July 14, 2016

Having the Appearance of Great Hair

Keep your hair looking good

Keep your hair looking good

It has been said that a woman’s hair is her crowning glory and I agree. Hair is VITAL for a female. Thick, long healthy hair exemplifies youth. The length and style signify clues to your age, health and overall attractiveness. The key to hair is to try and make it appear as healthy as possible. This can be accomplished by taking the proper vitamins, proper conditioning and regular trims and covering any grays.  Also a deep conditioning monthly is recommended especially in summer months.

Internally is where you must start to build great hair. A vitamin such as Biosil will benefit your hair, skin and nails.  Christy Brinkley recommends this product and I have followed in her steps.

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It is said to promote healthy bones and joints as a side bar plus. I also eat jello which has a lot of protein.

synthetic curly clip on hair extensions.

synthetic curly clip on hair extensions.

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Bad hair can be a huge detriment to a woman’s look. If your hair is less than healthy looking, you can add extensions, wig lets or a wig. A lot of celebrities and models utilize these options. When I go on stage, I love extensions that clip in. I even have wigs when I want dramatically different looks. Clip on extensions are fairly easy to put on. You need to match the color as close as possible. Start at the bottom of your head and clip in the first row of hair. make another row an inch or two above that from one end of your ear to the other and clip in another row as so on. the last row should be put on top but having enough hair on top so that you are unable to see the extension. If you need side extensions you can attach those as well for desired styles. After that brush lightly at ends and style with your fingers. Extensions give length and or volume. I am not a fan of permanent extensions as i feel that they ultimately damage the hair. The clip ins should be taken out before you go to bed. Wig lets can be clipped on also as well as pony tails. The key is to blend your natural hair into the style. If you wear a wig this is not necessary. Get a wig cap, some bobby pins and place the wig cap on. When it is secured place the wig on your head. Secure the wig to your head and you are good to go. Make sure none of your natural hair is poking out.

It is important that all the frizz is taken out to seal the hair. This can be done in sections or only the places that need it.

It is important that all the frizz is taken out to seal the hair. This can be done in sections or only the places that need it.

Flat irons and curling irons can create dramatically different looks. Curls tend to be viewed as very feminine. The flat iron can make hair smooth and take away frizz. I find that when I get a blow out I can then do either curls or smooth depending on the look I’m attempting to attain.
If you wear hair spray, make sure it is light and doesn’t stick in place. Too much hair spray is often associated with old ladies and it’s just wrong. Stiff hair that doesn’t move isn’t attractive.
Long hair is sexy and can help you look more glamorous. Short hair works for some people, but make sure it is not too short. The finer your features and the thinner and younger you are, the easier it is to pull off short styles. If you are overweight — don’t go too short.
Now let’s delve into hair color and roots. In life we have to brush our teeth, floss, shave, clean ourselves, etc., and when someone lacks the motivation to do these things, they start to deteriorate their self-presentation. Keeping up with your hair is the same thing. There is nothing worse than a girl with roots. Not only do long dark roots look cheap, but they convey a lazy attitude and lack of interest in presenting one’s self in the best way possible.

Some hair issues are harder to take care of than others. Hair color is important and can affect your beauty routine depending on how much maintenance it requires. Remember if you choose a color that is difficult to maintain, it could wreak havoc on your hair if it has to be done too often. Damaged hair is not attractive.

Curly hair can be especially hard to deal with, and this one I know firsthand! It can get frizzy and look unkempt depending on the weather and texture of your hair. Curly hair needs lots of conditioning.

