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November 6, 2017

Vanessa Hudgens Wears RUDSAK!

LOS ANGELES, CA – October 30, 2017 – Vanessa Hudgens was spotted wearing RUDSAK while filming “Second Act” along side with Jennifer Lopez in New York! The actress looked cozy chic in the SWOON Sweater in grey ($195 www.rudsak.com).

 

 

 

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November 6, 2017

Tips That Make Outdoor Holiday Decorating Easy and Fun from RubberMulch

OUTDOOR HOLIDAY DECORATING IS MADE ENJOYABLE & EASY WITH SOME TIPS FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT RUBBERMULCH

Now that Halloween is behind us, all eyes are focused on the upcoming winter holidays. Are you thinking about decorating your home for the festive season ahead? We sure are! Sprucing up the outside of your home will be enjoyable, non-labor intensive, and wallet-friendly with a little help from our friends at RubberMulch. Rhianna Miller, home and garden design expert for RubberMulch shows you exactly how to get that polished outdoor holiday decorating down with easy-to-create ideas that don’t take a lot of time or money. Check out these great ideas below:
The Front Entryway. Your front door and entryway are begging for personal treatment when it comes to outdoor holiday decorating. In this case, simple goes a long way. You can always go with the standard wreath—it never goes out of style and always looks good. Put a twist on the old school wreath by adding more than one, hanging from a decorative ribbon, wrapping around a string of lights, etc. Wreaths look great hung from windows and yard fencing as well. Dig out your old sled from childhood and place by the front door for a hint of nostalgia. Candles look great on a front porch, place in a metal bucket, glass hurricane candle holders or metal lanterns. The nighttime lighting will be key in making your front entryway holiday perfect.​

Outdoor Garden Containers. Repurpose your summer garden containers and make them winter ready. Fill containers with frost-tolerant plants and greens such as evergreens, cabbage, and tigs. Real cut logs also make a great filler for your containers. Add ribbon around the logs and a string of lights. ​
Just Add Swag. A simple, cost effective way to add a dash of holiday décor is with evergreen swags or garland. Whether you choose to pick up real evergreen swags or fake, simply wrap your garland around the mailbox, front porch bannisters and railings, fence, and anything else in your front yard that could use a little green. Hold swags in place with Command Hooks (they stick to any surface and do not leave marks when you remove them).
Whimsical Holiday Décor. Making your own outdoor holiday décor is both fun and inexpensive. All you need is a little creativity. Check your garage for planters, metal lanterns, and scrap wood. With a few basic tools and a hot glue gun, you’ll be ready to create. Scrap wood or pallets can be cut and made into a non-traditional Christmas tree display with lights for the front yard. If you’re like most of us, you’ve got a lot of extra Christmas tree balls in storage. They can be glued together and set in a pot for an interesting topiary or used to fill a metal lantern. Stringed fresh cranberries make a unique garland to add to evergreen. Attach jingle bells, pinecones and unbreakable tree ornaments to wreaths and garland (pick these up at a dollar store near you), a couple of yards of plaid fabric can dress up garland or a front porch rocking chair, and backyard twigs can be spray painted gold and added to planters and container plants.
Add A Festive Holiday Look to Planters. Galvanized metal buckets are handy for many reasons — they are perfect to set your terra-cotta planters in as they make a great festive yet inexpensive look for the holidays. They are also ideal for creating elegant arrangements using long-stemmed berries or natural branches. A small wreath laid around the base of the planter is a great way to add even more holiday color! Place on front porch to greet your guests as they arrive for holiday parties.
Light Up The Night. Luminaries are a classic holiday decoration and a beautiful addition to the exterior of any home. Line your sidewalk or driveway with luminaries to welcome guests for your holiday gathering. For those who have a fear of fire or the annoyance of the candle flame blowing out with wind, battery operated candles or LED luminary lights makes the perfect solution.
Decorate Outdoor Christmas Trees. If your yard has evergreen trees, consider creating an outdoor Christmas tree. It will brighten up the entire yard. Keeping with the theme of your other decorations, string clear or colored Christmas lights throughout the branches. Be sure to string lights among the interior branches instead of just draping them on the exterior branches to make the whole tree brighter.  You can also make large Christmas light balls by bending chicken wire into a ball and threading strings of lights through the structure.
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Rhianna Miller is the Home & Garden Design Expert at RubberMulch. Rubber Mulch is the original and environmentally responsible mulch made from 100% recycled rubber used in gardens, playgrounds and sustainable landscaping. Rubber Mulch is weather resistant, durable, and the most cost effective mulch around and is specifically designed to protect children from falls on the playground.
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November 3, 2017

