Wednesday, August 25th


by GMT

Posted on August 25, 2010 at 8:05 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 27 at 11:53 AM


Firefighters from all over D/FW (from Rockwall to Fort Worth, Lancaster to Pilot Point)
are preparing for this year’s auction, which takes place Saturday at 5 p.m. at VISIONS: The Women’s Expo at Dallas Market Hall. 
VISIONS: The Women's Expo hosts a "Hot Firefighters' Auction" each year to benefit the Parkland Regional Burn Center. The auction will be held on Saturday, Aug. 28th at 5 p.m. at Dallas Market Hall. They will be auctioned off in a traditional auction style. The women who buy them are responsible for the cost of the date -- and it can be anything from a dinner out to a simple tour of the fire station. We've even had women express interest in buying a firefighter so he can give their kid a tour of the fire house!
VISIONS: The Women's Expo is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. 
Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (60+), and FREE for children under 12. For more information about VISIONS: The Women’s Expo, please visit  or call 972-499-7500.
Things the Burn Center also need:
1. blank journals that can be used by the patients/families
2. board games/card games/crossword books
3. coloring books/crayons
4. toiletries (toothbrush/toothpaste/deodorant/Kleenex/lotion/shampoo/etc.)
Many patients come from far away and the families end up staying in
the waiting room, sometimes for weeks at a time. The toiletries are really
for the families that end up displaced and staying here with the patient.
5. monetary donations to help purchase medical equipment (we are needing
new mattresses and travel monitors)
       The name MALIA is Hawaiian and means: calm and peaceful, and star of the sea. 19 year old singer, songwriter, musician MALIA, born in Kauai, and now from Keller,Texas has a musical style that personifies calm and peace, and is destined to be a star of sea and airwaves. MALIA is a eclectic blend of folksy pop and rock and tells a personal story in every song she creates. MALIA not only writes all her own songs (both lyrics and music), but also plays guitar, ukulele, piano, and is a classically trained oboe player.
          MALIA proved to be quite the performer at a young age, becoming Island Hula champion at age four. At age ten , MALIA starting playing the oboe (a wind instrument) and Joseph Robinson, principal oboist for the New York Philharmonic stated that MALIA had one of the greatest, purest, and honest sounds that he had ever heard in a young oboist. MALIA went on to be first chair at Interlochen Music Academy, Texas All-State oboist, oboist for the Dallas-Ft. Worth Youth Orchestra, and has played all over the world.
          At age fourteen, MALIA was playing oboe and singing backup at worship service, and the person who was supposed to end the service with a song had to leave early, so MALIA had to sing a solo in front of 2000 people in the church, and everyone fell in love with her voice. A singing star was born. The next year MALIA was invited to play concerts in Africa, Italy, and Guatemala, opening for legendary worship leader Paul Wilbur, playing oboe, singing some original songs, and back up vocals. MALIA was a hit with audiences everywhere they played.
            MALIA started writing her own music at age fifteen, mostly focusing on worship music, but decided in 2009 that her musical style was more suited to her real life experiences and the musical poet known as MALIA had found her true calling.
          That same year MALIA started putting her music up on You Tube, and became an internet sensation, gaining the attention of major record labels. Since then, MALIA has performed her unique and original music at The American Airlines Center, House Of Blues, Gilley's Dallas, LaGrange in Deep Ellum, The Viper Lounge, Kellerfest, and a private function at the Byron Nelson golf tournament. MALIA has sang the National Anthem at The American Airlines Center in Dallas for the Dallas Vigilantes, Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco for the Frisco Roughriders, Quick Trip Park in Grand Prairie for the Grand Prairie AirHogs, and Sundance Square in Ft. Worth for a professional boxing event.
        Music is extremely important to MALIA, as is her family. Parents Peter and Diana Hirsch, and seven year sister Ariel are Malia's biggest fans and supporters. Talent runs in Malia's family as Peter is a best selling author and renowned motivational speaker, and Ariel is a budding actress, Diana has a major talent for making you feel warm and welcome at all times.
       MALIA is a voice that needs to be heard. Her songs are so honest, deep, and heartfelt. A CORNER, DELICATE, FIND ME, MY MELODY, TRYING GOODBYE, HEARTBREAK MAZE, MY OLD FRIEND, MASQUERADE, SO ALIVE, and VOICES are ten songs MALIA has finished as she works on her debut CD, and each song is a testament to this incredible artists’ pure and undeniable talent. 
Fall is the biggest season of the year for new beauty launches- it can be insanely overwhelming to try and weed through everything out there to decide what is worth your beauty budget.
Beauty Expert Jenn Falik gets a sneak peek at the goods- and here are some of her top picks to keep you looking fab from head to toe:
This defining amplifier enhances hair’s natural texture and gives hold and control for defined curls and streamlined waves. Essential oils combined with thermal and environmental protectants nurture curls for a touchable, radiant finish. Use alone for precise control or amplify with defining serum for feather-light hold and waves.  Use on dry ends to de-frizz unruly curls or waves
L’Oréal Paris Root Rescue 10 Minute Root Coloring Kit- $7.99 at
With a breakthrough applicator, guaranteed shade matching and a conditioning formula, covering grays and roots has never been so precise or easy. Featuring a unique conditioning low-ammonia formulation that rescues strands with a revolutionary, flow-through, self-contained root applicator brush, eliminate the mess associated with the standard at-home color bowl and brush. And with the fine point tips of the brush, you can get right up to the tippy-top of the root- a key factor in stretching out the time needed between touch ups.

