Posts Tagged ‘secrets’

Teddy Charles & Remington

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Everyone knows that I am a fan of Celebrity stylist, Teddy Charles (check out my Face Book page
pictures for a photo of me & Teddy from a hair show that we judged!)

Teddy used the new Remington T-Studio Pearl Ceramic Styling Wand to create the nautical-inspired “Yacht Knot” hair look that accompanied the breezy, ethereal runway collection for Luca Luca S/S 2011.

Twist-n-Roll Tweezers by Lindo®

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

For hair threading at home you have got to try the Twist-n-Roll Tweezers by Lindo®. You just bend it into an n shape, place the coil against your skin and twist the handles outwards. The coils will roll slowly upward against your skin and the hair will gently be removed. Really … its that simple! You can use it on your upper lip, chin, cheeks, neck, forehead and other places that need it. This was a highlight of the Premiere Orlando show this week! Grace Zhoul had fun demonstrating it and the attendees were buying them up like crazy! You will be seeing and hearing more about this and other fab products from Lindo. I am checking out their SwirliDo Hair Ties that I picked up at the show also so stay tuned for a report on these fun hair ties.

A Premiere Beauty “Show Stopper”!

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

The Silence HP hair dryers grabbed my attention earlier this week at the Premiere Beauty Show in Florida. This dryer is fab! I snatched one up. I got the Ionic model. I used it this morning. It operates silently. I actually listened to the morning news while drying my hair! It has a concentrated air flow which is great for styling. The cord is extra long at 10 feet. It’s energy efficient with a lifetime motor warranty. I learned that it is made in the US and is the only professional hair dryer made here. I am taking it to my salon next week to turn the stylists there on to it. They NEED to have these. How great it would be to visit the salon without hearing the stylist talking over the numerous hair dryers! The Silence HP was recently featured on the Discovery Channel!

As Seen In….

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010


Launchpad magazine, June 2010, “Workmates” – Abrione Anti-aging Moisturizer & “Earth, Wind & Ire” – Abrione Minty Invigorating Gel.

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

NAILPRO, June 2010 “NAILING THE NEWS” pg. 30 – Dazzle Dry eco-friendly nail polish.

Actress Peggy McCay’s Timeless Beauty Secrets Revealed!

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Emmy Award-winning actress Peggy McCay plays the unstoppable matriarch Caroline Brady on NBC’s Days of our Lives but she has enjoyed a lauded career on primetime (most recently a guest starring role on CBS’ Cold Case) as well as in feature films. McCay is the only performer in history to be nominated for both a primetime and daytime Emmy Award in the same year (she won the primetime trophy). Through it all, she has maintained a reputation for enduring talent, utmost professionalism, and timeless beauty.

What keeps this golden girl so golden? Among other revelations, McCay tells us what beauty products keep her looking so amazing and what animals can teach us about staying well balanced and healthy.

What is your definition of beauty?


I think beauty is God-given. That being said, it’s up to each of us to maintain and highlight it. The key is to have an accurate perspective on oneself and choose the right hairstyle and clothing that suits one’s particular figure and unique beauty.

Do you believe women can be beautiful at any age?


Yes, I do. I think one of the most beautiful women was [artist] Georgia O’Keefe. She was stunningly beautiful in her own way. I think women can be beautiful at any age if they care for themselves. Mature women possess an inner beauty learned through life.

Can you share some of your beauty secrets?


Vitamins are important and eating the right food, but exercise is the best way to change your attitude and your body. You can even exercise your eyes. I don’t wear glasses. I think exercise is the greatest tool for looking and feeling one’s best.

Can you recommend any special beauty products you swear by?


I use various products but favor Neutrogena because it is hypoallergenic. I also love Paul Mitchell products. They are not only pure, but as their slogan says, Paul Mitchell products are tested by hairdressers, never on animals.

It is no secret you love animals and love helping them. How do you think this has helped you maintain balance in your own life?


They are so essential to me. I have people who gave up having animals and they are miserable. I think I figured out why I think they are so essential to staying balanced. Animals are totally in tune with nature and we [humans] are the inventive ones. Animals have such purity, and innocence and love. They are wonderful. Most animals will become your friend, if they get to know you. And they bring that purity to a human being, which can lead to a healthier life. For example, studies have shown that stroking a dog will reduce high blood pressure.

You are in a profession that usually demands beauty of its leading women – were you always considered a great beauty or is this something you cultivated for your career?


(Laughs) Thank you. I’ve never thought of myself that way, but I think I’ve cultivated whatever I’ve achieved in that area. In New York where I started my career, physical beauty was not the main thing in actors – it was your performance. When I first got to Hollywood, my agents told me I would never do a movie unless I had a bathing suit picture – meaning how I looked in a bathing suit counted more than my training. I couldn’t believe it.

Knowing what you know now about health and wellness, would you have done things differently in your twenties? Why or why not?


I wouldn’t have sat in the sun so long!

What do you consider beautiful in other people?

I consider their expressiveness, sensibilities and heart most beautiful.