Archives for November 2016

November 30, 2016

A National Examiner IAGT Beauty Box “Win It”

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Pick up your copy to enter to win! There will be 3 winners chosen.

Brands participating in this fabulous Beauty Box include:

Miss Spa
Gerard Cosmetics
Pura d’or
Petal Fresh

You’ll love to win this! Thank you to the brands above for making this possible!

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November 29, 2016

Halos “The Mandarin Fruit” Workout

Halos Workout by Elizabeth Colen
(Chairs needed)

Standing Bent knee Crunch
Stand with legs hip width apart place the Halos behind left knee and bend the knee. Place your left hand behind your head and your right hand on chair for balance if need. Bring left leg up to meet left elbow. You are doing a standing crunch.
Recommended:
10-20

Butt Kick
Stand with legs hip width apart place the Halos behind left knee and bend the knee. Place your left hand on hip and your right hand on chair for balance if need. Bend at waist, Push your foot towards the ceiling. Pulse. This movement is very effective you will feel that butt cheek burn!
Recommended:
10-20

Twist
Stand with legs hip width apart place the Halos behind right knee and bend the knee to squeeze the fruit. Place your left hand behind your head and your right hand on chair for balance if need. Bring right leg up to meet left elbow, in a twist. You are working that waist!
Recommended:
10-20

Do all three movements then repeat on the other side.

Halo Fruit

November 29, 2016

Donna’s List of Natural Beauty Concoctions for Face & Hair

As many of you know, I use natural remedies on a regular basis and have shared some of them before but I thought I would share many of them in a list.

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I like to start out with an exfoliant.bowl-with-baking-soda-paste

Do you want to get your skin as smooth as a baby’s bottom? Nothing polishes the face better than the fine granules that baking soda is made of. I love to use this simple and inexpensive home remedy to smooth the skin, especially on the face. It’s quick and easy.donna-baking-soda-scrub

putting the baking soda paste on in a circular motion
It also travels well, dry in a sealed plastic baggy.

First, take a scoop of baking soda and add a small amount of water just enough to make a paste. Then, take the paste and put it on your face rubbing in a circular motion. Cover the whole face and stop when you feel that your face is fully cleaned and polished.

Lastly, run warm water and rinse. Make sure you get all the granules off.

Your skin will feel smooth and polished

Another natural exfoliant is honey. I keep a container in my bathroom so I can use it to wash my face when I take a bath or shower. It takes off the dirt and is a natural antibacterial. It does not strip the skin of natural oils and balances the skin. Even if the honey has started to turn more coarse and sugary I use it as it has a great exfoliant texture. In addition ,it is inexpensive!

 

Below are other options:

Banana oatmeal skin exfoliant
mash a banana with a small amount of oatmeal
blend well and apply to face for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water

Banana Peal acne relief
use the peal of a ripe yellow or yellow/ brown banana
put the inside part of the peal to the face where you have acne problem
rub over area for about 10 minutes till inside turns brown
leave it on an do not wash off for about one hour till you go to bed
you can however leave it on overnight
repeat daily until redness goes away.

Tomato Facial
cut a tomato in half and rub the half all over the face in a circular motion
rinse with warm water and moisturize

For a sunburn
tomato juice and /buttermilk delight
2 parts tomato juice and 4 parts buttermilk
mix together then put on sunburn let it stand for 30-40 minutes rinse

Facial MASKS

Sweet Banana Yogurt Mask
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Sweet Strawberry Honey Mask
3-4 small mashed strawberries
2tbl yogurt
1-2tbl honey
Combine ingredients put on face for 20minutes and rinse with warm water

Sweet Blueberry nourishing mask
1/4 cup Blueberries
1tbl honey
1tsp olive oil
mash berries add honey and oil and put on for 10 minutes rinse off with warm water

Hair Remedies

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Vinegar rinse-
wash hair and rinse with 1/3 cup vinegar and ? cool water

Rich Avocado treat
mash and avocado and add 1/2 cup olive oil blend well
apply the mixture to your hair wrap up in a towel for 20-30 minutes and rinse with warm water.

Deep conditioning Cucumber
1 egg
1/3 cucumber blended
1/4 cup almond oil
mix above ingredients well and apply to the hair for 20-30 minutes and rinse well with warm water

Healthy Hair Beer Rinse
take any type of beer at room temperature and rinse it onto your hair after it has been cleaned. Leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes and rinse well so there is no beer smell. It will leave the hair shiny and healthy looking.

Honey Avocado Hair repair
2tb honey
one egg yolk
2tbl olive oil
mix ingredients and slather over the hair let stand for 20-30 minutes then rinse with cool water

Overnight Coconut oil treatment
put on the coconut oil on scalp and hair before bed. Wrap up Wash it out in the morning.
This treatment can be done a few times a week.

