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Looking for the perfect hairstyle for the fall and upcoming holidays? Ever wonder how to achieve super straight hair flawless that has just the right amount of volume? With these best-selling tools from Gold ‘N Hot you can easily, and surprisingly, create this perfectly polished do yourself!
Gold ‘N Hot Professional 1875 Watt Ionic Ultra-Lightweight Dryer with Tourmaline ($39.99, Folica.com): This ultra-light dryer outputs tens-of-thousands of negative ions to dry hair faster with less damage resulting in healthy, shiny, beautiful hair. Tourmaline conditioning emits negative ions heat to reduce static frizz and seal in moisture. With 2 Speeds and 6 heat settings, you can achieve any hair style.
Gold ‘N Hot 1” Ceramic Crimping Iron ($36.00, SallyBeauty.com): Who would’ve thought crimpers were still cool? It’s hairstylist’s best kept secret to achieve volume. Separate the hair and use the crimper on the under pieces. Hold at root and see an instant lift. Gold ‘N Hot’s easy to use crimping iron has ceramic plates with seal-in conditioning that leaves you with silky-soft hair. With a quick 60 second heat-up, you’re almost ready to rock.
Gold ‘N Hot 1″ Professional Ceramic Straightening Iron ($39.99, SallyBeauty.com) : This iron’s ceramic floating plates are made to eliminate gaps between plates and create the ultimate polished look. With a quick 60-second heat-up and easy access controls, your styling time is cut down. Ceramic plates distribute heat evenly for fast styling and seal in moisture leaving your hair shiny, silky-soft, frizz-free.
With a new season comes new beauty innovations! Update your shower with these must-have beauty items. From a bubbling cleanser to a coconut-oil infused body wash and a conditioning hair mask to a wet skin moisturizer, we’ve got you covered with all your shower care needs from head to toe!
Exfoliate bumps and dead skin cells for skin that’s bright and smooth to the touch! The Spa @ Home Foaming 02 Bubble Cleanser contains micro bubbles that draw out dirt, makeup, and other impurities, while the potent extracts of orange, lemon, and tea tree give this cleanser its superior exfoliating and brightening abilities. (Walgreens, $19.99)
Clean up and smell great with Lavanila Laboratories Healthy Sport Luxe Body Wash. This is a sulfate-free body wash that was created for an active life in motion. Coconut oil infused with proprietary Smartsport Technology gently tackles post work-out sweat, dirt and oil while hydrating rosehip and aloe deliver a silky, smooth shave. Bursting with breezy freshness, skin is left clean, soft and invigorated. (Lavanila.com; $16)
Soak in the moisture and compliments with the KORRES Almond & Linseed Hair Mask. Prevent breakage and split ends with this natural hair mask formulated with organic extracts found only on the Greek island of Crete. Hydrating almond and nourishing linseed help smooth and control damage, while vitamin B3 and provitamin B5 help restore hair’s appearance by improving shine, feel, and flexibility. These actives also protect against mechanical damage due to hot styling and environmental stress. The result is healthier hair that is instantly smoothed from roots to tips. (HSN.com; $26.50)
Keep skin hydrated and moisturize daily before you step out of the shower! Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer is a revolution in wet skin technology that doesn’t simply calm, smooth and soften, but also heals dry skin and restores your body’s ability to retain its own much-needed moisture. The water-activated properties penetrate deep into skin’s surface all happens in the shower – no rinsing required — so you can just dry off, dress and go! (Mass retailers and drugstores; $10.99)
As the cooler weather creeps in, you can still embrace the hidden warmth of fall with Molton Brown's new sultry floral Rosa Absolute Collection. Inspired by an ancient Italian practice of a rose representing secrecy, Molton Brown utilizes the rose scent as a depiction of the Late Renaissance period. With its deep rose hue and Royal Warrant of Her Majesty the Queen on every bottle, the Rosa Absolute Collection illustrates luxury and opulence at its finest.
Molton Brown Rosa Absolute Body Wash ($30)
Molton Brown Rosa Absolute Body Lotion ($42)
Molton Brown Rosa Absolute Eau de Toilette($65)
*Post in exchange for product. All opinions are my own.
We are always running late in my household. I get my youngest son, Braxton, up for school and ask him to hurry and get dressed. More often than not, his clothes are completely wrinkled.
I have two choices; I can set up the ironing board (swearing and cussing at it as I struggle to get it out of the closet and set up) and iron my child's shirt as he whines about having to take it off again........OR I can just douse him with Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus AS he is wearing the shirt! (Actually, I have him remove his shirt before I spray it.) Then I lay the garment out on the bed, smooth the wrinkles out with my hands and it looks as good as new, plus it smells fresh!
Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus is definitely a life saver for my busy family!
My wrinkled laundry is no match for Dawny Wrinkle Releaser Plus!
Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus is an easy-to-use wrinkle spray that reduces wrinkles and helps keep your clothes looking neat without the hassle of ironing. But it can do so much more:
- Wrinkle Spray
- Odor Eliminator
- Fabric Refresher
- Static Remover
- Ironing Aid
- Wrinkle Remover
- Great for Travel
- Try it on curtains, tablecloths, sheets, pillow cases and more
Watch this demo video:
Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus is such a miracle product! It makes ironing a thing of the past. I wouldn't leave home without it. I bring the trial-sized version on every trip I take. Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus is also like a soothing blanket to me. Since I grew up with my mom using Downy in our laundry, I often spray it on my pillowcase if I am spending the night in a hotel or a guest room. The scent comforts me since it is familiar to me, and helps me sleep.
I also spray it on sweaters that must be hung up to dry because they would shrink in the dryer. It makes the fabrics feel luxuriously soft and smelling amazing as they dry. I use this miracle spray to freshen the couch or the carpet before guests arrive for a quick spruce-up. The possibilities are endless with Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus. It is truly my new best friend.
This shirt perfectly sums up why I love Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus
For more information go to: http://www.downywrinklereleaserplus.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
For affordable, high quality glasses and sunglasses, there is no place better to shop than GlassesShop.com, the best place to buy your glasses online without any hassle.
GlassesShop.com has a huge selection of stylish glasses as well as prescription sunglasses. They also carry non-prescription sunglasses, which is what I always buy. I always seem to be able to find the perfect pair that are flattering on my face.
I had recently bought a pair of cheap sunglasses at a discount store this past summer when I was in Hawaii for my son's wedding. They only lasted one week before they fell apart! From now on, I will only buy my shades at GlassesShop.com. I have definitely learned my lesson.
My very favorite sunglasses are the ones I have on in the photo below. I LOVE them! I got them from GlassesShop.com.
The sunglasses that I am wearing in my photo above are the Chloe Wayfarer. Aren't they the cutest? These high quality shades keep my eyes protected from the bright sunshine while I am driving, and will definitely be perfect for me for when I go back to Hawaii in four months to witness my daughter's wedding on the beach. I am excited!
Here is an EXCLUSIVE deal for my readers!
GlassesShop.com is allowing my readers to receive 50% off on eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses.(sale frames excluded) Just enter the following coupon code at checkout: GSHOT50
For more information or to place an order go to: http://www.glassesshop.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
PRIME PRO Extreme (PRIME PRO), a successful São Paulo, Brazil-based beauty company is launching Bio Tanix, a patented, natural-based hair care system in the United States.
Bio Tanix, available in Brazil since 2013, meets the current U.S. market demand for safe keratin smoothing treatments, after-care and restoring products.
As seen on Today.com ( http://www.today.com/style/brazilian-beauty-treatments-we-re-taking-home-rio-t101755), PRIME PRO’s Bio Tanix restorative products are best known for their formaldehyde-free products that include three natural-based products that help revitalize and maintain healthy hair. The system includes a restorative shampoo, mask, and restoring oil that are made with natural argan oil, ojon oil, and olive oil to nourish, strengthen, and increase shine.
“We are excited to offer U.S. consumers a natural-based solution that truly works and allows them to safely continue to style their hair without the dangers of formaldehyde,” said Steve Shubert, PRIME PRO U.S. managing partner.
In the U.S., formaldehyde, a chemical that assists in keratin smoothing hair treatments, is not yet banned. Although formaldehyde is highly regulated in the U.S. because of health hazards by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, all salons that use formaldehyde-based product on clients have to use safety equipment to lower the health risks associated with the carcinogenic gas that cause respiratory aggravation, chest pain, eye irritation, and headaches.
Bio Tanix’s professional products, also formaldehyde-free as well as aldehyde-free and cysteine-free use natural tannic acids extracted from black wattle trees to safely smooth any type of hair. The tannic acid is activated using PRIME PROS’ patented nanotechnology to give hair a new shape by blow drying or flat ironing.
To accelerate U.S. expansion of Bio Tanix in the U.S., PRIME PRO has launched an Indiegogo campaign by offering the restorative products at a generous value at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bring-secret-brazilian-hair-care-products-to-us-fashion-beauty#/.
I received a set of Bio Tanix’s professional products to review. I was sent the Restoring Shampoo, Restoring Hair Mask and Dual Restoring Oil. (Shown below.)
I absolutely love Bio Tanix products! The shampoo smells amazing and makes such a rich, foamy lather. It makes my hair feel beyond clean. Next, I use the hair mask, which I apply to my hair and leave in while I shave my legs. (About five minutes.) It rinses very clean and leaves my hair feeling like pure luxury.
After towel drying, I add a few drops of the restoring oil to the palms of my hands, rub them together and apply from roots to ends. My color- treated hair is left looking like completely healthy virgin hair! It shines and looks gorgeous. My split ends just seem to vanish. I have found my newest favorite hair care line!
