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A Close Knit Brand

Fashion, Dresses, Favorite ProductsJan Correll6 Comments
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Maybe odd but when I uncover a brand I am not familiar with, I always google them to find out more!  I love to read the stories behind the brand and like to feel the connection.

I was in a fun boutique in Hilton Head earlier this summer working with a young woman from their headquarters on an upcoming project, when I noticed her dress and commented how much I loved it and asked if they had it in a medium?  She went to look and shared that they did not...however five minutes later she tapped on the door to my dressing room and said here... try mine on and see if you like it!  I was flabbergasted first by the fact she would do this kind gesture and secondly by the awesome dress.  Unfortunately, that particular dress was sold out but I knew that the brand was special because of the way I felt in the dress.  Do you ever feel that way when you try something on?  

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I would like to introduce you to Nic and Zoe.  I could tell their story but feel they do a great job!  Read about them here.  I think the best part is that they understand the everyday hustle a woman goes through.  As we all know... it's not easy!! And we do deserve to feel good in whatever we wear!!

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I love great knitwear!   Whether it's casual or dressy, it moves with you. And that is important.

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This pretty dress and matching Nic and Zoe jacket, is perfect now as a sleeveless dress or with the jacket for fall. Matching sets will be big this year so be sure to check this one out here and here.  

Also, we have to talk about the shoes.  Yes, so stylish but oh so comfy!  I know some you may not wear this high of a heel but they have many lower heels to choose from as well.  You can heck them out here.   

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Nic and Zoe has eight stores and you can look them up here and is also sold online here.  They are also offer in a number of different boutiques across the country. When you run across them, I highly suggest you try the clothes on and hope you have the same experience and revelation I did. 

I hope you you had a great week and if you recently joined... welcome!!   My goal is to share ageless style, and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  Thank you for reading my blog! 

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Out of the Box

Jewelry, Favorite Products, Fashion, Super WomenJan Correll3 Comments
 My newest bracelet.  Love it!!

My newest bracelet.  Love it!!

Happy Friday.   Hope its been a great week and you are stepping into a wonderful weekend. It has been a fun week for me, with a couple local media companies recognizing my work but also busy.  BUT... no complaining here!  This girl likes to be busy.

A new reader reached out this week and shared how she loved my style but was not sure she could pull it off or get out of her "traditional box."  And that's OK... it's not always easy to change your style or try a new look when you are comfortable.  However, you can take baby steps to step out of that box.  And the easiest way I know how and I love to wear them are fun, bold bracelets.  These simple adornments worn together or alone can add a new element to your style. 

As you can see I have provided a good sampling of some that I wear to give you an idea.  I have a bracelet caddy from the Container Store that holds all of mine!  

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I hope this little tip helps and from there we can move toward other ways to add a touch of style here and there to transition or craft your own authentic look with a bit of boldness or fun.  I have linked some similar bracelets below.  If you would like to find the bracelet in the top picture (my latest) I bought it at a Hilton Head boutique,  Evelyn & Arthur.  Another fun place to shop.   Unfortunately they do not offer it online but found it here by SYLCA designs.

Thanks for stopping by. My goal is to share ageless style, and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  And as always thank you for reading my blog! 

xx

 

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Fighting Wrinkles at Night

Beauty, Favorite ProductsJan Correll1 Comment

When SilcSkin recently approached me about testing their product (100% medical grade silicone pads that remove wrinkles), I was skeptical.  Why?  The reviews, the raves and the feedback are pretty spectacular and are a promoted as a proven alternative to injections, laser treatments and surgery. You can read more here, but in essence, wrinkles are treated as scars by hydration, improving the collagen structure and flattening them out.  I had to try these out for myself... and for you!

When the product arrived, I was very pleased to find that nothing I read said anti-aging.  Woot Woot!  As that is a big no-no, in my book!  As you can see below, they sent pads for the neck, face, eyes, and decollette.  

