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Your fur baby is your child, and you wouldn't dream of feeding your family member anything less than the best, would you?
Health Extension has been helping pet parents and pets feel good about what they are serving or eating. Each recipe is crafted with premium ingredients to support stronger bones and immune system, also these products are made in the USA.
Grain Free Dry Dog food varieties offer all the health benefits of the Holistic Health Extension System in a grain-free formula. You won’t find any added hormones – just high-quality meat as the first ingredient – because sensible protein levels are the first step to a healthy life. Available in: Buffalo & Whitefish, Chicken & Turkey, Salmon, Duck, Venison, and Buffalo & Whitefish Little Bites.
Grain Free Stews for dogs are a superb source of high-quality protein. The formulas also provide an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. Your dog will enjoy and benefit from the stew due to its lack of growth hormones, steroids, meat by-products, and allergy related fillers. Available in: Chunky Chicken Stew, Tasty Turkey Stew and Savory Beef Stew .
My dog, Banner is almost 12 years old. He is actually very healthy and still has a lot of energy. I think it is because of the healthful diet that he eats. Currently, I am feeding Banner Health Extension Grain Free Savory Beef Stew.
100% Grain-Free Health Extension Beef and Vegetable Stew for dogs is an excellent source of high quality protein, made with all-Natural beef. Our formula provides an excellent source of vitamins, minerals. Dogs will enjoy and benefit from our Grain Free stew due to its lack of growth hormones, steroids, meat by-products and allergy related fillers.
Look at how excited Banner is! He knows what's in this can!
Banner can hardly wait for his Savory Beef Stew!
Who can blame Banner for getting so excited about his dinner? Doesn't it look tasty? You can see the goodness in it.
It makes me feel great to know that by feeding Banner Health Extension dog food, I am helping him to live a longer, happier life. He certainly loves it
To learn more about Health Extension pet food, go to: http://www.healthextension.com
Cuvée Beauty…They just launched their styling products this week on Revolve.com!
Founder Rachel Katzman created a champagne-infused haircare line by getting her own hair sprayed with champagne on her 21st birthday in Vegas.
The line includes six high-performance, unisex hair-care essentials – from shampoo and conditioner to styling balm and champagne spray – that all contain the brand’s proprietary Cuvée Première Treatment, a unique blend of champagne, white truffle, and platinum ferment extracts combined with resveratrol, ceramides, plant proteins, and botanicals.
Cuvée Beauty is more than modern luxury hair care with a decadent twist. It’s a collection of premium products that truly perform, leaving you with soft, beautiful hair that’s healthy from the inside out, giving you maximum glamour with minimal effort. Now that’s something we can all toast to!
Cuvée Beauty is now available at Revolve.com with prices ranging from $30-$45.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Spring is on its way! (Although it is currently snowing at my house today, so I just have to hold onto hope that spring is around the corner.)
As the seasons change so should your beard care. Get your beard ready for the season of rain showers, budding flowers and March Madness! From Beard Scentz, Beard Serum, and Beard Butter, Beard Guyz is here to make sure your beard is fully prepared for the warmer temps (that are certain to arrive any time!)
There are quite a few beard growers in my family, so I have learned a lot about beard care. My favorite beard, however, is on that handsome face in the photo below.
For more information, go to: http://beardguyz.com
*Product en route, all opinions are my own.
At the 89th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, California, Emma Roberts shined on the red carpet in a gorgeous black and white gown with her Hollywood-glam hairstyle. Her go-to stylist, Nikki Lee of the famed salon, Nine Zero One, used ABBA salon haircare products to create this glamorous look. See below for her step-by-step:
“Emma looks like a #VintageDream!”- Nikki Lee
“Every great style starts with a good shampoo and conditioner. I used ABBA Color Protect Shampoo ($17) and Conditioner ($18) after coloring Emma's hair this morning. Since it's a color protectant, it helped to really lock in her cayenne spice red. First, I lightly towel dried her hair and applied a mixture of ABBA Smoothing Blow Dry Lotion ($18) and ABBA Thermal Protect Spray ($20). This combination of products allowed my round brush to glide through her hair nicely and gave it great shine with bounce. After the blowout, I lightly sprayed ABBA Thermal Protect Spray ($20) again, separated Emma’s hair into the desired deep side part and divided it into three sections to set it: the back and two sides.
I started on one side of her head and began wrapping small pieces around a 1” curling iron from the tip to the root. I secured each piece with a clip to set the curl and repeated on the other side and finished in the back, making sure the hair was curled in the same direction. Once the hair was all set, I let the it set and cool for 15 minutes. I took the set out and started gently brushing with a Mason Pearson Paddle Brush throughout the whole head to create the perfect Hollywood glam. Once I was happy with my shape I locked it in with ABBA Firm Finish Hair Spray ($22).”
