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October 23, 2017

7 tips that will help you have awesome hair

Every person, be it a girl or a guy wants amazing looking hair. Something about the hair is really attractive and has been considered the symbol of beauty for ages. Not everyone has silky and smooth hair and feel left out and unappreciated.

However, people do not know that getting amazing hair is not such a complicated process and anyone can use some simple hacks to get themselves beautiful looking hair in no time. You do not have to go to the salon and spend a lot of money and these cheap tips and tricks can help you anytime you want.

Here are some tips and tricks that you need to follow immediately.

Before Washing the Hair

Before washing the hair comb the hair properly. Combing the hair before washing keeps them sorted out and they do not break at all during washing them. Also combing the hair increases the blood circulation in scalp and aids in hair growth.

During Washing the Hair

During washing the hair keep some points in mind. Use shampoos that do not have a lot of chemicals that can damage your hair. Conditioning is a must for a healthy hair. So condition after washing your hair regularly. Do not condition every day since that can also be harmful to the hair. Furthermore while picking up the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair make sure you buy both the things we of the same brand or the line. There could be chemicals in your shampoo and conditioner that could clash and harm you.

After Washing the Hair

After washing the hair deal with the wet hair carefully. The wet hair is really fragile and can break just with a strong tug or pull. Make sure you dry them off gently. Do not use excessive heat on your hair even when they are wet. Having a flat iron that has temperature control is the best way to go. Do not ever brush your hair immediately after washing them.

Oiling the Hair in Right Way

Oiling of the hair is extremely important. So apply warm oil over the scalp regularly and keep it there for over two hours and then wash it off thoroughly. Do not apply oil to your hair for long durations of time as it can cause the scalp to be oily and your hair would look greasy.

Too Many Products Are Harmful

People have a notion that if they use every product on their hair it will become better. This is just not true. The lesser the chemical products, the better is the hair. Make sure you use only the products on your hair that are absolutely necessary.

Use These Home Remedies

Use home remedies on your hair to give them a glow up without any side effects. Make your own home based conditioners and apply them on your hair. You can also make hair masks with eggs and bananas and apply them on the hair to give them luster.

Be Gentle On That Hair

Be gentle on your hair as you are on the other parts of the body. Do not tie your hair tightly or braid them during bedtime. Additional teasing the hair might sound like a great way to give it volume, it is the worst thing you can do to your hair.

These tips and tricks are best for each and every kind of hair. However, you can still use some innovations yourself. Keep in mind that the more you take care of your scalp, the better will be the hair. Another thing that ensures great looking hair is a healthy diet. A healthy diet is a must for you to look beautiful and your hair to glow in every form. Furthermore, understand that the home remedies for hair are really effective and follow them religiously. The basic thing is, if you keep your hair properly, it will look better and better.

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October 23, 2017

Hard Candy’s 2017 Halloween Collection has arrived

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October 23, 2017

Romee Strijd Wears English Factory!

NEW YORK, NY – October 23, 2017 – Romee Strijd shared a photo of herself wearing English Factory this morning on Instagram while out and about in New York! The stunning model looked cozy and chic as she posed in the Scallop Hem Knit Sweater in Dark Navy ($90, www.shopbop.com).

 

 

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October 18, 2017

CBD effect on Leukemia – Let’s find out

CBD or CannaBiDiol effects have been studied and tested again and again, and the results are life-saving. A natural component of the hemp plant, which is the male cannabis plant, (typically found in the northern hemisphere, grown specifically for industrial use), they have active CBD components and can be used without causing any psychotropic effect of TetraHydroCannabinol (THC).

CBD vape oil, more appropriately called CBD e-liquid or CBD vape juice is specifically made to be vaped.  Vaping is the act of inhaling vapor produced by any cigarette or personal vaporizer.  They are not extracted from cannabis, but rather industrial hemp, as long as it contains less than a permissible range of 0.3% THC. Any cannabis with higher THC levels is considered marijuana instead.

  • Health benefits of CBD include :
  • For Brain – Anti anxiety, Anti – depressant, Antioxidant, Neuroprotective ( anti stress)
  • For Stomach – Anti-Emetic, Appetite controller
  • For Eyes –  Vasorelaxant for Glaucoma
  • For Heart – Anti Inflammatory, Anti Ischemic (prevents plaque buildup)
  • For Osteoporosis – stimulating bone growth and strengthening it further
  • Cancer treatment

The effect varies from dose to dose, person to person and ailment to ailment. But so far with it is proven much safer compare to THC, as it effects different parts of the brain, it is soothing and relaxing,  it does not get you ‘HIGH’, but with THC you just get ‘HIGH’.

  • CBD effects on leukemia

Leukemia is a cancer of bone marrow and blood cells, resulting in very unusual high number of WBC or leukocytes (White blood cells). Healthy blood cells generally die after their life span and are replaced by the new ones, which are produced by bone marrow.

The abnormal blood cells do not die when they should, and hinder the function and growth of healthy white blood cells by crowding out space for good cells in the blood resulting in poor blood clotting causing minor hemorrhage, poor immunity system, anemia, weight lose, bone pain and tiredness. Crowding out good white as well as red blood cells (RBC) which are oxygen carrying cells from lungs to the rest of the body results in chronic fatigue, dizziness, bone pain and making your body ready to easily bruise an bleed.

  • Treatment of Leukemia

Leukemia is often treated with blood transfusions, chemotherapy, and radiation, which are no gentle to the patient’s body. Blood transfusion is a life-long therapy where as chemotherapy has a long time side effects like: High BP, Hearing loss, heart problems, lung problems, hormonal imbalances, osteoporosis, infertility to name a few.

It also kills both healthy and unhealthy cells, thereby further damaging the body.

With so many side effects, it is not surprising that after successful experiments of CBD deals for treatment of Leukemia, companies are coming up with different products to suit the different requirements of patient. With different varieties of oils and juices available, which are non-toxic and promising results, it is not surprising that patients and their families are looking forward to it.

CBD vape juice can be consumed orally by mixing the required dosage with your juice or buying pre mixed ones, MINUS THE SIDE EFFECTS.

 

  • WHY CBD vape juice?

 

  • AntiProliferate :  prevent or retard the spread of unhealthy maligned cells to the surrounding cells.
  • Apoptosis (Cell Suicide): Few carcinogens can naturally die in right conditions. But in normal conditions they don’t respond to such signals and grow rapidly. With CBD, apoptosis is initiated automatically, within 6 hours of administration of the medicine, and thus make all leukemia cells respond to CBD treatment.
  • CBD compounds: They are naturally Anti-metastatic  and  anti-angiogenesis,  isolating tumor cells from healthy cells, thereby preventing the rapid growth an also preventing the tumor cells to find blood vessels and the tumor starve to their apoptosis and gets flush out of the system. In this way not only the healthy cells remain healthy but without much pain and discomfort, the patient is on its road to fast recovery.

CBD e-juice or CBD vape juice also helps in controlling

  • Poor appetite
  • Nausea
  • Chronic pain in bones and body
  • Neuropathy
  • Mental stimulation against stress
  • Autism
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • ALS
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Migraine
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Depression
  • Stroke

Perhaps, with all its benefits one more best part is that you don’t need any medical recommendation and it is available to everyone. Its small controlled doses, prefilled, helps you to control the intake.

It is discreet and convenient and does not take you ‘HIGH’.

Whether or not CBD is fully effective on Humans (adults and children) is still for debate. The case history of people who decided to go for it on its own and are leading a less painful life or were less torturous compared to chemotherapy vouch for this miracle herb.

 

Disclaimer:

 

“The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment”.

“The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment”.

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October 18, 2017

Get your beautiful smile the “HUMBLE” way

My husband and I try to do as much as we can to help the environment. We recycle, compost, use organic fertilizer and insecticides. Whenever possible, we purchase products in containers that are recyclable.  It can be a hard thing to do and it definitely takes some effort. Luckily, The Humble Co.  has made it much easier. They have created two great products that are safe for the environment, a Toothbrush and Toothpaste.

The Humble Toothbrush is fantastic. The handle is made out of 100% biodegradable **bamboo which naturally provides a non-slip surface. The toothbrush also has an ergonomic grip and sleek design, giving it look awesome in the bathroom. The brush head is as firm as the brush I am using now and does a great job cleaning your teeth.  The Humble Toothbrush is available in an array of colors. You also have a choice of bristles and options for your children. The Humble Box is made from recycled materials and even the inside wrapper is compostable.

The Humble Brush is Vegan, crulety-free and BPA-free.

We love companies that give back and The Humble Company does just that. The Humble Smile Foundation delivers professional and sustainable healthcare projects in much needed regions around the world. The Foundation is funded by every Humble Brush purchase.

DID YOU KNOW?

**Did you know that bamboo is not a tree but the fastest growing plant on earth? It is naturally antibacterial which means that there is no need to use fertilizers or pesticides during its cultivation.”

