Tuesday, April 26, 2011
With just a few days to go until she becomes the newest member of England’s royal family, princess-to-be Kate Middleton is showing no signs of nerves and is looking as beautiful as ever! Knowing that millions of people around the world will be watching her trip down the aisle on April 29th, Kate is already taking the steps to get herself looking like she was born into royalty. Not able to hop across the pond to London to get Kate’s exact beauty regimen? Then here’s how you can get the look at home here in the USA!
"Waity Katie” is finally getting her day to let her true beauty shine and so can you!
Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Kids check out this Annie Lennox mashup... if you have to ask see:
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Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
The trend of cosmetic products with long-term benefits has grown over the years, as consumers continue to seek products that work together to enhance their appearance long after being applied. From acne fighting makeup to moisturizing lipsticks, consumers want continuous benefits that have quick results and longevity. We all know the wonders of mascara well; in fact, most of us feel naked without it. But breakage, thinning and damaging of the lashes are mascara's little known drawbacks. Fortunately, EnvyDerm, a groundbreaking new nonprescription formula eyelash growth serum is here for our eyebatting rescue.
Starting May 10, 2011, couples from across the U.S. may enter the contest and submit their love story by logging on to www.MarryMeInMiami.com. In June, five finalist couples will be randomly selected to visit Miami to compete for the grand prize in a “Wedding Day Challenge” obstacle course that will take place on June 22, 2011 on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. The couple who wins the challenge will receive a wedding ceremony and reception for 125 guests on October 9, 2011 at the Biltmore.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
• Tap Screen for setting laps and activating backlight
• Run History with data from past runs
• Personal Records including those imported from Nikeplus.com
• Quick Start with optional shoe-based Nike+ Sensor
• Heart Rate Monitor compatibility
• Recognition (or “Attaboys”) for personal records
• Run Reminders that appear after five days if a run has not been logged
• Post-run acknowledgement and encouragement
The Nike+ SportWatch GPS plugs neatly into any USB port on a Mac or PC, then immediately launches the Nike+ Connect interface which automatically transfers information to www.nikeplus.com.
Athletes who want to get the most out of their run and from the Nike+ SportWatch GPS will have access to a huge catalogue of run routes logged by Nike and published by other runners on streets and trails around the world.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Do it in Public – 75 percent of women have no problem when fellow lipstick-wearing ladies pucker up to apply in public.
Be Selfish – Sorry guys, but 90 percent of lipstick-wearing women said that she's not wearing that sultry hue for you; it's for herself!
Stick to Your Guns – Ladies are sticking to their guns and choosing the colors that they want to wear (no matter what's on the social calendar). 75 percent of lipstick wearers choose the shade that looks best on them, regardless of whether it's for a date or girls' night out.
Give it All Up – 3 in every 10 lipstick wearers would give up a prized possession spanning from a morning coffee to a favorite pair of shoes to keep their favorite shade close at hand, always.
He Said ...
Leave Your Mark – Over 60 percent of men believe that smeared makeup on their face is a telltale sign of a steamy make-out session.
Ravish in Red – Nearly 70 percent of men associate women in red lipstick with positive sentiments like being sexy, confident and successful, while only 18 percent think it appears promiscuous.
Role Play – 30 percent of all men said they would rather wear lipstick for a day than gain 30 pounds.
William & Kate: Hairstyling Secrets from The Lifetime Original Movie
Creating the "Royal" Look is made easy with Professional Hairstyling Products
RaMona Fleetwood, Department Head, shares her hairstyling secrets from the much anticipated Lifetime TV release of William and Kate debuting Monday April 18th at 9PM ET. With the Royal Wedding taking place on April 29, 2011, the love story of their romance was filmed in Los Angeles with Nico Evers-Swindell as Prince William and Camilla Luddington portraying Kate Middleton. To recreate their "Royal" look, hairstylist RaMona Fleetwood used professional hair color from IT&LY HAIRFASHION and hair care from both IT&LY HAIRFASHION and White Sands Products for this highly anticipated release.
According to RaMona, "IT&LY HAIRFASHION'S Colorly 2020 hair color and styling products along with White Sands Products saved the day. Even during many of the rainy days filming outside, their hair held and the color could not have been more natural".
Camilla Luddington as "Kate Middleton"
RaMona began her look by changing Camilla's original blonde hair color to match that of Kate Middleton's with IT&LY HAIRFASHION'S cruelty free Colorly 2020 hair color (www.italyhairfashion.com). To style, RaMona applied a dime size amount of Orchids Oil by White Sands (www.whitesandsproducts.com) from roots to ends before each blow dry. Next, she sprayed White Sands Liquid Texture Firm Hold Styling Spray at the root area and set Camilla's hair on jumbo hot rollers for volume. After makeup, RaMona removed the hot rollers and spiral wrapped small sections around a 1 ¼ inch curling iron alternating the direction of each curl. This technique helped create the natural waves and curls Kate Middleton wears. To finish, RaMona sprayed her hair with IT&LY Pure Hair Eco non-aerosol Hairspray for hold. To control fly-a-ways picked up by high definition with back lighting, RaMona carried a bottle of IT&LY Pure Water Drops to smooth any tiny, loose hairs with her fingertips.
