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10 | BLEND IN THE GOOD WITH JAMBA JUICE Nutrition experts with Jamba’s Healthy Living Council weigh in on the value of eating right.

16 | SPRING FASHION Sweat in style with designer yoga pants.

18 | MARKETPLACE Check out the latest gotta-have-it accessories in our LIKE IT, LOVE IT, WANT IT Marketplace.

20 | RUSSELL J. SALVATORE Meet the upstate New York legend of Salvatore’s Grand Hotel and Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More.

22 | TERRANEA RESORT Discover Los Angeles’ premier oceanfront resort just minutes from the hustle and bustle of downtown L.A.

30 | U.K. BEAUTY & FASHION INFLUENCERS Meet the top bloggers from Across the Pond as they share their icons, inspirations and must-haves for the season.

38 | KARINA SMIRNOFF Get acquainted with the talented actress, author and dancing pro in our cover shoot exclusive at her Hollywood Hills home.

44 | NIAGARA MUST-SEE TRAVEL GUIDE Visit Niagara Falls - the historic and majestic destination that proudly welcomes millions of visitors annually. THE FALLS - 44 HORNBLOWER TOUR - 46 NIAGARA HELICOPTERS - 47 JOURNEY BEHIND THE FALLS - 52 WHIRLPOOL AERO CAR & WHITE WATER WALK - 53 BOTANICAL GARDENS & BUTTERFLY CONSERVATORY - 54-55 CLIFTON HILLS – STREET OF FUN + MOVIELAND - 56

48 | PHLAWLESS HAIR + SKIN Balance your pH for truly pHlawless beauty.

58 | WHAT’S IN HER BAG? Katie Maloney of Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules spills her fave on-the-go beauty essentials.

FROM THE PUBLISHER'S DESK Welcome to spring and all of the wonderful things the season brings! Flowers, showers and all things beautiful, this time of the year offers a new beginning and a rebirth of sorts. Viewed as a time of growth, renewal, and new life, springtime is also a metaphor for the start of better times. In celebration of all of the above, we at Health Beauty Life want to welcome you to the season with open arms.

In addition to serving up some healthy cooking with celebrity chef Daniel Green and international actress and singing sensation Genesis, we also feature nutritional advice from the Healthy Living Council at Jamba Juice and share medical advances from leading industry experts. From developments with In Vitro Fertilization to breast augmentation and the latest in hair restoration, our medical features are both inspiring and information-packed.

In this issue of Health Beauty Life magazine we proudly share a colorful spectrum of features and forecasts. We visit the Hollywood Hills home of Karina Smirnoff formerly of DWTS, wander the grounds of the lushly spectacular Terranea Resort on California’s beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula and travel to stunning Niagara Falls with our Must-See Travel Guide.

Check out our expanded beauty and fashion sections including a virtual visit “Across the Pond” to meet the United Kingdom’s super-star beauty and fashion bloggers. Our own fashion and beauty experts also dish on their must-haves for the season while showcasing top trends in hair, skin care, makeup, nails, and fashion. Also, be sure and follow us online at for more exciting features including our new Quick & Dirty product reviews.


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Editor’s Beauty Picks Fake a Tropical Tan / Glow Better

Review the latest in In Vitro Technology for couples looking to conceive.

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Get expert advice and review new developments and insights in breast augmentation.

64 | SHARNA BURGESS Tango through Terranea with Health Beauty Life’s segment guest host and Dancing with the Stars darling.

68 | A HAIRY SUBJECT Check out the newest game-changing technology for hair restoration.

70 | CARTER’S KIDS Carter Oosterhouse’s non-profit dedicated to helping children by improving their lives through play.

72 | SPRING FASHION Spring Feeling - Must-Have Fashion Picks


Chef, healthy eating expert, international television personality, and award-winning author dishes up Paleo-friendly Thai Chicken Curry.

84 | GET THE LOOK Fun and easy ways to style long hair for spring.


Follow niche brands, creative artists and daring personalities.

92 | SPRING BEAUTY Pantone Inspired Nail Color

94 | IN THE KITCHEN WITH GENESIS Cook up a new beginning and a spicy, gluten-free twist on a traditional Filipino dish.

96 | SPRING INTO HEALTHY HAIR Moisture Repair for Hair

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Blend in the Good with Jamba Juice


lthough health-minded people are incorporating more vegetables, fruits and whole grains into their diets, according to a recent survey by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), we are still not consuming enough to make a major difference. In fact, Americans are only consuming 63 percent of the recommended amount of vegetables and only 38 percent of the amount of fruit needed for a healthy, well-balanced diet.

Amid the abundance of processed and fast food options that are mostly void of quality nutrients, one retailer is striving to make a difference in how we eat. Founded in 1990 with over 850 store locations globally, Jamba Juice offers wholesome meal and snack options including whole food nutrition smoothies, freshly squeezed juices and juice blends, hot teas, and a variety of food items including hot build-your-own oatmeal, breakfast wraps, and sandwiches. Jamba also leads the “Team Up for a Healthy America” program – a national campaign involving celebrities, athletes and community partners in the mission to improve childhood health and wellness.

Meet the Healthy Living Council To ensure an always-evolving menu that provides healthy meal and snack options, Jamba looks to the expertise of their Healthy Living Council, an independent group of registered dietitians and nutrition specialists.

Elizabeth Ward is a registered dietitian, nutrition consultant, and freelance writer. Her latest book is MyPlate for Moms, How to Feed Yourself & Your Family Better. In addition to appearances on the Today Show and Dr. Oz Show, Elizabeth regularly writes for Muscle & Fitness, Hers and Men’s Fitness magazines, has been a contributing writer for WebMD, and serves on the Advisory Board for Men’s Fitness.

Kathleen Zelman is a registered dietitian, and has been the director of nutrition for a health and wellness website for more than 11 years. During her tenure, she has helped build a state-of-the-art food, diet and nutrition portal. She also serves as the nutrition expert for the United Healthcare Source 4 Women and United Healthcare television and is a Health Professional Advisor to the Egg Nutrition Center, where she provides guidance and expertise on issues of health and wellness.

Tara Gidus is the co-host of Emotional Mojo, a national television show, and regularly appears as the “Diet Diva” on the national morning television show, The Daily Buzz. She currently serves as the team dietitian for the Orlando Magic NBA team, nutrition consultant to University of Central Florida Athletic Department and the official nutritionist for runDisney. Previously Tara served as the National Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


In a recent chat with these esteemed nutrition experts, they served up some great advice to help us eat a healthy, more balanced diet.

What would help curb the epidemic of childhood obesity?

How many servings of fruits and vegetables should an average adult consume? How about children and teens?

Kathleen Zelman: It’s not one single food or beverage that is the culprit but too many calories in general and inadequate activity. I suggest portion control, fewer nutrient-poor foods and more exercise. Try to make wise food decisions most of the time and get at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day.

Elizabeth Ward: Fruit and vegetable suggestions are based on calorie needs, so a child may need between 3 and 5 servings, and teens, who often have the same calorie needs as adults, would need about 5 servings daily. Possibly more. The more active you are, the more calories you need to maintain your weight so the more fruits and vegetables you need. Very active people need upwards of 7 to 10 servings daily.

What would be considered a well-balanced diet? Tara Gidus: A well-balanced diet is one that balances a person’s caloric burn with their intake, something which varies greatly from person to person. It should include protein, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats each day.

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What are some ways people can easily increase the amount of fruit and vegetables they consume per day? Elizabeth Ward: There are so many easy ways to boost fruit and vegetable intake to achieve the needed 5 servings a day. Here are my tips: • Fruit or fruit/vegetable smoothies. • Replace meat with beans in chili and pasta dishes (beans are vegetables). • Add chopped vegetables to prepared pasta sauce or to your favorite lasagna recipe.

• Make homemade trail mix with nuts or seeds, dried fruit, and whole grain cereal. • Prepare fruit-based desserts like baked apples or pears, or apple or pear crisp. • Have fruits and vegetables at every meal and snack.

Kathleen Zelman: Also consider enjoying smoothies, freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices, topping yogurt, cereal and frozen treats with fruit, layering sandwiches and wraps with veggies, adding veggies to egg dishes, eating a salad at dinner, drinking vegetable juice, and the list goes on.

Tara Gidus: Fruits and vegetables are unfortunately an afterthought or not even a thought at all! Be conscious of looking for fruits and/ or veggies at every meal. As far as how to get them, be creative: Smoothies, salads, soups, casseroles, etc. Add spinach and tomato to every sandwich you eat. Add fruits and veggies to common recipes and choose soups with a vegetable or bean-base (like black bean).

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“Pre-plan by cutting up fruit and or veggies and put them into easy-to-grab containers to take them on-the-go.” Use fruits and vegetables as snacks like a banana mid-morning, raw sliced red peppers and hummus mid-afternoon, and a bowl of berries in the evening. Instead of eating yogurt out of the cup, cut up some fresh fruit (oranges, grapes, berries, pineapple, etc.) and pour the yogurt on top. Have a smoothie made with fresh or frozen fruit for a meal or a snack. Add kale, spinach, or freshly squeezed carrot or beet juice to boost the vegetable content.

What benefits do beets and darker, leafy veggies like kale or spinach offer? Elizabeth Ward: Beets are brimming with antioxidants that help fight chronic disease as well as fiber, and several vitamins and minerals. Plus, they lend natural sweetness and an enticing hue to smoothies. On the whole, dark green leafy vegetables contain vitamin K, which helps build bone, beta-carotene that serves as the raw material for the body’s production of vitamin A, and calcium, vitamin C, and folate. The darker the green, the greater the health benefit, although I’ve never met a vegetable I didn’t value, nutrition-wise!

