Dawn McCarthy
July 27, 2015

It all started…in Tampa

Last night the VIP Exclusives Fashion Show took place at the Tampa Convention Center. With some bling, formal wear and so much more, it was a night to remember. Stay tuned for a full coverage of the show coming, but in the meantime check out the beautiful models in these photos modeling some of the beautiful fashions from last nights show!

Model in fashions from the VIP Exclusives Fashion Show

Model in fashions from the VIP Exclusives Fashion Show

More models in fashions from the VIP Exclusives Fashion Show

More models in fashions from the VIP Exclusives Fashion Show

ADreamRocks Designs from the VIP Exclusives Fashion Show

ADreamRocks Designs from the VIP Exclusives Fashion Show

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July 22, 2015

Coming in for a “Soft Landing”

I love doing my nails, I mean all us women love doing or getting our nails done am I right? But the only downfall of doing our nails is the mess we have to endure with all the nail filings, glitter, and spilled nail polish the chaos seems never ending. That is until you find that you can now come in for a “Soft Landing” mani/pedi with Soft Landings Towels. Owned and operated by Kathy Weltman, Soft Landings makes clean up a breeze.

Soft Landings Towels Logo

Soft Landings Towels Logo

I wish I had known about these when I was a little girl. I can remember my mom would always get a little panicked when I painted my nails especially when designs got involved. Not much has changed but also this time with Soft Landings Towels, everything gets trapped within the fibers and can just be scooped up and tossed out. Soft Landings is also very beneficial for the salon professional when doing acrylics, and natural nail mani/pedis. Of course in the salon using the entire towel is the best so that it can cover the entire table top. But when I’m doing my nails at home, I cut the towel into sections big enough for one hand. That way you can have more than one.

Soft Landings Packaging

Soft Landings Packaging

Not only does Soft Landings Towels offer their line of Table Towels, they also have individual squares for removing gel or shellac polish. But that’s not it. Oh NO! A product like this is the true “jack of all trades” when it comes to uses. When in need grab them for your facial room or even for cosmetics. In fact some well known names proudly use the Soft Landings towels such as Essie, Milday Text books, Footlogix and Dazzle Dry… just to name a few.

So if you are tired of the mess, and don’t want to deal with anymore nasty lint bugs, or staining etc. check out www.softlandingstowels.com “Put your hands on these”

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July 22, 2015

Summer Bazaar on Arizona Midday

Today I presented a selection of products for an It’s a Glam Thing “Summer Bazaar”.

Beauty/Lifestyle expert Dawn McCarthy on Arizona Midday

Beauty/Lifestyle expert Dawn McCarthy on Arizona Midday

Watch the segment here: http://www.12news.com/videos/entertainment/television/programs/arizona-midday/2015/07/22/summer-bazaar/30536835/

Gabriel Cosmetics Inc. has nail polish colors that you will love this summer like The Cabana Collection. We love the tropical shades and more. Gabriel Cosmetics “5 free” non toxic nail polish are free of: Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Camphor & Phthalate. We also enjoy using the Gabriel’s Classic Palette designed for women wanting the signature look with ease.

Aviva believes that healthy hair is a crucial part of overall personal wellness. As the accessory you wear every day, your hair endures a lot. Each and every strand is consistently exposed to sun, sweat, pollution and harsh chemicals from shampoos, conditioners, dyes, styling tools and other environmental factors. On top of that, we often don’t get the full amount of necessary nutrients for basic hair health. That’s where Aviva comes in. Eighteen essential nutrients plus minerals nourish, grow, protect, strengthen and prevent. The exclusive, scientifically designed formula is certified GMO-free, 100% drug free, fish free and gluten free. Our daily supplements are easy to take, all-natural and cruelty-free.

Cool-it Caddy® and Icepops® personal coolers by Vinci Designs – keeps your lip lusters, make up, sunscreen and even snacks and medications chilled in the hottest of places. So you stay fresh, no matter what the temperature. Now that’s cool!

Just pop the Cool-it Caddy® or Icepops® personal cooler into a freezer until frozen. Next step? Go play! On the course. On the boat. On the go. Courtside. Beachside. Poolside.

