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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Mother of the bride? Under $340 dresses

Long dress with scalloped lace top

Elegant long lace and poly chiffon mother of bride dress features a very sexy V-front and back, scalloped lace top that goes below the waist, cap sleeves and floor length skirt, by Caviar. Colors: Eggplant, Blush, Dark Brown. Sizes: 6-16.

Long dress with the look of a 2pc.

Beautiful floor length "mother of bride" taffeta dress with the classy 2pc look, wrap style top with floral brooch and 3/4 sleeves, by Caviar. Colors: Heather, Dark Caf‚ Smoky Green. Sizes: 4-20.

Long dress with drape neck and lace top

Beautiful long, lace and poly chiffon mother of bride dress with sexy drape neck, shimmering lace top, ruffles short sleeves and slightly flared skirt by Caviar. Colors: Stone, Navy. Sizes: 8-20.

Long dress with shawl collar and beaded top

Elegant long mother of bride, pebble crepe dress with shiny satin shawl collar and sexy beaded top by Caviar. Colors: Taupe, Black. Sizes: 6-20.

Short lace tiered dress with jacket

Sparkling lace ankle length mother of bride tiered dress with all-over scattered beads and matching see-through long sleeve lace jacket, by Caviar. Colors: Navy, Sage. Sizes: 6-16.

Long v-neck dress with beaded top

Simply elegant long poly chiffon mother of bride dress with sexy V-front and back complimented by a shimmering top with embroidery and beads by Caviar. Colors: Dark Periwinkle, Black. Sizes: 8-20.

Long dress with scoop neck and beaded top

Simply elegant, long poly chiffon mother of bride dress with sexy scoop neck and sparkling top with a beaded trim and star-like scattered beads all-over, by Caviar. Colors: Navy, sage. Sizes: 6-20.

Long dress with jacket

Elegant and sexy long mother of bride dress with beaded wrap style top and matching see-through long sleeve jacket, by Caviar. Colors: Dark Periwinkle, Pink, Wine. Sizes: 8-16.

Long dress with scoop neck front and back

Beautiful long pebble georgette mother of bride dress with sexy scoop front and back complimented with shimmering embroidery and beads on the top and matching jacket, by Caviar. Colors: Navy, Black. Sizes: 8-16.

Long dress with fine pleated top and brooch

Elegant long satin mother of bride dress with fine pleated top, sparkling brooch, slimming empire waist and sexy spaghetti straps, by Caviar. Colors: Caf‚, Turquoise. Sizes: 2-14.

Long dress with embroidery and beaded trim, matching jacket

Long and beautiful pebble crepe dress with, comfortable thick straps, dainty embroidery and beaded border on the top and matching 3/4 sleeve jacket, by Caviar. Colors: Periwinkle, Ice Pink, Eggplant. Sizes: 10-16.

3pc pant set with shimmering trim

Elegant pepple crepe 3pc set includes; pant, top and see through 3/4 sleeve jacket with shimmering trim by Caviar. Colors: Navy, Dark Periwinkle. Sizes: 8-16.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Tog Shop, a valuable find on the Internet

It all began in the 1940's when New York designer Gertrude Davenport took a piece of white terry cloth, draped it sarong-like around a woman's figure, closed it with a top and side button, and christened it "the Wraparong". In 1947, Miss Davenport was granted a patent number for her design, which was one of the earliest granted in the fashion industry. Today, her patent is in the Costume Institute collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art as an important example of the evolution of American Loungewear.

With this simple design a fashion trend was born. The trend grew into a whole line of comfortable, stylish terry cloth apparel. And, its success launched an entire mail order catalog business. The Tog Shop issued its first catalog in the early 1950's.

Today The Tog Shop offers updated classic apparel for mature women who value style, quality and comfort in their clothes, and who appreciate the highest levels of attentive and personal customer service.

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Zip-Front Velour Robe

This Zip-Front Velour Robe is now even plusher for extra comfort and warmth. Front zipper with shirred yoke, front and back, for ease. Side-seam pockets. Cotton/polyester. Machine wash & dry. Imported. S-XL; 50'' length.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

6 Things Women Over 40 Shouldn't Wear

You may look half your age, but if you're over 40 there are certain things you should never wear--no matter what.

That's the word from fashion guru Tim Gunn, who serves as the mentor on the hit reality series "Project Runway" that premiered on Bravo in 2004.

When Gunn was a guest on the "Oprah" show, he laid down the law to the over-40 crowd.

If you're over 40, you should never wear:

  1. Horizontal stripes
  2. Jackets that hit at mid-thigh
  3. Pleated pants
  4. Double-breasted blazers
  5. Capri-length pants
  6. Low-rise jeans

Makeup artist Bobbi Brown, who is about to turn 50, says the key to looking beautiful as we age is not what you put on your face, but rather how you care for your body. "It's about [how you're] eating," she says. "It's about exercise more than anything else."

She warned that skin care is key for older women. As we age, our skin gets drier, so it's important to switch from a powder blush to a cream rouge.

--From the Editors at Netscape

If you'd like to have more style advice, here's Tim Gunn's best-seller book:

Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style

There seems to be no one more qualified or equipped to ponder or even, dare I say, dictate 'quality, taste, and style' than Tim." -Sarah Jessica Parker, actor/producer

Television has introduced the world to a new fashion authority: Tim Gunn. As Bravo's style mentor and Chair of the Fashion Design Department at Parsons The New School for Design, Tim delivers advice in a frank, witty, and authoritative manner that delights audiences.

Now readers can benefit from Tim's considerable fashion wisdom in Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste & Style. He discusses every aspect of creating and maintaining your personal style: how to dress for various occasions, how to shop (from designer to chain to vintage stores), how to pick a fashion mentor, how to improve your posture, find the perfect fit, and more. He'll challenge every reader-whether a seasoned fashionista or a style neophyte-to "make it work!"

Buy this book at Barnes & Noble

Need even more style advice?
Then read

Brenda Kinsel's Fashion Makeover: 30 Days to Diva Style!

Brenda Kinsel is the fairy godmother of fashion. Drawing on 20-plus years as an image consultant, in Fashion Makeover Kinsel helps women over 40 catapult themselves out of fashion ruts in one short month. Real women who may feel alienated by fashion magazines get the tools they need to overhaul their look from their clothes to their hair and makeup to, perhaps most important, their attitude all while staying true to their personality and not spending a fortune. Fashion Makeover presents a four-week plan of attack with clear, attainable goals. Packed with real life success stories, style solutions for every body type, confidence-inspiring motivation, and full-color fashion illustrations, this gorgeous manual puts women on the fast track to fantastic style.

Buy this book at Barnes & Noble

Monday, January 28, 2008

GNC deals for over 50 people!

GNC Women's Ultra Mega® 50 PLUS Multivitamin Bonus Size (144 Caplets) for $39.99

The premium vitamin and mineral formula for women over 50
Includes nutrients to support:
- Heart and Eye Health
- Energy Production
- Bone Health
- Healthy Aging

Timed- Release caplets provide a slow gradual release of vital nutrients.

Vitamins and minerals play an important role in the adult years of women. As hormone production begins to drop sharply, women over 50 need to become more attentive to issues concerning bone density and heart health. Lack of energy and cognitive function are also common concerns. It is necessary for women to focus their attention on vital nutrients needed to address these health concerns. Eating right and choosing proper supplementation for nutritional insurance are extremely important.
Heart and Eye Health

- Offers Vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid that play a role in the maintenance of normal homocysteine levels important for cardiovascular health.*
- Includes policosanol, clinical studies indicate that policaosanol may help to maintain normal, healthy cholesterol levels.*
- Provides lutein and bilberry to support eye health.*

Energy Production
- Supplies B-vitamins that are essential for carbohydrate metabolism and energy production.*
- Contains minerals that are involved in key processes in the body including metabolism.*

Bone Health
- Provides 500 mg of calcium, 600 IU of vitamin D and 100 mg of magnesium, adequate daily intake of dietary calcium is critical to protecting and maintaining bone density.*
- Enhanced with essential nutrients required for healthy bones and teeth.*

Healthy Aging
- Combines a premium free radical protection blend with antioxidant vitamins, alpha-lipoic acid and green tea. These ingredients offer protection from excess free radicals that can destroy healthy cells and promote the cell-aging process.*
- Includes phosphatidyl serine which may reduce the risk of cognitive dysfunction in the elderly. Very limited and preliminary scientific research suggests that PS may reduce the risk of cognitive dysfunction in the elderly. FDA concludes that there is little scientific evidence supporting this claim.

