December 19, 2015

There are Sweet treats for everyone at Annie B’s


Warning: When expecting a delivery from Annie B’s Popcorn & Caramels, be on the lookout for its arrival and hide the goodies before your family sees them. That rule applies only if you plan of gifting some of the tasty treats Annie B’s has to offer. My husband dug into the Classic Assortment Popcorn Tin before I had a chance to hide it. Caramel, sharp cheddar and lightly salted white popcorn are the flavors in this elegant silver tin can and the cheddar was just about gone when I caught him eating it. Fortunately, the plastic bags inside the tins are resealable so they will stay fresh for months. Annie B’s Classic Assortment Popcorn Tin is a two-gallon silver tin which contains 3 varieties (7.5 oz each), and the flavors are delicious. The sharp cheddar popcorn contained in our assortment is popped in coconut oil and then carefully coated with savory cheddar flavoring and is both sweet and salty.

Considering how fast my husband was eating it I could see it was a hit.  Annie B’s popcorn is gluten-free, made with non-GMO popcorn and is handcrafted in small batches in a nut-free facility. The popcorn stays fresh for months from the date of manufacture with normal storage conditions. Trust me, you won’t have a propblem keeping this delicious popcorn around more than a month. Just in time for the holidays, the Tin is adorned with a “Happy Holidays” label, it’s just so pretty.



If popcorn is not on your gift list then consider a Polka Dot Gift Bag filled with Annie B’s Caramels named the Holiday Favorites Mix. This delightful treat bag contains 20 caramels which include 7 pumpkin spice caramels, 7 peppermint caramels and 6 chocolate raspberry caramels. Annie B’s Caramels are slow-cooked in copper pots, just as they have been since 1978. Annie B’s Caramels are made using only natural ingredients including butter, brown sugar and condensed milk. These delectable caramels are gluten-free and are also made in a nut-free facility.

Annie B’s carries a wonderful assortment of popcorn, caramels and chocolates available in different types of packaging. Annie B’s treats make sensational gifts not just for the holidays but for any occasion. At Annie B’s wesite find the closest location where Annie B’s treats are sold near you.


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December 18, 2015

CROSS Pens are Timeless gifts for all occasions

cr41201-cross-botanica-red-hummingbird-vine-ballpoint-pen_p1-1I think there is something very special about writing with a Cross pen. Maybe it is because one of the most thoughtful gifts that I remember receiving was a Cross pen from a teacher upon graduating 8th grade. It was engraved with my name on it and I still have it today. Can you believe 40 years later, I still have that pen? I don’t use it anymore, it is a keepsake now but that is the wonderful thing about receiving a cross pen, they are cherished forever. A Cross pen is truly the gift that will last a lifetime. I have continued the tradition of gifting Cross pens to graduates, on birthdays and on Christmas, they are the perfect gift for every occasion.

Cross has some incredible collections,  one of which is in the Botanica Collection. 6 beautifully crafted pens that I know my daughters will love are featured. As stated by Cross, these elegant pens are “Inspired by the beautiful floral patterns used in henna designs, Botanica is sure to captivate. Eye-catching colors are used to artfully illustrate three lush floral designs on pearlescent ivory lacquer. Tendrils of deep-etched metallic highlights bring the layers together, creating an element of depth and dimension. Like nature itself, Botanica is at once elegant, whimsical, and boldly original.” I know when my girls receive their Cross pen, it will be cherished.



Have you been listening to all the BUZZ lately over the new Start Wars movie? You might want to think about gifting a  Star Wars pen which Cross recently introduced. There are 3 pens in the series and each features a themed character emblem and detailed designs that are absolutely spectacular. These gel ink pens are available in Storm Trooper (shown above) CP3O and Darth Vader all with a “click mechanism”.  They are designed with a smooth-flowing gel ink technology. Make your gift even more spectacular by choosing a Star Wars pen from the Jot Zone Line. The gift set is shown above with a pen shown in a coordinating character-themed gift box. This medium sized journal is made of a high-quality leatherette finish containing 160 lined acid-free pages. If you know a Star Wars fan, this pen and gift set is a must have for their collection.


