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SAVED BY THE BELL: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION
Relive the laughter, lessons and love with Zack and his friends in this 16-disc collector's set, featuring every episode from'Good Morning, Miss Bliss' to 'The College Years', and it's available today for pre-order, at Amazon.com
Missing your favorite pals from Bayside High? It's alright, 'cause you'reSAVED BY THE BELL! On October 2nd, 2018, Shout! Factory invites TV aficionados to a very special class reunion with the 16-disc collector's release of Saved by the Bell: The Complete Collection, a "Max-ed" out, completist's DVD set of the iconic and addictive '90s Saturday morning sitcom.
Set in the fictional town of Palisades, California and in the hallways of Bayside High, the breezy adventures of Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) and his friends -- Kelly Kapowski (Tiffani-Amber Thiessen), A.C. Slater (Mario Lopez), Jessie Myrtle Spano (Elizabeth Berkley), Lisa Turtle (Lark Voorhies), and Samuel "Screech" Powers (Dustin Diamond) -- were a cultural touchstone for a generation of teens, changing teen programming forever and launching the careers of its break-out stars. Now, home audiences can relive the laughter, lessons, and love all over again with this loaded set containing more than 46 incredible hours of Bayside bliss, including every episode from 1988's "Good Morning, Miss Bliss" which became "Saved By the Bell: The Junior High Years" and the fan-favorite "Saved by the Bell" to "Saved By the Bell: The College Years" and the two feature-length TV movies that followed. The TV DVD archivists at Shout! Factory are hard at work on exclusive bonus features, and they will be announced at a future date.
From 1989 to 1993, for a generation of TV viewers, "Saved by the Bell" was the show that perfectly echoed their lives in middle school and high school. Originally titled "Good Morning, Miss Bliss" with Hayley Mills in the title role, the first thirteen episodes of the series featured Zack, Screech, Lisa and Mr. Belding, and was based at John F. Kennedy Junior High in Indianapolis. Following its cancellation, NBC retooled the show as "Saved by the Bell" and the rest is history...and math, and science, and... And, across 86 glorious episodes, audiences followed the memorable experiences and adventures of Zack and the gang. And, following graduation, Zack, Kelly, Slater and Screech enrolled at California University where the successful franchise could matriculate with the prime-time sitcom, "Saved by the Bell: The College Years". The series finally wrapped with two feature-length, prime time TV movies, "Hawaiian Style", which brought the Bayside bunch to the Big Island for a wacky Waikiki adventure and "Wedding in Las Vegas", which saw the on-again, off-again lovebirds Zack and Kelly make their relationship official on a day the gang will never forget.
From JFK Junior High to Cal U, Miss Bliss to Mr. Belding, Malibu Sands to Hawaii, and dance contests to "dearly beloved", the Saved by the Bell megaset immortalizes a landmark teen TV show that still resonates with its die-hard fans around the world. Fans, friends, jocks, and nerds --ask not for whom The Bell tolls ... it tolls for thee!
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory's entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California.
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Luxurious, moisturized, and shimmering skin brought to you at a drugstore price and easy access with Amazon prime! Jergens has always been known for helping women achieve their most healthy-looking, hydrated skin. Now, the brand is launching an exciting NEW full body beautifying collection – Brilliance.
NEW Jergens Brilliances includes TWO unique formulas:
Get ready for love-at-first-sight skin. Richly nourished, refined, flawless-looking skin. This velvety lotion with shea butter and sheer blush pigments instantly smoothes skin while noticeably balancing tone in as few as 5 days. With Pure Shea Butter & Advanced Skin Perfectors.
- A blurring and perfecting lotion that improves tone and softens imperfections for more flawless looking skin
- It also evens out your hue without adding color and provides nourishing hydration.
Prepare to see your skin in a whole new light. Nourished, luminous, lively skin, with just a kiss of shimmer. This silky lotion with pure minerals and freshwater pearl powder transforms everyday skin to standout skin before your very eyes. With Enriching Hydrators & Light-Reflecting Minerals.
Jergens has always been my preferred brand of body lotion. I have trusted Jergens all of my life. It is the brand I choose when I am shopping for a good body moisturizer. I love the way it hydrates my skin, I love the way it feels on my skin. It is the perfect consistency. It absorbs perfectly, and does not leave my skin feeling oily.
