I have the wonderful opportunity to showcase two inspiring people that are creating a film about a Mother and Daughter on a road trip of new beginnings… The Red Suitcase
We’re having a one on one conversation on Beauty Talk Live
on Thursday Jan 2 @ 10:00 pm est – if you have questions before the show tweet me at @GiaBeautyTalk
Check Out the Movie Trailer…
The Film’s tireless driving force is emerging producer Dana White, who also wrote the script for The Red Suitcase. After having begun her career as an actor on the NY stage as well as acting in various independent films, Dana set out with the goal of producing her own films.
NY Theatre credits include: Love Letters To Adolf Hitler at the Jewish Theatre of New York, Waiting In The Wings at the Roundabout Theatre with Celeste Holm, Pledge Of Allegiance at The Judith Anderson Theatre, The Last Trial Of Clarence Darrow at The Actors Studio, Infinite Cages at The New York Fringe Festival, The Night They Burned Washington at Theatre Row Theatre, Tom Sawyer at The Promenade Theatre, Lovers and Madmen at The Ensemble Studio Theatre, Too Good To Be True at The Oasis Theatre, Lethal Dose at The American Theatre of Actors, Engaged at 1010 players, The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe at Lincoln Center Institute, among others.
Her roles in films include: Sarah in the critically acclaimed short film, The Surface by director Sean Carter, which won her a Best Actress Award at The NYU Film Awards, the film Replaced in which she starred and which went on to receive great praise at both the prestigious Hollywood Film Festival as well as The Malibu Film Festival. Dana recently won the Best Actress Award at Italy’s Dieciminuti Film Festival for the film Moonscapes with director Marco Ferrari.
In addition to producing and editing for various network television shows, Dana has written, produced and acted in several of her own projects including her films Old Friends (Official Selection,The Buffalo/Niagara Film Festival, The Griffon Int’l Film Festival) and The Kiss.
From Dana’s experience in many facets of the industry, she is carefully assembling a vibrant, creative team.
Christopher Knoblock has had a multifaceted twenty year career in theater, film and television as both a Director of Photography and as an actor. He has worked with such names as Paul Sorvino, Melissa Leo and Viveca Lindfors among others and is quickly emerging as a talented film director to watch. The producers of The Red Suitcase have been able to secure Chris’ unique vision to helm the picture from its inception, through development and into production. Chris directed the promo presentation for The Red Suitcase, bringing a formidable team of industry veterans to the project. Chris recently directed the film, Old Friends, which featured at The Buffalo/Niagara Film Festival as well as The Griffon Int’l Film Festival. As Director of Photography, some of his recent credits include The Addiction of Ethan Lonemeyer, The Treasure’s of Long Gone John, which featured at SXSW, and the Santa Barbara Int’l Film Festival; and numerous television projects airing on NBC, Discovery, TLC and The History Channel.
“Chris is a rock solid up and coming director: he has the confidence, the ability, and the passion it takes to make not just a good film, but a great one.”
– Five time Emmy award winning Director of Photography, Donald M. Morgan, ASC
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We’re having a LIVE Party on Thursday Dec 12th @ 10:00 PM est on Beauty Talk Live
So far we have some special girls joining the Party :
Of Course we need some Holiday Cheer! How about mixing up a Candy Cane Cocktail…
Here’s what you’ll need:
3/4 ounce Berry vodka
3/4 ounce peppermint schnapps
3/4 ounce white creme de cacao
1/4 ounce grenadine
Half ‘n’ half
Crushed hard peppermint candy.
Mix the vodka, peppermint Schnapps, grenadine and creme de cacao with ice in a cocktail shaker. Be sure to shake it up thoroughly. Rim a cocktail glass with crushed hard peppermint candy and pour the shaken mixture into the glass. Top it off with half ‘n’ half.
*** PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY ***
Gia’s Red Velvet Facial Mask
You will need a Food processor or Blender to blend all ingredients together.
