February 22, 2018

Dr. Stacia Pierce gets us out of a rut

Getting stuck in a rut can really drag you down both personally and professionally. There’s never been a better time to shake off the dust that’s collecting on your dreams as with the launch of Dr. Stacia Pierce’s Prosperity Tour.


Dr. Stacia Pierce

Dr. Stacia Pierce


The tour is a culmination of all the knowledge and methods she’s used over the last 25 years to help her clients change their thinking, find their purpose, and go after their goals.

 “Making any decision, be it getting into a new relationship or quitting your corporate job, is scary,” says Pierce. “You may know deep down that it’s time to hit reset on your life, but there is still one thing holding you back. That is negative thinking.”

To help combat this negativity, Dr. Pierce has five tips she always breaks out. She shares them with us below. You can find out more about Dr. Pierce’s Prosperity Tour on her website.

Meditate — Pierce recommends spending just 5-15 minutes each morning visualizing the desired outcome for the day.
Visualize — Now is the time to put those goals into words, either in a journal, a storyboard, or some other visual form that can be referenced for inspiration down the line.
Take a Time Out to Recharge — Stop running around in circles without making progress and do something completely different to reset the brain.
Be Inspired by Others — There are countless ways to meet others who share a similar story, setback, or goals. Learn from them, take strength from their success, and put their techniques to work.
Write a Way Out — Instead of dwelling on negative or discouraging thoughts, put the positive in print and read them again and again. It helps train the brain to focus on the good.

“I see it every day with my clients,” said Pierce. “Once you clear out all your mental clutter you’ll find the right path and have the confidence to follow it.”

Stacia Pierce’s credentials include 21 published books, the Go Big Coaching Program, the Success Mastery Coaching Program, 37 Journaling Secrets to Success Attraction Course, and a series of lifestyle products. She holds a doctorate of philosophy and religious studies from Friends International University, as well as a doctorate of divinity from St. Thomas College, and has been awarded a Congressional tribute for service as an exemplary life coach. Her website, lifecoach2women.com, features the number one business blog for women, and is a gateway to inspiration, advice, and motivational tools.



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February 18, 2018

Boob and Booty Enhancement Tube is here!

The beauty gurus at skincare brand, ASDM Beverley Hills have unleashed their latest miracle product – Your Best Friend’s Boob and Booty Enhancement Tube for voluptuous derrieres and curvaceous contours.

ASDM Boob and Booty Enhancement Tube

ASDM Boob and Booty Enhancement Tube


The plant-based plumping lotion delivers a va-va-voom boost of naturally enhancing extracts, hydrating peptides, firming compounds and exfoliating acids for a noticeably plumped, firmer rear and beautiful breasts.

Unlike many breast enhancing lotions which sit on the surface of the skin, the ASDM Boob and Booty Enhancement Tube has been crafted by the finest cosmetic mixologists. This special potion blends non-greasy and noncomedogenic oils with a punch of aha acids. The result is a silky smooth lotion which feels wonderful, sinks quickly into the skin and gets to work right away.

Your Best Friend’s Boob and Beauty Enhancement Tube also includes a powerful combination of 2% lactic acid, 2% Pure Pueraria Mirifica Extract, caffeine and Genistein. This wonder blend helps to slough away dead skin cells courtesy of the lactic acid, drench skin in hydration and encourages fat-cell enhancing actives to work their magic plumping posteriors and creating killer curves.

ASDM Beverly Hills’ Reyna Gordillo said, “We’re very excited to launch our first product in our brand new Your Best Friend’s range. With lactic acid and Pure Pueraria Mirifica Extract as its key ingredients, our Boob and Booty Enhancement Tube is a plumping powerhouse that sinks into skin, firms the chest and plumps the buttocks while still being gentle enough to use every day. It’s easy to apply too – simply squeeze a generous amount of product on to the breasts and buttocks area. Massage gently until the product has been absorbed and repeat daily, morning and night.

”One of the great things about this and other products in the new Your Best Friend’s range is that the convenient tube packaging is specifically designed to be travel-friendly, making this a beach bag essential!”

Beautifully natural, the new Your Best Friend’s Boob and Booty Enhancement Tube stays true to the ASDM Beverley Hills vision of creating every customer’s next favourite product with an emphasis on harnessing plant-based, organic and food grade ingredients which skin loves.

All ASDM oils are cold pressed or steam distilled using the finest extraction methods possible and all products are manufactured in the USA.