I am head over heels in love with these Brilliance formulas! Wow! I use the Flawless Effects as my daily body moisturizer. I was getting pretty pale, but I am not at the point where I need to use a sunless tanning product, and so Flawless Effects just evens out my skin tone and makes my skin look healthy with a bit of a glow. I love how it blurs my freckles and makes my skin look pretty.
I also love the Illuminating formula for a lovely glow that is perfect for date night. I can't wait until the next time I have a really nice tan, because this moisturizer would really make my skin look radiant. In fact, I think I am ready to book a flight to Hawaii. Doesn't that sound wonderful? For now, I am enjoying the compliments I am receiving from total strangers about how lovely my skin looks. Thank you, Jergens!
Price: $11.99 each
Availability: Exclusively on Amazon in October 2018
With summer behind us and cooler weather on the way, Softsoap invites you to fall in love with hydrating and relaxing hand soaps from Softsoap.
Fall is the perfect time to rejuvenate and refresh your beauty routine with Hydra Bliss. Evoke a relaxing spa experience with a hydrating formula that helps retain your skin’s natural moisture to leave your hands feeling soft and smooth. Sweater Weather never felt so indulgent!
Softsoap's Hydra Bliss Hydrating Hand Soap is available in the following fragrances:
- Cucumber Water & Mint
- Coconut Water & Blueberry
Softsoap is the number-one brand of hand soap and body wash used by my family. I always get excited when Softsoap comes up with a new product! I love the new Hydra Bliss Hydrating Hand Soaps.The fragrances are invigorating, the lather is luxurious and the moisturizing formula is heavenly. The dispenser bottles are also quite attractive in my kitchen and bathrooms. Softsoap never disappoints!
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*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Fall is here, and the weather can get pretty unpredictable. It can be sunny one minute and rainy the next! This craziness can really wreak havoc on my hair. That is why I always make sure that I am stocked up on my two very favorite hair styling products from Oscar Blandi.
On rainy days, or when there is a lot of moisture in the air, my hair gets really frizzy. On those days, I apply Oscar Blandi Polish Glossing Crème.
Polish Glossing Crème
This versatile styling crème delivers weightless shine to all hair types as it tames frizz and smooths flyaways. It also prevents cuticle damage from heat styling leaving hair with a natural luster.
Suggested usage: Prep damp strands with Polish Glossing Creme. Blow-dry with a round brush to enhance smooth texture and tame frizz. You can also apply to dry styled or natural hair when on-the-go!
I usually use it when my hair looks frizzy. I add a small amount of this miracle cream to the palms of my hands, rub them together, flip my hair upside down, and apply it throughout my hair. Then, I brush my hair, and it looks smooth and frizz-free all day. The texture is light, so it does not weigh my hair down. I love how it makes my hair look beautiful and shiny!
Pronto Invisible Dry Shampoo
There are days when my hair just will not cooperate, and it looks oily, flat and dull. I despise bad hair days! Thankfully, Oscar Blandi's amazing Pronto Invisible Dry Shampoo saves the day!
Clear the hair, absorb oil, remove product build-up and boost volume without water or a trace of white residue! The formula sprays clear, making it undetectable in any color hair. (Perfect for my dark roots!)
Suggested usage: Shake well. Hold can 6-8" away from head, spray onto dry roots. Allow to dry, then massage hair the same way as when you shampoo with water. Brush through to distribute. If nozzle clogs, rinse with warm water.
This dry shampoo has been such a lifesaver for me. I use it several times during the week, especially when I haven't had time to wash my hair. I love it because I simply spray it all over in my hair, and just rub it in. It never shows the annoying white residue like other dry shampoos do. My hair is left with amazing volume and freshness. Additional bonus: I love taking it with me camping, because it always gets the campfire smoke smell out of my hair, and makes my hair feel clean when I can't wash it.
Summer may be over, but the bugs are still around! I love to be outside on these lovely fall evenings, but I absolutely hate bugs! Especially mosquitoes!
Mosquito bites are not only itchy and annoying they’re ugly and potentially dangerous to your health. No one wants to be covered in bit red welts from bug bites. And, recently a mosquito bite was linked to causing brain swelling and seizures in a 6-year-old boy in North Carolina, plus there are the ongoing concerns of West Nile Virus and Zika. Very scary!
