Every dog owner is aware that sometimes it comes at a price. More often than not this is your home. Just like with small children it’s inevitable that a dog will make a mess in your home. So you are going to have to invest in more time keeping it clean. With that in mind, I thought I would share with you some top tips to keep your home clean and tidy. Allowing you more time to enjoy with your dog.
Unpleasant smells As a dog owner, we know that they have a scent. One that can get stronger at times especially when they have been outside. These odours can linger in the home. So it’s important to ensure that your dog gets bathed regularly. But make sure that you don’t wash too frequently, or avoid not washing your dog often enough. Just like we have specific requirements for our hair, so does your dog. So take into account if your dog’s hair is particularly greasy or dry. While bathing your dog is a great way to keep odours at bay, consider making sure your home is ventilated. Also, use strong fabric fresheners to ensure the rest of your home continues to smell rosey.
Damaged items Another thing that dog owners are all too familiar with is damaged items. If your dog likes to chew things, then you sure know about it. Nothing is safe from your slippers to the carpets. To avoid your furniture and other items being destroyed consider bones for them to chew or indestructible dog toys for them to enjoy. You can go to the website online to find out more information on what’s available.
Dog toys everywhere Dogs are just as playful as young children. So it shouldn’t surprise you that there will be an accumulation of things like toys everywhere. It’s important to keep your dog occupied, especially when you are not around. But consider having a storage space where they can live at night or when your dog isn’t keen to play. Doing this will ensure that your home stays tidy.
Dirty paw prints The last thing you want is for your dog to go trailing through your home with muddy paws after a long walk. But these incidents can happen and cause stains on carpets, flooring and even the walls. However, training your dog to wait until you give the order to enter your home is one way to combat it. Although, you may find that these things do happen from time to time, so make sure you have a good stain remover spray on standby. Tackle the marks as soon as possible to avoid them staining.
Dog hair Finally, one of the biggest issues with dogs is the accumulation of hair that can gather all around your home. Of course, the amount of hair a dog sheds depends on its breed. Regular grooming is essential to make sure you brush away those stray hairs. A dog will shed its hair more at certain times of the years, so make sure you are aware of when you may need to groom your dog more regularly.
I hope these tips help you keep your home clean and tidy.
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Do you ever feel like you want your lashes to grow longer or brows to look fuller? Are you wearing faux eyelashes and would really like to get rid of them?
I hear you loud and clear. I have never worn faux lashes and don’t pluck my eyebrows, but I do know what it’s like to fill in brows to make them look fuller.
New York Biology UltraLASH
New York Biology has an UltraLASH Lash & Brow Serum that claims to make those brows look fuller and grow those lashes longer. I am always a little skeptical for such claims being made but I don’t mind giving the product a try. My brows and eyelashes are already full but I do add powder or a brow liner stick for fullness.
The UltraLASH brow and lash serum comes in a 3.5 mil box and when you take top off it has brush applicator on the top. After I wash my face I apply according to the directions the brush gently along my brows . You only need to apply the serum once so it will last a long time.
My brows look full, healthy, however, my brows are already thick so not seeing a lot of change right now. I will keep using the serum and see how it works overtime.
JTwisdom applying applicator to brows
When I apply the serum to the upper eyelashes I would apply the brush from the inner part of my lash line to the outer part. it was very easy to apply, and a little of the serum was all I needed. I have used this product a month and I can tell that areas were my lashes need to look thicker I am starting to see thickness.
JT applying brush to lash area
The ingredients and more information about the UltraLASH & Brow serum is listed below for your convenience.
Aqua (Water), Glycerine, Hydrolyed Starch Phosphate, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Pentapeptide-17, Pterocarpus Marsupium Bark Extract, Malus Domestica (Apple) Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Mannitol, Panthenol (D), Glutamic Acid (L), Xanthan Gum, Lecithin 1, 2- Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Chloride Disodium Succinate, Tropolone, Phenoxyethanol, Phytic Acid.
Draw the applicator carefully along the skin at the base of the upper eyelashes going from the inner part of your lash line to the outer part. May also apply to eyebrow area. Use once daily. External use only.
