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Body Pampering with SeabuckWonders

Body Pampering with SeabuckWonders

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Are you like me who like to know whats going into my body, whether it’s through the mouth or skin? Well I’m here to tell you about a product that I instantly fell in love with. Have you heard about SeabuckWonders?  They are the first company to introduce sea buck thorn to United States. With over 20 years of experience, they pride themselves on producing the highest quality Sea Buckthorn products.  I say it’s time to do some body pampering with SeabuckWonders.

SeabuckWonders maintains the highest of standards for all of their products by using only pure Himalayan mountains thorn plants, USDA Certified Organic Sea Buckthorn berries. This high standard ensures customers consistent quality. Sea buckthorn plants have survived the harsh climates in the Himalayan mountain region. The barren environment has caused sea buck thorn to develop high levels of Omegas, antioxidants and other complex nutrients. The pristine environment makes their sea buck thorn oils amazingly pure and potent. Their USDA Certified Organic sea buck thorn oils are made using berries. It developed a dense nutritional profile in its berries and seeds to keep the plant alive. This natural remedy is perfect for everyday use. Their oil naturally contains up to 30-35% Omega-7.

One of the Items I have enjoyed and have found that works for me is the Hair and Nails, one of the best way to achieve healthy hair, nails and skin is by going below the surface to get to the root of the problem. Another one I enjoy is the Body Lotion and the Facial Cream both of which provide nourishment that makes soft, healthy skin; which I need with winter coming LOL! But I have to say my all time favorite would have to be the Facial Cleanser, for I am a 20 Year old girl who still breaks out like crazy. The Facial Cleanser cleans skin gently, yet effectively, without stripping the skin of its natural oils. There are so many different products its hard to choose one! But there is always something that works for you!


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YouVeeShield: Beauty To The Next Step


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Lady’s Lets be real, we all LOVE getting our nails done, our hair dyed, our tan on, basically being pampered; But who doesn’t right? I used to hit my local nail shop every 3 weeks or so, for a fill and /or a change of my nail look. I used to love to rock the pink tips.  Well we all know that going to a tanning bed can lead to cancer, dyeing your hair so much that eventually it will fall out, or getting your nails done and getting the UV lights when you get gel nails done. Well I have recently had my eyes open on something that I think every women should know. Have you heard of YouVeeShield?

Well Let me tell you, They YouVeeShield is certified to block 99 % of the UV light with Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) 50 certified  by the Solar Light Company. The YouVeeShield is made of FDA; healthy materials including titanium dioxide, which is giving the shield it’s white color and UV blocking abilities to keep your skin safe from harms way. Now I don’t know about you lady’s but I for one do not want any affects on my skin or nails; but we also don’t want to give up getting our nails done. It’s one of the things I treat myself to that makes me feel pretty.  That’s why the creator of YouVeeShield, Renee Albera, made the shield so we can have both! The shields are easy to carry wit you on the go, or even encourage your salon to already have them in hand. Buy 10 now for only $9.99 and get a discount here, for their fall2016 15% off any purchase and make your enjoyable gel nails, worth it.  I will for sure be telling my nail salon about these!

So I say ladies, why wait till you get the spots on your hands, and get the protection and beauty we all want and deserve. Why spend 20-45 min under a light that will give you sun spots, and spend the same amount under the light but with 99% protection for your beautified and healthier hands.  Protect your hands with YouVeeShield and take your beauty to the next step. You don’t go in the sun with no sunscreen. Why go in a salon with naked hands?

