Donna Raheb
May 29, 2012

Do You Think Your Make-UP Could Look Better? Skindinavia thinks so!

  Skindinavia has done a remarkable thing. They have developed a makeup finish for women who think their makeup could look better and last longer.  Remarkable!  Makeup setting sprays currently on the market were created to hold your makeup in place.  Scandinavia Finishing Spray not only holds your makeup in place but  improves your makeup quality as well.  Wow, that is remarkable.

Skindinavia invented “No More Shine Makeup Finish” as a way for women to keep their makeup looking flawless all day using their patented Temperature Control Technology® preventing makeup from melting, creasing, drying out, or becoming shiny. Skindinavia is Hypoallergenic, paraben free and dermatoligist tested, which is always a plus when selecting skin care products.

We wanted to put Skindinaviato the test:  What better way to do this than on my daughter Adrienne,  who is a soloist with the State Ballet of Rhode Island.   She recently had a 3 day performance weekend and wanted  her makeup to look  flawless,  right down to her eyelashes and lips.  Adrienne will  be dancing in all three acts and  her face can get sweaty.  She liked the fact that Skindinavia  Makeup Setting Spray will absorb facial oils  as well as holding her makeup in place. Using Skindinavia as instructed, Adrienne sprayed Skindinavia Finishing Spray 2 to 4 times in an “x” and “T” formation before applying her makeup, then sprayed her face again after she applied her makeup (before applying her mascara)   The results were astonishing.  She loved the spray.  “My face remained light and dry and  makeup never smudged.  My face felt very smooth.  With Skindinavia, my makeup held up during all of my dance activity, which was at least 7 hours.  I have been using it ever since,  and I am leaving it in my makeup bag.  Sorry Mom, you will have to buy another one for yourself.”

Adrienne (right) and her friend Emily put Skindinavia to the test.

We know who the real stars of the ballet were, Skindinavia just helped make their makeup  look better.

At  watch videos, read blogs and shop for the Finishing Spray that is the perfect fit for your skin type.

visit and read what the stars and makeup artists are saying about Skindinavia




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May 22, 2012

ARBONNE Nutrition Bars and Energy Fizz Sticks…Your Body Will Love You For It !


My good friend and guest blogger, Laurie Carcieri, is a fitness enthusiast.  She is always passing along to me healthy food recipes and the latest calorie burning exercises.  Her latest discovery are two great nutritional items from Arbonne.  Laurie says:

Arbonne Nutrition Bars….Your body will love you for it!

Being a fitness instructor for 22 years, I have been searching for a great tasting and healthy nutrition bar.

When you enter your local grocery store, there are shelves stacked with so many nutrition bars that you get so confused and exhausted as to which one would best suit your fitness needs.  They all promise the world!

The Arbonne Nutrition Bars are great tasting, healthy bars that satisfy my hunger and boost my energy level so I can perform my daily activities and workouts.  They have 15 vitamins and minerals, rich with quinoa.  Arbonne Nutrition Bars have 9 grams of pea and rice protein which is healthy for supporting muscles.

I have a hard time digesting the everyday market soy or whey bars but Arbonne Nutrition Bars are more digestible so I can indulge in one right before a workout.  Choosing Arbonne Nutrition Bars gives me the right balance of carbohydrates, fat, fiber, and protein critical to my optimal performance.  Arbonne created two flavors, chocolate and fruit.  So throw away the no taste cardboard bars and nourish your body with a great tasting Arbonne Nutrition Bar.   Your body will love you for it!

After trying and enjoying Arbonne Natural Bars, I looked into Arbonne’s other Wellness Products.  I noticed they had an Energy Fizz Stick which promotes alertness and enhances cognitive performance.  I was anxious to try this product because , well, who doesn’t need more energy these days.  I am a fanatic as to what I put into my body so I was concerned with the contents of this energy powder.  Arbonne Essential Energy Fizz Stick has Ginseng which is an herb to increase energy levels naturally and Guarani which is a plant in South America which is compared to caffeine but naturally.  I took an Arbonne Essentials Energy Fizz Stick in my purse to work.  I poured one stick into my 8oz. water bottle and it dissolved successfully with a little stir.  How convenient is this!   The taste was fantastic!!!  I really enjoyed the Pomegranate flavor.  Arbonne Essential Energy Fizz Stick provided me with the energy I am seeking for and at the same time, benefits my body and rewards it the right way with all the antioxidants, vitamin B, and chromium it has packed in it.  If you are seeking a good “pick me up, kick to it” then Arbonne Essential Energy Fizz Stick is the perfect choice for your hectic life!!!  Arbonne Essential Energy Fizz Sticks comes in two flavors, Pomegranate and Citrus.  They are both extremely tasty!!

