Donna Raheb
October 1, 2012

Celebrities Help Patricia Nash in the Fight Against Breast Cancer


This October, get a piece of your favorite celebrity’s style and feel good doing it by joining celebrated handbag designer Patricia Nash along with celebrities including January Jones, Liv Tyler, Giuliana Rancic, Leann Rimes, Vanessa Hudgens, Kristin Chenoweth, Elizabeth Hurley, Maria Menuonos, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Jessica Lowndes, Jennie Garth, Brittany Snow, Garcelle Beauvais, Alison Sweeney, Tori Spelling, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, and Ali Landry to raise money in the fight against breast cancer. To kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month, Nash will be auctioning off 18 of her signature Barcellona Saddle Bags signed by these stars and the designer, benefitting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF).

The uBid auction will go live on October 1st through the 31st with 100% of the final bids going toward BCRF, dedicated to the prevention of, and finding a cure for, breast cancer in our lifetime. BCRF offers essential funding for groundbreaking research at leading medical centers around the world, in addition to supporting initiatives that educate the public on maintaining good breast health. Currently, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. There are an estimated 2.6 million breast cancer survivors in the United States alone, and Nash sought to do her part to take a stand against the disease and show her solidarity with women all over the world.

About Patricia Nash: The quintessential embodiment of style, form and function, Nash’s casual-chic accessories are made of 100% leather sourced from Italy, and pay homage to Old World craftsmanship through delicate, hand-finished detailing. The coveted collections are inspired by Nash’s extensive, international travels, and are at once timeless and contemporary.

About The Breast Cancer Research Foundation: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, is an independent not-for-profit organization committed to funding scientific research to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime. In October 2012, BCRF will award at least $40 million to more than 190 scientists across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and China. With 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs, BCRF continues to remain one of the most fiscally responsible charities in the country. For more information about BCRF, visit


January Jones Giuliana Rancic Leann Rimes

Liv Tyler Vanessa Hudgens Jessica Lowndes

Jenna Dewan Tatum Kristin Chenoweth Elizabeth Hurley

Brittany Snow Maria Menuonos Tori Spelling

Ali Landry Jennie Garth Alison Sweeney

Kelly Killoren Bensimon Garcelle Beauvais Designer Patricia Nash

WHAT: Patricia Nash Stand up to Breast Cancer Auction


WHEN: October 1st, 2012 – October 31st, 2012

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September 30, 2012

Feel Silky Smooth The LaLicious Way


LaLicious has recently introduced it newest scent “Sugar Reef”” to their best selling Bath and Body Collection.  If you are not familiar with LaLicious, all of their natural bath and body collections consists of splendid scented products such as Body Oils, Body Butters, Body Soaps, Gift Sets and accessories. All the LaLicious skin products are preservative, sulfate and paraben free. LaLicious is available in eight scrumptious scents including Brown Sugar & Vanilla, Coconut Cream, Lily Mango, Passionfruit Lime, Island Guava, Tahitian Flower, Peppermint and Coffee Bean.

My daughters and I have been enjoying it’s newest scent Sugar Reef.  Jenna says the Whipped body Soap “Smells great and feels great on her skin”. LaLicious Whipped Body Soap contains Coconut Oil and Safflower oil giving it its luscious scent and leaving her skin soft and hydrated. Lalicious Whipped Body Soap leaves no heavy lather which means the soap will clean your skin without drying it out. 

LaLicious Exfoliating Scrubs are sensational as they exfoliate and moisturize leaving you skin feeling smooth and silky. I actually used the scrub on my hands after doing some gardening recently. I rubbed  a small amount of Sugar Reef scrub into my hands and after rinsing, my hands were left clean and soft, my hands looked great!

As stated by LaLicious, “Our unique sugar scrub exfoliates, moisturizes and smooths your skin to perfection! This incredible combination of oils and cane sugar is whipped together to provide vitamins, minerals and proteins essential to maintaining beautiful youthful skin.”  Did you know that scrubs containing pure cane sugar are less abrasive on your skin than salts? And best of all, sugar scrubs won’t cause cuts and scrapes to burn or sting.

LaLicious Bath and Body products are extremely versatile as well.  One of my favorites, the  LaLicious Oil Collection are available in 9 scents.  One drop of  this delicately scented oil was all I needed for unbelievably smooth and silky hands. I massaged LaLicious oil into my hands and cuticles and the oil quickly absorbed into my skin leaving no oily residue. LaLicious Oils can also be used as a hair conditioning treatment, shaving cream or  even an eye make-up remover. I even used the oil to remove my eye make-up and it really did work.  Sounds like a terrific travel accessory to me.

LaLicious bath and Body Products can be found throughout my house and at  The way to feeling smooth and silky is the  Lalicious way.

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September 29, 2012

Today is National Coffee Day!!



