It’s that time of year, shopping, paying for shopping, stressing about shopping, the holidays, planning parties, gift-giving, etc. It’s really no wonder this time of year tends to lead to a lot of sleepless nights for many of us too, and unfortunately what comes from that, as well all know, is those ugly unsightly dark circles under the eyes! Yep, our eyes don’t lie. They are the gateway to the soul as they say, they give away your age, and they let people know when you’re not sleeping as much as you should be too.
Luckily there is a great way to combat the tired, puffy, dark eyes while you sleep! The VIIcode O2M Mask makes it super simple to wake to refreshed, and give you wide-awake eyes that look like you’ve slept for 8 or 9 hours when maybe you only got 4 or 5 instead! These lovely gel-like textured eye masks couldn’t be any easier to use. Just pop them on before bed after cleansing your face, and remove when you wake! That’s it! You can wear them up to 8 hours too, for maximum results! The mask will continuously deliver product to your eyes while you sleep, allowing you to look refreshed, and more youthful come morning, even if the lack of sleep has not left you feeling quite that way yourself!
To wear, just open up the individual packet, pull back the light membrane on the back of each mask, then apply underneath the eye. The eye masks are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, proteins, botanicals, peptides, and essential fatty acids, as well as ecological plant oxygen extracts which are extracted from natural herbal formula, to remove the dark circles, diminish the puffiness, and leave your sensitive skin around the eye area looking vibrant, youthful, refreshed, and brighter too! This incredible formula works to help activate memory cells, promoting cell metabolism, and also helps promote oxygen in the blood too, which of course is what helps leave you with these crazy-amazing skin benefits while using this fabulous eye mask!
These oxygen eye masks are also incredibly soothing and cooling to use! They will be great in the summer time especially to keep you cool. I love how each time I use it, it makes me feel like I’m at the spa. The masks are thick yet feel lightweight on the skin so they don’t interrupt sleep. The gel-like consistency keeps the skin feeling cool and refreshed! The pads area also sticky enough they stay in place all night long, even if you tend to roll around in your sleep, but they won’t leave any residue behind when you remove them, and they are easy to take off when it comes time to remove. In fact, it hardly feels like peeling at all, they just come right off with no extra effort!
Winter time is not the greatest of times for most people. This applies mostly to those people whose hands, face and feet are all dried up due to the cold weather. For some, the condition doesn’t stop here. It goes all the way to making the skin so dry that it starts to crack and flake. In worse conditions, eczema may result. The worst comes to the worst when you turn on the heat in the house and the skin becomes drier instead of making the condition better. What then do you do when all the remedies you thought would work don’t work? Do you just give up or are there a few more remedies available that you can try out?
Well, hold on as here that all we will be discussing. Some of the things you may do include:
- Apply Extra Moisturizer
If ever your skin needed moisture, now it needs it even more. If you apply your usual moisturizer and find it is not as effective as it is in summer or spring, then it’s a sign that you need to change it as soon as possible. A change is always good, remember. A heavier moisturizer will ensure your skin doesn’t dry out and remains protected all through. Opt for an ‘ointment’ moisturizer that is oil based rather than water based. The oil creates a layer on the skin that retains more moisture than cream or lotion. Apply the moisturizer after shower when the skin is still dump. Note, this is not the time to apply skin bleaching cream as it may worsen the condition.
- See a Dermatologist
You are not sick, so stop freaking out. Why you need a dermatologist is so he/she can analyze your skin and give you advice on the best skin care regime that you should adopt that will help with your dry skin. However, chances are that they may recommend expensive products available in the market. That doesn’t mean you are stuck with those ones. Research shows that most expensive and cheap products are mostly the same. The only difference is the marketing strategies and the packing. What should matter most to you right now is how your skin responds to the product and if it fulfills your desires. Other things such as the cost affect least.
- A Short Warm Shower
I know the temptation to have a long hot bath is immense during the cold days, but you need to avoid it as it will do you more harm than good. The thing about a hot bath is that it has a drying effect on your skin. The same case applies to soaps that have fragrances, alcohol or deodorant. Most of them tend to strip off the skin’s natural oils. You should take less than ten minutes in the shower, and after stepping out, apply your moisturizer.
