Beauty Talk Live The Start of Something Beautiful... Sun, 29 Nov 2015 15:08:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.1 Favorite Things 2015 /2015/11/favorite-things-2015/ /2015/11/favorite-things-2015/#respond Sun, 29 Nov 2015 03:00:22 +0000 /?p=1264 It’s that time to share some of my favorite things I  had the opportunity to try this year! Today is Shop Small Saturday and I always support small business. I own a Men’s Hair Salon and the Heart Beat of my business comes from my loyal clients who support our locally owned and operated small

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It’s that time to share some of my favorite things I  had the opportunity to try this year! Today is Shop Small Saturday and I always support small business.

I own a Men’s Hair Salon and the Heart Beat of my business comes from my loyal clients who support our locally owned and operated small business.

My Favorite things 2015 is dedicated to the the wonderful products I’ve tried created by the small business entrepreneur!

 

 Sophia’s Naturals Sophias

Sophia’s Naturals is a small family based retail business in Jonesboro, Georgia. All of the soap, bath and body products are made with locally sourced, vegan, american made with sustainable ingredients.

I absolutely love these products they leave my skin feeling soft, smooth and the scents are intoxicating! Please check out their story at sophiasnaturals.com

 

 

 

 

 

Glossi Girl 

Glossi Girl

At the end of March I had a surgery that left me in bed for weeks! Needless to say I did a lot of shopping on-line while I was recovering- Teee-heee 🙂

Around that same time my friend Celebrity Makeup Artist  Stephen Dimmick was launching his new Cosmetic line Glossi Girl and of course I had to buy some Lipsticks! These Vegan Lipsticks are super creamy long lasting and come in many different shades!

 

 

 

The Lux Puff  Lux Puff

I absolutely love this very unique Premium Bath Pouf! It’s Reversible and used to Cleanse, Exfoliate and the soft microfiber side is gentle enough to use on your face! Also it has Natural Silver Salt that inhibits the growth of bacteria. This product will make a great stocking gift this holiday!

Check out their website The Lux Puff

 

 

 

 

 

Menaji Men’s Skincare 

Exfoliate, Clean and Renew your skin!  The Facial Scrub is a favorite  among my male clients! It’s advanced formula is specially designed for men’s skincare, using a natural and unique blend of certified organic lime peel oil,  jojoba, ginseng, kelp, azulene and aloe. I even use the products myself  especially the Aftershave… Yes you read that right! It’s very hydrating and leaves my skin feeling cool and refreshed! Check out their website for all the amazing products they have to offer! http://www.menaji.com/

 

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Angelo David  

VOLLove! Love! Love!

I have very fine hair… and when I tell you that this Shampoo gives your hair instant Volume and Fullness it delivers! After one use my hair looked and felt amazing and I’m a hairstylist that has used many hair products!  Also try the Conditioner that won SELF 2014  Award! You can find Angelo David Salon on Madison Ave in NYC and you can order products through the website!

 

 

 

 

 

I haven’t been writing in my blog or hosting my weekly #BeautyTalk twitter chats anymore because my daily job has taken so much of my time and energy!

I would like to say Thank you for all that have Supported me and I Appreciate YOU!

Happy Holidays!

Gia  XOXO

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Must Have Hair Styling Brush! /2015/10/must-have-hair-styling-brush/ /2015/10/must-have-hair-styling-brush/#respond Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:18:55 +0000 /?p=1246 You’re going to want this!!! I don’t usually get that excited about something until I have officially tried it out… but I had to share this Hair Styling Straightening Brush! Even though I’m a Hair Stylist by day and believe that a Professional Hair Straightener may give you the best results. Although after seeing… The DAFNI

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You’re going to want this!!! I don’t usually get that excited about something until I have officially tried it out… but I had to share this Hair Styling Straightening Brush!

Even though I’m a Hair Stylist by day and believe that a Professional Hair Straightener may give you the best results. Although after seeing… The DAFNI Ceramic Brush  it is Definitely worth a look! 

