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Sparkly Sangria cocktail by Sociologie Wine

Posted on: May 25th, 2015

It’s Memorial Day and here is a fun twist on a classic fruity wine concoction from Sociologie Wine.

Sociologie Wine

Sociologie Wine

INGREDIENTS IN THE SPARKLY SANGRIA COCKTAIL
.5 cp Orange-flavored cognac liqueur
1 cp Frozen Pineapple and Honeydew Melon
2 Limes, sliced
1 Orange, sliced
2 Apples, red and green, cored and cut into .5 inch wedges
1 tbsp Superfine sugar
1 cp Orange juice
.5 bottle Sparkling Wine
1 bottle Sociologie Wine Red Berry, chilled

HOW TO MAKE THE SPARKLY SANGRIA COCKTAIL

Combine all the ingredients in a punch bowl and let stand at least 30 minutes. Then stir the orange juice and wine, and serve in crushed ice-filled punch cups or stem less wine glasses topped with a cute paper straw.

For more information on Sociologie Wine check out http://sociologiewine.com/

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Memorial day on Good Things Utah

Posted on: May 21st, 2015

Today I presented “Memorial Day finds that you will love” including:

on set

on set

Watch the segment here: http://www.good4utah.com/gtu/story/d/story/glam-products-for-the-whole-family/41433/bsjC5zS0zEqDrKXbUy420A

The look is Nautical. And designs are from Nautica! For the whole family we love the -Men’s Striped Shawl Collar Cardigan. Shawl collar. Welt pockets at front. Men’s Solid Nylon Boardshort Seaside red board short. Elastic waistband. Single back pocket. Women’s Lace Up Rugby Stripe Polo Rugby Stripe. Lace up neckline. American Flag Scarf Woven scarf. Boys USA Polo Shirt colorblocked polo shirt. USA Flag print on right sleeve. Polo collar with buttoned placket. Toddler’s boys’ 2 piece striped shirt & short set Painterly stripe shirt. Elastic waist drawstring shorts. Little Girls Striped Ruffle Dress Soft & sustainable cotton. Scallop trimmed ruffles in front. Men’s slim fit V-Neck T- Shirt 5% Cotton 5% spandex. V-Neckline. Closet Staple.

The GoTech Ion is the only miniature selfie stick on the market. It is compact, at only 7” and it’s simple to put in a pocket, purse or backpack so it’s always handy to capture a picture. It is made of lightweight, stainless steel with a built-in Bluetooth, it’s available in multiple colors. Prices range from $24.99 to $29.99. Also, for a limited time, promo code ABC4 can be used or 20% off!

Davita Natural Skin care protects your skin the vegan way with safe, healthy and all natural ingredient skin care formulations. The line consists of cleansers and exfoliants, sun care, moisturizers, brightening and lightening products, masques body care and more. Plus color cosmetics and the Oh My DeVita Baby line.

The American made Champion Juicer is celebrating their 60 year anniversary This is the original and most useful juicer and processor that has served several generations and it has never looked better. The Champion pulverizes whole fruits, vegetables (and even meat) and delivers silky smooth, cool, nutrient complete juices, frozen soft serve fruit whips, dumpling fillings, hummus, soups, baby food and more with a consistency unmatched by any other traditional juicer or blender currently in the marketplace.

With Complete Juicing, milling and “whipping” features, The Champion Juicer is a true masticating juicer due to the high rotational speed of the cutter, the grinding action of the saw tooth blades, and the longer processing time. The Champion Juicer has a dependable single auger construction which delivers continuous cool juicing with automatic pulp ejection. Heavy duty, high quality, long lasting juicer utilizes a 1/3 hp electric motor and stainless steel motor shaft backed by a 10 year limited warranty.

Handbag Handcuff is a revolutionary new bag restraint that secures your bag with one click. Simply attach one cuff to your bag and the other cuff to your car’s headrest post, a shopping cart or a chair to keep your bag(s) in place and accessible while driving, shopping or dining. Use it with grocery and takeout bags, laptops and briefcases, gym bags, portfolios and even diaper bags. Take it anywhere!.

