Traveling with Bladder Leakage + Free Sample!

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Traveling Difficulties with Bladder Leakage

Today’s discussion Traveling with Bladder Leakage was sponsored by Depend.

Shelley Zurek Still Blonde after all these YEARS

The Chief Blonde cruising with Norwegian Cruise Lines 

When you go on vacation, it’s supposed to be carefree. LaLaLa. Getting away from it all, leaving your worries behind.

But when you have “Traveling Difficulties” like bladder leakagewell, you can’t leave that behind. Bladder leakage follows you everywhere.

For example, PACKING. Now we all know packing for a trip can be a tad difficult. We, as women, often like to take everything along. True confession: I am such an overpacker that I prefer to drive to a destination versus fly. However, that’s not always possible. Sometimes you have to fly, and Walt prefers that we just take our computer bags and a carry-on. Walt is an underpacker, and as a result, he expects me to be one too. Ugh! Bladder leakage makes packing so difficult. Here’s my carry-on for a week.

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Yep, that nine pairs of pants/bottoms and nine pairs of underwear, one for each day and two “just-in-case” pairs.  I haven’t even included my tops or SHOES!! Yes, I would prefer to bring two pairs of black pants and one pair of jeans and be done but with bladder leakage, that’s just not possible. If you have no place to do wash, you must pack bottoms for everyday + additional ones, it’s always been my only way to stay fresh. Until now…

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With these products from Depend, bladder leakage protection is all of a sudden NO BIG DEAL. You can pack like a teenager. Hey, everything might even fit in a backpack! You don’t have to be afraid to wear Depend products if you suffer from bladder leakage. Depend products are designed such that they are not a bulky diaper but a thin comfortable solution. You no longer have to feel the the stigma associated with bladder leakage protection, you just go on about your day with the knowledge you are using a product designed to deal with your issue.

Hey! Want to solve your “traveling with bladder leakage” issues?

Depend Free samples

Depend provides a variety of discreet products that help people regain their freedom and get their lives back, including:

  • Depend Real Fit for Men and Silhouette for Women briefs: Look, fit and feel like real underwear and feature a cloth-like fabric for a sleek, ultra-smooth fit.
  • Depend Underwear with Fit-Flex protection: Features more Lycra stands for a smooth and comfortable close-to-the-body fit.

Depend is offering some really generous samples for either women or men. It’s no big deal, 65 million people of all ages suffer from bladder leakage, you just need a product to deal with it. Rush over HERE and get own sample and see how Depend products will offer you more travel freedom and help you get some room in your suitcase!

Interesting facts about bladder leakage that might surprise you

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  •  More people with bladder leakage are in their 20’s than their 80’s
  • The average age of someone with bladder leakage is only 52
  • More people with bladder leakage are 50 or younger than 60 or older

Depend cares about bladder leakage research

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Depend isn’t just designing products to help you deal with bladder leakage. They have also created a social movement and charitable cause called “Drop Your Pants for Underwareness”. (Cute name, right?) What Depend will do is donate $1, up to $3 million, over the next three years to charities that advance the research, education and awareness of bladder leakage for:

  • Every pant drop, photo and video shared Using #Underwareness and #DropYourPants; and
  • Every personal video made about what Underwareness means to you that is uploaded to YouTube and tagged #Underwareness and #DropYourPants

So be like Still Blonde (our blog mascot), show your #Underwareness and #DropYourPants for bladder leakage awareness. Contribute to the cause today.

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Don’t forget!

Claim your free samples today by visiting the Depend landing page and clicking on the “Get a Sample” button located at the top right-hand side of the screen. Then, select which sample you would like to receive and wait for them to arrive.

Hairstyles for Women over 45 January 2015 + $30 Paypal Giveaway

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Women over 45 — Award Winning Winter Hairstyles

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, sexy red carpet hair


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Julia Louis-Dreyfus (54), Golden Globe Nominee for Best Actress in a TV Series was styled by David Gardener, using Sexy Hair products including: Sulfate-Free Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner, Weather Proof Humidity Resistant Spray, What a Tease – Backcomb in a Bottle, Root Pump Volumizing Spray Mousse, Big Altitude Blow Dry Mousse.  


Maura Tierney rocks a vintage vibe with her shoulder length hair!

Maura Tierney Hairstyles for Women over 45 50

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Maura Tierney (49) wore Harry Kotlar brilliant cut diamond stud earrings at ELLE’s Annual Women in Television Celebration on January 13, 2015. Harry Kotlar is recognized as the premier source for the highest quality diamonds, its hallmark design – Artisan Pave and “the world’s most brilliant Cushion Cut diamond” – Kotlar Cushion.


Jennifer Lopez wears her hair any way she wants with 1.2 million in diamonds!

