October 30, 2017

Give Me Some Sugar

Wait, before you go trick or treating know what that sugar is doing to your body.  Sugar has many harmful affects to the body, we all pretty much have heard that too much sugar is bad for us, right?  Yes, sure we have, we’ve all heard that too much sugar contributes to weight gain and yuck mouth but what is too much sugar?  Too much sugar is more than 6 tsps (25 grams ) for women and 9 tsps (38 grams) for men a day.

Too much sugar is much more dangerous than we were taught as kids.  Did you know that too much sugar can age you?  I did not know that, of course when we were kids who cared? Now that I am a woman of a certain age, I care! Around the age of 35 is when most women really start paying attention to their skin.  Eating too much sugar weakens collagen and elastin in your skin.  It’s one thing to not to care about your waist line but we generally care about our skin looking dull and wrinkly.

Still not convinced?  I’ll give you another reason you may look at that candy side-eyed (too much sugar weakens our eyesight by the way) but I digress.  Sugar is addicting! The more you have the more you want. The craving prompted by sugar is compared to those induced by cocaine and nicotine.  Yup, sugar effects the brainwaves like opioids does, scary huh?  The bottom line is, sugar is in just about everything so don’t even try cutting sugar completely out of your diet.  However, you can easily limit your intake by cutting down on your sweets and reading your food labels.  Try to stick to 6 tsps for women and 9 tsps for men a day.

The older we get our bodies does change and we become more aware as to what is going on in there.  We can’t stop the aging process nonetheless, we can stop having too much sugar. 

Get more info about Elizabeth Colen, Health Coach on http://www.MsFitOne.com.  Fit Mind, Fit Body and Fit Spirit.

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October 2, 2017

Donna’s on-the-go beauty kit

These are miniature versions of roller lash mascara & Nars orgasm blush

I need an easy way to keep myself fresh with small amounts of products that I need at any given time

Donna Spangler Actress & Producer

As an actress, producer & business woman, I am often on the go.  Weather it is on a formal trip or just a day trip, I need to have my beauty items handy to look & feel my best.  When we are on the road or going places where we may need to primp or completely do our makeup or freshen up, it is great to be prepared with a little beauty kit with all the essentials needed to look your best. The problem is taking everything you need in normal size containers you may need a suitcase. I have come up with a solution for this!
Donna’s on-the-go beauty kit made with samples

Beauty kit

ON THE GO BEAUTY KIT

In today’s world, we want to look our best at all times with the least amount of effort. I have come up with essentials every girl should have on hand, so you will be able to look fresh whether you are on the go, staying overnight with your boyfriend or simply need a touch up. Stash these necessities in your purse, and you will always be prepared.

I love samples. It gives me a chance to try high-end products of all sorts. Since you receive ample amounts in small packaging, you can make a full-on beauty kit to haul along in your purse. This can be very effective, especially when you may be out somewhere away from your packed arsenal of at home products.

First, you need a case for your makeshift beauty kit. It should be something you can fit easily into your purse. I used a handy foldable holder that I had received from a business flight, but you can also get a makeup holder at the 99 cents store or any drugstore. Just make sure it is somewhat flat and can be comfortably stowed in your purse.

Next comes the fun part. You need to get the ingredients to put into your kit. Take a trip to the department store and get samples of makeup base that fits your color, creams, perfumes, liner, mascara, gloss or whatever useful items you can find. I like the samples that are in flat packets because they are easy to fit into the kit. The other alternative is to have the salesperson make samples for you. High-end lines usually have tiny plastic containers the size of a quarter with tightly sealed lids that will work for your kit as well. Gather all the essentials possible in one visit.

You can also gather the beauty freebies attained through larger makeup purchases. These items tend to be smaller and can be easily stored in your kit. Figure out when makeup lines are offering free gifts, and keep track any ‘points’ you’ve accumulated (Sephora’s point system gives spectacular yet small gifts). Sephora also sells small beauty items as you are standing in line which are great for your beauty kit as there is everything from small hairspray and mascara to pint size foundation.

