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15 beauty tips to make every woman’s life easier

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Please don’t try the hair spray on your mascara wand! For one you will contaminate your vial if you put it back in, and  as if getting mascara in your eye isn’t bad enough if you get yourself with the wand with hair spray on it it will be worse.

I must try the nail whitening… I usually use some peroxide or even a bit of diluted bleach. Also likely if you get yellowing from any colors you either didn’t put a coat (or 2) of base coat on or you could also be getting a fungus! (and is another reason I use some bleach, to kill anything that MIGHT  start.)

I have a nail mending kit it has ’tissue’ much like that shown. Though A tea bag in a pinch is cool, but is it before or after making the tea? I’d say try a coffee filter if you don’t drink tea.  Also you might want to also put a base coat on, with a drop of nail glue to hold the patch job. Then use a top coat.

NO eye drops in mascara if it’s dried out it’s passed it’s use by date! Not to mention all the bacteria in it.

Definitely have got to use that cleaner for the hair tools!

Brush plate… cool idea but I use a brush cleaner

Dry Eyeliner… Ugh I hate that wet stuff I like an actual crayon as it’s less likely to get in your eye. (plus the ‘drawing’ on your eye makes your eyes look smaller not bigger.

The baby oil….. also try the ALOE version! I used to use baby oil after I shaved while still a bit damp, then I’d rub it around and rinse off and out the house I’d go. You won’t be able to stop touching them! never heard of using to shave with.. might have to try that at some point.

I’ve been using dryer sheets in my winter hats & clothes for years!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signs your body is in sugar shock.

Regardless of what anyone says about sugar, I still don’t believe about it making you gain weight. My belief stems in a bit of logic, as well as experience!

Think about it, for some it makes them hyper, hyper = more movement…more movement = ‘exercise’ and therefore weight loss.

This I know of as when I was younger I definitely drank soda more often (maybe at least one a day if not more depending if I was hanging out or at home). My first school dance, (this in Junior High) they had soda, and after drinking a few cans I started jumping off the walls.

Now I am not and really never have been one of those people to drink soda every single day (but I’m sure on the occasion I have like around a certain time of the month) If I buy a 20 oz. bottle I usually drink it through the day. I might start say at lunch and finish sometime after dinner (or when my prime time shows are on) Honestly as long as you are NOT drinking a 1-2 liter bottle a day then your good. Also as long as you do not guzzle it down.   There are foods I prefer to have a soda with rather than water or water with some flavoring in it.

The american Heart Association notes that the recommended  consumption is no more than 9.5 teaspoons of sugar per day. However  American adults consume an average of 22 teaspoons daily, while  the American child consumes 32 teaspoons of sugar each day.

While Americans are the most obese people in the world, and in North America.  78 million adults and 13 million children for an average of  35 percent. They deal with repercussions on their health from being overweight. It is estimated that the average American adult is 26 pounds heavier now than in the 1950’s.

NO sugar is NOT 100% at fault for this. That 2014 bill the mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg introduced an initiative to ban the sale of soda in quantities that exceed 16 ounces at fast food establishments. It should be no more than an 8 oz glass, however the purchase of larger quantities say 20 oz or bigger like the largest big gulp from a 7-11 those people may be on the road for the day and need to keep awake.

What everyone needs to learn is moderation! As far as losing weight goes I’ve been writing down what I’m eating but not all the calories etc.  When you can see what you are eating and writing it down you can adjust through out the day.

1. Spurts of weight gain

As we’ve discussed, sugar is a catalyst to weight gain. It increases blood sugar levels, which in turn primes our body to store more fat. Furthermore, sugar does little to nothing to create satiety, or feelings of fullness.

This is because not everyone knows how to eat right. Protein  foods keep you feeling satisfied to full longer. Instead of Potato chips try a handful of walnuts and almonds maybe some soy and Endemame (I can never spell or say that right) beans.

