Donna Raheb
July 14, 2012

Here’s the Skinny on Skinny Girl Face and Body

If you asked me a month ago who Bethenny Frankel was, I never would have guessed that she was one of the “Real Housewives of New York”, I had heard about the show but never had the chance to watch it.  My daughters and I  now know that Bethenny Frankel has created an affordable, no nonesense skincare line  called Skinnygirl Face and Body Solutions.  I am especially enjoying Skinnygirl tinted Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 while my girls chose Skinnygirl Detox Mask.

What I like most about the Skinnygirl tinted Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 is that it does the same job as the name brand product I was recently using did,  but for 2/3 lss the price. That’s right 2/3 less the price.  Skinnygirl Tinted Moisturizer is SPF 15, which helps prevent skin from sun damage, and also contains vitimin E which is an antioxident to help prevent lines and wrinkles.  Skinnygirl Tinted moisturizer is available in 3 shades, so you can choose the one that best suits your skintone.  Skinnygirl Tinted moisturizer helps with redness and smooths out your skin leaving you with an eventoned, beautigul glow without the feeling of having used heavy foundations.  The Skinnygirl Moisturizer also has a wide brush tip applicator, which I tought was brilliant because I never needed to touch my face with my hands.  Skinnygirl  Moisturizer is dispensed through the brush, onto your skin making it easy to moisturize  all the hard places, like the sides of the nose and eye area.  This was so easy to accomplish with the brush tip applicator..  I was sold!

My daughters are especially enjoying Skinnygirl Detox Mask.  The key ingredient in Skinnygirl Detox Mask is Bentonite, which helps remove toxins from the skin, kaolin (whhite clay) which absorbs oils and mattifies and soothes your skin , sweet Almond oil to moisturize and soften and lastly, cucumber Extract which cools and softens skin. They like that their skin feels soft and clean afterwards.  They also told me that after they applied Skinnygirl Detox Mask (following the directions crefully) they could feel the cooling sensation on their skin while the mask was drying.

On a personal note, my husband  tried the Skinnygirl Detox Mask.  After all, what Skinnygirl Detox Mask  was stating was exactly what he was looking for.  Well, he did try it and has been using it on a regular basis.  My husband  is a basic soap bar, shampoo and toothpaste kind of guy. His use of  Skinnygirl Detox Mask on a regular basis clearly demonstrates he was impresses by the product.

Skinnygirl Face and Body can be purchased at the following retailers:      and   walmart logo


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July 13, 2012

Celebrity Tot Sighting

Honor Marie Warren in Snapper Rock!

LOS ANGELES – July 10, 2012 – Honor Marie Warren sported Snapper Rock while vacationing with mama, Jessica Alba and sister, Haven this week. The beach bum looked cute in her pink Snapper Rock bucket hat($28). Snapper Rock offers a variety of rash tops, one pieces sun suits, swim sets, boardies and hats with UPF 50+ to keep kiddies cool and protected through summer, available for children 0-12+ years;

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July 13, 2012

Hydrate Your Skin the Holistic Way

Refresh your skin this summer with Holistic Rejuvenation Cygalle Healing Spa’s Whipped Basil Moisture Creme. Whipped Basil Moisture Creme is a light, all natural organic creme that helps hydrate your skin, which can often become dry from the elements like wind and sun. As stated by Cygalle, “This long-lasting hydrating treatment is light enough for every day use and features all natural certified organic ingredients that may help prevent breakouts, diminish aging and protect against skin cancer.”

I found Cygalle Healing Spa’s Whipped Basil Moisture Creme to be ultra light and silky to the touch. After cleansing and toning my skin, all I needed was a very small amount to cover my face and neck and then I gently massaged it in. Whipped Basil Moisture Creme has a very natural and appealing fragrance.  I can only describe it as being a combination of cucumbers and basil, which I found to be quite refreshing.  The result…silky soft skin without feeling greasy.

One of the features that intrigued me about Cygalle Healing Spa is that all of their products are made to order to ensure freshness and potency.  This is because Cygalle Healing Spa products are made from all-natural, certified organic ingredients.