Keratin treatment after-care products can also be purchased online at www.biotanixrestoring.com
It is a problem that I am all too familiar with. My phone screen is always covered in my foundation! It is kind of embarrassing when I hand somebody my phone to show them cute picture of something, and realize that they are squinting to see it because of my makeup smears!
Thankfully, I have discovered Oxygenetix Foundation. Finally, a smudge-proof makeup that won't smear my phone screen! I love it!
Oxygenetix provides maximum coverage while allowing skin to breathe, and is a favorite of models and actors everywhere as a perfect foundation to go from movie set to the grocery store, and has even been chosen as the choice foundation for NBC’s new hit comedy, Superstore.
Oxygenetix is the World's Most Breathable foundation thanks to the prime ingredient in all Oxygenetix products, which is this pro-healing patented Ceravitae™ Complex. This super charged oxygen peptide promotes the skins collagen cell production and connective tissue growth by attracting oxygen to the skin helping it to breathe keeping it strong and healthy.
Oxygenating Foundation's gives complete and natural coverage to even the most sensitive and compromised skin.
When applied independently or over Oxygenetix moisturizer, Oxygenetix foundation's acts as a virtual second-skin, allowing it to breath with no occlusive oils to interfere with the bodies natural healing process.
Breathable Second Skin:
Oxygenetix breathable makeup containing Ceravitae™ Complex stimulates skin cell production and helps the healing process following most procedures. Oxygenetix Foundation soothes, conceals and protects damaged skin thanks to skin-loving ingredients including: Aloe Vera Barbadensis gel-base, Grape Seed Extract, GreenTea, Salix Alba Extract and Glycerin.
These oxygen-enriched, natural components make it virtually a second skin... and that is exactly how it feels: Your Perfect Second Skin!
I received a bottle of Oxygenetix Foundation to review. The perfect shade for my skin is beige, and it truly makes my skin look flawless and airbrushed. It stays in place all day long, and then washes off perfectly with my favorite cleanser at night.
This amazing foundation gives me all of the coverage I need on my face, neck and chest. I love the highly pigmented formula that covers well, but also lets my skin feel like it can breathe. It simply does not rub off at all! Oxygenetix Foundation is my new favorite beauty essential!
For more information go to: http://www.oxygenetix.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
GLOW for a cause : A Quality Company That Gives Back for
Breast Cancer Awareness Month and All Year Round!
GLOW for a cause creator, Johanna Querry Smith, knew she wanted to create products that people would love but also a company that would give back to her community and charities that make a difference. One of the communities close to her heart is Cowgirls vs Cancer and in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month,GLOW for a cause is offering 25% off their site for the month of October!
GLOW for a cause is a beauty company unlike any other. What started out as a quest to create the purest and highest quality body care products and soy candles has evolved into a glowing movement. Founded by artist, teacher, and skincare productista, Johanna Querry Smith, GLOW for a cause is a passion project that makes both people and the world just a little more beautiful.
Cowgirls vs Cancer is a non-profit that provides retreat scholarships for women with breast cancer to experience healing with horses and yoga in Montana. With every purchase of a GLOW for a cause product, you can help those fighting breast cancer have an experience of a lifetime!
GLOW for a cause Products Include:
- Body Butter
- Soaking Salts
- Facial Creams
- Facial Clay Masks
- Facial Clay Scrubs
- Lip Balm
- Makeup Bag
Other Charities GLOW for a cause Gives Back to Includes:
- Boston Firefighter’s Burn Foundation
- The Red Sox Foundation
- MaxFund Animal Adoption Center
- The Gathering Place
- Berni’s Journey
The glow of her heart reflects in the quality of her products and her vision to give back. Treat yourself to some of the amazing products and remember the donation to charities like Cowgirls vs Cancer every time you use them!
If you would like to learn more information about GLOW for a cause visit http://www.glowforacause.com/.
For 25% off your purchase for Breast Cancer Awareness Month use the code “GLOWPINK” (good through October 31, 2016).
About GLOW for a cause
GLOW for a cause is a beauty company unlike any other. What started out as a quest to create the purest and highest quality body care products and soy candles has evolved into a glowing movement. Founded by artist, teacher, and skincare productista, Johanna Querry Smith, GLOW for a cause is a passion project that makes both people and the world just a little more beautiful. GLOW for a cause products are made from the finest and purest ingredients available. Every time you buy a GLOW for a cause product, you are not only pampering yourself, you are giving back 5% to our partner non-profit organizations. Now that’s beauty that GLOWS on the inside and out.
Probiotics taught us that bacteria is good for your health but it hasn't proven to be a long lasting solution to gut problems. A healthy gut needs more than probiotics. It needs dirt.
