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I vowed to be strong this year, I wouldn’t give in to my sweet tooth. Unfortunately the call of mini Twix, and snickers was too much to ignore. If you have been enjoying all the sugary Halloween treats as well here are some tips to keep your dentist from ever knowing.

Trick-or-treating is fun but that much sugar can be scary for your teeth. Check out Dr. Singh, funder and CEO of Arch Dental’s five tips for enjoying your Halloween treats!

1. Choose candy that melts quickly and can be eaten easily.

2. Have a glass of water after eating candy to wash away the sugar and neutralize the acid.

3. Avoid grazing on candy; it increases the time sugars are in contact with tooth enamel.

4. Have a treat with or after a meal, followed by a thorough tooth-brushing .

5. Time is of the essence when it comes to teeth and sugar. If not removed by brushing, or swishing with water, sugar from any source can increase the likelihood of cavities.

Meet my two new best friends!

Who has the time to paint nails anymore?

I love to paint my nails, but typically it takes a good hour or so to completely dry. That’s hard to pull off anymore, with such a busy schedule!

On my last trip to Sally’s I noticed these two products, and I decided to give them a try. They’re $7.99 each – but the bottles are TWICE the normal size, so it’s well worth it.

Not to mention they WORK! The basecoat, Nail Life’s Gripper, is an EXCELLENT base coat. It literally grips the nail polish so it doesn’t chip easily! I can go a whole week without a single chip! (Do you have any idea what an accomplishment this is?)

Nail Life Gripper Basecoat is a sticky adhesive base coat that holds polish to nail from underneath. Keeps polish on!

  • Makes a smooth base on nail for the perfect manicure
  • Dries fast to a tacky base
  • Polish won’t chip
  • Hold-on polish

$7.99 at Sally’s

I then applied two coats of Zoya’s gorgeous Petra nail polish. I followed my polish with quite possibly the perfect top coat, Nail Life Speed Demon. It has my nails completely dry in about 2 minutes. Seriously.

Nail Life Speed Demon Polish Dryer is a chip-proof top coat that protects polish from fading.

  • Gives polish a high gloss finish
  • Protects polish from fading
  • Chip-proof top coat
  • All-in-one applicator

$7.99 at Sally’s

You gotta give them a try! You won’t be sorry!

Is 72 days really a marriage?


photo source : http://kimkardashian.celebuzz.com

Kim Kardashian played the villainess  at a Midori-sponsored party at New York club Lavo on Saturday night,  she sported a green bodysuit and red wig as Batman bad girl Poison Ivy.  Kim’s husband of nine weeks, pro basketball player Kris Humphries was not in attendance .

The story on Saturday:

“I’m going to Australia tomorrow so I’m in New York alone tonight,” the reality mogul, 31, told PEOPLE, brushing off rumors of trouble in her marriage.

“Something I really prepared Kris for [was] to let him know that no matter what we do, there’s going to be rumors,” she said. “It used to really upset me and now I don’t even think about it.”

The story today:

“I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision,” she says in a statement to E!, which airs her reality shows. “I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don’t work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best.”
Kardashian, 31, cited “irreconcilable differences” in her Los Angeles Superior Court filing on Monday, saying the couple have a prenuptial agreement and asking the court to deny spousal support to Humphries.

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How many slaves work for you?

I think this is fascinating, I just did my survey and with my family of 5 we have 76 slaves.  I definitely need to look into what companies we buy from and how they source all their materials.

How many slaves work for you?

There are more slaves in the world today – an estimated 27 million people – than at any other time in history.

And, if you wear jeans, use eye shadow, or own a pair of gold earrings, you may have as many as 7.3 slaves working for you, according to Slavery Footprint, a new online calculator and app that reveals how much your lifestyle depends on forced labor.

For your fashion and beauty coverage, I thought you’d you want to let your readers know about this new tool.

Rather than place guilt on shoppers or blame brands, the goal of Slavery Footprint is to personalize this complex issue. Once you receive your Slavery Footprint score, the app makes it easy for consumers to tell their favorite brands that they care about this issue and, more importantly, ask brands to independently assess if forced labor is used at any point in their supply chains.

To generate your Slavery Footprint, the interactive survey at slaveryfootprint.org asks 11 questions – from what’s in your closet and jewelry box and medicine cabinet to what gadgets you own. It then calculates a score based on where the raw materials in those products came from (such as minerals for eye shadow or cotton for t-shirts), how the finished products are made, and how many slaves are likely involved in its production.

Go here to take the survey.

 

ABOUT SLAVERY FOOTPRINT
·         Aiming to personalize the complex issue of modern slavery, the Slavery Footprint (www.slaveryfootprint.org) campaign provides consumers with an eye-opening assessment of just how much their lifestyle depends on forced labor – and the actions they can take to advocate for a more free world.
·         Slavery Footprint was created by Call + Response, a non-profit dedicated to ending slavery, in collaboration with the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. It is based on an idea conceived by the Office’s director, Ambassador Luis CdeBaca.
  • Using rigorous research and data analysis, the creators estimated the total number of forced laborers likely to have been involved in the production of more than 450 products – from cars (9 slaves), laptops (3.4 slaves), and smart phones (3.2 slaves) to diapers (1.9 slaves), cotton t-shirts (0.9 slaves) and oranges (0.1 slaves).
  • To determine their Slavery Footprint, users complete an interactive, online lifestyle survey covering all aspects of their lives – from the size of their home to whether they are a gadget geek to the types of products in their medicine cabinet and closet.
  • Once a survey is complete, the Slavery Footprint creates a visual illustration of their footprint that enables users to compare scores and easily share their footprints via social media, amplifying the conversation between consumers, brands, and producers.
  • The free Slavery Footprint mobile app empowers consumers even further, providing tools for them to take action in the marketplace and earn Free World points, akin to carbon offsets. These actions include: Contacting more than 1,000 brands to ask that they verify that their supply chains do not rely on forced labor, or “checking in” on Facebook at retail chains to automatically let them know that you want to buy slave-free products. The app for iPhones and Android can be downloaded for free at www.slaveryfootprint.org.
  • Slavery Footprint is brand agnostic, purposely not naming any brands because the idea is to inform consumers about forced labor behind everyday products and not to put brands on the spot. The fact is that major brands have done a good job battling sweatshops in developing nations. But what brands – and consumers – don’t know is where the supplies – like the cotton in t-shirts or tantalum in smart phones – come from. Slavery is rampant in all these supply chains and brands will find out where it all comes from when consumers begin to encourage them to find out. Once brands begin to audit their supply chains, people can begin to take a more active role in holding brands accountable.
  • Call + Response is a division of the Fair Trade Fund, Inc, a non-profit organization whose goal is to generate awareness and deploy action for the issues of forced labor, slavery, and human trafficking.