I'm hoping everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! As kids
make their way back into the classrooms, you can hear that
collective sigh from parents around the world. That sigh of
"after 3 months I have time to myself!"
If you're a teacher you're just getting back to work, how would you
like a free planner and folder samples? It's
one less thing you have to buy for the classroom. Just fill
in the form and pick the products you need (a school name is
required). Teachers can also get a free 24x36 "Huddle up with
a good book" poster. School name and address are required
on the form.
Now is a great time to get a free family portrait from Walmart.
When seasons change, lots of new beauty products and trends start to pop up in stores and department store counters. Fall is a great time to update your beauty routine and experiment with new trends without having to spend a whole lot.
Treat yourself to a new you with these products to try for the season:
I hate those mornings when I'm sleep-deprived then someone comes up to me and says, "Hey, you look tired...," because what they really meant in the back of their mind was "Whoa, you're not lookin' so great. You must've had a rough night."
For me, the eyes are the most important feature on a face so I always try to keep my "windows to the soul" looking fresh and vibrant. Unfortunately, we don't wake up in the morning looking perfect – we might be up and awake, but our eyes aren't--and not enough sleep, stress, alcohol are factors that become visible in our eyes.
If you've been out all night and don't want your boss to know, read on for some simple tips and tricks to brighten up tired eyes--without the need for any expensive eye creams:
Beauty can be a pain, and hair removal is no exception. Despite some of the horror stories I've heard about epilators, I was pretty excited when I received the Braun Silk-epil Xelle 5180 ($70). With summer now in full swing, I don't want to have to be shaving my legs every couple of days.
I hope all of you are avid users of sunscreen and at the very least use
it on your face daily. In a recent article taken from the SF Gate, it was reported that the FDA is changing the standards of how SPF is determined. Currently, SPF only refers to UVB rays (causes sunburn) and not UVA rays (causes skin cancer). Sound confusing? It is.
Most sunscreens in the U.S. market claim to protect against both types of damaging rays, but really don't. In fact, 20% of the products here can't be sold in Europe because their UVA standards are so strict and have been in place for many years. Why is the U.S. behind, considering our rates of melanoma have gone up 50% from 1994 to 2004?
I recently learned that The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) does not authorize FDA to approve cosmetic ingredients (except color additives that are not coal-tar hair dyes), and that cosmetic manufacturers can pretty much put whatever they want into their products, except the few that have been prohibited. The next time you head to the drugstore to pick up your favorite lotion, face cream, or any other beauty product, you might want to take a look at the ingredients list. The list is usually quite long and most of the ingredients you probably can't pronounce.