Many people worry about using insect repellents with DEET because of the possible skin reactions, health risks and because it can melt outdoor gear made from certain plastics. But if you don’t want to spend your time outside swatting at bugs, not wearing repellent is not an option.
PROVEN Repellents is introducing a new lightly scented or unscented spray and lotion that will repel mosquitoes, ticks, flies, and other pests for 12-14 hours. The active ingredient in PROVEN, Saltidin, is recommended by the World Health Organization, and it is safe to use, even for women who are pregnant or nursing, without worry about health risks or toxic pesticides.
I was very happy to have found PROVEN bug repellent just in time for my son's outdoor school, which will be coming up shortly. I was worried about him getting bitten by mosquitoes, and now I can rest at ease, knowing that PROVEN will keep the darn bugs away from him, and he won't be exposed to harmful chemicals. I also like how this formula doesn't have a powerful, overwhelming strong fragrance. It is lightly scented, and smells fresh.
For more information, go to: https://provenrepellent.com/
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Endorsed by the Department of Effective Parenting and the Society for Creative Solutions, this collection of Very Official Forms offers a delightfully original way to help kids communicate their deepest feelings, desires, and secrets.
It’s hard to apologize. It’s hard to say thank you. Sometimes it’s even hard to invite someone over for a birthday party. Sign Here is a cleverly designed, slyly bureaucratic collection of “forms” makes dealing with these childhood issues a great deal less awkward and a whole lot more fun.
Issued in impressively official script and language by the Department of Regret, Remorse, and Reconciliation, the Union of Childhood Revenue, the Ministry of Dreams, and other indispensable offices, these forms help kids say some of the hard stuff: “I’ve eaten the last piece of...,” “You’re the best sister in the world,” “Thank you for buying me stuff I need,” “Thank you for buying me stuff I don’t need.” And, because it’s important to record even your most private feelings, there are forms to verify that one’s parents are, indeed, aliens; that the surprise birthday gift was not actually a surprise; that you had a really scary dream; and other conundrums not easily expressed in person.
Highly adaptable to meet the needs and desires of any boy or girl, these forms can be endlessly photocopied—and of course filed away by parents and grandparents for future reminiscences and chuckles. This book is the perfect gift for children ages 6-10, but I think teenagers would love it too!
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GABRIELLE DJANOGLY is a milliner and writer of children’s books. ADÈLE MILDRED is an illustrator, designer and milliner.
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Halloween is coming! It is one of my favorite holidays! Even as an adult, and I still get excited every year about picking out my costume.
This year I discovered TV Store Online. I had no idea that they sold Halloween costumes! In fact, TV Store Online is one of the largest online retailers today of Halloween costumes.Their costumes have been featured on The Today Show, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Good Morning America, and the Ellen Show, so you know they’re something special. These brands are also a national partner of charity organizations such as Toys for Toys, Arthritis.org, and the Smithsonian Zoo. That is pretty great!
It was so much fun looking through all of the fun costume choices. I chose an adorable Minnie Mouse costume. (Pictured below.)
I am so excited about this! It comes in two pieces, first a bodysuit, then a cute red skirt that looks just like Minnie Mouse’s! The whole thing in its entirety, is made from the highest quality material. I can tell by looking at it that it is made very well, and will last a long time. It is not one of those cheaply made Halloween costumes that will fall apart after one or two wears. Being 95% polyester and 5% spandex, it is super cozy and nice and simple. I cannot wait to wear this at school! (I am a second grade teacher, by the way!) The great thing about this adorable costume is, you can wear it either with leggings or without, and it is still very cute!
Here's a picture of the costume as it appears on the website:
I am completely in love with TV Store Online. It makes Halloween costume shopping feel so much easier with their great ideas and wide variety of genres. They have great customer service and ship really fast. If you’re looking for something unique that is great material and super cool looking, go check out TV Store Online! You will not be disappointed!
Find your perfect costume at: https://www.tvstoreonline.com/
VERY SUPRISING USES FOR BOTOX THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH FOREHEAD WRINKLES
When most people think of Botox the first thing that usually comes to mind is wrinkle reduction. Indeed, Botox is the world’s most popular treatment for eradicating wrinkles and fine lines. The toxin is specifically FDA approved for treating frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) and lines around the eyes (crow’s feet). In addition to being the gold standard for wrinkle reduction, Botox can also be used to treat a variety of issues, both cosmetic and non-cosmetic.
