Tuesday, September 2, 2014

On Your Body/In Your Body

The skin is the largest organ in the body. The skin’s pores are the gateway for toxins and other substances to leave the body. They are also the gateway by which toxins can enter the body. Anything that is placed on the skin can end up in the body, which means that chemicals in skin care products can affect internal organs. In general, if something can’t be ingested, it shouldn’t be on the body.

Sunscreens are meant to prevent cancer, but the chemicals inside of sunscreen have been linked to numerous problems, such as cancer and reproductive issues. These chemicals are: avobenzone, homosalate, octinoxate, oxybenzone, octisalate and octocrylene. It is best to use a chemical free sunscreen to prevent skin cancer from the sun’s rays and from sunscreens that are filled with chemicals.

Because of an aluminum-based compound and other chemicals, some argue that antiperspirants cause breast cancer. It is precisely because antiperspirants block sweat that they prevent toxins from exiting the body. The lymph nodes become filled with these toxins and can cause breast cancer. It’s good to go without antiperspirant on the weekends, or use an alternative to avoid an antiperspirant altogether. There are natural stones made from mineral salts that assist with preventing odor, but they allow the body to still sweat.

Alcohol denat is an ingredient that is used in many personal products. Alcohol denat is basically the same alcohol that people drink. To discourage people from drinking these products, the alcohol is made to taste bitter. Alcohol denat is extremely drying to the skin. Since it can enter the body through the pores, the body can absorb the alcohol amongst the other chemicals found within these products.

There are a variety of natural products that are not only beneficial for the body, but they perform equally as well as products with chemicals in them. For instance, a combination of baking soda and coconut oil can be used in place of toothpaste. Coconut oil can be used in many ways: as a moisturizer, hair conditioner and makeup remover. Simple Internet searches will reveal safe natural alternatives to many store-bought products that are safe to use on the body and are equally as effective as their counterparts.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Best Girls Bedroom Wall Lettering

Wall decals can transform any plain old wall into lovely entrances and windows gazing out over entire new planets. Also for young ladies, wall decals alternatives and thoughts are just restricted by the creative ability. From princess subjects to undersea dream - from steed drawn carriages to pixies, from mermaids to mansions in the sky, everything I wanted my daughter will become hopelessly enamored with the perpetual choice of wall decals from The Quotes World accessible to help make her fantasy bedroom!

Proper Presentation of the Girls Bedroom Decals:

There are so many wall quotes for nursery and I found over the market that Girl’s bedroom wall decals come in all sizes, shapes and shades. Moment changes might be prepared in the method for uniquely printed Minute bedroom wall decals or wall hangings. Made on quality expert evaluation materials, these units come complete, prepared to introduce, and amass in not more than minutes. To carry out do-it-without anyone's help touch, girl’s wall decals, decals and stickers might be connected to exposed or painted walls - ideal for your little princess who needs to make her altered outlines. Incredible shops such as Wall Sticker Outlet convey these wall decals sorts and the sky is the limit from there, and dependably offers free delivering as well! This is the best part of Bedroom wall lettering. There are also tree wall decal for living room and you can take the tree decals category as a reference.

Making the Proper Presentation:

Picking a girls bedroom wall decals topic can frequently demonstrate troublesome, as they're accessible in every conceivable theme. Princess themed alternatives incorporate strongholds, white steeds, and knights in sparkling protection. Disney princess wall fringes and stickers are accessible similarly. Girls Bedroom wall lettering come in well known topics like Hello Kitty, Tinker bell, Barbie, and even Bratz stickers and decals. Creature wall decals are additionally prevalent, from infant nursery level soft toy subjects to fun safari and zoo creature appliqués that bring the wilderness directly into your daughter's bedroom.

Variations in Designing:

Chic and snazzy boutique-sort wall decals are sold for more established girls, including rock star and girl power stickers intended to put forth unique style expressions. Life-sized shoreline subjects might be made by utilizing goliath wall decals delineating scenes of surf and sun. Tropical wall decals surfboard and windows themed stresses can make the ideal surfer girl look. To get more sensational look, transform a whole wall with into an amazing wall scene of undersea picture with complete with whales, fish and mermaids. Dream subjects likewise incorporate captivated kingdoms, adaptable girl’s wall decals and unicorn decals that start with 'Some time ago' and will be complete with your girl's own particular name, custom expression or idiom. An alternate late improvement in wall adornment is the use of blackboard and dry eradicate surfaces. The stick and peel type decals might be put directly into wall decals of any girls room, letting my youngster think of story of her own! Wallis blossom pixies dry delete and writing slate stickers make impeccable increments to wall ornamentation any girl's room, and fall off exactly as effortlessly as applied on walls.


