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Emmy Festivity Gifting

Posted on: August 26th, 2014

Dawn McCarthy of It’s a Glam Thing presents a selection of products that stars were gifted with at Doris Bergman’s Emmy Style Lounge & Party at Fig & Olive, in West Hollywood & at GBK’s Emmy Gifting Suite on Arizona Midday.

Emmy gifting on Arizona Midday

Emmy gifting on Arizona Midday

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Stars like:
John Voight, Emmy Nominee for Best Supporting Actor in “Ray Donovan”
Joey King, Lead in Emmy Nominated Outstanding Miniseries, “Fargo”
Khandi Alexander, Lead in Emmy Nominated Outstanding Miniseries, “Treme”
R.J. Mitte , Lead in Emmy Nominated Outstanding Drama Series, “Breaking Bad”
and more were out and about the days before Monday’s Emmy Award Show checking out various gifting suites and style lounges.

Companies who got in on the celebrity gifting include:

MD Sun Skin Care-travel kit

IDefyneme – mix of shirts for her (tanks & tee)

Bling It Hat Designs- mix of hats, cowboy and more

Jones and Rose- products featured- Sweet oil men & women, pure peppermint soap foam wash and a body soufflé butter

Radar watches

Travel cases from Travelers choice

The Artisian Group jewelry, stationary & more

Barry’s Brownies- top selling brownies

Brow Art 23- brow cake, brow gel, eyeshadow kit and more

Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort- 3 night 4 day stay in Cancun resort in conjunction with Caribbean Living Magazine

Foster Grant Sunglasses- for men and women

LG Tone infinim wireless stereo headset

Skinny Coconut oil

Emmy Festivities

Emmy Festivities


What’s In The Emmy HSB

Posted on: August 25th, 2014

Dawn McCarthy of It’s a Glam Thing presents a selection of companies whose products were featured in Hollywood Swag Bag (HSB) Luxury Hotel Gift Bag for nominees and presenters of the 2014 Emmy® Award show that aired on Monday night 8/25/14:

Dawn on Arizona Midday

Dawn on Arizona Midday

Watch the segment here:

The Merin Tote
Destiny Boutique
Stainless Steel Water Bottles by Ecococoon Mates Dryer Balls from
New You magazine
Paul Frank PJ’s
Quinn Popcorn
Seasnax Chomperz
Larabar Granola

Affiliated Charity: Fashion Project

Emmy HSB

Emmy HSB


Doris Bergman’s Fifth Annual Emmy® Lounge

Posted on: August 24th, 2014


Gerard Cosmetics & Whitening Lightning with Joey King --Lead in Emmy Nominated Outstanding Miniseries, "Fargo"

Gerard Cosmetics & Whitening Lightning with Joey King — Lead in Emmy Nominated Outstanding Miniseries, “Fargo”

West Hollywood — On Thursday, August 21, 2014, Fig & Olive – THE Hollywood Hotspot on Melrose Place which features gourmet cuisine from the French and Italian Rivieras – opened its doors to host Bergman’s Style Lounge and Party – the first tribute of the season, honoring the upcoming 66th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards. Over 100 of Hollywood’s finest turned out to celebrate and honor the television industry’s Emmy® Nominated actors, former Emmy® winners, presenters, stylists and industry VIPS. This highly anticipated invitation-only event, hosted by MD Sun Skin Care and presented by Gerard Cosmetics & Whitening Lightning, offered an incredible array of fashion for him and her, the finest in beauty, skin & hair care, stunning jewelry collections, chic chapeaus, fashion-forward timepieces, fabulous fragrance, travel accessories, gorgeous evening bags, fancy footwear, a gourmet luncheon prepared by Fig & Olive Executive Chef, Pascal Lorange, unique spirits, delectable sweets and much more!

Traveler's Choice Luggage with John Voight -- Emmy Nominee for Best Supporting Actor in "Ray Donovan"

Traveler’s Choice Luggage with John Voight — Emmy Nominee for Best Supporting Actor in “Ray Donovan”

Emmy Nominees Kate Burton (Outstanding Guest Actress “Scandal”), Jon Voight (Supporting Actor “Ray Donovan”) Joey King & Joshua Close (Outstanding Miniseries, “Fargo”), Khandi Alexander & Ntare Mwine (Outstanding Miniseries “Treme”), R.J. Mitte (Outstanding Drama Series “Breaking Bad”), Jamie Brewer (Outstanding Miniseries “American Horror Story”), Marina Toybina (Triple Emmy Award Winning Costumer/Designer) joined Alex Meneses (“The Goldbergs”), Ashley Argota (“The Fosters”), Asia Monet Ray (“Dance Moms” & “Raising Asia”), Boti Bliss, Dot Marie Jones (“Glee”), Elaine Hendrix (Sex, Drugs & Rock & Roll”), Eric Martsolf, Eva La Rue, Gregg Daniel (“True Blood”), Hal Sparks (“Lab Rats”), Jesse Henderson (“Finding Carter”), Kelsey Scott (“12 Years a Slave”), Marilu Henner, Rosa Blasi (“The Thundermans”), Rowan Blanchard (“Girl Meets World”), Shanola Hampton (“Shameless”), Tiphany Adams (“Push Girls”), Toks Olagundoye (“The Neighbors”), to name a few, were among the cadre of celebrities and industry VIPS who were treated to the best of the best!

MD Sun Skin Care with Kate Burton - Emmy Nominee for Outstanding Guest Actress in “Scandal”

MD Sun Skin Care with Kate Burton – Emmy Nominee for Outstanding Guest Actress in “Scandal”

In the spirit of giving back, guests & sponsors donated unwrapped gifts for young adults (ages 15-18) for a Pre-Holiday Gift Drive benefitting ‘Wednesday’s Child’ — a weekly segment airing on KTTV FOX 11 News, Los Angeles, with Anchor Christine Devine. ‘Wednesday’s Child’ highlights ‘harder to place’ children in the LA County foster care system who are in need of adoptive families. “In Los Angeles County, alone, there are over 30,000 children receiving child welfare services,” says social worker, William Wong. “Gif and monetary donations to the ‘Wednesday’s Child’ Pre-Holiday Gift Drive has been overwhelming and, most importantly, the event Sponsors and celebrity guests have provided examples to follow — giving the public permission to embrace our kids. I believe that people are inherently good and want to do good things.” Additionally, Bergman invited two foster children to join in on the festivities and experience what it felt like to be treated as a VIP — the love from the guests and sponsors was tremendous!” added Wong.

Bling It Hat Designs with Khandi Alexander -- Lead in Emmy Nominated Outstanding Miniseries, "Treme"

Bling It Hat Designs with Khandi Alexander — Lead in Emmy Nominated Outstanding Miniseries, “Treme”

Gifts and services were provided by:

Honest Tea with R.J. Mitte -- Lead in Emmy Nominated Outstanding Drama Series, "Breaking Bad"

Honest Tea with R.J. Mitte — Lead in Emmy Nominated Outstanding Drama Series, “Breaking Bad”

Telic Footwear, My Saint, My Hero, Radar Watches, Nature’s Flavors, Twisted Silver, Perch Jewelry, Bon Bon Home & Garden, Honest Tea, Spongelle, Art Lewin Bespoke Executive Clothiers, Kaya Di Koko, Single Dress, Single Underwear, GUESS, Tequila Azul Imperial, Veved Ice Vodka, Clif Bar, Luna Bar, Intemporelle Designs, Vida Emanuel European Day Spa, Dawn Lee Cosmetics, Stacy Vason Haircare, Roadkill Boutique, IdefyneMe Inspirational T’s, Jones & Rose, Origami Owl Jewelry, Go Fore Broke Sportswear, Ooh La Bra, Bling It Hat Designs, Traveler’s Choice, Unity Vintage Jean Company, Clothing Nation, My Sweet Cupcake (Winner of “Cupcake Wars”on the Food Network), Olivia Designs Jewelry, Model Call and CDs from vocal divas Lea Anderson and Devyn Rose.


Protect Yourself From Melanoma With The Right Nutrients

Posted on: August 22nd, 2014

Nutrients protection against melanoma

You probably already know that melanoma is very dangerous. It’s the deadliest form of skin cancer and has a high metastatic potential. That means it spreads rapidly. While some people are more at risk than others, it can affect anyone. And it’s so important to prevent melanoma because once it spreads, it can be difficult to cure.

