Donna Raheb
August 25, 2012

Lisa Hoffman Combines Fragrance with Elegance

Just when I thought  jewelry couldn’t be any more unique, I found Lisa Hoffman Fragrance Jewelry. Lisa Hoffman has brilliantly created a line of jewelry  that combines fragrance and fashion.  I have been wearing one of Lisa Hoffman’s  beautiful Fragrance Necklaces with a filigreed charm attached. What is unique about my necklace is that inside the charm are tiny scented beads. The beads carry the fragrance inside the charm.   As I wear my Fragrance Necklace, every so often I can smell the subtle but fragrant scent the charm carries.

The Fragrant Beads come in 5 intoxicating scents; Tuscan Fig, Tunisian Neroli, Japanese Agarwood, French Clary Sage and Madagascar Orchid.   You can refill the charm with new beads every few weeks, more or less, depending on your preference.  As an alternative to the Fragrance Jewely, these 5 scents are available in Eau de Parfum.

Tuscan Fig is the scent I chose through their unique application called iscentify.  At  a video is featured that explains exactly how iscentify suggests the fragrance that is perfect for you.   It is an amazing application, one that you must try, especially if you are not sure of the scent you would like.   You can choose more than one scent  in your charm or alternate scents depending on your mood, the choice is yours.   Another nice feature about Lisa Hoffman’s  Fragrance Jewelry is that the fragrance never touches your skin.

The Lisa Hoffman Fragrance Jewelry Collection consists of Bracelets, Necklaces and Earrings. They are available in a variety of finishes, like antique bronze or  14 kt gold plated  as well as a variety of charms.  View their exquisite line of Fragrance Jewelry at  Lisa Hoffman Fragrance Jewelry is also found at

Refills for your Fragrance Beads are also available at both websites.

Combine Fragrance with Elegance with Lisa Hoffman Fragrance Jewelry.


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August 22, 2012

Salon Grafix Introduces Healthy Hair Nutrition

Over the past several months, my daughter Jenna felt that her hair was becoming damaged from the sun and constant use of hair spray. I told her to try Salon Grafix Healthy Hair Nutrition Conditioning Cleanser  and it ended up being exactly what she needed. Salon Grafix Healthy Hair Nutrition Conditioning Cleanser  not only is a great smelling shampoo but it also fixed her sun-damaged hair and is keeping it moisturized and shiny every day that she uses it. Salon Grafix Healthy Hair Nutrition Conditioning Cleanser  has helped to keep her hair looking and feeling soft and luxurious.  She has acknowledged what great shape her hair is in, “its feels soft and smells great even throughout the day”.  She especially likes the fact that it is an All-in-One cleanser, as it acts as a shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in conditioner with one washing.  Salon Grafix Healthy Hair Nutrition Conditioning Cleanser is also suds free so it does not lather.

As stated by Salon GrafixHealthy Hair Nutrition will maintain hair health and color while removing dirt and product buildup, leaving a brilliant natural shine”. ” This sulfate free cleanser has been formulated for all hair types including color treated, coarse, and curly hair”.  Salon Grafix Healthy Hair Nutrition line was designed to “replenish moisture lost in the shampoo process.”  

Salon Grafix  has created another great hair treatment,  Healthy Hair Nutrition Intensive Hair Repair Masque  which can be used as little as once a week and is suitable for every day use. This deep conditioning treatment is designed for dry or damaged hair.   It is intended to Deeply hydrate, nourish and protect dry and damaged hair, without weighing it down“. Jenna is using  Salon Grafix Healthy Hair Nutrition Intensive Hair Repair Masque only once a week and has noticed the softness and shine to her hair.  Following the directions, Jenna saturates  her wet hair from roots to ends with Salon Grafix Healthy Hair Nutrition Intensive Hair Repair Masque and leaves the masque in for 3-5 minutes. She can leave the masque in  15-20 minutes for  a maximum condition and shine if she chooses.

Salon Grafix Healthy Hair Nutrition is a perfect choice to use after chemical treatments or after excessive heat styling and can be used as often as needed. Jenna was amazed at how affordable Salon Grafix is, after all, being a College student, every penny saved counts. Salon Grafix is available at local retail stores, and  many online stores.

Visit to view their extensive hair care line including, shampoos, conditioners, hair sprays, and dry shampoo to name a few.

