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October 21, 2018

PILDORA LAUNCHES #FASHIONABILITY: DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT SERIES

Pildora , the world’s first luxury lifestyle brand dedicated to sustainable fashion and entertainment, announced last week that it has launched the #Fashionability: Designer Spotlight Series. Every month leading up to New York Fashion Week in February, the series will honor one up-and-coming fashion designer who is dedicated to sustainability – both in design and in their everyday lives.

 

Pildora x Alexander Acosta – Sustainable Fashion Shoot

Pildora x Alexander Acosta – Sustainable Fashion Shoot

 

The Series kicked off by honoring the fast-rising Dominican-American fashion designer Alexander Acosta, who integrates leftover fabrics by upcycling the materials for use in his collections. Each month leading up to New York Fashion Week in February, a new designer will be announced and honored on Pildora’s digital channels, leading up to Pildora’s #Fashionability event at Fashion Week.

The first iteration of #Fashionability was held during Miami Fashion Week in July 2018, by bringing sustainability, fashion and luxury to life through an experiential event, featuring choreographed performance art pieces, live music and fashion shows. Now, #Fashionability is launching its Designer Spotlight Series to honor up and coming designers, while also shedding light on sustainability in fashion.

“At Pildora, we’re firm believers in the significance of taking small steps towards sustainability in our everyday lives,” stated Christina Almeida, Founder of Pildora. “By launching the #Fashionability: Designer Spotlight Series, we will not only honor up and coming designers who are committed to sustainable practices, but we hope to inspire the larger fashion community to take small steps to help the environment, one day at a time.”

Designers interested in the #Fashionability: Designer Spotlight Series can submit themselves at Pildora.events. The requirements are that the designer promotes and abides by one or all of Pildora’s seven sustainable fashion guiding principles, which include the following: Using recycled, upcycled and vintage fabrics, utilizing handcraftsmanship techniques, promoting fair-trade practices, supporting the local community, using organic materials and lastly, supporting charitable causes.

If selected, the designer will be contacted by Pildora’s team, and featured on the company’s website and social platforms, with a chance to be honored during the #Fashionability event in February.

For additional information, official rules, and to submit a designer, please visit: https://www.pildora.events/fashionabilityseries/.

 

Christina Almeida – Founder of Pildora Events

Christina Almeida – Founder of Pildora Events

 

About Pildora

Pildora is a creative luxury lifestyle brand driven by global events, creative content and entertainment production. Founded by female entrepreneur Christina Almeida, Pildora uses a Human Centered Design (HCD) approach to develop start-to-finish high-end, unforgettable experiences that integrate art, music, dance, fashion and content production with sustainability. Centered on environmental friendliness and social impact, Pildora’s goal is to give a voice to sustainable designers and brands, and provide a platform for people to learn to live a more sustainable life. In all aspects of development of Pildora’s production, the company takes into consideration all stakeholders, including the environment and surrounding neighborhood. For more information on Pildora, visit: https://www.pildora.events/.

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October 17, 2018

8 Tips To Grow Taller

Growing taller (increasing your height) is a lot easier than you think, but you have to be sure that you have activated a lot of little things that will help you.  You can use these tips to make your body change, and you need to try them all at the same time so that you can compound your results. Someone who is trying to change their body over time needs to be sure that they have a list of things that they can to make it easier for them to change the way in which they want to see themselves.

 

Little girl with trees

 

  1.  Try A Program

 

Heightgainers.com is a good program for you to use, and you will find that you can completely change how you see your body because this site tells you what they can do to help you.  You need to get started here so that you can see your height change, and you will pile on all the other things on this list to make the program work even better.

 

  1.  Sleep

 

You need to be on a better sleep schedule.  Your body can recover if it is resting and has more time to repair itself.

 

  1.  Diet

 

You need to be on a lean diet that will not add any weight to your body.  There are a lot of people who are trying to get on a better diet, and you can simply use the diet to make sure that you are healthier in every way that you want.