Video: Skin Care Routine to Try This Winter
- Eat Healthy
For the skin to stay moisturized and supple, you need to do more than skin protection. Eating the right foods will ensure the skin gets the required nutrients and fats for it to stay healthy. Such foods include nuts, fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Also, ensure you drink enough water to keep the skin hydrated. I will not ask you to take the gospel ‘8 glasses of water per day’ as I know you won’t do it anyway. Just take enough to keep you hydrated. There are also foods with high water content that make excellent substitutes. Water moisturizes the skin from inside out and also boosts the body functions of most organs. Eating healthy will also help in over all body fitness. Talk of killing two birds with one stone!
- Apply Sunscreen
You may be wondering why you have to do this yet the sun is nowhere in sight. Well, the skin is most sensitive during winter meaning even the least of exposure to the sun’s UV rays will take greater toll on the skin. This calls for the need to have it protected all though as these rays are still present. Ensure you apply a sunscreen with the correct SPF before you step out of the house.
Winter time doesn’t have to be the worst time for you if your skin acts out. It should be like any other time or even better. The secret is to know what to do with the skin to beat the dryness. The above tips will help you through. Don’t forget to install a humidifier.
Ella James is an aspiring author who is pursuing Health Services Administration degree from St. Petersburg College. She is an active contributor to Consumer Health Digest, which is a leading Health News. In recent years, she had the opportunity to review skin bleaching creams. Get connected with her on Facebook and Twitter.
Looking for a lovely braided bun to create for your upcoming Holiday Parties? Well look no further! I have a fabulous tutorial from Latest-Hairstyles.com Contributor: Roxie Jane Hunt, for complete steps on how to create this beautiful look!
“I love this braided updo because even though it appears as if you need mad braiding skills to achieve it, you really don’t, ” explains Roxie Jane Hunt. “The bones of this hairstyle are all based around basic braiding techniques, making the infinity braid do-able for anyone. Medium-long to long hair is needed to create this look. If you don’t have quite enough hair to create the finished look you desire, simply throw in a few clip-in extensions!
The infinity braid is also a perfect style for day two dirty hair (and beyond) and the perfect DIY look that can take you from a casual lunch date to an evening formal event in a snap.”
For this gorgeous look, you will need to section the head into threes, two small side sections and one large section down the middle. French braid one of the side sections.
Create a basic three-strand braid on the remaining side section and larger middle section. Secure all braids with a small elastic.
Starting with your center braid, wrap it loosely into a bun.
Use bobby pins around the bun to secure it in place.
Take the French braided section and wrap it under and around the middle bun. Pin into place.
Finally, take the remaining smaller side braid and wrap it over and around your middle bun. Pin that braid into place and spray the entire look with a hairspray of your choice.
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Hey lovelies, welcome to the 2015 MyStyleSpot women’s holiday Gift Guide! I have some lovely gift ideas for you as well as a fantastic chance to win some of these gorgeous prizes! ENTER TO WIN at the bottom of this post!
Let’s get started, shall we?! Hare are some fabulous gifts perfect for those special ladies in your life, MyStyleSpot approved!
1. Adult Coloring Books by Vintage Pen Press:
I don’t know what it is about coloring, but it seems to be something most of us never grow out of. I’m not even artistic but I still enjoy it! I find myself coloring when out at dinner when my nephews have been given a colorable placemat and crayons and have completely lost interest in it. I quietly take over the placemat and crayons and start coloring away, and the crazy thing is, I find myself doing this quite often! Naturally, when I heard about Adult Coloring books, I of course jumped on this immediately!
I got to try out two awesome Adult coloring books, the Get your Groove On: An absolutely fabulous coloring book and The Art of the Cigar: Vintage Labels Coloring Book. These books are amazing with cool, super fun designs to color in. “Get Your Groove On” was my favorite, thanks to all the super chic 70’s style pictures. I had a blast using lots of colors to create beautiful, bright, and incredibly colorful pictures.
