Bipolar and Mental Illnesses are written about here.

Petite Girls Guide

Fairytale Makeup

These makeup jobs are some of the best fairytale looks a person could do! These eyes, lips, cheeks, and faces are all unique and oh so beautiful! Wouldn’t you say? The first picture below blew my mind with the color chosen to be used for that look. It was an intense color, yet was subtly put on, matching the hair. The second picture struck me as gorgeous due to the way this makeup job was done. I love the pink color streaming down the middle of the nose and in the eyebrows. It’s so pretty! And the sequins under the eyes are muchly needed to make the make up pop. The third picture captured my heart with the almost periwinkle color on her hair, face, cheeks, eyes, and lips. Periwinkle is my favorite color, so I’m probably biased to love anything that color. I won’t go on about…

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Soul Mate Poem

They say love is blind, but I saw you coming from miles away. 

I have seen you in my dreams, and wondered who you were. 

Now we are together, and soul mates are just what we are. 

No matter how much time has gone by, I’ll never forget the first time you looked at me, and we fell in love. 

Noopept and its Benefits

“Noopept is the brand name for N-phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester, a Nootropic molecule similar to Piracetam. Noopept may alleviate cognitive decline.”

“Noopept is the brand name for N-phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester , a synthetic nootropic molecule.”

“Noopept has a similar effect to piracetam, in that it provides a mild cognitive boost after supplementation. Noopept also provides a subtle psychostimulatory effect.”

The other week, my husband bought the Noopept you see above, and told me that I should start taking it to help with my memory. He told me how it can help reverse memory loss and help with cognition. So far, I’ve been taking it for about 10 days and I can already sense that something has happened, or is happening to my memory. I have been able to recall certain memories with a much clearer view, so to say. It’s very hard to explain. I feel like I can reach certain memories in my head, but not all of them like the way I can, now that I’ve been using Noopept. I certainly recommend it for anyone at any age. Don’t wait till it’s too late to reverse damage. Help your brain today. 

“Noopept is one of the strongest nootropics available on the market today. It provides a boost to overall cognition and has a slight psychostimulatory effect. Contrary to most nootropics, Noopept’s effects start within mere minutes of ingestion making it an excellent choice right before mentally demanding tasks.”

“Noopept is a nootropic supplement that’s been getting a lot of attention lately. It has close ties to the popular racetam family of nootropics that are known for their benefits on cognitive ability as well their neuroprotective properties. What makes Noopept a unique nootropic in your toolbox is that its effects are felt almost immediately after ingestion.”

“Many nootropics can take days, weeks, or even months, for their full effects to kick in but Noopept is another story. Another nootropic that compares to Noopept’s immediate effects is phenylpiracetam.”

“Currently, Noopept is being prescribed and distributed in Russia and its surrounding countries for its nootropic properties. Its popularity has drastically increased and is now distributed worldwide.”

“Noopept as a nootropic is commonly compared to piracetam and aniracetam. It works via a similar mechanism as piracetam but is estimated to be 1,000 to 5,000 times more potent. This doesn’t imply that its effect is more profound, it just attunes itself better to the brain’s receptors. As a result, Noopept can be taken in relatively smaller doses to produce similar effects as that of Piracetam.”

What are benefits of taking Noopept? 

•Memory and Learning

“Noopept’s most emphasized benefit is how it can enhance memory and improve the learning process. Noopept, like Piracetam, assists with memory formation, but with additional benefits not present in the latter, which are memory consolidation and memory retrieval. Noopept facilitates the proper management of all forms of stimuli as they are processed by the brain, which allows for better memory retrieval. In other words, signals being processed by our senses are more streamlined as they are transported into our brains in the form of memory.”

“Through the continued use of Noopept, you will notice that you can digest more information and process it more readily for use in your daily activities. You might even recall names, places, maybe a word spoken in a chance encounter, a song title that you thought you had forgotten before, and so on. Memory lapses will be a thing of the past, or at least kept to a minimum.”


•Neuroprotective Properties

“Studies show that Noopept has high neuroprotective properties. The stimulation of the neurons caused by the health supplement prevents oxidative damage and apoptosis in the human brain. Many patients dealing with cognitive impairment regularly can benefit from a regular dosage of Noopept to prevent further dissociative cognitive functions.”


•Increased levels of NGF

“NGF (Nerve Growth Factor) is a unique protein in the body that is involved in the growth, maintenance, and survival of nerve cells, including brain cells. NGF is also considered to be a key player in neurogenesis, your body’s ability to create new cells.”


“By increasing NGF levels in the brain, we support the mechanisms involved in neurogenesis which improves the performance of neural networks within the brain, allowing for new neural connections. The result means potentially improved mental abilities in virtually all areas of cognition.”




•Increased levels of BDNF

“BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor) is another protein in the body that has a similar role to the NGF mentioned above. BDNF is considered one of the most important molecules involved in memory, playing a vital role in both short-term and long-term memory formation.”

•Improves Associations between Brain Hemispheres

“Both the right and left hemispheres of the brain have their own localized functions. Through the use of Noopept, each of these functions can be enhanced through the synthesis of various memories, ideas, and stimuli. There are nuances among these functions that enhance the way we think. That is why a lot of people have claimed that their quality of life had a significant improvement when taking Noopept in regular doses.”

If you want to read more about how Noopept works, its dosaging, and stacking; read the whole article. 

Source: braintropic.com

Source: Noopept

Look of the Week – Off-the-Shoulders Tops


This week, my favorite look is the off-the-shoulder top or blouse. There’s so many different styles of tops that come off the shoulders that you can wear this style for every occasion. That’s why I like the look so much. Versatility. You can dress up or down your shirt depending on bottoms and shoes. I have gathered cute outfits for work, personal life, going out on a date, and many more. Always be inspired to look your best. It reflects who you are. 

Look of the Week – Lip Piercing 


Yup! It’s back! The lip ring has made its, I don’t know, second, maybe third comeback since the 90’s. But now it’s the middle of the lower lip that has every trend setter wanting this look. From the one and only, scandalous Kim Kardashian shows us how she flaunts hers. 


I’m not sure how I feel about another lip piercing coming back as a trend, but at least with this look, you can get a fake cuff and put it on your lip to look like a real one. And I do like trends I can take off easily, and this sure would be one. Check out these sexy lips all pierced different ways on the middle of the lower lip. Are you a trend setter? Or follower? Just be on trend!

Kids of Bipolar or Schizophrenic Parents More Likely to Face Early Mental Health Issues



This is a wonderful article I found and had to share it with you, my readers. It deals with something I always think about, passing the bipolar gene to your child. It’s not something I’m willing to do, but for those who do decide to have kids, good for you and good luck, with all sincerity. I cannot imagine seeing someone that I made hurt so deeply because of this disease, so that is why my husband and I have choosen to stay child-free. But to each their own. I’m going to highlight the article’s main points, but be sure to read the whole article to really understand. 


