Medical Tourism in Thailand

Throwback Thursday:  Travel Edition

Here is a video I hosted and helped produce with my JetsetExtra family while we were in Thailand last year.  We met Kiana over lunch on our second day, and I was so surprised by the amount of medical tourists that choose Thailand so we were able to get in a piece about it!

Your Worldwide Vanity Hunter,

Maxine @VanityGirl 

P.S.  What about you?  Would you consider going to another country to get medical work done?  Why or why not? 

Allure Makeup Academy in Oceanside CA

Entrepreneur teaches makeup artists | The Coast News.

One of our affiliates, Janet Pippins of Allure Makeup Academy, was just featured in her local paper.  It’s so great to see her dream come true and now she is getting ready to share her makeup line at the PHAME Expo.  She has a few of our Starlet mirrors in her makeup classroom, so if you are in Oceanside or if you are going to be at the PHAME Expo- make sure to look her up and go see our vanities too 🙂

She will be at Booth #609 at the PHAME Expo.


Maxine @VanityGirl 

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Vanity Girl Hollywood blinging out the Pasadena PHAME Expo

This hot new event seems to be taking the beauty industry by storm and two of our Industry Pro Vanity Girls will be there, blinging out their event booths with their Vanity Girl vanities.

Crystal of Paw Pallette (the beauty & brains behind that brand) will be at booth 410, and if you haven’t seen her paw pallettes, they are the CUTEST things ever.

And makeup instructor and MUA Janet of Allure Makeup Academy (who by the way, held one of the first Vanity Mixers)  is launching a new makeup line and she will be in Booth #609.

If you drop by and visit – make sure to take a pic with the vanity and Instagram, Tweet or FB me!  I LOVE getting those pics.

Crystal told me that LimeCrime, PurseBuzz and Enkore Makeup will also be there … so I’m sure I will make it over there as well.


Maxine @VanityGirl

What about you?   Will you be at the PHAME Expo?  Do you still need to Bling out your Booth with one our Vanities?  Get some … 

Sample Week Menu: Organic & Gluten-Free Food

cibo verde.

A gluten-free diet is all the rage these days, especially here in Hollywood.  People with celiac disease, as well as those of us who just want to eat healthier, have adopted gluten free as a way to stay leaner and feel better.  In fact last night, I was at a girlfriend’s birthday dinner and one of her favorite presents was literally, a piece of gluten-free coconut cake (all wrapped up in a box).  It was brilliant.

Well, my secret to gluten-free (and ORGANIC to boot) is cibo verde food delivery.  Here is a sample menu from this week … which I will try to update daily!


Breakfast:  Spinach and mushroom omelet

Snack:  Chickpea salad with tomatoes and onions

Lunch:  Shrimp and heirloom tomato salad

Dinner:  Braised short rib with asparagus

Desert:  Dark chocolate mousse * (fave of the day, it was almost like frosting out of the can, but so much better obvi!)



Breakfast:  Turkey hash with egg whites, red and green bell peppers

Snack:  Roasted red pepper hummus with carrot sticks * (fave of the day, loved the hummus consistency)

Lunch:  Grilled steak cobb (egg whites) with tomatoes and feta cheese

Dinner:  Lemon garlic chicken with haricot vert

Desert:  Chocolate dipped strawberries



A French Girl’s Guide to Cannes 2013

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Festival de Cannes – From 15th to 26th May 2013.

I admit it.  I am a Francophile.  So when I met this ADORABLE French Expat name Julie while guest lecturing at UCLA, and she expressed an interest in guest blogging for us… hello, how could I say Non?  

Here’s her inside scoop on all things Cannes!  I am posting a little late … so please bear with me.  She did get it to me on time, but I am late.  

Enjoy and please say  Bon Jour to Julie! 

Bisous, Maxine 

Get ready for Fashion Week in Cannes !


From 15th to 26th May 2013 

Film aficionados, Fashion lovers, the 2013 Cannes Film Festival is already in full swing! There is already a great vibe around the whole of the French Riviera. This year will be no different! Cannes will welcome some of the world’s most successful actors and actresses, the most gorgeous designer’s dresses on the red carpet and the craziest parties to open the summer; it’s going to be AMAZING!

To tell you a little about myself, I’m Julie from France! I worked for BMW-MINI and Range Rover as a Marketing Manager for two years in Nice (South of France) .I’ve been in LA for more than a year now, I love that city and enjoy every single day!

I’m currently studying for the General Business Studies Certificate at UCLA. One of the courses I’m taking is Social Media Marketing, and we had a really special guest few weeks ago, the belle and brilliant Maxine Tatlonghari!

How crazy it is, I’m now sharing girly-fashion-news on her blog! I can’t believe it.

But let me go back to the festival, as a French girl expat in LA , I’m not going to be there this year, but here are some tips (Blogs, Gossip, Breaking News, Back stages…) to follow it and don’t miss anything !

