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A few weeks ago, at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, actress Lupita Nyong’o looked unique on the red carpet. The Lancôme ambassadress captured eyes in a statement making look. “The hint of red in the eye shadow added an unexpected touch to the ruby monochromatic look. The key in wearing an unusual color like this is to wear it in small doses for a statement making, but wearable eye makeup look,” says Barose.
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- Translucence Mattifying Silky Pressed Powder in 550 Suede
- Blush Subtil in Shimmer Midnight Rose
- Color Design 5 Pan Eyeshadow Palette in 211 Ruby Affair
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- Color Design Lip Color in 388 Bow and Arrow
- Le Crayon Lip Contour in Plum
The holidays are quickly approaching! This means there will be holiday parties to host and to attend. What girls doesn't love to glam it up this time of the year? Smashbox’s Pro Lead Makeup Artist, Lori Taylor-Davis has tips for my readers on her favorite holiday beauty look. (See below for step-by-step.)
Soft Smokey Eye
Lori Taylor-Davis, Smashbox’s Pro Lead Makeup Artist, suggests doing a soft smokey eye look to switch it up this holiday season.
“First fill in brows using Smashbox’s Brow Tech Matte Pencil to create a full, defined brow.”
“Make sure the eyelids are primed with Smashbox’s Photo Finish Lid Primer to ensure your shadow will last all night long.”
“To create the brown smokey eye use Smashbox’s Eye Shadow Trio in Filter and mix the taupe shade with the chocolate brown color.Apply the shadows starting from the lash line to the natural crease. Then apply the shadows to the lower lash line and smoke it down.”
“Next apply Smashbox’s Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in Penny Lane to the bottom lash line only, and apply 2-3 coats of Smashbox’s Full Exposure Mascara.
“Finally place Smashbox’s Be Legendary Lipstick in Cognac on the lips for a neutral finishing touch”
Lori lends her expertise to forecast the latest makeup trends in the fashion & beauty industries. Her ability to put anyone at ease coupled with her professional artistry techniques has kept her sought after by industry insiders, advertisers and celebrities alike.
Disclaimer: I will be sent samples of these products in exchange for this post. Any opinions are my own.
T'is the Season! Holiday parties here we come! Here are some great beauty/hair looks spotted this past month on Kylie Jenner, Beyoncé and Jaime King. See below for the perfect products and tips to recreate these looks!
“Start off with using a lip liner to outline the outer ridge of your lips (the meaty area where your face and your lips meet). Using your lip liner draw an “x” in the center of the top lip and draw a heavy vertical line in the center of your bottom lip. This creates a pouty lip affect.”
– Smashbox’s Pro-Lead Makeup Artist, Lori Taylor-Davis
“Start with brushing out your hair to take out all the knots and tangles. Then, brush your hair into a ponytail to ensure the hair is completely smooth before adding the elastic. Once you have added the elastic in the desired section, take RPZL’s Pony In an Instant hair extension and place on top of ponytail. Slip the hair clip into your pony to secure and wrap the extra hair piece around the pony and you’re good to go!”
– RPZL co-founder, Lisa Richards
“Using solid or multicolored bobby pins and layering/crisscrossing
makes for a great hairstyle!”
– Scunci stylist, Laura Polko
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review. Any opinions are my own.
Take multi-tasking to the next level with these 5 great products you can use in the shower! Color your hair, treat your face and moisturize your skin in under 10 minutes!
Step 1 COLOR: Apply the TouchBack Color Depositing Shampoo and lather thoroughly. After rinsing the Shampoo, apply the Color Depositing Conditioner and distribute throughout hair from root to tip. Wait 2 minutes before rinsing.
Did you know: This sulfate-free, rich-foam shampoo gently cleanses while it colors. UVA/UVB sunscreens and antioxidants safeguard hair and color fidelity. It’s temporary so it WILL NOT mess up your current hair color.
