Donna Spangler
December 30, 2012

Getting Your Back End in Great Shape for 2013

Great exercises for the Booty with Alicia Marie’s “The Booty Bible”booty-bible-page-head
The Booty Bible is written by fitness expert Alicia Marie. In addition to being a fitness model, Alicia Marie is also a nutritionist and has graced numerous fitness covers worldwide including Oxygen Magazine, Fitness X , and other popular fitness magazines.
Alicia is the  founder of Cardio World which is a mini series that gives advice in a fun way on fitness. It can be found on her hip website ” FITPOP” which  also presents pop culture, and fashion along with the fitness and health advice.Donna & Alicia Marie Ballenger2_face0

I found the practical application of the exercises provided  in The Booty Bible to be straightforward and effective,  there being three different levels of booty workouts that are presented. First,  Alicia shows beginners simple but cogent movements, then explains to the readers the intermediate movements in a clear and uncomplicated way. Later she tells her readers how to work up to the advanced exercises, such as “dead lifts”.
Additionally, she provides expert advice about the right nutrition to help aid in the growth of the ultimate booty.I give the book a ten for its straightforward and effective advice. It is a must for a great back end. For more information on this book go to:

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December 28, 2012

Trends of the New Year 2013

As 2012 winds down, jump into the New Year in style.  Fashion is constantly involving, giving you the opportunity to spice up your daily apparel, get immensely creative and invent a new self for 2013.  And with the post holiday sales about to commence, what would be a better time to give your wardrobe a facelift?  Listed below are a few suggestions for stepping into a new year with a sexier-than-ever self.   Cheers!


Hottest trends for 2013:


The power suit: swanky and sleek women’s suits will take off next year, and we will be seeing a surplus of a feminine yet powerful collection of female suits.womans suit


Suit shorts: Playing on the above, taking the suit and slashing the pants mid-thigh will be an ultra hit this coming season.  It’s a powerful yet mega sexy twist on the traditional suit.


Simple contrast: black and white contrast will be huge.  Color block, stripes, loud patterns will be showcased in timeless and sophisticated black and white.

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Ruffles: yes, the ruffles will be back again, but this year we will see deep ruffled necklines, edgy and distressed slits and all around bolder styles.


Bermuda shorts: The knee-length short is more feminine than ever, with flattering cuts, girly patterns and lustrous materials.  For those that have been on the fence about these modern shorts, this will be the perfect season to dive in.


Stripes, stripes, stripes:  Whether in a contrasting black and white or bold color, stripes will be a must-have come the New Year.  This simple yet fierce pattern makes a statement, and bonus, it’s also slimming.


Peek-A-Boo: This fun and flirty style of dress will be in full force next year, giving the ladies a sweet yet slightly edgy style for a date, cocktail party or night on the town.


The low heel:  A feminine daytime option for every chic woman, the girly low heel is a perfect complement for any casual yet stylish ensemble.  Sport them for brunch with your lover or happy hour with the girls.



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December 23, 2012

What's Hot? Fashionable "In Crowd" Jewelry

Farrah KarinaFarrah Karina Jewelry was launched in June of 2011. Farrah was born in Los Angeles, California and was raised in Palm Beach, Florida. Where she had the best of two very different fashion worlds. She wanted to find the happy medium where clients could mix her finds with things they already had at very reasonable prices. Farrah wanted to find pieces that were unusual yet practical. She is known as “The Go To Jewelry Girl” because she is your jewelry stylist at your finger tips. clear cali wrapThe line can be found online and she also has a fan page at . The jewelry can also be spotted in spas such as The Omphoy Ocean Resort Spa in Palm Beach Florida to Spa Cara also located in Palm Beach. The pieces are also carried in several boutiques such as Le Reve Boutique, Envy, She’s The One, The Sunflower Room, Aristokids, and Eye Of The Needle to mention just a few in Palm Beach County where Farrah Karina resides. The Cali wraps were a hit at FredSegal Yoga in Santa Monica, California. A boutique in Tennessee called Chocolate A La Maison also caught on to Farrah’s trends and has a few Farrah Karina pieces. Farrah Karina Jewelry was a hit at last years Green Expo Emmy Gifting Suites. You coudn’t find one celebrity walking around with out a Farrah Karina cali wrap adorned as a hair piece or as a wrap bracelet. Fiona necklaceFarrah Karina is slowly grabbing the attention of followers in Canada, Australia, Singapore, and many more countries. Celebs such as Sofia MilosBai LingPenny Marshall, Radha Mitchell, Katie ClearyMaria Conchita Alonso, and Beverly Mitchell to name just a hand full can be spotted sporting Farrah Karina Jewelry pieces. The Cali wraps have stuck with the line because they have gotten so much notariety that Farrah plans to continue carrying the wraps. Farrah has seen quite a few write ups in Miami Living Magazine, where she was called a “Fashion Gem”, La Costa Magazine called her “up and coming”, and Palm Beach Women Magazine awarded her one of ten Palm Beach Women Achievers for her success thus far. Farrah Karina has been currently working on trunk shows in her locale of Palm Beach and her recent trunk show donated a percentage of the proceeds to The Boys And Girls Club Of America. She loves dogs and is also an advocate for Peggy Adams Rescue in Palm Beach County. Farrah Karina is in the works for a trunk show at Jose Eber’s Salon in Beverly Hills, California. She will continue to find you exciting finds at reasonable prices. Farrah Karina’s goal is to become a world renowned name in everyone’s home.

