Posts Written On November 2011

Pink Movember Event Tonight at @TheBoweryTo Hosted By @FabulousPR and @itstanyag

Movember is HERE!!! Men I hope you are all grooming to start growing those mustaches. Prostate Cancer affects 1 in 5 men in the world, Fabulous PR decided to put together an event and raise funds for Prostate Cancer and to show the world that the diagnosed men are not alone. There are many women behind them and wanting to show their support. This is a great cause for me because personally I had many family members being touched by cancer- breast, ovarian, prostate, leukmia and it’s near and dear to my heart. Tonight, Fabulous PR and I are hosting an event for Prostate Cancer awareness in order to show everyone that the males are not alone in the fight. Join Us!!!

 

 

What: Fashion Show where all proceeds are to go to Prostate Cancer Awareness

When: TONIGHT – NOVEMBER 1ST at 6pm to 9 pm.

Where: The Bowery Toronto- 55 Colborne Street Toronto, ON M5E 1C6.

Tickets are $35 at the door, and all proceeds are to go to prostate cancer.

Hope to see you there,

Tanya

 

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Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara Review

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara

Hi all! I picked up a tube of @SmashboxArtists’ Full Exposure Mascara in my FIDM class a few weeks ago. We had an amazing guest speaker come into one of my classes and she brought us FIDM beauties some goodies and I just so happened to have picked up this mascara (my absolute favorite kind of beauty product)!

I must say the tube is pretty big compared to most mascaras. I guess I shouldn’t have been so surprised at how big the wand was too haha 🙂 I’ll start off with my likes of this mascara… I like the formula for the most part. It’s got little fibers in it which give my lashes amazing length. One thing I noticed and I really liked was that unlike most other fiber mascaras, this one was overwhelmingly filled with fibers. A lot of the time, for me, the fibers don’t lay on my lashes length-wise and they end up sticking out in all different directions making my lashes stick together and look spidery. The fibers gave my lashes just the right amount of length even after a few coats.

Smashbox Full Exposure MascaraOne Coat- first day trying it (Mascara only)

Smashbox Full Exposure MascaraTwo Coats – first day trying it (Mascara only)

Smashbox Full Exposure MascaraThree coats – After about a week or so trying it (Mascara only)

The formula itself though, I’m not the biggest fan of. It’s really great at lengthening and fattening up my lashes. I definitely cannot complain about that but it does make my lashes a bit stiff. Perhaps this is what curls my lashes so well? Perhaps its what keeps them curled so well from morning to night? I’m not sure but it doesn’t really allow for much movement after it dries. Maybe it’s just my bad habit for touching my lashes throughout the day (pushing them upwards to give the curl a bit of a boost). BUT adding on to the somewhat dry factor, even though it is somewhat dry, it DOES NOT flake. I repeat DOES NOT flake. BIG plus for me. I think this would be an awesome mascara for those with stick straight lashes because it seems to hold curls more since it isn’t such a soft formula. Not something I can guaruntee since my lashes curl as I apply mascara on them but I’d love for you guys to try it out and let me know if it works better than just using waterproof mascara 🙂

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara WandThe wand compared to the size of a business card…

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara WandMascara wand in front of my lashes (bigger than my eye since it’s closer to the camera but you get the picture… its HUGE)

Now comes my big downfall of this mascara… the brush itself is HUGE. I wanna say this is one of the biggest brush I have ever seen actually haha. Having a flatter, eye area and a smaller one, this really creates an issue for me. Luckily I almost always use an index card when I put on my mascara in the morning since I”m always in a rush to get to work. The mascara (if I didn’t use an eyelid shield) would get all over my eyelids and would end up ruining my makeup. It’s kind of heartbreaking because I have grown to really like this mascara but the wand is just so hard to maneuver around my eye shape. Bristles on the brush itself are awesome though… thick and full.

The Smashbox Full Exposure definitely delivers on the lengthening and volumizing claims they make and really does make my lashes look absolutely amazing. I will say it took me a few uses to get used to it and to use up enough product to get it to the consistency I like it to be at so when you first purchase it, make sure you give it a few days before you decide if you like it or not (just like you should with any new mascara you try). Don’t be discouraged by the size of the brush or by the way I’m describing my experience to you because it may be different for you. Who knows… maybe you’ll like the formula so much that you won’t mind shielding your eyelids when applying it 🙂

You can purchase this mascara on the Smashbox website or at Sephora for $19. Great price if you ask me for a 0.38 fluid ounce tube of prestige brand mascara.

xo, June 🙂

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In the Biz: Jane Angelich, CEO of @supercollar

I am always fascinate with CEO’s and their story of how they go to where they are. I discovered supercollar when researching for new pet products and I found out the CEO was Jane Angelich. She was kind enough to share with us some insight on what keeps her ticking. Check out her answers below!

