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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
Pam Parker's blog takes on everything from women's fun to momisms to lifestyles around Lake Erie and real estate. She'll take you down Memory Lane, up through sports and fun and off the grid. Get ready for laughs — it's more than just Pam. It's Pamdemonium.   Read more about this blog.
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Posted: February 27th, 2013

tanningSo many products and so little time to figure out what you should use.

It won’t be long until spring break, and here are great secrets to your own home-spray-tan from Toni Brattin of www.tansecret.com. Brattin is the founder and owner of Toni Brattin & Co., Inc., a beauty and cosmetics company featured on Home Shopping Network (HSN) at one time.  

  • Spot-Test First – If you’re worried about a reaction on sensitive skin, test the product on a small area of skin.
  • Choose a foam – A consistency of mousse more easily spreads on the skin.
  • If you want a quick tan, make sure you choose one that says it is quick acting and dries quickly.
  • What smells  — check the active ingredients. Dihydroxyacetone and erythrulose are chemicals that have a distinct odors that smell days later. Not all tanners are created equal.
  • Be careful with sprays“Some of the tanning sprays are very apt to produce overspray which is then inhaled, and some people don’t react well to that,” said Brattin. She advises wearing  a mask or holding your breath. 
  • The spray can settle all over the room you’re in, so choose the garage or outdoors.
  •  Use gloves to prevent discoloration on your hands – “That’s why we provide gloves and an applicator wand with every bottle of Tan Secret® Instant Tanning Foam,” Brattin said. 

Toni Brattin is the founder and owner of Toni Brattin & Co., Inc., a beauty and cosmetics company based in the Oklahoma City, Okla., area.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.


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Posted: February 18th, 2010

A friend recently sent me a link to Erie native Katie Linendoll’s blog post on Oprah’s Web site about computer password safety which has some practical and useful information.

According to her online bio, Katie is the technology host of A&E’s Emmy nominated series, ‘We Mean Business’ and HSN’s resident ‘Chic Geek’ making electronics and tech fun and easy to understand.

Katie is one of four amazing Linendoll daughters, according to an article by Meg Loncharic in the Erie Times-News (Aug. 31, 2008)

“‘My family has always been centered in faith, education and a strong work ethic,’” said, Katie Linendoll, the youngest of four daughters of Millcreek residents Debbe and Marty Linendoll.

“Dad is a teacher at SCI in Albion. Mom is director of marketing and public relations at Family Services of Northwest Pennsylvania. Katie has twin sisters in Boston and a sister in Manhattan.

Nadine is a neuro-oncology nurse practitioner at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. She holds a Ph.D. in nursing from Boston College.

Natalie is a lawyer at Ropes & Gray LLP, also in Boston. She attended West Point Military Academy and after serving her time in the Army (achieving the rank of captain), graduated from Georgetown University Law School.

Emily, the New Yorker, is a Penn State University graduate working as a press officer for Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), a nonprofit that helps people in medical need around the world. She travels extensively, learned Spanish and is currently studying French.

You can read more about Katie in an upcoming issue of Her Times magazine, most likely our “Wired” issue in December!

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