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Your HOLIDAY MAKEUP GUIDE featuring Miracle Skin Transformer and Gerard Cosmetics!

Posted on: December 21st, 2014

The Holiday Makeup Guide below will provide you with a“festively chic” look and the perfect finishing touch for any holiday occasion!

HOLIDAY MAKEUP GUIDE: Miracle Skin Transformer & Gerard Cosmetics…

Miracle Skin Transformer Spotlight:
Featuring beautiful light illuminating pearlized pigments, Spotlight instantly adds a radiant glow to any skin tone. This 5-in-1 complexion enhancer hydrates, primes, illuminates, enhances and protects in one easy step. Its universal shade is infused with skin saving vitamins, antioxidants, and natural actives to hydrate and nourish skin while delivering anti-aging benefits.

MST Spotlight sells for $48, and is available at:
•ULTA stores

You may also purchase MST Spotlight online at:

Gerard Cosmetics Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss:
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(Shades from Left to Right: Candy Apple, Crystal, Seduction, Jewel and Pouty Princess)

Color Your Smile Lighted Lip glosses are formulated with rich pigmentations similar to that of a traditional lipstick that will never feather or bleed. These glosses provide instant shine and moisture along with collagen boosting peptides to increase lip volume and reduce wrinkles both safely and painlessly. Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Glosses are packaged with a built in mirror and light for easy use, even in the dark. These versatile “go everywhere” glosses are perfect for any occasion, and each is priced at $24!

Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Glosses are available online at:

Gerard Cosmetics BB Plus+ Illumination Facial Crème:

A twist on the traditional BB Cream, the Gerard Cosmetics BB Plus+ Illumination is formulated with light reflecting particles and golden shimmer to add dimension and a youthful glow to any complexion. This luminous crème is easy to blend, long-lasting, and comfortable to wear. In a universal shade, the BB Plus+ Illumination can be used alone, as a cream highlighter, or mixed with your favorite liquid foundation. It’s priced at $36.

Available online at:

(Quoted and Paraphrased information in this article was obtained from a provided PR-Fact Sheet)


Butterfly Studio Salon Stylists Dana Tizzio and Jason J. Dougherty share “Holiday-Ready” hair styles for Guys and Gals !

Posted on: December 16th, 2014

Are you ready for the festive holiday season? It’s that time of year when we all enjoy getting together with friends, family, and our co-workers.

What about those events that take place right after office hours? You’ve been working all day, and whether a guy or gal, you know you’ll want to “spiff” up your look a up a bit before the cocktail party begins…. Well no worries at all!

The super talented Butterfly Studio Salon stylists Dana Tizzio and Jason J. Dougherty will show you how your “hair can be your best accessory ” with their insider tips on how to get holiday-ready hair. These styles will transform you from an office look to festive cocktail party guest in just a few simple steps!

Dana Tizzio’s “10 Minute (No brush) Updo Braid”
Dana Tizzio’s “10 Minute (No brush) Updo Braid”
This DIY ‘do will take you from a bad hair moment or a long day at the office to black tie-chic without any hot tools or hair prep. Not even a hairbrush is required! All you’ll need is a few pins, hair ties, and a mini/travel-sized version of your favorite dry shampoo/texturizing spray.
1. Section 1/4 hair from side part to ear, and add Shu Uemura Texture Wave spray for volume.
2. Start braid at part, focusing braid at front of forehead, and secure end with elastic.
3. Spritz more Texture Wave spray throughout hair to enhance texture for easier styling (also helps keep everything in place better for the long haul).
4. Without brushing, twist all of hair to the side of braid and secure with elastic, creating a ponytail.
5. Braid ponytail, including front braid, and secure end with elastic. (It does not need to be tight)
6. Hold one piece of braid at the end with one hand. With the other hand, push entire braid upward from the bottom with your fingers to create a rouging effect.
7. Wrap braid to create a bun or knot shape, nestled on one side of your head for the best look. You want your style to be seen!
8. Secure with bobby pins, and use the hair pins to manage any loose ends.
9. Loosen the front of the braid and work your way back. Widen from the start of the braid for an effect that beautifully frames your face by pulling apart gently on each section. This will create a softer and more romantic, evening-ready braided look.

