Monday, December 31, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Pierce Mattie Public Relations (www.piercemattie.com) has comprised a list of the hottest magazines ranging from industry leaders, quickly emerging stand outs, as well as publications that will be launching in 2008.
1. Vogue: Not having Vogue on the list would be a crime. Under Anna Wintour’s guidance, Vogue continues to remain a publication with an old fashioned sense of sophistication that is still able to capture women’s attention and create buzz among it’s demographic.
2. Esquire: Not only can Esquire boast a circulation bordering on the 1 million mark, but their website is ranked #2 by MinOnline.com for achieving the highest page views (4,417,927) and unique visitor count gains for a magazine brand in 2007.
3. Domino: With home magazines on the rise, Domino is emerging as a stand out publication. Under the helm of Editor in Chief Deborah Needleman, Domino has found success in relating to readers who are just as savvy about the style of their home as they are to the fashion that they wear.
4. Brides: Bridal magazine titles have increased 96% since 2002 and Brides magazine still has remained a powerhouse with the highest circulation, leading the way among their competitors.
5. Cookie: Parents who aren’t looking to compromise on style and aesthetics have found the perfect outlet in Cookie. Increasingly popular among fashionista’s who have graduated on to motherhood, Cookie’s focus on style, beauty and home décor has resonated with a sophisticated audience.
6. Real Simple: Time is a luxury and Real Simple has struck a chord with female readers looking to simplify their hectic lives. In this fast paced society, this easy to read publication continues to surge in popularity bordering on a circulation just shy of 2 million.
7. W: The fashion bible of the industry has been and will always be a must-read magazine. Those in the know are readers of W.
8. Genlux: Regional magazines are among the fastest growing in the publishing industry; in fact they were king in 2007 as the largest magazine category while Luxury magazines had the second highest launch rate in 2007. Genlux is the best of both worlds as a Los Angeles luxury-driven magazine; it’s the one magazine that has both editors and consumers raving.
9. Conde Nast Portfolio: This business publication for the influential executive trendsetters already has a circulation of 350,000 and it’s only been on newsstands less than 12 months. The business community is applauding Editor in Chief, Joanne Lipman, for this must-read that is sure to continue being hot in 2008.
10. Nylon: Nylon is the thinking fashionista’s style magazine. Consumers respond to Nylon’s smart writing and substance-based editorial.
11. Lucky: Despite an impending recession, women love to shop. Lucky brings the best style to the consumer from all price points, who right now, are all about knowing their options.
12. O, The Oprah Magazine: This goes without saying, whatever Oprah touches turns to gold. With a circulation of roughly 2.5 million, O magazine remains hot with no signs of burning out.
13. Garden & Gun: Amazingly the Evening Post Publishing Co. found a way to mix sporting life and southern landscapes as if it were completely natural. Being southern never looked so good.
14. Martha Stewart Living: Covering a broad spectrum of topics, Martha Stewart Living defines the home décor category. To date, Omnimedia’s hit publication is unparalleled in circulation (just over 2 million) and website traffic.
15. ZooZoom: As digital publications are becoming more prevalent, ZooZoom’s cinematic editorials are catching the eyes of those who view fashion as art. Visually appealing for the fashion intellectual, ZooZoom distinguishes itself from other digital magazines as the original online glossy.
16. Organic Spa: Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Mary Bemis has created a quite fervor among spa lifestyle enthusiasts. Just launched in January of 2007, Organic Spa has found its way onto the shelves of Whole Foods reaching a circulation of over 40,000 of those looking for the true meaning of Spa.
17. New York Look: Just launched at the end of November by New York Magazine, consider New York Look your supplement to Fashion Week. The imagery is mesmerizing with an insider’s view backstage, front row and even atop the runway.
18. IQONS: Following the success of the fashion industry’s answer to social networking, IQONS.com is launching its namesake magazine internationally in February during New York Fashion Week. Iconic fashion designer, Diane Pernet, will be Editor-in-Chief and with contributions from the IQONS community, the magazine is sure to be a success.
19. On Makeup Magazine: The February 2008 launch of On Makeup Magazine from The Powder Group is sure to catch the eye of makeup artists (both current and aspiring) as well as consumers with a love for the cosmetics industry. Positioned as distinctively pro-driven and consumer-friendly, we’re sure this quarterly publication will have readers rioting for it to be published monthly.
20. Latina: Ethnic magazine titles rose by 52% in 2007 and Latina, since 2003, has become one of the top ten fastest growing magazines in America. Its growth continues to surge and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.
About Pierce Mattie Public Relations: visit www.piercemattie.com
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
One of the best ways to improve the condition of your face is to use a combination of masks and creams to rejuvenate the skin, restoring moisture that has been lost.
When it comes to selecting masks and creams, you will really want to take into account the type of skin you have, so you can be sure that the mask and cream you choose matches your exact needs.
Often, the types of masks and creams you will run into include ones for dry skin, irritated skin, oily skin, regular skin, combination skin, or acne prone skin.
By selecting one that matches your current skin condition, you will ensure that it provides the greatest improvement to you.
Here are some masks and creams that you can make to use when you are really in the mood to pamper yourself.