“New research shows that children born to one or both parents with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder are more likely to suffer mental health problems by the age of seven.”


“Presented at the International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA) meeting in Milan, Italy, in October 2016, the Danish High Risk and Resilience Study — VIA 7 — included 522 children who were seven at the start of the study.”

“Of the children, 202 were born to at least one person diagnosed with schizophrenia (located using Danish registries), while 120 of them were born to least one parent diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The remaining 200 children were born to parents without any of these diagnoses.”


“The results show children born to parents with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder score higher than the other children using a tool called the child behavior checklist (CBCL). This is a widely used questionnaire with more than 100 questions given to parents and teachers that describes behavioral problems or signs of possible illness, the researchers said, explaining a higher score represents more problems.”

Sample CBCL: 


“Mean scores for children in the schizophrenia group were 27.2, the bipolar group 23.5, and control group 17.1.”

“There were also marked differences between the three groups concerning psychopathology, neurocognition, motor functioning and their home environment, according to the study’s findings.”


“Children born to parents with schizophrenia, and to a minor extent also bipolar disorder, were found to have increased risk for problems such as anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and stress/adjustment disorder, and were also more likely to display neurocognitive problems or delays. They also were more likely to grow up in families with a lower social status and a higher risk of adverse life events, according to the researchers.”


“She noted the researchers plan to follow the children until age 11, conducting a new assessment before puberty.”

““We do not know if the impaired children will catch up in neurocognitive areas or if their mental problems will be in remission, but since social aspects and environmental factors contribute significantly to child development — and they were quite marked already at age seven years — we are expecting similar or even worse results could be seen at age 11 years,” she said.”


Source: psychcentral.com

Virgo Essential Oil Blend – March 



I have been using Essential Oils for years now, and with that experience, I have created my favorite blend, which is made perfectly for Virgo’s. Virgo born people are hard workers, which in turn makes them very stressed out. They are positive most of the time, so uplifting scents are a big part of this special Virgo blend, made by me. It was developed throughout a year of trying out different scents to see which ones most affected me. If you are a Virgo, and you enjoy essential oils, this Blend will calm you down, keep your spirits up, and make you feel good. 

1. Frankincense



2. Patchouli 



3. Tangerine




4. Ylang Ylang 




5. Orange






I found this “Virgo” Blend of essential oils online and knew I must share! It’s already made so those of you who don’t have all the ingredients listed above, Thai might be a great choice. 

  • Want to buy this bottle of Virgo essential oils mix? Go to Virgo

Fairytale Makeup

These makeup jobs are some of the best fairytale looks a person could do! These eyes, lips, cheeks, and faces are all unique and oh so beautiful! Wouldn’t you say? The first picture below blew my mind with the color chosen to be used for that look. It was an intense color, yet was subtly put on, matching the hair. The second picture struck me as gorgeous due to the way this makeup job was done. I love the pink color streaming down the middle of the nose and in the eyebrows. It’s so pretty! And the sequins under the eyes are muchly needed to make the make up pop. The third picture captured my heart with the almost periwinkle color on her hair, face, cheeks, eyes, and lips. Periwinkle is my favorite color, so I’m probably biased to love anything that color. I won’t go on about the rest, you decide what is the prettiest look. 

Essential Oils for Pain



I’m a big time advocate for alternative help when it comes to pain. I have chronic back from tumbling as a gymnast and cheerleader. My back went out on me when I was just 17. Many years later, I struggle with chronic pain. I have medication, but I don’t want to use it if I don’t have to. I enjoy using essential oils to help alleviate my pain. If you are in pain, there is an essential oil that can help! 


Here is a list of essential oil’s for different types of pain, for varying pain such as: bone pain, circulation, inflammation, muscles, ligaments, and viruses



Young Living is the best Essential Oils carrier in the business! I love their oils so much more than other brands because of the ingredients it’s made from, and the concentration is much higher than other brands, leaving you needing to use less drops, thus saving you money. Not to mention their scents, I’ve always felt like their scents were much stronger than other brands that I have tried before. It is a little bit more expensive of an essential oils line, but for all of the reasons I listed above. Below is a pain Cream created by Young Living. I am going to try it after I purchase Valor, that is the only Oil I don’t have from the list. 






9 DIY Shaving Cream Recipes for Men and Women

I have searched ingredients in so many different shave creams, and what I’m about to share are the best, most natural recipes for a natural homemade shave. It’ll feel better than with other shave creams because of the healing ingredients that don’t strip your skin, but rather put nutrients back in, adding elasticity to the skin and leaving your body feeling oh so good afterwards. A lot of the essential oils used in these recipes are natural healing oils that keeps razor burn away, and your skin looking spectacular. You’ll make your mate especially happy with your smoothness, too. An added bonus if you will. 


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1,000 Calorie Diet


I am a petite girl, and I sometimes have trouble eating less calories in my diet, than I should. My recommended amount of calories for my height and weight are about 1,000 calories. So if you’re petite like me, or looking to shed some weight, try a low-calorie diet for a few days and see if you like the results. I’m sure you will! 

*Eating a low-Calorie diet can help you lose inches off your weight. Especially if you keep track of your calorie intake for at least 3 days. 

*Develop Lighter Eating Habits: 


*This shows the food pyramid for a 1,000 Calorie diet and the serving amounts for each category. 

*If you want to do a 1,000 Calorie diet, try it for just three days first, then continue with it if you were ok the changes. 


*Here are meal plans to help you keep inside 1,000 calories. 


*Now turn around and burn it off!!! 



Look of the Week – Editor’s Picks: Colors and Garments 




Dance Quote




Anti-Cellulite


Is there any way to eliminate the “cottage cheese” on your thighs and rear end? No, not really. But there are steps you can take to get rid of cellulite..

Cellulite, also known as gynoid lipodystrophy, is an aesthetic condition where fat deposits are visible underneath the skin, giving a dimpled effect. It can show up in any location, but the legs and bottom are most notable. Cellulite occurs in over 80% of the female population, with much fewer occurrences in men.

There are a number of different factors that cause cellulite. Excess estrogen, caused by hormonal imbalances or excess weight, can be a factor in cellulite production. Another hormone tied to cellulite is insulin. Imbalanced blood glucose levels found in people such as diabetics and pre-diabetics can cause cellulite. Stress also plays a huge roll in the development of cellulite.

Other factors that can cause cellulite are genetic predispositions, your sex, your race, underlying medical conditions, and your lifestyle. Scientists argue that there may be no cure for cellulite, but we can battle its appearance.

“Everyone has strands of connective tissue that separate fat cells into compartments and connect fat to skin. In women, these fibers form a honeycomb-shaped pattern, so any increase of fat tends to bulge out like stuffing in a mattress. You see less cellulite in men because their fibers run horizontally, forming a criss-cross pattern that prevents bulging or dimpling.”

“Though cellulite can pop up any time, it is true that cellulite does seem to appear out of nowhere and get worse with age. That’s because our tissues change. Those strands of connective tissue thicken with age, and our skin gets thinner, making cellulite more noticeable. More importantly, we gain fat with age. The average woman loses 5 lb of muscle and replaces it with about 15 lb of fat every decade of her adult life.”

Source: Target Cellulite



*Exercises for Cellulite:

  • Side to Side

Muscles worked: Quadriceps, abductors, adductors, hamstrings, and glutes. 

  • All-Fours Kickback

Muscles worked: Gluteal muscles. Wear ankle weights to intensify the workout.

  • Lying Inner-Leg Lift

Muscles worked: Inner thighs

  • Squat and Side Lift

Muscles worked: Glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, hip flexors, and abductors.

  • V-Leg Pull

Muscles worked: Outer thighs

  • One-Legged Lunge

Muscles worked: Glutes, quadriceps, and hamstrings


  • Butt Kicks

Muscles worked: Glutes, lower back, hamstring 

  • Squats with Weights

Muscles Worked: Thighs, inner-thighs, glutes

*Dry Rubbing


“When we’d heard dry skin brushing was an effective method for reducing cellulite, we knew we had to include it in our anti-cellulite road test. Sure enough, it was indeed one of the more succesful ways to smooth away less-than-perfect spots on your legs. But the more we looked into it, the more benefits we learned this relatively simple routine had to offer. Not only does it buff away dead skin, but it’s fantastic at boosting circulation and lymphatic drainage, and ultimately ridding the body of toxins. Your skin is your biggest organ, after all.”

“Dry skin brushing effectively opens up the pores on your skin. This is something you can — and should — be doing daily, even twice a day. Your skin should be dry, so the ideal time is in the shower before you turn on the water. Just a reminder, don’t get the brush wet.”

“You should only brush towards the heart. Making long sweeps, avoid back and forth, scrubbing and circular motions. Start at your feet, moving up the legs on both sides, then work from the arms toward your chest. On your stomach, direct the brush counterclockwise. And, don’t brush too hard: Skin should be stimulated and invigorated but not irritated or red.”

Benefits: “In addition to sloughing away dry skin on areas like knees, elbows and ankles, body brushing promotes tighter skin, cell renewal and blood flow. This also helps the lymphatic system release toxins and aids in digestion and kidney function. You’ll also notice a glowy, smooth complexion. We love it because it’s one of the easiest, cheapest and most effective things we can do for promoting healthy skin.”

Source: Anti-Cellulite

  • Homemade Treatments






Bailey’s Irish Cream Jello Shots

Holy cow, these little Jello shots look and taste so incredible! I made them last night and had them today. The flavor of the Bailey’s is so delicious and the texture of the Jello shots remind me of my being a kid, or actually more like college. I found this recipe and had to share it with my readers. If they look too good to be true, then make a bunch and see for yourself!


“These cute little Baileys Irish Cream Jello Shots are so much fun! Not only do they combine caffeine and booze for that perfect pick-me-up-yet-slow-me-down feeling, they taste delightful with a thin espresso layer on the bottom and a solid Baileys Irish Cream gelatin above.”

“Top them with a little dollop of fresh whipped cream and you have a 21 and over treat all your friends will adore.”


Making the Jello Shots:

  1. Start by whisking hot espresso (or coffee) with 2 packets of unflavored gelatin and a little sugar. You can buy unflavored gelatin in the baking aisle at the market, or next to the flavored Jello.
  2. Pour the coffee gelatin into a plastic lined baking dish and chill.
  3. Next heat a portion of the Baileys Irish Cream. Don’t boil it; just get it hot enough to dissolve the gelatin. 
  4. Whisk 3 packets of gelatin into the hot Baileys making sure there are no clumps. 
  5. Then whisk in the remaining bottle of Irish Cream. Pour the Irish Cream gelatin over the firm coffee gelatin and chill.
  6. Once both layers are firm, either cut the Baileys Irish Cream Jello Shots into squares, or use a small cookie cutter to cut out circles.

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Source: Bailey’s Irish Cream Jello Shots

Five Love Languages 


“Find out how important it is for couples to understand how each other and themselves both give and receive love. It is possible for couples to truly love each other, but to truly feel unloved because they don’t think the same about giving and receiving love.”

“Everybody generally has their own primary love languages for receiving love and giving love. It may be the same for giving/receiving, and it may be different. If a husband does not meet the primary love language of his wife, she might not sense his true feelings and start to be unsatisfied with their relationship.”


“Understanding your spouse’s love language and acting accordingly will fill their “Love Tank”. The “Love Tank” analogy is a great metaphor for describing how loved someone feels. Like a gas tank in a car, our lives run best when our Love Tank is filled and constantly being topped off. The alternative is running on fumes and burning out.”

“Meeting people’s primary love language consistently will fill up their love tank and help them feel loved like they need. But if a spouse fails to meet this primary love language, it might leave their “Love Tank” empty, which leads to feelings of being unloved and issues in relationships.”


1. Words of Affirmation

“If this is your love language, you feel most cared for when your partner is open and expressive in telling you how wonderful they think you are, how much they appreciate you, etc.”


2. Acts of Service

“If your partner offering to watch the kids so you can go to the gym (or relieving you of some other task) gets your heart going, then this is your love language.”

3. Affection

“This love language is just as it sounds. A warm hug, a kiss, touch, and sexual intimacy make you feel most loved when this is your love language.”


4. Quality Time

“This love language is about being together, fully present and engaged in the activity at hand, no matter how trivial.”


5. Gifts

“Your partner taking the time to give you a gift can make you feel appreciated.”


Source: Love Languages

Your Employee Appreciation Day Celebration: 4 Tips To Make A Sincere Impact


Sometimes it can seem like employees don’t ever pay attention to employer’s good deeds. But today, March 3, 2017, it is employee appreciation day! Celebrate with those you work with and those who work hard for you. The following article tells four great ways to keep employees feeling no resentment and that their performance is appreciated. 


“We can’t help it. As humans, we’re drawn to great achievements. And we want to be part of the celebration of those great achievements—whether it’s watching 80s thrash metal band Megadeth finally win their first Grammy Award this year, to NASA discovering seven new earth-sized worlds, to Tom Brady making the biggest Super Bowl comeback in history. We all watch these achievements with amazement.”


