I want to apologize for not blogging last week. We taped the reunion show last Tuesday and it took me several days to recover. I felt as though I was beaten up (verbally that is) and I am scared to see the footage. So fans, GET READY!
My daughter is my pride and joy and has turned out to be a remarkable young lady. I have always treated her with respect. I've spoken with her about my trials and tribulations in business so that she can learn from my experiences. That is why when I was doing the tape for HSN she was making me nervous. I knew I would be taking long pauses, but would eventually pick up my momentum again, and of course being my daughter, she noticed it immediately. I would expect nothing less from her, as she has learned well. There is a lot of truth in the saying: "The apple does not fall from the tree." The tape came out great and I am looking forward to my upcoming show on HSN in the beginning of June.
I think many people are too quick to go under the knife. There are so many alternatives to plastic surgery. I always pursue subjects that interest me, and I have researched anti-aging skincare and methods to maintaining a youthful face and body. Working out regularly is important, but a little help from the vela smooth machine is a great way to tone and eliminate cellulite. The vela smooth method works with a laser and has replaced the Endomology machine. In this episode I visit Dr. Sharon Giese, who recently made the top cosmetic surgeon list in the New York Times. She is a plastic surgeon who also offers many procedures that do not involve cutting. I think that plastic surgery should be held off as long as possible. I have already reached fifty years old, and I am proud to say that I have yet to go under the knife, and maybe never will. Maintaining the overall quality of your skin is so important - that's why I developed Tru Renewal anti-aging skin care. I worked and consulted with Dr. Sharon Giese on my skin care line.https://www.ramonasinger.com/tru-renewal-landing.aspx
Everyone gets brown spots on their face, no matter how much sunblock they use. That is why the IPL machine or the newer Matrix machine is so great. I could go on and on about the alternatives to plastic surgery and the importance of keeping your body and skin healthy. Some people like buying expensive gowns or purses, but I enjoy spending my money on ways to stop the aging clock as long as possible, or rather be in the best physical shape that I can for my age.
I thought the skin care line you are developing was suppose to keep you looking young. Why lasers & botox if your line is suppose to do those things. I was looking forward to your skin care until tonights episode showed you go to a plastic sergon. Just dissapointed.
If the ONLY reason you did the show was because you were a stay at home mom, would you be on it? Truly all you want is our money.
I just really don't enjoy watching the show anymore because of your antics. Its almost as if its your purpose to make anyone you're around uncomfortable. You apologize and then in the next episode you talk behind the persons back which shows how ingenuine your apology was. I really wish you would leave so everyone could enjoy the show again.
"where fathers talk about their day and where mothers get the meals ready"
good grief, ramona, it's 2009. and you make such a big deal of your career. do you have to be so sexist?
You remind me of my Aunt and I love it!!!!!! Do not let the ladys hurt your feelings you have great things working for you!!
Ramona you need to take off your rose colored glasses. Having Botox to help fight wrinkles..(maybe not this episode but your Dr. discussed it) then saying its your magic cream... I've got ocean front property I want to sell in Arizona then also. Talk about double edged compliment Alex and Simon's kitchen is very nice, but their living room is not your taste its rather garish.. it suits them. Wow! Maybe you dont realize you do it.. but I am so glad I am not traveling in your worlds.. the cattiness really is unbelieveable! ~ Mary Kellerman
Ramona, I just thought you should know that most of us viewers had NO idea you were in the 50+ range and for that, my hat's off to you, girlie!!!
Although I've seen more flattering pictures of you where your eyes aren't quite so "Botox'ed" & your natural beauty shines through more, you are the youngest 50-something I've seen in a long time & I live in L.A. :)
I like you except for your Simon and Alex bashing, which you refrained from this week. Good for you. One other thing though, not that it's my business, but I don't think you should befriend Vicki from OC, b/c she seems wretched; so mean. I know it's t.v., but if a person appears that selfish and mean then they probably are. You're BETTER than VIcki; I'd think twice about being associated with her, b/c why be involved in her negative energy.
Ramona, I can appreciate the business side of you. I love women who take charge and make something happen. I also love that the products you endorse you believe in. However, don't you think it is misleading to advertise that your skin care line gave you the results that you have when in fact you go and get non-invasive hundreds of dollars worth of techniques done in conjunction with the products to achieve your look. You are not a true reflection of your skin care products alone. May I suggest you add *asterisk on the label.
My kitchen/dining area has a red/black theme and my blinds in that area of the house are black. I also have black blinds in my main bathroom since that area has a pink/black theme.
Romona...that was pretty Wicked!!! Why are you causing fights between Jill and Bethenny?(Jill and Bethenny are BFF's!) Jealous? Jill let Bethenny set up a bar for her skinny drinks at the last charity they worked together on.... Romona, I think your still upset about the tennis match...and your paying Bethenny and Jill back by starting trouble...you have your "Tru or is it True" skin care samples as give outs for your promotion to get your line out there(at Jills Charity)...so why isn't Bethenny aloud to get her drinks out there?(Pretty Selfish Romona!)
