Category: Beauty

8 Leather Baby Bags For The Stylish Mom

Expectant moms are sure to be surfing around looking for the perfect diaper bag, after all it is the number one necessity for moms on the go. While diaper bags needs to serve a utilitarian purpose they don’t have to look like it and most of all mom’s don’t have to sacrifice their favorite leather bag in the name of baby goods. Check out these stylish leather baby bags for some inspiration.

They are some of the best brands that you can find in the market which can carry many baby booties at the same time. Expecting mothers can always try it out in the nearest department store in their vicinity in order to get the first hands experience of motherhood in the initial stages of pregnancy and given below are some luxurytastic replicas reviews that can help them out in choosing better.

The Luxe Leather Diaper Bag by Fluerville comes in three different colors including pink, aqua and the old tried and true black. The bag is made of water-proofed pebble grain leather and also sports a fully water-proof interior. The bag has removable insulated bottle holders and also comes with a removable wipes holder and cloth. Because all the baby-related items are removable this bag does double duty as an everyday pursue. For double the use it might be worth it’s $375.00 price tag.

The Nest Whipstitch Leather Diaper Bag is another pick that turns a diaper bag into both a perfect carry-all as well as an everyday bag. The all leather bag has beautiful metal detailing that adds a bit of flair to the mommy must-have. The bottom of the bag holds changing necessities in a separate zipper compartment and metal feet keep the bag upright when you need it the most. The bag retails for $325.00 at most upscale baby boutiques.

If a stylish tote is more your speed the Grommet Diaper bag again by Nest might be just what you are looking for. The bag is made of pebbled leather and has a charming grommet detail on the top. The silk scarf that is laced through the grommets is just an added bonus and you can switch it up and make the bag completely different since it’s removable. The bag features a key chain holder, 2 exterior pockets to keep sensitive electronics separate from baby-fear, 2 bottle holders and two divided pockets to store supplies. The bag comes in a plethora of colors for $285.00 and it is available through Rosenberry Rooms

While having a child is a great experience not all the gear needs to look like it’s geared towards the baby. Tim and Leslie has the Femme Chic Bebe Diaper Bag for moms who are not ready to give up their styling ways. The bag is made of quilted leather and looks nothing like a diaper bag, except for it’s cool “mom-friendly” features. The bag comes with all the expected baby needs and compartments but also features a great toy clip and stroller clips to keep your bag off your shoulder while parading around with the kid in tow. The bag retails for around $350. The bag can be found at upscale baby boutiques.

For a super daring mom Patent might be just the thing to do the style trick. Cynthia Rowley offers up a Patent Diaper bag that is presented with just enough pizazz to really work. The bag comes wit ha personal notebook blotter, six, count them six, interior pockets, six exterior pockets and coordinating zippered pouches. The bag is available through eBags in three colors and retails for $250.

The Baby Kaed Jaipur bag is a great leather diaper bag that comes in tons of colors including a fun tangerine and awesome aqua. The bag includes a changing pad, leather cosmetics case, pacifier purse and a drawstring bag. The shoulder straps adjust to clip onto a stroller as well which is a great little feature. The bag retails for $280.

For something a bit more budget-friendly Baby Kaed offers up the Shanti. The Shanti is a faux leather diaper bag incorporates all of today’s latest fashion with versatility to fit a mom’s lifestyle. The bag has 2 large pockets, 5 interior pockets and 2 side pockets. It also includes a mesh bag, pacifier pouch and key clip. The bag can be found online and retails for around $120.

The Debbie Rott Brian Messanger bag is a another great take on the leather diaper bag. The bag offers up all the interior space you could wish for an incorporates the needs of every mom out there. It comes in an awesome distressed brown that is sure to be a hit. The bag is good for work and for kid-related activities. It retails for $180 at eBags.

Symptoms And Treatment Of Botulism And Safety Issues Surrounding Botox

Botulism has quietly (all too quietly) made news several times in the past month. The FDA issued alerts about recalls of canned beans, black-eyed peas, and asparagus from the New Era Canning Company. Soon after that, another botulism-related alert was issued. This time the FDA warned about possible adverse reactions to Botox and Botox cosmetic and Myobloc. Injections of the Botulinum toxin for cosmetic purposes and/or for therapeutic purposes have, again, been implicated in botulism-related deaths and illness. Though rare, Botulism is a very serious illness and one I believe is, perhaps, not well understood by the general public. Here I will explain some things everyone should know about Botulism. I will also discuss safety issues surrounding Botox injections.