Step 2 EXFOLIATE: While you’re waiting to rinse your hair, exfoliate your skin with DDF Micro-Derma Crystals Polishing Gel!
Did you know: This self-warming formula uses an exothermic reaction to help open pores and exfoliate dead skin cells and debris to even skin tone and texture.
Step 3 MOISTURIZE: After rinsing your hair and face moisturize your skin with Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer glides onto wet skin (no need to wait for skin to dry before applying) and instantly absorbs for twice the moisturization in half the time.
Did you know: The unique formula blends effortlessly with the water from your shower to instantly lock in essential hydration. This helps you take advantage of the peak moisture moment, when your skin is damp and most receptive to hydration.
Step 4 DETANGLE: Last step is detangling your hair with Conair Detangling Brush! Glides through wet hair the gentle way.
Did you know: The soft flexible bristles removes tangles and knots without snagging or pulling!
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Aging may be something that we all do, but it doesn’t mean that we have to look as though we are. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, how wrinkled someone’s skin is depends upon several factors, including their skin tone, history of UV exposure, and their genetics. The good news is that there are things we can do to help defy aging and keep our skin looking great for longer.
“Just because someone is aging doesn’t mean they can’t do so gracefully and beautifully,” explains Tracy Brennan, founder of Kalologie, a chain of high-end spas and the award-winning line of skin care products. “Most people would be surprised at just how many effective options there are today to help defy aging. Spas hold all the secrets to keeping people looking their best, which is why celebrities visit us often.”
One of the biggest spa secrets that can help defy aging is that of the facial. When most people think of a facial they just picture getting their face scrubbed, and they don’t see the real deal of what’s going on and how beneficial it can be. Facials can restore firmness, diminish fine lines, boost radiance, calm puffiness, minimize pores, activate collagen and more. A facial’s mission is to successfully rejuvenate the skin and create a firm, smooth appearance.
All types of skin can benefit from a facial, because spas can tailor the treatment to meet the needs of the individual. Those with dry, dull, sun-damaged, and aging skin can greatly benefit from facials. A facial works by activating the skin cells and repairing the DNA damage, hydrates the cells, and then rejuvenates. There are special effective ingredients in them, including stem cell activators, repair enzymes, and cell energizers.
In addition to spa secrets that help keep your face looking younger, there are some that can be used on your body, too. An option to help those who are seeing signs of aging below the waist is to have a non-invasive butt lift. Today’s butt lifts use the JuVaShape “Butt Lift” technology, which delivers thermal energy to the targeted areas, leaving the butt revitalized. It can help eliminate wrinkles, cellulite, and provide overall body contouring.
Another important spa secret for defying aging is to help people reduce stress. Research has shown that stress speeds up the aging process, so the more people can find ways to de-stress, the more they can help defy aging. In the spa, massage therapy is a great option for helping to reduce stress.
“We are all grateful to get the opportunity to age, but we just want to help people do it gracefully and to feel their best doing it,” states Brentwood Kalologie Spa Franchise Owner Anita Neumann. “Spas truly hold some of the most effective secrets to helping people defy aging. If anyone can help, we can.”
Kalologie is a spa and skin care product line, with several locations in the Los Angeles area, including in Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Thousand Oaks, Ladera Ranch and Studio City. Kalologie also has locations in Texas, Arizona, and Colorado, and Kalologie products can be found at the Aria Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada. The LA locations are deemed the “hottest medical spas in Southern California” and are often frequented by A-List celebrities and socialites. The spas offer a wide variety of memberships and treatments, including facials, peels, waxing, massage therapy, and their skin care line, which features specially formulated cleansers, eye creams, serums, and moisturizers.
My birthday is in one month. I am not going to tell you how old I am because it is depressing. One of my greatest fears is aging, but unfortunately, I cannot stop it. Thankfully, being a beauty product reviewer gives me the chance to find the very best beauty products, potions and creams on the market. I was quite excited to get the chance to review a Kalologie product. I had never heard of them before, and after I read some of their product information, I was intrigued.
