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6 Resolutions To Treat Your Feet Better

‘Tis the time to be inundated with ads for New Year diets, health and wellness trends and exercise classes. The brains behind Baby Foot Exfoliant want to make sure that while you’re thinking about your goals and aspirations for the following year, you’re not neglecting your feet. We all use them everyday, so it’s vital to treat them every now and then. In addition to your regular skincare regimen, make it a goal this year to add your feet to the mix! Here are 6 fail-proof ways to put your best foot forward:

Moisturize
It is essential to moisturize your feet, especially during the colder months since they can easily become dry and dehydrated. Baby Foot’s Moisturizing FootMask ($15) immediately hydrates and replenishes the feet with rich, smoothing components including Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, and 14 natural extracts.

Don’t walk around barefoot
This may seem rather obvious, but walking around barefoot can lead to unwanted strains and even infections (yuck). Yes, even around your house! Opt for some slippers instead.

Bring your own instruments to the nail salon
Taking your own tools to the nail salon may seem extra, but it is SO worth avoiding an infection. Keep a kit in your car, or, have your go-to nail technician keep it for you.

Exercise
Moving around not only promotes a healthy body overall, but it is also good for your feet. Exercise allows your blood to circulate and keeps your feet strong and in shape.

Stay away from high heels
This is perhaps the least ideal recommendation on this list, but you know it’s true. Walking around in high heels almost always leads to sore, achey and blistered feet. Your feet are trying to communicate with you, so give them a break!

Get rid of dead skin cells
Your feet regenerate new skin cells constantly, meaning there is a build-up of dead ones that need to be dealt with. Use Baby Foot’s Original Foot Peel ($25) to remove unwanted dead skin from your feet. Slip the booties on for one hour while your skin absorbs its unique formula containing 16 types of natural extracts designed to exfoliate (there’s even a version for men, too). You’ll start to see your feet peeling within 3 to 7 days after your treatment, leaving your feet super smooth.

Original Baby Foot Peel

1 Hour Treatment

Lavender Scented

Fits Women size 4-13, Men size 4-12

$25.00

Baby Foot is available at Amazon, Ulta, Target and BabyFoot.com.

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Quick and Easy Meal Prep – Every Day, Holiday, or Entertaining!

Preparing a full holiday meal for all family members, that is a real headache. No matter how fun the holiday is, no one want to deal with a difficult cooking work. Moms, no worries, here comes the solution for you, make your cooking easier, tastier and fun!

You can cook all of these with Mad Dash Mixes!

With nearly one in three Americans reporting that they feel overly stressed during the holidays, adding complicated, time-consuming meal planning and preparation to the list is the last thing they want or need. Mad Dash Mixes scratches this worry from the already frenzied holiday agenda. The company’s lineup of soup, dessert, dip, meat seasoning and pasta salad mixes helps holiday hosts and hostesses whip up festive party dishes quickly and easily.

On December 21, 2017, the “New York Post” reported, “According to new research, 31 percent of Americans describe the holiday season as ‘frantic’.” Among the top five most stressful parts of the holidays is cooking, with 36 percent of respondents singling it out as a primary contributor. What’s more, “The pressure to have a ‘perfect Christmas’ also takes its toll on 41 percent of Americans, who confess to working ‘too hard’ to achieve it.” The anxiety builds throughout the month of December, but “the turning point from mild to severe stress comes on December 18.”

As the mad dash reaches its peak, Mad Dash Mixes comes to the rescue with a line of quick and easy food mix-ins. Holiday favorites like Chili, Tortilla Soup, and Cranberry Pasta Salad are all on the Mad Dash Mixes menu. Also making a return for the holidays is Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake. With a few simple ingredients, this no bake stir-in produces an impressive holiday dessert in just minutes.

For those holiday hosts and hostesses who insist on going out of their way with a traditional homecooked meal, Mad Dash Mixes’ wide variety of dip mixes keep guests’ hunger at bay while they wait. Spinach Artichoke and Zesty Crab are just two of the taste-tempting options.

Leading up to the holidays, getting a healthy meal on the table for the family can also be an issue. Mad Dash Mixes makes it doable with Fajita Seasoning, Texas BBQ and Chili. Just add grilled or ground meat and veggies, and voila: a tasty dinner option that won’t add any stress – or excessive calories. For the food sensitive, the company even offers gluten-friendly options like Cheesy Chicken Enchilada and Creamy Corn Chowder.

Mad Dash Mixes are available for purchase at vintage shows across the country, in select stores throughout the South and Midwest, and online at the company’s website.

