Easy Ways to Improve Your Skin

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Getting older doesn't mean you have to love your skin less. Make sure you are getting plenty of sleep (at least 7 hours nightly, preferably 8), drink lots of water (at least 8 glasses daily), and avoid overdoing sugary treats and greasy foods (opt for fresh fruits and vegetables instead). Adding Elan Rose beauty products to your daily routine is a super-easy way to improve your skin and to age gracefully. I love the names of these products - Wake Up Beautiful! Night Serum and Hello Sunshine! Day Cream give my face such a luxurious glow as they protect and improve my skin.
Wake Up Beautiful! Night Serum is a very lightweight lotion that works to repair my skin while I'm getting a good night's sleep. It contains Vitamin B3 for DNA repair and energy production, Gorgonian Extract for soothing and healing, Melatonin for strengthening, and Chestnut Extract for acid-free natural exfoliation. It strengthens and smooths my face, brightens my skin, and is actually reducing the wrinkles around my eyes! This dermatologist-tested night serum contains no parabens, silicones, or fragrance. Prior to Wake Up Beautiful! I rarely used a night serum, but I've noticed a marked difference in my skin upon waking since I've been using it. Based on my results, it is the best anti-aging night cream I've ever used!
Hello Sunshine! Day Cream is a luxurious Vitamin E face cream that includes a broad spectrum SPF 30. Since solar radiation is the worst thing your skin will encounter, this is the perfect daily use lotion. Hello Sunshine! protects my face from aging and from skin cancer, and gives my skin luxurious hydration all day long. It's not greasy or heavy, so it's great for using under makeup or alone. I generally don't wear makeup, and Hello Sunshine! gives me a healthy glow all day long.
Hello Sunshine! contains Vitamin B3 for DNA repair and energy production, Gorgonian Extract for soothing and healing, Vitamin E to protect the structure of the epidermis, and 7-dehydrocholesterol to activate the endogenous anti-stress system. This determatologist-tested SPF 30 day cream is non-irritating to my sensitive skin and contains no parabens, silicones, or fragrance. Using both of these Elan Rose products together make it so easy to improve my skin in just two daily steps! Learn more and shop for these fantastic skin care products at ElanRose.com.
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myCharge HubPlus Portable Charger #review

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There are loads of chargers available on the market right now, so it can be a challenge to find the right one. myCharge.com has a great selection to choose from, and the HubPlus is exactly the one I needed for my family. I carry an iPhone and my husband carries an Android phone, and since the HubPlus feature both type of charger cables, we can both it use when we're on the go!
The myCharge HubPlus is about the size of a deck of cards. It's slightly heavier than a smartphone and slightly smaller, with about double the thickness of a smartphone. I absolutely LOVE that I can plug it into a wall outlet to recharge it! It also features a USB outlet so I can recharge nearly every tech gadget I carry with me.
The charger cable tuck away into the side of the HubPlus when I'm not using them, to protect them from damage. Even the wall prongs tuck into the side, making it perfectly compact. Best of all, the myCharge HubPlus has an amazing capacity of 6700mAh. It's the most convenient, most powerful, most portable charger I've ever owned.
I love the sleek look of the HubPlus and, checking on their website, 98% of the people who reviewed this charger would recommend it to a friend, as do I. myCharge offers this incredible charger at just $79.99 and for a powerbank that recharges up to 50% faster than competitors, that's a great value! I give the HubPlus five stars!
Find out more about the HubPlus and 
check out their entire line of chargers for any need!
Order your HubPlus at www.mycharge.com today! 



