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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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June 15, 2013

Brittney Spears Fantasy Twist is Brilliant


The new Britney Spears perfume duo Fantasy Twist contains two of my favorites in her fragrance collection, Fantasy and Midnight Fantasy. Fantasy, has a very sweet and seductive smell to it. I would recommend this to anyone from ages 13 to 25.  The perfume bottle is about 2 inches tall and 2 inches wide. It can fit into the palm of my hand as you can see in the picture below. Fantasy Twist is a great accessory to take with you on a trip because it won’t take up a lot of room. To apply the perfume you pull up where the dangly keychain is in the front while also simultaneously pulling down.


Once you open the perfume it splits into two separate halfs each containing a fragrant perfume. The “blue half” holds the fragrance Midnight Fantasy. This fragrance has more of a stronger scent which I could see an older teen using. The “pink half”, called Fantasy, has more of a sweet smell, not as mature. When I opened the bottle, I couldn’t decide which exciting scent to wear first. Try wearing one of the fragrances alone, or spice up your night and wear them together.  Britney Spears Fantasy Twist holds two of my favorite fragrances and I can’t wait to see what Brittney’s next fragrance will be.


Christina, Guest Blogger

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June 12, 2013

Happy Beach Days With Hawaiian Tropic


It is that time of year when we pack up and head to the beach to relax and spend our summer kayaking , swimming and surfing. You would think that I have this packing situation down to a science, since this is our 8th year doing it, but I don’t. The one item that is never forgotten is my Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen and Lotion. Hawaiian Tropic has recently introduced Silk Hydration sunscreen, available now in a Clear Mist Spray.  Hawaiian Tropic trademark is a name you can trust since forever!!  I always enjoyed the scent of Hawaiian Tropic products! Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration spray offers safe and effective broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection along with 12 hours of moisturizing botanicals to hydrate and pamper your skin.  Your skin feels soft and healthy with confident protection.  It is a lightweight water resistant formula which lasts up to 80 minutes! Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration is available in SPF 15 and 30. You will love spraying this on!


After being in the sun all day, Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration has a soothing Aloe Gel Hydrating Lotion which provides shea butter and silk protein to soothe and refresh the skin.  Many hours of being at the beach and swimming in the salt water takes a toll on your skin…draining the moisture and drying out the skin making it look weathered. Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun Lotion soothes the skin, leaving your skin feeling hydrated, healthy, refreshed and radiant. An amazing lightweight moisturizer and tropical fragrance of coconut papaya will stimulate you and you will never want to use anything else to pamper or cool your skin after the sun. Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun Lotion also helps preserve your tan!  This is the first and only after sun product that combines ribbons of gel and lotion together to leave your skin feeling luxurious and rich for 24 hours. This Summer don’t forget to pack Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Sunscreen Spray and Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun Hydrating Lotion in your beach bag for healthy skin!  Happy Beach Days!

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June 11, 2013




Beauty ADDICTS Lipstick and gloss, YUMMY! Aging lips are a sure giveaway to aging. They get dry (like the rest of you}, but you are constantly eating and drinking, then wiping them clean.  Giving the amount of eating and drinking I do, it’s pretty often. So, something creamy and luscious, that’s for me. Beauty ADDICTS Lipsticks and Glosses smooth and hydrating, my lips are softer, with less pucker lines that must be because of the shea butter and Vitamin E and Jojoba oil and other natural ingredients. The color Play ADDICT was a perfect compliment to most things I wear, glossy and glowing, I felt 17 again. Another color tried was “Veil”, which was a great nude lip for all complexions, good for all casual activities.  These lipsticks are very creamy and pigmented and I will be definitely be using them often.


You don’t have to be blond to wear blue eye shadow, or I should say the color “Yacht Club” from beauty ADDICTS. Just in time for summer, on the beach, by the pool, or just hanging out, what a lovely cool bluish color. Lasting power that won’t quit, it survives humidity, water, and tearing. It compliments my brown eyes, and it’s hue goes with most colors as it is subtle and tasteful. There  is no creasing, or  smudging.  I am a believer, can’t wait to try the rest of beauty ADDICTS products.  Highly recommended.