Dr. Stanley Poulos is a San Francisco area board certified plastic surgeon. He provides a list of conditions that Botox has been used to treat.
Botox can curb oil production, reducing breakouts. "To totally treat acne, you'd need to use doses of Botox so large they'd prevent you from constricting your facial muscles," says Dr. Poulos. "But tiny amounts of Botox injected very superficially help reduce oil production, and you can still have facial expressions." Though he'd recommend it for almost any patient struggling with acne, Poulos would likely advise trying another dermatologist-prescribed treatment, like spironolactone or birth control pills, first. And though it can technically be used to quell oil production anywhere on the face, he cautions against using it all over because of potential effects on muscular activity (a.k.a. frozen face). The most effective and common area for using Botox to curb oil production, he says, is the forehead.
Gummy smile (not FDA approved)
A "gummy" smile, one that's characterized by a smile that shows too much of the gums, usually results from "excessive lip elevation" when the upper lip rises too far above the upper teeth when smiling. Injecting Botox into the upper lip weakens the upper lip's retractor muscles so that it won't raise as high and your smile will seem better-balanced. It can be done in about five minutes. Usually lasts for four to six months. Costs range from $200-$300. Dr. Poulos says, "This technique is not for the novice Botox injector. Too much, and your lip won’t raise enough, too little and you will need more, or if injected asymmetrically, you might have a funny asymmetrical smile."
Overactive bladder problems affect up to 20% of women over 40. For severe cases where medications do not provide complete relief, Botox injections into the bladder wall may provide relief lasting about 6 months.
Psoriasis Psoriasis is uncomfortable, itchy, and not exactly easy on the eyes. Luckily, this flaky skin condition could be a thing of the past thanks to Botox. Though psoriasis is technically incurable, Botox minimizes the activity of inflammatory cells that bring on outbreaks.
For those who suffer from excessive sweating, however, summer isn’t always the sunniest time of the year. Thankfully, Botox could be a saving grace for those attempting to manage this condition, which is officially known as axillary hyperhidrosis. Studies show that just a handful of injections can reduce underarm sweat for up to TWO years. Um, where do we sign up?
The benefits of Botox® may be more than skin deep; two recent studies suggest that it may help alleviate the symptoms of depression. In a study published in the May 2014 issue of the Journal of Psychiatric Research, more than half of participants who had moderate-to-severe depression showed a substantial improvement in depressive symptoms following one injection of Botox® between the brows. This improvement lasts longer than the cosmetic effects, suggesting that the effect may be more than just feeling better about your appearance. Botox® is not approved to treat depression.
Injections of Botox® were used to control involuntary muscle tension and spasms long before it became the go-to wrinkle buster. Dr. Poulos says that, “these neurotoxin injections may weaken the chewing muscles enough to reduce bruxism (teeth grinding) without affecting your ability to chew, talk and smile. Results last about four months. Botox® is not yet approved to treat bruxism.”
Botox® is approved by the FDA to treat chronic migraine headaches in adults who have 15 or more headache-days a month, each lasting four hours or more. Studies that led to this indication show that BOTOX®® prevents up to nine headache-days a month (vs seven for dummy injections). Other research hints that the neurotoxin may also help with low cerebrospinal fluid headaches and cluster or "suicide" headaches.
Much like lines form over time, your brow may also drop or droop. Botox cosmetic treatments can also be used to improve the appearance of the brow. Dr. Poulos explains that, “weakening muscles that pull the lateral brow down while selectively leaving the brow elevators intact can give a subtle lift and gives the brow more stability. Lifting the brows in this way leaves you with a less tired and younger, fresher appearance.”
Jaw Reduction (off label use)
Botox can be used to perform jaw reduction (commonly called jaw line softening). Injecting Botox into the masseter muscle (the primary muscle used in chewing actions) reduces its overall size; transforming an overly square and masculine appearing jawline into a more feminine oval or heart shape.
About Dr. Stanley Poulos
Dr. Poulos is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Co-Founder with Yngvar Hvistendahl, M.D of Plastic Surgery Specialists recognized as one of the premier aesthetic surgery clinics in Northern California.
