I recently discovered…… blogger. I have a whole new crazy layout that I’m setting up.. and because of this there will be much more in-depth tutorials on all skin, lip and and haircare. Not sure if I’ll keep this tumblr up and running, it might be too much to keep updated all together. We shall see tho. This is just a heads up for everyone who is following/re-blogging my posts.
I’ll post the new URL on here as soon as I get everything right where I want it.
You guys can also follow my personal tumblr if you want !
8 tablespoons of a dairy product (choose between: whole milk, heavy cream, yogurt, coconut milk, or almond milk.) Use less dairy for a thicker paste. Yogurt is perfect if you have dry skin and make sure it’s unflavored.
2 tablespoons of honey or lemon juice if you have oily skin
What to do ?
Mix the ground coffee and cocoa powder in a bowl.
Add the dairy product and stir until it becomes a paste
Stir in honey (works better if you warm it up first)
Apply the paste to your clean face and let dry
Wet a washcloth and press it on your face to loosen the mask then simply rinse with warm water - You should avoid rubbing your face because the coffee grounds could scratch your face.
Runa is proud to introduce you to GUAYUSA (gwhy-you-sa), a native Amazonian tree leaf that has been brewed like tea for thousands of years by indigenous communities. With more caffeine and double the antioxidants of any tea, guayusa offers clear, focused energy - what the native Kichwa people call “mental strength and courage.”
I currently work at the Seafood Department at this store called Wegmans Food Market. We sell a few organic items occasionally. Organic shrimp is one of them ! Here’s the website to check out the farm raised shrimp from Ecuador. www.organicwonder.com You can read about how they’re farmed and how they live. You can also read about the benefits.
I’ve personally tried organic shrimp and love it. It’s sweeter than any other shrimp. If I could afford it, I would constantly buy it.
I love Naked Juice/Smoothies. They are a little pricey but OH SO DELICIOUS. I also had a Luna Protein bar which I recommend for all you women out there ! (It’s made for women, yet I have seen men eating it before…….) And of course.. a fruit ! I love fruit of any kind !
I only feed my dog natural dog food. I recently found this brand and I’ve fallen in love with it. So as he ! I recommend this ! My dog is the most pickiest eater EVER. I could not get him to eat anything…. till this. I just hope I haven’t spoken too soon. :/ It’s a little pricy but totally worth it…. especially if you have a picky eater on your hands like I do.
2 Tablespoons olive oil 2 leeks, chopped (discard dark green leaves) 3 cloves of garlic, sliced 2 carrots, sliced thin 2 cups of cremini mushrooms, sliced 1/2 teaspoon each of thyme, celery seed, black pepper and rosemary (adjust to taste) 2 Tablespoons mirin (rice wine) or red wine 1/2 cup of miso paste dissolves in one cup boiling water 5 cups of water or organic vegetable stock 2 cups cooked dried chickpeas, or one 15 oz. can parsley for garnish
In a frying pan, saute the leeks and garlic and carrots until tender in olive oil, then add the mushrooms and spices. When the mushrooms start to transform, add the miso, wine, stock and let simmer together for about 15 minutes. Then add the chickpeas. Garnish each portion with parsley.
This soup is best served with wild rice or soba noodles.
Not all of us can afford to go 100% organic. The solution? Focus on just those foods that come with the heaviest burden of pesticides, chemicals, additives and hormones. Whenever possible, deploy your organic spending power to buy organic versions of the following foods (in no particular order). Can’t find organic versions of these foods? In some cases, we’ve listed safer alternatives that contain similar valuable vitamins and minerals.
1. Meat. Contrary to a widely reported “fact,” meat typically contains less pesticide residue than plant-based foods, according to Debra Edwards, the director of EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs.
That said, raising animals with conventional modern methods often means using hormones to speed up growth, antibiotics to resist disease and pesticides to grow the grain fed to the animals. As the EPA puts it in an Ag 101 feature, “Antibiotics, pesticides, and hormones are organic compounds which are used in animal feeding operations and may pose risks if they enter the environment.”
Consumers looking to avoid meats raised with these substances can seek out certified organic meat. To meet USDA standards, this meat can come only from animals fed organic feed and given no hormones or antibiotics.
2. Milk. Pesticides and other man-made chemicals have been found in human breast milk, so it should come as no surprise that they have been found in dairy products. While any residues detected have been rare, and of low concentration, milk is of special concern because it is a staple of children’s diets.
