Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Finally the Answers To Shopping Smart

1.  You'd think that the $170 brush would be in winner but the Target Sonia Kashuk for $15 won making the hair smoother and eliminating the knots.
2.  White Cloud toilet paper won over the Earth Essentials.
3.  Kirkland Signature from Costco won in the battery department. They outlasted the Walgreens brand.
4.  Walgreens Spot Remover pen works as well as Tide To Go...they are just cheaper.
5.  The LG oven won over the expensive Electrolux oven and is half the price.
6.  The Cirrus Performance Pet Vacuum is $500 and didn't perform as well as the Kenmore Sears Intuition vacuum for half of the price.
7.  Bounty paper towel is about half the price and won in overall performance over Brawny!
8.  This time Victoria Secret Miraculous push up bra over the Genie bra for support and look.
9.  Comet is the best cleaner and by far the cheapest!
10. Target's Up  and Up HE Fresh Breeze laundry soap is about half the price of Tide pods and is as good.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

How Smart of a Shopper Are You?

Consumer Reports a shop smarter quiz and here it is:
1.  Which brush makes your hair smoother?
Mason Pearson Hair Brush for $170
Sonia Kashuk Hair Brush for $15 (Target)

2.  Which toilet paper is the bargain buy?
Earth Essentials or White Cloud

3.  Which battery lasts longer?
Walgreens Supercell or Kirkland Signature (Costco)

4.  Which spot remover is a miracle worker?
Tide To Go or Store Brand spot remover

5.  Which range is really worth the money?
LG $800 Oven or Electrolux $2000 Oven

6.  Which vacuum is the better choice?
Kenmore Intuition 31100 or Cirrus Performance Pet CR99

7.  Which paper towels scrubbed the best and had the best value?
Bounty or Brawny

8.  Best bra for the best lift?
Genie Bra or Victoria Secret Miraculous Push-Up Bra

9.  Best toilet bowl cleaner?
Kaboom Bowl Blaster Foaming Powder or Comet

10.  Best laundry detergent for a great value?
Tide Pods or Target's Up and Up HE Fresh Breeze

Answers:  Stay tuned for tomorrow!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Little Secret That Keeps You Going All Day

Want to know a little secret that keeps your stamina soaring all day?  Wear orange and eat oranges!  The color of orange is energizing and activates the brain and makes us feel happy and energized.   You can sneak orange into your wardrobe with a necklace, ring, scarf, lipstick, jacket...Then add orange fruit to your diet.  It is loaded with vitamin C and one of the best energy vitamins on the Earth!  Try ORANGE!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013

More's Top Ten Anti-Aging Secrets Revealed

More's magazine's top ten anti-aging secrets are as follows:
1.  Eat chocolate every day-dark chocolate lowers blood pressure, relaxes artery walls, and reduces the risk of heart disease by 11 percent.  Don't overdo--2 ounces will do.
2.  The BUN is back-not cinnamon buns but hair buns.  Celebs know the trick to anti-aging--pull it all up into a chic look!
3.  Take good care of your skin-wash and moisturize daily
4.  It's in the EYES-wrinkles around the eye really age a person so make sure you wash and condition your eye area
5.  Wear COLOR-a burst of bold color will brighten your face and your outlook and give you a sun-kissed glow.
6.  Try the superfruit-guavas are totally edible and are a rich source of potassium and vitamins
7.  Use Retin-A cream-still the gold standard when it comes to combating skin damage and fine lines.  Available only with a prescription.
8.  Stay young with YOGA-helps you to stretch and relax plus reduces anxiety.  A few simple poses a day could do the trick,
9.  Update your look every single season-tweak your look from clothes to hair to make up.  Stay in the game.  Don't look like your year book photo.
10. The un-botox-latest technology for paralyzing wrinkles involves a cold probe.  Instead of knocking it out with deadening the nerve, you literally freeze it.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Why Love Handles and a Paunch Are Bad News

Love handles and a big paunch are now worse than plain old obesity.
The Mayo Clinic did an intensive study and found that waist weight ratio is more dangerous than previously thought.  The level of risk attributed to normal weight but central obesity appears to be similar to that of smoking a pack a day. Those with large bellies are twice as likely to die prematurely compared to those with smaller waistlines.  This study applied to those who were NOT obese, nor overweight.  Waist  circumference is more important than weight (pounds).  The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute says the risks for disease greatly increase when waist circumference is more than 40 inches for men and more than 35 inches for women.  The measurement should be taken just above the hip bone.  No matter where your fat is, EXERCISE receives the crown as king of fat loss for all types of fat.  No surprise there.  I once had a girlfriend tell me that exercise does NOT matter--it's what you put into your mouth.  That not only offended me but was UNTRUE.  Exercise can tone and reduce fat and can strengthen the heart and reduce stress.  So get out your measuring tape and see if you are at risk!!!

Saturday, January 5, 2013


You can never have enough flat shoes!  They are now fashionable and comfortable!  There are so many styles and colors!

Great Beauty Products

Here are a few new beauty products that I like:
1.  Gillette Venus & Olay Razor-creates a smooth shave and a light lather
2.  Garnier Skin Renew Daily Moisture Lotion-nice pump and moisturizer
3.  Degree Woman Deodorant Motion Sense-bubbles burst as you apply
4.  Almay Smart Shade Perfect & Correct Primer-purple and green ribbons brighten and reduce redness while making your makeup last longer
5.  CoverGirl Blast Flipstick Lipcolor-makeup artists have long know to put a darker shade of lipstick first and then a lighter shade over the top to make lips appear larger
6.  Moraccan Oil-apply to ends of wet hair to add shine and manage frizziness and dryness

Friday, January 4, 2013

There Are No Shortcuts To Anywhere Worth Going

There are no easy and short ways to achieving anything worthwhile however hiring help or engaging the right people can aid you!  Here are some suggestions on how to meet your goals and New Year's resolutions:
1.  Know your commitment.  Write it down.
2.  Equip yourself.  Benjamin Franklin said:  "By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail".
3.  Engage others in your success.  Norman Vincent Peale said:  "Enthusiasm spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment".
4.  100% commitment.  "Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes but no plans." Peter Drucer.
5.  Take baby steps...by an inch it's a cinch!
6.  Control your distractions.
7.  Celebrate your success.  Shout it from the roof top.  Eat a cupcake!
8.  Endure...keep going.  Thomas Edison said, "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."
Henry Thoreau said, "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you've imagined."