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Super Mom Giveaway Hop April 26th- May 10

Monday, April 25, 2016
Disclosure: Hosts & participating hop bloggers are not responsible for sponsors or self-sponsoring bloggers that do not fulfill prize obligations.


Mother's Day is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate your Super Mom than with Super prizes during the Super Mom Giveaway Hop hosted by http://thekidsdidit.com & http://themommyisland.blogspot.com

One lucky Super Mom will win the new Elite Serum Rx  with Elite Serum New Packaging worth $89.95. 
Elite Serum Rx is the world's best anti-wrinkle eye cream featuring 8 medical-grade peptides. This innovative Formula contains an exclusively high concentration of the potent age-defying Argireline peptide. This breakthrough product is scientifically designed to target eye wrinkles, dark under eye circles and puffiness around the eyes.

Be a Super Mom and enter to win on the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway is open to US and Canada. High Heels and Hot Flashes is not responsible for lost or misdirected mail. Prize is sent directly from sponsor. After entering my giveaway, be sure to stop by and enter to win some awesome Super Mom prizes from all the great bloggers listed on the giveaway linky!

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Calling All Moms: Scarology™ Offers a Three-Step Topical Approach to C-section Scar Healing- Giveaway

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post.

Calling All Moms: Scarology™ Offers a Three-Step Topical Approach to
C-section Scar Healing:
Changes in Scar Appearance After Just Three Days


 KMR Communications is offering a reader giveaway  of Scarology's 3 step kit for C-Section scar healing. The kit includes:

The Ultimate Scar System for C-sections and Large Scars includes a 3-month supply of: Natural Fruit Acid Exfoliator, Ultimate Scar Cream 6 Reusable Silicone Scar Sheets The system retails for $78.50.  


One third of women in the United States have a C-section delivery.  While this brings them the wonderful gift of life, it also leaves them with an unsightly scar.  Often times, these scars will fade and leave just a pale, thin, flat line.  But, sometimes, scars are bigger, thicker and raised and don't heal as well.  While creams and oils may help a bit with a scar's appearance, there really hasn't been anything that has worked wonders.  Until now...

Introducing  Scarology™ Ultimate Scar Treatment System for C-Sections & Large Scars: $78.50.  Dr. Michael Connor and Dr. Jeanmarie Connor are a husband and wife team with twenty years of medical expertise specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery and pediatrics. Together they have created Scarology.™  This new product is a safe and effective three-step at home scar treatment. The proprietary scar treatment system combines ingredients that have, until now, only been available in medical settings. These key ingredients have been shown to nourish the healing scar with hydration, and reduce inflammation in the scar tissue.

Scarology’s unique 3-part system can be used on any skin type and on any scar once the skin has completely healed from the initial injury. The regimen is designed to target different phases of scarring. The kit includes a gentle exfoliator, simple scar cream and self-adhesive silicone sheets to be worn at night during sleep. Changes in scar appearance have been reported as early as 3 days following initial application.

Products & Use:
Step One: Natural Fruit Acid Exfoliator:  In the morning, spread a thin layer of Natural Fruit Acid Exfoliator over the healed scar and onto dry, residue-free skin. Massage into scar for 1-3 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Slow, controlled exfoliation allows removal of the unhealthy skin cells overlying the scar and stimulates the healthy surrounding tissue to replicate and replace the top layer of skin.

Step Two: Ultimate Scar Cream: Apply the Ultimate Scar Cream twice daily. Following Step 1, massage cream onto scar and leave on skin throughout the day. In the evening, apply Ultimate Scar Cream again. Scarology’s™  innovative scar cream formula contains ingredients that have been shown to reduce inflammation and hydrate all layers of the wound.

Step Three:  Silicone Scar Sheet:  At night, apply the self-adhesive Silicone Scar Sheet to skin. Remove sheet in the morning and store sheet with protective liner for repeated uses. The third component of the system is designed to help provide compression and nourishment to the scar throughout the night.  Scarology’s ™ self adhesive silicone sheet uses advanced patented silicone technology currently used in hospitals.

For best results, it is recommended that Scarology’s™  3-step Ultimate Scar System is used for a minimum of 3 months with continued use for as long as the scar shows signs of improvement. Older scars may require 6-12 months of continuous therapy.

