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The Best Yoga Mat for Art Lovers

Yoga mats are always one of the best holiday gift choices because people love receiving the gifts to encourage them to be more active and healthier in the new year. There are a tons of yoga mats in the market, but most of them can’t last so long. A good quality yoga mat can make you feel like doing yoga more often because you will just enjoy to be on that comfortable mat. Although comfortable and good quality are most important, it would be more awesome if the yoga mats look artistic and beautiful.

Scoria mats are the yoga mats that combine the good quality with artistic designs perfectly. The mats are rolled up in a recycled box without the use of plastics and comes with a strap. The only item right now with plastic packaging is their yoga wheel’s box as it can be easily scratched and they are currently looking for alternatives.

Artistic cork yoga mats and props that are as functional as they are cool to look at. These products are made from sustainably harvested cork. The eco-friendly design works for hot yoga, gentle yoga, meditation, and stretching. Scoria World is a proud partner of Feeding Children Everywhere, which serves plant-based, nutritious meals to children in need.

It’s more than giving food, it’s allowing children to thrive in their environment, stay creative, be able to continue their education and live a full healthy life. In partnership of the giving partner, Feeding Children Everywhere, meals are distributed globally in the most needed communities.

Don’t fret the sweat, embrace it. The Scoria Cork mat delivers supreme traction when sweating with no slip.

Each mat FEATURES

  • Comes with Scoria’s mat carry strap
  • Backed by natural tree rubber unlike other mats with synthetic TPE/PVC
  • ultra-grip with sweat, lose the towel
  • naturally anti-microbial cork surface eliminating odor
  • sustainably harvested
  • perfect for hot yoga, gentle yoga, meditation, stretching
  • for a non-toxic home or practice
  • Spray with water to activate sweat-grip in cold practices until body is warm.
  • Backed by a 1 Year Limited Warranty ~ find details here
  • Every mat sold = 10 meals donated to those in need

Scoria believes that reconnecting with lost creativity enhances the mental and physical well-being. Scoria also believes that creativity must be embraced with kindness. Scoria creates products that encourage a youthful mindset such as playfulness, imagination, and story-telling. So, let’s rediscover who we were before the world told us who to be.  #SparktheChildWithin

Scoria’s cork mats are the world’s ever cork yoga mats for kids. A non-toxic environment for our children can make a big difference! So, Scoria bringS them a 100% natural play and yoga mat. Scoria kids mats are 13″ shorter than the standard adult cork mats, and 1″ less wide.

I know how hard it can be to fit yoga into a busy schedule, even though we know we should share more time with this great practice. We can all agree that going to the studio is very relaxing and a great experience, especially if you’re a beginner, but there are some great videos and instructors on Youtube that offer yoga for free! This allows you to do it on your own schedule, on your own time, at the pace you want, and… you can even do it in your PJs! Let’s just take it easy to gain a better and healthier lifestyle, from having a nice and artistic Scoria yoga mat.

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How to Avoid Foggy Eyeglasses When Wearing a Face Mask?

Eyeglasses are fashion for some and a necessity for others. Either way, many of us have come to terms with eyeglasses being a part of our lives. Everything was fine, until masks happened.

Now you have to make sure there are two items on your face that work together and do not cause hindrances while you go about your daily routine. But we all know that does not quite happen right. Why? Because of fogginess. The frustration from wiping the eyeglasses over and over gets to your head, like it or not. It’s even more infuriating for those who wear prescription eyeglasses since they cannot just take them off and continue without them. 

Why do the eyeglasses fog?

When you exhale, you let out warm air. This air, being trapped by the mask, has only one way to leave- up. So it rises up and when it reaches the cool surface of eyeglasses, it condenses there. You might have experienced this even without masks when you entered a warm building, coming from a colder outer environment. That change makes your eyeglasses fog up the same way.

Now that we know why it happens, we should also know how to avoid it.

How to avoid foggy eyeglasses?

Here is a list of a few things that you can do to make sure that you don’t have to worry about foggy glasses ruining your day:

  1. Proper fit for masks

First and foremost, make sure you have the right mask. Not everyone has the same standard face. Depending upon your face shape, the mask that fits right on it should be selected. This way you won’t have to fight the steam effect every now and then. With the right sized mask, you can place your eyeglasses over its top and firmly secure the top of the mask. This way the warm air you exhale will not be able to leave from the top and won’t reach your eyeglasses.

There are a few ways to help you out with the selection of the right mask. You can either get the ones that come with nose bridges or those that fit your face shape. If you decide to make one for yourself, you can use twist ties or sewing pipe cleaners to make the top of the mask. This way the mask will mold when sitting on your nose.

  1. More air circulation room

Instead of how you wear your glasses usually – firmly sitting on your nose – try to push them a bit forward when you have to wear them with a mask. This way air has more room for circulation within the mask and it doesn’t fog up when you breathe. This allows you to have a fog free experience even with the mask on.

It is essential for your glasses to be of the perfect fit so that when you wear them a bit loosely, they don’t become another annoyance.

  1. Soap and water

This idea originally circulated on the internet where people would use soapy water to clean their glasses and let it dry. It would be better to talk about the special coatings on your lenses, if you have any, with your optician before you put this method to test. Soapy water may cause damage to certain coatings.

The basic concept of this trick is that the soapy layer on your glasses acts like a barrier to fog and does not allow it to form. For this method to work, it is essential that after you shake of the excess soapy water, you don’t wipe it clean like you normally clean your glasses. The best option is to air dry or gently wipe with a soft cloth so that the soapy layer does not come off when wiping.

  1. Taping it down

If you are more of the ‘anything’s fine’ person, you can just go with the simplest solution for it. Tape the top of the mask to your cheekbone and nose, and go by your day. You can use medical tape or sports tape for this but beware not to use anything like duct tape or any other tape that can affect your skin adversely.

  1. Anti-fog lens coating

There are glasses available that come with permanent anti-fog coatings. If you can’t or don’t want to go through the above mentioned hassles every day, then the perfect solution for you would be to get special coatings. These coatings are not only helpful with masks but also in all other situations that can cause your eyeglasses to fog up. These situations can include getting into a warm car from the chilling weather outside, during sports like skiing, tennis, running, or any other activity that makes you hot and perspire.

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Desert Harvest – Trusted by customers & healthcare providers for over 28 years!

It is always important to use some products that we fully trusted, especially for skin cares and hair cares. I think time gives a brand the best test, just like our blog! We have been blogging over 12 years. Time flies and changes, but we are still the same, working hard to introduce our audiences the best and fun products, give the real reviews and encourage every reader a positive and happy life.

As a wellness brand, Desert Harvest has helped to meet the overall health needs of the Interstitial Cystitis – Bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS) community with their nutritional supplements and all-natural skin care since 1993. All their products are paraben-free, non-GMO, Kosher certified, have no fillers, artificial ingredients, or artificial preservatives. Today Desert Harvest continues to persevere with their goals in meeting the health needs of the under-served and under-recognized through product innovation, research and education.

Desert Harvest Super-Strength Aloe Vera Capsules have been shown in studies to effectively reduce up to 92% of bladder pain, urinary frequency, urgency and urethral burning that are a part of many pelvic pain and bladder disorders, such as Interstitial Cystitis (IC) – Bladder Pain Syndrome (BPS); sometimes referred to as non-bacterial prostatitis in men and chronic pelvic pain in women.

All Desert Harvest Aloe Vera products are formulated specifically to maximize the benefits of the entire Aloe leaf by capturing the plant’s fullest potential. Since Desert Harvest products are developed for the IC/BPS community, they will not aggravate the bladder, digestive, or urinary tract and are safe and effective for everyone. Desert Harvest provides affordable, quality products that are available over-the-counter without a prescription

Acne gel 4oz

Made with 80% pure aloe vera concentrate and is formulated to relieve the pain, redness and inflammation of minor skin irritations and acne while helping to prevent scarring and discoloration. Can be used on the entire body.

Rosacea Gel

80% aloe vera concentrate. Relieves the inflammation, redness, flushing, stinging and breakouts that accompany rosacea.

Alove Vera Gele

Penetrates deep into the dermis to help improve the skin’s natural firmness, keeps the skin hydrated and contains anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral compounds that help prevent wound infections and stimulates collagen synthesis and skin regeneration.

Hand Sanitizer

Made with 70& ethyl alcohol and 25% aloe vera that kills 99.99% of germs and bacteria while also keeping your skin hydrated, thanks to the moisturizing effects of the aloe vera.

Aloe Herbal Hair shampoo & conditioner

This gentle, 100% natural shampoo/shower gel is rich in Aloe Vera, herbs, and essential fatty acids, which help remove dulling, yellow residue from hair to reveal natural shine. It gently cleanses hair, scalp and skin, leaving it silky clean, soft, and beautiful. Gentle enough for permed or color-treated hair. Safe enough for the most sensitive skin.

By combining beneficial levels of certified organic Aloe Vera with vitamins, herbs, and essential oils, Desert Harvest conditioner transforms dry, damaged, over-treated hair in just minutes. This chemical-free, daily conditioner moisturizes and nourishes hair, leaving it soft and manageable.

Aloe vera is moisturizing, healing and protecting to both body and hair and can reduce flaky, itchy scalp and reduce dandruff. It also helps reduce sebum/oil on the scalp. Excess sebum can mix with dirt and debris leading to blocked pores and impede hair growth.

Aloe vera contains powerful antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that increase blood circulation and stimulate hair follicles to produce new hair growth that is healthy and strong. In Ayurveda, aloe vera is said to be an important remedy for baldness and thinning hair.

Moisturizing and conditioning, aloe vera helps to tame frizz and adds luster and manageability to hair, can help calm and prevent dandruff, scalp irritations, eczema and psoriasis.

  • No artificial ingredients or artificial fragrance.
  • No animal testing.
  • Contains no parabens, chemical additives, or synthetic preservatives.

Commitment by Desert Harvest:

Desert Harvest is committed to bringing the highest quality, scientifically studied, all-natural supplements and skincare to individuals all over the world. Quality, efficacy, accessibility, and affordability are at the core of their products. Science, education, support, and compassion are at the forefront of their customer care, marketing, and sales. Desert Harvest’s Customer Care Team is available to answer your questions and help you with your order by calling 800-222-3901 or emailing support@desertharvest.com. Desert Harvest is committed to your health and wellness.

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Americans crave a taste of Britain as US tea and candy orders soar under lockdown and travel restrictions

British tea, cookies, chocolate bars and candy have topped a shopping list of food and drinks that Americans customers can’t live without during the pandemic, with millions of dollars of orders flooding a UK website.

Ever since many US States locked down in March, the BritishCornerShop.com website, that ships UK treats to customers all over the world, has been inundated with orders from the USA where demand for UK drinks and confectionary has risen dramatically.

The company is reporting record sales over the past six months as American nationals and British expats who have made their home in the States stock up on tea and biscuits to see them through lockdown. Sales of tea, biscuits and confectionery are filling care packages the UK-based website as favorite British brands such as Yorkshire Tea, McVities, Cadbury, Crawfords and PG Tips have all seen sales sky-rocket.

Almost 700,000 Brits currently live in the USA and bosses at the online business, which launched in 1999, estimates it sells its goods to a customer base comprising 75% expats and 25% US nationals who love British foods. The website offers over 12,000 British food and drink products from much-loved UK brands and products ranging from Ambrosia custard and Warburtons crumpets to Branston pickle and Heinz baked beans.

Sales of the most popular item – the ‘Brit Kit’ favorite British ‘biscuits’ collection are up a staggering 1,840%.  The heart-warming collection of cookies (known in the UK as biscuits) weighs in at almost 4 pounds, and contains brands such as McVitie’s Ginger Nuts, Rich Tea, Chocolate Digestives and Hobnobs, and Crawford’s Custard Creams and Bourbon Creams.

