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Get Into It with Marion Witz

Marion Witz is getting into it! She sat down with The Shopping Channel for a candid interview about being a mother, an entrepreneur, and life working with Elizabeth Grant. From turning 60 years-old to climbing a mountain in Peru, Marion is sharing her insights, interests, and all she’s learned over the years!

Q: What’s new and exciting in the Elizabeth Grant Collection for Summer Beauty this year?

A: For Summer Beauty this year we have together created the most incredible product called SOS Rescue Cream. It’s specifically formulated to help the skin cope with the environmental damage. Let’s face it, it’s very hot and we are outside now so our bodies are outsides…our skin is going to be stressed that much more. Well that’s our exciting new product for summer!

Q: What’s your best Summer Beauty tip?

A: One of the things that women should always know is to stay out of the sun – and that’s really difficult, especially in the summer! Wear a sunscreen if you’re outside and get your colour from bronzing products. There are so many beautiful bronzing products today! At one stage bronzing products would make you look streaky and yellow. But today with the technology, when you put a good bronzer on your body, your body looks bronzed and it looks lovely! That’s where we should get our colour from, not from the sun!

Q: What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned as an entrepreneur and what advice do you have for others who are interested in starting their own business?

A: When Elizabeth and I started the company – I think it was 1998 or 1999, we were very naive about everything. We started the business in my basement and it grew from there. People often ask me what advice I have for other people – especially women, who want to start a business. I really say, when you start a business make sure your research the market, make sure that you don’t put every bit of money you own into the business because when you start a business you don’t know if it’s going to be successful. Start small, dream big – which is great! But start small and know that if it doesn’t work you’ll still have your life.

Q: How did you juggle three children and running a business and what advice do you have for busy working moms?

A: It’s not easy being a mother with children and running a business. As a mother you always want to give everything to your children, you want to be there for them and be able to take them wherever they need to go. When I started the business with Elizabeth, my children were older and what I did was I roped them into the company. Every single day when we had packing I made them come downstairs and help me pack all the boxes. They would moan and groan, but I said this was a great way for you to earn money! The kids almost grew up with me in the business, but I always made sure – now this is very important- I always made sure that I was there for them when they needed me, that I was there to take them to wherever I needed to take them, and that I was there to sit down and talk to them when they needed me to be there. Children are young for such a short time! You know you blink and then the kids are grown up. Like now I’ve blinked and my kids are grown up. But I know and I’m pleased that I was able to juggle my time then – it’s not easy, but it’s always about priorities!

Q: You appear regularly on The Shopping Channel and are comfortable with public speaking, you even wrote a book about it. How do you recommend others get over their fear of public speaking and empower their voice and strengthen their expression?

A: Many people don’t know that prior to being with Elizabeth I was a presentation skills trainer and a voice coach. I actually wrote a book called Stand Up and Talk to 1000 People (And Enjoy It!). I think “And Enjoy It!” is really the most important part of that title, because so many people hate giving presentations. And yet if you know how to do it, and if you know how to manage it, it becomes something that you can do so very, very well. Being a voice coach, I think, was a great way for me to learn how to do presentations because I learned that your voice is like a musical instrument, it’s like playing a piano. All you have to do is to learn how to play it, and if you know how to play it well your voice will never let you down. The more you do deep breathing exercises you’ll start to find you can manage that first step of your presentation.

Q: What’s one of your greatest accomplishments?

A: I turned 60 this year! For my 60th birthday I decided to do something I’ve never done before and that was to hike up a mountain in Peru. I asked my friend to accompany me. I had no experience, I never exercise and I’ve never walked before. I have to tell you it was the most thrilling thing I’ve ever done because every single day was an accomplishment. Every single day when I started out and I battled and I never ever thought I’d reach the height that I reached. Then when I did, coming down the mountain at the end of every day and just eating and then jumping into bed was the greatest accomplishment of my life!

Get into your skin with Marion and Elizabeth Grant during their 15th Anniversary visit at The Shopping Channel on July 19 & 20 with our Today’s Showstopper.

To hear our interview with Marion Witz click the player below!

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Pur Minerals is one of the leading manufacturers, mineral-based makeup, skin care treatments and professional products. Pur Minerals performance based formulations are specially engineered with good-for-your-skin ingredients that offer exceptional quality and coverage all with multitasking features made to keep your beauty pur and simple.

