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Jill’s Picks: 5 Products for Sunless Tanning

Jill never got crazy enough to try the tri-fold, though she did experiment with a sunlamp.

Jill Kloster, Breezy Mama‘s fearless beauty editor is back–this time, she’s not scared to get orange (and bronzed) in order to bring you the best advice on sunless tanning. Read on to see what Jill gets herself into this time. . .

From Jill:

I was 15 years old when my tanning obsessed friend lent me her sunlamp. After my parents went to bed that night, I MacGyvered the lamp to my bedside table and I purposely made sure that when I laid down on the floor underneath it, there was less than an inch between my face and the bulb. I must have laid there for at least 30 minutes. I had visions of walking into my high school the next day as a bronzed goddess. The Captain of the wrestling team would finally notice me and we would be together forever. What I didn’t know, was that a sunlamp should really be called a burn lamp because you do not get sun. You get burn. I remember feeling like my face had been shrink-wrapped, and that I was probably going to have to wear a ski mask for at least a week.

What is it about having a tan that makes us pull stunts like the burn lamp, or the baby oil-iodine homebrew? And what about the under the chin tri-fold foil contraption? Genius. Tanning seems to have a weird psychological effect on us. I personally feel healthy and more confident when I’m tanned. I actually even feel skinnier, which is ridiculous. My friends in the south have a saying: “tanned [Read more…]

Taking a Trip with the Cast of Gulliver’s Travels

Breezy Mama‘s Contributing Editor Jill Kloster was invited to participate in a roundtable with the cast of Gulliver’s Travels: Jack Black, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt. In it, we get the low-down on what life as a actor dad is like, what it’s like being a giant with small people, and how Gulliver fears the same things as today’s kids.

From Jill:

Die-hard Breezy Mama fans know that Chelsea is our usual entertainment reporter, however, since she recently gave birth to twins Izzie and Bea, a trip to L.A. to cover the movie was somehow shall we say “inconvenient.”  I was lucky enough to be asked to participate ( in Chelsea’s absence) in a roundtable discussion with three of the stars from Gulliver’s Travels–Jack Black–the lead as Gulliver, Jason Segal as Horacio and Emily Blunt who stars as the princess. Jack Black, most known for his animated feature “Kung Fu Panda” and his hilarious performance in “Nacho Libre”, was our first victim of the day. . . [Read more…]

Movie for the Holiday Break: Gulliver’s Travels

Breezy Mama‘s Contributing Editor Jill Kloster gets a sneak peek at one of this holiday’s hottest movies. . . Gulliver’s Travels.

From Jill:

One of my favorite movies growing up, was Gulliver’s Travels –  the original version AND the one starring  Ted Dansen.  I’ll be honest, the only reason I began watching the movie in the first place, was because I thought that the Gulliver character was Michael Landon.  I had a huge crush on Michael Landon back in the day (A.K.A “Pa”from Little House on the Prairie) ,and by the time I had figured  out that he was not the playing the lead role, I was already way too into the plot to turn back.  This Christmas, an all new, modern, 3D version is set to hit theatres and let me tell you, it’s a trip worth taking.

Lemuel Gulliver (Jack Black) is a mail room clerk at a New York newspaper who leads a very simple life–almost too simple.  A crush on one of his co-workers leads him to [Read more…]

My Story: Experiencing the Power of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

Jill on site at the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

As you all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breezy Mama thought it fitting to start the month with a personal story of someone fighting breast cancer right now, at this moment. Cheryl agreed to share her experiences, as she’s going through the horrific events that come with being diagnosed with breast cancer. If her story gets one of you checked, then she’s done her job. As October comes to a close, we have another story to share, but not from one who’s experienced breast cancer per se, but one who has looked in from the outside, and has lost her terrific friend, Christy, to the disease. Breezy Mama‘s Contributing Beauty Editor, Jill Kloster has been through this ordeal, and, in her memory, participated in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer this past September. This is her story, along with her dear friend, Christy’s. . .

Jill dedicates this story to Linda Renwick-Lawson . . .

From Jill:

Christy Medrano hated me.  I was the new hire at a Los Angeles based health food company and she was not having it one bit.  On my third day, she accused me of breaking into her apartment and stealing her flat front Gap khakis.  Seriously.  I didn’t even know where she lived.  As weeks progressed I [Read more…]

B12 Shots–Believe the Hype?

