Women: Look Like a Million Bucks for Under $15

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, but women don’t have to spend big to look like a million bucks.

Most local drug stores carry products that yield high-end results without exceeding small budgets. Look for these beauty products, which will have heads turning your way, but cost $15 or less:

– Shiny, colorful locks. Salon dye jobs or highlights can cost over $100, so who wouldn’t want to extend the life of their colored locks? Use é.sen.cia by Samy Mandarin Citrus Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner. This cleansing and conditioning duo is 100 percent vegan, natural and organic. The shampoo gently cleanses with horsetail extracts to thicken fine hair, and wheat proteins to infuse added bounce. The conditioner strengthens and protects fine, fragile hair from damage and provides weightless volume — about $10.

– Luscious lips. Organic wear 100 percent Natural Origin Lip Veil is infused with vitamins and anti-oxidants to protect, moisturize and leave lips unbelievably soft. Once you try it, you’ll never go without — about $7.

– Smooth legs and trimming. According to the 2009 Schick Shave Study, 91 percent of women consider smooth, shaved legs as part of their year-round beauty routine, while 88 percent of women trim and maintain both their bikini line and bikini zone. The Schick Quattro for Women TrimStyle acts as a razor and bikini trimmer in one, helping you trim and maintain your bikini line at home. The TrimStyle has four ultra-thin blades with moisturizing strips on one end and a waterproof, battery-operated bikini trimmer on the other — about $11.

– Glowing skin. Skip the spa in favor of your local drugstore’s shelf, and you’ll still enjoy facial-smooth skin. Biore Even Smoother Microderm Exfoliator uses ultrafine alumina crystals to remove dead cells and make your skin glow. Shea butter and white tea extract prevent irritation — about $14.

– Soft, beautiful feet. Skip the pedicure and use Airplus Aloe-Infused Socks to noticeably soften and smooth your feet — $6 or less.

– Skin moisturizing. Formulated for dry, sensitive skin, Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream is non-greasy and fragrance-free. Even better, it can save you from buying both facial moisturizer and body lotion. The cream can be used on the face, hands, elbows, feet and knees — about $7 for a 3-ounce tube.

Tips For Easier Dog Bathing

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – American households keep 78.4 million dogs according to a survey conducted by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association. And every one of those 78.4 million dogs, at some point…well…smells like a dog.

“Washing your dog doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience for you or your pet,” says Patty Mueller, pet care expert and founder of Rinse Ace brand pet products (www.rinseace.com). “Bathing your pet indoors is an easy, less-stressful alternative to a groomer -; or a backyard garden hose and bucket. All you need are a few inexpensive items and a little planning.”

How frequently you bathe your dog depends on its lifestyle and breed. Bathing too often can irritate the skin. A good guideline is to wash your dog only when its coat gets dirty or begins smelling “doggy.”

Here are some tips to make bath time easier and less stressful for pet and owner:

– Gather your supplies without your pet present to reduce pre-bath anxiety.

– Place a bath mat at the bottom of the sink or tub to prevent your pet from slipping and to protect the surface from nail scratches.

– Place a screened cover over the drain to catch pet hair.

– Brush or comb the entire coat before bathing to remove mats and tangles.

– Attach bathing tethers to your dog’s collar to secure them in the sink, tub or shower. This holds the dog in place and frees up both your hands.

– Use a shower hose with a sprayer that controls water flow, such as the Rinse Ace Pet Shower Deluxe. This will save water and keep you from “spooking” your pet. Hold it close to thoroughly soak the coat and skin. Usually, cupfuls of water can’t fully saturate a pet, especially its underbelly.

– Always use shampoo and conditioner made specifically for dogs. Never use products made for human use.

– Instead of applying shampoo directly to the dog, apply it to a shampoo mitt first for better distribution throughout the coat. Work it into a deep lather, and rinse with the shower hose until the water runs clear. Repeat process with conditioner. Make sure to rinse well, since any shampoo or conditioner residue can cause irritation.

– Let your pet shake off initial water, then squeeze out any excess water with your hands and finish by towel drying. Keep him or her indoors, away from drafts, until its coat is completely dry.