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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Choosing the Best Products for Enhancing Eyelash Growth

Women who have problems with their eyelashes are looking for products by which they can grow longer, fuller, and darker lashes. However, they are soon confronted by a large number of products to choose from. Needless to say, the search for the best eyelash product soon becomes a costly procedure of trial and error. It is necessary for women to try them out, though, in order to determine which product is best for them.

There are ways that women can narrow their choices of eyelash growth enhancements. Let us take a look at some helpful tips…

1. Before you purchase any product that seems appealing to you, it is very important that you read reviews about the product. Reviews are either written by beauty experts or the average consumer like you. These reviews contain the pros and cons of the product. Best of all, women share their experiences with using these products. From these valuable feedbacks, you can already determine if a product is promising enough for you to try out.

2. Check the website of the product for their list of ingredients. It may be necessary for you to research further on whether each individual ingredient can cause irritation or other side effects.

3. If you will be buying the product in your local beauty shop, you might want to perform a skin test first. Many shops have testers so that women can determine if they are allergic to a product before buying it. This may pose a problem if the product is only available online. You might want to write to the website administrators to ask if they can give you a tester. If none, make sure that the product comes with a money back guarantee.

4. Buy eyelash products only from reputable companies. If you want to be assured that the product you'll be buying is safe, it is best to purchase products from cosmetics companies that go through the process of doing clinical trials and research prior to product release.

5. If you are a frugal cosmetics user, it is necessary to compare the prices of the eyelash products that you think would be useful to you. Again, you should consider the ingredients. Two products may contain the same ingredients, but one is more expensive than the other.

If you follow all of these tips, you are sure to be able to shop confidently for the best eyelash product for you. But, let's get your started with one of the best eyelash growth products in the market today. If you want a product that works, gives value for your money, and most importantly will not cause any side effects, you should check out Idol Lash.

Compared to other eyelash products, Idol Lash has consistently received rave reviews for its affordability, effectiveness and safety.

But don't just take our word for it. Read the many IdolLash reviews on the Internet today so that you can learn more about this amazing eyelash product!

Beauty Secret (7) - Simple is Best

When it comes to skin care, simple is best.  That's from Hollywood actress Penelope Cruz who attributes her glowing complexion to a diet rich in fish, vegetables, olive oil and red wine.  Aside from that she sticks to her routine: cleanse gently, moisturize always, and wear sunscreen.

Simple but Elegant

The home is a reflection of who people are.  Look at one's home and you already have an idea on the character of the person.  That's one of the reasons why we try to keep our home clean and beautiful.  Many of us even go to the lengths of re-decorating our homes every so often and spending a lot on home decors and accessories.  A bright home makes a happy family; it also makes guests feel welcome.

The same goes with our bedroom.  We all try to keep it clean and comfortable. One of the things we invest on are curtains and bed linen.  My home and bedroom can be dubbed simple but when it comes to my bed, I invest on matouk.  It's not as expensive as other popular brands but it provides the warmth and comfort I need when sleeping.  Our bed looks luxurious because of the sophisticated designs of Matouk fine linens, but you wouldn't believe how affordable they are.

One doesn't have to spend too much on linens and accessories to have an elegant home.  Knowing where and what to shop and knowing how to mix and match are the keys to achieve a beautiful, inviting and comfortable home.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dry and coarse hair?

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Here's a concoction that could bring back the shine and softness of your locks.  Mix 2 egg whites, 1 cup of mayonnaise and 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar.  Massage into wet hair and let sit for 15 minutes, then rinse.  The rich store of protein in eggs strengthens the strands and adds shine, the mayo's lipids lock in moisture and the vinegar removes dulling buildup.  Who says you need expensive hair products and treatment to get silkier and more manageable hair?

Off to Luxury Wilderness Resort

Juggling her time between two jobs, my sister barely has time for a vacation.  I can't see why she's been working too hard; she is single and she doesn't have much responsibilities like my brother and I do.  I mean, it's good that she's working hard but she also needs a break.  A vacation will not only be good for her well-being; health-wise, it will be good for her.  So when a cousin mentioned that she made reservations at luxury wilderness resort, I asked my sister if she'd like to go.  It took a lot of convincing but she finally said yes.  So this weekend, she and some of my cousins are going to have fun.  I'm sure they will all come home fully charged.

