June 26, 2017

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This stunning freshness of opaque cobalt blue hue is tinged with purple undertones, festive, on-trend and instantly lifts your mood.

 

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June 2, 2017

Check out Freebeautyevents.com for free gifts and prizes.

Don’t forget to check out freebeautyevents.com for free makeovers, free samples and a chance to win beauty products in their monthly contest.

Details on the June Beauty Basket Giveaway:
This month our basket includes products from Cantu, Rimmel, TRESemme, Nexxus, Maybelline, Neutrogena, Clean & Clear, Hawaiian Tropic and more! The Contest runs from now through 6/30/17, winners will be chosen on 7/10/2017 and notified by 7/15/2017. We want to encourage readers to go to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FreeBeautyEvents/app/355270434639042/) and like us, then enter to win on our page. They can also enter on our website at http://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest
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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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May 15, 2017

Bucket List Dreams

I have always loved to write. I guess it is the combination of my love for learning, boundless creativity, and passion for words and how they fit together that got me hooked. One of the first things I put down on paper at an early age was a bucket list. I know that sounds weird to think that as a little girl I was already looking to the future and writing down my long dreamy list of things I just desired to accomplish someday. But it is true. I spent as much time perfecting my penmanship as I did my words.

I have been fortunate that I have been able to check a lot of those items off my list. One of them recently which was to publish a book series. I wrote my first five books in 6 weeks although I have just published one book so far. Ha. I know that sounds crazy but it’s true. I will share that story with you in upcoming post. Anyway, I spent hours upon hours reading and researching my different options for publishing before deciding to self publish through Amazon’s publishing company Create Space. For all those currently working on their first book or thinking about it, I highly recommend Create Space. It is easier than you think and you can do it!

I decided to enter my book into the national “Independent Publisher’s Book Awards” after receiving a random email. I had no idea what an “IPPY” award was but I thought to myself, what the heck why not give it a shot? IPPY rhymes with YIPPY so let’s have fun with it; and guess what? I WON a national bronze medal! As if winning is not enough my book will be featured in the New York book expo at the end of the month. So exciting!

I want to spread the love and celebrate with “It’s a Glam Thing” loyal readers and followers by gifting an autographed book to the first FIVE readers who email me “Yippy for IPPY bronze” along with their full name and mailing address to juleeireland@gmail.com.

Be sure to send me photos of your DIY creations so I can share them across my social media platforms. Enjoy and remember to Dream Big and start checking off that bucket list. xo

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April 17, 2017

Enya 4/18 on WBTV Charlotte – Dr. developed Beauty

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Enya Flack of It’s a Glam Thing

 

Enya Flack of It’s a Glam Thing visits WBTV Charlotte, NC to showcase “Must Have” beauty products for Spring and Summer that are Dr. developed.

The products are Dr. Marder Total Relief Shampoo & Conditioner.  – for winter dull hair and flaky scalp.

Dr. Ronald D. Blatt Private RX Cooling Pads and Soothing Serum – aftercare for ladies summertime waxing and shaving to avoid razor bumps, irritation and redness.

Dr. Ben Johnson Osmosis Skincare products are formulated with a holistic approach to restore beauty & wellness. The products target anti-aging and other skin conditions to help reduce damage from the sun and various other elements. All Osmosis Skincare products are free of toxic chemicals, SLS, phthalates, parabens, gluten, artificial colors and fragrances.

 

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March 19, 2017

Rock your Posture

When it comes to looking your best, a small change can often make a huge difference. Correct posture is of utmost importance when you want to look good and manifest self-assurance to the rest of the world. If you want to rock your look then start with good posture.

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(BRITTAN TAYLOR & MAGGIE O’BRIEN ABOVE)

Standing up straight projects a strong sense of self. It gives you an exquisite appearance. It is also sexy to have good posture. People with great posture are the kind of people others want to be around — and want to be.
If you slouch, stop. Get into the habit of walking erect, as if a string is pulling your head from the top. It might be tough, or feel strange or uncomfortable at first. But soon your body will adjust.

The truth is, poor posture can lead to problems down the road. Slouching can create a rounded back and shoulders, and lead to long-term pain and degradation of connective tissue through misalignment of the vertebrae and the interspersed necessary vertebral disks. A rounded back projects low self-esteem, as well as poor physical health and fitness. It also makes one look old.

Example of the way a person can look when the posture is poor.

Example of the way a person can look when the posture is poor.

