Enter To Win “5-Factor Fitness”!

January 14, 2009 by Anna  
Filed under Contests, Featured, Health & Wellness

Ok…what is the number one New Year’s Resolution? LOSE WEIGHT! Take off those holiday cookie pounds and get ready for the summer right?? Well let me let you in on a secret…you don’t need a gym membership; your treadmill is outside honey! Anywhere you can put your foot down and continue walking is nature’s equivalent to a treadmill. All you need are hand weights, a jump rope, and the ability to step outside. Annddd….you HAVE TO HAVE THIS BOOK!

The 5-Factor Fitness by Harley Pasternak

5 Factor Fitness by Harley Pasternak

5 Factor Fitness by Harley Pasternak

He is the celebrity trainer who train celebs like Halle Berry and you know she’s got a pretty hot bod. But I personally could not take off the extra 15 lbs. until I read this book and followed everything he said.  Well, also with the help of my certified trainer, Dr. Katelyn (check out her featured posts on my health and wellness section.) to motivate me and make sure I was doing things correctly.  However, this book is awesome!  What I love is that it’s totally attainable and doable! No crazy workout routines, just simple strength training mixed with a little bit of cardio goes a long way! Get this book; it’s the only way you’ll achieve your New Year’s resolution!

However, if you do need the motivation of other people who have the same resolution as you, absolutely join the gym! I still suggest getting this book and do it there because you can run on a treadmill for days, and if you don’t know what you’re doing, you’ll just have really strong legs and still have your holiday inner tube…and that does not float in the pool during the summertime…just so you know.

Spring $10 for this book on amazon.com before shelling out hundreds on other things that don’t work. I assure you, it’s worth every penny!

Contest Giveaway!
In the spirit of New Year's and all of it's resolutions, I'm holding a contest where I will be giving away a copy of 5-Factor Fitness. To enter, simply fill out the form below and tell me what your New Year's Resolutions are. Contest ends January 30, 2009. Must be 18 or over to enter.

Congratulations to our winner, Magdalene from Canada!

Tips on Makeup Brushes

January 10, 2009 by Anna  
Filed under Featured

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What are advantages of Makeup Brushes?

People think that they don't need makeup brushes and like to use their fingers to get the job done. No doubt you love your finger, but use them to hold things, i.e, makeup brushes. Using makeup brushes have several benefits:

  • The brushes are simpler to control than your finger and so the result is much less messy.
  • Brushes can help you applying blush on one cheek and then the other with a matching effect.
  • Brushes make final effect natural and wonderful. Your face will glow more and each color should come blended into the next.
  • Your fingers can contaminate your cosmetics, but your brushes do not.

Type of Brushes:
There are a number of makeup brushes available in the cosmetic shops ranging from purpose to size to cost. Choose according to your need. You can buy the following range of Makeup Brushes:

  • Power Brushes - Luxuriously designed oversize brushes to dust loose or pressed powder across the face.
  • Blush Brushes - These brushes gives user excellent control.
  • Sponge Brushes - Sponge of this brush helps in blending of the cosmetics very well.
  • Eye Brushes - your eyes are beautiful and after all important to you. You can Buy a range of eye brushes like Eye Shadow Brushes, Eye Liner Brushes, Eyebrow Brushes, etc to keep doing your eyes designing.
  • Lip Brushes - These brushes gives your lips the true blending of color and cosmetics.

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There are many more brushes are available for doing makeup and makeup of different kind. Identify your requirement and got them. Definitely, these will make you prettier.

Take care of your brushes
Once you got the brushes of your need and choice, you need to take care of these. How do you do that??

  • Always store your brushes in mesh brush bag.
  • Don't blow on your brushes. If you need to reduce some of the powder or cosmetics while using gently shake them.
  • Clean the brushes regularly.
  • After cleaning, dry them naturally. Do not use hair dryer etc, otherwise bristle will melt.

How to clean makeup brushes?
To clean your makeup brushes, please follow the followings cleaning rules.

  • Run warm water over the bristles of the brush. Take care that base of the brush do not get wet, especially if is made of wood.
  • Do continue rinsing till it become clear and clean.
  • Squeeze the extra water but very gently.
  • Reshape it delicately.
  • Allow it dry in air for 24 hour.

How Guys REALLY Feel About Bras

January 8, 2009 by Matt Hosely  
Filed under Ask the Guys, Featured

Matt Hosley is just an everyday guy who encounters strange things. He  currently resides in Lexington, KY and has his own hilariously entertaining blog, Strange Situations. He will be joining us as a guest blogger from time to time, to give us the his take on fashion, beauty, and women.

Look at the knobs in that bra!

Look at the knobs in that bra!

In the eighth grade during spirit week each day was devoted to a different theme.  There was Maroon and Gold day (where students dressed in the school colors), twin day (where you and a friend dress like alike), and cross dress day (I think this one is self explanatory).  I honestly don't know how cross dress day was approved, but as the self proclaimed most spirited guy in the school (later I was actually voted most spirited by the students and teachers in my eighth grade yearbook) I had to dress like a woman.   My mom would never have let me leave the house in a dress, wig, pantyhose, and bra so I had to borrow them from my cousin and change in the bathroom during homeroom.

