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Introducing #EVER Skin- #FabuLyssfind-October 3rd, 2017

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Introducing EVER Skin




Q: I am so excited to introduce the #divamoms and #glamas to the #FabULyss EVER Skin line, which I recently started using myself. Can you please tell our readers about your brand?

A: We are dreamers, innovators, thinkers and believers. And we joined forces to make a difference in what it means to be beautiful. Yes, beauty comes from the inside out, but it also comes from the outside in, so we crafted a skincare collection that guarantees results and sets new standards by using the finest, purest, and most effective ingredients to give your complexion its well-deserved “wow” moment.

Q: Can you please share details about EVER Skin’s clinically proven products that target the top 10 visible signs of aging? 

A: EVER Skin delivers a luxury brand experience for real women who want real results. The products are made with good for you ingredients charged by state-of-the-art science. Results are visible and transformative. The brand sets itself apart from the competition because the products are good for your skin AND efficacious. This is because of EVER’s patent-pending LSR10, which was scientifically formulated to help reduce the appearance of inflammation and the top 10 visible signs of aging: fine lines and wrinkles, loss of visible elasticity and firmness, spots, appearance of redness, loss of radiance, uneven texture, uneven skin tone, dull skin, dehydrated skin, and thin skin. LSR10® amplifies the ancient restorative power of the Magnolia Officinalis plant with two powerful antioxidants and a boost of modern science to help skin appear smoother, brighter, and more lifted, as well as to help minimize the effects of future damage to skin.

Q: What are your most popular products for moms and why?

A: SUBLIME Retinol Eye Wrinkle Smoother with LSR10 has been an instant hit because it makes you look like you got a good night’s rest, which, as moms, we know is hard to come by! SUBLIME visibly depuffs and reduces the appearance of dark circles, wrinkles and expression lines. If used in combination with our DAYLIGHT Treatment Concealer, it’s almost all you need for an instant eye lift.

Our Pure Results Regimen with LSR10 is also a hit because it’s an easy-to-follow 4-step skincare regimen that cleanses, exfoliates, treats and moisturizes skin, leaving it looking healthier and more radiant – less dull and tired.

The Regimen is designed for all ages, all skin types and all ethnicities and can be customized for specific skin concerns such as oily/dehydrated/sensitive skin and blemish-prone skin.  It’s quick and simple for busy moms looking for something that works!

Q: Which products do grandmother (glamas) like best and why?

A: Same goes for glamas – SUBLIME Retinol Eye Wrinkle Smoother with LSR10, but combined with OVERNIGHT FACIAL (made up of Retinol and peptides).  Applied before bedtime, this power pair works while you sleep to smooth, firm and hydrate the skin.

Q: How do you purchase EVER Skin? Which products would you suggest starting off with? 

A:  You can purchase EVER Skin through our website, everskin.com or through one of our passionate EVER Independent Specialists. Most of them were consumers before they were specialists. They know this brand inside out and will always be honest and only sell you what you need—and maybe what you don’t know you need, but must have!

Q: If you are interested in becoming a specialist, what do you propose are the first step?

A: Try the products and make sure you love them. That is crucial to being able to successfully sell them. A personal testimonial goes a long way, so we want to make sure our Independent Specialists are as passionate about EVER Skin as we are back at home base.

Once you start to see results, we encourage you to join our community of Independent Specialists, and it’s pretty simple to do so…

You can sign up right on our website, everskin.com/join. We provide the training, tools and support that you need to operate a thriving business. You’ll get one-on-one coaching from your Mentor, and you’ll meet other Independent Specialists at monthly local Specialist meet-ups. The Home Office also provides training calls and 24×7 online tools. You’ll be set up for success from the start!

Q: Tell our readers about the opportunity.

A: The EVER Skin opportunity allows you to take control and decide when and where to sell and how much time you want to invest in your own independent business. This allows you to create a business that fits your life, scaling up or down as you wish.

Q: Do you advocate for moms and glamas to take before and after photos (before and after starting to use the products)? When do you suggest they will really start to see results?

A: We love ourselves a before and after because they capture our visible results. The proof is in the photo.

74% of our consumers saw an IMMEDIATE difference within days – skin was visibly smoother, more moisturized.

91% saw fuller, softer, glowing skin after 1 week!

100% saw improved texture, brighter, hydrated, and less visible lines in 30 days.

If you can share your results with our team, we’d love to see them!

Q: Please tell our readers about EVER Skin’s breakthrough science.