Add a sample perfume of your choice. I recommend a black or brown eye pencil, earth tone shadow, sample mascara (I like ARMANI – and they are small!). If desired, throw in a couple of packages of Advil for those emergency days. Remember one feminine product (tampon), and put in a flat comb and hair band so that you can tie back your hair when you wash your face. A few Q tips and cotton balls are a must – store them in a tiny sealable baggy.

Pick up some shine eraser sheets (Elf Brand makes a great one). Get a pocket-sized toothpaste and
toothbrush. I have

Dental Floss

gotten these items in hotels as well as in airline kits, or you may already have a few saved. Also add a small dental floss or put two or three dental claws into the kit.

You can also add any samples or small packed products that you think you may need. Go to the section in the drug store where they have the samples. Other items to consider are razors, baby wipe samples, mouthwash, face wash, etc

I also like collecting hotel items because they can be used in your kit. When it is put together, it should supply you with what you need for one day or night out. It is great if you are spending the night at a friend’s house and want to appear fresh without bringing a suitcase.

You can keep your kit in your purse or car so you will be prepared to look, smell and feel your best at all times. This inexpensive condensed beauty kit is incredibly handy, and you will be glad you took the time to have it constantly within your reach. Knowing you are prepared to wow in any situation will give you a priceless piece of mind.


ON-THE-GO BEAUTY KIT

6 Q tips, 2 cotton balls, samples of eye makeup remover or cream to remove makeup, and tissues (there is nothing worse than running eyes at the end of a night. These essentials can fix this pesky problem)

Put the cotton balls, Q tips and tissues into a small sealable plastic baggie

One black liner to re-apply for later

One black or brown mascara

Brown or earth toned eye shadow

Blush in your favorite color (I like NARS orgasm), brush for application

Your favorite color lip liner

Lighter lip gloss to go over liner

Add a few samples of foundation in your color and bolting powder paper

Get some perfume samples perfect for your kit

Small tube toothpaste, toothbrush, floss and gargle (Remember, these should all be sample sizes)

1 feminine product, small comb, ponytail holder and package of Advil

With this kit, you will be ready for your on-the-go life and always look your best!

There are also mini flat irons & curling that are as tiny as a few inches long.

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January 27, 2017

I am happy to share images & video from today’s segment

Something for Him and Something for Her from It’s a Glam Thing

Jack, Enya & Megan

Jack, Enya & Megan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product photos from the set, Your Carolina with Jack and Megan. “For him” & “For her”

Travertine Spa

Travertine Spa

Tata Harper

Tata Harper

Colorado Aromatics

Colorado Aromatics

Dr Teals epsom salt

Dr Teal’s

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November 29, 2016

Donna’s List of Natural Beauty Concoctions for Face & Hair

As many of you know, I use natural remedies on a regular basis and have shared some of them before but I thought I would share many of them in a list.

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Donna Spangler simple beauty

I like to start out with an exfoliant.bowl-with-baking-soda-paste

Do you want to get your skin as smooth as a baby’s bottom? Nothing polishes the face better than the fine granules that baking soda is made of. I love to use this simple and inexpensive home remedy to smooth the skin, especially on the face. It’s quick and easy.donna-baking-soda-scrub

putting the baking soda paste on in a circular motion
It also travels well, dry in a sealed plastic baggy.

First, take a scoop of baking soda and add a small amount of water just enough to make a paste. Then, take the paste and put it on your face rubbing in a circular motion. Cover the whole face and stop when you feel that your face is fully cleaned and polished.

Lastly, run warm water and rinse. Make sure you get all the granules off.

Your skin will feel smooth and polished

Another natural exfoliant is honey. I keep a container in my bathroom so I can use it to wash my face when I take a bath or shower. It takes off the dirt and is a natural antibacterial. It does not strip the skin of natural oils and balances the skin. Even if the honey has started to turn more coarse and sugary I use it as it has a great exfoliant texture. In addition ,it is inexpensive!