Jill is back— and this month she comes to us with her report on B12 shots. Breezy Mama sent Jill on her mission after hearing about numerous women who were getting the shot and reporting results that included everything from weight loss to restored sex drives. Jill had to know–should she believe the hype?

Please note: The following is Jill’s opinion and should, in no way, be replacement for advice from your medical professional. Though she is that cool. . .

From Jill:

Wikipedia:
Vitamin B12, vitamin B12 or vitamin B-12, also called cobalamin, is a water soluble vitamin with a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and for the formation of blood. It is one of the eight B vitamins. It is normally involved in the metabolism of every cell of the body, especially affecting DNA synthesis and regulation, but also fatty acid synthesis and energy production. As the largest and most structurally complicated vitamin, it can be produced industrially only through bacterial fermentation-synthesis.

I’m not quite sure what any of that means. All I know is that the vitamin B12 is rumored to be a great way to get energy and perhaps lose weight.  I can recall being on set many years ago watching actors [Read more…]

5 Minute Make-up Routine

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Recently, I was at dinner with a group of friends when one, Breezy Mama Kim, turned to me and said, “I need help–can Breezy Mama do a story on a 5 minute make-up routine?” Never wanting to leave anyone feeling desperate, Breezy Mama turned to Makeup Artist Jill Kloster to answer Kim’s plea. Read on to know how you can transform from morning mom to glamorous mom in less time that it takes to make toast. –Alex

From Jill:
This is how I start my mornings:  One or more of the two people under the age of 7 is either poking me in the head or climbing over me to grab a quick snuggle before breakfast.  From this moment on, nothing is about me.  I’m toasting, dressing, packing, yelling.  When I do actually get a moment to look in the mirror I’m either [Read more…]

The Art of Waxing . . . Down there

Wondering why I chose a glitter ball as the intro to this story? Read on my friends, read on.

Inquiring minds wanted to know: what the heck is going on with all the different waxing styles that are being offered below the belt? Breezy Mama sent brave soul Jill Kloster to find out . . .

From Jill:

It was April 28th, 2007.  I had been in labor for just over 15 hours, when they discovered that my daughter was face up, and that an emergency C-section was the only way to get her out.  I got to the O.R. and I was immediately given the drugs that make you feel like someone is standing on your chest.  Even though I couldn’t feel anything, I knew I was naked from belly to baby-maker.  In the foggy distance I heard someone yell something about a razor?  I heard a faint buzzing noise as they began to clear a path to make the incision when suddenly I heard what sounded like a bee stuck in a honey pot.  I’m not sure, but I think I may have even seen sparks.  And then the unthinkable; [Read more…]

The Nails Have It: Upcoming Trends and New Alternatives

Make-Up artisit Jill Kloster is back, this time dialing us into what’s hot for nails this spring. Some unexpected colors (gray for spring?) and results (the face of Jesus on your thumb), read on to learn more. . .

From Jill:

Seriously. One new trend is Seashells on nails.

Seashore Style

I think I can count on one dried out, thrashed, cuticle man-hand the number of manicures I’ve had since my wedding, and that was eight years ago. So when I learned that my newest assignment for Breezy Mama was to find out the latest trends in nails, it was on. On like Donkey Kong. Initially I learned that nails are like art, or an insult from your mother; very personal. From zebra stripes to [Read more…]

Drugstore Shampoos-Do they lather up compared to the salon brands?

Are drugstore shampoos and conditioners just as good as the salon brands? In Breezy Mama’s on-going quest to bring you the best products for the lowest prices, we turned to makeup artist Jill Kloster — who has worked in the entertainment industry from commercials like Target to reality shows like The Bachelor — to find out. Jill did extensive research of several shampoo types and gave each her final grade — with some falling flat! So, before you try out a less expensive brand, let Jill save you the money by reading on.

From Jill:

There is nothing better than the feel of your hair after you leave the hair salon. What is it? The water, the massage, the shampoo? My thoughts immediately gravitate towards the shampoo. At the reception desk, you ask what kind they used and nine times out of ten, the price is outrageous. My goal? To get that wonderful, soft, hair from [Read more…]