To find out more and shop all products, visit: www.asdmbeverlyhills.com




ASDM Beverly Hills Corp was founded by Alexandra Marquez in the early spring months of 1998. It all started with one persistent dilemma that drove Alexandra from one dermatologist to another: her melasma. This type of melasma was not simply superficial, but it also had hormonal aspects that motivated her to change her diet, re-balance the alkaline nature of her body and detoxify her cells and organs from everyday accumulated toxicities.


Despite this drastic change in diet, her melasma persisted. After countless failed prescriptions promising to clear up her melasma, Alexandra was ready to take matters into her own hands. With the help of her innovative husband and his background in chemistry, they concocted a unique lightening formula that addressed the main issues of melasma: hydration, exfoliation, targeting, and prevention.


This amazing miracle cream outperformed all of her prescribed creams by not only targeting the issue, but also renewing and nourishing her skin back to health. In less than 3 months, her face was clearer than ever before, with more life and resilience. As is expected with anything that is actually effective, her friends started to notice. And so was born ASDM Beverly Hills basing its humble roots from one remarkable cream: The Arbutin Skin Lightening Cream. It marked an exciting beginning to an amazing collection of skin care products that would prove to be loved by all.


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February 15, 2018

The Magic of Bare Alchemy is in the bulb

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February 15, 2018

Cindy Crawford Loves Her 7 For All Mankind Jeans!

LOS ANGELES, CA – February 15, 2018 – Cindy Crawford was photographed wearing 7 For All Mankind on the streets on New York City yesterday! The supermodel was arm in arm with hubby Rande Gerber in her 7 For All Mankind b(air) Denim Skinny Ankle Jeans in Duchess ($179, www.7forallmankind.com).
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February 9, 2018

Valentine Make-up, Date night is approaching

Have you picked your favorite hair and make-up combo for Valentine’s date night?  Here are some makeup tips brought to you by Beautypress.com.
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Stripped back but sultry is a new way to play this February 14th. Modeled on the likes of Alicia Vikander, a golden taupe cream eye shadow dabbed onto the top lid and lower lashes and framed with a black pencil three quarters of the way along the top lash line makes for an eye look that gives just enough shine without looking too OTT.  Finish off with lashings of mascara and a nude lip, this fresh faced look turns heads without the need for red!

Channel Bridget Bardot. Black eyeliner and an easy half-up style makes for the ultimate sexpot look! Trace your top lashes with black liner, flicking the line up ever so slightly once you get to the outer corner, not skipping the bottom lashes. A shimmery nude eye shadow, cream or powder, can then be blended over the lid and up over the brow bone, finishing off with lashes of mascara. Team with fresh skin and a dab of blusher and add a slick of sheer nude gloss to create the illusion of fuller lips.

It’s a known fact that when two people fall in love it may well have to do with scent. And the sales records are there to show that love doesn’t go only through one’s stomach, but also through one’s nose. The business sector of body care and beauty products alone can boast with turnover of approximately 62.46 billion U.S. dollars every year, and that only in the United States. Perfume is the queen of all gifts. However, in order to choose the best scent for your beloved, you should always consider their personality and style. Fresh scent creations are better suited for athletic personalities, while subtle, flowery scents are often a wonderful fit for romantic-playful types.

You can never go wrong with the classic reds on Valentine’s day. Teaming lips and nails makes for an alluring and co-ordinated look that will go with almost any outfit. To avoid makeup overkill, opt for a fresh face and just a slick of eyeliner to compliment your lip look.

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February 8, 2018

Defend your hair in this brutal cold weather with Maple Holistics Silk 18

This past month, the weather has been brutal. I’m have a difficult time with extremely dry skin but even a bigger problem with my hair. My hair is very dry, right down to my scalp. When my hair is dry, my curls don’t curl and I have to pin my hair up. My scalp is itchy and I’m very uncomfortable. I use a variety of different hair conditioners but I found an amazing one that works very well and offers extra softness to my hair that other conditioners do not.

Maple Holistics Silk 18, is a natural Hair conditioner formulated for all hair types especially my hair type “dry, damaged, curly and color treated hair”.  The glycerin in this conditioner does a great job hydrating my hair and reducing my dry itchy & flaky scalp.  Maple Holistics Silk 18  contains “18 Silk Amino Acids for Soft Beautiful Hair and Strong Thick Hair Growth”. You can definitely notice the softness and moisture in your hair and scalp as you only need a small amount to do the trick.

Maple Holistics Silk 18 is Sulfate Free, paraben free silicon free and cruelty free.

The following properties in Maple Holistics Silk 18  make this conditioner a must have.

The Keratin in Silk 18 provides Therapeutic Pro-Vitamins and is antioxidant rich. Silk 18 smooths split ends and moisturizes dry hair.

