Donna Raheb
May 17, 2017

There is still time to enter.. It’s a Glam Thing’s Beauty Giveaway… Special May Feature

This month’s featured giveaway is Intensive Recovery Japanese Binchotan Zumi Mask

This ultra-precise, high-performance, intensive age defying treatment mask is perfectly adapted to the skin. Its excellent fit assures ultimate penetration of unique double-layered specialty ingredients into the skin. An incredible formula with advanced technology that helps in detoxifying, lifting, refining skin texture and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Once applied to the face, this mask made of active charcoal, releases negative ions also known as “Vitamins in the Air.” They are capable of balancing the skin and returning its natural balance. Skin looks younger and more radiant.

This amazing serum  starts off black and disappears into the skin – containing active charcoal; Mother Nature’s natural skin purifier.

Bottle: This luxurious, active charcoal mask is saturated with beneficial ingredients and moisture. Leaves skin feeling amazingly smooth, detoxified and younger looking.

Mask: Structure of the skin.This double-layered mask contains positive ions and excellent age defying and lifting plant extracts for a complete over all skin treatment.

Application: Use once a week. Onto clean skin, open the single mask pack and apply to the face, allow it to infuse the skin for 10 minutes or more. To fully experience, massage the mask with your fingers, this will cause more negative ions to be released, rinse with warm water. The mask is made from 100% pure, mild, skin friendly plant fiber, and is 100% fully biodegradable. Contains 12 masks. Retail Price: 5k Available at Tresor Rare Stores Nationwide.

The Trésor Rare elite team of skin-care experts have pushed for over 7 years to set a new standard in superb, age-defying skin care products with one aim in mind: restoring skin to its most youthful appearance. The Tresor Rare line of products was selected as a finalist in the HBA (Health Beauty America) Skin Care Prestige Category for 2015.

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May 8, 2017

There’s nothing like giving a little minx for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day gift shopping does not have to be expensive. You won’t have to break the bank with the MinxNY Kissables Spa Collection. Pamper that special someone with an array of luxurious spa pieces for her to enjoy spa treatment at home. I’ll bet she doesn’t have any of these spa pieces:

The Kissables Spa Collection Exfoliating Mitt is amazing. Finally, an exfoliating Mitt that won’t fall off your hand while washing. The mitt is made of a unique fabric texture that easily removes surface layers of buildup from your body and dead skin instantly. The best part is you can exfoliate with just water. This mitt does not require chemicals, only water to deep clean, minimize and reduce clogged pores of ingrown hairs and dirt. You will notice smooth glowing skin after the first use. After use simply ash and hang to dry.

No Soap needed with The Kissables Spa Collection Make-up Remover & Exfoliating cloth . This is a 2-in-1 cloth and I’ve never seen anything like it.  One side removes makeup with just water, and the other side is a gentle exfoliator and it’s so soft!  This cloth will remove cosmetics, including waterproof mascara without the use of harmful chemicals or synthetic makeup removers. This cloth is easy to clean and is ideal for travel. This remarkable cloth will last up to 1000 washes.

The Kissables Spa Collection  Shower Cap has to be the most comfortable shower cap I have ever used. The outside is 100% waterproof and will keep your hair dry and your hairdo intact. The cap has a  soft cotton-polyester terry lining which wicks away perspiration even in the steamiest shower or bath. Each shower cap includes a travel bag and is great for traveling. If you shower daily but don’t wash your hair each time, this is the perfect shower cap.

I no sooner opened my 2-pack of Kissables Fluffy Chenille Socks and my daughter and her friend claimed them on the spot.  They are quite unique as they are lavender infused and have non slip grips on the bottom. They are comfy soft and as my daughter’s friend said,  “wow, you can really smell the lavender”.  At least I have my shower cap, exfoliating mitt and make-up remover cloth to enjoy when I want to pamper myself.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner so check out  www.minxny.com and purchase your Kissables Spa Collection. You will find the collection affordable and fabulous!

 

 

 

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April 19, 2017

La Difference makes all the Difference

 

I finally opened my box of La Différence Cosmetics Instant Face Lifte Lift. LDC Instant Face Lift is a new skincare product recently introduced i the U.S. This skincare is high end and is a professionally-formulated anti-aging skin care product which claims to dramatically lift and firm your skin, providing instant results. I have been using Instant Face Lift along with LDC Anti-Aging Moisturizer as directed. I can honestly tell you that I saw results immediately.

