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Friday, May 31, 2019

6 Major Benefits of NAD IV Therapy

NAD IV Therapy should be administered by a registered clinic. It involves putting fluid directly into your veins, a reputable clinic will know the right level to administer, ensuring you benefit from increased energy and the anti-aging effects associated with NAD+ therapy.

If you’re not sure who you should be talking to then check out this IV therapy in Sydney, you’ll be impressed.

In fact, there is a multitude of benefits associated with NAD IV therapy; here are 6 of the best:


1. Energy Levels
NAD+ works inside your body to transfer electrons between cells. The movement of electrons converts NAD+ into NADH and then back into NAD+. In effect this process ensures that your body is constantly metabolizing, making this an essential part of staying alive.

But this constant metabolizing also ensures that you have the energy you need to complete everyday functions.  Boosting your NAD+ levels will improve your energy levels.

2. Anti-Aging
Research has shown that NAD works with other enzymes to promote cellular regeneration and help to restore brain cells. In fact, it has potential as an aid to people suffering from Alzheimer’s.

NAD+ doesn’t just help your brain cells regenerate; it can also protect them from further damage, reduce inflammation, and even activate the enzymes that prevent cells aging.

That’s impressive!

3. Cognitive Function
Because NAD+ works to regenerate brain cells and ensure the correct function of all the cells in your body, it is instrumental in boosting your cognitive function. This is a real benefit as you age because it will improve your quality of life.

4. Weight Loss
This may not be the first thing you think of when deciding to lose weight but it is an effective approach and a great benefit of NAD+ therapy.

When your body doesn’t have enough NAD+ it can’t activate the enzyme sirtuin. Research in mice shows that high levels of these enzymes can reduce the risk of fatty liver disease while giving your body the same benefits that a calorie restrictive diet would.

It should be noted that it won’t actually lower your blood sugar level; you need to do this through eating healthily and exercise.

5. Pain Relief
Research on mice suggests that NAD+ therapy can actually reduce pain for as long as 48 hours after injection. It will also help your cells to heal more efficiently and effectively, that’s a real bonus!

6. Addiction Recovery
NAD+ IV therapy will not cure addiction; you need to understand the root core of an addiction in order to eliminate the issue. However, it can help your brain cells to recover; addiction causes brain cells to reorganize themselves, increasing your addictive nature. Regular NAD+ injections can reverse this, cancel the effects of withdrawal, and help anyone to beat an addiction.

These are just a few of the benefits of NAD+ treatment, as more research is completed it is likely that this compound will be found to have even more benefits. One day it may even be the miracle anti-aging treatment that everyone dreams of.
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All-Natural Detox Therapy … Too Good to Be True?

Your body is a temple which means you need to think about what you’re putting into it. Once you realize this you’ll quickly want to look at the way you live and what you put into your body.

Unfortunately, if you have an addiction to drugs or alcohol it’s not always as easy as just deciding to stop. That’s why many addicts check into rehab clinics in a bid to overcome their addiction.

However, the standard approach is to deprive you of the drug or alcohol and talk through your issues. It’s also standard to use pharmaceutical drugs, these help the addict to cope with giving up their addiction.


A Modern Approach
Counseling will always be an important part of detox therapy but you may be interested to know that an all-natural detox therapy is now being offered and has seen some great results.

It is classed as a holistic approach and revolves around NAD IV therapy and NR supplements. This is actually an amino acid based treatment, the theory is that these amino acids will boost your drained enzymes and help to restore your brain cells, which usually suffer during an addiction.

The therapy uses a metabolic co-enzyme, known as Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD). Research has shown that this enzyme is responsible for the repairing and remodeling of every cell in your body! This enzyme must be constantly replenished within your body but drug or alcohol dependency damages its ability to do its job.

The issue revolves around the fact that drug and alcohol addiction causes your brain to restructure at a cellular level, resulting in a need for more of the drug and damage to brain cells. In long-term addicts, this damage causes brain damage.