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Finding the Confidence to Get on Stage


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Finding the Confidence to get on Stage


Music is in my blood and has been a huge part of my life from way back in my early stages of life.  My Mom always had music playing in the background and I became obsessed with music and always had a dream of being on stage.  But, finding the confidence to get on stage isn’t something that came easy for me.   As the years past by I grew more and more into my love of music, of all kinds.  I am a rocker chick, and a country girl.  Love a little blues and even some classical from time to time. Even though I love music, and in the past had tried my hand at guitar playing, and also a few flute lessons, I just never felt right playing an instrument.  After meeting my husband (married almost 19 years now) and us having a love of music together, we started a band and I became a drummer.  He taught me well, and I remained a drummer of our band for about 6 years and even though it was awesome, and I loved it I felt like I was missing something.  See, I have always wanted to be a front person.  I love to sing, even though it’s not my strong suit.  When our band dissolved and we started thinking about other avenues we would do an acoustic thing and we would both sing.  I can say I have come a long way, but yet still lack a bit of confidence to get on stage.

There are many challenges I face when I think about getting on stage.  Because I am not a trained vocalist, and just do it because I love music I always am worried about how I will sound.  That is a huge issue in itself, but I do have another issue that is also a big deal. I have LBL (light bladder leakage) and I fear the worst will happen especially when I am singing my heart out.  When one sings, you use a lot of muscles and sometimes, well you know… things happen you don’t expect!  This was our first “real” gig and I actually had the confidence to step on stage because I had been rehearsing for weeks, and I had a little secret that nobody knew.  I was protected with Poise Microliners so if my LBL decided to make an appearance, I didn’t have to worry one tiny bit! And, the Microliners are so thin, you don’t even know you have them on.  This isn’t your mothers pad, it’s now your best friend! I highly encourage you to not be uncomfortable about your LBL and give them a try, and then tell all your friend. We as women need to help educate other women, because life is to short to stay at home and worry about our LBL.

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We are a Cheap Trick tribute band, named Dream Police.  So, of course I want to try and look the part of my favorite vocalist in the world, Robin Zander.  He has worn many hats (different styles of clothing) over the years so I decided to go with black pants, my bumper tennis shoes, a white button up shirt, checkered tie and of course the hat. Gotta have the hat.  And, my secret weapon, Poise Microliners!   My life saver and a game changer when it comes to finding the confidence to get on stage, or do anything for that matter.  LBL is no laughing matter, but is something so many women deal with.  I want to tell all the women in the world to walk into Walmart, head to “that” isle and don’t be ashamed.   Replace your current feminine care products with ones that are specifically designed for LBL, by choosing Poise Microliners.

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We had our gig on August 20th for an event that a local town was holding.   We all had a blast, the people enjoyed us, I did stumble a bit vocally but ya know what – I stayed confident while on stage and nobody even knew I had my Poise Microliners backing me up.   Kinda like back up singers, but better!  Haha!!   And I do have to say the best part is that I can grab my Poise Microliners easily at Walmart since that is where I do the majority of my shopping.  While I am getting my groceries, household goods, and seeing what new clothes they have that I can’t live without, I just pick up my LBL products and I am done in one stop and on my way home to enjoy life with my husband, dogs and all life has given me.



7 indisputable signs it’s time to clean out your closet



Let’s face it. Cleaning out your closet can be a long and arduous task. But, how do you know when it’s time to bite the bullet and make a start on sorting out your well-loved collection of clothing? Below is a list of 7 indisputable signs that it’s time to clean out your closet.


Your wardrobe has outgrown your closet

If you’re struggling to fit that extra jacket onto the rack and you’re sick of squeezing your wardrobe doors closed due to the overflow, then you need to downsize your collection. Yes it’s good to have a certain number of options when it comes to what to wear, but your collection should be able to fit snugly into a standard sized closet and not take over your entire living space.


Your clothing is constantly creased due to the lack of space

Do you find that most of your clothing is in need of an iron after spending a couple of days in your wardrobe? Having clothing packed in there too tightly can damage your items, so it’s time to invest in some space saving storage solutions. Even something as simple as upgrading to slim-line clothes hangers can give you up to 25% more space.

Your have more shoes than you know what to do with

Less is sometimes more and this should be true when it comes to your shoe collection. If you find that you could change your footwear each day over the course of a month and still have spares, then it’s time for a clear-out. Giveaway any pairs that you no longer wear or if they’re showing signs of wear and tear, simply throw them out! They are taking up valuable closet space.


