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Saturday, November 30, 2013

BEAUTY IS EVERYWHERE!

BEAUTY IS EVERYWHERE!

Ciao bella,

Dollhouse Fondue in a Small World!
Where is the Beauty in your life? This column reflects on the aspects of where Beauty lies. It's a testament of appreciation of where Beauty can be found.

Beauty is a crisp fall day and smelling the harvest of leaves.

Beauty is love wherever you can find it.

Beauty is memories of a happy childhood and la familia!

Beauty is kissing and a hug.

Beauty is a best friend who is there for the tears and laughter.

Beauty is celebrating life and health toasting with a glass of Champagne.

Beauty is a stunning pair of earrings.

Beauty is a fabulous meal and being able to share it with special people or maybe new friends you just met.

Beauty is home. There is no place like it.

Beauty is Boston Strong and the Red Sox winning the World Series 3 times in a decade.

Beauty is my dollhouse/a hobby you adore and pour your heart and soul into it.

Beauty is a merry-go-round and you never want to get off.

Beauty is God and believing in prayer.

Beauty is Christmas, holidays, birthdays and presents.

Beauty is freedom.

Beauty is The West End Museum.

Beauty is Italy and being Italian.

Beauty is never taking for granted a little bit of joy.

Beauty is traveling and seeing how other cultures live.

Beauty is breakfast at Caffe Pompei and shopping in the North End.

Where is the beauty in your life?

Hope you found some here.

Happy Thanksgiving to all a blessed bounty!

Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America!

--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.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Bountiful Blessings!

Wishing all a very healthy, happy and safe Thanksgiving! Cheers, Mary For Nails Kosmea Consultant

Sunday, November 17, 2013

BERLIN BEAUTY!

BERLIN BEAUTY!

Ciao bella,

Just as I descended from the taxi, coming in from Berlin's airport to check in at our hotel, I knew I was going to love this place. Walking toward me was an elderly lady stylishly dressed in black with bold gold jewelry everywhere you could possibly wear it. The gold was stunning and she wore it well. She gave me a big smile, nodded her head and went on her shimmering way! I hope I could only run into her again so we may exchange a few words, "Guten Tag" would suffice. However there's me in 20 years! When you see yourself in someone else it has to be a good omen!

Can you believe there is a huge store in Berlin that carries only NIVEA products? Remember NIVEA hand cream? Picture a whole line of everything NIVEA! NIVEA massages were offered as well!

Walking down our street, Friedrichstra├če, while window shopping, we came across one of my fav hand-made cosmetic lines -- LUSH! I happen to be with two new Berliner friends, Maria and Christa, who knew it well! In fact we could smell the fragrance of LUSH at least a block away. Along with my LUSH photo visits now are Hong Kong, Rome, Berlin, and, of course, Boston and Cambridge in USA.

This city gave me a unique sense of Beauty in a historical sense. It was a city of glory with its zillions of magnificent palaces! Colossal and ancient Greek and Roman statues stared me down! Even the statue of Frederick The Great upon his galloping horse seemed to be in command and no one was going to defeat him in any sense of the word. This city was leveled to the ground in World War II and rose up out of the ashes bigger, better, integrating what was left of the old with the new and modern! A city with a determined energy! It has worked in my eyes giving strength and determination a powerful meaning. In another time I could live here. I admire the tenacity and imagination Berlin has held tightly in its grip. I would love to watch this city grow and become just more and more of what it has become today. A Heroine of stamina, the empowering Nike, golden Goddess of Victory, with her four horses and chariot perches on top of the looming Brandenburg Gate and conquered 25 years of a divided city with courage and strength -- we will not be defeated! Beauty lies in strength overcoming adversity and winning graciously.

Travel and discover a world of Beauty for it is out there to nourish your soul.

Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America!

--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, November 11, 2013

Beauty School-those were the days!

Beauty School-those were the days!

Ciao bella,

Upon graduating from High School I never really yearned to attend college. My Mom, in a most endearing way, had already prepped me to follow her lead and Nana's lead as well -- cosmetology was the profession that suited my family well. It was a prestigious profession. It put money in their hands during the Depression. It built their homes and businesses and sent them to Florida every winter. Nana even worked for a Mr. Valdez in the 40s and 50s in St. Petersburg, taking Mom and the family along. There are 8 mm films with my Mom and Nana going to work under the palm trees with their white uniforms. While Dad was filming my hand remained in my Nano's hand. For 5 years old it was a time I remember well

So started the indoctrination at a young age that Beauty Culture would be my future. I attended M. Fazio Beauty School when I turned 18. Mary Fazio the owner was quite a lady. She was statuesque and always had a smile. I never remember her being angry or upset. My Mom was also taught Cosmetology by her and the instructors became Mom's friends. That was not always in my favor as I had many eyes on me to do well. The final residence of the school was on Essex Street in Lawrence -- The Fifth Avenue of Lawrence at one time. Political destruction was its ruin.

I learned my future there at Fazio's. However it also became "party central"! I met wonderful lifetime friends who established the career woman I would become! So many boys who wanted and became master hair stylists were all my friends. They would dress me up and take me out. They fixed my hair and at one point in time decorated my apartment! They hooked up my stereo speakers and fixed the antenna on an old TV. Ah -- what was life without these dancing partners. And dancing we did, every chance we could get! It was a gay and happy life!

Mom became proud that I had accomplished graduating, and in time owned my own Natural Nailcare salon for 13 years.

I shall always remember the disco days dancing through Beauty School.

Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America!

--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.