Vicki Fischer
November 2, 2016

Karen Fairchild, Maddie Marlow and More Carry Tyler Ellis at the CMA Awards!

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LOS ANGELES – November 2, 2016 – Celebrities stepped out on the red carpet at the 50th Annual CMA Awards carrying Tyler Ellis clutches!  Karen Fairchild from Little Big Town went for a monochromatic look in a navy gown with a Tyler Ellis Lee Navy Satin clutch (price available upon request, www.tylerellis.com).
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Maddie & Tae’s Maddie Marlow accented her emerald green gown with Tyler Ellis Lee Green Satin and Crystal Clutch (price available upon request, www.tylerellis.com). 

THE 50th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS - The 50th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, broadcasts live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, November 2 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Image Group LA/ABC via Getty Images) LENNON AND MAISY STELLA

Lennon Stella sparked on the carpet in a crystal jumpsuit accented with a Tyler Ellis Aimee Clutch in Red Satin (price available upon request, www.tylerellis.com).
Photo credit: www.gettyimages.com
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August 31, 2016

Renowned makeup artist Beth Bender creates the first ever hypoallergenic adhesive eyeliner stencil called EYE CANDY

Eyeliner is the finishing touch that can instantly pull your look together.  I’ll sometimes leave the house without makeup, but I’ll NEVER walk out the door without my eyeliner.  How would you like to be able to apply your eyeliner with ease and perfection, like a pro?  Well, now you can!

Eye Candy is here, and available at Beth Bender Beauty!  As a renowned makeup artist and designer of the world’s first Eyeliner and Eye Makeup Stencil,  Beth’s NEW Eye Candy Gentle Adhesive Eyeliner Stencils are made from a hypoallergenic, gentle material that is easy to apply and gentle to remove!

Eye Candy- The First Ever Adhesive Eyeliner Stencil

Eye Candy- The First Ever Adhesive Eyeliner Stencil

Eye Candy Stencils Key Benefits:

•Hands-free

•Easy to use

•Work with any eye shape or eyelid

•Allow consumers to create unique eyeliner and eye makeup looks

•Achieve symmetrical eyeliner looks with ease

•Can be utilized with all formulas

•Can be applied over makeup

There’s no limit to your imagination when you use this fabulous Adhesive Eye Candy stencil.

Let’s get started using Eye Candy!

The Eye Candy Starter Pack: $9.99

Includes 14 sets (28 stencils total)

The Eye Candy Pro Pack: $19.99

Includes 36 sets (72 stencils total)

View the terrific Eye Candy Tutorial Video: Watch this great video that shows you how fun and  easy it is to line your eyes using the Eye Candy Adhesive Stencil (The Tutorial Video is mid-page)

You may also view the EYE CANDY Video on YouTube   

 

(Quoted or paraphrased information in this article was obtained from a provided promotional EYE CANDY Fact Sheet.)

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July 20, 2016

Weight Management is a Marathon, Not a Sprint!

Have you noticed that weight seems to be a favorite topic that, one way or another, has a way of always popping up in conversations, publications, television programs, commercials, and the like?    Whether it’s gaining weight, losing weight, fad diets, new food, the perfect exercise program, or new exercise gadget, weight and it’s management is a marathon and not a sprint.

Let’s face it, the struggle to maintain a healthy weight is real for many of us!

In fact, the CDC reports that now 41% of all US women are obese, and only women show an upward trend. Furthermore, studies show once you lose weight, it’s very hard to keep it off.

 It’s a real pleasure to introduce you to Dr. Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, Director of the National Center for Weight and Wellness, and an expert on weight management, who says finding a support network is key. “Patients are more likely to achieve progress when, in collaboration with their healthcare network, they have opportunities to discuss treatment options, establish plans, monitor results and evaluate responses to the plans,” says Dr. Kahan.

For me, the challenge is often just getting started! Dr. Kahan came to the rescue with some great tips to follow before you begin a weight loss plan!!  If you heed Dr. Kahan’s advice and tips below, it will help to get you in the right frame of mind!

 TIP #1) Approach weight management as a marathon, not a sprint. A recent study shows that most people go through several phases during the cycle of weight management, some of which are exciting and associated with having lots of energy and momentum, while others are frustrating, such as the dreaded “plateau.”  Just like any marathon, there are ups and downs, and we should expect this and build our approach to managing it. 

