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Summer isn’t the only time for sunscreen.

January 23rd, 2017 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Summer isn’t the only time for sunscreen.)

 

4 Facts About Winter Sun That You Didn’t Know!

If you’ve put your SPF away for the year just because it’s cloudy and cold outside, we’ll tell you why you should always wear sunscreen to stay protected year round.

UV rays can pass through clouds.

Even when it’s cold and snowy, roughly 80% of UV rays are still passing through the clouds on the way to your exposed skin. That’s not all—UVA rays, the radiation responsible for premature signs of aging, can pass through window glass, too, so even if you’re spending your time indoors, you’re still getting sun exposure you don’t want. That’s why we recommend an everyday sunscreen like Obagi Sun Shield Tint SPF 50. It provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and protects against infrared rays, with 2 universal tints for cool and warm undertones.

Obagi Sun Shield Tint SPF 50

Snow can actually double your sun exposure.

You might think you should be more concerned about UV exposure in the summer, but it’s actually possible to get more sun damage in the winter. Why? You’re not only getting exposure from sunlight that hits you directly, but from all the light that’s reflected off the snow. An easy way to keep your skin healthy in winter is by adding sun protection in the products you already use. One of our favorites is glo minerals Tinted Primer SPF 30, which preps your skin for flawless makeup application while shielding your complexion with 4.5% titanium dioxide and 4% zinc oxide.

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Winter weather means compromised skin.

UV exposure isn’t good when your skin is at its healthiest, but it’s even worse when skin is dry and chapped because of cold winter winds. Couple this with the fact that some of the thinnest skin on your body (your lips) can’t produce melanin, and that’s a recipe for premature aging. Luckily, though, your lips are covered with Supergoop! Shine On Lip Screen SPF 50, which delivers potent hydration and antioxidants from resveratrol while protecting your lips from whatever winter can throw at you.

Supergoop! Shine On Lip Screen SPF 50

UV damage comes from more than just the sun.

If you spend a lot of time at the office and don’t see a lot of sun in the winter, you should know that sunlight isn’t the only source of UV damage to worry about. Fluorescent ceiling lights, as well as the screens on your computer and phone, have also been shown to give off low levels of UV radiation, and these sources can cause premature aging over time if you don’t wear a daily sunscreen. We love EltaMD UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 because it’s lightweight, won’t clog your pores, and contains skin-nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and niacinamide.

EltaMD UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46

For even better sun protection, pair your EltaMD UV Clear with HELIOCARE Sun Protection Pills, a once-a-day antioxidant supplement that protects your skin from free radical damage and boosts the effectiveness of your daily SPF.

HELIOCARE Sun Protection Pills

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How to Motivate Yourself to Work Out in 2017

December 19th, 2016 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on How to Motivate Yourself to Work Out in 2017)

100 Experts Reveal Their Top 3 Tips

 

We all have some lofty resolutions for the new year but following through with them is another thing. Just read a great blog with work out tips that I would like to share.     Check it out at, http://garagegymplanner.com/motivation-to-work-out/.

How to Motivate Yourself to Work Out?

It’s that time of the year when thousands of people sign up for new gym memberships and then a majority of them just give up the very next week or month.

The first question on everyone’s mind is “How to get fit in 2017?” a close second is “How do I motivate myself to stay fit?”

How to Motivate Yourself to Work Out in 2017:

There are no shortcuts to fitness and you have to motivate yourself enough to get out the door and get working out.

A gym is an option to put your fitness plans into action. If you live far away from a gym, then you also have the option to get your own home gym set up with all the equipment that you’d ever want from a gym.

Motivating yourself to working out for some is harder than the workout!

Since this has been a recurring theme in the fitness industry, we’ve decided to go straight to the source and asked fitness experts a simple question:

What Would Be Your 3 Best Fitness Motivation Tips For 2017?

We posed this question to popular fitness experts to see what they had to say about it.

Read the rest of the article with tips from work out experts at http://garagegymplanner.com/motivation-to-work-out/.

 

Pack your healthy eats in an Icepops snack pack bag by Cool-it Caddy.  A great and easy way to take along your snacks for the day while out and about.

 

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‘Tis the Giving Season

November 27th, 2016 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips | Makeup and Cosmetics - (Comments Off on ‘Tis the Giving Season)

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Our Holiday Wish

 

Gifts to buy! Parties to attend! Dinners to cook! Cards to write! With all that it can seem impossible to get everything done. Slow down, take a deep breath and you really can enjoy the whirlwind—and maybe even relax a little (crazy as that sounds). Our holiday wish is for you to have a happy, non-stressful season… with time to spare and time to remember what the Christmas holiday is all about.

