Five Perfect Pomegranate Beauty Products

Often perceived as a royal fruit, pomegranate offers many healing and rejuvenating qualities. Pomegranates are recognized as superfruits, meaning they boast superb nutritional and antioxidant value as well as delicious taste. In addition to having great nutrients and curative properties, pomegranates Pomegranates are SUPERFRUITS! (Photo courtesy of Scott Liddell, a role in Greek mythology and they are still considered a fairly exotic fruit today.

Pomegranates grow on small shrubs or trees, reaching size ranging from that of a lemon to a grapefruit. The seeds of the pomegranate are the edible fruit that people enjoy. Each pomegranate may contain as many as 600 seeds or more. In honor of these delightful and healthy fruits, we have scoured the beauty scene to find five practical and succulent pomegranate beauty products for your consideration.

For the Body
nubar Pomeganate Delight LotionNubar Skin Essentials Pomegranate Delight Mind Clearing Aromatherapy Hand and Body Lotion is a bright pink lotion that contains Shea Butter and Antioxidants A & E. This product is paraben free and packaging suggests that it provides cellular defense and skin cell revitalization due to the pomegranate ingredients.

The cream is smooth and fragrant, offering sheer coverage and deep moisturizing of your body, from rough elbows and knees to the tips of your fingers and toes. Pomegranate Delight is cruelty free. Learn more about Pomegranate Delight at nubar’s home on the Web.

For the Face
Pomessence Daily Cleanser is a delicately fragrant and refreshing facial cleanser that works beautifully on all skin types. You can use the product on a wet face or a dry face, massaging a small dab into your skin. Pomessence Daily Cleanser is gentle and doesn’t sting if it gets in your eyes. You can follow this step with the Pomessence Moisturizing Exfoliant and Pomessence Daily Moisturizer for the ultimate in pomegranate pleasure.Pomessence Starter Kit

Pomessence Moisturizing Exfoliant features a light fruity fragrance and a soothing and moisturizing solution that leaves skin feeling reenergized. Use the pomegranate exfoliant after cleansing skin on the face and neck areas. You do not need to rinse away the product. Pomessence Moisturizing Exfoliant contains 5% glycolic acid and pycnogenol.

Pomessence Daily Moisturizer delivers special antioxidants and nutrients to the body with a healthy dose of moisturizing. The product is light and gentle enough to apply near the eyes and it can effectively be worn underneath makeup. The appealing pomegranate fragrance is constant in this product line. You may use Pomessence Daily Moisturizer with both of the above ingredients, with the cleanser only, or even by itself.

To learn more about any of these products, please visit Pomessence on the Web.

Murad Energizing Pomegranate Lip Protector with SPF15For the Lips
Murad® Energizing Pomegranate Lip Protector SPF15 offers thirsty lips a deep splash of fruity delight. This product is bright, rosy pink in color and features a thick, liquid gloss that smoothes and hydrates lips. The SPF15 element truly adds to the benefits of this great lip slick, making it the perfect beauty item to tote along to the beach, to a tennis match, or on just about any outdoor activity. The pomegranate lip gloss delivers a pleasant and fruity aroma while coating even the driest lips with a blanket of sheen.

Pomegranate offers so many healing properties to the body in addition to a lovely fragrance. If you’re on the lookout for a new and healthy beauty product to try, consider one of these great pomegranate treats!

Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas: A note from Author Sandra D. Bricker

I’ve learned a lot from the experience. Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas - By Sandra D. BrickerUnfortunately, I’ve discovered that my dog isn’t exactly the Rhodes Scholar of Dogdom; I’ve learned how to put a little romance into my bedroom’s decor, even though my dog is the only one who shares it with me these days; and I now know at least 20 ways to relieve stress.

Hopefully, I can provide part of #1 … snuggling up with a good book … for your readers!

On October 1st, a new line of inspirational romance will be launched by a publisher called Summerside Press. The Love Finds You line of romance novels will give readers a peek into the flavor of local life across the United States. The novels, uniquely titled after actual American towns with quirky but intriguing names, inspire romance and fun. Each fictional story draws on the compelling history or the unique character of a real place, and Summerside will be releasing two of them every month.

As soon as I heard what they were planning, I really wanted to be a part of it. I put together several proposals but, when the editor finally called me, she started out by saying that they weren’t going to be publishing any of them. I thought, “You’re calling to tell me you’re NOT buying my books? That’s different.”

But she went on to say that they wanted some lighthearted comedy to launch the line, and they thought I was just the author to deliver it. Since everything I’d proposed was rather serious in nature, I asked her, “Um, what would make you think that?” As it turns out, the e-mails we’d exchanged throughout the proposal processes were what sold them. She said my e-mails cracked them up.

