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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September 19, 2017

New York’s downtown scene, Marie-Lou & D’s flagship salon

MARIE-LOU & D

 MARIE-LOU & D

Inspired by the carefree elegance of classic French salons and the trendsetting edge found in New York’s downtown scene, Marie-Lou & D’s flagship salon is nestled in the heart of SoHo on 345 West Broadway.
Founded by Dharmendra Manwani and headed up by Creative Director Leon Gorman and Color Director Tre Wyrosdick, Marie-Lou & D is home to top European trained session stylists, colorists and beauty experts that are hot in-demand.
Marie-Lou & D’s vision is to maintain a unique salon experience for the world’s au-courant clients by offering a full-service menu in an inviting, warm atomosphere. MLD is also proud to host and support their “Beautiful Karma” program that provides education to underprivileged girls; they are invited in and taught skills in haircutting, styling, and spa servicing that offers them lifelong career paths in the bustling beauty industry.
Marie-Lou & D’s full-service menu includes:
haircare, nails,
massages and makeup application.

 MARIE-LOU & D

Click HERE to view the list of services
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July 24, 2017

It’s a Glam Thing’s JULY’S GIVEAWAY FEATURING THERAGROW AWARDED TO ONE LUCKY WINNER

BEAUTY NEWS!

WOMEN WITH HAIR LOSS FIND HAIR REGROWTH IN A HELMET

www.theragrow.com 

Over half of women experience hair loss by the age of 50. There are many women out there who experimented with hair color, straightening and other styling methods that involve chemicals that weaken hair. Also stress is also a culprit for hair loss plus hormonal changes. To fight the battle of thinning hair women typically turn to topical products which don’t deliver the results they hope for. Also, most women are not candidates for hair transplants.

For the many women who suffer with hair loss and the self-consciousness it leads to; finally, there is a discreet FDA cleared at-home product designed strictly for women called Theragrow™ $495 http://theragrow.com/ 

Theragrow is a helmet that harnesses the power of laser light to minimize hair loss and promote hair growth. It delivers the same precise wavelength and dosage of energy proven to rejuvenate hair follicles and effectively regrow hair.

HOW IT WORKS:

Click the link to see video:http://theragrow.com/

Theragrow allows the necessary wavelength between 670 and 686 nanometers to penetrate deep enough to reach the base of the hair follicles and stimulate growth; a depth of 3 to 5 millimeters. No other light source, including devices using LED light, can achieve this.

By treating the base of hair follicles, Theragrow’s proprietary cold laser technology ensures the mitochondria, the energy generator of hair cells, is reactivated. The mitochondria then produce cell energy that is absorbed by hair follicles stimulating new hair growth.

The lightweight Theragrow helmet houses 40 individual lasers. It provides maximum scalp coverage to treat all areas affected by androgenetic alopecia, the condition suffered by most women reporting hair loss.

After the first treatment, the process of halting hair loss and rejuvenating your hair follicles to grow healthier, stronger, thicker hair begins. Laser light therapy targets the stem cells at the base of hair follicles. It’s working deep beneath the surface even before you see visible results.

The inventor of Theragrow, Tamin Hamid Ph.D, who is a former NASA scientist and Biomedical Engineer, is excited to provide a viable, cost- effective solution specifically for women who haven’t seen adequate results from topical treatments. She explains, “women cannot take the only prescription drug available because it is only FDA cleared for men so this is a solution for women that will deliver results. More than 90% of women in a recent user group reported positive results from treatments delivering the precise weekly amount of laser light energy you get with Theragrow.” 

Low-level laser light technology has been proven to repair, improve and grow hair in women. Within the first three months Theragrow leads to reduced hair loss and increased thickness and density. Within six months there’s a fuller appearance and feel to hair with more body, there’s also visible new hair growth at the top and crown of the head. At that nine month mark hair regrowth is significant.

Theragrow is used for 20 minutes, 4 times per week and you can read, watch TV, work on the computer while wearing it. It’s quiet and cordless FDA cleared over the counter medical device to promote hair growth in women. It is not to be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or have been diagnosed with cancer. 

