Life may be give us lemons, but it's always up to us to create lemonade. Discover Hollywood's Susan Hornik has put together a collection of interesting items that is sure to help you start the New Year off right.
I am going to start the year off with a cleanse, and will head right to Pressed Juicery. While they are a juice company at the core, the company offers three different juice cleanses, and all are rich in antioxidants and can encourage healthy digestion. Cleanses range from 1 to 5 days and are available in three different varieties ranging from an option perfect for beginners to one for seasoned experts. They also offer completely customized cleanses, and patrons can work with Pressed Juicery team members to choose the juices that best suit their tastes and goals. Pressed Juicery cleanses start at $39.50 in stores and $49 (plus $25 shipping).
In a world where eating out can be expensive, it's nice to have healthy, home cooked meals. But sometimes I'm just so busy, it's hard to stay on track. That's why I love these two home delivery services; Fitness Kitchen LA and The Ranch Daily LA. The food was delicious, I felt energized all day and being delivered right to my door was incredibly convenient. I would love to get these fantastic meal delivery companies on a regular basis.
Plan to visit SaunaBar, which has infrared SaunaPods that detox and help with weight loss, anti-aging and relaxation. SaunaBar utilizes cutting-edge technology such as Lymphatic Compression Massage, Whole Body Vibration, and the Magnesphere (magnetic resonance therapy). They've redefined detox and weight loss paradigms with their renowned Transformation Weight Loss Program, featuring all-natural, homeopathic hCG, SaunaBar's specialized detox and slimming regimen, and customized one-on-one support.
Soothe is a same-day, massage-on-demand service with over 2000 licensed massage therapists available in 15 cities across the country including New York, Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles. Soothe delivers a licensed, vetted, certified massage therapist to your home, office, or hotel room with as little as 60 minutes' advance notice. Services include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports and Couples massage, in treatment lengths of 60, 90 and 120 minutes for a fixed fee that includes gratuity and taxes ($99, $139, $169).
Burke Williams day spa introduced their new Ayurvedic Body Treatments earlier this year. The ancient healing techniques of Ayurveda were developed thousands of years ago in India and focus on balancing the mind, body and spirit to achieve healing and wellness. These new body treatments are otherworldly and unlike anything else on the menu. Check out their gorgeous Hollywood spa for the most relaxing treatments.
A great iOS app that has a library of high intensity fitness workouts is Keelo, a perfect companion for the New Year. The guided workouts, from 7-20 minutes, can be done on an iPhone, iPad or even Apple Watch, virtually anywhere -- whether a gym, the beach or your apartment. There are more than a dozen free workouts to serve as an introduction and over 150 more (plus a certified CrossFit coach a text away) for an annual membership fee of less than $35. Because they're short and sweet, the workouts may appear easy, but you'll soon learn that they're not -- and the results are as evident as the exertion you put into it.
For busy men and women who are runners, walkers, or cyclists, life can quickly become too busy and hectic to keep up old habits. Even with the best intentions, it is sometimes impossible to avoid exercising in the dark well before sunrise or after sunset -- especially with the recent time change! RunLites® are gloves with built-in flashlights designed to keep you visible while exercising outdoors in low light conditions. While there are other nighttime safety solutions on the market, RunLites® patented gloves are a great alternative to headlamps and handheld lights that limit the use of your hands.
At Hollywood's Green Line Beauty, there are some lovely skincare products like Brilliance™. Formulated with SymWhite® 377 and L-Lactic Acid which helps to brighten and fade discolorations while conditioning and protecting the skin. This serum is fortified with Neem Leaf extract for its unique properties that help to improve skin's clarity and tone. Also, Revelation™, an intensive anti-wrinkle eye serum that is a comprehensive treatment specially formulated to help soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, particularly those "crow's feet."
Sexy Golddigger's anti-aging serum is a topical Botox gel made with four main ingredients -- Matrikines, Gatuline, Advanced BTX and Sesaflash. These fast penetrating natural ingredients are uniquely designed to activate genes for cell proliferation, increase the volume of the dermis, induce muscular relaxation, purge carbon dioxide from the skin and provide instant hydration and tightening.
I really liked using the GLO Brilliant™ Personal Teeth Whitening Device, which reinvents the experience of whitening using Guided Light Optic technology. The device combines elements of heat and light built into a one of a kind, closed system mouthpiece that accelerates the whitening process -- preventing the whitening oxygen from escaping the tooth surface, bombarding the stains and making the whitening process more effective and efficient. Used with their whitening gel, G-Vials, that contain a minty fresh formula that adheres to your teeth without getting on gums and other soft tissue, avoiding the problems of sensitivity common with other whitening methods.
You can always count on Orly to come up with timeless nail looks such as the Original French Manicure®, to cutting-edge color, treatments, textures, and design. This year, ORLY celebrates its long-time love affair with Los Angeles with the Made in L.A. campaign, inspired by the people, places, and heartbeat of the city of angels. Chrissy Teigen and Adele both wore ORLY on their December magazine covers.
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It's time to start thinking about Awards Season. Celebrity fashion designer Dalia MacPhee has dressed numerous celebrities on the red carpet. Each dress is stunning - you will shine like a diamond in any of them. Readers who would like to make a purchase can take fifty percent off by entering code take 50 at check out.
Let's not forget our personal space. "Roomscapes: The Decorative Architecture" by Renzo Mongiardino is not only a testament to the imaginative rooms he re-shaped and decorated in ancient Italian and Parisian palaces, English houses, and New York apartments; but it is an important text that analyzes space, function, decoration and lighting of rooms. It is meant as a guide to conceive spaces that are inhabited through time and by time. Sketches, drawings, and models by Mongiardino next to the images of the finished rooms make the creative process clear, and showcase his extraordinary ability and taste.
If you are wondering what will happen for you in 2017, Yasmin Boland's Moonology.com is an excellent, insightful website, offering guidance about your chart and any challenging spots that may be arising. Elsa Panizzon is also a reliable astrologer-she has kept her delightful blog going for seventeen years and has done Astro Consultations for more than thirty. If you need advice, Elsa gives you the low down in a helpful, empowered way.
Susan L. Hornik
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