If you have deep folds in your skin like your forehead for example, they won’t disappear. What LDC Instant Facelift will do is have an incredible effect on the fine lines and wrinkles on your face. After washing drying your face, I applied the serum (contained in a syringe) onto my finger tips and spread the serum on the areas of concern like the eye area and around my mouth. As the serum dried, I could feel my skin tighten and the wrinkles I was concerned about improved dramatically.  I applied the LDC anti-aging Moisturizzer over my tightened skin and applied makeup as usual. I loved the results.

All of LDC Skincare products were created in ajn FDA-approved, scientifically-advanced laboratory. The skincare is formulated with  plant stem cells along with clinically-proven ingredients that provide “instant rejuvenation and hydration of the skin, while powerful tightening actives work to reduce visible fine lines and wrinkles” according to their website and that is exactly how it worked for me.

The Triple Stem Cell Plant Therapy contained in  LDC Skincare will  revitalize your skin and remove any wrinkles and fine lines and effectively reverse the signs of aging. LDC Skincare will work for  men too!

 

LDC™ Instant Face Lift combines some of nature’s best kept secrets including:

·         Veegum: the ingredient that activates immediately to firm and tighten

·         Acai Palm: antioxidant that benefits and defends skin

·         Chinese Basil: rich source of Omega-3 and Rosmarinic Acid, soothing properties that calm inflamed skin and antioxidants that fight free radical damage that reduce fine lines and wrinkles

·         White Oak: has skin smoothing benefits with high levels of tannins and Quercin.

 

LDC Anti-Aging Moisturizer is the complement to Instant Facelift and  contains a proprietary blend of 6 Peptides and Resveratrol Complex. This moisturizer not only makes skin appear younger, but hydrates and moisturizes.

You will find these incredible skincare products at www.ladifferencecosmetics.com,

 

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April 19, 2017

Prom Look: Pump Up the Volume

From the PROS:  Want prom hair with volume as high as the volume on the dance floor?! Anna Peters for Sam Villa says, “Keep the height towards the front of the head instead of the back and it will be fresh, current and nothing like grandma’s beehive.”

Texture is a beautiful thing – play it up with the Sam Villa Signature Series Textur Professional Textur Iron.  It imparts expansive texture that not only builds beauty and control, but serious volume that can stand strong all night long!  Lock in the volume with these simple steps:

  • Prep hair with Redken iron shape 11 for maximum heat protection and style memory. Mist evenly over each section before using press the iron down on each section creating light airy texture. Continue all over the head.
  • Isolate a large triangle section that stretches from the corner of the left eye to the corner of the right eye and close it at the high point of the head. Clip out of the way.
  • Softly brush hair away from the face and up to the center back of the head.  Create a French twist and pin into place.
  • Take horizontal sections through the triangle and slightly back comb towards the high point of the head. Pinch and pull towards the front for desired height and pin ends into the top of the French twist.
  • Spray with Redken Control Addict 28 for a little extra insurance.

Credits: Hair: Sam Villa ArTeam; Photographer: Mitch Meyer; MUA: Keri Hatfield; Wardrobe: Michelle Boucher assisted by Carmen Nydegger

 Sam Villa is co-founder of Sam Villa® (Allvus, LLC), designed to bring “More Sam to More People.”  The educational world of this Behind the Chair Stylist Choice Award Winner for Favorite Platform Artist and Educator (2012, 2011 and 2007), Favorite Overall Educator of the Year (2015) and Global Artistic Ambassador for Redken 5th Avenue, can be experienced on https://www.samvilla.com/pro/.  Stylists have access to “The Aspire Tour™” digital education series and other hot tips and techniques, as well as Sam Villa Signature Series tools – brushes, combs, thermal tools and shears. Facebook: SamVillaPros – https://www.facebook.com/SamVillaPros/ (Search for Sam Villa Professional); YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/samvillahair; Twitter: @SamVillaPro – https://twitter.com/samvillapro; Instagram: @SamVillaHair – https://www.instagram.com/samvillahair/; Pinterest: SamVillaHair – https://www.pinterest.com/samvillahair/.