Botulism is the name of an illness caused by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Clostridium botulinum spores are neurotoxins and cause paralysis of the affected areas. When the toxins spread to the the respiratory system, the result is respiratory failure. The illness, as you’ve probably guessed, is fatal if left untreated.

Symptoms of Botulism

According to the CDC, initial symptoms of Botulism include:

Double vision, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, and muscle weakness. In the food-borne version, symptoms usually appear within a day or two of consuming the contaminated food.

The forms and causes of botulism

There are three kinds of Botulism:

Wound Botulism occurs when the bacteria enter a wound site and produce toxins.

Food-Borne Botulism occurs when contaminated food is consumed. Contamination is most common in improperly canned vegetables.

Infant Botulism

You might be surprised to learn that among these three, Infant Botulism is the most common. Infant Botulism occurs when C- Botulinum spores proliferate in the digestive tract. This kind of botulism is typically caused by a baby ingesting dust or honey that has been contaminated with the bacteria. The infant’s digestive system is not able to remove the bacteria quickly enough and the bacteria soon produce the toxins. The disease is rare and most infants survive with treatment. Signs include constipation, muscle weakness, a weak cry and breathing problems. To read more about Infant Botulism, please visit the link I’ve included with this article in the resources section.

Treatment for Botulism

Treatment does exist but afflicted persons need to receive it as soon as possible. Botulism victims are given an anti-toxin (except in cases of infant botulism) and, if necessary, are put on a respirator to assist breathing. Medical care may be needed for several weeks to several years, in some cases.

About Botox, Botox Cosmetic, and Myobloc

Botox® is a name for injectable botulinum toxin type A and is approved for treatment of some kinds of muscle spasms. Removal of the nasal tip with botox will be effective without any surgery. Different kinds of muscles will be treated through the botox in the nose of the person.

Botox® Cosmetic also uses botulinum toxin type A. These injections are used for anti-wrinkle cosmetic purposes.

Myobloc™ uses botulinum toxin Type B and is approved for therapeutic use of a nerve disorder in the neck called cervical dystonia as well as cosmetic anti-wrinkle purposes.

The most serious adverse reactions related to Botox were found in cases where botulism toxins were inappropriately used for young cerebral palsy victims. The FDA does not recommend Botox injections for children under twelve.

Other cases off adverse reactions have been indicated in those receiving Botox injections for cosmetic purposes. What happened in all cases is the neurotoxins spread past the injection site to other areas of the body.

Although Botulism is rare, I am concerned that the general public remains largely uninformed about recalls and safety issues regarding our food supply. This illness is such a serious one that I feel it warrants much more attention. Also, the recent notification about Botox highlights the importance of developing stricter regulations regarding the use of C-Botulinum in any setting. Some fatal cases a few years ago were linked to cosmetic surgeons/assistants who used botulinum injections that contained very high concentrations of the neurotoxin. That clinic staff even had unregulated access to such large concentrated amounts of this neurotoxin should be alarming (the link to that story is available below).

The therapeutic uses for Botox are undisputed. However, due to the toxin’s serious nature and very real potential for overdose and misuse (accidental or intentional) stricter regulatory measures need to be addressed and put into place.

Checking the Review of the Perricone Face Lift Kit

Is it possible to get the look of a face lift without the surgery? Perricone Face Lift Kit is definitely an alternative to traditional surgery. The popular line of products is based on research done by Dr. Perricone that shows a connection between aging and inflammation. The Perricone Face Lift Kit is a three part program formulated to treat and minimize the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin, and to renew skin with a dull aged look.

According to Dr. Perricone and the research that supports his cutting edge products, inflammation is one of the main causes of aging. The three part Perricone Face Lift Kit is a combination of steps that are specifically formulated to light the skins appearance while minimizing sun damage and fine lines and wrinkles. It is also formulated to approach internal and external issues that are precipitators to aging. Additionally the Perricone Face Lift Kit is formulated to make the user look younger and healthier. In the process the user is educated on why aging occurs and how to prevent it.

The Perricone Face Lift Kit includes a variety of products, each representing a step in anti-aging, while working together to provide the best anti-aging system. A 2-ounce size of Amine Complex Face Lift is included in the kit. Formulated to lift the skin and provide visible results, the Amine Complex Face Lift contains DMAE and Phospholipids. There are also 60 caplets of DMAE Dietary Supplement which is formulated to not only enhance the contour of the face but also to improve problem solving, memory and focus. As with most of his products in the Perricone Face Lift Kit, Dr. Perricone include his Prescription Recipe Book which is a collection of recipes formulated to fight aging internally and externally and showing results within three days. The Perricone Face Lift Kit also includes the Wrinkle Cure DVD in which the questions and answers regard aging and anti-aging are addressed. Finally the kit includes a packet sample of Dr. Perricone’s Evening Facial Emollient formulated to promote a renewed look.

