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Over 50? Here Are 5 Beauty Rules To Live By

One thing beauty experts are saying, 2023 is the year of "no makeup"! It is the year of the natural, healthy glowy skin look.Well this is something I've been preaching for year. So much so we developed a few products to help you achieve this.Here are the top five must-try tips for upping your confidence and revamping your look.Be Well,Anisa Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize… Moisturize to liven up the skin and make your base smooth for better makeup application. It's easier to cover up imperfections on hydrated skin! Tip: Don't. Forget. Your neck. More SPF, Please… Make 2023 the year you use SPF every day (no matter how sunny or cloudy it is!). Wearing sunscreen can slow down signs of aging and prevent loss of skin elasticity. Healthy skin makes for a more confident you. Tip: Many of the sunscreens on the market are not good for you. Make sure you do the research and get one that has quality, non-harmful ingredients. Pass on Powder… As we age, our skin becomes more dry and powder products can draw extra attention to wrinkles. We say skip the foundation but if you feel you need it, opt for a liquid formula. Blushing Beauty…...

How Are Your Feet? 5 Tips To Keep Them Healthy This Winter

Hello Friend,Besides the cold winter brings us dry skin and it seems to affect our feet and hands the most.Today we're going to concentrate on taking care of your feet which can become severely dry, scaly or cracked. This can be painful too!You can treat your rough, dry feet on your own using at-home care and over-the-counter remedies.Put your best foot forward with the 5 steps below on how to repair rough dry feet.Be Well,Anisa Step 1… Soak your feet in warm water for 20 minutes every night before going to bed. Step 2… Slather your feet in petroleum jelly immediately after soaking them in warm water, then place a pair of cotton socks on your feet before going to bed. The petroleum jelly will help seal in moisture while you sleep. Personally I have found this Savex Foot Salve to be a lifesaver. I've been using it for years (which if you watch the video you'll see just how young I was once!). Visit Here for your special price and to read the reviews!. Step 3… Place a humidifier in your room while you sleep. When a humidifier is filled with water, it releases the water as vapor through...

5 Worst Home Organizing Mistakes and How To Fix Them

Hello Friend,For me the New Year always brings a time of getting organized. And it is a resolution I promise to keep the entire year!Well that doesn't happen, but here are some tips that may help us stay on track. You know what I mean… it starts with a pile of papers on the counter, then a junk drawer that keeps getting junkier and even a basket of clothes that you are no longer wearing!You may not know this, but clutter and a messy space can add stress to your daily life. Here are some of the most common mistakes when it comes to organizing your home, plus the simple fixes you can take to streamline your space.Be Well,Anisa 1. Setting Unrealistic Expectations… Why do those model and magazine homes look so perfect? Because no one lives in them! While the perfectly styled images in a magazine and empty display homes can be sources of design inspiration, storage solutions should be customized. 2. Holding on to Unused Items… Find organization techniques that work for your home size, family lifestyle, and belongings. Once you've determined a strategy that works best, stick to a weekly cleaning checklist to make sure items are...

3 Tips For An Easy-To-Acheive Natural & Healthy Look

I recently did this article for Looking Good and thought I would share it as it is the perfect time to start a new routine!Love a natural makeup look? So do I!Not only does it just look healthy, it is quick, easy and requires fewer products to create it.Here are some tips as well as the items I use every day for the natural, healthy look!Be Well,Anisa 1. Take Good Care Of Your Skin… The health of your skin contributes greatly to your overall look, so taking good care of it is key to looking naturally beautiful. Be sure to drink lots of water to help keep your skin hydrated from the inside out. A healthy diet can also support your skin's vital functions. Keep your skin clean by washing off dirt, makeup and other impurities every night before you go to sleep. We suggest a gentle cleanser that won't leave your skin feeling too dry or tight, like Boom Clean®. With six benefits for your skin, WH6 Cleanser doesn't just clean your skin it heals it! Next, moisturize with a high-quality all-natural moisturizer like NR8 AM/PM Skin Conditioner and/or Vitamin-C Whip Moisturizing Serum. Both are designed to hydrate your...

5 New Year’s Resolutions Worth Making and Sticking To

Hello Friend,It's that time again! A fresh batch of new year's resolutions you are making.Whether it be eating more veggies, volunteering or heading to the gym every day, most resolutions are given up withing the first month.This year, before your resolutions fly right out the window, let's try a different approach. Start small, be realistic, and break down the big, daunting tasks into more manageable ones.To give you an example, we've got some tips from ReachOut Magazine to help you stick to some of the most common new year's resolutions.Be Well,Anisa 1. To Enjoy Life More… We all like to have fun and enjoy ourselves. But what does it actually mean when we say we want to enjoy life more? This is one of the vaguest resolutions we make. Instead, be more specific. Does it mean taking more trips? Does it mean hanging out with your friends more often? Be very clear about exactly what you want to do, and then you can figure out what you have to do to follow through. 2. To Eat Better and Exercise More… Let's be realistic: you're probably not going to go to the gym every day and eat only vegetables. That setting...

