November 19, 2015

SOTAH is State of the Art in Hair Care

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When I find a really good shampoo, I like to pass it along to my readers. SOTAH (State of the Art Hair) is one of those hair care lines that didn’t last long in my bathroom. I managed to keep SOTAH Conditioning Shampoo for myself and my two daughters snagged the Oil Creme Therapy which they love. Janet Zeitoun, celebrity hair stylist has created SOTAH which consists of Conditioning Shampoo, Moisture Boost Conditioner and Oil Creme Therapy.

I am having excellent results with SOTAH Conditioning Shampoo. It does such a great job moisturizing my hair, that it doesn’t need any extra conditioning. My hair is left velvety soft and bouncy. If you need extra conditioning, I recommend Moisture Boost Conditioner. SOTAH Conditioning Shampoo is formulated for chemically treated and dry hair (yes, that’s my hair type) which is why my hair loves this shampoo. I have curly hair and I can’t tell you how nice it is not to have to force a comb through my hair after washing it. The Conditioning Shampoo is Paraben and Sulfate free and suitable for all hair types which makes it so appealing to everyone.

My daughters love the Oil Creme Therapy. They apply a small amount to their fingertips and gently massage from their scalp to the roots. This is a leave-in therapy so you can use it on wet or dry hair. They love that it conditions and protects their hair from hot appliances which they use regularly. Oil Creme Therapy also helps control frizzies and split ends which is a big concern for them. They said that their hair is soft, smooth, shiny (thanks to the coconut oil and Kale extract) and FABULOUS!  The dry air from the indoor heat also causes us dryness and the Oil Creme Therapy is the perfect product to relieve excessive dryness. Oil Creme Therapy is lightweight so it won’t weigh your hair down or make it feel sticky (yes, I have had that problem before with other brands).   

THE SOTAH MISSION STATEMENT: SOTAH caters to needs of multiple hair types, including those with chemically treated hair. SOTAH is in the continual pursuit of creating and introducing new hair care concepts and techniques to the beauty world. SOTAH recognizes the potential beauty in every strand and will aim to develop the ultimate hair care line. 

You can find SOTAH Hair Care at their website sotahhair.com and you will also find more information about the creator and the products themselves.

 

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November 16, 2015

Seven Most Important Things to Consider When Choosing A Watch

 

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When you walk into a shop with all kinds of watches – different brands, different styles and designs, different features – it can be pretty difficult to make a choice. This is especially true if you are buying a watch for someone else because you have the added pressure of choosing what they would like.

Some people sweat the small stuff when making final decisions on a watch. They get caught up in the number of jewels inside, which doesn’t really change the value or function of the watch. Alternatively, they could get hang up on movement details that may not be important unless you are buying a unique watch or one that costs over $10,000.

What’s really important…

So we’ll look at seven of the most important elements you should consider when buying a watch.

  1. Price

The best way not to get confused in a shop is to decide how much you are willing to spend on the watch. If you want to get a luxury watch, you should plan to spend well over $1,000. You can also get good watches for between $300 and $700, or simpler fashion and sports watches for $60 to $200. Once you determine your price limit, you can go ahead and look at the other features.

  1. Brand

There are watch brands that are better known and more trusted than others given their history of quality products. Checking the brand is especially important when buying luxury watches since there tends to be knock-off watches carrying the brand name.

Ask around about the manufacturer on internet forums, or friends and family who own the brands you are thinking about.

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  1. Store

You can buy a watch from the internet or an actual store. The choice should be based on the kind of watch. For luxury watches, you can get new and used ones from specialist online stores.

  1. Style

This refers to your personal style (or the one you’re buying the watch for) as well as the style of the watch. There are three basic styles: Dress watches, designer watches and sports watches. You can choose any of them depending on the person and the occasion for the watch.

  1. Size

The rule is, the bigger you are, the bigger the face of the watch should be and vice versa. Proportion is important.

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  1. Life expectancy

The watch should serve you for as long as possible without too many visits to the repair shop. Mechanical watches tend to have this quality and their parts can be found easily which is not the case for quartz watches.

  1. Maintenance requirements

The kind of maintenance needed will be determined by the kind of watch you get. Mechanical watches need servicing every three years, quartz range between two to five years for battery replacements while watches running on LID batteries can run up to 10 years.

Author Bio:

David Kuttner is a photographer, writer, and a father. When he’s not busy writing, he’s most likely spending time with his wife and their two mischievous dogs, Lily and Bart. He is also a self-styled luxury watch connoisseur with a small collection of used pieces.

 

 

 

 

 

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November 13, 2015

Create “Stunning Braids” and Hair Styles this holiday season

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Don’t wait until after the holidays for stunning braids, Monae’ Everett’s book, Stunning Hair Braids, will teach you step-by-step, how to create fabulous and stylish hairstyles. You will look amazing this holiday season with looks like the “Vintage Hair Cheat”, “Queen Bee” and “Knotted Updo”, all shown above. Following the easy step-by-step instructions, my daughter created this “Side Braid Pony” and is currently working on her next look.

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Stunning Braids is designed for all hair types. The are easy and fun to create.  This DIY guide was written by New York City celebrity hairstylist Monaé Everett and  “presents easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photos for creating beautiful looks”. With over 20 stylish braids and Hair-dos to choose from, you will also learn the prep work for some of these intricate hair creations.

Stunning Braids also has a chapter explaining different types of styling equipment needed and braiding preps. Everything you need to know is right in the book. I even created a hairstyle from Sunning Braids and if I can do ityou definitely can too! What are you waiting for? Start practicing your Stunning Braids. Get you copy at Amazon today.

 

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November 10, 2015

How to Look Glam at Work

We’ve all known that one colleague who breezes into the office looking utterly fabulous every day, here’s how to steal her style & do it your way!

At some point in our working lives most of us will have had “that colleague”. Every morning she breezes into the office looking ridiculously fabulous in her own unique way, seemingly without even trying – at 9AM! How do they do it? Is their wardrobe an endless world of work-appropriate gorgeousness?

If you’re bored of button up blouses and sensible work trousers, it’s time to branch out and discover “that colleague’s” workplace styling secrets. There’s no need for a huge budget or a massive wardrobe, in fact a few key pieces and a fresh approach to “professional dressing” are all you could need to get a little more glam at work. Why not start with our top tips…

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Channel a Trend: Keeping abreast of current trends will help your work wardrobe feel more contemporary and cutting-edge. But don’t jump on every fashionable bandwagon around. Instead, select a style you like which can easily be incorporated into your work wardrobe. Picking out each season’s key prints, tones or textures can be a great way to do this. For example, in SS15, bold geometric stripes are proving to be a huge trend. Team them with your work wear for an instant fashion upgrade.

unnamed-24Invest in Statement Shoes: Whether your role requires a more professional palette or doesn’t have a strict dress code, statement shoes are a great way to add a quick and easy pop of colour or charm to work outfits. Choose a bright colour pop and follow through with a matching lipstick, or splash out on a pair you love with quirky appeal to add glamour and personality to your work look.

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Try a Colour Pop: Little freshens up an outfit or brightens up a drab workday like a cheerful burst of colour. To add a little extra glam to your work ensembles, choose “just one item” which really pops, whether that’s a sky blue blazer or a sunny yellow a line skirt, then team it with a more neutral palette to add a splash of colour without looking like a crazy rainbow.

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Splash Out with Your Silhouette: Who says workwear has to be boring? We’re not all part of the sausage machine, you know! The combination of a blazer with a pencil skirt or sensible trousers creates a really predictable silhouette without much personality. Try playing around with the proportions of your work wear to make a stylish change. From full bodied, A-line skirts and high waisted culottes, to cropped tops and oversized shirts, there are lots of chic ways to mix up your work look to create a more contemporary, glamorous style.
unnamed-21Revamp Your Accessories Collection: Updating your accessories can have a huge impact on your workday glamour quotient! Classic pieces you can wear time and time again are great to have in your collection, but when you want to update your workplace look, indulging in some of fashion’s flightier (but super fun) jewellery and accessory trends will help bring your look bang up to date. This season it’s all about aquatic inspired charms (a la Valentino SS15), solid cuffs and chokers (see: Balmain) and mixed natural materials (from raw wood to feathers).

Contributed by Sam Butterworth at Lush Hair Extensions

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November 10, 2015

Take Your favorite fragrance on the go with Travalo

 

 

 

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I recently found the most glamorous and elegant accessory, the Travalo Milano atomizer from Travalo. As far back as I can remember, whenever I traveled, whether it was a week long trip or a day trip, I would never pack my favorite perfume.  Why?

