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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.

Natural Skincare means NaturaliDerm

Posted on: March 2nd, 2015












I notice that more and more people are looking for natural organic skincare. When I think of natural organic skincare, I think of products that are free of parabens, contains no artificial color or fragrance and it packed with healthy ingredients. That’s exactly what NaturaliDerm offers. NaturaliDerm Organic Facial Moisturizer is no exception. I received a complimentary  bottle of NaturaliDerm Organic Facial Moisturizer and this moisturizer is perfect for hydrating your skin, especially after cleansing. What I like about NaturaliDerm Organic Facial Moisturizer is that its consistency is not to thick but doesn’t dry to fast. After applying, I can feel my skin moisturized and better yet, my skin is not dried out by the next morning. Another key benefit to this moisturizer is that it helps minimize wrinkles and is perfect for those with sensitive skin. I recommended this moisturizer to a friend with sensitive skin and she loves it.

NaturaliDerm Organic Facial Moisturizer contains a Myriad of healthy and natural ingredients.**

A few of the key natural ingredients found in NaturaliDerm which I found on their website are:

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, a natural humectant (absorbs water from environment and bring in proximity with skin) also, helps reduce inflammation and decreased bacteria on the skin.

Glycerin which is a natural humectant.

Shea Butter  is a natural moisturizer and  Anti-oxidant (lipid soluble vitamins A and E),  as an Anti-inflammatory (defends against psoriasis but also against aging and wrinkles), Anti-bacterial (Acne), Anti-fungal and UV blocker (Natural sunscreen with SPF of about 9).

Witch Hazel is a gentle astringent that is anti-inflammatory, helping to reduce acne, eczema and psoriasis as well as sunburn. Witch Hazel also helps tighten pores.

Cocoa Butter is a moisturizer, contains anti-oxidants and provides some UV protection.

**NaturaliDerm products are mostly natural, although, some synthetic preservatives are required for extending shelf life.

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Get Jenna Dewan’s Look with KMS California at The 2015 Oscars

Posted on: February 24th, 2015

KMS California


All eyes were on Jenna Dewan on the Oscar’s red carpet with her sleek modern ponytail and her stunning Zuhair Murad couture dress. Celebrity hairstylist, Derek Williams, said, “I love Jenna’s darker hair color in contrast to the white dress and really wanted to show off her eyes.” This was the inspiration to keep the hair sleek and modern with some added slight texture to the ponytail.

To get this look, first Derek started with Jenna’s hair towel dried and applied KMS California FREESHAPE hot flex crème ($20.99) and blew it dry straight using a flat brush.

Once dry, Derek went over Jenna’s hair with a flat iron for a more smooth finish, concentrating it on the ends of her hair. Then he ran a dime sized amount of KMS California SILKSHEEN polishing serum ($13.50) throughout her hair for shine and brushed it back into a low, sleek ponytail.

To finish off the look Derek sprayed Jenna’s ponytail with KMS California HAIRSTAY dry xtreme hairspray ($18.99) to give the ponytail some slight texture and movement.

Sun Protection at its best is Australian Gold

Posted on: February 23rd, 2015


Everyone needs to worry about skin protection. It’s not just the summer months we need to worry, after all, we do go outside even in the cooler weather. Regardless of the weather, hot or cold, we need to protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Australian Gold is the perfect suncare product to do just that. I have used Australian Gold Instant Bronze Self Tanning Lotion in the past and now I am giving my son Australian Gold SPF30 Lotion Sunscreen to take with him on his winter break. I chose Australian Gold SPF30 Lotion Sunscreen for him because of its InvisiDry Technology. The InvisiDry technology absorbs and dries quickly and also spreads on clear. You won’t even know you have it on once it is rubbed on to your skin.

Australian Gold SPF30 Lotion Sunscreen offers Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection, is Water Resistant up to 80 minutes, is mineral oil-free and has a fabulous fragrance.


If you want to maintain healthy and soft lips, try Australian Gold Lip Balm. I always use a lip balm when I’m not wearing lipstick like when I’m outdoors walking, biking or just hanging out in the yard. Australian Gold Lip Balm provides sunscreen protection and contains  natural Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and Jojoba, keeping your lips soft. Australian Gold Lip Balm’s Antioxidant formula helps fight free radicals and helps prevents burnt or chapped lips. Did I mention the lip balm has a fantastic flavor of The Kiwi-Lime?

Start protecting your skin now and get your Australian Gold today


Be Part of LifeSpa + Oscars Live Social Event

Posted on: February 20th, 2015


With the Oscars just a few days away, Life Time will be tweeting live tips and how-tos during the Red Carpet on Sunday, Feb. 22 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The LifeSpa at Life Time will be sharing styling tips, tricks and tutorials; Oscar-inspired hair, skin and nail styles, and talking all things Hollywood.


Life Time’s social channels involved include Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, and the official hash tags include #LifeSpa and #RedCarpet.

We’d love for you to join Life Time in their real-time, LifeSpa + Oscars conversation during the 87th Annual Oscars! Also look out for more tips, tricks and trends following Oscars from expert stylists at LifeSpa, the nation’s largest spa chain.

For the 2015 Grammy Awards, Avon Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen worked with Katharine McPhee

Posted on: February 16th, 2015

Here’s how to get Kat’s look:

1. Lauren started with Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation and brushed Kat’s cheeks with Lorac Tantalizer Bronzer.

2. Lauren then used Avon Eye Dimensions Eye Shadow in Khaki Chic, using the peachy golden shade on the eyes and the taupe shade in the corners and underneath the eyes. She lined the eyes with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Scortch and finished with NEW Avon SuperExtend Winged Out Mascara in Blackest Black.

3. To complete the look, Lauren applied Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Naturally Nude on Kat’s lips and added Avon Ultra Glazewear in Nude on top.

Shop all Avon products at and follow Avon on:

Facebook: Twitter: @AvonInsider

Candles and Valentine’s Day make a perfect match!

Posted on: February 11th, 2015

Unknown-1Whether you have a significant other in your life or not, share this day with someone special, even if that special someone is yourself. Light a romantic candle, put on some red lipstick, bat your eyelashes or style your hair a new way. There’s no need to feel down on this day of love!


C.O. Bigelow Home Fragrance Collection offers the finest fragrances and now available in specialty crafted candles. A curated collection of scented candles from America’s oldest apothecary, C.O. Bigelow. For generations, C. O. Bigelow has been providing premium customized healing formulas and personal care remedies. Now, the famed apothecary’s dedicated chemists have created nine scented candles inspired by many of the brand’s most popular personal care items. With a proprietary blend of waxes and lead-free wicks, the candles are specially designed to ensure even melting. Made with the highest quality oils, these high quality candles bring a sense of refinement to any home.

C.O. Bigelow Home Fragrance Collection are $42 and available in 9 stunning scents,  Freesia, Lemon, Amber, Musk, Eucalyptus, Fig, Smoke and Neroli and my favorite, Lavendar Peppermint!
You will find the collection at C.O. Bigelow &

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