February 9, 2016

Be Brow-mazing


Want to know the secret to beautiful brows? It’s a Get Threaded exclusive product called Brow-mazing™, which transforms your brows with the most comprehensive brow range in the world.

Our products are 100% Australia owned, water resistant and last all day, formulated, produced and packed FREE from Ferric Ferrocyanide, Animal products, artificial dyes, FD&C colours, Talc, Carmine (also known as Cochineal), Bismuth Oxychloride, Mineral Oil (and its derivatives) and paraben preservatives.

With a range that includes brow dusts, brow dust creams, brow illuminator, brow gel and the must have brow lover brush, your brows will wow once you have your very own personalized ultimate brow kit.

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February 8, 2016

Your perfect gift is waiting to be created with Metal Pressions




It started out as a thought. Then it was a creation of my very own. Actually, I did have a little help from this amazing website, Metal Pressions. Owners Andreas and his wife Elisha (the inspiration behind Metal Pressions) established this unique business in 2008, offering fine personalized jewelry. Their jewelry is hand-crafted to your specifications so it is very unlikely you will find millions of people wearing your exact piece of jewelry. You probably won’t even find one person wearing it because your jewelry creation will be one of a kind, created by you.

At Metal Pressions, creating your piece of jewelry is easy and fun.

First, you will select your product, pendant, chain, necklace bracelet charms, ring, gems etc.

Next, you will choose your material such as silver, gold, rose-tone, it’s your choice. l then select text for personalization and stamping.

You will then select text for your personalization and add to your piece whatever else your heart desires.

My piece (shown above) was created with the help of Andreas and after he worked with me on the creative process, alas, my pendant was complete. I couldn’t have asked for a more charming sentimental piece honoring my 4 children. If you need a little help with your creative process, there are professional metal crafters on the site to help you and guide you through the steps.

Metal Pressions also gives you the opportunity to purchase merchandise already created and waiting for you on their website.  Men’s and Women’s jewelry, as well as exceptional Bridal gifts are among many exquisite handcrafted jewelry pieces available for purchase.

When my piece arrived, I was excited to show my creation to my husband. He liked it very much and was impressed with the piece knowing I didn’t drop into the nearest jewelry store and buy it on the spot. I told him I created it on Metal Pressions and he even added a few of his own ideas. Well, it’s too late to add to this piece but It’s not too late for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day to create another piece.  It also got me thinking, what a great idea for my children to collaborate and create a piece for their grandmother and/or grandfather.

The personalized intricately crafted pieces can be worn by anyone and created by anyone. There are no limits to what you can create.

Andreas stated himself “We knew early on that creating amazing jewelry isn’t enough to be successful. Our customers want an incredible shopping experience. From the hand drawn images our customers sent us, we realized they wanted to be a part of the design process and know eactly what they were going to get before they purchased. The idea was born then, when we were just starting out in our garage. Now everyone can design their own jewelry.”

You can start designing your own jewelry by going to metalpressions.com and let your imagination take you away.

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February 8, 2016

I can’t get enough of my Pura Naturals


I can’t get enough of the Pura Naturals soap infused sponges. The Pura Naturals charcoal infused sponge was a fabulous facial sponge, I really loved it. My husband did too and took them for himself. Now, he wants my Pura Naturals Citrus Splash Nourishing Body Bar (Sponge) too! Really!!

What is so special about the  Citrus Splash Nourishing body bar? It is the perfect Soap sponge because the soap is infused in it and exfoliates at the same time. No abrasive microbeads are contained in the bar. The sponge is thick and perfect for your body. You will cleanse with hydrating and soothing oils including coconut, soybean and sunflower seed oil among others.

The sponge itself is quit unique. As stated by Pura Naturals,  “Pura Naturals, created from the same unique foam approved by the U.S. EPA to clean sensitive waterways, performs like no other personal cleansing product.”

You can find Pura Naturals soap infused sponges at select CVS, Wegmans and Harris Teeter stores as well puranaturalsproducts.com




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February 7, 2016

A Word from the experts on Investing in Real Estate in Stowe



Real estate is a difficult world to understand, and as a layman, you need someone to hold your hand and show you the ropes. Real estate in Stowe, Vermont has recently experienced an all-time high due to the great returns that some of the investors have made and have testified to. Stowe is located in an ideal area in the United States where real estate companies have profited in the purchase of areas for the popular ski resorts and mountain resorts.

