Donna Raheb
July 19, 2012

Take Me Away with Enchanted Embrace…Calgon’s Newest Fragrance

Calgon recently featured a Spritzing Vanity Station at Life&Style Summer Style Bash, debuting its newest addition to Calgon‘s Sensual Collection,  “Enchanted Embrace”.  What a romantic name …quite appropriate for a fragrance that has a romantic and sexy scent.  This event, held in New York City, sounded like a fabulous event.  Many celebrities attended and stopped by Calgon’s Spritzing Vanity Station to get their favorite scented bracelets.  Many of Calgon’s  fragrances were on display.  Kara Laricks, Fashion Star winner, had this to say about Shimmering Mist, The gold gives some shine to my skin and inspiration to my gold jewelry“.  Other featured fragrances ready for spritzing were Angelic Kiss, Flirty Tease, and Femme Inferno.  Carrie Keagen, host of VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live is a Femme Inferno girl.  She walked up to a male model and said “I heard you smell good”.

Enchanted Embrace is available in a Sexy Fragrance Mist and a Shimmering Moisture Mist. I especially enjoy the very delicate fruity and floral scent mixed with a light aroma of vanilla.  The combination of all three has made Enchanted Embrace a new favorite.  Enchanted Embrace Shimmering Mist  has a very cooling effect on your skin.  Just spritz and smooth all over your body for a light shimmery glow.  The fragrance and soothing feeling of the mist  was quite delightful. I am enjoying  Calgon’s newest Sensual fragrance.

Treat yourself to Calgon’s Sensual Mist Sampler Gift Set and enjoy all four Fragrances, Enchanted Embrace, Angelic Kiss,  Flirty Tease and Femme Inferno.

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July 17, 2012

Brighten Your Day the KARUNA Way

Karuna, “The Mask Experts,” has designed seven unique one-step, no-rinse formula masks.  Featured here, is the  The Karuna Brightening Treatment Mask.  The Karuna Masks were created for women who wish to pamper themselves with the most unique delivery system.  As stated by Karuna, they use “highly specialized ingredients that are custom blended to deep condition your skin to deliver specific results through an innovative delivery system”. Karuna Skin Treatment Masks help to deliver instant results.

Karuna’s Brightening Treatment Masks contain Grapefruit Seed Extract, which shields your skin from environmental toxins, while  rare Asian plant extracts help to create a fresher-looking, smoother-feeling complexion. Karuna believes that after experiencing the mask just once, your skin will feel calmer, brighter and fully moisturized.

I had the pleasure of pampering myself with a Karuna Brightening Treatment Mask.  The directions were very clear and easy to follow.  As you can guess, the side of the mask that is applied to your face is the side with the specially blended beauty product on it. I spread out the Karuna Mask evenly on my face and although the directions stated to relax for 10 to 20 minutes, I strongly suggest relaxing for the full 20 minutes. By doing this,  you will get the most benefit from Karuna’s  paraben-free custom-blended beauty product.  After you peel the mask off, massage the remaining product into your neck and hands. You will find the Karuna Mask to be very soothing.

The mask itself is an  all-natural fiber cloth, retaining 50% more moisture than synthetics, the Karuna cloth is “green” being made from bio-degradable wood pulp.  Karuna has created  7 different kinds of masks for individuals with specific facial needs.  You can choose from Brightening, Clarifying, Age-Defying, Hydrating, Karma, Exfoliating and Eye Renewal.  The Karuna Masks are sold in 4-packs at and there, you can learn more about Karuna masks and watch a How-To video and see just how easy it is to use the Karuna  Masks.   You will also find Karuna on Facebook  at

Brighten Your Day the Karuna Way…Today!




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July 16, 2012

Celebrity Tot Sighting

Zuma Rossdale in Junk Food Super Hero Pool Party Tee!

LOS ANGELES – July 16, 2012 – Zuma Rossdale was spotted in his Junk Food Super Hero Pool Party Tee, while playing at the beach with mom, Gwen Stefani. Available exclusively at Baby Gap/Gap Kids, the Amazing Spiderman tee is one of the many items, including t-shirts, towels, flip flops, and swimsuits, featured in Junk Food’s super hero themed capsule collection for Gap ($25,

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July 16, 2012

Soap & Glory Original Pink Eau de Parfum just Sparkles

Original Pink Eau de Parfume is a delightfully fragrant perfume having Soap & Glory’s signature rose and bergamot scent.  I found Original Pink most appealing, mainly because liked the  sparkling fragrance of orange, lemon, peach and strawberries.   Soap & Glory Original Pink also picked up some scents of gardenia, rose and jasmine all of which created  a lovely subtle aroma.  Original Pink itsn’t  too fruity, and I would wear it day and night.  After misting Original Pink, I found the fragrance to last quite some time which is always a test whether or not I will continue to wear it, and this particular fragrance, I definitely will.

