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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Dust Art

Photo is not mine. I found it on Facebook and it's too amazing that I just had  to share.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Right Way to Shampoo for Oily Hair

Problem oily hair?  Skip the conditioner and choose a clear shampoo; creamy shampoos contain oil so street clear of those. Just shampoo your hair as usual and leave on for at least five minutes and rub your scalp well but gently. Rinse with water. If you really must use conditioner apply only to the middle and ends of your hair. Once you're done don't touch your hair anymore and brush or comb only when necessary.

Making Good Use of His Free Time

My nephew had to stop school this year because of some financial issues. With plenty of time in his hands, we encouraged him to join a religious group for youth. We didn't expect him to really like the group because most teens would rather spend time with friends or in front of the computer. He became very active in meetings and events and is now one of the speakers. One time they had an affair, he invited all of us to attend. We didn't actually know that he was the speaker that day so we were very surprised when he stoop up and using the portable pa system at musicians friend, he started talking about the achievements and future plans of their youth organization. He is a good speaker and I wouldn't be surprised if he becomes a minister in the future. First, he must finish school and we're all working on sending him back next school year.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Ruby Paddle

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Accidental Acne Fix – A Clear Solution to Acne

Problems with acne during my menopausal years caused me to find a solution to it. I chanced upon and what I read encouraged me to try its recommended regimen. I had a problem with acne during my college years and my mother brought me to an expensive dermatologist who did help me through it. My mother paid for the entire treatment so a dermatologist at that time seemed to be the best solution. But I was no longer willing to go to a dermatologist during my menopausal years because I could not afford the expense. So money was definitely another factor in determining why I tried the regimen as well.

What I liked about it, first and foremost, is that it was truthful in telling the readers that there was no quick fix for acne. It required determination and a lifestyle change, a truth that other entities who were selling their products would tell you. The different types of acne were also described which I found important because I was able to determine what particular types of acne I was suffering from. That motivated me even more in avoiding the foods that I had found to be my personal triggers in the course of my fight against this dreaded disease, if you might call it that. It also listed the foods that can help prevent acne; foods which I recognized were not part of my diet. Thus, I was encouraged to include them in my diet and I am healthier now because of that dietary change. Essentially, it did not just help me get rid of acne, it made me follow a healthier diet, too, which is an added bonus for me.

The cleansing regimen it recommended can be expensive but it was definitely worth the expense. The acne was less severe a few weeks after I started the facial cleansing regimen. In a few months, my face was almost acne free. I would still get a pimple here and there especially when I got weak and ate the foods which I should have avoided but the book had provided quick fixes which were a great help. I also loved that there were make-up tips that I still follow when I need to conceal a problem area. My daughter and son follow the regimen, too, as they break out especially during the summer. We all love the Accidental Acne Fix and we recommend it to anyone who might care to listen.

If you have problems with acne, I suggest you go to and get your copy now.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Lobster Claws

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Beauty Secret (9) - The Best Way to Fix Smudged Eyeshadow

Smudges can't be avoided when you are applying makeup in a haste. The best way to fix a smudge? Revlon makeup Eraser Pen. Its fine tip swipes off smears without disturbing the rest of your makeup. Best of all, it's antimicrobial tip prevents bacteria from collecting on the applicator.

Stand Offs are Recommended

If you don't want to get in trouble with your PC later on, I suggest you use stand offs. These are tiny pieces of metals you use as spacers to avoid burning parts that are not supposed to touch one another. Not using stand offs is one reason why your PC doesn't last long especially when there are upgrades. Hubs didn't know that either but when he assembled our latest PC, the technician from where he bought the parts told him that.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Stubborn (Back) Acne

Back breakouts are common during the summer. For those of you who develop breakouts, benzoyl peroxide can be a lifesaver. It works great at controlling oil and killing bacteria.

How to Choose a Good Dentist

Going to a dentist in Raleigh, North Carolina, is important if you want to maintain your oral health. Studies show that people that go to the dentist twice a year will have 50% fewer cavities throughout their life. The worst part is that if you put off your dental work for too long, the repairs will get more expensive, but how do you choose a dentist? Here are a few things that you can look for when finding the perfect doctor to look at your pearly whites.

