Tuesday, July 31, 2012

"Holy Humidity Batman!"......

By Heather Polyi  Owner/Key Artist  Glam Spot NJ

"Holy Humidity Batman!" 
This summer has been like a tropical Climate, and has many people looking for ANSWERS!
Humidity, is hair's worse enemy!

This is my HUMIDITY Helper!
Oribe Anti Humidity Spray!
For $35.00 it better work right???
Well, it does!

Who is it for?
For all hair types – sleek blowouts and perfect curls alike

What does it do?
  • Anti-humidity finishing spray
  • Protects against the environment and sun
  • Miami-tested
  • Formulated without parabens or sodium chloride. Color and keratin treatment safe.
  •  UV protection for hair.

When do you use it?

The final step before stepping out. To shield hair from frizz and add shine

Why use it?
  • Unique Copolymer enhances and extends longevity of hairstyles in any climate.
  • Tocopheryl Acetate and Retinyl Palmitate provides free-radical protection and vitamin nourishment.
  • Pro-Vitamin B5 thickens and adds volume.

How do I do it?
Spray on dry, styled hair.
Flip head over, repeat

My BEST tip for Humid environments is to Avoid flat irons!!!!!!!!
Try wearing your hair more natural. 
Don't ADD more heat! 
Heat damages hair, and causes follicles to be dry and brittle.
Let your hair air dry and set with hair curlers, in place of blow dryers and straighteners.

Throw it UP! (lol)
When all else fails, wear your hair in a ponytail or bun.
There are plenty of hair products that moisturize hair, throw in your favorite and throw it up!!!

This summer, be ready for harsh heat and humidity....
Don't be discouraged by the weather.
Always remember, if you look good, you'll feel good!

 With Love and Glamour

You must see... CC Cream!!!

By Bridget Hudzik, Beauty Guru
You've heard of BB Cream, but have you heard about CC Cream? "CC cream, also known as Color Control cream, is an improved and refined blemish balm cream created and developed in Korea" (Wikipedia). Rachel K Mineral CC Cream Mineral Color Control Blemish Balm is formulated to retain skincare benefits while providing coverage but with added nourishing ingredients for superior skincare. You can even use it to substitute foundation with its lighter texture that gives a smoother, radiant yet matte finish. While BB cream was manufactured primarily as a skincare product, CC cream was developed to retain all of the skincare benefits of BB cream with added nourishing ingredients and the aim to provide more effective skin coverage. CC cream is the newest miracle beauty product available in a limited market, and was formulated with technology originating in Japan and further developed in Korea. There are other natural ingredients in CC Cream such as White Tea extract, which contains antioxidants that absorb, weaken, and neutralize free radicals and also provide protection from harsh environmental factors such as pollution, dust, and chemicals in the air. Green Tea Leaf extract, which is also rich in antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory and natural disinfecting properties. Macadamia Nut Oil, an anti-aging supplement in cosmetics, due to its high content of Palmitoleic Acid, is an essential component of human sebum, which diminishes with aging. Vitamin E protects body tissues from breakdown and signs of photo aging, but it also aids in reducing the appearance of stretch marks and age spots, while maintaining skin's oil balance and reducing trans-epidermal water loss from the skin, strengthening skin's barrier function. With SPF 35, CC Cream is worth investing in.

Monday, July 30, 2012

"What do you use on your skin?"

By Heather Polyi  Owner/Key Artist  Glam Spot NJ

So... I often get asked the LOADED question....
What do you use on your skin???

Often when I discuss my kids, I get funny looks from people...
I then always follow up with, "I'm in my late 30's, born in the mid 70's!"
Many have replied with, "I thought you were in your early 20's!

Listen, I'm not saying I think I look that way... 
but, I have been using good skin care FOREVER!

I used Prescriptives ENTIRE skin care line until 2003...
After that I used only Prescriptives Super Line Preventor, and tried every line under the sun!

I was on a MEGA search for THE BEST EYE CREAM for the longest time, until last year!
I tried everything from Cle De Peau Beaute, La Prarie, Dr. brands, Oil of Olay...  I went through expensive and Drug Store brands... 
Then I found SK2

So, back to the loaded question...
What do I use on my skin?

