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Probelle is Tops in Nail Treatment

Posted on: September 13th, 2014

Probelle Touch N Grow

Probelle Touch N Grow


With an offering 2 remarkable Nail Hardening formulas, Probelle is a “Must-have” if your nail are looking weak and shabby.

Touch N’ Grow Nail Hardener Formula 1 is formulated to repair and restore damaged nails. My nails tend to break and crack so Probelle Nail Hardeners will be perfect for me. By forming a protective barrier over you r nails, they will be less likely to break or crack.

To achieve the best results possible, apply Touch N’ Grow Nail Hardener Formula 1 daily for several days. Once your nails become healthier and stronger use the the same formula as a base coat before applying your favorite nail color. Probelle recommends using Formula 1 for 2 to 4 weeks then continuing with Touch N’ Grow PLUS

Touch N’ Grow Plus Nail Hardener Formula 1 is quite a remarkable nail hardener as it is formulated with Garlic and Lime. As stated by Probelle,, ” With special elements extracted from garlic, not only does this amazing formula harden and grows the nail, it also protects against fungus. Along with Garlic, Lime is a key additive to maintain hardness and growth while restoring the whiteness of the nail. ”

Probelle reccomends using Touch N’ Grow Nail Hardener Formula 1 then switching to Touch N’ Grow Plus Hardener Formula 2 and continue using as your base coat. You will have healthier, stronger and happier nails in no time. You can purchase probelle at http://www.pro-belle.com.

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“Shades Of Fall” on IndyStyle TV

Posted on: September 8th, 2014

Melinda Lombardi presents “Shades of Fall” beauty and accessory items in Fall colors.

melinda shades of fall

melinda shades of fall

Watch the video here: http://wishtv.com/2014/09/09/its-a-glam-thing-shades-of-fall/

1.) Brow Art 23 – Whether you have blonde hair, red hair, or brown hair, you’ll want to richen it up for Fall. With that in mind, eyebrows are a consideration also. Brow Art 23 offers Eyebrow Cakes in a variety of colors: Blonde, Taupe, Auburn, Brown, Dark Brown and Charcoal to thicken brows, fill in sparse areas, match to your hair color or not . You’ll want to use a good brush with the Eyebrow Cakes like the Brow Art 23 angle brush. To keep your brows looking fresh and clean Brow Art 23 offers eyebrow threading services and more beauty products and has a location at Circle Centre Mall in Indianapolis and other locations nearby. browart23.com for locations visit http://browart23.com/location.html

2.) iKen Watches (pronounced “eee-ken”) are perfect for creating a custom Fall accessory. The watches are created by London-born Paru Radia. There are five parts to each iKen Watch — all can be changed, with no tools needed. They are water resistant and can be customize designed online or in-store and can match your school’s team colors, your flag, even your sneakers. There are over 248,000 possible combinations iKenWatches.com

3.) Arbonne Lip Polish in Raisin is a great Fall color to wear alone or layer over a Lipstick like Arbonne’s Lipstick in Jam. The lip polish glides on silky smooth and delivers superior shine without the stickiness. The Lipstick is long-wearing, feather-resistant and glides on easily for full coverage, and intensely conditions and hydrates lips. www.arbonne.com ID:: 14736493

4.) Hanes offers women’s legwear in colors and patterns for Fall like:
Hanes Matte Opaque Control Top tight in Pine / Potent / Sapphire / Cameo / Raisin, for a smoother look with a control top that won’t squeeze.

Hanes Season less Control Top tight in Crimson for all the coverage you need no matter what the weather.

Hanes Cable Texture tight in Sapphire Cable is a hot trend right now, so in these tights, you’ll be riding the trend! They are knit with luxuriously soft premium yarns to feel wonderful on your legs.

Hanes Diamond Texture tight in Potent The subtle diamond pattern in these tights add texture without drawing too much attention. There’s a tiny dot in the center of each diamond. www.hanes.com

5.) INNI Nail Wraps (pronounced In-E) in dark fall floral print, grey and white marble print and small leopard print are just a few of the designs that are a great fit for Fall nails. You can customize your Nail Wraps online or choose a coordinated set from one of over a thousand pre-designed Inni nail wraps. They last looking perfect up to 14 days and don’t peel or chip. Created from extremely durable and flexible vinyl, the wraps can be stretched to cover the entire nail surface for a flawless wrinkle-free manicure every time. Removing is easy – just peel off after 2 weeks and say goodbye to toxic fumes! www.inni.com

6.) Nubar’s Falling in Love Collection of brush on nail lacquer features eight colors rich in glistening Mica. DON’T RUSSET, SWEET HUE, LUSH, AFFAIR, QUEEN, FIRST DATE, PASSION’S PAIN and LOVE AMERICAN STYLE are the colors in this collection. The polishes are vegan and free of toxins. www.bynubar.com

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Get The Secret To Hydrated, Sexy Lips From Dr. Janet Zand

Posted on: September 8th, 2014

Lip Balm: Did you know?

