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“Look Good and Feel Better” On Good Things Utah

Posted on: October 22nd, 2014

Dawn McCarthy of It’s a Glam Thing ( presents “Look Good and Feel Better” – a special selection of products for women battling cancer and cancer survivors.

Dawn on Good Things Utah

Dawn on Good Things Utah

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BANGS TO GO can easily add instant fullness to your hair plus it changes your look and gives you cute bangs. You can lose the head scarves, hats and turbans for a special night out. The human hair bangs are attached to a headband with a fall in the back to blend into your natural thinning or regrowth of hair.

Faerie Organic Artisan Cosmetics reminds us that with a growing number of cancers surfacing along with other issues such as allergies, hormone & infertility problems and many surface skin problems women need to start asking themselves, “What exactly are we putting on our skin?” Faerie Organic Artisan Cosmetics are free of Parabens, Propylene Glycol, DEA, Phthalates and other chemicals that can wreak havoc with our skin and our health. These award winning products are natural and organic.

Easy to use iBrowsers are, safe and provide instant gratification plus they are inexpensive. iBrowsers are temporary Tattoo Eyebrows and Areola Tattoo products are available too. Areola Tattoos are natural looking, beautifully made, and easy to apply! And they are affordable.

Brenda Jones could never have imagined her diagnosis of breast cancer in 2008. She did something to make herself and other cancer patients feel and look better. She created something warm, comfortable, fun and colorful called Hug Wraps to replace the standard hospital gowns for cancer patients that scream “I am sick!” These do not. They are a handmade kimono-style wrap that opens in the front and ties with a belt made and are made with pre-washed flannel in bright, bold colors and prints. Hug Wraps come in a variety of lengths and sizes for women, men and children and are designed to provide warmth and comfort to each patient.

Threelollies are a natural way to ease a queasy stomach. They are all natural, drug free and doctor recommended. They come in flavors including Ginger, Natural Cola, Sour Raspberry and more.

Lindi Skin is Skin care on a Mission. The line was created in 2003 as the first complete Skincare line designed specifically for the unique needs of people undergoing cancer treatment. The safe, gentle, clinically-proven line of skincare is perfect for anyone with compromised skin. The products soothe and relieve skin irritated by chemotherapy and radiation.



Good Enough To Eat DIY Skin Care Recipes

Posted on: October 21st, 2014


DIY Skin Recipes

DIY Skin Recipes

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From your head to your toes, winter conditions are no fun for your skin. Not only does dry skin look unhealthy, it can be really uncomfortable, too. Did you know that everything you need to save your skin from winter is as close as your pantry or refrigerator?

There are many lotions and creams at the drug store aimed at healing your winter skin, but many of those contain ‘mystery’ ingredients. “Rather than roll the dice with store-bought winter skincare products, you can whip up your very own. When you make beauty products yourself, you have complete control over the ingredients, so you know that what you’re putting onto your skin is safe,” says Dr. Susan Stuart a board certified dermatologist from La Jolla, California.

Avocado Mask
An avocado mask is perfect for dry skin that may become very irritated in the winter.
It is easy to make: mash the flesh of avocado with a fork, add a touch of extra-virgin olive oil, and apply this smooth, fragrant mixture onto your face. “This nourishing mask will supply your skin with a whole range of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and softening agents to fight winter dryness,” says Dr. Stuart.

Sweet Almond Body Scrub
Almonds are packed full of nutrients like vitamin E, magnesium, and healthy monounsaturated fats. These compounds make them nourishing to your body inside and out. Try this recipe to exfoliate and moisturize your skin.
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup almond oil
2 tsp honey
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Mix all ingredients together in a shatter-proof bowl. In the shower or tub, massage the scrub into your skin in circular motions (after washing your skin with soap), concentrating on rough or dry areas of the skin. Rinse with warm water, allowing the residual layer of almond oil to remain on the skin. Pat dry.

Chocolate Face Mask
Once regarded as a bane to our health, new research has shown that dark chocolate is healthy—and not just to eat. Compounds found in chocolate can actually benefit the skin when applied topically.
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup honey
2 Tbsp cream or plain yogurt or sour cream
3 tsp oats (old-fashioned or quick-cooking)
Place all ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth. Apply to clean, dry skin and leave on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Pat dry.

Apple Vinegar Foot Soak
-1 part apple vinegar
-2 parts water
Mix ingredients and soak for 30 minutes for hydrating new-like feet. Don’t worry about the smell, as it will do wonders for cracked, rough, smelly feet

Static hair
What you’ll need: Coconut oil
Recipe: Rub a small amount of coconut oil between the palms of your hand and lightly pat down the top of your head. “Just the tiny bit of moisture will tame fly-aways and hydrate tresses without leaving hair greasy looking,” says Dr. Stuart.

