November 10, 2015

Things to Consider When Buying Jewelry

Buying jewelry for someone you love is always a very special thing. There is just something much more personal about jewelry than other gifts. This is one of the reasons why it should be reserved for special occasions. Are you thinking about buying the special person in your life a piece of beautiful jewelry? If this is the case, you have some big decisions ahead. There is a practically endless amount of items to choose from. Do you want to buy a necklace, bracelet, earrings or a ring? What metal do you want it to be made out of? Here are some of the biggest things to consider when buying jewelry.

1. What company made it?

Not all jewelry is created the same. This is why some jewelry manufactures have much better reputations than others. There is a very good reason why certain companies have been around for well over 100 years. Buying a piece of jewelry from one of these distinguished companies will cost you a bit more money up front. However, the happiness of your loved one is worth paying a little extra cash for. After all, you do not want this piece of jewelry to fall apart after only a couple of years. You want it to last a lifetime.

2. What precious metal will you choose?

Gold, silver and platinum are the three most common choices. There are also other metals you can choose from that are less expensive. You need to have some idea about the likes and dislikes of the person your are buying the jewelry for in order to make an intelligent decision. However, this should not be a problem because you would not be buying jewelry for this person if you did not know him or her very well. If you would like to browse a nice assortment of southwestern silver jewelry, you might want to stop by http://silver-legends.com/.

3. How much do you want to spend?

Buying jewelry for someone you love can be a fun and exciting experience. However, it is important that you do not get carried away. Keep your budget in mind as you are doing your shopping. Try to buy your item from a place that offers financing options. You want to avoid paying the full price of the item up front if you can avoid doing it. You should also verify the store's return policy.

November 04, 2015

FreeBeautyEvents.com - November Beauty Giveaway

If you love your beauty events and contests, and I know you do, then you need to check out FreeBeautyEvents.com November giveaway!  This amazing giveaway contains a bounty of beauty items necessary for a prettier you!  Check out the details below on how you can enter for a chance to win this basket for yourself.

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Details on our November Beauty Basket Giveaway:
Our November Beauty Basket Giveaway includes products from Vaseline, KISS, Essie, Nexxus, Simple Skincare, Milani Cosmetics and more! The Contest runs from now through 11/30/15, winners will be chosen on 12/5/2015 and notified by 12/15/2015. Go to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Beauty-Events/117088506568) and like us, then enter to win on our page. You can also enter on our website at http://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest

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October 27, 2015

BeautyBox5.com - October BeautyBox Review

Beauty Box 5 has once again wowed me with their beauty picks for this month. All the items in my box are part of their "pink" theme for breast cancer awareness month.  Check out what this month's box contained.

First item up,  The Happy Hands HappyFace Makeup Cleansing Cloth, #wipethatfaceoff.  This machine-washable cloth is as amazing as it has been reported to be.  Simply add water to the cloth and wipe away all makeup including stubborn long wear makeup.  I love it because it is so soft and gentle on my skin.  No excessive rubbing or skin irritation involved! And since I mentioned "soft", check out my new favorite ultra-soft Kabuki Brush.  The Ferro Cosmetics Pink Rhinestone Kabuki Brush, #ferrocosmetics, is the PERFECT brush for applying blushes, bronzers and powders flawlessly. Not to mention the super cute rhinestone design makes this brush hard to resist! 

Nothing is more irresistible than a pretty pink pout and the Styli-Style Perfect Pout Long Lasting Balm Stick, #stylistyle, is the balm bomb! If you want lips that are super smooth, soft and sexy with a pretty pop of color you need to have this lip balm in your makeup bag.  I love how this balm glides on, doesn't flake and the color lasts and lasts. Now from lips to fingertips, pink is always a great choice when it comes to a mani. Nubar has created a custom soft pink shade called "Pinktober" to celebrate the month of October.  This super cute pink adds the perfect finishing touch to your fingertips. Beautiful color, dries in a snap, what's no to love?  And finally, Knotty Hair Ties, #shopknotty, are the best way to create the perfect ponytail without breakage and snags. Their cute design looks great in your hair or on your wrist.

