20 Mar

Dr. Alkaitis Raw Organic Skincare



Dr. Alkaitis’s motto is: “If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your face.” Now, I won’t say that I’ve gone so far as to try to eat these products, but I can understand how someone might, in a pinch! This raw organic skincare line uses completely edible, unheated, plant-based ingredients. The rules that apply to your diet should also apply to the products that you put on your body, because for better or worse, every lotion, every cleanser and every masque you put on your skin is absorbed into the bloodstream just like food. My friend from Kinderdagverblijf Leiden says she has this ongoing dilemma about skin. So I guess this article will help her. Most commercial cleansers use harsh detergents (sulfates) that strip the skin of its natural oil layer, and without it, toxins from lotions that contain carcinogenic preservatives (parabens) find it that much easier to penetrate the barrier of skin.
Dr. Alkaitis’s product line is based on aloe and extra virgin olive oil, a much gentler means of cleansing and moisturizing. I’ve been using them for several months now and I’m very impressed. Be aware that the fragrance of these natural products might take some getting used to, especially for people who are accustomed to commercial skincare with its synthetic fragrances. The entire Alkaitis line smells very earthy, very herbal. It’s almost a masculine scent, but it fades very quickly. I’ve learned to love it, and now I cannot stand the smell of synthetic fragrances. Below is an overview of the products I’ve tried from the Alkaitis line. I have oily skin with a tendency to break out, so according to the consultants at SaffronRouge.com, these products are the best for my skin type. But the beauty of these products is that they can work for many skin types, so don’t hesitate to try them.

Organic Purifying Facial Cleanser
This cleanser has a castille cleansing base, and uses shea, jojoba and coconut oils. The herbal skin repair complex includes such ingredients as chamomile, nettle, and sea wrack. It has a texture kind of like fruit preserves, and it goes on smoothly. It’s worth noting that this cleanser doesn’t bubble up like ordinary cleansers. It’s meant to exfoliate the skin without scratching it, which can often happen with sugar scrubs. It washes off cleanly without leaving the skin dry or tight.

Organic Herbal Toner
Best if used right after the cleanser. Its base is made from aloe vera, witch hazel and a combination of herbs, so it has a very strong scent, but it doesn’t last long. It’s recommended that you use your fingers to smooth this onto your face, without using a cotton ball. Unlike other astringent toners, this one also acts as a moisturizer, especially for oily skin types. It improves the circulation of blood in the skin, so after applying this, your face will have a healthy glow.

Organic Soothing Gel
Like the toner, this gel has a base of aloe vera and witch hazel, but it has a much thicker consistency. It can be used as an acne treatment for the whole face, or for individual trouble spots. Moisturizer is not necessary for most people after the use of this gel. It is an effective anti-inflammatory, so in addition to acne it can also be used for razor burn, rosacea, eczema, and as a balm after hair removal treatments.

I would say that the only drawback to these products is the price. I don’t mean to say that high quality products should cost the same as the toxic substances sold at Wal-Mart, but at roughly $50 per bottle, no one is exactly going to buy these on a whim. They do offer a travel kit with decently-sized samples, enough for a shopper to make an informed decision. You can order directly from the Alkaitis site or from SaffronRouge.com.

19 Mar

Exceptional Skincare in Suburban Philadelphia


pexels-photo-715829Rometta Salon and Day Spa is situated in a stately Victorian building on the corner of Montgomery and Ashbourne Rd.s , in the heart of Elkins Park. This quaint, and welcoming environment is peopled by a warm and knowledgeable staff. The business has been in operation since 1997. It is owned and maintained by Mimi Caruso, former vice president and general manager of Caruso Molecular Rollers, Inc.

The spa area, which is tucked toward the back of the building, houses a massage room, as well as a waxing area, esthetician’s space and a shower and dressing room.. This provides for a refreshing retreat. The décor is subtle and has a neoclassical feel. Soothing aromas waft throughout.

