September 30, 2017

The winner of “It’s a Glam Thing’s” June Surprise Beauty Box is…..

Congratulations Laurie J. of New York, NY. You have been chosen as the winner of It’s a Glam Thing’s June Surprise Beauty Box Giveaway. We hope you enjoy your beauty products and thanks for being a fan of our site!

 

Hard Candy Color Stick                                             www.hardcandy.com

Hawaiian Tropic Face                                              www.hawaiiantropic.com

Pura D’or Overnight Therapy Hair Mask            www.purador.com

Pura D’or NXN Day Cream                                        www.2minuteclub.com

Pura D’or NXN Body Wash                                      www.2minuteclub.com

Loreal Infallable Lip Gloss                                      www.lorealparisusa.com

Impress Gel Nails                                                        www.impressmanicure.com

Fiona Styles Light Illusion                                       www.fionastilesbeauty.com

CeraVe Gel Oil                                                              www.cerave.com

Maple Holistics Anti Aging Serum                       www.mapleholistics.com

Ola Pikake Body Mist                                                hawaiianbodyproducts.com

 Beauty Gems Eye Shadow                                       ulta.com

Flocked Holding Spray

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September 27, 2017

Smell the roses before bedtime

If you like the scent of rose petals, you will love Vanity Planets Flower Child Moroccan Red Clay Mask. This mask smells amazing and you will smell the scent of roses as you relax during your red clay treatment and beyond.

This mask has other fine qualities: The Moroccan Red Clay  gently cleanses and exfoliates your skin. The texture is like powder and you can’t even feel the exfoliation taking place after applied. Your skin will feel soft, fresh and glowing as the clay reduces your  skin’s natural production of sebum. It’s suitable for all skin types but even better for oily skin. I have normal skin and this mask has not dried out my skin at all. It’s even better for oily skin.

It’s easy to use, simply had 1/2 tbls. of power in the palm of your hand and add water to mix until a smooth paste is formed. A nice feature to this mask is you do not have to wait until the mask drys completely. It isn’t even recommended as it could dry out your skin. Right before the mask begins to dry just rinse it off.  You will love how your skin feels and the rose scent is fabulous.

Vanity Planet Flower Child Moroccan Red Clay Mask is an organic powder and helps to stimulate circulation. It is All-Natural, Preservative-Free, Vegan, Cruelty-Free and made in the USA.

Head over to Vanity Planet  and view their extensive line of skincare, haircare, makeup and other health and wellness items.

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September 25, 2017

Sharon Stone Really Loves Native Gem!

LOS ANGELES, CA – – Sharon Stone was photographed wearing Native Gem  at the Closing Night Gala as part of the 2017 Celebrity Fight Night in Italy! The actress sparkled during dinner wearing Native Gem’s Everything Earrings($179; www.nativegemjewelry.com).

 

 

 

Photo Credit Getty Images

 

 

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September 25, 2017

Coobie Bras: The New Sexy

When you think about it, your bras are some of the most worn items in your wardrobe. If you’re going to spend that much time wearing anything, it darned well better be comfortable! That’s part of the beauty of the Coobie Seamless Bra – a bra so insanely comfy you’ll never want to take it off.

What makes the Coobie the coziest bra you’ve ever worn? For one it doesn’t have those annoying, uncomfortable underwires. It doesn’t have padding that ripples over time either. Hard to close hooks and clasps, you won’t find them here. Coobie bras do have an ultra-soft, dreamy blend of nylon and spandex to support and hug your curves in stretchy, seamless comfort.

Hard to imagine something this comfy can be sexy, but it is! Coobie bras come in oodles of gorgeous colors and patterns, in lace too, to suit your mood and your wardrobe. Whether you’re headed for a night on the town or off to work or the gym, Coobie has the perfect bra for the occasion. Because it doesn’t have seams or hooks, the Coobie sports a smooth, bump-free profile under even the thinnest tee. Its special design with ribbing and ruching makes for a knockout shapely silhouette!

  • Scoop neck: Say goodbye to the hassle of finding the right size. Coobie’s special stretchy fabric blend means one size fits nearly everybody. It comes in a full size too. Available in neutrals and lots of fun colors. Straps are adjustable & removable. Comes with removable, reversible padding.
  • V-neck with Lace: Great under dresses, low cut sweaters and more. This versatile style comes in an array of fun colors with just a touch of lace.
  • Lace Bralette: Soft, stretchy lace creates a feminine, sexy look for everyday wear. Softly lined cups provide coverage without bulk. Can be converted to a racerback style. Comes in S, M, L.

