Donna Raheb
September 21, 2012

Elite Theraputics Is Platinum in Skin Care

“Renowned and Board-Certified Radiation Oncologist”, Dr. Kevin L. Schewe, has created a skin care line like no other, Elite Theraputics. As stated by Elite Therapeutics, “Through his years of extensive clinical cancer care, personal research, and testing of various skin care products, Dr. Schewe became absolutely convinced that Vitamin E technology forms the cornerstone of protection, maintenance, and repair of damaged skin”.  Combining the highest quality ingredients, exclusive blends of complexes and compounds, Elite Theraputics was born.

I had the opportunity to try an amazing anti-aging, anti-wrinkle creme from Elite Therapeutics skincare line, Elite Platinum Creme. My hope was that Elite Platinum Creme would address my signs of aging and reduce wrinkles on my face and around my eyes. After using Elite Platinum Creme for several weeks now, I can honestly say that I can visibly see a difference when I look in the mirror. My skin is much softer and smoother, and the creme has reduced some of the fine lines around my eyes, I am truly amazed. I plan on continuing with with Elite Platinum Creme as part of my daily skincare routine.  I can’t wait to see the results after several months.

What makes Elite Therapeutics different from other anti-wrinkle cremes? These four revolutionary ingredients:

Apple Stem Cell Technology, a fruit-derived, all-natural apple stem cells that are clinically proven to reduce size, depth and intensity of wrinkles. Apple Stem Cell Technology is a “nature plus science elixir” infused with youth mimicking proteins, literally promotes skin immunity, while also helping to preserve the healthy look and vitality of your skin”.

Penta-Peptide Complex™  which is a “potent combination of five anti-aging protein peptides specifically targeted at helping improve dermal hydration, elastin proliferation and DNA protection”.

E Factor-8 Complex™ offers the  most complete and pure forms of Vitamin E. “Serving as essential nutrients the body craves, especially when deprived or under distress, pure Vitamin E is one of the most potent antioxidants and protectors against free radical damage.”

Hyaluronate Acid Crosspolymer, is important for  hydrating the skin and helps in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines to give your skin a healthy, plump, smooth and glowing appearance. “With the ability to hold five times the water binding capacity of hyaluronic acid, this ingredient plumps the skin on a molecular level”.

Without a doubt, Elite Therapeutics has created a line of skin cream worth trying out if you are concerned about the wear and tear aging and stress can cause you, and it really does show through time on your face..  Elite Platinum Creme is Paraben-Free, Hormone Free, Phthalate-Free, Cruelty-Free and Fragrance Free.  Clearly, Platinum Creme is designed for all skin types.

Visit and learn more of the history behind Elite Therapeutics and view their entire skincare line.

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September 18, 2012

Look Smooth and Flawless with Advanced Mineral Makeup

Advanced Minerals has a sensational Loose Powder Foundation that I absolutely love. What I love about Advanced Minerals Loose Powder Foundation is that it is a four-in-one product. Where can you find a loose powder that acts as a foundation, concealer, sunscreen SPF 30 and a powder all in one? In the winter months, I usually wear a liquid foundation and dust a loose powder over it. This usually leaves my face feeling damp and oily, especially when I feel heated. I switched to a light tinted foundation but still needed a loose powder to even out my skin tone. With Advanced Minerals Loose Powder Foundation, all I have to do is apply the powder over my moisturized face with a loose powder brush. I might touch up a few spots here and there where needed, and my complexion looks fantastic.  I am very pleased with the results. In no time at all, I have the look I want with out having to apply the 2 or 3 layers of the other products I have been accustomed to using.

Another nice feature about Advanced Minerals Loose Powder is that you don’t have to worry about the make-up line around your jaw line which results when liquid foundations aren’t blended properly.  Advanced Minerals Loose Powder blends evenly, never leaving streaks. Loose powders aren’t for everyone, but if you are like me, and want a quick and easy way to get your complexion looking great with little effort then Advanced Minerals Loose Powder is the product for you.

