Adrienne Raheb
July 10, 2016

Vanessa Hudgens Wears Patricia Nash on Italian Getaway!

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Vanessa Hudgens was photographed with her Patricia Nash Aberdeen Knapsack ($199) yesterday while arriving at LAX! Vanessa also took in the sights and posed with fans on her Italian getaway with the same Patricia Nash bag (www.patricianashdesigns.com).
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July 10, 2016

Beautiful sights in Italy, my Italian Adventure…to be continued

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Of all the beautiful sights in Italy, I thought this flower pot was worth the photo.

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July 4, 2016

100 Years of Handbags from Mode Studios

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Purse. Handbag. Pocketbook. Whatever you call it, it’s an accessory that adds flare and style to any outfit. Now, Mode Studios is giving fans a peak inside what many consider the most necessary accessory in its newest “100 Years” video: 100 Years of Handbags! The new clip in the viral series not only takes viewers on a tour of the past century’s top handbag fashions, but also dives into what people carried in their bags.

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June 28, 2016

Yara Shahidi Wears Lili Claspe at the BET Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26:  Actress Yara Shahidi attends the 2016 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

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Yara Shahidi was photographed wearing Lili Claspe yesterday at the 2016 BET Awards in Los Angeles.  The Blackish star looked fun and flirty with a sequin midi dress accented with gold rings, including Lili Claspe’s Crown Ring in Gold ($145) and Spear Ring in Gold ($125, www.liliclaspe.com).

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June 22, 2016

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

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Congratulations Danielle from Buena Park, CA, you are the winner of our Surprise Beauty Box. We hope you enjoy your beauty products from:

 

PURA D’OR Scalp Therapy Purador.com

Out of Africa Shea Body Oil and Hand Lotion Outofafricashea.com

Michaeltoddbeauty.com

LAQA & Co.

Tahe Magic Hair Mask can be found on Amazon.com

Nail Lacquer ButterLONDON.com

Lighted Lip Gloss from Gerardcosmetics.com

The Modern Girl’s Guide to the Gridiron Amazon.com

Apothederm.com

Crabtree & Evelyn

Elf eye liner (2) and  lip gloss

Refreshed Rose Water from Younique

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June 12, 2016

Danica McKellar Wears Red Dress Boutique!

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Danica McKellar was seen wearing Red Dress Boutique today! The actress looked summer ready in her My Way Citrine Yellow Shift Dress while promoting her new movie ($38, http://www.reddressboutique.com/).

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June 10, 2016

Inside Out: Creating Beautiful Skin, Hair, and Nails Through Diet

Inside Out: Creating Beautiful Skin, Hair, and Nails Through Diet
Inside Out: Creating Beautiful Skin, Hair, and Nails Through Diet Created By: Ogle School

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June 2, 2016

Women Survivors in Nashville and Rwanda Create Successful Bug Free Natural Repellent

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Newly improved natural repellent scores higher than leading natural spray in lab testing.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — June 2, 2016Thistle Farms, a social enterprise of women healing from trafficking, prostitution and addiction, launches its improved natural insect repellent for spring on the news of independent testing confirming its efficacy.
“Last year we sold over 8,000 bottles – each bottle bringing opportunities and jobs to women survivors of violence, trafficking and trauma in Nashville and Rwanda,” said Founder and President, Becca Stevens, who was named a CNN Hero earlier today.
“Our Thistle Farms Bug Free Repellent has become a remarkable success story for us,” Stevens said. “We know it’s a favorite of moms and nature-lovers, but we wanted to take the next step and confirm its effectiveness in the lab. We spent time fine-tuning and retooling this winter, and then had it tested this spring at an independent lab. It not only held up against the leading natural brand in the U.S., it surpassed it!”
Thistle Farms Bug Free Repellent utilizes organic rose geranium oil, grown and pressed by the farmers of Ikirezi, survivors of the Rwandan genocide. “When we visited Rwanda in 2008, we weren’t familiar with rose geranium and that it has been used as an anti-malarial in Africa for centuries. We decided then to partner with them – with the women of Ikirezi growing and harvesting the geranium and the women of Thistle Farms blending it with other natural ingredients and preparing it for the U.S. market. The product empowers women in both communities to become economically independent and gives consumers everywhere an earth-friendly solution for mosquitoes.”
Testing was provided by Snell Scientifics LLC. of Meansville, GA, an independent research lab specializing in scientific development and efficacy testing for pesticides and repellents. Thistle Farms Bug Free Repellent was tested against skin that was untreated as well as skin sprayed with the leading natural brand, proving to be 100% effective after 15 minutes, and performing 2% above the leading brand.
Thistle Farms Bug Free Repellent is available in 2 oz and 4 oz sizes, $8.99 and $14.99 respectively. A companion product, the Bug Free Outdoor Candle, retails for $28.99. Products are available onThistleFarms.org and at participating Thistle Farms retailers.
About Thistle Farms
Thistle Farms is a community of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. It includes a two-year residential program, called Magdalene, a Home & Body line, Thistle Stop Café and Thistle Farms Global. Thistle Farms stands as a witness to the truth that in the end love is the most powerful force for change.
@thistlefarms | @thistlestopcafe | @revbeccastevens | @thistleglobal
 
