Friday, July 19, 2013

Get your Beauty Sleep!

By Bridget Hudzik, Beauty Guru
Honestly this needed to be posted today because Beauty sleep is a MUST!!!!!!
I can conceal, and shellac over dark circles... BUT, It's more then that!
It's like my skin is JUST BLAAAAHHHHHHH!
"Beauty Sleep" is more than just an expression: it's science.
A study published in BMJ (Brittish Medical Journal) said;  
"Our findings show that sleep-deprived people appear less healthy, less attractive and more tired compared with when they are well rested," wrote the researchers. "This suggests that humans are sensitive to sleep-related facial cues."

While the long-term effects of poor sleep on overall health have been widely researched, this is the first study to provide evidence that in the short term, sleep deprivation does in fact show up as a discernible change in facial appearance.

I'm in trouble....

So, because I sometimes have trouble falling asleep and I don't want to feel awful the next morning from a sleep aid, I am always on the hunt for a "natural" approach!
Le Couvent des Minimes has something for those who also need their beauty sleep!
Good Night Pillow Mist contains lavender and acacia to help relax and unwind after a busy day. The Original Recipe combines relaxing and purifying essential oils of Lavender and Mandarin for relaxing, Ravensara for soothing, and tea tree for purifying, to help produce serotonin, which in turn helps the body fall asleep.
The encouraged reparative sleep lends to a calm and rested mind upon waking. There are lots more relaxing recipes with Lavender and Acacia on their website. Read the story of the Minim Brothers and how it all started in 1613. Bonus - they donate a percentage of their annual sales to the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary charity.
So go forth and get some much needed "Beauty Sleep"
With Love and Glamour

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The "Beauty" of a photo shoot!

By; Heather Polyi  Owner/Lead Artist  Glam Spot NJ

The beauty behind the photo shoot!
First, Ashley the model is exquisite!

Factor in the conditions your shooting in and " the look " of the fashions...
We were working with a designer and knew the clothes in advance.
Ashley, had pink nails...  So I coordinated her lip with her nails!

This is my set up, sangria and all!
Ashley spoils me!

To start I curled her head in sections...

Then pulled it up in a sophisticated way...
The clothing was conducive to this look...
And it was an outdoor shoot in 100 degrees!

Dark along her lids and lighter as it goes up with colors to make her eyes look "greener"

Here is the results!

Photography by Huascar Fiorletta
Hair and makeup by Heather Polyi from Glam Spot NJ
Dresses by Weiling Cheng
Jewelry by Samantha Cham

Monday, July 8, 2013

Beach ready legs!

By Bridget Hudzik, Beauty Guru

Tis the season to go swimming!
Get your legs beach ready!
When you shave, more blades is not necessarily better!
Nicks and cuts are no more... with Somersets Women's Extra Sensitive Shaving Oil.
With continued use this unique formulation of natural oils (Hybrid vegetable Oil, Menthol , Fragrance, Aloe Vera, French Lavender Oil , Sandalwood Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Safflower Oil, Grapefruit Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Corianda Oil, Palmarosa Oil, Rosemary Oil, Ylang Ylang, and Chilean Rosehip Seed Oil) will soften the hair, moisturize your skin and leave you feeling refreshed and silky smooth.
The oils lubricate the blade, for a cleaner, closer shave. And their natural healing properties help prevent irritation, while leaving your skin feeling refreshed and more alive. Try it and be amazed at how your razor glides over your skin, for your closest shave yet.
Now your ready to walk the beach with confidence!
With Love and Glamour
Glam Spot NJ

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Its 100 degrees! Help for your hair!

By Bridget Hudzik, Beauty Guru

Thank you AG Hair!
Their Frizzproof argan anti-humidity spray keeps out frizz and creates an invisible, weightless shield over your hair.
You had me at anti-humidity!
Infused with argan oil, it leaves hair shiny, silky soft and smooth.
The formula contains Copolymers to add light hold, high shine and humidity resistance, yet rinse out of hair easily without residue or build-up.
Phenyl Trimethicone adds incredible lightweight shine, while Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate is a PABA-free sunscreen that protects hair from UV rays.
There's also Argan oil, which is sustainably sourced fair-trade organic Moroccan argan oil is rich in antioxidants and vitamin E keeping hair smooth, soft and repaired.
Bonus: the ingredients are also CFC-free (ozone safe), fast-drying, low-alcohol formulation doesn’t dry out hair. It's so easy to use as well by simply spraying liberally over dry, finished style, ensuring every strand is weather-protected. Spray as often as needed.
While you have just enjoyed using the "magic" spray for SUMMER, your purchase is also helping woman!
"When you use any AG Smooth product, you’re helping women in one of the poorest regions of Morocco lead change.
That’s because the argan in Smooth is sourced using sustainable and organic farming methods and is produced by local women of the Berber tribe.
The income these women receive gives them independence, supports their families, and helps educate their children.
Please visit, for more information."
With love and Glamour!
Glam Spot NJ