Friday, December 21, 2007
Paul thinks that a colloidal silver ointment that he used on his face contributed to his bluish/purple facial skin condition.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Here's a slideshow in PDF format containing a report from 2005 on skin lightening creams and their effects in Africa. This link contains all you ever wanted to know about mercury.
The brand/line of cosmetics I represent does not sell a skin-lightening cream. As an alternative to eyeliners, you can wet your favorite shade of eye shadow and apply that as an eyeliner. To view the products, click here or contact your Beauty Consultant.
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
COSMETICS SEIZED: Jan Marini Skin Research Age Intervention Eyelash can cause eye damage. U.S. Marshals seized nearly 13,000 tubes of the product, considered by the FDA to be unapproved and misbranded. The product contains the drug bimatoprost, used to treat eye pressure and if someone is already on that drug and using Age Intervention Eyelash as well, the extra dosage can be harmful. The product may also cause swelling of the retina and loss of vision.
According to the FDA, you should discontinue use immediately and discard any remaining product.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
There's no reason for issues with Acne to be that complicated! Check out this page on solving acne problems.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
I hate to think that people are suffering through all the side effects of these pills and not taking care of their skin the way they should. It's a shame.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Don't rub your eyes when you are tired because you will stretch the skin around your eye area and this leads to wrinkles. It's best to refresh your tired eyes by misting or splashing some cool water on your face and then gently pat dry with a towel. Or you can use eye drops. If you wear contacts, make sure you use the drops that are especially for contact lens wearers.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Friday, August 03, 2007
Your Look To Go. What better item than Neckties by Belisi for that guy in your life, and a handbag for you to carry all your on-the-go cosmetics in? They also have scarves and pocket squares so they've got you covered, so to speak, as far as those items go. I remember watching old reruns when Flo from the TV sitcom "Alice" used to come in to Mel's Diner every day, take her scarf off her head and tie it around her purse strap. Since then I've always thought handbags and scarves were the coolest thing!
Go get yours today at Belisi! 25% off and free shipping with orders of $100 or more.
Friday, July 27, 2007
It was also MY birthday so it's a double celebration.
I look forward to another year of providing you with great information and tips on skin care (or skincare - one word)
and some health and fashion news thrown in too.
Don't forget to visit SkinCareTeacher
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Places I've Visited
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
It's important to also stay away from dangerous food additives that can cause chemical imbalances in your system. Some of the worst are artifical sweetners.
Opt for natural sweeteners instead, such as stevia, organic sugar cane or honey.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Just a friendly reminder; it's that time of the year again. Please raise your big toes and repeat after me.
"As a member of the Faux Pas Sisterhood, I pledge to follow The Rules when I wear sandals and other open-toe shoes:
I promise to always wear sandals that fit. My toes will not hang over and touch the ground, nor will my heels spill over the backs, and the sides and tops of my feet will not purge out between the straps.
I will go polish-free or vow to keep the polish fresh, intact and chip-free. I will not cheat and just touch up my big toe.
I will sand down any mounds of skin before they turn hard and yellow.
I will shave the hairs off my big toe.
I won't wear pantyhose even if my misinformed girlfriend, coworker,mother, sister tells me the toe seam really will stay under my toes if I tuck it there.
If a strap breaks, I won't duct-tape, pin, glue or tuck it back into place, hoping it will stay put. I will get my shoe fixed or toss it.
I will not live in corn denial; rather I will lean on my good friend Dr.Scholl's if my feet need him.
I will resist the urge to buy jelly shoes at Payless for the low, low price of $2.99 even if my feet are small enough to fit into the kids' sizes. This is out of concern for my safety, and the safety of others. No one can walk properly when standing in a pool of sweat, and I would hate to take someone down with me as I fall and break my ankle.
I will take my toe ring off toward the end of the day if my toes swell and begin to look like Vienna sausages.
I will promise if I wear flip flops, that I will ensure they actually flip and flop, making the correct noise while walking and I will swear NOT to slide or drag my feet while wearing them.
I will promise to go my local beauty school at least once per season and have a real pedicure (they are about $15 and worth EVERY penny). I say spend another $15.00 and get an even better one.