Retail Price: $495.00

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June 18, 2017

WBTV & Summer Beach Time Essential Beauty

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Monday on WBTV Morning News presented by It’s a Glam Thing‘s Enya Flack:

Tassi.com

Hair wrap

2minuteclub.com

NXN Fresh Star Foaming Cleanser

Chi.com

CHI Rose Hip Oil Dry Shampoo

trufora.com

Titanium Day Cream with SPF30

minxny.com

Exfoliating Mitt

 

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May 28, 2017

Donna’s Beauty Check List

I am a mature woman and have dealt with many of the things that can make one appear less beautiful and older if they are not addressed. That being said, I put together a list of beauty items that can help a woman look both youthful and healthy, no matter her age.  In my next articles I will address how to achieve the below list in detail.

Donna Spangler actress/ Producer

  • Donna’s Beauty Checklist
    Face
    How is your skin? Examine it. Is it smooth? Acne? Hydrated? Evenly toned? Dry? Flaky? Sun damage? If your skin is heavily damaged, you might want to consider a light chemical peel.
    How are your eyes? Red? Clear? Puffy? Circles?
    How are your brows? Are they bushy or trimmed well? Coloring?
    Are your lips plump and even? Chapped?
    Any facial hair? A simple laser treatment will take care of this evil.  Also, plucking or buying an inexpensive facial hair remover is an option as there are many on the market today.
    Lashes – Are they lush and healthy or sparse and short?
    Makeup – wearing too much can be extremely off-putting. Learn the perfect amount to highlight your face. Enlist the help of a friend or professional if you need guidance. There are also some great makeup videos on YouTube.
    Hair
    Is your hair healthy? Thick? Well-groomed?
    Is the color rich and flattering to your complexion? Do you have roots?
    Is the style up-to-date and becoming? Split ends? Frizz?
    Is it shiny or dull?

    Thick healthy hair or the appearance of is important

    This is my body at 54 years old! I am quite prod as I work out 3 to 4 days a week for about 1 hour in the morning!

Body
Is your body fit? Too heavy or too thin?
Is your muscle tone lacking?
Is your body skin sagging?
Do you have discolorations on your body?
Are your fingernails and toe nails groomed?
Are you in proportion? Top and bottom?
Skin color – way too tan/pale?
Is your skin dry and flaky?
Body hair?

Hygiene
Are your teeth clean, brushed and smelling good?

Are your teeth yellow? Missing? Stained? In need of orthodontics? Teeth are crucial to a beautiful face.
Have you showered?
Is your hair clean, groomed well?
Are your clothes pressed, well thought out and appropriate for where you will be going?
Next take a look at your overall package. Look at yourself honestly and write down the things you like and the things that you would like to work on. This may be painful as no one wants to face their flaws, but in order to change something you don’t like, it is essential to address it first.

After your candid evaluation, you need to make a list of your goals and objectives both physically and mentally. Set realistic goals, and give yourself a timeframe. I like to make both short and long-term goals and reward myself for each accomplishment as I make it. Great satisfaction comes from achieving these goals and you will feel so much better about yourself as progress is made.

“I plan on being bikini ready even into my 80’s”  – Donna Spangler

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April 6, 2017

Produce in skin care products. What you need to know.

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Fruits and vegetables have beneficial antioxidant compounds that truly benefit the body when consumed alone, with your breakfast cereal, in your favorite smoothie or any way you choose to get your daily dose of produce.

Although fruits and vegetables may be great taken by mouth, that doesn’t mean they are going to be great when you put them in a topical skin care product. Topical skin care products need to be formulated to ensure that the ingredients remain active, penetrate the skin and do not lose their benefits when mixed with other ingredients and you must have enough of the fruit or vegetable ingredient to get any benefit out of it.

Here’s a look at three skin care brands with fruit and vegetable ingredients that are worth seeking out and that do it right.

The PURA D’OR brand of hair care formulas include a number of premium organic and natural fruit and vegetable ingredients such as Avocado, Carrot, Cherry, Coconut, Cucumber, Grape, Lemon, Mango, Olive, Orange, Papaya, and Pomegranate.

The formulations of the newly launched Nyakio skin care products are inspired by the family recipes of Nyakio Kamoche Grieco, a first generation American of Kenyan descent. The range of ingredients include but are not limited to: Avocado, Grape, Cucumber, Tomato and Papaya.

