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Friday, June 22, 2018

Grow Fragrance: Plant Based Air Freshener

I received samples from Grow Fragrance for the sole purpose of this review

I'm a huge lover of scent. All scent, candles, perfume, air freshener, you name it. But I'm over all the chemicals. If you've been here a while, you know that I've been on a more natural pathway for quite a few years now, and I'm always trying to cut back on chemicals. Air freshener is one area that is hard to do it, because they're almost all chemical laden. But Grow Fragrance is different. They are all natural made from plants, and they smell AMAZING!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Lugz Regent Lo Review & GIVEAWAY!

I received a sample from Lugz for the sole purpose of this review

I had always heard great things about Lugz and I was fortunate enough to test out a pair of the Mallard Boots a few month back! But this time they wanted me to try something new for Spring/Summer!

I chose the Regent Lo in Black/White

Friday, June 15, 2018

Live Action Dumbo Teaser Trailer!

I’m so excited to share with you the teaser trailer and poster for Time Burton’s all-new live-action DUMBO that opens in theatres everywhere March 29th, 2019!

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure DUMBO expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.

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DUMBO opens in theatres everywhere on March 29, 2019!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hair Loss in Women over 50

Hair loss is seen as the province of middle-aged men with bald spots or bad comb-overs. However, thinner hair and balding is a common occurrence in woman as they get older, too. If having long, luxuriant tresses is one of your points of pride, don't worry about losing your crowning glory. Many are finding PRP for hair loss is a very effective remedy.

Common Causes of Hair Loss

As we get older, several strange things begin to happen to our bodies. We mostly focus on expanding waistlines or worry about avoiding osteoporosis. However, our hair follicle can begin to shrink over time, causing thinner hair. Eventually, they stop producing new hair at all.

Hair loss can be hereditary, but it can also be due to stress or poor diet. If you've noticed that you have to clean out your hair brushes more often or excess hair in the drain after you shower, you may be experiencing this phenomenon. PRP therapy may be able to turn the situation around.

What is PRP Hair Loss Treatment?

Platelet Rich Plasma is a by-product of your own blood. Platelets contain a substance that helps heal wounds as well as proteins that form the foundation to regrow bone, connective tissue and skin. Researchers have found that these same substances, when separated out and injected into the scalp, begin the same healing and growth process in the scalp and hair follicles.

How Does PRP Work?

Your clinician draws a small amount of your own blood and places it into a machine called a centrifuge. This machine spins the blood product to separate a concentration of platelets from your other blood cells. This is then injected into your scalp and the healing begins. Not only does PRP regenerate shrinking hair follicles, it also speeds up and supports the hair growth process.

It has been found effective in reversing several types of hair loss in men and women. The treatment is done with three injections over a six-week period and repeated after one year. There's no down time or side-effects. You can have the treatment, and then go on with your day.

Platelet Rich Plasma therapy doesn't require any potions that can be potentially harmful. Best of all. it's usually performed in a day spa. That means you can renew your whole body from head to toe in a relaxing, discrete atmosphere and no one will notice anything but your rejuvenated appearance.

Budgeting Tips to Save you Money in 5 Key Areas

If trying to save as a single person is a challenge, you can bet that saving money as an entire family is even tougher. Living as a family means dealing with countless small expenses and sudden emergencies that seem to crop up out of nowhere and empty your bank account instantly. While it takes time to adjust to the budgeting challenges of a family, when you carefully and strategically plan out the process, the result is more streamlined spending.
Since saving money successfully means that you need to be conscious of every area you might be spending in, we've put together a list of tips to help you cut costs in some of the most important areas.

1.    Food

There are plenty of ways that you can save money on your food expenses. For instance, using coupons and buying products when they're on sale is a great start. However, one of the best things you can do is plan your meals. By planning your meals, you can not only reduce the amount of food you waste each week, but you can also cut fuel costs by reducing your trips to the supermarket.
At the beginning of each week, sit down and write down all the meals you're going to eat in the days ahead, and what ingredients you'll need for them. Try to stay away from unusual ingredients or expensive experimental foods and stick to dishes everyone loves.

2.    Transportation

Transportation can be a common source of money worries. After all, you not only have to pay for the fuel to power your car, but you'll also need to think about insurance and tax too. With that in mind, start by making sure that you own as few vehicles as possible. This will keep your costs to a minimum. If you can, you could even look into carpooling for work.
Additionally, remember to consider walking or public transportation when it would be cheaper to travel by foot than waste additional fuel. If your car eats a lot of petrol, you might consider looking into a personal loan so that you can get a new one.

3.    Entertainment

While finding the money for entertainment might not seem as important as sorting out cash for food and transportation, it's still a pivotal part of many people's lives. After all, we all like to have a little fun from time to time, and it's important to keep your kids entertained whenever you can. The good news is that there's plenty of ways to keep everyone from getting bored without spending a lot of money.
Visiting museums on free admission days or simply going out for a walk-in nature can be a great way to tire out the youngsters. You can also consider indoor movie days, learning something new together, or embracing a new hobby like gardening.

4.    Utilities

The cost of your utilities can add up a lot faster than you'd expect. Everything from the price of Broadband, to the cost of your electricity and gas bills, can end up getting on top of you. A good way to reduce your spending and improve your budget is to look for small ways to cut costs. For instance, replace your showers with baths if you can, and consider leaving your clothing to dry naturally instead of using a tumble dryer. Make sure you turn off lights that you're not using and don't overuse your heating too.
Another great solution for cutting utility costs could be to look into switching your providers. There are plenty of comparison websites that can help you to find the same services you have now for a lower price online.

5.    Cleaning

Finally, one thing that any family with kids has in common is a higher than usual cleaning bill. That doesn't necessarily mean that you're spending on a professional cleaning team. Instead, it suggests that you could be spending too much on everything from kitchen towels to disposable wipes and pads. The best way to cut costs when it comes to cleaning is to exchange anything that's "disposable" for something reusable.
Microfibre cloths can take the place of sponges and throw-away wipes, and plastic and paper dishes can be replaced with actual table settings. While plastic utensils are convenient for BBQs and fun picnics with friends, they can also waste a lot of cash. Look into making your own natural cleaning solutions at home too, with things like vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice.