Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I wouldn't die, but I would suffer greatly without this product...

Enlivening Amino-AG Eye Treatment

silky gel-cream that diminishes puffiness and dark circles while it firms the delicate eye area , This eye cream is fantastic and as delicious as a $300 one ( it's only $38) I love, love this product. TRUST ME you will too !

Alanine and Glutamine, and a powerful antioxidant, Jojoba Leaf will improve softness and prevent the signs of aging. Coix Seed and Tocopherol-Vitamin E reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles. Willowherb, a unique anti-irritant, Jujube Fruit and other beneficial ingredients help accelerate cell renewal and smooth the appearance of fine lines.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Say Good Bye To Mr. Bush

Your Mr. Bush that is. This ad for Townhouse Spa and Beauty Bar, showcasing their 40% off a bikini or Brazilian wax is the best inaugural promo I have have ever seen. Townhouse Spa, on 56th street in NYC, a "classy" place, accurately identified a Bush issue that Republicans and Democrats alike can all agree upon. In fact, many would say it's the first good thing that Bush has done for women in 8 years.

Hello Mr. Obama

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

How to deflate puffy eyes

Apply cool tea bags, an ice cube wrapped in soft cloth, or cucumber slices to your eyes. The tannin in tea bags has been shown to reduce swelling and discoloration, and cucumber slices have long been used to reduce puffiness and refresh the appearance of skin around the eyes. Lie down, preferably in the morning, and leave fresh cucumber slices or cool, damp caffeinated tea bags (you can refrigerate them overnight so they’ll be ready) over your eyes for about 10-15 minutes.

Also ,try to Rinse your face in cold water when you wake up or when puffy eyes attack anytime of the day to constrict blood vessels and reduce swelling. This a great energizer. And remember drink enough water !Drinking water will also reduce eye puffiness.

When a person is dehydrated the body starts storing water as a defense system and this will add to puffiness around the eyes. If you continually have eye puffiness go see your doctor . You could be having symptoms of sinusitis or allergies .

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Go Away Winter time Blues

Sad bunnies in the northern hemisphere will need this most in January, February and March. While kittens in the southern hemisphere will want it in July, August and September. Lack of sunshine can make us all feel a bit down in the dumps so Lush has done it's best to bottle it. Happy for SAD is an 'ultra-violet' shower gel (it's very purple!) scented with a bunch of the cheery, stimulating essential oils. Rose to restore happy feelings, uplifting, refreshing mandarin and a drop or two of the wonderful neroli, said to relieve tension and stress and give a feeling of euphoria to all who smell it. Whenever you feel the dull, dark days and long nights getting you down, get up with Happy for SAD.

More tip to chase the blues away

1. Go outside and walk briskly with your face in the light -- even if it's gray outside -- for 20 minutes every day. Both the light and the exercise will kick up your feel-good serotonin. Of course, if the wind-chill outside will deep-freeze your face, find a health club with windows, locate a treadmill or a stationary bike in the brightest light, and hop on.

2. Keep your curtains or blinds pulled open all the way so sunlight (or daylight, even on cloudy days) can pour into your living/work space.

3. Paint your walls light colors -- they'll reflect the light.

4.If your car has a sunroof, let in the light while you drive (singing along to your favorite songs is optional, but I recommend that too).

5.Increase the wattage of your light bulbs to between 5,000 and 10,000 lux (units of light). Choose subcompact fluorescent bulbs, a bit more expensive but mine have lasted 7+ years. The newer bulbs don't have the annoying flicker and strange light the old fluorescent tubes once had, use 25% less energy than a standard bulb, and fit in most fixtures. If you have any sort of a desk job, buy a full spectrum light box (available online) and aim it at your languishing self for an hour a day.

6.Add the raw materials your body needs to make more serotonin by taking these supplements every day: 2 grams of fish oil and one B complex 100.

7.Eat a small amount of high-quality carbohydrates with every meal and as snacks throughout your day. Fruits, nuts, veggies, and whole grains are among the best choices, as are beans, soups, and oatmeal. You need a little carbohydrate at every meal for your brain to produce serotonin. In fact, craving comfort foods in the winter is your body's cry for more carbs to boost serotonin -- but, please, if you want to keep your weight stable, make good food choices most of the time.
Premenstrual aggravation of wintertime blues is very common. If you notice a worsening in the week or so before your period, understand that your hormones are taking your serotonin levels on a roller-coaster ride: when your estrogen drops, as it does in the week before your period, your feel-good serotonin goes right along with it.

8. Try alternative therapies: acupuncture and Chinese herbal remedies -- together called traditional Chinese medicine -- have a seasonal component that make them effective for mild wintertime blues. Flower essence therapies like honeysuckle, mustard, and sweet chestnut all have antidepressant and energizing qualities. And bodywork therapies such as massage and Reiki allow your chi to flow freely thought your body, reducing symptoms of wintertime blues.

If after trying the ideas in items 1-8 your symptoms haven't budged, consider taking St. John's wort or 5HTP, both of which increase serotonin levels.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Worst Beauty Trends of 2008 !!!

Good Bye 2008 - Hello 2009

5 Beauty trends we can all live with out

Face yoga. A new-agey alternative to injections (I usually love this stuff), face yoga hit the high-end gym scene. You were supposed to stretch, yawn, and puff out your cheeks to reduce your wrinkles. I didn't like sticking my tongue out like that. Plus: It doesn't work.

Eyebrow and lash transplants. If you lost your brows and lashes from alocpecia or chemotherapy, these procedures are great. As beauty treatments? Not so much. Stick with pencils, powders, and false lashes.

Pastel hair. Sure, Pink and Lily Allen pulled off baby blue and sugary pink dye jobs. But if you don't perform on a stage, skip this. Besides, these shades fade fast. And maybe that's a good thing.

Bowl-cut bangs. The black wigs and black lips look at Yves Saint Laurent's fall show sent a shiver down my spine. Those bowl-cut bangs looked sick on the runway, but they were downright weird for everyday. Wisely, women tried the models' black lip gloss and left the hair on the cutting room floor.


Now give yourself one point for every beauty disaster you sidestepped.
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