Personal Kits from Safety Girl

Do you ever feel like you’re always forgetting something when you leave the house? Always be prepared and leave your worries at home with Safety Girl’s Personal Kits. These kits have everything a woman could ever need, whether you’re going to work, school, on a date, or out with friends. Choose from standards and deluxe options and enjoy discounts for ordering five or more kits, too.

The Safety Girl Personal Kit puts control in your hands and the freedom to have fun, be prepared, and stay safe, all at the same time. This great little kit includes hand sanitizer, mouthwash, nail clippers, and a Shout stain-removing wipe to keep you feeling clean and fresh. For unexpected headaches and pains, the kit includes Motrin for quick relief.

To keep you prepared for “that time of the month,” the Safety Girl Personal Kit includes OB tampons with a concealing feminine case. If that special moment arrives, Safety Girl also keeps you safe with two Trojan Condoms.  Finally, every girl needs her chocolate, and the kit includes a delicious square of Ghiradelli Chocolate. All these great personal items fit into one stylish pink mesh bag for an unbeatable price of $11.99. Discounts are available for ordering five or more and these kits make great gifts!

The Safety Girl Deluxe Personal Kit includes even more great personal items. With this kit, you’ll have everything you need to stay safe, have fun, and even spend the night unexpectedly. The kit includes everything in the Safety Girl Personal Kit plus clear nail polish to fix any finger nail or pantyhose ailments, Wet Ones wipes, a 3-in-1 brush to keep your hair under control, a Colgate travel toothbrush, and Crest toothpaste. All these great personal items fit into a snazzy pink travel bag for just $16.99 each, with discounts available for ordering five or more.

Visit Safety Girl’s website for more details on these handy kits and order yours today!

Have a Drama-Free Holiday Season

You’ve finished your holiday shopping, wrapped your gifts, baked your Christmas cookies, and now it’s time for a family get-together. Many of us look forward to seeing family on the holidays, but the happiness can quickly dissolve if family drama ensues.

Safety Girl is at your side with a few tips for a stress-free holiday season.

Host a better dinner or party. Make bringing family members and friends together for Christmas dinner tension-free:

  • Mix friends and family. Guests are more likely to act with kindness and civility when they are unfamiliar with some of the other guests. If you know friends who are staying in town for the holidays and don’t have anywhere to go, invite them to your party. Not only will they act as buffers for any difficult family members, but they also might be overjoyed to be invited to celebrate with your family.
  • Rely on the funny guy (or girl). Everyone’s family has a joker, so rely on him or her to break the ice with a joke or humorous comment. A little bit of laughter will make everyone feel more at ease.
  • Smile. It’s the holiday season, after all. Numerous studies have shown that smiling, whether you’re happy or not, can make you feel happier and less anxious. Studies have also shown that smiling creates a positive and comforting effect for those around you.

Say the right thing. Some topics just shouldn’t be up for discussion at a Christmas party. If you know what sets your mother-in-law off, for example, don’t have that conversation. Touchy subjects usually include, tense sibling relationships, other family members’ relationship problems (including divorce and separation), money, religion, politics, and past arguments.

Take a break. Whether you’re a house guest or if you’re hosting, it’s important to take time for yourself, whether you feel like you need it or not. If you need a break, go in the other room and call a friend, take a walk or jog, listen to music, or even offer to run to the grocery store. When you return, you’ll feel ready to engage with your family 100%.

Safety Girl’s Pink Ribbon Products

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and what better way to support breast cancer research than with Safety Girl’s Pink Ribbon Products. Safety Girl and many of our vendors are proud to contribute to breast cancer research by selling a variety of pink ribbon products. A percentage of the proceeds of these products are donated to breast cancer awareness and research causes, both of which help the number of breast cancer survivors continue to rise.

Check out a few of Safety Girl’s Pink Ribbon safety products:

Safety Girl’s Pink Pepper Spray is the perfect self-defense tool. This Sabre pepper spray features twenty-five shots of maximum strength pepper formula delivered through a ballistic stream that reduces wind blowback. The unit includes a detachable key ring with a quick release for ease of use.