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Sneak Peek - Urban Decay Comes to The Shopping Channel

Category: Sneak Peek

The Urban Decay story opens 15 years ago, when pink, red, and beige enslaved the prestige beauty market. Heaven forbid you wanted purple or green nails, because you’d either have to whip out a marker, or risk life and limb with that back alley drugstore junk. Flying in the face of this monopoly, Sandy Lerner (cofounder of Cisco Systems) made a bold decision: if the cosmetic industry’s “big boys” couldn’t satisfy her alternative makeup tastes, she’d satisfy them herself.

Fatefully, Sandy’s business manager, David Soward, introduced her to fellow visionary Wende Zomnir. A creative businesswoman (and makeup addict almost since birth), Wende also recognized the color void and determined a shake-up was in order. Over high tea, the two forged a pact that led to renegade nail polish mixing sessions in Wende’s Laguna Beach bungalow. Sandy, David and Wende unleashed Urban Decay in January of 1996 with a line of 10 lipsticks and 12 nail enamels. Inspired by seedier facets of the urban landscape, they bore groundbreaking names like Roach, Smog, Rust, Oil Slick and Acid Rain. The first magazine ad queried “Does Pink Make You Puke?,” fueling the revolution as cosmetics industry executives scrambled to keep up.

They’ve now become the largest independently owned color cosmetic company in the United States. “Urban Decay” is no longer such a crazy name for a makeup company. And young women today have never known a world where they couldn’t get purple nail polish over the counter. Mission accomplished.

Now you can shop for this exciting international brand at The Shopping Channel starting at 9:00am ET on Monday August 8th!

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Pur Minerals is back for Our Beauty Day!

Category: 14 Days of Beauty

Pür Minerals is one of the leading manufacturers, mineral-based makeup, skin care treatments and professional products. Pur Minerals performance based formulations are specially engineered with good-for-your-skin ingredients that offer exceptional quality and coverage all with multitasking features made to keep your beauty pur and simple. We have you covered, head to toe.

A world of beauty is created with this line of high performance mineral-based products that nourish the skin, while helping to protect it from the harsh elements of the environment with natural

As part of our 14 Days of Beauty Event $1 from each Today’s Showstopper sold today goes to Women Moving Women from The Shopping Channel!

We partnered with Pur Minerals to make our Beauty Day event extra special by combing all the customer and fan favourites in one kit!

This kit includes EVERYTHING a woman needs to build a gorgeous look - go from office natural to evening glamorous in less than 5 minutes.

A $220 value for a Today’s Showstopper price of $65.98, and is only available here!

PLUS in celebration our 14 Days of Beauty event, we have a bonus 6 month Chatelaine subscription offer!

Pur Minerals 7 Piece Fan Favorites

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Morgen Schick is Back!

This Friday, we have the return of a fabulous woman with her fabulous makeup line, Morgen Schick!
Morgen is not only a beauty lover, but she also used to model! Everything she touches will literally make one feel, look and be beautiful.

Check out Morgen this Friday starting at 9am ET at The Shopping Channel.

About Morgen Schick

FORD Model becomes makeup artist and author, who segues into hot makeup line creator. Her line rapidly evolves into top selling brand on national television. Who is this success story? Morgen Schick. Like all models, she was exposed to a vast array of beauty products. Rather than reclining in her makeup chair, she turned an uncannily perceptive eye toward evaluating every product and strategy applied to her face and hair. Her talent in makeup application led her to start practicing her makeup skills on family and friends - which soon turned into celebrity faces for the pages of InStyle, Vogue, RealSimple, Oprah and W. Quickly noticed for her in-depth understanding of beauty, as well as her ability to do exciting, live on-air makeovers, and ‘pithy’ original sound bites. On her quest to empower women to feel beautiful, Morgen has appeared including Rachael Ray, Wendy Williams, CNN, Entertainment Tonight, NBC News, CBS News, The View, as well as E! Entertainment Television and as a makeover expert.

Morgen’s quest to deliver her beauty and image awareness to every woman helped her create her user-friendly book of how-to’s, Your Makeover: Simple Ways For Any Woman to Look Her Best. She packed each page with straight-forward instructions for applying makeup to enhance every feature; style any hair texture, care for all skin types; and achieve and flaunt an individual sense of style. Currently in it’s 4th printing, Your_Makeover is the first beauty book not to be retouched in any way and is packed with photographs of real women employing Morgen’s fresh techniques. Morgen’s upcoming book, Your Beauty Evolution- A Youngness Bible is out soon.

