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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Beauty is ... Vacation!

Beauty is ... Vacation!

Ciao bella,

Once in a while, I’ll stray from Cosmetics and the best one of the day.

I want to take you on a vacation journey! There is so much beauty in this journey beyond the visual aspects.

In September my husband David and I vacationed as we do every year (for me over 40 years) in Provincetown, Cape Cod. We stayed at our favorite hotel The Crown and Anchor.

Upon our arrival, I remember dropping my purse and walking straight out to our private deck overlooking Cape Cod Bay. Our quarters had more than a room with a view! For starters, we had an electric fireplace, which warmed us up on one rainy afternoon. Watching the blaze made me remember that winter was well on its way.

Cocktails were in order!

Our private deck occupied with a table and chairs looked out over Cape Cod Bay. Watching the tide going in and out was mesmerizing and reminded me of my mindfulness.

I would leave the door open at night and the smell of the salty, sea air fi lled my lungs with a medicinal quality. The sounds of the splashing ripples were like a song. Waking every morning from it, I felt healthy and energized.

I adore "people watching." So, I would fi nd a comfortable spot on Commercial Street and watch and talk with people. Interacting with their lives gave me a warm feeling. I love people. I even scored a few phone numbers. For me it's an uplifting experience to share stories of our wars and loves.

The different foods that have become our favorite in Provincetown were savored delectably. From our Spiritus Pizza party on our deck to dinner at Karoo (So. African fare) in Eastham a few towns away from P-town. Since our trip to Cape Town, South Africa, we like finding the cultural cuisine.

We also connected with old friends and thoroughly enjoyed their company. Reminiscing on the past year and what's ahead.

Arriving in Provincetown is like no other entry I've experienced. The small little huts on the left side greet you with sand dunes and beach grass on your right. The sand dunes are pyramid like and it is forbidden to climb up or down them. A youthful habit I'll always remember doing for the thrill of it all!

So far, I have hit on the beauty of our five senses! Never take them for granted. Next time when you're on Vacation, stop and grasp the beauty!

Buona Giornata and God Bless the USA!

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull


Read prior weeks' "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 mary@mary4nails.com.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Face Masks ... Once a Week!

Face Masks ... Once a Week!

Ciao bella,

I've always enjoyed a nice Face Mask. From Queen Helene (the green clay one) to a home made one made of whipped egg whites. The benefits are remarkable as long as you have the patience. I can even remember the Thanksgiving when my husband David, Dad and I were invited to a Thanksgiving feast for 40 people to a friend's castle in Ashland for the afternoon. I told the fellows we must all do a Blueberry Face Mask to feel and look great. We all laughed out loud with our blue colored faces! Our skin felt divine afterwards. Between the Blueberry Face Mask and all the laughter it was exhilarating!

There are many different kinds of Face Masks depending on skin type. Here are some tips to help you chose:

1) Clay -- is number one to help us reduce shine and for absorbing excess oil.

2) Green Tea Mask -- helps protect skin from pollutants, sun, and free radical damage.

3) Alpha Hydroxy Mask -- minimizes signs of aging while removing dead skin cells for a glowing complexion.

4) Benzoyl Peroxide Mask -- kills bacteria, clears up acne and prevents future breakouts.

5) Hyaluronic Acid Mask -- plumps skin cells acting like a sponge that absorbs water 1,000 times it's weight. Great for dry skin.

6) Charcoal Mask -- like a vacuum for your face. Rids it of dirt, impurities, oil, and makeup.

7) Vitamin C Mask -- for a more even skin tone and to brighten up a dull complexion.

Hope you enjoyed all these tips on how to choose the best Face Mask for you! So my Glamazons ... now go out and get Masked!!

Buona Giornata and God Bless the USA!

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull


Read prior weeks' "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 mary@mary4nails.com.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Micellar Water ... You Should Be Using It!

Micellar Water ... You Should Be Using It!

Ciao bella,

Popular for decades in France, Micellar Water was developed because the Parisian water was considered to be harsh on the skin. The negative effects on the skin included dryness and blemishes. Skin experts got together and voila ... Micellar Water was formulated!

Use by Holding and Pressing with a cotton pad into skin ... do not rub or scrub.

Micellar Water is a system of 'micelles," which are tiny balls of cleansing oil molecules suspended in soft water. The "micelles" react to picking up oil, dirt, and impurities in the skin without leaving your face dry. Also moisturizing!

You can find Micellar Water now here in USA just about everywhere. It has been a remarkable discovery in the facial cleansing industry. Integrating a unique technology that is by far steps of progress in the Beauty world.

Micellar Water is kind to all skin types. Pick out the one for your particular skin type. My experience using Micellar Water is that I'll use it to only remove face makeup after I’ve already removed my eye makeup (mascara, eyeliner, and shadow) with a Gentle Eye make-up remover. Press on, hold MW, and do not rub. Then I cleanse my skin with a mild cleanser. Patting dry. Naturally, applying my eye cream, serum and, moisturizer.

I find for myself that not all Micellar Waters remove mascara, especially waterproof. I also feel that the work of a cotton pad just doesn’t thoroughly cleanse. One exception is if it's one of those late party nights and that's all you have time for, it'll have to do!

Also for a busy morning to cut down my routine I'll use only Micellar Water to cleanse. You can also fi nd towelettes for travel to make your trip easier!

Happy Cleansing from me to you my Glamazons!

Buona Giornata and God Bless the USA!

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull


Read prior weeks' "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 mary@mary4nails.com.

Monday, August 6, 2018

CBD ... in your Beauty Products!

CBD ... in your Beauty Products!

Ciao bella,

Relax and chill out with a Cannabidiol ingredient! With the legalization of recreational Marijuana in many states and other states relaxing its other restrictions on the once-illicit Cannabis, the plant has gained a new fan base in the Beauty product industry.

CBD products are derived from a low grade hemp plant without THC, so you won’t experience getting high. The benefit is more of a calming element and pain relief.

You can find Beauty products infused with CBD from ointments, to balms, bath bombs, and gummies, etc. They help to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and heal skin maladies such as psoriasis and acne. Also fights signs of aging. Cannabis infused products are known for its power of antioxidants in protecting our skin from free radicals.

I have found a Sea Salt Body Scrub with CBD that made my skin feel fresh and polished while exfoliating old skin.

The gummies that are available give you a relaxed feeling of euphoria! Making calmer sense in our day is a welcoming factor.

There is a CBD ointment that is a natural topical pain relief that seemed to help my back ache. Also for pain relief is a cream with natural coconut oil to soothe and soften.

In California they have developed a nail salon brand. The Canna-Cure manicure and pedicure services offer their clients a relaxing, pampering, therapeutic experience that helps to relieve aches and pains. The service includes a CBD Bath Bomb soak, a CBD hand and foot scrub, a massage with a Pain Relief lotion and a CBD chocolate! Talk about relaxation ... I can use one right about now!

So my Glamazons ... hope you found this column informative, so go out and find the benefits of CBD!

Buona Giornata and God Bless the USA!

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull


Read prior weeks' "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 mary@mary4nails.com.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Is Your Summer 2018 Pool/Beach Bag Ready?

Is Your Summer 2018 Pool/Beach Bag Ready?

Ciao bella,

It's that time of year again when we start to cherish the next few short months.

David is getting ready to open our Pool Side Cabana. The piles for "fun in the sun" necessities are taking over our apartment! This year we also invested in a mini air conditioner in a 1960s mint green! The shower/changing room can get a bit warm. Oh, the comforts of home!

I'm getting my pool bag ready. Now there are so many fabulous bags to choose from that I found it hard to pick one. I think I'll go with an old standby. Plenty of inside pockets with one on the outside.

So, what you take inside is very important for a relaxed and safe day:

1) Sunscreen — start off with an SPF 30 and limit exposure, re-apply after swimming, follow manufacturer's instructions carefully.

