5 Tips for Beautiful Skin at 40 and Beyond

Filed under: by: Gerritnow

Everybody wants the fresh and beautiful skin that you see in magazines. You may think that it’s virtually impossible to achieve, particularly after the age of 40. You see the ads or you see people that truly have that beautiful skin and it somehow seems out of reach. As so much of us changes after the age of 40, we somehow think deep down that perhaps our days with flawless skin are over. That couldn’t be further from the truth though!

No matter what age you are, there are certain ways to achieve that beautiful skin you’ve always dreamed of. This doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive, contrary to popular belief. To achieve healthy and beautiful skin, particularly over the age of 40, involves some simple but effective practices. Here are some tips that really do work in achieving beautiful skin:

1. Moisturize: Your skin begins to lose its natural moisture somewhere around the age of 40, and this results in drier skin that you’ve likely ever had. Therefore it’s important that you replace that moisture on a daily basis. If you never turned to a good moisturizer before, then it’s time to find one that works for you. It doesn’t need to be expensive, but it does need to be concentrated and able to replenish the moisture that you lose at this pivotal age. Be sure to use moisturizer every morning before applying makeup, and after you wash your face each night for the best effects.

2. Be Diligent About Your Washing: When you’re in your twenties or even your thirties, you may be able to skip a face washing here and there. When you’re in your forties and your skin is changing, it’s extra important to wash. Find a washing ritual that works for you that includes a good cleansing soap and a non-drying toner or astringent. You want to be sure to get all makeup off and remove any dirt or substances that your skin may have encountered throughout the day. It’s best to wash every morning and night for the most beautiful skin possible, as this will really help it to glow if it’s truly a ritual.

3. Exfoliate on a Regular Basis: You need to get rid of the dead skin that gathers, and the only way to do so is to exfoliate. You don’t want to do this every day as it can scour away perfectly good healthy and new skin. You do however want to consider exfoliation as a weekly ritual. Look for a good exfoliating cream or create your own using a sugar scrub as the basis. As you remove the dead skin, you reveal a fresh layer of beautiful and fresh skin beneath if you do this on a regular basis.

4. Take Your Vitamins: Your vitamins become especially important in your forties and beyond because they can help with so many things. Vitamins can help to replenish anything your body is deficient in or requires, and that’s quite important when it comes to beautiful and healthy looking skin. Vitamins A and E are particularly important because they help to restore healthy skin and leave it rejuvenated. At a time in your life when you may be deficient in certain things, these vitamins will ensure that your skin gets what you need.

5. Turn to Natural and Healthy Foods: Not only are healthy natural foods important as a part of your diet, but they can also work well as face masks too. Using ingredients such as avocado, honey, milk, oatmeal, and eggs can help to provide amazing and radiant skin. Eating the right foods can also help to ensure that you maintain healthy skin as part of your healthy lifestyle.

Since your skin is your largest organ, you want to do your part to protect it. Achieving beautiful skin after 40 doesn’t have to be difficult, nor does it have to be expensive. You just need to know what to do and be diligent in taking care of yourself. You’ll have that skin that will be the envy of everyone around you in no time!

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Tommy Hilfiger Women's Down Jacket Giveaway!

Filed under: by: Gerritnow


Hey, Just to let you know that Vuzme is giving away this stylish elegant, Tommy Hilfiger Women's Down Jacket.


To win, simply sign up and post a comment and tell them why you would like to win this.

Hurry on over there and comment to win this Tommy Hilfiger Women's Down Jacket

Cheers

Debbie


Snuggie Fleece Blanket (As Seen On TV) Giveaway

Filed under: by: Gerritnow


Hey just to let you know that I joined this awesome, really cool social network site called Vuzme and I have decided to host my giveaways going forward on the Vuzme site. You can join the site for absolutely free and as soon as you join send me a friend request and I will surely accept.


The next giveaway is the snuggie fleece blanket (As Seen on TV). Another fantastic Giveaway. I just got mine and I immediately thought of doing a review and giveaway for it.


The snuggie fleece blanket is great for sofa surfing and even for boating.


It Has Sleeves & Is Super-Soft, It Does Not Slip & Slide Like A Regular Blanket So It Keeps You Warm From Head To Toe while allowing complete freedom of movement. Read, Eat, Sew, Use The Remote, Talk On The Phone Or Work On Your Laptop In Complete Comfort, You Can Also Use Outside To Keep Warm At Sporting Events, One Size Fits All, 71" x 54", Machine Washable, As Seen On TV.

