So the past couple days I’ve seen articles talking about if we shower too much as an American society…
Not gonna lie- I didn’t like the idea of someone telling me that I shower too much. I like being clean ok? Especially after a good sweaty workout! Plus that shower in the morning is the #1 way I wake up…with coffee or tea coming in at a close #2.
Most importantly…body odor stinks.
So I did some light research, and I’m glad that the Today show cleared up some of the initial statements about showering. You can check out the full article HERE, but here are some helpful tips help your skin out but not have to completely alter your bathroom routine.
It’s not so much how often you bathe, but HOW you bathe that matters! We tend to do clean EVERYTHING every time we jump in the shower, but dermatologists recommend revising your shower “to-do” list. We’ve already heard that you aren’t supposed to wash your hair every time your in the shower (especially long hair), same goes for your body. Save the “whole body sudsing” for every other day (or every couple days even) and daily focus on the areas of your body that need it. Ex. places that stink first, like armpits and feet, and also areas that a bathing suit would cover.
Your skin knows what it’s doing. It naturally produces oil that not only helps keep your skin hydrated, but contains good bacteria to keep away infection. So over-washing can actually make your skin more prone to letting those infections into your body…ew.
Time and Temp Dermatologists say that if you keep the shower short and use lukewarm water instead of hot water that helps your skin from drying out…especially in these cold winter months.
Are bath’s your thing? Soak and Smear! If a soak is more your style, make sure you keep the time down to 10 or 15 minutes, and then as soon as you are out apply lotion/moisturizer.
Remember little angels and senior saints don’t need to shower as often. Your child’s skin is more delicate and elderly skin is naturally drier.
Hopefully these little tips and tricks can help revamp your routine and you won’t have dry winter skin as bad this year!
Time is running out y’all… got your Christmas shopping done yet?
Don’t worry, mine isn’t done either. Especially after seeing this list of sweet gift ideas! Thank you crowdsocial.com and my friend Lindsey for sharing on Facebook!
Here are some of my favorites, but you can see the full list HERE.
For the Apartment Dweller in your life: Balcony Grill!
I bet these would even fit on those super tiny balconies at The Cole!
For the Biking enthusiast: Bike Tire Lights!
I think I would bike more often at night too if I had these on my wheels…
Anyone who enjoys the physical fitness: Storage Water Bottle
For the Literary Genius who refuses to get an e-reader: Transparent Book Weight
Why didn’t I think of this?!?
For the one who has great ideas at the most in-opportune times: Aqua Notepad!
Plan your day while getting squeaky clean! Multi-tasking at it’s finest.
And finally…For the coffee lover: Floating Mug!
This is just fun
Sure, there will be plenty of Christmas ads that will pull on our heartstrings as we continue the Holiday season…
I’m glad this is the first one of the year…it’s wonderful. Check it out!
And it is wonderful.
Check out her performance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon…
So if you haven’t seen it yet…make sure you check out the TODAY show’s Halloween costume reveal.
In honor of the 40 year anniversary of SNL, everyone dressed up as iconic SNL characters.
Tamron Hall and Willie Geist as the Spartan Cheerleaders (my favorite couples costume EVER!)
Natalie Morales as the ever wonderful Mary Katherine Gallagher (my favorite SNL character of all time!)
Hoda and Kathy Lee as Wayne and Garth (way to commit ladies!)
Al Roker and Lester Holt as the Blues Brothers (hasn’t Al been this character before recently?)
Matt Lauer as “Pat” (bahahahaha!)
and last but certainly not least…. Jenna Bush-Hagar, Savannah Guthrie, and Meredith Viera as the Mom Jeans models!
Great job everyone!
I do wonder though…what about Carson Daly? He would have made a fantastic Mango :).
Happy Halloween everyone!
True story time…. growing up, I was OBSESSED with Rainbow Brite.
I’m pretty sure she’s the reason I:
a) am obsessed with color in all aspects of my life, and
b) had the thickest bangs in the world for all of my childhood and most of my adolescence.
Kindergarten me at Halloween….dem bangs!!!!
I had the dolls, the sprites, Rainbow Brite baby, the horse…even my bedspread and sheets were Rainbow Brite! She was my Elsa growing up.
So needless to say…I am super excited to find this article that Rainbow Brite is coming back! They will be featured on Feeln…which is a movie/tv subscription site similar to hulu or netflix.
Check out the trailer!
I’m not as excited about her new look, but I understand they are trying to appeal to a young audience…
So what childhood cartoon would you like to see revamped and brought back? Let us know!
Adorable. The End.
This warmed my heart this morning like a good cup of tea does on a cool fall day.
Meet Iris. She is an artist…and a reeaalllyy great one! (Seriously…can I paint with her one day?)
She is also diagnosed with autism.
and this is Thula….her therapy cat.
You hear about therapy dogs a lot, but not therapy cats.
I just love everything about this. Check out more of her story and pictures HERE.
Don’t get paranoid…get PURR-anoid!
It’s The Litter Box Kitty Rescues first ever PURRANOIA Halloween Spectacular! Happening October 17th at the Dancin’ DJ’s Event room in FairOaks Mall!
The family fun starts at 7 pm with a pulled pork dinner, trick-or-treating, music, dancing and a costume contest for the kids. Then at 9 pm the cash bar opens for adults.
Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for children.
All proceeds benefit The Litter Box Kitty Rescue, Inc.
Check out even more details at their Facebook event page.
I think Groupon just developed my new favorite App!
And no…I don’t mean cheese sticks or fried pickles….but if anyone wants to send one of those my way I will not mind! (extra points for Reuben Eggrolls from Jordy McTaggarts!)
So Groupon announced today that they have a new App called Snap!
It’s a cash back program for Groceries. Because Ain’t nobody got time to clip coupons.
Here’s how it works…download the app, check out some of the offers they have. Then go grocery shopping. Once you are done, take a picture of your receipt and send it to your Snap App, and if you purchased any of the “deals” they have going on, they will give you that cash back! They put it in your account and after you’ve acquired at least $20 worth you can request a check!
The deals aren’t that bad either…I was sold when milk was the first deal. I’m pretty sure I can make it to the $20 mark quickly on milk alone…seriously.
You can find out more about Snap HERE.
I’m excited to try this out! Hopefully you are too. Apparently there are already some apps like this that exist…do you already use an app like this? What is it and do you like it?
Happy Grocery shopping!
Did you know Jim Gaffigan was an Indy Colt? I didn’t either… see his journey below!