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Happy 30th Birthday BURT’S BEES

Posted on: September 17th, 2014


When: Today, September 17th, 4 p.m. EDT


What: Burt’s Bees is turning the big 3-0 and to celebrate, we all get to thank the bees who got us started. If you have something to say to the bees, I’ll pass it along. I’m told you should tag your bee-day messages with #burtsbeeday, but I’m not sure what these hashtags are or the social media devices you put them into – hope you do.

Join my party today to see if I read your message to the bees in a live, global video webcast. There will be music, laughs and golden retrievers – fun will surely be had by all. Who knows, I might even write my first tweet, whatever that is.



Burt’s Bees Co-Founder

Alaska Glacial Masks are Cool and Refreshing

Posted on: September 17th, 2014


Alaska Glacier Mud Co. brings  the Glaciers of Alaska right to your fingertips. Indulge with this amazing ultra smooth, creamy and refreshing facial mud, your skin will thank you for it. Alaska Glacial Mud is a facial treatment (mask) and I love facial masks so I just couldn’t resist.  As I applied the mask to my face with the brush (included), the vanilla peppermint aroma made the facial experience quite relaxing. I can’t wait to try the lavender peppermint mask. Don’t worry, Alaska Glacial Co. masks are available in the original unscented formula so there is one for everyone. After applying the mask you only need 15 minutes for the mask to work its magic and rinse off with warm water.

As stated by Alaska Glacial Mud Co., their mask ” is made  with the most mineral-rich and pure glacial clay in the world, sustainably hand-carved from the remote waters of the Copper River Delta in Alaska and enriched with a special combination of certified organic and wildcrafted botanical extracts from the Pacific Northwest that are chosen for their moisturizing, skin-softening, anti-aging and immunoprotective properties.”

Alaska Glacial Mud is so beneficial for your skin. Glacial Clay and silt (active ingredients) detoxifies, exfoliates and softens your skin and has  more than 60 nourishing major and trace elements which promotes healthy skin cell regeneration. Alaska Glacial Mud is suitable for all skin types, is allergy free and is not tested on animals. Alaska Glacial Mud only contains wild and certified organic ingredients so you will not find synthrtic fragrances, colors, fillers,  propylene glycol, pthalates and parabens.Not sure what formula to Buy? Alaska Glacial Mud Co. offers a 3 pc. sample pack containing one each of their formulations.

Here is a fun fact: Alaska Glacial Mud Co. has also been seen in SELF, The Week, Pregnancy & Newborn, LUCKY, SHAPE, Conde Nast Traveler, Coastal Living and  Woman’s World.

10% profits donated to wilderness preservation, habitat restoration, environmental defense and education in the Copper River Watershed.

New York Fashion Week wows the crowds with color!

Posted on: September 15th, 2014

Take care of your colorful hair, as debuted in the SS 15 Badgley Mischka Collection with TouchBack Plus Non-Stop Color System! It’s a complete line of instant temporary hair colors in Shampoos and Conditioners that add back color and protect against fading between permanent colorings! No ammonia, peroxide or sulfates too!



Head Back to School with a DIVINE Lip Shine

Posted on: September 8th, 2014




It is not a big secret, I am a lipstick and Lip gloss junkie. So much so that I have them everywhere you can think of. In my car, coat pockets, handbags, desk drawers, you name it and most likley I’ll have a lip product there. Of course, I only use certain products and I found another amazing one called Divine Lip Shine by Plain Jane Beauty. My daughter Adrienne confirmed it when she chose “sweet coral” and loved the look of it on her lips. Her immediate reaction was that it wasn’t sticky, didn’t taste funny (they are unscented), and loved how her lips felt after applying it. Best yet, it lasted quite a while on her lips, indeed it does!

Don’t let the dark colors fool you. Divine Lip Shine by Plain Jane Beauty are sheer so the colors appear much lighter on your lips than in the tube and provide your lip with the shine they deserve. These colors are sheer enough that you can wear them alone or over your favorite lipstick.

