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Blogs help create credibility for businesses, build name recognition and generate traffic to your website.

Blog sites are websites that are frequently updated. Each time an entry is published search engines are automatically notified. Blog sites are more search engine friendly and are indexed more than traditional static websites. Blogs show up around 10 times more often in organic searches than static website.

Mentioned in a blog, now what?

If you have been featured in a blog post, ask the blogger to included a link to your website, social networking sites and your own blog. Be sure to promote yourself to maximize the benefits to you or your business. Share your featured post on your social networking sites, via email and word of mouth. If your story is popular, the blogger will be more likely to write about you in the future. Each time a blog post is retweeted, shared on a facebook wall, or shared on any bloging or social networking site it becomes more recognized with search engines. Sharing the actual link is even more powerful with search engines. Blog posts linger on the internet for a long time, and continue to be viewed years after being published. Even if you were mentioned in a blog 6 months ago, it’s not to late to promote yourself.

Follow the blog

A blog site is an active online community, where people get involved. Readers can comment and ask questions, leading to online conversations and networking. When readers are involved they feel connected. If you have been featured on a blog, it is a good idea to follow that blog and become part of that community. Following the blog also shows your appreciation and helps maintain a relationship with the blogger. Having a good relationship with a blogger gives you the opportunity to have your business promoted on the site in the future. Many blogs have social networking pages, following the blog on a site like facebook or twitter is the easiest way to stay involved. Friends and family can also get involved, they can comment on your story, adding credibility and interest.

How to share a link

To share a link to a specific post, go to the story you like to share and click on the title. The “permalink” for that specific post will appear in your address bar, highlight the entire link and copy and paste the full link.
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Read MoreNovember 30, 2010 1:55 am - Posted by Kristy

Jessica Simpson Christmas CD

Jessica Simpsons recent engagement to Eric Johnson has been the latest buzz. The engagement has even sparked rummers of a possible pregnancy, but Simpson shot down rumors that she is pregnant. Although Jessica isn’t expecting a baby, she can expect to be busy with the release of her new Christmas CD. Jessica Simpson’s newest CD, Happy Christmas was just released this Wednesday, Nov 22. Simpson recorded a duet for the album with a USS Harry Truman sailor. Jessica has always been devoted to our troops, even before the war in Iraq. In-fact, my brother was actually one of her guards when she performed for soldiers in Fort Hood, TX.

Look for Jessica at the Macys Thanksgiving Day parade, and the Jessica Simpson Christmas Special later that evening. She will be performing songs off of her new holiday album, Happy Christmas. The show will be on PBS at 7-8PM Thanksgiving day. Jessica will also be at the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting on November 30th.

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Read MoreNovember 24, 2010 2:36 am - Posted by Kristy

holiday party

The Most Beautiful Event Of The Year

This event is NOT to be missed! Gather up your entourage, throw on something fierce, and enjoy a fabulous night out. Top beauty industry professionals will give tips and tricks to shine for the holidays and forecast the hottest beauty and style trends for 2011. This beautiful event benefits the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

beauty event

Beauty

Friends & Trends
Holiday Soiree
Tuesday, December 7
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Featuring:

Beauty Bar with hairstyling tips by award-winning stylists Keith Russell and Mark Reid. Make up artistry by celebrity make up artist Lisa Forester.

Shop one of kind vintage jewelry at trunk show by renowned vintage collector Robert Black of Fashion by Robert Black.

Live demonstrations including the newest applications for Botox, injectables and fillers. Learn about the most advanced skin treatments available from the most experience team of skin specialists in Arizona.

Hollywood Red Carpet Photo Session

Celebrity Plastic Surgery 411 with Dr Shapiro

Amazing Beauty Giveaways: Latisse, Skin Ceauticals, Facials, Fraxel and more. One lucky will win complimentary skin care for a year.

