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January 13, 2014

Julia Roberts looks Stunning in Lancome at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards


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January 6, 2014

Dr. Janet Zand of Systeme 41 discusses plant stem cell therapy on Lifetime Television The Balancing Act.

Systeme 41

Systeme 41

Tune in Wednesday, January 8th and watch Dr. Janet Zand of Systeme 41 discuss plant stem cell therapy on Lifetime Television The Balancing Act.
The Balancing Act

The Balancing Act

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January 6, 2014

Sam Villa’s tips on The Fastest Ways to Get Curls


January, 2013 (New York, NY) – “Whether you’re looking to create soft waves, curls or intense volume, braids are the fastest way to pump up the volume,” explains Sam Villa, founding partner of the Sam Villa® brand and education artistic director for Redken 5th Avenue who offers the following simple technique for killer curls.

Villa’s technique entails braiding hair the night before – the important thing to remember is the size and amount of braids, the bigger the section, the looser the curl.

Fastest Way to Get Curls

·       Spray Redken Guts 10 volume spray foam into hands and use fingers to rake through the top layer of dry hair and then the under section to evenly distribute the foam which locks in texture.

·       Waves: Divide hair into 4 quadrants, braid each and secure with elastics (loosely to prevent a mark).  For a more romantic smooth wave, use ponytails – wrap into buns and secure with pins.

·       Curl: Divide hair into 12 sections, braid each, fold braid onto itself and pin.

·       Intense Volume: Decide on a side or middle part and then cornrow entire head in medium size cornrows.  At the end of the hairline, start regular braiding, wrap braid back onto itself and pin.

·       Go to sleep – to prevent frizz, wear a scarf Lucille Ball style.

·       In the morning, take out braids and finger through texture to separate, do not use a brush unless you want to deconstruct the texture and make it explode.

Other tips and techniques for creating braids and hairstyles can be found on

Sam Villa is founding partner of the Sam Villa® brand, Education Artistic Director for Redken 5th Avenue and Stylist Choice Award Winner for Favorite Platform Artist and Educator (2012, 2011 and 2007).  He is the pro that teaches the pros how to do hair.  Check out his new consumer website ( for hot tips, tricks and techniques for achieving professional results at home, including professional recommendations for the tools needed to recreate the looks – Sam Villa Signature Series brushes, combs, thermal tools and blow dryers.Facebook: SamVillaBrand; Youtube: SamVillaHair; Twitter: @samvilla; Pinterest: SamVillaHair; Instagram: @SamVillaHair + #SamVillaHowTo.  

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January 1, 2014

In Just 7 Seconds…UNITE…and some Jane Austen

UNITE &Seconds Dry Shampoo

Did you know that Jane Austen was much more than just a famous female novelist from the 19th century? As an observer of human behavior, her telltale ability to predict the future was uncanny. Especially when it comes to hair and fashion!

“The power of doing any thing with quickness is always much prized by the possessor…. “ The infamous Mr Darcy is quoted to have said in Pride and Prejudice.

Well, Jane couldn’t have been more on point when she wrote that – especially with the amount of time, it seems, we all have in our worlds full of activity, networking, work, children, sports, cocktail parties, movies, you know, the usual spin. Now, the makers of Unite – which is actually quite environmentally responsible I might add (their trademark saying at the bottom of the bottle is UNITE AGAINST ANIMAL TESTING, which is kinda cool). In a 7 second interval, you can shake up the bottle, spray it into your hair, comb it through and literally, VOILA!

Some of you know that my hair can, at times, be quite, let’s say – BIG. We are talking Monica from FRIENDS when she’s in the Caribbean – BIG. This product smoothed down my hair and in less than 10 seconds, my hair was ready to go. Here’s an example. I arrived at a friend’s house – okay – ready to chill. My hair was in a ponytail and honestly I don’t think I had washed it in a day or two. Normally, this works well for me because as a …. Um . . . blond . . . my hair can get dry and brittle if I wash it too much. But then there’s that third day when it’s the point of no return…or so I thought.

