Posts Written On January 2017

Calm Down with These Five-Minute Relaxation Tips

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Your dog has just chewed your new shoes, your baby is crying, and you have a work deadline looming. It would be all too easy to shrink back and let the stress of the moment take you, but there is another way. Instead of letting the stress take you, you could tray one of the following five-minute relaxation tips. It might just transform your life.

 

Enjoy a Square of Chocolate

 

Eating just a single square of your favorite dark chocolate can regulate your cortisol levels, thus helping you to calm down from any stressful situation. It can also help to stabilize your blood sugar levels so that you don’t dip too low – something which can also cause stress.

 

Pour a Cup of (Green) Tea

 

The simple ritual of drinking a soothing cup of tea can be enough to calm you down in itself, but if you switch your usual cuppa with a good quality green tea, you will find that you’re soon feeling calmer than ever, thanks to the anger relieving L-Theanine – an ingredient found in green tea.

 

Meditate

 

You would not believe some of the benefits of meditation! When practiced regularly, it can help to protect against Alzheimer’s relieve social anxiety and depression and aid in concentration. But, did you know that just five minutes of meditation is all you need to reduce stress and calm down when you are feeling overwhelmed. Obviously, the more you meditate, the less flustered you will be, put if you need a quick boost, closing your eyes and relaxing on your breathing for a few moments can work wonders!

 

Chew Gum

 

It might sound strange, but the act of chewing a stick of gum can lower cortisol levels and reduce the symptoms of anxiety. So, it might be a good idea to stock up on your favorite gum and ensure you always have a stick or two of your for those emergency meltdown situations.

 

Breathe

 

One of the simplest things you can do to calm yourself down is to take a few deep breaths. Just five minutes of deep breathing could help to lower your heart rate and your blood pressure and leave you feeling cool, calm and collected once more.

 

Count Down From 100

 

The (minimal) mental effort that it takes to count backwards from 100 can be enough to silence your negative thoughts and stops stress in its tracks.  Try it; we bet you’ll find that its harder to worry when you’re counting that you think!

 

Use Essential Oils

 

Essential oils like lavender rose and bergamot can help to clear your head and calm you down when things get too much for you. Simply take a whiff directly from the bottle, or burn with some water in an oil burner for a longer-lasting effect.

 

Although these tips will undoubtedly help you to destress, nothing beats a streamlined schedule, with plenty of breaks to keep you feeling calm. So, if you can swing it, try to design your own stress-beating schedule for the most mental benefit.

 

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Spring Cleaning Now a Cinch with Bump It Off

I wanted to introduce you to a powerful little gadget—BUMP IT OFF!

This silicone sleeve cleans virtually anything in your house—from laundry stains to removing pet hair to exfoliating your skin! Read on to learn more about BUMP IT OFF!

Make spring cleaning much easier with BUMP IT OFF by Goddess of Gadgets. A reusable silicone sleeve, BUMP IT OFF makes many household tasks more efficient and effective. Eco-friendly and versatile, BUMP IT OFF is a powerful tool with its endless cleaning applications.

BUMP IT OFF features gentle bristles on one side and smooth bumps on the other, taking on any house chore thrown its way. It fits comfortably in your hand in multiple positions, letting you focus the scrubbing power in your palm or fingertips. BUMP IT OFF is the first product to receive four Family Choice Awards in the same year and is a household rock star that makes the perfect addition to your house cleaning schedule.

The powerful BUMP IT OFF has many cleaning uses around the home:

  • Loosen and lift stubborn stains from clothes and upholstery
  • BUMP IT OFF no longer lets you track dirt in the house—wipe your shoes clean—works on all types, from suedes to woven fabrics and even on the soles of the shoes
  • Clean fruits and vegetables—it’s gentle enough while still getting dirt off
  • Use as a grooming tool for your pet and they’ll love the massage
  • Use in the shower to exfoliate, massage and refresh your skin
  • Get rid of dirt, grime and bacteria on makeup brushes

BUMP IT OFF is easy to clean – it can go in the top rack of the dishwasher to be sanitized and used over and over! Don’t waste money on cheap, low-quality brushes and sponges, this well-designed product can last a lifetime. BUMP IT OFF is available in Blue, Green, Orange and Purple.

Arm yourself with the BUMP IT Offthe best spring cleaning tool on the market.

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WINTER SKIN RELIEF – CeraVe Healing Ointment

Dry skin bothers me and my boyfriend so much in the winter. I am thinking about some solutions to make it better. My friends recommend this ointment to me and I got one for my boyfriend, he loves it so much. He told me his mother had CeraVe for him when he grew up. That is so sweet!

Here I introduce it to you, can be a perfect gift for the people you love who has dry skin.

