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September 16, 2016

If you have a passion for hair accessories, you will love One Up Bands


I love the headbands from One Up Bands. There were so many styles and colors to choose from, I had difficulty doing so. One of my favorites is the “Non-Slip Athletic Headbands”. With my thick long hair, this particuliar one works beautifully. The outside bands come in an array of beautiful patterns and colors while the underside is velvety soft. The elastic strap is very comfortable and will not pull on your hair when you slip it off. The non-slip bands are available in 20″ lengths and have an adjustable band ranging from 18-20.5″. They are fashionable and the patterns are quite unique which is why I chose this snakelike pattern. The entire hair accessory collection can be found at

One Up Bands offer other options besides headbands. Try some of the elastic bands (Shown below). They are comfortable, lightweight, and very stretchy! They are similar to the hair ties.  They are available in a variety of fabrics  and it will be difficult to choose from those too. I use both stretchy headbands and hair ties when I work out or going for a casual look. The ties are designed to be “no-slip”and will not damage your hair. These hair ties are flexible and will conveniently fit in your purse, gymbag or car. My mom even carries some of them on her because I am always asking if she has an extra.6084hbchevronteal_largeFor a fun look, try a tie-back headband (shown below).  The tie back headbands are very comfortable and are anti-microbial. They are made of 100% moisture-wicking fabric, and are available in a number of colors and designs. This tie-back headband is the perfect workout accessory. Each tie back is 36″ long and 2 3/4″ tall at its widest point and tapers down on either side.






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September 16, 2016

Get Keltie Knight’s NYFW Style with Love Binetti!

Get Keltie Knight’s NYFW Style with Love Binetti!
LOS ANGELES – September 13, 2016 – Keltie Knight was recently photographed wearing a Love Binetti dress in New York City yesterday. The Insider host looked fashionably chic, pairing her lace-up heels with Love Binetti’s Scorpion’s dress in Multi Toned Stripes ($525) while leaving the Jeremy Scott fashion show. A fan of the designer, Keltie was also spotted wearing Love Binetti’s The Police Spanish Flare Dress in between shows last week ($648;


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September 16, 2016

Work out those Arms with Elizabeth, Jack and Megan

Today on Your Carolina with Jack and Megan, It’s a Glam Thing‘s Elizabeth Colen will present an easy and effective “Arm” workout routine using resistance bands.

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Arm Workout


Bicep Curl

Stand on one end of resistance band grab the other end in left hand.  Curl your arm up (palm up) then down nice and slow.

 To give yourself a challenge lift right leg and hold (works on balance).  Repeat on other side.



3 sets 5-20 reps


Tricep Curl

Stand on one end of resistance band grab the other end in left hand. Bend at waist bring palm to rib keep that elbow nice and high.  Bring arm back back hold and return to starting position (tricep curl).

To give yourself a challenge lift right leg straight back and hold.  Repeat on the other side.



3 sets 5-20 reps


Shoulder Rise

Stand on one end of resistance band grab the other end in left hand and raise to arm level hold and release slowly back to thigh.

To give yourself a challenge lift right knee, open to side and hold.   Repeat on the other side.



3 sets 5-20 reps

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September 15, 2016

Pro Advice from Dr. Zach Bush: Are Probiotics Really Helping?


Dr. Zach Bush

Probiotics taught us that bacteria is good for your health but it hasn’t proven to be a long lasting solution to gut problems.  A healthy gut needs more than probiotics.  It needs dirt.

Dr. Zach Bush, a triple board certified physician with expertise in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Metabolism, Hospice and Palliative Care, has the facts on what probiotics actually are, what they can do for you and other solutions for your gut health instead.

Probiotics can:
.    Have a positive “reset” effect on the gut
.    Prevent bad bacteria from taking over
.    Provide great short-term benefits, like after an antibiotic wipe out

Probiotics can also:
.    Overwhelm the gut eco-system with one species of bacteria, creating a monoculture
.    Build a temporary environment in your system on a daily basis because they can’t colonize the human gut
.    Cause you to feel worse if you forget or stop taking them

Probiotics don’t:
.    Increase tight junction function, the velcro-like proteins that allow the body to absorb the nutrients it needs and block the toxins it doesn’t
.    Produce a healthier, diverse ecosystem of bacteria
.    Generate communication between your gut and its cells

Even if you eat a clean, non-GMO, gluten-free, and organic diet, you are still susceptible to air, water, and food contaminated with herbicides called glyphosate which you may have heard of.  These herbicides can damage tight junctions which block toxins and lock in nutrients.

Nature has it’s own antidote to glyphosate discovered in unspoiled, ancient soil 10 feet below the southwest desert.  This soil is proven to increase tight junctions to promote a healthy internal firewall, which helps create a more resilient system by supporting gut health, respiratory wellness, balanced immune function, and enhanced mental clarity in the face of environmental factors.   RESTORE is a new soil-based liquid supplement available at GNC,, thousands of health practitioners offices and soon be at Walgreens and Organic Avenue.

Dr. Bush is available to explain the science behind the need for dirt.


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September 15, 2016

The Path to Recovery after Intimate Cosmetic Surgery


Plastic surgery of the labia, commonly referred to as labiaplasty, is a procedure that’s done on an outpatient basis on women who would like to change the appearance of their labia. They may, for example, want to make their labia symmetrical, or they may want to make it smaller. If you’ve decided that this is a procedure that you need, the key is to work with an experienced doctor, such as David Ghozland, to ensure the procedure will go smoothly and safely and that you’ll get the results that you want.