Why Do Hairstylists Choose Tape-In Hair Extensions?

If you are new to hair extensions and trying to select the best type, doesn’t it make sense to go with the method preferred by a majority of hair stylists? There are a number of reasons why tape-in type hair extensions are the method chosen time and time again by professional hairstylists. Here are just a few of those reasons.

 

  1. The application is easy. Tape-in hair extensions are easy to install. There are no tools required, except perhaps one-sided tape (more about this later). The tape-in hair extensions come in different sizes and lengths for a perfect application. Narrower pieces can be used to fill in around the hairline where the natural hair is finer and thinner; these smaller pieces can also be added to the crown for invisible addition of volume and fullness. The application is painless and takes less time than many other hair extension methods.
  2. The cost is lower than other methods. When purchasing hair extensions, cost is always a factor. With tape-in extensions you get more for your money. Why? The tape-in extensions have the unique characteristic of flexibility in the application. They can be applied by using two of the pieces per section of natural hair for a bulkier look and feel; they can also be used in single pieces per section of natural hair, and sealed off with one-sided tape. This effectively doubles the use of the hair that you buy, leaving you with extra for future applications. It also allows you to spread the hair out more evenly over the head for a very natural look and feel. When you have them installed professionally, it doesn’t take your stylist as long to put them in, which also saves you money.
  3. They are the least damaging method. Tape-in hair extensions, when taken care of properly, cause virtually no damage to the natural hair. Normal shedding continues to occur during wear of any hair extension, so don’t panic when they are removed and you see all the hair that was shed that couldn’t get out because of the extensions. You will see that your own natural hair is still very much intact. The way to make sure to get the least damage out of this or any hair extension method is to maintain them properly during wear. We will cover those points at the end of this article.
  4. Tape-in hair extensions are long lasting. Because the tape-in hair extensions sit very flat to the head, they present as a much easier way to style the hair, and they look exceptionally natural. If you are gentle in your handling of them, they will last you longer than other methods. As with any other hair extension application, care should be taken when using hot tools and in detangling them.
  5. Tape-in extensions are more comfortable. The tape-in method of hair extensions is very comfortable to wear. You hardly feel like you have them on! The tape itself is very fine, it is color matched at the top so it goes completely undetected, and there are no bumps and bulges to annoy you. They are comfortable to sleep in, and no one needs to know you’re wearing them if you don’t want them to! They are especially suited for fine and/or thin hair, as they are well hidden.
  6. There are many color options to choose from. Tape-in hair extensions are quite versatile in the colors you can choose. You can add lighter pieces for a highlighted look; you can choose Ombre options in any color you like; you can add fun colors for a special event; there are many ways to customize color with the tape-in method. As a result, you will save time, money and damage to your natural hair by using the extensions to explore your color desires! Gone are the days of having to color your hair, only to damage it further when you want to change colors. With the tape-ins you’ll never get bored with your color.

