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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Happy May

DRY SHAMPOO-on the days you want to skip wet shampooing!

Ciao bella,

Well my Glamazons we've turned a corner! A few worth mentioning.

COVID is not long gone, however, we've learned to live with it. Wearing a mask has seemed to help. I haven’t had a cold in almost 3 years. Staying home and being careful has helped. So happy my retirement came just a little before COVID hit us big time.

Also our weather forecast has been great! Sunshiny days and cool nights make for a big and beautiful smile.

Don’t forget your clothes you purchased just before COVID. Also pieces of jewelry you squirreled away that you couldn’t wear! Oh, and your make up that probably needs to be replaced. I replaced a lot of my make up last year, however, I need to replace some again after this winter. So check yours out and see what needs to be replaced.

So our Cabana will be opening soon and I’m already for it! All pool supplies bought and checked. You can do the same by getting ready for your summer adventures. Check your tanning aids. And don't forget your waterproof make up.

So many wonderful hair products to make your locks summer ready. Make your appointment with your stylist to get you ready.

So my Glamazons … there it is!

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. She may be contacted at mary@mary4nails.com.

Dry Shampoo

DRY SHAMPOO-on the days you want to skip wet shampooing!

Ciao bella,

How many of you remember Psssssst!? the first spray powder dry shampoo from years ago that turned us into believers. This generation thinks you need to wet shampoo your hair everyday. Not so true. Stripping your hair of its natural oils, design coloring, and keratin treatments is expensive. Consider dry shampooing! So what used to be a cleansing hair treatment in hospitals has become a quick beauty secret trick for an instant refresh.

A dry shampoo cleanses with oil absorbers such as starch and volumizes with silica and clay. Using a dry shampoo minimizes damage to your hair since you'll be using hot tools less often. Your color will fade less with minimum salon visits for touch-ups. Your style lasts longer and dry shampooing can puff up limp strands. Dry shampooing also leaves your hair with a fresh just -washed scent!

There are many different brands of dry shampoo. Some specialize in volumizing. Others are best for dark hair. Also portable purse size is convenient. My fav is still Pssssst! and LUSH has a powder form you sprinkle on, fluff through and brush out. So grab some ease of not wet shampooing everyday and try the fluff and go hair magic way!

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. She may be contacted at mary@mary4nails.com.

Friday, March 4, 2022

Lavender

Lavender

Ciao bella,

Used for centuries to keep skin feeling hydrated and the body calm. Just a whiff of this magnifi cent scent will keep your senses focused and relaxed.

Lavender oil can also help with troubled skin such as acne. It penetrates your pores to help in regulating your skin’s oil production. It has a skin soothing nature that can also tame an itchy scalp. Also used for anxiety, depression, insomnia and pain.

Used as a holy herb in ancient times. High priests used it for purification rituals and healing.

Lavender was used in anointing the feet of Jesus by Mary Magdalene.

Imagine a bath filled with Lavender … known for it’s calming qualities, a shower gel or bath salts will put you in dreamland instantly. Lavender is part of the mint family that’s a shrub. The flowering tops of the shrub are used in a distillation process that will produce Lavender oil. Used in many brands of essential oils, Lavender contains many benefi ts for calming nerves and sleep related problems.

So calm yourself down and carry on with some Lavender!

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. She may be contacted at mary@mary4nails.com.

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Beauty Horror 2022

Beauty Horror 2022

Ciao bella,

“Be Careful or You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!”
Taking a different turn on beauty for the sake of humor, here are some beauty scenarios that may bring back a memory or two.

One gal decided to dye her hair and multitask by washing the dishes. Oops … the pizza cutter sliced through her thumb! Should have gone for stitches instead used a tourniquet from dish towel. Her hair came out great, however, there’s a scar to remind her to slow down!

The over archer decided to pluck her eyebrows. Plucking was too painful so she decided to use her razor. Yikes … shaving off half a brow it took a few months to grow back in. Not without shifting bangs!

Using black eyeliner at 14 years old was the ultimate. After a few hours of people staring and thinking I must look so cool, I took a look in the mirror and all the oil and sweat had spread the pigment so much that I looked like a baby Panda!

After a busy and exhausting trip, I emptied my cosmetic bag out on the counter.

I would have SWORN ON MY LIFE I grabbed my eye make up remover. It was nail polish remover! I flushed my eyeball for 5 minutes under running water until the pain subsided!

So, the moral of these stories is consider a professional to educate and demonstrate before attempting home skills. Or at least a bottle of nail polish remover with big letters!

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. She may be contacted at mary@mary4nails.com.

New for 2022! Marin!

New for 2022! Marin!

Ciao bella,

So there we were flipping channels on the tube and we noticed Chronicle was about to come on. They were featuring a segment on “Lobster.” Certainly peeked my interest.

In 2013, it all started with a move to Portland, Maine and biomedical undergraduate students Amber Boutiette and Patrick Breeding.

They launched a specialty skin care product for extra dry skin including psoriasis and eczema from Lobster! Apparently, Amber suffered from debilitating eczema on her face and eyelids and cheeks. Then in 2017, they worked on a prototype of a product soon to be called Marin’s Soothing Hydration Cream.

This cream is amazing. My dry, aging skin feels like new … and after just a couple of days!

