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Thursday, August 3, 2017

It’s a Frosty Summer!

It’s a Frosty Summer!

Ciao bella,

Everywhere I look, it's Frosted and Glittering make-up! From Lipstick to Eye shadow to Face powder. Here are some tried and true Frosted products!

I know it’s always been around, this Frost, however, more now than ever before. Starting with "LipSense," an amazing Lip Color that stays on and on until you have to remove it! Opal and Pearl are two lovely Frosty colors. All kits come with remover or order separately from ... Judy ... Distributor #310137.

Shellac ... the nail color you cure professionally has come out with a divine New color that glistens in the light, called "Safety Pin!"

I've seen Frosted and Glittering Eyeliner from "Pat McGrath Labs." The Gold and Bronze liners are out of this world. As soon as a batch is made... it's sold out! All their products come packaged in a clear-sided pouch with one side Gold and filled with Gold sequins. Hard to come by!

Charlotte Tilsbury is a wonderful make-up line. Very classy and a well-made product. I bought a marvelous Frosty Powder "Skin Gliding Highlighter" that brings out the smoothness of any complexion. I'd almost say it's an illusion-type look! It defies fine lines. Amazing!

Then there are other Highlighters called "Haloscope" from Glossier ... coming in 3 shades. The newest one is Moonstone ... a white frost, great on brow line. Topaz ... I use as a blush and blend in with a brush. Then there's Quartz ... a wonderful highlighter for temples, Cupid's bow, and De Colletage! Always blend!

Cailyn has a Rose Gold "Just Mineral Eye Polish" that’s quite different from the same old colors!

Also in a Rose Gold is a product from tarte ... tarteist Pro...a double-sided eyeliner with one side a Glitter Rose Gold and the other side a Frosted Rose Gold!! Night and day!

jane iredale "Skin Care Makeup" ... has out a Frosty eyeshadow/primer called Smooth Affair that I have in a creamy Lemon ... I just adore it. Smooth and easy to apply! Great for Brow Line.

Bobbi Brown has out an "Illuminating Powder" in Nude Finish ... works great over make-up or alone. Always apply with a brush!

So from experience, these are some of my fave brands and colors. So get in a Frosty mood and get Frosted this summer!

Buona Giornata.

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull

Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Looking to get Beautiful Skin? It’s not in Your Cosmetics Purse!

Ciao Bella,

A Healthy and Beautiful Bounty from Pasquale!
Right here in our Boston’s North End is a Saturday-only Farm Stand with all the delicious and fresh, Fruits and Veggies for Beautiful Skin! Every Saturday you’ll find Pasquale outside of his Farm Stand at the corner of Salem and Cooper.

You can find some wonderful Farm Grown vegetables and fruits from Pasquale’s Family Farm. For generations, Pasquale’s family has supplied North Enders with the freshest bounty!

Eggplant has many nutritional benefits inside your body and out. It is rich in water, keeping your skin moist and hydrated. When included in your diet, Eggplant significantly helps you maintain shiny, glowing, smooth skin

Garlic is a natural remedy for blemishes and acne. It has antioxidants that kill bacteria. Rub a sliced clove on your pimple as an effective topical treatment.

Vitamin C is great for the immune system and radiant skin. Look for blueberries, broccoli, oranges, strawberries and sweet potatoes.

Also rich in antioxidants are Tomatoes. They contain Lycopene, which acts as a sunscreen from within and also has anti-aging properties. Gives skin a boost for a fresh glow.

Lemons are also loaded with Vitamin C, which is needed for the synthesis of collegen.

Carrots are high in beta carotene, converted by the body to Vitamin A. Fights wrinkles and improves skin. Spinach, kale, dandelion greens, and asparagus are also rich in Vitamin K, iron and Vitamin A, aiding in circulation, carrying vital oxygen. Vitamin K prevents varicose veins.

Corn promotes radiant skin with its host of vital minerals and vitamins; sweet corn is a must in your diet. Also boosts cell production. Beneficial in slowing the aging process. Apple peel contains quercetin, which is an antioxidant, providing protection against sun damage.

Citrus also fights inflammation, and is also a good source of Vitamin C.

Strawberries may lower risk of skin cancer.

Peppers contain more Vitamin C than an orange. Full of antioxidants, the spicier ones are loaded with capsaicin, which improves circulation and promotes the release of toxins from the skin.

Grapes, known as “queen of fruits,” are full of photochemicals that have been found to have anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-microbial and anti-cancer activity. Healthy is Beautiful!

Apricots have a wide range of benefits. Containing a healthy dose of Vitamin C, its antioxidants protect the skin from the effects of free radicals, which can cause premature aging and skin deterioration.

Also, my family cooked Escarole and Dandelion. Gotta love those greens. My Mom would always say “drink the juice!” She had the most beautiful skin of us all.

So now my Beauties, go out and visit Pasquale next Saturday and feed your face!

--Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull

Read prior week’s “All That Zazz” columns at www.allthatzazz. com. Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or

Friday, June 23, 2017

What's in Your Beach/Pool Bag? Summer 2017

What's in Your Beach/Pool Bag? Summer 2017

Ciao bella,

Well it’s that TIME of the year again gals!! Finally the fun weather is here! Every summer I put this list together to help you with your summer essentials when you are away from home at the water. First, invest in a sun hat! Some already have an SPF of 30/50 in the material! So let’s get it together from the most important stuff down!

First of all, Sun Protection-30 SPF or higher for faces only. Then a 30 SPF or higher for body preferably “water resistant.” You still must reapply! Follow directions thoroughly! Don’t forget your lip protection! Mine is a “pink” zinc ointment—Very colorful.

Sunglasses-can’t choose this year from my vintage collection! I did find stylish “sun” bifocals for reading!

A bottle of water to hydrate through the day. Put bottle of water in freezer the night before so it will stay cold for your sipping pleasure!

A nice big fluffy towel—nothing like it to lie on/dry off!

A cover-up when you feel enough SUN or that chill you get when you leave the water. I just ordered 2 fashionable turbans for hair protection when I’m hanging in the pool. And since you never know who you will meet in the water, a comb/brush to refresh the coif. Goody has put out a “Spin Pin” to whip up a quick chignon!

An energy bar for a quick pick-me-up snack or some nuts and fruit.

A fav magazine or book when you’re tired of “people watching.”

I always like to carry a spritz bottle with rose water for a quick cool-off! Evian also works well!

Hand sanitizer always comes in handy. The towelettes are so convenient.

This is what’s in my bag-hope it's in yours! Enjoy these beautiful summer days!

Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America!

--Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull

Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or

Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Delectable Strawberry!

The Delectable Strawberry!

Ciao bella,

It's that time of year again ... Strawberry Season!

So while you’re munching on this amazing little fruit, keep in mind its antioxidant-rich properties and indulge in a Strawberry Facial. For Natural Beauty enthusiasts, Strawberries carry skin-smoothing vitamins A and C, and contain alpha-hydroxy acid that will brighten your skin. So treat your complexion to these soothing Strawberry remedies!

This Strawberry Cleanser will give you a summer glow; In a blender mix 6 fresh Strawberries, 2 Tbs. Almond oil, and 3 Tbs. Witch Hazel. On damp skin, massage into your face, rinse with warm water, and pat dry. You’ll feel and see the difference after one application.

Strawberry Toner; Steep overnight 1/3 cup fresh Strawberry Leaves, and 1/4 cup Cider Vinegar. After straining liquid, add 1/4 cup Rose Water. Pat onto skin with a cotton square. Strawberry Leaves have as much vitamin C as oranges! Vitamin C helps to fi rm your skin. The Rose Water helps to sooth and heal infl ammation, especially UV damage from sun exposure which causes premature aging.

Strawberry Face Mask; 1/2 cup fresh Strawberries, 2 tsp. Honey, and 1 Egg white. Mix in a blender, smooth over a clean, dry complexion ... leave on for 15 minutes, and rinse well with cool water. The Strawberries contain salicylic acid, a natural cleanser and exfoliant. The Honey is a soothing and antibacterial carrier. The Egg makes for a balanced complexion! This mask is amazing; you can see and feel the difference immediately.

So all my Glamazons ... enjoy the month of June with its season's best: "The Strawberry."

Buona Giornata.

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull

Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Coconut — It may have a rough exterior, however, don't let it fool you; the inside is filled with a soft milky flesh filled with skin nourishing agents!

The Coconut — It may have a rough exterior, however, don't let it fool you; the inside is filled with a soft milky flesh filled with skin nourishing agents!

Ciao bella,

I adore Coconut! I remember when Mom would purchase one and Dad would go out to the garage with his hammer and nail. All the delicious Coconut milk would drip down our chins. Opening up the hard outside shell, we waited for the soft white flesh that crunched in our teeth. That's my childhood memory of The Coconut. The Coconut now has become a pantry staple and daily skin regimen.

