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Friday, October 24, 2014

Thank the Lord - No Cancer

After weeks of crying, worrying, planning - yes, I was figuring out who I wanted to have what and writing letters to my children and grandchildren all the things one does when your expecting to die. Listen to me, all the things one does, like it happens frequently - Wow!

Some of you know my mammogram and initial study came back positive for IBC, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, a very aggressive form of cancer. It shows up as very swollen, thick skin, dimpled, red and warm. I had every symptom, therefor, I assumed the worst. I didn't hear anything that was said about think positive. IBC has 3 stages: 3A, 3B and 4. I was ready to fight but eventually die and I "knew" it.

A test was performed by the surgeon and I did not have IBC, I had no cancer at all! I put myself through living hell for something I didn't even have! There were lessons to be learned and to pass on. I need to be vigilant about my body and health, also I need to live life to the fullest right now!

Woman read this part carefully, men read this for your women - mothers, daughters, significant others:

Breast self exams need to be performed often. Any, even the slightest, change in your breast needs to be seen by a physician! This form of breast cancer is found often by changes on the outside. Check for lumps, bumps and changes. Make sure you get your mammograms as needed - usually every year. This cancer disease has taken enough of our precious women, men and children already

Trind Nail Care Package



Founded in the Netherlands, Trind is the most trusted and respected line of hand and nail care products in Europe. Globally known as experts, they have 25 years of expertise.

Trind's unique products are made from high quality ingredients, which nourish and strengthen nails, as well as stimulate growth. Their products provide a visibly better condition of nails and cuticles, that results in stronger and more beautiful nails.

One of Trind's best seller's for women is their Moist and Shiny Kit, for those that need to repair dry, brittle nails that just won't grow. The Trind Nail Repair will strengthen nails while promoting flexibility. Trind's Nail Balsam hydrates and moisturizes the nail, this helps to create the perfect balance of moisture and protein in the nail. These two products will rejuvenate your nails.

Here are some hand and nail care tips that Trind has shared with us;


  • Keep cuticles healthy and strong. Use Trind Extra Mild Cuticle Remover and Cuticle Repair Balsom to maintain your cuticles.

  • The Trind Patented Professional Glass Nail File to shape your nails. The laser grit seals as it files, to help prevent chipping and peeling. Your nails should be kept on the short side, and gently rounded at the edges.

  • The Trind Nail Brightener is like a french manicure in a bottle. Your nails will be brighter. The whites of your will also be brighter. A white nail pencil under the tips of your nails will f further highlight the ends. That's everything you need to get that manicured look in a fraction of the time, and easy to maintain!

  • If your dehydrated it can lead to splits and cracks in your nails. Drink at least 6 glasses of water every day.

  • A healthy diet of fruits and vegetables packed with vitamins and enzymes is essential for maintaining healthy nails. Make sure to include foods rich in sulfur and silicon. Fish and broccoli are two examples of these foods packed with the biotin, such as whole grains.

  • If your allergic to milk, or don't like drinking it, drink carrot juice instead. Carrot juice is high on calcium and phosphorus.

  • Eating real food as opposed to protein bars is always better for our bodies.

  • In addition to a proper diet, vitamins or supplements is always better for our bodies. The most important are vitamin A and C, calcium, folic acid, protein, vitamin B12, and zinc. Always check with your physician first before taking any supplement.

  • Always wear rubber gloves when washing dishes or using household cleaners. If dish soap removes grease, imagine what its doing to your hands and nails.

  • If you are removing and reapplying more than once a week be sure to apply Trind Moisturizing Nail Balsam first. Using too much nail polish remover can often dry out your nails. Always use acetone free polish remover.

  • Take the 14 day challenge with Trind Moist and Shiny Kit, and watch your nails improve. These products are a dream team that will give you back the nails you were born with.

  • After your nails are improved with the Trind Moist and Shiny Kit, Trind Nail Repair can be used as a very reliable base coat, if used no more than once a week.

  • Get a hand massage- it will increase circulation and stimulate quicker nail growth.


    Manicure Tips From The Pro's at Trind:

    Use Trind's Acetone free Extra Mild Nail Polish Remover, even if you're not wearing any nail polish. This removes any grease or residue, so your polish will adhere better and last longer.

    To push back cuticles, soak your hands in warm water for a few minutes. Pushing back cuticles should not be painful. Never cut your cuticles with scissors.

    While filing your nails, you can check your progress by running your nails down a pair of old nylons. If nails snag, you have additional buffering to do.

    Use the patented Trind Professional Glass Nail File to give fast, professional results. The laser grit files and seals the nail at the same time for smooth and healthy finish.

    Start with the Trind Moisturizing Nail Balsam for moisture, then use base coat to prepare nail plate properly. A base coat also helps protect and maintain the strength of nails.

    Give nails 1-3 minutes of drying time between coats. This gives a nice even sheen and lasting finish.

    Apply many thin coats of polish rather than one thick coat. It will dry quicker and last longer.

    Apply nail polish like a professional. Take a small amount on the brush, and apply one stroke down the center of the nail. Then apply strokes on the left and the right. Do not use more nail polish. One brush dip should equal three strokes of application. Allow 1 minute for polish to set before applying the next coat. Or better yet, wait 3 minutes for best results.

    Always apply a clear top coat only after polish is completely dry to the touch.

    Part of the preventive maintenance of the manicure is touching up the top coat. Don't forget to apply base coat, nail polish, and top coat across the nail edge too. This helps seal the ends and prevent chips.

    You can connect with Trind via Facebook , @trindnails and Trind Website
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