Moonslice Beauty Palette Fundraiser for Jen's Cancer Bills | My Beauty Bunny

Hey bunnies! Today I’m sharing a review and swatches of the new Moonslice Beauty Moon Magic palette. But more than that, I’m sharing the story of a female entrepreneur who truly gives back to the community. In this case the community is…me!

So most of you know by now that I have thyroid cancer. Even with insurance, my medical bills are out of control. The doctors at Cedars Sinai haven’t even really done anything yet – it’s all been diagnostic and “wait and see” stuff. I’m hoping I can treat the cancer holistically and avoid thyroid removal surgery.

I’ve been spending a lot of my time at Elements of Wellness, doing alternative treatments, such as PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic frequency), and working on my health through supplements (if you have a health condition, I HIGHLY recommend them!). If I do have to have a thyroidectomy (thyroid removal surgery), the cost will be astronomical. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen. I have a 3-month ultrasound coming up this week to see if the nodule has grown (or hopefully shrunk).

My new friend, Alla Goldman, is the founder of Saucebox Cosmetics, which many of you may be familiar with. She recently started a new brand, called Moonslice Beauty, that was created to be an affordable line with the goal of helping women in need. When she saw my Facebook post about selling my handbag to raise money to pay medical bills, she immediately reached out to offer 10% of the sales from the new Moon Magic palette to help me out! I kid you not guys – I cried! What a touching gesture!

I met up with Alla and she gave me a pre-production sample of the gorgeous new Moon Magic palette so I can swatch and share with you guys. This is a palette that I had already told her I loved when I saw pics online. Enough with all the orange-y warm colors already – this palette has cool purples and deep reds! There are a total of 15 shades with a mix of mattes and duochromes.

As you can see, the colors are beautiful and quite unique. I don’t see a lot of palettes with purples and reds these days, so I was pretty darn excited to try it! Moonslice Beauty is a cruelty free brand (no animal testing by the brand or its suppliers, and not sold in China or other countries that require animal testing), but just an FYI for some of you – this palette is not vegan (carmine is used in some of the shades).

You can order the Moon Magic palette now during the pre-sale for $18.99, and it will be shipped at the end of October. You can even use Afterpay or Sezzle if you like, which splits the payment into 4 even payments with ZERO interest! If you purchase this palette, you’ll be supporting a woman-owned small business and you’ll be helping me pay for my medical bills. Here’s a big hug and a huge THANK YOU from me!

You can see my regularly updated list of cruelty free brands here!

Who Wants to Win a Trip to Cabo? | My Beauty Bunny


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Apple Vacations and Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa for IZEA Worldwide. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you feel like you need a break? What’s your dream beach vacation destination? Have you ever been to Cabo? Living in Los Angeles, I always hear about people taking vacations to Cabo, but I’ve never been! I love the idea of a resort where everything I need is in one place – multiple restaurants, pool, jacuzzi, spa, gym, tennis court, etc. I’ve been to some places like that, and it’s THE BEST!

Sometimes you want to get active and go explore a city, and other times you just want to CHILL and enjoy the company of your friends or family. Especially if you are going with a large family or big group of friends. Trying to organize excursions and dinners with a large group is a pain in the butt (as I learned during my wedding in Scotland and England last year)!

And even when it’s just me and my husband, we often need a break from the hectic pace of LA, and just want to hang out by the pool or on the balcony and do nothing in a beautiful beach town. Some of our absolute favorite memories involve hanging out on a balcony, enjoying a cocktail with a view, and getting some perspective on life.

Dreams Los Cabos Golf Resort & Spa Giveaway!

If you need a vacation, but don’t have “resort in Cabo” in your budget right now, I’ve got some exciting news for you! Apple Vacations is giving away a five-night trip for two adults to Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa! The winner of the Unlimited-Luxury Dream Escape Sweepstakes will get round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, in-resort round-trip airport transfers, and the services of an in-resort Apple Vacations representative to make sure your trip is perfect.