In honor of National Coffee Day on September 29th, Eight O’Clock Coffee, America’s Original Gourmet Coffee, is demystifying coffee jargon—and explaining how to make a great-tasting specialty coffee drink at home, no fancy machines needed. Behold, your guide to creating a café coffee experience right in your own kitchen, courtesy of Eight O’Clock Coffee!

Latte- Traditionally, this is made using espresso and foamed milk. The milk to coffee ratio is 3:1.

  • Make It At Home! Use a strong coffee, like Eight O’Clock Coffee’s Dark Italian Roast, and brew regularly. Pour some milk into a saucepan and place over medium heat. Whisk milk as it heats to make it frothy. Pour some of the coffee into a mug, add some hot liquid milk and spoon the foamed milk on top. 
  • Café Mocha- This is simply a latte with some type of chocolate flavor added in.
  • Make It At Home! Prepare using the latte instructions. Before adding the coffee and milk, pour 2/3 cup of hot chocolate mix into the bottom of the mug, add coffee and milk and stir until the mix has dissolved.

Café au Lait- Similar to a latte, but usually uses strong brewed coffee instead of espresso and has a 1:1 ratio of coffee to milk.

  • Make It At Home! Brew Eight O’Clock Coffee’s Dark Italian Roast, steam the milk and add equal parts milk (add this first) and coffee to your mug.

Cappuccino- Usually made with equal parts espresso, steamed milk and frothed milk.

  • Make It At Home! Follow the same instructions as the latte, but pour equal parts coffee and steamed milk into the mug and top with frothed milk. It’s great with cinnamon or chocolate sprinkled on.

Macchiato- A traditional macchiato is a shot of espresso with a bit of milk foam. We usually think of the caramel macchiato, which is very popular at coffee shops in the US.

  • Make It At Home! Make a tasty caramel macchiato using Eight O’Clock Coffee Dark Italian Roast. Heat milk in a saucepan and whisk until frothy, add a few pumps of vanilla syrup to your cup of coffee, top with milk froth and drizzle with caramel syrup.

Frappe- A frappe is a cold blended coffee drink with chilled coffee, sugar, milk or cream and ice blended together.

  • Make It At Home! All you need is 6-8 ounces of cold coffee (we like Eight O’Clock Coffee Original Blend), 2 Tbsp milk, 3/4 cup crushed or cubed ice and sugar to taste. Combine ingredients in a blender. You can also add 2 Tbsp of your favorite syrup—caramel, chocolate, vanilla—some people even add ice cream to make it thicker. The possibilities are endless, so get creative!

Pumpkin Coffee- Virtually every coffee shop has some kind of limited-time-only pumpkin coffee, a delicious fall flavor.

  • Make It At Home! Brew your own pumpkin coffee this fall or any other time of year you feel a craving coming on. Use 2 tsp of pumpkin spice for every 3 Tbsp of Eight O’Clock Coffee Original Blend. Combine the pumpkin spice with the coffee grounds and brew. Sweeten to your desire.

Espresso: A concentrated coffee brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans.

  • Make It At Home!  Espresso machines are typically very expensive, but you can come close to the real deal with your regular coffee pot. Choose a dark roast, like Eight O’Clock Coffee’s Dark Italian Roast, and grind the beans as finely as possible. Double the coffee filter, and pack down the coffee grounds into the filter (use 1 tbsp for every 1/4 cup of espresso). It’s a great option that replicates the strong, bold flavor espresso and cappuccino aficionados love.

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September 28, 2012

Cleanlogic…It’s the Logical Choice


Would you like to experience an invigorating Bath or Shower?  Cleanlogic carries the  accessories to help you do just that. Cleanlogic Bath and Body Care now offers a unique range of unisex bath and shower essentials and once you try them you won’t want to shower without them.

Cleanlogic would also like you to know that they are “the first beauty brand to include braille on their packaging.  With vision loss now one of the fastest growing disabilities in the United States due to the rise of diabetes, by including braille on their packaging, Cleanlogic have created a simple and proactive way to help the 25 million blind and visually impaired individuals in the country today.”  Now, tell me that isn’t truly amazing.

Cleanlogic has many items to choose from and one of my favorites (and I have many), is the Soap+Sponge. The Soap+Sponge is exactly that, a soap and sponge combined into one.  While the glycerin soap cleanses your skin the antimicrobial synthetic sponge gently exfoliates, leaving your skin feeling fresh and clean. Cleanlogic Soap Sponges are available in 3 fantastic scents, Peachberry (my favorite), Lavender, and Cucumber Melon.

Clean Logic Stretch Bath and Shower Cloth is another “must-have” for bathing. This unique wash cloth stretches up to three times the size of a regular washcloth allowing you to wash the hardest to reach places. Cleanlogic wash cloths gently exfoliate and gives you a nice rich lather leaving your skin feeling smooth and refreshed.

Cleanlogic Exfoliating Body Scrubber is another one of my favorites. It’s small enough to fit in the palm of my hand and gives a very gentle scrub. The attached strap keeps the body scrubber firmly on your hand which is a plus if you are always dropping your washcloth or scrubber while showering. Try using one of Cleanlogic‘s Body Washes like Nopal & Spearmint, or Moisturizing Sugar & Rice Body Wash, they are both exceptional.