Treat your hair to some Healthy Nutrition with Salon Grafix


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August 20, 2012

Introducing Borghese’s Premier Age-Defying Skincare Collection

Borghese’s premier age-defying skincare collection, Crema Straordinaria, energizes, hydrates and rejuvenates skin fatigued by daily stress.  And now, Effortlessly Extraordinary offers you these most restorative essentials in one collection:

•         Crema Straordinaria Sapone Foaming Cleanser is the first step.  Formulated with bio-compatible micro-granules to help purify, hydrate and defend skin against the signs of aging.  It provides perfect lather control from creamy to rich as it preserves the skin’s natural lipid barrier with its superior moisture system.  Clarifies and calms skin, leaving it clean, refreshed and silky-soft.

•         Crema Straordinaria Tonico Balancing Softening Toner is a richly-hydrating and alcohol-free toner that refreshes skin and restores its natural pH balance after cleansing.  Formulated with Aquatic plant extract to enhance skin’s vitality, surface cells are gently exfoliated without harsh abrasion.  Leaves skin illuminated with a fresh, natural glow.

•         Crema Straordinaria Da Giorno Day Treatment SPF 25 helps rebuild resiliency as it keeps skin beautifully hydrated.  Formulated with Borghese’s exclusive Stratopeptide Energizing Complex and technologically optimized ingredients that work to defend and nurture skin as it offers protection from free radical and UV damage, daily stress and excessive dryness.  Skin stays soothed and perfectly calmed.             $49.00


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August 19, 2012

Custom Nail Solutions is the the Ulltimate in Acrylic Nail Fashion

I recently had the opportunity of having a Custom Nail Solution experience, and I must say it was a pleasant one.  At first, I was a little hesitant to try them.  I was skeptical about acrylic nails because they have been very damaging to my nails and nail beds in the past. I had seen Custom Nail Solutions on a beauty feature on television and thought I would give them try. After all, who wouldn’t want nails that are  guaranteed to “never break, chip, crack, change shape or stain and will last you a lifetime“!  Cost was also a major factor.  When I thought about how much money I had spent in the past on Acrylic nails  Between full sets, fill-ins, repairs, baby sitters not to mention travel time, wait time, not having time…There were definitely more pros than cons with this decision.  Did I mention that Custom Nails are reusable?  The investment was worth it.

Custom Nail Solution assures you that the acrylic nails are made of “PlastiFlex” -“An indestructible, high impact thermoplastic that is UV protected, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and applied with a medical grade, non-toxic adhesive. ”

When my Custom Nails Kit arrived, it contained everything I needed to make my nail impressions, 10 plastic forms (one for each finger) and the  molding clay needed for the impressions.  Included in the Custom Nail Kit  is a throughly detailed DVD, narrated by Katie Sexton herself  The DVD gives easy to follow,  step by step instructions for making your impressions, applying, care and removal of your new nails.  Hang on to that DVD, it will come in handy.  I did have my daughter help me with the impressions. Having an assistant was helpful but not necessary.  I  suggest you view the DVD before making your impressions, it will help make the  impression making process easier when watching the DVD a second time.

After the impressions were made, I was able to choose my nail length, smile line and nail shape. I  also had a choice of either Solid Pink or French Tip, I chose French Tip.  I mailed the impression forms back to Custom Nail Soulutions in the postage paid label which was included in the Custom Nails Impression  Kit.  Custom Nail Impressions are scanned by their state-of-the-art laser and created in their computer system.  If you ever have to replace or reorder nails, they already have your scan.  There is no need for another impression. A tracking number was sent to me as soon as my nails were shipped from their plant and I knew exactly when they were going to arrive. Everything was handled so professionally, I was very impressed.

I was very excited when my nails arrived. Each one of the nails fit exactly to the natural nail it was fit for (they are numbered as you will see when the impressions are taken).  As Custom Nail Solutions assured me “This nail product is designed specifically for  me and can’t be worn by anyone else”. “Your nail bed is as unique as your fingerprint”.  That is another reason why they are so elegant looking, they look real.  The nails also came with easy to read instructions and a complete Maintenance kit which included everything needed for the care, maintenance and removal of my new custom nails.  At their website you can see the various supplies and the different kits and  prices. You can select the kit which best fits your needs and your budget.