“It’s not just the recent great achievements that capture our intrigue and interest either. Walk through your local park and you’ll likely find a dedication to a former member of the community who made an impact. Look closely at education, military, culinary arts, writing and architecture. They all have awards, trophies and medals celebrating the best and most noble achievements. We even build statues, monuments, and name buildings and bridges after people who have accomplished great things. We love to appreciate and celebrate great work.”

“So why aren’t we celebrating great accomplishments more often in the one place where average people are achieving great things every single day—at the office? Why aren’t more companies and bosses making appreciation and recognition more of a priority? Why aren’t we as leaders going out of our way to celebrate the effort our people give to their work? Why aren’t we bending over backwards to ensure the results employees create are rewarded and applauded? And, why aren’t we showing more gratitude towards the commitment employees are making to the organization, the team, and the cause? Most leaders respond to those questions with a simple answer: “I didn’t think about it.””

“Those are some powerful numbers that show the impact and importance of recognition. But, we have an even more sobering statistic. If you still think recognition is a soft skill, or just a nice practice, that doesn’t impact your bottom line, consider the following finding. When employees participate in all three aspects of recognition moments—meaning they give recognition, receive recognition, and observe recognition—companies witness a 591% increase of employees who say they are engaged.”

“If those numbers have you thinking about how you should spend more time focusing on how to show your appreciation right now, the perfect opportunity to start happens this week as National Employee Appreciation Day is Friday March 3. This means you, as a leader, still have time to show your people how much you a value them and their work—and show how much you respect the one day each year designed to celebrate them. Here are four tips that can help you turn your employee appreciation celebration into an impactful event.”


1. Communicate: “We’ve heard about many companies that will do things to show appreciation for their employees like having lunch catered, but never actually address the reason for the celebration. Take the opportunity to deliver a meaningful message to your team. Talk about the great accomplishment you’ve achieved as a group. Tell them how they play a critical role.”

2. Go Big: “A bigger budget isn’t the only way to host a celebration that will leave an impact. Make a fuss about how important the day is to show that you don’t take it for granted. We’ve seen employers hire on-site massage therapists, car washers and even “errand-runners” for their team. Other employers provided gift certificates to dinner and child-care services so employees can have a night of celebration outside of work. The goal is to do something surprising.”

3. Make It Personal: “Although all employees are being celebrated, make a point throughout your day to show your appreciation to each individual on your team. Tell them the specific impact they’ve made at work. Share with them the reasons why you appreciate them and their talents.”


4. Start Something New: “Possibly the reason National Employee Appreciation Day gets overlooked or forgotten is because it’s just one day out of the year. Use this day as an opportunity to start fresh by making a promise to your team that you will be better every day at recognizing their efforts, rewarding their results, and celebrating their career milestones.”

Source: Sincere Impact

Indoor Cardio Workout


Everyone should have some sort of cardio routine in their life. If you’re a person like me, who likes to workout in your own home, with your own equipment, but you don’t do any cardio, here is a great way to exercise indoors and do cardio. It involves many different moves that keep your heart-rate up, and you burning more calories, thus losing more weight. So many people are not part of a gym, so their home is all they’ve got. Try out some or all of these moves for your next indoor workout. And be sure you are sweating! 


*Mountain Climbers


*Burpees


*Air Jacks


*Jumping Lunges

Essential Oils for Grief

“Essential oils can provide a great sense of support and relief when we are grieving. Despite what some may think there is not an oil that works for all grief and for everyone.”





 

“Grief is something that we all experience at one time or another. It seems that the words loss and grief are tied together. Grief has many faces. Loss of a loved one, loss of a pet, loss of a friendship, loss of a relationship, loss of a job… actually loss of anything that is important to you.”

“When we are in grief we usually feel it in our heart, and so it makes sense that the chakra that is most affected is the heart chakra. We hear people say my heart hurts, my heart has been ripped open, my heart is empty.”

“Essential oils can provide a great sense of support and relief when we are grieving. Despite what some may think there is not an oil that works for all grief and for everyone.”

“The first thing to do is to look at the cause of the grief. Grief over loss of a mother is quite different than loss over a job. So we always look at the vibrational relationship for the grief when choosing essential oils to help.”

Source: Grief Essential Oils

7-Day Workout: Sunday 



*Russian Twist

7-Day Workout: Saturday



*Superman


*Bird-Dog


*Bird-Dog Plank

Saturday Humor


I love Humor so much! Laughing releases endorphins and makes you feel better. Also, every time you laugh, you lose a calorie! Now, I don’t know if that’s actually true, but it sounds like a good fact. Lol. I’d like to start posting more humorous posts and pictures that are only there to make you smile. Remember, smiling is contagious! 



Seaside Stripes: Fashion; Men & Women




Seaside Stripes are a big fashion trend for spring and summer 2017. It’s no secret that blue and white stripes look amazing, but it is information to share with a friend to pull out your blue & white striped clothing because it’s hot right now! If you don’t own a piece of a navy and white striped ensemble, there’s so many places that sell it, it’s not just for rich folks anymore. And they make every kind of outfit in seaside stripes, like pants, tops, blouses, romoers, skirts, scarfs, shoes, hats, belts, and the list goes on. 


Here are some examples of blue palette’s that are made to go with seaside colors. This is to help give you some inspiration to wear these blue’s. And the palette’s help allow you make sure you wear colors that go together. 

Essential Oils for Stress

Spring is on its way, well it’s already here in Florida, and it’s supposed to brighten everything up. But sometimes it’s impossible to get away from the yelling of the kids, your boss at work, your partner bickering at you, hey, things get stressful. Essential Oils are a great way to relieve stress by either wearing them or diffusing them. I am a member of Young Living, so I can get discounted prices on oils and more. Young Living is the best essential oils company that I’ve ever researched or heard about. Their bottles are filled with much more potent blends and that allows you to pour less, and make it last longer. Plus, from what I’ve experienced, their oils have have a stronger scent to them. 

Here are 15 Essential Oils for Stress:








The “Stress Away” Blend is probably the best and most relevant blend of essential oils for your stress. It’s not cheap, but it’s  not too much also.  It costs $39.14 for non-member price. Members pay just $29.75. And there are 6 ingredients in it. If you were to buy all of them, it would most likely cost that much, at least. The Copaiba is $56 per bottle, just for that one ingredient. I’d look into this one if you’re having stress. Hell, for anyone, because we all get stressed out at some point. Right? 

  • Have you ever diffused? What is a diffuser? 
  • Essential Oil Diffusers, Also Known As Aromatherapy Diffusers

Diffusion is the process of dispersing essential oils so that their aroma fills a room or an area with the natural fragrance. From the simple to the elaborate, many different methods exist for diffusing essential oils into a room. Three easy methods exist which can be done with things you probably already have in your household. In addition, there are numerous diffusers and diffusing devices available for purchase. Young Livig is just my personal preference. 