I will promise to throw away any white/off-white sandals that show signs of wear...nothing is tackier than dirty white sandals."
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Rock and Roll All Over Again
OK, I'm having flashbacks to my former life when I was a rock journalist, back before I got into the skin care biz.
Back in the early 80's when The Police were huge, I must admit I was headbanging with the likes of Def Lep and Quiet Riot. I do like a lot of The Police's songs, though and I remember being so envious of hearing people talk about seeing them in concert and what a great show they put on.
I am eagerly awaiting their big reunion tour! I'm planning to see the show on November 3rd in Atlantic City. That's my backup in case I can't make the August 4th show in Baltimore, MD. I've heard only great things about it and I'm so excited to be able to see them live. Most of the shows are SOLD OUT so get your tickets TODAY! Don't wait, or you'll regret it. Remember what I said earlier. You don't want to hear people talking about how much fun they had at the show - the one you didn't go to! I'm bringing my copy of the police cd to the show because you never know! I might be able to get it autographed!
I'm so happy that they're participating at the big Live Earth event on July 7 in New Jersey. Sting and the boys are so good about helping out a great cause.
If you haven't already gotten your hands on a copy of the new police cd, you simply must do so - and now! Release date is June 5th! I absolutely cannot wait to hear "Can't Stand Losing You" because that is one of my very favorite songs. It's track #2 on Disc 1.
Oh my gosh, and I'll never forget the episode of "Sledgehammer!" where they were chasing the bad guy into a recording studio and the cops told the receptionist as they were running by, "We're the Police!" and she told them they'd have to pick another name because there's already a band called The Police.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Is it good to get a base tan?
Are tanning beds safe to use?
DC was ranked 1st in Sun Smarts - even over sun-drenched cities like Tampa and Los Angeles!
Remember, May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month! Go and soak up some knowledge about how to stay safe in the sun.
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Use eye makeup remover on a cotton ball or pre-moistened cloth instead.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Saturday, April 07, 2007
An infection caused by Mycobacterium smegmatis, a rapidly replicating bacterium that responds poorly to medication, is a possibility when you go to get a pedicure. It starts out as a red, swollen toe or looking almost like a bug bite and then gets swollen and turns blue or purple. You're looking at a long course of antibiotics and possibly even surgery to correct the scarring that can occur. One of the most serious mycobacterium infections called fortitum may cause boils on the legs.
While severe infections from a manicure or pedicure are rare, you wouldn't even want to risk getting a minor infection from having a pedicure done. Athlete's foot, toenail fungus and even warts are other potential pedicure dangers, not to mention allergic reactions, loss of a nail, and the spread of staph infections or viruses and, in extreme cases, HIV and hepatitis. A fungus can take hold of your toenail, multiply and cause the nail to grow up to 1/2 inch thick. It's very ugly, it can cause a lot of foot problems. If you're a diabetic, it may lead to infections and even toe amputations.
Some nail technicians recommend finding a salon that does not use whirlpool tubs or any other foot bath that involves plumbing, because the bacteria can sit in the pipes and there's no good way to clean them efficiently and effectively. Chairs specially designed for pedicures have foot baths attached with individual filtering systems. The filters can become clogged with hair, skin and toenails, making an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. The swirling waters then spread the bacteria.
Here are helpful tips for finding a reputable salon to perform a pedicure on you.
Make sure the establishment has a license. It should be prominently displayed in the front reception area. Your cosmetologist should also have a license posted at his or her station.
Leave if the salon appears even the slightest bit dirty. Take a peek at the towels and the instruments and look to see if workers are washing their hands between treatments. Sniff the air, and if you sense a strong odor, that's a bad sign.
Ask questions. How does the salon disinfect its instruments? The cosmetic industry is not required to use sophisticated and expensive machines to ensure a medical level of sterilization. Are disposable items that cannot be sanitized (like emery boards, nail buffers, toe separators, orange sticks, etc.) thrown away immediately after their use?
Cutiekit, Your Professional Manicure Pedicare Tool Kit
Bring your own manicure and pedicure equipment, towels (and disposable foot tub liner, if possible) with you to ensure the supplies will not be used on anyone else. Many people have a set of their own dental tools when they go to the dentist, so having your very own pedicure kit only makes sense. You can find two pedicure kits that I recommend at my website.
Ensure that the person performing the pedicure knows your cuticles are not to be clipped or cut. They are important in that they keep bacteria from getting under the nail bed, and if there's a chance you could be cut and bleed, it could lead to serious infections. In addition, razors, scrapers or graters for calluses must never be used.
Try to relax and enjoy. Just remember to keep on your toes and tread carefully when going for a pedicure.
Katrina Price, also known as the Skin Care Teacher is a ten-year veteran of the skin care and beauty industry. Valuable information can be found at her website http://www.skincareteacher.com and her blog, updated almost daily at http://skincareteacher.blogspot.com
Friday, April 06, 2007
Monday, April 02, 2007
What happens is that hair follicles get harvested from your scalp, and sown in one by one to your eyelid. They will grow like the hair on your head, so they need to be trimmed, curled and maybe even dyed.
This surgery has become very popular recently. Dr. Baumann said he's seen a 300% increase in the number of eyelash transplant operations being performed, and he's busy training doctors all over the country to perform the surgery.
Friday, March 30, 2007
That led to braces, retainers, bridgework, and the like. Luckily that's all behind me now, but it pays to take care of your teeth.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Now that spring time is here with warmer weather and we're all getting back into the great outdoors, please remember to apply at least an SPF 15 to keep from getting sunburns and skin cancer.
Friday, March 23, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
My sister is a great source of inspiration for me. She has competed in a few marathons and half marathons in Virginia and San Diego and she's in great shape. The Wirefly National Marathon is coming up soon in my area. It's their 2nd annual run and takes place on Saturday, March 24th. I won't be able to attend this year, however. There's already so much happening on that day! I already had to choose between a fundraiser, a training seminar, a Second Chance Prom or watching my hubby win another dirtbike race
This year's race is taking a new course which from what I understand will allow the runners to see more monuments and historical items rather than running through boring areas. As it stands now, the weather is predicted to be sunny with a high of 64. That's subject to change of course but it sounds like perfect running weather to me.
There's an Expo the day before the marathon at the DC Armory from 11:00am to 9:00pm where sports-related vendors will have displays set up. I may go and check that out and pick up some new gear.
Oh, and in case you're wondering what Wirefly is about, it's Wirefly Mobile and their website offers cellphones, service plan comparison, ringtones and accessories.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Friday, March 02, 2007
I wonder if women who wear it will have people thinking they've just eaten a powdered sugar donut and neglected to wipe their lips off? To combat that, I suppose one of the other colors can be utilized. These Limited Edition Lip toppings come in Snowflake, Peri-Twinkle, Lemon Drop and Pixie Plum. Hurry! Sprinkled Pink is already sold out.
Friday, February 23, 2007
For sunburns, click here for first aid and treatment info. Of course the best way to treat sunburns is not to get them at all. Stay out of those tanning beds too! I know, I know, they are very relaxing and it's so soothing to lay in there and listen to tunes. It's such a disappointment when the bed shuts off letting you know the session is over. I tanned in a bed for maybe a year or so and then gave it up. It's far too dangerous and now I opt for the tan in a can or fake and bake. Those products have come a long way and will NOT leave you looking orange or overcooked. Click here to learn how to prevent sunburns, which can often lead to skin cancer.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
I didn't deal a whole lot with Reggae Bands because we concentrated on more of the hard rock and metal artists.
I was on support teams for Alice in Chains (Rest In Peace, Layne Staley!) as well as Firehouse and Slaughter. All three bands saw a great degree of success and that made me proud. In fact, I remember seeing Alice in Chains at a local club with a capacity of maybe 350, and then a month later they were on a national tour and I had a photo pass to shoot them at the San Diego Sports Arena. That was a fabulous experience!
If you believe in your local unsigned bands, then help and support them. You never know...
Thursday, February 15, 2007
If you're not a fan of blog ads you can still earn money, increase traffic and interest in your site through PayPerPost's brand new Review My Post program. It will pay you every time someone signs up and reviews a post on your blog. How simple is that?!
The Review My Post program is open to all bloggers. Like I said before, it's great for bloggers who aren't interested in having sponsored posts on their blog. All that's needed is to simply add this badge at the end of the post.
It will bring in some easy money AND help build traffic to your blog - no additional effort required.
This new program is just exploding! Come join up and blog about my blog.
Just as I described above, you’ll have to register with PayPerPost in order to review one of my posts. I think the PPP staff have to accept your blog into the system so the rules I listed above will still apply, but they've said that they'll approve new blogs for the Review My Post program quickly, so you won’t have to wait too long to review my post and make some quick and easy money. Looks like the initial review will pay you $7.50!
I received the usual kisses, candy, card and cuddling. It is a very romantic holiday after all.
PayPerPost makes sense for both high traffic and lower traffic bloggers alike. Mine is a Google PR4, but it was a O up until last month (January) and I just started blogging in July. Plus, if you run a search on MSN.com, you'll see my blog right there on top if you search for skin care expert or skin care and glamour. It's pretty cool! It's just ahead of even GLAMOUR magazine. Wow! Now I'm working on obtaining those same results on the Yahoo!, Ask and Google search engines.
Why not earn some cash for blogging? You'll be blogging either way, so you might as well be making money with it. It's painless and fun.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Friday, February 09, 2007
It seems that contrary to popular belief, folds of skin removed from former morbidly obese patients cannot be used for patients in burn units who are in need of replacement skin tissue. Unfortunately, the skin has lost all of it's elasticity, is too thin, has poor circulation and is overstretched.
Healthy skin tissue that can help burn patients is easily obtained from recently expired cadavers, and through modern science, skin can even be regenerated.
Click here to learn more about how you can become a tissue donor.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Monday, February 05, 2007
Cellphone wallpapers straight from the photo shoots for the magazine are available for just $1.99 at http://www.simobileswimsuit.com so you can see the likes of Victoria's Secret model Heidi Klum, Marisa Miller, Ana Beatriz Barros, tennis star Maria Sharapova and Molly Sims right on your mobile phone, on all major wireless carriers. There are over 50 different models to choose from.
Classic SI-SI (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue) cover girl wallpapers from past years are also featured on the site! Three-time cover girl Elle Macpherson ('87, '88, '94) and Kathy Ireland ('92, '94) are featured on downloadable wallpapers. SI Mobile users can also download video clips from the photo shoots, "video ringers" (ringtones with video), animated screensavers and more.
Log on, download and join the fun of this year's swimsuit issue. Pictures of those hot bods and beach scenes will help you guys out there stay warm during this record-breaking cold winter we're having.
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Wednesday, January 31, 2007
It's a plucky subject for most people. Whether you shave, wax, sugar, pluck, or go through electrolysis it's still a pain. I myself have used all the above methods except the latter. I even tried the buffing technique, where it's almost like sanding your body hair off with sandpaper! I gave it a try because my husband had bought it to remove some of his body hair. It was definitely different, that's for sure. There was a little sanding pad that you would strap onto your hand and rub it on your body in a circular motion. Then you would rub, and rub, and rub, and then rub some more. The hair would ball up and then you'd have to brush it away. It seemed to work pretty well but it took a very long time. I forgot to time it and see how long it took for the hair to grow back in.
One method I for sure do not want to try is an epilator machine. Perhaps these days the're more advanced and streamlined, but I know the last time I saw one it was like a huge coil, almost like a Slinky toy but thinner, attached to a hand-held machine that plugged in to an electrical outlet. You would switch it on then run it across any hairy parts on your body where you wanted to remove the hair. The coil would then grab onto the hair and yank it out. This just sounded way too painful. I remember watching commercials on TV for it and shreiking in pain just from watching the animated demonstration. Even if it were effective, I think I'd still be scared to use it.
I'll stick to shaving, thanks. I might even give these Hair Removal creams a try. They seem to be very promising. I'm very lucky and I don't have a lady moustache on my upper lip. Once in awhile, a single hair will grow from what used to be a mole near my bottom lip. When that happens, I just pluck it.
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If you're still searching for the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your sweetheart, please allow me to offer some assistance. Visit this link for my Spa and Aromatherapy gift sets which make a perfect romantic gift for the most romantic of all holidays, Valentine's Day.