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What are the health benefits of juicing? Kathleen Zelman: Juicing, when done for a meal or two is fine. Juices made with whole fruits and vegetables are best, and can be a convenient way to meet produce requirements.

How does including berries in our diet benefit us?

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Elizabeth Ward: Berries have antioxidants, including anthocyanins, quercetin, and vitamin C, that can help your body fight oxidative stress, which can lead to chronic conditions such as cancer, heart disease, and arthritis. Every fruit and vegetable has antioxidants, but berries have more than most. In addition to antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, berries are mostly water and are useful to keep you hydrated and to fill you up.

What are some of the benefits of a diet that includes oatmeal? Tara Gidus: Oats are whole grains that provide an excellent source of fiber, iron, protein, and magnesium, as well as a good source of potassium. The recommended intake of whole grains is 3 to 5 servings per day. Oatmeal is a great whole grain choice that can help meet this 3 to 5 servings a day goal. The recommended intake of fiber is 25g for

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women and 38g for men, but according to the Harvard School of Public Health, most Americans only get about 15g of fiber per day. Fiber helps to bind bile acids and results in a lowered cholesterol level reducing the risk of heart disease. Fiber also helps to control blood sugar levels, prevent constipation and makes you feel full faster making oatmeal a highly satisfying meal.

What are some ways busy parents can help their families eat better? Tara Gidus: First and foremost, parents need to be role models for healthy eating for their kids. If kids don’t see a parent eating fruits and veggies, or if they are always eating chips or candy, the kids will likely follow suit. Plan ahead. We are all extremely busy, and good nutrition isn’t easy to come by if it’s an afterthought. Take some time on the weekend to plan out the meals for the week. Batch cook so you have leftovers or a casserole that’s made up and can go into the oven. Utilize crock-pots for an easy meal that’s ready when you get home. When dining out, read nutritional information from restaurants and have an idea of which places have good options for the entire family. Elizabeth Ward: Have kids take fruit, nuts, yogurt, and other healthy snacks with them to school and to eat before sports, and eliminate all sports drinks. Also have children come up with healthy meals and snacks they would like to try and get them involved in shopping for ingredients and making the food.

What do you think of Jamba Juice’s offerings and initiative for healthier eating? Kathleen Zelman: I am really proud of Jamba Juice and their commitment to being part of the solution to help consumers eat healthier by offering a wide variety of good-for-you options. From the kids’ meals loaded with whole grains, fruits, veggies and protein, cholesterol lowering oatmeal, to the super nutritious fresh squeezed fruit and vegetable juices, there is something for everyone. Elite athletes can fuel up with fruit smoothies and dieters can enjoy the same smoothies made light or boost them with whole grains or satisfying protein. Elizabeth Ward: As a member of the Healthy Living Council, I am proud to work with a company like Jamba that spends so much time and energy on developing delicious products that are good for you, too. Steelcut oats, fresh squeezed and cold pressed juices, fruit and vegetable smoothies, and energy bowls are among the offerings that make it easier for you to work in the good nutrition that experts like me recommend.


By: Kelly Taggart Photos courtesy of Jamba Juice and Shutterstock

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Rebecca Minkoff Sunnies Pouch, $75

Michael Kors Annabell Snakeskin Clog Sandels $395


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Russell J. Salvatore

A Buffalo Legend If you choose the nearby city of Buffalo, New York as a base camp for your Niagara Falls adventure or you find yourself in town for any reason, consider visiting the one-and-only Russell Salvatore of Salvatore’s Grand Hotel and Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More. More than a roadside curiosity, the Russell’s experience includes lodging at Salvatore’s Grand Hotel, a handsome and meticulously operated inn with every imaginable amenity, and Russell’s restaurant, a four-star palace with impeccable service, spectacular entrees and imaginative side dishes served up in a refreshingly old school steakhouse vibe. Although the accommodations and cuisine are undeniably excellent, what really sets this place apart is the man himself. Aged to perfection, tanned and stylishly suited at all times, Russell is a bona fide Buffalo superstar. Whether cruising in his baby blue Bentley convertible or touring the grounds in his matching “Bentley” golf cart, Russell commands attention, or perhaps deserves attention is a more accurate description. His philanthropy and generosity for the local community is the stuff of legends. Be sure to check out the Russell J. Salvatore Patriots and Heroes Park with a memorial to the victims of Flight 3407, replicas of the World Trade Center Twin Towers, a Battle of The Budge World War II memorial, a statue of an archangel and, if Mr. Salvatore has his way, and there is no reason to think otherwise, the park will someday be the home of an eternal monument to the man himself. Yep, as planned, Russell will spend eternity in his very own roadside mausoleum. Come see for yourself what 60 years of hard work has created. The steaks alone are worth the trip!

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Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More 6675 Transit Road Buffalo, New York 14221 (877) 614-6835

By Greg Root Photos: Allen Carrasco and courtesy Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More

Terranea Resort

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Credits: By: Kelly Taggart Photos: Aaron Brown and courtesy of Terranea

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Perched on the bluffs in Los Angeles overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Terranea is a stunning destination on the stately Palos Verdes Peninsula. This luxurious resort and amazing wedding and event venue showcases the lovely coastal Mediterranean aesthetic with design elements that perfectly complement the area’s natural environment. Originally the site of Marineland dating back to the ‘50s, Terranea makes good use of the sprawling and completely revamped 102-acre oceanfront property. Now celebrating its five-year anniversary, Terranea Resort offers a variety of guestrooms and suites, including spacious casitas and villas, each exuding a warm and luxurious feel with comfortable furnishings and private balconies that overlook elegant gardens and breathtaking ocean vistas. For relaxing wellness retreats, the resort also offers The Bungalows at Terranea. Located adjacent to the spa, 20 two-bedroom bungalows are each equipped with spa and fitness-themed amenities.

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Across the way, the esteemed Spa at Terranea is a 50,000 square foot oasis designed to lavishly nurture both resort guests and daytime visitors alike. The amenities include steam rooms, saunas, hot tubs and cold plunges, as well as 25 treatment rooms such as the Ocean, Earth and Fire suites - each offering unique ritual treatments for singles or couples.

Sharon Holtz - Spa Director



Enjoy a signature spa treatment named after the native El Segundo Blue butterfly, where we will take you through a whole metamorphosis, allowing you to emerge completely renewed and refreshed.



Other resort amenities include an impressive fitness center, an award-winning golf course, three swimming pool choices, kids’ club, and ecological enrichment programs including Pointe Discovery a one-stop shop for guests eager to explore the region’s diverse range of outdoor adventures. Excursions range from horseback riding and coastal hikes to ocean kayaking and tidal pooling. There’s also 135,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor wedding and event space. Oceanfront terraces, elegant gardens and manicured lawns offer a scenic backdrop for weddings and special events, while modern business amenities accommodate meetings and groups of any size.

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We want to make sure that our guests have an experience they will never forget.

Farm Fresh Cuisine Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra, who was born and raised on the French side of the Basque Country, oversees the daily supervision of the resort’s entire food and beverage operations including eight dining venues, in-room dining department, and banquets division. He calls his style of cooking “farm-to-Terranea,” which to him translates to sourcing fresh ingredients grown or raised as locally as possible. Located less than a mile from the restaurant, the chef’s garden offers fresh herbs, fruit, vegetables, and even honey to complement his many delicious gourmet offerings at Terranea.

Prawns Over Squash Blossom Beignets with Heirloom Tomato Salad Prep Time: 20 minutes Serves: 2

Heirloom Tomato Salad Ingredients 1/4 c. heirloom tomatoes, diced 1/2 tsp fresh sage leaves, chopped ½ tsp fresh mint leaves, chopped 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 pinch of sea salt Black pepper, to taste Mix heirloom tomatoes, sage, mint, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Keep chilled.


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Gazpacho Ingredients 1 large ripe tomato, halved

Santa Barbara Prawns Ingredients

(6 jumbo prawns)

1 oz. Spanish onion, chopped


1 oz. cucumber, coarsely chopped

1/2 c. olive oil

1 oz. red bell pepper, chopped

1 pinch lemon salt

½ tsp parsley, chopped

1 pinch black pepper

½ garlic clove, mashed

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp sherry vinegar

¼ tsp Espelette pepper powder

¼ c. extra virgin olive oil

1/2 Tbsp finely chopped parsley

1 Tbsp tomato juice

2 tsp raw honey / honeycomb

1 slice of bread, no crust, cut in small pieces

1 Meyer lemon (for juice & zest)

Salt and pepper, to taste In a blender, combine all ingredients, except olive oil and bread, until pureed. Add bread and mix well. At low speed, slowly add olive oil. Keep chilled.

Tempura batter Ingredients 1 c. flour 1 ½ c. soda water or seltzer 1 pinch of salt ¼ tsp paprika 2 ice cubes In a bowl, mix all ingredients except for club soda and ice cubes; set aside.

Squash Blossom Beignets Ingredients 1/2 c. fresh goat cheese 8 squash blossoms 1 Tbsp fresh peas or capers 4 c. olive oil 1 pinch of sea salt 1 pinch black pepper 1 pinch of cumin Soften goat cheese with a spoon; add a pinch of sea salt, cumin, black pepper, peas or capers, and olive oil to soften. Fill each blossom with cheese mixture, pinching slightly to close. Keep refrigerated until ready to cook.

