Archives for November 2014

November 24, 2014

Put yourself on your “To Do List”

Looking for a way to offset all the damage you’re likely to do on Thanksgiving?   Elizabeth Morrell gives us more great tips on keeping fit, even during the holidays:

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Ah, the famous “To Do List”.  I’m sure you have one.  I do. The holidays are upon us and it’s the time of year when we are rushing to do this, rushing to do that, and we have so much to do, our list is full.  Between the shopping, working, planning and entertaining, we forget to take care of ourselves.  Everyone else’s needs seem to come before ours. It is time to stop and put YOU on your “To Do List”!   Continue your shopping, get your work done, plan your holiday activities and entertain like no other but give yourself 30 minutes to an hour each day to get your heart pumping and reset your mind.

By getting your heart pumping (aka cardio) you will burn calories as well as decrease stress, increase your energy level, and release endorphins so you can do all the extra things this holiday season with a smile.

Here are a few quick ways you can get your heart pumping (cardio) at least 30 to 60 minutes a day (at least 3 times a week).

1.  Jump rope – 10 minutes of jumping rope equals 30 minutes of jogging (you know I do not jog!).

2. Hula hoop – You can Hula hoop for at least 30 minutes. If you can’t do it for that long, start out with 10 minute intervals and gradually increase to 30 minutes and then eventually to 60 minutes.

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3. Boxing – If you have a punching bag, put on your gloves and beat it!  If you don’t, no worries, you can just shadow box. Get in front of the mirror and cross, jab, and hook yourself into a frenzy.  Go at it like you are in the boxing ring 3 minutes and break and go at it again.


Take time for yourself with a quick workout so that you can not only relieve stress, but give yourself more energy and turn your” To Do List” in to a done list!


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November 24, 2014

American Music Awards hair how-tos

Each fall, the American Music Awards celebrates the latest and greatest talents of the contemporary music scene. And with award shows, comes great fashion & beauty – Jenny Balding, Cutler/Redken Stylist, shares two of her favorite looks from tonight’s 42nd Annual AMAs – Rita Ora & Julianne Hough:

Rita Ora

Rita Ora

Rita Ora

“Rita Ora has a slightly different take on a simple topknot. It’s all in the detail, which really gave this style an original edge – her undercut was a great point of difference from the back.” – Jenny Balding

To recreate this ultimate sleek topknot:

•Start by blow drying your hairline up and back to really help getting it smooth and sleek
•Use a sleek balm through the roots to tame and smooth the flyway’s. Cutler flyaway stick is the perfect product for this as the more you use the more it will hold and create sheen.
•Sweep into a really high ponytail that sits right on top of the crown.
•Use a straightening iron on the ponytail to create a super sleek finish.
•Mist each section first with a strong hold hairspray that won’t flake and delivers shine also. Redken Control Addict 28 is perfect for this
•Wrap around the base of the ponytail, section by section until the last section of hair leave about 2″ of hair out to create Rita’s topknot.
•Finish by misting Redken Diamond Oil High Shine Airy mist to achieve exceptional shine.

Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough

To recreate this slick back bob:

•Start by blow-drying all your hair back and off your face.
•Create a deep side part of whatever side that suits you best.
•Starting at the back use a gel that has hold and creates shine for best results.
•Take small sections at a time and apply the gel and comb through each section. Continue until you reach the front hairline a sweep back off your face also.
•It’s important to start at the back to make sure every strand is coated with gel to create the ultimate sleek style.

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November 24, 2014

Black Friday Cyber Monday deals from Jurlique


This year, Jurlique is offering 3 custom bundles exclusively for the holiday shopping event of the year. All sets are 50+% off – no offer codes needed!