Made with Lobster glycoprotein, which is a part of the Lobster’s circulatory fluid … a wasted byproduct of processing. Who would have thought?

It’s been a tedious and time-consuming process to develop such an innovative product.

However, thanks to Amber and Patrick’s diligence we can now enjoy soft, supple skin all over our bodes!

This Marin Cream is skin-hydrating, barrier-protection that’s Free from fragrance, parabens, and irritants. Made with Love.

So spread on some love with Marin! Find Marin on their website or Amazon.

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. She may be contacted at mary@mary4nails.com.

Friday, November 12, 2021

Roya’s Beauty Care

Roya’s Beauty Care

Ciao bella,

Me and Roya
There are so many negatives concerning COVID. However, I’ll tell you of one positive and delightful tale.

I never really liked visiting different salons for my hair care. I just almost never found good luck finding someone to do my hair the way I like. After 25 years living in Boston, on Newbury Street there was one salon I loved.

But their elevator broke and the stairs were steep and that was a problem for me.

So recently there was an ad for Roya … she does house calls to make your coif look special.

It was like a ray of sunshine when she walked in my door! A highly experienced cosmetologist who can service every need from cutting, coloring and keratin treatments. Believe me, I know!

My locks were happy when she blew dry my naturally frizzy, curly hair into a silky satin state of shine.

My husband needed a long overdue haircut and was nick named Beethoven for his length of locks! Roya did a great job just as he asked.

So if you need some Roya Home Beauty, call her at 774-285-9277.

Go out and have some fun!

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. She may be contacted at mary@mary4nails.com.

TO THE OLDER, WISER & MORE BEAUTIFUL YOU

TO THE OLDER, WISER & MORE BEAUTIFUL YOU

Ciao bella,

Sophia Loren
I have a brilliant and most creative friend that I have invited as a guest columnist. The subject Aging Gracefully is well at hand. Enjoy!

Recently, my dear friend, Artist and Writer John De Vito, and I discussed the idea of celebrating growing older with grace and style. This inspired him to write the poem TO THE OLDER, WISER & MORE BEAUTIFUL YOU, which I now wish to share with all of you, dear reader. If you’d like to see some of John’s artwork, he is having an art show OSCAR DIVAS WITH A “SPLASH,” October 1st – 31st at GALLERY Z, 167 Market Street, Lowell, Mass. (978-692-5040). The show celebrates several great Academy Award-winning actresses.

Therefore, I feature one of the pieces from the show: Oscar Diva Sophia Loren in the film "TWO WOMEN" (1961). The legendary Ms. Loren is also featured in the poem below.


TO THE OLDER, WISER & MORE BEAUTIFUL YOU

Yes, We’re all Getting Older.
But, That’s Life, isn’t It True?
And besides, whatever else can We Do?

It doesn’t really matter how much
We Might Nip, Lift, Puff, or Tuck-It-All-Up.
The Reality is: With Growing Older, Baby,
We are All Stuck.

O, but don’t You See, That in The End,
It’s All in The Game?
So what really matters is how Well We Play
The Game without Shame.

So then, here’s some Advice, I Give You for Free.
And I Sincerely do Hope, It Helps You
The Way It has Me:

Look to Some Aging Role Model & Let Her Be
Your Guide;
Let her Show You The Way to Stay, Vital, Age
Beautifully, Gracefully & Above All Else, Wise.
Now doesn’t that Make Excellence Sense?

A Trio of Role Models I Think who can Point The Way
Are Three Legendary Actresses.
And All are Classy, Beautiful & Active
to This Very Day:

They’re - SOPHIA LOREN (Age 86),
CATHERINE DENEUVE (Age 77); HELEN
MIRREN (Age 76) - That’s Our Focus.
Clearly, what they all have in Common is,

Beauty, Talent & The Attainment of Tremendous Success.
Going beyond That, It’s Important to Say:
All Three are Europeans,

Deeply Connected to The History & Civility of
The Old World,

Which Means They’re Not So Obsessed with
Looking Forever like a Malibu- Beach-Bunny-Girl.

Yes, They have Grown Older, Stayed Beautiful,
Sexy & kept Making Movies all Along.
And each Woman in Her Own Way,
Has Remained Totally True to Herself &
Awesomely Strong.

While it is True, They’ve had Some “Work” Done,
You Get the Feeling that Most Skillful Work
Happened Not Out in Beverly Hills, but rather,
Under the Radiance of The European Sun.
For there in Europe,

It Seems Plastic Surgeons Look for Inspiration
From Classical- Art The Glory of Antiquity.
Instead of -like here in America-where The Ideal
seems to be a Formaldehyde Pickled Plastic Barbie.

And so, Before I Go, Allow Me to Say
That I Hope I’ve Given You Good Food for Thought,
Hopefully, To Make You Think, Make You Ponder,
To Face The Fiercest Storms &
Fear No Lightening or Thunder.

And so, on Those Nights, You Might Suddenly Rise
To Face The Real Fact That
You’re Growing Older. Please, Do Realize:
Yes, You’re Getting Older, but so what?
You can Still Keep It Classy, Beautiful, Vital, Sexy,
And Above All Else! — Fiercely & Fabulously Wise.

John De Vito

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. She may be contacted at mary@mary4nails.com.