Some items in your collection still have their price tags intact

If your wardrobe is full of items that have never seen the light of day, then it’s time to pass them on to someone who could actually make use of them. Be realistic, if you haven’t chosen to wear an item after more than 6-12 months it’s time to say goodbye.


Finding ‘that top’ is an unachievable task

Having an unorganized wardrobe can make finding certain items a lengthy process and can waste valuable time. So if you find yourself taking longer than 20 minutes to locate your favourite white tee, it’s time to organize your collection correctly.

You have 24 identical grey jumpers

We all have our favorite staple item that makes us look and feel great but if you find that your wardrobe has a ridiculous amount of one particular item, it’s time to streamline your collection. Yes that exact shade of grey may suit your skin tone perfectly, but there is no reason why you should have another 8 items that look almost identical. Group together any similar looking items, try them all on and try to keep only one or two duplicates.


You closet is full to bursting yet you have “nothing to wear”

We are all guilty of this however, having a large collection of clothing can in fact  make it harder to put outfits together quickly and easily. If you feel like you have a wardrobe full of clothing yet struggle to find the perfect outfit then it could be time to ask the help of a personal shopper. Not only will a personal shopper help you to fill any gaps in your clothing collection but they can also give advice on downsizing your clothing collection, which in turn will make it easier to style each piece you choose to keep.


So the next time you are wondering whether or not it’s time to have a closet clear-out, just ask yourself if any of the above points sound familiar.


Are Your Daily Habits Sabotaging Your Sleep Cycle?


The number of people suffering from sleep related problems has soared over the last decade. According to medical experts and leading behavioural scientists, our obsession with technology is largely to blame. These days, most of us take smartphones, iPads, tablets, and music players to bed with us. Or, we tuck ourselves in and switch on the television set.


These are habits that have become very normal, but they could be wreaking havoc with our health. Sleep is an essential part of both physical and mental wellbeing, so a lack of it leads to all kinds of problems. In fact, we now know that missing out on just one night of sleep is enough to raise the blood pressure for twenty four hours. It is clear to see then that our daily routines could be disrupting a healthy, nurturing sleep cycle.


This guide to beating the bad habits and taking back control of your sleep will help you lead a happier, healthier life.


Sleeping on a Bad Mattress


This is one of the most common mistakes of all. There are millions of people, all across the country, who are sleeping on old, worn, and sagging mattresses. They provide no support and they keep sleepers tossing and turning all night long. If you want superb sleep, you must invest in a high quality mattress, with plenty of lumbar support. According to studies, sleeping on a luxury memory foam mattress is a fast track to a carefree slumber.


Constantly Tweeting/Messaging


Unfortunately, technology is perhaps the biggest culprit when it comes to sleep problems. If you are constantly checking your phone, tweeting, messaging, or updating statuses, your brain has no chance to unwind and prepare for sleep. So, your body is ready, but your mind is still wide awake and racing from one thought to another. In order to be fully prepared for sleep, both the body and mind need to be given an opportunity to relax and slow down.


Hitting the Snooze Button


We all know what that early morning fight with the snooze button does to the mood. Scientists now know that standard alarm calls can actually be quite harmful for the brain. They end up making people feel more tired, because they tear sleepers right out of deep sleep, instead of rousing them gently. This is why sleep cycle alarms are very popular these days. They use gentle sounds to gradually wake the sleeper over the course of around half an hour.


Sleeping in a Light Bedroom


While some people can fall asleep absolutely anywhere, most need a very specific type of environment. For high quality sleep, your bedroom needs to be quiet, clutter free, and dark enough to block out things like street lamps and cars outside. If you live in a very bright area – like the centre of a town or city – it could be a good idea to invest in heavy lined blackout curtains. They’ll give you a much cosier, quieter space to nod off in.


