Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Fillers for wrinkle reduction. Is it worth it?

We all want to stay as youthful as possible by the least invasive measures. Well, surgery really doesn't have to be resorted to a lot of the time.  There are a myriad of ways to stay looking young without cutting your face! One of the best being Juvederm. Read on for more details about this great harmless alternative with real results and why I would do it myself.

About Medical Fillers

One of these precautionary measures is treatment with medical fillers. Medical fillers are regarded as the most sophisticated cosmetic procedure that the current technology and medical science can provide us. Even though the treatment is quite simple (injection of a drug in certain places), medicines such as Juvederm are the revolutionary ingredient. Today, pharmaceutical industry provides us with a solution to almost any ailment. However, most of these solutions have a price: side effects are quite unpredictable. Unlike most other drugs, medical fillers are quite harmless; they can be absorbed by body and they do not pose a long term threat.

The Secret lies in the components.

 The secret lies in components that are used for the drugs. Most of the modern medical fillers use hyaluronic acid as the basic ingredient. This substance is present within the skin and it is important for hydration and creation of skin cells. As long as we have enough hyaluronan, our skin will be able to produce new cells and refresh itself. As we start getting older, body is no longer able to produce adequate amounts of this substance. By using Juvederm, we are able to supplement our natural production of hyaluronic acid and to fill the wrinkles with this substance. It comes in a form of smooth gel and patient will not be able to tell the difference between the filler and his natural skin. Treatment is used for lower parts of the face (such as nasolabial folds, jaw line, mimic wrinkles and corner of the mouths) as well as neck and cleavage area.

Short process and Long lasting results.

According to Doctor Medica team, Juvederm can be potentially dangerous if used on neck and cleavage. This area has numerous blood vessels that can be easily ruptured. This is why you will have to have an experienced medical professional for treatment of these particular areas. Treatment lasts for 15 minutes. In most cases, you won’t even feel the sting because doctors use thin needles for the procedure. Drug will last from 9 to 12 months within the body. After that, you can administer additional shots. Have in mind that each additional shot will prolong expected duration of hyaluronic acid within the body. So, if you are a regular patient, it means that you can even save some money on Juvederm.

Very low risk of side effects

 Side effects usually appear within a week after the treatment. They usually include allergic reactions and various skin irritations. Luckily, severe side effects are very rare.


Given the relatively lower cost compared to surgery, the very low risk of side effects and the convenient use,  I would definitely get juvederm injection here and there when the time comes. Even If i had the money to throw down for cosmetic surgery I probably wouldn't do it for a very long time. The side effects and recovery can be worse than you'd imagine, not to mention how long you'll be out of commission. Having a safe much more affordable way to reduce wrinkles is the way to go.

Thanks to Medica for sponsoring this discussion. on wrinkle reduction.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Ring in the new season with jewelry styles that speak volumes.

Recently, I've been perusing different ways to style my outfits with more "bling" I've never been big on chunkier style jewelry, but it's beginning to grow on me, quite literally. Gone are the days of  just thin dainty jewelry. Sure, I still use it and love it, but other options are a must. Variety is a must. I like to show my style in a bigger way. 
One of these ways is through wearing rings and bracelets. These are the center stone of jewelry.  Pun intended. They are in your face, they move with your hand movements. Hand movement shows everyone's personality by far. Hands are what we use to communicate our words every day. They're the busiest parts of our body! 

One of my favorite ways to show off my ring collection is by stacking. Check out this article on how to ring stack. If you've never layered rings before, they have some great ideas mixing chunky with thin styles! 

If I want to be unique, I always go for handmade rings like these. These rings are like wearable art on your fingers! So much depth and style. Gorgeous  swarovski crystal colored gems embedded in silver plated alloy metal. Green and pink are my top favorite colors and combined with silver compliment my fair skin tone well.

The right ring or any jewelry can make a pretty outfit look amazing.

Do you know what looks best on you?  Check out what style of jewelry and coloring best complements your complexion, with this short quiz. 

These stunners are from the jewelry store Unode50. A company that hails from Spain. They have kind of a rustic elegance that is refreshing. Durable, yet beautiful in design. 

Unode50's slogan, "Guilty of being me" speaks volumes. You want to wear things that scream your personality. Otherwise, what's the point? 

When it comes to fashion and you really want to find something different that speaks your name, look outside your normal retailers for unique and handmade jewelry. 

Silver plated rings are my ultimate favorite and unode50 specializes in this. Silver compliments me, but i also just find it prettier in general. I may be the minority!

I love jewelry that makes a statement. That lets my personality literally shine through metal and gems.

Look at some of the other gorgeous jewelry this store carries. They carry everything for both male and female. If you want to show your love for someone, the key to your heart bracelet is really cute and unique. Or what about a charm bracelet to show your personality,holding all your wishes like peace and harmony, in every little charm. 

What kind of jewelry makes your heart pitter patter? 

Source: Images from pixabay and Unode50
Special thanks to Unode50 for sponsoring this article.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Is the new Thrive Market better than Vitacost?

I'm not quite sure yet, but I am seeing AMAZING deals! Less than $2 for Braggs Apple Cider vinegar?? I also notice Thrive Market offers more of a variety than Vitacost. As much as I do love my Vitacost, this may be my new go to for healthy organic foods, cleaning products and beauty!