One of the highlights for me was that I could set up my nails on the nail stand (included) and I could polish my nails thoroughly before hand. With Custom Nails, you can keep them as you ordered them or paint them with any kind of nail polish you wish. Nail Art and nail wraps can also be applied to your Custom Nails. I chose to polish them, and after 2 coats s of nail polish, I was able to let them dry thoroughly for one day before I glued the nails on.  I could never have done this at a nail salon.  I have never left a nail salon without the slightest smudge or scratch.  My new Custom Nails looked perfect and the polish was hard as a rock. Here is the astonishing news! After wearing my Custom Nails for over a week, I enjoyed them so much that I ordered a second set in a shorter size.  That is how impressed I was.  I was just as impressed with the removal of my nails.  My nails and nail beds looked great.  There was no damage which usually occurs from the drill used in salons.  I could go without my Custom Nails for a few weeks and not have my nails looking unsightly until they grew out.  I took my nails off to do some gardening and put them back on two weeks later to attend a wedding.  I also want to mention that you can use regular nail polish remover on your Custom nails and I polished them ahead of time so they were ready to wear for the wedding. It was nice to put my nails on at home and not worry about finding the time to make a nail appointment.

Custom Nails was the perfect solution to my nail dilemma.  It was easy, convenient,  extremely cost effective but most of all, my acrylic nails look fantastic, and when your nails look fantastic, you hands will look fantastic, therefore you will feel fantastic and that truly is the most important aspect of all.  Look and feel fantastic with Custom Nail Solutions.










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August 17, 2012

Clarisonic – a NEW launch & “Win It”

It’s a Glam Thing is pleased to announce the Launch of Clarisonic’s ACNE Clarifying Cleansing Set.


We are so excited, that one of our lucky readers will be given the 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).

We will giving additional details on the CLARISONIC ACNE CLARIFYING COLLECTION, how it works, what it does and why you will want to win it.  Check back with us soon.

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.  Your story should be approximately 75 words or less, but 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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August 16, 2012

Cool Down This Summer with Sorbet Verbena by L’Occitane

L’Occitane’s  Sorbet Verbena Eau de Toilette  is my new favorite for summer.  It is bold but highly pleasing and eye opening.  The light mint touch gives you a fresh chill and then eases nicely into a cool verbena with a good dose of citrus to keep the fragrance thirst quenching.  The lime is very present in the top notes and its voice is strengthened later by the white musk and white woods. This new limited edition summer variation on their classic unisex verbena fragrance cools you down during the summer’s sticky high temperatures. Spritz as often as you like for a cool fresh feeling.

Did you know the verbena leaves are used to make refreshing and tangy sorbets in France.  Sorbet Verbena Eau de Toilette gets its inspiration from these traditional recipes and combines invigorating citrus aromas with an aromatic bouquet of mint, for an intensely refreshing summer fragrance.

Elegantly presented in a thick, glass spray bottled engraved  with a verbena leaf.  Just what I expected next in the verbena line from L’Occitane!

At you will find  Sorbet Verbenia Cooling Lip Gloss and Sorbet Verbena Body Ice Gel .  You will also find fabulous gift baskets,  fragrances, bath and body and skin care products. L’Occitane’s also carries a very impressive line of mens skincare, fragrance and Bath and Body products.  Cool down this summer with L’Occitane.

  Laurie Carcieri, Guest Blogger
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August 13, 2012

Mally Beauty Launches a Fabulous New Website

It’s a Glam Thing loves Mally, and her new website

Mally Roncal, celebrity makeup artist and president of Mally Beauty,  is excited to share her newly designed website

At, she has created a place for her “Mallynistas” to learn about make up tips and tricks and new products. also offers a forum for women to exchange their own ideas and passion for beauty. Some of the new functionality of the site includes:

–        Dashboard: All of Mally Beauty’s social channels, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube will stream together allowing consumers to get  Mally updates in one place.

–        How-To Library: First-hand tutorials from Mally that focus on makeup application tips, education and much more.

–        Auto-Delivery: Mallynistas will never run out of their favorite products with this new capability.

–        Ratings & Reviews: Customer reviews and ratings to make the shopping experience easier and fast.

–        Wish List: Option to be alerted when a product is back in stock. is the place to visit today! You will love it as much as our “It’s a Glam Thing” Team.







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August 13, 2012

Go for the Gold and the Glow with Borghese!

It’s a Glam Thing, along with Borghese are truly in the Olympic Spirit!  Not only have we been rooting for the USA to go for the Gold, Borghese is celebrating too, with their golden shimmer beauty products. Help us celebrate the “Gold”  and the “Glow” by indulging in these golden, shimmery Borghese Cosmetics.