 

  1.  Vitamin D

 

Taking a vitamin D supplement is good for you because it can help you make sure that you are healthy as possible.  You just have to be sure that you have chosen the supplement that you can take twice a day.

 

  1.  Calcium

 

Calcium is something that you can get from milk and supplements.  You have to be sure that you have figured out what will work best for this, but it could be a combined diet and supplement thing.

 

  1.  Zinc

 

Zinc is something that you can get in a supplement, and it is very easy to take.  You can use this supplement along with your others, and it helps you feel your best when you are trying to infuse your body with minerals.

 

  1.  Hanging Exercises

 

Hanging exercises help to stretch your joints in a safe way, but they are just one part of gaining inches in your height and making your body better.

 

  1.  Pilates

 

Pilates is meant to stretch the body, and it is the thing that you can actually use with machines that will stretch your joints.  You will start to grow because you have forced your body to do so, and you will start to get taller if you have also made sure that you have used the other tips above.

 

Someone who wants to have a taller body has to do something that is going to help them gain height quicker.  They can start a system, and they can use all the tips above to get the results that they need.

 

It’s a Glam Thing disclaimer: Before beginning  any exercise or health program, consult a healthcare provider for the appropriate  actions and precautions.

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October 17, 2018

Osmosis Colour Creates Think Pink Lip Gloss to Benefit Charity Dancers Against Cancer

Osmosis Colour Mineral Cosmetics is launching a new Lip Gloss today called Think Pink. With a percentage of all proceeds going to the charity Dancers Against Cancer, this creamy, sheer shade has a subtle shimmer and a high shine finish.

 

Introducing the newest shade to the Osmosis Colour Lip Goss collection, Think Pink ($19) is a beautiful sheer pink with a high shine finish. Robin McGee, Osmosis Colour Founder and Dr. Ben Johnson, Co-Founder along with Kids Artistic Review, a sponsor of Dancers Against Cancer, created this shade to raise money for the charity Dancers Against Cancer (DAC).

Donating a percentage of all Think Pink proceeds, Robin, Ben and their daughters chose this organization because they have witnessed firsthand the impact of this program on those battling cancer. DAC’s mission is to create an alliance in the dance community that provides financial support and inspiration to instructors, choreographers, dancers and their families who have been impacted by cancer.

With an irresistible scent of grapefruit and strawberry, all Osmosis lip glosses feature a creamy, rich texture and 3D pigments to help lips appear fuller and more plumped. The line’s jojoba and sunflower oils hydrate and nourish, encouraging the healing process and turning dry, chapped areas into baby smooth and soft. Enhancing your natural barriers to lock moisture in, each formula will also promote firmness and elasticity. Each swipe of luminous color will even help remove free radicals and block environmental age-factors, all thanks to its antioxidant packed ingredients. Gluten-Free. Oncology Friendly

Price: $19 from https://www.osmosisskincare.com/LipGloss.aspx?cn=results

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October 16, 2018

 n:p beautiful by Celebrity Hairstylist David Babaii Launches at Nordstrom

Launching at Nordstrom, n:p beautiful, created by celebrity hairstylist David Babaii, features innovative styling tools (a vibrating flat iron!) along with haircare containing plant stem cells. According to Meghan Markle, this under the radar hair brand is “Life Changing”.  The brand also gives 10% of net proceeds to Pediatric Cancer Research and Animal Welfare charities.

Beauty begins the moment you open the box

It’s sleek and sexy, but natural and conscious too: giving back is the new beautiful.

