Get The Biz: Easy Laundry Tips and How To Remove Harsh Stains

This is an exciting time of the year.  We have college football games, holiday parties, and charity events.  But, let’s talk about the elephant in the room and that’s stains.

All of the delicious food and travel can be a breeding ground for loose debris on clothing.  That means laundry duties are extended beyond normal time constraints.

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Unless you want to spend quality time at the dry-cleaners (which is no fun) knowing how to clean your clothing can be an advantage.  The first step is to understand there’s a difference between general washing and stain removal.  It’s advised that stains are treated prior to washing.

Biz is a stain and odor eliminator. Not only does it enhance the color in clothing but the product removes stains.

The Stain Removal Process:

To eliminate harsh stains such as blood, grass, grape juice, or chocolate pretreat the area with a small cape of Biz Stain and Odor Eliminator.  Wet the stained area and gently rub the liquid (Biz) in the fabric.  Place the items in the washing machine with your normal detergent and let it dry.  It’s just that easy to remove stains!

Unlike other stain removal products, Biz does not leave a clear film on clothing. Having the right products and strategies in place makes laundry day easy. Also, don’t forget to use clothing baskets and a hanging rack for gentle items.

Purchase Biz Stain and Odor Eliminator at Amazon or Target.

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Tackle cold-weather skin issues with quick solutions from PÜR, Masque Bar, AMOREPACIFIC and Avon!

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NEW! PÜR Purple Pore Punisher Pore-Tightening Mask

SKIN ISSUE: Clogged Pores

SOLUTION: Formulated with natural ingredients like charcoal, witch hazel water, and glycerin, this purple peel-off mask detoxifies the skin by purging clogged pores.

Buy it at ULTA or online at for $26



SKIN ISSUE: Dull, Dehydrated Skin

SOLUTION: This wash off mask contains fermented green tea leaf extract that delivers immediate antioxidants and hydration to the complexion.

Buy it at Sephora or online at for $170


NEW! Masque Bar Hydro Eye Patches

SKIN ISSUE: Tired, Dark Under Eyes

SOLUTION: Enriched with coconut extract to improve skins elasticity, these gold and charcoal under eye patches moisturize and soothe the delicate under eye area.

Buy them online at Masque.Bar for $2.99 each


NEW! Avon True Color Lip Glow Lip Gloss

LAST STEP: After you’ve masked and fixed your skin issues, apply a few swipes of this clear gloss enriched with Chia Seeds and Rose Hip Oils to provide high-shine and nourishing moisture to the lips

Buy it online at for $8

3 Easy Tips To Expand Your Friendship Group or Girl Tribe

If Jane Austen were writing a version of Pride and Prejudice for the 21st century, her opening lines would have been very different. Rather than focusing on a man of good fortune being in want of a wife, the more universally acknowledged truth in 2018 is that making friends as an adult is extremely difficult.

The difficulty of making friends as an adult is a common refrain of the modern age for one good reason: it tends to be true. Making friends as a child was easy – most of us didn’t even really think about the process at all – but as an adult, it’s far more challenging.

However, while we all universally accept that it’s difficult to make friends as an adult, there’s no denying that having friends is hugely beneficial – to our well-being, our lifestyles, and even our health. So how can you overcome the barriers to making friends once and for all?

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#1 – Focus on mutual interests

The best way to connect with new people as an adult is to look for mutual interests. This can be something rather broad, such as a shared interest in fitness; or more niche, such as taking up gaming in order to make friends with players from all over the world. With a mutual interest, you always have a point of discussion; something to ease you into the friendship and give you a chance to connect.

Mutual interest friendships tend to go one of two ways: you then begin to share other aspects of your lives, or the friendship remains within the interest that brought you together. Both types of friendship are beneficial, so it’s best to be open-minded, and see where things lead.

#2 – Ensure you have the time for new friends

If you are hoping your friendships will expand beyond focusing on mutual interests, then you will likely need to ensure you have the time for a new friendship. Modern life is busy, and many friendships – both the newly-established and those from childhood – struggle when confronted with a hectic schedule. If you are going to go to the effort of making new friends, you need to be willing to compromise and make time for that friendship in order for it to flourish.

If you suspect you don’t have time for an endless array of meetups and evenings out, then it may be best to focus your search for new friends online. Online friendships can hugely enrich your life, while still enjoying a tacit understanding that “real life” has to take priority from time to time.

#3 – Let the friendship evolve naturally

If you are keen to make new friends, it’s often tempting to try and accelerate the process; skip past the introductory stage and get into the deep-and-meaningful phase of friendship. This is understandable, but it’s also unlikely to work. Friendships, like romantic relationships, have to be allowed room to breathe and proceed naturally. Finding new friends is a long-term investment, and there’s no shortcut to intimacy, so be sure you’re willing to give a new friendship the space it needs to develop on its own.

In conclusion

With the tips above in mind, you should be able to ensure your experience of finding new friends – even as an adult – is as effective as it can be.

