July 9, 2017

J.T. Spencer Belts are classic, unique and have great appeal

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Proudly made in Richmond, VA, J.T. Spencer offers 1.25″ wide belts, stitched on premium luxury cotton, finished with a full grain, rich mahogany leather and solid brass buckle plated in an elegant brushed nickel finish

·       Designs cover everything from the time-honored American Flag to quirky designs. J.T. Spencer makes an effort to offer unique motifs on timeless and classically styled products that appeal to everyone

·       Available at JTSpencer.com as well as fine retail outlets, prestigious golf, yacht, athletic and country clubs along with universities and colleges across America

·       JT Spencer services the green grass golf industry as an official licensee of Peter Millar

·       Monograming is offered for under $20

·       Custom colored belts available at not additional cost – all of the designs featured on the website are available in any color combination as a custom order at no additional cost

·       One of a kind belts available for an additional charge

·       Retail Price: Belts – $85 (sizes above 46 are $95); flasks $50; key fobs $20

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July 2, 2017

The Bag Bug…a Must have handbag accessory

When I first saw this unique accessory, I knew I had to have one. If you haven’t heard about the Bag Bug, you are in for a treat. The Bag Bug was created by Isabel Fernandez. She is a woman who definitely understands the need for comfort when carrying a handbag or diaper bag with straps as well as a need to keep keep your bag off the floor.  I wish I had one when I was toting around a diaper bag. The Bag Bug is a purse accessory that clips on the strap of your bag. There is a rubber pad on the underside of the Bag Bug for extra comfort when your handbag is over your shoulder. This rubber pad also prevents your bag from slipping off your shoulder.
What I love about the Bag Bug is that it works. I can easily rest my handbag at the corner of any table or Roundback chair (a big problem in restaurants) and the bag stays off the floor. I often sit at a table in a restaurant and can not fine a place to rest my purse and have to put it on the chair behind me. The Bag Bug has solved my handbag problems. The Bag Bug come in an assortment of styles and luxury finishes like stainless steel, 24K gold plated and 18K rose gold plated. You can view the  styles here at The Bag Bug.
WHERE DID THE NAME BAG BUG COME FROM?
I found this interesting excerpt at their website, “While conceiving the idea for the product, founder Isabel Fernandez was inspired by the ancient Mexican tradition of wearing a real live beetle (A Scarab) on the shoulder as an amulet for good luck. Since the scarab is a bug, and the accessory would be attached to the bag, she thought “it’s like a little bug for your bag!” It just seemed fitting for the accessory; short and sweet, catchy, fun and easy to remember.  Bag Bug: The only Bug you’ll ever love!”
For more information, visit http://www.bagbug.com/. Like them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram
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July 2, 2017

March’s Winner of It’s a Glam Thing’s Surprise Beauty Box is…..

Congratulations Cynthia R. from Tuscon, AZ. You have been chosen as our winner of It’s a Glam Thing’s  March Surprise Beauty Box.  Your Surprise box will be arriving shortly. We hope you enjoy your beauty products.

 

The Gussy

Hard Candy Color Correct                          www.hardcandy.com

Viviscal Hair and Scalp Serum                  www.viviscal.com

Bodycology Gift Cup                                    www.bodycology.com

H2O Moisture Lock Masque                       www.h2o.com

Eco Tools Lovely Looks Brushes                www.ecotools.com

Orly “Cliffhanger” Nail Polish                   www.orly.com

Murad Eye Lift Firming Treatment         www.murad.com

A la Maison Body Butter                           www.alamaisondeprovence.com

The Gussy                                                    www.thegussy.com

Cover Girl Powder                                    www.covergirl.com

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June 30, 2017

Julia’s video tips for Everyday Make-up-Clear Skin and Long lashes

Video by Julia Nell, Beauty and fashion enthusiast

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June 16, 2017

3 Ways Dogs Can Help Fight Addiction

In a previous article, we talked about the things caregivers need to know about how addictions originate. Helping children or family members suffering from addiction isn’t always the easiest thing to do. It is even more difficult when you’re the one fighting the addiction because things are much more complicated from that point of view.

Experts are now suggesting dogs as the perfect pets for people fighting addiction. Dogs are great in many ways, especially at times when you need companions the most. Here are the top three ways dogs can help fight addiction.

The Emotional Battle

The most difficult thing to deal with in cases of addiction is the emotional side of things. Addicts often have low self-esteem and find trying to get away from their addictions is a lot more difficult because of it. If you’re experiencing this issue too, getting a dog could be the perfect solution to try.

A close friend of mine got sober almost immediately after finding out that her dog had cancer. The strong bond she developed with her dog and the drive to help the dog survive the illness gave her the right emotional boost to fight addiction. She ended up reading Canna-Pet reviews and using the product to help with her dog’s symptoms, as Canna-Pet supplements can help ease the pain of cancer in pets.