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November 29, 2016

Keep your Kid’s Head warm with a little Glam from Pebble by Kahiniwalla!

 

unnamed-3The Fall weather brings some chills and with Winter air just around the corner, you need to make sure your kid’s are warm for the season! Pebble by Kahiniwalla has you covered with the most adorable and one-of-a-kind hats you and your babies will love! View the line at  www.kahiniwalla.com/shop

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Kahiniwalla is a business which distributes Fair Trade products and tells the story behind those products. They care about the quality of their products, how they’re made with the bigger picture in mind. Pebble is one of these products designed by Samantha Morshed, a social entrepreneur based in Bangladesh. Samantha’s vision for Pebble of providing a place close to rural homes in Dhaka where women could work flexible hours was just what over 12,000 rural women were looking for. These rural workplaces provide a welcome alternative to women moving to a large city to work in the garment industry leaving their families behind and making themselves vulnerable to unsafe, unjust and sometimes violent situations.

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November 29, 2016

Chloe Bridges & Narcos’ Martina Garcia’s Chic Casual Looks this Weekend!

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LOS ANGELES – November 21, 2016 – Actresses Chloe Bridges and Martina Garcia stepped out for the Chiara Ferragni Pop-Up Shop Grand-Opening at The Grove in Los Angeles this weekend wearing Lili Claspe and Armadio! Chloe Bridges showed off an edgy chic look with a denim skirt and graphic tee accessorized with Lili Claspe’s Vega Choker in Silver ($100, www.liliclaspe.com)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Model and actress Martina Garcia (L) and fashion designer Chiara Ferragni at the Chiara Ferragni Pop-Up Shop Grand-Opening at The Grove in Los Angeles at The Grove on November 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 19: Model and actress Martina Garcia (L) and fashion designer Chiara Ferragni at the Chiara Ferragni Pop-Up Shop Grand-Opening at The Grove in Los Angeles at The Grove on November 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)

Narcos’ star Martina Garcia completed her casual chic look with Armadio’s Maia Handbag in Black ($219, www.armadiofashion.com).
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November 27, 2016

On Trend Magazine Editor Favorite 2016

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PURA D’OR Hair Loss Prevention Therapy Intense Moisturizing Masque

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November 26, 2016

Eyelash Beauty: What you need to Know about Eyelash Extensions

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In this day and age, almost 90% of women use artificial means to enhance the appearance of their eyes. To mention but a few, eyeliners, mascara, eyelash extension, eye shadow are some of the beauty enhancers that a great majority of women have embraced.

Basically, eye lash extensions are added on the existing or rather natural eye lashes. The extensions are normally organic and synthetic and the procedure of placing the on your natural lashes will be painless. The main reason why women put on eyelash extensions is to make their lashes appear thicker and longer. Not to worry, these extensions are lightweight and comfortable to have on. Needless to say, eyelash extensions will make your eyes more appealing and your overall look more sophisticated and fresh.

However, before you do eyelash extension near me search, here is everything you need to know about eyelash extensions. So, for some exciting eyelash beauty tips, (please) read on.

Applying lash extensions

The most common question that almost every woman pops is, how long does it take to apply eyelash extensions? Well, according to most beauticians, it takes at least two hours to apply a full set of eyelash extensions. The lash experts have also made it known that since the procedure is painless, it has become a ‘dream come true’ for the modern woman.

The other concern that most women raise is when and how to have the lashes removed. According to lash experts, eyelash extensions can last up to 8 weeks but since this depends on the rate at which your hair grows, it is important that you have an eyelash maintenance procedure every three to four weeks.

To remove your lash extensions, please go to a ‘lashtician’ or an eye lash expert. The process of removing them without damaging your natural eyelashes can be tiring and time consuming.Brooke Jones,

How to Care for your Lash Extensions

When you decide to have those lash extensions, you better know how to care for them and make them last longer. After all, the reason for having them in the first place was to enhance the allure in your eyes. So, here is how you ensure that those eyelash extensions last long;

  • For the first night, sleep on your back – the glue that is used to fix these eyelash extensions can take like a day to dry up. So, to ensure that you do not get some funny kinks, sleep on your back for the first night or two. After that you can resume your normal sleeping position.
  • Avoid contact with water – it is important that you allow the glue to dry up. Therefore in addition to sleeping on your back, keep your eyes away from water.
  • Comb your eyelashes – using an eyelash brush, close your eyes and comb your lashes out. This will ensure that the lashes do not entangle and leaves them looking fresh and defined.
  • Oil them up – do not keep the eyelashes dry. Every once in a while, lube them up. The best remedy for dry eyelashes is baby oil. Gently rub a little baby oil on the eyelash extensions with your fingers.