Great over-the-counter products:
Moroccan Oil
Kerastase Bain Satin Shampoo (1, 2 or 3)
J.F. Lazartique Vita-Cream with Milk Proteins
Fekkai’s Serum
Bumble and Bumble Big Shine Serum
Redken All Soft Heavy Cream
Philip B. Rejuvenating Oil
Palvin-Bid Capillary Mask Deep Conditioner and Reconstructor
AG Ultramoist Treatment
Joico Moisture Recovery Intense Treatment

Home remedies for great hair are wonderful. You will find many examples in my chapter specifically devoted to practical applications using items you have in your home. Healthy smooth hair is a sign of beauty. It is important to protect it through good diet , vitamins if necessary and regular conditioning treatments. It is not necessary to wash your hair every day. I usually go a week without washing my hair, but if your hair gets greasy fast then of coarse you may not be able to go that long. If your hair is curly then it will need extra care as it can get frizzy and dry. If it is color treated then it will also need more conditioning especially if it is bleached. I recommend deep conditioning treatments whenever your hair needs it. Here are some home remedies that you can use for your hair. Washing your hair- If your hair is very dirty you can add baking soda to your shampoo. If you want to go chemical free then you can make a paste out of baking soda and massage it into your head or you can get a cup of water and put one table spoon baking soda and stir then massage that into your head to clean it. After that rinse and put 2 tablespoons spoons of apple cider vinegar to one cup warm water and let it sit for a few minutes. After that rinse.
It is important to comb hair gently with a wide tooth comb. You do not want to yank it. The hair should be combed at the ends and work your way up to detangle after washed.

Rinses-
Beer
vinegar
Hair Masks conditioning treatment-
avocado
olive oil
eggs
almond oil
coconut oil

I keep my hair on the longer side so that it does not kink up. After a good wash, always comb your hair right away. If you put product in it and work it through with your head upside down and scrunch it with your hands it can make nice natural curls. Do not brush it. For smooth styles it pays to go to a blow dry bar. I can leave my hair for a week with a professional blow dry. The other option is Brazilian Blow out. My friend actress business woman Esther Marie is always on the go and loves this option. It makes her hair smooth and shiny. She says its easy to maintain.

Esther Marie with the Brazilian Blow out

Esther Marie with the Brazilian Blow out

If your hair is wavy or straight, a professional blow out can be nice to put body in the places that you want it. Blow dry bars have become very popular. They specialize in blow drying and styling hair, are much more cost effective than full service salons and offer great service. Their employees are quite skilled at doing a great job. As a rule a person cant do as good of a job on their own hair than these people can. The hair comes out smooth and nice and tends to stay that way unless it gets wet. If you aren’t going in for a cut or color but just want a stunning style, opt for a blow dry bar!

Sometimes getting your hair done professionally is not an option so use these tips for the best blow out you can give yourself.
When blow drying your own hair, spray on a heat protector first. If you have curly hair you will need to put some tension on the brush and make sure the hair is completely dry so it does not frizz up! Section off the hair and dry each piece separately until the whole head is dry.

Donna’s Diaries- My hair is naturally curly so it takes some work to make it behave and keep it properly conditioned. I really like to spend my money on my hair including professional deep conditioning at a salon but you can do this yourself at home also.

Styles

It is important to have a style that suits your personality, but it should also be current. Since a mane of hair can make all the difference in your look, it is important to make time for regular trims. Sometimes it is fun to try on wigs of various colors and styles to see what looks best on you. I even think it is fun to have wigs to wear on those days that you want a totally different look. Beauty is all about putting things together to make the style and look that best fits you. Don’t make drastic changes! Always experiment slowly. But if you do make a mistake, there are always extensions…

Hair Extensions
There are many different types of hair extensions that can look quite beautiful when added to the natural hair; however, this choice is high maintenance and usually very expensive. The plus side is you can shower with them in and carry on as if they are part of your natural hair. The downside is that it sometimes causes damage to your natural hair. This can result in breaking and potential hair loss.
Professional Falls, Wigs and Clip-ons
Today, we have many choices when it comes to clip-ons and hair pieces, which can create a quite glamorous look when added to our natural hair. I like clip-ons because they are easy and low maintenance. I use them to enhance my natural hair when I want more dramatic styles. They do not damage your hair, so they are essentially risk free. Plus, you can get top notch human hair clip-ons for a reasonable price. If you get synthetic ones they are not expensive and great for occasional use. DO NOT TRY TO CURL THEM WITH A HOT IRON! The manufacturer already has them straight or curled. They will melt if you try.FullSizeRender (3)

Natural hair clip on’s are wonderful but cost much more.  The bottom line is to make sure your hair is as healthy as you can get it to look and if it needs help then move forward with both internal and external choices. Do not ever leave clip ons on constantly. I wear mine for a night or day then remove them so my hair does not get pulled out.