Dreams Los Cabos is a AAA Four Diamond award-winning resort located 15 minutes from Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. It has oversized luxury suites with ocean views and private furnished balconies. As a major balcony snob, this is SUPER important to me. It has a newly enhanced lounge, private beach area, complimentary hydrotherapy access, heated infinity pool (who doesn’t love a great Instagram shot in an infinity pool?), waterslide and children’s area AND adults-only pool (YES!). It has a 3,000 square foot spa with couple’s treatment rooms. Book me for a massage please!

If you win, you will need to book through Apple Vacations by October 17, 2020. The sweepstakes is running through 10/17/19. Winner will be chosen by Apple Vacations. Click here to enter: Unlimited-Luxury Dream Escape Sweepstakes. Good luck everyone! If you win take me with you!

Thinking about your vacation options for next year? Apple Vacations guarantees the best prices. If you do happen to find a lower price, they will match it! Their representatives have desk hours at most resorts, and they will welcome you to the hotels and offer assistance if you need it. Now, who’s ready for a vacation?

You can see my regularly updated list of cruelty free brands here!

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The Most Iconic Celeb Hairstyles Of All Time

There are hairstyles and then there are certified beauty moments that’ll forever go down as some of the best hair days on record. Case in point, this long list of women, whose hair inspired the manes of many. Seriously, people are still taking pictures of Rachel from Friends into the salon as we speak! So in honor of National Hair Day, we’re rounding up some of the most iconic celeb hairstyles of all time, get ready for some major hairspo…

1. Ariana Grande’s Snatched Ponytail

We barely even recognize Ariana without her signature high pony, and we dare you to name a more iconic duo than a killer wing and a snatched pony? We didn’t think so.

2. Marilyn Monroe’s Icy Blonde Curls

Marilyn Monroe was the ultimate bombshell – she single-handedly created one of the sexiest beauty combo’s of all time; bright blonde hair and a red lip.

3. Jennifer Anniston’s The ‘Rachel’

When hairstylist @mrchrismcmillan cut Jennifer’s hair he said he wanted to do something different but he’d no idea that it would go down in history as THE haircut of the decade.

4. Beyonce’s Waist-Length Braids

When Beyoncé dropped Formation, she didn’t just give us one of the greatest albums of all time, she also reminded us that waist-length braids are a major statement!

5. Bridgette Bardot’s Sexy Blonde Locks

There are so many classic Brigette Bardot hairstyles from the undone updo to the pigtails and of course, the 60s flower child signature. If there’s one thing they all had in common, it’s major volume!

6. Halle Berry’s Pixie Cut

When Halle Berry came out of the water in that Bond movie in that orange bikini and a fire pixie hair cut, it was the perfect mixture of incredibly sexy and “I’m tough enough to kill you.” #GirlCrush

7. Princess Diana’s Layered Blowout

Diana’s style is having a major resurgence; the cycling shorts and oversized sweater combo is 2019 hottest trend. We’ve even seen the return (on the runway no less) of the Dianna ‘do at Tory Burch’s SS 20 show.

8. Anna Wintour’s Signature Bangs and Bob Combo

The first thing you think of when someone mentions the great Anna Wintour is the haircut and the oversized glasses. Teaching us one essential style rule; if it works, work it.

9. Audrey Hepburn’s Sweeping Fringe

Audrey Hepburn was a true fashion icon and could literally pull off any hairstyle. This cropped cut and swept fringe, paired with those strong brows and a feline wing, always makes us stop and stare.

10. Diana Ross’ Killer Curls

When Diana ditched the 60s updo in favor of her beautiful natural curls, the world went wild for it!

11. The POB AKA The Posh Bob

Remember when everyone suddenly cut their hair off in 2007, yep, you can thank Posh spice for that! The thing about this hairstyle is you need to see it from EVERY angle to really appreciate it! #Iconic

12. Cher’s Waist-Length Locks

If you ever need a reminder of how straight fire long, sleek hair is, look up Cher. In the words of Miranda Presley, “that’s all.”