I went through this process some years back and while it was painful then, it's so great to be debt-free now. You have no idea what a relief it was when I made the final payment. Then again, I remember they accidentally deducted the regular payment amount the month after the final payoff as well. That took some time to get sorted out but they did me right and all is well.
Being a teenager with two credit cards was lots of fun, until it came time to join the workforce and pay down those balances, which is impossible to do if you're just paying the minimum amount. I even once took a cash advance from one card to make the payment on the other. Ouch! Learn from my mistakes and don't ever get into big Credit Card Debt. It is a downward spiral that took a long time to get out of.
What helped so much was to go to a Credit Card Debt Management place and have them work out payment arrangements with the debtors so that you can have a fixed low monthly payment and get all those cards paid off. For me it took 5 years and it was a struggle, but I never would have made it had I not consolidated that debt.
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I have added the title of Jeweler to my repertoire! I feel it complements my skin care and glamour business nicely. Makeup and Jewelry go hand in hand almost like peanut butter and jelly. My catalogs should be arriving any day now, so if you'd like to receive a copy of one, please e-mail me and I'll zip one right out to you. Note: The pictures in the catalog often don't do the pieces justice. It's hard to show sparkly, even on glossy paper.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
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Thursday, January 25, 2007
If you've been reading this blog for any length of time you're aware that in addition to beauty, glamour, skin care, manicures, pedicures and makeovers I'm also into football. I know, I know, odd combination. I'm also really big into music and I love to sing. Singers typically write songs, as I have done. Next year I'll have to submit some of my work and see if I can be one of the We Are Listening song contest winners. Go to their site NOW! Check out this year's entrants, vote for and download your favorite. There are three winners who will soon get to go to London and work in a famous studio with the legendary Steve Williams who has been a producer for artists like Sting, Seal and Eric Clapton! Did I mention the winners also get luxury accomodations at a five star hotel? I'm definitely entering this one next year! For those of you who are ready now, there's still a little over a month left to submit your work and have it heard.
We Are Listening is a London-based company, providing professional opportunities for up-and-coming musicians worldwide. Their site includes a great blog which contains some nice music industry nuggets. Also, either they're really good with PhotoShop or they have their own airplane complete with artwork and logos. It's a very large plane, too - we're not talking Cessna here.
The Link Boutique on their site has a great list of featured artists including one that opened for Bon Jovi here in DC not too long ago in front of 15,000 fans and aired on FOX and CNN.
Visit the Success Stories portion of their site so you can see for yourself that songwriting contests really do work!
Go on and get yourself heard. Submit your song and who knows? Shoot for the moon and you'll land amongst the stars.
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Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
Last year, more than eight-point-seven-million people underwent cosmetic procedures to enhance what nature gave them, or didn’t. But experts tell us that Americans may be jumping into invasive procedures too quickly.
Despite the media coverage of makeover reality shows, the majority of Americans are not looking for extreme transformations. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, most of us want to look better, naturally, with 68-percent preferring a subtle change. And experts agree that looking your best could be accomplished at home for considerably less.
Dr. Linda Franks, a leader in the specialized skin care frontier, says “To get that timeless, healthy look you need to start with an appropriate skincare regime. Taking good care of your skin can stave off fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and even dry skin.”
Where to begin? At the sink! Doctors say whatever your skin type, the key is to cleanse it gently. Avoid hot water and use lukewarm instead, to prevent over-drying. And throw in the towel – traditional washcloths are too abrasive for the face, so use your hands and fingers.
Sixty-eight-percent of women claim to have sensitive skin which means dry, tight, chapped or easily irritated skin. Dr. Franks advises moisturizing regularly and avoiding harsh cleansers with ingredients such as fragrances, dyes and preservatives because sensitive skin is easily damaged and takes longer to recover.
If your skin is dry and easily irritated, don’t wash more than once a day. You may risk stripping the skin of its natural oils. Dr. Franks recommends looking for non-irritating cleansing washes that are soap-free, moisturizers that are light, oil-free, and water-based to help maintain the skin’s natural barrier. Another tip—make sure to choose a facial moisturizer with an SPF of at least 15, which protects against both UVB and UVA rays.