As stated by the Humble Company “the bamboo used by the Humble Company is naturally grown to the desired height and is harvested in China. The processing, production and packaging are all done by hand. The bamboo gets cut into strips, steamed and stripped of the tough outer layer. It dries in the sun and then gets cut into workable pieces. The outside of the material gets stripped again, and the sides are hand-crafted to form the optimal shape. Holes are drilled into the head, the entire brush is sanded and our logo is laser burned into the handle. It is treated with natural wax and the bristles are inserted. After packaging your Humble Brush is ready for shipping.

If you want to takes steps in helping the environment start brushing your teeth with the Humble Brush. Your landfill will thank you for it.

#humblebrush #thehumbleco

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October 17, 2017

Mila Kunis Wears True Religion

LOS ANGELES, CA – October 10, 2017 – Mila Kunis was spotted over the weekend wearing True Religion while running errands in Los Angeles. This is the second time the actress has been photographed looking laid-back and relaxed in her Collette Skinny Womens Jean ($199, www.truereligion.com).
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October 16, 2017

Show the World your Beautiful Smile with Rembrandt

 

I decided to give another “teeth whitener” a try. The last product I tested out used a lighted device and because my teeth are sensitive, that did not work for me. The product before that required use of a mold and I wasn’t comfortable wearing the mold so that didn’t work. REMBRANDT 1 Week Whitening Kit restored my faith in teeth whiteners. There was nothing fancy about REMBRANDT except placing whitening strips on your teeth twice a day, that’s it.

What I LOVED most about REMBRANDT Strips is that they stick very well and are designed to mold around your teeth, front and back. As you can see from the photo above, each strip is individually packaged. You simply peel of the strip and place on your clean teeth. The strip adheres to your teeth and you press the remainder of the strip to the back of your teeth.  Repeat step to lower teeth. After 30 minutes, you peel off the strip and brush your teeth.   These unique whitening strips have  “StayPut™ Whitening Strip technology allowing each strip to be custom-fit” to your teeth.

REMBRANDT 1 Week Whitening Kit  contains 2 weeks worth of powerful whitening strips  and contains enamel-safe ingredients used by dentists. “REMBRANDT Strips delivers maximum coverage to whiten the front and back of teeth.”

There is no mess, no horrible taste and no leakage of solution when wearing the strip. You can even talk because the strips don’t interfere with your speech. I wore them at home while doing phone work and no one even noticed.

I learned from the research I did before trying the REMBRANDT Teeth Whitening Kit that there are 2 types of tooth discoloration:

1.) EXTRINSIC STAINS, which are on the surface of your teeth. These stains can be caused by beverages like tea, coffee or wine.

2.) INTRINSIC STAINS, which are deeper set inside teeth can be caused by such things as medications, past traumas to the mouth, infection, or the natural aging process.

I was told by my dentist that my teeth are less white due to INTRINSIC STAINS but I believe I have a little of both types of staining. After using REMBRANDT 1 Week Whitening Kit,  I definitely noticed  a difference. I was so excited the REMBRANDT Strips worked.  Once a week I use the 3 day booster to maintain my improved color. The strips are so easy to use, it’s not a chore at all and I am loving the results.

 

I have also been following up with REMBRANDT DEEPLY WHITE® Peroxide formula toothpaste formulated for intrinsic stains. this toothpastw contains powerful ingredients that whiten teeth from the inside out. “Its rapid-release peroxide starts working on contact to get deep stains inside teeth to visibly whiten. Sodium fluoride, an anti-cavity agent, strengthens teeth by restoring tooth enamel.”

For Extrinsic Stains, try REMBRANDT INTENSE STAIN® toothpaste which “targets particles left behind from food and drink as two types of micro-polishers help to remove surface (extrinsic) stains while tetrapotassium pyrophosphate helps prevent future buildup. Sodium fluoride restores enamel which strengthens teeth, allowing this combination to be effective at polishing away stains and keeping teeth strong.”

It’s worth the time and “No” trouble to have a beautiful smile . REMBRANDT has other amazing products for you to try and you can find them at  www.rembrandt.com

 You can find Rembrandt at major retail drugstores nationwide. I found mine at Target.

 

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October 16, 2017

Top 7 Exercises for Making Your Belly Flat at Home

Belly fat refers to the fat gathered around the stomach area. It is commonly also known as the stubborn fat, as it is very hard to get rid of. Fortunately, there are many exercises for making your belly flat at home.

Keep in mind that exercising won’t only help you get rid of stubborn fat. It will also provide you with numerous health benefits. Regular physical activity has been proven extremely beneficial for both the body and the mind. Exercising is also capable of boosting our cognitive abilities and increasing our happiness.

Creating a Workout Plan

Create a workout plan based on your preferences. In this article, you will be introduced some of the most effective exercises for eliminating belly fat.