I don't think that was very nice Romona...if anyone you should be getting back is that Witch Kelly...how come you didn't pay her back when you invited her to that fashion show and then she wrote and took all the credit for it and said she needed to teach you a thing or two about fashion...
Oh, ya...there nothing to be jealous about with Kelly, so you didn't need to get her back (most of the viewers Do Not Like Kelly)... Wow!
That really disappointed me when I saw all the trouble you were causing for Jill and Bethenny...that was mean Romona and you looked very catty and childish doing that to them...I know you have more style then that...
Ramona, I am glad to see someone explain the initial "Kelly vs. Bethenny" confrontation so well. Kelly telling Bethenny "You're down here; I am up here" was not in reference to society - she was referencing their behavior. As for why Kelly does not like confrontation, who does? Honestly. But Kelly's constant shutting down is because she is not receptive. She is too defensive and shuts down, which then prevents her from forming a coherent thought.
Ramona, you have a little of this in you, too. Be more receptive. You are free with the tongue. Be free with the ear, too.
To begin with, despite your on air antics, I have to give you props your your faboulous skin, and was considering buying it when it comes out....that was BEFORE WE SAW YOU GETTING EXPENSIVE FACIAL TREATMENTS AT A MANHATTAN PLASTIC SURGEON'S OFFICE. Of course you have great skin you get little treatments to help this along. Most of us "Real Housewives of, (insert suburb here) are lucky to get a pedicure once in a while and a plain and simple facial is a luxury bestowed upon us in gift certificate form once or twice a year. We don't have access to little treatments invasive or non. You are a complete fraud if you get on camera and sell your cremes using your face as an example of how well it works. In this ecomony especially you should be ashamed of your self selling snake oil, to use the profits to see your plastic surgeon.
Are you jealous of Alex and Simone's relationship. Back off from them, They have more class in their little finger then you and your husband put together. You are about as nuts as Kelly.
Your entire family is amazing. You have a strong personality and some people do not react well to it. The whole Simon issue is understandable. There is always someone who you constantly encounter who just irks you in every way. Simon is your "gnat" that buzzes around you all the time. If you have a comment about him when he is bugging you, then make it. Just do not get too aggressive and loud. It makes you look silly.
I was happy to see you on the show apart from the other housewives. Your skin really is beautiful, so I take your recommendations to heart on that subject. I am sorry to hear about the verbal assault coming up on the reunion show. I think Jill, in particular, just has it out for you. You would do yourself a favor by just ignoring her, but you rarely do.
Hi Ramona, I have to say that I also have a sweating problem.I was kind of mad at your doctor for wanting to do surgery before trying other methods.I use this stuff called Hyper care,your Dr. can write you a scrip for it.I have used it,and it works great so far.You can use it anywhere you sweat.If it stops working I will then opt for the surgery because it is a really embarassing problem.
NO WAY YOU ARE 50!!! You go girl! I'll be 45 this year, and still have people tell me that they think I am in my 30's. Moisture is the key! Slather it on, drink tons of water...keep it moist, baby...keep it young. I'm blown away that you are older than I am. You DO look fab-O!
you are fifty?!?!?!?! I cannot believe that...you look absolutely amazing and would never thing you were fifty!!! Your skin care routines really have payed off!! You are great Ramona, I love how you tell it like it is!
Hey Ramona, Was it Simon or Jill who picked on you at the Reunion show? They are both troublemakers who always think they are right. Your a good person with a great family, don't let bad karma disrupt your life.
I totally agree with your philosophy about aging and the natural approach. Surgical nips and tucks should be avoided unless all other routes have been exhausted. Amen sistah! Getting a zap here or there is fine too if you can afford.
I am anxious to try your new skin care line. My own mother used to tell me to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize and don't forget your neck! I smiled when I heard you say the same thing recently. It's very true!
I think you are probably the most down to earth housewifey on the show. You are not ostentatious by any means. You say what you mean regardless of how it is perceived by others. That's REAL! You don't seem to play to the cameras either and I totally agree with you about Jill liking the underdog.
Love ya Ramona, have a great summer and can't wait to see you and your family next season! Hugs!
I had no idea you were 50! You look great! You're growing on me Ramona, I can tell you have a good heart.
Romona I have to admit that you completely floored me when you said you reached fifty. You look AMAZING!!!
Where is Mario's blog this week? It's my favorite. Why are you taking advice from Vicki? She is awful, and treats her husband so badly! p.s. just saw the RMS fashion bonus clip. How does Mario feel about you flirting to "get a better price"?