In this high stakes industry, you need experts to help you along the way. Below are some important facts straight from the mouth of the winners in real estate Stowe, Vermont. It is important to note them down before you embark on real estate as an investor.

  •         Due diligence– you must confirm, research and find out everything about the property you are interested in. Try your best to obtain all information possible about your potential investment. Information such as the history of the property, potential future income and capital costs should be well understood and at your fingertips.
  •         Do not try to reinvent the wheel– What I mean by this is that you should follow the footsteps of the ones who have already made it in the real estate world. Talk to the experts and more so the winners. Do as they did. There is always a formula to success in every niche and it is simple to find out what the secret to real estate is.
  •         Collaborate with the right people-Partnering with the ideal real estate firm or agent can make or break you in the investment sector. A reliable and honest partner will be able to advise you on the steps you need to take in order to succeed. More importantly, investigate their track record before you collaborate fully with them.
  •         Never trust the spoken word– Although many deals are made and closed verbally, it is advised that you put everything in writing. Everything concerning your investment, such as leases, amendments, notices, addendums and even general communication should always be written down and where necessary acknowledged by all parties involved. This will avoid future conflict situations and lead to better understanding and referencing.
  •         Location, location, location– Those are the three golden words in real estate and are especially important to an investor. Location always relates to home value. It can have a great impact on your investment risk. Most people look at making a good deal based on square footage and property characteristics forgetting that location is the most important factor to consider

Buying and selling of homes has become more than what you see on the surface. The real estate industry is in fact a multi-million dollar industry in the United States of America alone. Investing in this industry has become an increasingly popular prospect for most Americans especially over the past fifty years. It has become a very profitable investment vehicle since it presents a large array of opportunities. You must however seek advice from the experts as owning real estate is a lot more complicated than investing in stocks and bonds.



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February 7, 2016

February 2016 Beauty’s Best – Blo and Go




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February 4, 2016

How to Stop Blame Game in Your Relationship


Blame games occur often in relationships, particularly, when the problem arises and no one admits his or her fault. Every person bears some flaws. Most of the time, a person tries to defend his or her stance by putting the blame on others. When a person undergoes a negative experience, certain defenses develop in mind. These defenses do not allow a person to trust others. However, continuation of blame game does not make partners happy and may lead to separation, but there are ways to work on this issue and live a happy life.

Avoid Framing Case

When conflict takes place, it is easy to bring allegations on partner’s character with all kinds of proof. You may start pointing out incidents where your partner has failed to perform the prescribed task.

Framing case against your partner is problematic. Once you start to see your partner in a certain way, you often judge his or her actions in a negative manner. You often treat innocent comments as critical ones. Here, you need to maintain a balanced perspective on situations that occur. You can learn how to deal with such a situation by visiting good sources of relationship management like http://www.magicrelationships.com.

Maintain Calmness

When you enter into a relationship, you would notice how certain things set you off, when defenses are at work. The withholding attitude or the bad mood of your partner can make you land in the primal state and the situation becomes worse when the behavior reminds something painful from the past.

Most of the time, your instinct would direct you to enter into loggerhead with your partner. This would not solve the issue. When you feel triggered, you should relax before you react. You keep your partner’s temper under control by calming down yourself first.

Never Bring Things Back From the Past

When the blame game starts, it goes out of control. No one becomes ready to admit fault. Nobody can emerge as a winner through arguments. If you wish to improve your relationship, then you have to ensure that you should not speak any point, which is related to the past.

You have to shed your previous thoughts for ensuring the flow of positive feelings between you and your partner. This, in turn, allows you to drop your reactive defenses. Further, you can exchange feedbacks with each to lead a happy life.

Analyze Your Patterns

When you have calmed yourself and have stepped away from the argument, you start figuring out your patterns. When you get triggered, it is crucial for you to observe the moment. You have to analyze if you have overreacted. Is your reaction anything to do with the past?

You can think about what sets you off and the patterns that influence your relationship. Here, you need to accept that a couple is formed with two persons having different mindsets. You have to respect the compassion and differences when you are at confrontation with your partner.

Be Bold to Receive a Feedback

When you initiate a dialogue, it is important to listen to the points, which your partner says. Feedback should not be avoided. Do not think that you would be devastated when you receive feedback. A feedback has the power of bringing transformation to one’s life by helping him or her to live with honesty.

Develop the Sense of Compassion

When you start identifying your defenses and those of your partner, you would know why your partner behaves in a particular manner. When you find the reasons of getting triggered, you can develop the sense of compassion.

In order to stop the blame game, you need to calm down yourself first. Then you can easily analyze yours as well as behavioral patterns of your partner and ask for feedback. This way, you can settle for a happy deal with your partner.

Author Bio – Jenice Decosta is a life coach expert. She has prevented couples from getting separated by solving blame game issues. To know more about her tips on happy relationship, visit http://www.magicrelationships.com.





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February 2, 2016

Top 10 Amazing Birthday Gifts for your Sister



There are many special women in our lives. Our mothers, aunts, friends, mentors and daughters are incredibly important but sisters are the best. You might get into fights due to little disagreements but your sister is and will always be your sister. You will always love her. Sisters have watched you grow, helped you in keeping your secrets from mum and dad, she’s been as excited over your first kiss just as you were and she has never forgotten your birthday or wedding anniversary. It is therefore very important that you reward them with an awesome gift on their birthday. The following gifts will surprise her and even deepen your love for each other.

  1. Themed Birthday Party

With her travel destination in mind, plan a birthday party with all the details of that place. A Paris based Party and cake with every invited party dressed in the high French designs; she will be over the moon. If she is fond of a book or a TV- Series, take the opportunity to create a themed party around her favourite fantasy world. All guests should also dress in line with the theme. Be sure to carry tissue.

  1. Jewelry

A good quality piece of jewelry custom-made for them speaks volumes. Sisters are meant to be appreciated and valued. A golden pendant with a locket or one with her initials and they will definitely keep her smiling.

Knowing your sister’s personality is a role that you have to undertake throughout your lives. A fashionista would love glam earrings, if she is sentimental; the engraved, printed or stamped jewelry will be a perfect match for her while your girly-girly sister would love a delicately molded necklace. While picking the perfect metal, consider her preference; some love gold, others silver. Make her happy.

  1. Books

Sisters take care of each other in all aspects of life. Even if your sister isn’t a big reader, introduce her to the world of books. Whether your sister loves comics, science, history, art or travel, you will always get the right book. It is important for your sister to grow educated and learn all as well as travel. You travel through books. For your book loving sister, get her that book she has been talking about for months. She will appreciate your efforts further if you get it signed by their favourite author.

  1. Gadgets

Pampering your younger siblings/ sister with the latest gadget in her colour and with the best camera features never goes wrong. They might have been dreaming about that gadget for nights. Add a preferred type of music in the player and some family photos. You never know, she might even turn out to be the best web and software developer!

  1. Movie Tickets

If your sister loves Star-Wars movies and one is premiering on the big screens, get her tickets. She will love them. You can enjoy sister moments with popcorn/ ice cream. You won’t go wrong with this.

  1. Gift Basket

Some sisters are hard to please and yours might be one of them. To avoid the disappointment from a single gift, get her a beautiful gift basket with the best wine, chocolate, jewelry, perfumes, lotions and hair accessories. You will be thanked, and hugs and kisses will be flowing your way.

  1. Savings Account

Teaching your sister good saving habits will have to start from somewhere. Open up a savings account for them and put in a few dimes. To avoid spending, let them have a target and a dream item/ service to save up for. This will inculcate good financial management habits in their lives and you’ll be glad you did that later in life.

  1. Weekend Get-Away

For your outgoing and lover of travelling, you can gift her air tickets to her favourite destination. The two of you can use that time to bond and catch up. You rarely get the time to catch up on everything in the fast paced society.

  1. Shoes

Well, ladies love shoes! Get your sister a beautiful pair of heels and she will love you a little more. A good shoe speaks volumes of an individual’s personality. Let her know this as you gift her.

  1. Spa Session

Ladies and girls love being pampered. A spa session with your sister and mother or your sister and her daughter or friend will be appreciated. Sometimes, all they need is to get away from their busy schedules, relax and bond.