visit  where you will find an extensive line of Arbonne products.  From  Health and Wellness, Anti-Aging and Cosmetics to Skin and Body Care and Fragrances.    Arbonne is also on Facebook: visit


Laurie Carcieri, Guest Blogger

It’s a Glam Thing

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May 14, 2012

Now You Can Extend the Life of your Tan….Just Fake It…with Fake Bake

Gelee Daily Wash by Fake Bake is the perfect product for those who want to extend the life of their tan.  Fake Bake Gelee Daily Wash is a natural, sulfate and presersative-free cleansing gel.  It is specially designed for your face and body to cleanse your skin while preserving the skins natural oils, helping maintaining a healthy PH level.

Fake Bake Gelee Daily Wash contains Green Tea, Cumber, Ginseng and Chamomiole which offers a aromic fragrance while bathing and feels very refreashing, I might add.

Fake Bake Gelee Daily Wash contains natural anti-oxidants, Vitamins A, C and E , all very important factors in achieving healthy and youthful looking skin.  Fake Bake  Gelee Daily Wash also contains a gentle sugar Coconut based cleansing agent which enhances the look and feel of your skin.

Imagine cleansing with a healthy invigorating Pure and Natural Daily wash and at the same time,  extending the life of your tan.  To maintain your tan, use  Fake Bake Gelee Daily Wash  as part of your daily routine.

Another important note: Fake bake  does not tested on animals which is always a plus for animal lovers like myself.

At you will find a vast array of products from skin bronzers to anti aging products.  Look for discounts and web specials as well. Fake Bake also has a facebook Page



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May 4, 2012

UNITE’S 7Seconds Dry Shampoo…There’s Nothing Dry About It


I am a big fan of UNITE Hair Care products, especially UNITE 7Seconds Condition.  Those of you with curly hair like myself, will be very impressed with this product.  UNITE 7Seconds Condition is a detangler and conditioner all in one. You can actually eliminate the conditioning step when washing your hair.  The end result  leaves your hair feeling silky and soft while your curls remain springy. That is exactly what I love about it.

Another product by UNITE, which was recently introduced to me,  is UNITE 7Seconds Dry Shampoo.   Honestly,  I had never heard of dry shampoo.  What does it do?  How does it work?   How do you use it?

Thanks to the UNITE website, each of their products is accompanied by a video explaining the product and demonstrating how to use it.  I found this extremely helpful when trying UNITE 7Seconds Dry Shampoo.

Check out this link, it is amazing.  I actually followed the instructions one night before going out and this product did exactly what it said it would do.  It gave my hair a clean fresh look and added extra body to it.  I was very impressed.  This product is great as a hair re-freshener for after work, after a beach day or if you just don’t feel like getting your hair wet.  I would never have believed it.

According to UNITE, their  Dry Shampoo removes excess oil from your hair and lightly conditions it using extremely fine clay.  UNITE 7Seconds  Dry shampoo aids in preserving hair color, increases volume while leaving no residue and there is no need to use water, how convenient is that?

A brief history of UNITE HAIR CARE PRODUCTS:  Founded by hairstylist Andrew Dale in 2004, this boutique line consists of 32 professional hair care products “Combining high-performance ingredients, fashion inspiration and salon quality results, UNITE provides a backstage pass to chic style”.

I especially like the fact that UNITE is sulfate free, paraben free and sodium chloride-free. Remember to go tothe UNITE website,  and click on product knowledge .  This site offers instructional videos which explain what each UNITE product is about and how to use them.

UNITE wants us to share with you  “7 things you didn’t know” about their hairstyling products:

1-UNITE 7Seconds Condition can detangle hair in just 7 seconds.

