Donna Raheb
January 14, 2019

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

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

Details on  January’s  Beauty Basket Giveaway

This month our basket includes products from Vaseline, Dove, Essie, Garnier, Carol’s Daughter, Ponds, L.A. Girl and more! The Contest runs from now through 1/31/19, winners will be chosen on 2/10/2019 and notified by 2/15/2019. Please to go to their Facebook page ( and like the page, then enter to win on our page. You can also enter on the website at

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January 13, 2019

5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Footwear For Your Office


Part of being properly attired for the office involves selection footwear that is in line with the dress code. Fortunately, there are quality brands like Merrell shoes that offer all sorts of solutions. All you have to do is decide what qualities you want and find a pair that has all of them. Here are a few tips that will help you choose a pair of shoes for the office that will serve you well.

Casual or Business?

What sort of footwear is included in your company dress code? Consider what sort of designs the employer considers appropriate. For example, did you know that a pair of slip-ons may be considered too casual even if they are somewhat dressy? If that’s the case, then you might want to consider something like an Oxford design with a lower heel and subtle appearance.

You can bet that among the best shoes for men in Canada you can find something that’s fine for the most casual office setting or one that leans more toward the traditional and the conservative.

The Colour Matters

Colour may also come into play when it comes to selecting shoes for the workplace. A safe choice with any type of traditional office setting is to go with basic black. A nice pair of Merrell shoes in black will go with just about any type of business attire one can imagine, making them more versatile.

If your company dress code does allow options like darker brown shades in addition to black, feel free to invest in a pair or two. They will certainly work on those days when you wear some lighter shades of slacks and pair them with a darker sport coat.

Materials That Hold Up Well Are Important

Always consider the materials used for the shoes that you select. Some synthetic materials look fine at first, but they don’t tend to wear well. Lesser brands may be made of materials that crease a lot faster than those made using higher quality materials. The last thing you need is a new pair of shoes that look heavily worn after only a month or so. Spend a little more for the best shoes for men in Canada and you will actually save money on shoe repair and replacement over the next couple of years.

Go With a Comfortable Fit

Since you will be wearing the shoes all day, it makes sense to go with a pair that feel comfortable. That means the size must be perfect and the cushioning should be sufficient to absorb the shock of walking over concrete floors that are covered with nothing more than a thin layer of padding and carpeting. You’ll find that all the designs offered by Merrell shoes have excellent cushioning and sizing that makes it easy to enjoy a proper fit.

Support Matters Even If You Are at a Desk All Day

Support is just as important as comfort when it comes to shoes for the workplace. Perhaps you do spend the majority of your day at a desk. Even so, you need support that ensures your feet and legs are not subjected to undue stress. Thanks to the support offered by the best shoes for men in Canada, your feet will feel fine at the end of the day. Your lower legs will also not feel strained and the odds of experiencing muscle cramps are kept to a minimum.

Remember that investing in the right pair of shoes for the workplace is not just about projecting a professional appearance. It’s also about wearing something that’s good for your feet and lower legs. Choose carefully and those shoes will serve you well for a long time.

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January 7, 2019

Just Take it all off with Biore

There’s nothing more fun than a bold makeup look- que the glitter- but removing all those sparkles can really damper the mood. Let Bioré do the hard work with Charcoal and Baking Soda Cleansing Micellar Waters- no rubbing or rinsing necessary! Leveraging Japanese technology, these Micellar waters are uniquely designed with a higher concentration of cleansing agents, giving the formula maximum cleansing ability. The waters glide on smoothly, gently remove makeup, dirt, and oil, and leave the skin refreshed without the agitation of traditional makeup removers.
It’s time to #JustTakeItAllOff with Bioré Cleansing Micellar Waters! Your pores and pillowcase will thank you.
  • Bioré Baking Soda Cleansing Micellar Water: in a refreshing blue shade formulated for combination skin, to condition, smooth, and balance the skin.
  • Bioré Charcoal Cleansing Micellar Water: in a detoxifying black hue formulated for oily skin, it absorbs excess oil and leaves skin mattified.

