Melinda Lombardi
April 22, 2016

Celebrate Earth Day with Jeffrey James Botanicals now through April 24th


This Earth Day, make a difference – and look good doing it. Starting today, April 22nd through Sunday, April 24th at midnight, save 50% on your favorite skincare products from Jeffrey James Botanicals. Not only that, 10% of proceeds from Earth Day sales will go to The Kitchen Community.

“Community Through Food,” The Kitchen Community builds Learning Gardens in schools and inspires families to cook at home. The organization strongly believes that gathering around the table and sharing good food and drink is what connects us as family, friends and community.

Founded by former football player Jeffrey James, his namesake brand was created with the belief that true beauty comes from within and guides everything we do. All products in the Jeffrey James Botanicals line are formulated with over 80% certified organic ingredients, using all-natural scents and showcased in beautiful Italian glass packaging. Focused on giving your skin the finest minerals, botanicals and more that it needs to create beauty from within, Jeffrey James Botanicals delivers a truly luxurious, organic experience in the comfort of your own home.


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March 23, 2016

PrivateRX as seen on Home & Family


As seen today on The Hallmark Channel-Home & Family today – PrivateRX Cooling Pads and Soothing Serum. Order now and get $10 off and free shipping so for $19.99 you get both!!


Originally designed by Dr. Ronald D. Blatt for women’s intimate skin care (bikini waxing) now Matt Rogers suggests guys use them too and we found out guys have been!

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March 1, 2016

My Beauty “Fix It” product presentation today on IndyStyle WishTV

Out of africa Shea Butter Foot Cream

Out of Africa Shea Butter Foot Cream Plus more great products!

I presented an assortment of Beauty “Fix it” products this morning on IndyStyle WishTV .

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Get a FIX for dry, cracked heels and tired feet with Out of Africa Shea Butter Foot Cream made with Peppermint and Tea Tree.


It will rejuvenate tired feet and leave them feeling so soft. The cream is enriched with 20% pure and unrefined shea butter.


Massage it from toes to ankles to rejuvenate, calm, and treat tired feet. You’ll get a refreshed and cooling feel.


Get a FIX for Razor Bumps and redness with PrivateRX Cooling Pads and Soothing Serum. Developed by  Dr. Ronald D. Blatt.


The Cooling Pads safely cleanse and calm delicate skin after shaving or waxing and help relieve irritation and prevent razor bumps. Each Cooling Pad is a soft-beaded cotton pad that gently exfoliates dry or dead skin cells to help free ingrown hairs.


The Soothing Serum is formulated to deliver and lock in concentrated moisture on delicate skin areas after shaving and waxing. Use for soothing, long-lasting comfort and prevention of ingrown hairs. For best results use after Cooling Pads.


Get a FIX for hair damage, breaking and thinning with Pura d’or Hair Loss Prevention Therapy Shampoo.

It Fortifies and energizes hair from roots to tips, revives damaged and distressed hair, leaving it healthier looking and smoother and promote​s a​ healthier scalp.


It’s an organic formula made with vitamins and nutrients  like  Pure and organic Argan Oil to build strong hair and nourish the scalp.


Leave it on your scalp for two minutes for best results.


Get a  FIX for yellow and stained teeth with DIAL – A – SMILE Professional Teeth Whitening Kit by Whitening Lightning.


It includes a syringe of whitening gel that is  an advanced and sensitivity free formula that gives you dramatic yet safe results. There are teeth wipes to polish and prep for the gel, Vitamin E Swabs to protect your gums, and an innovative LED light that activates the whitening gel. After 20 minutes you will be on your way to a great smile.


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January 15, 2016

Love the Skin You’re In

Treat Yourself or someone you love to a Valentine’s Day Date at the Spa with Life Time Fitness


Valentine Day Hearts

This Valentine’s Day, take your one true love – (or yourself!) – on a romantic date to the spa, courtesy of Life Time Fitness. As the largest full service salon and spa in the nation with 98 locations across the country, with 1,400 highly trained technicians who deliver more than 1,000,000 customized treatments a year,LifeSpa treats its guests from head to toe, offering services for hair, skin, body and nails.

  • Give the Gift of Spa: Buy $100 in LifeSpa gift cards, get $20 back on one for yourself.


