Signature Club A Platinum ElectroCharged Skin Support Capsules

These gel type capsules promise to help optimize skin’s own collagen to optimize elasticity, bringing the face and neck back to it’s youthful appearance. According to the product instructions they can be used once every other day or daily. I tried these silver-gray colored gel type capsules for several months, they are easy to open and all you have to do is to twist off the end nub, they hold a decent amount of product too.

The Good: well the pluses of this product is that each capsule holds a fairly decent amount of the “lotion”, the smell isn’t too awful bad even though it isn’t pleasant either.

The Bad: the product made no difference to my skin , other than making it greasy, some of the product stays in the nub that you twist off and when you twist the nub off, because pressure is needed it will often squirt out onto the floor wasting some of the lotion. Okay so we have all established that I am somewhat of a cheapskate and when I spend a higher amount on a product, I damn well expect it to work, which this did not do. Save your money if you really want a product that helps maturing skin.

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Posted by on September 7, 2017 in Makeup & Beauty Mania


Pitbull’s, Dog Fighting, Politics and Morons!

I wonder if there is any hope what so ever for society, the ignorance, the lack of compassion, the cruelty, isn’t it strange how so many of us claim that we do not support animal cruelty and yet it is everywhere we turn. I am baffled, people are murdered by way of a shooting or a child get’s his hands on a gun and ends up dead, crowds of people picket and bitch and moan that we need to lay waste to our right to bear arms to protect our homes and families because you know that these “things”, guns themselves are what are killing innocent people not the irresponsible criminals that sometimes wield them. There are people getting stabbed each and every day but does anyone say that we need to rid the world of the knives? Even worse is the popular misconception about Pitbull’s and the morons that believe they should be eradicated from the face of the planet!

I watched this Death Row Dogs on Netflix and I wanted to vomit, it showed British officers going around confiscating dogs from homes and taking them to determine if they are Pitbulls! Needless to say, if they are then most all will be “destroyed”, these assinine so called officers of the law drag these TERRIFIED animals from the only homes they have ever known using catch poles none the less, screaming at the owners, screaming at each other and they expect the dogs to be serene! Most of the dogs wag their tails as they revel in the attention from the occasional officer, that is before they kill them. The one “educated” officer said that they don’t pet the dog too much or give too much affection/attention because this breed is highly excitable and apt to bite then! It reminds me of Colorado, when they pretty much went door to door dragging away every Pitbull and then slaughtering every last one they got their murderous hands on, piles and piles of dead bodies of Pitbulls! How dare any civilized, educated people blame animals for the reckless behavior of human beings.

There are certain people that are not so kind to others, like the terrorists overseas that kill anyone they can find, does the world say that all of those people need to be eradicated? Blame the guns for criminal behavior of people, don’t look at how many times a firearm has actually saved lives, hell we wouldn’t have police officers if they couldn’t carry guns, no military either! Get rid of the guns and those same criminals that have been forever trying to ruin it for everyone, they will find other weapons. Back to helpless animals, you hear of far more stories of dogs saving lives then you do a dogs taking them, kill entire breeds of dogs because the lowest scum of the earth uses them to do their bidding, ruining the animal and having the audacity to take some kind of credit when the dog has to fight for it’s life and wins, at heinous costs to the animals! These scumbags that fight animals need the exact same thing done to them, all who take any part in dog/animal fighting should suffer the same fate.

These moronic asses out there that say every dog of a particular breed should be killed, they need serious education (a bit of good old fashioned common sense wouldn’t hurt either), when law enforcement, government, lawmakers, take the blatantly cowardice way out when a tragedy occurs and place the punishment solely on the four legged victims, they are not worth holding any office, any position and set the poorest examples for others. Horrible things do sometimes happen and dog bite cases are no exception, especially when the victim is a child, but like humans there is the occasional dog that is beyond help but for God’s sake it isn’t entire breeds, get a clue!