Positive Signs

There are not a lot of people that revel in their dental appointments. Because you probably don’t look forward to the dentist, you want to make sure the dentist you get has a personality that meshes well with yours. Your dentist should be someone that you can talk to. You should feel confident that you can talk about your oral health with your dentist. Besides personality, you want to make sure that you dentist will do a good job. Not all dental work is created equally, and you can’t necessarily judge dental quality by the price. One of the best ways to tell quality dental work is to find out how much time dental procedures take. If the dentist is taking sufficient time to fix a cavity rather than using the assembly line approach, you will probably be pleased with the work.

Finally, make sure that your dentist is meticulous about examining your mouth. A good dentist not only examines your teeth, but he also looks at your jaw, gums, lymph nodes, and all of the areas around your mouth. A good dentist will also chart all of his findings so that he can refer back to the information at other appointments.

Negative Signs

When choosing a dentist, beware of excessive advertisement that offers free gifts and other bonuses for signing up for a preliminary checkup. Many times, these dentists want to get a large amount of people to do their first exam so the dentist can make money, not care for the patients down the road.

You should also be wary if the dentist tries to specialize in non-dental treatments as part of the practice. Some dentists will try and sell you vitamin supplements or herbal treatments as a side job. It shows that they are after profit, not cleaner teeth. Finally, it can be negative sign if the dentist tells you that you need a lot of extra work that a previous dentist did not mention. For example, if your dentist tells you that you should completely replace all of your amalgam fillings, you should probably continue your search for a dentist elsewhere.


If you are in need of a dental exam, you won’t have a hard time finding a great dentist in Raleigh, North Carolina. By watching for signs of a good dentist, you can enjoy a healthy mouth for years to come.

The Case for Dental Implants

Ideally, every adult would take good care of their teeth and would be in any accidents that broke any teeth, but that is not real. In fact, many adults, for one reason or another, lose a permanent tooth. If lucky, the lost tooth may be in the back and not noticeable in a smile. However, some are not as lucky and they lose a tooth that is easily visible in their smile. When this is the case, the best answer is an implant. Plenty of dentists do dental implants in Encino. To find one, simply do a little search.

What Is an Implanted Tooth?

Everyone learns at a young age about how he or she gets only two sets of teeth. There are the baby teeth, which eventually fall out as a child. These are the ones put under the pillow to await the exchange of a tooth for money from the tooth fairy. After that, the adult teeth come in and those are not replaceable. However, the truth is they can be replaced with something called an implant. Essentially, this is a fake tooth, made from titanium, which looks just like a real tooth. Implants can be done in most cases, especially if they are done shortly after losing the tooth being replaced. These implants look just like the real tooth and they function just like a real tooth as well. The only difference, in reality, is that they will not decay like a real tooth will. Once an implant is in place, it will be good forever.

The Difference between a Bridge and an Implant

There is another option in regards to a missing tooth. That other option is to do something called a bridge. Essentially, this also looks like a real tooth, at least from the front. It is narrow and is not meant to be functional like an implant is. Therefore, while a bridge will improve your smile, it is not like replacing the tooth for functional purposes. It is better to find a dentist that does dental implants in Encino.They will be partial to doing an implant if at all possible.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Friday, July 5, 2013

Easy Waxing

The easiest way to get rid of unwanted hair is waxing but it is painful. To take the ouch out of waxing, the trick is to apply a light dusting of baby powder to the area before waxing. 

The powder will create a protective barrier, reducing the likelihood that skin will be removed along with the wax. The powder will also absorb any lingering moisture to ensure the wax adheres properly to each hair, so you stay completely fuzz-free for weeks.

Different Options for Spider Vein Treatment

While some effects of aging are inevitable, particularly certain health problems, other cosmetic features of aging can be avoided. Broken capillaries or varicose veins can cause uncomfortable appearances on your arms or legs. If you want to feel confident in your body and reduce the effects of these conditions, consider the different options for spider vein treatment in Columbus.

What Causes Spider Veins?

