Dr. Scholl’s® For Her High Heel Insoles ($9.99 average price)
Whether you’re looking for insoles for your favorite heels or flats, or anti-friction products to help prevent shoe rubbing and blisters, the Dr. Scholl’s® For Her line has a solution for you. The entire collection enables you to enjoy the things you want to do – not just the things you need to do – by enhancing foot comfort.
Dr. Scholl’s® For Her High Heel Insoles are clinically proven to help prevent foot pain caused by wearing high heels 2” or higher. They offer immediate, long-lasting comfort and an ultra-soft gel arch to shift pressure off the ball of your foot. They’re proven to improve the way you feel in heels!
Although I don’t wear high heels everyday, I am excited to use these in my fall high heel boots. They are so much more comfortable with the insoles and I will be able to wear them longer!
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Fall is literally just weeks away. I have been testing out many products including cleansers, anti-aging elixirs, SPF and CC creams.
I love how there are so many great price points for skin care (as shown below), you can find something that will help prepare your skin for the cooler months ahead:
Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash ($5.49) –Oil-Free Acne Wash is the #1 dermatologist recommended acne-fighting cleanser. This oil-free formula gently cleanses deep down into pores for clear skin. It contains Salicylic Acid to get rid of acne you have now and help prevent future breakouts. Special skin soothers help prevent irritation and overdrying. Skin is left clean, residue-free and never oily.
Available at mass market retailers near you.
Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes ($6 USD) — These pre-moistened towelettes will not only make your beauty routine easier but they are the perfect essential to looking good.
Throw them in your weekend bag and you will be set for your getaway. Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes ($6.00 burtsbees.com) remove makeup, cleanse and tone your skin all in one easy step. These wipes are also formulated with Cotton Extract to soften skin while cleansing.
Precision MD Celfix DNA Youth Recovery Facial Serum ($78 USD) – includes antioxidants that defend against free radicals and Hyaluronic Acid to moisturize the skin. Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles -Addresses past damage and prevents future signs of aging -Great for all skin types -Contains 3 powerful enzymes for optimal efficacy -It is delivered in a light, non-greasy formula that you’ll love.
Osmotics Cream Extreme Intensive Repair ($75 USD) — A healthy barrier is essential to a healthy and glowing complexion. I designed this rich, nourishing moisturizer featuring Osmotics’ proprietary combination of natural lipids to moisturize and strengthen your skin’s protective barrier and virtually eliminate the underlying cause of dry skin–dramatically improving moisture retention, while alleviating dryness and irritation.
Coola Mineral SPF 20 Rose Essence Tint ($36 USD) — Keep the sun and environment at bay with this SPF 20 broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen, a tinted, light Rose scented, Titanium Dioxide based formula (for those who are Zinc sensitive) made with 98% natural ingredients. Organic Acai Oil – high in Omegas-3/6/9, Vitamins B1/2/3, plus antioxidant Vitamins C and E – delivers a powerful defense against aging. Organic Sunflower Seed Extract promotes elasticity while organic Linseed Oil, containing Alpha-Linolenic Acids, reduces redness and irritation. The phyto-protector Plankton Extract rejuvenates, as organic Cucumber Extract calms skin.
Amarte Natural Finish BB Cream Light Texture ($49 USD: This finely pigmented moisturizing face tint brightens, softly conceals and protects with SPF 36, providing uniform coverage without caking or flaking for a long lasting, natural glow. In Light and Dark.
Lumene Time Freeze Anti-Aging CC Cream ($14.99 USD). This fabulous 6 in 1 color correcting cream is infused with Wild Arctic Lingonberry and SPF 20. It helps moisturize, cover imperfections, even skin tone and protect against signs of aging all in one. It comes in 2 shades, light and medium.
Being in my 40’s, I have noticed that I am starting to need reading glasses. The odds are that all men and women between the ages of 40 and 50 will struggle with Prebyopia at some time. Prebyopia is a condition where, with age, the eye exhibits a progressively diminished ability to focus on near objects.
But, why not face Prebyopia with a fun, easy, comfortable and trendy solution! Lookie Lous ($39.99 USD) creates just that and would make a great addition to any upcoming holiday gift guides or reviews.