Organic dairies cannot feed their cows with grains grown with pesticides, nor can they use antibiotics or growth hormones like rGBH or rbST.
3. Coffee. Many of the beans you buy are grown in countries that don’t regulate use of chemicals and pesticides. Look for the Fair Trade Certified Organic label on the coffee package or can; it will give you some assurance that chemicals and pesticides were not used on the plants. It will also mean that fair prices were paid for the end product in support of the farm and that farm workers are treated fairly.
4. Peaches. Multiple pesticides are regularly applied to these delicately skinned fruits in conventional orchards. Can’t find organic? Safe alternatives: watermelon, tangerines, oranges and grapefruit.
5. Apples. Scrubbing and peeling doesn’t eliminate chemical residue completely so it’s best to buy organic when it comes to apples. Peeling a fruit or vegetable also strips away many of their beneficial nutrients. Can’t find organic? Safe alternatives: watermelon, bananas and tangerines.
6. Sweet bell peppers. Peppers have thin skins that don’t offer much of a barrier to pesticides. They’re often heavily sprayed and victim to pesticides commonly used to keep them insect-free. Can’t find organic? Safe alternatives: green peas, broccoli and cabbage.
7. Celery. Celery has no protective skin, which makes it almost impossible to wash off the chemicals that are used on conventional crops. Can’t find organic? Safe alternatives: broccoli, radishes and onions.
8. Strawberries. If you buy strawberries out of season, they’re most likely imported from countries that use less-stringent regulations for pesticide use. Can’t find organic? Safe alternatives: blueberries, kiwi and pineapples.
9. Lettuces. Leafy greens are frequently contaminated with what are considered the most potent pesticides used on food. Can’t find organic? Safe alternatives: cabbage, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts.
10. Grapes. Imported grapes run a much greater risk of contamination than those grown domestically. Vineyards can be sprayed with different pesticides during different growth periods of the grape, and no amount of washing or peeling will eliminate contamination because of the grape’s thin skin. Can’t find organic? Safe alternatives: blueberries, kiwi and raspberries.
11. Potatoes. America’s popular spud ranks high for pesticide residue. It also gets the double whammy of fungicides added to the soil for growing. Can’t find organic? Safe alternatives: eggplant, cabbage and earthy mushrooms.
12. Tomatoes. A tomato’s easily punctured skin is no match for chemicals that will eventually permeate it. Can’t find organic? Safe alternatives: green peas, broccoli and asparagus.
Fondue is easy and comforting, and studies show that chocolate actually improves your mood. Chocolate is the star of the show, so buy the highest-quality bars and cocoa you can afford. A tiny bit of coffee, while optional, helps intensify the chocolate flavor.
Serves: 4 Prep: 5 min Cook: 10 min Total: 15 min
2/3 cup evaporated skim milk
3 tbsp agave nectar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp espresso powder or instant coffee granules (optional)
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup cubed angel food cake
2 cups fresh fruit (sliced kiwi, bananas, and mango*)
Directions 1. Combine evaporated milk, agave nectar, vanilla extract, and espresso powder in a small heavy-bottomed saucepan. Place over medium heat and cook until mixture begins to bubble around the edges. Remove from heat.
2. Whisk in cocoa powder until well blended. Add chocolate. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Whisk until chocolate is well blended; pour mixture into a fondue pot to keep it warm. (Add more milk if mixture becomes too thick.)
3. Use forks or skewers to dip cake and fruit into chocolate.
Recipe Notes *Note: If fresh seasonal fruits are sparse, try dipping dried fruits such as apricots, figs, apples, and dates.
"If you spend 15 minutes a day doing the deed, your checks will have a natural flush, your lips will have a perfect red pout and your skin will glow." According to YouBeauty.com
2. Save Face
"Even if you stay out of the sun, you still may be at risk for premature pruning" Says YouBeauty.com Sex increases the blood flow throughout your body which brings nutrients and oxygen to the skin, while this is being done you are SAVING your skin from wrinkles !
3. Sex Does The Body Good
Sex brings you confidence !
4. Hair Hair Hair
Sex gives you a nice head of hair ! More blood flow means more healthy hair !
5. Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Sex is the best stress reliever !
6. Busting Out
"Breasts enlarge by 25 percent and nipple height increases by a half inch."
Sex can give you a full cardio work out. It’s actually compared to Zumba.
8. Fountain of Youth
"If a woman has a average sex life, her real age can be two to eight years younger."