Jason J. Dougherty’s “Quick Men’s Style”

For a sophisticated style or a Don Draper-inspired look, try this relaxed yet polished look which has enough body to make a statement while staying clean cut enough for the office.

1. Start with clean, just washed hair and comb through before applying product.
2. Using a quarter-sized amount of gel serum, emulsify using your hands and apply product throughout hair.
3. With a fine tooth comb, comb through front half of hair, while blow drying on a low setting. Blow dry back half of hair while simply running fingers through.
4. Use texturizing spray such as Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray to roots at the front for a boost. Your style will thank you later. Sculpt hair with hands.
5. Apply a styling wax on sides and back of hair for a polished look.
6. Finish with a medium (more flexible) hairspray like Oribe’s non-sticky Super Fine throughout for extra shine and hold.

Thanks to Dana and Jason for sharing these creative hairstyles that help you create a terrific Holiday-Look with ease!

Learn more about Butterfly Studio Salons by visiting:

(Quoted and Paraphrased information in the article obtained by 
provided PR-Fact Sheets)


TV-Personality Nick Cannon and Theraflu® present the flu map to help you during the flu season

Posted on: December 2nd, 2014

Once again, it’s that time of year. No matter where you go there’s always someone who’s had the flu or is fighting a cold. That can keep you on edge wondering if there is anything you can do to avoid getting sick.

In fact, statistics report that each year up to 20% of people across the US will get the flu, and more than 200,000 Americans will be hospitalized for flu-related complications annually!

With that kind of data, Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., the makers of Theraflu® realized the essential need to be prepared to keep families healthy during the cold and flu season. Everything came together when actor, musician and TV personality Nick Cannon joined forces with Novartis as spokesperson, and the 5-Step Fluprint program was launched.

Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon

Regarding the topic of colds and flu, Nick noted, “I’m constantly traveling and on-the go, so I can’t afford to let cold and flu symptoms slow me down, especially when I’m working or taking care of my family. That’s why I always stay flu-ready by getting vaccinated every year and having Theraflu® products on-hand, and this season, I wanted to do something to help all Americans get flu-ready too, so I’m asking everyone to join me in the fight against the cold and flu; visit and Like the Theraflu® Facebook page today.”

Additionally, for every “Like” on the Theraflu® Facebook page, Novartis will donate $1 up to $100,000 to Families Fighting Flu. This nonprofit national organization helps others, especially those in-need, to get flu-ready! Program details can be found on the Theraflu® Facebook page.

The Executive Director of Families Fighting Flu, Laura Scott stated, “We’re thrilled to work with Novartis Consumer Health on such an important flu-readiness program. Our organization has seen countless families affected by the flu, and we remain committed to bringing education about the flu, prevention tips, and treatment options to the forefront.”

Take a moment to visit and “Like” : ! I did, and found it full of helpful information regarding flu and colds. The 5-Step Fluprint™ program is very well presented, and you’ll have the opportunity to interact by adding your commentary on the TherafluUS Facebook page!

Now… Let’s head over to : . Here’s part of the 5-Step Fluprint™ program below:

1. • LEARN: Learn about the cold and flu, including prevention tips.

2. • VACCINATE: Find out where to get a flu shot nearby.

3. • PREPARE: Get ready before symptoms hit; steer clear of sick friends and family to help prevent the cold and flu.

4. • TREAT: Find relief if they get sick and explore over-the-counter cold and flu medications.

5. • SHARE: Spread the word about the program and rally others to the cause.

The 5-Step Fluprint program provides wonderful educational resources, including a cold and flu symptom kit, a quiz to test cold and flu knowledge, details about where to get vaccinated, and information on available over-the-counter treatment options. Consumers can also find out whether flu activity is high in their area , and where to purchase Theraflu® products.

