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Organic, holistic and healthy soaps are “Made from Earth”

Posted on: March 31st, 2015

Lavender Calm Soap

I could smell the amazing aroma as I was opening the package. The soaps were Citrus Lavender, Lemongrass Tea and Lavender Calm and I couldn’t wait to use them. The soaps were made from earth. My husband saw them on the counter and asked who they belonged to because he really liked the smell and was curious about them. I told him he could try one . Well, that led to three empty boxes and none for me to try. He has been using them and enjoying them very much. Oh well, I will just have to get a few more bars and hide them this time.

Citrus Lavender Soap


What’s all the fuss about? made from earth of course! made from earth organic soaps not only smell fabulous but contain healthy certified organic ingredients. The Citrus Lavender organic soap contains orange essential oil, with hints of tangerine, lemon and lime making a perfect citrus blend. The touch of calming lavender really makes this soap full of aroma. Did you know that the soap contains fresh squeezed citrus with a touch of lavender flowers?

Lavender is one of my favorite fragrances and Lavender Calm was made for me. Well, not really but it could have been.

Lavender Calm is the perfect soap for sensitive skin and the natural properties of lavender, soften and clean while you enjoy the fabulous aroma.

made from earth soaps contain  spectacular ingredients like green tea, natural earth sea salt, organic honey, tea tree, a variety of organic berries, organic Aloe Vera and Joboba nut, rose hip and habiscus. made from earth soaps are handmade fresh with USDA Certified Organic ingredients. These blends produce a healthy lather and leave your skin soft and supple.

 made from earth wants you to know that  “Our ingredients / plants are from organic farms. There are no toxic ingredients in our products. There is no diluting or watering down of our potent organic plant ingredients. There is no synthetic coloring agents or fragrances, or paraffin and other petroleum products are permitted. Preservatives from synthetic sources are not permitted, such as Parabens (propyl, methyl and ethyl). Lastly, all suppliers must provide a certificate of organic certification from either of these three certifying agencies: USDA Organic, ECO-CERT and Certified Organic.”

made from earth offers a variety of products and fragrances and you can view them all at

HAIRraising benefits the Boston Children’s Hospital

Posted on: March 31st, 2015

John Frieda is excited to announce a partnership that’s very dear to John Frieda Hair Care’s heart. This year, John Frieda Hair Care is supporting HAIRraising (, an organization created by the founders of the brand, John Frieda and Gail Federici, to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital. The hospital is the number one pediatric hospital and research center in the nation and HAIRraising aims to raise one million dollars in 2015 to help sick children in need.

On Sunday April 12th, salons around the country will be participating in a cut-a-thon to raise funds. Participating salons offer discounted cuts all day (appointments and walk-ins) with all proceeds benefitting the cause. In addition to the brand’s monetary donation, John Frieda Hair Care will be hosting a cut-a-thon at the new Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon in Chelsea. Cuts will be $80 for the day (normally they start at $125).

We urge you to participate in this important organization!

Get ready for sandal season with Skyy Hadley

Posted on: March 31st, 2015

Get ready for sandal season with Skyy Hadley’s tips on how to moisturize, hydrate and perfect your feet for the warmer months ahead! These are great tips you can do right in the privacy of your own home:

  • Remove your polish and let your toenails breathe for a good few days. If toenails look discolored, squeeze some lemon into your foot lotion or rub lemon wedge directly onto nail to brighten nails.
  • Mix a few cups of warm whole milk in a bowl with vanilla essential oil followed by an exfoliating scrub to remove the dead skin. Avoid using pumice stones since they trap bacteria and use a diamond file instead for those extra rough spots.
  • Apply a shea butter lotion or non-greasy cream to lock in moisture; use Vaseline or light vegetable oil on the heels to prevent cracking.
  • Begin painting! Apply a cuticle oil to the base of your toenails (or even when they are already polished), focusing around the cuticle area to hydrate and bring moisture into the skin, helping the polish last longer.