First of all, it’s important to understand what spider veins are and what causes them. Spider veins are a smaller version of varicose veins, which are enlarged and colored veins (usually blue, red, or simply flesh-colored). The veins appear swollen and gnarly or twisted, like cords of rope, and appear most often on the thighs and calves, or, during pregnancy, around the buttocks and vagina. Spider veins are less swollen and appear as spider webs or jagged branches under the surface of the skin; they usually appear on the legs or face. They are caused by the backup of blood, either through weak valves, hormonal changes (particularly in pregnancy), harmful sun exposure, aging, or physical injuries.

How Can They Be Treated?

Spider veins and the more serious version, varicose veins, may not be immediately dangerous, but they can cause uncomfortable itching or burning in the affected areas. More serious cases can lead to sores, bleeding, thrombosis (blood clots), and skin ulcers, among other conditions. Various treatments have been developed to relieve symptoms and improve cosmetic appearances. Some of these treatments include compression stockings (which place pressure on your veins to encourage blood flow), sclerotherapy (which injects chemicals that cause vein walls to close and turn to scar tissue), laser treatments (which cause veins to slowly fade and disappear, depending on the skin type and color), and in rarer cases, surgery. Though this list doesn’t represent all of the possible treatments, it covers the most common ones. All of these different forms of spider vein treatment in Columbus have different side effects and qualifying criteria, so it’s best to consult with your doctor about the best treatment for you.

Fashion and Sister Missionary Dresses

While some of the world may think of modest dresses as needing to be turtleneck style and long sleeved, the reality is that is not the case. Certainly, modesty is of the utmost importance when you are talking about sister missionary dresses, but that does not mean fashion must be thrown out the window. There are plenty of options out there for a sister missionary to look stylish and still be modest.

Looking Attractive and Looking Seductive Is Different

The world often gets confused about the difference between looking attractive and looking seductive. In the latter, a woman may be scantily clad, revealing parts of her body that will seduce a man and cause him to think of only one thing. On the other hand, a woman can be very attractive and still be modest in her dress. This is a key difference in dress design when it comes to sister missionaries.

Confidence Makes any Dress a Fashion Statement

While some women will prefer this style to that style of dress, the fact is any dress will be a fashion statement when the woman adds confidence to her demeanor while wearing the dress. Confidence in itself is a fashion statement. When a woman is confident with her dress and looks, those around her will respect that.

Looking for Fashion, Modesty, and Comfort at the Same Time

One of the toughest aspects of a future sister missionary is to find dresses that are modest, comfortable, and in fashion at the same time. Sister missionary dresses have become a niche all their own in the dress industry because of the demand of more women looking to find a dress that meets all of these requirements. More designers are becoming interested in tackling this growing segment of the dress industry. Because a woman is in a dress every day in the mission field, they want to have something that is comfortable for the climate where they currently reside. They still want to be in fashion while being comfortable and they need to be modest. In fact, some returned sister missionaries have recognized the growing demand in this area and themselves have become dress designers, trying to bring a larger selection to those who are preparing to go into the mission field.

Tea, a sunburn soother

If you got a bit too much sun, try a tea soak. Who says you have to suffer for days when your skin is sunburned? Simply grab 6 to 10 tea bags, then toss them into a lukewarm shallow bath. After the water turns medium-brown, get in and gently sponge the liquid onto inflamed areas for 10 to 15 minutes. Tea contains tannic acid and theobromine that act as anti-inflammatories, shrinking blood vessels to calm skin. Plus, it's packed with antioxidants that speeds up cell renewal.

Release Your Inner Rhythm with Adult Tap Shoes

What it is about people that makes them walk to the beat if they hear music? Many people love to dance, although some people will only dance when no one is watching. There seems to be a human need to move and produce rhythm, music, and sound. It feeds the soul and is an incredible form of expression. Have you secretly longed to learn how to dance, but never had the chance? Did you know that many studios offer adult dance classes? One of the most popular dance classes is tap dancing. Tap dancing is appealing to adults because it’s not quite as hard on the joints and muscles as some other forms of dance. It’s a great dance form to learn because you can dance for years even when your body stops recovering from exercise as quickly. You can buy great adult tap shoes in Towson, MD, to get started with your new hobby. What is tap dancing and what’s with the shoes?

