It’s a Teen Thing
October 2, 2017

Donna’s on-the-go beauty kit

These are miniature versions of roller lash mascara & Nars orgasm blush

I need an easy way to keep myself fresh with small amounts of products that I need at any given time

Donna Spangler Actress & Producer

As an actress, producer & business woman, I am often on the go.  Weather it is on a formal trip or just a day trip, I need to have my beauty items handy to look & feel my best.  When we are on the road or going places where we may need to primp or completely do our makeup or freshen up, it is great to be prepared with a little beauty kit with all the essentials needed to look your best. The problem is taking everything you need in normal size containers you may need a suitcase. I have come up with a solution for this!
Donna’s on-the-go beauty kit made with samples

Beauty kit

ON THE GO BEAUTY KIT

In today’s world, we want to look our best at all times with the least amount of effort. I have come up with essentials every girl should have on hand, so you will be able to look fresh whether you are on the go, staying overnight with your boyfriend or simply need a touch up. Stash these necessities in your purse, and you will always be prepared.

I love samples. It gives me a chance to try high-end products of all sorts. Since you receive ample amounts in small packaging, you can make a full-on beauty kit to haul along in your purse. This can be very effective, especially when you may be out somewhere away from your packed arsenal of at home products.

First, you need a case for your makeshift beauty kit. It should be something you can fit easily into your purse. I used a handy foldable holder that I had received from a business flight, but you can also get a makeup holder at the 99 cents store or any drugstore. Just make sure it is somewhat flat and can be comfortably stowed in your purse.

Next comes the fun part. You need to get the ingredients to put into your kit. Take a trip to the department store and get samples of makeup base that fits your color, creams, perfumes, liner, mascara, gloss or whatever useful items you can find. I like the samples that are in flat packets because they are easy to fit into the kit. The other alternative is to have the salesperson make samples for you. High-end lines usually have tiny plastic containers the size of a quarter with tightly sealed lids that will work for your kit as well. Gather all the essentials possible in one visit.

You can also gather the beauty freebies attained through larger makeup purchases. These items tend to be smaller and can be easily stored in your kit. Figure out when makeup lines are offering free gifts, and keep track any ‘points’ you’ve accumulated (Sephora’s point system gives spectacular yet small gifts). Sephora also sells small beauty items as you are standing in line which are great for your beauty kit as there is everything from small hairspray and mascara to pint size foundation.

Add a sample perfume of your choice. I recommend a black or brown eye pencil, earth tone shadow, sample mascara (I like ARMANI – and they are small!). If desired, throw in a couple of packages of Advil for those emergency days. Remember one feminine product (tampon), and put in a flat comb and hair band so that you can tie back your hair when you wash your face. A few Q tips and cotton balls are a must – store them in a tiny sealable baggy.

Pick up some shine eraser sheets (Elf Brand makes a great one). Get a pocket-sized toothpaste and
toothbrush. I have

Dental Floss

gotten these items in hotels as well as in airline kits, or you may already have a few saved. Also add a small dental floss or put two or three dental claws into the kit.

You can also add any samples or small packed products that you think you may need. Go to the section in the drug store where they have the samples. Other items to consider are razors, baby wipe samples, mouthwash, face wash, etc

I also like collecting hotel items because they can be used in your kit. When it is put together, it should supply you with what you need for one day or night out. It is great if you are spending the night at a friend’s house and want to appear fresh without bringing a suitcase.

You can keep your kit in your purse or car so you will be prepared to look, smell and feel your best at all times. This inexpensive condensed beauty kit is incredibly handy, and you will be glad you took the time to have it constantly within your reach. Knowing you are prepared to wow in any situation will give you a priceless piece of mind.


ON-THE-GO BEAUTY KIT

6 Q tips, 2 cotton balls, samples of eye makeup remover or cream to remove makeup, and tissues (there is nothing worse than running eyes at the end of a night. These essentials can fix this pesky problem)

Put the cotton balls, Q tips and tissues into a small sealable plastic baggie

One black liner to re-apply for later

One black or brown mascara

Brown or earth toned eye shadow

Blush in your favorite color (I like NARS orgasm), brush for application

Your favorite color lip liner

Lighter lip gloss to go over liner

Add a few samples of foundation in your color and bolting powder paper

Get some perfume samples perfect for your kit

Small tube toothpaste, toothbrush, floss and gargle (Remember, these should all be sample sizes)

1 feminine product, small comb, ponytail holder and package of Advil

With this kit, you will be ready for your on-the-go life and always look your best!

There are also mini flat irons & curling that are as tiny as a few inches long.

