Thursday, December 31, 2009

Grey is good!

Thank you for
Gorgeous Celebrities with Gray Hair

These stars show that there's no need to cover up those silver strands

Are you starting to notice some stray grays? Or maybe you've already got a full head of silver. Either way, you'll be inspired by these beautiful celebrities to put down the hair dye and instead embrace your grays.

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I love grey hair! It's distinguished looking in my opinion.
Enjoy your beauty bubble and I pray your New Years is starting out with a bang! Enjoy your celebrations this evening and remember to thank God for all that He has done, is doing and will do!

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Would you survive with out beauty products?
Would You Survive 30 Days Without Beauty Products?

See how one woman lived with only soap and sunscreen -- eek!

It's safe to say a lot of us are addicted to beauty products. I mean, would you quit your shampoo, mascara or lipgloss cold turkey? Sounds impossible, but that's what this woman did for a month. See how she survived -- and even thrived -- with only soap and sunscreen.

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The answer is no and the mere question is blasphemy! Enjoy the beauty bubble!
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Monday, December 28, 2009

ASPIRE Med Center reveals what to use between appointments
19 New Ways to Style Your Hair

New Year, new look? It's easy with these hairstyle ideas

This year, why not resolve to try a new hairstyle? (It's a lot easier than giving up carbs or training for a marathon.) With these how-tos it's a cinch to do. Finally, a New Year's Resolution we can all achieve.

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This summer I visited with Dr. Michaels in Las Vegas at Aspire Med Center for some inside information on Dysport. Now, to answer the many of you who are writing and asking about how to extend/preserve your treatments between appointments, here's some information straight from the doctors office!

All three products are created by a product line called "Prescribed Solutions" which is a medical grade, customizable product line.

The first product is called "Starting up face" which is a glycolic facial cleanser that gently exfoliates the skin with each use.

Next is a serum called, "Line Subtractor" that not only exfoliates with glycolic acid, but brightens and protects with a stable for of vitamin c called Stay-C, which reduces cellular damage and stimulates collagen growth.

Lastly, "Up the Anti" is a sunscreen that has a really nice tint to it. It goes with all skin types and colors, this product is a pretty serious sunblock, protection against 99.9% UVA/UVB sun exposure.

So you have your two main umbrella's, anti-oxidant protection and sunscreen. These products are a perfect compliment to any in office treatments we offer. They help our patients, "Protect their investment". I should mention that the "Line Subtractor" does need to be discontinued at least 3 days prior to chemical peels or laser treatments

Enjoy and schedule yourself a trip to Vegas and to Aspire Med Center!
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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Save some money on hair care: which buys are best!
Luxe vs. Less Hair Care

When should you save and when should you splurge? Find out here

Sure, we all want beautiful hair, but we don't all want to blow a lot of money getting it. Luckily there's this guide that shares which products you can save your money on -- and which are worth a hefty price tag.

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Enjoy the beauty bubble and stay tuned for great New Year's eve party makeup!
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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas! & What a buffalo does for beauty

I s ure hope that your Christmas was the merriest ever! I didn't write because my air card needs new drivers and didn't work. Though while I was enjoying the celebration of Jesus being born, my photographer friend sent this from the Christmas he is enjoying. The photo is courtesy of Joel of JMG Photos and it's in Yellowstone National Park. I'm pretty sure this buffalo is having an ice mask before steaming off and adding a layer of moisturizer.
Enjoy the beauty bubble!
Got Blue Eyes? You Need These Makeup Tips

Find out all the best ways to enhance your striking feature

Blue eyes certainly stand out in a crowd, especially since only 10 percent of the world has them. Are you one of the lucky ones? Then use these makeup tips to really make them pop.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas is almost here!
How to Wear Bold Hair at the Office

No need to tame your inner wild child with this look

Has your 9 to 5 job forced you to tone down your blue streaks or faux-hawk? Sometimes being a "grown-up" is no fun, but luckily with these tips you can have funky, fun hair that's still appropriate for the office. Check it out here!

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Glory to God! Halleluiah! Christmas is almost here! I just imagine that on the eve of this night, so many years ago, that Mary had a back ache, the smell of donkey in her nose and a set of contractions that are starting to come closer together. This same time , in that year and moment it was up to Joseph to find a safe place for his family to increase!