Use this handy checklist to make your tape-in hair extension experience the best it can be:

 

  • Talk with your stylist about tape-in extensions and their advantages
  • Consult on the color option that works best for you, have fun with it!
  • Determine what length of hair extensions will suit you best, consider purchasing a bit longer than you want, to allow for trimming the hair
  • Consider going with the single-sided tape application, as this will automatically double the amount of hair you buy, and will give you better coverage of hair on your head
  • Have your natural hair colored first if you want to match the extensions to it. It’s not advisable nor necessary to color the hair extensions, as there are many colors available. If the color doesn’t work out right, you’ve lost your money; hair extensions cannot be returned if colored.
  • Take care when brushing or combing the extensions, don’t pull or rip at them. Hold hair at the top and work downward.
  • Use the proper shampoo and conditioner recommended by your stylist. While conditioner is on in the shower, comb through the hair thoroughly before rinsing.
  • Never sleep in wet hair unless it is pulled into a firm pony tail or braid. Doing otherwise can knot the hair and make it painful and/or impossible to get out.
  • Take care with hot tools, especially at the top where the tape is applied. Too much heat can dry out and damage the tape area, causing the extensions to release/slip. Use protective products to guard against heat damage from irons and other hot tools.
  • Don’t wait too long to get back to your stylist for a re-application. Letting extensions go too long in between visits is a no-no. Not only do they start to look bad, they can do unnecessary damage to your natural hair by tangling and/or matting. Consult with your stylist on the expected time frame for re-application. Much of this depends on how fast your hair grows and how well you maintain the extensions in between salon visits.

 

If you do your homework and get the tape-in extensions that are right for you in color, length and density, you will be most pleased with this type of extension. Cheers to your new look!!

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November 1, 2017

Natural Hair Growth – The Do’s and Don’ts

Frizz-free strands, soft, shiny hair and clean-cut ends are the tell-tale signs of healthy hair. No matter the colour, texture or length of your hair, it is vital you maintain the health of it to prevent any damage. Sometimes it may be difficult to take care; our day-to-day activities means we are outdoors in varying weather conditions and blow dryers and straighteners provide us with a quick styling fix. But don’t worry as these simple steps are here to support you on your hair care journey.

Let’s begin with what you should be doing to help you achieve a healthy head of hair!

Oils

Natural oils are a great way to add moisture and shine to your locks. When massaged into the hair, the oils can help nourish the scalp towards healthy growth. It’s best to find out which oils are best for your hair type and how it will Argan oil is well known to help tame dry, frizzy hair, whilst Sweet Almond Oil is high in protein and is ideal for fine hair.

Science!

Achieve thick, volumizing hair with lasers. You may be wondering how on earth lasers could help support healthy hair. Discovered by Professor Endre Mester, Low Light Laser Therapy is commonly found in hair devices to help stimulate hair growth by using lasers and LEDs. The iGrow Laser is an FDA-approved laser helmet which can be worn in the comfort of your home as it aims to stimulate and strengthen hair follicles, promoting growth and allowing you to achieve thick, healthy hair.

Use protection

Notice how often women rush to find shelter or rummage through their bags for an umbrella when it begins to rain – it’s just us simply protecting our hair. But what about the time we relax in the sun. Heat damage can result in dry, brittle, straw-like strands. It is important to find serums or sprays that include SPF to help protect your hair. Also, regular trimming helps protect the cuticles from breaking.

Food

Eating a healthy, balanced diet can support you in keeping energised and physically in shape, but the right foods can also help revitalise your hair by strengthening strands and promoting hair growth. Eat fishy foods such as salmon as this contains Omega 3, great for helping get silky hair or red meats that contain iron which helps stimulate hair follicles.

If you’re feeling creative, why not whip up a protein food hair mask! Ingredients such as eggs, avocados and bananas include essential minerals and protein to help nourish your hair.

Now the things we shouldn’t do…

Don’t overwash hair

Try not to overwash your hair – aim for a maximum of 2 to 3 times a week. We produce natural oils that aim to condition and protect our hair, but if we are constantly shampooing, this strips away the oils. Always use conditioner and refrain from rinsing with hot water as this can cause damage to the cuticles, leading to breakage.

