Talk of Alabama Lifestyle Segment: Outdoor Must-Haves

I hosted a Lifestyle Segment on Monday, July 12th on ABC 33/40 Talk of Alabama. During the segment, I shared summer must-haves while hosting an outdoor event.

The products showcased were meant to assist with helping everyone enjoy their guests!

PROTECT YOUR PARTY GUESTS FROM MOSQUITOS – 15-20FT RADIUS OF PROTECTION

Thermacell | E55 Thermacell Rechargeable Mosquito Repeller (An Amazon Best Seller) – provides 20ft of protection ($39.99 on Amazon / Thermacell / Home Depot, Loews, Walmart etc.)

Thermacell | Patio Shield Metal Edition in Rose Gold provides 15ft of protection ($34.99 on Amazon / Thermacell / Home Depot, Loews, Walmart etc.)

Protect Your Skin with IBKÜL’s (IB-Cool) IceFil UPF 50+ Tops Available For The Whole Family

IBKÜL | Mens Womens & Children Tops ($19 – $99 depending on style) – Available on ibkul.com and Amazon. 

Make Your Eyes Pop Even With A Mask On with Easy To Use Magnetic Lashes

Lola’s Lashes | Easy To Use And Glamorous Lashes best selling magnetic Lashes in the UK | $28 – $65 at lolaslashes.com

Protect Your Pets & Kids From Ticks While You Enjoy A Beautiful Outdoor Memorial Day Weekend Backyard BBQ.

Thermacell | Tick Control Tubes (6 pack for $24.99 @Thermacell)

Click on the link to view the segment: Talk of Alabama | Summer Must-Haves | Kimberly West

essence Makeup’s NEW Lash Princess Mascara; Lash Princess Curl

We are thrilled to share that essence makeup officially welcomes their newest Lash Princess formula – Lash Princess Curl – available NOW for $4.99 at essencemakeup.comUlta.com and Amazon.com!

essence is widely known for its best-selling Lash Princess Mascara – which is the #1 mascara on Amazon with nearly 150K rave reviews plus a true cult-following. At the request of Lash Princess lovers, the brand is excited to welcome the long-awaited addition to the coveted mascara lineup – Lash Princess Curl. Created with a curling formula and peanut-shaped fiber brush, Lash Princess Curl lifts coats and holds lashes for a dramatic wide-open look!

 $4.99 –available at essencemakeup.comUlta.com and Amazon.com and in select Ulta locations beginning in July.  

    • Long awaited and finally available: Lash Princess now has a curl formula!
    • Peanut shaped fiber brush allows for easy application that provides maximum volume and curl – 2 main must-have mascara effects combined in one mascara
  • This Vegan formula is totally paraben-free, with no micro plastic particles added

Tommy Bahama Announces Partnership With Smart Home Fragrance Brand Pura

Iconic island lifestyle brand Tommy Bahama announces today, a partnership with innovative smart home fragrance company, Pura. Two of Tommy Bahama’s signature home fragrance scents, “Maui Mango” and “Signature Island Blend,” are now compatible with the Pura device, to bring Tommy Bahama home in a smart system now available at www.tommybahama.com and at select Tommy Bahama stores nationwide.

The Pura diffuser gives users the freedom of controlling scent intensity, swapping between two fragrances of choice, and setting custom scent schedules—all within the Pura app. Each Pura device discreetly plugs into the wall, allowing for premium scent diffusion while adding a sleek touch to home decor. The device also has a colorful smart night light feature which, when combined with the scent experience, lets users personalize their home ambiance. Pura fragrances are pet and kid friendly.

“Pura’s device affords you the opportunity to wake up and fall asleep to our island scent,” says Chrisann Furciato, Tommy Bahama’s SVP of Licensing. “We are extremely excited about this partnership and transcending our guests to “Live the Island Life” through our fragrant scents within their home.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Tommy Bahama to bring their signature fragrances to life,” says Pura Co-Founder Richie Stapler. “These recognizable scents can transport you to the islands from the comfort of your own home.”

The fragrances are as follows:

Signature Island Blend: Notes of Maui pineapple, island mandarin, cilantro, tropical mango, luscious papaya, sea jasmine, driftwood, cedar, island musk.

Maui Mango: Notes of sweet island mango, juicy tangerine, and blood orange blended with Hawaiian pineapple.

