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2nd Annual Crazy Cupid Giveaway Hop-#crazycupid

Friday, January 31, 2014
 Cheap Is The New Classy is hosting the 2nd Annual Crazy Cupid Giveaway Hop(#crazycupid) from February 1st – February 15th! With Valentine's Day right around the corner, this is a great giveaway with some fabulous prizes valued at $25 or more from great bloggers! 

I'm giving away a prize package worth $170 to one lucky High Heels and Hot Flashes reader that includes  DelfogoRx 60 day Complete Age Defying System worth $150 and Zim's Advanced and Zim's Arnica Max worth $20. US only. Just enter on the Rafflecopter below. Once you enter my giveaway be sure to stop by all the great bloggers to see what they have to offer in the way of some awesome prizes!






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February Promotion from Cure Diva: Celebrate VDAY and National Cancer Prevention Month #cancer #promotion

Cure Diva is offering an awesome February promotion, not only in honor of Valentine’s Day but also National Cancer Prevention Month from CureDiva - the one-stop online shop for women facing every stage of breast cancer. CureDiva provides these women with fashion and beauty essentials and houses a variety of styles and products from designer labels. Supported by fashion celebs like Giuliana Rancic, women can find products just for them and what they are going through - all on one site. CureDiva is a platform for these women to bond together, shop together and look/feel gorgeous together. Their February deals and special Valentine’s Day card is the perfect way to feel sexy just in time to say “I love you.”



For the entire month of February, CureDiva is offering MAJOR discounts on their top products for women at any stage of their diagnosis. With expenses adding up from countless cancer treatments, CureDiva is helping these women still feel sexy on Valentine’s Day as well as giving them the opportunity to pick out products that are just right for them.

This Valentine's Day be sure to shop Cure Diva for that special lady in your life who is facing breast cancer. Give her the gift of love. 

Dr. Wendy Warner discusses non-hormonal treatments -#menopause

Disclosure: This info was provided free of charge.

Dr. Wendy Warner discusses non-hormonal treatments to control hot flashes!


Did you know that nearly 50 million women in the U.S. are affected by hot flashes?
 65 to 80 percent of women experience hot flashes to some degree, and a study recently found that hot flashes can affect a woman’s health and productivity at work. Due to the sheer number of women who are affected by menopause-related hot flashes, it is critical that women become more knowledgeable about the variety of therapy options available.
 A recent survey found that more than two-thirds of women ages 50 to 64 said they would be comfortable using non-hormonal treatments to control hot flashes, but only 10 percent have discussed non-hormonal treatment options with their healthcare practitioner.
 Wendy Warner, MD, ABIHM of the Medicine in Balance Clinic, discusses menopause, hormone replacement therapy as a treatment for hot flashes, as well as non-hormonal approaches that she often recommends to patients to significantly reduce menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes and mood issues.


Exert Smart Body Coolant Review and Giveaway-#sponsored #giveaway

Sunday, January 26, 2014
Disclosure: I received a product in exchange for this review. However, all opinions are my own.
I don't know about you, but the one thing I HATE about menopause is the hot flashes and night sweats! At times I feel like jumping into a pool of ice cubes, but that's not a great way to cool off and cool down. No worries with a fantastic product I discovered called Exert Smart Body Coolant.

I've tried everything to cool off, but nothing seemed to work until I discovered this great can of spray on relief.  Exert Smart Body Coolant is easy to use, it's odorless and grease-less.  Just spray it on when you feel a hot flash coming on and your good to go. 

I usually only have to use the spray at night, but let me tell you, I just spray and sleep like a baby all night long! One can will last up between 4- 6 weeks for most people. The great thing about Exert Smart Body Coolant is it's hypoallergenic, which is a big plus for menopausal women. 

This spray will isolate temperature spikes on the skin and cool the body up to 5 degrees, thus alleviating hot flashes and night sweats as symptoms of menopause. 





You can try it for yourself my entering to win a supply for yourself. Two lucky High Heels and Hot Flashes readers will win their very own Exert Smart Body Coolant! All you have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter below. US only.  You can also purchase a 30 day supply for only $22.50.






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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Glaucoma Infographic in English
Did you know? Glaucoma is a major cause of vision loss in the United States, affecting about 2.2 million Americans. 

There’s so much more in life to see
Don’t let glaucoma take your sight away

The best years are yet to come. With more free time, you can set your sights on wonderful places to go and people to see. Just make sure you keep an eye on glaucoma.

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damages the eye’s optic nerve, which carries visual signals to the brain. It can lead to vision loss or blindness if left untreated. Primary open-angle glaucoma is the most common form of this disease and often has no symptoms in its early stages. Quite frequently, by the time people are diagnosed with glaucoma, they’ve already begun to notice changes in their side, or peripheral, vision.