NAD therapy restores the brain to its original configuration, effectively removing the desire for the addicted substance while repairing damage to your brain and even other cells.

It should be noted that although NAD therapy is a recent addition to the treatment list for drug and alcohol addicts, it’s not a new therapy. It was first used to treat addicts as long ago as 1961 in South Africa.

The Process
Patients will usually have one dose of NAD IV therapy a day for 10 days, the exact mix and quantity of NAD will be decided by a qualified doctor and the dose is administered first thing in the morning; although it takes as long as 8 hours to administer the entire dose.

For 10 days the patient will be comfortable but limited in what they are able to do.

Does It Work
The short answer is yes.

Thousands of patients have been successfully treated with this all natural detox therapy. It reduces withdrawal symptoms by between 70-80%, making it acceptable for the addict. In most cases, there will be a marked improvement in the addict within just 3-4 days, although the entire course of treatment must be completed.

However, it is not a complete cure by itself. This natural detox will rebuild your brain cells and stop the cravings. But, if the addict doesn’t have counseling to deal with psychological issues they are highly likely to relapse.
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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Sara Happ Lemonade Lip Scrub Review

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I get commission for purchases or clicks made through links in this post.

Not Sponsored: Sara Happ came out with two lip scrubs (in a tube) for Summer - Lemonade (ULTA) and Confetti Cake (ULTA). Confetti Cake is not new. If you've been a reader of this blog, you may remember me reviewing it back in 2014. It was an absolutely delicious lip scrub, but it was a limited edition flavor. I hated to see it go. So I was excited to see that she brought it back this year! It's now in a pink tube with pretty confetti. I recently purchased her Lemonade lip scrub. From it's pretty yellow packaging, I knew it was pure lemonade and not pink lemonade. There IS a difference. The lemonade scent and flavor of this lip scrub is very authentic (as are all Sara Happ lip scrubs). If you like sour & bitter flavors, then this lip scrub is for you. I prefer sweeter tastes. I wish she would come out with a pink lemonade lip scrub. This still has a great taste, but if you're looking for something sweet tasting, this is not it. This lip scrub provides EXCELLENT exfoliation. My lips felt so smooth after using this lip scrub. Sara Happ introduced her lip scrubs in a tube towards the end of last year. I reviewed her Sugar and Shine Lip Kit, which contained her Hot Cocoa & Pink Marshmallow Lip Scrub and Whipped Vanilla Lip Glow. It was a really nice set. I like the tubes, because they are easy to travel with, keep at your desk at work and house in your purse. You just apply, work the scrub into your lips and wipe. The tubes are great for when you're on-the-go or used in your bathroom. Also, a little goes a long way. The only other quirk I have about the lemonade flavor is that it wasn't as moisturizing as her other lip scrubs. It exfoliated beautifully, but I had to apply a balm to my lips after exfoliating. Other than that, pour me a cool glass of lemonade!

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  Sara Happ Lemonade Lip Scrub is Bittersweet

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist and Brazilian 4Play Moisturizing Shower Cream Gel Review

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I get commission for purchases or clicks made through links in this post.

Not Sponsored: I purchased this Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Jet Set Travel Mini from the Sephora sale. I've been wanting to try Sol de Janeiro's Brazilian Bum Bum Cream for awhile. Many sing its praises ;) Not only for the formula, but also the scent. When first introduced, it SOLD OUT on Sephora's website. This travel-friendly set contains three products (TSA compliant: 50mL Bum Bum Cream, 30mL fragrance mist, 90mL shower cream and reusable bag). The Bum Bum cream is an all over body cream (not just for you butt). It's suppose to tighten the appearance of skin. Sol de Janeiro states it is, "Infused with all-powerful caffeine-rich Guaraná extract and a cocktail of Cupuaçu Butter, Açaí Oil, and Coconut Oil." They also state it has a pistachio and salted caramel fragrance. To me, it had more of a fruity/tropical scent. It's a soft/clean scent, that in my estimation gets even better as it dries down. It's very FRESH and great for the Summer months. I didn't witness any skin tightening and I thought it provided light moisture. The body fragrance mist has the same ingredients and scent. Spray it after you apply your cream so the fragrance will "stick". Paired together, both are lovely. They are a great combination. You will love their shower cream gel. It lathers and is very moisturizing. Again, same scent. I can see why people love this scent. I like it. It's great for this time of year. Yesterday, I reviewed their new Coco Cabana collection. I do like it just a little bit more, but again I'm a huge fan of gourmand scents. All of these can be purchase individually: Bum Bum Cream (Revolve, Sephora, Selfridges) Fragrance Mist (Revolve, Dermstore, Sephora, Harrods) Stop by a store and let your nose take a whiff. Its a really nice seasonal scent.

