October 6, 2015

Selfridges & Co.: Over 100 years of service

6 floors, every designer you can think of and even a hair salon Selfridges & Co. is a store that was built with one thing in mind, the customer. Founded & built in 1909 by an American man named Harry Gordon Selfridge, Selfridges department store changed the way the world (especially women) looked at shopping. While I was visiting London my mom and I took a detour to the well known Oxford Street & scoped out the one of a kind store.

Selfridges & Co.

Selfridges & Co.

Walking around and learning the history of the store I learned that Harry was the first person to ever install public restrooms & was one of the first stores to have & sell premade clothing. As his success grew, the more & more Mr. Selfridge tried to better the shopping experience. Whether you were there just to pick something up or wanted to spend the day, it really had something for everyone. Restaurants, hair salon and hey even a bedding department lol. And the customer service was top notch! Every employee wanted to make sure you got what you wanted, listened and had the best experience possible. This store made some of our department stores look like doll houses.

Inside Selfridges & Co.

Inside Selfridges & Co.

If you found that something’s may be to expensive, Harry solved that problem too by putting in cheaper priced items such as cards, ornaments and more. As I was told there was even something for every occasion such as Christmas, Halloween etc. The store display windows where decked with flowers and every designer had their own little boutique within the store. This place, oh how I wish I could show & share so much more with you but pictures and my words do not do it justice AT ALL!! Now don’t worry, I wont leave you hanging on this but YES you can buy from Selfridges and have them shipped over to the USA. Visit www.selfridges.com for all of the designers, makeup and more. Also check out pictures, & more history on the store by visiting any web browser. You will not believe your eyes and it will have you saying “Thank You Mr. Harry Gordon Selfridge”.

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October 5, 2015

DIY Apple Cinnamon Body Scrub

With fall upon us, it’s time to break out the ever popular Fall Scents. Now those Fall Scents can become part of your daily skin routine. Check out this DIY on Apple Cinnamon Body Scrub. Apples are one of the most loved skincare ingredients because of their natural anti-aging, hydrating, acne clearing and UV protection of the skin. Of course with so many uses for apples I only named a few lol. Even if you are not a big apple lover I guarantee you may just love this body scrub 🙂 Everyone will want a little “Whiff” of you and will be asking where you got it 😉 Enjoy!

DIY Apple Cinnamon Body Scrub

DIY Apple Cinnamon Body Scrub

Ingredients:
1 C. coconut oil
½ C. brown sugar
½ C. natural applesauce
2 tsp. cinnamon
4-5 4 oz. jelly jars

1. Mix all ingredients together until fully blended
2. Apply to damp skin (use nice warm water to help open pores), scrubbing gently, allowing your pores to soak up the rich, beautiful scent.
3. Allow to set on your skin for 2-3 minutes before rinsing. This will give the ingredients time to absorb into the skin leaving it feel soft, smooth and help to eliminate dead skin cells.
4. Rinse with nice cool water to lock in moisture.

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September 27, 2015

ENTER for your chance to win

Enter for your chance to win our September Beauty Box now at Its A Glam Thing. We do new ones every month so always be sure to enter everyday! Good luck 🙂

$250 Beauty Box Giveaway

$250 Beauty Box Giveaway

http://itsaglamthing.com/giveaways/

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September 25, 2015

Actress Simona Fusco Shares her Beauty Secrets

Simona Fusco is best known for the beautiful Swedish bombshell Ulsa in “Beerfest” and  Hedda in “The Pool boys” (an American Pie franchise) IMG_7461 Simona has been a cover model for numerous publications including Maxim, Esquire, FHM and People Magazine.  Her latest acting role is on the Family Film  ” Beverly Hills Christmas” which will premiere Nov 1-7  2015 on UPTV  starring Dean Cain where she plays the bad girl ,Yvonne.

Q: How do you keep yourself looking camera ready?

Simona: I have to make sure that I stick to my beauty regimen by first taking all my makeup off every night and applying the proper products to protect the face.

Q: What type of beauty products do you use?

Simona: My beauty secrets are pretty simple: I invest in good products. Some of my faves are La Prairie, Natura Bisse and Luzern. All of these products are available at spas.

Q: Do you do anything else to keep your lovely skin looking great?

Simona: I love to indulge in facials once a month to keep my skin in shape. For my body, to keep my skin soft and moist, I love Kiehl’s Creme de Corps. I get it at a department store. It has all natural ingredients and leaves your skin looking dewy and subtle.

Q: What about your long mane of hair?

Simona: As far as my hair, I love Kerastase. My hair salon sells it but most department stores sell it as well. I love the yellow and red kind which moisturizes color treated hair.

