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Posts Tagged ‘People’

5 Tips for Youthful Hands

Posted by Levine Communications Office on October 10, 2010

LCO Client and Beauty Expert, Nina Sutton is always sharing the best tips when it comes to a woman’s outer appearance. Recently as the beauty expert for www.sheknows.com, Nina provided 5 helpful tips on making sure you keep your hands looking youthful. No one will know how old you are after applying some of these tricks and your hands alone will portray a younger age than you actually are.

1. Exfoliate Your Hands

Just as you exfoliate the skin on your face, you need to remove the top layer of skin on your hands to reveal the fresh skin underneath. At home, you can use microdermabrasion crystals or even 1 teaspoon of sugar combined with coconut oil. While these treatments will not remove brown spots, they will leave your skin looking smoother and softer. The key is to exfoliate on a regular basis.

2. Moisturize

If you find a moisturizer with an SPF that you love, use it all the time. This way you are replacing moisture and protecting your hands.  Sun exposure damages collagen- which is the building block of our skin.

3. Pamper Your Hands

Whenever you do the dishes, or expose your hands to a lot of water, be sure to wear gloves. Try using a thick cream like Aquaphor or any oil like olive oil or coconut oil under your gloves for a moisture treatment. Also, if you use anti-oxidant serums on your face, you can use those on your hands as well. Apply these serums at night before moisturizer and during the day before your SPF. You can even use the same hydrating masks on your hands that you use on your face.

4. Try Lasers for Brown Spots and Loose Skin

Age spots or brown spots are a tell-tale sign of aging. To remove brown spots, the best treatments are lasers.  Skin-tightening treatments help to stimulate collagen production, resulting in thicker skin.

5. Banish Veins

As your skin thins, veins in your hands can appear to “bulge” out. In scelortherapy, a mild irritant is injected into your veins and blocks the blood supply.  Although this treatment does not have a lot of downtime, it can take a few weeks to see the full results. This treatment is best for small, superficial veins. For larger veins, a better treatment is to plump the skin around the vein by injecting fat into the hand, thereby creating an even illusion. To plump the skin, doctors use either your own fat (extracted from your thigh or buttocks) or Restylane.

 

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Revealed: Ali’s New Step-By-Step Blueprint for your Online Success

Posted by Levine Communications Office on October 3, 2010

LCO Client and Millionaire Entrepreneur Coach, Ali Brown has lots to share when it comes to business. Ali knows what it takes to be successful as an entrepreneur and dedicates so much of her time to teaching those that are driven enough all of the tips and tricks that may not be so obvious. Ali will be holding a FREE One-Time Teleseminar for entrepreneurs next Tuesday, giving you the inside scoop on how to succeed. Don’t you want to know why “getting to the top of Google” isn’t nearly as critical for your business success as it used to be? And what’s becoming FAR more important these days? Or how about the top methods for delivering your content right now? (you’re probably familiar with at least one of these… but she will tell you about the most popular formats that your audience will actually USE)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
8:00pm Eastern

To register for the teleseminar, click HERE. For more information on Ali Brown please visit her website at www.alibrown.com

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Happy Birthday to LCO Client, Alex McCord!!

Posted by Levine Communications Office on October 1, 2010

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There is Always Something New to Experience

Posted by Levine Communications Office on September 24, 2010

Recently we sat down with one of our memorable intern graduates, Ben Yano. Ben was involved in many different aspects of LCO, fully taking advantage of what this internship experience had to offer. Ben started out as one of LCO founder, Michael Levine’s interns. Some of his responsibilities included hiring new interns, planning various events, organizing guest lists, and attending events. He then moved on to be a team leader of the New Business Department. In this position, Ben successfully signed current client and comedian Carla Collins to the client roster. Way to go Ben!

What was your favorite thing about the LCO internship? I really enjoyed going to meetings with Michael with talent, media, clients, and new vendors.

What did you do to be successful throughout your time at LCO? I took every opportunity to learn and to observe, which allowed me to take in information that could help me grow as a person in the PR business. I always worked my absolute hardest and there was something to learn from every single task.

What is your advice to other interns? Treat every task that you do as if it is the most important thing, constantly be doing something, and take every opportunity to learn something.

What else can you tell us about the LCO internship? This internship helped me grow as a person and as a businessman because PR is an extremely challenging environment to work in. This internship is fast paced and has longer hours than any other job that I have ever done, challenging me further than I have ever been challenged. But I succeeded. Overall, it tested my ability to complete tasks in adverse conditions and instilled in me better discipline, creativity, and a work ethic that will never be forgotten.

