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July 9, 2013

Blonde Ambition For a Reasonable Price – Wowser


John Frieda Sheer Blonde

Barbara Walters has been known to say that as you age, your hair is your most important accessory. That said, I’ve probably been a little more focused on my hair than most, but for good reason because let’s face it, we are not getting any younger and your hair really can shape and differentiate your look and frame your whole face. (Let’s not even mention the time that my hairdressers mistakenly colored my roots really REALLY dark – and I practically held a candle light vigil every night until we could work my blond back into the hair. Suffice it to say it made me look haggard, I hated it and I won’t be going back ‘there’ again!) Anyway…I’ve found this incredible new product that you can buy right off the shelf at the pharmacy that keeps your blond rockin for weeks on end, doesn’t ruin your color and won’t cost you a fortune!

John Frieda’s Sheer Blonde® Everlasting Blonde Color Preserving Shampoo and Conditioner will preserve your freshly-colored blonde hair for up to 12 weeks (*based on 3 washes per week according to the manufacturer but I would say I wash my hair at least 5 times a week and my color is terrific). The other great thing is that your hair is completely well conditioned at all times, and I have not had to use my ‘usual’ deep conditioner at all since I have been using SHEER BLONDE.

With safflower oil and bergamot extract, this color preserving formula helps keep your blonde from fading while leaving hair soft.  This is recommended for all shades of color-treated or highlighted blonde hair.  John Frieda Color Preserving Shampoo and Conditioner is also available in Brilliant Brunette and Radiant Red. For soft hair and good color, John Frieda is the way to go!

0Guest Post by Julia Tanen

Julia is a writer, blogger, book author

and mom from Boston, Massachusetts

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July 8, 2013

Have Your Lips Feel a Little Wild

I Make You Blush
Our Teen Blogger Christina is loving her Wet n’ Wild Lips compliments of Wet n’Wild Cosmetics. With over a dozen of fabulous lip colors to choose from, Christina just could’nt decide between  “I make you Blush” (#925A), shown above, Pink Perfection (926A), shown below,
and Raisin’ the Roof (930A), shown below, so she did what any girl would do! Christina chose all three and they look fabulous!
Wet n’ Wild Cosmetics can be found at Walgreens and many retail stores Nationwide.
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July 3, 2013

Wet n’ wild Bronzer is Like Being in Brazil

Wet n' Wild Bronzer

Wet n’ Wild Bronzer

From personal experience, I am the type of girl who does not always have the tannest skin. Therefore, the perfect solution is to dab on some bronzer.  I recently picked up Wet n Wild Coloricon Bronzer 739 “Ticket to Brazil”. Even the name sounds fun and picturing myself in Brazil getting a nice tan sounds amazing. Seeing that will never happen, using this bronzer is almost like being in Brazil! I applied it evenly to my face after putting on a little bit of cover up. Make sure when you apply the bronzer on your brush you dab your brush on a hard surface that way you don’t get too much on it. Apply the bronzer to your face then BLEND. That is the key, nobody wants to see the lining of the bronzer and your real skin tone. This product did not make me look “cakey”, it had a smooth natural look to it. To all those fair skinned girls I feel your pain of not getting that tan at the beach! Well now you’re in luck because Wet n Wild Bronzer really does the trick

0-7Christina Carlino

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July 1, 2013

Oil-licious has Got2b in My Shower



Who doesn’t want to use a shampoo and conditioner that smooths, strengthens and adds gorgeous shin? I know those are the qualifications I look for in a good hair care products. GÖT2b’s Oil-licious Opulent Smooth Shampoo & Conditioner surpasses my high exceptions for the products I use on my hair. In fact, the Oil-licious Shampoo and Conditioner works better then my expensive hair wash that I get from my salon.

Oil-licious has argan oil, which has vitamin E for shine, white grape seed oil, which absorbs easily and helps hair retain a non-greasy texture, and lastly, marula oil, which moisturizes and smooths hair. At first I was skeptical of this product, oil-licious sounds great but the last thing I want in my Shampoo and Conditioner is to make my hair greasy; however that was not the case, the three oils combined make for the ultimate hair product makes hair look and feel incredibly healthy while eliminating frizz—no grease! This product is great if you want healthy, strong, and smooth hair. Oil-licious Opulent Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner has “GÖT2b” in my shower!     Visit got2b and check out their great haircare products!


image - Version 2Rachel Aiello, Guest Blogger

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June 27, 2013

Dress Up Your Home July 4th with Hen House Linens


Planning a 4th of July bash to kick off the season of fun in the sun? Decorate your home with playful prints from Hen House Linens that are sure to get you and your guests in a summer-ready state of mind. The bold blue of Bargello Navy and the rich red of Devine Scarlet make these the must-have, 4th of July patterns to dress up every room in your home.