Vonnie Hammond is the resident Esthetician. She trained with The Landsdale school of Cosmetology, and has had 150 hours of postgraduate training with the Dermal Institute.Her approach to skincare is holistic, and well rounded. Her manner is calming as well as masterful. She employs a variety of techniques. Each service is tailored to meet the clients’ specific needs. One can expect a careful and precise skin analysis. The variety of products she uses, are soothing and highly effective. Vonnie specializes in the treatment of acne, incorporating several techniques including High frequency, which is a gentle electrical modality.

The facial experience itself is luxurious, and most relaxing. One feels well pampered and

tended to. The skin is thoroughly cleansed and nourished. A client is treated to a delicate and thorough massage of the neck, chest and shoulders. The face is purged of impurities, and nurtured with care. The end result is both invigorating and replenishing. A client is given the insight on how to specifically care for their skin. The products that are utilized and recommended are available for purchase upon checkout. This allows for careful maintenance, along with regularly scheduled treatments. Most clients are regulars, having rebooked after their initial treatments, in order to keep their faces aglow. Waxing services and make up sessions are also available, to round out and complete the beauty regimen. For facial use, you can check  derma roller amazon to have more youthful glow.

I would highly recommend Vonnies’ services to anyone. I have seen a great deal of improvement in my skin since she has begun treating me. There is a profound difference in the texture and clarity. I also eagerly look forward to this sense of periodic retreat. I schedule monthly and would suggest regular bookings for anybody who simply wants a soothing experience, or has ongoing skin issues. This is surely the remedy.

15 Mar

Product Review: Bose SoundDock Digital Music System for IPod



The market for iPod accessories is a rife gold mine nowadays, and most companies that want to cash in on the market come up with sleek looking devices that synch with your iPod, that are, more often than not, the product of harried afterthoughts and erratic planning. Shopping for speakers for my iPod was a lot more difficult than I thought it would be, given the endless number of alternatives to choose from. Most of them, I found, once plugged in, turned out to be disappointing contraptions that I wouldn’t waste a dollar on. But after weeks of searching in vain, I chanced on the perfect product, and it was love at first note. I finally found my speakers of choice, the Bose SoundDock Digital Music System.


At first glance, you’ll find that its sleek, ultramodern appearance synchs very well with your iPod.  You may get one from Holoplot by the way. The wide speaker stretches out like a panel, a miniature wall of sound. There’s a dock up front and center, where your iPod takes the stage. The SoundDock comes in either black or white, both of which are sleek and classy. It also comes with a small remote control which allows you to turn your sound system on and off, adjust the volume, make track selections, and start and stop the music, all from a distance within the room.

The Bose SoundDock comes with five different dock inserts that allow you adapt the speakers for 10/15/20 GB iPods, 30/40 GB ones, the iPod mini, the 20 GB click wheel model, or the 40 GB click wheel model. The speakers work with AC power, and it automatically recharges your iPod’s battery when it’s docked and the speakers are plugged in.

What differentiates this product is that it doesn’t only look good, but the sound quality you get from it is amazing! Most other speakers don’t hold up when you crank up the volume and want to use your iPod as a portable DJ or sound system for big venues. With the SoundDock, you have enough power to entertain a roomful of guests, and the sound quality, far from being compromised, is even enhanced. You can clearly hear the difference once you try hooking up your iPod to a different set of speakers before hooking it up to the SoundDock. It’s the closest thing to surround sound you’ll get with music from your iPod.

At roughly 2.1 kg, the SoundDock is not as conveniently mobile as many other available speakers. It’s not collapsible either, and it does not run on batteries either, so you can’t lug it around to rugged campsites or the wild outdoors. The SoundDock, however, can be ideal for traveling as its adaptor works from 100-240V.

Ultimately, your choice of speakers will depend on what you’re looking to use it for: for a home entertainment system, for mobility or for convenience. The Bose SoundDock is not the easiest set of speakers to take with you on your next outdoor trek, but for its sleek sound quality, nothing sure beats it.

