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
    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.
    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!

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?

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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January 18, 2017

butter LONDON + Project Runway Jr. Winning Look | Episode 4, Day to Night

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Last week on Project Runway Junior®, Tim Gunn asked the designers to create looks that took their models from day to night using their own unique point of view. The butter LONDON makeup needed to be just as versatile. For the winning look, the show’s Key Makeup Artist, Scott Patric, drew a blended out cat eye for a smoky effect while keeping the rest of the look neutral.


Too intense for your regular daytime look? Skip the eyeliner and create a something more subtle, playing up cheeks, brows and lashes. When day turns to night, use butter LONDON’s Wink Eye Pencil in Union Jack Black to line the outer edge of your upper lashes and smudge it out by using a small eyeshadow brush to recreate this winning look.

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February 18, 2016

Celebrity Makeup Artist Sarah Uslan creates Tori Kelly’s fresh look for the Grammys


Celebrity Makeup Artist, Sarah Uslan, created a fresh, flawless look for Tori Kelly this evening to accompany her beautiful, vibrant green dress.

First, Uslan started by prepping her skin with the Burt’s Bees Brightening Refining Tonic to cleanse the skin, followed by the Burt’s Bees Repair Serum to moisturize the skin and provide a natural, dewy glow. Then she applied the Burt’s Bees Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream and Sensitive Eye Cream for an additional amount of hydration followed by the Burt’s Bees BB Cream in Medium to give the skin an illuminating finish.

As for lips, “The perfect color lips to go with her dress was a combination of Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Sedona Sands first to define the lips and then the Burt’s Bees Lipstick in Blush Basin,” says Uslan.

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February 8, 2016

Wake Up with am


You know I am all about those eyes and lips. I would like to share with you these two new products made by Advanced Mineral Makeup, Luxury Lash Mascara and Luxury Lip Gloss. Advanced Mineral has a progressive line of mineral makeup with a wide range of colors for all skin tones. Before I even tried the mascara and lip gloss I read up on the company and was pleased to learn that the products are free of Paraben Talc, fragrance and dyes, just what a natural girl loves to hear.

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The lashes are where it’s at! If you are like me, when I am looking for a mascara I am looking for that mascara that can thicken my lashes give them volume and length all while nourishing them. Well, Luxury Lash Mascara is what we are looking for. Advanced Mineral Luxury Lash Mascara contains Vitamin E, Rosemary, Gold Seal, Chamomile and Sunflower Seed Oil which are all natural ingredients that will not only nourish our lashes but make them come to life. This mascara is not only good to your lashes but it is good to for the active woman. Let’s be honest, we want to look good while working out, playing tennis, or even running around the park after our kids, you will totally appreciate the fact that this mascara is water-resistant and smudge-proof.


Advanced Mineral Luxury Lip Gloss has my lips glistening just like I like it! My lips feel so voluptuous and fuller. The color I have is Candice and it looks so natural with my skin tone, my lips look shiny, juicy and kissable and since we are being honest, really our goal is to make our lips look kissable. Advanced Mineral Lip Gloss comes in different shades all so natural looking. Of course the gloss is full of nourishing ingredients to add moisture to your lips. Click here Advanced Mineral Makeup so you can bat those lashes and pucker up those lips for that special someone in your life.

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January 18, 2016

Get The Look: January Jones at the Critics’ Choice Awards



Avon Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen worked with January Jones for last night’s Critics’ Choice Awards. Get the look from Lauren here:

Lauren’s Inspiration: Playful elegance.

Face: I prepped her skin by using La Mer Moisturizing Cream and Honest Everything Cream Foundation.

Eyes: I used the Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Metal Eyes, lined the eyes with Urban Decay Glide on Eye Pencil in Sabbath and finished with Avon Big & False Lash Volume Mascara in Blackest Black.

Lip: I applied Avon True Color Matte Lipstick in Marvelous Mocha – launching in February.

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December 24, 2015

Pura d’or, PrivateRX, Gerard Cosmetics & more Win it!