#1: My perfume bottles were usually made of glass, and I was afraid of breakage;

#2: Most of my perfume bottles were too big to carry and were not allowed in a carry on;

#3: The bottle had a fancy top or some ornate jewel on it, and again, I was afraid of breakage.

Let’s face it, carrying around your favorite bottle of cologne or perfume while away is just not practical, until now. With the way Travalo Milano, I can now carry my favorite fragrance with me and never have to worry about breakage, and it will fit anywhere, even in my jacket pocket. The Travalo Milano contains no glass and is aircraft approved for carry-ons. This sleek and luxurious atomizer has a durable leatherette finish and is available in 8 fashionable colors.  The leak-proof Milano holds up to 5ml of fragrance that is equivalent to 65 sprays.

It’s so easy to fill, simply choose your favorite fragrance and take off the top (shown below). Rest the Milano on top of the perfume/cologne bottle and press down. Within seconds, your fragrance has been transported to your Milano and is ready for use.

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As stated by Travalo, “The innovative Genie-S ‘pump to fill’ refill system perfectly transfers your fragrance without spills or damaging exposure to air!”  Another unique feature of the Milano is that it contains a U change inner bottle that can be removed and exchanged for another favorite fragrance held in other Travalo models. All of the Travalo models are interchangeable with each other. Travalo Milano also makes the perfect GIFT; it’s pretty, chic and extremely easy to use you will never leave home without your favorite fragrance again.

View the entire line of Travalos at us.travalo.com

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November 9, 2015

It’s a Glam Thing August Surprise Beauty Box Winner Is…….

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Congratulations Deborah D from Pullman, Washington, you are August’s Surprise Beauty Box Winner. Enjoy your fabulous beauty products from:

purador.com Organic Conditioner with Argan Oil

hyntbeauty.com Sun Prep Broad Spectrum SPF30 Sunscreen

naturallife.com Fashion Hair Band

travalo.com Perfume Atomiser

florapybeauty.com Floral Therapy Facial Sheet

apothederm.com Acne Clarifying Treatment

whiteninglightning.com Dial-A-Smile Teeth Whitening System

www.miyubeauty.com Hydrate MI Beauty essence

gerard.com Lipstick and Light-up Lip Gloss

bo-po.com Peel-off Nail Polish

 

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November 5, 2015

Lady Soma for Softer Younger looking Skin

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Now that summer is over, it’s time to start moisturizing our skin and get it back into shape. With the winter months almost upon us, what better way to keep our skin soft and firm than with Lady Soma’s Somaluxe Firming Lotion. This is an amazing firming lotion and the scent of floral petal bouquet is so fragrant that I can still smell the delicate scent on my skin hours after I applying it.

Somaluxe Firming Lotion is formulated to smooth and tighten your skin, the more you use it the quicker you will see results.  Somaluxe Firming Lotion contains  vitamin C and Coenzyme Q10 along with enzymes and a high concentration of firming peptides allowing your skin to strengthen so you can visibly see firmer and softer skin. Somaluxe is infused with antioxidants, peptides and collagen, all quality ingredients to give your skin the youthful look it deserves.

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I also use Somaluxe Firming Lotion around my eyes  to help reduce the appearance of  eye wrinkles. Yes, it is that gentle that you can apply it to your face as this lotion  is free of harmful chemicals and is dermatologically tested.

Apply Somaluxe Firming Lotion to your entire body. The lotion will tackle skin problems such as cellulite, loose body skin and uneven skin tone. I can honestly say that using Somaluxe Firming Lotion has seriously reduced the dryness and the look of “alligator skin” on my hands and arms. The fact that this spectacular lotion is paraben free and sulfate free makes Somaluxe particularly pleasing to those looking for healthier skin care options. Aren’t we all these day anyway?

Read more about Lady Soma at ladysoma.com/about-lady-soma. Somaluxe Firming Lotion, as well as an extensive line of  face and body beauty products can be found at Lady Soma

 

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November 5, 2015

Miranda Lambert at CMA’s

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Miranda Lambert at CMA’s

Last night, CMA Award Winner Miranda Lambert rocked the red carpet in a gorgeous, long black dress with a funky pop of pink color in her traditionally blonde hair. For her performance, she donned rocker-chic waves. Here’s how to recreate Miranda’s CMA hairstyles, as told by her mane man, PRO Beauty Tools Celebrity Hairstylist Johnny Lavoy.

