Banish blemishes for good with Adovia Sulfur Soap!

Adovia Natural Sulfur Soap for treament of acne and blemishesIf you could simply wash away skin eruptions, blemishes, and clogged pores, you would, right? Using Adovia Sulfur Soap isn’t quite that easy, but simply washing your twice a day with this new sulfur soap will make a huge difference!

Sulfur has been recognized as an effective method to treat acne and other skin inflammations for thousands of years. Sulfur not only helps reduce oiliness, but also prevents pore blockages from forming in the first place.

So, why does sulfur work so well?

According to author and expert Ben Holber in the recent article How Does Sulfur Treat Acne, “Sulfur is what’s known as a keratolytic. When applied, a keratolytic dries the skin and makes for a thinner epidermis …a pimple occurs when your pore is blocked, trapping oil and bacteria within. Sulfur helps the skin shed quicker, thus unclogging the pore and healing the acne.”

In addition to its skin drying properties and the ability to create a thinner epidermis, sulfur also has antimicrobial and anti-fungal qualities, important in the treatment of acne and blemishes.

Holber says, “This means the sulfur can kill the acne-causing bacteria that is trapped within your pore. Basically, the sulfur helps open the pore and then helps minimize the bacteria inside.”

Sulfur isn’t the only active ingredient Adovia’s Sulfur Soap. In addition to a 3% sulfur content, the soap also contains Olive Oil and Aloe Vera extract to ensure that skin stays soft, supple, and moisture levels stay balanced.

But, the most important ingredients are the unique minerals harvested from the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea has been renowned since ancient Roman times for its health and beauty enhancing properties. In fact, the remains of Roman spas nearby are clear evidence that the Dead Sea has long been revered for its therapeutic and beauty-enhancing benefits.

Adovia Sulfur Soap is available at Amazon. Retail $10.

For other amazing Adovia Dead Sea products like Dead Sea Mud Shampoo and Dead Sea Salt Conditioner Duo Set and Facial Mud Mask with Dead Sea Mud, plus so much more, visit Cleopatra’s Choice.

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Ageless Derma’s Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation offers the coverage of mineral makeup with the convenience of a compact!

Ageless Derma’s Pressed Mineral Makeup FoundationI am a long-time devotee of mineral makeup. For at least five years, I’ve been exclusively using it with great results. Mineral makeup is different from other foundations because it contains light reflecting properties that create the smooth, silky, air brushed look I love.

Mineral makeup not only provides a flawless finish, it’s actually good for your skin, unlike pore-clogging liquid formulations. Jeannette Graf, MD, a board certified-dermatologist and Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, says that not only does she recommend mineral makeup to her patients, but she’s also an avid user herself!

I have only one problem with mineral makeup – the mess! Since it is loose powder applied with a kabuki brush, I seem unable to use it without getting makeup all over myself, the sink, the floor… everywhere! And, touch ups at or after work are impossible (if you’ve ever had a jar of mineral makeup come unscrewed in your bag, you know why.)

Now, Ageless Derma has created the perfect solution: mineral makeup in a pressed powder format. Easily applied with a sponge, Ageless Derma’s Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation provides the gorgeous, photo-ready finish I crave, without all of the mess!

Ageless Derma’s Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation contains 100% pure minerals, is paraben free, and even has broad spectrum sun protection, with Vitamin A, E, and green tea extracts. The light-as-air formulation allows skin to breathe.

Ageless Derma’s Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation is also available in a wide spectrum of skin tones, so you are sure to find the perfect match. Retail $42-45

In addition to the Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation, Ageless Derma also offers a host of other must-have skin care products, from Stem Cell and Peptide Anti-Wrinkle Cream, to Retinol and Vitamin K Eye Cream.

Ageless Derma’s products are sold through select retail channels, luxury spas, and physician centers. Or, you can visit Ageless Derma to shop online and receive free shipping on all domestic orders. Plus save 20% storewide when you use coupon code: Ageless.

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The Ozeri Ultra 42 inch Wind Fan is a sleek, stylish, and smart addition to my high-tech home gym!

Ozeri 42 Inch Wind FanA few years ago, we built a home gym downstairs. Since a basement workout space isn’t particularly appealing or motivating, we had it drywalled, laid new flooring, installed a ceiling, and even hung a flat screen TV and inspirational artwork! Then we stocked it with sleek equipment of every description to appeal to each member of the family. The final result resembles our very own Planet Fitness in miniature!

Although the space is air conditioned, it still gets warm when you are spinning, lifting, or rowing, so adding a powerful fan to the finished room was a must. Since we worked so hard to make the space attractive, I wanted to find a stylish fan that would blend in with the high-tech look, but not take up too much floor space.

The Ozeri Ultra 42 inch Wind Fan  was the ultimate solution! This adjustable oscillating tower fan has the sophisticated and modern look I had envisioned, as well as a space saving design that is a lifesaver in a room crowded with machines, yoga mats, and free weights.

The feature I am most excited about, however, is the Ozeri’s noise reduction technology and three whisper-quiet speed settings. Spinning makes enough noise on its own; now there’s no need to crank up the volume on the TV to cover any additional noise from the fan, too!