I do want to tell you about another special pen, one that has a cause, the Cross Limited Edition Fonderie 47 Peerless Fountain Pen.  CROSS has partnered With Fonderie 47  “To Stop Gun Violence In Africa”. I was touched to read that proceeds from this extravagant pen will enable the destruction of 10 more assault weapons in Africa helping to save human lives.

These pens are extremely special as stated by Cross, “CROSS has created only forty-seven of these limited edition fine writing instruments. The series’ signature is a disk of blackened steel from a melted-down, AK47 which is embedded in the cap and marked with the Fonderie 47 logo. Additionally, the center band that encircles its 18 KT, gold-filled barrel bears the unique serial number of the gun taken out of circulation in Africa to create it. For purposes of authenticity, each fountain pen is also engraved with a CROSS limited-edition number, representing each pen’s unique number in the limited series of forty-seven pens.”

The features of the Fonderie 47 Peerless Fountain Pen are exquisite with;

A disk of blackened steel from a melted down AK47 embedded in cap

An 18KT gold filled/rolled gold with an elegant fluted engraving pattern with a wide nib made of 18 Karat Solid Gold

The Center band on barrel shows unique serial number of gun taken out of circulation

Included is a keepsake box with a romance booklet and acrylic pen stand etched with the Fonderie 47 logo. A Certificate of Authenticity signed by Peter Thum, Fonderie 47 founder and the Cross designer is featured. Remember, there are only 47 in circulation and if you want to be part of this amazing charity you must act fast.

Cross pens and their collections are available and it is not to late to add a pen to your gift list.


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December 17, 2015

looking for Stocking stuffers? look no further


Pura Naturals® Activated Charcoal & Tea Tree cleansing pads are perfect for both his and her stockings. These botanically infused cleansing pads really do the job. Just ask my husband who says after using the pads, his face is squeaky clean, just how he likes it. They exfoliate quite well and the pads are not abrasive at all.  Simply add water to active the pad. You can use the pad over and over again until the soap has all been dissolved.  Pura Naturals® Activated Charcoal & Tea Tree cleansing pads are designed to extract impurities and oil from your skin. They are also infused with shea butter, jojoba, and cocoa butter (No petroleum by-products are used in their products).  The neat thing about this sponge if the foam technology that doesn’t leave the sponge soaking wet – just squeeze to remove excess water so it dries quickly inhibiting bacterial growth. I wouldn’t mind finding a 3-PK in my stocking.   puranaturals


A 1.7 oz can of Lanza Keratin Heating Oil Hair Plumper  spray is the perfect stocking stuffer and the perfect size to carry in your purse or gym bag when your hair needs a little “Pick-me-up”. I especially like using this spray in the morning because there is no added buildup of spray, and my hair goes from frump to plump in no time. I find spraying my hair with Lanza Keratin Heating Oil Hair Plumper then adding a little water to my hair works like a charm.



Treat yourself to a little luxury with goodies from Savannah Bee Company. The Royally Majestic Gift Set (shown above) includes three luxurious honeybee inspired gifts in convenient travel sizes and perfect for stocking stuffers. The Body wash is so soothing on your skin, and the body lotion smells divine. I love the lip balm, and I am using it right now! Savanah Bee products are made with all natural essential oils. There are  no parabens, no petroleum-derived ingredients, and are never tested on animals.

Savannah Bee Majesty Gift Sets are available in three signature scents, Blackberry Rose, Tupelo Honey, and Lemongrass Spearmint, order your set today at



It’s never to late for your nails look sinfully beautiful during the holidays and beyond. Nail polishes from Sinful Colors are a perfect stocking stuffer and will fill all the empty spaces. My girls can never have enough sinful colors.  View the entire collection at their website and choose your holiday colors. New Years is right around the corner, and I think your nails should look sinfully beautiful!


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December 16, 2015

Have you entered to win?