Here is the list!

Eye makeup remover: Lancome Bifacil is my fav. but I switch around!

Makeup remover wipes, Love and use the new Skinny Girl towelettes for the moment, but I also like CVS Brand, and Neutrogena.

I wash my face with SK2 Facial treatment cleanser (& some days I use Seba Med liquid face and body wash, if I wash my face in the shower)
Toner: Clarins Chamomile toning lotion

Then...  The secret of my skincare! SK2 ESSENCE!!!!!!!
A water looking liquid pressed into my skin!

Serum (This varies GREATLY depending on my skins needs) 

Face cream: Seba Med moisturizing face cream (sensitive skin) I use day and night

eye cream: SK2
Neck cream: Clarins, Advanced Extra firming Neck Cream (at night when I sleep)

Exfoliator: Borghese Exfoliator

Mask: Borghese Brightening Mud mask

Hand Cream: Clarins Age-Control Hand lotion with SPF 15

Teeth whitening: Crest 3D White Strips

"That's the fact's Jack"

With Love and Glamour

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Smell like COCONUTS, SAVE your hair and then some...

By: Heather Polyi  Owner/Key Artist Glam Spot NJ

Shea Moisture, Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk is incredible!
I Keep this in Ava's travel bag, for sleepovers, the beach and the pool! 
Once she is done swimming her curly head turns to "SEAWEED"  It looks aweful and feels aweful....

I run this product through her hair with my fingers...  The Coconut oil in this product hydrates and protects her hair (not to mention, smells amazing)

Silk proteins, and Neem Oil, reduce breakage, add shine, and strengthen the hair!  Perfect right after Chlorine damage!
Recently at a friends pool, everyone was impressed by the scent and the results, I applied it to all the kids hair, and even some of the adults were trying it!

Everyone raving over the way it smells, and loving the way their hair felt! 
Keep this in your bag for the beach... 
SAVE YOUR HAIR, or save someone you love! :)

We use many of the products that Shea Moisture produces...

Their Story is incredible...  We thought you should know!

Shea Moisture is an All-natural, face, hair, bath, body, shave, waxing and baby care remedies, from age-old family recipes carried down through the generations. (AMAZING)

They strive to make a positive impact beyond skin.
The company purchases ingredients directly from women cooperatives and indigenous farmers in Africa, paying above market prices to help improve the standard of living for those suppliers.

They are working closely with local and international organizations, including ECOSERVE and AFRICARE, to protect the integrity of ingredients and improve production processes to ensure sustainable harvests.

Partnering with organizations such as The Liberian Education Fund and Todee Mission, the company is working to build schools and provide access to education for impoverished girls in Africa, many of who are suppliers of Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and other natural ingredients.

(***Click any of the organization names, to learn more about them)
THE STORY: Sofi Tucker began selling shea nuts at the village market in Bonthe, Sierra Leone in 1912.
By age 19, the widowed mother of four was selling her shea butter and African black soap all over the countryside.
Sofi Tucker was the grandmother of the founders, and SheaMoisture is her legacy.
They proudly create culturally-authentic, time-tested skin and hair care remedies from family recipes using all-natural and fair trade ingredients.

They do not participate in animal testing.
All products are tested by family members and friends.

SheaMoisture products are carried in Target, Walgreens, Walmart and Duane Reade.
Raw Shea Moisture Retention Shampoo is the winner of an Allure Best of Beauty Award. (We use this for Ava as well)
Raw Shea Restorative Conditioner is the winner of a Natural Health Beauty Award. (And this)
Men's Groom Three Butters Utility Soap is the winner of an Esquire Grooming Award.
Olive & Green Tea Body Wash is the winner of a Prevention Magazine Beauty Award.
Yucca & Baobab is a winner of an Essence Magazine Black Beauty Award.
African Black Soap Body Wash, and Raw Shea Moisture Retention Shampoo are both winners of Jones Magazine Best in Beauty Award.
Raw Shea Moisture Retention Shampoo and Raw Shea Body Lotion w/Frankincense & Myrrh are both winners of a Healing Lifestyles & Spa Earth Day Award.
Sundial Creations, makers of SheaMoisture products, received the Black Enterprise Emerging Business Award in 2008.