My girlfriend who is a Beauty Queen & actress, Shanna Olson says that she uses these clips for easy styling.

 

Beauty Queen, Shanna Olson

Beauty Queen, Shanna Olson

All of these options will help make your hair look better if utilized properly!

If you have any further questions you can email me below! Thank you Donna Spangler 🙂

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June 22, 2016

Katy Perry’s Mad Potion and ‘New’ Mad Love

The newest fragrance from Katy Perry is Katy Perry’s Mad Love and “I want“!!

I believe that I am becoming a Katy Perry fragrance addict now that I have tried and love Katy’s Perry Mad Potion, plus I sneak a spritz or two or three of Katy Perry Killer Queen (I love the look of that bottle) when I visit my niece.

Katy collaborated with Coty in 2015 to create Mad Potion and Mad Love.

Since I have just the Mad Potion, I can not comment on Mad Love but I am surely going to track Mad Love down at one of my favorite shopping destinations, KOHLS, when  I purchase some summer wardrobe items while out shopping this weekend.

Being in my mid fifties, I often wonder if should I be wearing a fragrance created and collaborated on  by  a 31 year old. I heard from a fragrance expert once that after age fifty women should opt for a calming and relaxing yet powerful and sexy scent. Well, after taking huge chunks of my time perfume buying and trying, I still can’t figure out what a calming and relaxing, powerful and sexy scent is anyway. So if I like a scent, I buy it, wear it and when my 70ish Mom says she likes it. It’s a go! She is classy, dresses well and always looks and smells great and has for the 55 years she has been my Mom. So I take her cues and guidance often.  She commented fondly on Katy Perry’s Mad Potion as did my 19 year old niece, so that age thing, doesn’t mean a thing.

About Mad Potion:

Katy Perry's MAD POTION

When I enjoy a scent, I pay little mind to the palette, notes and perfumers vocabulary, although I do notice that vanilla and musk seem to be found in many pefumes that I wear when I do research them on occasion. For those who like to explore the top, middle and base notes and more, here goes the description of Mad Potion…

“This sexy vanilla – musky composition opens with accords of vanilla orchid, peony and apple musk. The heart includes a mixture of Borbon vanilla, jasmine petals and delicate, soft musk, while the base captures oriental flavors of vanilla, amber and sexy musk.”

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June 6, 2016

Leven Rambin shows off her Radiant Facial

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Over the weekend, Hunger Games star, Leven Rambin visited the office of Dr. Justin Yovino a highly sought after celebrity plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills.
Leven’s face looks absolutely glowing after Dr. Yovino’s signature “Radiant Facial” available exclusively at his practice, Ideal Face and Body. This cutting-edge, multi faced facial rejuvenation treatment was developed to treat multiple skin concerns. This is done so by combining Venus Viva, MicroNeedling and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy all in one quick in-office non-invasive procedure.
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May 19, 2016

Best Dry Hair Spray

I am often on the go and don’t always time to fuss with my hair.  I use dry hair spray so that I do not have to wash my hair as often and I have discovered that “Dry Me ” by Wella works very vell. It lifts the hair at the roots giving it a freshly washed appearance! I really love it.FullSizeRender

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April 28, 2016

Pura d’or product spotted in Ms. Fitness magazine

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Ms. Fitness Magazine Spring Summer 2016

Pura d’or products were mentioned by Media Personality and Legal Analyst Areva Martin in an article about Areva. Spring Summer issue of Ms. Fitness magazine.

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Areva Martin

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April 26, 2016

4th Of July Swimwear Will Have You “Turning Up The Heat”

Turn Up the Heat This 4th of July with Sexy, Sultry Swimwear

 Make this 4th of July and summer unforgettable and sexy with Sun Kitten. The scorching Sun Kitten Swimwear will make heads turn on the beach or poolside the holiday and all summer long! Sexy sun kittens can take over the coast with the new summer line.