About Novartis: Novartis Consumer Health, Inc. based in Parsippany, New Jersey is a worldwide recognized leader in research, development, production and marketing of self-medication products that do not require a prescription. NCH products are designed for the in-home treatment and prevention of medical conditions and ailments, as well as the enhancement of overall health and well-being.

For more information, please visit

Follow Novartis on Twitter: @Novartis

(Any Quoted or Paraphrased information in this article was obtained from a provided fact sheet with statistics reported by CDC.)


Make The Holidays White and Bright with 25% off savings on SUPERSMILE.Com

Posted on: November 28th, 2014

A beautiful, confident smile is the key to perfecting any look or successfully navigating high pressure situations from a job interview to a first date. To help give the gift of a better smile, this Black Friday through Cyber Monday, Supersmile® is offering four days of savings. Visit from Friday, November 28th at 12:01am EST through Monday, December 1st at 11:59 pm EST, for 25% off savings site wide and receive free shipping on all purchases over $50.

This year, give the gift of health and beauty from the only brand that helps you safely whiten teeth while strengthening enamel, using proprietary CALPROX® whitening complex.
• Choose from best-sellers like the Supersmile® Professional Whitening System, Professional Whitening Toothpaste, or Whitening Pre-Rinse to dramatically whiten teeth at home.

• Elevate the look of any bathroom vanity while maximizing oral health with the colorful new Supersmile® Crystal Collection of ergonomic, beautifully designed toothbrushes.

• Or pick stocking stuffers like Supersmile® Professional Whitening Gum or Quikee Instant Whitening Polish with CALPROX® to whiten teeth and freshen breath on the go.

WHAT: Supersmile® Black Friday through Cyber Monday 25% Off Site Wide Sale

WHEN: Friday, November 28th at 12:01am to Monday, December 1st at 11:59pm EST




(Quoted or paraphrased information in this PR-Article was obtained from a provided PR-Fact Sheet.)


Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals from Jan Marini Skin Research and Scalisi Skin Care

Posted on: November 27th, 2014

Jan Marini Skin Research
Now – December 5th
Take 20% off purchases over $200 or more.




Scalisi Skincare
Available Thanksgiving Day at 3pm EST:
The Essentials Value Kit
The kit includes full sizes products of
• Anti-Aging Moisturizer
• Cleanser and Exfoliator
• Eye Cream
Price: $119 (Retail value =$145)


SCALISI SKINCARE Anti-Aging Moisturizer

Anti-Aging Moisturizer

SCALISI SKINCARE Cleanser and Exfoliator

Cleanser and Exfoliator


Eye Cream

(Quoted and or paraphrased information in this PR article was obtained from a provided PR-Fact Sheet.)


Jumpstart Your Online Holiday Shopping with Dr. Brandt Skincare!

Posted on: November 27th, 2014

Give thanks for an extended Black Friday sale from dr. brandt, exclusively on dr. brandt skincare is offering three full days to stock up on the best of dr. brandt skincare and score must-have holiday gifts for everyone on your list. Beginning Wednesday, November 26th EST through midnight Friday, November 28th EST, all dr. brandt products site-wide will be available for 40% off entire purchase, plus free shipping, on the brand’s website. No additional discounts apply.

WHAT: dr.brandt skincare Black Friday 40% off on entire online purchase + free standard shipping
WHEN: Wednesday, November 26th to midnight Friday, November 28th EST

For those who love to cybershop, and crave refreshed, youthful looking eyes, dr. brandt skincare is offering 40% off selected anti-aging eye creams plus complimentary standard shipping on all orders, beginning Sunday, November 30th through midnight on Monday, December 1st EST. Choose from four of dr. brandt’s best anti-aging eye cream favorites: do not age triple peptide eye cream,extend your youth eye cream, glow by dr. brandt revitalizing retinol eye cream, and dark circles away collagen eye serum to enjoy the most eye-catching discounts this year. Offer applies only to these select best eye cream products.