Sorry that the reunion was rough for you (you are far from being the hardest housewife to watch--hello Kelly, Countess). I think you have a great family and seem to have so much going for you. You are vulnerable to criticism whenever you indelicately express your certitude from time to time because people who have insecurities will feel attacked. Sure you may on occasion lack tact and grace, but it's obvious to any objective person that you have a great heart and mean well. Stay above the fray, but keep in mind that it's endearing to sincerely apologize when you've been wrong or hurt someone's feelings (For example, you're apology to Luann was the perfect tone even though she overreacted). Best of luck with your business ventures, and I look forward to seeing you next season.
Hey girl, I got that scene with Avery. My daughter is a great friend, but she has an eagle eye. She knows me too well and I cant hide anything from her. So, yea, I get that Avery made you nervous! As for Kelly - I think you hit the right note on her. It's thoughtful of you to give Silex their due on the lovely kitchen. Cant wait for the reunion!
I must say that I loved your blog this week. You and Mario have a lovely daughter, congratulations on being such fantastic parents.
I also like the fact that you would rather try other alternatives to surgery. I plan on purchasing your skin care line as soon as I can.
I don't really like Mario's aggressive behaviour towards Jill, he digs at LuAnn or his attacks on Silex; that being said, you guys make a good couple as you compliment each other and work together on the same goals, which is what all good marriages should be about, regardless of outside opinions.
Keep up the good work and don't let others get to you, just remember we are all human and make mistakes and TiVo catches everything!!!!
Best Wishes for your continued success.
will cringe watching the reunion show if you are roasted. Granted, you come across somewhat abrasive, but I think you are just an honest person. It may not be someone else's reality, but you are true to yours. I would have been pissed at Simon's appearance on girl night (last season), you said what everyone else thought. I love Jill as well, but the secretive bs and lack of trust in Mario was insulting to you and you were spot on to offended. Simon, oh dear Simon, what a mess of guy. I really have no super bad thoughts, he is harmless really and loves his family, kudos for that, but I can see how might annoy a straight shooter like you. I'll be rooting for you on reunion day. Why do like Kelly? That's the one thing I don't get. She is unnecessary.
I like you, Ramona. Thank you for being family-oriented. Thank you for motivating women to engage in business. Thanks for great tips on anti-aging subject. I am a big fan! Have a great day and please, do not let other's comments bother you. My advice/approach: What other people think of u is none of ur business:-) On that note - just ignore it. You are better than that. Ewelina
It was very nice to see you compliment Alex's kitchen. I agree with you, the red living room is a bit much. I think you handle your life better than Vicki of the OC Housewives. At least you have romance in your marriage; she could take a lesson from you. Don't stoop to Vicki's level; she is flaky like Kelly. Good luck with your business.
Ramona, I love watching you on the show! You and your husband are simply perfect together! I love how you always seem to have each others back...right or wrong...you just seem to stick together. You also seem to be a fantastic mother! Your love for your daughter really shows! The only thing I wish were different is your relationship with Jill. She seems to be so fun and down to earth. Good luck with your new skin care line! You deserve success!
Thank you Ramona for being on the show; you are one of my favorites. I can relate to you more and I like your way of thinking. I saw what Kelly was saying in that episode as well. I think Kelly is just misunderstood and doesn’t know how to express her self in a confrontation. But, that doesn’t make her a bad person like most think. I do not like confrontation and get nervous, and end up saying something really mean… I wish you great success with your businesses!!! Just watching and listening to you has motivated me to go back to school. Hope to see you next season.
Oh my goodness, Ramona, you look beyond incredible for your age (and way to put your age out there)! I'm so pleased to hear you are working with what God gave you and have not altered it surgically as so many other women even half your age have done. I can only pray I look half as good as you do when I turn 50!
On another note, my 15 year-old daughter also has a perspiration problem. Please tell us more about or post on your website about what you are doing to control it. We have yet to find a viable method.
I'm glad to hear you are finally seeing thru to the real Kelly. Can't wait for the reunion show and sorry to hear it was so rough, but it makes for good T.V. for those of us HW junkies! ;-)
Too bad we did't see more of you in this episode, but it sure was fun to watch, many laugh out loud moments. Can't wait to see the reunion episode and it might be longer than a hour??? I wanted to tell you about a prescription product that would rid you of the excessive perspiration. My 14 year old daughter has the same problem and her pediatrician recommended Hypercare. It has worked wonders and is topical and not invasive. Take care!
Ramona! I just recently started watching your show and am totally hooked, I could watch you gals for hours. I have a question I hope can be answered, I completely LOVE the paint color in your dining/living rooms-a smooth, calm yellow. Could you PLEASE let us know what brand and color it is???? Tahnk you!
Sorry to hear the reunion taping was difficult for you, it seems you are held to a different standard than your castmates.
