Monday, December 29, 2014

Phyto-C Icy Blue

Phyto-C Icy Blue is all about the moisture. Hyaluronic acid provides intensive hydration by binding water  to skin tissue, and  vitamin B-5 restores the skin. The combination of these two ingredients creates a serum that nourishes the skin, and enhances skin elasticity...diminishes fine lines and wrinkles. The menthol cools dry , irritated winter skin. Perfect for this time of year!

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Tinseltown by William J Mann

Who doesn't love a juicy Hollywood story? It's the 1920's... starlets, thugs, studio heads, drugs..and murder. William J Mann brings all this to us...a true tale of Hollywood, decades later a murder still unsolved. Curl up in a comfy chair and become a detective.

"The Day of the Locust meets The Devil in the White City and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil in this juicy, untold Hollywood story: an addictive true tale of ambition, scandal, intrigue, murder, and the creation of the modern film industry.
By 1920, the movies had suddenly become America’s new favorite pastime, and one of the nation’s largest industries. Never before had a medium possessed such power to influence. Yet Hollywood’s glittering ascendency was threatened by a string of headline-grabbing tragedies—including the murder of William Desmond Taylor, the popular president of the Motion Picture Directors Association, a legendary crime that has remained unsolved until now.
In a fiendishly involving narrative, bestselling Hollywood chronicler William J. Mann draws on a rich host of sources, including recently released FBI files, to unpack the story of the enigmatic Taylor and the diverse cast that surrounded him—including three beautiful, ambitious actresses; a grasping stage mother; a devoted valet; and a gang of two-bit thugs, any of whom might have fired the fatal bullet. And overseeing this entire landscape of intrigue was Adolph Zukor, the brilliant and ruthless founder of Paramount, locked in a struggle for control of the industry and desperate to conceal the truth about the crime. Along the way, Mann brings to life Los Angeles in the Roaring Twenties: a sparkling yet schizophrenic town filled with party girls, drug dealers, religious zealots, newly-minted legends and starlets already past their prime—a dangerous place where the powerful could still run afoul of the desperate.
A true story recreated with the suspense of a novel, Tinseltown is the work of a storyteller at the peak of his powers—and the solution to a crime that has stumped detectives and historians for nearly a century."
Harper Collins, publisher. Available in bookstores now.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Amore by Roger Friedland

Roger Friedland is a sociologist who studies love, sex and God. In his new book, Roger, his wife Debra and his twin daughters move to Rome. He has a chance to teach where he and his wife had honeymooned. He is also looking for love..and he knows he will find it everywhere in Italy. Discouraged by the way Americans have taken the love out of sex, he wants to immerse himself, his wife and daughters in to the Roman culture: where flirting is expected and out in the open..where lovers show plenty of PDA in the streets..where AMORE is part of everyday life.

"Part memoir, part cultural exploration, Amore follows an American father as he and his teenage daughters journey into the heart of Rome, into the way Romans love and what they have to teach about its erosion in America.
As his twin daughters approached adolescence, sociologist Roger Friedland was worried. The thing that most bothered him was not the erotic heat of its youth culture, but the lovelessness of its sex.
Offered the chance to live and teach in Rome, Roger and his wife, Debra, seized the opportunity to take their family to live in a city where love is alive, family bonds hold, divorce and rape are rare, and “ciao, bella” is a constant refrain.
In Amore, Friedland shares the stories of his family’s enchanted and unnerving passage into the heart of Rome and considers its lessons for America where love is at risk.
Amore is a love story, a family’s voyage between two states of feeling."

This book is full of facts about sex. I love the questions and comments from his daughters, Hannah & Sarah, as they start to get curious. Who better to ask then a sociologist professor dad? Definitely has some humor among the lessons. Great book for the cold winter nights ahead of us:)
Published by Harper Collins


Monday, December 15, 2014

When the Cypress Whispers/Yvette Manessis Corporon

Another new author for me, Yvette M Corporon has written a beautiful book. The description of Erikousa, an island off the coast of Greece, with the sun and the white washed houses..the breezes through the cypress and about love and family....perfection.
Daphne has a successful restaurant, has flown to this island with her daughter Evie, to marry Stephen a wealthy man.  Her yia yia lives on this island, and
Daphne is overwhelmed with memories from summers spent here, in this small community, on these beautiful beaches. You would think that all was just right with the world,,except it isn't quite. Daphne's first husband was killed in an accident, had she truly healed from that? Was she in love with Stephen or looking for a safe haven? How would her yia yia help her through all this...and what about the grandmother herself. New secrets of quite a different life on Erikousa start trickling out.

"On a beautiful Greek island, myths, magic, and a colorful cast of characters come together in When the Cypress Whispers, Yvette Manessis Corporon’s lushly atmospheric story about past and present, family and fate, love and dreams that poignantly captures the deep bond between an American woman and her Greek grandmother.
The daughter of Greek immigrants, Daphne aspires to the American Dream, yet feels as if she’s been sleepwalking through life. Caught between her family’s old-world traditions and the demands of a modern career, she cannot seem to find her place.
Only her beloved grandmother on Erikousa, a magical island off the coast of Greece, knows her heart. Daphne’s fondest memories are of times spent in the kitchen with Yia-yia, cooking and learning about the ancient myths. It was the thought of Yia-yia that consoled Daphne in the wake of her husband’s unexpected death.
After years of struggling to raise her child and pay the bills, Daphne now has a successful restaurant, a growing reputation as a chef, and a wealthy fiancĂ©—everything she’s ever wanted. But across the ocean, Yia-yia can see through the storybook perfection of Daphne’s new life— and now she is calling her back to Erikousa. She has secrets about the past to share with her granddaughter— stories from the war, of loyalty and bravery in the face of death. She also has one last lesson to teach her: that security is not love, and that her life can be filled with meaning again. "

Sounds luscious doesn't it? Now that winter has arrived, it is time to pick a novel with warm breezes and sunshine as part of the well described by author Corporon. Visit your local bookstore and pick up a copy and settle in with a cup of hot tea and some baklava, maybe:)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Marini Holiday Exfoliator

Another great product from the Jan Marini skincare line. A cranberry orange  scented exfoliator, just in time for the holidays (although it would be awesome any time of year) 
Uniquely designed spherical dissolving beads. proteolytic enzymes and glycolic acid eliminate harsh abrasives ( the reason I am very careful about exfoliators). JM's Holiday Exfoliator resurfaces your skin and leaves it polished. And I love that look and the feel..smooth.. What a canvas for applying make up. Moisturizers get absorbed right into your skin, and they work better. Loaded with antioxidents. enzymes from green unripened papaya (long known for it's skin care properties), and glycolic acid ..nothing could be better for that Holiday Glow!
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Friday, December 5, 2014

Topganic Hair Care Products


Love my new favorite shampoo and will be heading to to order conditioner. Right now I am using the Argon oil version for dry and color treated hair.
Argon oil is something I have been wanting to try , I have been hearing about how lovely  it is  for skin and hair. Not only does this shampoo contain argon oil, but also vitamin E and Dead Sea minerals, perfect for winter dry hair.
I can actually shampoo, towel dry and put a comb right through my hair. It is silky and shiny. Love it.

Go to Topganic facebook page for great giveaway,,,,,#giveaway #haircare #deadsea