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Meth addicts using bath salts to get high?

What’s next? Who was the genius who discovered this!? According to NY Daily News, junkies are now using bath salts to extract dangerous chemicals all in the name of getting high.

Some say the effects of the powders are as powerful as abusing methamphetamine. Increasingly, law enforcement agents and poison control centers say the advertised bath salts with complex chemical names are an emerging menace in several U.S. states where authorities talk of banning their sale.

From the Deep South to California, emergency calls are being reported over-exposure to the stimulants the powders often contain: mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone, also known as MDPV.

Sold under such names as Ivory Wave, Bliss, White Lightning and Hurricane Charlie, the chemicals can cause hallucinations, paranoia, rapid heart rates and suicidal thoughts, authorities say. The chemicals are in products sold legally at convenience stores and on the Internet as bath salts and even plant foods. However, they aren’t necessarily being used for the purposes on the label.

Mississippi lawmakers this week began considering a proposal to ban the sale of the powders, and a similar step is being sought in Kentucky. In Louisiana, the bath salts were outlawed by an emergency order after the state’s poison center received more than 125 calls in the last three months of 2010 involving exposure to the chemicals.

The stimulants aren’t regulated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, but are facing federal scrutiny. Law officers say some of the substances are being shipped from Europe, but origins are still unclear.

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NEW from Mama Mio: Bump It Up Pregnancy Style Kit

I gave these two products to my pregnant sister for Christmas, and she hasn’t stopped raving about it since. She absolutely LOVES them. She keeps talking about picking up their other products! Take it from the word of my sister, they are amazing!

THINK: The perfect all-trimester pregnancy kit for your fave fashionista.

WHAT IT IS: A collection of must-haves for surviving pregnancy in style. Turn your pregnancy into a serious style statement while tending to your growing tummy with help from Mama Mio. The maternity skincare experts have teamed up with Mama Mio buddy, journalist and style expert extraordinaire Amy Tara Koch to bring you the Bump It Up Pregnancy Style Kit, featuring Amy’s hilarious yet practical guide to a stylish pregnancy as well as Mama Mio pregnancy skincare essentials Tummy Rub Butter and Boob Tube. The ultimate gift for the fab mama-to-be, the Bump It Up Pregnancy Style Kit is for the woman who’s not ready to succumb to nine months of tracksuits and sneakers.

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WINNER ANNOUNCED!

Is Make Her Up the best beauty site – or what!? I have the best contest for you guys! One lucky winner will receive one of each of these products!! I’ve tried them all (multiple times!) and I wouldn’t recommend them if I hadn’t tried them myself. They are each special – and huge hits here with us at MHU. (Um hello – the Conair hairdryer is to DIE FOR! You will be so happy!)

This could be an after-Christmas present just for you! I won’t tell anyone if you keep it all for yourself. :) Merry Christmas everyone!

The holiday season is supposed to be filled with joy and happiness. However, the cold weather, holiday shopping, countless parties, and stress can leave you looking a little more frazzled than festive!

Here are some beauty must-haves to keep you looking your best this holiday season:

For Mistletoe-Ready Lips… Lips need protection especially during the winter months, so protect them with Softlips lip conditioning balms. The new Softlips limited edition holiday flavors- Sugar & Spice, Winter Mint, Sugar Cookie, Sugar Plum Berry and Mint with a hint of Vanilla provide a tasty winter treat for your lips!  Each irresistibly delicious flavor  also features SPF 20.sun protection (suggested retail price for the Holidays 5-pack $9.99).  Softlips products are available in mass retail, supermarkets and drug stores nationwide along with Softlips.com. Visit www.softlips.com to learn more about the products or access the new Facebook page.

Salon Style Hair – Even When You Can’t Get to the Salon… Whether you’re prepping for holiday parties or looking for a great gift of beauty for a friend, you can’t go wrong with styling tools from Conair! Start out by blow-drying hair with either the Infiniti Pro by Conair 1875-Watt Salon-Performance AC Motor Styling Tool that utilizes a powerful AC (alternating current) motor, making it easy to harness salon-quality power at home, or the Infiniti Cord-Keeper By Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Ionic Hair Styler that has a cord that retracts right back into the handle for easy storage! Each uses ionic technology that reduces static electricity and leaves hair silkier, shinier, and more manageable. (suggested retail price of $38.99 for the Infiniti Pro and $36.99 for the Cord-Keeper)

Looking to “do it up” for the holidays?  Look to scunci hair accessories!  The scunci UpZing double combs can create dozens of styles from polished ponies to glam up-dos, and new Evolution hair ties, headbands and claw clips utilize new stay-put technology to hold your style until you take it out!

scunci products are available nationwide at mass market and drug store retailers. For more information, visit www.scunci.com or visit the scunci Facebook page at www.facebook.com/scuncihair or to enter the Holiday Hair Haul sweepstakes.