Websites:
http://www.nautica.com
http://www.theselfiestick.com/
http://devitaskincare.com/store/
http://championjuicer.com/
http://handbaghandcuff.com/

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Easy, breezy summer on Good Day Carolinas

Posted on: May 21st, 2015

Enya Flack of It’s a Glam Thing will present an assortment of Fashion & Accessory items to enjoy for this upcoming “Easy, Breezy Summertime”. And all items are under $65!

Enya on Good Day

Enya on Good Day

Watch the segment here: http://itsaglamthing.com/video/easy-summer/

Laura Ashley Crochet Pintuck Top is the perfect top for the summer season, this pretty style will become your new favorite. Boasting beautiful crochet and pintuck detailing this sleeveless top is an easy-to-wear piece that looks just as good dressed down with chinos as it does teamed with a tailored pencil skirt. $62 http://www.lauraashleyusa.com/

This Panama Jack cute Ladies Natural Toyo Cowboy Hat (Toyo Straw is a shiny smooth straw made of shellacked rice paper) features woven straw trim and front Panama Jack coconut accent. This front coconut accent is great to help you from putting your hat on backwards! (A huge “no no”). It features lightweight construction and a shapeable hidden wire brim that looks great on every lady. When wearing a Cowboy/girl hat, don’t think too hard on matching it with your outfit. Just pop it on now and then to see what works with it. The right look can work especially for a casual beachy look. Go with a neutral shade of straw to play if safe. $19.95 www.amazon.com

The Isabelle Grace Bar Gemstone necklace is available in a variety of different colored gemstones. These are a perfect accent for everyday. Wear one, two or layer them with other pieces. Semi-precious Gemstone Bar necklace of your choice is on a 14kt gold filled chain accented with stardust roundel beads. Choose from- Amethyst- Black Onyx- Blue Zircon- Garnet- Moonstone- Peridot- Ruby $56 http://www.isabellegracejewelry.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=gemstone+bar

These Reef brand Gypsy Macrame Sandals ($40.00) have Classic, flip flop styling with a slender contrast woven strap, Suede leather toepost overlay; woven polyester toepost,Soft suede leather footbed with anatomical arch support with a Durable rubber outsole. This is a perfect summertime flip flop/thong sandal! http://shop.reef.com/reef-gypsy-macrame/d/1877

You can get creative wearing belts this summer from leather classics to cloth braided designs with an accent color that “pops”. If done right, adding a belt like a Nautica belt design to a summer dress is a great way to change the silhouette. Be sure to find the right position for the belt and opt for a versatile belt instead of a fashion belt. The simple classic belts in block, stripe or neutral colours are more versatile and always wearable. They can be worn with multiple wardrobe items but of course, some outfits call for bold and dramatic statements and fashion belts offer the perfect way to create these. It is better to start off with a more classic belt if you are not a pro at this. Nautica Belts $39.50 www.nautica.com

You’ll have it “in the bag” this summer with My Other Bag Pouchettes a convenient zipper pouch with major “My Other Bag” style! My Other Bag pouchettes have a convenient zipper pouch . They are made in the USA, My Other Bag is an eco-conscious and socially savvy line created by fashion addicts. Choose from designs like Marilyn Red, Marilyn Ice, Stella Metallics, Olivia Gold Dot and more. Perfect to carry alone or throw in a My Other Bag Carry all or any beach bag. http://www.myotherbag.com/collections/all/pochette $45

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Summer sneak peek on Arizona Midday

Posted on: May 21st, 2015

Dawn McCarthy of It’s a Glam Thing presents a selection of products for a “Sneak Peek of Summer”

dawn on set

dawn on set

Watch the segment here: http://www.12news.com/videos/entertainment/television/programs/arizona-midday/2015/05/20/27668861/

“Drink Yourself Gorgeous with REPLENISH Age Defying Elixir by Glotrition. This all-natural drink mix contains a patented collagen peptide that is clinically proven to increase collagen by 60% in just 30 days, resulting in firmer looking skin. Potent antioxidants, like Resveratrol, help to minimize free radical damage, which is the number one cause of aging. REPLENISH aims to address aging where it starts…on the inside. “Beauty from the inside out in just one month!”