Product Details: 

Transform your hair in seconds using the DAFNI Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush. Whether you have curls, waves or frizz and flyaways, this handy tool brushes them all away, leaving your strands sleek and straight without the hassle of standard styling tools. Here’s how it’s different: it’s easy to use, saves you time and it’s gentle on your hair.

Check out this Video Demo that I found on Facebook  🙂

 

A brush that straightens hair?!? Add this to the Christmas wish list this year…

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Gia’s Wish List /2015/04/gias-wish-list/ /2015/04/gias-wish-list/#respond Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:09:09 +0000 /?p=1228 Well… Here I go! I decided that since I have less than a year to go until my 50 Birthday, I wanted to plan out my Bucket List Ummm… I mean Wish List!!! Although I really have done so much already in my lifetime there is still so much I’d like to do and see! So here

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Well… Here I go! I decided that since I have less than a year to go until my 50 Birthday, I wanted to plan out my Bucket List Ummm… I mean Wish List!!! Although I really have done so much already in my lifetime there is still so much I’d like to do and see!

So here are my top 50 and they’re not in any particular order : Bucket List

Gia’s Wish List 

  1. Go to Italy
  2. Speak Italian
  3. Adopt Another Dog
  4. Get a Tattoo 
  5. Remodel my Kitchen
  6. Meet up with Social Media Friends
  7. Write a Book
  8. Take a Mediterranean Cruise
  9. Times Square for New’s Year Eve
  10. Spend a Week at a Spa
  11. Ride in a Hot Air Balloon 
  12. New Orleans Mardi Gras
  13. Sky Dive
  14. Learn to fly a Plane
  15. Help Build a Home with Habitat for Humanity
  16. Have Dinner with Oprah
  17. Create an Organic Farm
  18. Create an Animal Sanctuary
  19. Drive a Race Car
  20. Franchise my Business
  21. Travel around the World!
  22. Plant a tree in the Holy Land
  23. Run through a Field of Tulips
  24. Go to the very top of the Statue of Liberty
  25. Meet the Pope
  26. Pick Steven Tyler’s Brain 
  27. Learn to Ballroom Dance
  28. Have my own Private Island 
  29. Build a Giant Sand Castle
  30. Build a Tree House
  31. Make Peace with my Family
  32. Discover a rare Gem
  33. Star in a Movie 
  34. Be on the Red Carpet
  35. Drive Highway 99 all the way!
  36. Jump off a Waterfall
  37. Take a Gourmet Cooking Class 
  38. Own a Wine Vineyard
  39. Try Acupuncture 
  40. Collect a Postcard from everywhere in the World!
  41. Start a Rally for a Good Cause 
  42. Learn a different Culture 
  43. Try Peyote or swallow the worm in a bottle of tequila
  44. Go to a Superbowl
  45. Join the Mile High Club
  46. Attach Solar Panels on my House
  47. Invent something really cool!
  48. Stop Puppy mills from existing!
  49. Create my own Skincare Line – oops already did that 😉 
  50. See The Rolling Stones Perform! 

Well there you go! I started this months ago… and Since then I have booked a trip to Italy and have tickets to go see The Rolling Stones in July 2015! 

I recently had an abdominal surgery that lasted 6 hours with lots of complications…  believe me I didn’t see that one coming! I’m just taking it one day at a time recovering and ready to go back to work and enjoy all that life has to offer because you never know when it will be taken away! 

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln

Do you have a wish list? 

Love & Hugs 

Gia

PS… I’m finally on Instagram !!! Took me long enough ; lolololol

 

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Favorite Beauty Products for 2014 from the #BeautyTalk Community /2014/12/favorite-beauty-products-2014-beautytalk-community/ /2014/12/favorite-beauty-products-2014-beautytalk-community/#comments Fri, 05 Dec 2014 18:11:13 +0000 /?p=1200 I love our weekly #BeautyTalk chat on Twitter every Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m. EST. I have met some incredible women through our weekly chats and decided that they were the key to letting you all know what beauty products women are currently raving about. Last year, I featured Gia’s Favorite Beauty Finds.  This year,

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beautytalkI love our weekly #BeautyTalk chat on Twitter every Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m. EST. I have met some incredible women through our weekly chats and decided that they were the key to letting you all know what beauty products women are currently raving about. Last year, I featured Gia’s Favorite Beauty Finds.  This year, I decided to feature some of our Beauty Talk Community bloggers!