About Coobie:

Coobie products are built on the premise that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice style for comfort. The blockbuster success of its seamless bras created a demand for more Coobie products including camisoles, leggings, underwear and more. Coobie brings comfort, functionality, and style to women across the country.

For more on Coobie go to https://shopcoobie.com

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September 25, 2017

ILLUMINATE A CURE with Cheeky Physique

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cheeky Physique will donate 20% of sales of their diamond powder infused Firming Body Illuminator to support Bright Pink, the only national non-profit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. Bright Pink has quickly become one of the country’s fastest growing non-profit organizations, impacting and saving thousands of lives each day.

Get ready to glow with Shimmer Sleek, and help shine a light on breast cancer. This firming and illuminating body cream visibly blurs imperfections and brings out the radiance of your natural skin tone. Curves are defined with caffeine and firming botanicals, while age-defying peptides keep skin looking and feeling firm, supple, and smooth. Cheeky Physique’s Limited Edition Pink Ribbon Shimmer Sleek Firming Body Illuminator benefitting Bright Pink retails for $46.00 for 4oz and is available for purchase at cheekyphysique.com.

About Cheeky Physique
Cheeky Physique is a San Diego-based beauty brand that creates results-driven body care products for women who want to look their best with minimal effort. With a philosophy of “More results, less work,” their products are developed to help maximize your assets while minimizing trouble spots…all, in less time than it takes to pour a glass of champagne. The secret? They’ve combined the most effective natural ingredients with clinically proven actives for visible results in all the right places. And since they like their “beauty cheats” to be guilt-free, their products are proudly cruelty free and formulated without parabens, phthalates, sulfates, petroleum, or mineral oil. The Cheeky Physique collection is available in select spas, salons, catalogs, and beauty retailers, as well as online at CheekyPhysique.com

About Bright Pink
Bright Pink is the only national non-profit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. The organization is on a mission to save women’s lives from these diseases by empowering them to live proactively at a young age. Bright Pink’s innovative education and support programs educate and equip young women to develop personalized strategies to reduce their risk for these diseases or detect them at early, non life-threatening stages. Learn more and brighten up on breast and ovarian health at BrightPink.org.

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September 21, 2017

NYFW’s Cutest Models!

As all the crazy and madness from fashion week has come to an end, I wanted to make sure you saw this season’s cutest AND smallest models to take the runway. This year Cantu hosted the ever adorable McClure Twins to walk in the 2017 Texture on the Runway show.  Not only were Ava and Alexa incredibly cute but their hair looked amazing, thanks to Cantu’s marvelous Global Artist, Maria Antoinette!

Ava’s style: The Braided Half Up Half Fro (Orange Skirt)

Step 1: Start by detangling hair with Cantu Kid’s Conditioning Detangler, followed by cleansing and conditioning with Cantu Kids Tear Free Nourishing Shampoo and Cantu Nourishing Conditioner

Step 2: With dried hair, section the top section from ear to ear and secure the back portion of hair with an elastic band

Step 3: Part out a middle section for the first braid, braid that back all the way to the ends of the hair in that section

Step 4: On each side of the middle braid, braid 5 braids in a diagonal from the center braid back toward the original part, make sure that each braid is braided to the ends. For the 6th braid closest to the ear, part out a section and braid from behind the ear towards the front. These will hang forward, and get decorated with beads. Repeat on both sides of the middle braid

Step 5: Release the large section of hair in the back. Add the Cantu Kids Curling Cream, followed by the Cantu Styling Custard. Make sure all the hair is evenly coated and start finger coiling the curls. Repeat on all the back section of hair

Step 6: Take the braid tails and combine 2 to 3 braids and twist into a Bantu knot at the base of each cornrows. Bead the two hanging forward braids

Step 7: Once the back hair is dry separate the curls and pick at the root for volume

Alexis’s style: The Braided Frohawk (Green Skirt)

Step 1: Start by detangling hair with Cantu Kid’s Conditioning Detangler, followed by cleansing and conditioning with Cantu Kids Tear Free Nourishing Shampoo and Cantu Nourishing Conditioner

Step 2: Section the hair into three sections from forehead to the nape. Creating a Mohawk in the middle and two sections one on each side. Secure each section with an elastic

Step 3: With each side section, install 10-12 cornrows. Leave the ends of the braid loose to blend into the curly-hawk, that will be in the middle

Step 4: With both sides cornrowed down, Add the Cantu Kids Curling Cream, followed by the Cantu Styling Custard. Make sure all the hair is evenly coated and start large chunky two strained Twist. Twist to the ends and then twist into a Bantu Knot. Repeat on the full middle section including the loose cornrow ends

Step 5: Allow those to set a few hours or overnight. Un- twist and pick at the roots to hide parts and create volume.