Visit and choose from the array of cosmetics they have to offer.


4481_1046410411674_7883755_nLiz Vachon, LICSW

Wife and Mother of two

National Keynote Speaker on Bullying



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June 11, 2013

Blingguard BlingWraps are the Greatest Creation


Losing jewelry is one of the most heartbreaking experiences, especially if the piece of jewelry has a special meaning or costs a substantial amount money. As a victim of such heartbreak, BlingGuard’s BlingWraps are the greatest invention that I have ever tried! It comes with a set of clear stickers that, when you wrap around your finger, keeps your rings perfectly in place! In addition to the ring staying perfectly in place, you don’t have to worry about your ring slipping off. BlingGuard BlingWraps are such a great creation! The invention is invisible and comfortable, it stops sliding and spinning while adding one size to your finger! I considered BlingWraps my jewelry insurance because it is a small price to pay to make my ring fit perfectly and prevent my rings from falling off and getting lost forever.

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Last year, my grandparents gave me a beautiful, cross ring for my high school graduation. The ring was such a special, heartfelt and expensive gift, yet the ring was slightly big and I was worried that it would slip off. Well, that was until I found BlingWraps, which alleviates my fears by holding my ring perfectly in place through “guarding” my “bling”. So if you are like me and cherish jewelry, be sure to make sure it stays perfectly in place with BlingGuards BlingWraps! You can purchase your BlingWraps at

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June 5, 2013

With Rimmel London It’s All About the Eyes

When it comes to wearing makeup, mascara is like a girl’s best friend. Personally I can’t leave the house without putting on a little bit. Whether you are going on a date, getting ready for a night out with the girls, or running out of the house late for work, the lash’s are something every girl wants to be longer, bolder and fuller. When somebody looks at your face the first thing they notice are two things: your eyes and your smile.

Rimmel Volume Flash Scandal'Eyes Mascara, Extreme Black

The perfect solution to this is to apply Rimmel London Mascara. This is the perfect mascara for any occasion. Its Scandal Eyes formula creates a subtle but daring look to your eyes that make people want to look… maybe even a double take! If you are going to go see a sad romantic movie and know you are going to shed a tear or two, you don’t want your makeup running down your face. Rimmel London Scandal Eyes is also waterproof! Perfect for any eye color. To spice up your look even more, add some eye shadow to complete the look. I would recommend this mascara to anybody. Definitely stock up on this one!


Christina Carlino, Guest Blogger

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June 2, 2013

Win Dad’s Heart this Father’s Day with the New York Yankees


Growing up living in a household of New York Yankee fans, conversation at the dinner table in the 70’s and 80’s was about the huge rivalries with the Royals. Arguing back and forth about their past championships and their high payroll, no one was singing “Sweet Caroline”. My dad, a talent Italian musician, had one rule… not only did you have to bring home a Italian date but they had to be a true New York Yankees Fan too!  That’s very hard to find  growing up in the New England area. When my date walked through the door to take me out, my dad didn’t ask what time will you bring home my daughter….. the first question was ” Name at least five New York Yankees players”.  I had many boyfriends studying the New York Times sports section as they wanted to impress my dad in hope for another date with me. Thinking back and laughing at these special memories, makes me agree, my dad the greatest winner of all just like the New York Yankees!

