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This month’s Friday Faves:
My first September fave is a product that my daughter has been using for a couple of months and we swear by it. It’s designed to help new piercings heal and I have to tell you that it really works!
My daughter Jensen got her nose pierced back in January. Everything was smooth sailing for a couple of months but out of the blue, she started forming a bump where the piercing was. I told her to make sure she was using the regular cleaner she got from the piercing place and she told me she was. I left it
this friday fave is a miracle worker
First off, I came to find out that bumps after piercings are very common. There are several types of bumps. The first kind is a pustule. They are like a blister or pimple filled with pus. The second is a granuloma. They usually show up 4 – 6 weeks after the piercing. A granuloma is a lesion or overgrowth of skin where the piercing has taken place. The third bump is a keloid or thick scar. All of them are undesirable but can be treated, though some better than others.
We decided that Jensen’s bump was probably a granuloma or keloid and set out to try to get rid of it. One product that I looked at seemed promising so we decided to give it a try. I bought the H2Ocean 4oz Purified Ocean Water Piercing Aftercare Spray from Amazon for around $12. The spray contains natural ingredients including 82 trace elements and minerals. It’s gluten-free, pH balanced and safe for all skin types. The bottle can be sprayed in any direction and works best when sprayed directly on your piercing but you can spray it on a clean Q-Tip or even a cotton round.
She used the product on the piercing and the stud each morning and night and we saw a difference after two or three days. The bump had gone down and the redness disappeared. We could not believe how quickly this spray had worked! With continued
It’s been a couple of months now and every once in
If you have trouble sleeping you’ll love this fave
My second fave for September is a sleeping mask. I don’t have a specific one to recommend though. The one I have is a cheapy I bought years ago when I had Bells Palsy. I couldn’t close my one eye completely so I had to buy the mask to help. I folded up a paper towel and placed it over my eyelid then put the mask on to hold it in place. It worked really well. When I didn’t need the mask anymore I tossed it in my nightstand and didn’t touch it again. Until now.
Do any of you have trouble falling asleep? How about staying asleep? I’ve recently experienced both and let me tell you, it ain’t fun. I’m the type of sleeper who needs the room pitch black and quiet. I can handle some noise like the TV on in another room but not my hubby’s chainsaw rivaling snore. Still, I can usually manage to fall asleep. But when it comes to having the room dark enough I can not make it work.
Because we have a bunch of house roaming pets we like to leave our bedroom door ajar for them to go in and out during the night. My bed
I finally decided that if I can’t get the room dark enough I was going to break out the old sleeping mask. I don’t know about you but when I think of sleeping masks I have two types of pictures I conjure up in my head. Either old
Oh, my word. I have finally figured it out. Sleeping with a mask on makes a WORLD OF DIFFERENCE in how quickly I fall asleep and I don’t wake up nearly as much as I used to. As a matter of fact, I probably wouldn’t wake up in the middle of the night if my husband didn’t get up for work then. Still, when I do, I have no problem falling back to sleep again. I am now
there are many kinds of sleeping masks to choose from
Okay, so let’s talk about different ones out there on the market. I have an inexpensive one I bought at the pharmacy. It has silky-ish material and stays in place with two elastic bands that hug your head. They aren’t tight but they keep the mask in place. There is an extra flap of material that extends slightly over the nose which helps block out the light.
Here are some popular sleeping masks on Amazon:
These are just a few of the masks available on Amazon. When choosing your mask look for one that has an elastic or adjustable strap. You also want to make sure it is made to block light from getting under it and is lightweight, not bulky. A mask won’t solve every sleeping problem but it may help you if you struggle with pesky digital clock light or other ambient lighting issues.
And my last friday fave for september
My final fave for September is a product line that I’m now a brand ambassador and affiliate for, Pura Vida. Though mostly known for their stylish bracelets they actually offer a nice variety of cool, laid back jewelry. Translated in Spanish as “Pure Life”, Pura Vida is actually a whole lot more. It’s a lifestyle that embodies living a full life with simple pleasures. That’s easily embodied in their stylish jewelry. Simple yet full of life.
One of the things that attracted me to Pura Vida, besides the inexpensive Original Bracelets was the story behind the brand. Each piece of jewelry is handcrafted by artisans worldwide. When you make a purchase from them you’re helping to provide a steady income to artisans in Costa Rica, El Salvador, India and more. And on top of helping these artisans and their families Pura Vida developed Charity Collections that donate a portion of each sale to many different charities. Some of their Charity Bracelets include:
- Autism Awareness – Autism Society of America
- Depression Awareness – The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
- For The Oceans – Oceanic Preservation Society
- Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Pack – Parkinson’s Foundation
- Billion Baby Turtles – SEE Turtles
- Save The Pandas! – Pandas International
- Freedom Dogs – Freedom Dogs
This is just a small fraction of the charities you can help support when you purchase one of their bracelets. You’ll need to check the website to see all of the Charity Bracelets and their corresponding charities.
But as I mentioned before, there’s more than just bracelets. Pura Vida sells rings, necklaces, anklets, earrings, cuffs,
These are such fun, easy pieces that anyone, any age can wear. So don’t let the tanned, toned twenty-somethings on the website scare you away because this middle aged stay at home mom wears the jewelry, too.