Sundial Creations received the 2011 Liberian Business of the Year Award.

With Love and Glamour

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Edit your skincare routine!

By Bridget Hudzik, Beauty Guru

How many times have you purchased new face products, gotten home and been totally confused?

There's a serum, a this, a that....


Shouldn't the care of your skin be easier then all that?


It may be time to "edit your skincare routine"
the Belmondo Face Kit not only has adorable little bottles...  
The names say what they are for, and where they are going! (Not to mention funky labels, with a trendy "SOHO" look!)

The Rain Face Cleanser
After the Rain Face Toner
The Dunes Face Scrub
The Cloud Face Cream
The Balm Nourishing Lip Balm

See, not complicated! 

Not only an easy effective routine, they are going to look seriously cool sitting in your bathroom.

These products work for all skin types, and contain scents of rose, lavender and chamomile.

(If you have preticularly challenging skin, I don't recomend)

After the Rain Face Toner restores skin's pH balance, refreshes
 and tones facial skin tissue, and it replenishes and helps fortify facial skin with essential oils and nutrients that correct and clarify.

The Dunes Face Scrub removes rough dead skin cells to reveal smooth skin.

The Cloud Face Cream hydrates deep into your skin, leaving your face feeling soft and supple - plus, it's lightweight and quick absorbing to give your skin a natural glow.

All products contain no alcohol, GMO's, petroleum-based products, parabens, or synthetic fragrances.

Cruelty free is the way to be.

With Love and Glamour

Friday, July 27, 2012

A blush with everything but the kitchen sink!

By Bridget Hudzik, Beauty Guru
Terry de Gunzberg is the Goddess responsible for creating Yves Saint Laurent's cult favorite Touche Éclat, and her makeup line is loved by actresses, models, makeup artists, and fashion designers.

This new blush bosts some bold claims...
It's called: By Terry Blush Terrybly.  It claims to plump up skin, stimulate collagen production, and melt into cheeks, creating a soft glow perfect for your skin tone, that lasts all day.

Inside the silver beauty case and coated in a satin purse, is a blush that "reveals youth and replumps the natural glow with the By Terry exclusive advanced Freshtone Technology."

That is a lot of tech for a blush... 

It boasts a super soft powder texture, and to provide hydration throught the day with it's "hydra-comforting" technology.

The “cashmere powder” feel, provides long lasting radiance, and a natural evened out finish.

So here is how it does what they claim...

The exclusive By Terry Freshtone technology works in 3 steps:

1) The “Voluform" stimulates collagen synthesis, volume, firmness and density.

 2) Vitamins A, C and E illuminate your complexion, and protect from free radicals, antioxidants, and anti-aging.

3) Cheek-Sculpt Micro Prisms with Light-Up Mineral Pigments smooth and plump skin to provide an instant healthy glow effect with an ultra-soft feel.

For an instant, radiant glow, apply the powder in a stroking motion all over the face as an all over perfecting powder.

It sounds a lot like Prescriptives "MAGIC" powder! (just sayin)

Have any of our readers tried this "miracle" powder?
We are curious...
Next week we will update this blog with our opinion on it!
In the meantime, Let us know your thoughts...
Is this is a MUST HAVE, or A LOT OF HYPE!???

With Love and Glamour

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Argan Your Skin

By Bridget Hudzik, Beauty Guru
Argan oil makes everything better, not just hair.
Josie Maran Argan Balm glides onto dry skin with ease after warming it up in your hands.
This multitasking balm is the natural solution for dry or dehydrated skin.
Don't worry about using too much, it's easier to control Argan in a solid form than it is when it's a liquid. T
he balm also contains shea butter and essential oils for added hydration.
Argan Balm creates a protective barrier to seal in hydration and leaves skin softer and more supple by instantly providing visible relief for skin in distress. Apply it liberally all over your body to instantly send relief to rough patches, dry lips, and even frizzy hair. (perfect to have on hand in this humid climate)

It's paraben, toxin, and cruelty free.

