Tag Archives: just so you know

Wanted: Salute To Summer Guest Bloggers

Standard
Wanted: Salute To Summer Guest Bloggers

Hiiii everyone and TGIF! With summer somewhat on the horizon (although, let’s be real – it’s still a healthy distance away!), I thought that it would be the perfect time to get the ball rolling on lifewithlilred’s upcoming Salute To Summer guest bloggers series. I’ll be the first to admit that I am so not a summer fan. I hate being hot. I hate wearing shorts (which is why a majority of my summer is spent in my signature black skinnies!). I hate water related activities. And, did I mention that I HATE being hot?!

Obviously, I’m a spring and fall kind of gal. But, that doesn’t mean that summer should be put on the back burner on the ol’ blog! Especially considering that a majority of my friends are huge summer fans – the most important one being my big sister. And, if nothing else, I have a summer birthday (June 7th!) so that is definitely a cause for some summer celebration!

I want the Salute To Summer guest bloggers series to showcase all of the fun that this obnoxiously hot, upcoming season has to offer. And, who knows, maybe my guest bloggers might just end up changing my mind on being a summer hater! For this series, we are talking summer vacas, lazy afternoons day drinking by the pool, and the best warm weather hangouts in your area. And, of course, I won’t say no to summer themed OOTDs and MOTDs, either!

If you are interested in participating in lifewithlilred’s Salute To Summer guest bloggers series, shoot me an email with your ideas at: sarah.mush6794@gmail.com !!!

Have a fabulous weekend! ❤

Advertisements

4 Skin Problems & What To Do About Them

Standard
4 Skin Problems & What To Do About Them

It can often be quite surprising how many of us take our skin for granted. If you have never dealt with a skin ailment during your life, you may not have any idea of the kind of issues it can bring up for a sufferer. We all have our health issues, but usually, we can keep them private. Skin conditions, however, are much more difficult to hide – simply because quite a lot of our skin is out for show much of the time. Our skin is delicate, and it varies in many different parts of the body. For example, the skin on your hands has adapted to wrinkle when immersed in water, to give you more grip in poor weather conditions. You will also find that the skin on your body is much less oily than the skin on your face because the body has far less sebaceous glands. That is partially why we have different products for use on our face than we have for use on our bodies – it’s all about caring for and preserving your skin.

Having a condition, however, can make this whole process much more complicated. Some skin issues can be little more than an annoyance, whereas others can be serious and even life-altering. Here are a few that you may have heard of and some others that you may not be so familiar with, and what to do if you think you may be living with any of them:

Excessively Dry Skin: If you have very dry skin, you may just regard it as ‘one of those things’, much in the same way that you may have curly hair or have brittle fingernails. But if you are experiencing any discomfort from your dry skin, you could have a problem on your hands (quite literally!). Dry skin is one of the leading causes of itchy palms, a condition that can be incredibly frustrating for sufferers and something that can possibly interfere with your sleep.

Be mindful of how you react to your itchy, dry skin. If you are absentmindedly scratching it, you might be breaking the skin without realizing it. This can be incredibly painful, and can put you at risk of developing infections. The best way to avoid the incessant itching caused by dry skin is to keep your skin full of moisture, so invest in a good hand cream and a body butter to keep your skin supple and itch-free.

Psoriasis: Psoriasis is a condition that relates to dry skin but in a much more serious way. Its main symptoms are red, flaky patches of skin across the body that are often covered with silver scales. These patches can be itchy or sore, and some people have more severe symptoms than others. Unfortunately, there is no cure for this condition, but there are things that you can do to ease the effects of it. If you think you may have psoriasis, visit your doctor, as they may be able to prescribe you medication or cream to ease some of the symptoms.

Vitiligo: Vitiligo is not a condition that tends to cause the sufferer physical pain, but it can have a big impact on a person’s self-esteem. This particular condition causes white patches to appear on the skin, which vary in size and shape. This can give the skin a ‘mottled’ effect, and it shows up more clearly on people who are naturally dark-skinned. It is a long-term condition, although it can start to develop at any time in life. As of yet, there is no cure, but you can minimize the appearance of the condition with makeup, steroid cream, or even phototherapy. (Notice that Converse and Gap are both using models with Vitiligo in their campaigns!)

care3

A good makeup brush is a must.

