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iS CLINICAL Youth Complex

This breakthrough anti-wrinkle formula is a powerful, unique blend of potent antioxidants, innovative natural hydrators. This product contains hyalauronic acid and copper tripeptide growth factor HGF. Youth Complex is designed to rapidly plump fine lines and wrinkles, promotes controlled exfoliation and is clinically proven to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.

iS CLINICAL Youth Eye Complex

A proprietary blend of antioxidant rich vitamins and botanicals including Vitamins A, C, E, B5, K and Centella Asiatica contribute to cellular integrity. Benefits include collagen synthesis and overall improved cellular (and skin) health. Youth Eye Complex is designed to lighten dark circles, reduce under eye puffiness, smooth and hydrate the delicate skin around the eye.

You can pick up iS CLINICAL products, including Youth Complex and Youth Eye Complex at
Shapiro Plastic Surgery, Paradise Valley Skin Klinic. They are located in Paradise Valley on Scottsdale Rd. and Jackrabbit. (480) 421-1701

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Read MoreJuly 29, 2010 9:50 pm - Posted by Kristy

Born out of an appreciation and dedication to classic movie lines, Muze is a lifestyle brand where movie quotes and fashion collide to bring you your new favorite shirt.

Who doesn’t know someone that speaks in movie lines? Seemingly meaningless utterances to some are timeless classics destined to echo in the annals of history for others.

The company really began on a college campus, by college friends who spent an inordinate amount of time watching the same movies. Those films became the soundtrack of their lives, and those nostalgic moments in time have been revisited virtually everywhere since – at home, in the boardroom, out to dinner, on the golf course.

A great movie line is the perfect means of personal expression. So is a great T-shirt. In 2006, those two powerful forces were fused in a design-driven brand that creates comfortable, designer clothing, combining the classics with compelling graphics on the softest cottons.

The brand promise is uncomplicated (in keeping with its personality) – Muze Connects. Muze brings together all that celebrate the movie line culture, including some of the most recognizable celebrities and athletes who apparently experienced some of the misspent youth that we did watching the same movies. They wear our shirts to make their own personal statement, from Wonderboy to Aloha, Mr. Hand – each gets the nod of approval from a knowing public when the shirt is worn, and the connection made.

Muze has begun partnering with these icons, enabling them to leverage the power of the brand for the causes they support, thereby leading the evolution of fashion with a social conscience. Philanthropy is woven into the fabric of the Muze brand, because we have a unique ability to raise money and awareness for the right cause.

To wear is human,
to give, divine

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Read MoreJuly 28, 2010 3:47 pm - Posted by Stephanie

Have you heard? The magic word in natural nails is Shellac!

Remember waiting to let your nails dry for way too long just to mess up one nail? Those days are over! CND Shellac the latest & greatest. Zero dry time, and it wont nick, chip, or smudge! Plus it’s hypo-allergenic and it doesn’t contain formaldehyde, toluene or DBP. The Shellac can be applied to nails and toe nails! This hybrid of polish & gel is getting great reviews.

Can you imagine your polish will last for 14 to 21 days, looking shiny and fresh the whole time? You just return to the salon to have the polish gel removed. The Shellac is soaked off with out harming the natural nail. Prices are a bit higher than a regular manicure & pedicure, but it’s worth the extra investment. You have 12 colors & the French look is available too. Shellac color range from deep purple to tropical coral & soft beige, but all key colors are there! Give it a try, you won’t be dissappointed!
Contact Jeannie Greenblatt @ Le Bella Salon & Medspa, 10253 N Scottsdale Rd.
You can also call 602-717-3833 to make your appointment now!

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Read MoreJuly 26, 2010 7:56 pm - Posted by Stephanie

Braids are the hottest trend in hair right now.

Braids can be seen on runway models and all the hottest celebrities.
I love these celebrity inspired braids.

Nicole Richie with boho braids in the back.

Jennifer Anniston at the Oscars with front braid.

Lauren Conrad with front headband style braid

Kim Kardashian with boho braids

Jessica Simpson

Heidi Klum

Sarah Michelle Geller

Amanda Seyfreid with a loose side braid

Fearne Cotton with a side herringbone braid

Another version of the front or bang braid

Salvage Salon, Az

Jessica Anderson at Salvage Salon does a beautiful job with boho braids. You can have Jessica braid your hair, however she also teaches her clients how to braid their own hair.
You can follow Salvage Salon on facebook or check out their new blog.
Salvage your soul: on blogspot

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Read MoreJuly 22, 2010 10:21 pm - Posted by Kristy

Pump It Up is the perfect place to hang out this summer! With the scorching hot weather it seems as though we are limited on activities, but Pop in Playtime at PUMP IT UP is for children 2-6 yrs old to play and jump around in the air conditioning! It’s available on M, W, TH from 10am-11:30am for $7.50 per child. All you need are socks and us parents can join in on the fun for free. It’s great exercise and super fun for the parents and kids!