 Divine Lip Shines are available in 5 devine colors: Sweet Coral, Crystal Shimmer, Sassy Shine, Plum Chic and Copper Sunset 

The best feature about Divine Lip Shine is that they are formulated with PURE and NATURAL ingredients:

Castor Oil – Contain triglycerides  helping lips restore their natural moisture balance preventing dryness and its humectant properties help lips feel silky and smooth.
Shea Butter Oil – soothes irritated and chapped lips and enhances cell regeneration and capillary circulation.
Carrot Oil – Protects the skin from UV damage, as it is naturally high in photoprotective carotenoids, such as beta carotene, but also vitamin E and other antioxidants
Apricot Kernel Oil – Nourishes the lips because of its high content of A, B & E vitamins. As you know, Vitamin E is one of the most powerful natural antioxidants and helps to combat free radicals.
Meadowfoam Seed Oil – Offers a high vitamin E content which forms a moisture barrier and assists the skin with preventing moisture loss.

Another great feature about Divine Lip Shine is that they are formulated WITHOUT:

petroleum, parabens, mineral oil, dimethicone, phthalates, glycol, lanolin, synthetic dyes or FD&C colors, or acrylates or any other toxic ingredient normally found in lip glosses. They are the perfect back to school accessory or for anytime you want your lips to look and feel DIVINE!


What Colors are in your Lacquer Cabinet?

Posted on: September 3rd, 2014


If you are a nail polish lover, there are some amazing nail polish collections from Nailtini called The Lacquer Cabinet. The idea behind The Lacquer Cabinet is that each collection you buy (there are 12) includes “a season-perfect shade, a never-before-seen particle combination and a totally transformative topper that gives a mesmerizing new look to any polish it’s layered over.”  The Lacquer Cabinet can be purchased through a monthly subscription or you can order the collection of your choice. Each collection is also represented by a guest mixologist bringing  their own nail polishes colors and application ideas right to your doorstep.IMG_5253

The Lacquer Cabinet™ recently introduced the Melissa Foss for Nailtini® Collection (shown above) which was the collection we experimented with. It was created by guest mixologist, animal lover*** and beauty editor Melissa Foss. Foss “knows beauty, identifying and setting the hottest trends in cosmetics and nails for everyone from makeup junkies to DIYers for readers of Harper’s Bazaar and Natural Health.”  All the polishes in the The Lacquer Cabinet collection are vegan and are easy to apply and dry hard as a rock, I can attest to that.

As you can see from the photo above, we experimented with the colors in the collection and by mixing “Adopt-apertif”  (green) and Purr-fect Fizz (white) and we created our own signature shade of a light shimmery seafoam green. We can’t wait to see what we dream up with the shade Hair of the Dog (orange).

Each monthly collection comes with a description card which provides details of the enclosed nail colors and offers a  “Tip Jar”  offering mixing ideas. You can wear the array of Nailtini polishes any way you want.  Apply to your nails straight from the bottle, mix a few of your favorite colors in the empty mini bottles that come in each monthly Lacquer Cabinet box or try layering different colors, the ideas are endless.

View the entire Lacquer Cabinet collection at , visit www.tinibeauty You can start your monthly nail subscription today, simply choose a collection to start and before you know it you will be receiving Lacquer Cabinet on a monthly basis, it’s just to hard to resist.

***A portion of all proceeds from the Melissa Foss for Nailtini collection benefit Animal Haven…which also inspired the names. Nail polish and giving to charity in one shot? Now that deserves a toast…

MIYU Beauty is Turning 1, Let’s Celebrate

Posted on: August 27th, 2014
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MIYU Beauty


It’s a Glam Thing is excited to tell you that MIYU Beauty is turning 1 this week! To celebrate, MIYU Beauty is offing a special Birthday promotion. MIYU Beauty is giving away a FREE full size beauty tea with any essence purchase. Visit miyubeauty today! *limit one free gift with every order, while quantities last.

Soap & Glory is Simply Irresistable

Posted on: August 25th, 2014


Is your skin feeling dry? Itchy? Flaky? Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub couldn’t have come at a better time. My skin really needed a gentle exfoliation as my skin was showing signs of extreme dryness from the summer sun. I just recently finished my jar of Soap & Glory Flake Away and was excited to find out about their newest addition, Soap & Glory Smoothie Star – Breakfast Scrub. Once you open the jar you will take in the amazing aroma of maple syrup, yummy! Remember, it’s not for eating, it’s for your skin to enjoy!