WHAT: dr. brandt skincare Ceyeber Monday 40% off eye cream online sale + free shipping
WHEN: Sunday, November 30th to Monday, December 1st at midnight EST

FREE standard shipping all Holiday season. Visit during Cyber Week for more great sales on all your favorite skincare essentials. Starting Tuesday, December 2nd, the more you spend, the more you save all Cyber Week long.

(Quoted or paraphrased information in this article was obtained from a provided PR-Fact Sheet.)


Don’t Miss out on these Exclusive Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals !

Posted on: November 24th, 2014

Here’s the “SCOOP” on some of the best deals around on BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY……


Spa Sonic –
November 1st – December 30th
Spa Sonic Face Effects (Gold, Silver, Cheetah, Zebra)
$33.99 (Regular price $59.99)

November 1st – December 30th
Spa Sonic Color Collection
$33.99 (Regular price $69.99)

November 1st – November 26th
Spa Sonic Pro (Exclusive)
$49.99 (Regular price $74.99)

Nov 26th – Dec 6th (Black Friday/Cyber Week):
Spa Sonic Pro
$41.99 (Regular price $74.99) –
Black Friday
Spa Sonic Color Collection
$33.99 (Regular price $59.99)

Cyber Week (December 1st – 6th)
Spa Sonic Color Collection
$33.99 (Regular price $59.99) –
Cyber Week (December 1st – 6th):
Spa Sonic Color Collection
$29.99 (Regular price: $64.99)



Jose Eber
• 8AM – 12PM: 40% off
Use Code: BLACK40

• 12PM – 3PM: 30% off
Use Code: BLACK30

• 3PM – 5PM: 20% off
Use Code: BLACK20

All day: Free Shipping

Shop online via-


Miracle Skin Transformer
Black Friday:
Spend $50 and receive 30% off your entire purchase. Use this code at checkout: BLACKFRIDAY30

Cyber Monday:
Spend $50 and receive 40% off your entire purchase. Use this code at checkout: CYBERMONDAY40

Shop online via


Mad Hippie
Black Friday – 12am December 1st:

25% off all purchases during this time frame.

Use code: Holiday

Shop online via –


Karin Herzog
Black Friday – Cyber Monday:
20% off everything from midnight 11/27 through midnight on 12/1.

Spend $100 and receive a free Foot Oil.
Shop online via –

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday:

11/24 through 12/1 enjoy 25% off all HairMax products.

Use code: BFWEB25
(this will be posted on the site as well)

Shop online via –

Black Friday:
25% off all items (excluding bundles)

Cyber Monday:
35% off all items (excluding bundles)

Shop online via –


Black Friday – Cyber Monday:
20% off slippers and gloves.

Promotion begins at midnight on 11/28 and ends 11.59pm on 12/1.

Shop online via –
Geluxury Slippers –

Geluxury Gloves –

Black Friday – Cyber Monday:
20% off Mitts and Booties.

Promotion begins at midnight on 11/28 and ends 11.59pm on 12/1.

Shop online via:
NatraCure Mitts –

NatraCure Booties –


Scalisi Skincare’s double duty Cleanser and Exfoliator will be your skin’s daily “best friend” !

Posted on: November 23rd, 2014

We all know the importance of cleansing and caring for our skin. Yet, exfoliation, an essential step in our skin cleansing care regime is often overlooked. Exfoliating is a necessity in the cycle of skin renewal. It’s function is to eliminate the dead “top surface” skin cells so they can be replaced by fresh new cells.

Scalisi Skincare developed a solution for this problem with their Cleanser and Exfoliator!

SCALISI SKIN CARE Cleanser and Exfoliator Price $25

Cleanser and Exfoliator • Price $25

This ideal cleanser from Scalisi Skincare not only gently cleans and exfoliates, but will hydrate your skin as well. The convenience is that it’s all in one tube, easy to use, and as mentioned on the packaging, “you’ll really look forward to using it each day.I couldn’t agree more!