Bargello Navy

Bargello Navy

Transform your living room into a summer retreat with Pillows in Bargello Navy, a vibrant blue featuring rolling geometric patterns. Turn your kitchen into a sunny summer brunch spot with a Tablecloth in Devine Scarlet, a stunning red pattern with swirling white arabesques. Accessorize with Napkin Rings and Dinner Napkins in both of these prints as the finishing touches.

Hen House Linens

Hen House Linens

Make your 4th of July celebration one to remember, and get ready to celebrate the start of summer with Hen House Linens.


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June 27, 2013

Unleash Endless Styling Possibilities with White Sands Undercover Styling Spray


White Sands Undercover Styling Spray

White Sands Undercover Styling Spray

I got hooked on the product line of White Sands a while ago. My first experience with White Sands was with Orchid Bliss Shampoo and Conditioner.  I can not live without it now!  It gave my hair shine, strength and controlled my frizz!  I felt confident and  safe using this product on my hair.

I have been looking high and  low for a styling spray that actually “WORKS”! Again I turned to  White Sands…..and sure enough (they never let me down) I found  it!  White Sands Styling Spray is a do-it-all hair spray that provides high shine and hydration to style for a beautiful looking head of hair. It controls the frizz with thermal protection for  curly, sleek, straight, beach scrunch, 20’s wave or 60’s flips natural  feeling hairdos!  Anything can be imaginable with White Sands UnderCover Styling Spray. It is the first gluten and paraben free product with extreme moisture for endless styling possibilities.

One busy morning, I sprayed White Sands UnderCover Styling Spray on my dry hair and then  I braided my hair….. it held in all day with an ultimate shine.  That night rushing around, trying not to be too fashionably late for  an event. I did not have the time to shower and style my hair (the  story of my life) so I unbraided my hair and went on my way. The natural, soft feeling waves were to die for!  Another time I sprayed  White Sands UnderCover Styling Spray after shampooing my hair, I let  it dry naturally for a scrunch, texturizing look. Never the stiff,  wet or greasy look.   never have to worry about “A Bad Hair Day” I love spraying this product on my hair before straighten it too. The  shine and softness of your hair is like stepping out of a salon.   Now  I understand why they named this styling spray “UnderCover”… unleashes the secret to providing endless styling possibilities for a different look everyday! You can find this spray and more fabulous products at whitesandsproducts

426346_2615090938519_1292450244_32037462_1878770512_n - Version 3Laurie Carcieri, Guest Blogger

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June 24, 2013

Tan and Lovely…Everyone Goes “Ah!”


Does looking for a self-tanner make you dizzy?? Literally going into a department store makes your head spin with the hundreds of self-tanning products you can choose to buy. Look no further, Vita Liberata has delivered the sun to you in a bottle and makes you glow from the moment you put it on.

We all want to be summer ready and look like the Girl from Ipanema.  “Tall and tan and young and lovely, the girl from Ipanema goes walking and when she passes each one she passes goes-ah!”

You will get that, “AH!” when using Vita Liberata. Looking like a bronze goddess is easier then ever. Vita Liberata is an innovation in self-tanners and skin care. You get a tan that looks so natural and skin so silky that it looks like you just beached it.


Vita Liberata is an easy to use product that glides evenly, easily and dries quickly.  A subtle tan develops over a short time making you glow with the essence of the sun. Applying is as easy as moisturizing your skin. Both face and body Vita Liberata can be used regularly to maintain a healthy skin glow.

Vita Liberata is non-toxic and contains 80% organic extracts and has no smell. It is 100% free from parabens, perfume and alcohol. Vita Liberata contains a unique moisture-lock system with a gel formulation that is extremely conditioning and keeps your body feeling silky and smooth.

Keep your skin looking tan and feeling smooth, be the Girl from Ipanema year round. Be the girl who makes everyone go, “AH!”

Vita Liberata is found at

LaurieLaurie Payne, Guest Blogger

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June 20, 2013

With BlingDots You Won’t Lose Your Bling

BG-web54554I’d like to take a moment to mourn on all of the earrings that I have lost in the past.  Now, I’d like to take the time to express how thankful I am that I don’t have to worry about that anymore because I have Bling Guard’s BlingDots. After countless nights of coming home to find out that only one of my earring survived the night, I can thankfully say that I have not lost one earring since I started to use BlingDots—the easy to use disposable backs help to secure earrings in place and relieve my fears of losing earrings. (See diagram below).



