Thursday, August 30, 2012

Best Primer for Filling Over 40 Skin Cracks

Terrific primer, if used correctly!

I've used a LOT of primers including Geller, Mercier, Smashbox, Olay. You get the idea. The one I'm most impressed with for filling hollows (under eyes) and cracks is definitely the Loreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base.

I'm not sure how "magic" it is, but this stuff does work. The trick it use it right. This one doesn't go all over the face, or you risk getting little "pills" of product that ball up under foundation. But...if you use it in just your most severely cracked areas (nose to mouth, forehead, eye area), you'll get super results.

Use a light hand with it. It is very heavy compared to other primers, hence it's great "filling" properties. I love it in my under-eye hollows that are forming. I apply this the fill the area, then my foundation and concealer. By layering lightly, I get a really nice finished look.
Give it try with my link above for a trial size!

Latest Trend for Fast FAT Loss...does it work?

Have you heard about the latest workout trend? It's known by several names: Burst, Tabata, Hiit, High Metabolic Interval and more.

It's what the Insanity workout and new Jillian Michaels workout is based on, as well as countless others.

Learn more about Jillian Michaels Body Revolution (15 DVD's)

What is it?

Essentially it's simply working out for a MAXIMUM (huffing and puffing ad sweating) rate for a short time.

This means doing intervals that are super high intensity (squat jumps, plyometrics) for several seconds (20 or 30, usually) and then a short rest (10 or 15 seconds) and then repeating several times.

Hard? Yes. Great results fast? Yes. I've been doing this for a few weeks and I'm not legs are looking more toned than they have in 20 years.

It's fast and you basically "get in and get out." I'm loving it and you might too. Here's one to try (see below)...

See the 90 second workout

What to do with crappy skincare products

Here's a tip:

Whenever you have the disappointing and frustrating experience of buying the next "miracle" skincare cream or serum that just absolutely promises to make you look 20 years younger (and doesn't)...put it on your bedside table.

Instead of letting old products that are less than thrilling collect dust in your bathroom or tossing them and completely losing money, just use them on your hands at night before bed.

Don't use plain, old handcream for anti-aging; use your reject skincare creams on your hands and then put on your handcream OVER the skincare, if necessary.

Doing this will help you anti-age your hands and provide a good way to use up products that don't seem to do much for your face. Since you rarely anti-age your hands, you'll see better results hereI've been doing this for a couple of years (religiously) and it really has helped my hands be less crepey and old looking.

Review: Estroven Nighttime: Solution that works or scam?

It's nuts. One day you're sleeping like a rock...the next you're fighting for just 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep.

Whether it's early wakening, waking several times per night or the awful night sweats, hormones can serious wreak havoc in your life.

Finding a solution can be just as frustrating. Hormones, sleep aids, prescriptions, anti-anxiety pills, vitamins, herbs...what works?

One product found to actually WORK and work fast without next-day hangover is the Estroven Nighttime formula. This is a somewhat newer formula from Estroven and has some sleep helpers (like melatonin) included.

After trying several different things, I am so happy to report this stuff works! I do take a little extra melatonin with it (a combo that works for me).

When I find something that works, I like to share since this is such a frustrating problem and one that many docs just don't seem to "get."

(It's got good reviews on amazon and on other blogs, too!)


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

John's Hopkins Cancer Update: What to Avoid to Lower Risk

John's Hopkins Cancer Update
*FYI: This was sent to me via email and I've copied it here for you with only minor editing*

Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins:
1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer
cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have
 multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients
 that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after
treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the
 cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a
person's lifetime.

3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer
cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and
 forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has
 nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic,
 but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing
 diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day
 and by including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing
 cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells
 in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc., and can
cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars
and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often
 reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation
do not result in more tumor destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from
 chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either
 compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb
 to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to
 mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy.
 Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer
 cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.

a. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc. are made
 with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute
 would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small
 amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in
 color Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the
 gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk
and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer cells are being starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based
 diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat,
 like chicken. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones
and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole
 grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into
 an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked
 food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live
 enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to
 cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance
 growth of healthy cells.

