Blog Posts by Lisa Cocuzza

  • Happy Swanksgiving Goodies

    It's a Glam Thing Beauty/LifeStyle Expert Dawn McCarthy shares an assortment of items for the Thanksgiving holiday festivities that are worth boasting about.

    A gift for the hostess is always appreciated. You can go beyond the traditional wine, flowers and chocolates and gift your holiday dinner party hostess with a vintage inspired kitchen or cooking apron and a matching oven mitt by Grandway.

    Transform last years boots in seconds by accessorizing your favorite boots to match your holiday outfit and create a fashion statement. Put Hugrz Boot Covers and Boot Wraps on your boot and position them as you want. Wear them scrunched down on short boots or pulled up on tall boots. They look great on cowboy boots too!

    'Only Leggings' faux leather leggings look fabulous and come in several designs. Accessorize with the right kind of top for a 'wow' look. With faux leather leggings you can keep things in a conservative tone with some sexy added in. You can make the top simple and

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  • Celebrity Gifted "must Haves"

    Here It's a Glam Thing Beauty/Style Expert Dawn McCarthy presents an assortment of products that have been gifted to celebrities at award show gift lounges, private star parties & other Hollywood events!

    All celebrities like to stay in shape. Health & Fitness companies consider celebrity gifting as a very smart way to get press for their products. Magazines and TV love to cover what celebrities do to stay slim and healthy. USANA Vitamin Company and Strut This WorkOut Wear have taken advantage of the celebrity gifting opportunities. USNA has High-quality vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants your body needs for good health and stars love them! They offer drinks and meal replacements and more. Actress Brooke Burke loves Strut This WorkOut Wear and has been snapped by cameras wearing different pieces from the line!

    Keeping to staying fit - Crunchies Foods are great for stars and their kids. Crunchies Natural Snacks are delicious with no preservatives,. They are organic, certified Kosher

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  • The Party of the Season to Kick-off the Upcoming Primetime Emmy® Awards

    On Wednesday, September 12, 2012, Café La Boheme once again opened its Tuscan country villa doors to host THE party of the season to kick-off the upcoming 64th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards, hosted by Qmadix, presented by Whitening Lightning and co-produced by Michelle Faulkner. This highly anticipated invitation-only event, catered to every desire and offered an incredible array of fashion for him and her, the finest in body and skin care, the newest in electronics, custom hats, fabulous footwear, stunning jewelry, unique timepieces, gourmet cuisine, delectable goodies, exotic cocktails and more.

    Cafe La Boheme party

    Primetime Emmy Nominees Mare Winningham, Dot Marie Jones, Jason Ritter, Ben Feldman and Stacey Tookey joined Cleopatra Coleman, Abby Lee Miller, Fiona Gubelmann , Carolyn Hennessy , Jamar Rogers , Jean-Luc Bilodeau & Melissa Peterman , Nicholas Guest & Sean McNabb , William Shatner, Eva LaRue, Richard Grieco, Reid Scott, RJ Mitte , LisaRaye McCoy & Victoria

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  • Jennie Garth & Good Carma Studio Girls Night Out

    On Friday September 7, Good Carma Studio Girls Night Out event was lots of fun. Actress Jennie Garth hosted the party and along side her were her daughters. Looking great at 40 with flawless skin, great hair and slim figure, Jennie is often asked to share her beauty secrets. recently posted an interview with Jennie on the Red Carpet sharing that she has a million beauty tips, that she teaches her daughters never to go to bed without a good toxin free soap and stressed to wear sunscreen religiously. She says that her daughters Luca, Lolo and Fiona are her toughest critics.

    When interviewed about her beauty regime and products picks you will notice that Jennie mentions "Toxin free" and "Natural" almost every single time. She told that she always wears mascara since she has blonde eyelashes even if it is just a little, she uses it every day. She told and Joy Behar that she loves "Scrubby mittens" and body polish.

    Jennie with Apothederm

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  • Favorite Finds You Won't Want to Be Without

    While summer is quickly fading, the It's a Glam Thing beauty and lifestyle experts are sampling and collecting new products for fall and beyond. Mindful of soon to be fall story deadlines, holiday television features, online gift guides and more, they are paying close attention to samples that come through the doors, pitches that cross their desks and new items that their research finds. Many products have already been secured for stories and features and many more are lined up and ready for testing and a perfect story fit. Here are some of the items that the team is loving now.

    Morning Glamour satin pillowcases are such a great find. Sleeping on a Morning Glamour satin pillowcase will help eliminate breakage and actual hair loss. When your head moves on a cotton pillowcase, friction develops that can damage and break hair. Because your head slides smoothly over "Morning Glamour," that damaging friction is eliminated and hair is healthier plus, there is another advantage. As Read More »from Favorite Finds You Won't Want to Be Without
  • Perfect Beauty Products Showcased on Television

    Dawn McCarthy brought more of her "fave" finds to television audiences recently. One of the the morning TV segments can be watched here. This segment showcases some of the "perfect beauty product solutions" that Dawn is loving now. The following is what she showcased.

    Apothederm just launched its Acne Clarifying Treatment. This product formulation eliminates breakouts and minimizes pore size. The formula is packed with a beta hydroxyl acid and peptide to help reduce the appearance of blemishes and future breakouts. Oil-free, fragrance free and dermatologist tested. You can find out more at:

    The Verge Bubble Wand is a unique hair tool that features Ceramic NG Technology. It provides constant, even heat for locking in styles and moisture, aids protection against heat damage. NG (Nano Gold) detoxifies the hair leaving the hair healthy and more manageable. You can find more info at:

    LightStim is a device that combines

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  • Shop Deals on "back to School" Saturday

    In conjunction with Teen Vogue, Lockerz declares Saturday a shopping holiday offering $5, $10, $15 designer fashions for one day only.

    The fall season is almost here and whether you are going back-to-school or not, Teen Vogue is giving you a reason to go back-to-school shopping. This Saturday they will have exclusive deals at Lockerz . Shop the Lockerz BTSS Boutique to save big on style essentials. When you sign up for Lockerz, you'll instantly earn 500 PTZ (points) that qualify you for prices of $5, $10, $15 or $20 on all Lockerz BTSS Boutique items.

    To get in on all of these exclusive Teen Vogue deals, shop Saturday. Act fast since the sale ends at 9pm PST August 11.

    Watch It's a Glam Thing Kathy Hodge and Teen Vogue Health & Beauty Editor Eva Chen talking "Back to School" style and deals here:

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  • Beach and Travel Bag Essentials

    Scout by Bungalow Bag

    It's a Glam Thing Beauty Expert Dawn McCarthy has compiled a selection of summer beauty & accessory must haves. Dawn travels often for business and, as like many, she will be doing some personal travel this summer. Dawn suggests these beauty & style items to stash in your travel bag.

    Hotels most often do not have the best lighting in the bathroom and vanity areas. Inadequate lighting can drive someone crazy. Trend Tweeze by Luxury Trends are water proof lighted tweezers. These tweezers have a built in light for easy plucking. They are very pretty with embellishments and come in a carry carry case of their own.

    There are plenty of people who ignore the importance of sunscreen & sun protective clothing. Like brushing your teeth and washing your face, it is a necessity to apply sunscreen. Dawn uses Brush on Block. It's an instant mineral sunscreen containing naturally occurring minerals that offer broad-spectrum, sunscreen action when used as

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  • Tips for Summer Skin Care

    With summer here, it is important to avoid the harmful effects of the sun. Beauty Expert, Kelley West offers advice on keeping skin out of harms way.

    "Sunscreen is extremely important and it needs to be applied every 3 to 4 hours," says Kelley. "Wait 20 minutes before going into the sun to let the lotion penetrate the skin and put sunscreen on every part of your body."

    As a licensed medical aesthetician, Kelley has seen a lot of patients with sun damage. Kelley warns, "Make sure you apply sunscreen all the way to the hairline which will also protect you when driving because the sides of our faces get direct sun exposure while behind the wheel." She continues, "Also, apply sunscreen to the tops of your hands and to the tops of your feet, they get exposed to direct sun when wearing sandals or walking barefoot."

    Kelley gives a reminder to protect lips and scalp. "A lip balm with SPF 30 is great. If you part your hair, use a squeeze version of lip balm with SPF and apply it down

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  • Beauty, Tested and True

    Enya Flack


    Enya Flack actress, television spokesperson & reporter for knows the scoop on all things beauty. Here Enya shares five of her favorite beauty products that she and her "glam" team have tested and found to be true to their claims.

    The Everything Pencil

    The first product on Enya's list is "The Everything Pencil" by Judith August Cosmetics. This is a camouflage & concealor pencil that as Enya says, "has been imitated but never duplicated!" The Everything Pencil has been around for decades and is used by many stars and make up industry professionals. TV actress Poppy Montgomery and supermodels Christie Brinkley and Heidi Klum are just a few true beauties who have openly proclaimed their love for Judith August Cosmetics. Judith is a former fashion model who knows the tips and tricks to hiding all flaws, major and minor. The Everything Pencil is true to the claim of being a concealor that is perfect for quick touch ups and small imperfections.

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