Pump It Up also has a Jump and Art weekly camp. Check out their website for more info!

Read MoreJuly 21, 2010 3:22 pm - Posted by Stephanie

You don’t have to be a model to look like one, thanks to Arizona’s own Professional Make-up artist Heather Wilson. Heather has been a makeup artist for over 15 years, in fact you have probably already seen her work on television or in one of many magazines, including the cover of Arizona Bride Magazine.

Heather specializes in airbrush and hi-def makeup, so she can cover breakouts and imperfections and make it appear as if you didn’t have any makeup on. She has an expert understanding of the way makeup will appear in photos and on camera, which is very different than the way it looks in person.

Glancing through her impressive portfolio, you might be surprised to find out that she will do makeup on location for weddings or any event you want to look your best. You can have Heather come to your house and do your makeup for any occasion, whether you are having photo’s taken or just a night out with friends.

Look through the pages of Arizona Weddings Magazine and you will understand why she is in such demand with Brides. She has mastered the art of bringing out a woman’s natural beauty.

Most brides know they should do a trial-run with their hair before the big day, they should also do a trial-run with makeup as well. Heather meets with brides before the wedding, spending up to two hours, going over possible looks, and makeup application. Everything is then documented so that on the wedding day, makeup application takes less than an hour.

For Weddings, I recommend booking Heather for the full day. She will stay thru wedding and all photo’s, until just before the reception. So if you sweat or cry, she will be on site for touch-ups. The Bride and up to seven other people will have professional makeup application. For a larger wedding that requires makeup application for more than eight people, assistants will be on site to help for the day. ( At no additional charge!)

You can contact Heather Wilson at to book for an event and discuss pricing.
Follow Heather on Facebook or her Blog. ( click on bolded words to be sent directly to link)

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Read MoreJuly 20, 2010 6:48 pm - Posted by Kristy

With the blazing hot summer and even hotter pavement, it is very important to make sure there is the proper amount of air in our tires. On average tires lose 1-2 pounds of air each month. A tire can lose up to half of its air pressure and not appear flat. Under inflated tires are one of the causes of blow outs. Failure to maintain the correct air pressure can also result in poor gas mileage, reduce tire life, affect vehicle handling, and cause vehicle overloading. With the right amount of air pressure, your tires wear longer, save fuel, enhance handling, and prevent accidents. It is recommended to check the air pressure in your tires once a month. Discount Tire offers free air pressure checks and it only takes a few minutes, even if you did not purchase your tires from them.

It is also important to check the production date on the tire, if it is 5 years or older it should be replaced, regardless of the ware on the tread. The tread can sometimes outlast the bonding materials on the tire causing separation.

In the summer time it is also important to keep the gas tank half full because the fuel helps to cool the fuel pump. When the gas tank is less than half full, the fuel pump is no longer covered by fuel resulting in overheating therefore the vehicle shutting down. This is most prevalent but not limited to Chrysler products.

Be proactive and make sure you keep up on your vehicles’ maintenance, especially before a road trip. When traveling long distances in warm weather keep a gallon of water or coolant in your vehicle in case temperatures exceed what your car can handle. Its also a good idea to have jumper cables, a flashlight, and first aid kit in your vehicle at all times.

To find an automotive shop or to see more information please visit Garage Fly. Garage Fly has real reviews by real people for all automotive shops, to help you find a shop you can trust.

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Read MoreJuly 19, 2010 3:15 pm - Posted by Stephanie

With all the excessive heat warnings in Arizona, I felt it was important to remind everyone to watch for signs of dehydration, especially in children.

Dehydration happens when someone loses more fluid than taken in, and the total amount of water in body drops below the level need to function. Severe dehydration requires immediate medical attention. Dehydration can cause swelling in the brain, seizures, kidney failure, coma and death.

Signs of Dehydration

- Thirst
– Dry mouth
– Dark urine, decreased urine
– Fatigue, children that are less active
– No tears when crying
– Muscle weakness
– Headache, feeling dizzy, light headed or confused

Babies can become dehydrated quickly. Dehydration may be more difficult to recognize in babies, because they can not tell you they are thirsty. If a baby doesn’t produce tears they are probably dehydrated. Keep in mind that a dehydrated baby may be to weak to cry. If they have less than 6 wet diapers in 8 hours they may be dehydrated, if they haven’t had any wet diapers in 6 hours they are severely dehydrated and should be taken to the emergency room. Other signs of sever dehydration are sunken eyes, sunken fontanels ( soft spot). Avoid letting your baby get overheated and offer plenty of fluids, especially on a hot day. If you start to notice signs of mild dehydration you can give your baby an electrolyte liquid like Pedialyte. Be sure to discuss dehydration signs and treatments with your pediatrician.