News from Dr. Zand: Most lip balms contain ingredients that actually inflame your lip tissue … dissolve your skin’s natural oils … and prevent your lips from absorbing moisture. Here’s what to do instead …

When your lips become chapped, dry, or irritated, I’ll bet the first thing you reach for is a tube of lip balm. And that can be a good idea. Since your lips are one of the least protected parts of your body, they need constant moisture to stay in peak condition.

Conventional wisdom says that lip balms seal in moisture and provide lip comfort. They can protect your delicate lips from summer sun, winter winds, and other harsh environments, too. But here’s something you may find surprising: typical lip balms actually make your lips drier.

That’s right! Many of the popular lip balms and creams contain active ingredients that prevent your skin from absorbing moisture. So your lips continue to feel dry and scaly. That’s why you have to apply lip balms again and again to get relief.

The vast majority of lip balms are also filled with chemicals that, over time, crack and inflame lip tissue…making you look years older.

Worst of all, few of these products do anything to protect your lips against harsh weather, environmental pollution and other toxins that damage and age your skin!The next time you buy a lip product, check the label…

I have written several bestsellers including Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child, and Smart Medicine for Healthier Living. I am also the co-founder of Zand products. You may have seen Zand herbal formulas in health food stores across the country.

But more important than my credentials is the fact that I totally understand what it’s like to deal with aging skin — because my skin is aging too. I spend a lot of time outdoors, in air conditioned offices, and traveling in airplanes with dry dirty air. I tried many lip balms to keep my lips moist but none of them were really impressive.

That’s why I decided to do some investigating on typical lip products out there—and what I discovered was downright shocking.

For example, many lip balms contain camphor, phenol and menthol. These ingredients may give your lips a nice cooling sensation—but they are also the most drying.

Another common ingredient is salicylic acid, a natural exfoliant. It’s supposed to help slough off dry, flaky skin…but all it usually does is leave lips chapped and peeling.

But probably the worst culprit is the one ingredient that’s the most popular: petroleum-based oils. These include petroleum jelly, or mineral oil.

Petroleum-based oils actually suffocate your lips and mouth. They dissolve your skin’s natural oils. With regular use, petroleum-based lip products make your lips feel dry and hard. And they do little and nothing to protect your delicate lips from harsh weather, either.

Here’s what your lips really need to stay moist and supple… while helping them appear years younger, too

To soothe, hydrate and nourish your lips, I suggest sunflower seed oil. A recent study found numerous benefits to this oil, both for your health as well as your beauty regime!

Not only does sunflower seed oil absorb and moisturize, it’s chock-full of skin-loving Vitamins A, D, and E.

Sunflower seed oil is also an abundant source for compounds like lecithin that help protect cell membranes against pathogens. For example, a study conducted on preterm infants showed that sunflower seed oil helped prevent bacterial infections and dramatically improved the overall look and feel of problem skin.

With its ability to deeply nourish, hydrate, and protect, you can see why sunflower seed oil is one of my top recommendations for breaking the cycle of dry lips. But it’s far from my only one!

The two nutrients your lips are thirsting for— yet you won’t find them in most lip products!

Because your lips are constantly exposed to the elements, they’re also the first to show signs of age-causing environmental damage. So you need to give them extra defense against hot summer sun and harsh winter winds.

And the easiest, best way to do this is with these two common antioxidants: Vitamin C and Vitamin E.

You know that Vitamin C helps you avoid colds and flu. But some exciting studies show it can actually repair environmentally damaged skin. Here’s how.

Vitamin C has the ability to help tissues repair themselves … which means it can help rejuvenate the look and feel of lips damaged by harsh weather. What’s more, Vitamin C helps boost collagen production. Collagen is a protein that keeps your skin and lips plump and wrinkle free.

Meanwhile, Vitamin E is a remarkable anti-aging nutrient. It helps protect cells from sun exposure and other environmental damage. Studies show it can also prevent scarring, smooth the appearance of existing wrinkles, and fight skin inflammation.