Hi everyone, remember to enter to win the December It’s a Glam Thing Beauty Box. The entry form is here:

It's a Glam Thing Beauty Box

It’s a Glam Thing Beauty Box

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December 15, 2015

Show off your exercise tracker in Pure Elegance with Jewelry from fitjewels

When I start a project, whether it’s a diet, blog or exercise routine, I become obsessed with all the little details. I write everything down, do my research and try to stay as committed as possible. Blogging is easy to stay committed to, but diet and exercise is a different story until I got my new activity tracker. I love the tracker, I can track my sleep, steps and most importantly, my calories and food journal with ease. It’s amazing, whether it’s a Fitbit, Fitbit Flex, or a Xiaomi Mi chip, it really does keep you on track. Now let’s talk about the rubber wrist band that comes with it. The are great for everyday wear but let’s face it, when you want to wear something pretty, you don’t want to wear a black or bright colored rubber band around your wrist, it just isn’t elegant. If you need to wear your exercise tracker and want it to look fashionable and sophisticated, you do have options.

I recently discovered fitjewels fitjewels has the most amazing jewelry that will hold your tracker allowing it to look fashionable. fitjewels carries a line of bracelets, necklace sets, and pendants. The styles are gorgeous and come in different finishes like 18K Gold Plate, Silver, Rhodium, 18 K Rose Gold Plated and Sterling Silver. Several of the fitjewels bracelets are offered with a leather strap making them stylish as ever. fitjewels has so many styles available to fit any style tracker, Fitbit, Fitbit Flex, Xiaomi Mi Chip, Jawbone and Sony Smart Band.

fitjewels newest Bracelet, Fusion in 18K Gold, (shown above) is the latest in their exquisite line of tracker jewelry. This sleek and feminine bracelet is available in  6.5 inches (Small)  and up to 7.5 inches (Medium) and is also available in Rose Gold. It is a handmade item from 925 sterling silver containing real leather. The Fusion is perfect for people with allergies  and is 100% nickel free

UnknownThe style of the Fusion Black/Silver (shown above) is made from 925 sterling silver and real leather. For silver lovers everywhere,  this bracelet will look great on your wrist whether you are wearing a casual or dressy outfit. Both of these bracelets are gorgeous, and I can’t wait to snag one. You can wear the fitjewels with or without the tracker; they are so versatile.








I am sporting my Fitbit Flexer in a stylish fitjewels Rhodium plated XIA pendant (shown above). My daughter noticed how pretty the pendant was and thought there was a precious stone inside. She was quite surprised when I told her it was my Fitbit jewelry. The Fitbit easily goes in and out of the pendant with plenty of room and is secure once the clasp is locked. This particular pendant is designed for the Xiaomi Mi (sold separately) chip but I have a Fitbit Flexer inside and it fits beautifully. The jewelry is so beautiful and will look amazing on any outfit. People will be looking at your jewelry and not the rubber band that is on your wrist.

Any piece of jewelry from the fitjewels line will be the perfect gift especially if you know someone who can’t live without their fitness tracker on at all times. I am going to Pre-Order my Fusion Bracelet for my Fitbit Flex now! You will love your jewelry and if you don’t love it fitjewels offers FREE returns in the US – no questions asked.

Finish your holiday shopping with a piece of jewelry from fitjewels!



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December 11, 2015

Lisa Hoffman Beauty Flash Sale- December 11th, Don’t Miss it!!!

Free 2-day shipping with all orders $50 or over!

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December 9, 2015

Stocking Stuffers in a rainbow of colors from Molton Brown



Stocking Stuffers are always the hardest part of holiday shopping, for me anyway. Filling a stocking with a bunch of small toys is easy when your children are young. What do you fill them with when they are in their twenties. Yes, they still want a stocking full of goodies so I am on the hunt for stocking stuffers that my daughters will love. It’s a tall order to fill and Molton Brown  filled it. Molton Brown’s 12-piece Body Wash Holiday Gift Set will definitely fill a stocking or two or three. If you love body washes, you will love this collection.

Molton Brown’s 12-piece Body Wash Holiday Gift Set is the perfect gift for one person too. They won’t have to share this set and can enjoy the whole collection by themselves.