Skin sensitivity may also result from the third most common, non-surgical skincare procedure known as Microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is a quick and easy, non-invasive procedure that helps to reveal healthier-looking skin by sweeping away dead skin cells. Dr. Franks reveals that, following the treatment, the best way to avoid irritation is by opting for an ultra-gentle cleanser and moisturizer.
A new clinical study shows that PURPOSE gentle cleansing wash and dual treatment moisture lotion with spf 15 are compatible with this procedure.
How else can you obtain optimal skin health? Here are some other healthy basics to keep your skin looking its best:
Dr. Franks says, “Exercise opens up blood vessels to make skin look healthy and youthful. It’s so important for healthy skin.” Regular cardiovascular exercise increases blood flow to the skin which assists in collagen production. Maintaining muscle mass through exercise can also help anchor and support skin, keeping it taut.
And drink up! At least eight, eight-ounce glasses of water a day are crucial for optimal skin hydration.
So before you sign on for an extreme and expensive makeover, just think back on some simple, beauty basics! You just might like what you see!
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Friday, January 19, 2007
By Michael Bustamante
Online skin care schools offer courses for working adults to change a career or to advance an existing career. Skin care technicians (also known as Estheticians) are in demand in beauty salons, spas, and private practices.
Online distance learning skin care courses focus on the study of all aspects of skin; skin structure and natural health; and on skin conditions, treatments, and care. Online skin care programs teach basic biology, cellular components of skin, normal skin and adjoining systems, common dermatologic disorders (birth marks, acne, discoloration), skin diseases, and general routine components of good skin care.
Online courses in skin care may include discussions of skin layers (epidermis and dermis), immunology, skin infections, pigmentation, healing, hair and nails, cosmetics and beauty, skin biology, skin tumors, and more.
Online skin care schools offering programs of study can include tanning and dangers of tanning; camouflage of skin imperfections; aging and conditions of aging; diseases and treatments; and tips for seasonal skin treatment for healthy skin.
Generally, hands-on experience in laboratory course(s) may be required for certification or a degree in this field of study. Be sure to inquire whether certification or a degree in skin care is an option at your school of choice, and whether or not hands-on experience is a requirement for the particular skin care program of study.
If you are interested in learning more about Online Skin Care Schools and other types of schools, please search our site for more information and resources.
DISCLAIMER: Above is a GENERAL OVERVIEW and may or may not reflect specific practices, courses and/or services associated with ANY ONE particular school(s) that is or is not advertised on SchoolsGalore.com.
Copyright 2006 - All Rights Reserved
Michael Bustamante, in association with Media Positive Communications, Inc. for SchoolsGalore.com
Michael Bustamante is a staff writer for Media Positive Communications, Inc. in association with SchoolsGalore.com. Find Colleges, Universities, Vocational Schools, and Online Schools at SchoolsGalore.com; your educational resource to locate schools.
The Four C’s of Diamonds are: Cut, clarity, carat and – wait, I can’t remember the last one. Oh yeah, it’s Color! How could I have forgotten that?! Diamonds are no fun when they’re yellowish.
One disturbing thing I’ve heard about diamonds are that they are mined, cut and polished by children in horrific conditions on the African continent. If that's true then that's quite disturbing. The kids who mine them at Crater of Diamonds state park in Arkansas are mining them for fun, and many large diamonds have been found there. The most recent being on December 31st by a resident of Arkansas who found a 2.37-carat white diamond, the 4th largest diamond of the 486 diamonds found at the Park in 2006.
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Wednesday, January 17, 2007
It was the same thing when I had a urinary tract infection about 7 years ago. First of all, the pills they gave me did terrible things to me. I even backed into a concrete piling while driving my husband's truck and wrinkled the bumper. Had to miss work and cancel a house-hunting appointment too because I was in so much pain. Oh how I wish I had known about d mannose back then! It's an all-natural glyconutrient without any harmful additives. Give it a try the next time you have any issues. You'll be glad you did.
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Monday, January 15, 2007
The I in ZIP stands for Iron. Make sure you get enough Iron. Many women suffer from iron deficiencies. No wonder we have trouble growing out our fingernails and maintaining their length.
P stands for Protein and I know that's a word you're familiar with. Make sure you're getting enough of it and then watch those fingernails grow!