Cut prawns in half, lengthwise; marinade with olive oil, lemon salt and paprika. Grill the prawns on each side for a total of about 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with Espelette pepper powder, a dash of lemon juice and chopped parsley, set aside in a warm place. While prawns are cooking, add soda water and ice cubes to finish tempura batter. Dip blossoms in batter and fry in 375-degree oil, cooking about 2 minutes or until the outer crust is crispy. Set aside on an absorbent paper towel. To serve, place heirloom tomato salad in the center of the plate. Top with Squash Blossom Beignets and then the prawns. Pour gazpacho sauce around the prawns, blossoms, heirloom tomato salad or serve on the side, in a sauce dish. Garnish dish with a small amount of raw honey and honey comb, lemon salt and lemon zest.


hether you’re looking for a family vacation, a couple’s weekend away, a place for your corporate event or wedding venue, or simply want to stop by for a local spa treatment or gourmet meal, Terranea promises a truly unforgettable experience.

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100 Terranea Way Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275 (310) 265-2800

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BLOG WORTHY Beauty & Style Meet today’s top style bloggers from Across the Pond as they share their fashion and beauty icons, inspirations and must-haves for the season. Introducing Victoria, the photographer, stylist, editor, and writer behind Inthefrow (meaning in the front row), a style, life and beauty blog and YouTube channel that aims to inspire fashion and beauty coveters from all over the world. Since completing her PhD in mobile fashion app design, she has stayed true to her passion for the fashion industry through her blog. Her purple hair seems to have become her trademark and she also loves a good pair of Louboutins and a designer backpack. 30 | Health Beauty Life Magazine


“I have been blogging for two years on Inthefrow. It started from a love of indulging in nights of reading and buying products I saw on other fashion and beauty blogs. I wanted to offer products from my own personal style and see if others were interested. I have been working on my YouTube channel videos and vlogs for the last year and I feel the two go hand in hand perfectly; YouTube puts a voice and a face to the blog.”

Hair Must-Haves “My hair must-haves include products that really keep strands in fantastic condition. I use Moroccan Oil over the ends of the hair before drying, to add moisture and life back into tired and broken ends. I would also recommend investing in a 1-inch or 1.5-inch barrel curler from Hot Tools, Lee Stafford or Babyliss for any special events, or just to give your hair some oomph for the office.”

Style Icons “My style icons begin with Victoria Beckham who inspires me constantly. She is a strong working mother, who has built an incredibly successful business whilst maintaining a family life. Somehow she manages to look flawless and her sophisticated and tailored outfits are always on point. Other icons include the Olsen Twins, as they always look so chic and cool. I’m also a big fan of Leigh Lezark, Gwen Stefani and Miranda Kerr. All beautiful, stylish and successful women.”

“I also love products that maintain a particular hairstyle, such as the Living Proof Prime Style Extender, that you add into the hair before drying. It can really help to set your hair into place, maintaining your style for longer and reducing the need to wash it. The less we need to wash the hair the better.” Catch up with Victoria’s latest hauls on and newest styles and reviews on

Introducing Pixiwoo - Sisters Samantha and Nicola Chapman who are professional makeup artists with their own makeup school and brush line. On their blog they create a wide variety of in-depth, yet easy-to-follow makeup tutorials. “We started our blog on YouTube tutorials over six years ago. Sam uploaded her first tutorial to explain to a client the best way to create a smokey eye. Rather than just explain in an email, she decided to upload a video. It got a great response so she created more. The rest is history!�


Style Icons “Our style icons include Kate Moss, Christina Hendricks, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, and Sienna Miller.”

Our Beauty & Makeup Musts • Aerin Rose Lip Conditioner • Kiehl’s Ultra Face Cream • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow • Cargo HD Perfect Mascara • Bobbi Brown Bronzer

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“I have been blogging and vlogging for about 5 years now. I started because I had a lot of free time while at university and felt my fashion course wasn’t giving me enough creative control. So I created my own place online where I could create, write and style whatever I wanted.” Sammi, a fashion styling graduate, has a penchant for street style and photography. This London-based blogger has built an international following with her style, beauty and lifestyle site. Not averse to a little pain, this fabulous fashionista also flaunts quite the tattoo collection!

“Style and beauty still excite me every day, as they are forever changing and evolving. I absolutely love sharing my thoughts on products/launches and sharing my daily outfits with the world!”

Style Icons “My fashion icons include Miranda Kerr, The Olsens, Rumi from, and Alexa Chung.”

Spring Fashion Must-Haves “My must-have items for spring would include a swing dress layered with a tough biker jacket, a sheer maxi dress, which will be on-trend. I’m also ecstatic that Gingham will be making a comeback. I am obsessed with it in all colours!” Fashion Tips for Spring • Do an oversized top or oversized bottoms (like a large maxi skirt) but not both. • Mix and match colors and patterns, don’t follow rules about what you can’t wear, as style is expressive. • Go for accessories such as a leather bag, silver jewelry and either black boots or ballet flats.

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PHOTOS: TANYA BURR, PR PHOTOS Beauty expert Tanya Burr has taken YouTube by storm with her makeup and style tutorials since 2009. She has been featured on the pages of Wired, GQ and Elle, and has been seated front row at Mulberry, Topshop and Burberry at London Fashion Week. Tanya also offers her own lip gloss and nail polish line, which is available online and through Superdrug in the U.K.

Style Icons Tanya’s style icons include Olivia Palermo and Blake Lively.

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karina �mirnoff at Home

After 16 seasons as a pro on Dancing with the Stars, Karina Smirnoff recently announced that she would not be returning for the upcoming 20th season of the hugely popular ABC competition show.

With spring in the air and summertime just around the corner, our timing was perfect to meet up and talk about her next steps on and off the dance floor, and what’s on the horizon for this wildly talented dancer, actress and author. Secluded high above Los Angeles just below the internationally famous Hollywood sign, Karina’s cozy Mediterranean villa, like the lady of the house, radiates warmth, charm, and tranquility while buzzing with an undercurrent of positive energy. SCAN To experience this unstoppable force of nature.

Though many of her neighbors are members of Los Angeles’ power elite, and hers is a zip code enviable even by Hollywood standards, Karina’s path to fame and fortune began a long way from this glitzy hilltop neighborhood. Her success, in fact, is the product of a lifetime of hard work, determination and unwavering focus. Born in the Ukraine to Greek and Russian parents, Karina and her family immigrated to New York when she was 14, initially settling in the Bronx. Though she now happily resides on the West Coast, there is a part of this California girl that will always call New York home. Hyperactive as a child, Karina’s parents introduced her to figure skating at the age of two. As she laughingly recalls a photo of her two-year-old self on skates, dressed as a snowflake, Karina stated, “In America, that outfit might be considered child abuse!” 38 | Health Beauty Life Magazine

By Greg Root Photos: by Aaron Brown and courtesy Karina Smirnoff Hair & Makeup: by Nilo Rostai Wardrobe & Fashion Styling by Audrey Brianne Special thanks to Melissa Berger and Lindsay Rielly

Perched on a lushly terraced parcel, the home provides spectacular canyon views and includes peaceful Zen gardens, a game room, a designer kitchen, and all of the comfy amenities one would expect in the home of a major network celebrity.

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Figure skating led to gymnastics, ballet, years of piano lessons and finally, to ballroom dancing where the one-time tomboy fit perfectly into the mix of sports, teamwork, show business, and glamour. Karina recalls that she fell in love with the style of ballroom dancing from the get-go. It not only showed her “the girly side of things,” but it allowed her to learn the art of telling a story through dance.

Who Knew?

Karina graduated from Fordham University with a double major in economics and information system programming. While pursuing her degrees, she was also interested in becoming an attorney. Karina appreciates fine art and is currently enamored by the eco-friendly works of artist Parvez Taj. Karina gained her love for cinema as a child in her native Ukraine. Her first movie star crush? The Muscles from Brussels, Jean-Claude Van Damme. Karina practices Krav Maga, the highly refined self-defense system developed by the Israeli Military.

Dancing with the Stars Karina knew most of the dancers who appeared on Strictly Come Dancing, the long running British precursor to ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Though invited to be a part of that show, at the time Karina’s busy ballroom schedule prevented her from accepting until she found the time to say yes to Season 3 of American Dancing with the Stars. Thankfully she did and has graced the Mirror Ball stage for 16 successful seasons.

An Actor is Born Karina mentions that one of her favorite partners on DWTS (in addition to Corbin Bleu and J.R. Martinez) was actor-producer Ralph Macchio, with whom she collaborated for her critically acclaimed lead film debut in Across Grace Alley.


It’s no wonder that Karina’s debut was universally well received; her well-honed ability to tell a story with dance translates well into acting where, like high-level dancing, less is more.


In dancing, the more you swing your arms around, the less story you will be able to tell.

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Ever wonder how Karina achieves her flawless look? Health Beauty Life was able to sneak in a few gotta-know questions while she was in makeup before her photo shoot. Let’s listen in…

hbl What do you use so your makeup

You work up quite a sweat dancing. stays put?

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Nowadays, there is advanced technology in everything including makeup. I love the Stay All Day Beauty Balm from Stila…One of the brands that I go to the most. I can literally go to yoga, sweat for two hours and when I come out, it’s still on. It’s still working! Whether my physical activity is hiking or yoga or Pilates, I tend to not wear a lot of makeup along with lashes, even though I know a lot of people who do.

Speaking of lashes, yours are so beautiful. What’s your secret?

My mom and dad are from Russian-Greek cultures. My mom taught me from the early days to use diluted olive oil to remove makeup, which helps the eyelashes stay moisturized and helps with the growth. Lately, I invested in a small bottle of Latisse. The bottle is this big, (thumb and index finger almost together) but it does wonders for the lashes.

