Donna Raheb
June 25, 2012

Preserve the Beauty and Color of your Swimsuit with Cielo Rosso

As far back as I can remember, I rarely had the same bathing suit more than a year or so, mainly  because at the end of the swimsuit season my suit was faded.  Who wants to wear a faded, worn out looking swim suit?

Between dozens of trips to the beach each summer and lots of fun in the sun not to mention lazy days by the pool,  our swimsuits just didn’t keep their color.

We live on the East Coast where the summer season lasts about 3 to 4 months, and we want our suits to look spectacular at the end of the season because we do dig them out from time to time throughout the year for indoor swimming and winter vacations.  If  you have children, who wants to keep buying swim suits.  Their color should last at least  until they outgrow them.

If you are a part time swimmer or full time swimmer I have a great product  that will keep your suits looking their brightest and whitest.  Cielo Rosso has developed a swimsuit bath that will keep your swimsuit looking splashy all year long.

Cielo Rosso Swimsuit Bath  was designed especially for swimsuits and removes harsh chemicals like salt, chlorine, lotions and sunscreens so your suits retain their color and white suits will stay white.  Another great benefit Cielo Rosso Swimsuit Bath has to offers is that it helps preserve the thread and elasticity in your swimsuit, so your suit remains looking new and vibrant.  Cielo Rosso  Swimsuit Bath is Hypoallergenic, biodegradable and is not tested on animals.

I started using Cielo Rosso Swimsuit Bath and it’s so easy to use, it’s easier than doing a load of laundry.  With just a dime size of  Cielo Rosso Swimsuit Bath added to cold water,  swish the suits around for a few minutes and you will begin to see the water turn gray.  This means that the chlorine has been taken out of the suit.  Next, I just rinse, squeeze out excess water and line dry. It’s so easy.

I can’t imagine washing my suits in anything else but Cielo Rosso Swimsuit Bath.  Our swimsuits will never look better, and never look faded.

Cielo Rosso Swimsuit Bath is available in two sizes, 8 oz. and 2.2 oz. travel size.   visit and order yours today.









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June 22, 2012

DesignFX…The Ultimate Nail Experience

I recently had the Ultimate Nail experience with my teenage daughter Adrienne and her friends. They were having so much fun decorating their nails with DesignFX, that I decided to join in on the fun.   I never knew nail art could be so much fun. My daughter and her friends enjoy spending hours polishing their nails, followed by hand painting intricate designs on them.  They always look smashing but it is very time consuming.  Welcome to the world of DesignFX, where you can have absolutely showstopping nails quickly. DesignFX offers a fun and exciting array of long wearing appliques for fingers and toes. We sampled animal prints and bejeweled designs.  These easy to use self adhesive strips press right on to your natural nail. No glue, no heat, just press on and trim.  If you need to remove them, just peel them right off. DesignFX will not damage your natural nail. DesignFX appliques last one week on natural nails and lasting 2 weeks on gel life pure gel manicure. DesignFX  appliques just peels right off and you will be  ready for another DesignFX experience.

In Adrienne’s own words, “We had a blast with DesignFX.  There were so many designs to choose from.  I used DesignFX  right over my clear nail polish. The best part that I didn’t have to wait for my nails to dry in between coats so there was never any smudging.  My mom did her toes in a bejeweled design and they look like real nail art.  I chose a bejeweled design and my friend Talia chose an animal print. You never would have known they were press on, so don’t tell!”

Create a perfect set of showstopping nails every time.  Stated by DesignFX,  Cristina Aguilera’s “Newest beauty obsession is the Unique line of DesignFX appliques by Dashing Diva”.   Cristina is using DesignFX to glam up her nail on her hit show “The Voice”.  With DesignFX, we can all have nails like the stars at affordable prices!

Talia (left) chose a leopard design.  Adrienne (below) chose a bejeweled pattern.

at,  view the entire collection of designs.

***Special note: DesignFX is a salon service/product. Contact your local salon to find out if the nail techs there offer DesignFX for natural nails or for application with gels.


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June 21, 2012

Bring Out Your Beautiful Curls With RI CI

When I was younger, I really disliked my curly hair and did everything I could to straighten it. I love my curls now but dislike the dryness and frizz that occasionally strike.  Humidity is my enemy.

What intrigued me most about Ri Ci Hair Care Products is that they are specially formulated for curly hair.  Ricky Pennisi, stylist and founder of Ri Ci Products has specialized in curly hair since 1995 and created a line of products specially designed for his curly haired clients.  Basically, “Ri Ci consists of 5 products that work together to achieve beautiful, soft curls every day.”