Hope you enjoy these fabulous tips.  None of these women are being paid to promote these products.  They just wanted to share their favorite’s with you!

Please take time to visit each of their blogs and leave them comments.  They are an amazing group of women.

Beth from Chic GalleriaMary Kay Lash Love Mascara

chicgalleria

I truly LOVE this mascara. I always buy the non-waterproof version, but you can get it in waterproof also. I love this mascara and refuse to use anything else!  It doesn’t flake…EVER!  It doesn’t leave black circles under my eyes and it only comes off when I want it to come off. (Which is very easy with any gentle makeup remover.  I use Neutrogena Naturals Fresh Cleansing and Makeup Remover.) I have tried so many mascaras both expensive and cheap.  At $15, Mary Kay is worth every penny.  It adds length and volume to my lashes and doesn’t weigh them down in a clumpy mess. For day, I swipe on one coat and I’m good to go.  For evening, I apply about 3 coats and I ALWAYS get complimented on my eyes.  It never fails!

Analesha from Lipstick and BubblesRimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder.

Lipstick and Bubbles

This has been a staple in my handbag since I purchased it. It instantly matte’s your face and works flawlessly over a matte foundation. The transparent colour works the best because it doesn’t add any colour to your face so just simply puts your make up in place. I love applying this to my face with a kabuki brush, which only picks up what you need so you waste very little. I only have to reapply once after 5 hours of wearing this throughout the day and its quick and easy! I highly recommend you have this product ready for 2015.

Lauren from GYC – Girl You CrazyFabulous Foaming Face Wash by Bliss

Girl You Crazy

Let me tell you… as someone in my 20’s with skin that at times wants to be dry, oily or somewhere in between (aka combination skin), this product is a MUST!! I don’t use it everyday because its an exfoliator as well as cleanser but when I do… mentally, my face feels like it just took a trip through a tropical island (passion flower, chamomile and rose hips), and physically, it feels super smooth and I look refreshed!! You will definitely win points with this 2-in-1 cleanser and exfoliator as a gift because who doesn’t want to look/feel refreshed and like they’ve been on vacation?

Aprill from Glitter. Gloss. GarbageMilani Cosmetics Bella Eyes in Bella Champagne.

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Every girl should have that one shadow in their stash that they can wear everyday with just about anything and this is it! It’s shimmery, well pigmented, glides on smooth and versatile.

El from The Beauty Isle: Lorac Pro Palette 2

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Hands down my favorite beauty product in 2014 .  I’ve used shadows from Urban Decay, Too Faced, Nars, and countless other brands.  None of them come close to the amazing quality of the shadows in the Lorac Pro Palette 2.  The shadows are buttery soft with only a small amount of fall out. The pigmentation is insane and they blend like dream.  You can create countless looks with this palette because it includes neutral shades as well as some gorgeous jewel tones (which are my favorites).  My favorite shades are Rose, Plum, and Navy.

Renee from Beauty School ScarletThe Secret Concealer by Laura Mercier:

Beauty School Scarlet

This concealer is high in pigment and helps to cover my dark circles from long sleepless nights. It does not settle into the fine lines around my eye area and it brightens to help diffuse the dark circles. It is long lasting, a little moisturizing but not oily looking. It is super easy to apply and a little goes a long way! It’s a natural look with a natural glow.

Kia from Stylebrat Dior:  Bella Bamba Ultra Plush Lip Gloss

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I must say I fell in love instantly with this product. It became my new favorite product of 2014. When you first open it, it smells like a peachy candy and it goes on sheer. What I like about it most is the fact that it does not feel sticky when I apply it to my lips like some lip glosses feel. Also, the color gives off a beautiful watermelon red color. My lips really look and feel amazing with this product. I would definitely recommend trying this product….you will thank me later.