Dogs also have the ability to build strong, deep relationships with their humans. This kind of relationship – the way a dog greets you happily after a long day at work or how they rest their head on your lap to cheer you up at the right moment – is invaluable to those fighting addiction.

Good Chemicals

There is a long list of benefits to gain from caring for and playing with pets, particularly dogs. These experiences allow the brain to release feel-good hormones such as dopamine and serotonin. As your body produces more of these hormones, you will feel better about yourself and much less dependent on the addictive substances you normally consume.

The same experiences also reduce withdrawal symptoms greatly. Things such cravings, sadness, and hostility are easier to deal with when you have a good companion – or several of them – around. The presence of a dog is known to aid relaxation and will also reduce most withdrawal symptoms down to a minimum.

Alternative Activities

Of course, having dogs as pets comes with a lot of responsibility. You have to take them for walks regularly, feed them at the right time, and assume other responsibilities along the way. Fortunately, these routines also help with the fight against addiction.

The additional exercise you get from taking your dogs for a walk, for example, will help your body physically recover much faster. Your improved metabolism will result in better sleep at night, faster cell regeneration, and fewer withdrawal symptoms in general.

At the same time, having routines and extra activities to do will keep your mind from thinking about getting a drink or consuming the addictive substances that hooked you in the first place. Combined with the other benefits dogs bring into your life, a pet dog is a great way to make your fight against addiction – or the fight of a loved one – easier.

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June 14, 2017

Top Blouse Designs for Wearing Wedding Sarees

 

Designer blouses are the best type of blouses that can be worn with modern sarees. Their charm and appeal is subtle and adds edge to the personality and you get the attention you deserve.

Previously Indian ladies were accustomed to only few styles of draping and blouse types. However, designs have drastically changed now. These days, an urban woman wants to look unique as much as possible. Nevertheless, her dressing sense is reflected in her outlook and appearance.

Saree is a staple cloth in India that has undergone several changes. It has also emerged as a sensual outfit and is even worn at Cannes by the Bollywood stars. There are different types of sarees. Contemporary party wear sarees are different from the modern ones. These are designed exclusively to give the traditional look. One of such saree is the pattu sarees.

Let us have a look on how to enhance the pattu sarees.

New age look

Most of the designer pattu sarees are inspired by indo-western look. With these types of sarees, you can wear noodle strap blouses, halter neck blouses, backless and heavily worked back patterned blouses. You must give special attention to neck designs of blouses. If you want to show off your even toned bare back, you can settle with lace backless chiffon material.

On the other hand, if you want to go for a classy and traditional look you can go with the choli design or look for alternatives with sleeves. You must also keep the color and tone of your skin in mind while making one. Not only should it compliment your skin color, but also your personality.

Most of these designs will include pads that will cut out the requirement of wearing bras. However, you must give your fit properly for having the most suitable fit. Once you have figured out your pattern and styles, you can yourself create a versatile variety of blouses, which you can wear from time to time.

You can play with the embellishments. From heavily embellished blouses to minimal work you should choose accordingly. Wear blouses according to your occasion.

Readymade or boutique designed blouses

You may wear your pattu saree with a readymade laced blouse or one designed in a boutique. Both of them can be mixed and matched. Buying readymade blouses from online stores will definitely save time.

On the other hand if you want a flawless fitting, you must go for a tailor made alternative. Obviously tailor made designs will take time but you cannot get the perfection from readymade. You can also design your blouse according to the pattern, designs, work and style of pattu sarees.

Tips to choose a style for pattu sarees

Style is all about being comfortable & confident. Unless you don’t know what suits your body type or skin, it is difficult to garner attention. If you are tall, you can opt for circular or square blouses but remember that you must avoid V-shaped and U-shaped blouse neck designs. For pattu sarees you can.

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June 13, 2017

The Spony Baseball Cap is the coolest Cap ever

The Spony Baseball Cap is the coolest Cap ever. I have to get one but the hardest part of this order is “What color should I choose?” Here is what I found out about Spony Baseball Caps:

  • Patent-pending Convertible Women’s Ballcap
  • Back center seam constructed with separable Velcro closure instead of sewn shut
  • Added pockets provided inside cap to keep Velcro on side flaps from coming in contact with hair
  • Can be worn as a regular closed ballcap AND as an open-backed ponytail cap
  • Made in the USA
  • Open up back of cap for ventilation, and close up back for protection from rain or extreme weather
  • Whether you’re on your way to the gym, a busy mama, or your hair just refuses to cooperate, Spony has your back. Take your gym routine to the next level with the perfect blend of fashion and function!
  • Check out the cool video below to see how this cap really works

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June 13, 2017

Tired of fruitless weight loss fads? Here are 5 unique and practical ways for success.

According to a recent study, weight loss is the most common New Year resolution. Sadly, more than 80% of people do not achieve success s- the main reason for this failure being blindly following unreasonable weight loss beliefs that are based on fallacious and ridiculous arguments.

