Ageless Derma Natural Camoufleur Concealer

My skin has begun to defy me. It is just not fair. My skin should respect my age and stand strong. Alas, tis not to be. Not to mention the fact that my skin isn’t just aging but likes to advertise the inflammation in my body by displaying a reddened patch across my cheeks and nose in a butterfly pattern. I get why it is called a butterfly rash but the name belies the truth. It is not pretty at all. I have tried all manner of make up techniques trying to cover that redness with varying success until I was offered the chance to try Ageless Derma Natural Camoufleur Concealer. This is the stuff of dreams!

Ageless Derma Natural Camoufleur Concealer was created for light as a feather maximum coverage. Skin imperfections such as sun spots, birthmarks and scars are no match for this super concealer. A tiny dab of the soft and pliable Ageless Derma covers my entire “butterfly zone” with ease. I used one fingertip to dab the concealer onto my skin then dab, dab, dab it over the are I needed to cover. Hoooray! My skin look years younger, smoother, brighter, healthier.

Ageless Derma Natural Camoufleur Concealer With Vitamin A, E and apple Extracts

The Art of Camouflage

The ingredients used are completely provided by Mother Nature, developed and approved by dermatologists, physicians, and researchers, and will work to prevent wrinkles from occurring in the first place, especially when sun exposure is the main culprit.

This mineral makeup also includes Vitamin A, Vitamin E and green tea extracts to nourish even as it camouflages skin imperfections. Its all natural good-for-you formula helps heal skin and protect against the damaging effects of the sun. Use Ageless Derma Natural Camoufleur Concealer today to cover your skin’s past and strengthen it for the future as well.


Apple Extract – an antioxidant that smooths and prevents wrinkles.
Horseradish – treats acne and lightens skin discolorations.
Phospholipids – keeps your skin hydrated and plump.
Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A) – reduces wrinkles and helps skin retain a youthful appearance.
Tocopheryl Acetate ( Vitamin E) - another powerful antioxidant that helps heal skin and even skin tone.
Butylene Glycol – helps skin retain moisture.

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Top 6 Uses For Oregano Oil

Oregano is a plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family of plants which includes basil, hyssop, lavender, marjoram, mint, and sage. While most of us use oregano as a tasty spice, the leaf of the oregano plant is also used to make medicines. Holistic medical practitioners and naturalists have long used oregano oil as an herbal remedy to treat respiratory tract and digestive disorders. It is also considered essential in many first aid kits and holds a place of honor medicine cabinets all over the world. 

First Aid and Beauty Care

Oregano oil has both antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Dab it on a pimple or insect bite, rub it into a flaky scalp, and apply it to skin afflicted by rosacea and psoraisis to relieve the itching and inflammation of such conditions. A bit of the antiseptic oil may also help speed up wound healing.

Digestive Assistance

From everyday wellness to fighting off nasty parasites, oregano oil has been used for centuries to treat stomach upsets and digestive ailments. It works by stimulating the digestive organs to improve digestion and reduce symptoms such as such as heartburn and bloating. Even more notable, studies have shown that regular intake of oregano oil can kill all intestinal parasites within 6 weeks. That’s simply amazing to me. Intestinal parasites can invade the body from something as simple a eating a piece of under cooked meat or swallowing a bit of summer lake water. Whether its a nasty organism or simply sluggish digestion causing your tummy upset, oregano oil can be a great help.

Top 6 Uses for Oregano Oil

Insect Repellent

Like most plants of the Lamiaceae family, oregano is also a natural insect repellent. Add a few drops to a spray bottle of water and spray around you outside door and window frames to keep the creepy crawlers away. Properly diluted oregano oil can even be applied directly to the skin to keep mosquitoes at bay. Fleas, lice, all sorts of icky bugs hate oregano oil. I love having a natural option for insect repellent so I don’t have to worry about toxic chemicals around the pets.

Other Uses

There are lots of claims made about the effectiveness of oregano oil on lots of different health conditions. Most are anecdotal, however. Few studies have been conducted on oregano oil and those that have do not conclusively confirm much of anything. I believe that natural products are worth a try as long as medical advice is always followed and the unproven is never put ahead of sound medical advice. (And nothing I write should be taken as medical advice! See a doctor!) That said, oregano oil may be useful for respiratory disorders such as asthma, croup, and other non specific coughing. Try a drop in a humidifier and you might get some relief.  Or carefully dilute a drop in your tea for menstrual cramps, bloating, and headaches. Taken internally it may also help cold and flu symptoms, perhaps even relieve some sinus pressure.

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Stretching the Borders – eBook Review

“Stretching the Borders raises questions about the essence of forgiveness, absolution, and feelings of guilt, as they face secrets and lies, some less white than others. The threads wrap around each other in a conflict solved only through a process of an agonizing journey, which doesn’t always achieve its desired comfort.

In fact, this is a book about midlife crisis. Naomi turns her entire world upside down on the romanticized whim of a neighbor’s looming tragedy. She puts aside her family, her children, and her career to insert herself in the drama occurring in the apartment across the way. Naomi tells herself she is feeling her neighbor’s pain. That her empathy for him and the imminent loss of his wife to cancer is what drives her, but it is not. This is really the story of a woman coming to the middle of her life and finding that she no longer knows herself. That perhaps she never has. 

As Naomi’s carefully ordered life blows up in her face she forces herself to walk away. She runs to her oldest friend and tries to sort it all out. A lifetime of hiding the truth about herself and an unwillingness to face the narcissism that wrecked her family make every day a struggle. Naomi has to confront the lies she has told herself in order to become the person she wants to be. But those white lies are not so light after all. The darkness of her past meets the darkness of today and the question remains, “Who is the real Naomi?”

I have had trouble writing a review for Stretching the Borders and wasn’t quite sure why until I actually began describing Naomi. I just don’t know like Naomi. The book is a bit difficult to follow in places but that is not really an issue. I simply do not like the main character and that lessens the enjoyment I get from any book. I just couldn’t relate to Naomi or the choices she was making. When she resorts to surveillance cameras to watch herself I was really lost. I believe that the author felt this was a step toward Naomi seeing herself as she really was but to me it felt creepy. I am also not at all sure what to do with the secret from her adolescence she has kept buried for more than twenty years. We all do crazy things in youth but…..wow. I won’t give it away. You will have to read it yourself to find out.

Even as I am quite sure I would rather not know the real Naomi myself, I give Stretching the Borders three stars. The details of everyday life in Tel Aviv were enough to keep me turning the pages. I even made the vegetable yogurt pie that Naomi’s neighbor whips up for himself for dinner! I may not like the main character but this book still has lots of interesting nuggets to offer any International reader.

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Accurate Blood Pressure Monitoring Matters

My recent medical crisis began about two weeks ago with nothing more than some little lumps under my arm. I was in the middle of a course of physical therapy to treat impingement syndrome in that shoulder so I wasn’t even sure if the new swelling was related to my shoulder issue or something new entirely. Either way, I really wasn’t concerned. I had little to no fever, normal blood pressure, no sore throat, no other swollen lymph nodes, just a cluster of them under one arm. Then they got bigger. And they got so painful. I wasn’t sure which doctor to call. In my mind it seemed it must be related to my shoulder injury but I couldn’t figure out how. I finally made an appointment after a very painful weekend with my family doctor. She is amazing and she always figures out even my strangest symptoms.

Unfortunately, last week was a crazy week for my doctor too. Transitions in her practice and sick kids at home meant that I got a call late Wednesday night about rescheduling my appointment to another doctor. I had made the appointment on Monday and by then I was barely hanging on. The pain was intense and I was beginning to run fever. My lymph nodes were now as big as golf balls and every movement caused a searing burning pain. I was upset after the cancelled appointment call because I was so disappointed. I trust my doc to hear me when I say something here is very wrong even if there is no outward evidence. I admit I cried. Then my chest started getting tight.

Ozeri CardioTech Pro Digital Blood Pressure Cuff

Hubby was at a loss as to what to do with me. He has an anxious (ok, gearing up to hysterical, I admit it) wife and no idea how to help. He took my temperature – 100.6 and rising slowly. Still, nothing to cause real alarm. Then he took my blood pressure. 202/137. Whoa! That can’t be right! After several tries we kept getting the same results. I don’t have high blood pressure so how could that be right?

I had recently received a new wrist cuff-style blood pressure monitor from Ozeri. I love Ozeri products and I have reviewed several in the past, from bathroom scales to automatic wine bottle openers, I have been very pleased with them all. I had to wonder if this blood pressure cuff might be wrong. It was new and I have heard differing opinions on whether cuff monitors are accurate. I didn’t want to believe that the reading could be that high so I made up excuses. I hadn’t really tested it before, only using it enough to set it up and try it out. The batteries had been included and perhaps they were old. So, I chose to ignore the most glaringly real symptom that I had that something was very wrong. I did not go to the ER. I did not go to Urgent Care. I did not even call my doctor.