CeraVe Healing Ointment is the first and only ointment that combines a non-greasy feel with skin identical ceramides. The formula is hypo-allergenic, non-comedogenic and lanolin-free. It helps protect, soothe and relieve extremely dry chapped and chafed skin. Developed with some of the country’s leading dermatologists over a three year period, CeraVe Healing Ointment provides intense, long-lasting moisturization and earned the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance. Petrolatum, the active ingredient in healing ointments comprises 46.5% of the formula, compared to the leading brand that contains 41%.

Unlike the leading brand, CeraVe Healing Ointment has been accepted by the National Eczema Association, contains dimethicone and does not contain lanolin. It features a unique blend of mineral waxes such as ozokerite and paraffin, along with dimethicone, and hyaluronic acid. It is designed to  deliver lightweight results because its formula has been carefully deigned to produce a favorable tactile feel without leaving behind a tacky residue.

Designed for all skin type and use on face and body, this multipurpose ointment has been awarded the NEA Seal. It can be applied to skin to:

  • Help Relieve: Crack or chafed skin, dry hands, feet and cuticles
  • Protect: minor cuts, scrapes and burns
  • Moisturize and smooth: the delicate area around the eyes

 

Retail price:

$19.99 USD (12.0 oz. jar)

$14.99 USD (5.0 oz. tube)

$9.99 USD (3.0 oz. tube)

$3.99 USD (0.35 oz. tube)

$6.99 USD (2 pack: 0.35 oz. tube)

Available at Walgreens, CVS, Walmart and Target in January 2016

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PlayMonster To Empower A Generation of Boys with Wonder Crew Buddies Hitting Shelves January 2017

PLAYMONSTER TO EMPOWER A GENERATION OF BOYS WITH WONDER CREW BUDDIES

Company to Launch Line of Buddies that Inspires Boys to

— Go Anywhere, Be Anything —

It is great that your boy can have a little companion when he is growing up. I really wonder why boy cannot play dolls because it is true that I did not see a lot of doll toys in the market for boys. But as we know how important it is for boys to know how to express their emotions and feelings. Sometimes, parents love buying the boys car toys, machine toys, some stuffs seem more kind like a man. I think it is the time to let parents know what else they should get for boys. It is Wonder Crew Buddies.

I have one for my nephew. Yes he is Asian, so I choose this Asian one for him. Of course, there have other three choices.

They are Superhero Will, Superhero Eric, Superhero James and Superhero Marco!

It is so sweet to let your boys, nephews or little brothers feel they are the bigger version of these superheroes! Let them know that they also have the right to express feelings no matter boys or girls.

Wonder Crew Buddies are from PlayMonster LLC , which is designed to empower boys to connect, nurture and build empathy through friendship, imagination and adventure. Wonder Crew is turning the table on the conversation about gender stereotypes and toys, which has largely been focused on presenting more options for girls to play. Combining the adventure of an action figure with the emotional connection of a stuffed animal, the 15″ Wonder Crew buddies have coordinated role play accessories for their kid owners.

“We are thrilled to bring Wonder Crew into the PlayMonster portfolio,” said Bob Wann, Chief PlayMonster of PlayMonster LLC. “We know from consumer research that boys ages 2 – 5 are already playing with dolls, yet there is a distinct hole in the marketplace for them. We believe it’s the perfect time to introduce this important toy line to mass market as big retailers and our industry are together breaking down gender stereotypes to help boys develop their emotional maturity including compassion and kindness.

As a result of PlayMonster’s commitment to Wonder Crew, the line will hit retail shelves early 2017.  Wonder Crew, targeted to boys ages 2 – 5, includes four buddies of different races each wearing Superhero gear, and packaged complete with a matching cape and mask for the child. Adventure Packs in the themes of builder, explorer and snuggler (for bedtime) will be sold separately and also come with matching gear for the child.

About PlayMonster LLC

Beloit, WI-based PlayMonster is a toy and game company that believes in the power of play to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Delivering great play value by designing, manufacturing and marketing quality products like the award-winning The Game of THINGS…®, 5 Second Rule®, Mirari®, Stinky Pig™, Yeti in my Spaghetti®, Farkle, Chrono Bomb®, OK to Wake!®, Lauri®, Stratego®, Roominate™, My Fairy Garden™ and Wooly Willy® is how PlayMonster helps keep play alive for all ages.

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Hair Launch – BioSilk’s 1st Blow Dryer & Iron Line

6 new tools combining the power of ceramic & titanium for optimal heat and sleek styling

Farouk Systems Inc. integrates the dynamic elements of ceramic and titanium in its highly anticipated, deluxe tool line launch, BioSilk Professional Tools. This durable line includes 6 offerings and a newly branded BioSilk Hot Thermal Protectant Mist. Now available:

These lightweight tools bear maximum heat to enhance styling efficiency, producing salon quality results. Each styling tool is equipped with titanium, a premium heat conductor that possesses immense strength, enabling lightweight tools to withstand increasingly high levels of heat. Due to its resistance to corrosion and immeasurable strength-to-density ratio, titanium plates and barrels heat instantaneously, allowing for faster styling. Additionally, titanium seals the cuticle, locking out humidity and producing resilient shine.