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Overcoming Previous Beauty Mistakes: Dress Disasters and Skincare Rescue

When you look back at old pictures of yourself online, you cringe at your outfit choices, hairstyles, and condition of your skin. You never want to return back to that place of bad fashion sense and awful hair choices. You’re still trying the get the best skin you possibly can, but you realize this can take a lot of time. You have to have a sense of humor about the fashion faux pas you made in the past; growing into your own style is all about the learning curve you experience along the way. Instead of beating yourself up about it, put on a smile and look ahead to a better and more beautiful style.

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Dress Disasters

Perhaps you look back at your prom pictures and wish you had picked a better-colored dress for your skin tone or you feel ashamed at what you wore for your 18th birthday party. You don’t have to have this fear anymore, you just need to look in the right place for dresses to suit your style. If you click here you will find a whole range of dresses that will suit any occasion you need to attend. No more blushing or embarrassing memories for you!

Skin SOS

When you were a teenager you suffered from pretty bad skin and you are still trying to combat the zits to this day. Changing up your skincare regime will do wonders for your confidence and will also prevent you from making those same beauty mistakes all over again. Try not to layer your skin with too much makeup in order to cover a blemish; you will actually be drawing more attention to it if you do this. Don’t touch, pick or squeeze the pesky thing, simply apply a calming treatment and let it go down naturally.

Hair Help

You are guilty of dying your hair with bleach when you were younger and it’s never quite recovered. Visit your local hairdresser for a Keratin or Olaplex treatment which will restore the natural strength of your hair very quickly.

Body Blunders

When you see yourself in pictures you are pretty ashamed of certain parts of your body, although you shouldn’t be at all, you might want to take action and make yourself feel better. You can exercise without even realizing it, whether you’re dancing in a Zumba class or rollerblading with your friends, you will soon feel more body confident.

Whether you need to smarten up your sense of style or work on your body insecurities, you can start to leave your beauty blunders in the past. Wanting to work on your fashion and update your look will do wonders for your confidence in the long run, so don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone once in a while. Fashion is ever changing for a reason, so something you love today might seem like an outrageous choice in a couple of months. As long as you are wearing something that makes you feel chic, sophisticated and confident you will never have to worry about your style choices again.

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PARIS Fashion Week: Kristina Fidelskaya’s Summer 2019 Collection

Attitude is identity. In a world choked by material overabundance, luxury is no longer in maximalist declarations that scream the wealth of their owner, but in the small gestures that speak of care, of attention, of love. Self-possession becomes the only currency by which to measure true worth.

Kristina Fidelskaya’s Summer 2019 collection transmutes the definition of a style into a declaration of what makes the everyday reality. Gone are the trappings of passé luxury. Subtle details – raw selvage turned into a jour-de-Venise border, fabric so beautiful it removes the need for lining, the substantial hand of even the lightest fabrics – stand out, but only to the precious few who have learned to appreciate fashion’s highest crafts. It is a reminder that we are valued not for any accumulation of material goods but for the imprint we leave on the world.

Finding inspiration in the New Realism movement, it is an ode to “collective singularity,” an exploration of shapes, volumes, and finishes defined not by a common thread but by the very differences that set them apart from each other. In the manner of Raymond Hains, garments are shorn of embellishments to reveal a layered, textured meaning, and to bring out a bold essentiality, rather than minimalism. A summer palette of blush nudes, creamy whites or sharp blacks speaks of lightness and air. Bold hues of yellow and metallic touches collide with intent, reminiscent of the artist’s tarpaulin, bearing witness to each brushstroke as much as any artwork.

In the manner of Arte Povera, Kristina Fidelskaya is drawn to materials that evoke the natural world but who, despite their apparent simplicity, carry within them the very essence of luxury. The crispness of techno-taffeta, a whisper of metallic viscose gazar, the simplicity of a laminated silk popeline, a vichy check figured at once literally and in patterns created by drawn thread work, all speak of a modern world in which memory is not erased but enhanced by the work of craftspeople. Silhouettes play with the boundaries between genders, taking cues from David Bowie but also the wild freedom of Deauville in the Gilded Age. If the overarching visual impression is of contemporary grunge, it is to better express the freedom that rises from a post-consumerist setting.

In her Summer collection, Kristina Fidelskaya stays true to the one constant: femininity seen as both statement and art, a quality that remains through time.


Top Dermatologist Recommended Products for Your Best Skin Yet

From breakthrough bio-placenta serums to supplements, the below new launches and best-sellers are dermatologist-approved for glowing skin year round.