The ingredients from which the products are made that make up the Perricone Face Lift Kit include Glycolic Acid, Camellia Oleifera, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Yeast Polysaccharides, Vitamin C Ester, alpha, gamma and delta tocotrienols and much more.

Investing in one health and overall appearance is an excellent investment. The Perricone Face Lift Kit is definitely a great way to get on track to more youthful skin and a brighter appearance. Available at most high end retailers such as Nordstrom’s, Sephora and Ulta, the retail price is $100 for the complete Perricone Face Lift Kit. Welcome to Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center that will provide facelift services to the clients. A contact can be made to the previous visitors of the center for more information. 

6 Tips for Sexy, Brilliant Hair

Sumptuous, glistening hair doesn’t just appear; you’ve got to work for it! Let’s face it; the continuous use of heated hair appliances and constant brushing can leave your coiffure looking dry and brittle. No matter what your hair length or texture, you can have sexy, brilliant hair. Use these six steps to grow beautiful hair that he’ll love getting his hands in. Don’t expect gorgeous hair overnight–it may take a few days or weeks to see the shiny results you covet.

Soothe tired hair with a hot oil treatment once a week. You may already use a daily conditioner but some of these products don’t contain much more than wax and fragrance. You need to supply hair with beneficial oils to keep the strands of the hair strong and shiny. Once a week, pop a tube of hair oil in a cup of hot water and let it heat up. Apply hair oil to the tips and middle portions of your hair. Allow the oil to rest for 15 to 30 minutes then rinse it with a gentle shampoo. You’ll get healthy, brilliant hair in just a few weeks. But if you have some unwanted hair growth, you may opt to consider a laser hair removal treatment. Generally, laser hair remover is your safe grail.

Master your brush work. A lot of hair damage occurs when we unknowingly tear our hair while brushing. Not all the hair that ends up in your brush is a result of natural fall out! Don’t brush your hair when it is wet. Use your fingers to detangle longer hair and save the brushing until it is dry. While it is wet, hair is very flexible and susceptible to tearing. Also, use the right kind of hair brush. Cheap plastic vent brushes aren’t good choices. Spring for a bristle brush with many thick bristles.

Go thermal! I know, we’ve been taught that heat and hair make a bad combination and sometimes it does. However, thermal hair products like shampoos and conditioners can provide benefits long after the last rinse. Swap out your hum-drum hair products for heat-activated shampoos and conditioners. This way, when you do blow dry, you’ll be releasing good oils and ingredients into the hair shafts.

Become a hair whisperer! We don’t all have the same hair. Know what kind of hair you have and buy products that suit your hair type. For example, if you have thin, flat hair, you shouldn’t weigh the hair down with a daily dose of leave-in conditioner. If you aren’t sure what type of hair you have, ask your hair stylist for their diagnosis. This will help you choose the products that are right for you.

Finish with a cold rinse. Want to know a secret of top hair stylists? Finish the hair shampooing process with a cold rinse. A cool rinse of the hair adds loads of luster to your tresses. It’s a simple step that makes hair look irresistible to touch.

Try tinted shampoos for added depth. This isn’t your mother’s box hair color! Try a tinted shampoo that temporarily adds various hues of color to your hair. If you don’t like the added color, you don’t have to keep it long, it rinses out!

Eat Mini-Meals To Lose Weight

The standard American diet consists of three big meals each day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But many fitness and health experts agree that these three big meals – plus whatever snacks we might also eat – may be contributing to our expanding waistlines.

In fact, lean fitness pros have a secret diet strategy that helps them stay slim and trim. Rather than eating three big meals each day, they eat five or six mini-meals!

The concept is not new. In fact, it’s very common among fitness enthusiasts. Bill Phillips uses it in his popular Body for Life program, and David Kirsch recommends it for his Ultimate New York Body Plan. You can take a look at this diet plan on and thereby implement that in your lifestyle easily. Here are some of the ways how this diet plan is going to help you in losing weight.

