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June 11, 2018

Summer Time – Enjoy The Sunshine and Hot Temperatures Without The Sweat

image from Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

 

 

Summer time is, officially,  just about here! Most of us are delighted to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather. However, excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is an issue that afflicts many more people than you might think and can stem from a large number of underlying triggers. Though it may seem like a trivial matter, it can cause a handful of setbacks: stained clothing, physical discomfort, and social embarrassment, among others. Deodorant may seem like the obvious fix, but this household staple is in fact teaming with harmful toxins such as parabens, propylene glycol, aluminum compounds, and many others. To remedy the burden of hyperhidrosis sans carcinogens and other toxic ingredients, go for a natural fix.

 

Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O., a New York City Osteopathic Physician board-certified in family and anti-aging medicine, suggests the following natural solutions to finally enjoy the warm weather in comfort:

 

  1. Apply a Natural Astringent like Witch Hazel

Witch hazel is a commonly used natural herb often found in liquid form as a skin toner. The same potent astringent properties that make it a popular natural toner also make it a great sweat-reducer. When topically applied, witch hazel acts as an antiperspirant by tightening the pores. Wet a cotton ball with witch hazel and apply to your most problematic areas. Other natural astringents include black tea, tea tree oil, and apple cider vinegar.

 

  1. Supplement with B-Vitamins and Vitamin D

Excessive sweating may very well be a sign of an unhealthy endocrine system. To restore hormonal imbalances to optimal levels, B-vitamins will often do the trick. Likewise, vitamin D is an essential piece in hormonal regulation, and nearly half of Americans are deficient in it!

 

  1. Transition from Processed Foods to Natural Ones

Though highly processed foods may be practical and cheap, they are packed with toxic substances like artificial preservatives, colors, and flavors, and they are very hard for the body to digest. As your body tries to rid itself of these toxins and break down such unnatural foods, it has to work in overdrive, thus producing more sweat. Instead of going for pre-packaged or fast food, especially those high in fat, opt for fruits, vegetables, nuts, organic poultry or meat, and wild-caught seafood.

 

  1. Cut Back on Coffee and Other Caffeine-Loaded Drinks

As a stimulant, caffeine raises your heart rate and blood pressure, causing sweating to increase as well. Coffee can be double-trouble, as the warmth of the drink can exacerbate the hyperhidrosis problem. Swap out coffee for something a little less stimulating, such as an iced herbal tea like energizing ginseng.

 

  1. Utilize the Benefits of Baking Soda

Not only does baking soda neutralize odors, it also alkalizes (neutralizes the pH of) your sweat, decreasing the growth of the bacteria in sweat. Mix 1 part baking soda with 1 part cornstarch and add a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil to create a sublime natural deodorant.

 

  1. Try to Drink Less Alcohol

Alcohol both increases heart rate (and thus body temperature) and dilates the skin’s blood vessels. As a consequence, alcohol makes you sweat more. If excessive sweating is a real issue for you, consider limiting your alcohol consumption.

 

  1. Less Salt in, More Salt on

Very high dietary sodium has been linked to excessive sweating, as high sodium concentrations make our bodies try to excrete the excess salt in urine and sweat. On the other hand, applying salt onto the body has many benefits in regard to excessive sweating. Salt absorbs sweat, dries the skin, and closes your pores, all of which help to reduce sweat production.

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June 11, 2018

Laurie Hernandez, Two-time Olympic Medalist, Celebrates Her 18th Birthday at The Tony Awards

 

Laurie Hernandez prepares for Tony Awards

Laurie Hernandez prepares for The Tony Awards

 

Laurie Hernandez attended the Tony Awards last night and it was her 18th birthday!

The two-time Olympic medalist posted a lovely photo on her Twitter page. “Last pic. I promise #tonyawards” read the photo caption.