Since these books arrived nearly a month ago, I’ve found myself coloring in them quite often. I like to be doing something while watching TV usually, and when I can actually force myself to put my phone down, this is a great activity to keep my hands busy but my mind on my show!
If you’d like to learn more about these amazing Adult Coloring Books, be sure to check them at VintagePenPress.com. You can also find FREE coloring pages here!
2. Amazingly Beautiful Facial A.M. and P.M. & Amazingly Beautiful Body by TrustedHealthProducts.com
Amazingly Beautiful Facial A.M. and P.M. is personalized with the user’s name, so every time they go to use it, they can see their Name and be reminded how beautiful they are! Perfect gift for your mom, sister, BFF, or girlfriend right? Yep, it makes a unique gift for Christmas or any other occasion! Using a rare combination of live fruit, nut and plant extracts to feed your skin cells and promote youthful, moist, beautiful glowing skin. This new, 100% natural live facial skin care system brings life and beauty back to your skin without any chemicals.
Ingredients are 100% pure botanical oils of almond, orange, lemon, avocado, evening primrose, olive and apricot. The safest and most effective moisturizer available with no preservatives, Parabens, GMOs, synthetic chemicals, artificial colors or additives of any kind.
Say goodbye to dry and oily skin. Skin looks and feels younger, softer and smooth like silk when using Amazingly Beautiful A.M. & P.M. It reduces the appearance of aging and firms and tones skin’s appearance.
Amazingly Beautiful Body Moisturizer and Revitalizer moisturizes deep down so you can say goodbye to dry skin. It firms and tones skin’s appearance and helps skin feel it’s cleanest, and smooth as silk. It is 100% pure and natural, live cold pressed botanical oils of almond, orange, lime, lemon, olive and avocado and contains no preservatives, Parabens, petroleum-based oils, GMOs, synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances, colorings or additives of any kind.
It smooths the appearance of rough and scaly areas, reduces the appearance of age spots, discoloration and sun spots, and decreases the appearance of blemishes and spider veins on the body. It can also be used as an underarm deodorant!
*There is also a collection for men – called The Man! This line is also personalized and is a great gift idea for that wonderful man in your life! The Man Collection includes The Man – Facial A.M. day face oil serum and P.M. evening face oil serum The
Man – as well as a Body moisturizing body serum.
Shop Amazingly Beautiful Facial A.M. and P.M and Beautiful Body Moisturizer and Revitalizer at TrustedHealthProducts.com
3. Compression Sock from AcelComfort.com for the Athlete on your Holiday Shopping list!
I didn’t think much of compression socks until I tried them out! Rumor has it they help with achieving great results when running too, by helping you to run a bit longer! They are also great for helping you to recover from workouts quicker too when wearing them. Personally, I like wearing them this time of year especially for working out, because they’re warm! You can certainly feel they are tight but they are not uncomfortable in the least. I’ve actually really enjoyed wearing them.
You don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from wearing compression socks either, they are great for combatting blood clots and deep vein thrombosis too. These socks would be great to wear on your next flight!
I am absolutely loving my Acel Comfort compression socks and they come in fun colors too like these knee-high pink socks I got to try! Pick some up for yourself today or get a pair for the athlete in your family this Holiday season!
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4. Makeup Organizer from OHUHU.
What beauty guru doesn’t love a good makeup organizer? I’m personally head over heels for this adorable, and super roomy Makeup Organizer from OHUHU. This fabulous acrylic makeup organizer lets me organize my daily makeup items along with those special occasion items like falsies and my travel size perfume too. I love having all of my makeup right there at my fingertips and it looks amazing sitting on the counter in the bathroom too!
Got a beauty lover on your holiday list this year? This lovely makeup organizer will only cost you $18, and will no doubt be a huge hit with your makeup-loving girlfriend! Find it Here on Amazon.
