Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Shnuggle Bath Review

I received a Shnuggle Bath from Shnuggle for the sole purpose of this review

This review was done by my co-writer Stacy!

Shnuggle is cleverly designed baby products, from Baby Baths to Bassinets and Blankets, Shnuggle has thought of it all.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Mitten State Review

I received 2 tees from The Mitten State in exchange for this review

reviewed The Mitten State over 3 years ago now and STILL wear my hoodie, and my husband still wears his MI Golf Tee. We love them and I get compliments on my hoodie all the time! The quality has lasted a long time, through many washes and both items are still perfect. 

So when The Mitten State contacted me about reviewing their new Women's Cut Tees, I had to say yes. I was always jealous of the softness of my husband's tee, I knew I needed to try one!

My daughter and I received the TMS Love Women's Tee and the Heather Neon Pink Mitten Youth Tee.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Create Trending Haircuts with Donald Scott NYC Tools

Today's trending cuts are all about layers and textures. Perhaps HD and 3D movies inspired the idea to combine both elements for an eye-grabbing look. Both men and women are heading to stylists asking for these designs.

Trending Men's Haircuts
  • Long sculpted layers
  • Fringed pixie
  • Textured bob
  • Beveled lob
  • Long top with side fade
  • Gatsby slick-back
  • Layers of shaggy curls
  • Shaved sides with pompadour top

How to Create the Hottest Haircuts
If you want to attract trend seekers, you need the right tools to create an amazing cut each time. Maintaining layers and a sculpted full look requires tools that can quickly and easily yield a smooth and tapered look but never a choppy one. If you do not see Donald Scott NYC razor haircutting tools in your collection, you need to put them there. These are some essential tools and their useful functions:

Swivel Twist

For easy maneuverability, this razor comb swivels to provide the smoothest layers possible regardless of hair length. However, it is ideal for pinch and tease carving with shorter cuts such as pixies, side fades and shaved designing. The comb is also great for surface channeling. Its unique design ensures that it does not take off too much hair at once. This is a must-have comb whether you plan to make point cuts or sculpt a voluminous tapered pixie.

Carving Comb

Donald Scott NYC carving combs are available in fine or wide variations. For fine to medium hair, the fine carving comb is a great choice. This tool works well for sculpting and reducing bulk, which makes it a superb go-to for shaping voluminous hair. For the textured messy looks that are so common today, you will need a tool like this along with the right styling products to get the desired look. The wide version of the comb is also good for shaping and layering long locks.

Chop Stik Pro Razor

With its 11 blades and impressive precision, this tool is useful for creating just about any style. It can be used for thinning, cutting and finishing. You can sculpt the latest looks for men or women, and there is a tapered end that allows for easy sectioning or weaving.

DS/X4 Razor

The perfect finishing razor for any modern style has arrived. With this tool's unique design, you can create the perfect side fade or make defined edges along the ears, neck and sides of the face. The ergonomic grip makes it easy to maneuver, and the guard ensures that it keeps your customers safe from cuts.

Groom Stik Pro Trimmer

You can customize your cutting techniques with the movable teeth and adjustable guard on this slim tool. It is also lightweight and compact for easy portability. From sculpting a fade to creating an eye-grabbing facial hair design, this tool is a necessity for every modern stylist.

Donald Scott NYC tools are made from lightweight but quality materials including zinc alloy, aluminum and heat-resistant housing materials. This ensures that any contact with heated styling tools will not distort the blade housing. Replacement blades are also available and remain sharp after many uses. Always use Donald Scott NYC razor styling tools with Prepare Liquid Tool Glide, which is also available on the company's main site. If you are trying to build your name, learn how Donald Scott NYC tools can help you achieve your goal.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

#DespicableMe3 Trailer!!

This summer, villainy runs in the family.
Steve Carell is Gru and Dru.
DESPICABLE ME 3 is in theaters June 30
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Illumination, who brought audiences Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions in Despicable Me 3.  Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, the animated film is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and executive produced by Chris Renaud.

Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central’s global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon.  Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, and proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Keep Mom Moving when Chronic Pain is an Issue

For the millions of moms out there dealing with chronic pain, life can be a literal pain.

Not only do they have to run a family, but many of these same moms work outside the home.

When you put the pressure of both work in the home and earning a living outside of it, the physical and emotional stress can mount rather quickly.

That said the physical pain can at times seem unbearable.

From simply trying to get up out of a chair or off the couch, perhaps wanting to do the opposite and sit down, pain oftentimes wins out.

With that in mind, what is a mom to do when she is in a dogfight with chronic pain?

Seeking Solutions to a Painful Problem

While most moms will end up going to their family doctor for help, oftentimes, those same doctors simply are not best equipped to get to the bottom of things.

Another option to shoot for when the family doctor can’t prescribe the best solution is seeking the best chronic pain treatment via a specialized treatment center.

Such centers differentiate themselves from urgent care facilities and even one’s family doctor, in that they can focus 100 percent on the chronic pain.

For instance, if you were involved in a recent vehicle accident or fall in the workplace or at home, you may not know the full extent of your injuries at first.

What may have seemed like a little whiplash or a touchy back could in turn actually be rather serious.

As the days move along, you could suddenly find yourself having trouble doing everyday tasks such as moving around, lifting small items, being able to comfortably drive your vehicle etc. When you have a family depending on you, perhaps a boss in the workplace too, the physical and emotional stress can be quite taxing.

By trying out a pain treatment center, you might very well have arrived at the medical solution you were looking for?

Are All Pain Treatment Centers Essentially the Same?

Getting to a pain treatment center that you like and can fully trust the staff can be perplexing for some.

For instance, how do you differentiate one center from another?

Among some of the areas to focus in on:

·    History – How long has the center been in business? Finding one that has been around for many years is usually a good thing, but do not automatically discount newer centers. With advancements in medical technology over the years, some of the newer facilities can be right up to par with those who’ve been around for decades.
·    Service – Even an initial call/email or personal visit to a pain treatment center can provide you with an inkling of the service they offer. If you are put on hold for a long period of time and/or your in-person visit seems to be like you are just another number, consider going elsewhere.
·    Results – Lastly, the bottom line is you want positive results with your pain treatment. As such, look into the track records of those pain treatment centers you are giving consideration too. The one or ones with the best results should obviously rise to the top of your list.

Reach Out to Those Close to You for Help

As part of your search to find the best pain treatment center around, don’t hesitate to call on outside family and/or friends, individuals who can relate to what you are going through.

By having one or more people you are relatively close to in your corner, you stand a better chance of taking the fight to chronic pain.

Listen to their experiences, learning along the way how they were best able to fight the pain that had taken over their lives at one point and time.

For the millions of moms out there dealing with chronic pain on a daily basis, becoming as educated as possible about treatment options is always a good start.

From there, look for the solution that not only has the best chance of working, but is the one you feel most comfortable with.

Given all your responsibilities as a mom, the last thing you want is letting chronic pain get a permanent upper-hand on you.