It’s a Glam Thing
February 15, 2014

5 Ways To Make Eyes POP

Boom Bom Brow Bar

Boom Bom Brow Bar



Think modes and celebrities show up for photo shoots looking rested and refreshed?  Most of the time a professional is whipping out their best tips and tricks to make them look presentable, and it usually starts with the eyes. Boom Boom, owner of Boom Boom Brow Bar, shares her top 5 Ways to Make Eyes POP:

  1. Brush brow hair up and out to frame eyes and then fill in with a brow powder to define and set with a brow gel
  1. Use a flesh colored liner on the lower lid of eyes to make them look bigger and brighter, applying white eye shadow can also make eyes look wider and more open
  1. Apply a shimmery nude color on the inner corners of eyes to animate
  1. Use a highlighting pencil on the brow bone to enhance bone structure and boost eyes
  1. Thin brows look dated and make eyes look tired, use a brow growth serum to promote fuller, bolder brows to compliment eyes

Boom Boom retail products – Boostiers brow powder, Brow-ssiere brow gel, Push-Up brow highlighting pencil and Brow Job growth serum are now available on!

Malynda Vigliotti (aka Boom Boom) really is the flashiest waxer in NYC.  She’s obsessed with brows, did over 20,000 in 2012 at Boom Boom Brow Bar in NYC, and sees no reason why everyone shouldn’t have thick, gorgeous eyebrows in 2014! Website:

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February 10, 2014

Gentlemen take notice – Vince Camuto Femme


Recognize the name….. Vince Camuto.  He is an American women’s footwear designer who co-founded the women’s fashion brand Nine West.  Still very active in the footwear business, though Vince Camuto is no stranger to perfume. Vince Camuto Femme is his third fragrance.  Sparkling, elegant florals and spicy citruses describes the warm, sensual scent.  Vince Camuto Femme was inspired by the designer’s favorite flower, the delphinium, the flower’s blue lavender hue is even played up in the bottle design and in the advertising model’s eye color.  Notes of pink pepper, jasmine, rose, iris, and vanilla take your breath away.  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, nothing puts one in the mood for love like a sexy, feminine scent.  Vince Camuto Femme delivers a confidence in the women who struts this fragrance.  I love this perfume because it deepened over time into something mysterious and modern.  It is very versatile…. you can wear it during the day because it is classic, and into the night because it is elegant.  The scent is long lasting. Spritz this fragrance before your Valentine’s Day date, Vince Camuto Femme will always be about romance!  Your men will be wanting more!  Vince Camuto Femme is unique and impressive!  So Gentlemen Take Notice….. I just leaked the secret to the perfect, seductive gift ever, even if we are prancing the scent on this special Valentine’s Day Date, we can always use an extra bottle or two!

316582_1509945246407_1407569992_nLaurie Carcieri


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February 5, 2014






Join L’OCCITANE and RICHART to kick off Valentine’s Day weekend and the launch of the L’OCCITANE’s Red Cherry Fragrance. Guests who shop at L’OCCITANE’s 86th Street flagship boutique on Thursday, February 13th can indulge in RICHART confections as well as cherry-inspired cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Also, guests are invited to get a little pampering with complimentary signature L’OCCITANE beauty rituals such as hand massages, mini-facials and fragrance layering.  Throughout the day, L’OCCITANE will be offering two exclusive gifts with purchase for all customers:

  • ·         My Little Delights Gift Pouch: Featuring favorites like Almond Shower Oil, Almond Supple Skin Oil, and Pivoine Flora Eau de Toilette with any $49 purchase. (image below)
  • ·         RICHART Mini-Macaroons: with any $75 purchase. (image below)

Can’t make it to L’OCCITANE 86TH street? Visit any of the L’OCCITANE NYC boutiques on Thursday, February 13th to pick up either exclusive gift with purchase while supplies last!

So stop by L’OCCITANE and celebrate Valentine’s Day the Provençal way!

WHERE: L’OCCITANE, 180 East 86th Street (between 3rd Avenue and Lexington), New York, NY

WHY: Shop for the perfect Valentine’s Day Gift; and enjoy some RICHART confections, cherry-inspired cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and pampering!