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Dear by Renée Skin Renewal Serum (79.95,

Growth factors, which are found naturally in the skin, promote elastin and collagen formation. Sadly as we age, these growth factor levels drop, but Dear by Renée Skin Renewal Serum contains Bio-Placenta, which is a naturally derived growth factor inducing product. It’s a smaller and much more sophisticated delivery system by using growth factors in order to implement change on a deeper level. Clinical studies show that these 5 growth factors can diminish visible wrinkling by 46%, increase skin elasticity by 47%, and increase skin hydration by 64%. – Board Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Dendy Engelman


Arbonne RE9 Advanced Prepwork Cleansing Polish ($32,

“The Arbonne RE9 Advanced Prepwork Cleansing Polish has exfoliating ingredients but is still gentle on the skin. It’s vegan, gluten free, and allergy tested, and contains ingredients such as ceramides to improve hydration. Whereas some exfoliating cleansers can only be used 1-2 times a week, the Prepwork Cleansing Polish can be used daily on most skin types without causing irritation.” – Dermatologist, Dr. Naissan O. Wesley, MD, FACMS Arbonne Scientific Advisory Board Member


jane iredale Skin Accumax® ($65.80 for a single pack at

Combines vitamins A and C with DIM, a highly-active phytonutrient found in broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and kale. This holistic formula is easily absorbed by the body and is designed to clear all types of acne and improve overall the health of the skin from the inside out. Results show Skin Accumax helps to clear acne breakouts as early as ten to twelve weeks. – Recommended by Dr. Missy Clifton

*clinical trials can be provided upon request


NeoCell Berry Lemon Super Collagen ($39.95,

“I love NeoCell’s new Berry Lemon Super Collagen! Great for people who have smoothies in the morning. I start all my patients that are concerned with signs of skin thinning such as creepy skin and skin laxity on it at least 4 weeks before we do in office procedures and continue after the procedure to boost collagen regeneration.” – Board Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Julie Russak


How to Achieve a Healthy Lifestyle: #LivingYourBestLife

Throughout your life, you will have many ambitions. Perhaps you want a family one day and to get married, to land your dream job, or travel the world. Whatever you want to achieve in your future, a part of that should be getting a healthy lifestyle so that you are able to enjoy and celebrate all the great things to come. It can, however, be hard to know exactly what you need to do in order to be at the peak of your health, so this handy guide will help you out by giving you some ideas of how to be in the best condition of your life and look out for your health.

The right treatment

No matter how healthy you are, every now and again a trip to the doctors will be necessary for one reason or another, and this is not a bad thing as the medical professionals can help you to achieve this healthy lifestyle you want. However, doctors and nurses are not infallible and can make mistakes. If this happens, you need to make sure you get the right advice on how to get compensation for any negative effects caused by the negligence of the medical professionals who treated you. The Medical Negligence Experts are a great resource for this and can help you get justice if your health has been harmed.

Keeping strong

Exercise is always something sighted as being a must if you want to be healthy, and for good reason too. By doing some frequent physical activity, you can lengthen your lifespan and remain mobile for many years to come. One great exercise to do, especially if you struggle with high impact sports like running and cycling, is yoga. The health benefits of yoga are manifold, as frequent practice can improve your posture and protect your spine, build muscle mass making you stronger, while also having a positive effect on your mental health as well, as yoga has been proven to be a calming way of moving through stress and anxiety.

Eating right

A third way of achieving the healthy lifestyle you want is to change up what you eat on a day to day basis. To make sure you are making the right changes in your diet it is important you know what a healthy diet looks like.

Start with breakfast. Instead of sugary cereal, trying something such a porridge which releases energy slowly throughout the day. Adding antioxidant-rich cranberries and blueberries will help you keep energy levels up while fighting off illness. For lunches and dinners, the general rule is the more colorful, the better, and an easy way to do this is to build your own rainbow salad bowl. Fill the bowl with greens, such as spinach and lettuce, adding in shredded carrot, purple cabbage, and cherry tomatoes, adding in protein with some steamed chicken and some carbs with quinoa. Achieving a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be a chore once you know how to get started.

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Since the moment she arrived on the scene, Kelis has done things her own way. A beauty chameleon and genre-bending musical talent, the singer has always been in a league of her own.

Now, she graces the cover of ESSENCE’s Global Beauty Issue where she gets candid about taking a break from the spotlight and working at her own pace. “One of the biggest things I reiterate is self-care,” the singer told ESSENCE.

Kelis talks fame and so much more in ESSENCE’s October Global Beauty Issue, on newsstands this Friday, September 21

Essence Magazine October 2018 Cover Story featuring Kelis
Photographer: Adrienne Raquel

Keeping Comfortably Warm In The Fall With Ann Taylor

Everyone is all too familiar with those fall days where it is cold in the morning, but by the afternoon it is so hot out! Sweatshirts and long-sleeved shirts seem like a good idea until it gets way too warm for them. The solution? A light fall jacket that is easy to just take off when the weather takes a warmer turn. Ann Taylor has some great options for these type of days.

While the jacket will keep you warm, it is also an opportunity to style your normal day-to-day look. Ann Taylor provides many different styles and colors, as opposed to your typical army green fall jacket. You can go along with a light trench coat, or more sporty with a cream colored moto jacket.