‘Kate Middleton recommended it’: How Michelle Obama stays youthful with a £43 ‘organic Botox’ gel thanks to a tip from the Duchess


She’s spent eight years navigating the tricky waters of the White House and supporting
arguably the most powerful man in the world, yet Michelle Obama doesn’t look to have aged a day.

Now the secret behind the 52-year-old’s youthful look has been revealed, and her fresh face is apparently thanks to a tip from the Duchess of Cambridge.

The First Lady’s make-up artist Carl Ray says that Kate recommended £43 ($54) Biotulin Supreme Skin Gel to Michelle – a non-injectable ‘organic Botox’. www.biotulin.com

[caption id="attachment_13156" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Kate shows off her youthful glow at the premiere of a Streetcat Named Bob in London. The Duchess has reportedly been sharing her skincare secrets with Michelle Obama.[/caption]

‘Michelle Obama has been using this organic Botox gel regularly on the recommendation of Kate Middleton,’ Carl told Celebrities Style, adding that it is ‘unbelievable’ for erasing wrinkles. The gel contains a natural local anesthetic extracted from the plant Acmella oleracea, which promises to reduce muscle contractions and relax the facial features around the eyes and between the eyebrows. This promises to reduce fine lines and make the skin noticeably smoother. It also contains extracts of Imperata cylindrica, a hardy grass that grows in South America’s desert regions, which gives an intense moisturising effect.

[caption id="attachment_13157" align="aligncenter" width="234"] Kate and Michelle first met at a reception at Buckingham Palace in May 2011.[/caption]

The third key element is skin-plumping Hyaluronic acid to restore fullness to the face. Biotulin claims to provide visible results in 60 minutes that last up to 24 hours. Carl has previously revealed that Michelle likes to keep her skincare regime simple and natural, relying on exercise, plenty of water, a good diet and sleep to keep her glowing.

‘It’s really pretty basic. I wash my face with a good cleanser, and I use a moisturizer with an SPF,’ she told Prevention. ‘Every now and then I’ll go to a dermatologist for microderm or a facial, but I don’t have time to do that all the time.’

[caption id="attachment_13158" align="aligncenter" width="351"] The pair had the chance to catch up again when the Cambridges hosted the Obamas for dinner at Kensington Palace in April this year.[/caption]

And the First Lady herself confirmed in an interview that she doesn’t go in for a complicated regime. The Duchess is also a fan of natural skincare and is reportedly a convert to Beuti Skincare’s Beauty Sleep Elixir, which contains 14 plant-based oils that neutralise the enzymes that inflame and damage the skin.

It’s not known for certain when Kate passed on her skincare secret to Michelle, but the pair were first introduced at a reception at Buckingham Palace in 2011, shortly after the royal wedding.And they had the chance to catch up again when the Cambridges hosted the Obamas for a private dinner at Kensington Palace in April this year. More Information: www.biotulin.com

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February 21, 2017 – 11:48 AM - | Posted in beauty | No Comments »

Round Up Your Devices and Power Them Up With Accell Powramid Air Power Center


Let’s face it, we all have a huge collection of electronics. Most of them need to be recharged or plugged in, and the outlets in some of our homes just isn’t enough. Especially our tech savvy family, we live in an older home and the amount of outlets just can’t keep up with the amount of power we need! We’re always using power strips, but those strips are so ugly, unappealing and stick out like a sore thumb.

The Accell Powramid Air Power Center and USB Charging station changes all of our problems. It’s kind of cool looking, not your typical power strip at all. It’s a disc-like shape with a little glow added to it, making this round power center something unique and almost nice to look at in your space.

The Accell Powramid Air Power Center and USB Charging Station has 6 outlets. The difference between this and a normal power strip isn’t only the shape, but being that it’s round, you can use all six outlets no matter what size or shape the adapter is, no more covered ports because of a charger, they all fit and they can all be used! The Accell Powramid Air Power Center and USB charging station is also good for group / office settings as it can be placed allowing everyone access to an outlet.

Besides the power outlets, you are also able to use USB charging ports. There are two available and feature smart chips which will provide a combined 2.4A of fast charging. It’s not just lip service. Plugging my phone in and it was fully charged in a matter of an hour. Any device that can use a USB charger can be charged on the Accell Powramid Air Power Center.

The Accell Powramid Air Power Center also comes with safety features such as surge protection, as well as a blue surge protection indicator light, 15 amp circuit breaker, and a product warranty.

We keep our Powramid Air Power Center used at all times, it’s been a blessing to our home and we were able to get rid of the ugly flat power strips we normally used, it also saved space with its round flat design.

You can purchase the Accell Powramid Air Power Center and USB charging station on Amazon.com or check out Accell’s website and connect with them on Facebook and Twitter to see more products and news.

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February 20, 2017 – 1:01 PM - | Posted in Reviews | No Comments »

Light Up The Night With 3DLightFX


My kids always have their lights on!! Finding a nightlight that’s going to give them enough light to read or whatnot isn’t an easy find, plus, we live in an older home, so outlets aren’t readily available close to their bed where they would need them. That’s why I was excited to give my daughter a 3DLightFX Batman Emblem nightlight!

