Weight Loss Products Hacking Pinterest

Nothing, but nothing peeves me more than weak marketers who must hack sites in order to spam us with their shitty ads. Their products are so pathetic, they can’t stand on their own. 

So today, I got a notice from Pinterest that I changed my password. No I didn’t! So I venture over to Pinterest and lo and behold there’s some skanky fat broad in her underwear claiming that I too could lose as much as she has. Yo. I’m not interested in your scammy nonsense. But it seems there are people who actually fall for this nonsense. In fact, my partner did! He proudly announced that he received a personal communication from Dr. Oz himself and well, if Dr. Oz say’s it’s good, it must be. So he orders this Garcinea (spelling who cares)  Extract that supposedly suppresses your appetite. He’s not even overweight and he orders the crap! So about two weeks after he falls for the scam of all snake oil scams, he announces, “I don’t think this shit does anything.” Right. But I digress.

We all need to be diligent in changing our passwords and alert others that this behavior on the internet is simply NOT ACCEPTABLE! Go away you stupid asses!

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Liquid Lift? A New Facelift without the Healing Time.

Liquid Lift?

I don’t know about you, but the thought of having an actual facelift kinda scares me. What if something goes wrong and I end up looking gruesome?  Admit it, you’ve gone to the celebrity internet sites and stared at plastic surgery gone wrong. What were they thinking? After all, some of our favorite stars, in pure desperation to remain young in a brutal business, have made some pretty disastrous choices. We even have terms, like “trout pout” to describe overdone, overfilled lips. One episode of The Housewives of Beverly Hills and you’ll know what that looks like. Every one of the women on that show have said, “filler up”.

The plain and simple fact is that as we age, the face begins to lose collagen and elastin which contribute to sagging facial features, skinny lips, angry looking brows and  bevy of other dreaded age foibles. You are probably like me. You just want to look rested and alive, the way you feel inside. With the advances in medicine and our health oriented lifestyles, we are actually living longer and feeling better than any of our ancestors ever did. Wrinkles, folds, lines, heavy lids, vertical lines around our mouths; the list goes on and on.  But lucky us, we have some remarkable tools to fight the battle of aging gracefully. These injectibles or fillers are amazing and are essentially non-surgical options. Introducing the Liquid Lift.

As we have been using these injectibles and fillers, we’ve noticed that there is a lifting effect. And with properly placed injections, we have been able to actually create the look of an actual facelift.

Some of these physicians refined techniques to focus on lifting and contouring, with an ancillary benefit of wrinkle reduction (rather than the other way around). This has spawned a somewhat revolutionary new approach in treating sagging facial features, which is called a Liquid Face Lift or non-invasive Facial Rejuvenation.

In broad terms, a non-surgical Liquid Face Lift can be undertaken to accomplish any of the following:

  1. Gentle lift of individual (or overall) facial features
  2. Reduced wrinkles, creases, line or folds
  3. Restoration of natural, curved facial contours
  4. A more rested, energetic look
  5. A friendlier smile

In some patients, the goal of a non surgical Liquid Lift is to lift the entire face. In others the goal is to lift or  contour certain areas.

For example, under eye bags and dark circles can be masked by using Liquid Facelift techniques; eyes can be opened up and lids lifted; jowls can be lifted and diminished; natural shape can be restored to flattened cheeks or temple areas; corners of the mouth can be lifted; bumps on the nose can be hidden; as well as several other facial feature benefits. Many of these conditions and contouring procedures will be discussed with you during your FREE facial analysis, as well as treatment procedures for a variety of wrinkles, folds and lines.

A Liquid Face Lift involves the use of advanced dermal fillers, usually in combination with BOTOX® or Dysport®. The dermal fillers used are among a group of 2nd generation injectables that provide more enduring results than earlier products. The new group of 2nd generation, advanced dermal fillers includes JUVEDERM® Ultra, JUVEDERM® Ultra Plus, Radiesse®, Restylane®, Perlane® and several others.

Each of these dermal fillers has unique attributes that work in their own special way to rejuvenate specific areas of the face. In general, dermal fillers replace lost volume in the face or help the body regenerate its own collagen. Precisely placed, the dermal fillers can be used to lift or contour any number of facial features.