If you love dogs and get the opportunity then you have to watch The Champions, like the garbage I mentioned above this one is on Netflix as well and gives insight to the dogs that have been forced to fight, remember Michael Vick? These were a few of the dogs that one soul with a beating heart was able to save from the vile Michael Vick “collection”, it shows just how deeply traumatized these poor dogs were for a long time and their road to recovery. Not only does it PROVE that these dogs can be rehabilitated but it gives a look into the dark, evil world of dog fighters and it’s enough to make your blood boil. Especially the dogs that were killed after ending up in Vick’s nasty hands, like the ones he hooked electrodes to and threw into the pool, getting off from the teeth marks into the metal sides where the dogs were suffering so badly before they died that they bit the sides hoping for any escape. The phobias these four legged victims suffered was heartbreaking, being terrified out of their minds by the smallest sounds, from staircases because it reminded them of climbing the steps in the building where Vick forced them to fight!

Dogs, regardless of breed want nothing more than to please their masters, curl up in our laps, be taken for walks and play with toys, to be nothing more than normal dogs. People make dogs vicious and believe me when I tell you that if the dog had a choice, don’t let anyone BS you they would not want to fight, not want their body shredded,teeth broken out, holes through bones,  etc. and none of those are as bad as what the scum of the earth dog fighters put the animal through, especially when they lose which usually results in them being murdered in heinous ways. I say we start doing to the pieces of crap that fight these dogs, action for action what they do to the animals, then I guarantee we’d see a decline in the behavior. A plus too would be that tax dollars wouldn’t have to pay for the criminals while they sit behind bars for a few months, if they are punished at all, because the “do unto others” rule would enable them to be tortured to death like they do to the animals!

Tia Torres from Pitbulls and Parolee’s has long been defending, protecting and rehabilitating Pitbulls (but she’s not bias to other breeds either), she was one of the first to step up and try to educate folks about the breed, God love her she has saved too many Pitbulls lives to count and is still going strong. She recognized from the beginning of the debate long ago that Pitbulls were getting an unfair, untrue bad rap and it was costing them their lives, what was more detrimental to the breed was that people jumped on the bandwagon and believed the breed to be vicious, never putting the blame on those that use them as if they were just an inanimate item of property.

However you have to get involved, do something even if it’s just supporting a no kill shelter for breeds that are being eradicated and not allowed within city limits, better yet find out where the elected officials in your area stand on this issue so you’ll know whether or not to campaign for votes for or against the officials next election. This warped thinking needs to be changed and soon and if the majority took a stand then positive change would be inevitable. Please do watch The Champion’s and tell all of your animal loving friends to do the same.

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Posted by on September 7, 2017 in All Things Animals


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Some PetSmart Fur Babies Available for Adoption

I went into PetSmart yesterday while I was out and like I always do I headed for the cats that are there for adoption, I don’t know why I visit the cats every time that I am down that way because it breaks my heart to see them confined to small cages, many fearful ones hiding in their litter boxes just to have a few moments peace from the barking dogs of customers visiting the store and small children poking at them through the cage bars while squealing loudly with delight.  Sadder yet are the kittens trapped in their cages, kittens are meant to be running around playing all day, getting into mischief and enjoying being like children. If I could I would take them all but I already have two cats that were once strays, as well as a dog that was once an abused and neglected little waif.

The small number of cats outside of the glass enclosure were from Animal Care Associates, a truly no kill shelter but the greater number of cats in cages behind the glass came from Griffin Pond Animal Shelter! In a way they are the lucky ones since there is an agreement with PetSmart that the cats brought from Griffin Pond do not go back to be euthanized and while that may mean that they spend a long time there, at least they will not be killed like so many others that were once at Griffin Pond. An A.C.A. long haired black and white kitten caught my eye because he was slightly cross eyed, it’s a horrible fact that kittens/cats like that, ones with the slightest imperfection are passed over for the cuter fur babies. It didn’t seem to matter that he was one of the more laid back I’ve ever seen, loving and playful, customers overlooked him, the closest anyone came was to stop and admire his sibling that shared the same cage. The little guy seemed to be resigned to it as if he’d spent his short lifetime watching everyone around him get the attention and compliments, society is so hung up on appearances, designer breeds of dogs and cats and hell, designer babies now! I must be one of the “abnormal” people that walk this planet because if I were to again take in an animal, by adoption or coming across an animal in need, I would take the most imperfect one that I could find and if there wasn’t an imperfect one I would take in the oldest I could find! People don’t want the old ones, they don’t want animals that are handicapped or deformed in any way, it’s all about looks!

