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I’d do anything for my grandmother. When my mom passed away when I was younger, she basically raised me. As I’ve watched her get older, I’ve become more and more concerned for her health. Now, as an adult, I make it a goal to see her once per week, which usually means we go out for lunch somewhere or she comes over to see my 3 very busy children. She’s weaker than she was, but she still has that spark in her eyes that shows she’s probably up to a little mischief even in her old age.
While eating at a chain restaurant recently, she excused herself to go to the restroom, so I waited alone in the booth. Time passed and I became worried. Before too long, I went in to check on her, and to my horror, she was on the ground in a puddle of water and in great pain. I yelled for help, and soon thereafter, a nice lady sitting nearby was there to do what she could to get my grandma off the ground and upright.
She had slipped on a wet, mopped floor, and for some inexplicable reason, no one thought it would be important to put a sign up to indicate that it might be dangerous and to use caution. The manager wasn’t any help either. He said, “Sometimes we put it up, I mean, usually.” He laughed it off and half apologized and sent us on our way. I was shocked by his behavior, especially since my grandmother would soon undergo surgery to repair her broken hip from the incident. It didn’t end there. She didn’t have the best insurance, so the bills stacked up a mile high. The elderly just don’t heal like us younger folks, so she would also undergo intensive physical therapy. It broke my heart to see her in such pain. I knew I had to do something more than just accept it as an accident. It didn’t have to happen. I was advised to seek out a personal injury attorney
That’s when I contacted Kinney, Fernandez, and Boire Law , who specialize in personal injury law. At first, I didn’t think I even had a case. To be honest, I’m not the type that really wants to go after anyone, let alone to seek money. However, the pain this caused me, my family, and more than anyone, my sweet grandmother, helped me to see that seeking legal help was my only choice to help cover the countless bills and trauma she had experienced.
Kinney, Fernandez, and Boire Law made it easy and took care of the case in a way that I could have never imagined. We felt like we were exclusive clients from the beginning. Not only did they help us seek a settlement that covered expenses, but they also gave us peace of mind and hope for the future. I wouldn’t wish this mess on anyone, but knowing that I had a team on my side that cared for me and my grandma at least made it all a little easier.
Where can I get the UGLIEST Christmas sweater? As funny as that sounds, that is a question asked by many at this time of the year. Have you ever been invited to an "Ugly Christmas Sweater" themed gala? It's where everyone tries to outdo each other to see who has the ugliest Christmas sweater. Go figure. But they are a lot of FUN!
Sure, you can go ahead at hit up the local thrift store, or your grandmother's closet. But the problem with that is the old moth ball smell. And who knows how clean those used Christmas sweaters really are? Yuck! I would rather get one that nobody has ever worn. (Armpit odor, anyone?) I mean, I know that MY grandmother didn't smell the best......
We all want to stay warm and fashionable during the holiday season. Nothing satisfies both than one TV Store Online's ugly Christmas sweaters. Made of 95% Polyester and 5% Spandex, our ugly holiday sweaters are made to last.
My favorite isThe Rolling Stones Classic Ugly Sweater. However, I must admit, I think it is more adorable than ugly. It is perfect to stand out at an ugly Christmas sweater party where people will probably have the same old store bought sweaters. (And ones that smell, no less!)
I am so excited to have one that is unique from TV Store Online! It is also great to find something from their page that fits my taste more and expresses my interest in music. They have so many different costumes and cool sweaters to choose from! It was actually really hard for me to pick one. Part of me wanted to pick something Nerdy/Geek, but instead, I chose what I consider Nerdy/Chic. Does that make any sense?
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When my children were little, I never had anything nice, especially jewelry, because I didn't want them breaking my necklaces or snagging my earrings. AND, I didn't know that beautiful, elegant, high quality, affordable jewelry even existed! Until now! Thanks to these amazing deals below, I can hint to my husband, OR I can buy some sparkly pieces for myself!
ZKS Design’s new Swarovski holiday jewelry collection is now available for more than 80% off this holiday season. The jewelry is made with solid gold and sterling silver and set with beautiful Swarovski Zirconia stones that shine with the quality and craftsmanship you expect from Swarovski’s rich tradition. The unmatched brilliance of Swarovski makes it the finest and most diamond-like zirconia available today.