The completing touch is with incorporation of bedroom wall decals all the additional trimmings that made my girl's room special and exceptional. Individual wall appliqués and sheets of decals might be utilized to complement any young ladies wall decals. Blossoms, butterflies, and enchanted wands are also available in purples, pinks, and various delightful colors of rainbow. There are some wall decals for bedroom with Bedroom wall lettering that transform your little girl's entire roof into a sky filled with cloud, and in addition divine sparkle oblivious appliqués of stars, planets and moons that might be appreciated actually when the room is dark!

Regardless of how I finished my daughter’s wall decals or adding Bedroom wall lettering, the best part is to get her take part in it. We had awesome time doing it. Together we both made a practical work of wall symbolization and she'll delight in and recall for quite some time to come, at the same time having a ton of fun simultaneously.

Ozeri Body Tape Measure and Body Fat Test Caliper Combo Pack Review

I may not have been losing weight, but I make it a point to exercise every day. For a long time, I've been in a plateau, but instead of letting this discourage me, I continued to walk for health purposes. After all, I am not getting any younger. Today's review is about the Ozeri Body Tape Measure and Body Fat Test Caliper Combo Pack.

Product Description

  • Package includes a Body Tape Measure for waist, thigh, arm and other physique measurements, and a Body Fat Test Caliper to confirm weight management progress as your muscles grow and your unwanted body fat goes away. 
  • Body Tape measures up to 78 inches (200 cm), and features push-button locking and retraction for easy and accurate measuring. 
  • Body Fat Test Caliper employs a simple and time-tested mechanical means of determining body fat, without relying on electrical and battery powered devices. 
  • Body Tape measures in both inches (in) and centimeters (cm), and is made of ABS with a vinyl tape for long lasting use. 
  • Body Fat Test Caliper includes a body fat chart for men and women that categorizes and helps you understand your body fat levels.

My Thoughts

I have not measured my body in a long time because I didn't see the need, since the weight won't budge. I am hoping the this duo will motivate me to get serious in eating less.

I tested the body Fat Test Caliper first. It's made of plastic, but it looks durable. The test caliper slides easily and it's easy to use, too. As expected, I didn't like the numbers I saw in the chart, but I knew it had to go down.

The tape measure is retractable which makes it convenient. I didn't have to roll it up after using and secure with a band so it won't unroll when I keep it. Like the test caliper, the "case" of the measuring tape is made of durable plastic. It comes with a stopper; a slot to hold in place when you reach the end point of the part you are measuring.


If you want to always have your exact measurements, these two will give you the most accurate numbers. It will be easy for you to keep track of your weight and determine body fat. They are easy to use and both are small enough to pack in your purse or gym bag.

Where to buy?

The Ozeri Body Tape Measure and Body Fat Test Caliper Combo Pack is available on Amazon.

For more information about the product, please visit the following:

Ozeri: http://www.ozeri.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OzeriProducts

Disclosure: Product/s mentioned above were sent to me for free by Moderna Housewares for testing purposes. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own. All photos used in the review were taken by myself or family. Do keep in mind that what works for me may not work for you. However, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Two Much of a Good Thing: Sparkling Ideas for Your Christmas Ornament Overload

The holiday season is here, and after lugging generations of ornaments down from the attic, you realize there are too many for one tree. The surplus of ornaments must serve another purpose.

It would be a Christmas sin to keep beautiful knickknacks away from the eyes of guests, yet you don’t want the tree to look like a gaudy mess. It’s not a bad thing to have too many ornaments. It’s a good thing, and way to spread more cheer.

Bowls of Holly

The tree would go nicely with a table bowl filled with complementary ornaments and seasonal elements. Place holly, evergreen branches, balls, garland, and other season essentials in an ornate bowl or pot. It’s a chic way to add season to the room, providing more focal points and ambiance.

Mailbox Greetings

The mailperson deserves a merry greeting when delivering through the season. Give them (and all visitors) a merry first impression by dressing your mailbox with wrapping paper. Hang personalized Christmas ornaments and balls from the box’s post with ribbon or thin string to accomplish a floating effect.