You can see more details for this giveaway on the Vuzme site.


To enter the contest, sign up at Vuzme, send me a friend request, I will accept and then you can comment on my Vuzme blog page where I am hosting this giveaway.


Join Vuzme and enter the contest to win this fantastic, awesome SNUGGIE!!


I look forward to connecting with you on Vuzme


Debbie






$40 Paypal or Amazon.com Gift card Giveaway is now closed!

Filed under: by: Gerritnow

Hi my lovely readers, for the next few months I am going to be giving away cash or gift cards, that way you get to decide what to spend your gift card or money on.

For this giveaway a lucky reader of mine will be winning $40 PayPal Cash or if you have no PayPal an Amazon.com $40 Gift Certificate. Winner will decide which they prefer.

I recently came across this site that gives away cash and freebies, you should check it out! It is: GratisProject.com You simply:

· Register at GratisProject.com

· Confirm your email address by logging into your email account and clicking the link provided in the email automatically sent to you after registration.

· Log into your new account and fill out/edit any information you want.

· Sign up referred/unreferred at "http://50.GratisProject.com."

· Once you've successfully registered, complete your prize requirements.

· Refer a friend, family member, co-worker, anyone!

· Once they've completed their prize requirements, redeem your 50 points by clicking "Order" on the left panel of your freebie interface.

· Once your submission has been approved, 50 points will be added to your GratisProject.com account.

· Spend those 50 points on PayPal cash outs at the Freebie Store!

I signed up, completed my prize requirements, referred a friend of mine and I received my 50 points which I used at the freebie store for $40 free PayPal cash. I received my cash within 24 hours. Exciting that is!

Back to my giveaway..... this is HOW TO WIN:

You need to visit newsvibe.blogspot.com watch a short news video clip then come back and leave a comment and tell me about the clip you just watched. It’s that simple!

For additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and leave a post that you did and where.
2. Subscribe to my blog.
3. Facebook, Twitter or Myspace about this contest.
4. Add the Gerritnow Button to your site (see right hand side for button)

5. For 3 extra entries, email 3 of your friends about this giveaway, cc me and make sure you leave 3 separate comments.

6. Buy a spot (costs $1) on my top spots (to the right).


*Enter by 11:59pm (EST) on Tuesday, September 29, 2009. The winner will be chosen randomly.

IMPORTANT: This contest is open to US residents only* Please make sure you include your email address in your comment. If you have a blogger account, ensure your email address could be accessible through your blog profile. If there is no email address provided to contact the winner, another person will be chosen.



CLICK HERE TO ENTER GIVEAWAY


>>>>> WINNER >>>>>>

This Giveaway contest is now closed and I am happy to announce the winner.....on behalf of GratisProject.com: The winner is comment #9, - Dina

Congratulations!!

Dior J'adore 1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray Giveaway is now closed!

Filed under: by: Gerritnow

I am back!! I said I’ll be back and guess what I am excited to be back. My ever so wonderful sponsor, Savespro has done it again. They've asked me to giveaway this lovely and sophisticated J’adore Perfume (retail $72) to one of my lucky readers ...a round of applause for my sponsors once again!!





Here’s a review of the Perfume from one of Savespro customers:

I've always loved J'adore. I'm not a big perfume person and scents come and go. However, J'adore always seems to hit at the top of my list. J'adore exudes sophistication, elegance, and intelligence. It goes well on a young woman or an older woman. It lasts so long in one day, and sometimes you can smell hints of it the next day even after bathing.Sometimes you can't smell it, but others can. It’s a perfect balance between sweet and open. It’s an open scent without being too sweet. It’s one of the scents where people can project whatever positive onto it so it’s not offensive to many people. If you want something a little more sweet you can try Givenchy's Very Irresistible Eau de Parfum. It smells very similar to J'adore but with a patchouli punch which some people find slightly sensual. Even against this nice smelling fragrance, J'adore still has more depth to its scent, many layers of interesting to it so you never get bored and you can wear it to an opera or to the board room, it’s so versatile. I consider it the Grace Kelly scent because it’s alluring, feminine, and sensual without being vulgar and intelligent.

I totally agree and one of my readers is about to win this Perfume! How exciting!