2) Water — stay hydrated throughout the day. Pop a water bottle in the freezer so it will stay cold for a longer time at your sun spot.

3) Hat — good protection from sun rays and makes a fashion statement. I also wear a turban to protect my locks.

4) Sunglasses — eyes are important to take care of while in the sun. In fact the sun is strongest in summer months. Pick out a few fun pairs and show them off!

5) Lip Sunscreen — before you hit outdoors, exfoliate your pout, apply lip color, then sunscreen for lips.

6) Cover-up — when you’ve had enough sun, use a nice opaque cover-up.

7) Mat/Towel — absorbs sweat and wet bathing suits.

8) Brush/Comb — for your hair to refresh the do!

9) Insect Repellant — it's not necessary at the pool ... in fact I’ve yet to see a mosquito at the pool! However, the beach is another story ... so for you Beach Bums to keep clear of green flies, and no-seeums, don't forget your Deet! (Safe to use) 10) Pack of tissues/handkerchief/wet ones — to freshen up!

So my Glamazons that’s the list for this year. See you at the water.

Buona Giornata and God Bless the USA!

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull


Read prior weeks' "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 mary@mary4nails.com.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Exfoliate, Brighten, Detoxify Now!

Exfoliate, Brighten, Detoxify Now!

Ciao bella,

I've had some positive responses from my columns on do-it-yourself, at-home facial care. The recipes are all easy and natural. You know exactly what you're putting on your skin! So while you're out shopping for your meals, shop for your face, too.

I remember my first at-home facial mask. You whipped up two egg whites and slathered on the white cream, waiting for it to dry. Afterwards, I would rinse with tepid water. Pat dry ... felt like baby skin! So soft and smooth!

So grab a friend or your daughter and make it a Spa Treat with these recipes to Exfoliate, Brighten, and Detoxify Now!

Flaky skin: Mix together 1 Tbsp oats, 1/2 tsp fi ne salt, 1 tsp milk powder, and 2 drops of olive oil (tried and true olive oil). Use a circular motion when applying on damp skin for a couple of minutes, then wash off.

Brighten skin: Crush 3 of each, raspberries, and blueberries, 1/2 tsp lemon juice, and 1 tsp fi ne brown sugar. Rub onto face, then rinse. The fruit enzymes and sugar smooth and brighten skin.

Detoxify: Make a paste of 1 Tbsp baking soda and 1 Tbsp water. By scrubbing your damp face for a couple of minutes with this concentrated mixture, you will be cleaning your pores and minimizing them.

Mask: Look for a honey-based mask to moisturize. Keep on for 10 minutes, then rinse with tepid water. I've also just applied honey from the pantry; leave on for 10 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.

So my Glamazons, get busy and feel great!

Buona Giornata and God Bless the USA!

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull


Read prior weeks' "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 mary@mary4nails.com.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Face Cleanser -- Not One Brand is for All!

Face Cleanser -- Not One Brand is for All!

Ciao bella,

I feel like winter and spring are good seasons to deep cleanse your face. It's before summer, when oily sun tan oil, pore clogging SPF sunscreens, and self-tanners are applied every day. All that matters to me is not fading my tan! So here are some professional suggestions to keep your complexion clear and clean.

To deep clean an oily T-zone with a cleanser, use one that contains Baking Powder; it will clean deep and soften parched patches.

Cleanse with a gel for acneprone skin -- a Salicylic Acid cleanser will fight pore-clogging oil and bacteria, not drying out your skin.

Use a Rose Water cleanser that will soothe and reverse redness. My Kosmea has one that is non-foaming and gentle for irritated skin.

I also suggest for Dryness a cleanser with Coconut Oil. The Coconut Oil is a mild moisturizer, banishing parched skin.

Exfoliate and refine your skin with a clay cleanser. Purifying clay with minerals brightens your skin.

Hope this list helps my Glamazons to stay clean and clear

Buona Giornata and God Bless the USA!

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull


Read prior weeks' "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 mary@mary4nails.com.