You can purchase Soap & Glory Original Pink Eau de Parfum at and if you like Original Pink Eau de Parfum, you will love Soap & Glory’s other fragrances as well as their Bath and Body and Skin Care Line.  They have a fun website so make sure you check it out.


Adrienne, Teen Blogger
It’s a Glam Thing

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July 14, 2012

Here’s the Skinny on Skinny Girl Face and Body

If you asked me a month ago who Bethenny Frankel was, I never would have guessed that she was one of the “Real Housewives of New York”, I had heard about the show but never had the chance to watch it.  My daughters and I  now know that Bethenny Frankel has created an affordable, no nonesense skincare line  called Skinnygirl Face and Body Solutions.  I am especially enjoying Skinnygirl tinted Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 while my girls chose Skinnygirl Detox Mask.

What I like most about the Skinnygirl tinted Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 is that it does the same job as the name brand product I was recently using did,  but for 2/3 lss the price. That’s right 2/3 less the price.  Skinnygirl Tinted Moisturizer is SPF 15, which helps prevent skin from sun damage, and also contains vitimin E which is an antioxident to help prevent lines and wrinkles.  Skinnygirl Tinted moisturizer is available in 3 shades, so you can choose the one that best suits your skintone.  Skinnygirl Tinted moisturizer helps with redness and smooths out your skin leaving you with an eventoned, beautigul glow without the feeling of having used heavy foundations.  The Skinnygirl Moisturizer also has a wide brush tip applicator, which I tought was brilliant because I never needed to touch my face with my hands.  Skinnygirl  Moisturizer is dispensed through the brush, onto your skin making it easy to moisturize  all the hard places, like the sides of the nose and eye area.  This was so easy to accomplish with the brush tip applicator..  I was sold!

My daughters are especially enjoying Skinnygirl Detox Mask.  The key ingredient in Skinnygirl Detox Mask is Bentonite, which helps remove toxins from the skin, kaolin (whhite clay) which absorbs oils and mattifies and soothes your skin , sweet Almond oil to moisturize and soften and lastly, cucumber Extract which cools and softens skin. They like that their skin feels soft and clean afterwards.  They also told me that after they applied Skinnygirl Detox Mask (following the directions crefully) they could feel the cooling sensation on their skin while the mask was drying.

On a personal note, my husband  tried the Skinnygirl Detox Mask.  After all, what Skinnygirl Detox Mask  was stating was exactly what he was looking for.  Well, he did try it and has been using it on a regular basis.  My husband  is a basic soap bar, shampoo and toothpaste kind of guy. His use of  Skinnygirl Detox Mask on a regular basis clearly demonstrates he was impresses by the product.

Skinnygirl Face and Body can be purchased at the following retailers:      and   walmart logo


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July 13, 2012

Celebrity Tot Sighting

Honor Marie Warren in Snapper Rock!

LOS ANGELES – July 10, 2012 – Honor Marie Warren sported Snapper Rock while vacationing with mama, Jessica Alba and sister, Haven this week. The beach bum looked cute in her pink Snapper Rock bucket hat($28). Snapper Rock offers a variety of rash tops, one pieces sun suits, swim sets, boardies and hats with UPF 50+ to keep kiddies cool and protected through summer, available for children 0-12+ years;

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July 13, 2012

Hydrate Your Skin the Holistic Way

Refresh your skin this summer with Holistic Rejuvenation Cygalle Healing Spa’s Whipped Basil Moisture Creme. Whipped Basil Moisture Creme is a light, all natural organic creme that helps hydrate your skin, which can often become dry from the elements like wind and sun. As stated by Cygalle, “This long-lasting hydrating treatment is light enough for every day use and features all natural certified organic ingredients that may help prevent breakouts, diminish aging and protect against skin cancer.”

I found Cygalle Healing Spa’s Whipped Basil Moisture Creme to be ultra light and silky to the touch. After cleansing and toning my skin, all I needed was a very small amount to cover my face and neck and then I gently massaged it in. Whipped Basil Moisture Creme has a very natural and appealing fragrance.  I can only describe it as being a combination of cucumbers and basil, which I found to be quite refreshing.  The result…silky soft skin without feeling greasy.

One of the features that intrigued me about Cygalle Healing Spa is that all of their products are made to order to ensure freshness and potency.  This is because Cygalle Healing Spa products are made from all-natural, certified organic ingredients.

Cygalle Healing Spa states that its Whipped Basil Moisture Creme uses a distinctive combination of co-enzyme Q10, virgin avacado oil, organic shea butter, organic jojoba oils, fresh basil, carrot root, raspberry and rosehip to bring a vibrant complexion to all skin types.