It is common knowledge that BOTOX® and Dysport®procedures act to temporarily paralyze the muscles, thus minimizing or eliminating unwanted lines and However, BOTOX® is also used in conjunction with the dermal fillers to provide added lift and to help the endurance of the dermal fillers. In the face, there is a constant tug of war among muscles that pull up (levators) and muscles that pull down (depressors). BOTOX® is placed in the depressor muscles to relax the downward pull and to let the upward-pulling muscles win, providing a lift to various facial features. It is now believed that muscles may lose some of their memory for frowning with repeated treatments, and less frequent visits may be required.

All of the products discussed on this site are FDA-approved for treatment of at least one area of the face. The manufacturers rarely seek FDA approval for multiple cosmetic uses. However, once approved, physicians may use any of these products for other cosmetic uses, known as off label usage.  Most plastic surgeons, dermatologists and other physicians who regularly use dermal fillers and BOTOX® in cosmetic medical procedures perform both on-label and off-label procedures for non-surgical treatments for facial rejuvenation.

Not only is product choice important, but it is fundamental that the physician take into account a patient’s unique facial characteristics and goals when performing a Liquid Face Lift procedure. Each person has unique facial features and individual skin types, as well as varying degrees of skin damage, collagen depletion and skin laxity. Goals and desires also vary from patient to patient. Experienced physicians should take into account all of these variables when utilizing Liquid Face Lift products and procedures in order to help optimize patient outcomes.

Liquid Face Lift techniques are experiencing continual refinement among a few leading dermatologists, plastic surgeons and other physicians in the U.S. Results from Liquid Lift procedures are usually gradual and can range from subtle to astonishing. It is common for patients who have had Liquid Face Lift procedures to say that they receive compliments on their appearance without others knowing that they have done anything. In some instances, the results can be so uplifting that they change an individual’s life. As with any cosmetic medical procedure, results vary from patient to patient. So call us today and make your appointment to see if you are a candidate for the liquid lift!


Note:  Before undergoing any procedure discussed on this web site, make sure that your physician has extensive experience with the specific procedure.  We have even heard of dentist’s injecting people’s faces for a little added revenue. Think about it. Come to A Wrinkle In Time and let us take care of your beautiful face and leave looking refreshed, renewed and vibrant. Why take chances with someone who doesn’t actually inject for a living.

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100,000 Treatments Performed In Las Vegas!

With over 100,000 treatments under their belt, Lakes Dermatology continues to be the leader in FotoFacials. See the promo below. I have had these procedures and swear by the effects you get. Small wrinkles, age spots and leathery skin take a hike.

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Lakes Dermatology – Holiday Ideas to Look Amazing

The Secret is Out!

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Such A Deal Already.

Okay, I’m a little biased, but seriously, these are great offers. Let my friends at Lakes Dermatology know that you saw this ad. Please, oh, please!

Lakes Dermatology - Savings for Fall

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Inbound Links Are Vital!

Inbound Links are vital for ranking/indexing on Google. I personally like to run a website grader for my clients. It’s really pretty simple. Go to http://www.websitegrader.com and type in the website or websites you wish to rank. You’ll see a bevy of subjects that it uses to actually grade the websites, but the one I am addressing today is inbound links.

It’s been known in the industry that inbound links are a vital way to gain in your ranking and indexing in the various search engines, most specifically, Google.

This is a job. And not for the faint of heart. But with effort, you should reap the rewards over time.

To give you and idea why this works, go to Google and type in a friend who has a construction company or a sub contractor such as a plumber. Invariably, the number one company to be returned in your search is Service Magic, SuperPages, Dex, Manta and the like. Why is that? Well, the answer is simple. If you run a report on any of these companies on Website Grader, you’ll see that they have bazillions of inbound links as opposed to your site which has 25 inbound links. I know what your saying. Sh**t, I worked hard for those 25! Yeah, yeah. But at this writing, Manta had, drumroll please…

1,822,708 freaking links.

So you know you need to get started…so here’s your walking papers.

I know it’s basic stuff, but trust me it works. This really is how I have the most success with traditional SEO – but it does take a bit of work.