Please check out all that BeautyBox5.com has to offer and let me know what you think.  Till then! B. Also, please review the disclosure and disclaimer section regarding product reviews.  
October 15, 2015

FreeBeautyEvents.com - October Beauty Giveaway

If you love beauty giveaways as much as I do then you are going to want to check this out! FreeBeautyEvents.com has an amazing beauty giveaway this month that contains all the hottest beauty items for a prettier you. Check out the details on how to enter for a chance to win this for yourself!

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Our October Beauty Basket Giveaway includes products from Simple Skincare, Sally Hansen Miracle Gel, Revlon, ELF Cosmetics, KISS, SheaMoisture and more! The Contest runs from now through 10/31/15, winners will be chosen on 11/5/2015 and notified by 11/15/2015. Go to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Beauty-Events/117088506568) and like us, then enter to win on our page. You can also enter on our website at http://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest 

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October 08, 2015

Early Warning Signs You Might be Pregnant

While some women plan for pregnancy, others find themselves getting an unexpected surprise. Though you can take a pregnancy test at your doctor's office and even get an ultrasound done, this is a waste of time and money when you aren't pregnant. If you and your partner want to have a child, keep an HCG test on hand to test your urine for the hormone that becomes present once you are pregnant. You can also keep an eye out for some early warning signs that indicate your are pregnant before you take one of those tests.

Sore Breasts

One of the more common early warning signs is a change in the way your breasts feel. When you become pregnant, your body releases more hormones, which make your breasts feel more tender. You might notice that your nipples feel sore when you put on your bra or that you can't handle your partner touching your chest.

Mood Swings

The majority of pregnant women claim that they suffered from mood swings early in their pregnancies. These mood swings also relate to the abundance of certain hormones in your body. You may find that you feel happy and upbeat one hour and later feel sad and depressed or even angry.


Don't be surprised if you feel tireder than ever before during the early days of your pregnancy. Your body grows fatigued as it adjusts to changes in hormone levels and other changes it experiences. Though some women simply feel a little sleepy throughout the day, others feel so tired that they find themselves taking frequent naps in the first few weeks or months.

Morning Sickness

Though many people know what morning sickness is, some don't realize that it can occur long after the morning ends. A large number of women experience morning sickness throughout their pregnancies and find themselves feeling sick all day long. Certain types of foods may make you feel nauseous, and scents may lead to vomiting too.

When to Take a Pregnancy Test

Consider the best time to take a pregnancy test is when you experience one or more of these symptoms within three to six weeks after having intercourse. As some women never miss a period, it's important to consider that you take a test even if your period occurs as it did before. Any of these early warning signs might indicate that you are pregnant.

Please review the Disclosures and Disclaimers section of this blog regarding any and all health related information.  Always consult your Doctor before following any health related information to determine the accuracy and suitability for your specific needs.

September 15, 2015

Pond's Wet Cleansing Towelettes - Best Makeup Removing Towelettes

If you are like me, and I know that you are, then you have been very busy trying out new makeup looks and products for the fall.  And while this can be a lot of fun it can also be a lot of work putting makeup on then taking it off, putting it on then taking it off, etc..., you get my point. However, if you have the right products that help you quickly remove your makeup then nothing will hold you back from discovering your new "you" this fall.  I recently received a beauty box which contained some AMAZING products that helped me with all my makeup changes, compliments of Weber Shandwick and I wanted to share them with you!