Rough elbows and heels
What you’ll need: Fresh figs, hardened coconut oil and sugar (optional if you choose to make a more aggressive scrub).
Recipe: Take ripe figs and mash or blend then in a bowl. Add coconut oil. This mixture will gently exfoliate, as the fig seeds will lightly clean and remove dead skin. According to Dr. Stuart, “Coconut oil is highly nutritious and moisturizing. Make sure the coconut oil is not melted. Place in fridge if you have to solidify, because if you are like me and prefer more exfoliation, add some sugar to this and create a dry scrub. Once this touches your skin, the coconut oil and sugar will melt.” Apply while you’re in the bath tub or shower and be careful as it may cause a slippery surface.

Vanilla Lip Scrub
-2 parts sugar
-1 part olive oil
-vanilla extract to taste
This scrub will get rid of rough, dead skin on and around the lips. No one wants chapped lips where you can see the lines under your lip color, so this scrub is perfect!

About Dr. Susan Stuart

Dr. Stuart is co-founder of La Jolla Plastic Surgery Dermatology. Susan Stuart, M.D. received her Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. She completed a highly competitive one year internship at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in San Diego followed by a residency at Emory University, one of the most highly respected dermatology training programs in the U.S. She also completed a one year postgraduate dermatology fellowship in pediatric dermatology at Stanford University Medical Center.

Dr. Stuart’s career began with her undergraduate education where she received her B.A. degree from Duke University and was elected into Phi Beta Kappa, an elite academic honor bestowed upon a small percentage of undergraduates who have achieved the highest standards of scholarship in the U.S. In addition, Dr. Stuart is the founder and past president of a nationally recognized organization for children with physical and emotional disorders at Duke University.

After completing 8 years of postgraduate medical education, Dr. Stuart began offering San Diego skin care services and has remained in the area ever since. She has worked with several internationally respected dermatologists and laser experts while continuing her academic endeavors as a faculty member at UCSD Medical Center, where she has instructed interns and residents. She maintains active staff privileges at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.

Dr. Stuart is considered one of San Diego’s leading experts in dermatology and lasers and has been selected as one of American’s top physicians in dermatology. She has been featured regularly on news shows including NBC, ABC, and KUSI for her expertise on a variety of dermatology topics and procedures, including San Diego Fraxel® laser skin rejuvenation and BOTOX® Cosmetic.


No More Nail Boo Boos! INNI Makes Halloween Nail Art Easy

Posted on: October 17th, 2014

From scary to silly, INNI nail wraps are the perfect beauty product to enhance Halloween spirit with their easy to achieve nail art. Like gel polish but better, these non-toxic wraps last up to 14 days and each $10 set of nail stickers comes in a variety of sizes to perfectly fit all size hands.
Classic Halloween inspired nail art motifs such as spiders, bats and haunted houses are achieved with perfection every time using Inni. For those that want to keep the fright to a minimum such as moms and/or kids. perfect pumpkin and ghost nail art is made easy. Either use Inni nail wraps for an accent nail or spook out your entire set.
Check out and get creative today!


“Fall Cover Up” on Arizona Midday

Posted on: October 15th, 2014

Dawn McCarthy of It’s a Glam Thing presents a selection of products that are great for “Covering Up” this fall.

Dawn on Arizona Midday

Dawn on Arizona Midday

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Hoods To Go is a stylish, portable rain hood to wear with any coat or jacket. Who wants to be tied down by rain gear? You can brave the elements in style with Hood To Go; a stylish, portable rain hood attached to a mini-vest that’s easy to wear under any coat or jacket. It looks great, protects your hair and is easy to stow away when the sun comes out, and the rain and wind stop.

Evolution-man Conceal and Treat is a blend able concealer stick that quickly covers imperfections while treating them at the same time. Soothes irritation and accelerates healing while “covering up” and treating blemishes. With Salicylic Acid it treats acne and razor burn through gentle exfoliation.

TatJacket Original Cover Up Sleeves offers a range of skin tone-matching hues for a natural and professional look with a selection of sizes you’ll find the ideal fit. The TatJacket JR Sleeves are designed for hiding tattoos on the wrist or ankle. The Sleeves are sold as a pair and feature matte fabric and hidden seams for a clean, no-nonsense appearance. Plus, with a 50 SPF rating, your tattoo is protected from discoloration and fading, while your skin is protected from damaging UV rays. To cover up tattoos located on the upper arm or lower leg, use the TatJacket Ike Jacket half-sleeves, which include the same features as the wrist and ankle sleeves. For those looking to conceal full-sleeve tattoos, The Original TatJacket Full Tattoo Cover Up Sleeves are best-suited for the job. Available in tan, black, brown and white hues, this full-coverage sleeve does double-duty, protecting skin from UV rays and tattoos from discoloration while a matte finish and seemingly seamless design can fool anyone into thinking you’re ink-free. Plus, the non-slip gripper cuff guarantees the sleeve stays in place.