With Love and Glamour

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"Lash Out", just not at me! (lol)

By; Heather Polyi  Owner/Key Artist  Glam Spot NJ

Glam Spot NJ introduces...
Semi permanent LASHES!!!!

Were Pretty EXCITED about it!

Can't apply a strip lash, and love the look of glam lashes????

We've got your back!

That's right!!!
Book your appointment with Rosemarie Furnari.
licensed esthetician
 dedicated to making clients look and feel their best.

Rosemarie has been certified in eyelash extensions and uses,
Lash out! 
This is a semi-permanent eyelash extension
giving you longer, thicker, amazing, eyelashes.

No one will know their extensions unless you tell them!
There are even different kinds! 
From synthetic to mink, they can be worn for thickness or length.

Each lash is applied individually one by one.
50-80 lashes applied to each eye.

Touch ups are needed anywhere from 2-3 weeks.
 (Please know that touch ups can also vary from person to person.)

Here is what you really want to know!

How much is it?
$150.00 (first set)
touch ups (2-3 weeks)

*extra lashes-$20.00 additional*

REFER SOMEONE, AND GET $10 of your fill in!!!!!!!!

The application takes over an hour...
(No Eye Makeup on especially)
 Rosemarie's careful hand
& impeccable standards...
 will have you beyond thrilled and ready to....

Book your appointment today!!!
With Love and Glamour

Monday, July 23, 2012

Getting Dirty in the bath-tub

By Heather Polyi  Owner/Key Artist Glam Spot NJ

So my 5 year old loved going to Malibu Beach Long Island, but her hair...

Not So Much!!!

Her curls felt, and looked like Seaweed!

How much fun is it for a 5 year old to be dreanched in MUD???!

She loved it!!!!....

To remove all her salty tangles... I added more and more mud, and worked the hair with my fingers!  No tears, no yelling, no combing!

When we rinsed it out her bath turned into a huge mud puddle!

Her curls look amazing after air drying!

With Love and Glamour...

Sunday, July 22, 2012

To watch a flower grow!

By, Heather Polyi  Owner/Key Artist Glam Spot NJ

I have been a makeup artist for 17 years+ ;)
Throughout that time I have taught other artists and clients much to know about skin care and the application of makeup for numerous purposes!

I met, aspiring artist Danielle Lynch in 2008, at Capri institute.
Instantly, I saw something in her, an innate creativity!

She eagerly wanted to learn from me, at that time I was involved in projects for television, and film.  I was happy to take her "under my wing" so to speak...

The first projects we worked on together were mainly "my" photo shoots...

Next we were on a movie set in Indiana...

Her love for Special Effects became clear...

We had a lot of fun beating up poor Megan...  This is Danielle's Handy work...

and another movie....

Exit wound...  Danielle's work...

Then another movie set....

We have now done countless projects together....


(Her working with Miss Mexico)

Head Shots


The no "makeup" look can challenge many artists...

She's bloomed into a true PRO!

Working also on the show Selling NY for HGTV, With Home Run Brands advertising team, and with former NY Met players, she became a Celebrity Artist.
It's not just a fancy title being thrown round, she has earned her stripes!

If you are a bride...

(For the upcoming Manhattan Bride Fall/Winter Issue)

Or if your in the mood for a photo shoot...

Shooting a music video....

Or anything in between!

She's experienced, and ready!

Creativity, can't be taught! 
She had that the day we met...

As a seed, her potential was obvious...
A "budding" artist, so to speak...

She is now a flower in full bloom!

I am so proud to have been there to watch her grow, throwing water and fertilizer on her once in a while...  But the work and the effort was all her own!

Her attention to detail is flawless, and she prides herself on "clean" makeup, requiring little to no editing!
She uses all methods, including airbrush.

I am proud to have her on my team, and as the artist I trust to call first for any project!

With Love and Glamour