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Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Weekly Round Up

It may be only Halloween weekend, but the buzz is building for holiday beauty! Get yourself party-ready with beauty tips and product finds from this week's roundup. You're sure to find something that catches your eyefor the special season ahead.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Breast Friends

I love this day!  For the last 15 years, the Breast Cancer Alliance of Greenwich has worked tirelessly to raise millions of dollars, providing grant money for the brightest and best researchers.  It takes a full year of planning and dozens of volunteer to seamlessly pull of a luncheon, silent auction, raffle packages and the Richards runway fashion show for close to 900 women and I am very proud, to have served on this committee for the last 3 years.  No small feat and a huge round of applause and congratulations to glamour puss Co-Chairs Jill Ciporin, Julia Dunn and Paige Montinaro (above), who looked stunning in Brioni, Lela Rose and Giambatistta Valli.

Speaking of stunning,  this year's key note speaker was Hoda Kotbe,Co-anchor of The Today Show, NBC, Correspondent and Author.  Oh yeah...and breast cancer survivor too.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Do You Want to Know a Secret???

What do I have in common with Catherine-Zeta Jones, Brooke Shields, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tinsley Mortimer, Amanda Peet, Meryl Streep and Isabella Rosellini?   Sadly, not much, but we are all fans of the stunning Kimara AhnertKimara, is one of N.Y.'s most prominent celebrity makeup artists.  For the past 14 years, the Kimara Ahnert makeup studio, on N.Y.'s Upper East Side, has been a "secret" address, for celebrities, models, socialites and busy executives. Well not anymore...

Sunday, October 24, 2010

All About Boobs (and not just in October)

My mission to find and report on  fabulous  anti-aging  body products continues.. Cleverly named ones,  tend to get my attention.  When they smell and feel as delicious as Mama Mio's Boob Tube Bust & Neck Firmer, you may be temped to use it all overI know I am.  "No turtlenecks or turkey neck's"???  Girl tawk!!!   What's the back story???  Read on...

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Weekly Round Up

I had another event filled week and barely had a moment to write my own or read any other Beauty Blogs this week.  I will catch up a bit over the weekend...The first place I always go is straight to our Weekly Round Up to see what my favorite Beauty Bloggers were up to this week.  I hope you will too!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fancy Footwork

I got a much awaited gift from my Orthopedist last week...the OK to  start wearing heels again, "in moderation,  as tolerated".  Translation as I heard it?   Dust of your Manolo's Honey".  The timing couldn't have been better...Mr. Blahnik himself, was going to be at a cocktail reception at Richards for a book and shoe signing event.  What was I supposed to show up in???   Sketchers???

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Weekly Round Up

Fall is in the air and if you haven't considered changing your palette for fall yet, my Blogging Buddies are always out there trying the latest offerings. We are also starting to see what will be available from the Cosmetic companies for Holiday gift giving. These sets tend to provide an abundance of product at a very sharp price. I love taking advantage of these special values! It fits perfectly with my, "one for you and one for me, philosophy of gift giving. Here's what the Girls were up to this week:

Friday, October 15, 2010

I'm So Vein...

My favorite scene in The Wizard of Oz, has always been when Dorothy and Company, get treated to a visit to the Beauty Salon in the Emerald City.  Tired and bedraggled from their long journey, they emerge refreshed and revived...After that, I always wondered, what was Dorothy's rush  to go home???---but that's just me.  

In the last few months, I have been focused on rebuilding from the neck down.  There is no question, that today's face creams, have come a long way because they work!!!  Thank God.  My body is still a work in progress.  I continued to fret over my hands, even though I have seen a marked  increase in plumpness, after using Reviva Lab's EFA's Cream.  Vainly, what still had me bonkers, is the unsightly emerald veins on my hands...well not anymore!!! 