The Pura Tommy Bahama box set retails for $85 on www.tommybahama.com and in select Tommy Bahama stores; and includes the two fragrances and a Pura device.   The same fragrances sell separately, for $16 each, at www.TryPura.com.

OPI Nail Polish: Stay Tough As Nails

Let’s be clear, I love OPI Nail Polish. Not for the purposes of this blog post but my admiration goes back to being a teenager.  I was eager to get professional manicures because my mom would get her nails filled-in.  To me, this signified being the ultimate adult; going to the nail salon.  As a grown woman, I still have that same level of excitement when entering the salon.  All of those nail colors are fascinating but I can only pick one!

OPI shipped me a box of the latest shades for the season and I couldn’t wait to share them.  Remember, we are a few months away from the new year; continue to stay tough as nails!

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Mother’s Day 2020 Roundup For The Fitness Lover, Shopping Addict or Green Thumb

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, take a look at a few considerations for the special woman in your life!

 

Featured Photo from Men’s Health

 

For the fitness lover:
  • Everlast – The preeminent brand in boxing since 1910 and the world’s leading manufacturer and licensor of boxing, MMA, and fitness equipment, Everlast can provide the fitness buff the equipment they need. Everlast has boxing gear from training gloves to the HydroStrike heavy bag and fitness equipment from the Evergrip Weighted Jump Rope to the Flex Slam Ball that can help mom stick to her new year’s resolutions of staying in the gym and continuing her fitness journey.
  • FitTrack – Help mom stay on track of her fitness journey with FitTrack, creators of the most accurate Wi-Fi smart scale (Dara), and the fitness smartwatch (Atria). FitTrack products are a simple and effective solution to stay motivated on her wellness journey, at a remarkably low price. With 17 detailed metrics that measure, track, and trend her health data over time, FitTrack can help mom better understand her progress with the informative insights needed to be the best version of herself.
For the organization lovers:
  • MakeSpace – MakeSpace offers storage without the struggle — picking up, hauling, and storing your stuff, then delivering it back to you when you need it. Their goal is to make storage convenient and easy so that you never have to visit a storage facility again. To help stressed-out moms manage cluttered homes and stressful lifestyles, give them the gift of space this Mother’s Day.
For the shopping addict:
  • Jane – Jane is a boutique e-commerce marketplace with daily deals on hundreds of products from women’s fashion and accessories to home decor and tech gear – there truly is something for everyone! Give the special woman in your life the perfect Mother’s Day gift to brighten up her day with something personalized or something comfy to help her relax while staying at home.
For the green thumb: 
  • Rachio – The world’s first smart sprinkler company delivering easy-to-use technologies to control your outdoor sprinkler system from the palm of your hand. Their latest product expansion includes the Rachio 3e Smart Sprinkler Controller, a budget-friendly version of Rachio’s renowned and first-ever smart sprinkler, the Rachio 3 Smart Watering System. With it’s lower pricing, the R3e makes saving the planet a bit more affordable for everyone, while still boasting a myriad of features such as weather intelligence based on historical weather data from 30,000 weather stations, dual-band wi-fi with Alexa compatibility, full control, and monitoring with the Rachio app, and more.
For the mom who brightens your life: 
  • Nanoleaf  A smart lighting pioneer, Nanoleaf’s range of light panels allow users to create beautiful, customizable designs with the flexibility to change-up the scene and layouts for any season or occasion. Whether mom is looking to decorate her home office, spruce up the house for family photos, or create the perfect welcome home entrance, Nanoleaf is a fun, low-maintenance way to personalize your space.

Lifestyle Update: Work From Home Starter Kit #Coronavirus

Owning a face mask has become a staple in everyone’s home.  Honestly, if you think about it how many times have we needed a face mask?

When we’re walking through the airport.  During the cold and flu season.  After giving birth to a newborn baby.  There have been several instances in our lives when we needed to protect ourselves or someone else.

This surgical mask has now sparked a surge of inspiration amongst the creative community!

Artists and designers are using their skills and designing “fancy” face masks.

Featured Photo from MSN.com

Something that started as a medical necessity is now multi-purpose; one for protection and the other for style.

With that being said, many of us are working from home to protect ourselves from the Coronavirus.