Pura d’or Natural Hair Care products provide organic solutions that work naturally like their best selling product Premium Organic Argan Oil Based Hair Loss Prevention Therapy Shampoo. It Prevents Hair Loss , Strengthens Hair,Adds Volume is made with All Natural and Organic and Vitamins for Hair Growth. There are NO Parabens, NO SLS and the formula is Gluten Free. There are 12 Active Ingredients to Help Prevent Hair Loss. We love the Premium Organic Argan Oil Based Conditioner, Lavender Vanilla. Pura d’or Premium Organic Argan Oil Based Conditioner is made from 99% vegetable base ingredients. The conditioner is free from sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), DEA, parabens, gluten, artificial colors, artificial fragrances and harsh preservatives. Coconut and vegetable proteins help hydrate, heal and repair damaged hair from root to end without adding weight or build up.This gentle formula is infused with organic argan oil to add shine, body and moisturizers to all types of hair. And…it smells delicious!

Cover your hands chicly with Sundriven Driving Gloves. They are available in long and short designs in fabulous colors and neutrals too. Both lengths are touchscreen friendly. The original Sundriven gloves have been taken to the next level for double the glamour and , double the protection. Sundriven driving gloves not only help protect your hands from sun damage, photo aging, and skin cancer, but they also keep you looking vintage chic. They are made to stretch and conform to your unique hand shape and size. They are so lightweight and ultra comfortable, like a second skin. Preserves skin’s Youthfulness, Luminosity, Smoothness, and Elasticity. Prevents Dark Spots, Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Collagen Breakdown, Hyperpigmentation and Hypopigmentation, Dullness and Sallowness. Restores Elasticity, Firmness, Radiance, Clarity and evens Texture and Tone.Regulates skin temperature, keeping you comfortable and happy in hot weather. The fabric absorbs 50% more moisture than cotton or synthetic fibers while releasing excess moisture into the air.They are Eco Friendly and Hand Made in Los Angeles, California with Sundriven’s exclusive fabric technology PrioriTec™. UPF/SPF 50+ and 98% Effective at Blocking UVA/UVB rays

GLAMPALM Styling Irons put Glamour in the palm of your hands. This styling iron is a multi-tasking Styling Iron that marries leading technology with beautiful styling. It’s the worlds first touch-activated styling iron. Tap the plates together to activate! Heats in 10 seconds. Turns itself off in 35 seconds.GLAMPALM STYLING IRONS exclusive healing stone technology delivers immediate shine to the hair, while its unique shape and dynamically moving plates let you straighten, curl and volumize your hair. Excellent for all hair types and ethnicities. RETAIL: $220

Raw Honey Facial, Organic night cream, eye serum, body cream, lip balm are part of the Bee Friendly line of Handmade in small batches from by Beekeepers in Hawaii. Honey (which is used in all BF products) is being used by hospitals to treat 2nd & 3rd degree burn victims. Supports the growth the united states bee population. The company recommends using the Honey mask followed by the serum and cream moisturizer. Bee’s are dying … we need to save the Bee’s. Diverse agriculture and Beekeeping supports bee population. BeeFriendly products are Organic. Honey has been used as a topical antibiotic since the Egyptians wrote papyrus prescriptions Honey is a natural preservative. Honey literally lasts forever. it can remain preserved in a completely edible form, one could ostensibly dip into a thousand year old jar of honey and enjoy it, without preparation, as if it were a day old. These preservative qualities transfer over to your skin – it keeps you looking younger.

Dawn on set

Dawn on set

Eye Pillow for relief of Migraine, Stress & Anxiety.Each pillow features super soft, Natural Fabrics (100% Organic Cotton Available) filled with Organic Flax Seed & Pure and Natural Aromatherapy Herbs to Relieve Tension and Stress. Enjoy the perfect amount of light acupressure as the flax seed filling gives you a mini massage around your eyes and you fall into a deep state of complete relaxation. Reduce Swelling and Relieve Headache Pain by Popping Your Eye Pillow In The Freezer. We suggest purchasing a few of them so you can have a steady stock of ready to use eye pillows. It feels absolutely sublime chilled! Give your eyes a vacation!

