|It's a Glam Thing|
Today I present some of my favorite last minute Holiday gifts like this cute toasty Polar Bear from Coldwater Creek!
Women can pamper themselves with Zaya Oils. Zaya Face Oil Blend provides a radiating, clean complexion that exudes confidence. Their Body Oil will bring out any female’s flirtatious side with a luxurious blend clients call, “invisible lingerie.” And, their Hair Oil Blend enriches each strand and soothes the scalp. Zaya uses high-quality, organic ingredients like Ylang Ylang, Macadamia Nut, Jojoba and lavender to moisturize, restore and protect. The boxes are so pretty that once the bottle pops out, your precious jewels or keepsakes find a home in the beautiful boxes. www.zayaoils.com $25 Mini Collection – $63 for the Eye Oil Blend
The Award Winning Travalo puts your full size fragrance easily info travel size. Travalo refills in seconds directly from a standard perfume bottle. The innovative Genie-S ‘pump to fill’ refill system perfectly transfers your fragrance without spills or damaging exposure to air. It’s been sold to over 10,000,000 delighted users! It is airport approved. www.travalo.com wide range of prices depending on size and any embellishments. As featured in Cosmopolitan magazine. Watch the “how to: here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a8xxV1zDGs
“Not Just Any Old Day” is your special day “datesake” jewelry. These are “Hot” on Hollywood and many stars wear them around town. “RAISING WHITLEY” STAR KYM WHITLEY was recently photographed wearing her “Not Just Any Old Day” piece. Not Just Any Old Day Jewelry’s one-of-a-kind keepsakes will be cherished for a lifetime. An eye-catching and unique way to keep a special day (like your anniversary!) close to your heart at all times, each Datesake piece is inscribed with a signature calendar featuring a Swarovski crystal marking the date. Loved by celebrities and fashionistas, the calendar Datesake collection is handcrafted from recycled lead-free pewter in the USA. www.notjustanyoldday.com Prices range depending on customization, crystal chosen, chain option and jewelry design.
Designer Sheila Gray is the Owner/Designer of The Sheila Gray Collection, Sheila Gray MHC (must have cuff) category is very interesting. Each cuff is one of a kind and handmade with love out of luxurious cuts of anything from a cozy Italian sweater knit to the finest French brocade or even a Japanese micro faux fur. Creating a tactile landscape with a sumptuous terrain all their own, each cuff bares a kind of otherworldliness unto itself. These are great for embellishing that part of the wrist that shows at the end of a coat or jacket. They keep you warm there and when the coats come off, it’s a your winter chic bracelet. $30
Handcrafted in New York City from premium American suede and Spanish merino shearling is The Slip iPhone cover by RYE Bags. With a sleek design, this cover will keep your iPhone looking chic. Made with suede, and lamb shearling, it’s embossed with a logo and holds iPhone 6 & 6s www.ryebags.com $95
The Coldwater Creek Snowfrost Chenille Scarf is so warm and cuddly. This plush scarf is irresistible to the touch, and sprinkled with tiny sequins for a little winter magic. Website: www.coldwatercreek.com $ 59.95
The folks at Coldwater Creek were nice enough to send along with this scarf the stuffed Polar Bear, he is cuddly warmth with Silky-soft ‘fur’ and a candy-cane striped scarf that makes this bear irresistibly huggable.
(posted by It’s a Glam Thing TV personality Enya Flack)
Pura d’or Enriching Shampoo and Healing Conditioner
For a trip to the slopes, the beach, hiking, no matter where your trip takes you, travel is tough on your hair for both men and women. Pura d’or Enriching Shampoo and Healing Conditioner is the perfect choice of hair care products to take along on your trip. The Enriching shampoo is formulated with Essential Oils to harmonize the body and mind after a long, tiring day on the beach or walking the streets sightseeing. It is pure and organic, has no parabens or harsh chemicals. It will give you great texture, body and shine everyday throughout your trip. The Healing Conditioner is filled with coconut and vegetable proteins to help hydrate, heal and repair sun, wind or sand damaged hair from root to end without adding weight or buildup. It is also pure and organic with no parabens or harsh chemicals. Take along the large bottles if you are on a long trip or for a weekender fill the 3 oz travel bottles. www.purador.com available at Target online and select Target stores.
Inspired by Dawn Pill Box
Taking your pills & vitamins on your trip? Do you hate pulling out the conventional, boring and drab weekly pill box and having other passengers or tourists wonder what illness you have? Pretty up and disguise that pill box with The Style Rx pill box case from InspiredbyDawn.com: They come in decorative prints with vibrant colors and unique patterns and include the regular pill box insert inside . Your pills and vitamins won’t spill all over into your carry-on or purse. The Stylish RX Pill Box Case has a secure magnetic closure. They are stylishly discreet – others won’t even know it’s a pill box. They are lightweight yet durable and if you are taking an extended trip, load additional pill box inserts beforehand and swap them in.
