She's won an Emmy, written columns for popular magazines and of course, is the weekend co-host and a correspondent for Access Hollywood, but when Shaun Robinson sat down to write her first book, she decided to not pen her manuscript about the glitz and glamour of the entertainment world.
Instead, after receiving questions from young women across the country who desperately wanted to be like their celebrity idols, Shaun decided to write a book offering self-esteem boosting words of wisdom from her own life and with the help of a host of celebrities.
In Shaun's book, "Exactly As I Am", she shares her own stories, as well as those from Oprah Winfrey , Alicia Keys, Celine Dion, Indie Arie, Meredith Vieira, Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson, the latter who revealed a school play director once told her, her voice was the best, but the part went to someone else because of her weight.
Through this rich tapestry of voices, women of all ages, races, ethnicities, and backgrounds explore how to stay grounded and develop positive self-esteem, something Robinson calls “your ticket to freedom and making your dreams come true.” They also discuss the importance of mentors and friends, being able to laugh at oneself, and giving back to others. The collected wisdom of shared experiences in "Exactly As I Am" is designed to give every girl and woman the opportunity to dream big, stay strong, and remain true to herself. Available at your favorite book retailer.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Looking to satisfy the desire for "red carpet hair" at home, celebrity hairstylist and beauty expert Billy Lowe has launched his own luxury hair care line. Billy, who has worked with numerous Hollywood A-List stars and appeared on such hit reality shows as TLC's "10 Years Younger and "Extreme Make-over," is no stranger to celebrity style.
The line contains two shampoos, two conditioners and seven styling products. The key ingredients in the line include Asian sugar, which repairs and nourishes hair from within, and soy proteins to help strengthen hair and restore lost amino acids.
"The solutions that I was presented with were anything but complicated. Many other manufacturers offered hundreds of products and the whole process was overwhelming. What I wanted for my clients was a clean and simple line that offered outstanding professional results. Now, people can have red carpet hair just like my celebrity clients no matter where they live," stated Lowe.
With almost 20 years in the industry, Billy knows hair care. For more info on his line and info on how to purchase, please visit billylowe.com.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Want to indulge in the ultimate feminine luxury? Leave it to Victoria's Secret to combine fine fragrance and the fantasy of fine fabrics with their launch of Parfums Intimes.
Parfum Intimes was inspired by silk, satin, cashmere and lace; the most precious lingerie fabrics in the world.
Each of the four fragrances has been designed to evoke the textural feel of the fabric that inspired it. Choose from Satin Rose de Mai, Silk Mandarin Santal, Cashmere Vanilla Jasmine and Lace Orange Flower.
Beautifully executed and reasonably priced ($45), Parfum Intimes is the perfect treat for someone special...YOU! Available at Victoria's Secret.