Websites:
Glotrition http://glotrition.com/
Pur a dor https://www.purador.com/
Sundriven http://sundriven.com/
Glampalm http://glampalm.com/
Beefriendly http://www.beefriendlyskincare.com/
Eye pillow vacation http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TYRFD48/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_hvDpvb1GPT8EA

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Celebrate summer on Arizona Midday

Posted on: May 21st, 2015

Dawn McCarthy of It’s a Glam Thing presents a selection of products to celebrate this summer.

Dawn on set

Dawn on set

Watch the segment here: http://www.12news.com/videos/entertainment/television/programs/arizona-midday/2015/05/20/27668939/

For the selective beauty lover hostess – Looking for your youthful glow? Let DeVita Natural Skin Care Help! Age-defying, peptide technology and Certified Organic Aloe Vera naturally will win you over – after just the first use. Targeting solar protection, anti-aging treatments, acne relief, cleansers, scrubs and body care. Always Cruelty Free, Paraben Free and 100% Vegan – Choose wisely – choose DeVita! Available at Whole Foods & Sprouts

For the techie and fashional bestie – How about a bag that charges your cellphone! from ChicBuds. Like the CROSS BODY POWER ($70). It comes in 6 colors: Black, Brown, Taupe, Yellow, Cobalt and Coral.
The CLUTCHETTE POWER ($50)– Clutch purse that charges your phone. Comes in same 6 colors as above.
SLIM POWER ($25)– THIN Credit-Card Sized Battery that charges your phone (A LA CARTE version of what is in the purse). Comes in 10 different designs.

About CHIC BUDS WEARABLE POWER FAMILY:
1. Compatible with ALL Smartphones. Just plug your phone cord into USB cable that is inside the purse (or the plug that is on the Slim Power)
2. Will gave at least ONE FULL CHARGE to Smartphones.
3. Lightweight (hidden in purses), rechargeable battery. Recharging cable included inside purse or inside box with Slim Power.

A gift For the groomsman, Best Man or Dad – BottleBreachers Bottle Openers are Hand crafted 50 caliber bottle openers made by Military Veterans. The staff at Bottle Breacher used to use 50 caliber ammunition to defend our country down range, they now use them to provide the best man gifts, groomsmen gifts, and promotional products on the market. Whether used for decorative display, at special events, or as your everyday bottle opener; Bottle Breacher is sure to impress your friends and get people talking. Bottle Breacher’s are made from dummy ammunition and are completely safe. They have been professionally powder coated, not spray painted. This is a long process that takes time but keeps the finish for years to come. Our brass is professionally polished, giving it the extra shine that distinguishes it from all others. Engraving is done with a Laser Engraver which creates a unique contrast between the engraving and the coating of the Bottle Breacher, leaving it with a much better finish that is clear and precise.

A Gift for her from him – Third Love brings us a smarter bra design that both him and her love. It’s told to be the world’s most comfortable bra. The designs include the 24/7 T-Shirt Bra, Lace Full Coverage, True Bliss Wireless Bra and more. The panties include Things, Bikinis, Microfiber Cheeky, Mesh Boy Short, Seamless Shorties and more.

Dawn on set

Dawn on set

For a girls night out gift or just because – Bittersweet Bracelets started as a present created by a husband for his wife. The ever-observant engineer that he is, the basic necessity of wearing an elastic band around his wife’s wrist so that she could tie her hair back at work. The problem was the elastic band was an eyesore and it left a dent around her wrist. The husband decided to solve the problem, and did it with style! He created a bracelet that eliminates the pressure from the elastic around the wrist and makes the hair tie look like a stylish bracelet by creating a channel that holds the hair tie in place. The idea was so simple, but so unique that he currently has a US patent pending for the design! The BitterSweet bracelet was created to solve the common beauty etiquette dilemma, avoid getting the painful elastic band indention, and ensure your necessary hair accessory remains easily reachable. The bracelet is so comfortable to wear with ease and style!