Available for $6.99 each at mass retailers


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January 2, 2019

Vienne Milano is coming to Macys






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December 17, 2018

The Bunny Beauty Box is a gift that keeps on giving

I have discovered a fabulous beauty box,  Bunny Beauty Box, a cruelty-free and vegan beauty box subscription which launched this May. This woman owned company’s main goal is to “inspire and encourage beauty enthusiasts to use cruelty-free and vegan products that do not involve animal testing. The Bunny Beauty Box is a monthly subscription containing 4 to 6 full-size products each month (starting at $29 per month).

When you subscribe to Bunny Box, each month you will receive an assortment of beauty products.  Bunny Box introduces you to different beauty items each month that you wouldn’t normally buy or didn’t know about them. I shared my Bunny Beauty Box with my daughters. They liked the Aila Nail Lacquer, K. Calderwood Glitter Eye Liner, Lip Balm and Change Purse. I kept the Elba Facial Moisturizer which I was not familiar with and I’m loving it.  

Subscribing to Bunny Beauty Box is a great way try out and learn more about cruelty-free and vegan brands and products. Surprise your friends or family with a “present” of makeup and skincare every month.  The Bunny Beauty Box is Auto-renewal, no obligation, cancel your subscription anytime before your next renewal.  This is a winning beauty  subscription!

 Bunny Beauty Box is offering an amazing Holiday Special


Get the Bunny Beauty Christmas Box with this selection of vegan and cruelty-free products right in time for Christmas.

This exclusive Holiday Box includes:

1  K. Calderwood Fascinations Glitter/ Mattes Palette                       1  Kismet Lip Scrub Limited Edition Red Velvet                       1  Nail & Bone Nail Polish in one of their beautiful red tones

1 Femileez Lip Color in one of their gorgeous holiday colors

FREE SHIPPING on all US orders. The Bunny Beauty Box is happy to announce that a portion of every sale will be donated to Rescue + Freedom Project. Since 2010 the US based non-profit organization has been freeing survivors from laboratory experiments, senior and special needs animals from shelters, and victims of horrific abuse from around the world.

To learn more about the company, how the monthly makeup box subscriptions work, and BBB’s vision, check out the Bunny Beauty Box website and Instagram
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December 12, 2018

Top 5 jaw-dropping and jaw-breaking dresses at Emmy’s 2018


Emmy Awards has always been a star studded event where celebrities sashay in their fairy tale gowns from the very best designers of the industry and the annual 70th Emmys 2018 was not any different. People were glued to the screen watching celebrities arriving to the red carpet in their phenomenal attires which made Emmy more exhilarating as they shape up entire fashion collection throughout the year. There is no playing around when it comes to red carpet as all world’s eyes are on celebrities who walk through them, so it is an immense pressure on them to dress up in something which is not only ravishing but is going to be talked about for decades. Keeping this in mind, some of the celebrities really set fashion bar very, very high this year in their magnificent and versatile ateliers. On the other hand, some tried very hard to make a statement on red carpet but got very hard thumbs down.

These dresses not only fascinate us but give us good ideas for what to wear in formal events. You can have them for your prom or for your date nights or even for wedding receptions. These dresses are of course way too expensive, but you can get the similar ones from various stores such as Miss Guided, Hello Molly, Boutique Feel, Stelly and many more. Also, since formal and party dresses still cost an arm and a leg, you can make use of coupons. Using coupons, you can get amazing deals and save good amount of money and if you’re lucky enough, you can also get free shipping. So let’s have a look at the best and worst dressed celebrities of Emmys 2018 and find out why and how they made to these categories:

Thandie Newton aka Mauve in hit series “Westworld” stunned the onlookers in this sleek and sophisticated ankle length gown by Brandon Maxwell. the color was a like a breath of fresh air on red carpet by being the right amount of pink, the trailing collar was the star of the dress, Thandie decided to keep it minimal with suave jewelry by Harry Winston and silver ankle strapped heels. Nude lips and suffused eyes made Thandie look ethereal showstopper of the event.