2-Eva Longoria, Jessica Lowndes, Kim Kardashian, Christina Ricca, and Nina Dobrev are just a few fans of the 7Seconds products.

3-UNITE 7Seconds Dry Shampoo can preserve color and increase volume without any residue.

4-UNITE 7Seconds is the perfect beach bag must-have as it offers UV protection on strands.

5-UNITE 7Seconds Condition will work on any hair texture, from fine hair to coarse curls-so anyone can use it.

6-Didn’t have time to wash your hair in the AM? The 7Seconds Dry Shampoo will give you that freshly washed hair look in just 7 seconds

7-Lastly, UNITE hair products including the 7Seconds Condition and Dry Shampoo are PETA certified…what’s not to love about that?

Remember to visit and learn about  other UNITE Hair Care Products.




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May 2, 2012


It is easy to put aside your workout routine when the summer temperatures rise.  These six tips will keep workout buffs going strong to gain the results they want this summer for a stronger, fitter, and healthier beach body!

1.  HYDRATE:  Hydrate properly with water throughout the day, even on non workout days.  If you are thirsty, you may already be dehydrated!  When your body sweats you lose important electrolytes.  Adding the sizzling summer heat, you are at serious risk.  After a workout, water alone will not replace all the electrolytes lost, so reach for a carbohydrate such as fructose to boost energy production.

2.  AVOID PEAK SUN TIME:  Plan your workouts around the sun – head out in the early morning or late afternoon when the sun is the weakest.  If there is a heat advisory,  meaning high ozone and air pollution,  you might want to take your workout indoors.  These pollutants can damage your lungs!

3.  PROTECTION:  Don’t forget about the largest organ of your body – your skin!!  Using a sweat proof sunscreen SPF30 or higher is very important!  Apply a generous amount every 2 hours.  Wear  sunglasses with UV protection to reduce sun glare and protect your eyes. L’Occitane Immortelle Brightening UV Shield SPF 40  offers triple action benefits while protecting skin from the suns harmful rays. visit,  for a full product description and to view their full product line.

4.  DRESS DOWN:  Avoid wearing heavy, cotton clothing.  Cotton soaks up the sweat and can run you down, feeling tired and heavy.  Wearing moisture wicking workout gear that pulls sweat away from your skin.  Dark colors will protect you from harmful UV rays and don’t forget to protect your scalp with a hat!  The Wallaroo Hat Company offers a wide variety and and stylish collection of hats . Look for the sun icon throughout the site to determine which hats are UPF 50+. These fabrics are tested by the Australian Radiation Protection Agency and block 97.5% of the sun’s ultroviolet rays. Ultraviolet radiation, or UV, is present in sunlight. The Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) shows how well a fabric protects your skin from solar UV.   But remember, a Wallaroo hat only protects the skin it covers.

5.  EAT REGULARLY:  The heat can decrease your appetite but it is important to eat normally.  Try to eat small meals 5-6 times a day.  Include lots of fruits and vegetables!

6.  DEET IT:  If you are venturing into grassy areas or the woods, use a DEET based bug repellant to protect against mosquitoes.  DEET based repellants have been shown to last longer and prevent bites better than natural products such as citronella.  With the West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease lurking, it is important to protect yourself.

Most importantly, listen to your body.  Stop immediately if you’re feeling dizzy, faint or nauseous.

Consider these fabulous and fashionable products  when considering protection from the sun:

At Cinzia Designs you will find the latest designs in fashionable colors and materials. All Cinzia sunglasses provide 100% UV protection which is essential when guarding yourself from the suns rays.


Laurie Carcieri

Guest Blogger, It a Glam Thing





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April 30, 2012

Take another peek at my Five Great Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

When picking out gifts for Mother’s Day, consider Bella Il Fiore’s newest line of spa products Spa J’Adore. They have unique and fun gifts to pamper that special lady on Mother’s Day.  Visit and choose gifts from their spa products as well as some fabulous gift sets. A gift from  Bella Il Fiore will promise to delight your special lady.