COLOR WOW Root “Cover Up” camouflages grey roots instantly and even covers dark regrowth in lightened hair. Formulated without peroxide, it lasts until your next shampoo.

Food Huggers are reusable Silicone Food Savers that come in various sizes and there is also an avocado Huggers to “cover up” your avocado for later. They are easy to use to cover up and for storage for lemons, tomatoes, onions and more to keep them fresh and neat.

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“Fall Must Haves” on Arizona Midday

Posted on: October 15th, 2014

Dawn McCarthy of It’s a Glam Thing presents a selection of products that are “Must Haves” for Fall Beauty & Beyond.

Fall Must Haves Arizona Midday

Fall Must Haves Arizona Midday

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Keysocks are Knee High No Show Socks for Women. You can say good-bye to unsightly socks and footies that won’t stay in place. These sleek no show socks will keep your feet warm and comfortable but won’t show when you’re wearing heels or flats.

The Beauty Bib is your perfect at home beauty remedy to keep your makeup, creams, and beauty treatments where they belong. On your face and in your hair instead of all over your clothing. The Kym Douglas My Beauty Bib keeps you covered so your clothes don’t get covered in makeup and mess. The Beauty Bib is fun, trendy and makes the perfect gift item! Mom’s love to use it as a nursing bib too and it’s also great as a dining bib for people of all ages. 100% nylon, made in the USA, machine washable.

Michael Todd Organics SONICLEAR is the first ever antimicrobial sonic skin cleansing system. Sonic skin cleansing improves skin tone. It enables better absorption of skincare products and provides overall better cleansing than with hands alone. MICHAEL TODD cleansers, washes and scrubs are made in the U.S. without parabens, artificial color and fragrance or other potentially harmful additives. Not tested on animals. And, all are sulfate-free “no tears” formulas so you needn’t worry about getting soap in your eyes when cleansing with the Soniclear.

Puretrim is a Mediterranean weight loss program with shakes, truffles and more and has a huge celebrity following. You can lose up to 7 pounds in 10 days (results vary). The products are Gluten-free, Dairy-free and Soy-free, Non-gmo with less than 1 gram of sugar. You get 21 grams of plant based high protein from lentils, peas, and brown rice. Keeps you full for up to 4 hours. Try a Shake for breakfast, then eat a normal lunch and a shake for dinner. Once you have lost the weight just a have a shake for breakfast and eat a normal lunch and dinner. These are meal replacement shakes.

Puretrim truffles controls cravings. Truffles come in two flavors: chocolate and sea salt caramel. They are only 25 calories with zero sugar and holds your hunger for up to 2 hours. Enjoy the truffles in between meals or to satisfy your late night snacking problems.

Experience the beauty of Soap Baubles soap necklaces and soap gems. Soap Baubles soaps create a creamy lather that gently cleanses your skin, leaving it feeling silky, refreshed, and slightly perfumed. Soap Baubles come beautifully packaged; they’re a perfect hostess gift. These soaps add glamour and a stunning fragrance to your entire bathroom. Hang a soap necklace in your shower and let the fragrances spread. Soap Baubles transform your bath experience into a time of luxury and tranquility. The products are made in the USA in Vermont by a woman owned company. Vegetable based glycerin soap.

NAILSINC LONDON is the world’s leading nail brand and is now available in over 30 countries. Choose Nails inc. for professionally formulated, innovative, catwalk inspired products like their fabric collection of polishes. Fashion is at the heart of Nails inc. so wear fashionable nails with some leather, cashmere, sequins or camo polish. Check out all the collections and colors to choose from.

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“Pretty Smart Beauty Gadgets” On Your Carolina

Posted on: October 15th, 2014

Whether you want to get rid of unwanted hair, tame or dry your hair faster, get sparkling teeth, get ready quicker or just plain relax, Enya Flack of It’s a Glam Thing suggests these gadgets that can help.

Your Carolina

Your Carolina

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The WheeMe relaxation robot is designed to make the user relaxed and free from stress. It is palm sized and vibrates while it moves. Simply place it on top of your back and let it do the rest – decreasing blood pressure, decrease in anxiety and more are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to WheeMe’s benefits. The WheeMe robot has smart tilt sensors that prevents it from falling off your back, that way you can enjoy a long, stress relieving, treatment, without any concerns.

WheeMe has 3 relaxation modes: Vibration, Caress, And Tickling with the unique ‘Tingle Fingers’ accessory designed for a delightful tingling sensation.

Violife SLIM Sonic Toothbrush is a portable toothbrush available in a variety of bright colors and patterns, the Slim Sonic delivers a sparkling smile with 22,000 brush strokes per minute. The slim, mascara-style vented cap design is ideal for your handbag, gym bag or desk drawer.