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  Sol de Janeiro Coco Brazilian Collection is Sweet


Travel Friendly Sizes & Packaging Can Be Re-Used

Sol de Janeiro | Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

Sol de Janeiro | Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist

Sol de Janeiro | Brazilian 4Play Moisturizing Shower Cream Gel
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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

How To Improve Your Health Starting Today

To improve your health, you need to make small changes today. Small changes can go a long way, especially when they include steps such as ensuring you drink two liters of water each day, cutting out excessive amounts of sugar, stopping smoking, and beginning to get more sleep. There’s more to looking after yourself than not drinking alcohol and downing multivitamin smoothies for breakfast, however.

Becoming healthier involves changing bad habits and learning to replace them with better ones. You need to want to improve your health too, as the drive and motivation has to come from you and nobody else.


Joining A Gym
Seriously consider joining a gym if you know that you’re unlikely to get outside and workout. Everyone is there to do the same as you will be; to complete sets, reps, and routines that will help them to get a step closer to their goals and maintain their health.

If you’ve started to introduce more and more exercise into your day gradually, then it might be time to begin to schedule in three or four days a week at the gym. Make sure that you feel comfortable going to the gym, and dress in clothes that support your body, and make you feel ready to make the leap from walking around your neighborhood to committing to a week-by-week schedule of attending the gym.

Consider purchasing yourself breathable and sweat repellent All Day Activewear to put on during the weekends and in the evenings so that you’re ready to exercise whenever. Dressing the part will make you feel more prepared to get up, get out, and workout.

Switch Up Your Routine
Finding the time to workout can be one of the trickiest parts of striving to improve your health, as it’s just not possible to add more hours to the day. Being pushed for time means that you will have to be smart and squeeze exercise into your daily routine in any way that you can. If you’re an early bird and you like to wake up early, then set your alarm for thirty minutes earlier than usual just so that you can walk around the block, get the dog out first thing, and enjoy the sunrise.

Instead of driving to the store, try walking or even cycling. Consider what you usually get up to in your work break at lunchtime, and if it involves being mostly sedentary, then get up and move your body.

Dietary Requirements
Keep a food diary from the beginning of the week to the end and assess how much sugar you’re eating, as well as meat, saturated fats, and salt. After completing this, then compare your results with the recommended daily intake and make necessary alterations if you’re putting yourself at serious risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure. If you can, try to completely cut out processed snacks such as bread and pastries, meats, chips, chocolate, and sweets. Replace them with the likes of nuts, seeds, Greek yogurt with berries, overnight oats with honey, and fresh fruit.
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Cost-Effective Ways of Upgrading Your Lifestyle

Most people have choices when it comes to how they chose to live their life. While some people prefer simple living, others may aspire to more luxury lifestyles. However, there is no right or wrong when it comes to this. It’s more about what you want for yourself and what you feel you deserve. If you want to upgrade your lifestyle, there are several ways that you can go about doing so within a reasonable budget. Below, you’re going to find a couple of cost-effective ways that you can upgrade your lifestyle if that’s your goal.


Revamp Your Home
When attempting to upgrade your lifestyle, your home is a good place to start. This is because it’s where you spend a significant amount of time, so you want it to be comfortable. To revamp your home, start by looking at your interiors and getting rid of old and worn items.