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Before applying your makeup you need to be sure that your skin is clean and properly prepped for makeup application.  The Simple Cleansing Micellar Water is a superb facial cleanser that gently removes dirt and debris while leaving skin super soft and hydrated. Apply to a generous amount to a cotton pad and wipe all over your face, no need to rinse. And since I mentioned cotton pads, nobody does it better than the Q-tips Beauty Rounds. These ultra cushiony quilted cotton pads are perfect for gentle makeup removal, application of toners and astringents as well as nail polish removal. And for easy removal of stubborn eye makeup the Q-tips cotton swabs are the best tool for the job. You can quickly remove any and all remnants of eye makeup with these super soft beauty swabs. These little gems are also perfect for no mess eyeshadow application and eyeliner smudging!

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Now for easiest and quickest way to remove a full face of makeup, the Pond's Wet Cleansing Towelettes are hands down the BEST.  These towelettes removed ALL my makeup including stubborn things like lipstick, waterproof and long wear makeup while remaining gentle on my skin. I absolutely love the fresh scent as well as the "almost too pretty to use" design of these towelettes. They are also purse friendly and perfect for beauty fixes on the go.  And when your day is done and you are exhausted  from trying out all the new fall beauty trends (trust me it can be an exhausting job) and you are ready to relax, try taking a shower with the Caress Daily Silk Body Wash in White Peach and Silky Orange Blossom. The intoxicating Caress scent will relax and calm you while the rich lather will nourish and hydrate your skin.

So, if you are ready to start trying out the latest trends in beauty be sure that you also have the very best products to help you take it all off! Please let me know what you think.  Till then!  B. Please be sure to read the disclaimer and disclosure section regarding product reviews.

Beauty Box 5 - September Beauty Box review

Ohhh, how I love the bounty of beauty products that get delivered right to my door every month from Beauty Box 5.  This month I receive the latest beauty products that will help me kick start my fall beauty routine compliments of BeautyBox 5. Check out the goodies in this month's box.

If your strands are in need of a little refreshing then you must check out the Beautiful Nutrition Lemon Rinse Clarifying Treatment, #beautifulnutrition.  This fresh lemony treatment helps renew shine and softness of hair root to tip. Apply after your normal washing routine, rinse and enjoy your renewed locks! Perk up your pout and add a pop of color to your cheeks with 1 amazing product, the Elizabeth Mott Tints & Sass Lip + Cheek stain, #elizabethmott.  I LOVE multitasking products like lip and cheek stains.  They deliver a pretty pop of instant color which is perfect for beauty touch ups on the go. I love the natural "flush" of color it gave my cheeks as well as how it can perk up any down and out pout!

Next up, if you love your eyes to dazzle and sparkle then the Bellapierre Shimmer Powder in "Snowflake" is your new BBFF (beauty best friend of course!). This shimmer shadow adds the perfect pizazz to eyes. Whether you want to add a touch here and there to highlight eyes or you want an all out shimmer show, this shadow is definitely up for the job. And no eye would be complete without an amazing eye crayon like the Be a Bombshell Cosmetics Eye Crayon, #beabombshell. This gem allows you to hit it out of the park every time when it comes to creating the perfect smoky eye. It smudges easily and delivers beautiful results every time.

And finally, nothing makes me feel instantly beautiful like how a pretty feminine scent can.  The Harvey Prince Sincerely Mini Roller, #harvey prince, boasts notes of cedarwood, freesia, and orange flower. A dab on my wrists and neck and I am a happy girl!  So, if BeautyBox5 sounds interesting to you then please check them out. Please review the disclosure and disclaimer section regarding product reviews.

September 03, 2015

FreeBeautyEvents.com - September Beauty Basket Giveaway

September is already shaping up to be an amazing month with this hot beauty giveaway from FreeBeautyEvents.com. Check out this month's amazing beauty giveaway and enter for a chance to win an incredible beauty basket for yourself. Details are below.  And while you are on their site be sure to check out the latest beauty events that are going on near you!

Our August  Beauty Basket Giveaway includes products from Revlon, Olay, Biore, Neutrogena, CoverGirl, Simple Skincare, Vaseline, Milani Cosmetics and more! The Contest runs from now through 9/30/2015, winners will be chosen on 10/5/2015 and notified by 10/15/20155. Go to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Beauty-Events/117088506568) and like us, then enter to win on our page. You can also enter on our website at http://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest .

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August 27, 2015

Beauty Box 5 - August Beauty Box Review

Nothing boosts my mood better than finding that beautiful little blue BeautyBox 5 sitting in my mailbox.  It always puts an instant smile on my face.  Check out what this month's box contained and see what you are missing out on!

First item up, the Jerome Alexander Hot Stuff Go Pop Compacts # jeromealexander.  If you are the girl who has to have it all then this compact is for you.  It boasts the essential shadows and sexy lip glosses you need for beauty on the go. This compact comes in a smart protective case which helps keep the contents safe and protected.  And since I am talking makeup, check out the Starlooks Luxe Longwear Eyeliner Pen in Plum, #starlooks.  Plum is the perfect color for fall and it looks great on all complexions and eye colors.  The eyeliner glides on smooth and literally lasts all day long till you finally decide to take it off.  Ohh and the bonus,  it's also waterproof so smudging and running are not an issue with this liner!

Strands a little stressed from the sun and styling?  Well help is here.  The Hask Beauty Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment, #haskhair, deeply conditions and nourishes hair root to tip giving you back the beautiful, strong and sexy hair you once had.  Next item in my Beauty Box 5 is a sassy take on an ordinary item, the nail file.  The Donnamax, #donnamax  large sized nail file with unique chic design helps you keep your mani free of snags.  It files nails smoothly without leaving edges rough and it comes in its own protective case.

And finally, a little treat for your face.  The Pur-lisse Pur Moist Hydra-Balance Moisturizer, #purlisse, adds the "pur-fect" amount of moisture to thirsty skin by utilizing the power of plant extracts and Vitamin E to give your skin a healthy glow.  This anti-aging moisturizer is also great for sensitive skin.

Please be sure to check out Beauty Box 5 for all the details on becoming a member so that you can start to receive your beauty boxes a.s.a.p!  Please review the disclaimer section regarding sponsored posts.

August 07, 2015

Hernias Can Affect Men, Women and Children

Hernias are a common medical condition that can affect men, women and children. Depending on the type, size and location of the hernia, they may produce no apparent symptoms, slight discomfort or severe pain that requires treatment from professional bay surgical specialists

What is a Hernia?

A hernia occurs when fatty tissue or an organ bulges out of the area where it's normally contained. People who are born with weak abdominal muscles are more at risk for hernias, but heavy lifting or constant straining can weaken muscles and cause fatty tissue to squeeze through a weak spot in connective tissue. When this happens, surgery may be required to repair the opening in the muscle wall. If left untreated, hernias can result in ongoing pressure, pain and health problems. 

Common Types of Hernias

Hernias can occur in different parts of the body. Although symptoms vary, all types of hernias present health risks when blood vessels in the hernia are constricted. If the blood supply is cut off to surrounding tissues, emergency medical or surgical treatment may be necessary. 

Inguinal Hernia (Inner Groin)

Inguinal hernias account for up to 75 percent of all abdominal hernias and affect 25 percent more men than women. They occur in the inner groin area and create a noticeable bulge. A direct inguinal hernia affects mostly middle-aged and elderly men with thinner abdominal walls. An indirect inguinal hernia can occur in men at any age. 

Femoral Hernia (Outer Groin)

Femoral hernias occur when parts of the intestine protrude into the femoral canal and cause a bulge in the outer groin area. This type of hernia occurs mostly in women, but it's particularly at risk of becoming strangulated and requiring immediate medical attention. 

Incisional Hernia (Around an Incision)

Abdominal surgery can create a weak area where a hernia can develop after surgery. Incisional hernias only occur in 2-10 percent of abdominal surgeries, but they can return after being repaired. 

Umbilical Hernia (Belly Button)

Umbilical hernias are often seen in newborns as a protrusion at the belly button. Small hernias typically close by age two, but larger hernias that don't close on their own by age four may require surgery. Umbilical hernias also afflict women who have many children and obese women. 