 2. Constant cravings

Sugar is a complex carbohydrate – a type of food that not only stores fat, but causes sudden cravings.

Honestly the only cravings I get are from the stupid commercials on they show on tv. (either that or one that has been programmed since my grade school days! Oreos!! YES! there is an Oreo time and that my friends usually kicks in somewhere between 9 & 9:30 pm!)  Then there’s certain words to say like Canolli, You WILL be buying me one if it comes up… I made mom cause she was watching some food show. Sometimes something in a book ‘m reading gives me the urge but honestly I have more than enough stuff I get from the holidays to go through (sometimes takes me longer than a year) I don’t give in too easily, its the times I get a craving for something that’s NOT available in the house that drives me nuts especially when I don’t know what it is and so I eat the house!

3. Feeling lethargic

Similar to caffeine on a smaller scale, sugar can stimulate our nervous system in the short term.This  leads to a “crash” that indicative of sugar’s suppressive effect on our metabolic system. Known as “reactive hypoglycemia,” a glucose (sugar) crash creates sudden feelings of fatigue after consuming a large amount of complex carbs.

Instead of using your usual amount of sugar or sweetener, try using honey or maple syrup, or Agave. Also check out Chia seeds they have a lot of healthy uses. One of the blogs I follow uses them as an egg substitute in their recipes, They retain more water so they are great to make your own fitness /endurance gels same for throwing in yogurt and other foods they will keep you feeling fuller longer.

4. Liver problems

Similar to alcohol’s effect, sugar can wreak havoc on our liver function. Known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), excessive intake of sugar over a long duration of time can irreparably damage this vital organ. Interestingly, sugar metabolizes in the liver the same way that alcohol does. As such, this can lead to fatty liver, insulin resistance and abnormal fat levels in the blood.

Related article: 7 Signs You Need To Reset Your Digestive System

5.  unexplainable health issues

Granted, this last one is very broad. But the truth is that excessive intake of sugar is toxic. Anytime that a toxic substance is introduced into the complex entity that is the human body, countless health problems can surface. This is the result of sugar directly or indirectly producing systematic, harmful responses in the body.

Many people diagnosed with diabetes visit the doctor with no other complaint than feelings of tiredness. Sugar can be the root cause of anything from obesity to impaired vision, from headaches to insomnia. The only way to truly know for certain is to  severely restrict the amount of sugar that you ingest on a daily basis.

If nothing else, our bodies and minds will become much, much healthier as a result.

 

everyone keeps complaining about all of this, health stuff, at least the kids have gym class, how about instead of us adults having to go before or after a tiring day at work to the gym or even at home, why can’t they have 20 minutes to a half hour (not your lunch) that you can exercise, or at least have something that can be used at your desk (I know they have some bike type thing…)

I can understand weight gain in adults. Between working, maybe you sit at a desk all or most of the day, You had kids, and then having kids, is hard to get in the work out (they are the work out!) but with the kids well now and days with all the computers, tablets etc its no wonder they are obese. Back in the 80s and 90s I don’t remember many of my friends being over weight. They may have looked it but back in the 90s,  depending on what side of fashion you went with the clothes were so baggy almost everyone looked chunky or pregnant If they didn’t dress like a banger (metal head).

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11 Make-up and Toiletry Organizers…people swear by

Or try a deluxe organizer for your shadows, glosses, and other little things: Heck I could use this not just for make up etc. but for a desk organizer, even a display to sell jewelry and crafts I made!

I have loads of make up old or new, and YES I know the old needs to be chucked out, but I just love the color too much and its no longer sold. I still have my old Caboodles carry case as well as my big Sassaby one both in storage (I would swear in mine there’s an extra compartment that you could put hair sprays in)  but I would like something other than the drawer in my bureau for my make-up (plus whatever is on top of it) I have a caboodles or whatever organizer as well, (again in storage) but that may end up being desk fodder at some point instead.  This one on the right I like for the top of my bureau as you can see everything in it. I juts don’t know if there will be enough clearance as mine is also a hutch.