The glasses come in a variety of colors and specializations which makes this product truly unlike any other. Below are a list of the different optician recommended choices for people:
Paris Pink for computer reading
New York Black for bright sun reading
Los Angeles Sand for light daylight reading
Nashville Green reduces eyestrain
Clear for classic readers
London Gray for light sun reading indoors or out
I have been sent a pair of the Clear in Paris Pink for review. I really like both of them. I use the Clear while reading in bed or if I need to see small print when I’m out. The Paris Pink is great for when I work on the computer (like now)! It took me a couple of times to get used to them, but I really like them. And they are so easy to push up on top of the head and out of the way. The carrying bag is super cute too!
Yes it’s still summer! Are you still looking for fun clothes for the kids? Here are some great sporty clothes from Levis and Nike for your kids to enjoy!
I have 3 girls. For them I love:
The Nike Dri-FIT Legend T-Shirt: Sweat-wicking classic ($20 USD) — Made with fabric that lifts sweat away from the skin during competition, the Nike Dri-FIT Legend Pre-School Girls’ T-Shirt is comfortable and built to last.
The Nike 3.5″ Tempo Girls’ Running Shorts ($25 USD) combine a classic athletic look with fabric that pulls sweat away from the skin for a comfortable fit throughout a run.
Girls’ (7-16) Levi’s® Logo Tee (Regular price is $17, sale price $14 USD) Our classic logo tee, in soft cotton with pretty glitter details will make this
her favorite for any day of play.
Little Girls’ (4-6x) Midi Short (Regular price $34 on sale for $14.90) The building blocks of every girl’s warm weather wardrobe—easy to wear and super
Zaggora’s NEW 3 Step Solution is a leg shaping regimen designed to maximize the effectiveness of Zaggora’s revolutionary workout wear. It pairs iconic HotPants 2.0 with Zaggora body care staples Svelt Melt and Motion Lotion to help you yield results before, after, and during a workout. By pairing HotPants 2.0 with Zaggora’s new body contouring gel and actively hydrating body sculpting lotion before and after your exercise routine, your legs will get the ultimate boost, feeling even more firm and toned. You’ll be happy with your results when it’s time to put on that sexy little bikini!
What I think: I have been testing this kit (sent to me for my honest opinion). I think that it is a really interesting idea. I first tried the pants without the lotions and went walking with them on. You do sweat a lot in the pants and I could feel them working. Then I tried it with the three step solution:
This seemed to work well, too. I especially liked using the Motion Lotion after my workout (after showering of course). Very refreshing.
I have seen some firming of my hip and thighs using this system while I work out. I am going to keep at it in hoping to firm and lose inches!
Bright is right this spring! At least with makeup. With all of the sad things that have been happening, a little bright color can help perk your mood – and your look – right up!
Cargo ColorStick ($28 USD) — An oil-free, cream color stick that blends effortlessly to eyes, cheeks and lips, for a natural, monochromatic look. The velvety, ultra-light texture blends flawlessly onto the skin for an “airbrushed” finish. Cheeks appear smooth and flawless. The cream-to-powder formula sets for an exceptionally long-wearing finish and never settles into fine lines. The dial-up stick makes application a breeze. Available in 5 shades. Santorini, Key West and Maui give a natural and pretty color to the cheeks, eyes and lips. St. Tropez offers a sheer bronze glow perfect for giving a soft tan glow or sculpting the cheekbones. Champagne is a warm highlighter that is ideal for highlighting the key areas of the face.
I have been using Santorini which is very bright coral/pink color. I love the creamy formula for my cheeks and lips, but the shade is a bit bright for me. I would definitely try this in a lighter pink or bronze.
L’Oréal Paris Colour Caresse Shine Stain by Colour Riche ($9.99 USD) This lightweight lip stain is designed to deliver long-lasting color with a glossy, high-shine finish (vs. the matte effect that many stains provide). Never heavy and never drying, the weightless formula glides on for a unique lip color experience. Colour Caresse Shine Stain has a moisturizing, water-based formula that leaves lips soft, comfortable and hydrated for up to six hours. It contains a blend of light shine oils and concentrated pigments for clear, luminous color.
I have been testing Stubborn Plum, a violet-pink almost mauve color. It is a bit 80’s for me, but it’s pretty. For a stain it is very moisturizing, but it has a funky taste. I think that if you do want a long-lasting lip color, this is a good choice because it is not drying at all. Plus it comes in lots of shades!