Fortunately, good nutrition can play a significant role in the prevention of melanoma. Researchers are continuing to investigate the potential of our food to heal us and prevent disease in the first place.

Some studies have had disappointing results. Selenium, vitamin D, and vitamin E, while they do have many other benefits, don’t seem to bring a lot to the table to fight skin cancer. But other compounds do! Grape seed proanthocyanidins, epigallocatechin-3-gallate, resveratrol, rosmarinic acid, lycopene, and fig latex are all beneficial in the fight to help prevent melanoma.

Those may not sound like fruits and vegetables, but they’re all natural compounds! Grape seed proanthocyanidins come from grape seeds and you can find them in extract form. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate sounds like something you’d find in a laboratory, but you’ll actually find it in white, green, and black teas! It’s a powerful antioxidant. Resveratrol, as you probably already know, comes from grapes, red wine, and peanuts.

As the name suggests, you’ll find rosmarinic acid in herbs such as rosemary, basil, marjoram, thyme, and peppermint. You may recognize lycopene — which you’ll find in red fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, watermelon, and papayas. Fig latex, of course, is a product of figs.

There’s still more research to be done to determine the best ways to harness these compounds to help in the fight against melanoma and which are the most effective. But adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet is never a bad idea. And don’t skimp on sun protection. You want to use every tool available to defend yourself against melanoma.

Finally, feel free to take these nutrients in supplement form. For instance, you can find a great product that contains resveratrol and grape seed proanthocyanidins by following this link.

To your health, naturally,

Dr. Janet Zand signature

Dr. Janet Zand ,

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Mar 20. pii: S0190-9622(14)01048-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2014.01.910. [Epub ahead of print]


Beauty: Hair Now

Posted on: August 18th, 2014

Enya Flack of It’s a Glam Thing presents “Beauty: Hair Now” Hair Care. “Can’t live without” hair products for men and women and the newest fashion accessories for the hair.

Enya on Your Carolina

Enya on Your Carolina

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TouchBack Marker – Cover those pesky grays so no one will know they are there with TouchBack’s multitasking marker. It blends perfectly with hair color to cover gray roots between salon appointments

The Big Tease is a total styling tool to tease a firm base or soft tease to add bounce and movement to hairstyles. Use the 5 prong lift to lift, smooth and finish.

Products on Your Carolina

Products on Your Carolina

Use Scunci No Slip Grip Color Match Bobby Pins to help maintain your hairstyle through any situation. The inner grooves on these bobby pins feature No-Slip Grip technology to secure every last strand of hair. Perfect for updos, ponytails and short styles as well. Get them at drugstores and grocery stores.

Keratage Nutritious line Treatment Masque is enriched with KERNOX-D™ to create a protective shield and impart the proper balance of strength, elasticity and smoothness. Nourishes and moisturizes hair with natural sugars and proteins for a healthier smoother texture. Strengthens hair and provides long-lasting softness

From American Jewel ladies will love The colored BOHO headband, The braided with love headband, leather headbands with jewels and the 5 -in-1 that can be worn as a bracelet / a hair tie / an anklet/ a choker or a headband and the 3- in- 1 bracelets which can be worn as either a bracelet / a hair tie or an anklet.

Joe Grooming HairSpray is vitamin enriched with B5, soy and wheat protein, this extract rich formula actually strengthens hair while imparting a natural shine, The addition of aloe leaf juice protects and moisturizes with every use. All of the Joe Grooming products for guys are great like pomades, shampoos & shave care.


Beauty Tips and Tricks-Studio 10

Posted on: August 18th, 2014

Annie Hatcher of It’s A Glam Thing shares with us Beauty Tips and Tricks on Studio 10.

Annie on Studio 10

Annie on Studio 10

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Proper way to comb wet hair (straight or curly)- After shampooing and conditioning you want to make sure the hair is damp. Next take a wide toothed comb and section your hair horizontally starting from the bottom up. This will keep your hair from being pulled out and will make it a lot less painful.

