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Upgrade To Clearer Vision With Xperio UV Protection Lenses

November 19th, 2015 by Christen Growing up, I've always had crisp and clear 20/20 vision.  Ironically, I was also the kid that desperately wanted to wear glasses since I was in the 4th grade.  Back then, there was something so studious and chic about wearing glasses and even though I didn't need them, I wanted to wear glasses bad.  Fast forward 20 years later, after starting the blog and spending 10-12 hours staring at a computer screen, I noticed my eyesight wasn't what it used to be.  I needed glasses, and I needed them fast. glasses   After years of wearing a variety of prescription reading glasses and sunglasses I thought I experienced the pinnacle of clear vision should be. That is, until I learned about Xperio UV polarized prescription lenses.  Xperio UV polarized prescription sun lenses virtually eliminate blinding glare so you can see the outside world with sharper color and greater depth.  Xperio UV polarized prescription sun lenses aren't just ordinary sun lenses either. They help you see more no matter if you're staring at a computer screen in the office all day or playing sports outside, providing excellent clarity of vision all while protecting your eyes with a superior quality lens.   glasses collage   Recently, I got the chance to ship off a pair of designer prescription sunglasses for the Xperio UV polarized lens treatment.  After a few weeks, my sunglasses were returned with a certificate of authenticity & guide on caring for my new and improved shades.  Not only were the polarized lenses a complete upgraded vision experience but they also eliminate 100% of blinding reflective glare, they're practically scratch resistant and offer maximum UV (SPF 50) eye protection.     xperio uv     If you need an upgraded vision experience, check with your optometrist today.  Your Eyecare Professional offers a wide range of sun lenses, but Xperio UV lenses offer maximum UV protection, scratch resistance and cleanability, while delivering superior vision indoors and out. Want to learn more?  Connect with Xperio UV on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube today or visit them online at online.   This post has been sponsored by Xperio UV however, all opinions are my own.

Jumpstart Your New Year’s Resolution to a Happier and Healthier You With Walgreens!

November 16th, 2015 by Christen   The holidays have always been a time where I assessed my health, wealth and relationships.  I try to monitor my weight just so I can truly enjoy all the great food and desserts for the holidays - AND to get a jump start on my new year's resolution. Luckily, Walgreens and The National Urban League has teamed up to spread awareness and prevention measures to help everyone live happy and healthier lives - just in time for the holidays.  

I’ve Partnered With Walgreens To Usher The Wellness Tour To NYC!

  New Orleans Photographer Frank Aymami   Last month, I checked out the Walgreen’s / National Urban League Wellness Tour in New Jersey and I got a first hand experience of the importance of early detection that instantly snapped me into reality. After a series of quick tests and measurements, I was stunned to learn that unhealthy eating habits and stress caused me to gain TWENTY POUNDS + a host of elevated health concerns! I knew, leading up to my visit that I hadn’t been practicing healthy habits, but I had no idea the repercussions that it had on my health.  

Walgreens Wants To Empower Communities To Take Back Their Health

Through my Wellness Tour visit, I was able to detect the spike in my blood pressure and BMI vitals early and make some serious lifestyle adjustments towards a healthier new me! In just a few weeks, I’ve been able to shed almost FIFTEEN POUNDS and I’m feeling more energized and refreshed than ever before!     Many people my age never make preventative doctor or hospital visits, until it’s too late. Over the last eight years, The Wellness Tour has administered more than 570,000 health tests valued at $12.8 million in communities throughout the United States. These no charge health tests are vital in the quest of early detection and empowering communities with knowledge and resources for the prevention and early detection of today’s leading chronic diseases. It’s your life, your health and early testing now could make a world of difference for you later. Discover more from The Wellness Tour and connect with Walgreens by visiting

High Tech Beauty: American Laser Skincare Rules Of Engagement

September 11th, 2013 by Christen

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As I've traveled on this journey of weight loss and body conturing with American Laser Skincare, I've learned that there are rules of engagement necessary to achieve optimum results.  I was introduced to the Zerona® and VelaShape™ Body Contouring system about a month ago and although the treatments (consisting of laying on your back) are painless and easy, it's the lifestyle change you really have to be determined to commit to. If you've ever considered Zerona® and VelaShape™ Body Contouring treatments, there are a few things you should know in order to guarantee optimum results.   HOW DOES ZERONA® WORK? Zerona® works by painlessly creating a small pore in the wall of the fat cells.  While the cells remain healthy and alive, the fat is emptied out of the cells through the open pore.  The body then safely eliminate the fat using the lymphatic system.  The lymphatic system is the key component in the fat reduction process especially via three steps:  lymphatic flow, lymphatic force and lymphatic stimulation.  