The Top 5 tea sales to the USA are:

  1. Yorkshire Tea Bags – 926% increase
  2. Yorkshire Gold Tea Bags -598% increase
  3. PG Tips Tea Bags – 367% increase
  4. Yorkshire Tea Biscuit Brew 40 Pack – 350% increase
  5. Tetley Tea Bags – 311% increase

Top 5 British biscuits in the USA:

  1. McVities Milk Chocolate Digestives – 332% increase
  2. McVities Digestives – up 324%
  3. McVities Ginger Nuts – 214% increase
  4. Crawford’s Bourbon Creams – up 165%
  5. Crawford’s Custard Creams – 120% increase

Peter Howarth, marketing director at British Corner Shop commented: “The demand we’ve experienced from America this year has been unprecedented meaning we’ve had to work around the clock to fulfil the influx of orders. Lockdown has prompted a huge surge in sales as many Americans haven’t been able to travel to the UK and stock up on their favorites or have visitors bring them over in person as would usually be the case.

“Demand shows no sign of easing as we are increasingly selling more produce to American citizens who have developed a real sweet spot for traditional British goodies. There’s no doubt that this year Americans and British expats have been craving their favorite British treats with tea, biscuits and chocolate bars the most sought-after items,” he added.

The Bristol, UK-based business specializes in hamper style ‘Brit kits’ – bumper packs of British brands which offer shoppers a comforting and familiar taste of home.  Total Brit Kit sales have leapt by a total of 800% indicating that a growing number of Americans are developing a taste for British brands together with many expats who are missing home more than ever in 2020.

Demand from those with a real sweet tooth have led to a 1,685% jump in sales of the Haribo sweets, many not available in the US Sales of so-called ‘retro sweets’ are also up 1,664% with a nostalgic variety of Swizzels Matlow, Barratt Candyland, Maynards and Chewits confectionery that were staples in the 1970s and 1980s in the UK. Visit www.BritishCornerShop.com to see the full range of items available.

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JOICO K-PAK, MEET YOUR DAMAGED-HAIR HERO

Dealing with the hair problem is a forever tough mission, well, I mean it is tough but it is important too. Our everyday’s looks are always not only about outfits, but also about the hairstyles. I remember the days joining the New York Fashion Week, Heydoyou had been invited for backstage coverage a lot. The work for makeup and hairstyle is very crucial for a fashion line. How to protect your hair at home, since we can’t go to salon daily, but taking care of the hair should be a daily work.

Illustration by Lulu (@qululululu)

Let me introduce JOICE’s K-PAK, which is powerful reconstructive technology in a home care line, designed to help repair and strengthen hair precisely where—and when—it needs it.

Think your mane is a lost cause? Meet JOICE’s K-PAK, the damaged-hair hero. Powered by Joico’s SmartRelease liposome technology that swoops in torepair, strengthen, and protect hair precisely where it needs it, JOICE’s iconic K-PAK collection helps repair years of visible damage and fight future breakage at the same time. With just one use, distressed tresses are rescued and restored to their shining,healthy-looking glory.

K-PAK RECONSTRUCTING SHAMPOO TO REPAIR DAMAGED HAIR

Lather in lustrous, more resilient hair. Formulated with damage-seeking Keratin and protective Guajava Fruit Extract, this gentle shampoo helps fortify weak strands and (bonus!) prevent future damage. Unlike traditional shampoos that can strip away what little joi remains, this power-packed formula gives and gives—instantly improving elasticity, strength, and shine.

K-PAK RECONSTRUCTING CONDITIONER TO REPAIR DAMAGED HAIR

On a mission to repair hair that’s seen one too many blowouts and color changes? This restorative daily conditioner zeroes in on damage and dryness with laser-like precision, instantly replenishingshine, strength, and manageability where strands need it most. With just one use, this high-powered conditioner helps rebuild and fortify breakage-prone strands, leaving damaged hair stronger, smoother, shinier—all-around healthier-looking than before.

K-PAK RECONSTRUCTOR

This is it—the “holy grail” hair hero that started it all for K-PAK! Packed with a powerful combo of amino acids and Joico’s smart Keratin technology, this 5-minute treatment rebuilds and strengthens stressed strands to instantly restore hair to its healthy-looking greatness. It’s hair reconstruction so targeted, so transformative; it’s the fave of millions of stylists, and it has the awards to prove – Stylist’s Choice Award winner in 2001-2015, 2017.