Gia of Beauty Talk LIVEClarisonic Mia

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The Clarisonic Mia will always be my favorite beauty product every year! I believe that your makeup will only look as good as it can… but if you can achieve flawless skin, it will enhance all natural beauty! Beauty tools are as important to a hairdresser as they are to a carpenter… having the right tools is a must! If you want your Skin to look Smooth, Feel Soft and benefit from a Professional Clean than the Clarisonic is a Must Have! Happy Holidays!

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Tommy Geraci is Thankful for Social Media /2014/11/tommy-geraci-thankful-social-media/ /2014/11/tommy-geraci-thankful-social-media/#respond Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:20:14 +0000 /?p=1181 Ahhh… Where do I begin? Let’s start with how much I’m thankful for Social Media… You see –  if it wasn’t for the beauty of Social Networks I wouldn’t have connected and met so many Wonderful People! As you know Beauty Talk Live is more than Lipstick and Mascara, it’s about showcasing people that make

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Ahhh… Where do I begin?

Let’s start with how much I’m thankful for Social Media… You see –  if it wasn’t for the beauty of Social Networks I wouldn’t have connected and met so many Wonderful People! As you know Beauty Talk Live is more than Lipstick and Mascara, it’s about showcasing people that make a difference everyday and  how Social Media can bring awareness to so many causes as well as highlighting everyday people into Social Media Stars of the Future! Tommy ET

Which brings me to my  friend   Tommy  Lights, Camera, Action!!!

Tommy’s Big Passion is Social Media combined with Entertainment!

In his own words:
I’m into the concept of Social TV and how it really does create this fireside chat feeling. I’ve met so many like-minded people this way (and a few umm, over exuberant fans).
I’m also a huge supporter of the NOH8 Campaign because I do believe we all have the right to choose who we want to marry if we actually want to marry. I’ve become friendly with Adam Bouska & Jeff Parshley, who are partners & started the whole movement. I’ve had my picture done at least 5 times now and have been to Washington with them as well as participated in AIDS walk as part of their team a few times.

Another cause I am passionate about is bullying. I was bullied, I’ve seen & felt the strong effect it can have on an individual, and I think we need to educate as much as possible to stop it.
My friend Ronnie Kroell started Friend Movement so I’ve been helping as much as I can. I attend  many events , tweet about it, and do blog posts for the events or anytime he may need assistance.

Also check out ===> http://sociallydevoted.com/

Another one I am very supportive of is Ian Somerhalder’s foundation, www.isfoundation.com  Lots of great ways for people & kids to get involved in environmental issues! Helping animals, the ecosystem. Such a great cause!
“Social media has also blessed me with being able to cover red carpets with some of the most amazing people and got me involved in the convention world with EyeCon conventions. I am so fortunate to call these groups family and among my best friends. I have even become an honorary member of 411 Voices because of my red carpet family and been part of the most phenomenal twitter chats like CMchat on Twitter. I highly recommend checking out all of these and the causes I mentioned ASAP, you won’t be sorry.”
Want to get to know Tommy more?
Follow him on:
In closing… We have a LIVE  Google Hangout Scheduled for Monday Dec 15th at 7:00 pm est LIVE Video Conversation
As always I continue to be grateful for all our friends that support  Beauty Talk Live and  don’t forget We have our weekly Twitter #BeautyTalk chat every Tuesday night at 9:00 pm est.
We also have a FREE Community on Google where we have tips on Skincare, Makeup, Fashion, Health and Wellness from Beauty Bloggers from all over the World!
I’m in the process of doing my annual Gia’s Favorite Things if you’d like to contact me about working together please do so here => Contact
Love Always,

 

 

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Sunday Morning Quotes /2014/10/sunday-morning-quotes/ /2014/10/sunday-morning-quotes/#comments Sun, 26 Oct 2014 15:30:18 +0000 /?p=1167 Ahhhh… How I love Sunday mornings! Don’t you? After a long work week, there’s something about having my coffee and sitting on our couch with my laptop catching up on everything I haven’t had time for…  I was asked by my Friend Lauren Alicia GYC – Girl You Crazy  to come up with some of

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Ahhhh… How I love Sunday mornings! Don’t you? After a long work week, there’s something about having my coffee and sitting on our couch with my laptop catching up on everything I haven’t had time for… Smell of Coffe
I was asked by my Friend Lauren Alicia GYC – Girl You Crazy  to come up with some of my original quotes for the What is Beauty Campaign and of course I said Absolutely!!!

Here are some I came up with on this beautiful Sunday Morning…

 

 

 

” We all have inner beauty… it reflects when we speak and act with love.”
” Sometimes I look in the mirror and say… All of my imperfections are what makes me.”
” Having a friend who loves you unconditionally is a gift. “
” When life gets you down… Smile and say – It’s okay I’m only feeling human.”
” When we care we love and when we love… it’s Beauty. “
Don’t Forget WE have a Free Community Beauty Talk Community on Google and We have weekly Twitter chats on Tuesday Nights at 9:00 pm eastern time  #BeautyTalk
My next blog post will be with my friend  and a LIVE  Interview with Tommy Geraci to be announced. Tommy G NOH8

 

As always thank you for all your support…

Love Always,

Gia

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Social Media = Really? /2014/08/social-media-meets-im-bored/ /2014/08/social-media-meets-im-bored/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:30:37 +0000 /?p=1147 YES! You just read that right… Now I don’t mean to sound like a B*tch! But… a Friend on my Facebook posed this question ” Do you respond to your friend’s when they post good, bad or anything annoying? (Something on that note) I started Social Media in August 2010 – kind of late if

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YES! You just read that right… Now I don’t mean to sound like a B*tch! But… a Friend on my Facebook posed this question ” Do you respond to your friend’s when they post good, bad or anything annoying? (Something on that note) eyeroll
I started Social Media in August 2010 – kind of late if you ask anyone that is a so called ” Social Media Guru ” I guess that’s what they’re called these days… Facebook seemed fun! Wow! People I went to school with, People I can keep in touch with that I don’t get to see very often and interesting people to engage in a conversation! Sharing fun posts, tweets and information. What a concept!
Here’s the thing… Recently We had our weekly #BeautyTalk chat and we were talking about tattoos… One answer was that I wouldn’t want a tattoo because I have issues with anything permanent or a commitment. That sounds like me! But I laugh because I will be celebrating my 20th Wedding Anniversary soon… guess he’s a keeper ; lol.
I always have fun on our Twitter chats but since I started a new business ( Salon/Barbershop ) it’s been very hard to manage all my Social Media and Host my Show/Blog. Did I mention I’m a Mom that Cooks, Cleans and does Laundry! Yikes! I’m tired just thinking about all of it!
My time is very important and using it wisely is a must, which brings me to Social Media, blogging and hosting Beauty Talk Live
One of my favorite quotes is

” Keep doing the same thing you’ve always done… you will get the same results! “

Yes that’s me! That’s why I’d like to take a bit of break from everything I’ve built because it’s a time snatcher and the bottom line is… I DON’T WORK FOR FREE! $$$$
( You know you know what I mean = REALLY? ) Please feel free to comment ;D
You’d be amazed how many people want something for nothing! or… Steal your Ideas and would like to take credit for them… I’ve been told never to post or tweet anything negative, but how about blog about the truth…
You see Social Media can be a lot of Smoke & Mirrors and most likely People YOU Follow/Brands have PAID $$$$ Likes, Views, Subscribers and Followers!!! Hashtag = #Truth
I’m a “Real” person with “Real” feelings and I’m just trying to connect with people on a “Real” Level — Are you with Me or Without Me?
Join our Conversation every Tuesday Night on Twitter at 9:00 pm eastern time using hashtag #BeautyTalk
Thank you for all your Support! I truly Appreciate our Friendship!
If you’re a Beauty Blogger you can also join for FREE in Our #GOOGLE Community!
Best,
Gia – Beauty Talk Live

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Spray Tan Review /2014/05/spray-tan-review/ /2014/05/spray-tan-review/#respond Mon, 12 May 2014 17:32:22 +0000 /?p=1132 Who doesn’t want a Golden Tan? I mean really ? When you’re tan you look the picture of good health, you appear slimmer, you can also hide any skin imperfections… I could go on and on… Being in the Business of Beauty… I tend to get offered many services and products. Recently I went on