Cell-U-Logic Revitalizing Body Scrub #review

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When women shop for body products, we generally want products that make us look good, smell good, and feel good. Cell-U-Logic Revitalizing Body Scrub is a fabulous product that does all three! This amazing body scrub is invigorating, energizing, and provides a deep down clean, while still being gentle on skin. Cell-U-Logic uses green coffee, cayenne pepper, and jojoba esters to tone, strengthen, and firm skin, while the powerful penetration of antioxidants repairs the skin's barrier function and locks in hydration. Cell-U-Logic products are 100% natural and organic, focusing on the body down to the cellular level. With regular use, these products provide smoother, tighter, younger-looking skin.
Cell-U-Logic Revitalizing Body Scrub's key ingredients are green coffee, cayenne pepper, jojoba esters, coconut oil, and rosemary. The green coffee extract actually slows the release of glucose in the body and boosts metabolism. The cayenne pepper provides just a touch of warmth as dead skin cells are gently removed. It is a light scrub that feels very creamy, but it also has all these gentle little exfoliating beads in it. I love how it makes my skin so soft, and the invigorating, fresh scent is the perfect wake-me-up in the morning. And since what's NOT in it is also important to me, I'm so glad it doesn't contain any parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, artificial fragrances, preservatives, silicones, propylene glycol, mineral oils, sulfates, synthetic dyes, triclosan, EDTA, or aluminum.
Cell-U-Logic provides an entire line of beauty products based on enhanced cellular science, best used together in a 3-step program for optimal results. First shower with Cell-U-Logic Revitalizing Body Scrub or choose the Green Coffee and Seaweed Body Refining Detox Soap. Then use the Green Coffee Slimming Gel, followed by the Anti-Aging Body Repair Cream. I've only been using the Body Scrub for about a week and I'm already loving the results! Check out their website today and learn more about sculpting your body naturally.



Weekly Giveaway Linky - Wednesday Wealth (December 28 - January 3)

How an Animation Company Brings Humanity Together by Using Cartoons

I don't often post items like this, but this video was so interesting and inspiring, that I wanted to share it with you! Enjoy! ~ Lisa

PowToon, software that puts the power of animation into everyone’s hands, brought its latest animation platform to the Eastern African country of Tanzania to meet the Hadzabe Tribe, who are technologically isolated and have never seen cartoons before. PowToon released a web video today documenting their journey into Northern Tanzania where the Hadzabe welcomed them and shared their art and culture. Upon sharing animations with the Hadzabe, they were able to connect through laughter and the universal language of cartoons. The experience helped to build enough trust to allow PowToon to bring much-needed medical aid.

PowToon’s journey to Tanzania and their meeting with the Hadza Tribe was released today in a web video on PowToon’s blog and social media channels. CEO Ilya Spitalnik, COO Daniel Zaturansky and Marketing Manager Talia Finn-Jakar set out to find if the love of animation is universal, or if it is a product of childhood conditioning. So they wanted to bring cartoons to those that had never seen them before. The experience evolved into an exploration of the human spirit and the unifying power of communication through laughter and art. The video also reveals that PowToon learned about the serious healthcare issues facing the tribe and were able to connect the Hadzabe with local doctors who previously had been unable to reach them.


Crazy Joe Heavenly Soft Hooded Bamboo Towel for Baby

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Wrap your little one in heavenly softness with the Crazy Joe Hooded Bamboo Towel. Made of 100% premium bamboo, this towel is twice as thick as other baby towels. It features dense loops that absorb 60% more than a cotton towel. It's gentle enough for newborn babies, and large enough that your child can use it until they are 4.5 feet tall.
Crazy Joe Hooded Towels are part of the Baby Joe Collection. This amazing towel comes in either blue and white or pink and white, so it makes a perfect baby shower gift. Moms will appreciate the extra large 39" x 39" size, which allows them to double wrap baby with softness. Toddlers and preschoolers will love the fun of a hooded towel that feels they're wearing like a super-hero cape.
The Crazy Joe Hooded Bamboo Towel is not just super absorbent, it also dries super fast. Bamboo fibers dry twice as fast as cotton towels, so it's resistant to moldy odors. Bamboo material is completely natural and free of chemicals, and also has hypoallergenic and antibacterial properties. It's also a very durable fabric, so this towel will last for years! Doesn't your little one deserve the very best?
I love the Crazy Joe Hooded Towel! We've had 100% bamboo towels for years and I like them so much better than cotton towels. Bamboo towels are softer, so they are better for baby's delicate skin. The Crazy Joe Towel is extremely well-made and a fabulous (and affordable) gift idea for any young child!
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Weekly Giveaway Linky - Wednesday Wealth (December 21 - 27)