GNC Mega Men® 50 PLUS - Bonus Size (144 Caplets) for $39.99

The premium vitamin and mineral formula for men over 50
Vitamins and minerals play an important role in the adult years of men. Therefore, it's important for men to focus their attention to vital nutrients needed to address common health concerns such as prostate, heart and overall health. Eating right and choosing proper supplements for nutritional insurance are extremely important. Mega Men 50 Plus supplies superior ingredients with emphasis on antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to safeguard a healthy diet and active lifestyle.

Heart & Eye Health
- Vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid play an important role in maintaining cardiovascular health.*
- Provides lutein and bilberry to support for eye health.*

Prostate Health
- Combines saw palmetto and lycopene to support prostate health.*

Energy Production
- Includes B-vitamins that are essential for carbohydrate metabolism and energy production.*
- Copper which is involved in the production of cellular energy.*

Sexual Health
- Features DHEA, one of the most abundant hormones produced in the body and is
a precursor to other hormones.
- Suppies L-arginine, a building block of nitric oxide that helps maintain blood vessel
- tone and plays a role in sexual health.*Includes zinc, an important mineral required for normal reproduction function.*

Antioxidant Protection
- Offers protection from excess free radicals that can destroy healthy cells andpromote the cell aging process.*
- Combines a premium free radical protection blend with antioxidant vitamins, alpha-lipoic acid and green tea.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

vi |Biology.it

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Product of the day: Purely Shea

Purely Shea is one of the few skin care companies to offer 100 % Pure Unrefined USDA Certified Shea Butter. According to the American Shea Butter Institute, Therapeutic-Grade, High quality Shea Butter can help with the following:
1. Dry skin
2. Skin peeling, after tanning
3. Blemishes and wrinkles
4. Itching skin
5. Sunburn
6. Shaving cream for a smooth silky shave
7. Small skin wounds
8. Tough or rough skin (on feet)
9. Frost bites
10. Stretch marks
11. Insect bites
12. Muscle fatigue, aches and tension
13. Skin allergies such as poison ivy or poison oak
14. Eczema
15. Dermatitis
16. Skin damaage from radiation and burns
17. Caring for Baby's Skin
18. Hair Care
19. Hand and Feet Care
20. Body Personal Care and Massages

Pure Unrefined Certified Organic Shea Butter can be considered a natural vitamin A cream. Vitamin A contributes to its ability to renew and regenerate the skin lending towards a younger-looking appearance. It is also rich in Vitamin E which allows it to:

* increase circulation and blood flow to the skin thereby allowing more oxygen to reach the tissues and
* serve as an anti-oxidant to prevent skin damage caused by free radicals.

Both the vitamin A and vitamin E in this rich butter serve as:

Just added to Purely Shea catalog:

Purely Shea 3.5 oz LAVENDER certified organic shea butter

Friday, January 25, 2008

Product of the day: Anti Aging Formula by MenScience

Anti-Aging Formula by MenScience

Peptides. GABA. Retinol.

Recommended in: Best Life Magazine

A dermatological-grade anti-aging treatment that contains the most advanced ingredients used by doctors to significantly reduce and prevent the signs of aging. It utilizes a proprietary combination of Retinol, GABA and Peptides (Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 and Palmitoyl Oligopeptides) to provide visible short- and long-term results.

The Anti-Aging Formula offers the most comprehensive treatment for signs of aging by protecting cells from free radical damage, improving the overall structure of skin, and visibly diminishing damage caused by biological and environmental aging factors.

Ultralight formula goes on invisible and matte and is guaranteed to provide substantial results.


Significantly reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and visibly promotes firmer skin

• Contains the most powerful antioxidants used by doctors to help neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals

• Helps support the production of collagen and elastin: two biological elements that facilitate cell renewal and improve skin’s texture and elasticity

How to Use:

Gently spread a small amount onto clean and dry face.