Johnny Lavoy on Miranda’s red carpet look: “I wanted to go with something sleek and sexy, with a pop pink for a little excitement. To get Miranda’s red carpet look, I first dipped the tips of her hair in pastel pink hair dye. Next, I applied a volumizer and blew out her hair with the PRO Beauty Tools Professional 1875 W IONIC AC Motor Dryer using a large round brush. To get a sleek polished look, I first created a strong side part. Then, I used the PRO Beauty Tools® 1” Professional Ceramic Shine Digital Straightener to really smooth out her hair. Lastly, I used hairspray to hold the style.”

Johnny Lavoy on Miranda’s performance look: “For Miranda’s performance look, I wanted to give her hair a little more movement. I started by using a beach spray for a little texture, then, I scrunched her hair while drying it with the PRO Beauty Tools Professional 1875 W IONIC AC Motor.  I love this dryer because of its quick dryer power, especially backstage when I’m only given a minute for a quick hair change! Then, I used two different sized PRO Beauty Tools Professional Gold Curling Irons to add additional texture. I alternated using the 1” and the 1 ¼” irons, which helped me created the perfect rock and roll, rocker-chic waves. Finally, I used hairspray to hold the look.”

 

 

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November 5, 2015

Fabulous Holiday Shopping Made Easy

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This season, It’s a Glam Thing will be providing you with some fabulous gift ideas for you and your family and friends. Keep checking throughout November and December and read and about our newest discoveries and latest fashion and beauty finds for you to consider when choosing your gifts.  Itsaglamthing.com

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November 3, 2015

Caregiver Appreciation Event at Adam Broderick Salon & Spa In honor of National Family Caregiver Month

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Renowned salon offering complementary services for caregivers on November 6th, 2015

Ridgefield, CT (October 2015) – In honor of National Family Caregiver and Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in November, Adam Broderick Salon & Spa has teamed up with the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter for its third annual Caregiver Appreciation Event. The salon will provide complementary beauty pampering and grooming services for caregivers to those who are affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In the state of Connecticut, there are over 177,000 caregivers who are friends and family providing over 201 million unpaid hours of care that are valued at $2.5 billion.

Adam Broderick Salon & Spa will have estheticians, massage therapists, stylists, nail technicians and makeup specialists available for complementary consultations on November 6th, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. In addition to the consultations, complementary services are available for fun purple hair extensions, beard or facial hair trimming for men, chair massages, ab private sunless tanning, light makeup applications, and nail lacquer applications.

An array of accessories from the ab beauty boutique will also be available for purchase in many colors, including purple. With every purchase of merchandise or gift cards, Adam Broderick Salon & Spa will donate a percentage back to the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter.
The event will take place on November 6th, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Adam Broderick Salon & Spa, a newly redesigned and renovated salon and spa located at 89 Danbury Road in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

About Adam Broderick Salon & Spa
Adam Broderick Salon & Spa is an award winning salon and day spa with two locations, one in Ridgefield, and the other in Southbury, CT that attracts clients from around the state of Connecticut, as well as New York. The salons and spa combine the best of urban chic with the convenience of a suburban lifestyle. A highly sought after motivational speaker and consultant, Adam Broderick is at the helm of both locations with his team of top colorists, stylists, estheticians and nail and spa therapists, along with a management team that works together to create a premier experience for every client.

Beauty brands partners include Bumble & Bumble, Kerastase, Oribe, T3 Tools, Nars, Clarins, Baxter of California, Eminence, Environ, Kiehl’s, Kneipp, Natura Bisse, Obagi, Skinceuticals and Somme Institute. Fashion brand partners include selects styles from Gucci, Marc Jacobs and Balenciaga Eyewear, Missoni, Botkier, Linnea Pelle and Annabel Ingall.

The Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter
The Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter estimates there are more than 73,000 people in Connecticut with Alzheimer’s disease and a growing population of early onset Alzheimer’s in the state. There are 177,000 caregivers who provide more than 200,000 hours of unpaid care each year to family, friends and colleagues. Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death and the only one of the top ten that has no way to be slowed, stopped or prevented. There is no cure. The Alzheimer’s Association offers care and support through the 24/7 Helpline, support groups, care consultations and community education. To find out more contact the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter at 860-828-2828 or visitalz.org/ct.

Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. It is the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. The Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.

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