Scabies: Scabies is often considered to be an illness of the past, normally associated with pirates living on unhygienic old ships! In reality, however, scabies is caused purely by tiny mites called Sarcoptes scabiei, which burrow into the skin, causing the itchy feeling. Scabies can develop and spread easily in environments where people are living in very close quarters with each other, which is partially why it is more common during the winter than the summer in most Western countries. It is not serious but can be uncomfortable, and can be worsened if you repeatedly scratch at the affected areas. So if you think you might have scabies, visit your doctor. He or she will most likely prescribe you a cream of sorts that contains insecticides, which will kill the scabies mites. Permethrin cream and malathion lotion are the two most commonly prescribed types.

Featured Image By: Pixabay

Last Call For Fall Guest Bloggers

Standard
Last Call For Fall Guest Bloggers

Hi everyone and happy Hump Day! I hope all of you are having a great week so far! This is a friendly reminder post that I am still looking for a few more guest bloggers for my fall series! If any of you are interested in participating by creating a post that celebrates all things fall, please email me at sarah.mush6794@gmail.com! I have a great list of gals who are included thus far but I’d love to add a few more bloggers to the series. After Friday, I will no longer be adding anyone else. Thanks a bunch! –Sarah

Sunday Reminder

Standard
Sunday Reminder

Hello everyone! I hope you are all enjoying a nice and relaxing Sunday. This post is just your friendly reminder to give Lil Red some loving on her social media pages! I’m friends with a few of you on my personal Facebook page and I love it. The only thing that I ask is that if you send me a friend request, please shoot me a message letting me know that you’re a lifewithlilred reader so I don’t delete the request on accident. I’m 99% confident that I’ve deleted a few of your requests already and I feel pretty bad about it! I’m also creeping up on 350 likes on my Facebook page for my blog so PLEASE shoot me a like as well!

How to contact me:

THANKS! ❤

You might have noticed some ads on my wall if you perused on my Facebook pages. Those are compliments of Twistfire Media. If you have a strong following on your Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest then I can’t recommend signing up for Twistfire enough. Your only responsibility will be to post different ads on your wall and you’ll get paid for each click on them. You’re essentially getting paid to use social media! If you are interested in getting signed up for Twistfire Media, then feel free to get in touch with me with any of the methods I listed above! 🙂

See You Friday!

Standard
See You Friday!

Helloooo everyone! Just so you know, I will be out of office today because I’ll be working in Columbus for my job with the National Core Indicator research project. It’s going to be a two or so hour drive to get there so I’ll be leaving pretty early in the morning to get there in time to find the building and check in. I’ll be back with you on Friday for the latest and greatest so until then feel free to reach out to me via:

^^^ AHMED, THERE’S SO MANY PRESENTS!!!!!!!

Have a fabulous day today and I’ll See You Friday! What is everyone’s plans for the weekend? Who still has some holiday shopping to do? I wanna hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Change Of Plans

Standard
Change Of Plans

Heyyy everyone! There’s going to be a slight change of plans for tonight’s American Horror Story: Hotel post because I’m feeling like ass right now. Because of this all of a sudden illness, you can expect to see a synopsis on the newest AHS episode tomorrow morning or afternoon. Of course I’ll be watching the epi and taking my notes but I’m in desperate need of a good nights sleep. In a perfect world, I’ll be able to get right to bed afterwards and get rid of this little bug that I’ve come down with. Sorry for the inconvenience! Much love. -Sarah

heey

^^^ Thanks, Ryan.

Weekend Wedding Reminder

Standard
Weekend Wedding Reminder

Helloooo everyone and TGIF! I’m just dropping in to let you lovelies know that I will be MIA this weekend because it’s my brother’s wedding! Hurray! I’m actually writing this post on Thursday and scheduling it for today because my family and I will be leaving around nine o’clock this morning to get to the destination. I won’t be home until Sunday evening but you can expect to hear from me for the usual Monday Update. Until then, enjoy exploring the archives of lifewithlilred and have a fabulous weekend! Before we go our separate ways, crank up the wedding themed tunes, take a look at some pics of the happy couple, and read some sweet sentiments from yours truly!

IMG_3538[1]pmpm2pm3

Dear Peter and Megan,

I love you both so much and am so thrilled that you’re finally tying the knot! I really admire your love and devotion for one another. It has been a pleasure watching you grow together over your seven year relationship, which is a really long time! Holy smokes! I am super excited to see what the future holds for both of you and for me too, for that matter. Yes, me too, because you gain a wife but I get a new sister!! Megan, prepare yourself for lots of shopping, getting our nails done, and eating Taco Bell four times a day! Welcome to the family and the sisterhood of Lil Red. Sincerest congratulations to my favorite newlyweds and have the best time ever on your honeymoon! I LOVE YOUUUU!!!! ❤ Sarah

I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend – I know I will! What is your favorite wedding themed memory? Do you have any words of advice for Peter and Megan? I wanna hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah