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GMAZ Links Sept. 28

Sparkle Bar

The Sparkle Bar just opened it's doors in downtown Scottsdale, it's a new concept in make-up! Get ready to Sparkle! We meet the beauty gurus and co-founders Leiah Scheibel and Alexandra Bradberry.  We also learn, through their talented artists, what makeup colors are hot for Fall and what seasonal make-up we should add to our bag.  

About Hot Looks for Fall
Minimal Makeup with "Just Bitten" Looks (that no makeup, makeup look is always in) and this past Fashion Week was no exception. Designers like Alexander Wang, Creatures of the Wind and Jenny Packham pared their makeup kits down so models looked gorgeous, but natural. Some designers paired this look with a juicy, pink "Just Bitten" lip by using soft glosses and lip stains.  
Bold Eyes were a hit on the runway this season with unique eyeliner looks that ranged from smoky black to reds and blues and delicate eye shadow colors that reached the brows. 
Vibrant Colored Lip Shades - Charlotte Tilbury paired up with MAC, to give models candy colored lip shades in bubblegum pink, cherry red, and tangerine orange at Prabal Gurung. Meanwhile, matte orange lips were seen at DKNY and Rag & Bone. And raspberry tones were relevant at Nicole Miller. 

For more information:

Sparkle Bar
4200 N Marshall Way, #7 
Goldwater & Indian School Rd. 
(480) 941-3438

No Header/ No Brainer

No Header/ NO Brainer is a program that the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale has implemented in their involvement in concussion prevention in youth soccer. Dr. Hirsch Handmaker, Chairman and CEO The CACTIS Foundation
Lauren Stratton, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale spoke of how they working to prevent concussions.  Dr. Handmaker says, "you don't want kids heading the ball before the age of 14." This follows the recommendations made by the Sports Legacy Institute and several former U.S. Women's soccer stars trying to ban heading the ball in youth players under the age of 14. 

But, new research out of Colorado might show that concussions are not being caused by heading the ball. Dawn Comstock, an injury epidemiologist at the University of Colorado's School of Public Health and her colleagues looked at nine years of data on high school soccer players. They found that although heading is the phase of play most frequently associated with concussions, accounting for 30 percent of concussions in boys and 25 percent in girls, many concussions weren't coming from the impact of the player's head with the ball. Instead, most concussions, including those that happened while heading the ball, resulted from athletes colliding.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale just wants the focus to be on education. "Our focus is on education of parents, players and coaches," says Lauren Stratton Branch Director of the Hartley & Ruth Barker Branch of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale. 
For more information:

2311 N Miller Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Phone: (480) 947-6331

CACTIS Foundation 
Phone: 1-844-9-CACTIS

Pain-Free Fitness

We're all dealing with some kind of ache or pain, much like Scott, but if you want to continue exercising through the pain, how do you do it without injuring yourself even more? We're with the trainers of Orange Theory talking about the three major pain complaints and what modified exercises you can try to do. 

1. Shoulder Injury: regular exercise - push up. Modification: narrow push up, static trap dip 
2. Knee Injury: regular exercise - lunges. Modification: hip bridge, wall sit calf raise, elevated heel drop
3. Back Injury (assuming lower back): regular exercise - dead lift. Modification: reverse plank, bird dog with a hamstring curl 

September is National Pain Awareness Month, which brings attention to those who are suffering from all types of injuries or chronic pain. In America, more people are affected by pain than cancer, heart disease, and diabetes combined. Since such a considerable amount of the U.S. population is affected by this, it is important to inform people how to stay active, despite their injuries.

For more inforamtion:
Twitter: @OTheoryFitness
Instagram: @OrangetheoryAZ

Fall Flavor for Kids

Troy Hailpern With Elevate Coffee at The Shops at Norterra shows  Three kid-friendly fall drinks, apple cinnamon, pumpkin smoothies, caramel apple cider, frozen hot chocolate. Yum! Some cool and hot drinks the kiddos will love! 

In 2009, a group of community leaders in the Phoenix area dreamed of a place where people of all ages could gather to be inspired. They asked, "How could we serve our community and help our community serve the world?" So came the name Elevate - be inspired to inspire!

A team of volunteers and professionals joined their creative imagination and hard work to create this new place, finding décor that creates an uplifting environment. A team of Baristas learned from a leading Seattle coffee company how to serve all who come with warm hospitality and high quality drinks, sandwiches and pastries. Our 3400 square foot facility is adjacent to the Harkins 14 Theater in an award-winning retail center, The Shops at Norterra.

We are excited that 10 cents from each cup served at Elevate is providing safe water for children in Africa. You can meet in our Norterra Room, enjoy live music on weekend nights, or just enjoy a moment of peace and inspiration.
Let us know how we can serve you at Elevate!

For more information:
2530 W Happy Valley Rd
Suite 1273
Phoenix, AZ 85085 
(602) 341-5480