Haggar Premium No Iron Khaki - Comfortable, Quality, Style

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My husband wears dress slacks to work four days of the week. Fridays are casual, when guys can slip back into their beloved blue jeans. Finding comfortable, high quality, easy-care clothing for the first four days of the week is no longer a challenge! Haggar Clothing Co. is the leading manufacturer of men’s pants, so the concept of creating a new Premium No Iron Khaki was simple, to make the very best pair of pants at an affordable price.
The less guys have to do with their pants, the better. I agree, especially since I do the laundry around here! Haggar listened to its customers, and knows that guys need a consistent winner when pants come out of the dryer. They want pants that withstand washing and drying, and truly involve no ironing. The key was building in stretch, with stretch recovery that ensures the pants can be worn all day without losing their shape, that they move with their man, and that they are ready to wear, wash after wash. Wrinkle-free means they are great for travel, too!
Haggar’s Premium No Iron Khaki pants also features stretch cotton-blend fabric that provides maximum comfort. They also have a hidden flexible waistband that can deliver up to three inches when needed. These pants are machine washable, feature a permanent crease, and never need ironing. They are available in flat-front and pleated styles, in classic, straight, and slim fits. Available in a wide assortment of colors, guys can buy them at Haggar.com, Kohl’s, Macy’s, JCPenney, and other leading retailers for under $40. My husband says his Haggar pants are very comfortable and I think they look great on him!
Shop today at www.haggar.com!



Nuts About You - Flavored Almonds

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I've never been a big fan of almonds, but I can't stop eating these incredible flavored almonds from Nuts About You! They are so incredibly delicious that they've totally made me change my mind about eating almonds. I've always known that almonds are super good for my health, but who knew they could taste so good?
Nuts About You comes in lots of great flavors and I received five varieties - Matcha Green Tea, Ranch Salad, Sweet Sriracha, Coconut, and Cookies and Cream. My husband loves the Sweet Sriracha Almonds the best and I love the Cookies and Cream Almonds the best, but they are all simply delectable!
There is a Nuts About You flavor for everyone, whether you're craving fiery, savory, or sweet. They are handcrafted in small batches and are perfect for any gathering! Put out a variety of flavors and watch them disappear. They're also a great late night snack without the guilt. Guess who is an almond-lover now?
Shop at www.nutsaboutyoula.com today!


Molly's Bakeovers - Delicious and Healthy Cookies

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During the holiday season, we are inundated with opportunities to indulge on lots of sweet treats. Molly's Bakeovers are "makeovers" of the traditional cookie to make them tastier, more nutritious, and free of gluten, dairy, peanuts, egg, and soy. They are a great choice to send with your child to a school celebration!
Molly's Bakeovers are one smart cookie! They are delicious, healthy, and allergen-free. No one has to know that these cookies are actually good for you. Plus, they are bite-sized, so no need to feel guilty about indulging in a few! Tuck a few in your lunchbox, work bag, and gym bag for when those hunger (or sweet) cravings hit.
These bite-sized delights are available in apple pie, blueberry, chocolate chip (my favorite), and oatmeal raisin. They are absolutely scrumptious and the perfect addition to your holiday gathering. Put a variety of them out on plates -- these five bags filled up three full dinner size plates! Molly's Bakeovers also make a fabulous after school snack. Crumble up a few over some yogurt, too. Your family is going to love Bakeovers!
Molly's Bakeovers can be purchased at Whole Foods



Holiday Gifts for Science Fiction / Fantasy Fans

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I've been a fan of science fiction / fantasy ever since I was a kid. I can't even tell you how excited I was to open this package and find this gorgeous leather-bound book! Classic Tales of Science Fiction and Fantasy is a very thick book, with gold edged pages, and an attached ribbon bookmark. The spine of the book is raised, just like books from way back when. It's a perfect way to get your teenager hooked on this genre of books, and is the perfect keepsake gift for a sci-fi/fantasy fan of any age.
For Marvel fans, The Amazing 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book will keep them busy for hours. These puzzles are much more sophisticated than the ones you did as a child. It's a HUGE paperback book, about 10" by 14" and has lots of pages of challenging fun. A great gift idea, especially for that hard-to-buy for teenage guy!
If you're looking for something a little different, there's a Marvel Universe Crochet Kit that will tap into the creative side of science fiction / fantasy. This kit includes an instruction book on crafting characters like Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Falcon, Groot, and Rocket. It also contains all the materials needed to make Captain America and Spider-Man. A super gift idea for gals who love Marvel!
Maybe a couple of intricate coloring books is the right gift for your sci-fi / fantasy lover! A Bestiary of Tolkien and Tolkien's World are filled with gorgeous illustrations ready to be colored. Order both, add a set of quality colored pencils, and you'll have just the right gift for Tolkien fans! Each book has nearly 100 pages of coloring fun inside.
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and visit Thunder Bay Press for more fabulous gift ideas!