Tan? Self tan? Spray tan?

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What are your favorite makeup brands? I love Stila and I love Tarte. I feel like they have so many choices for everyday natural makeup, event makeup and show makeup with glitter and sparkle. I also love Marc Jacobs Foundation. It’s oil-free and stays on all day.

Guy liner? No guy liner. No man-scara! No man purse! Not to mention that your natural makeup is facial hair. You can take it away. You can do different stuff with it. You can do a three-day shadow. The stuff that men can do with their facial hair is sexy, and unique, and masculine, and hot!

SCAN To view Karina’s complete beauty segment.

I’ll be very honest. When I was younger, I thought tanning beds were God’s gift to earth! Now, I realize the damage they can do and I would never use one or let my children use one, when you can literally go spend 30 minutes to get a beautiful spray tan that lasts a week and doesn’t damage your skin.

With her book flying off the shelves, a new dance tour where she is the lead judge, a new TV show, and another movie on the horizon, Karina’s 2015 dance card is seriously full. Of course, she wouldn’t have it any other way!

But, for those who don’t want a spray tan, there are over the counter products like Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs that you can put on. It doesn’t come off on your clothes, and it works. Take a shower and ‘shebang’ you’re pale again. Casper is back!

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Niagara From Every Angle Niagara Falls, the magnificent waterfalls that straddle the Canadian / U.S. border, is a historic and awe-inspiring destination that proudly welcomes millions of visitors every year. Located on the Niagara River, the falls form the southern end of the Niagara Gorge and include the beautiful Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. When visiting this natural wonder, it’s easy to see why Niagara is so very popular. The perpetual roar of the water, the stunning views and the feel of the mist on your face offer an invigorating and truly unforgettable experience. A major vacation destination for over a century, modern advances and family-friendly venues make for new and exciting adventures. While in town, be sure and experience Niagara from every possible angle. In addition to witnessing the great falls from land on either side of the border, you can take a cruise for a water level look, venture behind the falls for an immersive experience or even fly overhead with an exciting helicopter tour. There is also a historic venue that dangles you over a massive whirlpool for a glance straight down into the churning water. For the nature-inclined, there are plentiful paths that take you along the banks of the waterways and through the scenic foliage-covered woods. In addition to the popular Queen Victoria Park, a visit to the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens is a feast for the eyes and the adjoining Butterfly Conservatory is a fluttering experience all its own. For the amusement of kids (and adults alike), consider a visit to Clifton Hill’s world famous Street of Fun by the Falls, which includes Movieland, miniature golf, bowling and a host of other entertaining options. There are also plenty of restaurants and shops, as well as the 175-foot-tall giant wheel with amazing views above Niagara Falls day or night. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a family vacation, set your sights on Niagara as a must-see destination. You won’t be disappointed!

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DID YOU KNOW Over 40 million gallons of water go over the brink of the Horseshoe Falls every minute during peak daytime hours, enough to fill 1 million bathtubs!

By Kelly Taggart Photos: Allen Carrasco, Niagara Parks Commission, Niagara Helicopters, Hornblower Niagara Cruises, and Clifton Hill Resorts.

SCAN To witness Niagara from every angle.

Niagara by Boat

Hornblower Niagara Cruises

If discovering Niagara by boat appeals to your adventurous side, consider a tour that takes you as close as possible to the breathtaking rush of thundering water and mesmerizing mist of the magnificent falls. This heart-pounding, once-in-a-lifetime experience promises to leave you absolutely drenched in awe. Venture into the Niagara Great Gorge and journey past the American Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and into the very heart of the famous Horseshoe Falls. With packages that include the Voyage to the Falls, Sunset Cocktail Cruise or the nightly Falls Illumination Cruise, Hornblower Niagara Cruises offer a thrilling new way to experience Canada’s most spectacular wonder of the world. These double-hulled catamarans provide safe, stable rides and allow you to either stay cozy in a dry zone or to experience the misty sensation on the 360-degree observation deck. Located on the Niagara Parkway at the north end of Queen Victoria Park, Hornblower Niagara Plaza is close to the Rainbow Bridge and Oakes Garden Theatre at the foot of the Clifton Hill area.

Hornblower Niagara Cruises 5920 Niagara Parkway Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada L2E 6X8 1-905-NIAGARA

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The Flight of a Lifetime Niagara Helicopters

For the ultimate view of Niagara, be sure and take a helicopter tour of the area. It’s a unique, eye-in-the-sky perspective that combines adventure and spectacular views over one of the world’s most amazing natural wonders. The Niagara Helicopters’ aerial tour of Niagara starts with the Sir Adam Beck Generating plant and the Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture and follows the Niagara River over the churning whirlpool at the Whirlpool Rapids and the Rainbow Bridge. The lush beauty of Queen Victoria Park stretches below as the helicopter passes by the American Falls and the Skylon Tower and then follows the curve of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls allowing passengers to witness rainbows projecting from every direction. With large windows that are ideal for the avid photographer, the 12-minute tour is also narrated in a dozen languages with taped commentary available through individual headsets. Departing daily (weather permitting) from 9:00 am until sunset, the flight is the perfect opportunity to see the area from a unique point of view.

Niagara Helicopters 3731 Victoria Avenue Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, L2E 6V5









Hair & Skin

It’s a Balancing Act An out-of-balance pH can cause everything from breakouts to wrinkles, but most people don’t even know the cause. If you long for healthy hair and skin, study up on some of the basics so you too can look and feel your best.

Did you know….? How does your body naturally protect your skin? The Acid Mantle

Imagine this

The body’s largest organ is the skin made of the same stuff as your hair and nails.

Healthy hair and skin have a pH range between

as a protective, invisible layer around your skin.

The acid mantle is affected by changes in your pH.


pH Scale measures the power of hydrogen

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Too Low = Oily

3.5–6.0 = Healthy

Too high = Dry

pH &


Your Body

OILY Too low pH SKIN




Your eyes average a pH of

causes oily scalp

Properly Balanced pH creates



“No-tear” shampoos are balanced to match the pH of the eye! Safe for eyes, but harsh on hair and skin.



HIGH color fading pH and split

DRY Too low pH SKIN


It's time to reBALANCE To achieve balance the way nature intended, be sure and use only pH balanced and stable personal care products that are gentle on your hair and skin. That way you can show off your radiant best!

Journey Behind the Falls Offering a completely different vantage point, the Journey Behind the Falls tour takes you on a voyage deep below and behind the heart of Niagara. On your 30-45 minute tour, descend 150 feet through the bedrock to tunnels that lead to the Cataract Portal and the Great Falls Portal, which is one third of the way behind the massive sheet of water.

Enjoy the awe-inspiring sights from the Upper and Lower Observation Decks at the very foot of the falls. Stand in the mist where the mighty Horseshoe Falls crash down from over 130 feet above and experience the thunderous roar from one-fifth of the world’s fresh water racing down to the basin below. During the height of the summer season, over 740,000 gallons of water traveling 25 miles per hour thunder over the edge every second. An amazing sight any time of the year!

Journey Behind the Falls 6650 Niagara Parkway Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada L2G 0L0 (877) 642-7275

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Whirlpool Aero Car FASHION



In operation since 1916, the Whirlpool Aero Car travels between two different points of the Canadian shore of the Niagara River over the spectacular whirlpool rapids. Suspended from six sturdy cables, the antique cable car safely carries 35 standing passengers 3,600 feet roundtrip over the stunning but turbulent water below. The tour offers a unique view of the natural phenomenon, which formed at the end of the rapids where the Great Gorge turns abruptly counterclockwise and the Niagara River escapes through the narrowest channel in the gorge.

Whirlpool Aero Car

3850 Niagara Parkway Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada L2E 6T2 (877) 642-7275

White Water Walk After your Whirlpool Aero Car tour, don’t forget to check out the White Water Walk and stroll the boardwalk alongside the raging rapids that twist and turn through this incredible waterway. Designated Class VI rapids, this is one of the world’s most dangerous stretches of whitewater and a must-see for river rafting enthusiasts. On your tour, marvel at the relentless power and beauty of nature and learn how the deep and narrow Great Gorge was created.

White Water Walk

4330 Niagara Parkway Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada L2E 6T2 (877) 642-7275

Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens Located on the scenic Niagara Parkway and the Great Gorge, Niagara Parks’ Botanical Gardens is just a 10-minute drive north of the Niagara Falls. Established in 1936, the Botanical Gardens offer 99 acres of beautifully maintained grounds. Walk along the meandering paths and discover perennials, rhododendrons, azaleas, a formal parterre garden, shade, herb and vegetable plantings, as well as the world-famous rose garden featuring over 2,400 roses. This beautiful garden setting is also home to the Butterfly Conservatory and serves as the unique outdoor classroom for students attending the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture.

Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens

2565 Niagara Parkway Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada (905) 356-8119

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Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory A magical attraction, the Butterfly Conservatory features over 2,000 of these colorful, tropical, winged insects floating freely among lush, exotic blossoms and greenery. Wander through the rainforest setting, past a reflective pond and shimmering waterfall and the Emergence window, where butterflies leave their pupae and prepare to take their first flight.

Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory

2565 Niagara Parkway Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada (905) 356-8119

Fun By the Falls Clifton Hill

To enjoy all that Niagara Falls has to offer, spend some quality family time at Clifton Hill’s world famous Street of Fun by the Falls. Located on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, Clifton Hill offers exciting attractions, resort hotels, restaurants, shops and nightclubs, with fun experiences for everyone. Where else can you ride a giant wheel 175 feet above Niagara Falls for the most amazing views, golf with life-size dinosaurs in a 36-hole mini-golf adventure or be challenged by over 300 interactive games at Canada’s largest entertainment complex?