Step 6: Add colorful hair clips to jazz up the finished look

 

 

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September 21, 2017

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Make the Switch to Lavanila

Make the switch this October to an all-natural, aluminum-free deodorant in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. As a healthy solution to harmful chemicals linked to breast cancer, Lavanila Healthy Deodorant is a powerful natural deodorant that delivers superior odor protection and vitamin-rich nourishment without the use of commonly feared harsh chemicals.

The multi-tasking formula uses a health-promoting beta-glucan technology packed with anti-oxidantsactive botanicals and essential oils to not only fight odor, but condition, soothe and nourish the skin.

Lavanila Healthy Deodorants are available at Sephora, Sephora.com or Lavanila.com.  Each product is $14.00.

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September 20, 2017

Treat your hair and scalp to a little tea tree oil

When I am purchasing a Shampoo and Conditioner I always consider my hair type (curly) and then make my decision from there. I always fail to think of my scalp, that’s right, “the Scalp”. The scalp needs tender loving care, just like your hair. That is why I chose Tea Tree Oil Shampoo and Conditioner from Maple HolisticsTea Tree Oil Shampoo and Conditioner will cleanse and condition your hair and scalp leaving them feeling moisturized and refreshed. The added moisture to your scalp will also minimize dry scalp and flaking. The botanical scent is very invigorating and very pleasant to the senses.

What I love about Maple Holistics and their Hair Care products is that they offer therapeutic benefits. The natural tea tree oil contained in the this shampoo can improve hair and scalp health while promoting hair growth and even slowing hair loss. Tea Tree Oil Shampoo and Conditioner is formulated for men, women, and children and the Tea Tree Oil Shampoo is cruelty-free, parabens-free, GMO-free, gluten free, safe for color and all natural.

Tea Tree Oil Shampoo contains only a handful of ingredients like Aqua, Jojoba Oil, Botanical Keratin, Argan Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Lavender Oil, Rosemary Oil. I read on their website that Tea Tree Oil Shampoo and Conditioner can “potentially naturally eradicates lice” (this is an added benefit) if you have school aged children.

Visit their site at www.mapleholistics.com and view the other hair care and body care they have to offer. You won’t be disappointed.  Check out Maple Holistics free sample page  to our free samples page ( https://www.mapleholistics.com/free-sample/)

ABOUT MAPLE HOLISTICSMaple Holistics has one goal in mind: to provide a natural, holistic range of premium products which can enhance hygiene, health and daily living.

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September 20, 2017

5 Reasons to Add Charcoal to Your Beauty Routine

Now that summer is coming to an end you may notice dullness to your skin along with new wrinkles. You applied sunscreen, drank water and thought you did all the right things to maintain supple, glowing, hydrated skin through the summer months. However, air pollution, sweat, and residue from cosmetics take their toll. Luckily activated charcoal with its incredible ability to draw out impurities, is just what post summer skin needs. Offering us details on the benefits of charcoal, is Dr. Margarita Lolis, Board-Certified Dermatologist and member of the American Academy of Dermatology.

What’s important to understand is that activated charcoal is typical charcoal but it’s heated in a special way that helps with the absorption of liquids and toxins. It’s not the same charcoal used to barbecue hamburgers. Medical grade activated charcoal is often used in hospitals serving as an emergency remedy for poisonings. Activated charcoal has become a popular ingredient in beauty products because it does a great job going deep to draw out dirt, impurities deep in the pores.

“There are a lot of products on the market and a lot of easy recipes people can use to create at home masks. When used once or twice weekly, depending on skin type, you’ll see improvement to skin texture and appearance pretty quickly. Results are pretty fast when activated charcoal in powder form is used,” explains Dr. Lolis.

The good news is you have options. Over the last few years charcoal has gone mainstream. There are numerous products available on the market ranging from drugstore cleansers from brands like Neutrogena and even soaps for as little as $3.00 a bar. There are mid-range cleansers and masks with activated charcoal from Clinique and Origins for around $25-$35. Then there is the ultra-luxurious mask made with the very rare Kishu Binchotan Charcoal which comes from a rare tree found in a remote region in Japan. Tresor Rare’s Zumi Mask is $5000 making it the most expensive in the world boasting high performance skin detox.