Eating Poorly Before Bed


You can kid yourself that a small cup of tea before bed won’t make a difference, but if it contains caffeine, you’ll feel it when you try to sleep. In fact, diet in general plays a much bigger role in the health of our sleep cycle than we tend to realise. Those who eat a balanced diet, with plenty of fresh water, fruit, and vegetables usually find it easier to sleep than those who binge on sugar, fat, and stimulants. Try to avoid eating immediately before bed too, because it is another habit that prevents the body and brain from readying themselves for sleep.


Take Control of Your Sleep for a Happier, Healthier Life


The importance of good sleep simply cannot be overestimated. You only have to go a day without a full sleep to realise that the mind gets rather foggy when it is exhausted. It becomes harder to focus, tasks are more difficult, and productivity decreases. Over time, this is certainly enough to start affecting your work and home life, so take control of your sleep today.

My Summertime Beauty Essentials

It’s summer time and that means we’ve officially shed the winter clothes. These days we can be seen wearing short sleeves, shorts and sandals. Summer is the perfect time to be spending lots of time outside, soaking up the sun. Additionally, with all the sun you’re sure to be getting its never been a better time to step up your beauty routine. The warm weather calls for lighter colors and more moisturizing products to keep your skin from taking the brunt of the heat.

In addition to keeping your skin moisturized and looking great during the summer months, now has never been a better time to step up other parts of your beauty regime as well. Hair, nails, skin and even your legs can be shown to their full advantage from now until the fall weather hits, so, be on the lookout for the awesome products that are hitting your local stores. I’ve always been a firm believer in taking care of your body to the best of your ability and this includes every aspect, not just your health. So, when I was given the opportunity to test out some new beauty products over the course of the summer, I was thrilled at the chance.

Salon Airbrushed Legs by Sally Hansen makes tanning a thing of the past. Now you can achieve that perfect glow from home in just seconds. Skip the harmful sun rays, tanning bed and even those pesky panty hose and enjoy flawless, tanned legs.   I love this product because I can use it last minute. Perfect for any day or night, and any occasion, as in seconds you have nice tan legs.

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I love pretty nails, and sometimes visiting a nail salon isn’t in the budget, or in the schedule when one is busy like I am.  So, I opt for doing my own nails at home.  Here are some great products I keep on hand so I can rock my own manicure, when I want, how I want, and also a lot cheaper!

Diamond Strength Instant Nail Hardener is the cure for those cracked and splitting nails. When using the Nail Hardener you’ll experience harder, stronger and healthier nails in just 5-7 days.  I love this product and use it all the time.  It is my go to when I don’t feel like having a color on my nails.

Salon Gel Polish Start Kit in Back to the Fuchsia by Sally Hansen gives you the ability to enjoy up to 10 manicures at home all while skipping the high cost of the salon. You also get the benefit of a lasting 2 full weeks of coverage. The kit comes with everything you need to enjoy the perfect manicure at home.  It might take a bit of practice to get this perfected, especially doing it yourself. But, once you get the hang of it, you totally can rock your nails and be creative too.

Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color in Cinnasnap and Flashy Fuchsia covers in just one coat. It comes with the perfectionist brush that allows you to contour to your nails for full coverage that goes on flawlessly.   I use this over my nail hardener and love that it dries fast.  I am busy and have no time to wait for my nails to dry.



I never leave home without my face on.  Sometimes maybe not a full face, but always some kind of makeup on.  I just feel naked without it.   I love many products but here are some of my top picks for this summer.

Lash Accelerator Serum by Rimmel London will help you achieve longer, fuller eyelashes. It also aids in making your brows look fuller and filled in.   I have been using this at least 4 nights a week.  I do notice fuller lashes so that makes me happy.  But, one thing I do also notice is that if I put it on, and then try to watch TV before bed, my eyes water.  I have very sensitive eyes, so most things make my eyes water.  But, I do like the fuller lashes.

Lash Accelerator Mascara in black by Rimmel London makes your lashes look up to 117% longer in just 30 days. The advanced lengthening formula will help you achieve the long lashed look you’ve been looking for.  The one thing that I never leave home without is my lashes, being bold.  I will put mascara on to step outside! LOL!  This is a great one as it helps your lashes grow too.