ZKS DESIGNS’ SWAROVSKI ZIRCONIA HOLIDAY GIFTS
3 cttw Sterling Silver Round Pendant & Earring Set; $29.99, 90% off retail price of $309.99.
10k White Gold Round Stud Earrings (2 cttw); $49.00, 84% off retail price of $309.99. (solid gold, not an overlay)
2 cttwSterling Silver Round Dangle Lever Back Earrings; $17.99, 82% off retail price of $99.99.
1 cttw Sterling Silver 925 Round Framed Pendant; $17.99, 82% off retail price of $99.99.
Sterling Silver 7-Stone Journey Pendant; $22.99, 83% off retail price of $129.99
.40 cttw Sterling Silver Band Ring; $24.99, 83% off retail price of $139.99.
3 cttw Sterling Silver Princess Cut Pendant & Earrings Set; $32.99, 80% off retail price of $165.99
3 cttw Sterling Silver Round Pendant & Earring Set; $29.99, 90% off retail price of $309.99.
10k White Gold Round Stud Earrings (2 cttw); $49.00, 84% off retail price of $309.99. (solid gold, not an overlay)
10k Yellow Gold 4-Prong Princess-Cut Stud Earrings (1 cttw); $49.00, 80% off retail price of $245.00. (solid gold, not an overlay)
10k Yellow Gold 4-Prong 8mm Round Solitaire Pendant (2.00 cttw); $79.00, 80% off retail price of $395.00.
14k Yellow Gold 4-Prong Princess-Cut Solitaire Pendant- $79.00, 80% off retail price of $395.00.
14k Yellow Gold 4-Prong Solitaire Ring (1.00 cttw); $139.00, 80% off retail price of $695.00. (Available in Sizes 5 to 9, including ½ sizes)
All Sterling Silver products are hypo-allergenic and all gold is solid gold, not an overlay.
All sales include FREE USPS first class mail shipping. UPS or FED EX options are also available.
ABOUT ZKS DESIGN’S SWAROVSKI ZIRCONIA HOLIDAY COLLECTION
Made with Swarovski Zirconia: A premium collection of fine simulated diamond jewelry in an array of sought-after classic designs comprising of the finest and most diamond-like Zirconia available. Each piece in the collection is produced with the highest level of fine jewelry craftsmanship and adheres to strict quality standards. All stones are meticulously hand-set by a team of highly skilled diamond setters. After the stones are set, each piece is fully polished, cleaned and finished. Every single stone is marked with a microscopic laser engraving "Swarovski Zirconia" that is completely invisible to the naked eye.
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Don't panic! There are still several weeks left to find the perfect holiday gifts. And stocking stuffers? Yes! Here are a few of my favorite gift ideas for beauty lovers like myself! (And a sneak peek at what my daughters will be receiving in their stockings!)
Enjoy a spin on the traditional lump of coal this holiday season with the beauty essentials that everyone will love - whether they've been naughty or nice! Bioré Charcoal Products are the perfect stocking stuffers to pick up during your holiday shopping trips. The invigorating scents of peppermint pays homage to the holiday season while having a fun twist on giving them the gift of char-“coal” that also cleans and smooths skin.
- Bioré Charcoal Cleansing Micellar Water ($6.99)
- Bioré Charcoal Whipped Purifying Detox Mask ($6.49)
- Bioré Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar ($6.49)
- Bioré Self Heating One Minute Mask ($7.99)
- Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips ($6.49)
I love all of Bioré's Charcoal Products! My favorite new one is the Charcoal Cleansing Micellar Water. I absolutely love it, because there are times when I am camping, or that I don't have time for a shower. I simply soak a cotton ball or washcloth with this amazing cleanser, and wash my entire face with it. It safely and effectively removes every trace of makeup. My skin is left feeling refreshed and deeply cleansed!
Available at select food, drug and mass merchant stores
Give a practical present with winter-fighting products from Uncle Bud’s Natural Hemp:
Uncle Bud’s is a new hemp-healthy brand that specializes in skin care, personal care and pain relief products.
- Uncle Bud's Belize Seaweed Detoxifying Mask ($2.99): Detoxify and moisturize your skin with this creamy, agave-scented mask, formulated with seaweed and antioxidants that leave your complexion radiant, fresh and intensely hydrated.
- Uncle Bud's Hand & Foot Cream ($15.99): This powerful, fast-absorbing cream is specially formulated with moisturizing ingredients to help soothe and restore dry, flaky skin on hands and feet.
