Thursday, May 23, 2013
I love watching Dr. Oz. It’s an amazing way to learn how to be healthy, the do’s and don’ts of many things, and HOW certain things are good for you and why they help.
Recently I’d seen the episode of Red Wine in skincare and HOW beneficial it is for your skin. The reason Red Wine is so beneficial is 1. The alcohol and 2. The resveratrol.
The resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant that is produced from the skin of grapes. You can only get this antioxidant from red wine, because the vintners put the grape skins back into the red wine to make it, but NOT white wine.
The resveratrol actually helps your skin from aging by turns on a system in your body to prevent it. BUT 80% of the benefit from Red Wine in skincare is actually the alcohol and the other 20% from resveratrol. Dr. Oz KNOWS what he’s talking about, so I listen.
When I got a chance to review 2 items from the Vine Vera skincare line, I was jumping through the roof! OF COURSE, I would be- who doesn’t want beautiful skin?
I ended up choosing the Resveratrol Dark Circle Eye Cream, which I will tell you about first. “This cream will immediately reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffy eyes.”
Directions: Gently apply cream to area under eyes and along orbital bone using ring finger. Use daily for optimal results.
The Vine Vera Resveratrol Dark Circle Eye Cream comes in an amazing brown/white box that has a magnetic closure on the front. I love that! I can take the eye cream out of the box and use the box for something else!
I am a mom, so of course I have dark circles under my eyes. I have probably since the day since my son was born, and they probably got darker when I had my daughter. Having kids means you juggle the kids, cleaning the house, work, laundry, and a million other things!
This can make me extremely exhausted very quickly! I work from home, so I have to basically wait until they are asleep to start working. This means long nights and early mornings which adds to the puffiness.
I’ve tried many other dark circle treatments and they didn’t work out so well for me. I had to end up hiding them with a concealer before putting my makeup on. I wouldn’t even wear makeup most of the time in the summer if it weren’t for the dark circles. Who wants to have to check to see if they’ve sweated their makeup off every 20 minutes? I sure don’t!
The skin under our eyes is basically the thinnest skin on our body. It all those sleepless hours, all that exhaustion, and if you are dehydrated? It’ll show that as well. Who wants to wear THAT darkness all day?
I love that this is like a metallic copper looking color. Just the packaging is refreshing and unique. It has a screw on top, which is awesome for me because if we go somewhere over night- THIS will come with me and I know it won’t spill out in my overnight bag.
I’ve been very religious applying this under my eyes twice a day since I’ve gotten it. I put it on before I go out in the morning after I wash my face, and then again at night after my cleansing ritual and before my night cream!
The resveratrol helps to reduce inflammation, to prevent damage to blood vessels, and help keep blood clots at bay. This stay up late, get up early mom can use all the help she can get with puffy inflated, dark circles, and under eye bags.
I love when caps like these are put over a skincare product, It keeps the skincare from getting everywhere and creating a mess. It also keeps the insides from getting on top of the lid, which means there is more to use!
When I opened the eye cream, it looked like this. A pale tinted copper/light brown lotion like cream. It is very rich, creamy, and luxurious. It feels so silky when I rub it under my eyes, and the coolness of the cream immediately makes it feel like the inflammation and puffiness has gone down.
It smells incredible too. Have you ever just been sitting at home with your feet kicked up, had a really good book to read and a glass of red wine in your hand? Relaxation at it’s best huh? YES! Well imagine swirling the glass of red wine and taking a sniff before you take a sip. That’s exactly what this smells like!
The best part about it is that it only takes mere seconds to put this on. The amount on my fingertip in the picture is enough for both eyes. I’ve also been putting this above my eyes as well as beneath!
I noticed the next morning when I woke up and got out of the shower that YES! The dark circles did look like they weren’t as visible as they were the night before, and my eyes didn’t seem so puffy.
I wasn’t expecting a MIRACLE- where the black circles would be gone the very next day.. but this really surprised me. I couldn’t believe how much of the inflammation was gone. The inflammation is what was making it look SO much worse. The blackness was subsiding little by little with each use.