A:  WHAT EVER DISCOVERED: Inflammation is the most vicious thief of youth. Sun, stress, bad habits, environmental toxins, irritating chemicals and hormonal changes all cause it.
WHAT EVER HARNESSED: Magnolia is a true power plant. It has existed since the prehistoric era and has evolved over time to become more potent. EVER taps into Magnolia’s resilience and time transcending power in a way that makes it totally skin available, uniquely skin catalyzing, and intensely skin transformative.

WHAT EVER CREATED: Patent-pending LSR10 is EVER’s magnolia-charged science in action. EVER boosts their restorative magnolia bark with science: safe bioactives that energize the bark’s natural antioxidants. This lets EVER generate formulas that are good for you, proven by science, and designed to help reduce the 10 visible signs of aging.

Q: If a #divamom and #glama is interested in hosting a private EVER Skin event for friends and family, who should they contact to set up?

A:  They can contact their local specialist. Find her here: everskin.com/connect

Q: Anything else about the EVER Skincare line that you want to share with our readers? I want to share that I personally love the overnight facial oil. I can’t get enough!

A: When you look beyond the jar, you see the best part of EVER: a mission-driven company ready to change more than skin.  We want to change work for women.  Our passion is to help you fund yours.

We have a #FabULyss upcoming #beautybreakfast on October 19th RSVP@divamoms.com, space is limited

EVER Beauty Breakfast

#DeLysscious Gobble.com-September 26th, 2017

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Q: We are super excited to introduce the #divamoms & dads to Gobble.com. I LOVE Ooshma Gargs story. Can you please share with our readers how Gobble.com came to be what it is today?

A: While at Stanford, Ooshma was busy starting a business when she realized how terrible she was feeling about her health. This was most likely due to the taco bell bags in her car, but it also had a lot to do with her missing home. She had always had the benefit of having her parents create amazing food for the family to enjoy at dinnertime and from that simple nostalgic thought came the idea of Gobble. Ooshma wanted to provide fresh, simple ingredients to users so they could create great meals at home in a very short amount of time, even if they were super busy!

Q: For busy working moms and dads Gobble.com is just what we need! We all need to spend less time in the kitchen while preparing #deLysscious and healthy food for our families. Tell our readers about how convenient it is to use Gobble.com. I love that you shop, chop and deliver right to our door.

A:Gobble allows users to create dinner in 15 minutes by taking the terrible parts of cooking out of the process and introducing dinner hacks. Par-cooked sides (rice, orzo, etc), marinated proteins, and ready-to-go sauces show up in the exact portions they are needed so that our members can create magic in 3 easy steps.

Q: Is it true that we can cook the gourmet meals in 15 minutes or less and that there is NO prep work? Seems like a dream come true.

A: It is a dream come true! While we can’t say that there isn’t ANY prep work, it is very light. Putting together a side dish will sometimes mean our members have to cut the stems off herbs or chop up a few mushrooms, but all of the heavy-lifting has been done which makes the dream a reality. Our members really enjoy the dinner hacks they learn about, such as how to cook chicken breasts or a beef filet in a very short amount of time.

Q: I love that the recipes are so easy to use. I know that you use 3-step recipes that are designed for 1 pan cooking. Who came up with this genius idea? What are the most popular recipes?

A: Our executive chef, Thomas Ricci introduced Ooshma to the practice of ‘mis-en-place’ a French cooking technique that simply means “everything in its place” or, having everything ready to go for the chef to come through and put it together! This technique has been used for centuries and is now being brought to our members by giving them everything “in its place” and ready to be put together. All Gobble meals go through rigorous testing to ensure they are ready for our members to put together in 15-minutes. Some of our more popular dishes include Chinese Chicken Lettuce Cups, Bistro Filet au Poivre, Brown Sugar Crusted Atlantic Salmon, Chicken Tikka Masala, and Porcini Mushroom Ravioli

Q: What if you and your family are picky eaters? What do you suggest?

A: A lot of our members have very picky eaters in their homes! We suggest taking a look at our new menus each and every week, and identify the dishes that have “Gobble Kid Certified” stamped on them. This ensures that things like icky mushrooms aren’t included and that the dish doesn’t have many ‘complicated’ flavors

Q: How do you get your box each week? Will you be delivering all over the East Coast?

A: We always show our members 4 weeks of menus, so they can easily choose what week’s make the most sense for them. Select the meals, choose a day you want the box delivered, and voila. We will be delivering to the east coast starting 9/12/2017 :)

Q: What are the costs associated with the program?

A: When members order 3 meals, the cost per serving is 11.95 (each meal serves 2!). If a member only wants 2 meals, then the cost per meal is $13.95. Other than that, nothing else is needed as our costs per serving include shipping & handling!

Q: What is the best email and or phone number to sign up?