I love Christmas! I love Jesus and I'm so excited to be celebrating the birth of my Lord and Saviour with you too!

It's been one amazing year and as it comes to a close with such a joyous occassion I just can't help myself but celebrate! Shout for joy! For what was and what is yet to come because it's going to be grand! Real grand!

p.s. it's my personal opinion that how Mary kept her youthful good looks and prevented stretch marks in her pregnancy is olive oil all over. It's good for you, inside and out!
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Women pay more than men for beauty products!
The 13 Best Makeup Tools

See which brushes, tweezers and eyelash curlers Total Beauty Readers love

Even if you use your fingers to apply most things, all of us have a few tools in our makeup arsenal that we wouldn't want to live without. readers shared their favorite makeup tools, maybe it's time to add a few to your stash?

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No. 13: Shiseido Eyelash Curler, $19 average reader rating: 9.1

Readers call this "the most perfectly designed eyelash curler …"

No. 12: Too Faced Kabuki Brush, $30 average reader rating: 9.3

It "provides fuller coverage than the usual brushes that eat up your powder …"

No. 11: Bare Escentuals Maximum Coverage Concealer Brush, $20 average reader rating: 9.3

It is best when you want "skin tone perfection," as it allows …

Want to see what's no. 1? Click here!

And I quote "You're paying for the perceived value of the package," says Allan Gorman, owner of Brandspa, a compnay that helps make brands more desirable. That comes from the December edition of Consumer Reports magazine.
What? Well, it does make sense doesn't it? Now, I could tell you more facts that came from the article, though I think this one will be worth you picking up the hard copy of the magazine for.

I know that all of us are cost savvy shoppers right now and saving every which way we can. It's a wee bit refreshing to have validated the idea to buy against the grain in gender labeling of products such as shave gel, antiperspirants, body washes, pain relievers and razor blades.

Enjoy the beauty bubble, and I sure hope this finds you on the verge of experiencing your merriest Christmas ever!
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Threading: the art of hair removal
Hair Too Dark to Dye? Not Anymore

This how-to will prove that you can lighten even the darkest hair at home, easily!

Jet-black hair is gorgeous on its own, but sometimes it's nice to change this up a bit. You may have thought your hair was too dark to get any noticeable lightening from at-home hair color, but it's not true! You can do it with these tips.

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I've been a fan of threading though I've not actually had it done to myself. Why you ask? Because I barely have any eyebrow hair to begin with! Though , I have worked on many a lady who had her eyebrows waxed and golly talk about a wee mess to makeup over.

I have also worked on a lady who just left the threader and is now in my chair for makeup, and golly, how smooth the skin and clean the line of hair is!

So, this weekend I was accidentally at the mall, honestly, it was an accident except for the fact that I stumbled upon this threading station positioned in the middle of the mall aisleway and had both chairs filled with a line waiting.

True, I agree, that a partial partition to give some semblence of privacy to the person in the chair would be a great idea, but that's all talk at this point.

Here's the details: go to Tempe, to the Arizona Mills Mall, and just half way down the hallway after entering through the #3 doors you will find the kiosk with two chairs and two East Indian people threading brows and whatever else hairy area you may have.

To reach them and set up an appointment, reach them at eyebrowdesigner21 at yahoo dot com
or just go to the mall because by the looks of it, the scheduling is done on a first come first serve basis.

I did not have a chance to speak with them because they were busy and I was being bustled along in the crowd. I barely had a chance to grab a flyer!

Eyebrow shaping for men and women ( oh yeah men, you need this!) $10
Chin threading $6
Upper lip $6
Side burns $6, each side
Full face is $30.00

Those of you who get waxing will sigh and relax at the price because it's less than traditional waxing and you get better results.
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Monday, December 21, 2009

How to find your signature scent
Find Your Signature Scent!

Take this quiz for insight into the perfect fragrance for you or a loved one

Picking a fragrance, especially if it's for someone else, can be so overwhelming. There are so many to choose from that after 10 minutes in the store they all start to smell the same! Luckily, this quiz will help you narrow things down so you can find your (or someone else's) signature scent. Happy sniffing!

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Well, you can click over and take the quiz if you need some help in narrowing down your signature scent.