Brow This Way Styling Gel in clear by Rimmel London will help tame and style your brows to perfection.  This is great for during the day, just to make your brows look nice.  But for at night I love the Brow this Way Sculpting Kit by Rimmel London.   I can really make my brows pop!

HD Color Trio Eye Shadow in long beach sands by NYC is extremely long lasting as well as richly pigmented. It glides on silky and smooth while providing the coverage and look you’ve been looking for.  The little shadow brush in the kit is pretty much useless, so I suggest you use an eye shadow brush brush, not the one that comes with this.  I love the colors in the kit I got, as I generally wear neutral colors, it suits me perfect.

Big Bold Gel Intensity Eyeliner in Black by NYC provides a rich gel pigmented product for the bold look everyone is raving about these days. It’s retractable for easy application and storage and applies smoothly.  I am really working hard at learning how to make the cat eyes!  I love having bold eyes!



My summer essentials are ones that I actually can use year round.  How about you?  What are your summer essentials ?  Drop me a comment and tell me what you can’t live without.


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Summer is in full swing, and actually here in Minnesota, it’s slowly coming to an end.  Yes, we are still in August, just like everyone else but way up north here we just have a lot longer winters than summers.  Very sad for me, because I am not a winter person.  But, before I cry and dwell on the fact that winter is just around the corner, I am going to enjoy summer while we have it.  I got a great gift in the mail that was filled with Summer Beauty, Fitness and Fashion in one box! It was a Babble Boxx.  Have you heard of them?  Well, read on to see what all I got!

This Babble Boxx was the Olympic / Summer inspired box.  There were some fun items in this one that can help anyone try to reach their fitness goals.

The Vitamin Shoppe had items 3, 4, and 5 in the box.   TRUE ATHLETE by the Vitamin Shoppe had some packets of natural whey protein which are really tasty.  They included a tub of energizing training formula in Fruit Punch flavor,  which is for serious muscle, endurance, performance and energy support.  Also, a vitamin compartment holder and a shaker bottle.  All awesome products.




I am sure you know how important water is in your daily life. Well, JUST Water is 100% spring water in a paper-based bottle.   That is just brilliant!!  The water bottle is made of 83% renewable resources.  They use plant-based plastic from sugarcane.  Yup.. you read that right.  Cool huh ?  So next time you need to quench your thirst, try this spring water from JUST Water!


Looking for a fun, functional and fashionable watch?  Look no further, check out this great Baby-G Tri-Color Watch.  This neat watch supports the USA in style with the patriotic colors. The  BA-110TR-7A is color blocked red, white and blue.  Great fashion accessory and also a great functionality piece as it is water and shock resistance so it is perfect for diving, or warm weather runs.  Also has an LED light, world time, stopwatch, countdown timer and multiple alarms.



I might not be an Olympic athlete, but I can look like one with my new 2XU High Performance Compression Gear.   These are a mid rise 7/8 compression tight, in a fun patriotic design.  A perfect item to add to your fitness gear clothing pile.  They are engineered to promote maximum blood flow, help with faster pre-exercise muscle warm up, reduce fatigue through less muscle oscillation, and reduce muscle soreness.   Get these great performance tights at a 20% off discount with coupon code 2XU20.



Just because it’s summer, and life is busy, I shouldn’t have to remind you to take care of your skin, right ?    Purpletale has a great product to help you have beautiful skin all year round.  This is a portable 5 step facial treatment kit that comes with foam cleanser, ampoule, bio-cellulous sheet mask, facial cream, and neck cream all in one packet for at home or on the go.   Purpletail 5 steps to lovely skin is perfect for anyone especially if you want to travel light as it is compact and TSA friendly.   Easy to use as well ~ 1 Cleanse: lather in hands and wash face and neck, rinse and dry.  2 ~ Treat you skin with the ampoule and let sink in.  3 ~ Place mask on face and let sit 20 minute and remove when ready.  4 ~ Moisturize by dabbing cream on face and apply evenly.  5 ~ Nourish by massaging neck cream onto neck in an upward motion.