- Uncle Bud's Bodywash ($15.99): This coconut-scented formula is made with a blend of powerful antioxidant ingredients, cleansing, refreshing, and restoring skin to leave you with a hydrated and radiant complexion.
I recently had the chance to try out Uncle Bud's products, and I am IN LOVE! The detox mask is such a luxury! These colder temperatures have made my skin look so dry and unappealing! After one use of this highly moisturizing mask, my skin looks supple and radiant!
The hand and foot cream is wonderful, too, because my hands and feet were extremely dry as well, and now they feel soft and nicely hydrated.
Uncle Bud's Bodywash is one of the best bodywashes I have ever used because it turns into a rich, sudsy lather that is perfect for shaving my legs. And it smells like coconut! It is so luxurious!
Available at Walmart and GNC nationwide, select Big 5 locations, and Amazon.com.
Find your favorite scent with this LAVANILA trio of hand-crafted, roller-ball fragrances. Each exquisite scent infuses organic sugar cane alcohol with a beautiful blend of pure essential oils for a luxurious experience that is gentle on sensitive skin. Wear individually or layer for a signature scent. Set includes 3 x 5ml roller-ball fragrances $20 ($45 value)
- vanilla coconut Paradise Found: Creamy coconut, Tahitian tiare flower and Madagascar vanilla.
- pure vanilla The Perfect Vanilla: Warm Madagascar vanilla, sheer freesia and creamy tonka bean.
- vanilla grapefruit Sparkling Citrus: Juicy pink grapefruit, fresh lime, cedar wood and Madagascar vanilla.
I am a huge fan of Lavanila fragrances. They all smell so uplifting and delightful! I keep one of each fragrance on my car, purse and in my bathroom to freshen up whenever I feel the need to smell beautiful.
KORRES Hydrating Luxury Hand Cream Trio ($27.50; Value: $48.00, HSN and KorresUSA.com): Relieve dry hands with rich yet non-oily botanical extracts in a mix of floral and fruity scents to leave skin soft and supple.
- Bergamot Pear Hand Cream : There’s nothing quite like biting into a perfectly ripened, juicy pear. Carry that refreshing experience with you every day by lathering your skin with this beautifully scented, luxuriously hydrating cream.
- Guava Hand Cream : Invigorating blend of tropical fruits rich in a luxurious hand cream to deeply soften, smooth, and nourish the skin.
- Water Lily Hand Cream : A hand cream that deeply moisturizes and nourishes skin. Formulated with shea butter and natural vegetable oils, this luxurious cream is the perfect remedy for dry skin.
These lovely hand creams are the best! I keep one in each of my purses and in my care. The fragrances are intoxicating, and my skin is protected from the elements. My hands have never been so soft!
KORRES Greek Beauty Sleep ($24; Value: $51, Sephora and KorresUSA.com): Get glowing, bright skin by morning with this vitamin-rich Wild Rose duo.
- Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil : Filled with real rose petals and rich in fatty acids and vitamins A and C, this ultra-concentrated oil rejuvenates your skin, repairing the look of fine lines while improving the skin’s overall tone and texture.
- Wild Rose Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Facial : Wake up to a bright, revitalized complexion with this overnight facial that targets dull skin with Wild Rose Oil, vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, rosewater and hydrating Imperata Cylindrica Extract.
For youthful, radiant and flawless skin, Korres Greek Beauty Sleep products are the best! I use it all the time, and my skin looks forever young. This year, my daughter (who is 20 years old) asked me for a night cream for Christmas, and guess what she is getting in her stocking?) I know she will love this gift set!
I love discovering hair care lines that make my hair look and feel beautiful and healthy! I recently had the opportunity to review the new Miracle Elixir Collection by JOYCE GIRAUD.
Joyce Giraud - the former Miss Puerto Rico and star of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills—and her "Miracle Elixir" Collection of hair care products. Miracle Elixir launched last year on the EVINE home shopping channel and has since proven its sustainability with a strong and loyal customer base. Joyce Giraud created this line to provide women with the same plethora of miracle oils that she grew up using in Puerto Rico and sourced from around the world so they can look and feel their very best. The foundation of all Miracle Elixir products are the four oils of Buruti, Moringa, Argan and Maracuyá.
