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3 Reasons to Foster a Pet

Pet fostering is a great way to enjoy the company of a furry four-legged friend WITHOUT making a big commitment. Of course people love pets, but not everyone can take care of one, especially for the entire duration of their lives. But that’s no reason you can’t have one in your home. Did you know that you could become a foster parent to an animal? It’s exactly what it sounds like. You can provide pet foster care to the many shelter animals out there in need and without having to consider what you will do if you have to move, fall in love with someone who has allergies – or whatever! Life throws us a lot of curve balls and sometimes people don’t want to but they have to surrender their pets to a shelter. If you’ve ever been to an animal shelter and seen the rows upon rows of loving animals trapped in cold cages while they long for the warmth and affection only a home can provide then you know not all pet owners are responsible ‘till the end. You can be a pet foster parent and help the innocent animals find a home! If you’re looking for a reason, here are just three: 1. You Save a Life. Many animals get euthanized if they do not get adopted. At some shelters, they may have only a few short days to make a move and if they don’t – that’s the only chance they’ll get. You’ll be able to sleep soundly knowing that all it took to save their lives was to supply them a warm place...

Beat Pet Depression With These 3 Tips!

Pet depression is a real thing. And it’s just as real as human depression. Did you know that during the winter months seasonal affective disorder or SAD begins about this time of year for people? It’s true! The lack of sunlight and fewer activities can sap your energy and make you depressed. Have you thought for a moment that your pets might also be bothered by the change in seasons, or your mood? There are a variety of ways to approach depression and even if you don’t find yourself suffering from SAD this year a change in the weather alone can alter your pet’s mood and behavior. So here are a few ways to get things back to good. Get them on their feet. Just like people, a sedentary lifestyle for pets can have a significant impact on their good mood. If your pets are lazing around on cold days, pick up a few fun toys to get them moving. While there are a lot of things that are different in the pet world and our world, there’s one thing that’s the same: when you’re suffering form depression sometimes, and that’s when it feels best to get moving! You know there’s nothing like a friend knocking on your door with a Frisbee or feathers on a stick to perk you up…. Or whatever makes you forget your troubles. Catnip is wonderful as well, assuming your cat likes it.  Not all do. Lighten up! Environmental factors can have a huge impact on your pets depression. If you notice that your dog or cat is having behavioral changes like a loss...

How to Create the Purrfect Cat Eye Makeup

A sharp cat eye like you’ll see Taylor Swift wear is easy to create. Skip the liquid eyeliner that’s unforgiving, or those poking pencils! All you need are a few items and a little Eye of the Tiger  Feliner ™ . Having a smooth glide to the liner is key, so get your shadows ready and create everything from smokey, to sultry and super fashionable looks. Got a great party dress and want to doll it up with some great cat eye makeup? Here’s what you’ll need: 1. Primer 2. Neutral base 3. Eye of the Tiger Feliner ™ 4. Blending brush with a sharp edge 5. Mascara How to create the cat eye makeup: Prep your eye with a primer. You can use your regular foundation here. Draw short dashes of Eye of the Tiger eyeliner across your lid until you complete a straight line. Don’t go all the way into the inner corner of your eye or you’ll end up with gunk in just a few hours. Extend that line beyond your eye’s bottom lid – bringing the line straight out with your brush. Draw the line out as long or short as you prefer the wing of your cat eye to be. Connect the outer tip of the wing with the rest of the line by creating a hollow triangle. Fill in the triangle with Eye of the Tiger Feliner. Apply your choice of eye shadow to complete the look. All you need is a few simple tools to create the purrfect cat eye make up look. Bat those lashes and know that you won’t do any damage to your...

