June 27, 2016

It’s a Glam Thing, Enya Flack & Good Day Charlotte

Today, Enya Flack, It’s a Glam Thing presents beauty products that are “Just now” & “wow” to the Good Day Charlotte audience.

Enya Flack Good Day Charlotte

Let’s start off with something fun!

New Pedicure Must-Haves – Dip into Pretty toe separators ($12.99 a set). Don’t smudge your
next pedicure, leave the spa with these quirky, fun & blingy toe separators. Unlike traditional
pedicure spacers, Dip into Pretty’s toe separators are individual pieces that allow for maximum
comfort and easy removal. They are whimsical and blingy designs like ice cream cones, flowers,
hearts and more. www.dipintopretty.com

What’s new from the “Trusted and True” Tweezerman brand?

Tweezerman Curl-n- Go Eyelash Curler ($19) For beautiful, long lasting curl on-the- go this is
the portable version of the Tweezerman Classic Lash Curler. It folds into a compact travel tool
specially crafted for great on-the- go lashes. Perfect for purse and travel. www.tweezerman.com

It’s true, hair doesn’t only get static, frizz and fly aways in winter, Summer tresses can
suffer from the same.

Static Schmatic for Hair is the secret to protecting your beautiful tresses and your perfect blow
out with only natural ingredients – Distilled water, Plant Based Soap, Coconut Oil, glycerin and
salt. Eliminate frizz and flyaway hairs with this natural alternative to harmful static sprays ($12).

Oval make-up brushes are the newest beauty trend!

We were able to track down an oval make up brush set for under $50! At www.mymakeupbrushset.com . From highlighting to contouring, this 10piece set gives you
so many options for doing your makeup. The brushes have an oval shape design that is perfect
for blending foundation, blush, eyeliner, eyeshadow or powders and more. With so many
different sized brushes to choose from, you can achieve any look you want and they are easy to
use. Made with Synthetic Hair, firm grip handle and tilted brush tip.

What’s another tool to straighten hair besides a flat iron?

The Luma Brush is a mix of a flat iron and a styling brush. Instead of using a traditional flat iron
that squeezes hair between two flat heating elements to straighten your hair, you simply brush
it. Now gorgeous, sleek and smooth hair can be achieved in minutes with just a few strokes from your roots to your tips. If it takes you about 20 minutes to straighten your hair with
a flat iron, it’ll take you about two minutes with Luma! Luma Brush heats up to a constant temperature of 185/365 F in 60 seconds. ($79) www.lumabrush.com

What is Sprayable Nail Polish?

Spray Perfect is a new spray on nail polish featuring new technology that lets color adhere to nails, but easily washes off skin with soapy water and gentle rubbing. The color only adheres to your nails! Spray Perfect is available in a variety of colors, including Racy Red, Passion Purple, Party Pink, Naked Nude, Sexy Silver, Whimsical White and Black Beauty. It dries in under 1 Minute. It’s ($19.99) for two bottles of Spray Perfect in the colors of your choice, plus the Spray Perfect Base and Top Coat.   Spray Perfect is currently available online at www.BuySprayPerfect.com.

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March 31, 2016

Three Cheers for Biosil!

As the old saying goes “The proof of the pudding is in the eating” I was told by a gal working at my local health food store that Biosil would greatly improve issues that I was having from my hypothyroidism, specifically with my hair and nails. For nine months now I have faithfully taken Biosil and have seen a noticeable improvement in my skin, hair, nails, and joints! Knee pain that I used to suffer terribly from when running, skiing and or playing soccer has become almost non-existent. My hair is thicker and my nails seem to grow faster. And the weirdest one of all…. my grey hairs seem to be fading, which I might add was even verified by my colorist. Then on top of it all I stumbled upon Christie Brinkley who appears to be touting all of the same things and then some. How fantastic does she look for 61! Collagen… Collagen… Collagen.

In researching Biosil it appears to be an advanced collagen generator, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, strengthening and thickening hair, improving skin elasticity as well as strengthening nails.

Honestly this is one of those things that you just need to try out for yourself and do some reading up on reviews of the product. Definitely worth giving it a go!


About Barb:

Barb was born and raised in Calgary Canada. She moved to Vancouver to go to UBC and pursue her dream of becoming an actress. She spent 30 years as a commercial actress as well as spending a year abroad modelling. She has always had an avid interest in natural ways to maintain looking youthful.  Natural Beauty has given her a creative outlet to explore the products available in todays market.

About Christy:

Christy was born and raised in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. She started acting in the theatre at age 10 and by the time she was 12 Christy was working regularly in the film and television industry. Christy was also an athlete and excelled in track, soccer, and basketball. After high school she backpacked through Europe and then continued with her education at the University of Victoria. Christy has always been very intrigued by health/wellness and exploring beauty from the inside out. She is an avid researcher and her curiosity and advocation for advanced beauty regimens allow her to explore many unique practices and products.  Christy still lives in Canada with her husband and three daughters. She is currently an entrepreneur and stay at home mom. 