Each product in Joyce Giraud’s Miracle Elixir Collection contains 100% pure organic oils from Buriti, Maracuyá, Argan and Moringa. The line is free of sodium chloride, phosphate, paraben, sulfate and gluten, cruelty-free and made in the USA.
Pure4 Ultra-Nourishing Gold Hair Serum - Give your hair the gift of gold! This serum helps seal split ends, provides softness to your hair and helps prevent frizz. Suitable for all hair types who want a nourishing hair serum with Joyce's 4 oils; $29.50.
I love this amazing serum! I use it in my hair after I wash, condition and towel dry it. It makes my hair look radiant, beautiful and shiny. My ends look healthy, as if they have been freshly cut.
Miracle Pure 4 Oil Blend - Suitable for all parts of the body, this oil comprised of Maracuyá, Buriti, Moringa and Argan, boasts some of the world's best oils for your face and body. These organic oils will nourish and provide softness to your skin; $29 for 1 fl. oz.
Dry Oil Shine Mist - Looking for extra shine in your hair? Joyce's shine mist will add shine and protection from blow drying. It helps minimize frizz, smooths coarse hair, is infused with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and helps seal and protect hair color; $29.
2-Minute Miracle Hair Mask - Quench your thirsty tresses in 2 minutes! Joyce's mask is packed with nutrients to deeply hydrate and revitalize your hair. This rich blend of oils helps nourish and recover the appearance of your hair's shine and manageability. In as little as 2 minutes, this mask revitalizes your strands. It's formulated for all hair types with the most luxurious oils and zero harsh chemicals. This color safe formula keeps your strands looking vibrant, silky, soft, shiny and nourished; $29.
Miracle Elixir Moisture & Shine Shampoo - This tropical-scented shampoo is formulated to hydrate your scalp and hair. It gently cleanses, protects color and transforms your strands for everyday use. It also replenishes moisture and restores strength, leaving your hair healthy and shiny; $24.
This shampoo is my absolute favorite! It lathers up luxuriously and makes my hair feel squeaky clean! I love the coconut fragrance, too. My hair always smells so fresh afterwards.
Miracle Elixir Nourishing Conditioner - This conditioner restores moisture, detangles knots and provides shine for all hair types. It hydrates, revitalizes, nourishes dry, and protects hair from frizz; $24.
This conditioner is the best! After shampooing, I apply it from roots to ends, and I leave it in while I shave my legs. After rinsing, my hair is so soft and looks beautiful and healthy. It smells like coconut, too!
Leave-in Miracle- Joyce's leave-in miracle treatment leaves your hair silky and shiny while protecting it from breakage and damage while still using Joyce's Pure4 oils. It helps replenish moisture, softens and smooths hair, helps with tangles and split ends and helps tame frizz; $33.
Ultimate Hair Strength Supplements - With an incredible re-order rate of 64% by the thousands of customers who have purchased Miracle Elixir’s Ultimate Hair Strength Supplements, the product’s feasibility speaks for itself. Priced at $120 for 90 days of supplements, these hair supplements have provided both women and men with healthier hair, nails and skin; $50 for 30 day supply.
ABOUT JOYCE GIRAUD:
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Joyce Giraud was brought up by a single mother, providing her from an early age with the appreciation and understanding of female empowerment and what it truly means to be a role model. At the young age of 16, Joyce was discovered at her job in a fast food restaurant by a photographer. Shortly thereafter, she starred in numerous campaigns, commercials and magazine covers. Realizing her passion for the spotlight was more than just a fleeting desire, Joyce decided to enter numerous competitions. After being crowned Miss Puerto Rico and placing as the second runner-up in the Miss Universe Pageant, Joyce went on to pursue a career in entertainment and has since worked on countless television shows, films and reality shows as both an actress and a producer. Throughout her travels, Joyce made it her passion to hunt for the best and most unique products pertaining to beauty. It was in these exotic destinations that Joyce discovered the amazing remedies of organic miracle oils.
I love learning about breakthrough skin care miracles that really work! Since I am getting older, I find myself getting obsessed with anti-aging products. I was excited to learn about Bratoxinsta Wrinkle Serum and to get the chance to try it out.