This  award-winning body polish formulated with skin-smoothing oats, shea butter, and sugar body scrub is irresistible. Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub also contains  bends of cupuacu bio scrubs, bananas, almond, and honey extracts. Your skin will experience a gentle polishing and the results are amazing, soft, smooth and fully moisturized skin. Don’t forget to massage Smoothie Star on your elbows and triceps, my elbows have never been softer, REALLY!

I love the fact that Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub is formulated without Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.

Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub along with other amazing Soap & Glory Skincare is available at

Put your creativity to the test with butter LONDON Nail Art Tool Kit

Posted on: August 20th, 2014



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With a little imagination and butter LONDON’s Colour Hardware Nail Art Tool Kit, put your creativity to the test. My daughter Adrienne did and what started out as a quick polish and design, turned into a 2 hour affair. Did I mention she loved every minute of it. She told me once she started using the tools, she couldn’t stop designing because it was so much fun. She enjoyed using them so much that she is taking them to college with her along with her other butter LONDON nail polishes.

butter LONDON Colour Hardware Nail Art Tools are conveniently stored in a cute black tin. The nail kit contains all the necessary tools needed to create your own unique masterpiece. As you can see from the photos below, Adrienne went with an Aztec theme and has gotten compliments on them just about every day. Her friend couldn’t believe she designed them herself. butter LONDON Colour Hardware Nail Art Tools really does make nail designing fun and easy.



Butter London Colour Hardware Nail Art Tool Kit includes a:
Dotting Tool: Double-ended with two different sized dots perfectly sized for dot-within-dot manis.
Striping Brush: Short and pointed for intricate nail designs.
Clean Up Brush: Dip in nail lacquer remover and brush away imperfections.
Long Striping Brush: Long tip perfect for bold lines and long strokes.
Ombré Brush: Innovative brush perfect for chic ombré designs.
Fashion Size Nail File: To shape and smooth rough edges.
Get-The-Look Instructions

Are you feeling creative?


You Can Be AcneFree

Posted on: August 19th, 2014


It’s about that time, Back to School, and just in time for AcneFree Clean Skin Treatments. They have recently introduced 3 new skincare products to their cleansing and treatment line. The “NEW” AcneFree Energizing Treatments include 3-in-1 Acne Wipes, Acne Wash & Scrub and Acne Cleanser. My children tell me that the 3-in-1 Acne Wipes are fabulous. They packed the wipes on a recent vacation and at the end of the day, when they felt that they needed a little extra cleansing, the wipes helped with the dirt and sweat that was built up from being outdoors all day. They like that the 3-in-1 Acne Wipes contain 0.5% Salicylic Acid. They also found that the AcneFree 3-in-1 Acne Wipes worked quite well alone and as a compliment to AcneFree Energizing Cleanser and Energizing Wash & Scrub.

My children enjoy using AcneFree Energizing Treatment products because they contain Benzoyl Peroxide and this formula works very well on their skin. AcneFree Energizing Acne Wash & Scrub contains 2.5% Advanced Micro-Benzoyl Peroxide as does the AcneFree Energizing Cleanser. Keep in mind that not everyone can use Benzoyl Peroxide, so please be sure to read the product ingredients before using AcneFree. These 2 products are also formulated with 3 essential ceramides which help repair your skin’s barrier. According to NYC Dermatologist, Joshua Zeichner, MD, “Dermatologists think about the skin barrier function when treating acne. Contrary to what some people might think, the skin of many acne patients is actually sensitive, because it is lacking ceramics.”

AcneFree Wash & Scrub has a thick consistency as AcneFree Cleanser is a light foam and is dispensed through a pump. What they like about these two products is that they both contain Exfoliating Microbeads which offer a light exfoliation therefore, unclogging their pores while cleaning their skin. You will enjoy the fresh invigorating scent of energizing Iced Orange & Mint and you will notice your skin tone improve with each use.  AcneFree Clean Skin Treatments work hard to eliminate impurities on your skin and helps reduce acne break-outs so you can be AcneFree. You can also find AcneFree at drugstores nationwide.

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