For the infamous runway look, RaMona began with dry hair, creating a side part. Next, she lightly sprayed the roots and hair shaft with White Sands Liquid Texture Firm Hold Styling Spray. To create the curl and texture, she then took small sections and slightly twisted them as she rolled them on 2 sets of hot rollers. The bang area was set off base and over directed to achieve a "Veronica Lake" bang. After 20 minutes, RaMona removed the hot rollers and shook the curls to loosen them. For hold, she sprayed them with IT&LY Hair Eco Non-aerosol Hairspray.
IT&LY Pure Water Drops were used to smooth down any fly-a-ways while the rest of the casts' up-do's for the runway scenes; RaMona relied upon White Sands Infinity Hairspray.
Nico Evers-Swindell as "Prince William"
Nico's light ash brown hair was also colored with IT&LY HAIRFASHION'S cruelty free Colorly 2020 hair color to match Prince William's hair. As the Department Head, RaMona achieved the Prince's look by creating a slight bend to the ends using White Sands Liquid Texture Firm Hold Styling Spray with a small flat iron and defining the style with IT&LY's Pure Definition Paste.
Spring is the time to begin working on home improvement projects. If you're thinking about stocking up on supplies for your most pressing project, consider the ways you can save when you do-it-yourself:
1. Big Box Vs. Small Stores
For the frugal consumer, shopping smart is always a logical first step. When you're shopping at the big-box home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowes, there are always deals going down.
The two heavyweight retailers are highly competitive and both stores offer price matching with an additional 10-percent discount on identical products advertised at a lower price at any competing store. Both stores also post weekly sales, discounts and rebates on their websites so you can be prepared before you hit the store. Not to mention, you can always find coupons for these home and garden giants.
On the other hand, locally owned home-supply stores, like Ace Hardware, often provide email sign-ups that allow you to receive special deals on the same items you would find at the big-box stores. While you may not be able to purchase sheet rock, the smaller places may carry everything from plumbing supplies to finishing notes for your home.
2. Tester Cans and Used Paint
Next to buying a nice area rug, painting is probably the easiest way to change the look of a room. Unfortunately, home improvement stores are aware of this and they like to make you pay for it. There are definitely ways to get around the high prices though.
If you only have a small space to paint, there's no need to invest in a whole gallon of paint that'll inevitably take up space in the garage or closet. Ask about small tester cans that can often be found for $5 or less in a variety of colors.
The word is starting to get out on used paint, too. When people order large amounts of custom paint, they often order too much. This paint gets returned to the stores, but the merchant can't put such cans back on the shelf with the rest of the paint. If you're in the right place at the right time, you might be able to get gallons of paint for around $5. Not all stores will have used paint, but it doesn't hurt to ask.
3. Buy Lumber in Bulk
Working with lumber can be intimidating. It requires precise measurements and cuts, or you'll end up wasting money and materials. Prices vary by lumber grade and wood type, so be aware of what materials are required to get the job done.
4. Generic Vs. Name Brand
There's an incredible variety of nails and screws available, but how much of a difference is there really? Generic brand nails and screws are often up to par with the name brands, but cost significantly less. In some cases, the only difference between a generic and the brand name is the box!
The same can be said for pipes and plumbing fixtures. Unpackaged fixtures in a bulk bin can have the same quality as their packaged counterparts on the shelf, but cost much less. Longevity is also something to consider when working on a plumbing project. Copper pipes and PVC pipes typically give you the most bang for your buck, lasting up to 60 years.
5. Caulk Singles
Caulk certainly won't be the most expensive item on your home improvement list, but it's useful for patching up holes and sealing cracks. Often when people buy a tube of caulk for a small project, they end up making a mess of it and throwing half the tube away.
If you want to keep some caulk around for projects that spring up, try out some caulk singles from General Electric. Much like the fast food ketchup packet, they're enough for one project and cut back on waste and mess. Watch for coupons to home centers like the Home Depot that offer General Electric's caulk singles.
6. Government Rebates
Now that warm weather is finally on the way, you can replace your old windows and doors with more energy efficient ones. While it's a big project, it may be worth it when you save on heating costs next winter.
In an effort to reduce energy consumption, the federal government is continuing to offer tax credits when you install Energy Star certified windows, doors and skylights. The credits aren't as generous as last year, but you can still get 10 percent-off for $200 worth of windows and skylights and a rebate of up to $500 for doors.
7. Buy Reconditioned or Rent Power Tools
It's hard to justify buying an expensive power tool, especially when you know you'll never use it again. If you live the DIY credo, Home Depot rents such power tools as power washers, paint sprayers, chainsaws and buff sander. By renting, you'll get the professional finish you want without having to cut corners on expensive equipment.
Many power tool manufacturers have online outlets where they sell reconditioned tools at a discount. These tools are certified by the manufacturer, so you have a guarantee they'll work. You can save even more when you use a Bosch Outlet coupon or a Bostitch Outlet free shipping code for discount power tools.
8. Used Hand Tools
The garage sale may still be king for finding good deals on hand tools. Many people don't enjoy inherited tools and are willing to part with them for next to nothing, compared to new tools. Wrench sets, hammers and screwdrivers made by quality toolmakers like Craftsman and Stanley can stand the test of time and are as good today as they were 30 years ago.
9. Working Together
No one escapes a little home maintenance from time to time. If you and a neighbors are working on similar projects, sharing the cost of renting a wood chipper or cement mixer can save both of you time and money.
While skilled friends and family don't necessarily enjoy manual labor, they can be coaxed into it with the promise of good food, drink or a labor exchange to be named later. Working with friends gets the job done faster and is usually much more fun.