12 foods to eat when Feeling bloated

Ate too much and feeling gassy?

Or maybe its almost that time of the month?

These are the foods, herbs and spices to use to relieve the pressure

 

The quick list…

  • Bananas (the more ripe the better)
  • Pineapple
  • Watermelon
  • Papaya
  • Oatmeal
  • Yogurt
  • Cucumber
  • Celery
  • Turmeric
  • ginger
  • Rosemary
  • Fennel (esp. the seeds which you can brew a tea with)

Why not make your own Pineapple Yogurt or banana oatmeal, or salad with the items!

 

What is in them that does this?

12 foods to eat when Feeling bloated

Royal Fashion Hacks

What hacks do Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and sister in law Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle use?

I have heard the royals can be clever and resourceful but adding small curtain weights into the hem of the Queen’s dresses (yes meaning it has to be re-hemmed or the dress is tailored for her).  I usually wear a pair of shorts underneath if I wear a skirt, and the first time I did that wasn’t because of weather. I did this as I was going to my first school dance and good thing I did. The boys were running and then sliding across the floor on their backs trying to look up skirts! When they did it to me, I laughed at them and asked what they think they see.

Before I get on to the Royal Hacks, I must touch upon the hats. Obviously used during special occasions, like Weddings, the Horse races (they even do it in Kentucky) but Is this the English’s way to let their Freak Flag Fly?

Those hats, one thing as an American, I don’t understand why some go from dainty to so

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Tea Tree Oil

My favorite Shampoo is this Tea Tree Oil one I always see at supercuts. So one time they had travel sizes and even though it was $5 and Tea Tree Special Shampoo 10.4 fl ozchange I think (maybe a little less) I bought it to try as I had the green tea treatment done there once and Loved how it felt.

Tee Tree Special Shampoo (pick your own size/price)

I love how it feels as it makes your head tingle and feel nice ad cool and most important….CLEAN! I use this to wash with every other washing or once a week if I have to wash a few times. (every other to every 2 days)

Besides your hair, tea tree oil is a multipurpose everyday product.

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Use it on insect bites especially mosquitoes which I’ve used it for.  I’ve heard it can be used for

  1. acne,
  2. Anti-fungal for nails and athlete’s foot
  3. Cold Sores
  4. Lice
  5. Anti-bacterial/antiseptic
  6. Disinfect
  7. Mold Remedy
  8. Toothaches
  9. Antifungal for Aquarium/fish care
  10. bedbugs & mites
  11. Body Odor (it has its own strong smell though)
  12. Boils Blisters and burns
  13. Dry Skin
  14. Humidifier
  15. Respiratory/congestion
  16. insect bites

100% Pure Tea Tree Oil

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The Best Homemade Remedy for Sunburn, According to a Dermatologist

Oh My.. I just realized I didn’t publish any posts last month.  Please do forgive me, as I wasn’t quite with it. my cat passed on and I’m still having up and down moods on top of my anxiety and depression. Anyway a little better now So I’ll see if I can get maybe 2 out this month

Always remember (and I can’t stress this enough) use no lower than a 30 SPF if you are only running errands. But if You will be out in the sun all day you need at least a 50 if not higher SPF with UVA/UVB protection. (the ‘a’ are the rays that make you age and the ‘b” is for the ones that make you burn.) If you are fairs skinned then you will need to put it on around every  half hour, more often if you are actually at the beach or in water. Those with Olive skin and darker need only  put it on once an hour. And Put more on when you are about to go in the water. (remember water is reflective. Frankly that’s the only time I do burn!)

However the best of us that safely sun still sometimes get a burn here or there (like I said I usually get one when I go IN the water at the beach.

 

 The Best Homemade Remedy for Sunburn, According to a Dermatologist

to  Zi’s Beauty Balm facebook page.

For as long as I’ve lived I can remember we always kept Noxema moisturizing cleanser in the refrigerator and when we got a burn We’d put it on as soon we got out of a nice cool shower.

Along with that we used to use those aloe gels, but a lot of them are just sticky feeling so I wouldn’t recommend those unless its a last resort.(and mixed with some of your favorite moisturizer)

Since I have an Aloe plant (and love when its gets big as I harvest it and just put the gel and water from it in a pot, with some lemon to preserve it and leave it in the back of the top shelf of the fridge. (It will keep for at least 6 months if yours is as cold as ours. Some things freeze sometimes on the top shelf.

 

P.S. Lemon is suppose to help reduce sun spots. (especially when you use it BEFORE you get them. Lemon is a natural bleach, when used on your hair to! Hint Hint

Dry Shampoo

With the summer here, and running from work to the beach or a party with barely time in between to get home and shower. Or when you are trying to preserve a coloring, perm or straightening.. Dry shampoo is a good way to keep your hair clean without over shampooing. (a real shampooing every other to ever 2 days is better for your hair.)