Not only do they stop earrings from falling out they also hold earrings perfectly in place in your ear, no more droopy earrings! I have used and loved Bling Guard’s BlingWraps for my rings and Bling Guard has not disappointed me with BlingDots!   Don’t lose your bling, get your blingdots today! blingguard


image - Version 2Rachael Aiello

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June 19, 2013

Simple, Light, Easy


Sensitive skin can create all sorts of problems for us ladies who are desperately trying to fight the wrinkles that start pretty early and creep up on you quickly unless you really moisturize!  When I was in my early thirties I really hated moisturizers with SPF (I still do) because they generally smell like suntan lotion. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love my suntan lotion when I’m at the beach but I do not want it under my nose 24×7, 365. So, when I opened up the SIMPLE Protecting Light Moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen I was pleasantly surprised in two ways.

First, it is nearly odorless, which I truly appreciated. It did not smell like SPF at all. Second, it goes on very lightly, which I also love, because the last thing I want to feel is a layer of ‘stuff’  on my skin all day long. The moisturizer is a light, oil free blend of skin-loving ingredients like Glycerin, Allontoin and Bisabolol, and added vitamins (B5 and E) with absolutely no artifical perfume or dyes, no harsh irritants and is dermatologist tested. The moisturizer is also HypoAllergenic and contains no animal derived ingredients, which is just wonderful.

The product is non-comedogenic, so you shouldn’t have breakouts from this at all.  The product is reasonably priced, great for sensitive skin and good for combination skin, it keeps you lightly moisturized without overloading you, and it is non-scented.


In addition, I’ve been using the SIMPLE Cleansing Wipes. My favorite one is the oil balancing cleansing wipes, since I tend to have the ‘T type skin – which means I have a swipe of oily and then the rest of my face tends to get dry. What I love about these wipes is that they are made for sensitive skin types, AND they have no alchohol and no artificial perfumes and dyes. For the first time, I have really clean feeling skin from a wipe – with no after effects from alchohol or dyes. In fact, I have no idea why any skin product would EVER have alchohol in it anyway….I recommend SIMPLE light moisurizer and SIMPLE cleansing wipes for anyone who is concerned about putting only the purest products on their skin!


Guest Post by Julia Tanen

Julia is a writer, blogger, book author

and mom from Boston, Massachusetts

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June 17, 2013

Beauty and Quality Wrapped into MAKE Cosmetics


I have tried a ridiculous amount of make up. For all of the products I try, most of them get forgotten about and pushed to the back of my make-up draw; however, there are a few products that are essential to my collection. MAKE make-up’s silk lipstick in the color Deep Flesh, glitter eye shadow in the shade Alabaster, and the custom finishing effects pallet in Matte/Dew have become my most indispensable summer make-up items.

Beauty comes more naturally in the summer. The sun gives my face a natural bronzing, my eyes are brighter, and the salt water from the beach naturally clears my blemishes. Because I feel confident in my summer skin, I like to use a small amount of products in my daily make-up routine—only the best essentials, so obviously I reach for my MAKE make-up!

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The lipstick in the color Deep Flesh (shown at left) is the perfect summer time nude! It is only about one shade pinker then my natural lips yet it really makes my lips noticeable in an effortlessly pretty way.  The lipstick has a great hydrating formula so it is super moisturizing and doesn’t dry out my lips or make it obvious that I am wearing lip color. It is also feather-resistant meaning it wont smudge around your lips!

Around my eyes I like to use a little bit of the glitter shadow in Alabaster (Shown on left). The gorgeous pinkish color with lots of shimmer brightens my eyes while lasting all day, even in the summer heat. The shadow has a flawless satin-finish that blends really well and looks amazing around eyes!


Last, but not least is MAKE’s Custom Finish Effects- Matte/Dew pallet! This truly is the ultimate skin perfector! The pallet comes with two colors, a peach gel formula which creates a matte finish and a pink moisturizing formula that leaves skin looking dazzling and dewy. This is my miracle product because the matte product fixes my nose, which tends to get too shiny AND my checks which tend to get dry!

Overall, MAKE make-up is exceptional because they are simply quality products!

As noted on their website:,  MAKE is a cosmetic brand that finds beauty in inspiration. Its mission is to encourage self-expression through color by fostering contemporary collaborations between makeup artists and creatives worldwide. MAKE is the first for-benefit beauty brand on We See Beauty and is Made in New York. 

0-10Rachel Aiello, Guest Blogger

Wearing Make Cosmetics

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