Aloe Vera,  Green Tea,  Jojoba Oil and Sea Buckthorn work together to strengthen hair. The Shea Butter leaves straight wavy or curly hair softer smoother & shinier.

One of my favorite features is the detangling feature, especially if you have curly hair. Silk 18 is hypoallergenic and can be used by both men and women and even kids. Even the bottle is eco friendly.  Learn more about Maple Holistics and there products at MapleHolistics.com

Check out Maple Holistics free samples page ( https://www.mapleholistics.com/free-sample/)


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February 7, 2018

Expert Tips: Do You Need to Vet Your Valentine?

This Valentine’s Day—before looking for the perfect gift or planning a romantic date—ask yourself an important but often overlooked question: Is my valentine a criminal?

It’s easy to get caught up in the emotions of love, or perceived love. But doing so can have potentially dangerous consequences. As an example, here is the story of one online dater who believed she had found the man of her dreams, when in fact she had found a monster. It turned out that he was a felon who had seduced, swindled and terrorized multiple women, many of whom he had met on online dating sites. With drug charges, gun charges, and restraining orders, one detective called him “a ticking bomb, capable of unpredictable violence.”

To ensure you don’t end up in a similar situation, do your own due diligence in discovering everything you should know about the person you’re dating. Keep in mind that online dating sites do not vet their members. Here are five ways to vet your valentine:

1. Do A Reverse Image Search
Don’t wait until you’re emotionally invested in your valentine to do a reverse image search of this person’s dating pictures. At the influence of someone at work who told her “the guy doesn’t want to meet you … maybe it’s not even him,” one online dater we wrote about uploaded her crush’s photo to a reverse image search and discovered social media accounts belonging to another man. She confronted her online crush and demanded an explanation, but this “catfish” continued to deny he was pretending to be someone else.

2. Check For Mutual Friends
Is your online dating match friends with anyone you know? If so, asking this person his or her opinion of your match can potentially give you a better idea of who this person really is. To discover mutual friends, check out the social media profiles of your match. Ask those people their opinion of your crush. You never know what stories might be shared.

3. Keep To Communicating Via The Dating App
If someone asks you to take your communications outside the dating app, pause. That could be a red flag. Online dating scammers use this tactic to distance themselves from the dating site and therefore links to his or her crime. Knowing that it’s more unlikely that you’ll report suspicious activity or abuse if you don’t communicate via the dating site, a scammer might make an excuse like, “My membership is almost expired. Why don’t we talk via text?”

4. Do A Background Check
A background checking service such as BeenVerified is a valuable tool that can potentially help you learn more about the background of someone you met via online dating. You can potentially verify his or her identity, discover social networks, check their criminal history, marital status, and more.

5. Trust Your Instinct
One powerful tool is your instinct. If at any point your instincts kick into gear and you don’t feel right about something this person is saying, you’re probably right. Don’t just take your valentine’s word for it. Ask questions and see how he or she reacts. If this person is having a hard time giving straight answers or provides only vague answers, you might be dealing with a catfish or a disingenuous person. And if your valentine doesn’t want to meet in person at all, consider this a reason a find another one, as this is another telltale sign of a scammer. Stay safe this Valentine’s Day by getting to the heart of who your valentine really is.

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February 7, 2018

Beauty Tips for Removing and Preventing Blackheads

Do you look in the mirror and see those unwanted blackheads on your nose or chin?  If so, worry not, you are just like most people in the world. Even celebrities have to deal with these showing up on their skin. There are many ‘at home’ remedies you can try before splurging on a facial to get rid of them.  However, using a blackhead remosalonprices.com, val tool such as a face steamer is generally worth it, since it’s a one-time cost that will allow you to have clear skin forever.  Before you begin, the one rule you must follow is to not squeeze the blackheads.  This could cause scarring, infection, or inflammation.1.

  1. Use a Face Steamer



       The best way to remove blackheads is to use a face steamer every few days or when blackheads become visible.  This method can be used on the entire face and allows blackheads to             slip out of the skin naturally, painlessly, and with no chance of infection or scarring.  While this is an expensive item, it works incredibly well, lasts for years, and will put an end to               blackheads once and for all.

      2.  Exfoliate with Baking Soda



       Baking Soda has a number of surprising uses, including some that focus on personal health and beauty. One of the uses is by creating a natural method for exfoliating skin.  It is also           often used in a salon for microdermabrasion treatments.  Mix the water and baking soda together to create a paste and put it onto your skin. You can use this as a scrubbing paste to           open your pores and clear away the blackheads.

