Looking for CBD and Hemp Tinctures and Products? #GiftGuide #MadeInTheUSA

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Let me introduce Extract Labs out of Boulder, CO. They make an amazing selection of exceptionally pure Hemp Tinctures that are the highest quality, but offered at the lowest price points possible since the company keeps every step of production in-house. Yes, they are made here in the USA. 

 

Extract Labs was founded by a former combat veteran turned CO2 extraction expert, Craig Henderson. The Hemp Tinctures are made of oil that has been CO2-extracted from industrial hemp plants grown only in Colorado. It’s rich in CBD and uses a base of fractionated coconut oil – the purest form of coconut oil. Consumer testimonials indicate the tinctures are used to support wellness in a number of ways, including relieving symptoms of anxiety, depression, insomnia, inflammation, epilepsy, chronic pain, PTSD, etc.  It is available in different sizes and dosages. There are even options for your 4 legged friends! 

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The Action of Belotero Injectable Drugs

The following is a guest post. All opinions are those of the author.

Everybody knows that natural means are the most effective and safest for human health. However, herbs and natural creams sometimes are helpless. Especially, when it comes to deep old wrinkles, sagging skin or pronounced signs of ageing. The most effective way of fighting such problems is contour plastics. It’s an innovative solution allowing doctors rapidly and efficiently get rid of dermal imperfections. This procedure of correction consists of several injections to get rid of skin lines, correct contours or increase lips’ fullness. The main advantage of modern injectables is their ability to stimulate natural rejuvenating processes like the creation of hyaluronic acid or skin elastin. There are many companies producing quality cosmetic products and medical devices for aesthetic medical procedures. Merz Aesthetics is one of them. Merz is a Belotero manufacturer — one of the most popular and highly demanded HA-based fillers in the aesthetic industry market. 

What Is Belotero & How Does It Work? 

Belotero is a monophasic filler, which is produced using the coherent semi-densified matrix technology. There are two main Belotero active substances — sodium hyaluronate and phosphate buffer. 

With intradermal administration, sodium hyaluronate causes the development of subcutaneous microfibers and the formation of a subcutaneous vector scaffold, which increases skin elasticity and provides a lifting effect. Moreover, the action of the dermal filler is not restricted only by volumization. Since the substance is natural, the body absorbs it in a while. This process is called biodegradation. During this period, hyaluronic acid molecules penetrate even deeper into the dermis and activate the synthesis of collagen and elastin, which has a beneficial effect on the processes of natural skin rejuvenation.  
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7th Heaven’s cruelty-free, vegan and EASY peel-off masks #GiftGuide #Skincare

7th Heaven’s cruelty-free, vegan and EASY peel-off masks. Available in several ‘flavors,’ such as Coconut & Clay, Tea Tree and Dead Sea, these de-stressing masks use luxurious natural ingredients to reveal glowing, fresher, cleaner skin.

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The “Dead Sea” Mask… I wish I had made a video of. It was interesting peeling off, and unlike some masks, actually did peel. It was clear, and very sticky going on. I got some in my eyebrows, which panicked me, but I had no trouble getting it off without taking off any hair. It got super tight as it dried, and looked like I was  taking off swaths of sunburnt skin as I peeled it off.
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Five Reasons to Not Buy Turtles or Tortoises As Gifts

American Tortoise Rescue, the international nonprofit for turtle and tortoise protection, is asking consumers to not buy live animals, especially turtles and tortoises as gifts this holiday season. Adopt don’t shop.

According to Susan Tellem, co-founder of the sanctuary, while these wonderful reptiles have outlived the dinosaurs, wide spread illegal smuggling and the commercial pet trade in turtles and tortoises has devastated wild populations worldwide. Many once thriving species are now threatened or endangered. Worse, some are now extinct.

“The pet industry thrives on small, adorable exotic animals with a big price tag,” Tellem says. “What we are recommending is to avoid impulse buys. We understand the appeal of an adorable two inch baby turtle!” Tellem adds, “But most animal rescues have many turtles and tortoises ready for adoption to good homes.”

Tellem gives five reasons why people shouldn’t buy a turtle or tortoise.

  1. Reptiles are boring. Parents shouldn’t expect their kids to find everlasting enjoyment in an animal that basically sits still most of the day sunning itself. Many kids tire of a turtle in a tank and don’t want to clean the habitat and change the water daily. Turtles and tortoises poop, Tellem reminds everyone.
  2. Most turtles and many tortoises hibernate during fall and winter. It’s unnatural for them to be awake and available for sale when they should be sleeping from about October through April. It’s cruel to sell wild animals that need to hibernate to stay healthy.
  3. Turtles and tortoises confined in tanks are miserable. It’s like a human spending their entire life in a bathtub Tellem says. The only proper habitat for these reptiles is outside. Natural sun exposure helps maintain a healthy shell and is necessary for the animal to grow and thrive. During hibernation, most reptiles can stay outside in shelters that are dry and predator proof.
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Stocking Stuffers that Give Back

Looking for a holiday gift that gives back? These are a great alternative to the usual stocking stuffer and also gives back to the planet: a tree planted by Tree-Nation (300 varieties to choose from) to help reforest the Earth and reduce CO2 emissions, all in one present.

