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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.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Beauty of Comedy, Presenting The Calamari Sisters!

The Beauty of Comedy, Presenting The Calamari Sisters!

Ciao bella,

Ever notice that after a good belly laugh you feel so great afterwards? I'm sure you've heard that saying "Laughter is the best medicine!" Equally apt is the marriage of merriment and mangia -- Holy Moly We Love Ravioi -- "Cooking With The Calamari Sisters!"

This unique duo from Brooklyn, N.Y. is bringing to Boston their hilarious tricks of the trade of singing, dancing and cooking! Enjoy their family recipes while you tap to the Italian tunes of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima, and Rosemary Clooney.

You've never experienced a show like this! Delphine and Carmela Calamari will have you rolling on the floor with their unique flavor of comedy! Their deep rooted Italian family ties are brought on stage...no holds barred! These larger than life loud ladies with a wild wardrobe are to be seen and heard! This show is their latest installment in fun and saucy laughter!

Along with their La Familia recipes comes experience of being Independent Consultants with Pampered Chef. You'll be starving for pasta after you see this show. So get your Brioschi (sodium bicarbonate) ready for an overindulgent night of laughter, food and music.

Catch the show...Cooking With The Calamari Sisters is playing at The Regent Theatre in Arlington. Running time is April 12th-May 21st.

Laughter is good for the soul and promotes a Beautiful feeling of well being! So laugh out loud and enjoy the show!

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, March 9, 2018

RADIANT SKIN CARE Vocabulary Lesson 1

RADIANT SKIN CARE Vocabulary Lesson 1

Ciao bella,

Are we all trying to look as young as we can? I hope so! There are product ingredients out there that we don’t understand; products and ingredients to make your skin look the best that it can. Here are some explanations of these marv treasures!

RETINOL -- treats fine lines and wrinkles. A Vitamin A derivative, it stimulates collagen with its own exfoliating process softening wrinkles. Use sparingly and not with Alpha Hydroxy Acids or more Vitamin A. Ease into treatment with Retinol. Use only a pea size drop on clean, dry, skin.

NIACINAMIDE -- corrects sallow skin, large pores, dullness. Vitamin B3 helps cells energize and repair themselves. It promotes collagen, producing radiant skin. Also know to reduce pre-cancers. Does produce luminous skin. Do not use if you are already using a Retinol or Alpha Hydroxy Acid product.

CHARCOAL -- treats oily and acne prone skin. A face mask will act as a sponge sweeping away excess oils. Good on most skin types. Use once or twice a week. Immediate results!

BISABOLOL AND COLLOIDAL SULFUR -- treats sensitive skin. Calms redness and symptoms of rosacea. Contains anti-irritant, anti-infl ammatory and antimicrobial properties. High in panthenol promotes healing. If you have sensitive skin use as few products as possible.

These are very important words in our Glamazon vocabulary! Each and every one of these ingredients has been identified as miracle skin chargers!

Try one today and experience a difference of glowing skin. If you're already using one ... Bravo to you!

Use all products as directed by manufacturer. As you all know I have been in the Beauty Business my whole life. If you have any questions or need Beauty advice, don't hesitate to call or email please

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.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Dry Brushing

Dry Brushing

Ciao bella,

Brushing your hair and brushing your teeth are a necessary part of health and beauty care every day.

However, what about the benefits of Dry Brushing your skin every day?

The Ancient Chinese were popular in bringing this habit to an actual daily routine. Dry Brushing can be seen as an offered service at spas as of late. There are many potential benefits from Dry Brushing your skin. It helps in smoothing your skin and helps with lymphatic drainage, stimulating the normal lymph fl ow in the body and helping the body to detoxify naturally. The skin is brushed in the direction of the heart. The feet and hands are Dry Brushed first aiming toward the heart.

Exfoliating your skin is a noticeable benefit for soft, smooth skin by Dry Brushing. Cleans pores on your face diminish large pores. An all-natural complexion brush should be used for this. Regular Dry Brushing has helped cellulite with some people.

Dry Brushing helps to stimulate and circulate the blood, promoting a feeling of well-being and increasing energy. Something we all can use.

When choosing a brush, make sure the bristles are natural and not synthetic. Make sure your body brush has a long handle to reach everywhere, including your back.

Use a soft all-natural bristle for your complexion.

As you form a habit of Dry Brushing your body every day, you will want to use a stiffer brush.

After Dry Brushing, you can shower to wash away built up skin cells.

So, start off your Dry Brushing routine using a softer all natural brush with moderate pressure. Then graduate to a firmer brush with firmer pressure. Your skin and body will thank you!

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, February 10, 2018

Pushing through the February Blahs ...

Pushing through the February Blahs ...

Ciao bella,

I'm just so tired of wearing a winter coat, socks, gloves, boots, etc! The heat and the elements drying out my skin, and the itchiness is quite annoying as well.

