Women 40-65: Replenish research study open for application

[ 81 ] September 15, 2014 |

Tired of Hot Flashes? Apply for the Replenish Research Study

Today’s discussion of the Replenish research study is brought to you by Replenish.

Replenish-PhotoYou may be interested in the Replenish Research Study


Are you eager to cool down from hot flashes? Do they leave you irritable and feeling frustrated? Or even interrupt your night’s sleep?

You may be interested in a medical research study called the Replenish Study. It is evaluating an investigational medication to see if it may reduce the frequency of hot flashes and sweating associated with menopause. 

To qualify, you must be:

  • Female between the ages of 40 and 65
  • Have not had a hysterectomy
  • Suffer from several hot flashes a day 

Study Participants:

  • Receive study medication at no cost
  • Receive study-related medical exams (similar to an annual gynecologist visit) at no charge
  • Are not required to have insurance
  • May be reimbursed for time, travel and other expenses


To learn more about the Replenish Study and see if you qualify, visit www.ReplenishStudy.com or call 1-800-918-1468.

As well, feel free to ask Replenish Study questions below and a representative will address them.

Contacts instead of Reading Glasses? Multifocal Contact Lenses

[ 15 ] September 13, 2014 |

Hate Readers and Bifocals? Need a Better Solution?

For this blog post on Multifocal Contact Lenses, I am participating in a Vibrant Influencer network campaign for Bausch + Lomb. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am in no way affiliated with Bausch + Lomb and do not earn a commission or percent of sales.

multi-focal contact lenses

The Chief Blonde’s Contact Story

I have worn eye correction since I was in fifth grade. I am horribly nearsighted and can’t see far away. I started with glasses, and I HATED them. While glasses are quite cool today, at that time it felt to me like only GEEKS wore glasses and I detested wearing them.

Contacts instead of Reading Glasses

My eye professional initially didn’t feel I could wear contacts, so from the time I was eleven until I was 16, I wore glasses! Then I begged my mom to take me to the eye doctor again and he said I could try contacts. Alleluia! I never looked back,  I have worn contacts for 36 years. I only wear glasses when I am at home, otherwise it’s contacts all the way.

multi-focal contact lenses

Imagine my horror when my near vision started to go. I am a blogger, I have to be able to read my computer screen. I take medicine, I need to be able to read the labels. Reading the newspaper is what I do every morning, I couldn’t anymore. I tried wearing readers but they just frustrated me. I went to the eye doctor and he explained I had Presbyopia.

What the heck is Presbyopia?

 It finally happened: you picked up your smartphone – and those emails are a blur. This condition has a name – no, not “aging,” – it’s called Presbyopia. You know the signs: you need to hold smartphones, tablets and menus further away in order to focus properly. Close-work, like reading or handwriting, can give you a headache or cause eyestrain. There are over 100 million “presbyopes” in the U.S. – many of whom have never had a vision problem before – and this number is growing.

Presbyopia is not a disease – it’s just a medical term for what’s happening to your vision. It’s a natural part of getting older. In young people, the eye’s lens is soft and flexible, and readily changes shape to focus. As you age, the crystalline lens in your eye hardens and loses elasticity. With this loss of flexibility, your eyes are less able to adjust to changes in focus from near to far and in-between. 

~U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census and Bausch + Lomb

EEK!  Does that mean I can’t wear my contacts anymore?

Almost half of women over the age of 40 admit to feeling embarrassed, frumpy or annoyed when reaching for reading glasses, but what’s a woman to do when a survey, conducted by Bausch + Lomb, in partnership with VibrantNation, Inc., found that many women who wear glasses or contact lenses still have difficulty reading labels? Watch this video where Stephen Reily, founder of Vibrant Nation, and Dr. Rhonda Robinson, discuss the survey findings and how a new contact lens technology, Multi-focal lenses,  is providing a new alternative to current “old-tech” options of drugstore readers or magnifiers. You can watch the video, to hear a great discussion about the new Bausch + Lomb Multi-Focal Contact Lenses.

Why not just wear mono-vision contacts?

Monovision contacts correct one eye for up close vision and one eye for far vision. Often, over time,  the up close corrected eye becomes so bad that it becomes difficult to correct. With Multi-Focal Lenses your vision is no longer corrected in a mono way, it is corrected via binocular, meaning that both eyes are corrected giving you all distance vision. This aspect of Multifocal lenses got me more excited than any other.

multi-focal contact lenses function

 All Distance Vision

Visit your eye care professional or head over to Good Bye Readers to get more information on Multi-Focal lenses including:

  • An explanation of Multi-Focal contact lenses
  • A demo of how you see when wearing the lenses (THIS WAS FASCINATING! It was like I could have my young eyes back!)
  • Get a FREE TRIAL of Bausch + Lomb PureVision 2 Multi-Focal Contact Lenses for Presbyopia.