While anyone can get glaucoma, people at higher risk for glaucoma include African Americans age 40 and older; everyone over age 60, especially Mexican Americans; and those with a family history of the disease.

“Studies show that at least half of all persons with glaucoma don’t know they have this potentially blinding eye disease,” said National Eye Institute (NEI) director Dr. Paul Sieving. “The good news is that glaucoma can be detected in its early stages through a comprehensive dilated eye exam.”

A comprehensive dilated eye exam is a procedure in which an eye care professional places drops in your eyes to dilate (or widen) the pupil to examine the back of your eyes and check the optic nerve for signs of disease. This exam may help save your sight because when glaucoma is detected early, it can be controlled through medications or surgery. If you are at higher risk, make sure you get a comprehensive dilated eye exam every 1 to 2 years and encourage family members to do so as well.

So wherever life takes you, keep vision in your future. Don’t wait until you notice problems with your vision to see an eye care professional. A low-cost exam may be available to you through Medicare. For more information, call 1–800–MEDICARE or visit www.medicare.gov.

For additional information about glaucoma, visit www.nei.nih.gov/glaucoma or call NEI at 301–496–5248.





Breaking News! #news

Friday, January 24, 2014
Hey wonderful readers and followers of High Heels and Hot Flashes! Just wanted to give you some breaking news. Look for exciting giveaways, reviews, informative posts, and of course ranting from this crazed menopausal woman in February. You won't want to miss a minute of the exciting action that will be going on. Some great sponsors are giving away awesome prizes. 

"Secrets to a Pain Free Life" Book Review

Saturday, January 18, 2014
Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
 

Taken from Amazon:

In his new book, "Secrets to a Pain Free Life", Dr. Ghorbani offers straightforward, useful advice for patients and clinicians that can help them navigate through baffling, or in some cases, deceptive claims about pain relief. | Doctor Reza Ghorbani, a Harvard-trained, board certified Interventional Pain Management Specialist, is currently the President and Medical Director of Advanced Pain Medicine Institute in the Greater Washington, DC area. A frequent lecturer on Pain Management and often quoted by the media, Ghorbani is a diplomat of the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians (ABIPP), and the American Board of Anesthesiology (with subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine). He is also a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP), which certifies practitioners. With decades of experience in Interventional Pain Management and extensive post-graduate education, training and specialty certifications, Dr. Ghorbani is a recognized leader in the advanced treatment of acute and chronic pain. Dr. Ghorbani has devoted his entire career to helping patients overcome pain to enable a better quality of life.

I suffer from an autoimmune disease and have chronic pain daily and just recently was diagnosed with gout. Getting around has become a chore for me and I hate it!  In the book Secrets to a Pain Free Life by Reza Ghorbani MD ABIPP FIPP takes you through many steps and reasons, but also the many secrets to a pain free life. 

Did you know? There are ten common causes of pain? I suffer from at least five of those. I don't get adequate sleep, I don't rest my body, I am overweight, don't exercise, and stay stressed. But I learned through his book how to cope and what I need to do in order to have a pain free life.  Secrets to a Pain Free Life is the perfect pain-free guide. It's written for those who are in constant pain with a treasure trove of information.

You can order a copy from Amazon for only $28 and believe me, it's well worth the price!


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Bellapulse Complete Facial Care System Review and Giveaway- #BeaSkinPro #sponsored

Friday, January 17, 2014
Disclosure: I received a product in exchange for my review. However, all opinions are my own.


As time marches on, so does my skin. At 23, I didn't have to worry about dry skin or damaged skin, but now that I'm 53 things have changed. I've come a long way baby but in the wrong direction. Over the last thirty years, I've let myself go. My face has suffered the consequences. From wrinkles to oily patches, my face isn't what it use to be.

I was ecstatic when I got the chance to try Bellapulse Complete Facial Care System by SkinPro.  I've never used a sonic dermabrasion device, so of course I was a little nervous at first. Once I started, I didn't want to stop! Using the Bellapulse is so much more gentle than using a rough washcloth on my sensitive face. I could tell the difference right away.


Along with my Bellapulse, I received the Exfoliating Cleanser Set; a $75 value. which includes Rose Hip Cleanser, AHA Exfoliating Cleanser, and Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer. These cleansers along with the brushes not only clean your skin, but make your face feel thirty years younger. I actually could see results in about a week. I love my Bellapulse, I would never use another facial dermabrasion device.



