Thursday, March 20, 2014

Heather Marianna Announces Monthly Beauty Box Subscritption From Beauty Kitchen!

Announcing Beauty Box by Beauty Kitchen!

Heather Marianna creator of Beauty Kitchen all natural beauty and spa products has introduced a new way to get your Beauty Kitchen fix! You can now sign up to receive a monthly shipment right to your door for only 23.95! The boxes are filled with full sized products and no two boxes will be the same ...however with Heather Marianna anything is possible so just ask! The box I received was filled with all kinds of goodies including lavender sugar scrub, chocolate body butter, a scented organic soap and the new clay mask inspired by Heather's recent trip to Sedona retails for 13.95 alone! Also when you subscribe, which can be canceled at anytime, you will become a Beauty Kitchen VIP and have access to Heather's VIP code on all re-orders! All Beauty Boxes come with full product descriptions and instructions for you Beauty Kitchen newbies. Once you see how amazing these products work and how awesome they smell you will be hooked! There are so many different Beauty Kitchen creations  from cellulite scrubs and soaks to bath bombs and even soap paints for kids! You really have to visit Heather's site to see her full and ever expanding line!

In other exciting Beauty Kitchen news ...Beauty Kitchen has been selected to make an exclusive soap for The Cannes Film Festival 2014 that will be in all the celebrity's swag bags! Heather is including this amazing new soap in all April Beauty Boxes so be sure and sign up! 

Heather is also traveling the globe this year and is embarking on a trip to Thailand soon to bring you more beauty secrets from around the world for a fraction of a price! 

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills... Drama Table of 7

Wow! This season of  The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Bravo TV has definitely not disappointed!
The season started off with the introduction of two new cast members... actress , model and former Miss Puerto Rico Joyce Giraud de Ohoven , who is married to movie director Michael Ohoven,  and Carlton Gebbia who is a former actress, mother as well as a  practicing Wiccan. There has been countless mixed reviews on both new additions and the temperature amongst fans of the show  and on social media  has been they either equally love or hate the new ladies . There has already been  talk of rumors that Bravo will be firing them after this season and a loss in ratings but in my opinion this has been one of the best seasons yet due to the cast shake up. I especially loved watching Joyce who absolutely  brought her A game to The Hills hosting two trips and several fun events while Carlton's risque behavior and crass language were often lost in translation. Right out of the gate the topic of Carlton's religion, Wicca, came up and the ladies in the group were interested to learn more about the it. Kyle Richards, cast veteran, asked a few questions that Carlton felt were contrived ( although seemingly innocent and expected )  and the disastrous relationship between the two began almost immediately....and still remains strained after countless attempts from Kyle to make amends. Also Joyce and cast member Brandi Glanville's relationship took a turn for the worse after Joyce tells Lisa certain things that Brandi said about her that Brandi felt were in confidence as well as taken out of context. The theme of the season was Brandi going after Joyce and Joyce defending herself while Carlton and Kyle couldn't seem to get on the same page because anything  Kyle did offended and annoyed Carlton. Many fans including myself  were left wondering what the real reason behind Carlton's dismay with Kyle was  due to the fact that she tolerated and was accepting of all the other ladies who asked the same type of questions ...
Needless to say the drama and tensions this season were high. Spotlighted in the story line of this season's drama was the demise of  Lisa Vanderpump and Brandi Glannville's once close friendship ...former bffs last season we saw their relationship deteriorate with each passing week. Brandi launched another successful book and Lisa was burning the candle on both ends with opening a new bar , filming for Bev Hills and  a second season of Vanderpump Rules. Gossip online and in the magazines fueled the fire and there were lies, accusations, tears and fights. Brandi allegedly found out from a mutual friend that Lisa may have known about Eddie cheating with Scheana Marie long before she claimed to have which was during filming last season. ( Scheana has worked for Lisa for five years and is now a Vanderpump Rules cast member good friends with Pandora Lisa's daughter ) This caused Brandi to say some scathing things about Lisa in turn...Ultimately The drama came to a head on a trip that Joyce arranged to Puerto Rico which occurred sadly after her father passed. Besides Brandi, most of the other ladies also all seemed to have a bone to pick with Lisa from Kim who felt Lisa was dismissive towards her, Yolanda who felt like Lisa was a " Hollywood" friend and not a real friend, and Kyle who felt that Lisa was still holding a grudge from last season causing Lisa to " Punish her". Yolanda recovering from a flare up with Lyme disease that she was just getting through as filming began, became a closer friend to Brandi who was dealing with issues from her ex, to a break in to a rocky relationship with her father. We also saw a more confident and out spoken Kim Richards who made us laugh and agree with her when she was the new voice of reason. The season was peppered with a few laughs but mostly we saw the ladies arguing every chance they got  ( especially at group dinners ) and as Yolanda said the dynamics of the group changed. Kyle became upset with Lisa again when Brandi alleged that Lisa told her to bring a tabloid in her suitcase that claimed Mauricio was unfaithful to her on their trip with the group to Palm Springs which Lisa denied ever happening. This was brought up on the Puerto Rico trip along with several issues the resulted in Lisa leaving the conversation in tears.
The subject came up again on the trip at a group dinner and a  heated debate ensued resulting in a fight between the cast and the Vanderpump -Todds.
With only a few episodes left and the reunion already filmed fans are excited to see how the season will end and how the reunion will play out...the way I see's not over until the pink lady sings. Until next time Xx Billy Charles