[Click Live Link below by IMAGE to view the attached image developed , based on the study results, to help people understand the Weight-Loss Cycle.]

TIP #2) Set realistic expectations. Several studies show that we typically go into weight loss attempts expecting wildly more weight loss than what is realistic. One study showed people starting a basic weight loss program expected 20-30% weight loss, more than is typical with bariatric surgery!  In contrast, we know that as little as 3% weight loss improves blood sugar, and 5-10% weight loss improves most health outcomes and helps you feel good.

TIP#3) Understand that weight maintenance is something that will continue. Weight loss cycles between momentum and fatigue, excitement and frustration. We need to build an approach to managing each of these phases during the long process of weight maintenance.

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These are terrific, Dr. Kahan. Thank you so very much for the helpful weight management advice!

(Quoted and Paraphrased information in this article was obtained from Press Materials.)

 

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July 10, 2016

Are you Peri Menopausal , Menopausal, or Post Menopausal? Take a moment to view the new Private Rx Video.

I was so delighted when the opportunity came about for me to try a line of products called Private Rx, created by the eminent NYC Gynecologist and Vaginal Surgeon Dr. Ronald Blatt.   I’m Postmenopausal due to a hysterectomy that I had while in my Peri Menopausal phase of life.  I totally appreciate the need for appropriate products precisely created for a woman’s fragile, personal skin areas that often become dry and uncomfortable during and after the Menopausal phases.

I was amazed when I started using Private RX, as it truly is the perfect line of products for long term care of our delicate, intimate skin area.

Now relax, watch the video below, and let me introduce you to Dr. Blatt’s terrific Private Rx product collection.

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I hope you enjoy the video, and would love to hear from you.  Let me know if you’d like to see more videos on my It’s A Glam Thing  Blog page.

Many thanks to Dr. Ronald Blatt for creating such a fantastic product for all women going through Peri-Menopause, Menopause, or Postmenopause.

Be sure to visit Dr. Blatt’s Private Rx website for detailed information.

 

 

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May 28, 2016

Don’t miss the PrivateRx Intimate Skin Care Memorial Day 25% off sale!

May 28th and May 29th, you have the opportunity to experience the fantastic line of products created by the renowned NYC Gynecologist and Vaginal Surgeon, Dr. Ronald Blatt , PrivateRx.

Are you:

• Peri-Menopausal

• Menopausal or

• Post Menopausal

Dr. Blatt’s PrivateRx Line addresses your tender internal and external vaginal area skin. PrivateRx is the ultimate product you’ve been searching for and is now available.

25% PrivateRx Intimate skin Care ! THIS WEEKEND ONLY! May 28th & May 29th

25% PrivateRx Intimate skin Care !
THIS WEEKEND ONLY!
May 28th & May 29th

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May 3, 2016

Katy Perry’s eye-catching “modern day beehive” reached new heights at the Met Gala last evening

Katy Perry’s eye-catching hair turned heads and reached new heights at the Met Gala last evening. Ms. Perry’s hair was styled exclusively with Oscar Blandi Hair Care products by Chris Appleton, who is calling the look a “modern day beehive.”

Below is the breakdown straight from Chris:

The beehive is an iconic hairdo that we modernized and turned up a few notches to keep with the Manus x Machina theme. A romantic hairstyle wouldn’t work. The beehive needed to look sharp and futuristic. I wanted her hair to look strong and striking yet still simple. Katy’s dress is incredible, and we wanted the hair to compliment and tie in with the overall look without competing with it.”

Katy Perry at the Met Gala with a "Modern Day Beehive " using Oscar Blandi Hair Care Products Hair Style created by: Chris Appleton

Katy Perry at the Met Gala with a “Modern Day Beehive “ using Oscar Blandi Hair Care Products
Hair Style created by:
Chris Appleton  

 

HERE’S THE LOOK BREAKDOWN:

1.  On damp hair apply Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Mousse throughout and spray Oscar Blandi Jasmine Protein Mist from mid-shaft through the ends and comb through the hair.

2.  Blow dry hair upside down, so the hair dries in the correct direction and gets rid of any bumps or lumps. Spray your brush with Oscar Blandi Lacca Medium Hold Hair Spray for hold and shine and brush into a high ponytail. Secure with elastic.