I'm very tired of Jill's behavior towards you and the nasty comments she makes. She acts like she is better than you and loves to tear you down at any cost. It seems like she is treatened by you and is desperate to make you unhappy.
You and Mario seem to have the best relationship that doesn't revolve around money but love and respect.
Maybe that is why Jill is so upset, it must be hard to watch a happy, loving couple considering her husband said he knew she would find something to complain about when he gave her a car. Life can't be all that great when your own husband makes such a comment. Poor guy.
You've become my favorite this year, I think you are fun to watch and have a great life. Hope to see more of you next year and less of the one's that love to talk trash behind everyone's back.
I can not believe that you are 50 yo...you look great! I look forward to seeing you on HSN I use to work for them and I think you will do great on air. Best of luck to you and your family.
I really have tried to like you this season, but you really contradicted yourself. You said you don't like being around people like Alex and Simon b/c of their negative energy. Wow you and your nasty husband really need to take a look in the mirror! So many rude/catty comments from the 2 of you about everyone else, you both must have major esteem issues to put everyone else down like that. IF that's not negative energy then I don't know what is!
Ramona, I think by far that you are the most real housewife on the show. You pull no punches and I love that about you. I know being a mother is one of the toughest jobs out there and it takes a lifetime to create a relationship with your children, I have a pretty good relationship with my daughter because I also talked alot to her since she was a baby, she is the most important person in the world to me, and I respect her and her point of views. She gives me advice sometimes, she's very wise for her age, just like Avery. You need to continue being yourself and not pay attention to the rest of these ladies, which by the way I also admire each for their own individuality, I don't necessarily agree with everything they do on the show and how they treat people but all the women have something to offer the show and all women out there watching. Just keep being who you are. I admire your hard work, I have recently ordered your product line and look forward to trying it all. Good Luck and keep being Ramona!
Ramona, I can't believe you are 50! You look absolutely amazing... I'm in my 20's and would die for skin like yours! Keep it up doll!
I also want to say what an inspiration you are to younger woman like myself who have dreams and ambitions to one day "rule the world" like yourself. Thank you for being such a role model... I will always strive for excellence in all aspects of my life like you. Can't wait to see more!
Ramona, Love ya! Now who verbally beat you up? Let me guess, Jill and Simon. Don't pay any attention to them. You have a great husband and family. Enjoy. You don't have a mean bone in your body. Your just a little wacky sometimes.
Ramona: I especially have a fondness for your daughter's name as, "Avery" is my maiden name! You and Mario seem like so much fun to be around. It appears the both of you have such a zest for life. I appreciate your words of wisdom toward your daughter about building a career for herself and not settling for depending on a future husband to support her. That is exactly what I preach to my four daughters. Best wishes to you and your family!
Ramona, I often totally disagree with you and I am a Jill fan, but you're 50! That is amazing. I thought you were a little vain, going on and on about how great your skin is, but this gives it a whole new light. Whatever you're doing keep it up and you have a right to brag! And Avery is lovely. Let's see more of her, please.
I love the City and enjoy watching the show but cannot understand how you all are friends. Bethany is just too much, she is the type that seems to be someone very hard to be a friend. Jill in my opinion is just so funny. She is honest about her feelings (spoiled). I only wish my ex would have treated me like her husband during the 34 years I was married. She should really learn to appreciate what she has. Kelly is just into herself. Ramona seems to be more down to earth. I like her and Jill the best on the show. I come from Brooklyn and am very familiar with Cobble Hill as my grandparents lived there when it was called downtown Brooklyn. Their living room is gross! Where are there kids? Do they have a nanny? Not too well behaved in Zarins store. I had two kids and they never ever behaved like that. The episode about Alex driving around the City to make a special Birthday was very sweet. Girls enjoy what you have, because most of us have never had what you guys have.
Ramona.........I have really loved watching you this season. You have kept me and my daughter laughing and we LOVE that you and your sweet husband are such a great team together. You are witty, intelligent, business savvy, a great mom and wife, great tennis player, great friend , gorgeous, and a real sweetheart all around. I totally understand the "Jill" thing. I also have an annoying little acquaintance type of friend just like "Jill" that no matter what I say or do she is always attempting to "compete" with me . Keep being you sweetie...and just remember the Jills in life will always try to out-do the Ramonas...but will never be able to succeed ! God bless !!!
I can't believe you are 50 years old. You look incredible! Good luck with all of your business ventures.
I have liked you from the very beginning, Ramona. You are honest and up front about EVERYTHING. I love that you have a wonderful & close relationship with your husband Mario and adorable daughter. They are definately your joy of life. I know that it has been a hard season with various members of this show but life goes on and we all make it the best we can. I know you certainly will and I wish you the best. You look fabulous, by the way. See you next season and on HSN!