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Who doesn’t want a Golden Tan? Spray Tanning I mean really ? When you’re tan you look the picture of good health, you appear slimmer, you can also hide any skin imperfections… I could go on and on…
Being in the Business of Beauty… I tend to get offered many services and products. Recently I went on a trip to L.A. and a friend suggested I get a Spray Tan… now mind you this was not my first rodeo with a Spray Tan! I tried the Mystic Tan when I lived in Seattle years ago prior to a trip to Hawaii 🙂
I have many friends that offer a Professional Spray Tan with air brushing effects… this is really the best way to achieve the best natural looking flawless tan! But… if you’re feeling that it might be a bit too up close and personal, I completely understand.
There is however many Tanning Salons nationwide that offer in house Spray Tans. I went to a local Tanning Salon in New York – Many rules on even getting a tan here in N.Y among other things… Let’s put it this way our rights are being taken away from us to the extreme that they wonder why so many people are moving out of here!!! and… that’s a whole other story! LOL
Back to my review on Spray Tans…
I used the Versa Spa Pro Spray Tan_full Versa Spa
I would highly recommend getting a Spray Tan this way … just remember this :
It’s pricey! $$$ 30.00 and they said it could last up to 7 days… Mine lasting 3 days by the time I got Palm Springs and I even purchased the products prior to application and for extending your Spray Tan???
Make sure you really prep your skin otherwise you’ll end up with patchy spots and it will be uneven! not pretty 🙁
If you’re offered Medium or Dark… go with the Medium – Especially the first time.
If you’re offered the Clear or Bronzed application – go with clear because the bronzed looks really fake and cheap in my opinion.
Pay special attention to all the tips they offer prior to the application for the Best possible outcome!
And… just remember it doesn’t last and slowly fades so you won’t have to live with it forever!
Now… that the weather is warmer and we will be opening our swimming pool I prefer to get my tan the old fashioned way.
Which means enjoying the sun in moderation and protecting my skin from harmful rays.
I hope my experience with Spray tanning helped you make a decision on trying it in the future.

As always, Thank you so much for supporting me on my journey through the beauty world.
Don’t forget every Tuesday night at 9:00 pm est we have a #BeautyTalk Twitter chat! Come join the Conversation!
Best,
Gia

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Bath and Body Soap /2014/04/bath-body-soap/ /2014/04/bath-body-soap/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:12:18 +0000 /?p=1084 Ahhhh… After a long day there is nothing more I like to do than come home relax and take a soothing bath! I call it my Spa time… and I’m not talking about using products you find in the grocery store! Especially when you see the ingredients and find what’s in them! Eeeeek! Recently I

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Ahhhh… After a long day there is nothing more I like to do than come home relax and take a soothing bath!
I call it my Spa time… and I’m not talking about using products you find in the grocery store! Especially when you see the ingredients and find what’s in them! Eeeeek!
Recently I had a chance to sit down and have coffee with Beth of Soap and Garden who belongs to a network of Soap Makers right here in the USA! I was also gifted the opportunity to sample out many different brands of Soap and Skincare Creams. Well… at this point I was in my glory because I’m the biggest body product fan on the planet!

Here’s a list of Brands of Soap Makers I would recommend:

#1 Loft Soap
I literally tried this amazing soap first… Loft Soap As soon as I opened the Twelfth Night Soap… I couldn’t help but be compelled by the intoxicating scents I was experiencing! This Soap lathers perfectly, adds exfoliation leaving your skin soft smooth and supple!
As Jen says… ” Soap should do more than just get you clean… It should start your day and end your day on a fantastic note! ”

#2 Skincare by Feleciai When you need relaxtion….
The soothing lavender scented shea butter cream is a must! I have been using this every night on my body before I go to bed and after this long winter in New York my skin has been loving this product!

Skincare by Feleciai I’m very funny about putting creams on my face – considering I’m a Licensed Esthetician and having my own Professional Skincare Line at one time Gia Skincare – But I did try Replenishing Cream and to my surprise I used this at night on my face and woke up to soft, silky and comforted skin! 🙂 Her Soaps are full of yummy lather leaving you feeling clean and refreshed! I love how they are packaged as well… in Gift wrap!