5. Onecklace Personalized Necklaces
Thanks to Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw, the name plate necklace will always be a hit among the ladies. I got to try out a couple of their necklaces recently and fell in love upon first glance! When my mom saw it, she even got all excited, “It’s your name!” Lol, yep mom, it is! The great thing about ONecklace’s personalized necklaces and jewelry, is that you can get them in lots of different fonts too, like these beautiful cursive fonts I decided to try out. You can also get rings and other cool items of jewelry with your initial or name on it too! You can even get monogrammed necklaces here!
Each piece is made to last, using 14k gold or 9.25 pure silver. These pieces are quality-made, and come with a certificate of Authenticity too!
There aren’t probably too many women on your Holiday list that don’t love jewelry… Get her a fabulous personalized piece of jewelry from ONecklace.com today and watch her light up with excitement!
6. Fricaine Super Falcon Exotic Wallet for the Fashion Lover on your Holiday Shopping List!
Fricaine handbags never disappoint, so I was thrilled when they sent me their beautiful Super Falcon Exotic Wallet in purple to look over for my Holiday Gift Guide this year! Like all Fricaine wallets and bags, it is made with beautiful custom designed fabric, out of quality materials that are meant to last for many seasons and years to come! The thing I really love about Fricaine, is they pay the closest attention to detail when it comes to their bags, backpacks, clutches, and wallets. They always use the prettiest and sturdiest gold hardware, as well as lovely colorful, bright, eye-catching playful, incredibly unique prints! When you look a product over from Fricaine, you can see that a lot of love and craftsmanship has gone in to each piece! They are beautifully made to perfection and the perfect piece for any fashion lover on your holiday gift list this year!
Shop this wallet and other gorgeous bags and wallets from Fricaine, at Fricaine.com.
7. Barnaby Belle Car Seat Cover- for the Soon to be Mom on your Holiday Shopping List!
Got a soon to be or new mom on your holiday shopping list this year? Get her a cute travel car seat cover from Barnaby Belle! These covers are perfect for the fashionista mom, thanks to their fabulous prints and styles! I’m personally loving this cute star print car seat cover! Each piece is lightweight and breathable, as well as super soft and cozy thanks to the 100% muslin cotton fabric used to make these gorgeous car seat covers. They can be used day or night, to keep your baby cool or warm, and the bugs, dust, and allergens out, thanks to the completely breathable fabric which allows for perfect air flow. Travel with your Baby and protect her in style!
8. Glamulet Leather Charm Bracelet
Speaking of jewelry, charm bracelets are STILL ALL the rage! I’m pretty sure they are never going out of style, maybe because they are such a fun, fabulous way to show off your personality! Glamulet offers tons and TONS of charms on their site to fit any personality! They also have pre-made charm bracelets if you’re a little unsure what to get that special lady in your life! Not sure you want to go the charm route? You can also find lots of other gorgeous, high quality jewelry pieces from Glamulet, including bracelets, rings, and necklaces!
Visit Glamulet.com today to order your fabulously chic charm bracelet!
9. Purse for the People Juniper Handbag for the Future Fashion Designer on your Holiday Shopping List!
What women’s gift guide is complete without a gorgeous handbag? You don’t have to be a shopping expert to know that a gorgeous, well-made, handbag is going to be a hit among most women! Even if your sister or BFF isn’t a big fashion lover, this is gift that is sure to be a hit with her this Holiday Season!
The Purse for the People handbag collection is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before, and absolutely a big reason why I love it so much! These bags are made out of a beautiful hand woven Rattan outer shell (a sustainable product made from the Rain Forest- which is actually helping the rain forest when you buy these stunning bags), and beautiful rolled leather details. Each bag has a beautiful canvas lining with lots of pockets for storing your goods in a well, organized fashion. The bag clasps nicely closed, so you won’t lose anything out of it, but also has a zippered inner pocket for safe-keeping.
These gorgeous one-of-a-kind bags are made right here in the USA, and made to be good to the earth! Yep, these bags are not only perfect for the fashionista on your list (or any women for that matter), but also for the lady who also cares deeply about the environment too. Not only that, but if you happen to have a future fashion designer on your hands this Holiday Season, why not give her a gift card to PurseforthePeople.com and let her design her own beautiful, uniquely made Rattan handbag? Yep, Purse for the People has a beautiful selection of ready to buy bags (the Juniper, Aspen, and Laurel), but you can also create your own handbag too! Visit their IndigoGO campaign here to learn more and show your support!