Stressed holiday planners who want to scratch one big to-do off their overbooked list can learn more about Mad Dash Mixes’ line of quick and easy food-making options online at https://maddashmixes.com/.

About Mad Dash Mixes

A family-run food business, Mad Dash Mixes operates under the belief that homecooked meals are wonderful but the time involved in preparing them is not. To that end, the company hand-blends all its Mad Dash Mixes in a commercial kitchen in Cleburne, Texas. Mad DashMixes offers delicious packaged spice mixes that are designed to take the hard work out of family meal time. From dips to desserts to sides, soups and meat seasonings, Mad Dash Mixes are fast, easy and expectation exceeding. For more information, please visit https://maddashmixes.com/.

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Great Holiday Sweet Treats For Everyone

Holiday is a sweet season, for families, for friends, and for real sweet cookies and candies! I have some great holiday sweets ideas to tell you. You can bring these sweet treats to let every family member enjoy it together!

Chef Jack’s Kitchen featuring Skonies

It’s a cookie that thinks it’s a scone. Skonies are Chef Jack’s idea of taking \u0003 sugar cookie recipe from his cookbook, “Twist it Up”, and combining it with a traditional scone recipe. Using only wholesome and pure ingredients Skonies are bursting with the flavor and texture of a scone but with the crunch \u0003of a cookie.

Jack has always loved being in the kitchen cooking and creating new recipes. In 2016, Jack had the idea of crossing a cookie with a scone. He got so inspired He spent the next two years perfecting and developing his idea. Jack wanted the delicious taste and texture of a scone in the small bite of a cookie. The result are his deliciously unique Skonies. Baked in small batches, Skonies are made with only the highest quality, all natural ingredients. His commitment is to make tasty snacks that will inspire you to live your dreams and to believe that anything is possible.

I recommend Vanilla Bean / Cinnamon Sugar Combo 4-Pack, it’s $15.00. You can get both of Chef Jack’s flavors in one awesome box! You’ll receive two bags of each flavor, Vanilla Bean and Cinnamon Sugar. You will love it for sure – because it is super tasty, full of flavor, but not too sweet. That is the perfect sweets for me!

SmartSweets

Who doesn’t like gummy candy? Sour or sweet, but incredibly tasty, it’s easy to throw down a pack of candy in one sitting. But for those who are trying to keep sugar out of their diets, candy may be the devil. But not with SmartSweets! SmartSweets candy gives you the taste you crave, without the sugar-guilt!

Why SmartSweets Has Regular Candy Whipped:

  • Just three grams of sugar per bag – 85% less than your average candy!
  • SmartSweets #KickSugar candies include Fruity Gummy Bears, Sour Gummy Bears, Sour Blast Buddies (Vegan) and Sweet Fish (Vegan)
  • Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Allergen friendly
  • Free from artificial Anything—say goodbye to artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners
  • Free from Sugar Alcohols
  • No Artificial Anything
  • Made in the USA

Also, for those still working on last minute holiday gifts searching, check out their super cute holiday packaging—ugly Christmas sweaters filled with snowmen and Christmas trees that taste like pineapple and strawberry—it doesn’t get better tasting than that!

Find SmartSweets holiday Ugly Christmas Sweater SKUS in-stores nationwide at WholeFoods, Amazon, and all of SmartSweets Kick Sugar candy in 7,500 stores across Canada & the USA!

Allie’s GlutenFree Goodies

You should have Allie’s GlutenFree Goodies for consideration for fall baked goods round-ups.  Perfect for the any holiday get together (kids or adults) and perfect treat for anyone in your life that is Gluten Freeintolerant, Celiac Sensitive, or for that person that is on Keto, Paleo, Whole 30 or just wants to eat less wheat, dairy etc. These goodies are also perfect for a schools – safe and no stress or worries if any child is allergic.

Allie’s is a full-service bakery on Long Island that offers kosher, nut freeglutenfree, dairy-free, shellfish free, legume-free goods. Allie herself has celiac, ulcerative colitis and a ton of other stuff. And she has two kids with restrictive diets. She has met kids that never get to have cookies or cakes because of nut allergies, gluten allergies and milk allergies. Allie’s GFG is Kosher too. So she created a bakery that could help everyone, not just those with a gluten intolerance. For a complete list of all her goodies check out her website. www.alliesgfg.com or call for special orders.

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Zatik Naturals: Certified Organic Wellness Products

The new year brings health-conscious mindsets to the forefront and with it, bad habits are finally out the door. Out with the old and in with the new! Here are some wellness products from Zatik Naturals that you can get behind in 2019 that will have you feeling and looking good. The company commits itself to usinghigh-quality, organic products that are sustainably sourced.