So I've decided it's a Spa at Home Day. I just purchased some wonderful extra moisturizing body wash and a pistachio scented body cream, also extra moisturizing. The pistachio scent is amazing! Lift your spirits with a great smelling product and lots of emollients.

Treat yourself to these 2 Spa at Home treatments:

Heavenly Facial Mask

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 tbsp honey

Apply at room temperature to face and neck, rinse after 15 minutes with warm water. Your skin should feel as soft as a baby's bottom!

Soothing Hands Mask
Warm in microwave for 10 seconds

  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

Soak your hands for 5 minutes. Rinse, and then apply an emollient rich hand cream. The honey and the coconut oil are anti-infl ammatories helping the skin's outer layer to heal and protect itself.

Get pampered! Start using those gift cards you received for Christmas and get a Winter soothing Pedicure. Many salons are doing specials this time of year. Look into it.

It will be Valentine's Day soon and the world will be full of hearts and love ... get into it and enjoy the colorful experience of red! Polish your nails red to brighten up your mood.

So my Glamazons ... keep on Glamping!

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.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Beauty of a Sister ...

The Beauty of a Sister ...

Ciao bella,

This is an unusual Beauty column for the type of Beauty that existed in my lifetime.

My sister Cheryl was born on a lovely summer day in June. She was two and a half years younger than I, as I was born in ’54 on Christmas Day. She was a Beautiful child. I was thrilled to have my very own "living" doll at the time of her birth. Her Beauty and facial features were porcelain-like. Her fi gure was slender and lovely.

After having me, Mom and Dad experienced my behavior and ability to learn. As Cheryl reached different stages in her growth, Mom and Dad knew something was wrong with her progress. After many different kinds of doctor’s exams, she was diagnosed at three years of age with mental and mobility challenges. It was a devastating heartbreak for my parents. My Nana and Nano DiZazzo helped in her care; however, it just wasn’t enough. Just to keep her safe and keep as normal a household as possible, she was institutionalized. She was placed there with the help of the Kennedy Family. We shall always be grateful.

Mom and Dad bought a few trailers through the years and, on the weekends, we would visit all different kinds of Swim and Recreation Parks around the area of my sister’s new home. Mom made us the best homecooked meals out of the trailer and we had picnics galore. I always thought how lucky I was to travel around Massachusetts at such a young age.

Cheryl was always fun, laughing and enjoying herself with us. I was just so lucky to have a sister! She loved her Rocking Horse and went through several of them. She also adored new clothes and her caretakers would indulge her habit!

About three decades ago, Cheryl was placed in a private home with her own bedroom. Mom was thrilled with this. She had 24-hour excellent care and a housemate or two through the years.

My husband David and I enjoyed entertaining her here at our apartment in Boston and at our Cabana in Charles River Park (which she would call "the cook-out.") She was just here celebrating Christmas with her wonderful caregivers -- Jennifer, who was like our third sister, and the others who went far beyond the duties of their job! How fortunate we all were. I made my famous Sausage Bolognese. For dessert, I ordered delivery from Modern Pastry here in Boston's North End, Lobster Tail and Cannoli. Cheryl ate with relish and devoured her Italian Delicacies. After all, when Cheryl came to visit it was a time for laughter, music, chair dancing and celebration. She certainly took after Dad for his love of music. Her fav song was "Happy" by Pharrell Williams! And let’s not forget "Puff the Magic Dragon!"

It would be our last Christmas.

Cheryl passed away quietly in her sleep, just like Dad, on January 20th.

She is now with Mom and Dad and her beloved grandparents. I shall keep the good memories deep in my heart. She is always with me, as we were part of each other. God bless and rest well, dear sister, until we meet again.

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, January 13, 2018

Conair

Conair

Ciao bella,

My first hair appliance was made by Conair. In my years as a professional cosmetologist, I’ve come to own electric hair curlers, blow dryers and curling irons ... all by Conair, an innovative company that developed quality tools for the consumer and professional.

So, it is with great sadness to announce the passing of Leandro Rizzuto, co-founder of Conair, this past December. He was a man who deeply loved people and his company.

As a great leader, teacher, and mentor, he always encouraged the people around him to do better and to do greater things than they thought they could do.

Leandro's father Julian founded the business in 1959 as Continental Hair Products, Inc. Julian invented the "machine-less perm wave," which was a chemical process that replaced electric curlers for a while. After a fire on the premises of his salon (which was underinsured) in New York City, he was left to restart his business with an improved, fast-drying hair roller he had invented. Lee sold his Cadillac to pave the way to success in just a few years. His company invented curling irons, blow dryers (pistol whip style), hot combs and, in 1973, acquired Ethical Personal Hair Products, Ltd., then becoming Conair Corp. He also acquired the liquid end of the business, selling Jheri Redding products, including shampoos, conditioners, and other hair care products.

Leandro took over the once floundering business and built this amazing empire. Today, Conair has become a leading manufacturer of nationally branded personal and healthcare appliances as well as kitchen appliances.

Leandro will be truly missed; however, his legacy lives on in our everyday lives!

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.