Cygalle Skincare Products include  cleansers, toners, serums, masques, moisturizers, scrubs and shaving creme.

Cygalle Healing Spa skin care products can be purchased at

Hydrate your skin the holistic way…..with Cygalle Healing Spa’s Whipped Basil Moisture Creme.


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July 12, 2012

SOUL2SOUL….the Scent of a True Classic American Love Story

A gentle spray of Tim McGraw‘s newest scent, Soul2Soul, cast ladies in an aroma that mimics the spirted personalities of the men wearing it.  Tim McGraw Soul2Soul  has a scent that is a very   natural sensual fragrance that I personally enjoyed on my man. It comes off well blended, with spices enriched with brandy notes. Really what stands out is the sexy scent which features classicWoody accords combined with aromatic herbs.  The base notes include the focal point of robust aromas.  My man doesn’t choose a scent because he wants to smell like it, he chooses it because it smells like him ….. my man.

After the experience with Tim McGraw Soul2Soul, I just could not wait to try Faith Hill Soul2Soul!!!  The heady blend of lush fruit and passionate floral bouquet of everlasting flower, princess rose, and lotus flower combined, creates a complex yet sensual scent of sandalwood.  This fragrance awaits its destiny gracing a wrist or neck which lingers on your skin throughout the day and into the night. This scent is soft and elegant, the way a lady should smell.  I never want to run out of Faith Hill Soul2Soul.

Faith Hill Soul2Soul has a strong designed yet feminine bottle adorned with accents of gold and pearl white inspired by two talented beautiful souls.  Tim McGraw Soul2Soul has the same design as Faith Hill but witha rugged black color. This collection was launched by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill…

A true classic American love story.

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Laurie Carcieri, Guest Blogger
It's a Glam Thing
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July 10, 2012

Lush…Vivid…Exotic…ARBONNE’S Treasure of the Rainforest Collection

Are you looking for a new makeup look to show off this summer?  Lucky for you, Arbonne Cosmetics has created a beautiful cosmetic set called Treasure of the Rainforest and this 4 shadow pallette is designed for all skin types.   All of the new colors are “inspired by nature including Waterfall, Passion Flower, Bamboo and Earth” ,  according to Arbonne Cosmetics themselves.  Some of the key ingredients that are present in the eye shadow formula are cucumber extract, mallow extract, and vitamins A, c and E.  “I was so thrilled to try all of these earth tone colors.  I had noticed that creating an eye popping look was very simple because of the eye shadow’s pigmentation.  You can choose to use one or all four of the colors in the palette.”

Not ony has Arbonne created an eye shadow palette, but included in the set is a vibrant reddish orange lip color called Nectar.  This lip color is one of the hottest trends for Spring and Summer this year.  Some of the key ingredients consist of vitamins A, C and E, wild Mango Butter, Pomegranate Extract Aloe and Barbadensis Leaf extract.

To compliment the eye shadow palette and lip color, an exclusive “Arbonne” designed handbag was created.  Also, for all you animal lovers out there, both the eye shadow pallatte and lip color are vegan certified and not tested on animals.  I promise that you will have so much fun creating both dramatic and neutral eye shadow looks.

To order your Treasure of the Rainforest Collection visit  Arbonne also carries an extensive line of skincare products, gift sets, bath and body products, fragrances and so much more.  Their website is a must see.

I chose all 4 colors as shown on the left.

Adrienne, Guest Blogger







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July 8, 2012

“Brace Yourself ” with a Fast Fierce 28 Day Workout with Robert Brace.

“Brace yourself for a Total Body Transformation Ride“…I have already finished day 3 of Robert Brace’s Fast Fierce 28 Day  Challenge and if I can start it, you can too!  If you haven’t heard of Robert Brace, he is “New York’s top Fitness Guru”.  Robert Brace is the creator and founder of the Fast Fierce 28 Day Challenge.

I recently received the 4 disc set and  4 days ago I took the challenge and began training in the privacy of my home.  That was one of the reasons why this workout apppealed to me.  So far so good, and after only 4 days, I can already feel the diffference in my body.  A small one, and it can only get better.  The 4 disc set includes a workout sequence and calendar, which will help you keep track of  your workouts and weight.  Also included is a suggested meal plan which, along with the workout, will help you reach optimal results.

According to  Robert Brace, using his “Special combination of training tecquniqes and exercises”, I will start to become lean, sculpted and ripped in record time. I must tell youthat after day 1 I was already feeling the workout.  I am starting disc four tomorrow and will stick with it for 28 day.    If after 28 day I want to continue, I can work out another 28 day at a slightly more intense level and there is one more level to go if I choose.

I will report back to you in 28 days.  Take the  Fast Fierce 28 Day Challenge with me and see what your results will be.  Visit and order your workout today!


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