I had the opportunity to try Scalisi’s Cleanser and Exfoliator, and my skin felt wonderful! It’s a quick, easy and effective cleanser that will leave your skin feeling clean, hydrated, and looking radiant & healthy! I followed the easy instructions by applying and lightly massaging the product in circular motions on my dampened skin. I then removed it with warm water using a soft wash cloth.

Here are some of the FEATURES & BENEFITS:
• “Scalisi Skincare Cleanser and Exfoliator is formulated for ALL skin types”
• “It has time released vitamins A, C and E that nourish and help provide antioxidant protection”
• “Jojoba, Macadamia Nut, and Sunflower Oils are included to moisturize”

Along with Cleanser and Exfoliator, Scalisi Skincare also has a very nice array of products that provide a nice balanced regimen for your skin, including:
• “Anti-Aging Moisturizer”
• “Advanced Wrinkle Cream”
• and “Eye Cream”

I know you’ll enjoy Scalisi Skincare’s website:
Here you’ll be able to purchase the Scalisi products and learn more about the company, product line, read some awesome reviews, and more.

If you’re near Scarsdale, New York, you’ll find Scalisi Skincare at :
Derva Bader Skin Care & Beauty Spa
38 Garth Road
Scarsdale, NY

I’d now like to introduce you to the woman behind Scalisi Skincare, Jill Scalisi:

Jill Scalisi Scalisi Skincare http://www/

Jill Scalisi
Scalisi Skincare

“For twenty years; Jill Scalisi worked on Wall Street. After Jill received a diagnosis of skin cancer in 2008, she was and unable to find skin care products with SPF 30 that were proven, healthy, and anti-aging. As a result, Jill was able to bring about a whole new category in skin care by “partnering” with “top industry leaders in manufacturing and packaging” and bring into being Scalisi Skincare.”

Check out Jill’s blog at:

I’m delighted to give “Cleanser and Exfoliator” a 5-Star Review, and wish Jill ongoing success with Scalisi Skincare!

(Any quoted or paraphrased information in this article was obtained from a provided Fact Sheet, and additional information from Any personal commentary is my opinion from using the product that was provided to me.)


Skincare expert Jan Marini shares tips for taking care of your skin during the winter season!

Posted on: November 17th, 2014
Jan Marini President and CEO of Jan Marini Skin Research

Jan Marini
President and CEO of Jan Marini Skin Research

With more than three decades of experience researching and developing innovative skincare technologies, Jan Marini is a true pioneer in the professional skincare arena, and an outstanding expert in her field. Skincare “Guru”Jan Marini is the perfect person to share her top beauty tips to help keep your skin protected and youthful during the winter season!

Jan Marini’s tips to care for your skin in winter: 



One of the most common complaints relating to harsh winter weather is dry chapped lips.Not only are dry lips uncomfortable, but they can interfere with lipstick application and certainly look unsightly. 

Here’s a few tips guaranteed to deliver smooth, hydrated luscious looking lips:

1. After removing your lipstick, use a wet (wrung out) washcloth to rigorously “buff” the lip area. This provides just the right amount of exfoliation and removes dead dry skin, leaving behind a smooth surface.

2. Rub everything you use on your face over your lips – and be generous.  This means moisturizers, retinol, etc.

3. Finish with a sealant. Use something that is thick and emollient. This idea is to leave behind a barrier that sits on your lips throughout the night and prevents moisture from escaping.  Some great examples are plain old Vaseline, Elizabeth Arden 8-hour cream, or Janet Sartin Superfatted Cream.

4. In the AM, make certain you again massage your facial products onto your lip and finish with sunscreen.




Whether your skin is dry or oily, colder winter weather can make any complexion look duller and less vibrant.  While increased moisture helps to provide a protective barrier in harsh temperatures, moisturizers don’t address skin that seems sluggish and looks like it’s half hidden behind a dull layer of skin. Even in winter months, exfoliation is a must for keeping facial skin looking polished and luminous with that perfect “airbrushed” look. Some resurfacing agents can have an anti-inflammatory effect and can also boost the skin’s ability to manufacture substances that retain water.  Combination of acids are perfect for this task.  Plus these same agents can assist in keeping skin blemish-free as well as lessening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  