About the Product
DERMATOLOGIST & CLINICALLY TESTED this irritation-free and allergy-free formula was tested to deliver results without causing discomfort. This eyelash serum has gone through rigorous testing at an independent lab under dermatologist supervision to insure you have peace of mind.
LAB TEST IN CLINICAL TRIALS SHOWED that after use of Eyelash Enhancing Serum, users found that applying the solution daily, gave a 25% increase in the thickness and length of eyelashes after two weeks, and a 75% increase after six weeks of regular use. The results were studied over a panel of applicants and measured with SigmaScan software.
THICKER, FULLER, & LONGER LASHES our Eyelash Growth Serum is made utilizing cutting edge technologies such as Pentapeptide-17, Swiss Apple Stem Cells and Botanical Complex Tricholasty®. These active high-end ingredients encourage hair to grow thicker, fuller, and longer while improving the overall appearance and condition of your lashes.
CREATE THICKER, MORE DEFINED BROWS unlike other eyelash growth products the ingredients in this serum have been tested to work on brows just as effectively. Our clinically proven formula is designed to transform weak, uneven and sparse brows into healthy-looking, fuller brows.
MADE IN THE USA our Eyelash Enhancer Serum is made using the Highest Quality Ingredients. Produced in our FDA Approved cGMP Facility does not contain alcohol, parabens or sulfates and is Cruelty Free.
With the hot and humid days of summer upon us, I want to keep my skin routine to a minimum. I do not want to put much of anything on when the temperature reaches 90 degrees and above. If you have heard the expression ‘sweating off your make-up’, that definitely will happen when the humidity reaches 100 degrees. I am always on the look for a moisturizer that will keep my face feeling fresh; but not oily and will last the whole day through. Vivo Labs recently contacted my about trying its Vitamin C and Amino Day Moisturizer. I was intrigued and curious to see if this moisturizer would be an ideal fit for those humid days of summer.
A big “Thank You” to Mayank and the team at Vivo Labs for providing me with the opportunity to try the moisturizer; and to give one to one of wonderful followers to try as well. The moisturizer comes in a sleek and sexy bottle. It is a 1.62 ounce bottle and retails for $58. Details on the giveaway are at the end of this review.
Directions (from the box)
Apply the Vitamin C+ Amino Day moisturizer generously to the face and neck. For me, I only needed one pump. I do not like to waste any product. When I tried one pump, it was more than enough and my face did not feel oily at all. For dry skin, you may need two pumps or more. But I suggest that you start with one pump and see how it goes. You may need a second or third pump, but you don’t want to overdo it and be looking oily and shiny. The bottle should last a long time if you are only using one pump.
Applying the moisturizer Thanks to God and good genes, my skin is in pretty good condition. I applied the moisturizer by massaging from my neck to my face in upward motions. I apply moisturizer this way because it decreases wrinkles and it is just a great massage. The Vitamin C+ Amino Day moisturizer absorbed into my skin well. My skin felt soft and supple. The moisturizer never felt weighty or heavy, so my SPF glided on smoothly. It lasted the whole day through. My skin never felt dry or rough; always fresh and smooth.
JT applying Vivo moisturizer
The Spotlight ingredients are ProVitamin B5, Citric Acid, and Chamomile. Enrich your skin with ingredients like coconut, cucumber and pro vitamin B5 Features Shea Butter and Green Tea Leaf Extract Helps moisturize and replenish your appearance Leaves you with a healthier looking complexion Great for all skin types
I have sensitive skin with an occasional acne breakout. I have to be very selective about what I use for my skincare regime. I have used the moisturizer every day for two weeks and I am still using the product. I like how it feels as it is absorbed into skin.
Discount Code!! Vivo Labs is very generous and offering a 60 percent discount to all of my readers and subscribers on its website.
Use this code to receive the discount: JTWISDOM60
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Today was a beautiful sunny low humidity day.
What a wonderful day to go for a run and get in the zone with some really good music. When I run, my music makes me not even think about how hard i am working.