I am currently using Ri Ci Splash Shampoo and Ri Ci Drench Conditioner.  Ri Ci Splash Shampoo is sulfate free and is a moisturizing shampoo so it washes your hair without drying it out.  Since using Ri Ci Splash Shampoo, my hair has bouncy soft curls.

Ri Ci Drench Conditioner is also sulfate free.  How many conditioners do you know of that can be used in and out of the shower.  Well, maybe you do, but I for one, do not know of any.  Ri Ci Drench Conditioner is a regular conditioner and (this is my favorite part) when you add it to water in a spray bottle, it acts as a leave in conditioner or a curl refreshener.  The best part about Ri Ci Drench conditioner is that it works.  My hair tends to be very dry and with a few sprays and a little scrunching, my curls become more defined and spring back to life.

Ri Ci Velvet Smooth Serum is also a  must have.  A pea size amount of this serum applied to mid shaft to ends will take the frizz right out of your hair. My frizz tends to be pronounced during humid weather and at the beach so this product is an essential part of my pool and beach bag.
Put an end to your dry and frizzy Hair.  Give Ri Ci Products a try.


visit to view a complete line of Ri Ci Products. You will also find great styling hair tips as well as ways to handle hair on extrremely humid days or if you are having a very dry hair day.

Achieve the perfect hairstyle and create the perfect curl with Ri Ci.



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June 19, 2012

“Minimize Wrinkles today while holding off tomorrow’s lines”, Mama Mio has the solution….

Mama Mio says, “Minimize wrinkles today while holding off tomorrow’s lines” .

Let’s face it ladies, eventually, we will look into the mirror and staring right back at us will be those silly little laugh lines or teeny tiny wrinkles that have been creeping up on us.  You may even see some puffiness or dark circles. It will happen sooner or later so why not get to work on this problem sooner.

Mama Mio has introduced two fabulous products to help young women get a head start dealing with those wrinkles and stress lines.

Mama Mio Eye Know and Mama Mio Love Those Laugh Lines have been formulated to deal with these very issues. Enclosed with each product, is a “Little Book of Confidence” which offers up some fun, easy to do, facial exercises.

Mama Mio Eye Know, is a serum that helps with dehydration, dark circles, puffiness and other lines and wrinkles we get with age. Don’t you want to look bright eyed?  Mama Mio will help you feel like you are ready to face the day and wrinkle free.

Eye Know Little Book of Confidence, offers 60 seconds of face lifting exercises that you just can’t miss out on.  The Eye Know Little Book of Confidence features two, easy to do exercises.   HIGH BROWS  and LOST BAGGAGE are the featured facial exercises you must try.  These two exercises focus on the brow and eye area helping you achieve a wide-eyed look.  Mama Mio assures you  that within one week you will see amazing results.  I have and I am loving it. Who knew there were actually exercises designed for your face.

As we all know to well, wrinkles lead to lines and Mama Mio has a solution for that as well. “Love your Laugh Lines” is a light reflecting cream that gets into the grooves and plumps up and fills out unwanted facial lines. I have been using Love Your Laugh Lines on my forehead where I have deep lines  and have been quite pleased with the results.

Love Your Laugh Lines Little Book of Confidence also features two, easy to do facial excercises you will love. THE BIG O and the FURROW FILLER, targets the areas where deepest lines tend to form.  60 seconds each night will asure you amazing results.

Both of these Mama Mio products are paraben, petrolatum and colourant free and not tested on animals. Start working on ironing out those wrinkles now, visit to view their complete line of skincare products. Mama Mio also caters to  moms to be, offering fabulous pregnancy essentials.   Mama Mio also has a facebook page, check it out at

Don’t wait any longer!  Start minimizing those wrinkles today!


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June 16, 2012

“GIVE & GLAM” Girl’s Night Out was “SPECTACULAR”

Rhode Island’s first ever Give  & Glam Event was held recently at the newly rennovated NYLO Hotel in Warwick, RI.  Hats off to Julie Ruditzky Loffredi,  local Television reporter, and host of this event.   The Give &  Glam  was a girl’s night out event to benefit Hasbro Children’s Hospital.  Tickets sold out very fast and I was one of the lucky ones in attendance.  The first 100 guests received pink swag bags and as you can see in the photo below, it was filled with fabulous goodies. From hair and nail products to jewelry and gift certificates, you could see the excitement of the ladies as they were peeking in their bags to see what their goodies were.