New York Yankees Fragrance men’s Eau De Toilette Spray is the perfect gift for any New York Yankees fan! On Sunday, June 16, a day dedicated to our fathers for all the special memories and great things they have done!  This is a celebration of honoring and respecting our fathers around the world.  Purchasing the perfect gift, New York Yankees Fragrance Men’s Eau De Toilette Spray, will win their heart!  The scent, created by Cloudbreak Group, a fragrance brand developer, is now available at Yankee Stadium and at retailers including Macy’s and Lord & Taylor.  The fragrance comes in 1, 1.7 and 3.4 ounce bottles.  The 3.4 ounce bottle retails for $62.00.  It is an officially licensed product of the Major League Baseball.  The fragrance epitomizes the winning style of the greatest team in baseball, capturing a sporty and confident attitude.  Fresh, woody, timeless, masculine scent introduces a blend of sparkling bergamot, coriander and cool blue sage.  As it evolves, the fragrance reveals a fusion of crisp ivy leaves, orange flower and geranium enhanced with rich earthy patchouli, sandalwood and suede to create a fresh, smooth scent.  New York Yankees Fragrance Men’s Eau De Toilette is a meaningful gift for a true New York Yankee Fan!  This cologne reminds me of a famous quote from Coach Joe Girardi of the Yankees….”I want players to look neat and responsible.  Maybe it’s old school, but it’s kind of neat when people are always clean.”  Love the Yankees!


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May 30, 2013

Join the “Right End” Hair Revolution


Heidi Klum recently kicked off the CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY “Right End” Hair Revolution – a haircare movement that invites women to work at the right end of hair – the scalp.

CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY™ invites you join the “Right End” Hair Revolution by heading to to join the “Right End” Hair Revolution and receive a free product sample, while supplies last, and enter for a chance to win one of 1,000 exclusive and custom-designed “Right End” tote bags.

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May 29, 2013

Taylor Swift’s Wonderstruck Enchanted, You Can’t Help But Love It!


Although I don’t like to admit it because it’s cliché, I am one of those girls who spends a good chuck of their summer driving to the beach with my friends screaming Taylor Swift lyrics while her music blasts. Taylor Swift’s songs are so peppy and catchy they instantly put you in a better mood and her perfume has the same effect.

Because perfumes are so expensive, I like to have one or two quality scents. The perfume I used before Taylor Swift’s was quite musty and I hated wearing it in the spring/summer. So once I smelt Wonderstruck Enchanted it knew it was time to make it my signature scent for warm weather! The light, sweet and feminine floral scent is simple and perfect for any and every occasion. I wear it to work, I wear it to go out with friends, at the beach and I can even wear it to go shopping. What makes Wonderstruck Enchanted even better is that the perfume is long lasting, I only have to apply it once and I am ready for the day! Wonderstruck Enchanted has been nothing but flawless and versatile. I am not the only one that loves it, I have gotten at least a handful of compliments about how I smell whenever I am wearing the perfume!

In addition, Wonderstruck Enchanted comes it the cutest reddish purple round bottle with four charms attached to it—a flower, a leaf, a crystal, and a bird. I love the way the perfume looks sitting, ready to use, on my vanity table. Overall, Wonderstruck Enchanted perfume is just like a Taylor Swifts song, so catchy, sweet, and beautiful that you can’t help but love it and other people will too—even if they are a Taylor Swift fan!

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May 28, 2013



Counting calories and so miss your chocolate fix? Well, I have an answer for you. Mid-afternoon when the snack drawer calls, I heat up the kettle, and pour a cup of GOOD EARTH COCOA TANGO TEA. Not only does is give you that afternoon pick-me-up (it does have a slight amount of caffeine), it jolts you with a hint of chili peppers to excite your metabolism to say nothing of the antioxidants in the rose petals and monk fruit extract. But wait, the most important ingredient, COCOA. As you savor the soothing taste of chocolate, the complex flavor of the spices, know that most importantly you are doing something that is not only HEALTHY, but CALORIES FREE.

When the chores are done, and you are sitting to maybe relax a bit before bed, or anytime for that matter, we all know you need a reward for the long hard day. Of course, something sweet always does the trick. BUT THE CALORIES! You could reach for a fruit, but it doesn’t seem to quite cut it. Put on the kettle and pour yourself a cup of GOOD EARTH CAFFEINE FREE SWEET & SPICY TEA.

Sit back and relish the fragrance of the most wonderful blend of herbs that will stimulate your immune system and bring you back to the comforting warmth of a cozy fire on a chilly night.

Visit and view their incredible assortment of teas. There is a flavorful tea for everyone.



Ann Branca, Contributing Blogger

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