HOLIDAY SOUNDS BY DJ MR P-BODY

Hors D’eourves and Cocktails

KINDLY RSVP BY DECEMBER 2
Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Paradise Valley Skin Klinic.
5410 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste F-100
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
480 421.1701
www.shapiroplasticsurgery.com

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Read MoreNovember 22, 2010 8:32 pm - Posted by Kristy

skin ceuticals B5 gel

I have recently fallen in love with Skin Ceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel. I love the way it gives the skin an instant healthy glow, some people even notice a plumping effect.

Enriched with vitamin B5, known to help with tissue repair, Hydrating B5 Gel replenishes nutrients the skin needs to feel smooth and appear younger.

This moisture-enhancing gel contains hyaluronic acid, the body’s natural hydrator, to bind moisture to the skin. Hydrating B5 Gel is recommended for use with vitamin C treatments and will help maximize the benefits of your daily moisturizer.

– Contains vitamin B5 to help with tissue repair and replenish nutrients
– Binds moisture to the skin with hyaluronic acid, a natural humectant
– Leaves skin feeling supple and smooth
– Maximizes the benefits of a daily moisturizer
– Recommended for use with vitamin C treatments
– Ideal for all skin types

paradise valley skin klinic, logo
You can get Hydrating B5 Gel and other Skin Ceuticals products at Paradise Valley Skin Klinic.
Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Paradise Valley Skin Klinic.
5410 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste F-100
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
480 421.1701
wwwshapiroplasticsurgery.com

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Read More 6:59 pm - Posted by Kristy

skin, laser treatments

Laser peels, also known as a laser resurfacing, is the removal of the top layers of the skin via focused laser light energy. Some types of lasers may penetrate into deeper layers of skin to provide correction at a deeper level. Fully ablative laser resurfacing is used to remove moderately deep lines, scars, birthmarks and enlarged oil glands on the nose (rhinophyma). Laser resurfacing is usually performed using a Co2 (carbon dioxide) or Erbium laser, both lasers vaporize superficial, damaged skin cells. Laser resurfacing is an outpatient procedure that usually requires local anesthesia, and often done at the same time as surgical procedures.

CO2 is thought to give the best skin tightening, unfortunately it also creates the most downtime, pain and risks of adverse side effects. Newer versions of CO2 lasers can use short pulsed light energy (ultrapulsed) or continuous light beams that are delivered in a scanning pattern to very precisely remove thin layers of skin with minimal heat damage to the surrounding structures.

Erbium laser resurfacing creates minimal burning of surrounding tissue allowing for quicker recovery time than CO2 resurfacing procedure. Recovery time from the full coverage CO2 resurfacing is up to two weeks, compared to about one week with an Erbium laser. Erbium lasers cause minimal side effects, such as swelling, bruising and redness. Those with darker skin are usually a better candidate for erbium laser resurfacing compared to CO2.

MicroLaser Peel

The Sciton MicroLaser Peel is partial to full epidermal peel ( typically, 20 – 50 microns). The Sciton Erbium Yag laser is used for MicroLaser Peels and has the capability to treat at depths as minimal as 10 microns to as deep as 120 microns (full resurfacing). Microdermabrasion generally only removes the stratum corneum (10 microns). This is a versatile procedure because the settings can be adjusted to control the depth of the desired peel, while a computer guided scanner ensures maximum precision and treatment uniformity. Because this treatment ablates deeper into the epidermis, it is perfect step between microdermabrasion and full resurfacing.

Fractional Laser Resurfacing

fractional laser
Fractional resurfacing procedures have gained in popularity because their delivery systems dramatically reduce downtime compared to full coverage resurfacing. Fractional laser skin resurfacing treatments can utilize the same energy of an ablative resurfacing lasers, while providing the safety of non-ablative laser treatments. As a result, patients can undergo a corrective procedure, without the down -time. Fractional laser treatments target only a fraction of skin at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue intact, allowing the skin to heal faster. Fractional laser procedure are usually done in a series of treatments. Fraxel, ProFractioal and Ultrapulse (Active FX) are the most widely used fractional laser treatments.

ProFractional is a Fractional Erbium Ablative laser.