Jessica Biel the “Sinner” star is the next to hope in iconic que, the sleeveless white architectural gown by Ralph & Russo decorated with minimal jewelry from Harry Winston complemented Jessica at its best. The textured fabric with slight train on end was all lush and luxurious, the

nipped waistline emphasized her hourglass figure, middle part with soft waves and pink lips unified all the elements together. Jessica with this dress certainly brought a whole new level of sophistication and style to Emmy’s this year.

Dakota Fanning awed the entire crowd in dazzling emerald pleated gown by Dior Haute Couture. The spaghetti straps, chunky green earring and bold winged liner further added zing to her starlet appearance. She could not look any more stunning even if she tried to, this unembellished yet magnificent gown thus had to be one of the most exquisite dress of the evening.

Angela Sarafyan, star from Westworld wore this stunning ball gown from Christian Siriano which is literally made up of dreams. As if sleeveless fitted bodice and slight train was not enough to make it perfect the sparkles on black gown made it more mesmerizing and magical to look at. Jewelry from Harry Kottar and slicked back pony tail with side part was very cohesive with rest of the theme and is surely to be remembered for years.

Sandra Oh lead actor of “Killing Eve” made a huge splash on red carpet in this neck plunging red gown by Ralph & Russo. The wide belt at the waist emphasized her curves and minimal jewelry made hands down one of the classiest attire of the evening. Her untamed hairs and chunky red velvet platforms was delightful surprise for red carpet which we are safe to say “worked”.

Now that we have covered the the best dressed celebrities of the emmys 2018 there is also a list for the celebrities which frazzled viewers and make spectatotors question their dress choice. These stars did manage to steal the show but not in a good way, therefore now we will discuss which celebrities failed to dazzle us and why?

We will take start from Tiffany Hadish the most outrageous dresser of the event. Too much is going on here, the dress by Parabel Gurung is made by patching stripes of different bright colors that do not go with one another at all, this rainbow dress is just simply too overwhelming for every eye that it has passed through.

Tina Fey opted for opted for deep V-neck multicolored Ellie Saab gown which looked something made out of galaxy themed curtains. The fringes on bodice and lumpy black belt were a further disaster. Furthermore the untidy top bun simply made it look like Tina was not ready to attend the show and just simply decided to grab the first thing she got and made it to red carpet.

Lauran Dern the starlet from “Big Little Lies” went for this confusing dress from Proenza Schouler, people kept wondering if it was a bustier, a skirt or shiny silk shirt underneath, the armored corset was reminiscent of fifty shades of grey and paired with piaget double stranded pearl necklace and heels from 80’s just added the fuel to the fire.


Tracee Eliss Ross who plays Rainbow in “Blackish” made it to 70th Emmy’s in this blanket like pink bubble gum gown by Valentino. The off shoulder top is looking like it is dropping due to weight and gravity, the color is truly poking eye balls furthermore the orange eyelids are just cherry on top to this catastrophic atelier.  

We did not expect such dress selection from “mother of dragons”; Emilia Clark picked this appalling formless gown by Dior for Emmy’s. The halter top is much more down the waist than we had like it to be and it appears to be made of rags instead of sheer lace. This dress look likes it been made of what was left after being burned by one of her dragons.These were some of the highlights of the 70th Emmy’s for which the designers butted their heads all around the year to come up with artistic and plush dresses for this event alone. Some succeeded while others failed to deliver the finesse for the red carpet. Let us know in the comments which dress do you like the most and you’d like to get for yourself.








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December 11, 2018

Best CBD Oil Review – Bioavailability and Why Does It Matter


Whether you’re new to the world of CBD or are an experienced user, the most pressing question that comes to people’s minds is how to get the most out of their CBD. It turns out that a major factor to this is the “bioavailability” of CBD Explorer.

What is CBD Bioavailability?

CBD is available in various forms, including tinctures, lotions, oils, capsules, edibles, and e-liquids. Each of these different forms needs a different usage method. The options can be confusing, so which method should you use and how much CBD should you take? These are crucial questions that are addressed by understanding bioavailability.