Natural Hairball Remedies

Hairballs are a common problem for those of us who are owned by our kitties, and they’re no picnic for our kitty cats either. Fortunately, there are a lot of natural hairball remedies out there to decrease your kitty’s hairballs naturally. How Do Hairballs Develop? Our kitties swallow a large amount of hair when they groom themselves, as the rough surface of their tongues is perfect for pulling dead and excess fur from the coat during grooming. In multi-cat households, one kitty may groom her brothers and sisters, meaning that she will ingest an unusual volume of hair and therefore have more hairballs than your average kitty. Helping Your Kitty out With Her Hair Care Because hair ingested during grooming is the culprit for hairballs, brushing your cat for just a few minutes a day can be a huge help for her hairball problems. However, not all kitties like to be brushed, so don’t force it on her. If your cat is brush-phobic, you may be able to warm her up to it by starting out slowly. Kitties also benefit from baths, especially if they have allergies or skin conditions. Take a Look at Diet If your cat is currently eating dry food, the lack of moisture in his GI tract could keep hair from effectively passing through. A canned, balanced diet can work wonders for hairball problems, and your kitty will thank you. Healthy fats are also beneficial for hairballs and for your kitty’s health in general. An Omega-3 supplement will improve your cat’s skin and hair health, reducing shedding and dander. Additionally Omega-3’s will enhance her digestive...

6 Tips For Fresh and Luscious Lips

Lip care is NOT just for winter. It’s important to keep your lips hydrated and super smooth all year round. Here are simple tips on how to care for lips naturally: 1. Before going to bed, gently massage your lips as it will greatly improve the blood circulation. You may even use a SOFT (very) toothbrush with circular motions to mildly exfoliate dead skin of the lips prior to applying your lip care.  If it hurts, stop! 2. Even if your lips are not chapped, it’s important to use natural lip balm that is non-toxic and comprised of rich organic oils. More often than not, synthetic ingredients aggravate and contribute to chapping of the lips, and can irritated the surrounding skin. Applying it at night is ideal, as many of us are mouth-breathers while we sleep, and not aware,  thus increasing dry chapped lips. 3. Drink plenty of water (filtered or reverse osmosis) to ensure that your lips will remain hydrated. And please, avoid smoking and smoke-filled bars or hangouts as it is one of the major causes of lip discoloration and vertical lip lines. 4. Avoid sipping through straws. This puckering motion will increase vertical lip lines over time, which are challenging to repair. 5. Do not EVER attempt to pick or peel off the skin of your chapped lips. Keep in mind that the skin on your lips is so delicate and one wrong move can irritate them for some time. 6. If you have dry, loose skin that peels on the lips, every once in a while, you can exfoliate your lips with sugar. All you will need is a spoonful...

5 Easy Steps For The Purrfect Cat Eye

Do you desire the cat-eye look?  We sure do! 🙂 Despite the popularity of this trend, the winged cat eyeliner is believed to be first done by Egyptian ruler Cleopatra using ancient kohl. Voluptuous pin-up models from the 1950s are also fans of the look, and we get it! A cat-eye appearance certainly adds instant catification and glamour to someone’s look and the best thing is it’s surprisingly easy to create. To come up with your own cat look, you may use any formula – gels, creams, liquids, and pencils. However, the best product is an all-natural and organic gel formula making it safer for the fragile eyes. Paired with an angle brush, this dynamic duo will give you more control and staying power. Step 1 Dip your angled brush into the eyeliner pot and gently line your lash line. Start from the outer corner of the eye and follow your eye’s upward curve. To make your look more dramatic, draw a bit farther out. Step 2 For the winged cat eyeliner effect, place your brush at the outermost corner of the line you just drew. Outline a tiny horizontal triangle and fill it in using light strokes.  It’s that easy! Step 3 Paint a thinner line as you come closer to your inner lash line. For a sexy yet subtle appeal, it’s best that the liner’s effect is thin to thick from the eye’s inner corner to the outer. Step 4 Repeat steps 1 to 3 on your other eye making sure that the winged cat effect is similar. Step 5 Finish off by coating your lashes with a lengthening or volumizing mascara. For...