From the team at Cool-it Caddy…..a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the new year!

 

cic-contempo-with-cell-phone-in-pocketCool-it Caddy Contempo bag.  Now with removable coolant packs….freeze the whole bag for  grab and go convenience or freeze just the coolant packs for more room in your freezer. Keeps all your heat sensitive items cool and fresh while on the go.

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Not all sunscreens are doing the job of protecting!

May 20th, 2016 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Not all sunscreens are doing the job of protecting!)

Nearly Half of Sunscreens Don’t Work as Advertised

TIME.com  

Not all sunscreens were created equal when it comes to preventing sunburn, according to a study of sunblock lotions.

A Consumer Reports investigation found that 43% of sunscreens did not live up to the their labels, according to CBS. Consumer Reports tested 65 sunscreen products with an SPF of at least 30, which is the minimum level recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology.

Products were tested by having people apply sunscreen to their backs, sit in water for the specified water-resistant time and expose themselves to UV light. They were then checked for redness the next day.

Sunscreens that performed the worst were ones that contained titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as active ingredients, while top performers contained ingredients like avobenzone, according to Trish Calvo, Consumer Reports‘ deputy food and health editor.

The study also dismissed waterproof sunscreen as a myth, telling CBS that “no such product exists.”

Banana Boat, CVS and Shiseido disputed the results, according to CBS, with Shiseido saying there were “significant flaws” in the testing methodology.

The bottom line, check the ingredients in the sunscreen before you buy it and then protect it from the heat when out in the warm weather by keeping it in a ‘freeze and go”.  Cool-itCaddy.com

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Jordan Spieth, Trusting His Swing Coach

May 18th, 2016 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips | Golf Tips - (Comments Off on Jordan Spieth, Trusting His Swing Coach)

The trust between Jordan Spieth and swing coach Cameron McCormick is what has kept the two together for 10 years.

I am such a big fan of Jordan Spieth.  He just seems to have it all…..a fantastic golfer and a great person on and off the course.  Here is a clip about him and his trusted swing coach Cameron McCormick.  PGA Tour

Cameron McCormick knows the date. Not because it’s another fact stored in his encyclopedic brain, but because he’s been asked about it so many times. That was the date the Australian instructor gave his first lesson to the 12-year-old wunderkind from Dallas.

It was the date he met Jordan Spieth.

“I speak about it on a fairly regular basis,” McCormick said. “(It) was the date my life changed, I guess.”

Their relationship has lasted a decade. Spieth has won two majors and a FedExCup. McCormick was recognized as last year’s PGA of America Teacher of the Year.

This week’s AT&T Byron Nelson is Spieth’s hometown event, the tournament where many people heard his name for the first time. He was just 16 years old when he contended in the final round in 2010; he finished 16th, six shots behind winner Jason Day.

McCormick and Spieth had their first lesson less than 10 miles from TPC Four Seasons Resort, the site of this week’s event. McCormick was the director of instruction out of Dallas’ Brook Hollow Country Club when he was introduced to the player who would become his most famous student. He’d been a golf instructor for about 5 1/2 years when Jordan’s father Shawn called to ask for lessons for his son.

“(Cameron) wanted to have a conversation even before he wanted to see me hit shots. He wanted to know who I am, what my goals are,” Jordan Spieth said. “I thought that he was so passionate about (teaching) that we could continue to grow together.”

They’re having the same conversations a decade later.

“Being with him for that amount of time, you have another level of trust,” Spieth said. “We’ve kind of seen almost everything now and I think that’s very useful.”

This is the story of how an Australian who didn’t take up golf until he was a teenager became the trusted instructor of the reigning FedExCup champion.

For you golfers, be sure to take along a freezable Cool-it Caddy® to the links to keep your lip balm, snacks, meds, or any heat sensitive item CIC Bella - Pink on Grassicy cool!  I even put my allergy eye drops in mine…..sure feels great to put cool drops in your eyes instead of hot drops! Available in golf pro shops nationally or online at Cool-itCaddy.com.   Men’s and women’s styles available.

 

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The Cool-it Caddy® Bella Crossbody Keeps Things Cool When Temps Get Hot!