This sudden change has made us alter our schedule and clothing selections.  Many are logging into meetings while juggling the demands of home.

Luckily, we can join meetings while lounging in our slippers!

Work From Home Starter Kit

Jumpsuit

 

 

Essential Oils

Slippers

Face Mask

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How Long Does it Take for Hair to Grow Back? A Helpful Guide

Tapered cut? An oh so stylish pixie cut? An asymmetrical bob? Whatever your current style, it’s only natural that after a while, you’ll want to grow it out and get some length again.

Certain factors will come into play when trying to grow your hair long. These include the length that you’re aiming for and the condition your hair is in. You will also have to take into account the types of food you’re eating and how frequently you trim your hair.

Your hair is an integral part of your beauty, and everyone deserves to feel beautiful. If you’re going for the Rapunzel look or just want some growth and length retention, you’ve probably wondered how long does it take for hair to grow back.

Read on for all the essential tips to grow your hair out.

How Long Does It Take for Hair to Grow Back?

Beauty starts on the inside; that’s true. Your diet will impact your hair growth. Ensure that you’re eating a balanced diet rich in fruits, protein, vegetables, and calcium.

You can also consider taking supplements but consult with your doctor first. Zinc and iron will be beneficial to your hair growth journey.

B-complex vitamins and biotin are also essential to your hair growth. They’ll add thickness to your hair as well as make it shiny. Vitamin D can stimulate your hair follicles to promote growth.

You may also want to try out vitamins that are made specifically for hair growth. You can use a SugarBearHair coupon to get discounts on gummy vitamins. These gummy vitamins are specially formulated to help your hair grow faster.

Right Hair Products

Keeping your scalp healthy and clean promotes hair growth. Start by using a clarifying shampoo once weekly to clear buildup as well as any excessive storage of oils.

Scalp massages do a world of good, so be sure to take advantage of this. Don’t be afraid to invigorate and stimulate your scalp with your fingertips.

Strengthen Your Tresses

Moisture is good, so ensure that you moisturize your hair to prevent it from breaking. Deep condition your tresses with a hot oil treatment once weekly. Avoid using blow dryers, flat irons, and curling irons as much as possible. This will prevent heat damage.

If you must use heat for styling, be sure to use a styling serum to prevent further damage.

Trim Away

Why would you trim when you’re trying to retain length? Believe it or not, it makes your hair grow faster by removing split ends.

Split ends are the enemy of hair growth and cause unnecessary breakage that will slow down your progress. You only need to trim split ends every two or three months.

Growing, Glowing, Flowing

So how long does it take hair to grow back?

Knowing the right tips to use will have your hair growing and flowing in no time. Always ensure that you are taking your vitamins, using moisture and getting rid of split ends.

This will make your hair grow to the length you want. If you would like more style tips, please visit the style advice section of the website.

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10 Bold Nail Trends in 2020: Inspiration Before Your Next Manicure #NailsonFleek

Let’s talk about nail trends.  From acrylics, dipping powder, or gel polish, manicured hands are making a big statement!

A few years ago, nude tones were a big trend but women are stepping outside of their comfort zone.  Leopard print, neon lacquer, glitter highlights, and ombre designs are seen in the office or school pick-up line.

Take a look and find nail inspiration before your next manicure.  Tell me in the comments box, do you prefer dipping powder or gel polish?

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Talk of Alabama Fashion Segment: Closet Organization and Budget-Friendly Products under $25

Last week, I had the opportunity to visit Talk of Alabama:  ABC 3340 and share budget-friendly closet organization tips.

One way to boost your overall mood is with an organized closet.  There are so many benefits to managing your clothing and accessories:

  1. Save money on your wardrobe without re-buying the same items.
  2. Reduce the clutter with visually seen items.
  3. You will dress better because items are at your fingertips.
  4. It creates more space in your home.

Organizing your closet can be overwhelming but with the right set of tools, this can be a fun project!  Grab your best girlfriends or Fashion Stylist and start sorting those shirts and accessories.

While on-air, I showcased products that can be purchased from Target and Amazon.  The list included non slip hangers, cascading hooks, plastic baskets, over-the-door hook, shoe bag, and wall-mounted jewelry canvas.

Click on the link to view the segment: Talk of Alabama | Closet Organization | Kim West