Pura d’or brand Pure and Organic Argan Oil helps to Diminish Wrinkles, Stimulate Skin Cells, Reduce Appearance of Scaring and Stretch Marks, Create Softer Smoother Skin, Provide Relief for Eczema and Psoriasis, Restore Nutrient Content to Skin Cells & Helps Repair Damaged Hair. All of this comes in one formula! This is perfect for summer beauty woes like dry brittle hair, rough heels from walking in the sand and water and in flip flops. We show more skin in the summer so of course we want it looking smooth and healthy, Pura d’or Pure and Organic Argan Oil gets that done.

Keeping your clothes clean is quicker and easier than ever before with Unmarx for Clothing. Designed to be easy to carry so it’s always available for touch-ups, this reusable cleaning pad allows you to quickly remove clothing marks. You’ll be surprised how a few swipes will erase annoying deodorant marks, lint, pet hair, powders and more left behind on your clothes. No need to use water. Just place your hand under the elastic band, swipe and done!


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July 22, 2015

More “Summer Bazaar” on Arizona Midday

Today I presented a selection of products for an It’s a Glam Thing “Summer Bazaar” (part 2)

Beauty/Lifestyle Expert Dawn McCarthy on Arizona Midday

Beauty/Lifestyle Expert Dawn McCarthy on Arizona Midday

Watch the segment here: http://www.12news.com/videos/entertainment/television/programs/arizona-midday/2015/07/22/summer-bazaar-part-2/30538439/

MONAT’s exclusive product REJUVENIQE Oil Intensive is a revolutionary and invigorating blend of over 11 molecular ingredients that mimic the body’s natural oil. MONAT sources their oils from around the world, meeting the strictest standards of potency, purity and worker wellbeing. Abyssinian is the Key ingredient in Rejuveniqe Oil Intensive. It is also formulated with Baobab, Camelia, Carrot Seed and more ingredients found here: http://monatglobal.com/slide/rejuveniqe/

Enjoy the Sun, Pamper Your Skin & Protect Your Beauty with CoTZ, The Healthier Sunscreen. Products in the line include CōTZ Face Natural Skin Tone SPF 40, CōTZ Sensitive SPF 40, and CōTZ® Flawless Complexion SPF 50. CōTZ sits invisibly on top of the skin and functions like thousands of mirrors to deflect UVA/UVB rays before the rays can penetrate the skin. CōTZ Balanced Mineral Complex™ for healthier skin is 100% Free of Oils, Fragrances, Preservatives, Parabens, PABA, Gluten, Phthalates. Does not irritate or sting. Is gentle enough for all skin types, Contains #1 & #2 rated sunscreen ingredients.

MasterPan provides quality innovative cookware that makes a difference in your kitchen. Professional cooks and regular home cooks have tested and loved MasterPan 12 x 15 inch (32 X 38 cm) Aluminum Non-Stick Frying Pan. With ergonomic Bakelite Handle, it’s oven safe up to 180C (350F). Safe and Durable Xylan® Plus double layer non-stick coating by Whitford. With no PFOA or Heavy Metals. It’s durable for everyday use and is dishwasher safe, Stain resistant Non-Stick Coating. It’s easy to clean, has a heavy gauge base for a balance heat flow. Higher heat in the center for grilling meats and fish while lower on the sides for frying eggs, vegetables, pancakes, etc. Efficient multi sectional design allows you to fry or cook 5-6 different foods all at the same time!

Seductive and sexy, Black Lace Skin Jewelry offers a new way to wear jewelry. This gorgeous body jewelry collection comes in several ranges: Haute Couture Jewelry, LUXE Black Sparkle, Bridal White and Champagne and Reusable Matte Black, fabricated using the finest glitters, Swarovski elements, silks and satins. Designs are inspired by Medieval times…but with a modern, edgy twist! Fleur de lis, royal crowns, romantic roses and hearts, a gothic cross, winged armor, crystal beaded snakes, thorns and feathers. All body jewels are handcrafted using US materials. They are Hypoallergenic, Self- Adhesive, Waterproof and last up to 3 days from between $13 – $150.