Allow to completely absorb before applying a moisturizer.
For maximum effectiveness, use morning and evening.

Additional Tips:

• The active natures of Idebenone, GABA and Peptides decrease over time, so reapply in the evening or at bedtime to insure maximum performance. It is better to apply a smaller amount in the morning and reapply later than to apply a larger quantity only once.

• Combine the use of Anti-Aging Formula with regular exfoliation of your face to improve the appearance of fine lines, soften skin and improve absorption of the active ingredients.

This product is highly recommended as: Anti Aging, Anti Aging Cream, Anti Aging Eye Cream, Anti Aging Facial Treatment, Anti Aging Skin Care Products, Antioxidant Anti Aging and Anti Aging Skin Care.


Retinol is widely prescribed by doctors and dermatologists for the treatment of acne, darkened cells and hyperpigmentation, and signs of aging. Retinol is also incorporated into procedures for the vision and immune systems, and assistance in bone growth. Derived from Vitamin A, Retinol is an antioxidant vitamin that is part of the chemical family of retinoids. Because it is fat-soluble, it is able to absorb into fatty layers of skin to promote greater cell renewal and increases in collagen and elastin production.

Alpha Lipoic Acid
An ultra-powerful antioxidant that is both water and oil soluble, meaning it can penetrate all areas of the cell to protect against damage caused by free radicals. Works with other antioxidants to boost their levels of effectiveness.

Gamma-aminobutyric acid. A naturally occurring amino acid found in the nervous system and synthesized in the brain. Relaxes muscles and bodily tissues by inhibiting and controlling nerve impulses. Because of its unique ability to release muscle tension, it is being used in a variety of ways, from treating nerve disorders and epilepsy to promoting hormone growth and as a dermatological-grade ingredient. The act of relaxing tension in the face has the significant result of reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Peptides (also known as Polypeptides) are complex molecules derived from combining chains of amino acids (the body’s building blocks.) Palmitoyl Oligopeptides help smooth wrinkles and fill in fine lines on the skin. Collagen supports skin’s structure and keeps it firm and unwrinkled, but levels within the body decrease with age.

Green Tea
Powerful antioxidant with high content of catechin and phenolic acids. Plays an important role defending against free radicals, and soothing and calming stressed skin.

Derived from a predominantly aquatic plant (Gotu kola or Centella Asiatica). Widely used in Indian herbal remedies to reduce skin inflammation, irritation, itching and burning, and facilitate quicker healing of wounds. Also assists in increasing blood circulation and in the creation of new skin cells. Historically, has been used to treat skin conditions, fever, diarrhea, ulcers and anxiety disorders.

Vitamin E
Considered the most important topical antioxidant and free-radical scavenger. Helps the skin retain moisture, and to prevent irritation, reduce fine lines and slow the aging process.

Click here for Anti-Aging Formula by MenScience

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Body Clutter: Love Your Body, Love Yourself

What is Body Clutter, anyway? When you look at your house, sometimes you can see the clutter. Then there are times when you are immune to your clutter; it can be right in front of you and you don't see it. It starts gradually slipping in your door while the other stuff you already have is just waiting to be loved. Eventually clutter gains a foothold and you don't know where to start to get rid of it. It seems like such an overwhelming task; what is a person supposed to do with all this stuff?

Over the years, the same thing has happened to our body. As children, our little child brain and body absorbed every word and morsel of food that came even close to us. We were starving for knowledge and attention, and our tiny body needed love, food, and movement to continue to grow. Some of the messages told us that we could have it "all," while others said, "If you don't do it right, don't do it at all." We were stuck wanting it "all" and afraid even to try because what if we failed? Then you toss in the time factor of perfectionism and you will find the ultimate killer of souls: procrastination. "I don't have time!" That is, we don't have time to do it right, so we do nothing at all.

This thought process is part of our Body Clutter. It is one of our many attitudes that have helped us to collect the clutter that is on our thighs, tummy, and backside. Just like with our homes, our body did not become cluttered overnight. It took years of stinking thinking to collect our Body Clutter. It happened so gradually that the only time we really noticed was when we had to reach for a larger dress size. Do youremember the horror the first time you got a bigger size? Are you immune to it now?