Step 1 – Choose a keyword (we will use “photography” )

Step 2 – Go to google and do a search for that keyword phrase


Step 3 –

a. Go through the top 5 sites which are NOT obvious authority (like http://www.photographytips.com or Photography.about.com) sites or sites about a general topic, but are sites about a topic which is highly relevant to your search term.

b. Open another window and go to yahoo.com and type in for each url link:domainname.com
eg. link:photography.about.com

c. Click on search and it will reveal all the inbound links to that particular site.

Go through each of those links and see if you can get a link from them (I have attached a sample letter that you will send to them).

Interestingly, I found that photographytips.com has 15,984 inbound links and if you are gracious and polite, why not include your link too? And based upon what I am seeing here, these are going to be high quality links, not those found on link farms.


Step 5.
Send an email to all of those potential link partners. I generally keep it ‘non-spammy’ and personal.

For example:

My name is Leslie Stafford and I am the owner of Stafford Photographics.

I came across your page at:


and enjoyed your information about photography (insert your word here).

I wondered if there was a possibility of putting a link to my site at:


as I am sure that your visitors would find it interesting to find out about
(whatever you think is wonderful about you and your website here).

I look forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance.

Best Wishes,

Leslie Stafford

I know what you’re thinking….oh my God this is a bunch of work. Yes it is, but if you look out your window and look at the sea of people who are currently surfing the internet and not really doing their jobs, I think you’ll find some souls that will help you implement this plan.


Does it work? You bet it does.

So, what’s my point?

I am not Google, but through my own SEO efforts, I have found again and again that building up highly relevant links one by one is far more effective than using spammy or automated or artificial techniques.

And one of the great things about it, is that it DOES take time so most other people will NOT be doing it.

Back to basics, or a waste of time? I think its the real stuff.

Let me know how it goes for you!

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First Time Skier? Have I got news for you.

A step-by-step guide to going skiing for the first time.


Heaven on Earth - A Powder Day in Breckenridge

There’s a chill in the air here in the Rockies and that can only mean one thing to us ski bums; we’re just a month or so away from clicking into those bindings and having the time of our lives. Skiing is a remarkable sport for the whole family. But if you’ve never done it before, you are probably daunted by the prospect of gathering equipment, finding a place to stay and just how to get started on the slopes. In the winter, I work as a ski school supervisor for Breckenridge Ski Resort, one of the absolutely best places to learn how to ski. So here’s a step-by-step guide how to have more fun than ever before in the snow.


Before you get to the slopes, I highly recommend getting into a little bit of shape. Many folks arrive at 10,000 feet above sea level and expect to feel great on day one. Your first days in town are all about acclimation. We recommend drinking plenty of water and just taking it easy, walking around town and keeping your alcohol consumption to small amounts only, if at all. At our altitude, one drink is equivalent to that of three. The booze sneaks up on you, if you’re not careful. If you haven’t done any exercise all summer, you need to get started before your vacation. I recommend working on your wind and strengthening your legs through weight training. I would start with a spin cycle at the gym and jump into an aerobics class at least a few times a week. You need to get your heart rate up and get the muscles in those legs firing.

What to Pack and Bring On Your Big Adventure

Here’s a list, but remember, if you forget anything, Summit County is complete with everything you could ever wish for including Target, Walmart, City Market and hundreds of clothing and equipment stores.

Sunscreen (we are at 10,000-up to 13,000 feet above sea level, so the sun is so much more intense here, even when it’s cloudy). Make sure that you buy the highest SPF you can find, and reapply it regularly. The best ones tend to have zinc and parsol.

Think layers – you will want long underwear (I prefer silk, but if you don’t know if you are ever going to use it again, just buy a good quality Polyprolene from Walmart or other discounter). Next layer should be a close fitting turtleneck and comfortable ski pants. Then, the next layer should be a fleece or sweater on top, followed by a jacket.

Hat – no excuses here, you must wear a hat or better yet, a helmet. A large percentage of your body heat escapes through the top of your head. I see beautiful women who epitomize the “ski bunny” persona, long hair flowing, freezing their butts off by noon, ending their day early because they just can’t get warm. Be smart and wear a great, warm hat or helmet. There’s nothing fashionable about frostbite.