Sky Wheel

Soar 175 feet above Niagara Falls for the most spectacular views of the Niagara River, Niagara Parks and Clifton Hill that you will ever experience. Imagine the pictures that you can snap from this vantage point as you are treated to memorable views of the Horseshoe and American Falls, the Niagara River Niagara Parks and other landmarks. Climate controlled gondolas provide year round sightseeing comfort, day and night. The ride duration varies from 8 to 12 minutes with spectacular aerial views for miles in every direction. Consider an evening ride for dazzling views of the glittering lights of Clifton Hill and the surrounding Niagara skyline.


See top movie, television and music celebrities up close and personal at Movieland wax museum. Take your picture with Hollywood sensations like Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones and Tom Hanks as Forest Gump, or let the kids share snaps with Justin Bieber, Hannah Montana, Harry Potter, and many others. For those brave enough, visit the optional “House of Horrors” at the end of your Museum tour. It’s one of the most hair-raising horror chambers you’ll ever experience...if you dare!

Great Canadian Midway

A family favorite, the Great Canadian Midway entertainment complex offers 70,000 square-feet of interactive games with old favorites such as Skee-Ball and Roll-a-Ball or new hits like Super 21 and Deal or No Deal. There’s also the Ghost Blasters Dark Ride where you’ll journey through a freaky haunted house and the Wild West Coaster movie in the spectacular XD Theater.

Dinosaur Adventure Golf

Located behind the Niagara SkyWheel is Dinosaur Adventure Golf, one of the nation’s largest miniature golf courses. It features 70,000 square feet of playing surface with two 18-hole courses, Raptor Run and T-Rex Trek, which are populated with 50 astonishingly realistic and life-sized dinosaurs, many which loom over 30 feet high.

Wizards Glow in the Dark Miniature Golf

For a unique twist on a classic amusement, play 18 holes at Wizards Glow in the Dark Miniature Golf. This challenging glow-in-the-dark course showcases brightly colored exhibits of wizards, trolls and dragons making it easy to get lost in a medieval story of fantasy and wonderment.

Strike Rock N’ Bowl

If you’re looking for some great family entertainment, look to Clifton Hill’s Strike Rock N’ Bowl for an ultimate place to play. It features 25,000 square feet of high-energy entertainment with 14 full-size 10-pin bowling lanes, billiard tables, arcade games, and more. Clifton Hill also boasts some of Niagara Falls’ best theme restaurants and dining chains that cater to many different tastes. And for those looking to enjoy the nightlife, there are plenty of popular hot spots just waiting for you to explore. In addition, Clifton Hill offers some of the best in retail with its collection of specialty gift shops, confectionery stores and one-of-a-kind souvenir outlets.

Clifton Hill Resorts

4960 Clifton Hill Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, L2G 3N4

A sincere “thank you” to the following people for making our Niagara Must-See Travel Guide a success. Niagara Parks Commission Leanne Cummings Janice Thomson Holly Goertzen Niagara Falls Tourism Toni Williams Hornblower Niagara Cruises Maddie Philips Joanna Presti Mory DiMaurizio Clifton Hill - Fun by the Falls Joel Noden Christine Lynn Niagara Helicopters Anna Pierce Christina Perri

WHAT'S IN HER BAG? Reality star Katie Maloney of the Bravo series Vanderpump Rules spills her bag and ‘fesses up about her must-have contents. Here are some of her fave on-the-go products. “My favorite bag is my Croc and Chain City Bag from Zara. It's the perfect size and goes with everything. Besides my staples (iPhone, wallet and keys) I would say 90% of the contents in my purse are makeup!” “I always have my fave lip balm, Fresh Sugar Balm in rose. It has just a little tint of pink and makes my lips super soft! I also like to keep all the essentials on hand for touch ups. I always have a tube of Benefit's They're Real Mascara, a black eyeliner pencil and Benefit's Hello Flawless powder. I have at least three lip colors as well: My favorite nude lipstick by MAC in Velvet Teddy, a great red like Stila’s matte liquid lipstick in Beso and a fun color like Lime Crimes Poisonberry.” “Definitely always have to have cinnamon gum on hand and a pair of shades like my current mirrored lens Ray-bans that have velvet rims. And finally, some bobby pins and hair ties if I need a quick hair change. The rest falls into the ‘how'd that get in there?’ category.”

Zara Croc and Chain City Bag


Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 in Rose

MAC Black Eyeliner Benefit 'Hello Flawless!' SPF 15

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso

Benefit They're Real Mascara

MAC Lipstick in Velvet Teddy

Lime Crime Poisenberry Liquid Lip Stain

Bobby Pins

Ray-Ban Chris Velvet Wire-Rim Mirror Sunglasses

Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflé Water resistant, pigmented, and unapologetically shimmery, this is the blush/highlighter we imagine a mermaid would use.

Angel Eau Sucrée A lighter take on the original cult classic. Notes of red berries and caramelized meringue make this perfume smell almost edible.

Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil The anti-aging holy grail. Super hydrating Maracuja oil infuses skin with fatty acids that protect against dryness and the other dreaded signs of aging.

Editor's Picks

Boscia Cool Blue Hydration Essence The newest straight-from-Korea skincare essential? Essences. Pat this cool blue formula into skin just after cleansing for the silkiest and brightest skin of your life.


Smashbox Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Color A long wear lipstick that doesn’t dry out lips? Believe it. Vitamin E and conditioning pigments last all day without leaving lips the texture of raisins.

Givenchy Terre Exotique Healthy Glow Powder This gorgeous powder gives skin an ethereal glow without being shimmery. The stunning design and formula is almost too pretty to use, but the perfect golden glow it leaves is well worth it.

Comptoir Sud Pacifique Fleurs Des Caraibes Smells like a Caribbean night in full bloom. Passion fruit, star fruit, and Tahitian vanilla beans create an exotically floral vibe.

Mermaid Perfume The perfect blend of creamy coconut and orange blossoms make you feel like the real deal. The only thing better would be if perfectly tousled beach waves were included.


Bobbi Brown Beach Oil This vitamin infused luxury oil gives skin a sexy sheen and smells exactly like a relaxing day spent lounging at the beach.

With spring finally here, a far-flung tropical getaway is at the top of the priority list. Take an instant beach vacation with these indulgent tropical scented products we’re loving right now.


Clinique Up-Lighting Liquid Illuminator

Benefit High Beam

Ready for glowing, luminous skin right now? Here’s the fastest and most effective way to get it. Start with an at home peel that will deeply exfoliate to reveal the fresh skin that’s underneath. Follow with an antioxidant serum, which brightens up the face and acts like an espresso shot for tired complexions. After the serum dries, mix a few drops of liquid or gel bronzer into moisturizer and apply over the face, focusing on cheeks, top of forehead, and places the sun would naturally hit. Top cheekbones, Cupid’s bow, and brow bone with a highlighter, and blend outward to diffuse product into the skin.

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster

Perricone MD Blue Plasma

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hen a woman is dissatisfied with the size, shape or consistency of her breasts it can be difficult to feel attractive and feminine. Pregnancy, the effects of age or even weight loss can leave breasts smaller or less firm than before. For many women, breast augmentation can offer the desired natural looking fullness, which can in turn help them enjoy life with self-assured confidence.

Case Study After 18 years of having breast implants, Kaneta was noticing some deflating in her right saline implant. Since receiving the original augmentation, she has experienced an active lifestyle, childbirth and the natural loosening of skin that comes with age. According to triple board certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo of La Jolla Plastic Surgery and Dermatology, this is not that unusual as there is a deflation rate of 1-2% per year for many older implants. There has been some chatter that early silicone implants were associated with many autoimmune diseases or even breast cancer, but Dr. Chaffoo sites that a multitude of credible sources, including the FDA, have not found an association. Based on these findings, silicone implants have been re-released onto the market, but now with better technology. The shells are now sturdier and the material on the inside is not a liquid, rather a gel-like substance that Dr. Chaffoo affectionately calls gummy bears. If you want to completely avoid silicone, Dr. Chaffoo recommends staying away from implants all together, as even the saline versions have a silicone shell. He also points out that for any foreign material, the body knows that it does not belong and covers it in a scar tissue, which actually offers a form of insulation. That way, in the unlikely event that an older implant actually leaks, the scar tissue acts as a buffer.

Sizing Up Dr. Chaffoo also points out that there are no standardized cup sizes in the medical field, as the industry goes by CCs for implants, versus an alphabetical ranking. There are different styles and base widths for implants, not to mention different composites, and what looks good on one woman would look totally different on another. When asked about the process of breast augmentation, Dr. Chaffoo said, “To pick a breast size, I first get a feel for what the patient thinks is attractive.

What their concept of beauty is using photos of other women with a similar body type as reference. We also introduce sizers in a bra to try on a larger size and get a feel for what such an increase will be like.” He continues, “At the time of the surgery, I make an incision either around the nipple or in the breast fold and a sterile spacer is put in place to get a better idea of what the augmentation will look like. In the case of a woman with little soft tissue to begin with, the implants are placed under the muscle, versus on top. This provides a more natural looking blend and offers less hardening of the capsule, but does require a different level of recovery.”