That hanging bag I do love for travel a well as the toiletry set (I have something like it) but for that much money I’ll stick to the Michael Kohrs (sp?) hanging toiletry bag I got as a hand me down. (I won’t buy brand name stuff but I’m not against getting it free or in a Thrift store! (but then I usually don’t notice it is as I don’t really look at the names, just the style and if I’ll like it on me)

What I need for a make-up organizer is not just make up but side holders (good size ones) for at least 5-10 bottles of Perfume and same for lotions!

 

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10 Surprising Uses Of Aspirin You Did Not Know About

10 Surprising Uses Of Aspirin You Did Not Know About

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Four Secrets To Staying Fit And Slim From Japanese Women

Maybe this should have been the first post of the new year? For those of you watching your weight or in a full on diet.

Here is

Source: Four Secrets To Staying Fit And Slim From Japanese Women

Incoming: Hot New Beauty (product) Launches to Check Out This January

As part of being an Influenster I  get the heads up on some ‘new’ or up-coming products. Here is a slide show from Influenster on the the January products to be launched. (granted there are a few I think I’ve seen and have been out for a bit already)

 

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New beauty trends for 2017

 

These brushes are pretty! I like the one with the red and the purple brushes best sadly there’s no information on where they will be available or how much (which I’m afraid to even know)

 

8 Simple tricks to sooth and heal dry cracked fingertips this winter

This is the time of year (well in the states at least) where nails can become brittle and skin very dry even to the point of cracking! I wouldn’t suggest the superglue, that can lead to making things worse as it pulls your skin off. Before going out with or without gloves put on a thick lotion or some vaseline type all over your hands (and if you will be outside without face protection put it on your face especially your T-zone (that of your forehead and nose) Use moisturizer everyday.
When You take a shower don’t use too hot of water as that can also strip your skin of moisture (surprisingly right?) While I am still int he shower with the water on, I rub some babyoil on everywhere esp. that which is usually exposed to the elements or just ends up getting cold first!) I rinse off. before I towel dry I use a little more especially On my feet, hands and arms (the spots that feel dry or usually end up feeling itchy during the winter.)
You also don’t want the heat in your house too high… as that can be stripping the moisture. Might I suggest a humidifier even if it’s just on your bedside table at night.
But be sure especially if you work outside… keep lotion with you, and put it on every time after your wash your hands and before you put your gloves back on or go back to work. My dad’s fingers would get so dry they’d split and man did it look like it hurt! (honestly just looking at it would bring a tear to my eye)
You want ones that are thick, not watery like those perfumey type of lotions. Think of ‘body butter’ that’s creamier than a lotion. So its more ‘cream than lotion that you are looking for. Here are some of the products my dad uses as well as I have in the past or still do!
For those of you that have this problem, Udderly Smooth (udder cream) or the O’keefe’s brand is great to use.. I think my dad used to also have something in a square tin as well..
All Natural Balm , Burt’s Bees, Neutrogena, .. Nivea is also good, I tin kit’s one of the thickest lotions…err Cream I have seen!
my Favorite is the Lotions like Dream Cream  and the Vaseline like (ultra Balm  at Lush (which is a vegan product) Also I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Lemony Flutter.. really it’s cuticle butter but it has a nice lemon smell that I use it as a  cream balm as well!
If you go to the nail salon, get a manicure especially if they warm the lotions~! The Salon I go to uses warm lotion, and feels so much more soothing than just rubbing in the lotion.
Also I suggest using a pumice stone to remove any dry skin from your hands (etc body) you need to exfoliate that dry skin off. then put your lotion balm or whatever on.  I know there are some that just use a little olive oil to prevent their hands from cracking and skin from drying. (always best to put oils or the lotions on when you still have some beads of water on you from your shower.

 

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