For a Bright-Eyed Look…Whether you’re short on sleep or hung-over from all of the holiday parties, ROHTO Cooling Eye Drops can help you instantly whiten your tired eyes. ROHTO is considered a secret weapon of many celebrity makeup artists and is available in four different formulations- new Hydra, Cool, Ice and Arctic. The drops not only remove the redness fast, but also have a cooling “kick” that refreshes, lubricates and soothes eyes for an instant eye perk up. Also, the bottle is small enough to carry in a clutch purse or your pocket so you’ll always have relief. (suggested retail price $6.99-$8.99)

ROHTO Cooling Eye Drops are available at most drug, mass and grocery outlets nationwide, as well as online at drugstore.com. For more information on ROHTO, visit www.myrohto.com or www.facebook.com/rohtoeyedrops.

Combat Excessive Perspiration… Even in the cold weather, sweating can be an issue. Factor in the stress of planning parties or holiday shopping, and you could be a sweaty mess. Don’t ruin your new holiday outfit or expensive sweater with visible sweat stains. Try Certain Dri Anti-Perspirant, the number one over-the-counter antiperspirant recommended by doctors for treating excessive perspiration. Available in Roll-On or Solid, Certain Dri is the strongest available over-the-counter antiperspirant and provides 72-hours of protection with each application. (suggested retail price $5.50-$6)

Certain Dri Anti-Perspirant is available in mass market retail, supermarkets and drug stores nationwide, as well as via online retailers and at www.certaindri.com. For more information, visit www.certaindri.com or our new Facebook page.

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  • Tina Renee

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Avoid Dry, Itchy Skin This Winter With Neutrogena Skincare‏!

I was sent these products to try out – and they are spectacular! This time of year my skin gets very dry and cracked. I moisturize daily, and I’m always on the lookout for an affordable solution to my dry skin! I was so happy to try these – so I can share them with you. They are so great – you owe it to your skin to give it a try!

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream relieves even seriously dry, chapped hands — providing prompt healing for hands that suffer even the harshest of conditions. Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream was developed to relieve even the driest, thirstiest skin, and to protect it from further abuse. This special hand cream forms an invisible shield against dry skin while it lubricates the skin, helping it to restore and retain its natural moisture balance. Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream was originally developed in Norway for Arctic fishermen who needed to protect their own hands from some of the coldest, harshest weather on earth. Clinical testing proves that Norwegian Formula Hand Cream is unsurpassed at healing dry skin and providing lasting relief. If you’ve tried everything and nothing has helped your hands, try Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream. Only $3.99!  I love this cream…it’s not a lotion, it’s this awesome cream that only requires the tiniest amount. This will last me for years!

Experience Neutrogena Body Oil – a light sesame formula so sheer it vanishes into shower-damp skin, sealing in the moisture. In just a few sensual seconds, skin is left soft and silky, ready to slip into the sheerest of fabrics. This special moisturizer uses a light oil extracted from pure white sesame seeds which helps skin maintain its moisture balance, while providing a subtle fragrance that soothes the mind and body. For special skin attention, smooth on Neutrogena Body Oil after showering, bathing, sunning, or shaving. Or indulge yourself by adding a few drops in the tub for a sensual, moisturizing bath. ($9.95 for a huge bottle!) Love this! I put it on immediately following my shower, and it makes my skin as smooth as silk! Love it!


On average the skin can lose a liter of water every day which may lead to dehydration that’s uncomfortable and downright distracting, but who wants to use a thick, heavy moisturizer that leaves skin feeling greasy? Introducing NEUTROGENA® Moisture Wrap Body Lotions, a new collection of three lotions that rescue and relieve dry skin with an exclusive technology that forms an invisible layer around skin to help hold in moisture and prevent water loss, without feeling heavy or greasy. Moisture goes where it’s needed to relieve surface skin dehydration, a key source of skin dryness and discomfort.

Clinical tests show that at the end of the day NEUTROGENA® Moisture Wrap Body Lotion is 2X better than the leading therapeutic lotion at relieving visible signs of dryness. Moisture Wrap technology works differently to not only deeply moisturize but also to retain moisture all day by minimizing water loss. Uncomfortable dryness is relieved from the inside out as moisture is delivered deep into the skin’s surface. And NEUTROGENA® Moisture Wrap Body Lotions leaves a soft fragrance of heather with notes of freesia, iris, warm amber, fresh cut sandalwood and sensual musks. You’ll love to use it every day. ($8.99) I think this is my favorite of the four products. It’s such a great lotion. It absorbs quickly – but lasts all day long. It’s fantastic!

And last but not least, Neutrogena’s Lip Moisturizer! It softens, smoothes and protects dry, chapped lips with no waxy feel! Also contains a PABA-free SPF 15 sunblock for added protection from the sun. It’s great! (Only $2.99)

You can find each of the products at your local drugstore. For more information visit Neutrogena’s new website at www.neutrogena.com