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One of the most BORING gifts you can give Dad for Father's Day is probably underwear. But what if Dad really NEEDS UNDERWEAR? Well, even so, he probably wouldn't want it for his Father's Day gift! UNLESS, perhaps, it was sexy underwear from his lady? Maybe then, just maybe he would love it?
If Dad has a sense of humor, he just might appreciate FUNNY UNDIES. You know, the ones that have a pouch where an elephant's trunk is supposed to go, only they aren't designed for an elephant, and some other body part goes in that pouch? Yeah, those.
But what about underwear that is designed to solve a problem? And just maybe, that problem, to put it mildly......is..... that Dad is SMELLY?
I mean, you might not want to say that to his face, but perhaps, maybe.......just maybe, since it is Father's Day and all....you could give Dad a neatly wrapped gift of SwampButt underwear.
What is the significance of SwampButt?
SwampButt underwear was designed to combat butt sweat. In the fight against the grim affliction known as butt sweat, or simply “swampbutt.” SwampButt Underwear is devoted to helping sweaty backsides stay drier, longer. How? With science, but science is boring so we will not discuss it. At least not for a while. Meanwhile, just know that SwampButt Underwear is design to keep backsides dry and smelling fresh!
Men’s Performance SwampButt Underwear is perfect for the guy who has sweat issues south of the belt or just likes to be comfortable. These incredible drawers were created to draw sweat away from the skin and are made with 91% polyester and 9% spandex.
- Form fitting with natural coverage
- Wicks away moisture for improved wearability
- Quick drying
- Extends to mid-thigh
- Great strength and resilience
- Signature logo on waistband
- Machine wash and dry
For more information, or to place an order go to: https://swampbutt.com
At a loss over what to get Dad for Father's Day? Or are you still deciding what to get him? Even though Father's Day is tomorrow, you can always tell Dad, "Your gift is in the mail!" and order him a FABULOUS gift basket full of goodies he will LOVE from GourmetGiftBaskets.com!
I live in Utah right now, and my dad lives in Oregon. I wanted to get him something special for Father's Day, but I knew that my husband and I would be traveling, and on the road. (My husband just graduated from Avionics school in Fort Walton beach, Florida, where we lived for four months.) We drove last week from Florida to Utah, and life got busy. I still wanted to make sure that I did not forget Father's Day, and so I knew that I could count on GourmetGiftBaskets.com to get my Dad a gift that I knew he would enjoy AND I knew it would get to his house on time, even if I was on the road!
I decided on a cookie and brownie gift basket, which had a delicious selection of my Dad's favorite treats. And guess what? It got to his house in 3 days after I ordered it. It came in plenty of time for Father's Day! It even came with a special card. (My Dad took a picture of his gift after it arrived, and before he dug into it.)
Here is the photo from the website, showing it in better detail
This keepsake printed box is packed with a dozen cookies and brownies in flavors like chocolate chunk brownie, butterscotch blondie, lemon sugar cookie and chocolate chip cookie. This delicious assortment of baked goods is just a perfect gift for Dad!
(Me and my Daddy last month when he came to visit my in Florida)
My Dad really loved his gift, and I love GourmetGiftBasket.com even more because of their high quality, delicious treats AND their excellent customer service and fast, reliable service!
For more information, or to place your order today, go to: https://www.gourmetgiftbaskets.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Does Dad love gifts that are environmentally friendly? Does Dad like looking Dapper? Well, with Haggar’s E-CLO Stria Dress Pants, Dad can have both. Aside from just being a great looking pair of pants, these great looking dress pants are a great example of sustainable clothing.
Haggar actually received an inaugural REPREVE® Champions of Sustainability award earlier this year and their E-CLO Dress Pant features fibers made from recycled water bottles. Haggar has worked with Unifi, Inc. for over 5 years, using fabric made from REPREVE upcycled fibers and selling pants that utilized the equivalent of more than 130 million recycled water bottles to date. This year, Haggar also donated to the National Parks Society to celebrate Earth Day.
I received a pair of Haggar's E-CLO Stria Heather dress pants in black for my husband's early Father's Day gift. We go to church every Sunday, and I thought it would be nice for him to have a new pair of dress pants, especially for Father's Day.
My husband tried them on and they fit like a glove! Jon looked so very handsome wearing them. They accentuated all of the right places of his body.
He even looked amazing from the back!