Cygalle Healing Spa states that its Whipped Basil Moisture Creme uses a distinctive combination of co-enzyme Q10, virgin avacado oil, organic shea butter, organic jojoba oils, fresh basil, carrot root, raspberry and rosehip to bring a vibrant complexion to all skin types.

Cygalle Skincare Products include  cleansers, toners, serums, masques, moisturizers, scrubs and shaving creme.

Cygalle Healing Spa skin care products can be purchased at

Hydrate your skin the holistic way…..with Cygalle Healing Spa’s Whipped Basil Moisture Creme.


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July 12, 2012

SOUL2SOUL….the Scent of a True Classic American Love Story

A gentle spray of Tim McGraw‘s newest scent, Soul2Soul, cast ladies in an aroma that mimics the spirted personalities of the men wearing it.  Tim McGraw Soul2Soul  has a scent that is a very   natural sensual fragrance that I personally enjoyed on my man. It comes off well blended, with spices enriched with brandy notes. Really what stands out is the sexy scent which features classicWoody accords combined with aromatic herbs.  The base notes include the focal point of robust aromas.  My man doesn’t choose a scent because he wants to smell like it, he chooses it because it smells like him ….. my man.

After the experience with Tim McGraw Soul2Soul, I just could not wait to try Faith Hill Soul2Soul!!!  The heady blend of lush fruit and passionate floral bouquet of everlasting flower, princess rose, and lotus flower combined, creates a complex yet sensual scent of sandalwood.  This fragrance awaits its destiny gracing a wrist or neck which lingers on your skin throughout the day and into the night. This scent is soft and elegant, the way a lady should smell.  I never want to run out of Faith Hill Soul2Soul.

Faith Hill Soul2Soul has a strong designed yet feminine bottle adorned with accents of gold and pearl white inspired by two talented beautiful souls.  Tim McGraw Soul2Soul has the same design as Faith Hill but witha rugged black color. This collection was launched by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill…

A true classic American love story.

visit to locate a retail store  in your area.


Laurie Carcieri, Guest Blogger
It's a Glam Thing
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July 10, 2012

Lush…Vivid…Exotic…ARBONNE’S Treasure of the Rainforest Collection

Are you looking for a new makeup look to show off this summer?  Lucky for you, Arbonne Cosmetics has created a beautiful cosmetic set called Treasure of the Rainforest and this 4 shadow pallette is designed for all skin types.   All of the new colors are “inspired by nature including Waterfall, Passion Flower, Bamboo and Earth” ,  according to Arbonne Cosmetics themselves.  Some of the key ingredients that are present in the eye shadow formula are cucumber extract, mallow extract, and vitamins A, c and E.  “I was so thrilled to try all of these earth tone colors.  I had noticed that creating an eye popping look was very simple because of the eye shadow’s pigmentation.  You can choose to use one or all four of the colors in the palette.”

Not ony has Arbonne created an eye shadow palette, but included in the set is a vibrant reddish orange lip color called Nectar.  This lip color is one of the hottest trends for Spring and Summer this year.  Some of the key ingredients consist of vitamins A, C and E, wild Mango Butter, Pomegranate Extract Aloe and Barbadensis Leaf extract.

To compliment the eye shadow palette and lip color, an exclusive “Arbonne” designed handbag was created.  Also, for all you animal lovers out there, both the eye shadow pallatte and lip color are vegan certified and not tested on animals.  I promise that you will have so much fun creating both dramatic and neutral eye shadow looks.

To order your Treasure of the Rainforest Collection visit  Arbonne also carries an extensive line of skincare products, gift sets, bath and body products, fragrances and so much more.  Their website is a must see.

I chose all 4 colors as shown on the left.

Adrienne, Guest Blogger







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July 8, 2012

“Brace Yourself ” with a Fast Fierce 28 Day Workout with Robert Brace.

“Brace yourself for a Total Body Transformation Ride“…I have already finished day 3 of Robert Brace’s Fast Fierce 28 Day  Challenge and if I can start it, you can too!  If you haven’t heard of Robert Brace, he is “New York’s top Fitness Guru”.  Robert Brace is the creator and founder of the Fast Fierce 28 Day Challenge.