Because of my partnership with Verizon Wireless, I recently had an opportunity to demo the LG Tone Pro Bluetooth Stereo headset. This wireless headset is designed for the on-the-go person for listening to music and taking phone calls. I was curious to listen to the quality of the sound from the earbuds and how well the wireless worked.
LG Tone PRO Bluetooth Stereo Headset
– The headset has a comfortable, lightweight, around-the-neck sleek design. It do no like wearing anything heavy weight hanging on my neck. This headset is a perfect companion.
– I synced the headset via Bluetooth with my phone. The music sounds quite clear and I could hear the bass really well. If a call comes in, the music pauses and I can answer the call. After the call finishes, my music is there for me right where I left off.
– Tone & Talk™ 2.0- Tone & Talk 2.0* allows text reading over TONE PRO. It also incorporates Voice Memo for recording memos and Find Me for locating a paired device.
– The new wire design is low profile and specially made to accentuate the slim design of the next generation TONE PRO. Wires are constructed of tough, quality, lightweight Kevlar fibers for durability and performance.
– The LG TONE PRO offers noise-canceling, dual MEMS microphones for clear calls even in noisy surroundings. Featuring echo cancellation and noise reduction, you can take your calls knowing that TONE PRO will deliver your voice clearly.
JT using the LG Tone Pro Bluebooth Stereo headset
With the wireless feature, the headset will work up 33 feet from the base station – whether it is a phone or computer and another Bluetooth device. If you keep your phone on you, you will not have problem. However, if you keep the phone in a room and leave for another location, you will find that the reception will get very spotty outside of that 33 feet range.
The headset is designed for 10.5 hours of music time, up to 16 hours of talk time and up to 30 days of standby time. Charging time is less than two hours.
In the Box
One LG TONE PRO, Charger
Extra Ear Gels (Small and Large) – My ears are small so the ear gels it came with fit me snug and perfectly.
Quick Start Guide
I would see people using headsets not thinking it was a needed purchase. However, after reviewing the LG Tone Pro Bluetooth Stereo headset it can be a benefit to a lot of people, from the business person to the stay at home mom or dad. The hands free feature is a bonus if whether you are working in the yard or presenting a report to the board. The headset is available at Verizon Wireless and retails for $69.99 an
Verizon Wireless provided BubblingWithEleganceAndGrace.com with a demo of the LG Tone Pro Bluebooth Stereo headset, to write this review. All opinions are strictly our own. We did not receive any monetary compensation to write this review. After the one month time, the headset was returned to Verizon, to write this review.
I hope that your week is going well! It is hard to believe that we are approaching the end of August Where did the summer? I know it’s been hot, humid and very rainy here in the Show Me State. So, for me, I am so looking forward to fall. One important thing to think about in August is ‘Back to School.’ Whether it is you or your child, going back to school is a big deal. In addition to the school supplies and new clothes that need to be bought, you may also want to consider upgrading or purchasing new cell phones for you and the family. With all the phones on the market, it is hard to know which one is the best one for you and your family. You may want to consider the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 available from Verizon Wireless.
Because of our partnership with Verizon Wireless, we tried this phone for about a month to write a review on the blog. We enjoyed using this phone because of the many features that it offered and how easy it was to use.
Motorola Droid Turbo 2
Product Description From Verizon
The Motorola Droid Turbo 2 has the world’s first shatterproof display, guaranteed not to crack or shatter for four years. It has a battery that can last up to 48 hours from a single charge. The Turbo charging port can charge the battery for thirteen hours of use in only fifteen minutes. The built-in camera can captures the perfect shot with its 21–megapixel rapid–focus feature. The phone is powered by fast 4G LTE, only from Verizon. The DROID TURBO 2 comes in 32GB internal memory and is available in Black Soft-Grip, Black-Pebble Leather, Gray Ballistic Nylon, or Winter White Soft-Grip. Check out VerizonWireless.com for additional details on all of these features and specifications.