What’s not to love about Advanced Minerals? Its makeup is  anti-bacterial, Paraben-free and does not contain talc, perfumes, dyes or preservatives. Advanced Minerals makeup has even been used on the set of Television shows such as NCIS and Grey’s Anatomy.

At  learn about Annie Mayo, President/CEO of Advanced Mineral Makeup.  Annie Mayo is also a Television and film makeup artist. As stated by Advanced Minerals, “Annie Mayo launched Advanced Mineral Makeup in 2009 with a commitment to offering high quality, cutting edge, and all natural mineral makeup”. At their website you will find an extensive line of Makeup including, Liquid Foundations, Loose Powder, Pressed Powder, Compacts, Concealers, Makeup Brushes, just to name a few.

Remember Advanced Mineral Makeup when you want your complexion to look smooth and Flawless.

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September 14, 2012

Skincare For Sensitive Skin, Its Just That “SIMPLE”

SIMPLE has introduced a new product line. Simple is designed for all skin types and is perfect, even for sensitive skin. Simple does not contain any dyes, artificial perfumes or harsh ingredients that will irritate your skin.  Simple contains “skin’loving” ingredients, vitamins, is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and PH-balanced. Simply, everything a skincare product needs to help you attain natural healthy looking skin. Simple has some great products my family and I have been enjoying and would like to share with you.

My oldest daughter especially likes Simple cleansing facial wipes. She says that the “facial cleansing wipes cleans my face and even removes my waterproof mascara and I can do that with just half a cleansing wipe.”  Simple Facial Cleansing Wipes contain vitamins and gentle cleansers leaving your skin feeling clean and refreshed. Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes also contain Pro-vitamin B5* which aids in restoring your skin leaving it smooth and soft. The cleansing wipes come in a convenient resealable container and is perfect for traveling.

Simple Eye Make-up Remover is similar to the cleansing wipes but is designed as an eyemake-remover. It works quite well and doesn’t leave a greasy residue around your eyes like many eye-makeup removers do.

Simple also has an extensive line of Facial cleansing products. Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash and Simple Refreshing Facial Wash Gel are 100% soap free.  Simple Smoothing Facial Scrub contains rice granules (a Skin Loving Exfoliator) and Simple Soothing Facial Toner is 100% alcohol free.

I am using Simple Revitalizing Eye Roll-On, and what I love about it is that I can roll the serum onto my skin without ever putting my fingers on my face. The applicator tip is a roller ball.  Simple Revitalizing Eye Roll-On also contains Pro-vitiman B5*, Cucumber Extract and Glycerin which help reduce the appearance of puffiness around my eyes.

Each Simple product contains its own special ingredients but all Simple Skincare products contain Pro-vitamin B5*.

*Vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid, is a member of the powerful B-complex vitamin family. Its provitamin, panthenol (also known as provitamin B5), is the alcohol form of vitamin B5. When lotions, creams, ointments and formulations containing provitamin B5 are applied to and absorbed by the skin, this provitamin is transformed into vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), which has natural broad abilities to moisturize, soothe, heal and regenerate the skin.

Read more about Pro-vitiman B5 at:

When you have sensitive skin Simple Skincare is what you need,  it’s that simple.

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September 12, 2012

Why Lose Your Tan This Fall? Get FAKE BAKE


Now that summer is over, at least it is in New England, we can still keep our sun-kissed glow and maintain healthy looking skin at the same time.  How can we do this? Fake Bake Self Tanning Lotion is the answer.  My daughter Adrienne and I are using Fake Bake Fair Self Tanning Lotion and it is doing the trick.  Fake Bake Fair Self-Tanning Lotion is very easy to use and it glides on quite easily. As stated by Fake Bake,  “A combination of DHA and erythulose, natural tanning agents that work with your own melanin, develop a tan that is perfectly even and natural-looking.” “The easy glide formula and subtle “show where it goes” cosmetic colour guide enables even the most inexperienced self-tanner to apply a self-tan with ease and confidence”.