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November 6, 2016

The beauty and the bruising

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DerMend

Since I was a child, I bruise easily. My Mom was always so concerned she sought after several doctors to find out why. Well, I guess I just easily bruise although sometimes my B-12 gets low and I do bruise more than my usual “lots of bruises” at those times. I have got photos of some of my bruising, which I may post in a follow up posting. They are a bit embarrassing. Generally, they appear on my upper thighs and arms but strangely, they sometimes show up in the oddest places and in small clusters. In winter, it’s not so bad as the bruising is hidden but in Spring and Summer, it’s quite frustrating as I love wearing dresses with bare legs and tanks and shorts.

I use Arnica Montana after a recommendation from a dermatologist, orally and topically, when I notice more bruising appearing or when I bump myself and know the results will be “black and blue”.

I recently tried the DerMend brand of moisturizing bruise formula. It’s easily available at drugstores like Walgreens and CVS Pharmacies and mass retailers like WalMart. It has Arnica in the formulation. It indicates that it is “Dermatologist Recommended” right on the top of the tube. That caught my eye. The formula contains alpha hydroxy acid also. The combination of that and Arnica seems right on to me.

I have not been using it regularly and the directions indicate that you should use it twice daily. I am not the beast with routines. I will be more committed in the future. The first time I tried it, the first words I said were “it goes on nice”. It smells pleasant too and absorbs well.

I am headed to New York for a business trip and inevitably, I will return with bruises. I am taking along the DerMend bruise formula with me and I will use it twice daily. Last trip to NY, I really tripped, well, rather just full on fell onto my knees while climbing stairs. The bruising was crazy bad and almost instant. This time, I am traveling prepared with the cream and some comfy shoes for walking. Typing and thinking this reminded me of my days attending the Emmy’s as a publicist, yikes! The bruises I got every time there…wow! There are really just too many people in the outdoor crowds there. Bumping and banging into each other to see the stars.

Please keep in mind that according to http://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org “Bruising easily can be normal in some people and becomes more common as we age. But bruising easily may also signal an underlying medical problem. You should have this problem evaluated by your primary care doctor, especially if the bruising developed recently or has become more frequent or more severe.”

Find out more about the DerMend line of products at: dermend.com

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April 23, 2016

Healthy Lifestyle with Eraldo TV features Out of Africa products

Healthy Lifestyle with Eraldo TV

Healthy Lifestyle with Eraldo TV Featuring Out of Africa Shea Butter Products

out of africa on Eraldo TV


www.outofafricashea.com

Healthy Lifestyle with Eraldo TV features Out of Africa products. Thank you Eraldo!

 

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November 17, 2015

Duri Cosmetics Offers ​a Helping Hand to Paris

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The world over are showing their solidarity with the people of Paris by overlaying the colors of the French flag on their Facebook profile pictures and other social media. Now beauty mavens can unite and wave hands (and toes) in unity.

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Duri Cosmetics encourages showing support with a “high ten” manicure customized with their 3-Free, chip resistant, long lasting nail polishes. Wave the flag with a coat of Baton Rouge Blue (a humble periwinkle), I Do (solid white), and Parisian Tango (a pigmented brave red) At $6 each an effortless way to pay respects and show support.Très beau!

 

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July 23, 2015

BACK TO SCHOOL 2015 FROM SINFULCOLORS – A CLASS A

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Get ready to hit the books and go back to school in style with the latest collection for Back To School from SinfulColors, A Class Act. The extensive array of fresh shades are perfectly on-trend with the latest fall fashions and will ensure that your mani is top of the class. Dusty pastels and pops of color come in a demi-matte finish that feels soft yet looks striking and is deserving of nothing but straight A’s. Denim blues and ready-to-burst brights capture an effortlessly cool and rebellious vibe, while shimmering silvers, purples and teals with eye catching 3D glitters look just as chic during a night out on the town as they do in class the next day.

We think you’ll agree that all of these 27 SinfulColors shades deserve straight A’s:  Visit www.sinfulcolors.com/ProductMain/colorLanding and view the beautiful array of colors.
$1.99 each at Walgreens and other mass retailers for August & September 2015.

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July 2, 2015

Keep CeraVe Near…SANDAL SEASON IS HERE !!!!

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A Message from the PROS:   ARE YOUR FEET READY TO BARE IT ALL?

Will your feet dare to go bare this spring and summer? Whether you prefer gladiator styles or simple flip flops, your feet go on display as soon as the weather warms up and they stay that way almost until the first frost. However, if your feet have been stuck in boots all winter, you may need some foot repair that goes beyond an ordinary “pedi.”

The good news is CeraVe® has made it so easy to begin treating your feet, helping to conquer dryness and rough patches on your heels and the balls of your feet. CeraVe® Renewing SA Foot Cream, previously available only at a podiatrist’s office, is now available in the drugstore and it can help your feet in several key ways.