7-Day Workout: Friday


  • Side Plank

  • Jack Knife Sit-Up

7-Day Workout: Thursday 



When to Eat


The old saying, “3 square meals a day” is old and done with. But how often should we eat anyways? Everyone should know what hours are most appropriate for you to eat your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. If you’re not sure when is the right time for each meal, this chart will show you exactly what you need to know. It also indicates what foods are best with that particular hour. 


Do you know just how many or how little calories you should consume at each meal? Well neither did I until I read this daily calorie intake chart. It is based on a 1,200 calories diet, not 2,000 calories. So make any necessary changes if you intake more than 1,200 calories per day.  

  • Here’s a fun cheat sheet to help you find what to eat at any hour


“Certainly what we eat has an enormous impact on our health and weight status. But did you know that when and how we eat also make a huge difference? Eating at the appropriate times throughout the day will help to maximize fat burning and keep hunger at bay.”


“Aim to eat every 3 to 4 hours. Most people eat three meals and one snack, while others may prefer four smaller meals; you’re free to find the combination that works best for you. Timing your meals in this way will improve your fat loss by preventing excess insulin, allowing leptin to work its magic on appetite control and metabolism, and by balancing the stress hormone cortisol. You should also enjoy your meals at the same time every day.”

“Eat within 1 hour of rising. Your mom was also right when she told you breakfast was the most important meal of the day. When you skip breakfast, you lose its stimulating benefits on your metabolic rate. You also become more likely to eat unbalanced meals, more calories, and larger amounts of saturated fat throughout the day. Plenty of research shows that those of us who skip breakfast are actually heavier. Missing out on a healthy morning meal also increases stress hormones.”


“Never eat within 3 hours of bedtime. Eating too close to bedtime raises your body temperature, increases blood sugar and insulin, prevents the release of melatonin, and cuts down on growth hormone release. All these factors interfere with the quality of your sleep and the natural fat-burning benefits of a good night’s rest. Furthermore, sleep deprivation leads to more cravings and a greater likelihood of overeating the next day.”

“If you must eat before bed, opt for a light meal or snack that’s high in protein and low in carbohydrates and fat, such as a protein shake made with berries and water, salad with grilled chicken, or a shrimp and veggie stir-fry.”


“Start the day with protein. For better appetite control throughout the day, try combining your starchy carbs at lunch, dinner, or after your workouts rather than at breakfast. Stick to eggs or whey protein smoothies for breakfast and you’ll eat less throughout the day.”


“Always eat within 45 minutes of finishing your workout. This meal or snack is the only one of the day that should not contain much fat and should be higher in carbohydrates. For example, have a smoothie made with juice, fruit, and protein powder, but no flaxseeds or oil.”



Source: Best Time to Eat

Essential Oils for TMJ


  • TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome) is inflammation and tightness of the joint that connects the jaw to the skull.”

“The ability to open the mouth completely can be hampered and the jaw can get “stuck” open or closed. Clicking each time when the mouth is opened is often a frequent symptom of TMJ.”

“TMJ causes include any unusual pressure placed on the jawbone such as habitual gum chewing, grinding of the teeth, and misalignment of the teeth or jaw. If TMJ is severe, it can even cause pain in the neck, shoulder and cause headaches.”

“TMJ is frequently worse with stress where more grinding or clenching of the jaw may occur.”

“The good news is there are natural TMJ treatment home remedies that are highly effective for fast relief.”

  • Top Foods for TMJ Diet

“If you want to overcome TMJ, then following a mineral rich anti-inflammatory diet is essential:”

  • Foods easy to chew – While there is jaw pain, include foods that are easy to chew such as soups, stews, smoothies or cooked vegetables.
  • Small meals – Eat small meals to help stabilize blood sugar. Fluctuations in blood sugar can increase grinding of teeth.
  • Wild-caught fish – Omega-3s can help reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Steamed vegetables – These foods are easy to chew and provide important nutrients for healing.
  • Protein shakes – If you have difficulty chewing protein, try for a protein shake instead while the TMJ is flared.
  • Magnesium rich foods – Magnesium is known as the relaxation mineral and can release tension in tight muscles.
  • Foods to Avoid
  • Sugar – Increases inflammation and lowers immune response.
  • Caffeine – May increases muscle tension by dehyrating the muscles.
  • Alcohol – Increases teeth grinding at night.
  • Gum or caramels – Any hard to chew candy can make TMJ worse.
  • Tough foods – Be careful with any foods that are difficult to chew, like dry cuts of meat.

Top 5 TMJ Treatment Home Remedies

#1 Magnesium (250 mg 2-3x daily) Helps relax the muscles and nervous system.

#2 Calcium (500 mg 2x daily) Works with magnesium to aid in muscle relaxation.

#3 Kava (70 mg 3x daily) Helps reduce anxiety and relax the muscles.

#4 MSM (1000 mg 3x daily) A natural anti-inflammatory and reduces muscle spasms.

#5 B-complex (50 mg 2x daily) Helps relieve the effects of stress.

Source: TMJ

7-Day Workout: Wednesday 


Get Rid of that Migraine!


Did you know that there are four stages to a Migraine? Yes! There are ways to tell you’re getting a migraine, in which case, you should start trying to kick it before it takes over! 

Essential Oils are my favorite way to relieve something naturally. And there are plenty of oils for a headache or migraine. 


Do you know how or where to put the essential oils?



Yoga is another natural way to get rid of your migraine.


Lastly, but probably most important is your diet. Foods can cause your migraine. And there are foods that relieve it too. Check it out! 



Humor is the best! 

7-Day Workout: Tuesday 


  • Like I posted yesterday, this week I will post a workout for each day this week. Here is today’s, can you do it? 



DIY Anti-Aging Mask




  • Don’t forget about these superfoods that have powerful anti-aging affects:


  • And speaking of Botox…

7-Day Workout 


Everyday this week, I am going to post a workout to do for that day. The workouts aren’t too easy, but completely doable. Here is today’s workout for Monday. 


