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Put Together a Complete Look in 15 Minutes!
Summer is in full swing with endless parties, barbecues and get-togethers — which is just as it should be! What is summer after all, if not a time for entertaining and to be entertained, right? Social animal that I am, I love filling my evenings and weekends with fun social events. The only problem is that sometimes I get so caught up in the planning and prepping for said events that I often end up with very little time to take care of the most important component: looking fabulous! Often, I have less than 15 or 20 minutes to pull together a great look for a fun summer social event, and with my mind focused on making the event a success it helps to have a few head-to-toe looks in mind in advance. This is where our friend, celebrity stylist Jason Bolden comes to the rescue!
Jason is an incredible fashion expert that styles Gabrielle Union, La La Anthony, Rachel Roy, Kelly Rowland and many others. Known for revolutionizing a woman’s wardrobe, Jason took La La Anthony from MTV VJ to one of Vogue’s Best Dressed. Jason shares with us thee looks that you can put together in 15 minutes!
Look 1: Jumper
You have 15 minutes and you have to be at your best friend's engagement party, but you just accidentally got makeup on your dress! This is how you save your look and time!Pull out that simple but sexy jumper. Grab one piece of statement jewelry and pair it with the highest sandal in your closet. Add a clutch that helps the piece of statement jewelry sparkle. With a relaxed ponytail and a super red lip you're on your way and out the door!
Look 2: Last Year's Wedding Dress
You've worked all day and now that special person in your life has invited some people over for dinner! It's your job to cook, clean and make a great impression on your friends. First, relax and think of that one thing that makes you feel HOT! Yes it's that great dress you wore last summer to someone's wedding! Now this is how you’re going to spice it up: Take the dress, grab a fun pop color belt and wrap it around your waist. Put on some really great sandals (flats) and give yourself some great beach hair. Add loads of bangles, a nude lip and all your issues are solved! It's the perfect way to feel sexy and be at ease in your own home!
Look 3: Flirty Top w/ Pencil Skirt
You just put the kids to bed before the babysitter arrives and your dinner guests are approaching! You want a stunning look in 15 minutes? This is what you do! Tonight the focus is on your eyes and legs! Try your best to use a navy blue almost black liner (don't be scared!) this is going to make you look and feel like a million bucks! Watch as your friends take notice (this is a red carpet secret!) Go find that great top and pencil skirt that lands just above the knee and that fabulous pair of shoes that are only good for walking to and from your car — and sitting — and you're done! A complete chic sexy and smart show stopper in 15 minutes or less!
Well my dears, that's it in a nutshell! 15 minutes to gorgeous for any occasion — thanks Jason Bolden!
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Board Certified Dermatologist
Dr. Rebecca Baxt Launches the
BAXT Cosmedical Acne Kit Level I & II
Acne is one of the most common dermatologic conditions, affecting millions of individuals in the United States. It’s a common skin condition that affects most people, to a varying degree, during their teen years. However, acne is by no means restricted to teenagers — adults in their 20's and 30's and 40’s are also susceptible to acne. Many effective forms of therapy and medications have been developed to help in the process of eliminating and preventing acne. If a patient suffers from acne, they no longer have to settle with the appearance of their skin because quality topical treatment is available.
“Acne isn’t something one can outgrow with age,” says Dr. Rebecca Baxt, New Jersey/New York board certified dermatologist and assistant professor of clinical dermatology at the New York University School of Medicine. “Years of untreated acne can leave a lifelong imprint on a person's face and can have an effect on self-image. While acne may not be curable, it is usually controllable and preventable.”
Introducing the BAXT Cosmedical Acne Kit Level I
Tired of clogged pores and acne breakouts? Stop wasting time with skincare products that don't deliver clear results, and start fighting acne with the Baxt Cosmedical Acne Kit Level 1 easy three-step system. Retail Cost: $50.00
- Acne Cleanser. Acne fighting wash that will clear up skin and unclog pores. 5% Benzoyl Peroxide. Directions: Easy cleansing twice a day in the morning and night. Retail Cost: $15.00
- Exfoliating Pads. Level 1 Cleansing pads for the treatment of acne, with the skin enhancement properties of Glycolic and Salicylic acids. Directions: Wipe the entire affected area with a moist exfoliating pad in the morning or after the gym. Retail Cost: $17.00
- Acne Clearing Gel. Level 1 Acne fighting clearing gel applied overnight helps treat and prevent breakouts using 5% Benzoyl Peroxide. Directions: Best for overnight use. Retail Cost: $12.00
- BONUS: Oil Free Light Moisturizer. Good for all skin types and for acne prone skin. Retail Cost: $14.00
Level I products are also sold individually. For more product information, please visit www.cosmedical.com.