Planet Weidknecht Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Crabtree & Evelyn Winter Beauty Gifts - Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

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These beauty gifts from Crabtree & Evelyn are exactly what every lady hopes to find under the tree! Bath and body products are always appreciated and when they come in variety packs, it means we get to try several new items at once.
Crabtree & Evelyn started as a small family-run business in 1972 and it's grown to an international luxury brand. Their products are bursting with natural ingredients such as fruit, flower, and plant essences, that combine to create a collection that is both luxurious and beautiful.
These winter beauty gifts feature indulgent scents like lavender, rose pineapple, festive fig, spiced earl grey, pomegranate, citron, and avocado, among others. Each collection comes in elegant packaging, perfect for putting under the holiday tree.
Crabtree & Evelyn beauty products make perfect gifts for family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and don't forget your hairdresser and the postal workers! When you give someone a gift that allows them to pamper themselves, you give them moments of relaxation and peace. Who wouldn't want that?
Crabtree & Evelyn offers a huge line of winter beauty products, including lotions, soaps, bath tablets, shower gels, body washes, as well as other products like fragrances, candles, and even gifts for the guys. You can even search their website by scent collection or gift idea.
Don't miss their sitewide 30% savings sale,
plus free shipping for orders over $25,
this weekend only!


Giveaway! 4 SnoSpice Ice Cream Infusions

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Welcome to the Best of 2016 Giveaway Hop hosted by MamatheFox!
At each stop in this hop, you can find a fun prize to enter to win.
Come back for your daily entries on each blog to increase your chances of winning!
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I'm giving away 4 SnoSpice
Ice Cream Infusions!
ARV $28 
I love finding unique products and SnoSpice definitely fits that description! SnoSpice blends contain herbs, spices, and nothing else - no sugar! Each flavor is designed to play on the sweetness already present in milk to make ice cream much more flavorful without anything sweet. They are ground to fold perfectly into plain flavors of homemade ice cream, coconut gelato, and vegan smoothies.
SnoSpice is so easy to use! Just grab a bowl of vanilla ice cream, shake your favorite SnoSpice mix onto the ice cream, stir it in, and enjoy a taste like no other. You can shake in as little or as much as you'd like and you can even shake a bit of extra SnoSpice on top if you want. This is a great way to have lots of flavors of ice cream, and with only a single carton of vanilla ice cream taking up space in the freezer. Think of all the fun ice cream socials you could host with SnoSpice!
There are currently six SnoSpice flavors available, with even more in the works. I received four of them - Cinnamon for Optimists, Pumpkin Carriage, Lemon + Basil, and Turmeric'd. Also available are Cocoa Cayenne and Deep Chocolate Sea Salt, which you know means I'm going to have to buy the other two to add to my collection!
You know you're living the good life when you need to eat four bowls of ice cream to write a blog post! First I tried the Cinnamon for Optimists. I love cinnamon so I added a whole bunch of SnoSpice to my bowl and stirred it in. I discovered that it's easiest to stir using two spoons to work the flavor into the ice cream without the ice cream sticking to your spoon. I don't think I've ever had cinnamon ice cream, and it was so good!
Next, I tried the Pumpkin Carriage SnoSpice. It's absolutely scrumptious! My husband says this SnoSpice is his favorite flavor. SnoSpice is also a great way to add flavor to milkshakes and I'll bet this flavor makes an incredible pumpkin milkshake. Top it off with a few chocolate chips and I'd be in heaven! I might even try SnoSpice in yogurt and see how that tastes too.
I was a bit wary about the Lemon + Basil flavor. I just could not imagine how ice cream would taste with basil in it. But in reality, you know I'll try anything once, so I loaded up my vanilla ice cream with the Lemon + Basil and dug in. It's absolutely delicious and this flavor is my favorite! I also really liked the Turmeric'd, and I can't wait to try the two chocolate SnoSpice flavors. The SnoSpice Gift Sets would make wonderful holiday gifts!
Shop www.snospice.com now!

Enter to win 4 SnoSpice Ice Cream Infusions!
To enter, just fill in the giveaway form below. Giveaway is open to US residents, ages 18 and up. One winner will receive 4 SnoSpice mix-ins. Giveaway ends on 12/31/2016. Good luck!

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