3.   Split hair into two sections pinning the top aside for later. Tease the bottom section for volume sprinkling in Oscar Blandi Dry Teasing Dust as you go. I used a foam donut around the base of the pony pulling through the teased section to create more volume and help with the structure of the look.

4.   Now for the top section, work a small amount of Oscar Blandi Sculpting Pomade through the hair to get that glossy, high shine finish. That pomade is key in molding such a structured look. Add more Lacca Hairspray and blast on a lower setting with the blow dryer to set and seal in the hold and shine.

5.   Take that polished, glossy top section and begin to wrap around the teased hair and donut in a clockwise direction. Pin into place.

6.   I shortened her faux bangs to have a really sharp, edgy, blunt, editorial feel. They almost look tucked under the bouffant since the beehive is so high. I set the whole look with a ton of Lacca Hairspray, which gives off a lot of light reflecting shine.

THANKS, TO : Ulta.com for the Oscar Blandi products

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES:

• Oscar Blandi Products: @OscarBlandiHairCare

•Hair Stylist,  for Katy Perry’s “modern day beehive” – Chris Appleton:   @ChrisAppleton1

 

OSCAR BLANDI HAIR CARE PRODUCTS

OSCAR BLANDI HAIR CARE PRODUCTS

 

( Quoted and Paraphrased information in this article was obtained from a provided PR fact sheet.)

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March 23, 2016

Gerard Cosmetics Long Wear Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick gets a 5-Star Review !

Gerard Cosmetics Long Wear Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick is NOW!  For me, it was love at first application.   This amazing Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick is the perfect finishing touch that pulls your whole “look” together.  It has an incredible liquid texture and modern shades that glide on with ease.

I found that the small sponge tip applicator (pictured below) filled my complete lip area with a lightweight, full coverage color.  My first thought was how much fuller my lips looked, and I had not even used a lip liner pencil !!!  I didn’t have to blot my lips as I usually do, and my lips did not feel heavy or waxy as they often do when wearing a regular lipstick. Just a quick touch up around the center of my lip area after eating, and I was ready to go. Hydra Matte Liquid Lipsticks are a time saving low maintenance product that lasts a long time. I’ll continue to order the Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick by Gerard. In fact, I can’t wait to try some the other colors in the Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick Collection!

Below are the four colors from Gerard’s Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick collection that I had the opportunity to try.

They included the following:

INVASION is a unique, beautiful trending shade with a gray undertone.   I found it very versatile and was delighted how nicely it finished the look of my makeup, and complimented many items in my wardrobe.

GERARD COSMETICS HYDRA MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK -INVASION

GERARD COSMETICS
HYDRA MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK INVASION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INVASION : $28.00

INVASION: $20.00

 

 

 

 

 

•ECSTACY offers a color that consists of neutral and purple undertones!  It immediately caught my eye and was the first color I tried from the four Gerard Hydra-Matte Liquid Lipsticks I received. I loved the cooler tone lip color and was certainly delighted the moment I applied ECSTACY. It brightened my look in a very subtle way, and it’s probably the color I most often wear.

GERARD COSMETICS HYDRA MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK - ECSTACY

GERARD COSMETICS
HYDRA MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK – ECSTACY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECSTACY- $20.00

ECSTACY- $20.00

 

 

 

 

 

•APHRODITE is a lovely soft nude shade. As you can see it on my lips below, it’s a very natural color that you can wear anytime or anyplace you want to express a finished look that’s subtle and allows your total natural beauty to be the center of attention.
GERARD COSMETICS HYDRA MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK - APHRODITE

GERARD COSMETICS
HYDRA MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK – APHRODITE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APHRODITE: $20.00

APHRODITE: $20.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

SERENITY:  You’ll surely gravitate to the subtle calming tone of this warm pink shade of Serenity. With a whisper of brown, this soft color evokes a serene feeling along with long-lasting wear.

GERARD COSMETICS HYDRA MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK - SERENITY

GERARD COSMETICS
HYDRA MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK – SERENITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SERENITY: $20.00

SERENITY: $20.00

 

 

 

 

 

Now it’s your turn to peruse Gerard Cosmetics amazing Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick Collection!  While you’re there, be sure to take a look at all of the great Gerard Cosmetics.