The Coconut is a tropical gem that has been around since prehistoric times. People used it for its Coconut water, meat, and oil. Lately it's been all the buzz. The skin-saving properties have been known to treat very dry skin with ultimate success. The healthy fats are the source of the hydrating properties. You can find Coconut Oil in every skin care product; shampoo, conditioner, body lotions, and complexion care. The Coconut, packed with substantial vitamin and nutrient, has also conquered the anti-aging dilemma as a Fountain of Youth! Considering its antioxidants, claims of slowing the anti-aging process have been proven.

Here are a few fun facts on The Coconut:

During WWII, Coconut water was used as a workable shortterm substitute for human blood plasma, used in emergency transfusions!

India, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines are the three biggest Coconut producing countries.

Over 20 billion Coconuts are grown and harvested every year.

So everyone ... now is the time to get up close and personal with The Coconut!

Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe Memorial Weekend! Remember our brave soldiers who fought and died.

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull

Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or

Monday, May 1, 2017

Want to look Younger? Fill out your Eyebrows!

Want to look Younger? Fill out your Eyebrows!

Ciao bella,

information in the beauty world, just to share it with all my readers!

Eyebrows! Again! You may say, however, with careful study, there is a way to look years younger! Full Brows bring balance and proportion to your eyes and face. So be bold and fill out your Brows. No hard Brow pencils, please. With a good shape of a Brow, only lipstick is needed for a next to perfect look!

As we age, our Brows get thin. Overplucking, over-waxing and “thin used to be in,” are the culprits behind our now thinned-out Brows. Thin Brows can make us look older. However, fullness is universally youthful. Remember in your youth when your Brows were untouched and natural? The youthful unspoiled Brow reigned supreme! There is a solution to regain some Brow power back. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a magic potion or growth serum that will grow those beauties back in. So, once again, we turn to our professionals. Your fave beauty counter/consultant can help you with shape and products. And, of course, there are cosmetics over the counter to help build a nice arch and fi ll in your Brows for a more youthful look. I’ve been experimenting with different Brow products and Brow shapes on me and other gals. There is no doubt a difference in the look you can achieve with a few strokes of an Eyebrow Mascara. Just because your Brows have thinned out, you don’t have to follow that line.

Recently I sent away for an Eyebrow Stamp, two shapes, one color. I’ll give an update when I receive it! The before and after photos were amazing!

So my friends and Glam gals, take my advice and get your Brow on!

Buona Pasqua!

Friday, April 14, 2017

LipSense-Staying Power for 12 Hours!

LipSense-Staying Power for 12 Hours!

Ciao bella,

Get ready all of you lipstick Glamazons! This product sold by distributors is quite amazing. As all of you may know I've found different "lip stains" through the years. However, LipSense is the latest and a truly innovative lipstick that stays on your lips, not your tea cup, not on your guy's collar for hours!! It's 100 percent guaranteed.

My High School friend Judy is a distributor and she's been talking about this "Lip Stain" for days. She has a clientele that says rave reviews! I asked her to send me a red shade. You all know me and my Jungle Red. Love it bright and pretty! Of course LipSense comes in almost 100 colors that can be mixed and matched! More fun! LipSense's Glossy Gloss that goes over your color is fantastic and stays on by sinking into the color!

This revolutionary company takes it's product formulations seriously. No Animal Testing No animal by-products ( use of alternative sources) All products formulated with FDA approved ingredients Made in U.S. with strict quality control LipSense contains no wax or lead

They are products that help rather than harm your skin.

You don't have to be a Lipstick Queen to appreciate this marvelous product. It comes in handy for a special occasion. A wedding, anniversary, party, celebration of life or anytime to stay looking great! To feel and look great is empowering! Lipstick will do that!

My first experience with LipSense was on a work day. Up early, washed and moisturized. I used an Exfoliating Treatment on my lips; 1/2 teaspoon honey, 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil and 1 teaspoon sugar. Mix together and gently rub on lips. Rinse with warm water, making sure lips are dry and clean.

LUSH also carries some flavorful, fab lip scrubs!

Then just a few one way strokes with my new Red and applied LipSense Glossy Gloss. (There is also a Matte one) Using their Glossy Gloss cures the lip color. It penetrates the permeable surface of the color to hydrate your lip tissue! Made of Shea Butter and Vitamin E, the longer you use LipSense the healthier your lips will be! Then throughout the day, proceeded to have breakfast, a lunch drink with straw and for supper a 3 course dinner. Never had to touch up my lips, not even a gloss touchup! No way! Not necessary !

My LipSense was still on and bright until I came home and removed it!!

So find Judy at -- Distributor #310137 ...and feel empowered!

I would also like to wish my colleagues and fans of The Post Gazette Buona Pasqua!

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull

Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or