This book is not one of those magic pills you have been searching for. It has been a difficult journey for us, but we have celebrated every BabyStep we have taken. With each step we have released some of our negative thinking and with it the hold on our physical Body Clutter.

Over the years we have collectively lost and gained millions of pounds; we are good at starving ourselves and losing the weight when we are forced into decluttering for a special occasion. Anytime you declutter for the wrong reasons, the clutter is going to come back and usually increase. We have all done the stash-and-dash around the house to get ready for a visit from our mother-in-law. That is what we do to our body, too.

The age-old problem for anyone who has ever been on a "diet" is how to keep the pounds off once you are no longer depriving yourself. Leanne and I believe with all our hearts that the answer to this problem is not in the future but in the past. If we can figure out for ourselves how we acquired the Body Clutter in the first place and the attitude that put it there, then we are a step closer to eliminating it from our body. If we declutter the negative thinking first, it is going to help us stop gaining more Body Clutter. Then, by replacing our negative thought patterns with positive ones, we will gradually decrease the Body Clutter we already have.

Here is what happens when we don't declutter our negative attitudes. We decide to lose weight for whatever reason, we lose a few pounds, then something upsets us and we fall back into our old childhood habits of reaching for a "comfort cookie." It happened to me just the other day. I got my feelings hurt and I cried. I was crushed, and the first thought I had was to look in the freezer for a chocolate ice pop. What made me do that? It was almost instinctive! Immediately I saw it for what it was: a Band-Aid to comfort my hurting soul. This is how I used to deal with my hurt feelings; I would head to the refrigerator to stuff my face so I would not have to deal with what was really wrong. Before, I would not have been able to stop myself because I didn't know that my eating in response to feeling hurt was just as abusive as the comment that hurt my feelings in the first place. I just wanted to feel better and stop crying. This kind of behavior is not only instinctive but also very human.

When we are babies and we cry, what happens? We get fed. When we misbehave in the grocery store, we are given a cookie to keep us quiet. Do you see the pattern here? It starts out as instinctual but ends up creating a pattern for self-destructive behavior. We are going to learn to recognize this Body Clutter for what it is -- self-abuse.

Several years ago I began to FLY (Finally Loving Yourself), but it did not happen overnight. In fact, I am still learning how to love myself in almost every area of my life. My first BabySteps were about getting rid of the clutter and CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome) in my life. I wanted to feel good about my home, but that is really hard to do when you are not feeling good about yourself.

It all started with shining my sink, and from that starting point, I began to take better care of my outward appearance, too. There is just something about walking into the bathroom and smiling at what you see in the mirror. It is kind of like going into your kitchen the morning after you have shined your sink for the first time -- that smile radiates to the core of your being and it continues to surprise you each time you go into the kitchen and see your shining sink. Body Clutter is painful. Leanne and I have both suffered from the ridicule and snide comments. Those hurtful words and looks do not make us who we are. We wrote this book to help you find peace. Peace with food, movement, and, most of all, the attitude that has created your Body Clutter. We look in your faces and know that you are suffering just like we are. This book is our journey. It is because of you that we were able to address our own Body Clutter, and we thank you for that. We have given you our hearts and pray that our journey will help you release your own Body Clutter.

I have struggled with my weight since the birth of my first child. The battle began after I gained more than fifty pounds with my daughter, and then gave birth to my son less than two years later. At that point my weight became more of a concern than I ever wanted it to be.

I had lost a baby the prior year to miscarriage, so when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter, I was determined to be the healthiest pregnant mom on the planet. First up on my be-healthy list was my diet. Prepregnancy, I ate erratically and only when my blood sugar crashed, and when I did eat I would pig out. I was a very picky eater who didn't like vegetables, but I trained myself to eat all of them -- and like them! I ate regular meals but was overcome by the myth of eating for two and continued to pig out at each meal as if it were my last. Sundays after church became an excuse to belly up to a double cheeseburger, sides of fries and onion rings, and don't forget the chocolate shake! That was my splurge day, never mind that I had been splurging all week! I gained fifty-two pounds and ultimately gave birth to a nearly ten-pound baby.

