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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September 14, 2015

SHEEN magazine honors Claire Sulmers

SHEENMagazine honored the exquisite Claire Sulmers, Editor-in-Chief of FashionBombDaily.com, and the dapper model and designer, Bobby Roaché at our Fashion Innovators Brunch in Harlem on September 13, 2015. The event sponsored by CurlKit held at The Corner Social, captured the true essence of New York and the evolving world of fashion during New York Fashion Week. Familiar faces such as Yandy and Mendeecees of Love and Hip Hop NY as well as Quad from Bravo’s Married to Medicine were also in attendance.

Claire Sulmers

Claire Sulmers

“It was truly an inspiring moment to honor two outstanding individuals in Harlem where I feel such a kindred spirit. Claire Sulmers and Bobby Roache´ both represent the essence of what it means to be a visionary,” says Editor-In-Chief Sammi Haynes.

http://www.sheenmagazine.com/sheen-magazine-fashion-innovators-nyc/

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September 14, 2015

Medicate, heal and sooth with Carmex

Do you have chapped lips or an extremely painful cold sore? Grab your Carmex. Now in many yummy flavors to choose from, the possibilities are endless.

I have been using my Carmex products a lot lately because Florida has been getting chilly and my lips have been very chapped. Also, being on the run I sometimes forget or don’t have time to put lips on. The beauty of the Carmex products is I can have the jar sitting on my nightstand, put the stick in my purse or even have one to put in an over night bag. Its like there is one for any occasion. Not only that but also a flavor for every taste bud.

Carmex

Carmex

Let’s go back in time & start with the one that started it all. The iconic white jar with yellow lid filled with Carmex’s very own medicated formula. The original formula contains camphor & menthol for a cooling pain relief and petrolatum to act as a Band-Aid for healing. I love to put this one on my nightstand and apply right before I go to bed. While I’m sleeping it seems to really penetrate into my skin leaving me with softer, less painful lips when I wakeup in the morning.

That brings me to the Carmex stick and moisture plus products. The stick, like I said, I will throw one in my purse for use throughout the day under my lipstick or gloss or even by itself. Its full of shea butter for added moisturize & even SPF so lips do not get sunburnt. The moisture plus come in a variety of fun, funky packages and are great for a night on the town. I mean seriously. The packaging is perfect for a little added decoration and we can’t forget soft, kissable lips. Who doesn’t want that right?

Carmex

Carmex

I can remember the first time ever using Carmex, I thought “Why was I wasting time with other chap sticks”? My mom told me how my grandma always used it & I can see why. So wy not make grandma happy (lol) and let’s get our very own Carmex on. Check out your local drugstores & www.mycarmex.com for more info on all their products! Your lips will thank you. Happy Fall Ya’ll 🙂

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September 14, 2015

Curvy Girl Lingerie to be subject of Plus Life TV series

Curvy Girl Lingerie in San Jose to be Subject of Plus Life™ TV Series on Major Cable Network
Loud & Proud Plus-Size Women & Couples to be Showcased in New Reality TV Program

Curvy Girl Lingerie in San Jose is excited to announce the store will be featured in a new reality TV show highlighting a day in the life at the popular boutique. “Plus Life™” is shooting 10 half-hour episodes for the first season that will air on a major cable channel and the sizzle reel will be available soon.

The groundbreaking series by Executive Producer Adryenn Ashley and Curvy Girl Lingerie owner Chrystal Bougon does something rarely seen on TV: portray plus-size women in a positive light as beautiful, unapologetic, empowered, sexual beings who love themselves now – not 50 less pounds from now.

Curvy Girl Lingerie

Curvy Girl Lingerie

The show opens on a birthday celebration introducing the colorful cast of characters and weaves through their lives throughout the season, culminating in the annual Curvy Girl Lingerie Fashion Show. Episodes throughout the season include a Curvy Girl pole dance class, game nights, boudoir photo shoots, dinner parties with Fat Activists and more.

Plus Life is a sex- and body-positive TV show celebrating people who are a reflection of Americans across the country that are plump, sexy and proud of it. The program is excited to showcase customers who love all of themselves and want to express the pleasure their plus-size bodies and lives are capable of.

There is no place in Plus Life for depressed characters who hate their bodies or their lives, are dieting, cleansing or try to squeeze themselves into Spanx. Rather, Plus Life is an unapologetic salute to people of size who are body confident and happy in their own skin.

About Curvy Girl Lingerie

Curvy Girl, in San Jose, CA, is the first lingerie store in the U.S. for plus-size women. With a “Sexy Isn’t a Size” motto, the store carries items in sizes 14-6x. Owner Chrystal Bougon created Curvy Girl because she believes that all women deserve a safe place to shop, without judgment, where they can find sexy lingerie and panties that fit well and make them feel pretty and sexy. Learn more at curvygirlinc.com.

About Adryenn Ashley

With 30 years in the industry both in front of and behind the camera, Adryenn Ashley brings a unique perspective the art of entertainment. From shooting her first feature film in 8 days that went on to win awards around the globe for 2 years, to launching a TV development platform to give content creators greater control in the process, passion and an eye for what’s next have populated the projects that Ashley has championed.