Created by Lizzie Rovsek of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” the internationally recognized swimwear line is a must-have for sunshine fun. The former Miss Kentucky USA knows how to stun a crowd with her style and beauty. Her Orange County-based company continues to take on brave and unique looks each season and has been featured in one of the most viewed Super Bowl ads, Sports Illustrated Swim and Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants. Charlotte McKinney wore a Sun Kitten Swimwear bikini during the Super Bowl halftime commercial for Carl’s Jr. and it was the most viewed commercial in the company’s history!

The 2016 summer collection is Sun Kitten’s hottest one yet! Sun Kitten has you covered whether you’re lounging poolside or basking on the world’s beautiful beaches. Sun Kitten is a modern West Coast beach babe style made from sensuous fabrics from Italy — all made with love in the USA. See below for some of our favorite styles – perfect for your 4th of July celebrations and all summer long!

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Running the household doesn’t need to boring with the classy one-piece The Housewife swimsuit, which leaves just enough to the imagination while still being comfortable and functional as you chase little ones on the beach or sip Rose poolside.

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Bye, bye Miss American Pie and hello sexy! Celebrate Americana with the luxurious and spicy American Pie Lace Halter Top and Lace Tie bikini with U.S.A. written all over it. The eye-popping polka-dot blue and red fabric with gorgeous red lace accents and ties make this a perfect suit for 4th of July or just an afternoon at the beach.

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Denim never looked so good than the lovely Blue Jean Beauty Queen Triangle Top and Lace Tie-Side Bottoms. The gorgeous denim print with back ruching and red lace and trim show off your red, white and blue love in this super hot bikini.

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You’ll never look more lovely and red hot than in the Lady In Red Ruffle Triangle Top, a Sun Kitten favorite with rippling ruffles that was also featured in Sports Illustrated 2015!

Check out the many styles of Sun Kitten at www.sunkittenswimwear.com.

 

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April 24, 2016

DaySpa Magazine features Out of Africa Pomegranate Body Butter

 DaySpa May 2016

DaySpa May 2016

DaySpa Magazine features Out of Africa Pomegranate Body Butter

Learn about the Benin Education Fund: http://outofafricashea.com/beninedufund/

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April 22, 2016

Spring Clean Into a Greener Way of Living this Earth Day

MIAMI, Florida – (April 21, 2016) – As spring cleaning sets in, Earth Day (April 22nd), is the perfect time to reevaluate the environmental impact of your home, your business, and take steps to make improvements for a greener lifestyle. According to Green America, a non-profit that works to protect the environment, we can make small changes towards greening our lives that can make big differences. A good place to start is to commit to purchasing at least one thing from a green company, whether it be coffee, blue jeans, oral care, or laundry soap.

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“Even the smallest steps can really help the health and wellness of the environment and we can start with our homes and everyday lifestyles. For example, at Dr. Sharp Dentistry, we are committed to providing our customers innovative and proven alternative to the standard fluoride-based products,” says Dr. Bruno Sharp, a fourth-generation dentist who created a line of products called Dr. Sharp Dentistry, which is celebrating their 10th year as a Natural Oral Care provider. “Our products, such as mouthwashes and toothpastes, are made with natural ingredients and herbals that contain many of the nurturing qualities found in nature.”

Dr. Sharp Dentistry is not only dedicated to improving the health and wellness of individuals, but the company goes one step further to ensure its company is producing high-quality, environmentally-friendly products. To join Dr. Sharp Dentistry and millions of others making eco friendly choices today, here are some steps you can take to make your house greener:

Turn off the Light. Obviously cutting down on lamps and overhead lights use will lead to a less expensive energy bill, but more than that, natural light can have health benefits. Even more, make sure that you are switching our incandescent lights for a compact fluorescent (CFL), which prevents the emissions of greenhouse gases.

No More Bottled Water. If you are firmly against tap water, install a filter under your sink at home or buy a pitcher that filters water. If you’re on the run, invest in reusable plastic water bottles – bottled water, especially bottles that are not recycled, heavily contribute to the pollution in our country, especially the oceans.

