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Vine Vera Giveaway! Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Contour Eye Firming Cream

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Beauty | 0 comments

Hi Elegant Readers,

In the spirit of the Holiday Season, I am excited to announce a Merry Christmas Giveaway! is proud to announce a Vine Vera giveaway of one its luxury skin-care products. One of my special BubblingwithEleganceandGrace readers will start the new year with the full-size Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Contour Eye Firming Cream, which retails for $350.


That title is a mouthful; but it completely describes the product.

Earlier in the Summer, Vine Vera contacted me to review its facial serum and cream. That review can be found HERE! I am pleased to work with them again and to review the eye firming cream.

Product Description  from the Vine Vera website:
The Resveratrol Cabernet High-Potency Contour Eye Firming is formulated to enrich your skin, leaving it looking soft, plump and firm. The combination of ingredients and vitamins such as Resveratrol (Pichia/ Resveratrol Ferment Extract) Vitamin E and Vitamin A will help improve skin tone and skin texture as well as reducing signs of fatigue and aging around eye area. Caffeine is also included in the formula to help with reducing puffiness and dark circles.

Aqua, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-20, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bisabolol, Soluble Collagen, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Phenoxyethanol, Laureth-7, Polyacrylamide, Silica, Glycine Soja Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allatoin, Panthenol, Cocos Nucifera Fruit Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa Root Extract, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pichia/ Resveratrol Ferment Extract, Caffeine, Retinyl Palmitate.

*All-Natural, no parabens* *Made in the USA*

How To Use:
(1) Apply a small amount to a clean face.
(2) Massage gently around eye area until absorbed. Use morning and evening.
For best results apply after Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Eye Serum or Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Night Serum.

The  Resveratrol Cabernet High Potency Contour Eye Firming Cream has a faint fragrance, but is not strong enough to be irritating to the eye.  It’s thick consistency means that you only need a little and that it will long way. The eye cream can be used morning and night.

I would recommend this product to anyone and I am happy and thankful that Vine Vera would like to give the full sized product to one blessed winner.

To enter the Giveaway please follow these steps.  May the best subscriber win!

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Creating A Dream Room With Modani

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Around the Home | 0 comments

Hi Elegant Readers,

Hope you are cozy and warm and life is treating you well.

I often get questions on how to incorporate color into a monochromatic palette. I always give advice that if color is scary, try to add it in small increments.

I was recently introduced to Modani. In looking over its website, the company offers modern and chic furniture that would allow my interior design juices to flow. I picked the brown sectional modern sofa featured below. I let my imagination run wild, incorporating bright pieces, also from Modani and a painting that hangs in my bedroom.

I started with a template and thought about my taste and desires for my dream living room.

Eclectic Chic!

Eclectic Chic!  Images provided by Modani

The collage below gives a more visual look of how I would design the room.

When I saw the brown sectional modern sofa, I had to incorporate the colorful pillow and add contrast with the satin shiny pillow which makes it fun.

I included four ways to add your own charm to a room.

1. I really like the metal hardware of the the chandelier and functionality of the overhead lighting.

2. The rug adds softness and warmth to the room.

3. The pouf and extra chair adds additional seating that is a must for a living room. It also adds style. That pouf will be a major conversation starter because someone would think you bought that piece on your many travels.

4. The lamp adds additional lighting with an architectural flair and adds balance and depth.

All the pieces work together in harmony.

So the finished template I created below.

Living Room Collage

Living Room Collage Images provided by Modani

To take the room a step further I added a mirror, suitcases for decoration and storage, a vase, and a bookcase for my favorite books.

When I designed the living room, I immediately saw the painting in my bedroom; it works well with the color scheme of the living room. This is one of my favorite portraits in my home.

Picture for the Master Bedroom

One of my Paintings

The key is to let the room reflect your style because everything will flow into place when that happens. I have to think outside the box and set my own standards. All it takes is one piece, whether it is a pillow or a sectional sofa and your dreams can cultivate from there to create a beautiful room.

Modani offers many chic and trendy furniture options for your house. One thing that I admire about this company is that is contributes to a charity for needy children. The work done by Lonely Peleg is an inspiration. This short video highlights his work throughout the world.

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Images were provided by Modani. I was not compensated for my work.

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Surprise! These Once Thought of As “Unhealthy Foods” Are Now Actually Good for You

Posted by on Dec 7, 2014 in Fitness | 0 comments

Scientific studies are being conducted on thousands of items of food that we consume every day. Some of these studies show how these once deemed unhealthy foods are not as detrimental to your health as initially thought. Below are just a few examples of what was once considered an unhealthy food item is now being hailed by science as healthy.


Eggs were once considered a dietary taboo and thought to clog arteries, which could lead to heart attacks or strokes. However, new research give individuals the green light to consume eggs on a daily basis, some are even calling eggs a superfood. One egg contains healthy amounts of unsaturated fats, high-quality protein and 13 essential minerals and vitamins for only 75 calories. Although the yolk contains 213 milligrams of dietary cholesterol, consuming one whole egg several times per week is acceptable as long as other foods high in cholesterol are limited.


Pork has long been demonized as a fatty, unhealthy, poor choice of food. However, if you are familiar with the right cuts such as boneless loin chops, tenderloin and center cut bacon, pork is superior to chicken as a source of complete protein. On lean, well trimmed cuts, a pork tenderloin is just as lean as a skinless chicken breast. Pork cuts taken from the loin such as pork roast or pork chops are lower in fat and calories than a skinless chicken thigh. Aside from its low fat and calorie content, pork is also a good source of thiamin, niacin, riboflavin and vitamin B6.

You may have heard that drinking this caffeinated beverage is bad for your health, although new scientific research states differently. Of course, consuming too much caffeine can cause insomnia and jitteriness, but scientists have discovered that drinking coffee on a regular basis can help reduce your risk of developing diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, colon cancer and even headaches. One study in particular shows that individuals who drink 2 cups of coffee per day have a 20% fewer risk of developing colon cancer than individuals who drink none. Although more research is needed, many health experts believe that coffee’s health benefits outweigh its negatives.

When the low-carb diet craze hit the public, potatoes were cast to the wayside. However, when prepared properly, potatoes are a versatile, nutritious and inexpensive food that should have a place in your diet. One medium skin-on potato contains only 160 calories and is high in fiber and potassium. Potatoes should be enjoyed on a constant basis when they are roasted, baked or mashed. When enjoying potatoes, be aware of adding fatty toppings such as shredded cheese, butter and sour cream, which can add hundreds of calories and unnecessary fat.

Dark Chocolate
Chocolate lovers rejoice! Studies have shown that dark chocolate contains potent antioxidants known as flavonoids similar to those found in fruits, vegetables, red wine and tea. Consuming a small amount of pure dark chocolate on a daily basis can help improve the flow of blood through vessels and capillaries in older adults, and may help improve insulin sensitivity.

Remember that no matter how healthy a food, consuming everything in moderation is key to healthy results. All of the above foods provide you with important nutrients and vitamins, but you can have too much of a good thing. Following a sound nutrition plan that is well- balanced in proteins, carbohydrates and fats can help you achieve and maintain optimal health.

This article was written by Sergeant Michael Volkin, inventor of Strength Stack 52 exercise cards, a unique way to transform bodyweight exercises into a fun and competitive workout.

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