There was never a dull moment.  Photos from the pink carpet awaited guests as they arrived and  I got to meet and chat with Rhode Island’s best selling Author of  “The 13th Apostle’,  Raina Smith.

Visit by RainaC.Smith and see if this book will be on your summer reading list.

I can’t even begin to describe to you the array of Silent Auction items and gift baskets ready to be bid on.  From extravagant to conservative, from luxury to simplicity, there was something for everyone.

The Fashion show was quite unique as well, at least for me it was.  There was no catwalk.  Annette Donahue models, graced the floors, indoors and out showing off jewelry, clothes and accessories. It was facinating to watch.   There were plenty of vendors there as well showing off their uniques accessories.   Hairstylists and make-up artists were also on hand giving tips on hair and makeup.   Truly, a girl’s night out.  I can’t wait to attend the next Give & Glam to be held Thursday, October 4, 2012 at Belle Mer Newport, RI.

For more details visit

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It’s A Glam Thing auction Basket valued at $600.00 went to the highest bidder

I was a lucky recipient of a “Give &  Glam Swag Bag.  Look at all the “goodies”!

I found the most elegant gift ideas from “Elementz”

Rhode Island’s very own Best Selling Book Author  “Raina C. Smith”
“Mod Mama” had fabulous Children’ s gifts

“Mod Mama” had fabulous Children’ s gifts

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June 14, 2012

Add To Your Summer FUN with Guess Seductive “Sunkissed”


Are you looking for the perfect accessory to add to your Summer fun?  Guess Seductive Limited Edition “Sunkissed” Eau De Tolette Spray is a scent guaranteed to make you smell delicious, light and carefree as you bare that gorgeous summer skin.

Guess recently introduced their new limited edition seductive fragrance “Sunkissed”.  It is a revamped twist on their original seductive fragrance.  What is so unique about this fragrance is that during the day,  it has top notes of pink grapefruit, pear, raspberry and black currant blossom.  In the afternoon, it winds down to seductive mild notes of vanilla, jasmine, and Brazilian orchids.  At night time, a sensual base of musk, Makassar ebony and violet notes produce a dazzling glamorous fragrance.  I love the polka dot packaging sealed with a Guess girl flirty kiss graphic design and the beautiful bottle includes a hanging lipstick charm.  Guess Seductive Limited Edition “Sunkissed” stands out from traditional floral fragrances and gives the “Guess Girl” a lasting impression!


You can find this fabulous fragrance along with other fragrances by Guess  at 


Guest Blogger, Laurie Carcieri

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June 9, 2012

Skin Fitness for Men has arrived….Just in Time for Father’s Day

When I think about skin care products I rarely think of men.   The more I thought about this the more I realized that men need skincare too!  With Father’s Day just around the corner, I had a great idea.  As an early Father’s Day gift, and a way for me to make him feel extra special,  I surprised my husband with a fabulous gift set which was recently introoduced by Pevonia called  Skin Fitness for Him Pack.

My husband showers with soap, regular shampoo and regular shaving cream.  I thought I would give him a treat with some sensational products that not only will make him feel great but will  also help fight the aging process as well.

Pevonia’s gift pack includes a refreshing gel cleanser, Aqua-Gel Foaming Cleanser.  This cleanser hydrates, cleanses and is rich in Saponaria Root extract, Green Tea and Lemon Verbena Extract and offers a fabulous masculine aroma. I really enjoyed the scent.

The Easy-Glide Shaving Emulsion shaving gel is equally aromatic, which is very important because all men want to feel and smell fabulous and the secret is out (their women want them to smell great too!) This shave gel offers a non-irritating close and smooth shave, leaving his skin smooth without razor burn or sensitivity.

Last but not least, the Age-Defying MYOXY-CAVIAR BALM,  will smooth the look of fine lines in his skin.  Pevonia’s Age-Defying MYOXY-CAVIAR BALM  is formulated to repair, smooth, firm and reenergize for youthful looking skin.

The three products combined offers the Gift of Skin Fitness.  Also included in this set is a zippered pouch which is a great accessory for him to store his skin care products when traveling.

At give the gift of fitness and save while shopping for Father’s Day.   Now until June 15, 2012, save 20% on your online order.

This Father’s Day, give the Gift of  Skin Fitness from Pervonia.



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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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