My favorite feature of the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 is exclusively found only on the Motorola brand of mobile phones. When each of your family members has a Motorola phone, they can keep connected with each other with the app known as Moto Loop. After setting up the app, you can add members to your Loop and check-in with them throughout day. You can track their location on a map. It may be a child coming home from school or a husband who is out running errands on his day off. It can also be used for an elderly parent who is staying by themselves and need to checked on each day. Moto Loop provides that peace of mind for a mother or wife who who wants to keep her family members close at hand. The app can also be connected to your NEST thermostat to adjust the temperature and HUE lighting devices to turn lights on and off. This great feature keeps tabs on your house when you are not at home and helps keep it energy efficient as well.
We recommend the Motorola Droid Turbo 2 to anyone who wants to use an advanced phone with many high-quality features. We recommend that everyone in the household have this same phone. It provides easy connections with each other throughout the day. It keeps everyone at peace because no has to worry about not have the best phone. The phone retails on Verizon’s website for $528. Check with a Verizon representative for any special promotions or sales related to this phone.
Verizon Wireless provided BubblingWithEleganceAndGrace.com with a demo of the Motorola Droid Turbo 2, to write this review. All opinions are strictly our own. We did not receive any monetary compensation to write this review. After the one month time, the phone was returned to Verizon.
This week was full, but very productive. Our church went to see the movie Ben Hur Thursday night. The movie was full of intrigue and action; so if you have not seen it yet, please go see it.
It has not been cool; but I already notice that it is getting dark outside at 8:30pm now. Well, with fall right around the corner, I have been looking for a natural chest rub because the traditional rubs in the stores are petroleum-based and I wanted something different, something more natural. I have made my own body lotions and periodically I will have to purchase my favorite oils for my concoctions. One of my favorite oils is the 100% pure Eucalyptus oil by Aura Cacia, which is very therapeutic and has a spa-like aroma. The chest rub made with eucalyptus oil is great for a rub; but it also a good stress release. I will take a little bit and massage a little on my throat or temple areas.
Natural Penetrating Chest Rub
*Recipe from Aura Cacia
Natural Penetrating Chest Rub
Aura Cacia’s ingredients for a natural penetrating chest rub has only two ingredients:|
1 tbsp. of Coconut oil (unrefined)
9 drops of Eucalyptus oil
A glass jar (I used a Burt Bees clear jar)
You can massage the rub onto your chest area and you can add a warm pad for more deep penetration.
I repurposed a Burt Bees glass jar to put the ingredients in and a stirred with a wooden dowel. The coconut oil turns to liquid when it is stirred. But don’t worry, it will solidify in time. You may want to place the jar in the refrigerator if you are in a rush to use it. The finished product is pictured below.
Natural Penetrating chest rub
This rub is great for gifts for family and friends. There is nothing like creating your own gifts because you made it with love.
Tip: The jars can have decorative labels with pretty ribbons.
Purchasing your diamond engagement ring from a jewellery specialist is a wonderful experience that is guaranteed to increase your happiness on multiple levels.
In life, there are very few special occasions that become etched upon one’s memory forever. For most people, remembering their marriage proposal, engagement or wedding day is peak moments that come flooding back with feelings of love and joy for many years to come.
Because such life changing events is so precious and rare, it is important that the finer details are extremely well-planned and that nothing is left to mere chance or luck. Purchasing a diamond engagement ring from a specialist jeweller guarantees a level of personalisation and satisfaction that cannot be matched by a more standard retailer.
What is a Specialist Jeweller?
Specialist jewellers are properly trained in all aspects of the jewellery business, including gem sourcing and valuation, jewellery design, precious metals acquisition and skilled craftsmanship. They are highly capable of custom making the perfect ring to suit a couple’s taste, style and budget. Therefore, the importance of a diamond engagement rings specialist cannot be underestimated.
Mastering the Elements
There are many elements that go into creating a beautiful engagement ring, such as sourcing the right diamond and helping clients understand how diamonds are graded, valued, cut and set. Such jewellers offer a wide choice of stylish examples and can even encourage couples to bring their own creative ideas to life in the form of a unique, one of a kind ring design. Unforgettable & unique engagement proposals and stunning engagement rings go perfectly hand in hand to make your most special day even more personal and memorable.