Turns out that most of the students skipped this spirit day, but I was in full on female clothing.  I stuffed my bra with toilet paper like many of the girls in my class did on a daily basis and by the end of first period I had a rash where the wire on my bra was rubbing against my boyish pecks.  I was also sweating profusely through the bra which was starting to smell like my athletic supporter and cup after a long baseball game in 100 degree weather.  I know it is said that girls do not sweat, they glisten, and this is the first time I actually believed this statement.  Girls don't typically smell like my athletic supporter and cup, so they must not sweat while wearing a bra.  I found the material to be very itchy as well.  By third period the bra was in my backpack, I'm sure whoever got my french and math books the following year wondered why they smelled like boy crotch.

The Fonz: How could he NOT be good at taking off bras?

The Fonz: How could he NOT be good at taking off bras?

By the end of the day I was wondering how girls wear a bra everyday, it is a headache and a hassle.  It wasn't until several years later that I experienced a bra from the other side of equation.  Guys always complain about how hard it is to get a bra off of a girl in the heat of the moment.  Every once in a while I would have trouble, but for the most part a quick snap of my fingers and the bra would be unhooked and I would be trying to rip it off and throw it on the floor.  I guess guys get nervous in the midst of passion. They struggle to get the bra off because they are worried about not living up to the girls expectations and they stumble and shake as they mess with the metal hooks on the back of the bra.

Ellen has had lots of practice with bras.

Ellen Degeneres: experienced bra remover.

Taking a bra off while you are shaking with nerves is like trying to draw a straight line during an earthquake.  What makes it hard is that you have to be gentle and suave while you are doing it, you can't just pull and tug or you will either A: rip the bra, or B: turn the girl off.  If I had to pick the worlds best bra removers it would be, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, The Fonz, and Ellen DeGeneres.  Let me explain... the first two are inhuman athletes, they perform under pressure better than just about anyone on the planet.  They would be calm and cool during the process of removing the bra and have no trouble seeing the treasure held behind them.  The Fonz and Ellen both have experience taking off several bra's and are not as good under pressure but have so much experience it is second nature to them.

I have gone bra shopping with girls and it is horrible.  They always want to know my opinion on the bra.  I do not care what the bra looks like, guys do not care what the bra looks like.  When bra shopping you should base your decision on the following factors, comfort and then price.  That is it, nothing more.  Honestly, how often does someone else see your bra?  If you have a boyfriend he most likely only sees it for a few minutes before it is in a pile on the floor, and even then a lot of the time the light is off anyway.  Guys typically don't care what the bra looks like, they care about what is behind the bra.  When was the last time a guy carassed your bra?  Do you know why?   Guys don't care about bras.

Every once and a while it is nice to have a nice lingerie bra that can set the mood, but don't spend a lot of time or money deciding. Guys who like boobs are not going to care if the bra matches your panites and how much lace is on it.  A bra can be sexy but don't spend a lot of money investing in something that has little to no use on a day to day basis.  If the bra is comfortable, and it fits, buy it.

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Weird and Unusual Handbags

January 6, 2009 by Anna  
Filed under Entertainment, Featured, Style & Trends

So, you're at a party and you sit down and you start messing with this...thing...on the table and you're wondering, "What IS this??"  Is it an old record?  Is it...a keyboard?  It's taking you awhile to figure out what this is, you're kind of tipsy and you figure, maybe that's why it's taking you so long.....but then again maybe it's just a purse.  And the girl across the room is wondering why you got your hands all over her bag, but luckily she's kind of tipsy and she doesn't really care because you're kind of cute...but...it may also be because...again...she's kind of tipsy....it's a happy and hazy time for all of us.

Or...maybe you're bored at work and you need a little entertainment, well...hopefully this does the trick until someone finally falls out of their chair and you can laugh hysterically....

Check out these unique and fun bags I found!

Watering Can Handbag

A great way to get the watering can underneath the spout! You ever have that problem?

lisence-plate-handbag

I could be wrong, but it looks like these plates are from Kentucky....c'mon guys...really?

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Well, if you can't listen to it anymore, carry it around

stainlesssteel

Nothing easier to clean than a Stainless Steel Bag

Bags made from skateboads

This is a good way a girl can use a skateboard

Owl Handbag

Whooo

cake

It's like a cheap version of a Judith Leiber...'A' for effort

bags

How Durable are these? My purses are ALWAYS heavy...what do I have in there??

Tinsel

This is made of Tinsel, I'd rock it, this is cute

Take Out Handbag

It's like a Starbucks mug for take out, I like it!

eiffeltowerbag

Do you think in Paris they carry purses that look like the Washington Monument? Nah, not as trendy...

Made from Tires

So this is what they do with old tires, of course...

kathleen-dustin-original-handbags

These I can appreciate, very unique

brainbag-1

A model with beauty AND brains

mgz-75_perfect-crime_skull-bag

I tell ya, rhinestones can spice anything up

Flower purse

Cute for a little girl, Creepy for a big girl...

recycledmagazines

Someone has a lot of time on their hands...

candy wrappers

This has GOT to be the same person!

keybag

This is what will happen when our computers become touch screen

TV Purse

Do you need bunny ears for this TV?

 

Looking to add some weird handbags to your collection? Check out these items currently on eBay:

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