Jennifer Lopez Hairstyles for Women over 45 50

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Jennifer Lopez (45) rocks every hairstyle that she wears. She has found her new favorite ring! She wore a Harry Kotlar 19 carat flawless emerald cut diamond ring worth $1.2 million dollars three times this week with three different looks: Look 1: The 2015 Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes After Party;  Look 2: The set of Despierta America to promote film ‘The Boy Next Door’at Univision Headquarters;  Look 3: ‘The Boy Next Door” Miami VIP Screening at Dolphin Mall

Angela Bassett channels her inner Whitney Houston

Angela Bassett Hairstyles for Women over 45 50
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Angela Bassett (56) wears a hairstyle reminiscent of Whitner Houston. Angela wore a Brumani ring and earrings at the premiere of Lifetime’s “Whitney” at the Paley Center for Media on January 6, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

Lisa Edelstein unstructured curls steal the show

Lisa Edelstein Hairstyles for Women over 45 50
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Lisa Edelstein (48) wields her star power with beautiful waves. She wore Amrapali bracelets and earrings  at the People’s Choice Awards on January 7, 2014  at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California.  Amrapali is one of the premier luxury jewelry brands internationally renowned for its beautiful and modern interpretations of the best classical jewelry from India.  From simple beginnings, Amrapali now employs more than 2,000 skilled artisans, is a favorite of nobility, has been worn by some of Hollywood’s biggest starlets, as well as is a brand often seen on the fashion runway. For more information, please visit

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Cleaning Antique Jewelry : Is Cleaning Vintage Jewelry Okay?

[ 15 ] January 15, 2015 |

Professional or DYI:  Cleaning Vintage Jewelry

This is a Fashionista event. 

Cleaning Vintage jewelry

I have a lot of costume and vintage jewelry. Much of it has been bought at rummage sales or vintage shops or even Salvation Army stores. Do you shop for jewelry like that?

Other pieces have been passed down through the family, and although not super valuable, they are precious to me.

Given that I wear many of the pieces frequently, the question always pops into my head. How do I clean my vintage and costume jewelry? My gems? More importantly, should I be cleaning vintage jewelry at all or take it to a professional?

Cleaning costume jewelry

DIY: Cleaning vintage jewelry, costume jewelry or valuable jewelry at home

Always take jewelry to be inspected & cleaned thoroughly by a professional. Psst…Zales offers this service for your jewelry for free!  

Zales Expert, Megan Hernandez provides these tips for the Dos and Don’ts to make your jewelry last when doing maintenance cleaning from home:

  • First, check if your jewelry is in need of repair. If so, do not clean it, take it to a professional immediately.
  • Pearls and Cultured Pearls are really delicate so handle with extra care. Take a lint free cleaning cloth and dampen the cloth with warm water (or use a cleaning solution that SPECIFICALLY says it’s safe for pearls.) Use the dampened cloth to wipe down each pearl. Reminder: Because pearls are so delicate, don’t put pearls in your jewelry box with other jewelry. Store pearls in their own box!
  • Gemstone rings, bracelets, etc. Remember different gemstones require different care, so proceed performing home cleaning with caution. When you clean at home, invest in a cleaning solution for delicate gemstones. If you don’t have that, use warm water to soak and rinse, then use a lint free cleaning cloth to dry and polish.
  • Cleaning Diamonds.  Diamonds are a sturdy gemstone, so if you don’t have a gemstone cleaning solution, use warm soapy water. Let the jewelry soak for a few minutes to loosen dirt or grime. Then use a clean soft toothbrush to whisk away any remaining particles. Follow by using a lint free cloth to dry and polish.
  • Important tip to reduce the need for cleaning. Put your jewelry on last and make it the first thing you take off. This will keep your jewels free of lotions and hair products. All of these can get on your jewelry and dull the sparkle.
  • Finally a tip from the Chief Blonde: Never remove your jewelry to protect it from the worldly elements at the risk of losing it. Dirty jewelry is better than NO jewelry. If you must remove your jewelry, always place it in your purse or back in your jewelry box.

Zales January 2015

The Chief Blonde’s Favorite Zales pieces include:  (left to right, top to bottom): Vera Wang LOVE Collection 1/5 CT. T.W. Diamond Bow Necklace ($599),  Enhanced Black and White Diamond Collar Ring (Sale $579) The Heart Within® Diamond Accent Tilted Heart Pendant (Sale $89), Vera Wang LOVE Collection 1/8 CT. T.W. Diamond Bow Bangle ($579), Diamond Multi-Row Anniversary Band (Sale $949),

Watch this video for Do’s and Don’ts from Zales expert Megan Hernandez.

Do you have a jewelry cleaning tip to share?  What is your favorite tip from above?