I received a sample of Kalologie Replenish Cellular Repair Cream. This cream is formulated to be used at night, to repair my skin when I am sleeping.
Kalologie Replenish Cellular Repair Cream is a highly effective moisturizer with targeted benefits for aging skin. Liposomes help repair the skin’s protective barrier, along with antioxidants and calming plant extracts to soothe redness and irritation. Beta glucans correct at a cellular level.
- Merospheres – increase barrier lipid production
- Algae – helps increase skin firmness
- Beta glucans – Biological Response Modifier, challenges skin to correct itself
- Sea Whip – strongest soothing action off all sea plants
- Boosts skin firmness and elasticity
- Encourages skin’s ability to correct itself resulting in minimization of fine lines and wrinkles
- Provides a surge of lipid-rich moisture for maximum hydration
My thoughts: I apply my Replenish Cellular Repair Cream at night after cleansing my face. It absorbs perfectly and is not heavy or greasy. It has a very nice texture. I do not think I have ever used a skin care cream that has been as effective as Kalologie Replenish Cellular Repair Cream. I am just in awe of how well it works to get rid of the wrinkles and lines that I have been so upset about. I was very much thinking of Botox until I started using this amazing cream. The line between my eyebrows is so much less noticeable. The lines around my upper lip are greatly diminished. This cream has really plumped my skin and has made me feel so much better about myself. I look as though I am in my 30's. I am so happy with the results.
Kalologie LLC and its affiliate companies are a membership-based spa franchisor and manufacturer of the award-winning line of Kalologie®-branded proprietary products. Kalologie 360 Spa convenient locations merge the best of aesthetics and advanced skin care with a complete menu of services. Kalologie skin care products are available at Kalologie-franchised locations in California, Texas, Colorado and Arizona, as well as high-end retailers such as MGM’s Aria Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada.
To learn more about the Kalologie concept, visit http://Kalologie.com and follow @Kalologie360Spas on Instagram.
Disclaimer: I received a product sample to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
PATTERNS OF EVIDENCE:
THE EXODUS HOLIDAY GIFT PACK
PATTERNS OF EVIDENCE: THE EXODUS, DIRECTORS CHOICE EDITION, (DVD) - Filmmaker Timothy Mahoney chronicles an in-depth archaeological investigation in Egypt and Israel as his team attempts to corroborate the biblical text. The film explores one fundamental question: Is there any evidence that the Exodus story actually happened? Twelve years in the making, this provocative documentary reveals new or rarely seen evidence regarding the Israelites’ descent into slavery, their Exodus from Egypt and their ultimate conquest of the Promised Land. The DVD highlights stunning animations and a cast including Narrator Kevin Sorbo (God’s Not Dead, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys), interviews with leading archaeologists such Israel Finkelstein, Kent Weeks, and David Rohl, and guest appearances by Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu and Shimon Peres. Extras feature never-before-seen elements including exclusive interviews, “Behind the Music,” “From Film to Book” and information about additional books and resources.
PATTERNS OF EVIDENCE: THE EXODUS (HARDCOVER BOOK) - companion book to the original motion picture is written by Filmmakers Timothy Mahoney and Steven Law. This book includes valuable insights and additional interviews not featured in the film. Filled with beautiful photography of Egypt and Israel, scenes from the biblical re-creations, maps, charts, and diagrams, it gives the reader an up-close and more in-depth look at the scholars and their positions (392 pages). signed by Filmmaker Timothy Mahoney
AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE: Thinking Man Films~ www.shop.patternsofevidence.com
Disclaimer: I received a gift set to review and to keep. Any opinions are my own.
This holiday season, Time Life, one of the preeminent distributors of classic TV DVD, has an overflowing cornucopia of home entertainment collections, truly offering something for everyone! If landmark TV is your bag, look no further than THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES or THE WONDER YEARS THE COMPLETE SERIES (in a new slipcase, never before at retail).
