Adrienne Raheb
September 18, 2017

Enter It’s a Glam Thing’s September Surprise Beauty Box Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive an It’s a Glam Thing Beauty Box™ (valued at over $200.00). Your Beauty Box™ will include the newest, most unique, tested and true beauty products that we love and adore. Each box will include a selection of Full Size products chosen especially for you from our team of beauty experts. Enter today!

It’s a Glam Thing is happy to collaborate with Bauer Publications in an It’s a Glam Thing Gift Box give-away for lucky readers of ABC Soaps in Depth, CBS Soaps in Depth, Closer Weekly, First For Women, In Touch Weekly, Life & Style Weekly and Woman’s World. Products include, Pura D’or Hair CareGerard CosmeticsPrivateRX products for waxing & shaving, and Petal Fresh Pure Bath & Body products.


Featured in this month’s giveaway is a little something for the Glam Mom on the go.

Baby Magic No-Rinse Wash  is the diaper bag essential that should be at the top of your list! The foaming application allows you to clean your baby without running a full bath and is great to use when you are away from home for a quick and easy beach or park clean-up.

For on-the-go diaper rash treatment use Boudreaux’s Butt Paste  starts healing on contact to keep your little one diaper rash-free! Available in Original or Maximum Strength, Boudreaux’s 2oz bottles are the perfect addition to any baby bag.

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September 12, 2017

Preventing Fraud After Natural Disasters

By: Justin Lavelle, 

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, two things are certain: 

1. Texans and Floridians will rebuild and repair. 

2. Scammers will be lurking, ready to take advantage of victims, their circumstances and the people lending a hand to help. 

About the fraud schemes that are bound to arise, Frank Scafidi, spokesman for the nonprofit National Insurance Crime Bureau, said “We’ve seen it after every significant disaster, and we don’t expect anything different once the Harvey-induced floods recede.” 

Preventing natural disaster relief scams is possible. But it takes informed citizens doing their research.

Here are some ways both victims and supporters can stay protected from these fraudsters: 

How Victims Can Avoid Fraud 

Use Trusted, Local Contractors 

 Without a doubt, there will be scammers posing as contractors after a natural disaster. You want to make sure you do research to ensure you aren’t going to be taken advantage of. 

Here are a few tips to follow: 

• Don’t hire anyone who rushes or pressures you to sign a repair contract. 

• Don’t pay in cash. A scammer can take the money and never be heard from again. 

• Never hire a contractor on the spot. Read reviews and make sure they do quality work before making any deals. 

• Confirm that the contractor’s business is legal, licensed and registered. Request to see a business license and proof of insurance. 

• Pay in installments and wait for the repairs to be completed to make the last payment. 

• Always get everything in writing. A legal contract is your safety net, should any issues arise. 

Do A VIN Check Before Buying A Car 

After Hurricane Katrina, fraudsters were fixing up cars damaged by the flooding and selling them as used cars – leaving their victims with a lemon of a car. 

Conducting a vehicle inspection number check will tell you if the vehicle had previous repairs or damage. 

How Supporters Can Avoid Fraud 

Spot Fake Charities

Don’t let scammers take advantage of your generosity. Doing your own research is imperative before making any donations. 

Conning charities and fraudulent fundraisers may do any of the following:

• Refuse to tell you the details; its mission, identity, cost or how your donation will be used. 

 • Ask for cash donations. 

• Ask you to wire money. 

• Thank you for a donation you didn’t make. 

• Try to get you to donate immediately, without giving you time to research. 

• Use a similar name as an established charity. 

• Refuse to give you proof that a donation is tax deductible. 

• Offer to provide an overnight shipping service to collect a donation (another way they try to get you to pay immediately). 

Beware Of Internet Charity Scams 

Before Hurricane Katrina even hit, scammers had registered dozens of websites with “Katrina” in the name to pose as charities. 

These scams circulate quickly on social media due to their sophistication, so watch out. Once someone makes the mistake of falling for a scam, the fraudsters will lure the victim’s social media friends in, knowing that people are more likely to trust what their friend likes. 

Here’s how to stay protected from online charity scams: 

• Be careful of which websites you give your email to. 

