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Weekend Detox with Oil Pulling Oral Oil Detox by GuruNanda

On Superbowl Sunday, most of us will load up on chips and dip, nachos, pizza and other calorie-filled munchies. But you can offset some of the toxins you accumulate from poor dietary habits and the environment with o il pulling--a n ancient Ayurvedic practice based on the idea that self healing can be achieved when the three mind-body types known as  doshas ( Vatta, Pitta and Kapha)  are balanced.  Doshas  are  derived from the five major elements of air, water, fire, earth and space, and they  express unique physical, emotional and mental characteristics.  D ating back more than 5,000 years, the practice of oil pulling removes toxins which themselves are oil soluble. Oil pulling is most effective when a pure and dosha-balanced oil is gently swished in the mouth for a required period of time. We received a sample of GuruNanda pulling oil (oral oil detox)  ($14.99), which pulls toxins and harmful  bacteria  via the salivary glands.  This  alcohol- and-artificial-color-free pro

Spring Break Beauty Product Picks and Essentials

Winter is just getting started, but my thoughts have already turned to spring. And visions of a tropical getaway to Miami, Rio or Maui are dancing in my head. So here's a short list of Everything She Wants ' must-have beauty picks and essentials to help you prep for and to bring on your next spring fling. 1. For a few weeks, I've been using the collagen boosting  Eminence Citrus & Kale Potent C + E Serum  (and masque) in tandem with Eminence's  Stone Crop Hydrating Mist , illuminating  Bright Skin Licorice Root Booster-Serum   and nourishing  Facial Recovery Oil ,  and my skin texture has a renewed youthful glow. The anti-aging products are good for all skin types, absorb quickly and are packed with effective, natural ingredients and antioxidants. 2. Dry feet aren't sexy nor are they sandal-ready. And  Aquaphor Healing Ointment Advanced Therapy  has done wonders on my coarse, cracked heels. The ointment will also intensely moisturize and rejuvenate any

Jennifer Lopez Stars in The Boy Next Door and She's Fab at 45

Jennifer Lopez looks better than ever.  With a sexy new movie, The Boy Next Door,  opening this weekend (we are so there), her current stint as a judge on the ever-entertaining American Idol , and her memoir,  True Love,  to promote, J. Lo is also busier than ever. But who are we kidding? This post is just an excuse to share a few flawless photos of the stunning actress and entertainer, who in our opinion is a much flyer girl at 45. Love the top knot and the lace, tea-length Christian Siriano skirt paired with a sleek black top. J. Lo is one hot mama in this skin-baring ensemble. Va va va voom . This is not your average little black dress. We're not a fan of fur, but J. Lo still looks red hot in white. Photo credit: Wire Images

A sneak peek at Meow Parlour, New York City's first cat cafe

Come for the cats and stay for the cookies. Founded by pastry chef and entrepreneur Christina Ha and her assistant chef Emilie Legrand, Meow Parlour is the city's first cat cafe, and it introduces a business model already popular in Europe and Asia. Guests and potential cat parents pay a fee of $4 per half hour to play and co-mingle with the resident kitties (all cats are available for adoption through Kitty Kind). Assorted macarons and cat-caricature cookies are available at the neighboring Meow Parlour Patisserie, also owned by Ha. Everything She Wants checked out the cafe when it opened in December 2014. See a sneak peek below, and reserve your play date today. Photos by Tracy E. Hopkins

Union & Fifth New York Fashion Week 2015 Chanel Bag Contest

Everything She Wants  wants to win a luxury trip to New York Fashion Week, February 12-19, 2015. I was invited to participate in an exclusive blogger contest hosted by Union & Fifth, a unique nonprofit designer online consignment store where 75% of sales are donated to charity. So I created a Polyvore mood board inspired by a coveted blue Chanel bag that will be given to the winner! As if that weren't enough, I would also win a two-night stay at a trendy NYC hotel and tickets to exclusive fashion shows. So please help me win by "liking" Union & Fifth on Facebook and by sharing this post on Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels before January 19, 2015. Chanel bag available at Union & Fifth. Chanel: New York Fashion Week 2015 by tracyhopkins featuring paris wall art

Download Free Romance Novels on EverAfter App

50 Shades of Grey stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. The countdown has begun for the cinematic juggernaut, 50 Shades of Grey , which debuts in theaters just in time for Valentine's Day on February 13th.  In the meantime, you can get your steamy story and tawdry tale fix at EverAfter , the first app exclusively dedicated to romance ebooks. The free app is compatible with Apple and Android devices and is available for download at Apple's app store and the Google Play app store.  EverAfter features more than 100,000 titles for purchase from leading romance publishers like Harlequin, Avon, Kensington, Diversion and Samhain, and indie publishers. It also offers flash sales and thousands of free ebooks. Readers will find bestselling authors like Grey 's E.L. James, Nora Roberts, Debbie Macomber, Robin Carr, Sylvia Day and Nalina Singh, as well as up-and-coming authors, in EverAfter's "Books We Love" category. So get ready for the weekend, and downlo