The BAXT Cosmedical Acne Kit is also available in Level II. It’s much stronger than most other acne products available without a prescription. Retail cost: $55.00
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About Rebecca Baxt, MD, MBA, FAAD
Dr. Rebecca Baxt is a Board Certified Dermatologist specializing in both cosmetic and general dermatology for adults and children. Attending Ivy League University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Baxt graduated Summa Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in English Literature. She continued her studies at the University of Pennsylvania for medical school and completed an internship in Intern l Medicine. She also obtained an MBA from the Wharton School of Management in Health Care administration.
Upon graduation, she moved to New York to train in Dermatology at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, where she was a chief resident and the recipient of the Morris Leider award for excellence in patient care. She continues to teach Dermatology at NYU where she is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology. She joined her parents at Baxt Cosmedical in 2000 in Paramus, New Jersey and most recently opened an office on Madison Avenue in New York in 2012. She is a nationally recognized certified Allergan Botox and Juvederm trainer. Dr. Baxt is on staff at The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood NJ, as well as Bellevue Hospital in NY. She also volunteers at Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative in Hackensack in the Dermatology clinic.
Dr. Rebecca Baxt treats both adults and children, and specializes in cosmetic consultations and procedures. She also has a particular interest in acne and rosacea. She performs Botox injections, Chemical peels, Intense Pulsed Light Photorejuvenation/Photofacial procedures, Isolaz Acne Treatments, Laser Hair Removal, Facial Fillerinjectables (Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Sculptra, etc.), Leg Vein injections, Smooth beam Laser, Photodynamic Therapy, Vbeam Laser and FraxelLaser resurfacing. She treats all skin conditions and she performs Skin Cancer screenings and treatments.
For more information, please visit www.cosmedical.com or visit Baxt Cosmedical Facebook Fan Page.
Blinged Out with Tiffany Chimere Shoes!
Tiffany Chimere shoes is a line of handmade crystal shoes to compliment any outfit for any occasion. Tiffany Chimere offers exclusive basic crystal ballet flats to 6’’ rhinestone crystal custom-made high heel pumps. The site’s wide variety of styles and sizes is designed to enable women to easily find the perfect shoes for whatever style they wish to express, whether it’s a stylish downtown girl, the fun party girl, sophisticated classy girl, or the girl next door. Tiffany Chimere features ballet flats, kitten heels (1.5’’), high heels (3.5’’-6’’), wedges, sneakers and boots. There’s even a “Create Your Own” shoe option for those who really want to make their OWN statement!
All shoes are 100% handmade with rhinestones, pearls and/or charms. Each shoe takes a minimum of 10 hours to complete. Prices start at $80.
Have a Sun Safe Vacation!
Time to pack your beach bag! Make your holiday sun-safe with Lavanila’s The Healthy Sunscreen.
Wearing sunscreen prevents sunburn, cell damage, and premature signs of aging. So why use a sunscreen full of harmful ingredients? Lavanila offers a highly nourishing and safe alternative to chemical-laden formulas.
The Healthy Sunscreen Collection ($28-$38): Perfect for sensitive skin, these fragrance-free, ultra-sheer formulas glide on smoothly without the typical white residue often found in sunscreen. Giving everyone the ultimate in natural SPF protection.