Eat Clean




It’s the end of February, and if you made any sort of food resolution this year, I want to ask, how’s it going? Are you being able to accomplish your goals and eat better, or are starting to lose weight, etc. No matter what your resolutions were, it’s time to eat clean. Eating clean just means being simple. Eating what grows naturally with lots of different colors and textures to choose from. Clean eating means that you want a healthy eating habit to go with your healthy life. I think we all should try to be a little more “clean”.  Here are some do’s and don’ts: 


  • Here are some very healthy tips about food to help you eat cleanly:



Look of the Week – Leather Skirts and Pants


Leather equals rock, most of the time. But today, everyone is rocking their leather and faux leather pants, and skirts like there’s no tomorrow! I love the look,  and have added leather pieces to my own wardrobe since last fall. I am wearing them more and more. The more I wear them, the more comfortable they get. Just don’t get stuck wearing those tight leather ensembles without A/C! That will be one sticky situation. You may want to keep some talcum powder with you if you do sweat a lot. It’s just a good idea to have it with you. I have found outfits, complete from head to toe for examples of some great leather looks. But only after you check out pictures of people rocking their leather goods on the streets. 

Sleeping Beauty – The Russian Ballet 


I’m going to see Sleeping Beauty tonight at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, FL. Show starts at 7pm, but my husband and I will be there promptly at 6. I just love the ballet, and the Russian Ballet is one of the most talented and disciplined ballet’s in the world. And I have tickets! My husband is more than just a trooper, he enjoys the show himself, too. I’m so greatful for that. Most men would complain or just would not take their women to see ballets, operas or Broadway shows. I’m about to start getting ready…. I will post pictures tomorrow 





“The Russian National Ballet Theater is bringing a full-length classical performance of the classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty to Florida Theater!”

“In 1989 Sergei Radchenko (former star of the Bolshoi Ballet) formed the Russian National Ballet Company (the parent company of the Russian National Ballet Theater). With the support of the government and Sergei’s visionary leadership, training, and experience, the Company quickly became popular in the USSR as well as abroad. As Russian National Ballet Theater’s success grew, Sergei and his wife Elena Radchenko (former premiere ballerina of the Mariinsky-Kirov Theatre and the Bolshoi Theatre) created another company called the Moscow Festival Ballet. With their combined knowledge and experience, both companies soon became famous as people got the opportunity to experience one of Russia’s great cultural heritages: classical Russian ballet. The companies’ repertoire includes many ballet masterpieces such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, and many more. Sleeping Beauty has a special place in the Russian National Ballet Theater’s repertoire as it’s one of the most lavish theatrical events of all time. The first performance of Sleeping Beauty took place in St. Petersburg in 1890 and was a spectacular illustration of the Russian Imperial style at its zenith. To this day it remains the cornerstone of the Russian National Ballet Theatre’s repertoire.”

Source: Sleeping Beauty

Arthritis Pill Helps Increase Effect of Your Antidepressant


I’ve heard of people taking medications, and having other issues resolved, issues that the drug was not originally  intended to help. I am bipolar, so I can’t take anti-depressants or else I will get rapid cycling and become manic. It not a pretty picture. And I had to learn the hard way, which was by having a horrible doctor, who somehow “Specialized” in bipolar, put me on anti-depressants and I became a crazy person. It took a while for changes to occur, but once I started having rapid-cycling, I was no longer myself. I decided I wasn’t going to take it anymore, so I saw a new doctor, one who has saved my life and made me whole again. By getting me on bipolar medications, such as Abilify, I have regained my sanity and once again I feel like I am contributing to society by being able to work. After being diagnosed, it took close to 10 years to feel like my old self. Luckily, I have not had an episode in close to two years now. But I do know what it feels like to have your medications begin to work better than they normally do, and that always makes you question if everything’s ok, and if you’re actually alright. This article is hope for those taking anti-depressants and think they need more, this might be it. 

*Arthritis drug boosts effectiveness of antidepressant medication

Summary:

  • “Giving severely depressed patients the arthritis drug celecoxib (Celebrex®) dramatically boosted the effectiveness of their antidepressant medication, a Loyola study has found.”


“The eight-week study enrolled bipolar adults, aged 18 to 65, who were in the depressive phase of their disease and had not benefitted from an antidepressant. (Bipolar disorder is marked by alternating periods of elation and depression, with depression typically lasting longer.) Patients were randomly assigned to receive the antidepressant escitalopram (Lexapro®) plus celecoxib or Lexapro plus a placebo.”

“Seventy-eight percent of the patients in the celecoxib group experienced at least a 50 percent reduction in their depression scores, with 63 percent reporting their depression had gone away completely. By comparison, only 45 percent of the placebo group recorded a 50 percent or more reduction in depression, with only 10 percent reporting their depression had lifted completely.”

“It typically takes four to six weeks before an antidepressant begins working. In the Loyola study, patients who took celecoxib began seeing a benefit from their antidepressant within a week. Fifty-five patients completed the study: 31 in the Lexapro plus celecoxib group and 24 in the Lexapro plus placebo group.”

“Previous studies have found that depression revs up the immune system, resulting in chronic inflammation. This inflammatory response affects the normal balance of chemical messengers in the brain called neurotransmitters. Inflammation hinders the function of antidepressants that are designed to restore normal chemical balance. By fighting inflammation, celecoxib appears to make antidepressants more effective, Dr. Halaris said.”


“Celecoxib is used to treat pain, redness, swelling and inflammation from arthritis. It also can manage acute pain and menstrual cramps. By itself, it does not treat depression.”

“The study’s findings support the hypothesis that inflammation plays a critical role in depression. Reducing inflammation with a drug such as celecoxib “reverses treatment resistance and enhances overall antidepressant response,” Dr. Halaris wrote in the study. “Such an intervention, if implemented relatively early in the course of the disease, may arrest the neuroprogressive course of bipolar disorder.””


Source: Antidepressant Works Better

Black Light Jell-o


“So why does the Jello glow? Quinine (an ingredient in tonic water) is a fluorescent substance. These substances absorb ultraviolet light and then re-emit it. The light emitted has a longer wavelength than the one absorbed which makes the light visible and causes quinine to glow. When you substitute tonic water for regular tap water when making the Jello, it adds the quinine which adds the glow. It is better to use light-colored Jello for maximum glow.”


Step 1:

You will need the following:

  • *Jello (light-colored Jello such as Lemon or Lime will work best for this project)
  • *16oz of tonic water
  • *Stove
  • *Liquid measuring cup
  • *Small pot for boiling water
  • *Mixing bowl
  • *Mixing spoon
  • *Refrigerator
  • *Small Table Lamp with fluorescent blacklight (The blacklight must be fluorescent and not simply a colored bulb. It can be purchased at most Wal-Mart locations for around $4.00)

STEP 2: MEASURE OUT TONIC WATER

  • Measure out 8oz (1 cup) of tonic water in a liquid measuring cup.

STEP 3: POUR TONIC WATER INTO POT

  • Pour tonic water into pot.

STEP 4: TURN STOVE BURNER ON HIGH

  • Put pot on burner and turn on high.

STEP 5: POUR JELLO PACKET INTO MIXING BOWL

  • While water is boiling, pour Jello packet into mixing bowl.

