October 2016 Archives

In the Mirror

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Collection

By Charlotte on October 26, 2016 7:31 PM | Read More

My mother has a to-die-for complexion. Sure, she's old enough to be you know, my mother, but you could never tell it by looking at her skin.

Although I'd like to think I take after mom, the mirror has me worried. That's why I was thrilled to try IT Cosmetics' new Bye Bye Collection. In addition to It Package open-450.jpgconcealing problems, these talented multitaskers work to help you bid adieu to everything from dark circles and pores to stubborn makeup and fine lines.

When I told my dear friend Becky I was testing them, she immediately asked "What's IT?" So let me start by saying they're one of my fav anti-aging makeup (think SuperHero Mascara) and skincare lines. They work with plastic surgeons to develop serious beauty solutions based on ingredients that are both cutting edge and good for your skin. Nice!

IT Cosmetics' new anti-aging Bye Bye Collection includes multitaskers to help you bid adieu to everything from dark circles and pores to stubborn makeup and fine lines.

I tried these eight products from IT's Bye Bye Collection, available at itcosmetics.com, Sephora.com and select Sephora stores. You can also find the eye cream, lip treatment and makeup remover at QVC and QVC.com.

Bye Bye Lines Serum

Advanced Anti-Aging Wrinkle-Smoothing Miracle Concentrate

s1868199-main-Lhero lines 100.jpgWhat it is: A hard-working anti-aging serum proven to deliver 10 powerful clinical results to your skin. It takes on everything from dryness to wrinkles to give skin a younger, healthier look in as little as 10 days with more dramatic results over time.

What I like: Not your typical serum, this super-light cream leaves my skin silky smooth and glowing. It includes one of my go-to hydrators (hyaluronic acid) plus argan oil and babassu oil for an instant burst of moisture. Using it in the morning and at night after cleansing soothes my parched skin without any icky, oily feeling.

You can wear IT's Bye Bye Lines serum underneath (my choice) or in place of your normal moisturizer.

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Daily Distraction

Easy Solution: Change the Name to Restaurant Logo

By Bob on October 25, 2016 2:52 AM | Read More

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Playing Favorites

I Was There Too

By Bob on October 20, 2016 4:20 AM | Read More

Have you ever seen a movie and thought, "I wish I could've been there when they filmed that..." C'mon, wouldn't you have loved seeing Spielberg shoot the face-melting-Nazi scene in Raiders of the Lost Arc...or been a fly on the wall during Meg Ryan's infamous, I'll-have-what-she's-having shot in When Harry Met Sally.

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Daily Distraction

THIS Explains Little Johnny's Drinking Problem

By Bob on October 18, 2016 4:47 AM | Read More

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Don't Try This At Home

Exercising in the Hood

By Bob on October 17, 2016 2:53 AM | Read More

History will record that I'm not the MOST fit person in Colleywood. A bum foot with more titanium than a new set of Callaways will do that to a person.

I dunno Doc, sometimes I feel like I'm walking on pins and needles. Wait a minute...turns out I AM walking on pins and needles

Bob's Foot-350.jpgI do try and live a reasonably healthy lifestyle. And after extensive research I've learned that moderate exercise may not help me live longer, but it will help me die slower. So I've got that going for me. 

My day typically begins with a four-mile walk inside the bubble that houses Colleywood and Baja Colleywood (you know it as Euless). It's an urban/residential mix and my only wildlife sightings are what I see on the sidewalks, streets and parking lots.

Full disclosure, I've seen the coming of the lard and it's delicious...

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There's a pattern here. I see the same "types" of people every day. The seasons change...the outfits are constantly changing, but the people...well, I've identified 4 distinct groups.    

 He's not a threat unless you FEED HIM

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Out of the Closet

Enter to Win a $115 Prize Package to Help You Get Gorgeous

By Charlotte on October 13, 2016 12:41 PM | Read More

FB Social Sharing and Link Ad.jpgWhat's underneath the best looks? Ask my Texas girlfriend group and they're sure to say, "A lacy red thong, of course!"

This one's for the girls! The eight authors of Red Thong Strong: Girlfriend's Little Secrets to Smoothing Life's Panty Lines have joined Soma to give away eight autographed copies of our inspirational new book and eight, $100 Soma gift cards.

Read on for details on how to enter. Contest ends Nov. 2.

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Daily Distraction

But, What If the Guy with the Key Drowns?

By Bob on October 11, 2016 2:41 AM | Read More

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Daily Distraction

Wake Up in 7 Days and Your Flu is Gone!

By Bob on October 4, 2016 3:37 AM | Read More

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Red Thong Strong: Girlfriends Little Secrets to Smoothing Lifes Panty Lines
Guest Room

Diabetes-Friendly Chicken Burrito Bowl

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By Laura Cipullo and Lisa Mikus, authors of Everyday Diabetes Meals
Image credit: Colin Erricson

Prepare your own Mexican quick fix with this Chipotle-inspired bowl. Carbs are moderated by filling the bowl with beans, extra veggies and chicken. No need for rice, since the beans count as carbs.


If you love tomatoes, increase the quantity to 1/2 cup, but note that the carbohydrates will also increase.

If preparing this recipe for one person, cut all of the ingredients in half. Or simply prepare the full recipe up to the end of step 2 and store leftover chicken and vegetable-bean mixture in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, and continue with step 3.

Health Bite: The iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc in black beans help to keep bones strong and healthy.

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Playing Favorites

Windy City

It's been almost 18 years since Alison Krauss gave us a solo album, but the wait is over with Windy City. The release (her fifth solo studio album) features ten covers of classic songs (and some bonus tracks) she picked with producer Buddy Cannon.

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