Sabre Red Personal Pepper Spray

Having a flashlight on your keychain can come in handy, whether you’re trying to find your lipstick in your purse or need a little guiding light while walking to your car. Whatever your needs are, Safety Girl’s Pink Flashlight by Streamlight is the perfect keychain flashlight. This tiny nano light is weatherproof and is packed with an LED bulb that lasts approximately 100,000 hours. With each flashlight sale, Streamlight will donate $1.00 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Although Maglites often bring to mind the heavy-duty police flashlights, Maglite actually makes a flashlight small enough to fit in a pocket or purse. Weighing less than one ounce, the Pink Maglite Flashlight is created with the same attention to detail as the larger Maglites. Complete with a key ring and highly adjustable beam, this tiny flashlight is also shock and water-resistant. Purchasing this tiny Maglite also supports Breast Cancer Research: what more could you ask for?

These are just a few of Safety Girl’s fantastic pink ribbon products: check the website for the entire selection!

Getting Out of an Abusive Relationship

One of the most difficult aspects of domestic violence to understand is why victims stay in abusive relationships when their physical and emotional health and well-being are at high risk. When in an abusive relationship, most victims feel helpless, embarrassed, and worthless, and they are most likely scared of what may happen if they leave. Below are the most common reasons victims of domestic violence remain in abusive relationships.

  • Fear. Fear is the most common reason victims stay in a harmful relationship. Whether or not the relationship involves physical abuse, fear is a justified feeling. Abusive partners that threaten or attempt to kill their partner are serious about their intentions and an escape plan must involve careful planning and resources.
  • Economic dependency. If the victim of domestic violence is not financially independent, leaving an abusive relationship can lead to poverty, homelessness, and economic despair. It is important for victims of domestic violence to understand that there are public assistance programs available to help them survive independently after leaving an abusive relationship.
  • Lack of support. The cycle of domestic violence often isolates a victim from important family members and friends that may be able to help the victim.
  • Children. Children complicate a domestic violence situation because leaving an abusive relationship will involve raising children alone and stressful, and sometimes unjust, custody battles.
  • Shame, guilt, conditioning, religious beliefs and societal norms. Victims of domestic violence may feel any and all of these feelings, causing them to stay in an abusive relationship.

If you are a victim of domestic violence and have made the brave decision to leave your abusive relationship, remember that safety should be your first priority. If you are concerned about your safety, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline for advice and call the police. If you can, work with a trusted friend or family member to create an escape plan. Remember, it is likely that your abusive partner will take action against you. Take the following information, documents, and belongings with you:

  • Legal documents: birth certificates, social security cards, driver’s license, passport, car title, insurance documents, mortgage, etc.
  • Evidence of abuse: journal or written documentation and photographs.
  • Financial means: cash, credit cards, and debit cards.
  • Contact information: crisis hotline, support group, domestic violence shelter, trusted family member or friend, and an attorney.
  • Any personal belongings that you can take that have sentimental value.

Are You Remembering Your Monthly Breast Self-Exam?

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) is every October, but just because it’s already over, doesn’t mean we should put breast cancer in the back of our minds.

PinkAccording to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, breast cancer refers to the formation of malignant (cancerous) cells in the breast.  Although men and women of any age, race, or ethnicity can develop breast cancer, breast cancer is the second most common cancer in United States women. Approximately 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, and over 40,000 will die of the disease each year.

Signs and symptoms of breast cancer are usually expressed through changes in how the breast or nipples feel. Changes include increased tenderness in the breast or nipples, thickening or lumps, or changes in breast skin color or texture. Nipple discharge may also occur.

Although family and medical history can increase the risk of breast cancer, everyone can make lifestyle choices that may reduce the risk of breast cancer. Eating a healthy, low-fat diet that includes a variety of fruits and vegetables and exercising regularly reduce the risk of breast cancer. Avoiding alcohol and smoking may also reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.

In addition to having mammograms and annual breast exams at the appropriate ages, all women have the power to detect breast cancer early by performing monthly breast self-exams. There are three parts to the self-exam:

  1. In the shower: move flat fingers over every part of the breast, observing any lumps, hard knots, or thickening. Use the right fingers to examine the left breast and vice versa.
  2. In front of a mirror: raise straight arms over your head, looking for any swelling or dimpling in the breasts or changes in the nipples. Bring your arms down, rest your hands on your hips, and flex your chest muscles, again looking for any changes. It’s normal for the breasts not to look exactly alike.
  3. Lying down: prop a pillow under your right shoulder and place your right arm straight behind your head. With flat fingers, use your left hand to examine the right breast, similarly to the way you examined them in the shower, but use a variety of different pressures. Repeat on the other side.

If you find a lump, contact your doctor, but don’t be too alarmed. Approximately 80% of all breast lumps are not cancerous.