Websites :
http://devitaskincare.com/store/
http://chicbuds.com/
http://bottlebreacher.com/
https://thirdlove.com/
http://www.bittersweet.is/

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Do men & women think differently…

Posted on: May 14th, 2015

The “CrowdFlower Apple Watch Social Data Study ” found that, contrary to expectations, the watch actually scored a higher approval rating among women than it did among men.

To produce these findings, CrowdFlower — a data enrichment platform that collects, cleans, and labels big data sets — analyzed more than** **30,000 individual tweets about the Apple Watch since its launch on April 24. By using people rather than an algorithm to parse their data, their platform enables them to create a more nuanced, emotionally intelligent big picture. They can then use this data to help clients––like Apple––better understand how to market a product to the public.

Crowd Flower

Crowd Flower

Findings:

WOMEN WERE MORE ENTHUSED THAN MEN
At launch, 64% of women expressed positive feelings toward the smart watch, while men are less excited at a 53% overall approval rating.

…BUT MEN WOULDN’T STOP TALKING ABOUT IT

While women who tweeted about the watch were generally more enthusiastic, far fewer women tweeted about it to begin with. 70% of all tweets, whether positive, negative, or neutral, came from men.

This would seem to indicate that the watch has a significant untapped market of female potential buyers, but missed the mark somehow; a recent study by the NPD group determined that 58% of potential buyers of wearable tech are women.

In response to this data, Apple execs clearly chose to target women in the majority of their advertising. Recently, the Apple Watch graced the covers of Self and Vogue China, and US Vogue devoted twelve pages of print ads to the gadget.

Even before the ads hit newsstands, women’s interest in the Apple Watch outpaced their male counterparts’.

WOMEN’S APPROVAL RATINGS HIGHER EVEN BEFORE FASHION MAG SPREAD

Following the initial announcement, 74% of women and over 56% of men were excited and intended to purchase the watch.

‘VARIETY OF APPS’ IS MOST-LOVED FEATURE

It may be that overall, women were more pleased with the functionality, but more put off by the design.

The most-loved element of the Watch was the variety of apps, which were cited 56% of the time when discussing its positive features. Specifically, Apple Watch owners tweeted in large numbers that the “health and fitness apps” are very useful and accurate.

Women’s positive feelings were even *more* focused on the apps than our overall sample. 62% of women cited apps when they delivered positive opinions, whereas only 26% named design.

In contrast, 15% of those who tweeted negative opinions of the watch cited bad design as a core problem.

For more information on Crowd Flower check out: http://www.crowdflower.com/

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Hot & trending items on Your Carolina

Posted on: May 11th, 2015

Enya Flack Beauty & Lifestyle Expert with It’s a Glam Thing presents some of her favorite products : Beauty & Accessory products that are “Hot/Trending” right now and great for Memorial Day and Summer Days.

Enya on Your Carolina

Enya on Your Carolina

Watch the segment here: http://www.wspa.com/story/29030319/whats-hot-with-its-a-glam-thing

Recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation Sundriven Driving Gloves are so pretty and Vintage-inspired designed for a real 50s timeless chic. Sundriven driving gloves help protect your hands from sun damage, photo aging, and skin cancer. Sundriven gloves are made to stretch and conform to your unique hand shape and size. They are so lightweight and ultra comfortable, like a second skin and feel amazing. They even regulate skin temperature, keeping you comfortable. The fabric absorbs 50% more moisture than cotton or synthetic fibers while releasing excess moisture into the air. Short $38 / Long $42 in beautiful colors like: Coral Rush, Sand, Poppy Pink, Rich Teal and more. UPF/SPF 50+ www.sundriven.com

From colorful gemstones to stackable gold rings and crystal ear cuffs, the fashion jewelry site Sterling Forever can keep you blinging for days. We love the Sterling Forever Flower and Crystal Multi Color Statement Necklace with a lifetime guarantee. It is moderately priced at $52. www.sterlingforever.com