5 Money Mistakes That Will Wreck Your Retirement

Hello Friend,I'm here to tell you, retirement planning is not easy!Not only is it complicated, it can be downright scary because making some mistakes can mean the difference between feasting on Steak vs. Ramen Noodles!As retirement nears, there are tons of things to think about, like when to take Social Security, how much to take out of your 401(k), creating a spending plan you can stick to and investing your retirement savings. And like the butterfly effect, tiny decisions now can lead to huge, life-altering consequences down the road.It is crazy to do this alone and yet only 29% of Americans work with a financial adviser.Finding the right adviser is important and may take some time. Think of it as you are the boss and you are interviewing them for a a job at your company. It is important to think this way.In the meantime here are five of the most common money mistakes we can make. Knowing them makes it easier to avoid them.Be Well,Anisa 1. Failing To Plan… A happy retirement is one that's stress-free. And how do you eliminate stress? Simple: by having a plan. A financial plan is a map plotting the shortest path to reach...

This Subtle Change Might Indicate the Onset of Dementia

Hello Friend,I've shared with you that my mom had dementia. What is interesting is she hid it really well. I had no idea and I chalked up some of her forgetfulness to old age.She died at 92 and I didn't realize she had dementia until she was 89… but in reality she probably had it many years earlier.As you can imagine when it comes to diagnosing dementia, the earlier the better. When you identify symptoms and changes early on you can vastly alter the course of treatment.Experts often advise patients to look out for signs of depression as an early indicator of dementia. However, a 2021 study suggests that apathy may be a better measure for catching it early.Be Well,Anisa So What Exactly Is Apathy? It's a state wherein a person has no interest in or emotional responses to their day-to-day lives. The researchers from this study define apathy as "a reduction in goal-directed behavior." Most people experience apathy once in a while, but when it becomes excessive or out of character, especially in an elderly person, it could indicate a larger problem. The new study, published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, found that apathy is probably...

This Is Important… What’s The Color Of Your Snot?

It's OK to admit it… you've taken a peek at a used tissue after blowing your nose.Now that might seem gross but most people do this and that is good! It plays an important role in your body.Here's what to know about the texture and color of your snot.Be Well,Anisa Clear Mucus… Clear snot is generally considered normal. "Clear mucus is mostly salt water, with locally produced protective antibodies," Dr. Culver said. Most of the time you won't even notice mucus doing its job unless you notice more mucus and phlegm. "Increased amounts of clear mucus are often part of an allergic reaction," Dr. Culver said. White Thick Mucus… White snot is an indicator of slow-moving mucus or a sign that you're dehydrated. "If the salt water is evaporated or dried out, what is left is the white mucus," Dr. Culver said. "This is usually not something to be too concerned about." Pink or Red Mucus… "Pink or red snot is most likely related to blood from a dried out or irritated nose," Dr. Culver said. This can occur from continual blowing of your nose, damage or trauma such as picking your nose.= Yellow or Green Mucus… If you see...

Sam’s Club Secrets You Should Know

Hello Friend,Last week we talked about Costco, this week I'm sharing Sam's Club Shopping Secrets.I find myself shopping at Sam's Club more because it is closer and they offer early morning hours for Plus members which means I can get in and out of there really fast!Like Costco there are discounts galore, but there are some other ways to save time and money. Did you know these tips?Be Well,Anisa Discounted Gift Cards… Customers can save up to 25% on a selection of gift cards. From restaurants to retail stores, the discounted gift cards can be purchased both online and in-store. The Secret of Prices Ending in 1… If a price ends in a 1, it's a sale price on a clearance item and it will never be lower. So if you see something you like with a 1 at the end, you might want to grab it before it's gone. Learn The Sam's Club Alphabet… Sam's Club also has a unique system of categorizing their deals. On the upper right-hand corner next to the item number, there's a letter that indicates the following: A: Active - the item is normally carried in store.N: Never out - the item should always...

6 Costco Shopping Secrets You Should Know

Hello Friend,I love shopping at Costco. I don't do it as often as I like because there isn't one close to me and the hours aren't optimal.While Costco is loaded with deals and discounts did you know there are some secret pricing strategies and more that can save you even more money?With the following shopping secrets, you can maximize your savings.Be Well,Anisa 1. Look For Price Tags That End In .97… At Costco, these two numbers at the end of a price signify that an item has been marked down. So when you see the big 9-7, you know it's a deal. While you're at it, pay special attention to those items ending in .88 or .00. These are usually display items, returned items, or end-of-inventory items with a manger's discount. 2. Take Note Of The Tags With Asterisks… In Costco-speak, the asterisk means that product won't be getting a reorder. So when you see this symbol on the price tag of one of your favorite items, it's time to stock up! 3. Ask For Price Matching… If you happen to buy a product right before it hit Costco's clearance section, fear not: The store is happy to refund you...