Winter Blues? Lighten UP!

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With torrential downpours in the west subsiding, we are celebrating the wetness, but feeling the dreary days of winter still lingering on. Are you yearning for longer days and balmy nights? Now is the time to lighten up your midwinter blues with some r pick-me-ups that will carry you over to the first signs of spring.

Although the winter of 2014 is turning out to be unseasonably mild and not enough rain, we still have to deal with the midwinter blues.

Here are two top secret tips to lighten up!

Burke Williams: Try the newly revamped Enhanced Nourishing Facial that incorporates a new science promoting dermal building collagen production and hydration. Remove the dead layers of skin and the mid-winter blues while experiencing pure pleasure and restoring that youthful glow. The facial is an 80-minute anti-aging and detoxifying treatment using a unique skin serum that nourishes, soothes and hydrates. First there is a restoring dermal-filling serum which uses moisture absorbing nutrients, anti-wrinkle peptides and a powerful Hyaluronic Acid to target and smooth out wrinkles and restore suppleness and hydration to the skin. It targets fine lines and dehydration. It plumps up tissues and tones-down age lines. The finale is a soothing Lavender Rosemary mask for extra hydration that leaves the skin nourished and firm. For more visit
Founded in 1984 as the original urban day spa, Burke Williams became so popular and expanded to multiple locations at more affordable rates. You can check out the custom membership program catered just for you.

Lea Journo, The Salon: The best kept secret to the A-List Celebrities like Jane Fonda, Ellen Degeneres, Portia De Rossi, Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom,Kate Bosworth to Brittany Spears and beyond, this Beverly Hills salon is the hippest! Located in the elegant Beverly Wilshire Hotel, overlooking the glam pool and spa, this chic salon has been hush-hush until now. This Parisian trendsetter brings class and refinement to the flashy LA stylista. She is the absolute haute for anyone seeking the best in style. For midwinter lightening up:

Freckles in winter
Freckles in winter

Freckles are clusters of concentrated melanin which are most often visible on people with a fair complexion. A freckle is also called an ephelis. Freckles do not have an increased number of melanin producing cells (melanocytes). This is in contrast to lentigines and moles. | Photo: |
"Just say no to ashy blond or beige-blond shades, which can make the skin look dull and gray." Cold colors like that are not flattering to the face, especially on winter-pale skin," says Lea Journo, owner of The Lea Journo Salon in Beverly Hills. Instead, go for warmer tones: If you normally wear bright blond highlights, take them down to golden. Red hair is still on trend for 2011, but will be richer and warmer, in the strawberry or auburn family. As for brunettes, check out Journo's client Katie Cassidy of Gossip Girl. "We gave her warm-honey highlights and lowlights that stay within the brown family, but are still lustrous and multi-tonal," Journo says. "Her signature hair products line is the best of the best for a glamorous, polished look."

My favorite stylist is the young, dynamic, up and coming star, Robby LaRiviere. His warm, effervescent personality and upbeat attitude can make your day into a dreamy experience, especially with his makeover magic. He is known for creating magical makeovers, and you can find him on the Hallmark Channel Home and Family TV. He is on the glam squad of celebrity fashion stylists.He is also known for creating the hot looks for the Real Housewives stars, like Taylor Armstron Flank and Sonja Morgan. His talents flow from hair, color and makeup to anti-aging facial treatments to all kinds of secret grooming specialties. For more, visit

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