Pedi Princess pedicure flip flops are a one-of-a-kind product, a cute flip flop with built in toe separators that are fashionable and comfy enough to wear inside and out. Gone are the days of hobbling out of the nail salon with uncomfortable tissue paper jammed between your toes, or wearing rubbery toe separators. Available in XS , (perfect for girls!), to Extra Large, they come in a variety of eye-catching patterns and colors. Adorned with a blingy rhinestone at the straps and each toe separator. $15 – $20 http://www.pediprincess.com/

Pura d’or Organic Hair Care products like the Tranquility Shampoo and Lavender Vanilla Conditioner are perfect for summer hair care. The Premium Organic Argan Oil Based Conditioner, Lavender Vanilla is a 99% Vegetable Based formula. It Manages Frizz, Enhances Shine. The formula is Argan Oil Based with NO Paraben, NO Sulfate and it is Gluten Free. $24.99

The Premium Organic Argan Oil Based Tranquility Shampoo Harmonizes Body and Mind , Strengthens Hair, Adds Volume and Texture, Creates Shine. The formula is Argan Oil Based organic and Gentle with NO Paraben, NO SLS and it’s Gluten Free. $24.99 www.purador.com

Bella il Fiore SHIMMER POWDER PUFFS are filled with glistening body powder for a beautiful sparkle all over, Bella’s dusting shimmer powder puffs are perfect for a red carpet glow or for any occasion. Available in Pink Powder Puff/Pink Shimmer, Leopard Print Puff/Gold Shimmer, Silver Puff/Silver Shimmer http://www.bellailfiore.com $18

And for the guys – Stance Men’s Major League Baseball Socks are available in designs to include: Wizard which is in honor of Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith, Bronx Bombers (the Yankees) and the Boston Red Sox . polyester 16% nylon 14% spandex 12% elastic. $14 – $16 dollars https://www.stance.com

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Get younger looking “peepers” now

Posted on: May 9th, 2015

EYE OPENING WAYS TO GET YOUNGER LOOKING PEEPERS RIGHT NOW

Houston Oculofacial logo

Houston Oculofacial logo

www.houstonoculofacial.com

Your eyes are the windows to your age. In fact, studies have shown that when strangers are asked to judge how old a person is, the eye area is one of the biggest influences. The delicate skin around our eyes is usually the first place to get noticeable fine lines/wrinkles and even brown discoloration. The causes are exposure to sun and pollution, stress, and late nights. Here are some doable tips from Houston Oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Mirwat Sami to keep the skin around your eyes protected and combat premature-aging.

Healthy Eye Foods-Healthy Diet Foods high in Vitamin C like strawberries, oranges, and leafy greens protect against wrinkles and dry skin, as well as cataracts and macular degeneration. Antioxidants like those found in green tea and berries are needed to fight inflammation and protect against pollutants and aging. Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, flax seeds and walnuts help both your skin and eyes by regulating the fluid in your body.

Be preventative-Botox and fillers can dramatically improve the appearance of the eye area without surgery. “If a patient has a volume loss or tear trough (deep groove) under the eyelids, we inject fillers such as Juvéderm or Restylane,” says Dr. Sami. Dr. Sami adds, “This produces volume to the area and provides support and lift to smooth out lines and wrinkles. Using injectables can also help slow down the development of additional lines and wrinkles by reducing muscle movement. The cost depends on amount injected and number of injection sites.”

No Injection Cosmetic Procedures-There are a variety of laser treatments available that allow skincare professionals to target certain areas and treat certain conditions. Dr. Sami explains that, “Resurfacing lasers, like Fractionated Erbium or CO2 can dramatically tighten up the skin around the eyes with two to seven days of downtime, depending on the strength of laser. “Microdermabrasion and chemical peels should not be performed around the eyes due to the sensitivity of the area and delicacy of the skin,” says DR. Sami.

Don’t use eyeliner and mascara on lower lash line-Eyeliner can make eyes look smaller and tired if used incorrectly. “Mascara on the bottom lashes highlights crow’s feet and dark circles,” says Dr. Sami. Plus, eyes look naturally brighter when left bare along the bottom lash line. Use eyeliner to draw a thin line along the upper lash line, making the line thicker as you near the outer corner of the eye for a subtle cat eye. Resist the urge and leave bottom lashes bare.

