Hey there…it’s your captain speaking. I enjoy my role leading the topics in the Ladies Room. I LOVE the input from our in-studio guests and YOU even more. I’ve been married for almost 9 years. My husband, Nick, and I have been together for 17 years. Wow, I didn’t even realize it had been that long! We have a 5 year-old son. I have a hectic, yet very rewarding schedule trying to manage my work duties along with spending quality time with family and friends. No where did you see me mention anything about cleaning….I hate it; but, in the end, you have to do the laundry and the dishes. I get a lot of support from my hubby and our family – for that I am grateful! I love to cook and I do have a couple signature dishes. I love to travel…you name it, I’ll go! I wouldn’t consider my daily commute to/from Jersey travelling; but, I do spend a lot of time in my car! Above all else , watching the world through my little guy’s eyes is the most valuable treasure in the world.
I have lived in the Valley all my life. I think this is the reason I LOVE to travel! I am working my way around the world one country at a time! I recently spent some time as a Kiwi in New Zealand…absolute best experience of my life thus far! I get bored way to quick so I fill my time with Zumba (OBSESSED!), skiing, golf, wakeboarding, going to as many concerts as humanly possible! I like getting out to events around the Lehigh Valley like Wine Festivals, happy hours, dinner parties…any place that my friends and I can kick back with a couple of adult beverages and relax! I LOVE to cook and I think I am pretty good at it! I enjoy taking a recipe and making it as healthy and as low cal as possible. If you ever need any help with that, I’m your girl!
Hey, I’m Heather and I am your typical fun, loving and not SO MUCH high maintenance (though there are exceptions) kind of girl. I was born in the Lehigh Valley, graduate of Central Catholic High School and Alvernia University. For me, life everyday is exciting because I love my job, enjoy my hobbies and most importantly I am a MOM! I’m on the go constantly, if I’m not working, I’m riding at the barn with Hannah or have cheer practice with Haydn. I enjoy running for the mind, getting manicures/pedicures to stay beautiful, romantic dinners to feel sexy and SHOPPING for my therapy!! Whether you’re driving in your car, cleaning around the house or at a desk at work don’t forget to tune into us every Thursday at 8:20am. It’s totally worth spending a few minutes of your Thursday mornings around successful, intelligent women, who discuss style, relationships and the WHAT-NOT-TO-DO’S!!
I am the newlywed of the group! My husband Brent and I got married in October of 2011 and it has been wonderful! He has a 7 year old daughter, who I love dearly. She has forced my maternal instinct to be kicked into full force and I wouldn’t change a second of it! Though, I do not have any children of my own, I am looking forward to our future family! A few things that I enjoy are camping, fishing, music and spending time with those that I love. Music is therapeutic and means a great deal to me. Mix that with a campfire, good friends and no contact to the outside world? Simply can’t get much better than that! I enjoy traveling and I have a bucket list of places I will see before I leave this world! Hope you enjoy what you hear and thanks in advance for listenin!
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Let your pink flag fly! With Breast Cancer Awareness Month in full swing, we’re celebrating all things pink. Here’s a primer on companies and products devoted to moving forward and increasing awareness.
Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, MD, MPH is a radiation oncologist who has also gone through breast surgery herself. She is co-founder of Best Friends For Life. “Our mission at BFFL Co is to bring comfort and ease to the recovery process. We’d like to think of our company as every patient’s best friend for life. It’s a girlfriend’s ‘Tip Sheet in a Bag,’ so at least the stress of packing is off the to-do list. Our Limited Edition Breast BFFLBag is a wonderful way to send KINDness.” The Limited Edition Breast BFFLBag is a breast surgery recovery kit packed with everything needed for surgical recovery including their specially-designed axillapilla® comfort pillow, wound and drain care supplies, mybody® skin care gift pack; Bio-Oil® moisturizing scar treatment, toiletries, organizing tools and instructions, and more. (Available at www.bfflco.com.)
MATRIX supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a selection of hairsprays for women with every hair type with four of the brand’s cult favorites: Biolage, Design Pulse, Total Results and Vavoom. MATRIX is providing 10% of sales to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. (Check out www.matrix.com for salon locations.)
essie introduces their breast cancer 2013 collection. For the second year in a row, essie is partnering with Living Beyond Breast Cancer, an organization whose mission is to provide care and services to women and families affected by the disease. pink about it is a light pink with micro flecks of holographic glimmer, and pink works is a medium pink with a hint of reflective shimmer. (Available at www.essie.com.)
In their continued support of Breast Cancer Awareness, Youngblood is donating a portion of proceeds from sales of the Crushed Mineral Blush in Dusty Pink (shell pink), Sherbet (gold-laced pink-peach) and Tulip (baby doll pink) to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. (Available at www.ybskin.com.)