#3 Beehive Soap Buzzzzzzz…. These products should be all the buzz!
Beehive Soap Soap so nice… you’ll want to lather up twice! They specialize in handcrafted cold process soaps in a beautiful array of fragrances for men and women of all ages.
Handcrafted Beehive Soap is an affordable indulgence for yourself, and it makes a great gift for friends, family, and teachers. Realtors and business owners of all types can send Beehive Soap to their clients. Beehive Soap makes a unique and thoughtful wedding favor.

#4 Barbs Homemade Soaps
I was lucky enough to sample the Shea loves me line!
Shea loves me
Okay… it’s a cute name! Right?
Shea Loves me Shea Butter Cream is 25% pure Shea butter and it delivers wonderful results if you have extremely dry skin!
I also enjoyed the Refresh bar this is the perfect soap to use in the shower in the morning!

#5 Kreative Kraftwerks A family-owned and operated small business. Kreative Kraftwerks If you’re looking for a place that offers cute gifts… you’re looking in the right spot! I just love these Flip Flop Soaps!

On This #Earthday I know you may of heard it before… Renew and Recycle — But make yourself your own carbon foot print check list each day on what you can do to make a difference… Earth Day

Do you always use reusable bags at the grocery store?
Do you buy products with minimal packaging?
Do you walk when you don’t have to drive?
Do you use Eco-friendly cleaning products?
Do you brush your teeth without leaving the water running?

As always I would like to Thank you for your Support! Please be sure to join the Conversation every Tuesday night on Twitter at 9:00 pm est for our weekly #BeautyTalk
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Best,
Gia

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Dimitri James – Skinn Cosmetics /2014/03/dimitri-james-skinn-cosmetics/ /2014/03/dimitri-james-skinn-cosmetics/#comments Sun, 16 Mar 2014 16:04:52 +0000 /?p=1035 Can YOU say Wow!!! I’m beyond excited to interview Dimitri James on Thursday April 3rd on Gia’s Beauty Talk Live DIMITRI JAMES Dimitri James is a professional make up artist whose work has graced the runway and the red carpet as well as national and international television shows and magazines. The author of Becoming Beauty

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Can YOU say Wow!!! I’m beyond excited to interview Dimitri James on Thursday April 3rd on Gia’s Beauty Talk Live

DIMITRI JAMES DJ

Dimitri James is a professional make up artist whose work has graced the runway and the red carpet as well as national and international television shows and magazines. The author of Becoming Beauty and Naughty Makeovers for Nice Girls, Dimitri is also the creator of Skinn Cosmetics, a line of premium skin care formulas and color cosmetics.

Dimitri credits his long and successful career in the industry to his innate ability to see and bring out the beauty in everyone. Growing up, his passion for his future profession was sparked by his mother and two grandmothers, all European-trained aestheticians. Dimitri followed their footsteps to become a licensed aesthetician himself, and went on to serve as a make up artist for some of the world’s most iconic beauty brands, including Estee Lauder, Chanel, Revlon, Lancome and Borghese. In addition, he has trained make up artists and aestheticians for Adrien Arpel Salons and Spas.

Dimitri’s work is frequently featured on the runway in New York and Los Angeles, and in fashion spreads and music videos. His artistry has also been seen on the stars of “The Office,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Sex and the City” and “CSI.”

With the creation of Skinn Cosmetics in 2002, Dimitri added the distinction of pioneer to his resume. The line would combine the time-honored methods of his mother and grandmothers who made their own soaps, toners and masks at home using pure, natural ingredients, with the most advanced technology and delivery systems available. Skinn treatment and color cosmetic products are famously full of actives, yet devoid of excess water, fillers or packaging, and they are manufactured on site at the company’s Southern California headquarters under Dimitri’s highly trained and watchful eye. Today, Skinn is a top selling international brand on ShopHQ (US), The Shopping Channel (Canada) and Televisions Shopping Network (Australia). Dimitri’s high energy, informative on air makeovers and demos have earned him a built-in audience and legions of loyal fans across the globe.
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Gia

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