Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Something Sweet Undies July 2017 Box Review

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Here is one of the great panties I received.


What woman doesn’t love pretty panties? Something Sweet Undies is a monthly subscription service that brings two new pairs of cute panties to your door for just $11 a month and free USA shipping.  This California-based company does ship internationally for only $10 more.

Monday, July 24, 2017

How to Recycle to Better Keep Your Tomato Plants and Other Vegetables Off the Ground!

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You'll get more tomatoes from healthier plants.


I hope that your garden is doing better mine.  After all the rain that we’ve been having, the weather has turned those few still surviving into scrawny excuses of plants.  However, I still like to give these pathetic guys all the help they can get to keep them off the ground when tied to their stakes.

I used to cut an old sheet into strips to tie around the plants to keep them secure to their stakes.  This was fine, but I found something that works much better.  Now I save my old pantyhose that I would normally throw away and recycle them for another purpose of stretchy plant ties.

What I like to do is taking a pair of old pantyhose, cut off the panty, then use the legs as a stretchable brace to support them against their stakes.  I tried this in the past and it so much better than using strips of cloth because they aren’t so tight to hamper the circulation of the plants and move as they continue to grow.

Hopefully, this continual bout of what seems like daily rain will stop and end so my plants have a chance to catch up before the deer behead them as usual.  Nonetheless, I wanted to share because this gardening tip can help your plants thrive!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

What You Need to Remember If You Favor Skinny Jeans or Leggings!

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If you love skinny jeans and leggings, you need to read this post.

For the most part, the trend of colored skinny jeans has lost momentum for 2017.  Yet, skinny jeans are still going strong this year, especially the variety with stretch. As flattering as a body-hugging style may treat your curves, there is something you never think about until it happens to you.  I’m talking about what to do if you accidentally spill a piping, hot beverage in your lap.  


Having lived through this nightmare, your first thought is getting those jeans off as quickly as possible.  I was lucky that my horrible experience occurred at home in my kitchen and not when I was out in public. Immediately, I stripped trying to escape that intense pain from an entire cup of scalding hot chocolate that fell out of my hand between my legs.  However, I later found out that it was a mistake.

What I learned while I was healing was that it is better to immediately run a tub with warm (not hot) water and jump in with the jeans on.  This helps air from getting to the burn and lessens the risk of shock.  If someone is with you, have them root through your pantry for a box of baking soda that you can dump into the water because it can temporarily help cool some of the pain.

Regardless of how much you paid for those jeans, if any of the material is stuck to your skin as you carefully undress, cut yourself out.  Be extremely cautious with how you remove that cut material in the area because you don’t more skin with it than the inflicted damage.  Also, by pulling the material away too quickly can embed fabric particles to complicate your risk of infection.

I washed the area as gently as I could with plain soap and water before applying antibiotic ointment, then wrapping with large, sterile non-stick pads before applying layers of sterile cotton gauze.

This post is not meant to frighten you, but to save you pain.  After all, accidents are never planned and do happen when you least expect them.  This healthy living tip post is just worth remembering in case!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Fuego Box July 2017 Review

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This trio can introduce you to new taste experiences!


Some people quiver at the mention of hot sauce, but not yours truly.  With how they enhance flavor, I look forward to each new one that I try like the flaming pleasures that accompanied my latest trio from Fuego Box, the hot sauce subscription.

This month I discovered El Perro Afortunado’s Lucky Dog.  This lively, but moderate sauce has a Mexican beat with fire-roasted tomatoes, paprika, onion, garlic, and cumin among its ingredients.  You can use this easily on practically any dish that you normally reserve for hot sauce without worrying about losing your tongue to any consuming fire.

Jersey Barnfire Garden State Green makes for an interesting heat.  This green-colored sauce has cilantro-lime mixed with tomatillo, green chilies, green peppers, and spices for a delicious twist to eggs, meats, fish, sandwiches, and dips.   

LBI Love Potion is a robust, but not a killer hot sauce. This is garlic dominating, habanero pepper-based sauce that doesn’t have as much vinegar as others, which allows the other ingredients of carrots, onions and garlic to reign.  This is a versatile hot sauce, and especially tasty put in a dipping sauce.

If you’re adventurous and seeking extra flavor, I suggest signing up for a Fuego Box.  Their hot sauce subscription box can introduce you to artisan sauces to start you on that enhanced culinary journey.  

The cost of this box is $29.95 per quarter with free shipping.  You also can expect an informational card about the sauces and recommended foods to go along with each sauce. By all means, visit Fuego Box and check them out!

Friday, July 21, 2017

How to Prolong a Beautiful Manicure From Chipping While on Vacation!

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Some simple precautions can save your nails so you can concentrate on fun!


Going on vacation is the time when you want to relax and enjoy yourself.  Something that you shouldn’t have to worry about is repainting your nails just because you also want to have fun.  If this sounds like a good plan to you, then let me fill you in on ways that can keep those nails looking good and chip free longer.

You might want to start thinking about how you handle your zippered suitcase when you arrive to unpack. Without thinking as you work, those nails could accidentally brush up against the metal teeth of that zipper, which could happen if it sticks or when in a hurry to keep your outfits from wrinkling.

