Category: Taking care of yourself


I have to give a quick rave review for KP Duty from Dermadoctor.com We discovered it in a Marie Claire magazine and thought, what the heck?  Let’s try it! 

KP Duty helps eliminate ” Keratosis Pilaris (KP) is a common skin disorder, typified by “chicken skin” bumps on upper arms, thighs, torso, buttocks and occasionally the cheeks. Excess skin forms around individual hair follicles, creating the characteristic minute, rough, grater-like bumps.”   We’ve been suffering from a little KP on the back of our arms for years!  Nothing had worked, not even a visit to my dermatologist.  Just a lot of frustrating scrubs and medications that didn’t really make a difference.  Some days it would get pretty bad that I’d hate to wear a sleeveless shirt or dress in the summer.  However, this summer all that is about to change thanks to KP Duty!

I started using the cream about 3 weeks ago, and at first I didn’t see much of change.  I got frustrated. I waited.  I convinced myself to keep using it to give a try, and now at almost 4 weeks, my arms have started to reveal much smoother skin.  I couldn’t believe that it actually was working! It made me very happy.  I thought, I must let others know about this product that actually works.

According to their site, “KP Duty incorporates medically proven technology including ingredients for hydrated and healthy skin. Medically potent levels of Glycolic Acid blends with Urea, the dermatologist recommended humectant, to soften and smooth away the driest roughest skin.”

Keratosis Pilaris affects almost 50% of the world’s population and is particularly likely to affect anyone prone to eczema, asthma or hayfever.

It’s never a chore to attain flawless, smooth skin. KP Duty effectively eliminates crustiness, flaking, and dry, rough chicken skin – no prep work or scrubbing required.

Try it and let us know if it worked for you!

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According to different surveys, 80% of women may not be wearing the right bra! Are you one of those ladies?

Every girl can’t deny that bra shopping can be quite difficult at times. Not only is it hard to find one which you actually like in appearance, but it is also hard finding one which is actually going to fit you the right way. Then, how do you decide which kind of bra you need?  And, how do you know if you’re wearing the wrong bra?  So many questions…and so many bras…

We did some research online and found this little list provided by Ms. Amber Wolf on EzineArticles, that perfectly describes when you’re “girls just don’t fit right.”

Classic signs of an ill-fitting bra

  • ‘Double-bubble’ effect-when you are pouring out of the top of the bra (not sexy ladies)
  • ‘Side spillage’-where you are pouring out of the sides (muffin top on the sides, definitely not sexy).
  • For optimal comfort and support, the back wings (back wings are the strips of fabric, which extend from the outer base of the cups and secure in the back) of your bra should be comfortably anchored at or below your shoulder blades.
  • If you are bulging out of the top of your bra, first make sure you are wearing the correct size then check to see if the cup type you have chosen is too shallow for you.
  • The shallowest cups are demi (as they are not intended to cover the entire breast). These bras are for low cut shirts.   (the padding takes up some of the space in the cup if you need a little help in that area).
  • If you are consistently noticing the bulge, you should opt for non-padded, full cup bras.
  • If you are experiencing pain in the neck and shoulders, you need a supportive bra, which evenly distributes the weight of your breasts.
  • If you would like to minimize your assets, choose a minimizer bra, which can reduce the appearance of the bust by up to one-cup size.
  • I also wanted to point out that if you’re wearing a strapless shirt, please wear a strapless bra! It doesn’t look right with straps hanging out. It’s a pet peeve!!  And, it looks ugly. Strapless bras can be your friends.
  • Wearing a racer-back shirt with a regular bra, is also a big no! It looks bad even if you buy those cheap “invisible” bands.

But how can you measure yourself for the right bra size?

Take a flexible tape measure and measure around your chest, just beneath your breasts. If you measure an even number of inches, add two to the number; if the number is odd, add three. This is the band size for your bra. Next, measure around the fullest part of your bust. Take the number of inches and subtract the number of your first measure. If the difference is one inch, you need an A cup, two inches is a B cup, three inches a C cup, four inches a D cup, five inches a DD cup, six inches an E cup, etc.   It’s easy, but if it sounds too complicated for you, just walk into any Victoria’s Secret store at the mall and they will measure you for free!  And, that’s just another excuse to go to Victoria’s and get something a little sexy.

Bras in specialty stores like VS  generally cost more than those you will find at Target or Wal-mart, but they will last for years if you take care of them. Plus, the fit and comfort make them well worth the extra money.  Invest in yourself, and never struggle to find the right bra again!