Since 2008, Aquage has ensured a portion of the proceeds from each of their pink products
goes to making a difference in the fight against breast cancer. The 2013 collection includes their Finishing Hairspray, Seaextend Silkening Oil Treatment, Beyond Shine, Uplifting Foam, and Biomega Moisture Regimen (Includes shampoo, conditioner and detangling comb). (Go to www.aquage.com for select salons) www.aquage.com
e.l.f is donating 100% of profits for their Studio HD Blush in Headliner to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Always affordable, the HD Blush in headliner is $3.00. (Available at eyeslipsface.com.)
Julep has released the new nail color Edith for October, created in honor of the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation. The nail color is a cherry blossom pink crème with holographic glitter. (Available at www.julep.com.)
FragranceNet.com helps fund breast cancer research with selections from their pink boutique. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. A few of the fragrances include Moschino Pink Bouquet, a floral-fruity blend, Mandarina Duck Cute Pink, a daytime scent which includes raspberry, blackcurrant and peach, and Vera Wang Truly Pink, a soft scent that combines woodsy and floral notes. (Available at www.fragrancenet.com.)
Aveda plans to raise $300,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through its Limited-Edition Hand Relief. This year they’re updated the fragrance for 2013: Rosemary Mint. (Available at www.aveda.com.)
Breast cancer survivor Ouidad started a crusade against breast cancer, vowing to make a difference in the lives of other women. She founded Curls for a Cure in 2005 to raise funds year round for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Curls for a Cure is a donation program on Ouidad.com that welcomes visitors to make a donation of their choosing toward Breast Cancer research. Taking her commitment a step further, Ouidad matches any amount donated, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000! (Available at www.ouidad.com.)
Midnight Blue, Burnt Sienna and Royal Purple…they’re more than just Crayola box treasures. They’re the biggest reason to embrace fall.
Alexis Wolfer – Founder and Editor in Chief of TheBeautyBean.com gives her take on the fall season. Alexis has been covering New York Fashion Week behind-the-scenes beauty routines and runway trends, and has shared with us some of this fall’s color favorites.
“This fall, cobalt blue may be the season’s hottest color when it comes to fashion, but when it comes to makeup, any jewel tone will do! Experiment with purple eyeliner (apply it under your usual black liner for a more subtle take!), give blue lipstick a try (or just dab a bit of translucent blue gloss on your lips to make teeth look whiter and lips fuller) and experiment with bordeaux-hued anything (on your eyes, lips and nails)!”
Try some of the above colors and other new fall foliage-inspired hues and scents:
Cargo Cosmeticscargo Cosmetics embraces fall trends by adding four new shades to their existing Eye Shadow Singles Collection: Moreton Bay (deep matte plum), Provence (lavender shimmer), Pasadena (matte pink) and Shanghai (mocha violet shimmer). (Available at cargocosmetics.com.)
The 2013 Make Up For Ever Fall Collection draws from the elegance and sophistication of the 1950s. The Blue Sepia Palette includes warm browns and beiges along with two brow shades. The palette adds a twist with the limited edition shade for fall, Petrol Blue, a super-shimmery deep teal. The collection includes a limited edition Aqua Liner in a dark teal and Faux Lash with Swarovski blue Strass. (Available at Make Up For Ever Boutiques – (877) 757-5175)
The Laura Geller Beauty new Eye Calligraphy Liquid Eyeliners feature “marker” tips: Classic, Fine and Slanted. Create a thin, delicate line, a daytime natural line or a bold striking cat eye with the water-resistant formula. (Available at QVC.com.)
Hello Sailor Lipstick is Lipstick Queen’s navy blue sheer lipstick with a cool berry tint and hint of deep sapphire. The nautical-inspired lipstick (you don’t hear that a lot!) is enriched with vitamin E. (Available at ulta.com.)
The Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner self-sharpens every time you take the cap off. The eight shades run the spectrum from Raven, a jet black, to Cabana, a dark green, to Bare, a super-light cream beige. (Available at sephora.com.)
For nails, the essie 2013 fall collection draws from everything from the oil slicks on Manhattan
streets after a thunderstorm to school girls and boys in their pleated navy skirts and blue-black blazers. A few shades include for the twill of it, a maple with olive shimmer, cashmere bathrobe, flannel gray, twin seater set, a vibrant crimson red, and afterschool boy blazer, a deep midnight blue. (Available at essie.com.)
New York ColorThe HD Trio Eye Shadow from New York Color, AKA NYC, features a punch of color at an affordable price: $2.99! Twelve different color combinations make it easy to find your favorite. Lipcolor starts at $.99 for the Ultra Moist Lipwear to $4.99 for the Smooch Proof 16HR Lip Stain. (Available at drugstores.)