· Travel Essentials Set – $29 (over 50% off, a $73 value) Herbal Recovery Night Cream, Herbal Recovery Eye Cream, Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturizing Cream, Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum, Skin Balancing Face Oil, Rose Hand Cream

· Jurlique Anti-Aging Set – $89 (50% off, a $179 value) – Includes a Purely Age-Defying Firming Treatment Mask, Purely Age-Defying Eye Cream, Lavender Hydrating Mist, Purely Age-Defying Refining Treatment and Balancing Day Care Cream

· Daily Radiance Set – $96 (over 50% off, a $209 value) – Includes a Herbal Recovery Mist, Herbal Recovery Eye Cream, Purely BrightTreatment Serum, Purely Bright Day Moisturizer, Purely bright Night Moisturizer
Jurlique’s biggest sale of the year is back, and now’s your chance to stock up on skincare favorites and holiday gifts for everyone on your list! This Cyber Monday, is offering*…
· $15 off any $50 purchase

· $50 off any $150 purchase

· $100 off any $300 purchase

Please head to the website on Monday for promo codes to receive your Cyber Monday deals!
*excludes sets and Nutri-Define Collection

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November 24, 2014

Black Friday Deals from MIYU


Shop our limited-time only Black Friday – Cyber Monday SALE!

For 4 days only, buy one 80ml beauty essence and get the 2nd one FREE! Simply enter promo code: MIYUblackfriday at checkout.

*Offer applies to 80ml essences only. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Promo starts 8:00am EST, Nov 28, 2014 and expires 11:59pm EST, Dec 1, 2014

Part-serum, part-mist, MIYU essences are loaded with powerful Asian botanicals, designed to leave complexions dew-kissed and calm.



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November 24, 2014

Black Friday – Cyber Monday Deals you don’t want to miss

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
20% off site-wide on from 11/28 to 12/1, plus the return of the Black Box Set.  See attached flyer and image
Breakups to Makeup
15% off site-wide on from 11/28 to 12/1 with the code HOLIDAY15.  See attached flyer and image.  
Too many holiday sales to keep track of?   Share and keep track of all the best beauty Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals in one place on Bellashoots new beauty app!  Simply search ‘cyberbella’ on the app and you can see where all the other beauty buffs will be shopping next week – or share your favorite finds.  Get started at
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November 24, 2014

Don’t Miss out on these Exclusive Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals !

Here’s the “SCOOP” on some of the best deals around on BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY……


Spa Sonic –
November 1st – December 30th
Spa Sonic Face Effects (Gold, Silver, Cheetah, Zebra)
$33.99 (Regular price $59.99)

November 1st – December 30th
Spa Sonic Color Collection
$33.99 (Regular price $69.99)

November 1st – November 26th
Spa Sonic Pro (Exclusive)
$49.99 (Regular price $74.99)

Nov 26th – Dec 6th (Black Friday/Cyber Week):
Spa Sonic Pro
$41.99 (Regular price $74.99) –
Black Friday
Spa Sonic Color Collection
$33.99 (Regular price $59.99)

Cyber Week (December 1st – 6th)
Spa Sonic Color Collection
$33.99 (Regular price $59.99) –
Cyber Week (December 1st – 6th):
Spa Sonic Color Collection
$29.99 (Regular price: $64.99)



Jose Eber
• 8AM – 12PM: 40% off
Use Code: BLACK40

• 12PM – 3PM: 30% off
Use Code: BLACK30

• 3PM – 5PM: 20% off
Use Code: BLACK20

All day: Free Shipping

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Miracle Skin Transformer
Black Friday:
Spend $50 and receive 30% off your entire purchase. Use this code at checkout: BLACKFRIDAY30

Cyber Monday:
Spend $50 and receive 40% off your entire purchase. Use this code at checkout: CYBERMONDAY40

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Mad Hippie
Black Friday – 12am December 1st:

25% off all purchases during this time frame.

Use code: Holiday

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Karin Herzog
Black Friday – Cyber Monday:
20% off everything from midnight 11/27 through midnight on 12/1.