Fake Bake Fair Self-Tanning Lotion was formulated for people with fair skin and when used according to instructions, builds a gradual tan over time that looks very natural. My daughter wants to maintain a light tan so she is lightly applying Fake Bake Self-Tanning Lotion once a week.  For a darker tan, you would reapply nightly until you achieve the tan you want. It is a safe way to have a golden glow without damaging your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Waterproof gloves are provided with the tanning lotion which is a plus.

To ensure a flawless self-tan, Fake Bake Silk Smoothie is the perfect compliment for Fake Bake Self-Tanning Lotion. Fake Bake Skin Smoothie is a silky elixir which provides a terrific base before appling the self-tanner. “The fine mist goes on rough spots, such as knees, elbows, ankles, hands and feet, ensuring uniform application of pigment that blends over skin cracks and eliminates dark lines”.

Fake Bake Silk Smoothie is perfect for your feet, ankles, elbows and hands because it helps the self-tanning lotion smooth out these areas which can become rough at times.

Fake Bake Skin Smoothie has a wonderful fragrance of passion fruit, rose hips, linden flower and lavender oil. Fake Bake Skin Smoothie is an oil spray that absorbs quickly, sealing in moisture and “locks-in” your new sunless tan, helping to maximize the life of your fake tan, and leaving  your skin feeling silky smooth.

Fake Bake Smoothie is paraben free, not tested on animals and contains natural organic preservatives.




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September 10, 2012

Lumene Skin Care Has the Perfect “Matt Touch”

My daughters and I often compare notes on different beauty products.  The three of us have distinct likes and dislikes but we all agree that Lumene Matt Touch Deep Cleansing Peat Mask is an extremely effective face mask, one that is difinitely worth trying.  Lumene Matt Touch Deep Cleansing Peat Mask will help keep oily skin under control while shrinking pores leaving you skin feeling soft, smooth, clean and dry.  All  combined, your skin will look absolutely fantastic. Lumene Matt Touch Deep Cleansing Peat Mask is designed for your face and neck and can be used 1 to 2 times a week.

Lumene states that the Peat Mask “absorbs excess oil and impurities from the skin while tightening up pores”. “The main ingredient of the mask, the arctic peat, purifies and brightens the skin. It improves skin’s micro circulation as well as cell renewal and metabolism. Due to its anti-bacterial properties the mask is perfect for fighting against impurities. Aromatic rosemary opens the pores for the deep-cleansing effect of peat and gives a refreshing fragrance to the product”.

After cleansing my face and avoiding sensitive areas around my eyes, I applied a thin layer of Lumene Matt Touch Deep Cleansing Peat Mask on my face and neck and allowed the mask ot dry.   What I liked most about Lumene Matt Touch Deep Cleansing Peat Mask was that is it has a thin creamy consistencey, and spead easily. I did  not need a lot of product to get the job done.  It was not thick and pasty like some masks can be.  As the mask began to take effect, I felt an enjoyable cooling and  tingling sensation. As the mask dries it is tightening the pores and  is absorbing excess oils and impurities from your skin .  You can really feel the effects. The mask rinsed off my face and neck quite easily leaving my skin feeling fresh and clean. Lumene Matt Touch Deep Cleansing Peat Mask contains over 85% natural ingredients and is paraben free,  and I know that is a very important fact for those seeking paraben-free skincare.

Lumene Matt Touch Deep Cleansing Peat Mask is reccommended for normal, combination and oily skin and will keep your skin looking absolutely fantasic, try it and see for yourself. Visit and learn more about their arctic ingredients and view more of their unique skincare products.



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September 10, 2012


It’s not to late for a chance to win a CLARISONIC ACNE CLARIFYING COLLECTION (valued at $169.00).  This collection includes the Clarisonic Mia 2,  a unique cleansing system which works with the plush Acne Cleansing Brush Head to gently flush pores and remove impurities from the skin along with the CLARISONIC ACNE CLARIFYING CLEANSING SET  (valued at $47.00).

