Jul 25, 2014

Break Up With Your Makeup and Win a Trip to the Emmy's!



Disclosure: I’m participating in the Break Up with Your Makeup Blogger Contest
Sponsored by Galderma Laboratories, L.P.

The appearance of my skin is very important to me, and I try to make it look as fresh as possible. I’m lucky to have never experienced symptoms of rosacea, but many of my close friends have. Rosacea is a treatable, chronic inflammatory skin condition and one of the most common symptoms is persistent facial redness. It’s estimated that 16MM Americans are affected by the condition. Unfortunately, not many people know it is treatable and instead cake on the makeup to conceal the redness. That’s why I’m excited that Mirvaso, the only FDA-approved treatment for the persistent redness of rosacea, is hosting this sweepstakes to raise awarenessof the treatment, encouraging people to Break Up with Your Makeup. Mirvaso works fast, providing same-day results that last up to 12 hours before theredness returns, leaving users red-carpet ready!

You can check out more information, and enter to win a trip to the Emmys in Los Angeles here:


Important Safety Information
Indication:  Mirvaso® (brimonidine) topical gel, 0.33% is an alpha adrenergic agonist indicated for the topical treatment of persistent (nontransient) facial erythema of rosacea in adults 18 years of age or older.  Adverse Events:  In clinical trials, the most common adverse reactions (≥1%) included erythema, flushing, skin burning sensation and contact dermatitis.  Warnings/Precautions:  Mirvaso Gel should be used with caution in patients with depression, cerebral or coronary insufficiency, Raynaud's phenomenon, orthostatic hypotension, thromboangiitis obliterans, scleroderma, or Sj√∂gren’s syndrome. Alpha-2 adrenergic agents can lower blood pressure. Mirvaso Gel should be used with caution in patients with severe or unstable or uncontrolled cardiovascular disease. Serious adverse reactions following accidental ingestion of Mirvaso Gel by children have been reported. Keep Mirvaso Gel out of reach of children. Not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

*Each gram of gel contains 5 mg of brimonidine tartrate, equivalent to 3.3 mg of brimonidine free base.

Word Up! WordGirl Season 7 Kicks-Off August 4 on PBS KIDS!

"Worrrrd up!"

 Get ready to embark on electrifying, brand-new, word-fueled adventures when WordGirl, the Emmy Award-winning animated TV series from Scholastic Media, makes its Season 7 debut, Monday, August 4, on PBS KIDS (check local listings)!

The new season begins with a week of five "brain-ier" than-ever episodes - each inviting kids to join WordGirl and her friends as they fight the "cheesy" tactics and dastardly tricks of local villain Dr. Two Brains, while learning new vocabulary words all along the way! To help keep kids' minds in gear and their vocabularies growing all summer long - and to get them set for all-new word-driven hijinks - here are some tips inspired by WordGirl's Word of the Month for August: CLEVER!



Find the word! - Turn reading into a fun game for your child! Host a reading-based scavenger hunt and ask them to find the nouns, adjectives, or rhyming words in a book. And, before embarking on your road trip this summer, give your kids a list of words and challenge them to check off each one as they spot it from the car window.

Solve the puzzle! - It's important to keep your child's mind working, especially during the summer months, and one super way to do it is by working on logic puzzles together. Purchase crossword puzzles and word search books, find free printable puzzles online - or even create your own!

Make it a reading challenge! - Reading is rewarding for kids of all ages. Create a log of the books your child reads this summer. During the school year and all year long, continue to track the titles your child completes. For each book they finish, reward them with a special sticker. Add to the challenge by asking them to pick out a word they don't know from each book they read and look it up together in the dictionary. See how many books they can read - and new vocabulary they can learn - in just one week or month!

Spell it out! - Throwing a mini spelling bee into the mix is a great way to test your child's spelling ability. Say a word and ask them to spell it out. Then, go around the home, the park or the supermarket asking them to spell each item you point out! And don't forget to tune-in to Season 7 of WordGirl, August 4 on PBS KIDS (check local listings) for more word-powered fun!

For more on WordGirl:

Visit: pbskids.org/WordGirl/

Like: facebook.com/WordGirl

Follow: twitter.com/WordGirl_PBS