  • Your metabolism stays revved. Your body is like a furnace. And if you want it to burn fat, you need to keep it fueled. Feeding the fire often with small meals will help keep your metabolism burning.
  • You’re less hungry. If you want to eat five or six small meals each day, you’ll probably be eating every two to three hours. And when you eat that frequently, you don’t have time to get hungry! That means you never “binge” because you’re famished.
  • You don’t overeat. Since you’re only eating small meals, you’ll portion your food out before you sit down to eat. That means you won’t have a huge, heaping plate of food on the table, and you won’t overeat!

If you’d like to incorporate mini-meals into your diet plan, try some of these tips to ensure that it works for you:

Eat the right mix: A plain baked potato is not a mini-meal. You need a mix of protein, carbs, and fat in every meal, even if the meal is small. The right mix depends on your own personal needs, health goals and exercise habits.

Know what a mini-meal looks like: Portion sizes are relative. But by the time you finish eating a mini-meal, you should feel satisfied without feeling full. If you can feel the food sloshing around in your stomach, you may have eaten too much. Again, this is all relative and based on individual needs. You may need to experiment to find what works for you.

Eat snacks if necessary: If your schedule doesn’t permit five or six mini-meals each day, try serving up smaller portions at your regular three meals, and then adding in a few small snacks during the day. You’ll still get a lot of the benefits of a mini-meal, but small snacks are often easier – and quicker – to eat.

Many dieters find that making a switch to five or six daily mini-meals helps jumpstart their weight loss. They find this way of eating leads to more energy, too. Give it a try and see if it works for you – and your waistline!

Is a Razor Cut Right For You? – Essential Things To Know!!

Using a razor to cut the hair is a technique which has been used for decades. The popularity of the razor cut comes and goes, depending on style trends. Razor-cutting gained popularity in the 1970s in response to the ultra-blunt and geometrical styles popularized by Vidal Sassoon in the 1960s. Razor-cutting once again became trendy in the 1990s and remains so to this day, although current trends are once again leaning toward the blunt and geometrical Sassoon-style cuts.

Does this mean that razor cuts are no longer stylish or trendy? Not exactly. In today’s fashion-saturated world, there is room enough for all kinds of haircutting techniques, from blunt scissor cuts to highly-textured razor cuts. The reason for this is because not everyone has the natural hair texture and thickness for a severe blunt cut. Razor cuts will always be a popular choice for those with medium-fine to medium hair types.

While many women have contemplated getting a razor cut, there are some general rules which influence the type of haircutting technique used by a stylist. Here are some of the “rules of thumb” I use in the salon in order to decide whether or not a razor cut is right for my client.

  1. Razor cuts are not ideal for those with curly hair. Curly hair tends to look unhealthy and damaged when cut buy a razor, since the razor cuts each hair at an angle instead of straight across. If you were to look through a microscope at hair cut by a razor, you will notice that the ends of the hair are angled, since the hair is cut on a bias.  The benefits of the nassrasierer test will be more as compared to the dry razor. The reviews and ratings should be checked before purchasing of the product. The ends of hair cut by scissors, on the other hand, would look blunt.
  2. Razor cuts are not ideal for those with super-fine hair. While razor-cutting can be used to add volume to certain hair types, it will only make super-fine hair appear stringy at the ends.
  3. The ideal candidate for a razor cut would be someone with medium hair density, or hair that is not too fine or not too thick. The ideal candidate would also have a very slight amount of natural wave to the hair, so that the hair can be easily straightened or curled with an iron or styled with a blowdryer.
  4. Is the client okay with a certain degree of un-evenness? A razor cut is supposed to be highly-textured and, to a certain degree, imprecise. I would be quite wealthy if I had a dollar for every time I’ve seen a stylist give a terrific razor cut to a client, only to have a client say “My hair looks uneven”. Guess what? It’s a razor cut. Every hair on the hair is not supposed to look even after a razor cut. If you want every hair on your head cut to exactly the same length, get a scissor cut.
  5. Is the client okay with regular maintenance? Razor cuts will need to be trimmed more often than scissor cuts. Since razor-cut hair is angled and tapered at the ends, the ends will be weaker and therefore more susceptible to damage. After six weeks, most razor cuts will look ratty and scraggly at the ends. Generally, razor cuts should last between 4-6 weeks, while scissor cuts should last between 6 and 8 weeks. In other words, if you’re the type of client who only likes to go to the salon two or three times a year, a razor cut is not for you.

These are the five basic things I take into account when performing a consultation with a client interested in a razor cut. If you are able to ask yourself these same questions, then you will be able to decide whether or not a razor cut is right for you.