Enya Flack
May 14, 2012

Great Idea: Easy Jewelry Organizer

A little known fact about me is that I am a big DIY fan.  I love projects that let me take ordinary things and turn them into fun and unique “works of art”.  So, I just spotted this photo on Pinterest and have to try it!

A simple radiator grate (from Home Depot) is a surprisingly pretty way to organize and display jewelry….Great idea!

Step-by-step instructions

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May 11, 2012

Vitamin C: Not Just for Fighting Off Colds

At the first sign of a cold, a lot of us might think to reach for a big bottle of Vitamin C.  But did you know that the benefits of Vitamin C go way beyond keeping away the sniffles? 

Lumene makes a whole line of great skin care products infused with Vitamin C, which as it turns out, also assists with the formation of collagen and protects the skin.  Created from natural Artic ingredients, Lumene products are reasonably priced and perfect for anyone who wants a holistic approach to  beauty.

A new favorite of mine is their Dry Skin Comfort Radiance Cocktail, which I use twice a day after cleansing and before my moisturizer.  It really helps out here in southern California where there’s not a lot of natural humidity to help skin stay supple. And, as a bonus, it smells really great!  www.lumene.com

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May 6, 2012

8th Annual Cinco de Mayo Benefit And Charity Celebrity Poker Tournament

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How did you spend Cinco de Mayo?  I attended a fantastic event at Hollywood’s famous Velvet Margarita Cantina founded by the legendary Big Daddy Carlos.  Now in its 8th year, The Cinco de Mayo Benefit And Charity Celebrity Poker Tournament is an annual celebration of the anniversary of the cantina.  Proceeds raised will benefit the Friends of El Faro Orphanage in Tecate, Mexico.  Great charity, great food, fun night!

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April 16, 2012

TRENDING: Spin Classes!…Again:)

Looking for an amazing workout where you can tone up and burn loads of calories in about an hour or less? Well, look no further than your neighborhood spin studio. I know, I know….you’re saying “wasn’t spinning popular in [like] the late 90’s”? Well, yes…but, according to SHAPE magazine, spinning is a fitness trend that is definitely back. And, celebrities like Lady Gaga, Calista Flockhart, Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise are big fans.

 

So, trying to keep up with the apparently popular-again fitness craze, I decided to check out PEDAL, one of LA’s newest studio cycling facilities. Located in the historic Arroyo Seco neighborhood near the Rose Bowl, they offer indoor cycling, TRX suspension training classes and outdoor group runs and rides.  Director Bryan Yates says they’re also active sponsors of several local fitness events including today’s Team Bicykillers Wine & Spin Event benefitting the AIDS Lifecycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

Spin classes at PEDAL

So what draws celebs to places like PEDAL? Well, it’s pretty hard to pass up the benefits*:

  • Weight Loss: Spinning burns calories at a high rate — often 400-1000 calories in a 1-hour class.
  • Strength: In your core, legs, glutes and back
  • Body Shaping: Melt away flab and cellulite
  • Emotional: Spinning produces a huge endorphin rush in the brain, leaving you feeling refreshed, satisfied and accomplished.
  • Heart Health: High intensity cardio activity improves your overall health, reducing the risk of heart disease.
  • Joint Health: Spinning is a safe, low-impact workout. The circular motion eliminates pounding on joints and lower back, making it a great way to get in shape without damaging your body.

Olympic Athlete Shevon Stoddart

Athlete Shevon Stoddart, a member of Jamaica’s 2004 and 2008 Olympic track team, has been training at the PEDAL faclility 2-3 times a week during her preseason prep for the 2012 Games in London. She told me that spinning is her “little secret” and says that it helps her cardio and allows her to get workouts in without putting extra pounding on her legs.
 
 

She looks amazing….okay, I think I’m sold!

 

(* Fitness information courtesy of PEDAL – A Spin Studio, 266 Monterey Road, South Pasadena, CA 91030)

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April 11, 2012

Be You, Not Them

 Hi Everybody!  I am so excited and honored to be the newest member of the “It’s a Glam Thing” team! 

As an actress, reporter and television spokesperson, I’ve had the chance to work with some incredibly gifted people in the entertainment, fashion and beauty industries.  And from each of those experiences, I’ve learned a lot.  But one of the most important lessons I’ve learned over the years is that no matter “who you’re wearing” or whether or not your lip color is “in” this season, there’s one thing that’s for certain….no one does “me” better than “ME”! 

Like a lot of others out there, I remember in junior high school wanting so desperately to be one of the cool kids in the “in” crowd.  I begged my parents to get me the same shoes the popular girls were wearing and the same clothes.  I was an avid Teen Magazine and Tiger Beat reader and was always trying the latest beauty trick in hopes of being invited to someone’s birthday party or a movie or whatever.  But…..and I’m sure you know where this is going…..I never did.   No one ever invited me to a single party or movie or even a date until I went to college.  (Pitiful, huh?)  

The thing is, in truth, beauty and style are 100% subjective.  So, while I sincerely hope that you will all enjoy reading the ideas and advice I’ll be sending your way here in my new blog, I also hope that you’ll take my tips and make them your own.   As we say here in Hollywood, in my book you are all “FABULOUS”!  And if you have a tip or two for me,  don’t be stingy….SHARE!  Because no one does “you” better than “YOU”!

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April 10, 2012

It’s a Glam Thing is proud to welcome!

It’s a Glam Thing is proud to welcome Enya Flack, actress & television personality to our blog team. Check back soon for beauty & style tips, product reviews, Hollywood insider news, Q & As and more with this stunning beauty. XO

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