You can order your own Bellapulse Complete Facial Care System for only $89.95 which includes BellaPulse Body, two brushes, an applicator, and sponge along with storage cradle and two "AA" batteries. If you order today you will also get the Exfoliating Cleanser Set Valued at $75 free! 
SkinPro is giving one lucky High Heels and Hot Flashes reader a 
Bellapulse Complete Facial Care System with Exfoliating Cleanser Set 
all you have to do is enter hereContest ends Jan. 29th. Open to US/Can.

Be sure to check BellaPulse out on FB and Twitter.




Mama's Got a New Look Giveaway Hop- Jan. 15th-29th #mamasnewlook

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

We just rang in 2014 and with a New Year comes the chance to develop a new YOU! Welcome to the [2nd Annual] Mama's Got a New Look Giveaway Hop Event. The Blogging Mamas Network, along with co-hosts Mama's Baby Cupcakes, So Easy Being Green, and Viva Veltoro want to give the special, deserving Mamas a chance at a New Look for the New Year!
This Event will run from January 15-29 and each blogger in the hop has a great prize, worth at least $25, to help you achieve that new look!

High Heels and Hot Flashes is giving one lucky reader a Bellapulse Complete Facial Care System worth $90. All you have to do is enter on the rafflecopter below. Be sure to stop by and enter to win the grand prize and be sure to visit the other great bloggers for some awesome prizes worth at least $25.


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This wonderful Grand Prize has two packages up for grabs. The first prize pack, Fashion Mama, features a whole Gel Nail Kit from Couture Gel Nail Polish, a $100 Gift Code to the online jewelry retailer The Vintage Pearl, and a crocheted Infinity Scarf in winner's choice of color from Treasured by Holly.
Our second prize pack, New Mama, features a breastfeeding camisole from Undercover Mama, a Chewbeads "Jane" necklace in winner's choice of color, winner's choice of fabric for a diapers/wipes carrying case from The Diaper Clutch, Bamboobies set of Multi Pack Pads, and winner's choice of item shown from Loving Moments by Leading Lady and their Maternity to Nursing line.

ENTER THE GRAND PRIZE HERE.

Viva Veltoro, Blogging Mamas, Mama’s Baby Cupcakes, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Mama’s Got a New Look participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

Elite Serum Rx Review -#eliteserumrx #sponsored

Disclosure: I received a product in exchange for a review. However, all opinions are my own.

If you're like me, you hate wrinkles and crow's feet around your eyes! I can't stand it, that's why I'm glad I discovered SkinPro and Elite Serum Rx

I've worked with this company in the past and absolutely love their products. When I got the opportunity to try the new Elite Serum Rx, I was ecstatic! 

I begin using it right away and within days no wrinkles or crow's feet. I couldn't believe the difference. I was thrilled. At 53 the last thing I wanted was a bunch of eye wrinkles. Elite Serum Rx is the key to a new and different you. If you have unsightly wrinkles and unwanted crow's feet, then Elite Serum Rx is the key to erasing years from around your eyes.

EliteSerumRX differs from Elite Serum in several very advanced, very exciting ways.  First, it contains (2) additional ingredients, Syn-Coll and Inyline.  Syn-Coll is a synthetic peptide designed to stimulate the skin’s natural mechanism to product collagen.  Clinical studies have shown that Syn-Coll is capable of reducing and changing the type and aspect of wrinkles that add years to your appearance. 

Inyline is a peptide that works to help constrict muscle contraction, reducing the depth and appearance of expression lines, those pesky lines that we earn from smiling, laughing, frowning and crying.  Expression lines are the hardest to treat.

The next advancement in the reformulated version is that the consistency is more like a cream instead of a serum.  It is still considered an eye serum, but it’s thicker, much like a cream, but with the benefits of a serum in the way that its not oily; it won’t cause breakouts or greasy skin.

If you're looking for a product made in the US and at a reasonable price, then  Elite Serum Rx is your best bet. You have two ordering options:
$89.95 :One-Time Purchase – NO Replenishment & Savings Program
or the best option: Replenishment & Savings Program - SAVE 33%
When selecting this option, you pay only $59.95 per unit today. Accordingly, every 45 days you will be automatically shipped a new order and billed $59.95 per unit of Elite Serum™ plus shipping. You can cancel at anytime.

Either way not only are you getting a great product but you're getting a lifetime without wrinkles!





Apteka Naturel’s EstroAide Review

Sunday, January 12, 2014
Disclosure: I received a product in exchange for a review. However, all opinions are my own.

I'm not one to give into hot flashes easily, but as I've come to a crossroad in my menopausal life, the hot flashes have taken over. Fortunately, I discovered Apteka Naturel’s EstroAide Naturel Unique Menopausal Symptom & Relief & Bone Health Support.

This great product stopped my hot flashes in their tracks. I not only have relief, but I get an extra boost with bone health support. 