Don’t wear tight hairstyles

Sleek ponytails, braids, cornrows may look good but when worn too tightly, it can result in strands of hair breaking. Give your scalp a rest – constantly pulling the hair follicles is not only painful but may lead to hair loss. Wear your hair loosely and avoid elastic bands that grip the hair too tightly.

Don’t rely on chemicals

Overuse of chemicals can lead to lifeless locks. Whether it is bleaching your hair or using a shampoo that contains sulphate, chemicals can make the hair dry and more prone to breakage and damage. Look for natural or sulphate-free shampoos and try not to colour hair so often.

So now you’ve read through the Do’s and Don’ts on how to look after your hair and ensure it receives the care it deserves. Head to www.haircaretotal.co.uk, where you will find a great range of products that aim to nurture your hair.

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November 1, 2017

5 Anti-Aging Skin Regimens

The American Academy of Dermatology refers to the natural aging process as “intrinsic aging,” and while there isn’t anything you can do about that, there is definitely something you can do about “extrinsic aging.” Your environment and lifestyle choices can greatly influence the look and feel of your skin, and ultimately speed up the appearance of wrinkles and other visible lines of aging. Ensure your skin stays as youthful as possible with these anti-aging regimens.

1. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

It’s no secret that moisturizer revitalizes the skin, and keeps it feeling soft and smooth. Every time we wash our skin, in fact, some of the natural moisture is wiped away, and therefore it’s important to maintain moisture levels by moisturizing twice a day — once in the morning and once in the evening. During the day, you can kill two birds with one stone by using a moisturizer that also has SPF as this will protect your skin from any sun damage, and thus fights off premature aging.

2. Cleanse Your Face Everyday

Whether it’s once or twice a day, cleansing your face should become a regular routine to keep your skin clean and free of blemishes. One mistake that many women make when it comes to saving their skin from premature aging, is leaving their make-up on overnight. If you’re only going to cleanse once a day, make sure it’s in the evening before bed and is with a gentle cleanser as this will reduce irritation and increase hydration.

3. Have A Nighttime Routine

During your sleep is the ideal time for your skin to restore and energize itself — two activities that will naturally keep your skin young. Therefore, having a comprehensive nighttime routine that can involve not only cleanser and moisturizer but also possibly an eye cream and a strong serum, supports this regeneration and gives your skin the best chance to help itself.

4. Start Using An Appropriate Eye Cream

The skin around your eyes is usually where the first signs of wrinkles and lines appear, as it tends to be thinner drier and more sensitive than any other area. Try applying eye cream regularly to give this particular area the extra support it needs. Artistry by Amway just created the Artistry Supreme LX Collection which uses stem cells from the Gardenia Grandiflora flower. If you prefer natural products then this may be a great option and it comes in just a moisturizer as well.

5. Cater To Your Personal Needs

Everybody’s skin is different, and acknowledging this is important to ensuring your skin fights the signs of premature aging. Whether it’s dark circles, puffy eyes, an oily t-zone, excessive dryness, dark spots or uneven skin tone, always include products or rituals that cater to your individual needs.

Aging skin can be difficult to combat given the many internal and external factors that contribute to the health of our complexion. Try using some of these skin regimens and get in the habit of taking care of your skin so it remains glowing and youthful for as long as possible.

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October 26, 2017

Camera in Focus – 6 Things to Keep in Mind When Using a Photobooth Outdoors

Photobooths are fast becoming a new trend in the age of DSLRs and hired photographers, and it’s easy to see why. A photo booth from Snappy Photobooths will set you back less than a professional photographer, won’t need to interrupt conversations for photo opportunities, and can take as many pictures as a memory bank can hold over the course of your event.

Much like a photographer, they’re available for nearly any kind of event and unlike a photographer they are not subject to late notice sick days or unexpected holidays. These monolithic machines of photography mastery will not only take your pictures, store your pictures, and look good doing it, but they’ll also provide you with props for silly shots too.