Wouldn’t you like to say goodbye to reading glasses and hello to all distance vision?




Top 10 Bacon Videos

[ 10 ] September 11, 2014 |

Just when you thought your pig was safe…

Today’s Top 10 Bacon Videos is a Fashionista Events opportunity. I will receive a swag bag of goodies from writing this post.

PSSST>>>> If you are reading this from a reader or email subscribe you will need to come to the blog to see the videos. I can promise you it will be worth it!

Top 10 Bacon Videos

You can’t help but rap along to:

Addicted to Bacon-A Sizzlin’ Bacon Rap song

A sweet song that will get stuck in your head…

The Bacon Song — Tessa Violet

Humor explains why bacon is the king of all foods.

Jim Gaffigan  Comedy about Bacon

Viewed by over 10 million people…

Bacon Pancakes Song — Bacon Recipe

Didn’t your grandpa always tell you to just “Rub some dirt on it?” This might be better…

Rub some Bacon on it

Can’t miss this bacon recipe.

Bacon Cheddar Cheese Chicken Recipe by BBQ Pit Boys

Bacon makes “Annoying Orange’s” life a living nightmare…

Annoying Orange — Bacon Invaders “Everything is Better with Bacon”

This dog raps like no one else….

Dog Rap — I Get Bacon

Undeniably, the most awesome bacon recipe you’ll come across.

The Bacon Bomb Recipe, The Bacon Bomb Recipe

And what would a Top 10 Bacon List be…without some Kevin Bacon?

ohhh…I know it’s a Top 10 List but here’s some bonus bacon…

How to make the Most Perfect Bacon Ever


Which bacon video was your favorite?  

$1000 Karina Dresses Giveaway, September 2014

[ 3 ] September 9, 2014 |

15th #FrockStar Nation Event, a year’s worth of dresses just for YOU!

Whoot! Karina is providing me with a different dress for every event, are you loving it? 

Fall Frockstar

Oh man!  Temperatures are dropping.  While it’s still summer, I heard it might be 43 degrees here next weekend. Yoohoo, Mother Nature…it’s still summer. Yet there is no better time to be a Frockstar and stay on trend in Karina Dresses, wear them with boots, jackets, and tights!  Even better, Karina Dresses is providing one lucky winner in round 15 of Frockstar, 6 dresses–that’s a year’s worth of dresses — from the Karina dress collection! (Retail $1000). I have worn 14 dresses in the event so far! Which look of mine do you like best? Which one do you think you’d like to wear?

Karina Dresses Composite

The Chief Blonde models 14 Karina Dresses.  Left to right: Penelope dress in Cheetah,  Penelope dress review styled as a skirt, Tracy Midi Dress #1 Review (3rd Photo) , Black and White Jenny Dress Review, Neutral Ovals Jenny (Far RIght Picture), Rita Dress Review,  Sophie Dress Review, Gala Dress ReviewMeagan Dress ReviewEmily Review,  Tracy Midi Dress #2 . Jenny Dress Review,  Josie Dress  Review, and  Patti Dress Review All Karina Dresses can be purchased at their WEBSITE. and Review 

Which is your favorite Karina to date? Do you own a Karina yet?

My new favorite Karina was the Josie because of its length and how great it looks with a belt, and then my favorite was the Emily because it’s a sheath. I am still hopeful they will reissue the Emily in some new patterns, it’s in very classic patterns at the moment, perfect for work. Like all Karina dresses, the Emily  is made right in the USA in Brooklyn, NY.  All Karina Dresses are machine washable and wrinkle-free (perfect for fall breaks or get away vacations).

Just so you know…Make sure to sign up for Karina’s newsletter to win!

Karina Dresses has a newsletter you will want to get in your inbox. Each weekly newsletter has a winner of a new dress selected from the email subscribers. You have to open the email to see if it is you! In addition to giveaways, The Karina Dresses newsletter also has flash sales with the hottest prints at almost 50% off! To make this newsletter even more desirable to join, if you sign up and confirm your subscription (or are already a subscriber and enter this giveaway) you will be entered into the sweepstakes for $1000 in Karina Dresses! Are you ready to join the Karina Nation? Subscribe here! If you are a blogger and you would like to do a review of a Karina Dress, they choose their reviewers from their affiliates! You can sign up to be an affiliate here: http://bit.ly/KDAffiliate Here’s the entry device and then check out my blogger friends below featuring other Karina Dresses!

Check out my other Frockstar Nation Blogger Friends who are also part of this event!