A: Any email and phone work for us, just go to gobble.com and get started today!

Q: Is there anything else you want our readers to know about Gobble.com?

A: We love feedback! We’re working hard to create the best menus and service in the industry and rely on our members to help us get better. Give us a try and let us help you spread love through food with our 15-minute dinners!

My ten year old son helped be prepare the most #DeLysscious dinner, and we cannot wait to keep cooking with gobble.com!

Corn and squash ravioli with an arugula fennel salad

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Back To School Made Easier With Carried Away Chefs- September 7th, 2017

With the start of a new school year we know how busy working parents can be. I want to introduce you a new #FabULyssFind Carried Away Chefs. We know it takes a Village in NYC to raise children and I am thrilled that you will now learn about Kate Homes the Founder of Carried Away Chefs and her amazing team that makes the most DeLysscious meals just for you and your family.




Q: Your resume is most impressive! You graduated from Le Cordon Bleu and worked with some of the most award-winning chefs. What made you prompted you to open an in home cooking personal chef company?


A: Despite being an entrepreneur and having two little kids, I’m all about life balance; so the idea of cultivating a career in food that also afforded somewhat regular hours was always a priority; being able to help busy families create balance for themselves is the ultimate reward for a hospitality professional- I’m a true believer that mealtime should be about enjoying each other’s company and NOT stressing about planning, prepping and cleaning.


Q: What can parents expect from your talented team? How do you work, meaning do you custom create the menu for every home differently? Are the same every week?


A: Each family’s weekly menu is customized from our current offerings to their tastes and dietary preferences. We source local ingredients to our test kitchen in upper Manhattan, where we develop our tried and true recipes and send the chefs on their way to your home.  The chefs bring the ingredients to your house to create your family’s meals, storing it with suggested reheating instructions to enjoy throughout the week.  We cook for you once or twice a week depending on your needs.


Q: I know you do the food shopping and bring to the home, how many meals do you prepare for the week? What if a family only wants vegeterian dishes? Or have dietary restrictions?


A: Our twice- a- week service provides 2 entrees and 2 sides with a baked good or breakfast each time (so 5-6 meals), while the 1 visit is 3 entrees & 3 sides (3-4 meals).  We accommodate all types of dietary preferences and our test and production kitchen is a nut free facility.  We cook for people who eat gluten free, paleo, vegan and are often called in to help with a specific diet recommended by a nutritionist.  Our chefs are adept at navigating kosher kitchens as well!


Q: What are your most popular dishes?


A: My team laughs at how obsessed I am with our lettuce cups- my original recipe was Chicken& Shiitake Asian lettuce cups but we’ve expanded them to lettuce cup tacos too! We specialize in creating healthy and delicious meals that adults can enjoy but appeal to kids too. Other must-haves are Truffle Beef Sliders and Coconut Pumpkin Soup with Cardemom when the chill hits in the fall!


Q: Please share with our readers the cost of the program….


A: 2x week program is $550 plus food cost and 1x is $350 plus food cost (food cost can range from $80 -$160 each visit depending on the dishes as vegetarian is often less)


Q: What kind of kitchen do families need? Do they need to have all the appliances or does your team come already equipped with that they need to prepare the meals?


A: We bring our own tools but use the equipment at your house.  We check in ahead of the first visit on what we might need but generally are always fine to work with what we’ve got- we are very resourceful and have cooked in all sorts of NYC kitchens! With the help of our test and production kitchen we can do some of the heavy lifting ahead of time if necessary.


Q: Please share with us some of your most popular dishes… do you also provide dessert? 


A: We suggest fun seasonal baked goods each week for dessert, right now we are featuring a Zucchini Bread and an Italian Plum torte.  Other client faves are Stone Fruit cobblers and an Heirloom Tomato Tart


Q: What if the parents are at work, can they leave a key for one of your chefs to go upstairs and prepare the meals? Do you like have someone in the apartment better? What does your staff feel most comfortable with?


A: Quite often we find ourselves cooking solo in the home and are comfortable with it.  We would ask ahead of time the best way to be let in and where to take out the trash on the way out; other than that we are good to go!


Q: How long in advance do you suggest signing up for the program before a family wants to get started?


A: We can generally get new families on the schedule in 1-2 weeks. The schedule fills up fast in early fall and early spring though so its always good to plan ahead!


Q: Please tell our readers the best way to get in touch with you via email and phone.. Please include the best email and phone number.