  • Restalyne Filler: Available at the Medi Spa, get one vial of filler with each purchased. On average, customers need/use 1.6 vials for their lips, so LifeSpa suggests purchasing two to receive two additional to try fill on other areas of the face as well.

Located in Life Time Fitness – The Healthy Way of Life destinations across the country, all LifeSpa services are created with active bodies in mind.  Each LifeSpa provides guests with:

  • Proprietary protocols for active bodies, including specialized practices developed for runners, swimmers, cyclists, yogis, etc.
  • Exclusive devices to measure the health of your skin, your largest organ.
  • Unique scalp renewal therapies designed to give you healthy hair from the root to the tip.
  • Best in class stylists and technicians offering the latest treatments, technologies and advancements in anti-aging.










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January 11, 2016

GET THE LOOK: Maura Tierney at The Golden Globes

Maura Tierney at The Golden Globes

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 10: Actress Maura Tierney attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Celebrity Makeup Artist Matin Maulawizada worked with winner Maura Tierney from The Affair for tonight’s Golden Globes. Below is how to get the look from Matin.

Matin’s Inspiration: Late 60’s glam.


Skin: I prepped her skin by using Jurlique Skin Balancing Face Oil all over her face and body and Talika eye patches while she was getting her hair done. I then followed that with Avon ANEW Power Serum and Avon ANEW Ultimate Multi-Performance Eye System follow by Laura Mercier primer and Orlane lip balm to moisturize and prep her lips.
Face: I tanned her up a couple of shades darker by using Avon Ideal Flawless Invisible Coverage Liquid Foundation in Soft Honey. For the cheeks I brightened her up with Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Warm Flush and used Avon Glow Bronzing Pearls on high points of her face for further glow and tan.


Eyes: I lined her eyes with Avon Mega Effects Liquid Eye Liner in Black and a mix of #3 shadows from Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Warm Sunrise and Gilded Metallics. I finished off the eyes with Avon Big & False Lash Volume Mascara. For her brows, I used the Avon Perfect Eyebrow Kit in Soft Brown.


Lips: I wanted to give her a dramatic pale lip so I used the Avon Glimmersticks Lip Liner in Nude with Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Perfectly Nude.


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January 11, 2016

GET THE LOOK: Saoirse Ronan at the Golden Globes

73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 10: Actress Saoirse Ronan attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

THE LOOK: A modern version of a Grecian hairdo with elements of gold threading as a back accent.


INSPIRATION: Celebrity hairstylist, Adir Abergel, gave Saoirse a beautiful modern style for tonight’s Golden Globes. “I loved how Saoirse’s Yves Saint Laurent dress was both romantic and modern at the same time – I wanted to bring in elements of the sleek, shiny and graphic lines to complete the look,” he says.


Here is a step-by-step breakdown:


·         I prepped the hair by applying NEW John Frieda Luxurious Volume® Perfectly Full™ Mousse all over the roots.


·         I created the part by following the highest arch in the brow and blew her hair dry with a round brush. I then created a very sleek finish to the hair texture by flat ironing the ends.


·         Once the hair was shiny and sleek, I took the side of her hair with the deep part and tucked it behind the ears for a clean look and sprayed with John Frieda Frizz Ease® KeraFLEX™ Flexible Hold Hairspray.


·         To start working on the back of the hair, I created some criss-crossing cornrow braids just under the ears and wrapped the braids with gold thread to add some great architectural lines to the look. Once I wrapped the braids in gold, I went over the back of her hair one more time with a flat iron to ensure a beautiful high finish.


·         To complete this look, I took the crisscrossed braids and pinned them in place over the flat ironed hair to make two lines of gold.


·         For the last step and a finishing touch, I applied John Frieda Frizz Ease® Expert Finish™ Polishing Serum on the ends.


73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals


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January 11, 2016

Makeup by Jeffrey Paul for IT Cosmetics

She looks gorgeous!