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April 4, 2017

My bath just got tropical with Ola Tropical Apothecary

Here we are, April 1st, it’s 34* outside and it’s blustery, rainy and cold. One of the cures for this type of weather is a nice hot bath. Oh yes, and Ola Tropical Apothecary Bath Salts. It’s also a great way for me to relax at the end of the day. Now that I discovered Ola Tropical Apothecary, my bath is as tropical as ever. If you like floral scents then you will love Pikake Bath Ritual. As soon as you open the jar, the aroma fills the room with Hawaiian Jasmine. You only need to toss a scoop of the salts  under the hot running water to give you the ultimate exotic bath. This particular fragrance, Pikake is sweet, intoxicating and sensual.  Renowned in Hawaiian culture because Princess Ka’iulani named this exquisitely perfumed, delicate Jasmine flower after the exotic Peacock. ” 

Slip into you bath and let Bath Ritual cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize your skin while relaxing sore, aching muscles. After you bath, you will smell this beautiful Pikake scent for hours.

 

Bath Ritual is naturally farmed Sea Salt from the island of Moloka’i, Maui Sugar Cane and Coconut Milk. The salts  are also infused with our unique synergetic healing blend of Organic and Wildcrafted Hawaiian Healing Botanical Distillates (Hawaiian Seaweeds, Aloe Vera, Sugar Cane, Bamboo, Banana, Noni, Mamaki, Olena and Taro).  Other scents include Rainforest, Coconut, Plumeria and Passion Fruit.

Ola Tropical Apothecary also has the most amazing Body Butters. I realize that the word “amazing” is quite overused but when you smell the Passion Fruit, it is so full of aroma you will be amazed at how lucisous this body butter smells. The rich scent of Mango and citrus fills the room and will linger on your skin for hours. Not only does the body butter smell “amazing”, but it is a fabulous moisturizer. The body butter contains Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Cocoa and Organic Mango Seed Butters and will repair, replenish and moisturize your dry skin.

Ola’s Passion Fruit Body Butter is a luxuriously rich harmonizing blend of Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Cocoa and Organic Mango Seed Butters.  Infused with our unique synergetic healing blend of Organic and WildcraftedHawaiian Botanical Distillates (Hawaiian Purple Sweet Potato, Banana, Seaweeds, Aloe Vera, Sugar Cane, Bamboo, Ginger, Noni, Olena and Taro), to create this creamy, luxurious formula that will repair, replenish and moisturize dry, thirsty skin. Other scents include Rainforest, Coconut, Pikake and Plumeria.

Besides Bath salts and body butters Hawaiin Body Products  Tropical Apothecary skincare line includes Body Mists, Body Oils, Body Washes and Face Masks to name a few.  Visit their site for information on their complete skincare line.

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March 29, 2017

Different Types Of Kurtas To Complement Your Style

When it comes to picking the right kind of jewelry items for the bride, there are a few options that must be included in every list. These jewelry components enhance the bride’s attire and beauty to an altogether different level. They can be made from different stones and metals like, diamonds, ruby/emerald studded pieces, silver and gold.

When it comes to the traditional jewelry items for an Indian wedding, yellow gold is the most common option. Be it the kundan, mangalsutra, bangles or nose rings, gold is always the preferred material, since it depicts class and finesse.

For a traditional Indian wedding, here are 3 essential jewelry items that must be included in the list:

Nose Ring

This is one of the most important jewelry pieces to be worn by Indian brides during the time of a traditional Indian wedding. The most common nose rings exclusively used in Indian weddings are big in shape, with elaborate designing and a string connected to it. The other end is attached to the back of the ear. However, Indian women are also seen wearing small stud-based nose rings as a regular accessory. But, the stud may not be a perfect jewelry element during a wedding.

Necklace

Necklaces are a crucial addition to the bridal jewelry collection. This jewelry must be worn by every Indian bride during the auspicious occasion. The handmade mangalsutra is the most important necklace piece for any Indian woman. It is regarded as the best symbol to denote the married status of women. It is said that the mangalsutra, if worn by a woman continuously, would help in bringing luck and improving the health of her spouse. Mangalsutras are mostly made from gold. However, these days, you can find them available in a combination of gold and silver, with beaded stones to create uniqueness in the design and also to manage the costing part. Apart from mangalsutra, there are other varieties of necklaces worn by the brides during the day of the wedding and the reception ceremony. Some popular choices include jadau, meenakari, pachchikam and kundan.