Watch Barb & Christy on YouTube & Subscribe now! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7G8DMfWhE_GG6g383VQjUA

Like Barb & Christy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barbandchristy/


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March 29, 2016

Two days left… Enter to win value over $300

March is here and so is our new IAGT surprise giveaway Beauty Box with a bonus gift from Scarology .

Enter here: http://itsaglamthing.com/giveaways/its-a-glam-thing-beauty-box/

It's a Glam Thing Beauty Box

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January 14, 2016

Pura d’or Vitamin C Serum As seen in Nailpro Magazine

Pura d'or in NAILPRO Magazine January 2016.

Pura d’or in NAILPRO Magazine January 2016.

Check out the PURA D’OR Professional Strength 20 Vitamin C Serum here: https://www.purador.com/professional-strength-20-vitamin-c-serum

Thank you Nailpro magazine.


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December 2, 2015

NAILS Parent Company Buys Modern Salon Media

This just in…..


Bobit Publishing Modern Salon

Bobit Business Media, publisher of NAILS Magazine and VietSALON, has acquired the assets of Modern Salon Media from Vance Publishing Corp. Modern Salon Media is the leading information resource for the professional salon community. Its family of integrated, multi-media brands serves and connects salon professionals at every stage of their careers and melds beautifully with Bobit’s NAILS and VietSALON brands. The brands include Modern Salon, Salon Today, and First Chair as well as several custom media and digital products.

Steve Reiss, publisher of Modern Salon Media, based in Lincolnshire, IL, will continue to lead those brands with Michele Musgrove, associate publisher/editorial director.

Michelle Mullen, publisher of NAILS and VietSALON, said, “Our readership of nail professionals will benefit from our having such deep reach into the professional salon industry. Combining our resources will help us serve the market even better.”

Read more: http://www.nailsmag.com/news/113408/nails-parent-company-buys-modern-salon-media?ref=NLS-NewsAlert-20151201&utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Enewsletter


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November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving nail art


Tan Nguyen of Conroe, Texas, demonstrates this nail art design perfect for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Nail Art

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October 28, 2015

Halloween candy corn nails

Here is a step-by-step on how to get a candy corn Halloween nail look from Skyy Hadley, celebrity manicurist and owner of As U Wish Nail Salon.

Skyy Hadley halloween nails

Skyy Hadley Halloween nails







Paint one half of the nail in white (Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Get Mod) and the other in yellow (Lauren B. Coachella Valley Sun).

Apply nail art stickers (hole reinforcers cut in half).Apply two on each nail as shown below.

Nail art stickers

Nail art stickers





Working on one nail at a time, paint the area inside the stickers with orange nail polish (Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Tribal Sun)Carefully remove the stickers.Repeat on all other nails. Allow 5 minutes for your nail design to dry and finish it with a coat of a top coat (Lauren B. Gel-like Top Coat).

Sally Hansen Nail Polish

Ready for Trick or Treat!!!



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August 13, 2015

Celebrity Wedding Trends


Julee Ireland with Terri Ouellette on Sonoran Living Live ABC “CELEBRITY WEDDING TRENDS”

Almond Tree Wedding Boutique
Traditional wedding gowns are falling to the wayside as celebrities and brides opt for comfort, price and a more personalized style for their big day! Here’s the Trend.  Three and Two piece wedding gowns with removable skirts!  Wear a more formal, long skirt for your walk down the aisle and drop your skirt to reveal  a knee-length dress underneath so you can easily head straight for your reception!  You can also purchase a three-piece ensemble with a bodice, long skirt and then change into a short sassy skirt for your reception.  How fun is that?  Or maybe you want to pair your bodice top with a pair of blue jeans and cowboy boots for a barn or outdoor wedding? Whatever you decide to do just make it your own. Anything goes these days. Dare to be different and shine in your own personal style. After all, it’s your special day, so kick up your heels and hang on for the ride of your life! Price Range: Starting at $200 plus, there is Something for every brides budget.


Almond Tree Wedding Boutique Two-piece gown

Almond Tree Wedding Boutique
5355 East High Street Suite 129 Phoenix, AZ 85054
Phone: (602) 606-9565

Renee Pawele (pronounced Pavell)
Toss away the bridal veil and make way for a Royal affair!  Here’s the Trend.  Crowns, tiaras, headbands and jewels!  Everyone is a princess and Renee Pawele of Renee Pawele Bride makes the most decadent jewels I have ever seen! She draws inspiration from the world around her and each individual bride so every piece she designs is unique. There is nothing cookie cutter about her!  With Renee Pawele you are purchasing an heirloom piece that can be worn again after your wedding day as well as handed down to the next generation.  She has made custom pieces for celebrities including the reining Miss USA who wore her custom jewels the evening she was crowned!  You can find Renee once a month at Kleinfields the original Say Yes to the Dress bridal boutique in New York City, at bridal boutique trunk shows around the country or online at www.reneepawelebride.com.  Price Range: $200 to $500