Created by celebrity hairstylist David Babaii, n:p beautiful is a new line of revolutionary hairstyling tools and products utilizing the science of stem cell technology just launched at Nordstrom.
https://shop.nordstrom.com/c/np-beautiful-shop?origin=brandindex 

After seven years of research, David Babaii, Chief Global Creative Director, is proud to introduce plant stem cells into his now, patent-pending haircare. Working tirelessly to capture the essence and wonder of Mother Nature in a bottle, he managed to bring plant-based proteins to hair — proteins that are rich and restorative, fully delivering key nutrients to each strand. Whether naturally fine, thick, curly or frizzy, n:p beautiful is ideal for all types of hair. The products are also free of sulfates, parabens and artificial dyes for an elevated, all-natural experience. Plus, the entire line is dedicated to giving 10% of net proceeds to pediatric cancer and animal welfare charities. Because what’s more gorgeous than giving back?

David Babaii is the man who styles the most beautiful women in the world including Meghan Markle, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie and more.

n:p beautiful’s hair styling tools are innovative, sexy and beautiful with sleek Italian design, matte black packaging and rose gold accents They include a lightweight, high-wind performance blow dryer, a fast-heating ergonomic tourmaline barrel curling iron and an innovative flat iron with vibrating plates that pulse as hair passes through to minimize tugging, pulling and heat damage. Hair is sleek, shiny, and manageable.

Continuing the matte black theme with delicate touches of rose gold, n:p beautiful’s 10 styling products will transform your hair the minute you open the bottle. Containing the amazing restorative ingredients mother nature is famous for, plants are incredible self-nourishers with the unique ability to repair and regenerate and lead astonishingly long lives. Whether it’s his Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner, sexy Beach Spray, or Miracle Serum, each formula delivers nature’s healing ingredients like: Royal Jelly – which provides nutrition to the Queen Bee herself so of course it’s good enough for you, Lotus Flower – which increases hair strength and elasticity and Wild Ginger Root – which promotes fullness and volume. The results are smoother, thicker, glossier, hair.

“I have spent 17 years of my career working with some of the most famous people in the world, all of whom have different hair types,” explains Babaii. “Throughout this journey of creating different hairstyles for my clients, I never found a product that allowed me to fully achieve my goals… I would always have to use multiple products to achieve these looks. So, when given the opportunity to create a new hair care line, I wanted to develop something that really does what it says it does.”

As a result, the style, the feel, the results — they’re all special with n:p beautiful. Designed for the modern woman who wants glamorous, healthy looking hair, but also cares about the social impact associated with her products, the line’s presence is evident from the moment you open the box. For n:p beautiful, it’s all about finding the beauty in the world.

To learn more about n:p beautiful, please visit www.npbeautiful.com  or
https://shop.nordstrom.com/c/np-beautiful-shop?origin=brandindex and follow us on social media via @npbeautiful.

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October 16, 2018

ANTI -AGING PRODUCTS AND INGREDIENTS: DON’T GET CREAMED BY FALSE HOPE IN A JAR.

ANTI -AGING PRODUCTS AND INGREDIENTS: DON’T GET CREAMED BY FALSE HOPE IN A JAR. SEPARATING THE SKINCARE HEROES FROM THE ZEROES. www.DrManishShah.com

 

skin care aisle

 

Here’s what is certain: There are no firming or tightening products whose results can duplicate what you derive from in-office procedures such as dermal fillers, Botox, lasers, or cosmetic surgery. Board– Certified Denver plastic surgeon Manish Shah says, “There are anti- aging products or ingredients that do perform significantly better than others and can make a profound difference in the skin’s appearance while others are simply “false hope in a jar.”

 

Why don’t most products work the way they claim? Almost without exception, when you buy a product claiming to tighten skin, its effects, if any, are due to ingredients such as film-forming agents. Just like the name states, film-forming agents form a film on the skin, and that can make the skin “feel” tighter. The effect is temporary and you won’t see noticeable lifting of sagging skin, but the sensation is often enough to convince women that the product is working. Dr. Shah stresses that, “Skin “feeling” tighter is not the same as making a real change for the better in the tone or laxity of your skin. Using what really works will get you closer to the results you want.”