I was so wrong.

My story has a happy ending. I sit here today recovering from the removal of necrotic lymph nodes and the pain I still have is nothing less than I deserve. By the time I did see a doctor at Urgent Care more than 12 hours after that telling blood pressure reading I was too sick to be treated at Urgent Care. I was put on two IV antibiotics immediately while the staff searched for a surgeon that could treat me immediately. I lay there listening to the doctor work to get my fever and blood pressure under control and wondered why I ignored what I had known in my heart and what the blood pressure cuff confirmed. I am still not sure of the answer to that question but one thing I do know – blood pressure cuffs are never more useless than when their readings are ignored.

Ozeri CardioTech Pro Digital Blood Pressure Cuff

I also know now that my blood pressure monitor is entirely accurate. I have tested it against no less that 5 other monitors in the last 6 days. My Ozeri CardioTech Pro Series BP5K Digital Blood Pressure Monitor is now a trusted friend. My husband does have high blood pressure so you can bet your sweet patooty that he has his own user profile and will have his readings tracked and recorded. My parents will be getting one too. It is easy to use, stores up to 180 readings for 2 users, and boasts a voice guidance system that ensures proper use every time.

The Ozeri CardioTech Pro isn’t perfect. There is no external volume control so one has to go through the whole set up process to lower it and the default volume is VERY loud. I would like for that to be a bit easier. Also, the audible results reading does not state the actual blood pressure reading. Instead, the loud lady announces whether the reading is normal, high, etc. according to World Health Organization standards. I would prefer to hear the actual numbers but I can see that some may prefer the privacy. Still I see these as minor issues. What is most important is that the monitor is accurate and it could save a life someday.

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Experience is Everything

Music has always been an important part of my life. Most of my family members, including extended family, are at least somewhat musically inclined and several have made music their careers. My mom put us to bed as kids with music every night and we all started piano lessons as soon as we were old enough. I also took voice lessons, and learned to play the flute and saxophone in middle school. Somehow, however, I have managed to get out of the “music habit” in recent years and I have missed it terribly. I have been very lucky to have the opportunity to review several wireless speakers in recent months though, so music is making a comeback in my life, and not a moment too soon.

Inateck Bluetooth Stereo Speaker

My newest wireless speaker was provided by Inateck whose motto is, “Experience is everything.” How is that for perfect truth? I love the sentiment and I love this speaker. The Inateck BP2001 Bluetooth Stereo Speaker has a built in viewing cradle and stand to support smartphones and tablets. This is the first portable speaker I’ve tried that supports my iPad, and I chose it from all of Inateck’s wireless speakers specifically for that feature. My iPad is my oldest mobile device so it naturally has more of “me” installed than even my fairly new and larger storage capacity iPhone.

Check out these features:

  • 5 Watts x2 drivers
  • Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery (5-6 hours of play time)
  • Built-in high sensitivity Microphone
  • One-step-connect: enters pairing mode automatically
  • Automatically connect to the last-connected device
  • Compatible with Bluetooth enabled media players
  • Equipped with a 3.5mm audio jack for non-Bluetooth devices

Inateck Bluetooth Stereo Speaker

This little baby fills so many shoes that I am still amazed by its very reasonable $25.99 price tag. It supports all kind of media playback. Not just high quality music, but game sounds, movies, and other net-based media streaming. It can be used as a speakerphone without squeals or distortions and features one button call control. This wireless speaker’s sleek and modern look fits into any decor, while its precision design steadily maintains a crystal clear sound. It even boasts a signal range of up to 10 meters although I didn’t get quite that much range. The Inateck BP2001 Bluetooth Stereo Speaker package includes (1) speaker, (1) USB charging cable, (1) 3.5mm audio cable, and an owner’s manual. An actual manual! I know!

Inateck Bluetooth Stereo Speaker

Whether you like to sit back and relax to soothing tunes or put on your boogie shoes, Inateck’s Bluetooth Stereo Speaker is a fabulous choice. It is an affordable quality product that you will enjoy showing off. You might not even mind sharing it with the gamers, film critics, and hands-free phone talkers in your life. 

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Inateck is based in Leipzig, Germany and offers a host of technological products and solutions. From docking stations and hubs to speakers and chargers, “Inateck provides all kinds of accessories or upgrades, including Expansion Cards, Power Supplies & Batteries, Hard Drives & SSDs, Cables & Tools etc.”


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