 

Below are other options:

Banana oatmeal skin exfoliant
mash a banana with a small amount of oatmeal
blend well and apply to face for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water

Banana Peal acne relief
use the peal of a ripe yellow or yellow/ brown banana
put the inside part of the peal to the face where you have acne problem
rub over area for about 10 minutes till inside turns brown
leave it on an do not wash off for about one hour till you go to bed
you can however leave it on overnight
repeat daily until redness goes away.

Tomato Facial
cut a tomato in half and rub the half all over the face in a circular motion
rinse with warm water and moisturize

For a sunburn
tomato juice and /buttermilk delight
2 parts tomato juice and 4 parts buttermilk
mix together then put on sunburn let it stand for 30-40 minutes rinse

Facial MASKS

Sweet Banana Yogurt Mask
banana
yogurt
honey

Sweet Strawberry Honey Mask
3-4 small mashed strawberries
2tbl yogurt
1-2tbl honey
Combine ingredients put on face for 20minutes and rinse with warm water

Sweet Blueberry nourishing mask
1/4 cup Blueberries
1tbl honey
1tsp olive oil
mash berries add honey and oil and put on for 10 minutes rinse off with warm water

Hair Remedies

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Vinegar rinse-
wash hair and rinse with 1/3 cup vinegar and ? cool water

Rich Avocado treat
mash and avocado and add 1/2 cup olive oil blend well
apply the mixture to your hair wrap up in a towel for 20-30 minutes and rinse with warm water.

Deep conditioning Cucumber
1 egg
1/3 cucumber blended
1/4 cup almond oil
mix above ingredients well and apply to the hair for 20-30 minutes and rinse well with warm water

Healthy Hair Beer Rinse
take any type of beer at room temperature and rinse it onto your hair after it has been cleaned. Leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes and rinse well so there is no beer smell. It will leave the hair shiny and healthy looking.

Honey Avocado Hair repair
2tb honey
one egg yolk
2tbl olive oil
mix ingredients and slather over the hair let stand for 20-30 minutes then rinse with cool water

Overnight Coconut oil treatment
put on the coconut oil on scalp and hair before bed. Wrap up Wash it out in the morning.
This treatment can be done a few times a week.

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October 4, 2016

Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend “Dr. Developed SkinCare”

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Enya Flack of It’s a Glam Thing with Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend, Carley Boyette present “Dr. Developed Skincare” products.

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August 22, 2016

Great skin drink Coconut water

Donna spangler skin after 3 weeks of drinking coconut water

Donna spangler skin after 3 weeks of drinking coconut water

I have discovered first hand that coconut water is great for the skin. I got several cartons of it on sale recently and have been drinking it like regular water. I am more hydrated as it contains electrolytes to hydrate. After 3 weeks I did notice a difference. I went through about 6 cartons of ZICO coconut water. You can use any brand but make sure that there is no added sugar.   I have eye makeup in above picture but very little base and could tell there was a difference.

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July 12, 2016

Take advantage of these Beauty Product Coupons for a limited time only

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June 28, 2016

Petal Fresh in Sophisticates Black Hair Style Guide Magazine

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May 3, 2016

Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen gives us Hannah Davis’ look

Avon Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen worked with Hannah Davis for last night’s Met Gala. Below is how to get the look from Lauren. GORGEOUS!

 HANNAH DAVIS

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Lauren’s Inspiration: Beautiful and natural.

Skin: I started with Avon Ideal Flawless Foundation and then gave her more of a glow with Avon Glow Bronzing Pearls in Sunkissed.

Eyes: I wanted to give her a soft golden bronze eye, so I used the Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Mocha Latte. Then I applied Avon Glimmersticks Waterproof Eye Liner in Brown Chocolate to the rim and finished with NEW Avon Big & Multiplied Volume Mascara in Black.

Lips: I kept her lips soft and natural with Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Rosedew.

Again, GORGEOUS!!

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April 7, 2016

Out of Africa Shea & more “Win It”

The National Examiner ​issue #16 of 2016 on stands now.
Look inside & take a chance to win products from Out of Africa, Gerard Cosmetics and Blo and Go plus more!!​

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