What’s my #1 anti-aging tip? You’ve heard it before, but I can’t stress it enough: Sunscreen! While short wave length UVB rays are weaker in the winter months, not so with UVA. The long UVA wavelengths are the same intensity all year long, even when it is cloudy, raining, or snowing. These rays penetrate your skin like an invisible X-ray, destroying collagen and elastin, and damaging the foundation of your firm youthful-looking skin. This damage may not show up for some time, but you can be certain that the groundwork has been imprinted into your DNA and it will manifest itself in unsightly lines and wrinkles, brown spots, coarse texture and sagging contours. Undisputed research confirms that faithful daily sunscreen users will be rewarded with softer, smoother, more youthful skin than their counterparts.




Cold winter weather not only dries facial skin but also has the potential to ravage already dry cuticles. 
Here’s a tip that’s guaranteed to remove dead, ugly cuticles without cutting and leave behind soft, smooth skin around the nail area. This is accomplished via a technology that dissolves and dislodges dead, dry skin without harming normal skin. 
1.Clean hands with a proteolytic enzyme cleanser (e.g., Clean Zyme Enzyme Cleanser by JMSR).

2. Apply a proteolytic enzyme mask over cuticle area (e.g., Skin Zyme Enzyme Mask by JMSR) or over entire hand. Leave on for 10-20 minutes.

3.Remove with Clean Zyme and rinse. Towel-dry and apply an emollient hand cream.




Here’s the dilemma: You feel like your facial skin looks pasty white and your sunless tanner looks a little overdone for mid-winter. So how do you achieve that flawless, barely sun-kissed flattering glow? 
Put a dollop of your favorite moisturizer in your hand and add a pea to a dime-size amount of sunless tanner and mix them together. Then apply to entire face just like you would apply moisturizer. It’s mistake-proof and delivers a subtle glow.  
You can incorporate this into your daily routine to maintain the perfect reflective hue.
Now you should have some great ideas to put into action from Jan Marini, and be able to keep your skin looking terrific during the winter months!

Be sure to take a moment to visit Jan Marini’s website and check out all the state-of-the art products that this President and CEO of Jan Marini Skin Research has developed !

(Any quoted or paraphrased information in this article was obtained from a provided PR-Fact Sheet.Many thanks to Jan Marini for taking the time to share her exceptional Winter Skincare Hints.)



iPAW’s HamBINGO Animal Benefit is November 23rd at Hamburger Mary’s in Milwaukee

Posted on: November 16th, 2014

iPAW’s upcoming HamBINGO Animal Benefit:

Get ready for an enjoyable evening of food, drinks, and, of course, bingo at the “Trendy” Hamburger Mary’s in Milwaukee.

Here’s the deal! First… You’ll want to arrive a bit early, so you’re sure to get a seat for this fun filled HamBINGO event! Then, there’s a donation of $10.00 for each bingo card. Each card gets you ten bingo games! That’s only $1.00 a game!

Ten bingo games will be played throughout the night, and each game will have a winner of a really “nifty” prize!

The best news is that a portion of the proceeds go to iPAW, helping fund animals in need.

RSVP now :!contact-us/con8

iPAW Animal Benefit:

When: Sunday November 23rd, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm


Hamburger Mary’s

2130 S. Kinnickinnic Ave

Milwaukee, WI 53207

Additional websites for more information:

iPAW Website:

iPAW Facebookwebsite:

For more information about HamBINGO visit:

Dr. Jodie Gruenstern Holistic Veterinarian and founder of iPAW

Dr. Jodie Gruenstern
Holistic Veterinarian and founder of iPAW

To learn more about Dr. Jodie Gruenstern’s Animal Doctor Holistic Veterinary Complex go to:

(Any quoted or paraphrased information in this article was obtained from iPaws website:, Hamburger Mary’s website: Much gratitude to Holistic Veterinarian, Dr. Jodie Gruenstern, founder of the non-profit organization, iPAW.)

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