One of the most common questions regarding labiaplasty has to do with the recovery after the surgery. Keep reading to learn more about what you can expect, and how long it will take to recover from this procedure.

What to Expect

After your procedure is complete, you might experience a bit of swelling and discomfort. This should resolve completely, however, after about one or two weeks. Also, any labial incisions that were made will typically heal very well, and they’ll rarely ever be noticeable.

Taking Care of Yourself

Once you’re back home after your labiaplasty is complete, you need to take good care of yourself and follow your doctor’s orders closely. Keep in mind that everyone will react differently to the same surgery, and your body will have its own speed at which it recovers, so patience is key.

Also, because the labia are sensitive, you may need painkillers in the days following the procedure, especially while the labia are bruised, sore, and swollen, which can make urinating and sitting uncomfortable.

To reduce swelling, you can apply cold compresses to the area, and you can also relieve some discomfort by wearing loose clothing. Maintaining an extremely high standard of hygiene is also imperative in order to keep the area from becoming infected. You should rinse your vagina each time you use the bathroom, and showering twice a day is recommended as well.

Returning to Work

Following a labiaplasty, you can probably go back to work after about three or four days. You should, however, still take care of yourself by avoiding thongs, tampons, and sex for roughly six weeks.

If any problems arise at any point in time during your healing process, whether you’re at home or at work, contact your doctor immediately.

Total Healing

Even though you can go back to work fairly quickly after a labiaplasty, you should still limit physical activity, such as exercise, for about a month. And even though the swelling and discomfort should subside within two weeks, total healing and total recovery could take as long as three months. Your doctor will know best, however, and can specifically tell you how long you should expect the recovery to take.

Before getting a labiaplasty, be sure to get the facts so that you can know what to expect before, during, and after the procedure. It will take quite a bit of time for your body to heal and get back to normal, but once you’re all better, you’ll love the results.

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September 15, 2016

100% Pure and Simple


Founded in a Napa, California farmhouse in 2005 and now based in Silicon Valley, 100% PURE® is an organic cosmetics beauty firm focused on providing healthy skin care, color cosmetics plus bath and body products. Completely free of all harmful toxins, 100% PURE® is a healthy and pure line of nourishing personal care items made only with the highest quality ingredients. 100% natural and 100% cruelty-free, all products are completely, 100% free of artificial colors, artificial fragrances, synthetic chemical preservatives and all other toxins. Beauty, as pure as it is powerful. Truly, health food for your skin. A selection of their amazing products will be gifted to the guests and award nominees staying at the Four Seasons Hotel this weekend.

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September 15, 2016

Olympia Makes Swag Easy to Carry


by Lisa Gal

This 30″ Drop Bottom Rolling Duffel by Olympia is the current house for the nominee swag being gifted courtesy of their luxury hotel in Beverly Hills this weekend. With a 5500 cu. in. capacity this will be the swag bag that keeps giving. Using recessed in-line skates with metal ball bearings these bags are sure to keep rolling for years to come. This particular duffel is available in 4 colors, black, red, blue and navy. This rolling duffel also includes a compression buckle and top webbing carry handle making for happy travels.

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September 15, 2016

Get Your Glow Back and Look Thirty Again


by Lisa Gal

Efrance Beauty is the most advanced skincare system available. Super-Boosted Triple Peptide Serum is their inaugural treatment product. Their anti-aging serum is like no other in that you will see and feel the reparative effects on your skin immediately. Loaded with peptides, SBTPS is a reparative serum forcing your skin to create its own collagen “for results that you will see”. Cucumber and Calendula Hydrating Cleanser is a great way to start your day with a boost of hydration. Eyejuvenate Eye Treatment is delicate but powerful at the same time; watch your fine lines disappear. Your eyes will look well rested. Resplendence Botanical Moisture Cream feels like a dream on your skin and deeply hydrates your skin to make you feel and look younger. All of these products repair and rehabilitate your skin. Your skin will feel completely hydrated and supple when used daily, and they really do give you back your youthful glow.

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September 15, 2016



In the Hawaiian language, aloha means “sharing the breath of life.” At ALOHA, we aim to do this by making health simple, fun, and accessible.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle has become needlessly complicated. False claims, conflicting messages in the media, and weak regulations in the wellness industry are constant sources of confusion. We are increasingly exposed to stress and environmental toxins that compromise our health. ALOHA works to address these challenges and make an impact.

We believe that the best nutrients come from whole foods, but even the most health conscious among us aren’t able to get everything our body needs from food alone. ALOHA provides the nutritional support you need to help maintain your already healthy lifestyle — plus a little nature-made oomph, just for good measure.

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September 15, 2016

Making Your Untouchable Feet Touchable


by Lisa Gal

There is nothing worse then rough feet. Even the slightest roughness snags your sheets and just feels uncomfortable, not to mention it doesn’t look great either. Baby Foot is an unparalleled, total foot care package that provides you with the opportunity to care for and maintain your feet at home. Baby Foot contains 17 kinds of natural extracts which have a high moisturizing power and astringency, thus the sole becomes smooth after peeling. Baby Foot not only peels the dead skin cells from your feet, it also maintains the grain of the skin and adds moisture to the skin. Exfoliate naturally and heal your heels with Baby Foot, a simple way to baby soft feet.

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