 

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June 9, 2018

June Is National Rose Month. Celebrate With These Product Picks

StylesILove Cute Graphic Pouch Travel Case Cosmetic Makeup Bag (Powder Pink Rose)

StylesILove Cute Graphic Pouch Travel Case Cosmetic Makeup Bag (Powder Pink Rose)

 

June is National Rose Month.

Celebrate National Rose Month with these product picks from the team at It’s a Glam Thing.

We want to show our love for this classic beauty by sharing some Rose fragrances, cosmetics and other rose inspired products with you.

Vera Wang Embrace Eau de Toilette Rose Buds and Vanilla is a warm, romantic fragrance. Top note Rose with the  accents of Mandarin oil, Vanilla as a Base Note  and Cyclamen make the fragrance a “must try”.  Eau de toilette spray is part of Vera Wang’s Embrace collection of fragrances.

Tree Hut’s Moraccan Rose Shea Sugar Scrub is available at Ulta Beauty. It’s a sugar based formula with Argan Oil, Rose and Certified Organic Shea Butter. Love it!

Rouge Volupté Shine’ Oil-in-Stick Lipstick by YVES SAINT LAURENT in the shade Rose St Germain is made with 65% oils. It provides a pop of color and instant hydration. If you like a real shiny lip look. You will love this. Available at Nordstrom.

This StylesILove Graphic Pouch Travel Case Cosmetic Makeup Bag (Powder Pink Rose) is so fun & pretty! It’s machine washable and made of polyester. It’s only $8.99.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Shadow in Dusty Rose is a fine-milled powder eye shadow in a weightless formula. It has a buttery texture and soft sheen. Very pretty!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dusty Rose Eye Shadow single

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dusty Rose Eye Shadow single

 

 

 

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June 9, 2018

Launchpad Magazine Shares A Blooming Hues Hair Color Trend

Launchpad magazine ‘s Kamala Kirk Managing Editor of Beauty Launchpad and Senior Editor of MAN tells us that Blooming Hues hair is inspired by the natural transition of flowers.

Blooming Hues Photo from Beauty Launchpad

Blooming Hues Photo from Beauty Launchpad Magazine Online

 

Summer is right around the corner, and many women are looking to change up their look for something lighter and brighter! To celebrate this beautiful time of year when flowers are in full bloom effect, color expert Kyle David of Sally Hershberger Los Angeles has created a stunning new color service, Blooming Hues.

“This trend is inspired by the natural transition of flowers, which start as buds and develop into blossoms,” says David. “This is also seen in children’s hair, which I mimic via my technique to help achieve that naturally stunning look from the days of one’s youth.”

To create this look, David strategically places highlights and lowlights where the sun would reflect on hair, giving tresses a natural, sun-kissed look. Depending on his client’s hair color, he varies his techniques to attain the desired effect.

Brunettes:  “It’s all about lowlights. Lowlighting creates shadows in the hair that the lighter pieces live on top of, creating texture. To achieve this, I highlight with the already-existing color, which in turn preserves integrity.”

Blondes: “For blondes ranging from dark blonde to platinum, I give the base a little shadow that softens the transition from the base to the ends. By doing this, this also makes blondes look blonder by giving contrast.”

Redheads: “For my redheads, there is a copper sheen that lives in younger hair that is truly gorgeous. I like to add some depth with lowlights and pump up the overall color a notch with a vibrant, rich gloss.”

“Clients love this service because it can be tailored for anyone so it looks good on everyone,” adds David. “It looks natural because I place highlights and lowlights in a way that they emulate where the sun would reflect on the hair, giving tresses a very natural, sun-kissed look. Because I balayage, there are no hard lines, so the grow-out phase is gradual and soft. And I do not over-highlight or excessively dry the hair, so locks remain healthy!”

For more information, visit David’s official website.

Thank you Beauty Launchpad for sharing this Pro Advice from Kyle David.

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June 8, 2018

Sales, Friday Night & Weekend Shopping Deals, Steals, Coupons and Specials Happening Now.