“Plastic Surgery is all about the details where millimeters count as you strive to get the BEST outcome for each patient.” Choosing to undergo cosmetic surgery is an exciting, but serious decision. It’s important for a woman to feel comfortable and confident about the choice, so Dr. Chaffoo suggests looking for a plastic surgeon who not only does breast augmentations but who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He also suggests making sure that the doctor has privileges at local hospitals in the remote event that a complication develops during outpatient surgery.

Great Results In Kaneta’s case, her replacement surgery went well. She has completely healed and her new implants have given her a renewed sense of confidence! For more information about options for breast augmentation, please visit


By: Kay Harris-Ross Photos: Aaron Brown, Shutterstock

Dancing the Dream with

sharna burgess Southern California’s spectacular Terranea Resort provided a sparkling backdrop for an intimate visit with fast rising super star, ballroom dancer, choreographer and host, Sharna Burgess.

By Greg Root Photos: by Aaron Brown, Tracy Martin and Sharna Burgess

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Beautiful and athletically gifted, the Australian tomboy who found early success in sports and dance parlayed her determination, poise, and natural grace into a primetime gig on ABC Television’s Dancing with the Stars.

A Life on the Dance Floor

Sharna discovered her love for dance before she turned five. While other children played, Sharna trained, honing her skills in ballet, jazz and gymnastics, and began her professional career in ballroom dancing by the age of eight. At 15, after earning numerous local and national titles in her native Australia, Sharna was chosen to represent her country at the World Championships in both Standard and Latin styles, and performed in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games closing ceremony.

From the U.K. to The Great White Way By 18, Sharna moved to London and collected additional titles and trophies. She won rave reviews on tour with the show Simply Ballroom and then went to New York to star on Broadway in Burn the Floor. Next Sharna landed her first television appearances on the Australian Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance, Holland.

Today you can catch the auburn-haired beauty on ABC Television’s longtime hit series, Dancing with the Stars. Tune in Mondays 8:00pm Pacific and Eastern/ 7:00pm Central. You can also keep up with Sharna at

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Hair Restoration with Dr. Chaffoo


hinning hair can undermine the selfesteem of even the most confident person. In an effort to retain a youthful appearance with a full head of hair, many people look to various hair restoration methods as a solution.

According to Dr. Chaffoo, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon in San Diego, California, hair surgery is one of the most critical aesthetic procedures, as it is permanent and can’t simply be covered or hidden. “We’ve all seen bad plastic surgery and bad hair surgery,” exclaims Dr. Chaffoo. “I tell patients that great plastic surgery whispers while bad plastic surgery screams. Nothing is more true, certainly, than in hair surgery.”

The recovery time is also shorter and the procedure doesn’t leave a visible scar. The older techniques, which are still used in many clinics, use the strip method. A full segment of scalp is removed, which is a deep and invasive procedure that tends to leave a long scar across the back of the head that may be difficult or impossible to conceal.

“It’s as critical how you harvest the hair as how you plant the hair.”

He continues, “From the design of the hairline to the team and devices used, it’s all vital to achieving an aesthetic result. There are also so many options out there for hair restoration and the key is to find something that really works well, gets reproducible results, has FDA approval, and a long safety record.”

Dr. Chaffoo also points out these linear scars are very unpredictable, as many patients get a scar that widens and it tends to thin out the hair around it. Since you’ve only got a limited number of donor sites in which to transplant elsewhere and in the case of strip procedures, you’ve lost that area.

Of all of the hair restoration methods available, this specialist feels that the NeoGraft shines as a system. This process automates the latest techniques for a safe, advanced, minimally invasive alternative to traditional hair transplant procedures.

“The beauty with the NeoGraft system is that it extracts the follicular unit but does not damage the surrounding tissue,” says Dr. Chaffoo. “After the follicular units are removed, the scalp just contracts down and the surrounding units contract in and that scar heals up so that it is virtually imperceptible.”

Technically a form of follicular unit extraction (FUE), NeoGraft takes hair grafts from the back of the head (where hair is genetically programmed not to fall out) so they can be placed in thinning or balding areas. Compared to the more common “strip” or follicular unit transplantation surgery, the less costly FUE procedure maximizes the use and preservation of the finite amount of donor hair available. It can be performed with local anesthetic and results in minimal bleeding. 68 | Health Beauty Life Magazine

Comparing Apples to Oranges… or in this Case Strip Grafts to NeoGrafts Our publisher, Patrick Dockry, is still numb from his strip graft surgery done at another clinic over a decade ago. Although he had great results otherwise, he has opted to go with the NeoGraft procedure for an update to his continued thinning.

For Patrick’s procedure, the target transplant area is outlined. The donor area in back is shaved and then re-outlined with a Sharpie to clearly identify the site. To anesthetize the affected nerve endings, a local anesthetic called Lidocaine is laced with epinephrine, which helps constrict the blood vessels. When injected, it helps minimize the amount of bleeding during the procedure, as the scalp is the most vascular part of the body. The punches used to extract the grafts come in a variety of sizes ranging from 1.25 mm to.8 mm but in this case a 1.0 mm was used as Patrick has larger groupings of hair follicles to be harvested. The needle is inserted about 1 mm deep into the scalp at the donor area and then the NeoGraft unit vacuums out the graft, which is immediately placed into a saline solution to keep it moist and help minimize any damage normally incurred from handling. About 1000 grafts, each with 2-5 hairs per follicular unit, are transplanted into the receiving area using a 16 or 18 gage needle. Single hairs are placed at the hairline in front while multiple-hair grafts are transplanted further back. The next day, Patrick has slight swelling on his forehead and on top of his head where more grafts were transplanted in the crown. There are also small black “crustings” at each transplant site that, according to Dr. Chaffoo, will flake off in another week and will soon be replaced by hairs. Those hairs fall out in about three months and then new hair grows in place. Typically it takes 12-15 months to realize the full effect of the NeoGraft procedure. In the mean time, the donor site has recovered and has been fully restored with normal hair growth. Several weeks after the surgery, Patrick is now proud to show off his full head of hair!

La Jolla Hair MD 9850 Genesee Avenue, Suite 480 La Jolla, California 92037 844-567-HAIR (4247)

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By: Kelly Taggart Photos: Aaron Brown

Making Good for Carter’s Kids By Kay Harris–Ross Photos Courtesy Carter Oosterhouse and Carter’s Kids

Carter Oosterhouse is married to actress Amy Smart, who is also active in the organization.


ounded by Carter Oosterhouse, known from popular series such as FYI Network’s Rowhouse Showdown, HGTV’s Carter Can, Red Hot & Green, Celebrity Motor Homes, and more, Carter’s Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to partnering within communities to enable children to improve their social, physical and cognitive development through play. In addition to creating awareness about fitness and self-esteem for our youth, the foundation is also committed to combating the issue of childhood obesity, which has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The percentage of children in the United States aged 6–11 years who are considered to be obese has increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 20% by 2008. Similarly, the percentage of obese adolescents aged 12–19 years has increased from 5% to 18% over the same period of time. And, high blood pressure, diabetes, as well as heart and kidney disease are occurring more often for children and at a younger age. Obesity also carries over into adulthood with a current rate of 34.5% in the United States, or one in every three adults. This increased amount of adult obesity has also led to higher

rates of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and even cancer. So the issue is clearly a serious one and is at epidemic proportions. Knowing that children need a minimum of 60 minutes of active play daily (in addition to balanced food consumption), Carter’s Kids has made it their mission to increase the activity level in children by developing and building community parks and playgrounds in their neighborhoods. This goal has led to building various projects in communities all over the United States and has given kids the opportunity to take an active part in building up their community by using, sharing, and caring for these wellpurposed public spaces. Having these parks in the community also helps to fight gang violence and gives kids a safe place to play. “These playgrounds demonstrate a community’s core values and create healthier places to live, work and play,” states founder of the namesake charity, Carter Oosterhouse. “It’s an incredible thing to be a part of and knowing that they will have a long lasting effect on the community is something we’re really proud of.” This celebrity-backed foundation works closely with neighborhood children to ensure that they are

involved participants in the building process from beginning to end. This collaborative effort insures that they will be active and creates a connection with the kids and their space so that they gain the sense of ownership and pride for something that they helped build.

“There is no greater sense of satisfaction than when you see something that you’ve built being enjoyed by others.” Working hard to promote active lifestyles for our kids, Carter’s Kids is seeking corporate sponsorships to help fulfill their mission. To find out how you can help support their efforts or even get involved at a local level, please visit

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Overcoming Infertility with IVF C

ouples desiring to have children can find themselves heartbroken when challenged with infertility issues. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), 6.7 million women or almost 11% of the U.S. population have faced such concerns, which may explain the rise in popularity of fertility services in recent years. In fact, according to the same sources, over 7 million women of childbearing years (15-44) have used some form of fertility service in an attempt to get pregnant.



Infertility is not just a female issue, in fact about 40% of the time there are obstacles to overcome on the male side.

One of the processes used for impregnation is In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). This is a method in which oocytes (eggs) are fertilized outside of the womb under strict laboratory conditions. The resulting embryos are transferred to the patient’s uterus with the intent to establish a pregnancy. Initially, IVF was developed to overcome infertility due to fallopian tube problems in women but according to Dr. Smotrich at La Jolla IVF, it has become an appropriate treatment for virtually all forms of infertility in both men and women. “There have been tremendous advancements in IVF over the last several years. The first IVF child was born in London in 1978, but since her birth, there have been over 5 million children born worldwide using this technology. We have been able to learn more and more about egg quality and sperm quality, and when we place them together, embryo quality. This allows us to offer this type of therapy for women and men from all over the world and from all walks of life,” states Dr. Smotrich. He continues, “From the ability to freeze sperm, which we’ve had for many, many years, to freezing embryos, which we’ve had since 1981, to perfecting the ability to freeze eggs, we help couples who thought they’d never have the ability to have a genetic child.”

