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 15, 2017

PUR ATTITUDE™ SUPPORTS NATIONAL BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION, INC.®


BOCA RATON, FL (October 2017)—Today, PUR attitude™ announced that it will donate 50% of proceeds for its HA85 PUR Relief Lotion (MSRP $45) and HA85 PUR Relief Spray (MSRP $45), advanced therapeutic topicals designed to be safe for use by cancer patients, to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® (NBCF) during the month of October. The brand also will donate 25% of proceeds for items in the rest of the PUR attitude collection to the charity during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. NBCF is an organization dedicated as much to the prevention of the disease, as it is to the cure, and holds excellent ratings with independent charity reviewers. PUR attitude chose to work with NBCF due to its alignment with PUR attitude’s own core mission to carry out responsible industry practices by providing carcinogen-free skincare.

“PUR attitude is vigilant in its pursuit of high-performing skincare ingredients that are noncarcinogenic. We believe that by creating greater awareness and integrity in our industry, we can go a long way in providing safe topical therapeutics with outstanding performance,” said Jerry Rayman, President of PUR attitude. “We appreciate that, in addition to funding research, NBCF promotes early detection, as well as care for women who are undergoing treatment for breast cancer.”

Each product in the PUR attitude line is dermatologist tested and approved, backed by independent clinical studies, and follows the brand’s philosophy of “Safe Beauty,” avoiding harsh chemicals and known carcinogens, parabens, PEG’s, glycols, sulfates, petro-chemicals, synthetic fragrances and artificial dyes. Further details and samples available upon request.

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About the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® 
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s (NBCF) mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need.  A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for nine years, NBCF provides women Help for Today…Hope for Tomorrow® through its National Mammography ProgramBeyond The Shock®Early Detection PlanMyNBCF online support community, and breast cancer research programs. For more information, please visit www.nbcf.org.

About PUR attitude
Based in Boca Raton, Fla., PUR attitude was created by a team dedicated to the research, development and manufacturing of advanced therapeutic topicals and skin care. All PUR attitude products contain only safe beauty ingredients. More than 1,300 chemicals have been banned from the company’s lab, which adheres to strict EU standards. Additionally, all PUR attitude products are created with 100 percent pure, active ingredients, and are not diluted with water.

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October 11, 2017

It’s alluring, luscious and irresistible!!! It’s Serendipitous

I also have to mention that Serendipity 3 is restaurant located in New York City and “is the world’s only restaurant to have their own signature perfume”. When my daughter lived in New York City, she was told by friends and family that Serendipity 3 was a restaurant she had to go to. After many attempts and long lines, she told me once there it was worth the wait and the trip. The chocolate desserts were amazing, the atmosphere was fun and she couldn’t wait to go back.
Serendipitous is available at boutiques. Serendipity3.com and Luckyscent.com.
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October 10, 2017

Think Pink this October …. Brands Giving Back for Breast Cancer Awareness

From your face to your feet, you can still look your best while supporting a worthy cause.  These perfectly pink products are helping to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.   Each brand will donate a portion of proceeds in the month of October to fighting breast cancer.  Nothing like doing a little shopping for a good cause!

MUSELY HYDROGEL BYE BYE EYE BAGS – 50% TO THE YOUNG SURVIVAL COALITION    $39 (box of 10), musely.com         These FIRST-TO-MARKET overnight hydrogel eye masks soothes and cools the skin while the prickly pear seed oil brightens under eye circles. The masks are specially designed to have holes that can trap liquid and slowly release them to the skin overnight.  Antioxidant-dense cucumber fruit extract works to counteract the signs of environmental damage.

 

BABY FOOT PINK RIBBON BOX – 10% TO THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY   $25, www.BabyFoot.com      Baby Foot is a revolutionary Japanese foot exfoliant that will make your feet as smooth and soft as a baby’s foot. The unique formula allows your feet to exfoliate naturally, leaving them highly moisturized. The gentle fruit acid penetrates into the layers of dead skin cells and breaks down the desmosomes, which hold the layers together. After peeling, your feet are reborn just like a baby’s foot, giving you healthy, beautiful feet.

STERLING FOREVER “THINK PINK” – 20% TO THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY  14K ROSE GOLD PLATED PINK CZ SOLITAIRE RING

$48, www.SterlingForever.com   This beautiful vintage style rose gold ring houses a candy-colored pink 7mm CZ solitaire stone and is surrounded on each side by sparkling CZ paves. Feminine and unique, this ring is available in sizes 5-10.

BELLA SCHNEIDER ROYAL ROSE STEM CELL MASK– 20% TO THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY     $55, www.labelledayspas.com

This ultra-hydrating and divinely scented mask instantly hydrates, calms, brightens, and replenishes skin. Moisturizing and nourishing shea & jojoba, soothing rose oil, anti-oxidizing mallow, and strengthening grape cell extract restore skin with added youthfulness, plumpness, and health. Wonderful for all skin types.

 

 

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October 10, 2017

Cheeky Physique’s Shimmer Sleek Firming Body Illuminator Gives Back to Breast Cancer Awareness

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, *Cheeky Physique will donate 20% of sales of their diamond powder infused Firming Body Illuminator to support **Bright Pink, the only national non-profit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. Bright Pink has quickly become one of the country’s fastest growing non-profit organizations, impacting and saving thousands of lives each day.