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Real Amanda Bertoncini from Princesses of Long Island

The Fierce and Real Amanda Bertoncini 
I recently had the chance to chat with the fun and fabulous Amanda Bertoncini CEO and founder of  the product " Drink Hanky" . She is also one of the stars of  Bravo television's break out shows Princesses Of Long Island. Despite misconceptions and the connotations that come along with having a label such as princess ...Amanda, as I found out, proved to be anything but! She is a hardworking, fun loving entrepreneur and above all else...she is real. What you see is what you get and Amanda wouldn't want it any other way!
Get to know her the way I see it as she answers my questions below! Xx Billy Charles
  What is your full name ?Amanda Anne Bertoncini

What is your nationality? Italian and Greek. 100% Jewish 

Where did you grow up? Born in  Forest Hills, NY moved to Great Neck, NY when I was 7 years old. I attended Saddle Rock elementary school and Great Neck South Middle School & High School. Graduated from Hunter College in Manhattan. 

When and how did you come up with the idea for your product Drink Hanky and tell my readers what it is!
The Drink Hanky is what our team likes to call, beverage couture. It is a fashionable sleeve for hot or cold drinks. I  love iced coffee even in the winter. With the Drink Hanky your hands won't become numb from the cold, it prevents rings on your desk and cup holder, as well as being a fun  fashion statement. Bring your Drink Hanky's to the gym, parties and even as house warming gifts. 

WORK! Drink Hanky!

I started The Drink Hanky website in November of 2011, which after creating the patent, was finally ready for its introduction. Before it's first production,  I would paste napkins together with scotch tape and make my own sleeve for drinks. That would fall apart after 30 minutes! With my partners, we created a box-like figure on the bottom of each Hanky so that it  will stand even without liquid in the cup or bottle. Each Drink Hanky also has elastic now for a better fit. 

Where would you like to see your brand go in a few years from now?   
I would like to sell The Drink Hanky to top retailers such as Bloomingdale's, Target and Bed Bath & Beyond as well as sports arenas and theaters. 

How did you end up on Bravo TV's Princesses of Long Island? Has it been good for your business? 

Amanda and her fellow Princesses

 Our production company is from Long Island and was privy to our group of girls. They pitched it  to bravo and what a ride  that has been! Even though I always said "where are the cameras for this?!" during dramatic situations I never thought that would actually happen. From the show my company, The Drink Hanky was able to find two terrific partners to take the business to the next level. I am beyond grateful. 

What surprised you the most about filming a Reality Show?   

The way people automatically think they know who you are. I have worked since I am 13 years old and there is nothing spoiled about me. Also how people thought Jeff was gay! Wow that could not be further from the truth! 

Describe your style to me and how do you feel about the Lady GaGa comparisons?   

Va Va Va Voom!

