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

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DaySpa Magazine features Out of Africa Pomegranate Body Butter

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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.


“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.


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.


· 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

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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March 7, 2016

Lisa’s Product Spotlight

It’s Lisa and I am happy, happy!! It is going to hit 70 degrees this week here in Rhode Island. This delightful bit of info has prompted me to get my Spring/Summer arsenal of beauty products in order. As I move things to my beauty closet’s back row, to the front and center or to the trash, I will periodically pop up a post about one of the products I am loving for beauty right now!

Here is my first, actually, my first two. Be sure to check the products out thoroughly HERE.

For Bikini Waxing and Shaving, added to my shelves this season are the PrivateRX brand of Cooling Pads and Soothing Serum to keep my bikini area in shape for “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini” season.

PrivateRX Cooling Pads

PrivateRX Cooling Pads

PrivateRX Soothing Serum

PrivateRX Soothing Serum


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February 25, 2016

Ageless-Maintaining your Youth and Enhancing your Beauty

7K3A6506 (1)Although a positive attitude is the most important aspect in maintaining beauty and health.  I will be telling you my rules on the physical aspects of ageless beauty that I always live by.

I just turned 53 so I am all about maintaining youth and beauty and I can’t stress enough how important a regular beauty regiment is which should be a part of the way you live your life so that you can maintain your youth and beauty, for the many years to come.

As we age things happen to every part of our body, its just a fact of life. The key is to try and slow the process down and in many cases, improve upon it. This can be accomplished by being faithful to living as clean of a life as possible and having a regular beauty regimen that you stick to each day.

CUT OUT BAD HABITS – This means cutting things out like smoking or being around those who smoke. Smokers get more wrinkles. This may be difficult if you have any smokers around you but smoking is one of the worst culprits for aging not to mention it causes cancer.

Other bad habits such as excessive drinking of alcohol should be sworn off. Of course an occasional drink is fine but too much rapidly ages your skin, since alcohol dries out the skin itself.

Clean Food- Keep your body healthy. Make sure you eat lots of healthy foods and vegetables. It is important to try to use vegetables that don’t have pesticides because of there strongly possible poisonous content. Growing a garden this is ideal, but for most people it is impossible. Most of us will just have to get the best option such as going to the Sunday farmers market or to a vendor that sells vegetables that are grown pesticide free.

Cut sugar intake- Sugars in excess cause a multitude of problems and should be limited. Occasional limited sugar or natural sugar like fruit is the best option.

Cut Stress- Stress reduction is a must in terms of keeping yourself looking and feeling young. Stress also contributes to a plethora of illnesses as well as reducing the required defense of your immune system.

Even having a pet can help help reduce stress. If you have an animal spend time stroking and loving it. Studies show this this helps reduce stress and anxiety.

Get plenty of rest so that your system keeps an even healthy balance. If you cannot sleep try getting more exercise during the day and try doing exercises like yoga. Any type of exercise is great though. Find something that you enjoy doing which invites restful sleep at night. workout

When I am stressed I take a hot bath which relaxes me. I add olive oil or coconut oil to help my skin. Dimming the lights or turning off the light and burning a candle or candles also helps a great deal to relax.

Morning routine- In the morning make sure your face is clean. Put your favorite moisturizer on when it soaks in then use an SPF of 15 or higher to protect your face and neck. Now a days many of the base makeups have an SPF. This is one of the most important steps to protect you from the damaging rays of the sun. Re apply ever few hours. If you are in direct sun you may even want to wear a hat.

Also don’t forget to apply to you body the moisturizer and an SPF for any exposed body parts. Aging takes place over the whole body so do not ignore pampering and protecting it.DSC_8863

Teeth- The mouth and the face are the first things that other people look at. Teeth are a strong indicator of beauty and health.

Floss after breakfast to release the food that is automatically impacted beneath the gums which house the bacteria that cause not only bad breath but also feeds bacteria to cause multiple serious diseases throughout the entire body. Additionally, it is easy for others to see when the mouth and smile have not been taken care of. Yellow or brown teeth and bad looking gums age a person greatly. If you want to maintain your youth and beauty please floss and brush after every meal and especially before bed.

Vitamins- Because I work out hard, I like to take a multiple vitamin to ensure I am getting all I need for my body.

Night routine- At night, before bedtime is a great time to help your body, since it repairs itself at its best when you are sleeping, so that any preparation at night will aid in optimal repair.

Skin- At night exfoliate your skin with a gentle cleanser or wash with honey. Put on a moisturizer. I also use retinol cream to finish. I use it a few times a week and only a pea size for my whole face and neck. Put a light moisturizer on your body at night as well.

