Tuesday, October 25, 2016

GLOW for a Cause Inspire Body Butter - for BCA and beyond

Hi ya Gorgeous,

October is quickly coming to a close and though the breast cancer awareness month is ending, BCA is for all the time - every month of the year.

GLOW for a cause is a unique beauty company that continually, all year round, gives back a portion of their profits, 5%, to several charities with the number one being cancer survivor care groups.

 I'm loving the soft scent and rich body butter that absorbs quickly and leaves alight lingering of floral scent!


from 16.00
She saw in the sunrise endless possibilities...inspire
A decidedly young and uplifting scent with a vibrant blend of florals and a dash of sunny citrus.
Our luxuriously rich body butter with nature's best moisturizing oils of coconut, jojoba, sunflower and vitamin E, hydrates and protects the skin while leaving behind a sexy and lasting scent.
Paraben Free.  Phthalate Free.  Cruelty Free.  Gluten Free.  Made in the USA.

Water, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Ceteareth-20, Glycerin, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Beeswax, Coconut (Cocos nucifera) Oil, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate (and) PEG-100 Stearate , Jojoba (Buxus Chinensis) Oil, Sunflower (Helianthus Annus) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Carbomer, Sodium Citrate, Caramel, Fragrance Oil

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Monday, October 24, 2016

What You Need to Really Clean Your Makeup Off: Micellar Water from La Roche Posay

Hi ya Gorgeous

Whoa - how about that Walking Dead episode? I still. Nope. Still can't believe it!

What I do believe is that this is quite possibly the best answer to long wearing foundations combined with baking a powder on top of it and then multiple layers of contour, highlight and bronzer plus eyeshadows and eyeliner with mascara: Micellar Water from La Roche Posay.

This brand is so good! It's so popular in Europe and the rest of the world though in the United States it is slowly becoming a beauty fan favorite.

Why? Because it's effective while being gentle and not containing parabens. Expect it to be in the $20 or under range.

Check it out:

You can find it at CVS and Ulta Beauty or online. You are supposed to use it with cotton balls, but in my life, I don't have time for that. I use it on a wash cloth.

Now it says that you don't need rinsing. That is so French skincare to not need rinsing. You know why? Because there in the flats of Paris and surrounding French cities, they did not have access to water as easily and the plumbing isn't always consistent, so the ladies of olde had to use creams to remove their makeups and the tradition just stuck. 

Here is from the brand:
leanses down to pollution particles. Removes what you see and even what you can't see.

  • Dirt-encapsulating micelles cleanse skin from dirt, oil, makeup, and even pollution particles
  • Gentle and refreshing water-like formula that's mildly scented
  • Use as a daily no-rinse cleanser, makeup remover, and/or toner
Micellar Water is a no rinse cleansing water for all skin types

Dirt-encapsulating micelles
Naturally lift dirt, oil, makeup, and pollution upon contact with the skin and no harsh rubbing necessary.

A mild cleanser so gentle it is used in contact lens solution

La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water
Antioxidant-rich water to soothe skin

Micellar waters are no rinse cleansers that take their name from micelles, the microscopic cleansing agents that are used in their formulas. These micelles have a lipophilic core that attract oil and impurities

When micelles interact with the skin, they naturally lift dirt, oil, makeup, and even pollution on contact with no harsh rubbing necessary.

Makeup and impurities are trapped in the micelles oil absorbing core and are dissolved from the skin leaving it perfectly cleansed, hydrated and refreshed. No rinse necessary. 

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Molton Brown Rose Absolue - the scent of all time

Hi ya Gorgeous,
So, tonight season 7 of TheWalking Dead comes on and I can barely stand it! I think I know who it is that gets the working end of Lucille from  Negin. I suspect it's Glen if they keep to the comic book.

I don't want any of them to die! Argh!

Rant over. Now let's talk about one of the most timeless scents ever in any perfume or body care product: Rose.

I love fresh cut roses and rose scent in the home. This Molton Brown Rose Absolue body lotion is wonderful in so many ways; it's a light rose scent for those who prefer a subtle fragrance. You can layer this lotion with a body wash or parfum spray to deepen the layer of rose scent.

Basically, for your self or your gift giving, you can not go wrong with the classic brand Molton Brown in the evergreen scent of rose!

 Find this and it's companion products at Nordstrom, Niemans, or Saks and as always online!

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

BELLY BLOATING BUSTERS: Avoiding Foods That Make You Look & Feel Fat for Every Life Occasion

Hi ya Gorgeous,

I've been doing Weight Watchers for 2 months now and so far so good. Except the past two weeks I have plateaued and it's a bummer. I feel a bit burnt out on constantly tracking or watching what I eat!  The points system is simple to follow and I do like it - though I think this past week with all of it's busy and stress I have gone over my points every day!

So today I am sharing a  guest blog post for helping you keep a trim shape during these busy days leading up to holiday!



When planning for a fun get-together with friends everything goes through your mind, from your wardrobe to jewelry and make-up. What many of us don’t plan for, however, is our meals.  Eating the wrong foods before an event can sabotage your beauty plan. Certain foods can give your gut an instant bloat that looks and feels awful. However, there is a solution to this dilemma. Instead of skipping dinner to squeeze into your LBD or grabbing bagels for a quick morning bite, there are belly bloat busters. Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O. is an Osteopathic Physician board certified in family medicine and anti-aging medicine. Here are some of his suggestions:

For a girl’s night out: Don’t be afraid to have a large meal beforehand (large meaning more than just a PB&J). If you are planning for an active night, whether dancing, bowling or party hopping, you will need the fuel. Dr. Calapai has created the perfect meal for this situation:
-      1 grilled chicken breast (approx 4 oz)
-      1/2 cup cooked brown rice and lentils
-      1 cup steamed string beans
This combo will fill you up without weighing you down, and will give you the energy you need to dance the night away!

For a dinner- date: You’re wearing a stunning new BCBG dress that already had to be zipped up by your roommate. When you’re at the restaurant with your guy refrain from ordering a salad to make it look like you’re being healthy. All the veggies in the salad will actually cause your stomach to bloat more. Dr. Calapai  advises that a fish dish with one side of grilled veggies is the way to go! “Wild Salmon is jam-packed with heart healthy vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids. If Salmon is not an option, mackerel, sea bass and lemon sole are all good options as well. As for the veggies, try to steer clear of cruciferous veggies (such as cauliflower, broccoli) that can cause bloating. Instead opt for grilled zucchini, asparagus, or carrots - which will keep your tummy tamed!”

For a day at the beach: It’s finally getting warm out and you can take that bathing suit out of hiding. If you’re going to the beach you need a healthy, energizing meal to get you through the morning but you don’t want it to show in your stomach.  You’re probably thinking that the easiest thing to eat before you head out is some Special K with skim milk. It’s low in calories after all, right? It doesn’t matter how low-cal it is, the dairy and multi-grains will expand in your intestines, causing your gut to stick out. Instead of cereal, Dr. Calapai has an awesome recipe for oatmeal pancakes. Take 1/2 cup raw oats, 3 egg whites, 1/2 apple, and a dash of cinnamon and throw in a blender to create the pancake mix. This high fiber non-fat breakfast choice offers whole grain fiber plus additional fiber from the apple, and protein from the egg whites. It's a great filling way to start the day, and will not create any abdominal gas or bloating, so you can go bikini-bare with ease!

For an afternoon luncheon: Eating a well-balanced lunch is essential for boosting energy and productivity; giving you power over that mid-day slump and keeping your metabolism active.  A lot of times people want to skip lunch in hopes of losing weight and grab an energy drink to keep them going. This is so bad! The carbonation from an energy drink will make you more bloated then a light lunch. Dr. Calapai says, “For a mid-day luncheon, your best bet is a salad chock-full of fresh veggies and greens, and topped with a piece of grilled fish, low-fat tuna salad, or fresh turkey breast slices. Throw a few walnuts or almonds on top and dress with a low fat/low sugar dressing, to finish off your delicious salad creation!”

Before Sex: Luckily, you can eat your dinner or dessert (or both, on good dates) and enjoy sex too. Just lay off the foods that can trigger digestive issues, a real problem if you have a sensitive stomach or suffer from date-related anxieties, which can amplify digestive issues, according to Dr. Calapai. An 8-ounce piece of meat could trigger gas that's particularly foul-smelling. "Gas associated with red meat is more odorous because of chemicals it produces in the colon," Dr. Calapai explains. That's because when you overeat protein, it goes straight to the colon for fermentation where it creates some seriously offensive byproducts.  A safer bet is salad greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, mushrooms. Instead of a Margarita drink: Tequila straight up, or wine (a safer bet). This way, you're only up against naturally occurring sugars.

For traveling days: These days airports are getting bigger and so are the food courts. It’s tempting to give in to the convenience of fast travel food, but the combination of a high-sodium smorgasbord and air travel equals a very bloated body from head to toe. You absolutely must resist because there are better options. Eat before you leave for the airport.  Dr. Calapai suggests packing your carry-on with fruits, veggies, and granola bars. Believe it or not these are available at kiosks. Also, avoid the beverage service on board. Stick to water, you will have a happier flight and feel revived upon arriving at your destination!

Dr. Christopher Calapai D.O.
Anti-Aging Physician and "The Stem Cell Guru

Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O. is an Osteopathic Physician board certified in family medicine, anti-aging medicine and chelation therapy. Proclaimed as the "The Stem Cell Guru" by the New York Daily News, Dr. Calapai is a leader in the field of stem cell therapy in the U.S.

His stem cell treatments have achieved remarkable results in clinical trials on patients with conditions as varied as Alzheimer's, arthritis, erectile dysfunction, frailty syndrome, heart, kidney and liver failure, lupus, MS and Parkinson's.

Dr. Calapai started his practice in New York City in 1986 and for over 25 years he has hosted nationally syndicated radio shows, including his two weekly call-in shows on WABC 770-AM, where he offers health and medical advice. He has a show on Saturday morning 8-9am and Sunday evening from 6-7pm. He has consulted with numerous high-profile individuals including Mike Tyson, Mickey Rourke, Steven Seagal, and Fox series Gotham's, Donal Logue and worked as a medical consultant for the New York Rangers hockey team as well as various modeling agencies.

Dr. Calapai received his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and he consults in Manhattan with practices on Long Island, in East Meadow and Plainview. He has appeared on News12 and in the pages of 25A Magazine and Social Life Magazine.

He is the author of E-books Heavy Metals and Chronic Disease, Reverse Diabetes Forever! Seven Steps to Healthy Blood Sugar, Top Ten Supplements You Can't Live Without, and Glorious Glutathione. Learn more about Dr. Calapai on his website, www.drcal.net.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

How to use Hard Candy Metallic Mousse lip glosses for getting glam and giving gifts

Hi ya Gorgeous!

TGIF! Time to get some glam lips for the holiday party season and even some fun spooky lip looks for halloween.

 In just one sweep, wrap lips in a divine velvety texture.
This full coverage matte liquid lip color hydrates lips, offers comfortable wear and delivers bold long-lasting wear.

 From the top to the bottom, the colors are: Queen of Hearts, Smoke & Mirrors, and Penny Talk.

 They come in these great reusable tins with a mirror on the top.  If only these were stackable like Lego!

 I like the look, the feel, and in the testing process, it held up for several hours after eating a sandwich and drinking pop!

You can find these right now at Wal-Mart stores nationwide and for about $6!

These are perfect for you and for gift giving too!

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