If you're a menopausal women concerned about menopause symptoms and bone health then you might want to consider Apteka Naturel’s EstroAide Natural Unique Menopausal Symptom & Relief & Bone Health Support.

Since I've been taking it daily, I can tell a difference in my body and my bones! I give it 5 stars.

Product Description

Menopausal Symptom Relief Product Description

EstroAide Naturel is a new approach to menopausal symptom relief as it helps women go through, and deal with, menopause "naturally." EstroAide Naturel is an all-natural proprietary and patented preparation of highly-concentrated GenisteinSR Sophora japonica extract, Lycopene (from tomato) and an effective dose of Vitamin D3. And, its slow-release formulation allows it to be beneficial over the course of the day.
EstroAide Naturel's ingredients:
  • GenisteinSR – Supports bone health and reduces hot flashes
  • Natural Tomato Lycopene – Supports bone health and relieves vasomotor symptoms
  • Vitamin D3 – Improves the absorption of calcium
EstroAide Naturel™ Menopausal Symptom Relief 's scientific key points*:
  • Encourages osteoblasts activity (bone rebuilding)
  • Discourages Osteoclasts activity (bone degradation)
  • Improves the bioavailability of calcium
  • Supports menopausal symptom relief
  • Supports optimal health during hormone replacement therapy

Product Story

Menopausal Symptom Relief Product Story

A bit about Osteoporosis...
In normal bone, there is a constant remodeling of the bone: It happens when osteoclasts cause resorption , after which new bone is deposited by osteoblasts.
During osteoporosis there is excessive bone resorption and inadequate formation of bone during "remodeling."
EstroAide Naturel™ Menopausal Symptom Relief's Natural Tomato Lycopene inhibits the formation of osteoclasts and stimulates osteoblast activity. Additionally, its phytonutrients inhibit estrogen activity in breast cancer cells, but not in bone cells.
Calcium absorption by gastrointestinal cells requires three proteins – a calcium "channel," a calcium-binding protein, and a calcium "pump." EstroAide Naturel™ Menopausal Symptom Relief's Vitamin D3 stimulates the synthesis of these three proteins.
You can purchase a 30 day supply for only $19.95 and well worth the cost.

It''s Time for a Change-#healthy #change

Saturday, January 11, 2014
For the past few months my life has been hectic. I lost my youngest daughter in May, my health deteriorated, and I was working. Stress overtook my mind and body and let myself go. Over the course of several months I gained a lot of weight. A few months ago I weighed 250 pounds, which according to my BMI is obese. Well, I weighed myself today and I'm down to 235. I'm not sure how I lost 15 pounds in a month or so(probably a combination of being sick and giving up soda's). 

Anyway, my BMI is still high:
Height: 5 feet, 10 inches
Weight: 235 pounds
Your BMI is 33.7, indicating your weight is in theObese category for adults of your height.
For your height, a normal weight range would be from 129 to 174 pounds.
People who are overweight or obese are at higher risk for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. 

So, I need to lose about 70 pounds to get where I want to be. I have a few strategies in mind. I've given up soda's and drink water and healthy drinks now. I'm eating better and lighter. I'm also trying a few different programs to jump start my weight loss adventure.

Once I hit my desired weight on 165, I plan to stick to a 1600 calorie a day healthy eating plan.

Be sure to check back monthly for my progress.


Organic Matcha - Green Tea Powder Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
I love green tea and when I discovered Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder, I was thrilled. I love making smoothies and the Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder was just what I needed for a little added boost to my healthy morning smoothies. A little of this powder goes a long way and it's not only healthy, but delicious as well. I give Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder five stars.

Here's more about Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder:

USED FOR:  LATTES | SMOOTHIES | BAKING

ALL DAY ENERGY WITH INCREASED FOCUS

Matcha provides 4 to 6 hours of mild steady energy as it acts as both a stimulant and a relaxant. This is ideal for focusing on whatever the day throws your way.

METABOLISM BOOST

Consuming matcha green tea can increase thermogenesis (the body's own rate of burning calories) from a normal 8%-10% of daily energy expenditure, to between 35% and 43% of daily energy expediture.

IMPROVED SKIN HEALTH

​Scientists have discovered that Matcha Green Tea helps protect the skin from harmful UVrays, while improving blood flow and oxygen levels lifting the overall quality of the skin.

137x THE ANTIOXIDANTS OF BREWED GREEN TEA

Antioxidants are essential as you age to boost your body's natural defenses against oxidation. Researchers have found that a high level of dietary antioxidants can prevent many age-related diseases.


You can purchase Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder on Amazon for $25 on sale. That's a savings of $14.99. 

You can also find out more about Organic Matcha- Green Tea Powder by KissMe Organics on their website.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.