13. Janet Jackson’s Box Braids

When Janet Jack hit the screens in Poetic Justice, the world couldn’t stop talking about her box braids; it marked an important turning point where braids reigned and were regularly seen in pop culture.

14. Amy Winehouse’s Jet Black Beehive

Everything about Amy was iconic. The voice, the hair, the liner.

15. Jackie Kennedy’s American Classic

Jackie O may be a little more conservative than Marilyn Monroe but her hair inspired a generation of women; it’s timeless and classy.

Which look is your fave? Let us know in the comments below.

Twins Are Becoming Less Common in U.S., for Good Reasons

By Steven Reinberg

THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- No, you're seeing double as often these days: After decades of rising, twin births are declining in the United States.

Twin birth rates had been on the rise for 30 years, but dropped 4% between 2014 and 2018, health officials said in a new U.S. government study. That's the lowest level in more than a decade. In 2018, there were 32.6 twins for every 1,000 U.S. births.

So what's going on? Experts suspect the decline probably stems from improved techniques for assisted reproduction.

"We know from other sources that there have been improvements in fertility-enhancing therapies, in particular in reproductive technologies," said Joyce Martin, an epidemiologist for the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

With these new methods, fewer women are having more than one embryo implanted, she explained. It used to be that several embryos were implanted, leading to the surge in twins and triplets.

"So you're seeing the decline among older moms, who are more likely to have these therapies, and among white moms, who are also more likely to have these therapies," Martin said. She's the lead author of the study published Oct. 3 in the CDC's .

Between 2014 and 2018, the number of twins born in the United States dropped about 2% a year, the study found. Nearly 124,000 twins were born last year.

Though twin birth rates fell by 10% or more for mothers starting at age 30, the decline was greatest among women 40 and older, and it was only seen in white women, the researchers found. Twin birth rates for black and Hispanic women were unchanged.

Despite these declines, the birth rate for twins is still way above what it was in 1980, when 1 in every 53 births was a twin.

Having twins can be problematic, Martin said. Many are born preterm, so they weigh less.

"Twins are seven times more likely to be born too early and three times more likely to die within the first year of life," she said.

Why Replacing High Starch and High Carb Food Items Is Important To Lose Weight

Today, we have decided to discuss a topic that we are confident will find agreeable resonance amongst most of us, thereby bearing testimony to the fact that it is of ubiquitous pertinence. All of us, irrespective of our shapes and weight, at one point or another, have experimented with new dieting techniques, trying to figure out which could be the one that would enable us to achieve that super hour-glass figure. The most notorious words that you often hear in diet programs are – “carbs” and “starch.” Health experts and dieticians have suggested to avoid carbs and starch like plague if you want to lose weight, but why are carbs and starch considered road blocks in the weight loss journey, let’s find out why replacing high starch and high carb food items is important to lose weight.

What are Carbohydrates?
Let us set tone to the piece by shooting off a discussion on what are carbs in the first place. Carbs or carbohydrates have been medically defined as one of the three macronutrients – the other two categories being fat and protein. Since no naturally-occurring food item can contain just one macronutrient, it is understandable that carbs are one of the most abundant and naturally found substances in the world of human edible food items. It is thereby classified as an important nutrient that is essential to the proper growth, development and sustenance of the human body. However, multiple recent studies have conclusively established that consumption of excess amounts of carbs can cause serious health issues and as such it is of major concern, especially given the vital nature of the macronutrient in our daily food items.
Now, let us try to understand as exactly how consumption of excess amounts of carbs is detrimental to our overall health and how it adversely affects our earnest efforts to lose weight.

But even before we venture on or attempt to enlist the varied means by which carbohydrates actively contribute to weight gain/make it difficult for us to lose those pesky pounds – we must explicitly mention that by carbohydrates we mean sugars, starchy food and fibres as well. All three of the latter are medically categorised as types of carbohydrates and health experts, professional dieticians and certified physicians the world over agree on this classification.