A great fit and various color choices make these striking dress pants a great addition to any wardrobe. Subtle striations in the Repreve® recycled fabric made from water bottles give these dress pants a distinctive refined look. You'd never guess they are machine washable, no-iron and extremely comfortable with a hidden expandable waistband.
I love how these dress pants look on my sweet husband. He loves the way they feel. He says that these pants do not feel restricting the way other dress pants feel. They are very comfortable! He thinks it is great that they are made from recycled materials.
For more information, or to place an order go to: http://www.haggar.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
With summer parties and get togethers happening almost every night, it’s important to be able to take your look from day to night. Enter the NEW Rimmel London Wonder’Fully Real Mascara.
This new mascara will help you achieve fuller, longer looking lashes in an instant. Its keratin infused formula as well as its specially tapered brush create lashes that will last longer than your summer fling.
- Stunning volume & length
- Rich & creamy formula with keratin for luscious lashes wears all day
- Tapered, easy to control brush extends each & every lash
Stay tuned for my review of this amazing new mascara!
Stop and smell the roses! National Red Rose Day was on June 12th. If you missed this glorious holiday (as I did, sadly) there is no better time than the present to embrace the power of roses, often found in KORRES skincare products. KORRES has an entire Wild Rose collection dedicated to this efficacious ingredient, including the below skincare regimen:
NEW KORRES Wild Rose 15% Vitamin C Spotless Serum harnesses Wild Rose Oil in combination with Super Vitamin C to effectively brighten skin and treat all signs of ageing. The unique, double phase oil-and-water treatment has the significant ability to repair fine lines, deeply nourish skin and diminish skin discolorations. The intensive face serum contains no synthetic fragrance and is to be used as an intensive face serum treatment day and/or night.
For maximum skin tone repair, layer with Wild Rose Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Facial and Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil at night. The 10% Wild Rose Oil is used to brighten and improve radiance and skin discoloration while improving fine lines. Another key ingredient, 15% Super C is the highest concentration of clinically effective stabilized Vitamin C. This potent ingredient increases your skin’s absorption of ascorbic acid by 1000%, offering significant dark spot and discoloration repair while evening skin tone. Additionally, Bisabolol & Ginger root extract is a potent synergistic blend of natural anti-irritants that act against inflammation cause by air pollutants, harsh temperatures, and UV radiation. ($75; Sephora.com.)
KORRES Wild Rose Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Facial is an overnight facial-in-a-jar with a unique soufflé texture that melts instantly into the skin for intense hydration and brightening overnight. The formula contains a generous dose of Wild Rose Oil, boosted with stabilized Super Vitamin C, turmeric extract and hyaluronic acid for softer, smoother, and more radiant skin by the morning. The Sleeping Facial also addresses early signs of ageing and wrinkles by helping promote skin elasticity. ($48; Sephora.com.)
KORRES Wild Rose Vitamin C 24-Hour Moisturiser is formulated with a range of natural ingredients that moisturize and brighten the complexion. This new formula of a global best-seller is boosted with the new Patch H2O Complex for a lightweight water texture that quickly absorbs into skin and offers immediate hydration. Wild Rose Oil, combined with stabilized Super Vitamin C and turmeric extract helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and even skin tone to reveal smoother and younger-looking skin. ($39; Sephora.com.)
As a new mom, with so many baby product options, I’m still trying to navigate and find what works best for my babe especially when it comes to baby carriers.
We recently took my Anoona carrier by Soul Slings to the Oregon Coast for our day trip. We loved how easy it was to get baby in and out and all of the extra features this carrier has to keep our little girl comfortable and held right. I love that they thought of everything and there aren’t all these crazy straps sticking out. But for this trip, I was especially thankful for their sun shade attachment!
Usually the Oregon Coast isn’t a very sunny place to be but we happened to go on one of those rare, gorgeous days without any wind and the sun high in the sky. While Soul also makes some adorable baby sun hats, unfortunately our little girl is in the low percentiles for her head size (basically she has a tiny head) and her hat still doesn’t fit her quite yet.
We were grateful to be able to use the sunshade on this nice day to keep her newborn skin away from the harsh rays. She loved that she was still able to look around through the sides to see the ocean for the first time, and we were all happy.
We’ve taken this carrier on hikes, walks around the neighborhood and to the beach and have had a great experience! I love how diverse it is and that it will grow with her. I also love that it isn’t bulky so we can carry it around with us ‘just in case’.
This is the perfect carrier for new moms and would make the perfect baby shower gift!
For more information about the Soul Sling Anoona, please visit: https://soulslings.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
When you have been invited to a party, the first thing that will enter your head is what to wear. Times have changed from the pre-children era when you had a closet full of clothes to choose from; now you have limited choice, so what can you do? Whether it’s a backyard BBQ or just drinks after dark, here are 5 tips to get you ready for a party with the grownups – Cinderella shall go to the ball!
1. Dress up your partner
Unless you are going to the party alone, you need to pay attention to what your partner is wearing too. This is your opportunity to go out as a couple without the children, and you both need to be happy and relaxed in what you are wearing. However, this means ditching the hooded tops and tracksuit bottoms. Iconic mens vintage clothing such as a vintage leather 1970s jacket can turn an outfit from drab to fab and means that a favored t-shirt and jeans can still be worn. You are a team, and you don’t want your partner to let the side down after all!
2. Dress up your basics
Go to your wardrobe and find the basics that you have which flatter your shape the most. Just because you aren’t buying anything new doesn’t mean that you can’t wear your basics in a new style! The joy of dressing up your basics is that you can go to town with your accessories; layer your costume jewelry to add interest and sparkle. Break the rule of wearing only a statement necklace or bracelets – wear both!
3. Dress up your denim
Denim is so versatile and easy to dress up. Take onboard the party spirit and wear a top with your favorite jeans that contrasts with the everyday material – go luxe: lace, sequins or delicate cotton. Pin roll your denim and add a pair of killer heels and a brightly colored clutch, and you are good to go.
4. Dress down a gown
That dress that you have in your closet, the one you only wear for special occasions? Well, now is the opportunity to give it an airing. You can wear your dress with a denim jacket or a cardigan and pumps to keep things low key, but you’ll be glad to get another use out of it, while also being the belle of the ball!
5. Dress in monochrome
The great thing about dressing in monochrome is that it is easy to do, meaning you can look effortlessly chic. Dressing in one color, and that includes accessories too, from the top you choose to the bottoms is simple and stylish. However, you could go against the grain and add statement shoes in a different color to really set off the look.
Getting a night out for a party is a great excuse to let your hair down and have some fun with your partner. Spend time planning both of your outfits so that you both feel confident and fashion forward.
Maintaining a clean and organized house is not an easy task if you have pets and young kids running around but they are the reason you must keep a spotless house in the first place. Young kids have low immunity and are vulnerable to falling sick to diseases caused by a dirty surrounding.
With kids around, sometimes it can seem that all you do is clean but it doesn’t have to be this way. You can keep a clean house without feeling strained, stressed up and always exhausted. These are the cleaning tips and tricks you need to clean your house faster and let it stay that way for longer.
You give yourself a more difficult job if you ignore dirty spots until you the next time you have a major clean up. The longer stains are left to stay, the more stubborn they become and the more effort you will spend in removing them.
Learn to clean up immediately you spot a mess and you will always have a clean house. Wipe you spills immediately and clean any mess the kids make before they attract bugs and insects and dry up and become difficult to clean up.
Leave dirty shoes at the door
Getting into the house with dirty shoes in unhygienic and dangerous especially if you have crawling babies in the house.
You shoes accumulate a lot of dirt outside the house and you transfer all these into the house when you fail to remove them at the doorstep. Your crawling baby will then touch these germs and ingest them when they suck their thumb making them seriously ill.
Instead, remove your shoes at the doorstep and carry them to the shoe rack. You will have less cleaning work to do and your kids will stay healthy.
Get rid of clutter
A house full of clutter is not only difficult to clean but is also stuffy and looks less. Do a major house cleanup every six months or at least annually, and identify items you have not used within that period and get rid of them.
There’s no use keeping your old electronics in the house that you have no chance of ever using again. Same to old clothes and other household items that you haven’t used in years. You need to get rid of all these clutter in your house.
Organize your living room
It may be time to revamp your living room arrangement and interior décor. You can create the illusion of space in your living room by simply rearranging your furniture and learning some basic house décor tips from the Mashoid Website. You living room also should be well lit.
Arrange your furniture in a manner that maximizes your living room space but be careful not to block doorways. You don’t people knocking their toes on the edges of your seats. Also, remember to clean and change your curtains every so often because accumulate a lot of dust.
Most people don’t realize Aloe Vera is a much healthier option than traditional skin care products that include chemicals and additives that can damage your skin. Aloe Vera has anti-inflammatory properties that help in treating blemishes, acne, minor cuts or wound, a burn or a rash. It also softens dead skin cells and makes the skin smooth. It gets rid of signs of ageing like fine lines and appearance of wrinkles and relieves itching too. I was given the chance to review a couple of products from Desert Harvest, and I am very happy with the results.