K-PAK LIQUID RECONSTRUCTOR DEEP-PENETRATING TREATMENT

This stuff is pure, liquid GOLD! With a potent cocktail of amino acids and smart Keratin technology that starts repairing and strengthening stressed strands on contact, this liquid reconstructoris everything you love about  Stylist’s Choice Award winning K-PAK Reconstructor turned into a lightweight formula that’s just right for those with fine, fragile hair.

Need next-level color protection and the power of K-PAK reconstruction? Here is something you need: K-PAK COLOR THERAPY COLLECTION.

Formulated with African Manketti and Argan oils and Joico’s SmartRelease™ liposome technology, this K-PAK® Color Therapy™ collection helps lock in stunningly beautiful color vibrancy and knock out hair damage in one powerful punch.

Having trouble keeping color vibrant and healthy-looking? Put it on lockdown, with formulas that help deeply lock in vibrancy and moisture while locking out fading and damage.

K-PAK COLOR THERAPY COLOR-PROTECTING SHAMPOO FOR COLOR-TREATED HAIR

This color-preserving shampoo washes away dirt and debris while being gentle to color-treated hair. With its luscious lather formulated with antioxidant-rich African Manketti and Argan oils, you’ll actually help extend the life of your shade’s vibrancy and fight future damage every time you wash.

K-PAK COLOR THERAPY COLOR-PROTECTING CONDITIONER FOR COLOR-TREATED HAIR

Choosing a shampoo that won’t zap the zing out of your new shade is obvious—but you’d also be wise to follow up with this color-locking conditioner. This extra-conditioning formula, with African Manketti and Argan oils, helps shield your hue’s vibrancy, while hydrating overtime to strengthen hair and reduce breakage.

K-PAK COLOR THERAPY INSTANT SHINE & REPAIR TREATMENT FOR COLOR-TREATED HAIR

Get ready for a chorus of oohs and ahhs, and literally everyone you know wanting to touch your hair. With just one treatment, this deep-repairing wonder unlocks out-of-this-world color vibrancy, mirror-like shine, and strands that not only look healthier but are 9X stronger. It’s no wonder it’s known as the “secret to lust-worthy locks.” If color care is self-care, then this hair-loving treatment is one of the kindest things you could do for color-treated hair that’s been put through the wringer.

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These Fun Halloween Gift Baskets Are Sure to Make Someone’s Halloween Spook-a-licious This Year!

Halloween can be a scary time, but not always because of crafty ogres, skeletons, and hags. To some people, October 31st signifies really bad candy. When you’re working your tail off running around the neighborhood and ringing doorbells, nothing is worse than getting stuck with subpar treats. (Guess whose house is getting toilet papered later…) So, this year, leave the scaring strictly to the trick-or-treaters and send Halloween gift baskets from GourmetGiftBaskets.com that are stocked with all the best sweets.

No Tricks…Only Treats Halloween Gift Basket Pumpkin w/Lid

A perfect mix of chocolate and fruity candy treats, this Halloween gift basket is sure to please everyone with a whole lot of their favorite Halloween candy. Trick or Treating can be a mixed bag, but this “No Tricks…Only Treats” Halloween gift basket is a guaranteed winner! Tucked inside an adorable orange pumpkin basket they’ll find everyone’s favorite Halloween treats including Snickers, Twix, Starburst, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers, and Skittles.

  • Fun Size Mixed Fruit Flavored Candy – 1 or 1.5 lbs. – Fun size bags of chewy fruity favorites.
  • Fun Size Mixed Chocolate Candy – 1 or 1.5 lbs – Includes mini brand name candy bars like Milky Way, Snickers, Three Musketeers, and Twix.
  • Halloween Pumpkin Bucket – A sturdy plastic Halloween pumpkin-shaped bucket with a black handle and orange pumpkin stem.

Sugar, spice, and everything nice! Inside GourmetGiftBaskets signature vanilla cookie crust, which is combined two delicious treats together to create one incredible Fall-themed dessert! This blissfully smooth cheesecake is infused with sweet pumpkin puree, a hint of vanilla, and dusted with fresh ground cinnamon.