The Earth loses about 36 football fields worth of forest each minute and during the holiday season, the U.S. alone sells 2.65 billion cards and spends $12.7 billion on wrapping paper, so this is the perfect time to give back. Gifting a tree with Tree-Nation can cost consumers as little as a dime and supports climate change and reforestation projects across the globe—here in the U.S., Brazil, India and many more. Recipients will receive access to the platform where they can track their tree growth and check in on the CO2 emissions they are offsetting all via their personalized “forest” page.

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Four Ways to Keep Spiders Out of Your Home

Most species of spider do not pose a threat to humans, but that doesn’t stop a large portion of the world’s population having an irrational fear of them. If you’re one of the many people that do not feel comfortable when a spider joins you in your home, then you need to stop inviting your little eight-legged friends in. Only when you make an active effort to deter arachnids will they actually get the hint and leave you alone. 

Here are four ways that you can keep spiders out of your home:

Invest in a spider catcher

Unsurprisingly, spider catchers serve one purpose and one purpose only: they catch spiders. Importantly, this type of device picks up arachnids gently and without harm, which makes using one ethically sound. If you don’t want the injury or even death of an eight-legged creature weighing heavy on your conscious after you remove one from your home, then, a spider catcher is definitely something you should be investing in.

De-clutter your home

Spiders aren’t very sociable creatures. If they’re given half a chance to hide away and avoid being seen by anybody, you best believe that they will (quite literally in some cases) jump at the chance. A sensible course of action to take, then, is to de-clutter your home and get rid of all potential spider hideaways.
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5 beautiful day trips in the Marseille region

Marseille is one of the most popular cities in France, encompassing natural beauty, cultural heritage, and a buzzing social scene. However, those planning to visit in 2020 should also look at some of the incredible locations nearby that make excellent excursions. 

 

  • Aix-en-Provence

 

Take it slow in the ancient capital of the Provence, making plenty of time to admire the architectural wonders on display in the “City of Fountains”. You’ll find literally hundreds of these monuments to the city’s ancient Roman heritage in dozens of different styles, but a top pick is the Fontaine des Quatre-Dauphins in the historic Mazarin district, which features four adorable dolphins spurting water.

Many are drawn here by the weekly market that features artisans, crafters, and food producers, but the market also represents Aix-en-Provence’s incredible cultural history, which is also on display at the Tapestry Museum and in the Musée Granet’s extensive Impressionist collection.

 

  • Arles and the Baux des Provence

 

Arles is a traditional Provençal town, where you can stroll down tree-lined streets and stop for a coffee at an outdoor café in a shady public square. It’s what artists and visionaries have been doing here for years. 

In fact, Vincent van Gogh featured the Place du Forum in his painting “Café Terrace at Night”. Other locations he painted can be found along the Van Gogh Trail, while some of his paintings can currently be found at the Cathédrale des images in the Baux des Provence. 

This a great day trip to do in the winter months, combining two beautiful locations for the culture lovers out there and avoiding the intense heats and crowds that can restrict your enjoyment. Be aware though that you may need to look into car hire at Marseille airport to do both comfortably in one day. (You can save up to 30% on your car rental by clicking here.)
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6 Major Dress Trends in the Indian Fashion Industry

Nowadays, there are many Indian designers from upcoming ones to the celebrated ones. All of them aim to design new and fresh models of Indian dresses for each season. The style is based on the ethnic pieces that are available that are enhanced in to new styles, patterns and designs to form a new fusion look. Also, embroidery and embellishments are experimented in new ways. That create the most current and beautiful Indian dresses that trend for different seasons. This intricate and exquisite attires are popular not only in India but also around other parts of the world. This trending pieces are not limited to a certain age group but are ideal for the Indian girls and women. Below are some of the major dress trend that you can find in the Indian fashion industry.

 

Patchwork high-low Anarkali 

 

This is a designer Anarkali that is fit for the bride and also for a guest at the wedding. It is a stunning piece that has large flowers stitched on the bodice part of the dress. Plus, they can go all the way to the shoulder straps as you prefer them. The patchwork sets it apart and you can go further and wear a high low Anarkali with it. This is an elegant piece but ensure that you do not overdo the flower patches on the dress. To show off both the Anarkali design and the flowers as well for both of them to set the dress apart. Pair with a matching pant style salwar. The right color for this Anarkali piece is a dark shade to showcase the flowers that are in a bright color like beige and off white.

 

Printed Lehenga style saree 

 

The ever-changing fashion in the Indian industry has brought about the fusion mix that is evident in the current Indian dresses. For instance, the saree and the Lehenga are converted to be one piece and you can wear it in print, embroidered or other designs and patterns that you love. It is a modern outfit where you get a complete garment of a saree from a Lehenga that is accentuated with the dupatta. Choose a Lehenga choli set in print with a colored dupatta to drape it into a saree. The transformation is a beautiful Lehenga style saree that is trending currently. As for the prints, large bold prints are best either floral or abstract.

The kurta style trend 
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