I've been a long time signature scent of Chanel No. 5, and two years ago switched to Dior J'Adore, and now this year, I just may be switching to the philosophy Amazing Grace.
Only time will tell...
Enjoy the beauty bubble and I'll talk at ya later!
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Sunday, December 20, 2009

How do you make your hair look/feel fuller?
Four Steps to Thicker-Looking Hair

Is your style falling flat, literally? Pump it up with these tips

Sounds weird, but if you have fine, flat hair, one of the best things you can do to give it some volume is color it. But you don't have to shell out a ton of cash at the salon, we'll show you how to do it at home.

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Well, we've got to do something to make it look fuller? I wonder about the Ookisa ads for thicker hair that I see on nearly everything on the internet. Any reports on that one?
I personally like adding a wee drop of Nexxus Humectress to my dry hair to make it fuller, I also like the All Nighter Powder too! Enjoy the beauty bubble!
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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Party with a purpose!

One of my most favorite things about celebrating Christmas is the sense and purpose of giving. Especially giving to those who need it...even when they don't know they need it!
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and enjoy Rita Davenport talking about partying with a purpose for teens.
If you have any questions or need to get some "party purpose" products, please contact Cheryl Rhodes at: cherylrhodes at my arbonne dot com
p.s. I love love love love Thermal Fusion Enzyme Mask!!!
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Beauty: family style
Celebrity Mother-Daughter Duos We Love Most

Check out these lovely ladies with more than their fair share of good genes

Whether it's Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson or Katie Holmes and little Suri Cruise, celebrity mother/daughter duos are somewhat of an obsession for us. See which pairs are our favorites -- and find out what they have in common.

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La la la...fa la la la la, la la la la! Merry Christmas! Well, not exactly but soon! I am so excited about this year's C hristmas because it is so the merriest ever.
Okay, today's beauty bubble is going to help you with some gossip in my humble opinion. Yet, there is something lovely about how a family resembles itself. I personally, am a carbon copy of my mother, only shorter. ( in fact, out of all my family, I am the wee one of all!)
My son looks slightly like me and all like Jesus Christ in my personal unbiased opinion.

In the meantime: while you reminisce about your family beauty traits, please remember to try the Flextastic toe stretching peace and relaxing foot treatments available at your local drugstore or Walmart as well as enjoy using the Np2 nail polish for safe and colorful holiday mani'pedi's!

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Going blonde at home?
How to Get Blonde Hair at Home

This how-to will show you how to get sunny highlights cheaply and easily

Scared to lighten your hair at home? Don't feel bad, it can be a little intimidating. Luckily, this how-to will walk you through it step by step, so there's no fear (and no mistakes!).

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I write this with fear and tredpidation: blonde hair at home? Have you ever encountered the drugstore product Sun-In? I repeat: doing blonde hair at home should be taken on with extreme caution. So step away f rom the box of wine and rethink going blonde on your own.

It's safe to color your own hair with in one to two shades of your natural color, after that: you should seek a professional.

Sometimes that's your pal and even they should step away from the left over keg and think twice about doing blonde unsupervised in a house.

A story for another post is the time I "highlighted" with the household Reynolds wrap foil my friends hair. We are still friends, but ...well, that's another story entirely.

Enjoy the beauty bubble!
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

NYC'ers! Visit with Sue Devitt Beauty tonight!

If you are in the New York City area and can make this event, go and have some fun for me! Enjoy and remember to rsvp to save your spot!

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Amazing Grace! Get some!
Your Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Still shopping? Feeling a little stressed? We've got help

Your Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are practically here! Are you totally ready for them? Shopping done, decorations complete? Yeah, we aren't either. Luckily, this guide has everything you need to get ready in a snap. From the perfect gifts for everyone on your list to ways to de-stress and truly enjoy this fun and busy time!

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Oh tis the season for giving! Wow! Today's beauty bubble has a great list of gifts to give though I must share what I have been given!

I say it all the time " grace grace! ". Last night amid the twinkling lights of the Phoenix Zoo Lights event I was given an amazing present! True, I should have waited but somethings just have to be enjoyed immediately!

I was encouraged to open my gift, and when I did I was amazed! I am a fragrance junkie and love layers of perfume.

I received a roller ball bottle of Amazing Grace concentrated perfume oil from philosophy. I love it!

It's a great scent: light, floral, and sweet but not too sweet. Oh and the package is perfect for your purse and easy to travel with. I would say go get some right now, though it's so popular it can be difficult to find; especially now in the busy Christmas giving season.