The only thing you need to keep in mind is where you put them when you’re using them outside, so to help with that one task, we’ve created a list of things to keep in mind when using a photobooth outdoors, and we believe it will help immensely.

Lighting

As everybody with a phone camera knows, outdoor lighting is different to indoor lighting, and this difference is capable of ruining a shot in no time. One problem occasionally faced by photobooths is that they take on aspects of both outdoor and indoor lighIt’s a Glam Thingting when they are used in an outdoor setting.

This is because the unit is outside where light is bouncing off every blade of grass and tree in the immediately area, and the camera is housed on the inside of the unit. Make sure when placing it that you face the entryway away from where the sun will affect it, and everything should be a-ok.

Placement

Where the unit is in your event means everything, as you want it to be obvious to everyone and clearly intended for use. In an outdoor setting, this is a little harder to do because there aren’t the familiar and predictable lines of a house or walls to guide people to it, so instead you need to find a place people will flock to anyway. The food area tends to be the best place for this, as people are naturally moving toward it at all times, and it’s usually centrally located.

Props

Props are one of the best things about photobooths, and more and more companies are providing props for photographs that are relevant to the event. A large foam pair of love-heart glasses for a wedding, several sets of devil horns for a 21st birthday party, or even a toga for a university party.

These are all great ways to liven up phthe partypeople.com, otographs and encourage people to be more silly with the photobooth, however keeping in mind what you provide to your guests is a good idea, as drunk and disorderly guests might destroy props in their merriment. This adds to your bill, which is never a nice surprise at the end of a party.

Accessibility

How accessible your photobooth is for all of your guests will directly influence how many people use it and therefore how much use you get out of it. Accessibility should also be kept in mind for differently-abled individuals, so solid ground should be present when choosing the outdoor location for your photobooth, and a ramp is suggested for ease of access.

Weatherproofing

No matter where you are, surprise rain is a thing that affects us all. The fact that a photobooth is also an electronic device means that weatherproofing the outside of it if it isn’t already weatherproof is a very good idea.

Look for anything that might let dust or water into the unit and try to shelter it. It’s important that you don’t seal up these ports, as they can be venting locations for the machine, and sealing them could result in more damage occurring.

Nature

Finally, nature being the way it is you are sure to get bugs invading your photobooth at some point during the day of your event. Whether these are tiny gnats, harmless and almost non-existent for how much trouble they cause, or wasps that stand a chance of genuinely hurting someone is up to you.

It is recommended that you put a mosquito net around the unit if your soiree is taking place near troublesome insect nests or in areas or seasons known to be rife with critters.

These tips are the best ways to prepare your photo booth for the troubles of the outside world, and with some simple preparation you can not only ensure that the machine lives to photograph another day, but that your guests have a wonderful time filling up that memory chip with funny, wonderful photographs.

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October 25, 2017

Shantel VanSanten Celebrates the Grand Opening of Platt Boutique Jewelry & The Kit Vintage!

Los Angeles, CA – October 25, 2017 – Actress Shantel VanSanten helped celebrate the grand opening of Platt Boutique Jewelry & The Kit Vintage at their new location in Los Angeles last night. The actress posed in a chic light blue suit at the party while Kate Walsh enjoyed some vintage shopping. Guests sipped on wine from Miraval while enjoying a one-of-a-kind curated selection of vintage clothing and jewelry.
Platt Boutique Jewelry and The Kit Vintage boasts a huge celeb clientele including Jennifer Lawrence, The Kardashian family, Jennifer Lopez, Anne Hathaway, Emma Roberts and much more. The family owned and operated boutique has recently joined forces to create the ultimate vintage shopping destination in Los Angeles. Located on Beverly Blvd, the new store offers the finest curated vintage designer clothing (including Gucci, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar De La Renta, Versace & more) courtesy of The Kit Vintage as well as the beautiful antique jewels from around the world that Platt Boutique Jewelry is renowned for.
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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 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

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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