Skin Matters: Dermatologist Doctor Usmani does know best!

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Take your first steps toward a lifetime of healthy skin with Dr. Andleeb Usmani

I had the lovely opportunity to chat with Wellington based, Dr. Andleeb A. Usmani, this past weekend. Dr. Andleeb Usmani D.O., F.A.O.C.D, is a board certified Dermatologist, so if anybody knows about skin care and what is best for your skin, it is she. As the founder of Truderm Adult & Pediatric Dermatology & Skin Care Center, she specializes in all of the most technological advances in the field and it is privilege to be able to share some advice from her with my readers.

“Everybody’s skin is different so everybody has different needs” says Dr. Usmani. She offers a variety of facials with the the first step in deciding on the products or facials to offer is to determine which category the patient falls into. Everybody technically, falls into three different categories. For those with Normal to Oily skin she recommends cleansing, antioxidants, a sunscreen and a moisturizer.  Antioxidants are used to neutralize the skin in order to prevent wrinkling as well as adding nutrients like Vitamin A or Vitamin C to the skin. Clients with Sensitive or Acne Prone skin would want to choose a cleanser with Salycic Acid content to unclog pores or prevent further clogging. While more mature patients will want to focus on fighting wrinkles, diminishing age spots and brightening skin with Glycolic Cleansers or products with collagen building effects.

Once the category is determined she will treat the skin with the right facial for them and prescribe product favorites like Obagi and Skinceuticals. Cleansing two times per day, in the morning and before bed at home is essential. “If you do not cleanse in the evening you are at risk to clog your pores with all the makeup” and impurities built up throughout the day.

You can invest hundreds of dollars on creams, serums, spa treatments or medical spa procedures but to prevent wrinkles and reverse the aging process, you need to also invest in yourself at home.  A daily regime is essential!  So if you don’t take care of your “homework” then you will basically be “undoing everything you do.”

So for those of you that want your skin to be smooth and supple skin, be sure to consult with a Dermatologist like Dr. Usmani to determine your skin care prescription for a lifetime committment to healthy skin. When you invest money in facials or creams keep in mind if the expense is going to be beneficial based on your goals. Then be sure to maintain those goals at home!

TruDerm Dermatology of Wellington is located at 3319 FL-7 #202, Wellington, FL 33449. Dr. Usmanis offers complimentary consultations.



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A shiny new you with PGA National Resort & Spa

PGA National Resort & Spa recently opened a swanky new,  Sports & Racquet Club. Uncomparable to any other local fitness facility, the 33,000 sq ft fitness center boasts a host of amazing programming including classes I have never even heard of! From Booty Blast to Ropes and Rowers to Tai Chi Flow, if it is a form of fitness they host a class seven days a week. Check out the impressive schedule here.

The Sports and Racquet Club has an exciting new trial membership for those you want to put their best foot forward in 2016! For just $249 for an individual membership or $399 for the family including up to two kids you can enjoy a 30 day preview fitness membership.

The Spa and the Sports & Racquet Club have joined forces and want to help you kick start your 2016 with the Shiny New You Contest! To enter simply  “Like” the Spa Facebook, then comment on the page what you plan on doing to make 2016 “Your Time to Shine”. Be sure to use the hashtag #ShinyNewYou when you post.

One lucky winner will be randomly selected to receive the Shiny New You Prize Package which includes all the following:

SRC ARCH_038_Cpl_WIPa 30-day trial membership to the PGA National Resort & Spa’s brand new 33,000 sq. ft. Sports & Racquet Club. With a daily agenda of classes like Pilates, TRX, Yoga, Zumba, and more plus 12 tennis courts, and saltwater exercise pool, getting fit will be easier than ever!


layered-medium-haircut-layered-medium-hair-500x500A cut and color from the Stylists at the Salon at PGA National. You’d be surprised how a brand new color and style can transform your image! Let us our stylists help you choose the color that will leave you looking shiny and vibrant!


facialA Dr. Dennis Gross Facial will rejuvenate your skin and brighten your complexion. An intensive but relaxing skin treatment designed to thoroughly clean skin, the skin is cleansed and steamed before our estheticians perform extractions followed by the Alpha Beta® Peel. Skin is left smooth, supple and most importantly clean.

The one lucky winner will be  announced on the Spa Facebook page on Tuesday, February 15, 2016 at noon.


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Two faced for Halloween with guest beauty contributor, Alyson Sichenzia


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Just in time for Halloween here is a fun little treat for all my readers. Here are some fun tips and tricks to achieving Alyson Sichenzia, Beauty Contributor’s,  “Tw0 Faced” makeup idea as shown here!  Alyson says, “To be honest with you there are two sides to me and I wanted to express my softer side and my dramatic vibrant side! It took me about 45 minutes to achieve this entire look and I got amazing feed back.” I am sure everybody has two sides to them Alyson and can relate.