STEP 6: POUR BOILING WATER INTO MIXING BOWL

  • Once water has boiled, pour the boiling tonic water into mixing bowl.

STEP 7: STIR UNTIL DISSOLVED

  • Stir together Jello and boiling tonic water, making sure that the Jello powder fully dissolves.

STEP 8: ADD COLD WATER

  • Add one cup of cold tap water to the mixing bowl.
  • Alternate method: If you would like your Jello to glow more brightly, add one cup of cold tonic water instead of tap water. However, doing this will make the Jello taste more bitter than normal.

STEP 9: CHILL IN FRIDGE

  • Place the mixing bowl in the fridge and chill for four hours.

STEP 10: REMOVE AND TEST WITH BLACKLIGHT

Source: Black Light Jello

10 Dirrrty Drinks

Ladies and Gentlemen, get ready to have the names of these drinks start your engine….

Look of the Week – Valentine’s Outfit: Whimsical Skirt 


I love this outfit so much! The whole ensemble goes so well together. The black and white striped bodycon top is perfectly form fitting on this model. The whimsical red skirt is the highlight of the outfit. It brings together the look of love! Worn with black stiletto pumps, with bow ties around the ankle. So adorable. If you love this Valentine’s look, reblog or like it! Thanks 

Make Your Bedroom Help Take Away Anxiety


Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel about our homes, our workplaces, and ourselves. Messy homes and work spaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. Yet, rarely is clutter recognized as a significant source of stress in our lives.

Here’s a good reason to do some low-cost redecorating: The choices you make can result in enhanced mood, less stress, and better sleep. To turn your space into a healing haven, follow these easy 10 decorating tips for a stress-free bedroom. 

The following is from an article I found to be very informative and truthful. Take the advice and try out some of the steps needed to make your bedroom anxiety-free. 


“Your bedroom, almost more than any other room in your home, should be a serene sanctuary that you happily retreat to every night. This is a place where you should be able to lie back, relax, and forget about the worries and stresses of the day.”


“But often, simple design mistakes can ruin your bedroom Zen, and your intended peacefulness quickly turns to bothersome anxiety.”


“Read on for eight bedroom-specific design tips sure to eliminate any potential anxiety while creating a completely tranquil space.”


Soft lighting

“The lighting in your bedroom is important because not only does it set the overall tone of the space, but it can directly influence your mood.”


“Any lighting that is too bright or harsh can conjure up feelings of chaos or uneasiness or potentially cause a headache or lightheadedness. Placing soft and soothing lighting in your bedroom will guarantee a much more serene area, not to mention it’s quite a bit easier on the eyes.”

Soothing colours

“Whether you love hues of pink, green, or even yellow, it is important to choose colours for your bedroom that bring you joy and make you feel at peace.”

“Pastel colours in particular are known for their soothing effect, but as long as you select colours that make you happier and more relaxed, you cannot go wrong. Your bedroom will instantly become anxiety free!”

Cosy bed

“When you finally settle into bed after a rigorous day, the last thing you want is to feel stiff or uncomfortable. This is why it is imperative to have a bed that’s not only cosy, but a place that you seriously look forward to snuggling into each night.”

“Getting a bad night’s sleep due to discomfort always drags into the next day, causing unnecessary anxiety and irritability, so nix that for good with a premium mattress, fluffy pillows, and a soft blanket.”


A good bedside table

“Messing around with an inconveniently placed mobile phone charger that’s across the room or having to place your water glass on the floor instead of at arm’s length is not only annoying, but stressful. The solution? Always be sure to have a good bedside table that is accessible to you while you get ready for bed and while you sleep.”

“A good beside table gives you easy access for charging your electronics and a home for your books after you finish reading and will definitely eliminate any potential anxiety.”


The perfect rug

“If you purposely make sure to have socks on whenever you walk across your bedroom floor, then you are far from having the perfect rug! This rug needs to not only be aesthetically pleasing, but more so, it needs to be comfortable to the touch: we are talking can’t-wait-to-wake-up-and-put-your-feet-on-it comfortable.”

“Anxiety can sneakily be instigated when you come into physical contact with a surface that is unpleasant, so having that cozy rug is a must for comfort and serenity.”


White noise

“Sometimes silence can be deafening! Lying in a quiet bedroom can often cause a good deal of anxiety because there is simply nothing else for your mind to focus on other than your thoughts as you fall asleep. And going through a series of swarming thoughts right before bed is not always the most relaxing! Instead, try listening to the sounds of a waterfall or raindrops from your favourite smartphone app and witness how much of a difference it can make. In no time, the white noise will lull you into a deep, anxiety-free sleep.”



No clutter

“This one is pretty straightforward because it goes for all areas of your home, but plain and simple, clutter equals chaos! Having a mess on the ground or too many trinkets on top of your dresser won’t do you any favours and it certainly won’t cure any looming anxieties. Instead, focus on keeping a clear and concise bedroom space so when you retreat to bed in the evening, your mood can slowly start to adapt to the calming vibe of your surroundings.”


Aromatherapy

“While diffusing essential oils in your bedroom is fantastic for warding off anxiety, that isn’t the only way to go when it comes to aromatherapy. Even placing a bundle of fresh flowers on your bedside table will release a subtle yet charming aroma that will lift your spirits and bring you peace. Plus, the added pop of colour to your bedroom decor is a fun bonus.”


Source: Bedroom Tranquility

3 Sexy Valentine’s Drinks to Try




Drink #1: Tickled Pink Cocktail

$$ Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 6 tablespoons Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur
  • 6 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 6 tablespoons Malibu Rum or other coconut flavored rum
  • 1 tablespoon grenadine
  • 1 (750 mililiter) bottle chilled Champagne

Instruction: 

Place first 5 ingredients in cocktail shaker. Shake 15 seconds, then strain cocktail into 6 Champagne glasses, divide equally. Divide Champagne among glasses and serve.

Tickled Pink Cocktail


Drink #2: Blow Pop Martini 

$$ Ingredients:

  • 16 pieces bubblegum, preferably Double Bubble, cut in half
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) vodka
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) freshly squeezed lemon juice (from ½ lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) freshly squeezed lime juice (from ½ lime)
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) simple syrup
  • 1/2 egg white* or 1 tablespoon pasteurized liquid egg whites (optional)
  • 1 cup ice
  • *The egg white in this recipe is not cooked. If there is a problem with salmonella in your area omit the egg white or use pasteurized egg whites.

Instruction:

In large airtight container, combine bubblegum and vodka. Seal and allow to infuse, stirring every 6 hours, for 24 hours. Pour vodka through fine mesh strainer, discarding bubble gum.

In cocktail shaker, stir together 2 ounces bubblegum-infused vodka, lemon juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and egg white if using. Add ice and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.