Showing sisterly love is very important because a sister means the world. You might get into fights but she is your sister and you should appreciate them.

Author Bio

Curtis Johns is a relationship expert and a jewelry collector. He advices couples and families on the importance of gifting; however small the gift might appear. Visit his blog ‘Family-Collections’ to learn more and have a look at some of his jewelry collection.




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February 1, 2016

Demi Moore at the Screen Actors Guild Awards

Demi Moore at the Screen Actors Guild Awards

Makeup by Charlotte Tilbury

Demi Moore SAG Awards Presenter

By: Melinda Lombardi:

Saturday night SAC Award presenter Demi Moore stunned in a vintage Zac Posen gown with a timeless and elegant makeup look created by makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury.


When asked about the look, Tilbury said, “Demi and I wanted the makeup to match the elegance of the Zac Posen gown. I chose to go with my signature Dolce Vita eye look to enhance Demi’s amazing green eyes.”


Below, Tilbury shares the key steps she took to create Demi’s look:


  1. To prep Demi’s skin and ensure a flawless canvas, Charlotte applied Magic Cream to the entire face and then Magic Eye Rescue to the eye area. Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow was applied to create a flawless soft focus finish, which acted as the perfect base to the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation in 6 Medium (NEW – available in March 2016).


  1. Charlotte applied Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand in Shade 2 underneath the eyes, then used The Retoucher Concealer in 3 Medium where needed and rid the skin of any unwanted oils with a dusting of Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder in 3 Dark.
  2. Next, Charlotte used Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift in Cara D to perfect Demi’s brows and frame her face.


  1. For the eyes, Charlotte applied her Luxury Palette in The Dolce Vita to make Demi’s green eyes sparkle, and then applied Charlotte Tilbury Rock ‘N’ Kohl in Barbarella Brown in a feline flick on the top lash line to elongate her beautiful lashes. The eyes were finished with Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes Mascara on top and bottom lashes.


  1. Charlotte then used Hollywood favorite Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow in Light-Medium to highlight and add a subtle glow.


  1. Charlotte applied Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blusher in onto the apples of Demi’s cheeks.


  1. To complete the look, Charlotte lined Demi’s lips with Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Hollywood Honey and followed with Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Bond Girl.




Charlotte Tilbury – Magic Cream

Charlotte Tilbury – Magic Eye Rescue

Charlotte Tilbury – Wonderglow Instant Soft-focus Beauty Flash
Charlotte Tilbury – Magic Foundation, 6 Medium 
Charlotte Tilbury – Mini Miracle Eye Wand, Shade 2

Charlotte Tilbury – The Retoucher Conceal & Treat Stick, 3 Medium
Charlotte Tilbury – Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder, 3 Dark
Charlotte Tilbury – Filmstar Bronze & Glow Face Sculpt & Highlight, Light-Medium



Charlotte Tilbury – Rock ‘N’ Kohl Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil, Barbarella Brown
Charlotte Tilbury – Luxury Palette, The Dolce Vita

Charlotte Tilbury – Full Fat Lashes, Glossy Black

Charlotte Tilbury – Brow Lift, Cara D



Charlotte Tilbury – Cheek to Chic Blusher, Ecstasy 



Charlotte Tilbury – Lip Cheat Lip Liner, Hollywood Honey

Charlotte Tilbury – Matte Revolution Lipstick, Bond Girl






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January 31, 2016

It’s a Glam Thing’s November Beauty Box Winner is…


Congratulations to Sharon K. from Wausau, WI. You have one a box of  Roloxin Instant Skin Smoothing Masque valued at $270.00. Roloxin Lift acts immediately to reduce the appearance of both wrinkles and pores, giving skin a smoother look and texture and more even skintone. The patented SilicaLiftTM technology, provides results lasting up to 24 hours per application. Roloxin Lift’s breakthrough patented formulation combines a matrix of hydrophilic and hydrophobic silica particles that are deposited on the skin during the 7-minute treatment. The network of silica particles contract as the skin dries to instantly create a bright, smooth, luminous appearance – with full results visible after just one treatment. You’ll love it – We do! (30 count, Retail value $270!!)