Spend $100 and receive a free Foot Oil.
Shop online via –

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday:

11/24 through 12/1 enjoy 25% off all HairMax products.

Use code: BFWEB25
(this will be posted on the site as well)

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Black Friday:
25% off all items (excluding bundles)

Cyber Monday:
35% off all items (excluding bundles)

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Black Friday – Cyber Monday:
20% off slippers and gloves.

Promotion begins at midnight on 11/28 and ends 11.59pm on 12/1.

Shop online via –
Geluxury Slippers –

Geluxury Gloves –

Black Friday – Cyber Monday:
20% off Mitts and Booties.

Promotion begins at midnight on 11/28 and ends 11.59pm on 12/1.

Shop online via:
NatraCure Mitts –

NatraCure Booties –

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November 24, 2014


HeliocareHow One Company is Helping to Make a Difference….

 Ferndale, MI – November 17, 2014 – Ferndale Healthcare®, Inc. announced today that its Heliocare® brand has committed to support Vitamin Angels and Walgreens in their effort to help at-risk populations in need – specifically pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five – gain access to high-quality lifesaving and life-changing vitamins and minerals.

In 2013, Vitamin Angels connected nearly 30,459,000 children and mothers in over 40 countries, including the US, with the vital nutrients they need as a foundation for good health. In 2014, the non-profit organization hopes to increase this number to reach 40 million children and mothers in approximately 45 countries.

Through 2017, a percentage of each Heliocare purchase at any Walgreens location will be donated to help Vitamin Angels provide 100 million children and mothers with the vitamins and minerals they need to live healthy lives. Heliocare® has a Suggested Retail Price of $29.99 and can be purchased in-store or online at To learn more about the program or see a full list of products and participating vendors, please visit:


The powerful antioxidant formula in each capsule of HELIOCARE® is derived from Polypodium leucotomos extract (PLE), a fern native to Central and South America that has been used for centuries as a remedy for skin related conditions. This fern, which was once an aquatic plant, adapted to life on land and created its own protection from exposure to harsh UV rays. By utilizing the extract of this organically grown plant, HELIOCARE® delivers antioxidants that help the skin protect itself from the first day of use*. For more information, please

About Ferndale Healthcare®, Inc.:

Ferndale Healthcare®, Inc. is an affiliate of Ferndale Pharma Group Inc., a fully integrated holding company. Ferndale Healthcare® targets several key specialty markets which encompass disease states that range from benign anorectal disorders to various skin conditions. The company’s mission is to provide high-quality, value-added products that help patients get back to what matters most in their lives—living well. Many of Ferndale Healthcare’s products are leaders in their respective categories. For more information, please visit:


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November 24, 2014

CeraVe…for the most sensitive of skin, even your baby


I love creating gift baskets for all occassions. Rather than wrapping up a gift or just putting it in a  gift bag, I like presenting the recepient with one of my own creations. My cousin is having a baby girl so I decided to fill a basket with items that are fun and different. Of course, once I added a baby towel and washcloth among other things, I had to find the perfect bath products that would be healthy for a baby’s skin.

CeraVe has three baby products that added the perfect touch to my basket, CeraVe® Baby Moisturizing Lotion, CeraVe® Baby Wash & Shampoo and CeraVe® Baby Diaper Rash Cream.

CeraVe Baby was developed with pediatric dermatologists and all three products are formulated with 3 essential ceramides (ceramide 3, ceramide 6-II, ceramide 1) and  free of parabens and phthalates. CeraVe® Baby Moisturizing Lotion is perfect for protecting your baby’s skin from chaffing, cracking and drying.

I know my cousin will enjoying using CeraVe® Baby Wash & Shampoo. Her baby will smell fresh and clean will be left with beautifully soft skin. Knowing that there are no harmful ingredients in CeraVe is also a great relief. CeraVe® Baby Wash & Shampoo is hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and dyes, so nothing is left behind but soft, clean, healthy skin and hair.

