Donna Raheb
October 3, 2018

Check out  freebeautyevents.com for free makeovers, free samples and a chance to win beauty products

 

Check out  freebeautyevents.com   for free makeovers, free samples and a chance to win beauty products in our monthly contest.

Details on  September’s Beauty Basket Giveaway

This month the basket includes products from Maybelline, Lumene, imPRESS, Milani, Eva-NYC, L.A. Girl and more! The Contest runs from now through 10/31/18, winners will be chosen on 11/10/2018 and notified by 11/15/2018. Please go to  Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FreeBeautyEvents/app/355270434639042/) and press “like”, then enter to win on the page. You can also enter on the website at http://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest

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September 27, 2018

Adore your Skincare, I Adore Mine!


I don’t routinely use neck creams. Whatever moisturizer I am using, I will use on my neck and chest. I recently found a neck cream that I really enjoy and have been using it consistently which is rare for me. Adore Cosmetics offers  Performer Sculpting Neck Serum. I loved the feel of it from the fist application almost 3 months ago. I really needed a good neck cream. My neck is a little saggy and has lots of fine lines. I knew from the start the sagginess would not go away but if he fine lines were minimized, I would feel much better.

I applied Performer Sculpting Neck Serum morning and night (just a drop) and I can honestly say the fine lines have minimized which surprised me, but it did work. My neck is not perfect, but to me, it looks much better.

Not only did Performer Sculpting Neck Serum  diminish the appearance fine lines in my neck and décolletage area, it gave me an overall  appearance of a younger looking neck. Performer Sculpting Neck Serum has a pleasant scent. It is also very high end so thankfully,  just a drop covers my neck completely.

What makes Performer Sculpting Neck Serumso unique?

The key to Performer Sculpting Neck Serum success is their patented plant stem cell formula. The exclusive Plant Stem Cell formula provides your skin with a smooth texture. “We amplify this nutrient’s action with Vitamin E to freshen the skin. Allantoin hydrates dry skin, while Pro-Vitamin B5 moisturizes and plumps the appearance of the skin. Extracts of chamomile, green tea and other botanicals soothe and refresh skin”. “Stem cells have shown great potential to treat critical conditions like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. Adore Cosmetics uses the same type of technology for beauty using stem cells found in organic fruits and vegetables.”

Consistency is the key for best results. Learn more about Adore cosmetics here:  adorecosmetics.com/pages/about-us

 

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September 27, 2018

Lavaa Lashes – Cardi B’s Go-To Lashes!

Whether you want lashes that WOW! or lashes with a more subtle look, consider Lavaa Lashes.  Lavaa Lashes are luxury cruelty free mink lashes. Their lashes last up to 30 wears and have a lash style for every personality.  They also offer faux lashes made of synthetic fibres that is vegan and lasts 10-15 wears!

Cardi B is among one of her famous fans – the rapper recently wore the Mischief Lashes in her Ring and Taki Taki videos, as well as wearing to numerous events and adding to her day to day looks.

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September 26, 2018

What’s New: 8 Colors of Fall from Vienne Milano

 

At VienneMilano, we believe that legs are a canvas for texture and color and hosiery allows you to use it. As our brand continues to grow, we are excited to extend our portfolio to include knee highs stockings! Introducing SILVIA: 50 denier knee highs. Available in 8 colors, made in Italy, just in time for autumn.

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September 20, 2018

Bella Hadid Wears daniel patrick! 

Bella Hadid Wears daniel patrick! 
Bella Hadid was photographed today in Milan wearing  daniel patrick. The supermodel looked stylish in between runway shows in her Anorak Track Pullover / Black + Red ($475, www.danielpatrick.us).

MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 20: Bella Hadid is seen during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 on September 20, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Arnold Jerocki/Getty Images)

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September 20, 2018

BENEFITS OF A MONTH LONG “BOOZE BREAK”

REHAB EXPERT EXPLAINS WHAT SOCIAL DRINKERS CAN EXPECT

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If you’re thinking about taking a post summer break from booze -do it. You may get turned onto a whole new mindset about how you choose to consume alcohol. We connected with Rehab Expert, Carrie Carlton, Clinical Director (LCSW) of Beachway Therapy Center in Boynton Beach, Florida; who offered us numerous benefits of taking a “Booze Break.” Studies have shown that a month-long respite from alcohol can significantly benefit one’s mental and physical health. Here’s why…

  1. Do the math! Less booze means more cash.

According to Fortune magazine in 2018, thanks to the “craft cocktail trend” the overall price for alcoholic beverage and therefor the general cost of alcohol has increased. Let’s say you hit a happy hour twice weekly and bought a round of drinks for 3 people at $15-$20 each, with tip that could be between $80 and $100. More if you are in major metropolitan cities. Then multiply that by twice per week for weeks in a month and you’re saving close to $400 per month just on after work happy hours. Add more money saved if you’re also a weekend social drinker. Add way more money if you’re buying bottles in the VIP for hundreds of dollars.