Jaimie Alexander - IT Cosmetics

Jaimie Alexander (Blindspot), Golden Globes Presenter for Best TV Movie/Limited Actor

Jamie’s makeup is by Jeffrey Paul for IT Cosmetics

Jeffrey Paul for IT Cosmetics

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December 11, 2015

Sheen “YEAR OF THE WOMAN” issue

Sheen cover EVA MARCILLE

Sheen cover girl EVA MARCILLE


The ever so stunning EVA MARCILLE is a smashing hit on the Cover of the

January/February, YEAR OF THE WOMAN issue. Plus, SHEEN Magazine enters a new

era in 2016 celebrating a Decade of Existence and Beauty Cultivation.


SHEEN Magazine, the black owned and operated publication, salutes the contemporary

superwoman in its 10th year of existence and beauty cultivation. Cover girl Eva Marcille

flawless, cutting edge beauty, modeling, acting career and motherhood are the epitome of the

new age superwoman. With the rise of women of color leading and writing primetime shows,

such as Shonda Rhimes, actress Viola Davis said it best: “the only thing that separates women

of color from anyone else is opportunity.”


The Beauty section explores the idea of a simple lip color change can transform your look from a

zero to a shero. We recreate superstars Meagan Good, Sonequa Martin-Green and Kerry

Washington’s makeup from start to finish and more for the beauty maven.


Do the sight of a Blue Magic jar and a hot comb still make you cringe? We discuss the benefits

of using natural hair oils and traditional hair grease. Plus, Master Colorist and Celebrity Stylist

Mychael Michelle shows us how to achieve vivacious hair color for her clients.


Fashion is Liberation! In salute of the Obama’s last year in the White House, we replicate one of

FLOTUS Michelle Obama’s iconic looks and highlight her graceful style through the years.

Valentine’s Day is coming with speed– Be Fashionably Correct with the trendiest items to add

to your look for a night to remember in the name of love.


In this issue’s Life + Culture section, we pose the poignant questions about Hillary Clinton

potentially the first woman President and the face of black feminism.

A revolution is finally happening in Media and American Beauty. The iconic and legendary

model Grace Jones led the way for Winnie Harlow and Diandra Forrest to set the new

standard for diversity on the runway.


Mandate Morris Chestnut is the leader of the pack for the #SHEENTeam Valentine’s Day

Celeb Crush and featured actor. Castmate and Rosewood star, Gabrielle Dennis, gives us a look

into her thriving career with actress Tamala Jones providing an update to her life and health.

The Year of the Woman January/February issue of SHEEN Magazine lands on stands

December 29, 2015.


(Info taken from Sheen Magazine Press Release)


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December 1, 2015

People News: The 2015 People and Today Beauty Awards Are Here!

People magazine

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When it comes to beauty, we’re constantly looking for the best new trends and products. Whether it’s sharing exactly what lip color a celeb wore to a movie premiere, or reporting on the latest Hollywood hair color change, we always bring you the must-know beauty news as soon as we have it. And, like you, we get kid-in-a-candy-store excited at the launch of a new product.

Which is why this year, we’ve teamed up with TODAY to bring you our first ever (!!) PEOPLE and TODAY Beauty Awards.

Over forty testers from PEOPLE and TODAY, including our own beauty-obsessed editors, tried hundreds of lotions, moisturizers, mascaras and more and managed to narrow it down to 44 of the best drugstore beauty products from 2015.

We’ve covered all of the bases—from hair and body to skin and makeup — finding something for every beauty issue. So if you’ve been holding off on re-stocking your vanity for the new year, let us guide you with our top picks from our favorite drugstore brands.

Every day this week, we’ll be announcing a new category of winners live on TODAY. Tune in every morning at 10AM EST to find out what products to add to your shopping list. The lineup is below!

  • Tuesday 12/1: HAIR
  • Wednesday 12/2: MAKEUP
  • Thursday 12/3: BODY
  • Friday 12/4: SKIN

And don’t forget to pick up this week’s issue, on stands beginning Wednesday, Dec. 2, for the full list.

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November 10, 2015





Whole Body Cryotherapy is the exposure of the entire body to extreme cold (-110 to -170 degrees Celsius), lowering the client’s skin surface temperature to approximately 32 degrees F in 30 seconds. This remains nearly constant throughout the entire session (up to 3 minutes!). Skin receptors sense the cold and send signals to the brain to promote regulatory functions. It basically stimulates the body’s natural response to decrease inflammation, pain, spasms and promote healing. Endorphins will be released into the bloodstream, which relax the body and toxins will be flushed out. This process puts users in a very energetic  mood, that can last up to 8 hrs. Most people experience their best night of sleep after a cryo session. This modality is now available at Manhattan’s SkinTology Medi-Spa.

Whole Body Cryotherapy was first utilized in Japan in 1978 to treat rheumatoid arthritis. In 1998 Russian scientists modified the system which allowed for the technology to become more advance and revolutionary. Skintology’s machine is manufactured and developed in Russia.

Studies conducted over the last two decades have established WBC as a powerful treatment for inflammatory disorders, injuries, and muscle and joint pain. WBC can also be used to treat conditions such as fibromyalgia and rheumatism. The immediate release of endorphins can help with insomnia, fighting depressing and decreasing psychological stress. The accelerated production of collagen improves skin elasticity and texture, reversing skin aging and the appearance of cellulite. Additionally, studies have shown a 500-800 calorie after burn associated with the body’s process to warm itself up. WBC boosts the body’s metabolic rate, accelerating weight loss outcomes. Professional athletes have discovered WBC as a powerful treatment to decrease recovery time and increase athletic performance.

The list below features some of the benefits ‘whole body cold-therapy’ can do for you:

* Decrease in inflammation (anti-inflammatory), pain relief and improved mobility

* Fast recovery from injuries/surgery

* Reduction of cellulite appearance

* Dramatic stimulation of the immune system (boost!), hormones and nervous system

* Instant relief of chronic joint pain

* Burn 800 calories and more; stimulation of the metabolism for weight control

* Stimulates skin regeneration and visibly reduces the signs of aging, wrinkle reduction

* Alleviation of headaches/migraines and physical/mental stress

* Improvement of skin complexion and certain skin disorders

* Increased energy, improved sleep and helps with insomnia

* Improved rheumatoid and osteoarthritis

* Can help reduce itching and inflammation in serious skin conditions (psoriasis/eczema)

* Enhances sports performance and increases muscular resistance to fatigue

* Increases libido/sexual stamina

* Stronger hair and nails

* Helps to provide relief from nerve pain

* Stronger, fuller Hair

* Psychological competitive edge

The staff at Skintology is vigilant about checking a client’s blood pressure before and after the treatment. They never leave someone unsupervised in the sauna.  Technicians also meet with prospective patients and all medical and health concerns are discussed during this consultation to make sure someone is an appropriate candidate.

Will I feel discomfort during the treatment?

Most individuals are surprised to feel how tolerable a cryotherapy session is given such extreme temperatures.  The nitrogen in our cryosauna creates a “dry” cold, which is much more comfortable than an ice bath.  We will provide you with gloves and socks to keep your hands and feet warm.  Our friendly technician will talk you through it and make the three minutes pass quickly and easily.

Can I return to my daily activities following a treatment?

Yes, there are no restrictions to your activities following a cryotherapy treatment.

How often should I do cryotherapy?

We recommend that our patients do their first ten sessions within thirty days and then decide how often they would like to continue.  Many benefits such as a rush of endorphins and better sleep can be experienced as early as the first session, however maximum results are obtained with repeated treatments.

Who is a good candidate for cryotherapy?

People from a wide range of lifestyles and ages are a good candidate for this treatment.  While it is certainly helpful to athletes and those with chronic pain, it is also highly recommended for individuals who simply want to improve their overall health and appearance.  However, there are some conditions that would preclude an individual from utilizing this treatment.

About Skintology

Skintology Skin & Laser Center is an all inclusive destination for all your beauty needs. Whether it’s laser hair removal, Botox injections or a hydrating facial, our trusted staff is dedicated to making your experience comfortable and pleasant. We offer customized treatments that are specifically designed for your skin type. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we design treatments to produce the best results possible.


Experienced Cosmetic Surgeons and Laser Technicians utilize the most advanced FDA approved laser technologies from renowned companies such as Cynosure, Candela, Lumenis, & Deka, to provide the most effective and safe treatments.

Skintology Skin & Laser Center has two locations in the New York area;


181 7th Ave (Chelsea, between 20th & 21 Streets), New York, NY 10011.

(p.) 212.989.6555


157 East 57th Street (Midtown, at 3rd Avenue), New York, NY 10022.

(p) 212.832.2225

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