Marco Norma is a world renowned hairstylist and designer of YOBRUSH. This brings consumers & “beauty-istas” a new way to reduce clutter in a purse and simplify life. It’s a dual purpose product. Designed for harmless tough detangling, windy days, after sports activities, to use at the gym, or anywhere “on the go”, YOBRUSH keeps you looking good while protecting your iPhone! It’s built right in to the case. In various colors it is available for the iPhone 5 and soon will be available for the iPhone 6.

Lindo Twist-n-Roll tweezers gently removes hair in a one twist motion. Its gentle and works like threading or tweezing. This little device will make your face look smooth and rid of unwanted hair on the upper lip, cheeks, neck and chin area.

The BLO & GO is a hands free blow dryer holder created to make styling your hair quicker and easier. It attaches instantly to almost any smooth flat surface like mirrors, windows & countertops. It’s like having an extra hand to hold your blow dryer while you dry and style your hair.

The CVS/pharmacy Fogless Shower Mirror is guaranteed fogless for life. It makes caring for your face in the comfort of the shower easy. For the guys it is perfect for close, comfortable shaves. Its is great for home and travel. It comes with a Squeegee and Travel pouch. Water in the easy-fill reservoir neutralizes the mirror and air temperature to eliminate fogging and specially designed suction cups adhere to virtually any wall surface and detach easily. The squeegee wipes away water drops.


“Buzzworthy” Beauty – IndyStyle TV

Posted on: October 6th, 2014

Melinda Lombardi of It’s a Glam Thing presented “Buzzworthy” Beauty products today on IndyStyle TV. All are tested and true by Melinda herself.

Melinda on IndyStyle TV

Melinda on IndyStyle TV

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Flocked Cosmetic Holding Spray a best kept secret in many cosmetics bags. Flocked Cosmetic Holding Spray not only sets your makeup in place all day but also provides vitamin hydration to your face and gives a fresh and flawless glow of perfection. It helps to prevent smudging and makeup transfer.

Hold Flocked 8-10 inches away from face and spray 3-5 fine mist pumps over entire face and neck after your full make up has been applied (including lipstick and powder, if you wear it). Product will be slightly damp allow to dry without touching for 30 seconds to 1 minute. $17.95

Here is something for the girls! Bo-Po Peel Off Nail Polish. The 80?s sensation is back and better than ever! Bo-Po™ Brush on Peel off & child safe nail polish peels off smoothly and instantly, drys quickly and no nail polish remover is required! Bo-Po is a unique, non toxic, child safe formula that dries in seconds. With 10 vibrant colors to collect Bo-Po girls can brush on their own nail polish then peel it off, no nail polish remover required. With the innovative spill proof battle, mom doesn’t even have to supervise. Colors include: Cloudy Day, Emerald, Grape Soda OMG , Razzmatazz, Bubble Gum, Day Camp, Pinkie Swear, Sweet Dreams, and Cotton Candy. Only $3.99 each.

Système 41 has added a couple of new products to it’s line of Natural Skin Care products. Système 41 The Gentle Exfoliating Scrub was just launched in late August. It is non-comedogenic, Paraben free, Gluten free and Hypoallergenic. It’s made in the USA will all natural ingredients. It’s a revitalizing treatment that uses Papaya and Pineapple extracts and Dead Sea minerals. Just use a quarter size amount to wet skin and gently massage in a circular motion for 1-2 minutes and splash it off with warm water.

Athena 7 Minute Lift works in just (7) seven minutes with all skin types to reduce the appearance of sagging skin, lines, and wrinkles leaving your skin soft and supple throughout the day. It’s great for frown and laugh lines and eye wrinkles and crow’s feet. Yes, You’ll see results on your very first application in just 7 minutes! It’s hypoallergenic and safe for all skin types.

YOBRUSH has been featured in top consumer beauty magazines in the UKraine, Germany, Deutschland & more. Marco Norma, the world renowned stylist and designer of YOBRUSH, brings consumers & “beauty-istas” a new way to reduce clutter in a purse and simplify life with a dual purpose product. Designed for harmless tough detangling, windy days, after sports activities, to use at the gym, or anywhere “on the go”, YOBRUSH keeps you looking good while protecting your iPhone! It’s built right in! You have to see it to believe this “why didn’t I think of that” product. Colors include: Black, Pink, Baby Blue, Green and Purple. $14.99

Intelligence Genius Pads by Arbonne, Arbonne Intelligence® Genius Nightly Resurfacing Pads and Resurfacing Solution are clinically proven to improve skin moisture, elasticity and firmness in just 2 weeks. Reduce the look of dark spots and fine lines for skin that feels smooth, even-toned and beautiful.

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