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September 12, 2015

MURAD skincare is “spot on”

I don’t want to jinx it but lately my skin has really been cooperating with me. Its been clear, smooth and the redness has gone down immensely. But still, every once in a while I still have that occasional little break out. With those pesky little ones, I don’t do my full acne clearing regimen. Instead I grab my MURAD Acne Spot Fast Fix. One little dab on the infected area and in one night it has gone down almost instantly.

MURAD Spot Treatment

MURAD Spot Treatment

MURAD was created by a Doctor to bring you the utmost in skincare to target your problem. After I cleanse at night, I put just one small dob on my finger (making sure my hands are clean), warm it up on my fingers and rub onto my acne spots. As I sleep, its like a little miracle is happening beneath the epidermis lol. In the morning the sore pimple spot gets smaller and hurts less. After about 2-3 nightly treatments my spots are gone for good.

Depending on the deepness of the pimple, how well your skin reacts to the product and how often you do these treatments will determine how fast they are treated. MURAD is very gentle, perfect for sensitive skin, and cost effective. So whether you have rosacea, acne, anti aging or just need a great skincare regimen try MURAD. For even more information on MURAD check out www.murad.com and check out your local ULTA to find how you can get your hands on some!

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September 11, 2015

End of summer sale on Good Day Carolinas

Enya Flack, (Beauty & Fashion expert), It’s a Glam Thing presents “End of Summer Sale Shopping Finds.

Beauty/Lifestyle Expert Enya Flack & Good Day Carolinas Host Page Crawford on set

Beauty/Lifestyle Expert Enya Flack & Good Day Carolinas Host Page Crawford on set

Watch the segment here: http://itsaglamthing.com/videogallery/sale-shopping/

Founders Jillian Demling (Entertainment Editor at Vogue) and Karen Mulligan (Studio Manager for the photographer, Annie Leibovitz) met over 10 years ago working on a photo shoot. While shopping for a surfboard and clothing for surf camp in Costa Rica, they were frustrated by the lack of product in the marketplace. Nothing met all of their needs — fit, function and fashion so they decided to tap into their own creativity, leverage their knowledge of sports, fashion, and the arts to create a line that they, and women like them, would want. Pret-à-Surf is a swim and surf line for the women who are active and wants to look good while playing and competing. Ready to surf and ready to wear. www.pretasurf.com

About the Swimsuit! Pret-à-Surf, the women’s retro inspired swim and surf wear’s end of season sale includes this FUCHSIA CHECKED RETRO ONE PIECE is a classic one piece with underwire and adjustable straps. Pair it with board shorts or a skirt and off you go to lunch or dinner by the sea. The fuschia and black checked print guarantees you will be noticed. Fabric: Italian fabric and made in the USA, the contents of 76% polyamide micro-fiber, 24% Elastin make for a great performance piece with excellent recovery and quick dry. Lined. WAS $325 IS ON SALE FOR $162.50. 50% off!

The designers at ZINK explore the world to find exceptional materials that have been handcrafted by artisans for generations. Each discovery adds cultural character to the classic heritage of ZINK design. Every piece in the collection is the result of a journey. ZINK’s Founder and Creative Director is Ben Freedland www.zinkeveryday.com www.zinkcollection.com

About the bag! ZINK JAUNT CARRYALL HANDBAG – LAVA WAS $395.00 IS $148.00

(You save $247.00) INSPIRED BY THE PAST WITH AN EYE TOWARD THE FUTURE, THE JAUNT IS A MODERN HEIRLOOM PIECE. A CONTEMPORARY DESIGN FEATURING OPTIMAL PRACTICALITY, THIS LUXURIOUS CARRYALL IS A MUST-HAVE FOR ANY CHIC GLOBETROTTER.

•Full grain vegetable dyed leather
•Solid brass hardware
•Fully lined natural canvas with leather detailing
•Leather base with nut and bolt feet
•Four interior pockets, three open, one zippered
•Length 16.5” Width 5” Height 11.5”
•Strap Drop 8”

About the Necklace! Pono by Joan Goodman Tiny Caviar Rubber Necklaces are on sale! This Was $415 is $295! Like streams of sea pebbles flowing, this effervescent and joyful statement necklace ties together rubber beads in radiant colors through a unique magnetic closure. This versatile necklace may be worn long or doubled. Available in Grass, Tulip and Marine http://ponobyjoangoodman.com/

Sunglasses are a great find at End of Summer Sales Here we have three Converse Jack Purcell Sun designs – **pre-sale pricing for all three styles was $128, with the sale its $99**

About the sunglasses! Y003 is an edgy interpretation of the classic square style with authentic rivet hinges. Design features include Jack Purcell engraved script logo on outside of temple and upper right sunglass lens, signature wave pattern on inside temple tips, and to top the frame’s attitude, an inlaid metal ‘smirk’ on outside of temple tips. Available in Black stripe, Tokyo Tort, and Yellow Crystal all in Universal Fit.