My daughter Adrienne has been using the Clarisonic Mia 2 for about two weeks and she is loving it. She uses it every night and it has become part of her nightly cleansing routine. And speaking of cleansing, Adrienne says “The Clarasonic Acne Daily Clarifying Cleaner is just as spectacular as the machine itself”.  The Clarisonic Acne Daily Clarifying Cleaner contains a 2% salicylic acid acne treatment which was formulated to dry and clear acne blemishes allowing the skin to heal.The Clarisonic Acne Daily Clarifying Cleaner aids in preventing new blemishes from forming.  Another reason why Adrienne likes the The Clarisonic Acne Daily Clarifying Cleaner so much is that the cleanser contains vitimins and botanicals which reducess redness. The Clarisonic Acne Daily Clarifying Cleaner works with any Clarisonic Cleaning Device.  Every night she goes to bed with clean, smooth, dry skin and she feels great.  And now,you can too!

To Enter to win your personal Clarisonic Acne Clarifying Collection go to  the It’s a Glam Thing Facebook page here:  and share with us your personal acne-related story and you will automatically be entered for a chance to win.   There is no limit to qualify to win. One entry is allowed per person.  The lucky winner will be chosen by September 30th and will be announced right here at It’s a Glam Thing.Or…. you can enter to win by e-mailing lisa (@) itsaglamthing (dot) com and leave your story with Lisa. Use CLARISONIC  in the subject line.Good Luck! Hope you are the lucky winner!


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September 7, 2012

Shine no more with Repechage Hydra Medic Mattifying Moisturizer


My 16 year old daughter Adrienne recently stumbled upon a product that she is enjoying very much.  As a matter of fact, I know I am going to have to buy another one because my 23 year old daughter is using it as well.  I am talking about a great skin moisturizer for those who have oily skin Repêchage Hydra Medic Mattifying Moisturizer. There are many moisturizers on the market right now that just don’t work well with oily skin.  Using these products just makes their oily skin Oilier. Sometimes my daughter  has to wash her face before the day ends just to get rid of that greasy feeling.

Repêchage Hydra Medic Mattifying Moisturizer has definitely been the answer to her problem.  Being an active girl and dancer, she needs to have dry skin because she wants her skin to feel fresh and look clean. Repêchage Hydra Medic Mattifying Moisturizer is specifically designed to prevent shine and breakouts all day long.  Repêchage Hydra Medic Mattifying Moisturizer is a 2-in-1 daytime moisturizer and mattifying treatment!   Repechage states that “The natural Porphyridium Complex (micro alga) helps control excess oil and shine while reducing dryness and flakiness, while the synergistic blend of green and Rooibos teas helps to soothe and calm irritated skin. Zinc Oxide provides daily sun protection while matting the skin and reducing redness”.

Adrienne has been using Repêchage Hydra Medic Mattifying Moisturizer for several weeks now and has noticed a big difference in her skin. Even though the summer heat is coming to an end, she will still perspire during outdoor activities and dancing.  She can now have confidence knowing her skin will remain dry, smooth and shine free.  Isn’t that what every girl wants, no matter what age?

Shine no more with Repêchage Hydra Medic Mattifying Moisturizer. Visit Repê to view their extensive line of skincare products.





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September 5, 2012

Solve Your Problem Hair With Infusium 23

Infusium 23, the problem hair experts have been transforming “damaged, dry, frizzy, chemically treated and fine hair into shiny, managable hair” since 1924. They has been around for 88 years because they do their job well.  What is unique about Infusium 23 is that is offers customized solutions for a wide range of hair problems.

I am using Infusium 23 Repair and Renew Collection and it’s as easy as to use as 1-2-3.  1-Renew, 2-Replenish, 3-Restore.  I chose this collection because I have a combination of chemically treated/dry frizzy hair with some damage from the summer sun.  Infusium 23 Repair and Renew will help eliminate residue and buildup while nourishing the hair from root to tip helping to prevent breakage. As stated by Infusium, “Fortified with hair-healthy elements to strengthen and reveal hair’s true beauty, while diminishing the damaging effects of the past.  An i-23 Complex enriched with pro-vitamins, proteins and amino acids promotes resilience and renewal for even the most troubled hair, leaving it radiant and richly transformed”.