Ben constantly said what a positive experience he had with the internship and recommends it to those who are eager to learn and willing to work hard. There is always something new to experience. So, why don’t you try experiencing LCO PR?

Levine Communications Office welcomes all of those who are interested in starting their career with LCO to apply for an internship with us.

To apply to become a Levine Communications Office Intern, please click here.

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“Glamor is just sex that got civilized”

Posted by Levine Communications Office on September 7, 2010

The Maybelline Story: And the Spirited Family Dynasty Behind It, takes a look at the roots of the family and how the makeup company came to be in 1915. With the use of petroleum jelly and coal, Mabel William’s created eyeliner and mascara, capturing the fascination of her brother, Tom Lyle Williams. Williams, who became enamored with the beauty of the famous actors and actresses he saw in the silent movies, wondered what made these women so beautiful in comparison to the women he saw every day. Following his passion, Tom became aware that a woman’s beauty is brought out from her eyes, and that is where he began his focus.

An engrossing and captivating tale that spans four generations and reveals the humanity, glamor, and seedy underside of a family intoxicated by the quest for wealth, power, and perfection. This book is classic literary satisfaction, a real page-turner. —Nina Siezmasko, actress, The West Wing

The Maybelline Story is an epic, following the founding of the company through 45 years until its sale in 1967. The book follows the trends and times, sharing both the company’s triumphs and tragedies laced with insight into the trials and tribulations of the family. Starting from the days when makeup only belonged on “stages and whores” to the days when every young woman craved the newest Maybelline products to hit the counter, this story truly is an encyclopedia of the growth and foundation of the makeup industry.

As a publisher, Bettie Youngs saw The Maybelline Story as far more than just a tale of the building of a makeup giant. The book’s subtitle, she feels gives more insight into what the story really is, a sort of memoir of the Spirited Family Dynasty behind the Maybelline company. Youngs notes how unique and exciting the story is-a decedent description of one of the founding families of makeup combined with the formula for one of the nations most well-known brands.

The most flavorful and juicy part of this book lies not in stories of glosses and blush, but rather in the enthralling anecdotes of the family. The story continues to tell of the creation of the brand, and the family, following scandals, and questions about the brand’s founder’s sexuality, a truly taboo subject matter for the time. This among notes of love triangles, steamy secrets, and buried pasts makes The Maybelline Story a must-read.

The Maybelline Story: And the Spirited Family Dynasty Behind It is available online and world wide. Please click here for more information and to order the book.

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A Match Made in Music Heaven

Posted by Levine Communications Office on September 2, 2010

LCO Client and legendary rock band, KISS, was pictured backstage with Lady Gaga in the September 16, 2010 issue of Rolling Stone. The KISS Hottest Show on Earth Tour continues to make its way through the United States, with only 12 more shows to go.

With equally outrageous styles, it looks like Gaga fits right in! Stanley said to Gaga, “I was made for groping you!”

Lady Gaga got cozy with Kiss backstage before a New Jersey Show. “I felt an immediate kinship,” says guitarist Paul Stanley, who lent the pop star a pair of his boots. “We were the two with the least clothes on, though I don’t have to wear nipple tape. I view her as the queen bee in a nest of musical wanna-be’s.”

What do you think of this new companionship between KISS and Gaga??

For more info and updates on the KISS tour please visit www.kissonline.com

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Alan Duke Mouths Off At LCO

Posted by Levine Communications Office on August 27, 2010

CNN Entertainment Reporter, Alan Duke, came by to speak to the office today, Friday, August 27. The entire office was so honored to have him here and was completely captivated by what he had to say.

He began by telling us all a little bit about himself. If you were to ask Alan when he was still a student what he wanted to be when he grew up, “journalist” would not have crossed his mind. He actually had planned to go into politics, mostly studying political science in school. Over the years, Alan has developed an infinite amount of skills and worked in several fields in addition to journalism, including publicity.

LCO Founder, Michael Levine asked him to give some insight to the interns present on what he, as a journalist, feels are qualities of a good publicist. Alan tells the interns that if they want to be a successful publicist, they must always call after sending an email rather than bombarding a journalist with tons of emails. A good publicist knows how to treat people right and they always treasure their relationships. Alan also states that it is beneficial for a publicist to know history, whether it be the history of their client or the history of the industry.

