Indulge In Beauty

Barbara Strafella

Staten Island is home to a true pioneer in the cosmetic industry. Barbara Strafella, owner and operator of I Wakeup With Makeup spa, has been in the cosmetic field since 1986. You name it, Barbara can do it. She is a NYS Licensed Cosmetologist & Esthetician, a Certified laser technician, medical tattoo artist, medical esthetician, […]

Do You Detox?

You aren’t on any special program, you are definitely not drinking a lemon cayenne and syrup picture and you are not by any means starving yourself with a liquid diet so you are not detoxing or are you? Do you drink water, eat vegetables and fruit, sleep and urinate each day? Are you surprised to […]

Indulge… Then Eliminate The Bulge

The holiday season… friends, family and the food! You try to be good, show restraint, but it’s overwhelming. It seems harder and harder to eliminate the bulges that appear even after minor indiscretions. Working out and dieting helps, but they don’t target the speci c problem areas. Now there is help. Staten Island Plastic Surgeon, […]

Best Kept Secret

Staten Island’s The Secret Garden Eco-Salon and Spa offers customers a glimpse of their true inner beauty by emphasizing outside transformation through the doorways of style and confidence. Innovation – it is the consequence of change and a step towards reinvention. When Vivian Pisano opened the doors to Staten Island’s very first eco-friendly salon and […]

Permontblanc Legend Fragrance Gets a Makeover

Writing instruments and calligraphy lie at the heart of Montblanc’s DNA. These elements were a source of inspiration for the design of a new limited edition fragrance called Montblanc Legend Calligraphy. For the special edition, the Montblanc label chose to decorate the bottle of its iconic men’s fragrance with a cursive English-style typography, drawn in […]

Tom Ford Noir Fragrance

Tom Ford Noir is described as an urbane, re ned and sensuous scent with an oriental twist that mirrors the dual facets of the designer’s personality. Tom Ford Noir will be the third fragrance for men in the brand’s Signature collection, after 2007′s Tom Ford for Men and 2009′s Grey Vetiver. The notes include Italian […]

Hollywood Glamour

The Italian fashion house, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, is playing the chic glamour card with its makeup line for the end-of-year holidays. The aim is a sophisticated allure, reminiscent of the legendary names of 1930s and 1940s cinema. Marlene Dietrich, Jean Harlow and Rita Hayworth: these Hollywood icons of the 1930s […]

Formulating With Oats

The oat (Avena sativa), is a species of cereal grain grown for its seed, also called oat(s). While oats are suitable for human consumption as oatmeal or in baked goods, one of the most common uses is as livestock feed. The oldest oat grains were found in Egypt about 2000 BC. Oats were introduced to […]

Chanel Launching New No. 5 Bath Products

Chanel has released a range of bath products based on its iconic No. 5 fragrance. The French luxury brand will launch No. 5 foaming bath, cleansing cream and bath soap. Launched in 1921 by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, the iconic perfume is already available in a range of different body products, including lotions, a body milk, […]

Rise and Shine

While cold temperatures make layering your clothing to elegant effect a challenge, the warmer months bear a layering quandary of their own. How to incorporate sunscreen into your morning beauty routine MOISTURIZE Cleansed and moisturized skin is always a must before sunscreen, Another factor to consider is weight: When layering products, try to keep them […]