I recently received the 4 disc set and  4 days ago I took the challenge and began training in the privacy of my home.  That was one of the reasons why this workout apppealed to me.  So far so good, and after only 4 days, I can already feel the diffference in my body.  A small one, and it can only get better.  The 4 disc set includes a workout sequence and calendar, which will help you keep track of  your workouts and weight.  Also included is a suggested meal plan which, along with the workout, will help you reach optimal results.

According to  Robert Brace, using his “Special combination of training tecquniqes and exercises”, I will start to become lean, sculpted and ripped in record time. I must tell youthat after day 1 I was already feeling the workout.  I am starting disc four tomorrow and will stick with it for 28 day.    If after 28 day I want to continue, I can work out another 28 day at a slightly more intense level and there is one more level to go if I choose.

I will report back to you in 28 days.  Take the  Fast Fierce 28 Day Challenge with me and see what your results will be.  Visit and order your workout today!


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July 6, 2012

Get Tattooed By Your Favorite Scent


From Left,   Monkey Business (male), Drako (male), Koi (unisex),  A Mi Amore (female) and Sudden Freedom (female)

Tattooed by Inky has a brand new line of body fragrances with a playful, fire extinguisher bottle shape. These fun body sprays named Monkey BusinessDrako, Koi , Ami Amore and Sudden Freedom, and add a light, fresh fragrance on the body for anytime of day or night.  I had the pleasure of experiencing “Sudden Freedom”.   This fragrance was very feminine, having a blend of aquatic florals, with pink jasmine and warm rosewood. I sprayed the scent on my body after my morning shower and enjoyed the fragrance all day long.  I decided to take the stylish, colored metal canister to work and refreshed myself with an afternoon spritz which was a great “pick me up”. These trendy fragrances from Tattooed by Inky includes scents for men, women, and even one that is unisex. Anyone and everyone would relish over Tattooed by Inky’s new line!!!  A perfect gift!!

Choose the scent you want Tattooed on you !

MONKEY BUSINESS for men, captures a blend of  leather, lavender, pepper and sandalwood.
DRAKO for men, will sense a blend of spices, musk and precious woods.
A MI AMOR , a feminine scent  capturing a blend of white florals, vanilla and amber.
SUDDEN FREEDOM, also a feminine scent offering a fresh and feminine bouquet of aquatic florals, pink jasmine and warm rosewood.
KOI, a unisex scent, carries a blend of radiant citrus, ginger and the warmth of patchouli.

The body sprays retail for $5.99 each and can be located at target, amazon and many drugstores nationwide.

visit www.tattooedbyinky and read more about these trendy scents.

Laurie Carcieri (below), is a Guest Blogger for “It’s a Glam Thing”

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July 5, 2012

This Summer “Babe Tools” are the only tools you will need!

Get into “Babe” mode this summer and indulge in the shimmer, shine and peachy glow of Fake Bake‘s cosmetic line, “Babe Tool”.

During the spring and summer months, as far as blush and lip gloss are concerned, I tend to wear little or none.  Since being introduced to  “Babe Tool’s”  “Just Peachy Blush”  by Fake Bake, it’s all I have been using. “Just Peachy Blush”, is a combination blush and highlighter that compliments all complexions. “Just Peachy”  also has triple pigmentation which means it has longer staying power.   After I apply my tinted foundation,  I lightly dust my face and neck with “Just Peachy Blush“.  This blush leaves my skin with a light shimmery glow.  It is the perfect blush for both day and night, and giving you a healthy, natural look.

As a compliment to “Just Peachy Blush”,  “Babe Tool”  has the perfect lip gloss,  Prissy Lips.  “Prissy Lips Lip Gloss” is a soft, shimmery pearly pink tinted lip gloss.  Prissy Lips coats your lips with a shiny gloss, without a heavy color, which is what I like during the summer months.   The lip gloss is in an attractive acrylic tube, and the wand attached has a beautiful handle which makes applying your lip gloss so easy, allowing for a perfect application every time.

As stated by Fake Bake,  Babe Tool Lip Glosses are “Loaded with sparks, shine, and sizzle. Comfortable non-gooey gloss made with light-reflectors and all the right colors to take you from day to night.  Mix and match them or go solo!”

Shimmer and shine this summer with “Babe Tools” by Fake Bake.

Visit to view their entire line of skincare products for both men and women.