Author Sandra D. BrickerAnd so, if you can believe it, they chose ME as one of two authors to launch their new line upon the world! Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas is a full-on romantic comedy that hits bookstore shelves on October 1, 2008.


Note: You can enter our latest contest to share your story about the craziest thing you’ve done for love, for a chance to win an autographed copy of Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas! See the official contest rules here.

And now, for your reading enjoyment, an excerpt of Sandra D. Bricker’s book, Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas:

The Journey to My First Mother’s Day: A List of Miracles – by Tonneka Dawson

SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player Giveaway Entry!Here Tonneka Dawson shares an exciting journey from DINK to mommy, peppered by trials and tribulations along the way. Keep a box of tissues nearby when you read her gripping story! Please read this story and rate it to help us determine a winner for our Mother’s Day SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player Giveaway! Editor’s Note: This contest has already concluded. Keep checking for new contests!

I am blessed with two wonderful parents who have been married 39 years, are adventurous, thoughtful, successful and happily retired. Sounds like they’ve got it all but one thing was missing for them and that was being grandparents! Turns out that myself and my one and only sibling fell into the DINK category (double income household). We had goals to build our careers, be financially stable and just be married with no dependants forever. We also had preexisting knowledge that getting pregnant would be difficult hence the hesitation to even try. Imagine how crushed my mom was at the thought of both of her children not being able to give her?

Last year at Christmas time, to our surprise, my brother and his wife announced they were pregnant. At the same time, my husband and I had our own secret under our hats. We were pregnant too! Could this really be happening? Two couples told that they may never have children were now pregnant with babies only 6 weeks apart?!? It had to be a miracle.

We celebrated Mother’s Day last year with an entirely different perspective. My sister-in-law and I were showered with “Mother-to-be” cards and gifts and were amazed at the thought that next year we’d have babes in arms. We were already being welcomed into the parenting club! We wished we could have all been together for Mother’s Day, but unfortunately my brother and sister-in-law had been living in California the past two years. We all missed each other terribly and wanted so badly to be going through pregnancy together.

Just weeks after Mother’s day my dad was diagnosed with Stage III cancer. It was the most difficult thing I’d really gone through. Having a very close relationship with my parents and being the only one in close proximity meant being a support for them but carrying incredible fear for what my dad was about to go through. I was also trying to be a wife, perform at my job, and have a healthy pregnancy. How could these two miracles come into our lives and then have something like cancer ruin it? My parents who so wanted grandchildren and envisioned camping adventures with the kids, babysitting, and family get-togethers were now restricted to thinking only about making it through the next day of chemo or radiation.

At first, I thought it was so unfair that during the happiest time of our lives, my mom and dad have to be going through the most difficult time of theirs. Amazingly enough, all of his chemo was while I was on maternity leave. That meant I got to be with him during the worst part of his treatment. My little angel-baby lifted his spirits and helped him have laser focus on getting through it – a reason to fight! The timing had to be a miracle!

Just after my niece was born in California and my son was born in Washington, my brother’s company had a re-org. He was offered a new job, back in the Seattle area. Another crazy miracle! They moved after the first of the year and live in the neighborhood just across from ours. The babies play, we go on walks and cherish all of the quick, drop-in moments that we always hoped we’d have. This is what I pictured for my first year of being a mother. All the family together, dad’s treatment all done with and going on our way with busy schedules and worrying about smaller things like “did the baby poop today?”

Unfortunately though, my husband and I did have bigger things to worry about with our son. He was born with a congenital heart defect called VSD. He was diagnosed immediately after birth with having a large hole in his heart. Since he was born he has been monitored every 3 weeks by cardiologists and we knew that open heart surgery was eminent. Our family and friends took us into their arms and assured us that our baby would survive. And he did! He is thriving and healthy with a handsome scar spanning his tiny little chest. He was only 6 months old when I watched him be taken away as this untouched, beautiful baby to come back to me in ICU on life support and with a gamete of tubes coming from all over his body. I thought being a mom was going to be so easy? What’s this all about – I thought I’d have a blissful pregnancy, swift delivery, and a healthy little monster running my life. That is not at all what it’s like.

My husband and I requested the recording of his surgery. We were so curious and interested in what our son had to endure. We watched it with such amazement. I was overcome with emotion, not because it was graphic and too much to take in, but because I was able to watch the very moment in which my son’s life was saved. That was a miracle.