Dr. Zach Bush, a triple board certified physician with expertise in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Metabolism, Hospice and Palliative Care, has the facts on what probiotics actually are, what they can do for you and other solutions for your gut health instead.
. Have a positive "reset" effect on the gut
. Prevent bad bacteria from taking over
. Provide great short-term benefits, like after an antibiotic wipe out
Probiotics can also:
. Overwhelm the gut eco-system with one species of bacteria, creating a monoculture
. Build a temporary environment in your system on a daily basis because they can't colonize the human gut
. Cause you to feel worse if you forget or stop taking them
. Increase tight junction function, the velcro-like proteins that allow the body to absorb the nutrients it needs and block the toxins it doesn’t
. Produce a healthier, diverse ecosystem of bacteria
. Generate communication between your gut and its cells
Even if you eat a clean, non-GMO, gluten-free, and organic diet, you are still susceptible to air, water, and food contaminated with herbicides called glyphosate which you may have heard of. These herbicides can damage tight junctions which block toxins and lock in nutrients.
Nature has it's own antidote to glyphosate discovered in unspoiled, ancient soil 10 feet below the southwest desert. This soil is proven to increase tight junctions to promote a healthy internal firewall, which helps create a more resilient system by supporting gut health, respiratory wellness, balanced immune function, and enhanced mental clarity in the face of environmental factors.
Thankfully, there is a supplement that can help! It is called RESTORE. Our bodies need dirt, and RESTORE is full of it!
Made in the U.S.A., RESTORE is a plant-derived mineral supplement that creates a firewall against toxins entering the gut wall. Restore creates a biological environment for good gut bacteria to grow and flourish to improve good gut health.
I was sent a sample bottle of RESTORE to review. It could not have come to me at a better time. A little under two weeks ago, I was very sick with a UTI and I was also diagnosed with walking pneumonia (at the same time!) I was shocked. Needless to say, I was given two prescriptions for two strong antibiotics. The doctor warned me that I could expect to develop a yeast infection from taking these antibiotics. A few days after starting these drugs, my infections were clearing up, my my mouth and tongue got sore. I realized that I had developed thrush in my mouth. Yuck!
Thankfully, I remembered to take a teaspoon of Restore. I had almost forgotten that I received it, since I had been so sick. Honestly,my first taste of it kind of made me cringe, but then I got used to it and it wasn't that bad tasting at all. I started taking a teaspoon of it, 3 times each day. My thrush symptoms were gone by the next day, and I never developed a yeast infection.
After looking at the bottle and reading all of the health benefits that are available by taking RESTORE (including increased mental clarity and a better night's sleep among others) I am completely sold and I will definitely make it a priority to take this health enhancing supplement on a regular basis, especially when I am on antibiotics!
Enter to win! Three winners will be selected to receive an 8oz. bottle of RESTORE Mineral Probiotic Supplements. (ARV: $8ea.)
How? It's easy! Just enter to win using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!
RESTORE is available at GNC, DrugStore.com, thousands of health practitioners offices and soon be be at Walgreens and Organic Avenue.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Consider Switching to Coral LLC® Coral White Toothpaste
During National Dental Hygiene Month in October
Coral calcium helps fight cavities, protect tooth enamel, naturally
October is National Dental Hygiene Month, offering a reminder of the importance of maintaining good oral health. It’s also a good time to think about your toothpaste – specifically what’s in it and what’s not.
Consider switching to Coral LLC’s Coral White Toothpaste , formulated with ionic calcium gathered from EcoSafe™, above-sea coral.
In contrast to regular drugstore brands, Coral White’s addition of coral minerals not only helps to prevent cavities by raising the pH (alkalinity) of saliva; it also may assist in re-mineralizing tooth enamel, thanks to the unique whole food mineral complex provided by fossilized stony coral minerals.*
Additionally, Coral White adds hydrogen peroxide for its gentle whitening effect, as well as essential oils for a fresh feel and great taste, but keeps all of its toothpaste varieties free of fluoride, sodium lauryl sulfate and artificial flavors and colors, making them even safe for beginning brushers. The formulas are also now glycerin-free.
Coral White is now available in mint and tea tree flavors in six-ounce (MSRP: $6.95) and one-ounce (MSRP: $2.99) sizes. Coral Kids toothpaste, featuring Coral White’s safe and effective formula plus Xylitol, is available in a natural berry bubblegum flavor in a six-ounce size (MSRP: $6.95).
My entire family loves Coral White toothpaste. We use the fresh mint formula, and I trust it to keep my loved one's teeth as clean and healthy as can be, naturally.
Coral LLC, the leading brand of coral minerals, is the original coral calcium mineral company in the U.S., using only EcoSafe above-sea coral in its products. The company is located at 5576 Bighorn Drive, Carson City, NV.
Visit www.coralcalcium.com to purchase or locate a nearby retailer.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.