When it comes to banishing wrinkles and crow’s feet, an immediate result is where it’s at. Gone are the days of waiting 8 to 12 weeks for improvement. People want noticeable wrinkle fading within minutes. They want to feel it working and look in the mirror as the change is happening. Brazilian Skin’s line of creams and serums delivers exactly that. It combines science and ingredients from the Amazon rainforest to deliver dermatologist-approved topical age reversal with effects similar to Botulinum Toxin, aka…Botox.® Wrinkles are gone within minutes without needles. Brazilian Skin offers a type Botox result without the appointments, expense and needles. Dr. Vishal Kapoor, a Beverly Hills, CA Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Medical Advisor to Brazilian Skin explains how this skincare line really delivers results quickly.
Bratoxinsta® The 60 Second Smoother of Lines and Wrinkles
Within 60 seconds of application, the state-of-the-art minerals and antioxidants found in this serum gets to work fast to plump up skin, tighten and smooth out wrinkles. With clinically dosed concentrations of purified and refined clay, Peptides, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Perilla Frutescens (Chinese Extract), Acai Palm Tree Extract, Chinese Basil Plant’s Rosmarinic Acid, known for its ability to plump up tired skin; Bratoxinsta offers the immediate gratification that the countless other creams and serums are missing.
“Women are always telling me that they spend money on creams and serums that do nothing. They play the waiting game and get frustrated as they throw away another cream or serum. With Bratoxinsta, there’s no waiting. You’re getting the highest amounts of these key ingredients possible and when working in concert with one another results are instantaneous,” explains Dr. Kapoor.
The powerful combination of stem-cell, antioxidants from Açai and peptides help to improve long-term appearance of wrinkles and will address sun damage and other issues with skin texture and tone. Some of Bratoxinsta's ingredients will help to tighten the skin on the surface, helping to smooth fine expression lines and blur the appearance of wrinkles. Once applied, the powerful active ingredients will start working on getting your skin smoother, tighter, and more youthful-looking with every use.
Simply dispense a small amount on your fingertip and gently feather it over any wrinkles and expressions lines. Apply to a clean face, allow 60 seconds for effects to begin before applying makeup. “A little goes a very long way with Bratoxinsta. One or two drops on the fingertip will do it. You can actually watch it working in the mirror. This is what sets it aside from other creams touting themselves as ‘Botox in a Bottle,’” says Dr. Kapoor.
Main Ingredients… A Deeper Look
Magnesium Aluminum is a naturally occurring mineral created purified and refined clay, that tightens and smooths the appearance of under-eye puffiness, sagging, and fine lines.
Peptide Complex works to smooth away the look of wrinkles and expression marks.
Stem Cell Complex (Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Perilla Frutescens (Chinese Extract). Native to the Amazon Rainforest, the Acai Palm Tree is renowned its ability to thrive in harsh conditions. The Chinese Basil Plant is rich in Rosmarinic Acid, which is known for its ability to plump up tired skin. These 3 antioxidants help to defend against oxidative stress by effectively disarming radicals.
“Stem cells slow down aging by defending skin against stress and serving as an internal repair system. Stem cells divide without limit allowing them to replenish other cells or migrate to damaged areas to repair tissue,” explains Dr. Kapoor.
Chondrus Crispus (Seaweed) Extract Also known as Irish Sea Moss, Chondrus Crispus contains a hydrating, nutrient-rich blend of vitamins and trace minerals such as sulfur, iodine, magnesium, and selenium.
The Bratoxinsta formula also contains stem cells from the Acai Palm Tree, Basil Plant, and White Oak Plant. In addition, 6 bioactive peptides help smooth the appearance of existing fine lines and wrinkles by supporting the proteins that weaken with age. These active ingredients work synergistically with the peptides to deliver vital phytonutrients and antioxidants.
What is the recommended age group for Bratoxinsta?
Bratoxinsta is suitable for all age groups. For more mature skin, its innovative formula can help reduce the existing signs of visible aging immediately, while for younger skin, it can help prevent and delay the onset of fine lines and wrinkles. “Women will see significant and rapid improvement to fine lines, wrinkles and sagging. A woman in her 20’s and 30’s will be able to take a preventative approach to their skin care by maintaining tautness and wrinkle free texture longer,” says Dr. Kapoor.
Does it work?
I apply Bratoxinsta to the areas of my face where I see the wrinkles that I want to treat. Thankfully, I don't have that many! I apply a few drops around my lips and on my laugh lines. I dot a little onto my forehead as well. I love the tightening sensation that I feel as the product starts working to tighten my skin. In the day time, I use it before I apply my day creams/serums, and then follow with my foundation. I also use Bratoxinsta at night. I use it at night so that it can be working its wonders on my skin while I sleep. It works very well. My skin definitely looks years younger.