*all links are to amazon for your ordering convenience (unless otherwise noted) as well so you can see other versions.

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Years ago I came across Batiste Dry shampoo which was a spray. I can’t remember where i purchased it or how I found out about it but its great for after the beach, work day, workout and so on. I even keep it in my overnight bag for when I stay over someone’s house. (I have long hair, I don’t want to clog up their drain.)

Oh yeah and now, there’s a variety of scents to choose from. I’ll have to see if I can find the tropical one.

Here’s the regular size 6.73 oz can  &

a pack of 3 travel (purse) size 

 

 

 

 

While once the one type (out of the UK) was good, you can’t keep others fingers out of the cookie jar. Other companies jumped on the bandwagon with not just sprays but Mists, foams, powders and sheets.

All four of those types are used for different hair types.

 

Herbal Essences Dry Shampoo 4.9 OzNORMAL Hair

Mist  – Lightweight mists disperse protective ingredients like antioxidants for instance.

Herbal Essences White Strawberry & Sweet Mint Dry Shampoo, 4.9 oz 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUAI Dry Shampoo Foam - 1.5 oz. Travel SizeDry Hair

FOAM- formulas cleanse, sans dust which can be drying and moisturizes with conditioning ingredients

This one for my tastes is expensive, even if I did have dry hair I likely wouldn’t use it.

Travel Size    & Regular size 

 

 

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Oily Hair

Sheets- great for travel, gym bag (just as the others are well maybe not the powder)  and mess free. The sheets eliminate tell tall grease at the roots throughout the day without having to pile on product!

Nunzio Saviano Dry Shampoo Blotting Sheets  $22 for 50 sheets

 

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Powder – nonaerosol powders typically have larger particles and therefore thicken better than mists.

Briogeo Scalp revival charcol + biotin dry shampoo

OMG I complained about that other price.. this is a 1. something ounce and its $24!!!

but then again oh wait you save a couple on Amazon.

 

 

I bought a Dry shampoo powder and it was a nice coconut scent. I by LUSH $8.95

I jsut don’t recall if its one of their vegan products as most are. You can call and ask 1 888 733 5874 (as well as to place and order)

 

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In case it is not..  There’s Drop Dead Gorgeous Shampoo for brunettes and blondes.

 

Spread it evenly  through your hair with a Scalpmaster Shampoo Brush.

I’ve been using these brushes for everything for years, and my cat loves them too! She brushes herself with my old one. Shampooing, conditioning and dry shampoo. Even getting an even amount of product (hairspray or gel depending on the style.)

 

Hair Died? or Hair Dyed?

If you have yet to dye your hair for the first time, (highlight or full on)? Save the money to have it done at the salon the first time. If you can’t afford a full dye job, go for highlights, they’re fun. This is how I started. I had my hair highlighted red.

When?

To start, I highly suggest doing any hair dying in the months you spend the least amount of time in the sun. Likely October or November  – February or march. The reason for this is if you get it done in the summer and do not properly care for it,  you will lose the color fast.

Care & Maintenance

Sitting in the sun bleaches your hair, so if you are gardening, tanning or playing outdoor sports or workouts  you need a hat or scarf. Otherwise if you can’t be bothered by the hat or scarf, (or like my father have a hard time finding hats that fit your head) use a high grade sublock with UVA/UVB protection not only on your body but brush or finger it through your tresses.

You MUST change Shampoo & conditioner to color safe/defying. Buy the same Brand etc. they are made to work together. I came across 3 Good House keeping tested, and you will find them in the link on how to make your color last.

Preparation

First off Do not wash your hair a day or 2 before dying (doesn’t matter if its in the salon or in a box at home. Your scalp/hair’s natural oils will protect your hair from the chemicals of the bleach and dye.

Highlight or Dying

When I first had my hair colored I got it highlighted. They put the highlighting cap on my head, it fits tight.

They pull the hair out with what looks like a crochet needle then bleach.

Man did I look funny when my hair was bleached. Now i know somewhat what I would look like as a blonde so I don’t think I’d even get highlights of that. Light browns, red or bright colors (I do want to try purple and green! but not enough of money to get it professionally done, plus I would need bleaching for those colors for sure.

Once your hair is dyed (even if they don’t style it) DO NOT WASH IT when you go home. Water and most (even color safe) shampoos are enemy. I’ve covered this in the ” How to make your color last” post linked below. I looked up a few links to help you out:

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Expert Tips on Hair Coloring

15 Things You Must Know Before Coloring Your Hair

 

Just please Do not use the noted shampoos the 3 links  mention. The posts are at least a year old or more,  so the shampoos are not the newest tested, and may strip the color.   I’ve covered shampoos and colored hair enemies  in MAKE YOUR COLOR LAST post. This includes 3 color defying shampoos and conditioners tested by Good Housekeeping in 2018.