Yogurt Face Mask For Sensitive Skin
This is a terrific and easy to make mask to use on sensitive skin when you want something that feels both cooling and refreshing. You can alter it to suite other skin types by adding a couple of drops of lemon or lime juice if you have oily skin, or a couple of drops of honey for those with dry skin.
1 cup natural yogurt
½ cup oatmeal (preferably non-sweetened)
Simply combine the two ingredients together and then dab it on to the face. Let sit for about 10-15 minutes and then wash off with a warm washcloth.
Oily Skin Oatmeal Face Mask
If you are prone to oily skin and want a simple to make mask that delivers great results, consider an egg white oatmeal face mask.
½ cup oatmeal
1 egg white
1 drop of lemon juice.
Mix the oatmeal and the egg white together first, then stir in a tiny amount of lemon juice. Spread this mixture (note that it will be thick) over your skin and let sit for about five minutes.
Once the time is up, simply rinse off by splashing the face with warm water and then laying a steamed washcloth on top of the skin for a few minutes.
Banana Face Mask For Oily Skin
Another great way to treat oily skin is with a banana face mask.
1 ripe banana
1 tbsp honey
lemon or orange juice.
First mash up the banana. Once it's turned into a paste-like consistency, mix in the honey and blend until distributed. Finally, stir in the orange or lemon juice and then apply to your face for 15 minutes. To remove this mask, use a cool washcloth or splash water over the skin.
Clay Face Mask For Anyone
If you want a generic clay face mask that will improve the condition of your skin, this is it. This mixture will keep for up to an entire month so make a large batch at a time and then store it in the fridge until you are ready to use it. Try and apply at least once each week.
1 ½ tsp green French clay
1 tsp kaolin clay
1 ½ tbsp aloe vera gel
1 tbsp rosewater
2 drops lavender oil
Begin by mixing the clays together first, then add in the remaining ingredients. Spread over your face and let sit for about 10 minutes or until dry and skin feels slightly tighter.
Carrot Face Mask For Oily Skin
If you're looking for a good natural face mask, this one is the perfect fit.
2-3 large carrots
4 ½ tbsp honey
First, cook the carrots so that they are soft enough to mash. Once you've drained the water, mash them up and then mix with honey. Spread over your face and let sit for about 10 minutes.
Rinse the face mask off with cool water and then follow it up with a thin layer of moisturizing cream.
So, next time you are looking to improve the condition of your skin, give a face mask some consideration. They are very simple to make if you do not wish to purchase one and often use ingredients that you'll typically find in your home pantry or fridge.
About Guest Blogger: Vicky is a freelance writer, editor, relationship expert, and soon to be author.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Thank you so much for working so hard to make such a high quality, good-for-your skin product.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
I got my hands on the Meridian Acne Therapy System to treat my embarrassing lame acne I seem to have earned as a mother of two and owner of a business. Yay. I thought it was stress at first, then I realized that I eat a bit of chocolate, in bar, cookie or ice cream form, oh.... every day. But I eat far less fried food and much less junk in general than I did when I was in High School and in College.
Monday, December 3, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
I need this in my hand right now. Where is the nearest cupcake shop? Damn, I miss NYC!! There are no cupcake factories or bakeries within miles here! Although, I saw a sign the other day of a new cupcake shop coming soon about 2 miles from my house. I will take my camera on opening day.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
I got so carried away with the uniforms and planes and copters and the sounds of jets blowing past, I inquired about the Navy. Now, I knew I was getting old, but this was the real eye opener- get this... I'm too old to join, even if I wanted to. The cut-off date is 33. I am, sadly, 37 years old.
That didn't help my headache.
The planes were awesome. Honestly, when F16's go by my whole body tuns to gel. An, of course, when they did the Missing Man Formation overhead, I cried as I do EVERY time I see that live.
Friday, November 9, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
So you want the juice on me?
1. I'm co-dependent. I have a tendency to make sure the people around me get what they need without thinking too much about how it will effect me. It comes from love, I tell ya!
2. I have a thing for late 60's early 70's muscle cars (mostly mopar) - Love old International Scouts, too! (cars, not the boys)
3. I continually do my own hair - cutting, dying...etc. because I am no good at delayed gratification at ALL. My friend Lola is always shaking her head at me. (She is a hair stylist in Williamsburg, NY).
4. I hate the cold, dark weather.
5. Eating out is one of my guilty pleasures.
6. I talk in my sleep.
7. I destroy common idioms - I can't ever remember them properly.
Example: A few years ago I wanted to say,"you threw a wrench in the works" and it came out "you threw a bone in the fan". My husband loved it so much, it has turned into a common saying around here and we use it all the time... How is it I remember that? (my kids are screwed).
Funny, I was just trying to remember the darn idiom and I asked my husband, Brad,"is it: a monkey in the wrench?" Of course, he laughed at me. I am hopeless.
Okay, I fessed up. So now I tag:
Soap Queen Anne-Marie
Stellar Beauty Jeannie
Playing With Soap Steph
Beauty Addict Kristen
Makeup Bag Erica Valente
Jewel Box Dreams Susanna
Rare Bird Finds Sharla and Mei Lynn
Can't wait to see what confessions/stories they have to share.