With my second pregnancy, a new interest in nutrition helped keep my weight gain down to a manageable twenty-seven pounds. Unfortunately, the previous pregnancy's weight was still firmly in place.

I decided to become a nutritionist right after the birth of my son. The funny thing is that at the time I wasn't even interested in nutrition for myself. I just wanted to raise my children in a healthy manner.

The certification course I was taking would normally take two years to complete, but it took me only six months. My mentors, whom the school assigns its students, couldn't believe I was going through everything so rapidly, but I was determined to get it done ASAP so I would be qualified to feed my children healthy meals, as well as help other mothers with nutrition issues.

In between taking care of two babies, I studied twelve hours a day, often staying up till one or two in the morning. It was awful, but I did get my certification, I did feed my children an unbelievably healthy diet, and I began taking clients for consultations, and speaking to preschools and anyone who would book me. I was on a crusade to tell the world how to feed their children, and yet my bottom continued to bloom into plus sizes. Ironically, I knew that I was talking the talk and not walking the walk, yet at the time it was all about the children.

The interesting thing about Body Clutter is that it's always there for a reason. It isn't just about overeating or not getting enough exercise. The reasons can vary, but getting to the heart of the matter and finding out why the Body Clutter is there in the first place can be the first step toward liberation. FlyLady and I, and more and more women just like us, are finding this out for ourselves; we have embarked on a journey together and the lightbulbs of enlightenment are going on all over the place. We want to share with you what we have discovered and have been implementing along the way.

One of the most comforting things I learned was that who I am does not equal my dress size. I am a unique woman, a child of God, with talents, gifts, and abilities that reach beyond the superficiality of size. I hope that when I'm gone, the things said about me will never be about my weight, the size of my jeans, or what color lipstick I wore. Instead, I hope they will say things about my character and that I was a good mom and a good friend. I am blessed with friends and family who love me as I am.

However, there is always room for improvement. One of the neatest things about the journey of life is the ability to redefine oneself. Self-assessment can be painful at times, but all growing pains lead to growth, which is the important thing. If we are not growing, we are stagnating and, to me, that's a fate worse than death.

So we go forward on the journey, recognizing that it is a learning process, an opportunity for growth, and that it may be painful at times. Sometimes the progress is amazing and noticeable; other times, it's one step forward and ten steps back. With the right tools, attitude, and a little knowledge, we can go all the way and really learn how to FLY -- without the baggage!

Body Clutter Mission

To help release your Body Clutter, we want you to use this book as a tool and take the words to heart. While you are reading you will need to have a few items right beside you. Keep in mind that this is your book and you can write in it and highlight all you want.

So right now go grab a pen, a highlighter, and a notebook. It doesn't matter what kind of notebook you find as long it has empty pages in it. Don't allow your perfectionism to keep you from using what you have around the house. This is your Body Clutter Control Journal. You will see with each Mission how quickly it will become your best friend.

Your Body Clutter journey starts now. (...)

Copyright ©2005 FlyLady & Company, Inc.
Body Clutter: Love Your Body, Love Yourself

In Sink Reflections, Marla Cilley -- the FlyLady -- helped hundreds of thousands of her fans combat overwhelming household C.H.A.O.S. (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome). Taking a "baby-steps" approach, she offered little chores to do every day, to wipe out clutter and feelings of inadequacy. Now, in Body Clutter, the FlyLady and Leanne Ely, the Dinner Diva and creator of the Saving Dinner series, team up to teach readers how to handle and erase the clutter they carry on their bodies and minds when it comes to body image.

The FlyLady and Leanne say that it's not about finding the perfect diet, it's about the way you feel about food and your body and understanding sound nutrition. With warm voices, unique lingo, and no preaching, they apply a step-by-step technique, coaching the readers from beginning to end and sharing their own success stories along the way.

Buy this book at Barnes and Noble

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Product of the day: Dermacare ® Eye Contour Treatment

Dermacare ® Eye Contour Treatment with Emu Oil and Green Tea

Vanish expression lines and puffiness from your eyes! This rich formula will help the delicate skin around your eyes to stay fresh and young looking for many years to come.