Budget an amount you’re willing to spend on new pieces of furniture, art or other home accessories. Before buying, look out for seasonal sales and check for promotional discounts, so you’re able to get value for money. The goal should be to make your home look and feel luxurious on a budget.

Change Your Wardrobe
Your wardrobe is another aspect of your lifestyle that you should consider upgrading. Look through your clothes, shoes, and accessories then decide which you could do without. Make sure you put aside items that are torn, faded or have holes in them. Replace them with essential pieces that are quality enough to last for years to come. To upgrade your wardrobe, especially if you’re on a tight budget, remember that you can mix and match that so you don’t have to replace everything at once. You can look inside of fashion magazines as well as check Pinterest for fashion inspiration.

Go Solar
A cost-effective way of upgrading your lifestyle is to go solar. Although this is a more long-term cost-saving measure, it is one that can help improve your lifestyle. This is because when you go solar, you’re contributing to the environment positively as well as reducing your electricity bill. Home solar systems could save you a significant mouth over time and in some instances, you’re also entitled to federal solar tax credit. If you read through goingsolar.com, you’ll find out more about how you can take this step.

Change Your Travel Approach
If you’re one of those people who happens to travel often, think about upgrading your travel approach too. If you usually fly economy, consider upgrading to premium economy, business or first class if possible. There are hacks to getting into such classes for a cheaper amount which includes joining frequent flier programs and getting air miles.

You can also look for discounts or giveaways when it comes to luxury hotels or accommodation. This way you can still enjoy the finer things in life at your destination without overspending. However, your travel approach also depends on your desired travel experience.
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Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Review

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I get commission for purchases or clicks made through links in this post.

Not Sponsored: I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! I've been wanting to try Sol de Janeiro's products for awhile. I always hear wonderful things. I didn't know anything about the company, so I took a look at their website. On their website, it states Sol de Janeiro is a Brazilian brand. So I was surprised when I found out the co-founder is Korean (she formerly worked for Estee Lauder/L'Oreal in skincare). I was like ok ... then the founder must be Brazilian. I watched a video on Sol de Janeiro's website (I attached the video below) and the co-founder who is Korean met a Japanese/American/Brazilian guy in New York ... fell in love and started this company. Interesting? It's a very informative video about the people and culture of Brazil. I encourage you to view it, because you'll learn a lot. Well, I've heard endless praises of their original Bum Bum Cream (which I will talk about tomorrow). They just released a new collection (new scent) called Coco Cabana. I purchased the limited edition Sol de Janeiro Samba Mama Coco Cabana Trio Set from Sephora (also at Revolve) This set consists of Sol de Janeiro's Coco Cabana Cream (Selfridges, Revolve, Sephora, Harrods) Coco Cabana Hand Cream and Coco Cabana Fragrance Body Mist (Sephora, Revolve). I LOVE THE SCENT! It's toasted coconut, creamy caramel and buttery praline. You know I love gourmand scents! It also has fermented sugar, coconut oil and cupuacu butter in it. Sol de Janeiro also states [this is],"Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and uses recycled packaging." The scent is delectable! What about the formula? The Coco Cabana Cream is white, creamy, non-greasy and goes on lush. It dries down really quick. I would say it provides lightweight moisture, which is perfect for the Summer months. After you apply the Coco Cabana Cream, spritz on the Coco Cabana Body Fragrance Mist. The reason I say after the cream, because it makes the fragrance "stick". Together they are a great pair and work well together. I encourage you to use the cream & mist together. For some reason, I was slightly disappointed with the hand cream. It didn't give off the same scent (intensity) as the other two products. It was however creamy and felt great on my hands. It's lightweight as well. As with any scented products, I encourage you to go to the store and test a sample. I love this scent, but others prefer the original scent. I have BOTH and they are two ENTIRELY different scents. So the reviews online show that difference. Either you will be TEAM COCO CABANA or TEAM BRAZILIAN which has more of a fruity scent. Some people stated this smells like buttered popcorn LOL To me it smells like a toasted almond cookie.