Spoiled for Choice
Jewellers that have access to craftsmen that can custom make virtually any ring imaginable will always have an incredible advantage over their more mundane competitors that trade from major shopping centres and the local high street.
Many of the larger jewellery chains offer the same standard fare with very little variation in style, materials and settings. They buy rings in bulk that are mass produced rather than lovingly crafted and sadly, this lack of originality and care really does show.
In contrast, a specialist jeweller will take the time to get to know about the person that commissions their engagement ring. They have access to the necessary raw materials such as varying grades of diamonds and other gems as well as precious metals like platinum and rose, white or yellow gold.
Skilled craftsmen can blend all of these elements in many combinations, create hybrid styles, recreate a very specific look and even take antique or heirloom jewellery and refashion it into something modern, elegant and personally significant to the wearer.
Commissioning a custom made engagement ring is well worth the positive feelings that come from bringing your creation to life. Something about the creative process of mulling over the design and changing and perfecting it until looks exactly right is incredibly satisfying.
A Unique Symbol of Your Love
Knowing that no other ring quite like yours exists,anywhere else in the world, makes your ring a unique symbol of the special bond that only you and your fiancé have with each other. That is the kind of significance that cannot be bought off the shelf at any price!
The combination of choice, freedom, personalisation, flexibility and significance that comes from having your engagement ring custom made with the help of a specialist jeweller cannot be underestimated. Whenever you gaze upon your ring you’ll be forever reminded of the creative process and glad you took the time to craft a statement that makes your engagement experience infinitely more heartwarming and joyful.
In the heat and humidity, I find that you still must wear your moisturizers and your SPF. On those hot and sticky days, it is important to wear the protection, but you don’t want to feel like your wearing anything on your face. I have tried several different types of skincare for my face, although I don’t have many wrinkles, however it never hurts to be preventative when it comes to my skin.
I recently had the opportunity to try the Advanced Anti-Aging Moisturizer from New York Biology, The ultimate cosmeceuticals that is
Green Tea, Vitamin E, Vitamin B5, Propolis, Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter
*It’s important for me to list all of the ingredients and how they appear on the box.
Aloe Vera (certified organic), Palm oil, Sunflower Oil, Phospholipids, Pentylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Retinol, Potassium Phosphate, Cassia Augustifolia Seed, Vitamin E, Stearate, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Jojoba Oil (certified organic), Stearic Acid, Wildcrafted Green Tea, Shea Butter, Propolis, Pathejnol (Vitamin B5), Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Xantham Gum, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol.
About the Product (Amazon.com)
ADVANCED FORMULA 2.5% RETINOL CREAM also known as Vitamin A, is highly lauded as an anti aging treatment. It acts as an antioxidant, scavenging the free radicals responsible for wrinkles and other signs of aging like no other moisturizing cream.
FIGHTS WRINKLES & FINE LINES this advanced moisturizer includes natural ingredients such as Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter along with Hyaluronic Acid providing all the benefits of a retinol facial treatment while reducing the irritation that often accompanies it. This anti aging face cream is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin, and can even be used around the eyes.
BEST ANTI AGING MOISTURIZER our formula, with a list of antioxidants helps to halt the progress of time on your face. The Retinol Cream increases collagen production and may be involved in building elastin, both of which help to make your skin firm and smooth.
HELPS DIMINSH ACNE & HYDRATE SKIN with its carefully designed balance between Retinol and all natural moisturizing agents such as Vitamin E. Also included is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in human skin that helps it retain moisture. This retinol moisturizer gives your skin a healthy glowing appearance when applied as part of an acne treatment.
MADE IN THE USA, our Retinol Cream is made using the Highest Quality Ingredients. This anti aging anti wrinkle moisturizer, produced in their FDA Approved cGMP Facility does not contain alcohol, parabens or sulfates and is Cruelty Free.
There really isn’t a fragrance, very light and pleasant.
Facial Routine After I wash my face, I rub together a couple of drops of Argan oil in my hands and gently apply under my eyes and my face. The second step, I apply a small amount of the luxurious New York Biology Advanced Anti-Aging moisturizer to my face.The moisturizer absorbs into my face and eye area instantly as I massage it in. It does not make my skin feel oily. And last but an important factor, I always make sure I wear my favorite SPF before I go outside.