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I have been trying out each product over the last 30 days and have to say that they truly live up to their promise.  I have seen wrinkle decreases in all the areas treated.    Each pad can be reused for approximately 15 days.  If I had to pick a favorite, it would be hard to do.  I love the non-oily cleanser, which is suggested before application, and each product delivers.  The eye pads also help with puffiness which is great as I battle this one puffy eye.  Surprisingly enough, the hand cream is my go to... I really can see a difference in my hands, too! 

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I have taken the liberty of modeling the pads for you but I dare say, that you and Mr. Silver are the only ones to see me in these.  Definitely, for night time wear only (and they did not affect my sleep.)  Thank goodness.  

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If you are looking for a product to help decrease wrinkles, I give SilcSkin two thumbs up.   I was hoping to provide a discount for my readers so check back as I will post it here!  Thank you to SilcSkin for sponsoring this post about ageless beauty!

I hope you are having a great week and if you recently joined... welcome!!   My goal is to share ageless style, and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  Thank you for reading my blog! 

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Pajama Time

Favorite Products, Fashion, TravelJan Correll2 Comments
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At the beach having a wonderful time with family!  You won't see me much for the next week as I plan to take a needed break...but will be back soon. I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July holiday with family and friends.

In the meantime, I had the best time with my daughter and daughter-in-law; playing pajama time and wearing mix and match pajamas from Soma Intimates!  I know you have heard me rave about their Cool Nights line before but my girls and I swear that these pj's keep us cooler than anything else during the heat of the summer, night sweats, hot flashes, etc.  If you have not tried them, we would highly suggest them.  And if you do, look into this fun mix and match set that is interchangeable.  

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Thank you to Soma for sponsoring this post.  You can shop these pajamas below on the LIKETOKNOW.IT app and until a week from now... signing off from the beach!  

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Thank you for being such a fabulous reader and for being a big part of my life as well!  My best to you always!

Cheers!!

Jan

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Easy Like a Saturday Morning

Home, Favorite ProductsJan Correll4 Comments

I love Saturday mornings.  They are great for taking your time, enjoying your coffee and just hanging out.  We have a large front porch and really enjoy it.  

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I recently decided to add a fun pop of color to our traditional black and white cushions.  And as always, Target made it simple.  The pouf, green & black throw pillows and green checked blanket were all purchased at there.  I don't know about you but always find it hard to leave without a cart full!

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Guess I should have mopped before the photo!  

I am wearing a fun little top from Anthro by Maeve.  I feel it is purple but the tag says navy.  I hate to say it already sold out before I could tag it for my readers, but of course, it was on sale and you know how quickly things go...in the saleroom.  Maybe you can grab one at your local store.  I am wearing my favorite jean (bermuda) shorts that are just about worn out...but I love them so!  They are old skinny jeans that I cut off right above the knee.  I don't wear short shorts any longer and love this length.  I did link a similar pair in case you are not into do-it-yourself.  Anthro also just got in some cute colored ones that I have also linked.

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Hope you are enjoying your weekend!  My baby sis is in town so looking forward to spending time with her and family!!

If you recently joined me... welcome!!   My goal is to share chic ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective.  Including  fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  Thank you for reading my blog! 

xx

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My Herb Garden

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I don't want you to get the wrong picture in your head... about a large garden.  Let's reset the expectations... I should have titled this, my small herb garden.   Our home was built on less than 1/10th of an acre in a planned unit development.  And although we are on a very small lot, we love our home, neighborhood, and neighbors and make the most out of what we have.  Hence, this is my herb garden, which I plant every year.  Yes, it's in a pot!

 I tried to warn you!  :) 

I tried to warn you!  :) 

I love this little garden as it has everything I need; mint, rosemary, and basil. Fresh basil is for my "sauce", salads, drinks and more.  I use rosemary at least once a week in different recipes and mint is a staple after I concocted my own special drink shared below:

 The Zesty Mint Cooler

3 lemon slices, 3 lime slices, and Mint leaves muddled

1 1/2 fluid ounces of your favorite vodka (I like Tito's)

Soda Water of your choice and extra lime or lemon juice as needed for a cocktail glass

2 drops of Stevia ( I like Trader Joes)

Shake and pour over ice!  You can adjust the tartness to your liking by adding more soda and lemon/lime juice. And if you are fresh out of limes and lemons, use pure lemon/lime juice with no sugar.  