Check the philosophy website, Sephora and your favorite retailer of philosophy products and enjoy!
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Ebaying your way to the dermatologist
True Stories: Women Who Strip for Beauty Products

Read these shocking tales of the extreme lengths women will go in order to pay for beauty

In this economy, most of us are cutting back -- on clothes shopping, eating out and, sadly, buying beauty products. But some women just can't give up their regular manicures, hair color or cosmetic surgery, even if they have to take extreme measures to pay for it. Check out these amazing true stories -- and maybe you won't feel quite as ridiculous for raiding your savings account to pay for that blow out.

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It's a great day to re-think and re-evaluate what you "need" for your beauty routine and what you can skimp on and those things that you absolutely have to have from a professional. I have an upcoming interview with my favorite plastic surgeon on what are the best products that you can get at the local drugstore to help lengthen the time between professional treatments.

So stay tuned for that, and in the meantime, check out today's beauty bubble on what ladies are doing to stay in the office and out of the discount stores.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Day 2 Flextastic, dry skin, oil and you
At-Home Peels to Try -- and Ones to Avoid readers have tested a ton and are sharing which ones are worth the money

No time or cash to head to the spa for a facial? No worries, we found the best at-home products that will give you real results (we also found a few that didn't quite live up to their claims so you don't waste your money). Check them out and say hello to softer, clearer skin now!

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Worst: No. 4: Patricia Wexler M.D. Exfoliating Glyco Peel System, $60 average reader rating: 6.5

It burned readers' skin and "didn't do much" for acne either …

The Best: No. 10: DERMAdoctor Physical Chemistry Facial Microdermabrasion + Multiacid Chemical Peel, $75 average reader rating: 8.9

It "brightens," "smooths" and makes skin look "clear and younger" after the first use …

No. 9: Kinara Red Carpet Facial Kit, $145 average reader rating: 9.1

This facial kit will give you "fabulous skin just like a celebrity for half the price …"

Want to see the rest of the list? Click here!

Ok, I'm going to have to personally research and try some of the brands that are mentioned in today's beauty bubble because I am an acid facial lover and if it is gritty, it's for me!
Alas, I am out of my 10% glycolic toner f rom Dermalogica. Did it burn? Sure. It also gave great skin clarity and results!

So more on those at home facial peels as they come in...

Now, on to the Flextastic. I understand that the foot is a map of the body. So what happens when you spread your toes? In me? It feels likes something pulls then loosens between my shoulder blades. Look, I'm not the expert just the guinnea pig and that's my honest results. I do like their cool blue squishy feel between my un-pedi'd toes. In honor of this experiement I have removed my toe polish.

Finally, in the Arizona winter you may be experiencing extremely dry skin even though you drink alot of water and use good petroleum free body lotion. So what are you to do? Try a store brand body oil, either Neutrogena or Palmer's. After you shower and lightly dry yourself, rub a good amount in until your skin is glisteny and let it set for a bit. Use this time to add leave in conditioner to your hair, apply some facial serums or brush your teeth. Whatever you do, don't rush the process of allowing your body oil to soak in before getting dressed. If you don't allow soak in time the oil will just end up on the inside of your clothing.

Enjoy the beauty bubble and go slather up.
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Monday, December 14, 2009

Who Has the Best Red Hair in Hollywood?

Check out these celebs who are rocking this fiery shade

You've probably heard it before, but I'll say it again: Red is the new blonde. Tons of stars are jumping on board with the trend, and we rounded up the ones who are doing it best. Whether they're naturally red or got the shade from a bottle, we can all agree that they certainly stand out in a crowd.

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Say hello to my little friends! I just received the Flext-Tastic toe massagers. These blue squishy gel forms massage and relieve sore feet. So I'm going to test it! Now, this week is a fairly light work week for me, though I have two conventions coming up that I will be in heels and on my feet for up to 10 hours! So to prepare I'm going to test how they feel on my normal feet, and then at the end of a series of long heel wearing days.

If you would like to try some too please visit or visit the foot care section of your favorite drugstore or major retailer such as Walmart or Target. I'll post pics and reports as they come in.

So far, I've worn them for the recommended five minutes...and my feet feel good!
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Remember to enter the Sephora contest!
Don't Miss Out On This Contest!