When doing a make up application such as this you want to make sure that your products are out and ready to go for easy access!

Step 1: The Face) Prep and prime your entire face specifically  with a non-greasy more matte face primer. Alyson suggests  “Your Name Pro” tinted matte primer. Use a light, build-able  coverage on the softer side as far as  foundation and on the dramatic side use a high definition coverage. Follow with a blot powder to add a matte finish to the entire face. Alyson’s favorite blot power is from MAC.

Step 2: The Eyes) For the softer side of the look, use a very neutral color on the entire eyelid,  a white shadow to highlight the brow bone and a brown or chocolate eye liner.

For the dramatic side it’s good to use smoky colors and really dramatize a smoky eye, using champagnes, browns, black or even dark green. Then use a bold black either liquid or pencil. Consider some dramatic feathered lashes that are easy to apply and pretty comfortable as an added embellishment too.

Step 3:The Cheeks) On the softer side, simply use a delicate pink blush on the cheek bone.

Contour  the dramatic side of the face with a “Your Name Pro” dark contour stick and blend it with a dark bronzer.

Step 4: The Lips) Apply a nude on the softer side and black on the dramatic side both with a matte  finish!

Please visit for makeup tips and tricks! Stay beautiful ladies and have a safe Halloween!

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Lady Spa Spa Loves Miami Spa Month

Greater Miami and the Miami Beaches are home to some of “Best Spas in America,” and during the months of July and August guests to the area can indulge in rejuvenating special treatments for as low as $99.

To me its all about the Spa experience. In addition to the treatment offered and a quality service, I want to feel like I am on a day-long vacation  so when making spa appointment decisions, I also consider if there are extra perks that allow me to enjoy a full day of total relaxation PLUS the treatment.

Here are a few of my favorite standouts from this year’s Miami Spa Month:

The Palms Aveda Spa

What: Their Rejuvenate & Glow Package includes a 30 Minute Hydrocapsule Salt Scrub and a 30 Minute Elemental Nature Massage or Facial. For a full 80 minutes of bliss, the Head to Toe Revival sounds great wtih a 30 Minute Elemental Nature Massage or Facial in addition to a 50 Minute Stress-Fix Pedicure. If you want to splurge and spend a little more time on yourself the $129 Total Body Rejuvenation package cannot be beat with an 80 Minute Elemental Nature Massage followed by a 15 Minute Warm Oil Infusion Scalp Massage.

The Extras: The Palms is one of the only spas in Miami with Hydrocapsule technology and all-day access to the pool the day of your treatment (most of the nice hotel pools are off limits unless you’re a guest). As an added bonus, Spa treatment rooms are equipped with docking stations for iPods and individual music channel controls to customize your sound choice for each treatment.

The perfect location for spa day retreat, be sure to lunch at the garden-to-table Essensia restaurant. Ahhh.. I cannot think of anything better than lounging by the pool with a  ‘conscious cocktail’ in hand. These hand crafted, signature libations are made with fresh fruit and herbs grown in Essensia’s Organic Chef’s Gardens.

Aquanox Spa at Trump International Beach Resort

What: Trump International is offering multiple $99 options including your choice of a 75 minute Total Relaxation Massage, Grapefruit Body Polish or Seaweed Collagen. That’s a good amount of time to submerge yourself in a true euphoric state!

The Extras: Completely new and renovated locker rooms feature a Finnish sauna, eucalyptus steam room, digital showers, lockers, luxurious robes, and spa slippers. A redecorated Relaxation Lounge features comfortable leather seating, beverages and light snacks. Bring sneakers along to work out in the state of the art Fitness Center. Then get some sun bathing in with access to the exclusive Beach Club. Discounted $5.00 valet parking is also offered to Spa Month guests.

Lapis Spa, the Spa at Fontainebleau

The What: Choose from your choice of $99 – 50 minute treatment options like a Swedish Rubdown Massage, Hot Rock Massages, Mommy’s Bliss Massage, Pore Perfecting Facial or a Men’s Grooming Facial. A variety of weekday samplers and a couple massage for $129 are also offered for Spa Month.

The Extras: Miami Spa guests can immerse themselves in over six different water elements including mineral pools and infused steam rooms. Then they can spend the remainder of their day lounging pool and beachside at the perfect spot on Miami Beach. Just this mineral pools experience is worth the cost of the $99 treatment. It is something you need to try at least once in your lifetime.  Unforgettable, I simply cannot wait to go back some day to try it all over again.