For any result, a weight loss plan must last for at least 5 weeks. Anything that suggests a duration that is lesser to lose weight tiowill most probably not work.

A good diet alone is the key- absolutely not!

A good weight loss regimen is a combination of many factors. Good feeding habits alone may not guarantee good results.

The idea is to burn as many calories as you can while still cutting back on the daily intake. But reportedly, some people still claim that this impartial belief does not work for them. Want to know the reason why?

Before embarking on any weight loss workout plan, you must believe in it first. Rather than approaching it with a starting-from-square-one mentality, go for it with an “I am already incinerating some fat belief”.

Seeking help online

Although most certified physicians try to discredit online help, mostly from blogs, you can actually get a lot of help from these. However, even with these wells of info at hand, it is still advisable to consult a certified professional on a regular basis for face-to-face guidance. There are also a lot of things that you can learn from weight loss support groups.

Keeping that diary will be worthwhile

Recently, studies revealed that people who keep diaries during their weight loss regimens are more conscious and focused on weight loss, and therefore are more likely to achieve better levels of success than people who don’t.

Keeping yourself hydrated helps a lot

The best drink to help keep yourself hydrated is water. If you think that water is a little too repetitious, natural fruit smoothies can be used side by side with water. Scientifically proven, drinking lots of calorie-free liquids helps increase calorie incineration.

There are very many theories to back up this fact. For example, some people argue that the body uses a significant amount of calories to heat up the cold water after it is consumed. Others suggest that drinking water regularly helps reduce junk food cravings. Eating water saturated fruits wholly such as watermelons also help a lot.

Cutting down too much on the food intake triggers starvation mode

Naturally, the human body regulates its weight by ensuring that it stays at its predominant state. Cutting down heavily on calorie intake abruptly could cause the body to enter starvation mode, where the body also slows down its metabolic rate.

Instead of denying your body food for extremely long hours, eat a balanced diet during your normal feeding hours.   This way, you will ensure that the metabolic rate does not go below normal. Simple and realistic weight loss training accelerates it from normal to high for maximum fat incineration.

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June 12, 2017

DIY ​tips to prep​ skin for smooth, bump-free hair removal this summer

 

FROM THE PROS:  Deanna Renda​, Founder of Naples Soap Company ​would love to share her simple DIY ​tips to prep​ skin for smooth, bump-free hair removal this summer.​

  1.   Cleanse – cleansing the skin can prevent infections and remove dirt from the treatment area. The easiest way to cleanse the skin is to have a warm shower or bath that not only cleanses, but opens up the pores.

    2.  Exfoliate​ -​ ​A gentle exfoliation to the skin improves circulation and promotes regeneration of the skin cells.  This can be achieved through loofahs, washcloths, scrubs, and brushes.  You can also use body scrubs with sea salt which is gentle on the skin

    3.   Soften Hair and Skin – heat and moisture is the most effective way to soften the hair and skin – use of a good, natural shaving cream can also be the key to a bump-free bikini area.

    4.  Minimize Friction – when moving an implement across your skin to remove hair, it is important to resist friction – this can be accomplished using soap or cream.  Soothing and creamy elements such as shea butter help the glide, so look for the right blend.

    What to do if you break out in pimples after removing hair?

    1.      Soak a cotton swab in alcohol-free witch hazel and preferably cold aloe vera and apply to the bumpy area.

    2.      After the witch hazel and aloe vera have evaporated, apply a few drops of pure, cold- pressed argan oil to the area. Use a gentle soap to eliminate further irritation.

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June 8, 2017

Doesn’t Dad deserve a Legacy for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is the perfect occasion to give that special man in your life cologne. If he is anything like my husband, he will love the cologne if it is a gift but he will never buy it for himself. This Father’s Day I found the perfect cologne, Empire Lyon’s Legacy Fragrance For Men.  I gave my children a few cologne options to choose from and Legacy got the “thumbs up” !

LEGACY is a sophisticated cologne with an alluring masculine scent.  This spectacular fragrance “opens with a sparkling blend of bergamot and lemon water with an atomic heart of lavender buds, crisp geranium and clary sage”  It also carries scents of  warm amber, vanilla suede and tobacco leaf.
LEGACY was launched by Cristiano Ronaldo in 2015. It was inspired by the Twentieth Century Fox highly acclaimed Television series “Empire” created the visionary Lee Daniels. The bottle design represents “striking gold”. “The idea expressed literally via the gold nugget design of our fragrance candle design and metaphorically expressed via the gold hue, crocodile trim, and Jeweled facets caps of the bottle designs.”    The Empire “E” pendent adorns the fragrance bottle magnificently.
Empire Lyon’s Legacy Fragrance For Men Eau de Toilette Spray 3.4 oz is Available at EmpireFragrance.com and Macy’s.
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