Enter the $10,000 Sephora Shopping Spree Sweeps before it's too late!

It's every beauty junkies' dream come true: $10,000 to spend any way they want at Sephora. And it could be yours, all yours, if you win the sweeps. How do you enter? It couldn't be easier, just go to, write a product review or sign up for their newsletters and you're entered! Hurry though, the contest ends December 31!

Enter now

Remember to click through and enter! You just never know if you will win and you can't win if you d on't play! So, click through and enjoy your Christmas season!
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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Dry itchy winter skin needs moisture! In layers!
Solutions for All Your Winter Skin Issues

Need help with dry, chapped skin and lips? We've got the answers

Cold weather outside and dry heat inside can really do a number on your skin. If you've tried slathering on every lotion you can get your hands on to no avail, then you need these expert tips to fight dry skin. We talked to Arielle N.B. Kauvar, M.D., director of New York Laser & Skin Care, and Liz Earle, a natural skin care expert, to find out what ingredients, methods and products work best to get you soft, silky skin all season long.

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Okay! If it's winter, it's dry yet you notice that it's a different type of dry than when the summer sun burns your skin.
Remember to moisturize in layers: such as following these simple steps:
1. Drink alot of water by sipping through out the day
2. Keep a humidifier in your sleeping area and run every other night
3. Layer a body oil on in the shower ( watch for increased slipperyness!)
4. Add a layer of body lotion before you get dressed and before you go to bed

Remember to use a product that is low to no petrolatum in it for maximum effectiveness!

If you are a caffeine or alcohol drinker remember to add more water to your diet because the effects of imbibing or sipping are twice as drying on the skin and hair!

It's okay to go to bed with a thick layer of creme on your feet and cotton socks too!
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Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Hanukkah! Celebrate with Lush!
Budget-Friendly Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Got $20, $50, $100 to spend? No matter what, we have a gift for you

Money is tight, so this year you want to get the most bang for your present-buying buck, right? Luckily, that's totally doable with this gift guide. We've broken it down by price range so you'll know exactly how much you're spending on everything, from a $15 makeup kit for your friend to a splurge-worthy fragrance set for your beau. It's all here!

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Top off 8 days of presents with the unique dreidel-shaped Better Than a Blintz Gift from LUSH!
With four of LUSH’s best selling bath bombs, it’s the perfect gift to help a loved one unwind and relax this holiday season. At only $19.95 and pre-wrapped with reusable post-consumer recycled packaging, feel good about the affordable and eco-friendly gift you are giving. Choose from a lemongrass infused Avobath, grapefruit and mandarin packed Happy Pill, apple-scented So White or a peppermint-infused Magic.
Take a long relaxing bath with one of these bath bombs and see why this gift is really better than a blintz (or Potato Pancake!).
*Hey! All of that amazing info comes from Mia at Lush and I've tried there products and they are lovely!
Enjoy the celebrating and pass the latkes. ;)
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

A hair dryer is to a stylist: what a makeup brush is to a makeup artist
Top 10 Hair Dryers

Get dry hair, minus frizz or damage, quick and easy with one of these

In this weather, no one should be stepping outside with wet or damp hair. Since most of us don't have time to sit around and wait for our heads to air-dry, we need something to speed things up a bit. Enter these fabulous hair dryers. They'll get you the style you want and keep damage, frizz and time spent to a minimum. readers love them, so why shouldn't you?

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Hello and welcome to another confirmation of an a-ha moment: today's beauty bubble is really worth a click through because it confirms what I have been hearing for years and never really appreciated til now.

Hair stylists talk alot about hair dryers. I've been in the chair and heard the stylist talking about "their favorite", "how they would make a dryer", and on and on. There in the back of mind I was thinking, "who cares, it blows air".

Oh no. There is more to it and the beauty bubble will help you with it. Personally, as an artist, my brushes are everything. I can work with my fingers if I have to and still make you look amazing; though if given the choice I have several sets and depending on the situation I can pull from my arsenal to deliver the goods! Boo yah!

I've got some "pending" makeup artistry events coming up in 2010 and I'll let you know the details as they firm up.

The good news is: you'll be saving $150 right off the back because you won't be paying my normal client fee. Phew! Makes you wanna dance doesn't it!

Now, flex your wallet because the product line is worth the experience. :) Stay tuned!
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