Blow Pop Martini


Drink #3: Very Sexy Martini

$$$ Ingredients:

  • 3 Raspberries
  • 5 Mint leaves
  • 1 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
  • 1.5 oz Premium citrus vodka
  • 1.5 oz Moët & Chandon Rosé Imperial Champagne

Instruction:

  1. In a shaker, muddle the raspberries and mint.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients except the Champagne and fill with ice.
  3. Shake, and strain into a Martini glass.
  4. Top with the Champagne and garnish with a mint spring and a raspberry.

Very Sexy Martini


HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

Contraceptive injection for men could end need for vasectomy


Oh My God! I have been waiting for this day for over 15 years! Male Birth Control is here ladies and gents, and with almost 100% effective, women can finally almost give up having to take contraceptives! That is, if you’re in a relationship that where you know your mate has taken care of taking the Male Birth Control. I’m no doctor, so read this and find out what science has come through on. Finally! Women, this is awesome news for you if you have always had to take the birth control, now you can make your man go through with this procedure and no more birth control for you! Now, this will most likely help married couples, and lots of others too. I am just too happy, my whole life I have been on the pill since 17. Now my husband can get this male birth control and everybody wins! My husband is in the medical field and told me how unintrusive the procedure is, and can be done quite quickly. 

“If free of side effects then this novel approach has the potential for great promise as a male contraceptive. It is essential to know that the reversibility remains, irrespective of the duration of use.”

For those of us who don’t want this: 


Tired of using everything to not get pregnant? 


Need something to finally kick all those swimmers out?


“The end of the vasectomy is on the horizon after scientists announced human trials for a new contraceptive injection for men.”

“The simple process, which takes just a few seconds, involves injecting a harmless gel into the tube which transports the sperm to create a blockage.” 

“It is the same tube which is severed or tied during a vasectomy, but crucially the new process can be reversed by a second injection which quickly dissolves the gel barrier and restores fertility.”


“Scientists at the Parsemus Foundation in California are beginning trials on men to see if the process is equally successful in humans. There are currently no long-acting, reversible contraceptives available for men, whose only options are condoms or a vasectomy.”

“Although vasectomies are 99 per cent effective they can lead to painful swelling as well as ongoing discomfort for men and are increasingly being rationed by Clinical Commissioning Groups to save money.”

“The new injectable gel, called Vasalgel, is made from a dense web of molecules which form a viscous barrier when entering the tube connecting the testicles to the penis.”


“The team behind the gel is a not-for-profit organisation so the injection is likely to be fairly cheap once it comes to market, and could eventually be offered on the NHS if is passes regulatory approval.”

“British scientists said that if human trials proved effective there would be a “worldwide market” for the product, and said the initial tests showed “great promise”.”


“Prof Adam Balen, chairman of the British Fertility Society, said: “This is an interesting technique that achieves a reversible vasectomy by blocking the passage of sperm with a substance that later can be flushed out.”


“If free of side effects then this novel approach has the potential for great promise as a male contraceptive. It is essential to know that the reversibility remains, irrespective of the duration of use.”


Source: No Need Vasectomy

“Vasalgel, the male birth control that’s due out in 2018, will begin studies in human males later this year, and expand its studies next year. But how does Vasalgel work? Good question. It’s a gel that’s injected into a guy’s vas deferens, otherwise known as the tube the sperm swim through to get to the egg. As I mentioned in this piece, it’s like football — the gel is the defense to the aggressive sperm trying to score. (Pun intended.) Seminal fluids will still be released, but no sperm. (No sperm!) The sperm are too big to get through the gel and, instead, they’re reabsorbed into the body. What will science think of next?!”

Read the whole Vasagel article to find out more about Vasagel and how it works.

Source: Vasagel

Virgo February Horoscope 


Virgo February 2017 Horoscope Monthly Overview:

“They may think they know exactly where you’re coming from on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd, but boy oh boy, do you have a few surprises up your sleeve! The Virgo February 2017 monthly horoscope forecasts that you’re in a very creative space, as the month gets going, and there’s no telling what kinds of new and unusual approaches you’re going to take. Hold on to your hat, though — it’s going to be quite a wild ride!”

“The 2017 February monthly forecasts for the Virgin also predict that by the 8th, you’ve come back down to earth, and you might notice that someone’s been nicking the office supplies. Make it clear that that won’t fly as long as you’re office manager.”


“The detail-oriented 12th and 13th are good days to go over all projects with that old fine-toothed comb of yours. But do be careful about just how you express yourself when it comes to pointing out flaws. Breathe deep on the 18th and 19th. Everything is coming up roses!”


“By the rush-rush 24th and 25th, you want to get it all done by yesterday. That isn’t going to happen, though, so take the time you need to readjust your expectations. Then try, try again, Virgo. Romance rocks your world on the 27th and 28th. That’s great, Virgo — and just what the doctor ordered.”


Source: Virgo February Horoscope

Crazy Looking Lips!


There are some crazy ass makeup artists out there, or at least crazy imagination is being taken place everywhere. I see lips with crystals on them. I see lips with many shades of color on them, and I see many lips with neon colors. I like have searched through thousands of lipstick jobs and here are the absolute coolest. Enjoy! 

Valentine’s Lipcolor

This spring has been the season of dude lips. Maybelline has 10 shades of nudes that, surely one will look great on you. I love Maybelline because they’re a great makeup line at such an affordable cost. I wear 915 “Blushing Beige”, due to my fair complexion. It looks like I’m not wearing any lipstick, yet it makes my lip color so much prettier. 

On Valentine’s Day, make sure you glam yourself up with some great shave butter for your legs and other places, a great CC cream or foundation for your face, and a great lipstick color to make your lips look delicious!


You can buy any of these lipsticks at any CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, and so many other places. They usually run me about $6. Pretty cheap for good lipstick. It really does have lasting power, as long you put on a good first & second coat. It feels good when you’re in style and with the latest trends. Doesn’t it? It does to me. Try out a nude color on your lips if you never have before. I’m telling you, you will like it. And my husband loves the color because he says he can “kiss me” without getting color all over him. Just another reason why nude shades are here to stay. 

Look of the Week – Black Chokers


Choker of all colors and styles are trending and will continue to throughout the year. I wanted the look of the Week to be about black chokers, and not all chokers. There are too many different styles, colors, materials and more to go through and pick just one, because they’re all amazing, so I’m sticking with black. I see that majority of chokers sold are black. Chokers are so affordable too. They can range from $2-$30 on average. I hope you are inspired to try out a choker, and those of you from the 90’s, if you are done with chokers, I completely understand. But if you are one of those girls or guys from the age when chokers were from, please leave me a comment telling me how you feel about the trend being back and everywhere?