 

THE HEROES

 

Dr. Shah says, “Sunscreen SPF 30 or above is the best antiaging cream you can use.  It prevents skin cancer as well as UVA rays that cause loss of collagen and wrinkles in the skin.  Reapply every 2 hours, use a powder sun block and carry in your pocketbook for quick and easy sunscreen touchups.  My favorite powder sunblock is Colorescience, and my favorite base sunscreens have titanium or zinc oxide in them as active ingredients.”

 

Retinoids work great to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and help boost collagen production,” says Dr. Shah.”  He adds, “Over the counter retinols are good, Neutrogena makes a good one, or prescriptions such as Retin- A.”

 

Glycolic acid also reduces fine lines and wrinkles and helps fade pigmentary damage from the sun.  “I often have patients alternate nights with retinoid and glycolic,” says Dr. Shah.

 

Vitamin C is a great antioxidant which reduces free radical damage and is great for anti-aging and helps brighten the skin.  Dr. Shah often recommends it in the morning, underneath sunblock, or at night if patients are too sensitive to tolerate retinoids and glycolic acid.

  

Ceramides are a type of lipid found in the membrane of cells. Dr. Shah states that, “They help hold skin cells together, forming a protective layer that plumps the skin and retains moisture. Ceramide levels decrease as we age which leads to loss of hydration, less skin turnover and dryer, more damaged skin. Replenishing the skin’s ceramide levels will help restore moisture and fortify the skin’s natural barrier, helping skin look and feel younger.” So use a ceramide containing moisturizer for your whole body daily.

 

Hydroquinone works to even out sun spots, blotches, and mottled skin. A little hydroquinone goes a long way. “It’s the most effective ingredient for bleaching skin,” says Dr. Shah.  Hydroquinone fades hyperpigmentation by blocking the enzyme that triggers melanin production in the skin.

 

Green Tea Extract is loaded with nutrients called polyphenols, which have been shown to fight free radicals. It is an amazing antioxidant. Studies have found that ingredients in green tea can reduce sun damage and may protect against skin cancer when applied topically. Dr. Shah offers that, “Using green tea extract under sunscreen can provide an extra dose of protection. Polyphenols in creams and lotions may help slow signs of aging, reduce sagging skin and decrease wrinkles.”

 

THE ZEROES

 

The majority of anti-aging creams are still based on moisturizers such as mineral oil.  Wrinkles look worse when they are dry, so any kind of moisturizer helps, but it’s only temporary and doesn’t address the root cause of the wrinkles such as collagen loss, free radical damage, sun damage and environmental factors.  Don’t be fooled by the anti-aging labels.  Unless there is an actual “active ingredient” such as retinol, the benefit is just moisture but nothing else.

 

B Vitamins Many forms of vitamin B (like B12) can only be absorbed in the small intestine, so no matter how much is loaded into your moisturizer or serum, it’s not going to make a difference. “Vitamins like niacin can have an effect on the skin’s texture and color, but your skin can’t absorb them,” Dr. Shah explains. If you really want to tap into the power of vitamin B to improve your skin’s glow and appearance, stick to eating leafy greens like spinach, asparagus, beans, and peas.

 

Caffeine.  Much like a Starbucks Latte for your brain, caffeine in skin creams can give a boost to your skin, too. Until it wears off.  “Caffeine can temporarily reduce puffiness, especially around your eyes,” explains Dr. Shah.  “But don’t expect permanent results.”

 

Botanical extracts are ingredients extracted from plants (flowers, roots, stems, trees, etc.) for use in skin care for everything from healing blemishes to reducing fine wrinkles. They have been used for centuries and have anecdotal purposes in many cultures. The issue: Botanical extracts need to remain on your skin in order to work. Dr. Shah explains that, “In cleansers, there is simply not enough contact time on your skin for any true anti-aging benefit to take place. Another issue is that most botanical extracts are water soluble, which means that the moment you wet your skin and begin to wash your face, they’re watered down and rendered useless.”