A vos agendas: screenings guide


A “Mise en bouche”

The Cannes Film Festival has chosen to display its 66th edition a couple who perfectly embodies the spirit of the movie: Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman pictured on the set of the well named A New Kind of Love, Melville Shavelson (1963).

 Steven Spielberg will be this year the head of the jury for the main competition.

Audrey Tautou (A French actress, she played in Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain) is going to host the opening ceremony.

This is looking to be a pretty big festival this year with Australian director Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby”opening the festival (starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan and the musical score by Jay-Z that also features a song by Beyonce, all of whom are expected to walk the famous red carpeted stairs).


Breaking news

A documentary retracing Amy Winehouse’s life will be presented at the Cannes Festival 2013. According to Télé Loisirs (French Magazine), British director Asif Kapadia will present a documentary about the life of singer trash Film Market from 15 to 24 May at Cannes. Produced by James Gay-Rees, this documentary will be shown on La Croisette to the delight of fans of the singer disappeared on 23 July 2011 at the age of 27. In this documentary, Asif Kapadia talks about the darker side of the story of Amy Winehouse. After watching the film, the Daily Mirror reports that the singer’s parents, Mitch and Janice, gave permission to the director, as the documentary about their daughter is devoid of “sensationalism”.


Ready for parties!


It has been said that 80 percent of the world’s wealth is in Cannes during the 11 days of the festival. Judging by the number of yachts in the Cannes harbor and marina, and the overwhelming number of Rolls’, Bentley’s, Ferrari’s, Lamborghini’s and any other fine automobile you can name, I would venture to say it’s not far from the truth.  It’s fairly easy to get rundown by a Rolls’ or Bentley. Trying to board one of the yachts is not so easy and getting invited to a party aboard one of them is even harder.

Cannes festival is famous for many things, but the parties should be at the top of your list. Two types of parties are held during the festival – post screening parties and early cocktail receptions in the evening. The latter is held during sunset, and the venue is usually at a beachfront pavilion. The post-screening parties are held in many places, so make sure you do your research.

Take note that there are no official parties for the attendees of the festival. Most of the parties are, therefore, private affairs with specific guest lists. If you want to be invited, then the first thing to go is to keep your ears open for all news and try to secure an invite before the festival begins. Make sure you visit Vesper White Parties for your chance to get into best parties in Cannes this year.

 Clubs, Lounges, Pool Parties:

Fashion TV will be there.  Here’s where you can get your tickets:

The Famous:




This blog present the entire clubs programs coming for the Festival in few days and the official website of the Festival here:


be ready to watch the red carpet on live:

Closet/Vanity Tour on YouTube from Irene

Closet/Vanity Tour!! – YouTube.

I love this video from Irene repping the glam in Chicago. She is a newlywed, and shares openly and honestly about how important it is to carve out a space of your own when moving in with someone.

I think it’s amazing how she made such great use of relatively small closet space to create a totally efficient Vanity Space.  But I have to say, her creative way to make a blowdryer holster (kind of like the ones we feature on our Broadway Desk) is simply genius.

Brains + Beauty = Vanity Girls 🙂


Maxine @VanityGirl

Happy Birthday Vanity Girl :: @mizfab11

Makeup Junkie's paradise

I love how our vanity mirrors have become these symbols of love for the glamour girls in your life.  It’s 8:12 p.m. and I just logged into Instagram really quickly and there was @mizfab11 with a little snapshot of our Vanity Girl Hollywood box, gushing that it’s the #bestpresentever. 

You KNOW I love these pics … yes, even the pics of the boxes.  Glam Spot NJ even took a picture of the UPS truck, bringing the box.  It just shows how much you appreciate what we do here in LA, and we want you to know we appreciate you taking the time to show us you care about us too!


Maxine @VanityGirl

Brentwood Massage: Paulina of Kalologie

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via Kalologie – Skin Body & Massage Spa Leader.

So a couple of doors down from the new Gwynth & Tracy Anderson, Lululemon Brentwood vortex lies another pamper paradise for the girl on the run — the new Kalologie in Brentwood.  (Full disclosure, one of my friends, business coach Patty R., works with the company so that’s how I heard about it.)

It’s also how I heard about her secret stress-reduction weapon, Paulina.   This tiny Brazilian powerhouse went to work on my traps and lats which get super sore from writing on my laptop in bed (what, I’m NOT doing that right now, I so am!)

Now, as an internet entrepreneur and blogger/social media addict, I am lucky enough to try a lot of beauty and spa treatments … so I know a good massage when I feel it.  And this was one of them.  Paulina has created her own speciality mix of deep tissue sports interspersed with those soothing Swedish strokes to take the edge off those deep tissue maneuvers.  But what really sets it apart … are the hot jade stones that are her pride and joy.

I must admit, I was kind of scared.  The stones really hot at first, but she deftly knew how much I could take (both in terms of heat and pressure) and adjusted accordingly.  By the time she was done, I honestly felt like a BABY!  She has me swaddled up and stress free before I had to battle LA traffic from Brentwood back to West Hollywood …

More Later!

xoxo Maxine @VanityGirl


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