The Petal Fresh Pure line of bath, body and hair products uses Mandarin, Mango, Grapefruit, Pomegranate, Cucumber, Lemon, Olive and more in their product formulations.

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March 17, 2017

Sharing a morning with the gals at Good Day Charlotte

FOX GDC Enya Flack

The spotlight is on: Dr. Marder Skincare, Chi, La Tweez and more.

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March 13, 2017

Today on Good Day Charlotte

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FOX 46 Good Day Charlotte

Enya Flack of It’s a Glam Thing presents “Beauty: Gadgets & more”

Dr. Marder’s Total Relief Shampoo and Total Relief Conditioner was developed by a dermatologist. Some people get dandruff and others don’t. Some men and women may even suffer from scalp psoriasis. Total relief Shampoo and Conditioner can improve scalp psoriasis in just one week for some people. Dr. Marder’s Total Relief™ Shampoo & Conditioner line is formulated without sulfates or common irritants. The shampoo and conditioner are formulated with natural extracts and antioxidants such as citric acid, coriander fruit oil and essential vitamins. What makes Dr. Marder’s Total Relief™ Shampoo different from all other products is the addition of maximum strength cortisone. The conditioner contains Zinc Pyrithyone. This is good for by everyone not just dandruff and psoriasis suffers. It leaves hair soft and scalp healthy. www.drmarderskincare.com $30 each

Once you have got your hair looking great, you might want to try some new styling like hair crimping. We love the CHI Onyx Euroshine Crimper. Use it for volume and fun looks. CHI Onyx Euroshine 1” Onyx Ceramic Crimping Iron provides volume and texture to create unique styles. The 1” Onyx ceramic Iron’s micro-ridged crimping plates produce noticeably shinier results. In addition, the preset temperature settings offer easily recognizable and customizable temperature selection per hair type. It provides a tight crimped pattern that can create volume at the roots and adds the ultimate texture pattern to any hairstyle. Hair Crimping was huge in the 80s and is back! You can crimp all of your hair or part of your hair. There are so many style options and crimping works on almost any hairstyles. Guys are crimping now too. https://chi.com/product/chi-onyx-euroshine-1-crimping-iron/

Get those eyebrows cleaned up with LA-Tweez Professional Illuminating Tweezers with a Diamond Dust Tip. Illuminating Tweezers crafted from the finest stainless steel, the hand filed tips are perfectly aligned and guaranteed to tweeze. The ultra-bright LED light illuminates your eyebrows and allows you to see those hard to reach hairs. Perfect for both home and on the go, the chic compact carrying case has a built-in magnifying mirror. Available in Black, Gold and Red. $32 http://www.latweez.com/

Sporting newly cleaned up brows is great, especially when you follow it up with WUNDERBROW one-step solution to eyebrow shape and hair loss. The exclusive Permafix Technology and proprietary Hair Fiber Complex creates the perfect brow in under 2 minutes that will last for days – in fact, it’s clinically proven to be water resistant and transfer-proof WUNDERBROW formula contains an exclusive blend of hair-like fibers, combined with specially treated pigments designed to fasten onto skin and hair. There are 5 shades to choose from. Use WUNDERBROW DUAL PRECISION BRUSH – a dual-ended brush too. It’s ideal to. The firm bristled, angled side works perfectly with precision and enables you to mimic fine ‘hair like’ strokes on the brow. Use the spoolie to brush through and groom brows and also soften and smooth out as a final step. $22, wunder2.com

Once the brows are perfect you might opt for some faux lashes. We love Kawaii Girl Cosmetics Human Hair Faux lashes. With proper care these lashes can be worn up to 20 times. They are hand crafted and designed to be ultra-lightweight for a full day of comfortable wear. All human hair lashes are set on clear bands for flexible application
Roppongi: Roppongi is an eye catching, medium volume, long length human hair lash. Like the popular Tokyo nightlife district, you’re sure to be noticed when sporting a pair of these lashes!

Ginza: Ginza is a light volume, long length human hair lash that is perfect for a day out in Tokyo’s toniest shopping district. Ginza is one of the lightest lashes in the Kawaii Girl debut “Tokyo Collection”.

Kanda: Kanda is a demi-flare human hair lash that is the perfect complement to a bold eye or a pop of color with a red lip. These are ideal for date night or a special occasion!