 

Collagen and elastin in anti-wrinkle products. Collagen and elastin in skin-care products can serve as good water-binding agents, but they cannot fuse with your skin’s natural supply of these supportive elements. In most cases, the collagen molecule is too large to penetrate into the skin. But even when it is made small enough to be absorbed it cannot bind with the collagen existing in skin, and there isn’t any research indicating otherwise.

 

About Dr. Manish Shah

Plastic Surgeon Colorado | Dr. Manish Shah, M.D. | Denver https://drmanishshah.com/

Manish Shah, M.D., F.A.C.S. is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. After completing his formal plastic surgery training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Univ. of Tennessee College of Medicine, he moved to New York City and was selected for the prestigious Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. He underwent extensive, advanced training in aesthetic surgery of the face, breasts, and body at the hands of some of the most renowned cosmetic surgeons in the world. Dr. Shah is one of only a select few plastic surgeons in the country who have undergone formal post-graduate training in aesthetic surgery.

Dr. Shah’s specialties include revision facial aesthetic surgery, rhinoplasty (“nose reshaping”), and aesthetic surgery of the breast (breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction). He is, however, well-trained in all areas of aesthetic surgery. Dr. Shah’s aim is to obtain a natural appearing transformation that complements the real you!

 

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October 15, 2018

Rimmel London is taking beauty to the streets!

Rimmel London is taking beauty to the streets!

Rimmel London

Beauty fans can edge their look by visiting Rimmel’s (Street) Art of Beauty Tour—an immersive, cross-country experience that invites consumers to celebrate their individuality.

Visiting seven cities nationwide, the (Street) Art of Beauty tour will feature an exclusive mobile salon covered in graffiti by Rimmel London’s Chief Artistic Officer, Indie184. Aboard the salon will be an A-list team of makeup artists ready to help consumers perfect an edgy eye or bold lip with Rimmel London’s exciting products like Magnif’eyes Eyeshadow Palettes, Scandaleyes Mascara, and the NEW Stay Satin Liquid Lip.

Beauty enthusiasts will also enjoy product giveaways and coupons off their next Rimmel purchase as well as plenty of dramatic, Insta-worthy backdrops that fuse beauty, art and culture

The tour is starting, can we count you in?

  • Los Angeles (October 14-16)
  • Las Vegas (October 18-19)
  • Phoenix (October 21-22)
  • Dallas (October 26-27)
  • Houston (October 29-30)
  • Tampa (November 3-4)
  • Miami (November 6-7)
*Specific locations within each city TBA.
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October 14, 2018

Wine Stained Lips? Wine Stained Teeth? Don’t Be Embarrassed Again.

WineBlock – Apply. Drink. Smile.

A few quick fixes (and proper prep) means you can have your wine and drink it too.

According to the experts at Colgate, “The pigments in wine cling to surface plaque.” So it’s a good idea to brush before you indulge.  The American Dental Association makes us aware that wine is highly acidic and that “exposure to acid can wear down enamel, thus making your teeth vulnerable to decay or tooth sensitivity. Vigorous brushing to get rid of stains can cause even more damage, so be sure to use a softer touch after your wine drinking.”

Dry lip skin makes wine stains  more likely to stick around. If your lips lack moisture and are dry, exfoliate before you drink. You can use a dry clean toothbrush, a soft face towel, or a DIY lip exfoliate. Our friends at Nivea say that when exfoliating lips, “Be gentle. Don’t exfoliate lips too hard. Don’t over exfoliate. Limit your lip exfoliation. Always moisturize after exfoliating.”

Wine Spectator magazine gives us this tip from Dr. Sivan Finkel, a Manhattan-based esthetic dentist and clinical instructor at New York University’s College of Dentistry.  “Immediately after drinking wine, or in between glasses, if you swish water around in your mouth, you’ll get some of those stains off,” he said.