The Design of the Jar
The jar is designed so well that you never have to think about contamination of the product. When I took the clear top off and pushed down the white applicator of the jar the right amount of moisturizer came out that I needed. I never touched the product because of the design of the jar, so no cross contamination worries. It took me less than a minute to figure out how to use it, when I first got it I took the top off and there’s a lot of product that will last me a while.
The Price The skincare sells on Amazon.com for $14.95, retails for $39.95 and has 2,236 customer reviews. For the price, I got a lot of product that will last a long time.
Four skincare tips for wearing moisturizers when it’s sticky, humid and hot.
Make sure you wear a moisturizer that doesn’t feel oily to the skin.
If your moisturizer doesn’t have an SPF, make sure you apply it over your skincare.
Go light on the makeup.
Get out there and enjoy the outdoors.
I received this product for a discounted price for my honest and unbiased opinion. All opinions are from bubblingwitheleganceandgrace.com.
Are you enjoying the summer? It is already August and I even saw a school bus today with kids on it already. I pray you having fun and that it is not hot and humid where you are. It has rained and a few cloudy days this week, but all of the sudden we had a break from the heat. Today, on the other hand, felt like a hot stove out there and quite humid. I can not complain because I have so much to be thankful for.
Tips on keeping cool in the summer
Natural fibers are great in a warm climate because the fabric is breathable and not slippery. Breathable fabric wicks away moisture. Bold prints are fun to wear and elongates the body. You can see in the image below the print in the palazzo pants take center stage. I added my red Dooney and Bourke handbag for a color effect that accentuates the whole ensemble.
Be Confident and bold. God made you special, you have to remember that.
If you have been hesitant in years past about wearing prints, be bold and take a chance. Bright and cheery pants could bring a small to your face and change your whole attitude.
Discover what you can do to help so your daughter can have the best prom possible.
Moms, if you are reading this right, we would like to let you know how important you are. Not just to life itself of course, but to your daughter’s prom night. Being one of the most important nights in her life to date, you will play an essential role in making sure she feels and looks her best.
Not only this but part of the whole experience which makes prom so much fun is how moms are always an essential part of the process. Whether it’s shopping from a trusted store like Peaches Boutique in Chicago, IL, choosing and planning make-up ideas or giving honest yet loving feedback on things, no girl can do without her mom for prom.
So now you are fully aware of just how important you are to your daughter’s prom, let’s look at some important things you can do along the way.
When it comes to the prom night, you may have to save the day (more than once) and here’s how…
The hair goes wrong! Here’s how to fix a BHD (Bad hair day): If you have booked in with the hairdressers and things aren’t going as planned, breathe and relax. You can ask the stylist for some tips on how to create the desired style if time is short. Make sure you have some curlers, bobby pins, fancy clips and a straightener at home if you have to clean up the mess.
Make sure the make-up is perfect: Make-up can either make or break the overall look of your daughter on prom. It’s good to emphasize from the start just is. This may cost more up-front but will cut down on costs when hiring beauticians. There are also plenty of cool YouTube tutorials from pros who can really help you create the look your daughter wants.
Make sure you buy all the essentials: Essentials can include anything from hairspray to foot gels to make heels that little bit more comfortable. It’s the small things that count and can make your daughters prom night go smoothly.
Think about the logistics: All girls get excited about their proms, so much so they may look past all-important elements such as how they are going to arrive to their prom. It might be a good idea then to help arrange the ride. Most chauffeur services will be in high demand around this time of year so ensure to get things booked well in advance. Also consider the numbers, the more people you and your daughter can get on board the cheaper the overall cost will be.
Think about any after-party: Will your home host the after-party? Does your daughter have any plans for when the prom is over? Thinking post-prom is also an area which may slip everyone’s mind but be important to finishing the night with a bang!
As you can see, you’re an essential part to the process, mom! Doing these things can really help your daughter enjoy her prom and look the part.