Monday, September 28, 2009

A Bloody Good Time

Well, it's almost October and we all know what that means- Halloween is coming. and with it brings lots of great parties and events. Halloween is one of my very favorite times of year. I am a big fan of all things scary. That being said, I want to share with you a HUGE event coming up in October hosted by my friends over at Bitten By Books.

It's the "MY BLOODY VAMPIRE" 31 Days of Dark Delights running Oct 1-31st

There will be daily contests, 14 author events, polls, parties and more!
Just look at the list of authors contributing to the prizes do far:
Charlaine Harris
Linda Wisdom
Larrisso Ione
Ane Kane
J.M. Snyder
Diane Whiteside
Marta Acosta
Marilu Mann
Terry Spear
Yolanda Sfetsos
Cynthia Eden
Selena Ilyeria
Frank Say
Kimberly Frost
Mayra Calvani
Sapphire Phelan
Ann Macela
Chrsitine Rose
Jenna Black
Jae Roth
Linda Palmer
Marguerite Labbe
B.J. McCall
Ashlyn Chase
Eileen F. Watkins
Ericka Scott
Lissa Matthews
A.C. Mason
Susan Squires
Lynn Lorenz
plus: $25 Gift Certificate to Pampertini
$30 Gift Certificate to Peddler Bath and Beauty

WOW! I know I can't wait. for more info go visit

and while you are there, check out the other great events going on or stop in the "Bloody Cafe" and pick up a tshirt or mug to show your support!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Upcoming event at Bitten By Books

I am always happy to support my good friends and of course, blab about anything I feel the world MUST be made aware of, so I am happy to report the following upcoming event at one of my favorite websites:



Date: Sept. 28
Time: 10:30 am
To celebrate the release of her lastest book, Ilona is giving away a Sony Digital Touch Reader to one lucky winner!
So come on out and show your support- I know I'll be there!


Ok, we're off!

Ok, so this is my very first blog and I must admit, I am not sure how well it will go. I know that I do like to talk alot. A LOT. But that doesn't mean I can write. I am, however, willing to take that chance. Of course, that does not mean that anyone will read what I have to say. So here goes.

Laser Hair Removal- what's it all about? well, let me tell you. Basically, it's a way of permanently killing off hair follicles so that no new hair can grow. If you have unwanted hair in places you shouldn't or if (like me) you are just too lazy to shave, then laser hair removal is an excellent choice.
Now laser hair removal is not for everyone. There are some stipulations involved. For one, you MUST have enough melanin in the hair to absorb the laser energy. So people who are very fair blondes and some redheads (like me) are not good candidates. You will not get the results you are looking for and basically be wasting your time and money.
People who have very tan or naturally dark skin are also not good candidates. Too much melanin in the skin, can result in too much laser energy being absorbed there and you can end up with hypo-pigmentation (loss of pigment) ,hyper-pigmentation(increased pigment) or burning. Not a good thing!
The best thing to do is you are seeking this type of service is to find a qualified laser hair removal technician in your area and go have a consultation. Most places will not charge you just to go in and talk . Now, the qualifications to provide this service vary from state to state, so I urge you to look up the laws in your state before visiting a clinic. You don't want someone who is under qualified (or not qualified at all) working on your body. I, myself ,am a CME (certified medical electrologist) in the state of Florida, this is the person who would have the most training in hair removal. You may think a doctor would have more training, but you would be wrong. A doctor is NOT required to have ANY hair removal training to operate a laser for hair removal. They can go buy a laser, read the manual and open for business. (I know, scary, right?)
Now I am not knocking the docs, here, but I fully believe in being properly trained for what you are doing I mean, I wouldn't offer to clean your teeth-you get what I'm saying?
If you are a good candidate, the procedure itself is very quick and easy. I use a Candela Gentlelase Plus laser.It's an Alexandrite laser. There are other types of lasers out there , but I just feel it's the very best for the job. Small areas typically take 10-15 minutes per treatment and a full body for a woman can take anywhere from one to three hours. After the treatment, you may experience some slight stinging and redness. This is something that usually goes a way in a few hours. It's best if you don't do any vigorous exercise or swim in chlorine or salt water for
24 hours. Treat your skin like you have a mild sunburn.
The average number of treatments required is about 4-7, and most people start to see results in 5-6.
Overall, I have had great success with my clients and I highly suggest this for someone who really is tired of shaving, waxing and depilatories. Think of all the money you will save on razors!
OK, well, I think that's about it for my first attempt at this . Hope you enjoyed it. Feel free to come back and visit anytime! :)