I know that my journey to my first Mother’s Day is out of the ordinary and I believe many things happen for a reason. My list of miracles, good and bad, were put in my path to teach me about being a child, being myself, and being a mother. My miracles taught me that parenting advice and experiences you read about in a magazine will never really equate to what you’ve gone through but that it’s the individual miracles, if you choose to look at them that way, that build you up to be the person that you are.

This Mother’s Day I will savor all of my miracles. My experience during pregnancy, dad’s cancer (now in remission – hurray!), my brother and sister-in-law coming home, my son being born and born again with his surgery and most of all, that every day I get to be a MOM.

How to Spoil Your Kids without Spoiling Them – by Barbara Baker

SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player Giveaway Entry!Here Barbara Baker shares thoughtful tips on how to spoil your kids with love. Please read this story and rate it to help us determine a winner for our Mother’s Day SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player Giveaway! Editor’s Note: This contest has already concluded. Keep checking for new contests!

I am a mother of three wonderful human beings and am very proud of them. I am a spoiler when it comes to giving them all the love and attention they need. I am not, however, a spoiler in nonessential items. My husband and I are always tight for money and can never buy our kids what they want (especially during the holidays), but we try and let them know through love and communication that there is much more than inanimate objects to keep you happy in life.

I am a firm believer of working hard for your money and will work at instilling that in my kids. Giving them everything that they want from the beginning is not going to ensure this.

Our kids need stability and reason in life, but allowing them to live lavishly does not introduce them to heartbreak (which they will go through) and some setbacks that come with growing up. It is important to teach values as well as injustices. I believe that we need to talk to our kids rather than yell, talk and reason with them rather than ignore, and most of all, love them unconditionally without making them feel like they have to do something special in order to get that.

You don’t need to reward them with items every time they do something grand… reach down and HUG your child and tell them how wonderful they are and how well they did. Forget taking them to the malls, restaurants, and toy stores…reward them with more quality time; reward them with more hugs and kisses.

Love is the only thing free that can give them the affection one needs to flourish in life…not unnecessary items that will break in a few hours or days. Those things go away but do nothing for their self worth. Granted it might make them want more in life, but what about the emotional connection they may miss.

It takes more energy to take them out to get ice cream (not counting the calories you just gained by doing so) than it does to sit down, put them on your lap, and read them a great book. Love is very much needed in our lives…spoiling our kids with that love is an addiction I can’t live without.

How to Be a Mother – by Diane Roscoe

SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player Giveaway Entry!Here Diane Roscoe shares what it means to be a mother. Please read this story and rate it to help us determine a winner for our Mother’s Day SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player Giveaway! Editor’s Note: This contest has already concluded. Keep checking for new contests!

It would be so easy if each of us came into this world at birth with our own personalized instructions telling our mothers exactly what to do when we cry, how to treat us when we are sick or scared, and what to allow us to do-and not to do throughout our lives to avoid getting hurt or in trouble.

Think of the broken hearts, stitches, tears and grey hairs that could be avoided in life! But it’s not that easy. Mothers are only human, and we can’t know what the future holds for any of our children. All we can do is bring them into this world because we want them, and then prove to them that we do want them throughout their lives.

No child asks to be born – it’s a mother’s choice to have a child, so in doing so, she should make up her mind to be the best mother possible.

And the best mom possible works full-time. And she stays at home all day. She breastfeeds. And she only gives her baby formula. She sends her child to daycare, and she stays home with her child all day long. She takes her child to all sorts of activities, and she is content just rolling around in the grass with her child each day.

Being a mom isn’t one specific thing… you can be a mom and still be crazy, or sexy, or funny, or quiet. You can still have friends and go to parties and have girlfriends to hang out with. Being a mom doesn’t change the person you are…it only makes you more aware of what really matters to you in life.

Sure you can still go out to a party and have fun, but you get to a point where you know that there’s a sweet little life at home waiting for you, so you don’t want to BE at that party for too long. You can dress in a slinky dress and have someone tell you how incredible you look, and yes, that feels terrific, but when your little 10-month old looks you in the eye and gives you a sloppy, but genuine real kiss, how could you possibly even care what you are wearing!

You can know all there is about fashion and design, but when your 15-year-old says “let’s go shopping together,” you feel as if you had been given a miraculous gift!

Each of us who are moms are moms in different ways…some of it good, some of it maybe not the best in the eyes of others – or worse yet, in the eyes of our child. But again – we are only human. And there are times, I think, when our children don’t understand that. But all we can do is love our children, and to let them know that we do love them and that we are each going through this thing called life without any kind of instructions. We are all learning from our mistakes – and our triumphs, but no matter what we go through, we have one another to share it with.