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June 29, 2012

DERMELECT Nail Laquers and Nail Polishes are Anti-Aging and “Green”

I have been using a sensational product from Dermelect Cosmeceuticals.  It’s called Dermelect Makeover Ridge Filler, which is also an Anti-Aging Base Coat, and I am loving my nails.  After applying two coats of Dermelect Makeover Ridge Filler, I found that  it applies very easily and the final results are fantastic.  My  nails look smooth and my nail imperfections are hidden.  I have been growing out my nails since I stopped wearing acrylics, and my nails definitely needed a ridge filler and Dermelect Makeover Ridge Filler did the trick. This basecoat has a beautiful pink/opal color so I didn’t have to add a color to my nails right away.

Dermelect Makeover Ridge Filler is an “anti-aging treatment utilizing ProSina, a unique delivery system of protein peptides to strengthen weak nails and make them resistant to splits and breaks”.  This ridge filler also contains Pentavitin, which is a moisture binding agent and acts as a water magnet to your nails. This is a great product, especially if you have brittle or damaged nails.

My 23 year old daughter Jenna,  has been using Dermelect Launchpad Nail Strengthener, which is also a base coat.  Dermelect Launchpad Nail Strengthener also contains ProSina which “provides a unique delivery system of protein peptides directly to the nail bed to encourage stubborn nails to grow while improving their strength”.  Jenna has been using Dermelect Launchpad Nail Strengthener and she thinks it is a sensational base coat.  She says she likes this nail strengthener  because it is easy to apply, dries quickly,  has minimal fumes and hasn’t  turned her nails yellow which some base coats tend to do. Both Dermelect Makeover Ridge Filler and Dermelect Launchpad Nail Strengthener is DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde free, which makes them “Green”.

Jenna liked Dermelect Launchpad Nail Strengthener so much that she is also using Dermelect Anti-Aging Colored Nail Lacquers which is Dermelect’s newest  product.  This is sensational news for the environment and for your nails too.  Dermelect Anti Aging Nail Lacquers are “infused with ProSina, a pure protein peptide extracted from New Zealand Sheeps wool.”  These nail lacquers are fast drying and have a high gloss shine.  The nail lacquers also  act as a nail strengthener  which helps your nails become stronger and chip resistent.  Jenna had her nail lacquer on for at least 1-1/2 weeks (see a photo of her hand below) and the nail lacquer still looked great.

Dermelect Anti-Aging Nail Lacquers offers six brillant colors and Jenna chose “Provocative”.  She noted that the nail lacquer had minimal fumes and she especially liked the brush. “It was thin and easy to use.  I was able to coat my entire nail with ease, and the color was bright and shiny.  I received many compliments from my friends”‘.

Dermelect  Anti-Aging Nail Lacquers  are water and detergent resistant and protects against UV Rays.  A Dermelect’s ridgefiller and nail strengthenr, they are also DBP,  Toulene, Formaldehyde and cruely free. ( No animal testing) , which makes them “Green”. As you can see in the photo, Jenna’s nails look fabulous! Remember, with Dermelect Nail Care Products, you will have young looking nails today, and tomorrow too!

visit to see their complete product line of nail care products and other fabulous anti-aging skincare products.

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June 28, 2012

Your Lips Will Look Smashing in “Shades of Fame” by SMASHBOX

FIVE great shades in “FIVE” great tubes equals “SHADES OF FAME HIGH SHINE REFLECTION LIP GLOSS SET”  by Smashbox .  As you must know by know, I don’t leave my house without a great shade of lipstick or lip gloss and with Smashbox Summer 2012 Shades of Fame Collection, I now have 5  incredible vibrant colors to choose from.  These lip glosses are purse and travel size lip glosses and are irresistible,  fashionable and offers a color for every occasion and every mood.  Get your lips looking red hot and spectacular this summer.  With colors like  CANDY,  BUFF,   HIBISCUS,   PAPAYA, and  STAR  who could resist trying this set.

You lips will definitely look, smooth, shiny and absolutely SMASHING!!!! offers a complete line of cosmetics covering everything from eyes to lips including smashing  palettes and primers.  Definitely spend some time watching their video tutorials to help you achieve your hottest look.

With a little bit of SMASHBOX, your lips will look smashing.



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