Consumers are demanding products that are safe but most importantly, they want those products to give them results. People lost trust in organic brands due to lack of effectiveness. Women are sadly forced to buy non-organicskincare products simply due to lack of results. Zatik is changing that. No more synthetic ingredients to see results!

Zatik uses ultra concentrated extracts and raw oils. Each bottle in its entirety is filled with blends of goodness, not fillers. They’ve been consistently raved about by their customers on the effectiveness of the products. They use their own patented certified organic base and preservation system that is derived from MCT coconut oil.

Here are even more reasons you and your family will love Zatik:

Transparency: Zatik is a transparent brand. They educate customers with correct information without any marketing gimmick. Their sources are verified and documentation is requested on all ingredients to ensure the validity and quality of the raw material.

Vegan and cruelty-free: Zatik is a certified cruelty-free line. No product has been tested on animals.

Free from Synthetics: Zatik’s formulas are free from GMO, soy, gluten, alcohol, or any synthetic ingredients. What you put on your skin should be just as important as the food. Your skin absorbs 60% of what you put on in 26 seconds.

Eco-friendly: The labels are printed on recycled paper using soy inks.

  • For your skin: Try one of Zatik’s facial products: Gratitude Face Serum, Glow Moisture Cream, Relieve Eye Serum, Clarity Cleanser, Peace Toner or Harmony Moisturizer. They’re alcohol free, biodegradable, certified organic, gluten free, non GMO, PH balanced, soy free and vegan.

  • For your body: Zatik’s Odor Defense Roll on Deodorant neutralizes and fights bacteria in a natural way to prevent unwanted body odor. It’s also safe to use during pregnancy. To leave your overall skin feeling healthy, Zatik’s Healthy Glow, Gentle & Extra Hydrating, and Soothe and Calm Soaps are hand-crafted cold processed soaps where part of the oil blend isn’t converted into soap.

  • For your hair: Zatik’s line of shampoos and conditioners help you achieve your hair goals whether you need softening, calming, deep moisturizing or refreshing. They’re free from sulfates, EDTA, PEG, parabens, fragrances, phthalates and mineral oil.

  • For your total health: For an antioxidant boost, try Zatik’s Black Seed Oil supplements and liquids or the Turmeric Supercritical Liquid. All are certified organic.

Products recommend for your christmas gift list:

Black Seed Oil and Odor Defense Roll on Deodorant.

Don’t just make a promise to better health and wellness this year, keep it with the products you use every day. Zatik Naturals’ formulas are free from synthetics, vegan and cruelty-free. It also prides itself on the transparency of its products with no gimmicky claims or mystery ingredients. Live by the Zatik Naturals mantra in 2019, “When you feel good, you look good.”

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The Holiday Bokksu! “Snow Festival” Featuring Hokkaido Delicacies

When you see Bokksu in the title, I believe you don’t feel strange of this name. I wrote an article in the summer to talk about this amazing real Japanese snack subscription. The first time I opened the box of Bokksu, I was totally amazed by how many snacks they have, and all of them come from Japan! As a girl who grows up in east Asia, Japanese snacks are always my forever favorite snacks.

Now the holiday is coming, let us see what do they have to this special occasion. As you know, Bokksu invites curious individuals to explore Japanese Culture through snacks. The only gourmet snack boxed sourced and curated directly from Japan, friends and families love gathering around their Bokksu every month and trying the unique flavors of these premium Japanese snacks.