Hiatal Hernia (Upper Stomach)

Hiatal hernias occur when the upper stomach squeezes through an opening in the diaphragm, called the hiatus, where the esophagus passes through. 

This post is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or otherwise any medical condition. Always consult a licensed physician for any and all medical conditions.  Please read the disclosures  and disclaimers section of this blog by clicking on the link below.

August 05, 2015

Online Shopping With Coupons

Busy women who need new outfits will appreciate being able to order online and utilize great voucher codes that can be found at a great site called Deals For Clothing located at http://www.deals4clothing.co.uk/ and quickly buy everything they want from several different retailer. Shopping online means that they do not need to take the time to drive to a store, look through racks of clothing and then wait in line to make a purchase. Customers will great items such as stylish sweaters and shorts and crop tees to match their new clothing here.

As for me, I love shopping, especially shopping online because it is so convenient. I can shop when I want, where I want, anytime I want.  I can shop at as many stores that I want without having to leave the comfort of my couch. In a single afternoon I can shop in an exclusive store in New York and then going shopping at a chic boutique in California all with a single clink on my mouse. No traveling involved.  But, what makes my online shopping experience even more exciting is when I use coupons and voucher codes for my purchases.  

Nothing feels better than when you find that perfect outfit AND you can apply a voucher code for additional savings.  I like to take those savings and use them to buy something else that goes with my my outfit!  Or, I can use those savings and buy something for someone special to me. Fortunately, for shoppers like me there are websites that are exclusively devoted to offering its viewers amazing discounts on the items that we love.  Coupons vouchers form clothing and accessories like shoes and handbags to furniture and home accents can be found on these websites.  I especially love visiting these websites around the holidays or when I have a special occasion that I need a gift for like birthdays anniversaries wedding and baby showers.  I can get an amazing gift that will be certain to impress its recipient and it won't cost me nearly as much as it would if I had bought it without my voucher code!

FreeBeautyEvents.com - August Beauty Giveaway

FreeBeautyEvents.com is once again giving you a chance to win one of their AMAZING beauty baskets!  This month's basket contains all the beauty essentials you need to look and feel beautiful.  So, be sure to visit their website and enter for a chance to win. Ohhh, and while you are there be sure to check out the list of beauty events that are going on in your area.  Details on the giveaway are below.

Our August  Beauty Basket Giveaway includes products from CoverGirl, Revlon, E.L.F Cosmetics, RoC Skincare, Essie and more! The Contest runs from now through 08/31/2015, winners will be chosen on 09/05/2015 and notified by 09/15/2015. Go to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Beauty-Events/117088506568) and like us, then enter to win on our page. You can also enter on our website at http://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest 

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On our site you can enter your zip code to find beauty events in your area. You can also follow us on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Twitter. In addition to listing in-store makeovers, Freebeautyevents.com also features a blog on product reviews (http://www.freebeautyevents.com/beauty-blog) and a monthly contest at  http://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest

Please review the disclosure and disclaimer section regarding product reviews.  This is a sponsored post and Britney's Beauty Bog.com is not responsible for fulfilling giveaway prizes.
July 20, 2015

Beauty Box 5 - July Review

When it is as hot outside as it is now, one of the last things that I feel like doing is putting on full face makeup application.  Fortunately, there are some amazing beauty products out there that keep you pretty while taking the pain out of your beauty routine. I have recently received my Beauty Box 5 which contained the summer essentials I need for a quick beauty fix.  Check out what my box contained this month.

Go from plain to pretty in a single swipe of lip gloss.  The OFRA lip gloss is my favorite way to wake up my face and perk up my pout!  The color is sheer and the shine gives my lips the perfect amount of shimmer without looking over the top. I also appreciate that this lip gloss does not leave my lips dry and flakey. #OFRA.  And if you are looking for a little more UMPH from your pucker, try lining your lips with a liner like the OFRA lip liner, #OFRA.  This lip liner is one that is sure to please all.  Even if your are not a fan of lip liners, once you give this one a go you will wonder why you ever skipped the liner.  I love nude liners like the OFRA because they make even the tiniest lips look fuller and sexier. Plus, it helps to keep my lip gloss in place.