Aloe Soothing Gel makes the Skincool Ice Roller even Better

Posted on: March 26th, 2015

Skincool Ice Roller

I still use my ice roller! It’s a great product that hasn’t failed me yet. I love the convenience of taking the roller out of the freezer whenever I need it. It’s cold, dry and ready to go. I snap the roller on the handle and my hand is never cold as I roll the ice roller over my knee. You can read my feature on Hansderma Skincool ice roller here:

Hansderma SkinCool Aloe Balm with Menthol 2 oz, Lavender, Tea Tree Oil, Arnica, Camphor Oil, Ginseng. Pain Relief, Soothing, Cooling, Calming

I’m happy to report the Hansderma has developed  Skincool Aloe Blam, an aloe soothing gel, to be used before ice rolling. Simply apply the Aloe soothing Gel to the area you will be ice rolling.  Aloe Soothing Gel contains menthol providing an added cooling effect before and after ice rolling. Aloe Soothing Gel also contains lavender (one of my favorite aromas) which aids in healing and tea tree oil which contains antibacterial, anti fungal, and antiviral properties. 

I have used the aloe balm separately for temporary relief for sore muscles after exercising and Aloe Soothing Gel provides its own aroma therapy, it is quite relaxing. Aloe Soothing Gel is formulated to reduce irritation while providing a nice cooling and soothing effect.  Aloe Soothing Gel is squeezed right from the bottle on to your sore areas and there is no mess involved. The gel also absorbs into your skin so there is no need to wipe excess off. Aloe Soothing Gel definitely enhanced my ice rolling treatment. My Skincool Ice roller (sold separately) is always in my freezer ready and waiting for me as is the Aloe Soothing Gel.

Feel the Glamour with Juicy Couture’s Hollywood Royal

Posted on: March 19th, 2015


It’s New! It’s Eye Catching! It’s simply amazing and it’s going to be an added adornment on my daughter’s Bureau! It’s Juicy Couture’s Limited Edition Eau de Toilette Hollywood Royal! Juicy Couture fragrances are my daughter’s favorite and she has just about all of them. The fragrances not on her bureau are with her at college. She will be so surprised to find her early birthday present next to her other Juicy perfumes when she comes home.

Juicy Couture’s Hollywood Royal is definitely a fragrance every age group can enjoy. I even  find myself  gravitating to her fragrance collection and spritzing on Juicy perfumes and  Hollywood Royal is no exception. I’ve already tried it and I love it!

The fragrance is a mature scent with hints of fruits and a “sexy mix of jasmine sambac and cashmere wood”. As explained by Juicy Couture,Cashmere wood, vanilla, marshmallow and soft musks fuse together in the dry down to create the signature scent that defines a Hollywood Royal.”

Juicy Couture Hollywood Royal is a perfect fragrance to give as a gift, maybe Mother’s Day perhaps! As you can see by the bottle’s design, this fragrance it meant to shine and captivate! I read the inspiration behind Hollywood Royal and it is quite unique.

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A natural jetsetter, she has been around the world, but to her there is no place like Los Angeles. Only here can she surf the Malibu waves by day and transform into a fashion darling by night, walking Hollywood’s hottest red carpets. Her coveted wardrobe makes the front pages daily, and with admirers emulating her look, nothing is more important than her defining signature scent – Juicy Couture Hollywood Royal.

The Design of the bottle is adorned with stars representing Hollywood glamour and Juicy Couture’s Hollywood Royal could not be any more glamorous.


A girl can have the best of both worlds with Juicy Coutures Rollerball Duo. This compact, purse size fragrance contains Juicy Couture Hollywood Royal Eau de Toilette at one end and Viva la Juicy Eau de Parfum at the other end. Each end of the rollerball carries .17 fl. oz.  You can find Juicy Couture fragrances in Ulta Beauty  or

Get You Free Mararons at Dana’s Bakery

Posted on: March 18th, 2015


Every year on March 20, the world’s sweet-toothed set pays tribute to the colorful French macaron — a meringue-based cookie with a creamy almond-flavored center.

