Boost your Immune System with AHCC Review and Giveaway

Holiday Gift Guide Selection 2012

As we all know ahcchaving a strong immunity system is paramount to fighting infections and attacking colds, flu, and many other ailments that we come down with. Especially during the winter months colds and virus’s rear their ugly heads a lot more often than in the summer.  With having four children in school they are bound to come down with colds, viruses and many other virus’s and spread it to the rest of the family. With that said, this is why AHCC is something one should take to boost your immune system so that you do not get sick as often.

What is AHCC?
AHCC ® is Japan’s #1 top-selling immune support dietary supplement, now available in the United States. AHCC® (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) is an extract obtained from a hybridization of several species of mushroom mycelia. AHCC® supports normal immune function and may improve the number and functions of immune system cells.* It has been shown to significantly increase immune response* by promoting enhanced macrophage and T-cell activity* and boosting peak Natural Killer (NK) cell function.*
Immune-Boosting Effects of AHCC
Activates macrophage activity
-Improves NK cell function
Increases the production of cytokines
Potential Effects of AHCC
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May support the liver’s ability to detoxify
May optimize white blood cell counts
May improve appetite
May alleviate nausea
May maintain energy levels
May support a healthy response to inflammation*
No side effects, safe and natural.
Potential Improvements in Quality of Life
Stronger Immune system: Increased NK Cell, Macrophage, Cytokine and Interleukin activity
Better resistance during seasonal changes
Less fatigue and more energy
Better mood
Better sleep
Optimized white blood cell count
Increased ability of the body to fight off attacks on healthy cells
I was given the opportunity through Quality Of Life Labs to try a bottle of AHCC. I felt it gave my immunity system a great boost as I only came down with a cold since I have been taking it. It will not prevent you from ever getting sick. However, your immune system will be stronger and it will help prevent you from being sick longer and/or possibly coming down with any illness.
You can read all about AHCC HERE
This is a suggested dosage.
Dosage range is between 1-3 grams per day. This equates to 1-3 bottles per month (60 capsules of 500mg). AHCC should be taken in divided doses on an empty stomach (30 minutes before meals or 2 hours after meals) for optimal absorption. For example, when taking 3 grams per day, take 3 capsules 30 minutes before breakfast and 3 before dinner. While the therapeutic dose is 3 grams per day, the maintenance dose is only 1 gram per day.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
There has been over 25 clinical studies to help support the use of AHCC. There was a recent study from Michigan State University that has showed with the use of AHCC it will enhance the seasonal flu shot, making it be more effective against the virus. In addition, this product works great as an anti-inflammatory for conditions such as arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and many other conditions as well.
 
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AHCC Research website is HERE
  Now you have the chance to win one bottle for yourself.
Disclaimer: By entering this giveaway, you agree to have your name published if you are a potential winner. Winner will be contacted via email upon ending of this giveaway within 48 hours and will have 48 hours to respond or prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen. All prizes will be awarded at sponsors discretion. Giveaway will start at 2:00pm EST (12/31/12) and end at 2:00pm EST (01/10/13). Number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY and VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Must be 18 years or older to enter and be a resident of the US.

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Disclosure: I received this item for the purpose of a review. All opinions are 100% my own. I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.

NARS SkinCare Travel Sets!!

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NARS travel sets are in and you can now travel in style with NARSskin. You can choose from one of two travel sets containing suitable sized products from the brand’s new skincare line, developed by Francois Nars.

NARSskin Luminous Aqua Travel Set
LUMINOUS AQUA SET:
Optimal Brightening Concentrate (Full Size)
Total Replenishing Eye Cream (Full Size)
Multi-Action Hydrating Toner (Travel Size)
Purifying Foam Cleanser (Travel Size)
Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer (Travel Size)
Travel Cosmetics bag
 
NARSskin Luminous Moisture Travel set

                                 LUMINOUS MOISTURE SET:
Optimal Brightening Concentrate (Full Size)
Total Replenishing Eye Cream (Full Size)
Multi-Action Hydrating Toner (Travel Size)
Gentle Cream Cleanser (Travel Size)
Luminous Moisture Cream (Travel Size)
Travel Cosmetics Bag
PRICE: each set, $140
AVAILABILITY: January 1, 2013 on narscosmetics.com

Starlooks December StarBox Review

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This is the month we have been waiting for! Another month another fantastic box! Every single month has been amazing and exciting to open. Some of you that have been following know that StarLooks is a subscription program that offers 4-6 full size products in each StarBox every month for only $15.00. If you love makeup and beauty products you will not be unhappy. Each box comes packaged beautifully and the products are exquisite. Well, what are we waiting for? Let’s get to the box and contents.