Gloves or Mittens – most women prefer mittens. My big secret is putting chemical hand warmers in the tips of the mittens, so while riding the chairlift, I can grab the warmers and take the chill out of my paws. They even make warmers for your boots too! Don’t scrimp on gloves or mittens. Make sure you invest in a good fitting, comfortable pair of hand covers. Some people wear liners that are made of Polyprolene or silk in addition to hand warmers. All of these items are available at your local sporting goods store, Target or Walmart.

Socks – Make sure the socks do not have ribbing or nubby parts, because your boots must fit very close to your legs and feet. After time, those ribs will start boring into your legs and provide incredible discomfort. You only need to wear one pair of socks. Do not layer socks. When sliding your feet into your boots, make sure to remove your pant legs or other layers. Just a sock in the boot please. Personally, I prefer a brand called Thorlo. The socks should extend to just below your knee. Do not wear short crew style socks.

Shoes for Around Town – You will need some snow boots of some sort. You can go super stylish and buy Uggs or Technica’s or you can go entirely functional and buy Sorrel’s.  Just make sure they are heavy bottomed boots with comfortable and warm liners. There’s nothing more satisfying that putting your tired dogs into your comfy snow boots after a day of skiing, so make sure you pick a good looking pair. They will last you a lifetime if you choose well.

Don’t Do It!

Don’t even think about Scotch guarding your jeans, please. If you can’t afford to buy adequate ski clothing, you can rent clothes from Ski Country Resorts & Sports. Just give them a call and reserve your sizes. It’s a very affordable option.


Flying into Denver is generally pretty easy. The airport is one of the best and if you are inclined to bring equipment, you’ll find the revolving ski/snowboard baggage claim is super convenient.


There are some wonderful places to stay while in town. Do not attempt to drive back and forth from Denver to the ski area. Though it’s only 90 minutes from the airport, it can be 6 hours if it snows hard. Call my buddies at Ski Country Resorts and Sports for the best selection and prices on lodging. They have everything from hotel rooms to homes that will sleep a small city.

Rental Car/SUV

Once you land in Denver you can rent a vehicle – make sure you have your reservations, because during the busy season, vehicles with 4-wheel drive are in demand and often hard to come by. At minimum, rent a front wheel or all wheel drive. If you just call Ski Country they can make sure to rent your auto/SUV through Alamo Car Rental. A word of caution…just because it’s a 4-wheel drive, doesn’t make the car invincible. Us locals see our share of folks roll their rental Jeep’s going too fast and taking too many chances.

Other Transportation

We have busses coming to Summit County on a regular basis. Just click on this link for full details: http://summitnet.com/Transportation/

Here’s some good news too. The Summit Stage provides free bus service throughout Summit County. Buses have ski/snowboard racks in the winter and bike racks in the summer. Route maps and schedule information is available online. Breckenridge also has a free bus that runs during the ski season that takes skiers & snowboarders to the slopes. And if you have had a few too many, it’s a wonderful way to get your tipsy butt home without incident. And trust me, the cops love to arrest drunk drivers here. Do not take a chance.

Rental Equipment – Don’t buy until you try.

Don’t get talked into buying equipment until you know you love the sport. It’s expensive stuff. See my sidebar, for everything you’ll need to know. Ladies, pay particular attention to my boot advice. Please.

shaped skis

Shaped Skis Make Learning Super EasyYou need Skis, boots and poles for skiing and a board and boots for snowboarding. Most ski shops are staffed with knowledge people who can direct you as to size and quality of equipment, so just place yourself in their hands. Most lodging companies have affiliations with stores in Breckenridge or actually offer rental equipment in the lodging deal. I like Ski Country Resorts and Sports for a very important reason. Your equipment is located where you check in. Kind of a one-stop shop and all within walking distance of the gondola and busses that will take you up the mountain. Please don’t rent itty-bitty short skis. Some staff at local stores attempt to get you to try these skis and they are just not going to help you learn. As instructors, we get so frustrated trying to teach a group how to ski and somebody invariably shows up with those skis and we just can’t take time out to teach that sport too. You will probably get a ski that’s 140cm to 170cm that’s called a shaped ski – it makes turning so much easier and you’ll get to experience the joy of skiing much more quickly. But trust your ski shop techs. Make sure your boots are snug but not uncomfortable. If you feel something uncomfortable in the store, it will only amplify on the slopes. You need to be insistent at finding a good fitting boot. And ladies, our legs are shaped differently from a man’s. Our calf muscle sits lower on our legs than a man’s. So ask for a ladies boot! Do not wear a man’s boot unless you have a very thin calf muscle and even then, take my advice and get a woman’s boot.