The Surgical Route-Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids. Surgery can be performed on either the upper and lower lids, or both.

Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes.

Specifically, eyelid surgery can treat:
·Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
·Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
·Bags under the eyes
·Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
·Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid

Protect yourself from the Sun- Make sure to apply sunscreen and wear sunglasses. Even when it’s not hot outside, UV rays can cause lasting damage. In addition, sunglasses will protect you from excessive squinting in the bright light.

Eye Cream- Using a moisturizing eye cream is essential to staying clear of wrinkles and crow’s feet. Dry skin can lead to cracks, wrinkles and bags. Dr. Sami says to, “Be sure to choose an eye cream with SPF to keep the delicate skin surrounding the eye in tip-top shape all year round. In addition, retinol helps to combat wrinkles and keep crow’s feet at bay by boosting collagen. However, it is best to use an eye cream containing retinol at night because UV exposure can break down this potent ingredient.”

Removing Eye Makeup- It is important to be gentle when removing eye makeup. The skin surrounding your eyes is very delicate and rubbing off eye makeup can worsen crow’s feet over time. Instead of rubbing your eyes to remove eye makeup, press down with a cotton pad containing eye makeup remover.

Eating too much salt-is another don’t. Under eye bags are intensified when you have a diet that is high in sodium. To reduce puffiness and swelling, skip the cucumbers and use slices of raw potatoes. The vegetable contains a protein that also brightens skin.

Over plucking your eyebrows- hairs become thinner as you get older, so over-plucking your brows will only do more harm. Dr. Sami suggests, “using tweezers or tiny scissors to clean up the arch and this will help open up the eyes.”

www.houstonoculofacial.com

Dr. Mirwat Sami

Dr. Mirwat Sami

Dr. Mirwat Sami is one of a handful of physicians across the country uniquely qualified to treat both medical and cosmetic problems of the face around the eyes. Her specialized training in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery help Dr. Sami provide her patients with unique and individualized treatment for their facial concerns.

After graduating at the top of her class in medical school, Dr. Sami underwent extensive specialized training in ophthalmology and ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, first at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and then at Plastic Eye Surgery Associates, Houston, Texas. During her training at Memorial Hermann Hospital, one of the busiest trauma centers of the nation, she was intricately involved in the surgical reconstruction of complex facial trauma and burn victims.

Dr. Sami has expertise in the field of eyelid and facial cosmetic surgery, tear drain surgery, eyelid malposition correction, skin cancer reconstruction, thyroid eye disease, reconstructive surgery for facial trauma and fractures, and orbital tumors. As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Sami has fine-tuned her skills in cosmetic procedures that can unveil and highlight the inner beauty of her patients. She skillfully combines a woman’s perspective with a keen surgical eye to detail and safety. The end result is aesthetically pleasing and attractive and unique to each of her patients.

Dr. Sami is on the clinical faculty at a number of prestigious institutes including M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas and The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas. She takes tremendous interest in teaching and mentoring residents from specialties including ophthalmology, plastic surgery and otolaryngology. Dr. Sami’s commitment to medical and surgical excellence is unparalleled. She devotes time to research and studies in peer-reviewed journals and stays on the forefront of oculoplastic surgery education and the latest cosmetic surgical techniques and procedures. Her ground-breaking discoveries and publication on the use of Botulinum toxin have helped increase the efficacy and duration of its treatment in both cosmetic and medical patients.

Dr. Sami is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, International Association of Ophthalmologists, Houston Ophthalmology Society, Texas Medical Association and Harris County Medical Society.

Dr. Sami is married to Dr. Shehzad Sami, an Interventional Cardiologist in private practice in Baytown, Texas. Together with their 3 children, they enjoy traveling, swimming and playing tennis.

