Have you ever felt completely overwhelmed by the countless number of beauty products out there? We can relate! Luckily our friends at SELF Magazine set out every year to bring us the very best in beauty with their annual Healthy Beauty Awards. This year the mag had 1,600 readers test 1,505 products to figure out the hottest items in hair, face, makeup, body, sun and even best buys under 10 bucks! Check out some of readers’ favs below!
John Frieda Full Hydrate + Rescue Deep Conditioner Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Serum La Rouche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid
If your dog could talk we imagine he would want you to know this! The other day we worked with the Companion Animal Parasite Council and learned some startling facts about parasites and our pets. Lyme disease is at an all time high yet only 50% of pet owners protect their pets. By protecting your furry family member, not only are you keeping them safe from this dangerous disease but your whole family as well. Find out how at petsandparasites.org. http://www.lifeminute.tv/health/video/protecting-pets
The results are in! Sex improves as you get older, according to 57 percent polled in Allure Magazine’s first-ever national Aging Survey…1,000 men and 1,000 women…to find out how Americans really feel about physical signs of aging. But that’s not all we learned.
Turns out we’re pretty concerned about the effects aging has on appearance. In fact, out of those surveyed the ideal age they wished they could feel and look is 31!
What else? 42 percent of women would consider anti-aging injections or plastic surgery where only 18 percent of men would.
And when Allure asked people what they fear more about aging…dying or looking old…the largest response was that they fear neither. Looks like we get wiser as we age!
We just wrapped up working with SELF magazine’s Beauty Director, Elaine D’Farley talking about National Nutrition Month and now we’re hungry. Why? Because she’s got us hooked on these…
Spooners are these bite sized cereal bisquits that are jam packed with fiber, no artificial sweeteners and stamped with a seal of approval from the Whole Grain Council. But that’s not the only reason we like them…we do because they’re DELISH! And a healthy snack alternative to cookies or candy.
We’ve been munching on them all afternoon and will be for the next few weeks…or until the bag runs out which might be at the end of the day at this rate.
Our Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kicked off with one of our favorite shows, the Red Dress Collection 2013. Heads turned and hearts swooned for the ladies in red — rocking the carpet and the runway. The cause? To spread awareness that heart disease is the #1 killer of women.
Beautiful L’Oreal Paris Derm Dr. Gervaise Gerstner gives us the scoop on the new FDA guidelines!
Top tips: Make sure your sunscreen says “broad-spectrum” on the label. What else? ”water resistant,” not “waterproof!”
Does Hollywood have some secret covenant to populate the world with insanely awful baby names? Is there a bet out there and the joke is on us? The world got wind that Victoria Beckham is finally being blessed with a little princess. Wonderful.
But we also just got news of her baby’s name. Are your ready? Can you handle the truth?
Santa. As in Claus. Yep. I have to admit, Apple is sounding more and more endearing to me these days. I wasn’t so fond of Bronx (Ashlee Simpson Wentz), or Buddy Bear (Jamie Oliver), but they can grow on me. I’m not sure Santa ever will.
And who can compete with Santa? When Gwen Stefani tells her little lovelies that Santa is coming, and it isn’t the real Santa, what then? How awful to live your life as the girl that people thought was the dude responsible for the magic of Christmas, but really was just a girl.
The positive side, because it is always right to end with a positive, is I hate when other people tell you what or what not to name your child. That is worse baby naming etiquette than choosing a bizarre name. It really is no one’s business, unless asked.
I like the fact that Hollywood is doing what they want and not caring what others think. I can appreciate that. First rule of baby club is this-you do what is right for you and yours and ignore the outside opinions that will be flung your way. Inevitably, you will spend your life dodging daggers if you leave yourself open.
How to feed my child? How much sunlight per day? Night time routines? Should I name my child Santa? Someone always has something to say, especially if you ask. That must be why Victoria hasn’t called me lately. I was wondering what was up.
Jamie Tripp Utitus lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children where she teaches and freelances. Her personal blog, Ugly Like Me, began as a way to heal and cope with Multiple Sclerosis.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. with NEARLY 700,000 people dying each year, ABOUT 29% of all U.S. deaths.
To protect yourself, consider the following check list:
–Eating a healthy diet filled with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and fatty fish.
–If you smoke—QUIT!
–Maintain a healthy body weight
–Talk to your doctor about an exercise routine you can follow and incorporating Omega 3’s into your diet.
Omega-3s reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke by breaking down the bad cholesterol (triglycerides) in the blood stream. Hypertension also lowers with an increase in Omega-3s and research has shown that Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) are important for healthy cardiovascular function.