Active FX, Deep FX and Total FX

The UltraPulse fractional CO2 (10,600nm) laser system is capable of offering the full range of fractional resurfacing. The Active FX and Deep FX are both part of the UltraPulse Fractional laser, they are however separate handpieces that work differently. Patients are often confused by before and after photos, assuming they represent an Active FX treatment, when they may actually show results from a Deep FX or Total FX treatment.
active fx

DeepFX offers a small, deep spot microablative treatment
ActiveFX offers a large, superficial spot treatment.
Total FX is a treatment that combines both the DeepFX and ActiveFX.

Fraxel

Fraxel currently has four fractional systems.

Fraxel re:fine® treatment—for prevention and maintenance
This is the most gentle option, and is a cosmetic procedure that treats minor skin damage, with little to no down time.
1410nm Erbium

Fraxel re:store® treatment—for mild to severe skin damage
The original and most popular Fraxel treatment, this treatment is used to resurface damaged skin and treat wrinkles around the eyes, acne scars, surgical scars, age spots/sunspots, melasma and Actinic Keratoses. There is minimal downtime , usually redness and some swelling. Most return to regular activities within a day or two.
1500nm Erbium laser

Fraxel Restore Dual uses both 1500nm Erbium laser and 1927 Thulium fiber laser

Fraxel re:pair® treatment— for the most severe skin damage
This is the most aggressive Fraxel treatment, it tightens skin, corrects severe damage, wrinkles, irregular texture, age spots/sunspots, sun-induced redness. There is increased downtime with this treatment, most return to routine activities after a week.
Fraxel Repair 10,600nm Co2 laser

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Read MoreNovember 21, 2010 8:25 pm - Posted by Kristy

G-Star Raw Scottsdale

This G-Star RAW Store is the first of it’s kind in the Southwest. This G-Star store is brought to Arizona by the owners of the HUB. The Hub was the first to introduce the G-Star brand to Arizona.

The Grand Opening Event of GStar Raw Scottsdale this Friday!!
Cocktails, Sushi and G-Star Fall Fashion Show,
RSVP by email – riley@mmprmarketing.com
G Star Raw Scottsdale, AZ

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Read MoreNovember 17, 2010 7:11 pm - Posted by Kristy


Best of Both Worlds Az’s Stephanie and Kristy: by local artist Josh Keating

Josh Keating is a local Arizona artist that has been drawing since he could pick up a pencil to draw. He’s been professionally drawing caricatures for parties and events since 2003 and is still going strong today. He is currently featured in North Scottsdale Times as the artist of the month on page 35. He has three of his Napa Valley murals in the new wine bar at Fry’s Food on the corner of Shea and Tatum blvd. If you want to book Josh Keating to draw caricatures for your next party or event you can contact him at www.personalcartoonist.com or call him at 602.510.3689. Josh can also paint custom murals for your business, office, and childrens’ room.

custom mural

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Read More 1:36 pm - Posted by Stephanie

girl with freckles

There are many people that have embraced their freckles and love them, while others would prefer spotless skin.

Freckles are clusters of concentrated melanin, ranging in color from red, tan and brown. Some people have a genetic tendency to develop freckles, however sun exposure is the main cause of freckles. Freckles generally appear on sun-exposed areas, and will appear darker or more prominent after sun exposure. Ephelides is a freckle which is flat, light brown or red, and fades when protected from UV light. Ephelides are more common in those with light complexions. Liver spots (also known as sun spots and Lentigines) are freckles that develop after years of sun exposure, and are more prominent with age.

If You Want To Remove Freckles

The best way to remove freckles is to have a series of photofacial treatments, combined with bleaching creams containing 4% hydroquinone and tretinoin (Retin-A). A good UVA/UVB sunblock is also recommended, because UV exposure will make freckles more prominent.

Photafacial (Fotofacial) uses IPL (Intense Pulse Light) to treat skin discoloration, redness and broken capillaries. There generally isn’t any down time associated with IPL treatments, however pigmented spots will appear darker temporarily. After a photofacial any freckles or pigmented lesions will darken up and flake off. It can take up to two weeks for spots to flake off. The number of treatments needed will vary depending on the skin condition.

photofacial, freckles
Photofacial / IPL Treatments

If You Like Your Freckles

If you are not concerned with removing freckles you can use lightening and brightening products. These products brighten the skin without removing freckles. Freckles will fade slightly, but will not go away.