Use Your Appliances Efficiently. Wait for a full load before running the dishwasher or washing machine and dryer. Be sure to clear the lint filter after every dryer load. If the weather is nice, consider air-drying your clothes. Further, remember to unplug your toaster and coffeemaker when you aren’t using it. Items plugged in and not being used are still drawing a current and costing you money.

Grow Indoor Plants. If you can, try growing herbs and vegetables at home to eat healthier. Live plants around your home act as natural air filters and some plants can effectively absorb harmful pollutants emitted from your carpet, furniture and electronic equipment.

Clean Smart. Opt for eco-friendly alternative, rather than using harsh chemical household cleaners, which can cause health problems and pollute the environment. Today, there are non-toxic and biodegradable cleaning products available at grocery stores.

Use Eco-Friendly Products. Companies such as Dr. Sharp Dentistry have gone the extra mile to ensure that all products positively impact the environment as much as possible. The eco-friendly business has taken the necessary steps to ensure that all products are vegan, not tested on animals, packaging is recyclable and toothpaste boxes are printed using soy ink. Continuing to use such products and encouraging others to do the same can lead to widespread positive impact on our environment.

“No matter what part of the country you live or what kind of house you rent or own, you can make steps to make your space greener,” explains Dr. Sharp. “These steps towards greener living will help preserve and protect our environment for years to come!”

Dr. Sharp created a line of oral hygiene products to give people a healthier alternative. His product line includes Fresh Mint Green Tea toothpaste for adults, Wild Berry Kids toothpaste, Fresh Mint mouthwash and Green Tea Mint dental tape. All products are safe to use, made in the USA, and are gluten-free, have no artificial colors or flavors, are vegan, non-GMO, alcohol-free, fluoride-free, and cruelty-free. Plus, they help whiten teeth and have xylitol, which is a natural sweetener that also helps to fight off cavities. The products are safe for the entire family. To learn more about Dr. Sharp Natural Oral Care products or see where they can be purchased, visit the site at: www.drsharpcare.com.

About Dr. Sharp Natural Oral Care
Dr. Sharp Natural Oral Care is a line of natural oral care products that were created by Dr. Bruno Sharp, a fourth-generation dentist. All products are made from natural, safe ingredients, and are made in the USA. The product line includes toothpaste for children and adults, mouthwash, and dental tape. For more information, visit the site at: www.drsharpcare.com. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram @drsharpnaturaloralcare. For more information about Dr. Bruno Sharp and his dental practice visit www.sharpdentistry.com.

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April 16, 2016

Katie Mead on Global Beauty Masters

​T​he next episode of “Global Beauty Masters features Katie Meade, the first model with Down syndrome to land a beauty campaign.

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Katie has battled heart surgery, competed in the Special Olympics, and shines as a Best Buddies International Global Ambassador. She’s also a daughter, a sister and a friend who has broken down barriers, busted stereotypes and stigmas and won over countless hearts. She is the sole inspiration for Beauty & Pin-Ups’ newest product, Fearless Hair Rescue Masque. For more information on Katie, visit BeautyandPinUps.com.

For the next episode of “Global Beauty Masters,” titled “Meltdowns and Pin-Ups,” Katie will be one of the presenters for the “Pin-Up Challenge” highlighted within the episode.

The episode will be airing on TLC on Monday, April 18 at 11:00 a.m. EST/PST and will also air on Discovery Life on Thursday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m. EST and Tuesday, April 19 at 11:00 a.m. EST.

CLIPS:

· Katie on “Global Beauty Masters”
· Trailer for “Meltdowns and Pin-Ups”

Katie on the “Global Beauty Masters” set:

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April 13, 2016

Nordstrom Beauty Trend Event

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Kick off your spring with Nordstrom Beauty Trend Week at International Plaza, happening April 10th – 16th! This season, join Nordstrom in-store for backstage access to the season’s freshest beauty trends. Inspired by the art and technique of glamorous beauty, the Spring 2016 trends embrace warm natural looks and pretty pops of pastels for a truly new approach to your everyday look.

Here’s a list to additional information on the Beauty Trend Season:

Follow Nordstrom Beauty:
Twitter: @Nordstrom
Instagram: @Nordstrom

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