 YUM!!  

YUM!!  

Before we downsized, we had a much larger garden with tomatoes, peppers and more but this little garden is perfect for us now.  I love to cultivate and grow something and it's so easy to have your herb "staples" outside your back door.  Do you grow herbs or vegetables?

Mr. Silver and I recently found this beautiful herb garden, outside an office building when we were taking pictures in downtown Charlotte.  Such a fun use of space in an unexpected place... and this herb garden blew mine away.  In the pics, I am wearing a simple white top from J. Crew Factory, frayed Joe Jeans, simple black slides by Marc Fisher and some Ray Ban Sunnies.  My scarf is from Anthropologie earlier this spring.  All the details are below and you can shop via LIKEtoKNOW.it.  

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Have a great week and as always, thank you for reading the blog.  My goal is to share chic, ageless style and endless fun, from a sincerely silver perspective as we share this journey together!  I  really appreciate you!

xx

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Effortless Fashion for all Women

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Do you remember my favorite black dress?  Well if you don't, know that you will see it again soon in reverse!  Yes, that's what I said.  It can be worn either way... a scoop neck or v-neck!  Different looks from one dress and both so figure flattering.  I am a fan of the Sympli brand!  Therefore, I was thrilled when they reached out to ask if I was interested in being a brand ambassador.  Yes, yes, yes!

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Sympli realizes that each woman is unique.  We all have diverse figures and body types.  The fabric used is wash and wear, extremely comfortable so it can be worn every day.  They have on-site manufacturing and also use a Home Sewing network: a local community of entrepreneurs who work on their schedule while still caring for their families. I love that! I can go on and on about the brand and the fashion that fits every age, shape, size, and style but suggest you check it out at a local boutique, find yours here or at an online retailer, here.   Sympli has quite a following around the world.  Have you tried their fashions?

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In these pics, I am wearing the Matrix Box Top and Midi Pants in navy, Tahari pumps and Burberry sunglasses.  Thank you to Sympli for sponsoring this post.  

Have a great weekend and if you live in the USA, remember that we live in the land of the free, because of the brave that served and died for our country.  Thank you for stopping by the blog.  My goal is to share authentic ageless style; fashion, beauty and relevant lifestyle information! I truly appreciate you!

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Wearing White before Memorial Day

Fashion, Favorite Products, JewelryJan Correll2 Comments

A new acquaintance recently asked me if I was a "rule breaker."  My answer to her was no, most of the time... unless it is a silly rule.  I went on to explain that I do like to challenge the status quo.  For the most part, I follow rules but also would consider myself a bit of rebel when need  be.  What do I mean by rebel?  If someone tells me there is only one way to do something, I'm all for finding a better and faster way to do it... or shall we say... my way of doing it!!  My daughter gave me a card long ago, which I proudly display on my bulletin board today. See below:  51% Good Girl/ 49% Outlaw.  If you change Outlaw to Rebel... you get the picture.  

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In my humble opinion, I am a big proponent of wearing white year round.  According to fashion reporters, it began in the 1930’s with the ultra-rich wearing only white in the summer. Light clothing gave the look of leisure, while dark clothing was mostly for working people.  Silly, yes! I am breaking this rule.  Are you?  How do you feel about wearing white year round?  

You may have already seen me wearing all white this spring, or all winter white over the winter.  In these pics, I am wearing Chico's with the exception of the shoes, which are the Limited brand, from Belk.  Unfortunately, the top sold out quickly but I have linked others on LIKEtoKNOW.it, below.  You can find me here for shopping details or below on my Instagram or LTK.it.  

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 My hair looks so yellow in this pic, due to the sun setting!  Purple shampoo... to the rescue!!   

My hair looks so yellow in this pic, due to the sun setting!  Purple shampoo... to the rescue!!

 

 Have you tried Chico's Brigette slacks!  They are a fave of mine!!   

Have you tried Chico's Brigette slacks!  They are a fave of mine!!