13 Mar

Miranda Lambert Announces Tour Dates



A rising star in the country music genre, Miranda Lambert is poised to be named the top female country music singer with her seven Academy of Country Music Award nominations. Fans anxious to see her in person are in luck, as Miranda Lambert has just announced the tour dates for her upcoming “Revolution Continues” tour. Joining Lambert on the tour are openers Justin Moore and Josh Kelley.
Here’s a list of the “Revolution Continues” tour dates:

February 24: St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena
25: Evansville, IN @ Roberts Stadium
26: Cedar Falls, IA @ McLeod Center

March 24: Fort Wayne, IN @ Allen County War Memorial
25: Pikeville, KY @ Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
26: Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville Civic Coliseum
27: Morgantown, WV

April 7: Norman, OK
8: Dodge City, KS
9: Lincoln, NE
14: Estero, FL
15: St. Augustine, FL
16: Melbourne, FL

Miranda Lambert also has some non-tour dates coming up, including several shows in Australia with Alan Jackson March 4-12 and solo shows February 16 in San Antonio, February 18-19 in Ft. Worth, and March 16 in Houston.

On my next post, I will be discussing website development with topics in net cms, themes, development, etc.

06 Mar

Time Management Tips

Everyone has felt at some point that there simply isn’t enough time in the day to accomplish all the things that they need to do, let alone indulge in the things they actually enjoy. Here are a few simple time management tips and techniques to help you manage your time more efficiently to eliminate stress and enjoy a more fulfilling life.

Take some time to plan and organize and use a academic diary. It may seem counterintuitive at first, but spending a few minutes to plan out what you need to accomplish will actually save you time in the long run. Spend a few minutes asking yourself what is truly important and what will give you the greatest amount of satisfaction. Next, figure out which tasks are urgent, and need to be completed immediately. Tasks that are both important and urgent will help you clarify your priorities, so that you can…

Create a “To Do list”. By physically writing down a list of tasks you need to complete, you’ve established your priorities as a concrete reality instead of vague nebulous thoughts floating around in your head. Get in the habit of using organizational tools to keep track of plans. A day planner, a smart phone app, or even a pocket sized notebook will do. When you keep a clear list of your priorities in front of you, you’ll be motivated to get them done.

Eliminate your time bandits. How much time each day do you spend checking your email? How important is it to keep up with everyone’s Facebook status updates in real time? Do you really need to answer that incoming text immediately? Multitasking has become the norm in 21st century culture, but dividing your attention between multiple sources substantially decreases your productivity. If the things that regularly distract you are important, work them into your “To-Do” list, which you’ll use to…

Develop a routine. Human beings are creatures of habit, and we’re comfortable with what is familiar. It’s not easy to shift your focus away from your time bandits when they’ve already become established behaviors. By incorporating them into your schedule, you’ll establish more productive habits, and once this pattern becomes a routine, your productivity will skyrocket, and you’ll able to enjoy the extra free time you’ve created.

Reward yourself with leisure time. By establishing more productive habits in your life, you’ll find that you have more time to focus on other things, like your family, your interests, and your hobbies. You might be tempted to keep working, to continue to get more done, but spending some time to do the things you truly enjoy will help reinforce your new behaviors, and prevent psychological burn out.

It’s never easy to change a behavior when you have a lifetime of bad habits working against you, so it’s important to stick with your new action plan. Keep working diligently at implementing these time management tips, and soon enough, you’ll notice lower levels of stress, higher levels of enjoyment, and more satisfaction in your life.