Summer Hair Necessities from Ouidad
While a summer spent on the beach or poolside may be just what the doctor ordered, be sure to protect your stands with Ouidad. Achieving beautiful summer hair starts in the shower, with Ouidad’s Climate Control Shampoo and Conditioner, the perfect duo to eliminate frizz. Then, restore hair’s moisture, radiance and manageability with one of Ouidad’s masks, either the Melt Down Extreme Repair Mask, 12 Minute Deep Treatment Intensive Repair Treatment or Omega 3 Replenishing Hair Treatment. Lastly, top it off with the Climate Control Frizz and Flyaway Fighter, ideal for shielding against heat and humidity. Thanks to Ouidad’s range of superior products, summer time frizz and dull, washed up hair will be a thing of the past!
Climate Control Defrizzing Shampoo & Conditioner
- An extremely gentle shampoo and conditioner for normal or chemically treated hair that protects and maintains color
- Shea Butter, Ceramide 2, Glycerin, and Sodium Hyaluronate (Ouidad’s Humidity Shield Complex) provides a residual layer of microspheres that remain attached to the hair for longer lasting benefits; the complex also helps balance hair’s humidity resistance and control frizz
Curl Recovery™ Melt Down Extreme Repair Mask
- A luxurious treatment mask that deeply rebuilds, nourishes and protects the hair while minimizing breakage, improving elaticity and manageability
- Proprietary CR 4Repair Complex – including Mafura Butter and Kalahari Melon Seed Oil – envelopes the hair shaft with a cushion like coating of concentrated fatty acids that are vital to rebuilding, nourishing and protecting hair in need of repair
- Three clinically proven actives instantly recreate hair’s depleted lipid barrier, restoring the protective layer to promote health and prevent future damage
12 Minute Deep Treatment Intensive Repair
- Packed with 21 amino acids to rebuild the internal molecular layer, allowing hair to regain its own internal weight and replenish moisture
- Effectively penetrates hair to bond with the cuticle, leaving hair revived and restructured for enhanced performance
- Recommended to use every two weeks for six weeks and continuing to use once a month there after
Omega 3 Replenishing Hair Treatment
- Ideal for dry, damaged and tired looking hair
- A potent blend of Omega fatty acids (Omega 3, 6 and 9) helps to restore the natural lipid barrier and fortifies the protective surface layer
- Certified organic Macroloba Oil, harvested from the Amazon rainforest, promotes softness and shine as it conditions and repairs the hair
Climate Control Frizz & Flyaway Fighter
- Fosters long lasting shine and protects curls from the elements
- Can be layered over any product for the perfect finishing touch
- Use as a pre styler on damp hair to stop flyways before they start
- Safe for chemically treated hair
Trending Now - Flower Crowns and Boho Chic!
Recently the hottest celebs have been seen wearing flower crowns, you can sport your own with Natural Life’s Wild Flower Crowns! These ultra-comfortable, retro-inspired hair bands are perfect for when you’re on the go. The elastic will not leave a dent in your hair making it the perfect accessory! With so many hairstyles, the Flower Crown with add that pop of style to any look!
Also, Natural Life Boho Wraps are a must-have for any occassion! These Boho Wraps are super versatile with the long fabric loop that can become virtually anything you want. Start with a wrap bracelet, put up a ponytail, switch to a necklace, boho it out with a headband, or try it as a belt!
Check out these and all the other great products at Natural Life.
Life's a beach: Warm weather beauty essentials
Life’s a beach this summer thanks to the NEW Limited Edition Beach Box Gift Set from LUSH! Perfect for anyone with a summer birthday, as a host/hostess gift, or buy it for yourself (or a friend!) before a long weekend at the beach! This box has all the ocean-inspired essentials you’ll need to get squeaky clean, smooth skin and sexy, wonderfully scented hair.
Beach Box Gift: Available in LUSH Stores and online at LUSHusa.com
Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub – Washing with Ocean Salt is like taking your face on a trip to the seaside for an invigorating splash in the water. Fresh avocado and coconut hydrate thirsty skin, while the antibacterial effect of lime and vodka clears pores.
Sea Spray – This sea salt, sea water and seaweed spritz holds hair in place, adds shine and gives body for a beach-beautiful look. A gorgeous orange flower, grapefruit, neroli and rosewood blend perfumes the spray. Use anytime to refresh or add texture.
Seanik Solid Shampoo – Soften locks and add shine with this mineral-rich, sea salt volumizing shampoo. Made with the best ingredients from the sea; softening Irish moss seaweed, and Japanese nori seaweed.
Dream Cream Lotion – This best-selling product contains every ingredient nature makes for soothing skin. A calming blend of oat milk, lavender and chamomile care for irritations, reduce redness, and banish blotches. Olive oil and cocoa butter are effective for dry skin.
Sea Vegetable Soap – Sea Vegetable is made with skin softening seaweed with a crust of stimulating sea salt to give your body a good scrub down.
the PlayCurl Collection from Ouidad
Big, beautiful hair is all the rage and now you can be at the forefront of this trend thanks to Ouidad. Even hair with the slightest texture can have sexy waves. Featuring a shampoo, conditioner, foam and styling spray, the Ouidad PlayCurl Collection allows hair to absorb moisture naturally with no heavy residues to weigh it down. Unleash beautiful waves that are manageable, have bounce and gorgeous definition with this playful collection.
PlayCurl Volumizing Shampoo
- low PH cleanser that boosts the volume of fine, thin curly hair
- A blend of green tea extract, aloe, and wheat protein restores strands to create shiny, manageable results
PlayCurl Volumizing Conditioner
- Features a hydrating boost to add body and encourages curl formation
- Infusions of arnica flower extract, wheat protein and hydrolyzed silk and volumizing polymers help fortify and nourish hair without weighing it down
PlayCurl Volumizing Foam
- Provides a long lasting dose of high impact volume
- An advanced blend of arnica flower extract, pro vitamin B5, and volumizing polymers give tresses terrific shine and manageability
PlayCurl Volumizing Styling Spray
- Unique polymer blend technologically defines, accentuates and holds natural curl patterns so waves and curls are instantly defined
- A blend of Wheat Proteins, Wheat Amino Acids and Glycerin deliver moisture and condition for increased manageability and softness
- Easy spray on application to clean, damp hair provides even coverage and a soft hold
INTRODUCING: TFI Sundust – Your 2-in-1 Protector & Perfector
Even if you’re stuck at work versus lounging poolside, don’t skimp on your sunscreen. Believe it or not, you’re still at risk of sun damage at your desk. UVA rays can easily penetrate office windows, plus fluorescent lights emit UBV rays that can cause hyperpigmentation down the road.
If you think your obligatory SPF layer applied each morning has you covered – think again. Sunscreen is actually only effective for about two hours after application! Frequent touch-ups may be doable when you’re going bare-faced at the beach, but idea of layering lotion over foundation, blush and bronzer is completely off-putting. Hello smears, streaks, oil and blemishes
Luckily, the brand new TFI Sundust, created by renowned plastic surgeon Julius Few, MD, solves this dicey dilemma. The brush-on minera lsunscreen blends flawlessly into skin and glides effortlessly over makeup to perfect skin while providing SPF protection. Not only will it keep your skin safe all day, but it also acts as a mattifier if midday shine starts to set in. The handy brush dispenser has a pump to prevent clogging and fits easily into your purse for mess-free touch-ups throughout the day.
TFI Sundust comes in SPF 26 and 30 and is available in a wide range of shades that help to subtly even and brighten complexions. Shades include Agate, Golden Sand, Latte and Cafe. The weightless mineral powder is good for all skin types and even has natural healing powers to soothe sensitive skin. Goat hair bristles allow for super soft application.
The product will retail for $50 on drfewbeauty.com
Smooth Your Way Into Summer
Organix Smooth Hydration Collection
With summer weather on the horizon, be sure to prep hair for a frizz-free, smooth transition into the heat. Organix Smooth Hydration Argan Oil & Shea Butter Collection ensures sexy, sleek hair that won’t surrender to humidity’s hair-raising effects. Each product is infused with a creamy blend of shea butter to balance hair and scalp, while weightless argan oil smoothes and restores shine. This lightweight formula of sulfate-free surfactants will provide sleek summer styles without fear of heat related hair havoc.
Stay Protected This Summer With
Avon's Skin So Soft Bug Guard!
This summer, Avon has the essentials you need to help stay protected from the season’s sun burn and bug bites. Avon’s classic Skin So Soft Bug Guard collection keeps certain insects away while delivering SPF protection for the whole family. No matter where your summer takes you, Avon lets you embrace the great outdoors with a selection of outdoor products. Find the perfect formulas for your family:
SKIN SO SOFT Bug Guard Plus IR3535® Expedition™ SPF 30*: This double-duty formula provides 2-in-1 protection by shielding skin from the sun and repelling certain pesky insects like mosquitoes and deer ticks. Formulas are DEET-free and are formulated with Vitamin E. Expedition is available in an Aerosol spray and Pump spray and repels mosquitoes for 8 hours. The pump spray is now available in bonus and travel sizes to suit your every need.
SKIN SO SOFT Bug Guard Plus Picaridin: Protect your family when mosquitoes are more active - dawn and dusk - with this strong, dependable insect repellent. These DEET-free formulas provide long-lasting protection against deer ticks and mosquitoes. Repels deer ticks that may transmit Lyme Disease. Repels mosquitoes that may transmit West Nile Virus. Bug Guard Plus Picaridin is available as an Aerosol Spray, Pump Spray, or Towelettes, and just like our other favorite formula, the pump spray will come in bonus and travel sizes and the towelettes will now be available in a 16 pack.
SKIN SO SOFT Bug Guard Plus IR3535® Lotion SPF 30: Get dual protection from sun and certain bugs with this SPF-enriched insect repellent. The formula effectively repels bugs like mosquitoes and deer ticks while helping to prevent sunburn. Hypoallergenic, DEET-free and PABA-free, the formula contains Aloe and Vitamin E. Available as a Gentle Breeze Lotion and a Cool ‘n Fabulous Disappearing Color Lotion.
SKIN SO SOFT Bug Guard Anti-Itch Spray: Just in case you forgot your Bug Guard and you have an annoying, itchy insect bite, this formula soothes and provides temporary relief to itching insect bites and sunburns (does not repel insects).
John Frieda Taps Rachel Roy To Create Exclusive Travel Cases
||We are thrilled to announce the exclusive collaboration between designer Rachel Roy and John Frieda Frizz-Ease. Now available on rachelroy.com for $38, this is the perfect jetset-ready kit for summer. Each case houses travel sizes of John Frieda Hair Care’s renowned Frizz-Ease line to guarantee smooth and sleek hair all season long. Two versions are available: one for straight styles and one for curly looks.
Stop Him From Stealing Your Beauty Products!
Men – you no longer need to steal your girlfriend or wife’s beauty products. It is long known that guys have snuck into our medicine cabinets and secretly used our face washes, shampoos and even hairspray. So, give that man in your life a little surprise – a grooming line that is made for him.
GO 24•7 Men’s Grooming collection is designed for the modern man – a man that knows his style and his grooming needs. The collection is made up of products that focus on what he wants. Here are some of the products that will allow him to swap out yours for his:
Hairspray: The Control Spray offers extra strong hold, dries quickly, does not flake and has a shiny finish.
Lip Balm: This Lip Balm is a moisturizing formula that will heal damaged skin, offer defense from environmental stresses and comes in a nice minty scent
Face Scrub: The secret for a flawless shave, the Face Scrub gently exfoliates surface debris, combats ingrown hairs and prepares skin for shaving.
Hair Gel: This incredible volumizing Hair Gel gives control with a lightweight, clean feel. It’s all about first impressions and personality, right?
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World's Most Fantastic Craft Blog:
The Sassy Pepper
You have got to check out The Sassy Pepper Blog! Created by the amazing team of Pepper and Sassy, two very stylish young mommies with amazing abilities in regard to all things DIY, the Sassy Pepper Blog is filled with wonderful ideas for creating, decorating and repurposing to make your life easier, your little darlings more adorable and your home more stylish.
From making sweet skirts out of daddy's shirts to creating an orchid terrarium or making basil mint lemonade, your sure to be as amazed and thrilled by the ideas in this blog as me! Check it out today — you'll thank me tomorrow!
Check out one of their latest projects — turning a ratty old coffee table into a super chic padded ottoman! Step-by-step instructions along with photos will take you through the process, proving just how easy it is to be a DIY expert!