At  choose from a variety of bath accessories, antimicrobial sponges, body washes and lotions. Cleanlogic, It’s the logical choice.

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September 28, 2012

Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Collection


Having a large family, and everyone having different skin types, it is nice to know that Paula’s Choice offers a complete Skin Balancing Collection that addresses all skin types even those of us with Oily/Combination skin.  We all agree that we want a skincare product that will leave us with a healthy well-balanced complexion.

Most of us know what Oily skin is, but what is Combination skin?  People with combination skin have an oily nose and forehead but normal to dry cheeks. Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Collection is the perfect skincare product to help you achieve a well balanced complexion. As stated by Paula’s Choice, their Skincare collection features “state-of-the art formulas with ingredients tailored to help combination skin function optimally, this 100% fragrance and colorant-free comprehensive daily routine helps promote smooth, balanced skin that combats excess oiliness, clogged pores, flaky skin and breakouts.”

Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Collection consists of 5 products.  You can use all 5 as part of your daily skincare routine or choose a specific product in the collection that best suits your skincare needs.

I always start my routine with a  facial cleanser and Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleaner is guaranteed to remove excess oil and makeup. It’s pearly white, slightly thick texture, foams up slightly and rinses off easily.  You will be left with a very soothing, soft,  refreshed feeling.  This is a great cleanser for sensitive skin and is safe to use around your eyes, it’s perfect!

Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Pore Reducing Toner is sensational  because of  its powerful antioxidants and  anti-irratants that it contains, helping to restore damaged skin.  Using this Toner assists in keeping oily areas under control.  Say good-bye to those flaky, dry patches on your face,  because now you will have smooth and soft skin where the dryness used to be.

After Cleansing, it is always important to moisturize and with  Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Invisible Finish Moisture Gel, you will find this clear silky-textured gel extremely lightweight on your face.  It absorbs quickly, helping to reduce existing redness and has a nice matte finish.  Did I mention that Invisible Finish Moisture Gel helps  minimize wrinkles and reduces pores, it’s fantastic.

If  you are looking for a moisturizer with SPF 15 then you will want Paula’s Choice Daily Mattifying Lotion SPF 15 & Antioxidants.  I always use a moisturizer with at least SPF 15 and this is a good one.  It provides broad Spectrum sun protection, keeps your skin dry without shine and is the perfect choice for your skin with or without makeup.

All of the 5 products are terrific and my personal favorite is Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Retinol.  It’s an  amazing oil-free,  anti aging serum which feels like satin when applied. Containing antioxidants, anti irritants and retinol, this serum helps reduce wrinkles, reduce pores, and helps repair damaged skin.  It is great to use around the eyes.  I especially like that is helps makeup go on smoothly and lasts longer too. This serum is 100% fragrance free, and contains no dyes or coloring agents.

Visit and view their complete line of skincare products.  When choosing skincare, the choice is yours, Paula’s Choice.



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September 25, 2012

Shape Up Your Brows with Tweezerman


As my daughter Adrienne nicely put it, “Nothing is more annoying than tweezers that don’t tweeze, but there is nothing annoying about Tweezerman tweezers”. That was the experience I recently had when I was trying to find a “tweezer that worked”. She told my I could borrow her Tweezerman tweezer but to make sure I returned it to her, and I can see why. Tweezerman tweezers are truly amazing and they really do work. E every unwanted hair I wanted removed came out on the first try. With Tweezerman, I shaped my eyebrow quickly and easily.  These stainless steel mini slant tweezers have “perfectly aligned, hand-filed tips to ensure precision”.

Tweezerman has also just introduced the Mix ‘N Match Runway Prints Collection available in Neon Pink or Blue and available exclusively at Sephora.

You will find an assortment of Tweezers in many colors and prints along with a wide variety of beauty tools at

 “Tweezerman award-winning Slant®” is small enough to fit in a wristlet. Tweezerman is a “must have”, in your beauty tool collection.  Shape up your eyebrows with Tweezerman.
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September 24, 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 three weeks now and she loves it. Cleansing her face with the Clarisonic Mia 2 has become part of her nightly routine. 

Adrienne says, “The  Acne Clarifying Brush Head is amazing!  It’s bristles are very soft and plush and it feels like more area of my skin is being cleaned.  Since using the Clarifying Brush Head, I noticed that I have had fewer acne outbreaks .  This product is absolutely amazing.”   

The Clarisonic Acne Clarifying  Brush Head is safe for all acne prone skin.  Its extra plush bristles help to throughly cleanse your pores.  As stated by Clarisonic, “Velvet-like bristle tips are uniquely textured to provide an ultra-gentle cleansing action on sensitive, compromised skin.” The Clarisonic Acne Clarifying Brush Head fits on any Clarisonic cleansing devise and if used twice daily, will last approximately 3 months.

Remember 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 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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