Where do you live?

I live in Novato, CA which is in the Bay Area.

If there was a theme song in your life, what would it be?

The theme song of my life is, My Way (as sung by Frank Sinatra) and the final verse edited by me

I’ve lived a life that’s full
I traveled each and ev’ry highway
And more, much more than this, I did it my way

Regrets, I’ve had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do and saw it through without exemption
I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway
And more, much more than this, I did it my way
Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
But through it all, when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out
I faced it all and I stood tall and did it my way

I’ve loved, I’ve laughed and cried
I’ve had my fill, my share of losing
And now, as tears subside, I find it all so amusing
To think I did all that
And may I say, not in a shy way,
“Oh, no, oh, no, not me, I did it my way”

For what is a wo/man, what has s/he got?
If not her/himself, then s/he has naught
To say the things s/he truly feels and not the words of one who kneels
The record shows I took the blows and did it my way!

What advice would you give to someone who wants to do what you do?

The best advice I can give a fledgling writer is to keep writing…anything and everything you possibly can write. I practice my craft by pitching stories about my pet product company, as well as responding to requests for information on any topic that I believe I can give advice or have expertise. Some of the requests I pitch require a set number of words, usually less than I would like, and that helps keep my writing crisp and to the point. Most importantly, I look at everything I write as a building block to writing better, whether it gets printed or not.

What is the key to being a successful woman in your industry?

The key to being a successful woman in my industry is the fact that I am willing to try new things. The older I get, the less I worry about “what will other people think?” If I think it’s worth exploring, I go for it. I think that the Maya Angelou quote that follows sums it up.

What is your favorite quote?

The quote that keeps me motivated is from Maya Angelou:

“Courage allows the successful woman to fail
and learn powerful lessons
from the failure
so that in the end,
she didn’t fail at all.”

More from Jane

For over 30 years, I have been a business coach, focusing on women-owned businesses, an entrepreneur, a writer and a speaker on the topics of lifestyle and family issues. As one of CNBC’s recognized experts on work-life balance issues, I have appeared on numerous national television and radio programs.

During my years in the corporate world, I held the positions of Senior Vice President of Human Resources and member of The Gap’s nine-person Executive Committee, in San Francisco and Vice President of Worldwide Human Resources for the investment- banking firm, Salomon Brothers, in New York.

After leaving the corporate world at the age of 39, I went on to found, grow and sell several companies and my entrepreneurial successes won numerous “best of” awards.

I am currently the CEO of Bright IP Concepts, the parent company for the pet product, the supercollar®, www.supercollar.com/. The supercollar®, the only patented dog collar with a built-in retractable leash, was awarded 2011 Most Innovative Product of the Year by 3M and is a 2011 British Airways’ Face of Opportunity winner. It was also a 2011 semi-finalist for ABC’s Shark Tank.

The product was launched on HSN (Home Shopping Network) and has been featured in USA Today, PEOPLE Pets, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Chicago Sun-Times, Orlando Sentinel, Baltimore Sun, Haute Dog, Pet Age, The Gadgeteer, and other top-tier publications. It was also featured on CBS on The Early Show.

In addition, I wrote a business case study about the supercollar® for George Washington University School of Business, which houses the largest women’s business case library in the world. It was selected as one of a dozen of the most popular case studies in the library and is featured as a learning tool for women throughout the world.

For over eight years, I have been a volunteer for Guide Dogs for the Blind. In 2008, I became a volunteer mentor for Mentiium Corporation, a global leader in corporate mentoring models. Menttium offers comprehensive mentoring solutions that support the development and advancement of key talent in the workplace.

I am member of the Advisory Board of Marketing Zone,

I am the mother of two sons, ages 35 and 28 and a newly minted grandmother. My second book, What’s a Mother (In-Law) to Do? 5 Essential Steps to Building a Loving Relationship with Your Son’s New Wife was released by Simon & Schuster, www.inlawexpert.com/. It is the winner of the 2009 National Best Books Awards in the category of Relationships. My short story, Five New Sets of Eyes, was released by Adams Media in 2010. I am also the In-Law Relationship columnist for examiner.com.

My husband and I reside in Marin County, CA with our two Labrador Retrievers, Tess and Talbot.

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