CeraVe® Renewing SA Foot Cream contains salicylic acid, ammonium lactate, ceramides, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid. You won’t find this quintet at your local nail salon! Salicylic acid and ammonium lactate help by exfoliating dry, rough skin, loosening dead skin cells; smoothing and softening skin to let your skin’s natural beauty shine through. Without eliminating this dry top layer, nothing can really get in to begin the work of making your feet ready to go bare! Ceramides, the foundation of the CeraVe® brand, help replace lipid levels in compromised skin to help repair, restore and maintain the skin’s natural barrier. They also help by preventing water loss from the skin. They nourish and hydrate with CeraVe® patented MVE® controlled release technology.

Niacinamide supports the skin’s natural production of ceramides and fatty acids essential for restoring and repairing the skin barrier. Finally, hyaluronic acid works as a humectant that attracts water to the skin and ensures that skin remains hydrated.

For your own foot care regimen, cleanse feet with CeraVe® Hydrating Cleanser. Apply moisturizer and follow with CeraVe® Renewing SA Foot Cream. Do this twice a day before sandal season begins to get your feet ready for any and every style of footwear your heart desires. Dry, rough skin should never be a deciding factor in what shoes you buy. If your feet look great, only your wallet should have a deciding vote!

CeraVe® Renewing SA Foot Cream is available at many podiatrist offices, and now online, at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide with an SRP of $10.99 (3 oz. tube). For more information, please visit: www.cerave.com.

About Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC:

Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC, is a specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in

the areas of dermatology, eye health, consumer healthcare and other pharmaceutical products. More information about Valeant Pharmaceuticals can be found at www.valeant.com.

 

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June 1, 2015

Accentuate Those Eyes

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Pencil Me In Cosmetics uses a high concentration of pigment in its formula. When pigment (the color) is saturated and blended properly into a formula, the color will be more vibrant and it will glide on easily. It feels very similar to applying mineral powders, wet or dry they glide on effortlessly. Our color lasts a long time & will not fade away. It will stay where you put it and not melt away. However, it is important to note that make- up remover residue, creamy rich eye & face creams can and do leave a film on the skin. If color cosmetics are applied on top of this film, there is a good chance that color, any color will not last.

A great trick to keep your color true and keep from fading is to gently dust translucent loose powder all over your face and neck before & after applying your color cosmetics. This technique gives the color something to adhere to. Like an artist’s canvas, you need to prepare it before you paint. Setting your color will help it to last.

To buy the Healthy Eyeliner Pencils talked about here, Visit www.PencilMeInCosmetics.com.

ABOUT: I’m Linda Eisner, the founder of Pencil Me In Cosmetics. I have over 30 years of experience designing, developing & creating cosmetics brands. If you are looking to create our own brand, I can help you. I created Pencil Me In natural eyeliner pencils for salons, spas, boutiques and healthy stores to be able to sell a quality product at a reasonable cost. We offer 2 display styles and 30 great colors to choose from. Our goal is to be partnering with establishments that understand the value of offering their clients quality and value.

 

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May 19, 2015

Orly’s Color Blast is BRILLIANT!!!

If you want your nails looking fabulous this Memorial Day weekend and beyond  ORLY has the perfect lacquer shades to jumpstart summer!

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Check out the amazing selection of colorful shades from ORLY’s Color Blast collection, all colors are available for $7.00 each at Kohl’s, Kmart, Fred Meyer, Harmon and Maijer.

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May 4, 2015

Kylie Jenner Wears Brevity Jewelry

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LOS ANGELES – May 4, 2015 – Kylie Jenner posted a photo on Instagram wearing Brevity jewelry this weekend! Kylie accessorized her fresh look with Brevity’s Tribal necklace in gold ($95, www.brevityjewelry.com).

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April 29, 2015

For Softer Lips, Good Earth Beauty Lip Scrubs are Sensational!

Find yourself wanting softer lips but lip balms don’t seem to be doing their job? Well then, give Good Earth Beauty lip scrubs a try! They come in a variety of different flavors like pink lemonade, bubblegum, vanilla lavender, strawberry, cherry vanilla, and chocolate.
I have tried  strawberry and chocolate and they were sensational! Not only did the scrub make my lips softer, but they’re also completely edible and taste great! Plus, they use all organic ingredients like organic sunflower oil, organic coconut oil, organic shea butter and organic jojoba oil to make your lips feel as soft and healthy as possible. So if you’re looking to get your lips in great condition, give Good Earth Beauty lip scrubs a try!
Give all 6 flavors a try at goodearthbeauty.com
Rachel Murray, Teen blogger
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