Instead of microfiber towels use this- Now we have plenty of these around the house am I right? I am talking about t-shirts. Did you know that using microfiber towels can actually cause hair breakage and hair loss. So next time you get out of the shower have a cotton fiber t-shirt sitting next to you and use that to wrap your hair.

Best way to shampoo and condition hair (especially if it is color treated)- When shampooing your hair don’t use more than a nickel size amount and only focus on your scalp. Do not ball your hair at the top of your head. Use your fingertips to massage your scalp and work into a lather. rinse hair and let shampoo run down the ends of your hair. Make sure you use a shampoo with low pH balance such as the ones found in your salon. Next to condition only use a nickel size and this time focus on the ends of your hair. RInse with cool water to help lock in moisture and also to help lock in color. If your hair is color treated especially redheads wash hair 2-3 times a week.

At home remedy for red heads- Aside from using shampoo and conditioner that is made specifically for color treated hair, a great at home remedy to help maintain redheads is rinsing your hair with cranberry juice. YES cranberry juice. We have all heard from our parents be careful cranberry juice stains. Its the same idea for your hair. After shampooing and conditioning your hair take a bottle of cranberry juice turn your head upside down in the shower and pour the cranberry juice on your hair and allow the water to run clear before flipping your head back over (tip: do this BEFORE you shave your legs)


Topical Vitamin C

Posted on: August 15th, 2014

Using this with topical vitamin C can stop wrinkles and sagging skin.

woman with wrinkle skin

When you’re young, your skin is mostly made up of collagen – about 80%. But skin regenerates itself every 27 days. And when it does, sometimes it has trouble producing as much collagen as you once had. After you turn 25, you start losing collagen at a rate of about 1% per year. This rate will be even higher if your skin is subjected to environmental stressors, such as sunlight, smoking, free radicals, and inflammation. Fortunately, there are ways to not only protect yourself from these stressors, but also slow the rate at which you lose collagen.

First, here’s why it’s important to maintain collagen in your skin: collagen decline results in wrinkles, saggy skin, and poor skin tone. Your skin will lack structure and vitality. That, of course, isn’t what you want. But vitamin C can help restore your youthful glow. It not only protects your skin from environmental threats, but also boosts collagen synthesis.

Topical application of vitamin C is the best means of helping to replenish your aging collagen. And you can see results after several days of application! If you continue to replenish your vitamin C stores every day, you’ll see sustained results. Your skin will look younger and healthier.

Note: If you are wanting extra vitamin C, look for a serum that has between -10%. Apply the vitamin C serum first. Vitamin C can, in some skin, cause mild dryness or flaking. This is why we combined the vitamin C into the Système 41 Day and Night Cream Moisturizers. Vitamin C is safe to combine with all of your skin care products and works synergistically with other antioxidants.

You can make vitamin C even more effective by combining it with concentrated tea extracts, such as green and white tea extracts. You’ll find both of these in our Système 41 line. These extracts provide complementary effects to the vitamin C, as they also stimulate collagen production and protect your skin from UV and free radical damage.

Old, saggy skin doesn’t have to be inevitable. You can defend your healthy glow with topical vitamin C and tea, letting nature continue to stimulate your skin to produce collagen and perform at its best.
To your health, naturally,

dr. janet zand systeme 41

Dr. Janet Zand


Inni For Emmy’s Contest: See How You Can Enter

Posted on: August 11th, 2014

Enter the Inni for Emmy’s Contest. It is asking you to design nail wraps using Inni’s website, that you would like to see on the red carpet, and submitting the design to Inni’s Facebook Contest page – The grand prize winner will have their nail wrap design gifted to celebrities and also win a year supply of Inni nail wraps!! 5 runners up will receive a free custom pair.

It is easy to enter, you just create a design using Inni’s Open Studio platform and then upload it to the Facebook Contest page Then encourage people to vote for your design using social media. The social media hashtag is #InniForEmmys

Inni for Emmys

Inni for Emmys

The contest runs through midnight of August 17th. Details are below. We would love you to participate!