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January 31, 2016

6 Foods That Can Help Save Your Skin From Sun Damage



Just as an unhealthy diet can have a negative effect on your skin and health, a healthy diet high in antioxidant-rich foods can help protect your body, even from the sun. Since antioxidants help reduce inflammation and free radicals, loading your diet with them will go a long way against sunburn and skin damage as a result of UV rays. Dr. Nicholas Sieveking is a Nashville, TN board certified plastic surgeons and the director of Ageless Solutions, a comprehensive anti-aging and wellness center.
To be clear, Dr. Sieveking is not saying you should completely replace your daily sunscreen with food, but what you eat can offer additional protection for your skin. So if you’re looking for some ingestible sun protection, add these six sun-friendly foods to your next shopping list.

1. Berries & stone fruits
Strawberries, blueberries and cherries contain high levels of vitamin C, which can reduce free radical damage caused by exposure to UV radiation. Vitamin C also stimulates collagen production, important for skin’s youthful appearance. As a bonus, cherries contain melatonin, which protects skin from UV radiation and repairs sunburn damage.
2. Leafy greens
If it’s green and it’s got leaves, chances are it’s good for sun protection. According to one study, spinach, kale and swiss chard can reduce the risk of squamous cell skin cancer by 50%. Broccoli is also a good choice: it’s full of sulphoraphane, an antioxidant that helps your cells protect themselves against UV radiation.
Fresh herbs like parsley, basil, sage and rosemary are also packed with free radical-fighting, skin-protecting antioxidants. Not sure where to start? Check out our guide to cruciferous vegetables.
3. Red & orange produce
The antioxidant lycopene has been shown to protect the skin against sunburn and is at least twice as effective an antioxidant as betacarotene when it comes to blocking UV light. It also helps rid the body of free radicals. Chow down on tomatoes, papaya, guava, red bell peppers and pink grapefruit. Watermelon is an especially good choice: it contains 40% more lycopene than tomatoes.
Betacarotene is another antioxidant that has natural sunscreen properties: it’s been linked to reduced reactions to sunburns. You can find it in carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, pumpkins, mango and apricots.
4. Micro-algae
Spirulna has been dubbed “the next great superfood,” and for good reason. This micro-algea — along with chlorella — contains the antioxidant astaxanthin, which has been shown to protect the skin and eyes against UV radiation. It also fights free radicals and inflammation to prevent sun damage by preventing UV-induced cell damage.
If micro-algea isn’t exactly your cup of tea, you can find this powerful antioxidant in shrimp and salmon.
5. Chocolate
As long as it’s dark chocolate you’re eating, you’ll be ingesting plenty of flavanoids, which can improve your skin’s ability protect against sun burns and other UV-induced issues.
Research found that people who ate about one ounce of high-percentage dark chocolate every day for three months could withstand twice the amount of UVB rays before their skin started to turn red, compared to those who didn’t.
6. Green & black tea
The myriad health benefits of tea are well-known, but it’s nice to know that the cups you’re drinking can also help protect against sun damage. Green and black teas are packed with polyphenols that can help stop cancer development by limiting the blood supply to the cancerous area.
Green tea can even help prevent non-melanoma skin cancer by enhancing DNA repair.
Bon appétit!

Dr. Nicholas Sieveking is a board certified plastic surgeon who completed his training in General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University. After Stanford, he received additional fellowship training in Aesthetic Surgery in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil. In addition to his plastic surgery board certification, Dr. Sieveking is also board certified with advanced fellowship training in Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine. This double board certification enables Dr. Sieveking to be the most complete anti-aging surgeon and physician to treat his patient’s age-related needs, from the inside to the outside. Dr. Sieveking’s comprehensive solo practice includes advanced cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, state of the art cosmetic laser and skin care services, Bio-identical hormone replacement therapies, medically-supervised weight loss programs, and cutting edge laboratory testing for hormone, amino acid, vitamin and nutrient deficiencies as well as toxin analysis and food and chemical sensitivities testing.
Dr. Sieveking has operated and lectured around the world on topics of face lifts, breast surgery, and cleft lip and palate repair. He has authored a chapter on Rhinoplasty in one of the major training textbooks for plastic surgery residents. In 2012 and 2013, he was voted “Top Plastic Surgeon in Nashville” in two Readers Polls by the citizens of Nashville.

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