission tickets are $15 at the door, $10 for students and seniors.  Admission for children under the age of 12 is free.  To purchase tickets, please visit affordableartfair.com.

About the Affordable Art Fair

The Affordable Art Fair provides a relaxed and enjoyable environment with a diverse collection of contemporary priced art from $100 – $10,000, including paintings, sculptures, photographs and drawings.  While the majority of exhibiting galleries will be from the United States, about 40% of the Fair will be comprised of international galleries, showcasing work by artists from around the globe.

General Admission

Thursday             October 3rd:                        11 am – 8 pm

Friday                    October 4th:                        11 am – 8 pm (free admission 6 pm – 8 pm)

Saturday              October 5th:                        11 am – 8 pm

Sunday                 October 6th:                        11 am – 6 pm

So take a walk over to The Tunnel and discover the beauty of the Affordable Art Fair.

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September 30, 2013

Recover – E Cucumber Eye Pads equals Refreshed and Replenished Eyes


My friends came over and wanted to have an inexpensive spa party at my house. I’m always on the hunt to find great, inexpensive, lightweight products and really found a tiny treasure with Earth Theraputics Eye Pads. We thought they were absolutely adorable and they smelled great, but weren’t sure how they were going to work.  Luckily, I didn’t have to chop up cucumbers or break tea bags apart for the treatment. The six women let the eye pads refrigerate for twenty minutes and then we put them on our eyes. Honestly, it was the favorite product of the evening. My friends couldn’t believe how the pads relieved puffiness and dark circles around their eyes. I actually fell asleep as I found the smell delightful and soothing. The pads are infused with real cucumber extract, vitamin E and a beneficial blend of nutrients. We all went shopping the next day and purchased pads to keep our eyes refreshed for the next six months!!!  

We found Recover-E Cucumber Eye Pads and Rejuvenal-C Orange Eye Pads (which I can’t wait to try)  at Kohl’s Department Store but they can also be found at ulta.com and earththerapeutics.com/


Liz Vachon, LICSW

Wife and Mother of two

National Keynote Speaker on Bullying


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