When my gorgeous Juniper bag showed up, I was completely smitten. This bag is absolutely stunning in person, and not only that, but when you glide your hands over the outside and the interior, you can easily see and FEEL what an amazing, high quality handbag it truly is. The bag is made with the upmost exquisite craftsmanship and the products and designing that went into this bag are no doubt extremely high-quality. This is a bag that will last for many years to come! In fact, when you check out their youtube channel, you can see videos of kids jumping on these bags and it does absolutely nothing to the bag! They are THAT durable! You can literally beat the crap out of them and they are still going to remain strong and sturdy!
The bag also comes with feet (which is a must for me) and the leather detailing looks and feels incredibly chic too, and is very apparent that it is made to last as well. I also really love all the pockets perfect for storing my cell phone, sunnies, keys, makeup, and more, in a very nice, organized, easy-to-get to manner! These bags are truly amazing and absolutely exceptional! You can tell you’re buying a quality handbag when purchasing a bag from Purse for the People.
Purse for the People will help you gift your loved one with a truly unique, eye-catching bag this Christmas, but not only that, you’re helping support an amazing company that truly cares about the earth as well as creating great jobs for our country too!
Want to learn more? Check them out today at PurseforthePeople.com.
10. Adorable personalized Chopsticks from Chopchix for the Foodie/Hostess on your Holiday Shopping List!
Got a foodie or girlfriend who loves to host dinner parties on your holiday shopping list? Perhaps one that is big on style? Then get her some fun personalized chopsticks from ChopChix! These fun, unique chopsticks are made with high-quality material so they will last her many, many, dinners! They look so fabulous too! I recently had friends over for dinner and pulled out my ChopChix and got a ton of compliments on how fun they are with my initials on the end of them!
These chopsticks are such a fun way to serve your guests a yummy stir fry dinner, or just keep them for yourself and smile when you see the cute detailing of these fun sticks with every bite!
Shop personalized chopsticks fro ChopChix’s etsy shop HERE. Also available in others colors!
11. Fashion Locket Charm Necklace from a Touch of Dazzle
I’m obsessed with locket jewelry! These fun pieces are the equivalent to the charm bracelet, but for wearing around your neck! They are the perfect way to show off your style by adding charms to reflect your personality. I recently got to try out a super cute fashion locket charm necklace from Touch of Dazzle. While they have many different locket necklaces to choose from, I chose this one because it’s geared towards the fashionista! I love the cute handbag, shoe, jewelry, and makeup charms, and well, that pretty well fits me to a T! In fact, if you have a fashionista on your Holiday shopping list this year, this beautiful locket necklace will probably fit her personality perfectly as well! This takes all the guesswork out of picking specific charms. Even then, the lockets are super easy to open and close and remove or add new charms too as well. I have a couple now that I interchange with different charms depending on my mood.
These lovely charm locket necklaces are made with strong magnets so although its still easy to open and interchange charms, they won’t be falling out any time soon. You can rest assured this locket will stay closed and keep your charms safe, no matter what your busy body is doing!
These lovely necklaces are also made with high quality materials, and come attached to a stainless steel Rolo Chain and ball necklace. Each necklace from Touch of Dazzle also comes in an already beautiful wrapped gift box, so you won’t even need to wrap it!
Want to learn more about these gorgeous charm locket pendant necklaces? Get it out HERE on Amazon.
Well that much sums up my favorite gift ideas for the lovely ladies on your holiday Shopping list this year, how about a chance to win some of these amazing prizes?
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Here are the prizes you can win:
1. Adult Coloring books- 1 of each + a Pack of Crayola Colored Pencils!
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3. A Compression Sock from AcelComfort.com – 4 WINNERS!
5. Barnaby Belle Car Seat Cover
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*I was given these products for the purpose of review and submission into the holiday gift guide. All options expressed in this post are solely my own. I only share reviews with my readers, I feel will be beneficial or informative in some way.