I have a young friend who hunches over, which makes her come off as if she is withdrawn and tired, and lacking in self-worth. It makes her stomach pouch out. Standing tall — a small change — would make a huge difference in her overall appearance.

Good posture will help you ooze confidence and youth. In addition, it helps with proper breathing, improves circulation, instantly slims you, enhances the health of your spine and eases your muscles and joints. Plus, it totally changes your frame of mind. When I stand tall, I feel like I can take on the world. So I strut my stuff.

Look at yourself in a full-length mirror, or in the reflection of a window as you walk down the street. Now, pull your shoulders back. Make a conscious effort to stand and sit straight. It may take some time, but you will eventually have strong, correct posture that make you look and feel healthy, happy and confident.

Just take a look at any of the celebrities on the red carpet and you will notice how they project themselves with good posture.

And that my, friends, is beautiful.

Donna Spangler "Good posture will always convey a positive image"

Donna Spangler “Good posture will always convey a positive image”

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January 6, 2017

Elizabeth Colen’s Upper Body Workout

Today on Your Carolina with Jack and Megan, Elizabeth Colen showed us how to do an Upper body workout for Chest and Back…

Chest Press
Stand with legs hips width apart. Place band bend back, wrap band around hand and place palms down. Arms should be up like on a bookshelf. Press hand out touch thumbs and hold for 3 seconds, bring arms back to starting point (squeeze shoulder blades together)

Recommend
3 sets 5-20 reps

Shoulder Rise
Stand with legs hips width apart. Place band bend back, wrap band around hand and place palms down. Arms should be up like on a bookshelf but palms facing forward. Press arm up, touch thumbs and hold for 3 seconds, bring arms back to starting point

Recommend
3 sets 5-20 reps

Triceps
Stand with legs hips width apart. Place band bend back, wrap band around hand and place palms down. Arms above head palms touch, bend at elbow bring arms back to starting point (keep elbows close to your ears)

Recommend
3 sets 5-20 reps

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(Photo: previously on Your Carolina)

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December 13, 2016

Heat Up Your New Year’s Eve Look With BlinkBar

BlinkBar (www.theblinkbar.com), located in the heart of Los Angeles on Melrose, is your one stop shop for perfect eyelashes for that sultry New Year’s Eve look! Add volume for a natural and stunning look so you can say it with your eyes all night long. Some celebrities who swear by their services include Chrissy Teigen, Renee Zellweger, Selena Gomez, Kylie Jenner, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Whitney Port and more!

With over 300 types of eyelashes at their fingertips, BlinkBar can customize your personal style better than anyone else. Blinkbar was voted the best natural mink and silk eyelash extensions in Los Angeles and have two locations in the area – Blinkbar Santa Monica and Blinkbar West Hollywood.

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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
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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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November 25, 2016

Confidence is Key

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Recently I attended a networking event called, “LipStick Mania Business Social” and the topic was about image. I was expecting the regular spiels about hair, make up, and clothes. To my surprise the speaker, Marjory Brifil spoke of inner image which I am all about. I believe that image is tied to your self-esteem and it has to come from within. She spoke of four topics I want to share with you.

Self-Awareness – The word says it all, aware of one’s self, including one’s traits, feelings, and behaviors. It is important to know thyself. Know your strengths and your weakness. If you are not sure of your strengths and weaknesses here is a little exercise you can do. Take a blank piece of paper and draw a line down the center on the right side write the word strength on the left side of the line write the word weakness. Then write at least things on 10 on each side.

Self-Care – Taking care of yourself is so important, yet we rarely do it on a regular basis. Women we put everyone in front of ourselves. Taking care of one’s self is a deliberate action you take to care for your physical, mental and emotional health. Make an appointment with yourself to do just that, read a book, exercise, or meditate, whatever you need to do to safeguard your well-being body, mind and spirt.

Passion – The definition of passion is a strong and barely controllable emotion. If you are not sure what your passion is, just think back to when you were a child. What did you like to do when you were little? What did you want to be when you grew up? Reconnect to what you loved and be passionate about it, may it be your business, your family or even your friends.

Enthusiast – Embrace your enthusiasm, don’t hold back because you fear judgement from others. When you do something enthusiastically, you do it with excitement and eagerness and when you are genuine others will feel your excitement and join in with you.
When you truly connect with these 4 things, your outer image will be vibrant and no one can resist you, people will be drawn to you and that will be beneficial to you and your business.

Get more information about Elizabeth Colen, confidence and conditioning coach on http://www.msfitone.com. Fit Mind, Body and Spirit

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