 “Soothe Those Jitters” for Mother’s Day and choose  a “Coffee Treasures” Treasure Chest.  This elegant crafted metal chest is filled with products from Barista’s Bath and Body Works.  At learn all about the benifits of coffee in their products and choose find some fabulous gift ideas too.  At Barrista, there is something for every special lady.

“A Gift Idea For A Special Woman Well Worth It”.  Consider Chateau Krigler’s newest scent, Ultra Chateau Krigler 212.  This perfume is the perfect, classic gift for any woman on Mother’s Day.  Ultra Chateau Krigler 212 can be found at the Krigler Boutique, located in New York City’s Plaza Hotel or visit You won’t be disappointed.

Shower your favorite lady on Mother’s Day with Bath and Body’s Work’s newest Scent, Pink Chiffon Shower Gel.   “A long lasting fragrance of Mandarin, Red Pear, Peach Nectar and Wild Berries” will bring a subtle depth and sumptuous feminity to her shower.  Find Pink Chiffon and many other bath and body products in your favorite fragrance at

If you know a special lady who needs her lip gloss on hand at all times, then Lancome’s Color Fever Lip Gloss is the perfect gift.  These lip glosses are available in many shades and apply so easily.  Best of all, they are not sticky.  They have a sheer sparkly sheen which picks up any color she will be wearing.  visit and order yours today.









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April 20, 2012

Celebrate this Mother’s day with Lancome’s Color Fever Lip Gloss

I’m celebrating my Mom this Mother’s day with Lancome’s Color Fever Lip Gloss

My mom  is very  special to me.  Each year for Mother’s Day we usualy get her perfume or other types of gifts like lotions or books.  If my dad gets involved, well,  let’s just say my mom has lots of cleaning equipment.

So this year, I am going to surprise her with something I know she will love,  Lancome’s Color Fever Lip Gloss. My mom has many kinds of lipsticks and lip glosses.  She has them  in her purse, pocket and car at all times.  It’s the one thing she can not live without.  So I thought this would be a perfect  gift, especially since she likes mine so much.

The color I chose for my mom is Color fever gloss Green Petal  #386. This lip gloss might  look green, but when applied, it has a pearl like, clear sparkly sheen, with a tint of mint green that picks up any color top or sweater she will be wearing.  My mom wears lots of pink shade lipsticks and coordinates her clothes to match.  But now she can wear any color and have a lip gloss that will match.

Another nice feature of this lip gloss is that it’s not sticky and has a subtle herbal flavor, just the right pick for Spring. Color Fever Lip Glosses also have a unique applicator designed to contour your lips perfectly.

Lancome color fever lip gloss comes in many shades.  My favorites are  #386 Green Petal, #387 Tangerine Petal,  and #388 Rose Petal.

You can find your favorite shade of lip gloss at or stop by any fine departmenent store that carries Lancome Make-up products.

Lancome has a great Facebook page too:

Oh, and don’t tell my Mom, it’s a surprise.  Happy Mother’s Day.







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April 19, 2012

Suds Up This Mother’s Day!

Suds Up This Mother’s Day with Gifts from Bath and Body Works

When considering what you should get for the special woman in your life this Mother’s Day, consider what she did for you first….

Was she an inspiring teacher, a gentle caregiver, a loyal companion, a mentor or a fantastic cook?  Did she wipe your tears away, kiss your boo-boos, give you the best advice or just sit there and listen?  Mother’s Day is a great reason to give a gift of luxury and playfulness! PINK CHIFFON which is a new scent from Bath & Body Works, refreshs and moisturizes your skin with aloe vera after every shower.  Pouring a button sized drop on a damp wash cloth or mesh sponge creates ultra lathering bubbles which is then smoothed over skin for the ultimate shower experience.  A long lasting fragrance of Mandarin, Red Pear, Peach Nectar and Wild Berries brings a subtle depth and sumptuous femininity to the shower.   Give the graceful beauty and feeling of richness to your special someone – Give them PINK CHIFFON SHOWER GEL!!