The National Examiner American MediaBuy it now! Issue #1 of 2016 turn to page 58 and enter to win your very own box of swag from It’s a Glam Thing with products like Gerard Cosmetics, Apothederm Skin Care, ROCKSTAR White Teeth Whitening, Pura d’or Pure and Organic Hair Care and Dr. Ronald D. Blatt’s PrivateRX products for women’s intimate skin care.

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October 7, 2015

From the editors, Sheen Magazine

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SEVYN STREETER brings Edge, Glam and Sass to the 2015 IT’S TIME TO PARTY edition of SHEEN MAGAZINE (November/December)

October 7, 2015- We are approaching the end of an exhilarating year and now it’s time to celebrate! All eyes are on singer/songwriter SEVYN STREETER as she demands attention center stage. Sevyn spoke with SHEEN about her family’s traditions, her relationship with B.o.B. and her skyrocketing career. The sizzling songstress has transformed from a young child on Showtime at the Apollo to a sultry musical powerhouse and “It won’t Stop there.”

Does your holiday look “sleigh?” Find out the secret to strobing and rock the perfect, flawless glow. Have you ever shopped for makeup products and wondered where the beauty products are for women with darker skin? Kameka Barrett, creator of Kami Cosmetics, developed her own line of products when she saw the lack of options for women of color.

Also, Nykhor Paul sheds light on the common problem of makeup artists not being prepared to do makeup on models with dark skin. Save your precious mane from the elements with tips from Cynthia Meadows and classy updos perfect for your next holiday party.

Put on your stilettos ladies! Transition your look from cubicle to VIP section and learn how to wear your favorite sequin skirt at least four different ways. Editor-in-Chic of Fashion Bomb Daily, Claire Sulmers, gives us a look into the “bomb life.” We highlight the best of superstar athlete Serena William’s dazzling looks.

Sanaa Lathan gives us a peak into her love life and her upcoming projects.

Drinks will be served: the best cocktails to make your holidays a little more festive.

The It’s Time to Party Issue lands on stands October 27, 2015.

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September 23, 2015

Every Women has there “Must Haves” and I just added to Mine

JR Lip Gloss

As women, we all have our “Must Haves”. You know, I must have those shoes, I must have that purse and oh yeah, I must have those jeans. Well some women have more “Must Haves” than others. One of my favorite “Must Haves” is Lip Gloss. Purses too, but today I’m talking about lip glosses. I “Must Have” my lip gloss, I can’t leave home without it. As a matter of fact, my makeup bag is overflowing with lip gloss. Recently, I was sent two beautiful beveled glass containers with rich vivid colors, Berry and Cherry Red.

Just holding them made me smile as I twirled the glass in my hand. I just discovered Jessica Robertson Lip Gloss and they are AMAZING!

Once I opened the container and pulled out the wand the fragrance made my lips curl into a smile, you know; the smile you have when you receive a pleasant surprise. The Lip Gloss is so shiny and moist it really takes my lips to paradise. I really like both colors and with a couple of swipes across my lips and the color/shine ratio is just right on my lips. They have several different colors to choose from, so click on the link and order your favorite colors today.

I have a few new additions to my already overstuffed makeup bag. I can’t leave home without them, JR Lip Glosses are definitely my new “Must Haves”!

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September 9, 2015

Beverly Hills eyebrows are now yours with Anastasia

I was recently introduced to one of the hippest, newest products on the market today that focuses mostly on the eyebrows. Anastasia of Beverly Hills has everything (and I do mean everything) you need to build, shape and color your perfect brow. Originally gone to school to become an architect. Anastasia developed away to take that training & transform it into your own. Her technique simply takes each person’s individual bone structure and with the right stencil you go from there. While watching Alexa do my eyebrows I looked at the stencil and I swear it looked like a blueprint lol.

Anastasia of Beverly Hills

Anastasia of Beverly Hills

Although mostly known for brows, Anastasia now offers contour kits, foundation, powder and much more. So next time you are in your local ULTA, Macy’s or just browsing online check out Anastasia Beverly Hills and get the red carpet brows you have always wanted! Even online will help you find a salon near you so you can make an apt.

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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, check out or find it at your local Ulta!

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