If you sign up under me now, you'll get $30 when someone else does under you. PLUS, there is a 25% off coupon code right now AND you get FREE Shipping if you spend over $49! 

It's just like, they carry all healthful products, from gluten free food to cruelty free makeup and more! Only most things are insanely cheaper! Which I really didn't think was possible O_o  Here is my link.

Good Luck!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Win a pack of Death by Chocolate K cups!

Death by Chocolate. I  can think of worse ways to go!  How about  not dying and  tasting these Crazy Cups instead?  Enter for your chance to win a pack today! 

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If you love flavored coffee and haven't heard of Crazy Cups you have been missing out! Crazy Cups come in a variety of different flavors and are compatible with Keurig K Cup brewers (other than the Keurig 2.0). Their single serve cups contain 13 grams of coffee in each cup which is 35% more than other brands and all Crazy Cups contain only 100% coffee and flavorings. They are sugar free, gluten free, kosher, nut free, and have no calories! One of the best things about these single serve cups is that they are recyclable! They use cool-peel-recycle technology; once the cup is cooled you peel off the covers, empty the cup, and recycle the cup! Today we are giving away a pack of Death by Chocolate cups from Crazy Cups! These cups are packed with flavor and are chocolate nirvana!

Enter to win a pack of Death by Chocolate Crazy Cups!

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Win a set of 40 lb dumbells!

CAP Barbell Adjustable Dumbbell Set Giveaway {US, ends 6/24}

Daily Deals from a Nerd Mom had a chance to review this set of CAP Barbell Adjustable Dumbbells (40 Pounds), but here are some quick facts for you! For your chance to win the same set, enter below. 
  • Fully adjustable weights – (4) 6 lb. plates, (4) 2.5 lb. plates
  • Create your own weight combinations!
  • 2 threaded solid dumbbell handles
  • 4 spin lock handles
  • Includes a website on the box for FREE exercise videos!
  • Cast-iron plates with baked enamel finish
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Win a Magic Bullet System!

Fellow blogger Lisa of  Mom's Gone Bronson, talks about her household and how the Magic Bullet has helped her. Plus, she's giving away a Magic Bullet system to one lucky winner on her blog! Enter Below.


We have ONE (1) Magic Bullet up for grabs, and all you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter, below! 

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This giveaway ends at midnight on June 30th and a winner will be chosen within 24 hours. The winner shall be informed and shall have 48 hours to claim their prize! If no winner claims their prize, then a new winner will be selected until we have confirmation and a prize claimed!

It is that simple! Have fun and GOOD LUCK! 

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Win a free party for up to 6 people!

Ladies and Gents! May I have your attention? I have partnered with to offer you another amazing giveaway!  is celebrating 20K partner restaurants across the nation with the Plates of Thanks Sweepstakes! Twenty (20) winners will be selected randomly to receive a free party for up to six people at a participating restaurant.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

#FREE Sample of Olay Regenerist and #coupon!

(Includes high value $3 coupon! Apply this to a sale and you get a great deal!) 

Ideas for what to include in a College Personal Care package.

Getting the right care package ready for your daughter, niece or friend can be a task. Especially when you know they are picky. I like to narrow it down by category. For example, one month will be a food package, one month will be a pampering package and one month it will be a personal package to battle those more not so fun days.

A personal package is something I haven't seen much, but given that its focusing on the crappiest time of the month, it is something that will be very appreciated. These kinds of packages are really inexpensive to boot. 

In a personal care package, you want to focus on what's new with the latest technology. 
First and foremost, don't underestimate the power of a good pad. U by Kotex pads are designed with capture core technology to help keep you stain free. Anything to help keep stains away is great in anyone's book!

  • Lots of chocolate goodies. For the time leading up to that dreadful week.
  • I'm a huge fan of taking warm baths when I get cramps. They really help and so do invigorating bath salts and bombs. 

  • Tea, to help sooth their cramps and tummy. There are special versions just for that time of month too. 

  • Pain meds and de-bloaters: Pamprin, Midol, Advil. You'd be surprised the worst possible situations when some of us run out! 
  • Makeup to make them feel extra pretty on the days that they feel far from. Think fun lip colors and whole face looks like a smokey eye package or a palette that holds everything in a compact way. Such as this e.l.f. studio 22 piece mini on the go palette. It's smaller than her iphone! 

  • Another idea is to put the makeup, chocolate and whatever else fits into one of your cute IPSY bags! Surely you have enough to spare! 
  • The best tampons and pads they probably don't want to go buy, such as the new U by Kotex with 3D Capture Core* technology to help keep you and your undies leak-free. These new pads offer much more coverage and support to keep you feeling confident, even in your whites. Yes, I actually wear whites with these! U by Kotex also come in a convenient fashionable drawer! Again, concentrating on compact. In College, there is very minimal space usually and this is a great way to help them organize things taking up as little space as possible. When anything comes with storage that is a plus living the dorm room life. 

You can also get a FREE SAMPLE of U by Kotex pads here! Become an #UnderWarrior with me and save your pants from one more stain! 

  • Some other ideas to take it one step further would be to add their favorite magazine or perhaps a book by an author they love. Or a book full of inspirational and feel good quotes. A good movie on DVD. New music by their favorite artist . Anything you know they have had their eye on.