Obagi C rx
OBAGI C-RX System
If you love your freckles, you may want to skip the Therapy Night Cream from this system. The Therapy Night cream has a 4% hydroquinone, which will further fade freckles and pigmentation. The Clarifying Serum also has a 4% hydroquinone, however this C- serum is only used in the morning and is not enough to eliminate freckles. The Clarifying Serum is great for anyone that wants brighten their skin tone, and still keep their freckles.
is clinical white lightening

iS Clinical White Lightening Complex
Brightens and lightens skin with beneficial moisturizing properties. Utilizing an innovative blend of proprietary lightening ingredients and pharmaceutical-grade botanicals, this high performance formula exfoliates, reduces inflammation, and provides strong antioxidant protection.
White Lightening Complex will brighten the skin, and freckles will fade, but not go away completely.

Prevent Freckles

To prevent freckles, you need to use a good sunblock. I recommend a UVA/ UVB sunblock with an SPF 30 or higher. I also recommend sunblocks with Zinc, because it is a broad band physical block. SPF only measure UVB protection, and even if a product is labeled to have UVA protection, it may not protect from the full UVA spectrum. Topical Vitamin C ( L- ascorbic acid) can also help prevent sun damage because it neutralizes UV radiation.

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Read MoreNovember 16, 2010 11:25 am - Posted by Kristy

birthday party

I just have to share this super cute blog that I stumbled upon, written by a local Chandler mom! Kim is a creative Mom/Party Stylist/Creative Director of The TomKat Studio, where she shares her fabulous party planning and decorating ideas! I just LOVE her stuff! Sometimes its hard to come up with a creative and fun party theme, so this blog can really help!! She also offers printable party designs, such as cut out labels, banners, invitations, and much more! These printable party projects can transform any party!

thanksgiving theme

Kim was just featured on Sonoran Living Live displaying a fabulous table setting for Thanksgiving. She thinks of every detail and shares info for vendors such as bakeries, photographers, florists, and everything else you could possible think of for your party planning necessities!

Kim has been featured on MarthaStewart.com, InStyle Magazine and People.com. She now has over 12,000 followers! Her stuff is adorable!! She has 100% positive feedback from over 1000 customers! I look forward to utilizing her blog site for my next party!! With this adorable blog, you can have an amazing party that everyone will be talking about!

instyle magazine

Check out her site! www.tomkatstudio.blogspot.com

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Read MoreNovember 15, 2010 4:59 pm - Posted by Stephanie

jeremy roenick

Jeremy Roenick and Muze Clothing have teamed up to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project
. The movie quote from Boondock Saints, “there is another kind of evil which we must fear most, the indifference of good men” reminds us all to support those troops who sacrifice so much for our freedom. Six soldiers standing guard atop a red, white and blue Celtic cross, serve as a reminder of service men protecting our freedom, and the words ‘veritas’ and ‘equitas’ which mean truth and justice are a subtle tie-in to the film.

* 100% cotton, short sleeve, crewneck t-shirt
* Discharge distressed front graphic for vintage look and feel
* Back graphic featuring the movie line in flocking
* Silcon wash for softness

Price: $40.00 100% of the proceeds benefit those soldiers who have been severely wounded.
Click here to order Order yours now to help support this cause and also be fashionable at the same time! Many Celebs support this cause and have this exact shirt!

Muze
To wear is human,
to give, divine

drew brees
Drew Brees, Super Bowl MVP 2009, from the New Orleans Saints, gets his shirt to support the Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project exists to honor and empower wounded warriors who incurred service-connected wounds, injuries, and illnesses on or after September 11, 2001.
www.woundedwarriorproject.org

To order Muze Clothing go to www.muzeconnects.com
muze clothing, ESPN
ESPN’s Erin Andrews supports our troops by wearing the MUZE ” wounded warrior” shirt.

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Read MoreNovember 11, 2010 4:54 pm - Posted by Stephanie