Or, if the lovely lady prefers Asian Pear, Kyoto Rose, Mimosa Petals, Himalayan Cedarwood fragrance then an Oldy but Goody will replenish their daily shower.   Award-winning JAPANESE CHERRY BLOSSOM also from Bath & Body Works gently cleanses and softens your skin with a nourishing lather of moisturizing aloe vera and oils.  This pampering treatment leaves your skin feeling soft as silk, light, and fresh. Inspired by the exotic gardens of Japan, JAPANESE CHERRY BLOSSOM SHOWER GEL introduces a clean, lingering scent which will stimulate your confidence level and make you feel supercharged.

These are many reasons to give the woman you adore and love a signature scent shower gel from Bath & Body Works — Show your thankfulness and Suds her up!!!!

Visit to view their complete line of bath and body products.  You will also find special values and sale items daily.

There is more fun to be found on their facebook page




Laurie Carcieri, Guest Blogger

It’s a Glam Thing


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April 17, 2012

TREASURE that “Special Lady” with “COFFEE IN THE RAW” from Barista Bath and Body

Our Mother’s Day Celebration continues with a special treat,  A Mother’s Day Gift Set called  “Coffee Treasures”.  Treat your special someone to a “Coffee in the Raw” experience from Barista Bath and Body Works.  This Mother’s Day,  present your special lady with a beautifully detailed Golden Treasure Chest.  Inside this golden Treasure Chest, you will find many treasures.  What kind of treasures you might ask?  You will be pleasantly surprised!

This elegantly crafted chest includes 5-2oz. coffee based products:    Perk It Up  Energizing Shampoo, Soothe Those Jitters Moisturizing Conditioner, Triple Shot3 Coffee Shower Gel, Room for Cream Exotic Origins Body Cream, Pump of Flavor Refreshing Body Mist and a full size Froth Indulgent Coffee and Peppermint Lip Balm.

What makes Barista products so special?  All of Barista Bath and Body – b3 – products are formulated with organic coffee, coffee extract, essential oils and herbal extracts to maximize the therapeutic benefits of coffee.  Barista products are also paraben-free, phthalate-free and sulfate free. The aromas are also quite invigorating and with all of the health benefits associated with coffee, this Treasure Chest makes the perfect gift for your loved one.

visit and learn all about the benifits of coffee in their products, for example;

Did you know that applying caffeine to your body through shampoo helps with premature hair loss?

Did you know that caffeine assists in lowering the risk of skin cancer?

How about the fact that coffee is a major contributor of antioxidants?

Learn how cremes containing caffine help reduce the appearance of cellulite when applied to the skin;  learn more about these facts plus more, at their website

You can purchase “COFFEE TREASURES exclusively at and give your special someone all the benefits that coffee offers.

The “COFFEE TREASURES” Gift Set has a retail value of $39.25 but is available for Mother’s Day for $28.00.


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April 17, 2012

KRIGLER Celebrates 100 Years of Chateau 12 with Ultra Chateau Krigler 212


My good friend Laurie and  guest blogger,  recently came back from New York City   with  “A GIFT  IDEA FOR A SPECIAL WOMAN WELL WORTH IT”, Ultra Chateau Krigler 212.


Ultra Chateau Krigler 212 is my most recent perfume discovery and the perfect, classic gift for really any woman on Mother’s Day.

This inspiring scent is wearable without being overtly sweet.  Notes of Lily of the Valley, Iris Magnolia, Violet, Rose and Jasmine take center stage with a sensual essence of Musk.  Light, contemporary, sexy, and refreshing, Ultra Chateau Krigler 212 rich base features Amber, Cedar, Damascus Plum for a lingering scent that infuses with a joie de vivre.

This fragrance is surely unique, which makes this scent wearable from morning to evening.  Ultra Chateau Krigler 212 is so luxurious on the skin and is one of those fragrant perfumes that can easily become a woman’s signature scent.   Scent is the strongest line to memory so every time she smells it, she will be reminded of your love and appreciation.  Trust me, she will love this perfume more than another mug with “#1 Mom” slapped on the side of it.

ULTA Chateau Krigler 212  can be found at the Krigler boutique located in New York City’s Plaza Hotel.

This exquisite perfume along with candles, bath and body products, atomizers (spray perfume) and other fine skincare products can be found at Find us on Facebook


Laurie Carcieri, Guest Blogger

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