I ran into a couple while I was in the store looking at the cats, you could tell that they had a true love for animals and they brought up the fiasco at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, as the name always has, it lit a fury in me and I explained to the couple that countless people have always donated to that shelter and by way of doing so, helped to euthanize countless animals. I have always advised folks that wanted to donate and make a difference to donate to a genuine no kill shelter, the woman that runs Animal Care Associates has devoted her life to helping animals in need and does not believe in killing animals just because there are so many of them in need. There are a hell of a lot of people in the world, we are on overload with overpopulation and God knows there are many more people than animals, but we don’t have any plan for population control, we certainly don’t kill our elderly or disabled citizens!

Years ago when I learned that many “no kill” shelters get away with calling themselves no kill by farming out the euthanization cases, what frauds these shelters are, people donate out of the goodness of their hearts to shelters like that and for what, to be duped? I once heard a few teenagers criticizing A.C.A. because the shelter wasn’t bigger, better, cleaner, the list goes on, I was so angry that I went over and educated them by explaining that the bigger shelters like Griffin Pond get all of the money and they euthanize vast numbers of animals. A.C.A. get’s little in the way of donations compared to bigger shelters so what do you expect! Which shelter would you rather give a donation to, one that kills animals daily or one that does not?

Next time you happen to be at PetSmart or any store that offers animal adoptions, take a good look at those fur babies, notice them hiding in the corner of their cages or in their own waste in their litter boxes and realize why that is. If you have children then why not teach them respect for animals, obviously if the animal is trying to escape or hide in their small cages they are afraid and don’t want to be poked at. Imagine being taken to a store or shelter and being locked in a cage, no fresh air, no exercise or play (always that way for cats in cages) kittens being taken from their mothers, they don’t understand what is going on and most are terrified. Don’t write an animal off because of these things by assuming that they are not a friendly, loving, sweet, beautiful, pet that is in dire need of a forever home.

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Posted by on September 5, 2017 in All Things Animals


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C Booth derma 36 Glycolic Acid Skin Resurfacing Solution

Have you ever been shopping the drug store anti-aging products aisle and (after you’re bowled over by the price of them all), you notice a bright pink w/white labeled bottle that you assume is a no name product, so you skim right over it and keep looking? I’m sure that you’ve seen this beauty, derma 36 Glycolic Acid Skin Resurfacing Solution but you probably never gave it a second look, you should have!

I have tried so many anti-aging products through the years that it’s a wonder my face hasn’t fallen off! We’ve all heard about the benefits of glycolic acid, but most products cap off with a low percentage of the acid, as by law they can only contain so much. Years ago I came across this one and it’s made a true believer out of me that a product doesn’t have to cost hundreds of dollars to work.

I started out using this every night after I washed my face, after a few days I increased it to twice a day in the morning after I wash my face and before applying any makeup. Just shake it up and grab a cotton ball and go over your face with it, can’t get any easier than that. After about a week and a half I truly did notice a huge difference in my skin, the fine lines around my eyes and my forehead, it was incredible, I couldn’t believe that this solution I’d never heard of before that could be such a gem.

Bottom line: I can’t remember the exact price it cost when I last bought the solution because I bought two bottles so I haven’t got it in awhile, I want to say twenty some dollars, but it is well worth the money and believe me when I say that I am always on the hunt for inexpensive products that give the “Cadillacs” of the beauty world a run for their money! It does work to help with the “aging face” and while it may burn and or tingle at first, just go with it because it let’s you know that it’s working! TWO thumbs way up!

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Posted by on August 28, 2017 in Makeup & Beauty Mania


It TIGHTLINE Full Lash Length Primer w/ Peptide Enhancing Serum

Every waterproof mascara junkie knows that it’s never easy to wash off at the end of the day, they also know that if you apply a regular (non waterproof) mascara before applying the waterproof it will help to remove it later. The joys of getting older isn’t just in the thinning of the hair on one’s head, but also in the “thinning” of the eyebrows and eyelashes. I think that all of us want beautiful eyelashes but not all of us are blessed with having them, for whatever reason. Believe it or not, the main reason I tried the Tightline was because I absolutely loved the tiny applicator brush it has, yes I know that’s probably a strange reason to some of you but nearly all of the mascara products made today have jumbo brushes that only serve to poke out your eyes and cause one to smear the mascara all over their face!