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quads ($7.95 USD) – Color authority L’Oréal Paris is proud to expand its Colour Riche franchise to include a new collection of eye shadow quads that have been customized with trend-driven, wearable hues and specially developed to create not just one eye look – but endless statement looks for your every mood. The shades are grouped in three families to help you easily ﬁnd the palette that is right for you. Available in both pearl and matte ﬁnishes, the sophisticated shades vary from softly shimmering to bold and intensely rich.
These are beautiful quads of bright or smoky colors. The four shades can create so many fun looks. Really great pigment payoff!
Merle Norman Color Max Shadow in Lavender Ice ($12 USD) High-fashion shadows are packed with pigment to give you maximum color pay-off in a single swipe. Duo-chromatic pigments and pearlized powders create multi-dimensional effects with a satiny-smooth finish.
This is a gorgeous color on. The lavender is shimmery, but not glittery, which I love. Great alone with a dark liner.
Merle Norman Moist Lip Color in Cotton Candy ($15 USD) The name says it all! Soft, beautiful and oh-so-yummy lips are yours with this nourishing, light formula that provides sheer, luscious color and shine with moisturizing benefits.
This is my favorite lip gloss at the moment. So pretty and light and very moisturizing. Not sticky at all.
Pixi Extra Eye Bright Liner ($17 USD) — This waterproof precision inner rim liner is designed to brighten the eyes and make the eye whites look whiter. Twist-up, non-sharpening precision point pen makes it easy to use and adds a brightening effect exactly where you want it. The pale white-pink-lavender colour enhances the whiteness of the eye white, giving the illusion of larger, more bright and awake eyes – your own little wakeup makeup secret! Hypoallergenic. Paraben-free. Mineral oil-free. Suitable for the most sensitive eyes.
This works really well to brighten my tired eyes! It can also be used at the inner corners of the eye and under the browbone for extra light.
Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm ($17 USD) — Packed with lip-loving ingredients, this glossy gel balm protects & hydrates lips instantly. After the balm wears off, lips are left tinted with a flattering, personalized hue just for you (colour & intensity depends on pH level of lips).
Twist-up crayon requires no sharpening. Secure lid after use.
Beneficial ingredients and what they do:
Jojoba oil is an effective natural moisturizer and environmental barrier for the skin
Peptides plump fine lines
Vitamin E nourishes and protects
Shea butter nourishes the skin
Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant
Rose extract nourishes & repairs
I have this lovely balm in the newest (and lightest) shade Lucent Glow. It is a sheer rose-gold color with a pearly glow.
The new spring collection from ck one color is a limited edition street collection in collaboration with graffiti artist Miss 163.
ck one Street Limited Edition Powder Eyeshadow Quad ($28 USD) — High intensity eyeshadow formula with the purest, brightest pigments for intense brilliance. Can be used as an accent color to highlight, brighten eyes.
Illuminate: Pearlized shades for a shimmering finish. Can be used all over lid for sheer sparkling finish or blend with other colors to add intense shine.
Define: Ultra-fine micronized powder to blend and obtain a deep color effect. Soft matte even finish. Can be used to contour and add depth to the eye.
Contour + Line: Provides saturated intense color in one sweep. Super matte dramatic finish. Color remains pure and flawless for hours on hours. Can be used wet or dry – to contour, line, shape eyes.
Buildable color intensity
Vibrant color impact
Longwearing – wears up to 10 hours
Matte, satin, high pearl effects
Soft, silky smooth texture
These are fun, high-pigmented colors. They are perfect for spring and summer! I really love the brown, it is perfect for all eye colors.
Street Limited Edition Shine Lipstick ($16 USD) Pure Shine Lipstick by ck one Color for hydration + shine. I have Painted, a sheer violet and it is gorgeous. It gives so much moisture and a sheer shine.
Are you ready to take your body to the next level? Jillian Michaels Hard Body is the most effective total body workout for torching calories and transforming your entire physique. Hard Body is comprised of two 45-minute body-blasting workouts that progress in difficulty. These quick paced routines have fun, fresh new moves to deliver an incredible workout and turn your body into a lean and sexy high performance machine. Jillian also shows modifications for both beginners and advanced athletes in each workout. Get the Hard Body you ve always wanted!
What I think — this is a very high energy workout perfect for people who have been working out on a fairly regular basis. It says it progresses in difficulty, but I only did the first work out and it was plenty difficult for me! As always, Jillian is a great trainer that keeps her class motivated. I recommend this to a fit person who wants to take it to the next level!
You can learn more and purchase at shop.jillianmichaels.com, www.amazon.com or at stores where you would find fitness DVD’s.