The next beauty item that quickly and painlessly makes you look pretty and put together, nail polish! Who doesn't love painting your nails with a fun new color for summer?  A fresh mani/pedi always puts me in a good mood.  There is just something about it that makes me feel pretty and pampered.  If you are looking for nail polish that is fast drying and comes in a gorgeous assortment of fun colors then check out Nanacoco, #nanacoco.

Nothing makes someone look prettier that beautiful skin. Taking care of your skin is not as complicated as many believe.  Using a great skin care line like The Love Life Skin, #lovelifeskin, helps to gently cleanse, hydrate and lets your natural beauty shine through. And for a little something special, try adding a fun and shimmerly Purlisse Flash Tattoo to your  body.  These fun temporary tattoos look great and are the perfect accents for you wrists, arms, fingers ankles or where ever you want to add shimmer, #purlisse.

So, if you love to receive the latest beauty product delivered right to your door every month then please check out Beauty Box 5.com.  Let me know  what you think.  Till then.B.  Please review the disclosure and disclaimer section regarding product reviews.
July 09, 2015

FreeBeautyEvents.com - July Beauty Giveaway

July is heating up with this hot beauty giveaway from FreeBeautyEvents.com. Check out this month's amazing beauty giveaway and enter for a chance to win an incredible beauty basket for yourself. Details are below.  And while you are on their site be sure to check out the latest beauty events that are going on near you!

Our July Beauty Basket Giveaway includes products from L'Oreal Skincare, Neutrogena Cosmetics, NYX, Revlon, RoC, Nexxus Salon Hair Care, Essie and more! The Contest runs from now through 7/31/2015, winners will be chosen on 8/5/2015 and notified by 8 /15/2015. Please go to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Beauty-Events/117088506568) and like us, then enter to win on our page. You can also enter on our website at http://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest 

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On our site you can enter your zip code to find beauty events in your area. You can also follow us on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Twitter. In addition to listing in-store makeovers, Freebeautyevents.com also features a blog on product reviews (http://www.freebeautyevents.com/beauty-blog) and a monthly contest at  http://www.freebeautyevents.com/contest

Please review the disclaimer section regarding product reviews and sponsored posts.  
July 01, 2015

Beauty Box 5 - June Beauty Box Review

One of my favorite things about summer is being able to downsize my beauty routine.  A couple swipes of mascara, lip gloss and nail polish and I am good to go! I love being able to spend more time out enjoying the beautiful weather rather than chained to a beauty routine. Check out some of my favorite beauty picks from this month's  Beauty Box 5!

Nothing feels better than coming in from spending all day outside at the beach, taking a relaxing shower and lathering up with a yummy "citrusy" scented body wash!  The Herbal Essences Body Wash Body Burst with citrus essences is the perfect after sun and sand treat for your senses and skin.  Its intoxicating and addicting scent leaves your senses wanting more and your skin will love how soft and clean it feels after showering with it.  This body wash will definitely be joining me on all my summer vacation adventures!

And for pretty fingers and toes, you must try the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish.  This gel polish does not require light to set, dries quickly and keeps your mani picture perfect for up to 2 weeks.  This means no wasting time on frequent nail touch ups and more time loving the summer!

Next, I have a little something for all the mascara addicts out there.  If you have not tried the Urban Decay Perversion Bigger. Blacker. Badder Mascara then you have not yet experienced a TRUE volumizing mascara that makes even teeniest and tiniest lashes look UNBELIEVABLE. It's like mascara on steroids , seriously!  

So, if BeautyBox 5 sounds like something that you would love to start to receiving in the mail then please check them out at BeautyBox5 and let me know what you think.  Till then!  B.