Congratulations Gerard Cosmetics!  Your Long Wear Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick gets a 5-Star🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 review.

 

(Any quoted or paraphrased information in this article was provided by a PR-Fact Sheet, and www.gerardcosmetics.com.   Any personal commentary was my opinion of Gerard Cosmetics Long Wear Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick from using the products. Many thanks to Gerard Cosmetics for the opportunity to share these exceptional products with the It’s A Glam Thing readers. “Colors of the Long Wear Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick may vary slightly due to a person’s individual skin tone.”)

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February 10, 2016

Rachel Zoe’s DreamDry and Spruce & Bond Have Joined Forces !

The beauty industry’s leading hair removal destination, Spruce & Bond, and blowout salon, DreamDry, have joined forces to create Hudson BLVD Group (HBG) – the first ever multi-brand company to own and operate various luxury beauty services. HBG’s first purchase is PUCKER – New York’s go-to Makeup Studio – adding a new beauty offering to their portfolio.

 

Hudson BLVD Group is pioneering a new way to deliver the best in class beauty services and products that consumers are looking for. HBG will curate the best in beauty services by delivering luxury experiences, treatments and products in an accessible and convenient way.

 

Hudson BLVD Group will be led by Chief Executive Officer Justin Joffe and Chief Brand Officer Robin Moraetes. Renowned designer, stylist and editor Rachel Zoe will act as Creative Director of the group.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

About DreamDry

DreamDry is the premier blowout and styling salon founded by world-renowned designer/stylist/editor Rachel Zoe and former 17-year Creative Artists Agency senior executive Robin Moraetes. DreamDry incorporates curated retail experiences with unprecedented personalized services to provide effortless beauty, efficiency and affordable luxury to all clients. www.dreamdry.com

DREAM DRY

DREAM DRY

 

About Pucker

Pucker is a first class beauty and makeup destination founded by Hiyam McKelvey. Pucker provides professional and personalized makeup services in a chic and inviting retail environment. The Pucker flagship studio is located in the heart of Soho, New York City. www.puckermakeup.com

PUCKER

PUCKER

 

About Spruce & Bond

Spruce & Bond is the premium hair removal destination with a long history of innovation and prestige service. Spruce & Bond offers customized wax, laser, and brow treatments in addition to specialized products in a modernized retail environment. www.sprucebond.com

SPRUCE & BOND

SPRUCE & BOND

 

About Hudson BLVD

Hudson BLVD Group (HBG) owns and operates a portfolio of specialty retail service brands. HBG develops and acquires high-end beauty service businesses and provides management expertise and operational discipline to grow the brands. www.hudsonblvdgroup.com

 

 

(Quoted and/or Paraphrased  information in this article was obtained from a PR-Fact provided by  Tractenberg & Co.) 

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February 1, 2016

Prefer natural skin care? Kensington Apothecary has affordable100% natural products that are superb!

This article is the first in a two-part series featuring Kensington Apothecary’s 100% natural products created by brand designer, Claudia Carey Batz.

I’ve been in the beauty business for over three decades and have always been a skin care fanatic. As Beauty Editor for It’s A Glam Thing, I’m constantly on the lookout for skin care lines and products that not only pique my interest but are noteworthy and enjoyable to share with you, the reader. Kensington Apothecary is one of those skin care lines!

When Kensington Apothecary Rose Oil Cleanser caught my eye,  I had personally been looking to try just the right oil cleanser for my skin to maintain a hydrated, soft, youthful look year round. I started using this light weight rose oil as autumn began fading into winter. My skin has kept a consistent softer feel and texture, even now, as we are in the heart of the cold, windy winter season.

Kensington Apothecary Rose Oil Cleanser $24.00

Kensington Apothecary
Rose Oil Cleanser
$24.00

Here are just a few of the of the Rose Oil Cleanser’s natural ingredients:

•Rosa Damascena Flower OIi

• Olea Europea (Olive) Seed Oil

• Prunus Persica (Peach) Kernel Oil

On the Kensington Apothecary Rose Oil Cleanser page, you’ll find the full list of ingredients, benefits, and instructions how to use Rose Oil Cleanser.