WHEN: Thursday, February 13th  – 5:30PM-8:30PM




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February 5, 2014

Feel Morning Fresh with Shower to Shower

Shower to Shower

It has been a long time since I have even thought about “bath powder” as they used to call it.  “Shower to Shower” is a new name for a product that used to be found in just about every woman’s bathroom.  Big differences now accompany this product though as it used to be quite messy and I even remember the gift powders often had a glove or large puff included for applying.  Today’s version offered by Johnson & Johnson is so much easier to apply and NO MESS!  The container is built so that after turning the top, you can squeeze and just a small dusting escapes wherever you direct it. If you want a little more, it is as simple as giving it another little squeeze.  Result: The powder goes where you directed it and not everywhere that you don’t want it.  Great container Johnson & Johnson!  The fragrance I tried was “Morning Fresh”.  “Morning Fresh” has a soft, light lavender fragrance that is just enough.  I found it to be long lasting throughout the day with just a hint of fragrance present.  “Shower to Shower” is a great everyday product for women on the go, but I also believe it would make a wonderful gift for those special ladies in your life that you just want to remember in some small special way.  They will love it and love you for introducing them to a great product!

Find more information on Shower to Shower at Shower to Shower can be found in most drug stores nationwide.

P1060375 (2)Sharon Hatcher

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February 4, 2014

Fun and Flirty Bella Pilar Designs for Joico Voting Sweeps


Last month, Joico announced that it has partnered with effervescent artist Bella Pilar to create stylish, sassy, feminine designs for a stunning new collection of Joico gift sets rolling out later this and Joico wants its fans in on all the fun!

Starting January 31st through February 28th, Joico fans on Facebook can vote on which of these gorgeous designs by Bella will be incorporated into a host of Joico products, including everyone’s favorite K-PAK line! U.S. residents who vote will automatically be entered to win a sweepstakes full of amazing prizes*, including Joico Bella Pilar Edition Special Occasion K-PAK Sets, Joico Bella Pilar Edition Breast Cancer Awareness Duo Sets, Joico Bella Pilar Edition Holiday Gift Sets, and exquisite jewelry!

Simply visit or Joico’s Facebook page for more details. Voting is opened internationally, but only U.S. residents are eligible to enter the sweepstakes. You can only vote once, but if you share your favorite design choice on Facebook, your chance to win increases!

These limited-edition Joico product promotions with exclusive Bella Pilar illustrations will be available for purchase later in the year.

More exciting news from Joico:

Fashion, femininity, and color collide when world-renowned hair care brand, Joico, embarks on a year-long partnership with effervescent artist Bella Pilar beginning in January 2014. Throughout the partnership, Bella will create a series of captivating illustrations that ignite creativity through a series of lively characters that will be found on select hair care products and accessories. The limited-edition illustrations will roll out through the year as part of a multi-tiered marketing and public relations campaign.

An artist with a rich imagination, Bella pushes her talent to a new level by depicting whimsical women who evoke a fashion-forward and inspirational ethos.  Bella’s characters are widely known for their style, joie de vivre and refinement – a perfect fit for a hair care brand known for their head turning artistic skills. Her artwork has wide appeal to today’s beauty aficionados, which is what makes this partnership a natural fit for the brand.

“At Joico, we eat, sleep and breathe beauty. We are continuously exploring innovative ways to inform and inspire, and one way we do that is by surrounding ourselves with the most gifted artists and educators in the industry, like Bella,” said Damien Carney, International Artistic Director of Joico. “Bella’s work is exquisite, exotic, sassy, coy, fun, and fresh all in one. She has a magnetic energy that pulls people in through her signature designs. She will play an integral role in making this campaign memorable and wildly successful.”

