We have finally arrived to the end of another work week! I hope you all had a great week, but now it's time finish up the week and get ready for the weekend!
I hope you all enjoyed reading what was going on in the beauty world last week, so I thought I would share what I found this week, so here's this week's beauty news…
P&G (Proctor & Gamble) - P&G saw earnings and revenue fall in second quarter, (beauty net sales fell 3%), but it raises full year outlook
Nutrafol Is Coming To Sephora - Nutrafol is bringing hair growth nutraceuticals to the masses as it launches on sephora.com this month and in Sephora stores in February.
Sephora Opening New Store In U.K. - Its first British store since 2005 will open its doors in March in in London’s Westfield shopping center.
That's all I have for you this week, so let's move on to the recap of what was published on the blog this week, my Friday favorites & failures, this weekend's sales, Audriana's Corner and this week's recipe, so on to this week's update!
~Here's What I Have Been Loving This Week~
Wet n Wild Coloricon Lip Gloss ($3.29, in shade “Sagittarius") – I love this lip gloss from Wet n Wild! This gloss is pigmented and glossy without being to shiny, isn't sticky and paired with this lip liner from Wet n Wild, you will have the perfect combo for a sheer, but very berry shade on your lips!
~Here's What I Have NOT Been Loving This Week~
Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel ($4.28 for 12 oz.) - I picked up this aloe vera gel on my last shopping trip to Walmart (I have been using Fruit of the Earth Vitamin E Skin Care Cream on my face twice a day for years now and I absolutely love it). This is a 100% pure aloe vera gel and is for sunburned and dry skin. I used this as a body moisturizer for over a week now and I do really like it, but this isn't as moisturizing as I thought it would be. I need more of a heavier body lotion or body cream to moisturize my very dry winter skin. I will put this away for now and bring it back out for the late spring/summer months when my skin doesn't need heavy moisture since my skin becomes more normal to dry. So, I cannot recommend this for very dry skin, but if your skin is more more normal to dry, then give this aloe vera gel a try!
~THIS WEEKEND'S SALES LINKS~
Walmart- Clearance Deals - 1000+ items on clearance as well as roll back deals online & in-store (LIMITED TIME ONLY)
Target - The Clearance Run - Save big online & in-store (LIMITED TIME ONLY)
Flodesk – Design and send professional emails, newsletters & sales campaigns to grow your business (receive 50% off your first year's subscription)
Interserver – Great webhost and affordable (and better and way less expensive than Blue Host in my opinion)
Canva– Create beautiful designs for yourself or your business
Intellifluence – an all-in-one influencer marketing platform that enables brands and influencers to connect, collaborate and reach their goals.
Good Morning Friends!
The weekend is almost here, and I can't wait!! I hope your week went well, mine was perfect (I'm a dog so my weeks are always perfect, BOL!!). This week I am barking about stress in dogs and the signs to look for as well as tips to help your stressed dog, so let's get into it…
5 Signs Of Stress In Your Dog You Might Not Expect:
Us dogs usually live a pretty laid-back life, but there are times when we get stressed like when we hear loud noises (thunder or fireworks) or are unsure of what we see out on our walks (people, other dogs or cats), so here are 5 signs of stress that you may not know about when your dog is feeling stressed:
Shedding - Sure, most of our dogs shed most of the time, but during times of increased stress you’ll notice tufts coming off your dog in big puffs.
Yawning - We all yawn when we are tired, but did you know your dog will yawn (often accompanied by a squeak or whine) when stressed? This is one way your dog is trying to calm himself when he feels himself getting stressed.
Pacing - A stressed-out dog might walk back and forth. Imagine the old sit-com portrayal of the expectant dad pacing the waiting room. It’s the same thing; your dog is trying to blow off steam and expend that nervous energy.
Hiding - If your dog ducks behind you, scoots under the bed, or crawls behind the couch, she’s not feeling confident. In these instances, if your dog chooses to hide behind you, provide comfort as much as possible, but if she’s in a closet or under the bed, it’s okay to leave her alone and wait her out.
Drooling or Panting - If your dog hasn’t run a couple miles, but your dog is drooling or panting, then she’s stressed. It’s just like when you are in a period of stress and your breathing becomes shallow. When a dog is panting or drooling, it’s time for you to step in to counteract the stress before your dog melts down which brings us to how to help your stressed-out dog…
3 Ways To Help Your Stressed-Out Dog:
Remove the Stressor or Remove Your Dog - If something (fireworks, bicycle, crowded sidewalks, hot air balloons) causes your dog acute stress, either remove the thing or remove your dog. We are not talking permanent avoidance; you will want to plan some training to help your pup in the long-term. This is just short-term management to help your dog get through the moment.
Provide Comfort - Recently someone told me she doesn’t want to “coddle” her dog when she’s hiding from fear. Imagine saying something like that about a baby or child. No one would ever dream of saying something like, “Oh, your kid’s terrified of lightning? Well, you should never comfort a frightened child! It’ll just reinforce her fear!” If your dog, your friend, your partner, your child, whoever, feels scared, provide comfort. The end.
Implement Interventions - For daily anxiety management, you may want to consider CBD for dogs (there are a lot of different formulations of CBD for dogs, so do your research before deciding to try CBD with your dog). For stressors that are unexpected or particularly acute (fireworks, thunderstorms, company visiting, whatever it is for your dog) other options include using an anxiety vest. For stressors you can plan for (vacuuming, company visiting) you can organize a bunch of interventions, like combining a CBD dose with an anxiety vest or moving your dog to a cozy corner with their favorite toy, treats or chew stick or a snuffle mat to take his mind off his nerves.
Remember, these tips will help your dog through a stressful situation, but these tips are not a substitute for training, but for dogs who are wired for stress, training alone simply can’t mitigate all the stress your pup will ever experience, so training your dog to not attack the vacuum while in use or not attacking visitors in your home is something you can do, but change doesn’t happen overnight. Train your dog consistently and in the long run, your dog will be less stressed and more calm and content.
That's all I have for you this week! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and I will bark with you all next week and remember, Adopt, Don't Shop!
This recipe is easy, delicious, and perfect for a weeknight meal! Here’s how to make it:
1 10 oz. Can Rotel Original
1 15 oz. Can Black Beans (rinsed & drained)
1 15.25 Can Corn (rinsed & drained)
1 Cup Shredded Cheddar
1 20 oz. Can Enchilada Sauce (or 2 10 oz. cans)
1 Pkg. Corn or Flour Tortillas (I prefer corn tortillas for this recipe)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix together Rotel, beans, and corn in a bowl.
Spray a casserole dish with nonstick spray and layer 1/4 cup of enchilada sauce on the bottom.
Layer the bean mixture, then tortillas and repeat until all of the ingredients are gone.
Layer the top with cheese and bake for 25 minutes.
NOTE: Serve with a tossed green salad for a balanced meal and don’t forget the sour cream!
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