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About Dr. Vishal Kapoor, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Medical Advisor to Brazilian Skin
Dr. Vishal Kapoor is a Southern California native who received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, where he graduated with the highest honor, Alpha Omega Alpha, putting him in the top 10% of his class. He then went on to complete a rigorous six-year residency in the prestigious combined General and Plastic Surgery Program at The University of Washington in Seattle, one of the nation’s finest programs in Plastic Surgery. Given his desire to further hone his skills in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kapoor opted to pursue additional training. His practice is based in Beverly Hills, California
You can purchase Bratoxinsta here: https://brazilianskin.com/collections/all-product/products/bratoxinsta
You’ve heard it said that a mother’s work is never done, and how true that is! Even in this day of equality, moms are busier than ever, especially when holding down a full-time job while taking care of a family. That is not to say that dads don’t have their hands full as well, but this is about moms and how their day never seems to end.
How many days have you ‘almost’ made it through until 3 o’clock rolls around and all of a sudden that extra boost of energy you experienced during lunch seems to drain away, leaving you more exhausted than you were before? Well, take heart because there are some tips to help you revitalize long enough to make it through dinner and the bedtime ritual your kids have come to expect.
1. Get up and Get Moving!
If you have an office job, probably the worst thing you can do is to sit there without moving. Even if you have tasks at hand that prevent you from moving about the office, take a restroom break to get you up and walking if at all possible. Walk as quickly as you can to get the blood circulating and take a few very deep breaths. Oxidizing all those cells in your body will bring a bit of energy you were lacking, so do make this a ritual every time you feel your energy waning.
2. OTC Supplements with a “Stimulant Effect”
Here is where you need to be a bit careful. Sometimes those energizing supplements can be as dangerous as prescription drugs, so take the time to do your homework. One of the more popular supplements on the market is Kratom capsules, which you can simply swallow with a glass of water. Check out the information on https://thekratomconnection.com/kratom-capsules/ to learn how much you should take.
3. Vitamin B12 Is Highly Recommended
Also, you can find energy drinks made from all natural ingredients with the main active ingredient being vitamin B12. However, it is known that all the B vitamins work better in a complex together, so remember to check whether any other B vitamins are in the drink. Also, you will want to stay away from those energy drinks with high amounts of caffeine or sugar. While you may get an instant rush of energy, the resulting crash and burn will make you more tired than you are now – if you can even imagine that.
As a final note, although Kratom from the Maeng Da genus is closely related to coffee, the active constituent of this natural product doesn’t affect the body in the same way as caffeine does. You will also want to carefully monitor the amount you take because a smaller dosage gives you that burst of energy and a sense of wellbeing, but a larger dose may not be appropriate. In any case, you are always advised to talk to your doctor before trying any new supplements. Some people don’t tolerate new products well, so you will want to know if this is right for you. With that in mind, remember that you should never do anything in excess. As the old saying goes, enough is enough.
Hurry! Time is Running out! Now through November 19th you can enter Culturelle® Baby's Instagram giveaway! It's important to celebrate every #NewParentWin—that's why Culturelle® is giving away a prize box with over $80 worth of Culturelle® Baby Probiotics and fun baby prizes.
So go ahead a post a photo of your precious little one smiling, sleeping, or trying a new food, and be sure to tag @CulturelleProbiotics and use the tags #NewParentWin and #giveawayentry. Good luck!
Just for fun, here is my sweet grand daughter, Reylin! Should I enter her in the contest? What do you think?
If acne breakouts are still pestering you even though it's been years since you had to cram for a mid-term or final, you're not alone. According to the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology 54% of women 25 and older experience adult acne.
One powerful natural ingredient that hasn't been widely promoted to treat this annoying issue is black cumin seed oil, which is the main ingredient in Zaman Skincare's new Sleeping Beauty Serum.
Completely different from the cumin you cook with, this cumin comes from a plant called Nigella sativa. An antibacterial beast, black cumin seed oil helps eradicate acne since it's bacteria that exacerbates pimples in the first place. It's also rich in anti-inflammatory properties and contains high amounts of thymoquinone, which helps heal acne and acne lesions.