I received a bottle of Desert Harvest Aloe Vera Gele. It came in handy recently on my trip to Destin, Florida last month. I was on one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. It had powdered-sugar white sand, and I didn't realize that I was being burnt to a crisp because of the sun that reflected onto that gorgeous white sand onto my skin. I was sunburned all over my body! I truly underestimated the Florida sunshine, and did not adequately apply my sunscreen that day. By the time I put on my swim suit cover-up, it was too late! The damage was done.
I was so thankful that I had my bottle of Desert Harvest Aloe Vera Gele with me on that trip! I applied it all over my sunburned skin that evening, and it immediately soothed the pain, unlike any aloe vera gel products I had ever used before. Usually, I cannot sleep well at night after a bad sunburn, but to my surprise, I slept fine. The next morning, I showered and applied some more of this miracle gel, and my skin healed quickly and the burn turned into a very nice tan. It kept my skin supple and hydrated. It did not even peel until two weeks after I returned home from my trip. I was amazed!
Made with 80% pure aloe vera concentrate, Desert Harvest Gelé is a soothing, cold-processed gel formulated to relieve minor skin irritations. It contains all of the anti-inflammatory, pain relieving, and healing properties of the aloe plant in a high concentration. Desert Harvest Gelé contains the most therapeutic levels of aloe vera possible in a 100% Natural topical application and contains No Parabens.
Use a pea-sized dab and rub it into the skin wherever it is irritated. A good medium for ultrasound. You can keep it in the refrigerator and apply the Gelé cold to minor burns or to relieve swelling and redness anywhere on the body. (Desert Harvest Gelé does not have to be refrigerated.)
Desert Harvest Aloe Vera is at the top of the line, and here’s why:
- Gele is 80% concentrated Aloe Vera
- No added chemicals
I also received a bottle of Desert Harvest's Super-Strength Aloe Capsules, Nutritional Supplements which I have been taking for about a month now. Since aloe vera works miracles on my skin, I am certain that it is working wonders internally as well.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
With the arrival of summer, comes the promise of long days relaxing in the sunshine, spending time with family and friends, and making life-long memories. If you’ve been waiting for these months all year long, it can be overwhelming to try to plan new and exciting things to do. However, to truly make the most of your summer, follow these four top tips:
Brighten Your Home
The warmer, summer months are the ideal time to revamp parts of your home for the cooler, brighter evenings. It’s not necessary to completely redecorate and renovate your home, but perhaps trade in some of your thicker couch blankets for lighter colors and thinner materials. Swap your heavy, comforting duvet for a lighter option, and pack away any winter shoes and coats that may be taking up valuable space in your hallway. You could purchase flowers every now and then to brighten up your kitchen and assess whether you need to update your garden furniture or outside space. A tidy and de-clutter will help spruce up your home making it into a calm space to come home to on warm summer evenings, especially for when you have guests round.
Liven up your diet
With fresher vegetables and fruit more readily available, it is easier to re-assess your diet, explore and try lighter dishes and salads in summer. Such changes will naturally make your diet healthier, and it’ll be easier to keep to lighter meals as people generally prefer these in hotter conditions. Summer is also the time for BBQ’s, so you could research a few new exciting recipes and get practicing in the kitchen for the next time your friends or family are round. You could focus on a few meat dishes, but also look into vegetarian options online, using key ingredients such as these balsamic roasted tomatoes from Hellofresh.ca so that you can cater for everybody’s needs. You never know, you may find you discover a new favorite dish to add to your regular menu!
Try Something New
Longer, balmy evenings and the warm feeling of summer generally makes people happier and more relaxed. People often take time off in summer to go on vacation or take some time to spend with friends and family. If you have a break coming up, you could look into joining a gym or going for a run around the neighborhood in the months leading up to your trip, so you can sort your ideal summer body in time to bask in the sun. You could try a new summer sport, and make the most of being able to spend time outside.
Plan Family Days Out
If you have a family, summer is the ideal time to spend more time together; children are off school, and depending on your working situation, this will mean you can potentially spend much more time with them. If you do work, you could perhaps save your holiday for this part of the year, allowing you to take some well-deserved time to organize a few special days out. This could be a bike ride, picnic or even a road trip to a beach. Days in the sun with the family will be fun regardless of what you end up doing, but with a bit of planning, you’ll be able to make the most of it regardless of much time you have.