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December 21, 2012

My Favorite Skin Serum


I came a cross Arianna Cellular collagen Face Serum and just love it.  The very first time I tested it I found great results. The next day my skin was soft and supple. Although it is expensive, it only takes a little bit of product to get results. Here is some information on the product.
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 Active Dead Sea minerals have been combined with a rich blend of natural plant extracts, essential oils, Collagen & Vitamins A, C & E to create this lightly textured Serum.  

This is more about the skincare line: Arianna Skin Care

Beauty comes from the inside with Dead Sea Minerals Skin Care

Arianna Beauty was founded in 2007 by CEO, Miri Torres. Miri’s vision for Arianna is to show people that beauty and health come from the inside, and treating yourself well is a promise you need to make to ensure growth and happiness. Born in Israel, Miri arrived in the United States when she was 22. Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in high school, she had several chemotherapy treatments, which drastically altered her weight and appearance. During that trying time, Miri found that her beauty and energy were restored through natural treatments, confidence from building her business, and an overall healthy lifestyle.

Arianna Beauty now sells the products that Miri used in her own personal restoration. In the past six years Miri has built a successful network of Arianna Skin Care stores in Boston, Martha’s Vineyard and Newport. In these stores, you will find an oasis that sells mineral make-up, skin care, bath accessories and beauty products.


Active Dead Sea minerals have been combined with a rich blend of natural plant extracts, essential oils, Collagen & Vitamins A, C & E to create this lightly textured Serum.


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December 20, 2012

My holiday glamour tips.



The holidays are meant to be joyous. What better way to celebrate the festivities than to dress up and go GLAM for your holiday events? When going to parties- wearing red, silver, gold and sparkling black are all great choices for this jubilant time of the year. Fancier dresses and pantsuits are always great choices too. If you opt to wear jeans, be sure and pair them with high heals and a catchy top. Add vibrant accessories to give your look an extra shot of glitz and glam. Don’t worry about too much glitz because it is appropriate for this time of the year.

It is also bewitching to pump up your makeup. If you are going to an evening event, consider smoky cat eyes. Also, adding a bit of shimmer to the eyelids can be incredibly alluring especially if it is silver, gold or bronze.

If you play up the eyes, be sure and wear a lighter lip color. If you want to go with bright red lips, do your eyes in a natural way and add a sleek eyeliner to complete that glamorous seductive package.

Your hair should be flowing and not too sprayed down. Straight hair is sexy as long as it is smooth and has no frizz. If you can do so, treat yourself by going to a blow out bar. These wonderful alternatives to a full service hair salon have popped up in many areas and are popular for their cost effective blowouts and styles. They can blow your hair smooth or add curls and specific styles. I find these bars to be very good at what they do because all they do are blowouts and styling all day long.

Whether you wear your hair up or down, loose curls are provocative and feminine. If you are doing your own hair, a curling iron can add those romantic curls. Just remember to not heat up the iron too much or to not hold it on your hair too long as to not burn your hair. (I know this may sound obvious but you would not believe how many gals out there burn and damage their hair with curling irons.) Use a light hair spray after you get your mane the way you like it. Add tasteful decorations in your hair if it goes with your choice of clothing. This can be a playful way to be festive for the holidays!

An important thing to remember is that you need a hairstyle you can be comfortable in and feel beautiful about. Remember that taking a bit more time for yourself is not only ok, it is a positive step to making yourself feel good about yourself during the holiday season.

When you are all done putting your holiday look together, go out and have a great time! Be confident and flaunt your glitzy self. Own your glamorous look! Go out and shine! The most important thing to remember is that confidence is always the sexiest accessory!

Donna Spangler, author of the best selling book How To Get A Rich Man is a noted beauty and fitness expert and a regular guest on talk shows nationwide. Her tips for helping everyday women achieve their best can be found in magazines and on blogs and

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December 20, 2012

Welcome Donna.

Welcome to It’s a Glam Thing Donna. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Lisa xo

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