Tekeen is the newest and most versatile ready-to-serve premium drink made with agave nectar, orange wine and all natural flavors. Tekeen comes in 3 flavors: Passion Fruit Lime, Cucumber Lime and Grapefruit. Enjoy it over ice or mix it into a cocktail or Tekeen Bomb shot. Available everywhere in Texas if you ever visit, or online at Tekeen.com – its expanding globally soon too!


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July 15, 2015

Color loving with Framesi

My mom, Sharon Hatcher, is back with another great blog! Here she shares her “Color Loving” with Framesi Color Lover! Check it out below.

Framesi Color Lover Shampoo & Conditioner is great to help retain that perfect color that you love so much for a lot longer. It is gentle and therefore the color you started with stays true for a longer period of time. Made in the USA and free of sulfates, paraben, gluten, DEA & sodium chloride makes this product a great choice to give your hair the TLC that it needs. I really liked the body that my hair has after using these products. I thought I was ready for a haircut, but found that I was really enjoying my length with it’s new bounciness & body. You only need a little each time you wash your hair so that means the product lasts longer than most. Framesi also has a line of hair color that you might want to check out. If you would like to acquire some of your own “Framesi” products, go to http://www.framesiprofessional.com/Locator/Salon to find a salon near you.

Framesi Color Lover Shampoo and Conditioner

Framesi Color Lover Shampoo and Conditioner

Guest post by Sharon Hatcher

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July 9, 2015

Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort

A week ago today, I returned from a lovely getaway at the Palace Resorts in CANCUN: Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort-(Moon Grand section).  I was very much in need of a little getaway, sun, friend time, and relaxation. This resort did not disappoint. The beaches, pools, staff and food were all wonderful and the only thing bad was that I was only there for 3 nights-4 days.  Below is more information on the resort itself and check out their website as they have locations everywhere!  They are opening a new resort in Jamaica and it too appears to be one of a kind and a destination to soon visit..


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Palace Resorts in CANCUN: Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort

About …Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort is the quintessential family resort offering something for everyone, starting with 2,409 luxurious rooms, including waterside and garden view accommodations or golf villa suites. Multiple pools wind their way along the beach for more than 650 feet and are complemented by one children’s pool, one Golf Club pool, whirlpools and six swim-up bars. Additional on-site adventures include a water sports marina for sporting activities. The resort also features a FlowRider® double-wave simulator, WIRED Teen Lounge, NOIR Nightclub, a fully equipped fitness center and all-new “The Playroom.” Moon Palace is also recognized as Cancun’s premiere entertainment resort destination, having hosted world-renowned artists including Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, Usher and Ricky Martin, among others.

Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort is comprised of three sections, each with unique offerings to appeal to every guest’s needs: The secluded and quiet Moon Grand section, the expansive Sunrise section with fun activities and pools at every turn, and the recently renovated Nizuc section with its exclusive concierge-level service.


Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort is located on Cancun’s tranquil south shore, nestled between 123 acres of tropical foliage and secluded white sand beach. An oasis nestled on Cancun’s famous shores and home to one of only two Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses in Cancun, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort is only 10 minutes from Cancun International Airport and approximately 40 minutes from the city’s downtown.

FOOD & BEVERAGE: Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort boasts 14 restaurants offering cuisine from all over the world, 11 bars and lounges serving premium wines and spirits, as well as nightly entertainment.


Experience relaxation and rejuvenation of your mind, body and spirit at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort’s world-class spa. Upon arrival, a thoroughly relaxing hydrotherapy experience is your first stop, followed by a choice of the latest spa services – massages, bath therapies, facials and body scrubs – expertly administered in one of our 39 spacious treatment rooms.


Set on the rolling Cancun – Riviera Maya landscape, the Moon Spa & Golf Club is home to one of two Jack Nicklaus Signature golf courses in Cancun. Its dynamic layout challenges golfers to navigate through native vegetation, numerous wetlands and strategically placed bunkers. Each of the three nine-hole courses offers a distinctive environment that challenges professionals and amateurs alike. The Jack Nicklaus Academy of golf at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort offers lessons for a wide variety of reasons to travelers who’d like to better their skills to first time learners who need a one on one lesson.