Lashes- For my Lashes I use Revitalash every night as it works well and having long thick lashes is a sign of youth and beauty. This is most important as lashes tend to lessen as we age. There are other lash products on the market so find one that works for you if you want to maintain a beautiful full set of lashes.

Hydration- Before bed drink some water. This is very important and your body will love you. Fill up a glass of water and have it near your bed so if you get thirsty you can drink it throughout the night. Hydration will aid in keeping your body looking and functioning its best. I use purified water.

teeth- brush and floss. You can also do a teeth whitening when you feel you need it to keep those pearly whites. There are many brands available.

If you follow all these rules then you should be well on your way to maintaining your youth and beauty.

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February 19, 2016

It’s a Malibu Times “Win it” with It’s a Glam Thing

It's a Glam Thing Beauty Basket Feb. 18 Malibu Times

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Malibu Times It's a Glam Thing Beauty Box Entry Form

Malibu Times It’s a Glam Thing Beauty Box Entry Form

Products from brands like:
Gerard Cosmetics
Whitening Lightning
Zaya Oils


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February 5, 2016

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February 2, 2016

Top 10 Amazing Birthday Gifts for your Sister



There are many special women in our lives. Our mothers, aunts, friends, mentors and daughters are incredibly important but sisters are the best. You might get into fights due to little disagreements but your sister is and will always be your sister. You will always love her. Sisters have watched you grow, helped you in keeping your secrets from mum and dad, she’s been as excited over your first kiss just as you were and she has never forgotten your birthday or wedding anniversary. It is therefore very important that you reward them with an awesome gift on their birthday. The following gifts will surprise her and even deepen your love for each other.

  1. Themed Birthday Party

With her travel destination in mind, plan a birthday party with all the details of that place. A Paris based Party and cake with every invited party dressed in the high French designs; she will be over the moon. If she is fond of a book or a TV- Series, take the opportunity to create a themed party around her favourite fantasy world. All guests should also dress in line with the theme. Be sure to carry tissue.

  1. Jewelry

A good quality piece of jewelry custom-made for them speaks volumes. Sisters are meant to be appreciated and valued. A golden pendant with a locket or one with her initials and they will definitely keep her smiling.

Knowing your sister’s personality is a role that you have to undertake throughout your lives. A fashionista would love glam earrings, if she is sentimental; the engraved, printed or stamped jewelry will be a perfect match for her while your girly-girly sister would love a delicately molded necklace. While picking the perfect metal, consider her preference; some love gold, others silver. Make her happy.

  1. Books

Sisters take care of each other in all aspects of life. Even if your sister isn’t a big reader, introduce her to the world of books. Whether your sister loves comics, science, history, art or travel, you will always get the right book. It is important for your sister to grow educated and learn all as well as travel. You travel through books. For your book loving sister, get her that book she has been talking about for months. She will appreciate your efforts further if you get it signed by their favourite author.

  1. Gadgets

Pampering your younger siblings/ sister with the latest gadget in her colour and with the best camera features never goes wrong. They might have been dreaming about that gadget for nights. Add a preferred type of music in the player and some family photos. You never know, she might even turn out to be the best web and software developer!

  1. Movie Tickets

If your sister loves Star-Wars movies and one is premiering on the big screens, get her tickets. She will love them. You can enjoy sister moments with popcorn/ ice cream. You won’t go wrong with this.

  1. Gift Basket

Some sisters are hard to please and yours might be one of them. To avoid the disappointment from a single gift, get her a beautiful gift basket with the best wine, chocolate, jewelry, perfumes, lotions and hair accessories. You will be thanked, and hugs and kisses will be flowing your way.

  1. Savings Account

Teaching your sister good saving habits will have to start from somewhere. Open up a savings account for them and put in a few dimes. To avoid spending, let them have a target and a dream item/ service to save up for. This will inculcate good financial management habits in their lives and you’ll be glad you did that later in life.

  1. Weekend Get-Away

For your outgoing and lover of travelling, you can gift her air tickets to her favourite destination. The two of you can use that time to bond and catch up. You rarely get the time to catch up on everything in the fast paced society.

  1. Shoes

Well, ladies love shoes! Get your sister a beautiful pair of heels and she will love you a little more. A good shoe speaks volumes of an individual’s personality. Let her know this as you gift her.

  1. Spa Session

Ladies and girls love being pampered. A spa session with your sister and mother or your sister and her daughter or friend will be appreciated. Sometimes, all they need is to get away from their busy schedules, relax and bond.

Showing sisterly love is very important because a sister means the world. You might get into fights but she is your sister and you should appreciate them.

Author Bio

Curtis Johns is a relationship expert and a jewelry collector. He advices couples and families on the importance of gifting; however small the gift might appear. Visit his blog ‘Family-Collections’ to learn more and have a look at some of his jewelry collection.




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