MaangTikka Or The Tikli

This is one of the most popular traditional Indian jewelry pieces. It creates a sensational look when worn by the bride. It fills the center parting or the maang of the bride before it gets filled with sindoor by the groom at a later stage of the wedding. Those having a broader forehead can opt for a heavier maangtikka. However, if you have a small forehead, the light and the designer ones would be the best options to consider. The maangtikkausually comes, with the bridal set comprising of bangles, necklaces, nose rings and earrings to match the metal and the color stylization.

Apart from these three items, some other important jewelry pieces for Indian brides are wrist bangles, feet bangles, finger rings and ear rings. Royal weddings witness the brides wearing several other expensive jewelry items like, a gold with diamond head gear, pure gold waistband, a platinum wristband and more.

Author Bio: Mandy Bular is a jewelry fashion designer working with traditional Indian wedding jewelry items. You can view her creations on Perigems.com.

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March 27, 2017

You can have bolder darker brows with Osmosis Colour Brow Gel

“Mom! What did you do to your eyebrows? They look really nice. “There is one thing I can tell you about my kids, especially my daughters, they are very honest with me. They will never say something looks good on me if it doesn’t. When my daughter noticed my eyebrows, I knew Osmosis Colour Brow gel was a great choice for me. My eyebrows have become a little sparse with age and Osmosis Colour Brow Gel filled them in easily and quickly. With a little practice (just a few times), I darkened and defined both brows in as little as 1 minute.

I like the gel better than brow pencils because the gel goes on with the attached angled brush and the results look very natural. The brush allows you much control when filling in the spaces or adding a bit of length. The gel is also very blendable.  Osmosis Colour Brow Gel Collection is available in 4 shades.

I like the following features: The brow gel is water-resistant and  smudge-proof. There is no flaking and no fading. My brows looked just as bold at 10 pm as they did at 8 am, therefore, the gel lasts all day. Osmosis Colour Brow Gel is Gluten-Free and Oncology Friendly.

Osmosis Colour Brow Gel is formulated with emollient beeswax, and this unique gel formula dries quickly while mimicking actual hairs to give you full arches in a flash.

I don’t have gray eyebrows but according to Osmosis: “To cover  grey hairs, simply dip a clean mascara wand into your brow color, painting each side the desired color. Mix and match tones to coordinate with hair color.”

Here are my actual before and after photos

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March 20, 2017

The Mane Choice brings you Ancient Egypt

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If you have read my blog recently, I found a great shampoo line called  The Mane Choice. I have been using The Mane Choice for quite some time now and having nice results. The line has offered features for my hair such as detangling, softening, extra shine and strengthening. The Hair Mask was amazing!! You can imagine how excited I was to learn of another line they have, The Mane Choice Ancient Egyptian Anti Breakage and Repair Antedote.  As soon as I see “Anti-breakage” I know I am going to try it. After all, I want to keep as much of my hair as possible. Pony tails, headbands and decorative combs and hot appliances have caused breakage to my hair and I have a few split ends that I want to get rid of now!

The Mane Choice Ancient Egyptian Anti Breakage and Repair Antedote line consists of 5 products; Shampoo and Conditioner, Hair Mask (used every 1 t 2 weeks), Oil which I use often for fabulous softness and shine, and a Split-End Treatment Serum. Right off the bat let me tell you they smell amazing. You will get the benefits of the tropical scents while washing and conditioning your hair and afterwards, with the split end treatment, Oil and Hair Mask. This Ancient Egyptian line is excellent for repair as well as prevention so everyone in the family can use it no matter what their hair type is. I love how my hair looks and it feels soft as ever.  I am loosing a lot less hair in the shower and not a split-end in sight.

As stated by The Mane Choice, “During the ancient Egyptian times hair was something that was considered a personal and important method of self-expression, and from the high positions of the pharaohs to the lowly servants, a great deal of thought was put into the way that they wore and cared for their tresses. Ancient Egyptian Anti-Breakage & Repair Antidote Collection has come close to duplicating the most historical formulas used during the ancient Egyptian era. Filled with some of the most rare and robust natural oils such as Kalahari Oil, Oleaster Oil, Mongongo Oil, and Baobab Oil to strengthen, repair and add remarkable shine.