My daughter is wearing Borghese Mascara Bronzo. It is one of her favorites.

Borghese’s Superiore State-of-the-Art Mascara Bronzo is the perfect way to shimmery eyelashes.  This thickening mascara has a subtle bronze tone and will look fabulous on your lashes.  What makes Borghese Superiore Mascara so special is its built-in silk powder foundation which provides superior wear.  While wearing this mascara your lashes will be the envoy of those around you.  Borghese Superiore Mascara has built in natural conditioners, is smudge and flake proof, and my favorite benefit it that Borghese Mascara is suitable for those with sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

Golden plump lips are a must and you can achieve this sexy look with Borghese’s Tinted Lip Plumper. Flamingo Gold is the perfect shade for the occasion offering a rosy pink hue with a touch of gold shimmer.  As stated by Borghese, their “Tinted Lip Plumper delivers a revolutionary, dehydrated vegetal protein micro-particle technology, which penetrates lips for full-capacity plumpness” . You might feel a slight  tingling sensation, not to worry, it is delightfully refreshing, and the end result will be full pouty lips with a very smooth, soft and sexy appearance.  Who wouldn’t want Pink Flamingo Gold Lip Plumper on their lips?

Naturally, if you want to feel golden and shimmery, you have to look golden and shimmery and Borghese Splendore Brightening Body Glow is all to need. This light shimmering moisturizer leaves your skin with a subtle shimmer which brightens your skin leaving you looking radiant. Brightening Body Glow contains vitimans A and E, which help promote healthy skin. Borghese’s Brightening Body Glow can be used where ever your skin is exposed. Truly, these Borghese Beauty products will have you glowing golden all over.

At,  go for the gold and the glow and select the beauty product that is perfect for you.





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August 11, 2012

Stay Safe in the Sun with a Sun Safety Bracelet

Are you ready for fun in the sun?  Then you must be sporting your very own Sun Safety Bracelet.  Sun safety is so important these days.  With the risk of  Melanoma so great, more and more people are becoming aware of this life threatening disease.  The simple fact is, sun damaged skin can be prevented with proper precautions.  So break out your Sun Safety Bracelet and enjoy the rays.

Sun safety Bracelets and are available for children, teens and adults at

When we are outdoors, we don’t want to forget to reapply our sunscreen. Sun Safety Bracelets are not only stylish abut also serve as in important reminder to reapply your sunscreen.  Simply apply spf 15 or greater to the bracelet and yourself and the bracelet will turn dark blue when your sunscreen loses its effectiveness.  My cousin Melissa’s children are sporting their Sun Safety Bracelets, and Melissa knows exactly when she needs to re-apply their sunscreen.

Kerry Lynn Spindler  founder of KSpin Designs, is a former fashion model-turned-successful business woman who was diagnosed with melanoma at age 27.  Her company, KSpin Designs is a Boston-based children’s couture that  carries a specialty clothing line for boys and girl’s (18 months to size 10). KSpin’s collections serve as a platform to raise public awareness for skin cancer.

Through KSpin Designs and it’s awareness foundation, www.PrettyPale.orgKerry Lynn, supports skin cancer awareness and education for children and adults by providing free sunscreen and sun-safety tips with every purchase.

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August 9, 2012

Feel Revitilized and Refreshed with Fiafini


After a long day of physical and mental activities, a women’s skin can feel tired, oily, and drained.  Fiafini Delicate Cleansing Emulsion, will allow your skin to feel revitalized and refreshed.  This silky cleanser will “dissolve all traces of dirt, oil, and makeup from the skin while delivering powerful anti-aging benefits”.  Skin should always feel rejuvenated so using a cleansing emulsion product will naturally moisturize skin that feels old and worn.

Fiafini Delicate Cleansing Emulsion has done wonders for my skin.  Its velvety, smooth, and rich texture has helped lift away the many toxins that live within any skin tone. This product has enhanced my skin by removing blackheads and any other impure environmental toxins that settle in our skin over the course of time.

Fiafini Delicate Cleansing Emulsion will protect your skin but at the same time prevent further damage from the environment and other factors that will cause skin to age.  This natural cleansing moisturizer will allow women of all ages to feel young and invigorated.

Visit to learn more about Fiafini advanced anti-aging skincare crafted with the miraculous Marula beauty oil and the world’s finest botanicals.


Melissa Caffrey, Guest Blogger


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