 

So back to the question at hand?  Are you a rebel?  And how are you rebelling?  

Have a great week and as always, thank you for reading the blog.  My goal is to share chic, authentic and ageless style; covering fashion, beauty, and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  I truly really appreciate you!

xx

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A Fan... Yes!

Favorite Products, Home, Fashion, LifestyleJan Correll4 Comments
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If you're like me and have suffered through hot flashes or night sweats, you want a solution!  Yes, a fan works wonders but typically only cools your face, or can sometimes cool you down, too much!  Cold tile floors work wonders, too!  However, they are not always convenient.

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Nights have been the worst for me!  Hot/cold, cold/hot!  Covers off, covers on!  To say I drive Mr. Silver batty at times is an understatement and no...he does not get to weigh in!  Tee hee!  However, I found a sleep solution a few years back that truly helps and I don't wear any other pajamas to bed.  The brand is Soma, trusted by many including me, (love the Vanishing Back!)  But back to PJs, the line is called, Cool Nights and is a Soma Solution, which features their signature fabric that feels cool against your skin.  They are very soft and so comfortable.  I highly recommend them to you.   In fact, I recently had to "retire" a few pairs, so when SOMA approached me to collaborate, I jumped at the chance!!  Ladies, if you or your daughters, mothers or any female friend is having "hot flushes" or night sweats... order them a pair!  And with Mother's Day on the way... they make great gifts.  

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Cool Night PJs have a special tag to indicate they are in fact Cool Nights, as Soma sells other pajama's that do not have this special fabric!  I have linked my PJ's below in the gallery.  However, be sure to look at the full selection, there are many beautiful prints and options to choose from.  

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Have you tried Cool Nights?  And if you have, do you love them as much as I do?   Please comment and let me know!!  As you can tell, I am a "fan" of Cool Nights.   They have helped improve my sleep, (lord knows... I need my beauty sleep,) And I was already planning this post long before they reached out! Seriously, girlfriends!  TREAT yourself to some Cool Nights.

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Thank you to Soma for sponsoring this post!  All opinions are my own.  I only feature and promote, what I find valuable to pass along to my readers. 

Have a great rest of the week and as always, thanks for stopping by.  My goal is to share authentic ageless style; fashion, beauty and relevant lifestyle information as we share this fun, ageless journey together!  I appreciate you!

XOXO

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Hair Worries

Favorite Products, Beauty, LifestyleJan Correll4 Comments
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Have you ever looked at the shower drain after washing your hair and exclaimed, "oh my?"  Or looked at your hairline in a magnifying mirror and seen more scalp showing?  I can answer "yes" to both those questions.  And if you can too, then this post is for you!  

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My hair is thick, coarse and wavy.  Over the last few years due to thyroid issues and hashimoto's, I feel that I have lost a lot of hair.  Although I would not say my hair is thin, I would say it was thinning.  I even went so far as to speak with my endocrinologist about my concerns.  He tweaked my medicine, but that did not seem to help much.  I was getting concerned and reading everything I could about thinning hair on the web.  Lucky for me, I heard from a company that addressed my problem... KeraHealth.

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I have to say, I was a bit skeptical at first but after doing my research, was intrigued and agreed to work with them.  What makes the product unique is the patented technology ingredient, KerCysteine – an exclusive product developed by scientists in the South of France that provides hair follicles with the necessary, highly absorbable amino acids, to stimulate and improve the production of the natural structural elements of hair. Importantly, the ingredients in Kerahealth Women and KeraHealth Men are naturally sourced, and the supplements are manufactured in an FDA approved facility in the USA.  I would suggest you do your own research here as I am not a scientist nor a doctor.  If you are interested in the results of their clinical studies you can read more about them here.  

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After two months, of use, I am extremely pleased.  I am seeing new hair growth and my hair is much shinier and feels thicker, too.  I don't see nearly as much breakage when drying or using hair tools.  In fact, I plan to buy the product for my Mom, daughter, and DIL.  My Mom has experienced thinning hair for years and both of my girls went through the typical hair loss after pregnancies.  