Green Printing

A bowling buddy is proud to announce that he is now using an eco friendly method to help preserve the environment.  Just recently, he invested in new printing machines and is now introducing green printing.  This will help reduce carbon footprints that harm the environment.  He now uses vegetable-based oils instead of the petroleum based inks.  Vegetable oil is definitely healthier and it won't harm the environment when disposed.  Plus, he uses green paper.  These are papers that were not treated using chlorine and are recyclable.

It's good to know that many businesses now are doing their part to protect the environment.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

RT/WW - Ruby Boat

Wordless Wednesday

Friday, June 22, 2012

Erase Acne Scars

Apple cider vinegar and green tea used as a toner can erase acne scars for good.  To do:  Mix 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 4 tablespoons strongly brewed green tea, 1 tablespoon witch hazel,  1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 to 2 drops almond oil ( for moisturizing), 1 to 3 drops tea tree oil.  Apply on face using a cotton ball before going to bed.. 

Lose Weight Fast with Raspberry Ketone

I have tried everything from cutting out carbohydrates to all kinds of fad diets to shed off pounds -- without much success.  I'd lose a pound or two but it will come back too quickly.  Yo-yo dieting seems to be a normal thing to me and I am getting more frustrated; working out and dieting without seeing results can be very frustrating.  And to tell you honestly, I am starting to get lazy, thinking that I won't lose a pound anyway.  Lately, I've been hearing about women on the raspberry ketone diet and losing weight fast, so I'm seriously considering it.  I'm tired of dieting and working out without success.  Maybe a little boost from the delicious red jewels will help.

I'm not the kind of person who would easily take the plunge though, so I also did some research. I am not that young and I'm also concerned about my health.  Earlier this year I was diagnosed with hypertension; I need to lose weight but I need to do it safely.  Raspberry Ketone sounds safe because only natural ingredients were used to make the appetite suppressant and according to my doc, there is no ingredient in the pill that would be bad for my hypertension.  I am quite positive that this will be the answer to my weight problems. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Hello Summer $1000 Giveaway


 And here we are again to give you a chance to win BIG BUCKS!!! Happy Home and Family, Diva Fabulosa and a group of amazing bloggers have teamed up to give 1 lucky winner a whopping $1000 paypal cash! Yep you read it right, $1000 cold hard cash!

What would you do if you win $1000?

Go on a holiday ? Have a home makeover ? Go on a shopping spree ?

Whatever it is you want to do, you could easily have $1000.  How?  Simply join Hello Summer $1000 cash Giveaway and you could be the lucky winner.  I'd join now if I were you.  :)
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

RT/WW - Ruby Toaster

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

RT/WW - Red Japanese Lantern

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, June 11, 2012

Drops To Drop Those Pounds

One of the keys to my success at losing weight are some helpful products that helped me lose those unwanted fats. My bone structure is quite heavy so losing weight through dieting and exercise can only do so much. Under medical supervision from my doctor, we ran through a list of several medications that could assist me achieve my ideal weight. There were several in that list. There were tablets, capsules and other forms of medication. We chose the hcg drops. It's easy to take and very inexpensive too. It's less invasive and not scary like intravenous drugs. I did what is wise and prudent, I sought professional supervision.

My husband was able to lose more than sixty pounds in a matter of months. He was able to lose more than four inches in his waistline. I'm going through what he went through. The hours of exercise, the dieting and a little help from safe and reliable medications. His doctor is my doctor too. I knew I was in safe hands. Taking medication is not bad when taken properly. A doctor will never do anything bad that could ruin his career. How perfect those drops are. Drops to drop those pounds I always wanted to lose.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Problem Sweat Stains

Perspiring a lot?  It's hard to act cool when your armpits are drenched with sweat.  Plus, sweat stains on your favorite shirt are hard to remove!  To keep cool and dry, here are some tips.

Use an antiperspirant instead of just plain deodorant.  You can also switch to products with stronger formula for extra protection.

If you sweat too much; visit a dermatologist.  She can examine you for possible underlying causes, like a thyroid condition.

If the tips mentioned above don't work; they say a botox injection will solve the problem.  You might want to talk to your derma about it.