With fragrances like, Orange & Bergamot, Japanese Orange, Bushukan, Gingerlily, Pink Pepperpod, Blossoming Honeysuckle & White Tea, Coco & Sandalwood, Eucalyptus, Samphire, Templetree, Ylang-Ylang, and Black peppercorn, your showers and baths will be a little more exotic.  The fragrances are delicate and appealing. They are the perfect stocking stuffer, gift topper and the perfect size for travel.  If you don’t buy holiday gifts, pick one up for yourself, you certainly  deserve a bit of luxury.

With this collecton, my daughters won’t have to fight over the body wash anymore, there is plenty for everyone!

Molton Brown

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December 9, 2015

The Winner of September’s Surprise Beauty Box is……

Congratulations Jean C. from Menomonie, WI. You are the lucky  winner of It’s a Glam Thing’s Surprise Beauty Box valued at $250.00. Enjoy your products!


Gerard Lighted Lipstick     

Travolo Milano Atomizer   

LVX Nail Lacquer                

Umbrian Truffle Face Serum

Pukka Tea                             

Purity Design Pure Texture

Apothoderm Firming Serum

Bioelements Eye Creme      

Sea Buckthorn Oil               

Obedo Neck Pillow              

bo-po Nail Polish for kids    

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December 8, 2015

REVLON will have your hair Stylin’ this Holiday Season


As soon as I received the new Revlon Pro Collection One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler, my 26-year-old daughter told me that it was exactly what she needed for her hair. Needless to say she is using it now, she loves it and I guess I have to get my own.


The Revlon Pro Collection One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler by Helen of Troy is a hair tool that is a blow dryer/paddle brush all in one unit. The best part about it is that now, you will have a hand free so you can quickly dry and style your hair with one hand. As you can see from my daughters results (shown above) what started out as wavy wet hair, has turned into sleek, straight and soon to be frizz-free hair. She also feels that she doesn’t need to use a flat-iron after blow drying and if she does, it is only for touch-ups. She says this styler is a huge time saver and its lightweight design makes styling comfortable.

The Revlon Pro Collection One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler was designed to reduce heat exposure and minimize heat damage to your hair and has some remarkable features; you will notice that the Paddle Brush design is made with flexible material to contour to the head and smooth out hair and the Massaging Ball Tips help detangle hair, while being gentle to your scalp.

The Revlon Pro Collection One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler also has IONIC TECHNOLOGY®. Ionic Technology is a process where negative ions neutralize positive ions in the air. This process seals the hair cuticle which reduces frizz leaving your hair shiny. What’s not to love about this amazing hair tool. My daughter is very fussy when it comes to hair appliances and she is really enjoying this one. You can purchase your own at large drugstores nationwide such as Walmart.



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December 7, 2015

You only need an eyeliner for dramatic eyes



A message from Linda Eisner from Pencil Me In Cosmetics:

No time in the morning to wear makeup? If there is anything you can do to your face that doesn’t take too much time but makes a huge impact on your appearance is to play up your eyes.

Make sure you have a nice tip on your eyeliner but not overly sharp where when you press the point may fall apart or drag your eye lids. Pencil Me In Cosmetics eyeliner comes with a built-in sharpener.
Make sure the pencil tip is at the right temperature. Oftentimes eyeliner pencils can be too cold to first apply. You can cup the eyeliner point in the palm of your hands to get it warmer and soften or even use your blow dryer real quick and at an arms length distance to not destroy the eyeliner but to warm it. Cold eyeliner is hard to apply. When eyeliner is the perfect temperate it goes on perfectly smooth.
A cat eye shown here doesn’t take a long time to do but makes a huge impact. Pencil Me In Cosmetics has a white eyeliner color called Snow. You don’t have to use just black or white for this look. Try a mix of a dark and light shade. We offer 30 various eyeliner shades. Experiment with our Amethyst dark purple and Orchid Sparks, a lighter purple.
Experiment with color. I can’t stress enough that we should not be afraid of colorful eyeliners. The day you wear a different colored eyeliner, I bet you someone will notice and for all the right reasons.

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