Throughout 2014, Bella will create original artwork for a number of Joico milestone occasions, where she will apply her spirited vision to the brand’s image. The illustrations will inspire the online fan base through the website, banners, PR, and social media –bringing the partnership full circle. Illustrations will be woven into:

  • ·         Joico’s breast cancer awareness initiatives
  • ·         Joico holiday collections and other special occasions
  • ·         Marketing collateral including tote bags, iPhone cases, special edition product packaging, sunglass and make up cases, fine art gifts, in-store POS signage and other items

“I knew that creating art would be a part of my life forever, but I feel honored that it has led me down such an amazing path to opportunities like this collaboration,” commented Bella Pilar. “Joico empowers its artists to transform hair visions into reality, which is exactly what I do as an artist. I look forward to finding new inspiration and taking artistic cues from the brand throughout this partnership.”

Bella Pilar’s love of fashion combined with an imaginative aesthetic makes her the go-to girl for the fashionista and girl-next-door alike, and her illustrations for Joico will bring this to life to consumers.

For additional information on Joico products, brand news and offerings visit

Joico, a division of Zotos, Inc., a Shiseido company, has been pioneering revolutionary hair-science and artfully blending it with the latest innovations in hair care creating beautiful, healthy hair that Turns Heads since 1975. All Joico hair care, styling, haircolor and texture products fuse the latest breakthroughs in hair care science with inspirations from the worlds of art and fashion, to offer exceptional quality, unparalleled performance and lasting beauty from the inside out.


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February 1, 2014

“Karma Cleanse” before Valentine’s Day with CIRCA Jewels!


In an effort to “karma cleanse” before Valentine’s Day – take the opportunity to break up with your jewelry.  Although a break up may be final, there are probably reminders of the relationship in terms of jewelry.  CIRCA, the leading international buyer of jewelry, diamonds and watches experts, believe that if you have not worn a piece in the past year, you probably won’t wear it again.  So instead of hiding old gifts at the bottom of your jewelry box, get cash and buy yourself something you would actually wear, go on a vacation or save a little.  According to CIRCA, almost all fine jewelry and watches have resale value – anything from a simple gold watch or half-carat diamond to an entire estate of rare jewels.



Headquartered in New York with offices across the country, CIRCA is the ultimate companion to the modern shopper. CIRCA offers complete anonymity and private one-on-one consultations to clients, as well as immediate payment at the best value (




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January 30, 2014

Style Week Northeast 2014 Melted the Snow in Providence
photo credit Anibal Melo


From Sunday to Saturday, Style Week Northeast 2014 melted the snow in Providence with many sizzling designs from local, talented fashion artists. This week long fashion show is one of the most inspiring and exciting events of the city held at The Providence Biltmore, a landmark hotel.  Throughout the week, the runway located on the 17th. floor, glowing under two big beautiful chandeliers brought fashionable New Englanders together to sight the fall 2014 collection.  I had the opportunity to witness a glimpse of surrender from these designers as they released their work to the little state of Rhode Island.  Colorful fabrics, modern shapes, big bows, street wear energy, sheer patterns, sparkles, and even a children’s clothing line rocked each night of the week!  Before the models embark on the runway, people gathered to mingling, chat and take selfies.  As the room darken, people headed to their seats and then there was silent.  The attitude of the crowd was anxious and curious.  Music started to echo with excitement and creativity was in the air!  All attention was shifted to the runway to embrace the collections of the designers who have spent months in preparation for their show.  I deeply respect and admire the passion, hard work, and creativity that goes into constructing each collection piece.  Each and every designer was simply amazing but one artist made me gasp!  Nick Pini designer of Pini, a rising star, originally from Norfolk, Massachusetts!  I absorbed his style, creativity, and elegance of each piece that walked down that runway and it reminded me of why I love fashion so much!  His clothes showcased a common theme of lightness, grace, strength, and simplistic.  Nick Pini has always been fascinated with art and femininity.  He started out drawing at a very young age but was not interested in fashion until he attended college.  His inspiration for his latest collection was tropical storms and palm trees blowing in the wind and the rain.  Nick explained, “In the conceptualizing process, I was influenced by the 90’s, my former obsession with the spice girls and the digital age and throughout the development of the pieces.”   “I really kept my color palette simple.”  As I interviewed Nick, I retained his sense of self that seemed crucial to his color palette collection.  “I kept things simplistic, I think it is relaxing to look at something beautiful and not be overwhelmed.” One model pranced a black dress with gold embellishments, the front was the shape of a shift dress but the back was truly a gold frame unveiling the beauty of the women’s curved back. “I design for women who love authentically handmade and unique pieces,” said Nick.  A classic, tasteful design gave one model a peek-a-boo effect with flared, lace pants.  The modern top was a relaxed and easy look, draping layers of fabric along the back to one side.  A look that could be worn during the day and simply slips into the night.   It was a spectacular, wearable collection.  Every model wearing Pini’s design showcased a piece of artwork.  Samples can be purchased at Flaunt Boutique in Smithfield.  Of course, I needed to ask Nick, what was his plans for the future….  He thanked me for all my fun questions and said, “I plan to open my own Pini stores one day!”  As I look into the crystal ball…..  I see a steady stream of shoppers waiting in a long line wrapped around the block to get into Pini’s store and then I see myself, first in line!

