June 6, 2012

Tried and True Beauty Products Segment on “Your Carolina”

Just thought I’d share a few photos from my latest television appearance for It’s A Glam Thing!  It was great talking to  “Your Carolina” hosts Jack and Kimberly about some of our team’s favorite tried and true products.   Love those Carolina accents!

Watch the segment:

Your Carolina with Jack and Kimberly

For more information on the featured products, please visit:

Judith August Cosmetics Everything Pencil

TrendTweeze Waterproof Tweezers

Charleston Girl

LASHEM Eyelash Gel

Rockstar White Teeth Whitening

Rock Your Hair

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June 5, 2012

How To Copy Those MTV Movie Awards Minimal Eyes


At last night’s MTV Movie Awards, these stars chose the less dramatic eye approach. They dared to be different with minimal eyeliner along their bottom lid, setting a matte, more neutral finish. Earthy tones were used on top to show a pop of color. With warmer weather approaching, opting for lighter eyes is a great choice for a fresh finish. The look makes for a unique sexiness showing that sometimes, less is more!

Try the below glō•minerals products to achieve this look and create a statement!

· Precision Eye Pencil in Peach – Line your bottom lids with this sheer liner that glides on like silk and never runs! Use the artist’s blending point on the opposite end of the pencil to spread color.

Price: $16

Where to buy: www.gloprofessional.com

· Eye Shadow – Add a hint of color or attain a matte finish with these rich hues in Sand Pebble, Sea Shell or Bamboo. These shadows deliver crease-free coverage in a base loaded with antioxidants perfect to highlight and contour all eye shapes
Price: $18.50

Where to buy: www.gloprofessional.com

· Lash Lengthening Mascara – Complete the look with long, sultry lashes. Create fullness by applying an extra coat on outer lashes to really open up eyes

Price: $16.50

Where to buy: www.gloprofessional.com

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May 15, 2012

It’s a British Invasion, but this time it’s not music

With London’s fashion flare in cosmetics, it is fun to try the newest and best of their latest products. I personally believe that cosmetics are the key point in every womens life. We don’t really need them but we feel that when we are wearing makeup we feel pretty and more confident about our look.
With so many cosmetics lines out there we are bombarded with questions. Questions like “what will this product do that another won’t”? and “Which line will be the best for me”?

Having been trained in many different lines I have found one cosmetics line that is not only “pocket friendly” but is also great when it comes to long lasting eyeshadow, eyeliner, lipstick application. It is Rimmel London Cosmetics. With colors for every eye shade, Rimmel London ‘s “Glam Eyes” eyeshadow and eye liner, your eyes are sure to pop and say “hello”. Each little eyeshadow pallet has instructions on the back as to where each “highlight” or “lowlight” color can be placed on your eyelid. It helps those who are just starting to wear makeup or those who just want a different look.

A fellow cosmetologist of mine (in the picture above) is wearing the dark blue Rimmel London pallet. I think it really makes her eyes stand out.
So next time you are in the cosmetics department of your favorite Walmart or Walgreens, or even online at rimmellondon.com , look for Rimmel London “Glam Eyes” and try it for your self. I’m sure you will love it.

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May 15, 2012

Bath and Body: You can’t get enough

My mom just cannot seem to get enough of Bath & Body Works. When I recieve anything Bath & Body in the mail I give it to her to try because she is the queen of that store. One fragrance I gave her was a shower gel. Here is what she has to say.

Bath & Body…….ahhhhhh, one of my favorites! I’ll never forget when I discovered Bath & Body Works; it provided me with a whole new world of lotions & sprays for everyday use and pampering. I was also delighted to find a whole new store of gift ideas that I had stayed away from before because I had believed that fragrances were way to personal to decide for another person.

At Bath & Body, the selection is immense and I can always find something that I know others will enjoy using when they feel like just pampering themselves.
Shower gel is not one of the products that I had previously used because I was still a “soap & water” bather. For my first shower gel experience, I tried one of the Signature Series…..”Wild Apple Daffodil” fragrances. It is a delightful luxury! It not only cleans and softens your skin, but also has a wonderful fragrance to enjoy. The Aloe Vera and vitamin E is so kind to your skin that you feel like you are doing more than showering. You are, in essence, doing your skin a favor by pampering it with nourishment and a moisturizer.

