Things To Do Thursday: Kind Kudos!

This Thursday Polka Dot Tango asks you to give a complete stranger a compliment! This is something that is so simple, but can make a huge positive impact on someone’s life. Giving a compliment should come from one’s heart in order for it to be genuine to the person who is receiving it.

Why would a compliment matter to a stranger? Most of the time, a courteous expression will mean a lot to a stranger as much as it does to someone you know…if not more so at times. The recipient will be surprised that someone took notice of something that most will pass as something not so extraordinary. Friends always give compliments to each other, but when it’s from someone unexpected, they feel there is more of a truth to what they are saying.

Here is a list of why compliments are AWESOME!!!

• It could brighten someone’s day
• It could raise their confidence
• You could possibly make a new friend
• There is a chance that you will learn something
• It is face to face time, rather than face to screen time
• There could be a wonderful story that is told as a result of the compliment
• They may pass along a compliment to another stranger, and the cycle may continue
• It’s just a nice thing to do 🙂

Have fun today and we know you will do amazing!

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Wellness Wednesdays: Staying Hydrated

Water. Agua. Djour. Shouei. Eau.

With the first official day of summer approaching on June 20 (A.K.A. my birthday), everyone is getting ready for backyard BBQs, pool parties, and trips to the lake. But anyone who lives in Fresno knows that with this summer fun comes Fresno’s terrible summer heat. Keeping hydrated during this season is a must whether you’re out taking a hike or just laying out by the pool catching some rays. Fitsugar.com has 1o simple ways to keep hydrated this summer:

  • Eat your water. Chowing down on water-filled foods like watermelon, is an easy and refreshing way to keep hydrated.
  • Swap soda for sparkling water. If you’re trying to kick a soda habit, sparkling water is a healthy, but still fizzy, alternative.
  • Hydrate before exercising. Be sure to drink water before exercising to maximize your workout.
  • Drink water on the plane. If you’re traveling this Summer, don’t forget to drink up the H2O on the plane.
  • Stay hydrated at work. Even when working indoors, it’s important to keep the fluids handy.
  • Drink water before meals. By drinking water before meals, not only will you stay hydrated but you’re less likely to overeat.
  • Have enough on hand. When you’re spending the day camping or biking, it’s important to bring enough water to last the trip.
  • Spice it up with healthy flavoring. If you’re having a hard time getting enough water, spice it up with some natural flavoring.
  • Keep track of your daily water intake. Try this tasty and handy way to keep track of your H2O intake.
  • Keep a reusable bottle with you. Having a water bottle with you at all times is the easiest way to stay hydrated without even thinking about it.

Dehydration is not something you want to face. Especially in children and elders. Here are some warning signs I pulled from webmd.com.

  • Increased thirst
  • Dry mouth and swollen tongue
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Palpitations (feeling that the heart is jumping or pounding)
  • Confusion
  • Sluggishness fainting
  • Fainting
  • Inability to sweat
  • Decreased urine output

So please, keep plenty of water around and don’t forget the sunscreen!

Pantene Aqua Light…Should be Aqua LIKE!

Pantene Aqua Light Shampoo & Conditioner

With summer right around the corner, I am in the middle of switching out my wintery products for the lighter ones. Reason being, Suave with Keratese is great for cooler and drier weather, but a little too heavy for those “glistening” days. I have baby fine hair and the slightest bit of product will weigh it down, leaving me feeling greasy and unfinished by the end of the day. So, what better time to try a new product than now!

Pantene’s Aqua Light is a new product that has hit the shelves for those who have hair like myself. At first I thought that it may be too drying for my hair, as many tend to be. Super fine hair with too little moisture in it resembles hay, and frankly, I don’t want hay hair. With Targets wonderful return policy of “If you don’t like it, return it” made me happily purchase Aqua Light shampoo and conditioner, beating out Tresemme for now.

My shampooing/conditioning experience. The shampoo lathers up nicely and the smell is very faint. It is a pleasant clean smell and is not too perfumey, which is fine with me. When I rinsed out the shampoo, I did not feel any kind of residue left in my hair unlike many other shampoos. The conditioner smelled just as fantastic as the shampoo and rinsed out easily but clearly left my hair feeling conditioned but not overly so.

The end result. The next morning I woke up and my hair felt extremely light in weight. It was of course drier than my hair was using the Suave with Keratese, but I did not think it was overly dry. It had a nice texture to it and actually made the waves in my hair more pronounced. I had volume in my hair and that is very rare. When I styled my hair, I decided not to put any product in it, just so I could see exactly how much I loved Aqua Light and I think my hairstyle turned out pretty great!

So, if you have very fine hair and are looking for the perfect shampoo & conditioner for those hot summer days, I would suggest trying out Pantene’s Aqua Light. I wish they would have had the Weightless Conditioning Shake in stock, but maybe next time!

Tutorial Tuesday: Fun summer nails

 

Looking for colorful, fun nails for summer that’s super fast and easy? Avon’s mosaic effects nail polish combined with 5 bright colors make this awesome effect. I used:

O.P.I. Not So Bora-Bora-ing Pink
O.P.I Chop-sticking To My Story
Avon Sweet Mint
Avon Aqua Fantasy
Sephora O.P.I. Read My Palm
Sephora O.P.I. Domestic Goddess
Avon Mosaic Effect Top Coat in white

Make sure to use 2 coats of color and let it dry completely before applying the white top coat.

Fashion Fridays

 

 

Growing up, Mary Kate and Ashley drove me absolutely crazy. But as they grew older they became a little less annoying and more into women that I looked for fashion ideas from. It’s amazing how these twins went from planning a part in Full House to becoming such successful business women. They currently have their own very affordable clothing line. Olsenboye

 

Let’s Go Monday, LET’S GO!!!!

I have always loved Mary Poppins and just thinking of that movie makes me smile. I would rent it every time my family went to the video store.

Today is Monday and I am sure that is not a big surprise to you. This last weekend I went back to SoCal to visit my family and of course, it was wonderful to see them and sad to leave. My Grandma is as beautiful as ever and her eyes light up my soul. My Mother is still gorgeous and makes me feel like I am four feet tall again even though I am six inches taller than her. My Dad is so calming and truthful and I love to just sit and chat with him because he tells me how it is. My Brother continues to share his innovative ideas and intrigues me with his projects and my Nephew runs me like a greyhound having me chase him and practice catching for his next baseball game. I am so thankful this is my family.

My good mood is still lingering from the weekend and I have found some excellent inspirations. Please enjoy and tell us about your weekend!!

I love this one.

This is so true and is a great reminder. I think I’m going to put it on my mirror.

Simply said.