Friday, October 9, 2009
Back then we were looking at the FitFlop Sandal, the 'gym-in-a-sandal' shoe designed in the United Kingdom. The exercise FitFlops quickly gained popularity around the globe.
Make way now, for the FitFlop Clog.
One more way to get a workout through fall and winter as you walk with the specially designed FitFlop muscle-toning Microwobbleboard technology.
These new FitFlop Clogs are really cute and come in shearling, suede, and ultra-felt. We are showing you the GoghII Clog in grey ultra-felt. The Gogh II is featherweight and comfortable, and also water and stain repellent with a skid-resistant all rubber outsole.
You can find FitFlops here in the U.S. at a number of shoe stores and online at sites like Amazon.com and Bliss.com. In fact, Bliss.com is offering the new FitFlop Clog for $74.95 and free shipping, as advertised in their latest catalogue.
So how exactly does the FitFlop technology work?
According to the FitFlop website:
FitFlop footwear is biomechanically engineered to help tone and tighten your leg muscles while you walk in them.
Studies at the Centre for Human Performance at LSBU show that normal walking in FitFlop sandals(1) can help:
- increase leg, calf and gluteal muscle activity,
- improve your posture,
- mimic the gait of barefoot walking but with more muscle load,
- improve muscle tone.
FitFlop sandals wearers have also reported relief from plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, chronic back pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis, RLS (restless leg syndrome), scoliosis and degenerative disc disease.
We happen to love clogs, and we think this is another way to strengthen our muscles and enhance our exercise routine. In other words, walking around in FitFlops can't hurt, so we give these new clogs the green light.
Imagine, you could actually lose weight wearing these FitFlops, and at the same time, develop a lengthy walking routine, and really make some killer curves out of your legs and buttocks?
Thursday, October 8, 2009
We know you want it, too. We're talking about Jade 407 ($25), Chanel's new limited edition le vernis nail color. The soft, minty shade has knocked the socks off of everyone, ever since Chanel sent its models wearing it down the Fall 2009 runway.
Good luck if you can hunt some down, because it seems everybody in town wants to rock this beautiful jade shade. And if you can find a bottle, others will be green with envy, because it has been sold-out for some time at Chanel.com and Chanel boutiques.
Sure, we tried Ebay.com, but we could only locate Jade's sister polish, Jade Rose 493. The favorite appears to be the Jade shade. Jade Rose is available at most Chanel stores and even online. The color is best described as a soft pinky-beige. Ebay was selling Jade Rose for $43.97, free shipping. But you save $$$ by buying it directly from Chanel.
We have to be honest, Chanel's Jade 407 is quite attractive. Take a closer look at the photo, courtesy of Vogue.comUK. This is the nail polish shade of the season!
And to see both Jade and Jade Rose up close and personal, check out Steph's Closet. Steph has done a beautiful job of showcasing Chanel 407 and 493.
Sure there will be some nice nail polish copy-cats. Some have suggested Mac's Peppermint Patti,which was out before the Chanel Jade 407, as far as we know. It's from Mac's Sugarsweet collection. It, too, is a hard minty green shade to locate. But we found some at Ebay.com, selling for $32.99 - $52.00! Oh my!!
At the moment, we, too, are green with envy. Our nails are bare. Very bare.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Rachel loves this skin cream:
From 'fixing' cuts, bruises, and burns, to dry skin and frizzy hair, women are praising Egyptian Magic's glory.
This how the company's website describes their jar of skin cream:
We haven't tried Egyptian Magic Skin Cream yet, but we adore a single beauty product that can tackle a number of skin and hair issues all at once.
You can find Egyptian Magic at stores like Whole Foods Market, and at http://www.egyptianmagic.com/.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
We're in the month of October, and that means it's time for Audrina Patridge's Pumpkin Facial Mask.
Pumpkin has become very popular these days at expensive spas and salons. There are pumpkin facial masks, pumpkin body wraps, and so on. This time we are applying pumpkin to the skin, because it's rich in anti-oxidants ---full of vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, potassium, alpha-carotene, zinc, beta carotene, and lutein.
And pumpkin acts like Alpha-Hydroxy acids. In other words, skin texture is improved, roughness diminishes, acne stays away, and skin is moisturized and smooth.
Audrina Patridge was sweet enough to give her fans 2 Pumpkin Skin Care recipes from her website. last October. And the recipes are still popular once again this fall. This is why the gorgeous actress believes in pumpkin for healthy skin:
"Fall is one of my favorite times of year, so I thought I would share with you one very fall beauty secret... Pumpkin! It is so good for your skin because it is full of antioxidants and vitamins. Here is a recipe for a pumpkin mask and a pumpkin spice scrub for you guys to try that I found at care2.com ."
Pumpkin Facial Mask. 2 teaspoons cooked or canned pumpkin. 1/2 teaspoon honey. 1/4 teaspoon milk (or whipping cream, if your skin is very dry)1. Combine ingredients and apply to a clean face with gentle circular motions, avoiding the area around your eyes.2. Allow mask to remain on skin for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water, pat dry, and apply your usual moisturizer.
Pumpkin, Sugar, and Spice Scrub. 1/2 cup cooked or canned pumpkin, pureed. 1/2 cup brown sugar. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon. 1. Combine ingredients in a bowl.2. Stand in a tub or shower stall and use a damp washcloth to scoop some of the mixture up. Apply to body, starting with your feet and working your way up, but avoiding your face. Scrub gently using circular motions.3. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.You will definitely see a difference in your skin. Remember: good skin is not a given. You have to work at it it constantly.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Zero-Flake polymer: Provides strong, brushable hold
Volumizing Hold Complex: Maintains style even in high humidity
Sweet Almond Protein: Boosts volume & helps repair weakened hair
Thermal & UV Filters: Protects against color fading & damage from heat styling
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
And apparently, skin care company Kiehl's, feels the same way about acai. They are introducing a 4-Piece Organic Acai Berry Skin Care line.
Why such constant buzz about this berry, that grows on a special Amazon palm tree?
This is how Dr. Nicholas Perricone, skin expert, explains it in an Oprah.com article:
A remarkable concentration of antioxidants that help combat premature aging, with 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10 to 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine.
A synergy of monounsaturated (healthy) fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols to help promote cardiovascular and digestive health.
An almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration
Kiehl's is calling their Organic Acai skin care line a damage-repairing collection. The key word here, being 'damage.'
"This collection helps skin repair the visible effects of both physical and environmental damage, while it helps to stimulate skin’s natural renewal process and restore skin’s tone, texture, and elasticity due to environmental oxidation, sun exposure and other external skin stressors".
1. Acai Damage-Minimizing Cleanser ($24.50). Cleans and protects skin's natural moisture barrier.
2. Acai Damage-Protecting Toning Mist ($26.00). Soothes skin after cleansing and imparts a healthy radiance.
3. Acai Damage-Repairing Serum ($48.00). Evens skin texture and tightens.
4. Acai Damage-Correcting Moisturizer ($44.00). Repairs effects of oxidative skin damage. Not greasy.
For more information, visit http://www.kiehls.com/.