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07/29/2011

Press & Media: OK!'S Hot This Week

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Check out this week's OK! Magazine!

"Stars Spotted with Voli Light
Voli is a light, low-calorie vodka that tastes great! Real Housewife Gretchen Rossi and Russell Simmons each go to try it."

Don't forget to pick up an issue!

xoxoxo Gretchen Christine
07/27/2011

Beauty Community Tip of the Week: Bushy Eyebrow Trend

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Like the red hot lip look I've written about before, the bushy eyebrow trend is a simple way to make a bold statement to your everyday look. Instead of thinning out, I've noticed a lot of thick brows spotted on the runways, fashion mags, and red carpet events conjuring retro looks similar to strong women like Brooke Shields or Madonna. To avoid from looking too 80s or masculine, the trend has been refreshed to be more feminine and flattering, yet every brow shape and color is different. But if you're like me, I love playing with my makeup and experimenting with new trends!

My everyday brow look consists of my GC Water Resistant Brow Pencil in Blondi and my GC Brow Quad . So to add a little drama for this bushy brow look, I dash my brow pencil between the hairs to fill in the gaps. For this, use a shade that's lighter than your brow color. Next, while staying in the line of your natural brow shape, lightly dip an angled brush in powder and darken your brows. Here, use a shade that's similar to your brow color. For unruly eyebrows and staying power, take an eyebrow brush, spray it with a little hair spray and brush to style.

Have you embraced the bushy eyebrow trend?

xoxoxo Gretchen Christine
 
07/25/2011

My Favorite Cocktail, Only 95 Calories!

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Did you know that a cosmopolitan can contain over 300 calories? If you're counting your calories everyday, this is a pretty big portion of your meals. Instead of filling your daily intake by drinking empty calories, try my favorite cocktail, the Voli Pink Lemonade, only 95 calories!

I like to use Voli Light Vodkas because it has 25%-40% fewer calories than other vodkas. Also, their flavored vodkas are made with natural ingredients. To make Pink Lemonade, I use Voli lemon vodka. Here's the receipe:

Pink Lemonade
2 oz. Voli Lemon
1 oz. lemon juice
3/4 oz. simple syrup or 1 sweetner
Splash of club soda
Splash of diet or regular cranberry juice

Method: Add all ingredients except club soda.
Shake and strain over ice. Top with club soda.

Glass: Highball

This is my favorite cocktail at the moment, but Voli has a bunch of other yummy low calorie mixes on their website, like the cucumber martini, sympathy for the devil, blushing berry, the flirt and the creamsicle. Check out more low calorie recipes here.

What's your signature drink?

xoxoxo Gretchen Christine

 
07/20/2011

Cover of Enjoy Haircare’s Life and Style Magazine

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Hi Everyone!

I am just so excited about my latest magazine cover for Enjoy Haircare! Such an honor to be associated with such a great company that has amazing hair products, and now a great new magazine! Check out this latest issue of t in your local hair salon, dentist or doctors office (over 80,000 copies delivered this past month across the country) 

If you can't find it there be sure to check out this on-line version of the magazine! http://enjoyhaircare.com

They did a seven page spread about the different sides to "Gretchen Christine"! Check it out here http://bit.ly/pgZQoj This was a very different and fun experience for me! I have never done a photoshoot that was so outside the box of my usual style! It was fun for a day to play different characters and be silly and fun!  Tell me what you think of these different sides or if you like my usual California Golden Girl look instead!

For more behind the scenes photos and videos of this day check out  my "photo" and “video” section on my site!

Love you guys!

xoxo
Gretchen Christine
07/20/2011

Protect Your Hair from Sun Damage

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One of the easiest ways to keep your skin looking young, healthy and glowing is daily application of SPF protection, but what about your hair? With record-breaking heat across the country, we gotta look out for our hair from sun damage!

If your hair is prone to get fried, take preventative action and add SPF to those locks. Try Victoria’s Secret’s Color Protect UV Shield Spray, which prevents color from fading and defends hair from harmful UV rays.

A stylish way to protect your hair from the sun is to cover it up! A headwrap or a pretty scarf will do the trick, and it will keep your scalp from getting scorched and makes for a great fashion statement.

This summer, go au natural, and cut back on using too many products such as gels and oils. These products can heat up your hair and may cause your hair to burn or dry out. For daily protection, sheen and strength, I love to use Enjoy Hair Care products. They have a great selection of different shampoos and conditioners that are perfect for preventative care and already damaged hair.

How do you guys take care of your hair in the summer?

xoxoxo Gretchen

   

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