Our friends at WineBlock offer a certain solution for wine stained teeth and lips. They offer Wine Block Anti-Stain Treatment for your lips and teeth. The notes on the Wine Block website state, “As you would apply sunblock to protect your skin before you head out in the sun; Apply WineBlock before you drink (wine) to protect your lips and teeth from that dreaded purple hue or yellow smile.”

WineBlock

WineBlock is natural, non-toxic and free of chemicals like petrochemical, parabens, and dyes, gluten, and is is never tested on animals. A flavor chemist designed its subtle Orange Blossom flavor to be subtle and dissipate quickly. WineBlock will never interfere with the taste of your wine.

A simple dime sized application of WineBlock to teeth and lips before enjoying your wine puts a stop to “wine mouth” immediately for a beautiful smile. And, you don’t have to remember to take along a toothbrush, exfoliate before you drink or swish!

“Salute”

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October 11, 2018

Shine ‘n Jam® Black Castor and Flaxseed Oil Styler

Shine ‘n Jam Black Castor and Flaxseed Oil Styler is Now Available in Variety Wholesale and Dollar General Stores Nationwide. NEW!!!

Ampro Industries announced today that their DIY-inspired Shine ‘n Jam® Black Castor & Flaxseed Oil Styler is now available at Variety Wholesale and select Dollar General stores nationwide.  The roll out of this well formulated and perfectly crafted product has resulted in huge consumer demand that is greatly benefitting its retail partners.  This release also marks another huge success for the Shine ‘n Jam® brand that boasts such winning products as the Shine ‘n Jam Extra Hold Conditioning Gel, Shine ‘n Jam Regular Hold Conditioning Gel, Shine ‘n Jam Silk Edges, and Shine ‘n Jam Shea Edges – which are all fan favorites of professional braiders.

Dare to Shine

Designed to help consumers with textured hair achieve a variety of trending hairstyles, the Shine ‘n Jam Black Castor & Flaxseed Oil Styler is light weight, gives great slip, and provides a firm hold while leaving the hair feeling soft to the touch – like there isn’t any gel on it at all.  Targeted at the consumer who is looking for a vegan gel formula that gives hair both shine and manageability, the Shine ‘n Jam Black Castor & Flaxseed Oil Styler is the perfect product because it is also easy on the pocketbook.  An 8 oz jar is available in retail for under $3.

“In a growing niche market where prices seem to ravage the purse strings, this product is amazing. It conditions the hair while easing frizz and leaving the hair soft and shiny.  There’s a huge cost savings in there and the consumer gets an extremely well formulated product.” says Camille Wright, Vice President of Marketing and Communications.

In October 2017, Ampro Industries, Inc., launched the product with a nationwide campaign – #Dare2Shine that features two stunning young ladies rocking daring, care free, textured hair looks.  Consumers have been charmed by the ad, taking to social media to upload looks they’ve created using the styler which also give a laidback vibe.

Consumers report being happy that the ingredients in the styler are friendly and good for all hair types.  Consumers also like the results they are able to achieve with the Shine ‘n Jam® Black Castor & Flaxseed Oil Styler – which will have them coming back to Variety Wholesale, Dollar General, and beauty supply stores nationwide.

About Ampro Industries, Inc.

Based in Memphis, TN, Ampro Industries, Inc., is a manufacturer of multicultural hair care and skin care products. For over 70 years, the company has been committed to producing affordable, reliable, and top quality personal care solutions for multicultural consumers.

Ampro products can be found in mass market and beauty supply outlets throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, South and Central America. The family of products includes over 30 unique personal care items, including America’s favorite Protein Styling Gels, Ampro Pro Styl®, Clear Ice®, Neutra Foam®, Shine ‘n Jam®, VIVAS®, the Pro Styl® line of hair accessories, and the new ABC Kids line, Ampro’s Beautiful Child®.