*Products received, all opinions are my own.
Spring has sprung at SlimSation.com! Take a breath of fresh air and shop their new collection on their website now. SlimSation is perfect for Spring because their slimming yet still comfortable pants give you that extra confidence-boost while your Summer body is still in progress. And bonus, the slimming feel you get when you put on your stylish Slim-Sation pants can give you the motivation to keep going to reach your New Year’s resolutions! Check out some of the Spring favorite from their new collection below.
I hate to admit it, but I have a tummy that isn't very flat. It even likes to spill over the top of my pants and result in that dreaded "muffin top." That is why I love my Slim-Station French Terry Leggings. They look like jeans, wear like leggings, and completely diminish my less than desirable stomach pooch.' These amazing slimming leggings also make my butt look shapely.
Slim-Sation uses a flexible tummy control-panel to give you a slimming look that gives you confidence without ever feeling constricted or uncomfortable. They offer styles for every occasion both formal and casual and their inventory ranges from shorts to leggings, capris, jeans and more. Their pants give you the feeling of being 10 pounds lighter and works to contour your waist, accentuate your hips and slim down your tummy. Best of yet, the flexible control panel is designed to move with you in a way that you don't feel it at all!
Visit https://slimsation.com/ for more of their fabulous collection
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Let's face it, sometimes men just don't get it when it comes to looking sharp. At least that is the case with my husband. I mean. he puts forth a little effort and I suppose that is better than nothing. He slicks back his hair and uses a nice after shave, so I should let him be, right? Well, no. That is where Harrison Blake Monthly Dapper Club comes to the rescue. My husband likes to pretend that he is actually a dapper guy now (even though we all know that all of his cool ties, socks and handkerchiefs come in a monthly box.)
What is the Harrison Blake Monthly Dapper Club?
- The Harrison Blake Monthly Dapper Club delivers 1 necktie + 4 accessories every month.
- Shipping is free & there are no obligations. Try just one month or stay on board & save every month.
- Each package will be completely coordinated and easy to style, making it simple to dress to impress.
- There's no obligations to stay in the club. You can stop whenever you'd like.
I received the February 2017 Harrison Blake Monthly Dapper box to review. It is shown above as well as below, and contained the following items:
Harrison Blake Black Pattern Necktie, Harrison Blake Navy Blue Tie Clip, Harrison Blake Winter Beanie, Harrison Blake Cotton Pocket Square and Soapstone Whiskey Rocks. (I had never even heard of these! I placed in right into the freezer and forgot about them.)
My husband will not allow me to take photos of him all dressed up because it embarrasses him. He is afraid that some of his guy friends will make fun of him for looking 'dapper.' He allowed me to take a 'selfie' photo of him though (see it below.) As long as I was in the picture, too, he said. I think he is a pretty handsome fellow.
How do you get started? It's very simple. Just sign up and you'll be part of the club.
- You will receive your dapper package around the 1st of each month, delivering to your doorstep 5 high quality accessories.
- We will include a necktie plus pocket squares, a watch, bracelets, lapel pins and more...
- The retail value of each box will far exceed the $25 cost!
- We are 100% commitment-free. Try one month. Stop anytime with no penalties.
Enter to win! One winner will receive one Harrison Blake Monthly Dapper box, which includes 1 necktie + 4 accessories for men.
How? It's easy! Just enter to win using the Giveaway Tools for below. Good luck!
For a limited time you can enter the code: “SEASON” to save $15 off your first month, making your box just $10!
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Travel Comfortably This Year
With NEW Products by Grand Trunk!
With Spring right around the corner, there are so many more travel adventures to be had! Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, you’ll want to stock up on products to help make your plane, train and automobile portions of your trip more enjoyable! Grand Trunk has created new and amazing travel treasures you’ll need for 2017!
From pillows to packs, you’ll travel in style with Grand Trunk. You want to look prepared for your business meetings and fabulous adventure selfies so it’s a good thing that Grand Trunk created a line of travel treasures that you won’t ever want to leave your hometown without!
Grand Trunk Travel Treasures Include:
- Puffy Travel Pillow ($29.99 each) - This puffy, portable, lightweight and machine washable pillow packs neatly into its own stuff sack. It’s created to keep you comfy on the plane, car or wherever your adventures take you.
- Hooded Travel Pillow ($39.99 each) - Wake up refreshed after a long transatlantic flight even when your neighbor refuses to pull the airplane window shade down. This cozy next pillow made of micro-fleece and memory foam provides ergonomic comfort, while the storable hood covers your eyes for instant darkness.
- The Footie Travel Blanket ($59.99 each) - Naturally eco-friendly, this blanket is an ideal companion for your business and pleasure travel adventures. The cozy foot pocket provides added comfort when sleeping on a plane, train or automobile.