“People are often amazed at how much free cash they have to put towards other things they want to do such as paying down debt, vacations, car repairs, gym memberships, upgrades to their homes, etc., explains Carrie Carlton of Beachway Therapy Center, one of the most comprehensive Rehab programs on the East Coast.

  1. Wow! Your face looks great! What have you done?

While alcohol doesn’t directly cause acne it certainly messes with hormone levels and immune function which then lead to sallow skin, breakouts and puffy, flushed complexion. If you’re they type who can easily “Rose all day” and love mixed drinks featuring more sugar, syrups and other additives; you’ll quickly see a major change to the texture and tone to your skin. “It’s always great to snap selfies in the same room with the same light so you can really see the difference. Also pay attention to compliments. There will be a visible difference, encourages Carlton.”

  1. Are you losing weight? YES!

A study in the journal of Obesity said that people who don’t drink eat less simply because alcohol heightens the senses. It makes the sauce and cheese on that pizza or those late-night bites all the more delicious. When you remove alcohol intake it diminishes your calorie intake. Think about 3 beers or glasses of wine at about 150 each. Those calories add up. “Your blood sugar and cholesterol levels start to really improve, and since alcohol dehydrates the body’s organs, taking a break from booze with help the body function better overall,” explains Carlton.

  1. You’re more energetic, creative focused and are getting a lot more done.

One of the other benefits of opting to go booze-free for a month is that you’ll notice you’re not sluggish. You’re no longer fading in the afternoon or hitting the snooze 3 times in the morning. You are clear and focused on what you want to accomplish in the day and you have the ability to follow through with a better mood. You’ll be able to concentrate on tasks which also helps you stimulate the part of your brain where memory takes place. This keeps us sharp as we age.

  1. More you time and new friends!

Often when we make a major change to our lives like choosing to lay off alcohol for a month our crew of cohorts changes. This frees up time for you to focus on you. Self care is important and often neglected when going out to socialize over drinks is the norm. When you’re no longer invited out to drink away the work day, you’re now free to get an after work fitness class in, take a workshop, listen to some audio books and check out a cool lecture. You start to realize there is plenty to do that doesn’t involve liquor and you start to meet new friends to do these things with.

“What’s interesting to note is that people who consider themselves “social drinkers” experience these improvements within a few days. People who struggle with alcoholism may actually cause more harm to themselves if they just decide to stop drinking cold turkey. Because there are many social drinkers teetering on the line of having a “drinking problem” given they tend to binge on the weekends with casual drinks with dinner mid-week; committing to going without alcohol may reveal there actually is a bigger issue going on. If someone can’t last a week without alcohol and feels nausea, gets terrible headaches, sweats, and are physically shaky and ill, consulting a doctor would be an important next step,” cautions Carrie Carlton.

  1. What It Does For Your Liver

As much as people might want to believe that taking a vacation from drinking makes up for the excess, Carrie Carlton says it’s simply not true. Excessive boozing and “drying out” for a month won’t even out the score with your liver. A month-long hiatus won’t heal your liver — which processes the sugar in alcohol and can be damaged by excessive drinking. Are you really “healing your liver”? No, though you are taking a month off from causing it any more damage. 

About the expert:

Carrie Carlton, Clinical Director (LCSW), Clinical Supervisor at Beachway Therapy Center

Carrie holds a BSW and MSW in social work from Florida Atlantic University, an MA from Barry University (Miami), and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She also has a background in medical social work. Her understanding of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and family systems guide her treatment of addicts and families. Her clients thrive under her guidance because of her honesty, empathy, and compassion. Recognizing the severe impact of addictions on both the addict and the families, Carrie is dedicated to consistently serve her clients.

About Beachway Therapy Center

Beachway provides a continuum of care, from PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program) to Outpatient services. The facility offers a fully individualized treatment plan that meets the clinical and medical needs of each client usually lasting between 30 and 90 days. Beachway provides an extremely low client to therapist ratio and under high level professional supervision, clients can begin to recover in a safe, residential-like environment.  CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) motivational interviewing, addiction counseling, 12-Step orientation, DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy,) trauma-informed practices and a wide variety of supportive group therapies are offered.

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September 11, 2018

Olivia Culpo Spotted Carrying the Henri Bendel Jetsetter Backpack!

Olivia Culpo was photographed wearing Henri Bendel in NYC recently! The Model Squad star looked sporty-chic carrying the Jetsetter Convertible Petrol Backpack ($328; www.henribendel.com) while leaving her hotel.

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September 10, 2018

Vanessa Hudgens Wears Silk Laundry!

Vanessa Hudgens shared a photo wearing Silk Laundry over the weekend! The actress completed her simple, yet classic look with the 90’s Silk Slip Dress in Emerald Green ($170, www.silklaundry.com).

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September 10, 2018

Coffee PM: 4 Ways to Enjoy Coffee After Hours

Lots of people enjoy a nice hot cup of coffee in the morning. Maybe it’s a simple black coffee on the way to work, or a piping hot Americano with plenty of cream and sugar. Either way, it’s a “pick me up” to start the day off right.

But what if you crave the bold taste of coffee in the evening? Here are four ways to enjoy coffee after hours in both beverage and food form.

Decaf Coffee
This first suggestion will seem obvious – drink decaffeinated coffee. Still, we bring it up because it is the essential building block to late-night coffee beverages. But what is decaffeinated coffee? How do they remove the caffeine?

The decaffeination process starts with green, unroasted coffee beans. The caffeine is then extracted using a chemical solvent or, in some cases, a process of water and osmosis to draw out the caffeine. This is an oversimplification, but it works for our purposes.

Unless you are looking to pull an all-nighter, decaf coffee is the way to go.

Luxury Coffee Cocktails & Nightcaps
So, you want a late-night coffee drink without the energetic buzz. We can understand that. But how do you feel about a boozy buzz?

Coffee cocktails and nightcaps are a great way to relax in the evening. You just can’t beat the complex taste of coffee and liquor. While there are dozens, if not hundreds of cocktail recipes, here are a few favorites to get you started.

  • Café Mocha Shakerato. This is an easy drink to make, especially if you use decaf luxury coffee pods from a brand like Caffé di Artisan since they don’t require a brew machine. Start with 2 ounces of strong coffee, add 1 ounce of simple syrup, and 1 ounce of chocolate syrup (Monin brand works best). Toss the ingredient into a shaker with ice, and vigorously shake until there is a nice froth. Strain the beverage into a glass and enjoy.
  • Spanish Coffee. Start with 1 cup decaf hot coffee, ½ ounce of rum, and 1.2 ounce of vanilla coffee liquor. Pour into a glass mug, top with whipped cream and garnish with a cherry. Delicious!

Affogato: Something Special on Top

Affogato is one of life’s simple pleasures. It’s espresso poured on top of another dessert, thus marrying the essence of bitter with sweet. It’s a match made in heaven all right.

While the most popular form of affogato is espresso coffee poured over vanilla ice cream, there are numerous ways to make your desserts extra special with the addition of coffee. You can add espresso to a bowl of tiramisu; add a drizzle of mocha or caramel sauce if you really want something special. Or pour hot espresso over flan just before adding whipped cream and cinnamon on top. Yum!

Desserts: Cooking with Coffee

Speaking of desserts, another spectacular way to enjoy coffee in the evening is by including it in your baking. Again, these are just a sampling of recipes to try. Feel free to get creative. After all, what is more fun than desserts with coffee?

  • Coffee Kahlua Brownies. We hope you like cocoa flavors, because this recipe is full of ‘em. Start by pre-heating the oven to 375. The rack should be 1/3 up from the bottom. Grease a 9x13x2 pan with butter. Melt 8 ounces of unsweetened chocolate with 1 cup of unsalted butter (tip: it helps to chop up the chocolate for quicker melting) in a separate sauce pan over low heat. Once even, set aside to cool. In a large bowl, beat five eggs before adding 2 cups sugar, 2 tablespoons liquid coffee, 1 tablespoon vanilla, and ½ teaspoon of salt. Mix until even. Next add 2 cups flour and mix into a batter. Next, combine 2/3 cup hot coffee (decaf) with ¼ cup Kahlua into a separate bowl, mix gently, then add to batter. Pour the batter into the prepped pan and heat in oven for about 35 mins. Cool at room temperature, and enjoy.
  • Decaf Coffee Fudge. Start with a tin of condensed milk (~400 g), 150 ml regular milk, 115g unsalted butter, and 450g fine sugar. Mix these ingredients together in a large saucepan until melted. Be careful to avoid chunks of sugar in your mixture. Turn up the heat to boiling, and simmer for 15 minutes; stirring gently, but continuously. This will keep the bottom of your fudge from burning. Pour the mixture into a bowl. Add 2.5 tablespoons liquid coffee and beat for 10 minutes. The result should be a caramelly thickness. Pour the contents into a lined, flat dish. Make sure the top is nice and even while cooling. Once solid, cut into squares, adding a single coffee bean to each piece for presentation. And there you have it: Coffee fudge.

We bet you never knew coffee was so versatile. So, go ahead, try one of the above suggestions to enjoy coffee in the PM.

 

 

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September 9, 2018

Rachel Platten Wears Seraphine!

LOS ANGELES, CA – September 7, 2018 – Rachel Platten shared a photo on her Instagram wearing Seraphine! The songstress enjoyed a sweet treat wearing the Palm Print V Back Maternity Dress ($75; www.seraphine.com).
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