Renee Pawele Bride

Renee Pawele Bride

Renee Pawele Bride
Available for purchase via trunk shows or online (949)723-0121

Lux Wedding Florist
Just like the trend of tossing aside the Traditional wedding gown we are seeing a trend towards wedding floral decor with a blend of anything that’s out of the ordinary! Really nothing is off-limits for any bride today!  Here’s the Trend. The Pantone color of the year Marsala is big and ordinary Roses are out! It’s all about an eclectic mix with succulents, berries, exotic flowers in rich deep tones paired with pastel blues and soft pink hues.  Interesting containers are also in.  Think outside-the-box when it comes to bridal bouquets, floral centerpieces and boutineers. Price Range: Something for every brides budget


Lux Wedding Florist

Lux Wedding Florist
2050 South 16th Street, Suite 107 Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone: (602) 707-6295

Super Star Nail Lacquer
Celebrities and brides alike want every little detail from their head to their toes be perfect on their wedding day. That includes your hair, makeup and nails! Here’s the Trend.  Pastel colored nails are walking down the aisle adding a bridal pop of color. I love Superstar Nail Lacquer and its color line!  Ariana Pierce started Superstar Nail Lacquer at the tender age of 17. She was inspired to create a culture for women that would help them to recognize that their nails were just as important as their style. She has over 32 richly formulated nail lacquers designed to make you feel like a celebrity. Super Star Nail Lacquer is chip resistant, long-lasting, quick drying and formaldehyde-free.  Price: $12.00
Super Star Nail Lacquer
Avialable for purchase Online


DIY on the FLY by Julee Ireland Wedding Place Card and Wedding Favor

DIY on the Fly Wedding Place Card by Julee Ireland

Seating your guests in style sets the tone for the celebration that’s ahead.  Here’s a few double duty DIY ideas for seating place cards that also make great wedding party favors at the same time.

Mini Terrarium

1. Start by purchasing a mini glass container that you like.  I found a few at Michael’s craft stores that I liked.

2. Add gravel, moss or sand depending on the container that you choose.

3.  Purchase floral stems of succulents or other small-scale flower stems that you like.

4.  Add the filler first.  If you are using a container you may want to use a glue gun to secure your gravel or moss to the inside of the glass container.

5.  If you are using the bulb as pictured. Pour some fine grain sand into the bulb filling it to your desired look.

6.  Cut your succulents or small flowers from your stems and depending on the container you use either glue them in place or stuff them into the bulb dropping them down into the sand.  (I used a pencil to help position my succulent stems where I wanted them into my bulb).

7.  Add your place card tag with your guest name or guest name and table number.

Voila!  There are many ways to display your place cards.  I personally love putting them at each place setting in the center of a plate or right above a napkin.  Enjoy your special day and leave your guests with a unique wedding favor gift that will keep on giving.

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August 2, 2015

~Miami presents the IBeautyShow~

Pack your bags and head south! The IbeautyShow will take over the Miami Convention Center August 30-31. With education for future & current professionals as well as distributors will display, sell and demonstrate their products! I am so stoked to attend this event as well and share more with you about their Barber & Nail Competitions! Stay tuned for pictures & and overall review of the show! Also, to industry professionals, come join us for this event by visiting www.ibeautyshow.com You don’t want to miss it!

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July 22, 2015

Coming in for a “Soft Landing”

I love doing my nails, I mean all us women love doing or getting our nails done am I right? But the only downfall of doing our nails is the mess we have to endure with all the nail filings, glitter, and spilled nail polish the chaos seems never ending. That is until you find that you can now come in for a “Soft Landing” mani/pedi with Soft Landings Towels. Owned and operated by Kathy Weltman, Soft Landings makes clean up a breeze.

Soft Landings Towels Logo

Soft Landings Towels Logo

I wish I had known about these when I was a little girl. I can remember my mom would always get a little panicked when I painted my nails especially when designs got involved. Not much has changed but also this time with Soft Landings Towels, everything gets trapped within the fibers and can just be scooped up and tossed out. Soft Landings is also very beneficial for the salon professional when doing acrylics, and natural nail mani/pedis. Of course in the salon using the entire towel is the best so that it can cover the entire table top. But when I’m doing my nails at home, I cut the towel into sections big enough for one hand. That way you can have more than one.

Soft Landings Packaging

Soft Landings Packaging

Not only does Soft Landings Towels offer their line of Table Towels, they also have individual squares for removing gel or shellac polish. But that’s not it. Oh NO! A product like this is the true “jack of all trades” when it comes to uses. When in need grab them for your facial room or even for cosmetics. In fact some well known names proudly use the Soft Landings towels such as Essie, Milday Text books, Footlogix and Dazzle Dry… just to name a few.

So if you are tired of the mess, and don’t want to deal with anymore nasty lint bugs, or staining etc. check out www.softlandingstowels.com “Put your hands on these”

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