Louvelle Turban Shower Cap
Getting an expensive blow out for your trip? Your will love these modern turban shower caps by Louvelle to keep your blow out perfect for days. In the Dahlia Style and Amelie Style. Founded by Simone Taylor from Australia and inspired by vintage Hollywood glamour, she created a modern turban style shower cap to feel chic while showering in two styles: Amelie which is ruched and sleek and Dahlia which is more voluminous and knotted at the front. Both come in a variety of about 10 different colors and prints. They are quick and easy to put on. They are crafted from luxurious, silky quick-dry stretch fabric with a water resistant lining. The fit is firmer than your average shower cap. Other than for the shower, Louvelle caps can be worn to protect the hairline when removing makeup, body scrubs and face masks. Available on www.Louvellewear.com
Fabrications by Emilia bags and pillow sets
There a new accessory designer in the design field. One of her designs is a pillow and bag combo set that is great for Travel. These pretty bags are neatly packed with a matching pillow; these are designed by Fabrications by Emilia. The bags have pockets for wallets, keys. iPhone, lipstick and other handbag necessities and the pillow is a perfect travel companion that fits nicely inside the bag. The bag can also hold your Kindle, paper files and more all in the bag including the pillow! Just take the pretty pillow out for a head rest for auto travel, on the plane or put it out in your hotel room for a personal touch while away. One of the newest designs is made with a Robert Allen Fabric, with sailboats. It is perfect for sailing and yacht charter destinations or travel to anywhere. The bag can be used alone also. Fabrications by Emilia designs are sold on Etsy at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FabricationsbyEmilia?ref=search_shop_redirect
Chi Cordless Mini Curling Iron
The pretty Fabrications by Emilia bags with pillow combo can also hold the Chi Escape Mini cordless curling iron. For on the go beauty. take a CHI Escape anywhere as easily as taking your cell phone to have perfectly coifed hair! It’s got intelligent heat settings, a travel pouch and multiple charging devices – charge it in your car or carry it in your purse, take it with you anywhere in the world with its dual voltage wall charger. http://farouk.com/chi
Urban Undercover Underwear
Dirty laundry in your take home luggage unsanitary and unsightly. This is something unique and interesting for ladies and their panties. UrbanUndercover underwear is underwear that repackages itself into a pocket for easy on the go travel. They fold into the attached to the panty pocket and then there are two flaps, one you fold over when they are clean – which is printed with , ‘let’s go’ and one you fold over when they are dirty which is printed with ‘nope’. And when you fold the worn pair into their pocket, they are not only discreet, but they avoid getting the rest of your bag and clothing dirty. These are great for travel, but also for today’s woman on the go from work, to the gym, to dinner.www.urbanundercover.com
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.
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. wheeme.com
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.
Annie Hatcher of It’s A Glam Thing shares with us “Beauty Tips and Tricks” on Studio 10.
Watch the segment here: http://www.wtsp.com/videos/entertainment/television/studio10/2014/08/18/14242461/
Proper way to comb wet hair (straight or curly) ( I will bring my mannequin head I used in beauty school to demonstrate)- 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)
Simple nutrient might be all your hair needs to look full and healthy
While we talk a lot about skin, even healthy, young-looking skin won’t disguise your true age if your hair is a dead give-away. Thinning hair and even baldness often seem like inevitable parts of aging. But they don’t have to be. You can keep your hair as full, shiny, and youthful as your skin. A simple molecule might be just what you need.
I’ve told you in the past about nitric oxide. It is a signaling molecule. It contributes to circulation, which is key in keeping your hair and skin looking young. Since the skin is the body’s largest organ, it’s essential that blood be able to reach it easily. Nitric oxide helps your arteries relax, which improves circulation. And good circulation means that your skin — including your scalp and hair follicles — is getting the nutrients and oxygen it needs. Without these, it can’t continue to grow healthy hair, which eventually leads to thinning hair and baldness.
Your skin actually makes nitric oxide within the dermis, your second layer of skin. As your cells produce nitric oxide, the newly produced nitric oxide begins to regulate the activity of your hair follicles. Since nitric oxide is a signaling molecule, it helps the follicles know that they need to grow hair.
Your body produces nitric oxide on its own. But as you age, the levels it produces drop significantly. And that may be what contributes to the loss of healthy hair as you grow older. Fortunately, you can supplement what your body produces naturally. Adding a nitric oxide supplement, such as CircO2, to your routine will definitely help improve your circulation. And while no large clinical studies have been done to prove that supplemental nitric oxide can definitely reduce hair thinning as you age, many people have reported positive results.
So don’t let your hair detract from your youthful appearance. Make sure you are giving it what it needs to be
able to continue growing thick, strong, healthy hair that may not reflect your age but definitely reflects how you feel.
One final note: You may be taking hair nutrients such as biotin, omega 3 oils, zinc, vitamin D, etc. and your hair still is not where you want it to be. Sometimes simply adding the additional nitric oxide for a couple of months gets things jump-started because the additional nitric oxide enhances the utilization and absorption of your nutrients.
To your health, naturally,
Dr. Janet Zand