Before adding charcoal to your beauty regimen, check out Dr. Lolis’ list of top skin benefits of activated charcoal.

1.     Makes pores smaller- Summertime perspiration leads to pore expansion and enlargement. Activated charcoal helps pull out toxins and dirt from your pores to make them less visible. “The key here is you want to allow enough time for the charcoal to do its thing. Don’t scrub and be sure to rinse with lukewarm water, advises Dr. Lolis.”

2.     Removes oil from skin- Activated charcoal has many properties that help balance and soak up the oil from your face. Dr. Lolis explains that due activated charcoal has a strong ability to vacuum up oil. “People with normal to dry skin should use charcoal it once or twice a week to avoid drying out your skin. People with oily skin can use a combination of an activated charcoal soap daily then a mask twice per week,” she says.

 

3.     Exfoliates This is where activated charcoal does wonders to improve skin texture. In addition to extracting oil and dirt, it removes dead skin from the skins surface explains Dr. Lolis. “You get the deep clean plus the surface clean when you use activated charcoal. It’s a one-two punch. If you’re not the type to get professional facials twice monthly, a face cleansing regimen with activated charcoal is a great at-home option to achieve that deeper clean.

 

4.     Calms breakouts and removes acne scars – Those deep painful cystic pimples often lead to scarring and blemishes. Activated charcoal works to lighten acne scarring by lifting off the darkened dead skin. Given it is also rich in anti-inflammatory properties acne prone skin is soothed and future breakouts prevented. “For those who can’t afford laser or light therapy, or simply want an at home solution for acne charcoal will help fade scars over time. The key is to stick with it,” says Dr. Lolis.

5.     Anti-Aging- “Whenever you are exfoliating the skin and accomplishing a deeper clean, wrinkles decrease and a supple skin rejuvenation occurs,” says Dr. Lolis. Women in their 30’s and 40’s who struggle with adult acne find activated charcoal helps with breakouts and overall skin texture and radiance. Aging skin tends to be dryer so it’s important to use charcoal on the oilier areas of our skin as opposed to everywhere,” she adds.

About the Doctor.

Dr. Margarita Lolis, M.D. is a board-certified cosmetic, medical dermatologist and a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon with over 20 years of experience. In her practice, she addresses common skin concerns such as acne prevention and treatment in both teens and adults, sun-damage, skin discoloration, wrinkles, changes to skin texture and loss of volume. On the medical side, she is a trusted expert in melanoma and over-all skin health. Dr. Lolis prides herself in honoring facial symmetry to deliver a natural look to her clients. She always recommends a healthy skin care regimen plus lifestyle habits that are aligned with her holistic approach to beauty. Dr. Lolis is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Mohs Surgery, and the American Society of Anti-aging. Her practice, Skin, Laser, and Surgery Specialists is in New York City and Bergen Country, New Jersey.

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September 19, 2017

for a Soft Touch Use a Hot Head

It’s compact, fits in your purse or travel bag and is designed to use with dry shampoo. It’s the Mini-G Dry Shampooing Brush from Hotheads. I really don’t know how they did it but the bristles are a little rough to the touch but once the brush touches your scalp its as soft as ever. I even use the brush when my hair is wet and I can’t believe how gentle the Mini-G is on my scalp.

When using dry shampoo, this brush offers the perfect lift for easy access to the roots. I have never used dry shampoo until now and it’s so easy especially with the Mini-G. You simply lift your hair and spray at the roots. Wait for 1-2 minutes then fluff up your hair or brush it out. The Mini-G Dry Shampooing Brush is designed for both coarse and fine hair.

The Mini-G Dry Shampooing Brush has some nice features like the RAISED Firm Pneumatic Pad,  the Pure Black & White Boar Bristle with nylon added (this feature make it non irritating on your scalp),  Black boar for Tension & Control, White boar for Polish & Shine. This brush also contains Natural conditioning oils for healthy ends it has a Firm Double V shaped Nylon Bristle for Back Brushing.

Visit Hotheads website, www.hotheadshairbrush.com and view their hair brush collection along with videos demonstrating the various hair brushes. They have many brushes to offer with amazing features. You will find something suited for you for sure.

 

www.hotheadshairbrush.com/ for tips

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