Reviva Labs President and Founder, Stephen Strassler took note of this Blog, and nicely suggested a professional , "Hand Facial" once a week, to improve and brighten the look of my hands:  Apply Light Skin Peel #107 to the back of the hands.  Remove when dry after 3-5 minutes.  Massage in Hydrogen Peroxide Green Papaya Mask and set for 10 minutes.  Wipe off with a warm wash cloth and follow up with EFAs Cream to complete the treatment.  He mistakenly thought my vain vein lament was about my legs, and nicely included  Reviva Labs Varicose Vein Lotion for me to try as well.

Here's the poop on #262 Varicose Veins Lotion ( 8 oz for $23):  "An advanced formula, designed to diminish the appearance of veins, strengthen the vein walls and boost circulation.  Ingredients include:  citrus bioflavanoids, (Vitamin P),  hespedirin, derived from lemon peel and horsechesnut and grapeseed  extract.  It also combats swelling of the ankles and lower legs".   Reviva Labs, also recommends taking Vitamin C Complex with Rutin and Bioflavanoids to, "speed and improve results".  Now don't go snoozing on me lovelies...naturally I decided to take matters into my own hands and started slathering them with Varicose Vein Lotion,  twice daily.  Drum roll... Take a look at the before and afters 10 days in:

So Mr. Strassler, you really are a Wizard and I for one, am thankful!!!  Here's good news for  all of my readers:  During the month of October and November, all products are 20% off.  I am crushing on several of them, so I will keep you posted in the upcoming weeks.

Oh, and if  Reviva Labs, (headquartered in N.J.) has an in house Revival Salon like the one Dorothy got to visit, I will be happy to take my own road trip...


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pretty in Pink

Back in August, when I started melting down, not just about the heat, but the lack of anti-aging products available for the body, I was forced to get creative.  I purchased and Blogged about Neutrogena's Pink Grapefruit Face Wash, with 2% Salicylic Acid, and used this tangy acne face scrub, (for the pimpled masses), as a body scrub..and loved it.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Heart & Sole

How can a man go through life with something like 5 pairs of shoes?   Truly, it defies logic.  Most men don't have a clue how we can justify why we would  need another pair of shoes this season.  The truth is, we probably don't, but if your next purchase is going towards breast cancer research and education, than I think we deserve a pass...this is not just a good cause---it's a great one.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Weekly Round Up

It was another exciting week for news of makeup, fragrance, and help for our hair and nails! What impressed our blogging friends? Take our weekend tour and find out!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Almost Pur-Fect

Back in August, I wrote about my second go round with Pur Minerals, after trying a preview of their new fall collection,  (Still Pur-Fect 8/11/10).  I was so enchanted with their 4 in 1 pressed mineral foundation,  face and eye primer, lip gloss, lip liner, bronzer and eyeshadow trio, that  I mused aloud  I could theoretically, be loyal to only PurMinerals.   Since I think of myself as notoriously fickle product hussy, I was surprised I ever gave voice to it....well, good thing I did, because PurMinerals sent me some other key items from  their basic collection to try.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

On the Go

I do love when my beauty stars align...September is probably my busiest month of the year.  A few weeks back, in a crisis of  on the go overload, I actually had to run out of my nail salon without polish.  Amazingly,  by morning, I grew to like how they looked.  For the last ten years, I have regularly used Nailtiques (No. 2 formula), several times a week, as a top coat.  As a result, I can probably count the number of times I have broken a nail on one hand.  It's a nice track record, but the whiff of formaldehyde that emanates from that tiny bottle, could anesthetize a rhino and I have never felt really good about that...ya know???

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The NEW Weekly Round Up

I'm always happy when a group of my favorite Beauty Bloggers who do a weekly "Round Up" of their faves, includes DivaDebbi.

Where I tend to focus on new products with moi as guinea pig, other writers present information about major brands upcoming launches, back stage beauty for the season ahead and new companies and products that are not yet on my radar. These girls are some of the best and brightest in the Beauty Blogging world, so when they invited me to now have DivaDebbi included each week, I was honored. It also allows me to present the same information, (I devour)  to my readers each week, in a  "Weekly Round Up" format. Here's what the fabulous Kari of Fab Over Forty has to say this week:


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