  • Include a wide variety of exercises in your plan.
  • Switch the exercises and their order on a regular basis. The muscles get used to exercises that they regularly encounter. By pre-planning your training, you can, therefore, increase the efficiency of the workouts.
  • Make sure to exercise at least 5 times per week. Short and intensive training can help you deal with the lack of time.
  • For additional motivation, try exercising together with your partner or a friend.
  • 1. Mountain Climbing

Mountain climbing is one of the toughest belly fat burners. Rewardingly, it is also extremely beneficial, not only for your belly but for the whole torso.

  1. Start with the pushup position. You can do so by placing your palms on the floor.
  2. Extending your legs to form a plank.
  3. To begin with, this exercise, raise your right foot and move the knee up to your chest.
  4. Continue by alternating the legs – as the right one goes back down, the left one moves up.

Tip: Forgetting the most out of this exercise, follow these simple instructions. Perform the mountain climbing for 20 seconds without stopping. Take a rest for 10 seconds in a pushup position. Repeat the process for 4 minutes or until you can’t take it anymore. Make sure to avoid any additional breaks besides the 10-second intervals.

         2. Plank

This exercise seems quite easy, at least until you try it out yourself. To perform a plank, get yourself into the pushup position.

  1. Place your hands directly below your shoulders on the floor.
  2. Extend your legs and allow your toes to hold you off the floor.
  3. Make sure that your body is straight then focused on your abs.
  4. Hold this position for 2 minutes or as long as you can.
  5. Repeat 3 times in a row, allowing a short break between each repetition.

Alternatively, you can also lean on your forearms instead of your palms.

3. Crunches

Crunches are one of the best ways to get rid of belly fat fast. They come in many variations so you will never get bored with this exercise.

  1. Lie down with your back facing the exercising mat on your floor.
  2. Bend your knees and position your feet on the mat. Alternatively, you can also lift your feet and form a 90-degree angle between your torso and thighs, and between thighs and feet.
  3. Place your palms on the back of your head. You can also cross them over your chest.
  4. Inhale deeply while lying down. Proceed to lift your upper body, but only up to a 30- or 40-degree angle. Once you feel your abs burning, hold this position for a second or two and exhale. Don’t enter the full sit-up form.
  5. Inhale deeply again as you go back down.
  6. Repeat this process for at least 10 times.

Repeat 3 to 4 sets of10 or more repetitions in each set.

4. Ball Slam

Are you ready to bring back some memories from high school? You’re going to need a medicine ball for this wonderful exercise that will help you build up your torso. Push the exercise hard enough and you’ll be losing tons of fats!

  1. Stand straight and hold the ball in your hands extending above your head.
  2. Spread your feet apart to match the position of your shoulders.
  3. Use all of your force to slam the ball on the floor.
  4. Catch the ball and repeat the process around 10 times before taking a 1-minute break.
  5. Perform 3 – 5 repetitions.

5. Kettlebell Swing

The explosiveness of this exercise assures the maximum calories burn in a short period of time. It will make your heart rate jump immediately and proceed to focus on hammering your core.

  1. Bend at the hips to reach a half-sitting position.
  2. Get a good grip of the kettlebell. Hold it down and in front of you at the length of your arms.
  3. Swing the kettlebell backward between your legs.
  4. Thrust your hips forward and swing the kettlebell at the height of your shoulders.
  5. Proceed to the starting position and repeat up to 20 times per set.

6. Pike and Extend

Here is an easy-to-do exercise effective at burning fats right from your home. Simply lie down on your back and extend the legs straight up over your hips. Keep your arms extended behind your head. Crunch up and reach out towards your feet with extended arms. Keep your legs straight at all times. Bring arms back down and repeat around 20 times per set.

Alternatively, you can follow the same procedure but raise only one leg at a time. Start by lifting right leg first, then left, then repeating the process until reaching 20 repetitions.

7. Bicycling Exercise

This is another intensive calorie-burning exercise great at making your belly flat. Luckily, you don’t even need a bike for it.

  1. Lie down on a mat and keep your hands behind your head.
  2. Lift both of your legs and bend them around the knee area.
  3. Bring the knees near your chest while keeping your right leg away and extended.
  4. Take the left leg away and bring the right leg near your chest.
  5. Repeat the process as if you are cycling.

Final Word

Getting rid of belly fat and obtaining a flat stomach is almost everyone’s desire. It is certainly not an easy job, but if you are determined to succeed, the exercises presented in this article will help you out greatly.