Does Scarology™ Work on Old Scars?
Scars from several years ago are the most difficult to treat and most likely will not change in appearance with topical silicone or onion extract alone.  However, Scarology’s™ 3 part system is different.  Scarology is the only commercially available product for scars that may enhance the appearance of old scars.

Can Scarology™ be Used on Pigmented Skin?
Scarology can be used on all skin types.  

The three phases of wound healing

Phase 1: Initiation

This first phase begins immediately after the injury and is completed within a few hours. During this phase, there is the formation of a blood clot. In addition, proteins in the body, called fibrin, create a matrix for reparative cells to enter the site and start the healing process.   

Phase 2: Inflammatory

This phase begins soon after and new cells start to grow in order to cover the wound surface. Granulation tissue (early scar tissue) begins to form and new blood vessels start to sprout in order to nourish the reparative cells. A collagen matrix replaces the fibrin matrix and inflammatory cells enter along the wound’s new scaffold. Altering the inflammatory cells during this phase can dramatically improve the appearance of a scar.

Phase 3: Remodeling

This is the last phase of wound healing. A strong type of collagen slowly replaces the blood vessels and reparative cells.  Specific cells, called myofibroblasts, remain in this collagen matrix and contract, which ultimately leads to a decrease in the size of the scar. Reparative cells continue to enter and survey the scar for months and even years after the injury, which is why scars tend to look better at 1 year than at 1 month. The wound environment changes dramatically during the course of healing and the formation and appearance of a scar is directly related to the events described above.


The History of Scarology ™
Scarology ™ was created in Palm Beach, Florida, by two physicians -- a husband and wife team: Dr. Michael Connor and Dr. Jeanmarie Connor. They have a combined twenty years of medical expertise specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery in the face and neck as well as pediatrics.

For years, patients asked them for a safe and effective at home scar treatment that could be used on both adults and children that helps fade acne scars, facial scars, burn scars, keloids, wound scars, stretch marks and more. Unfortunately neither could make a recommendation.

As physicians they knew that they needed to have more informed answers for their patients. Over the course of the next few months they extensively researched available scar creams on the market along with consuming as much data on scar treatment published in medical journals. They were surprised to find that no single scar cream examined made a significant difference at 1 year. 

Seeing the emotional & physical impact scarring had on their patients, they knew there had to be a better way. They initially developed a simple scar cream formula and would recommend patients purchase self-adhesive silicone sheets along with a gentle exfoliator to improve the final appearance of a scar. All of the patients who followed this regimen were satisfied with the final appearance of their scar, without exception.

As they witnessed that the final appearance of a scar can be greatly improved with daily use of these 3 simple steps, they decided to make the system available to the world. So in 2014 the 3 step kit and Scarology™ was born.


For more information on Scarology visit: Scarology.com

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Moms Are Special Giveaway Hop 04/25-05/9

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Disclosure: This is a giveaway blog hop, bloggers are not responsible for prize delivery on High Heels and Hot Flashes.


Mom's are special! Mother's Day will be here before you know it, why not give that special mom a special gift by entering to win awesome Mother's Day prizes during the 1st Annual Mom's Are Special Blog Hop Giveaway hosted by www.onhoneysucklehill.com.

High Heels and Hot Flashes is giving one lucky mom  a chance to win Scarology's 3 step kit for C-Section scar healing. The kit includes the Ultimate Scar System for C-sections and Large Scars includes a 3-month supply of: Natural Fruit Acid Exfoliator, Ultimate Scar Cream 6 Reusable Silicone Scar Sheets The system retails for $78.50.
The giveaway is open to US residents except Puerto Rico and Hawaii. All you have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter below. Once you enter this awesome giveaway, be sure to stop by the other great bloggers to win your Special Mom a special gift.

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All Moms are Special Giveaway Hop 04/25-05/04 #SpecialMoms

Disclosure: High Heels and Hot Flashes is not responsible for late or misdirected mail. No other bloggers in the hop are responsible for the prize this blog is giving away.