Athletes need to be aware that the water requirements vary depending on the level of activity and environment. Physical activity in hot or humid weather will cause more sweating and water loss. It also takes time to become acclimated to the heat so for athletes starting practice in summer months it can take a few weeks to become acclimated to the heat. Try to avoid vigorous out door activity during the hottest part of the day.

Educate children of the signs and dangers of dehydration. Be sure to drink plenty of water before your thirsty, by the time you are thirsty you are already becoming dehydrated. If you are starting to notice signs of dehydration, rest and get out of the heat. Take in plenty of fluids including water and sports drinks with electrolytes. If symptoms are severe seek immediate medical attention.

Obviously, I am not a doctor so I recommend discussing dehydration signs and treatments with your doctor.

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Read MoreJuly 17, 2010 12:42 am - Posted by Kristy

I have had permanent makeup tattooed on my eyebrows for years now, and I love it. The question I get asked the most is, “did you shave off all your eyebrow hair?” No, I still have hair on my brows. I even wax them to maintain a clean look. I had my brows tattooed to fill in areas that were a little sparse, and give a nice shape, the same way you would use a brow pencil. The biggest difference is, it looks more natural, it doesn’t wash off, and when I wake up my brows are done!

Permanent cosmetic makeup is cosmetic tattooing elevated to the highest artistic level. Permanent make up can help give you back what time has taken away, and help to enhance your natural look. Permanent make up is not necessarily intended to replace cosmetics completely, because the color is placed “in” the skin and not on the skin, so a more natural, softer look results after the skin has healed. Permanent make up makes it possible to look better round the clock and be less self conscious. When you look better you feel better! It is a great time saver, perfect for active outdoor lifestyles, sensitive skin, and clients with contacts, glasses or difficulty applying make up.

Contemporary micropigmentation techniques are used in eyelash enhancement, the creation or enhancement of eyebrows, eyeliner, and permanent lip liner or full lip color. Also available are advanced techniques for areolar reconstruction and the application of beauty marks. Some maintenance may be needed to keep color fresh, a touch-up every year- or-so, is recommended.

Angela Justus is a Medical Esthetician and makeup artists, specializing in cosmetic tattooing. She has been working in medical esthetics in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley for over 10 years. I personally, had Angela do my cosmetic tattooing. She has a very artistic eye, and a gentle hand. She uses a topical anesthetic and a dental block when needed, so the treatment is not painful. You can schedule a treatment or consultation with Angela at Paradise Valley Skin Klinic.

Price includes a touch-up, 4 weeks after first treatment.
$500. for eyeliner, lipliner, and brows. – Maintenance touch-up $100.
$750. for full lips – Maintenance touch-up $250

Paradise Valley Skin Klinic
Call to schedule a treatment or consultation. 480 421-1701

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Read MoreJuly 13, 2010 1:18 pm - Posted by Kristy

My teenage son actually asked me to buy him Proactive to treat his breakouts. I almost, fell over. I reminded him of my profession and pointed out that I have access to the best skin care products available. Why did he want Proactive? Marketing: with endorsements like P-Diddy and Jessica Simpson, it’s no surprise that people would be influenced to try it. So, I asked him if he would rather use a medical product that was dispensed by a physician or something sold in a vending machine in the mall. For a teenager that is better reasoning than any scientific explanation.

Obagi Clenziderm M.D. is a 3- step physician dispensed acne treatment. Step #1 is a Foaming cleanser with 2% salicylic acid, to remove excess sebum and cleans skin. Step #2 is Pore Therapy with 2% salicylic acid to help unclog pores, and menthol to remove surface bacteria. Step #3 Serum gel is a 5% solubilized benzoyl peroxide to reduce P. acne bacteria.

Obagi Clenziderm M.D. is unique because it is the only prescription strength acne treatment that contains a patented solubilized form of 5% benzoyl peroxide BPO, to penetrate deep into follicle and treat acne deep where it start. The BPO in the Clenziderm M.D. system is in a liquid form with macro-sized BPO crystals size that is one tenth the size of other BPO products. Average size of BPO crystals are larger than the size of the skin follicle, so they sit on skins surface.

Clenziderm M.D. Before and After 4 weeks

It is important to see a physician or medical esthetician to set up a treatment protocol. For some patients additional products and treatments may be recommended to enhance results. There are also skin care products,medications and treatments that can be contraindicated with this acne therapy. As with any skin treatment, compliance is key. You can schedule a free consultation at Paradise Valley Skin Klinic, Shapiro Plastic

Paradise Valley Skin Klinic offers a wide variety acne treatments and carries Obagi Products .
Call to schedule a treatment or consultation. 480 421-1701

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Read MoreJuly 12, 2010 11:26 am - Posted by Kristy