View the full list of participating spas here. Don’t forget Miami Spa Month comes but once a year experiencing at the end of August so be sure to schedule your treatment today. You deserve a day long vacation. Doesn’t everybody?


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Being on the brides side by Beauty Expert Alyson Sichenzia of South Florida

Here’s a post from Guest Contributor, Alyson Sichenzia

ALysonSo here’s the scoop ladies, being a make up artist and performer, I see; and deal with a lot of brides and weddings, especially in South Florida. I am now about to experience my own! I’m so excited to be on the other side and to get pampered by my closest friends who are amazing professionals, to get me ready for my special day at the end of this summer!

June is the season of love in South Florida. Those of you who live here know it’s wedding time, which means I’m going to be quite busy this month doing some gorgeous trials and beautiful wedding make up applications. Brides always want to feel very special on the day of their wedding. They want to feel like superstars and they should! It’s a lot of hard work planning a wedding as I now am figuring it out!

Weddings are a time of a celebration and a time for families to come together to enjoy the company of each other. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and you deserve to look your absolute best for this special day.Feel like a million bucks and marry that man of your dreams!

Please visit for makeup tips and tricks! Stay beautiful ladies!

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Spa after Dark Evening Twilight with special musical guest Timothee Lovelock

This Wednesday, March 25, 2015, the Spa & Salon at PGA National will host, Spa After Dark Evening Twilight, benefitting Big Dog Ranch Rescue from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy a fun-filled and informative evening under the stars by the renowned Waters of the World pools.

The spa after-hours event features live entertainment by The DJ/Violinist, Timothee Lovelock. With a classical background and a degree from Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Lovelock has mastered the mix of his skills with different genres of music.

Highlights of the event include:

  • Hair demonstrations using MoroccanOil and L’Oreal products
  • HydraFacial demonstrations 
  • Chair Massages
  • DK Lulu Jewelry Tattoo Applications
  • Salon Braid Bar
  • Browgal brow consultations
  • Skincare demonstrations from Clarisonic and NuFace
  • Sample giveaways
  • Silent auction to benefit Big Dog Ranch Rescue
  • Shopping vendors include: Prep Obsessed, Jessie’s Girl Western Hats, International Beauty Concepts and Jamberry Nails

The Spa will also offer a 10% discount on any spa and/or salon retail purchased that night! Guests will be treated to a variety of spa style cuisine and one complimentary champagne, beer or wine.  Tickets are available via, by phone by calling 561-627-3111 or at the door that day for $25.

About Timothee Lovelock, Special Musical Guest

Timothee Lovelock was born in Brooklyn, NY. After moving to Florida, Timothee’s father decided to teach young Lovelock the violin at the age of 8. With a classical background and graduating from DSOA (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), Lovelock decided to melange his skills with different genres of music. The range of skill and creativity between Electronic Dance Music, Producer/DJ Timothee Lovelock make a driving force to the listeners ear. Contrarily, Timothee Lovelock is not limited to producing any specific style while incorporating violin to these fine tunes into his live performances and music production. And while Party Rockin’ with great vibes and positive energy, Timothee Lovelock makes spinning records a graceful party experience like the year 2050.



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Linda Troeller reveals Healing Waters Art Collection in NYC tomorrow

Screen Shot 2015-03-12 at 4.03.23 PMAcclaimed photographer, author and society staple Linda Troeller’s  Healing Waters exhibition will debut tomorrow,Wednesday, March 18th 2015 and be on display throughout the Month of April  at PR Firm, Trent & Company, Inc. Based off of Troeller’s celebrated photobook, Healing Waters, the exhibit is described as a “vivid exploration of water therapy used all over the world,” taking the viewers through a rejuvenating visual journey. The event will include a book signing and meet-and-greet session with Troeller herself.

Healing Waters is the recipient of the “Pictures of the Year” book award, which is presented for excellence in content. “These stunning images place the viewer at the forefront of the revitalization, rebirth and renewal that water therapy is intended to bring,” said Troeller. Through the use of blurring and subtle coloring tactics, the photographs portray the way the human form communicates with water.

As an adult, Troller gained connections and notoriety while living at New York City’s Chelsea Hotel for more than a decade. An environment that she explains “provides a safe haven and artistic acceptance,” she enjoyed several milestones with the hotel as a backdrop, including editing Healing Waters in Room 832.

Healing Waters opens on Wednesday, March 18th and will be on display at Trent & Company throughout the month of April.

For more information on Linda Troeller and to view her Healing Waters artwork visit

To experience water therapy for yourself visit The Spa at PGA National’s healing Waters of the World pools in Palm Beach Gardens.

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