Two Trees

Families grow in number. So, why should those who celebrate the holidays settle on limited decor? If you have ‘too many’ ornaments, you have enough for more decor. Ask tree lot vendors for a deal, on not one, but two trees. Additionally, check sites like Amazon.com for savings on delivery and shipping.

Porch Presents

Arrange decorations within a large wreath and place it on the front door with a hook. Nothing provides a warmer winter welcome more than a huge wreath, dressed in ornaments, ribbons, etc.

Dressed Staircase

Wrap ribbon around the handle of the staircase and hang ornaments and balls between the rungs using string and small tacks. The little things make a huge impression and give visitors a warmer feeling during the holiday season.

Mantle Pieces

Arrange decorations across the mantelpiece. To add Christmas appeal, use artisan’s glue to drape red and green felt over wood or brick surfaces. Place angels, reindeers, and Santa figurines along with seasonal balls and ribbon.

Disco Christmas Ball

Use a large-sized Christmas ball and multi-colored ribbons to create a disco ball effect in your hallway. It’s snazzy and makes the most of an over-supply of balls and decorations.

Charming Chairs

Add Christmas charm to your everyday chairs by draping green and red blankets over them and fastening with colorful ribbons. Use blankets that are large enough to provide both comfort and eye candy to seasonal visitors.

Winter Windows

Buy fake snow and spray on windowpanes to create a winter wonderland from the inside. Add ornaments to the windowsill and spell season greetings by arranging small pieces of Christmas candies.

Customized Gifts

Add to the allure of wrapped gifts by placing ornaments on the top and sides. Many give out presents during the season, but it’s incredibly unique to receive a gift dressed in your favorite colors or featuring your name spelled in glitter. Find personalized Christmas tree ornaments online to make someone feel especially thankful this season.

Wreaths as Gifts

Buy wreaths wholesale. Rather than presents, give neighbors and family members decorative wreaths using the surplus of ornaments. This provides friends and family with the sentiments of the season and gives them something decorative to use next season.


Add season to your kitchen tablemats. Use hot glue to attach pieces of ribbon, tree, Christmas balls and other ornaments. For a personal touch, spell family member’s names or make seasonal sentiments using glitter.

Bathroom Cheer

Spread the cheer to the guest bathroom. Wrap ornate ribbon around the base and tank of the toilet. Add fake snow to the mirror. And, hang a number of balls and décor from the ceiling with ribbon. The holiday season is the time to spread cheer. So spread seasonal sentiments throughout the inside and exterior of your home. There’s no such thing as ‘too much’ holiday cheer.

Helen Moser has been decorating for the holidays she started making her own pieces out of construction paper and glitter at school. With years of experience and a keen eye for style, she often blogs about her tips and tricks for pulling together the best holiday decor for today's spaces.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sporty 25 Oz Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle Review

Every night, I join my parents in walking. This is our only form of exercise and family bonding at the same time. Each one of us would carry a water bottle and walk for 45 minutes to an hour. It's always nice to chug cold water when you're all tired and sweaty.

I was recently sent a Sporty 25 Oz Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Flip Cap and Straw Sporty 25 Oz Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Flip Cap and Straw via Tomoson. The bottle is BPA Free, Eco Friendly, Great for Hiking, Biking, At the Gym, or Simply on the Go. Its double wall vacuum insulation keeps drinks cold for hours.

My Thoughts

The first time I laid my eyes on this water bottle, I can't help but be impressed. It looks really cool, it feels smooth and it's easy to hold. I immediately washed it and put some cold water in it. I left it at room temperature for a couple of hours and when I came back for it, the water is still cold. The nice thing about it is there is no condensation, so even if you put it inside your bag, the rest of your stuff won't get wet.

The next day, I put cold water again with some ice cubes and left it at room temperature again. I got busy with some other things and forgot about it. When I came back after 3 hours, I shook the water bottle and I can still hear the ice cubes. I opened it to check and was really surprised that the ice had not melted. This water bottle is well insulated you can be sure to have a cold drink for hours.

I haven't requested for my Koozie (cozy), yet. But I heard that if you use it, the ice cubes inside the water bottle can last for days. How cool is that? I love this water bottle and I highly recommend this.


This is a great water bottle to bring anywhere you go. The liquids are kept cold for quite a long time and you don't have to worry about getting your stuff wet inside the bag because there is no condensation. It's easy to clean and it looks really nice.

Where to buy?

Hydracentials Sporty 25 oz. Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle is available on Amazon. For more information about the product please visit their website at Beauty by Shea.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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