April 7th, 2016 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips | Golf Tips | Makeup and Cosmetics | Uncategorized | Women's Golf - (Comments Off on The Cool-it Caddy® Bella Crossbody Keeps Things Cool When Temps Get Hot!)

See what’s new and exciting at Cool-it Caddy

CIC Bella CrossbodyAs we head into this year’s warmer months many women face the dreaded problem of makeup melting while out enjoying the sun. Cool-it Caddy’s line of freeze-and-go bags help to solve this problem while maintaining a sense of style. The latest product, Bella Crossbody, is a highly fashionable and contemporary bag with an icy interior. Now with removable freezable gel coolant pouches, just pop them in the freezer until frozen, place in the zippered compartments of your bag and pack with your favorite things and go! Heat-sensitive items will stay cool for hours in extreme heat so no more lugging your beauty products in a cooler or packing your bags with condensation-producing icepacks.

 

“The new Bella Crossbody bag is a great addition to the Cool-it Caddy collection and fashionably combines functionality and class,” says Deborah Vinci, creator of Cool-it Caddy. “Every woman will love the classic exterior of the Bella and handy removable strap allowing it to be worn as a crossbody or carried as a chic clutch.”  Cool-it Caddy’s line of revolutionary “freeze, grab and go” bags conveniently travel in high temperatures keeping costly beauty products, snacks and medications protected from heat meltdowns. These functional yet fashionable bags discreetly store personal items while at the beach, shopping, traveling or playing outdoor sports by incorporating an integrated chemical coolant with lightweight insulation layers for freeze-and-go portability. What’s more is all Cool-it Caddy products are small enough to fit into backpacks, and beach bags or can be carried on their own.

 

Cool-it Caddy’s full line of products includes:

  • Contempo – A contemporary wristlet available in cobalt, black and pewter – 5 X 5.5 X 3” -$31.95.
  • Bella Crossbody – Available in two stylish colors, black and pewter – 10 X 7 X 3.5”- $39.95.
  • Cool-it Caddy for Men – Sports a razor-case design with handle and is available in black, pebble grain faux leather – $31.95.
  • Icepops – Made of canvas trimmed with white vinyl available in bright funky colors including lime, grape, blueberry and raspberry – $23.95.

 

All products are available at www.cool-itcaddy.com and boutiques nationwide.

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Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!

December 25th, 2015 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!)

Christmas 2015

Gifts to buy! Parties to attend! Dinners to cook! Cards to write! With all that it can seem impossible to get everything done. Slow down, take a deep breath and you really can enjoy the whirlwind—and maybe even relax a little (crazy as that sounds). Our holiday wish is for you to have a happy, non-stressful season… with time to spare and time to remember what the Christmas holiday is all about.

From the team at Cool-it Caddy…..a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the new year!

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Golf is a Lifetime Sport.

November 22nd, 2015 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Golf is a Lifetime Sport.)

Why Girls Should Golf

Sure wish my mom and dad would have encouraged me to take up golf as a young girl.  As with any sport, the younger you take it up (wasn’t Tiger 3????) the easier it is to learn.  I wanted to share this article by Abbey Algiers.

“With all of the options available for sports—soccer, basketball, swimming, gymnastics, volleyball, ice skating, track, cross country—the Girls Golf_imgquestion “why golf?” may surely come up as kids choose their activities. I know it did for me. As a high school freshman, I begged my dad to let me go out for the swim team instead of golf. I was looking for a “real sport” I told him.

My dad’s response went something like this: “You want to go out for a real sport like swimming? Really? What are you going to do with swimming in the future . . . go on a date with someone and say “hey, baby, let’s swim around this lake?’ No. You’re going to golf. You’re going to pick a lifetime sport.”

Now, he wasn’t just pushing golf so I could go on dates, but I’m so glad he did make that point. He was right. Golf turned out to be a great, social asset for me in many areas of my life, including dating. Heck, I taught my husband how to golf while we were dating. Now, not only do my husband and I golf together, we also golf with my mom and dad. That’s a little more fun than all of us jumping in a lake for a swim.

True, I could’ve gone out for swimming and learned how to golf later in life. But, the truth of the matter is, the older we get, the less time we have to devote to learning something as complex and as time-consuming as golf. A friend of mine has four kids—all of them involved in about a million activities (sadly, none golf, but I’m working on it). Her husband’s passion is golf. Unfortunately, she doesn’t golf and simply doesn’t have the time to devote to learn it, much less get comfortable enough to really play the game. Another friend of mine is a pharmaceutical rep whose company often asks her to play on outings. Not only are these chances to play gorgeous courses and get away from the office, they are also great networking opportunities. But guess what? My friend was a swimmer in high school and doesn’t golf.

The bottom line is, golf is a social, lifetime sport that offers countless chances for adults to network and golf with friends, partners, and family. It helps to know the game—the rules, clubs, and mechanics of the sport—coming into adulthood instead of picking it up and trying to squeeze it in between work, family, and other responsibilities.

As you and your child are considering activities, give the many benefits of golf a thought:Blog photo of golf ball

The early years of golf.
Let’s face it, learning to golf isn’t easy. It’s much easier to make golf mistakes and learn from them as a child than as an adult. Golf is fun but at the start but can be challenging. If people start playing as kids, they will work through that awkward golfer phase much faster than they would as an adult.

The morality of golf.
Remember that as your expose your kids to golf, you’re exposing them to valuable lessons in honesty, respect, and integrity. Yes, you’re teaching them golf, but you’re also teaching them the rules of life.

Patience and persistence in golf.
True, golf can be frustrating. But along the way, your child will pick up good character traits and learn what dedication to a sport can deliver. Unlike other sports that can easily wind a kid up, golf encourages taking time to be thoughtful and steady. Instead of just doing, young golfers learn to think and get to know themselves both inside and out.

Finally, consider golf as an investment in your present and future relationship with your child. Not all sports offer you the chance to actually get out there and play the game with your child for years to come. Even if they don’t realize it now, someday they’ll look back and thank you for the exposure to golf and the time you spent with them. They’ll also be the ones setting up a tee time so you can enjoy a day together on the course, which, I have to say, is so much better than swimming around a lake.”

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Grab a little ‘freeze and go’ Cool-it Caddy to take with you on the course to keep your heat sensitive items (such as lip balms, sunscreen, meds, and a healthy snack) icy cool and fresh.  Available at Cool-itCaddy.com

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Healthy Snacking

September 7th, 2015 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Healthy Snacking)

Quick and Healthy Snack Ideas

According to Eating Well, planning is key to eating healthy, well-balanced meals, and healthy snacks are no different. You need to have a game plan to keep yourself on track when hunger strikes. Stocking your fridge with ingredients for quick and healthy snacks can help you resist the vending machine when you’re at work or avoid that pint of ice cream in the freezer. So, whether you’re juggling family activities, work requirements or social commitments, plan ahead and you will have healthy snacks when hunger hits!  When on the road or at school pack your snacks to avoid that vending machine temptation.

Healthy Snacking

Healthy Snacking courtesy of listotic.com

Some healthy snacking ideas to pack and take along:

Raw Almonds

Peanut butter on celery

Hard boiled eggs

Fruit cut into handy bite sizes (apple slices or melon)

String Cheese

Yogurt

Veggies

Pack your healthy eats in an Icepops snack pack bag by Cool-it Caddy.  A great and easy way to take along your snacks for the day while out and about. With it’s built-in coolant, you simply freeze it, pack it with your snacks and they are kept cool for hours.  Cool-itCaddy.com

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Bring on the Heat

August 6th, 2015 | Posted by Deborah in Cool Tips - (Comments Off on Bring on the Heat)

Drink more water

Summer is here and we are all looking for ways to stay cool and also stay healthy.  I would like to share an article that I just read about drinking more water and it’s benefits. Quote is from One Good Thing.

 

Not EVERYONE requires exactly eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day. The Institute of Medicine has determined that an adequate intake (AI) for men is roughly 3 liters (about 13 glasses of watercups) of total beverages a day. The AI for women is 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day.

So the traditional rule should really be stated as: “Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day,” because all fluids count toward your daily total.

But there’s no doubt that drinking WATER is important to our overall health and well-being.  Water helps to flush toxins and waste products from our bodies. It aids our digestion and “keep us regular”. Drinking water prevents dehydration, and It helps us look better too. Water is proven to help with weight loss and helps hydrates the skin which in turn reduces the signs of aging.

There is no denying that your body feels happier and healthier when you consume enough water.

So this summer stay cool, drink plenty of water and keep an extra bottle in a Cool-it Caddy bag to keep it nice and cool.  Just grab a little ‘freeze and go’ Cool-it Caddy to take with you anywhere to keep your heat sensitive items (such as lip balms, sunscreen, meds, and WATER!) icy cool and fresh.   Cool-itCaddy.com

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