The History behind the Tap

Tap dancing is a form of dance distinguished by the production of various sounds and rhythms with tap shoes. Tap dance is a melting pot of many early dance traditions. These include Juba dance (an African-American slave dance brought from West Africa), English clog dancing, and Irish step dancing. Performers in minstrel and Vaudeville shows began mixing dance styles together and imitating each other. It was further influenced by jazz. Today, there are two main forms of tap: rhythm and Broadway. Rhythm tap focuses on musicality, which is expression of rhythms, syncopations, and tones. Broadway tap is more concerned with overall body movement. The entire dance is important and the sounds of the feet are an important aspect of the overall dance. Tap shoes of ages past had leather or wood soles. Today, tap shoes are typically leather shoes with a metal tap attached to the heel and toe of the shoe respectively. Some tap shoes have split soles, allowing more flexion of the foot. There are many different manufacturers that supply different types of taps that produce various tones. Most dance stores sell adult tap shoes in Towson, MD, so you can learn more about what type you’d like to try. It’s never too late to learn something new.

Comfortable Laser Dentistry for Your Family

Having dental hygiene is extremely important and is often ignored due to extreme fears of the dentist. Statistics have shown that around 75%of adults are scared to go and receive dental care. These fears often occur at a young age when family dentistry wasn't at its prime. These types of direct experiences do not have to happen to your kids. You want them to be able to enjoy their experience at the dentist, even when it is more than just a checkup. In today's world, there are several different types of dentistry that provide a patient with a comfortable and good experience. Anaheim laser dentistry and all the other great services you can have will not only help your family in preventing the unnecessary fear of the dentist, but maybe even help someone like you overcome it.


The first thing to look for in a family dentist that will leave you feeling at ease is that all their procedures are safe and top of the line. There have been recent studies and outbursts stating that medical tools that are used may be passing on dangerous diseases to patients. That alone is a rough situation you would never want to be in. There are dentist offices that have a strict sterilization process that must be performed on tools after each use. Also, there are now new programs that educate employees on the proper way to clean tools, and what should be disposed of when possible. It is extremely important to find this specific characteristic.

Happy Workplace

Not only should safety regulations be upheld, but you should find employees who are happy to come to work every day. A pleasant environment will not go unnoticed and it will help make you feel more at home when you need to go for procedures. It will also help your children feel calm and in safe hands. You want employees who are polite and will answer all your questions and concerns. Anaheim laser dentistry is just one type of work that can help you overcome your fears and provide your family with an enjoyable and safe experience.

A Cosmetic Dentist Will Give You a Beautiful Smile

When you look into the mirror, what do you notice about your teeth? Do you like the way that your teeth look or do you try to hide your teeth because you are embarrassed by them? If you do not like the way that your smile looks, it can cause a lot of self-confidence issues and you may not smile as often as you used to. There is no reason to live your life this way when there are solutions to help you have a beautiful smile. By going to a cosmetic dentist in Appleton, you can improve your smile and make it the exact way you want it. Gain your confidence back and love the way your teeth look.

There are so many different reasons why your smile doesn’t look like you want it to. Maybe you didn’t brush your teeth as much as you should have when you were a child, you might have coffee stains on your teeth, your teeth might be smaller than you would like, they might not be as straight or as white as you hoped, or whatever the reason might be, you are able to correct the problem and never have to think back about what your teeth use to look like. To help give you a beautiful smile, there are many different options to choose from. You are able to get crowns, veneers, whitening, bonding, and many more great options. The severity of your teeth’s issues and what you want your new smile to look like will determine which option is the most suitable for your mouth.

When it comes to your teeth, you need to go to a dentist that you have confidence in to give you the best smile that you have ever hoped for. How much experience does your dentist have with cosmetic dentistry? Have you seen examples of their previous work and do you like the outcome? By going to a cosmetic dentist in Appleton that is dedicated to helping their patients love their smiles, you will ensure that your smile will look better than imagined.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013


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