Okay now to the fun part….HOW TO WIN

You need to visit Savespro then come back and leave a comment and tell me another product you would like to have.

For additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and leave a post that you did and where.
2. Subscribe to my blog.
3. Facebook, Twitter or Myspace about this contest.
4. Add the Gerritnow Button to your site (see right hand side for button)
5. For 3 extra entries, buy a spot (costs $1) on my top spots (to the right) and make sure you leave 3 separate comments.


*Enter by 11:59pm (EST) on Sunday, August 23, 2009. The winner will be chosen randomly using random.org and 50 runner-up winners will receive a free eBook titled POSITIVE THINKING TO BUILD UP YOUR BUSINESS AND YOURSELF (Retail value $47)


IMPORTANT: Please make sure you include your email address in your comment. If you have a blogger account, ensure your email address could be accessible through your blog profile. If there is no email address provided to contact the winner, another person will be chosen.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER GIVEAWAY




>>>>>> WINNER >>>>>>

This Giveaway contest is now closed and I am happy to announce the winner.....on behalf of Savespro.com: The winner is comment #32, - Marge

Congratulations!!


The e-book has been sent via email to all who participated in the contest. If you haven't received it yet please email me and I will ensure you receive yours. Thanks!!!

Don't Waste Your Hard Earned Cash

Filed under: by: Gerritnow

Don't spin your wheels and waste your hard earned cash on ANYTHING...until you read the definitive guide to success online!

  • What's the very first thing you should do when beginning your online business? It may surprise you how many people fail to plan properly...and the outcome of this failure to plan can be disastrous!

  • What kind of business should you start? It may be a bit strange to understand, but any area that has experts, usually has area for experts to market a product. But what exactly should you be looking at?

  • What in the world is affiliate marketing??? Some people prefer not to deal with any of the normal hassles, such as dealing with customers, fulfilling orders or even having to take payments. Could affiliate marketing be the perfect fit for you?

  • Once you do decide on a direction, how do you go about taking payments from customers? Do you need your own merchant account, or would a third party solution work fine?

  • Find the answers at Online Business 101



    Debbie

    Hey!

    Filed under: by: Gerritnow

    Just to let y'all know that I will be taking some time off, but I will be back posting more giveaways soon, SO STAY TUNED!!

    Before I forget, please check out www.momblogmania.com If you are looking to connect with moms or you would like to promote your blog or Etsy shop. Check it out!!! Loads of interesting stuff there!!


    Debbie

    Columbia Sportswear Women's Benton Springs Fleece Giveaway is now closed!

    Filed under: by: Gerritnow



    Hi everyone, the fleece is back! By popular demand. I have a couple of these fleece jackets and honestly, I can't really live without it. They are by far the most comfortable. They are perfect for movies or being on the water in the summer. I live in mine in the fall and I wear it under my jacket or over a hoodie in the winter. I simply can't resist the lovely appeal of this fleece jacket.

    It comes in different colours and sizes such as beet, navy, green, white, black, charcoal heather, violet, popsicle, blue, bark, large, medium, small, X-large, X-small, XX-large.



    HOW TO WIN:

    You need to visit Savespro then come back and leave a comment and tell me another product you would like to have. The more entries you make the higher your chances of winning!

    For additional entries:

    1. Blog about this giveaway and leave a post that you did and where.

    2. Subscribe to my blog.

    3. Facebook, Twitter or Myspace about this contest.

    4. Add the Gerritnow Button to your site (see right hand side for button)

    5. For 3 extra entries, buy a spot (costs $1) on my top spots (to the right) and make sure you leave 3 separate comments.

    *Enter by 11:59pm (EST) on Sunday, March 22, 2009.
    The winner will be chosen randomly using random.org and 1 runner-up winner will receive a $10 Savespro.com Gift Certificate.

    IMPORTANT: Please make sure you include your email address in your comment. If you have a blogger account, ensure your email address could be accessible through your blog profile. If there is no email address provided to contact the winner, another person will be chosen.


    CLICK HERE TO ENTER GIVEAWAY

    >>>>>> WINNER >>>>>>

    This Giveaway contest is now closed and I am happy to announce the winner.....on behalf of Savespro.com: The winner is comment #97, - Mandy

    The runner-up winner is comment #21 - Jacobsen Family

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    Cuisinart Pro Classic Food Processor Giveaway is now closed!