1/4 Cup of Fresh Organic Raspberries
1 Tablespoon Manuka or Raw Local Honey
1 Teaspoon of powdered Cocoa
1-2 Tablespoons Organic Almond Milk
Blend all the ingredients until it becomes a smooth velvety consistency.
Apply your mask from a bowl with either an applicator or facial brush making sure you avoid the eye area.
Leave on 10 minutes – if irritation starts to occur… Please remove immediately.
*** Tis’ the Season ***
As always, I would like to say how much I appreciate the support we have received! I enjoy connecting with Friends, Showcasing Inspiring people and having an opportunity to share with you!
I’m in the process of making a Media Kit that will be up to view on this website in 2014 in the meantime if you’d like to inquiry about working with me… Please select the Contact us via our website.
We continue to have weekly Twitter chats every Tuesday night at 9:00 pm est – Join us using HASHTAG => #BeautyTalk ( Please know because of it being Christmas Eve on Tuesday Dec.24th there will NO chat that Evening )
We also have a page on Google + to let you know about recent updates on Beauty Talk Live
Our Next interview will be on Thursday Jan 2nd 2014 at 10:00 pm est with Chris & Dana – A husband and wife team on a journey to create a feature film about New Beginnings! Watch the trailer here => The Red Suitcase
Have a Safe Happy Holiday Season!
Lots of Love,
” These are a few of my favorite things”
I have been in the beauty business for over 27 yrs… As a licensed Esthetician-Cosmetologist – having worked in all aspects of Hair, Skin and Makeup, I’m often asked what my favorite beauty products are and since we’re coming up on the Holiday Season I decided to share some that I have been using for years and recent products that I’ve found:
#1 – Clarisonic So here’s the story… I recently left my Mia 2 with travel case in my hotel room while vacationing in New Orleans, I won’t say the name of the 5 star Hotel but it hasn’t been found. I actually cried about it…
As a Skincare Professional I have been using their products for years and recommend them to all my Friends & Clients. Don’t be fooled by imitation products that act similar… if you’re looking for a true professional cleanse for your skin than I highly suggest trying the Clarisonic Mia First I did! I also got mine engraved for Free and received Free Shipping! Don’t wait! This offer on their Website is only while *** Supplies last!
#2 – Borghese
I always talk about Borghese products because they’re so Luxurious! Anytime I want to feel like an “Italian Princess” I give myself a Spa day with their Face and Body products!
I also was introduced to their Lipstick Crayons recently which are Moisturizing, Luminous Twist-up Lip Color (No Sharpener needed) Perfect for on the go and a great gift idea because you get a set of four fabulous shades! Lipstick Crayons
#3 – ArteStile I always say… ” Beauty begins at the Brow” Can you imagine if we didn’t have eyebrows? Eyebrows are the frame of the face and also set the stage for everyone’s unique look. Just like having a great haircut that is perfectly shaped for you, the same should go for your brows!
I highly recommend the ArteStile line of Tweezers because they’re wonderful tools to get the job done!
The ArteStile Collection provides a patented baked enamel for exceptional in-hand feel.
What separates ArteStile Collection from the competition?
-100% Made in Italy
-Individually Hand Crafted
-Patented Baked Enamel for great in –hand feel
-Certified Stainless Steel: No Nickel, Chrome, or Lead Used
-Perfect for Sensitive Skin
-ArteStile can grab even the tiniest hairs
-Comes in a variety of designs and colors
#4 – It Cosmetics I’m super picky about foundation… having been a big fan on Mineral Make-up for years because it’s so skin friendly I didn’t want to try anything else until I found IT-O2 Ultra Repair Liquid Oxygen Foundation!
This foundation is truly like a facial, in a bottle, in a foundation! Formulated to deliver oxygen to the skin, IT-O2 Ultra Repair Liquid Oxygen Foundation gives sheer to buildable full coverage and leaves your skin with that dewy Your Skin But Better™ glow.
Infused with anti-aging peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed collagen and IT Cosmetics® Drops of Light Technology® reflecting pigments to optically blur away the appearance of imperfections.
I also suggest using their Hydra-Sponge™ for Flawless Air-Brushed Application!