Together, this antioxidant team creates a chemical bond that shields the delicate lip area from the ravages of sun, smoke and air pollution. They also fight off the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth and lips.

Many lip creams contain either Vitamin C or Vitamin E…but very few contain both. And you need both nutrients to get the most benefits!

The final way to keep lips moist and young looking is to calm inflammation and repair rough, scaly skin. That’s why you need to know about…

The Hawaiian Nutty Secrets that Calm, Soothe, and Heal

Native Hawaiians used macadamia and kukui nut oils to relieve sunburn pain and protect their skin from the tropical sun.

Today, scientists know that these nutty oils are chock full of health-giving Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. Your lips need high levels of essential fatty acids to stay hydrated, plump and young looking.

These Hawaiian beauty secrets are rich in palmitoleic acid, a nutrient that closely resembles the oils in your skin. That’s why they absorb so deeply and improve your skin’s natural moisture levels.

What’s more, macadamia and kukui nut oils are natural sources of phytosterols, vitamin E, and other skin-loving compounds that protect cell health and repair visible signs of aging.

If you want plump, sensuous lips that can make you look years younger than your true age—these Hawaiian nuts are your most effective beauty secret.

So Where Can You Find All These Lip-Loving Nutrients?

Your lips are the hardest working part of your face. So the sooner you treat dry, aging lips – the better. But caution: typical lip products – even those expensive, department-store brands — simply won’t do the job.

Announcing New Système 41 Hydrating Lip Therapy

That’s why I worked hand-in-hand with the formulators at Système 41. Together, we developed a spa-strength lip treatment that includes all my “must-have” ingredients for moist, supple lips—and then some.

It’s called Système 41 Hydrating Lip Therapy. And it’s specially formulated to replenish natural moisture, restore youthful suppleness, and deliver dramatic, age-defying results.

Système 41 Hydrating Lip Therapy includes sunflower seed oil to hydrate and shield against moisture loss.

It contains the most effective, most absorbable forms of both Vitamin C and Vitamin E to nourish your lips and repair free radical damage.

It also contains an advanced proprietary blend of macadamia and kukui nut oils called SOLaLeur®. SOLaleur® is clinically proven to ease sunburn and other environmental damage while protecting against redness and inflammation. In fact, studies showed that it has a remarkable 85% success rate for improving the look and feel of dry, irritated skin!

If you’re allergic to tree nuts, the heating and filtering process used in SOLaLeur removes the allergenic proteins. And anecdotal evidence showed that people with tree nut allergies did not show any adverse reactions. But please check with your doctor.

But That’s Not All. To make our Hydrating Lip Therapy even more effective, I added…

•Extra Virgin Olive Oil: You may know that olive oil has been seen as a natural healer for over 5,000 years. Olive oil is a powerful antioxidant, natural anti-inflammatory and an excellent remedy for soothing and nourishing your lips.

•Rose Hip Seed Oil: Packed with skin-loving vitamin A and essential fatty acids, rosehips helps increase collagen and elastin levels. So it helps reduce the appearance of fine lines while improving natural skin tone.

•Hemp Seed Oil is made up of 80% essential fatty acids, which is higher than any other plant on the planet. As a result, hemp oil deeply absorbs into the skin’s surface and helps regenerate the skin’s protective layer.

I promise you this: no other product contains all the lip-loving ingredients that Système 41 Hydrating Lip Therapy does – all in a 100% organic beeswax base. And like every other Système 41 product, our Hydrating Lip Therapy is 100% natural. No chemicals…no petroleum-based oils. Just gentle, pure ingredients that love your lips.

It’s the Perfect Addition to Everyone’s Beauty Bag!

Imagine looking at yourself in the mirror and seeing soft, dewy, kissable lips…the kind you used to have in your 20s.

Imagine having lips that look moist, hydrated and plump naturally…no matter what the weather.

Imagine lips that have a rosy glow even without lipstick…and make you look years younger than you true age.

Système 41 Hydrating Lip Therapy makes it possible!

It glides on and moistures, without feeling greasy or sticky. It soothes and nourishes, so lips look plump and younger. It lasts long—and helps your lipstick last longer. And it’s a must-have for everyone’s beauty bag.

I recommend you apply Hydrating Lip Therapy each morning, before you put on your lipstick. And keep one on your nightstand, so you can soothe, treat and nourish your lips as you sleep. Dr. Janet Zand-

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DIY SOS Tricks And Tips For Fashion Emergencies

Posted on: September 4th, 2014

Fashion mishaps can “strike” at the most inconvenient times. Loose hems, broken heels, and popped buttons are just some of the likely culprits. With a little homespun know how, ladies can arm themselves with a DIY arsenal to combat fashion malfunctions. Dr. Ngozi Etufugh is a fashion expert and blogger www.IHENAEWU.COM who provides some quick and easy fixes to alleviate wardrobe 911s.