The " Ga-Ga-esque" Amanda B
I am Obsessed with Lady Gaga!
So keep 'em coming! I have loved her since she had brown hair and would perform at dive bars on the lower east side. We are both an Aries. Her birthday is March 28, 1986 and mine is March 31, 1986. We look alike, I am obsessed with fashion and we both can have dirty minds ha! People even say we talk alike. I was mistaken for Gaga while pumpkin picking with Jeff at Hicks farm. I was taking pictures with fellow long islanders who watched Princesses and this woman literally thought I was Gaga. I kept telling her "no" but she didn't speak English. I thought to myself, 'ok well make her day then!' I have always had my own style which is very bohemian and vintage. I love pairing things together that people don't necessary think of.
Any news with your beau Jeff yet as far as being engaged? 

Amanda and her beau Jeff 

Not engaged yet but still very much in love! It is our 2 year anniversary February 1st. 2 years exactly since the day we met on the Long Island Rail Road!

Which girls are you the closet with on the show ? 

Amanda and Joey

I am the closest with Joey. She is absolutely hysterical, witty, and a true genuine friend. She will say things to my face if I need to hear the hard truth and vise versa. That's what real friends do. 

Your Mom seems really fun and down to earth in which ways has she influenced you?   

My mom and I grew up together. She is amazing! She has always been very maternal and close to me. She once said this piece of information to me and I never forgot it. "Never rely on anyone but yourself". She helped make me the mature, independent, and compassionate woman I am today

Give me 5 Turn ons/offs: 

Turn on's  - kisses on the neck- when Jeff is strong but sensitive- honesty - well dressed - wit  
Turn off's - overbearing people - fake people - pretentious people-liars- B.O

Thank you so much for being REAL and please tell my  readers where they can find the fabulous  Drink Hanky? ...and I still want one with Skulls for my scotch glass...
I am obsessed with skulls so I will make that happen for sure! Your readers can purchase Drink Hanky in a  2, 4 or 5 pack today at... and also on Amazon!

Follow us on twitter for all updates at @drinkhanky and @TheRealAmandaB_

Monday, December 16, 2013

Russian Actor Ivan Okhlobystin Is The New Hitler!

Russian Actor Ivan Okhlobystin Is The New Hitler!

After hearing of the recent news and comments made by Russian actor Ivan Okhlobystin stating that " all gays should be burned alive in an oven" I'm deeply saddened disgusted ...he is the new Hitler! I understand opinions but where do we draw the line as humans!?
This type of attitude can not be tolerated in the media or the world at large! I am asking all my family, friends and supporters of HUMAN rights to stand up and help abolish this type of behavior!

Xavvi Matisse, editor and founder of Revolutionary Gay Magazine, says...

 " I completely agree. This is not an opinion... this is a direct attack and words like that should never be tolerated, not even towards anyone else. This questions the morality of this actor and while some people say stupid things, this is how Hitler started. Russia is obviously behind it which makes these remarks even more dangerous for the LGBT community in Russia. I am appalled at these statements  and anyone that encourages such a horrible man should question their morals."


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Monday, December 9, 2013

Dr.Michelle Golland...Hollywood's Bad Ass Shrink Is In!

The Fabulous Dr.Michelle Golland
Dr. Michelle Golland first came to my attention while watching last season of Shahs of Sunset on Bravo TV.  Dr. Michelle is cast member Mercedes Javid's therapist and MJ, as she is known,  bravely chose to let cameras in to her sessions with Dr. Michelle " Hollywood's Bad Ass Shrink".  Dr. Michelle was a force to be reckoned with and in a few short minutes of air time she managed to steal the show so to speak leaving viewers wondering who exactly this beautiful doctor with the punk rock edge was...myself included. I googled Dr. Michelle Golland and I found an impressive resume which included a stint on Logo TV's Felt,  Good Morning America, Larry King Live,  The Nancy Grace Show, Dr Drew on Call and Piers Morgan Live ( just to name a few ) and an  author of a relationship book ( The Love Matrix )  ...needless to say I needed to know more! I started following her on Twitter and she followed back and we started to interact much to my excitement. I though she had a great personality and I was anxious to learn more about her. I invited her to be a guest a weekly show that I am a part of,  The Gina Show starring Gina Cutillo on,  and she was more than happy to oblige! Dr. Michelle  gave Gina and her viewers  a very candid,  open and fun interview!  Below Dr.Michelle took the time out of her busy schedule to answer a few of my questions and give my readers further insight into who she is and what she does. As you will read for yourself Dr.Michelle Golland is a passionate, smart, fun and real woman who doesn't pull any punches and can back up her advice with not only credentials but life experience , knowledge and compassion! I found her to be a breathe of fresh air and even though she lives a life that many would consider to be glamorous she remains humble ... in my opinion that makes her more fabulous to know and  that's the way I see it ! Xx Billy Charles

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Cypress in Orange County, California.   It is classic suburbia with 1970’s track-homes built over orange groves and strawberry fields.  It is not too far from Huntington Beach, CA which where a spent a lot of time at life-guard stand number 3.

What's your nationality?
My father has some Portuguese in his family while my mom has a mixture of Irish from her dad and native American from her mother.  

What was your childhood/family life like?
I am the youngest of three girls.  My mom was your typical stay at home mom whose life was centered on her girls and creating a good solid home life.  My dad worked hard and was successful as a cabinet maker in the housing boom of the 70’s and 80’s.  We were a loud bunch for sure!  I like to say in our home we were all chiefs and no little Indians!  Lots of love and at times a lot of strife but I think for me growing up in my family and fighting to have a voice as the youngest girl has created the very loud and bold woman I am today.  Softball was a huge part of our family and my dad instilled in us team work.  You show up and play hard.  My parents instilled in me a sense of community coupled with compassion and a healthy dose of competitiveness to make sure you get done what you set out to do whether in play, work or life in general.

What did you think you wanted to be when you grow up and how did you end up in your current profession?
Growing up I knew I wanted to do something “helpful”  I don’t even think I had a sense of what that meant.  I have always been a BIG personality and had the ability to bring people together even as a young child.  I was pretty fearless and was always able to speak my mind even if maybe I “shouldn't have” so at different times I thought about being a lawyer or even a politician.  In college I studied political science and psychology.  That is why even in my work in the media I am inherently political and passionate about my liberal political beliefs. 

How did you become a therapist to the stars? 
In my Clinical therapy practice clients come to me by word of mouth.  People do not come to me because I am in the media but I think I am in media because of how I am in my chair with clients.  What you see on TV is what my clients experience across from me in my office.  I am a no bull-shit straight shooter and tenaciously fight for the goodness of my clients even when they are unable to do it themselves.  I believe that is why I have high-profile clients because many of them become surrounded by “yes” people and I am certainly not invested in them like others who are in their lives.  What I am invested in is THEM as a human, a spirit, a person struggling to live better, love better and to feel peace and connectedness.  That is what I see as my role in my clients lives whether they are “celebrities” or not.

Please tell my readers how you earned the nick name " Hollywood's Bad Ass Shrink?"
I giggle just a bit when I see myself referred to Hollywood’s Bad Ass Shrink because it really is connected to a high school nickname which is Mad Dog.  The Bad Ass or Mad Dog part of me is truly an energy that I carry within my soul.  She is a tenacious protector of self and others.  She emerged from being bullied and being unable to watch another person suffer while in my presence if there is something or anything I can do to be of help I will step in and intervene.  It really comes down to being fearless and brave whether in my actions or in my word, I believe that is pretty bad ass.  The Hollywood part is that I don’t care how much money you make or if your a head of a studio or you that you wrote an academy award winning script if I think you are messing up your life I will call your Bull Shit out.

Whose idea was it to televise Mercedes Javid's  sessions with you on  Bravo TV's The Shahs Of Sunset ?
My work with MJ began with her phoning me directly and wanting to work on herself and her relationship with her mom.  This was not producer planned TV at all.  What you see on The Shahs is true therapy work.  Those 4 minutes took 2 hours to shoot.  There was much more in those sessions than what you see on the show.  I am honored that my clients, like MJ, who I work with on TV are brave enough to share themselves in such a vulnerable manner and trust me enough to guide them in a public forum. MJ’s mom was incredible to me in her ability to show up and be open and honest about truly painful personal issues.  As a mom I know facing your child in pain can be the most gut-wrenching process ever experienced especially if you yourself are the cause of that pain.