Bioavailability is the degree and rate at which a substance is absorbed into the bloodstream. While the amount and strength of a substance matters, bioavailability is what determines how much of what you ingested will actually provide the level of effect. The bioavailability of CBD is based on the consumption method, as well as concentration of CBD in the product itself.

What’s the Best Way to Take CBD?

If you’re looking to get the most bioavailability of your CBD and feel the effects the soonest, the most direct route is intravenous administration, which means that it’s injected directly into the bloodstream through the veins. While this delivers 100% of the CBD, it isn’t very popular. Other methods of taking CBD that don’t involve injection are oral, sublingual, and vaporized consumption.

Oral Consumption

This method is to consume something through your mouth, and when it comes to CBD, common methods include capsules, edibles, and beverages. While this has certain benefits, the effects will take the longest to kick in, as our body will need time to absorb the CBD and could take several hours to do so. This drastically reduces bioavailability, to the point where some studies have found it to be between 4% and 20%.

Sublingual Consumption

This method occurs when you administer CBD directly underneath your tongue, where the sublingual gland allows it to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Common forms include drops of CBD oil, CBD lozenges, sprays, and tinctures. Because this is more direct, it will impact the body quicker and maintain higher availability, giving 12%-35% bioavailability.

Vaporized Consumption

This method involves inhaling CBD directly into the lungs. This is typically done through a vape pen or vaporizer. By directly entering the bloodstream, this method provides decreased breakdown rates and higher bioavailability. There have been studies reporting that rates through this method are between 34%-46%.

Whether you’re a newcomer to CBD or an experienced user, understanding how bioavailability works is essential to how you take CBD and its effectiveness. Understanding bioavailability’s impact will help you keep from overspending on methods that provide low bioavailability. While edibles are popular and tasty, if you’re looking to get more out of the CBD you’re paying for, you will want to purchase CBD oil, tinctures, or a vape pen. Knowing about bioavailability will hopefully save you money in the long run.


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December 11, 2018

Under $100: Ashley Tisdale’s OTK Boots!

Ashley Tisdale was photographed wearing Chinese Laundry while at Z100’s Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden. The singer looked holiday chic wearing the Benita Velvet Lace Up Over The Knee Boots in blue ($90,

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December 11, 2018

The Myths About Tallness & Improving Stature Review


A significant number of people won’t mind adding a few inches to their height. Many of them don’t like their current height, and that makes them vulnerable to misinformation.

Short stature people are more likely to take the available information at face value. They are eager to strike it gold by finding one factor that may finally make them tall.

In a highly consumerist culture, there’s almost a product for every need. And that includes growing tall. So, which claims is wheat and which are chaff? We debunk some of the myths below.

Weightlifting is not good for your height

One of the most popular arguments has been that weightlifting is not good for young growing bones. Typically, the cartilage on young lads is significantly weaker than the bones on mature adults. The growth plates are even more fragile and prone to fractures.

Much debate has centered on the compression of the spine that supposedly inhibits height growth. However, research shows that the effect of weight lifting is nothing but a myth. Therefore, there’s no need for avoiding weight-training entirely.

It is safe, but a certain level of supervision may be necessary, especially for young boys and girls. The blame on most of the injuries that are as a result of weight training is lack of supervision.

You cannot grow farther after hitting puberty

Adolescent years are when most of the growth spurts happen. The stage is characterized by a high endocrine activity. It is the time when the growth hormone and other hormones are produced at optimal levels. In most cases, you reach your optimal height at the end of this period.

The argument is that growth plates close at the end of this stage. However, that is not always the case. Some people may still experience growth even after puberty. And it is not a miracle.

You see, there are various growth plates in your body, and they do not all close at the same time.  The spine is the most critical body part that supports your entire body structure. It is also responsible for most of your height growth. Luckily, it is the last to close, and it may not necessarily be after the puberty.