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A Personal Story In the case of Monica and Patrick Dockry, infertility issues had plagued them for years. After conceiving naturally and suffering a series of miscarriages, the couple sought professional assistance from Dr. Smotrich at La Jolla IVF in hopes of making their dreams of having a family come true. In the Dockry’s case, Dr. Smotrich figured that there was likely a chromosomal issue with the embryos and that Monica’s uterus also had an anatomic situation preventing the embryo from implanting. In her case she had several smooth muscle tumors in the uterus called fibroids. Depending on its position, a fibroid can prevent an embryo from implanting, from continuing to grow and develop, or can even block the blood supply, which would ultimately lead to a miscarriage. Dr. Smotrich also points out that for women past the age of 35, there’s a higher likelihood of producing embryos that are not chromosomally normal. This scenario runs the risk of the embryo not implanting, or if it does implant, the body may naturally eliminate it. To increase the chances of producing a genetically sound embryo, IVF became a viable fertility option for the Dockrys. After off-site uterine surgery to remove numerous fibroids, Monica healed well and soon began the IVF treatment, which started with ovarian stimulation. The treatment cycle consisted of a regimen of fertility medications to stimulate her ovaries to produce multiple follicles with oocytes. Injectable gonadotropins (usually follicle-stimulating hormone analogues) were given and Monica was closely monitored with blood tests and ovarian ultrasounds to assess the response of her ovaries. Once the oocytes reached the appropriate maturity, human chorionic gonadotropin (B-hCG) was introduced. This substance acts as an analogue of lutenizing hormone and causes ovulation about 36 hours after the injection, but the egg retrieval procedure takes place just prior to that time in order to recover the eggs from the follicles. With Monica under anesthesia, her eggs were collected using a needle guided by ultrasound. The follicles were aspirated and the follicular fluid was handed to the on-site IVF laboratory in order for the embryologist to identify the eggs.

During the egg retrieval, Patrick provided his semen, which was prepared for fertilization by removing the inactive cells and seminal fluid. Once in the laboratory, the oocytes were stripped of the surrounding cells and were then prepared for fertilization. Using intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), a single sperm was identified and injected into the cytoplasm of the egg, which ensures the highest amount of fertilization possible and thereby produces as many embryos as possible. Within 24 hours, evidence of fertilization was witnessed through the microscope and the fertilized egg was placed in culture media and was left to grow for about 48 hours. Three days after fertilization embryos can be transferred; however, Dr. Smotrich notes that a day-five embryo at the blastocyst stage provides a higher chance of pregnancy than a day-three embryo transfer.

Embryos were then graded by the embryologist according to the number of cells, growth and degree of fragmentation. The number of embryos to be transferred depends on the number of embryos available and the age of the woman producing the eggs. The rationale is to optimize the chance of pregnancy and minimize the chance of carrying a multiple pregnancy. In Monica and Patrick’s case, they also chose to have a Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) performed. That way only embryos that tested normal are transferred. The embryos that were graded as being the “best� were loaded into a thin plastic catheter, which was passed through the vagina and cervix into the uterine cavity under ultrasound guidance. The embryos were then deposited in the uterine cavity. After the embryo transfer procedure, a resting position was kept for about an hour and then Monica returned home and went on bed rest for three days.


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By: Kelly Taggart Photos: Aaron Brown, Allen Carrasco, Shutterstock and La Jolla IVF

When implanting the embryo, Dr. Smotrich looks for the signature bright white puff in the ultrasound, which is the reaction in the fluid surrounding the embryo. Finding this point of the process to be a very spiritual moment, with the patient’s permission, Dr. Smotrich recites the following Kabala prayer: Oervu u mala et ha-a retz (“fill the land”), which loosely translates to “be fruitful and multiply” in Hebrew. During the weeks following the embryo transfer, Monica received progesterone supplementation and was monitored with a series of blood tests. Approximately 12 days after the embryo transfer, the first pregnancy blood test was performed. In the case of a positive pregnancy test, a series of blood tests are carried out to follow the beta HCG levels and about six weeks after the transfer, the first pregnancy ultrasound can be performed. In case you are wondering how the process went for the Dockrys - meet little Diego, the very welcome result of one of their IVF procedures.

Lateral Moves

For those who have not been able to conceive even after rounds of IVF, Dr. Smotrich points out that there are other options. An embryo can be created from a donor egg either from a younger family member or an anonymous donor and implanted into a healthy uterus. There’s also embryo adoption, where couples with leftover frozen embryos allow them to be taken on by another couple. “There are tremendous breakthroughs that have occurred over the years that allow us to help a larger range of patients. Whether through egg donation, surrogacy, or genetic screening of embryos, it really has refined our practice,” says Dr. Smotrich. He continues, “Also, a growing number of women in their 20s and 30s are opting to have their eggs frozen as an insurance policy, as there has been a very high success rate with later fertilization and implantation.”

La Jolla IVF 9850 Genesee Avenue, Suite # 610 La Jolla, California 92037 (858) 558-2221

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Paleo-Friendly Cuisine with Daniel Green


charismatic gentleman with a swoon-worthy English accent, Daniel Green is a chef, international television personality and award-winning author. He is also a healthy eating expert and culinary artist for celebrities in England, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, and the United States and is a host/personality on EVINE Live.

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“My passion is healthy cooking!”

In addition to planning meals for two major international airlines, Daniel has developed in-room dining for several 5-star hotels in Asia including those owned by Accor, Shangri-La, Mandarin Oriental, Dusit Thani, Starwood and Marriott. He also hosts webisodes for United Health Care where he showcases nutritious, easy-to-make meals. In addition, he has cultivated an impressive international fan base through his many endeavors including a multitude of appearances on talk shows around the world. When asked about how he got his start, Daniel responded, “It all began when I lost weight. In fact, I lost 65 pounds, slowly and carefully, and I did it well using food. Since then I have worked hard to share my message about healthy eating.” The desire to educate others drove Daniel to publish his first book. There have been nine more publications since, all of which have been sold worldwide with one in print in 11 languages. Two of Daniel’s latest cookbooks have even won the prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Award in 2010 and 2011 for Best TV Celebrity Chef Cookbook. His most recent addition, his 10th book so far, is The Paleo Diet – The Food Your Body Was Designed to Eat, which is currently garnering great reviews. Daniel has also created his own range of healthy gourmet foods, ingredients and smart cooking tools. His products, which include gluten-free jams, spices and olive oil, have launched in premium lifestyle stores in Asia, Australia and the Unites States under Daniel’s personal brand, The Model Cook™. Gracing the Health Beauty Life kitchen with a personal visit, Daniel served up one of his go-to Paleo-friendly dishes from his recent book.

Thai Chicken Curry Serves 4 2 lbs.

chicken breast with no skin


red onion, sliced

1 Tbsp.

Thai red curry paste


dried lime leaves

1 2/3 c.

low fat coconut milk

2 c.

fresh spinach

2 Tbsp.

olive oil

A handful of fresh coriander leaves, chopped Heat a non-stick pan on high, add the oil and sauté the onions for 3-5 minutes. Cut the chicken into cubes or slices and add to the pan. Cook for about 5 minutes until all sides are brown. Stir in the curry paste and coconut milk and then decrease the heat to low. Add the lime leaves and spinach, cover and simmer for 8 minutes. Garnish with coriander and serve. Delish!


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Get the Look with Tawny Pierce

Fun, Easy Ways to Style Long Hair Spring is all about boho-chicness. From super-polished ponies to flower power accessories, when it comes to styling long hair, anything goes!

With a very Iggy Azalea meets I Dream of Jeannie appeal, end a smoothed-back pony with super swingy length. Start with smooth, dry hair. Brush all hair up on top of the head and gather into a high ponytail. Secure with a hair tie or ponytail clip and then smooth over the surface with a small amount of a creamy pomade to take down any flyaways.

Begin with smooth, side-parted hair and top off with a halo accessory. Use a few drops of treatment oil to tame frizz and add shine. Credits: Hair & Makeup by Tawny Pierce Photography by Aaron Brown Hair accessories courtesy Jewel Clip and Forever 21

Start with dry, straight hair. Place accessory across forehead to the ridge of head in back. Take a section of hair from one side and direct it back, tucking it from the top of the accessory and out from underneath. Take a section from behind the ear on that same side and repeat the process. Do the same thing on the other side.

Craft a couple of quick and loose braids for a hippie re-do. Begin with smooth, dry, side-parted hair. Place hair accessory on top of head like a headband (long string with feathers dangling from ends). Divide hair into two sections. Incorporating the rope from the accessory, create a very loose three-strand braid with one of the sections. Braid half way down and secure with a hair tie.

Take smooth, dry, side-parted hair and place a flowered headband or wreath on the top of your head. Take hair from in front and loosely sweep it back and tuck it into the accessory from the top. Repeat on the other side. Finish with a light spray wax for texture and body through the middle and ends.

Brush through already curly hair with a soft bristled brush. Taking downward strokes, start at the ends and work your way up each section of hair. Apply a small amount of a lightweight shine serum on your hands and work through hair to reshape the curls. Mist with firm hair spray to hold.

Look to fun, textured braids for naturally curly or curl-enhanced hair. Start with already curly hair. Avoid brushing prior to braiding, as you want to achieve big, messy texture. Pull all hair to one side. Begin a three-strand braid starting between the neck to the shoulder. Keep braid loose so you do not disturb the natural texture. Secure ends with hair tie. Pull opposing sides of the braid to loosen. Finish with light to medium hair spray to secure the hair in place.

