It’s a Glam Thing
July 14, 2013

Pump Up the Volume with Sebastian


Scarves in the summer? Why not!? I have noticed that many celebrities have been wearing patterned, bright, scarves around the neck, wrapped around the head, or tied around the waist. So cool and an awesome fashion statement! Sebastian Professional collaborated with fashion designer Mara Hoffman on a limited edition gift set that boasts a bold Mara Hoffman scarf for Sebastian’s best-selling Shampoo and Conditioner.

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Plus, the shampoo and conditioner is volume boosting! The Volupt Shampoo contains cushioning-particles to provide a volume boost and soft touch and the Volupt conditioner utilizes micro-lite technology to shield-in volume with lightweight softness. The custom designed scarf is a $120 value, and comes free with the shampoo and conditioner! For just $25 at salons, how could you go wrong for this limited edition gift set?  Check out these great products!

Rachel I., guest blogger

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July 12, 2013

Treat Yourself to a Glacial Facial


You know those boring rainy days that tend to happen from time to time? What better way to spend it than pampering yourself and having some fun in the process? A few days ago I tried using Montagne Jeunesse’s Glacial Clay Spa! It was actually a really fun experience. I have used facials before but nothing like this one. This masks opens to a soft cloth with whatever scent is on your package. It already has cut outs for your eyes, nose and mouth so you can relax for the full experience. You keep it on for 10-15 minutes and let the moisture seep into your skin and cleanse your pores.  Before you use this product it is a good idea to wash your face before hand. I applied the cloth to my face, for the appropriate amount of time given. (Perfect time to do this while your favorite TV show is having a commercial or something!) After the time is up, take the cloth off and massage the excess juices around your face. Lastly you just rinse, it’s as easy as that! Montagne Jeunesse Glacial Clay Spa left my face extremely soft and my pores were completely clear! It’s a fun and different thing to do alone when you’re bored, invite some friends over and try it together! I loved using this and I’m eager to see what the other Masks are like!

Montagne Jeunesse carries face masks, clay spas and refreshing products for your entire body. Find them all at

Enter to win your own package of Montagne Jeunesse face masks at

0-7Christina Carlino

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July 10, 2013

SUAVE’S Professional Moroccan Infusion Shines!


For fabulous looking hair loaded with bounce and shine, treat your hair to Suave Shine Shampoo and Suave Shine Conditioner. Both Shampoo and Conditioner are infused with authentic Moroccan argan Oil. While the shampoo cleans and adds great shine, the conditioner smooths the cuticle making your hair shinier. For fabulous looking hair with a fabulous shine, start with Suave!

Christina is enjoying Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil, these are her thoughts. “Did you ever watch TV and see all those hair product commercials that make your hair silky smooth and you see the women’s hair flowing and shining in the wind? I’m sure most people believe as I did that those commercials are fake and just a way of marketing their product. I straighten my hair ALL of the time, and I have to make sure I put the right products in my hair to protect it from the heat, or protect it from frizzing up.


I recently tried Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil. After I washed my hair, I blow dried it then after straightening my hair, I put a penny size amount in my hair (the amount may cvary depending on how thick your hair is). I was afraid to try Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil at fist because I thought it would make my hair oily,especiall if I put the wrong amount. Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil did the exact opposite! After applying evenly throughout my hair it made it shine and silky smooth just like those TV commercials! The best part was that my hair style lasted ALL throughout the windy day. My hair was still the same way after I applied the oil! Definitely an A+ product!

You can find Suave Hair Care Products at drug Stores Nationwide. For styling tips and to learn more about Suave Moroccan Infused Styling products visit;

 0-7Christina Carlino
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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

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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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