My hair is important to me as it is to most people and I will do whatever I can to maintain it.  KeraHealth has now become part of my regimen.  This product seriously works and I highly recommend it.  As mentioned above, they also make a men's product available here.

KeraHealth is offering my readers a 10% discount.  When ordering here you may use the code: JAN10.  Please... if you decide to purchase KeraHealth, comment and share your results to spread the word for others having the same "hair worries."

Wearing a J. Crew blouse from the closet and a sweater from Soft Surroundings.  Details in the gallery below.  

Thank you to KeraHealth for sponsoring this post.  All opinions are my own and I only share products, styles, and brands that I believe in, wear or have tested.

As always, thank you for reading and stopping by the blog.  My goal is to share authentic ageless style; fashion, beauty and relevant lifestyle information as we share this journey together!  I so appreciate you, my friends and readers!

XOXO

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Rainy Days and Mondays

Fashion, Favorite ProductsJan Correll4 Comments
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There are Mondays, and then there are rainy Mondays.  Blah!  But I have to tell you that when I went out for a stroll around town in my new pink coat, I was feeling anything but blah!  I had pep in my step due to this bright pink rain jacket from Crossings on Main, in Ft. Mill.  Located around the corner from where these pics were taken.  I saw this coat over the winter (which comes in a variety of colors) and told the owner (and my friend) Cathie Smith, I had to have the pink!  The jacket is made in Italy and is very high quality and can be worn year round, especially if you live in the south.  I will be wearing this throughout the spring and summer rain or shine!  

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I like to shop locally whenever I can and as a frequent Crossing's customer, Cathie has offered to pass along a 15% discount on this coat (mention that Silver sent you or give them the code SILVER.)  I promise you will love it.  I have included their website and contact here.  Call them and they will ship it out to you!  

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Also featured in these pictures are black hunter boots (linked in the gallery below) a polka-dot umbrella from Nordstrom Rack, closet staples; black pants and a black turtleneck and a gold alligator ring found at TJ Maxx.  

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Hope you all have a great week! Thanks so much for stopping by and reading the blog.   I sincerely appreciate your support!  xoxo

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My Favorite Things.1

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Have you ever noticed how Disney's Sleeping Beauty looked beautiful even when she was sleeping? Her hair is perfect. Her skin is flawless…and her lips are rosy, red! 

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Photo by Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Wavebreak Media / Getty Images

 

I know that I don’t look like “Sleeping Beauty” while trying to get my 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night, but I was determined to find out how to wake up without extra wrinkles on my face and silky-smooth hair… even though I toss and turn most nights.  Through my research, I found this article by Lauren Valenti of Marie Claire, which shares the benefits of sleeping on a silk pillowcase, as well as a HuffPost Style article by Julee Wilson.  After reading both, I decided to test out this theory myself.  And the results are in!   I highly recommend sleeping on a silk pillowcase.  It truly prolongs a hairstyle and helps controls frizz. I also notice an improvement in my skin; less redness and fewer creases.   I’m sure my favorite nighttime moisturizer helps as well, but more on that in an upcoming post.

 

As you can imagine, my silk pillowcase has now become one of my Favorite Things!  Watch out, Aurora!

 

Below are some links to some different grades of silk pillowcases.  However, you can find them all over the web.  I purchased the first one below.

 

If you decide to try a silk pillowcase out for yourself, please leave your comments below or on my Facebook page!  I truly want to hear how it has worked for you!!

 My hair, after sleeping on a silk pillowcase.

My hair, after sleeping on a silk pillowcase.

BYE BYE LIP LINES

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I have many products I love and I look forward to sharing many of these with you.   I also want to hear back on your favorites, too! 

I use the Lady Primrose Lip Full Fill product year round. I put it on first thing in the morning and at night before I go to bed. Lady Primrose Lip Full Fill moisturizes your lips but also does more.  My experience is that if you have lip lines, or dry, chapped lips it really eliminates the lines and improves chapped lips quickly.  I can honestly say my lips have never been so smooth, and no lip lines.  I love this product and swear by it!  And the BEST thing is the price for how amazing it works! 

I purchase mine on Amazon.  Enjoy!