By the time I had gotten there, the friend had revived himself and was ready to go out to a movie. When I say I was barely fit for human eyes I am not exaggerating. I ran into the bathroom and searched through my bag.

Out comes the UNITE – 7 SECOND Refresher DRY SHAMPOO – brushed it through and I was completely styled and ready to go. Not only did it look good – it looked great. Somehow even the bumps from my all day ponytail were gone as well after brushing through the shampoo. I mean, amazing, VOILA….etc.!

One funny caution: First, if you are against animal testing, this is a great product for you. If you are against ingredients that might not all be natural, you might not want this one. The main ingredient is some sort of starch and then everything else is the process they had to use to get it to spray onto your roots and beautify! Second, be aware that if you spray too much of this near your ears, you may end up slightly spraying what looks like powder all over your ears. Just do an ear-check before you go out and you’ll be fine. I was quite surprised when I looked in the mirror later that evening and saw white powder on my ears – luckily I hadn’t put my hair behind my ears!

The end of Jane Austen’s quote doesn’t quite apply here though – in which Mr. Darby proclaims that when something is done hastily no one really pays attention to how well it is done. In this case, that is not the case – and in fact, UNITE is very well done! Well done, UNITE! Thank you for a terrific 7 second dry hair shampoo!

nonameGuest post by Julia Tanen

Julia is a writer, blogger, book author

and mom from Boston, Massachusetts

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December 21, 2013

Agadir Argan Oil Introduces Hair Shield 450

Agadir Argan Oil Hair Shield 450


When styling our hair lets all admit it, we all crank that dial to the highest temperature without really thinking about what it’s doing to our hair. Yes, it may look nice for that evening’s dinner party, but after a while those high temperatures are really damaging your beautiful hair your mother once gave you. Before using the harsh high temperatures on our hair to straighten or curl it, you definitely need to put some kind of protector in before hand. There are so many different products out there on the shelves that seem to offer the same thing, but how do we know which one is right for us? The new Agadir Argan Oil Introduces Hair Shield 450, which works for any type of hair!! 450 degrees seems pretty high for our hair to be between two metal plates, but in fact that is the real reality of what we are doing to our hair and eventually if we don’t protect it, we will ruin it. The Hair Shield Plus Intense crème treatment is specially formulated to withstand intense direct heat up to 450 degrees. It is devised to keep hair moisturized, and soft while protecting the sensitive areas. The alcohol, sulfate, and paraben free Argan oil based crème formula is color safe, and gives hair the proper nourishment, definition, and shine without fading your color. It is made to resist humidity, and frizz for people especially like me whose hair turns into a bee’s nest after blow-drying your hair. When using this product with my damp hair after my shower I actually noticed results right away. Usually when I do start blow-drying my hair, my hair turns into a frizz ball, but in fact the Hair Shield 450 did the exact opposite. Those loose frizzy hairs seemed to stay tacked with the rest of my hair creating a smooth and soft look right after I was done blow- drying. Not only did it look good, this crème smelled amazing. My mom even went up to my hair asking what I put in it! If your looking for something new to protect, repair, and shine, this product is definitely your go to girl!

The Intense Crème Treatement is available in select salons nationwide and at

Retail: $30.00, 10FL Bottle.

0-7Christina Carlino

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December 20, 2013

Katy Perry’s Newest Fragrance is Sexy and Smooth…it’s Killer Queen

Katy Perry

Looking for a different perfume to spice up your life?  Trying to impress that new cute guy you’ve been eyeing at school or work? Try the new Katy Perry Killer Queen! This is the third perfume Katy Perry has created out of her collection. I really feel like this perfume reflects her personality out of all three. This bottle is shaped like a diamond precisely and is placed on its side when standing alone. The colors are fierce and powerful just the Katy’s voice. As for the most important part the smell is absolutely beautiful. Katy Perry Killer QueenIf you’re looking for something smooth and sexy as soon as you spray it on, this perfume is for you. You know when you are trying on different perfumes and you spray some on that tiny rectangular paper at the mall, and you have to blow it around a few times to get the smell to actually be appealing? With Killer Queen you don’t even have to do that with. That is how real the smell is. You do not want to put this down, and once you put a few sprays on your wrists or neck you will certainly have that sexy appeal as if you were the only women in the room!