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May 27, 2016

How to Remove Tangles with a Paddle Brush…Tips from Sam Villa

 

 

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As you can see, I have curly hair and brushing curls can be problematic, more so than those with straight hair.   Below you will find some fabulous tips from Sam Villa which helped me out a lot with detangling. Curly hair or straight hair, tangles are everywhere and this tops work.

May, 2016 (New York, NY) – One of the reasons professional hairstylists are so valuable is because they know cool tricks.  Sam Villa, founder of Sam Villaâ and Education Artistic Director for Redken 5th Avenue NYC, has an easy trick for removing tangles with a paddle brush that is sure to stop the tears!

VIDEO: https://www.samvilla.com/blog/removing-tangles-with-detangling-brush/

“The trick is to understand the positioning and design of the paddle brush.  When held horizontally, the pins do not align, they’re more like a forest of trees, yet when held vertically, the pins are perfectly aligned in rows so they grab hair more uniformly allowing it to glide through removing tangles with ease,” says Villa.

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How To:

Hold a Sam Villa Signature Series Paddle Brush vertically (pins lined up) and only use the first few rows of pins, gently brush in a downward motion. When the pins are aligned, less rows are used and tangles come out with less effort and tension, preventing pulling and/or creating more tangles which can lead to breakage.

Sam Villa Artist Series Polishing Paddle BrushRetail Price: $30.00

Availability: https://www.samvilla.com/products/hair-brushes/paddle-brush

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May 23, 2016

Next stop…Flash Wax at NYC Boom Boom Brow Bar

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On a recent trip to New York, one of the last stops on our schedule was to go to Boom Boom Brow Bar. I have been dying to get there and once we arrived, the place was packed. We couldn’t even fit into the salon. Naturally, we would have waited (we heard it was definitely worth the wait) but a train home would not wait for us. My next trip to New York, Boom Boom Brow Bar will be my first stop. And I am also going to purchase  Boom Boom’s Flash Wax. Watch the video below and you will see why.

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Malynda Vigliotti (aka Boom Boom) offers this advice: Flash Wax is a low-temperature lipo-soluable cream that is so gentle, it can be used on ALL skin types…even sensitive.  It’s perfect for all Uptown (about the fabulous belt) and Downtown (below the fabulous belt) wax services.  It’s made in Italy – just like Boom Boom – and it’s the only wax good enough for her!  “I love waxing because you have a lot of control versus threading or tweezing…you can quickly and gently remove all hair for a great shape and smooth surface,” says Boom Boom.

Word to the wise – be honest, tell the esthetician if using medications that make skin sensitive, like Retin-A, retinol, Accutane, antibiotics, Benzoyl Peroxide, and even Proactive.  These medications are designed to exfoliate the skin, so if wax is applied, it can literally lift skin off like it’s a piece of parchment paper.  That’s when tweezing is the best bet.

“And no double dipping! If anyone dips a spatula more than once, guess what?  It’s not sanitary – it’s contaminating the entire pot of wax!! Shop around for good quality wax AND cleanliness,” adds Boom Boom.

Price: $15.00, 400ml/14 oz., available on http://www.amazon.com/dp/B017ARCVJS

Boom Boom would never test on animals!

Malynda Vigliotti (aka Boom Boom) is obsessed with brows – 165,000+ served at Boom Boom Brow Bar in NYC!!   Boom Boom Booty and Brow 2 now open offering Uptown (above the fabulous belt) and Downtown (below the fabulous belt) services! It’s fast, convenient, affordable and FUN!!  Everyone should have thick gorgeous eyebrows; after all, they are the most important feature on the face and THE best accessory EVA!   And now bikini waxing is a cinch too – just walk-in! Happy Hour all day every Monday – Friday.  Check out what’s cooking on Instagram: https://instagram.com/boomboombrowbar; Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/boomboombrowbar and Twitter:http://twitter.com/boomboombrowbar.

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