She Bought an Event Management Software

One of the good things I heard about being an event manager is that it is not so difficult to find a job.  In fact, you can simply work at home, advertise and the clients will call you.  So when my daughter told me that she wanted to take up event management after graduating from high school, I didn't argue.  As soon as she finished the course, her offers started to pour in.  She decided to work at home instead.  She bought her own Event Management Software; put up a website; and purchased adverts to promote her business.  It was tough in the beginning but now she has established her business.  She has a lot of clients and is now too busy organizing different events.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

RT/WW - Ruby Ring

Wordless Wednesday

Living Healthy

As I have mentioned in my previous posts, the year didn't start right for me; health wise.  It was on the first week of February when I started feeling numbness on the left side of my nape (sometimes it goes all the way down to my arm.  There was also this feeling of dizziness.  I knew something was wrong and I suspected hypertension because my mom also felt that way during her perimenopause years.

I had my blood pressure taken and it confirmed my suspicions; 144/95.  Still, I couldn't believe it.  Then when the thought finally set in; I came to accept it.  I was already 44 anyway and also approaching the perimenopause years. 

I used to skip working out but when I found out I have hypertension; I made it a point to do it daily (no matter what!).  I also made a lot of researches on healthy lifestyle tips.  I wanted to know if there are foods that I should avoid and what are the foods that I should eat a lot.

That's where I learned that the trick to healthy living is to make small changes.  Make changes a little at a time because if you take drastic steps; your body might get overwhelmed because you are not used to it.  By small changes I mean having an extra glass of water; if you only drank 4 glasses a day, try adding a glass each day until your body gets used to 8 to 10 glasses daily.  Also try to add more fruits to your diet; you can easily add them to cereals and salads.  And if you hated greens before, it's about time you teach yourself to start eating veggies. 

The tips may sound a little tough to some but believe me, once your body gets used to the changes; you'll never want to go back to your unhealthy lifestyle.

At The ER

It wan not only Sophie who was scared when we rushed her to the emergency room a few weeks ago.  Even I (the lola) and her mom were very scared because we didn't know what was causing her high fever.  She was having the chills and her color was very pale.  She was crying all the time that we were in the ER; she didn't want the doctors and med staff in scrub jackets to touch her.  Taking her temperature and getting wee samples were rather difficult so her mom and I had to assist the nurses.  It was a few hours later that we found out she had UTI (although the pedia already suspected it) because it was too hard to get samples.  Antibiotics were given and it was only after a couple of days more before she felt better.  It was a very frightening experience both for me and my daughter.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Finding the Right Hairbrush

With the wide array of hairbrushes available in the beauty aisles, how do you find the right brush that won't leave you pulling your hair out?  Well, there's a hairbrush for every length and hair style to make styling your mane the easy way!

The oval brush can help you detangle and smooth strands easily.  The combination of nylon and boar bristles also makes it a great scalp stimulator.  It will be a great idea to have one of these oval brushes in your arsenal.

The ceramic round brush will help you create shape during styling.  If you need volume; use this brush to create a lift.  The ceramic surface heats up during styling, creating an easy volume for your mane.

The wooden round brush can handle any texture, density or length.  Use this for a shiny and sleek finish.

The vented brush is a great tool if you are in a hurry.  This can be used for any length of hair.  The vents allow air to flow through while blow drying which makes your hair dry faster.  Very ideal for those with limp and flat hair.

The square paddle brush is also great at detangling.  It suits all hair types and is strong enough to tame thick and curly locks.

The skinny brush is your tool for a lasting volume.  It works for all types of hair; if you have fine hair work on larger sections and smaller sections for thick hair.  Brush only in a down, rather than an up and down, direction to prevent breakage.


Hubby's New Scope Mount

For Father's Day, I'm getting my husband a new scope mount for his mini M-14. His Remington already had a scope. An avid game hunter, he and and his buddies sometime go on hunts during the hunting season. My son sometimes go with them too. My husband used to go regularly but his hectic schedule prevents him now. He practices at the shooting range instead. His new mount is just perfect for his other scope. I'm pretty sure he would love it. I also bought him a new gun rack  and a rifle case. I can't wait to see his reaction come Father's Day.
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