Archives for March 24, 2017

Winter is gone! Spring is here! Time to say goodbye to dry hands! Say Hello to Lauren B. Beauty Hand and Nail Products!

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Spring is here, and that means warmer weather and no more dry hands. Luckily, you can keep your hands and nails in-tact and looking healthy with these tips from Skyy Hadley and products from Lauren B. Beauty!
Many people don’t realize, but taking care of your cuticles is the best way to keep your nails looking their best. Skyy Hadley, owner of As U Wish Nail Salon, is a firm believer in tending to your cuticles for strong and lustrous nails. Follow her tips below for the best results:

  • Always use a cuticle oil/cream. Having dry, scraggly cuticles is not a good look and may even make you want to pick them, which can lead to a bacterial infection. Using a cuticle oil can make your manicure last longer. Keeping the nail beds and areas around your nails moisturized will make the nail polish stay in place longer. A cuticle oil is a great way to make a two day old manicure look like you just walked out of the salon
  • If you don’t have cuticle oil or cream available, you can use anything from your kitchen! Olive oil, baby oil, or even Vaseline are quick go-to solutions
  • NEVER cut your cuticles, they should only be pushed back. Cuticles are designed to protect your fingers from infections, and bacteria. You should only cut the dry skin around the nail and not the actual cuticles themselves

To keep your hand and nails looking and feeling fabulous, these luxurious products from Lauren B. Beauty are the ultimate in nail care innovation:

  • Lauren B. Beauty Cuticle Oil ($20)

This one is a real beauty-must! I  love this one!

  • Lauren B. Beauty Nail & Cuticle Balm ($30)
  • Lauren B. Beauty Nourishing Hand Crème ($24)

I received a sample of this and I simply love it! It instantly leaves my hands feeling softer! My skin really does get dried out in the Winter so I am thrilled about how well this product works!


Self Disclosure: Thank you to Skyy Hadley for the wonderful beauty tips! I received free samples to facilitate this post. Photos and info was also provided.

Senior seal celebrated 21st birthday this past Wednesday @the Aquarium of the Pacific!

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She turned 21, and she is a senior! The public was invited to join Shelby the harbor seal to celebrate her over-the-wave birthday this past Wednesday, March 22 at the Seal and Sea Lion Habitat. Shelby may have limited eyesight, but you would never guess. She is confident in her habitat and determined to do things on her own. Shelby was born and raised on the West Coast and arrived at the Aquarium of the Pacific at the age of three in 1998.

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Photo Credit: Aquarium of the Pacific.

The Shops at Montebello to Award Up to $12,000 in College Scholarships Students in Montebello Unified School District encouraged to apply by April 25

The Shops at Montebello is seeking applicants for up to $12,000 in college scholarships, as part of the center’s scholarship program, which recognizes outstanding graduating seniors from the Montebello Unified School District as they continue their education.


Applications are currently available starting today, March 20, in high school counselor’s offices at Montebello High School, Schurr High School and Bell Gardens High School. Completed applications are due on Tuesday, April 25, no later than 2 p.m. to each respective high school counselor.


Up to four students from each school will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship each.


“Higher education and the pursuit of career aspirations for today’s youth is an initiative that is important to The Shops at Montebello,” said Marida Petitjean, director of marketing and business development at The Shops at Montebello. “We’re honored to be a part of these students’ lives and assist in making their dreams to attend college a reality.”


The Shops at Montebello’s Scholarship Awards recognize local seniors in their pursuit to continue their education at a four-year college. The scholarship program was created in 1985, when the center opened, as a way to assist local students in recognizing their educational goals and to provide initial monetary support to attain those goals.


Candidates applying for the scholarship program will be evaluated on criteria including a combination of outstanding academic accomplishments, participation in school activities and clubs and community volunteer work. They must also possess a financial need and demonstrate a commitment to continuing their education at a four-year college by submitting an essay detailing why it is important to continue their education past high school. In addition to the completed application form, applicants must meet the following requirements:


  • Be a graduating senior from Montebello High School, Schurr High School or Bell Gardens High School, continuing their education at a four-year college
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • Submit a copy of their current school transcript
  • Submit the completed application to their high school counselor


Scholarship funds will be awarded upon official verification of enrollment in a post-secondary educational program. The verification should be brought to The Shops at Montebello Management Office, as they will handle the distribution of funds.  For questions about the program, call 323-722-1776.


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About The Shops at Montebello

The Shops at Montebello is a modern indoor super regional shopping center featuring four department stores and more than 160 shops, eateries, and restaurants—remaining the leader for shopping in the San Gabriel Valley. The Shops at Montebello is home to Macy’s, Macy’s Home, JCPenney, Forever 21, Coach, G by Guess, H&M, Cotton On, Papaya and more, with dining options such as BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery, Hikari Sushi, and Olive Garden. The Shops at Montebello serves communities in San Gabriel Valley and East Los Angeles including Montebello, Monterey Park, and Rosemead. With its modernized look and feel, The Shops at Montebello strives to provide the best shopping experience with its retailer and dining selections for the entire family.

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