To celebrate, Dana’s Bakery – the pioneer in bringing an American twist to the traditional French macaron – will be offering the following:

  1. In NYC, stop by the Mac Bar at Gansevoort Market for a free macaron with every purchase!
  2. Hands down, best deal in town! Dana’s Bakery will be partnering with Postmates to offer the 4-packs at a discounted price of $5.
  3. “Dana’s Bakery will give away a 6 month mac of the month subscription to one lucky winner for the Bliss Day of Happiness”
  4. Hurry, get your orders in! Dana’s Bakery will be giving a FREE Variety Box with every order placed from 9am – 11pm, NATIONWIDE


It’s A Glam Thing’s February Beauty Box Winner has been chosen

Posted on: March 18th, 2015

February Giveaway It’s a Glam Thing’s February  Surprise Beauty Box winner i. Cody S. from Johns Island, SC. !

Featuring products from:
Art & Sole

Enter to win our March Beauty Box at

Mirai…Japanese Skincare for a more Youthful Look

Posted on: March 18th, 2015

Before I give you the details about two fabulous products I was recently introduced to, I want to tell you a little bit about this Japanese Face and Body Care Line that I am enjoying. The name of the skincare line is “Mirai”, which means “future”. The goal of Mirai is to offer you better skincare, therefore, reducing the need for cosmetics products. According to Mirai;

Less cosmetic moisturizing = More natural skin moisture

Less washing = More Natural Hydration

Less UV ray absorption = More Youthful Skin

Less sugary foods = More skin clarity

Less “quick fix” miracles = More lifelong skin beauty

mirai skincare products are very safe for your skin. Their website offers a list of all the ingredients along with a definition of each one  One of the main ingredients in mirai is Astaxanthin. I definitely did not know what that ingredient was and now I do. Astaxanthin is a “natural antioxidant derived from microalgae. It is 800 times stronger in antioxidant protection than CoQ10.” Just reading this makes me like this skincare line so much more.


mirai’s 3-1 multi-tasking serum is exceptional. This serum acts as a Toner, Moisturizer, & Age-Defying Serum all in one. This serum also contains Astaxanthin, “the world’s most powerful anti-aging botanical”. 3-in-1 multitasking face serum  is a small container and is the perfect size for traveling. I use it as a moisturizer both day and night and as a primer before applying make-up. My make-up bag is so much lighter because of it.

mirai 3-1 multi tasking face serum contains Aloe and Green Tea, which help tone and allows skin to maintain a healthy pH balance preventing the skin from becoming too dry or too oily. Soy Protein helps moisturize and Rice Extract helps build the skin’s capacity to retain moisture.

mirai’s 3-1 multi-tasking serum is free of parabens and harmful synthetics, preservatives, coloring, and fragrance that can prematurely age skin.


I  love skin cleansers with a silky feel and mirai’s purifying & hydrating face wash is one of the silkiest cleansers I have ever used. It feel great applying to your face and neck and offers a very light foam, rinsing off easily.  mirai’s purifying & hydrating face wash also contains Astaxanthin, Green Tea, Coconut Oil, & Silk Protein, all the ingredients needed for luxurious glowing skin. This face wash has a light grapefruit scent and only  a small amount is needed for maximum results.

Be assured, this face wash will remove impurities from your face and neck and keeps you skin well hydrated. mirai’s purifying & hydrating face wash contains absolutely no harmful synthetic detergents, foaming agents, preservatives, and coloring that may strip away the skin’s natural protective barriers.

Another nice feature about mirai’s purifying & hydrating face wash is the Airless Bottle. It is used to ensure the purity and freshness of their formulation. mirai has and extensive line of skincare, body care and products for men as well as skincare tips and “how-to” videos. See it all here at

March 21st is National Fragrance Day, Let’s Celebrate!

Posted on: March 18th, 2015

This Saturday, March 21, 2015 is National Fragrance Day. This unofficial holiday celebrates the great fragrances of the world. I think we should celebrate by choosing one of this amazing fragrances.


Lancome La Vie est Belle Eau de Parfum

The fragrance that makes life more beautiful. La Vie est Belle introduces the first ever iris gourmand. The juice is made with the most precious natural ingredients, a modern interpretation of an oriental fragrance with a gist of gourmand. It entwines the elegance of iris with the strength of Patchouli and the sweetness of a gourmand blend; for an incredible scent with depth and complexity. Price: $80 Available: Lancôme counters nationwide and



ERH1012 deadofnight Perfume Oil

Captivating unisex perfume oil featuring the hypnotic ingredient that has the world mesmerized: Oudh. Prized for centuries for its deeply complex scent and aphrodisiac affects, precious Oudh is a rare, aromatic resin from the ancient East. Warm and sensual, deadofnight opens with green top notes. The complexity of the Oudh heart is balanced with light, floral hints of Jasmine and Rose, and finishes with nuanced Sandalwood, Amber, and White Musk. The sophisticated, unique fragrance finishes with a lingering hint of mystical allure. Handcrafted in small batches, the exceptional oil is slowly absorbed into the skin, combining with the wearer to create a deeply personal, unique scent.

WHAT IT COSTS: 20 mL, $595; 10 mL, $355; 1.25 mL, $55; 1.25mL Fragrance in (18k) Gold Plated Flower Necklace, $295


Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Aimable- Botanical Cologne of Love

Treat those dear to your heart to an exquisite fragrance experience with Eau Aimable, the Botanical Cologne of Love, from Le Couvent des Minimes. Sparkling and delicious, this floral-fruity blend combines sweet orange blossom, citrus fruits and five beneficial plants to evoke sweet memories. The scent transports you to a springtime stroll through Mediterranean orange trees and conjures the fresh, juicy scent of summer fruits.

Price: 3.4 oz, $38 ; 8.4 oz, $49


Outspoken Fresh by Fergie Eau de Parfum Spray from Avon

Exotic, bold and voluptuous like Fergie, the woman behind this fragrance, the intoxicating scent opens with a blend of sparkling citrus notes and crisp orange flower, enlivened with lush lychee-rose and vibrant blackcurrant flowers to transport you to a lush, exotic escape. Warm vetiver brings depth and sensuality to the fragrance as precious white iris and creamy sandalwood add an addictive, lasting signature.

Price:  $34

Available: or through Avon representatives

The Beauty Detox Power

Posted on: March 5th, 2015

As Hollywood’s go-to nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author of The Beauty Detox Solution and The Beauty Detox Foods, Kimberly Snyder knows that there is so much more to being truly healthy and achieving and maintaining weight loss than counting calories and working out. The secret is aligning your mind and body. In The Beauty Detox Power, Kimberly Snyder shares the diet and lifestyle changes that are the foundation of her signature program and will nourish your mental and emotional well-being.

Beauty Detox Power

Heal your mind and body to let go of excess weight
Discover and conquer the root of specific food cravings
Overcome plateaus and blocks to gain inner and outer beauty
Balance your mind and body with over 60 recipes for youthful vitality, health and glow.

The Beauty Detox Power is filled with revolutionary advice, inspiring personal stories, and powerful tips and tools. Embrace your true power to create your best body, beauty and life.

“Kimberly’s philosophies have helped me maintain a healthy lifestyle while managing a very busy life. Her program isn’t focused on just losing weight; it’s more about a complete mind, body and health experience. I start every day with a Glowing Green Smoothie and so does my whole family!” – Reese Witherspoon

“I don’t like to diet, I like to eat right, and that’s what Kim’s philosophy is all about. Her food program has had such an important impact not only on my body but on my health in general. She’s brilliant.” – Drew Barrymore

The Beauty Detox Power, $18.95 will be available March 31st and is available now for pre-sale at and Barnes & Noble.

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