CHERRY CAT Vintage Bathing Suits Bikini Swimsuit

CHERRY CAT Vintage Bathing Suits Bikini Swimsuit

 

Sales and Friday night shopping. We thought that we would take a little time to check out some of our favorite online shopping destinations for deals, steals, coupons and specials that are happening now.

Ulta is offering $3.50 off of a $15 purchase. The offer is valid until 6/23/18. See details here: https://www.ulta.com/ulta/global/ulta-coupon.jsp

Sally Beauty has a Buy 2 Get 1 Free deal along with $10 off a purchase of $40 or more. Shop HERE.

Amazon has CHERRY CAT Vintage Bathing Suits for 50% off. So cute!

Walgreens (We love lots of their beauty brands!) has 25% off of one purchase this weekend. Details are HERE. Valid till 6/11/18.

Get 62% off of Baleaf Women’s High Waist Yoga Capri Leggings with Tummy Control (Gotta’ love that!) at Amazon.

Happy weekend shopping!

 

 

 

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June 7, 2018

6 Ways To Obtain And Keep A Healthy Mind

The mind is the most important muscle in the body and it is therefore vital we treat it as such. While we think about going to the gym and making sure we keep ourselves in good shape physically, how much thought do we put into ensuring we are in good working fashion mentally?

Not as much, which is pretty stupid really, as our minds are just as important as our bodies, if not more so. While the brain will change with age and mental decline happens to everyone, there are still several ways in which you can try to keep yours in good shape.

Here are six ways to keep your mind healthy.

Get mental stimulation

Scientists believe that brainy activities stimulate new connections between nerve cells and may even help the brain to generate nerve cells. What this means is that every time you read a book, take on a difficult crossword puzzle, paint, draw or carry out mental math, you’ll be helping to develop neurological plasticity and building up a reserve of cells that can help compensate for any future brain cell loss.

Improve your diet

Good nutrition doesn’t just help your body, but your mind as well. Of particular benefit to the brain is the Mediterranean Diet, a diet that is high in fruit, vegetables, fish, nuts, olive oils and plant sources of protein. It helps improve memory and can fight off cognitive impairment and dementia.

Get physical exercise

By exercising regularly, we increase the number of tiny blood vessels that bring oxygen-rich blood to the area of the brain that is responsible for thought. Exercise can also help lead to the creation of new cells and improves the connections between existing brain cells. All that translates to healthier minds as a result of improved neurological performance. You can find out more about neurons and their importance to our mental healthy by reading about Dendrites Psychology.

Avoid drugs and substance abuse

Drugs, smoking and alcohol are all bad for the mind. Both drugs and tobacco should be avoided in all forms, while for alcohol its recommended that you do not exceed the recommended daily amount of alcohol which currently stands at up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men.

Care for your emotions and make sure you sleep well

It’s important you look after your mental health in order to maintain a healthy mind. Do all that you can to avoid stress, as that can lead to anxiety and depression which are extremely harmful to the brain. Tiredness is another factor behind poor mental health, so make sure you are getting the recommended daily amount of sleep, between seven to nine hours a night.

Protect your head

The head is the area of the body most susceptible to unseen damage. While you can see clearly if you’ve broken a finger of sprained an ankle in an accident, it is nigh on impossible to see any injuries to your brain without a scan. Always protect your head as best you can in order to preserve a healthy mind and if you suspect something is wrong, seek expert medical advice as soon as possible.

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June 7, 2018

Home, 12 THINGS EVERY HOME SHOULD HAVE

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Framed Art – Hang at 57″

 

Each home ought to communicate the distinction and identity of the owner in its own specific manner, yet I accept there are a couple of things that each home ought to have. These are fundamentals, works of art and key items that make up the establishment of a nice home. In the event that you are simply beginning, they make a valuable agenda for setting up  space. Would you be able to add to this your rundown? You beyond any doubt could.