Rent your equipment in town. Do not drag equipment from home. Trust me!

Lift & Lesson Tickets

Skiing and snowboarding require lessons. Do not have your friends attempt to teach you how to ski. Unless they are ski school instructors for a living, don’t burden your friends with the task of teaching you. Friends have terrible judgment and forget how it feels to be a beginner. We ski professionals learn a process that is concise and works. We can have you up on the slope in no time, but there are some basics that you must learn before getting on a lift. My advice is to take a minimum of 3 days lessons. And of course, there are better prices for the more lessons you take. If you tend to learn better with one-on-one instruction, hire a ski instructor for 3 hours your first day, 6 hours your second day and 6 hours for your third day. Yes, this is an investment, but totally worth the money you’ll spend. Check with www.snow.com for prices.

Learning skiing vs snowboarding is this: There are some people who are natural athletes and can just get right up and going right away, but for the rest of us, here’s what we know about the learning curve:  it takes approximately 4 hours of training to learn how to slow, stop and turn on skis which also includes getting on and off a lift – so you can actually cruise the bunny hill pretty proficiently after a day’s instruction in skiing. The learning curve is a little more difficult with snowboarding (I’m told about 3 days) but you can go more places, more quickly after learning the snowboard. If I were you, I would try both! Why not?

If you are on a budget, which most of us are, then full day lessons are for you. You’ll start at 10:00 am, break at 12:15pm or so and resume the class at 1:30pm and you’ll finish for the day at around 3:45pm or when your legs give up. Don’t buy lift tickets until you know which class you are going into. We have package prices up on the mountain or at the gondola sales office. You and several other people will be directed by ski instructors who have years of experience and patience! Learn the right way, please.

The others in your group can really benefit by buying discount lift tickets from Ski Country Resorts. Remember, you must have booked your lodging with them, but the discounts are really pretty amazing.

If you are traveling from abroad, please be sure to check into a ski pass such as the Epic Mix. Many of you travel here for several weeks at a time and buying onesy-twosey tickets will break you. We are always astounded that you guys end up paying thousands of dollars are day tickets and could have bought a pass for $599!

Getting to the Slope  & Some Great Suggestions

First of all, make sure everyone in your party has the following stuff:

skis, boots, poles, snowboard, boots, sunglasses or goggles, cell phone, sunscreen, hat, gloves, money or credit card, ski pass or lift ticket, lesson tickets and a wristwatch or timepiece. If you are taking your kids to go ski, make sure you have a central place to meet at various times of day. This should be a non-negotiable idea. Parents often implore us to try and find their children at the end of the day and we simply do not have the technology or manpower to locate a single child at the end of the day. We do have RFID towers being installed that log a skier/snowboarder when they get on the lift and when they get off the lift, but that’s the extent of our abilities. Communication and a predetermined meeting spot will eliminate most issues.


Wear A Helmet. Trees don't move.

Please be sure to ski safely – I haven’t mentioned this idea yet, but  I am a firm believer that you need to rent helmets for the whole family. Every year we sustain many accidents here at the ski area and some are fatal. Humans were not meant to hit trees at speed, but it happens regularly and some very

It's Truly Cool to Wear A Helmet. And They are Warm!

famous people have lost their lives as a result. Why take chances and besides, helmets do a dandy job of keep your head warm too!


There are ski lockers located on mountain for your convenience too. On Peak 8, they are located in the building next to the gondola. We recommend storing your valuables while skiing. Every summer, we locals love to hike up the trails just beneath of chairlifts. It’s a veritable treasure trove of jewelry, credit cards, cell phones and more. Make sure that your zippers are solid and working! And you just don’t need to wear jewelry on the slopes. Earrings and diamond rings should be locked in your hotel safe!! In fact, diamonds are often found on the slopes too. Seems metal likes to shrink and those precious stones fall out quite easily.

So there you have it – my ideas on how to get started skiing or snowboarding for the first time. See you on the slopes!

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