Have you been watching the Olympics?  What is your favorite Olympics game to watch?  I love gymnastics and am just amazed at the talent and dedication.  GO USA!!

Make sure you check out Babble Boxx and grab the next months box.  One never knows what kind of goodies you might get.



How to Stack Clothes and Jewelry for the Perfect Boho Look - boho look and sunglasses

It shouldn’t be a surprise to anybody that the boho look, be it classy, romantic or hippie-flavored, is back in business, showing off its new clothes and accessories all over fashion shows. Not all women are for this style, however, as it is considered slightly decadent, too laid back to match a formal environment and overly feminine for those ladies who feel like a tomboy at heart. But, truth be told, the boho look took the world by a storm for very compelling reasons: it is a staple of delicacy, sophistication, fairytale femininity and high-end fashion.

What Are the Main Elements of the Boho Look?

The boho look revolves around three main elements:

  • Natural and precious fabrics: silk, cotton, lace, velvet, chiffon, organza, wool, mohair, leather, and suede.
  • Natural earthy tones and colors: from the palest beige to the darkest cherry red, the bohemian look plays well with refined hues of green, blue, browns, reds and oranges.
  • Laidback designs: one of the staples of the boho fashion is the Bardot off-shoulder midi dress in a slouchy yet body frame-complimenting design. Other boho-specific clothes are maxi dresses, maxi skirts, flared trousers, vests, ponchos, shawls, scarves, and ankle boots and so on.

There are also plenty of accessories that match the boho style, but in order to look young at heart, romantic, free-spirited and ready to embrace life, you need to follow a few rules that make the difference between a stylish layered boho look and a hobo look.

1. How to Layer Boho Clothes

In the art of fabric layering and especially in the art of dressing boho, there are a few tricks you need to take into consideration:

  • Don’t pile up long layers upon long layers – if you are petite by nature, the longer the clothes, the shorter your appearance. Moreover, long layers stacked upon other long layers make you look cramped, corny and unnecessarily oversized.
  • When you pull off a boho look, layer one long piece of clothing, like a maxi dress together with shorter layers in a harmonious look.
  • Don’t layer more than two different fabrics – you can play with sheer and see-through fabrics as much as you see fit, but don’t mix more than two fabrics together, as this makes you look like you decided to wear your entire wardrobe at once.
  • Layering means also wearing a gypsy-style head scarf that freely flows on your back or a slouchy crocheted poncho over a pair of short jeans.

2. How to Layer Boho Jewelry

Boho jewelry is fun, versatile and stylish and it can work great with any other outfit styles. But the boho style is focused on women’s need to feel free, liberated from conventions and looking like the 60s red carpet divas without any effort – this is why you need to follow a few jewelry stacking rules as well.

  • The boho look loves to show off the naked arms adorned with piles and piles of bracelets. Opt for bangles and chain thin wire bracelets and stack them together for balance. If you want to add color and texture, mix in beads bracelets, cuffs, and leather and fabric ones as well. There are some rules to follow when you accessorize busy boho prints with jewelry, but a neutral earthy shade allows pretty much anything in terms of bracelet stacking.
  • When it comes to necklaces, things get a little trickier. You shouldn’t pile up big chunky necklaces (although you can wear one with your boho strapless dress). You can stack beads necklaces with simple chains, pendant necklaces or charm necklaces in various lengths – keep in mind that you need them to flatter your neckline, skin tone and face features.
  • Stacking rings has never been easier these days, and the boho look allows you to wear more rings than you have fingers. While an oversized cocktail ring will save you time and effort, you can stack multiple metallic rings on a finger or two, leaving the other fingers bare. You can also play a little with texture and contrast – but don’t stack too many rings on the hand where you already stacked too many bracelets – it will make you look heavy and unbalanced.

While it is not hard to stack layers and jewelry, you do face the risk of turning a delicate boho look into a messy outfit. Keep in mind that less is more and that a true boho style comes from the heart.

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