#5 – Meili & Grace Anti-Aging Pillowcase A secret that hairdressers and movie stars have known for decades, silk pillowcases are infinitely gentler on your hair than cotton. Cotton grabs your hair and twists it at the root throughout the night, damaging hair and causing bed-head in the morning, whereas silk is so gentle on your hair, it allows your hairstyle/blow-dry to last overnight, which is great news for people with hair extensions, curly hair, fragile hair and anyone wanting to maintain the integrity of their hair.
I Love this Pillowcase! My Hair and Skin Thank You! What a great Luxury gift to give to yourself and/or to someone you care for!
I hope you enjoyed a “Few of my Favorite Things” and as Always I’m Thankful for YOU!
I will be having a LIVE Video Party with some of my Fave Makeup Artists & Beauty Bloggers on Thursday Dec 12th at 10:00 pm est! I will post details on Beauty Talk Live
If you’d like to inquiry about being on the LIVE Show or Working with me… Please note that I’m in the process of working on a new media kit and it will be up on this site to view in the new year!
On a personal note… I would like to say how “Thankful” I am in having the opportunity to showcase inspiring people and connecting with so many Beautiful Friends!
Join our #BeautyTalk Twitter chats every Tuesday night at 9:00 pm est!
Have a Safe & Happy Holiday Season!
When I think of Color… I think of JILL KIRSH
Want to learn what color you should be wearing? Tune in to watch Beauty Talk Live on Thursday December 5th at 10:00 PM est and Tweet us your questions using Hashtag #BeautyTalk
Jill Kirsh is Hollywood’s Guru of Hue!
She was named Best Color Consultant in the Best of LA issue of Los Angeles magazine and has consulted with thousands of women and men around the world including Red Carpet celebrities, Grammy winning musicians, actors, news anchors and business leaders.
Her innovative, unique and simple Color Makeover System for fashion and makeup has been featured in InStyle magazine (US & Australia), Redbook, First for Woman and the Los Angeles Times, along with many other publications.
In addition, Jill has appeared on numerous TV and news outlets demonstrating her system on celebs and news anchors.
“I’ve designed a unique, simple and fun color system for your wardrobe and your makeup that’s entirely based on your present hair color – Deep Brunette, Warm Blonde, Golden Brown & Red or Ash Blonde, Platinum & Gray.
The anchor product of my system is a wallet sized Swatch Book filled with fabric of all the best shades of every color for each hair color group. You use this Swatch Book as a guide to shop for everything from tees and trousers to party dresses, stilettos and nail color!
In addition, I’ve created these fabulous mineral based, fragrance free makeup kits with all your best shades for the eyes, cheeks and lips.
And I’m thrilled to announce that InStyle magazine has featured my line of one of a kind hand painted silk scarves that I’ve recently added to the website. Previously, these were only available to my private clientele. Each scarf incorporates three or four of your best shades in a one accessory. They’re gorgeous!”
Jill’s parents worked in New York – in the heart of the fashion district, offering Jill first hand the essential elements of style, the value of first impressions, and how important that combination is in relation to personal and professional confidence and success. While acting in film, television and theatre in both New York and Los Angeles, Jill discovered the key that became the heartbeat of her business… color…. and how to use it to enhance, not detract.
According to Jill, “Everyone can wear most every color, it just depends on its hue. The wrong shade can result in a friend saying ‘you need a vacation’ while the right shade can brighten your appearance so drastically that it looks like you just came back from one! ”
Use Promo code BEAUTYTALK at checkout on JillKirshColor.com for 10 % off your total purchase * 11/25/2013 – 12/31/2013 exp.
As always, I feel honored to be able bring you wonderful people that are inspiring and that share their expertise with us!
Come say “Hello” on our Google pages Beauty Talk Live
I will be sharing ” A Few of My Favorite Things ” in Our Holiday Guide and also a Live Video Holiday Show with Friends bringing YOU their Favorite Beauty finds!
I’m also working on a new Media Kit if you’d like to inquire about working with me and that will be up soon.
Thank you so much!