Stila Custom Color Blush- $20 at
This is the first-ever pH-based powder blush that literally reacts to skin tone and individual pH to creates a personalized shade with an ultra-blendable, velvety-soft finish. It is literally a blush that you can share with everyone you know, and it will look great (and different) on each person. On African American skin it comes out this soft coral, on olive skin more of a bright pink, etc.
Urban Decay Urban Lash - $15 at Ulta and
These are the EASIEST false lashes to apply ever- the founder of Urban Decay actually tested them out by having her 8 year old son apply them, and he could do it perfectly every time! She even has a video to prove it J The latex-free adhesive won’t irritate even the most sensitive eyes, and the built in applicator wand makes it seriously simple. These are the only ones I can put on without professional help- and, insider secret- you can totally wear these more than once, Just put them back in the box when you are done to preserve them and they will last up to 3 wears.
Molton Brown Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod Collection- $28 and up at
We all have seen black pepper- but the newest “it” ingredient for Fall is PINK pepper! This grows in Brazil and has this amazing scent that is best described as a vibrant blend of ginger, cardamom and pepper with hints of flowers, coriander and cardamom.  Traditionally called “grains of paradise,” the pink pepper spice is blended together with fragrant oils including African ginger, patchouli and Reunion Island pink pepper. 
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Lotion- $7.99
The balance of soothing cocoa butter and exfoliating Alpha Hydroxy Acids makes this the perfect lotion to transition you from summer into Fall when dryer air can leave skin a little itchy and flaky. This product completely calms your skin and eliminates redness and irritation. People often forget about the importance of exfoliating the skin regularly- but by making it a part of your daily moisturizing routine, it is impossible to forget.
FITFLOP SUPERTONE Sneakers- $120 at
The quickest beauty fix? Perfect posture. And a sneaky way to get it is with these muscle-toning, energizing, shock-absorbing sneakers. After more than a year in engineering, FitFlop’s technology and design team was able to merge their their patent-pending, muscle-loading, MICROWOBBLEBOARD technology with the all-weather wearability of a classically-shaped, trend-conscious leather sneaker.  Cleverly designed to hide the ‘toning sole’ (so you can wear it everywhere without anybody knowing you’re getting a workout) the FF SUPERTONE has an ageless, cool, go-everywhere style with the thigh-toning, foot-flexing, bottom-benefiting biomechanics built-in.
Joel Harloff is now the executive chef of the Green Room. The restaurant is located in Dallas’ Deep Ellum at 2715 Elm Street. Call  (214) 744-7666 for reservations and information.
          Fun, sun, sand and luaus.. how would you like to go to hawaii?
            this week we are giving away a trip to Hawaii courtesy of Funjet Vacations.
            It includes a 5 night stay for two at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach Hotel on Oahu.
            You also get round trip air fare for two.
            The prize winner will be responsible for taxes.
            The trip is valid for travel now through December 21st, 2011.. however, holidays and spring break are blacked out dates.
            To win you must answer 4 questions we're asking this week.
            Today’s question…What is the word used to say "thank you" in Hawaii?
            Collect all the answers and send your entry to:
            Remember.. your entry will need all the correct answers to the 4 questions we'll be asking this week.
            The deadline is midnight Friday, August 27th.