12 Home Essentials

 

Genuine napkins:

I changed to genuine fabric napkins at home years prior and wash them every week. They’re gentler on the face, less inefficient and include an extremely pleasant sprinkle of style to your kitchen and lounge area. Need to  make your own? I’ve been stitching fat quarters (texture implied for knitting) to make my own particular.

One Set of Flannel sheets:

You needn’t bother with them for a large portion of the year, yet when it gets icy they turn into your closest companion.

Aluminum push pins:

Push pins are super helpful all through the home and function admirably when attempting to join or hang anything from sheet rock, stopper or wood. Aluminum ones are less demanding on the fingers and don’t break (I really utilize mine to hang the greater part of the little workmanship on my dividers, as they are sufficiently solid and don’t require me getting out a mallet.)

All-Natural Cleaning Products:

Now in the development of our planet, there is no motivation behind why any cleaning item in a home, from dish cleanser to glass cleaner to tile scour, should be  earth well disposed. Indeed, even whiteners for garments and tubs.

 

A Landing Strip:

I don’t consider a home finished unless it has a region close to the front entryway. It can be small, that goes about as a “runway” where you can hang your jacket and drop your keys and mail when you stroll in. A full runway has an arrival surface, reflect, stick board, wastepaper bushel and coat snares.

A Plant and Fresh blossoms:

I’ve generally pushed for having new blooms in your home as a major aspect of a week by week standard. I discover they convey an indefinable vivacity and magnificence to an inside. Plants, regardless of whether indoor or outside, are a piece of this also. At this moment I have a little lemon tree in my family room that I am dealing with and taking a shot at growing. It’s a simple method for keeping me in contact with nature, even when the temperature is almost zero.

3 Lights in Every Room:

Most homes I visit are under-lit. They can be stunning to take a gander at, yet they’re dull and loaded with shadows. I’m persuaded that a great many people don’t see this about their own particular home as they become accustomed to it. The straightforward arrangement is to ensure that you have no less than three purposes of light in each room and that you turn them on when you’re home.

Dimmers:

This is a basic introduce whether you own or lease. Dimmers enable you to move your light and drastically change your space with your current light installations. Light control is urgent to make a delightful space.

A Good Vacuum:

Cleaning is fundamental to an agreeable home and having the capacity to effortlessly, and cheerfully vacuum ensures that it remains as such – especially with pets.

Candles at Meals:

While unquestionably redundant, I have discovered it an extraordinary and basic custom to light a flame at suppers (even breakfast). There is something exceptionally stately and quieting about going with the dinners of the day with a warm and glinting fire. Youngsters extremely like it and it encourages them to remain centered at the table. I utilize beeswax candles as they are a considerable measure cleaner.

Tangle Knife and Fiskars Scissors:

I find that I require this relatively consistently from opening bundles to preparing blossoms.

Art @ 57″:

A great many people hang their art specialty art  too high and do diverse statures in various rooms (or even a similar room). When I see this it makes me profoundly awkward as it makes it difficult to appreciate the workmanship. The simple dependable guideline is to hang the majority of your specialty art at 57″ on focus, meaning the focal point of each piece is at 57″.

 

Conclusion

As you move into a home, regardless of whether it’s your first loft or another house, there are a few basics that you will require. Housewares are a vast classification and you may feel overpowered while shopping. The central issue is: What do you really require? And on a more fundamental level, you extremely just need the outright basics to live well. You can simply include more things as required that depends on you. Finally, I hope this post is helpful for you starting or updating your home. Thank you for your reading!

 

(Posted by It’s a Glam Thing Guest Blogger.)

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June 7, 2018

Live A Mermaid Summer By Mermaid Life, Clothing, Accessories And More

"Merfect" Muscle Tank from Mermaid Life

“Merfect” Muscle Tank from Mermaid Life

 

Channel your inner mermaid this summer with a variety of fun mermaid products by Mermaid Life. Wherever you soak up the sun, Mermaid Life offers a variety of the cutest beach accessories to the most chic styles while on land or in the water.

