Archives for April 2016

April 29, 2016

“Put a Ring on It” Workout – set photos & instructions

What a fun day as always on set at Your Carolina with Jack and Megan.  Elizabeth Colen shared some photos.

your carolina with jack and megan

your carolina with jack and megan

your carolina with jack and megan








Put a Ring on It

Need a chair and Pilates ring

1.)  Sit with back against the chair hold the ring in your hands, arms straight out with palms

facing each other and pulse

2.)  Sit at edge of chair but the ring between your knees and squeeze the ring hold count of 3 –

release and then repeat.

3.)  Sit with back against the chair hold your arms out and bent like you are holding a big ball.

Grip the ring and squeeze for a count of 3 release and then repeat.

4.)  Sit with back against the chair place  the ring at your ankles put your legs straight out then


Do this tabata  style 30 seconds on 10 seconds off for 5 rounds.

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April 29, 2016

Order your Pilate Ring

pilate ring

pilate ring


We hear that Elizabeth Colen, It’s a Glam Thing,  “Put a Ring On It” workout today on Your Carolina with Jack and Megan was a hit.  Many of the viewers have asked where to purchase a Pilates Ring.  Go to and in the comments section leave your name and e-mail address and Elizabeth will get back to you with the ordering info.  Go ahead… “Put a Ring on it”

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April 28, 2016

Give Mom a fabulous and healthy fragrance for Mother’s Day


I love all things Vanilla. I just adore the scent and it is one of the few scents my husband doesn’t mind smelling.  That is one of the main reasons I gravitate toward Vanilla. I also love the brand Lavanila. They offer a vast array of healthy skincare and perfumes and each fragrance is infused with the fragrance of Vanilla. I have tried many fragrances from the Lavanila line and Vanilla Blackberry has gone to the top of my list of favorites. Perfumes from Lavanila will also make the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

Imagine the delicate sweet aroma of ripe blackberry, juicy raspberry, velvet iris, and warm Madagascar vanilla. Most likely you can’t imagine it so you will have to try it for yourself. You wont’ be disappointed if you like fruity, florally fragrances and with, of course, a touch of vanilla.

You won’t be able to resist some of their intoxicating scents like Vanilla Lavender, Vanilla Summer, and Vanilla Passionfruit to name a few.

Lavanila fragrances are crafted by natural perfumers and are all-natural fragrances. Lavanila fragrances offer you the world’s first healthy fragrance, and as stated by Lavanila, “organic sugar cane alcohol is infused with skin saving antioxidants for a modern twist on the classic art of perfumery.”  Lavanila fragrances contain no phthalates, propylene glycol or aldyhydes. Lavanila prides itself on its formulas containing no harsh chemicals that can damage and irritate the skin and senses. They use only  organic sugar cane alcohol with exotic essential oils and botanicals for 100% healthy fragrances.

Try Lavanila fragrances in a rollerball (shown below), they are available in 8 fragrances. I have 3 of them and I love each one.

Remember Lavanila this Mother’s Day. Lavanila is all things VANILLA!!!!





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April 28, 2016

Pura d’or product spotted in Ms. Fitness magazine

Ms. Fitness Magazine

Ms. Fitness Magazine Spring Summer 2016

Pura d’or products were mentioned by Media Personality and Legal Analyst Areva Martin in an article about Areva. Spring Summer issue of Ms. Fitness magazine.

Areva Martin

Areva Martin

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April 27, 2016

Boston Papers Paper offers Out of Africa

Boston Parents Paper

Boston Parents Paper

enter to win

enter to win


In Boston? Pick up a copy or online Enter to Win! a $175 It’s a Glam Thing Beauty Box filled with Out of Africa Shea Butter products!

Enter here until May 22!

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April 27, 2016

10 Things you need to know about Laser Hair Removal


From the Pros at Spruce & Bond:

Spruce & Bond specialist, Keiann Roberts breaks it down so you know what to expect beforehand:

1. You need to shave before your appointment so the technician can place the laser directly on the root of the hair.
2. At Spruce & Bond our lasers have a setting that adjusts to not only your skin type, but your hair type as well. The laser fires a concentrated beam of light that’s directed at the pigment in your hair follicles. This kills the follicle at its root, preventing them from growing back.
3. Avoid waxing up to 4 weeks before your appointment. The laser targets the pigment of your hair follicle, and the follicle actually has to be there in order for this to work.
4. It takes at least 5-6 sessions to achieve perfection.
5. Stay consistent with your appointments. Space them out every 4-6 weeks so you hair has enough time to cycle as your hair follicles are on their own growth cycle.
6. Some hair and skin types might be a little harder to treat but it’s still possible. Dark hair follicles are usually easy to treat because, again, the laser targets the hair’s pigment. This is also why gray, white, blonde, and red pigments can be tricky. Spruce & Bond uses a Gentlelase Laser which is color blind, meaning that it has the ability to target any color hair on any skin tone.

7. Avoid direct sunlight on that area and always use a moisturizer with SPF to prevent additional redness.
8. During your treatment, the sensation will feel like a rubber band snapping against your skin. Each session is about 20-30 minutes depending on what you are getting done.
9. During the next day or two after, it’s normal for your skin to appear a little red. Avoid excessive heat and apply Aloe Vera to relive redness.
10. The permanent results from your laser hair removal are something you will never forget!

Spruce & Bond l.ocations can be found here

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April 27, 2016

Why Herbal Medicine is Not about to Die out 4000 Years Later


People have been using extracts from plants for thousands of years to treat illnesses and infirmities. The ancient Egyptians used herbal remedies some three and a half millenniums ago. There is also evidence to show that herbal remedies were also being employed in ancient China, Persia, India, Africa and even the Americas. There is no telling who the first people to make use of plants for healing purposes were or how they came about this discovery. Then again, who really wants to know that? It is like asking how people discovered that they could eat chicken and feel good about it.