Ampro Industries, Inc. is proud to partner with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the hospital’s mission of finding cures and saving children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Through this multi-year partnership, millions of loyal consumers of the Ampro Pro Styl® family of products are made aware of the work of St. Jude through an on-pack marketing campaign that utilizes the St. Jude logo.

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October 9, 2018

8 Tips for Healthy Weight Loss

Losing weight, the healthy way can be quite a struggle. Making simple changes to physical activity and eating habits can go a long way in ensuring that those who embark on a weight-loss journey achieve their target and remain healthy for the rest of their life. The following eight tips for healthy weight loss come in handy.

1. Focus on Healthy Behaviors

Most people who embark on a weight-loss journey tend to easily get discouraged since they focus too much on tracking their weight. Rather than focusing on their weight, such individuals ought to concentrate on adopting healthy behaviors. These include watching portions, exercising regularly and choosing healthy foods.

By focusing on these behaviors, one will undoubtedly experience healthy weight loss. It is equally advisable to set realistic weight-loss goals. Replacing unrealistic goals such as “I will lose 3 pounds every week” with specific goals such as “I’ll walk 30 miles every day,” will help those who wish to lose weight, to track lifestyle changes.

2. Eating Regularly

Individuals who skip meals simply because they want to lose weight often end up tucking into snacks and sugary foods in between meals since they tend to feel hungry more frequently. Eating many times than skipping meals enables the body to burn calories at a fast rate. Besides, it lowers the temptation to eat high-fat and sugary foods. When an individual skips meal, he/she is missing out on vital nutrients.

3. Planning Future Meals

While on their weight-loss journey, individuals should always plan their meals. Planning eliminates the “grab-what-you-see” food cravings that typically set in when one is hungry. When individuals eat whatever is at their disposal when they are hungry, they are likely to eat high-calorie and less nutritious food.

4. Incorporating Whole Grains and Vegetables in Meals

One of the wisest food choices that individuals make on their healthy weight loss journey is incorporating grains and whole vegetables in their meals. Eating a large of food rich in whole grains rather than processed or refined foods decreases the intensity and frequency of sugar cravings and hunger pangs.

On the other hand, vegetables and fruits are rich in fiber and low in calories. They are similarly rich in minerals and vitamins. To fully benefit from the nutrients contained in fruits and vegetables, individuals are advised to take up juicing rather than blending. To find a juicer that works best for them to assist with weight loss, they should read juicer machine reviews.

5. Working Out

One cannot lose weight if he/she is not active. Staying active not only helps one to shed weight but also keep it off. Besides providing many health benefits, exercise burns off excess calories that cannot be eliminated through dieting alone.

Simple exercises such as jogging and cycling can go a long way in helping an individual shed weight. One doesn’t need to undertake heavy gym routines to tackle their weight problem. There are numerous cardiovascular exercises that the human body can adapt to. Those wishing to lose weight ought to find activities that they enjoy and can fit into their routine.

6. Avoid making Hunger a Distraction

There are many diets that individuals choose in a bid to shed weight healthily. Nonetheless many deviate from their weight loss diets merely because they succumb to their cravings. Those who allow hunger to divert their attention typically find it difficult to stick to a weight-loss diet plan for even more than a week.

7. Psychological Preparedness

Many weight-loss journeys end up in futility simply because those involved do not prepare themselves psychologically. Those who are serious about their weight loss goals shouldn’t shy away from talking about it. They should tell family members and friends about it since this will help them toe the line whenever they want to engage in detrimental habits such as eating fatty foods.

Psychological preparedness may also involve manipulating oneself to minimize food intake. Eating slowly so that food is broken into many tiny particles similarly helps. Besides, individuals ought to consider taking small, numerous servings rather than big single servings.