Drinking milk is critical to height growth

Most blogs and parents do not stop insisting on the importance of drinking milk. Most people believe that milk is at the center of height growth. It is true that milk contains a significant amount of vitamin d and calcium. The two nutrients are vital to growth.

However, other foods contain the two nutrients. There are a variety of fruits and vegetables that can serve as a suitable replacement for the food. That is especially true if you are allergic to milk. One of the blogs we found helpful is the Height Growth Club, they have practical advice on growing taller.

Stretching exercises are helpful

The main idea behind stretching is to decompress the spine. There is some truth in that, but the effect is temporary. You may gain some height by stretching, but you will soon go back to your original stature.

Stretching exercises are quite helpful to your overall health. They help enhance blood flow to all parts of the body by removing any tension. Unfortunately, there is no direct link between your stature and stretching exercises. There’s also no conclusive research that indicates stretching helps you gain a permanent height.

Stretching exercises have the same effect as having a good night sleep. Resting your spine while you sleep helps decompress, and you may notice that you are taller in the morning. However, you become shorter in the evening. And the cycle continues.

Your genes are the only factor that affects your height

There’s no denying that the genetic makeup determines your final height. However, it is not the only factor. Research shows that a good diet can impact your final height by up to 4 inches.

For example, countries with higher GDP have a better average height than the developing countries. Wealthy countries can afford a well-balanced diet, and that helps in growing tall.

Other factors include medical conditions and exercises. Damage to the pituitary gland can inhibit proper production of the growth hormone. Also, a sedentary lifestyle causes unhealthy weight and the eventual decompression of the spine.

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December 11, 2018

CBD Oil Side Effects for Pets – Cannabidiol Review

Most of you may have heard that CBD oil is extremely useful and beneficial for dogs and cats. However, what it exactly is and how can it can help your pet, is something that very few of you probably know. CBD or Cannabidiol is an extract from the marijuana or cannabis plant. Although extracted from marijuana plant, it does not have any psychoactive effects on the user after consumption. This simply means that you will not feel “high” after having CBD oil. This makes it absolutely safe for pets and CBD is also non-toxic.

CBD oil is available in various forms in the market. It is available in the form of liquid tincture and also in the form of CBD infused pet food products. The dosage for your dog is dependent upon the size of your pet. You can easily mix a few drops of the tincture in your pet’s food and it will fail to know the difference in taste or smell. However, if your pet is one of those dogs that simply refuses to have any medicine, you can also opt for CBD infused food products for your dog.

CBD Benefits for Your Dog

CBD has been tested and studied by many scientists and it has been concluded that it contains anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. CBD has also been proved to have anti-anxiety properties. Thus, it makes it one of the best natural options when it comes to a number of health ailments in dogs such as allergies, cancer and tumors, arthritis, anxiety related problems, seizures, hip dysplasia, loss of appetite, mobility problems, pancreatitis, inflammation, and epilepsy, to name a few.

CBD Side Effects

Although studies have identified the various health benefits of CBD oil, there have also been tests that reveal the possible side effects CBD might have on pets. Some of these side effects are discussed below.

  • Dry Mouth: It may so happen that your pet may experience dry mouth due to CBD. According to tests, CBD tends to alter the productivity of saliva in your pet’s mouth. The best way to counter this problem is to give plenty of water to your pet if you give CBD to the dog.
  • Drowsiness: As discussed above, CBD has anti-anxiety effects on pets. It is highly beneficial to treat any anxiety related problems and panic attacks in dogs. Thus, the compound tends to make your pet feel drowsy due to its calming effect. The higher the dosage of the CBD oil, the greater will be the drowsiness.
  • Lowers the Blood Pressure Level: Higher doses of CBD oil has a possibility of lowering the blood pressure level in your pet. Although this drop in the blood pressure level is quite small, it may still make your dog feel light-headed.

Inhibition of Drug Metabolism: If you give greater doses of CBD oil to your pet, it may increase the chances of inhibiting the liver enzymes of your dog. As a result of this, your pet’s metabolism of some specific drugs would get interfered.

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