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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
Pam Parker's blog takes on everything from women's fun to momisms to lifestyles around Lake Erie and real estate. She'll take you down Memory Lane, up through sports and fun and off the grid. Get ready for laughs — it's more than just Pam. It's Pamdemonium.   Read more about this blog.
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Posts tagged ‘Women’s Health Magazine’
Posted: March 24th, 2014

TanAs the snow flies, a little artificial color might be good for mind, body and soul. Right now. I’m going to lighten my hair, get a pedicure, whiten my teeth and spray on a tan.

I continue to hang out with people who went (or are going South — someplace where they aren’t wearing winter coats). I’m jealous. And I remember my family doc went tanning during a long winter — years ago — I saw him there.

He said it would be a good prescription — Vitamin D and all. I have to admit it’s hard not to feel good when you smell coconut, listen to tropical island music and feel warm.

I haven’t been in a tanning bed in years (because it is not good for you), but I’ve used spray tans before with success. The best are the tans you pay for at tanning salons. They take only a few minutes. A spray tan at Total Tan is $23, and you can get coupons and multi-spray tan discounts.  Call your favorite tanning salon to get rates. Learn how to prepare for a spray tan right here from Women’s Health Magazine.

In the DIY category, I have a linen closet full of tubes, sprays and creams. I’m not a huge fan of any of them, but here’s an article from about.com by Julyne Derrick about her faves. On the flip side, here are the 7 worst self tanners from Total beauty.com – some brands are on both lists.  This is one of those things where nothing works for everyone.

Quell the smell

The worst thing about all tanners is they smell. The Women’s Health Magazine article also offers advice on how to get rid of the smell from tanners – it’s vanilla perfume or citrus. Here’s the full article.  Happy Monday!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is mom to three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one.


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Posted: November 6th, 2012

Women’s Health Magazine published a list of gluten-free beers in September. The list broke down seven different brands of beer — many are 150 calories or less.

They run $9 to $15 per six-pack. See the full chart from Women’s Health right here. Many of the brands are available in Pa.

BrewErie also offers gluten-free beer by the glass with Red Bridge and Woodchuck Cider.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.


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