Q: What is your best kept beauty secret?simona small

Simona: When it comes to water it’s very important to drink good water and even shower and bathe in good water free of aging and unhealthy chemicals. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and therefore absorbs everything you apply. I use a filter in my shower to get rid of any chlorine and other chemicals that not only damage your skin but also your hair and prematurely ages you. I drink plenty of water and eat healthy organic whole foods. I’ve invested in a machine called Kangen water which filters all the bad chemicals out of your drinking water system. I highly recommend it as its used in hospitals in Japan to cure life threatening diseases and skin issues. Other than that I believe in surrounding yourself with positive, supportive, driven individuals is not only good for your soul and psyche but also makes you feel good about yourself and your outlook on life which in turn makes you beautiful from the inside out. Happiness gives everyone a healthy glow!

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September 24, 2015

Blow dry in 1/2 the time with Blo and Go

Want to cut your blow drying time in half? Try the Blo and Go. Last year I was given the opportunity to try out this product for a good friend of mine. Blo & Go by Skinn Cosmetics is definitely a must have for anybody in the family. In this little throwback video, I show how to use the Blo & Go. Check it out and get your very own at http://bloandgo.com/

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September 23, 2015

Pumpkin spice & everything nice

It’s that time of year again. Time for PUMPKIN EVERYTHING!!! Just like the rest of the country, I am so excited. I mean who doesn’t love pumpkin ice cream, coffee, muffins and more? As much as pumpkin is good to eat, it is alaso great for making into a facial. Full of Vitamin A & C plus many skin loving enzymes, this facial will take your love for pumpkin/spa days to the next level. So next time you are sipping on pumpkin spice coffee, and eating a yummy pumpkin muffin try this facial. Perfect for those fall nights while watching Hocus Pocus 😉

Pureed pumpkin or canned pumpkin
Unflavored yogurt
Honey
Ground almonds
Olive oil

Get beautified:
1.Start by mixing 2 cups of pureed, cooked fresh or canned pumpkin.
2.Add 4 tablespoons unflavored yogurt, 4 tablespoons honey, 1/3 cup ground almonds, 1/4 teaspoon olive oil.
3.Mix and apply to clean, moist skin.
4.The enzymes are more active when moist, so sit in a warm tub or shower for 5-10 minutes.
5.Remove with a clean washcloth.
6.Apply moisturizer and enjoy soft clean skin!
7.Cover the rest of the mixture and use within a week.

Enjoy this facial all year long as well.

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September 21, 2015

Time to “Rock Da Runway”

I am very honored and bless to have been selected to participate in this upcoming fashion show at the Gulf View Mall in Port Richey, Florida. Put on by designer & my friend Tiffany Ward, owner/designer at www.adreamrocks.com

me collage

Models and designers from all over Florida will be participating in this show. It will be shown in front of talent scouts, and photographers. It is a definitely a golden opportunity. Stay tuned for more news leading up to the event and for a blog about the whole event. Want to attend the show? Look up Gulf View Square Mall Port Richey for information on how you can get tickets. Hope to see you there :O)

Port Richey Sponsors

Port Richey Sponsors

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September 20, 2015

Park Avenue Fashion Week comes to Orlando

A lot of excitement is coming up in the Bay Area here in Florida. Not only is football season back, the temp is getting cooler, but also Park Avenue Fashion Week is making its way to Orlando. I can never seem to get away from the excitement of designers, models, runways and more. And with Park Avenue Fashion Week in just 29 days, I can hardly sit still. This 7 day event will take place October 11-17 with an Emerging Designers Contest, and will celebrate the Winter Park fashion retail and design community. Saturday the 17th will be the runway event under a beautiful 20,000 sq. ft. tent, you will not want to miss. This epic event is presented by Harriet Lake. One featured designer will be dear friend ( whom I met at the M.I.A to the Bay Fashion Show) the Pharaoh of Fashion Mr. Lance Stephens A.K.A Hakatre.

Tickets are on sale now at parkavenuefashionweek.com! Come join for fashion, meet & greets, trunk show, VIP events & SO MUCH MORE!!! See you there and stay tuned for more leading up to the event.

PAFW

PAFW

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September 18, 2015

Pura’Dor Organic Hair Care

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Pura’Dor in HairstyleGuide

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September 16, 2015

Treat your skin to chocolate (without the guilt) :)

You never have to feel guilty about having chocolate again with this easy DIY chocolate facial. Did you know that not only is dark chocolate beneficial (when eaten in moderation) for your body but your skin as well. It has been proven that dark chocolate is great for fighting of free radicals in your body, is good for your heart and even proven to increase endorphins.

chocolate

chocolate

Now spas have been offering chocolate facials because of the moisturizing agents within the cocoa bean. So here you can have your own spa day in this beautiful upcoming fall weather. Follow this recipe and get your chocolate craving on. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
– 1/3 cup of dark cocoa
– 1/4 cup of honey
– 3 tablespoons of heavy cream
– 2 tablespoons of powdered oatmeal

Mix all the ingredients together. Apply the mixture on the skin and wait 15 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

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