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Debra Locker is an award-winning communications professional as well as an expert on living a beautiful, well-rounded life. For 17 years, she has successfully held positions in public relations & journalism while following her passions of visiting spas worldwide and creating an amazing collection of beauty products!

In 2008, Debra created Locker Public Relations . Based in Kentucky, this award-winning, boutique firm focuses on luxury lifestyles including skin care, spas and eco products. Named the 2010 Small Business Champion of the Year for Kentucky & the Southeast by the Small Business Administration, Debra leads placements in notable media outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, MSNBC, FOX, Good Housekeeping, and RachaelRay.com. Debra also speaks internationally on public relations and is a published expert on communications.

In her 20’s, Debra worked as a television reporter & producer throughout the southeast at stations in Lexington & Louisville, Ky.; Knoxville, Tenn.; and Charlotte. Debra continues to use her broadcast skills in voice-over work for television and radio.

An avid community volunteer, Debra is very active in the Junior League of Lexington; is a Board Member of the Lexington Children’s Theatre; an Advisor to the Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority; and is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).

Leading Destination Spa Group Puts Focus On Wellness For Summer

Source: New Life Hiking Spa

Schools across the country will wrap up in a few weeks, which means madness is certain to ensue. Does your summer schedule sound something like this: shuttling kids to baseball and soccer, sunburns from yard work, and struggling to find a vacation spot that everyone can agree on? Take a deep breath and pause […]

Painted Earth Skin Care And Cosmetics: Nature Meets Science

Source: Painted Earth

Stating that, “Aawoman’s true beauty comes from the inside,” Joanne McClure is going all natural to make sure the outside looks healthy too. McClure is the founder and owner of Painted Earth, Inc., a skin care and cosmetics company where nature meets science.

From bronzers to shimmers, I have been testing cosmetics from Painted […]

Skin Authority’s VitaD Fortified™ Illuminating DUO

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(Photo Credit: Skin Authority)

Moisturizer – check. Exfoliator – check. Serums – check. Vitamin D – not so much. If you are leaving Vitamin D out of your beauty routine, your skin may score an F.

More than one billion people worldwide are Vitamin D deficient and […]

Subaru Shares The Love And Invites You To Ride Along

Courtesy: Subaru

In the market for a new car from Santa? With Subaru, you can love a new ride and share love with five leading charities.

Through the “Share the Love” program, Subaru is offering deals on autos while donating $250 to the buyer’s choice of five charities. In previous years, Subaru has donated nearly $20 […]

Destination Spa Chefs Share Healthy Snacks For Tailgating in Style

Individual Vegetable Pizzettas from Golden Door

Score a touchdown this fall by avoiding calories while cheering on your favorite team! You may wear an oversized jersey while tailgating, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be in skinny jeans too. These recipes from chefs at top Destination Spas will help you tailgate in style.

(Photo Credit: destinationspagroup.com)

To get the […]

Product Review: Laura Gellar Dream Creams Concealer & Highlighter Palette

Laura Gellar Dream Creams Concealer & Highlighter Palette

The make-up transition between summer and fall can be tough. Going from sun-kissed to pale skin often means a change in foundation, powders, lip color, etc. I’m happy to report that a lot of that stress has gone away after testing a new product that makes the seasonal make-up transition a seamless one.

Moisturizing Cream Cleanser By Skin Authority

Moisturizing Cream Cleanser by Skin Authority

What do you use to cleanse your face? If soap and water are your routine, healthy skin care expert Celeste Hilling has news for you, “You are drying out your skin with harmful chemicals.”

(Photo Credit: skinauthority.com)

I spoke with Hilling, who is the CEO of Skin Authority, recently about the launch of […]

Bella Bag’s Cassandra Connors Discusses Four Handbags That Hold Their Value

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Have bags that are collecting dust in your closet? Likely so. StyleCareer.com reports women buy an average of three handbags per year.

To prevent bag overload, bag authenticity expert Cassandra Connors recommends scaling down a wardrobe of trendy knock-offs to four […]

Skin Authority’s Touch Transforms Teachers For Teacher Appreciation Week

Celeste Hilling, healthy skin expert and CEO, Skin Authority


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Pink slips. Packed classrooms. Not enough supplies for students. America’s teachers have a lot on their plates. In fact, a survey by the National School Supply and Equipment Association found that teachers spent a total of $1.3 billion out of pocket on classroom supplies during the 2010 school year.


Mother’s Day Breakfast Recipes From Canyon Ranch And Other Top Destination Spas

Source: The Heartland Spa

Mom’s special day is coming May 13. Let her catch some ZZZs by making a spa-style breakfast in bed. Dads and kids, no need to stress, the seven simple recipes from leading Destination Spas make Mother’s Day a snap.

Photo Source: http://www.heartlandspa.com/

“As a mom, I can honestly say that breakfast in bed […]

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