This exclusive formula contains a high concentrate of 100% pure emu oil to deeply nourish and regenerate this delicate skin, thanks to its high content of fatty acids. Emu oil also has extremely effective moisturizing and emollient agents that keep the skin surrounding your eyes balanced and smooth, for a brighter and youthful appearance.

This cream is further enriched with extract of Green Tea that has natural decongestant and antioxidant, age-fighting properties. It neutralizes free radicals, responsible of 90% of cell damages that increase the aging and degenerative of the skin tissue.

Directions: To optimize results, apply this product mornings and evenings to the skin surrounding your eyes, after washing and make-up removing. Use a small amount with soft, circular motion.

Find it at bohemia-style.com

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Product of the day: Copper Pillow for Wrinkle Relief

Copper Therapy Bed Pillow

The comfort of an all-natural pillow combined with the healing power of copper. A pillow like this one is a first! The copper oxide compound is naturally blended with poly/cotton blend fill, and blended again for the poly cover.

Let the power of copper deliver a truly age defying sleep, as the copper oxide fights wrinkles, blemishes, and age spots. It is also completely antimicrobial, anti-allergenic, and remains odor and fungus free. The zip off case and pillow are both fully washable.
Dimensions: 20 x 28
Effects of copper last as long as pillow.

Compare at $50.00 plus elsewhere!
Queen sized copper therapy pillow for $27.00 shipped only at SlumberMart!
End Date: 01/31/2008

Monday, January 21, 2008

Product of the day: Avon ANEW ULTIMATE Age Repair Night Cream

ANEW ULTIMATE Age Repair Night Cream
Rich, emollient moisturizer works while you sleep to visibly repair and rejuvenate age-damaged skin. Use every night after Age Repair Elixir or your favorite Anew treatment. 1.7 fl. oz.

IN JUST 3 DAYS†• Skin feels more elastic, with natural volume and bounce. IN JUST 4 WEEKS††• Dark age spots begin to fade.• The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles diminishes.

†Based on a consumer-perception study.††Based on a dermatologist-supervised clinical study.

Read some customer reviews:

My Fav product ever purchased with Avon Date: January 11, 2008

"I love this product, in just one week I noticed the difference in my skin in both the texture and firmness. I am 52 yrs old, have been a loyal AVON user, but this is the best skincare product yet. The minute you apply it makes your skin feel like velvet, when I wake up in the morning it is still as soft. I would highly reccommend to all of my beautiful 50+ friends!"

Light and Fresh Feeling Cream Date: January 15, 2008

"This cream is an extremely penetrating night cream. It looks heavy but goes on without any stickiness or heavyness. It works well and I love the light scent."

Love this! Date: November 22, 2007

"I received this as a free sample and wasn't really expecting it to work. I had been using a Neutrogena product for the last 5 months and hadn't really noticed any change. I used this for probably 3-4 weeks (I rationed it out!) I can actually see and feel the difference in my skin. The blotchy brown spots are gone and even the crows feet look much improved! I am ordering more today and even some for my mom! Thanks Avon!"

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Why are Dansko shoes so loved?

Dansko - Women's Casual

From Shoes.com website:
Certified by the American Podiatry Association, Dansko is known the world over as some of the most comfortable footwear around. Started by husband and wife team Mandy Cabot and Peter Kjellerup, then professional horse trainers in Denmark, Dansko has evolved from the most comfortable clogs available to a full line of stylish and comfortable footwear. From their beloved Dansko clogs to casuals and sandals, Dansko footwear is a genuine treat for your feet, combining European style, long-wearing quality, and blissful, advanced comfort.

Shoes.com best-sellers:
Women's ProfessionalDansko - Women's Professional
Dansko's heritage comfort clog is ideal for professional & casual wear. Offered in smooth, patent, cabrio leather, & felt. Closed-backed casual clog style for added comfort and protection, with a rounded toe, padded instep collar. Loose-fitting heel allows foot to fully flex naturally with every step. Midsole features a pronounced arch support to cradle your feet in comfort all day long. "Rocker bottom" allows outsole to roll through the stride.

Women's RozDansko - Women's Roz
Slide into comfort with this dressy casual slide sandal from Dansko. Smooth premium calf leather upper in a comfort slide sandal style with a rounded open toe stitching accents crossing overlay-style front straps in matching or printed leather and inner elastic panel for comfort. Smooth leather lining cushioned dual-density Carbosan(R) comfort footbed with antimicrobial treatment. Cushioning polyurethane flexible midsole. Traction patterned sole 2 3/4 inch mid comfortable heel.

Women's Beacon Hill RaphaelDansko - Women's Beacon Hill Raphael
Dansko infuses these slip ons with a dressy style and their signature comfort. Smooth leather upper in a slip on dressy casual style with a rounded toe stitched side seam accents dual side elastic strap panels for easy slip on fit and a smooth leather lining. Removable cushioned footbed with leather overlay. Flexible polyurethane outsole provides support and shock absorption. 2 1/2 inch tapered mid high comfort heel.

From Zappos website:
It's in every Dansko shoe, whether it's a summer sandal or a winter boot. You know it the minute you slip your foot into your shoe, that natural feeling of "Ahhhhh, my Danskos!" But Dansko DNA is more than a feeling-there's a fair bit of science in a Dansko shoe. Anatomically contoured footbeds support the foot from heel to toe. Roomy toe boxes follow the shape of your foot and allow the toes to move comfortably as you walk. We offer a variety of upper styles to accommodate almost every type of foot. These styles may use different materials, but they all add up to the same result - shoes that feel good 12 hours after you put them on.

Zappos best-sellers:
Dansko - Sonja (Black Oiled) - Women's
Dansko - Sonja
Dansko's most traditional open-back style with lightly padded instep collar. High quality leather upper follows the natural contours of the foot. Oiled Leather is a heavily oiled, matte-finish leather with optimal pliability and moisture resistance. Oiled Nubuck has the same closely napped, silky feel as Nubuck, but with noticeably more oil tanned into the leather. Naturally occurring blemishes are slightly more visible in these tannages and suggest a more rugged appearance. Latigo leather has a smooth, tight grain and semi-gloss to transparent finish. Instep collar is generously padded. Roomy Thermoplastic toe box provides durable reinforcement and toe protection while allowing toes to move comfortably. Vegetable tanned leather lining allows the shoe to mold to the natural shape of the foot. Antimicrobial Poliyou(R) foam in the footbed absorbs and evaporates perspiration for a healthy foot environment. Protective Polyethylene heel counter allows the heel to move up and down when walking. Also provides lateral stability and acts as a natural shoe horn. PVC inner frame provides stability and reduces torque and pronation. Polyurethane outsole provides shock absorption and flexibility, withstands surfaces of extreme heat and cold, and protects feet, legs and back during long hours of standing or walking. Rocker bottom propels the foot forward when walking. Dansko Stapled clog outsoles are designed to be suitably slip resistant in workplace environments where excesses of vegetable oils and animal fats are present. Slip resistant tests have been carried out by SATRA, the world's leading research and technology organization for the footwear industry. Dansko's Stapled Clog Collection proudly carries the Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association.

Dansko - Myla (Brown Cabrio) - Women'sDansko - Myla
The adorable 'Myla' Mary Jane features dual, adjustable vamp straps for that custom fit. High quality leather uppers with sockliner that absorbs and wicks away moisture. Dual-density Carbosan(R) Foam footbed follows the anatomical contours of the foot. Supports the foot from heel to toe, offering optimal energy return and rebound. Infused with an antimicrobial agent protecting against fungus and bacteria. Provides shock attenuation under the heel and ball of the foot. Polyurethane outsole provides optimal shock absorption, flexibility and rebound while EVA insert reduces weight and enhances energy return. From the Golden Gate Collection.

Dansko - Midori (Pomegranate Veg-Tan) - Women'sDansko - Midori
Revitalize your casual wear with the stylish Midori slide. Highest quality, veg-tan leather upper offers long-lasting wear and easy maintenance. Breathable leather sock lining absorbs odor and wicks away moisture for a healthy foot environment. Hidden elastic goring allows for a secure, personal fit. Shock-attenuating, dual-density Carbosan(R) Foam footbed follows the foot s anatomical contours to provide heel-to-toe support. Infused with an antimicrobial agent to protect against fungus and bacteria. Lightweight, flexible polyurethane outsole with EVA insert delivers optimal shock absorption and energy return.