Within the same week, I was able to have a date night with my hubs without having to pack on the concealer and then makeup on top of it. I feel beautiful- naturally! Which felt so calming and amazing! No more covering it up! I just wore my regular date night makeup and was done with it!
VineVera has just introduced actress/model Gal Gadot (from the Fast & Furious franchise) as the new spokesperson for the luxury brand. Gal’s timeless beauty and flawless skin make her a perfect fit for the red wine-inspired skincare line.
Buy IT: Vine Vera Resveratrol Dark Circle Eye Cream for $296
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Parabens, Propylene Glycol, Mineral Oil, Lanolin, Petrolatum, Formaldehyde, Acetone, Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids, Sodium Laurel or Laureth Sulfate, Ammonium Laurel or Laureth Sulfate, Synthetic Coloring.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Summer Fun Event
Organized by: Iowa Mom
Prizes Include: Skywalker Bounce-N-Learn Trampoline, Intex 10' x 30" Metal Frame Swimming Pool, Glenmeadow 6-Piece Folding Patio Dining Set with Umbrella, Flexible Flyer Swing Free Metal Swing Set & 20" Huffy Rock It Boys' Bike. *5 winners*
Event dates: 6/10 - 6/24
Storm and tornado season is in full swing, and each year, the United States gets an average of 5.9 hurricanes, 1,000 tornados and 10,000 severe thunderstorms. To help people prepare, STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer, America’s #1 selling brand of fuel stabilizers, and Generacgenerators, the most trusted name in residential standby power, have launched a “Storm Season: Be Ready” campaign offering tips and giveaways while also raising money for the American Red Cross.
To help educate people about how best to prepare for mother nature’s unknown, STA-BIL and Generac have created the following tips that people can do now to prepare should a natural disaster strike.
Before the storm
1. Listen to the news and local forecasts to give yourself as much notice as possible
2. Secure a back-up generator, such as a Generac portable generator to be operated safely out of doors
3. Make sure your generator is in working order by checking the oil and adding fresh fuel with a bottle of STA-BIL Ethanol Treatment to keep the fuel fresh and combat damage from ethanol in today’s gasoline
4. Run the generator for a few minutes. If the generator does not start, add a bottle of Start Your Engines! Fuel Revitalizer to clean the carburetor and intake valves and get the engine up and running quickly
5. Create a storm kit of must-have items, such as a battery operated radio, flashlights, batteries, candles, matches, bottled water, blankets, non-perishable food, can opener, first aid kit, list of phone numbers, prescription medications and games to pass the time
When a storm is on its way
1. Listen to the news to keep updated on the storm’s status
2. Obey evacuation directions in dire situations
3. Make sure your cell phone is charged and keep a charger with you
4. Set your refrigerator and freezer controls to the coldest settings to keep food longer should the power go out
5. Fill your car’s gas tank just in case you need to drive to safety
6. Take out a reasonable amount of cash in case ATMs are out of order
7. Tie down any large objects outdoors that may get thrown during a storm (e.g. patio furniture, toys) and place valuables inside in a safe place off the floor
8. Ensure a supply of water for sanitary purposes by filling your bathtub, sinks and other large containers with water
When a storm is in progress
1. Stay indoors and away from windows or glass doors
2. Take refuge in a small interior room or closet or below ground if possible
3. Listen to the news for updates and directions on how to proceed
In addition, consumers can enter in a sweepstakes on Facebook HERE through July 20, 2013 for a chance to win nearly $2,000 in prizes, including a Generac portable generator and weekly prize packs from STA-BIL and Start Your Engines! products. And for every entry into the sweepstakes, STA-BIL will donate $1 to the American Red Cross to support disaster relief up to $5,000.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
I am in love with this Umberto Beverly HIlls line of Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner. I take pride in my hair. My hair is long and layered, and I want something that is going to keep it healthy, and help with making it shiny, soft, fizz free, etc.
I loved this combo the very FIRST time I used it! I’ve gotten tons of compliments on how great my hair looks, which is always awesome!
