Thursday, April 18, 2013

Zinio Magazine!

hello lovely readers of mine,
How is everyone's week going? Fabulous I hope!

Life has been busy with so many exciting things happening! :)

Recently, I was contacted by a Magazine company named Zinio - which is the world's largest newsstand! I never even knew this existed! I was pretty impressed once I started reading about it - there's a link down below this photo that will take you directly to their page so you can check it out for yourself!

Some of the reviews I have read about Zinio:

"The iPad newsstand that works"

"Zinio editions on the iPad are terrific"

"To see magazines done correctly, look at Zinio"
-Huffington Post

I'm huge on reviews! Before making a big purchase or even a small purchase on a product I always go directly to read the reviews - it's a little glimpse of what exactly you are going to get ! 

Zinio is the world's largest newsstand with hundreds of digital magazines that can go directly to your iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows 8. Pretty cool huh? Now a days, EVERYTHING is done online, before you would run to your nearest store for the newest magazine out for the month - and now you can get them directly to your iPad!

Some of the magazines Zinio offers: Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, The Oprah Magazine, Oxygen, Food Network, National Geographic, Allure, Glamour, Women's Health, Shape, Elle Decor, Star, US weekly & the list continues! 

You can browse and purchase subscriptions or single issues instantly from your computer or mobile device to read wherever and whenever you like :) 

Some of their offers:
      2 for 1
  • 2 years subscription for the price of 1 on 48 participating titles
  • Ends April 23

99 Cent Back Issues Sale
  • Ends April 30

Hope you all enjoyed this new post with something new for you girls to check out !

I have a very exciting giveway soon that deals exactly with this post !
Details on that coming very soon!

Hope you girls have an amazing weekend!

Natasha Marie

Monday, April 8, 2013

Gel Manicure of the week & tips for healthy nails!

Gel Manicure of the week ! :) 
Can you tell I'm a nail polish junkie? I love having them painted, it's a MUST. It's my 'me time' :)
I've been letting my nails grow out a bit & thankfully no breaking or chipped nails! I'll have some tips on how to keep your nails staying strong at the end of this post ! One thing I love to do with my nails - file them to a square shape; it makes your nails look much longer! :) 

This week we went with a hot pink shade called : PASSION

 6 easy tips on how to keep your nails strong & healthy !

1.) Keep your nails hydrated at all times! Rub a bit of Vaseline or your favorite moisturizer with Vitamin E on your cuticles in the mornings and in the evenings! I do both, every single day! Your nails look 50% more healthy JUST by doing this! 

2.) Try not to file your nails right after you shower. They are much weaker and more likely to break. Always file in ONE direction instead of back and forth. This can weaken your nails! Go slowly when you file your nails, the harder you go the less likely you are able to achieve the look you want for your nails! 

3.) Apply a layer of topcoat (any brand will do - OPI, Essie, Sally Hansen etc) every 1 to 2 days to help keep the length of your manicure! AND it will help your nails from chipping through out the week!

4.) Always always always wear gloves when washing dishes! (I never wash the dishes without my cute pink gloves on! lol) It can be very harsh on your nails and cuticles, causing them to become dry, brittle and discolored.

5.) Pick a day of the week to give your nails some love: cuticle care, cuticle cream, file etc These little steps once a week really does wonders for your nails!

6.) Avoid biting your nails and cuticles - this can cause infection! (and doesn't look so nice!)

Until next time girls; keep your nails painted ! 

Natasha Marie

"Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try"

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Life lessons.

Life fascinates me, I can talk about it for hours and hours at a time and never get tired of it. It's a beautiful thing to watch someone see life as a gift while it's heart breaking to see people take life for granted on a daily basis. The things we take for granted, others are praying for. Simple things such as having a beautiful home, a car to get around in, air condition, a fridge full of food, wallet with extra money to spend, a phone to play around on all day, college books to pay for, clothes to last a life time are just a few things that we are blessed with while others are praying for it all. Life is such a blessing, it amazes me. Every single day I am a little more thankful. A grateful heart always stays young. It's scary to know - you just never know when your last day can be or the life of your loved ones. Probably the #1 thing that terrifies me, never knowing what could happen from one day to the next to you or your loved ones...which is why my heart is full of gratitude daily and I love life more every single day without question. I came across a list of 42 beautiful lessons about life that I absolutely loved and wanted to share with you girls!!

Read. Enjoy. And always remember these on a daily basis.
Life IS truly a gift, embrace it.
Live it and love it.

 1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short – enjoy it..

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.

9. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

10. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

11. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

12. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

13. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it...

14 Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

15. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

16. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

17. It's never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.

18. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

19. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

20. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

21. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

22. The most important sex organ is the brain.

23. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

24. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

25. Always choose life.

26. Forgive but don’t forget.

27. What other people think of you is none of your business.

28. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

30. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does..

31. Believe in miracles.

32. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

33. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

34. Your children get only one childhood.

35. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

36. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

37. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

38. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have not what you need.

39. The best is yet to come...

40. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

41. Yield.

42. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

 Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio .

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 42 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written.

Natasha Marie