To obtain live enzymes for building
 healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most
 vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw
 vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at
 temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high
 caffeine Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer
 fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or
 filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap
 water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of
 digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the
 intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By
 refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes
 to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the
 body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system
 (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals,
 EFAs etc.) to enable the body’s own killer cells to destroy
 cancer cells.. Other supplements like vitamin E are known
 to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's
 normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or
 unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit.

A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior
 be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put
 the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to
 have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated
 environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to
 get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another
means employed to destroy cancer cells.

1. No plastic containers in micro.
2. No water bottles in freezer.
3. No plastic wrap in microwave.

Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Centeras well.

Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic.

Recently, Dr Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital , was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers.

This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrexor ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin.

So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.

 Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.

This is an article that should be sent to anyone important in your life.

Yummy Low Carb Recipes!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Honest Review: Nerium Skincare

Have you heard about Nerium?

I hadn't either, but while watching some videos about microcurrent (a favorite skinlifter of mine), I started seeing it pop up, so I investigated.

And, of course, I bought it.

The before and afters looked great, but I have to say I was prepared to not be that impressed. I mean, I've tried umpteen types of skincare and products and most don't do much, if anything, to impress me.

However, I'm finding myself rather loving this product. It's not quite like anything I've used before. For example, it's really thick and has a bit of an odor. After applying it full-strength a few nights I realized I need my face or finger to be a bit wet and the thick product would spread on better.

Either way...I'm really seeing some results in my skin. It's firmer, smoother, brighter, tighter...everything I want! It's not immediate and it took a few days to really see something great, but I've used it for about 3 weeks now and I'm liking it! See their site's 90 day results gallery (impressive)

It still hasn't completely removed my forehead lines, but the rest of my face (and chest/neck) look really good.

I'll report again later, but if you're looking for something new to try and have $80+ to spare (yes, it's pricey, which I hate), give it a try. The results could be there for you.

Caveat: It's a MLM type product. Some people are dead-set against these, but I'd say give it a try and decide for yourself. I don't sell it and bought it to decide for myself, but so far it's good enough to get me hooked into being a member!




Monday, August 20, 2012

Review: Adonia LegTone Serum...Does it work?

Man-oh-man, did I ever want this product to work! I saw the ads everywhere and thought I'd check it out. So after searching the web and seeing Youtube videos I bought it.


Taken for my money is what I am and still lumpy and bumpy, even after using it daily (sometime 3x a day) for the past few weeks.

Girls, save your money on this one. After buying it I did more research and found similar "advice" on's a loser. I wish I'd seen these reviews before I bought it. I get better results overall with the Nivea Goodbye Cellulite line (not amazing, but at least noticeable!).

I wonder if I'll ever learn? :(


Life over 40..Tips and Trends to Stay Happy

6 Tips to Stay Hip, Sexy and Not Desperate Over 40:

1. Be sure to stay current with fashion trends and ADAPT them to your style and age. For example, sapphire blue skinny jeans are hot, but they may not be for you now. So instead, wear a sapphire blue scarf, jewelry, accessories, etc. to adopt the color trend without being a fashion victim.

2. Every year do something different with your makeup. If you've been wearing berry lipstick for the past 15 years, change to a pink or neutral. If you always rim your inner waterline with black, switch to dark grey, navy or deep plum. You get the idea.

3. Buy something you LOVE every season. Buy something you feel amazing in and wear it out!

4. Quit fretting about your body and wear shapewear and get on with your life. I've spent hours obsessing over bumps and rolls and sometimes you've just gotta don the SPANX and get on with it.

Cellulite: The Natural Cure5. See a doctor who knows something about aging and women. So many do not have a clue. Research your area and make an appointment and be truly honest about your problems. Don't give up until you get resolution.

6. Move your body. Do something you, weights, bike, whatever. Honestly I'm sick of being told about exercise, too, but it's something I can 100% guarantee you will make you feel better, more confident and sexier. <a

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