We’d love to hear from you and are always available to answer questions about our weekly chef and catering services;we can be reached at 718.606.8755 or chef@carriedawaychefs.com.  Feel free to check us out at http://carriedawaychefs.com/weekly-chef-divapromo/


Added Bonus

Please share with us one of your favorite recipes 


Grilled Corn and Radicchio Orzo Salad


Serves 6


½ lb Orzo (half box)

1 small head radicchio

1 green Pepper- diced

2 ears sweet corn

½ lb fresh mozzerella- diced in ½ inch cubes

½ cup pitted kalamatas-halved

½ cup pitted castlevetrano,or other green olive- sliced

olive oil

salt & pepper

1 cup fresh basil leaves

red wine vinegar



Heat a grill to medium heat. Shuck corn, coat with salt and

olive oil, and then grill until tender and lightly charred (alternately broil on HI 5 minutes per side).

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and boil orzo

about 10 minutes until al dente. Drain in a mesh colander

and rinse briefly. When drained and slightly cooled, season

with a drizzle of olive oil and red wine vinegar, and a pinch

of salt and pepper. Transfer to a large bowl.


With a sharp knife, slice corn off the cob, transfer to orzo

bowl. Halve the head of radicchio, slice out core, and slice

thin to add to orzo. Stir in green pepper, mozzerella, olives

and season to taste with salt and pepper. Slice basil thin

and gently incorporate. Serve.

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#MagicalMitzvahPhotographer-June 27th, 2017

I am so excited to introduce #divamoms to the #fabULyss JKP Photographers
You are going to see the world through the amazing photographers eyes. Jamie’s photos are truly magical and each photo is a masterpiece. She is known as the #magicalmitzvahphotographer! Team JKP is known to EAT, SLEEP and BREATHE Mitzvahs! Their eye for detail is the epitome of #fabULyss!
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Q:  How long have you been photographing for? When did you realize that you were going to make your passion into a successful business?
A: My team and I have collectively shooting for over 13 years.  I think we need to through ourselves a Mitzvah!
Q: What’s your favorite part of photographing the Mitzvah child/service and celebration?
A: We love that even event is different.   Each child is unique and brings something new and exciting to the table.
Q: How far in advance should parents book you? What’s the best way for them to contact you? Via.. email, phone?
A: We book as far as three years out.  Most families book us when they are 1-2 years out.
Q: How do you help families ease their anxieties on the big day? Any fun tips you want to share with our readers?
A: Our goal is to make the photography portion of the Mitzvah to be the fun part!  We have a laid back but yet gentle firmness that keeps both the kids and the parents happy.  We make sure that we keep everyone amused!
Q: When #divamoms and dads hire #JKP for their Mitzvah.. will they get you and or one of your other photographers? How many photographers do you usually send per job?
A: Great question! We work as a team.  If I am available, then parents can book me.  If not, our amazing team of photographers are a extension of me and a reflection on JKP Photographers.  My team photographed my kids B’Nai Mitzvah! 
Q: Can the #divamoms and dads hire #JKP to video the affair as well? What other Mitzvah services do you provide?
A: We can absolutely offer video and montage services.  We also offer full event Styling by Jamie.  She will dress you from the pre-shoot all the way through the party—it takes all of the guess work of what to wear and will it match out of the equation.
Q: How long on average does it usually take for the Mitzvah parents to see the photos from the big day?
How many photos do they select for the album? Do you help the family with the selects?
A: We usually give our clients a sneak peek one week after their event.  The fully edited gallery is available approximately 4 weeks after the event is over. Our albums are AMAZING!  We design all of our albums in house and use only the best print and binding.  We encourage out clients to choose their favorite images to incorporate into their albums but we are always happy to help select images we think really embody the feeling of the day.
Q: There are a lot of personalities on the big day… How do you make sure that the Mitzvah teen is relaxed and most comfortable in front of the camera? Is this one of the reasons the Pre-Mitzvah shoot is so important? So the Mitzvah teen can get most comfortable with you and your team?
A: The pre-mitzvah shoot is one of our most favorite parts of photographing Mitzvahs.  We find a location that the Mitzvah boy or girls comfortable in and give them their moment to shine.  Whether they are in ripped jeans or a beautiful dress, this relaxed portrait session always makes the kids so happy.  It also provides you great decor for your party! 
Q: What do you think makes for the most beautiful Mitzvah photos?
A: Easy answer. We always say its all about the love in the room. The timeless moments are always best captured when the room is filled with family and friends and tons of love in the room…
Q: Anything else you want our #divamom readers to know about JKP Photographers
A: Photographers, stylists (sometimes therapists!) we EAT, SLEEP and BREATH Mitzvahs! We are obsessed with the details and capturing your Mitzvah’s unique and unscripted moments. We at JKP Photographers are more than photographers: we are part of the #fabULyss Family!
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