- Compression Packs (Starting at $59.99) - Make the most of your space and save on baggage fees with these versatile travel organizers for compact, streamlined packing. Easy access twin compartments separate laundry and other necessities. YKK expansion zippers double the cubic volume of the water resistant internal compartment, while the exterior features durable 600D water resistant nylon with compression straps to minimize bulk.
I love to travel! My family goes camping every year at the beginning of the summer, but I am more of a tropical beach kind of girl. I could spend all day long on a sunny beach. In fact, we just returned from Hawaii last week for my oldest daughter's wedding. I usually use a beach towel on which to lay on the beach.
Beach towels don't help too much to keep sand off of me,and somebody always seems to grab my towel to dry off with. I have tried beach mats, but almost every beach mat I have ever used blows away as soon as I stand up.Thankfully, I discovered Grand Trunk's
The weather was extremely windy in Hawaii, but my Parasheet® Beach & Picnic Blanket didn't blow away because on each corner it has sand pockets that you fill with sand to help keep your blanket grounded on the beach. It is very simple and very quick to get it set up.
It also comes with stake loops to keep it grounded on firmer ground, such as when you are maybe having a picnic. I also love how I am able to shake the sand off of ithis handy beach blanket quickly and easily, and then we just shove it right back into its own little carrying bag. Measuring 7' x 7', there is plenty of room for everyone to sit
Change the way you travel in 2017 with the the new products from Grand Trunk!
About The Grand Trunk:
The Grand Trunk was founded by Jon Neff & Kevin Kaiser when their individual routes crossed paths in a small surf town in Thailand. They came from two different backgrounds but shared the common love for adventure and travel, and together began spreading that excitement through a line of Good for the Road called Grand Trunk.
To learn more about Grand Trunk and see other available products please visit https://www.grandtrunk.com/.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Fashion Week has come and gone, but the trends we've learned will carry on! Hey, that rhymes! Spoiler alert if you aren't up to date with the most recent runway shows: This Fashion Week was a pretty one. With trends such as metallic eyes to piecey brows – it is easier than you think to bring these runway looks home… if you have the right products!
Arbonne It's A Fine Line Pencil Eyeliner: Trend alert: metallic eyes!! This longwearing pencil crayon is creamy enough to glide across the lid without skipping spots or pulling skin, but longwearing to eliminate feathering or bleeding. Made with a built in sharpener, this eyeliner can be made subtle or smoked out. Moisturizing botanicals like cupuacu butter help support skin's moisture barrier and promote the appearance of fuller lashes. Comes in an array of metallically, colorful shades! ($26)
Arbonne Shape It Up Tinted Brow Cream: Brushed up, piecey brows were seen all over the runway! Try this brow cream which contains moisturizing ingredients such as eyebright, hibiscus, jambu and larch & green tea complex! The formula will also soothe and help brows grow thicker. Just glide on with the specially designed mini brush to add a natural looking color and feel to brows. Use alone or pair with Shape It Up Brow Pencil for more dramatic results. ($32)
Merle Norman Shadow Stick in ‘Watercolor’: Seafoam green eyes were all the rage this fashion week! Play up your eyes with this long-wearing, creamy shadow. The easy-to-use stick is crease-resistant and designed for versatility. They're perfect to use as your main shadow, a base or even a liner with a buildable formula designed to go from sheer to full-on color. They even have a special key ingredient, microspheres, which impart a silky texture while absorbing oil to keep lids sebum free. ($18, Merle Norman Cosmetic Studios)
I have always loved Avon. My grandma was an Avon lady. My mother always used it, too. Avon is a brand that has my complete trust because I know that their products are made of only the highest quality of ingredients.
I was excited to find out that Avon’s newest skincare innovation, NutraEffects, has recently launched on Avon.com. I knew this was something I wanted to try out.
INTRODUCING AVON NUTRAEFFECTS
HARNESSING THE POWER OF THE SEED FOR ULTIMATE SKIN HEALTH
A seed is one of nature’s most powerful creations, it’s the source of life itself. Avon NutraEffects has harnessed this power into its breakthrough Active Seed Complex. The complex is made with Chia Seeds which are used as the hydrating base ingredient across all of the products within the range. The powerful hydration quality comes from the blend of Chia Seeds which can hold up to 12x their weight in water and are rich in omega 3 fatty acids. In addition to this, each NutraEffects formula is then blended with other nutrient rich seeds and skin loving antioxidants to target one of four skin care needs: hydration, balance, radiance, and signs of aging.
The combinations deliver healthier, more beautiful skin from day one. All products are suitable for sensitive skin, hypoallergenic, and paraben- and dye-free. The collection includes:
Avon NutraEffects Active Seed Complex Hydration Daily Cream SPF15 and Gel Night Cream ($18.00 each)
Formulated with the antioxidant-packed Chia Seed, which is one of nature’s superfoods and known for its ability to hold moisture, these deeply hydrating creams improve texture and provide 48-hour hydration to soften dry, rough skin. Designed for dry to normal skin.