Two alternatives can help you out of this fix.  If you’re traveling alone, pack of pair of gloves in your handbag or get a wash cloth from your hotel room to keep the nails covered as you unzip. The idea is just to find something that makes a barrier between your painted nails and those metal teeth of the zipper.  

However, you’re probably traveling with your man.  Give him one of your smiles and he’ll be glad to help.  If not, then recruit him.

Perhaps, you plan on spending a lot of time in the pool or at the ocean.  Of course, you will want to apply plenty of SPF at least thirty minutes before you step outside and every two hours afterwards.   What you don’t know is that a chemical sunscreen (not the mineral variety) on polished nails can dull and weaken the integrity of their formal enough to ruin them.

An easy fix is making sure to wipe your nails clean after a fresh sunscreen application. Take an extra towel in your beach bag or tote and this won’t be an issue.

When you actually jump into chloride-treated water of that beautiful hotel pool, you need to remember that your nails will be softer.  The best way to save them from chipping is to avoid using them as a comb upon getting out of the pool.  

A better idea is to just pack a wide-tooth comb in that beach bag to keep yourself presentable.  

When you’re getting ready for dinner and a great evening out, you might be reaching for your fragrance and maybe hair spray, depending on your style.  The ingredients if left on the nails can dull and harm them so wash and dry your hands with plain soap, not any hand sanitizer, as soon as possible. Sanitizers also have alcohol to kill the shine and destroy their beauty.

Hopefully, these nail care tips will keep you beautiful longer because vacations are too short and precious to waste!    

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Glossybox Tropical Beauty July 2017 Review

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Glossybox July 2017 brings tropical beauty delights for summer.  


Anyone obsessed with beauty needs a great beauty subscription like Glossybox because the thrills keep coming every time a new box arrives.  The theme for this month is Tropical Beauty with ideal products to help perfect your summer look!

For those unfamiliar with Glossybox, you typically can expect five luxury beauty items from full to generous sample sizes of makeup, nail, skin and hair care to tools, etc. for $21 a month with free shipping within the United States.  You also receive a detailed sheet describing each product in the box as well.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A Beautiful Free Way to Keep Your Cords Organized

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This is a thrifty tip on how to better store your cords without damaging them.


I hate all those needed small cords and wires that we have to depend on because they can be a problem to store.  However, I found a way that you can keep the thinner ones like video or USB cables organized without buying anything special.

This trick involves those plastic fasteners you find on bread bags, potatoes, onions, etc.  Instead of throwing them away, take off and wash them to use for another purpose.  They work well to keep those skinnier wires neatly separated!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Reasons Explaining Your Lack of Energy and How You Might Recharge Your Body!



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Life is too short to waste when you have no energy.  This post is a good place to start.


Though we all get tired, some of us succumb to that feeling much sooner than others. Of course, there can be a variety of reasons from too much physical activity, certain drugs like antihistamines, cough medicines, alcohol to some of the medications that you’re currently on.  Not getting enough sleep or experiencing jet lag can also explain why you might be feeling exhausted more than you should.  Yet, what if I told you that there could be issues with your diet that also could be to blame for your lagging energy.

One of the biggest causes of fatigue, especially in women, is due to dehydration.  When you don’t get enough water, you cause the body all kinds of grief because water cuts down the normal blood flow to the organs to cause that drained feeling.  Try drinking six to eight  (8-ounce) glasses of water a day and see if your energy levels improve.  

Monday, July 17, 2017

Make Most of Your Nails This Summer! –These Flattering Neutral Shades of Sally Hansen Color Therapy Nail Polishes (#230, #310, #180, #200) Review

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Check out these caring neutrals nail shades from Sally Hansen's Color Therapy for summer.


If you want to try some perfect nail polish shades for summer, the choices could be endless.  The best way to narrow down the number is to seek out ones that can do more for your nails than just beautify them with color.  Sally Hansen’s Color Therapy Nail Polish line is a prime example because it does more than pretty them up by nourishing with natural argan, acia and evening primrose oils to improve nail condition.

Though the current trend is the eye-popping, bright colors of blues, greens, teals, magenta, raspberries, wild canary yellows, etc., I think pale neutrals can never go out of style.  Colors like #230 Sheer Nirvana, #180 Chai on Life, #310 Couple’s Massage, and #200 Powder Room can dress up a tan just as easily for those that prefer a classic look.

#230 Sheer Nirvana is a delicate pink.  It was extremely sheer and took three coats before I got the degree of color I was striving for.

#180 Chai on Life is a nude with some taupe to it.  This one covered better to give me a nice finish in just two coats.

#310 Couple’s Massage is another pale, shimmering peach shade.  It is a bit sheer and takes a few coats, but is simply gorgeous once you finish.

#200 Powder Room is a pearlescent pink-nude color.  Two coats of this can make hands look ever so graceful.

To preserve their beauty, I suggest  the Sally Hansen Color Therapy Top Coat to stretch out their wear.  Find Color Therapy wherever you shop for Sally Hansen.