Contest Dates

•Start: Now
•End: Midnight of Sunday, August 17th

Direct Link to the Contest Page:

How to Participate

1.Create a design using INNI Open Studio design platform (you can upload any photo from your computer or make a graphic design on their program)
2.Take a screenshot of your design or download to save for Facebook
3.Post your design to the contest section of INNI’s Facebook page here (remember you must like Inni’s Facebook page 1st)
4.Share your contest entry and info about INNI on your blog and social media channels and use the hashtag #InniForEmmys
How to Win
•The nail designs with the most votes will win
•Share your contest entry and info about INNI on your blog and social media channels and use the hashtag #InniForEmmys
•Encourage and remind fans, friends and family to vote for your design
•People may vote once per hour – they must “Like” Inni’s Facebook page before being allowed to vote

**Tag INNI on Social Media**

•Twitter: @inninails
•Instagram: inninails
•Contest Hashtag: #InniForEmmys


•The design with the most votes will be gifted to celebrities at the Emmy’s lounge!
•The winner will also receive a year subscription to INNI – that means 3 free nail sets every month!
•5 runners up with the most votes will win a gift code for a free set of custom INNI nail wraps


Dr. Janet Zand – Face Washing

Posted on: August 11th, 2014

Years ago, before I knew much about skin health and maintenance, I typically washed my face with a rough, wet washcloth. When a dermatologist friend of mine witnessed this, she shrieked, “What are you doing? Do you do this every day?” When I told her I did, she told me that I was going to hurt my skin eventually and pointed to a few broken capillaries which she explained were the result of my harsh washcloth technique.

facial cleaning Systeme 41

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The skin on your face is delicate, so it’s important to use proper care in how you cleanse it. Fortunately, following some simple techniques and using the right products can make a big difference in your skin’s appearance.

You shouldn’t scrub your face or use anything harsh — you’ll just irritate your skin, which makes it look worse. Instead, follow these suggestions to keep your skin at its best.

First, use a gentle, nonabrasive cleanser formulated without alcohol. We have a cleanser that’s very effective yet still gentle. Just use lukewarm water and your fingertips to apply it. You don’t need to scrub your skin with a washcloth or sponge. Your fingertips will do the work without irritating your skin.

Once you’ve applied the cleanser, simply rinse it off with more lukewarm water. Then pat your skin dry using a soft towel — don’t rub! Follow with moisturizer, particularly if your skin is dry or itchy, but be careful. Don’t pull or tug on your skin, especially around your eyes. This area is very delicate, so use a light touch to apply products.

It’s important to have a skincare routine, but you don’t need to wash your face more than twice a day, unless you’ve been sweating. Sweat does irritate skin, so remove it as soon as you’re able. But if you don’t sweat during the day, washing once in the morning and once at night is all you need. It sounds too simple to work. But it does.

Don’t make the mistakes I did and treat your skin harshly. Système 41 has gentle, non-toxic, effective products that will help you keep your skin healthy and glowing. All you need to add is water!

To your health, naturally,
Dr. Janet Zand signature


Dr. Haideh Hirmand Shares Tips on Maintaining Youthful Looking Skin

Posted on: August 8th, 2014

Dr. Haideh Hirmand, a New York City-based aesthetic plastic surgeon,beauty expert and thought leader in her field, believes in maintaining elegance regardless of age. Dr. Hirmand specializes in eyelid and facial rejuvenation and has pioneered safe injection techniques around the eyes. Dr. Haideh Hirmand shares some tips on how to maintain healthy and more youthful looking skin.

While soaking up the sun during the summer months, your skin can take a beating. Dr. Haideh Hirmand tells you how to easily tweak your routine to cheat your way to gorgeous skin:
· Baobab is Africa’s all-natural beauty secret. The baobab fruit contains more calcium than two pints of milk, more vitamin C than six oranges, and more iron than red meat. Add to your smoothies and juices for easy way to add nutrition to your diet.

· Working out indoors during the summer months is uninspiring. Let the outdoors be your gym – it will motivate you to make the most of your workout.

· Low potassium levels lead to dry skin. Fight it by eating a banana regularly.

· Slather on sunblock every two hours to help defend against harmful UV rays. Make sure to first apply 30 minutes before going outside. I recommend SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50.

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