Memorial Day Survival Guide

by on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 with

Memorial Day Survival Guide…
Don’t Wind Up Baked, Fried & Burnt!
Stacy Cox
With Memorial Day weekend now 2 days away…How ya feeling? No doubt you’re hoping for some sun, surf and sand as much as I am. I put this segment/blog together for NBC Seattle New Day Northwest. But I had to chuckle at mother nature when I double checked the weather forecast and it’s predicting a rainy weekend in this city. Wouldn’t you just know it?! This said, eventually the clouds will part and everyone in Seattle will be able to utilize all the great products I researched below. As for you…where ever you’re going to kick back in this country over the long weekend…I hope you’ll slather on the SPF, travel and drive safe and take a moment out to honor yourself. We’re all pretty awesome but seldom press the “pause” button to remember this important fact! Happy Memorial Day.
“My mind is constantly going. For me to completely relax,
I gotta get rid of my cell phone.”
Kenny Chesney
(So true right?)
PRICE: Varies between frames
SAVE: Now Through Sat. 5/25 1AM…SAVE 20% on one pair of sunglasses! Checkout code is SEATTLE20
TWITTER: @glassescom is an online eyewear shop dedicated to helping you find glasses you love with help from passionate experts who provide one-on-one service & tips & do so with 24/7 customer service. The company’s 3D virtual try-on app combines the best of Hollywood special effects with advanced computer modeling. Translation = you can see your face on the app in different glass styles of your choosing BEFORE you commit and make a purchase.  You don’t even have to upload a photo. The app captures video of your face and turns it into a 3D model of your head! (The app is available for the iPad, iPhone and Android devices.
  • MY POV: My biggest thing as an entrepreneur is the notion to “Try before you buy!” And is proving they really understand the meaning of this with the 3D digital technology they harnessed. The range of options is limitless whether your style is geek chic or old Hollywood glamour. But with all these choices it can be overwhelming. understands this and mobilized to help take the guess work out of the equation. They’re consistent in treating customers supportively and enthusiastically. They genuinely want earn your business and loyalty which is why I had to recommend them in this post. Plus they retail “tres chic,” high quality frames at great price points.
L’Oreal Paris Advance Suncare Collection
PRICE: $9.99 – $10.99
SAVE: L’Oreal Paris will donate $1 to the Melanoma Research Alliance for each Advanced Suncare product sold in the U.S. — up to $250,000 in 2014
SHOP: Drugstores Nationwide
TWITTER: @lorealparisusa
L’Oreal Paris offers the most superior protection in a range of ultra-convenient forms. Formulated with an advanced photostable patented UV filter system, powerful antioxidants and luxurious lightweight textures. The complete range is designed for every skin tone under the sun. 2 standouts we’re excited over:
  • NEW Advanced Suncare Silky Sheer BB Face Lotion SPF 30 &50+
  • NEW Advanced Suncare Quick Dry Sheer Finishing Spray SPF 30 and 50+(Non-Alcoholic)
  • MY POV: L’Oreal is dead set and determined to push the envelop on creating luxury suncare at an affordable price. And by gosh this collection proves it’s possible. The Quick Dry Sheer Finishing Spray SPF 30 & 50 dries faster than California Chrome ran the Preakness which I love because it saves your beauty routine valuable time allowing you to hit the ground running more efficiently. And the donation to the Melanoma Alliance Research Foundation a no brainer when shopping SPF products. You’re saving your life and in a sense potentially many other too.
Oxygen Plus
PRICE: $23.97 & Up
SAVE: 20% on order! Use code “NEWDAY” at checkout
TWITTER: @oxygen_plus

Oxygen Plus (O+) portable, recreational oxygen is a healthy solution anytime you need a lift. The lightweight, stylish oxygen canisters contain 95% pure oxygen – that’s more than 4x the amount in unpolluted, every-day air. Just a few deep breaths – through your mouth or your nose – helps revitalize, boost energy, increase alertness and mental clarity, and alleviate the effects of vigorous exercise, travel, altitude, poor air quality, and a night on the town. If you enter promo code NEWDAY when you check out online at the O+ Store you’ll save 20% off. It’s an innovative way to save, and experience a boost! Shipping is not include and some restrictions may apply.