Bokksu Holiday Offerings

The Limited Edition Bokksu x Bento&Co. with a collectible Bento box – $79
The Classic Bokksu – $39 (less with subscription)
Tasting Bokksu – $25 (less with subscription)
Milk Mochi
Theme: Snow Festival – Featuring the Snacks of Hokkaido 
Immerse yourself into a winter wonderland of delicious flavors with the Holiday themed Bokksu featuring Hokkaido delicacies. The Holiday Bokksu is the first to feature a pristine white and gold box, with limited edition gourmet Bento boxes available. Hokkaido, due to its unique climate and agricultural focus, is renowned for its wide variety of gourmet cuisines and artisanal delicacies. 
Hokkaido is a veritable foodie paradise! 
Mimosa of Snow White Chocolate and Cheddar Snack
White Chocolate infused Organic Qua Strawberry – available in the US only through Bokksu
Potato Butter Rice Crackers
Hoshino Hojicha
The December Bokksu features innovative new snacks including the Mimosa of Snow White Chocolate and Cheddar Cheese bars, alongside all-star favorite Bokksu classics such as the White Strawberry, a delectable organic strawberry which has been carefully preserved with and infused with White Chocolate for a delicately tart and sweet confection unlike anything you have tasted. Delicate melt in your mouth savory snacks include the Milk Mochi and the Potato Butter Rice Crackers. The Holiday Bokksu also includes their brand new private label Mikon Orange Candy and a warming Hojicha Green Tea Latte pairing from gourmet maker Hoshino. 
This is my box!
So excited to see all these lovely snacks, everyone looks cute and delicious. But I am going to bring them to parent’s place to share this with my family at Christmas. Of course I will wrap it up, letting the kids open it. I already can imagine how happy the kids will be to see these unique snacks from Japan! This is a great Christmas gift idea for your family as well, because who doesn’t love beautiful snacks?
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MEN’S SKINCARE LINE FROM RYAN SEACREST & DR. LANCER NOW ON AMAZON

Ladies, when you are taking care of your skin in the winter, don’t forget to have something for him. Especially the holiday is coming, we should prepare him a good gift, which he needs and likes for sure. Here is a recommendation for you. I will wrap it up for a lovely holiday gift.

It is POLISHED by Dr. LancerTM, the direct-to-consumer men’s skincare line from creative entrepreneur Ryan Seacrest and world renowned dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer, is available now on Amazon.com through Amazon Launchpad, a program that will distribute POLISHED by Dr. Lancer™ to Amazon customers nationwide.

“We brought POLISHED by Dr. Lancer™ to market so that men everywhere could experience a little bit of Dr. Lancer’s skincare genius for themselves,” said Seacrest. “Our new relationship with Amazon marks an important milestone for the brand and will provide easy access to this great product.” POLISHED by Dr. Lancer™, which soft-launched in 2017 exclusively at polishedbydrlancer.com, is a grooming brand dedicated to helping men live better lives through quality skin care. Built upon the unrivaled dermatological expertise of Dr. Harold Lancer, POLISHED by Dr. Lancer™ gives men both results and value in their skincare through its simple, direct routine and products.

“Despite his busy schedule, Ryan’s skin always looks flawless,” says Dr. Lancer.  “He knows the power of confidence that comes from looking and feeling your best.  With POLISHED by Dr. Lancer™, we’re able to give men all around the country that same confidence, by offering results-driven skincare products at a value.”

The current product roster includes:

  • Daily Micro-Scrub (4.5 fl. oz; $35)
  • Dual Cleanse & Shave (4.5 fl. oz; $20)
  • Oil-Free Moisturizer SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen (2.5 fl. oz; $35)
  • Anti-aging Serum (1.0 fl. oz; $55)
  • Daily Lip Care SPF 15 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen (0.1 oz; $10)
  • Four-Piece Travel Kit ($48)

POLISHED by Dr. Lancer™ products are powered by a uniquely-formulated Men’s Power Complex: a proprietary blend of five ingredients designed to help boost natural defenses against pollution and environmental stress while helping to reduce redness and irritation.

For more information on POLISHED by Dr. Lancer™, please visit www.polishedbydrlancer.com.  To shop for POLISHED by Dr. Lancer™  in the Amazon Launchpad store, click here.

About POLISHED, LLC:

POLISHED by Dr. LancerTM is a men’s grooming brand dedicated to helping men live better lives through quality skin care designed by men with high standards for men with high standards. POLISHED began when two friends, renowned Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer and long-time patient, creative entrepreneur and popular TV/radio host and producer Ryan Seacrest decided to bring to market a high-quality men’s skincare product line, that delivered both results and value. There’s nothing standard about POLISHED; for more information and introductory offers, visit www.polishedbydrlancer.com or follow us on @PolishedforMen on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

About Dr. Harold Lancer:

Originally from Montreal, Québec Canada, Dr. Lancer spent his youth in Connecticut. He completed his undergraduate pre-medical studies at Brandeis University in Boston, Massachusetts and went on to receive his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Lancer completed his residency at Harvard Medical School, a plastic surgery training program at the Tel Hashomer Hospital in Tel Aviv and on-going graduate experience in London at St. John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin. He returned to Southern California where he received his board certification in Dermatology in 1983 and began his Beverly Hills practice.

Today, he keeps an active global patient base of over 30,000 people, including some of the world’s most beautiful and recognizable faces, all of whom trust in his expertise, cutting edge technology, and his efficacious product lines, Lancer Skincare and POLISHED by Dr. Lancer™.

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