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The box is a pretty red for the holiday season. Again, I forgot to leave the lovely gold ribbon that wraps around the box. When the box arrives I quickly open it and somehow the ribbon ends up being misplaced. The most important is the contents are intact and that is what I am going to show you.
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In this December LooksBook edition, “ Be the Light” they took inspiration from the lights of the Christmas tree and created 3 different looks using the basic rule of colors of the color wheel, Color Opposites known as complimentary colors. Red/Green, Orange/Blue, Violet/Yellow.
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This is their 15 shade Palette that retails for $99. If you did not order Starlooks to get the December box you can purchase this box on StarLooks for $25. In addition, you can purchase past StarBoxes that you have missed as well. Exciting isn’t it? So do not worry and go get yours today! As you can see the colors here are vibrant, bold, and beautiful! I have been playing around with the different colors and created multiple looks to show you.
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love dramatic looks so I decided to do a rainbow look with the different colors. I used Red in the corner of my eye then Orange, Yellow, Green shimmer, Blue shimmer on the corner and dark purple with violet shimmer on top near the eyebrow.
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I used the Blue matte and blue shimmer together on the lid. I then applied Orange shimmer on top near the eyebrow. In addition, there are a variety of looks you can create with this palette. Often I will mix 2 different shades that have the same tones together to make a color have a bolder look. I love the diversity of cosmetics and find myself sitting at my desk trying different color combinations just for fun.
How do I get started?
Look no further you can connect head on right over to their website HERE and subscribe to get their wonderful monthly box. You can gift one to a friend or family member which could be the ultimate Christmas gift! Make sure you visit them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Youtube.
Disclosure: I received these for the purpose of a review. All opinions are 100% my own. I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.
 

Slip into Comfort with Bunny Slippers! Review

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Holiday Gift Guide Selection 2012
Bunny Slippers has a wide variety of slippers available. You can find classic bunny slippers, animal slippers, novelty slippers, character slippers, socks, microwaveable slippers, and more.

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                                                 Fuzzy Koala Slippers
I received these adorable Koala slippers to review. I received the adult size which fits most up to a size 10 in adult. The Koala slippers are made with a soft faux fur coat, beady eyes, ear tufts, and a grey nose.These comfortable slippers will make your feet feel like they are covered in a cozy blanket. The insides are soft and cushioned so your feet always feel protected and relaxed while wearing them.
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The bottom of the slippers give good traction so you will not skid. Bunny Slippers has men’s, women’s, children’s, toddlers, and baby sizes. In this particular pair, one can get adult and childrens (ages 3-8). Under their FAQ there is a women’s to men’s conversion as well.
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You can find many slippers like these Fuzzy Tiger slippers on their website. I cannot find the care instructions for these slippers. However, I would wash these gently by hand or with care in the washer and air dry them. I do not recommend putting them in the dryer as the faux fur may get ruined. Bunny Slippers is not responsible for any damages to the slippers.
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Holiday Shipping Information: U.S. Customers order by midnight (PST), Sunday Dec. 16th for Christmas delivery.
Connect with Bunny Slippers on Facebook 
You can find their animal slippers HERE 
What slippers do you like?
Disclosure: I received these for the purpose of a review. All opinions are 100% my own. I was not compensated for this review. Your opinion may vary from mine.

Give the Gift of Beautiful Hair and a Beautiful Planet this Holiday Season!

Pureology Introduces 2012 Holiday Gift Sets Supporting Global Green USA
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Around this time of year we usually think of receiving gifts and what we would like for the holiday season. Pureology is on the other end and is giving back this holiday season. Pureology is donating $20,000 to Global Green USA in colligation with three holiday gift sets!