How Carbs Contribute to Weight Gain?
Carbs in excess directly contribute to weight gain. It is quite difficult to lose weight especially if you are one of those people whose bodies’ are in the habit of retaining body weight. There is not much to do for people who have a somewhat genetic/ hereditary tendency to gain body weight- all they can do is exercise harder, stick to a healthy diet, follow a strict workout regime and cut back on excess carbs as far as possible. And many popular dieting varieties such as “keto” and “Whole 30” have vilified carbs as the root of all obesity related health problems – and there are plenty of those to lose our sleep over. However, it is a tricky situation indeed. One cannot cut down all carbs altogether from our diet as some diets would have you do it- for that might wreck a greater havoc on your health. One can forget about losing weight, the situation may turn bad for you because lack of such a macronutrient can adversely affect your health.

Carbs biochemically are designed such that they lower your metabolism and consequently put those tyres around your tummy. So, it is understandable to feel the urge to cut carbs out of one’s diet altogether, but you must be careful that carbs are nevertheless our primary source of energy. While the idea of cutting out sugar from our daily diet is quite feasible, it would be difficult to imagine a diet that can entirely replace the calorific importance of carbohydrates. And while it is a well-known fact that the human body can draw energy from proteins and fat, it shall never be a feasible alternative to carbohydrates in light of long-term health benefits.

Carbs are chemically predisposed to affect your digestion such that you end up storing a lot of fat in the body that in turn goes on to add those extra pounds to your body. Many alternative diets stress the importance of fiber in the human body and consistently reiterate that a high-fibre diet would prove highly beneficial, especially to those who are fighting obesity and excess body weight. Fibres are essential to our body’s overall growth and good health; however, we will be hard pressed to find a source of fibre that is without carbs. That’s right, carbohydrates, by their very ubiquitous nature have more or less solidified its position in the realm of human consumables. Essentially, fibres are also classified under carbohydrates along with sugar and starch, and as a result finding a carb-free fibre source would be chemically impossible.

In other words, medically approved and scientifically endorsed methods need to be incorporated into our diet so that we may judiciously cut back on our carb intake, thereby ensuring that we do not get obese on account of excess amounts of carbohydrates.

In conclusion, it is best to underline the principal contention that was just discussed – carbohydrates are not the cause of weight gain – they are just one of the causes of weight gain.

The next big culprit in our list is starch, or more specifically, starchy food- a type of carbohydrate. Starchy foods are notoriously fattening and it has been alleged that they are responsible for the ill health and obesity of more than 50% of our native population. And with excess quantities of starchy food in our system, evidently our digestion and metabolism goes for a toss, consequently contributing to weight gain and obesity.

And the issue surrounding the intake of starchy food shall follow along the footsteps of all that has been stated till now. Sugar is one of the most popular forms of starchy food items amidst human edibles and as has been mentioned earlier, it is a subtype of carbohydrates. Excess sugar in the human system leads to the medical condition labelled as high blood glucose level or hyperglycemia, which can cause irreversible damage to your liver and kidneys and can irreparably affect your cardiac system causing amongst other cardiac conditions, viz hypertension or high blood pressure.

From all that has been discussed so far, one thing must have become totally clear by now, which is to simply put the obvious in categorical perspective; unbalanced diets are the root cause of all health problems. It is indeed wise to cut back on all types of carbs and starchy food. It would be doubly unwise and certainly counterproductive if one were to injudiciously cut back on essential carbs and fibres sans which normal and healthy lifestyle is impossible. Under the circumstances, it might do more harm than good. In the quest to lose weight, we might end up upsetting our entire physiology and body system.