  • MY POV: This is a product I can praise and praise and praise until I’m blue in the face. The ONLY way you’ll believe me is to try it. I was skeptical too? Does this thing work? Is this thing on LOL? But this is one mighty canister for which anytime I’m feeling whiped out and depleted, puts a healthy hop back in my step daily. Monster what? Red Bull who? Enough said!
PRICE: $21.99 to $29.99 month supply (size/ounces vary)
SHOP: Super Supplements, Locally In Seattle
TWITTER: @youthH2O

youthH2O stimulates/awakens the body’s youth hormone awarding beauty, energy, wellness all in one w/age defying organic superfoods. You’re getting 3 very powerful & rare superfoods all in one liquid high concentration form Camu Camu (the highest natural vitamin c source), purple corn (highest antioxident source) & maca which adapts to your body’s unique needs restoring vitality w/out caffeine.

  • MY POV: As a 16 year esthetician people always ask my secret to getting my skin to glow and just assume the answer will be that I go and get tons of facials. Truth be told? I haven’t had a facial in 6 months! BUT I drink youthH2O daily! I pour a 1oz bottle into my smoothies and that ensures my complexion, energy levels and metabolism are for lack of better words protected (check the youthH2O web site for my Beauty & Burn receipe…it’s housed there). This is my affordable beauty insurance policy folks. I highly urge you to get on board too.
Lisa Hoffman Beauty, Fragrance Jewelry
PRICE: $65 & Up
TWITTER: @LHbeauty

Lisa Hoffman Beauty offers a unique, fashionable and affordable approach to wearing fragrance your way. It’s perfume…LHB just reinvented the packaging! And it’s a genius design because why smell like sun block throughout summer if you don’t have to? Fragrance jewelry ensures perfume never touches skin. Ideal for sensitive skin and long weekends spent in the sun. The 6 signature scents were conceived from Lisa’s world travels. Each bracelet features distinctive charms with scent infused beads that slowly release fragrance that lasts for weeks, great for travel and easily added or removed as you like.

  • MY POV: I’ve been a fan of this brand for 2 years. I was on a treadmill at the gym one day and my eye caught LBH fragrance jewelry in a fashion magazine! I tore that page out of the mag, contacted Lisa Hoffman’s office and the rest is history. It’s affordable chic and I get compliments every time I wear my necklace and bracelets.
 Ultra Woman Daily Multi Packs w/Zumba DVD
PRICE: $69.99
SHOP: Vitamin World Stores
TWITTER: @vitaminworld
The Ultra Woman Multi-Pack paired with a targeted Zumba DVD will activate your body, turbo-charge your metabolism and give you a really fun workout, while the 30-day supply of vitamins support energy metabolism, healthy hair, skin & nails, heart & circulatory health and bone & joint health. These multi-packs are also available in Sport and 50 plus varieties, to support all ages and fitness levels.
  • MY POV: I’d been dying to try a Zumba class in my area and kept it on my “to-do” list forever! UPDATE: uhh yeah, guess what? It’s still lives on this list (story of my life). So leave it to Ultra Woman (I love their name) to package everything together…it’s genius! They ship the vitamins (which are a great quality) and dvd to you leaving you and I no excuse not to take ownership of our health, bodies and booties!
Parissa Quick & Easy Wax Strips for Face & Bikini
PRICE: $10
SHOP: Ulta
TWITTER: @parissawax
Forget packing a razor this Memorial Day Weekend and get ready for your getaway before you leave! Instead of worrying about your bikini area or any other unwanted hair such as upper lip, zip away hair instantly with Parissa Quick & Easy Wax Strips for Face and Bikini. These all-natural pre-applied wax strips are simply warmed in your hands, pressed on and zipped off – leaving you with smooth results for up to 6 weeks! Parissa also includes azulene oil for after waxing to prevent ingrown hairs and soothe skin instantly.
  • MY POV: Dear Parissa…You’re home use wax strips for face and bikini rock! So much so that since you’re clearly putting me out of the professional waxing business…I will be forwarding you my resume on to you ASAP. Baby girl’s needing a job…FAST. Thanks Much…Stacy Cox
  • (Okay maybe I’m exaggerating here a little bit, but you get my pt…these wax strips are so easy and effective to use, you’ll be hooked on first use and a semi pro at waxing like me!)

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