    Filed under: by: Gerritnow

    This is one amazing food processor. Features include a 7-cup work bowl, four basic attachments for slicing, shredding, chopping, mixing, and kneading, and also features two feed tube options, one big enough to handle a whole potato.

    This food processor has become an integral part of cooking, speeding up a multitude of processes, including emulsifying mayonnaise, kneading dough, slicing, chopping, shredding cheese, vegetables and meat, mincing garlic and parsley and mixing batters.

    It comes with a compact cover for
    use when the feed tube isn't needed and a pulse control that allows the desired degree of fineness when chopping and puréeing.

    I love the fact that all the parts are dishwasher-safe, the motor base wipes clean and
    you can also remove the detachable stem for compact storage of discs.



    You also get a custom-contoured spatula, 50-page recipe booklet and a 30-minute video designed to familiarize you with the care and use of the food processor.

    WOW! this is definitely
    a perfect giveaway for my readers.

    HOW TO WIN:

    You need to visit Savespro then come back and leave a comment and tell me another product you would love to have. The more entries you make the higher your chances of winning!

    For additional entries:

    1. Blog about this giveaway and leave a post that you did and where.

    2. Subscribe to my blog.

    3. Facebook, Twitter or Myspace about this contest.

    4. Add the Gerritnow Button to your site (see right hand side for button)

    5. For 3 extra entries, buy a spot (costs $1) on my top spots (to the right) and make sure you leave 3 separate comments. Proceeds go to the Angel Rays Foundation Charity.

    *Enter by 11:59pm (EST) on Sunday, March 15, 2009.
    Winner will be chosen randomly using random.org and 2 runner-up winners will each receive a $10 Savespro.com Gift Certificate.

    IMPORTANT: Please make sure you include your email address in your comment. If you have a blogger account, ensure your email address could be accessible through your blog profile. If there is no email address provided to contact the winner, another person will be chosen.

    CLICK HERE TO ENTER GIVEAWAY

    >>>>>> WINNER >>>>>>

    This Giveaway contest is now closed and I am happy to announce the winner.....on behalf of Savespro.com: The winner is comment #22, - fit celebs

    The runner-up winners are comments #2 and #36 - Chris and Amy

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    Presto Pro EverSharp Electric Knife Sharpener Giveaway is now closed!

    Filed under: by: Gerritnow

    Another lovely giveaway from Savespro.com. The Presto Pro Eversharp electric knife sharpener. I received this on time from Savespro and I have since used it and this is simply an amazing tool to have in your kitchen. I was so impressed with this when I got it that before I knew it I had sharpened all my my knives some of them cheap ones and some expensive and they are all like brand new. The beauty about this is that it only took me a few minutes to sharpen all my knife sets.



    Here are some Features:

    Electric sharpener produces razor-sharp knives in just minutes
    Uses professional grade sapphirite sharpening wheels
    Blade guides automatically hold knife at the ideal angle
    2-stage system sharpens, then hones blades
    8-1/4 by 5-3/4 by 4 inches; 2-year warranty

    This really beats carrying a knife in your purse to the sharpening shop. Just do it all at home with ease using this wonderful Presto knife sharpener from Savespro.com

    HOW TO WIN:


    You need to visit Savespro then come back and leave a comment and tell me another product you would love to have. The more entries you make the higher your chances of winning and make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry!

    For additional entries:

    1. Blog about this giveaway and leave a post that you did and where.

    2. Subscribe to my blog.

    3. Facebook, Twitter or Myspace about this contest.

    4. Add the Gerritnow Button to your site (see right hand side for button)

    5. Tell me what you like about Savespro.com

    6. Email your friends telling them about this giveaway and cc me: gerritnow@gmail.com

    7. Buy a spot (costs $1) on my top spots (to the right) for 3 extra entries and Make sure you leave 3 separate comments


    *Enter by 11:59pm (EST) on Sunday, March 08, 2009.
    Winner will be chosen randomly using random.org and 2 runner-up winners will each receive a $10 Savespro.com Gift Certificate.

    IMPORTANT: Please make sure you include your email address in your comment. If you have a blogger account, ensure your email address could be accessible through your blog profile. If there is no email address provided to contact the winner, another person will be chosen.