* 9 Inch Serves 10 to 14 people

THREE TOP FAVORITES flying off the shelves at this family-owned company already…
Nothing feels better during the fall than some fresh baked goods, and some great items in this very affordable gift box. This includes delectable, chewy chocolate chip cookies, fudge brownies and Candy Corn crispy rice treats (shaped like Candy Corn). You need to see it to be sure your eyes aren’t tricking you. Anyone would love this gift for Halloween.
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies – 2 qty. (2 pack) – 2 oz. – Ooey gooey cookie deliciousness!
  • Fudge Brownie Cookies – 3 qty. (2 pack) – 2 oz. – Tastes just like a brownie, but creates fewer crumbs!
  • Candy Corn Crispy Rice Treat by Selma’s Cookie Company – 1 qty. – A trip to your favorite bakery wouldn’t be complete without one of these nostalgic treats!

Only the cookies in this gift box are Kosher OU-D certified.

Here is my favorite basket, because I think treats are not only for kiddos, but also for us!
– I mean those adults who love beers.

Hey, given this challenging year, parents sure need something to make them happy this Halloween and THIS GIFT is a step in the right direction. Beyond delicious treats like handcrafted Kettle popcorn, peanut butter cups, and Halloween Junior Mints, the fun & functional black cauldron pail holding everything is loaded with 6 great drinks. And most of them have Halloween themes: Magic Hat #9, Crisp Apple Hard Cider by Angry Orchard, Oktoberfest by Sam Adams, and Pumpkinhead among others.

Double, double, toil, and trouble! That’s exactly what you’ll get with our Eat, Drink & Be Scary Halloween Beer Bucket. This black “cauldron” pail is filled with the best Halloween treats any ghoul or goblin could want. It has classic chocolate and sugary candies such as peanut butter cups, chocolate M&Ms, candy corn, and more. This gift also includes Halloween themed kettle corn and a festive gift tag. Last, GourmetGiftBaskets has paired each of these treats with a complimentary beer, see the basket contents for the treats & brews pairing suggestions. A perfectly frightful holiday-themed gift!

  • Chocolate Skulls by Palmer – 4.5 oz. – Extra crispy cereal mixed with creamy milk chocolate.
  • Halloween Caramel Apple Popcorn by GourmetGiftBaskets.com – 4 oz. – Popcorn coated in the flavors of fall. A sweet autumn treat, just in time for Halloween!
  • Halloween Kettlecorn by GourmetGiftBaskets.com – 1.3 oz. – No added flavors, just the salty-sweet taste you used to love getting at the county fair!
  • Plain M&Ms by Mars – 1.69 oz. – Rich milk chocolate coated in bright-colored candy shells.
  • Sour Skittles by Wrigley – 1.8 oz. – Original Skittles alter ego. These fruit candies have a devilishly sour flavor!
  • Candy Corn by Jelly Belly – 1 oz. – This Halloween classic candy is unique in its colors as it is in flavor. Seasonal deliciousness!

For a WOW experience, GourmetGiftBaskets.com is a great place to find a fun Halloween gift for your family and your friends. For over a decade, GourmetGiftBaskets.com has aimed to stand apart from the competition. From a seamless order experience, to an unparalleled selection of gift baskets, their #1 goal is to wow all the customers. At the very heart of GourmetGiftBaskets.com is the core value of providing you gifts and gift baskets with exceptional gourmet ingredients. They carry only the finest quality ingredients for their handcrafted baskets from trusted brands like Ghirardelli Chocolate, Stonewall Kitchen, Cabot Creamery, and Lindt & Sprüngli.

GourmetGiftBaskets.com knows how important gifting is; you want only the best for your recipient and you need the package delivered on time. The customer service team is there for you whether you want advice on a gift basket, assistance with tracking, or if you have any questions at all – GourmetGiftBaskets.com is with you every step of the way.

GourmetGiftBaskets.com was founded with family values and the desire to provide exceptional handcrafted gifts for all of life’s special occasions. What began with two family members in the basement of a flower shop has exploded into a nationally recognized gift brand that remains true to its roots.

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