Get the most out of your free time and exercise right in the comfort of your home. Do some mountain climbing, bicycling, crunching, or ball slamming to get rid of some fats immediately. For additional effects, create a workout plan that will include various exercises, including pike & extend plank, and kettlebell swing. Start working on your flat belly today!

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October 16, 2017

Erin Heatherton Wears Adrianna Papell!

Los Angeles, CA – October 16, 2017 –  Erin Heatherton was photographed wearingAdrianna Papell this weekend at the MARAJO Haircare launch party in Los Angeles. The Victoria’s Secret model posed on the red carpet in Adrianna Papell’s Cold Shoulder Purple Mermaid Gown (price available upon request, www.adriannapapell.com).
Photos credit contact: www.startraksphoto.com and Instagram
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October 16, 2017

Talking Fashion And Beauty With Model Afiya Bennett

New York-based top model Afiya Bennett has appeared in countless advertising campaigns and runways all over the world.

Appearing currently in Rihanna’s beauty line, Fenty Beauty, and working with brands such as Nike, Fiji Water, Rue 21, and many others, Afiya is a seasoned vet when it comes to the modeling industry.

She was recently in Hollywood lending her support to a charity event, and so It’s A Glam Thing caught up with her to chat fashion & beauty…

NICK NORTHSTAR: How would you describe your own personal style – both while at home and while out in public / on the red carpet?

AFIYA BENNETT: I would describe my personal style as sleek but sexy. I love making a statement when I walk in the room whether it be modest or not. I think that fashion is my way of making a statement without saying anything verbally. It also leaves an impression behind. I never forget an amazing jacket, pants or pair of shoes that I have seen. Statement pieces definitely inspire me to take my style to the next level.

NN: What are some of your favorite beauty products that you use to get red-carpet ready?

AB: Some of my favorite beauty products would definitely have to be the six shade concealer Pallet from Mac Cosmetics as well as the Glow Kit from Anastasia. The concealer pallet evens your complexion, and has your foundation, contour color and concealer, all in one. When it comes to the The Glow Kit, it gives your face a highlight in all the right places. This includes on the cheek bone, the bridge of your nose and the corner of your eyes. The highlight definitely makes you pop on the red carpet.

NN: As a model, who are some of your favorite fashion designers?

AB: Believe it or not one of my all time favorite stores is Zara. I think Zara is extremely stylish and affordable. However on the more upscale side of things, I adore Balmain, and Marc Jacobs. Their collections never disappoint me.

NN: What is your favorite Instagram filter? Or #NoFilter?

AB: My favorite Instagram filter is not even an Instagram filter but the first Snapchat filter. I wish Instagram had the Snapchat filters, because I usually upload my photos to Snapchat and then Instagram afterwards.

NN: What Top 3 Fashion Trends do you LOVE right now?

AB: My top three fashion trends that I love right now would have to be patent leather skirts, pants and even dresses. I also love a bold red dress, red always makes a statement and leaves an impression behind. Lastly I love a cute mom jean. You can dress it up or even dress it down on your day off.

NN: What Top 3 Fashion Trends do you HATE right now?

AB: The top three fashion trends that I hate right now would definitely start with the man romper. I do not think that men should wear rompers under any circumstances. My next fashion pet peeve would be male pants that are too tight. I think there is a fine line between being fashion forward and one’s pants simply being too small. My last fashion “No, No” would be shoes without laces. Some people may like it but it’s simply just not my taste.

NN: What is your advice to anyone wanting to pursue a full-time career in modeling?

AB: My advice to anyone wanting to pursue a full time career in modeling is to study your craft and never give up. If fitting into the industries standards of beauty is not working at the moment, don’t be discouraged; create your own platform. Lastly, I would tell them to be prepared, having tough skin is a must in this industry.

NN: What is your definition of “Glam”?

AB: My definition of Glam starts from the inside out. It is definitely amazing hair, makeup, nails, and outfit from head to toe. But it is also self confidence. How you feel about yourself, and how you view yourself will triumph any outfit and it will shine so bright that it brings the entire outfit to life.

NN: How does the style in New York compare to that in Hollywood (where you travel to often)?

AB: I think that New Yorkers are more relaxed on any every day basis but definitely show out during New York Fashion Week. That is when everyone brings out there best gear and shows it off to the world. However I feel that in Hollywood, people are a lot more glamorous all of the time. The glamour is not just in the way they dress but as an overall lifestyle.

NN: And final question… Love or hate it: the Zoolander movies?!

AB: When it comes to Zoolander movies, I love it! I definitely prefer comedy movies any day of week over scary.

Learn more about Afiya at her website: afiyabennettblog.com

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