Why else is black cumin seed oil an amazing pimple popping preventer? It's one of the richest oils on earth comprised of over 100 valuable chemicals elements, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals including the nutritional powerhouse Zinc.
Remember, the skin is the last organ in the body to receive any nutrients we take internally, so its important to supplement topically with skincare. Many practitioners suggest taking a Zinc supplement if you’re acne-prone, so black cumin seed oil is a great way to also treat your skin topically.
Zaman Sleeping Beauty Serum is a blend of Cumin Seed and Organic Vitamin C. While the Black Cumin Seed acts as an anti-inflammatory to prevent and heal acne, the Vitamin C helps reduce the appearance of pores and wrinkles, while visibly improving the signs of premature aging, including fine lines, uneven texture, age spots, dryness, and dullness.
I was given the chance to review Zaman Sleeping Beauty Serum and I am completely in awe of it. (I don't tend to break out much, except around my time of the month.) Regardless, I wanted to try this beauty serum due to the fact that I love products that are designed to use while I am asleep. I first tried this product about two weeks ago, after cleansing my face at night. After I applied it, (to my face and neck) it appeared to be very greasy! I was worried for a moment, but my worries quickly subsided after about ten minutes when the serum completely absorbed into my skin. It was not the least bit oily or greasy.
I was amazed at how nicely hydrated my skin felt. I did not even feel the need to apply any additional nightly moisturizing cream. My skin rarely feels this soft with the use of only one product. I awoke to perfectly supple skin that looked very well rested and extremely healthy.
Along with Zaman Sleeping Beauty Serum, I was given the opportunity to try out Zaman Skincare's Rise & Shine Serum. I use this serum on my face and neck after cleansing in the morning, before applying my usual makeup. I was immediately in love with this amazing formula. It creates the most perfect primer for my foundation! The serum absorbs completely into my skin, and I am able to feel a very nice tightening effect. It also supplies my skin with the daily dose of moisture it needs without a hint of oil or grease.
I am not kidding, my skin looks so much younger after using this serum for a couple of weeks now. I really cannot even see any wrinkles or lines on my face.
Rise & Shine Moisturizing Serum is a highly effective formula that noticeably penetrates the deep layer of the dermis, to effectively repair damaged skin while visibly enhancing collagen and promoting elastin production. This scientific formula is geared towards helping tighten and smooth fine lines, wrinkles while delivering radiant moisturized skin.
Available for $80 on Zamanskincare.com, Amazon.com and Ahalife.com.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
One of the very best skin care companies I have ever experienced is Rodan+ Fields. I love every single one of their products that I have tried. I was very excited to find out that Rodan + Fields came out with a new product. Their new Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid is truly amazing!
I wear foundation every day no matter what, and when I learned that Rodan + Fields launched their Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid, I couldn't wait to get the chance to try it for myself.
"Introducing our new, groundbreaking tinted Glow Guard, Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid Broad Spectrum SPF 30. Formulated with dermatology-inspired skincare ingredients to deliver a radiant, healthy-looking complexion in six flexible shades. Use as the last step of your skincare routine to protect and perfect the glowing skin you’ve earned.
Why do we call Radiant Defense a Glow Guard? Its unique and proprietary RD3 Complex protects your skin. It helps neutralize the harmful effects of environmental aggressors, repair skin’s natural moisture barrier and protect it from sun damage caused by UVA and UVB rays. Trust your skin to the doctors who’ve gotten it from the get glow."
I love how you have the option to select your matching shade by uploading a photo of yourself to virtually try on different shades of Radiant Defense to find your best match. From their six available shades, I discovered my perfect skin tone match, which is the Sand shade.
From the moment I first applied Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid to my skin, I could tell that it was going to become my new favorite foundation.
After cleansing in the morning, I apply my Perfecting Liquid to my entire face, neck and upper chest area, and blend it gently with my fingertips. (You can also, apply it with your foundation brush or sponge.) I love the light, non-greasy formula that is so easy to blend.
It leaves a beautiful, radiant finish that never looks shiny or oily. It enhances my skin, and gives me a youthful, healthy glow. It looks and feels like a second skin, and yet does not look like I have makeup on my face. It covers all of my imperfections and makes my complexion look flawless. I am thrilled that it contains SPF 30, because I do not need to wear a separate sunscreen product, and my skin in protected and ready to go.
Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid leaves my skin in better condition than ever. I have never before used a foundation that can make those claims!
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*Product received. All opinions are my own.