This helps with damaged hair (from dying, over drying, or heat styling) by adding moisture to your hair that has been lost. I love the silky consistency of both the shampoo AND conditioner and love how amazing they smell.
The shampoo lathers up VERY nicely and I don’t need more than a palm size to really get my entire hair clean! The Conditioner is very rich and luxurious! They smell just like a tropical flower to me.. maybe Tiger Lilies?
The smell lasts all day, even after I tan and sweat a little. It has definitely made my hair feel stronger and more vibrant. I can even let my hair air dry and it doesn’t frizz up. Before I was having to blow dry it and then straighten it because of the frizz. This combo totally keeps the frizz at bay!
I also love that it not only nourishes my hair, but my scalp as well. I’d noticed since I started tanning that my head was flaking more than usual. This was due to it being “burnt” in the tanning bed I guess.. But this has helped the itchy scalp problem 100%!
Buy IT: Umberto Beverly Hills Moisturizing Shampoo & Umberto Beverly Hills Moisturizing Conditioner $11.04 each
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Have you ever done something nice for someone else, just because? Has someone else ever done something nice for you? It doesn't have to be a big thing; letting someone who is in a hurry cut in line, or bringing an elderly neighbor flowers. Just something, random, that brings a smile to someone else's face. That's what the RAOK (Random Acts of Kindness) Giveaway is all about. It's Rayven from Stay a Stay at Home Mom's birthday this month, and she is celebrating by giving away a $100 Amazon.com Gift Code to one lucky viewer. But her birthday wish is more than that. Read her story:
I am celebrating my 34th birthday this month! Yay! Ok, so maybe not "yay". I'm getting old enough that birthdays just aren't all they are cracked up to be anymore. It gets somewhat depressing when there are enough candles on the cake to set the house on fire. But I love the feeling of birthdays. The joy others have in wishing you well. And so, I am challenging everyone to take a moment this year, on your own birthdays, to find a way to bring a little joy to someone else. Here is a list of "34" things I have done this year to brighten someone else's day. I'd love to hear yours as well. 1. Help Someone Move 2. Pay the Toll for the Guy Behind You 3. Pay Double the Cost for a Field Trip to Help Another Student 4. Pick Up Trash at a Park or the Beach 5. Thank a Police Officer 6. Bring a Small Gift to a Shut-In at Christmas 7. Stop to Help Someone on the Side of the Road 8. Smile at Everyone You Meet 9. Leave a Comment on a Blog You Enjoy 10. Donate to the Salvation Army or Goodwill 11. Compliment a Stranger (Nice shoes!) 12. Forgive Someone 13. Offer to Babysit for a Friend 14. Practice the Golden Rule 15. Rescue an Animal 16. Volunteer 17. Be an Organ Donor 18. Be Happy for Someone Else's Accomplishments 19. Invite Someone Alone to Thanksgiving Dinner 20. Introduce Yourself to All Your Neighbors 21. Make an Old Fashioned Thank You Card 22. Buy Candy from a Child's Fundraiser 23. Pick Up the Tab at Lunch 24. Donate (and Volunteer) to Your Food Bank 25. Donate Your Car or RV (I've done both) 26. Listen 27. Help Someone Find Something (I helped a woman find her diamond rings last month) 28. Donate Blood 29. Call a Manager About a Good Employee 30. Leave a Basket of Food/Paper Products (anonymously) at the Door of Someone who is Unemployed 31. Let Someone Cut in Line 32. Take a Moment to Talk to a Child 33. Buy Supplies for a Teacher 34. TAKE ACTION This last one is the most important. Don't just talk about doing something, actually go out and do it. There were five frog sitting on a log; four decided to jump off. How many were left? Five. There is a big difference between deciding and doing. Do it. I wrote this list before the tragedy of Moore, Oklahoma, but it posts just after the tornado. Take action. Donate money to the RedCross if you have it. Donate toiletries to a drop off center if you are a couponer and have a stash. Or, if you are far from Oklahoma, but just want to feel like you are doing something, donate blood. Do something. There is an old episode of Friends where Phoebe and Joey have a contest to determine if there really is such a thing as an "unselfish act". Phoebe's argument is that when you give of yourself to make someone else happy, you feel good, therefore it is selfish. And she has a point. So for my birthday, I'm going to be selfish, just for me :)Enter to win the $100 Amazon.com Gift Code via the Rafflecopter below: Giveaway Details:
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After watching shopper after shopper exclaim at the check stand that they had forgotten their reusable bags - AGAIN! - it became clear to us that people needed a little help to change the habit and convenience of plastic bags. My mom and I have always believed that simple actions can have a huge impact. Never did this lesson seem more important – we were passionate about helping others create change in their own lives. Inspired by our idea of change, we have developed classroom lesson plans, provided information for getting involved, sold gorgeous reusable bags and reached out to create a community.And what an amazing community it is:In addition the colors were vibrant and the pattern beautiful. The pouch itself is 4" x 1.5" and contains 5 19.5" x 16.5" reusable shopping bags, the best part about it is that each bag weights about 1.4 oz, and can handle about 44 pounds of products. At a recent trip to Wal-Mart, So Cal Coupon Mommy, decided to give these bags a try, she was so excited and it was very easy. The pouch of bags was easy to put into my purse, and when she got to the checkout line she placed the pouch before all the items, the checker was impressed by the collection of bags and quickly put them to use. She filled the bags up and put them in the cart. It was so easy to unload the cart into my car, and also to take everything into the house thanks to these strong and easy to carry bags. The best part about these bags is no trash, you can easily roll the bags up, instructions provided but its very easy and possible to do. Put them back into the pouch and they are ready for my next shopping adventure. Plus remember when you shop at target they offer a $0.05 discount for every bag you use of your own at checkout.
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What mom doesn’t want tons of pictures of their kids hanging up? The problem that I have with having so many pictures (I’m probably considered a picture hoarder) is that I don’t have much wall space.
Even though my kids are 4 and 6, I still don’t have many picture frames sitting around because of the glass inside. I don’t want them to knock them over and get cut.
SO, thankfully Collage.com lets you have as many pictures as you want on a Collage so you can save space while still showing off your family! The one I received was made of Canvas material and is absolutely stunning.
I woke up today with a package at my backdoor. It was raining and the box was a little wet. I was thinking..oh, no! As soon as I opened it, I could see they took extra care in packaging it, because they covered the canvas with plastic wrap!
I love that they had two brackets on the back. That way it doesn’t matter if you choose a landscape or portrait canvas—you can still hang it up. The bracket is very strong, even though the Canvas is very light! That way I know it won’t come crashing down.
When I seen the pictures I instantly fell in love. They are perfect, so vibrant and clear! The canvas is about an inch thick. It doesn’t protrude AWAY from the wall to where it gets in the way, but it still has that eye-catching dimension.
It’s easy to make a Collage of your very own! Once you choose what kind of collage you want, and what size—you can start uploading your photos.
I was amazed at how many designs they actually had. No matter what you want, they have. If you kid plays sports, If you want to make a “couples” collage, or if you want to make a collage with only pictures of your puppy pal!
To Purchase: Visit Collage.com and start creating your canvas collage today!
Collage.com was created when Kevin Borders wanted to create a collage for his girlfriend that had 1000 of their personal photos, but he couldn't find anything out there that would do it. Kevin enlisted the help of Kyle Mulka, a friend and past schoolmate, to help build the custom collage. After creating the anniversary gift for his girlfriend, Kevin teamed up with his friend Joe Golden to transform the original software into a website where anyone could make a custom collage for their personal photos as well. Soon after, Collage.com was born! Collage.com is a website that allows you to upload pictures and create a custom collage and order high quality printed products that feature your collage. From blankets and mugs to canvas collages, you can include hundreds of photos arranged in a standard collage or in a unique shape!a Rafflecopter giveaway
Monday, May 20, 2013
What woman doesn’t like to receive jewelry just because? I know that I most definitely do! Especially when they’re the quality and prices of BuyBlueSteel Jewelry.
You can read my review here about the ring that you’ll be entering to win! This ring is the Enchantment Ring by BuyBlueSteel. This ring retails for $95.97
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