• Any organization asking you to send money overseas is a scam. 

• Do not open email attachments. Real emails from real charity organizations will not typically include attachments. Opening an attachment from an unsolicited email may lead to a computer virus. 

• Investigate the charity’s website. Legitimate charities’ web addresses typically end in .org – not .com. You can also rule out any website that asks for your personal information – these are scams.

• Be cautious of people claiming to be victims. If someone contacts you directly for help with something like a disaster or disease, they are likely to be scamming you. 

• Do not donate immediately over the phone. Do your research. 

You can also help those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma by sharing these tips with others. When more people are informed of these scams, more victims can get the help they need.

Justin Lavelle is Chief Communications Officer at BeenVerified is the fast, affordable, and easy way to access public records and search for people. Find out ages, marital status, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, criminal records, and more.

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August 30, 2017

Sarah Snyder Wears True Religion 

Los Angeles, CA – August 24, 2017 – Sarah Snyder recently shared a photo on Instagram wearing True Religion. The model looked laid-back and stylish while posing for a selfie in Halle Super Skinny Grommet Womens Jean($269,
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August 29, 2017

Win a Hard Candy Limited Edition Color Correct Expert Creme Wand Here

Have you tried one of the 6 new Color Correct Wands from Hard Candy. This Limited Edition Expert Creme wand is a creme color corrector that helps minimize skin imperfections. The wand has a soft brush tip applicator that fits into all the contours of your face. The lightweight formula blends easily on your skin. The six color choices are found below.

You can even win a Color Correct Wand from Hard Candy in It’s a Glam Thing’s  Surprise Beauty Box.  Enter HERE.

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August 28, 2017

Julia Michaels Wears June Nineteen at the VMAS!

Los Angeles, CA – August 28, 2017 – Julia Michaels wore June Nineteen jewelry to the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum last night in Los Angeles. The hit singer glowed in a blue ombre sequin gown accented with June Nineteen’s Friendly Diamond Serpent Ring ($2,280,
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August 21, 2017

Sara Sampaio Wears 7FAM!

Los Angeles, CA – August 11, 2017 – Sara Sampaio shared a photo on Instagram wearing

7 For All Man Kind while on vacation in Aspen. The Victoria’s Secret model rocked a chic Canadian Tuxedo by pairing her cropped denim jacket with

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August 21, 2017

Nia Sioux Wears Native Gem!

Los Angeles, CA – August 14, 2017 –  Nia Sioux was photographed wearing Native Gem while attending the Teen Choice Awards and BeautyCon in Los Angeles over the weekend The Dance Moms star accessorized both looks layering Native Gem‘s Awakening Bracelet ($72) and Intuition Bracelet ($72;
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August 4, 2017

Victoria Justice Spotted in LA with the Henri Bendel Influencer Tote!

Los Angeles, CA – August 2, 2017 – Victoria Justice was photographed carrying Henri Bendel while grabbing coffee with a friend recently in LA! The fashionista accessorized her summer monochromatic ensemble with Henri Bendel’s Influencer Tote in Black from their new collection that launches online today ($298;! The actress personalized her tote with an assortment of pins and charms for a chic touch.
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August 3, 2017 September Giveaway has arrived


Check out for free makeovers, free samples and a chance to win beauty products in their monthly contest.
Details on our September Beauty Basket Giveaway:This month our basket includes products from Garnier, L’Oreal, Vichy, Revlon, Circa, Sally Hansen, Maybelline and more! The Contest runs from now through 9/30/17, winners will be chosen on 10/10/2017 and notified by 10/15/2017. We want to encourage readers to go to our Facebook page ( and like us, then enter to win on our page. They can also enter on our website at
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July 31, 2017

The Winner of May’s Surprise Beauty Box is….


Congratulations, Patricia B. of Oconto, WI. You have been chosen as our May’s Surprise Beauty Box Winner. We hope you enjoy your beauty items from the following companies.

Zumi Mask                                

Purador Treatment Masque  

ulta Beauty 5 pc set  &             

Ulta Beauty Smoothie              

Hard Candy Color correct       

Revlon mirror                            

Grapefruit sorbet                     

Eye Lift Firming Treatment   


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