Josie Maran’s natural, socially responsible cosmetics are infused with Pure Argan Oil. The new 100% Pure Argan Oil Light is an ultralight, quick-absorbing version of Josie’s cult-favorite, 100% Pure Argan Oil. The new Argan Creamy Concealer Crayon is a hydrating, ultra creamy, full-coverage concealer. The buildable formula helps with dark circles, blemishes and uneven pigment. (Available at sephora.com.)
The Merle Norman Fall 2013 Color Collection takes inspiration from the runways, combining feminine and dramatic shades. It includes two limited edition Eyecolor Trios: Prim & Proper (warm neutral hues with a touch of drama), and Smoke & Mirrors (a smoky eye trio combining matte and shimmer). The Soft Touch Eye Pencil in Forest is a jewel-toned rich green, and Lip Polish in Ladylike gives a splash of shine that can be worn alone or over lip color. (Available at merlenorman.com.)
The new BB Blur from PETERTHOMASROTH primes, tints, moisturizes and protects with SPF 30. In addition, it has a sheer tint and blurs flaws and fine lines. (Available at ulta.com.)
Urban Decay’s new Revolution Lipstick delivers intense color with a creamy shine. The rich, buttery formula glides on easily with their signature pigment-rich color. (Available at sephora.com.)
Essence of Beauty has launched four new scents. Secret Woods combines red apple, pomegranate, jasmine petals and vanilla musk. Forever Paris features cassis, Parisian roses, French vanilla and amber. Wind Kissed is a clean floral with cotton flower, blackberry, mimosa and white amber. In The Tropics has a tropical blend of pink grapefruit, agave flower and sandalwood. Each fragrance is available in body mist, bath & shower gel, body lotion, body and hand cream, and travel collections. (Available at CVS.)
Kristin Bassett is the Editor/Blogger at locally-based beautyXposé. Her beauty motto is simplicity; she’s a big fan of the natural, less-is-more approach. Read on for some of Bassett’s beauty hacks.
Check out more at beautyXposé. They’ve got tips, tutorials, new and fave products, and a new addition called “Weekend Reading List,” where they round up some of their favorite blog posts.
Finding the perfect trial size will make your next jet-setting jaunt far less of…a trial.
Here are some handy products to help you keep calm and carry on board.
Boston-based beauty brand First Aid Beauty’s FAB Faves To Go Kit is perfect for travel. It features the FAB Face Cleanser, FAB Facial Radiance Pads and FAB Ultra Repair Cream in travel-friendly sizes for cleansing, exfoliating and hydrating. The First Aid Beauty Gentle Cleansing Wipes are an easy way to refresh skin. Stash the convenient wipes in your gym or beach bag and remove makeup, surface oils and impurities in an instant. (Available at sephora.com.)
SpaRitual Fluent Lacquer Remover Cloths is a portable version of the highly popular Fluent Nail Lacquer liquid remover. Each cloth is individually wrapped in a leak-proof, lint-free packet that will dissolve painted on lacquer from a full manicure/pedicure in one single use. SpaRitual is an eco-friendly brand; the cloths are free of synthetic dyes, petrochemicals and parabens. (Available at sparitual.com.)
Panasonic Beauty has come up with creative ideas for quick touch-ups. The Precision Body Shaver has a dual-position pivoting blade on a sleek wand for portability. The Precision Facial Hair Trimmer has a compact tip to fit in small places. No water required either! (Available at walgreens.com.)
Michael Todd True Organics has celeb fans such as Jillian Michaels, Carmen Electra and Tori Spelling. The Discovery Kit is a five-piece skincare kit made with gluten-free organic ingredients. The collection includes Sun Damage/Anti Aging Discovery Kit, Acne or Oily Skin Discover Kit, Dry Skin Discovery Kit and Normal/Combination Skin Discovery Kit. The vinyl and leatherette carry bag has a zipper closure and is TSA approved for carry on. (Available at michaeltoddtrueorganics.com.)
Smashbox makes it easy with their Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primers. Options include Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light, Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Hydrating Primer, Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Travel Size Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF 20 with Dermaxyl Complex and Travel Size Photo Finish Primer Adjust. (Available at ulta.com.)
And for the guys (and gals too!), The Art of Shaving Carry On Kit contains the essentials for a close and comfortable shave. The pouch has a zip top for secure transport and includes travel pumps of the Pre-Shave Oil, Shaving Cream, After-Shave Balm and a Genuine Badger Shaving Brush. The kit meets the TSA carry-on requirements in their clear plastic, zip-top bag. (Available at theartofshaving.com.)