All human hair lashes retail for $12. http://www.kawaiigirlcosmetics.com

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November 29, 2016

Donna’s List of Natural Beauty Concoctions for Face & Hair

As many of you know, I use natural remedies on a regular basis and have shared some of them before but I thought I would share many of them in a list.

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Donna Spangler simple beauty

I like to start out with an exfoliant.bowl-with-baking-soda-paste

Do you want to get your skin as smooth as a baby’s bottom? Nothing polishes the face better than the fine granules that baking soda is made of. I love to use this simple and inexpensive home remedy to smooth the skin, especially on the face. It’s quick and easy.donna-baking-soda-scrub

putting the baking soda paste on in a circular motion
It also travels well, dry in a sealed plastic baggy.

First, take a scoop of baking soda and add a small amount of water just enough to make a paste. Then, take the paste and put it on your face rubbing in a circular motion. Cover the whole face and stop when you feel that your face is fully cleaned and polished.

Lastly, run warm water and rinse. Make sure you get all the granules off.

Your skin will feel smooth and polished

Another natural exfoliant is honey. I keep a container in my bathroom so I can use it to wash my face when I take a bath or shower. It takes off the dirt and is a natural antibacterial. It does not strip the skin of natural oils and balances the skin. Even if the honey has started to turn more coarse and sugary I use it as it has a great exfoliant texture. In addition ,it is inexpensive!

 

Below are other options:

Banana oatmeal skin exfoliant
mash a banana with a small amount of oatmeal
blend well and apply to face for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water

Banana Peal acne relief
use the peal of a ripe yellow or yellow/ brown banana
put the inside part of the peal to the face where you have acne problem
rub over area for about 10 minutes till inside turns brown
leave it on an do not wash off for about one hour till you go to bed
you can however leave it on overnight
repeat daily until redness goes away.

Tomato Facial
cut a tomato in half and rub the half all over the face in a circular motion
rinse with warm water and moisturize

For a sunburn
tomato juice and /buttermilk delight
2 parts tomato juice and 4 parts buttermilk
mix together then put on sunburn let it stand for 30-40 minutes rinse

Facial MASKS

Sweet Banana Yogurt Mask
banana
yogurt
honey

Sweet Strawberry Honey Mask
3-4 small mashed strawberries
2tbl yogurt
1-2tbl honey
Combine ingredients put on face for 20minutes and rinse with warm water

Sweet Blueberry nourishing mask
1/4 cup Blueberries
1tbl honey
1tsp olive oil
mash berries add honey and oil and put on for 10 minutes rinse off with warm water

Hair Remedies

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Vinegar rinse-
wash hair and rinse with 1/3 cup vinegar and ? cool water

Rich Avocado treat
mash and avocado and add 1/2 cup olive oil blend well
apply the mixture to your hair wrap up in a towel for 20-30 minutes and rinse with warm water.

Deep conditioning Cucumber
1 egg
1/3 cucumber blended
1/4 cup almond oil
mix above ingredients well and apply to the hair for 20-30 minutes and rinse well with warm water

Healthy Hair Beer Rinse
take any type of beer at room temperature and rinse it onto your hair after it has been cleaned. Leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes and rinse well so there is no beer smell. It will leave the hair shiny and healthy looking.

Honey Avocado Hair repair
2tb honey
one egg yolk
2tbl olive oil
mix ingredients and slather over the hair let stand for 20-30 minutes then rinse with cool water

Overnight Coconut oil treatment
put on the coconut oil on scalp and hair before bed. Wrap up Wash it out in the morning.
This treatment can be done a few times a week.

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October 25, 2016

Dr. Marder Skincare on Healthy Lifestyle with Eraldo TV

Dr. Marder Skincare

Dr. Marder Skincare

Even more TV today! This time, Dr. Marder Skincare products were featured on Healthy Lifestyle with Eraldo TV with the lovely Pnina Tornai and Eraldo. Pnina is the star of TLC’s highly successful show, “Say Yes To The Dress

Eraldo and Pnina Tornai

Eraldo and Pnina Tornai

You can watch the video here:

Healthy Lifestyle
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ws2guzpoxgrlezk/Healthy%20Lifestyle%20031%20Seg%234.mp4?dl=0

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