Pureology launched its Crowdrise Fundraising page for Global Green USA for its community to get involved and support Global Green USA! Thanks to the donations and funds raised by Pureology and its community, Global Green USA continues to focus on greening our nation’s schools, educating on water conservation, and improving the quality of life for people and their communities by fostering environmental awareness about the health and future of our planet. Visit Pureology’s Crowdrise Fundraising page for Global Green USA to make your donation today!
There are three different gift sets being offered this holiday season.
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                                          Hydrate Holiday Gift Set
Gift this beautiful box featuring Pureology’s bestselling Hydrate system complete with a limited edition Pureology Hydrate scented candle

  • Hydrate Shampoo (8.5 oz. retail)
  • Hydrate Condition (8.5 oz. retail)
  • Colour Stylist Supreme Control Hairspray (2.1 oz. retail)
  • Price: $56.00

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                                           A Touch of Glamour
” With Perfect 4 Platinum Petites: Keep your blonde hair shining bright this winter season with one of Pureology’s most popular systems – Perfect 4 Platinum! Perfect 4 Platinum Shampoo, Condition, and Radiance Amplifier will make your hair the star at every holiday party!
 

  • Perfect 4 Platinum Shampoo (1.7 oz. petite)
  • Perfect 4 Platinum Condition (1.7 oz. petite)
  • Colour Stylist Radiance Amplifier Petite (0.5 oz. petite)
  • Price: $22.00

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With Nano Works Petites: Give your hair the gift of youth with Nano Works anti-aging system for colour treated hair. Pureology’s luxury award-winning Nano Works gift set is the perfect stocking stuffer!

  • Nano Works Shampoo (1.7 oz. petite)
  • Nano Works Condition (1.7 oz. petite)
  • Colour Stylist Cuticle Polisher Packette
  • Price: $25.00

Availability: October 2012 in salons while supplies last.
Pureology.com for a Pureology salon in your area
This year Pureology has made improvements in their packaging to reduce the environmental impacts. Pureology has come out with Zero Waste packaging.
NEW Zero Waste Shampoo and Condition Packaging
– Highly concentrated ZeroSulfate® 250mL shampoos offer 70+ shampoos per bottle
– 100% recyclable bottles feature the latest FDA-approved, 50% post-consumer recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE) materials for unparalleled safety and environmental sustainability.
– For secondary packaging, Pureology decreased the amount of cardboard and uses Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified cardboard boxes made from 100% recycled fibers. Pureology also added educational messages to these boxes, reminding purchasers to recycle the box and providing tips on how they can conserve water.
ABOUT PUREOLOGY SERIOUS COLOUR CARE®
All Pureology formulas offer an industry first: Longer Lasting Hair Colour – Guaranteed!®  For more information visit Pureology.com or Become a Pureology Facebook Fan.
Check out the Pureology tab on my blog for other things Pureology has done. http://triciastreasure.com/p/pureology.html

15 Days of Warhole NARS Cosmetics

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                                       “15 MINUTES OF WARHOL”
A NEW FACEBOOK EXPERIENCE EXCLUSIVELY FOR NARS FANS
To celebrate the NARS Andy Warhol Holiday Collection, the beauty brand is excited to announce a Facebook experience to help fans achieve their very own “15 minutes” of fame. Each day for 15 days, NARS Facebook followers will have the chance to win a set of limited edition prizes from the collection.
NARS Andy Warhol Holiday Facebook contest
HOW IT WORKS:
For 15 days in December (beginning December 42012), NARS will post a question inspired by Andy Warhol on its Facebook wall at 12pm EST. Followers will have exactly 15 minutes to post their most creative answer in the comments. One winner will be selected each day. Winners will receive the Beautiful Darling, Edie and Silver Factory gift sets (total retail value: $324).
DETAILS:
Contest runs December 4-18, 2012 on facebook.com/narscosmetics.
One entry per Facebook follower per day.
For more details, visit the NARS Exclusives tab.
For official rules, click here.