       3. Pore Strips



       You can use homemade or store bought pore strips to put onto your nose.  However, these only give an immediate result in your skin, not one that will further prevent more from                 occurring in the future.  For that, you would need a preventative measure, which you can read on to find out about!  Pore strips can be expensive if purchased online or in stores –               however, they are relatively easy to make at home for next to nothing.

       4. Salicylic Acid



       In order to break down the oil trapped inside your pores, you need to use a beta-hydoxy acid, or salicylic.  You can find these in peels or masks. It will work to dissolve any build up in         your pores.  By using this consistently, you can prevent them from forming again.

If you have the urge to splurge, you should treat yourself to a microdermabrasion treatment.  This treatment will exfoliate your skin leaving it looking radiant. However, the results are not permanent.

How to Prevent Blackheads

Now that you know how to get rid of them, in the future, you want to try to prevent them from ever coming back.  There are a few ways you can try and avoid having them resurface.  First and foremost, try not to wear too much make-up.  Keeping your face relatively clean will prevent build up and your pores from being clogged.  It also helps to focus on preparing your own healthy foods at home, or making sure to eat out at places that serve natural and healthy foods, such as various soups and salads.

Whether you wear make-up and need to clean it off, or you are just washing up before bed, make sure to wash your face with gentle cleansers. You do not want a product that will make your skin produce more oil, which would then create blackheads.  Wash your face with a natural cleanser. A trick of the trade to help keep off any leftover dirt and tighten up your pores is by using witch hazel before putting on a moisturizer. Now that your face is clean, make sure to wash your pillowcases weekly, in order to clean off any oils you may have left behind or dead skin.  

Besides these preventative measures, you can also use a facial steamer every few weeks; create your own natural cleansing method and facial mask.  Additionally, throughout the day, dab your face with a paper towel to soak up any oil – to keep your pores from clogging up!

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February 7, 2018

Believe in Yourself, is donating dresses in LA

The Charity called Believe in Yourself (we have written about this wonderful charity before) will be coming to Los Angeles for the first time and donating brand new ” in style” dresses to girls in the LA  area to wear to their upcoming school Valentine’s Day dances.

The founder of UsTrendy, the world’s largest Independent Fashion ecommerce site started the foundation one year ago. He recently launched a site for the foundation: www.believeinyourself.org

Some of the objectives of this charity is to combat the financial pressures that are felt on low income girls and their families to continuously stay in style and purchase new items each season along with promote positive body image and fight cyber bullying.

One of the foundation’s activities is donating dresses to underprivileged girls. “We have already provided dresses to girls to wear to school dances and similar events in various states. The girls will be registered in our system and receive dresses all through out the school year for various special occasions,” says Founder Sam Sisakhti. Future dress donations will be tied to the girls’ progress in achieving goals, whether towards improving their academics or pursuing an extracurricular interest such as music, dance, sports. Each girl who wants to receive a dress is entered into a system where they are then tracked to see their progress, whether towards improving their academics or pursuing an extracurricular interest.

Believe in Yourself is part of a broader initiative. The charity brings in Mentors and speakers to motivate the girls to believe in themselves. These mentors also provide tips if the girls are experiencing a negative body image or bullying of any kind, and they counsel the girls to help them achieve their dreams and goals.

Check the website for info about the upcoming and past events.

Believe in Yourself Project BANGOR / ME

Believe in Yourself Project BANGOR / ME


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February 5, 2018

Valentine’s Day Affordable Gifts

With Valentine’s Day less than 2 weeks away, here are a few fun and affordable gift ideas from one of our favorite online shopping sites SHOWPO. Showpo has a wide range of affordable items for your everyday fashion loving girl looking for the most complete shopping experience. Started by popular Australian fashionista Jane Lu, Showpo has quickly become one of the most popular shopping sites in the world! So whether you’re looking for a hot date night look, or a present to celebrate you BFF, Showpo has you covered this Valentine’s Day.

View the entire site here: https://www.showpo.com

We have some suggested items for you.

1. Key to My Heart Sunglasses in Red – $19.95 The sunnies that your heart has been yearning for!

2. Secret Getaway Dress in White Floral – $53.95 This dress is so perfect for a secret getaway!

3. Hearts on Fire Earring Set in Silver – $11.95 Double the hearts, double the love for these earrings.

4. Besties by Leah Gordon – $20.95 A fully illustrated celebration of female friendship.

5. Feelin’ Myself Bodysuit In Wine Lace – $46.95 A super seductive piece that will have you slaying through the boys.

6. What I love About You Fill in the Blanks Journal – $13.95 Saying how you feel has never been so easy.

Key to my heart sunglasses

Key to My Heart sunglasses

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