BIO

Brooke Jones is a hair and beauty make-up artist. He has been in this field for 17 years now. You can visit his blog here for some more information on beauty. Just Google “eyelash extension near me” and you will land in her website.

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November 25, 2016

Confidence is Key

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Recently I attended a networking event called, “LipStick Mania Business Social” and the topic was about image. I was expecting the regular spiels about hair, make up, and clothes. To my surprise the speaker, Marjory Brifil spoke of inner image which I am all about. I believe that image is tied to your self-esteem and it has to come from within. She spoke of four topics I want to share with you.

Self-Awareness – The word says it all, aware of one’s self, including one’s traits, feelings, and behaviors. It is important to know thyself. Know your strengths and your weakness. If you are not sure of your strengths and weaknesses here is a little exercise you can do. Take a blank piece of paper and draw a line down the center on the right side write the word strength on the left side of the line write the word weakness. Then write at least things on 10 on each side.

Self-Care – Taking care of yourself is so important, yet we rarely do it on a regular basis. Women we put everyone in front of ourselves. Taking care of one’s self is a deliberate action you take to care for your physical, mental and emotional health. Make an appointment with yourself to do just that, read a book, exercise, or meditate, whatever you need to do to safeguard your well-being body, mind and spirt.

Passion – The definition of passion is a strong and barely controllable emotion. If you are not sure what your passion is, just think back to when you were a child. What did you like to do when you were little? What did you want to be when you grew up? Reconnect to what you loved and be passionate about it, may it be your business, your family or even your friends.

Enthusiast – Embrace your enthusiasm, don’t hold back because you fear judgement from others. When you do something enthusiastically, you do it with excitement and eagerness and when you are genuine others will feel your excitement and join in with you.
When you truly connect with these 4 things, your outer image will be vibrant and no one can resist you, people will be drawn to you and that will be beneficial to you and your business.

Get more information about Elizabeth Colen, confidence and conditioning coach on http://www.msfitone.com. Fit Mind, Body and Spirit

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November 23, 2016

New Theraflu™ ExpressMax™caplets provide an instant warming relief formula for colds and flu

THERAFLU™ ExpressMax® Warming Relief Formula For: Severe Cold & Cough

THERAFLU™
ExpressMax™
Warming Relief Formula
For: Severe Cold & Cough

 

The cold and flu season has arrived with its nasty symptoms that can not only be annoying but keep us from enjoying and participating in the fun seasonal activities with family and friends.

While already experiencing a cooler than average fall,  many of us have come down with frequent colds, coughs, sore throats,  body aches, and the like.  But there’s good news!!

GSK Consumer Health has launched a terrific new product that will help Americans manage those cold and flu seasonal symptoms by providing a unique over the counter symptom relief Caplet with a warming sensation! GSK Consumer Health is launching Theraflu™ ExpressMax™ caplets. This is the one and only cold and flu caplet that provides you with an instant warming sensation!

You’ll find that these new Caplets combine the same nonprescription maximum strength medicine* that we’ve come to expect from the Theraflu™ExpressMax™ family of products while delivering their unique warming sensation you’ll experience right away!    *Use only as directed. Maximum strength per 4-hour dose.

 Theraflu™Express Max™Formulas for Daytime and Nighttime are available now at major retailers across the country.                                                                                          

I wanted to find out more about these new products to share with you, and  was truly  delighted to have an opportunity to ask Peter Van Zile, the Pharm.D., Country Medical Affairs Principal Scientist, Respiratory for GSK Consumer Healthcare the following questions:

#1. Vicki: Colds and flu may occur at any time, but is there a particular season when colds and flu seem to be more prevalent?

Mr.Van Zile: We’re constantly coming into contact with viruses and bacteria, so you’re right – it’s possible to catch a cold or get the flu year-round. Cold and flu season typically coincides with the fall and winter. The incidence of flu usually peaks in January – February and may last as late as May. Remember to wash your hands often during this time!

#2. Vicki: What differentiates a cold from the flu, and what symptoms might a person typically experience from each?

Mr. Van Zile: The influenza virus, commonly called the flu, is a contagious respiratory infection. Unlike the common cold, the flu may cause severe illness and life-threatening complications in some people. Flu symptoms include nasal congestion, sore throat, headache, body ache, cough, and fever. If you suspect your symptoms are the result of the flu, you should consult your healthcare provider. Theraflu™ ExpressMax™ Caplets come in both Daytime and Nighttime options for severe cold and cough.

#3. Vicki:  What are the benefits for the consumer?