Katy Perry Killer Queen is available in a holiday gift set with includes a 3.4oz Eau de Parfum, a 2.5oz Royal Body Lotion, a 2.5oz Royal Shower Gel, and a 0.5oz Eau de Parfum.

 Find this fabulous fragrance at Macys and

0-7Christina Carlino

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December 18, 2013

The Lavender Experience With L’Occitane Eau De Cologne

I had never found a fragrance that was so inviting and comfortable until I tried L’Occitane en Provence’s Lavande de Haute-Provence Eaude Cologne. It captures an appealing freshness of aroma, the combination of ripe fruits, floral, and woody musk notes which play together!  L’Occitane en Provence Lavande de Haute-Provence Eau de Cologne is an unsex scent which is so surprisingly sophisticated with the light, breezy scent of lavender. The scent of lavender is known to relieve stress, uplift your mood and calm your senses.  Although it is known for being relaxing, it also has something rejuvenating about it.  It is different from the original lavender perfume, but every bit as lovely.  There is no obvious essential oil smell with this perfume, only the soothing, rich lavender scent.  This radiant, longevity scent makes it so easy to wear, lifting up your spirits with confidence and happy expectations.  It is an escape to a dreamy, perfect, blissful day.
I love the fact that it comes in huge bottle which is an invitation to splash it generously all over my body!  I enjoy spritzing it on my bed sheets, pillows, bath towels, and my closet full of clothes. I also, add a few drops to my bath water for a soothingly Zen and Provencal atmosphere. The aroma of L’Occitane en Provence Lavande de Haute-Provence Eaude Cologne makes my thoughts wander of fields and fields of amazing, gorgeous, wild purple lavender stalks swaying in the winds of South France, smelling herbal but slightly flowery at the same time. You will love and enjoy this fragrance when you want to wear something simple, fresh, and timeless!  L’Occitane en Provence Lavande de Haute-Provence Eaude Cologne is available at L’Occitane boutiques, online stores, and  It retails for $52.00 for 10.1 fl.oz.
Laurie Carcieri
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December 16, 2013

Awaken Your Face with Immortal 3-in-1 Facial Glaze

Immortal 3-in-1 Facial Glaze

Immortal 3-in-1 Facial Glaze

Make-up is a powerful tool for women to express themselves, enhance their natural beauty and/or boost self-confidence. Having the time to apply make-up is always a concern, never mind the talent because no one wants to look like a circus clown. As for me, I don’t have the time, the patience or the skill to apply. I never had a good relationship with make-up so I just gave up. Exploiting the naked face for a run, a hike, or at the gym is fine. Being dressed in the white collar environment, communicating with the public, I feel you need to look polished and finished. Without make-up, your outfit, shoes, pocketbook, and hair style seems undone. I was searching for a convenient, practical compact make-up that could add a pretty lip color, a sweep tint to my cheeks and a shadow in the socket above my eye, all in one, for a fresh glow that is pleasing, cheerful and sexy! Glen Badessa, president and creator of Immortal Cosmetics, carefully researched women that were juggling a career, a family and a household who want to have a polished face without the fuss of multiple cosmetics, brushes or applicators. Yes, we want it all and we want to look good trying! The 3-in-1 Facial Glaze by Immortal Cosmetics is an easy, quick, effective way to transform a tired face to a refreshed look in minutes! When I first applied the 3-in-1, I was impressed at how it glided on my skin and was comfortable to wear. I always frowned on make-up that was cakey or powdery which made it challenging for me to apply it well. I hate the heavy feeling of many brands of make-up on my face. We will not even discuss how the powder make-up settles into the fine lines and wrinkles which makes you look older and aggregates around dry skin for a not so pretty outcome.