My younger daughter loves the Split-End Treatment Serum too! I’m sure it won’t be hanging around the bathroom too much longer. Ancient Egyptian Anti-Breakage & Repair Antidote Split-End Treatment Serum is formulated to replenish and prevent split ends. Loaded with fatty acids omega 3,6,and 9, this powerful serum willleave your hair stronger, shinier and healthier. The Serum penetrats deep within the layers of the hair shaft and prevents and repairs cuticle damage. The serum really does work.

Ancient Egyptian Anti-Breakage & Repair Antidote Shampoo & Conditioner gently cleanses and conditions your hair helping to protect and repair damage.  I use the shampoo and conditioner every time I wash  my hair. They both contain fatty acids omega 3, 6 and 9, reduces frizz, reflect damaging UV rays & protect hair from the sun, helps to replenish hair & fight against split ends and strengthens and moisturizes. All great qualities when choosing the perfect shampoo and conditioner

Of course, the older I get the more I notice my hair becoming dryer and fragile, the Ancient Egyptian Anti-Breakage & Repair Antidote Hair Mask does the trick for me. It is the best one hour spent deep conditioning. After the mask treatment, my hair feels great, I feel great! The hair mask contains all the properties the shampoo, conditioner and serum do. The mask gives you added moisture for much stronger hair. You won’t know the difference until you try it.

Ancient Egyptian Anti-Breakage & Repair Antidote Oil (Retention Oil) is a perfect choice if you adore Hot Oil Treatments. I choose to add a little bit of oil to my scalp every few days for the shine and the smell. Like I stated earlier, the oil smells amazing. My daughter could  smell the tropical scent on me which was a big reason for her trying the serum.

Ancient Egyptian Anti-Breakage & Repair Antidote are formulated WITH Signature K.O.M.B. Oils (Kalahari Oil, Oleaster Oil, Mongongo Oil, Baobab Oil)

Ancient Egyptian Anti-Breakage & Repair Antidote is formulated WITHOUT Mineral Oil, Petroleum, Parabens Sulfates or formaldehydes.

You can find The Mane Choice Collections at their website www.themanechoice.com, Target, Walmart, and other large retail stores nationwide.

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March 7, 2017

My new find…The Source For Muscles from Born Skincare

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I found an incredible oil formulated for skin called “The Source for Muscles”, created by Born Skincare. When I read that this oil was recommended for sore and achy muscles I was quite intrigued. I also liked the fact that the oil contains Organic eucalyptus oil, Menthol and and is blended with 100% Pure Muscadine Oil, giving it anti-inflammatory benefits. “The Source for Muscles”  is perfect for soothing sore muscles, neck and back pain.  The scent is strong (and I mean that in a good way), is quite calming and it will pleasantly clear your nasal passages. After applying the oil to your skin, you will feel a slight cooling affect as the oil is penetrating to your muscles. I have been using the oil on my body after spin class and I feel amazing afterwards.

Other oils contained in this line include; The Source for Sensitive Skin, The Source for Skin, The Source for Men, The Source for Mothers as well as serums and moisturizers.

Simply apply a light layer of oil on your achy muscles twice daily until pain subsides. For added benefits, massage oil into skin and allow muscles to relax and oil to penetrate deep into the skin. The entire line of facial and body oils from Born Skincare  contain zero harmful ingredients.

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If you are looking for a facial cleanser that gets the job done, I recommend Born Skincare’s Pure Foaming Cleanser. It’s perfect for sensitive skin and is unisex. I love the fact that it is a foam so it does not drip. I leave it in the shower so my husband and I can both enjoy it. It works very well and it removes my makeup beautifully. Your skin will not feel dry after using this cleanser. Born Skincare’s Pure Foaming Cleanser is cruelty free, vegan free and contains no perfumes, parabens, phthalates or dyes. This is just the kind of skincare you want to pamper yourself with.

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Another aspect of this skincare line that I love is that a portion of each Born Skincare purchase is donated to the Breast Cancer Fund.

View the entire line at www.bornskincare.com

 

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March 2, 2017

Sarah Jessica Parker Wears GRANA!

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LOS ANGELES – March 1, 2017 – Sarah Jessica Parker was photographed wearing GRANA yesterday in New York City. The actress/designer accented her metallic look in the Cashmere Crew Neck ($99, www.grana.com).

Photo Credit: www.startraksphoto.com.

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