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  Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Collection is Sweet


Sol de Janeiro | Coco Cabana Cream

Sol de Janeiro | Coco Cabana Body Fragrance Mist

Sol de Janeiro | Coco Cabana Hand Creme

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Pixi Glow Collection

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I get commission for purchases or clicks made through links in this post.

PR Sample: Pixi Beauty sent me a PR Box containing their GLOW COLLECTION. I've included their product descriptions below. The goal of this collection is to CLEANSE, TONE, TREAT, HYDRATE and MOISTURIZE your skin.


PR Box Contents

Pixi Skintreats | Step 1 Cleanse | NEW! Glow Tonic Cleansing Gel
(can be purchased: Selfridges, Target)
This hydrating cleansing gel removes impurities without stripping the skin of essential moisture. With Moisclean™and a unique blend containing glycolic acid, horse chestnut extract, aloe and ginseng, it helps refine and brighten complexion leaving skin energized and smooth. Hydrating & purifying cleansing gel. Ginseng improves circulation and energizes. Aloe vera soothes and hydrates. 135 ml / 4.57 fl.oz Use AM & PM daily. Apply a small amount to damp skin. Massage gently for 30 seconds, avoiding eye area. Rinse clean & pat dry.


Pixi Skintreats | Step 2 Tone | Glow Tonic | Reviewed Here
(can be purchased: Selfridges, Kohls, Target)
The Pixi Glow Tonic™ is highly concentrated, invigorating facial toner that deeply cleans pores by sweeping away excess oil and impurities. Remove excess oils and impurities with Pixi Glow Tonic from Pixi Beauty. This award-winning, invigorating toner deeply cleanses and gently exfoliates all skin types in one lovely step. Our unique formula is enriched with 5% glycolic acid that gently wipes away impurities from your pores, while aloe vera soothes and hydrates your skin. Infused with red ginseng, this Skintreats essential helps to protect and energize your skin. Use it in the AM or PM for a healthier, balanced complexion that's ready to glow. With Pixi Glow Tonic, your skin will be balanced, soothed, radiant and prepped for makeup application. This alcohol-free tonic is never tested on animals. Exfoliates and purifies the skin with Glycolic Acid. Ginseng improves circulation and energizes. Aloe vera soothes and hydrates. Refines the appearance of pores. Gently accelerates cell renewal to reveal a brighter, glowing complexion. Balances, heals and soothes for radiant, healthier looking skin. Alcohol free. Suitable for all skin types. Not tested on animals. Volume: 250ml Use: Either in the AM and PM or when needed. Step 1: Cleanse your face. Step 2: Saturate a cotton pad with the Glow Tonic™ and sweep across face, neck and décolletage (avoiding eye area). Step 3: Follow with a serum or moisturizer.


Pixi Skintreats | Step 3 Treat | NEW! Glow Tonic Serum
(can be purchased: Selfridges, Target)
This lightweight serum gently exfoliates, hydrates and nourishes. It softens, refines and restores radiance for smooth and balanced skin. 30 ml / 1.01 fl.oz Massage 2-3 drops onto cleansed, toned skin before moisturizer.


Pixi Skintreats | Step 4 Hydrate | NEW! pHenomenal Gel
(can be purchased: Selfridges, Target)
Balancing and pH neutralizing moisture gel. Soothing gel helps to balance and stabilize skin pH.
50 ml / 1.70 fl.oz Use a coin size amount daily after cleansing and toning or as needed.


Pixi Skintreats | Step 5 Moisturize | NEW! On The Glow
(can be purchased: Target)
Travel friendly solid moisturizer. Use on face, lips, body & hair. Formulated with a unique mix of Vitamin D2, gentle acids & vitamins to protect, treat and increase moisture level immediately & long term. Ginseng - Revitalizes & balances. Glycolic Acid - Moisturizes & renews. Vitamin D2 - Powerful antioxidant 0.67 oz / 19 g Twist base to propel or repel product. Swipe gently onto skin. Pat excess into skin with fingertips. Close lid after each use.

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