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Saturday, January 13, 2007
My other speaking engagement/clinic topics are:
Nail Care (Manicures and Pedicures)
Glamour Makeovers (Makeup application tips and instruction)
Sun Wellness (great for May - Nat'l Skin Cancer Awareness Month)
Friday, January 12, 2007
Jennifer Aniston's beauty secrets revealed! I'm told that on her hair, she uses SUDZZ FX Hair Treatments.
Jennifer uses SUDZZ FX Cashmere® Cleansing treatment to condition her hair. It's a gentle, non-damaging and non-stripping 100% Sulfate-Free cleansing system that's vegatable-derived.
It gently cleanses color-enhanced hair and maximizes color retention. For brittle/dry hair it's recommended that you use it daily to restore moisture balance in your hair.
Jennifer uses SUDZZ FX Aquafix to hydrate her hair, as a restorative treatment.
This is important to do, because chemical treatments, heated curlers/irons and blow dryers will all disrupt the moisture balance in your hair, resulting in unmanageable hair that is lifeless and dull.
To target and soothe, smooth and restore moisture deficiencies way down in the hair shaft, use SUDZZ FX Aquafix. It's a lightweight formula which contains honey (in a breakthrough non-sticky form) and leaves hair dazzling and completely manageable.
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A day or two later, my phone number was mistakenly given out on the air at a press conference. I went to the store for 1 hour and when I got back I had 137 voicemail messages! My phone continued to ring off the hook and through speaking with some of the callers, I was able to find out the source of the press conference. I then began work to contact them and ask them to please stop airing the press conference where the incorrect number is given out. I was also able (after a couple of days) to find out the number that they meant to give out at the press conference so I changed my voicemail message and put that number on there. I also transcribed all the messages that people left and forwarded them on to the appropriate agency. Most of the callers were medical professionals wondering how they could be of help. A few of the calls were people wanting to take in people who had been displaced by the hurricane. Of course, there were some calls from frustrated people wondering why more wasn't being done to help the victims.
Here it is, a year and a half later and I still see calls on my phone bill from the 504 area code. Once in awhile I'll see the Houston, Texas area code on there as well which makes sense, as that's where a lot of the displaced residents headed. Thank goodness the Katrina name has been retired so that name will never be used for another hurricane.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
The guys with the plan are Jean-Paul Busker and Stefan Leenen from Amsterdam (in the Netherlands) who want you to forget the six degrees of separation and concentrate on the REAL degrees.
ZOOOF has been in beta since last month and the beta stage will last until Valentine's Day. Got family secrets to hide? No problem! There's a treasure chest for safekeeping. More tools are made available to you depending on the number of counrties you unite with your family ties. Just check out these screenshots:
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Saturday, January 06, 2007
Friday, January 05, 2007
Thursday, January 04, 2007
OK, I had a bad experience with bikes when I was younger. I was going down a hill and picking up speed when suddenly the “headshake” effect kicked in and my handlebars began wobbling from side to side and went out of control. After I came to, I remember yelling at my sister to ride home and go get mom. Luckily I was riding with my sister that day! I can’t imagine what would have happened if I had been by myself.
That was years ago and water under the bridge. Speaking of bridge, I had to have some bridgework done because they were not able to reattach my teeth that were knocked out in the accident.
But enough about that, already. That bike was of poor quality and probably possessed! We ended up giving it to the neighbors and their kid crashed on it too. I now love biking again. It’s a great form of exercise and it’s a lot of fun. OK, I know it’s January and not perfect weather for bike riding. Plan your summer vacation now to help you ward off the winter chills. Or, head for the beaches where it’s warm. A perfect way to enjoy the beach is a beach cruiser blog. I, myself prefer this model, being the San Diego Charger football fan that I am. Go Bolts!
Of course, that would be the bike my husband would ride because it’s a men’s bike.
Or, since he's really into motorcycles he might prefer this version that looks like a chopper. For myself, I think I’d choose the Urban Pro Lady model. Pink is where it’s at!
Which would you choose? There are so many different models which include a nice variety of styles and colors.
Have fun cruising the beach! Don’t forget to be good to your skin - pack your lip balm and sunscreen!
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