I didn’t notice any changes in my eyelashes themselves but I do have to say that I adore this product all around, it can be worn by itself in place of mascara if you want a natural look for daytime and can be worn under your waterproof mascara to help remove it later.

The pluses: the brush of the TIGHTLINE is tiny and fabulous, I absolutely love it and the control when applying it is unbelieveable, it can be worn in place of mascara if you’re in a hurry or wan’t a natural daytime look, it has never clumped on the brush or my lashes in all of the times that I have used it, it didn’t irritate my eyes (a big problem for me with many cosmetics).

The negatives: there are many drug store competitors which are much cheaper although I don’t think the TIGHTLINE is all that bad, considering. That’s about it though for the negatives, I am a fan of this product and will continue to use it regardless. TWO thumbs up!

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Posted by on August 28, 2017 in Makeup & Beauty Mania


It Cosmetics Hello Light Anti-Aging Radiance Creme Illuminator Review

I don’t think that older women should wear any cosmetic that is highly “illuminating”, by this I mean with big chunks of sparkle or super metallic, younger women can sometimes get away with it but it looks ridiculous on older women. I think that subtle sheen is the key for mature skin so the woman doesn’t look as though she was standing under a 70’s disco ball that exploded all over her face! I think that it just makes older women look as if they are trying too hard to recapture their youth, rather than embracing their maturity.

The it Hello Light Illuminator is a bit pricey in my opinion, but it lasts a looonnnggg time and offers a subtle sheen to hilight the face for both young and older women. Mine came with the applicator brush which I use only for that product, though the brush is a bit big for my taste and makes it a bit difficult to apply a thin line over my eyebrows, top lip and nose. This illuminator doesn’t irritate my skin at all and does it’s job well, it doesn’t have a scent to speak of so you don’t have to worry about offending yourself all day with an offensive fragrance.

The positives: the it Hello Light Illuminator does hilight your face with a subtle sheen that isn’t blatantly obvious, it can be ordered with the brush for application incase you don’t already have a hilighting brush, it seems to last a very long time with daily use and it isn’t loaded with fragrance that may clash with any of your other products.

The negatives: it cosmetics are not cheap-  I personally think they are expensive, the Hello Light is no exception, the brush is very large which makes it difficult to apply to smaller faces and on smaller areas of the face, it is a bit greasy and I noticed my face was oily where I apply it at the end of the day.

Bottom line, it is a decent face illuminator that works well and stays on but it does indeed have it’s drawbacks, if you don’t mind a bit of an oily/greasy product and can afford this one then it may be worth it for you. If I can find another highlighter with a subtle sheen I probably would not buy this one again.

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Posted by on August 28, 2017 in Makeup & Beauty Mania


Elf Eyebrow Wax Stick

I like a brow wax that keeps my brows in place all day, by the same token I don’t want the wax to feel heavy like there’s a two inch coating on them weighing them down. I’m all for quick application and when you use a wax that requires a brush to apply, it takes much longer and the application isn’t as precise. To me, a pencil style wax is fast amd convenient and I’m not as likely to accidently sweep up and onto my forehed, like I sometimes do with a brush applied wax, then you have to frantically scrub it off so as not to walk around with a unibrow all day! Then what you end up with is a giant white area where you washed the rest of your makeup off!

Back to the Elf Eyebrow Wax Stick, it stays put, keeps my eyebrows where I want them without a sticky, coated, heavy feel. For a minute after applying it may seem as if you applied too much on your brows, relax you didn’t, just give it a minute to “set”. It’s obviously clear so you don’t have to be concerned if you go a bit outside of the brow. Now I don;t know of any woman out there who will buy the pricey cosmetics just to brag to friends that they used the most expensive brand! The truth is, this one will set you back three bucks, just tell your friends it’s the more expensive one if you want to because it works just as well, if not better!

Verdict: the elf eyebrow wax stick is definitely worth the money, it’s a great product that keeps your brows where you want them and the price is right. Thumbs up!

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Posted by on August 28, 2017 in Makeup & Beauty Mania


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