Friday, April 4, 2008

Cool Site of the Week: Fat Girl Slim

Ok so this week's CSOTW is not really a "site" per se - its a product. But because I love it so I had to shout its praises.

For those of us (mostly ladies - sorry guys) who have a little "hail damage" around the thighs, knees or back (don't make me say it - ok ok cellulite) this is a lifesaver. Normally I don't buy into any "quick fix" creams, I am a major cynic, but I was watching Good Morning America the other day and they had four women who had agreed to be guinea pigs for a number of anti-cellulite creams ranging in price from $29 to $250 a container. The only lady who felt hers really worked was the $29 cream. You guessed it - it was Fat Girl Slim by Bliss Spas (great name huh!). So off I ran to my nearest Sephora and picked some up.

For the past four weeks I have slathered this on my "second bum" (that area below my 'cheeks') twice a day, rubbing it in for 20-30 seconds per the directions. Let me just say that I can honestly and genuinely say I have seen a notable change. Now before you get too heady with joy let me point out that I do not look like Heidi Klum - its not magic - it does not melt away inches or pounds. But, what I can tell you is that the skin is much more toned and firm with no evil dimples in sight. I can even grab my leg and squoosh ... and no dents. No joke. I never thought I'd see that again short of lipo (which I actually considered for a fleeting moment once). And for those of you who are thinking what I would be thinking if I read this somewhere - no I have not been working out, doing pilates, or doing anything else (other than using this cream) that would affect the tone of my thighs.

So ladies in the name of Summer, if you want a little dent repair and can stick to the regimen of applying morning and night for 4 weeks, go get you some love in a tub....

Monday, March 31, 2008

Pay It Forward

I know we've all seen the movie and get the concept... but something so fascinating just never really caught on the way that (I believe) it should have. Then today I was perusing a blog I check often and there it was! I decided I would participate.

Here is the deal... the first 5 people to post a comment here will get a gift from me, to them. If I don't know you personally just post an email address where I can reach you or note in your post you don't have a "junk mail" address and I will post mine in the comments for you to use (so I can get your address to mail you your gift). Now, these will not be mega fantabulous Wheel of Fortune type gifts here peeps. In fact, I have no idea just yet what they will be. But I promise I will send something non-crappy within 2 months of your comment.

The blog I read is doing the same thing (except that blogmaster is major cool crafty and is sending a homemade gift as is the blog she is PIF for/from.... I am not major cool crafty so ya'll gots to be ok with storebought goodies.... ummmmkay?)

You dont have to have a blog to play, but it helps. If you don't have a blog please promise to send an email to a buncha friends doing the same thing (i.e. the first # to respond get a gift from you). I can't force anyone to abide by this of course, but karma can! :)

To comment, just click on the "# comments" link at the end of the post!

That's it kiddos. Now the tricky part will be seeing if I have 5 readers!!! ;) So post away and bask in the happy karma to come!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Cool Site of the Week: No Miss Nailpolish

[note - yes this is supposed to be my weekly Friday column. Its Sunday. I'm sure you can manage to pick up the pieces of your shattered life]

Once you have kids your outlook on going "green" can change considerably. From trying to find non-harmful cleaners to buying a Hybrid to do your part at keeping the Earth habitable for a while, we all do what we can.

I was watching an interview with (yes I'll admit it) Justin Timberlake the other day and he said something that struck me... even if you are not comfortable going totally eco-crazy, do what you can. Take little steps. If you need an SUV for family or capacity, use LED light bulbs. If you commute a long distance, sort your recyclables. Not everyone has to be Ed Begley, Jr.

On top of that, its always scary to look at common everyday items and see the list of "ingredients" - most of which a chemist can't even pronounce. Ladies check out your makeup sometime... yikes. And that's going in our bodies.

Soooo when the all important, life altering, much acclaimed time came for me to paint Cora's toenails, what was a mom to do? I couldn't use all the formaldehyde ridden polish you get at Walgreen's. Luckily a friend sent me to No Miss and the crisis was averted. They make eco and body friendly polishes out of all natural ingredients.

The good news - they come in about 5million colors. (And for you trend addicts, they have a GREAT forest green metallic that will rock your summer - NARS wants to make the best shade of the season a limited edition? Who needs em!) The better news - they coat beautifully, have a wonderful sheen and last for DAYS! Trust me - I am now the owner of 7 different shades. And at about $6.50 a bottle you can afford to stock up.

So check it out and get your green on (most literally fashionistas!) (click on Add to Cart to get to a menu where you can view all the colors)