Dr. Poulos helped pioneer the quick lift facial rejuvenation surgery in California and has extensive experience in body contour procedures. With over 30-years’ experience in aesthetic procedures, Dr. Poulos has been on the forefront of innovative procedures such as the quick-lift facial rejuvenation, mommy makeover, and vaser lipo-contouring. Dr. Poulos combines his consistent knowledge of new treatment options with his mastery of facial and body symmetry.
His recent focus has been on the gastric balloon, a groundbreaking, non-surgical, medically assisted, outpatient procedure offering weight loss to those seeking to lose between 30 and 75 pounds who may be ineligible for the more invasive gastric bypass surgery. This exciting new procedure allows patients to achieve optimal health and, when combined with exercise and proper nutrition, the results have been exceptional.
A graduate of the University of Texas Medical School, Dr. Poulos completed his internship and residency at UC San Francisco. He completedsurgery and plastic surgery training in San Francisco prior to entering private practice in Marin County where he co-founded PSS (www.psspecialists.com )
I’m always looking for ways to make my breastfeeding and pumping go further. I want to create as much of a stockpile as I can to make sure my baby always has food while I’m at work and make it as convenient to prepare as possible.
I came across the Fairhaven Health website and wish I’d found it sooner! They have so many great products from fertility all the way to breastfeeding/Women’s products. It’s a treasure trove of products that make the soon to be mom or new mom’s life easier. These are the products that you might not put on your registry, but trust me you will definitely use more than that wipe warmer (mom tip: you probably won’t use the wipe warmer)!
Since I’m a new momma, I decided to try some of their breastfeeding products. First off was the Milkies brand Milk Saver. This product simple goes inside your bra to collect all of the milk that might otherwise soak into nursing pads or, unfortunately, your T-shirt! This product is perfect for that engorged stage shortly after giving birth. I remember sleeping on a towel and wanting it to be over as soon as possible!
In the beginning when you’re trying to get regulated with all of that, it can be hard to control leaking and also hard to maintain a good supply for baby. This product is so easy to use and is a great way to save what might be lost for your little one. I also suggest putting this on one side of your bra while baby nurses the other - then you’re feeding baby now while saving some for later. It’s a win-win!
I also tried the Milkie Milk Trays which can go hand in hand (boob-in-boob??) with the milk you get from your milk saver! These are SO simple. Simply use them like ice trays except for breastmilk! Each cube perfectly holds 1 ounce of breast milk that universally fits into any bottle top which you can then reheat for baby.
This is such a great eco-friendly solution to all of those milk storage bags and can also come in handy when baby starts eating solid foods. We hope to make a lot of our own pureed food for our little one and can’t wait to try these out for that as well! For now, we really love making milk-sicles which are absolutely amazing for teething little ones and a great way to keep baby cool in the Summer time.
I would definitely recommend both products and love the ingenuity behind them. I love that both products are insanely reusable and thus eco-friendly and simple/easy to use.
Check out these and other great products at https://www.fairhavenhealth.com
It was a long, hot summer, and my hair endured quite a bit of damage from hours spent in the sun, and a lot of swimming. (I am not complaining, however. I love summertime!)
The best way to restore and revitalize dry, damaged hair begins with a trim to remove the dead, split ends. Next, you will need a deeply nourishing and hydrating hair mask. I use Clean Enhanced Organics Repair Intensive Restructuring Treatment.
Repair Intensive Restructuring Treatment addresses hair damaged by environmental stress, heat styling or chemical treatments. Its purpose is to not only repair hair, but restructure strands in order to provide a healthy, fully bodied look.
Formulated with organic Aloe, Chamomile, Lavender and Lemon Balm extracts, this restructuring treatment fulfills its promise of healthier hair without the use of harsh chemicals. Clean Enhanced Organics prides itself on providing the highest possible level of product performance without sacrificing the importance of natural ingredients.
I use this amazing deep conditioner one to two times weekly. After shampooing, I towel-dry my hair, and then I work the treatment evenly throughout my hair from roots to ends. I like to gather my hair up with a pony-tail holder, and put on a shower cap. (Which is optional.) I leave the product in my hair for 2-5 minutes while I shave my legs, and then I rinse it out.
After using this hair perfecting treatment, I always catch myself running my fingers through my hair, because it is so incredibly soft and silky. I am rewarded with lustrous, shiny hair that if full of life and body. Any dry ends I may have had look perfectly healthy. I absolutely love Clean Enhanced Organics Repair Intensive Restructuring Treatment!
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