DIY Fashion & Beauty Tips

DIY Fashion & Beauty Tips

Loose Buttons: If you’re wearing a cardigan and a button pops off, you can thread a spare twist tie through the button and secure it behind the sweater. Beware — this only works on open weaves and loose knits. Use a twist tie on any finer fabrics, and you’re just going to ruin your clothes.

Instant Manicure- Wite-Out: When you have a big meeting and unkempt nails simply use Wite-Out to line the tips of your nails for a quick DIY French mani. “It’ll look just as good and will dry in no time,” says Dr. Etufugh.

Feet Slipping In New Shoes: To keep your feet from slipping in your new shoes (the rubbing is what can cause those sores to start), use a little clear deodorant on the areas your blisters usually occur. “Duct tape works as well,” says Dr. Etufugh. A trick used by athletes, the tape takes the friction normally transferred to your foot, keeping blisters at bay.

Ring is too big: Just because they didn’t have your size doesn’t mean you can’t wear that cocktail ring. Dr. Etufugh has the solution. “Simply use the pad of a clip-on earring, or even a small piece of the pad used on the bottom of furniture, and adhere it to the inside of the ring.”

Your hem comes undone: For a temporary hem in a pinch, you can use whatever tape is lying around: Masking, duct, gaffers’ (But avoid staples — they damage the fabric.) “Even better,” says Dr. Etufugh, “keep a roll of double-sided fabric “fashion” tape handy. This tape is handy for blouse gaps, too.”

Your zipper sticks — or worse, breaks: Soap or orthodontic wax works like magic on stuck zippers, says Dr. Etufugh. Alternatively, try rubbing a candle over the spot. For a broken zipper, use an adhesive Velcro strip to close the fly temporarily until you can get a replacement.”

Your button is dangling by a thread: Take a twist-tie from a bag of bread and remove the paper coating. Thread the wire through the button and tie at the back of the cloth.

Your skirt or pants are wrinkled and there’s no time to set up the ironing board: “This is one of my faves” says Dr. Etufugh. “Your flat hair iron makes a great substitute — no board needed. If your collar needs an extra perk-up, stiffen the fabric with a spritz of firm-hold hair spray.”

Static cling makes your skirt tangle around your legs: “Hair spray comes to the rescue. Spray inside the skirt and add a couple of spritzes to your tights,” says Dr. Etufugh.

Makeup stains on your blouse: Baby wipes can remove smaller stains. So can a damp warm cloth with hand soap.

Food in your teeth before a big meeting: Post-it notes can do the trick. Use the points and edges. Dr. Etufugh adds that, “You can also use them to clean underneath your nails or to get rid of that stray lipstick that seems to have smudged outside the lines.”

Lost Earring Backs: If you’ve somehow lost the back of your earring, an eraser can double as an earring back. Just snip it in half, remove the earring, and make a hole in the eraser (so you don’t hurt yourself trying to do it while the earring is in your ear).

Shiny Face: “Blotting papers and toilet seat covers are made of similar materials” says Dr. Etufugh. “If you’re looking a little oily and forgot your powder or blotting papers at home, grab a toilet seat cover and run into the stall for a quick fix.”

Paper Clips: They’re all over your office and can be great for more than just those stacks of paper you have on your desk. You never know when you’re going to need to fix a strap, fasten a missing button or clip together a torn hem. They can even pin back your hair or de-clump that mascara!

Stapler: For that loose hem, grab the stapler. Another trick: If you staple a dark clothing item, grab a Sharpie to color the metal black so that it doesn’t show.

You Broke a Heel: “Glue, particularly super glue, is powerful and can quickly become your friend when it comes to repairs. If your heel comes off on your way to a client meeting or is about to break, try to align it in its original position as best you can, apply super glue, and then apply pressure for a few minutes to ensure it will stay,” says Dr. Etufugh.

You Scuffed Your Shoes: “The solution depends on the shoes,” says Dr. Etufugh. She adds,” For leather, scrub away your scuffs with a little toothpaste; petroleum jelly will fix up your patent leather shoes and make them shine like new; brushing an eraser in one direction removes suede scuffs; and for your canvas kicks, use a baking soda paste.”

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