“Bath & Body Works” products have added a whole new dimension to my life. Now I take the time to pamper me because I have the products to enhance the pampering experience. Because Bath & Body products are reasonably priced, I tend to keep well stocked with several different fragrances to cater to my various pampering moods. With stocking a variety there is always one that entices me to take time for myself no matter how I am feeling that day.

Try the shower gel; you will be glad that you introduced yourself to one more luxury in life that you deserve. Now I think that I have to stock up on different shower gel fragrances to match my lotions and sprays. Thank You Bath & Body Works!

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April 11, 2012

Is it a Gumball? No Its a lip balm

To tell you about the EOS Lip Balm Smooth Spheres is my guest blogger. My mom, Sharon Hatcher. She tried EOS and fell in love with it. Here is what she has to say.

Lip balm with so many flavors to crave…..
And oh such good stuff too! EOS (Evolution of Smooth) lip balm is 100% natural and packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, Shea butter and jojoba oil. It does a great job of keeping your lips moist, soft, & smooth… just the way you, like them. These attractive pastel colored, egg shaped containers offer 6 flavors of the smoothest lip balm I’ve ever encountered. Flavors to meet your cravings and even to meet your special needs like “Lemon Drop SPF 15” and “Medicated Tangerine”. Other flavors you might crave are “Summer Fruit”, “Strawberry Sorbet””, “Honeysuckle Honeydew” & “Sweet Mint”.

Previously my lip balm always got lost in my purse, but the unique sphere shape of this special product makes it easy to find. One reach into my purse and my fingers instantly recognize the shape and grab my lip balm for a quick replenishment to my hungry, dry lips.

EOS Organic Lip Balm Smooth Spheres can be found at many major retailers like Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens and CVS and also at www.EvolutionofSmooth.com

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March 23, 2012

Bellissima Borghese

Most of us, men included are obsessed with our hair! Easy to see why……it is reported that the first thing a person notices when meeting someone is their hair. The length, the color, the style, the lack of it, whatever….many of us are willing to spend mega dollars on maintaining our tresses!

In our dream world, we want products that actually help repair and restore our locks. Most products that are out there in the hair care world contain silicone based products. Silicone sits on top of the hair, its molecules too large to penetrate into the hair. It is great for quick fixes, but that’s about it. We also want professional grade, easy access and low maintenance products that won’t break our budgets!

Borghese to the rescue! Our Tuscan fairy Godmother and a name synonymous with high-end, luxurious skin care products for generations has heard our hair cares woes and responded! Once again the company that has captured the tradition of classic Italian beauty, modernizing it and creating a collection of products of unparalleled effectiveness, has launched a new line of premium hair care products.

Borghese, along with Primary One Brands, have unleashed a line of Borghese hair care products includes Venetian Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner; Modena Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner; Salermo Silking Hair Oil; Tuscany Thickening Cream; Giovanni Volumizing Hair Gel; Siena Styling Spray; Siena Finishing Hair Spray; Milan Volumizing Mousse; and Capri Style-In Conditioner and their men’s line is slated to be released in the fall (which I intend on borrowing them!). The hair care products are formulated with Borghese’s proprietary Acqua Di Vita Complex, the main age-defying ingredient found in many of the company’s products. This Complex, small enough to penetrate into hair shafts, is known for its rejuvenating and healing effects is found in mineral waters and volcanic mud in the Tuscany region.

I have always associated Borghese products as one of the finest in luxury, to be savored for those ultimate pampering sessions. The hair care line has a price point ranging from $13 to $18, and is sold in national drugstore chains and department stores, from CVS/Pharmacy,Walgreen’s, to Duane Reade and more, it means everyday becomes a pampering session………….. Borghese making us all che bella donnas!

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March 20, 2012

How to Wear Spring’s Hottest Trends—More Than Once

Info from Fashion Stylist and Designer Claudia Patel (claudiapatel.com) Tamasha Knit (www.tamasha-knit.com).

From the west to east coast—it’s quite apparent that early spring has sprung. With temperatures on the rise, early this year, it’s that time of year again. Time to rid your closet of bulky winter clothing and decorate it with your favorite seasonal red carpet and runway-inspired trends. When shopping for your spring wardrobe, how do you pick versatile items that can last through the season? Fashion Stylist and Designer Claudia Patel and Tamasha Knit Designer Haesu Kwon break down this year’s spring versatile must-have items that can be worn throughout the season in a number of ways.