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HYDRATION, HYDRATION, HYDRATION I've never been a fan of regular H20, in fact, I actually hate it.  (There. I've said it. #HonestyHour)  But because it's a necessity for health and overall optimum body performance, it's something that I've struggled with consuming more and more everyday.  In the case of Zerona® fat melting treatments, hydration improves the lymphatic flow (which is the fat melting/excretion process.)
  • Drinking at least 1/2 your body weight in fluid ounces of water per day. Example:  If you weigh 180 lbs you are required to drink 90 ounces of water per day.  (That's about 12 glasses of water daily.)
  • No flavor water, caffeine or alcohol consumption.  (if you need caffeine, you must drink an additional 2 glasses of water to compensate.)
  CONTOURING YOUR SHAPE WITH FORCE You can give your results a boost when you add VelaShape™ Body Contouring lymphatic massaging to your Zerona® fat melting treatments.  VelaShape™ Body Contouring lymphatic massages provides immediate in-office lymphatic force that increases the movement and elimination of the fats.  The VelaShape™ device uses a pressured massage technique that compresses the body while ushering the removal of fat in the treated area.   STIMULATE INCREASED RESULTS AT HOME TREATMENTS If you're really ambitious about shedding the pounds, you can add the following activities to your regimen for increased lymphatic stimulation.
  •  Wearing compression garments or shapewear like Spanx, will help permanently mold and contour your body while you're away from treatments.
  • Diet & exercise
  • Using a Dry Brush to stimulate lymphatic flow and movement while you're away from treatments.
  Because Zerona® and VelaShape™ Body Contouring treatments are by no means inexpensive, you want to assist your treatments to get the best results as possible.  While I've been on this journey for about a month, I'm trying to keep my diligence in diet, excercise and more in hopes to reveal a slimmer and sexier body once my treatments are complete.  STAY TUNED. For more information about American Laser Skincare or to schedule your own free consultation visit Disclaimer: Complementary Zerona® fat melting and VelaShape™ Body Contouring services have been provided by American Laser Skincare for review purposes, however all opinions, experiences and results shared are my own.

Step Up To Living Your Best Life With Jawbone UP™

June 28th, 2013 by Christen

Jawbone UP™ review

  Now more than ever, there are lifestyle enhancing gadgets to help anyone take control of their diet & exercise. Thanks to the good folks at Verizon Wireless, I got the chance to discover one of the most popular lifestyle gadgets on the market to date, the Jawbone UP™.  UP™ is a system that takes a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle. The wristband tracks your movement, sleep habits and so much more. The app displays your lifestyle data, allowing you add things like meals, mood and delivers insights that keep you moving forward. I should probably disclose that I have been absolutely obsessed with my Jawbone UP™ for several months now, (after all, it made it into D&D's Mother's Day Gift Guide so it has to be big, right?) Ever since I discovered that not only does it monitor your daily steps like a pedometer and monitors your sleep patterns, but it can also be utilized to take your diet, gym visits & more into account to help you discover improvements to live your best life.

Jawbone UP™ review


The Jawbone UP™ uses Motion X technology which when paired with the accompanying app for your iOS or Android device gives you a completely new outlook on maintaining an active  & healthy lifestyle.  Track your weight, map your bike rides, access extensive food libraries and more, and that data will be seamlessly integrated into your UP feed, lifeline and trends. You can also view detailed UP sleep, movement, food and mood data within selected apps to make those experiences even better.  

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You can easily integrate this motion monitoring wristband into your everyday life.  UP™ was designed to fit seamlessly in people's lives. Real life. It's a thoughtful combination of engineering and design, custom-made for how we live.  UP is both flexible and strong. Sometimes UP needs to slide smoothly under sleeves or bend to accommodate an active lifestyle. Other times it has to be strong enough to stand up to a snowball fight without a problem (or more likely, a few thousand showers). Day and night, UP is right there with you.  


Lithium-ion polymer battery Up to 10 days of use between charges USB charging cable—fully charges in 80 minutes Sensor & Interface Precision motion sensor Single push-button interface Vibrating motor for notifications Dual LEDs Software Compatible devices iOS 5.1 or greater Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later See full list of compatible devices Materials & Care Medical-Grade, Hypoallergenic TPU rubber In the box UP band Quick start guide USB charging cable   If you're wondering how the Jawbone UP™ can help you, I can attest that since using the Jawbone UP™ for review, I've noticed an increased effort to get adequate sleep (experts suggest at least 8 hours of sleep each night) and efforts to achieve above average physical activity (its suggested that users walk an average of 10,000 steps a day --- I have of a goal of 15,000 steps or 7 miles daily.)  Of course this wristband won't instantly make you into a superhero but it definitely serves as a reminder to make better lifestyle choices regarding sleep, exercise and eating each and every day.

Jawbone-Up DivasandDorks Mother's Day 2013 Tech Gift Guide

  How would you like to win your very own Jawbone UP™ and start your journey to living your best life?  Visit on Monday to learn some helpful tips & tricks for using your Jawbone UP™ a chance to win a Jawbone UP™ of your own.   Disclosure:  Please note that I often tweet using #VZWBuzz – VZWBuzz tweets include a 24/7 conversation and a Friday mobile lifestyle Twitter chat with an emphasis on providing information and education about devices, apps and tools useful to consumers. While the hash tag is sponsored by Verizon Wireless, the opinions I express tagged #VZWBuzz are my own.  



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