For women and girls Mermaid Life offers the most stylish summer must-haves from clothing, water accessories, jewelry and more.

Mermaid Life was created with every girls’ inner mermaid in mind. Not just for women, but for little mermaids too! From beach towels and fun caps, to earrings and candles, you can incorporate your inner Ariel throughout your life. However you sport your scales, Mermaid Life has a magical sea-inspired accessory for you!

  • Mermaid Life fashion accessories: bracelets, earrings, hats, visors and sparkle bags.
  • Mermaid Life drinkware: sparkle koozie’s and beverage tumblers.
  • Women’s & Girls’ Fashion: Muscle Tanks, T-shirts & long-sleeve shirts.
  • Mermaid Life Water Sportswear: Quick-dry swim tops and shorts!
  • Mermaid Life Beach towels and more!

Pictured above is the “Merfect” shirt for any mermaid at heart, an original by Mermaid Life. Delicately designed for a subtle statement. Merfect is printed using iridescent glitter on the signature “So Soft” fabric. This mermaid tank is a fun shirt! Light Coral S-XL $28.99

 

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June 6, 2018

Check out  freebeautyevents.com   for free makeovers, free samples and a chance to win beauty products

Check out  freebeautyevents.com   for free makeovers, free samples and a chance to win beauty products in our monthly contest. 

Details on our June Beauty Basket Giveaway:
This month’s basket includes products from Dove, Olay, Ban, Coppertone, Milani, KISS, Sally Hansen and more! The Contest runs from now through 6/30/18, winners will be chosen on 7/10/2018 and notified by 7/15/2018. Visit our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FreeBeautyEvents/app/355270434639042/) and like us, then enter to win on our page. They can also enter on our website at http://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest
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June 5, 2018

Everyday ways to feel more glamorous

It’s essential that you know your worth to make the most of your life. Rather than spending your days struggling with intense anxiety and low self-esteem, you need to do everything in your power to build up your confidence levels. Whether you are standing in front of the mirror, walking into work, or turning up to a social occasion, it is important that you feel incredible about yourself. If you are wondering how to achieve this, you should start by injecting some glamor into your everyday life. Doing so is a fabulous reminder that you deserve the best of the best. Below are four tips that will help you on your way.

Put together a designer closet

Instead of making do with cheap and tacky clothing, you need to treat yourself to high-quality garments and accessories, so the first tip is to put together a designer closet. Investing in your appearance is a great way for you to experience the benefits of self-love. However, this will only work if you are dressing for yourself and not for other people. You need to make sure that you are genuinely enjoying the experience from start to finish. That is why you should also visit Joli Closet, as their incredible discounts will ensure you don’t feel guilty about splashing out on a whole new look.

Enjoy your meals out

If you are used to takeouts and microwave dinners, taking the time to dine out more could be a massive culture shock for you, but it is vital that you step outside your comfort zone. Even if you only dedicate one night a week to eating out, this could still be a brilliant opportunity for you to enjoy a glamorous social event. You could also try to squeeze in at least one lunch date a week, along with a couple of cocktails at the weekend.  

Review your interior design scheme

If you decide instead to invite your loved ones over to your property, you will need to make sure that your living space is up to scratch. Perhaps now is the time to review your interior design scheme. If it isn’t already a glamorous, luxurious, and designer space, you should make this your mission. Simple touches such as scatter cushions, scented candles, and framed artwork could make all the difference. You should also think about adopting a minimalist approach, as this is quite often a feature of designer interiors.  

Pamper yourself  

Finally, you should find the time to pamper yourself. Don’t worry; this doesn’t have to involve spending any more money. You can simply put together a home spa day. Ideally, you should try to do this at least once a week. Alternatively, you could take on a different treatment every evening. It may sound like an incredibly indulgent way to spend your time, and it is! There is no shame in looking after yourself and enjoying treats on a regular basis. You have the right to experience a glamorous existence, so don’t allow anything to hold you back.

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