 

My daughter isn’t the typical girly girl, she likes anime, she likes comics and she loves drawing, so when I saw the Batman Emblem (her favorite superhero) I knew it was a go.

First of all, the light is battery operated, no outlet needed you can attach it right to the wall close to their bed. Love! You can screw it in, but we opted to use velcro command strips so we could easily get it off and on the wall when we needed to replace batteries. It does come with a sticker that makes it look like the emblem is cracking out of the wall, however, it wouldn’t stick on my daughters wall for whatever reason, so she’s using the light without it.

The light is soft enough not to disrupt sleep, but also bright enough that she can use it to see when she needs to. There are lots of other characters and emblems you can choose from with 3DLightFX, there’s one for just about anyone. From Characters, to Sports you’ll find something your child, or maybe even yourself would enjoy.

You can find 3DLightFX products at Target stores and Target.com. You can also find 3DLightFX on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and of course their website 3dlightfx.com.

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February 15, 2017 – 12:30 PM - | Posted in Reviews | No Comments »

Baked Acorn Squash with Pistachios, Pears and Fresh Herbs – Recipe


Reaffirm your healthy eating, with the New Year well under way, many of us have abandoned our healthy eating resolutions for the year. With this simple recipe, it will be easy to reaffirm your wellness goals for 2017. Packed with pistachios, this comfort food will fill you up without weighing you down. Not only is this a great dinner idea, it’s also a healthy lunch option for the next day!

Baked Acorn Squash with Pistachios, Pears and Fresh Herbs
Serves 4-6

Ingredients:
2 acorn squash
2 teaspoons neutral tasting oil
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper

Filling Ingredients:
2/3 cup Setton Farms Dry Roasted and Salted Pistachio Kernels, roughly chopped, plus more finely chopped for topping
1 fresh red D’Anjou pear
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons maple syrup
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
2 sprigs fresh rosemary, finely chopped
8-10 leaves fresh mint, finely chopped
3-4 sprigs fresh thyme, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper

Directions:
Pre-heat oven to 400°.

Slice acorn squash in half vertically, and hollow out seeds. Rub with oil and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Place cut side down on walled baking sheet. Roast about 30-35 minutes, or until soft.

To create filling, finely dice pears and add to mixing bowl. Add roughly chopped Setton Farms Dry Roasted and Salted Pistachio Kernels, olive oil, maple syrup, vinegar, rosemary, mint, thyme, sea salt and pepper. Fold to incorporate.

Scoop filling mixture into each squash half, creating mound of filling in center. Sprinkle with additional finely chopped pistachios.

Place under broiler for about 3 minutes, until golden. Serve warm.

About Spork Foods
L.A.-based sisters and celebrity chefs, Heather Bell and Jenny Engel of Spork Foods are vegan chefs that own a Los Angeles-based gourmet cooking school. The culinary duo are also cookbook authors and work with some of Hollywood’s elite including Emily and Zooey Deschanel, Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Kristin Bauer van Straten, and Alicia Silverstone.

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February 15, 2017 – 11:57 AM - | Posted in recipes | No Comments »

Nina The Neighborhood Ninja


Finding good stories and role models for our little girls isn’t always the easiest things to do in today’s world, that’s why when books like Nina, The Neighborhood Ninja are brought to my attention, I like to highlight them.

This picture book for ages 3+ written by Sonia Panigrahy and Illustrated by Hazel Quintanilla provides an empowering message for both young girls and boys alike. Nina is a girl who likes to complete rescue missions and uses both her brains and brawn to do so. She climbs trees and gets dirty just like the little boys and pretends to be an everyday superhero. Nina protects her neighborhood and those in need within it, with her sidekick a cute, dependable firefly. She shows readers how to be smart, strong and speedy. Nina allows girls to recognize they have this within themselves and can be superheroes too!

The illustrations are bright and cute, and each one tells the story perfectly along with language that makes this book easily accepted by those children 3+. You can find Nina The Neighborhood Ninja on Amazon.com in Hardcover, Softcover and Kindle.

About Author Sonia Panigrahy….

Author Sonia Panigrahy is a public health professional, world traveler, adventure seeker, and fitness enthusiast. She believes that life is too short to be bored! Nina the Neighborhood Ninja was created out of Sonia’s lifelong love of reading. As her family and friends begin to have children, she looked forward to sharing this love with them. She believes that books are a powerful way to empower impressionable young minds. Sonia was surprised that she could not find books for girls ages 3-6 years that realistically identified females as intelligent, physically tough, brave, and adventurous. She was disappointed that girls continue to be excluded from the heart of the superhero story. After unsuccessful attempts to find a young girl superhero protagonist on the pages of a book, especially one of color, she gave up. Then she created her own.

Follow Sonia on this Facebook Author Page and on Instagram.

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February 15, 2017 – 11:15 AM - | Posted in books, Reviews | No Comments »
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