Like to laugh at time-tested shenanigans? How about MR. WARMTH! DON RICKLES: THE ULTIMATE TV COLLECTION or THE HEE HAW COLLECTION featuring vintage episodes never- before-available at retail. Music lovers will rejoice in a new-to-retail packaging of THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL and THE BEGINNERS BIBLE COLLECTORS SET, which brings the timeless tales of the bible to rich animated life, is perfect for the whole family.
Every legend has a beginning. And this past September, Time Life released the very first steps of a TV icon with THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES. Featuring original broadcast episodes from Seasons 1-5 (1967-1972) not seen since their original airing more than forty years ago and hand-picked by Carol herself, Time Life has a configuration for every fan -- whether a die-hard, Tarzan-yelling, ear-tugger or a newbie, discovering the incredible talents of Burnett for the very first time.
"Like receiving an early Christmas present...The skits are funny and lively as ever - and a reminder of why Burnett remains an inspiration for new generations of female comedians"
-- The Los Angeles Times
Aside from the 6-disc retail set, which features 16 magical episodes and nearly 5 hours of bonus programming including a backstage tour of CBS Studio 33, 13 exclusive new interviews with Alan Alda, Julie Andrews, Bill Hader, Queen Latifah, Don Rickles and others, bonus sketches and never-before-seen bloopers & outtakes, Time Life has also released two exclusive configurations. THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION includes 22 DVDs, over 20 hours of specially-created bonus programming, a collectible guest book and more. And, THE VIP EDITION features all that, plus a hand-signed, personalized greeting on the cover of the guest book from Carol. Each VIP EDITION will be numbered and arrive with a Certificate of Authenticity.
TIME Magazine named THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW one of the "100 Best Television Shows of all Time". This holiday season, perhaps it's time to discover why.
THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW: THE LOST EPISODES ($59.95srp, 6-Disc, Retail, Available Now at Costo, Target, Wal-mart, Best Buy and FYE)
THE LOST EPISODES ULTIMATE COLLECTION ($199.90, Time Life Direct, Available Now)
THE LOST EPISODES VIP EDITION ($399.95, Time Life Direct, Available Now)
THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, TAKE A TRIP TO THE MOST BELOVED SUBURB IN TV HISTORY, WITH A LANDMARK SITCOM NEVER BEFORE AVAILABLE AT RETAILIN A COMPLETE SERIES SET
This set is an absolute must-have for anyone who loves television. Period."
For six seasons, The Wonder Years captured the angst of growing up in suburban middle-class America in the late '60s, as seen through the life and times of Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage). Audiences eagerly followed his evolution as a typical awkward teenager who remembered every moment of his transition from childhood with excruciating detail and remarkable hindsight. From his first kiss with Winnie Cooper (Danica McKellar) to his friendship with Paul Pfeiffer (Josh Saviano) and the ups and downs of the Arnold family, fans shared in laughter, love, and loss, but above all, wonder. Now, the complete landmark series is available for the first time at retail in two deluxe collector's editions that contain all 115 episodes across 26 DVDs, along with over 23 hours of bonus features, which includes exclusive new interviews with the entire cast, the first cast reunion in more than 16 years, 11 newly-produced featurettes and much more!
If you've not yet experienced the wonders of THE WONDER YEARS, this holiday season is as good a time as any to acquaint yourself with the groundbreaking family sitcom named by TV Guide as one of the "Top 20 Shows of the '80s".