    CLICK HERE TO ENTER GIVEAWAY


    >>>>>> WINNER >>>>>>

    This Giveaway contest is now closed and I am happy to announce the winner.....on behalf of Savespro.com: The winner is comment #69, - Rosi Connor

    The runner-up winners are comments #2 and #48 - Mama Bear and Ginger

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!


    High School Musical 3 DVD (Extended Edition) Giveaway is now closed!

    Filed under: by: Gerritnow

    Yes here is another lovely giveaway for my readers. I heard so much about this highly anticipated DVD and I went looking for it and guess where I found it? Savespro.com! I ordered one for my niece and I requested a giveaway which I am happy to let you know that my request was granted, and here it is.



    Savespro.com is giving one lucky reader of mine this phenomenal High School Musical hits new heights in High School Musical 3 DVD.



    All you have to do to win this is:

    Visit Savespro.com then come back and leave a comment and tell me another product you would like to have. The more entries you make the higher your chances of winning and make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry!

    For additional entries:

    1. Blog about this giveaway and leave a post that you did and where.

    2. Subscribe to my blog.

    3. Facebook, Twitter or Myspace about this contest.

    4. Add the Gerritnow Button to your site (see right hand side for button)

    5. Tell me what you like about Savespro.com

    6. Email two of your friends telling them about this giveaway and cc me: gerritnow@gmail.com - 2 extra entries! Make sure you leave a comment for each entry

    *Enter by 11:59pm (EST) on Sunday, March 01, 2009.
    By entering, you hereby agree to the rules and disclaimer listed here. Winner will be chosen randomly using random.org

    2 runner-up prize winners will each receive $10 Savespro.com Gift Certificates

    IMPORTANT: Please make sure you include your email address in your comment. If you have a blogger account, ensure your email address could be accessible through your blog profile. If there is no email address provided to contact the winner, another person will be chosen.


    CLICK HERE TO ENTER GIVEAWAY

    >>>>>> WINNER >>>>>>

    This Giveaway contest is now closed and I am happy to announce the winner.....on behalf of Savespro.com: The winner is comment #65, - CRaymond

    The runner-up winners are comments #3 and #32 - Jackie and Tamara B

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!


    Eddie Bauer® Bridgeport 6-pc. Luggage Set Giveaway is now closed!

    Filed under: by: Gerritnow

    I love this luggage set. I just received it from Savespro.com and I am absolutely loving it. I asked if I could giveaway the same set. I waited patiently for an answer from Savespro.com and they replied today saying that they would give one lucky reader of mine the same set (brand new). I am so thrilled and looking forward to announcing the winner of this fantastic giveaway.





    Some features of this set include:

    • Expandable 6-pc. Luggage Set
    • Includes Toiletry Case, Folding Garment Bag, Travel Tote, 2 Rolling Uprights, Duffel Bag
    • Comes with 15-yr. Warranty
    • Mocha Exterior
    • Ideal for Business Travel, Extended Stays, Family Vacations
    • Water-Resistant, Durable Tear-Resistant Construction
    More features listed here

    HOW TO WIN:

    You need to visit Savespro.com then come back and leave a comment and tell me another product you would like to have. The more entries you make the higher your chances of winning and make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry!

    For additional entries:

    1. Blog about this giveaway and leave a post that you did and where.

    2. Subscribe to my blog.

    3. Facebook, Twitter or Myspace about this contest.

    4. Add the Gerritnow Button to your site (see right hand side for button)

    5. Tell me what you like about Savespro.com

    6. Email two of your friends telling them about this giveaway and cc me: gerritnow@gmail.com - 2 extra entries! Make sure you leave a comment for each entry

    *Enter by 11:59pm (EST) on Saturday, February 28, 2009.
    By entering, you hereby agree to the rules and disclaimer listed here. Winner will be chosen randomly using random.org

    2 runner-up prize winners will each receive $10 Savespro.com Gift Certificates

    IMPORTANT: Please make sure you include your email address in your comment. If you have a blogger account, ensure your email address could be accessible through your blog profile. If there is no email address provided to contact the winner, another person will be chosen.



    CLICK HERE TO ENTER GIVEAWAY

    >>>>>> WINNER >>>>>>

    This Giveaway contest is now closed and I am happy to announce the winner.....on behalf of Savespro.com: The winner is comment #86, - Jay Newman

    The runner-up winners are comments #14 and #150 - Peggy and Sue S

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!