All Moms are Special and what better way to show Mom how much you love her by entering to win great prizes during the All Moms are Special Giveaway Hop hosted by Miss Molly Says and Mom Does Reviews

After the birth of a baby or overtime, women have feminine issues. Now with Femininity by Sibu ™, mom doesn't have to worry about it anymore. Femininity by Sibuworks because of the Omega 7 and other skin-friendly compounds in the sea berry oil that constitutes its entire formula. Omega 7 (AKA palmitoleic acid) is a rare fatty acid that benefits human skin, made up of epithelial tissue.
BENEFITS INCLUDE...
  • Long Lasting Formula
  • Works From The Inside Out
  • Vegetarian Sofgels
  • All Natural • GMO FREE • Kosher

One lucky mom will win a gift certificate to try new Femininity by Sibu valued at $39.95. All you have to do is enter on the Raffelcopter below. US only. High Heels and Hot Flashes is not responsible for fulfillment of prize. 

After you enter my giveaway, be sure to stop by the other great bloggers and enter to win some awesome prizes for mom!





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Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #RocktheRedPump

Thursday, March 10, 2016

May 27th is one of the most difficult days I face as a mother. On May 27th, 2013, I lost my youngest daughter to HIV/AIDS. Ever since that day and even before, I supported #RocktheRedPump.

If you are a mom, daughter, or sister of a woman or girl who has HIV/AIDS, please support #RocktheRedPump.

Here are five things that you can do today to show your support.

1. Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram and tell us why you#RocktheRedPump.

2. Wear red shoes (pumps, sneakers, whatever) on March 10, upload pics of you in red shoes to social media, and use the hashtag #RocktheRedPump.

3. Read today's post on our blog, in which we share why every woman needs to add HIV testing to their to-do list.

4. Make a tax-deductible donation to help us continue to accomplish our mission and increase our impact.

5. Download the square button below and post on Instagram (and Facebook and Twitter), including the hashtag #RocktheRedPump.
 


1. Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram and tell us why you#RocktheRedPump.

2. Wear red shoes (pumps, sneakers, whatever) on March 10, upload pics of you in red shoes to social media, and use the hashtag #RocktheRedPump.

3. Read today's post on our blog, in which we share why every woman needs to add HIV testing to their to-do list.

4. Make a tax-deductible donation to help us continue to accomplish our mission and increase our impact.

5. Download the square button below and post on Instagram (and Facebook and Twitter), including the hashtag #RocktheRedPump.
 

                      

#RocktheRedPump March 10th is National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
The Red Pump Project

Valvoline Instant Oil Change Franchise Sells Pink Wiper Blades in October-#PinkOilChange #BCA

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Disclosure: This information was provided in exchange for sharing with my readers.

Valvoline Instant Oil Change Franchise Sells Pink Wiper Blades in October
October Sales of Pink Wipers Raise Money and Awareness for National Breast Cancer Foundation

Newton, MA – Henley Enterprises, Inc., the largest franchisee of Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM is raising funds and increasing awareness for National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® (NBCF). Throughout the month of October a portion of the sales of pink wipers will be donated to NBCF. The wipers are available at over 200 participating Valvoline Instant Oil Change locations in 12 states.
Now in its fourth year, the campaign has raised more than $45,000 for the NBCF.
 “This campaign gives back to the communities in which we serve. The pink wipers are a highly visible product that many Americans can rally behind. The blades allow individuals who have been affected or know someone affected by breast cancer to show their support” states Don Smith, founder and CEO of the Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchise.
The blades come in both traditional black with a small pink ribbon and full pink for those who wish to make a bolder statement. They fit 98% of cars, trucks, and SUVs manufactured after 2003.
Valvoline Instant Oil Change will be kicking off the month long campaign October 3rd with a ‘Pink Out Day’ including pink give-a-ways at participating locations. For more information and a location list visit www.VIOC.com, and follow the campaign with #PinkOilChange.
About Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Valvoline, a brand of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), has been serving American motorists for more than 140 years. Valvoline Instant Oil Change℠ has approximately 900 locations throughout the United States, and is a leader in serving the quick-lube market.
About Henley Enterprises, Inc.
Henley Enterprises, Inc. founded in 1989, is the largest Valvoline Instant Oil Change franchisee. They operate over 200 service centers across twelve states including: California, Delaware, Florida, Michigan, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia.
About the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.®
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s (NBCF) mission is to help women now by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.  A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for eleven years, NBCF provides women Help for Today…Hope for Tomorrow® through its National Mammography ProgramBeyond The Shock®Early Detection Plan,  and breast cancer research programs. For more information, please visit www.nbcf.org.