- Key Ingredient: Chia Seed
- Key Benefit: Hydration
- Key Result: Dramatically improves appearance of rough, dry skin*
Avon NutraEffects Active Seed Complex Balance Daily Cream SPF15 and Gel Night Cream ($18.00 each)
Made with a formulation of Chia Seed and specialized mattifying powders working together to reduce oil, minimize the appearance of pores, and help keep skin balanced and shine-free. Designed for combination to oily skin.
- Key Ingredient: Chia Seed and Mattifying Powders
- Key Benefit: Balance
- Key Result: Dramatically reduces the appearance of pores*
Avon NutraEffects Active Seed Complex Radiance Day Cream SPF20 and Night Cream ($18.00 each)
Designed to rejuvenate dull skin, even out skin tone, and restore the complexion’s natural glow, these radiance-boosting creams are formulated with Birds of Paradise Seed, an ingredient known for its ability to brighten and reduce the look of pigmentation.
- Key Ingredient: Birds of Paradise Seed
- Key Benefit: Radiance
- Key Result: Reduces the appearance of discoloration**
Avon NutraEffects Active Seed Complex Ageless Multi-Action Day Cream SPF20, Night Cream, and Eye Cream ($18.00 each)
These anti-aging products are all fortified with pomegranate extract, which is known for its powerful age-defying properties and packed with vitamins and antioxidants. All three creams firm skin, nourish the complexion, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Key Ingredient: Pomegranate Extract
- Key Benefit: Combats signs of aging
- Key Results: Skin looks and feels younger; youthful fullness is restored**
- Visibly diminishes the look of crow’s feet (eye cream)**
* Based on a consumer perception study after one week
**based on a consumer perception study after two weeks
The Avon NutraEffects Skincare Regime completely agrees with my skin! I love it.
WHERE TO BUY: Available exclusively through Avon Representatives. To locate an Avon Representative, call 1-800-FOR-AVON or visit www.avon.com.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Spring Means Go Time!
Take Along the #1 Freeze-Dried Fruit Brand, Crispy Green!
Whether you’ve been hibernating in the winter months or gearing up for that spring vacation, the time has arrived to leave the nest and explore.
The sun is coming back, and however you plan on enjoying the great outdoors, one thing is certain: you’ll want to make sure you have a healthy snack close at hand. And what better option than 100% pure fruit – no preservatives, no added sugar, no GMO’s, no gluten – just one clean ingredient. But wait, you might be going on a family bike ride, or working out at the gym, or playing ball, or going to the airport. So how can you easily bring fresh fruit with you without worrying about it going bad or getting smooshed in your backpack?
Consider taking along Crispy Fruit from Crispy Green. It’s like picking fresh fruit from the tree and tossing it into your purse, pocket or carry-on bag – the ultimate ‘on-the-go’ snack. Just as healthy, delicious and satisfying as fresh fruit, without the drips, sticky fingers or a potential juicy coating on the kiddos’ car seats. And, since Crispy Green is the number one freeze-dried fruit brand, you can be assured you’re purchasing a quality product that other moms, kids and active folks choose most often.
A smart and lightweight snack option, Crispy Fruit is simply 100% pure fruit, freeze-dried to perfection, resulting in a light, crispy texture for maximum taste and no mess. It comes in a variety of flavors including tangerine, apple, Asian pear, banana, cantaloupe, mango and pineapple. The freeze-drying process results in a light crispy texture that snacks like a chip, but has all the nutrients of fresh fruit. Crispy Fruit comes in individual, single-serving packets that are easy to pop into lunch boxes, soccer bags, overnight totes and backpacks. It really is “fruit-to-go” and can go anywhere – it’s even TSA-approved.
All Crispy Fruit flavors are also available in a convenient 6-pack – six single-serving bags (MSRP: $7.99) or individual, single-serving “Grab & Go” bags (MSRP: $1.49 each) that provide approximately one serving of fruit and 55 calories or less per bag.
Enter to win! One winner will receive a Crispy Green tropical 16-pack variety box (retail value $19.49)
How? It's easy! Just enter to win using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!
Crispy Fruit is available online and in retailers such as Harris Teeter, ShopRite, Giant Eagle Market District, Earth Fare, Giant Food Stores, King Kullen, Safeway, Weis Markets, Shaw’s Markets and selected Whole Foods Markets. For more information, please visit www.crispygreen.com. To find a retailer in your area that carries Crispy Fruit, go to www.crispygreen.com/where-to-buy.html.
*Product sent in exchange for post, however, I fully endorse this brand and all opinions are my own.