To be a mother, you have to just be who you are…someone who really, truly cares about the life that you chose to bring into this world…and to let that life know that it is truly wanted.

How to Celebrate Mother’s Day with your Mom or Mother – by Carolyn Correira

SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player Giveaway Entry!Here Carolyn Correira offers sentiments, warm thoughts, and tips to celebrate with moms and mothers and her own mom who lives far away. Please read this story and rate it to help us determine a winner for our Mother’s Day SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player Giveaway! Editor’s Note: This contest has already concluded. Keep checking for new contests!

You should definitely make her day with flowers and candy or a piece of jewelry. Mother’s Day should be her day to relax and feel loved. Cards are a very important part of Mother’s Day because you pick the one that best suits your relationship you have with her. Every day should be Mother’s Day because she is the most special person in your life and she should feel appreciated for all she does and has done. God Bless Mother and Mom.

I think that everyone can call their mother and mom on Mother’s Day and let her know just how much they love her and that they hope she has a wonderful day. It is hard when you are grownup to be able to visit as much, but if you take at least 5 minutes daily or weekly or on the weekends to let her know you are thinking of her, that would make her feel so much better.

You only have one mother or mom so make sure that you let her know how special she is today and always. Without your mother or mom in your life, it just isn’t the same. She is the one with wisdom and has the heart for caring. If your mother or mom has passed away, then you have a special Guardian Angel ^A^ watching over you and your family.

When you get older you start to sound like your mom or mother and that is a good thing. Mothers are only there to protect and guide you and help your journey in life to not be so hard. God made mothers special because they always have a special place in our hearts. If you are from a big family, then get your mother or mom the special jewelry with each birthstone so she has all her children with her, and if she has grandchildren, then the necklaces with their adorable faces are always on display.


Take care of mom because she has always taken care of you. I miss my mom because she is in Texas, but she is always in my heart and prayers. I am smiling now just thinking of her. I want to say Happy Mother’s Day to everyone, and hoping you know how special all of you are.

Take care of yourself and make sure to pamper yourself. Keeping all of you in my thoughts, prayers, and heart. Thanks for the giveaway and if I win you know this is going to my mom. 😉

How to Celebrate Mother’s Day for the Mother who has Passed Away – by Hazel Wilcox

SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player Giveaway Entry!Here Hazel Wilcox shares heartfelt advice for celebrating Mother’s Day in honor of the mother who has passed away. Please read this story and rate it to help us determine a winner for our Mother’s Day SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player Giveaway! Editor’s Note: This contest has already concluded. Keep checking for new contests!

Holidays can be extremely difficult for the child who has lost a parent. Take Mother’s Day for instance…how does one show respect for this holiday when the mother has already passed away? The answer is simple: Celebrate! There is no need to stop celebrating a special day simply because the guest of honor is not present. After all, this is the perfect time to create memories of your loved ones for the people that miss them just as much or for those little ones who never had the opportunity to meet them. Below are some examples of ways to show your respect:

The Balloon Message: Get balloons for each member of the family. Have them write a letter to them on one page of a notebook. Let them write whatever they wish, and when they are done, fold it up and use a hole puncher to put a small hole on one corner. Thread the balloon’s string through the hole. Tie securely. At the same time, (be sure to space apart), everyone lets loose their balloon and the letters of love float to heaven to their loved one!

The Family Recipe: Take one of your loved one’s signature dishes and create a copy of the recipe. Pack all the ingredients in a basket and give away at special occassions where the loved one cannot be present, such as a birthday, anniversary, graduation, wedding, etc. This way they have the recipe to carry on, and the ingredients to make their first batch!

The Picture Collage: On special holidays, such as Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, get together with your siblings and make a picture collage of all the times shared with your loved one. Make them on a scrapbook page that can be put into an album (copies of photos work well here). Each year, have a get-together on that occassion. Add the pictures taken at the last get-together to a new photo page. Continue the tradition each year.

The Birthday Bash: Each year on the loved one’s birthday, hold the biggest and best party of the year! Put out pictures of your loved one and celebrate as if they were there. Have a special time to remember and talk about your loved one!


With a little creativity, celebrating holidays and special times will not be so hard, and the younger generation will come to love your passed family members just as much as you did, as they will understand how big a part they played in your life.

The Very Best Way to Celebrate Mother’s Day – by Don Schraier

SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player Giveaway Entry!Here Don Schraier shares thoughts and memories of his mom and tips on how he and his wife will spend Mother’s Day with her mother. Please read this story and rate it to help us determine a winner for our Mother’s Day SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player Giveaway! Editor’s Note: This contest has already concluded. Keep checking for new contests!

