Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Number One Tip to Managing SUI #MySizePoise

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Today we're addressing an issue that can be a little TMI or personal, but learning a simple way to managing SUI (leaking brought on by laughing, coughing, sneezing or exercising) is something that has helped several of my close friends, including myself. 

I can recall the very first time this happened to me like it was yesterday. 

I was actually at the gym (of all places, right?) minding my own business, doing my normal walking routine on the treadmill while watching a video on my cell phone. 

At the end of the video, the vlogger inserted a few bloopers. Well, while watching these bloopers which were completely hilarious, I began giggling....and for some reason, my slight giggle turned into hard core LOL'ing - you know the type of laugh where you cover your mouth and begin to cry? Yeah, like that. 

Once I was able to compose myself, I walked off the treadmill like any normal person. But, when I reached down to grab my bag, I felt a little trickle of warmth. 

I went to the restroom to check myself and that's when I noticed that I had experienced some leaking. 

That first experience with SUI was roughly about two months ago. Since then, I have had a few other instances where this has happened. Although, my experience is one that can be considered as very mild, I know a few of my friends are not so lucky. 

Having leakage occur often while doing simple things like laughing, can really hinder your daily routine. I know this first hand because shortly after my first SUI mishap, I stopped going to the gym. I kept exercising (and watching funny videos) at home instead. 

But, the good news is now there is a way to managing SUI. 

Using Poise Impressa Bladder Supports 

Before explaining how to use these, let me stress this one point:

Poise Impressa Bladder Supports are meant to be used only if leak urine when you laugh, cough, sneeze, or during exercise. 

On the other hand, if you do leak urine when you feel the urge to urinate, these are not for you. Try using the Poise liners and pads for Urge Urinary Incontinence. 

Now that we have that covered, let's continue. 

Poise Impressa Bladder Support Kit comes with three different sizes. These sizes are not about your weight or the amount of leakage you experience - it's all about which one is the best internal fit for your body. 

Finding out which one will work best for you is very simple.

  • Start with size 1, insert the Bladder Support the same way you would a normal tampon. 
  • The non-absorbent Bladder Support once inside, will expand in order to support the uretha. 
  • This is important: If you still have leaks, then move up to size 2. Repeat (if necessary) until you've found the perfect fit. 
  • Lastly, to remove the support: pull on the string and dispose of it by placing it in the trash. 
Simple and discreet. 

Once you've discovered your perfect fit, you can then take a trip to your local Target to purchase them in a convenient 10 count pack in your perfect size. 

I know I'm not the only woman who has this issue - even if it doesn't happen often - which is why I decided to even share this tip to managing SUI. 

Knowing that I can wear a Poise Impressa Bladder Supports for up to 8 hrs without having to remove it if I need to use the restroom, I can now go to the gym, feeling completely secure and confident enough to get back on that treadmill, watch a funny video and laugh uncontrollably. 

Before I end this article, I wanted to tell you that Poise Impressa has a Rewards Program. To participate, after purchasing a Poise Impressa Sizing Kit at your local Target, visit - share your experience using Impressa and you'll receive a $25 promo code to 

After reading this article, if you still have questions, please visit the Poise website for additional resources and testimonials from women like us who have used Poise Impressa Bladder supports. 

Have you ever experienced leakage when you laugh, cough, sneeze or exercise? 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Top 10 Amazing Dark Lipsticks for Fall

Top 10 Amazing Dark Lipsticks for Fall - The Daily Fashion and Beauty News

As the temps continue to take a dive from warm to cold, there is one thing we will be wearing this Fall: a dark lipstick. 

True enough: these 10 amazing dark lipsticks will not keep us warm, but they will add a touch of glamour to every outfit we do wear. 

In exact order shown in slideshow, here are our top 10 amazing dark lipsticks for Fall: 

1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Midnight 
2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Potion
3. Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in Afterdark
4. Sephora Collection Oil Infusion Color & Care in Fresh Berries
5. Maybelline New York ColorBlur by LipStudio in Plum, Please
6. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Spicy Cinnamon
7. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry
8. M.A.C Satin Lipstick in Cyber
9. M.A.C Matte Lipstick in Instigator 
10. Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color in Vamp It Up

Do you have any of these dark lipsticks in your makeup collection?  Are there any other lipsticks you'd add to this list?  

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Perfect Fishtail Wrapped Bun Tutorial

The Perfect Fishtail Wrapped Bun Tutorial - The Daily Fashion and Beauty News

Happy TGIF Beautiful! 

It's been a few weeks since the last time we shared an a easy-to-follow photo hair tutorial, so we figured it was time to post a new one for you to try out this weekend. 

Today's fishtail wrapped bun tutorial has been provided by Melissa Cook, contributor at

According to Melissa,  "Fishtail braids continue to be all the rage right and this hairstyle features two of them. This fishtail wrapped updo is quick and easy once you get the braiding part down, and the perfect hairstyle to keep in your beauty repertoire. This look is both trendy and chic, and luckily it looks trickier than it actually is to create!"

Without further adieu, let's get into the tutorial. 

The Perfect Fishtail Wrapped Bun Tutorial

What You Need:

  • 2 alligator clips
  • 4 elastic bands
  • 1 donut bun
  • 3-6 hair pins
  • hairspray

Step 1
With a part on the right side, separate off a portion of hair from the part down to the left ear. Clip off the back portion of hair with an alligator clip.

Step 2
Pick up a section of hair near the part and begin a fishtail French braid. This is done by dividing the section into two halves and crossing small sections of hair underneath to the opposite side while incorporating hair into the braid each time.

Step 3
When all of the hair is brought into the braid, finish braiding the section down into a regular fishtail braid.

Step 4
Gently pull on the edges of the braid to loosen and create a fuller braid. Tie off the end with a clear elastic band.

Step 5
Repeat the previous steps creating another braid on the right side of the head.

Step 6
Let down the hair at the back and sweep it up into a low ponytail, tying it off with another elastic band.

Step 7
Take a hair donut and wrap it over the ponytail.

Step 8
Spread the hair around the donut and wrap another hair band over the top to secure it.

Step 9
Twist the hair sticking out from the donut and wrap it around the base of the bun.

Step 10
Pin down the ends with a hair pin.

Step 11
Pick up the braid from the right side of the head and wrap it over the top of the bun and around to the left side.

Step 12
Slide in some hair pins to secure the braid against the head.

Step 13
Now wrap the braid from the left side over the bun.

Step 14
Pin this braid down with another hair pin.

Step 15
Shower the style with hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.

Will you be giving this fishtail wrapped bun tutorial a try this weekend?  If you so, tag us so we can see and share your photos! 

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Flirty Dress Up Ideas + Date Night Kit For Couples - #KYTrySomethingNew

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It never fails. As soon as the Fall season arrives, it seems as if our daily routines become even more hectic than normal.  Both my husband and I are extremely busy during the week - just like you and so many other of our friends.  

As for myself, I own a women's fashion boutique that sells clothing / accessories as well as personal styling services. Although my styling services are offered during certain hours, the boutique is open 24/7.  

My husband who is a Store Manager at one of the larger automotive retailer locations in our city often finds himself in a similar situation. He is M.I.A most of the time due to long working hours.

It is on a rare occasion when we both have an evening where we can spend a few hours together. So when the opportunity presents itself - we both make an effort to take full advantage of it by having fun date nights.

Planning fun date nights does not have to be a complicated task.  For starters, think about what you want to dress up as.  Can't think of any flirty dress up ideas?  

Here a few suggestions that I have tried before with great end results:

MASQUERADE:  To pull this idea off, visit your local themed party store and purchase two small masks.  Once you have the masks, come back home to shop your closet selecting your favorite romantic outfits.

WILD WEST:  Break out your favorite flannel shirts and boots.  Add a cute cowgirl hat for even more fun!

SUPERNATURAL / FICTIONAL:  The dress up options here are pretty much endless. You can create couple outfits that match, like dressing up as ghosts or vampires; or if you really want to bring out the fun side of each other.
To dress as the woman from that popular insurance TV commercial, create an all white outfit (preferably top + pants), and white shoes. If you wish to go the extra mile, add a brown wig with a blue headband and a name-tag. Your partner can easily dress as the male counterpart just by pulling out his favorite suit, tie, and dress shoes.  

And ... there you have it!  A few flirty dress up ideas for your next couples date night or better yet, your next Halloween couples outfit!

Now that I've given you a few flirty dress up outfit suggestions, we're not done planning for date night yet.

There are two other essentials you need to make the date night complete:

(1) K-Y® Yours+Mine® Couples Lubricants®  and  (2) a date night kit

Having  K-Y® Yours+Mine® Couples Lubricants®  on hand always proves to be extremely beneficial. Plan a date night to increase the passion and closeness between you and your partner.

I'm sure you've seen the K-Y® Yours+Mine® Couples Lubricants® , but if you have not tried it, now is the perfect time to go out and purchase it.

Just a few days ago, I went to my local Walmart and used this $2 off one K-Y® product coupon when I bought the  K-Y® Yours+Mine® Couples Lubricants®.

While shopping at your nearest Walmart, you can easily find K-Y® Yours+Mine® Couples Lubricants®  in the Health & Beauty section.

Once you get your hands on a K-Y® Yours+Mine® Couples Lubricants® , you'll need to find a few extra items to create your date night kit.


Supplies for your kit:
  • Small glass jar with lid
  • Colored paper (plain white paper will work too!)
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Small scented candle
  • Bag of candy or chocolates
  • Small liquor bottle (wine or beer can also be used)
  • Colored straws (optional)
  • Thin colored ribbon
  • K-Y® Yours+Mine®
  • Paper craft tag
  • Small paper gift bag or small box

First step is to use the small glass jar, colored paper, scissors, and marker to make what I like to refer to as a "Passion Jar".

  • With your scissors cut your colored paper into strips.
  • Using the marker, take one paper strip at a time and write down clever and fun actions that both you and your partner wouldn’t mind doing to one another.
  • Fold each strip of paper in half placing them inside the glass jar.
  • When you think you have written enough ideas, close the jar.

Next, place the jar, candy, liquor, straws, and K-Y® Yours+Mine® Couples Lubricants® into your gift bag or box of choice.

If you like, give your couples date night kit a special name and write it on the paper craft tag using the marker.

Taking the ribbon, use a few pieces to tie the handles of the gift bag together.

Now that your kit is completely put together, place it in a special place where only you and your partner will be able to open it …and get yourself ready to have some fun on your next date night!


If you made it this far, THANK YOU!  I hope this article helps inspire you to plan your next special couples encounter. Once you have a few flirty dress up ideas and a date night kit including K-Y® Yours+Mine® Couples Lubricants®, you can easily have intimate moments on a regular basis!

Connect with  K-Y®  on Facebook  or  YouTube to watch videos with helpful tips for couples.

Now it's Your turn:  Which one of these dress up ideas sounds like the most fun to you?