Monday, November 24, 2014

Dark Circles Begone!

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 How to get rid of Dark circles

Dark circles are caused because of various reasons.  Smoking, staying up late, stress, working at the computer for long periods of time, excessive crying, lack of nutrient diet, alcohol, iron deficiency, fatigue, liver problems and some allergies are major causes of these dark circles.

First of all, remove the cause of skin discoloration. Get lots of rest!  Didn't you ever hear, "I must get my beauty sleep?  It's true.  Treat your allergies, eat healthy and drink plenty water, and if you want a little help here's a few natural remedies that I've found.

Almond oil: 

Regular use of almond oil work amazingly to fade dark circles. Apply almond oil gently on dark circles before going to bed. Do it daily until it fades off. It also improves the above layer of your skin.

Cucumber: 

Cucumber is a very effective home remedy for dark circles, and it helps relax the eyes. You can use cucumber in few ways, like you can massage your eyes with cucumber juice. Soak cucumber slice in cold water for few minutes and massage with that slices. OR place cucumber in the refrigerator then slice it, and place the slices on your eyes for 15 minutes.


Potato: 

Eating a potato and putting it on your skin are two different stories. Potato has the ability to transfer nutrients to your skin. Coolness of potato reduces the swelling and darkness. Place slices of chilled potato on your eyes for 10 to 15 minute to reduce darkness. You can also use grated potato.

Rose Water: 

Rose water is always an important ingredient in almost every face pack. Soak cotton in rose water, and put that soaked cotton on your closed eyes and leave it for 15 minutes. Follow this remedy regularly.

Ice Cubes: 

Wrap ice cubes in a cloth and put it over your eyes. It will give your eyes, a relaxing effect. Putting ice cubes on your eyes in the morning remove puffiness. Icing contracts your blood vessels and tightens your skin.

Tea bags:

Used tea bags act as a remedy to treat discoloration around eyes. Take used cool tea bags and put it on your eyes for 15 minutes. You can also put teabags in a refrigerator and they will be ready in the morning. Or you can also soak cotton in green tea and put it in closed eyes for 15 minutes.

Frozen Spoon: 

Frozen spoon and frozen peas can help you to get rid of dark circles. What you do is just to put 2 spoons in the freezer for 30 minutes then, put them on your eyes until they become warm.

Turmeric eye pack: 

Take 1 tsp tomato juice, 1 tsp lemon juice, a pinch of turmeric powder and a pinch of gram flour. Mix all these ingredients and form a paste. apply this paste to dark circles and wash it after 10 minutes. Regularly apply this remedy until dark circles disappear.

Mint: 

Mint leaves are also considered as good cure to dark circles. Crush mint to form a paste, and then apply this paste below your eyes. Leave it for 20 minutes. you can also add lemon juice or cucumber juice to make it more effective.

Tomato: 

It is an excellent ingredient to cure dark circles. Tomato has bleaching properties which helps in reducing discoloration. Take a tea spoon of tomato juice and mix it with half a teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply this liquid to dark area and let it sit for 15 minutes. If lemon juice causes burning, skip it next time.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

PLEASE READ "SPARK"!



Every story begins with a spark -- a tiny, gripping, powerful idea.  That's where the journey begins. Engineers, designers, artists, and countless others from all different walks of life touch the films and shows that you love.  It's a circus of artistry, a team effort, an incredible process. The spark becomes bigger than any single person, than any group of people. It becomes an experience.

Support storytellers. Where you watch matters. Visit wheretowatch.com for the movies and TV shows you love.  Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by and watching.



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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Take a peek!


This anthemic video from the film and television industry reminds us how Movies and TV shows bring us together. What we watch doesn't just entertain us, it inspires and moves us. It's the show that gave you the chills. The scene that left you crying from laughing so hard. The movie you watch when you are having a bad day. The things that drive you to be fearless. Make you get up and dance. The movie that makes you ask, "what would Ferris do?" Where the underdogs always come back on top. The storylines that redefine your own life experience. They change us, help us believe, and overcome any challenge life throws our way. This is the anthem that runs through the core of wheretowatch.com. Visit the site for simple search and easy access to the movies and TV shows you love.  


Enjoy!


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Start the Ripple...


I hope that some day I can start the ripple in my life, and I hope you get the chance too!  Don't let it pass you by.  Have a wonderful day.  Be happy, be healthy and be safe!


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Marvel's AVENGERS: "AGE OF ULTRON"! 5.01.15



A teaser trailer JUST FOR YOU! Marvel’s 

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON!

 

COMING TO A THEATER NEAR YOU MAY 1st, 2015~~~



Like THE AVENGERS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/avengers 

Follow THE AVENGERS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/avengers 

Marvel's AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON will hit theaters everywhere on May 1st, 2015! 