If I had to name one person that would be my go-to lady about Health and Wellness I would have to say… Kristin McGee
I’m honored and looking forward to having a conversation on Thursday November 7th on Beauty Talk Live with a leading expert in her field!
Renowned celebrity trainer, Kristin McGee, is certified in Yoga, Pilates and Fitness—and dedicated to a program of healthy eating for all. She has just introduced her latest DVD, Prenatal Yoga & Pilates – Perfect for Moms-to-Be, choose from 5 different routines, to stay strong and sexy throughout pregnancy. While pregnant with her first, she developed a workout program for expectant mothers that has worked for her, and will work for you, too!
Kristin’s DVDs are unlike anything else in the fitness world! Her unique teaching style, impressive knowledge base of fitness and an unparalleled dedication to helping others meet their goals, sets her apart from others. She demystifies the disciples of Yoga and Pilates without losing sight of their origins and strives to create a program that is truly available to everyone.
Kristin has worked with a long list of celebrities such as Tina Fey, Bethenny Frankel, Steve Martin, LeAnn Rimes, Emilia Clarke, Christine Stiller, Erin Heatherton, Adriana Lima, Savannah Guthrie and appeared in the DVD, Body by Bethenny. Kristin trains people from all walks of life, from nutrition specialists, supermodels, CEOs, moms, to actors!
You may know Kristin McGee from her many television appearances: CNN, CBS Morning Show, Fox, Good Morning America, Tyra Banks to name a few. She is a frequent contributor to and has been profiled by many lifestyle and fitness titles, and leads retreats around the world. Kristin teaches at Reebok/Sports Club LA, Clay Health Club & Spa, Equinox Fitness, Yoga Works, and more. She is also a Fila Yoga Ambassador.
Check out Kristin’s complete collection of DVDs Prenatal Yoga & Pilates, S3 Strong Sexy Svelte, Power Yoga, Weight Loss Pilates, Bendigirl Yoga! For quicker access to Kristin, check out her APP for the iPad and iPhone: Yoga and Pilates with Kristin McGee.
Visit Kristin’s website for more: http://www.kristinmcgee.com/
Kristin McGee’s YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/kristinmmcgee
Follow her on Twitter:@thebendigirl
‘Like’ Kristin McGee Fitness on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KristinMcGeeFitness
As Always… I Thank You for your continued Support with Beauty Talk Live and allowing me to bring you wonderful people whom I can showcase their expertise and talent.
Join us on Twitter for our weekly chat #BeautyTalk every Tuesday night at 9:00 pm est!
My Rock Star Friend Asia DeMarcos will be joining Beauty Talk Live for a one on one Conversation on Thursday Oct.24th as she shares her Expertise in ” All things Beauty ”
Asia DeMarcos is a Los Angeles based aesthetician, makeup artist, popular beauty blogger and the mastermind behind the concept and celebrity favorite brand, “Hollywood Beautiful”. Since 2003, she has been working in the skin care industry with some of the top Hollywood doctors and dermatologists gathering all the tricks of the trade. “Hollywood Beautiful” offers the best skin care practices by infusing revolutionary oxygen skin care treatments. With the help of the vegan based skincare line of Sophyto, Asia also pioneered the use of organic, food-based facials.
As part of the “Hollywood Beautiful” brand, Asia created an online alter ego, Beautasia, who is known by many as a Superhero by day and a SuperMOM by night. Beautasia answers the distressed calls of men, women and teens faced with the challenges of balancing a career, education, and family while maintaining a healthy, fit and beautiful lifestyle.
With her bubbly personality and beauty expertise, Asia is a sought out beauty expert by editors, talk shows, and the media. Her celebrity client list includes Ryan Seacrest, Debbie Gibson, and she has appeared on popular television shows such as “Ellen” and “The Doctors”.
Visit their Website for more information => Hollywood Beautiful
As Always I Appreciate your Support and I enjoy bringing you Fun Inspiring people that make a difference!
Keep on the lookout for a Halloween Party! We will also be giving away a Huge Prize to whomever shares Beauty Talk Live
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