16 Feb

Use of Pet Medications on the Rise


Every day some people take a handful of pills – one for high blood pressure, one for high cholesterol, maybe even one for arthritis. The associated costs for prescription drugs can be costly. Imagine the family member that requires several medications is actually the family pet. More and more people are putting their pets on long term health care regimens, which often include prescriptions.
The Guffords in North Carolina spend a lot of time and money on their 12-year-old dog. Brownie is diabetic – he gets a blood sugar check and shot of insulin daily. He also takes pills, mixed into a bowl of tuna and canned carrots. Brownie has been medicated for several reasons in the past year: diabetes, infections, high blood pressure and upset stomach. He has also been medicated for anemia and a spider bite.

Brownie’s owner, Ann Gufford, told local press that “He’s our baby, he’s a family member, I would want somebody to do that for me.” Gufford has spent an estimated $5,000 keeping Brownie healthy.

Pets are now medicated as much as their owners, or more in some cases. They are medicated for the same health problems people have – arthritis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes… Pets have even been medicated with Prozac or Valium. Owners sometimes get prescriptions for their pets filled at regular pharmacies, or even pay with health insurance.

Pet drugs are becoming big business. Americans spent $2.9 billion on pet drugs in 2005, increasing the market by half since 2000. The FDA has approved over 40 new drugs for pets in the past five years.

Your dog can now take diet pills like millions of Americans already do. Slentrol, the first approved ‘slenderizer’ for dogs, was approved in January. You can also place your pet on chemotherapy, which could cost $3,000 over three months.

As with human medication, some pet medications are discovered to be harmful. Rimadyl, originally for humans, was approved by the FDA to treat dogs’ arthritis. Rimadyl ended up causing kidney and liver damage, and has been linked to 3,000 pet deaths.

Pet medication is tested on a few hundred animals, so side effects may not be known until after they are on the market. Also, a drug may be fine for cats, but not dogs; or a drug could be dangerous to specific breeds. Over 700 drugs are used for pets even though they have not been approved for that purpose.

Pet health insurance is also becoming readily available. Veterinary Pet Insurance, based in California, currently has 400,000 policies. The premiums are about $30 per month. By 2010, the market could climb to $500 million.



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Thank you for reading up to this very end. For my next post, I will be discussing products for the skin. I will be starting with a vitamin c serum for face. I hope you stay tuned in this page for more information.

06 Feb

Best Toolbars and Browser Plugins for Web Designers

These toolbars and plugins are designed for Firefox 3. If you have not updated your Firefox Browser, you will need to before installing any of these plugins. These plugins are a must have for web designers. This guide will show you some of the most popular plugins for web designers. All of the plugins are located on the Mozilla website.

IE Tab 1.5.20090207

The IE Tab is a great plugin for web designers who want to see what their website will look like in Internet Explorer. This plugin will allow you to switch your Firefox Browser to Internet Explorer to see how it will look. Then you can click the tab again to switch it back to Firefox. This plugin is great because you don’t have to open IE and wait for it to load just to see what your site looks like in that browser.

CSSViewer 1.0.3

The CSSViewer plugin is a CSS Property Viewer. It installs on your right on your Firefox toolbar and with a click of the mouse, you can view the CSS Property of a site.

Font Finder 0.5d

Have you ever seen a font on a page and you really wanted to know what it was? With the Font Finder plugin, you can find any out what any font is. All you have to do is install the plugin. Then you highlight the text, right click on the text and click Font Finder. A window will open and give you’re the style information for that font. This is a really neat plugin to have if you are a web designer.

ColorZilla 2.0.2

ColorZilla is another cool plugin to have. Often as a web designer I have seen colors that I like and want the code for. In order to get the code for the color, I would have to open a graphics program that I use, let it load, and then get the code. With ColorZilla, all you have to do is take the dropper and click the color you want. Then the code will appear and you can copy it.

Screengrab 0.96.1

The Screengrab plugin is neat. It allows you to capture the entire web page that you are on. When you screenshot a page, you only get the part that is visible. With Screengrab, it captures the entire page, even the part that is not visible. This is a really cool plugin.

In my next post, I will discuss digital marketing and suggest you some helpful  digital marketing agencies.