It is estimated that a staggering eighty percent of the world’s population makes use of herbs as medicine in one form or another. There are those who use powders and others will go for tablets and capsules. Generally, it does not matter which form you take the medication in, as long as you use it for the right purpose. There are books that have been developed to give guidance on how to use the various herbal remedies that are available. One of the first books of this kind was developed some time before the Seventeenth Century. It detailed out the various herbal remedies and how to use them.

How do they work?

The World Health Organization has recognized herbal remedies as an integral part of healthcare since the mid 80s. There are no two herbs that work in the same way. They might treat the same disease but then they do not work in the same way. One thing that is worth noting about herbal medication is that it targets the root cause of the problem. It is not limited to treating the symptoms of a condition as most people tend to think. As a matter of fact, modern medicine might target symptom management more than treatment of the actual problem.

Herbalists try to figure out the exact problem that an individual is suffering from in order to fix it. These professionals believe that the herbal tonics, concoctions and tinctures can help the body in its self-healing process. The goal is always to restore harmony and balance in the body. The key principle that is employed in herbal medicine is that of herbal ‘synergy’. The herbalists will draw the remedies from leaves, roots, petals and the bark of plants. As such, the remedies are often mixtures of several different compounds. Conventional medicine will often have one active ingredient.

Few side effects

Here is the interesting thing about herbal medication- it rarely has side effects. The same cannot be said about modern medicine. Take for instance a drug like ephedrine, which is used in treatment of asthma. The drug was first isolated from the herb known as ephedra, which was used in treatment of chest complaints for years. A side effect of this drug is high blood pressure but the herb itself does not have the same effect. In fact, herbalists claim that the herb contains compounds that would naturally lower the blood pressure.

The herbal drugs normally aid in healing and at the same time counteracts any side effects that might arise from use of certain compounds. It is worth closing by mentioning that there is herbal medicine for just about all conditions under the sun. You simply need to visit an herbalist to find it.

Author bio

David Bradley is a health journalist. He is always reporting about health and lifestyle. He is also a blogger with an inclination towards herbal medication like the famous mitragyna speciosa. To find out more about this drug, pay a visit to his blog today.



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April 27, 2016

Look Like A Bombshell in Lybethras Brazilian Bikinis


You don’t have to be a Brazilian beach bunny to wear a beautiful Brazilian bikini! Lybethras Swim, one of Brazil’s newest bikini exports, is making a splash in the US thanks to its colorful, handmade, mix and match printed bikinis! A Sports Illustrated Swim favorite, Lybethras bikinis boast teeny tiny cut outs, sexy one pieces and playful hand woven crochet accents.

Not only is each bikini handmade in Brazil, but Lybethras owner and designer, Luciana Martinez, has paired up with the non profit Brazilian organization Servi to provide every crochet detail found on each bikini. The organization provides low-income expectant mothers with the skills to become financially independent, creating a sustainable micro-economy for those most in need.


Material for this article was provided by  Lybethras Swim

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April 26, 2016

4th Of July Swimwear Will Have You “Turning Up The Heat”

Turn Up the Heat This 4th of July with Sexy, Sultry Swimwear

 Make this 4th of July and summer unforgettable and sexy with Sun Kitten. The scorching Sun Kitten Swimwear will make heads turn on the beach or poolside the holiday and all summer long! Sexy sun kittens can take over the coast with the new summer line.

Created by Lizzie Rovsek of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” the internationally recognized swimwear line is a must-have for sunshine fun. The former Miss Kentucky USA knows how to stun a crowd with her style and beauty. Her Orange County-based company continues to take on brave and unique looks each season and has been featured in one of the most viewed Super Bowl ads, Sports Illustrated Swim and Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants. Charlotte McKinney wore a Sun Kitten Swimwear bikini during the Super Bowl halftime commercial for Carl’s Jr. and it was the most viewed commercial in the company’s history!

The 2016 summer collection is Sun Kitten’s hottest one yet! Sun Kitten has you covered whether you’re lounging poolside or basking on the world’s beautiful beaches. Sun Kitten is a modern West Coast beach babe style made from sensuous fabrics from Italy — all made with love in the USA. See below for some of our favorite styles – perfect for your 4th of July celebrations and all summer long!

4th of july

Running the household doesn’t need to boring with the classy one-piece The Housewife swimsuit, which leaves just enough to the imagination while still being comfortable and functional as you chase little ones on the beach or sip Rose poolside.

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Bye, bye Miss American Pie and hello sexy! Celebrate Americana with the luxurious and spicy American Pie Lace Halter Top and Lace Tie bikini with U.S.A. written all over it. The eye-popping polka-dot blue and red fabric with gorgeous red lace accents and ties make this a perfect suit for 4th of July or just an afternoon at the beach.

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Denim never looked so good than the lovely Blue Jean Beauty Queen Triangle Top and Lace Tie-Side Bottoms. The gorgeous denim print with back ruching and red lace and trim show off your red, white and blue love in this super hot bikini.

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You’ll never look more lovely and red hot than in the Lady In Red Ruffle Triangle Top, a Sun Kitten favorite with rippling ruffles that was also featured in Sports Illustrated 2015!

Check out the many styles of Sun Kitten at


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April 26, 2016

Get Bikini Ready

PrivateRX in Ms Fitness

Private RX Cooling Pads & Soothing Serum

Ms. Fitness magazine “GlamBoutique” spotlights PrivateRX products for getting bikini ready now. The Cooling Pads & Soothing Serum are “Must Haves”!

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