Available at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, the “Family Connections Program” was created to strengthen family bonds through one-of-a-kind vacation experiences without sacrificing the premium level amenities and services that allow parents to reconnect as a couple. As part of the Family Connections Program, Palace Resorts also offers their new signature kid’s club, “The Playroom,” designed for couples who don’t want to choose between a romantic getaway and a family vacation.


♦ Seven outdoor pools

♦ Whirlpool Tubs

♦ Six swim-up bars

♦ Spa with 39 treatment rooms plus balneotherapy and hydrotherapy facilities

♦ Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf

♦ NOIR Nightclub


♦ FlowRider Double®

♦ The Pub

♦ Nine-hole golf course, one of only two Jack Nicklaus Signature courses in Cancun

♦ Complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the property

♦ Business Center open daily from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Resort guests may use computers for up to 30 minutes per stay at no charge.



♦ LCD television with satellite service

♦ Digital safes large enough to fit a laptop

♦ Wireless Internet

♦ Direct-dial telephone with complimentary calls to the United States and Canada and to landlines within Mexico

♦ Stocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser complete with in-room wine and purified water

♦ 24-hour room service

♦ CHI Bath products including hair dryer and flat iron

♦ Bathrobes and slippers

♦ Coffee maker and alarm clock

♦ Iron and ironing board

♦ Individually controlled A/C

♦ Nightly turn-down service


Till next year!!

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June 24, 2015

Summer Bazaar on Good Things Utah

Today I presented “A Summer Bazaar” of It’s a Glam Thing Favorite Finds on Good Things Utah

on set

on set

Watch the segment here: http://www.good4utah.com/gtu/story/d/story/summer-bazaar-fun-finds/24070/3Z0Enlwpf0e3-bkwY7KwKg

Jennifer Reeves Designs are created by Australian-born Jennifer Reeves who now resides in Salt Lake City. Three of her collections that stand out are ‘Fiery Australian Opals’, ‘Earth’s Enchanting Gems’ & ‘Water’s Tranquil Pearl’ . The materials used are Australian Boulder Opal, Amanzonite, Amethyst, Smokey Quartz, Kingman Turquiose, Carnellian & Freshwater pearls. All of her pieces are either one of a kind, or of a very limited edition. She travels and collects exotic and rare Gemstones from everywhere she goes. Jennifer Reeves jewelry has been seen on various celebrities on Hollywood red carpets, and are the perfect accessory for high end to casual events for everyone.

PINCHme.com is the leading website for consumers to discover and discuss the latest consumer products coming to market in a completely free and fun way. It has been a huge success, with its community growing rapidly to well over 1.5 million members in only two years. PINCHme provides it members with the opportunity to try products before you buy from leading brands at no cost whatsoever to the consumer—all they ask is that you share your honest feedback! PINCHme offers product across all categories, including food, beauty and cosmetics, OTC health and wellness, personal care, household cleaning, baby, and pet. PINCHme is working with some of the world’s top household names such as Playtex, Olay, Revlon’s Sinful Colors, Summer’s Eve, 3M, BAND-AID, Shea Moisture, Nestle’s Purina and a host of others.

Brode Electrolyte Vitamin is the first sports-drink alternative to combine a medically-precise matrix of electrolytes with a carefully curated boost of B-Vitamins, all packaged in a convenient tablet form. Take Brode with any drink of your choice. It’s like Pedialyte for Adults. It is formulated with five essential electrolytes and nine boosting vitamins. You’re all used to sports drinks, here’s the first hydration vitamin Ultra-portable electrolytes packed into a smart, poppable tablet form, that you can take with any drink, any time Anytime you would have reached for a sports drink, you can now replace with a Brode plus any drink, sans the sugar content No strange fruity flavors that could leave a bad aftertaste This is perfect for moms, athletes and anyone on the go who needs that extra boost during the day– or night. It also serves as a great weapon to curb your hangover. Brode sells in 10-packs on their site for $24.97 OR you can opt-in for a monthly subscription priced at $18.97 per month No caffeine, sugar or artificial sweeteners It’s 0 calories Take Brode while drinking – 2 Brode with your beer or drink Take a Brode while working out with water Take a Bode with your iced tea when you’re traveling. Visit them on their website at www.brode.co

Secret Color Extensions. Chose a different color everyday or just when you are feeling you want to have a different look. Match Secret Color Extensions to your summer outfit or swimsuit and it becomes the “new” fashion accessory. Secret Color Extension come in 4 colors and are easy to apply with an invisible headband. Wear one or 2 or more colors at once!