As we continued to listen to Alan, we picked up a few other helpful tips:

When you call someone, always ask them if it is a good time to talk.

Don’t expect a journalist or reporter to remember to call you back.

A journalist would rather get a phone call on their cell phone than a bunch of emails.

Always know what you are talking about.

Gain as many skills as you can.

When introducing yourself to someone, talk about something interesting.

Become something.

The most important thing we took away from Alan’s words was to “never just do one thing in your life”. Achieve what you want to achieve and never wait to be hired to do something.

Thank you so much Alan for taking the time to come see us today! We appreciate all that you said and hope to see you again soon.

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Check Out Alex McCord’s New Blog

Posted by Levine Communications Office on August 26, 2010

Today we would like to feature a blog that many of you may enjoy. Although some like to deny any addiction to reality TV, more likely than not, people do indulge in this guilty pleasure. If you ever tuned in to The Real Housewives of New York City, you surely know the name Alex McCord. Now, the new season of The Real Housewives of Washington D.C. is well on its way, and who better to comment and blog about it than someone who has similarly experienced that lifestyle first-hand. Alex’s commentary and play-by-play of each episode is refreshingly honest and right on point.

LCO Client, Alex McCord’s most recent blog postings on People’s “TV Watch” include:

August 20, 2010 “Michaele is a ‘Walking Contradiction'”

August 13, 2010 “Let the Champagne Corks Fly”

August 06, 2010 “Enjoy the Ride, Ladies”

For more on Alex, including her book, “Little Kids, Big City”, visit her website or follow her on Twitter @McCordAlex

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LCO Takes the (Pie) Cake

Posted by Levine Communications Office on August 24, 2010

This past Sunday, August the 22nd, a book signing was held for The Man Behind The Nose: Assassins, Astronauts, Cannibals, and other Stupendous Tales (by Larry BOZO Harmon).The event was held at Book Soup in West Hollywood. Man Behind the Nose, tells of course, of Larry Bozo Harmon’s life. But the stories within are far from the expected anecdotes of pies in the face and size 83 AAA shoes. Behind the Nose is a catalog of unexpected, quirky stories showing you the never before seen side of your ol’ pal Bozo.

The signing allowed fans to come face-to-face with someone they had grown up with, and as any Bozo the Clown fan knows this was not your ordinary book signing…

The event rang in the 50th anniversary of Bozo the Clown, and brought out  The Man Behind the Nose co-author Thomas Scott McKenzie, Bozo’s widow Susan Harmon, and NY Times best-selling author and LCO client Neil Strauss. The signing welcomed all different kinds of Bozo fans, from adults to kids it was clear how much the world loves Bozo, and the event, like Man Behind the Nose, has a twist…A Bozo-inspired, laugh out loud, charity pie throwing contest!

Contestants in the pie throwing contest were judged on only the most important pie throwing techniques. From the creative to the dramatic, contestants showed their pie-flinging-flair:

The pie throwing contest benefited Bozo’s World Literacy Campaign.

For more information and to purchase The Man Behind The Nose: Assassins, Astronauts, Cannibals, and other Stupendous Tales please click here.

Check out these great photos of LCO staff and interns getting in on the pie throwing fun:


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Susie Coelho, Style and Business Guru

Posted by Levine Communications Office on August 18, 2010

We bet you know Susie Coelho as a lifestyle guru, but did you know Coelho has become a regular on Neil Cavuto’s FOX Business show where she garners the title of “Cavuto All Star“. As a panelist and favorite guest of business guru Neil Cavuto, Coelho speaks up for the issues affecting the small business community.

As a best-selling author of four books, Coelho covers all there is when it comes to style. Style Your Dream Wedding, her most recent book, offers tips and choices for brides and even includes a CD of traditional wedding music. In Coelho’s Secrets of a Style Diva: A Get-Inspired Guide to Your Creative Side she gives up her personal secrets for creating an inspired and creative look. Susie’s other two best-selling books, Styling for Entertaining: 8 Simple Rules, 8 Miracle Makeovers and Everyday Styling are true how-to guides to styling you and your home.

These ventures have established Susie as a leading lifestyle expert and champion for creating harmony in everyday life.

Coelho is truly a style and business expert whose wise words can provide inspiration in all facets of life.

For more information on Susie, please visit her website here.

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