Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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Combat Wrinkles With MuraSol

Sun protection is not only a crucial wrinkle-fighter, it also protects against more serious skin conditions, like skin cancer. Most sun damage occurs from incidental exposure during day-to-day activities. Wherever there is light, there is UV (ultraviolet) radiation. And where there is UV radiation, there is the potential for harm to the skin.  

Taking innovation one more step, and always looking forward, Murad brings the newest, and best technology to the industry for sun care protection, MuraSol Antioxidant Defense.

As Dr. Howard Murad notes, aging is a fact of life, looking your age is not, and sun damage is cumulative and shows up later as signs of aging, or in worse case scenarios, as skin cancer. Ninety-five percent of all skin cancers are found on light-exposed areas such as the face, top of the ears, neck and chest. Because over a million new cases of skin cancer in the U.S. are diagnosed each year (plus, the large numbers that go unreported), protecting yourself every day with a broad based (UVA/UVB) sunscreen and clothing is more important than ever.

Dr. Murad, M.D., FAAD, world renowned dermatologist, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA and founder of Murad Inc., discusses the most thorough sun protection rating, PA +++, and shares his new advanced technology that will transform the way skincare users will protect themselves from environmental exposure.

MuraSol Antioxidant Defense

All of Murad sunscreens have a UVB protection along with a PA rating, advanced in technology to measure UVA broad spectrum harmful aging rays.

Along with using the most advanced protection defenses in sun care, Murad presents MuraSol Antioxidant Defense, which enhances the ability of both physical and absorbable sunscreens to provide additional protection by creating a layer of encapsulated antioxidants that provides a secondary defense to sun damage.


Look for products which contain the Murad Recipe, a nourishing balance of the hydrating ingredients, antioxidants and anti-inflammatories necessary for a creating an environment for healthy skin.

·         Antioxidants
Eliminate damaging free radicals responsible for most of what we perceive as skin aging including fine lines, pigment changes and textural irregularity.  Examples include: Pomegranate extract (Ellagic Acid), Vitamin C and Grape seed extract.

·         Anti-Inflammatories
Neutralize redness and prevent inflammatory cell damage. Examples include: Arnica, Zinc, Aloe Vera and Goldenseal.

·         Hydrating Ingredients
Strengthen the skin’s barrier and help build strong cell membranes. These ingredients protect against dryness and fine lines by replenishing naturally occurring skin lipids, improving moisture retention and protecting skin from the environment.  Examples include: Ceramides, Sodium PCA, Amino acids, Essential fatty acids and Alpha and beta hydroxy acids.

Another way to help protect yourself from sun damage and harmful rays is to focus on what you put inside your body. Eat raw fruits and vegetables – the more colorful the better – because they are full of skin-protective antioxidants and have a high water content, which helps keep your skin’s barrier hydrated and more resistant to free-radical damage from the sun and daily pollution. Also, consider taking supplements with pomegranate extract which provides you with powerful antioxidant protection against free radical damage, which accounts for more than 80% of the signs of premature aging.

What's Your 4th of July Destination?

Whether you spend your Independence Day weekend at a share house in the Hamptons, take a trip to Nantucket, travel down the shore, or simply crash wherever your friends go, Schick has the perfect razor for any weekend destination!

Fire Island Bound…When spending the holiday weekend at Fire Island, not only do the bikinis get smaller (and optional), so do the amenities. Make the best of the small situation and keep it simple with Schick® Intuition® in the new fruity fragrance of Tropical Splash ($9.99). 

The Hamptons …If you’re planning to spend the weekend watching the fireworks amongst Hollywood’s finest, make sure you treat your legs with the hottest and newest razor to hit the scene. Schick Hydro Silk ($9.99) offers the most luxurious shave only fit for the Hamptons lifestyle.

New England more your speed?… Cape Cod, Nantucket, or Martha’s Vineyard, keep your shave routine classy and sophisticated with the original Schick® Quattro for Women® Razor , now available in the Limited Edition purple handle.  

The Jersey Shore – There are some areas you just want to keep “clean”-especially when going to the Jersey Shore. The Schick® Quattro for Women® TrimStylewill control any blunders that could make you tabloid news with its 2-in-1 razor and bikini trimmer.

No set 4th of July plans? Invited or not, Schick® Quattro for Women® Disposables in Raspberry Rain is the perfect razor for the summer traveler on the go. Bring one or the whole pack, you will always prepared for your next destination.  Just toss when finished!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Reason to Smile With Dreyer's Slow Churned Light Ice Cream

The kids are out of school and summer is in full swing!  And what better way to celebrate those sweet, sunny summer days than with a sweet summer treat?  First choice at my house is ice cream, always ice cream, because nothing quite hits the spot on a hot summer day! No, there is nothing like a couple of scoops of summer's favorite refresher.

Last weekend I invited my adorable little nieces over for what we in my family like to call Ice Cream Sunday.  We do this practically every weekend once the weather turns hot and it is a fabulous family tradition.  We gather together all sorts of sundae makings - chocolate chips, nuts, sprinkles, candy bits, marshmallows, dried fruit, even cereal  - it's all good as a sundae topper!   Anyhoo, I have a great collection of old-timey ice cream sundae dishes and banana split bowls that I love to use on Ice Cream Sunday: 

Since we are serious chocolate fans at our house, we went straight for the Dreyer's Slow Churned Chocolate Ice Cream and the Dreyer's Slow Churned Cookies 'N Cream Ice Cream for our spectacular sundaes.  I turned my niece's loose at the kitchen counter with all the makings for the ultimate summer sundaes and they did not disappoint!
Bear witness to the divine creations! My six-year-old niece is a girl after my own heart:  chocolate, chocolate and MORE chocolate!  When I asked her if she wanted to top everything with some whipped cream she said, "Are you kidding? This is Perfectly Chocolate!  Why would I want to mess it up with whipped cream?"  She's got a point there...