8. Drinking Plenty of Water

Water is vital to the success of any healthy weight loss plan. To ensure they keep their muscles hydrated especially after exercising, individuals ought to take plenty of water. They should also drink water whenever they get hungry or when they are just about to have their meals. Water not only rejuvenates human body cells but is also a simple yet effective way of suppressing hunger to an extent. More rain in the body increases the rate at which calories get burnt.

Healthy weight loss can be an unattainable dream if individuals do not make the right choices. It is always advisable to choose the correct portion of healthy foods, which ought to get complemented with healthy exercise routines.

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October 8, 2018

Barely Xtensions suggests 2018 Halloween Costume Ideas and Inspiration

Barely Xtensions suggests 2018 Halloween Costume Ideas and Inspiration

According to the National Retail Federation Halloween spending this year will reach $9 billion with over 175 million consumers planning to spend $3.2 billion on costumes alone. And it’s not just a holiday for kids. Adults costumes and parties are all the rage and a perfect occasion to combine your personal style and creativity to fulfill your fantasies of being someone or something else for a day. Trying to decide on a costume can be difficult, do you want to go full glam or create a twisted fantasy? The option is you!

“Hair extensions are a staple when it comes to completing your Halloween look. No matter what hair color you have, fancy hair extensions like Barely Xtensions can make any costume come to life,” says Jennifer Hutchens, Brand and Product Development Director with Barely Xtensions. From gothic to fantasy, mythical and mystical hair, let color be your guide. Here’s how to incorporate hair extensions into the perfect Halloween style by embracing what you already have!

Dark Beauties

Dark Beauties

For dark haired beauties, why not use what you already have and go for a dark and sultry gothic look for Halloween? Something like Wednesday Adams and her iconic black tresses, or maybe a Kat Von D look with silky dark waves will look mysterious. To enhance and emphasize gothic hair go for one of the darkest shades of Barely Xtensions in Dark Brown, Espresso or Black.

dirty blondes

dirty blondes

Sparkle up Dirty Blonde tresses for a magical Halloween by using Barbie as inspiration! Go full out glam like Barbie in The Magic of Pegasus! It’s the perfect combination of Princess + Unicorn just add Barely Xtensions in Light Blonde or Silver, and style.

blonde bombshell

blonde bombshell

For the Blonde Bombshells be the queen of all hair goals by bringing your Game of Thrones obsession to life as Khaleesi, or feed your fairytale fantasies as Elsa. To get this look try Barely Xtensions in Platinum Ice or Metallic Silver to get those long princess waves of braids down your back.

Fire redheads

Fire redheads

For the Fire Redheads, be mischievous and embrace your rareness by bringing the OG redhead characters to life. Poison Ivy or Jessica Rabbit costumes would not be complete without the hair. To dominate the look, try Red Extensions from Barely Xtensions to add loads of volume, greenery and style for the room-stopping look.

whimsicle ladies

whimsicle ladies

If you need multi-colored hair you have you can add pops of color with extensions. A Mermaid is a good example of this, in order to make the sultry sea princess use Teal Extensions like the Instant Color Clips Collection from Barely Xtensions for a multitude of color options when it comes to pops of color to make your costume come to life.

Pro Tip: Some of our Barely Xtensions Collections are not available online and can only be found in select Sally Beauty Stores throughout the United States. If you are trying to create one of our fabulous Halloween looks and can’t find a certain item have no worries there is an easy fix! Try purchasing Platinum Ice Extensions from Barely Xtensions in addition to Artic Fox Hair Color in store or online at Sally Beauty to create the look you wish to achieve.

About Barely Xtensions:

Barely Xtensions offers the ultra-seamless difference in hair extensions featuring a revolutionary Micro-Thin Skin Weft technology providing the smoothest application on the market allowing the extensions to lay flat to the head for an undetectable finish. Made of 100 percent premium quality Remy human hair Barely Xtensions is setting the standard of luxury hair extensions at an affordable price with the latest trend-setting colors and styles and are sold exclusively at Sally Beauty throughout the United States and Canada.

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