 Mr.Van Zile: With new Theraflu™ ExpressMax™ Caplets, consumers can feel confident that symptom relief is on the way, no matter the time of day. In addition to the symptoms temporarily relieved by the Daytime, the Night Time also relieves a runny nose, sneezing, itchy nose or throat, and itchy, watery eyes.  They can also expect the same powerful over-the-counter symptom relief they get from the Theraflu™ family of products, but now with a unique warming sensation they can instantly feel.

#4. Vicki:  Are you able to take Theraflu™ ExpressMax™ Severe Cold & Cough Caplets if you develop a cold and are taking prescribed medications?

Mr. Van Zile: You shouldn’t use Theraflu™ ExpressMax™ Caplets with any other drug containing acetaminophen (prescription or nonprescription) or if you’re allergic to acetaminophen. If you aren’t sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen, ask your doctor or pharmacist. You also shouldn’t use Theraflu™ ExpressMax™ Caplets if you’re taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson’s disease), or for two weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you don’t know if your prescription drug contains a MAOI, ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product. Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking the blood thinning drug warfarin.

#5. Vicki:  Please tell us more about the warming relief formula in the Theraflu™  Caplets.

Mr. Van Zile:  Theraflu™ ExpressMax™ Caplets are the one and only cold and flu caplet that provides a unique warming sensation you can instantly feel. The formulation has been designed to allow the ingredients that cause the warming sensation to dissolve in the mouth when the tablet is consumed. The warming sensation will be felt in the mouth and then in the throat and upper chest when the product is swallowed.

Vicki: Thank you so much Mr. Van Zile for sharing this extremely helpful and valuable information about the new Theraflu™ ExpressMax™ Caplets.        

I’d also like to thank GSK Consumer Healthcare for sending me a complimentary box of Theraflu™ ExpressMax™ Caplets. It’s reassuring to know that my family and I are now prepared for the cold and flu season as winter is on the way.  

THERAFLU™ ExpressMax® Warming Relief Formula For: Severe Cold & Cough

THERAFLU™
ExpressMax™
Warming Relief Formula
For: Severe Cold & Cough

(Any quoted or paraphrased information in this article was obtained from a provided PR fact sheet and my interview with Mr. Peter Van Zile. Sincere gratitude to Peter Van Zile, Pharm.D., Country Medical Affairs Principal Scientist, Respiratory for GSK Consumer Healthcare for taking time out from his busy schedule to answer my questions aboutTheraflu™ExpressMax™ caplets.)

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November 22, 2016

How to Successfully Market your Dentistry Website to your Audience

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Business websites have become the ultimate way for business minded people to reach out to their potential client base. Well, this is not any different when it comes to dentistry. Yes, believe it or not, dentists are going above and beyond to ensure that they reach as many patients as possible.

Needless to say, if you want to make the best out of what exactly it is you are offering, then online marketing is something you must embrace. First things first, this kind of connection will never happen until you set up a business website or blog. The website should contain quality, informative and convincing content that is going to lure your audience.

As we all know, a website is not really a website until you get excellent rankings on Google, right? Well, read on to understand how you can be able to market you services online and start your journey to high rankings.

  • Research widely

For your dental SEO Company to become successful, you must stay relevant to who you are and what you are. Because you are pursuing on becoming the best dentistry website, then your web content should include everything there is to know about diagnosis, treatment of disease, prevention of diseases and basically anything about oral cavity and health.

Explore different dentistry websites and try to find out what it is they are putting out there. Fundamentally, compare and contrast. When that is said and done, you can now find ways of standing out from those other websites and emerging the top, because whether we like it or not, a website is as good as dead when you have zero traffic to the website.

  • Be informative

The only way you can get traffic to your website is when you provide information that is precise, helpful and convincing. So, for online marketing, generate articles that are good enough for your clients. Basically, search engine optimization is all about those articles building a strong platform for your website on Google rankings.

So, all you need to do is create quality and detailed content that your viewers will want to read through. Ensure that your articles flow well, that your grammar is on point and that they are as informative as possible. Moreover, ensure that the article flows well so that the reader can actually read through every single detail.

Key Points to Remember

  • Nowadays, most potential clients spend most of their time on the internet.
  • Your website should not only inform, but also educate, diagnose, and treat oral conditions as well as promote oral health
  • SEO (search engine optimization) is an important feature in the business world today, and definitely dentistry is no exception.
  • Every single detail is important when it comes to marketing your website
  • Wow your audience with top quality content.
  • Focus on getting good reviews; they will contribute to your being ranked high.
  • When you get traffic, your business grows and that means more money for you.

BIO

Terrence Lawrence is a web content developer for a dental SEO company. He is a great fun of football match. He spends most of his free time watching football matches or reading football magazine. Visit his blog here for more information.

 

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