Gloves In A Bottle SPF creates an invisible shield/protection ( as a glove on your skin). It doesn’t allow the damaging effects of the SUN or any other irritants to get into you skin, plus it allows your skin to heal and keeps it’s own moisture. Even though it is only SPF15, because of the shielding property ( bonds to your skin) it doesn’t wash off as easy as other SPF products. I have been with this product to the water park with my 3 year old son and I had to only apply it once. It kept me and him through the day. It can be used on the FACE, BODY and Hands. Buy it at your local Kmart Pharmacy for $14 or any other fine independent pharmacies.

PottyMints, The After Flush, are single use disposable air freshner tablets. Using rich and sophisticated perfume like fragrances. You can carry along your own supply of POTTYMINTS in your bag or briefcase or fill a pretty bowl with them atop your bathroom vanity or anywhere within easy reach for your party guests. They are available in Travel Trios, gift bags, display boxes and more.


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June 22, 2015

Prevent summer breakouts

This morning on Good Morning Texas Lisa Pineiro shares some “Products to prevent Summer Breakouts”.

Good Morning Texas

Good Morning Texas

Watch segment here: http://www.wfaa.com/videos/entertainment/television/programs/good-morning-texas/2015/06/22/29113245/

Featuring products from:

Devita- Solar Product line
•protects your skin the vegan way with safe, healthy and all natural ingredient skin care formulations.
•consists of cleansers and exfoliants, sun care, moisturizers, brightening and lightening products, masques body care and more.

Apothederm- Acne Clarifying System Kit
•travel size bag for easy packing
•Apothederm Acne Clarifying Treatment
•Apothederm Brightening Cleanser
•Apothederm Clarifying Toner

Purador-shampoo & conditioner
•products are made with organic ingredients
•No Parabens and gluten free formula
•infused with argan oils to help add shine, body and moisture

Morning Glamour-Pillowcases
•tames morning hair
•prevents hair breaking, matting and hair loss
•prevents wrinkles
•will not soak up oils (or nightly moisturizers) like your traditional cotton pillowcases

LightStim for Acne:
•A powerful, effective and natural solution to help achieve clear and healthy skin
•Can be used on all skin types and tones
•FDA cleared to treat mild to moderate acne

•all-natural drink mix
•increases collagen by 60% in just 30 days
•potent anitoxidants help minimize free radical damage


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June 10, 2015

Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center & Warner Grand Theatre presents…

ENCORE is a nonprofit theatre company and have a production of Les Misérables coming up at the ​ Warner Grand Theatre ​and​ Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center​.​



Here’s the info:
ENCORE theatre company and director Summer Cacciagioni bring to life the world of 19th century France in their upcoming production of Les Misérables. An extraordinary story of love, passion and survival of the human spirit is portrayed in this compelling rendition taking place at the Warner Grand Theatre and Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center beginning June 19. Experience an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption—a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.

Ticket prices range from $35-$55, reserved seating only. Visit www.EncoreSouthBay.com or call 310-376-3500. Enter promo code 2015LMPR

ENCORE, a 501(c)3 non-profit theatre company in the South Bay, educates performers through workshops, camps and theatre productions, imparting valuable life lessons through the arts.



Warner Grand Theatre, June 19-21
Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, June 26-28

Warner Grand Theatre
478 W 6th St.
San Pedro, CA 90731

June 19th, 7:30PM
June 20th, 2:00PM and 7:30PM
June 21st, 1:00PM

Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center
1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

June 26th, 7:30PM
June 27th, 2:00PM and 7:30PM
June 28th, 1:00PM

For more information on the Warner Grand check out: http://www.discoverlosangeles.com/what-to-do/activities/warner-grand-theatre

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June 2, 2015

My June/July corner in Malibu Chronicle

Malibu Chronicle

Malibu Chronicle

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