For use a workout space, the Ozeri Ultra 42 inch Wind Fan is simply perfect. There’s a 90 degree oscillation for optimal air circulation and even a remote. So, now there’s no excuse to stop a workout to adjust the fan.

This is a wonderful fan for any space — from home gym, to back porch, to office. And, the price can’t be beat!  The List Price for the Ozeri Ultra 42 inch Wind Fan is $129.95, but right now, you can purchase it on Amazon for only $89.95, plus receive free shipping.

To learn more about the Ozeri Ultra 42″ Wind Fan or purchase your own, visit Amazon.

Now, I am back to my workout!

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New jewelry designs from Tiffany suit me to a “T!”

Tiffany's new bracelets suit me to a "T!"

My love for all things Tiffany may rival Holly Golightly’s, but I admit, some years the new designs can be a bit… stodgy.

Not this year, though!  

For 2014, Tiffany released a new line of jewelry that is bold, beautiful, and oh-so-modern. Featuring a “T” (the first time Tiffany has used its iconic initial as a design element) the pieces are the work of Tiffany’s new design director, Francesca Amfitheatrof.

According to Amfitheatrof, “I wanted to create a symbol for modern life and its relentless energy that flows through New York and drives art and culture around the world.”

The beautiful bracelets, rings, and necklaces are available in a variety of precious metals including sterling silver, yellow gold and rose gold. In addition, some are adorned with sparkling diamonds or boast mixed metals.

To see the entire collection visit Tiffany T Collection.

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An organized kitchen is a BEAUTIFUL kitchen. Now, WIN $50+ in kitchen organization tools!

Spice Silverware and Knife docksDo you lust after the latest kitchen updates like stunning granite countertops, stylish chandeliers, or maybe sleek new stainless steel appliances?

Me too!

Although I adored Glennon Doyle Melton’s take on pervasive kitchen-envy in “Give me gratitude or give me debt,” we spend such a huge amount of time in the kitchen, creating a beautiful and functional space is important to me.

Since a complete kitchen overhaul is out of the question for me right now (tuition, tuition, tuition!) I am focusing on the functional aspect of my kitchen. Even a high end, custom-designed space will begin to look frumpy if it’s disorganized, cluttered, and messy. And, although I try hard to maintain organization on my own, I find that using organizational systems helps me stay on track best.

If you could use a little assistance with your kitchen organization, here are three great tools to keep your kitchen clutter-free and beautiful!

KNIFE Dock With counter space always at a premium, this ingenious knife storage system allows you to neatly tuck away your cutlery from the countertop to the kitchen drawer. The piece is sized to fit as an easy insert to standard kitchen drawers.  Knives rest vertically in the tray allowing for easy visual identification.  Made from sustainable and recycled materials.

SILVERWEAR Dock The peaked compartments separate teaspoons from tablespoons and salad forks from dinner forks. To keep utensils neatly stacked, even as drawer opens and closes, each compartment is lined with rubber inserts and the piece includes non-slip feet.

SPICE Dock See all of your spices at a glance! Stores spice bottles at a convenient reading angle and organizes up to 12 spice jars (either round or square bottles).

Now, one lucky reader will win all three pieces! Simply enter the giveaway with the easy-to-use Rafflecopter form below.

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Glam up last year’s fall wardrobe with a stunning necklace or choker!

Glam collars for fall

 

For fall 2014, things are getting glitzy! Crystal collars rocked the runway at Givenchy and crystal chokers offered glamorous accents to must-have pieces at Balenciaga. And, ever since my pageant days, I’ve gone weak-kneed for lavish rhinestones and crystals like these!

If you’d like to adopt the trend this fall, I’ve showcased three gorgeous options in three distinct price points, from an affordable $41 to almost – gulp – $800.

A few other faves include a Kate Spade piece that’s an absolute stunner (available at Saks’ Fifth Avenue) and the BP Crystal Necklace (at Nordstrom).

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StickerYou offers stylish custom labels… designed by you!

Custom White Vinyl StickersWith holiday gift giving just around the corner (Christmas is only 106 days away, after all!) I’ve been sorting through my Pinterest pins for holiday gift giving ideas. I search for inspiration all year long, save great ideas under Susan’s Christmas or Susan is Crafty, and then attempt one or two.

I find that gifts from the kitchen or for the bath are always received with enthusiasm. From homemade cookies, fudge, and dessert breads to fragrant bath salts, scrubs, and oils, these are gifts your family and friends are sure to love. Of course, being the style addict that I am, not only do they have to taste or smell amazing, they have to look fabulous, too!

This year, I can rely on StickerYou to help make my gifts look their best. StickerYou provides the perfect platform to create custom products like vinyl stickers for Mason jars, bag and box labels, and more.

The StickerYou website is built with proprietary die-cutting technology to help you make and order your products exactly as you envision them. It’s so easy! You can order any quantity (as little as one), in any size or shape you need. There’s even a 100% satisfaction guarantee!

To learn more about the process or to design your own gorgeous custom labels, visit StickerYou.

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