Bold and Bright Accessories

Bold colors and accessories are big for spring this year. “It’s time to purchase pieces reflecting colors of the rainbow; neon orange or tangerine are great colors for the coming season,” touts Haesu. This spring it’s all about making a statement—in color. Large floral patterns, futuristic prints and color-blocking are just a few of the many colorful trends you will want to purchase for the spring when it comes to clothing. What about when it comes to your accessories? “A statement belt is a great piece to purchase,” explains Claudia. “Liven up your outfit with a neon belt or a bold bag. Be bold and daring with your accessories. You can easily wear them in the summertime for a fun summer look as well. Same goes for your flats. Experiment with different colors and patterns to spring your basic outfit to a whole new level.”

Spring Cardigans/Shirts

Dress your closet up with cardigans, pastel colored shirts and feather-weight sweaters in shades of mint and peach. “Though bold colors are in for the spring, you should make some extra closet space for pastels for the season,” suggests Haesu. This is a look you can take with you into early summer. Wear your pastel shirt with a simple pencil skirt. Add some bold or tribal jewelry to make a statement. Versatile cardigans are a must this spring. And if the temperature starts to rise—wear your cardigan as an accessory. Simply wrap your cardigan around your shoulders. “Cardigans are great for layering and can be worn in number of ways, adds Claudia Patel. “Throw on a cardigan over your dress to add a pop of color. Take your look from day-to-night—dress your look down with a cardigan and remove for a night out with friends. Experiment with different patterns and shades. If a cardigan is not your style, try light spring blazers. Same guidelines, different look!”

Spring Dress

With talk of pastel cardigans and bold accessories—you will need the perfect spring dress. Try a basic neutral dress or a bold simple one. What better versatile piece to use as this year’s spring fashion canvas? “A neutral dress is a fashion staple that can be transformed into a number of looks, ranging from classic to fun,” says Claudia Patel. Basic neutral tones are big this spring. “Pair a basic nude dress with a pop of color, bold colored flats or bright jewelry,” adds Haesu. “There is nothing boring about neutral. Add metallic hardware to make a statement without being too bold. Don’t stick to one trend or restrict yourself. Pair a bold dress with metallic accessories. Mix two bold complimentary colors. Mix trends or change them up with your personal style. It’s all about feeling confident and being you.” Though basics are great, floral prints are also a hot trend this spring. “Wear a floral short dress with metallic pumps, says Claudia. “Pick complimentary and contrasting colors to change up your look from week to week. You can wear the same dress and transform your look each time. Throw on a blazer to make your outfit work appropriate. Spice it up with heels and wear it to a dinner with friends.”

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March 14, 2012


MAXFOWLES is a sophisticated ready-to-wear line created by design team Max and Parisa Fowles. The brand combines European elegance with a sharp New York influence, creating a wardrobe for an international city girl. Their passion for luxury fabrics and impeccable tailoring is reflected in the timelessness of each piece.

MAXFOWLES debut collection reflects a modern freshness, while putting an emphasis on fine fabrics, from beautiful cashmeres and silks to the brand`s signature diamond stitch leathers. It results in an effortlessly sensual look, anchored with the core values of craftsmanship, perfect detailing and understated luxury. MAXFOWLES retails between $240 and $2,530.

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February 9, 2012

Indulge in Your Love of Diamonds with DuePunti

Indulge in Your Love of Diamonds with DuePuntiJewelry…..I can’t think of any women who doesn’t in some way, shape or form have a thing for these shiny objects. Diamonds? Even better. I have collected some wonderful sparklers over the years. And I hate to admit; lately my enjoying them has been delegated to my opening a drawer to view them. Don’t get me wrong—I love them, I think they are beautiful, but unless I am headed to a formal event, I am not wearing them much. They are a little too dressy, too conventional and they don’t really go with casual wear, work-out wear and basically most of my everyday activities. Worrying about losing them while engaging in some frivolous activity? Even if they are ensured, they are irreplaceable, so back in the jewelry drawer they go!

I like wearing jewelry. I pretty much feel lost without wearing any. I like rings, but am I really going to wear a diamond while roller-blading??? I would if I could find one that was inexpensive, fun to wear and could match whatever fashion or mood I happened to be in that day. Well, if I was looking for an unconventional diamond to wear for casual and playtime, I found them in DuePunti!