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Rag/ water bottle workout on Your Carolina

Posted on: May 5th, 2015

Elizabeth Morrell Fitness Expert with It’s a Glam Thing is a personal trainer and nutritionist who will demonstrate her Rag/Water bottle Workout Full body Workout

Elizabeth on Your Carolina

Elizabeth on Your Carolina

Watch the segment here: http://www.wspa.com/video?clipId=11461333&autostart=true

Equipment Needed:
Rag
2 Water bottles (unopened)

1st Workout
Legs: (Bottom)
Stand hip width apart
Place rag on the floor
Place right foot on the rag and slid leg forward slight bend in left leg
Slide leg back to standing.

Arms: (Top)
Hold a water bottle in each hand, palms facing forward
When you slide your leg forward bring arms up
When you slide your leg back to standing lower your arms back to your side (bicep curl)

2nd Workout
Legs: (Bottom)
Stand hip width apart
Place rag on the floor
Place right foot on the rag and slid leg to the side bend in left leg
Slide leg back to standing.

Arms: (Top)
Hold a water bottle in each hand, palms facing inward
When you slide your leg to the side bring arms up lateral palms down
When you slide your leg back to standing lower your arms back to your side (lateral raises)

3rd Workout
Legs: (Bottom)
Stand hip width apart
Place rag on the floor
Place right foot on the rag and slid leg backward bend in left leg
Slide leg back to standing.

Arms: (Top)
Hold a water bottle in each hand, palms facing inward
When you slide your leg back bring arms up overhead and bend at elbow
When you slide your leg back to standing lower your arms back to your side (triceps curl)

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Hair this & that on Studio 10

Posted on: May 4th, 2015

Annie Hatcher of Its A Glam Thing helps us with Hair This and That on Studio 10.

Annie on Studio 10

Annie on Studio 10

Watch the segment here: http://www.wtsp.com/videos/entertainment/2015/05/04/26874127/

Just like our skincare routine our haircare routine should be changed with the upcoming summer months. Here are a few tips to change up your haircare routine for beautiful, soft, healthy hair all through the summer.

Like the oils in your skin, the oils in your scalp can speed up in the summer causing excess buildup and the clogging of the hair follicles. Beautiful hair starts with shampoo and conditioner. Treatment shampoos and conditioners like Pura d’or Organic Shampoos and Conditioners come in a variety of options from hair loss treatments, to scalp dandruff treatments. When the follicles (which are like pores) get clogged it can cause your hair to look dull, and dirty. Be sure to use the right shampoo and conditioning products during the summer months.

Also, just like our skin, our hair needs protection from the harmful UV rays. Especially if your hair is color treated. When going outside to the beach or just to go for a stroll, wrap your hair in a cute scarf or put on a hat. When hair is color treated it can tend to fade a lot faster and can sometimes turn a little brassy. Hats block sun and are also great for protecting our faces well.

We have heard of swimmer’s ear? But have you ever heard of swimmer’s hair? Thats right. As we know during the summer we swim a lot and when we can tend to get a chlorine buildup on our hair leaving that ugly discoloration of green film. BUT it not only happens to blondes. A quick remedy to take care of that problem is before going in any kind of water (salt, lake, pool etc.) rinse your hair with clean lukewarm tap water. Also, be sure to apply a coat of leave in conditioner to act as a barrier.

Summer weather is also notorious for creating frizz! When applying an anti frizz serum make sure you find one that is silicone based. The silicone in today’s products are more advanced giving it more access to the hair. It is also non greasy and micro fine allowing more particles to process into the hair. The more particles the more you can be sure the deposit of the serum is even throughout the whole head. Follow instructions on the bottle of how much you should use (usually a dime size amount).

If you have long hair, the struggle of the heat and perspiration can be a real drag. And when we go out, sometimes we don’t want to have to put our hair up. Baby Powder can act as a barrier as well. Before you put on your clothes or even do your hair apply a thin layer of baby powder to your skin, like the back of your neck, down your back etc. then finish dressing. You may notice that throughout the day just how much more comfortable you will feel. Also, the baby powder leaves a cooling sensation on your skin.

For more info check out Annie’s blog at www.itsaglamthing.com
And for more on the products visit www.purador.com and www.lindybop.co.uk

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