Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Eco-friendly Bags and Bacteria

Many of us are now using those reusable grocery bags  to carry home all our healthy beauty foods instead of paper or plastic.  That's good, but I heard there is something for us to worry about.  

A study done by the American Chemistry Council found that those reusable bags can carry bacteria from newly purchased food.  That doesn't mean you have to go back the plastic bags. It just means we need to clean our reusable bags. 

The remedy: keep your reusable bags clean by washing them frequently with laundry detergent, rinse, and let them air dry.


Have a Healthy Day!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Class Reunion Makeup Pt. 2



Yesterday, we helped your skin look a little younger and brighter by adding color with blush and bronzer. Today we will focus on accenting your eyes and lips.

Look younger by adding more color to the eyes and lips.  Use a soft shimmer and matte eye shadows in shades of brown, taupe, peach or gray.  

Apply a thin line of dark brown, charcoal or black eyeliner to the top lash line. 

Curl your lashes for a lifting effect.  

Then, take your time applying 2 or 3 coats of brown/black or black mascara to your top lashes.  Apply one thin coat of mascara to the bottom lashes.  

Finish with a rosy or peachy coral lipstick topped with a little lip gloss to create fuller, moist, more youthful lips.

Everyone at your class reunion will be amazed at how young and beautiful you look with you fresh makeup.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Aveda and Wind Energy

The Aveda Corporation is the first beauty company to manufacturer beauty products using 100% wind power.  

They are also the largest purchaser of organic ingredients in the world!

And of course, there is no animal testing. Find Aveda  hair, skin and body products at salons.

  aveda.com 

Have a Beautiful Day!

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Travel Size Toiletries

My bag is packed and at the door ready for travel.

I found this great site that has every toiletry you could possibly need for traveling in small 3 oz sizes. 

www.3floz.com has an amazing variety of small size toiletries, TSA approved, that are perfect for your carry on bag.  The women who created the site sell only their favorite brands including Tan Towels and Archipelago Botanicals. They even have stores in airports! Stop by their site to check it out   Happy Travels.

Have a Beautiful Day!

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Beauty Sleep Tip #1

Sleep.  Most of us don't get enough of it.  The recommended amount of sleep for adults is 7-8 hours per night, not the 6 1/2 that I usually get!  Our bodies are very busy while we sleep especially the skin.  It is removing toxins, building elastic fibers that support the skin (we need those fibers to look younger) and revitalizing skin cells.  

Tip to help you sleep better: A warm shower right before bed relaxes the muscles and warms the body for a better night's sleep. 

Better sleep, better skin!

Have a Beautiful Day!

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Q & A: Lip Waxing

Q. Will waxing my upper lip make the hair come back thicker and darker?

A. No.  The first time your upper lip is waxed, the hair will grow  back the same as it was.  It may seem darker because you quickly got used to the skin being smooth and hair free.  Keep on waxing. Hairs become damaged from repeatedly being pulled out.  Hair growth becomes lighter and some hairs won't come back at all!  This is true for any area that is waxed.  Most people have their upper lip waxed every 2-4 weeks depending on how fast their hair grows. Be patient, Eventually the hair will lighten up.

Have a Beautiful Day!

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Warm Woolen Mittens!

It's not winter yet, but it's not too early to get out the winter gloves!

Dry Autumn air can cause your hands to get dry.  It's better to begin wearing the woolly mittens early before the chapping gets out of control. 

Also, step up the hand cream usage now to prevent chapping. Apply it morning and bedtime and after washing your hands. Keep lotion bottles handy beside your bed, by the sink, in your car, on your desk, etc. And don't forget the rubber gloves while cleaning an doing dishes!

Have a Beautiful Day!