30 Jan

Companies Offering Medical Transcription Jobs

Spectra Medi hires experienced Medical Transcriptionists and Editors/Proofreaders for transcriptions, with both positions able to work from home entirely.

MedQuist hires for the position of Medical Transcripionist and a variety of other positions that can be performed from home.

CPR Technologies is a company employing remote-based Transcriptionists as well.

Rapid Transcript Inc. often has openings for home-based Medical Transcriptionists, with a relatively quick hiring process.

Scribes Online hires Medical Transcriptionists. They provide you with all of the necessary software and equipment you need in order to work for them.

Net Transcripts is a service company hiring for the similar position of at-home Word Processor.

Unlimited Transcription also hires Medical Transcriptionists from home on a regular basis.

Aside from medical opportunities, I also know some sites offering hospitality jobs london area and other industry-related works.

27 Nov

My tips


When you decide to buy one thing, you need to research on it first.  But even before that, you have to know your needs. Do you really need it? Is it a necessity or just a want? Decide if it will benefit you or other people. If it will be an investment for the future, or an asset to help your business or whatever you do grow. Just like in choosing internet, you need to know the reasons why you are installing it.

Where you are installing it (like your location because internet signal is vital), its costs, installation costs and fees, and other things. After which, you need to test it first and see if it really fits you and your needs. Like hjaving a hosting website.  In this regard I usually trust my inticnt with najlepszy hosting whom I have been working with for years now.  Test for it for a couple of hours, even days, and see if it really works well for you.


If not, you might want to decided on choosing another or be open to other options in the future.  Remember, in every purchase, you do not just invest effort and money, you also invest on time which you cannot take back. Better to test its probability and its limitations than be frustrated in the future because it lacked initial research and test. Thanks and good luck! This also applies with looking for a new place. It is normal to be stressed at work. But being stressed due to a dozen of workload is different from being unhappy. One can enjoy doing work, even when deadlines, reports and meetings are being thrown at you simultaneosy without having the feeling of unhappiness. But if you are that person—who knows deep in her heart that you just let the day pass by, work on things without putting your heart into it, and probably just waiting for the next pay day, do yursef a favor and look for a place where you can find your purpose and passion. Maybe because you feel like facing a blank wall or a dead end where opportunities don’t grow. Or maybe Never fear failing. As long as you know that somewhere, there is a place where your potentials belong, go draft that letter and open your life with new opportunities.

02 Nov

Gift of God




An artist that she is, my mother believes that using the gifts that God has given to inspire and help other people is one way to be thankful and appreciate of His blessings. “Use your gift because if you use your gifts you’ll not only make yourself happy but you also bless others,” she said.

She leads in giving people livelihood through their family business by being their suppliers from the provinces, especially some members of Kidney Friends, an organization helping people undergoing dialysis.

“One of the things that we like about our business is that we help people have their livelihood, we help them in the designing and if they are persistent and industrious, and they keep coming back, eventually they would have a lot of things that they can sell to us,” she explained. They would help them with their designs in jewelries, collages, wallets, bookmarks and other interesting pieces which they buy from them every week.

She also added that common companies would usually import materials, thus decreasing the possibility of helping our countrymen. But for her, using their God’s given gift to help others is more meaningful than merely aiming profit for the business.

They’d make designs that not only empower and uplift Filipino nationalism but also interesting craft pieces that are environment-friendly through their use of recycled paper for stationary, and anything that leaves a minimal impact with nature.

While her siblings are into designing and tech stuff like nas server test and all, have other work outside the family business, she maintains her unique brown paper stationary line  and is juggling office and ministry work with collage and crayola etching in her free time. After work, she’d also spend time in her craft room coming up with new scrapbook layouts and other interesting artworks which she share in her blog.

My mother’s creativity and diverse imagination never drained from years of hard work in the business. Having such a close knitted family of artist, Patsy continues helping and inspiring other people, and of course, crafting the next signature design.