Infusium 23 Repair and Renew  Conditioner is important to me because my hair is so thick and curly and conditioning makes my hair softer and more manageable with added shine.  Infusium 23 Conditioner infuses the hair cuticle to alleviate breakage caused by brushing and styling“. Infusium 23 Conditioner is “an i-23 Complex enriched with pro-vitamins, proteins and amino acids infuses and conditions hair, while protecting against future damage”.

Infusium 23 has a fantastic Leave-in Treatment.  I consider Leave-in-Treatments a bonus conditioner  hepling me to protect my hair from future damage.  Leave-in Treatments have become part of my hair care regime, and Infusium 23 has a great one.  Infusium 23 is “blended with an i-23 Complex enriched with pro-vitamins, proteins and amino acids to nourish and restore overall hair health and shine.  Protects against breakage and future damage”.  Another great reason to use Infusium 23 Leave-in Treatment is that  it works to instantly detangle wet or dry hair.

Infusium 23 offers several collections, depending on your own hair care needs.  Visit to learn more about their Moisture and Replenish Collection, Volume Builder Collection, Frizz Controller and Color Defender.

Infusiun 23 is priced just right with 16 oz. bottles selling for under $10.  Infusium 23  and is not tested on animals. I always like to see that.

Solve your hair problems, whatever they may be with Infusium 23.

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September 3, 2012

Enjoy Stress Free Mornings with Eight O’Clock Coffee

The BACK-TO-SCHOOL rush is upon us again, and that makes for some very hectic mornings. Luckily Eight O’Clock Coffee has been in the business of making mornings better for over 150 years, and they have compiled EIGHT tips for stress-free mornings.

1. Forget stopping for your morning coffee – that takes a lot of time and money. Prep your coffee pot the night before, so all you have to do when you wake up is flip the switch. Your coffee will brew as you get everyone ready and out the door.

2. Invest in a great travel mug to take your freshly brewed coffee to go. (Make sure it fits in your car’s cup holder).

3. Keep a calendar with everyone’s schedules on it right next to the coffeemaker. You can glance at it in the morning and know what’s in store for the day.

4. Pack lunches and plan outfits the night before to avoid morning confusion.

5. Keep grab-and-go breakfast foods, like granola bars and bananas, on hand.

6. Give yourself a time cushion for unexpected delays (don’t wake up at the last minute!).

7. Instead of dumping leftover coffee, store it in the fridge before you walk out the door. An iced coffee can serve as a nice afternoon pick-me-up.

8. To make mornings even easier, that smooth, rich taste of Eight O’Clock Coffee will be available in Keurig K-Cups this fall.

With these EIGHT GREAT TIPS, you can savor those last moments of summer and enjoy a smooth transition back to the daily grind.  For more information about Eight O’Clock Coffee check out their Facebook page at



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September 2, 2012

Flake Away with Soap And Glory


Soap & Glory – “the British beauty brand famous for its effective, affordable and adventurously-monikered products”  has a body polish that will will positively polish your flakes away. Soap & Glory Flake Away is a body polish offering one of the most exhilerating shower experiences you will ever have.  With its intoxicating fragrances of Shea butter, sweet almond oil, peach seed powder, sea salt and sugar, one might think they were showering in a fruity tropical garden. 

Soap & Glory Flake Away is formulated with just the right ingredients delivering a delicate scrub.  The scrub itself is very gentle, and not at all greasy, like many body polishes on the market today.

Soap & Glory’s signature Pink Fragrance combines fresh bergamot and mandarin, rose, jasmine, peach, strawberry, oakmoss, amber, woody notes and amber and warm vanilla notes on the bottom.”

I think it is very important to have a body polish with a delicate scent, it makes your shower enjoyable and you won’t have a strong lingering scent on your skin. Soap & Glory Flake Away leaves you feeling smooth, silky and smelling utterly fantastic.  Soap & Glory Flake Away  is Paraben Free ! How sweet is that?

A small handful of Soap & Glory Flake Away is all you need to help you eliminate dry flaky skin.  Rub it on your skin using a circular motion with your fingertips or use a luffa sponge like I did.

Soap & Glory Flake Away is the Ultimate Body Polish!  No flakes about it!



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