Another glamorous year of style, creativity, and elegance via fashion with the collaboration of local businesses and designers.

photo credit Anibal Melo




Laurie Carcieri

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January 27, 2014

Europe: Rising Fashion Designers 2 will never go out of style on my book shelf!


For the person who has an interest in fashion and a love for books needs to own the latest volume of this popular series, Europe: Rising Fashion Designers 2.  It is an awesome, hardcover book filled with modern and up to date fashions for men and women created by young fashion designers.  Great illustrations and fun to browse through.  A great coffee table accessory.  Over 460 images that will inspire you and extinguish your imagination of creating future designs!  Expressive text illustrate the work of talented students from some of the best schools in Europe!  London College of Fashion, ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem, the Netherlands, and Arts University College Bournemouth just to name a few institutions!  You will not be able to put this book down.  You will be impressed by the creativity, passion, inspiration, and drive these young fashion undergraduates have.  The sharp, brilliance photos show the color, material, texture and print in great detail!   I was overwhelmed with every page turned and you will be too!  The enthusiastic of each student’s creativity is amazing.  Whether in the growing business of fashion, a great fashion sense, or just curious of the future sighting of fashion, this book is a must to have!  It is enjoyable and easy to read!   Patrick Gottelier and his partner, Jane Gottelier, have written four books prior to Europe: Rising Fashion Designers 2.  I am certain I will be purchasing everyone of Patrick and Jane’s books for my own collection! Europe: Rising Fashion Designers 2 will never go out of style on my book shelf!

316582_1509945246407_1407569992_nLaurie Carcieri, Fashion Enthusiast

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January 26, 2014

Your Sweetheart Will be as Comfy as Ever in Hastens

Hastens Bath Robe

 Envelop your loved one in a robe fit for royalty with this double cut, terry cloth bathrobe. This luxurious Bath Robe is made of the most premium quality cotton, it features Hästens blue check design as well. This Valentine’s Day, think about treating your Sweetheart to the most comfortable robe he will ever know Hastens! He will love you for it!

Hästens Bathrobes are available at Hästens Stores nationwide for $450. For more information, please visit:

Hastens Slipper Boots

Don’t forget Hästens Down Slipper Boots. Give your Valentine the ultimate treat for their feet with these cozy, 100% cotton boots that are filled with a blend of 75% white down and 25% sea bird feathers, and feature a ribbon in the Hästens’ signature blue check pattern. $80 found at Hästens Stores nationwide; for more information, please visit:





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January 25, 2014

Don’t Miss The Red Event in Boca Raton Florida

If you’re in south Florida this February don’t miss “The Red Event” at Ress Plastic Surgery, ressplasticsurgery in Boca Raton. From February 10th to the 15th, Dr. Andrew Ress, named Boca’s best surgeon, will be offering huge discounts on Dysport and dermal fillers like Radiesse and Restylane as well as some medispa treatments like Venus Skin Tightening.

Those who schedule treatments that week will also be invited to stay for a bit after their treatments and enjoy cocktails and lite refreshments. There will also be a GWP of “Resscue”, collagen cream (an 80$ value) for anyone who schedules and appointment to receive both Dysport and dermal filler injections.

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