Shimmer and shine as you soak up this wonderfully scented firming body illuminator. This unique body cream visibly blurs imperfections and brings out the radiance of your natural skin tone. It has done wonders for my arms as my skin was transformed from parched to supple within minutes. You can see the pearly white cream ready to work its magic with the first pump full. Use Shimmer Sleek on your arms, legs, face, shoulders and Décolleté for a luxurious feelCheeky Physique Shimmer Sleek is formulated with PURE DIAMOND POWDER, PEPTIDE COMPLEX and CAFFEINE…What exactly do these 3 ingredients do for your skin?

*Caffeine is known to smooth skin and produce better skin tone.

*Peptides once applied topically to the skin can send a signal to collagen to prompt the formation of new collagen resulting in youthful skin.

*Pure Diamond Powder nourishes and exfoliates the skin.

 

Cheeky Physique’s Limited Edition Pink Ribbon Shimmer Sleek Firming Body Illuminator benefitting **Bright Pink retails for $46.00 for 4 oz. and is available for purchase at cheekyphysique.com.

 

*About Cheeky Physique
Cheeky Physique is a San Diego-based beauty brand that creates results-driven body care products for women who want to look their best with minimal effort. With a philosophy of “More results, less work,” their products are developed to help maximize your assets while minimizing trouble spots…all, in less time than it takes to pour a glass of champagne. The secret? They’ve combined the most effective natural ingredients with clinically proven actives for visible results in all the right places. And since they like their “beauty cheats” to be guilt-free, their products are proudly cruelty free and formulated without parabens, phthalates, sulfates, petroleum, or mineral oil. The Cheeky Physique collection is available in select spas, salons, catalogs, and beauty retailers, as well as online at CheekyPhysique.com

 

**About Bright Pink
Bright Pink is the only national non-profit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. The organization is on a mission to save women’s lives from these diseases by empowering them to live proactively at a young age. Bright Pink’s innovative education and support programs educate and equip young women to develop personalized strategies to reduce their risk for these diseases or detect them at early, non life-threatening stages. Learn more and brighten up on breast and ovarian health at BrightPink.org.

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October 10, 2017

Healing Soles

After eight rounds of chemotherapy treatment and a double mastectomy, Stephanie Seager was still working 10-hour days as one of the top loan closers at a title company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She loved her job, but it was stressful, and it took her away from her 6-year-old daughter, 5-month-old son and high school sweetheart of a husband. And after surviving one of the more aggressive subsets of breast cancer, the 35-year-old truly understood how short life could be.

During a visit home, she heard her aunt talking nonstop about a new beauty product called Baby Foot that she was distributing. An innovative foot care product that launched in Japan, Baby Foot makes feet as smooth and soft as a baby’s foot by exfoliating dead skin cells. After returning home, Seager called her aunt to see how she could get involved.

“She was starting at the ground level trying to get it going here, so I had her send me some,” Seager says. “People were buying it like hotcakes at my work. ‘There’s something to this,’ I thought. ‘This is crazy how people feel about this product.’ I got passionate about it quickly, too.”

Spirited, striking and strong, Seager had always been a natural saleswoman. When she worked as a server after high school, patrons would wait for hours for to sit at one of her tables, even if there were other seats available in the restaurant. Even in the midst of cancer treatment, she charming, confident and cheerful.

“Before cancer, I didn’t know what I was capable of, though,” Seager says. “I never had the courage to think I could do something like this.”

She served at the title company for 15 years — and lived two years cancer-free — before she resigned and became one of Baby Foot’s first sales consultants.

One of her first calls was to a health club that had recently opened in town. She spoke with a manager, told him about Baby Foot and sent him a few samples, but she didn’t hear back from him. Two weeks later, her phone rang. They wanted to carry Baby Foot nationwide. “Nationwide?” Seager asked. “What do you mean?” Unbeknownst to Seager, Life Time Fitness has more than 150 locations across the country.

Although anyone can benefit from the foot peel, some of Seager’s most passionate customers are cancer survivors. One of the side effects of targeted cancer therapy drugs is dry skin. Skin can become dry, brittle, itchy and scaly and may even crack open, especially on the feet.

“Using Baby Foot is really satisfying,” says Shannon Baldwin, a fellow breast cancer survivor. “Plus, it was something I could do with my girls. There are a lot of things you can’t do with your kids. But we’d sit there and do Baby Foot. It made us forget we were in the middle of cancer. It was a lot of fun.”

A national sponsor of the American Cancer Society, Baby Foot is donating 10 percent of proceeds from its limited edition pink boxes to the American Cancer Society during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“This is going to sound crazy, but [getting cancer] was the best thing that ever happened to me,” Seager says. “Well, it was the worst thing but best thing because it completely changed my life.”

Now that Seager is self-employed, she has a much better work-life balance. “I’m so focused on my family,” she says. “I don’t stress in the mornings. I can make eggs and toast. I don’t miss any of my son’s stuff at school — I’m a homeroom mom! — or any of my daughter’s softball games. I’m making up for lost time.”

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