So dear readers, we hope that you found this article both instructive and useful. We hope that you shall attempt to follow what little we have tried to upheld and briefly present here. And we would like to conclude with the very important disclaimer that before you decide to embark on any diet in the future, you shall take the proper care and consult a professional dietician or medical practitioner to build a diet chart that would suit your physiology and assist you in gaining that desired figure.

Popular Starch and Carb Foods To Avoid on Weight Loss Diet:

  • Bread.
  • Corn starch
  • Refined flour.
  • Potatoes.
  • Pastas.
  • Cakes.
  • Pastries.
  • Muffins.
  • Green peas.
  • French fries.
  • Sugar.
  • Maple syrup.
  • Beer.
  • Flavoured yogurt.
  • Alcohol.

Do share your thoughts in the comments section below. Stay healthy and pretty.

Like Kids and Dogs, Your Cat Really Does Need You

By Steven Reinberg

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Your cat may often act indifferent, but deep down, Fluffy is as attached to you as your child or your dog, new research shows.

The finding suggests bonding goes beyond species, the researchers said.

"In both dogs and cats, attachment to humans may represent an adaptation of the offspring-caretaker bond," said Kristyn Vitale. She's a researcher in the Human-Animal Interaction Lab at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

"Attachment is a biologically relevant behavior. Our study indicates that when cats live in a state of dependency with a human, that attachment behavior is flexible and the majority of cats use humans as a source of comfort," Vitale explained in a university news release.

To gauge cat and human bonding, Vitale's team gave cats a test similar to one used to study attachment behaviors in babies and dogs. In the test, the cat spent two minutes in a new environment with their caregiver, followed by two minutes alone and, finally, a two-minute reunion.

When the caregiver returned, cats who had formed a secure bond were less stressed and continued to explore the space. Those whose relationship with their human wasn't as tight showed signs of stress, such as twitching their tail and licking their lips. They either avoided their caregiver or got clingy.

The takeaway: Cats bond to their people like babies do to parents. Among people, 65% of infants are securely attached to their caregiver.

"Domestic cats mirrored this very closely," Vitale said. About 65% of both cats and kittens were securely bonded to their people; about 35% had insecure bonds.

And that didn't change after six weeks of socialization training, the researchers found. It all goes to show your cat really does you.

Insecure cats "can be likely to run and hide or seem to act aloof," Vitale said. "There's long been a biased way of thinking that all cats behave this way. But the majority of cats use their owner as a source of security. Your cat is depending on you to feel secure when they are stressed out."

Vitale and her colleagues are exploring how their findings might relate to cats in shelters.

"We're currently looking at several aspects of cat attachment behavior, including whether socialization and fostering opportunities impact attachment security in shelter cats," Vitale said.

The report was published Sept. 23 in the journal .

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Leaves Hospital; Doctors Confirm He Had Heart Attack

By Margaret Farley Steele

SATURDAY, Oct. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Senator Bernie Sanders left a Las Vegas hospital on Friday after being admitted with chest pains on Tuesday; his presidential campaign is now saying the 78-year-old suffered a heart attack.

Sanders experienced chest pain at a campaign event and received two stents to open a blocked artery. He has cancelled public events for the time being, reported.

Sanders waved to onlookers and gave a fist pump as he left Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center and was taken away in a waiting vehicle. Later, after dropping off bags at his hotel, he was seen taking a walk in a nearby park with his wife, Jane.

"After two and a half days in the hospital, I feel great, and after taking a short time off, I look forward to getting back to work," Sanders said in a statement.

His doctors in Las Vegas, Arturo Marchand and Arjun Gururaj, said the senator's "hospital course was uneventful with good expected progress," the added.

Although his campaign is not saying when he will resume a normal schedule, on Thursday it was announced that Sanders does plan to take part in the next Democratic debate, scheduled for Oct. 15 near Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Steven Nissen, a cardiologist and chief academic officer at Cleveland Clinic's Heart & Vascular Institute, said that stenting should allow Sanders to resume normal activities.

"We don't know all the details, but this is a common, safe procedure, and with contemporary stents, it generally comes with a short recovery time," said Nissen, who wasn't involved in Sanders' care. "The purpose of modern medicine is to let people continue pursuing their passions, and for this procedure, patients can generally get back to that relatively quickly."

Dr. Satjit Bhusri, a cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, said Sanders suffered the classic signs of heart attack and was promptly sent to emergency services.

"All heart attacks present differently. In women, for example, they typically present as a sudden shortness of breath. Mr. Sanders had the textbook symptoms of chest pain that was successfully treated," Bhusri noted.

How to Clear Daily Pollutants from your Face

It is a well-known fact that we are living in an age of increasing pollution and especially if you are from an urban area – you know all too well the plights of pollution, particularly air pollution. And we do not need to say how bad it is for your skin to allow the collection of such filth. It is not only detrimental to your skin’s health, but the gradual buildup of pollutants on your face can lead to serious physiological consequences. So, in order for you to stay healthy and to have a flawless, radiant skin – it is essential that you clear your face of the daily pollutants that you are exposed to and consequently that settle on your face. So, today we shall spare a few words regarding how to clear daily pollutants from your face so that your skin can breathe properly.

1. Skin Cleansing: We must first start with a proper skin cleansing regime. This is step one, so what we need to do at this stage is to wash our face thoroughly, with cold water, and then dab our face dry softly with a towel. Do take care not to use hot water to cleanse your face as it deprives your skin of the necessary moisture. Then you use a piece of cotton and put some cleansing milk on it to dab your skin off the residual pollutants and also to unclog your skin pores.

2. Steam your Skin: This is a very productive and useful stage. This process works wonderfully, especially if your skin is oily with clogged pores. All you need to do is steam your skin by allowing water vapors to steam your skin. Do this for not more than five minutes. Then, use a bit of facial tissue paper to gently wipe your face clean. This really opens up your facial pores. You finish this stage off with rubbing a few cubes of ice on your skin to tighten your skin pores and bring it back to normalcy.

3. Scrub your Skin: The next step is to scrub your skin. Scrubbing is an essential aspect of skincare routine. It allows us to get rid of dead skin cells on our skin as well as all the dirt, pollutants, oils and what not that get accumulated on the skin daily. Use a gentle scrub to scrub your skin, at least twice a week for best results. Gently exfoliate your skin with the scrub especially if you have oily skin that is prone to collect dirt and pollutants. Scrub your face for 4-5 minutes and then rest your face for another 3 minutes before you wash your face.

4. Put a face pack on your skin: This naturally follows the steaming and scrubbing of your face. At this stage, you are required to put a face pack that your rejuvenate/revitalize your skin. A moisturizing and nourishing face pack is a must to achieve glowing, radiant and healthy skin. And depending on the type of your skin, you can either go for a ‘multani mitti’ face pack or a rosewater and sandalwood face pack. You can also choose to make your own fruit pack – banana or papaya or even tomatoes. You can also go for cosmetic face packs offered by a number of brands that are readily available in the market.

5. Tone your Skin: This step comes after you have applied the face pack and are done with all the aforementioned stages/steps as well. You can choose between pure rose water or cucumber juice for your homemade choice of skin toner for you to restore your skin’s natural pH balance. You can also choose a branded cosmetic variety – there are plenty to choose from out there in the market.

6. Moisturize your Skin: Now although some may think that they got to moisturize their skin at the face pack stage of the whole procedure and allege that this is an unnecessary addition to the list – we would argue that the two types of moisturisation at two different and distinct steps are not the same. You can choose between using alcohol free mild cleansers to lotions containing benzoyl peroxide (that are particularly helpful in cases of acne prone skin varieties).

It is advisable for one to follow through with this regime at least once a week to maintain good skin health and stay radiant and refreshed. Well dear readers, we really hope that you found this article helpful. As always we would love to hear your opinions. So, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below. Stay Pretty and Healthy…


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