The 3-in-1 Facial Glaze made my face feel silky, luxurious, and smooth adding a radiant glow evenly. It comes in three gorgeous shades: Golden Pink – a fresh, bright sheer color with gold undertones. Great for light skin and blondes. Mauve – a deeper sheer pink tone for medium to dark complexions. And my favorite Nu-Bronze – a shimmery sheer warm bronze tone for olive and dark complexions which is like capturing the radiant glow of the sun without ever catching a ray! The 3 glaze colors can be worn separately or together wearing the bronze on the eyes, mauve on your cheeks and the golden pink on your lips! The 3-in-1 Facial Glaze lets me enjoy my time without feeling the need to babysit my face with constant touch-ups! A make- up that lasts all day or night without fading, melting, or setting into fine lines is a keeper! An eye shadow, lip color, and blush all in one product has become essential for every on the go woman revealing a mood or an interior life! The functional, practical compact size is built to go places – no one wants to lug around their entire make-up case. The 3-in-1 Facial Glaze by Immortal Cosmetics is travel-friendly for a pocket, purse, desk drawer, or car compartment. Everyone can wear the 3-in-1 Facial Glaze because the sheerness of the product works with your own skin tone to customize your own individual look. A perfect holiday gift for all your friends and family! I cannot live without the 3-in-1 Facial Glaze, it made my life easier and prettier! Immortal 3-in-1 Facial Glazes are available online at

Glen Bedessa, president and creator of Immortal Cosmetics (shown above), applies 3-in-1 Facial Glaze to Laurie Carcieri

Guest Blogger, Laurie Carcieri


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December 15, 2013

A Red Carpet Manicure with “A Touch of Bling”


I might not be walking the red carpet but my nails are certainly ready for it. With the Red Carpet Manicure Pro Kit, I was actually able to give myself a gel manicure and when I was finished, my nails actually looked like they were done at a salon. Seriously, I am quite impressed with the results. I have a nervous habit of picking at my nails and after one week, my nails still look fantastic. The gel polish is hard as a rock and there isn’t a chip in sight.
The Red Carpet Manicure Pro Kit is a fantastic system and the manicure process only takes 1/4 of the time a salon would take with the same results, BEAUTIFUL NAILS. Red Carpet Manicure Pro Kit contains everything you see displayed above: a 6 watt professional LED LightPrep Max Adhesion Sanitizer, Structure Base Coat Gel, Led Gel Polish, Brilliance Seal and Shine Top Coat, Purify Pre & Post Application Cleanser, Erase Gel Nail Polish Remover, Revitalize Nourishing Cuticle Oil and an easy to follow instruction booklet.

red Carpet Manicure


As you can see from the photos, you can give yourself a beautiful gel manicure in your own home, without expensive nail salon visits.  I love how my nails  looked  in an amazing brilliant color called “Red Carpet Ready” and they are definitely Red Carpet Ready, just in time for Christmas.


Put your creativity to the test with Red Carpet Manicure’s Limited Edition color duet Gel polishes, A Touch of Bling . Each Kit contains 2 LED Nail Gel Polishes and the colors are AMAZING!  A Touch of Bling color duets are formulated to be used with the LED light. You can even use the polished on your toes! Each color duet includes one base coat and a high glitter shade. I already picked out my next manicure with A Touch of Bling color duet “Looking Like a Million” (green) and dripping in Luxury (silver). I am even considering purchasing some of Red Carpets Manicure’s nail art tools and really show my creativity for New Year’s Eve.

As an added bonus, on the packaging  of each color duet is a QR code in which you can scan and find a holiday nail art tutorial using the two colors or visit The ideas for dazzling nails are endless.


Red Carpet Manicure also makes the perfect gift for any nail art enthusiast. Visit and view their amazing color selection. You can also purchase your Red Carpet Manicure Pro Kit and A Touch of Bling color duets from

Guest Post by Jenna Raheb

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December 15, 2013

Tune in to Joey Healy on Bethenny!


Watch JOEY HEALY raise eyebrows next week! Be there as he shares his top beauty secrets, rehabs a mega Fan’s eyebrows and reveals a major surprise to her studio audience!




WHEN: DECEMBER 16, 2013 11am

For air times in your area please visit:


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