The Rose Oil Cleanser is such an enjoyable product. Here’s my personal routine. In the evening, I put a pump of the rose oil in my hand. Then, I begin to apply the oil in an upward gentle massaging motion starting at my décolletage and gently gliding the oil up my neck, under my chin, and my facial area to achieve a thorough cleansing. I then use a soft wet warm facial cloth and remove all of the oil. It not only feels good but imparts an excellent clean and lifted feeling to my skin. In my opinion, it’s very relaxing before bedtime, as well! I repeat this in the Morning, and enjoy a fresh start for my day and a soft, moist canvas for my makeup.

Kensington Apothecary  now recommends that you follow with the tonic, skin Serum and facial Oil of your choice.  You can Design Your Routine right here!!

With the Kensington Apothecary natural approach,  affordable price, and the ability to design a routine to fit your needs, I decided to write a second feature.

In fact, I “designed” my routine and look forward to synergistically using the products recommended for my skin type. I can’t wait to share those products and  results with you in my upcoming second article.

You won’t want to miss this second feature, as it will also include an interview with the Kensington Apothecary creator, Claudia Carey Batz!

Take some time to check out this 100% natural ingredient product via the links above, and I look forward to publishing the second  Kensington Apothecary article the end of February, or first week in March.

Kensington Apothecary Rose Oil Cleanser $24.00

KENSINGTON APOTHECARY

 

 

 

 

(Any quoted or paraphrased information in this article was obtained by a provided PR-Fact Sheet, and (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%A9colletage), for décolletage clarification.  Any personal commentary was my opinion from using this product, provided to me.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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January 2, 2016

Brighten your complexion with Enlightened Radiance from SKINN by Dimitri James

Has your skin been showing a bit of lackluster? It’s that the time of the year when I always notice my skin tone starts to look a bit uneven and dull. With the cooler weather, and as we turn up the heat in our house, the onset of top surface dehydration on my face and neck area occurs.

Here is a terrific product from SKINN by Dimitri James called Enlightened Radiance. No surprises, this is a real 5-Star winner!

SKINN by Dimitri James Enlightened Radiance Enriched Skin Tone Correcting and Brightening Cream $48.00

SKINN by Dimitri James
Enlightened Radiance
Enriched Skin Tone Correcting and Brightening Cream
$48.00

Enlightened Radiance is a “Customer Favorite” on the SKINN website. I can see why. I’ve been using this product for a couple of months now and have noticed a difference in the texture and visual appearance of my skin. I would say that my “winter blah” transparent skin now has a denser, more hydrated look. Enlightened Radiance is a very lightweight cream that I can only describe as cooling with a delicate, clean aroma, and a very subtle luminescent appearance. There is nothing unnatural looking about Enlightened Radiance, and the benefits are impressive.

To help those pesky fine lines and skin discolorations, Enlightened Radiance ingredients include:

• Vitamin C

• New brightening actives

• Botanical extracts

• Antioxidants

• Peptides

That’s what is so terrific about Enlightened Radiance Cream. Used in the morning and evening before applying your sunscreen, it provides a gentle exfoliation by replacing the older top surface skin cells with new ones. By eliminating those old cells, the new cells will help you achieve an ongoing fresh and more even look to your skin. It’s made possible by using natural fruit acids, including Sugar Cane, Citrus, and Apple.

When you visit the  SKINN Enlightened Radiance page you’ll find:
Directions for use

The complete list of ingredients 

A Before and After image that will show you how subtle changes from using Enlightened Radiance can make a real difference in your skin.   (View other Before & After pictures here!)

•AND…Suggestions for additional products that you may also want to use with your SKINN Enlightened Radiance.

Go Inside SKINN and meet Dimitri James, the creator of SKINN Cosmetics.  Get the “scoop” behind SKINN Cosmetics, and find out when you’ll be able to watch Dimitri on television.

Relax, take a moment and peruse the complete SKINN website! From glamour products to the latest in caring for your skin, you’ll find it here!

Let’s start the New Year with a 5-🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 review! All the best in 2016, Dimitri.  SKINN Enlightened Radiance is amazing!! 

(Any quoted or paraphrased information in this article was obtained from a provided SKINN PR-Fact Sheet, and www.skinn.com. Any personal commentary is my opinion from using the SKINN Enlightened Radiance provided to me.)

 

 

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