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Ellen DeGeneres’ Dogs Steal The Show

  • 6:08 am Thursday, August 25th, 2016 by Kristi Thomas
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 12: TV personality Ellen DeGeneres takes a photograph while speaking onstage during Nickelodeon's 2016 Kids' Choice Awards at The Forum on March 12, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

One of the big secret’s to Ellen DeGeneres’ success is that even though she brings in the big, superstar bucks, she is still just like the rest of us in so many ways. This is very evident in one of her most recent Instagram posts that features video showing her trying to get a workout in…and her dogs having a different idea, stealing the show…much like The Rock’s dogs do in many of his Instagram posts. Adorbs!

 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Ellen Degeneres

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Secrets To Waking Up With Great Hair

  • 8:44 am Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 by Kristi Thomas
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I often joke that I haven’t had good hair since moving to Florida a kazillion years ago. Seriously, though, this is getting old. Dealing with heat/humidity, lack of time to style & damage from flat-ironing (to name a few) can make it impossible to have a good hair day. But what if you could do something(s) to wake up with beautiful hair? Here are some great tips whether you want to wake up with gorgeous, beachy waves, smooth hair or beautiful curls.  

Fashion Icon Coco Chanel’s Timeless Beauty & Style Secrets

  • 9:04 am Monday, August 22nd, 2016 by Kristi Thomas
French fashion designer Coco Chanel (1883 - 1971), circa 1962. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

There is such a focus on beauty & living up to certain standards. So, when I saw this article on beauty & style icon Coco Chanel & some of her famous quotes & advice, I knew I wanted to share it. I particularly like her quotes about embracing our imperfections & how beauty should start with the heart & soul.  Click here to see Yahoo’s 9 of Coco Chanel’s Best Beauty & Style Secrets.

An Insider’s Guide To What’s New At Disney Springs

  • 8:44 am Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 by Kristi Thomas
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I have been a Disney fan (and annual passholder) forever, so I have been fortunate to see the innovation and growth at the theme parks that Walt Disney envisioned all of those years ago. Now, another part of the Disney brand has grown significantly–Disney Springs, formerly known as Downtown Disney & before that Pleasure Island.

So just what is new at Disney Springs? Just about everything. You are going to be amazed. There are eateries that foodies will go crazy for. I love that there is a nod to Florida at Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming. He’s a Florida boy and it shows [More]

Channel Your Inner Mermaid With These Amazing Beauty Products

  • 9:10 am Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 by Kristi Thomas
In this illustration released by Disneyland Resort, the latest Disney Dream Portrait by photographer Annie Leibovitz for Disney Parks entitled "Where Another World is Just a Wish Away," shows actress Julianne Moore, portraying Ariel from "The Little Mermaid," surrounded by other mermen and mermaids including Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, foreground.   (AP Photo/Disneyland, Annie Leibovitz)

Ever wanted to try your hand at being a mermaid? OK…so maybe we can’t be real mermaids (the closest would be getting a job at Weeki Watchee). But there are some fun make-up & skincare trends this summer that can make us feel more Ariel-like.

Buzzfeed is out with a list of some really great beauty products that can help you channel your inner-mermaid. There are some on this list that I have used for years, like Lush’s amazing Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub. It feels so luxurious going on & leaves my skin feeling so refreshed.

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7 Reasons Why You May Be Exhausted

  • 7:58 am Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 by Kristi Thomas
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Do you feel like you are dragging ALL THE TIME? Yup, me, too. Turns out after a blood test, I’m pretty anemic and low on B12, but those aren’t the only reasons behind my never-ending yearning to take a nap. For me, first & foremost, it’s the lack of sleep that goes along with my lifestyle that includes the alarm clock going off at 3am to get to my radio show, as well as the extra stress of taking on more responsibilities in the work place like everybody else in the free world these days. Then, add on running 2 [More]

This Year’s Best And Worst Cities For Your Skin

  • 7:57 am Friday, July 1st, 2016 by Kristi Thomas
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Florida is synonymous with spending time outside being the Sunshine State and all.We all know being outside in the sun without taking precautions to protect our skin can is a bad idea. But just what kind of toll does it take on our skin?

If your 4th of July holiday weekend plans include going to the beach, pool, theme parks, etc., WalletHub says beware, reconfirming what we’ve been warned about time and time again. According to the latest stats, Analyst Jill Gonzalez says “Unfortunately, Tampa and St. Petersburg ranked poorly for skin danger, 90th and 147th respectively. These low rankings are [More]

What Attracts Mosquitoes?

  • 6:54 am Thursday, June 30th, 2016 by Kristi Thomas
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If you plan on spending time outside for the long July 4th holiday weekend, beware of mosquitoes. Clearly there are real concerns about the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus, but long before that we had issues with other mosquito-borne illnesses such as West Nile Virus & Eastern Equine Encephalitis, to name a couple.

Those pesky little critters have long been the bane of my existence–no matter the time of day, time of year, amount of bug spray–I get devoured. I joke that there could be a thousand people and mosquitoes would fly around everyone to get to me. So what makes one person [More]

Hot Hair Trends For This Summer

  • 9:10 am Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 by Kristi Thomas
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Just in time for the long Fourth Of July holiday, I have found some great suggestions for cute hairstyles that will stand up to the Florida heat & humidity. I have been a Florida girl since high school and one thing that has remained the same is that my hair and Florida DO NOT get along. Now that it is down past my shoulders, I was in great need of some cute, easy–and summer–aka humidity–friendly styles. Allure Magazine is loaded with a kazillion different tutorials on some of the hottest styles for this summer. Check these out!

How To Dress Like Celebs Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Lopez & Cheryl Burke This Summer

  • 6:28 am Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 by Kristi Thomas
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Summer is officially here, so it’s time to make sure we are rockin’ a cool–or hot–summer summer style.  Here are some trendy looks we’ll see celebs like Carrie Underwood, Bella Thorne, Gigi Hadid, Vanessa Hudgens, Jennifer Lopez & Cheryl Burke wearing this summer. Watch below to see the latest trends from short shorts & footwear to rompers & chokers.

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