 

 

PLUS:

BioSilk Hot Thermal Protectant Mist – $18

BioSilk Hot Thermal Protectant Mist offers complete heat protection. Its advanced formula utilizes silk and other protecting ingredients to help shield hair from thermal damage caused by the hottest flat and curling irons, while giving long-lasting styling results with ultimate shine.

To view the Biosilk Tool video, visit: https://youtu.be/gyjPYB3aszk

Where to buy:  www.loxabeauty.com 

 

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NEW From Beauty 360: K-Beauty Inspired Skincare

The NEW, advanced skincare solutions from BEAUTY 360, inspired by Korean trends, which is a new collection of innovative masks for face, eyes, and neck balance intelligence with indulgence to provide healthy, radiant skin. The line is comprised of 14 travel-friendly masks that moisturize, firm, rejuvenate, detoxify your skin with key ingredients such as 24K Gold, Pumpkin Extract, Rose Water, Charcoal, Green Tea, and Tomato, Lemon and Broccoli Extract.

An essential addition to your on-the-go beauty regimen, this line is available now exclusively at CVS pharmacy stores and online at www.CVS.com.

Below are some popular selections from the line, and also those are my favorites. That is the reason how I can survive to have a perfect skin even in these dry weather days.

 

 

2-Step CO2 & Niacinimide Brightening Face Mask & Spot Clear Patches ($6.99)

A two-in-one treatment that targets the early signs of aging – discolorations and dark spots – the 2-Step CO2 & Niacinimide Brightening Face Mask & Spot Clear Patches work to improve and brighten overall skin tone in the comforts of home.

 

 

24K Gold Hydrogel Brightening Eye Masks ($5.99)

Enriched with gold, known to purify skin and restore brightness, the 24K Gold Hydrogel Brightening Eye Masks nourish skin. Nutrient-rich, skin-toning Lemongrass Extract helps achieve bright-looking eyes.

 

 

 

24K Gold Hydrogel Intense Brightening Face Mask ($7.99)

Enriched with gold, the 24K Gold Hydrogel Intense Brightening Face Mask improves complexion for a brighter, youthful appearance.

 

 

Rose & Pearl Brightening Multi-Use Face Mask Pods ($5.99)

For a quick all-over glow, the re-sealable, multi-use Rose & Pearl Brightening Multi-Use Face Mask Pods are infused with Pearl Extract, known to help tone and rejuvenate the complexion, and Rose Water, rich in antioxidants and known for its moisturizing properties.

 

 

Charcoal Hydrogel Soothing Eye Masks ($5.99)

To detoxify the delicate skin around the eyes, the calming and moisturizing Charcoal Hydrogel Soothing Eye Masks are infused with Charcoal Powder, known for its detoxifying and skin softening abilities.

 

 

Brown Sugar & Pumpkin Detoxifying Multi-Use Face Mask Pods ($5.99)

So good you could almost eat, the Brown Sugar & Pumpkin Detoxifying Multi-Use Face Mask Pods offer exfoliating and brightening benefits. Infused with brown sugar and pumpkin rich in enzymes, AHAs and Vitamins A & C, the mask leaves skin feeling clean and fresh after use.

 

Enzyme Powder Purifying Facial Cleansing Treatments ($5.99)

Designed to exfoliate dead skin cells and sebum, the Enzyme Powder Purifying Facial Cleansing Treatments are specially formulated to achieve a clean, glowing complexion without harsh abrasives. The water-activated enzyme powder treatment, in unique single-use pods, gently polishes and smooths skin, while soothing and moisturizing with Tomato, Lemon and Broccoli Extract.

Green Tea & Apricot Soothing Multi-Use Face Mask Pods ($5.99)

For a facial at home or on-the-go, the Soothing Multi-Use Face Mask is infused with two good-for-you ingredients: antioxidant Green Tea and gentle, exfoliating Apricot kernels. Within 10 minutes, the mask, which comes in two mini re-sealable pods, helps leave your complexion soothed, exfoliated and refreshed.

 

Hyaluronic Activated Cooling Eye Tissue Mask ($5.99)

For tired, puffy eyes, the convenient Hyaluronic Activated Cooling Eye Tissue Mask can quickly refresh skin at home or on-the-go. The user-activated tissue mask combines a Hyaluronic Acid cooling liquid with a compressed pad before applying. After a few minutes, Hyaluronic Acid, known to help skin retain moisture, will leave the delicate eye area feeling cool and refreshed.

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