DuePunti has taken diamond rings to a new level. They have taken diamonds rings exercised them as strictly engagement rings and luxury items, and made them into everyday wear. Flexible, silicone rings with a 0.02 carat diamond embedded, in 19 colors to choose from. Wear singly, or mix and match to your outfit, your day, your mood……the combinations are pretty much endless. Imagine- diamond rings at an everyday low price. Perfect gift for those young girls as their first diamond! A great Valentine’s Day gift for a woman of any age! You can see more at www.boutiquetoyou.com

And they are fun! It’s great to have a diamond with a modern, fun vibe at affordable prices! Add some bling to any outfit! Now to find a color that complements my wet suit!

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January 31, 2012

The SAG Awards: Red Carpet Beauty Trends for Spring

Ah, awards season. Any beauty maven worth her salt waits all year to watch as the biggest stars in Hollywood do their part to predict the dominant trends for next season. This year’s Screen Actor’s Guild Awards were no different, featuring noticeable beauty trends that will surely be sought-after come next season. Here, makeup expert, founder and CEO of FACES Beautiful and creator of the Brush-On Liquid Mineral Makeup, Gail Sagel, shares her favorite looks from the star-studded evening and offers insider tips for everyday wear.

Coral Clique

With many celebrities embracing the “less is more” philosophy when it comes to makeup, it was no surprise that understated beauty was the winner at the SAG Awards. As Gail puts it, “Coral is natural without being boring; it allows for color without anything overpowering your natural beauty. What we saw on Sunday night were celebrities embracing the minimalist look, but creating a dewier, softer version. The key here is to create a face that looks like it was sun-kissed.”

· Start with an all-over foundation that allows natural shine to come through. Gail suggests the FACES Beautiful Brush-On Liquid Mineral Makeup for a dewy finish without looking too shiny.

· When it comes to blush and lip color, make sure to consider skin tone. The lighter the skin, the softer the coral should be; think peachy. If skin is medium, a pinky-coral is the most flattering. Darker skin tones can play with the color and go with a more intense orange tone.

· Gail cautions that it’s easy to go overboard with coral, so women should choose just one feature to play up. For example, if the lip color of choice is a stark, bold coral, give the cheeks a rest, as it will detract from the overall look.

Bold Brows

Eyebrows are having a moment. With so many celebrities embracing the bold brows trend, beauty-conscious women everywhere are taking note that this look will continue on through spring. Gail offers her expert eyebrow shaping advice: “Eyebrows are one of my favorite facial features because they really change the entire look of a face. For that reason, you have to be extremely careful with the bold brow trend, because too much brow can be overwhelming, while not enough can actually look unflattering on most face shapes.”

· First, find the right eye shadow color to fill in the eyebrow. For light brows, the color should be one or two shades darker than the normal eyebrow color, but not too dark, as it won’t blend well. For dark brows, choose a shade lighter.

· Using an angled eye shadow brush, fill in from the base of the brow upward. Afterward, run an eyebrow spooly brush through, brushing upward and making sure that all spots are filled in.

· To set eyebrows in place, use a tinted brow gel like Bare Escentials I.D. Brow Finishing Gel to ensure that these new masterpieces say set throughout the day and into the night.

Pastel Pouts

Pastel colors were all over the runways for spring 2012, encouraging celebrities to wear bright lips with confidence at the SAG Awards. “It’s so fun that colors like coral and fuchsia are being embraced by Hollywood. Many women shy away from a bold lip because it’s difficult to find the perfect match, but don’t be discouraged. Take advantage of the test products at your local beauty store and invest in some pastel tones for spring,” says Gail.

· Fair skin tones are lucky, as pinks complement the tone well. Try a lighter pink that has a peachy undertone, but stay away from a dark, extremely bright pink. Those colors will wash out your overall look.

· For medium skin tones, berry shades are best. Rather than going with a wine-colored berry, try a soft version of fuchsia. Think deep pinks and corals over bright shades.

· This trend was made for dark skin tones. For maximum impact, choose a pink with blue undertones. For show-stopping appeal, don an orange-hued coral.

“The key to any of these looks is to find the right version; settle on a color palate that brightens your skin and brings out the best of one’s own features. As they say, the most beautiful thing a woman can wear is her confidence.”

Information courtesy of Gail Sagel, www.FACESBeautiful.com.

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