Morgen transferred her beauty philosophy into a complete makeup and skin care line to fill a void she felt in the market. Her unique perspective as a working model and makeup artist allowed her the ability to understand what women really want. She studied ingredients exhaustively and clocked in countless hours in formulation labs. The line, Morgen Schick Cosmetics has been a top seller on HSN (Home Shopping Network) for over 10 years. Morgen continues to work as a professional makeup artist, and oversees every facet of her line’s production. She refuses to compromise her integrity. Ever. That means product ingredients, application practicality, and versatility for all complexions and coloring are always the best her company can create.

Morgen has broadened her influence on women by leading instructional & inspirational ‘LIFE LESSON MAKEOVERS’. Her fresh approach to all things beauty, health, aging, motherhood & lifestyle are so relevant in today’s world. Women around the nation seek Morgen’s advice and her ‘Real-Deal-Philosophy’. As rapidly as her career continues to expand and evolve, Morgen’s true passion lies in enabling all women to reach their BEAUTY POTENTIAL- every single morning. Her belief that beauty products should never compromise your skin’s future, and that EVERY AGE should be your most beautiful, is what keeps her constantly searching for the best for all of us.

Morgen’s Beauty Tips

The Right Light
Ideally, when applying your makeup, you should try and duplicate whatever light you are in most of your day. If you work at night in a low-lit environment, then you should apply your makeup with less light. If you were to use daylight as your guide, you’d probably have too light an application on. If you can’t replicate your lighting then I’d recommend using daylight (near a window, non-direct). This is a clean, neutral light and it’s a good way to have your makeup look nice in most lights. Also, daylight is great for grooming your eyebrows!

Brush Flush
My synthetic brushes are designed to be very soft and thin so you don’t need to push them into the product hard to get the correct coverage. You should clean them about once or twice a week. First, hold them horizontally and run the hairs only, under warm water. Use regular hair shampoo and gently massage it into the hairs. Run it under water again and massage it until it feels clean and soft. You should be able to separate each hair without them sticking together. Use your fingers to squeeze the water out in a horizontal and flat motion. Dry it on a flat surface, preferably with the hair hanging off an edge an inch so that the air dries it faster. Never dry the brush standing up.

Taking It Off
Your makeup remover should be selected according to your makeup and skin routine. If you use waterproof mascara, you need a heavier, oil-based makeup remover. If you wear very little makeup, then a mild remover/cleanser will do. It’s important to select the right makeup remover so you don’t need to rub aggressively in order to get the skin clean. If your makeup needs to be vigorously rubbed off and your eyelashes seem to be falling out, the remover you’re using doesn’t work. I actually use one for my face and a separate product for my eyes.

Correct Cleansing
Once you have taken your makeup off, you should use a pH-balanced gentle cleanser that has no perfume or alcohol. Your skin has to battle many foreign substances already, so keep cleansers as pure as you can get them. I use them all over and really massage them into my skin. Once your skin is clean, make sure you rinse with warm water - not hot! You don’t need to scald your delicate skin to make sure it’s clean. I have friends who only wash their face with purified water and swear that it’s the secret to perfect skin. I’ve never done it, but it may be worth a try if you can afford it.

Stay tuned for more Morgen!

Today’s Showstopper - Pur Minerals

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The Shopping Channel launches our Prestige Beauty Showcase

We’re closing out our Winter Beauty Event with the launch of our Prestige Beauty Showcase.  This launch includes some of the most popular luxury beauty brands - Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent & Shu Uemura.

Our Beauty Buyers have secured special kits from each of these brands, only available here at The Shopping Channel. Quantities are limited, so snatch up these special buys without delay!


Yves Saint Laurent Lisse Expert Advance Eye & Lip Intesive Anti-Wrinkle Care with Bonus

$72

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation with Bonus

$62

Shu Uemura Limited Edition Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O with Bonus
$89

Aloette’s last Today’s Showstopper of 2009

Today’s Showstopper®: Aloette Platinum Skin Perfection.  Last Today’s Showstopper of the year - with a focus on the face.

Our Price: $119.99
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EASY PAY: 5 x $13.99

Every day, for that day only, we feature one exclusive offer at an exceptional TODAY’S SHOWSTOPPER® price. This is our best value of the day and it is only available at that price for one day or while quantities last. 

happiface.com reviews iT Cosmetic’s latest products

Check out this great review on this popular cosmetics and beauty blog for it Cosmetics - we totally agree  - and lots of other folks to as the product sold out quickly.  We’re working hard to get more in stock!

iT Cosmetics is available in Canada exclusively at The Shopping Channel.