The Y008 is a must-have frame for the individual looking to get noticed. Designed with a mix of metal and lush acetate and featuring a bold, vintage round shape, real star rivet hinges on the temples and the infamous Converse Jack Purcell smile logo on the temple tips, the Y008 speaks ‘next level’ in eyewear. Available in 51/22/140 in Black, Bone and Matte Tortoise.

Always in style and on-trend, the classic aviator shape that the Y009 boasts is second to none. Real star rivet hinges on the temples paired with a laser line grip pattern on temple tips make the Y009 the standard for eyewear superiority. Available in 58/14/145 in Matte Black, Matte Gold and Matte Navy. www.remeyeyewear.com

When visiting trendy Asheville, NC, shop at Désirant flagship store, a 3 story 7k square foot retail space at Windsor Boutique Hotel. We found this great blouse online at http://desirantonline.com/

About the top: Rory Beca Palma Top
•Delicate silk tank meets bold tropical print. Rory Beca’s Palma Top offers flawless summer style with a vintage flare.
•Color: Cocos print

$209.00 Regular price From now until the end of Summer (official last day is September 23rd,) Désirant is offering 40% off women’s apparel including this Rory Beca Palma silk tank.

About Rory Beca: Los Angeles based designer, Rory Edelman, set out to create a unique collection suited for women looking for fashion pieces that inspire and make them feel beautiful. Since 2006, Rory Beca’s vintage-inspired collections continue to appeal to fashion mavens everywhere with timeless designs and imaginative colors and prints.

RumbaTime Orchard Chain: Multi chain-link band with clasp and gem face. Available in Rose Smoke,, Crystal, Emerald, Black Diamond. www.rumbatime.com

About the watch: 30mm Wide Face
Japanese Quartz Movement & Stainless Steel Back
3ATM Water Resistance
1 Year Warranty
$70

The Orchard Chain that we are showcasing is not on sale, it retails for $70, however RumbaTime does have a end of summer sale on select styles starting at $22 – $35!

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September 6, 2015

Good gally miss Mally

It’s makeup, it’s invisible, it’s a setting powder! That’s right, the first ever invisible powder from Mally Beauty is literally taking the beauty industry by storm. It goes on clear and helps to set makeup in place for an all day flawless finish that help eliminate fine lines/wrinkles and closes (but does no clog) pores. When I first saw the product, I have to admit I was a little hesitant and kind of freaked. I didn’t know how to apply or how to even explain what it is.

Mally Beauty Ever color Poreless Face Defender

Mally Beauty Ever color Poreless Face Defender

The face defender by Mally was made originally for miss Beyoncé. It does not leave an ashy look like some finishing powders. Having pale/oily skin not only finding the right color but one that gives a matte finish is very hard. with the face defender I no longer have to worry. A couple weeks ago I wore my face defender on a 10 hour shift where I was running around like a mad woman. Due to sensitive/oily skin my makeup tends to move causing it to come off. Wearing my face defender I looked like I had just put my makeup on by 6 that afternoon. It’s velvet feel also gives off a beautiful matte finish. This can also go under makeup acting as a primer for a more clean application.

So no matter skin type, color, or even what makeup you use, try Mally Beauty’s Evercolor Poreless Face Defender invisible powder. Now your look will definitely be “bulletproof”. Oh did I mention that even men can use this product?

For more information on how you to can get your very own Face Defender check out MallyBeauty.com, check out QVC.com or find it at your local Ulta!

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September 6, 2015

You don’t need the beach to get beach waves

Beach days may be almost over but that doesn’t mean your beach hair and gorgeous waves need to stop! See how you can get messy, beachy waves with this easy tutorial using a flat iron!

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson

Step 1: Begin by brushing hair with the John Frieda by Conair Sleek Finish Cushion Brush to remove knots and avoid any pulling.

John Freida Cushion Brush

John Freida Cushion Brush

Step 2: Next, spray hair with a heat protectant and heat activated styling spray, such as KMS California FREESHAPE 2-in-1 styling + finishing spray. Than separate the top sections of your hair from the bottom with clips. Curl the bottom layers first and work your way up. Start with a one-inch section of your hair.

KMS Free Shape

KMS Free Shape

Step 3: Use a 1-inch straightening iron. I suggest John Frieda by Conair Sleek Finish 1” Flat Iron. Starting a few inches from the roots, curl the iron away from your face. Hold the straightener with your wrist and your hand facing towards you and twist away from your face in a clockwise motion.

John Freida Flat Iron

John Freida Flat Iron

Step 4: Keep turning the iron as you approach the end of your hair and always keep it moving. If you stay too long in one spot you may create dents in the hair.

Step 5: Slowly release the clamp as you get close to the ends for a more modern look. To keep the look wavy instead of too curly, leave the ends out. Finish the look with a medium hold hairspray such as, Philip B. Jet Set Precision Control Hairspray, to increase volume while still allowing movement.

Philip B. Precision Hair Spray

Philip B. Precision Hair Spray

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