Let’s not forget the all important CeraVe® Baby Diaper Rash Cream. We all need some around the house especially with a new baby. CeraVe Diaper Rash Cream with be sure to  help treat and prevent diaper rash and help repair and restore baby’s delicate skin barrier. CeraVe Diaper Rash Cream is also fragrance-free and hypoallergenic. When thinking about baby’s healthy skin, think CeraVe.

Learn more about CeraVe Baby at CeraVe can be found in most major drugstores, nationwide.


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November 23, 2014

Scalisi Skincare’s double duty Cleanser and Exfoliator will be your skin’s daily “best friend” !

We all know the importance of cleansing and caring for our skin. Yet, exfoliation, an essential step in our skin cleansing care regime is often overlooked. Exfoliating is a necessity in the cycle of skin renewal. It’s function is to eliminate the dead “top surface” skin cells so they can be replaced by fresh new cells.

Scalisi Skincare developed a solution for this problem with their Cleanser and Exfoliator!

SCALISI SKIN CARE Cleanser and Exfoliator Price $25

Cleanser and Exfoliator • Price $25

This ideal cleanser from Scalisi Skincare not only gently cleans and exfoliates, but will hydrate your skin as well. The convenience is that it’s all in one tube, easy to use, and as mentioned on the packaging, “you’ll really look forward to using it each day.I couldn’t agree more!

I had the opportunity to try Scalisi’s Cleanser and Exfoliator, and my skin felt wonderful! It’s a quick, easy and effective cleanser that will leave your skin feeling clean, hydrated, and looking radiant & healthy! I followed the easy instructions by applying and lightly massaging the product in circular motions on my dampened skin. I then removed it with warm water using a soft wash cloth.

Here are some of the FEATURES & BENEFITS:
• “Scalisi Skincare Cleanser and Exfoliator is formulated for ALL skin types”
• “It has time released vitamins A, C and E that nourish and help provide antioxidant protection”
• “Jojoba, Macadamia Nut, and Sunflower Oils are included to moisturize”

Along with Cleanser and Exfoliator, Scalisi Skincare also has a very nice array of products that provide a nice balanced regimen for your skin, including:
• “Anti-Aging Moisturizer”
• “Advanced Wrinkle Cream”
• and “Eye Cream”

I know you’ll enjoy Scalisi Skincare’s website:
Here you’ll be able to purchase the Scalisi products and learn more about the company, product line, read some awesome reviews, and more.

If you’re near Scarsdale, New York, you’ll find Scalisi Skincare at :
Derva Bader Skin Care & Beauty Spa
38 Garth Road
Scarsdale, NY

I’d now like to introduce you to the woman behind Scalisi Skincare, Jill Scalisi:

Jill Scalisi Scalisi Skincare http://www/

Jill Scalisi
Scalisi Skincare

“For twenty years; Jill Scalisi worked on Wall Street. After Jill received a diagnosis of skin cancer in 2008, she was and unable to find skin care products with SPF 30 that were proven, healthy, and anti-aging. As a result, Jill was able to bring about a whole new category in skin care by “partnering” with “top industry leaders in manufacturing and packaging” and bring into being Scalisi Skincare.”

Check out Jill’s blog at:

I’m delighted to give “Cleanser and Exfoliator” a 5-Star Review, and wish Jill ongoing success with Scalisi Skincare!

(Any quoted or paraphrased information in this article was obtained from a provided Fact Sheet, and additional information from Any personal commentary is my opinion from using the product that was provided to me.)

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November 23, 2014

End saggy skin in 6 steps!

Its time to make silly faces! In just 6 simple steps we can now achieve the perfect facial tone. It has been proven that the first signs of aging starts in our cheeks due to sagging skin. The more we work those muscles out the more tone our face becomes. This is great for men and women of all ages and let you have some fun! So relax and tone with me in my video below!

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