The very best way to celebrate Mother’s Day is to have a mother. Since mine is no longer around, I make sure my wife’s Mother’s Day is a good one. This year we’re going to Portland where her family is so she can see and catch up on everything.

We’ll have a car and drive around to all the places she wants to see again and stop wherever she wants to, and maybe pick up a present or two along the way. We’ll have a big family barbeque and also a couple of small restaurant gatherings. This isn’t 300 words but the rest will be in great conversations about whatever she wants to talk about….

The thing I remember most about my mother was that she could prove any abstract theory by something she heard over the backyard fence about somebody. If it happened to someone she heard about, it proved a general truth that covered all the questions since Aristotle.

She was of that subservient generation where the man was the boss of the house, but she really ran everything and made all the decisions. Salome couldn’t have done it better. My mother lived with severe back pain for a number of years without complaint and preferred chocolate-covered cherries to any meal.


Whatever shortcomings I thought I had come up with about my parents when I was in school were overcome by her absolute kindness and generosity. How she put up with my father and me all those years is a mystery better than The Bermuda Triangle, and really, she kept us afloat in some very trying times. I have three children now and my wife has two children, but I don’t think either one of can compare to the solid wisdom of that generation, no matter how many how-to books we have today.

My Mother’s Day – by Sarah Howe

SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player Giveaway Entry!Here is a heartfelt expression of Sarah Howe’s relationship with her mother, and a number of things she plans to share with her mom on Mother’s Day. Please read this story and rate it to help us determine a winner for our Mother’s Day SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player Giveaway! Editor’s Note: This contest has already concluded. Keep checking for new contests!

My mother was not always there when I needed her growing up. On Mother’s Day I will forget this and remember that she too was growing. I will put aside all of the things we disagree on and put forth all of the times we laughed together.

I can’t stand shopping with my mother, but I would buy her the world if I could. We usually argue over everything; today, however, we will agree on how far we’ve come. Growing up she struggled with money, jobs, and relationships, making as many mistakes as possible. Now we both live our lives with grace and ease, still making mistakes here and there, but had I not learned from her, I would not have come this far.

On Mother’s Day I will give thanks to my mother for clearing the path for me; through every struggle and every hardship. I will grow with her, laugh with her, shop with her, and learn with her and from her. I will listen to her and maybe cry with her. She is my mother. She is the reason I’m here. Even if she hasn’t been the best parent to me, I am a better person because of her.


On Mother’s Day I will tell my mother how beautiful I think she is, inside and out. I will say that I’m sorry if I ever took her for granted. I will tell her she’s one of my best friends and that we should get together more often. I will forgive and forget every mistake she made. I will cherish every memory of when it was just the two of us. I know that mothers don’t always know what’s best, but that they learn it along the way. I am happy to have been with her along for the ride. On Mother’s Day I will be her daughter. I will love my Mother. I will tell her all of this.

How to Celebrate Mother’s Day – by Robyn Fago

SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player Giveaway Entry!Here are some tips for how to celebrate Mother’s Day by contest entrant Robyn Fago. Please read this story and rate it to help us determine a winner for our Mother’s Day SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player Giveaway! Editor’s Note: This contest has already concluded. Keep checking for new contests!

I feel Mother’s Day should be celebrated with people that love each other. In some cases like one of my dear friends, she had lost her mother many years ago. My heart goes out to her. Happy Mother’s Day – she now has a beautiful son. That is a great Mother’s Day!

Well, my mother is a wonderful woman, as my mother-in-law is, too. And I am a mom now, too. The feelings I get when I watch my mother spending time with my son are just so warm and delightful. My son is the best thing in the world. I feel that Mother’s Day should be spent and celebrated with people who bring you up, and give you strength, hope, advice, love, sincerity – the people that give you life.

Spend time with someone who is your mother, someone like your mother or someone who is just motherly. A mother is someone who has so much responsibility and patience. A mother should be rewarded with endless smiles and love from their great grandchildren, their grandchildren, children, and they should be honored for the love and strength they have provided us every day in so many ways.

So whether it is your mom, my mom, or anyone’s mom, spend time just being thankful for who created you and what you created; a beautiful family. As long as you keep the love in your heart. No matter what you decide to do on Mother’s Day, the most important thing is that you are good to yourself and to others. Take a fresh breath of air, smile, and give yourself credit – and honor yourself cause it is your Mother’s Day, too.

Happy Mother’s Day to all!

P. S.
Mother’s Day is also a great time to stay home and eat hamburgers and hot dogs!

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