Now, my nine-year-old niece decided that it was time to take a tiny step outside the chocolate box, so after scooping up double scoops of chocolate and cookies 'n cream, she added caramel syrup and whipped cream to her scrumptious creation.  Oh yum!


I just adore Ice Cream Sunday.  It's the perfect opportunity to spend time with loved ones doing something fun and enjoying a yummy summer treat. Especially this summer, and especially with Dreyer's and their A Reason to Smile Program.  For every ice cream smile captured in a photo and uploaded to Dreyer’s Facebook page, Slow Churned will donate $5 to Operation Smile.  Help Dreyer's reach their goal to give away more than 25,000 scoops of ice cream, capture 25,000 ice cream smiles and gift 500 surgeries/smiles to children in-need.

This summer is a great time to join in on A Reason to Smile Program! For every ice cream smile captured in a photo and uploaded to Dreyer’s Facebook page, Slow Churned will donate $5 to Operation Smile.  By the end of the summer, the goal is to give away more than 25,000 scoops of ice cream, capture 25,000 ice cream smiles and gift 500 surgeries/smiles to children in-need.

Dreyer’s® Slow Churned Light Ice Cream is churned slowly for all the rich & creamy taste of regular ice cream, but with half the fat and one-third fewer calories. Now that’s a reason to smile. Give a smile with Operation Smile: https://

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Nestle via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nestle.

Save Your Summer-Dry Skin With Elastin-rp!

I absolutely adore summer weather - there is nothing like clear blue skies 
and a cheerful bright sun to put this girl in a great mood.  The only problem
with summer weather is that it wreaks havoc on my skin!  So what do I do for
dry summer skin? 

Elastin-rp Skin Replenishment Oil to the rescue! Elastin-rp Skin Replenishment Oil 
is a reparative oil which helps bring stressed skin back to its natural balance.
Perfect for treating a number of skin conditions - it helps soothe sunburn and dry,
cracked lips - it contains essential fatty acids that help replenish the epidermal
lipid barrier. Skin is moisturized, nourished and conditioned, with improved
radiance and texture. Perfect for summer time!!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Beat the Heat! 5 Fashion-Forward Ways to Wear Shorts!

Summer is fast approaching. We weren’t surprised to hear that it invited its best friend along for the season: Scorching heat. Whether you’re heading to the office or strolling the shore, handling the heat while keeping your cool can be a challenge. But with Target’s selection of shortsyou won’t be short on style.

Monday, June 18, 2012


US Weekly’s fierce Beauty Director, Gwen Flamberg will be joining Mally Roncal, celebrity makeup artist and president of Mally Beauty, for a very special “celebrity-themed” USTREAM on Tuesday, June 19th at 8pmET! After years of working with celebs, including BeyoncĂ© Knowles and Jennifer Lopez, Mally is so excited to be sharing the screen with celebrity insider Gwen!

Mally and Gwen will share their “fave” celeb-inspired beauty tips and tricks, fashions, and much more! Also, they will be giving away exclusive prizes, products, deals, tips and tricks! You don’t want to miss out on the fun -- please see details below:

Day: Tuesday, June 19th
Time: 8pm EST

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Style You Can Count on Featuring Lauren Graham

One of the saddest days of my life was the day we said farewell to Gilmore Girls.  Honestly, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore had become such a part of my life I felt as if I were saying goodbye to family!  Lauren Graham, who played the character of Lorelai Gilmore is one of my favorite actresses. She was then (as Lorelai Gilmore) and is now (as Sarah Braverman of Parenthood) the epitome of the young, cool, single mom.  She makes it all look so effortless!

One of the things I admire most about Lauren is her sense of style.  She is confident, self assured and never looks like she is trying too hard.  I also love the fact that she is a jeans girl. One of her go-to looks is a pair of jeans tucked into boots, topped with a sleek tank or sweater.  Classic and chic with just a bit of tomboy - a look I love!  She even admitted to owning way too many jeans, which I think is a bit misleading because we all know that there is no such thing as too many jeans!

In a recent Self magazine cover she totally rocked a plain white men's shirt, proving that consistent exercise and a healthy lifestyle can go a long way to maintaining a sense of style.

Another thing I love about her style is that it is perfectly attainable in the real world.  No need to break the bank for head-to-toe designer wear.  A great pair of jeans, a classic pair of boots, a chic and sleek top and funky accessories and you are good to go!

Lauren Graham Style

Her beauty style is much the same - very natural and unaffected.  With her dark hair, porcelain skin and brilliant blue eyes she is a natural beauty who doesn't have to resort to artifice to make the most of what she has been blessed with.  I love the gorgeous coral lipgloss she wears here.

We think its tremendous popularity is proof that the 2012 Corolla offers the ideal blend of comfort, value and safety.  In it, you'll find a surprising number of high-end features, like available Display Audio system.  It offers remarkable performance and fuel efficiency, plus an impressive list of standard safety features.   Factor in its legendary reliability, and it's even more apparent that Corolla is the smart choice.

Compensation was provided by TOYOTA via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of TOYOTA.