Start with curly hair. Take completely random pieces in varying sizes from the ear forward. Twist the individual section back toward the crown and pin in place. The key to this style is imperfection. Visit to see selected styles come to life on video.

Create a side part all the way to the back of the head. Clip left section out of the way. Apply a classic, three-strand braid low on the right section and secure the ends with a hair tie. Twist the left section toward the right and wrap hair around the braid like a rope. Secure with another hair tie.

Divide dry hair into three sections: Bottom at the neck, middle and top of head. Starting with the bottom section and working forward, tease hair at the root. Smooth over the surface while rolling hair under and pin into place. Repeat with each of the next three sections. Cover any holes by pulling both sides of each roll. Secure in place with a small amount of dry wax on the sides and a super hold hair finishing spray all over.

: Using a Curling Iron: Start with dry, slept-on or air-dried hair. Take 2-4 inch sections, hold by the ends and, starting 4-6 inches out from the roots, wrap section around a 1.5-2 inch curling iron. Direct all sections away from the face. Once all sections are done run fingers through to soften hair. Using a Flat Iron: Begin with dry, slept-on or air-dried hair. Take uniform 2-3 inch sections 6-8 inches away from the scalp (so the curl holds better). Insert section into a flat iron, clamp down, roll the iron 180 degrees and then slide the iron with some tension through the ends. Once all sections are done, brush through for a looser, more volumized finish.

Tucked-back in front, this fun option for long hair flaunts lavish length in back. Start with smooth, center-parted hair. Isolate a two-inch section all around the hairline and direct that section back, placing into a low ponytail. Secure with a hair tie. Allow the rest of the hair to fall on top of the pony.

Start with smooth, dry hair. Create a precise center part and smooth all hair back into a low pony at the hairline. Secure with a hair tie. Finish with light amount of a wet gel and shine spray cocktailed together and lightly smooth flyaways down. Extra Tip: For a more polished finish, take a oneinch section of hair from the ponytail and wrap around the hair tie and then secure with a bobby pin.

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Sandstone is a very stable and grounded shade. It provides a return to nature and all that is beautiful, simple and memorable. Look to Essie Picked Perfect for an ideal and oh-so-earthy match.

Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue Serving as an anchor to the spring/summer 2015 fashion palette, Classic Blue is a shade that is strong and reliable and is perceived as thoughtful and introspective. Look to Sally Hansen Blue My Mind for the perfect nauticalinspired hue.

Pantone 16-1328 Sandstone

Pantone 16-3310 Lavender Herb A unique shade that adds a surprise to the seasonal palette, Lavender Herb is rich in nostalgia. This creative shade intrigues the eye and adds a distinctive color pop. For lavenderinspired nail color for spring 2015, look to ORLY Candy Shop and OPI São Paulo from the Brazil collection.


A juicy orange shade that is energizing, yet not jarring to the eye, Tangerine is striking enough to stand on its own and adds vitality to a printed pattern. Take a refreshing bite of Julep Harriet Boho Glam for a deeper, hue-packed version of this citrus-inspired splash.

Pantone 14-4102 Glacier Gray

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Glacier Gray is an unobtrusive neutral that contrasts and enhances. This timeless shade is quietly assuring and peacefully relaxing.

Lucite Green - a soothing green shade that is fresh and clarifying, cool and refreshing, with a minty glow.

Pantone 14-5714 Lucite Green A cross between Pantone’s Lucite Green and Glacier Gray, CND Vinylux Wild Moss offers a subdued green that nicely offsets other spring tones.

Pantone has always maintained the edge for seasonal color trends and has set the standard for designers worldwide. For spring 2015, these color experts have forecasted a move toward the cooler and softer side of the color spectrum for all things fashion. Taking a queue from the runways, there’s a somewhat eclectic, ethereal palette of understated brights, pale pastels and nature-esq neutrals taking the spotlight for this season’s nail color. 92 | Health Beauty Life Magazine

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aving starred in dozens of Pinoy films, Patricia Javier is known as P.J., the Sexy Diva of the Philippine Cinema. She has worked opposite many leading actors and showcased her range in all genres including action, comedy and drama with starring roles in daytime soap operas, as well as prime time guest appearances.


By: Kay Harris-Ross Photos: Aaron Brown and Genesis

This lovely Filipina actress is also a talented singer and dancer, who launched her first album in 2002. She records and performs on stage in both English and her native language of Tagalog. As a busy performer, she has toured all over the United States including San Diego, where she met her husband. They are now raising two sons in their Southern California home.

Healthy Chicken, Shrimp and Veggie Pancit Preparation Time: 45 minutes Serves: 6-8 • 3 8 oz packs rice bihon noodles

• 2 c. organic chicken broth

• 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken, cubed

• ¼ c. tamari

Known as Genesis to family and friends, and DJ G-Love to U.S. fans, this dazzling beauty continues to pursue her passion for the arts in the states. She has since won Mrs. Asia USA California and is currently head esthetician at M Beauty, a distinguished dermatology clinic in San Diego.

• 1 lb peeled shrimp

• 3 c. cabbage, chopped

• 4 Tbsp olive oil

• 1/2 c. shallots, chopped

• 2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced

• pepper, to taste

Spicing Things Up in the Kitchen

Soak noodles in a bowl of water for 15 minutes and then drain. Heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil, add the chopped shallots, sauté until crispy and then set aside.

Offering a healthy and slightly spicy twist on classic Filipino fare, Genesis proudly serves up a traditional dish called Pancit. Generally served at festive family occasions, this Filipino comfort food has many variations. Here is Genesis’ personal favorite, with a healthy, gluten-free variation.

• 1 purple onion, diced • 1 c. carrots, sliced • 1 c. green beans, sliced

• 2 c. celery, diced

• red chili pepper, to taste • sea salt, to taste • ¼ c. green onions, chopped • lemon slices

In a non-stick wok heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil and sauté garlic and onion. Add chicken and cook until golden brown. Add shrimp, carrots, green beans, and celery, seasoning to taste with sea salt, pepper, and chili pepper. Pour in organic chicken broth and tamari and then bring to a boil. Add cabbage and more chili pepper to taste and then reduce heat and simmer. Add noodles and drained shallots, simmer while stirring continuously until noodles are soft and clear. Dish it up on a flat serving tray and garnish with chopped green onions and lemon slices. Now grab a fork and twist it up!

Moisture Repair for Hair

Aveda Dry Remedy Moisturizing Shampoo One of a four part deep hydrating system, this shampoo gently cleanses and moisturizes dry, brittle hair with a delicate bergamot, lavender and ginger lily scent. A patented deep-moisture complex, which includes buriti oil, helps hydrate hair and leaves it soft, supple and shiny.

To keep your tresses looking their very best this season, amp up the moisture in your hair care routine. Here are some of our favorite moisturizing measures to ensure that your hair stays healthy and hydrated.

ENJOY Hydrating Conditioner Designed to hydrate coarse, curly or overly dry hair, this conditioner also detangles and eliminates frizz. Wheat amino acids attract and lock in moisture to the hair shaft while hydrolyzed soy protein acts as a smoothing and moisturizing agent. Avocado oil smoothes hair, locks in moisture and works as a natural detangler.

Kevin Murphy Hydrate-Me Wash This super smoothing and hydrating wash is packed with vitamins, essential oils, hydrolyzed silk extracts and kakadu plum, which stimulates production of elastin and collagen to help maintain hair’s luster and elasticity. It gives your strands a healthy glow and halts moisture loss.

ColorProof DeepQuench Moisture Masque Bain de Terre Coconut Papaya Ultra Hydrating Balm A deep penetrating balm, this ultra hydrating conditioner transforms overly dry, damaged hair with lasting shine and silky softness. It is infused with nourishing coconut and papaya oils plus argan and monoi oils that lavish hair in silky perfection.

This rich masque is specifically designed to infuse moisture deep into the hair shaft. It hydrates, nourishes and repairs, all while prolonging color life. Geranium extract works as an astringent while soybean protein conditions and moisturizes.

Verb Hydrating Conditioner KMS MoistRepair Shampoo

A deeply enriching and restorative formula that is built for dried out tresses. Keratin is the driving ingredient, working with quinoa and a complex blend of 18 other proteins to shield the hair shaft from damage caused by thermal tools and the elements.

This moisture rich shampoo works to restore and balance moisture levels in the hair. Vanilla fruit extract, aloe vera extract and avocado oil soothe and moisturize. Damaged strands are fortified and nourished and hair is left healthy, silky soft and glossy.

Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque This rich treatment deeply moisturizes and repairs hair, while providing a protective barrier from extreme temperatures. It’s ideal for hydrating over-processed, dry, brittle or damaged hair. Sea kelp trace minerals detoxify hair while argan oil restores shine and rebuilds hair elasticity. Shea butter deeply moisturizes and repairs damage to hair and scalp.

Adding Thermal Dynamics

Take your conditioning treatments to the next level by adding heat. After lathering up with shampoo and rinsing, add your conditioning treatment and allow it to set for several minutes to absorb into your hair. If conditioning in the shower, let the steam work for you or even add a hot towel to intensify the process. For deep treatments, step out of the shower and towel blot to remove the moisture. Slather conditioner on your damp strands, cover your hair with a plastic cap (like a one-use shower cap) to protect it and then add heat for 3-5 minutes. Your blow dryer is ideal or even a hood dryer, if you have one.




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