THE WONDER YEARS COMPLETE SERIES/SLIPCASE VERSION ($199.95srp, Retail, Available 10/6)
THE WONDER YEARS COMPLETE SERIES/METAL LOCKER ($249.95srp, Available 10/6 at Costco)
CELEBRATE COMEDY LEGEND DON RICKLES AND HIS SIX UNFORGETTABLE DECADES IN SHOWBIZ WITH ONE INCOMPARABLE DVD SET
Whether you know him from his many appearances on "The Tonight Show", his uproarious stand-up, his decades on TV from "The Dick Van Dyke Show" to the '70s-era Navy sitcom CPO SHARKEY or his turn as Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story trilogy, Rickles is Hollywood royalty. And MR. WARMTH! DON RICKLES: THE ULTIMATE TV COLLECTION, captures the legend at the peak of his powers.
This 8-disc DVD set featuring nearly 20 hours of some of Rickles' finest on-screen moments, contains his four '70s comedy specials - "The Many Sides of Don Rickles", "Don Rickles: Alive and Kicking", "Mr. Warmth" and "Rickles" - which highlights his expansive talents, and showcase a who's who of 20th century Hollywood icons including Frank Sinatra John Wayne, Johnny Carson, Jack Klugman, Dean Martin, Bob Newhart, Carroll O'Connor and many, many more. Also included are both complete seasons (37 half-hour episodes) of CPO SHARKEY, previously unavailable on any format until their 2015 DVD release by Time Life. Exclusive bonus features on the set include newly-shot intros from Don himself, never-before-seen outtakes and unedited scenes and more!
Harkening back to a time, pre-Internet, when celebrities hit it big because of talent, not Twitter, the inimitable Rickles has enjoyed a legendary showbiz career that has touched seven decades and still continues today. This October, Time Life invites home audiences to front row seats for comedy greatness with MR. WARMTH! DON RICKLES: THE ULTIMATE TV COLLECTION.
MR. WARMTH! DON RICKLES: THE ULTIMATE TV COLLECTION ($59.95srp, 8-Disc, Retail, Available on 10/20)
"Time Life brings beloved stories of faith in a way that is relatable,
very sweet and entertaining"
THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD COME TO
RICH, ANIMATED LIFE IN A 4-DISC COLLECTOR'S SET FEATURING TIMELESS STORIES OF FAITH, FORGIVENESS, COURAGE AND COMPASSION
Created for families to help share the most important lessons from the greatest stories ever told, THE BEGINNERS BIBLE COLLECTOR'S SET is a delightful and acclaimed way to introduce young children to the Bible's timeless stories of inspiration, courage and faith. Featuring an original theme song from Kathie Lee Gifford, memorable songs, vivid animation and heartwarming characters, this 4-disc collector's edition brings the true wonder and joy of the Bible to life. And told in a non-denominational way that has been accepted by all major denominations and ministries because of its simplicity and warmth, the set features 13 age-old classics, in both English and Spanish, including "The Story of Easter", "The Story of Moses", "The Story of the Nativity", "The Story of Noah's Ark", "The Story of Creation", "The Story of David and Goliath", "The Story of Jesus and His Miracles", "The Story of the Good Samaritan", "The Story of the Prodigal Son", "The Story of Joseph & His Brothers", "The Story of Daniel & the Lion's Den", "The Story of the Battle of Jericho", "The Story of Jonah & The Whale"
THE BEGINNERS BIBLE COLLECTOR'S SET ($39.95srp, 4-Disc, Retail, Available Now)
"One of the coolest music-related releases in quite some time"
GET FRONT ROW SEATS FOR INCREDIBLE, MUSICAL BLAST FROM THE PAST WITH LATE NIGHT'S ORIGINAL ROCK N' ROLL SHOW IN AN 11-DISC SET NEVER-BEFORE-AVAILABLE AT RETAIL!
THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL was the first of its kind. The most popular artists of the day, from rock, pop and soul, shared the stage performing their hits LIVE on late-night television - and right in your living room. This 11-DVD collection, never before available at retail, contains almost ten hours of incredible performances, 130 songs, PLUS almost five hours of bonus features including brand new interviews and exclusive featurettes highlighting the history and the legacy of this pioneering TV show. Performances include AC/DC, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Steely Dan, ELO, Heart, The Hollies, The Kinks & Van Morrison; stand up comedy from George Carlin, Billy Crystal, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor and many more.
THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL ($99.95srp, 11-Disc, Retail)
SETTLE BACK FOR PICKIN' AND GRINNIN', TALL TALES AND A STAR-SPANGLED LINE-UP FROM THE ORIGINAL DOWN-HOME COUNTRY VARIETY SHOW
"It has an undeniable sense of "just kidding" joy to it, which remains infectious...and country-western fans will love seeing vintage performances by Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Donna Fargo, Charlie Rich, Dottie West and Hank Williams Jr."
-- Deseret News
Time Life invites home audiences back to rural Kornfield Kounty for some timeless, down-home entertainment with THE HEE HAW COLLECTION. The 3-disc collection features 5 episodes never-before-available at retail from the longest-running weekly syndicated series in television history.
These vintage episodes from the late 60s and early 70s, rarely seen since their original broadcasts and feature all the Kornfield Kounty regulars (including co-hosts Roy Clark and Buck Owens) and their hilarious comedy plus country legends like Conway Twitty performing "Hello Darlin'," Merle Haggard singing his classic "Okie from Muskogie," Tammy Wynette performing her #1 hit "Ways to Love a Man," an unforgettable duet with Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn performing "Pickin' Wild Mountain Berries," plus other country legends like Charlie Rich, Hank Williams Jr. and many other chart-toppers. Rife with pickin' and grinnin', singin' and spinnin' tall tales and corny jokes, the set also includes bonus interviews with show regulars including Roy Clark, Lulu Roman, George Lindsey, Charlie McCoy and Jim and John Hager,a s well as bonuses including all-time favorite comedy from the early years in "Hee Haw Laffs," featuring "Board Fence," "Cornfield," "Moonshiners," "Doctor Spot," "Old Philosopher," "General Store," "Haystack," "Schoolhouse" and other knee-slappers.
For true Kornfield Kounty fans, Time Life has also released several exclusive sets, only available online. These exclusive sets offer either 11 episodes across 8 DVDs or 23 episodes across 14 DVDs, for $99.95 or $189.900, respectively. Both sets arrive with hours of bonus programming including in-depth interviews and Hee Haw comedy classics.
THE HEE HAW COLLECTION ($39.95srp, 3-Disc, Retail, Available now at Wal-mart, Cracker Barrel)
In an era when digital leads the home entertainment charge, Time Life still offers a bit of acclaimed nostalgia you can proudly display on a shelf. Ever tried to unwrap a download code? We thought so. These attractive DVD collections make the perfect gift for any and everyone on your list this holiday season!
Disclaimer: I received copies of some of the DVD collections mentioned above. Any opinions are my own.
Just because we enjoy turkey this time of the year doesn't mean that we should be enjoying having a turkey neck! Heck no, tighten that loose skin on your neck with the one product that really works! StriVectin TL Advanced™ Tightening Neck Cream gives you a more tightened, lifted and firmed appearance than ever before.
StriVectin TL Advanced™ Tightening Neck Cream features breakthrough Gravitite-CF Lifting Complex™ to provide visible lift in the neck and profile area- immediately and over time. Gravitite-CF Lifting Complex™ contains a powerful blend of technologically advanced ingredients that address the appearance of sagging due to gravity and improve skin elasticity. Instantly, skin is hydrated and feels tighter, smoother and more supple. Over time, the visible effects of gravity appear reversed for even more refined and toned definition of the neck line, profile, and décolleté.
My thoughts: My sweet mother is 68 years old. She looks amazing for her age, but the one thing she hates about herself is the loose skin on her neck. My mom has tried every neck-tightening cream available on the market, and none have lived up to their claims. Not until she tried StriVectin TL Advanced™ Tightening Neck Cream.
StriVectin TL Advanced™ Tightening Neck Cream really tightens and lifts the skin. My mom is very pleased with the results of this cream. She feels as though it is the next best thing to getting Botox or having cosmetic surgery. It absorbs really well and doesn't feel greasy or have any annoying fragrance. Below is a recent photo of my mother and me. Doesn't she look amazing? I love her!
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Barnyard Kids~ A Family Guide for Raising Animals
Are you and your family raising farm animals? I raise chickens! For those who are thinking of taking that leap – and for those with kids, the new Barnyard Kids - A Family Guide for Raising Animals, by Dina Rudick will make the perfect gift this holiday season!
Parents and young kids now have a go-to resource to get started on raising chickens, pigs, sheep, goats, cows, horses, and rabbits. Written so parents and kids can read the book together, it’s filled with essential information, from choosing the right ones animals, to the work, time, and space that’s needed. Each chapter on each animal has four sections. “What Makes Them Tick” discusses food and water needs, hygiene, instincts and the animals’ social needs. “What Makes Them Sick” includes signs and causes of illness, medical supplies and vaccination info. “Where Do They Live” covers housing the animals. “What Can They Give” covers just that – from the various by products each animal gives – from food to milk to the usefulness of excrement.
Kids have helped take care of animals for generations, learning responsibility and self-reliance in the process. Barnyard Kids gives kids and parents the tools to dream about and plan for raising farm animals, empowering anyone who reads it to imagine a life with farm animals and make it real.
I love the full color photographs in this book, as well as the useful information and facts on raising animals that I did not know.
I was interested in raising pigs, but after reading this book, I am actually re-thinking it. I think pigs are adorable, but they require a lot of care! (Plus they are smelly and they get huge.)
I think I will just stick with raising chickens for now. I am so glad that I have this book, however. I have learned many things that I didn't know about raising chickens and I am surprised mine are still alive!
I am going to be sharing this book with my son, Braxton. I know he will love it as much as I do. Together we can learn many things about raising farm animals. We have five and a half acres, so we can definitely expand our animal family in the future!
Purchase Barnyard Kids: A Family Guide for Raising Animals on Amazon
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
As the leaves fall of of the trees, our lips can dry up right along with them. Tri Active Lip Defense from Puritan’s Pride® saves our lips from going the way of the leaves in the harsher weather. This multipurpose balm is perfect for relieving weather damaged cuticles, under eyes and hands.
This unique lip therapy contains three strips that work in synergy to keep your smile soft and moisturized this season. Packed with a Rose Hips and Primrose Oil complex to soothe away dryness, plus Vitamins A & E to nourish, plump and hydrate lips, this multi-tasker does it all. I keep a tube on my nightstand and always apply it before bed. I keep a second tube in my purse. I am always using it!
My skin also gets really dry when the weather gets colder. I think it is because my skin has a hard time transitioning from being in a heated car or home and then going outside into the cold. To keep my skin beautifully hydrated I love Puritan Pride's Aromappeal Wonder Oil.
Wonder Oil is a wonderful fusion of oils, herbs and fruits for the body. Includes a medley of Olive, Sunflower Seed, Wheat Germ, Sweet Almond, Sesame and Jojoba Oils Enriched with the lively citrus scents of Grapefruit, Lemon and Orange.
Use this Aromappeal product as a hot oil treatment for the hair, as a bath oil, or as a hair, body, massage or cuticle oil – its possibilities are limitless!
I use my Wonder Oil from my shoulders to my toes after my shower. It is the best body moisturizer ever. I apply it when my skin is still damp and it really seals in the moisture. I love the uplifting citrusy fragrance, too. I love it!
Another product that I adore from Puritan's Pride is their Organic Lavender Oil. Sure, it is not a moisturizer in itself, but I love to add a few drops of it to my bath before I go to sleep at night for a blissful and relaxing slumber.
I love using Puritan's Pride products because all of their products are high quality natural products that are also affordable.
For more information on Puritan's Pride products go to: http://www.puritan.com/
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.