Has that opened any new doors for you?
My work on the Shahs of Sunset has allowed me to show a young demographic what therapy can be and how change can be created in your life which is important for me as a psychologist.  In the media people definitely recognize me as MJ’s Therapist and they often follow that up with that they LOVE MJ!  Which I of course tell them how much I LOVE her as well.   My media career has definitely been helped by being on The Shahs of Sunset.

What advice that you usually give to your clients is sometimes hardest for you to follow?
My biggest issue is creating balance between work and family.  That is my personal struggle.  I love my husband and kids and get such joy and peace and love from those relationships but I simply feel so blessed to have my career and I truly enjoy working with my clients and working in the media.  It is tough but I keep struggling to create the balance that is needed to live deeply and fully in both parts of my worlds.  I like to say I am a recovering perfectionist so I assume it will never be perfectly balanced.

I have been with my partner Scott for 13 years and I always tell people the most important things to work on for us has been communication, compromise and making sex a priority ( even if it means planning it) what advice would you give couples trying for longevity ( which is harder and harder theses days ) ?
For my couples clients the hardest thing for them to do is to be MORE EMPATHIC to their partner.  Oh and also to SHUT UP!  What I mean by that is sometimes we should not say what we are thinking just because we are thinking it...   The idea I need to say everything crap because then I am being authentic is just that... Crap.  We may not be thinking good things or helpful things so than you need to be quiet and be able to check yourself before you speak.

Also, especially when you have kids many couples think the kids become the most important thing and they lose focus on their love relationship.  Sex and intimacy is a critical piece of any relationship and must be tended to like other areas.  It can be an indicator for some couples of other areas being off and needing attention.  In long relationships it is critical to remember there is an ebb and flow in our sexuality and to be curious rather than judgmental around sex or ones libido with yourself and your partner

Are you in to astrology and if so what ways are you like your sign ?
I do enjoy astrology!  I am totally and completely a LEO.  I am a lioness for sure...  I am fiery and fierce but if I give you my belly and you rub I will pure like a kitten.   My husband is also a Leo... I will say it is a very passionate and at times a lot of roaring in our house!

Dr.Michelle and her gorgeous family!
Family is what matters most to Dr.Michelle!

What are a few of your passions/hobbies?
I am passionate about  the issues of teen pregnancy and bullying.  I believe in our country we deal with teen pregnancy and sexuality through the political lens when the issue is really a public health issue.  Don’t get me started!  Can you feel my passion!?  Mad dog comes out quickly around this issue!
In my down-time I enjoy just hanging out with my kids playing wii, watching movies and just being together.  I love watching my son at his Tai Kwon Doe classes and see my daughter sing and perform in musicals.  My husband and I love to go out to dinner and o clubs to dance or listen to music.  On my own I love to do yoga and write.  Both writing and yoga give me a sense of grounding and peace in a crazy, wonderfully chaotic life.

What is your home life like away from the cameras and what would be your perfect day off?  
My perfect day off would be sleeping in until 9am and never getting out of my pj’s and first alone staying in bed watching bad TV that is sooo good like the Real House Wives, Snapped or Love it or List it on HGTV.   A little later that day my husband and kids would climb in bed and we would all be in our PJ’s and watch movie after movie.  One day we watched the entire Star Wars series back to back while each of us napped on and off.  THE BEST!

Please give my readers 5 of your Turn ons/offs

Turn Ons

  1. My husband Michael Golland
  2. Rap and Hip Hop Music – especially the 90’s
  3. Bravery
  4. Trapp Candle #18
  5. A really cold beer

Turn Offs

  1. Being fake or not owning your sh*t
  2. Bullying
  3. laziness
  4. burning incense
  5. ginger on sushi

Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions! Please tell my readers where they can find you...

The pleasure was all mine! I hope you enjoyed my answers! They can find me at...

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