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Giveaway Entry Changes & Upcoming TOS Impacting Facebook Entries

I know you all have probably noticed that my 'mandatory' entry has changed recently to being a very random question.  That's because, like a lot of other bloggers out there, I had unknowingly been breaking the rules when it comes to blog giveaways.  

So, without getting into a lot of mumble jumble, and knowing there's big Facebook changes coming soon, I set out to educate myself on blog giveaways....and here's the two pesos version...

A mandatory blog entry can be either a "just click", a "enter your email & acknowledge the terms/rules", or a very generic blog comment. It has to be basically a "freebie"......(and every giveaway has to have a 'freebie')

It cannot be a mandatory like on a social media account, a sign up for a newsletter, or a visit to a third-party site with a comment on a product left on a blog.

Now these can be 'optional' entries (for now***)....but mandatory is a no-no.

Why? Because even though there is no 'purchase' per se.....by doing those things, an entrant is doing something that is of a benefit to the blogger or brand/company.....an additional follower, another person on the newsletter list, or increased traffic to a website is a form of compensation....it does have value....

....and this makes a "no purchase necessary" giveaway............turn into an illegal lottery.  Which has a whole host of other legalities, that I don't think bloggers dealing in $20+ items want to deal with!

NOW....having said that...these things are perfectly okay as optional entries....AS LONG AS...the optional entries aren't valued at more than the freebie mandatory.   Example...you can't have a 'just click to enter' valued at 1 entry...but the 'like me on Instagram' be valued at 5.  Everyone has to have the same initial shot....if people want to increase odds by fulfilling the other optional entries - or come back every day for the other freebie entries....that's fine.

This is why you've seen that I've changed the value of everything to 5 entry points. 

Re:  "for now*** ON NOVEMBER 5, Facebook is disallowing ANY type of Facebook like on a giveaway.....whether it is mandatory OR optional......"Like Gating" across the board will be against their TOS.  They want to see only 'organic' likes...meaning "I like your page because I like you" (not because you're giving me something in return for it).  I personally feel they are doing this more for $....as in they will find a way to charge people to have people like their pages (just like you can pay them to advertise your page or pay them to 'boost' your post for more people to see)....

Rafflecopter will be doing away with the option to do anything FB related some time in October.

Now, does this mean you can't like someone's page on Facebook? Of course not...it just can't be connected to gaining an entry somehow.  Can a blogger write "If you've enjoyed this post and would like to be kept up to date on more like it, you can follow me on FB"....Yes....as long as it's not connected to a 'you give me this, you get that' type of scenario (a like/an entry)

It's still not allowed to ask for a Google+ follow or have an entry for a re-pin on Pinterest

There are a lot of tweaks coming (or should be) from bloggers who run giveaways - and it seems the rules always get changed/updated......so if you enter giveaways, just bear with us as we get used to how things need to be done.

If you'd like to read more about specific rules concerning Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and more - Attorney Sara Hawkins has a wonderful series of articles on her website that are very helpful.

Bloggers, you can also find some really helpful guidance at Pink Heels Pink Truck - where she really breaks things down in a much easier to understand way than I probably just did! 

It's all confusing and no doubt some people will continue to either run contests with 'like this', 'follow on G+', and 'pin this' options, or interpret the rules another way than I do.  There are many schools of thought on this, and many cases of 'well I didn't know' (I mean, I didn't know up until recently).....but whether you have 10 followers or 10,000, we all have to follow the rules and it's our responsibility to keep up with all the changes - and there are many that happen constantly.  There have also been bloggers who have had their blog shut down or their Facebook closed....and that's just a lot of hard work down the drain.

SO....there's a little explanation as to why you'll be seeing some changes coming to this blog, and others, in the near future! Any of the links above are great resources that cover the topics very well.

If you really like someone's blog, I would urge you to take a minute to follow them on their social media sites - even if it's not for an entry.  More followers will benefit you as a reader or as a sweeper because companies do look at numbers of followers when they're looking for blogs to work with.....so by supporting blogs you like, you're also helping them be seen by brands who can then bring you nicer products for giveaways & reviews! It's a win-win-win situation!  

Thank you to GiGi Parker for which I wouldn't have known I have been doing it wrong.  BUMMER!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Door of Hell!


 Door to hell, Derweze, Turkmenistan

Derweze is rich in natural gas, and while drilling in 1971, Soviet geologists tapped into a cavern filled with natural gas. The ground collapsed leaving a large hole 70 meters in diameter. To avoid poisonous gas discharge, it was decided that the best solution would be to burn it off. Geologists expected the fire to use all the fuel in a matter of days, however the gas is still burning today. 
The Locals have dubbed the cavern “The Door of Hell”, and it definitely looks like it to me!  Goosebumps here for sure!  I found this on a blog "
13 SECRET PLACES YOU DID NOT KNOW EXISTED PHOTOS
***  I found this at...  http://flyingthenest.tv/secret-places-in-the-world/  All credit is there.  I just had to share!

 
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